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Previous threads:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Gnoll%20Quest

There have been some major changes to how stats work, see pic related. This should be definitive for the rest of the quest.

The Focus skill was added again. It'll play an important role when using powers during battles
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finally
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RECAP OF THREAD 1

You are Hyenus, a gnoll from a tribe of fierce warriors called Bloodseekers. Despite being the weakest member, you’ve always dreamed of becoming the pack leader and Gnolrek’s champion, the demon god of your people. It took years of procrastinating, but today you’ve decided to stop slacking and start working towards your goals.

In a few of hours of training, you greatly improve your skills, but shenanigans ensue and a goblin ends up impaling you with a spear. You spend two weeks recovering in the shaman’s hut, unconscious the whole time due to being accidentally drugged with special herbs called “kudinds”

Once you wake up, your childhood friend Daitzsa leads you to a hidden cavern where you can both spar without her jealous husband Gunyx pestering you. However, what you thought would be a simple sparring match turns into a serious fight after Daitzsa goes all out and forces you to awaken your Bloodthirst, a demonic power that few Bloodseekers possess. You eventually come out as the victor, but both of you are left injured.

As Daitzsa lies on the ground defeated, she confesses her feelings for you. Her rutting scent tempts you into mating with her on the spot, but you manage to control your urges and decide to carry her back to the tribe instead.

You venture deeper into the cavern, looking for a safe exit. Along the way, you stumble upon a strange wall with eye engravings staring at you. A voice tells you that touching them will grant you great powers, but instead of obeying, you raise your weapon like the rebel you are and destroy one of the wall engravings. As soon as you do this, a demonic voice vociferates in your head – it was one of Gnolrek’s eyes! The cavern is a portal to Hell! The furious demon god sends a pack of demons after you and Daitzsa!

With the help of a speed boost granted by a mysterious entity, you and Daitzsa manage to escape the cavern and return to the pack. Everyone assumes you were attacked by a demon of the Tufted Ears, one of the enemy tribes. The only Bloodseeker who remains suspicious is Gunyx, who is certain that Daitzsa cheated on him. Now he wants to catch you alone and hurt you badly.

Daitzsa and you are taken to the shaman’s hut to receive medical aid. You fall asleep, and Gnolrek’s general sends you a dream in which he orders you to complete three trials in no more than 30 days if you want your sins to be forgiven, or else Daitzsa will be sacrificed and you will be hunted down. He warns you not to tell your pack of what happened in the cavern, or they’ll be destroyed.

Once you wake up, you decide that it’s not worth obeying the demon scumbags. You’ll seek allies to face Gnolrek! One of the trials you were given is to destroy a hidden dwarf fortress located in the depths of the cavern you escaped from. You’ll seek out their help against the demons.
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RECAP OF THREAD 2

You return to bed and wake up in the morning, overhearing a conversation between the shaman and the chieftess Willow. The tribe will begin a ritual at midnight to summon a demon against the Tufted Ears. A human has been abducted for sacrifice, and the shaman will need five days to perform the invocation.

Before heading to the dwarf fortress, you’ll rest for a few days until you’re in better shape. You’ll learn about herbalism in the meanwhile, as you’ll be able to make potions to speed up your recovery. Today, you’ll go to the forest and gather plants to study their medicinal properties.

You leave the shaman’s hut and get into a quarrel with Diana, a pack member who stole your kill when you hunted a big boar weeks ago. Though the encounter doesn’t end up in a fight, it does leave a sour taste in your mouths. You don’t give it importance and venture into the woods to collect herbs, but eventually you happen upon Gunyx and Diana talking to each other. The surrounding trees conceal your figure, so they don’t notice your peeking. By the sounds of it, they are looking for you to have their revenge…

Without making noise, you stealthily return to the tribe to talk to the herbalist Rakuta and see if he can teach you a thing or two about the plants you collected. He’s too busy with his tasks, but his daughter Nikita has no trouble being your teacher, and you learn a few recipes with her. After the end of the class, you venture into the woods again to gather the ingredients for a concoction that will speed up your healing process.

