Oh dear, you've become a slime! You were a nice and happy, proper young lady attending a prestigious magic academy, but after a terrible accident your body has been rendered to a gooey mass of jelly!But maybe it's not all bad... your diet now consists of whatever you can dissolve upon contact with the slime that comprises you, and who could look upon you with anything but disgust and disdain? However, there's lots of perks to being made of slime! Like, uh... well you don't have to worry about clothes fitting you anymore! And there's nothing to worry about like feeling gross or grimy, because you can't feel anything at all! That's right, you won't let this beat you, you won't let your life be ruined just because you turned into jello.
>>2404257A continuation from the previous thread, all you need to know? Some people got slimed!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2369023/And here is a pastebin with all the information relevant to yourself, Slimy Sadie, and your improvements to yourself overtime;https://pastebin.com/cSCXgXBT
So then, it has been a few days since your last run in with some orcish troublemakers and the situation where you (and the truth of what happened to you) became known to the academy you had been attending. After becoming a slime you thought it best to retreat for several days and go into hiding, but eventually with help you were able to reintegrate back into school without becoming some magical lab rat to be studied and blasted with spells. Although... the accommodations leave plenty to be desired. Since you are made of slime and an anomaly for sure, they've decided to put you up for the time being in the menagerie with the other magical beasts. Professor Martelle was so keen on studying you, that she was only too happy to offer the place to house you. Fine as far as the other staff was concerned, so that you wouldn't be roaming the dorms and bedrooms sliming the place up. At least until they can be sure you're not dangerous."Wakey wakey Sadie, time for- oh right, you don't sleep anymore. Well, it's breakfast time anyway!"It's not very dignified, basically being fed slop but it's all she has to spare at the moment, until they determine how best to accommodate you. At least it's an actual room and has a view though, and you're free to roam about anyway as long as it's within the menagerie. And the professor keeps you company (given how interested she is in you) not to mention people being allowed to come and visit you.You ponder the day ahead then while dissolving the slop, and listening to the professor go on about some exotic magic frog while dancing about the place to feed the other magical beasts.>How do you proceed?
>>2404257where were we? returning to the academy ye?
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>2404290ask if there is any possibility of unused corpses being delivered to you. The mages should have some lying around given the undead we met earlier.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2404296 Add that we could use the corpse to upgrade and make less of a mess while moving, or for eating less
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>2404290>>2404296Only speak with Martelle about the corpse thing. She's the only one who would even entertain our request.
>>2404290So are we actually properly joining the academy classes yet or are they giving us a few days to settle in? Get uniform on as well as we can, ask Martelle if she needs a hand with anything today and wait for Carter to show up because of course he's going to.
Rolled 30 (1d100)Exain to her that on hour time as a slime we have discovered certain anomalies with our nature, besides its uniqueness. Namely, we can evolve to an extent with the ingestion of sapient beings, as we have discovered from bandits and aggressive orcs. We don't know if it is limited to the brain or the whole body has to be involved, we know that animals, namely rats, don't trigger the same 'evolution' process. We know that the sapient being don't need to be alive when we eat them. We know that our mental disposition can affect the improvement, as how we could help our boyfriend thanks to our worry for his wellbeing.Everybody alright with this explanation?Also, do you thing we should ask for our corpse/bones?
>>2404290Oh and have we checked how much academic knowledge we retain? Can we even read?
>>2404296>>2404298>>2404302>77Slop is nice, but bodies are better. You wouldn't expect them to feed you living people, but maybe they could get dead ones?"Professor... Maribelle, how about what I asked for? Some... people, to eat?""Oh dear no, hadn't we talked about this? There's simply no way I could ever fetch you dead bodies or anything of that sort! The arch mage would never approve, not even perhaps if it was for research purposes!"Well at least you tried. She means well, but Martelle has never been well-respected by... well, anyone really for as long as you've been attending this institute. It seems there's just not a lot of interest in the study or care of magical creatures, which is what she is in charge of. Probably the reason why, even though she spoke in your favor, her word counted for very little in the final decision on the matter. You know that if it were in her power, she'd probably stuff you full of bodies and wicked people to eat, but she has little power at all.>>2404330You haven't really been given the full say or picture on the matter, but from what you understand they are first giving it awhile to monitor you and make sure you aren't dangerous, or just a monster parading as Sadie. Then, if things check out and you're not a risk or distraction to anyone, assuming you can pass a test of how well you can take to typical student life, then they will let you back to things fully and normal again.On the matter of help though, Maribelle could use help if you wanted to tend to the basilisk and clean out it's den. She always has to take such care as to not die, but as a slime maybe you'd fare better?
>>2404346Slime throw to the rescue!If the small glob of us gets petrified we nope the fuck outta that task.
>>2404346Ask if Martelle could investigate any alternatives that trigger the same effect. Eating cadavers obviously isn't ideal! But as it stands right now, our memory's in pieces, we don't even have a proper sense of touch and that's currently the only way we know how to do anything about it.And yeah, let's muck out the basilisk pen but test if that will murder us first. Finally a chance to test Slime Friend.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>2404346I guess we can try...Could we... eat the waste?Eww.... no.Or... maybe?...But lets try talk with blue!And then we help!
>>2404346If magic people gives us upgrades, maybe magic herbs will as well. We should see if she can feed us some spare magical beasts and herbs just in case.
Rolled 46 (1d100)Roll for clearance the pen, if it is needed.
>>2404396Blue slime has its own room and Maribelle enjoys taking care of it as much as any of her animals. Using your new ability you can try to communicate with it, needing to make contact, but it's pretty disappointing. It doesn't have any more complex thoughts or things to say other than basic instincts like feed, attack, move, mate, defend, explore, etc... and you're hardly able to have a conversation with it.>>2404389>>2404375You can toss a baseball-sized chunk of yourself in the den but the ability was not meant for what you have in mind so nothing happens. You also don't have the ability to split at will, so you're going to just have to risk it on this......and thankfully you don't die. Even though you're made of slime, you're still scared by the emergence and rapid approach of the basilisk, as it examines something new to its environment. However a few times you catch its gaze and don't just drop dead. Either this is because you're made of slime, or because you no longer have "eyes" anymore to see it by. In any case, it tries getting a taste of you before losing interest and slinking back elsewhere to the enclosure. Letting Maribelle know however, she's delighted and gives you the feed as well as letting you have free reign to clean up the place or what have you. However you care to help really.>>2404389>>2404426While feeding and doing some cleaning of the enclosure, you think of some things to ask. By the time you're done and carry the food bucket back out, Maribelle is checking the wings of a phoenix but is happy and willing as ever to talk. You seek other possible alternatives to bodies then, if you can't get them, but you haven't much luck with her.She will certainly not feed you any of her beloved creatures, and she hasn't much magical experience besides that, to the extent that would benefit you. She suggests checking with another professor, perhaps an alchemist or herbalist. Though, she can offer up any number of magical creature products or goods, just not any actual animals or otherwise to eat.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>2404449> mateMate?... hoq does a slime mate? Son't they just... split up into smaller ones?...Well I got some questions prepared now....I'd also like to adress that we should DEFINITLY get alcoholic flavour, so that we may acctually gain ethanol properties, like sterilization and the like of which to heal.Ah. Right. Bored.Teach, wat do.Can ya tell us interesting stuff?
>>2404449Could we see if we can "dispose" of magical wastes?
>>2404460That's what you thought, they just grow and then split. But whatever it is thinking, isn't the same as that. And only in contact with you. Not that you'd have any idea, what do you know about slimes other than what you know of yourself?Ah well, not that it matters. As for alcoholic flavor, that's not the same as actually having alcoholic properties. In any case you ask Maribelle what she can tell you, anything interesting? You almost immediately regret it though when she happily launches into a long and complicated treatise on the differences between dire rats and giant rats. Thankfully, before she gets too deeply into the topic you hear the arrival of some others. As you may have guessed, Carter come to visit, along with two girls."Sadie? Are you doing better today?" one of them asks."Ariane, I already told you. She's not dying or anything." Carter responds.Ah right, Ariane and Felice, two of your friends when you were human. You had a hard time remembering them, and didn't recognize them at all to begin with, but a few visits now and you're starting to get used to and recall who they are. All come to visit, several people have in fact though right now just these two along with Carter. They want to know how you are of course and just seek to spend some time with you, hoping to help, during their free time.>>2404484That had been under cleaning up the den. You can consume it as you would food, but it doesn't net you anything which would cause you to improve your capabilities. It does make you glow for awhile however, after breaking it down.
>>2404449Well if she doesn't have anything she wants to do with us, maybe we should find another teacher. Can we borrow a pair of gloves in case we need to handle something and now slime it up.Carter has previously made a habit of visting us so maybe we should wait for him to show up before we leave?
>>2404491>I feel like a blob
>>2404491>It does make you glow for awhile however, after breaking it down.Would it be possible to learn how to store this glow? And could we also learn how to use it as magical fuel for spells or some such things?
>>2404491if only they knew that their "Sadie" is really a monstrous hivemind consisting of a bunch of badly ajusted megalomaniacs that only refrain from eating them all for upgrades because of some vestige of sentimentality tempered with the concern of the staff turning us into mush
>>2404532This is canon as far as I'm concerned
>>2404491Ask Carter how he has been doing, did he heal well?Also, how are the others, the school in general, taking the news about us? And those we saved, are they doing fine?To our friends, how have they been doing? What about the classes? Is there somebody else of importance that we might not remember?
>>2404532Come to think of it, the words "trial period" have been said a few times. We might have to cool it on asking for bodies for a few days to prove we're not going to go crazy and eat half the student body.Kinda sucks for getting upgrades, but at least it gives us a chance to figure out the ins and outs of what we already have.
>>2404544I'd be alright with slumming it for a couple of days
>>2404532>>2404536Who knows how many unfortunate saps you consumed before regaining sapience? Who's to say those poor minds aren't trapped bouncing around within your slimy mass?>>2404502That seems like it would be possible if you were to improve yourself in that way, yes. >>2404501>>2404537You feel like a blob. Carter though is doing just fine, the healing done to him set him right as rain again, for which he thanks and shows you, to the embarrassment of the other ladies present.You greet your two friends though, how nice of them to come and visit. They are doing much better now that you're apparently alive again. Only people who didn't like you took your death well, so it makes sense that they would be quite relieved and happy to see you again, even like this. Classes halted for awhile because of the attack, but a friend to each class is taking notes for you now that there's a reason to. For those you may not remember, well there's probably tons of things you don't remember but then you can't remember to ask them either.You are certainly the talk of the school though, the rumor mill churning night and day. It seems the news between you and the orc princess are in competition for everyone's attention and imaginings, and though the orc situation impacted the school more, magically your situation is more mysterious and suspicious. Some people are spreading nasty rumors too, of course, but Ariane and Felice tell you not to worry about that. They hope you'll do the same for Carter because he's half a mind to go bust heads, and he'd only listen to you.
>>2404536>>2404567>>2404544i was talking about us...
>>2404578You don't say?
>>2404587meant to (you) the other two
>>2404567We'll be fine Carter. We're honestly more worried about how much we'll remember and not leaving slime everywhere on the school grounds than nasty rumours.
>>2404578>>2404592You don't say?
>>2404563Hmm... I do wonder...Here an idea on efective storage of our goop. In the form of very, VERY long hair. And possibly voluminous too, reaching down to the bottom and being dragged across the floor if need be.That will look faboulous once we get there...But do tell... what rumours? Mind to spare some details? We are slime, I think we can worry about what people are rumoring about, like us eating people or something. Hah! As if we'd ever do that.
>>2404594Well if you don't want him to get to the bottom of it, he won't, but if he hears any of it directly he can't promise he won't defend your honor.>>2404659Your friends would rather not repeat the rumors but there's various ones around, some sentiment that you got what you deserved, that you're not even Sadie to begin with, that Carter has got some secret deal with the staff, and the worst of all that indeed, you've eaten people. The problem is there's some credibility to that since they found skeletal remains within the school after the attack was repelled of both orcs and a student. You get the feeling that if people were more aware of how you eat things, they'd hold you responsible without a doubt.Most of the rumors are coming from people who don't like you to begin with though, particularly one circle of friends whom yours are something at odds with.
>>2404705Really? Would be a shame of they just... Disapeared one day.Totally unrelated question, can we dissolve human skeletons now?
>>2404659>Here an idea on efective storage of our goop. In the form of very, VERY long hair. >Not going for goo boobs.>>2404705Sulk a bit in anger. Maybe we can raise our temperature to a simmer and use it as a form of self defense.Also, request an increase in rations to work on our goo storage options.
>>2404733Nope, you can't yet dissolve skeletons. It would be nice if they disappeared though, for sure.>>2404737Rations like normal food to consume?
>>2404795More like an easy to digest purée of meat/vegetable proteins and carbs formulated to promote growth, depending if they're okay with us increasing our mass. Although, a nice bowl of beef-and bacon stew with a fresh loaf of bread would be nice...OOH, and an apple tart for dessert, piping hot from the oven, please!
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2404737Because of course we should go for huge boobs instead of hair to create rumours of overcompensation ontop of all accusations.We should REALLY pay our respects to the dead soon.Increase our social abilities. Like less goopy texture. More looks. Holding a fork or objects. Clothes!>>2404795Well, we should get something done today. So at the very least slime distribution, so we are not a girl on a blob, but a girl... with blob... or other parts. In short, get on their level. Of heights. See what works best for storage. If we could sit on a chair that'd be great.No idea what else to talk about.
>>2404834You can't consume plants or plant products though, but if you want more meaty stuffs that's totally fine. Maribelle can't get you bodies, but she can get you as much food as you want or care to eat. Though it'll take a few days to get that approved and set up, but that's such a low request that she's not at all doubtful about it.
>>2404869What size are we currently? Did we diminish a lot since we ate those orcs?
Got to duck out for a bit, just a heads up but will continue when I return.>>2404934Thanks to Maribelle, you at least haven't lost size, and are about the size of an SUV. That is, collected mass, if you draw all together, you are of course able to spread out or take on different shapes.
Did they place any limit on how big we can grow? Because that seems like a good thing to know to avoid being killed by mages.
>>2404964Would it be possible to reduce our size by, say, compressing our slime? It would make it easier to travel and make us more durable.
>>2405152They didn't give you any limit, but you can imagine if you start to grow too big they will let you know and/or warn you.>>2404868Well you have some of the skills and ability to be able to increase social skills, but not being able to leave the menagerie is a major hindrance there. At the very least it will make your case better, for you to be dressing in uniform and such again rather than being one step removed from naked merely because being made of slime.>77The best you can manage is basically to form your humanoid self out of slime at the appropriate size you would have been, and then kind of shove the rest of your mass away from you. However, considering you can only emerge up to your knees, and don't have the level of control which would specifically help for this, it isn't the best. It's kind of like you sitting on a chair, and then right behind the chair is visible a huge slimy mass.Still better than just appearing as a giant formless blob, or a giant woman made of slime though. In your practicing you can thank your friends for coming by and wish them well, hoping to see them again soon. But did you want Carter to remain for anything?
>>2405206>But did you want Carter to remain for anything?Naw, we should be good. Just tell him not to get too sidetracked by our condition, and that we'll see him again soon.After that, we should ask about that nutrient growth formula, then help out in the lab for a bit. Maybe clean out all of the pens of waste with our goo powers?As for getting larger, let's aim for something the size of a dump truck, then practice making mini versions of us by dividing and see how long they last from our main body before they either become sapient or they just run down.Also, goo tea party out of boredom
>>2405266That's ridiculously big. There's absolutely no way we can compress ourselves back down into something normal human sized?
>>2405206We're big enough to have trouble navigating building interiors, maybe we should consider fasting a little to find out if going hungry messes with our head.Ask Carter to help with a dry run of school stuff? Identify where we'll have problems. Doors? What do we leave slime residue on? Are we going to need gloves to handle books? Can we still read?
>>2405266>help out in the lab for a bit.Think you may be misunderstanding, they are not allowing you outside of the menagerie, you're being kept in along with all the other magical creatures and monsters.Maribelle would certainly appreciate you helping around the different enclosures though, some have chronic problems to them since they are magically different inside than it would appear. All of them are recreations of the appropriate climate (as you saw for the basilisk) and many of them are actually quite huge within. You can make a roll, a d100 for the success in your attempts.>>2405291How do you mean dry run of school stuff? That would be a yes though to all those problems you mentioned, particularly reading and needing gloves. You can understand language now and speak it, but not written form. And anything you apply any notable amount of pressure to gets slime residue left on it.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>2405306Rolling for menagerie help. Is illiteracy going to cause problems? By dry run, I meant just brainstorm what a return to school is going to be like.
roll to have sex with literally everything
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>2405306
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>2405306
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>2405306Rolling for slimegirl
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>2405306*channelling from Mother of Slimes in Audit Quest*
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>2405318>>2405332I'll roll for him...
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>2405306We're a goo(d) gal.
>>2405315>brainstorm what a return to school is going to be like.It's going to be tough as hell if you remain at this size, without being able to read or write, and without some more improvements to at least your sliminess if not personability.>>2405315>>2405322>>2405325>>240532>>2405356>83About half the enclosures you manage to clean out and shape up pretty well. There are a few though that are recurring problems for Maribelle and she would greatly appreciate your help with if you are willing. Of the number of enclosures, five have some issue with them which have rendered them troublesome. They are;>Her dragon's enclosure was overrun with kobolds trying to serve and worship it.>The magic barrier of the yeti enclosure broke so that it became an actual portal to the high mountains.>A hole formed somewhere in the enclosure of the megalodon so seawater is leaking out slowly but surely.>A demoness moved into the lava elemental's enclosure and has become a very bad influence on it.>Some sort of hunting god came to occupy the enclosure of the white stag.Are there any you have a preference to? Assuming you're in a helping mood, Maribelle would do her best to assist on any of them, her dragon too.>>2405349>50
>>2405364>Her dragon's enclosure was overrun with kobolds trying to serve and worship it.>A demoness moved into the lava elemental's enclosure and has become a very bad influence on it.>Some sort of hunting god came to occupy the enclosure of the white stag.All these problems can be solved with proper application of a broom and stern warnings of "Shoo!"
>>2405364>>A hole formed somewhere in the enclosure of the megalodon so seawater is leaking out slowly but surely.Can't do anything about that.>>Her dragon's enclosure was overrun with kobolds trying to serve and worship it.We can eat the kobolds if they won't willingly leave.
>>2405364>>A demoness moved into the lava elemental's enclosure and has become a very bad influence on it.Smother that tramp back to Shendilavri posthaste and steal her clothes so you can give Carter a very special surprise.
>>2405405Makes me wonder what kind of effect infernal flesh would have on Sadie.
>>2405411>>2405405>>2405380>>2405376So which is it then, or at least which one first?
>>24053761. Kobolds2. Demoness3. God of the Hunt
>>2405414>A demoness moved into the lava elemental's enclosure and has become a very bad influence on it.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2405423>>2405481Seems a dead tie, so will roll to see which of the two gets it, dragon mountain enclosure or volcano enclosure.
