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It was just a ordinary Wednesday evening for you. You'd gotten home from work, checked your mail and taken Atlas, your neighbor Sarah's overly energetic Chihuahua for a walk while she healed up from that ankle surgery.

All in all, your life has been more or less uneventful up until today. A stable, if boring job, a small apartment, a beat up nondescript car you fed a steady supply of oil into, an ex-girlfriend who you were seriously trying to rekindle things with. Your life has been an exercise in mundanity and normalcy.

Its almost funny that your death is entirely pointless.

Lying there, your limbs limp, your face smashed against the sidewalk, Atlas whining and licking your face, two bullet holes in your back spell the end of you. If it weren't almost funny you'd be irate and terrified of the impending darkness. You'd only had a moment when that grimy crackhead had stepped out of the alley behind you. He hasn't even asked for your wallet, simply firing some $5 pistol into your back and rummaging through your pockets.

The entirety of your life, all for the measly sum of seven dollars.

Now, as your body grows cold and the light finally fades from your eyes, you expect something, anything to appear. God? Angels? Laughing devils and a lake of brimstone? Valhalla?

What you don't expect is the blinking words, in bold green text, flashing before your eyes.

>LOADING SPAWN AREA

The words blink out in an instant, not even leaving a afterimage in your minds eye as it simply ceases to be. Replaced by the words is a sensation, a full body shudder that is replaced in turn by... By cold. Cold and dark. Cold dark and wet... Blegh. You're submerged in some sort of slimy goop in some dark place.

Your movement is constrained in every direction, some pliable yet firm barrier holding you back every way you try to move. Your lungs burn, you need air! You can't breathe this slime!

>Push out

>Push out

>Push out

>Other
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>>2665040
>>Push out
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>>2665040
>Other
Pushing is for faggots. PUNCH OUT!
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>>2665040
>Push out
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>>2665040
>Other
Push out.
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>>2665049
+1
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>>2665049
supporting.
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>Push out.

Your lungs burn, your head swims from lack of oxygen as you batter against the barrier, the leathery, slimy material feeling strange against your face as you push against it. You try to bring your arms up to claw or punch against it but they don't move. You can't even feel them!

Dear fucking god are you paralyzed??

Well crippled or not you aren't dying again! Pushing with your face, burying your nose into the material surrounding you, you strain as hard as you can, pushing against the opposite side of this goopy prison as you fight to be free of it.

*RIIIP*
*Splurt*

With a sudden wet tearing sound, you push through the pliable surface, landing in a limp heap in a puddle of sticky slime. You lay there, exhausted and grateful to be alive (again) while you take deep breathes, the almost nonexistent light barely better than the confines of... Whatever you were just in.

You make to push yourself to your feet and again lament the fact that your arms don't work. Resigning yourself to the hard way, you turn to look, expecting amputation, maiming, shattered bones or just limp, crippled limbs.

What you don't expect to see, your eyes adjusting to the gloom, are wet, dark green scales. The "prison" you had just emerged from was in fact a large leathery egg, a split in its side dribbling clearing yellow liquid.

This is, understandably concerning.

"What the fucking fuck?!"
You shout, flailing backwards in an awkward tumble, desperate to get away from whatever giant snake is surely right behind you.

What comes out of your mouth instead is
"Hissssss!! Ssss!!!"

>Panic!

>Panic!

>Okay okay calm down calm down

>Other
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>>2665082
>>Okay okay calm down calm down
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>>2665082
>Pic related. Its you
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>Any other votes before i call it?
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>>2665085
supported.
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>>2665082
>Other
Wiggle like a danger noodle
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>>2665124
>Wiggle like a danger noodle
WHILE calming down.
>>
>Remain calm

Okay okay deep breathes. You can do this... Oh god its moving again! What the fuck?! What the fuck? Its chasing you! Its chasing you! Every time you move a muscle that length of scales moves as well, mirroring your actions as you try to crawl away.
"Hisss!! Hissssss!!!!!!"

Wait...
"Hiss?"
You're a human. This is impossible...
"Hissss.....?"

It *is* you
"Ssssss!!!!!!"
You try to move your legs and the tail twitches, curling back and forth as you experimentally wriggle your body. Every move you make, the slender, slime coated body responds in kind. Attempting to move your legs wriggle you forward, turning your neck provides dizzying bursts of disorientation as more than half your body swings wildly about. Frantic hisses pour from your mouth as you attempt to regain control of your noodley body. To the outside observer, you must resemble a epileptic strand of pasta as you flail about wildly, rolling and twisting, battering yourself against rocks and detritus as you attempt to gain control.

God damnit!
"Hisss!"

Quit!
"SSSS!"

StoooOoooop!!
"HisssSsssSss!!!"

Finally, FINALLY, you come to a stop, resting against the slumped and empty remains of a pair of eggs similar to the one you emerged from. Taking a moment to regain your breathe, you do your best to close your eyes and think. You can't be a snake! You can't be! This is impossible! You must be hallucinating or have severe brain damage or something. This must be some kind of coma-dream right?! You've heard of people living entire lives while in a coma. Theres a chance that you could wake up if thats the case right?!

But... You'd rather this was not a "die in the dream, die for real" deal and so youd really rather get your bearings on your situation first.

>Look around. Whats around you?

>Take a moment, get yourself calmed down.

>There's a wierd tickle in the back of your mind.

>Other
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>>2665134
>Look around. Whats around you?
So is >>2665089 to scale or are we larger than that?
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>>2665136
This.
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>>2665134
>>There's a wierd tickle in the back of your mind.
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>>2665134
>There's a wierd tickle in the back of your mind.
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>>2665134
>There's a weird tickle in the back of your mind
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>>2665143
>>2665142

Supporting
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>>2665147
>tickle me snek.
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>Staticky headache

As you instinctively curl into a ball, pressing yourself against the empty eggs of what you assume to be siblings, you can't help but take notice of the strange sensation in the back of your mind. Like a static shock, the pins and needles of a numb limb (you're already missing those) and a headache.

Great, on top of being shot, dying, being turned into a snake and almost suffocating, you're hungover as well it seems.
"Sssssss"

You focus on the ache, trying to discern the source of the aggravation when the feeling seems to expand, swelling outward to encompass your mind so quickly you can't even react. Your vision goes dark, your limbs go limp and flashing text pops up in your minds eye.

>Spawn achieved!
>Level Up! +10 skill points!
>Level 1 Serpent
>10HP
>Trait: None

>Select Trait

>Massive

>Venomous

>Iron Scale

>Mystical
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>>2665159
>Mystical
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>>2665159
>>Iron Scale
Survival is first priority.
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>>2665082
>*RIIIP*
>*Splurt*
Brap?
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>>2665159
This is a one time choice. Trait will determine what abilities are available to you for the rest of the quest. Choose wisely
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>>2665159
>>Venomous
don't tread on me.
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>>2665136
You're just over six inches long and as big around as someone's pinky at your thickest
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>>2665172
In that case, switch mine >>2665170
to >>2665162
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>>2665174
This, no steppy.
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>>2665159
>Mystical
We're getting wings someday and nobody will stop me
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>Mystical

You mentally *click* on the pulsing, faintly blue text of MYSTICAL. All the other text fades away slowly, the selected choice glowing brighter and moving to the top of your minds eye.

>MYSTICAL: Monsters with this trait are exceedingly rare. Able to tap into the Mana that wells up from the depths of the dungeon, these beasts are adept spell users, with an innate resistance to magic.

>Skill points:10

>Select spell trees to Unlock:

>Flame: 5pnts

>Water:5pnts

>Earth:5pnts

>Healing:5pnts

>Mind:100pnts

>Soul:1000pnts
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>>2665196
>>Earth:5pnts
>
>>Healing:5pnts
We're surrounded by earth, and healing is always a good choice.
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>>2665196
>Healing
>Water
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>>2665196
Earth and healing.
DANGER NOODLE USED BURROW!
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>>2665196
>healing
>earth
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>>2665196
>Flame: 5pnts
>Healing: 5pnts
>>2665175
Oof, that's pretty small. Our diet is going to consist on whatever small critters we can get our fangs on.
Also>>2665159
>Your limbs go limp
>Limbs
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>>2665196
>Flame: 5pnts
>Healing:5pnts

What is this!??
Fet your butt back into warlord
But also this seems fun
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>>2665196
>Flame: 5pnts
>Healing:5pnts
get some cleansing light up in here
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>>2665040
That was possibly the most depressing start to a quest I've ever seen.
>>
You quickly select EARTH and HEALING, the two options flashing and moving up to the top of your internal menu as the other choices fade away. You feel a faint *tug* on your insides as your skill point count ticks downward to zero.

>EARTH MAGIC: Earth Magic is a school of magic specialized towards the use and manipulation of stone, soil, clay and sand. Advanced practitioners can even use this ability to manipulate metals if they posses the fortitude. Practitioners of this study can erect walls and barriers, mold stone like clay and even hurl sharp stones or send forth a jet of abrasive sand, grinding flesh from their foes bones.

>HEALING MAGIC: The study of the restoration of damaged flesh, healing all injuries that one may come across. Physical wounds, magical burns, poisons, toxins, all injuries can be healed with sufficient strength and skill, barring fatal blows. The dead cannot be helped.

>Gained Spells:
>Manipulate Earth tier I: mold stone like soft clay, forming it into shape. 10 mana per use
>Sandblast I: Send out a jet of high speed particles of sand, blinding and abrading the flesh of your foes. 3 mana per use. 1d6 damage.
>Minor heal I: heal a lesser wound, stave off the effects of poison illness. 4 mana per use, +3HP

With that done, the menu slowly fades away, life coming back into your noodley body as your vision returns. You don't think you were out very long but you'd rather not stay here in this spot longer than you'd have to. A final scroll of text ticks across your field of view, overlaid over your vision

>Mystical Serpent
>Level 1
>10/10HP
>20 Mana +3 regen
>0 Skill points
>Spells:
>Earth Manipulation I
>Sandblast I
>Minor Heal I

>What do?
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>>2665196
>Flame
>Healing
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>>2665233
>>What do?
Look for food.
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>>2665233
Go see if the egg shells are edible
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>>2665233
>What do?
Aquire sustenance, avoid getting ganked fresh out of spawn
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>>2665237
>>2665240
These, the remains of the egg might be nutritious, after that we should seek for something our own size.
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>>2665233
check our surroundings, we need to kill our siblings, eat them and absorb their powers
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>>2665240
supporting
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>>2665233
Use Earth magic to make ourselves a burrow, snakes don't usually need to eat until their first molding anyways
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>>2665233
Use Earth Manipulation to make a cozy little burrow in the stone we can retreat into in case of danger.
>>
>Attempt to eat eggshells
>Writing
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>>2665250
How can we boost our charism
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Your tiny snake belly rumbles, the desire for food suddenly running rampant through you. Your tongue flicks out, tasting the air instinctually as you look around. You might be in a face but surely you could hope for a burger joint or something right?

Shit.
"Ssss"

What the fuck do baby snakes eat?!

Suddenly a tiny voice in the back of your mind urges you on, urges you toward the eggshell you had just emerged from. Leaking fluid and looking like a leathery grey rock, its not exactly appetizing but that voice in your head is insistent and you ARE hungry. Hissing in more than a little disgust at yourself, you obey the call of this voice, who you're calling [INSTINCT] for now and extend your neck, opening your jaws just enough to grip onto the edge of the rip in the eggshell.

Here goes nothing
"Sssssssss"

Tugging and worrying the eggshell with your miniscule teeth, you manage to rip off a small piece. Lacking the ability to chew, you need the advice of [INSTINCT]and choke it down, the leathery, slimy chunk sliding down your throat.

[INSTINCT] and your stomach are pleased by this.

Over the course of the next few minutes you rip off several more pieces of the eggshell, swallowing them whole, lapping up the fluid dripping from the rip in the shell with your forked tongue. Your human mind reels in more than a little revulsion but [INSTINCT] assures you all is well and good.

You're so engrossed in your meal, you almost miss the strange sound in the background.

*Crunch*
*Riiiip*
*Unidentifiable chewing*

>HIDE

>Investigate

>continue munch

>Other
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>>2665265
>>Investigate
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>>2665265
>Investigate
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>>2665265
>Investigate
eat siblings
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>>2665265
>Investigate
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>>2665265
>HIDE
Once it gets close we'll perform a snek attack
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>>2665265
HIDE
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>Detective Snek is on the job
>Writing
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>>2665265
Hide & observe
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>>2665265
>HIDE
Fuck no I don't wanna know what that is - it could be another snake ten times our size or something.
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>>2665274
>>2665275
>>2665277
>>2665279
NO
BALLS
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>>2665282
>inb4 we actually female nao
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>>2665284
If this quest actually genderbended our character, I'm out.
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>>2665286
To be honest I dont really see a point in QM specifying our gender.
We snek, thats it.
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>>2665286

a anon
threatening to leave
a thread
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>>2665265
We are a snake now, so what?
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>>2665292
We're male. OP post kinda verified that.
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>>2665296
we were male for one post before we respawned. I dont think it matters what gender we are due to that.

>>2665276
Also glad to see you again Cursed. I haven't seen you in a bit, that or I have been missing the threads not sure.
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>>2665320
I mean TECHNICALLY it has only been confirmed we had a ex-gf. And knowing /qst/ there is a decent chance we are just a gay grill.
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>>2665320
No magical realming please thanks
There is no reason for a male character to be randomly genderswapped in a lizard quest.
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>>2665327
I just noticed that. So point to you till op stats otherwise I think. Granted he might just flip a coin on that.
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>>2665327
How very progressive.
>>
*Crunch*
*slurp*
*munch*

What the shit?
"Hiss?"

Whats making that noise?
"Ssssssss?"

Your head pops up, a piece of eggshell hanging from your mouth. Your eyes scan the dark, being very nearly completely adjusted to the gloom. The sound is coming from somewhere nearby, the wet rips and crunches interrupted by a wierd clicking and tapping. You slither forward, over small rocks and detritus, along a long low smooth wall.

"HIDE"
Screams [INSTINCT] jabbing desperate fingers into your mind.

You slither on bravely, tongue flickering out to taste the air. A strange coppery smell is on the air, the scent of decay and wet earth, a sharp tang of some kind of dung and the stagnant scent of foul water.

*Rip*
*Crunch*
*Slurp*
*Taptaptap*

The fuck is that noise?
"SSSSS?"

"TURN BACK!!!!" screams [INSTINCT] grabbing you by your proverbial shoulders and shaking you.

Brushing the warnings of your snake-mind aside you slither on, coming around a bend in the long smooth wall, a slight increase of the ambient light revealing....

Oh...
"Ssss"

Oh shit
"Ssssss!"

That long low wall? With the smooth texture and slightly scales appearance? Curled protectively around the clutch of eggs you just emerged from?

