"No... Emma, please... I'm sorry. Emma, please, you have to believe me. I'm so, so sorry. I didn't mean to. I didn't have- I wasn't in control of myself. I didn't... I couldn't..." Tears flow down your cheeks as you reach toward the kitsune with a trembling hand. Cain crouches down beside the dragon, tilting his head as he watches it recover, remaining silent as you continue trying to reach Emma. He reaches out, running his fingers slowly over the dragon's brow ridges, and it practically purrs in its stupor."L-leave m-me alone, N-Nadia... I th-thought I c-could trust you..." the kitsune stutters, hyperventilating as she clings tightly to her tails, still clearly in the grip of terror. She scoots away from you till her back hits a wall, and you get a good look at the state of her. Her arms and legs are lightly burnt from running after you, through the jets of flame, and her clothing is charred and burnt around the edges. Her sun-burned skin is still a deep red."Emma, you can! You can, I promise... I would never, never do anything to-""You would have killed me." She says it bluntly, matter-of-factly... and with a twisting in your heart, you know she's right."But... I didn't. I wasn't in my right mind. Emma, please, I wouldn't hurt you! I-""Why didn't you just leave me where I was..." She buries her face in her tails, trembling violently.No... no, this isn't... it's not going to happen like this. You crawl forward and crouch down in front of her. She tightens up, trying to make herself appear smaller, trapped against the wall with nowhere to go. You reach out gently and lay your hand on top of her head. She sobs and goes still, as if waiting for the inevitable blow... but you simply stroke her hair softly.
>>40926841"Emma... I brought you with us because you looked small, and scared, and lonely... and I didn't want you to to be scared any more. I still don't want you to be. I know I frightened you, and I... I can't apologize enough. I'll never be able to apologize enough... I'm sorry. I love you, and I'm sorry..." You slowly draw closer, stroking her hair all the while. She still remains still, bundled up tightly. "I promise you. I'll swear it with blood. Ill show you... and if I ever lose control of myself like that again, I want you to run. Get Djanna, get Garush. Get somebody. If I don't have control, if there's even a small chance I could hurt you, or anyone..."You reach down and slowly pull her tails away from her face, looking her in the eyes. Her own focus for a moment, looking up into yours. "...I'd rather die."The moment is cut short by an earth-shaking roar from the opening above, and a sudden bright light drowning out all the rest. Cain dives under the serpentine dragon, and you look back up, the beast from the ship spreading its wings out above you, blocking out the moon as it breathes flame down into the caldera. You throw yourself over Emma, and the flames turn your clothing to ash, searing your skin and burning away fur and hair alike. You scream in pain, the flames washing over you as quickly as they'd come, leaving you smouldering... but Emma unharmed. She looks up at you, wide-eyed in disbelief. You smile down at her weakly.
>>40926868"I told you... I wouldn't... let..." You're barely hanging onto your consciousness as the bulk of the gigantic crimson beast slams down into the caldera, scattering its trove and bellowing another shriek of rage. Cain rises from under the unharmed dragon's bulk, looking up at the beast in awe. He looks all about, then grabs his spear and interposes himself between you, Emma, the serpentine dragon, and the crimson, facing down against the latter with his spear held at the ready, giving a defiant war cry. The merfolk seem to appear from nowhere, moving from the shadows surrounding the mouth of the tunnel, their own spears held ready as they move to flank the beast."Nadia..." Emma whispers, reaching out to gently hover a hand over your charred skin, staring in shock at your injuries.>"I have to help Cain. We have to get rid of this monster...">"Help me up... I can't do anything like this...">"Maybe we can try to talk it down. This doesn't seem right...">Other
>>40926887>"Maybe we can try to talk it down. This doesn't seem right..."
>>40926887> Maybe we can get to talk it down...
>>40926887>"Maybe we can try to talk it down. This doesn't seem right..."Oh boy, third degree burns!
>>40926887>"Maybe we can try to talk it down. This doesn't seem right..."It is a question of why Djanna is still alive after all this time if the dragon was just an unthinking beast.
>>40926887>"Hide yourself and get under the smaller dragon, quickly now!">Try to diplomat the big dragon
>>40926887Roll that diplomacy.And -pray.-
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>40927110
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>40927110
>>40927110Praying! whatever could go wrong?
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>40927110THe previous 2 rolls i made in this quest were 100. Lets see if third's time the charm
>>40927152Well... it's not a 100, atleast. You tried.
>>40927152Put your dice away.
>>40927120Shit, let's talk to a fucking dragon.Brief break, then writing.
>>40927187Well didn't we always want to meet Djanna's papa?
>>40926887"Emma... go hide under the little dragon. I'm gonna try and talk to the big one..." You rise slowly, feeling your skin crackling as you move. You turn, whimpering at the pain. The greasy outline of what had been Kiva's body tells you that without Yra's blessing, there might not have been anything left of you. You walk forward slowly, staggering with each step. You hear Emma slowly rise, moving to obey you and take shelter behind the dragon.The larger beast snarls at you, turning its massive white eye toward you, clawing at the ground and digging deep furrows into the rock, dislodging coins and gems from their place. The merfolk advance, spears at the ready, and the beast rears back, spreading its wings and sweeping them sharply downward. The Mer are blown back, knocked end over end against the walls, unused to fighting on dry land. Cain turns his body into the rush of air, presenting his shoulder to it and holding his ground. You crouch down, gripping the rock floor and letting the wind rush over you.Cain glares up at the beast and readies his spear, but you hold out your hand. "Wait... wait, no." He looks back at you like you'd gone mad, his eyes widening at the state of you. You shake your head, forestalling further questions, and turn your attention to the dragon as you limp forward. "Please... please, we don't want to harm you. We don't want to... to fight. We just want our sister back... we just want Djanna..."The beast rumbles low in its throat, regarding you with wrath in its eyes. "Djannnaaaaaaa..." It takes a thundering step forward, its tail whipping through the air, a high-pitched whistle accompanying the motion. "Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiine..."
