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%20QuestPREVIOUSLY, ON GAOL QUESTYou are James Calaca, a violent rabble-rouser revolutionary who was thrown into Gongalla Gaol. There, you found allies: Petunia the ex-serial non-consensualist, Gobson G. Gobson the plucky goblin, and an amnesiac (?) yet sentient test dummy who you named Sierra, after a role model in your childhood. Currently you're staying in Goblinton, whom you just saved from a potential raid by the Black Badges, who are ex-cops and ex-soldiers, via negotiation. Their leader, Paulo, had a past with Petunia - and so does the only non-goblin Goblinton Thieves Guild member, Pedro. Said raid was also triggered by the Necrologue, a relic of the Crossbones (aka the Church of the Eternal End) that Pedro stole, which also attracted the attention of the Dead Numbers, a group of ex-spies, scientists, and former gang members. After defeating the sneaky agents of the Dead Numbers (bar one), turns out they wanted the relic to save Gongalla Gaol by fixing one of the broken dimensional anchors. Now properly explained, the various faction representatives headed back to relay the news. They'll be back to start step one of the fixing process: contacting Abraxas, the dead architect of Gongalla, but that's still two days away. You did, however, managed to confront and defeat a shapeshifter who had infiltrated the Dead Numbers, and now it lies in shambles in front of you, a mass of barely recognizable features.You're gonna give it a NAME.
>>5047274"What should we name it? I don't even know where to start." You muse aloud. Apparently this infiltrator was looking for an identity of its own, and decided to latch to Petunia's, then yours, before getting its features rearranged by Pedro with assistance from gravity."Wait, handsome, I think I got this, I wrote a lot of fanfiction after all. An original character's name should be null sweat." Petunia comments.From atop the Goblinton Goblin Market building where the impostor used to be, Pedro yells his two cents from above. "Just name him... it... whatever, as long as it's cool!"Well, he's got a point, this name will be the start of a whole new identity for the shapeshifter."Well well well. What do we name you?"It gurgles back, weakly. "Please do.">CHOOSE A NAME>□ Get Petunia to think up a name>□ Ask Pedro to come up with a cool name>□ Remember a figure from your past>□ Other (fill in)
>>5047295>Outis"Nobody." BUT DON'T TELL HIM THAT. SHHHH.
>>5047313Outis is cool and all, but it doesn't sound right. How about the latin equivalent, Nemo?
>>5047314How about that? I'll support that instead. Sounds more regular as well.
>>5048266>>5048165Switching to this. it would be awesome if with the name, the thing would turn into Yoshi!
"Nemo" seems reasonable.
>>5047314>>5047317>>5047994>>5048383"Very well. Your name will be..." you rack your brain for a bit. A name that fits a nobody-turned-somebody, someone who will be journeying a lot, someone who has plenty of dreams. "...Nemo!"At once, the disparate elements of recognition rushed and coalesced together, the bits and pieces reassembling before your very eyes. A blur focuses, a puzzle solves, an identity forged anew. Standing in front of you is Nemo - garbed in a sea-captain's coat, perhaps symbolizing becoming the captain of your own fate. Their cerulean blue hair glimmers softly as their face shines with a dreamlike quality; as if they had been plucked out entirely from some fantasy. "I am? I am!" He spoke, and his voice is smooth with a hint of ocean-brined air. "I exist!"From beside you, you hear a furtive gasp. Petunia stares, dumbfounded. "No way... no way, no way.""You've seen him before, Petunia?" Her expression is one of beffudlement, yet with a hint of recognition."This might sound crazy, handsome, but I've wrote him.""What, as pen pals or something?" You ask, quizzically."No, no... you remember that I used to dabble in fanfiction? He's literally a character I wrote in one of my fanfics!"You look back at Nemo, who is marveling at his own hands. He still has some features that seem familiar, but mostly different from you or Petunia. It was then that the onlooking goblins cheer. "NEMO! NEMO!" They chant, and you feel like they're about to make another festival on the spot. Nemo, on the other hand, recoils a bit from the sudden noise.>CHOOSE>□ Calm down the goblins>□ Get Nemo to Nanna's House>□ Ask Petunia further about her Nemo>□ Calm Nemo down and let him party with goblins>□ Other (fill in)
>>5049001>□ Ask Petunia further about her NemoWell, he had the memories of everyone...it could be that he, maybe without realizing, used the memory of Petunia's fanfic OC? Might be wise to ask more about him, though>□ Calm down the goblinsWhile it'd be good to party, this guy has just gotten an identity. Not wise to make so much noise yet.Also>shrek ears
>>5049001>□ Calm down the goblins>□ Get Nemo to Nanna's Houselet's take this indoors
>>5049009+1I think it's those generic space alien ears. Same design???