Yeah, thats momma snake.

A near twenty foot long goliath of a serpent, coils of muscle and slabs of scaled flesh. Fangs like knives and a mouth big enough to swallow a man whole.

And She is most definitely dead.

*Rip*
*munchmunchmunch*
*slurp*

A gleaming carapace emerges from the far side of mama snakes head, flesh and scaled skin hanging from gnawing mandibles. Fangs, pincerlike and dripping venom that hisses on the stone, the giant centipedes scuttles farther into the hollow it has carved into Mama snakes skull, chewing out a nest for itself and its progeny in the corpse of her slain foe.

>REMAIN STILL

>HIDE

>BURROW

>SLITHER

>Other
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>>2665295
>So what

SO WHAT? DUAL DICKS THAT'S WHAT
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>SLITHER
Better part of valor, we can't stay here.
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>>2665346
Yeah nah fuck off.
Get the hell outta here, use our earth manipulation to sink with complete silence into the ground.
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>>2665346
>SLITHER
Nope right the fuck out of here. That thing isn't leaving the area anytime soon with all that food right there.
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>>2665358
>>2665346

So we burrow with magic instead of wibbleling wobbeling away
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>>2665346
>BURROW
megik bitsh
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>>2665346
Evacuate the fuck out of there as silently and fast as you can, use magic to burrow under ded mommas body if there is no other way out.
We cannot stay here, that is just not an option.
Dont let mommas sacrifice go to waste, get the fuck out of here, stay hidden, survive, grow and maybe plan a revenge in the far future.
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>>2665346
>>BURROW
>>
>Burrow away
>-10mana 10/20 mana remaining
>Roll me 1d20 pls. Bo3. DC10
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>2665372
Magikarp bless these dice.
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>2665372
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2665372
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>2665372
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2665372
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Oh fuck this.
"Ssss"

Fuck this so fucking hard
"SSSSS"

You turn tail (literally) and slither away as fast as you can. Headed in the opposite direction of the titanic corpse of Mama Snake and her multi-legged butcher. Hurrying is hard when you have no legs and are less than six inches long but you do your best, wriggling along with a surprising turn of speed. Your tongue flicks out hurriedly as you slither along, toward the faint increase in the ambient light.

*ClackClackClackClack*

Comes from behind you, the tapping of dozens of continuous legs on stone approaching as you wriggle away. Risking a glance, you immediately regret it as you take in a rather unpleasant sight.

Mama-pede is still busily digging into Mama Snakes skull, chewing happily, oblivious to your presence. However, Papa-Pede is hot on your trail and advancing quickly.

FUCK
"HISSSSS!!"

You can't hope to outrun him, youre just a tiny snake and he is a twelve foot long centipede. This is hopeless. Is this how you die (again)? You can't die like this!

With a rush of energy, the force coursing along your nerves, [INSTINCT] screaming at you, you blindly, wildly lash out with the flood of energy, the stone ahead of you at the base of a large rounded stone warping, softening like butter under a blowtorch. From solid stone appears a hollow in the rock, a small tunnel extending downwards at a sharp angle.

Snakes, especially tiny ones, Cant really leap but you do your best, flinging yourself forward just ahead of a pair of gnashing venom filled fangs that clack together futiley as you wriggle down into the small burrow.

What the fuck?!?
"SSSSSSS?!"

You almost got eaten by a fucking giant bug!!!
"HISSSSS!!!!"

WAIT
"HISS"

Did you just... Did you just fucking use magic?! This hollow wasn't here a second ago.... And then you willed it into existence? What the fuck is going on here...

Damn you're tired... Dying, being born, almost dying again, coming to terms with your existence as a tiny snake, gaining magical abilities and almost dying again is exhausting.

>Rest. Sleepy Snek.

>Try to expand your burrow. You're small but so is this space

>Fire a Sandblast out the entrance. Fuck off bug!

>Other
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>>2665404
>>Fire a Sandblast out the entrance. Fuck off bug!
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>>2665404
>Fire a Sandblast out the entrance. Fuck off bug!
Then sleepy snek time
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>>2665404
Rest. Sleepy Snek
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>>2665404
>Fire a Sandblast out the entrance. Fuck off bug!
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>>2665404
>Fire a Sandblast out the entrance. Fuck off bug!

Yeah! Lets aim at one of their fangs so we can recognize the scar later for Revengeance
>>
>Fire a Sandblast
>-3 mana 7/20
>roll me 1d20 pls. DC8
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>2665444
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>2665444
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>2665444
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>2665444
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>2665444
>
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>13! Sandblast hits Giant Centipede!
>Roll me 1d6 damage. First roll only
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Rolled 3 (1d6)

>>2665455
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Rolled 3 (1d6)

>>2665455
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Rolled 4 (1d6)

>>2665455
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>>2665346
You gotta cool it with the onomatopoeia my dude.
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>>2665346
Mommy no...
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>Giant Centipede takes 3 damage!
>47/50HP

Mandibles scrape and grind at stone as Papa-Pede attempts to gnaw his way into your burrow after you. Feelers whip and flail into the entrance of your hideout as the monstrous insect tries to dig you out. You press yourself against the far wall of the small, rounded hollow, baring your tiny fangs instinctually.

Fuck off bug!
"Hiss!"

Leave me alone!
"HIIISSSS"

Go away! I mean it!
"SSSSSSS!!!!"

FUCK OFF
*Shoooom*

That strange energy courses through you yet again, a roiling tide of power that fills every cell in your scaly body before flooding out of you. From the surface of the stone around you, a layer of dust and sand rises, swirling slightly as it gathers into a small nimbus of tiny particles, dust and grit.

"SSSSSS"
You hiss fiercely and lunge forward, the stream of a bearing particles shooting forwards at high speed. The walls of the tunnel are blasted smooth by the blast of magically powered grit, polished to a shine as the stream of particles shoots out of the narrow tunnel like a slug from a gun.

*SKREEEEE*
*ClackClackClackclackclackcla...*

The screech of startled pain and shock echoes down into your hidey hole, from the sound of it your tiny blaze of defiance caught that nasty bug right in the face!

>Get some rest (recover mana)

>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes

>Poke your head out and take a look

>Other
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>>2665480
>Get some rest (recover mana)
>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
>>
>>2665480
>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
>>
>>2665480
>>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
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>>2665480
>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
>Get some rest (recover some mana)
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>>2665480
>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
>Get some rest (recover some mana)
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>>2665480
>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
>Get some rest
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>>2665480
>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
>Poke your head out and take a look
Give him another spray to drive the point that he should fuck off. then sleep.
>>
>Rest
>Praise the Tiny Serpent Lord!

Yeah!!
"Hissss!!!!

Fuck you bugs!
"SSSSS!!"

You curl into a protective ball, your head bobbing with what is suspiciously close to pride. Your tongue flicks out smugly as you hiss in the direction of the tunnel mouth, daring the Centipede to return. You aren't sure if there's a God of tiny magical snakes but if there is, he is most definitely on your side!

You done off with the thoughts of blasting bugs in the face and a great serpent in the clouds, watching your back down here in this cave of nightmares.

>Hours pass
>Mana Restored! 20/20

The next morning...or evening, or afternoon for that matter, you wake, stretching as much as you can in your slightly cramped space. The darkness in your burrow is near absolute, only the faintest of light filtering in through the entrance of your hidey hole.

You're tiny stomach rumbles, protesting the meagre amount of food you had consumed yesterday. As meals go, even for tiny snakes, leathery egg shells and runny egg white are not the most nourishing.

>What do?
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>>2665519
Go look for food to eat. Maybe you can find some small insects to eat or the shells might be where you last left them.
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>>2665519
Look for food but keep our head on a proverbial swivel.
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>>2665519
>Carefully observe the surroundings of your burrow from the entrance, those centipedes might be close by
We better leave the first chance we get.
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>>2665519
Relocate somewhere far away from out moms carcass(and soon to be a centipede nesting grounds), look for food as you are on the move, pay attention to any danger.
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>>2665519
>>What do?
Search for food, and keep an eye out.
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>>2665519
Don't we have snek powers like heat vision? Use that to find food.
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>>2665542
>>2665519
Yeah. Away from... momma. Bambi?
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>Relocate
>Look for food

Feed the QM an additional 2d20. DC 6 and 8
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Rolled 3, 17 = 20 (2d20)

>>2665565
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Rolled 9, 12 = 21 (2d20)

>>2665565
>>
Rolled 3, 9 = 12 (2d20)

>>2665565
Time for double 1
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Rolled 1, 8 = 9 (2d10)

>>2665565
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Rolled 19, 2 = 21 (2d20)

>>2665565
Dices
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>>2665578
Thank goodness you’re late.
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>>2665480
>Get some rest (recover mana)
>offer thanks to the god of tiny snakes
>>
>9. Ready made home discovered!
>17. Food sources discovered

Deciding that Base Camp "HolyShitBUGS" is strategically untenable, you decide to move to more suitable acommadations. Somewhere where you CAN'T hear centipedes chewing bone and clicking to each other.

Poking your head out of the burrow, you do your best impression of a periscope, swiveling left and right, checking the terrain. Around the entrance to your burrow, scrapes and gouged in the rock are splattered with droplets of a thick, greenish white substance and chunks of clearish chitin. Seems your shot of dust was well received.

Just beyond the scope of your vision sits the titanic corpse of Mama Snake, currently being renovated into a nursery/pantry for hundreds of ravenous centi-babies.

With Mama and Papa-Pede busy, you make your move, bidding farewell to the corpse of Mama and to your first self-built home. Slithering madly, keeping to cover where possible, you keep your head on a proverbial swivel, your eyes looking out into the darkness for anything. Shelter, food, things that consider YOU food, anything.

The cave floor is dark and gloomy, damp and littered with detritus, bones, loose rocks and something that smells suspiciously like shit. You make a mental note to keep your tongue in your mouth and slither onwards. Faint chitterings and scrapes echo around you, the rustle of tiny clawed feet, the clicks of insects, the faint *whoosh* of... Bats.

Bats the size of fucking rottweilers.
"Ssssss!!"

You quickly slither into the first appreciably sized cranny you can find, a large flattish stone the size of a small car concealing a hollow in the stone easily big enough for you to rest in several times over. After subconsiously smoothing the floor out with a touch of earth manipulation, you curl up snugly, your eyes glittering through the crack in the stone.

A short distance away is a flat topped pillar of stone and mud, dozens of plump, glowing mushrooms sprouting from its sides. At its top is a strangely shaped pile of stone, squat and soggy looking. You don't remember much from culinary classes but those look a lot like the ones you used to get on your burgers, if you disregard the fact they glow so brightly their clusters supply most of the light in this cave.

On the off chance that eating those is not on the itinerary, you suppose you could choke down one of those fat, black shelled beetles running around. They seem to be the only thing smaller than you around here.

>Go for the Shrooms. Lets get trippy

>Go for the Beetles. Bug hunt

>Keep looking. There has to be another way!
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>>2665598
>>Go for the Beetles. Bug hunt
Don't get picky.
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>>2665598
>Go for the Shrooms. Lets get trippy
I hope those aren't dung beetles down there if the mushrooms don't work out.
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>>2665609
This.
Now watch the beetles be full of some hallucinogen and the mushrooms were fine all along.
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>>2665598
>Go for the Shrooms. Lets get trippy
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>>2665598
>Go for the Shrooms. Lets get trippy
Lets get the cleanest shrooms possible. Mabye they are magical.
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>>2665598
>Go for the Beetles. Bug hunt
I'm pretty sure snek aren't omnivorous
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>>2665620
typically, but we're a magic snek.
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>>2665598
>Bug hunt
Sneks tend to eat living things.
Never heard of one eating a mushroom.
Then again, we are not a normal snek, are we?
Lets stick to what has most probability of working and keeping us alive for now.
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>>2665598
>Go for the Beetles. Bug hunt
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>>2665620
For quest purposes, if its organic and can fit in your mouth, you can eat it
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>>2665642
can we try the mushrooms later?
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>>2665647
Yes you can
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>>2665598
>>Go for the Beetles. Bug hunt
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>Go for the beetles wins.

You nearly doze off as you watch the cave floor, the vast cavern ending on all sides in darkness, not in jagged walls. The ceiling extends so high you can barely make it out, spatter of saliva, scraps of meat and guano from the massive bats roosting among the ceiling fall like rain. And scooping up that foul rain?

Hordes of fat, slow beetles, their shiny black shells standing out like little moving pebbles as they swarm around the small islands of detritus like fat kids on a spilled ice cream truck.

Not exactly an appetizing meal but they at least don't look poisonous.

With shrieks that grate on your hearing like knives, the swarms of bats on the ceiling suddenly take flight, circling as one gargantuan flock around the perimeter of the cavern before sweeping outwards towards what you suppose would be the east. Their chittering slowly grows more distant before fading away all together. Whatever way leads out of this massive cavern, it must lie to the east you sleepily realize.

Suddenly you bolt as upright as a snake can, offering a quick prayer of praise to the Tiny Snake God as you realize what this means. The bats are *GONE*! You can move without fear of being swept down on by a ravenous bat bigger than Atlas.

Slithering out of base camp "Pancake Rock", you make your way over to a nearby pile of filth where the beetles seem to congregate, the oblivious little bugs trunking along despite your presence.

>Roll me 1d20, lets see how your hunt goes. DC8
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>2665690
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>2665690
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2665690
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>2665690
ew. I can't believe you guys want to eat the beetles that eat shit.
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>2665690
"Pancake Rock" sounds like something you would listen to during breakfast.
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>>2665699
as opposed to mushrooms that grow on shit?
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>>2665704
>A short distance away is a flat topped pillar of stone and mud, dozens of plump, glowing mushrooms sprouting from its sides. At its top is a strangely shaped pile of stone, squat and soggy looking. You don't remember much from culinary classes but those look a lot like the ones you used to get on your burgers, if you disregard the fact they glow so brightly their clusters supply most of the light in this cave.
I don't see any mention of them growing on shit.
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>>2665713
And there is no mention of beetles explicitly eating shit. They may as well only go after those meatscraps.

Anyway, there is a bigger problem.
Is Tiny Snake God a god of tiny snakes, or a tiny god of snakes?
This is very important.
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>>2665740
A Tiny God of Snakes
>"Phenomenal cosmic power!... Itty-bitty living space."
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>>2665740
>you make your way over to a nearby pile of filth where the beetles seem to congregate
Come on.
Kind of obvious. If it were mean scraps then it would say meat scraps.
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>>2665753

Clearly we're the Midgard Serpent and our God is just future us.
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>>2665761
Praise Jörmungandr! The biggest of the danger noodles!
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>>2665767
Truly, the most Dangerous of Noodles!
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>>2665760
After some jumping from definition to definition I see no problem classifying those meatscraps as filth.
Anyway, lets just agree to disagree and stop this pointless arguing. Whether bugs eat batshit or mushrooms grow on batshit or neither or both is not really that important.
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Ugh. These bugs are legitimately crawling through shit.
"Ssssss"

That one is EATING shit!
"SssssSSSsss!!"