>>2405509You decide to offer and help with the kobolds, since you're not sure what sort of effect a demonic entity may have on you, not to mention a place as hot as a volcano. The only downside is, this is the one enclosure her dragon won't venture so it's just you and Maribelle together. She's ecstatic for the chance at help and finally resolving this problem, so takes awhile to get ready, leaving you to make your own minimal preparations. She returns looking like you're going on some long expedition voyage to faraway lands, laden with far too many bags and equipment. But to have become a professor here, she's no fool. So the two of you head through the menagerie to the mountain enclosure and she adjusts the door for the dragon. A magical whirling and blur of colors from within, and with an open you see some stony entrance of a cave large enough for a dragon ahead. Both passing through the door and Maribelle shutting it behind, you look around to find yourselves on a promontory jutting out of a mountainside and the cave within. Clouds and a setting sun visible across the sky, along with other mountain peaks in the distance, though from what little you understand there's only so far out one can travel before hitting the edge of this little "world"."I'm not totally sure how they got in here, I think it was kind of like a reverse prison break! Whatever the case though, they bothered Dran too much trying to worship him that he just stopped living here. I love him to death but it would be nice if he had his own room again."Kneeling to the rocky floor against the harsh winds, she rummages around a bag for something and pulls out a jar of bugs. Smearing the end of her staff with some grease, she lets the bugs off onto it as they skirr around and start to glow bright. "Do you remember what I taught you? We did a few classes on them..."Now is a good chance as well, to work out a plan if you have one before entering the large cave.
>>2405556Simple plan.Tell them to leave, they're bothering the great dragon.And if they don't, eat them.
>>2405556Ask to talk to the tribal chieftain after enevitably being attacked by a bunch of their warriors, then convince him to only come up to the mountain on certain days of the calendar, like the summer equinox, or on Kolboldmas, which is Christmas for Kolbolds, and isn't totally made up, why do you ask?
>>2405584>>2405563Well in that case, make a roll. Who knows how the attempt may go.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>2405586
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>2405586Bold roll
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>2405586
>>2405589>>2405608>>2405633>75Plans? Who needs plans! Maribelle wants to take a chance to go carefully and explore, watch out for ambushes or tra- pfft, who cares about any of that you're made of slime! So you rush in the cave, looking to settle this matter as direct and quickly as possible. Not very far in and you start seeing light sources, torches and the like, and quickly following that traps triggered. You get hit by darts, chopped by swinging blades, squashed by clamping spikes. Through it all though you just reform.Eventually you make it into a den if you had to guess, clearly a place made for the dragon to be able to sleep. A great big open chamber of a cave, ceiling higher that you can see. You can hear some activity, but it's when a big boulder rolls into place to block off the way you came in that the chamber lights up like the passage before it. Pretty soon you're surrounded by angry, scared and shrieking kobolds all armed but cautious towards you. Past them all and up on the raised spot where you'd expect the dragon to sleep, is a makeshift wooden scrap building. Very small that even as a a human you'd have trouble fitting into and only two stories but there on a balcony emerges a kobold king if ever there was one.Many of them look to him cautiously, awaiting some kobold-speak call from him as some of them attempt to attack you but similarly no luck on their part. Maybe they think you're just a monster, but after you scare off some of the attackers by showing no ill effect, they hesitate and lean more towards trying to capture or understand you. They probably want a big pet slime, especially if attacking you doesn't seem to work. The kind chatters at them, but like the rest doesn't yet deem you sapient apparently. Hopefully they even know the same language as you?>How do you proceed?
>>2405670Try to pantomime the situation to the Kolbold king. If he decides to try to capture you, get to snacking.
>>2405670...What plan had the teacher in regards to the kobolds?As in, does she cares about their lives, think of them as a plague, or couldn't care less?
>>2405670If they understand just go "You are bothering the great dragon, leave this place."
>>2405695You know Professor Martelle tends to be quite the lover of animals and even monsters, though in this case the inhabitants here are squatting in a magic space and also make her look bad. That much you know, of the latter, since she's complained several times since you came to live in the menagerie about having it bad enough as it is without several of her workspaces unusable. Chances are she would want to oust the kobolds peacefully, but she probably would't be heartbroken if you were to take action against them, violently.>>2405680>>2405706You try signalling in case they understand it and even speak aloud to them. Your actions cause quite a stir as they come to realize you're not just a monster. They become a little less hostile, though what you're saying doesn't make it far.The king responds to a kobold down on the ground in their speak, whom responds to you in quite broken language, that this is their "dragon home" now and only it can remove them. If anyone should leave, it should be you!
>>2405715tell them to either leave or we will begin to eat them post haste.
>>2405729>>2405722Want to try to roll for the situation? Or just make your demands?
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>2405734rolling for yum yum
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>2405734eeh. lets roll. Worst case is that we eat them either way.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>2405734(rolls for din-din)
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>2405734
>>2405781>>2405767>>2405763>>2405760>58Oh dear, you try to state your case and make a threat otherwise, but they only take the threat as it is. Or rather, the king doesn't like you making threats and causes a panic among the kobolds. Thus they go back to attacking you, this time in fear of self-preservation. They don't have any magic weapons, but without the initial hesitation they return in high numbers to harass you. At the outset you're not particularly worried, but it does occur to you that if this went on long enough, they could keep slicing at you enough to where they whittle you down to so many small pieces that they could just smash you into a dirty splatter. Not like your life is in danger, but you also don't want to just sit around bored while they do their thing. How then do you want to launch your attack? How far are you willing to go?
>>2405794we are more or less the size of an SUV, right?Just roll over them and begin digesting them as we pass trough. We should be heavy enough to outright crush them without any trouble.
Rolled 21 (1d100)
>>2405794Might as well clear it out. Just wait for them to get close and go full "The Blob" on them.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>2405794Reiterate that you are here for the well being of the dragon, and that they should leave so he can rest once more.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>2405794Call out to Martelle that they're unhappy. Grab one or two if they get too close but don't go ham.
>>2405804Unless support comes your way, majority seems into attacking.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>2405806>>2405804>63Well now, maybe you can avoid conflict after all. You can lower your acidity so as not to harm them, and if any of the kobolds get too close you surge out to grab them. The little lizardfolk shriek and struggle, but you just throw them back. All the while you call out for Maribelle, although you did rush on ahead and are physically separated from her by the big blocking boulder... maybe she was close by anyway though, and will hear you.If nothing else, you notice the king perks up to your mention of the dragon. After being told by his translator, of course.
>>2405809>19Oh dear. Well you call out for Maribelle for quite some time, but either she isn't near, went a different direction when you got separated, or she can't hear or reach you past the sealed tunnel. It seems for the time being, you're on your own.>How do you proceed?
>>2405810Crush and eat!
>>2405810Get to eating.
>>2405810Look for another exit. Eat (slow moving) things between you and the exit. Repeat the dragon wants them to leave.
>>2405818Exit? If there's an exit you're not aware of it. You can roll to try to find it, but you have no idea of your way around this place. Also, it should go without saying but the moment you start killing and eating, attempts to defuse the situation or still try diplomacy aren't going to go smoothly.
>>2405810Let's just go full Slime on this one and eat them. Diplomacy can be tried with the Succubus and the Huntsman later.
>>2405828OK so we can eat none of the kobolds, some of the kobolds or all of the kobolds. There's a possibility this is some sort of test. Even if it's not, we might screw ourselves over with the academy if we suddenly double in size again so I think we might have to restrain our murderous impulses again. Kobolds are also very good at running away.I think we might have to keep trying diplomacy, so if we screw up and have to eat some it's only mostly our fault. It's not likely they're going to leave the mountain enclosure entirely so we can always come back for more. The goofiest case is they start worshiping and offering sacrifices to us instead of the dragon. So get angrier with the kobolds: why have they trapped us in here and the dragon is angry at them.
>>2405865>>2405863Oh dear, conflicting goals.
>>2405865Too be fair the kobolds have been attacking us for quite a while now. If the academy mages wonder we'll just say we were scared because a small army of kobolds was chopping us up into small pieces
>>2405867ill break the tie. We retaliate as much as we have to.
>>2405865>>2405878>>2405880Well if you want to try and get into a shouting match with the kobold king you can try with a roll. Maybe you can make a better case than he can for the conflict... or at least you can use their fear against them. If they end up being more afraid of fighting you than disobeying the king.Though, it will be quite hard because as said, it doesn't seem many of them speak any of the languages you do.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>2405886In hindsight, we've been trying the nicer option for about half a dozen updates now and it's not getting us anywhere. So yeah shout at the king, then if that doesn't work, eat some and chase the rest out.
>>2405899To be fair it's not as though a diplomatic option is a wrong choice. It's just in this case, you barged in triggering all their defenses and traps, look like a monster, don't speak their language, and kobolds are often pretty skittish and fearful to begin with.There are certainly better situations for diplomacy.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>2405908Weeeeell, I guess I'll roll for step 2 then.
what have i done
>>2405925>1 You flew too close to the sun.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>2405925ill save us
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>2405908
>>2405946>>2405925what the fuck
>>2405946N O I C E
>>2405948does it mean our diplomacy failed spectacularly and then we succesfully ate everybody?
>>2405958For that, we'll have to see for tomorrow! This will probably be my last post of the night, but we'll pick right up here when we resume again. Till then, oh dear oh dear, whatever could happen?Thanks all for playing!
>>2405958Maybe we somehow triggered a pitfall and all the kobolds fell in after us.We didn't ask for this.
>>2405978We need a funny yet awesome scene about this
>>2405970Turn into a shape that resembles a dragon and get them to obey you.
>>2406037> not making them worship the mighty slimeBooIn other regards, can't we go the middle path?Suffocate them a little? Diplomate juuust a little?
I want to go for the worship diplomacy approach.
>>2406196why are we trying to make a diplomatic attempt with them when they obviously won´t leave? won´t their corpses also allow us to get better?
Just had an idea, say if carter dies or something unfortunate happens, we can make into an intelligent slime like us.
*make him into
>>2405925>>2405946>1, 100Once more, despite the frequent attacks of the kobolds, you attempt diplomacy but with little success. Again, the language barrier is mostly the issue here, so you're just jabbering on to them. You figure then, to try maybe to endanger their lives a little and hopefully that will scare them off; you're withholding your acidity and intent to kill anyone, so glorping some and either smacking them against the ground or holding them to near suffocation will cause enough distress that they don't linger.Unfortunately before you get much a chance, you hear the rise of some faint calling from behind the boulder. Professor Martelle? Suddenly and sharply, in a magic blast, the boulder is sent careening back the way it came in a deathly roll... right in your way. You haven't the time to dodge really, as it collides and splats into you like a bug on a windscreen and carries you off with it. Including, along its path, right smashing through the little wooden "palace" house the kobolds built, the king audibly shrieking when the whole thing is smashed apart by the rolling boulder.And so on you go, feeling terribly dizzy as you roll along, bumping, banging and tumbling through the cavern till finally coming to a stop... right at the edge of a drop off into a great gaping cavern to the mountain interior below. Caught on erosion where some underground stream seems to have been running for who knows how long (enough to etch away something of a little divet in the stone along the water path), the boulder teeters right at the small waterfall edge into the black below.With the rolling stone at rest now, the inertia of Maribelle's magic force spell having rolled off, you're able to shlorp and reform yourself by unsticking from the boulder and dripping to the wet ground below. Already fallen off are a number of battered or dead kobolds, as well as a few also shaken or dead stuck in your body from the path of the boulder. It would seem that only because of your slimy mass splattering and covering the boulder, were any of the kobolds able to survive the impact at all to begin with, as they got hit and stuck to you and carried along. Though none of the ones whom ended up getting directly rolled over of course.Most notably, the king, who peels off the great rounded stone and staggers around dazed and confused, within grabbing distance if you like. The rest, well it will be a couple of minutes at least before they can pick themselves back up and figure out what to do. No sight of Maribelle though or even the wide open chamber where you had been before, the boulder must have carried you all off together to some other inner, lower cavern of the mountain. Halting before tumbling over intot he abyss though, of course. >How do you proceed?
>>2407467Eat the king and any other nearby kobolds
>>2407467Get a nice kolbold lunch.
>>2407467Is the interpreter still alive? We might need directions to get out of here. Otherwise eat them all.
>>2407629>>2407537>>2407496You've no idea if the interpreter is alive, but he obviously isn't here among the kobolds that came along for the ride. In any case though, you forgo any further interaction or ploys at domination over them, and just go ahead to kill and eat them all. Sure you could maybe try to get rid of the king so the others fall in line, or try to appear as a dragon or some other mighty force to inspire devotion.But honestly? You're hungry, you always are. And after getting hit by a runaway boulder, you just want something to eat. So in their dizzy haze, you have little trouble just surging over the few living kobolds and merely drowning them in slime, no need for acidity as they eventually stop squirming and you begin to break them down. The dead ones too. At your size you can envelop to consume all of the ones here, but it will still take you the usual amount of time to break them down.At least the view is nice, as you peer over the edge into the gaping black below, and listen to the trickle of water along the worn stone path. Whoever finds the boulder like this is sure for a hell of a time imagining what happened, too.>Seven bodies consumed, one magical!As it turns out, one of the kobolds at least was magical, perhaps some sorcerer living in the little ramshackle palace who got crushed when the stone rolled through? The rest though weren't, but you can still improve your capabilities. What might you be interested in? Available from the list seen here; >>2404264Also for what it's worth, none of them really had anything. Or more likely, most of their belongings got scattered while rolling along, but the king had a fancy magic crown he'd been wearing if you cared to keep it.
>>2407713Ok definitely want to see what's in the Slime category but I think we need some social investment.So for a starting point how about 2 in Senses (touch and other stuff), 1 in Communication to hopefully rediscover literacy, 1 in Consistency (water balloon for less leaving slime on everything) and 1 in Shapeshifting (so we can move mass around better).
>>2407713Take the crown with us, it would make a nice little memento of our adventure.As for leveling up, put 1 in Communication, 1 in Clothing Adhesion, 2 in Glutton, and 1 in Schism.
>>2407713Magical Body: Interpersonal lvl 31 for Interpersonal Trigger, 1 in Consistency, 1 in Communication, 1 in Viscosity, 1 Clothing Adhesion
>>2407713SLIME. QUEEN!NAOW!... can we wait for those ones before we spend em?Just in case.
>>2408049>>2407767>>2407896>>2407743Slight majority for learning the slime category then?
>>2408198Sure, that works.
>>2408210Off of the magical kobold consumed then, you come to understand your nature better and a strange sense of self washes over you, of slimyness;Slime>Ringleader - By exerting your sapience, you can give orders to slimes you make.>Type - In becoming more familiar with the entities known as slimes, you can change to become different types. Other such sorts include oozes, jellies, puddings, and more.>Remote Sensing - The slimy connection is a strange one, but you are able to share senses with other particular slimes belonging to you.>Monarch - Other slimes are sure to recognize your regal nature, and respond to you with deserved devotion.>Corrupt - By intermingling slime with some substance, you can "infect" it to have slime within.These are what you learn, under the new Slime category, with the next category you can imagine would be Mental. In terms of upgrades, again you have seven to spend.
>>2408628>>Ringleader - By exerting your sapience, you can give orders to slimes you make.
>>2408628Cool, now we're a royal slime!2 in Monarch, 1 in Ringleader, 1 in Clothing Adhesion, 1 in Glutton, and 2 in Schism.
>>2408636Yes indeed, that is one of the abilities that is available.But you have seven to spend.
>>2408648Wait, is it just select an ability and we learn it, or are there different levels of ability?
>>2408647If these choices mean we can be our own army, then I'm for it.
>>2408647Litteraly, we have the crown for it.Monarch we can take later on, possibly.But maybe we could work on that self image also, at least one point. Or so we don't constantly slime everything
>>2408628Going to modify this:>>2407743Drop Communication, add Ringleader 1, Schism 1, Slime Friend +1.We need to be able to produce and communicate with slimes to rule over them.
I'd recommend taking type, so we know what types there are. Type is going to be the most interesting ones to advance as I see it.A communication level would be interesting, but taking sensory would be certainly more helpful on... well...And of course self image. Self image, at least once. We should be abled to have legs.
>>2408654There's always different levels of any ability, and different levels do more, and more advanced or powerful things.>>2408672Self-Image isn't what controls if you slime things or not, that's both Cohesion and Viscosity. Though the more you change those, the less like a slimy girl you are.
>>2408714> less like a slimy girlAnd... what instead?
>>2408712Just a fair heads up in relation to Type, the basic idea for how it would work is, each of the Categories of your slimy toolkit, there is a Type which is characteristic of each Category and if you were to choose that and take on that type then all the abilities you have taken for that Category would be improved (while you are of that type) as well as the more special abilities of that Type. However, abilities of other Categories would take a penalty or be unavailable.It's basically sort of a "Here's a situation or challenge that I need to take on a different Type, but if I do, that situation/challenge will be a lot easier while I do it!" Though, to be fair, if you don't mind the penalties and spending more, there's nothing to say that you can't come to prefer a different Type and just stay as it and improve from there.
>>2408720More and more solid. That's basically what those abilities are; less liquidy slime and more towards solid.
So, tally time;>Monarch 3>Schism 3>Ringleader 3>Clothing Adhesion 2>Glutton 2>Communication 2So it looks like these, in order of choice. Of these remaining then of next most choice, pick one to count as the final seventh;>Sensory 1>Self-Image 1>Slime Friend 1
>>2408863>>Slime Friend 1
>>2408863Can I anti-vote clothing adhesion? It's nice to have but we're too huge for most clothes and I'd rather grab Sensory for a sense of touch and Slime Friend for better mook management.
>>2408894>>2408881Slime friend it is.So about half an hour later, and feeling much more knowledgeable about your slimy condition, you've no need to spit free a number of kobold skeletons since you are now as much a Glutton that you can break down even bones. Just a few teeth, claws and such elude you, leaving them in a little pile by the boulder.Without any kobolds to keep you here, you figure to get back. Maribelle is probably searching for you already if not tangling with any remaining kobolds, so you'd want to meet up again and wrap up the unpleasant business in this place.Only... where to go, you think while setting the magic crown atop your head. >>2408957If you're too huge for clothes, you could always reduce size? Or get bigger clothes! Also if it wasn't clear, in the tally post, the number after each ability is not the number of times it is being taken/leveled up, just the number of players that wanted it.
>>2408972Trace the path of the boulder back to Maribelle
>>2408972Hurry back to Maribelle, she might be in trouble! Or she might not, and there could be a bunch more kolbold corpses for us to eat.Also, do we have enough time to work on evicting that demoness who's harassing the fire elemental?
>>2408972Yeah follow the path of the boulder, the slime, smashed rock and kobold detritus it left in its path should hopefully be pretty easy to follow. We can climb after all.
>>2408982I say we go after the hunting god. I wonder what effects it will have on us after we consume a god.
