You are Qualo the Spider DemonPart 1 >>3392487LAST TIME ON QUALO'S QUEST>You woke form a 1000 year slumber after being defeated by humans, now you wake to seewhat once was your domain controlled by human civilisations>You slowly started to regain power by absorbing strong creature-s souls>You have the natural ability to shoot webs and the aquired abilities to shoot fire from a retractable tail and dash at incredible speeds for short distances>You found your once demon brother Vaastar now allied with humans, it seems demons don-t rule the land anymore, you had to flee him as the fight was way too dangerous>You started climbing a mountain looking for foesAfter an uneventfull climb you reach an intersection where you have 3 possible roads, the main mountain trail, a small sub/trail decorated by skulls and blood and a cave you can acces wit a small climbWhat do you do?
>>3418036it's back, bitchesinvestigate cave
>>3418036Go with the cave
>>3418073>>3418102>>3418111You go into the cave and there's two paths for you to explore, one is dark, almost too dark for you to see, you feel a strong power in your telepathic senses.The other is iluminated by glowing crystals, you can hear the screeches of critters from this way, by the direction of the path you guess that this path leads back into the surface eventually.
>>3418137To the darkWe can use our tail fire as a light source
>>3418155Agreed, we're a walking nightlight
>>3418155>>3418188You crawl in the narrow caves as they widen and widen, the psychic frequencies become louder and louder, you walk thru a big chamber when you start to feel a presence nearby but you still feel the powerfull creature is not the one lurking in the shadows, when you get to a point in the room where you can't see any of the wall, the center of the rrom you feel, you see a glimpse of a creature brightened by your fire, it quickly dashes into the dark.You feel it's bloodthirst.
>>3418209Yeaaaah no, back up and check out that crystal tunnelMaybe eat a crystal
>>3418215Supporting It might follow us back but we atleast will have the light
>>3418215>>3418221You bolt across the room as fast as you can, heading the same direction you came in.But when yo get to the place you thought the exit would be at you only find a wall, you could've swore this was the right way.Before you even manage to assess the situation your leg gets slashed from behind you, causing a minor wound.You turn around to face the creature but it already returned into the darkness, you only see a faint silhouette.
>>3418303What a dickweaselKeep our back to the wall and our tail ready, sidestep along the wall until we hit the exit
>>3418338(sorry for taking so long I was eating)You hug the walls and walk looking for the exit, it seems the creatures don't wanna get close to the light.You find the exit
>>3418410No probs my man, going to bed soon thoughAnd leave the dark part, check out glowy rock tunnel
>>3418496(Again sorry for taking so long)You Continue turther down the tunnel, you've had your fire tail on for a long while so when you get close eough to the entrance you instinctively turn it off, at the ixact moment from the ceiling jumps the creature in front of you blocking your passage to the exit of the cave, and from behind you you feel another predator's observant gaze.
>>3418794No probTry communicating with these beasts and turn the tail light back on. Be prepared to defend ourselves from the front and behind.
>>3418812You try to comunicate with the creatures, you manage to connect with their mind but their thoughts are those of a mindless beast, you realize these must be lesser demon, probably controlled by the demon whose powerfull energy brought you to this cave.The creature behind you lunges at you when it sees you distracted, you quickly retaliate with your flames, the creature seems terrified of the fire, you easily have the time to raposte and jab one of your legs into it's body.
>>3418971Terrified of fire? That's good news for us. Start shouting fire at every one of the creatures while making it towards the crystal tunnel.
>>3418978You use your fire to scare the creature blocking your path and lead it in the other direction.The lesser demon crawls around the roof retreating to his ally and you rush past him swiftly finding yourself near the cave entrance.When you get here you faintly hear a demon's voice in your head."All minions come to me, I need protection"The roaring of demon noices flood the psychic frequencies, from the distances you realize that you'd be able to get to the Demon faster than his minions could come to his aid, is the risk worth it?
>>3419080Fuck it, we must show them who the alpha demon of this place is, get him
>>3419852>>3419822I'll be doing this later today!
>>3419822We need a victory after mr owl became a bitch
>>3419822>>3419852>>3419870(I didn this on a break at my university, in a few hours I'll have ful free time)You hswifty head back into the darkness guiding yourself by the sound of the telepathic voice, you find yourself in the cave where you encountered the creatures but they're nowhere to be seen, they must be the other demonic voices you hear close to the boss.Inspecting the wall opposite to the entrance you find a tunnel leading from the wall and after crossing it you find yourself into some kind of temple structure, this must be the lair of your new enemy.After trekking theu a few halls you find the door to the chamber where the demon lies, what's your plan?