*tiny snake stomach rumbling*
>EAT IIIIITTTT"
Screams [INSTINCT] ratting the bars of the mental cage you've stuffed it into.

Blegh. Fortune favors the bold you suppose.

"Hisssss"
You focus on a target, a fat, round beetle, its legs puttering obviously across the stone floor as its trundles along, feelers waving. Your tongue flicks out, tasting the air, your mouth almost watering despite your trepidation. You lunge, your tiny maw wide open and minuscule teeth bared
*snap*

You yank your neck back triumphantly, the struggling beetle clutched in your jaws. Its legs flail and search desperately for purchase in the unforgiving air as you open your jaw wider, [INSTINCT] taking over, the bones in your jaw impinging and allowing the unhappy beetle to slide down your throat like a faintly kicking pill.

>+1 Skill Point
>+5EXP. 5/100 EXP

Fucking WELL then

Animal contentment wars with human interest as you look on the beetles with new eyes. This could be a very eventful lunch.

>Time passes.

You sluggishly return to Camp "Pancake Rock", your belly swollen with beetles and various other insects, including a particularly large cricket that fought most valiantly to escape you. With the slightest application of Earth Manipulation, you manage to fit through the gap, the crack widening just enough to allow you to the safety of this small hollow.

As you curl up for a well deserved rest, you can't help but notice the small tingle in the back of your mind. Focusing on it faintly reveals a faint glowing text in the corner of your vision.

>LEVEL UP

>Sleepy Snek

>upgrades first

>Expand your burrow

>other
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>>2665804
>upgrades first
Let's see what we got.
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>>2665804
Upgrade first, we'll likely be lethargic for a while with all the food we've eaten. On a plus note, we won't need to eat for a while either.
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>>2665804
>>upgrades first
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>>2665804
>>upgrades first
Later let's see what instinct has to say about the mushrooms. At the very least they would make pretty useful natural lighting for our home.
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>Upgrades first

Focusing on the tickle in the back of your mind, your "Menu" pops up, overlapping and blacking out your vision with flashing, glowing text. All sensation of your body goes away as your mind moves *up*

>20 skill points available
>Which skill tree do you wish to access?

>Physical

>Mystical

>Combat
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>>2665842
>>Physical
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>>2665842
>Physical
I reject the notion of being a glass cannon!
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>>2665842
>Mystical
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>>2665842
which ever makes us bigger.
i want to be a thicc udon noodle
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>>2665853
Leveling up makes you bigger.
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>>2665855
mystical then
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>>2665842
>>Mystical
Lets try and level up our earth sculpting.
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>>2665842
>Mystical
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>>2665842
>Mystical
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>>2665842
I want to be the most magical fucking danger noodle there is.

>Mystically Majestic
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>>2665842
>Mystical.
We shall grow wings!
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>>2665842
Mystical
Should went wind and then we could fly
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>>2666005

We can go full Kukulkan if we pick wind as secondary.
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>>2666005
>>2666007
We should totally get some wind and fire if we can help it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk
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>>2666007
>Kukulkan
>We'll get a tribe of primitive people to worship us and feed us and in exchange we'll bring rain or something.
Sign me up senpai
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>Mystical

Again, you mentally *click* on the option, the glowing text of "MYSTICAL" sliding upwards to reside at the top of your view. Multiple other options fade in below the main text, flashing slightly in different colors.

>Flame I:5pnts

>Water I:5pnts

>Earth II:15pnts (unlock tier II spells)
>Earth Manipulation II:10pnts. Increase effect of Earth Manipulation.
>Sandblast II:10pnts. Increased damage. 1d6+1 Blinds enemy for 1d3 turns

>Healing II:Unlock Tier II Healing Spells. 15pnts
>Minor heal II:10pnts.+4HP
>Health Regen 1:5pnts. +1hp per turn regeneration

>Mind:100pnts

>Soul:1000pnts
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>>2666029
No-

> Wind 5 pnts

Cursed My man why you do this?
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>>2666029
how many points do we have?
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>>2666032
We have Earth, I'm assuming we can't have opposing elements. Either that or Cursed made a mistake
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>>2666029
>Health regen 1
>water 1
Are the only thing I want from this right now unless,
>look at the other option.

>>2666032
>>2666034
Air/wind wasn't an option last time either
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>>2666029
>Healing II:Unlock Tier II Healing Spells. 15pnts
>Health Regen 1:5pnts. +1hp per turn regeneration
Guys let's get healing. We can get mad bucks for healing people for muney.
muney = food.
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>>2666032
Wind wasn't an option. I can add it on the next upgrade screen but ill have to come up with some Wind spells
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>>2666033
You have 20.
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>>2666043
does regeneration drain magic?
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>>2666045
Nope. Passive ability but it doesn't work while in combat. It basically lets you heal by resting
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>>2666043

> Pic Related

> Health Regen 1
And
> Minor Heal
Intrigue me
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>>2666047
I'm glad someone gets me.
moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney
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>>2666029
>Minor heal II:10pnts.+4HP
>Health Regen 1:5pnts. +1hp per turn regeneration
>Flame I:5pnts
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>>2666047
>>2666052
oh can't get minor healing yet without unlocking the second rank.
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>>2666044
If we have 20 points then,

>>2666029
>Healing II:15pnts
>Flame I:5pnts
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>>2666057
Yes you can. Tier II spells are different spells alltogether. Upgrading spells is different than unlocking new ones
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>>2666060
>Healing II:Unlock Tier II Healing Spells
uuuhhhh
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>>2666061
oh well fuck me. my bad.
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>>2666029
>>Health Regen 1:5pnts. +1hp per turn regeneration
>Healing II:Unlock Tier II Healing Spells. 15pnts
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>>2666062
Yes, and?

>>2666061
if that's the case then >>2666052 blow our load on in honey boy
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>>2666029
>Health Regen 1:5pnts. +1hp per turn regeneration
>Healing II:Unlock Tier II Healing Spells. 15pnts
The path to immortality lies here!
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>Minor heal II:10pnts.+4HP
>Health Regen 1:5pnts. +1hp per turn regeneration
>Flame I:5pnts

Seems to be the winner. Bueno?
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>>2666078
Whatever works.
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>>2666078
looks good.
hey we can make some BBQ with fire magic. Sweet.
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>>2666078
I'm a bit sad that we're spending EVERYTHING but I'll live with it
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>>2666078
Yes. Oh baby, I can't wait to go down the Flame tree.
>>
You quickly make your desired selections, the highlighted options blinking once before ceasing their gentle pulsing and becoming bright, moving to the center of your minds eye.

>Spells unlocked
>Flame Breathe I: Breathe a spurt of flame and scorch the flesh of foes! Can set flammable objects alight. 1d6 damage. 5 mana per use
>Flame Resistance I: Take -1 on all flame based damage. Passive ability
>Health Regen I. +1hp per turn regeneration outside of combat. Passive ability

>Spells upgraded
Minor heal II.+4HP. -4 mana

Your "Upgrade menu" fades away, leaving your minds eye in darkness for a moment before a new text rolls across the screen.

>Stats increased
>Level 2 Mystical Serpent
>Titles: Rare Beast
>12/12HP
>25/25Mana
>Attacks
-Bite I
>Spells
-Earth Manipulation I
-Sandblast I
-Minor Heal II
-Flame Breathe I
>Passive abilities
-Flame Resistance I
-Health Regen I

Your vision fades back in slowly as you stretch, your body feeling cramped after laying in that coil for so long. A strange rustle catches your attention and you swivel your head around to look around you.

What the..?
"Sssss?"

You've grown!

Not much, you're barely seven inches long now and only slightly thicker around than someone's finger but you're BIGGER and that's what matters. All around is the remnants of your shed skin, rustling around you like dry leaves. Like translucent sheets of scales, they cling to your sides, peeling off in strips.

From the lack of chattering above Camp Pancake Rock, you know that the bats are either still away or out for the night. Damn you miss clocks.

Your stomach rumbles slightly, bringing a exasperated hiss from you as you do your best imitation of an eye roll, a side to side bobbing of your head.

>Go get some food.

>Look around.

>Expand your little home.

>Relocate yet again

>other
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>>2666146
>>Expand your little home.
Also get rid of the scales, not near the house tho.
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>>2666146
>Expand your little home.
then let's go test some shrooms. I want some space for organic lamps.

>>2666152
we're magical so the scales might be worth something to a wizard or alchemist. Let's bury them.
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>>2666152
>>2666159
This
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>>2666146
>Go get some food.
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>Put the shed skin somewhere safe
>Expand your little home
>-10 Mana
>15/25 Remaining
>Roll me 1d20 pls because reasons. Specify what you want to do.
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>2666182
make a pit and shove all the excess material outside. Make a small holes in the wall to store small stuff in.
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>>2666182
oh and make the entrance slightly larger to accommodate for our size.
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2666182
>>2666188
This sounds good, also make reinforcing arches to strengthen ceiling. And traps.
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>>2666191
You're just molding solid stone. Making traps would require either metal manipulation or enchantment
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>>2666191
the arches sound smart, but what kind of traps did you have in mind?
>>
Here's an idea for a trap.
A false bottom with a ton of spikes with the fake floor being thin enough to support it's own weight but not the weight of another creature. If anything falls in and tries to get out we can just bury them alive.
Only we can move around it because we're a noodle.
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>>2666205
This is a trap that would work. I correct my statement of
>>2666195
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>2666182
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>>2666208
I also forgot to add grabbing a few mushrooms. for the glowing fungus we can put them in one of the alcoves.
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You look around your suddenly far too cozy home and have a surge of creativity come over you. Your new size makes the hollow of Camp "Pancake Rock" just a tad cramped.

Tapping into the buzzing energy in the back of your skull you hiss in excitement as the power floods through every cell in your body. Under your will, stone flows like wet clay, molding and shaping itself into a rounded, gently sloping hollow easily big enough to hold you several times over in depth and width. In the walls of the rounded hollow go small "shelves" for you to place things you find. You aren't sure what things you'll find in this cavern that you'll want to keep but it never hurts to be prepared. On a whim, you push the shed skin with your nose into one of the alcove, packing them in tightly and sealing the hollow off with a thin shell of stone.

You don't want a bug infestation.

After applying the finishing touches and considering implementing some traps in the future, you curl in the center of your newly renovated home, plenty of space in all directions. You feel faintly tired, a weariness in your mind that slowly replenished itself as you rest.

>Mana 18/25

>What do?

>Go get some food

>scout the area

>Other (Write in)
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>2666269
Build a snek tunnel that leads from here to some place near the mouth of the cave but away from where the bulldog sized bats typically roost.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>2666280
Support
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>>2666280
>Mouth of the cave

Buddy that is a huge, massive multi(20+) turn project you are proposing. And the mouth of the cave is far far far farther away than you think it is.
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>>2666269
>food
Time to get stalking
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2666288
...I did not know that. Changing my vote to Get some fried bugs to store for later?
Do I get a re-roll?
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>>2666321
Seconding.
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>>2666321
Food is good for growing sneks
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>>2666323
You get a reroll. Try to keep them for when I ask for them however.
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>Search for food

The faint rumblings in your stomach bring your head up, tongue flickering as you swivel your head around, listening for the telltale chittering of the giant bats.

Hearing nothing, you poke your head from the crack that serves as the entrance to your base camp. Doing your periscope imitation reveals no giant bats, snake eating centipedes, giant rats or any other larger than average beasties. Just a few trundling beetles and those strange blue mushrooms.

>Eat some beetles .

>Go snag some mushrooms

>Go look for something a bit bigger.
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>>2666360
>Go snag some mushrooms
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>>2666360
>Go snag some mushrooms
when do we roll?
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>>2666382
When they are asked for
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>>2666360
>Go snag some mushrooms

and hope that you won't trip balls.
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>Snag some Mushrooms
>Roll me 1d20 pls because reasons. Lets get trippy
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2666390
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>2666390
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>2666390
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>>2666409
should i be worried?
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>2666390
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>>2666409
>>2666416
......
...looks like we're in for one wild ride.
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>>2666415
Should you be worried? Nah
>>2666409
>>2666416
>>
question:
Can we gain the other starting traits eventually? Like the massive one?
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>1. Oh shiggy diggy

Slithering out from your little crevice, you slide across the cave floor as quickly as you dare. Booping a cricket out of your way, you make your way towards the flat topped pillar, its sides clustered thickly with the plump glowing mushrooms.

Squeezing between stones, under fallen bones and over a heap of fetid bat dung, you pop your head up, swiveling left and right.

Coast is clear
"Ssssss!"

Slithering forward, you approach the base of the pillar, the mushrooms glow attracting swarms of large pale white moths, the fat, flittering creatures bumping into the luminescent fungus. Looking around, you can tell that the area is strangely empty, the ground almost completely clean.

Suddenly the squat, lumpy shape atop the pillar moves, a long sticky tongue flashing out to smack into a particularly juicy moth, drawing it back into its mouth with a wet *smack*.

Oh. Oh dear.
"Sass...sssss"

That is a LARGE frog.

Freezing like a noodley statue, you watch the squat, obese frog carefully, taking in every detail of the creature. Its skin is speckled brown and green, folds of blubber hanging off its sides as it slowly shifts, smacking its lips as its bulbous, black eyes intently watch the fluttering moths. Its easily the size of a car tire, its squat body hanging off the edges of the column.

>Attack.

>Sneaky Snek.

>Observe.

>Flee.
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>>2666428
if some very specific requirements are met. Eat certain things, invest in the right things and do the right things and MAYBE.
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>>2666443
>Flee.
fuck that. we'll get some mushrooms later when we're bigger. Let's go collect some food for later and now.
Compared to the bulldog sized bats, how large is the frog?
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>>2666457
Are you sure you wish to flee? His vision is based on fast movement
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>>2666457
The bats are much larger than the frog. Their bodies are the size of large dogs.
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>>2666443
>Attack.
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>>2666443
>Observe.
burrow and observe. If we were venemous wede have a chance here but we arnt so we might as well see how to hunt moths.
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>>2666461
I guess we'll over then
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>>2666487
*observe
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>>2666479
I support the only non retarded option
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>>2666491
If we get big enough I'd like to bully the toad and keep it as a pet. That way we can snack on any bugs or animals it attracts.
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>>2666443
>we could use earth manipulation to create a series of spikes around us, though that frog might be tough and magical.

>snek unless people want atak.
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>Observe

You press yourself as tightly as you can against the ground, a unconscious use of Earth Manipulation folding out a small furrow around your body, letting you sit flush with the stone. Only your head pokes above the surface as you watch the obese toad from your concealed position.

