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    412 KB Fairy Warband Quest 9 - Entire Quest Recap Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:25 No.16977593  
    You are Trixie Buttercup, fairy warband leader. Fairies are made of magic and immune to harm from all sources but magic and magnets. Upon their deaths, fairies burst into sparkles that other fairies can use to increase their own power.

    Your warband has evicted an opposing group from their tree, which generates fairies. After moving in, you researched putting fairy sparkles into beetles, a queen bee, and a drone (rendering them magical and obedient, and causing minor physical changes). You also began to dig straight down, after suspecting that the source of the tree's magic was underground. Eventually, you discovered a shiny, brittle, rock-like object of indeterminate size, which you believe to at least relate to the magic's source. Aside from certain setbacks (a giant, murderous worm, several cave ins, and swarms of blobs streaming forth from a crack in the shiny thing) the magic hole has led to some important resources (a medium sized magic mushroom farm, a great deal of magic giant worm leather, and shiny thing shards).

    You are at the tree and everything is currently going as well as it ever is.
    >> Meta Updates Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:27 No.16977603
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    I think I need to make a magic items equivalent of codex.jpg, since you have three and will probably get more. Not happening at the moment, though. For right now, you have a magic worm-leather garrote that glows faintly, a magic rock shard that hums, and a magic wooden disc that makes the bearer sticky while being incredibly easy to drop. Pretend that's an image.
    >> Voting Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:28 No.16977606
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    I'd like to try to move things forward a shitload this thread, since I feel like we're stagnating (feel free to confirm or deny). It would be nice to start off with some long-ish term goals ("Mass produce decorated sticks, acquire 50 girlz and order them to attack the fairy queen, etc") and then I could fast-forward to the bit where you try them, barring interruptions.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:30 No.16977616
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    Update that I forgot: You ordered the crack in the shiny thing sealed up. A crew of fairies stuffed wood chips into the crack, then filled the remainder of the space with collection bags, leaves, and grass. Every once in a while a blob makes it through, but they can't actually do so quickly enough to be any threat.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:31 No.16977622
    So how are the flowers we planted in the pit doing? Do they smell magical yet?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:33 No.16977632
    Close examination of the flowers shows small buds underneath the leaves that might be tiny pods. The flowers themselves smell no more or less magical than the surroundings.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:33 No.16977636
    Long term goals, let's see...

    well, I had WANTED to bring our goods to freeport and check out fairy society after we got a raid or two on surrounding fairies in. but there are many fewer of those than I expected.

    So, I suppose my vote is wait until we have saved up enough sparkles for a small caravan of like four dudes to go to freeport, and bring some of our honey and worm leather shit for sale. oh, and FLOWER HAT and DECORATED STICK too.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:33 No.16977639
    irc.thisisnotatrueending.com #fairyquest
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:34 No.16977649
    I wonder if tiny sparkles are as worthless as they sound
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:35 No.16977655
    >wait until we have saved up enough sparkles
    I assume this involves letting each pod kill one fairy.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:44 No.16977707
    Long-term goals... ultimately, what we need to do is hold out while we accumulate more sparkles. We have a sparkle income over time here, and no realistic means of increasing that income- since it seems the broken giant rock is producing most of the magic, and we're not going to be able to move that. I suppose that we could attempt to dig under other trees, find other giant rocks underground, and bash them open to see if there's magic inside... but at a guess that endeavor would be largely futile and hugely time-consuming.

    Since our organized neighbors have been established much longer than we have, it's reasonable to think that they are much more powerful than us; since we have an extremely valuable resource if they discover it they'll probably come to kill us off and take it. We've had one information leak already, but she doesn't know about our tree so far as we know so we might be safe.

    So... get more girlz, accumulate more sparkles, conduct patrols and slaughter, then seize the sparkles of any other fairies we encounter in the area. I don't think I'll be confident enough to begin association with other large, organized fairy groups until we're personally built on maybe a hundred sparkles and our seconds are built on at least thirty each, preferably fifty. Then our third tier are built on half or a third of that.

