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    37 KB The Return of Crab Quest Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)17:51 No.10096876  
    Hey crabs, I'm finally back!

    Since it's been a while since the last installment of Crab Quest, I'm going to do some minor railroading to build up for a dramatic return. For the time being, stats and abilities are null, but you may regain them over the course of the quest. When last we left, you were in Squid Territory:

    You are covered in sand. Your entire body aches as you regain consciousness. With a bit of straining, you pull yourself out of the sand. It is pitch-black and cold in this part of the ocean. You try to get your bearings.

    All you know right is this: you are very big, and you are alone. The cause of your isolation eludes you. One thing is familiar though, your trusty rending claw and cannons clack, almost with a mind of their own. But what is this? One of your three cannons is missing! Your mighty tri-barrel cannon-claw is now only a double-barrel!

    Only darkness lies before you, stretching in every direction.

    You are about sixty feet across.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)17:52 No.10096896
    Start walking.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)17:55 No.10096993
    You set out, pondering about your current predicament. One thing surprises you, you are immensely intelligent. You are capable of communication through morse code by clacking your claw, and understand complex machinery and science. You recall that you are a very important crab!

    An hour of scuttling still yields nothing, though you have found an algae-covered rock.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)17:57 No.10097020
    Eat some algae, and try to regenerate my claws. Look around for more bearings.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)17:59 No.10097062
    Regeneration is not possible, though you can graft limbs onto yourself. It's how you got the cannons.

    You suck the algae off the rock and search around again. Once more, only the inky blackness of the abyss surrounds you.

    Just then, a red light appears in the distance.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)17:59 No.10097086

    Walk towards light.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:01 No.10097113
    Walk towards the red light.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:04 No.10097162
    You head in the direction of the light. It grows fiercer, more angry with each step you take towards it. Eventually all you can see is an enveloping red light. A loud booming, almost like a pulse, fills your head.

    You step over a precipice, and before you lies a hell-scape beyond your comprehension! Burning red sands stretch out for miles as crustaceans of all sorts do battle with one another. Claws and legs are ripped from bodies, carapaces smashed, guts hanging freely from the shards. The stench of blood lies thick in these waters, and in the distance, past the warring throngs of shelled warriors, a great structure looms over the field of battle.

    Made from blackest obsidian, the massive thing juts out of the sand, surrounded by deep-ocean trenches and burning magma. Jets of steam burst from the ground around it.

    You feel compelled to step towards it.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:06 No.10097207

    This. Is. Glorious.

    Walk towards obsidian structure, crush anyone that gets in our way.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:07 No.10097221
    Look for spares to graft on as we continue towards the glowing red structure.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:08 No.10097232
    search around for limbs to graft to your body.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:10 No.10097276
    You scuttle forth with defiance and authority. Some of the combatants turn and face you. All across the field the fighting stops as the hordes of crustaceans affix their gazes upon you. They part, revealing three large figures, easily your size.

    Their faces are eerily familiar.

    You stride towards them, clacking with fury. A giant lobster, crab, and pistol shrimp face you. You do not recognize them, but their hides look thick, though they are covered in scars. They look invariably mad, and eye you with a burning hatred.

    Suddenly, the crab charges you! The large shrimp moves to your right, readying his pistols. The lobster stays back. What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:12 No.10097306
    Engage the crab while firing cannons at the shrimp.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:13 No.10097312
    Dodge crab and apply rending claw on shrimp
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:13 No.10097315
    grapple the crab and blast him at point blank range with your cannons.Then hurl his remains at the shrimp.
    >> sage sage 05/27/10(Thu)18:14 No.10097331
    shit out all of your algae
    >> Heinrich Himmler !!Oo43raDvH61 05/27/10(Thu)18:15 No.10097351
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:16 No.10097370
    You sidestep the massive crab. As it passes you, you notice the glare of rage and hatred in its one good eye. The other is broken off and hangs limply from a bent stalk. The pistol shrimp fires, missing one shot but hitting one of your legs.

    The crab begins to turn as the lobster finally moves. It looks as if the two plan to hold you while the shrimp shoots into you!

    You fire at the shrimp and crab, getting two hits! The shrimp is knocked backwards several feet, and the crab staggers and trips as it charges. You swing your rending claw, meeting the lobster and engaging in a grapple! It stares at you with malice and contempt, its gnarled carapace bristling with anger.

    The crab and shrimp are now stabilizing!
    >> Heinrich Himmler !!Oo43raDvH61 05/27/10(Thu)18:17 No.10097390
    how did all this happen?
    last time i played this i still used titan quest OP trip
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:18 No.10097395
    Grapple with the lobster, using it as a shield from the other two, and using our morse code try to communicate with them.

