Gaol Quest: a text adventure occasionally illustrated.For your various (alleged) crimes against the Eternal Empire, the High Magistrate had sentenced you to life, and thrown you into the Gongalla Gaol: the pit of despair, the mistake of architecture and magic, the continent-sized holding facility. Thankfully, as per the required humanoid decency act, you are issued your mandatory spoon... for what good it does.Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Gaol%20Quest¡MIENTRAS TANTO!You are Petunia Karachova, an ex-serial non-consensualist whose crime was so heinous, that you were sentenced to Gongalla Gaol. Despite your descent into depravity, a romantic encounter with a fellow inmate by the name of James Calaca had changed your life. Together, you traveled and met new friends: the plucky goblin Gobson G. Gobson and the ambulatory yet amnesiac(?) crash test dummy who James named Sierra. Your long-term goal is to eventually marry James, and while James wanted to escape Gongalla, you are content to stay together until the end of time - wherever that might be.After recent adventures, you've landed in Gobson's hometown of Goblinton. After helping returning the Necrologue relic from of one of your former victims back to the hands of the necromantic nuns from the Church of the Eternal End - also known as the Crossbones - the town is under imminent attack by the Black Badges, a faction of highly augmented former Enforcers and soldiers of the Eternal Empire. And also apparently, the mysterious Dead Numbers has sent agents to infiltrate Goblinton and acquire the Necrologue. You thought you were safely in shelter with the nuns, but a former traveling companion has just teleported in: Frank, the formerly junior Wardenbot. His teleportation sigil incidentally also exposes a thuglike Dead Numbers agent, hiding behind a box.
>JAMES CALACA:>Traits: Violent, Rebel, Stubborn>Past: Anti-Empire Revolutionary>PETUNIA KARACHOVA>Traits: Pervert, Deceiver, Friendly>Past: Serial Non-Consensualist>GOBSON G. GOBSON>Traits: Klepto, Deceiver, Honest>Past: Goblinton Goblin, Nanna's Boy>SIERRA>Traits: Rebel, Deceiver, Stubborn>Past: [Not Unlocked Yet]>>4997675The figure stood in the center of a dissipating circle of magical energy, the formerly disembodied Wardenbot by the name of Frank. "Now now, as much as I'd like to display the strengths of my newly acquired body, I'd like to avoid unnecessary harm. So please, hand over that relic you call the Necrologue, and in return I will not lay a finger on any of you, myes?" That smug smile never left his face.Sister Beryl and Sister Delarue takes battle stances, even when they (and you) are in a magical protecton circle. "We will not simply hand over one of our sacred relics to blasphemers and infidels. By the Ulnar Texts, we will not hand it over!"The hulking mass of muscles that had no business being that stealthy stood up from his now-destroyed hiding place. "Hoo, fisticuffs, is it? We Dead Numbers also be needink the Necrologue. I never say no to fightink." He dusts off his hands, the seemingly simple movement feels quite powerful.In your own inventory, you have your versatile spoon, several Magitech cards you could charge mana into to cast spells of varying modularity, two nutrient blocks and a secret memento. It is obvious that fighting is about to commence, what will you do?>CHOOSE>□ Stay inside the sigil with the book>□ Wait for those four to fight each other>□ Wield the spoon and join the melee>□ Slip out during the fight with the book>□ Parley with Frank to delay>□ Parley with Frank to distract>□ Parley with the thug to ally for now>□ Parley with the thug to delay>□ Other (fill in)
>>4997711>□ Parley with Frank to distractDamn, Frank's got STYLE now.Either way, he's clearly gotten a level up in ego what with that smile and hair, so 'parley' with him so the nuns and the thug can whack him in the back of the head.
>>4997711>□ Other (fill in)>Secret move: Flash and blast.Flip up the shirt and blast the most unaware gawker there is with some magic.
>>4997723Silly fool, the only one who gets to see petunia's underside is James now. And also, he's a robot so it wouldnt work anyway.
Also, this image tells me Sierra will be playing a major role, which is cool. Sierra's nice.
>>4997728a robosexual?! How deviant.
>>4997738James is very much not a robot as flashing him would, in fact, work, as shown when Petunia was doused with water.
>>4997711>□ Parley with Frank to distract>□ Tell him where he got that body
>>4997958+1 this. Also welcome back, man!
>>4997958+1, frank looks like a killer cop from an old flash game or newgrounds shit, I love this
Mate, have you considered getting Petunia in da waifu tournament?
>>4998480Wait, /qst/ have a waifu tournament?
>>4998679Guy setting it up in /qtg/
>>4997718>>4997958>>4998017>>4998135"Hey, Frank! Nice body, where'd you get it?" You decide to distract Frank, it might help the Sisters."Like it, Petunia old dear? I should say, the Black Badges have quite a lot of deactivated Warden bots in their arsenal, and quite a few idle machinists in their headqua-" It seems like the Dead Numbers thug is faster then the nuns. A vicious bodyslam impacts Frank, sending him off-guard. An opportunity!>CHOOSE>□ Time to use your spoon, aim for the joints>□ Time to use magitek cards, disrupt his magitek body hopefully>□ Time to run with the book>□ Time to wait and see how this three-way fight develop>□ Other (fill in)
>>4998748>□ Time to use your spoon, aim for the jointsWe don't know what the magitech cards will do. For all we know, they'll heal him or empower him. Let's jsut help the others.
>>4998748>□ Time to use your spoon, aim for the jointsNice body--let's make sure it doesn't work any more.
>>4998748>□ Time to wait and see how this three-way fight develop
>>4998748>□ Time to wait and see how this three-way fight developsSTAY IN THE DAMN CIRCLE UNTIL WE HAVE NO CHOICE TO LEAVE IT
>>4998748>□ Time to wait and see how this three-way fight develop>□ Search how if he has magic, or some cards
>>4998862Well, technically we did leave it a bit.
>>4998748>>4998767supported.Fuck with the...poon...you get the spoon.
>>4998862+1>>4999163We are still inside it, we're okay
>>4998836>>4998862>>4998991>>4999601You were thinking about going in the melee with a spoon and attack Frank's joints while he's down, but Frank quickly stabilizes his footing and stance. Within moments, Sister Beryl comes in with a flying kick as fast as lightning - but oh! Seems like Frank had parried it with his metallic limbs! Then, just as he was looking like he's about to fall, the thug swings a powerful punch - that was immediately blocked by an 8-rune defensive spell. Damn, Frank's packing some surprises too, you remember that particular defensive spell was used by the Empire's elite soldiers. Meanwhile, Sister Delarue is about to launch another attack right after Beryl. But wait, hold on: you see an opening that you could reach! Frank's back is wide open, owing to the attacks on his sides and front. There, you can see what looks like a panel screwed shut, and a single bolt on the neck. You think the back plate's connected to his mana reservoir, and you could slap some magitek cards to disrupt him. Or, you can unscrew his neck and rip off his head off.>CHOOSE>□ Disrupt mana with cards (roll 1d20 with your choice)>□ Unscrew his head (roll 1d20 with your choice)>□ Wait for Delarue's attack>□ Other (fill in)
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>4999801>□ Unscrew his head (roll 1d20 with your choice)F U C K Y O U
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>4999801>□ Disrupt mana with cards (roll 1d20 with your choice)
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>4999801>□ Disrupt mana with cards (roll 1d20 with your choice)Petunia isn't James. She doesn't have the raw capacity for VIOLENCE in her heart.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>4999801>□ Disrupt mana with cards (roll 1d20 with your choice)Captcha: 22OWON
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>4999801>□ Unscrew his head (roll 1d20 with your choice)
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>4999801>>□ Unscrew his head (roll 1d20 with your choice)
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>4999801>□ Disrupt mana with cards (roll 1d20 with your choice)
>>4999801Sorry, no Gaol tonight, dislocated my shoulder playing Deltarune ch 2 somehow. Apologies most profusely!
>>5001134Oh shit, man--take care of yourself!
>>5001134>dislocated my shoulder playing DeltaruneI think you may want to reconsider your masterbation technique
>>5001134Haven't played yet, how many furrys?, because that session of yours must been intense
>>4999811>>5000061>>5000193>>5000902>ROLL RESULT: 13>ADEQUATEYou've got no time to unscrew his head, and in a flash of inspiration you grab two magitek cards (of what effect, you do not know). Silently, in between a flurry of punches thrown by Delarue and the thug's own barrage of fists, you make your approach - and deliver a slap on Frank's back."AAaaRghK!!!" Frank's howl was unlike anything you've heard. At once, small glowing mushrooms sprouted between gaps in his armor and his mouth. "What did you do!? WHAT DID YOU DO!?"Er, whoops, didn't mean to do that. Then again, that's one down, one more to go. What about the thug?>CHOOSE>□ Threaten him to do the same to him>□ Spoon attack!>□ Retreat back in the safe sigil>□ Other (fill in)>OPTIONAL CHOICE>□ Switch to James>□ Switch to Gobson>□ Switch to Sierra>□ No switch
>>5002230>□ Threaten him to do the same to himDoubt even a thug like him would want to vomit mushrooms.
>>5002230>□ Threaten him to do the same to him
>>5002230>□ Threaten him to do the same to himEVERYONE JUST TAKE A DAMN CHILL PILL
>□ Threaten him to do the same to him>□ Switch to JamesI think this is about the time we see how the negotiation's going.
>>5002232>>5002236>>5002247>>5002255You point at the thug. "You! Stop and surrender, if you don't want mushrooms up your gut! ...or worse!" You brandish the other three Magitek cards menacingly."Interestink! Finally, this fight is gettink better and better!" The thug remarks, and you sense, somehow, an aura of rising flames coming from him. Crap, is he also a magic user?!"Ahh, frong fhing ho dho, Fedunia!" Frank says, inbetween mouthfuls of glowing mushrooms. "Inmade Whruf- ack, ptooey!" He spits up a gob of luminescent fungi that sprouted with haste. "Inmate Borges is quite the magical masochist. He'll take on and absorb magic, and return the favor, too!" Frank ambles into fighting position, faced with the battle-ready stance of Sister Beryl. Sister Delarue is right beside you, seemingly waiting for something. You slightly notice that she's been breathing in all the while, strange. As if she wants to speak something.>CHOOSE>□ Attack normally with the spoon!>□ Attack using the cards!>□ Attack using both card and spoon!>□ Let Delarue attack!>□ Defensive sigil, he's about to attack!>□ Time to run outta here!>□ Other (fill in)
>>5003156>□ Let Delarue attack!Fuck it, I'm curious.
>>5003156>□ Let Delarue attack!The Nuns survived up until now, and were sent to retrieve an important item. They're not weak, i'm guessing.
>>5003156>□ Let Delarue attack!
>>5003156>□ Let Delarue attack!Whatever she can do is probably smarter than anything we can pull up.