    While that's ongoing... keep expanding and fortifying our home, I suppose. See if we can make the whole surrounding area into a series of traps, establish multiple well-concealed outposts in the trees that can signal one another to transfer information long distances quickly, and carve out more small chambers inside our home tree to live in so that we're not overly exposed to the weather.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:45 No.16977713
    Also, lets find and enchant a spider. The sticky webs can be used for traps, and the non-sticky web can be used for decent cloth/armor, especially if the webs of a magic spider are also magic.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/20/11(Sun)23:59 No.16977789
    Several weeks go by. You store sparkles, a concept that the other fairies need explained to them several times.

    The crack in the shiny thing produces no serious problems. You gain a few blobs for Bloomstar to experiment on, but the few that end up in the collection bags usually find their way out before being collected.

    The queen bee lays eggs, which hatch and eventually begin metamorphosing with no help from you.

    You find a web and sparkle a spider. The magical resulting creature has a shiny surface, like a soap bubble, and its abdomen becomes larger and rounder. The spider sets up a web high in the tree. When harvested for silk, the spider rebuilds its web in a more difficult to reach place. After a few days of trying, you reliably train it to produce silk on command, eliminating the source of this slow, mild conflict.

    You expand the tree's main room, using magic scraping tools, and carve out a second one as well, steering clear of the outer, living wood.

    Girlzcount: 36
    Sparkles: 4
    Metamorphosing bees: 3
    Spiders: 1

    So, time to plan an expedition. Who are you bringing or sending? Aside from worm-leather bags full of worm-leather clothing, worm-leather crafts, a flower hat, and a decorated stick, are you taking any equipment?

    Aside from the expansions, this is essentially "keep turtling." The question I was trying to imply was "How much stuff would you like to build up before you go seek out something to interact with?"
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:02 No.16977807
    I think we need to start doing what any warlord needs to do.

    Establish a system of patrols and raids all around us. We need to find and slaughter every fairy camp around us so we can bathe in the sparkles.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)00:05 No.16977831
    Already done. In the couple of months that you have lived in the tree for, you have found one wandering group of fairies with no known affiliation to others.

    If you want trouble you're going to have to really look for it.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:10 No.16977872
    Well I want to really look for it.
    Scouting in a spiral pattern all around the tree expanding outwards. The scouting party is supported by replacements and messengers travelling in straight lines out from the tree at predetermined times.

    We should just keep expanding either until it's totally impossible to keep communication with the tree or we find something to kill.

    We should probably be with the scouts at least half of the time but still maintain a presense at home to make sure no one forgets who's boss.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:14 No.16977906
    >The question I was trying to imply was "How much stuff would you like to build up before you go seek out something to interact with?"
    I specified the answer to that:
    >I don't think I'll be confident enough to begin association with other large, organized fairy groups until we're personally built on maybe a hundred sparkles and our seconds are built on at least thirty each, preferably fifty. Then our third tier are built on half or a third of that.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:17 No.16977929
    Well, the problem is that of information. I bet we could buy that.

    Test to see if the spider silk is good for anything. If it's about as worthless as worm leather, make clothes from it. Also make flower hats and decorated sticks.

    How many people do we want to send? Well, I want trixie to go herself, because I want first hand knowledge of the happenings there. We should leave bloomstar and twinkle in charge temporarily with EXPRESS ORDERS not to form themselves into two tribes and start warring each other the moment we leave.

    Wibble, twitter, and flitter will be our retinue- a perfect blend of backup-assassin, debuffer, and person-who-needs-sparkles-badly-and-will-be-inevitably-sacrificed.

    No girlz. because the trip costs a fucking sparkle per person. Also, bring one extra sparkle, in case our pack-beetle needs to pay a sparkle.

    So, we're bringing: one hexagon or more of honey, worm goods, silk goods, flower hats, and decorated walking sticks. sound good?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:20 No.16977956
    >The scouting party is supported by replacements and messengers travelling in straight lines out from the tree at predetermined times.
    We can supplement or modify this with the proposed system of concealed observation/signaling outposts in the trees- and maybe combine THAT with our new spider; we can harvest spider silk to use as ropes for connections between the trees when their branches aren't close enough to easily traverse. We could maybe use some sort of signal flags between the outposts periodically to communicate basic information and have messengers and replacement shifts move between them less frequently. Hopefully we'll be able to extend our area of observation and influence quite a bit- several times the distance one can see from the top of a tall tree, at least.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:22 No.16977969
    I second this- in the time it takes to assemble the caravan goods, we should begin assembling a system of invisible spiderweb treebridges and watch stations, each within sight of at least two others.

