Fungeon Crawl is a cooperative Lego roleplaying game where you control a party of heroic adventurers seeking to explore the depths of the Tomb of the Entombed. You, the player, post commands for the party, along with “dice+1d6” in the options field. In turn, I will carry out your commands and post images and narration of what ensues.The previous adventures, Funtron and Emily Jones and the Quest for Playability can be found here, along with the first four rounds of Fungeon Crawl: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Fun%20with%20LegoThe fifth round of Fungeon Crawl can be found here: >>2534694Since the previous thread is still up, I’ll begin right where we left off.
>>2572851I have developed clairvoyance when it comes to guessing your update time.
STEVE: “This place again? How did I get here?”???: “I may be able to answer that.”
STEVE: “You—you’re Constance, aren’t you? The lich?”CONSTANCE: “Indeed.”
STEVE: “I don’t know why, but I expected somebody…”CONSTANCE: “…more undead?”STEVE: “Or at least with the same color scheme. And when did you stop speaking in Ancient Legalese?”CONSTANCE: “When did you start? It may be that our souls are communicating directly, eschewing the need for spoken language.”
STEVE: “Our souls? You mean—”
A memory returns to you out of the shadows.
STEVE: “The Entombed got me, didn’t it?”CONSTANCE: “I’m sorry.”STEVE: “Am I dead? Is this the promised Legoland?”CONSTANCE: “No, some life still clings to your body, but precious little. And as for myself, I suspect the shards of my phylactery retain traces of my essence, allowing me to manifest in this place with you. This is what you might call limbo.”STEVE: “Dang it, I was never very good at that game.”
STEVE: “Wait, if the Entombed took me out, what happened to the rest of the party? Are they okay? Are they still fighting?”
CONSTANCE: “If they yet fight, it will not be for long. The Entombed cannot be slain, and it is beyond their power to seal. I had hoped that you might be the ones to vanquish it; I am sorry to have placed such a burden upon you.”
STEVE: “What can we do now then?”CONSTANCE: “I don’t know. Wait, I suppose, though for what I cannot say. We may be waiting a while.”
STEVE: “What’s that?”
CONSTANCE: “It is a vision of what presently transpires in the world that we have left behind.”
STEVE: “My friends, they’re…”
CONSTANCE: “Losing, yes. Just as you and I lost.”
STEVE: “I can’t stand by and watch this! Constance, you’ve got to help me get back there and stop the Entombed!”
CONSTANCE: “And how do you propose to do that? The demon bested you once; if you return to face it once more, it will only best you again. It is over—we’ve failed, both of us.”
STEVE: “Not yet we haven’t! It’s not over until we’ve breathed our last!”CONSTANCE: “You do realize that I’ve been dead for over five hundred years?”STEVE: “But you didn’t let that stop you, did you?”CONSTANCE: “…No, I suppose not.”
AVA: “…you idiot, don’t die on me here. You’re the one with…”CONSTANCE: “I fear she will not succeed. It will be several minutes yet before the potions rouse you, by which time you will all have perished. Yet still she persists. Even now, at the end, she hopes.”
CONSTANCE: “Tell me, when you claimed the Arms of Truth, what was the final vision the statue showed you?”STEVE: “It showed me my friends, and the rest of our guild, and everyone we met here in the Tomb, except you weren’t there because we hadn’t actually met yet, but I’m sure that if we had, you’d definitely—“CONSTANCE: “And tell me, how much faith do you have in your friends? The Entombed feeds on lies, doubts, and anxieties—do you truly believe you can overcome it together?”
STEVE: “I do.”
CONSTANCE: “I think I now understand why the statue placed its faith in you."STEVE: "You do?"CONSTANCE: "Yes, and I shall place my faith in you as well.”
STEVE: “Whoa, what are you doing?”CONSTANCE: “The traces of my soul that still linger on the phylactery shards also contain traces of the wards and seals I set upon the Entombed. If I expend them all, there may be enough of my life force there to bring you back in time to save your friends!"
STEVE: “Wait, but what will happen to you?”