From what you can see,it has the ultimate in amphibian dwellings, the constant drip of water onto its back from the stalagmites on the ceiling keeping it well moistened. The glowing mushrooms draw a seemingly endless tide of the fat, fluttering moths in range of its tongue. From what you can see of its body and the wear on the edges of the stone pillar, this toad hasn't moved from this spot in YEARS.

"Skree!"

What the..??
"Hissss?!"

With the leathery snap of wings, a black shape flits through the gloom, twisting and darting as it snags first one, then another moth from the air, crushing them down with sharp white fangs. The road swells, its eyes bulging as it rises to its full height, its throat inflating as it unleashes a mighty croak at the thief. The young bat swoops around, teasing the toad as it snatches ever more moths from the air, screeching tauntingly.

"Grrrrooooowwk!!"
The long pink tongue swipes out, narrowly missing the young bat.

"Scree!!"
A spiteful screech after a successful dodge, snatching a fat moth from the air just in front of the toads nose.

"Grrrroooowwwk!"
A stubby foreleg swipes at the air, rolls of blubber jiggling as the bat rakes the toads back with its claws.

"Scree!!!"
The brave young bat swoops around again, its bloodied claws extended as it screeches in triumph

*snap*
*crunch*

In the span of a heartbeat, the battle is over, the young bat simply vanishing from existence as the toads long tongue swipes it from the air. Unable to free itself from the sticky projectile, the screeching bat is drawn into that yawning maw, the cavernous mouth snapping shut, A twitching wingtip protruding from between the toads jaws as it gulps happily.

Swallowing, the toad wiggles against pillar, adjusting itself, heedless of it's bleeding back as its tongue protrudes from its lips, eyes shut in contentment as [INSTINCT] begins screaming at you to hide, get low, burrow, play dead, anything!

With a whoosh of rushing wind that sends moths spiralling away in distress and a single, agonized croak, the toad is gone. Carried away in the clutches of some great, midnight black shadow with wings. A bat, so immense in size your mind barely comprehends it.

You shake your head in shock, wriggling from side to side in your makeshift trench, watching the brave fat toad fly away in the clutches of that monster. Turning back to the pillar, you look carefully at the pillar, its flat, well worn top conspicuously empty

>Its free real estate...

>You've grown fond of your new home

>Other
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>>2666479
seconding
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>>2666564
>>You've grown fond of your new home
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>>2666564
>You've grown fond of your new home

We are way too small to be up and out in the open just yet.
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>>2666573
You can create a hollow in the pillar. Just sayin'
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>>2666443
>Sneaky Snek.
This thing is way too powerful for us right now. Either we avoid it, or we escape, and escaping would only draw its attention.
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>>2666564
>Its free real estate...
We're closer to this than our hovel. We should make a thick protective dome around it.

I WILL AVENGE YOU FROGGO!!!
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>Its free real estate...
>>
Anybody else want to vote?

>Base camp Pancake Rock
Or
>Mushroom Tower
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>>2666589
>Mushroom Tower
tell me about the tower?
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>>2666590
About 6 feet high, probably 8 feet across, sloping upwards to its top which is worn into a slight bowl shape. Its sides are home to thick clusters of glowing mushrooms which draw fat moths in a steady stream.
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>>2666594
Oh that's pretty awesome. An easy supply of food we can get by spitting little bolts of fire at moths and singe their wings.
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>>2666589
A big mushroom boye.
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>>2666564
Take a shrom and then run
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>Mushroom tower wins by 3-2! Gimme a minute to shower and ill throw out an update.
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>Mushroom tower

Deciding that Camp Pancake Rock had its benefits, this fungus covered pillar a certain homey feel to it. Being an island of (dim) light in a sea of darkness has its perks too.

Slithering up the side of what you're calling Mushroom Tower, you snap a Moth from the air with a lazy lunge, gulping the plump insect down as you wriggle into a crevice near the top of the pillar, its slightly bowl shaped surface already collecting a few droplets of water with the toads absence.

After uttering up a prayer of thanks to the Tiny Snake God and his brave apostle the Fat Toad, you poke your head out of the crevice you've taken as your own. You came here for mushrooms and mushrooms you will have.

Lacking hands, you realize the only way you can carry the plump, blue tinged mushroom is in your jaws. Extending your neck, you grip one gingerly, wiggling it back and forth until it pops loose of its stalk.

Withdrawing with your prize, you pull your head back into the crevice, depositing the mushroom carefully in what amounts to the corner.

>Take a tiny bite. See what happens

>Take a big bite. You're hungry.

>Swallow it whole. Fortune favors the bold.
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>>2666663
>Swallow it whole. Fortune favors the bold.
Because that one anon and QM mentioned potential benefits from eating certain things
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>>2666671

Seconding

Why not
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>>2666671
supporting
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>headed to bed anons. Ill resume this around noonish at AmeriBurger Central Time. As always, if you have complaints, criticisms, questions or ideas, artwork or what have you, fee free to drop them now. Stay awesome guys!
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>>2666671
all my support.
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>>2666597
This, but with sandblast instead.
Fire might attract attention of bats.
Speaking of bats, I don't know if big bat was avenging its young or just deciding to snatch the frog after it made much noise an made itself known, but lets stay away from bats.
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>>2666663
>Swallow it whole. Fortune favors the bold.
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>>2666663
>Take a big bite. You're hungry.
Our [INSTINCT] isn't saying anything about the shroom? It might be safe for consumption then.
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>>2666663

>Swallow it whole. Fortune favors the bold
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>>2666663
>>Swallow it whole. Fortune favors the bold
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>Swallow it whole
>Feed this hungry QM a 1d20. Lets see what happens
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>2667098
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>2667098
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2667098
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>2667098
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>2667098
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2667098
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>2667098
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>18.

Gripping the plump mushroom between your jaws, your tiny needlelike teeth digging into the soft glowing flesh, you begin the arduous process of swallowing it. Biting pieces off of things is a bit of a challenge for you so you have to take [INSTINCTS] suggestion on how to open your jaw enough ti unhinged it. Strangely, the animal voice in the back of your brain is strangely silent about the mushrooms, only a faint puzzlement issuing from the corner of your mind. It seems no serpent has ever decided to eat one of these.

Your jaw distended as the mushroom slips down your gullet, a faint glow issuing from between your jaws as you squeeze the round mushroom down. Your sides distend as internal muscles push it farther down toward your stomach. You curl into a ball, watching the shape beneath your scales move along.

Thats pretty fucking neat.
"Hissssss"

Your tongue flicks out idly as you wait to see if there will be any ill effects from the mushroom. If it was toxic or hallucinogenic, just one wouldn't hurt right?

Right?
"Ssss?"

A strange tingling feeling wriggles through your body as the mushroom hits your stomach. Like pins and needles, ice cubes and strokes of warmth that travel from the tip of your tail to the tip of your tongue. You perk up, focusing intently on the sensation.

Were those magic mushrooms?
"Ssssss???"

Wait... Were those "MAGIC" mushrooms?!
Ssss...sssssSSSSSssss?!?"

You're prepared for magical burps, numbness, tingling, a bad trip, anything.

What you weren't prepared for is mind boggling agony. You wriggle and flail, turning every which way and that to escape the burning pain coursing through your body. Its like someone took a red hot hook and started dragging it through your stomach, ripping out pieces of you along the way.

>You took 4 damage!
>Status:Poisoned! 4 damage per turn for 4 turns
>8/12HP
>25/25 mana
>Health Regen I activated! +1HP per turn

>What do?

>Minor heal II: +4HP -4Mana

>Flail wildly

>Attempt to vomit out the mushroom

>Pray to The Tiny Snake God

>Other
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>>2667155
>Minor heal II: +4HP -4Mana
>Pray to The Tiny Snake God
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>>2667155
>Attempt to vomit out the mushroom
Might as well put it to the test, then
>Minor heal II: +4HP -4Mana
Haha this is great and was educational. Is it possible to build a tolerance to poisonous stuff my eating small pieces at a time?
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>>2667163
This
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>>2667163
Why yes anon. Yes it is. Eating highly poisonous things can have interesting effects on your physiology
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>>2667167
Cool. Let's try this again later in smaller portions.
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>>2667155
Drink some water to see if that'll help vomit it out or piss out the toxins.
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>>2667155
Well, shit.
>Minor Heal ll
>bear the pain
Gotta build up those poison and pain immunities!
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>>2667163
>>2667169
Backing.

>>2667172
We have an entire mushroom in our stomach getting slowly dissolved. Itll take more than trying to drink it out. Need to throw it back up (thankfully something snakes are good at as well).
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>>2667175
I like this
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>>2667175
This sounds good, we have enough mana to spam heal so we don't die anyways.
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>>2667175
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>Minor Heal II. +4HP! -4 mana!
>Begone poisons! Attempt Vomit
>Pray to the Tiny Scaley Lord

Burning, barbed lines of pain curl through every cell in your body, thick saliva and what looks suspiciously like blood froths from between your jaws. You whip yourself side to side, smashing against the walls of the crevice and hissing in agonized anguish as you flail in terrified pain.

No! You can't die like this!
"SSSSSSS!!!"

You've come so far! You made it a whole hundred yards!!!
"SSSSSSSSS!!"

You can beat this!
"Hissssssss!!!"

Fighting through the pain, you delve into the back of your mind, bursting into the strange power that floods your body, seeming to compete with the toxin for space. You focus on the skills available to you and focus with all your might. Offering up a prayer to the Tiny Snake God, may his scales shine eternally, you focus on directing the energy of the spell to your stomach

>[MINOR HEAL II]
>+4HP!
>12/12HP!
>21/25 Mana!

The pain in your stomach fades away for a moment before returning with a vengeance, burning through your body like a tide of hot coals. Fuck, getting shot wasn't this painful.

>Poisoned! -4HP! 3 turns remaining
>Health Regen I! +1HP
>9/12HP
>21/25 Mana

>What do?
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>>2667193
>>What do?
Continue healing.
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>>2667193
Keep casting heal until the poison passes.
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>>2667193
Keep healing
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>>2667193
Continue healing
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>>2667193
Power through it. Wait it out then heal again.
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>>2667193
Heal again! Gotta get a hang on this anyway, and as far as things go this is a relatively safe way to do so, that is if we do things right we will live.
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>>2667193
>>2667205
This. we just power through it. we are hidden and safe. As horrible as this is, we now have a food supply and healing magic. We can eat poison and heal ourselves.

I propose just burning all the mana needed to survive as a timeskip function.
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>>2667224
Unless something changes in our predicament i support this as well.

Provided we survive, which we should, we can try a smaller piece of mushroom in future.
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We could coat our teeth in mushroom to give ourselves a temporary poisonous bite.
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>Minor Heal II
>Puke achieved
>Continuing prayers

[INSTINCT] comes roaring back to the forefront of your mind, wresting control of the jaws, digestive system and coils of muscle. With a full body convulsion and a swallow in reverse, the soggy, half melted mushroom slips back out from your mouth, landing with a disgusting *splat* onto the stone of the crevice. Smugly, [INSTINCT] hands back control and retires to its mental corner, twiddling its nonexistent thumbs as you hiss in revulsion and agony as the toxin renews its attack on your body.

Oh fuck this noise.
"Hisssssss!!!"

Again, you summon forth the wave of energy, the strange power coursing through every cell in your body as you direct it once more at the toxin in your system. The pain fades away, wiped clean by the tide of magic.

>MINOR HEAL II! +4 HP! -4 Mana!
>12/12HP
>17/25 Mana

As soon as the text of your updated condition fades from your eyes, a second wave rolls across your eyes.

>Status: Poisoned! -4HP! 2 turns remaining
>Health Regen I: +1HP
>9/12HP
>17/25 Mana

>Keep healing

>Tough it out.

>Try to purge it out (-10 Mana)

>Other
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>>2667229
>keep Healing
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>>2667229
>Keep healing
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>>2667229
>Keep healing
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>>2667229
>Try to purge it out
Even if it doesn't work we will have enough mana and hp to liv, and if it does work out maybe we will gain a Neutralize Poison spell or something?
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>>2667229
Tough it out like a badass snake, we become anti posion snake if we tough it out
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>>2667244
supporting it.
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>>2667244
We would also be a bit too close for my liking to being a ded snake, which is the works kind of snake.
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>>2667252
We have passiv heal so we will only lose 6 more hp. so become tough snake is only snake.
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>>2667244
Supporting for poison snek
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>>2667229
>Tough it out.
Might as well make the best out of this
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>>2667229

>>2667259
Fine, you convinced me, changing my vote >>2667243 to
>Tough it out
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>>2667229
Tough it out
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>>2667229
>>Try to purge it out (-10 Mana)
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>Tough it out
>Skipping forward a bit

You curl into a miserable ball, the absolute worst stomach ache you've ever had burning through your bbldy. This is worse than that Thai/Curry Street taco you got from that street vendor on vacation. Flicking your tongue miserably, you resolve to do the only thing a poisoned, tiny snake can do.

You wait it out.

You watch the counters tick by as your newly bought health regeneration and the toxin war through your body. Your health dips dangerously low before the toxin is finally defeated, your health Regen bringing you back from the brink one point at a time. Its hard to equate your vitality with this seemingly small fractional display but 3/12 seems to fit with how you feel.

Namely, You feel like shit. But the silver lining to this particular cloud is that you are no longer dying it seems. And there is a very interesting display popping up at the bottom of your field of view.

>Level 2 Mystical Serpent
>3/12 HP
>17/25 Mana
>Gained Poison Resistance I! Resist 1 point of poison damage
>Gained Toxicity I! Deal 1d10 damage to enemies that bite or swallow you for 3 turns.
>Health Regen II gained! +2HP per turn when out of combat.