Once you collect what's needed, you walk back to the tribe – only to stumble upon two humans that were abducted by a pair of Molkaras, a rival tribe of pervert gnolls. Those molks have no business in your territory, so you attack and kill one of them while his companion escapes.

You’re unsure of whether to release the captives or leave them to their fate, conflicted by the fact that humies enslaved your mom years ago. But you need allies to face Gnolrek, and you doubt their species are fond of demons, so you resolve to free them. However, as you cut their bindings off, a group of human soldiers ambushes you! They think you want to hurt the prisoners!

All of a sudden, seven Molkaras emerge from the bushes. They wanted to catch you by surprise, but were clueless that humans were here. A battle between both sides ensues and you take the opportunity to escape! After the chaos ceases, you return to the battlefield and find the results of the carnage: the molks were slaughtered.

A strange green wolf that shows signs of intelligence is burying their corpses. You try to talk to it and learn that she’s Luna, the benevolent spirit that granted you the power to escape from Gnolrek’s wrath yesterday. As you help Luna bury the dead molks, she senses a Bloodseeker approaching and runs away to not be seen. Diana emerges from the bushes, surprised at the sight of you burying molkaras...
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RECAP OF THREAD 3

Diana demands that you let her take credit for the kills she thinks you’re responsible for, or she’ll tell everyone that you buried molkaras. You notice she fears your strength, so you tell her to buzz off and keep her mouth shut. Not seeing past your bluff, she complies and leaves you alone.

You return to the tribe. Diana and Daitzsa’s mom’s nagging temporally distract you from your goal, but eventually you arrive to your hut and craft the healing potion, which you drink to the last drop.

A weird crow has been following you since you arrived to your shack, which makes you paranoid over demons watching your steps. You walk to the shaman’s hut to ask him about the significance of the bird... but on the way there, you happen upon a dozen crows surrounding the altar of sacrifice on which the humie lies unconscious. As soon as they notice you, they return a menacing look and encircle you! The birds are possessed and about to attack you!

Again, a mysterious being grants you the power to face this new threat. By sheer instinct, you put your palms together and channel a ball of energy in your hands that bursts into deadly rays of light, obliterating the crows. You vomit a disgusting black bile right afterwards - Gnolrek’s influence has left your body, replaced by the presence of another god.

Confused by what just happened, you return to your hut and pray to Mom for guidance, but drowsiness takes over and you fall asleep in the middle of the prayer. You wake up in a dreamlike dimension where the real and your past memories are intertwined. After exploring around, you finally meet up with Mom after so many years of not seeing her. She became an angel in the service of Anu, the deity who granted you his blessing. Unfortunately, you can’t talk to her that much – she’s in a hurry to explain what’s going on, fearing your imminent awakening.

You learn that the Armageddon -the final battle between good and evil- is near. Five portals to Hell are scattered across the world, guarded by mortals that keep the demons at bay. One of those portals is in the cavern you escaped from, which is being held off by the dwarves.

Mom takes you to speak with Anu. He explains that you must become his champion and seal the portals so he can earn time to gain more followers. Otherwise, evil will triumph in the Armageddon, for demons surpass the angels in numbers. You have no option but to accept Anu’s boon, which grants you the power to fly, heal wounds and speak in all tongues. He orders you to go to the dwarf fortress at once to receive your training.

The dream abruptly ends as Dad wakes you up. You’ve been asleep for many hours - it's midnight! The summoning ritual will start soon. Dad says that you shouldn’t be late to your “surprise”: Gnolrek made an arrangement so that YOU sacrifice the humie with your own hands. The Devil realized that you’re not on his side, and he wants to get his influence back in you.
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The pack celebrates your initiation in the Bloodseeker rituals. Their respect and recognition is at the reach of your hands. All you need to do is submit the sacrifice to excruciating pain, and your dreams will become reality…

Unfortunately, if you give in to temptation, Gnolrek’s influence will take over you, and your meeting with Anu would have been in vain. After all the demons have done, there's no way you can worship them again. Their plans must be stopped! You’ve made your decision! Soon, the tribe must wake up to the truth as you, Mom and Daitzsa did. Maybe not today, but you trust that it won’t take them too long...