CONSTANCE: “I cannot say for certain, but after five hundred years…”
CONSTANCE: “…I think I’m ready to find out. Now go; your friends await you!”
CONSTANCE: "Godtspeed, adventurers."
CARMEN: “Z—za—zan... ugh, I really hope I’m pronouncing this right...”https://youtu.be/0ON8dcq-IiQ
Wow, that all came at you pretty fast.
You gather around the fallen figure of the Entombed, impaled upon the Lance of L—uh, the Spear of Radiance.STEVE: “Great work, everyone!”MALACRYTHE: “Yes, congratulations!”CARMEN: “So we actually killed it?”THE BRICK: [furrows brow]AVA: “Yeah, better not jinx it. I don’t trust any of these undying freaks to stay dead.”
THE ENTOMBED: ”No, nor shall I ever die. Stab me, seal me, strip me of my powers—none of that can truly end me. I am eternal. My domain is the frailty of your hearts. Someday, I shall return and—“
The Entombed's head plops onto the ground with an unpleasant squelch and finally shuts up.THE BRICK: [nods approvingly]AVA: “Much better. Now, anyone have any idea how we should deal with this thing?”What will you do?
>>2572960>*Applause*>"Congratulations!">Take out the spear>Warp the Entombed's body away with the Sigil.>Stab the spear into the head and leave it like thisLet's see you resurrect when you're in three pieces on two different planes, fucker.>Return to Epsilon city, find a wizard to restore the seals on the head>Immortalize the whole story in song so that the future generations know about the danger and how to deal with it.
>>2572960wrap that shit up in a plastic bag and teleport it to elf land, let them deal with it.then LOOT>>2572943Holy shit
CARMEN: "If we really want to make sure the Entombed can't resurrect itself, we should split up its body. I'm pretty sure that works on werewolves or something, so it might work here."MALACRYTHE: "Vampires, actually, but it would indeed be worth trying."CARMEN: "We can leave the head here, throw the legs somewhere else, and use the Sigil of Warping to dispose of the torso. I know Constance didn't want to unleash the Entombed on Elfland, but really, how much trouble could a torso cause?"STEVE: "Sounds good to me."AVA: "I'm in."THE BRICK: [thumbs up]CARMEN: "Great, then let's get to it!"
Very carefully so as not to touch it, you skewer the Entombed's head on the Spear of Radiance and stick it up on the altar. It glares down at you with its motionless, bloodshot eyes, but it seems powerless to move. Hopefully the Spear will keep it that way.
STEVE: "The head's taken care of; how's it going with the torso?"AVA: "When we get back to Funville, I'm going to need to buy a new rapier."
CARMEN: "Sigil's ready; hold it steady while I aim."AVA: "Just be careful not to blast me into Elfland."CARMEN: "I'm sure you'd do wonders for their economy. Now... By the power of the Sigil, I banish you to the Hylic Plane!"
And just like that, the Entombed's torso is gone from your plane. You hope it landed in a swamp or a pit of lava, but considering you sent it to Elfland, it's probably stuck up in a purple tree or something. Regardless, you're absolutely, one-hundred-percent certain that banishing it to Elfland will never cause any sort of trouble in the future at all.For you, anyway.
And with that taken care of, it's time that you attended to the issues that really matter, namely looting everything in arm's reach. After all, you may have just saved your whole plane, but what's the point if you there's no reward?What will you do next?—————————And that concludes both the final battle and tonight's installment of Fungeon Crawl! If there's anything you'd like to take care of while you're still in the Tomb of the Entombed, or things you wish to do after leaving it, please post them here and I will continue with those commands tomorrow. Thanks for playing!
>>2573034>Limiting ourselves to the arm's reachNo.We must loot everything that's not nailed down.Also feed the Entombed's legs to the dragon.
>>2573034Tell ogres to make fancy tombstone for Constance.
>>2572943This was great. I enjoyed everything.
>>2573034I must say though, the off-screen character of our victory was a bit disappointing.I wanted to see Steve go full shonen protagonist.
