You stand in the center of a snowbound clearing in a sea of dark pine, bare as the day you were born, below the infinite sky. The full moon hangs low and fat overhead, stars dancing about it slowly. All about you, tendrils of mist slowly undulate, spreading all through the high grass and obscuring your vision beyond the edges of the clearing. You should be afraid, but no - you feel at home, as though this is your element. You inhale deeply, the sharp pine and cold wind as sweet and pure as the day the world was new, but above even that one scent alone catches your attention - prey.A low, soft growl ahead of you draws your attention, and you see a figure slipping toward you through the grass, eyes gleaming blue in the darkness. Your breath catches in your throat. It's... you! The white-gold fur, the oversized paws, the mate charm around your neck, but you're older and more... developed. You can see obvious musculature through the thin fur on your stomach, the muscles of your arms and legs are rippling and well-defined, and you can sense an undeniable strength and power emanating from this beast. It... she... you... snarls, revealing long fangs, before throwing her head back and giving an ear-splitting howl. She glares at you expectantly, then turns around and charges back into the forest. You smell blood on the wind, and feel the wind at your back. The night, the hunt... they call to you like old friends, beckoning you to join them.And still, you wonder like a scratching at the back of your mind. Is this the path you want? Is this... you?=================================NADIA HAS MET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS FOR EVOLUTION:SPECIES: GAROUWILL YOU EVOLVE?Y/N
>>40220002Thought you said we were going to get a more humanized evo Lotus?
>>40220091I said you'd have the option for one, but the impression I got was that people didn't really care for that idea. Besides, the impression I get is that evos are pretty mutable. We'll see what happens going forward.
>>40220002Going to actually give this one a double vote period. I imagine there might be some discussion/questions coming up.
>>40220002YI'm late as hell. Thanks for running Lotus.
After this evolution we gotta get Gra on our side as well as Yra. So lots of night travel, lots of hiding and lots of learning secrets and getting treasure. Become a Twilight Kobold, home in both the Underground and under the Sun, reflecting our parentage completely.While also completely scrambling momma's religious fervor. She hates Gra.
>>40220002>YWhy not, a beastial evolution will help us in the short term. Especially where we are going. When we get out the other side maybe we will have enough for our third and we can pick something to look a bit more like OPs pic. But for now Long fangs and a strong body are cool.
>>40220190No worries. Partly why I gave an hour's notice on twitter, and >>40220153. I know it's going to happen anyway, but I really don't want anyone to feel robbed of choice.
>>40220192Is it that simple though? And are we eligible for favor with Gra if we have Yra?Also!If we leave her side and come back with the blessing of the deity she hates couldn't she construe that as corruption? Making things much worse for the dragon in particular.MY LOVELY LIGHT LEFT AND CAME BACK STAINTED! SHE SHOULD NEVER LEAVE MY SIDE AGAIN!
>>40220219Oh, you still look humanoid. You're not going full Crinos. You just look more muscley/toned, less waifish and runty.>>40220241She's already sewing the leash.
>>40220261Pretty sure it's safe to close the vote now mate
>>40220241I have no idea. Depends on our QM. But I do want to try.As for Mama, if we do come back with Gra and Yra behind us we'll be the chosen \ champion of two gods. I think that overrides a Voice with no markings. We'll probably be a Tier 3 as well by then. Mama is not going to be able to ride roughshod over us.Though just to be safe we should become marked by 3 gods!
>>40220241If we keep the blessing of both we could possibly argue that they arent mutually exclusive. anyways, im going to stop with the religion talk because its a bit of a topic to avoid, until the end at least.
>>40220002NoWe can't see other available options without turning this one down.
>>40220374>>40220376Just a note: You CAN gain the favor of multiple gods, demigods, etc. Whether they have their own agenda, can withdraw their favor, etc, that remains to be seen.>>40220408This is true. This is just the first one you happen to have unlocked.
>>40220408I don't think most people realized that when they voted.Oh well. We bulkhunk werewolf now.
>>40220444>Oh well. We bulkhunk werewolf now.And it's fucking great!
>>40220002NI like this one, but i want to see the ohers.
>>40220444More Fitbold, but the ayes have it. Writing.
>>40220444Then they're fucking idiots because OP told us that in the last thread. They make a vote without thinking and go away, meaning that when their choice is exposed for the stupid choice it is, they're not here to change it.
>>40220444I'm fine with that. Our actions lead us to it.
>>40220432>Should likely note the evolution rules next time. It will otherwise confuse people.
>>40220482Our actions also led us to the other possible evolutions, which are now locked out because we didn't bother to look at them.
I still want this one
>>40220478the other RE quest is thinking of doing a dream sequence that reveals all the possible evolutions we've unlocked for it. Maybe next evolution you can do the same so people have more of an idea on what to choose?
>>40220481Or maybe we want musclebold? Ever thought of that you prick
>>40220492That just means they're idiots when it was spelled out in detail previously.
>>40220432Out of curiosity, why aren't we doing this REQM style, where we can see all of them?
>>40220530Quit being a buttblasted faggot because you didn't want musclebold
>>40220528You don't even know if the other possible evolutions are even more physically developed. You just chose the first option to come up like the easily distracted idiot you are.
Got here late and just want to say that whilst I don't mind evolving into swolebold I would have preferred to hold out and see what the other options were.
>>40220535REQM hasnt actually used that yet, its just been evolve or dont, he did show the second evolution types, but he didnt say how to get them
All right, let's pow-wow for a second here.There are presently three evos you could take, but only one you qualify for. That's why the single option is being presented. You can pass it by now, but if you do you won't be able to choose to evolve again until another in-game day has passed. That being said:FINAL DESTINATION>Evolve>Don't evolve
Guys, guys, you are all pretty. Insulting each other is not going to make anyone happy.
>>40220607>Don't evolveI can wait ONE in game day. I'm not impatient.
>>40220619degradation is my fetish
>>40220623>>40220624Thanks for reminding me. Rules post incoming.