>Rest (recover HP and Mana)

>Heal yourself up to full strength

>Go get some beetles. You're starving

>other
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>>2667314
>Go get some beetles. You're starving
I feel like we're eating a lot for a snake
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>>2667316
A magic snek
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>>2667316
This.
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>>2667314
>Rest (recover HP and Mana)
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>>2667314
>Go get some beetles. You're starving
Sweet gains!
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>>2667314
let's throw a heal at ourselves and THEN rest. We're pretty low right now, if we got ambushed while resting we'd be fuuuuuuuuuuucked
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>>2667326
>>2667316

spurting.'
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>>2667314
>>Gained Toxicity I! Deal 1d10 damage to enemies that bite or swallow you for 3 turns.
Nice. Niiiiice.
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>>2667316
Eat eat, eat good for tough snake
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>>2667314
>Heal 2x
>Go get some beetles
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>Forgot to mention, you get EXP for naturally unlocking traits.
>Poison Resistance I: +50EXP
>Toxicity I:+50EXP
>100/200EXP

>Heal
>Hunt more beetles

>Roll me 1d20 pls
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>2667335
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>>2667336
Thanks.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>2667335
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>>2667336
O o f
o
f
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>>2667335
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>2667335
>>2667345
Retry
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>2667335
>Heal
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2667335
Roll

>>2667336
O O F
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>>2667347
Does this count? Was he only accepting one roll? Is it only best of three?
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>>2667346
So... hows that retry treating you?
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>>2667351
I wish mom swallowed instead
That's how
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>14:14:31
>>2667346
>14:14:31
>>2667347

Literally the exact same second. Shall we roll to see which one we use anons?
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>>2667358
Yesbox
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Next time let's try grilling the mushroom.
Roasted poisonous shitaki mushroom.
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>>2667358
I want the Crit succ
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>>2667362
I'm hungry now
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>>2667358
Can we can keep this crit for later?
If yes, use the 10
If no, use the crit.
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>2667346
1
>>2667347
2
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>>2667379
FUCK
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>>2667379
:(
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>>2667379
>Letting the samefag ruin everything
Cursed why are you like this?
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>>2667384
I'm the one that is ruining everything though
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>1! Crit Fail bug Hunt!
>Minor Heal II X2

Your sstomach rumbles, your magical exertions draining your reserves of energy to the point that despite eating healthily yesterday, you are still hungry. After healing yourself twice, hissing in relief as the pain and soreness fades away only to be replaced by a bone deep weariness as your mana reserves dip down yet again.

>MINOR HEAL II:+4HP. -4 Mana
>MINOR HEAL II+4HP. -4 Mana
>11/12 HP
>9/25 Mana (+3 per turn when not in use)

Slithering out from your crevice, you bump the soggy mushroom out of your small home, the fungus landing with a wet splat on the ground. Sliding along the malformed rock of the Mushroom Tower, you coil at the base of the outcropping, your tongue flickering out to taste the air.

Coast seems clear. Ceiling is free of the endless swarms of chittering bats, no giant toads seeking vengeance for the death of their obese Lord, no centipedes the size of park benches.
"Ssssss!"

Slithering towards the "garbage" heap of the cave where the beetles seem to congregate, you hiss idly to yourself, [INSTINCT] silent but radiating contentment at the thought of food. Over old bones, under disheveled pillars of stone, around a stinking pile of guano, you finally arrive at bug central, keen on getting lunch.

It seems you weren't the only one.

The massive pile of guano and meat scraps has become a small battlefield. The small, fat black beetles are there in force along with dozens of larger brethren, these sporting clacking pincers and easily the size of a hamburger. Spiders the size of small dogs, their bodies slick and greasy, coated with coarse hair and dark, sticky slime dart about, snatching up the smaller beeyes, screeching in rage as the warrior beetles bite their various legs valiantly. A crab the size of a oven lumbers through the conflict, grabbing combatants and stuffing them whole into its maw.

It seems you've stumbled into a scavenger conflict and you are rather outnumbered.

>Flee

>Fight. You are magic Snek!

>Hide and observe

>Try to snag some of the smaller ones without being seen

>Other
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>>2667410
>Hide and observe
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>>2667410
>>Hide and observe
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>>2667410
>Try to snag some of the smaller ones without being seen
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>>2667410
>Other
Try to snag injured prey
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>>2667421
supporting
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>>2667410
We are outnumbered and outgunned. For now
>hide and observe
Snagging weakened or injured ones comes after things stop being so hectic.
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>>2667410
>Hide and observe
Sneaky Snek!
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>>2667434
You could even say Solid Snake.
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>>2667410
>>Hide and observe
We'll strike out and snatch unwary insects that stray too close.
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>>2667461
[Verse]
What a thrill
With darkness and silence through the night
What a thrill
I'm searching and I'll melt into you
What a fear in my heart
But you're so supreme!

[Chorus]
I give my life, not for honor, but for you (Snake Eater)
In my time, there'll be no one else
Crime, it's the way I fly to you (Snake Eater)
I'm still in a dream, Snake Eater

[Bridge]
Someday you go through the rain
And someday you feed on a tree frog
It's ordeal, the trial to survive
For the day we see new light

[Chorus]
I give my life, not for honor, but for you (Snake Eater)
In my time, there'll be no one else
Crime, it's the way I fly to you (Snake Eater)
I'm still in a dream, Snake Eater
I'm still in a dream, Snake Eater
(Snake Eater...)
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>Sneaky Snek obversation report
>Mana 12/25
Oh shit. Those are large ass spiders.
"Hisss!"

That is a large ass crab
"Hissssss!"

That is a LOT of hungry mouths that look big enough to eat a small Snake like yourself. Deciding discretion is the better part of valor, you quickly look around, searching for a crevice, a hollow in the rock, a burrow, anything big enough to hide your noodley body. Finally spotting what looks suspiciously like a gnawed and chewed human skull. Your human brain objects to this idea, your own recent brush with mortality far too recent to brush away but [INSTINCT] takes the reins, driving you onward in a furious slither, more or less lunging through the hole in the side of the skull, turning about in the cramoed space to look out through what you hope was done AFTER this person was killed.

The battle is raging even more fiercely, dead and dying insects, arthropods and crustaceans littering the refuse heap. Spiders, their bodies glistening with that weird black slime, lunge and bite, kicking out strands of thick webbing to snag the legs of their foes. The Soldier beetles fight as a unit, their suicidal bravery worthy of remembrance in the legends of the Tiny Snake God as they charge fearlessly into the face of certain doom. A giant spider (little bigger than a terrier) goes down under their combined charge, its limbs sheared free by dozens of industrious jaws.

Through the conflict walks the Crab, joined by several of its lesser kin, the juggernaut strides through the chaos like a tank through cardboard. Its massive pincers snatch at spiders and beetles alike, stuffing them into its mouthparts as it chews greedily. Even its smaller brethren aren't spared its hunger as it snatches several of them up, crushing their rounded shells in its grip before eating them whole.

If it werent so damn COOL you would be concerned for your own safety and kind of disgusted. As it is, [INSTINCT] is jabbering mindlessly, pointing out how each and every one of those things could eat you, poison you, crush you, suck you dry and eat your face. Suddenly [INSTINCT] goes quiet, a terrified silence hanging in your mind as a single command bursts through your mind.
>"STAY VERY VERY STILL"

*ClackClackClack!*

A massive, chitinous leg slams down, just scant inches from your skeletal hideout, bristling with coarse hairs and a dull brownish grey. A pair of pincers come into view, curved and massive, scarred with battle and conflict as the monster strides forward, its mouthparts drooling greenish slime as it chews up a limp spider. Its segmented body moves over you like some kind of alien battleship as it advances on the conflict, hunger in its multitude of eyes, the long stinger tail poised over its back twitching in excitement.

Its a scorpion, a scorpion the size of a fucking sedan. Because of course it is.
"sssss...."

>Remain hiding

>Theyre plenty distracted now. Flee

>Nobody will notice you now, grab some beetles

>SURPRISE SURPRISE (Fight)
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>>2667469
SNAKE EEEEAAAATTEERRRRR
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>>2667487
>>Remain hiding
Just stay still and quiet. It would be stupid to move now with that thing right next to us.
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>>2667487
Move under the scorpion as it moves along. It wont notice us since we are so small, and everything else will avoid it. So we should slurp up the wounded while it walks, then burrow into the ground when we are full.
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>>2667487
>Its a scorpion, a scorpion the size of a fucking sedan. Because of course it is.
the bigger they are the weaker the poison
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>>2667487
>Remain hiding
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did you guys know that scorpions do live births?
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>>2667487

>>2667503
Sounds fun
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>>2667515
Did you also know scorpions sense movement by vibrations through the ground?
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>>2667503
supporting
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>>2667523
That is very fascinating. The hairs on it's legs gave it away.

We should sit tight and let the big bois duke it out. So long as we don't move, the giant scorpion should prioritize everyone else over us.
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>>2667487
>Remain hiding
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>>2667503
FYI I think this is not the best choice of action we can make right now
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>>2667487
quicky for you. Did we see any shiny bits through all the shit, meat scraps and bones? Anything that looked like it was made by people or possibly worth something?
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>>2667503
This
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>>2667487
Too bad we don't have any alcohol.
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>>2667503
actually you know what, I'm feeling ballzy. Lets fucking do it!
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>>2667503
Don't move till the scorpion moves it's legs.
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>>2667535
You have not noticed anything shiny yet, you can roll to search but trinkets have no real value for you at this moment unless you fancy trying ti start a mini-hoarde
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>>2667561
>trying to start a mini-hoarde
>be a tiny dangerous fire breathing noodle doodle dragon
Nah just an investment for later.
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>Sneaky Snek move along underneath the Scorpion as it fucks everything
>Roll me 2d20, DC10 and 12
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Rolled 5, 2 = 7 (2d20)

>>2667574
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Rolled 15, 10 = 25 (2d20)

>>2667574
Danger noodles
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Rolled 20, 1 = 21 (2d20)

>>2667574
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Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d20)

>>2667574
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Rolled 16, 1 = 17 (2d20)

>>2667574
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>>2667583
Uh.
I think this is the first time I've ever double critted
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>MFW
>ALL OF MY KEKS
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DICE GOOOOOOODS!
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Rolled 15, 7 = 22 (2d20)

>>2667574
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>20. Ultra Sneaky Snek
>1. Snacks fight back
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>>2667635
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>>2667635
Oh lawd. This is gonna be a party.
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>>2667635
You know what. It could have been worse. I'm ok with this.
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>>2667635
So basically we are having a silent ninja battle underneath a massive death scorpian
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>>2667635
Actually this is pretty good because we have toxicity, so if these guys bite us they are dead, we just need any of our fluids to get inside of them.
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>>2667670
looks like it. isn't life grand?

We should find a fellow lizard bro and ask if they want to be roommates.
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>>2667673
We have toxicity 1 mate.
If a beetle or moth we were eating bites us theyll die, otherwise everything else is probably equiped with immunitys.
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>>2667635
Hit post early twice.

>20! Ultra Sneaky Snek!
>1! Snacks fight back!

>12/12HP
>15/25 Mana

As much as [INSTINCT] is screaming at you to remain still, you doubt you'll cause much issue as the scorpion takes its due from the hordes of insects. You remember from Animal Planet that scorpions can detect movement with their leg hairs, detecting vibrations in the air and ground. You also remember something about live births but that doesn't really help you right now. Maybe if you move when it takes a step it won't notice you.

>"TUUUURRN BAAACK!!!"
Screams [INSTINCT] battering against the walls of the mental cage you've shunted it into. You ignore the perfectly normal voice in your head and slither out carefully as the gargantuan arthropod takes one step after another. Its lumbering footsteps make the layer of guano and insect shells under your belly shudder with every impact, bones and shards of rusted armor and even a few tarnished pieces of jewelry emerging from the filthy layers of fresh guano. The scorpions massive pincers lash out, snatching a fat bellied spider from the heap, crushing the life from it in a spurt of stinking organs before stuffing the dripping corpse into its maw.

*ClackClackClack*
*Clack! Clack!*

Like tanks meeting on the battlefield, like two titans meeting in war, the Crab and the Super Scorpion square off. The Crab, wider and squatter than the Scorpion, blacks its claws valiantly, the scarred pincers dripping insectile gore, its hissing mouthparts dripping froth as it advances to defend its claim. With a hissing, burbling screech, the Crab charges forward, locking pincers with the Scorpion as the two titans struggle, the scorpions stinger plunging downward to crack against the Crabs thick shell, carving a line through the chitin.

That doesn't concern you though, you're focused on two things. Not being stepped on and grabbing as many bugs as possible. You slither about as quickly as you can between the straining titans, snatching beetles and gulping them down whole. One after the other they vanish down your gullet as you snatch more and more, the void in your belly now all consuming. Suddenly [INSTINCT] mentally smacks you across the head, pointing a nonexistent finger towards...

OOhhhhh shit...
"Hisssssss"

That spider is watching you very carefully, creeping forward, curling fangs chittering as its six glassy black eyes shine like lifeless marbles. Its body is coated in a layer of coarse hairs and thick, black slime, filth and grime clinging to its legs.

>Lv2 TarSpider has engaged you!
>12HP

>Bite I:1d6 damage

>Lunge I: 1d6 damage, stun on +4

>Sandblast I:1d6 damage. Blind enemy on +4. -3 Mana

>Flame Breathe I:1d6 damage. Set flammable objects alight. -5 mana

>Other (write in)
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>>2667716
>layer of coarse hairs

I stopped reading at this point

>Flame breathe this motherfucker
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>>2667716
>>Flame Breathe I:1d6 damage. Set flammable objects alight. -5 mana
Tar is a flammable.
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>>2667682
It's 1d10 per turn for 3 turns
So it could probably kill or at least grievously injure something us-sized, even if it would take 3 turns.
Our prey is all wounded, I think they should die if they eat us. I'm more worried about losing HP.
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>>2667716
>Sandblast I:1d6 damage. Blind enemy on +4. -3 Mana
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>>2667716
Changing
>>2667726
To
>Kill it with fire
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>>2667716
>Flame breathe
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>>2667716
>Flame Breathe I:1d6 damage. Set flammable objects alight. -5 mana
Honestly we don't have to kill them. Usually scaring them off or being not worth the effort is enough.
But I want to know what roasted bug tastes like.
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>>2667716
fire will attract attention bear in mind. so i would advise sand blast.......but if our fire is hot enough we could glass the fucker then eat around the glass
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>>2667741
It's not hot enough. It does 1d6.
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>>2667716
>Sandblast I:1d6 damage. Blind enemy on +4. -3 Mana
as >>2667741 said, fire attracts attention. Let's save it as a last resort.
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>>2667716
>Sandblast I:1d6 damage. Blind enemy on +4. -3 Mana

With it blinded it cant do the same as us and move in sync with the scorpian, so itll have to sit still or risk death if it approaches.
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>>2667746
hmm.........that just means we need to apply more fire. As everyone knows, if you have a problem it is simply a matter of applying more liberal amounts of force.

anywho sandblast does the same amount of potential damage, in a subtler and more cost effective fashion.

And if the bug is blinded all the better.
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>>2667716
>Flame Breathe I:1d6 damage. Set flammable objects alight. -5 mana
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>>2667757
>same amount of potential damage
No, flame breath also sets the bug on fire.
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>>2667716
Bite and follow up with a flamebreath while we bite. cook the bastard from the inside out
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>>2667794
So we get a mouthful of molten tar?
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>>2667794
Until we get flame resistance, that would be a terribly bad idea.