>>5049109nah, you're right. Shrek ears are trumpet shaped, those are the classic "green men from mars" antennae/ears
>>5049009>>5049016>>5049092>>5049109"Wait, so you wrote him in the past?" You ask Petunia."Well, not quite like him, though - I once wrote about this one background character on this sci-fi anime I watched... do you know of Brave Attacker Valjean?""Nope." You honestly reply, because you've never even heard of this 'anime' thing before."Oh, well, anyways there's this background character who appeared in episode 2 season 6, whose design I liked, and ended up writing a series of stories about. I named him Space Captain Nemo since he doesn't have one in the show. In retrospect I may have added elements from Carto Moltese while writing him..." Petunia rambled."Well, you'd have to tell me all about it later, Nemo here's being mogged by the goblins." Which, indeed, does happen - the goblins had already surrounded you and are asking questions. A lot of questions."Where'd you get that cap from?" "How'd you get so tall?" "You look like you own a ship. Do you?" "Ayy, what're those pointy things on top of yer head fer?" "You look cute. Are you single?" "What's your opinion on space travel?" "Where'd that smiling shapeshifter run off to?" Bless these goblins and their curious hearts, but you'd be somewhere else right now.>CHOOSE>□ Make an excuse of Nemo being tired to get out of these questions>□ Support Nemo in trying to answer them>□ Let Petunia answer them>□ Barge through>□ Try to answer them yourself>□ Other (fill in)
>>5051183>>□ Make an excuse of Nemo being tired to get out of these questionsThe captain is VERY busy! Make way!
>>5051274Supporting. >>5051183>you've never even heard of this 'anime' thing before.based James
>>5051183>□ Make an excuse of Nemo being tired to get out of these questions>□ Ask later what an "Anime" is to Petunia, after all, you are her partner and is natural to get to know the hobbies of your love
>>5051821>□ Ask later what an "Anime" is to Petunia-1, let's not wander down that dark path
>>5051821+1 for the anime
>>5051274>>5051386>>5051821>>5051835>>5051868>>5051879>>5052261Seeing Nemo's evident discomfort at the barrage of questions levied at him, you move to intercept. "Whoa there guys, easy on the captain, he's real tired. Let's save these questions for later.""Aw, well, alright then guv. Guys! He's tired! Let em through!" One of the closer goblins replied. A wave of 'what's and 'he's tired's ripple through the crowd, which parts for you, Petunia and Nemo to head back to Nanna's. You look around for Pedro's crew, but they must've slipped into the crowds, since you didn't see them on the roof.As you walk down the streets of the Goblin Market, you have a burning question you need to ask Petunia. "Hey, Petunia?""Yes, handsome?""What's an anime?"Petunia's face turns into a mix of incredulity and enthusiasm. "Wha- you don't mean, you've never heard of anime??""That's why I'm asking, yes.""Oh boy, where do I begin? Anime is a form of entertainment that came from the world of Hinomoto, soon after they joined the Eternal Empire. They've adapted their local comic books named Mangas into a form that could be displayed by the Eternal Empire's T-Boxes, which they call Anime. And it was a very big hit in the Heartlands. There's shows like the aforementioned Brave Attacker Valjean, Kawai Catboy Genki, Blob-San's Daily Life... but I think you'd like Ultimate Fighter Toguro and Blade Mistress Hana.""Well, we only have comics in Libertad - T-Boxes are rare, only the real wealthy has them." You reminisce a bit, remembering looking into people's houses from afar at night as a kid. Before you know it, you're already back at Nanna's hut."Well, that was a fun date overall, despite the Impostor. Let's have another one sometime, handsome! Or something raunchier, in bed, if you know what I mean?" Petunia winks at you. "Now, I'll show Nemo his room, and start looking into this blue mushroom business on Frank. What would you do?">CHOOSE>□ Talk to Nemo (about what?)>□ Talk to Warden Bianca (about what?)>□ Talk to Nanna (about what?)>□ Stay with Petunia and look at what's wrong with Frank>□ Wait, where's Sierra?>□ Other (fill in)
>>5052933>□ Wait, where's Sierra?
>>5052933>□ Talk to Warden Bianca (about what?)we haven't really talked to her since she woke up. What's her story? How does she know Frank?
>>5052933>>5053000+1 to this--kinda wanna figure out what her deal is too.
>>5052933so anime is just cartoons?