>>3420783Scratch that they just cancelled my class I'm free to continue as long as I want!
>>3420783Can we sense what type of demon this is? Any familiarity or similarity to types/powers/individuals we know?
>>3420800Supporting It might be one of our friends from the olden days. Maybe this one won't betray us.
(I really enjoyed this move I got to do a weird ass image)>>3420800>>3420817Before you make your attack you think about the possible nature of the demon, he's commanding dozens of lesser demons so he most likely is a summoner, a demon that user the souls he collects not to make himself stronger but to make lesser demons and strengthen them.This demon's voice doesn't match any of the summoners that lived in your lands, this makes you remember your friend and general Khastose who fell protecting your lands, after his demon army got taken out, he kept fighting to the very last moment even if his strength was small.
>>3420984Khastose, you sound like a broWe will always remember youIs the door to the temple thing unlocked? Or easy to break down at least? Keep our tail ready
>>3421044You come close to the door to inspect it tail at the ready, when you get close to it slides upwards, you don't know if this was automatic or your presence is already known.You peak your head inside to investigate, there's a small room connecting the room hall where the room is to a bigger chamber, you enter to get a better look and see his silhouette in inside, you don't know if he knows you're there, he's still comunicating with his minions, getting hastier with his commands to come to aid him.The door closes behind you, there's no going back now.
>>3421191Continue sneaking forward. Let's see who this guy really is.
>>3421452You get a closer look into the other room, You've never seen this demon before, there's a few shadows shifting in the backround, looks like the same creatures form before.
>>3421555Set him on fire
>>3422015Fuck this summoner guy, supportWatch out for his own flame thing, might be trouble
>>3423012>>3422015>>3422899You enter the chamber tail at the ready to attack, you rush towards the demon, you quickly leap into the air.Mere seconds after entering the chamber you get attacked mid-jump, one of the creatures deflects your tail with a swipe.You retreat to the ground, the creature goes back to crawling in the roof and walls of the chambers, you get a telepathic message, it's the summoner."Retreat now, this mountain belongs to Randoth the Crab Demon"
>>3423487No, you bow down to Great Qualo the Spider Demon, this was and still is my domain! Just because I had a nap doesn't mean its free for grabs>Randomly spew fires through the chamber to draw out his minion
>>3423519Supporting >>3423487Did you lose your balls just like the owl?
>>3423519>>3423556"No, you bow down to me Qualo the Spider Demon, this was and still is my domain, I've taken it by force before and I'll take it again from the likes of you""So you are Qualo, I've heard tales about you, a powerfull demon that got defeated at full strength by a single human in combat, you really live up to the tale weakling""Watch your insolence, if you are a demon from this time you don't even know what true demonhood is, so tell me are you another one of human's whipped allies, or do you just cower in fear in this mountain waiting for your execution.Before Randoth gets another word in you unleash a stream of fire in every direction."As to my power" you continue,"My power is enough to kill every lesser demon that's ever existed, and you are quite lesser yourself.The creature that attacked you escapes at the sights of your fire, your fire also burns some other creature that was cloaked right beside you about to attack you.
>>3423671Continue the advance towards the crab while shooting fire everywhere. Are all demons like you? Hiding or allying with those humans. They are meant to be subjected not masters.
>>3423677>>3421044You make your way across the room filling every corner with fire, the claw wielding lesser demons try to get close to you but they are too afraid of the fire to attack, the invisible demon flees the room whimpering."Is this all your creatures can do? have they even fought a day in their life? or do they just hunt down the mountain's critters for you to feed on?"Randoth starts to back away slowly."There was once a demon named Khastose, have you heard tales of him too? he could summon from a rat's soul a demon strong enough to rip you to shreds, your mere existance is an insult to him"At this point the Crab Demon jolts behind a pillar and turns on his fire, he quickly summons a few sprites, they seem pityfull to you, one tries to fire a energy shot at you but it completely misses."Are all demons left like you? Brittle cowards afraid of what once was my livestock or spineless whores with no dignity that would do the human's bidding for the rest of their live just to avoid fighting for a day?"At this point a few of the energy blasts make contact with you, you don't even feel them."Is this what's left of the great demon race?"At this point the demons open his eyes to find the world on fire and you standing right next to him, all his creations vanished in flames.He mutters "Please ......."