We should probably focus on increasing our earth elemental abilities. The ability to tunnel and maybe get earth based scale armor will be a great boon to us in the early stages.
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>>2667807
>Passive abilities
>-Flame Resistance I
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>>2667810
-1 damage on a 1d6 is still not very good no matter how you slice it. Presuming of course that point blank influcts damage back at us. If it doesnt then something like rank 2 or 3 might make the idea totally viable.
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>>2667823
We should be fine so long as we don't roll a 1 on the attack. if we did then I guess we'd have to worry about that flame damage right?
The spider will, probably be more worried by the fact that it's on fire. Don't know. I wan't following the flow of the argument. The fire could alert the scorpion. The Sand Blast could alert the scorpion. Anything could alert it but it'll probably ignore us in favor of the giant crab cake.
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>>2667830
Pretty certain it doesnt give a shit about us unless we roast some of its leg hairs, then it might take offense.
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>>2667794
Switch to -> Only Flame breath
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>>2667716
Flame Breathe I:1d6 damage. Set flammable objects alight. -5 mana
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Flame Breath:
CcSVQopW
TacBYYbo
ERAKrRaX
MdbVSGIN
K6NTlmOK
pqmI2D79
z3OE4QK0
7aca316b


Unsure:
8FZwoYxk (possibly leaning towards Sandblast)
QpYuvsmr
Kb4IQSCr


Sandblast:
c5Or/tBo
iPP01AKx
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>You used Flame Breathe (-5 Mana)
>10 Mana
>TarSpider used Venomous Bite
>Rolling to see if its blow connects. DC10
>Roll me a 1d20 to hit pls. DC10
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>2667857
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2667857
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>>2667858
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>>2667858
AHAHAAHAHA!
Praise Tiny Snake God!
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>>2667865
soon
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>>2667867
...Oh shit, that image just made me realise something.
We could potentially learn to combine Earth and Fire magic for lava/magma spells!
...You know, in the far future and after many, many level-ups.
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>2667857
>>
>20! Nat Crit Hit!

How would you like to apply this astounding success?

>Mucho additional damage (+2d6)

>Increased understanding of flame breathe (+1 Tier in flame breathe)

>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>2667857
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>>2667888
>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
I love a good mystery
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>>2667888
>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
Shit Cursed, how am I supposed to resist the Mystery Box?
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>>2667888
>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
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>>2667888
>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
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>>2667888
>>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
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>>2667888
>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
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>>2667888
WHATS IN THE BAWWWWKX?!
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>>2667946
chicken tendies
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>>2667888
>>Unexpected positive side effect (Mystery Box)
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>Mystery Box
>Roll me 1d6 for damage pls. First roll
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Rolled 1 (1d6)

>>2668006
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Rolled 4 (1d6)

>>2668006
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>>2668014
Well, I hope the mystery is a good one.
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>>2668019
we can't all be heroes. you time will come soon enough.

>>2668021
I hope so too.
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>>2667716
I just came to the realization we're in the middle of some massive cavern of death that many adventurers and fortune seekers have met their ends in. So we're basically growing up in a high level dungeon, in a way.
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Rolled 6 (1d6)

>>2668006
>1d6
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>>2667858
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Rolled 3 (1d6)

>>2668006
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>>2668028
This is basically that isekai spider rpg manga: snek edition with some twists thrown in
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>>2668087
its pretty much a reincarnation isekai quest yes. Its also not the first one of its kind by far on these boards.
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>1 damage
>Tarspider critical weakness discovered! ×3 damage
>1x3=3
>12-3=9
>Tarspider is burning! 5 damage per turn! Crit weakness 5×3=15!
>9-15=-6! Tar Spider Slain!
>+50EXP!
>150/200EXP

The spider, easily three times your size and outweighing you by several pounds, lunges forward, its fangs extended and dripping venom. Its eye clusters glitter in the dark as it snaps at you hungrily, seeking to drain your delicious juices after letting you ripen for a week in some web cocoon.

But that fate is not yours.

Flailing out of the path of the lunging arachnid, you rear backward as the Tarspider spins back around, its forelegs clawing out at you. Its mouthparts open wide, fangs slick and coated in beads of thick venom.

Fuck this fucking bug
>"ARACHNID"
Fuck you too [INSTINCT]
"SSSSSS"

Enough is enough. This spider wants a fight? Its gonna get one.

Punching through the barrier in your mind, you're body is flooded with the magical energies, tingling every cell in your being as you make the instant decision, fflashing back to using a can of hair spray and a lighter on a partuculalry large spider. [FLAME BREATHE] flashes before your eyes as sudden powerful heat courses through your belly, racing upwards in a roiling stream that blasts forth from your mouth in a burst of flame.

The size of a large lighter...

The flame itself is barely six inches long, a stream of fire that flares brightly, dazzling your eyes as it sears against the slime covered spider. With a pained, terrified screech and a *whoosh* the spider rears backward, flames licking over its body, each thick drop of the slime on its form catching alight and burning like a torch. Screeching and hissing in agonized pain, the spider turns and runs, scrambling back and forth, kicking and hissing as it does. The stench of burning hair, noxious black smoke and roasting Chiron fills the air as the spider finally flops to the ground, burning like a torch as it curls into a ball, the ground around it smoldering.

The conflict (besides the two titanic creatures fighting above you) draws to a still as the spiders look from their merrily burning companion, to you, back to the Spider-BBQ and back to you yet again, smoke curling from your lips as your tongue flicks out innocently.

As one, the horde of spiders backs away, their eyes never leaving you as they leave their fallen behind, backing away and fading into the shadows towards the west, towards the end of the cavern that feels *lower*, where the bats nest in massive colonies and the air is cold and rank.

>cont
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>>2668182
>Cont

You hiss triumphantly as your EXP count ticks upward before the crackle of flame catches your attention. This sounds. .. Bigger than what you did. Turning, you hiss in surprise as the ground around the spiders corpse bursts into flame, roaring, smokey orange flame that is spreading rapidly across the dung heap.

A commonly known fact in the Dungeon is that Tarspiders fear and hate flame above all else. A lesser known fact? Giant Bat Guano is HIGHLY flammable. And you're on a decently sized deposit of the stuff.

[INSTINCT] mentally taps you on the shoulder as the horde of entranced insects and crustaceans watch the spreading flames in confusion.
>"you should probably get out of here"

>Slither!

>burrow!

>Panic!

>Other!
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>>2668185
Grab a few snacks and GTFO.

We're gonna get so much EXP for all the dumb insects that stay near the shit bomb pile.
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>>2668185
>Slither!

If we burrow we are going to end up suffocating or frying.

Maybe wrap outselves around a big leg and wait for the scorp to run a little ways before dropping off to escape? Itd be really risky.
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>>2668185
Slither
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>>2668185
>burrow in the shit
this shouldn't be an option
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>>2668185
Could we launch ourselves away from the guano with a fast-rising pillar or rock? Risky but it gets us away from the flames pronto.
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>>2668185
>slither
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>>2668212
>Manipulate Earth tier I: mold stone like soft clay, forming it into shape. 10 mana per use
That sounds like a tier ll kind of thing. I don't know it could be possible. it might be worth a try. But there might be the risk of some bat swooping down to get us while we get some air time?
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>>2668185
>Other!

Set aflame more shit! Then we slither slather away back into Mt. Poison Mushroom
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>>2668212
That's Advanced Earth Manipulation. You could possibly create a small tunnel and close it behind you, moving forward into the rock around the deposit to hide from the heat
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>>2668225
I'm gonna support this. We need more EXP kills.
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>>2668225
Im ok with supporting the extra fires as we run the fuck away.
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>>2668231
In that case
>>2668185
>Slither!
Get the hell out of here. Does Base Pancake Rock have relatively guano free surroundings?
Gotta hit the hay, let's hope the Dice Gods don't want to see Roasted Magic Snek.
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>>2668185
>Slither!
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>>2668185
>Slither!
Grab onto that scorpion! Hes our best chance of escape.
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>>2668265
Also supporting >>2668225
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Why do you want to hitch a ride on the scorpions leg? Won't it realize we're on it then possibly chase us after it leaves the hazard zone?
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>>2668314
>>2668265
>>2668198
y-yeah guys. The scorpion is none the wiser about our existance. If we grab onto him, he will notice us and... nothing good will come out of that.

Support my arson and let's burn the guano! More! More! Flames! (also, measure 6 inches, I cackled when I imagined the smol snake and the lil' flame stream
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>>2668351
>Burning our main source of food's main source of food
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>>2668361
well we take the challenge and expand our cuisine into roasted tarspider leg, grilled abdomen and steamed hams
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>>2668361
So long as the bats are in the cave there will always be a supply of shit and flesh bits. We're fine. Give it a few days for the shit to accumulate. Or we can easy moths at home.
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Test post
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>2668374
Rolling to find a roommate that's not a lazy ass and will pitch in for rent and food.
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>>2668382
oh!?

What was in the box?
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>2668381
Ya support I want frog bro back
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>>2668374
Ok this is a first. 4chans spam filter is blocking me from posting for some reason. Does anybody have a fix for this?
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>>2668399
>froggo Bro chilling outside his old home
>layer of mucus covering his many wounds
>holy fuck it's eating the adult bat
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>>2668404
Abandon this site for all eternity?
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>>2668404
No idea. Delete your cookie?
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>>2668404
Are you trying to post any links?
Some prohibited phrases like 4+4chan?
Break up your post to single out what triggers it.
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>>2668404
Pastebin the post, there's so many thing that could trigger it that I can't know what did.
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>>2668404
Zozzle, you used so many "sssssssss" and "hsss" and "clacklacklackl"

That the site thinks you are a spam boi
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>Slither!
>Make sure everything is burning
>-5 Mana
>5/10 Mana remaining

Orange-ish white flames are spreading across the surface of the guano pile, plumes of thick white smoke billowing upwards in choking streams. Fetid scraps and ancient chunks of bone and what looks like clothing smolder and char, adding to the thick cloud of viciousness as you rear back with a surprised hiss as your counter begins ticking upward

>+5 EXP
>+15 EXP
>+90 EXP

On and on, the numbers keep climbing, experience and points racking up as you slither back, yyour head weaving as you watch the flames spread faster than the enthralled insects and crustaceans can flee. By the dozens, they are claimed by the flames, their bodies smoking and curling as the centuries of bat-shit beneath them begins burning like a coal fire. Drunk on power and excitement, you move to cut off a swarm of beetles and crustaceans moving across the pile, away from the struggling titans, neither paying the flames any mind as they battle it out. You coil and rear like a cobra, baring your tiny fangs as you cut off the tide of insectile life, flames flickering in your maw as you lunge forward, a stream of flames like a burning jet of aerosol spray jets from your mouth, searing the front ranks of the insect swarm and setting the dung beneath their feet alight.

So long suckers!
"Hissssss"

>Cont
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>>2668439
Snagging a wayward beetle in your jaws, you head back towards Mushroom Tower as fast as you can, the flames roaring high behind you.

>Time passes

You curl into a ball inside the crevice you call home at cozy Mushroom Tower. The glowing, highly toxic mushrooms supply a steady light source, illuminating the cave floor for meters around you in dim blue-white light.

Not that you need it.

The cavern is illuminated by a pillar of flame several dozen meters high, the orangish white flames billowing smoke upwards as they consume the pile of highly flammable dung. Your tongue flicks out, tasting smoke and burning chitin on the air as you look over the notifications scrolling upwards at the corner of your vision

>LEVEL UP × 12
>SKILL UPDATES PENDING

It just keeps going...
>"WE KILLED A LOT OF STUFF"
Thank you [INSTINCT]

>Address your level up, that itch in your mind is annoying

>Rest. Sleepy full Snek

>Scout the area

>Practice a skill (which one)

>Other
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>>2668439
FUCK YEAH. FIRE SNEK.

you think we can evolve into a dragon?
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>>2668458
Great wyrm more likely.
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>>2668454
>Address your level up, that itch in your mind is annoying
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>>2668454
>Rest. Sleepy full Snek
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>>2668439
>>2668454
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izWv6n3QdDE

>Address your level up, that itch in your mind is annoying
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>>2668454
>make dinner
Do we still have that beetle? I want to lightly roast it and the mushroom to vomited. Maybe some heat will kill the poison.
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>>2668454
Not to mention the ones that die from the smoke.
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>>2668458
You could be a Wyrm? Or a Basilisk? Or any other giant Serpents but Growing wings and legs are beyond you unless you invest a bunch of points into it.
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>>2668454
>LEVEL UP × 12
Does this mean we just leveled up 12 times?
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>unless you invest a bunch of points into it.
Oh QM, guess what we're doing?
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>>2668481
Yep.
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>>2668478
What about multiple heads? What if we want to be a hydra?
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>>2668484
Holy fuck
We're gonna be huge
Guys let's get bigger.
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>>2668489
That would have to be a extremely wierd mutation and ill have to appropriately stat and cost it
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>>2668454

>>2668439

BWAHAHAHAHA FIRE! LAMBS TO THE COSMIC SLAUGHTER
Perfect... What if we "practice" our poisonous skill by eating a chunk of a mushroom and then going to sleep? We could roast one to see if that dampens the poison of the fungus and then swallow it.
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>>2668481
Killed all the things
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>>2668489
It would fit with the collective roleplay theme, one would be instincts, the other would be the MC and we are all the others.
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>>2668502
You can do that.
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>>2668502
I would be OK with this is we boost the regeneration skill high enough to out pass the poison damage

>>2668504
I like this idea. We can each have a head.
I'll be Greed, Desire, Avarice or something.
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>Address that headache
>wall of text incoming. Gimme a minute
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>>2668514
>>2668508
Guess what is able to eat mushrooms
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>>2668538
Us if we keep getting that sweet poison resistance
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You focus on the pounding, staticky, *itchy* headache in the farthest corner of your mind. You're kind of nervous to see exactly what the he'll you've unleashed on yourself, you don't know what the consequences of burning hundreds of giant bugs alive are. Mentally *clicking* on the barrier, your body falls away as your mind shoots upwards.

>Level 14 Mystical Serpent
>46/46 HP
>100/100 Mana
>Titles:Rare Beast, Flame Wyrm
>0/2,400 EXP
>Abilities:
>Flame Resistance I
>Poison Resistance I
>Toxicity I

>NEW ABILITIES GAINED!
>Elemental affinity I-Flame: Resist 50% flame damage. 1 Additional damage die on flame based attacks

>SKILLS UPGRADED!
>Flame Breathe VI: Deal 2d6 flame damage. -5 Mana
>Bite upgraded to Scorching Bite II: Deal 1d10 damage. Set foes alight on +5

Your updated stats scroll across your vision before being replaced by three flashing options along with a surprising number...
>Skill Points available:750

>PHYSICAL

>MYSTICAL

>COMBAT
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>>2668601
>MYSTICAL
I wanna get access to all the basic magic paths first.
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>>2668601
>COMBAT
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>>2668611
Also healing for immortality.
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>>2668601
I know I want Mind magic for 100, let's check out physical before combat
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>>2668601
>>PHYSICAL
Let's go with some basic attributes so we can be hardier.
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>>2668601
Heed me fellow players. if we save our points, just 250 more, we can obtain the spirit tree of the magic. and with it, maybe untold power! So many points. we just need to play it safe for a bit.
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>>2668626
Naaaaah we can get it later.
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>>2668611
Mystical if we must, but i recommend conserve for Soul magic under Mystical.