>>5053106Essentialy, yes.>>5052943>>5053000>>5053003>>5053109"Going to finally ask the Warden about that teleport document, and a lot of things besides. Maybe look for Sierra after. She needs supervision so she doesn't get scammed like she did with the Dead Numbers back then."Petunia smiles. "Well, good luck, handsome. Let's cuddle again when we sleep... or maybe rock the hut again, hehehe!" With that, she escorts Nemo to a room, then heads towards Frank's storage.You yourself head to Warden Bianca's room, finding her nursing her gunshot wound and reading a pocketbook that she stores when she sees you at the door. "James Calaca, was it? Frank informed me you'd come sooner or later."Your disdain for authority is thankfully successfully held back. "Yeah, we need to talk. About a lot of things. Like that document something something about teleportation out of here."She winces slightly when she shifts her posture into a more upright sitting one. "Very well, but please thank Petunia for me. I don't know how she did it, but she stabilized this mortal wound.""I'll let her know. How did you get shot, anyways? And how did you know Frank?""Well, me and Frank went back a long ways. He was assigned to me as a Junior Wardenbot, and assisted me in my wardening. This was about a couple hundred years or so ago, if Nanna's info was correct."That's incredulous! "How did you-""I'm getting to that." She counter-interrupts. "So, the day comes when it's time to get back home, right? I was casting that spell when Frank gets a software update all of a sudden, and attacked me. I had to crystallize him, and myself too when I realized the wound's going to be hard to tend alone.""Ok, now that made sense. So you were saying you knew how to cast that teleportation spell?"She shrugs. "Anyone who knows their magic, really, but they'd need the documents. It's quite complex to memorize.""Well, that answers some of my questions." You get up to leave. "By the way, have you seen Sierra?""I've seen her leave with Jerry, that fat goblin that sells liquids. Something about business?"Ah, the liquid vendor. Shady business, you bet. "Alrighty, thanks. You're not that bad for a Warden."She chuckles a bit. "As if I wanted to be one in the first place. There are plenty more prisons than just Gongalla, you know."Huh. Well that's something. Now, off to make sure Sierra doesn't get into trouble.>CHOOSE>□ Check in on Petunia and Frank a bit>□ Go straight to the goblin market>□ Get the G-squad as backup>□ Check in on Nemo a bit>□ Get Gobson as backup>□ Other (fill in)
>>5054325>Get Gobson as backup
>>5054325>□ Go straight to the goblin marketIt's just Gobs, if we need to get VIOLENT again we should be able to take on juicy boy.
>>5054325...I just realized I forgot the picture, somehow. Fudge.
>>5054325>□ Get Gobson as backup>□ Go straight to the goblin marketLet's go
>>5054510+1, ready to VIOLENCE if needed
>>5054415>>5054447>>5054510>>5054597But first, you're going to need some backup in case things get hairy, and Petunia's busy fixing Frank. "Hey, Gobson!" You look into his quarters."Yea, guv? What's happening?" Gobson hops to attention."Sierra might be in trouble," you explain. "You know where in the goblin market the liquid vendor is?""Of course! Went there with Petunia last time.""Right then, stick close to me, alright?""Aye aye!" Gobson enthusiastically replies, as you both set off towards the Goblin Market.As you arrive, you noticed that there's far more goblins in the street than usual; the Tall Dude festival must be in full swing. "Aw yeah! The Tall Dude fest is on! Ooh, who's this Nemo fella it's dedicated to?"And indeed, if you look closer at the stalls, some of them are selling Nemo-shaped figurines, plushies, fans, merchandise - most of them only marginally looking like the guy, obviously from second-hand and up descriptions. But in this sea of festivity, it's hard to find Sierra.>CHOOSE>□ Go where the liquid vendor's shop is>□ Ask a nearby stall>□ Ask a random gob>□ Other (fill in)
>>5055952>□ Go where the liquid vendor's shop is
>>5055952>□ Go where the liquid vendor's shop isTHERE SHE ISIN THE BACKGROUND
>>5055952>>□ Go where the liquid vendor's shop is>>□ Quick stop at one of the stalls to buy a Nemo merchandise for him to sign and resell at a profit
>>5055952>>□ Other (fill in)Turn around
>>5055952changing vote from >>5056038 to >>5056256 if possible
>>5056256Seems a bit meta, innit?
>>5056038>>5056256Where's Waldo trained minds.
>>5055990>>5056038>>5056133>>5056256>>5056309In the midst of a goblin crowd, you were about to ask Gobson where the liquid vendor is - when Gobson jumps and grabs your shoulder. "There she is, guv! Quick, she's over there!"Sure enough, you catch a glimpse of Sierra being led into an alley as you turn around. The chase is afoot! You navigate the crowd with Gobson, arriving at said alley......only to find it deserted. It's a dead end, and there's only a few things in the alley itself - a couple of crates, some building materials under tarp, and a sealed-off door. Where could they have gone to?>CHOOSE>□ Check the crates>□ Check the door>□ Check the tarped material>□ Check the dead end>□ Ask Gobson where the liquid vendor's shop is>□ Other (fill in)
>>5057530Do people normally put tarps over bricks?