>>2408972can we follow our slimy path back? or it has evaporated by now?
>>2408980>>2408988>>2409000The boulder didn't travel in a straight path, it was only when it rolled along the eroded portion of the stone did it reach a predictable path. And stuck like you were rolling all around the place on it, you are very disoriented so just finding your way back or retracing the path of the boulder isn't really possible......unless you track your residue of slime left behind! That's actually a very good idea, just make a roll for it to follow the moist trail.>>2408982You have as much time to do whatever you please. Though how much time is left in the day when you return, and if Maribelle is still up to the task after one outing already, remains to be seen.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>2409028
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>2409028
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>2409028
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>2409028Pray for spare kobold carcasses on the boulder trail too.
>>2409037>>2409034>>2409033>>2409032>83Sure enough, you are able to follow the residue left behind by your slimy self and track it all the way back to the main chamber, the closer you get the more you find debris from the smashed palace. And thankfully you can find Maribelle, cleaning up some of the mess she made by dealing with the remaining kobolds. With some sort of comprehension spell you would guess, she's able to converse with the lizardfolk and probably work something out now that their king is gone, dead. There's about ten left, with three dead either from the initial destruction of the boulder (before you were hit and made it all sticky) or from her defending herself. "Oh thank the Gods, there you are! I was worried sick, I hadn't a clue where you'd gone off to. I thought maybe these kobolds had found a way to capture you!"In any case, between her relief and the sight of the kobolds visibly distressed at your approach, you take that as a good sign. Indeed, Maribelle says that they're basically scared enough now not to want to dwell here longer. After this, she'll wait a bit while they make their rounds to find any others of their kind (whom fled during the attack or are simply not present at the moment) and then together you can escort them all out. She mentions offhandedly to you that she merely convinced them that the dragon they were worshiping had died so best to find a new one.In any case she expects it shouldn't be more than an hour or so for them to gather their things, find anyone remaining, and then you can get back to the menagerie. You're not exactly paying the best attention though, eyeing the bodies hungrily, though you can't just start eating them in front of the professor and other kobolds, right?>How do you proceed?
>>2409043Offer to carry the dead bodies out of here and bury them while they search for any survivors and eat the bodies.
>>2409043...We'll have to leave the leftovers to the rest of the kolbolds. Much as we'd like to gain more mass, we don't want to make Maribelle too nervous with our eating habits.Although, we should request some lunch when we get back. She should have finished with our dietary request by now.
>>2409053more skills get, bu if they refuse so be it
>>2409058We can always lose mass if she starts to get suspicious. Also we have the higher ground here as she almost got us killed.
>>2409070>>2409058Slight favor of not messing with the bodies? You could eat them but passing that off in front of Maribelle is going to be hard. So in the end you leave it alone, waiting with her in the main chamber for a time to talk and whatnot, before the kobolds return overtime with their belongings or more of them. They also gather up the bodies, and together you march them out of there. Back out through the tunnel, past all the traps you activated, and out of the cave to the mountainside promontory. Ah, that view...In any case you exit the magical space all together, where back in the menagerie Maribelle figure out how to get the kobolds out of here, basically setting them free to the countryside around here."Thank you dear, now Dran will be able to use his enclosure again. If there's anything I can do as a personal thanks, just let me know. This means a lot to me and no one else would have helped."She's obviously grateful, and something to eat just as a courtesy goes without saying. You passing through the courtyard, you can see it's late afternoon after that little trip of yours into the mountain enclosure together.>How do you proceed?
>>2409107Let's go hunt the hunter god if Maribelle is not tired. Else we could ask her to teach us comprehension magic? Can we even do magic at this point?
>>2409107ask her if there is some way for her to make us smaller or denser. We are already the size of a van, sooner or later we will run into troubles because of our size.
>>2409107We should probably get started on that Demoness job, unless Mirabelle's too tired for today. If she is, we should practice our new goo powers, see if we learned how to read again, find out ways to store most of our mass in a portable, easy to carry manner, and think of ways to seduce Carter. Maybe we can convince him to take a a day off from his work so we can have some alone time together so those viper-tongued tramps won't be able to steal him from us, that sort of thing.
>>2409127>>2409111Maribelle isn't too tired to do something else, the kobold job wasn't that much an effort in the end, and she'd be bringing along her dragon even too. However, first she has to figure out what to do with these kobolds, so you might be waiting awhile. She figures if she can get them out in good time, either you could try another enclosure together before or after dinnertime. But... which enclosure would you want to deal with next?>>2409120You can ask her but it's not like she would have a good idea how your slime physiology works. At least not a better idea than you, but if you give her more time to study blue slime she can try and figure something out.
>>2409127>Hunter god>demoness Fight me
>>2409154Lets hunt the god
>>2409153Demoness, chances are high she'll have some loot on her, or maybe something slinky to wear for date night with our fiancee.>>2409154You misspelled "Fite", at least, how it's supposed to be spelled on the internet.
>>2409154>>2409160>>2409162Seems like a slight preference towards the enchanted forest enclosure? And you want to try and clear that out with Maribelle?
>>2409171Maybe our diplomacy will work better this time...
>>2409153Well if she's busy we could probably find the megalodon tank leak without too much trouble - we just need to run our slime over it until we feel a point of water egress.
>>2409177>>2409176Well it's less a matter of convincing her and more, whether you want her around to witness anything you may do. Also of course she'd be even more grateful if you took care of these things yourself to let her handle other matters.Though on the other hand, she's a mage skilled enough to reach professor in the academy here, and she'd be bringing a dragon.Choices choices...
>>2409183lets take our chances and be very cautious about everything
>>2409183Alright, let's try the hunter god.
>>2409183Ask her if we can take the dragon with us and leave her behind.
>>2409191That will definitely not happen... unless you want to try and ask the dragon himself directly, but it probably will all have to happen in secret.
>>2409203Well then let's solo it I guess. Enchanted forests will be full of magical creatures to eat and having Maribelle with us will only prevent us from doing that.
>>2409221>>2409189Alright then, while Maribelle tries to figure out what to do with the kobolds now and the dragon is hiding from them, you figure to try and clear out the enchanted forest enclosure. Why not? You're feeling pretty good, pretty confident after dealing with the kobolds, at this rate it should be easy peasy to help Maribelle with all the other enclosures too. Enough that you could even do it on your own.So sneakily you shlorp off in the direction of the specific enclosure, to your delight finding that you can locate it thanks to your newfound ability to read. Now is just getting inside, as you mimic what you saw the professor do earlier to attune the door, and in you glorp."Oh wow, if I knew there were places like this in here, I'd have come to the menagerie before I got slimed..."Quite the contrast to the mountain enclosure, a verdant display of colors in the lush forest. From the moss and flowers of the ground to the strange and wonderful trees of various shapes and sizes, everything is abuzz with life and magic. Many such enchanted insects and small creatures about too you can see, and just being here you feel enlivened. Ah, but you're after one thing; you know this to be the enclosure for a white stag, but somewhere in here is a god of the hunt hiding and causing trouble.>How do you proceed?
>>2409247Hide and make stag mating calls in hopes of attracting the stag or the god.
>>2409257Could work, make a roll for the attempt.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2409257
>>2409247Gods of the hunt often like riding and archery so look for a place with thin enough undergrowth and enough space between trees to do that.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>2409262Staglike slime noises
>>2409266Darn it guess we end up groaning like an idiot in the middle of the forest.
>>2409273It's what everyone was secretly hoping for.
>>2409270>>2409266>31Dear oh dear, you do little more than make a fool of yourself as you shlorp along through the trees and attempt to mimic calls of a stag. In fact you actually draw the attention of a few fairies whom laugh and jeer at you for the humerous display.At least though you get to glorp through this enchanted wood of wonder. You'll need a better plan though, or chance if you want to find what you're after.
>>2409290Well if we entertain the fairies maybe they'll know. Split off a slime and jiggle at it in a regal manner. Figure out how our slime talking has improved. I'm sure something about figuring out slime queening is going to look very silly to outsiders.
>>2409292Lets be all royal jester!
>>2409292>>2409305This may well work, but we'll have to see how it goes... next time! As this will probably be my last post of the night, but will continue from here when we resume. Thanks all for playing!
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>2409290No idea, try to talk to them.By means of voice or gesturing.Where. Is. The hunter?Of course, we could look for footprints or something.
Rolled 1 (1d100)
>>2409877what a good thing that OP didnt call for rolls yet
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>2409290"Pardon me, but can you help me find out where I can find this, 'God of the Hunt' fellow? I need to discuss how he is currently squatting inside of an enclosure meant to take care of our white stag.">>2409877...I'm hoping unlinked posts don't count.
>>2409909Rolls for the fairies of course.>>2409767>>2409910>>2409877>1You consider trying to entertain these woodland sprites, but surely you wouldn't deject yourself to such humiliation! No, much more becoming to deal with them politely and professionally."Pardon me, but can you help me find out where I can find this, 'God of the Hunt' fellow? I need to discuss how he is currently squatting inside of an enclosure meant to take care of our white stag."The little winged ones go quite silent at the mention of your purpose here, at least for a few moments before bursting out laughing again, along the branches of the trees and on the flowers."You hear that?! She's looking for the King!""What you reckon she wants him for? A big slimy kiss?!"All their chattering and frivolity makes quite the noise, enough to draw the attention of some forest animals as well. Eventually there even sounds a tiny trumpet or something like that, as a few uniformed fairies descend from a tree nearby carting a rather regal-looking one atop a litter, an unmistakable tiny crown atop her tiny head. Flittering together they struggle to bring the little monarch closer for a better look, though still in flight above you."Hear hear, I say! What's all this calamity then?"The fairy queen acts about as properly as you may expect though very pompous to boot, but hearing of just what her subjects have to say, any polite airs quickly replace with rage."Look at her crown! The slime queen said she wants the King!""Watch out your highness, she's going steal your man!"What follows is the most displeased harrumph you may ever have heard, as the fairy queen tries not to throw a fit before her subjects. A little fairy minister is quick to approach and ask what she would have done, what would appease her? The answer though, comes with a fiendish grin and raucous cheers from the small crowd."Who am I to deny a challenge from a fellow queen? If she wants to contest for my husband however, it should be on fair terms!"Before you have very much a chance to act and certainly faster than you could evade or flee, the fairy queen from atop the litter, upends an appropriately large jar over the side. A small shower of sparkling dust rains over you, sinking into your slime and causing you to glow and shimmer again. You fear for the worst, and the effects are soon to come as the onlookers get even more wild with their jeering."What, you think size is going to help you? Even if you all get bigger... and the trees get bigger... and everything else... oh wait, I'm getting smaller."Rapidly, more and more you diminish in size, though you aren't losing mass. It seems instead she scattered some magic shrinking dust upon you. Funny, you'd heard bedtime stories about such things happening to bad children who strayed into the woods, but you didn't think you'd be at risk now that you're slime.
>>2409991In any case, eventually you settle to a stable size as the effect wears off. That size though unfortunately, is about as big as a squirrel, quite the reduction for sure. >How do you proceed?
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>2409993The fairies are being assholes, this area is specifically for the white stag, and since they are magical sentient creatures, we should want to eat them to get the most points. We should attack the queen, get back to normal then kill the rest.
>>2410044This whole event is too funny to me to want to react with bad grace to the queen shrinking us.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>2409993Go for the bitch's wings.
>>2409993Complain it's still not fair. We don't have wings or a nice dress like her.
>>2410044>>2410063>>2410076Well do you want to try attacking her or negotiating with her?
>>2410063Addendum: if she surrenders and helps lead us to her husband, we'll heal them back.
>>2410079LET'S EAT HER FUCKING FACE!
>>2410079Well, if you're offering, let's negotiate with her.
>>2410089Well either option you'd roll for.
>>2410102It's 2-1 in favour of attacking her, and he rolled a 99>>2410063So, let's EAT HER FACE
>>2409991Going to be a spoilsport he say let's just try and talk this out. I would rather have fairies as willing allies and not enemies or forced servants.
>>2410114I can change my mind, thank you.>>2410102Since there's the option now, I'd like to negotiate
>>2410147>>2410135>>2410114Looks like a reversal in fortunes. Well then, if you want to negotiate, then how do you want to go about it? I assume you're swapping the roll, so what are you going to say or do to try and work things out with the fairies?
>>2410147Didn't mean anything by it, just liked the idea of overreacting violently to fairies
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>2409993Try to negotiate, but be prepared to attack at a moment's notice.
>>2410160Since we have that 99 and no idiot rolled another 1 so far, just be noble about it and accept defeat as a proper queen we are. Applaud the cunning use of magic and then politely ask for reversal so we can be back in our previous size.
>>2410234I don't think surrendering is necessarily. I mean, just explaining the situation should do the trick.Can't we just tell her that we want to see her husband in name of the academy?
>>2410160"I have no interest in your husband, madame. I myself am courting a suitor more befitting my, err, previous physical stature. I only wish to inform you that you and your court are trespassing in my college's nature preserve, one that holds the last white stag in (place nation we're in). We need him to mate with a doe so that he can pass on his offspring."
Hey, just realized...If we can get our tendrils on how to make that magic shrinking powder, we can get small enough to fit inside of the school's hallways without giving up most of what we gotten from eating things and people.
>>2410063>>2410226>>2410234>>2410277>99Feeling very small, in all senses of the word, you decide to try perhaps a more diplomatic approach rather than resorting to violence. Maybe in the manner of one queen to another, like she said it. If you could resolve all of this peacefully, then you're sure professor Martelle would appreciate it."I have no interest in your husband, madame. I myself am courting a suitor more befitting my, err, previous physical stature. I only wish to inform you that you and your court are trespassing in my college's nature preserve, one that holds the last white stag Inafur. We need him to mate with a doe so that he can pass on his offspring."It's rather comedic because being made magically smaller your voice is much higher. The other fairies laugh terribly, but recognizing your manners the fairy queen at least takes you more seriously. She doesn't seem interested in relinquishing ground however, and responds quite like an official."You will excuse my subjects, but this is our home! We were assured of our right to dwell here by one of your teachers, Tiggins. Only my husband you may say, is an interloper, but you can't expect us... expect me to just send him on his way. We've only just married recently!"You'd no idea of any sort of arrangement like this, however it makes sense that in the various magic enclosures there could be more than just one inhabitant. Sure enough the white stag is the prize specimen in here, but it's not as though fairies or those other woodland creatures are barred from living here. Professor Tiggins though... the agreement must have been made some time ago. You have to think long and hard with your fractured mind, but you can recall the previous staff member in charge of the menagerie and magical creatures/monsters studies, a halfling by the name of Tiggins. Though, didn't he die in some accident? Why Martelle took over in the first place, despite her young age and lesser experience or magic skills compared to usual staff."Turn her into a frog! She's slimy enough, Queen of the Frogs!""Let's throw her in the river! Maybe she'll block it up!""Nay, she's proven she at least is not a competing suitor, and she has displayed civility and grace! On condition that she continue to observe propriety, I shall restore her with royal blessing!"Quite mercurial, this lot. Jeering one minute and cheering the next, at the queen's change of opinion. But with a wave of a magic flower and some dewdrops from it, your slime starts to shimmer and glow again before exploding massively in size. Back to normal, but it's a good thing no one was near you. If such a thing were to happen in a building, like the academy for example, you could imagine quite the fiasco.>How do you proceed?
>>2410419"We were unaware of any previous situation. As for Tiggins, I...believe he is deceased. I'll need to discuss the situation with his successor and perhaps colleagues to figure out an acceptable solution to this unfortunate debacle. I only ask that, should you be able to reach him, to convince your husband to restrain himself should he come into the presence of the white stag."Sound good?
>>2410419Let's butter her up a bit."My congratulations on your marriage vows, Madame. May your children carry on your legacy, and never know strife or suffering.">>2410458That's pretty good. I'd start with that.Should we consider bringing her back a wedding gift as a way to keep KotH in line?Also, keep that shrinking powder in mind for later...
>>2410458>>2410480This Brown slime approves of Pink slimes and Violet slimes joint ideas.
>>2410480>>2410505Being courteous has gotten you this far so you decide to keep to it. Not like it's particularly hard anyway."My congratulations on your marriage vows, Madame. May your children carry on your legacy, and never know strife or suffering."Your flattery may seem quite obvious, but it does win you quite a bit of favor among the lot of fairies. Both from the queen herself and from her gathered citizenry, at least enough that they're not calling for you to be turned into a frog. Though you could sit here all day singing their praises and get... not that far, you're here for a reason. "We were unaware of any previous situation. As for Tiggins, I...believe he is deceased. I'll need to discuss the situation with his successor and perhaps colleagues to figure out an acceptable solution to this unfortunate debacle. I only ask that, should you be able to reach him, to convince your husband to restrain himself should he come into the presence of the white stag.""Oh dear... that is upsetting to hear, I extend condolences on behalf of my people for your late teacher. However it seems you may be mistaken. My husband doesn't hunt anything within this realm, only those who trespass. I suppose before long he'll be around after you, like he was for those other interlopers from your school... not that I can talk any sense into him though, it's one of those things he simply won't budge on!" This is something new to hear, but you have some confusion what she means. The truth is shown by the minister of hers nearby, gesturing up to one of the trees nearby. To your alarm you notice a number of orc and other skulls hanging from the branches. Seems some might have gotten in here during the raid, though where the other skulls came from, you dread to ask...Are you going to depart then for now, go and talk to Maribelle about what you found?
>>2410612"Thank you for the warning. I hope to return with good news."We out.
>>2410612Pretty much.Curtsy to the Queen, then head back to inform Maribelle about the new resident problem. Also, make a request for a few barrels of fruit juice to be brought down for a couple of weeks, to "Experiment with flavors".It'd make a nice treat for Carter...After that, we should head over to the magic spring and ask for advice from the fey that play there. They might have some sort of insight on dealing with the KotH and his queen.
>>2410638>It'd make a nice treat for Carter...Hmm
>>2410627"Thank you for the warning. I hope to return with good news."And so you take your leave, content with a good amount of new information you've found. Although you're not sure if you can solve the matter on your own, or so soon, at least you have something to take to Maribelle... assuming you want her to know what you've been doing.In any case you return to the menagerie, finding two other students just waiting around with a few remaining kobolds. Apparently, Maribelle found a way to get them out using cloth bags. Seeing you though the students are glad, that means they don't have to wait around and mind the kobolds, and can head off to dinner which is to start shortly.>>2410638How are you getting to the magic spring? You're not allowed to leave the menagerie.
>>2410658We must galorp like the slime we are.We can separate into smaller slimes, and move about unnoticed in smaller areas rather than a car sized blob.
>>2410658We could put in a request to leave on a temporary assignment to help out our teacher. Explain the situation with Maribelle and the other staff regarding the K+QotH and the White Stag. Hopefully, they will let us visit the spring on a supervised visit. If not, then we'll try some good old fashioned book learning.
>>2410673Agreed with this.