To everyone’s shock, you sprout Anu’s heavenly wings on your back and explain to the pack that you are not going to torture the sacrifice, and that those who wish to follow you are free to do so. Unfortunately, they don’t take your sudden betrayal too well. The fact that Gnolrek immediately possesses the shaman to stir the pot with his improvised lies doesn’t help the situation.

Before the furious chieftess Willow grabs you, you rush to the shaman’s hut in an attempt to rescue Daitzsa and head to the dwarf fortress with her, but you aren’t fast enough. Willow catches you and, in a fit of rage, she gives you the beating of your life while the pack watches in horror. It’s SO bad that you lose your left eye and barely leaves you conscious.

Doubt settles in the pack’s hearts. They ask for the beating to stop and for you to be spared. Most of them have no wish to see one of their own be killed, but Gnolrek threatens to revoke their demonic powers if they disobey his orders...

On the brink of losing all hope, an unexpected savior arrives. Luna and a pack of wolves assault the tribe, creating a distraction that allows you to use Anu’s powers to heal yourself and grab Daitzsa. After one last, failed attempt to reason with your people, you decide to fly away to the fortress with your friend, leaving the dazzled tribe behind.

Upon arriving to the cavern, you encounter a group of warrior angels fending off the demons that are trying to get you. They instruct you to rush to the fortress while they hold the line, which you do so immediately.

Along the way, you stumble upon Gunyx – who Gnolrek declared his Champion -. He tries to stop you, but Luna and her wolves sacrifice their lives to save you and give you enough time to escape.

Your guts tell you that you’re close to arriving to the fortress, but all of a sudden, an enemy you had defeated yesterday in the cavern appears and blocks your path – it’s Suneyh, the doppelganger demon. And he looks none too happy.
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And that's the end of the recap.
Considering anons' choices in the last thread, this is how Hyenus will deal with Suneyh:

>Stall for time
>Pretend to give up, give him some praise here and ask for some answers
>Ask why he doesn’t work for Dagon if he likes harems so much
>Relate to him a bit, but then say that you two will never truly be alike
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Daitzsa lies unconscious to your side, a demon approaches you with murderous intent, and your wounds prevent you from moving freely. Things couldn’t get any worse!

Okay, calm down... The dwarves should be coming to your aid right now! Maybe you should try stalling for time as Hawkodesh suggested! It worked with Gunyx, so why wouldn’t it again? An arrogant prick like Suneyh should be easily manipulated if you get on his good side. You could keep him distracted with questions until help arrives!

You take a deep breath, focusing all your remaining energy into speaking loudly and clearly. “Alright man, you win” you say, pretending to give up. “I guess I, uh… I have no way to escape. Good job on catching me.”

Suneyh’s approach comes to a sudden halt. He tilts his head, confused at why you’re giving up so easily. “Hmm… I don’t think you fully understand the situation you're in, kid.”

“Then tell me! Consider it my last wish!” you ask him before clearing your throat and quickly throwing a question, not waiting for his answer. “Why is Gnolrek so interested in me?! A smart, high ranking demon like you must be well informed, right?!”

The doppelganger gives you a disdainful look. “Poor little tribal. So clueless of everything…” A scornful grin is drawn on his face. “You see, Gnolrek laid His eyes upon you because He suspects you are... umm...”

Suneyh abruptly stops speaking. He gives the cavern ceiling a quick glance while scratching his head, as if reconsidering what he was about to say. “Nope, that’s classified information” he brushes it off with a condescending smile. “All I can say is there’s something… *special* in you that makes your potential growth huge. You could have been a useful soldier if you joined our ranks.”