>>40220598I'm actually a new reader of REQM's quest, and recently binged the archive. The difference here is that REQM also told us which other evolutions we did unlock and offered all of them at once. We're not getting that here.
Welcome to RE: Kobold QuestQM Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lotuseater1031Ask me Questions: http://ask.fm/Lotus_EaterCharacter Sheet (Make Suggestions!): http://pastebin.com/4HUVEXh4SYSTEMS:Rolling: d100, best of three, roll under, degrees of success (roll compared to DC/opponent rolls and the amount by which you succeed/fail will matter). 1/100 are crit successes/fails, and override other rolls. A crit fail and success on the same roll means the remaining die result will be used.Win/Lose by 10: Slight Success/Failure10-20: Moderate Success/FailureGreater than 20: Extreme Success/FailureVoting/Writing: Ten minutes for voting, 20-40 minutes for writing as needed.Final Destination: If a vote is tied/contended, I will call for FINAL DESTINATION, and present the most popular options. For those who don't know, you must vote precisely in the form of ">vote" without additional commentary. This extends 4chan's native post delay from one minute to five, and prevents samefagging or vote padding.Exploration: While I have a general outline of what's going to happen, sometimes there are instances where things are left to chance. In those cases, I'll call for 1d10, and take the first given. Low rolls are beneficial encounters, with the higher you go being more dangerous. A result of 10 can actually be threatening to the character, and should be treated as such.Combat: You will be called on to make both an offensive and defensive role, unless you choose FULL ASSAULT/DEFENSE.
>>40220607Wow seriously Lotus? It was just one very vocal fag not wanting to evolve and it clearly won last time, Now you're just inviting IP fagging
>>40220607>Don't evolveNo, I want to see the other two options before we evolve.
>>40220607Dude. You fucked up.
>>40220657I dont remember him offering? i remember being shown, but not necessarily picking. rmember which thread, i am curious to what i forgot.
>>40220639>>40220624>>40220623>>40220691These votes do not count for FD.
>>40220607You're really fucking doing this? Great fucking job Lotus now we have samefagger's voting for don't evolve when it won
>>40220700He mentioned the other possible evo's but I think we ever chose. Long and short of it is he doesn't want this one so he's starting ten kinds of shit to make sure it doesn't happen.
Surprising how fast the voter count went up when a FD vote came up isn't it?(Sarcasm)
>>40220636>>40220638>>40220647>>40220664>>40220673Evolve>>40220633>>40220660>>40220684>>40220687Don't evolve.Evolution wins it at the cap of the voting period. Now, shhhhh.
>>40220760Good, Screw those don't evolve samefags
>>40220760Fuckin impatient evolve voters. It would have been nice to know what else we were eligible for.
>>40220771Pretty sure a few people switched over when they saw that it wasn't a one time deal.Besides, 9 votes?In a quest this populated?I doubt any samefagging was involved.
>>40220811Fuck off, I bet you're one of the samefaggers
>>40220734I could just be a dense motherfucker right now, but in your second sentence, do you mean REQM is no longer going to use this method of evolution? I though he just asked player opinions and took them into consideration, ten kinds of shit seems like the wrong metaphor. My memory is shot today though so i could be wrong.
>>40220623>>40220624>>40220639>>40220691Good going on screwing up your votes.And now the easily distracted shits are going to be insufferably smug about their win.
>>40220822Nice try, but nope. I don't even know how to do that shit.
>>40220771>>40220811salt on both sides, goddamn.
I bet it is actually one very persistent troll trying to stir up shit.
>>40220760Oh well, i guess we just have to hope to be able to look more human/shape shift or something in the future.
>>40220869More like there are multiple IP fags
>>40220836Blame the QM for not posting the fucking rules.
>>40220823Sorry. Been in class all day.I don't recall REQM ever letting us choose evolutions.He'd give us hints as to what there was and then say good luck. We had a million votes to hunt for people trying to get that wolf spider evo iirc. But in the end we did more protecting/saving and ended up with the skull butt evo.>>40220869I wouldn't be surprised. I think Lotus picked up his first shit poster last thread.>>40220876Why would we need to look more human? We're a proud Kobold.
>>40220002You charge after... well, you... but there's no trace of her scent, no sound of her footfalls on the snow or the loam of the forest floor. There is only the wind, the pounding of your heart, and the exhilaration of the hunt driving you into the dark forest. Despite the dark, you can see everything! The moonlight lances through the canopy, dappling the ground with silver pools that illuminate the boughs and trunks as you rush past, pursuing... you don't know what, but it's near! There! Ahead! You come to a stop, low growl making your prey raise her dusky amber head. You see fear in her eyes. You hunker down, creeping closer. She's unawares... perfect. You move into just the right position, long tail swishing. She's skittish, but it's too late. With a fearsome howl, you leap from the scrub and sink your fangs into her-================================================"OW!" You jolt awake, drool hanging from your chin as you blink the sleep from your eyes. You look about confused as Djanna rubs at the inside of her thigh, eyes closed tightly and hissing in pain. "Nadia, what the hell!?"Huh... wow, something tastes like oiled leather. "Huh?""You bit me! That hurt!" You see blood trickling from a couple shallow puncture wounds in her thick scales, even through her trousers.>OHGODI'MSORRYLEMMEFIXIT!>Must have been dreaming...>Write-In
>>40220869On both sides?Honestly, I'd believe it.One word.sandwichesOn a related note:Captcha, that's not soup. That's ribs.
>>40220869No its not, you fucking shit. Are you really so stupid and narcissistic that anyone who believes differently than you must be a troll or samefagging?
>>40220892Mostly just to blend in if/when we go to different cities i suppose. Or to not make everyone panic.
>>40220897 >OHGODI'MSORRYLEMMEFIXIT! >Sad wimper.>>40220915only confirming my suspicions angry anon
>>40220897>Must have been dreaming...