    Then, all we need is some kind of signal language
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)00:24 No.16977982
    (This is what I get for making plans based on early posts)

    Your record population makes setting up relay posts easy. The area around the tree is thoroughly patrolled, but you can cover a large area constantly and relay any reports of strange fairies back to the home base quickly. Bloomstar suggests dyed signal leaves that can be aimed at the correct relay post and kept hidden otherwise.

    The system pays off after a few days, when you get some information by signal leaf. Five fairies, between outposts 4 and 5 (the furthest, about half a mile away), traveling across the line of outposts, without noticing the sentries.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:32 No.16978048
    Okay, let's not JUMP THE FUCKING GUN on this one.

    send the teleporters in first to observe from the treetops quietly. have bloomstar and twinkle each lead a group of 3 girlz and one of the itter-twins. The teleporters will relay the exact location of the enemies via warping, and the groups will sneak up around them pincer-style. The teleporters will attack from the remaining two directions the others don't attack from, and will act as outrunners if any attempt to escape.

    good? any alterations?

    Also, bring nets with the teleporters. We can warp above them with the nets to disable two handily.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:37 No.16978110
    Prepare to bushwhack. Assemble a crack team of top assault troops- Trixie, Bloomstar, Twinkle, and Wibble. Bring Twitter and Flitter for ranged backup. Also bring a dozen or so girlz to fill out our ranks and distract them from the important enemies.

    If possible, attempt to ambush them when they're going through someplace difficult to escape from, but failing that just attack when they're doing something that focuses their attention on each other- arguing or playing, maybe?- and from multiple directions if possible.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)00:40 No.16978132
    You do your best to calculate where the fairies will be when you arrive and set off with Wibble, invisible, with the other two groups following at a safe distance.

    Eventually, you see them. You're unimpressed, but you haven't seen any fairies aside from your own in a while. After getting the two other teams in position, you spring the ambush. Two fairies go down immediately, netted, and both you and Wibble hit the ground running (and visible) after your aerial teleport. The remaining three fairies charge you. Two of them attempt to grab Wibble, and one tries to tackle you and essentially bounces off. Bloomstar, Twinkle, and their teams charge in, from opposite directions, yelling.

    This looks like it was overkill. Any final orders?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:40 No.16978134
    But girlz are useless! They would lose a fight to a strong breeze. Not to mention all fairies have a crude sparkle sense and could probably tell which ones of us were actual threats and which ones were not.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:41 No.16978143
    keep any magic users alive and, failing that, the sparkliest one.

    If they're magic users we want to incorporate them, and if not we want to at least interrogate them. And then probably also kill them unless we take a liking to them.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:42 No.16978154
    the girls HAVE a use. the foes have to run through them to get away. that means wasting an action knocking them down.

    which means we backstab them.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)00:45 No.16978173
    You pull the toughest looking fairy off Wibble. She squeaks. Moments later she is on the ground in a chin lock. The others are ripped apart the instant your forces arrive. Dancing and exaggerated re-enactments of the fight ensue.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:49 No.16978196
    OKAY so, we should really get interrogation procedure down.

    What do we want to know? First, where they came from. Second, are there more like them. Third, or I don't know, give me something really useful to know and I'll let you live probably maybe.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)00:57 No.16978269
    "A, a pod. The same pod. This was all of us, I promise!"

    The trapped fairy tries to think of something useful to you and errs on the side of every piece of information she is aware of.

    "I'm good at running and telling weaker fairies what to do and staying away from the Queen's fairies and skipping and I promise to be very very good and, and. And."
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:58 No.16978280
    oh jesus.

    Okay, so, how many sparkles did we get from that.

    Also, find out where the pod she came from was. If she knows that, she might be smart enough to live.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:58 No.16978281
    Where was the pod?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)01:02 No.16978304
    >Okay, so, how many sparkles did we get from that.

    "Far from here. I can take you!"
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:03 No.16978316
    Hey narrator; what happened to the sup/tg/ archive?
    Was that method abandoned?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:03 No.16978322
    How far?
    How many fairies are there?
    Are the pods guarded?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:03 No.16978324
    Were there other pods there, or other fairies? If there were, how many and how strong were they- and if not, why did they leave in the first place?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:05 No.16978344
    I say we have her take us. Let's get her back to the tree and get an expidition group going.