>>2573142>I wanted to see Steve go full shonen protagonist.Me too. I also wonder what's happening in Elfland now. With Evel Monster Torsos falling from sky and everything. Also, is sigil still working? Can we find a way to send digested by draagon legs of Entombed to Leg Slemt? Just to be extra safe.
Rub our success in the face of that cultists>>2573040The orcs on the 1st floor already have that on lock
>>2573142Watch the video again
>>2573314That was a great video, but more in the spirit of an opening, not a climactic battle.
>>2572943>riddle of the paused videoFUCKING LOLFuntron, I've played in all of your games, and this one was by far the most enjoyable. The jokes all landed, the banter made me feel like they were real characters with their own personalities, and most importantly your /lg/ memes were SPOT ON. The only thing I can complain about is that the final battle wasn't played out in the thread, but that video was 10/10 so it made up for it. I'm really glad you started running games. Thank you for all these great threads!
Also my favorite part was the Plant Leaves 4 x 3 of Creation
>>2574397I saw that too, I had to check for hidden content and i was not disappointed
>>2572943This is awesome. And I feel like an idiot, I guess my vocaroo didn't take into consideration the pauses
While you’re on the subject of rewards, it occurs to you that Croix and Rood never did give you your dues for killing the lich. Since they’re currently indisposed, you help yourself to all the change they have in their pockets instead. It adds up to more than the promised one hundred gold pieces, but you figure you deserve the bonus for doing such a thorough job ridding the dungeon of evil—Croix and Rood included.
Meanwhile, Malacrythe reassembles her skeleton squad with the newly reanimated lich as their captain. There don’t seem to be any traces of the lich’s soul remaining, so puppeting around her corpse is probably ethically okay, if terribly morbid.MALACRYTHE: “And I shall name you Eldistachia Anathemalion.”But something about that just doesn’t seem quite right.MALACRYTHE: “Or perhaps I’ll just stick with Constance.”
Finally, you stick the Entombed’s legs on the end of your rapier for future disposal and get ready to leave. It’s kind of creepy how they just flop around, but if your plan works out, you won’t have to put up with them for very long.
You stop to take one last look at the Entombed.MALACRYTHE: “One supposes that we should offer some profound parting words here.”CARMEN: “That does sound like the poetically satisfying thing to do.”MALACRYTHE: “If I may, I have some which I think would be particularly apt: ’When the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are all gone, the Entombed will—‘“AVA: “How about this? Good fucking riddance.”THE BRICK: [spits on ground]CARMEN: “I guess that works too.”
On your way back to Floor One, you stop by the ogres’ den to make sure that they’re doing all right and that Hermione hasn’t murdered them all or anything. Fortunately, it seems your fears were quite misplaced.
AVA: “Wow, what happened here?”ORION: “Artistic discourse.”CARMEN: “Did you win?”ORION: “The discourse isn’t about winning or losing; it’s about synthesizing points of view and coming to a new understanding.”MARS: “But yeah, we totally won.”
MARS: “So what have you all been up to?”
STEVE: “We just had a huge fight with a demon and the other cultists, and I had a near-death experience, and Carmen was singing something really catchy, except it was in Ninjago, and—“ORION: “How about you start from the beginning?”MALACRYTHE: “Yes, I would like to hear your recounting as well. I feel as though I blinked when Carmen reached the chorus and then the whole latter half of the battle blew right past me.”
STEVE:“Okay, so it turns out that the lich wasn’t actually the bad guy. She was just trying to stop the cultists from reviving this demon called the Undying One or sometimes also the Entombed, which was the real bad guy all along, and anyway it looked like this giant bird monster, and the cultists tricked us and killed the lich and then the bird demon broke out.”
STEVE:“So then we fought it for a while, and it was really intense and a bunch of tentacles were going everywhere, and then I got knocked out. But it was okay, because the lich, whose name was Constance, talked to me in limbo and she glowed really blue and sacrificed herself to revive me, and meanwhile I was out cold, some other stuff happened, like Rood’s head exploding? But I actually missed most of that because of being unconscious.”