>>2410658Suggest to Martelle she arranges some sort of identifying token with the fairy queen and anyone entering the enclosure wears one.
>>2410687>>2410675>>2410673>>2410665This could work, you can make a roll for the attempt. When she gets back from dinner that is.Unless you want to try sneaking out.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>2410748Here goes...And did she ever put in the request for the fruit juice?
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>2410748
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>2410748shlorping at the speed of snail
>>2410753Yes that request can be included in your asking for more food. Though, if you want a different flavor you can just improve yourself to be like that.>>2410767>>2410758>86So you linger around, no point in forcing those other students to stay when you have to. The kobolds aren't happy with the arrangement but they'll be out of there soon enough. Fortunately Maribelle returns from another trip of carrying kobolds out in a bag, and has enough time to talk with you before making as last trip and then heading to dinner herself.In particular, your talk of the magic spring is appealing to her. She'd heard of it during her time at the academy, but has never been there so would love nothing more than to be able to accompany you there, and over dinner she'll try her hardest to speak with some of the other staff to see if you can be allowed to do so. The arch mage even, if she has to!In any case though, it'll be the waiting game again for her to return at least. So in the meantime what would you like to do?
>>2410811See some old friends, ask for some books from the library about Slimes and Fey, try on your old clothes to see if you still look good in them, see if you left a diary in your pre-slimegirl stuff.Also, what do we currently have in our possession?
>>2410811Sneak into the library and look for information on fairies and hunter god.
>>2410824>>2410838The only way you can get out is by sneaking so you'll need to roll.As for what you currently own, besides some of your old clothes (which you can wear without getting slimy now), are the few magic items you've gotten. They include;>Your crown>Two rings>A necklace>A pair of bracelets>A pair of earrings>A magic beltThough you don't know what any of them do, and you can't make use of magic items... at least not currently.
>>2410864>>2410838Wait, couldn't we just ask Carter or Garret to just check the books out for us? Why risk pissing off the teachers just before we request a chance to visit the outside?
>>2410869You could do that for sure but neither of those two specifically are there right now. Probably off to dinner as well, it's a big communal affair in the academy. However you might get lucky if you wait by the door and see if any underclassmen happen by that you could lure to do your bidding.
>>2410873In that case, I'd rather just wait for someone to come back to the menagerie so we can make our requests. It's a bad idea to risk being caught sneaking out of our assigned area just before our request to leave gets voted on.
>>2410881Let's chat with the dragon then while we wait.
>>2410881>>2410886Sure you can have a chat with Dran then while trying out your old clothes. Any particular topics of interest? Or schemes to make?
>>2410903What's it like working with Martelle? Anything in particular we should or shouldn't try to do?
>>2410903Ask him whether he knows anything about the magical items you carry. Also ask if he knows anything about fairies/hunter gods, how to defeat them etc.
>>2410903>"Good evening, Dran. Are you feeling better, now that your lair is no longer occupied by kolbolds?">"How long have you been working with Professor Maribelle?">"Have you any theories about why I've been turned into a girl-shaped slime?">"Do you have any advice for dealing with a fairy queen and her husband? Like what would make a nice wedding present?">"Do you think Carter would like this?" (frilly looking dress)
>>2410914He finds working with Maribelle aggravating given how careless she is and he always has to keep her out of trouble, but she raised him so he'd never complain. Things to avoid, well writing off creatures and monsters together and treating them all badly or killing them, is sure to earn her ire. She's always had a soft spot even for monsters, those she believes can be safely handled in the right circumstances.>>2410927The crown he recognizes since it belonged to him, but he doesn't mind if you have it. It's a brilliant crown so if used, it can blind those with ill intent and grants the wearer vision even without light.As for fairies and hunter gods, well not much. He met a minor goddess once, but one dwelling in a magic realm? He can't imagine it would be all that dangerous, most gods rely on faithful followers. Fairies, too tricksy for his tastes, but like all fey sorts they have a terrible weakness for games and challenges. Things with rules to play by. You think to ask as well what to do with the problem? He can keep a secret you hope, won't just go telling Maribelle. As far as he knows the hunter god showed up recently, so if you could find a better husband for the fairy queen, or if you could beat him at his own game, either one would probably cause the fairies to reject him. Or maybe just go after the white stag yourself?Wedding present? How about some slime?>>2410933You while away the time with Dran then, checking over your belongings while he alternates in and out of his enclosure to put things back or take things out now that the kobolds are gone. He's thankful for this though not as much as Maribelle, for him it was more just an awkward problem that he was too embarrassed to deal with himself... though he would never admit that much. Of course you always knew Maribelle had a dragon companion, everyone did but you never knew how. Never a chance to ask really, but according to him she got him while still an egg from poachers. Unfortunately his real mother must not have cared enough to come looking, so Maribelle just raised him instead. Thus, his whole life so far with her. Not as high and mighty as a dragon could be for one like him, but he's not ashamed of his life here. He's clever enough then you figure, to ask about your own condition. Having lived his life on the surface though he hasn't much knowledge about slimes. His best guess though and rumors he heard, you must have used some sort of magic ward or defense spell when the slime attacked you, and it preserved you. Enough that rather than your body just being devoured outright, the slime merged with it instead. Magic body, magic spell, and slime combined... and here you are."Do you think Carter would like this?""Who is Carter? And where did you get that dress?"
>>2410980>My, er, boyfriend... we knew each other before what happened to me... happened.>As for this, judging by how it seems rather new, I would guess I had bought it somewhat recently...
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>2410980Ask him if he has got any spare scales that we could use to make a fire resistant armor. Might come handy if we decide to go in the volcanoes.
>>2411000No idea why i rolled
>>2411000...i think a fire resistance spell might me more useful, considering our size and all.
>>2410980Thank him for the crown, that's very kind of him.
>>2410999Well that makes sense. Getting back the rest of your belongings would be nice though, more than just a pair of robes and a dress or two. They haven't let you get anything or return to your room though, only what you asked your friends to bring.>>2411000>80As a matter of fact he does. Or well, Maribelle does. She collects what he sheds or outgrows, and sells (usually to others in the academy) for income to benefit them both. But if you ask her he's sure she wouldn't mind, they're just kept in a big bucket somewhere she's got.In any case you actually have a pretty decent time with Dran and he even maybe somewhat sort of doesn't mind your presence. From one "monster" to another, you and that one other student stuck in here, you're all kind of in the same boat with these wizards and sorcerers and all their rules.You maybe even share a laugh or two, before you hear the return of Maribelle... looking rather glum and accompanied by both the arch mage and three other staff members. She hurries to you ahead of them and apologizes, saying she tried her best, but..."Excuse us Sadie, but Professor Martelle has informed me of your desire to... well, how should I put this... would you prefer we discuss the matter in private? Your room here perhaps?"The arch mage, decked out in his layers of magic robes, hoods and all from faraway lands and his heavy accent to match. You were expecting Maribelle to return with the all-clear, but certainly not this. If you didn't know better, you'd actually be worried, fearful for your life."Bad news? Maybe she doesn't want to be alone for it."Dran, as if reading the situation implies some degree of support for you... or protection over you. A comforting though, nice to know you may have made a new friend. But maybe you'd rather have any sort of discussion in private?
>>2411009No need for privacy. This matter is of concern to all of us.
>>2411009Agree to speak in private, but before we do, mention to Martelle that we think we figured a way to sort out the forest enclosure and Dran can tell her the details. The idea is to look helpful and obedient.
>>2411009Also, wait, what one other student?
>>2411009Pat Dran on the claw to tell him it's okay, then follow the dean.
Oh, I think this is about our desire to eat corpses... Yeah, we kind of fucked up, shouldn't have asked for that.Talk about it in private.
>>2411033Yes, perhaps it really was a mistake to make our first questions to any authority figures be "Got any corpses? Where can I find corpses? I'll make bad people into corpses if you like?"
>>2411036I mean, we could simply explain our nature and precent our motives on a positive light.Since I am going off to sleep soon, I will leave a small explanation that I hope helps, should the matter come up.'As it is, during the time after I, for lack of a better term, 'woke up', my mind was more fractured. While I managed to restrain myself from harming any student, events led to me discovering that the 'absorption' of sentient beings have a direct impact in my nature. Namely, they allow me to 'evolve' or 'improve' at my will, however you feel like calling it. It was during said process that I managed to become less harmful and gain healing proprieties, out of my concern from Carter's wellbeing, as well as make my interaction with other humans easier, though all I have to call me such is my mind. While I know that the morality of such petition could be considered questionable at best, worthy of extermination at worst, it was my belief that should you be interested in the potential of further improvement then you should be aware, but it wasn't a demand of any sort, and I fully understand and agree to comply if conserns or basic values make such petition impossible. That being said, the only reason I am suggesting this is because I would be under your control, since I understand the need to prove that I have no ill intent.'
>>2411036We should mention that we don’t need bodies for survival, but this is the only thing that allows us to progress with remembering more about before becoming a slime and improving control over the body. We need to make it really clear that we don’t NEED corpses and we don’t really like the whole idea of corpses and killing.
>>2411019>>2411021>>2411022>>2411033>>2411024You consider having the discussion out in the open so that you're not alone, just in case your worst fears come true and they try anything. But in the end you decide to trust the arch mage and agree to some privacy, in case what is said turns out to be... well, something best kept secret? It's probably the body eating, right? You worried that would cause trouble, and quickly you try to think of some reasonable excuse. You even come up with one, which is quite good actually, you think.So you end up moving to the enclosure allotted to you, just a room for the time being, and are joined by the arch mage and two other staff members you can remember once (re)introductions are made; Savatier, the professor of alchemy, and Durant the resident cleric. You offer seating but are suggested to sit down or whatever is most comfortable to you. Apparently it's a difficult subject to approach, enough that the arch mage hands it over to Savatier. "Sadie, you have to understand, there's a reason we've been keeping you here.""I know already, you want to see if I can improve before I can return to the way things were, before."Judging by her strained expression your answer wasn't ideal and she offers some support with a hand gloved normally for dealing with harsh chemicals. "Since your return, several staff members including myself have examined your... the remains, the slime, even yourself if you remember. Well, it's not... I'm not sure how else to say this, but... you aren't Sadie. Not really.""Well anyone can see that! You can figure out something to get me back to normal though, right? The old me, human. Not slime."It seems such a silly thing to have to talk in private about, but to your concern you're the only one taking this lightly. All three of them remain deathly serious, till Durant just out and tells her to give it to you straight."Listen, the accident happened and Sadie died. What you are is... as best we can tell, the slime leftover after..." she shudders, before being able to speak again with difficulty, "...after her body, her brain was broken down by the slime. It... you seem to have picked up on her thoughts and memories, her personality just like her physical body. Slimes are normally mindless from what we know of them, so this is all you... it knows. By now we have reached an agreement, to accept that you think that you are... well, you. But the truth is you're... really only a slime copy of the real Sadie.">...
>>2411074A trick, right? Some nasty prank or a joke on their part. Just because they're established and respected staff members of an institute like this, doesn't mean they don't have a sense of humor... a sick, sadistic sense of humor. If you still had a stomach you might feel sick for a moment, before getting rather angry at such a mean prank. That's right, they're just looking for something to keep you in here for longer, they don't want you sliming up the hallways and making a mess of the place!"It's... I know it's not the same, I know you're not the same, but I'm sorry... I'm so sorry."She even tries to hug you, but Durant physically stops her. That's right, there's others in the room beside Savatier, and you're starting to notice their stances; staff subtly at the ready for the arch mage to potentially obliterate you, and blessed mace and holy tome at the ready by Durant for any need to banish an abomination. Whether they actually do or don't, you imagine depends on you, but they clearly see and are expecting a monster.>How do you proceed?
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>2411076Cry. It's the best way to humanize us, and in all fairness, our character would probably cry in this situation
>>2411076Be confused "I don't understand. How can you know that for sure? Carter knew me and I knew him even when I could barely hold together and barely remember anything. I killed me? It can't be true! I've eaten things but I didn't become them. I'm me. I'm Sadie." Try not to cry. Cry a lot.
>>2411076cry them a river of slime
>>2411076"I have not suffered ego death. My old body may be gone, but my mind remains, even if it is in another form. What makes a person who they are if not their thoughts, actions and experiences?""It's true, i have lost a part of myself. My body, many of my memories... but a significant part of me remains, enough that i can recognize who i am. Enough to understand that i am still myself.""I understand if you still wish to recognize me as little more than a slime, but surely the fact that i am standing here and talking to you is proof enough that such is not the case.""Ask yourself, if your closest friend suffered the same fate... your wife, your child, could you honestly treat them like an animal? Would you not say that some part of them, no matter how small, lived on?""I only ask that you treat me reasonably, whether as Sadie, an unfortunate mage, or as a rather intelligent slime with thoughts and emotions of it's own. I trust that you can do that."
>>2411099Too cold-bloded and calculating (but not bad, mind you). We should cry and act like a human girl who was just diagnosed with cancer, we can be all rational about it later.See those mages? They are looking for monster. So lets act exact opposite until they feel really bad and sad about all of this.
>>2411100And here i was thinking a fair bit of that was an appeal to emotion.I guess that says something about me.
>>2411101The way I read it, it is mostly clever appeal on reason with touch of emotional play in the end. To put it simly, it is "too good" for current situtation - I imagine Spock talking like this after finding out he basically ate himself and is just nothing but a slimy copy. Us, tho? Not so much. But thay may be just me.
>>2411104Fair enough, i just jumped in without reading the first thread.
>>2411099>>2411092>>2411093>37You try to offer a coherent response, questioning their logic and methods. But instead you break down and start weeping big slimy tears into Savatier's gloved hands, since that's all they'll let her make contact with you by. However at the very least, your display does well to disarm them, and neither of the other two are at the ready to blast you. Or at least Durant isn't anymore, as he tries to respond to your frantic questioning between slimy sobs."Listen sli-" Savatier elbows him, "...young lady, believe me when I tell you it was no easy process and has taken several days to confirm. The surest sign though was performing funerary rites for the remains, and confirmation that the soul had moved on. If the Gods willed it and Sadie were restored to life, she would return her living, human self, but you would still exist. You're something completely separate."You were never a very devout follower of the gods but you knew them well enough (and said your prayers to the one you grew up with) to understand the idea behind this at least, and why they are taking it as evidence. If a living, breathing Sadie were to return to life without you and the two of you could exist at the same time, then that would be about as much proof as possible. Divine proof at least. Finally at least the arch mage speaks up though."The only reason you are being told, is because problems are arising from spreading belief that you are the same person. The late Sadie's... friend, Carter, as just one example. He's quite taken with you, and the idea that she hasn't passed on, enough that he's already broken another student's wrist for calling his feelings into question. And I'm sure if he had his way, he may even wed you as you are. A true heart, and a true love... but you can understand why this is impossible. The headmistress deemed it appropriate that you should know the truth, that you may decide on what to do with it.">...
>>2411115This does little better to try and make you feel better, but at least you know the reason why you've been kept locked up in here and why they won't let you have any of your old possessions. Really everything just feels worse and worse, particularly that, if they are correct in all of this then how would everyone respond? Your family, your friends... Carter? It all feels real to you. No, it is real, but if the staff are right then it's not the same. Savatier at least can sense your pain and tries to ease things for you with some good news, however small."Don't be so quick to despair though! By now, observing you since returning, we've come to the belief that you can be trusted and aren't an intolerable danger. However the process happened to create... you, well by all measure it appears to have made you more than just a slime. At least enough that you could remain here as you would have, and even returned freedoms, or else we couldn't rightly call ourself an institute of magical study... to turn away one such as yourself. Certainly, you aren't nearly the... most unique being we have here."At least they trust you, but you still feel your form weaken and droop from the anguish and stress. The truth hurts, whether you choose to believe it as the real truth or not. Compared with the weight and pain of all this knowledge, it is hardly worth notice, what little comfort is brought by knowing they won't just destroy you or cast you out. Go on living like normal? Like this, pretending? If they're not wrong, how are you any different from... a ghost?>How do you proceed?
>>2411076Does this world have distinct souls empirically proven to exist? If not we can make a ship of Theseus argument and say that we are we because we are the only person with the best claim to be us. What happened here is basically a type of mind uploading
>>2411099These are certainly good arguments, and now that you aren't getting obliterated, you may well save them for when you're more composed or if you later want to make a strong case for your favor.>>2411117You're not a cleric or a priest or anything, but by the standards of most gods, yes there are souls. It's difficult to remember specifics of course with your fractured mind, but you can recall sermons at temples and tales from your studies about this particular factor being a problem for those who dabble in necromancy, for example.
>>2411116"Sadie is sadie, even now! I have nothing else, so all i can do keep living as i am."
>>2411116>I'd like to attend the funeral.>And to see the school counselor, I suppose.
>>2411123I just want to say I really appreciate this suggestion.
>>2411123>>2411125>>2411127Ahh well, according to Durant he only performed funerary rights, basically one of many cleric or priestly duties. But it wasn't an actual funeral, just his method to check if the soul had gone to you or on to the afterlife.They weren't going to have an actual funeral unless you wanted, since obviously that would reveal the truth to everyone. Unless of course you want to reveal the truth, they don't much care if you continue on "being" Sadie and just keep all of this under wraps. But if you want to be truthful they won't stop you.
>>2411122"Are we more than just a sum of our thoughts?"We are Sadie. MAybe not the true one, but exact copy non the less. So we continue being her, save this >>2411099 for argument time and then go see somebody who can help us with our obvious psychological trauma.We are already carving our own way in life anyway, no need to make it even harder for us.Question here is - who are we going to tell the truth? It may (and probably will) spread out eventually.
>>2411130Well, I feel like Flesh-Sadie's family (and to a lesser but still very significant extent her friends) deserves the closure, and Slime-Sadie deserves the opportunity to define herself as she chooses rather than try to "imitate" or otherwise look like Flesh-Sadie to everyone else.
>>2411130Perhaps a small, private funeral would be best, then.Just our friends.They may abandon us when they learn the truth, but they should know.We can't lie to them, even if they feel differently than we do about the situation.
Yeah, the truth has to come out.
>>2411134>>2411133>>2411132Well it will have to be a decision you come to... by tomorrow! This may be my last post for the night, or at least no more proper/plot posts till next time. But when we resume tomorrow we'll continue from here. I wonder how you will decide what to do with the truth, and who you are...
>>2411136Cool, I'm going to go back and read thread #1.I'm glad y'all seem to like my suggestions so far!
>>2411133I think this is the most reasonable thing to do (maybe not smart, perhaps even borderline lawful stupid, but hey). Just be prepared they reject us or try to harm us. And what will Carter do? Oh boy, this will be interesting...
>>2411133Also, we should break the truth to them slowly and carefully.It would be best, i think, if we explained >>2411099 (perhaps in not so many words) to them beforehand.It should be made clear that, as far as we're concerned, we really are sadie, at least in part. That we bear no malice, nor are we trying to trick anyone.Whether they decide to accept us as a part of the sadie they knew, or just as a foul beast who slew their friend and pretended to be her, is up to them."Even if you hate me for what i am, i'll always be your friend."
