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>>39978681It’s been nearly a week since Hiss rejected her own advance and more or less made things real awkward. You got over it pretty quickly despite your own forestalled excitement but for Hiss...it seems to be a bit of a different matter. She hasn’t shown her face for days and it’s starting to get a little concerning. You’ve wound up in her room multiple times since then but she’s steadfastly remained in snake form every time. Besides that, you’ve spent your days constructively or so you hope. Still doing your best to puzzle through the book, continuing your painful training with Oster and experimenting.But what experiments exactly? > Focused mainly on the bunyip hair.> Focused mainly on snakeskin.>Focused mainly on scales.>Focused mainly on venom.>Focused mainly on snake blood.>You spent less time experimenting and more time picking through what was left of your Journeyman books to shore up your fundamentals
>>39978692>Focused mainly on snake blood.
>>39978692>You spent less time experimenting and more time picking through what was left of your Journeyman books to shore up your fundamentalsLet's us make more combos with stuff later.
>>39978865Fundamentals are lame. Snake blood is completely uncharted territory in alchemy.
>>39978906It's all spirit shit. It also needs a source meaning hiss or Constrictor.Hiss is having a Hissy fit, and hurting the constrictor is suicide.
>>39978692>> Focused mainly on snakeskin.Just because the idea of each time we saw her she's left only skins.
>>39978692> Focused mainly on snakeskin.Gotta get them shapechanger potions son.
>>39978982Need to be a Master for it first. >>39978958Half the time it was dust though.
>>39978692Is this gonna be the only experimentation vote in this thread? I want to do more than one
> Focused mainly on snakeskin.The shed skin of a snake carries with it powerful transmutation properties, which makes sense as it is the medium through which Hiss and her kind affect their own shapechanging. A potion with snakeskin is always transformative in some regard.You already still have some snakeskin with you and harvesting more is easy, all you have to do is search Hiss' room. The snake hisses at you from its spot by the fireplace but does little else to stop you.You may pick three potions from the following list:> Alteration Brew: This potion is your best emulation of Master Yolan's shapeshifting potion and can alter superficial features for a few minutes.> Dandelion Elixir: Spreading this on any plant life causes it to break out in a plague of yellow flowers that are all quite alchemically potent. > Descaling Fluid: Inspired by your current dilemma, this also mixes in snake scales in order to make a brew that forces a snake in natural form to assume the last form they took.> Youth Cream: Does not actually make anyone younger but gives the appearance. Not useful but you could probably sell it for mad bank.> Rumpleskin: Mixed with an acidic concoction, this potion causes the skin of anyone it touches to seize up in pebbly lumps and immobilize them for a few hours or until they receive an alchemical cure. > The Dud: The Dud transforms other potions. When sprayed or splashed, it transforms anything alchemical into messy water and separates potions into their component ingredients.> Collapsibility Brew: While you can't emulate the effects of Eugene's rejects just yet, this potion shrinks any non-living object it comes into contact with for easy storage and transport.> Silent Brew: This potion can be added to any other potion to make it appear as a different brew of your choice. Excellent for tricking people into drinking things.
>>39979307> Alteration Brew: This potion is your best emulation of Master Yolan's shapeshifting potion and can alter superficial features for a few minutes.> Rumpleskin: Mixed with an acidic concoction, this potion causes the skin of anyone it touches to seize up in pebbly lumps and immobilize them for a few hours or until they receive an alchemical cure. > Collapsibility Brew: While you can't emulate the effects of Eugene's rejects just yet, this potion shrinks any non-living object it comes into contact with for easy storage and transport.
>>39979307> Alteration Brew: This potion is your best emulation of Master Yolan's shapeshifting potion and can alter superficial features for a few minutes.> Rumpleskin: Mixed with an acidic concoction, this potion causes the skin of anyone it touches to seize up in pebbly lumps and immobilize them for a few hours or until they receive an alchemical cure. > Collapsibility Brew: While you can't emulate the effects of Eugene's rejects just yet, this potion shrinks any non-living object it comes into contact with for easy storage and transport.nice job picking the lamest option guys
>>39979307>> Collapsibility Brew: While you can't emulate the effects of Eugene's rejects just yet, this potion shrinks any non-living object it comes into contact with for easy storage and transport.> Youth Cream: Does not actually make anyone younger but gives the appearance. Not useful but you could probably sell it for mad bank.> The Dud: The Dud transforms other potions. When sprayed or splashed, it transforms anything alchemical into messy water and separates potions into their component ingredients.Most of this is crap.>>39979406Spirit magic wouldn't be much better right now. We need to stock up on basic so we can combo better.
>>39979420It's not spirit magic it's soul magic. There's a difference and the uses of soul alchemy could be amazing. It has never been done before
>>39979307> Silent Brew: This potion can be added to any other potion to make it appear as a different brew of your choice. Excellent for tricking people into drinking things.So we can actually poison people or do shady shit. > Youth Cream: Does not actually make anyone younger but gives the appearance. Not useful but you could probably sell it for mad bank.We have to benefit from this shit somehow, if we can't become a literal snake oil salesperson we might as well become a plastic surgeon.> Descaling Fluid: Inspired by your current dilemma, this also mixes in snake scales in order to make a brew that forces a snake in natural form to assume the last form they took.This acts as a trump card against anyone dumb enough to try to replicate our little trick against us, it means if anyone decided to go and dragon themselves out we can just revert them back to there original form.
>>39979420This isn't crap, this is all extremely useful in its own niche way. We just need to decide which niches we want to be able to fill. For all the times these potions are useful we have our trusty acid, venom, and explosive potions.
>>39979470Except we have no idea what we're doing and soul magic right now would be even more useless since we have limited options with it.