>>40927152Its not a 100, but close enough. You're done, no more rolling from you today
>>40927585"No... no, she's our sister! Mine and Emma's! You... I don't know who you are, but you can't just take what you want... that's wrong! That-"The beast shrieks and rears back, driving its claws into the ground, knocking you flat onto your back with the force of the blow. You hiss deeply in pain as you hit the ground. "MIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE! DJANNA MINE!""No! No, she's not yours!" You right yourself slowly, blood oozing from your back as you struggle to hold your footing. The beast lunges forward, snapping its jaws at you. Cain interposes himself between you and the dragon, striking at it with his spear, the tip scraping ineffectively against its scales. It growls at him, snapping down on the spear and jerking it out of his hands before spitting it toward the wall of the cavern. It lands a few feet short, tip embedded in the stone, shaft trembling with the force of impact.>Keep trying! If it can speak, it can think!>It's no use... help Cain take it out.>Other
>>40927616>Keep trying! If it can speak, it can think!>USE THE FORCE!I STILL BELIEVE!
>>40927616>keep tryingWe're really in no shape to fight if we don't have to
>>40927616>Keep trying! If it can speak, it can think!
>>40927616>>Keep trying! If it can speak, it can think!Never give up!
>>40927616>>Keep trying! If it can speak, it can think!
>>40927616>Keep trying! If it can speak, it can think!>>40927667>Never give up!never let down, never run around?
>>40927616>Keep trying!Bitch, we were there when she hatched, not you.
>>40927616>Keep trying! If it can speak, it can think!Sylea needs better taste in men.
Getting defensive up in here.Dice!
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>40927815
>>40927695Or desert you!
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>40927815
>>40927830I just want to tell you how I'm feeling.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>40927815Dice yo
>>40927695>>40927863Rickrolling the dragon will result in a TPK and an afterlife of mockery.Writing!
>>40927894You're writing the TPK and afterlife of mockery from rickrolling the dragon?OK I think I'm done now.
>>40927894Somewhere within Nadia, some forgotten recess of who she once was will say "worth it"
>>40927894Dance off with the dragon, goIm hooked on a feeling
>>40928078I'm high on believing
>>40928078>>40928187What have I started?I'm so proud.
>>40927616"No, listen! I understand if you know her. I heard you say her mother's name. I don't know what kind of history you have with them, but you can't just keep her here! She's not some kind of treasure you can just hold onto, all right!? She's an important person to me and Emma! And I'm sure her mom would miss her a whole lot if you tried to keep her..."The beast had reared back to snap at Cain, but it halted its jaws just before closing over the man's torso. Cain had it by the tongue, a look of determination on his face, as if ready to die fighting. The beast pulls back its head, shaking it and sending Cain rolling into a pile of treasure with a crack and a groan."Knoooooow... Syyyyyylleeeeeaaaaa?" It moves toward you, lowering its head and looking at you once more with a massive white eye, blinking a clear, inner eyelid. Yuck...You nod, losing your strength to stand and falling to your knees. The back of your legs crackle, sending new rivulets of gore streaming down your lower legs, pooling under you. Your tail's gone limp, and your arms hand loose at your sides. Your vision is swimming. The beast pulls its head back, and it reaches out a claw toward you slowly. Cain rises shakily to his feet, one eye swollen shut. He shakes his head to clear it, limping toward you."N-Nadia... no... run..."The beast caresses your cheek with its massive claw, surprisingly gentle for a beast of its size. You look up slowly, your vision growing white around the edges. "Djaaaaannaaaaa friiiiiiiend... Syyyyyyllleeeeaaaa... friiiiiiieeeeeeend.... myyyyyyyy friiiiiieeeen-"
>>40928259You hear the beating of wings above you, and look up at the opening above. A massive blue dragon, looking very much like the smaller, unconscious one on the ground behind you. And standing beside it, a squat figure in a heavy cloak. You... think you recognize both.Then, the squat figure leaps from the lip of the caldera."LEAVE MY NIECE ALONE, FUCK-LIZARD!"You black out as the figure in the cloak slams into the dragon's head.Sorry to call it here, folks, but I do have work tonight and I need to sleep beforehand. We can continue later on if you're willing. Thanks for playing, keep it bumped. Oh, and one last question:WILL YOU EVOLVE:Y/N?
>>40928286>YWould you look at that, now we have exactly one less reason to ever go back to crazyville!
>>40928286Well hey look it our Uncle...about to do something stupid * golf clap*>Y
And now just to wait for Lizard to update with tale of two lizards.
>>40928286New to the quest so I'll not vote on the EVOLVE thing but could somanon fill me in please?I'll hit the arcive is Kobold Quest the best serch term?
>>40928286NI'd like to see all of our options.
>>40928397RE: Monster will get you everything, interspersed with Harpy, which is also a good read and still in it's infancy.
Y. So much better than devolving.
>>40928422My arcive-fue is weak but I'll try
>>40928416We don't get options any more. People bitched hard, and Lotus decided to take it out of our hands, basing the evos off of what we'd done in the quest so far.
>>40928496Thanks, after PoJ this isn't so scary.
>>40928416It's a binary choice, there are no options. The caterpillar really doesn't get much of a choice in what kind of butterfly it turns into.
>>40928543That's retarded. None of the other quests run it that way.