>>2411136Suggest to conduct a seance to try and summon the soul of sadie.
>>2411136Hmm... hey, there's a thought!I've never played a character that was a slime before, but goddamn do they have a lot of potential utility.What if we mixed in lots and lots of air bubbles with our body to puff ourselves up, increasing volume without significantly increasing weight?If we had a good amount of control over the viscosity and various other properties of our slime, we could make for a good cushion, or even make ourselves fairly stretchy!Also consider: slime whips and water(slime) cutting jets
>>2411145Could make for good defence, too.>wrap ourselves around a friend as a suit of armor>harden our body as much as possible except around the joints>can engulf their head as well and leave an air bubble inside so they can go diving safely>potential defense against fire attacks? heating up such a large mass of water significantly will take several minutes, even if you engulf it in flamesAlso, here's an idea. What if they gave us a skeleton, to help us train at keeping our human form more easily?Not of bone, but of glass or plastic (naturally resistant to acids)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNWCB_GoQA4When a clear solid object is dipped into a fluid with a similar refractive index, it can seem to disappear.It should be possible, perhaps with a little magic, to make a "training skeleton" of sorts that wouldn't even be visible within sadie's body.You could also make other skeletal shapes, perhaps more suited to combat...
>>2411145That's actually one of the possible abilities that you know of, Expansion where you basically suck in air and puff yourself up. Though you don't have it yet.>>2411137Well I at least like your suggestions! But I like everyone's suggestions!>>2411141It's not so much that "you" killed Sadie and pretended to be her. It's more like, a slime killed her and in dissolving the brain it found a mind within, or at least memories and such. Being mindless, it inadvertently took on that mind, and so basically picked back up where it left off as if it hadn't died.At least that seems to be the rough idea that you've been given, if you choose to believe the staff and their fancy shmancy "magic" and "tests".>>2411144>>2411138>pic
>>2411147Nah way man just take the skeleton, it's yours!
>>2411147there is pastebin in first or second post, it contains our abalities we know (and learned) so far
>>2411148Well, the way you put it i'm picturing a big bubble of air, easily burst.I'm talking about thoroughly mixing small bubbles into our slime to create a sort of emulsion, something that won't burst even if you cut into it with a sword.Also, consider it from the perspective of sadie's friends.It'd be all too easy to just see her as the very slime that took their friend's life, and is now masquerading a pale shadow of her former self.Right now, they think that slime is actually the original sadie, right? That it's really sadie herself in there, just the same as she ever was.But the original is dead and gone, and that's going to be hard to take. They might want someone, something to blame.
Also, honestly, quit asking for "bodies," it doesn't sound good.Just ask for meat in our diet. Unruly kobolds, sausage, whatever. Some protein would make us feel better.inb4 cum
>>2411116Well... in the end? We are a person.We have taken up the mind of Sadie.But we are a person now non the less.If we wish to, we can take on a new name... make our own destiny.Hold her memory dear, and be who we want to be.Who Sadie was... all her memories... it's to hold them dear....Maybe... Maybe we could enroll as a new student entirely... once the next semester begins. If they were to allow that.In the meantime, we could journy to find not who we are... but who we want to be.After all... we are no direct danger, are we? We had unimaginable power... but chose to not attack the weak. We chose not to destroy for the sake of ourselves... so letting us venture away will be just fair, no?... let us close off our chapter as the human Sadie, the Slime Sadie, the sorry excuse of a being pretending to be Sadie...And let us begin a new chapter. OUR. Chapter.... attending the funeral seems only fitting...
>>2411176I have to agree.People change and grow.You're not the same person you were ten years ago. Is that person dead, or have they just taken new form?Sadie isn't quite who she used to be, but she's someone, and that person can only move forward.
>>2411186...no point in doing it as somebody else tho. We are (and were) Sadie, that is all we know. So lets just continue what we are doing, tell our closest people what actually happened and then perhaps move on and get our life together. Our next few steps really depends on their reaction (but I think our family will not acknowledge us - they are nobily or something - and Carter is probably lost cause too). The most likely scenario is we stay at academy and try to re-learn magic, then perhaps leave and explore the world, open an apothecary or something. Sad truth is, we probably need (human) brains for any and all development.
I'm curious, do we have a soul? "Sadie's" has apparently passed on, so what do we have? Or is it possible that they're either lying or wrong?
>>2411193Maybe synthetic brains would work? I personally don’t like us staying a sapientovore for ethical reasons. If you can regenerate a head through magic but not put a soul in it or something we could possibly find a(pretty costly) alternative. Or maybe we would be able to progress through training and studying without new brains at some point when we reach enough intelligence.
>>2411206Why try to avoid eating brains now that we know we aren't Sadie?Sure we should be stealthy in how we consume bodies from now on, and do our best to protect ourselves, but why try to be peaceful or find much more difficult alternatives to what we already know works.
>>2411218A few reasonsA) people react negatively to consumption of self- aware beingsB) we still have all of her memories and thus her moral compas too. Even if we aren’t her it is a core of our personality
So, did the orcs we captured get traded for the captives from the academy or what?
>>2411227Pretty much this. We are exact copy, therefore we ARE Sadie in everything. But we are also suffering from amnesia, so we have a teeeny tiny bit of a leeway here and there.
>>2411227>>2411231And because of that we need to build ourselves up into a more efficient predator so we won't get caught when we consume bodies.While we have her memories we don't actually need that moral compass when it will simply lead us to stagnation, and from what we've seen thus far the academy doesn't seem too interested in feeding us bodies, so our only real choice is probably going into the wild to find some for our own.At the very least it seems most humanoid beings capable of sapient thought are viable upgrade materials, so we can probably prey on most of the monstrous races humans consider as pesky vermin, like kobolds or goblins.
>>2411234I like NOT being an evil monster. But at the same time I'm not so sure if we should be calling ourselves Sadie. I figure this might be a chance to be our own unique individual. I think we should stay here and try to do something with our lives, but I think that we can do it without having to call ourselves Sadie.I like the idea of a slime apothecary.
>>2411253Keep in mind that any positive properties we might have are horribly inefficient when it comes to putting it in practice, especially compared to magic that, atleast in the academy is widely available. And neither will we become any better at it since I doubt we will get any upgrades with how apprehensive the staff is to our nature.
>>2411234+1 to the idea of going into a sneaky killing spree and get upgraded as quick as possible.
>>2411255You never know. Me personally, I at the very least want to see what we can do in the academy just to at least try. I also still prefer not being an evil monster.
>>2411260We don't per se have to be an evil monster, which is why i suggested feeding on some of the vermin races, but we should most definitely not be passive when it comes to upgrading ourselves, especially since all the good things that we could potentially do only come from upgrading ourselves. Consider it a necessary evil.
>>2411260>>2411272We can always do both, or rather if academy way fails and we will not be able to have a decent life there (or with current inhabitants), we can always go out and start hunting Evil Guys for protein and Evolution. Ad Science! of course.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>2411301Rolling to eat the arch mage
>>2411304>Stop rattling your jar over there, you sludgy little reprobate! (smacks jar with a rolled up newspaper)>You're not even really blue colored... more like a forest green slime.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>2411304Counter roll
>>2411372Whelp no counter here ...
>>2411304Blue is commiting sudoku? This will be fun to watch. After dust settles, just point finger at whatever remains from it and say: "You deserved that!"
So we are pretty much Alex Mercer? Neat.>>2411304>Success.>Instant game over.Let's not.
>>2411148I have an argument, actually.'If the parts of a boat are changed at the pase of one per week until it has none of the originals, is it still the same boat? And if I make a new boat with the old parts, it is also the same boat, or a new one?''I know that Sadie's soul and body are not here any longer, but when my thoughts and feelings are hers, can I still be called somebody else? Carter... I love him, and I can recall some of our times together. Telling him that the one he loves is dead while still felling those feelings and moments is- I- ...This is hurting me way to much for me to not be real.'
>>2411397Hmm.. yes, that silly thing called love. We are forgetting that as much as Carter is in love with us, we are in love with him. So telling him that Sadie isnt completely Sadie, his subsequent rejection will probably turn us into sobbing wreck of a slime. But at the same time, we are keeping secrets from him.Damned if we do, damned if we dont.Wat do?
>>2411422Tell the truth, afterwards when the time eventually comes to turn into a cold blooded predator, it will be less painful when we potentially eat him.
>>2411422We should tell the truth. If we don’t when information spills he would absolutely despise us. If we tell him though, he would at least respect the fact that we were honest enough to tell him.
Until our control is good enough not to leave any residue we could use a grabber for reading books.
>>2411422Tell him the truth, put in our two cents, then ask what he feels about it. If he thinks we're still Sadie deep down, we're still Sadie.After all, these academic types don't always know what they're really talking about. What do they *really* know about souls and the like?
>>2411506What do magic NEEERDS know about love anyhow?
>>2411422yeah, we should tell him the truth. even if we got Morgan yu´d by our teacher, keeping the facade to him will only make things worse when he eventually discovers that the real sadie is gone.
Anyway, we still need to eat a lot of people to become proper queen it seems.
>>2411657It seems to be difficult to find non-lewd pink slime queen arts.
Wait a second.I just decided to re-read and found something I didn't notice at first.The evidence they have consist in there the soul HAD moved on from the bones, not that they released it during the funerary rites.Meaning that for all we know, Sally's soul could pretty well be withing us... along with everybody else we ate.Yeah, there could be problems if we asked the cleric to check and it turned out to be true.
>>2411710That's genius anon, and this is coming from a lurker too.
>>2411710I think “had moved on.” indicates a “to the afterlife.” but we might as well check during the bargaining stage of grief.
>>2411710read again, they also said the soul never moved into us. >>2411130
>>2411768To clarify, the wording was supposed to mean "his belief" of whether that happened as he is a cleric. He was able to test and know for sure that the soul moved on, but exactly where it went is up in the air depending on one's belief, not to mention the faith of the person whom died.
>>2411781And what about us? Do we have our own different slimy soul or are we completely soulless which means we dissolve into nothing after our death?
>>2411768It says that the gods would have never resurrected us as slime, which is an understandable perspective from a cleric, but my theory doesn't include the interference of gods. So unless they can confirm that not only the soul 'moved on' from Salie's rest, but that it 'moved on TO THE AFTERLIFE', or at least directly prove that it isn't within us, I don't see why my theory couldn't be true.
>>2411793You have no way of knowing! Though if the staff are to be believed, no soul just a slime that picked up a copy of a mind.>>2411796This wasn't resurrection though, of course. For example, in the hypothetical situation that you, Slimy Sadie, got your soul from your body into a slime, then if you became devoted enough to a god(s) and your prayers were heeded, then a divine reincarnation would return you to your living human self instead of slime. If you don't have the soul and really are just a slime, well the gods can do whatever they want, but praying to be resurrected under the belief that you are Sadie with her soul, isn't going to work. If anything, like Durant said, actual Sadie would get resurrected and there would be two of "you" at the same time since you're just a slime copy.At least, hypothetically. Whether you believe all this or not.
Anyway, so it seems the trend is towards being truthful about what happened, as well as requesting some sort of small funeral (before they send home the remains) which you could attend?
>>2411856Seems that way.Would it be appropriate to come up with a different name? Did we have a middle name?
>>2411886>Would it be appropriate to come up with a different name?From now on we are Sladie.
>>2411914...Nah.I was thinking Sophie, if we'd have to change it at all.
>>2411802Will the real Slime Sadie, please stand up.
>>2411856If we are just a slime with Sadie's memories, do we potentially also have the memories of everyone else weve slimed?
>>2411952dunno. seems like we had a spell on us beforehand, thats why the slime copied sadies memories instead of just consuming her body.>>2411924This begins the beautiful start of our successful rap career
>>2411952Who knows? Maybe!>>2411886>>2411918Not like the real Sadie needs her name or identity anymore. It's what made you "you" after all. But if you're set on it, well nothing is forcing you to do anything.In any case you make your request to the staff then, whom are accepting of your wishes. Durant will try to set up a small funeral or something like that either tomorrow or the day after. In the meantime however, they would like to clear up what you wish to do in relation to your staying here, or not. If you plan to... more or less pick up Sadie's life (at least school and studies progress) where she left off, then they would have to consider how to reintegrate you. It will probably take some time, and the truth about you being known (when you choose to let it be known) will complicate things, but based on their observing you and your progress they think it should be possible. Again, there's much stranger cases and residents of the academy, only one student at present hasn't been able to assume a normal life.
>>2412004Let’s wait for a bit and see how we feel and how our... Sophie’s... how people react.
>>2412004If we don't have to change it, then I guess we're Sadie now. It's one of the few things we have left of what we, or she, or whatever, know as our past.Also, could we take a week off of classes before returning? I'd think learning about our current status as a copy of a dead girl embedded in a slime would warrent one. And could we meet some of the other 'stranger cases and residents'?Finally, we'd like to reopen the investigation as to how the blue slime got into the college. Besides us, Sadie's parents need closure regarding who did this to her and us.
>>2412004aww shit, this is a hard choice. on one hand we can go outside and eat whoever we want (with limits) but on the other hand we can stay and learn more spells.
>>2412034learning magic would make adventuring easier
>>2412031Going to have to agree with this. Only suggested changing it since it could lead to complications.
>>2412034Learning spells would be useful if we could actually learn them which at the moment we cannot.If anything we are gonna have to go out to get our upgrades.
>>2412031Well you don't have to do anything, it's just a personal choice if you feel like being who you feel/think you are, or if you actually want to go through the effort to reinvent who you are or become someone completely different.As for a week off though, certainly. They weren't even going to let you keep taking classes again until at least you got a better hang of yourself and were a more appropriate size. However the good news is, say after the funeral, they'll probably return your right to leave the menagerie at least. In the meantime if you want to meet the other strange beings around, that can certainly be arranged, you can just ask someone about that.Lastly for an investigation, well how do you want to go about that?>>2412034Just to clarify, given how much you've improved, progressed, and remembered about who "you" are, it stands to reason that eventually in recalling everything Sadie did that would include her magic skills. If you wanted to improve upon that, further study would be needed. But if you were fine with the level of magic she was at, then you could reach that on your own.In any case, Savatier gives great praise for your ability to cope with all these hardships and says how she would greatly support any rights you may seek. Durant will handle the funeral matters, while the arch mage just talks things over with you, finalizes staff decision on the matter. Based on what you've told them and what you want, he's sure he can get the headmistress to agree. Beyond that then, you're free to seek any of them if you need anything, any help, but otherwise they bid you well and have to leave to take care of all the new complications to your situation. You can at least thank them for everything, but Maribelle upon your leaving the room with them, rushes to you crying and throws her arms around you saying how sorry she is and not minding about sinking into your slime.>How do you proceed?
>>2412151Have a good long cry with Professor Maribelle and Dran while you make sure you don't accidentally hurt or drown her, then after we're all cried out, go off to our sleeping bowl and try to get some sleep. It's been a really shitty end to today, and we're exhausted.Tomorrow, try to cheer ourselves up by making plans to the magic spring, and request some books on slimes and fey creatures from Maribelle.
>>2412151>How do you proceed?Well first by doubly making sure corrosion is set to off.Then that >>2412176
>>2412151Attend to the funeral.Close of the Human Sadie chapter.Or any Sadie... whateverlastname chapter.From now on... Sadie Whateverwechoosenow.Because apparently choosing new first name is nogo.
Once we get to the point where we can split off a portion of us and just have it constantly study and send us that information we’ll be doing excellent.
>>2412151Basically with, with a touch of this>>2411751. We should check if part of the original sadie is with us.And begin our rapping career as Slim Sladie
>>2412031I would also like to explain the situation to Carter.I suppose that the best approach would be 'I am not her in the same way that I am. I share her thoughts and feelings, but Sadie, the real Sadie, is probably no longer here, if the staff is right. Still, my thought are real, so understand that for me I am not usurping her place, I AM her. So I suppose that you could think of me as her last statement of the world? What little remains alive of her? Or not, if you think that I don't deserve to carry on her name, then I understand and won't blame you. But know this first, I love you the same way that she would, because in a way, I am still Sadie, just another Sadie.'Do you think this is a good enough speech to tell the boyfriend the news?
>>2412190That would make for a better letter to him then speech. Particularly if we have a scene of us writing it out to him under candlelight before heading off to sleep.
>>2412181>Once we get to the point where we can split off a portion of us and just have it constantly study and send us that information we’ll be doing excellent.So our own way of cheating the system like Parallel Thought used by spider?
Question:I probably may have missed it during my read through but did we recover all of Sadie's memories? do we have the ability to recover all of sadie's memories at all?
>>2412211So we're a slime, so what?
>>2412190Any speech can be good with the right roll!>>2412213Not all of them no. Each time you improve, and the more you see/experience things from your life before, the more you recall and "become" more yourself.>>2412178>>2412176You share a pretty emotional time with Maribelle, and come to explain the truth to her. She hadn't known the full details but had some idea from what little the other staff members inferred."...and I think the hardest part is that I still feel the same way towards everyone, but of course they won't towards me.""Listen, we've only known each other for a few days and I can tell you're a wonderful person... well, better than before at least." Maribelle says, taking a slimy hand while you sit together, "They may not like what happened, and I would probably be upset as well. But if they can't come to like you for who you are, then it's their loss. Anyone would be lucky to have a friend like you, I know I am! Isn't that right, Dran?""I know I wouldn't want to be made of slime. Unless it tasted good."Maribelle is quite annoyed with his response, but you appreciate the sentiment anyway. And she does a wonder at making you feel a bit better. As her way of saying sorry, if there's anything you want from her she'll do her best to get it. Already you mentioned books and the like, and of course she'd love to accompany you to the magic spring. But if there's anything else you may want or need.Otherwise you can call it for the night. Or at least the others will need to sleep, you of course can do whatever you want.
>>2412227Let's just take a snooze, try to emotionally Center ourselves, and mentally for tomorrow. It's going to be a rough one.
>>2412227>Let's just emotionally center ourselves, and mentally prepare for tomorrow. It's going to be a rough one.
Also, I do sincerely think that it would be better for our emotional health if we distance ourselves from Sadie. It's going to be hard, and there will be some rough road. But I don't think we should try to continue in this way, especially when other people probably won't see us as Sadie.For some reason the name Sophiel sticks out to me.
>>2412227"Professor Mirabelle, I've got to find out how that blue slime got in the college, who might have put it there, and why they did that in the first place. If I have someone who'd be willing to kill me like that, then hearing that a Slime copy of Sadie exists that might relearn what she knew might make me a target. If it's some sort of attempt at sabotaging the college, then they might try again after this settles down. And if it's even just pure bad luck, I've got to find out, just to get some closure for me and my... Sadie's parents. Could you please help me?"Look up where the training dummy blue slime hid in was made and who made. Also look into where blue slimes could be found at, and what one would cost on the smuggling market.After that, let's try to sleep. It's been rough...