>>39979307> Alteration Brew: This potion is your best emulation of Master Yolan's shapeshifting potion and can alter superficial features for a few minutes.> Collapsibility Brew: While you can't emulate the effects of Eugene's rejects just yet, this potion shrinks any non-living object it comes into contact with for easy storage and transport.> Silent Brew: This potion can be added to any other potion to make it appear as a different brew of your choice. Excellent for tricking people into drinking things.
>these potions are weaker/more nicheWell yeah, Cennen's done almost nothing with snakeskin before. You had to brew the Snake Oil before you made the Snakebreaker Flask. > Alteration Brew: This potion is your best emulation of Master Yolan's shapeshifting potion and can alter superficial features for a few minutes.> Rumpleskin: Mixed with an acidic concoction, this potion causes the skin of anyone it touches to seize up in pebbly lumps and immobilize them for a few hours or until they receive an alchemical cure. > Collapsibility Brew: While you can't emulate the effects of Eugene's rejects just yet, this potion shrinks any non-living object it comes into contact with for easy storage and transport.You add several new recipes to your repertoire, increasing the breadth of your power further. You also spend a significant time getting a proper understanding of how to brew snakeskin, a reagent you admit that you haven't done much with. Snake scales is probably your 'strongest' field if only because you've already practiced so much with it. But now you think that any further investigation into snakeskin might yield grander results.In addition, you were not entirely focused on just this one reagent for the past few days. You've spent a trifling time on something else.> Pick one of the previous ingredient choices or the journeyman books for your minor focus.
>>39979615> Focused mainly on the bunyip hair.Something we've worked with and can replace easily.
>>39979642We've never worked with blood anon. Except that once. We need something more substantive. Scales, or hair would help.
>>39979670You can go ahead and vote for whatever you like anon and I'll do the same
>>39979670Also we've made two brews with snake blood. Soul drift and the one we used to help hiss get her souls back. I think that makes us experienced enough for good brews
>>39979615> bunyip hair.
Rolled 6 (1d6)Looks like a tie between the hair and the journeyman books. Evens for the former, odds for the latter.
>>39979788Pick one (1) from the following list:> Greater Restoration. This brew wipes out all fatigue and counts as over ten hours of sleep from just drinking it. Leaves you very energetic.> Hyperactivity. Crowds the mind with energy, leaving the imbiber unable to follow any proper trains of thought and rendering them unable to focus on anything for a few hours.> Hearty. This doesn't cure poisons or disease but it does vastly increase the drinker's resistance to them for the next day.> Potency. You could refine a brew that fills one with the strength and endurance of the Bunyip for a limited time.
>>39979835> Potency. You could refine a brew that fills one with the strength and endurance of the Bunyip for a limited time.
>>39979835> Potency. You could refine a brew that fills one with the strength and endurance of the Bunyip for a limited time.swole
>>39979835> Greater Restoration. This brew wipes out all fatigue and counts as over ten hours of sleep from just drinking it. Leaves you very energetic.
>>39979835>> Potency. You could refine a brew that fills one with the strength and endurance of the Bunyip for a limited time.
> Potency. You could refine a brew that fills one with the strength and endurance of the Bunyip for a limited time.You also do a little more work with the Bunyip hair, it's not like you have a limited supply. And getting it from the Bunyip is always fun. It doesn't sulk for days on end, that's for sure.This continues until the seventh night. There's a storm out and the sea is rough. You're sitting in Hiss' room flicking through your book while she's coiled up by the fire and is either asleep or pretending to be. You don't fancy being bitten trying to find out.You haven't had any trouble adjusting to your sea-legs like some people apparently do but even you are starting to feel a little queasy from the ship's movement now.You can hear thunder and the ship almost feels like its bouncing up and down amidst the storm. It's not pleasant.> Stay down here and wait it out.> Go up there and see what's going on.> Go up there but try to take Hiss with you. > Use Potion (Specify)> Other
>>39980081> Go up there but try to take Hiss with you.
>>39980081>> Stay down here and wait it out.
>>39980081>OtherMake sure our Bunyip is okay
>>39980081> Go up there and see what's going on.I hope it isn't another magical creature or a spirit. I was hoping for more than a week of relative peace.
>>39980081> Go up there and see what's going on.
> Go up there and see what's going on.You get to your feet unsteadily as the ship shudders beneath you. You think about taking Hiss in your pack but you decide to leave her be. She might try to bite you if you touch her now and if there is something dangerous up on the deck being trapped in your pack would hardly be a great place for her.You do your best to stumble through the shaking corridors of the deck, throwing the doors open to find a deck lashed with rain. The air is filled with thunder, the sound of rain on wood and bellowing Quedeshi profanities. The slippery deck is swarming with sailors and to each side you can see the wine-dark depths rising up on either side of the ship. The ship crests another wave and you are nearly thrown from your feet.You look up into an iron sky, the stars and moon obscured by swollen clouds lit only by the flicker of lightning. You stumble back and nearly trip over Tash. The masked ambassador doesn't say anything but simply shoves you aside as the captain of the vessel, a plump Quedeshi with a bristling mustache wider than his face does his best to bow to him under the conditions.They jabber at each other in their own tongue, leaving you entirely left out. The Captain has a map but it is one of winds and sea currents and you cannot read it. "Excuse me?"Tash starts, as if he truly didn't notice you were there. "Ah, Cennen. Please secure your lady.""What's going on?""A storm, what does it looks like? Most unseasonal."He sounds calm, with only a hint of tension in his voice."I've been told that we may have to take emergency port with one of the Teeth. It might be messy."Shit, what can you even do about a storm? If it's spirit-born than you could just drive that back but if it is natural than it is dumb and deaf and cannot be reasoned with. > Stay up on the deck.> Run to find Oster.> Run to get Hiss.> Other
>>39980471> Run to get Hiss.