>>40928540>PoJ?Paladin of Joy, the first quest I started to follow.
>>40928722It was a necessity. People were bitching to much and samefagging. A decision was made to cut down on the problems.
>>40928853That really kills player agency. I mean, what's he going to do, give us a form that's just bigger and dumber?
>>40928881Having to deal with other players not voting the same as you kills player agency, now stop whining about it or leave.
>>40928881We're doing snek-type evolutions now, so we just get a mutation instead of a form change.
>>40928940The future anons chose by acting like kids about it.
We could have killed our waifu.Someone post the abuse chart!
>>40928986She's our adoptive sister not waifu. Stop stirring shit.
>>40929073She laid her claim last thread. Lotus started it.So, evolution speculation?
>>40929073Just because she is our sister doesn't mean that people will stop from waifuing her.I'm one of them, her laying claim on Nadia was extremely cute.
>>40929135It was kind of weird and out of character, honestly.And now she's just going to be a broken doll. We should leave her in Dvotysk when we make it back.
>>40929309Second. She's going to be useless.
>>40929309And he thought the other guy was trying to stir shit. There's nothing about your post that isn't inflammatory bullshit.
>>40929309Think it was, a not going to let Cain take you away and me getting left alone thing. If she's still flipping out when we get back, I do agree on letting her rest. Not ditching just letting her recover.
>>40928286Got here late, but>Y
>>40928286>YMaybe you should Final Destination thus shit in the future?Tarnation! Captcha trusts me enough that I no longer have to go through the image selection processHow am I supposed to turn sandwiches into burgers now?
>>40929467I don't think therapists are in great supply in this area. If we're going to "let her rest," we'll be stuck a while.
>>40929675Point is let her out on a shrine travel. The constant stress might break her if we can't resolve it by the time we get back.
>>40929769After the berserk, we aren't still going. No way.
>>40929769Leaving her might be worse since she's afraid of being abandoned.
>>40929769Or it might trigger a Heroic Bonus that will last for one journey or until we rest.>>40929838We're going to need to eith a) Talk to YRA and ask what the hell happened, or b) Ignore him Please don't piss off the sun-god.
>>40929838Unless the gods force us. So far they've been like Greek gods, meaning we step out on what they want and they fuck us, possibly literally.>>40929851Not leaving her she'd have Garrush and her sister and we'd come back.>>40929859I doubt her being stressed mentally will help us at all.
>>40929769You're talking a bunch of bullshit just to get her out of the party.
>>40929859c) carve off the brands and actively reject him.
>>40929882If they're going to be like the Greek gods, then our only choice is to become powerful enough to tear the heavens asunder.A wolf is most dangerous when cornered.
>>40929959To do that we'd likely need another source of power.
>>40929883Not really I'd just rather her wit one adventure out than go insane or have a mental break.>>40929959Need a way to strip ourselves of our blessings and get a new source of power.
>>40930015>>40929991Or we need a way to tear the power we've been granted from the control of the gods.
>>40930015Nah. You're using a moderate position to seem reasonable and drumming up fear.
>>40930036I don't think that's how it works.
>>40930036Careful anon. That way lies the path of full retard.
>>40930076We don't know how it works.What I suspect is that each god defeats another in a cycle, so it's *possible* that claiming all of the shrines would give us a way to break off the control of the gods by defeating each of their influences or attempts at reclamation in sequence using the god they're weak to.Something like that, I'm a little tired so it's difficult to find the right words and phrasing.
>>40930130Basically, Megamanning the gods.
>>40930174Djanna is Roll.Emma is Rush.Garrush is Dr. Light.
>Voting to leave Emma behind>Not wantimg to take time off from adventuring to help her recover>Not honoring our agreement to brush her hair and tailsPlebs.
>>40930074Nice non-rebuttal and fearmongering yourself.I care more for Emma the character than for Emma the waifu. if we waifu her fine but w/e. The point was she just compared us to the zombie queen who tortured her for centuries. She's in a bad place. Given that trust is harder to regain than it is to lose, and she's about a hop away from a mental break. Giving her time away from us for one shrine, might be helpful to her to recover. >>40930338I'd be up for taking a break, but considering the jerkass gods wanting us to hurry up, the time limit placed by mom and the Fact both uncle AND Sylea are here right now. We might not be able too.
>>40929882But she wouldn't have her awoo sister, and worrying about us might stress her out even more.
>>40930432Assuming she doesn't hate us forever.
>>40930432Given we're the cause of her stress, that might be better.
>>40930370I disagree entirely. Separating her from the group could easily be seen as abandoning her. She needs us to be around her as we were before caring and nurturing etc.Left alone she'll only have those memories Nadia going ape shit.I also like the character. Which is why I don't want to bail on her and call it helping.I haven't said shit about waifuing you're bringing it up to try and further legitimize your bullshit.
>>40930458Going Berzerk was the cause of the stress.The best possible set up is her being with Nadia and Nadia not going full rage mode. Next time Yra shouts to destroy all the things and we've got allies with us, ignore it.
>>40930464She wouldn't be left alone and considering she sees us as bad if not worse than the czarina who tortured her for centuries. SPending some time in the city with Niurem and Garrush would help hopefully. It's one adventure not the entire thing.I apologize but with the rampancy of anons waifuing her, and the blatant stupidity it involves on 4chan I inferred it had something to do with it. I was incorrect, my apologies.>>40930498"A god made me do it" Not reassuring in the slightest.