>>5003156>□ Let Delarue attack!Effective or not, it'll probably look cool!
>>5003156>□ Let Delarue attack!Provide backup
>>5003159>>5003170>>5003184>>5003335>>5003729>>5004085She notices you noticing her, and makes a motion of covering her ears at you. Ah, so she wants you to cover your ea-「DANGIT」The word surges out her mouth, softly spoken yet with termendous force riding behind it. It flew towards Borges as if it is a cannonball, and you distinctly felt the presence of an artillery piece firing when she spoke, despite you covering your ears tightly."Shto?! A Banshee?!" Borges tries to resist with his fiery aura, but the sheer force of Delarue's word ended up sending him tumbling and hitting the far wall of the storage room.You have witnessed the power of a Banshee, it seems.As the echoes subside, you look around and see the only enemy left standing is Frank, who is currently in a high-speed fisticuffs with Sister Beryl. He's losing out, the mushrooms' growth dampening the amount of mana he can utilize.>CHOOSE>□ Help Beryl in defeating Frank>□ Make sure Borges is out, maybe tie him up>□ Check on the book, you forgot who has it in the frenzy>□ Chill in the protective sigil>□ Other (fill in)
>>5004801>□ Check on the book, you forgot who has it in the frenzyOH GOD OH FUCK
>>5004801>□ Check on the book, you forgot who has it in the frenzyI hope no one decided to 'book it'! Ha ha ha oh crap
>>5004801>□ Check on the book, you forgot who has it in the frenzy
>>5004801>□ Check on the book, you forgot who has it in the frenzyMan imagine making Sister Delarue orgasm and channel her Banshee powers as she does so. Can you imagine how hot that'd be? Haha...
>>5004805>>5004809>>5004824>>5004988>>5005293Seems like the thug, Borges, is out cold from Delarue's audio assault, so you looked back towards the Sisters' protection sigil and WOAH WOAH WHERE'S THE BOOK?! You frantically look around for a second before Sister Delarue pats you on the shoulder and points at Sister Beryl. Who seems to be doing okay against the mushroom-encumbered Frank, actually. You sigh in relief, and remembered to support Beryl in her fight against Frank.MEANWHILEOutside Goblinton, you are James Calaca. Inside Goblinton too, for that matter, but here you are at the town limits. The Black Badges advance party is somewhere out in the northwest, in the cubicle farms. And you're about to meet them face-to-face. "Alright, we ready to do this?" You ask Sierra, Pedro and the motley crew of goblins before you."Is this vexillum quite necessary? I feel my maximum velocity might be retarded by it." Sierra wonders out loud, while looking at the white flag affixed to her back."We're going in for a talk, we need the flag so they don't attack - or so goes the theory." You turn towards Pedro and the goblin crew. "So, you guys follow a bit back, but try not to be seen. Each of you got your spoon, but don't attack until I give the signal, alright?""Yeah yeah yeah, let's just get over it already." Pedro's impatience makes itself known. Time to move.>CHOOSE>□ Run as fast as you (and Sierra) can>□ Keep pace with the gob squad, but still fast>□ Just walk towards the Black Badges calmly>□ Approach stealthily>□ Find a spot in the cubicles, then let them come to you>□ Other (fill in)
>>5005589>□ Just walk towards the Black Badges calmly
>>5005589>□ Just walk towards the Black Badges calmlyWe're at least trying to look like we're here for a peace talk
>>5005589>□ Just walk towards the Black Badges calmlyFinally caught up with this. Actually got drawn in by the waifu tournament, lol
>>5005623>>5005754>>5006102>>5006205You and Sierra set off in a walking pace. A good revolution is quick, but a great revolution is inevitable - you remember the Sierra from your past saying that. You also remember her saying that revolutions should be fought for in all fronts, which means diplomacy is never off the table. With determined steps you approach the Black Badges' last seen location - and to your surprise, they are still there. The three scouts from the advance party accompanies a human - which bear a striking resemblance to Pedro - with a prosthetic left arm and a covered left eye. Upon seeing you and Sierra, the Pedro lookalike walks towards your direction, accompanied by a cyborg by the name of Tristan."Goblinton messengers, I presume? I am Paulo Rubeda, one of the Black Badges' Section Chiefs. Accompanying me is Tristan-K. May I have your acquaintance?" Wait, Rubeda? This Paulo guy is related to Pedro, then?"I'm James Calaca, and this is Sierra. We're speaking for Goblinton. Now, we want to know, what brings you here to Goblinton with what looks like a raiding party?"The baby-faced teenager speaks with confidence. "We're here because we've received reports of a dangerous item which is located somewhere in Goblinton. For the sake of the entirety of Gongalla, we need to make sure it is contained.""We'll see what we can do. We heard that that isn't the only reason you've come to Goblinton, though." You stare at Tristan and the other goons staying behind."Hmm, yes, while our actual business is about the relic, I've heard that one of my long-lost brother, Pedro, might be in town. Also another... old flame, as well. I wanted to speak to them, if possible."Connecting the pieces in your mind, this 'old flame' would be Petunia. Yet... there were disrepancies.>CHOOSE WHAT TO SAY ABOUT>□ Let Paulo meet Pedro and have them talk>□ Ask about his crew - scouts say there's two humans and three robots, where's their third 'robot'?>□ Ask about if he wants to talk, or capture this old flame of his>□ Ask if he knows about the Dead Numbers that's been spotted nearby>□ Ask about the dangers of the relic - isn't the Necrologue pretty tame?>□ Other (fill in)
>>5006581>□ Ask about his crew - scouts say there's two humans and three robots, where's their third 'robot'?>□ Ask about the dangers of the relic - isn't the Necrologue pretty tame?
>>5006581>□ Ask about his crew - scouts say there's two humans and three robots, where's their third 'robot'?>□ Ask about if he wants to talk, or capture this old flame of his>□ Ask if he knows about the Dead Numbers that's been spotted nearby
>>5006619>>5006629>>5007384"Well, some things to clarify first - our scouts told me that there's two humans and three 'robots' approaching, which could also meant cyborgs or heavily augmented dudes. So why do I count only two humans and two 'robots' here?" There, that should keep them on their toes.Paulo calmly responds. "One of our members went AWOL. As it is, the Black Badges will not be responsible for his actions, nor will we condone it. We now seek for his court-martial. If your side manages to capture him before we do, we will offer compensation for him to be transferred to us." Hmm, sounds like plausible deniability to you. On to the second point, then."Alright, we'll be on the lookout for that deserter, then. Now, we actually heard from one of your scouts that your objective is to capture someone named Petunia. Is this correct? If I'm not mistaken, she is your 'old flame', is she not? So are you going to talk, or are you going to catch her?"Paulo's leaderly facade crumbles for an instant as he leers towards a certain gas-masked figure far behind him, as she hangs her head in shame. "I'm certain that there is... a gross misunderstanding here." He sighs dejectedly. "It appears my subordinates have misinterpreted my commands. The blame is not fully on them, though - matters are complicated. While indeed, I intended to rekindle our relationship, she did do things to me, things that warranted her being sentenced here. I wanted to make sure she had left her old ways behind.""Hmmm, understandable. Last but not least, did you know anything about the two Dead Numbers stalking about around Goblinton?""Dead Numbers?! Here? Hhh, this brings more complications." He pinches the bridge of his nose. "Yes, we knew about the Dead Numbers, that organization of burned spies, martial artists, and disbanded gangs. We, the Black Badges, have clashed with them - they oppose the colonist movement in Gongalla, while we support them. Knowing that their agents are here just brings more headache, though." Paulo then straightens up, and looks at you. "Now, having heard all that, have we come to an agreement? The Black Badges request permission to enter Goblinton to look for a dangerous relic, clues about my brother, and perhaps Petunia, if she's still here. Or do you have more questions?">CHOOSE>□ What's this about a colonist movement?>□ Let them into Goblinton>□ Let Paulo meet Pedro>□ Let him know that Petunia's with you now>□ Let him meet with Petunia>□ Let him meet with the Crossbones to talk about the Necrologue>□ Refuse entry into Goblinton (this means war)>□ Delay by ferrying the message to Nanna and back>□ Spring the ambush (this means war)>□ Other (fill in)
>>5007628>□ What's this about a colonist movement?
>>5007628>□ Let him know that Petunia's with you now>□ What's this about a colonist movement?He's taking it oddly well. Either he's forgiven her and just wants to make sure she's not a pedo anymore or he's lying.
>>5007659+1, do NOT trust them until the lie-detector nun is with us
>>5007666This guy is part of an group of cops that were so violent the fucking despotic empire thought it was too much. He's either went full stockholm or wants to knife her in the chest.
>>5007628>□ What's this about a colonist movement?don't know, I just feel that of all the groups introduced so far, the BB is the least appealing to our freedom loving revolutionary. Bunch of Fashs.
>>5007659I don't trust these cops, dudes...
>>5008423's that a vote?
>>5007628>□ What's this about a colonist movement?>□ Then bring him and just one robot to Petunia whereabouts with their hands restricted, mention that the other human and robot should be in this place, and will send some people to check on them>□ Make some hand gestures where one goblin and Pedro come with us in the shadow>□ DON'T mention where the book is
>>5008686I do think we should say that petunia is with us now, to clear it out beforehand
>>5007653>>5007659>>5007666>>5007796>>5008686"Wait, what colonist movement?" You say, genuinely curious."More and more inmates and groups have started to organize themselves, wanting to turn Gongalla into a proper colony of the Eternal Empire. We, Black Badges, support the ones behind the Inner Empire initiative, as well as other groups like the Hivers and the Raptor Riders. Some others want to turn Gongalla into their own country and rally behind the Free Gongalla Republic, spearheaded by the Revolutionaries, the Rebellion, and the Resistance. And of course there are groups who don't want government in Gongalla like the Dead Numbers, and others who are still unaligned." Paulo relaxes a bit. "Personally, I root for the Inner Empire, but if the Free Gongallans have their way, I don't mind. As long as Gongalla's becoming a better Gongalla."You mull over Paulo's words. Free Gongalla Republic, eh? Sounds interesting. "Alright, you've sated my curiosity, so I guess I'll satisfy yours. Now, I can't promise anything about this relic, but I can take you to Petunia. But just to be clear: Petunia is mine. You do as much as make her cry, I'll make you wish you were back at whatever war you've been through. Got that?"Paulo's face became surprised, but looks more of a happy kind of surprise. "R-really?! Well, congratulations! But can I still talk to her, though?"You scratch your head. "Yeah, sure. We got some terms, though: one, keep the rest of your team here. We'll keep an eye on them. Two, you and one 'robot' can come, but your hands will be bound. You good with that?""That's better than what we expected. Come on, Tristan." Paulo offers his arms, and motions him to do the same.You also motioned for Pedro and another goblin to shadow you and Paulo, just in case - hey, what is that goblin doing, trying to skulk off without your permission? ...is that a tail?>CHOOSE>□ Wait and see what she's up to>□ Go and catch her yourself>□ Get goblin squad on her ass>□ Pretend you don't see her and proceed>□ Other (fill in)
>>5008959>□ Wait and see what she's up to>□ Get goblin squad on her assFirst we should see what she's planning to do. If she's just trying to run away, get the goblins to catch her - they're probably more nimble
>>5008959THAT'S THE DEAD NUMBERS IMP RIGHT THERE
>>5008959>□ Get goblin squad on her ass
>>5008959>>5008967+1 to this... Still not sure how I feel about the different factions at play here--some seem a bit more stable than others, but I don't want to pick sides just yet.... That said, I don't wanna get hit by a Dead Numbers ambush either.