    Us, and who else? bloomstar, wibble, flitter and twitter I say. We leave twinkle behind to maintain power structure.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)01:08 No.16978378
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    All threads?

    >How far?
    Roughly at the X. You are between the fourth and fifth dot from your home.

    Apparently the pod was alone. The fairy explains that (based on what they knew) the area they came from was more dangerous than your location.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:10 No.16978400
    Dangerous HOW?

    Because with pushovers like these guys it might not actually be that dangerous.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)01:11 No.16978407
    "That's where the Queen lives! And more wild fairies."
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:13 No.16978421
    All right, hrm...

    I'm thinking that we and Wibble go with her, invisible, to where she said she was hatched. Where there's one pod there are likely to be others, and a second tree would be utterly invaluable. In the meantime, the rest of the team should return to the tree and maintain things here- we shouldn't be gone terribly long. Put our sparkles into storage.

    If we run into any trouble, Trixie and Wibble can pull out unseen and leave the hatchling here to her fate. And if it's only minor, the pair of us are both pretty deadly and can take out most enemies on our own.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:13 No.16978424
    THE queen?

    Wait wait, that can't be right. Unless we're all wrong. Have her lead us to the area, we will use her as bait to ferret out whatever this "stronger force" she mentions is.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:14 No.16978427
    But the queen lives in the floating palace! Everybody knows that!

    And that x is no where near the fairy palace.

    Though this place is a lot smaller than I thought. How long would it take us to get to that x?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)01:17 No.16978454
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    >Though this place is a lot smaller than I thought.
    I'm sorry, you're right. Attached is more accurate, and puts the X at about a day's travel.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:19 No.16978464
    I think we should investigate this "Queen".
    If anything it will give us a chance to try out regicide.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:22 No.16978485
    A day's travel for who? Trixie moves at what, seven times the pace of the girlz when she gets going.

    Or... not. She's got more sparkles than us.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)01:24 No.16978491
    The captured fairy raises her hand and quietly interjects that she has not personally seen the Queen, but that she has run away from groups that could have been working for her. "Everyone knows farther is safer."

    You set out with Wibble and your captive, sending the others home.

    The trips is slowed significantly by the captive. When you finally arrive, the destination turns out to be a pile of brush. The fairy starts to dig around, eventually producing something that could be half of a dried pod from the underbrush proudly.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:24 No.16978495
    it's not THE queen.

    it's A queen.

    of a much smaller "queendom". I assume about as large as ours, if not twice or thrice as big. aesymmetrical warfare'll be fun.

    once we capture a queendom, we can be empress.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:32 No.16978539
    hmm. well. Explore about, see if any mini-pods are growing on any of the underbrush.

    Well, I'd like to let the captur-ee join us, but she doesn't seem much stronger than just an additional girl. I'm interested in how our fairies interact with an outside member though.

    But if I'm outnumbered in the matter then sure, kill'em.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)01:40 No.16978590
    The immediate area has no pods, growing or hatched. Everything the fairy said has turned out to be at least possible, so this area's higher population density might be true as well.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:43 No.16978612
    Okay, well, let's have our capture-ee wander about for half a day as bait while everyone else follows waiting for the attack.

    then, if nothing happens, we head on back. be sure to mark the location so that we can dig here later.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:44 No.16978618
    Well how in the hell did the pod get there?
    Keep looking around, specifically for signs of habitation.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:46 No.16978634
    Up a tree invisibly and get a good look around, then relocate and do same in a different area. We can afford to spend a day or so scouting.

    It's bizarre that there is a lone pod here... given what we know about what creates pods, they should only form where there's a lot of concentrated magic for plants to draw on so that they can bud off.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)01:50 No.16978666
    You explain the fairy her new job and fade away. For about half an hour, she looks nervous, and jumps whenever there is a noise. After that, she plods around slowly. When you reappear, she flashes a hopeful expression.

    It's not unheard of. If spontaneous pods didn't happen, there would be no wild fairies.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:55 No.16978700
    well, looks like we already got all the easy pickings in these parts for today.

    Let's pack it up and head home. Deal with the girl however, I already cast my vote.