>>40930544Distancing her from Nadia is not going to help their relationship.She said that Czarina shit at the moment of Trauma.You may not be full of shit as I thought before. But I still hold that leaving her behind isn't going to help the situation.I'd worried about Niurem taking the opportunity to run off with her or something similar. I doubt it but it's not entirely outside the realm of possibility.Emma being around would be beneficial to Nadia. It would help serve as a safeguard to berserk mode.
>>40930544I'm not sure she quite hates us at this point. It was a pretty good speech, and taking a blast of dragonfire to protect her probably helped our case. I expect her to be confused and worried for us due to our temporary fit of insanity more than hateful.But it's entirely possible I'm wrong.
>>40930681I'd believe that over her outright hating us.
>>40930681She just thinks we were going to hurt her.She must never know we considered what she may taste like.
>>40930681Point is she won't trust us, not for a while. Her sanity is more or less on a needle's edge too. She needs some non adventure time to rest, distress and cool off. I'd advocate taking time off, but with the gods being dicks, the time limit imposed by mom, and the fact Baltas and Sylea are here and not helping Dad. We likely don't have the time. It either means the slimes have killed most everyone, or Mom has gotten even worse.>>40930649>Distancing her from Nadia is not going to help their relationshipTemporarily, so she isn't always thinking about that moment and can get some SAN back.>Emma being around would be beneficial to Nadia. It would help serve as a safeguard to berserk mode.Normally I'd say so to, but given it did not at all. I'm leery. So far only Dragon song has helped.
It's clear that Emma still has unresolved issues that need to be addressed, the fact that she almost had a complete mental breakdown just now and is obsessively clingy to people that are nice to her proves that.Loyalty mission time!
How about instead of arguing over it we try talking to her?
>>40930803Emma a two-copper whore?
>>40930757>She must never know we considered what she may taste like.All we thought was that she too small to be any sort of meal, but that she looked easy enough to eat.In /u/-land that translates to: >Couldn't last through a couple of orgasms but extremely easy to stimulate.
>>40930880Pretty sure that wasn't U/land but Rules of Nature land talking.
>>40930935Rule of nature can be turned into /u/ with only the slightest of efforts and a un-healthy dose of magical realm.That reminds me, Where's the smut Hue's?
>>40930977Given that lotus is a darkness fag not a MR fag I don't think it's going to happen.
>>40930999Who the bloody hell said Lotus is the one going to the Magical Realm?
>>40931046The fact he's the qm and he'd have to for it to happen? I don't trust the HUe.
>>40930999See, I don't know about that.He did give us a second try to remove the berserk, and even took away penalties when we failed. If he was a sufferingfag, he'd have at least had Nadia tear off a tail or something.
>>40931071The Lotus will never enter the Magical Realm, he will enter the Grimest Dark, but never the Magical Realm.The Hue's on the other hand, were born in the Magical Realm, they writhe in it, and wherever hey go they leave the stench of the Realm behind them.
>>40931133Our crazy uncle just dive-bombed a dragon. How is any of that grim OR dark?
>>40931257What it is is bullshit. Lotus stole our kill.
>>40931294>Implying Uncle can one shot a dragon.I mean he's a badass but not that much of one. >>40931257Well they fact he and Sylea are here means a few things. 1. Slimes have overrun the warren and they're looking for us because we're among the last few kobolds.2. Mom got even worse and the had to fight their way out, meaning dad is either dead or imprisoned.3. Something else unpleasant.
>>40931343Or they just managed to sneak out?
>>40931491Not him, but they are the two most likely to be exiled for not prasin' Yra.
>>40931491Given Mom's would be holding them for collateral on us, and would not let them out willingly. I doubt it. Especially if Dad isn't with them.
>>40931570Collateral on her daughter? Why on earth would she need that?!Nadia isn't exactly bright enough to read the situation as we do. Give her a few more years and she'd get it... slowly.
>>40931653The original question was how uncle and Sylea being here grim or dark? I was just saying that those would be the reasons.
So guize, how do you think Nadia is going to cope with the crippling agony of 3rd degree burns and the furless, unflexable scar tissue that breaks and dries out easily which will cover her entire back, legs and arms after she heals up.(also the dragon burnt her hair off, she's a baldlybold)Discuss and/or green-text, preferably smutty greentext.
>>40934592Hopefuly the Evo resets her body.
>>40934592It will be extremely painful
>>40934806>Hopefuly the Evo resets her body.It didn't for Nurrim. It would likely need to be a very drastic physical change.
>>40934938She just want's to be a taller bold.
>>40934592I think there was a story back in an old thread which said that she excercised long enough that she no longer felt pain then went full Dark Templar by cutting the sign of GRA over her sign of YRA.It was a bit grimderp though.
>>40934592Praise Yra for healing powers holms!
>>40934806>Hopefuly the Evo resets her body.The important thing to remember: Nurrim wanted to keep her scars to remind her of her loss.
>>40936849He'd just make us go berserk instead.
>>40936849Not without that nat 1 you don't, enjoy your scars bitch (I'm not being rude, just using correct terminology).
>>40936874Update done anytime soon?
>>40934592>I feel YRA overtaking me!>It is a good pain!
>>40937004Y-you didn't think he was writing it this whole time did you?You did notice>Sorry to call it here, folks, but I do have work tonight and I need to sleep beforehand. We can continue later on if you're willing. Thanks for playing, keep it bumped.
>>40937048Just came in at the tail-end and saw Lotus. I'll leave now.
>>40937109Naw, stay. If enough people are still around I'll continue in an hour.Also, vote: Thread this weekend?
>>40937279Everyone's up for a weekend thread (unless they have something important to do like exams), the question is whether the thread will be short or long and whether it's saturday or sunday.