>>5008959Dreadfully sorry, folks, no update today! Just had my first vaccine dose yesterday and it's advised to get some more rest. Have a request of Petunia in Black Badges 'uniform' someone slinged me on the waifu tourney thread, in exchange. See you tomorrow!
>>5009577See ya mate
>>5009577See you another dayHot
>>5009577>Petunia wearing the fash gearJames HATES this
>>5010461I don't know about that, she looks pretty cute with it, and James is a but a mere man.
>>5010465I guess they could do roleplay with that...
>>5010477No, Petunia is only for loving vanilla.In fact, i will make sure we get to that, in this thread, or my name isn't Anonymous.
>>5008967>>5009210>>5009511"Actually, hold on for a moment. It seems I have my own insubordination issue." You raise your hand in a signal for your squad to get ready, as Paulo looks confusedly at the 'goblin'."What's the meaning of this?" He says, as the 'goblin' in question tries to skulk away and back towards Goblinton. She took three steps before realizing something's amiss, and turned to look at you."Aw, hells." That's all she managed to get out before you give the sign. At once, Pedro and his guildmates pounced at her from above, knocking off her goblin mask! Turns out it's the Dead Numbers imp from before! "Get offa me, you varmints!"You turn to Paulo. "There's one half of the Dead Numbers problem. Seems they've infiltrated us."Paulo watches with increasing interest as the fourth member of the goblin squad comes up with ample rope. "Wait, what - is that you, Pedro?"Oh. Oh yeah. How do you proceed?>CHOOSE>□ Hand the imp over to the Black Badges for questioning>□ Keep the imp to question by yourself>□ Joint interrogation, bad cop and revolutionary style>□ Let the brotherly reunion happen now>□ Tie up Paulo and Tristan and bring them to Petunia>□ Other (fill in)
>>5010556>□ Let the brotherly reunion happen now>□ Keep the imp to question by yourselfWe'll question her later, right now we have more important stuff to do.
>>5010560Basically this. Whatever those two decide to talk about is their business. We can deal with the imp back at Goblinton. Just have to keep a close eye and make sure she doesn't get out of her binds. She seems slick enough to pull it off.
>>5010556>□ Joint interrogation, bad cop and revolutionary style>□ Let the brotherly reunion happen now
>>5010556>□ Let the brotherly reunion happen now>□ Afterwards, when Pedro and the Goblintown Thieves Guild take the imp away, inform Paulo that while he seems to have gotten over what happened with Petunia, Pedro's had a rougher time coming to terms with itI'm fine with either choice regarding questioning the imp.
>>5010556>□ Joint interrogation, bad cop and revolutionary style>□ Let the brotherly reunion happen nowjust voting for what seems like most fun
>>5010556>□ Joint interrogation, bad cop and revolutionary style>□ Let the brotherly reunion happen nowThis should be fun
>>5010560>>5010583>>5010584>>5010640>>5010682>>5011254"Paulo?! You're alive!" Pablo goes in for a hug. The two Rubeda brothers embrace, tears in their eyes."I can't believe it, Pedro, you look just like how I remembered!""And you, Paulo! You've grown! How old are you?""Nineteen, you?""Same! Just that my body's stayed the same... guess it's not the side effects of teleportation runes, huh?""Yeah, probably not. Could be the other world's properties, or something. Who did you fight?""The Predator Kings, a buncha boogeyman. You?""The Mainframe Masters, rogue AI that took over their reality. Won that one.""Nice! So you're in the Black Badges now?""Yeeeah, I am. How about you?""Been hanging around with the Goblinton Thieves' Guild, bro. They aren't half bad.""Ah, so that's how you got in with James here. How's Petunia?""Mmm... unfortunately. Uh, she's... still fine. Seems to regret what she did, like I did.""That's alright, brother, it'll be fine. Yep. By the way, have you seen Pablo?""No, I've been searching for him - "You cough to get their attention. "As much as I like a good reunion, I'll have to cut this a bit short, guys. Diplomatic talks, imp infiltrator, brink of war?""Oh, right, right. See you later, bro, and I mean it." Paulo then faces you. "Where were we?""Well, we were about to tie you and Tristan up to meet Petunia, but in light of recent events..." You jab your thumb towards the bound imp, "how about we call a temporary truce and do some joint interrogation?" You grin as you look at the imp."Oh yes, that would be delightful." Paulo mirrors your grin with his own. The mental games have already started."Wh- why are ya lookin' at me like I'm some kinda jackalope? What are ya going to do??" The imp warily asks, concern slowly turning to fear.>INTERROGATION TECHNIQUE TIME>□ Pepper her with fast questions>□ Tickle torture>□ Threaten with waterboarding>□ Play mindgames via surrealism>□ Have Tristan and Sierra ask the questions>□ Other (fill in)>THE QUESTIONS>□ About Dead Numbers>□ About their objective>□ About other agents>□ About their closest base>□ About other settlements>□ About Gongalla>□ About the status of the Wardens>□ Other (fill in)
>>5011765>Tetherimp. You tie an Imp up by their tail then you tie the rope onto a pole that's standing out of the ground. Then you try to wrap the Imp around the pole by smacking them in one direction, while your opponent tries to go the other way. Whoever wraps the Imp completely around the pole gets to ask her a question.
>>5011765Use >>5011782 method, but first ask how strong the tail is, don't want to rip it off by accident and make permanent damage, that would be shitty>THE QUESTIONS>□ About their objective>□ About other agents>□ About the status of the Wardens>□ About their closest baseIn this orderAnd quickly tell Paulo that we are willing to help in the search of Pablo, because we care for Petunia, and she needs to deal with this, and who doesn't love family being together
>>5011765>□ Play mindgames via surrealism>□ About Dead Numbers>□ About their objective>□ About other agents>□ About their closest baseI like anons approach but I'm just too curious about this option
>>5011765>□ Play mindgames via surrealism>□ About Dead Numbers>□ About their objective>□ About other agents>□ About their closest base>□ About other settlements>□ About Gongalla>□ About the status of the Wardens
>>5011896+1>>5011782No, don't wanna kill or seriously maim this imp. Just go with safer interrogation
>>5011803>>5011896>>5011921>>5012095"Oh, don't you worry, you just have to answer these questions." You grin, unnerving the imp visibly. Paulo also grins, but it seems like he's observing what you're about to do. "First question:" you say as you shift your footing, "If the bear pope shits in the woods, would the sound be holy?""Wait, wha-" the imp is now distressingly confused.Paulo picks up your game. "How much would a wild wood woot if the woods would wish a wood would woot?""Does colorless green ideas dream of violent invisible sheep when it sleeps furiously?""I don't-""When is beauty like a chance meeting of an umbrella and a sewing machine on a dissection table?""Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?""Stop i-""If there are beings that have evaded or camouflaged themselves from each and every one of our senses - maybe even our existence - how do we know they are real?""STOP IT! STOOOOOP! I YIELD! JUST STOP ASKING THESE GOD-DANG WEIRD BULLSHIT!" The imp yells, rivulets of sweat (or tears?) rolling down her cheeks.Over the next ten minutes, you and Pedro have gathered up a nice intel on the Dead Numbers. Apparently the Dead Numbers also house disgraced mad scientists, but they are rarely seen outside their main compounds. They are an organization oriented towards information gathering and broking, at all cost - although recently the higher-ups noticed something so distressing that they sent agents to gather relics and artifacts.Their closest safehouse is located somewhat far to the north and slightly to the east of Goblinton. Incidentally, she also gave the locations of the nearest settlements such as and landmarks such as Wreck, Ossuary, Zimmingham, The Black Badges' Isocube Fort, Pyrovores' Pyre, Sunset Cage, and The Crack. The imp seem to be working with a muscular thug, and an adept infiltrator who the imp never saw the face of.As for her knowledge of Gongalla... it is in a pickle, figuratively. One of the four Dimensional Anchors has collapsed, causing many anomalous fluctuations of magic all over Gongalla. As for the Wardens - they haven't been seen for years now, and rarely do one see a wardenbot outside of Black Badges territory.Now that you and Paulo have the answers to your questions, what will you do next?>CHOOSE>□ Proceed with meeting Paulo with Petunia>□ Have Paulo meet Petunia, but no hand restraints>□ Have Paulo and Pedro meet Petunia together>□ Hand over the imp to the Black Badges>□ Hand over imp to Goblin Squad to be dropped off at Goblinton>□ Other (fill in)
>>5012338>□ Hand over imp to Goblin Squad to be dropped off at Goblinton>□ Proceed with meeting Paulo with PetuniaKeep the hand restraints, and make sure he doesn't get too close to petunia, i don't want him doing anything crazy like trying to take her hostage.
>>5012340+1. Also this infiltrator thing sounds really worrying, we should probably follow that up a bit.
>>5012338Sorry lads, sudden onset of horny made the update delayed by a day. Drew lewds instead of update pic.
>>5013090What man says that then DOESN'T post it?! Come on.
>>5013253Do you by chance notice the obviously different post id
>>5013257QM has been changing IDs, as you can see.
>>5013261Oh well fuck now I jsut want to see it!
Yeah just put a link or something OP, it's OK as long as it's off-site
>>5013253>>5013262>>5013609Lel, can't risk a ban. But, a hint: it's Petunia's crime>>5012340>>5012770>>5012824"Alrighty then, get her outta here. See you back at Goblinton, guys." The Goblin Squad heaves the imp (Desi's her name, right?) with minimal grumbling on her part. That thing she said about the third infiltrator is worrying, but you note it down in your mind. Pedro was about to join the Goblin Squad, but you put a hand on his shoulder. "Hold on there, you're going with me to escort your brother.""R-really?" He seems cautious, but follows behind you as you tie up Paulo and Tristan's hands."There. Now remember, when you're with Petunia, you can talk, but don't touch. Got that?""Loud and clear, James." Paulo replies coolly, and adds, "Oh, I could talk with Pedro on the way, right?""Yeah, feel free. That's why I got him here, to be honest. Family... family should stick together, right?"Sierra, who had been quiet all this time, spoke up. "Agreed, kin should adhese together. We are heading home?""Yeah, let's go." With that, you start the trip back to Goblinton.>MEANWHILE>□ Change viewpoint to Petunia>□ Change viewpoint to Gobson>□ Change viewpoint to Frank>□ Stay as James>□ Change viewpoint (fill in)
>>5013846>□ Change viewpoint to Gobson
>>5013846>□ Change viewpoint to FrankFRANKUUU!!!