>>3423794Bend the knee coward and repent for your weakness. This mountain now belongs to ME. Spray a bit of fire into the air for dramatic effect
>>3424018"Bend the knee coward and repent your weakness. This mountain now belongs to ME""Yes my lord, this mountain is righteously your domain, but...""BUT WHAT""But I must make you aware that I only ever controlled the underground to the mountain, it's the only think I was ever capable of conquering, on the outside there'sa few things that still stand over your dominion"He continues "There's a trail on the side of the mountain that's controlled by a clan of savage ogres, humans don't even dare cross it, nobody ever comes back, there's also the tower at the top of the mountain that's controlled by a mad wizard, to get there you'd either have to cross the ogre trail or cross the main path, where a group of bandits and mercenaries have set up camp."After a short pause "I must ask my lord, what do you plan to happen to me?"
>>3424195Since you bowed down to me, I will be kind and make your death quick.
>>3424204absorb that poewr
>>3424204>>3424466Support, kill and absorbI don't trust this guy one inch
>>3424204>>3424466>>3424541Darn, we should start rebuilding our demon army at some point, but oh well, we'll likely find another summoner eventually
>>3424626This guy seems like a total backstabbing wuss, I'd rather get a weaker but loyal subordinate and train them up than trust this guy. The second we send him against someone too strong, he'll be sucking up to them instead
>>3424204>>3424466>>3424541>>3424626>>3424641"You, I'll be mercifull to you"You step forward"And give you a quick and pailess death"You jab your leg into the demon's eye and push it out splattering demon blood everywhere, you absorb the soul of the fallen.You feel like it's a weak soul even weaker than you expected, you get the ability to summon weak ranged or melee creatures to aid you in battle.You leave the lair and return back to the mountain, you have work to do to in your new domain.Where do you head to first?
>>3424661Okay first up, what's with the green fire stuff? Is it magical? Can we eat it?
>>3424661Take the path to the mercs and bandits
I'm heading off to uni btw now, will continue later today my dudes
>>3424661Lets sneak on ogres, perhaps we could trick one of them to fall off cliff and absorb his soul and become STRONK>>3424641Good point
>>3424666>>3424675>>3424738(I flipped a coin between the two suggestion and >>3424675 won)You made your way out of the cave, you noticed that the caves seemed much more barren without shifting creatures in the shadows and all the green fire torches had burnt out, they most likely were linked to Randoth.You make your way out of the cave and follow the path for about an hour, you find the bandit settlement by the time of sunset, you get an advantage point and see two bandits, one in the camp gazing out into the fields and one that seems to be leaving the camp, there's two buildings, a tent and an unlit fire.
>>3424978Start sneaking into the camp.
>>3425062You go down and sneak to a rock near the camp, they seem to have picked ths spot because it has clear space all around it so there's nothing closer to hide against without having to cross a big openn space.From where you are you can see there's atleast one more person inside the house , the man standing near the edge is still there and the man leaving the camp is still walking rather clumsily, almost stumbling.
>>3425865Wait till the man leaving the camp finally leaves. Once he does summon a few of our ranged creatures and shoot the man in the back multiple times until he either falls off or dies. If we have to we can shoot a little fire bolt from our tail.
>>3425969Support, testing out our new abilities.
>>3425969>>3425973>>3426103(Sorry to have taken so long I had a lot of fun drawing this page so I took a bit too much time)You follow the stumbling man outside of his allie's possible line of sight, his crusade was merely to take a piss.You summon a few of creatures with your newly obtained power and make a firing squad to the man's back, he's completely oblivious even when you're just a few meters away form him, after the shots are fired he clumsily turns around from the sound of energy cutting the air and all the shots land on him.You hear the cracking of bone from the two shots that got him in the chest, he falls backwards and bangs his head against the rocks and coughs up blood, he quickly reaches for his knife when he comes to cognition but as he tries to stand up he realizes his right lg has been rendered completely useless.
>>3426256Okay guys, do we finish him off or question him first?
>>3426722Yeah, lets question him, first we must web him
>>3426722>>3426773Yeah web him and question him.>>3426256Ask the bandit about the current state of affairs of the land and why all the demons are trash now.
>>3426775>>3426773>>3426722You encase the man in web swiftly, you telepathically question the man, being conneced to a human mind sickens you."What's happened to this land mortal?""Uhh the sun's fuckin' setting if that's what you mean"The man is clearly completely off his mind, he seems to have been drinking some kind of mind altering human substance."What's happened to the demons why are they in sucha sad state? answer seriously or die""Ah so you're one of those fuckin' demon things get over here imma get me some of that fuckin' demonhunter cash"He starts swinging his knife limply, it's a sad pathetic attempt."Those heavenward fuckers gon' make me fuckin' rich imma be fuckin' swimming in bitches, come fight me you spider fuck"Every time he speaks more blood comes out from his hood, he doesn't even reaize he could be comunicating telepathically.
