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    412 KB Fairy Warband Quest 11 - Entire Quest Recap Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/03/11(Sat)22:20 No.17098587  
    Entire Quest Recap
    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).

    Your latest accomplishment is setting up a series of relay towers to quickly report activities in range. Additionally, the queen and drone have produced three bees. You also have some decorations done.

    Experiments show that trying to grow fairies out of wildflowers using magic water results in fairies that are too unstable to live.
    >> Meta Updates Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/03/11(Sat)22:22 No.17098597
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    Ok, so here's the thing.

    The quest is pretty stagnant and between that and general quest running fatigue I'm having a hard time staying motivated. I'm pretty sure that this generates a feedback loop where nobody else is motivated to keep the quest running either. So, with that in mind: you have four threads, counting this one, to do everything.

    This sounds dickish, but really it's just a motivator for you to get some plot happening, and a planned end point to keep me motivated. If my guess is right, this will lead to four decent or better threads, rather than an unspecified number of low quality threads that may actually be less than four.
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    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)22:56 No.17098866
    i'd say a good long-term goals for us would be to get powerful enough to have wings and supplant the Fairy Queen
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)00:04 No.17099488
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:08 No.17099524


    Okay, fine, trading expedition to the city of freeport!
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)00:10 No.17099537
    Assign fairies/equipment/goods! Assuming nobody objects.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:11 No.17099548
    Oh come on OP. That's not fair. We don't know what the plot is! We've just been building a stable kind of society for us. If you don't want us to stagnate, then introduce a plot, like maybe fairies that don't try to kill us on sight for fucking once.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:13 No.17099563
    Us, Twitter, Flitter, and Moonbubble.

    Shiny thing shards, worm leather, worm leather products pillows, magic mushrooms, and masks.

    Take beetles.
    >> BacchuZ 12/04/11(Sun)00:14 No.17099570
    4 :(
    if these threads are epic and we obviously aren't done is there hope of an extension its ok if you lie to us to keep us motivated just think about that i get the physiology

    Also can we speed up time more if were in a crunch not many interesting things seem to happen in the time it takes to grow fairies which is our key advancement limiter.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)00:17 No.17099598

    sorry that was me using a name form another quest like a derp
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:19 No.17099611
    Oh and honey/wax
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:22 No.17099631
    No objections?

    I suppose we should tell the gurlz to listen to Bloomstar, Twinkle and wibble while we're gone, and to remember the guard rotation. No slacking off. We'll know if they're lying!
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)00:32 No.17099729
    To pay the entrance fee, you have to wait three weeks to save up sufficient entrance fee sparkles in the usual manner.

    This gives Bloomstar enough time to modify the Beetle Catamaran to hold the maximum amount of cargo, and the Girlz time to load it up.

    You reinforce the unofficial chain of command before leaving, officially. The next week is spent leading beetles, rotating sleep schedules, and hiding. Eventually, you hit what must be the border.

    That day, you encounter a group of fairies. There are six, and they wear matching green belts. None of them have noticed you yet.

    Girlzcount: 43
    Bees: 7

    > can we speed up time more
    >is there hope of an extension
    This is not happening but I'll try to end somewhere interesting.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)00:33 No.17099745
    I like this plan
    also we should make a spare laminar armor holster and bring that another similarly powerful shape craftier might like that.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:33 No.17099748
    They must be a border patrol of some kind. Are we wearing our scary masks?

    We should stop over and say hello.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)00:35 No.17099762
    >Are we wearing our scary masks?
    I don't remember any agreement on which ones you wanted. You wanted the fist surrounded by fire as an emblem.

    If people want to retroactively agree on a mask type that's fine.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:36 No.17099767
    I thought we were going with a plethora, based on the individual who carved it.

    At any rate I'm voting for the shredder version for Buttercup
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)00:37 No.17099775
    I think while we are gon we should begin working on beefing up our faeries to about the level of twitter and flitter so our girlz aint so squishy.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)00:41 No.17099802
    i like the skull mask with pointy teeth
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:43 No.17099812
    Say hello to the guards, introduce ourselves as buttercup Trixie and inquire which way to Freeport.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)00:48 No.17099847
    You approach, wearing various scary masks.

    The other fairies are guarded, but most of them don't bother getting up. The one who is in charge approaches you and stands at a safe distance.

    "You're here to enter Freeport?"

    You are. You pay the entrance fee.

    The fairy stashes the sparkles in a bag.

    "No fighting outside of designated areas. No stealing. No killing anyone except fugitives. If you do you're a fugitive. Bounty for fugitives is her sparkles minus one. Carry this or you're a fugitive."

    It sounds like she gives this speech regularly, judging by the disinterested tone she uses to speak of potentially murdering you.