We magical snake.
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>>2668601
>>PHYSICAL
or
>COMBAT
not sure which one while give us an option that may give us DR, figure we can look at them maybe.
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>>2668632
Phsyical is your physical traits (size, teeth, eyes, senses, skin, etc)

Combat is attacks, skills, etc
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>>2668652
Definitely physical for me then.
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>>2668626
>>2668629
>>2668617

A soul is on sale! For the small price of $990, get your soul now!

"Mystical Snake" is so old fashioned. Become the snake you always wanted to be! Become a Mythical snake for meager $990!

No tax included.

Come on boys and girls! Let's save up for that sweet sweet trascendence!
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>>2668657
Listen to your friendly slime core! Why would I lie to you? I'd rather help you bloom and discover thy true self!
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>>2668601
MYSTICAL
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>MYSTICAL and PHYSICAL seem to be all tied up. Can I get some decisive votes??
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>>2668601
>>PHYSICAL
Good night y'all.
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>>2668669
BRUH YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE US A GLASS CANNON

>>2668673
PHYSICAL
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>>2668677
Not if we take lvls in rock magic and make some lava armour
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>>2668673
Can we go through both? If yes PHYSICAL
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>>2668673
The only decisive action we should get is save up now, and for only $980- argh screw it.

>PHYSICAL
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>>2668679
Yes, you can spend all the points you want to in one tree and then go to another
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>>2668682
Then it's settled.
I am hyped to see what it's available.
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>>2668538
I propose eating mushrooms. for xp
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>>2668713
Well, now we could eat a whole one and digest it too without much trouble.
It's probably not going to net us much, but we could get PR 2 and/or Toxicity 2
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>OP note, the costs for additional tiers in a skill/ability/spell/trait is double the cost of the previous tier. They start at 10 and go up from there (10>20>40>80>160>etc)

You mentally *click* on the large, blinking green and bold option of [PHYSICAL], the other options fading away into darkness as new ones rise up to the forefront of your minds eye.
>750 points available

>Size I: Increase your size, becoming not only physically stronger but more robust as well (HP+10): 10pnts

>Fangs I:Your teeth become larger and sharper, your jaw muscles stronger, allowing for more powerful biting attacks. +1 damage on Bite. 10pnts

>Skin I:Your scales and hide become tough and durable, negating 1 point of physical damage. 10pnts

>Senses I: Detect heat, taste scents, watch your prey in the dark. +1 on scouting/hunting and perception checks. 10pnts

>Muscle I: Your body becomes thick and strong, able to crack bone with the strength of your coils. +1 damage with Coil. 10pnts

>Legs I: Grow some stubby little legs that allow you to crawl/wriggle slightly better. 50pnts

>Wings: Not much use in a cave but being a flying serpent has its perks. + 2 to dodge rolls against groundbound opponents. 250pnts

>RESISTANCES: resist damage by becoming tougher against that thing

>Flame Resistance II: resist 2 points of fire damage. 40pnts

>Ice Resistance I: Resist 1 point of cold damage. 20pnts

>Poison Resistance II: Resist 2 points of poison damage. 40pnts

>Shock Resistance I: resist 1 point of shock damage

>Light Resistance I: Resist 1 point of Light damage. 20pnts

>Steel Resistance I: Resist 1 point of the damage caused by the weapons of humans. 20pnts
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>>2668727
More heads!
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>>2668731
Ahhh fuck me I forgot to add "Hydra" to the list. My bad.

>Hydra I: Grow an additional head. This is actually useful because now you can eat twice as much, bite twice and even use two different spells at once or the same one twice! 350Pnts
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>>2668727
Any chance we can also pull the magical one up and maybe the other one? We have alot of points to use and might as well see our options since I figure we will keep mystical rout mostly.
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>>2668727
Let's try to spend only 300 or so points, to save up for our Soul.

RESISTANCES could be trained by being exposed to it, like we did with poison.

I vote for

>Size I+II
>Senses I+II+III
>Wings
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>>2668727
>>Fangs I:Your teeth become larger and sharper, your jaw muscles stronger, allowing for more powerful biting attacks. +1 damage on Bite. 10pnts
Two levels of this

>>Skin I:Your scales and hide become tough and durable, negating 1 point of physical damage. 10pnts
Two levels of this also.

>>Senses I: Detect heat, taste scents, watch your prey in the dark. +1 on scouting/hunting and perception checks. 10pnts
I want three points in this. We're a snake unable to sense heat, this must be fixed.

>>Muscle I: Your body becomes thick and strong, able to crack bone with the strength of your coils. +1 damage with Coil. 10pnts
Another three levels of this.

>>Poison Resistance II: Resist 2 points of poison damage. 40pnts
One more level

>>Flame Resistance II: resist 2 points of fire damage. 40pnts
One more level of this.

I want a more rounding out, helps get a better idea of what everything does as well.
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>>2668733
I like the hydra one, but I want to save the rest for the mystical option, and save the left over for the- WAIT!

>Mind:100pnts
>Soul:1000pnts
WE CAN GET MIND
WHAT DOES MIND DO?
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>>2668734
Not at the same time no, trying to keep this vaguely organised. Sorry mane.
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>>2668743
Its knowledge. Lets you comprehend stuff and use the "Cursed Knowledge" to ask questions directly and get context on stuff.
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>>2668727
>Senses 2 (30)
>Skin 2 (30)
>Ice Resistance 1 (20)
>Steel Resistance 1 (20)

That's 100 points
Going for wyvern and taking wings sounds nice, and so does taking an additional head, but as they're much more expensive investments I'm gonna wait out a bit and see what you think.
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>>2668747
I'm supporting 100 points into mind. This cant hurt us in a dungeon.
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>>2668745
So if we want to pick another category we'll have to level up? Ok. How big are we now? Can we upgrade regeneration?

>>2668737
I agree with this Anon. Reserve the resistance for training.

I still want to get hydra and mind though.
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>>2668749
Plus if we have enough regeneration we won't have to worry about most of those yet. I doubt there are ice spitting monsters and humans in this cave.

>>2668747
How much for speech?
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>>2668737
This looks good, but I'm voting to get hydra with this.
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>>2668749
I'm definitely interested in a pair of legs and wings to become a wyvern at some point, but not quite yet.
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>>2668756
¿¡Speech!?

Hold your horses, Satan, we don't need no Eve to fool into sinning
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>>2668756
Speech is a ways into the mind tree. You can skip around this for the technically cheaper option of Soul and getting a Spirit Attendant for 500pnt
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>>2668751
Health Regen is in the Healing Magic tree. You're on physical amigo
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>>2668765
O-oh.

Well. If we get wings and a hydra head, that'll ring us up to 600 out of our 750. If we want to get mind that'll leave us with 50 points left over. But I think only I and one other Anon wouldn't mind getting MIND. Hmm...
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>>2668756
Regeneration is good, but no-selling is better.
The resistances can indeed wait for a while, I planned on getting them and then forgetting about it.

What we should rush is senses and either size or skin.
Or both.
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>>2668770
My bad.

>>2668780
I think. Hydra (350), wings (250) and 5 to size and scales (100)?

Maybe the MIND can be saves in favor for the soul.

Is hydra still a good option? I know everyone prefers wings over an additional head.
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What if we just save the points for SOUL? We're only 250 away.
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What is the obsession with getting another head? It sounds incredibly useless.
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Ill give you guys some time to argue this out. Ill check back in at 11 and pick whatever seems most popular.
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>>2668790
same
>>2668789
agreed.
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>>2668790
>Hydra I: Grow an additional head. This is actually useful because now you can eat twice as much, bite twice and even use two different spells at once or the same one twice! 350Pnts
It means double the actions
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>>2668786
>>2668790
Hydra basically doubles our sneks action economy in combat seeing as we don't have arms. Overall letting us be twice as effective in combat in regards to killing things or casting spells.
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>>2668798
I'd rather wings and a pair of legs.
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>>2668786
I defend my stance on increasing our size and amping up senses. I ended up finding the wings a tad excessive now.

>>2668737

Reducing my vote to

>Size I+II
>Muscle I
>Senses I+II+III

I feel this way we become a propper snake. Large enough to be something, a lil' muscle to react faster and carry our weight BUT! the cherry on top are the senses. I can even support sharper ones.


Also, thinking abut it, this thread got so popular because the Isekai is about an snake. I'd like to keep that spirit for a longer while. I mean it! A snake. It can't get more original than that and turning into a dragon or a wyvern makes the quest less... unique. So far we are surviving against insects and bats. QM managed to make a mundane dungeon into an interesting one.
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How about we save our points and start killing things and see how things go? Then when we level up we can decide if we want to level up or immediately invest into something.

Gotta get that soul train.
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>>2668804
Imma vote for this. Basics are good.
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>>2668804
In the end, I'd really like to opt to save up points, continue being week for the meanwhile, seeing what other surprise QM has for us and getting SOUL to explore whatever mechanic he has prepared
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>>2668804
I mean, we naturally grow larger as we level up, so there's that....
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>>2668804
>>Senses I+II+III
This one is a definite must.
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>>2668727
>Size I: Increase your size, becoming not only physically stronger but more robust as well (HP+10): 10pnts
Once 10
>>Fangs I:Your teeth become larger and sharper, your jaw muscles stronger, allowing for more powerful biting attacks. +1 damage on Bite. 10pnts
Once 10
>>Skin I:Your scales and hide become tough and durable, negating 1 point of physical damage. 10pnts
Twice 10 20=30
>>Senses I: Detect heat, taste scents, watch your prey in the dark. +1 on scouting/hunting and perception checks. 10pnts
Twice 10 20 =30
>>Muscle I: Your body becomes thick and strong, able to crack bone with the strength of your coils. +1 damage with Coil. 10pnts
Twice 10 20= 30
>>Legs I: Grow some stubby little legs that allow you to crawl/wriggle slightly better. 50pnts
Twice for 4 legs (arm and legs) =100
>>Wings: Not much use in a cave but being a flying serpent has its perks. + 2 to dodge rolls against groundbound opponents. 250pnts

Just joined in but I honestly think spending on all these physical traits and takibg a couple of tiers on each is a good idea to build a stronger all around creature. Flight is super useful and wing can even be used for defence. I saw some anons being hesitant on limbs and I get it but I also feel we're taking for granted just how useful hand and legs are, especial with improved muscle and scales to rip and crush enemies with. Sense are super important too, when surviving alone in an incrediably hoatile area. This would be 460 points all together, leaving us 290 points, more than enough to buy more mystical abilities and improve what we have too.
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The thing is, wouldn't some of our mystical abilities scale with our size? Such as fire breathing?
Before our fire breath reached about six inches, now with us significantly larger it should reach several feet, correct?
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>>2668827
This looks good for making us ascend past danger noodle status, then we can get mind and a few other mystic upgrades after.
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>>2668836
Probably
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>>2668836
You're significantly larger but not as much as you would think. *HOW* you get that exp decides how you grow. You do physical things? Get a lot bigger and more robust. Do magical things? Get more mana and a little bigger. You're just under two feet long now at level 14 (leveling almost entirely on Fire Magic)
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>>2668851
>(leveling almost entirely on Fire Magic)
Yep, we definitely shooting for dat dragon image now my dudes.
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>>2668851
SAAAAAAAAVE
Or get another head.
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>>2668862
save. Lets play it cautious. we are almost to a very powerful payday.
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>>2668727
I vote for saving dat exp for soul.
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>>2668920
Supported.
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We could wrap things up for today making up three choises.

1) Save it all.
2) Expend it all in wings + limbs to become dragonling
3) Expend moderately to become a rounded up robust snake, where senses III is the agreed thing while Size and Strenght follow suit.
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>>2668924
>fuck. Shame when I didn't realize my post went through. forgiveness please.
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>>2668926
Save
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1) Save it all, leave upgrade menu

2) Expend it all no wings + limbs to become dragonling

3) Expend moderately to become a rounded up robust snake, where senses III is the agreed thing while Size and Strength follow suit, return to upgrade main menu

>No muscle sneks, go to upgrade main menu.

Serious business now. I need to know. What are we doing?!?!
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>>2668827
I'm agreeing with this. Wings are USEFUL. With those alone, we could cross over pitfalls, and other traps, or simply fly over most enemies that we aren't strong enough to take on yet.

Let's go over this choice. Size? 46 hp could use more. Fangs? Also useful. Extra damage for bite, plus we've got a fire bite now? Useful. Skin and Muscle? Kind of useful, but I'm not sure we need it NOW. Senses... definitely useful. As we are, we NEED more ability to see. Legs... lets us have clawed arms and hind legs in the future, and being able to burrow, or use them for leverage IS useful. Wings? Flight, plus being able to make a burrow above the bats, up to and including dropping massive amounts of ceiling on some, then burrowing in for dinner for dinner, we have +2 to dodge rolls against opponents that can't fly. That is extremely useful. Add in that flying animals in real life tend to pick up nuts, etc. and drop them, we'd be avoiding being dropped from a high height if the bats DO get us. We'd still have to outfly them, but we could practice that in another part of the cave.
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>>2668937
Man, I messed up for part of this, or it typoed somehow.

Still, CursedQM, I'd say we go for 2, and go for the plan I was quoting.
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>>2668935
I say go for 3 where we go with my idea here>>2668827 plus if anons want we can either by mind and/or otger mystical upgrades or bank the 290 for later.
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>>2668935
Save. Gotta have me that Dark Soul.
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>>2668935
1) Save it all, leave upgrade menu
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>>2668935
Supporting Anons idea>>2668948
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>>2668926
1) Sabe it :DDDD
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>>2668935
3
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>>2668935
1)

Let's enjoy being simple for a while longer.
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>>2668958
meant to reply to >>2668935
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>>2668955
>>2668949
You voted twice anon
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>>2668978
I know that. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to pick one if the unnerved options or suggest my own.
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>>2668949
Save
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>>2668983
*pick one of the numbered
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>Save Seems to be the winner. Don't worry anons, you can access your upgrade menu at any time as long as you have skill points.

While so many of the options are tantalizing, namely Legs, Wings, HYDRA(?!), you really were intrigued by the Soul option in the Mystical tree. You imagine something that interesting cant be a wasted investment. Deciding to save your points for now, you mentally *click* out of the Upgrade menu, your stats flashing across your minds eye one more time.