>>39980471>> Run to get Hiss.Tell Oster what's up if we see him as we go down. Also check for Bunyip.
>>39980471>> Run to get Hiss.
>>39980517Bunyip is probably submerged to avoid the storm. He'll be fine
Yo Ouro which brews do we actually have made right now?
> Run to get Hiss.You stagger back down through the ship as the rocking increases. Taking port with the Teeth? That can't end well. From what little Oster has told you of the jagged islands that rim the Jheri Bay, you know that they are inhospitable and populated by savages besides. Not to mention that the phrase 'emergency port' doesn't really fill you with confidence. You throw open the door only to find Oster already in Hiss' room. Oh, of course this would be the fist place he'd come. He's trying to pick up Hiss, his words lost in the racket but the snake is recoiling from him with her fangs bared.Luckily Oster occupies all of her attention so you can just sneak in behind her and grab her behind the head. Hiss twists in vain to bite you but you just stuff her in your pack and latch it up tight. Oster shouts something at you but you can't hear him anymore. He doesn't seem too annoyed. He points out the door. The other snake? You can't tell. Surely someone is already taking care of that one?> Stay in this room.> Run to the deck.> Go check on the other room.> Get down as low as you can below decks.> Other
>>39980782>> Go check on the other room.
>>39980677The beauty of just coming off from a timeskip is that you can be assumed to have at least one of every brew in your pack right now.
>>39980782> Get down as low as you can below decks.
>>39980782> Go check on the other room.Drink the potency brew to carry her in her box if necessary
>>39980782> Go check on the other room.
>>39980782> Go check on the other room.Did we just capture Hiss again? Top kek.
>>39980782Oh shit I bet that wishbond just got reactivated
>>39980808Only this time, the thing we have to blow up is hundreds of miles behind us on that island we just left. Say, how crazy is Eugene again? It wouldn't be right sending the twins. But I'd bet Eugene would love learning how to souldrift. Or become a motherfucking dragon.
>>39980957u wot m8
>>39980957How would we talk to him?
>>39980988There's probably a potion for that. Long as we have one of his potions left as a link or something.
>> Go check on the other room.You direct a quick prayer for Hiss to please stop writhing around inside your pack or else she might break one of your potions. This actually stops her for a moment before she restarts the writhing once again, this time twice as hard.You sigh as you run across the hallway to the other room, the one the constrictor was living in. The room is very similiar to Hiss' room, in fact you might even wager that they've been outfitted the exact same way. What immediately draws the eye is the huge carved chest, one currently being slowly dragged along the ground by two of Tash's faceless soldiers.> Drink a Potence and help them.> Just leave the room, she's being taken care of.> Get Oster to come help.> Other
>>39981069> Drink a Potence and help them.
>>39981069Whoops, dropped my trip there.>>39980892Cennen has gotten so good at Snakecatching that he can kidnap Hiss more or less by accident.
>>39981069>> Drink a Potence and help them.
>>39981069> Just leave the room, she's being taken care of.I think the language barrier might cause some problems here
>>39981099Cennen!!!!!!!!Fuck, I did it again didn't I? Sorry Hiss.
>>39981130Where the hell would we take a massive chest with a twenty foot snake on a boat in the middle of a storm?
>>39981189To a safer part of the ship, obviously
>>39981130>>39981189>>39981205Inb4 Cennen ahs 2 wish bound snakes completely by accident.
>>39981069>> Just leave the room, she's being taken care of.
Rolled 5 (1d6)Looks like another tie. Odds is helping, evens isn't.
>>39981350I may be cursed, my vote has literally never won a tiebreaker roll
>>39981375Really? Mine always has. What's life like on the other side?
>>39981404It's not so bad. Every once in a while I get to feel all smug if things don't turn out well due to the tiebreaker
>>39981350Aw hell, you probably shouldn't help. This isn't any of your business and where the hell are they planning to take the chest anyway? And yet here you are, helping anyway.You reach into your pack for Potence, praying for Hiss not to bite your hand. She listens and you take a swig, feeling sudden strength and power flood your body.You get your hands under a corner of the chest and begin to lift. The men try to speak to you in Quedeshi but fall silent after a few seconds, no doubt realizing that they can't talk to you.Hiss could translate for you but she'd have to be human for that and also not in your pack.Nevertheless, all three of you share the same intent and that communicates itself just fine. They don't even seem that distrustful of you! You recall what Hiss said about your draconic actions in the dock making it so that they never had to fight the Snakecatcher. You might have saved their lives for all you know and they seem pretty respectful.Their 'still & silent' act is starting to fall apart under the circumstances and you can see their eyes widen behind the chain veils as you take the weight of the chest.Together the three of you carry it out of the room and start heading downwards. It looks like they want to deposit it in the very bottom of the ship's hold. You follow their wordless instructions as you all struggle to both keep the chest high and to keep your footing in the shaking corridors.Nobody else is done in the hold, you imagine they're all busy. You let out a groan as together you slowly deposit the chest onto the ground. That wasn't so bad.Hell, even the ship's stopped shaking so much. Seems like you're finally in clearer wate-An unholy din blasts your ears as the whole ship rumbles and a splinter of rock smashes through the bottom of the ship's hold, carving a gash along the bottom and up along the wall. Water rushes in with enough force to splinter the black wood and widen it further.Aw nuts.1/2
>>39981572> Grab hold of the chest, what better anchor can you ask for?> Secure your pack!> Grab hold of one of the soldiers.> Don't grab onto anything, just run as fast as you can.> Other
>>39981604>> Grab hold of the chest, what better anchor can you ask for?>> Secure your pack!