Also, i just realized Petunia suggested continuing their date on their bedroom like, twice on a rowSame ol' petunia, i suppose.
>>5057530>□ Check the dead end
>>5057530>□ Check the dead endDoor is barred from the outside
>>5057536Sometimes, yes. If not to protect from the elements, it's to prevent it moving much.
>>5057830>>5058189Scanning the alley again, you look for possible hidden exits. The door is securely blocked, even though there is just a single board barring it. The pile of materials show signs o being dragged around, but even if it hides a passage, it would take some time to move the pile around. Then there's the dead end itself, which has a suspcious amount of posters stuck on it. Ah, the ol' Poster Curtain trick! You've seen it being used by Revolutionaries in the past. "Clever, but needs a layer of plank behind it." You remark to no one but yourself.It opens to a downwards tunnel, and as you go in, you start to hear muffled cheering or chanting from - you guess - some sort of underground venue. "Huh, this is kinda familiar, guv. Is this the Fight Club or summink?" Gobson remarked. As you descend, the voices get louder, unmistakably Goblinish. There seems to be an open space, perhaps a ring, in the middle.>CHOOSE>□ Sneak in around the crowd>□ Barge in the middle of the ring>□ Blend in the crowd>□ Back out and wait for Sierra to come out>□ Look around for Sierra>□ Other (fill in)
>>5059323>□ Blend in the crowdas good as we can.I guess
>>5059323We should get Gobson to go blend in it while James sneaks around.
>>5059323>□ Blend in the crowd
>>5059373>>5059463>>5059473The room is absolutely packed with goblins, some of them waving some kind of chits around or holding up signs, and all of them chanting something. You can see Sierra sitting on a stool, clothed in nothing but a red bikini (and the usual prison collar and wrist bangles) - her green and burly opponent opposite, in white. Outside the circular ring, there is a raised podium of some kind where you can see Jerry about to give a speech. "Goblins and otherwise, welcome to the first ever Nemo Day Memorial Match! Today, a contender has arrived to challenge our reigning champion - who will prevail? Let us hope this will be entertaining, at least!" A cheer erupts from the goblins. "Taking the red side, our challenger plastic fantastic knows no pain, but has much to gain; give it up for SIERRA!" Jerry looks like he's got experience in announcing these kinds of matches. The crowd chants Sierra's name. "On the white side, our reigning champion is green and mean; She'll lay you down, buck you up, make you suffer left and right, or her name isn't... KO!" The crowd goes wild at the orc's name. The next part Jerry said, however, surprises you. "Let the BEAUTY PAGEANT MATCH begin!">WAIT WHAT>□ Watch the 'pageant' from the crowd>□ Go to Sierra's side and cheer for her>□ Cheer for Ko instead>□ Go to the podium and confront Jerry>□ Go right in the middle of the ring>□ Ask Gobson for explanation>□ Other (fill in)
>>5061745>□ Ask Gobson for explanationI have questions
>>5061745>□ Go to the podium and confront JerryI mean it's clearly in honor of Nemo Day, but why the hell is Jerry having Sierra fight?