>>40220949It doesn't confirm shit, you moronic buffoon.
>>40220897>OHGODI'MSORRYLEMMEFIXIT!>Must have been dreaming...
Is it really that hard the believe that some people wanted to wait and find out about what else we could have evolved into? Not everything is samefagging.
>>40220897Calling it for apologetic pup. Writing.
>>40221005It's kinda hard to believe that when the voter count rises dramatically on a FD vote
>>40221019Or maybe people are joining the thread? It just fucking started.
>tfw no cute tomboyish foxbold evolution
>>40221051>foxboldFuck off this is kobold quest not beastfolk quest
>>40221019Given that the poster count was 18, and there were 9 votes?I find it hard to accept that argument.
I'm confused.Aren't Garou a type of werewolf?
>>40221005>Is it really that hard the believe that some people wanted to wait and find out about what else we could have evolved into?It obviously is to some, because any opinion different from their own MUST be a samefagging troll.
>>40221087Depends on the setting.
>>40221098We had 22 votes on the FD vote. Before it we had 7 IPS which spiked to 12 then 18.We just now got 22 IP's which still includes the Host ip.Now that we're off Final destination votes the vote count has dropped again.
>>40221130I actually voted twice on the FD cause I was told my first didn't count.
>>40221107One of the settings say that they can choose between 5 forms so with luck maybe we have that setting... Though that seems a little too good for a first evolution.
Guys.Do you really want Lotus to have to tell us to shit the fuck up again?I mean, fucking Christ.Shut the fuck up. Both sides.Every fucking thread, I swear...
>>40221181Far as I understand it. It's going to diverge from the initial/home setting thing because Lotus appears to be doing his own thing. I wouldn't expect him to hold to the core material.. because honestly the story was awful.
>>40221182Atleast we're not arguing about mom again. I'm glad we left that behind and don't have to think about it ever again.
>>40221182This is just something we will need to accept and move on.
>>40221233SPEAKING OF MOMNah, I'm just kidding. But I need to write a lot in this spoiler to look properly butthurt.I like cheese. Who else likes cheese?OH! I bought cheese curds today. I'm going to eat some.Kumquat
Not to meta this, but evolution arguing seems to rip these quests apart. There must be a better way to present evolutions without screams of samefagging left and right when something doesn't go their way
>>40221357Yeah i tried to bring it up with him on twitter last night
>>40221396From what I read you wanted to remove it from our actions completely. Which I think defeats the idea entirely. Then it's just leveling classes. I think the QM should just evo is period and not let it devolve into votes at all.But the discussion is going to start a bitch fit.
>>40221357Personally I'd do it like actual evolution, instead of Pokemon evolution. Small changes based on choices and actions. Things like>you notice your teeth are sharperOr>You've developed a conveniently camouflaged pattern.
>>40221357Eh, all I've had to do is post what I want and then come back a few times to see if it's died down. In a thread or two no one will even mention it.
>>40220897Your eyes widen and yup, that's blood you taste under the oil. You whimper, tail swishing behind you. It feels a bit different, but no time! You bound to your pack, reaching out and hey, do your paws seem bigger and OH GOD YOUR CLAW JUST TORE OPEN THE BAG AND EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART AAAAAAAARGH!"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry!" Dragon-sis first, freaky mutations later. You grab the small wooden case from the bottom of your bag and bound back to Djanna's side, sliding to a stop in the grass and snapping the case open - carefully, this time, a bit more mindful of what evidently must be come kind of freak bout of superpowers. Djanna looks up at you and gasps, her mouth opening and closing slowly as she sputters. Clearly, she's going into shock. Your already heightened sense of panic goes into overdrive as you grab a small roll of cloth bandages, turning and lifting the dragon girl bodily and oh god you have no idea what you're doing and NO DAMN IT NADIA WE ARE NOT GOING TO CRY! We are, however, going to whimper it seems.Djanna snaps out of whatever had momentarily made her lose herself, and takes the bandages from your hand. She drops her trousers, quickly and clumsily ties off the bandage, and cuts it off the length of the roll with a claw. The dun-colored cloth is quickly spotted red, but the pressure seems to have done the trick at least, and the flow of blood slows. She redresses herself before gripping you by the shoulders. "What happened to you?"You look at her, confused for a moment, before you look down at your hands. They don't seem that different. Larger, maybe, and the golden color has become a bit darker. Your gaze travels to your arms and HOLY CRAP! You stand quickly, taking in the whole of your body. Just yesterday, there was barely anything to you - a mere slip of a girl - but now?
>>40221357Whatever it is would have to take into account people posting from their phones, which may change IP's as they move between towers.The IP counter went up right now even though there's no voting going on, making it far more likely that the increased number of IP's is due to more players arriving late, or their IP's changing due to their cell network
>>40221422You look around your back at your tail, the curl at the end straightened, leaving it long, fluffy, and sweeping. You swish it back and forth experimentally, the muscles in your hips and lower back tensing and relaxing in time. You feel... good. Really, really good! Like you could run a marathon! Two of them! Your muscles are like coiled springs, ready to release a barage of power at a moment's notice. You're more toned than cut, to use the language of your old coach, but still! You even have-Your hands press to your chest in surprise as you look up at Dj- damn it. Even with your strange changes, she's still just barely taller than you are."I... I don't know. Mama and papa never mentioned... I'm not sick, am I?" You whine, tail lowering and ears flattening. Djanna frowns, laying her forehead to yours. She's a dragon. She's always warm. What exactly does she think this is going to accomplish? Still, she shakes her head and pulls back."I don't know either. You seem all right, just... look at you! You look like my mom! I mean, not 'like' her, like her, but all...""Strong?" Terrifying.She nods, pacing about you curiously. "Maybe it's... maybe it's temporary? Or maybe it's something about being above ground?"You consider the possibility for a moment, but suddenly remember the dream. "I heard a voice while I was dreaming. It said something about 'evolving'. Do you know anything about it?"The dragon girl shakes her head, reaching out to run a clawed hand gently along your upper arm in awe. "Not a thing. Mom never mentioned it, but... if this is what happens, I hope I get to some day."Your tail could lift you off the ground at the admiration in her voice. Deciding to stow the matter for now, you gather your things - after a hasty repair to your pack - and set off deeper into the woods.>Look for the shrine>Head for the towerd10, please.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40221494
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40221494>>Look for the shrine
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40221494>Head for the tower
>>40221422I like this, and I think I might use it from here on out. I'll consider it carefully.>>40221505Heh... heh heh... HAHAHAHAHA!