>>2412253then fuck the other people. They are our memories and for most intents and purposes we are Sadie even if we are not ¨that¨ person.
>>2412277That's pretty cognizant.
>>2412253At the point where you care to shed that identity entirely though, then why even bother with propriety? At that point you may as well just full on become some slime queen monster. Or not! Whatever you players thinks is for the best.Anyway just a heads up, I have to get dinner so will be out for a little bit but will continue when I get back. Will see how things go with revealing the truth and all!
>>2412277Normally you wouldn't think to ask her for anything given how kind and supportive she's been towards you. There is something however which has been bothering you, that you want to get to the bottom of but don't know how to. At least not on your own."Professor Mirabelle, I've got to find out how that blue slime got in the college, who might have put it there, and why they did that in the first place. If I have someone who'd be willing to kill me like that, then hearing that a Slime copy of Sadie exists that might relearn what she knew might make me a target. If it's some sort of attempt at sabotaging the college, then they might try again after this settles down. And if it's even just pure bad luck, I've got to find out, just to get some closure for me and my... Sadie's parents. Could you please help me?""O-Oh... well of course! I hadn't thought much on it, such a grim topic. But now that you mention it, I suppose it is rather strange, the uh... circumstances. I'm no investigator but if you have any ideas, I'll help however I can."Not the most pleasant note to end the night on, but it's a start towards having some fears put to rest. Otherwise, you can try to get some sleep, what little you can after such a harrowing evening. Plagued by strange and fearsome dreams, you awaken fairly early the next day, about the time when Dran does to feed some of the enclosure creatures in order to give Maribelle a morning to sleep in.>How do you proceed?
Help Dran and make some small talk I think, at least until Maribelle wakes up
>>2412604eat our food and then help dran.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>2412604Help Dran out with breakfast, then have our own breakfast (Hopefully actual food, and not slop. Maybe we can get a few memories out of it if we eat one of Sadie's favorites?).After that, read up on slimes, particularly blue ones, then try out our slime command powers on Blue.Also, rolling for memories of breakfast.
Unrelated question. What do we have in our inventory right now (as in what are we carrying within ourselves?
>>2412641Support roll.Also, what were our options to deal with the hunting god? Find the queen a better suitor or defeat him (in a challenge)?
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>2412641
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2412770Aaand forgot the roll. Here it is.
>>2412770I really don't get it. The hunting god wont hunt down the white stag because he was there when they arrive. So what is the problem now? that they are squatting there?
>>2412784He kills intruders. The simplest fix seems to be arrange some sort of token with the fairy queen to identify visitors.
>>2412770Well, the entire trip to the magic spring was to ask some of the naiads, dryads, or anyone else of fey origin who was there if they had any advice on dealing with KotH. Since they seem to be fey and all. We should try to bring over something nice for them...
>>2412800that really seems like the best and probably easiest answer.
>>2412641>>2412632>>2412779>77You help Dran out then for awhile, which is greatly appreciated. He has trouble operating and opening the doors, and you can't really hand out the food so together you manage, while talking about this and that. A little morbidly, you notice he steers you from one enclosure in particular, and at your asking says it's that other student resident in this place. More difficult for him, but he handles the feeding on his own.By the time you return from the rounds, you figure to wait for Maribelle any longer but Dran just punches at her door. Before long she's up and about, having let out the more agreeable creatures to traipse and fly about the place while you all have breakfast together. A real breakfast. You feel a little bad not being able to use any utensils though, for as nice a meal as she makes; and a nice meal for sure, strangely it even brings up memories of... home. From when "you" were younger and living with family."You like it? It's a recipe from your country, I figured to make something special for you."What a lovely thought, and a nice time had. But there's no time to waste, you're waiting for a funeral to happen after which you're free to leave this place again. In the meantime you can ask for those books and whatnot. Maribelle has two classes to teach today, but in her spare time she'll see what she can do for you. However, what do you plan to do when Carter or friends inevitably show up?>>2412711On/in you? Nothing, unless you choose to specify otherwise. I imagine although the crown is a prized thing, like your other magic items you don't just go around like a slime bedecked in jewelry. Same with clothes, at least while you're here in the menagerie, no real need for clothes to slow you down while dealing with basilisks and the like.
>>2412847>However, what do you plan to do when Carter or friends inevitably show up?Try to hide from them until the funeral ends by being far enough away for them not to notice us. While telling them about how we're not the original Sadie in a slime body was the right thing to do, we're still afraid of them hating us. If they find us, we'll slurmp away as fast as we can slurmp.
>>2412890How do you expect the funeral to go over if you avoid them though? Are you planning on Durant just randomly delivering the news that Sadie died and is getting a funeral?Or are you keeping the whole thing hidden from him/them?
>>2412847Tell them the truth and attend the funeral.
>>2412940>Tell them the truth and attend the funeral.This, let's get this over with. No more hiding.We still care about everybody but we'll understand if the same isn't true for them of us.
>>2412950>>2412940>>2412890Very well then, make a roll for the attempt, and maybe describe how you want to break the news/what you say. I know some earlier posts already adressed it, so just clarify what you're going with. And the roll of course.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>2412956I'm not sure, but it should involve us crying.
>>2412959Slimy tears of sadness.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>2412925I was under the impression that Durant had told them last night. My mistake.>>2412956Anyway, here's the roll...
>>2412962No, they said they were going to leave it up to you whether you told the truth or not, and up to you how you did it.
>>2412966>>2412956We begin telling them the truth and break down in tears halfway trough because we are still processing the fact that we are not who are we supposed to be and in reality we are a gestalt that probably shouldn't exist.
>>2412956Honesty, a lot of cry, and sincerity about we'll deal with things however they are.This is STILL kinda heavy.
>>2412956And for the hell of it a roll.
>>2412992>Purposely breaking down into tearsSounds a little manipulative. But I guess we have done far worse things.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>2413007dice+1d100 in the options field, go!
>>2413011I don't think we're doing it on purpose- at least, that's not what I intended with my vote. That's more a meta description for ease of understanding.
>>2412959>>2413012All these great rolls.. I don't think it's going to matter what we say they will sympathise with us. We could be making stag mating noises and they would break into tears.
>>2412956Let me try my hand for what to say..."I'm sorry to tell you this, and I know it'll be hard for you all to understand, but I am not the Sadie you once knew. Last night, some of the professors and Father Durant came to the conclusion that Sadie, your friend, her soul had moved on from here. What I am is, apparently, nothing more then a slime that somehow retains her memories, like a diary of who she once was. I... I'm sorry... it's hard for me to take, too...">(starts crying)
>>2413011i mean it(regardless of that 99). I doubt anybody could overcome such announcement in one day. Basically you were told that one of your parents died, but instead of them it was you. And you aren't you anymore.>>2413021Those should be the noises we make while crying
>>2413024Something like this, but I couldn't see her even getting to the 'I'm sorry'.
>>2413024Oo I like the diary analogy. We are some kind of goopy Tom riddle. That's awesome
>>2412959>>2413012>99The more time goes by, the more you realize and dread that before the funeral, people you know are going to stop by. Before that and after her first class though, just something of interest but Maribelle returns from an outing, bringing back both the books you requested and surprisingly the training dummy. Even now you can see the awful, damaged condition it is in, but it turns out to be nothing special. According to Maribelle, it's just one of the many training dummies they have here and was made within the academy as simple as tying some wood together and fastening on some cushioned sacks. How a slime got inside, she honestly has no idea, but it had to have been done... probably long after it was made and probably shortly before you came at odds with it. For that contest you were challenged to.But anyway, later on during her second class, finally the dreaded moment; Carter and another friend of yours, Josae arrives to visit. Things are pleasant enough at first as you may expect, they're happy to see you and all, but it's not hard for them to tell something is wrong. You ask for somewhere more private, and after much deliberation finally break the news."I'm sorry to tell you this, and I know it'll be hard for you all to understand, but I am not the Sadie you once knew. Last night, some of the professors and Father Durant came to the conclusion that Sadie, your friend, her soul had moved on from here. What I am is, apparently, nothing more then a slime that somehow retains her memories, like a diary of who she once was. I... I'm sorry... it's hard for me to take, too..."You can hardly make it through without sobbing big slimy tears. Josae tries to make you feel better at first, while Carter just remains silent. As you make it through the story though and she has time to process and let it sink in, Josae becomes understandably upset. She firmly asks some basic questions along the lines of some of the rumors you know have spread around, and as truthfully as you care to be with her, she becomes quite angry and is short with you before storming out. Even more upsetting, what horrible things she says about you.But in the end it's just you and Carter, as silent as he had been the whole time. You try to evoke some kind of reaction from him, but eventually he just asks one thing, plainly and simply."Do you remember how we met? How we first... how we ended up together?"You struggle to remember, all the stress and anguish in the moment clouding and straining your fractured mind. Surely, you could remember something as obviously important as these things? With a roll, of course...
>>2413024Come to think of it, aren't we pretty much Alex Mercer from prototype? Only that instead or a virus we are slime.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>2413067QMing tip, don't be afraid to elaborate on some scenes for dramatic effect, like Josae being pissed. I think that'd give this scene a lot more punch.Rolling for memories. Kinda sorta hope we don't get much.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>2413067Time to fuck up this roll
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>2413067Oh, jeez...
>>2413075>>2413078Looks like love wins this round. Praise be the dice gods.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>2413067But of course we know how you and the real Sophie met.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2413067Rolling.>She firmly asks some basic questions along the lines of some of the rumors you know have spread around, and as truthfully as you care to be with her, she becomes quite angry and is short with you before storming out.Not sure what this means? Did she accuse us based on the rumors without caring about our explanation, she didn't like our answers, or what?
>>2413078>tries to roll low on purpose>gets the best roll yet
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>2413067rolling!
>>2413093Such is the will of the dice
>>2413090Guess the only option left here is to put her on our eat list
>>2413067I don't mean to spoil the moment but given that the rolls have been made I have an unrelated question.As a slime our range of sensation is pretty limited especially regarding touch and taste. Is there any way we could improve those? You know be able to appreciate foreign delicacies, soft fabrics and other such pleasures?
>>2413075WHO CARES ABOUT JOSAEAlso mostly because of post size (text) limit.>>2413109Of course, it's just something you would improve.>>2413095>>2413090>>2413086>>2413080>>2413078>>2413075>85That's enough to remember, hastily and shakily but you can recall those memories. And what fond memories they are.>So, how did you and Carter meet? And how did you end up together? Any player can put forth a version(s) and whichever you like the best, may be the one.
>>2413108Let's not eat people who are not or have not tried to kill us. Not just on moral grounds either. Do ya want a whole gang of highly motivated and powerful murderhobos hunting us down?>>2413119So are we getting to choose what the "correct" memories are?
>>2413147Something like that, you rolled the 99 so I think it's fair if you want to put forth what the memory(s) was that you recalled.
>>2413119I don't think this was as good as it could have been, but what do you guys think?"It was at a wedding of a mutual friend of our families. I was 16 years old and was told that I would be meeting my father's friend from the war and his son, and I had dreamed of meeting you. I thought you'd be like a knight errant from one of my romance novellas. You had snuck some firewater liquor from the bar behind your mother's back and you tried to get a little too... close to me. I slapped you hard enough to leave a mark for the rest of the festival. Then a few hours into the feast, our parents introduced us to each other."
>>2413119It was in the school at dusk. We were training some spells for our next test and you were there training with your sword. Then you said that spells were easier because we only had to throw "magic dusts and say hokus-pokus" while people like you had to do the real fighting. Then we retaliated by making a very poor impression of a dumb swordsman with a broom that was lying there. And after making fools out of each other for some minutes we knew there was something that clicked between us, and the rest is history.
>>2413119"My memories are still fractured, though they're coming back slowly. Even so, of course i remember. We've been best friends since we were children, after all! Well, "we"...""We were neighbors, and our parents often babysat us for eachother, so naturally we grew to be close friends, given there weren't many children out in the countryside. The first time we met was just outside of town. I was gathering mushrooms for mother at the edge of the woods when a dire rat attacked me, and you, the new boy, came to my rescue with nothing but a big wooden stick. Someone you didn't even know. You were so cute, trying to act tough and not cry in front of a girl after getting bitten on the arm. We both got scolded, but i'll never forget what you did for me, even now."
>>2413160>>2413177Hmmm... perhaps a fusion of these two. We met at the wedding and became fast friends, but the episode at school is where we both realized that we had romantic feelings for each other and started dating.
>>2413205Ok partially scratch that, we first met due to >>2413203 instead of the wedding. Much better.
>>2413119QMs are allowed to make multiple posts when the scene requires it. Duh.Questdrone and Graves do it all the time.
>>2413160ok, i got it. The perfect love story and we only need to fuse our tales (unless more appear, which honestly would only make the tale better). Basically this >>2413208We were childhood friends, but then we got separated after the rat incident. My parents thought it was to risky to to raise me in the countryside, so we moved into the city and i lost track of you until a decade later when we met on the wedding of a mutual friend. I didn't recognized you that day, specially after your ...indecent act, and that made my surprise much sweeter when i discovered that the dumb, rude swordsman i was making fun of, was in reality my childhood friend.BOOM! Perfect love story
>>2413218I'm cool with this.
>>2413149Hello? Did you died?
>>2413298I wanted to give everyone a chance to put forward an idea for memories to use, but it looks like something of an agreement has been reached so I'll compile it to one response now.>>2413212Well I didn't think a second post was needed for specifically that part, but oh well.
I want something!Can we get someone to enchant some crystal dust with a light enchantment, like that crystal we first absorbed to see by?Add a toggle word to the enchantment so we can turn the light on and off, and we could absorb that dust into our slime, so we could glow and act as a light source whenever we want to, but also be able to keep it with us even if we need to squeeze under a door or something, and it won't be particularly visible when not in use like a big solid crystal would.
>>2413218>>2413203>>2413177>>2413205>>2413160Ah, right... that's it. You've known each other a long time. Only a small append, since you two are from different countries, but as (low) nobility who's to say he couldn't visit places, places where you lived even. Yes, although you haven't spent your whole lives together, you've been in and out frequently enough have a bond closer than friendship and stronger than most. You relate all this to him as best you can, between slimy sobs and struggling with your fractured mind, but you think you get the point across. At least you hope you do. Hope beyond hope, pray even, that he can view the situation in a better light than Josae."Hmph... well I can't say I understand any of this, but I don't care much either... I don't think. You remember that, you know that... you're Sadie to me."His answer is a long time coming, painful through his silence and look of deep contemplation and inner conflict. But in the end, it seems maybe he just confuses himself or reaches his own conclusion. Either way though, he appears to accept the situation. Or at least you, for who you are. Maybe you really are staying as "Sadie" then..."Oh Carte-""He-Hey, careful hon! I know what I said, but don't drown me now. You'll always be mine, but this is still a lot to take in... like, you've got a funeral tomorrow? Give me a chance to try and make sense of things, at least catch my head up to my heart."Immensely relieved, you practically absorb him entirely in a hug, though understandably this is all a huge amount for him to comprehend, almost as much as it was and is for you. At least he doesn't just abandon you like one friend already, and in trying to work through this, he wants to do it with you, wants to help all he can. In particular though he wants to know what you have in mind, if anything, planned for what comes next? Not just the funeral, and your other friends, family even, but how you're going to go about living here and all?>>2413352Or you could take it as an improvement!
>>2413368I think the next improvement we should make should be our viscosity, getting that balloon-like outer skin.If we do that, we should be able to much, much more easily hold a human shape, and it'll make physically interacting with us (hugs, kisses, even holding objects) infinitely easier. That, i think, is the biggest step we can make towards becoming more human again, at least right now.
>>2413368>mention to carter that, while they said the soul had definitely "moved on" from my body, they didn't quite mention where it had moved on to. it's possible that my soul resides within this body now, although that's still not certain.
>>2413372Another small append, because I believe it was a better idea of how the progression should go, but the next level of cohesion would be more like jello rather than a water balloon. The level above next, would be the balloon-like consistency.
>>2413368>"I want to work towards regaining my humanity, if only a bit. I've already worked to that end, but it's difficult. I want to be able to walk again, to be able to hold things again, to be able to... w-well, to be with you. I want to find some other way to improve myself than just eating bandits and kobolds. Anything else, really.">>2413379Then we should put two points into it.
>>2413381I'd actually like to seek help from the school towards this end.If we couldn't get support from a magical academy in this situation, that'd be ridiculous.I want to talk with professor Mirabelle about getting an audience with the headmaster and asking for special considerations given the circumstances, perhaps in exchange for some... non-dangerous studies on the college's behalf.After we talk with the school councilor, and get our feelings sorted.
>>2413393>>2413381Very well that's fair enough. We'll see how things continue with this, not to mention other folks, when we continue tomorrow.Thanks all for playing, sorry for some delays today, but obviously there were some pretty heavy/intense plot moments so I wanted to give people a chance to read and respond with their take/what they wanted more. Not so easy as just deciding to eat kobolds, this stuff was!
>>2413396Before you go, could you set a specific estimated time for when you're going to start?I'm not just watching this thread all day.Most QMs start a twitter we can follow and tweet that they're going to start in an hour or so before they pick up again.
>>2413399Usually I've been starting kind of late afternoon, like around 3-5 EST, and run till whenever. As for notifications, I figured to set up a discord for that.If people really wanted though I could try a twitter maybe.
>>2413400Plenty of people avoid discord like the plague, me included, so that'd be nice.
>>2413372Sadie's still got no sense of touch so yeah some mix of Consistency, Self Image and Sensory should get her most of the way there.
>>2413368Living?Weeell, for starters, reapplying next semester. We clearly don't have the knowledge we'd need to do our exams.So... venturing out.We should keep in contact with the academy all the while.Yeti enclosure a real portal. Could we use that?Of course keep up with menagerie. Could always help out there.But we need to eat people to become more us again. Whoever us is.
>>2413416We may be better off working for the school rather than studying at it, though i suppose we could do both.I think it's best if we just live at the school from now on, since i doubt most societies would be terribly accepting.It'd be nice to end up a teacher here one day, wouldn't it?Maybe as a beast tamer.I doubt a slime really has a lifespan, so as long as we don't get killed, we could be quite the permanent fixture at this school.
Imo we need to level up most of our Interpersonal skills to lvl5 to finally be mostly human (and lvl10 if we want to be fully human minus the whole "still made of slime" thing). So we need bodies, and lot of them.I support staying as student but we need to help people around with stuff and come with our own things we can do - like a healing slime, because I doubt we are getting any corpses from academy in foreseeable future. But if somebody complaons that i.e. our healing is not good enough, just offer we can make it better for few corpses (in a more diplomatic way ofc). Anf if they agree, nom and be happy.Or just say outright we may be able to deal with most troublemakers for good. With proper planning and perfect preparation we are quite deadly because nobody expects our abilities. (Sidenote - if we can develop some of our death dealing abilities in secret, like corrosion or toxicity close to touch-and-die level, we have quite a secret weapon at our disposal. With speed upgrades and some basic camouflage, we may even go out and do some serious hunting on our own)Also I was thinking we may try and turn our slimy blob into snake tail and become magical slimy snake girl now and then. It would certainly look better than slime girl and her puddle that follows her around, and it may help with our locomotion a bit too. And we would acquire them sneak moves.