“Am I really THAT important?” you ask Suneyh. “What can a gnoll do that an army of demons can’t?”

Your questions seem to annoy the doppelganger. He glares at you and crosses his arms. “Don’t let it go to your head, dumbass. You are NOT crucial for our plans. We wouldn’t put all our eggs in one basket.”

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Alright, it’s clear that Suneyh doesn’t want to speak more of the subject, so you’ll have to come up with something else to talk about…

“I... uh...” you stutter. “I have other questions, like, uh... why did Gnolrek make Gunyx his Champion instead of Willow or Rurk? And what’s his beef with the Wolf Slayer he sent me to kill?”

The demon audibly exhales air through his nose, exasperated by the interrogatory. “Don’t play stupid. I know you’re stalling so the dwarves can save your sorry ass. Be glad that I find you amusing - it’s the only reason I haven’t killed you yet.”

... What?! So he knew what you were doing all along?!

“My squad is coming close, I can feel their presence” he says with a smile, glancing past your figure at the path behind you. “The dwarves won’t get here in time… you’re SCREWED, dog! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAH!!!”

His words don’t discourage you! You trust that you won’t perish in this place, so you’ll continue to ‘amuse’ this idiot until a ray of hope manifests itself!

Suneyh gazes at the unconscious Daitzsa. “Gnolrek punished me by leaving me impaled me on a stick for many hours. If it wasn’t for you, I could’ve spent all that time getting to know your friend better...” The demon licks his lips at the dark thoughts crossing his mind…

“Leave Daitzsa out of this, asshole!” you furiously yell at him, losing your composure! “Why do you work for Gnolrek instead of Dagon if you like your harem so much?!”

“Why not both?” The doppelganger gives you a perverted look. “I like showing my girls who’s boss through many torture methods - whipping, maiming, slicing... you name it! It all boils down to DOMINANCE, gnoll. You should know this. Our species are more similar than you’d like to admit!”

To think that this is the demon who asked you to leave Daitzsa with him, promising to keep her safe from the horrors of Hell. Good to know you didn’t fall for his lies…

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“There’s a difference between dominance and sadism” you stand up to his words. It took you years to realize this, but torturing and raping other creatures is NOT needed to assert dominance over them. The only reason gnolls do these things is because they’re brainwashed!

“The only thing that makes you and I similar-“ you continue, “is our persistence to reach our goals... but unlike you, I’m not deranged enough to get off to others’ pain. And most importantly, I’m NOT Gnolrek’s pet.” You smile to yourself, satisfied that you’ll never be a pathetic foot kisser like Suneyh. “Even if you kill me, you'll still just be a pawn for him to order around!”

Suneyh becomes visibly angry, his face turning red. Looks like you struck a nerve. Provoking him is not a good idea in these circumstances, but you just couldn’t resist. “Me... a pet?” the doppelganger murmurs with a serious voice that reveals great indignation. “I’m not his pet, motherfucker. Everything I do is by my OWN choice. If I obey him it’s because the rewards are worth it! I get women, servants, power and respect! Only a moron like YOU wouldn’t take the opportunity!”

The doppelganger sighs, his typical smug grin reappearing. “Siding with Anu was the worst mistake you could make. Don’t you see that his ideals are unfit for your species? Even without the influence of demons, savagery is ingrained in your blood! You’ll never be happy in a world without raids and wars - all the fun stuff that grants fulfillment to gnolls’ hearts!”

“As long as demons are gone, I don’t care! Gnolls will have to get used to peace!” you respond, trying to overcome the doubt that still lingers in your heart. You sided with Anu and left the tribe behind - there’s no going back!

The demon facepalms as he hears your words. “Such childlike innocence... NOTHING can change a gnoll’s nature, tribal. You couldn’t enjoy peace even if you tried. That’s what makes you the perfect tools to do our bidding!”