>>5061745>□ Ask Gobson for explanation
>>5061802>>5061894>>5062022You look incredulously at Gobson. "What? A beauty pageant? What?"To your surprise, Gobson also seemed dumbfounded. "Yeah, guv, I thought this is fight club? Never ever seen somethin' like this before."An elderly goblin beside you apparently heard your discussion. "Ah, never seen a pageant, young'uns? There's mostly no fightin', you know. Not quite."Suddenly, something that sounds like a cross between a gong and a cymbal crashed from somewhere in the room, and the two girls on the arena... just started doing their own thing. While Sierra twirls into a pirouette while humming a dancy tune, Ko starts busting bodybuilding poses. The old gob gets excited. "Oh ho, it's starting! The way it works, young'un, is for both contestants to just keep movin' for as long as they can. Gotta be entertainin' though!"You are flabbergasted. "What? And how does one determine the winner, then? Are there judges?""Well, the viewers throw their chits in if they like the performance!" He shows his chits, one red and one white. "You gotta pay for your own chits, though. Ones with most chits is the winner. Although, there's also another way to win."The girls continue to circle around each other, one in gyrations and another with her gun show. "Y'see, if there's a tie in the number of chits, then they go to the mud rasslin' round.""Mud wr- are you for real?!""Well, either that, or if a wardrobe malfunction happens. That's an instant loss, young'un." The old gob chuckles.Man, goblin culture sure is different.>CHOOSE>□ Get yourself a pair of chits yourself>□ Just cheer from the sidelines>□ Go near the ring and ask Sierra if she knows what she's doing>□ Other (fill in)
>>5063360>□ Go near the ring and ask Sierra if she knows what she's doingsomething something responsible adult
>>5063360>□ Go near the ring and ask Sierra if she knows what she's doing
>>5063439>>5063563+1, plus>□ If she seems fine, then let her have fun
>>5063439>>5063563>>5064851Moving your way closer to the ring, you wonder if Sierra understood what she's getting into. "Sierra! Sierra!"She's still gyrating, like some kind of kinetic sculpture, when the first chits start to get thrown into the ring. "Oh hello, James. Nice to visualize you here.""Sierra, why are you here?""Oh, the nice goblin persuaded me that this is a cromulent way to gain riches, and name." She glides with grace close to the edge of the ring, to get closer to you. "And besides, so far it's quite the amusement, look at the vivaceous crowd here. I do not think I am in any hazard here.""Is this really what you want to do?""Well, they also said they could fix my conversation, use the acknowledged word instead of the false ones every so often."Just then, a sound like a conch shell horn booms through the room, and Ko swipes at Sierra, who narrowly dodged it without losing balance. "Whoa! Whoa! Is that even legal?!""Aye, that be the fightan' horn, as opposed to the entertainin' gong - where the contestants could cause clothin' damage on the other." The gob next to you explained.>CHOOSE>□ Interfere by getting into the ring>□ Yell out where Ko's attacking>□ Trust Sierra to do her thing>□ Get Gobson to interfere instead>□ Use the thrown chits to interfere>□ Other (fill in)
>>5065136>□ Use the thrown chits to interfereSeems legit!
>□ Use the thrown chits to interfereIt wouldn't be nice to intervene, but let's try to help our friend.
>>5065136>cromulenthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcxsgZxqnEg>□ Use the thrown chits to interfere
>>5065155>>5065273>>5065392Let's not interfer, let Sierra be independent, and by itself, she is a fricking robot>□ Trust Sierra to do her thing, and shout supportive stuff
>>5065567Well, we're supposed to throw chits, aren't we?
>>5065567Supporting. I hope they don't "fix" her speech, it would be a loss.
>>5065155>>5065273>>5065392>>5065567>>5065572>>5065580>>5066050You just can't stand there and watch, but you don't want to interfere too much, lest the pageant gets cancelled. So, instead of just blindly getting in the ring, you look for elder goblins in the audience. "Need help throwing the chits in? I'll throw them in for you!" Before long, and after some "thanks sonny boy"s, you have a handful of chits of both colors ready to throw. You wait for the opportune moment and... there!Three chits fly out just as Ko lunges at Sierra. Sierra leaps with the grace of a ragdoll, somehow mesmerizing in its own way - while two of the chits you've thrown hit Ko.Based on her intensifying glare, Ko might have figured out it was you who threw the chits. Oops.>CHOOSE>□ Throw a few more chits at her>□ Throw a few more chits into the ring casually, pretending that hitting her was an accident>□ Throw all of the chits in your hand at once>□ Hand the chits to Gobson, tell him to throw>□ Other (fill in)
>□ Throw a few more chits into the ring casually, pretending that hitting her was an accidentI don't think we should try ot interfere too much.
>>5067597>□ Throw a few more chits into the ring casually, pretending that hitting her was an accidentAct natural!
>>5067597>□ Throw a few more chits into the ring casually, pretending that hitting her was an accident
>>5067624>>5067689>>5067884>>5067997Ko makes eye contact with you, and you make eye contact with her - and you reply with a sheepish grin to her glare. You throw another chit in the ring as Gobson pops up behind you. "Ay, guv! Some more chits from the old ones! They really appreciate it!"Ko just makes the universal 'I've got my eyes on you' gesture towards you. But apparently, Sierra has her own idea, because right at the next moment she'd clambered on Ko's back! It was a blur of motion that you've scarcely registered that accidental grope."Hey, what's the big idea?!" Ko roars as she tries to reach Sierra, who's securely clamped on her back."Why, I'm trying to acquire your garbments in a safe waaaay-" Sierra tries to explain, but Ko jumps backwards, trying to dislodge Sierra using impact with the arena. You feel like you've only got moments to yell something at Sierra before she hits the chit-littered arena.>CHOOSE>□ YANK IT OFF!>□ SWIVEL FRONT!>□ WATCH OUT!>□ FLIP HER!>□ GO FOR HER BUTT!>□ Say nothing>□ Other (fill ib)
What's that maneuver they use to invert one of those falls onto the attacker?