>>39981604> Secure your pack!
>>39981604>> Secure your pack!It has our potions, our books and our snake in it.Why didn't we make a waterbreathing potion guys?
>>39981604> Grab hold of the chest, what better anchor can you ask for?> Secure your pack!
>>39981604>> Secure your pack!
>>39981630Because that would require skill and ingredients we don't have, we could probably, with fish gills and snakeskin, temporarily gain water breathing, but that'd also make us unable to breathe on land or some blatant fish-man monstrosity.
>>39981572In retrospect the bottom of the ship was the worst possible place to go in this situation
Looks like it's the Bunyip's time to shine once again. And we should be pretty great at swimming with increased strength and endurance
> Secure your pack!You do your best to hold onto your pack as the water rushes towards you. You've got way too much in here to lose it to some bullshit like this! And then the water slams you into the opposite wall and lacking any proper handhold, you are dragged under. You drift through the water reeling for a moment before you reorient yourself and try to make for the surface. Are you still in the ship? Where the fuck are you? How long were you under for?Your pack is waterproof but how long can it stay latched shut for? You have snakes and books in there!You break the surface with a shout, gasping for breath amidst the waves as the storm rages around you. Fuck, you must have been dragged out of the ship. Where is it?You can barely spot the ship in this weather and you're getting dragged further and further from it. You can see rocks breaking the surf around you and just above the tips of the immense waves, a lonely peak of stone towering above the waters. The Teeth. They'd gotten here at least.You do your best to swim but you don't have the right leverage to best use your enhanced strength and you feel that it might have only been your enhanced endurance that kept you conscious beneath the water.And then something soft slaps against your feet. You're not alone.The Bunyip rises from beneath you, doing its best to keep you on its back as it surfaces! You grab hold of its neck as best you can.> Direct it towards the Tooth.> Direct it back towards the struggling ship.> Use a Collapsible Brew on your pack. You don't actually know what happens to things holding other things when they're collapses so this could end badly.> Leave your pack as it is and risk water getting in.
>>39981861Oops, that should be two different set of choices. One for the Bunyip's direction and one for what you're doing with your pack. So two votes.
>>39981861> Leave your pack as it is and risk water getting in.> Direct it towards the Tooth.
>>39981861>> Direct it towards the Tooth.> Leave your pack as it is and risk water getting in.Hiss is in the pack so collapsible is moot anyways.
>>39981861Look around for the chest nearby and then > Direct it back towards the struggling ship. And yell for oster> Leave your pack as it is and risk water getting in.
>>39981861>> Direct it back towards the struggling ship.
>>39981861If the ship begins to sink a lot don't get too close, the water could pull the bunyip down with it
>>39981861>> Direct it towards the Tooth.>> Leave your pack as it is and risk water getting in.
> Direct it towards the Tooth.> Leave your pack as it is and risk water getting in.You do your best to nudge the Bunyip towards the closest thing resembling land and it obeys, even the great beast struggling to make its way through the waves now that it is up among the turmoil upon the surface.You do your best to hold on with your pack out of the rain as much as possible. In the periphery of your vision, you see the stark Tooth getting closer and closer as the Bunyip keeps swimming. You can only see the one right now though you know that there are hundreds, the barrier archipelago that guards the Jheri Bay. You feel the blackness about the edges of your vision rising up, something you're well familiar with now. Only the effects of Potence keep them at bay and only it lets you keep clinging to the Bunyip for dear life as it strives forward.You lose track of time and space within the storm, just clutching to the Bunyip in a trance. And then your foot scrapes against the bottom and you are lifted free and dropped on a steep beach made of sand and gravel.The rain is still pounding down but the air is quieter and the Bunyip drags you up further, away from the waves. It licks you along the face with a foul-smelling tongue and you finally drift off....Dawn is breaking when you wake and you're still on the beach. You can tell first by feeling the warmth and then by seeing the light that a fire has been lit across from you.A strange person is silhouetted against the light, looking down at you. This all feels very familiar and for a moment you think it's Hiss but you can make out just enough to know you've never seen this person before in your life.Strange people live in the Teeth.> Surrender and act non-hostile.> Try to greet them.> Pray> Attack!> Other
>>39982282> Try to greet them.
>>39982282>> Try to greet them.Constrictor calling it.> Pray
>>39982282>> Try to greet them.
>>39982282>tfw bunyip abandoned us
>>39982414Or it's asleep/getting food/captured/busy/salvaging something/finding Oster.
> Try to greet themNo point in trying to start something with whoever this is. Best to just be polite and non-threatening. You win every battle you don't fight."H-hello? Uh, I don't suppose you speak Avling do you?"Your eyes adjust to the light and you notice that they are brown-skinned and seem to be wearing the same coarse vests and trousers that the sailors of your ship had been wearing. She's also very obviously a woman, something that throws you for a bit. She says something to you in Quedeshi before changing tack."I...don't speak tongue well. You safe?"The words are forced and the bad translation almost feels heavy handed.You don't remember seeing any female sailors aboard the ship, much less one that actually knew some of your language!The sailor woman pulls you closer to the fire with a casual strength.It is there in the light that you finally get a good look at her, noticing that her right eye is covered with an eyepatch. She continues speaking."Don't speak well. But I know you. Rest."> Put two and two together.> Wow, you didn't know there was another eyepatched lady who spoke both languages on the ship, you should introduce her to Hiss later.> You know what's going on here but you're willing to pretend you don't.> Use Potion (Specify)> Other
>>39982586>> Put two and two together.
>>39982586>> You know what's going on here but you're willing to pretend you don't.
>>39982586> You know what's going on here but you're willing to pretend you don't.