>>40221494>>Look for the shrine
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>40221494>Head for the tower
>>40221523Lotus, you no longer scare me with your whatsit laugh also dat 7,8,9
>>40221494>Head for the tower
>>40221494>Head for the towerWell, that 7 is going to be really bad.It probably won't break any bones, but we're going to get cut badly.
>>40221494Damn. All those squats paid off.Let this be a lesson to baby Djanna. GIT SWOLE TO GIT GUD!TO THE SHRINE!
>>40221585>Sudden realizationI told you squats worked!
>>40221494>Look for the shrine
>>40221523At least it wasn't >>40221515.Or >>40221522
Why are we heading to the tower again?
>>40221574So what you're saying is I need to remind you what fear is? All right, I'll remember that.
>>40221610Its sort of a plan, its a small ADVENTURE, before going to the city and then making a bigger plan.
>>40221610Because we are essentially a child given freedom to explore. You going to go straight to the store to buy milk, or stop at the park for a little bit on the way?
>>40221647Short break while I check the mail and stretch my legs a bit. Also: In case you missed it on Twitter, this Friday will be a marathon session.
>>40221615Cheeky fuck. I thought i had become dulled to your evil.
>>40221523Maybe small changes as we level that leads up to our "major evolution"? That way it's still a noticeable difference between a 1:st evolution and a 2:nd evolution.
>>40221615I wanna know what fear is!I want you to show me!although, I agree with the anon from last thread. The amount of spread in your encounter chart is ridiculous.5: skunk1: LITERALLY MEET GOD.
>>40221646We need to hit the shrine too, since that is the whole point of the trip, to visit them all.>>40221647Good point.
>>40221692Oh right, I had completely forgotten about the shrine.
>>40221716...what shrine?Note: this isn't a joke. I honestly have no idea what you're talking about.
Once again, I missed the odd numbered thread. SIGH.
>>40221759Shrine in the forest, whole reason we were allowed to leave was that we were supposed to visit all the Kobold shrines to the deities. Mom will prolly test us once we get back.
>>40221759Theres a shrine to Yra(?) i think, on he way to or in the tower. I dont remember if its the destination of our pilgrimage. however.
>>40221647Both, most kids these days would go do what they were told, and then fuck off and play for a while before returning.
>>40221794Well yeah we can go do that.. but. there is a tower. Like right there. It could be anything! IT could even be a shrine!We have to check out that tower.
>>40221690Do you honestly think I literally meant "meet god?" I said a ten was getting Gra out of the tub, FFS.
>>40221794What would she test us on, what the shrines loo like? not much to say if all we were supposed to do was visit. at best pretend we had a vision. anyways. lets leave mom until the bump limit at the very least. she is not a good topic mid session
>>40221845To be fair, that is basically what you said.It was: "find god. No, literally"
what exactly does Djanna look like? More dragonish or humanish?
>>40222010Is she Kawaii?
>>40222010Scales from the cheeks back, clawed hands, scales up the arms to the shoulder. Roughly this, anyhow. Just the best one I could grab on the quick.
>>40221494You decide to strike out for the tower, to the north near the heart of the woods. They're a bit darker than you expected. The canopy is overgrown, clogged with dead branches that never quite hit the ground, the abandoned nests of various creatures, and strange mosses grow on the bark of the trees, seeming to feed on the ambient light. You shiver despite yourself, and slow down a bit more, letting Djanna catch up to you. She stops here and there to try and consult the map, but without unfettered access to the sun, you have no choice but to admit that you have both become quite lost. Still, you... you've got this. You think. You press on, your hand in Djanna's. After a few hours, there is no more hope. You have seen this same tree three times. The second you marked it with your claws because you had a suspiscion, but now you're certain. You whine lightly, looking to Djanna. The fear in her eyes likely mirrors your own, and the growling in your stomach tells you that it's probably been close to the whole morning you've been going in circles. "Let's stop for lunch. Maybe things will be better with a full stomach." Your dragon companion nods silently, nodding to a fallen tree. You both take a seat with your backs against it and pull out your packs, jerky and water from your skins again forming the depth and breadth of your meal. You whimper. You miss fresh food. You miss the hearth. You miss mom and dad.As you lean down to dig another piece of meat from your pack, the hatchet barely misses your head.
>>40222191You jolt to your feet, eyes wide as the coppery odor of blood touches your nose, along with the sour-sweet scent of an unwashed body, and low, guttural muttering fills your ears. Djanna rises slowly, looking about the small clearing, casting her gaze about as she tries to follow the sound of the voice. A moment later, her head snaps to the side and she points. You look, and skulking through a gap between the trees, you see a tall figure in a heavy coat - shredded in the chest and covered in dried blood - and fur hat - dyed crimson in fresh -, skin a sickly green and with a short, wiry beard streaked with shocks of red. Its muttering turns to a shrieking cackle as it realizes it's been seen, and it rushes you with another hatchet held aloft.THE REDCAP ATTACKS>Coordinate with Djanna (Will cost you an action)>Attack!>Defend!>RUN!>Write-In
>>40222204>Attack!You're in the wrong fucking forest m8.
>>40222204>Coordinate with Djanna (Will cost you an action)An action spent is an action earned.I think.
>>40222204>Attack!beat it to death with its own arm.