    How is work progressing on the spider web clothing? Also, can the spider web clothing resist magical weapons at all? see if it's sheared through by our pointy-rok-thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:57 No.16978714
    Hrm. Well she's clearly defective, any proper fairy would have attracted trouble by now. Let's kill her and go home. We'll need to bring a proper search party out another time.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:07 No.16978764
    I say we just add the new one onto the pile of girlz. It's getting about time for us to try to expand our stomping grounds, and any extra pair of fairy fists is helpful.

    We should scout this area thoroughly before we go though. See the sights, find out if there's anything interesting.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:07 No.16978769
    You head home, making the last few hours of the trip (uneventfully) in the dark.

    Spider-cloth is crude, but useable. You already have plenty of practice making ropes and nets from wild spiders. The main improvement here is convenience (and a spider). The sparkle rock still slices through the cloth.

    The girlz who are up and about take turns sitting on the new fairy.

    Some of the fairies have adde images of the fight against the blobs to the wall carving area.

    Aside from the usual What Now question, there are four sparkles to divide up.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:11 No.16978784
    Do we have anyone guarding that blob cave, and did we ever get around to giving out that prize?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:11 No.16978785
    >there are four sparkles to divide up.
    On this subject, sparkle counts have been added to codex.jpg in case someone is curious.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:12 No.16978791


    you know how we could get our fairies to be an effective fighting force?

    Using our MASSIVE sparkle pool, we can shit out enough arrows for each of the girls to have an arrow or two, even with all the knives around. If we equip a squad of 15 or so of them with an arrow and one arrow in reserve, with us personally forging a new pile after each volley, then we pretty much can fuck shit up.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:13 No.16978799
    You have a halberd guard, a couple of girlz, and a barricade. The blobs have attacked in force since, and only a couple got far enough to even require killing.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:14 No.16978803
    We should do more experiments with those. Try to find a mouse or see if it will magic a flower.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:14 No.16978805
    I say we eat two of the sparkles and put the other two towards quickening our caravan trip.

    Do we still want to do the caravan trip? I do.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:15 No.16978808
    This will work, but you can only make one arrow at a time, and making a new one stops you from attacking. It would be quite the opening move, though.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:15 No.16978809
    Well, we have wheels, and beetles. Clearly we must make a beetle chariot/cart/pleasure barge.
    2 for self, 1 for Bloomstar, and 1 for Wibble because she was useful recently?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:16 No.16978816
    oh, we can't make piles? shit.

    Okay, well, we can at least have an arrow volley to make our ambushes have literal killzones. And I don't have to feel guilty about killing them, because they don't get to say anything! win/win!
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:16 No.16978817

    Hold that sparkle over bloomsters head until we get our pleasure barge.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:17 No.16978823
    One sparkle for each of our top four people.

    Let's let some time pass, expanding our observation network in accordance with our expanding population. Let the interesting things come to us. Improve our general infrastructure- ensure that observation posts are well-concealed, connected to one another, and that there are a few traps around them so that they can't be assaulted trivially easily. Carve out more rooms in the tree, and since we're connecting the trees to one another now, consider connecting our tree to adjacent trees up in its branches and carving out more fairy houses in those trees as well, so that there will be more places to live.

    Work on improving bows, catapults (for flinging people around quickly), and obviously decorations. We also need awesome clothing. Attempt to continue to refine our arts of trapmaking. Have more fairies learn archery, knifethrowing, slinging, or other forms of ranged combat.

    Watch to see if we can control those bees, when they hatch into actual bees. That will be important.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:19 No.16978836
    well, even if we can't CONTROL control them, we can still control them.

    I mean, take a larvae, bust it over an enemy, it is now slathered in attack pherimone.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:39 No.16979006
    You take two of the sparkles, give one to Wibble, and pay Bloomstar one in exchange for a beetle vehicle.

    A day later, you receive a sort of catamaran, but with beetles instead of floats. It's a structure made of sticks that can be hoisted onto two beetles, and has a carriage in the middle. "I can do a chariot model, but I'm not sure how well I can make wheels and stuff. I thought this would be easier."

    The girlz get fairly good at saturating entire areas with arrows, and reasonable at accurate shooting. Javelin and knife throwing are unpopular, and slinging is disastrous. A group of girlz cannot be trusted to each swing a heavy thing around while looking in another direction.