    "Why are we fighting?"
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:19 No.10097426
    I had relatives over, so I wasn't left with much time for questing. They left yesterday.

    I'm doing this as a quick and dramatic return to CQ. It basically starts right from the beginning of the thread.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:20 No.10097441
    lift the lobster and body slam it into the ground.
    >> Heinrich Himmler !!Oo43raDvH61 05/27/10(Thu)18:21 No.10097468
    ah very well, would you care to join in Himmler quest tomorrow?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:22 No.10097490
    Oh my god my first Crabquest thread.

    uhh Look for some pistol shrip and GRAFT NEW CANNON CLAW.

    FYI, why the reboot and not continuing from CQ 13?
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:22 No.10097495
    You bring your cannon claw to bear on the lobster, holding its other claw, which had been hammering at your face. You barely manage to restrain it as you feel a sharp pain fill your side. Grappling with the lobster rendered you immobile, and the shrimp took the chance to fire!

    You notice the crab coming up from behind, and swing with all your might. All goes as planned, and you use the lobster as a cudgel, beating the crab away and into the shrimp. You hurl the lobster to the ground and demand an explanation.

    All it manages in its barbaric tongue is: "Killer! Tyrant! Despot! Kill! Kill! Hate! Kill!"

    The three of them are slightly stunned, but the lobster is coming back around!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:23 No.10097505
    can the cannons be reloaded during an battel or are do they regen thier own ammo?
    >> Heinrich Himmler !!Oo43raDvH61 05/27/10(Thu)18:23 No.10097519
    crazy dream sequence?
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:24 No.10097520
    It isn't totally a reboot. When last we left you were camping in squid land and I decided it would e cool if we got into the swing of things again with this crazy sequence. Don't worry, things will most likely be the same when we get back to the real thing.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:24 No.10097521
    Sorry, Missed that part in my excitement.

    Kill another pistol shrip and UPGRADE TO TRI-BARREL
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:24 No.10097528
    Continue defending, but try to convey to them that we've lost our memory and we may not be who they think we are.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:25 No.10097550
    dodge his attack and shoot him when he passes you.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:26 No.10097572
    The lobster charges, shoving its sharp claw into your face. It scrapes your carapace slightly, but the wound is superficial at worst. You clutch its arms with your powerful claw and wrench them, dragging the lobster down. You fire point-bank into it with your cannons, effectively taking the thing out of combat for the time being.

    As you turn, the massive crab leaps onto your back, hammering at your face! Thankfully, its body obscures you from the shrimp's view.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:27 No.10097602
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:28 No.10097625
    reach up and rip off it's other eye.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:29 No.10097626
    Charge backwards, using the crab as a battering ram against the shrimp.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:29 No.10097632
    Ignore the Crab and Lobster and bullrush the Pistol Shrimp, my vidya experience tells me to always go for ranged and healers first.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:31 No.10097683
    Just then you recall another thing. Your carapace is covered in spines! The crab has unintentionally impaled itself on your back, and can do nothing but hammer at you as you charge backwards with abnormal speed into the shrimp. The crab is knocked loose, and crushes the legs of the shrimp, who attempts to throw the huge thing off itself.

    The crab flails as you reach out for its other eye, knocking your claw away. The shrimp shoots around the crab, but misses by a wide margin.

    They appear to be at your mercy.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:32 No.10097698
    Rip and tear.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:32 No.10097716
    Blood for the blood god! Shells for the shell throne!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:34 No.10097744
    demand thier immidiat surrender..then stomp the lobster so that they know who's has the upper hand.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:36 No.10097796
    You seem to be affected by the nature of this land. You feel a familiar sensation as you reach down and impale both the crab and shrimp with your rending claw. You tear their guts from their shells before walking over to the lobster and blasting it to bloody ribbons with your cannons. You grab a pistol from the shrimp and place it where your old cannon used to be before wrapping it in some seaweed next to you. Your cannon may be inoperable for a while.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:37 No.10097804
    Dance and clack our claws in victory!!!!!
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:39 No.10097856
    An ethereal laugh emanates from the obsidian structure as the mob of warriors turn to you. These faces also seem eerily familiar. Suddenly, both sides erupt in bloody combat once more. Some scream out to the Crab King, others scream to Bloodshell for guidance.

    You sit and watch the battle. An hour transpires, and after a while it appears the fighting has died down. The remaining warriors appear loyal to you for some reason. They stand in ranks, as if at attention.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:39 No.10097862
    Approach the obsidian structure.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:40 No.10097890
    Inspection time.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:41 No.10097917
    You perform the scuttle of celebration and clack to your victory before heading forward. The strange crustaceans turn and follow you, their scarred carapaces glistening in the oppressive red light of this place.