>>39982586> Put two and two together.nofun.jpg
>>39982586>> Wow, you didn't know there was another eyepatched lady who spoke both languages on the ship, you should introduce her to Hiss later.
>>39982674Oi. no samefagging.
>>39982674>>39982692I honestly don't know how that are got in there. Please disregard.
>>39982718>>39982692*That "R" Fuck. Phoneposting sucks dicks.>>39982586> Put two and two together.
> You know what's going on here but you're willing to pretend you don't.You look askance at the sailor-girl. You wouldn't miss any woman working on the ship, particularly not one with those proportions. She looks like she should be modelling a corset somewhere, not working on a ship. You're pretty sure you know exactly what's going on here. Hiss escaped from your bag and had to take human form to help you, especially since you might have just dragged her into a wish-bond again accidentally. But she's still embarrassed about what happened so she's trying to hide her identity with a different form. She's not doing a great job of it because she's beautiful but you're not going to complain about it.Now, you could either tell you know exactly what's up and make things awkward again or you could have some fun with this. You choose the latter option as you search through pack."Oh shit! Have you seen a, uh, snake anywhere? She's not here!""She went someplace, will come back soon.""Okay. That's a relief. You don't know how much she means to me."You hear her breath catch in her throat but she stays silent.> Use the fire to start brewing.> Is there anything to eat.> Ask her what happened to the ship.> Keep messing with her.> Other
>>39982900>Is there anything to eat.> Ask her what happened to the ship.> Keep messing with her.
>>39982900> Is there anything to eat.> Ask her what happened to the ship.>You seen my pack? Need to see if I lost any potions, books or equipment.
>>39982900>Ask if she's seen that big hairy monster> Keep messing with her.
>>39982964Your pack remains with you, anon
>>39982982Need to take inventory on it then.
>>39982900>> Use the fire to start brewing.>> Ask her what happened to the bunyip.>> Keep messing with her.
>>39982900> Use the fire to start brewing.> Keep messing with her.
>>39982900> Use the fire to start brewing.> Is there anything to eat.> Keep messing with her.
> Is there anything to eat?> Use the fire to start brewing.> Keep messing with her."Is there anything to eat?"She motions to a what appears to be half of a very large rat. It isn't even singed. She throws it in the fire a moment later. "Nah, it's fine I can make do."You get your kit out of your pack and start cooking up a restoration brew. That should fill both of your stomachs. In the meantime though, you can't help but think of the best way to have some fun with this absurd charade.> Start cuddling up to her.> "It's good to have her gone though, she's a bit deluded."> "What about the other snake, the python? It's much bigger and stronger so it can probably look after itself mind you."> Make a wish while pretending it was an accident (Specify)> Brew up some snake oil, if she's human she'll have to not mind it.> Other
>>39983179> "What about the other snake, the python? It's much bigger and stronger so it can probably look after itself mind you."> Brew up some snake oil, if she's human she'll have to not mind it.
>>39983179These are all terrible trap options>ask if she knows what happened to the ship or if she's seen anyone else
>>39983210what part of> Keep messing with her.was missed?
>>39983179>> Start cuddling up to her.Say we're still cold after getting out of the storm
>>39983179> Start cuddling up to her.> You know, she's pretty great but I wish she would tell me what's on her mind. She's been acting very strange lately
>>39983210Well yeah, >'Keep messing with her'was the selected action, so it's all gonna be attempts to troll her. Some perhaps less well thought out than others.
>>39983226Yeah I get that, but they all kinds range from insulting her to breaking a direct promise, with the exception of cuddling I guess
>>39983179>>39983254>> You know, she's pretty great but I wish she would tell me what's on her mind. She's been acting very strange latelyI really like this. This.
>>39983294Well the wish doesn't insult her either.>>39983254>>39983306Hiss isn't stupid anons She'll know we know, and then she'll clam up.
>>39983323She physically can't calm up if we use a wish.
>>39983179> Start cuddling up to her.> Make a wish while pretending it was an accident that Hiss would hold you like this sometimes
>>39983347>really wanting to mind control the angsty venomous vindictive snake.Anon are you trying to make bad choices, or does it come naturally?
>>39983323> StupidNo, but she is arrogant and proud, and might not be willing to think that we can see through her awesome disguise. I mean, she has an eyepatch and everything!> YFW it's not Hiss.
>>39983372That's how all wishes work m8. And we're not doing anything bad.
>>39983179> Wish for Hiss to be warm and safe.
>>39983391>Making her speak when she apparently really doesn't wish too>Okpick one. With the exception of the kill the snake servants vote in thread 1 Cennen's wishes have been surprisingly un mind rapey.>>39983373She also knows Cennen is sharp, despite calling him idiot constantly.
>>39983429It's not mind rape anon you need to relax.
>>39983269I kinda thought the keep messing with her option was to continue saying things that would get her flustered
>>39983429But she's too proud to admit it.