>>5069713>BRACE FOR IMPACTDeep breath everyone, Sierra is a crash test dummy she was literally made for this, hopefully the words will activate some deep rooted original protocol probably not but itd be pretty cool
>>5069713>□ FLIP HER!like, complete vertical spin!
>>5069716>>5069866>>5069867>>5070414"FLIP HER!"You are Sierra, and you hear James loud and clear. Your ligajoints swivel with haste, implanting your feet squarely upon the circle - you can feel Ko's apparent confusion as her feet left the ground. Control has been expropriated, you bend your torso further as the momentum bends with you - resulting in a veritable flip, and quite the racket as Ko's head hits the floor. But your hands were not idle during all that, no. They were busy liberating the upper brassiere, a task done right before the impact - and which result you hoist up high for the crowd to see. A cacophany of merriment, and the air explodes into chits while Jerry hypes up your win. It is a win, you guess?>CHOOSE MORE THAN ONE>□ Grandstand>□ Offer aid to Ko>□ Pilfer the other undergarment>□ Check on James and Gobson>□ Take off your bikini as well>□ Ask Jerry about the prize>□ Other (fill in)
>>5071625>Take off your bikini aswell>Offer aid to Ko>strike a pose back to back as a show of good sportsmanship
>>5071625>□ Offer aid to Ko>□ Check on James and Gobson
>>5071638Sierra was trying to get some sort of prize, no? Taking it off right now seems foolish.
>>5071644She already won, shes not giving Ko her bra, Sierra is literally trying to make a name for herself figuratively and literally I think its an excellent opportunity for her to inject her own new personality into herself and further her charcter development Also may or may not be trying to push a relationship between Ko and Sierra, because it just seems cute in my head
>>5071625>>5071638>Ask Jerry about the prizeAdd that to my post
>>5071651> Sierra is literally trying to make a name for herself figuratively and literally I think its an excellentAnd how exactly exposing herself in front of a crowd for no reason is going to make a good name for herself?>spoilerSounds dumb, they were just in a fight. And also, she's a mannequin doll.
>>5071658No one asked for a good name, fun fact we are in prison, and to add to your point of her being a mannequin, she probably doesnt even have nipples which would be hilariously tongue and cheek, and fighters who are literally doing it for sport can be cool, jesus christ its like anons want a task game, I for one am in this for the stories that develop from our characters, if she actually does god forbid literally anything other than just be a boring robot that can run fast and follows orders she can be actually fleshed out, we are having fun and we just ripped off a ladies bra while we were wrestling for bets, absolutely perfectly in character and the right setting
>>5071625>□ Grandstand>□ Pilfer the other undergarmentYOLO
>>5071809>No one asked for a good name, fun fact we are in prisonWe're in a village, actually. I don't see any reason why she'd do it other than because you want to see her do it, as opposed to because it's what makes sense for Sierra.Sierra isn't a boring robot, as much as she's very suggestible. To call her undeveloped would be a shallow way to see it. We can see this from her first appearance. She's more naive than anything. I don't see why she'd suddenly drop of her bra because reasons.There's just no good reason why she'd do it. It makes no sense character-wise. Randomly changing the way a character behaves and calling it "development" is dumb.
>>5071875A village in the middle of a prison, Sierra is a prisoner for some crime or another just as much James and Petunia are, yes she has amnesia and is very naive, would you say a normal person might take off there own shirt in a strip fight as well, Probably not, but a person who understands the game but not the social implications might do that, and we literally only have knowledge that shes an amnesiac and she listens too well, with it being an option that QM put on the board it very likely is actually a piece of her character that he wants us to discover, you can argue all you want but Sierra is literally a blank state, she had no name, she has no face, and she has no drive besides what people tell her to do, this is definitely character development
>>5071875And yes no shit I wanna see her do it, im a player in this quest and if my vote matters im gonna make it the way I want, its a vote not the final say in the matter, neither choice could get picked and Id still be here to watch how everything unfolds
>>5071902>A village in the middle of a prisonThe entire world is a prison, it's more of an australia than a real penitentiary. The goblins, for one, aren't prisoners.> Sierra is a prisoner for some crime or another just as much James and Petunia areIs she? She's a mannequin. Having a collar doesn't mean you're a prisoner, i'm fairly certain - Gobson has one, but he's clearly been born here.>this is definitely character developmentLike i said, choosing something random and calling it development isn't character development. It makes no particular sense for her to do it. You can vote for something zany because you want to see it happen, sure, but that doesn't make it an in-character option.Sierra's not a blank slate as you say, she's clearly got characteristics, even if those are being suggestionable, naive and generally weird.