    The bees have hatched. You see a group of them circling the entrance of the hive. They come when called.

    >We also need awesome clothing.
    >and obviously decorations
    You're going to have to be specific.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:42 No.16979031
    Also, you have the option to improve your shapecrafting skills or get a stat upgrade, twice. Meaning you could get a crafting upgrade twice, a stat upgrade twice, or one of each.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:46 No.16979064
    I vote for two shapecraft upgrades, to put us on our way to being able to armor ourself in battle, which would be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:46 No.16979065
    Well, our girlz might not be good at knife throwing, but Trixie is already a fair hand at it and should put some effort into becoming better. Carrying around a small brace of shapecrafted knives with which she's deadly accurate could add quite a bit to her combat abilities. Wibble, as our other stealth teleporter, should also master a ranged weapon- her choice which, but she's got to get good with it.

    >The bees have hatched. You see a group of them circling the entrance of the hive. They come when called.
    Excellent. Can they support a fairy's weight? It would be nice if we could use them as aerial mounts; they're much faster than our girlz are, as well, so they could help us tie together our network of observation posts and keep things well scouted much more effectively if we can use them that way.

    >You're going to have to be specific.
    Make it known that we want awesome clothing and attractive decorations. There's good odds that the girlz will start coming up with things in order to curry our favor. This shouldn't actually require any real work or significant oversight on our part.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:48 No.16979074
    What does shapecraft 3 get us?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:49 No.16979080
    I actually think two WILL be enough to armor ourselves in battle.

    if we make the armor piece by piece.

    We can make it out of rods or plats of three-fist-size. imagine it.

    you have won me over to the shapeshifting upgrade vote.

    And as for the bees, well, shit, I can't believe that worked. Allow the bees to do what they will, they'll make their wares on their own. Collect the second hexfull of honey and distribute it to the girlz for a taste testing though.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:49 No.16979082
    >Can they support a fairy's weight?
    A fairy is more weight than a bee can lift by quite a bit.

    Fairy arm sized items.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:49 No.16979083
    Wait, we can upgrade our shapecrafting skills specifically, but not our trickery magic or specials? What's the difference here?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)02:51 No.16979093
    The upgrades are separate spells, in effect. Making a large item involves learning a new procedure.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:51 No.16979094
    >You're going to have to be specific.
    Pillows, stuffed with dandelion fluff. Lots of them. As many of them as we can get.

    And curtains and drapes hanging around. We will have the most comfy fairy home in the woods!
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:54 No.16979122
    Meaning... that we can deliberately learn new spells? Then why can't we learn new Trickery spells? Or upgrade our existing ones so that we can, say, teleport farther?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:02 No.16979165
    >You're going to have to be specific.

    We want six nutshell helmets with masks painted to look fearsome with seething teeth made of thorns or stingers. It's important that they not obscure vision or impair hearing. If possible they should be built to help make the wearer's voice amplified (bull-horn effect). These will be for the six named fairies.

    Trixie will wear a domino mask made of spider-silk, worm skin, and insect parts. She will also have a chestpiece constructed from tanned worm skin, spider silk, and pockets to hold shapecrafted plates.

    Little satchels, or purses, or backpacks should be made for everyone.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:04 No.16979177
    >>connecting our tree to adjacent trees
    >>catapults (for flinging people around quickly)

    Anyone else see the COOLEST IDEA EVER here?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)03:04 No.16979183
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    You declare the tree underfurnished and underdecorated, and recommend that any fairy short on ideas mass produce pillows.

    Honey is delicious.

    The primary hollowed out wooden room starts to fill up with pillows. The fairies also begin to churn out spider silk bracelets and necklaces decorated with rocks, the nicest of which show up on your chair when you aren't looking.

    The chair is simple, carved from a block of wood, but it makes you taller than a standing fairy while you're sitting down.

    The opportunity to do this happened in earlier threads and the consensus was "These sound crap and we die if someone looks at us, let's pray for health."
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:05 No.16979189
    yeah, we need a tree-catapult travel system. We can glide on leaves after launching on catipults to touchdown at our destination.

    Trixie's armor should be made of magical plates of her own forging. because she can do that.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:08 No.16979210
    We already have our shiny cape. We should build a full outfit to match--is there a way make the worm leather shiny?

    Put Bloomstar on it. If we could have a full shiny leather outfit, that'd be awesome.