>Level 14 Mystical Serpent
>46/46 HP
>100/100 Mana
>Titles: Rare Beast, Fire Wyrm
>750 Skill points
>Abilities:
>Elemental Affinity:Flame
>Flame Resist I
>Poison Resist I
>Toxicity I
>Health Regen I
>Spells:
>Flame Breathe VI
>Earth Manipulation I
>Minor Heal II
>Attacks:
>Scorching Bite II
>Coil I
>Lunge I
>Tail Whip I

The world bleeds back into view with shocking suddenness, the text of your upgrade menu not even leaving a afterimage in your minds eye as its gone in the space between heartbeats. You wriggle a bit, the crevice you find yourself in suddenly much too cramped for comfort, what was more than big enough when you clocked out. From the multiple rustling around you and the shiny softness of your scales you can estimate that you've grown and shed your skin... At least twelve times.

After a subtle flex of Earth Manipulation, your crevice expands just enough for you to rest comfortably, the walls snug but not uncomfortably so. The layers of shed skins, your hide now taking on a faint reddish hue, form a comfortable bed, rustling softly as you wriggle into the soft mat. From the chittering above you and the still heavy tang of burning guano on the air, you can tell the bats are back and the shit pyre is still burning merrily.

>practice a skill or spell

>Stealthily look for some food.

>Improve Mushroom Tower (how)

>Scout (North, South, East, West)

>Other
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>>2669057
>practice a skill or spell
If we're not spending points than let's experiment and see if we can improve our earth manipulation naturally trough training.
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>>2669057
>>Scout (North, South, East, West)
Towards the mouth of the cave. I want to see what we're working with in the outside world.
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>>2669057
>Improve Mushroom Tower (how)
Make it grow. Grow up into a mushroom Spire, that we may eventually strike at our hated enemies....the bats. We will spew fire and dust at them, and feast on their flappy bullshit.

We do this in the name of the battle toad.
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>>2669057
Practice earth manipulation and improve the mushroom tower.
Let's make the tower taller, and the interior deeper. We will grab some mushrooms from the outside and bring them inside to make more lighting. If we can keep it let's use earth manipulation to bring soil inside.
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>>2669070
Oh, I like this idea. Cultivating the flora in the cavern to better suit ourselves. Make it OUR lair.
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>Use Earth Manipulation I to make Mushroom Tower taller, the interior deeper and bring in mushrooms for lighting/food
>roll me 1d20 pls. DC8. Bo3
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>2669093
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>2669093
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>2669093
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>2669093
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>>2669095
That was dangerously close to a Crit fail.
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>18>DC8
>Gained Earth Manipulation II! Manipulate moderate amounts of stone and earth. 10 Mana per use
>+50EXP
>50/2400EXP
>90/100 Mana

Over the next few hours you spend your energy improving mushroom tower. Flexing your magical muscles, you use Earth Manipulation to mold the stone like clay with your mind, widening and deepening the crevice into a hollow encompassing the entire interior of the pillar. The excess stone has to go somewhere so you push the entire ceiling of the pillar upward, using the leftover stone from the interior to increase the overall height.

By the time you are finished, mushroom tower stands at least ten feet tall at its apex, the flat, slightly bowl shaped cap of the pillar filled with a small pool of water dripping from the ceiling. Using Earth Manipulation, you bring in some of the nutrient rich soil from the slopes of the pillar, relocating some of thr smaller mushrooms into alcoves set into the stone walls. Their dim glow brings a appreciable amount of light to your newly renovated home and you wriggle happily into the bowl shaped hollow filled with your shed skins, the scaly strips the softest material you have access too.

All those hours of playing Block Miner Simulator have finally paid off!
"Ssssss!"

>rest. Get some sleep and get more work done tomorrow when the bats are gone

>Practice a skill/ability/Spells

>Scout (North, South, East or West)

>Look for food.

>other
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>>2669147
I want to take a shot at one of the bats. Can we use our tail to wrap around a piece of rock and see if we can throw it at the ceiling of the cave? I have doubts of success but I want to try anyways.
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>>2669147
Eat more glowing mushrooms, we need to build up that poison immunity.
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>>2669147
We now have a super cozy snake tower.

>>2669155
Do this. Chew on a few mushrooms, we poison serpent now. Can we make our fire toxic? Maybe the smoke we spew toxic?
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>>2669158
We spir flame and surfur or smoke?
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>>2669152
Unless you're part catapult, that would be hard. You could try to draw the attention of one by looking like a target
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>>2669165
Moving to the entrance of our hidey hole and spamming like we have a seizure. That typically draws attention.
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>>2669177
>>2669165
In addition to eating mushrooms, I propose a few traps. We are snek, but we are magic. Lets use that.

trap 1. Guillotine. An obvious hole in our tower, or perhaps we put to use our former pancake camp, and when an enemy comes in, we detach a sharp and very heavy stone blade from the wall or ceiling.

trap 2. its a tunnel. full of inward facing spikes up to a point where they are reversed. easy for snek. not for bat. We lure bats into our murder hole, they fly in, hit spines, panic, fly backwards, get stabbed more. we blast with fire, enjoy crispy bat.

lets eat mushrooms and make traps.
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>Headed to bed for now anons, I require the restful OP sleps. This will resume in the morning! If there are any comments/criticisms/thoughts/relevant art, feel free to throw it at me now. Over 600 posts in just over two days is amazing and im glad to have such involvement in something that was supposed to be a fun times intermission quest. As always, stay awesome guys!
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>>2669190
i would suggest you stop being a normal and reasonable human being and suvrive off of coffee so that the quest never ever stops.

Otherwise, very nicely done, decent writing and math works, a good variety of options but there could have been some more explination for some of the starting options. most were self explanitory but wording like "mystical" and "massive" are have a bit of wiggle room in how they can be interpreted. Like how big is massive? if we are a tiny snake a human might say that 3 feet is massive, or a bassalisk at nearly 100 meters is massive.

Overall well run and i enjoyed the remnants of our human psyche and its hissing. thats just funny to read.
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>>2669188
Trap #1 I'm having a hard time envisioning functioning without a wire mechanism or whatever your idea for it is. The only way I can see it working is if we make a vertical slide for the Guillotine, with a long stone dowel or pipe to prop it up with the only means of triggering it is manually or hoping whatever chases us breaks it.

Trap two is....I don't fucking know. your idea for #2 makes me frustrated.

But yeah let's get fucked up on more shrooms.
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>>2669211
Its like a pitcher plant put on it's side and no acid. just murder.

Fine spines go with the flow until you try to back out. There is a point in the tunnel where the spines stop advancement by facing towards the intruder. Once the intruder tries to back up, it gets stabbed.
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>>2669190
So I've been wondering... is this loosely based off of So I'm a Spider, So What? Because the upgrade system seems to be slightly similar, as well as the overall premise of the quest.
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>>2669261
This makes more sense.
Now the issue with both our plans is, how are we going to apply all of this? Are we going to make these tunnels underground or make a new home in the wall?
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I do hope anons keep with the snake theme.
Being a fire and earth snake who burrows through the ground to erupt in a spray of magma would be glorious. Besides, snakes lost their limbs because it helped them be quicker through difficult terrain, so until we get much much larger theres not much point to them for us.
We need to get more muscle mass as soon as we can as well, going boa constrictor on something will be well worth the effort.
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>>2669323
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiuhcoatl

Plus theres plenty of more interesting mythologies to explore as a snek.
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>>2669262
Cursed also ran Undead Quest back in the day before some stuff happened and he had to abandon it. Upgrade system was basically the same but tweaked for a badass vampire lord instead of snek.
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>>2669422
He also ran Xenoquest way back when.
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Cursed is a man of fine tastes I see

>>2669422
>>2669447

Damm I am eager to what happens now.

>>2669147
>other

Munch some mushroms and try to sleep the poison off, while waiting for the bats to leave the cave. Two bettles in one chomp! Two birds with one stone.

Also, I wonder if we are large enough to begin eating tasty things like mammals instead of icky bugs.

Actually... SCREW IT!

>OTHER

SCOUT EAST LOOKING FOR THE CENTIPEDE COUPLE THAT MURDERED OUR MOTHER AND BRETHERN
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>>2669501
support me, REEEEEE

We shall vanquish the centipede from this cave!
Deus Vult!
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>>2669147
Eat more mushrooms for more toxicity and poison resistance
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>>2669501
Need more resistances before we do that freindo.
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>>2669501
We probably might have had a chance at revenge if we actually spent points on upgrades to become super snek.
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>>2669501
If we spend some of those SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY skill points, I'd be all in.

If we pick up wings, we could probably do strafing runs with fire breath.
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>>2669501
>>2669508
>We shall vanquish the centipede from this cave!
I don't think we're ready for that just yet. It's bit of a blancing act, to be honsest. We need to go there for revenge early enough that the Cenitipede couple's young don't hatch/grow too strong to deal with, but late enough to stand a chance in fighting them.
>>2669519
Supporting. We should probably eat the same amount we did last time, we have the HP to tank the poison damage even without counting in our passive health regen.
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>>2669501
i agree on the point of eat a mouthful, survive, sleep rinse and repeat
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>>2669529
We just tough it out
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>>2669147
>Store our skins in our stone hide out
Then >>2669501
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>>2669422
Ah, alrighty. Thanks for the confirmation.
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>Eat mushrooms and tough it out!
>Train Poison Resist, Toxicity and Health Regen
>Roll me 3d20, Bo3, DC8
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Rolled 14, 6, 14 = 34 (3d20)

>>2669707
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Rolled 4, 10, 6 = 20 (3d20)

>>2669707
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>2669707
Lets goooo
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Rolled 5, 14, 3 = 22 (3d20)

>>2669707
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>>2669712
I did it wrong :(
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>>2669716
its okay anon, we got shit done anyway
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Look at all of these 14's
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Rolled 9, 14, 11 = 34 (3d20)

>>2669707
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We're just swimming in 14's

So what's the general plan?
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>>2669709
>>2669711
>>2669714
So 14,14
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>>2669745
Our lucky number is 14, its now canon.
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hmp. I will be patient, then. B-but we are killing centipedes, right?
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>>2669780
Of course. But in the meantime we can play hunt the pede larva/kiddys.
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>14>DC8. Gained Poison Resistance II! Resist 2 points poison damage
>14>DC8. Gained Toxicity II! Deal 1d10+2 to enemies that bite or swallow for 4 Turns!
>14>DC8. Gained Health Regen II! +2HP per turn when not in combat
>+150EXP
>200/2400EXP

You curl into a ball inside your newly renovated home, enjoying the glow of the mushrooms and the fluttering wingbeats of the moths. From what you can tell, they are attracted to the glow of the mushrooms and nothing else, they don't feed on the fungus. From what you can see, nothing does. Everything seems to fear the agonizing pain caused by the final toxin.

Looking over your stat list, you can't help but think as you ponder the blinking text of [TOXICITY I]. Maybe if you just eat a few and let your Health Regeneration handle the toxin, riding out the worst of it, you'll improve that toxicity? If you inundate yourself with that agonizing poison, nothing will want to eat you will it? And perhaps your [POISON RESIST I] will rank up as well? Avoiding the perils of venomous fangs could be a bit helpful couldn't it?

Worth a fucking shot.
"Sssssss"

Poking your head out from the rounded entrance to your hollow Pillar, you gingerly take a mushroom into your jaws, your fangs sinking into the soft flesh of the fungus. Depositing it in your bowl shaped bed, you look at the glowing shroom uneasily, [INSTINCT] muttering uneasily as your tongue flicks out, almost touching the mushroom.

This is gonna fucking SUCK
"sssssssSSSSS!"

Opening your jaws wide, you gingerly pick up the mushroom, steeling yourself for the impending unpleasantness. [INSTINCT] kicks down the door of the mental cage you frequently stuff it into, yanking away control of the jaws and throat from you, it deftly unhinges the jaws, your throat muscles forcing the mushroom down your gullet like a oversized pill.

Dear fuck its like swallowing a basketball.
"Sssssss....urp....ssss"

Coiling into a ball, you await the agony.

It doesn't take long.

>hours pass

You lie in a limp pile, your head tucked under one of your coils as your tail flicks unhappily. The roiling in your stomach has finally faded, the mind numbing pain finally drifting away. You had thrashed, failed, drooled thick foam and contemplated death several times but you had toughed it out. You'd rode the wave of pain like a pro surfer and came out the other side a stronger snake.

Still though, that fucking sucked.

>Rest, sleepy Snek

>go get some food

>Train a skill/ability/Spells

>Scout

>Improve Mushroom Tower

>other
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>>2669796
>>Rest, sleepy Snek
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>>2669796
>>Rest, sleepy Snek
We need some rest after that ordeal. Recovery is needed.
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>>2669796
>Rest, sleepy Snek
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>>2669796
>sleepy Snek
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>>2669796
>Rest, sleepy Snek

Let's sleep that off, we'll feel better in the "morning"
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>>2669796
>put our skin in our old home with our original skin
Then
>Rest, sleepy Snek
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>Sleepy Snek

Curling into a ball, you wearily tuck your head into the safety of your coils, shutting out the dim light of the mushrooms. Your shed skins make a surprisingly comfortable bed and you quickly drift off, wriggling in your sleep as you dream of burning spiders and angel winged serpents hissing praises to the Tiny Snake God.

>Hours pass

*rustle*
*rustlerustle*
*clickclickclick*

Nnnnggggggh go away...
"Sssss....."

*rustlerustlerustle*
*clickclickclickclick*

Five more minutes....
"ssssss....sssss"

*clickclickclick*
"Screeee!"

>WAKE UP!!! WAKE UP! NOISE! DANGER! THINGS! THINGS MOVING!"
Screams [INSTINCT], mentally shoving you out of bed and holding a airhorn in each hand.

Jerking awake, you wearily attempt to focus as [INSTINCT] jabbers at you, adrenaline pumping through your body as you jerk your head around, searching for the source of the threat.

Oh. That's not good.
"Sssssss!"

The entrance to your hollow is covered with strands of a silky white substance, the material looking for all the world like... Spiders silk. Legs tap on the stone of your hollowed home, fangs clack in ravenous angry hunger and spinnarets hiss as they entomb your hollow with dozens of layers of silk.

>What do?
>>
Anyone else picturing that one scene from trainspotting?
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I vote snek uses DIG
Pops up from nowhere, vietnam style, and blasts the spider with our fire
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>>2669904
>What do?
Fire breath everywhere and burn them all in the inferno. Then sink into the ground with earth magic until everything dies.
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>>2669904
>BURN
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>>2669911
This 100 percent.
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>>2669904
Seal the entrances with stone, burrow down the spire middle and then make a new entrance somewhere else. Might take a while but eh.

Then we can see about spider fry up.
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Also god damnit I realized we will probably burn our skins doing this.
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>>2669926
Well its one way to train fire resistance and regen.
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>>2669904
>>2669917
second.
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>Viet-Snek edition
>Flame Breathe VI! -5 Mana
>Earth Manipulation II! -10 Mana
>85/100 Mana.
>Roll me 2d20, DC 10 and 8
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