>>5013846>□ Stay as JamesWe're already going there anyway.
>>5013846Catbox it, you can't get banned
>>5013846>□ Stay as JamesThough part of me wants to roll with Frank.>It's Petunia's crimeAlright, there's 3 holes, each brother gets one. Who fucked which one?
>>5013882I don't think they had a choice
>>5013846>Change viewpoint to GobsonWe need more of this little goober
>>5013846>□ Stay as James
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5013859>>5013882>>5014323With Sierra at your side and the others behind you, you walk down the cubicle farms, back towards Goblinton. "Did you notice anything out of the ordinary?" You ask Sierra."Nay, these brotherlings are genuine, although that imp has dodged me. Ponder how she passed me. Otherwise, nothing is anomalous." Sierra replied, with a background chatter of the two Rubeda brothers catching up on eachother's experiences."Query: permission to speak." Tristan suddenly spoke."Yeah, go ahead, Tristan." You turn your head towards the cyborg."Acknowledged. Query: paranoia levels rising, is possible cause a concern about Dead Numbers infiltrator?""Hmm, might just be. I'm just concerned with Petun-"A distant explosion cuts off your sentence mid-way. Something in Goblinton caught fire, and even from here you can see Goblins scurrying around and looking for water or casting water magics at the fire. It seems that the fire also made several figures way out in the cubicle farms visible... but it's too far away to ID them. Wait, isn't that the goblin bazaar? And isn't that where Petunia are said to be?"Oh, shit! Pedro, get your brother to Nanna's hut. No time to waste! Hurry!" You ran, fast as greased lightning, towards the fire. As you arrive, the goblins have put out the fire, leaving only smoke. Petunia walks out of a slightly toasty shop, coughing badly. "Petunia! Thank the Revolution you're safe! What happened?"Through the hacks and the coughs, Petunia replies. "There was a fight - one of the Dead Numbers snuck in. Strong guy had fire-based magic. You can guess the result.""You alright? What about the Crossbones?""Went down fighting, I think. Dunno where the book was."So the Dead Numbers have struck, eh?>CHOOSE>□ Investigate the fire remains>□ Check out who's at the cubicle farms>□ Check on Nanna's hut, see if the Rubeda brothers and Tristan are there yet>□ Check Petunia for injuries, physical or otherwise>□ Other (fill in)
>>5014787>□ Check Petunia for injuries, physical or otherwise>□ Investigate the fire remainsWhas the roll for?
>>5014787>>5014792+1 this! Gotta check the ashes before we miss something!
>>5014792+1, secure that book and Petunia's wellbeing
>>5014787>□ Check Petunia for injuries, physical or otherwise>□ Investigate the fire remains
>>5014792>>5014800>>5014816>>5014892Rushing over to Petunia, you give her the once-over. "You sure you weren't hurt? That looks like a big fire."Petunia waves you off. "Nah, I'm fine, darling. Seems like the roof of the stalls are quite flammable, but burn real quick.""What about your clothes? Weren't they ripped? How's the bandage?""Oh, found me a spare, darling. I wouldn't worry about it."Satisfied with her safety, you look toward the epicenter of the blaze, which destroyed approximately three stalls before the goblins managed to put it out. It was centered on one of the stalls, which was completely charred and whose leaflike roof were mostly missing. You guess roof insulation has quite the flammable flaw. The soot already had footprints all over the place due to the goblin firefighters scurrying about, you guess. According to the surrounding goblins, the stall used to sell oils. Makes sense... oho, what's this? A hatch! Most of the stalls here have emergency hatches that lead to the wider tunnel network or the underground storage areas. Interesting. And yet... you have this strange feeling you can't shake off. Something's missing.>CHOOSE>□ Check the hatch>□ Check the shop Petunia stumbled out of>□ Get in touch with Gobson, he should've seen this>□ There seems to be a disrepancy... but what?>□ Other (fill in)
>>5015912>□ There seems to be a disrepancy... but what?Something feels off. But i don't know what it is.
>>5015912>□ There seems to be a disrepancy... but what?This is the impostor.
>>5015912>□ There seems to be a disrepancy... but what?
It is weird how "Petunia" seems to keep carling James Darling.
>>5015912Where the fuck is nanna, where the fuck did the nuns go, this may just be a distraction, our number one priority should still be keeping the necrologue secure. Also how the fuck is petunia’s clothing intact if she went trough a fire, wasn’t she in the bazaar and not in the shop, and where did she find a spare. She seems quite suspicious.Also how did the goblins put out an oil fire with water, oil is hydrophobic, only way to extingish them would be with a fire extigisher or some kind of non-water magic.>check the hatchThere are footprints suspiciously close to the hatch.
>>5016163> our number one priority should still be keeping the necrologueI'm more worried about our friends and petunia than that, honestly.
>>5016164ok, it would be our number two priority, then.
>>5015912>There seems to be a discrepancy>I wouldn't worry about it.
WAIT WAIT WAIT A GODDAMN MOMENT, I JUST NOTICEDPETUNIA ISN'T WEARING THE BANDAGES. SHE HAD HER SHIRT ROLLED UP BEFORE. THIS ONE HAS IT DOWN COMPLETELY.THAT PETUNIA IS A SPY!
>>5016239OH SHIT, THAT'S TRUE, NO BANDAGES, NO DAMAGED SHIRT, THIS IS A SPY>>5015912Tell "Petunia" that she should close her eyes for a second because we have a gift for her, then pin the spy in the ground and cuff the hands of the spy
>>5015915>>5015937>>5015946>>5015989>>5016232>>5016239>>5016813Then it hits you. Petunia's supposed to be wearing bandages, and more importantly, didn't her hair scrunchie also got absorbed when Mighty symbiosed with her? And her pet name for you is handsome, not darling! Quickly, you turn towards 'Petunia' behind you... only to be greeted with empty air. "What the-" you utter, as you scan the crowd of goblins that had congregated. You turn to the nearest goblin you see, "Hey, did you see any tall woman with glasses and a creepy smile?"The goblin look confused. "Whatchu talkin' bout, mister? Yous been talkin' to yisself. Is dis some kinna theater?"And then, you saw her. It. That thing with the shape of Petunia, way out in the back, laughing silently in a weird way. Then, it glitched out, leaving you with a crowd of goblins looking for a spectacle.>CHOOSE>□ After that thing! It disappeared near the edge of goblinton!>□ Explain about the Dead Numbers infiltrator to the crowd>□ Entertain them with improv>□ Check the hatch>□ Go to Nanna's hut and warn them>□ Go look for Petunia and the Sisters>□ Other (fill in)
>>5016885>□ Go to Nanna's hut and warn them>□ Go look for Petunia and the SistersThey took her somewhere, but why?
>>5016885>□ Go to Nanna's hut and warn them
>>5016886+1What the shit I never thought this quest would genuinely creep me out
>>5016886+1, the paranoia and panic is slowly setting in
>>5016886>>5016927>>5016930>>5017097>>5017100You have to warn the others, you have to hurry! Rudely parting the crowd of goblins, you rushed in one direction before you realized that you haven't been to the goblin market before, and that you're lost. A quick query to the nearest shop reorients you, and soon you're already at Nanna's."Ello guv! You look awful, did something happen?" Gobson greets you."Yeah actually, did you see Petunia? There might be an infiltrator among us.""What? She just got here a couple minute ago, went to your room.""Thanks, Gobson." You rush downstairs and into your room... where Petunia lay, apparently resting."Hey handsome! What's the rush?"Oh, thank the revolution!>CHOOSE>□ Check her for injuries>□ Check if she's an impostor>□ Hug her>□ Kiss her>□ Fade to black her>□ Other (fill in)
>>5017837>□ Check if she's an impostor>□ Check her for injuriesIf it's Petunia,>□ Kiss her>□ (Non) Fade to black herYa said it boss. It is time for VANILLA, HAND-HOLDING, EYE-CONTACTING, MATE-PRESSING LOVIN'
>>5017839I will uphold my promise, if the votes align!
>>5017837>□ Check her for injuries>□ Ignore the voices of coomers.
>>5017874You fool, how are we going to cure petunia if not through affection? They're made for each other.
>>5017872Very nice, vanilla is what will redeem petunia.
>>5017837>□ Check her for injuries>□ Hug her>□ Kiss herWe've only known this girl for like a few days to a week, perhaps, but that's enough time for James to feel real affection since the initial encounter thread 1 start. That's how it is in a big sandbox clusterfuck prison like this.
>>5017974>>5017884>>5017874>>5017839Guys look at the pic in >>5017837Look real closely at it.Now look at it again.Do you see it?Because I do.
>>5018015What do you call something that isn't a win?
>>5018051[The gods have spoken, we must go against the flow of time, james must impregnate petunia, in a reverse loss
>>5017837>Those panels>□ Check her for injuries>□ Check if she's an impostorThat hologram thing we saw could be a DECOY for the REAL INFILTRATOR. Let's not be too hasty!
>>5018081Yes, but if she's the real one, then james should go in.
>>5017839is nice idea
>>5018409This is uh, my vote by the by, i think it might not have been clear
>>5017839>>5017874>>5017974>>5018000>>5018081>>5018087>>5018480>>5018495You rush to her side, examining her face, meticulous in your check. "Petunia? Petunia, is that you? Oh, thank the Revolution!"She's not alarmed, but a slight note of concern snuck to her words. "Yeah, of course it's me? What happened, James?""I-i-i got back from the negotiation, and I saw a fire at the market, a-and I rushed there, and I saw you there, but it wasn't really you, it just wore your shape... you were on my mind. Thank the Revolution they didn't do anything to you.""Now that's... a bit creepy. Me and the Sisters beat up Frank and that huge Dead Numbers guy, Borges. We captured Frank, but Borges escaped. Then we got here - the Sisters are in the room next door as we speak.""Petunia, do me a favor?""Yes?""What's the name of your symbiote?""Oh, the mitochondria? Mighty, why did you as-"In an overload of joy, you pull Petunia's head closer to yours. Lips parted, a kiss blossomed between you, and both of you dove deep. Subtle gyrations of the tongue, a flourishing of emotions, you offload your worries at that moment and let yourself be swept by emotion. Petunia, to her credit, did not immediately go for the tongue, but rather shyly join you in your dance of lips and tongue. After what felt like an eternity, you release her lips from yours - at which point you realized something's straining against your pants' fabric, lightly poking Petunia on the stomach. You find yourself already straddling over her..."Petunia?""Yes, handsome?""Let's do it. Me. You. Now." You feel the urge, and the time seems so right.Petunia blushes even harder. "Yes. Lead the way, James."Right, uh, how do you do this, again? Something about foreplay?>CHOOSE>□ Softly caress her chest>□ Crawl your fingers down her pants>□ Breath close to her ears and neck>□ Kisses on the neck and cheek>□ Ask her to tug your equipment>□ Ask to taste her lower lips>□ Skip foreplay>□ Other (fill in)>captcha sez: GDDMN
>>5018836>□ Kisses on the neck and cheekLet's not be TOO hasty.