>>5071914Clarifying some stuff...>The entire world is a prison, more akin to AustraliaCorrect>The goblins aren't prisonersFalseThe collars are... hereditary.
>>5071866Compelling argument, supporting!
>>5071642+1I wonder when we're going to meet the revolutionaries
>>5071642>>5071665>>5072395"AND THE WINNER IS... SIERRA!!" Jerry announced, and the crowd goes wild.Well, win or lose, it was a successful entertainment, judged by the audience's jubilant cheering. You offer a hand (and her top) to Ko, your co-star in this theatre, who is covering her modesty with her hand. "It was a gorgeous game."She scoffs, but with a hint of a smile. "Heh, I've never seen a move like that, in ever." She grabs your hand (and her top) and shook it, rising to her feet to the audience's wild, chaotic crescendo. Ko pulls close and whispers something to you, "You fight good. The Gongalla Liberation Front could use someone like you. I'll be in Jerry's shop if you agree." She then exits the arena, top in her hand.Oh yeah, what of James and Gobson? You also leave the arena and scan the crowd - ah, there they are. "Hello James, Gobson. Why is Gobson swamped?"Indeed, Gobson lay unconscious, held by James. "I dunno, he was throwing chits into the ring with me when you did that move on Ko. Next thing I knew he was falling.""Huge... muscular... hooters..." were all that Gobson could meekly say. Oh dear, it seems that he saw Ko's tracts of land in full force.>CHOOSE>□ Find Jerry and talk about the prize>□ Find help for Gobson>□ Ask James if they got paid to throw the chits>□ Exit the arena and change clothes>□ Other (fill in)
>>5075342>□ Find Jerry and talk about the prizeGET PAIIIIIIID
>>5075342>□ Find Jerry and talk about the prizebased athletic enjoyer gobson
>>5075342>□ Find Jerry and talk about the prizeWhere's the money, scumbag?
>>5075342>□ Find Jerry and talk about the prize
>>5075372>>5075604>>5075676>>5076223Oh well, James got it handled, so you saunter over to the changing rooms and return to your old uniform. Later on, you find Jerry in his office in a back room. "You promised a prize, I am here to collect."Jerry looks giddy. "Ah yes, splendid, splendid! That beauty pageant raked in more viewers than the usual fight club, and you were exceptionally entertaining.""Have you found somebody who can refixerate my sprachen?""Not in Goblinton, but I have a contact in Wreck that could. Ask for Gamba there. There's also this nun I knew in Ossuary that could help, ask for their linguistics expert. I hear she worked on a Banshee once." Jerry then produces a bag of shroomcoins. "And let's not forget about this prize - I won't skimp on these sort of things, no more."You are back to being James Calaca, and it seems like Gobson is regaining consciousness. Or something like that."Cor blimey! Did you see those perky and tight gazongas? Ohh, me heart's still thumpin', guv! Is this what you feel when you see Petunia?" He's still half out of it."Not exactly, no... but you might be in love. Or lust. I don't know which."You feel an inquisitive tap, and turn to see the old-timer gob from before addressing you. "Nice going with the chits, young 'uns! That was a very entertainin' sort of match! Us old gobs thank you for your help.""Think nothing of it, old-timer.""Tell you what, you seem like an alright kind of guy, so I'll give you this - somethin' I found in one of them observatory room things. Looks like you'll use it better than me." Is that one of those log disks? How did the old gob get his hands on one?>CHOOSE>□ Ask the old gob where'd he found it>□ Thank the old gob and go back to check on Petunia>□ Return with Sierra back to Nanna's>□ Go with Gobson to meet Ko>□ Go find Jerry>□ Other (fill in)
>>5077362>□ Return with Sierra back to Nanna'sWe came here to track her down, right?
>>5077362Thank the old gob and ask him where he found it
Wait, forget that, she sure didn't seem pleased about what we did. We'd do more harm than good.>□ Ask the old gob where'd he found it>□ Thank the old gob and go back to check on PetuniaAnd also maybe go tell Gobson to meet her? Not much else we can do after what we did in the game.
>>5077929(Meet her being Ko, we should also tell him to go meet Ko. Even if he drops his spaghetti it'll be better than if we go along.)