>>40222204>>Coordinate with Djanna (Will cost you an action)>>Attack!Shout "I'll distract it, get behind it" as we use new fitbold stretch to ATTACK
>>40222204>Defend!Get it out of position.Also, aren't redcaps supposed to be short, not tall?
Rolled 22, 27 = 49 (2d100)>>40222204Calling it for Attack.2d100, please. Defense, then attack.
Rolled 88, 6 = 94 (2d100)>>40222362ruh roh.
Rolled 60, 78 = 138 (2d100)>>40222362this is where we see our first nat 100 isn't it?
Rolled 7, 14 = 21 (2d100)>>40222362SUPLEX CITY BITCH (I hope)
Rolled 4, 19 = 23 (2d100)>>40222362Lets see if I can't fuck up dice :(
Rolled 44, 84 = 128 (2d100)>>40222362
>>40222391Anon you're awesome.
>>40222374>>40222387>>402223917, 6 noiceI think anyway.
>>40222412>>40222413Yeah, I guess I did alright. Feel bad about blocking >>40222392 though. Was even better.
>>40222374>>402223917, 6 vs. 22, 27. One and two DOS, respectively, on attack and defense.We are, indeed, a tough puppy.Writing.
>>40222438This happens to me too often.
>>40222463Let's fuck this guy....up.Fuck him up.
>>40222523We're still cubbold, anon, let's wait until after puberty before we start macking on things.
>>40222204You snarl, dropping low and baring your claws. The thing cackles madly, leaping at you with the hatchet. The scene seems to slow down. You can see it in his eyes. "Kekeke... tiny dog will make good slippers. Maybe one slipper. Need to find more to make full pair. So tiny.""GrrrrRRRAH DON'T YOU LOOK DOWN ON ME!" You take a step forward, the axe grazing your arm, but catching nothing but fur. The scene slows again as you bring a fist up, driving it into the creature's stomach. You swear you feel a bone or two crack as it is knocked flat on it's back. You step forward, ready to put it down like one of the slimes, but it's already back on it's feet, cackling and shrieking as it swings it's hatchet like a club, aiming it upward at your head. Djanna shouts, tackling into it from the side and hanging onto it. The swing goes wide as you take a quick hop back on the balls of your feet, paws still up in a fighting stance.It jumps back likewise, carrying Djanna with it through nothing more than the girl's tenacious desire to help disable the beast. It seems to notice her for the first time, looking down at her and burbling in confusion. Then a wide grin splits it's face... literally, as it's jaw distends, green skin splitting in a Chelsey smile, revealing rows and rows of jagged, shark-like yellow teeth.>Attack again!>Charge!>Write-In
>>40222601>>Write-InWhen it bites go for a uppercut
>>40222601>Attack again!Go for the eyes! The eyes!
>>40222601>Attack again!claw its eyes
>>40222601>>Charge!Charge! We can't let Djanna get bit.
>>40222601Throw a rock at that smile of his, at a minimum it'll break some teeth and at a maximum he'll choke on it.
Rolled 78, 94, 41 = 213 (3d100)>>40222618>>40222629>>40222638>>40222642Attack!>>40222657>>40222649>>40222626>>40222754Charge!>>40222682Let's hit it with a rock!Until I figure out what the problem with Final Destination is, I'll just try and combine these two.Rolling for Djanna's Morale and Defense, and the creature's defense. Give me 2d100. First is MYSTERY ROLL, second is Attack.
Rolled 60, 85 = 145 (2d100)>>40222789
Rolled 83, 4 = 87 (2d100)>>40222601>Charge!>>40222789
Rolled 43, 32 = 75 (2d100)>>40222789
Rolled 89, 47 = 136 (2d100)>>40222789Rollin'A charge is a TYPE of attack
Rolled 91, 80 = 171 (2d100)>>40222789BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
>>40222804>>402228034 vs. his 41. Three DOS. Nice.Also, poor Djanna... She was a good dragon sis. Short break for dinner, then writing.
>>40222831>She was a good dragon sisLotus, I will rape you in your sleep.Of course, I was planning on that anyways, but that's besides the point.
>>40222831If she was killed by a gnome she deserves to die. Worst dragon ever.Red cap must be channeling a baggins.
>>40222800>>40222803>>40222789So...Djanna's not doing well, but we're picking up the slack.>>40222831Honestly, if you're going to run a lethal quest, say so and be vicious about it. If you're going to be light-hearted, be light-hearted. So far, I think what you SAID you were going to run and what you're ACTUALLY running are two different things, and I feel you just need to be more honest with yourself. You call it being cheeky, I call it lying to yourself. It's getting old.
>>40222897>Red cap>calling it a gnomeBrother, those fuckers are vicious.Besides, it's armed.
>>40222915I think lotus is just shit at being cheeky when it matters most.
>>40222915I'm having a good time. It's a mix so far. Through puppy eyes everything is silly and wonderful.But in the deeper context we're being driven out of our homes by an old evil surfacing. Our mother is using her religious zeal to attempt an exodus from the warren and we've got old hard headed individuals who won't go because "THIS PLACE OURS WE STAY!" Even with the threat of distruction. Sort of like idiots who stay behind in a flood because "It's mah home I stay gubment can't tell me to go!"And the more reasonable people who are afraid she's gone off the deep end.
>>40222954It comes off more to me as Lotus (apologies to you) Lotus STARTED trying to write a light-hearted adventure, and then quickly realized he's not good at long stretches of light-hearted cute (which is fine, not everyone can write every style), and went 'Shit, people wanted cute, but I can't do that. How can I fudge this?'Like, I'm not saying he did this consciously, more as a gut reaction from wanting to keep his audience, which, again, is understandable- I DO NOT BLAME HIM- but it comes off as such, in essence.
>>40223034(This was me)However, thinking about it, maybe this just isn't the quest for me like I thought it would be. I'm complaining way too much. Apologies.
Show of hands: Who thinks Lotus fucked up?