    You feel the waters becoming hotter as you approach the tower. Before you, a massive obsidian staircase stretches up to a building high above, partially concealed by thick steam and smoke.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:44 No.10097970
    Onward. Upward.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:44 No.10097981
    >thick steam and smoke


    nevertheless use your cannon claw to blast the murk out of your face.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:47 No.10098026
    OH GOD


    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:48 No.10098049
    >sixty foot crab
    >fiery hell-scape

    You begin your ascent. The stairs are wide enough to allow you to comfortably scuttle up them. You climb for a few minutes until you come to a plateau. You could have sworn you didn't see this anywhere on the tower from a distance. The plateau is about two hundred feet in diameter, and easily holds you and your newfound minions. Across from you, you see the staircase, and begin to walk forward. Suddenly, a gate flies up before you.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:49 No.10098077
    Examine the gate and our surroundings.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:50 No.10098088
    Also in the future, you should instruct your coven in matters of beaurocracy and you should appoint your fellow crustations to positions as befitting their deeds.

    This will help if you're ever put out of commission, and will boost the loyalty of your fellow shells, by granting rewards for their deeds.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:50 No.10098089
    Next to you, you make out a shallow depression in the plateau. A small canal runs from it and towards the edge of the platform. You notice a small (relatively) pot attached by a chain to the gate hanging under the canal. In dark and nefarious runes, you make out a message:

    "Slake my thirst and you may continue."
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:52 No.10098112
    Well I assumed the firey landscape was caused by a magma bed, and giant crabs could be explained by people either dumping chemicals into the ocean, or it's a big fucking ocean and we just haven't encountered any yet.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:52 No.10098119
    Instruct our minions to go and gather the bodies of the fallen. Their blood shall be used first.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:52 No.10098120
    And I'm aware this breaks the laws of physics and all that shit. It's crab-hell I don't have time for petty reality.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:53 No.10098142

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:54 No.10098155
    ignore his demands, destroy the gate yourself with your rending claw
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:54 No.10098162
    Oh it's crab hell?

    Fuck I thought you cracked the ocean bead with your awesome/cannons and hit magma.

    Damn this is even COOLER.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)18:57 No.10098220
    You first bash at the gate. It is dented slightly, raising your hopes, but does not break. Your minions climb back down the stairs to gather corpses and drain them of their vital fluids. The bodies they find fill the pool half-way. Somehow, the majority of the dead were consumed by the sand below.

    You continue hammering at the gate to no avail. Your men shift about nervously, before one fanatic steps into the pool. He guts himself with his own claws, giggling as he drains himself into the pool.

    The level rises slightly.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:58 No.10098233
    Next time you molt, take the spikes off your old shell and attack them to your claw, that way you can impale people with your backhand.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:58 No.10098242
    "Everyone. Into the pool. Now."
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)18:59 No.10098267
    >"Slake my thirst and you may continue."

    Obviously you need to fill the pot up with sprite.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:00 No.10098279
    "I am the crab king! no mere gate shall stand in my way!"

    back away from the gate and charge at it full speedhammering it with your claw
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:02 No.10098325
    Another fanatic offers himself up, raising the level of blood slightly also. Each subject gives about an inch of blood, and you have two feet to go.

    You continue to hammer at the gate, cracking it once more. It seems slightly looser now.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:05 No.10098374
    Find weak enemies to kill.

    Take their corpses and wring the blood into the pot.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:05 No.10098380
    Then WE shall give blood. We can stand to loose some, we're the GODDAMN CRAB KING.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:05 No.10098387
    grab the gate with your claw and pull with all your strength, screw breaking it, just rip it out of the ground
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:06 No.10098403

    Thank your minions, but if the gate is giving, ask them to lend thier weight and toppel it over
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:07 No.10098423
    You continue to grab at the gate and pull. It bends tantalizingly, but still remains. You walk into the pool and clamp your cannon arm a bit, drawing some blood. It goes up a full foot and a half, and some begins to move down the canal into the pot. Then you notice the chain. It activates the gate, and appears to be within arms reach!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:08 No.10098424

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:08 No.10098434
    Put in a tiny bit of your blood, if no response, hunt weak enemies and take THEIR blood.

    No reason to diminish our forces to collect blood, this way we'll get blood and exp/whatever while we're at it.

    It's win-win.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:08 No.10098448
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:09 No.10098459
    But how, dear king.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:11 No.10098490
    by pulling the chain that is now within reach :3
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:11 No.10098501
    Grab the chain, open the gate.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:11 No.10098502
    .... that's oddly appropriate

    pull on the chain to lift the gate
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:11 No.10098507

    grab the chain, have our minions counter balance us
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:13 No.10098553
    You reach forth and grab the chain, yanking it down. You are able to raise the gate enough to allow your minions to pass beneath it and attempt to hold it. Your army is on the other side, but the twelve that try and hold the gate are crushed when you release the chain.