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You try to speak back… but no words come out of your mouth. Even a simple thing like talking takes a deal of effort that your body just cannot handle anymore. Your spirit wants to keep on fighting, but the wounds and blood loss are finally taking their toll...

You don’t even have the focus to sprout your wings. Everything is blurry, warning that you’re about to pass out soon. Remaining awake is crucial, as you know that you may never open your eyes again if you fall unconscious. But all the trials you went through have worn you down immensely.

Suddenly, an ear-piercing roar reaches your ears from behind. You turn around and meet with the sight of a huge monster making its way through the narrow hallway!

“Ah, the soldiers arrived” the doppelganger says with a wide, malevolent grin. Your first reaction at the horrifying view is to try to stand up, but your legs are unresponsive. Completely out of strength, all you can do is collapse on your knees, helpless before the demons that are about to kill you... or worse.

What’s taking the dwarves so long? Are they coming to help you or not?! Was your trust in Anu misplaced?!

“Well, it was nice talking to you.” Suneyh cracks his knuckles. “I had my fair deal of laughs talking to you, but it’s time we get back to business, so... prepare to DIE!" The demon lunges at you, going for your thro-

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After catching the glimpse of the weapon easily slicing through Suneyh’s arm, you hear a raspy voice echo through the cavern...

“DULAN! RAGNAR! GRAB THOSE FUCKING DOGS AND GET OUT!!! I’LL HOLD THE LINE!!!”

... The dwarves have arrived. Finally.

Suneyh is shocked, his eyes switching between his severed limb and the little humies. A yellow ball of light materializes in the dwarf leader’s hand, similar to the one you smited the crows with.

The mage charges at Suneyh. Once he realizes the imminent danger, he shrieks in fear like a baby. “No... NO!!!” Forgetting what he came here for, the cowardly doppelganger runs away by phasing through the wall, disappearing from view...

A massive weight is immediately lifted from you. Daitzsa’s fate and yours now lie in the hands of these mini-humies...

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The dwarf leader's companions grab you and Datz and run away from the demons that keep emerging from the other side of the cavern.

The mage stays back and uses its powers to channel a semi-transparent yellow barrier in front of the monsters’ path...

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More dwarven soldiers arrive, wielding ranged weapons similar to the ones that humans use. “I TOLD YOU TO STAY BACK, DIGGERS!” the leader shouts as soon as it notices their presence.

“No, sir!” one of the soldiers vociferates. “Those bastards must pay for killing my comrades!”

“Yeah!” the other dwarf shouts aloud, preparing to shoot at the demons.

Among the monsters, you catch a glimpse of Gunyx, who’s wearing poor Luna’s pelt on his head. “THERE YOU ARE, GNOLLET!” he yells as soon as he lays his eyes upon you, and rushes for the barrier with thunderous speed! If your eyes don’t deceive you... he’s even faster than Willow!

>Gunyx’s AGI: 60

“FOCUS FIRE ON THE GNOLL!” the leader orders its comrades, who start shooting long metal darts at the charging Bloodseeker with fantastic precision - none of them hit the mage by accident. Unfortunately, they barely pierce through Gunyx’s skin! His onslaught continues uninterrupted!

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Gunyx leaps into the air, intending to brute force his way through the barrier! “RAAAAAWWWWWRRRGGHH!!!”

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Fortunately, he and the other demons are blasted away by the barrier’s strange defensive properties...

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The dwarves continue to haul you and Daitzsa away to the fortress. You hear many different voices and see plenty of blurry silhouettes surrounding you...

“Heh… heheh…” A faint chuckle escapes your lips. It took you a lot to get here. Not only did you lose an eye – you also lost your chance to earn the tribe’s respect. Your lifelong dream of becoming the respected pack leader is clearly unachievable now...

… But you did it. You can finally rest easy, knowing that you and Datz will be alive next time you wake up. Or at least, that's what you hope.