Sorry about the delay, was eating.> Start cuddling up to her.> You know, she's pretty great but I wish she would tell me what's on her mind. She's been acting very strange lately.You fetch the restoration brew off the fire and give an exaggerated 'oof' at how hot it is."Do you want some?""Sure."You drink first, feeling energy flood back through you. Ah, that's the stuff.She reaches out for the bottle but you swoop down in a gentle movement and sit right by her side before offering it to her. She doesn't stop you."Sorry, I'm feeling a bit cold."You put the arm around her shoulder as she drinks and she smiles."Shouldn't you be treating your snake this way? I'm just a sailor."She's dropped the forced mistranslation and sounds a lot better for it."Well..."You hold her closer and she acquiesces, leaning in against your chest."She's great but I just wish she told me what's on her mind right now. It's been weird lately."She looks at you, her eyes narrowed."She's just going through some stuff. She's at a fork in the road and she doesn't know what path she ought to take. She asserted herself but underneath all of it, she's a little scared and unsure. And now she can't bear to be with him because it makes her think of how she can't tell him how it feels and that with each day, with each day spent in my fit it feels like there's more and more reason to say nothing. When I choose to do something I always make sure I take it to the end, I assert myself and make my will reality. But what about when I don't know what to do?"She then jabs you in the ribs with no small amount of force, knowing the wind out of you."Arsehole."She doesn't say it unkindly.You wheeze and puff but you don't move away until you can speak."...You're welcome."She strokes your hair. She doesn't sound very angry, only tired and somewhat annoyed."Remember when I said we needed to talk about the airs you give yourself? More than ever, now. Why won't you remember your place?"1/2
>>399837412/2"This IS my place, as far as I can tell.""I am way too lenient with you, that's what it is."But she smiles at your answer anyway and puts her arm around your side."You can burn those other two wishes anytime now."Her arm suddenly pulls tight, locking around your ribs with gentle yet crushing force."Preferably soon."> "In a bit, I just woke up."> Make two wishes (Specify)> Make one wish (Specify)> "So did you know I was onto you?"> "Not a great disguise, if I can offer my opinion."> "So where's the bunyip? And the ship?"> Other
>>39983796> "So where's the bunyip? And the ship?"> Make two wishes (Specify)>I wish you had the power to rapidly regenerate permanent damage from scars and injuries.I dunno about the other one. Does anyone else had any ideas? And I figure even if it lasts until the bond is broke, it'll heal the eye thing
>>39983796Wish for another upgrade to our snake art and one other wish of her own choosing.
>>39983796>> "So did you know I was onto you?"> "Not a great disguise, if I can offer my opinion."> "So where's the bunyip? And the ship?">I wish you had the power to rapidly regenerate permanent damage from scars and injuries.I think I'll keep the other one for now, hopefully you'll heal up fast then I can burn it.
>>39983830I like your idea plus either one of these >>39983852
>>39983796>> "So did you know I was onto you?">> Make one wish (Specify)If it'd work, >>39983830Leave the other wish until the eye's fully healed, just in case.
>>39983796Brew some antivenom for her to carry around so our life is in her hands if she ever accidentally bites us
>>39983830>>39983852>>39983869If we're doing regen might want to hold the other til she's healed up.
>>39983945I still like the idea of letting her decide what the last wish is eventually. Hiss would love it.
>>39983998True but that might cause Creator shit fit. After Cennen has caught her 3 times now, the Creator is either blessing him or watching him now.
>>39983796Man, honestly at this point I can't think of any wish to make, it's pretty alright at the moment.Aside from losing the ship and all that. I'd say we tease her for a bit, and then maybe wish that after she's free she doesn't have to give wishes to anyone who catches her? Because that's kind of a big thing for her enemies to be able to do to her.We might even bring it up that it's safer for us to hold a wish to prevent that, since we'll pretty much do what she wants anyways.
>>39984018The creator doesn't do shit anymore anon.
>>39984038Dragons thought so too, til blam one night of get fucked assholes.
>>39984018The creator already hates cennen because he's a spiritbane anon. It's irrelevant though.
>>39984055If you think letting Hiss decide her own wish is on a similar level to enslaving and eating the human race I don't know what to tell you anon
>> "So did you know I was onto you?"> "So where's the bunyip? And the ship?">I wish you had the power to rapidly regenerate permanent damage from scars and injuries."But first," you say, trying unsuccessfully to escape her grasp. "Do you know where the ship is? Or the bunyip?"She shrugs."You were alone when I built the fire. I don't know where it's buggered off to or why. Disgusting creature."Oh dear, you hope something hasn't happened to it. It's probably just out having a bit of a swim or something."As for the ship," Hiss continue. "I think I saw it run aground on the other side of the island. I wanted to go check it out but..."She tightens her grip further to the point where it's a little painful and you're basically forced into her bosom. Not that you're resisting that bit."This wishbond," you manage to say. "Yeah, yeah I'll make a wish. Uh...I wish that you had the power to rapidly regenerate permanent damage from scars and injuries."Hiss lets go of you though you decide you're pretty happy staying where you are right now. She feels her face slowly, flipping her eyepatch up. She grimaces at what she feels beyond it."Maybe that helped a little. But I don't think being able to heal like that is ever in my power. You might as well ask me to raise the dead. Still, I appreciate the intent."Her hand tugs at the buttons of your shirt."I really appreciate it."> "...Now about that second wish."> Back off.> Nah, you'll go with it this time.> "Really not the best place."> Other
>>39984174> Nah, you'll go with it this time.
>>39984174>> Nah, you'll go with it this time.inb4 something bad happens.
>>39984174>> Nah, you'll go with it this time.
inb4 oster is watching
>>39984249Inb4 Native attacks.Inb4 Bunyip returnsinb4 Constrictor interruptInb4 Bart shows upInb4 Quedeshi search party finds us
> Nah, you'll go with it this time.She fumbles with your buttons somewhat until you lend her a hand. Then you lend her another and she tenses as her fangs come out as you undo her vest. They almost immediately recede, sheathing themselves as her eyes widen."Oh, I guess the wishbond has SOME use then."You nearly go for a kiss before you remember and instead she pushes you to the ground as she pushes her own trousers down. You can feel the sand and gravel in your back and oh wow this is actually really uncomfortable. You don't complain though because you don't think it'd stop her.A forked tongue tastes the air and things start to get interesting.By which I mean fucking skeletons come out of the darkness and kick Hiss off you. Yes, really.Hiss gets to her feet instantly, hissing defiance while you're left lying down, feeling increasingly frustrated and also really confused.There are six skeletons in all, each of them covered in rusted armour and huge seal-skin capes but skeletons nonetheless. Barely any flesh remains on them as far as you can see and their eyes are empty. Each of them is holding some sort of curved hand-axe. Some of them have ancient blood still crusting the blade.The first skeleton falls over when Hiss touches it but the second just pulls out a bronze-shod spear from behind its back and uses it to drive her back while remaining safely away.> What the fuck.> What the fuck> What the fuck.> Use Potion (Specify)> Make wish (Specify)> Other (Specify)
>>39984433> What the fuck.> What the fuck> What the fuck.>At this point the Creator HAS to be pulling strings.>Drink Potence and Regen, use acid on skellies and if we have our sword use it.