>>40223156Still more consistent than snake hand off and well written. It's not bad so far.
>>40223156I came for the adorableness i was promised in the discussion thread before this even started, Now it's turning into what seems to be a high lethality quest, So i raise my hand
>>40223156If they think lotus fucked up badly would they still be following the quest?
>>40223156actual writing skill is aces. it just feels like a bait and switch.
>>40223192maybe they're hoping he'll tone it down? The premise promised was very attractive...I can see people not wanting to let it go so easily.
>>40223156I'm enjoying it. The balance between cutebold and seriousbold is pretty even.
>>40223156I like where this is going and hope it continues in this direction.
Jesus you all are a bunch of whiny no-name cubs.
>>40223156I'm fine. I've had cute times so far. I think you people are flipping out over nothing.>Something that isn't just fluff and nothing happensOH MY GOD I WANTED ONLY HUGS AND KISSES!It's like you want nothing to happen at all but constant cuddle scenes.Fights could have bad results?! Everything is ruined!My guess is she got hit with an axe and her moral caves.She's a fucking dragon. She might have some light damage to moderate damage. But I seriously doubt she's dead.Stop being such a baby.
>>40223156I like his writing, I'm not very impressed with peoples ridiculous overreactions to a lot of stuff, but thats hardly his fault, and I hope the audience settls down after a few weeks.
>>40223156I think he needs to cut the side-chatter down a bit, because he's painting a MUCH worse picture of the quest whenever he makes a side remark. Such as his "Literally find god" remark that implied obscene variation on the encounter tables. Pretty good other than that.
>>40223253Overall people are speaking positively. Most just imply fine tuning is needed on lotus' part. but that can be done easily.
>>40223290this, seriously. he's making the issue far worse than it probably is with those quips.
>>40223269Really don't see where these pads are getting "lethality" from. Even the slime bossfight had the QM confirming that it was 90% unlikely anyone would actually die. And mom is still mom.
>>40223290You are right, his side Sarcastic remarks do not translate well over virtual space thus causing the anons to panic because they can't realize that the QM is JOKING!
>>40223290I feel like most of those remarks are pretty obviously jokes though. I mean, who can resist tormenting players? It's half the reason I GM.
>>40223311Because of his side remark here more than likely>>40222831
>>40223269>>40223286Moral**>>40223290I think you and most of these other people are being whiny when the worst we've gotten is some redcap and a bunch of cutebold panic. Side-chat is making people panic? Christ man, don't play games at all. Stay in your safety bubbles.
>>40223317once or twice is fine. it's when he does EVERY TIME that people start to wonder.
>>40223343Which was a obvious joke...
>>40223308I'll ammend:Those who are mewling are just whining no-name cubs.
>>40223317Anon's are gonna shadowrunAnd when literally the only guy who knows what's gonna happens says something to confirm it, joking or not, they'll take it to heart.
>>40223331I GM mostly to improve my writing ability. Figure out methods, plots, and styles that are enticing to readers. It's always fun to figure out how to re-rail a plot that players took off without them noticing.
>>40223358Said the namefag.......
>>40223156Come off it man. Lotus is all aces so far.Well save for that call for a final destination. That was a bit of a screw up.
>>40223349Seriously mate? GM/QMs trolling players with rampant park is a time honored tradition. Whether you're sat down on a futon with your mates or settled on in front of your computer, there'll be one constant: The boss' unilateral right to dick around his players.
Honestly, this really is all less of 'Lotus is a bad writer', and more 'this isn't looking like what you promised us'. Kinda like going to what is advertised as a basketball game and getting Rugby.
>>40223456That sounds like a pretty good switch to me anon. much more exciting. But that's just my opinion.
>>40223454The problem is that I'm what most folks would call 'a pussy'. I don't fear retaliation from my players, I just have a hard time finding the actual desire to dick them over without a solid, possible escape route.
>>40223456I don't know what Rugby is. But I apparently like it more than basketball.
>>40223482>>40223499You disregarded the point I was trying to make, though. It's more the principle of the matter of expecting and wanting one thing and getting something else entirely.
>>40223413>2015>caring about namefags
>>40223518I understood, I was being a jackass.
>>40223530Yup because you bastards are still annoying
>>40223530A LOT of people here care about namefags, yes. I've borne witness to a lot of arguements.
>>40223530Eh, I'll shut up on this. I made my points.
>>40223530You are the only one here besides the QM, you arent really coming from a position of strength.
>>40223543Oh....Oddly enough, I don't feel offended. Probably because I didn't register the intent. Kinda an android like that.
>>40223496Hey hey hey, no one ever said anything about dicking *over* players. I'm fine with giving the buzzing beehive that is player paranoia every now and then; that just comes with the territory. It's harmless prodding really. The stuff other anons are talking about just hasn't showed up yet, and probably never will since Lotus seems pretty chill.
>>40223518It's a RE Quest with monsters... fighting. It's exactly what I expected. Perhaps you got too far into a cricle jerk about "Awoo! cute cute cute!" and didn't realize there would be more components to it.I mean.. Mom is using religious zeal to try to leave the warren and the monsters there.We are currently in a fight and a team mate got hit.That's what's happened. And you're up in arms and asking for a vote of no confidence.
>>40223586Ohhhh. So moreso you like keeping players on their toes?
>>40223579fair, it's the internet, intent can be missed. we all do it.