    Just then, decrepit, skeletal crustaceans burst out of the rocks around your minions! They do battle, and look like they can hold out for a while, but you're still on the other side of this damned gate!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:14 No.10098582
    rally the troops, the blood they get you is blood they dont have to shed
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:15 No.10098595
    pull down as hard as you can

    try to raise it enough that we may quickly scuttle under it before it falls again
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:15 No.10098602
    Spill more of our blood into the pool.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:16 No.10098619
    why are we using blood to fill the bucket?
    it just needs weight, throw something heavy in
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:17 No.10098641
    Sprite's pretty heavy. /sulk
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:17 No.10098643
    You pull the chain down once more, lifting the gate. Your minions fall back, though three are cut down. A few soldiers drag their bodies to the pool and drain them. Three inches left, and the gate is now raised enough for minions to pass underneath permanently!

    The undead hordes draw closer!
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:18 No.10098659
    That would work.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:18 No.10098663
    Spill more of our blood into the pool.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:18 No.10098668
    fire our cannons into the oncoming undead horde

    dangerous? grafting isn't finished? fuck that, we're the fucking crab king
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:18 No.10098673

    crush, kill, destroy
    show your troops how it's done
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:20 No.10098708
    closest minion into the bucket
    sucks to be you but they understand
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:20 No.10098709
    Only fire your 2 working cannons, then bullrush the zombies.

    Zombies seem to die when being hit by 4 tonnes of FUCKING SPIKES
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:20 No.10098722
    Just so you know, I am doing rolls for actions. Think about the situation, because I add modifiers for good/poor choices.

    You fire your cannon into the horde. Pain fills your arm as the new claw is unused to firing. You kill four with a single blast, but your cannon arm is still too raw for continued use.

    The hordes draw closer still, and your warriors move to intercept!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:20 No.10098723
    let the undead horde through, crush them into the bucket
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:24 No.10098775
    The two sides clash like opposing waves. Bones and shells are crushed to dust as the ancient souls of these beasts leave their decrepit coils. A few of your troops die too, engulfed by the deceptively weak-looking claws of the undead beasts.

    Two soldiers leap to the pot. They grab on and yank downward, lifting the gate up enough for you to pass under! Just as you go under, one slips and falls to the red sands below, and is dashed against the hard earth.

    You manage to hold the gate and your troops pass under, routing the rest of the undead. Your other crustacean hanging from the pot looks to you.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:25 No.10098800
    beckon to him to join us on the other side
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:25 No.10098813
    Leave him behind.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:27 No.10098834
    You might be able to catch him. The chain is farther away from you now that you're on the other side. The gate appears to be too heavy for anything to lift. It appears Bloodshell is quite a troll.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:27 No.10098836
    we can save him! go back onto his side of the gate and throw a corpse into the pot. it should be enough to get you both through.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:27 No.10098844

    as long as athe gate is raised try to wretch it off
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:28 No.10098857
    Try to catch him then.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:29 No.10098879
    Darn I was hoping my post of only fire the 2 cannons would override the other guy :(

    Ok fire the 2 working barrels into the face/body/whatever of one guy, then maul another with your claw.

    Then takle a third and attempt to impale/crush him on your carapace.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:30 No.10098904
    The small shrimp swings a bit on the pot for extra momentum before taking the leap of faith to your outstretched claws. He slips from your grasp, and is now barely hanging on to the edge of your claw. You gingerly lift him and put him down next to you.

    ...where have you seen his face before?

    Never mind that, onward to the top!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:34 No.10098962

    right then, onward
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:35 No.10098989
    You climb once more, this time seemingly for hours. You pass through the cloying and choking steam clouds, and what you see shocks you.

    A massive palace, carved of blackest pitch, sits atop this enormous mountain. From its steps, you look down and survey the red-hot sands below. It appears new souls have found their way here to do eternal battle for the crustacean god of warfare and death. Massive stone columns adorn the front of the palace. Above the entrance, a blazing red crab, two humans clutched in its terrible claws, sits on the roof. You can see nothing within this gargantuan monument, but it oozes evil. The screams of the dying below echo up here, and over them you hear a maniacal laughter.

    This is the lair of Bloodclaw, one of your gods.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:36 No.10099007
    BloodSHELL, damnit! I always fuck that up.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:38 No.10099031
    he goes by many names?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:38 No.10099034
    (Bloodclaw is as good as Bloodshell, both are badass names)

    Prepare to worship our god.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:39 No.10099065
    >prepare to destroy our god and usurp his throne

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:40 No.10099088
    That's how I worship. How do they worship where you came from?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:41 No.10099101
    >Prepare to destroy this false god

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:43 No.10099143
    How is he false? Remember all the magical powerups he gave us?