    She hands each member of your group a shapecrafted bubble. There's something concealed inside it.

    "Any questions?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:50 No.17099868
    "Who's in charge here?"

    "Are there any fugitives on the loose?"

    "When do you get off from work?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:51 No.17099872
    "How big is this place? Where'd it come from anyway? Is everything traded in sparkles? "
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)01:00 No.17099951
    "That would be Melusine Featherglow. You can talk to anyone wearing one of these belts if you need anything, though." She gestures to her waist.

    She stifles a chuckle. "We had the last one about a week ago. I don't think she got more than a foot."

    "...four hours? Whenever I get replaced."

    "Pretty big! Melusine founded it, and it's been growing ever since. And most things aren't traded in sparkles. Most fairies don't want to give those up unless they have to, but there are a lot of fairies who want to trade other stuff."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:02 No.17099967
    "Stuff like what? Food? Or is it just random things they have to trade for other stuffs? Oh speaking of food, you want to get something to eat later?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:08 No.17100013
    "What's Featherglow like? Also, what do you guys with green sashes do? You her gurlz?"
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)01:10 No.17100031
    "I don't think many trade for food unless it's really good. Mostly decorations and useful things."

    "She's really strong, and really smart. She does all of the numbers that make this place work. Her gurlz? I guess."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:14 No.17100078
    "Okay. I can't think of anymore questions, so thank you very much! You're super polite! Not like all the other fairies I meet in the forest. 'Cept for my friends of course."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:18 No.17100113
    "Any one you think I should go to trade stuff? I've got leather and pillows and wax and honey and other stuff."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:18 No.17100122
    definitely a nice change of pace, not having murder on the mind.

    "is there a specific place we have to go to set up our wares?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:21 No.17100150
    "How do so many gurlz stay in one place without fighting each other?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:22 No.17100166
    now THAT is a very good question
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)01:25 No.17100190
    "Depends on how much stuff you have. Once you're inside you can set up anywhere that isn't in the way, or you can move around to other stalls."

    "Have a nice stay."

    You continue on. Passing over a hill, you finally see your destination.

    Freeport is really big.

    There are hundreds of unrelated fairies and none of them are murdering each other. Some of them are yelling. Some of them are running around. Most of them are either sitting down, or wandering around rummaging through big piles of stuff. Groups of green belted fairies wander around, observing lazily.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)01:29 No.17100226
    I think we should set up sop and chat with the locals
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:32 No.17100246
    Observe before we settle down somewhere in the city, see how things are done. Pick up conversations with whoever looks interesting.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)01:39 No.17100295
    As far as you can tell, there isn't any kind of organization to where people set up, so you pick the closest spot that can fit four fairies, two beetles, and a lot of spread out items, and unload.

    Your immediate neighbors are also making their first trip. They're a little bit hesitant to talk to anyone, but seeing other fairies interact peacefully is making them warm up.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)01:45 No.17100354
    we should go around and talk to people we should keep the shiny rocks secret for now they might be worth a lot maybe only have one small piece out at a time.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:46 No.17100359
    "So. Where are you from? I'm from a tree. I once fought a worm, big one the size of a dozen fairies lieing end to end. And now I'm selling it's skin."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:47 No.17100374
    I think we should ask a lot of people about the shiny rock, since we have absolutely no idea how to use it effectively.

    Just say we found it and don't know where it came from.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)01:47 No.17100375
    Also if anyone asks if our tree makes fairies we should lie.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:47 No.17100378
    Let's get to sellin' leather guys.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)01:50 No.17100409
    this is good especially because the shiny rock smells faintly of magic and if anyone gets suspicious we can tell them thats why we picked it up.
    >> BacchuZ 12/04/11(Sun)01:58 No.17100468
    I just had a though if the rock is the source of the magic and i is a collector not the fuel that might mean that if we ate a piece we would begin to continuously though slowly power up just a random thought.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:03 No.17100513
    Or it could suck the glitterz right out of us!


    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:09 No.17100539
    "We don't stay anywhere for very long. And I, um, once threw Starglimmer into a hole." Behind her, Starglimmer sulks.

    Shiny rock is minimally interesting. Nobody you talk to recognizes the stuff. A few fairies want it as a decoration, and a few others who don't have their own tool makers seem to like how sharp it is. You gain several colored rocks and one feather.

    You get an offer of one sparkle for your entire load of wax, and a bidding war over the honey goes up to three.

    The fun mushrooms are popular. You get a sparkle for half of the load, and an assortment of crafts for the rest.

    Worm leather is rare, but not colorful, so it gets medium interest. Many fairies see the value in making a decent bag. One wants a jacket, and another wants parade armor. You gain an assortment of small wood carvings, a wooden scepter menacing with wooden spikes and decorated with wood, and a silk image of a flower.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:13 No.17100563
    "Aw. Why'd you throw starglimmer in the hole? She steal your sparkles?"