STEVE: “And then I woke up when Carmen started singing, and after that, Malacrythe brought back Constance’s skeleton, I think?”MALACRYTHE: “Indeed I did!”
STEVE:“And then her skeleton cut off Croix’s head? Oh, and Croix was one of the chief cultists, but I don’t think you ever met her, but she was a lot like Hermione (the one you fought) except a lot calmer and more manipulative, so I guess not really that much like Hermione. But she’s dead now. You probably wouldn't have liked her.”
STEVE: “Anyway, then I felt the friendship magic in my shield and spear really start to kick in, and I jumped up really high and stabbed the bird and we won and all posed as a t—“CARMEN: “Boring!”
STEVE: “But that’s how it actually happened!”CARMEN: “No, no, no, let the real bard handle the storytelling.”
CARMEN:“So there we were, facing down the Entombed in its crypt of darkness. It stood there upon the alter leering down at us, its twin swords of shadow in hand.”STEVE: “Carmen, I’m pretty sure it didn’t have swords…”CARMEN: “I’m taking artistic license.”STEVE: “And what about Croix and Rood? They were there too.”CARMEN: “Who cares about them? It’s more dramatic this way.”
CARMEN:“With its terrible, ancient magic, the demon took flight and locked blades with Steve.”STEVE: “I didn’t have a sword either…”AVA: “Shhh, just shut up and listen.”
CARMEN:“They clashed like night and day, dying the very air crimson with the sunset of their fury. However, at his current power level, it seemed Steve was no match for the Entombed’s demonic might!”
’THE ENTOMBED’: ”Pathetic. Is that all the strength you can muster? You humans are weak; it will be my pleasure to scour your kind from the face of the earth.”
‘STEVE’: “Ha. You think that’s all I’ve got?”'THE ENTOMBED': ”What? You mean to say you’ve been holding back? Then show me your true power, boy!”
‘STEVE’: “If you insist.”
‘STEVE’: “Speed of Light Slash!"’THE ENTOMBED’: "Wha—how did he become so fast?"
‘STEVE’: “Surprised? That helmet was only there to help me contain my full power! Without its weight, I can move three times faster than I could before!”’THE ENTOMBED’: "Impossible!"
'THE ENTOMBED': "If that is so, then I have no choice but to use my ultimate attack! I’ll absorb power from all the doubts and lies in the world and turn it into an aura that will destroy all life on this plane! Behold, the absolute manifestation of darkness!"MALACRYTHE: “Ooh, Carmen, can I name this one?”CARMEN: “Sure, go ahead.”
’THE ENTOMBED’: "Final Absolution of the End: Overflowing Aura of Malice Incarnate! PERISH IN OBLIVION! RRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA—"
‘MALACRYTHE’: “Egads! The Entombed’s aura is too strong! If we stop it not, in but a few minutes it shall’st have consumed the world entire!”MALACRYTHE: “Hold on—I don’t really talk like that, do I?”‘AVA’: “Oh no! If everyone’s dead, there will be no one left for me to fleece!”‘THE BRICK’: “That cannot pass! We must stop it at all costs!”‘CARMEN’: “But how?”‘STEVE’: “With the power of our friendship! Quick, everyone, join souls with me!”
‘STEVE’: “Soul Gestalt Union! Allies of Truth, lend me your power! UNIVERSAL SYNTHESIS! HHHRRRRRRAAAAAAAA—“
>>2575435>STEVE: “Anyway, then I felt the friendship magic in my shield and spear really start to kick in, and I jumped up really high and stabbed the bird and we won and all posed as a t—“>>2575475>‘STEVE’: “With the power of our friendship! Quick, everyone, join souls with me!”Wait, friendship is magic?
‘THE ENTOMBED’: "—AAAAAAAAAAAA—"
‘THE ENTOMBED’: "—AAAAAAAAAAAAA—"
‘STEVE’: ”—AAAAAAAAAAAAA—“STEVE: “—aaand that’s enough of that!”