>>5018836>□ Kisses on the neck and cheek>□ Softly caress her chestGet a feeling so complicated...
>>5018854+1, foreplay is ALWAYS worth doing
>>5018836>James has heart pupilsIt's time, boys. And good on you for drawing that QM, as I never see guys in hentai or any other artwork having heart pupils except in very mindbreak situations.
>>5018869Usually i'd say that a man with heart pupils looks weird, but everything here is pretty normal and vanilla (the only way it should be), James is just a lad in love who's finally with his girl, and James is much more outward, while Petunia is more of a blushing nerd.
>>5018854+1 grope that flat(ish) chest. Lmao the nuns are right next door. They're gonna hear the whole thing.
>>5018951Petunia isn't exactly flat, i'd say. In the ones where you get a good perspective, she looks small, but still noticeable. Enough that there's a curve in her shirt.>Lmao the nuns are right next door. Well, the walls are made of dirt. Dirt is pretty good at keeping out sound, right?
>>5018957Pretty sure that the rooms are just divided by curtains. It was in one of the past drawings.
>>5018973Good point, and they seem to be next room. I mean, we're not going to stop now obviously, but it would be good if there was a way to stop the sound.Man, we really need a home just for ourselves.
>>5018836>□ Kisses on the neck and cheekNot to be a wet blanket, but I'd watch how lewd you get, QM--the moderators are pretty trigger-happy these days!
>>5019133Are they? /qst/ seems to be pretty chill. Worst case scenario, he can post any images that are too risky in a catbox. With catbox you can post actual nsfw.Seems all good to me.
>>5019133He can link a doc that has the images or post an imgur Chief91m10 does it that way
>>5018836>□ Pull a blanket>□ Kisses on the neck and cheek>□ Softly caress her chest
>>5018836Whoops, fell asleep before I could draw today's update. Sorry, no update today!
>>5020099That's fine, i can wait.Every day waited is a day closer to putting a bun in petunia's oven. It is inevitable.
>>5020106But if bad stuff happens like more raptor injuries, then that risks loss or worse.
>>5020717Well, that's part of the hardship, we just have to make sure it won't happen. The rewards are much gratifyingIt's also inevitable. You think we can realistically stop the two lovebirds? Heck no.
>>5018845>>5018854>>5018865>>5018951>>5019133>>5019788You decide to not rush it. There's a hidden art in these moments - so you shift to her side, and kiss her neck slowly. From there, you can feel both of your body heat intermingling; inhale, and you drink deep of her aroma. Aside from her sweetish, rosey odor, you also get a slight whiff of smokey, burnt smell, and the distinctively ozoneish flavor of residual magic. The smooth texture of her neck is only interrupted by the cold and ubiquitous metal of her prison collar."You know, handsome, kissing's all good but you c- ooh!" Petunia gets a nice surprise as you slide your hand smoothly up her shirt, and caress her bosom; an unparalleled softness blooming as your fingers trace invisible lines on her chest. By her breaths, you can feel that Petunia welcomes the surprise. "O-ohhh, James, you naughty boy. I suppose I should return the favor..."A shivering pleasure crept up your spine as she suddenly but surely releases your manhood from its cloth prison and holds it gently in her hand. From up close, you can see how her expression changes from playful, to surprised, to pleasantly surprised as her tender touch roused the beast below."Whoa, James! You're packing some serious heat down there!" You don't reply immediately, but your breath sweeps across her ear a couple of times before you do."Well, think you can take it?""O-of course, James! I-I'm an e-expert in taking d-d-dicks..." Oh my, is there doubt mixed with awe and desire there?>CHOOSE>□ Ask her to rub the genie's lamp>□ Ask her if she's hungry for sausage with plenty of mayonnaise>□ Ask to sample her clam chowder>□ Ask to try her raisins>□ Time to disrobe, both of you, and bask in each other's physicality>□ Keep the current mutual rubs>□ Engage in some dirty, flirty talks>□ Ask her about her day>□ Other (fill in)
>>5021075>□ Keep the current mutual rubs>□ Time to disrobe, both of you, and bask in each other's physicalityDo both at the same time.Also, Ease up on the metaphors plox. I don't even know what the raisins are supposed to be.
>>5021180You know, if you really do fear getting trouble with the mods, you can always drop the update on a catbox.
I don't know what to do, so i will just suggest something for everyone else to use>With your hands, caress Petunia en various spots in her body, like legs, stomach, back, etc
>>5021122yeah do this and tastefully fade to black
>>5021122>>5021555>>5022188>dem dubs n trips"Hey, Petunia, it's alright to be honest. Let's take it a bit slow, alright?" You assure her with more tender touches and her lightly stroking your trouser snake. "So you've never seen one this big, huh?" you refer to your organ which she handled with care."Y-y-yeah, yours is... a marvelous specimen, alright. Is it me, or did it got hot in here all of a sudden?" She's right, the inexplicable heat of lust grows over you."Yeah, let's get these off." you start to strip, Petunia following closely behind, until both of you are in your birthday suits. Naked as truth, nothing to hide - only the metallic collar and cuffs remain. Heat rises as surely as your heart rates."So uh, here I am, James." Petunia's petite yet tall frame lay before you in all her natural splendor, just as yours let Petunia bask in your erectile glory.At that moment, she is the most beautiful woman you've held in your hand. "You're beautiful, Petunia."She giggles. "And you are handsome, handsome."Nothing could ruin this moment. Not even a Gobson who almost stumbled in saying something about the arrival of the Rubeda brothers, and then took a hasty retreat after a glance while saying that James is kinda uh, busy right now, and should not really be disturbed, real intense stuff happening sort of stuff, and maybe we'll get back to it later on, yep.>CHOOSE>□ Ugh alright, get clothed and go upstairs to meet the Rubeda brothers>□ Time to set a course... intercourse, of course!>□ Let Petunia take the lead this time>□ Other (fill in)
>>5022489That reference is cursed, but luckily it's actually wholesome this time.>□ Time to set a course... intercourse, of course!You know what to do. M___N_ P____
>>5022489>□ Time to set a course... intercourse, of course!tasteful fade to black! The trips demand it!
>>5022518There's not much else to fade at this point.
>>5022489OP I'm not even gonna remove my trip for this. If that actual lewd isn't behind a catbox for the fade to black I am starting a riot.
>>5022489>□ Time to set a course... intercourse, of course!TAKE A HIKE, GOBSON!
>>5022489>□ Time to set a course... intercourse, of course!
>>5022615It won't be behind a catboxBut tastefully offscreen and/or convenient object censorship
>>5022489>□ Time to set a course... intercourse, of course!>□ Let Petunia from time to time take control, but mainly us to demonstrate our love
>>5023092Do not do this
>>5022498>>5022518>>5022615>>5022654>>5022845>>5023092Whatever intrusion caused by a certain green goblin was quickly forgotten, because now your pillar of manliness wants something more. "Petunia... I want to stick it in.""Oh, handsome... all you have to do is ask. Come lie with me..." She then reclines on the bedroll, legs parting suggestively. Now fully invited, your erect member enters Petunia. Slowly, gently, this is how a wife is taken. A shiver runs your spine as the penetration is complete. Then, like a storm growing near, you started pumping. Slow and steady, then increasing the frequency until you feel the ol' meat rocket ready to launch. Her hand grips yours, and with an audible moan, both of you finish together.You and Petunia lay exhausted on the bedroll, basking in the afterglow of the aftermath. "That... that was fantastic, handsome.""You too." You smile back as you look deep into each other.You do not know how long you've been copulating, but it seems that it's been some time. Then you remember: you still have work to do.>CHOOSE>□ Stay and talk with Petunia>□ Meet with the Rubedas and negotiate>□ Meet with the Crossbones and talk about the relic>□ Go for a walk/patrol and be on the lookout for Dead Numbers>□ Other (fill in)
>□ Stay and talk with PetuniaTalking with her is more important than the work. Definitely now that they've done this.
>>5023732>>□ Stay and talk with Petunia
>>5023732>□ Stay and talk with Petunia
Lads, what do you think are the chances that james' scored a jackpot in petunia?
>>5023732>□ Meet with the Rubedas and negotiateI think this shit might be important. Also our whole "she has changed" narrative doesn't really hold up so well when we're fucking in a war zone.
>>5024044A diceroll like IRL
>>5024788A roll though? I mean, both James and Petunia are healthy and in their prime years. Considering what's he done, i'd say the chance is pretty good that it would work.
>>5023746>>5023781>>5024028Then again, you're not really the leader of Goblinton - that's Nanna's business, and between her, Gobson, and the Crossbones Sisters you think they can handle a bit of diplomacy with Paulo and his Black Badges. You're more of an action man, after all."James, handsome? Something on your mind?" Petunia asks."Not really. I think the Sisters and the goblins could handle a few negotiations with the Black Badges by themselves. We have this moment for ourselves.""Well, that's a relief." Petunia turns onto her side so she faces you. "Hey, you think I could get pregnant?""What, you want to have kids?""Maybe when this is all over. I'd like to have at least three kids. I bet they'll have your eyes.""Yeah, and maybe we'll go live on some backwater town somewhere and be farmers. Once we escape, though.""Yeeeah, escaping, huh? I just hope that Warden we brought out of her crystal coma has the answers we need."That got you thinking of your plans - what would you do next?>CHOOSE>□ Check in on the negotiation process>□ Check with the Warden>□ Patrol Goblinton for the Dead Numbers shapeshifter>□ Other (fill in)
>□ Check in on the negotiation processNow ain't that adorable.Also, i don't know why, but the boy there reminds me of something. I think it's the face. I don't know what though.
>>5024982>□ Patrol Goblinton for the Dead Numbers shapeshifteralmost forgot about that horrifying bastard. We should look out for that thing.
>>5024984+1, don't forget to inform them of the shapeshifter thoughLet's make sure the bros are not gonna start shit with the nuns again over their book, and then we can bring up the infiltrator
>>5024982Whoops, I sank into sleep faster than usual. Update's tomorrow, folks. Also it's looking like we might be in our last stretch/arc of the story, it seems.