>>39984433Are they far enough away to safely use a snakebreaker on them?
>>39984463They're right up in your grill so no.
>>39984463One is in spear range of Hiss so I don't think so.
>>39984433. . . . so this is what it means to be spiritbane, huh. Constant cock-blocking by god.> Potence> Regen> Fight aggressively with the sword to get the spear out of the way so that Hiss can get in range.
>>39984433Hit them with acid. Grab the axe of the one hiss already killed and drink a regen potion then attack the one using the spear
>>39984502I'm pretty sure we don't actually have a sword
>>39984433>> What the fuck.>> What the fuck>> What the fuck.>> Use Potion (Specify)I'm going to tentatively back >>39984458 and >>39984502 for now.What potions/weapons do we have at the moment?
>>39984478are there any further away that we could hit with a regular explosive brew?
>>39984525Fuck, you're right.Whatever, we can grab the sword at least. Maybe call out for the Bunyip as well?
>>39984548There's likely a dropped axe from the skeleton hiss already took care of
>>39984433Hit the spear guy with acidcall for bunyipdrink regen and potency if we have anotherpick up axe and fight with hiss, try to keep them blocking our axe strikes will hiss kills them with a touch
>>39984433Hit their armor with the shrinking potion. It will crush them.
>>39984645Ooooooooh. I like this.Or will it just shrink them, since they're unloving?Changing >>39984502 to shrinking potion & grab an axe to use after
>Use Potence, Regeneration, Acid>Pick up the axe and fight.> What the fuckWhat the fuck are these things? Skeletons don't just move around on their own after death or so you hope. The skeleton collapses when Hiss touched it tells you that they're something like the Children, human souls trapped in unliving bodies.Still, what the fuck do you think they're doing? You were finally getting somewhere! Can't they go and be unexplained mysteries of the ocean somewhere else?You grab your pack from where Hiss had thrown it but one of the five remaining skeletons kicks it away with a surprisingly agile movement. His axe is held forward threateningly so you let him herd you back because you're only wearing pants right now and you don't fancy your chances blocking an axe with your torso. But this backward movement only leads you back to the downed skeleton and you take up his axe....You really don't have much of an idea on how to use an axe, now that you think about it. Goddamn, you need your pack!And then the skeleton drops his axe. The other four quickly follow suit as they examine the skeleton that Hiss felled. The spear falls to the ground.One by one, they take the knee and prostrate themselves before her.Hiss looks really confused but also happy.> Try to communicate with them.> Just kill them while they're down.> See if the collapsible potion works on skeletons. When will you ever be able to test this again?> Other
>>39984805Wot. > Try to communicate with them.We're keeping the damn axe
>>39984805> Try to communicate with them.Hiss were there ever any snake Really good at swimming?
>>39984805> Try to communicate with them.I feel like I just got cockblocked twice in a row, I was expecting an intense fight
>>39984805> Try to communicate with them.>>39984862Me too anon. Me too.
>>39984805>> Just kill them while they're down.Nope. I do not trust this. Drop em now.
> Try to communicate with them.Hiss looks puzzled as she stands among the kneeling skeletons. It's a weird tableau, especially considering that she is completely naked."Cennen, do you know what's going on here?"You shake your head. "No clue. I'm keeping this axe though."You get as close to one of the skeletons as you can and still feel safe. "What's your deal?"The skeleton looks at you, its gray face showing no emotion save a rictus grin. It looks you up and down before actually speaking, bony jaw stuttering out a mangled, archaic Avling."Kills that. We die. Can die. Help die. Thanking you.""I uh, think they want to die? They seem pretty impressed by you being able to kill them."Hiss wrinkles her nose."I'm not sure if I want to kill them. This soul is rotten."You remember the Children and nod.> "You were able to hold a lot of Children-souls before they made you too sick."> "I can wish for you to regurgitate them later, I guess."> "Agreed, let's put it off. They might be useful."> "Agreed, let's put it off. I need test subjects."> Chop at them with the axe.> Other
>>39985034> "I can wish for you to regurgitate them later, I guess.
>>39985034>> "Agreed, let's put it off. They might be useful.">> Tell them we can grant them true death if they answer some questions.>> Ask about how they got this way, the dangers of this island, and how to get to Quedesh proper. Also, who they were before they got turned into spooky cockblocking skeletons. Maybe about how did this to them too.
>>39985034> "I can wish for you to regurgitate them later, I guess."
>>39985034Try chopping at one with the axe to see what happens> "I can wish for you to regurgitate them later, I guess."
>>39985034Chop one up with the axe and collect the bone fragments as alchemical ingredients
>>39985034>> Chop at them with the axe.If/when that doesn't work (spiritbane may or may not be useful here) then>> "I can wish for you to regurgitate them later, I guess."
>>39985034>> "I can wish for you to regurgitate them later, I guess> "Agreed, let's put it off. They might be useful."We can let them die, but nothing comes for free. We don't ask them to help us as a threat, however, we rely on their own sense of honour to do it.