STEVE: “So, anyway, we won.”ORION: “Congratulations!”STEVE: “Thanks! Also, I was wondering if you could help us with something else. You guys are good at crafts, right? Would you be willing to make a small tombstone for Constance, the lich?”MARS: “You want to bury her?”MALACRYTHE: “Oh, no, I’m keeping her skeleton for my legion of the dead, but we can bury the shards of her phylactery.”STEVE: “I just feel like after everything she did and went through, she deserves some closure and recognition.”ORION: “That we can do for you. If she’s the one who’s been watching over us this whole time we’ve been living here, we owe it to her as well. Where would you like us to make the grave?”CARMEN: “How about among the trees in front of the Tomb?”MARS: “Consider it done, friends. Now, is there anything else we can help you with?”AVA: “Yeah, there is one thing.”
AVA: “How much for the rug?”
Shortly thereafter, having negotiated a fair price for the rug and left a notice for Troll, Troll, Troll & Troll to pick up your acquisition, you return to Pyradyne’s lair on Floor One. There’s one last piece of business you need to wrap up.MALACRYTHE: “Sit, Pyradyne! Good boy! Now, who would like a little snack?”PYRADYNE: [roars excitedly]
AVA: “Eat up!”
chompPyradyne downs the Entombed’s legs in a single bite. You actually have no idea what will happen to the legs now—will they be digested and eventually excreted, or will they just sit in Pyradyne’s stomach forever?—but either way, the Entombed is going to have a hell of a time getting them back.What will you do?
>>2575520Thats it man, the journey is over. The only thing left is for the end credits and to wait for news about season two
>>2574410That was my favorite part too. I felt like I bit off more than I could chew with the video, but I'm glad that it's been entertaining! If anyone's interested, I can post some of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it frames from that after the quest is complete, plus other production notes.
>>2575460I didn't expect THAT much shonen. You're a godt among men, QM.>>2575520>Sell the license to our story (with Carmen's ending) to artistic collectives. Remember to put accurate info on where all the parts of the Entombed have gone int othe story for the benefit of any heroes who might have to reseal him i the future.>Celebrate Steve's and Ava's wedding!
>Steve and Ava become the wizened but 'still-got-it' adventurers guild masters for Season 2: Sons of the Entombed.
Quick status report: Work has begun on the final update for this quest. It will consist of two parts, the first of which I hope to have ready tomorrow. The second half will require a handful of new builds, but could be ready later this weekend. I'll continue to take commands while I work on the ending, and will try to incorporate them as able. As ever, thank you for playing!
>>2575460>that tile destructionFriggin' amazing
>>2575917>>2575917>>2575903>Celebrate Steve's and Ava's wedding!>Steve and Ava become the wizened but 'still-got-it' adventurers guild masters for Season 2: Sons of the EntombedCountering both these prompts, ava and Steves future should be open ended and season 2 (if we get one) shouldn't be so far into the futur
>>2575985Since the Mr. Gold minifig is enchanted and can both judge musical talent and pronounce judgement out loud, and because it was in the room when Carmen told the story, we use its playback feature to play the embellished story back to Ken, which includes Carmen singing his song!Of course this probably means that Mars and Orion will want to accompany us back to the Wooden Duck.
>>2575985I was here for the first thread of this run, and I've popped in and out for the rest of the story but haven't stayed but I have to say, this ending was great. I am floored by the effort you put in OP.The Evangelion OP had me grinning like a loon the whole way through.
Once Pyradyne has settled down into his post-snack nap, you head down the main corridor and return to Floor One, Room One, where your quest first began. All is quiet in the dungeon now, save for your excited chatter as you pass through.
CARMEN: “…and the Bardic College offers night classes in Ninjago, so maybe I’ll try enrolling in one of those.”THE BRICK: [nods; turns to Malacrythe; drinking gesture]MALACRYTHE: “As it happens, I did pick up another bottle of raspberry cordial on our way out of Floor Three. Allow me to pour you a glass.”
AVA: “Steve, mind if I have a word with you?”STEVE: “Sure?”
STEVE: “So, what did you want to talk about?”AVA: “You never did apologize for that kiss back in the phylactery chamber. That was pretty rude of you, you know.”