>>40937279I'm totes down for a weekend thread! Also, continuing tonight.Gotta see what we evolve into after BerserkBold
>>40937322>>40937476Given Saturday is the 4th, I wondered. I know at least a portion of my readership is UK, so I didn't know if there would be enough to go.
>>40937528Well, it's Canada Day long weekend here, and then there's also the Stampede going on.Luckily, I'm super asocial so I won't be going! So that's one.
>>40937528I just want Nadia to get taller. I fear that she will only get taller by virtue of increasing in size overall
>>40937711I have some bad news about her height, anon.
>>40937769Did she get shorter?Tis okay as long as she gets fluffier fur.
>>40937769Shes getting shorter but her ears are getting longer
>>40937962We resume shortly. Just have to pick up some slack.
>>40938452You snap back to conciousness, struggling to rise. It feels as if a great weight is pressing down against your back, and you first move to your hands and knees before managing to work yourself to your feet. Your head swims, and you reach up to lay a hand along your head, finding your range of motion somewhat restricted. You look down, and your mind comes into sharp focus.A shell. Your body is encased in a massive turtle shell.Questions stream through your mind. "How," "Why," and "What in the Yra-given Hell" among them. You look about, finding yourself alone in the caldera. No Emma, no Djanna, not even Cain remained behind to see to your well-being. You've been utterly and completely abandoned. You let out a long, low, and sad howl. Clearly there is only one thing you can do at this point.You decide to don a mask. You will return to Fireshade. It is a city in need, in need of justice. You will take up residence in its sewers. You will become a doer of good deeds, a crusader of justice, horrible mutation that you are."Nadia. Nadia! Be waking now, girl! Nadia!"====================================
>>40939321Your return to the waking world - truly, this time - and find that you feel groggy, but there is no pain. Baltas kneels over you, gently shaking your shoulder. You're covered with a heavy woolen blanket... wait, no. You're covered, but the blanket is thin. Silk-like. You look down at your arms. The formerly thin fur has grown thicker, snowy-white and curly, giving your arms the image of more bulk than your muscles already provided. You rise with a groan, taking in your surroundings. Djanna lays, unconscious and similarly covered, beside you. Emma is seated against the wall, hugging her knees to her chest, staring into the middle distance. Sylea is shouting at the dragon, who has it's back to her with its wings up."-careless damned fool things, you actually changed form and STAYED THAT WAY!? Are you an idiot?! And you taught our daughter how to do it too?! What the hell is wrong with you!?">Check on Djanna>Check on Emma>Talk to.. (Write-In)>Other
>>40939338>Check on Djanna>Check on Emma
>>40939338>Check on Emma
>>40939338>Check on EmmathenInvestigate whatever the hell is going on outside.
>>40939338>Check on EmmaALL ABOARD THE SELF LOATHING EXPRESS! NEXT STOP: TRAUMA TOWN! TOOT TOOT
>>40939338>Check on Emma>Check on Djanna
>>40939338>Check on EmmaDjanna is asleep.And regardless of Djanna's apparent dad being the dragon, he killed an entire ship's crew and passengers in cold blood, and deserves more of a tongue-lashing than Sylea is giving him.
>>40939338>>Check on EmmaIt is time for cuddles, pets, and brushes.
Checking on Emma seems to be the consensus. Writing. We're getting busy, so if updates are slow I apologize.
>>40939470I feel we should call him a monster, emphasizing that we don't mean "Monster" like us.
>>40939470>>40939772Not to mention he nearly killed Emma, Cain and Us. Depending on what changing entails he also might have mindraped Djanna.
>>40939809I mean, it feels like our opportunity to kill him has passed, so we should instead demand a blood-payment from his horde for the sailors on the ship he wrecked, and for What's His Name, Visa or whatever.Because fuck him. Hit him where it really hurts, in the wallet.
>>40940062Not Nadia's style at most she might punch him once hard. Unless hevea being an ass. As far as Kiva? That's on us, and I expect it to make our relationship with the weres strained at best.
>>40940094He was an asshole no one liked and attacked us first. He won't be missed.
>>40940094What, we can't let this guy get away with all this! He made us into a murderer, Anon. If he hadn't kidnapped his daughter and KILLED EVERYONE ELSE or at least done his best to, then this never would have happened.At the very least he has to make reparations to the sailors families.We are a JusticeBold, not just a BerserkBold.And since we can't wreck him up, we'll make him pay. Just anticipating the look in his eye when his mate makes him give up his treasure.Or else he refuses and we get to push his shit in.
>>40940131Cain is trying to justify our actions cause he has the hots for us. The other weres may not be so understanding. Especially since he had some popularity and was more or less a lock on next chief. (Sooner or later).Additionally killing him dealt a lot of psyche damage to every party member. Nadia is still messed up over it.>>40940186You're still blaming him for what is ultimately our own fault in killing Kiva. We didn't have to, but we did anyways. I agree he needs to make reparations but you're doing it as a punishment, not as something in Nadia's opinion needs doing for next of kin. This isn't about making him pay, that's petty. This is about making amends.
>>40940131Pretty sure he had family, there, Anon. It was more like he was the teenage jock/bully. Just because it fulfilled your fantasy of getting back at the people who teased you doesn't mean there weren't people who loved him, or even hoped that he would grow out of that phase.Especially since leaders and Alphas usually go through that phase themselves in their teenage years before becoming healthy and productive members of society.Finally, the dude DID come with us to atone for his past attitude and make shit right, and Cain was a witness to that. Even though he was willing to say that our killing was self-defense as Kiva went berserk, we still know the truth.We killed him when we didn't have to.
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Oy, guys, thinking of archive diving. Gimme some deets before I do1: How is that romance with that some guy going? I hear some stuff of it in skimming2. How serious is shit getting?