>>40222601The creature grabs Djanna with its free hand, jerking her closer to his mouth and sinking his teeth into her shoulder. She shrieks in pain as the beast tries to break through the tough scales, piercing them but not quite getting through to muscle. Djanna's eyes are wide, staring at the thing in abject terror, and shuddering like a leaf in a strong wind. The creature pulls back, moving to take another bite.No. No! NO!You rush across the clearing, and you feel the barest pulse of something in the pit of your stomach, but you can't quite feel it. Something feels off about it, like a flower not yet ready to bloom. You run fast as you can gather speed across the short distance, stopping short in front of the creature and bringing both your hands together, swinging them upward like a hammer. With a solid "klock," you snap the fiend's head back, its tongue pinned between it's teeth. You hear it scream through lips held closed by the tangle of teeth in flesh, and it flings Djanna away from it, turning all its fury upon you. The dragon girl scrambles backward, whimpering with her hand clapped tight to her shoulder, trembling. That's right, you jackass. Your dinner's right here if you've got the stones to come get it! The fiend tightens its grip on its hatchet, squaring off against you as the two of you circle one-another, waiting for the other to feint, to make a move. The forest has grown quiet but for the wind, the movement of feet in the loam, the dragon-girl's whimpering, and the steady dripping of blood from the redcap's lips.>Attack>Defend>Write-In
>>40223589I was? I apologize, that wasn't the intent, presuming you didn't attribute a post to me that wasn't mine. I was merely attempting to justify why people were concerned. I think you're a fine QM on most fronts.
>>40223619Sweep the leg, then grapple him.
>>40223619>>AttackMmm. Call upon one of the gods and smite...
>>40223619>AttackBite his ass right back! Or maul him. Kobolds can maul we've got claws.
>>40223658Which reminds me. Y'all may want to check the character sheet before we move on here.
>>40223619Throw dirt in his fucking eye, kick him in the balls, and go for a shoulder grab, segue to dislocator hold. I want his stinking beady eyed skull for a cup.
>>40223663>>40223619Bite his throat. Give him a taste of his own medicine
>>40223619we have a knife, stab it repeatedly in the face.
>>40223663Our brawling is our highest rated combat skill. So clawing and smacking the shit out of him should be good.
>>40223694We've got massive paws with claws on them.. why would we stop to draw a knife?
>>40223696Agreed. Why use a knife when our claws do just as well unarmored.Also, L3 tech scroll, huh...
>>40223717Something to read while we nurse Djanga to health.
>>40223723I guess? But it would be in a limited area.. and we've got ten hand claws. And that's not counting feet claws.I mean hell we could get some of that weird clawed Capoeira going on if we wanted too.Dancing around like that might even please the wind.
>>40223619Think we can call it for attack, but the question is how:>Claws>Fangs>Kick/PunchIt's all in the mind.
>>40223663Aaaaah, I getcha.>eat snow sugar.
>it is said that Garou could ... track their targets unerringly for miles across any terrain.>Detection: 1lel
>>40223751>Clawed Capoeira>Literally becoming a whirlwind of claws and mauling
>>40223731Yup! >>40223751Probably better against armored opponents>>40223771Kick/Punch... with claws?>.
>>40223771>>Kick/PunchMonkbold is go.
>>40223751fair enough, Imagine what we'll be able to do if we get good enough at brawling and wrestling. while having claws at the same time.
>>40223792>>40223794>>40223809>>40223824>>40223843Seriously guys? We have a bonus to brawling aka kick/punch
>>40223771>Claws>>40223828Clawed Capoeira is two combined.
>>40223848our fangs and claws are lethal damage. Our fists and kicks are less so.
>>40223848Brawling for a Kobold could include the claws. They're built in, not some extra weapon.
>>40223848I dont think claws areso different as to not be be brawling but thats just me.
>>40223848Pretty sure brawling includes "all weapons that are part of your body"It's just used for kick/punch since most humans don't have claws or fangs.It's all in the mind.
>>40223879WOG: They do not. You're working on instinct and scrolls from a non fanged/clawed species. There are martial arts in the world that use claws and fangs and such, but you'd have to seek out a master or do a lot of experimentation.>>40223890It's really different, unless you're using styles that perform a lot of gouging strikes. For the time being, yes, brawl only relates to punches and kicks.
>>40223848I'd prefer claws. I'm good for punching and kicking. I don't want fangs though.It's a red cap.. it's probably disgusting.. and depending on which version of mythology it follows it might get us high as fuck.
>>40223894>post count: 307OOH! That means we can start shitposting!
>>40223938>StartBut seriously no it doesn't.Maybe a little.
>>40223927I suppose we need a teacher then.
>>40223930I see a downside and an upside there.What are you trying to argue?
>>40223790>>40223797>>40223813>>40223830>>40223832>>40223877Kick/Punch>>40223792>>40223809>>40223849Fangs>>40223794>>40223824>>40223843>>40223862ClawsMonkbold it is. Writing.
>>40223962I am all for stoned puppies, that might be adorable.
Rolled 70, 89 = 159 (2d100)>>402239722d100 for attack/defense.
>>40223962What? It's a filthy animal and the dragongirl needs first aid when we're done.If we're higher than a kite we're not helping her. We're running around the woods dragging our ass on the snow and humping trees.>>40223972Really hope we don't lose our claws.
Rolled 38, 35 = 73 (2d100)>>40223998
Rolled 11, 40 = 51 (2d100)>>40223998
Rolled 46, 86 = 132 (2d100)>>40223998
Rolled 11, 20 = 31 (2d100)>>40223998
Rolled 24, 39 = 63 (2d100)>>40223998M LIFE FOR AIUR!
>>40223997Stoned puppy later.Cause yes, that would be adorbs.
>>4022401211, 40 vs. 70, 89Wow. This Redcap is defective, and should be returned to the dispensary.
>>40224011>>40224012>>4022402111, 35 5 degrees each
>>40224047finally my horrible horrible dice luck pays off!I have been known to roll ten d20 and get all ones. true story. that didnt end well for me.
>>40224083have you ever seen an infantryman armed with a handgun destroy a 15 ft. mech that hasn't taken any battle damage? yeah I don't roll much anymore.
>>40224042You think that's adorable, wait until we get to her first actual bath.
>>40224201Keep rolling in this quest then you unfortunate bastard!