>>2413460Not a bad idea, but I bet we would need to spend a point into shape shifting,self image or mimic.Also>Snek
Okay, so I binge ate the two threads and it is likely i skipped some things as I went straight to OP's posts. Wouldn't it be enough to improve her state to assimilate elements with high levels of magic? I mean, eating brains doesn't make Sadie any smarter or trigger growth stages but eating magic users somehows causes her to regain more aspects of the past and evolve other traits.
>>2413514Even if it would potentially work, as dangerous as it is, leveling up categories doesn't do anything if we can't actually buy the upgrades in them, which is via sapient corpses.This is why I keep stressing that while being more human is all fine and dandy it wouldn't do anything for actually getting ourselves more bodies, since the likeliest source is us actually hunting them.I'd say we ought to postpone any long term peaceful plans in order to actually hunt whatever people won't miss and get some actual upgrades going for our combat abilities.
>>2413519I dunno man, that kinda sounds like the law VS chaos and variations gauges of morality, but this time being about if she is more Sadie or more the slime monster she is now. I assume that for pro-humanity side people OP might cook up a less extreme method to level up but that ultimately the best way to level up is still eating corpses, which is the easiest way but also defines Sadie as being just a slime with intelligence that tries to justify murder under the pretext that nobody will miss those people to cater to her slime monster cravings.I mean, sure, more power and traits better, but that kinda goes against the whole trying to become more human-like as that would make her embrace her slime monster nature and grow distant from the humanity that she might or might not have depending if she's just a memory copy or was the real Sadie all along. Ultimately it's pretty much humanity VS monster power, which I bet would take the story to rather different paths depending how she balances those things
>>2413526Whether we come to terms with trying to be more human or monster, at the end of the day only eating corpses actually advances us, be it looking more human or killing better.While being peaceful can end up giving us some upgrades it would most certainly be slower than us being proactive about it, once again whether we just go raid graveyards or actually hunt things.Ultimately what I want most about us is to get some actual survival skills, to be capable of defending ourselves not only against those that can't harm us, but also against those who can, as well as actually be self-reliant in case our death was actually planned or we somehow get kicked out of the academy.
>>2413549what if we find some religion that lets the corpses decay in the wild, and we offer them to pick clean the bodies in hours instead of them waiting for days?We also seem to have healing goo, which basically is the reverse of us consuming people. Maybe there is a way of achieving new levels using that technique?
>>2413606The healing goo was an upgrade we gained via unlocking slime traits and bought with an upgrade point, and from the description of it, at the moment atleast, is massively inefficient in terms of mass usage, so if anything its only for emergencies like Carter dying.As for whether we can raid graveyards legally or not, thats probably our best bet for peaceful upgrades for now, especially if we find the dead people from the raid.
>>2413638It is all about how we put it and then sell it to the audience. Healing slime has massive potential, so lets show it to people who may be interested in it and let them connect the dots themselves. We are either developing new abilities every time we eat a body or make them better, and we are doing it mostly consciously. Which means: slime girl + corpses = endless amount of powerfull healing stuff, and she is charging basically nothing for it. Or something more sinister, it is not like we will not attract shady characters if we offer higly toxic slime for example)Just raiding the graveyard will hurt us when somebody sees us. Also we lack digging skills and there wont be plenty of bodies in mortuary I think. Just roaming around in woods and preying on bandits and other lowly ready to eat mortals is probably better, because while everybody cares about their late aunt beeing devoured by slimy monstrosity just after her funeral, nobody really cares about bunch of kobolds for example. Or at least nobody important.We can also try to talk with Carter and that other guy who originally saved us in bucket, if there are any possibilities in body disposal market or if we can sell our abilities in any way.
>>2413694I agree that healing slime is important, though i probably have different prospects for it.If our slime had a strong healing effect on others, we could double as a school nurse.It'd also be nice if we made our slime taste good. My flavour vote would be strawberry nectar, both fitting and delicious.We can control the viscosity of our slime, right? So even if we're up to the point of having a rubbery outer skin, we should still be able to hold out a finger and drizzle some syrup-consistency slime into someone's mouth or onto their wounds before bandaging them up.If we want to move forward with our life, we need to make ourselves useful to the college, we need to have some sort of value as an employee. Taking care of the animals and students alike would be a great way to do that, and i have no doubt that we'll be popular with the boys at least.
>>2413986is this some kind of magical real thing?We only need to rub the wounds with our slime. There is no need for them to ingest it, unless the wound is internal>slime into someone's mouth or onto their wounds before bandaging them up.We could also bag part of us up, since we can separate ourselves and give commands to the separated blobs, that way we can heal multiple people at once(because they will be healing themselves), and we can focus on some other thing.>Taking care of the animals and students alike would be a great way to do that, and i have no doubt that we'll be popular with the boys at least.I'm pretty sure it will be fucking weird(at least for the first months), considering what we have become.
>>2414014>magical realFuck no, magical realms ruin quests. Slime can be eaten as food, anon. If it has potent healing properties, it can essentially act as a healing potion.>spawn miniature slimes and command them to stick to wound to heal themDamn fine idea>>2414014>it will be fucking weird considering what we've becomeThey might not admit it in public, but no college boy is going to dislike going to visit this nurse.The more defined we can hold our humanoid form, the more attractive we're going to become to nerdy-ass mages.
>>2414060>Fuck no, magical realms ruin queststhat's why i'm asking. Because the way how you wrote your text rose several red flags in my brain.>The more defined we can hold our humanoid form, the more attractive we're going to become to nerdy-ass mages.But first we need to find a way to shrink down or divide our consciousness into several bodies because it will be kind of unsettling to have a humanoid body that is attached to a car sized mass of slime
>>2414091I think the answer to that is simple.Split off our excess slime into a separate slime, which we then command to follow us around like a pet.Maybe even make it take the shape of a dog or something.
>>2413694Point out that we're not just eating that stuff for its own sake, we're doing it because it makes us more stable both physically and mentally, which helps us live more like a human.If you have a better idea on how to do that (like infusing us directly with mana) then we'd be more than willing to try it out.
>>2414107i personally think that the act of consuming the memories and experiences of the people we consume is what makes us better. The reason we can upgrade when we consume a magical person is because their innate magic works as a catalyst and allows us to evolve. The idea that i have right now is that we might be able to modify our healing goo to be able to read minds. At best we will be capable of gaining experience without consuming the body. At worst,..well, nothing would happen. And as for our need to consume magic people to advance...well, i have no idea.
>>2414107Yeah, it's probably worth mentioning all of this to miss mirabelle, but not to anyone else."eats people to become more human" isn't a very good tagline.Being infused with magic though, seems to do some interesting stuff. Makes us sparkly, improves our powers significantly if it was a magic user we ate.I'd personally be open to limited experimentation, something that didn't harm us. However, i might use that as leverage to get better treatment from the college, since they're probably interested in poking and prodding us as well.Nothing explicitly dangerous or extremely painful, that's my only caveat.
I doubt we can find that easily magic user corpses for the actually important evolution and perks outside the standard slime evolution acquired just from eating, so could magical trinkets, stones and miscellaneous essence of mana imbued objects also help if dissolved into her body? Sadie could ask the mages to give her small magic imbued stuff to test waters plus biomass to fuel the neccesary changes.
>>2414155if eating people really is the only way we can get better, there are still options, like the bandits and orc raiders.Also, now that we can even dissolve bones, we'd make a good replacement for a crematorium. The college no doubt goes through some test subjects like that zombie we ate, which we can happily dispose of to improve ourselves.
>>2414171>>2414159Got a morbid idea. what about asking a wizard to clone himself and we eat the clone? It might cost us a lot of cash, but i'm pretty sure that someone would be interested in an experiment like that.
>>2414191that's...that's some shit a wizard would do, yes.And i bet it'd fucking work.
>>2414191If real cloning was possible, I bet they would've already tried cloning Sadie's original body and move her consciousness to it. Otherwise, temporal magic fueled clones tends to poof as soon they receive fatal damage. We don't even know if they can create homunculus bodies in first place, so I dunno if they can make physical clones
>>2414091>>2414099We can get a little extra storage space by making our hair longer and learning how to emulate clothes. To pull that off convincingly I think we need>Color x2>Opaque>ShapeshiftingOnce we have that, though, we should be able to learn how to impersonate other people.
>>2414207>>2414197either way we should try to at least discuss the idea with a wizard. If not from the facility, from somewhere else.
>>2414297there are so many more productive and likely things we could do. Volunteering for more kobold exterminations or that of other pest tier humanoids for example.
>>2414315well yeah, but searching for alternatives never hut. It could even open more paths to us.
We'd probably be best served by going adventuring at some point. It doesn't have to be right away. We should still see if its possible while here at the school to advance without consuming people. Via magic or whatever.Supporting those who want to be able to increase our density and thereby reduce our overall volume. Being the size of a van is a bit awkward, especially when inside a building.
I just want to say that school nurse would be cool. And nanoslimes.But lack of bodies is rather big no-no here (and we are not going to eat our patinents, obviously).
>>2414315I'm not sure that there's many magic-able lesser humanoids over there. Even between orcs who are intelligent high tier humanoids they weren't exactly swimming in magic users, so I dunno if pest-level humanoids like kobolds and goblins would have many magicians if at all and for increasing our mass pretty much anything would do the trick as we can digest a lot of things and not neccesary need fresh full bodies for it.Or if we abandon any pretext of having any trace of humanity, there's always slaughtering the faeries and other faes and magical beings.
>>2414614>there's always slaughtering the faeries and other faes and magical beings.attacking the fucking faes or any other magical being is a terrible idea. They can fight with magic and from a farther range than us. Its a terrible matchup.
>>2414635Not when you launch a surprise attack. Hell, that's pretty much how Sadie won most of her battles that she had no business winning at all under normal circumstances, through the element of surprise. Get the drop on the magical beings and all they can do is helplessly watch as they die.
>>2414658Surprise attack doesnt work to well agains multiple enemies, some of them always gwt away. And we learned the hard way that faeries can - and will - shrink us. Right now we are all about mass, speed (well, not really, we are still jogging), and surprise, but to be proper hunter we need also stealth, range and quick kill abilities (slimethrower and maxed toxicity comes to mind for example).
>>2414704Sadie has a killer streak of picking mutiple targets one by one as seen with pretty much all her major battles, and with how small faeries are and our newfound ability to eat bones, it would take mere minutes to digest each of them completely leaving no trace besides the easily disposable clothes. That's it, assuming we give the middle finger to morality and embrace our slime antics over trying to become more human like our past self, which I bet wasn't as murderous as slime Sadie is.
>>2414727This, people seem to be looking for a way to get at bodies without considering the fact that eating bodies is morally wrong, and doesn't help our image.If it was just kobolds then probably nobody would care, but you can't go after real people just because.fair game if they attack you
>>2414820Pretty much. If all we care about is about feeding and evolving, we are no better than monsters. An intelligent monster but a monster at the end.Besides, while Carter is OK with it out of love for her and some guys like Garret were fine with it because Sadie is like a pet project for people like him, I'm pretty sure all the other people would be a lot less sympatetic if they found out that she took a liking for killing and eating fresh corpses and would consider her a monster rather than a friend/copy of a friend who just happened to be a monster now. And even then they have a limit for it, as seen with how Carter wanted to be real sure than the orcs she was eating were the ones who wronged her and not random orcs she was eating because she's a hungry slime
>>2414820Where was it... Ah, there it is! >>2404532
Ok, going to resume here in a bit. Got a lot to catch up on!
>>2413393>>2413381So you discuss some ideas and plans you have with Carter, whom for the most part is in support. He worries though about your staying here and how others may take it, but of course there isn't a better place easily available where you could reach an understanding of what happened to you than here.He also dreads the funeral tomorrow and says he's not sure how he'll take it if anyone becomes hostile to you. Because he'd be willing to bet, friends like Josae will take offense to you being there. Suppose you'll just have to wait and see...In any case Carter again affirms his devotion, and that he's sure you can make it through this together. In support, he'll try and get the rest of your belongings from your room for you here, no point in them being left up there to collect dust.For awhile then you're left in the menagerie again to busy yourself, though Maribelle is off teaching classes for the day before long, bringing more for you to eat as well as asking if you have any further ideas about your accident, or any info learned about the books she brought?
>>2415241You know, that's a thought...If we're going to be staying down here in the menagerie, it'd be nice if we could spruce it up a bit, make it a bit more like home...It'd be cute if we could sleep inside a giant egg or something.Could also be nice to get our clothes waterproofed, even if we don't slime them up as much anymore...
>>2415241Well, let's ask Carter about the challenge we we're doing when the slime attacked us, and who challenged us to it. There might have been some form of animosity between Original Sadie and the challenger.Also, start reading into slimes, particularly blue ones. Where are they located, what is their life cycle like, what uses do they have or products can you make from one, and can they produce different colors of slime?
>>2415241As for the accident... well, it's clear from our time outside that slimes are rare in these parts.It's not likely that it was just a wild slime that for some reason decided to hang out in that bag, which contained no food whatsoever.We know from being a slime that most of what a wild slime would do is directly related to finding food, and that dummy wouldn't be attractive, meaning that likely it was placed there intentionally.Whether is was with the intent of attacking someone or not i can't say.It's entirely possible that someone was simply hiding it, like our friend hid us in the basement, and we were simply unfortunate.
>>2415241Read about slime evolution through assimiation of magical reagents, it is weird how you grow smarter, regain memories of old and obtain extra powers from eating magical stuff
>>2415266>>2415284You're not forced to stay down here forever. The staff just want to give it a little while for things to settle after the truth gets out. Also if you can prove yourself to be more personable and normal-sized. If those things are met then they'd be fine letting you back to your old room and go about as normal. This is just for the time being.As for clothes, well you took the appropriate ability, so you don't slime up textiles at all anymore.>>2415273>>2415295Carter wasn't present for the challenge or know much information about it, but he can try to find out. As for reading up on slimes, make a roll!
>>2415313Hmmm... well, that's nice and all, but i do like hanging out down here and being mirabelle's assistant.We could try going back to being a normal student, but we wouldn't fit in terribly well anymore even if we did.Probably be a lot of teasing and bullying, and we weren't a social butterfly to begin with anyways, so i think we're better off in the basement like the nerd we are.Besides, again, i want to be the school's beastmaster/nurse anyways, so it's not a bad place to live.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>2415313ROLL YOU SAY, YES?Anyhow, How is blue hanging up? Maybe our investigation might clear some things up. Or... something.I just wanna check on blue.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>2415313
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>2415333rollan
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>2415313Rolls
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>2415313Read books, be as gods.For getting normal sized we really ought to start experimenting with Schism/Slime Friend/Ringleader/Monarch today. If we can dump most of our slime in a spare body that'll just obediently sit and wait in the menagerie and we can reabsorb it, that's most issues solved.
>>2415333>we weren't a social butterfly to begin with
>>2415379Didn't you say in the first thread that we weren't terribly popular?Kind of a weirdo?
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>2415313
>>2415388Na. We had some people who dislike us, and aside from that we came from a well off family, so...We have good social competence. Or rather... Sadie had. Has? Had? I don't know.
>>2415336Blue slime is just being a slime and doing slime things. It doesn't have a mind so would seem content to just slime around all day sliming it up and being slimy. Maribelle feeds it enough to not diminish, but otherwise that's about it, it just became another resident of the menagerie.>>2415388Not popular with everyone, a queen bee always has enemies.>>2415336>>2415337>>2415362>84In your free time you can have perused through some of the books brought, obviously with a preference to slime information. Unfortunately it seems most you've asked are right in their limited knowledge about slimes, and how they're rare on the surface. There isn't a whole lot written about them, and things from the Underdark in general, and a lot of speculation. What you do find is that some slimes seem to take on properties of the environment around them, or whatever they absorb too much. Though only sometimes and only some slime types, you think your case is special because Blue slime didn't change after what happened with you, just the slimed portion of yourself changed. Supposedly some slimes can gain intelligence either through magic or eating things enough, or even (through speculation) from favor of some ancient and esoteric slime god. Though it also notes that on the very rare situation this happens, it's an emergent intelligence, basically the slime becoming sapient on its own. Not (and apparently never recorded) a case of taking on something else's intelligence or personality. Excluding the off case where some mad wizard or something, supplanted their mind into a slime for example in hopes of achieving immortality or something in a similar manner as a lich does with a phylactery.For just basics on blue slime physiology at least, you have to resort to an old bestiary. The general gist seems to be, they come from underground like all slimes but can dwell above ground in places like swamps. The life cycle is usually, they just eat and get big enough to split into two, and so on and so forth. They usually eat everything they come into contact with but if they meet other slime types they are at odds with (either can't dissolve the other) then they sometimes "mate" or mix traits, occasionally leading to new slime times and supposedly where all variations stem from. Some Underdark races use them for various purposes, but most find them unable to control or work with. Products that can come from them depend on the slime type, like an electric slime can make an electric gel for various use, or a mercury slime can be used to power an alchemic mechanism for example.
>>2415477Which means if we want to get healing slime, we should eat medicinal herbs regularly?I suppose that makes sense, it's kind of like mixing a potion with our body as the medium rather than a bottle of water.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>2415477Weeeell... interrestig. So uderground or swamps... that's where the assailant would have optained them.... well now we could go and help out further.Demon? Demon. Let's take care of that situation.
>>2415498BRING US!ALL!OF THE ALCOHOL!Ethanol is pretty helpful in sterilizing wounds.Our healing ability would be way better than eating herbs.Also, we'd have a neat party trick.
>>2415525Alcohol might sterilize wounds, but all it does is kill any exposed cells it comes into contact with, technically doing a tiny bit of damage to clean the wound.Why go for alcohol when you could go for straight up magical healing potion?
Rolled 70, 7 = 77 (2d100)>>2415477>some slimes can gain intelligenceWrite some notes down. If slimes can gain intelligence, does that mean they can gain sentience as well? Are there any sentient slimes out there that exist, ones with a personality and goals? See it there are any records of sentient slime people who might still be around.Also, read up on this mad wizard who tried to put himself into a slime. Did he succeed, and what did he do to try to get his personality to express itself after he was eaten?Rolling 2d100, first for list of sentient slime people, second for researching that mad wizard.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>2415477
>>2415538Because Booze, to be frank.Alot of shit you can do.It's a toxin, it's recreational, it's anti-septic...And we already have healing properties.NOw... Tell me... Tell me in my face... that alcoholic slime isn't fun.Also, ethanol smell.It's... it just smells nice.