>>40940237Uh, what? What's wrong with doing it as a punishment? This isn't Sweden, where the goal is rehabilitation. This is Medieval McFuckery where a blood-debt is owed, and where his refusal to talk and instead act like a beast resulted in many people dying when they didn't have to.If it was about punishing him, then we would be beating him up. But making him pay? I mean, what are the families of all those sailors going to do, Anon. Their main breadwinner is dead. Are you going to say it's not his responsibility when the kids are pimped out, and the mothers whoring herself as well? As for Kiva, we killed him protecting Nadia from him because he turned her into a beast-form like his because he's apparently a fucking retard. I don't think it's too out there to have him pay a blood debt to the Werewolves as well.
>>40940302We're kids. Romance isn't on the option, you filthy pedophile.Read the goddamn thread if you're going to archive it for crying out loud.Or just let Lotus archive it so he can decide how to summarize it.
>>40940328uh, anonI said archive dive. As in going to go read the archive.
>>40940248He was going to stab us in the back first chance he got and you know it. That wasn't repentance, that was the minor antagonist worming his way into the party so he could get the protagonist back for humiliating him. Happens all the time. Pick literally any fantasy book off a shelf and there's a good chance he'll be in there.
>>40940304Kiva was our fault, end of story. He never fought looked at or saw him. We did the deed when we did not need or have to.As to why I'm saying your off base? The way you wrote it out, was the intent to make him suffer for you enjoyment, rather than doing something productive and helpful to the families. Intent and motive matters.
>>40940370Anon you're making assumptions because you don't like the character. You're also meta gaming, rather badly at that. You have no actual proof and you're letting you hatred of him show. Nadia still murdered him and you know it.
>>40940370It's a strong possibility, but >muh tropes isn't evidence.
>>40940378Because beating him up won't make things better? And our protagonist is focused on making things better? The look on his face when he has to part with some of his hoard is just a bonus.We HAVE been pretty vindictive in the past when someone hurt our family, or innocents.Also, I don't think it's unreasonable that after killing someone we're a little bit pissy about it.
>>40940370Or he just lost control with bloodlust. Hrmm, that sounds familiar. Wonder who else that happened to that we know?Might change our characters perspective a bit, no? Maybe we could have stopped when he was broken, crying and whining beneath us and trying to crawl away?
>>40940449We could have, but Lotus didn't give us the chance.
>>40940474We failed the rolls.
>>40940507We didn't get any till after we pulped him.
>>40940433Us killing someone still wasn't his fault. >>40940474What part of berserker don't you get? Read up on Hercules, or the Norse. Berserkers don't stop killing until everything around them is dead.>>40940507Failed the rolls for not attacking Emma, for not berserking and killing him? We didn't even try.
>>40940533Hrm, you're right.Reading back on it, looks like people voted to go Berserk on Kiva. Whoops, looks like that was a fuck-up.
>>40940533The whole sunken ship, dead sailors thing was definitely his fault though.
>>40940575Yup, cause anons can't into forethought, or common sense.>>40940581Certainly. I don't think we're in position to dictate punishment considering what we just did though. Telling Sylea would be best.
>>40940581Oh, and the Ship's Navigator was teaching Djanna how to read maps and determine courses. I'm pretty sure he was described as becoming her friend. So put that on Djanna's dad; killing not just innocent sailors but his daughter's friends as well. Really drive home that he's a shittastic dad.
>>40939338You rise slowly, groaning with the effort. Your wounds seem to have healed in the course of your coma, but you can still feel the ache deep in your body. Is this really how evolution is supposed to work? You don't know, and you don't really feel like questioning it at this point Djanna seems all right, returned to her normal form, and Sylea seems to have the massive red beast contained for the time being. Baltas rises, holding out a hand to you."Careful now. You hurt bad. Change in sleep. Not much change, but change." He grips you under your arm, supporting you. You let yourself lean on him until you find your feet, glad of the support, then make your way toward Emma. As you approach, her eyes focus and she looks up at you with a guarded smile."You're okay... I'm glad..." She doesn't release her grip on her legs, and her tails remain flat on the ground. You whine softly and fall to your knees in front of her, resisting the urge to reach out, to scoop her into your arms and hold her, to stroke her hair and tell her everything will be okay. At least she's speaking to you. That's a start, you think."What about you? Emma, how are-""Fine." She says quickly, giving that same forced smile. "Just fine. Djanna was the dragon. Sylea changed her back. Seems the big red one is her father." She rattles off quickly, trying to change the topic, to deflect, to change the focus any way she can.You open your mouth to speak, but you feel Baltas tug gently on your arm. "Who is friend? Do not rude be, Nadia. Introductions!"
>>40940714You look to Baltas, and he looks back at you with a pointed expression. You nod slowly, your curly - was it always so curly? - hair bobs around your shoulders."Emma... I want you to meed my uncle. This is Baltas. He used to be an adventurer, like you and me and Djanna. Uncle Baltas, this is my sister Emma.""Sister? Gods and demons. You attract them like spearbugs to honey." He releases you once he's sure you have your feet and steps over to Emma. She looks up at the man as he looms over her, arms crossed. She looks up at him, her face an impassive mask.He reaches down and scoops her up in a massive bear hug. Her tails go bushy, her ears fold back, and her eyes go wide. "A sister of my niece is niece to me. Welcome to family!">"Uncle, n-no! Please, put her down!">Just watch. Intervene if necessary.>Other
>>40940747>"Uncle, n-no! Please, put her down!"Do not manhandle the fox.