    If he was false, his blessing would've done nothing.

    Either Way boss fight!

    Go for the eyes, and try to crack his shell by using heaving objects like rocks.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:44 No.10099162
    generally by killing other people

    unfortunately, god access is usually lacking
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:46 No.10099215
    He is but one member of the crab-pantheon. His opposite, The Wavemaker, is a god of benevolence and virtue, preaching unity amongst sea-life.

    Anyway, you march forth. The scream below slowly die out as you enter the cavernous chamber. Darkness once again envelops you, and you feel warmth.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:47 No.10099230

    If we are going to destroy/relpace him then we can say whatever we want to justify it
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:48 No.10099252
    Take a breather, maybe heal up a bit in this nice warm place.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:51 No.10099302
    Your minions are uneasy, but ready to fight. You feel the water around you become thick and sticky. A coppery scent fills you with a barbaric lust for combat. Your troops turn on one another, tearing out eyes, punching holes right through shells, firing pistols up close into faces. You restrain yourself, even attempt to stop the carnage, but they do not listen. Eventually one minion remains, and he turns to you with insanity in his eye-stalks. He smashes his face over and over into the ground until nothing but pulp remains, and you alone are left in the chamber. Red light illuminates one of the walls, and torches burning with impossible fire light up the rest of the room.

    Before you is a crab easily three times your size. He sits atop a throne of cracked and bloodied shells, laughing hysterically. The sound is awful to you, offensive, not of this plane. His shall seems to destroy the light around it, and pulsates with malign energies.

    He eyes you with both joy and contempt.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:53 No.10099338
    >His shall

    Maybe you mean "shell"?
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:53 No.10099346
    Yes, yes I did. Fucking spellcheck, how does it work?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:54 No.10099351

    bigger they are, the harder they fall
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:54 No.10099353
    damand all you minions stop and watch

    march forward and challenge bloodshell to single combat
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:54 No.10099359
    "Greetings and hail."
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:54 No.10099362
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:55 No.10099383

    any chance to graft on some more weapons, use them as a last ditch action if it comes to it?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:55 No.10099388
    "Hey, remember all those fucking squids and sharks I killed in your name? Hilarious, right? Anyways, what did you call me here for?"
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:56 No.10099410
    "Hello, Blood(claw? shell? It was always bloodclaw and waveshell, this new crabquest confuses me) what did you summon me here for?"
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:58 No.10099439
    You clack and scuttle before bowing to this avatar of destruction and war. He clacks back, stepping down from his mountain-like throne and meeting you.

    In the ancient tongue of the crabs, he speaks to you.

    "You have done well, my son. Though your methods at times are not as brutal as I would like, you have stained the seas red with the blood of your foes and brought much warfare to the sea! However, I feel you have grown soft in the shell. Being a generous and forgiving crustacean, I offer you this choice: Surrender to me and be granted abilities beyond your wildest dreams, or lose my gifts? All you need to do is kill one crab, just a single crab."

    He clacks and scuttles gleefully.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)19:58 No.10099454
    Bloodshell and Wavemaker, my man.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)19:59 No.10099469

    The crab I choose is YOU
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:00 No.10099487
    "And which crab is that, Bloodie?"
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:01 No.10099500
    From the back of the room, two twisted-looking mockeries of shrimp drag in a crab. You can tell it's a female, and she struggles with the chains around her claws. Her pearl-white shell is beautiful to you, and she too seems amazingly familiar.

    Bloodshell speaks once more:
    "She is restrained. Kill her now and accept your reward, or be sent back to the mortal coil without my blessings!"
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:02 No.10099515

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:02 No.10099526

    I would rather KILL YOU
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:02 No.10099527
    kill bloodshell
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:02 No.10099533
    Suddenly it clicks. This is the Crab Queen, your ally and soon-to-be wife!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:03 No.10099536
    Rape the female crab, then kill her.

    Then rape the corpse again.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:04 No.10099555
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:04 No.10099558
    Untie her, I will not kill her if she cannot fight back. I am not stupid, your gifts do not come without blood and glory, neither of which come from a harmless foe.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:04 No.10099571

    Fire on the shrimp and release the Crab Queen
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:05 No.10099591
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:06 No.10099602
    Because we are going to do it with our waifu dammit.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:06 No.10099604
    Bloodshell seems impatient:
    "Fine! Fine! Very well, undo her, you curs!" He spits as the shrimp remove the Crab Queen's shackles. She turns and grips her two captors in her dainty (compared to yours) claws, squeezing the life out of them. They drain out onto the floor; Bloodshell grabs the two corpses and eats them.