>>2415580Well, disinfectant alcohol isn't the same as drinking alcohol.If you want something that isn't full of methanol, it's going to be expensive.Also, this is a school, and i don't think the teachers are going to approve of an eternally drunken slime that goes around getting everyone else drunk, too.
>>2415588Party Pooper!And it's not like in medieval times they had disinfectant alcohol. Just using high percentage will (have) suffice.And it has yet to be proven alcohol affects us!
>>2415588Would they be adding methanol to it in this setting though? I was getting a bit of a medieval fantasy vibe.
>>2415477>from favor of some ancient and esoteric slime godWe should investigate this god a little bit more. I feel we might gain something from him
>>2415629You're right, they could be adding far worse poisons to it.
>>2415588>Also, this is a school, and i don't think the teachers are going to approve of an eternally drunken slime that goes around getting everyone else drunk, too.implying the teachers wouldn't be the first to get drunk.
>>2415642Wizards don't get drunk!they get high as fuck on magic mushrooms
>>2415588>>2415628We should probably save living alcohol slime antics for our college's version of spring break.And for when we can make our slime not eat someone from the inside out.
>>2415650We can already make our slime ph neutral, no worries.
>>2415635Were they poisoning alcohol in medieval times though? Its only really done today to avoid taxes anyway.
>>2415669probably yeah, though not intentionally.
>>2415669Probably not honestly, but it's a magical setting rather than our own history, so who knows.
>>2415661>We can already make our slime ph neutral, no worries.My concern is that we're consciously keeping our ph levels low. If we separate ourselves into a smaller bit, that bit reverts into a normal feral slime and might go back to it's previous corrosion level.We might have to do a test on feeding a feeder animal a bit of us to see if we're safe to eat.
>>2415692No worries, we can control other slimes now as well, especially our own.Just command our slimes to stay ph neutral and they'll do so.
>>2415692If i recall correctly, we can order them things. so that is not an issue.
>>2415498>>2415525You're leaping a little too far to conclusions. The concept of slimes becoming like their environment or what they eat, is like a long term side effect. Like, if a red slime is living at a volcano, then maybe after many decades and tons of divisions, it might become a lava slime. Or if a blue slime is living in an icy place then the same, after many decades and tons of divisions, it might become an ice slime. You can't just binge drink fifty million gallons of alcohol and suddenly turn into an alcoholic slime.And even if you wanted to, you could just do the same, immediately, with an upgrade to yourself.>>2415634It's mostly just speculation, sort of a creation legend for how slimes came into existence.>>2415692When you separate slimes, they will have whatever properties you currently had at the time of separation. So if you were neutral and separated, then turned acidic and separated, the first slime would be neutral and the second acidic.
Oh, right, that reminds me.We should ask mirabelle about the magic jewellery we lifted off those orcs.Since they were raiding the college, the items might have been stolen from some of the people here, and if so we should return them.
>>2415700>When you separate slimes, they will have whatever properties you currently had at the time of separation. So if you were neutral and separated, then turned acidic and separated, the first slime would be neutral and the second acidic.Ah, that's good. Although I'm kind of curious, if we became an alcohol slime, does that mean we're permanently alcoholic, or is it more like we can become temporarily alcoholic?
>>2415539>>2415543As for rolling for more information, that was kind of what the first roll was for, you can't really glean much more information from these books at least. The ones Maribelle brought you, from the portion of the academy library which isn't restricted.A closer reading though of the information you have, intelligence here means the same thing as sentience. It's like when an object becomes intelligent, like a broom or a chair. Maybe it lacks a soul but in all other ways it's on the same level of intelligence (or could be, at least) as a person. There is mention of people who devolved into slimes but no mention if they are still around, though it stands to reason that if slimes can live forever more or less, then there could still be intelligent actual slimes around. Probably underground or hiding.For that wizard, it's most just a legendary example. From what the account says, he transplanted his mind to a slime, but gave into his new slime instincts and though he perhaps could have lived forever, he wasn't himself anymore.>>2415718It would be permanent unless you took the Trigger ability for that category. Same with like, taking on a flavor or color. If you have Trigger than you can switch back and forth.
>>2415700So do we help out with the demon now?
>>2415730If you'd like to, sure. Or whatever else help you'd care to do otherwise. It's just afternoon, Maribelle is getting back from lunch.>>2415714If you like you can hand over the trinkets, and she can both have them identified and possibly returned.
>>2415700>You can't just binge drink fifty million gallons of alcohol and suddenly turn into an alcoholic slime.What, you just decide that I'm drunk? You can't just decide I'm drunk. hik!
>>2415753I think handing over the trinkets would be best.Though of course, if it turns out they don't belong to anyone at the college, i'd like them back.As for what we should do now, i think this is as good a time as any to head over to the school councilor and get ourselves sorted out, so we should ask mirabelle if she needs to escort us, which she probably does.
>>2415763>>2415770Either demon or a councilor then, your choice.Also for the trinkets, you can roll to see what if any of your trinkets actually belong to other people.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>2415817HMM.DO TELL.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>2415817What if we stole them from ourselves???
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>2415817Councilor first, demoness second.
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Rolled 66 (1d100)>>2415817>>2415835>Councilor first, demoness second.Agreed with this.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>2415817Let's go see the councilor first.>inb4 the Demoness has a degree in psychology
>>2415817let's see a councilor.
>>2415848>We go out to stop the Demoness from corrupting poor fire elemental, fully prepared to consume her>We end up negotiating with the Demoness>Demoness ends up becoming the school's sex ed teacher
>>2415848>>2415844>>2415843>>2415838>>2415835>>2415822>>2415818>66Maribelle will take the trinkets then to one of the enchanting professors to see what's what, put up a lost and found and all that. She'll also, while out, request for someone to come and talk to you. Being that in these "modern" times, sciences such as psychology aren't even known yet, there aren't really concilors but there is both a resident priest and priestess (of different gods) and a foretelling, empath professor. Whichever of these you prefer to talk to, you can specify.
>>2415872Empath professor. I have the feeling that the religious types would treat Sadie's existence as some sort of heresy against the gods
>>2415872Empath teacher. I don't feel like talking to the guy who helped discover that we're a soulless goo abomination against their god would help.We'll meet up with the priestess later for our "Do you think slimes could have souls" questions later.
>>2415872empath for sure.
>>2415872Give the Empath a shot first.Might want to know a bit more about what gods the priest and priestess serve before doing anything with them.
>>2415872empath. We could also ask her about our mind and see if she can help us reconnect our lost pieces(or to see if the consciousness of the people we have devoured are somewhere inside us)
>>2415902You guys care to suggest? If they are neat enough, they could become deities.
>>2415945Frankly, I'm most interested in the slime god.
>>2415945the god of the things that get lost in odd places.or the god of alcohol. or the god of only finding one sock after doing your laundry (because the other sock went downstream without you noticing).
>>2415945Well, since you seem to mention the Underdark a lot, and that's a Dungeons and Dragons thing, how about looking at their pantheon of gods?
>>2415950Same.>>2415945Well, given that it's a wizard school, a god of magic seems reasonable.
>>2415950Needless to say, out of all possible gods that they could possibly be devotees to, the slime god isn't one.>>2415957If you don't like creativity, sure! I'd rather put forward gods than jump to print.
>>2415965maybe you could give us some guidelines to what a god could represent, you know, to get the gears turning and know what to think about.
>>2415965So is there a slime god? Can we pray to it?
>>2415965Ooze god? Cube god? Pudding god?Actually, a god of all cubes, from architectural motifs to salt crystals to gelatinous cubes would be pretty cool.
>>2415945Maybe conflicting gods of magic?>Having something a goddess of magic like Wee Jas would be cool. Anything's allowed as long as there is consent. Break that rule and you're fucked 6 ways to Sunday>Then the goody-goody magic god who only approves of certain types of magic. But typically forgives trespassers of their tennants if they're sincere.Dusty, the god of old, forgotten knowledgeI'm not very good at coming up with deities.
>>2415971A god could be of anything, it's just whether they would be a higher or lower god. So a god of like, salt shakers, would probably not have many followers and be a lower god, but a god nonetheless. A god of the harvest, would probably have many followers so be a higher god.Again, no one has to put forward an idea if you don't want. I'm just giving the chance if any players want, for some extra fun. If no one wants, then I can just put forward two.>>2415972Supposedly there is a slime god but you wouldn't know how to go about showing devotion to it.>>2415975All possible, sure.>>2415977Very nice!
>>2415981CUBE GOD CUBE GOD CUBE GOD
>>2415981All right, let me try one...Rhomal the Runecrafter, god of wizardry and rune magic, and craftmanship. Domains are Magic, Runes, Wisdom, and Study.
>>2415981Do we know any place to research gods? We should at least know about the Slime God and how to please it.
>>2415981ooh!God of lost objects!God of blaming other gods like when you say God dammit after hitting your pinkie against the tableGod of cleanliness!God of dirtiness!God of Bullshitting!God of arriving in time!
>>2415981>>2415998Ahquena, goddess of sorcery, illusion, and luck. Domains are Magic, Luck, Sorcerers*, and Illusory.*spellcasters who learn spells through instinct, not booklearning
>>2416003The library, or speaking with a theologist. However this supposed slime god is only rumored at best. Finding someone who knows about it, or some common source, would be quite difficult for sure.
>>2415728>For that wizard, it's most just a legendary example. From what the account says, he transplanted his mind to a slime,I wonder if the blue slime was brought in by someone who wanted to try succeeding where he failed. This is a magic academy after all.
>>2416043...Wait. What if the twist is that the real Sadie was doing that?Or she was trying to make her way into Lichdom.
>>2415988Kube god!? Ave nex alea
>>2416051that makes no sense. we would have done it in private, and not in the way we died.
>>2416051That would imply we actually sort of succeed.
>>2415981Asteria, goddess of bonds and oaths/pacts/contracts. Literally power of friendship in godly form that also dabbles into making serious business of promises and similar things that blesses those who honors their word and curses those who breaks them.
In the meantime while various gods come into being in the ether and are refined, you're eventually visited by Dama Popescu, the teacher for foretelling. A goblin woman, quite gifted in the art so afforded a lot of respect by the staff for her benefit to the academy. "Fates be, you're bigger in person. You really packed on the pounds with those tuskers. Well, what can I do for you my Dear?"The jingle of trinkets and jewelry customary to the roaming goblins peoples, well signals whenever she moves, but taking a seat she devotes her attention to you. Some magic you don't notice until after a bit, but already a tea set adorns the table and is preparing.>How do you proceed?
>>2416125"I know, it's a bit of an issue, but i'll shrink over time. I wanted your help with some... mental issues.""Obviously, slimes aren't supposed to be much more intelligent than insects, so being stuck in this body has left my mind a little scattered...""That, combined with learning of my true fate has left me... [tearing up intensifies] I-I just need a little emotional support right now, it's a lot to take in, and you seemed like the best person to turn to, that maybe you could help somehow."
>>2416125If our slimy hands can handle delicate things like teacups, share a nice cup of tea with her. Otherwise let's get into business, namely using her empath and foretelling powers to gaze into what we are and what could be our possible paths in life. I dunno about the other anons guiding her actions, but I for one would like to believe Sadie is the real deal and not a memory copy, so some guidance about it would be helpful
>>2416147For me, whether she's the real sadie or not depends on whether sadie's soul chose to inhabit the slime's body after her death.If not, she's a copy, but a significant one. Not enough to call her the original, but a version of sadie nonetheless.
>>2416125Sulk a bit.>"It's not my fault that slime biology makes me have to store a lot of mass just to remain sentient...">"Professor Popescu, do you think that a slime could have a soul? I mean, I know I'm just a copy of the real Sadie imposed on a slime, but do you think that I could have a copy of her soul, or just sort of grow on through experience?">"It's been difficult, telling my... Sadie's friends that the person who they knew as Sadie is gone. I still have her memories, but it's so hard trying to separate me from her. The anger from them doesn't help, either...
>>2416147>If our slimy hands can handle delicate things like teacups, share a nice cup of tea with her.we have two options, either use one slim tentacle to drink up the tea, or use one huge block to pick up the cup and move it towards ourselves.
>>2416161we should be able to manage holding a teacup, at least like a regular glass.maybe not daintily, but we can at least place it atop our cupped hand and steady it with the other without worrying about dropping it.
>>2416161>Move to go pick up the teacup.>Accidentally just completely envelop it.
>>2416153>>2416125Speaking about it, we should ask next time exactly what means having a soul. I assume that slimes due their nature as things that simply exist without purpose or goal are souless, so in the possible scenario or being just a mental copy of Sadie, what kind of repercussions would have not having a soul, namely the fact that in some beliefs, the souls are what enables emotions and feelings, yet slime Sadie is perfectly capable of feelings and emotions, which is several steps above merely being an intelligent version of a souless and unintelligent creature
>>2416178Hell, slimes don't really even have brains.That alone may be the best evidence yet that sadie's soul is actually in the slime's body, since she's capable of complex thought and emotion.Where could that come from if not the soul, in a body without a proper brain?It could explain why we still have our memories, which are slowly coming back, perhaps as we adjust and bind to this new body.We should mention these theories to miss popescu, i think.She may be able to help sort this out a bit.Seeing a priest later may also help, they may be able to determine whether a soul inhabits this body or not, even if they can't tell whether it's sadie's or the slime's.
Are we still making gods and goddesses?
>>2416188i don't see why we should stop....i just ran out of ideas.
>>2416185>>2416178>>2416177>>2416166>>2416161>>2416157>>2416147>>2416140You spend some time conversing with Popescu, whom insists on not being called professor, about things that have been bothering you. You're hoping of course for someone to lean on, at least emotionally. The conversation is rather disappointing though and even a little distressing."Of course it's hard for you, trying to convince yourself you're not a monster. But eating people, bodies or no? Come now dear, you can lie to everyone else but don't lie to yourself. I know your fate, and I think you do too. Honesty unburdens the heart you know, nothing wrong with accepting what you are dear, a monster. Why do you think others don't want to associate with you? Would you want to associate with you?""H-Hey, I'm not a monster! I don't believe in fate anyway, I can change and be whatever I want.""Of course dear... of course you aren't going to worsen, to attack, kill and consume people and become a mindless beast. A monster. Of course you aren't a threat to this academy and everyone in it... and more than that still"She seems pretty self-assured, and merely takes a long sip of tea. She would have recommended you do the same, but by absorbing it, well she can't read the leaves after your sliming the thing. Just another way she's not really helpful, as it turns out.Of course you can reject what she says, but she does have you there, about eating people. But you're a good person, right?>>2416188Sure if you like! I like all player creativity.
>>2416271Yeah, I just kinda stopped when everyone else did...I'll put out one or two more.Maletrici, The Eyes beyond the Veil, Goddess of Fate, Seers, and Arcane Summoning.Domains are Magic, Summoning, Arcane Sight, and Banishing.Luhor, The Flamehand, God of Forging, Metalcrafting, and Flame.Domains are Forging, Metal, Crafting, and Fire.
>>2416323"Maybe i was jumping to some conclusions about "empathy" when i heard you were an empath. I don't think this is particularly helping me feel better about my situation, and i don't think i like you very much. Thanks for coming anyways.">turn and leave"You can hate me if you want, but i want to regain my humanity, and i'll keep working to that end, no matter what you think, [b]professor.[/b]"
>>2416323Try another tea reading, but this time request a straw, so we can fit our slime in it and sort of drink it up without just glomming over it."I must admit, Madame Popescu, I was hoping for something a bit more reassuring... Is there no hope that I might be something more then what I've become?"
>>2416323>thank you, but we don't need such indirect insults.Show her the way out. See if there is a dryad or some neutral priest we can talk to.She is also the first in our "we are gonna eat you"list
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>2416323You've eaten bandits that tried to kill you, orcs that tried to kill you and kidnapped students (both groups of which you healed once combat was over), and kobalds that maribelle killed. What the fuck is she insulting you for? Everything you've done has been in self defence, or the defence of others. Plus she's a fucking goblin, who's she to talk about what is and isn't a monsterRolling to EAT HER FUCKING FACE. maybe.
>>2416323Wow, a goblin calling us a monster. Its ironic how little compassion the so called empath has..Let's go talk to one to the priestess. At least one of these religions teaches sympathy.
Wait, wait. I think I get it. Is she maybe intentionally pushing our buttons to see how much of a monster we really are?
We should leave a bunch of extra sticky slime on her somehow.During a handshake, anything. no acid, of course. just a nuisance.
>>2416346This sounds like a good a plan as any.
>>2416323Excuse ourselves and maybe see what the priest and priestess are doing
>>2416367Maybe something like this?>"I'm sorry. I came expecting help with these feelings, but I understand now that you aren't going to provide that. I'm sorry for taking up your time, professor."
>>2416323>"Well, thank you for repeating to me my fears regarding what my status in this world has become, but I was hoping for something much more comforting, or, failing that, helpful. I see that I might have made a mistake. Good day, Madame Popescu. I'm very sorry for wasting your time.">>2416358>Leaves office>Comes back 15 minutes later>Sits back down"I presume that this was some sort of test of self-reflection, Madame Popescu?"
>>2416323Get angry and emotional about it. You aren't even sure if you are a fake Sadie or the real one, but even if you were merely just using Sadie's memories and intelligence, you can't be faking those painful and weird feelings you go through and those feelings of peace and joy when you are with Carter. You are more than just a monster, maybe not human but close enough
>>2416376just leave it on>Thank you for your time professor.Maybe have our touch be slightly acidic, but i'm a vindictive asshole, so take that suggestion with a grain of salt. although it might make some sense considering what we have gone trough.
>>2416396>assaulting your professor, even a little bitYeah, brilliant idea, definitely not proving her right or anything.
>>2416323"Are you saying I don't have a choice? Well I'm destined to not be a very good monster if I stay like this. I'm stuck in between being a person and being a monster!"
>>2416323>>2416358"I get it. You're trying to see if I'll snap and lose my temper or control myself like a responsible... being, adult, whatever. It's working I'm a little angry.One of the first things I did was eat a dead body, not fun by the way, and suddenly more of my memories came back. That's the only thing I've found that brings back more memory and helps me better control myself.So yes, I've killed bandits, raiders and kobolds, all in the hopes of getting my humanity back. I suppose all it's really doing is proving the opposite."
>>2416420like i said; i'm a vindictive asshole, take my advice with a grain of salt.
Just to clarify, you are not in her office (you're not allowed to leave the menagerie yet) or anything, she came here to see you at Maribelle's asking. Though yeah if you want her to shove off she will.
>>2416471Politely ask her to leave, then once she leaves talk to maribelle to see if she's normally that irritating
>>2416471Nah, it's fine, just get angry, sad and a mess of slime and tears, because being blatantly called a monster who is nothing but a mockery of humanity really hits you badly.
>>2416471Seeing how invariably hostile in her words, I think asking her to go would be best. We asked for her because we thought she could help, not makes us feel worse.Also this >>2416494
>>2416494This. We must make the goblin feel bad for making us feel bad.
>>2416494>>2416580>>2416588Yup, guilt trip to the max