>>5024984>>5025029"Let's go check what Gobson was telling us." You say as you put your clothes back on. "I gotta tell them about the impostor.""Good idea, hope they aren't at each others' throats up there." Petunia got dressed faster than you did. "Lead the way, handsome."As you go to the main room, you were greeted by the sight of almost everyone sitting around the room. It never ceases to amaze you how goblin rooms seem to be able to fit them all. Pedro grits his teeth, "The nerve of this guy, why don't you fuck Petunia some more, huh!?"Paulo chuckles despite admitting defeat. "Heh, it seems like I lost the Petuniabowl, then. James,make sure she stays on the straight and narrow for me, please?"You nod, as Nanna comments, "Ah, to be young again!"You'd expect a nun like Sister Beryl to chastise you, but surprisingly she's a-titter with giggles while Sister Delarue just silently gives a thumbs up. "Oh, nothing wrong with doing the sacred act of boning! As long as it's with the wife, of course - so, do you have a good date for the wedding?" Aside from them, you could also see the hulking Dead Numbers thug, Borges, bound with so many ropes he looks like a muscular cocoon; his accomplice the imp, similarly bound, but also gagged; the immobile yet softly glowing body of Frank and his head, occasionally spitting a leftover glowing mushroom; the Warden, sitting propped against a wall, but awake; Sierra and Tristan sitting motionlessly side-by side. Gobson, you reckon, is on another room, judging by the sound of a bottle of lifewater poured directly onto goblin eyes."Alright, alright, I get it, we got too loud, yeah?" A slight redness colors your cheeks. "What did we interrupt, and would anyone tell me what we missed, if you mind?"After a couple moments of attempting to be more serious through coughs, Paulo speaks. "We've determined that the Necrologue isn't considered dangerous, provided that it's retained at the hands of the devout. It really is just a book that lists the names of the dead, and by virtue of it being a holy book to the Crossb- er, Church of the Eternal End, a magical foci for necromancy."Beryl quickly picks up. "And the most we could do with it is speak to the dead, whose name exists in the book."Paulo shrugs. "So basically, it is a phone book of the dead.""It is also more than that! It is one of the key to fixink Gongalla." Borges shuffles himself forward, despite the heavy ropes.Frank speaks from his corner near the Warden. "Myes, Dr. Borges here has quite the theory."Borges ignores the disembodied head. "As we know, Gongalla's becomink more and more unstable. The cause, as most of you know, is because of the broken dimensional anchor, da? Necrologue can help."Paulo scratches his chin in thought. "I can't believe I'm agreeing with a Dead Number, but if what you're saying is correct, you're trying to fix the anchor."
>>5027012"Da, horosho! Dead Numbers have theory, problem is two: how to fix, and how to find broken anchor pieces. Our experts tell it somewhere near The Crack, but Necrologue helps us findink exact whereabouts." Borges smiles proudly behind his moustache.Meanwhile, you've been itching to tell about the shapeshifter, but this business about saving Gongalla is getting interesting.>CHOOSE>□ Ask Warden on how to escape, and perhaps plan an exodus>□ Tell about the Impostor, who is the guy?>□ Ask Borges what the Necrologue is for, in his plan>□ How about making a new dimensional anchor? How hard could it be?>□ Other (fill in)
>>5027017>□ Ask Borges what the Necrologue is for, in his plan>□ Tell about the Impostor, who is the guy?
>>5027017>□ Tell about the Impostor, who is the guy?>□ Ask Borges what the Necrologue is for, in his planI bet we could avoid a lot of this needless violence if we just take a minute and talk about what the hell is going on around here!
>>5027017>□ Ask Borges what the Necrologue is for, in his plan>□ Tell about the Impostor, who is the guy?if he's genuine and the aim is stopping everything from falling apart, then I guess we're on the same sidenow to get the impostor to not fuck us over unknowingly
>>5027376+1. If possible we should recruit this guy to our party, he's pretty awesome.
>>5027027>>5027376>>5027437You scratch your head. "How exactly would this plan work? Assuming that we'd help you."Borges sits straighter. "Ah, Necrologue can call dead people, yes? Then we try callink the architect of Gongalla himself, Jorge Abraxas. He must know how to fix the anchor, or if he not know, he might know who can.""And what about finding the location of the broken anchor?""Usink Necrologue again, we call some more ghosts, those who might be in the same area. Might see it, or ask them to look for it.""Before we get further I'd like to ask you a question... just who is this impostor guy that's with your Dead Numbers team? The imp said there were three of you. Not gonna lie but that guy can really disguise himself."The big frame of Borges shudders. "Ehh, not a him. They. It? It just appear on crossroads one day, walkink into main Dead Numbers compound. Wore old time cowboy form, no face. Just says it one of us, now. But nobody bat eyes, most spies in Dead Numbers understand, some demons think it must be prince of hell. Still very creepy."Well, fits your experiences, at least. Now what do we do? Do we trust Borges? Or could this be a Dead Numbers ruse?>CHOOSE>□ (fill in)
>>5028396Sonds like a reasonable plan all in all, but I'd like to hear the nuns opinion since they are the experts here in all things necromancy.
>>5028396Honestly sounds like a not half bad plan, make it clear that if they're willing to let the nuns hold onto the book then we're not at all opposed to working with them to stabilize the place
>>5028468Oh and ask why they never bothered simply asking for the crossbones help in the first place
>>5028396first >>5028430then >>5028471then >>5028468
>>5028430>>5028468>>5028471>>5028609You turn to the nuns. "Well, Sister Beryl, is this doable?""Calling Abraxas is quite possible, as long as the ghost themselves are willing to answer. It's specific enough to be easily called." Sister Beryl shifts in her seat. "The second one, however, is a bit harder. We don't know the exact ghost to summon, and if we just pick blindly through the list, we won't be sure they know, or will look where the anchor would be."Back to Borges. "So, why haven't you asked the Church of the Eternal End first?"Borges sighs. "We have been tryink! We try to explain to mother superior, but always get turned at gates of Ossuary. Same rude nun with horns."Beryl responds. "Ah, that's probably Sister Goneril, she's really zealous about keeping heathens out. Makes sense since she came from Hell, maybe like your friend there." She points to the imp, Desi, who mumbles some choice words through her gag.You decide to wrap this up. "Alright. So, let's get things straight. The Necrologue stays with the Sisters, have them operate it. That good?"Sister Beryl nods. "We were supposed to return the book to the Ossuary immediately... but I'd think that saving Gongalla would be an understandable delay."Paulo raises his hand (wait, didn't you bind him? Well, whatever). "As a Black Badges representative, I'd like to offer our help. We'll escort you and your party. We can't just do nothing if Gongalla is in peril.""Very well. All of us will fix the anchor, together." You conclude.Now, what's the first step?>CHOOSE>□ Find a ghost that either knows or could be persuaded to go look for the broken amchor>□ Call Abraxas and find out what we need to fix the anchor>□ Survey the area near The Crack>□ Other (fill in)
>>5029261>Quickly ask Frank what is the deal with the mushrooms>Ask everyone that they should search about the story of the anchor, and if there were some prominent people that helped in the construction of said anchor>Take some air, few days have been hectic, but entertaining
>>5029389Petunia hit him with a magitech card that made him grow glowing mushrooms all over his body
>>5029389So just like say to Paolo "I think I'm gonna follow your suggestion and fuck Petunia some more"? LOL.
>>5029261>Paulo raises his hand (wait, didn't you bind him?Wait shit do we have another shape-shifter situation here
>>5029519pretty sure he's just a shifty fuck
>>5029261Er whoops, woke up really late. Update tomorrow, folks!
>>5029389>>5029448>>5029473>>5029640You glance at Frank's disembodied and befungaled head, the growing pile of glowing mushrooms have gotten your attention. "By the way, mind telling me how and why those mushrooms keep growing out of you, Frank?"Frank chuckles before spitting out yet another fruiting body. "Well, that's just the thing, isn't it? Petunia here slapped a magitek card on my back, and these things just... grew on me. Oh my. I have a suspicion that these mushroom are what keeps my head alive, even though my present state of decapitation."Petunia raises her hand. "Yeah, my bad, handsome. I could try and fix his magitek channels though, with some goblin help. At least stop the mushrooms from growing.""Okay... back to the topic at hand. I think we should look for more info about these dimensional anchors. As much a genius Abraxas supposedly were, he couldn't have built the anchor alone. We need to find stories about the ones who actually built Gongalla Gaol.""I believe I can help with that." The Warden stirs. "I am Warden Bianca, I know where to find info. "You'd need to find an observation room, and find its log record disk. It should contain the names of the builders, among others.""Alright then, I think I know what we should do here." You speak, confidently. "First of all, we need to defuse the situation with Goblinton and Black Badges. Paulo, look for stories about the anchor while you're there. Borges, you do the same with the Dead Numbers, inform them of cooperation. Sisters, I ask you to contact the Church and authorize the use of the Necrologue - while also asking about the anchor. I expect this to happen within three days' time." You then turn towards Nanna and the goblins. "In the meantime, the rest of us, along with goblins, keep a lookout for the impostor shapeshifter, while Goblinton fixes damages from the fire. Warden Bianca should rest and heal up, and Frank gets fixed up. The rest of us gets a 3-day break, do whatever. After three days, we...">CHOOSE>□ Look for log record disks>□ Contact Abraxas using the Necrologue>□ Contact the anchor builders using Necrologue>□ Hunt for the impostor>□ Other (fill in)
>>5030984>□ Contact the anchor builders using Necrologue>□ Contact Abraxas using the NecrologueI don't see why we shouldn't contact all of them, and look for the necrologue. If we have time, we should look for the log record disk. The impostor is worrying, but we'll be looking for that in the 3 day period, right?
>>5030991This. It'd be nice to have some proof that the Dead Numbers guys are on our side now, so we can pull that out and show it to the impostor when they inevitably out themselves and pull antag shit on us. If they won't believe us, they'll believe their own allies, yeah?
>>5030984>>5030991+1 to this!
>>5030991+1Also I don't know why we're fixing Frank again, we can bury that mofo under Nana's hut for all I care.