    Nice haul so far. How much do we have of what we brought?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:16 No.17100585
    Honey, wax, and magic mushrooms are gone. Worm leather is about one third gone, as are shiny thing shards. You had tons of worm leather; it was by far the biggest by volume.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:18 No.17100595
    "No, she said she was boss."
    >> BacchuZ 12/04/11(Sun)02:19 No.17100604
    OP I love that dwarf fort reference
    also what do other fairies have to offer?
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:20 No.17100608
    "Oh! So you're the boss then! Hey, if you don't like roaming around and not staying anywhere without someone trying to smush you, you can come live with us!

    I'd have to be boss though. I mean, we could maybe wrestle for it, and if I throw you down the whole you'll be okay with me being boss, right?"
    >> BacchuZ 12/04/11(Sun)02:21 No.17100615
    oh thats a rely good reason. My friends know who's boss.
    >> BacchuZ 12/04/11(Sun)02:22 No.17100620
    i assume we kept one piece of magic rock so we can have some to show people and ask about.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:23 No.17100627
    Crafts, clothes, animal bits (feathers, chitin, etc), and interesting rocks all around. Are you looking for anything specific?

    "Um, I'm sure you're very strong. I've never even seen a worm."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:33 No.17100675
    Look for magical crafted things, animals, and anything related to flying. Metal too!

    "Was really big one. I'm pretty sure it ate girls."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:37 No.17100701
    "How'd you guys hear about freeport? Watcha thinking about doing after you finish selling your stuffs?"
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:38 No.17100705
    "Sounds scary."
    She thinks.
    "How do you manage to stay in one place?"

    There's an ant on a leash (named Bitey, not magical), a mouse (tied up, not magical) and a spider that you can instantly recognize as sparkled. It's a different type than yours.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:42 No.17100722
    "I just heard about it. And we might stay. One of the guards said that the city gives out passes to fairies who work, if there's room. It's pretty safe here, I think."

    I retroactively decided that fairies have racial memory for sufficiently important events and skills (they're born knowing how to talk, for example).
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:44 No.17100732
    Talk to the person with the sparkled spider!

    Compare notes.

    "Hey! We sparkle animals too! We got sparkle beetles. They can't fly no more. What's your spider?"


    "We fortified our tree. Nobody can get in unless we want them too. You seem nice though, so I'd let you in! What work are you gonna do here in the city?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:50 No.17100757
    How much do the animals cost? How big is the ant in comparison to us?
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:57 No.17100784
    The ant is about twice as long as your foot.

    The mouse is going for a gradually dwindling number of sparkles (fifteen when you arrived, leaning towards fourteen when you left).

    "Maybe guarding, I hope. But probably delivering messages and packages and stuff like that. So there are more of you?"

    "Really? We've only tried a spider. We taught her a trick." The fairy jump up and raises her arms. "Do this!" The spider does this. "She changed color a little bit, but she still spins a web and eats bugs. That's what a spider is supposed to do."
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)02:58 No.17100785
    Sorry, forgot: The spider is going for two sparkles plus some of whatever miscellaneous loot the buyer has.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:16 No.17100872
    "Neat! You think about taking the silk from the spiders spinner? Tell her to just make long strands?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:17 No.17100876
    Next time we should die the worm leather. That'll bring up it's value.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:23 No.17100912
    Oh fuck we've only got three more threads. Maybe we should arrange a meeting with this lady and see if we can get protection from her? Maybe help her expand her domain?

    I don't know what the hell we should
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)03:24 No.17100920
    "We've just been taking it after she makes a web." The fairy turns to the spider and starts to give it directions, coaxing out an inch of silk after a brief period of confusion. "Yeah, she follows instructions pretty well, especially after the second sparkle."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:27 No.17100947
    "How'd you do that? Putting a sparkle into our beetle seemed to be as much as they would take."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:28 No.17100954
    To be fair, we were just bashing the sparkle against them like a rock.

    Maybe the other fairy should show us how she puts sparkles on stuff.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)03:29 No.17100974
    Oh damn did you do that and have it fail? I might have to retract what she just said, then. Sorry.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)03:31 No.17100991
    yes we did and it did fail i for on was quite disappointed.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)03:33 No.17101005
    Ok, in that case, retracted. Dammit.

    "We've just been taking it after she makes a web." The fairy turns to the spider and starts to give it directions, coaxing out an inch of silk after a brief period of confusion. "Yeah, she follows instructions pretty well, usually."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:47 No.17101141
    awww. Damnit. You mean you can only add one sparkle per animal? That sucks.