Your last thoughts as consciousness fades away are about the uncertain future that awaits you and the Bloodseeker tribe...

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FUCK YEAH IT'S BACK

also,

THANK GOD IT'S THE DWARVES WE ARE SAVED
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>the uncertain future that awaits you and the Bloodseeker tribe...
>and the Bloodseeker tribe

hate to say it but I am pretty sure they are all dead as fuck and their is nothing we can do about it
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“Hyeny… you did it...”

“By the Lord, your eye… I can’t believe Willow would go this far… I’d give everything to be in your place and spare you from the atrocities you went through…”

“I wish the tribe had listened to us. Why must they be so stubborn...”

… … …

“The pack may have turned their backs on you, but Anu and I will always be with you, no matter the circumstances… and hopefully Daitzsa as well.”

“Whenever you wish to talk to mommy, just pray and I’ll be there... I really need to speak to you again.”

“For now, rest well, my brave son… you deserve it.“

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In a place that you cannot recall, at an unknown time of the day, dozens of gnolls are gathered in front of you.

You recognize their faces. They are your tribe, the people you knew for all your life. The same people who dealt with your slackness and dead weight for all these years.

Many judging eyes are laid upon you. There is sadness in them. Sadness that one of them refused to follow their ways. Sadness for what they consider a betrayal to their beliefs.

Yet there is no hate in their gaze... well, with some obvious exceptions. Most of them just look disappointed.

The tribe walks away from you. Strangely enough, they don’t go to the forest where home is. Rather, they leave in the direction of the human lands. As they get further away, you notice that their figures become distorted, black and amorphous. The corruption that dwells within their souls is transforming them into horrible creatures... but they don’t seem to mind.

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The only person who stays is Daitzsa. It brings you reassurance. As long as you have each other, you'll have an easier time dealing with the abandonment of your people...

She comes closer to embrace you in a warm hug, sharing all her love with you.

“Goodbye, Hyeny…” she whispers into your ear.

... What? She’s leaving too?

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Daitzsa releases you and leaves for the forest. You notice she’s transforming into a beautiful wolf as she walks away.

You wish to join her, but a different calling prevents you from doing so.

A calling you’re not sure to enjoy the earnest.

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Alone and lost in your thoughts... you suddenly feel a hand grabbing your foot and pulling you down!

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Jesus QM the longer this goes on the more I feel like we have turned hyinous into guts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZa0Yh6e7dw
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The ground tries to eat you, but another hand grabs you from above before you're engulfed! Both sides struggle to have you on their team!

It hurts... it HURTS! They're pulling too hard! You're getting ripped apart!

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“AAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!”

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“AAAAAAAAAAGGGG..."

... Huh? What?

Where did the hands go? Was that a dream? Where are you?!

... Oh. This must be the fortress.

Right... you're not in the tribe anymore. You and Daitzsa were saved by the dwarves after escaping from Gnolrek's grasp.

You're lying on a soft bed right now. Everything seems to be fine. Finally, you're not in danger anymore...

A dwarf to your side looks at you with fear in its gaze. Before you can say anything, it runs away from the room, utterly terrified for some reason.

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You take a moment to study your surroundings...

There are no words to describe this strange place. It’s unlike any other you’ve ever been to before! Smooth rocky walls... soft, feathery beds that lay on a wooden support… it's all so ordely. And small. Clausthophobic, even!

There are many other beds in the room where injured dwarves are resting..Most of them are sleeping, but two dwarves have got their eyes on you. The one in front of you is frowning, clearly unamused by your presence, while the one to your left gives you a suspicious look. It’s a hostile, unfamiliar environment...

Wait a moment! Where is Daitzsa? You don’t see her anywhere!

The voice of the angel bird Hawkodesh echoes in your mind. You almost forgot this little guy exists. “See? I told you Anu wouldn’t forsake us.”