>>5031347>not wanting Frank to become Filthy Frank
>>5030991>>5030998>>5031230>>5031347"...we'll reconvene here to share info, and contact Abraxas and the anchor builders." You say, decisively. "By the way, Borges - we're still not sure the Dead Numbers are trustworthy, so while you go contact them, we'll be keeping the imp here.""Ah, you mean Desi? She'll be doink fine as a hostage." Desi mumbled something that you're sure would make a sailor blush were it not for the gag."Alright, if there's no more questions, let's finish up this meeting. Some of you have places to be, and the rest of us either got some downtime or things to do." With a positive murmur, the crowd disperses. Paulo and Tristan wasted no time heading back towards the other Black Badges outside Goblinton; Borges immediately goes solo to the Dead Numbers safehouse to contact them; and the Sisters made small talk towards Warden Bianca and Pedro before setting off towards the Ossuary with the Necrologue.That leaves you with Petunia, Gobson and Sierra as your main party, with Warden Bianca recovering together with Frank in Nanna's hut. Pedro's already off cavorting with the Goblinton Thieves' Guild - which gained a new member, which is the other goblin girl from Goblin Squad. Before they could scatter, you told them to take Desi along with them, and keep an eye for people acting strange.Suddenly it dawns on you that your three-day vacation starts now. No tense moments, no missions, just you and Petunia (and Gobson and Sierra) in Goblinton. What will you do, besides keeping an eye open for the impostor?>CHOOSE>□ Follow Pedro's 'advice' and love Petunia some more>□ Maybe not that intense, go on a date with Petunia>□ Go back to that observation room and look for the log record disk>□ Actively keep an eye out for the impostor>□ Ask Warden Bianca some things (what? Fill in)>□ Help Petunia in fixing Frank>□ Ask Sierra about her past>□ Other (fill in)>OPTIONALLY, CHANGE VIEWPOINT TO:>□ Pedro and the gang + Desi>□ Warden Bianca and Frank>□ Sierra>□ Gobson>□ Paulo>□ Borges>□ Sister Beryl>□ Stay as James and Petunia>□ The Impostor>□ Other (fill in)
>>5031642First and foremost,>□ Actively keep an eye out for the impostorIt's dangerous. I don't trust it. If we have enough time>□ Maybe not that intense, go on a date with PetuniaPossibly followed by lovedoing
>>5031642>□ Go back to that observation room and look for the log record disk>□ Actively keep an eye out for the impostor
>>5031666Yeah let's do this.
I hope we'll meet the revolutionaries soon, we haven't even begun to see all this 'Free Gongalla' stuff.
From the discord trannies
>>5032710Let me in
>>5032710Woke up this morning and the IP has reset, now I can post! Writing update...
>>5031666>>5032280>>5032428"Hey, Petunia? Wanna go on patrol together?" You speak, as you rise from your seated position."Sure, we're looking for the impostor dude, right?" Petunia follows you outside Nanna's hut."Well, I'm thinking it could also be a date as well."She blushes at the mention. "Oh, handsome! You know how to make a surprise! Come on then, I saw this nice little cafe near the Goblin Market..."One short walk later and two darkdrop bean brew later (which was generously provided free of charge since you helped Goblinton and, to quote the barista, "be customer bait"), and the mission to out the impostor was already conveniently forgotten as you discuss fan-literature with Petunia. You're not particularly concerned, however, since the G-squad is out on patrol - you've seen them peeking about once or twice, Pedro leering your way every time you see him.>CHOOSE>□ Invite him over for a cup>□ Reply with your own mean mug>□ Kiss Petunia to see what his reaction is>□ Ask about Desi, you don't see her with them?>□ Ask if they've seen anything suspicious that might be the impostor>□ Other (fill in)
>>5032963You know, i was going to say we should ask him to come, maybe try to sort things out, but this ain't exactlly something you can force. He's probably just annoyed the woman who raped him seems to be all good.Reasonable anger, but he might need some more time to cool off before we can discuss it>□ Ask about Desi, you don't see her with them?
>>5032967Forgot to add >□ Kiss Petunia to see what his reaction isbefore asking about Desi
>>5032967>>5032974>>5033224>>5033320Sensing an opportunity to tease, you lean in to give Petunia a quick peck on the cheek. "O-oh! What's the matter, handsome?" She titters while blushing."Nothing, just to make sure you know you're loved.""Aww, so sweet of you, handsome~"Petunia smiles, as you peek towards Pedro. Seems like his scowl is worsening while the leer has been upgraded into a full-on glare, complete with daggers. Heh, while it's kinda funny, you don't want to add an enemy right now. So you yell to him: "Hey, Pedro! Where's Desi? Isn't she supposed to be with you?"As if on cue, Desi herself popped in from under your table. You were slightly surprised as you didn't see her coming at all, but then again, Dead Numbers. "Quit yappin', while you were busy doin' some subpar snoggin' with your paramour here, I've been around, shootin' the breeze with th' townsfolk. Found some clues regardin' our mutual friend the Impostor an' about that fire at th' market. Not much luck about the anchor, though. Now which one you wanna hear first?"You scratch your head. "Wait, that was subpar? What do you know about romance, anyways?"Desi seem kinda insulted by the insinuation. "For your information, buster, I am a bona fide Succubus, bred an' trained! I definitely know how to seduce people! ...most of the time!"Huh, you didn't peg her for a succubus.>CHOOSE>□ Get Pedro and his gang to come hear Desi's findings>□ Ask Desi on how she ended up in Dead Numbers>□ Hear Desi's findings>□ Wait, you're really a succubus? Seduce Pedro, if you're so great>□ Kiss Petunia some more, not in a subpar way>□ Ask Desi for to brief you back at Nanna's hut, not here>□ Other (fill in)
>>5033524>□ Get Pedro and his gang to come hear Desi's findings>□ Hear Desi's findingsWe should see about that impostor. While getting her to 'seduce' pedro seems pretty funny, it wouldn't be very nice.
>>5033539This, plus>□ Ask Desi for to brief you back at Nanna's hut, not hereso basically get everyone back to the hut for a meeting. Honeymoon's over.
>>5033570I don't know, is it THAT important? She said clues.
>>5033539>>5033570+1, but no ending honeymoon yet
>>5033580I think that we should do that if it's truly important, if it's not, after we return from our date
>>5033539>>5033570>>5033580>>5033644>>5034608"Alright then, we'll hear you out, but not here. We'll meet back at Nanna's hut later. I'm in the middle of a date here."Petunia, however, disagrees. "Nah, now's fine. I'm curious on what this impostor can do. If that's fine with you, handsome?""Oh, all right, let's go, then. Pedro, goblin squad, you're coming too!" They regroup, and follow you, Petunia, and Desi back to Nanna's hut. Once they are properly seated at the main room (seriously, how do goblins make it fit every time?), Desi begins her briefing."Alright y'all, listen up! First of all, let's talk about that market fire, 'cuz it leads to the other one. So! If y'all remember correctly, y'all were carryin' me back to Goblinton when all of a sudden, y'all see the stall on fire. Correct?"A chorus of "Yes" from the goblin squad."Strange thing is, I saw that fire too, but I sense it's got a magic aura in it, the same kind that Borges has. But! Y'all know for sure that by that time, Borges was already tied up and unconscious, and already carried here at Nanna's hut. Correct?" She points at Petunia."Yep, me, the Sisters, and some nearby goblins carried him, he's heavy." Petunia confirms."So, barring one of the goblins here having the exact same powers as Borges - which my interviews suggest they don't - our firebug's most likely the Impostor. Which means, it can copy not only our faces and shape, but it could also copy our magic powers, whatever it is. But even then, it has limits." She raps the floor to highlight this find. "All the goblins who's seen strange folk all confirm that they've seen tall folk like you. Never seen it as a goblin like y'all, or a succubus like me, or a kid like him." She points to Pedro."So... how are we going to find it?""Gee I dunno, I just gathered the info. Not really the thinkin' part."Well, how do you plan to catch it?>CHOOSE>□ Ask every gobbo to report sightings of suspicious tall ones>□ Get the G-squad to scour the city actively>□ Get the G-squad to do surveillance passively>□ See if Petunia and Desi could sniff any magic that shouldn't be there>□ Move out of the city and see if it follows you out>□ Other (fill in)
>>5034815>□ Ask every gobbo to report sightings of suspicious tall ones>□ Get the G-squad to scour the city actively>□ See if Petunia and Desi could sniff any magic that shouldn't be thereoverkill? I don't think so.
>Get the G-squad to do surveillance passivelyKeep an eye out for any doubles.Our shapeshifter can copy down quite a bit, but definitely not our memories and habits, like calling James darling instead of handsome. It seems that it could cause some real havoc with false flags, so it might be a good idea to find some way to keep tabs on significant players in the game. Especially anyone who's not a goblin and wouldn't normally blend in (such as ourselves.) Some kind of secret code, mark, phrase or signal, and making sure all already present aren't the shapeshifter.
>>5034815Backing >>5034869>>5034869>>5034935>chad height impostor>in a town of manlets>cannot make himself a manlet to blend inOH NO NO NO
>>5034815Sorry folks, no update today - I keep falling asleep before I can finish drawing the update. Which means I have got to fix my sleep schedule, rewind the circadian rhythm, which means that updates will be once every two days now. Sorry for this inconvenience!
>>5034815>Other: Try to determine if this is the real Desi through magic or some shitHow do we know THIS DESI isn't the Imposter? They could be feeding us false intel and we'd never know it!
>>5035624Oh yeah that's smart. Let Borges ask her some stuff.
>>5034869>>5034935>>5035032"Well, we definitely need to spread this information to the wider goblin populace. We'll do that, and actively search for it as well. Petunia, Desi, you know magic, can you feel traces of it? We're looking for magic that shouldn't be there... or maybe even an absence of magic where it should be."Desi speaks up. "I reckon I could, what with me bein' a Succubus and all. Used ta track horny an' lonely sorcerers back then."Petunia nods. "Yeah, I can do that, but my tracking's a bit basic. I'll see what I can find.">>5035624>>5035672It crossed your mind that this Desi could be the impostor itself, feeding you false intel - but with Borges still out of town you decide to keep her close with you and Petunia."Oh yeah, we need to make some sort of code or something so that we know we're not shapeshifters..." Petunia mused. "Well, I'm going to call any tall folk as 'handsome', and short folk as 'sweet', how bout that?"You nod, thinking of your own codeword. "Sounds good, I'll call you 'precious' and the small folk as 'comrade'."Pedro smirks. "Really, just code words? Watch and learn!" He whistles, and the goblin squad assembles into a strange pose. "Go-go gobsquad, aw yea!" They say in unison. "Just tell us to pose if you want to check, each one of us has their own pose!"Desi inspects the posing squad a bit before coming to a conclusion. "Weird flex, y'all, but ok I guess?"Satisfied with your impostor check protocols, you decide to head out. "Alright, then, we'll start at opposite ends of the town. Me, Petunia, and Desi starts on the west side, Pedro and the g-squad on the east, we both go in a counterclockwise spiral, meeting in the middle of the Goblin Market. Along the way we ask as many goblin as we can about any tallfolk they've seen around the time the fire happened until now. Sound good?"After a wave of nods and yeps, the groups headed out to their designated positions. Once the g-squad is approximately reached their start point, you start walking northwest-ish.>ROLL 2D20 FOR THE SEARCH>OPTIONAL: CHOOSE>□ Other (fill in)
Rolled 2, 4 = 6 (2d20)>>5036029What should we choose?