    Through mouthfuls of his own subjects, he says:
    "Well have at it, then!"
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:07 No.10099621

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:07 No.10099633
    attack bloodclaw, punch him in the face with your rending claw
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:09 No.10099669
    kill the queen

    drink her blood

    please our god

    wavefag won't help us as much as him
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:09 No.10099672

    to Crab Queen: Well honey, shall we topple this wretch from his throne
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:11 No.10099694
    I say we kill her.

    Surely a god will be a stronger ally than any earthly one. Becoming an avatar of wrath seems to provide more benefits then marriage. Also, their are plenty other crabs in the sea, there's only one Bloodshell.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:11 No.10099697
    Grasp our queen in the rending claw, look her in the eyes, THROW HER AT BLOODSHELL.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:12 No.10099711
    why become his avatar when we can steal his throne?

    besides, killing our own is not how the crab king rolls, he just utterly destroys his enemies
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:13 No.10099720
    You look into the Crab Queen's eyes, and she understands your motives. The two of you wait as Bloodshell complains more, before turning in unison to him.

    "What? Oh, the peons wish to usurp my throne? Very well then, come at me!"

    His shell ignites with ethereal red flames and his enormous claw crackles with power as the two of you leap at him. You hammer at his legs as the Crab Queen leaps onto his opposite claw.

    He begins to shake her off, you continue clamping. You feel... weaker.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:13 No.10099732

    Bloodshell shall pay for his foolishness

    Blood for th Blood ME
    shells for MYshell throne
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:14 No.10099746
    We are the crab king, we decide who lives and who dies. Bloodshell has helped us, and provided for us, but we have paid our dues to him. If he does not accept the kingdom we have made in the way of the open claw and closed pincer, then he shall fall.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:14 No.10099754
    but becoming the god of violence doesn't seem to be the crab king's bag either

    this way we satisfy him but are not forced to replace him

    also, this is crab hell, so killing her here may not mean her actual death
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:14 No.10099755

    Fire our cannons at his eyes!!!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:15 No.10099758
    Hey Crabmaster, mind if I throw together some makeshift rules for this and run a few games of Crab Quest for my IRL bros?

    I'll be sure to post whatever I come up with, assuming there are no official rules already.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:15 No.10099767
    They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and your fiance is proving the validity of this old saying. She clamps and tears with ungodly might, climbing up Bloodshell's arm and clamping at his joints. He actually seems hurt, or at least annoyed.

    Meanwhile, you are clamping his leg, trying to drag him down.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:16 No.10099787
    Dude, I would find your address and have gay sex with you. That sounds awesome as hell.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:18 No.10099821

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:18 No.10099829
    less clamping MOAR SHOOTING FACE
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:19 No.10099837
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:20 No.10099858

    clamp his joints, they are always weak spots
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:23 No.10099927
    You fire into Bloodshell's face as you continue to clamp down on his leg. The Crab Queen scuttles to his head and clamps onto one of his eyes quickly, but is thrown off. It seems your god is toying with you.

    He kicks you off, and you land in a heap next to your Queen.

    "Kill her now, and be rewarded!" He bellows. Take heart, Crab King, you can defeat any foe with enough of your iron will! Destroy a god!

    Bloodshell steps forth, and fires a searing beam of water from his claw, it vaporizes the wall above you, which suddenly regrows, defying all belief.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:24 No.10099952
    Well that is super duper swell. I'll begin work TONIGHT, and I'll probably have a draft done in a few months.

    If you know where any of the content from previous threads is archived, that would be a huge help.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:25 No.10099961
    Grapple his claw, aim it at himself.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:25 No.10099973
    It's all on suptg in the archives.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:26 No.10099980
    cast glory upon yourself

    blind him with your radiance!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:27 No.10100008
    so between that and the fire, physics doesn't matter here

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:27 No.10100028



    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:28 No.10100040
    grow orange x-shaped sunglasses and tell the queen not to believe in herself, but to believe in me who believes in her
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:28 No.10100051

    Fuck it, if he is this adament about killing her then he will surely die by our claws
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:28 No.10100057
    Look at him, bore into his very soul with our eyes, poor every ounce of our anger into a stare so hateful it will freeze even this hellish place.

    And whisper. No, U.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:29 No.10100081


    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:32 No.10100141
    You recall another power! You shine brightly, temporarily blinding Bloodshell. His second blast misses you, vaporizing a column in the room. It too grows back.

    Your queen runs forward, grappling his mighty claw and clamping his joint again. You stagger, feeling your strength being sapped. Your queen continues to fight, but Bloodshell throws her back once more. She falls unconscious.