>>40940747>>Just watch. Intervene if necessary.Innocent hugs are best hugs, and Baltas isn't a moron he can probably handle a traumatized little kitsune better than we can.
>>40940747>"Uncle, n-no! Please, put her down!"Be embarrassed, give Emma something to laugh about.
>>40940772>Baltas isn't a moronDive-bombed a dragon.
>>40940747>>Just watch. Intervene if necessary.wag tail at hugs
>>40940747>>Just watch. Intervene if necessary.>>40940841Bitch slapped an underground serpent so hard it moped out on him too. He's pretty tough for a bold, like 100% gristle tough.
>>40940747Observation and potential intervention wins it.I'll be honest here, things just got calmed down. Given the proximity to the usual cut-off point, I'm going to call it here for tonight. I'll be around for Q&A, comments, criticisms, and "Fuck you, Lotus" all in turn if there's any to be had.Thank you all for hanging around and playing up to this point. It's been a wild ride so far with a few hiccups, but we've come out stronger for them. Thank you for playing.
>>40940938Fuck you, Lotus.
>>40940938Well, I can't say you didn't do anything Anons didn't vote for.So, there's that.Definitely think we should make Djanna's dad pay the blood-debt though for the sailors. Seriously, what the fuck was all that about.
>>40940978Def bully the dragon uncle
>>40940938I imagine it'll take a while to regain Emma's trust right? Would letting her sit out on a shrine journey or two help? Why are Baltas and Sylea here? Cause quite frankly I can't imagine a reason that isn't horrible.
>>40940938Did you plan on have shape shift for dragon form since sylea appeared or what?
>>40940978Certain dragons have the ability to assume a monstrous form, but the trade-off is the more frequently you do it/the longer you stay in that form, the more of your "humanity" you lose. Kardas is pretty old, and and he ran into trouble that necessitated a form change.It didn't work out well for him. Meeting Djanna (who he initially mistook for Sylea) jogged his memory.>>40941062That's up to you. Personally, I'm not a psychologist, so I don't know what would be best for her PTSD. You'll have to play this one by big, floppy ear. As for why Sylea and Baltas are here, you'll have to ask them. It's not all that horrible. Maybe.>>40941112Pretty much everything to this point has happened according to keikaku, with a monkey wrench here and there.
>>40941162Why'd you steal our kill?
>>40941574What the hell are you on about?
Kiva's body is a pile of ash, right?We should probably try and find his trophies and return them to the chief. Give the chief Kiva's story, and mention that he was more of a warrior than a hunter. Include that because of his haste to prove himself, he unknowingly attacked our sister, which contributed to our god-induced berserker rage, during which we killed him. Then, we should allow ourself be subjected to any kind of village trial/punishment.
>>40942139Why bother? He was an ass.
>>40942409And? He still died helping with our hunt.
Just want to link my previous comment on the matter since some people still seem to believe that I didn't know what I was doing when I voted to berserk at Kiva.>>40926372
A redeemed Kiva would have made a superior mate.Discuss.
>>40944282This is true. He can shapeshift and thus clearly has superior genetics.
>>40944307Is the whole shapeshifting thing recessive/dominant homozygous, recessive/dominant hemizygous, or co-dominant?
>>40944282Are you nuts? He was a maniac!
>>40944558I'm pretty sure it's magic.
>>40944282Unfortunately shifting is unpredictable as hell. Following the "magic who knows" line of inheritance.>>40944099That entire post was, I thought it was amusing to destroy the progress we made with Emma and mentally scar the MC so I voted for it and laughed. The fact you expected it, and enjoyed it means you're a suffering fagSuffering fag means you vote to cause as much damage to the cast as you can without killing them off completely.
>>40944652>That entire post was, [...]You seem to be reading things that aren't there.I recommend seeking counsel with a psychiatrist.
>>40944668You voted to go berserk and kill someone because you thought it would be fun. Despite the fact the mc has never killed anyone before. Additionally you citing her learning a lesson about blessings being dangerous something Nadia already knew. So that a wash. The other thing you said we'd gained was an understanding Yra wasn't looking out for us. Nadia isn't so stupid as to not figure out berserker rage isn't looking out for her. So the only real reason you voted for it was "to go with the flow and kill" because OOC you thought it would be more fun. You're a suffering fag who enjoys watching quest mcs fuck up.
>>40944804To he fair, Nadia a dumb. A cute, but a dumb.
>>40944819Still a rage of kill kill kill kill kill kill is not watching out for anyone's interests but the sender's. Nadia isn't that stupid.
>>40944804It's almost like you have absolutely no concept of roleplay.Yes, from an objective outsider perspective continuing a berserk rage is not a good idea. Yes, if you had absolute control over the situation then ceasing would be ideal.But can you imagine being there with the divine wrath of a RAGING SUN GOD filling you to the brim and spilling over whilst it is busy COMMANDING you to kill a target who not only have you held quite a lot of general displeasure for up to this point but ALSO just attacked a being you were moments ago trying to save?Well obviously not, you're still bitching about our rampage.
>>40944868*but whom ALSOMissed a word in my run on sentence.
>>40944868Well one you brought it back up like an attention whore. Two Nadia did dislike him but she's always been pretty quick to forgive. Three she's never killed and considers it a bad thing, which is why she's still ripped up about it after the fact. Four she noted he clearly wasn't himself.You're a suffering fag who tries to use muh role play as a justification to fuck up things that shouldn't IC have been fucked up, and an attention whore/troll trying to keep in the spotlight.
What's done is done. Look at the silver lining; at least now we have a personal goal of atonement.
>>40944982And one less pole at the clam bake.