Shippin Pedro and Desi cause my dude needs to get over tall pervert gf
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5036314I'm a fucking moron, just a regular dumbass. But I can get better.
>>5036314>a succubus>good for anyoneYou do remember why they're demons, right?
Rolled 18, 13 = 31 (2d20)>>5036029I don't have an idea to what to do, so I will just roll
>>5036331>falling for the propagandapathetic>>5036314>trade tall pervert gf>for short pervert gfI hope he puts all that seethe at seeing James score into trying to score himself
>>5036532>patheticShe said herself she's a succubus. There's a reason why they're supposed to be dangerous.
Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d20)>>5036029I don't know what "chose" means
>>5037134Goddamn that sucksAt least we got the 18 and the 13
>>5036246>>5036315>>5036496>>5037134>18, 13"Let's get going, ladies! That impostor ain't gonna catch itself." You tell Petunia and Desi to start the patrol. For most of it, it was uneventful - the goblins you've spoken to didn't see anything unusual. No other tall folks other than you, Petunia, Sierra, or the Warden were seen. You were wondering if Pedro's team have better luck when you see some tall figures near the market. As your team rush closer, you realize they were... two goblins, in a coat? There's others who are trying out the new look, within the crowd of goblins that seem to be having a good time. "Huh, what's all this, then?" You ask the closest vertical pair."Ya, man, if it isn't James Calaca, our hero!" The top one speaks. "We be having a festival, since ye saved Goblinton frum doom. Come, join as, we be having de Tall Dudes Festival!" The bottom one adds, "In case you're wondering, it comes from an ancient custom that dates back to before we goblins were relocated to Gongalla. Even before the Eternal Empire arrived in our world and made it theirs. Back then, goblins sometimes don this disguise to fit in the tall ones' society. Oh, how far had we come!"Well, this would complicate matters, since if you're asking for 'tall folk' then these double-gremlins could count. But you try to ask, anyways. "Have you guys seen a tall folk that's acting strange? We're looking for a shapeshifter.""Ya, man. Like dat broke-neck fella on de roof? Looks like you!" The top one points at Petunia, then to a roof behind you. Turning around, you can see clearly, a Petunia with an unnaturally wide grin, and whose head is stuck sideways."Damn, that's fucking creepy." Petunia says, before focusing. "Can't feel any magic from it, how about you?" She turns to Desi."Me neither. That feller don't use magic to steal your shape then, beanpole."Well, the question is, how would you pursue it, now? It's perching atop one of the taller structures of the market, just... standing there, menacingly.>CHOOSE>□ Borrow a ladder>□ Just climb the side of the building>□ Go from the inside>□ You don't need to, just track it from below until reinforcements arrive>□ Other (fill in)
>>5037873>You don't need to, just track it from below until reinforcements arriveWe take our sweet time climbing up, it's gonna run, I think. Slippery bastard. Don't want to split up into just ones and twos either.
>>5037873>You don't need to, just track it from below until reinforcements arriveIt's like hte ohter anon said, by the time we get there, it'll disappear
>>5037873>□ Other (fill in)Yell: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
oh and if we DO engage it, use a slingshot or something. Avoid going into melee or we'll have the tired old "getting tangled up with your doppelganger" trope.
Throw rocks at it lmao
Wait, ask what the others see, mention what you see, if I we all see different things, then this will complicate matters
>>5037876>>5037942>>5038088>>5038914"Just to be clear, I'm currently looking at something resembling Petunia, right? From the time before you got clawed by a raptor?" You ask, just to be sure.Petunia grumbles affirmatively. "Mmm. Do I always look -that- creepy?""I reckon the broken neck does that shape-changin' snake a whole lotta ugly." Desi commented."Keep an eye on it, I'm going to try something." You say, before cupping your hands in front of your mouth, and yell: "WHAT DO YOU WANT?"By this time more goblins have noticed the impostor and are staring at it. Then, suddenly, it cracks its neck further, turning its Petunia head upside-down. As it does so, it flops into a kind of crouch, but since it's done the whole other way around it's kind of sickening to see. Then, a voice that kiiinda sounds like Petunia's emanates from its impossibly wide grin. "I want to be YOUoneofYOUpartofYOU." That last word it overlays on top of the other, spoken at the same time. Slowly, its face rearranges, and it speaks again, sounding less and less like Petunia. "I am a traveler. I am a stalker. I am a visitor. I am..." this it says with your voice and face: "LOST.">CHOOSE>□ Watch the James and wait for Pedro's team to arrive>□ Ask him about his backstory>□ Ask him, why Petunia?>□ Walk away>□ Get down from the roof and meet the James face-to-face>□ Other (fill in)
Stalling this thing for time might be a good idea.>□ Ask him about his backstory>□ Ask him, why Petunia?This is the second time it disguised itself as Petunia. If it was just now, or just at the market, i'd understand, but it's not.
>>5039591+1. Also just try to keep it talking, like anon said.
>>5039591>>5039606>>5039683You were about to ask him some questions when he took the words right out your mouth. "Who are you? Where did you come from? I am you now, so I know things that you know. Your memory is mine, and now my memories are mine. Is it true that I was a Revolutionary? Did I truly believe in the cause? Was I just a violent scoundrel who thought that being a Revolutionary was just an excuse to dispense violence? Oh, the things I've repressed. Was Sierra really like that?" You threw your question about backstory right back at you, in your own voice. Your grin is as wide as can be. "And what about Petunia? Do you truly love her? Or was it just a flash romance, a one-night stand, never an ever after? Tell me." You elongated yourself closer to you, visibly shaken by your questions. How did you know about that?!Thankfully, you didn't notice that Pedro had finished his patrol early, and is now just hoisting himself up the other side of the roof.>THINGS GET A BIT CONFUSING>YET, CHOOSE>□ Refute the dark accusations>□ Goad some more>□ Be thrown off the roof by Pedro>□ Disentangle your identity from him
>>5041210>Disentangle your identity from himGET OUT OF MY HEAD!
>>5041210>Goad some more>Be thrown off the roof by PedroCoolest way to switch characters on a Quest that I've seen so far.
>>5041210>□ Goad some more>□ Be thrown off the roof by PedroAin't you got something better to do?
>>5041210>□ Be thrown off the roof by Pedro>□ Disentangle your identity from him
>>5041210>□ Goad some more>□ Do some random shit that you wouldn't believe that you would do>□ Be REALLY annoyed about the fact that he (you) mentioned that about PetuniaThis one is a separate one, but I think it could be a powerful weapon against him if it works, but don't use it now> Ask him (you) what is their backstories (as in plural, maybe that will fuck him a bit)
>>5041211>>5041212>>5041230>>5041430>>5042481You continue the verbal onslaught. "I am so quick to resort to violence. Why violence? Why indeed? Is it because I feel inadequate in my manhood? Just barely enough to satisfy Petunia? Or was it because I was molested as a child?"You've had enough of this. "Shut up! Stop with your lies! I was never molested! And I love Petunia with all my heart! Why don't you go get your own identity instead of taking mine and then writing fanfics about it!" You shake your hand furiously at yourself.That's it, reaffirm yourself, make yourself more defined - you will manifest your stolen identity faster... as a laugh escapes your mouth, so does a feeling of sudden gravity. Huh, you're fast approaching the ground. How could this be? Ah, your friend Pedro, you forgot about him.>CHOOSE>□ Abandon this identity to survive the fall>□ Bind it to another name so it could get a start on its own identity>□ Violence>□ Enjoy the fall>□ Other (fill in)
>>5043269>Bind it to another name so it could get a start on its own identity>literal fall guy take the damageHehe.
>>5043269I don't get it, who's being binded? Arent we still playing as the impostor?
>>5043295We are currently James Calavera. At the moment there's two, so either is fine.
>□ Bind it to another name so it could get a start on its own identityYou know, it's surprising the impostor didn't try to pull the goading on Petunia. Would have been a much easier target. Could have even pulled the same lines about not being womanly enough to satisfy James, or saying that he didn't actually like her...Which is objectively false, as he literally had heart pupils, but she's an still fairly insecure nerd so it would have been the more logical target for an impostor. Fortunately this thing doesn't seem to be very logical in general, so it won't really hit anything.
>>5043284>>5043390You feel the sickeningly refreshing, old new feeling of falling, the tug of gravity on your mass. The vibrations as you hit the floor in front of you, the dissolution as your identity falls apart around you. Feels like your native freedom, back 'home'. And yet, despite it all, this is not home. You are no longer James Calaca. You are no longer Petunia Karachov. You are not even nobody.You are James Calaca, and you just saw yourself - or rather, the impostor that tried to take your shape - plummet to the ground, and shatter into a mess of semi-recognizable shapes. Witnessed by shock-stricken Petunia, Pedro, and several goblin citizens, you no longer see the impostor. In front of you lay a quivering pile of barely recognizable features - you can make out eyes, a grin or two, and some limbs, but the identity has given up the ghost. "What the fuck are you??" You yell, incredulous at the things before you."I am no longer -" it said in a plaintive whine, "I am not even nobody." The unrecognizable thing gurbled. "Why must I exist in this place? Envy, I envy all of you, with your identities and relationships and lives."What's this? The more you see it, the more you see an inkling of something. Kinda hard to describe, like a yearning, an otherwordly quality - and somehow, deep in your feelings, you know that this... entity before you is no prisoner of Gongalla. "Petunia, you seeing what I'm seeing?"She seemed to have to shake whatever effect it had on her off first. "Sorry, handsome, but I'm not really sure myself. Some kind of feeling? A mass of disorganized organs? Something that's not a prisoner?""Welp, that's it, then. You're getting NAMED." You state.It replied with a weak affirmative.>THREAD END>FOR NOW>THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS EXPERIMENT SO FAR>NEXT THREAD THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW>IN WHICH WE INCH CLOSER TO THE END>HOPEFULLY BEFORE THREAD TEN>PERCHANCE WE WILL DISCOVER WHAT GONGALLA IS>PERCHANCE WE WILL SAVE IT>PERCHANCE WE WILL EVEN ESCAPE>PERCHANCE TO DREAM OF RAISING A FAMILY
>>5045247And another good thread, thanks for running again OP. I'm interested to see how things are going to continue.Though it's honestly kind of sad we didn't get to see more of Sierra seeing she was even in the OP. Maybe next time.
>>5045247Thanks for running OP!
>>5045247Thanks for running, man! Does... Does this mean the end is near?
>>5045800We are in the last third of the story, hopefully. All good things must come to an end - but the setting may live on.