    "All right, you wish to do battle? We'll see how well you do without me! I made you, I will destroy you!" He bellows.

    For the first time, your queen speaks, apparently roused from her temporary unconsciousness: "I believe in you! You have the strength to succeed where others have failed!"

    She scuttles up to Bloodshell, offering herself up. He grips her in his claw, wringing her dry and feasting on her fluids. Her husk falls limply next to you.

    Your sorrow is overcome only by your newfound rage and power. You swell, doubling in size. You can now do true battle with this fiend.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:34 No.10100176
    You lift the husk of your fallen queen, applying it to your own carapace. You feel it grow thicker, her strength being added to yours, her soul binding with yours!

    Blooshell seems genuinely surprised.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:35 No.10100188
    grasp his claw in your rending claw, pull it fully outstretched, then blast its joints with your cannon claw
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:35 No.10100200

    You supped of my Queen, bwaaaaaaargh
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:37 No.10100237

    it's on now, keep firing at Bloodshells face to keep him distracted/annoyed
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:38 No.10100256
    "It was you that gave me strength when I was weak, and for that I am loathe to end you. But you have crossed the line, and I now understand that you will never come to reason. I did wish for this conclusion, these seas could've bowed to your name as well if only you had controlled yourself. When all others forget, I will remember bloodshell. Now die."
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:38 No.10100262
    You charge forward, grappling with Bloodshell. The heat of his body is overpowering, but you manage to barely hold on. He blasts at you in rage, but still misses. You swing him around, firing full-on into his face. Steam roils from his wounds as he staggers back, roaring defiance.

    You hammer home another blow, feeling his shell crack slightly.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:39 No.10100276
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:39 No.10100279
    You can't tell because we're in the ocean, but I'm crying.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:40 No.10100287
    I mean did *not*, we could've been bros bloodshell, why you gotta be a dick?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:40 No.10100303

    press your advantage, never relent
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:43 No.10100359
    You continue firing at Bloodshell, hammering in more attacks. His shell keeps cracking, peeling off in large amounts. Eventually his carapace is completely gone, and you see beneath it.

    Before you stands a mirror image of yourself.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:45 No.10100380

    Fuck your illusions, kill him quickly
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:46 No.10100406

    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:53 No.10100535
    This version of yourself appears slightly off. He seems evil, twisted, bloodthirsty. He turns to fight you, attacking with savagery!

    You sidestep him and grab his claws, he fights with an untrained savagery. You understand that this would have been you had you not chosen a more enlightened path to power. You grip him close, and fire into his joints, tearing his arm free.

    You use his own claw to beat in his shell. Eventually, only a twitching shell remains. Bloodshell's laughing returns once more.

    sorry for the delay, computer crashed.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)20:57 No.10100619
    You feel power coursing through your veins. The roof of the chamber splinters and peels away. You are sucked up in a vortex, and land atop a black field. You realize that you stand atop Bloodshell's final form.

    It's boss fightin' time.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:58 No.10100628
    take the shell, add another layer to your defense
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)20:59 No.10100661
    Fire downwards, use the recoil to fly into the air, slam the rending claw into the area you weakened.
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:03 No.10100726
    Truly massive claws grasp you, but you manage to writhe free. You are now on one of his massive claws, scuttling up to his head. He swings at you, barely missing. You fire at his carapace as jets of fire and boiling water fire from holes in his shell. You avoid them, and continue to his joints. You leap up, firing your cannons into the joint. You come down at his joint with your rending claw, tearing a gash into the soft flesh. Bloodshell roars in anger, but you clamp on and begin to burrow into his body.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:06 No.10100789
    sounds about right

    keep watch on his claws and fire/steam jets so you can dodge them if they seem to be about to hit you, otherwise keep digging
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:06 No.10100794
    rolled 5 = 5

    I dont care if I have to roll or not, it was awesome last time, it'll be awesome again.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:10 No.10100866
    What have I done
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:12 No.10100890
    You burrow into Bloodshell. His blood is as hot as the magma in which you drowned the Great Finned One. Wait, the Great Finned One. You remember that. A beast the size a building that you slew. You killed that, you can kill Bloodshell!

    You rip at him, climbing up his arm. He keeps trying to shake you, but you make it to his second arm joint. He fires a massive blast of superheated water, grazing you. You are now in freefall, going past Bloodhsell's massive legs.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:15 No.10100965
    Guys... we have to use our signature move!!!!

    Enter his body and RIP AND TEAR him from the inside out!!!!!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:16 No.10100971
    use your powerful legs to swim upwards quickly, you could surface before, you shall do it again!
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:19 No.10101035
    You regain your stability, and your amazingly strong legs carry you upward. You manage to actually swim upwards, into the face of your god. His cavernous jaws part as he swings once more for you. You are hit, sent flying slightly to the right.