Also, i hope you nominate James for the tourney
>>5077416>>5077929>>5077930>>5078005"Sorry if I'm being rude, but where'd you find this?" You can't help but ask."No sweat, young'un! I've been delvin' that old observation room near here for a long time, now. Found this in one of my delves for some time now, figured it was important or somethin'. Anyway, seein' that you saved Goblinton and all, looks like you'll know how to use this.""Well, thanks again, old-timer. Good luck to you.""And you as well, young'un! Now if you'll excuse me, I have some pageant merch to buy!" Off he goes, a spry step in his old legs, as you put the log disk in your inventory.You turn your attention to Gobson, who has finally found his legs. His attraction to the orcish brawler, you find incredibly amusing. "Sooo Gobson! You've got a crush on Ko, I take it?"Gobson smiles sheepishly. "Aw, guv! Ain't it obvious?" His face turns slightly greener."Well, my advice is to just get on with it! Confess your love right now, so it doesn't hurt that bad if she rejects you. Plus, she seems like she likes the honest and straightforward, like you maybe." You pull Gobson in close for some relationship advice, one that he's mulling over."W-well! Shouldn't I get her a present or somethin' first, guv? Doesn't feel right, confessin' empty-handed..."At this time, Sierra found the two of you conspiring. "Felicitations, comrades! I have obtained currency, anyone need it?">CHOOSE>□ Go buy a pageant merchandise for Gobson to confess with>□ Go buy some goblin food from the market for Gobson>□ Give Gobson something from your inventory (what?)>□ Get Sierra to introduce Gobson to Ko>□ Tell Gobson it's okay to confess without presents>□ Other(fill in)
>>5080754Well, she's a fighter, so she probably doesn't want something dumb. Food is a bit of a bad present on it's own, unless it's something fancy, and we're not sure what she likes. Any ideas? Obviously, he can't just walk up to her randomly and say he loves her. I mean, it worked for Petunia, but that's because those two were already adventuring for a while. I'd say he might want to look at something that an athletic lady like her might want, and then introduce himself.
>>5080754>□ Give Gobson something from your inventory (what?)didn't we take some teeth or something from those 200 Raptors we killed? Give her some of this stuff.
>>5081128Oh yeah, that might be cool, we could maybe make a necklace with them. A raptor teeth necklace seems like a fine gift.
>>5081128>>5081158Supporting raptor tooth jewelry idea
+1 for raptor teeth necklace
Sorry lads, no update today - very tired. Update maybe tomorrow.
>>5081128>>5081158>>5081705>>5081976>>5081994>>5082293"Well, not right now, no... keep it on you, for now." You say to Sierra as you remembered something in your inventory. "Here, Gobson! Can you make something out of these?" In your hands, the teeth of the raptors you've vanquished, now Gobson's."Hey, isn't this your trophies, guv?""Yeah, but I figured that you'll need them more.""Aw gee, thanks, guv!" You watch in amazement as Gobson procures some string and quickly made an adequate necklace of teeth. "I'm gonna give this to Ko, then!" Off he goes, running willy-nilly.Sierra just watches on with interest. "James, is it wise to let Gobson on his solitudinary?"You shrug. "Eh, I'm sure he'll be fine." You've got places to be anyways... don't you?>CHOOSE>□ Follow Gobson and see how it unfolds>□ Check in with Petunia as you return Sierra to Nanna's>□ Look for Paulo out of town, he should be finished with Black Badge business by now>□ Check in with Nemo>□ Other (fill in)
>>5085939>□ Follow Gobson and see how it unfoldsGotta see this
>>5085939>>□ Follow Gobson and see how it unfolds
>>5085939>Follow Gobson and see how it unfoldsHonestly the entertainment value alone should make it worth it
On one hand, i think we should see it, on the other, i wouldn't want to ruin it. Ko wasn't exactly pleased at our interference
>>5085939>□ Follow Gobson and see how it unfoldsIf she finds us and threatens us, we tell her we're the ones that gave Gobson those raptor teeth to gift to her, and he's the one that helped us kill those to loot them. This means those teeth are legit his and not ours we're lending to him, which would be a cause for dishonor or disapproval from Ko.
>>5085939>□ Follow Gobson and see how it unfoldsRIP Gobson
>>5086475RIP to his hips
>>5086482>James spies on them>sees a bit of the pelvic-breaking>gets more ideas for Petunia:^)
>>5086591>James spies on themNo.>sees a bit of the pelvic-breakingAlso no.>gets more ideas for PetuniaShe couldn't do that if she wanted to.
>>5083872i love that title card
Whoops, another no-show today, on account of me hosting the husbando tournament thing. Apologies!Also seeing that we're on page 10 already, next update will be on a new thread. Thank you for reading so far! We're definitely past 2/3rds of the planned story, so hopefully we can wrap this up before or by thread 10.