STEVE: “Oh no, you’re right! I completely forgot!”AVA: “I figured. But that kiss—did you really mean it?”STEVE: “I did, but I know that’s no excuse. I’m sorry, Ava. That was really inconsiderate of me, and I shouldn’t have done that.”
AVA: “That’s right, you shouldn’t have.”
AVA: “Everyone knows you should let the rogue do the stealing—kisses included. Now don’t just stand there. You’re coming with me, right?”STEVE: “Oh, uh—right! Let's go!”
You reconvene outside the Tomb. With the cultists slain, your reward collected, the third remnant of the Entombed safely disposed of, and your map complete, you suppose that you can say you’ve successfully cleared this dungeon.
CARMEN: “Okay, everyone. I’m still nominally the party leader here, so I’m officially declaring this quest complete!”AVA: “Nice work, everyone.”THE BRICK: [applauds]STEVE: “Now let’s get back to Funville! I can’t wait to tell the rest of the guild about this!”
STEVE: “And Malacrythe, you should come with us!”CARMEN: “We’d love to have you in our guild. Are you interested?”
MALACRYTHE: “That’s very sweet of you, and I wish you all the best in your travels, but I’m afraid I can’t join you. After all, my training as a necromancer is yet incomplete, and someone needs to watch over the Tomb in the lich’s absence.”
AVA: “Makes sense; if there are other cultists out there, they might try to free the Entombed again.”STEVE: “Or the Entombed might regain enough power to break out on its own. Though I dunno how far it'd get as a head stuck to a pair of legs..."
MALACRYTHE: “Either way, we must be prepared. My first task as the new boss of the Tomb of the Entombed will be restoring the lich’s wards and protections to keep any ill-intentioned interlopers out. And after that, I think I shall take the story of our victory over the Entombed and write a book from it—strictly for the edification of future generations who may need to reseal the demon, of course.”CARMEN: “Right, of course!”
STEVE: “We’ll meet again, though, right?”MALACRYTHE: “I cannot imagine it will be very long before the instruction book of fate assembles our fellowship once more.”STEVE: “That’s a promise then! Good luck with your studies and the legion of the dead!”THE BRICK: [shakes hand]CARMEN: “Let's keep in touch! We'll be sure to write to you, assuming the postal service can deliver to dungeons.”
>>2578903aww :(>>2578869AWW :)
AVA: “It’s been fun. Take care, Malacrythe.”MALACRYTHE: “Actually, it’s—oh! I mean, yes, will do!”
MALACRYTHE: “Safe travels, my dear friends! Until we meet again!”And thus your adventure comes to a close.
Fungeon Crawl will conclude with a short epilogue later this coming week. A link will go up in the /lg/ and on Twitter (@LegSlemt) when the time comes. Thanks for playing!
>>2578937does that dudes beard come out of the back of his neck?
>>2578903I must say, Malacrythe's cape looks extremely comfy.
>>2572943Oh, THAT WAS THE SHEET MUSIC WE GOT FROM THE NINJA?
>>2579040That's just how elves who are absolutely not dwarves look.
>>2578885>holding handsD'awww>>2578937>Herme in the back by himself with social anxietyAwwww
In the realm of Elfland on the Hylic Plane…
ROSALYN: “…and it’ll take time; grieving always does. Don’t push yourself, Cronan. If you need anything, I’ll be here for you.”
CRONAN: “You don’t understand! I’ll never see her again! What exactly can you do about that? I feel so lost, Rosalyn...”
That god’s name is AbraxasSince their debut on the PwS scene, the underground art collective known as the Ogrelords has made waves with their bold reinterpretations of established conventions. This work by them defies the viewer’s expectation that a baseplate should have a clearly defined spatial orientation. Here, all directions are simultaneously up and down; left and right; forward and backward. Like the ancient deity Abraxas, this work generates contradiction through its very essence. Therefore…
THE BRICK: [snoooooooore]
BUTLER: “Package for you, sir.”