>>40944982Yes atonigbfor the killing trying to keep Emma from self terminating.>>40945012U anon not the time nor place.
>>40945029What the hell gave you the idea Emma would kill herself?
>>40945042Something depressives do, especially after something or someone breaks their trust.
>>40944949>you brought it back up like an attention whoreOnly because there's a number of you who still go on about how people mistakenly voted for it. This is a half-hearted attempt of mine to curb your bitching.>pretty quick to forgiveSure, but that doesn't change the fact that she doesn't like the guy. Maybe after he'd shown his change of spots she would, but as it was? She regarded him with suspicion at best.>she's never killedOther than those various critters, you mean? Also I forget, did any of those hunters die to her or just come very close?That aside, a reluctance to kill probably doesn't factor in much when being filled with holy rage yada yada.>she noted he clearly wasn't himself.And thus even more of a threat.And yeah, roleplay IS a pretty good justification for actions chosen in a situation in which you are... roleplaying.Lemme guess, you're the kinda guy who spends his time writing fixfics where the characters do no evil, make no mistakes and are always capable of thinking of every slightest consequence of their action?
>>40945071So, we don't leave the kitty alone.
>>40945073We were past that until you brought it back up. You're either a troll or attention whore. Probably an autistic attention whore. There was no reason to bring it back up. The fact you're trying to insult me now and turn it into a name calling contest is cute though. Have fun shit posting.>>40945135Might make it worse since we are the object of her fears now.
>>40945162But if we leave her alone, she might go all Linkin Park on us. Garush and Nurrim might miss the signs.
>>40945191Considering Murrim has had to deal withPTSd too. I think she can handle it better than we could.
>>40945234But us leaving her behind might be seen as another betrayal.
>>40945247Unless of course she want to be nowhere near us because she's terrified of us. She clearly still scared and mistrustful of us.
>>40945262So, kitty hates us.Why live?
>>40945285Not hate. But her fear and mistrust of us is justified considering. It's going to be a long time before we regain her trust if we do. Point is Nurrim may help calm her down so healing can begin.
>>40945414Too long. Let's just ditch her.
We aren't abandoning Emma.
>>40945510Agreed>>40945492No ditching the kitty, at worst she's missing one shrine trek
Am I the only one bothered by the fact that this red bastard could force Djanna to change shape and then held her hostage?What are we going to do about this?
>>40945537Bop him on the nose a few times?
>>40945537I have some porn which could illustrates what we can do to him. Hint: it involves castration.But seriously, it seems like Djanna's mom is chewing him right the fuck out, just join that train whilst it's running and we'll be fine.
>>40945162>We were past thatYeah, it's not like you'll shitpost about this for weeks after this or anything
>>40945568And what about killing people? It's implied he didn't just raze the one ship. Lotus also implied he might not be sane any more. If he is, then he killed willingly.
>>40945598What about the part where Lotus said turning Dragon to often/long slowly makes you lose your "humanity" and makes you go Feral. Basically I'm seeing a parallel to Bloodborne's Father Gascoigne, where the hunt over took the father and only the memories of his wife and daughter are enough to snap him out of it. Of course in Bloodborne it is to late where is here it seems he wasn't to far gone to recognize family. What I'm saying is I think Djanna's father may have been acting on Draconic instinct alone. Not so much killing willingly but "protecting his horde/lair", hunting, gathering treasure, etc. In a court of law we could at best hit him with an insanity plea, probably give him manslaughter.
>>40945594Nice try troll stop bringing it up>>40945663Seems like
>>40945663>In a court of lawSeriously?
>>40945709>Nice try troll stop bringing it upNot even the same guy, you're just making an ass of yourself
>>40945771Point is stop bringing it up and it's not going to be a point of contention.
>>40945750He still killed sapiants.
>>40945898Who cares about a bunch of dead monkeys?
Looks like next thread Saturday.
Then it's time to let this thread drown. Unless people just want to take this time to shitpost of course.
>>40946577Shitposting is good.
>>40946631Very good. Smut intensifies very soon. In fact, smut right now.It hurts, by Yra, by Sha, by Gra, by all the gods you know and the gods you don't, it HURTS! Your back and limbs crack and congealing blood oozes out from between them again and again and again. And even though it feels like your entire skin is about to slough off, and you so want it for you know that it can only bring forth the coolness of frigid air, you endure. You endure for Emma."Bitch." It's not the word that makes your scars throb, but the way she says it. Biting if off like it's filth in her mouth. "Whore." That one comes easier, but it may be because she's getting closer to the edge, becoming lost in pleasure. "You are a disgusting disgust and you disgust me." Now they're becoming nonsensical, she must be hovering right at the edge now, just about to tip into orgasm."Whore slut bitch cunt-" The insults come one after another, faster and faster, "-bitchy bitch no-tits-" beginning to repeat as she-"Arrrggghhh!" The long drawn out moan signals her climax, as does the sticky fluids she's just released over your muzzle.She falls over to the side and before you can even get your breath back she's crying. And you don't understand why. She wanted this, didn't she? She told you that this was what she wanted. She wanted to hurt you as much as you hurt her and Djanna, to tie you up and beat you and 'other things'. And when you offered yourself up to her, gasping in pain from moving so soon, she took you at your word.But now? After five entire days and five entire nights of this redemption Emma refuses to continue, you had to cajole her with promises and puppy eyes and finally (oh how you hate yourself) you called her a weak nothing that should have been left with the Czarina.It takes all you can muster and a few hours to rasp, "Please, Emma, please, more.">Kobold is now a pain-slut.
>>40946577better to air it now than during the active quest.
>>40946862Like thus Hue >>40946832That is not fish that is sushi.