>>3426959Tell him he can kill us in a minute, what does heavenward mean, and where would he hand our body in?
>>3427102You step closer to the wounded man, from this distance he can barel reach you with his blade, this rallies him up, he's swinging more vividly."What is this heavenward you speak of, answer and yyou'll get your chance to kill me""Those fuckers that hang around those ugly fuckin' flags everwhere, they got all the demon hunters on their payroll always talkin' bout' heaven and angels and all that shite.""Where is their base?""Fuckin' beats me, I've seen atleast a dozen of their keeps, they'd stick a flag up your ass and claim you sacred land if they were here"As the man speaks you can visuallize his memories, they are all slurred and useless to you, except one, you've seen this sigil before, like something buried in your memory.
>>3427157Ask him how many bandits there is and where they are. After that we can kill him. We know that we have some old enemies to deal with though.
>>3427157Try to remember where we've seen it before
>>3427580>>3427906(got back from uni so from now on I could go all night doing this if people keep replying)You try to remember where you've seen the sigil, you remember your dream you had at the forest, the flag at the bridge near the mountain's entrance and the flag planted on top of Khastose's dead body.You feel there's more but your memory is very faint on what happened before you woke form your 1000 year slumber."Aye you gonna let me kill ya or not you big-eyed freak""First tell me how many allies do you have""Ya know what? fuck that man I already answered your fuckin' shite questions, I ain't betrayin' my brothers so if ya gonna kill me just fuckin' do it"
>>3428360Just knock him out and go for the other one. Web him and interrogate him since he might not be drunk.
>>3428360Go closer and let him swing at us a few times, we promised and we should keep that promise. He won't hit us anyway, he's drunk.
Fuck my computer crashed when I was almost done with the image, it was really god tooSorry if I take a while longer :(
>>3428661You are forgiven >>3428565We can combine the two
>>3428467>>3428565>>3428710(Finaaaally, sorry for taking so long)You allow the man to try and stab you but he ends up just flailing his knife back and forth, after it stops being amusing you knock the man out hitting him witht he blunt of your leg, you leave him there, he's not going anywhere anyways.You head back to the vilage planning to start a head on assault, when you get there you realize that the man that stared over the cliff is not outside anymore, a figure stands on top of one of the houses but the sunset makes it impossible to get a good look.You shadowy figure unloads an arrow.
>>3428875Lets see what that man with the arrow does with it. If he dosen't do anything than we can start moving up. If he does notice us however and attempts to shoot, use our ranged creatures to shoot him dead.
>>3428945You watch the shadowey figure for a while, it shoots an arrow into the sky to kill a bird, it falls down near the camp.You start making your aproach before the moonlight shines upon the mountain, on your advance you step on a leaf, in a mere second an arrow hits the ground close to your feet.You hear from the distance "What the fuck is going on outside there, and where the fuck is Ner
>>3429115Summon some flying buggers to distract him as a flock of "birds"
>>3429528Seconding, good idea.
>>3429528>>3429558/Damn great idea anon)You once again summon your flying creatures to serve as bait to the watchman, the moon is rising to your back and soon will illuminate the battlefield, this is the best time to move in, choose your destination carefully
>>3429726I'm dumb, what are our options for destinations?And do we need to eat/sleep, being a demon and all?
>>3429925I mean, wich part of the camp you want to aproach, the tent, one of the two cabins, climbing to the roof, or something else altogetherYeah you need to sleep/eat but you're alright for now, it's more to replenish energy than a biological necesity
>>3429944Gotcha, let's sneak around to the tent and see what's insideWe should try to get night vision from something if possible, next time we see an owl or something
>>3429726>>3429925Let's jump into one of the cabins before the moonlight reveals us
>>3429952Actually I will switch to this. It might be a command tent of sorts and there might be a map.
>>3429952>>3429958Cool, for full disclosure I'm going out for a while so expect next update in a few hours
>>3429984No probs my dude, I like the casual pace to be honestDon't expect rapid updates from a drawquest anyway
>>3429952>>3429958/Sorry to have taken so long One of the demons you summoned gets shut down, you crawl slowly as to not get noticed and go into the tent.Inside there's one of the rogues sleeping and an empty bed with a few empty bottles, the campsite shines from outside.You hear the sound of another arrow killing the second of your summoned creatures, when you look back you realize that the moon is already casting light upon the camp.