    Anyone know anything about magic? Shapers or wranglers or anything like that?
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:50 No.17101159
    Yeah, I thought we were gonna learn something new.
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)03:51 No.17101164
    You would assume there are at least a few shapers in the crowd. There has to be at least one working for the city, since your passes are made of the same stuff your summoned weapons are.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)03:54 No.17101174
    can we call it here? I got no idea where to go next except to pester some shapers to train Moonbubble and find out more about magic
    >> Narrator !!0z97bVlxXCQ 12/04/11(Sun)04:03 No.17101238
    Yeah, I'm about done. I assume the plan is to head home when the week is over, barring any interruptions that pop up. That's what will happen at the start of the next thread, along with anything that gets posted here.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)04:04 No.17101247
    Well might as well talk to people interested in joining our gurlz, and maybe try and see about talking to this lady running Freeport
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)04:07 No.17101263
    Try to meet up with the guard after she gets off from work. See what she does for fun and eats.
    >> Throw Away Your Common Sense 12/04/11(Sun)04:20 No.17101351
    Fuck you too, backspace...

    In the name of experiment:
    - get a batch of just-hatched girlz
    - name them Experiment 1, 2, etc.
    - separate them, give each a separate item, tell them to memorize it, squash all when they are concentrating, tag the sparkles
    - sparkle a freshly split pod, observe if more faeries result and if faeries do hatch, ask any if their name is Experiment X or they memorize item
    - sparkle a critter, observe if it reacts to its tagged Experiment number and item
    - give one to Bloomstar, ask if she can tell what the sparkle name was and the item
    - keep one in shelf

    For now:
    - resale crafts for sparkles if possible
    - ask silk seller for secret of cloth-making (loom) if we don't know
    - wander to look for more interesting wares
    - take a peek at jobs available
    - pay a visit to Big Mel
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)04:28 No.17101409
    i relay like these ideas except for talking the the leader of freeport she seems powerful and if we dont tell her we have a hatching grounds we have nothing to tell her of note and i dont want to tell her that at least until we have our own wings. Unless she is wingless to then maybe we could talk to her.
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)04:30 No.17101416
    hey op i just had an idea what if the ability to imbue more than one sparcle is a special ability and the spider is a t spacrle animal?
    >> Throw Away Your Common Sense 12/04/11(Sun)04:32 No.17101430
    Man, I've been looking for this thread all morning and now that I've found it in afternoon it is closing?
    Damn you slow connection... I know, I know, BB. It's not your fault you could only do so much... But still...

    Regarding ideas:
    - dyes, dyes would fetch for a lot, faeries are colorful, why should their home and items remain drab and dull?
    - sparklecraft trench knives or wide bladed knives for all the girls, hollow grip so they can be used as spearheads
    - wood shield of many sizes for all
    - train some in leaf-riding, give them wood bucklers
    - train most with wood tower shields and phalanx formations
    - sparklecraft armor pieces for Bloomstar and Twinkle
    - take garotte back from Twinkle, give her a sparklecraft weapon of her choice
    - sparkle our cape
    - expand our territory, time to battle the 'Queen'
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)04:39 No.17101463
    I like all of those except the last one we need way more sparkles in ourselves and our lieutenants
    plus our girls should be beefed up to first
    >> BriarGlitter 12/04/11(Sun)04:47 No.17101513
    We should get a mouse, the one here costs to much.
    if we can sparkle it we should then find a bat and do it to
    (if the sparkle animal ability exists i figure we heed tht or a level up to it)

    Good night
    >> Throw Away Your Common Sense 12/04/11(Sun)04:52 No.17101540
    Pay Big Mel a visit anyway, Trixie has magic sniffer and can tell how powerful most faeries are, so we can check out Mel's general power level of retinue. As an aside, Trixie is an extraordinaire infiltrator and assassin, we should see how far she can go undetected, though I think those bubble items they hand out is also a locator.

    About our army:
    - build larger version of the faerie-tosser, capable of being built upon the beetles or dragged by them
    - train leaf-glider to open their leafs AFTER being tossed from said faerie-tosser
    - train leaf-surfers?
    - arm them with sticky nets, glue bombs, and perhaps a pair of sparkle-tipped javelins (just remember to dissolve them after use)
    - train bees to carry Twitter (she's the one with the bow, right?)
    - always aim for faeries that smell of magic first
    >> Throw Away Your Common Sense 12/04/11(Sun)05:02 No.17101585
    Not the Queen QUEEN, also not this Mel, but the 'Queen' that is supposedly situated near our territory. We should at least prepare our army, while sending Trixie and the faerie that told us about this 'Queen' where she sighted her troops to survey how big and how powerful this 'Queen' and her group are.

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