    Also see about making some fancy headgear.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:08 No.16979214
    how much weight can one support? Can we harness teams?

    Also, we should make a speech before we leave. Talk about how we're a family, and that even when we're gone they should all be good and act like we taught them to.

    Also, signal leaves are a go yes?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:10 No.16979228
    >leaving bracelets for us

    Awww. How sweet.

    Also, next time we get sparkles they should go to twitter and flitter. They need them.

    Also, how's the new gurl integrating with the others?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:10 No.16979229
    we can MAKE leather shiny by affixing shiny, magical, trixie-forge plates on them.

    And plates will work much better for deflecting fisticuff blows than leathers.

    we should use signal leaves at day, signal shrooms at night.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:11 No.16979235
    Not sure we're leaving yet. But yeah, we already mastered the signal leaves.

    On second thought, it'd be super badass if were like a helmetless, shiny Darth Vader. Maybe we should always keep our head bare, so people can see who we are, and so we can feel the wind on our face.

    Although I did like the idea of the terror masks. We should name our little nation.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)03:11 No.16979238
    >Trixie's armor should be made of magical plates of her own forging. because she can do that.
    You can make a full suit of magical lamellar and have 5 knives/arrowheads of material left over.

    >how much weight can one support?
    About a quarter of a fairy. This is a guess.
    >Can we harness teams?
    In theory!

    >Also, signal leaves are a go yes?
    Signal leaves are how you found out about the last group of wandering fairies.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:14 No.16979263
    >The opportunity to do this happened in earlier threads and the consensus was "These sound crap and we die if someone looks at us, let's pray for health."
    Ah. But can we revisit that option now that we're no longer a fragile little fairy spun of gossamer and dew?

    >Also, we should make a speech before we leave. Talk about how we're a family, and that even when we're gone they should all be good and act like we taught them to.
    That's a totally ridiculous assertion, seeing a fairies likely don't really have the concept of "family" since they hatch from pods. And kill their podmates for power.

    That said, "before we leave"? Let's not leave. I like being the very large fish in a small pond here, and am inclined to leave things as they stand for a while longer while we slowly expand and make things generally better for us here.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:14 No.16979264
    Man, if we play our cards right with these signals we could end up developing a written language.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:15 No.16979273
    Leave to go trading.

    And we're different from other fairies. Encouraging this thought process of how the gurlz as a whole are dependent on each other and should rely on the group rather then backstabbing to grab power for the short term will ensure our own rule.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)03:15 No.16979274
    >Also, how's the new gurl integrating with the others?
    The others are slowly losing interest in making her miserable and rarely do anything worse to her than low intensity horseplay. Remember, Bloomstar, Twinkle, Wibble, and Moonbubble are all "captives" as well.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:16 No.16979277
    >You can make a full suit of magical lamellar and have 5 knives/arrowheads of material left over.
    How well could we move in this? It sounds heavy.

    And like it would rob our entire warband of their armaments. Let's not do it until we have more power to work with.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:17 No.16979288
    a FULL suit is a bit much. I more want to cover the torso, maybe the head.

    when's the last time ANYONE tried to punch us in the -arm-?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:18 No.16979293
    yeah, not a FULL armor either way, we need them arms.

    maybe, say, a breastplate.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:18 No.16979301
    bracers c ould be useful for deflecting blows though
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:19 No.16979304
    Guys, Guys.
    Dual weild longswords!
    6 bonus dice!
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:21 No.16979317
    >Leave to go trading.
    Eyeballing the distances involved, it looks like the closest place to go trading in is a solid eight or ten miles away- that's like a multi-week excursion. Our goods are of limited value and quantity for such a long trip, and we have no guarantee of getting a decent return on them in any case. Let's not go trading until we know more.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:21 No.16979327
    I'm still bothered trying to puzzle out the blobs and the rock.

    What's their purpose? How do they gain sparkles? Where do they go?

    How can we use them?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:22 No.16979330
    Hey guys

    If we make a wooden frame, we can build a magic-shield. If we make the frame sturdy, we could probably bash someone to death with it.