>>3432306Qickly kill the sleeping rogue by sneaking up on him and stabbing in his eye, eat his souls and hide under the bed
>>3432679Seconding, sounds good
>>3432302>Qickly kill the sleeping rogue by sneaking up on him and stabbing in his eye, eat his souls and hide under the bed
>>3432679Supporting If another one comes in we can drag him under the bed
>>3432679>>3432869>>3432925>>3433088You get close to the sleeping man and quickly end his life with a swift stab thru the head.You absorb his soul and even though he's a human, his soul is one of a warrior, you feel as though human souls have become more powerfull than they once were.Yo hear a man faintly say "Fuck's going on out there?"As you can't go out you decide to hide under the covers, your last summon is killed in the distance
>>3433541Stay under the bed like the boogie man. If the guy finally comes inside the tent attack him and consume his soul.
>>3433684(Just wanted to say I love this page)You remain below the covers to try and ambush your enemy, you hear him slowly walking towards the tent, he stands closely outsid, he spends a few seconds outside and by the time you start worrying you hear a slashing noice and the tent you're hiding in crumbles, you quickly slash your way out of the cloth trap expecting the enemy to be taking this chance to attack, when you get out you realize that wasn't the case.There's a man standing outside the tent, sword in each hand.
>>3435986I like this plan.
>>3435986>>3436020You start to launch fire at your foe, you notice that your flame is stronger than ever but it still doesn't seem to haze your adversary, he blocks the fire with his swords as if the heat doesn't even bother him, he's waiting for something.Suddently he screams "NOOOW" and with only his strength he swings upwards and cuts the air with his swords, launching the fire upwards, you hear the sound of an arrow firing at great speed.You use your dash ability to dodge the gigantic arrow, you barely manage to escape it, though you don't get even a moment to relax as your foe is launching himself at you with an overhead strike.
>>3436105Summon beasts to keep him busy and skidaddle out of there, this is an ambush, no doubt
>>3436193This, I think we need to go find some weaker monsters to killHumans are tricksy fuckers these days
>>3436193Supporting >>3437019We have lost the initiative and fear.
>>3436193>>3437019>>3437093You manage to back away and dodge the strike, in the time your attacker takes to regroup himself and pull his swords out from the ground you summon monsters to keep him busy as you make your escape, you head to the path that continues the mountain trail but suddently you start hearing a strange melodyA wall of blue fire materializes out of thin air blocking your way, you turn around towards the battlefield and see yet another for alligned with the rogue company, a bard playing to mantain the fire spell standing nonchalantly as the huge man fights the creatures you createdYou hope that this is the last of their ranks, this may prove tougher than you once assumed from a fringe group of outcasts.
>>3438629Let's see how the bard likes OUR fireTry and smash his instrument and flee
>>3438629>>3438913If things go bad we should have in mind that we have a hostage
Sorry for not updating today guys, tomorrow's my last test for a few weeks so I'll be able to update much more regularly.
>>3441501Aight, good luck on the test
>>3441720>>3442702(Thank you guys, you-re the best <3)>>3438913>>3441146You rush towards the bard brandishing your tail ready to show him some fire of your own, when you get close he stops playing for a second, stretches his fingers and starts playing a new melody, more quiet and tender, you hear the fire behind you go away and as you start shooting your fire a magic shield appears in front of the man.Meanwhile the fur-cloaked man rages his battle against your summoned creatures, he seems troubled trying to defend against multiple enemies at a time, when he swings his sword and defeats one of the flying lesser demons one of the grounded ones manages to wound his knee.He shouts "FUCK,, Mar help me out will ya"A mere second after this an arrow flies and hits your summon square in the center, the man looks much more sluggish in his defense with the wounded leg.
>>3443730Web bards leg, force him to fall down and go for the face
>>3443730>Web bards leg, force him to fall down and go for the face
>>3444354>>3444374While he mantains the shield blocking your fire you suddently grab hold of his leg with a shot of thread, you trip him and as he loses hold of his instrument the spell stops.You aproach him as he hits the ground and start forcing your leg into his face, he tries to defend against you with one hand, he's remarkably strong for a spellcaster, he tries to grab a hold of his weapon but it's futile, you jam your leg into him and the hand clutching you goes limp.Suddently from behind the house you hear a woman shout "NOOOO" in anger, it's the marksman finaly revealing herself, she was setting up an ambush but she revealed herself after the distress of seeing the bard die."YOU MOTHERFUCKER" She shouts as she grabs for an arrow in her quiver.(Drawing women is hard I have newfound respect for hentai artists)
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