You rouse from your tropical slumber and take another sip of your finely aged grape juice before receiving the mail.THE BRICK: [nods; holds out glass]BUTLER: “Of course, sir; I’ll refill this straightaway.”
Ah, this really is the life. You were a little skeptical at first when Big Mo told you about this luxury timeshare he was selling, but you’d say this investment has paid off nicely. Sure beats getting slapped around by skeletons all day. When your time slot ends, maybe you’ll take another vacation before heading back to the daily level grind. You hear Morcia has some stunning sights in the early fall.
But first, you’d better see what you got in the mail. Who’s it from, anyway?
TO: Johan “The Brick” DouanesFROM: Malacrythe of Eristhenia, Sentinel of the Solemn Deep and Chronicler of the Eternal RequiemCONTENTS: A token of my undying gratitudePS: You really must let me give you a new nickname one of these days. How do you feel about “Johan, Bastion of the Baleful Silence”?
You’ll think about it. In the meantime, you sure hope she’s sent another bottle of her raspberry cordial.
Meanwhile in Funville, aboard the Destiny’s Bounty, the city’s premier Ninjago-style club…
CARMEN:“Fly me to the moonand let me play among the stars.Let me see what spring is likeon Jupiter and Mars.”
CARMEN:"In other words,hold my hand—in other words,darling, kiss me."
CARMEN:“Fill my heart with songand let me sing forevermore.You are all I long for,all I worship and adore.In other words,please be true—in other words,I love you.”
[raucous applause]CARMEN: “Thank you, thank you all! You've been wonderful! You're the best fans in the world!"
KEN: “That was sugoi, Carmen-chan!”CARMEN: “Thanks, Ken!”KEN: “Ken-san?”CARMEN: “Yeah, that’s not happening.”
KEN: “Tokoro de, the Ninjago Kurabu is having another meeting myouban (translator’s note: that means ‘tomorrow night’).”CARMEN: “Yes, I know; I’m taking classes, remember?”KEN: “Oh, right, right. So, do you think you might be able to bring that mahou no figurine again? You know, the one that talks? We’re all dying to hear how Akuma no Haka ends! Does Steve unlock his ultimate attack? How many more forms does the akuma have? It’s already gone through seventeen of them. The people want to know, Carmen-chan!”CARMEN: “You know, I’d love to, but I’ve got a gig booked tomorrow night at the Legere Legi Lectum.”
KEN: “Zannen desu ne. How about Suiyoubi, then? Pleaaaase?”CARMEN: “Oh, alright. For my darling fans, I think I can make it work.”
KEN: “Sou ieba, I almost forgot: the yuubinya came by while you were setting up, and he had a package for you.”CARMEN: “For me? Is it from the awards committee? Are they finally recognizing m—“
KEN: “It’s from Malacrythe the mahoutsukai.”CARMEN: “Oh, that’s exciting too!”
CARMEN: “Looks like she sent me a book. No label or title, though.”KEN: “Ki ni narimasu! What’s inside?”CARMEN: “With any luck, not The Legiend of the Chronocler. Now, let’s take a look.”
And over in Port Epsilon…
BIG MO: “—so if you don’t like what you get, We’ll Take It Back, No Questions Asked!”
KID: “And I can have my money back too?”
BIG MO: “No Way In H—”STEVE: [pointed look]BIG MO: “I mean, Your Money Back, And That’s An Avamart Guarantee!”KID: “Yay!”
BIG MO: “Sorry about that; got a little carried away there.”STEVE: “No worries. I just couldn’t bear to see the kid walk out of our shop unhappy. Anyway, is Ava around?”
BIG MO: “If you’re looking for the boss, she’s taking a break in her office. Busy day in the shop, but You Can’t Spell Business Without Busy!”STEVE: “I’m pretty sure there’s no ‘Y’ in ‘business’.”BIG MO: “Exactly! No Why! No How! No Questions Asked!”STEVE: “I’m not sure it's possible to argue with that.”
STEVE: “Ava, I’m back!”
AVA: “Welcome home.”smooch
STEVE: “Busy day, huh? How's the work on the expansion going?”