> "I can wish for you to regurgitate them later, I guess."You shrug."You don't need to worry that much about that. Still got one wish left. Can use that to get you to spit them back out."Hiss smiles."Yeah, that works."She reaches out her hand but you forestall her, praying to her to wait just a little while.There's something you need to know first.You lift your axe and bring it down upon the head of one of the kneeling skeletons. It takes you several tries but you eventually chop it off. The body just picks up the head and puts it back on, not even looking at you."Huh. Okay, go for it."Hiss brushes past each one of them, causing each to collapse as naught but a pile of bones and old equipment. In the end, she is left standing naked and smirking in the circle of human skulls."They taste disgusting but at least they had the right attitude.""Right, well do you want me to wish for-"She stalks forward and silences you by putting a finger in your mouth. "Not just yet."She looks you up and down and bites back a laugh. "We still need the wish-bond for something first."> You're fine with this.> You should probably do some scouting to see where the skeletons are coming from.> "Nah, I gotta search the bodies."> Agree but ask her to shift into her usual human form first.> Use Potion (Specify)> Make wish (Specify)> Other
>>39985258> Agree but ask her to shift into her usual human form first.
>>39984433>things start to get good>SKELETONS OUTTA NOWHERE
>>39985258> You're fine with this.
>>39985258>> You're fine with this.Hiss is Hiss.
>>39985258> You're fine with this.inb4 more skellies
>>39985258>> You're fine with this.She is fine in any form.
>>39985351a snake is fine too
>>39985362Kek you're gross anon
>>39985362a snake is a best
>>39985362Let's not stick it in her cloaca...
>>39985362Speaking from a traumatic incident as a child, trust me when I say you do not want a snake in your trousers.
> You're fine with this."Yeah, yeah, that's good. That's a good option also. But what about the other people from the ship?""You're right, what about them?""I mean, if they ended up on the island then they'll probably get attacked by skeletons."She puts a hand on your shoulder and forces you down. "Fuck them. I haven't been able to see you properly for a week because I was being an idiot. I'm going to right my mistake now."You take your pants off and to her credit she only giggles a little at you suppose has to be inherent absurdity of the penis that must be present to a species that do not have them."Jeez, you're making me feel unappreciated.""Right now Cennen, I don't care what you feel."And you suppose that's right. She's not doing this to solidify any feelings or emotions or to make you feel like you're taking the next step in your relationship. It's a jealous love, one that only just wants to feel good.And you know what? You're okay with that.It doesn't really matter to you that she's in a different form than the one you usually know her in. Hiss is Hiss.The storm dies down, the sun rises, the skeletons re-emerge, the birds greet the day. Neither of you notice any of this, wrapped up in your own little selfish joys.One of you should have probably been noticing this though because when you next wake you are trapped in the COURT OF THE SKELETON KING.
>>39985452Oh for fuck's sake.
>>39985452>One of you should have probably been noticing this though because when you next wake you are trapped in the COURT OF THE SKELETON KING.YOUDAMMIT CREATOR I KNOW THIS IS YOUR DOING.
>>39985452It couldn't have been a skeleton DUKE or NOBLE. It had to be a KING...
>>39985458Hey man, you had the choice between sex and actually scouting ahead, you made your choice.Anyway that's that for today, I hope you guys had fun. I know I did but I'm popped up on painkillers for my back right now so I'd probably have fun writing anything. Check the twitter for the next thread, its been archived, etc etc etc
>>39985518I actually abstained from voting because I saw the tide of smut hungry anons and didn't want to raise a fuss convincing them to keep their chubs in their paints. Guess we'll have to try to get to our pack somehow so we can freeze whatever spirit has us in a cage. Triple Spiritbane hype. The unholy killstreak continues.
>>39985509Naturally.bit of a spoiler, that's actually hyperbole done for the last line. He's not a king or any sort of noble. The court is legit mind you.
>>39985289>>39985290>>39985311>>39985334>>39985340>>39985351Anomaly I go to sleep and you vote for smut we'll never see that fucks us over badly, why?
>>39987848Learn to play maybe? Cennen wanted to get in her pants since always. We didnt vote for smut, do you even see any smut in the thread?
>>39988234> Cennen wanted to get in her pants since alwaysTrue but Cennen knew there was dangerous shit out there that could fuck him and Hiss over, and all snobs thought off was sex sex sex. It's like they got off on the idea. It's a miracle this quest is still running considering how stupid in aggregate we players seem to be.
>>39988352you seem upset anon
>>39988434Just a bit, seems like we're backsliding into the mindset that got us fucked over so often earlier on in this quest
>>39988352>and all snobs thought off was sex sex sexcorrection>all he thought off was sex sex sexlike billions of other virgin teenage boys who did stupid things for sex.What, you thought you could get your perfect mc who always acted exactly as you wanted?
>>39988471Except you know doing it in the middle of a fresh battleground with obvious signs of necromancy like at Tedwell with the children. I don't expect perfect but some common sense would be nice.
>>39988469Hopefully you with your vastly superior intelligence will swoop in and save the quest from all us snobs
>>399884981 it's using common sense2 everyone in playing has it3 just because you can't defend why you turned yours off doesn't mean you should be a passive aggressive tumblrfag over it4 this is a group game one anon can't change shit except through rampant samefagging5 I'm not going to samfag too much effort for too little reward
>>39988569so much butthurt in this faggot.
I was thinking, in theory couldn't you feed someone with scars a regeneration potion and then completely cut away the old wound? This might make it so the damaged area fully regenerates.
>>39989814Might work but Hiss would probably bite whoever tried on instinct unless a wish bond was involved, and even then she'd be pissed over more likely than not.