    You stabilize and propel yourself forward, into his maw. You grapple onto his eyeball and fire into his face, attacking with untold ferocity. You climb into Bloodshell's mouth, preparing to deliver your signature blow!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:20 No.10101060
    use glory

    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:24 No.10101124
    You shine with fury as you dive into Bloodshell's mouth. You drag yourself into his gullet and down into his stomach. The burning acids attempt to corrode your shell, but you rend at his insides. Nefarious parasites rise out of the acids to do battle with you!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:25 No.10101149
    cavitation bubble everything

    yes, everything
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:28 No.10101197
    You fire with anger, unleashing your newest ability, the whirlwind. You create a swirling vortex of death within Bloodshell. The parasites are sucked in, and crushed by your might. Bloodshell's insides are torn to ribbons, and before long naught but shells and strips of flesh mix with searing-hot blood.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:30 No.10101224
    mmmm soft targets make me happy, as do huge guts

    rip and tear
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:35 No.10101326
    You leap upwards and break out of Bloodshell's carapace. Bits of shell and gore fly everywhere as you are engulfed by rage. Bloodshell cries out in a piteous plea for mercy, but it falls on deaf ears.

    You scuttle forth and rip one of his eyes off, throwing it away. You leap down onto his mighty claw, cleanly severing it with your claw. A shower of blood covers you, and you grapple his stump. You hold his enormous claw and swing it into his face. It impales him, and he screams in agony.

    Bloodshell's enormous form crumples, carrying you down with it. His blood oozes from his grievous wounds as his meager cries for help die out. Your memories flood back to you suddenly...

    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:39 No.10101374
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:41 No.10101404
    now tghat that's dealt with, attempt to cast the most powerful heal you have upon the crab empresses carapace
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:43 No.10101437
    You feel yourself being sucked out of this world. You are dragged away into the heavens, and all goes white.

    When you wake up, Shootrimp, your veteran hunter-killer, stands before you. He clacks nervously, but is happy to see you alive! You've been unconscious for a week straight! You feel immense, and apparently you have molted to about sixty-five feet.

    Shootrimp appears fixated on your rending claw. A bright red marking adorns the sides. In ancient runes, "GutRipper" is written. This is your god-given surname. Crab-King Gutripper, lord of crustaceans, slayer of beasts, terror and also ruler of the seven seas!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:43 No.10101442
    Collect all the blood and flesh you can from the corpse and cover our form with it, then jump into the nearest pool of magma and molt.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:44 No.10101458
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    so are we the crab god of war?

    'cause if so then this isn't going to be a good existence for us

    pic related
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:45 No.10101477
    Well it appears to have been a dream, but that would not explain the marking. The plan all along was to either destroy the surface world or usurp the god thrones.

    It appears you have powerful visions of some sort. Best to consult your wisest advisers later.
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:46 No.10101489
    Scuttle and pray to the Wavemaker!!!
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:46 No.10101498
    Well that's it for tonight's Crab Quest, folks! Next time, you will be able to put six points into your stats!

    Hope you enjoyed the return of CQ!
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:49 No.10101531
    pretty fun

    I still wished we would have just killed our not wife
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:51 No.10101569
    It was just a vision, she's still alive. It may have a deeper meaning however. Perhaps a portent that she will be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice should you ask her?
    >> Anonymous 05/27/10(Thu)21:52 No.10101576
    SNAP!!!! Find out if she's still alive or if she died because of our vision????
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:52 No.10101579
    Oh wait I misread that. Ha, sorry. Oh well, I got the impression most wanted to kill old Bloody.
    >> Shaman Crab Krabhommad 05/27/10(Thu)21:53 No.10101595
    Aww man i feel SO tempted to start posting in this thread, but i never got a chance to post after that first time. Ill just sit back and let you gentlemen sort it out for yourselves
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:54 No.10101611
    Look for Crab Quest weekdays and Sundays around six o'clock EST.
    >> Shaman Crab Krabhommad 05/27/10(Thu)21:55 No.10101630
    so much has happened since that first fateful day on the beach, i wouldn't know where to begin!
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)21:59 No.10101691
    It's what dem archives are for! Don't worry, I try to make it accessible to new players. Just jump in with suggestions whenever you see fit, all are welcome!
    >> Shaman Crab Krabhommad 05/27/10(Thu)22:01 No.10101735
    lol! Did you start a new one over from the one we had the drawfag drawing Boss Krab and I?
    >> Crabmaster !vuOBu6g15U 05/27/10(Thu)22:03 No.10101758
    Nah this was a quick thing. Crab Quest picks back up from CQ13... next time!

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