>>40223619It hurt Djanna, it's bleeding from the mouth, and it's still coming at you. This isn't at all like the slimes. Those you could kind of forgive - they were just dumb animals. You think. Like mold, or fungus. This, though...You see hate. You feel it. Like a wave of pressure trying to force you to flee. Malice like you'd never felt from another living thing. But, well... you laughed death in the face when you were born. Why would you stop now? It takes a lazy swing, but from the way it's standing you can tell. It wants you to dodge. Your eyes flick to it's waist, where it's holding it's gnarled hand in a strange position. You're not quite sure, but you think you see a spark arc between its fingers for a second, but you don't have time to worry about that.You snap out your paw, grabbing hold of the wrist holding the hatchet, stepping forward instead of back, to the side. The beast's eyes widen in surprise, and you can't help giving it a toothy grin. You raise your leg and kick hard at it's knee once... twice... on the third, you hear - FEEL - a wet snap, and it falls toward you screaming again behind it's locked jaw. You bend and, still holding it's arm, drive your shoulder into it's solar plexus. The shock forces it to drop the hatchet, and you smell the faint stink of ozone as something crackles in its other hand. You wrap your other arm around it's waist and stand, hefting it with an "Oof!" It's heavier than it looks... dense... and you feel the trickle of blood along the back of your neck from it's wounds. Even now, you feel it trying to force its jaws open so it can take a bite, but you've about had it with this asshole.You leap, and fall backward, angling your back so it's head hits the ground first. You hear the crack, the body twitches, and goes limp.NADIA HAS BESTED THE REDCAP>Check on Djanna>Victory awoo!>Write-InWill somebody let me know before we're about to fall off?
>>40224201someone should sue the mech's manufacturer then.
>>40224237>>Check on DjannaStart to Awoo, then STOPOMFGDJANNA
>>40224237>Victory awoo!then>Check on Djanna
>>40224237>Check on Djanna
>>40224237>Check on DjannaAfterwards>Victory awoo! With Djanna
>>40224237>Check on DjannaAwoo later.
>>40224237>Check on Djannasister might be hurt, we need to deal with that.
>>40224237>Victory awoo!>Check on DjannaHow can you deny the Awoo? She'll know we're victorious by the sound!
>>40224237>>Victory awoo!Gotta have that awoo
>>40224237Sis first, howl later. Writing.
Also, we should take one or both hatchets
>>40224361For wood gathering maybe. But I don't think they make great weapons.
>>40224361Mostly yes, hatchets are wonderful multi-purpose tools
>>40224453You can even bury one, and make a friend!
>>40224487or lose an enemy, depending on where you bury it.
>>40224237You pant heavily, eyes shining with pride as you shove the monster's corpse off of you, rising to your full height. You draw in a long breath to howl, but it catches in your throat. Djanna! You see her lying curled against the base of a pine, arms curled around her chest, knees pulled up over those. Her eyes are miles away as she shudders, whimpering softly. You hesitate - hunting, chasing, fighting, all that comes second-nature to you. This. This scares you. You walk slowly over to her and she turns away from you, curling tighter into a ball, trying to curl her tail around herself despite the fact it's far too thick to be terribly flexible. You bend, reaching out gently for her. "Djanna... it's over... c'mon, we need to-"She shrieks as you lay a hand on her shoulder, flinching away from you and squeezing her eyes closed. "Don't hurt me! Please don't hurt me!" You jerk backward in shock. You feel something slick on your fingers and look down. Blood darkens the sleek black pads, matting the white fur and darkening it crimson. You whine softly and fall to your knees beside her, dragging her into a tight hug. She cries out and tries ineffectually to struggle out of your grip, begging to be let go. You just hold her all the more closely until she breaks down into tears, burying her face into your shoulder and holding onto you desperately. Almost an hour passes before she calms down enough to let you look at her shoulder, shrugging off her coat. You can't sew, so the coat's probably going to be a bit drafty, but her arm looks mostly intact but for a few dislodged scales and the blood from the needle-like punctures. There's a weird, waxy substance around the wounds, and when you move to brush it away she all but shrieks. Her skin burns. You really, really hope that's not a bad sign.>Have Djanna try and talk you through basic medicine.>Try and heal it, like you did with Papa.>Write-In
>>40224555>Try and heal it, like you did with Papa.
>>40224555> They and heal it, like you did with Papa
>>40224555>Have Djanna try and talk you through basic medicine.First science, then God gifts if that fails.
>>40224555>Have Djanna try and talk you through basic medicine.Don't go crying to Yra every time.
>>40224555>>Try and heal it, like you did with Papa.
>>40224555At seven to two, I'm calling it for faith healing.Write-in HOW you go about trying to call on Yra's divinity. And d100.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>40224702think thoughts of banishing evil and painalso praise the sun
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>40224702>think thoughts of banishing evil and painsure
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>40224702Awoooo to the sun god
>>40224739>Awoooo to the sun godyes
>>40224721I guess this works
>>40224702Definitely don't think about smiting.
>>40224739>>40224733these work, best damn awooo we can give
Writing. Putting it in a new thread though. New link when new thread.
>>40224791So, I'd like to suggest that if someone chooses to shitpost, they do it in this thread. Once the other one is up.
>>40224821good call anon
>>40224821your waifu a shit
>>40224821Or they can not do it at all. The last thing we need is some idiot shit posting and then at a later date referencing it as a discussion when most people move on because they don't want to read bullshit.
>>40224851Your shit a waifu!Seriously. So smooth, and such a wonderful shade of brown...
>>40224855It's gonna happen either way.That was part of the big purpose QTG served.
>>40224870...im gonna go bleach my brain real quick
>>40224870Anon, my mom says we cant be friends anymore.
>>40224910kinda, in the literal sense.
>>40224893QTG was a pit. It should stay gone.>>40224910Yes! Must be clean! Will be bright and white as Yra intended! Remove Grabab.
>>40224948I'm not saying it SHOULD come backBut, it did serve it's purpose. Just like a toilet.The shit is more likely to go in it than out.
New thread. >>40224996