AVA: “Never mind that! What’s the box for?”STEVE: “Oh, this? The trolls handed it off to me earlier. They said it’s from Malacrythe. What do you reckon is ins—“
AVA: “Aha! It’s a book!”STEVE: “Ooh, open it!”
AVA: “The Saga of the Lustrous Lance: Sepulcher of Fabrication. By Malacrythe of blah blah something something Eternal Requiem.”STEVE: “Oh, I bet this is the book she said she was going write about us!”AVA: “You think? It looks awfully short for that, considering her…way with words.”
STEVE: “Book One of Seventeen: Doomtide.”
AVA: “Well, wanna start reading it together? It’s not like we had any big plans this evening.”STEVE: “Sounds good to me!”
First Prologue: The Crossroads of FateIt was a cold night, the moon obscured ‘neath a roiling sheet of clouds, a cavalcade of light bley awash in silver’d chrome.
Twixt the undulating foothills out beyond the city of Funville wove a serpentine path, the far and forgotten way into the most distant and derelict reaches of the wilderness.
It was on this night, along this very road, that four brave heroes came venturing, fate-bound for the crypt of yore known only as the Tomb of the Entombed.
MALACRYTHE: “…and so they all lived happily ever after. Or at least I should like to think we do, but I suppose there's only one way to properly find out."
MALACRYTHE: “Now then, what tale shall we tell next?”
And with that, Fungeon Crawl finally concludes. Running this game over the last few months and seeing the story unfold have been a pleasure, and once more, thank you for playing!
>>2589254Eh, those elves surely have a couple of brave heroes on hand, right?Right??>>2589257Kino>>2589270I'll ship this.>>2589288Dat wink>>2589327(-_-)7>>2589328Thanks for running! I had great fun.
>>2589328Thanks a lot! This is been REALLY fun, and the epilogue was really cool! I just can't wait for another story, nowAnd... You have no idea how happy I am with Ava & Steve ending. Did you plan their relationship in advance or it was a result of us plaing?
>>2589316>First PrologueThis is not how prologues work, Malacrythe!>>2589328Thank you for running!
>>2589327A perfect monument for Constance>>2589259I was wondering what you had planned when I saw this background in the /lg/>>2589254Nice wraparound Funtron. Emily Jones Comes to Funville when?This game has been a hundred kinds of fun. Thank you for running it!Technical question for you: what type of light(s) did you use for spotlighting?
I wish I had time to make a final fanart piece. Is a season 2 in the works or are you off to new and exciting prospects?
>>2589338Fortunately (?) for Elfland, they do have Emily Jones on hand. Her quest is the one I ran previously, and it's sort of a sequel to Fungeon Crawl in that regard. It can be found here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Emily%20Jones>>2589364Steve and Ava's relationship was the result of one anon's suggestion of the kiss back in Round 4. Up until that point, I hadn't planned for any romance in this quest, since the party composition was decided by vote, but I'm also happy it turned out that way. I've found that the most interesting developments in these quests occur spontaneously as a result of player decisions like that one.>>2589580I really appreciate the pieces you've made already! I don't have any plans for more Fungeon Crawl in the near future, as I'll be moving for grad school at the end of summer and won't have the time or the Lego to run anything major for at least two years. I'd like to revisit Fungeon Crawl someday, though, and I do intend to run another Elves quest or two this summer.
>>2589446That sunset backdrop was originally made for a classic Castle/Zelda-inspired quest that in the end I realized I'd never have the time to run. I'm glad I was able to use it here, but someday maybe I'll have a chance to run the other quest with it too.
>>2589446As for the spotlighting, I used a flashlight for those shots, and I usually also turned off all the other lights. First I held the flashlight close to the spotlit character so that everything else stayed as dark as possible, and then I set my phone camera to focus on the most illuminated spot, which caused it to darken the whole image to compensate. After that adjustment, the image looks like >>2591646; without it, it looks more like this.
>>2591646>2 yearsIll see you then my friend, If we are still here that is. Parting is such sweet sorrow
>>2591646Reading Emily Jones now. It's great.