    We could make a magic frame too, but it would cost like twice as much.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:25 No.16979355
    I think we need to take advantage of Trixies magic sniffing abilities, and take an excursion outwards and try to see if we can find any more neat magicky things. Even if they're claimed, we can probably make them ours.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:25 No.16979362
    I would say that we can just make magic weapons and nonmagic shields. Shield bashing isn't really an essential weapon in our arsenal.

    Likewise, if we can manage it nonmagic armor would be good, because unless magic weapons are so super sharp that they can carve easily through non-magic things, all we need to do is stop ourselves from being hit by anything containing magic in it. For that, any mundane barrier will do.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:28 No.16979387
    eh, maybe we can try chitin plates later.

    Okay, so no armor for now, weapons. And I already voted for a caravan, so I can't really take another vote on what to do now.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:37 No.16979465
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    Hey Narrator, how's this for some inner-tree skribblinz?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:43 No.16979507
    actually, from what the narrator says a breastplate would be pretty cheap, we'd have no fewer knives.

    so, JUST a breastplate.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:46 No.16979534
    I vote we hold off on armor until we can construct ourselves a fearsome-looking suit of full-plate. Our chosen style of fighting doesn't really need armor--it's hit and run all the way.

    We'd probably end up wearing this armor in social situations only, when we want to make an intimidating impression.

    And by "social" I of course mean when we're floating above a huge fairy battle, laughing maniacally and casting ruin and destruction on our enemies.

    >>already onship
    CAPTCHA's on board for this idea too.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:47 No.16979542
    I like this!
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)03:48 No.16979546
    You start work on scaling up the fairy launcher. Trial and error (sold as "A ride!") shows the best shape to cut leaves into to glide with.

    Wooden shields are possible. Wooden armor is too bulky to be practical. You add shields to the list of things to be built.

    You summon some plates, and after a few tries and some help, you have a spider silk harness that you can summon a lamellar chest protector into.

    Taking suggestions for a symbol to put on Trixie's armor, slightly more specific scary helmet designs, and that sort of thing. Going to call it a night. Thanks for voting and discussing and stuff.

    I like the jewelry.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:50 No.16979558


    Hey, do you think we can backstab with fireballs?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:50 No.16979561
    Much appreciated!

    Thanks! Working on symbols and masks now...
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 11/21/11(Mon)03:52 No.16979575
    >Thanks! Working on symbols and masks now...
    Awesome. I was actually about to say "hey drawfags if you want to be awesome could you design helmets and decorations and stuff" so thanks.

    Nobody will ever agree what the fairies should wear but if a drawing is fun to look at people will accept it as official immediately.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:04 No.16979651
    So...what are we known for? In our own minds at least--what's a major achievement that would make a good symbol?

    If anyone has any cool ideas for helmets and stuff, now's the time.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:06 No.16979662
    what ARE we known for?

    Why are the fairies scared of us? because we're the strongest? why are we the strongest?

    because we can get sparkles?

    Would a cracked-open sparkle be a good symbol?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:06 No.16979665
    Well we sawed a worm in half and killed arcanella in one turn.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:08 No.16979678
    a sparkle being punched through with a fist?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:12 No.16979705
    Daggers cutting a worm in half?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:31 No.16979829
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    Alright, I'm pretty bad at directionless concept sketching, but here's a page of random shit.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:33 No.16979837
    I like the hand-clutching-sparkle logo.

    And we should totally wear rat-skulls for helmets.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:34 No.16979841
    I think we should use a queen bee as our symbol.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:36 No.16979853
    We're like 1-2 inches tall. We could use a rat skull as a toboggan.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:36 No.16979860
    mouse skull?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:37 No.16979864
    The shredder masks and the domino ones look neat. I like the idea of just adding on ridiculous things as well

    Big horns, fangs, scary eyes stenciled in
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:38 No.16979871
    worm oborous looks cool
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)04:47 No.16979936
    I was gonna do more skull-based stuff, then realized that it's unlikely any fairy could ever see another fairy's skeleton, with the way fairies die.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)07:45 No.16980818
    I like the fang mask in the upper left and the hand with the sparkles on the bottom row
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)07:51 No.16980838
    we should test if we can put a sparkle in the new bees to see if they can be made more powerful or if they are as sparkly as can be seeing as they grew up in a magic tree and have a magic mom and dad.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)09:08 No.16981306

    The shredder is pretty close to what I had in mind, and I like it a lot. The domino is perfect and I love it.

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