>Get up and explore the fortress
>Talk to the dwarves on bed
>Continue resting
>Pray to (Anu / Mom / another being)
>Talk to Hawkodesh
>Write in
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>>4759980
>>Talk to Hawkodesh
>>were is Daitzsa
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(Hyenus' Current Status)

It's a pleasure to come back anons. Thanks for your patience.

Unfortunately I have to ask you all to be patient again, as today and tomorrow I'll be very busy with IRL stuff. I'll come back this thursday to continue the quest, and from there I'll establish a more clear schedule. See ya soon.
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>>4759980
>Continue resting
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>>4759980
>>>Talk to Hawkodesh
>>>Talk to Daitzsa
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>>4759982
can the dwarves help us with that missing eye because a -10 is fucking crippling
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>>4759980
>Talk to the dwarves on bed
Ask them what the rules in the fortress are
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>>4759980
>Talk to Hawkodesh
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>>4759980
>Talk to the dwarves on bed
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>>4759980
Ask about the guy with half a head. Will he really make it?
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>>4759980
>Talk to Hawkodesh
>"Why did i dream being ripped apart?"
>"Do you know what is this place?"
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>>4760428
+1 to this

ALSO FUCK YEAH GNOLL QUEST IS BACK
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>>4760428
+1
Also Gnoll quest has returned, it's been 10 months since since this shit started, and it's been fucking glorious the whole way.
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Hello boys!
>talk to dwarves
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>>4759980
>Continue resting
Fuck it.
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>>4759980
>>Continue resting
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>>4759980
>>Talk to Hawkodesh
>>Any tips to mingle with the dwarfs.
Also nice to see you're back. How is the vydia dev?
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>>4759980
>>Continue resting

. We didn't trust the shaman when we were in his care, but we must trust the dwarves.
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>>4759980
>>Talk to the dwarves on bed
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>>4761504
Nigga just go on /trash/, the picture you want for your fap is probably already in some furry thread. Save your $200
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Some of the art in this quest, especially demon art such as pic related, looks oddly familiar. I feel like I've seen something similar before, but I can't figure out where and it's driving me insane.
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>>4760821
>>4761164
>>4761201
Why keep resting when we are fully healed and probably have been on a coma for a while?
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>>4762068
Because we need to make a good impression to the Dwarves. Those in the room are/were resting so we shouldn't annoy them further.
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>>4762124
If that is the case we can at least speak to hawkodesh. But I think we should say hi to the dwarves and be friendly.
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Look away from everyone staring at you and talk to Hawkodesh. He might have knowledge of current circumstances without needing to bother the dwarves.
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>>4759980
>Write in
>Use our remaining charge for "Body restoration" on one of the bandaged dwarfs.

we will not be using it for now and some look like it would help them.

Also:
https://files.catbox.moe/i1lova.txt
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>>4762373
thinking obout it maybe its better on one of the concious ones.
not sure
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>>4762381
This sounds really cool, support for this.
By the way, any ideas for a shitty ms paint drawing?
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>>4762416
>Dwarf beating Suneyh with newspaper?
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Hey anons I'm back. From now on there should be at least 1 update per day between 14:00 PM and 23:00 AM (EST time), maybe more depending on how quickly I can write them. If there's an exception or a change in my schedule I'll always say.

>>4762373
I really enjoy your writing.

>>4761192
It's going ok but a bit slow lately. Mainly because I'm reworking the plot to see if it can take place in the same world of this quest as a prequel.

>>4762002
I get the same feeling sometimes. Maybe I'm subconsciously inspired by some media out there.

>>4759985
Dwarves unfortunately can't wield enough of Anu's power to regrow limbs or any missing body parts. Their clerics and medicine however are good enough to cure most diseases and heal you back to full HP in a relatively short time, even if you were near death. Get Body Restoration to level 4 and you'll get a pleasant surprise

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>>4759981 (plus ask where is Daitzsa)
>>4759984
>>4760026
>>4760428 (plus ask about your dream and this place)
>>4760444 (plus ask about your dream and this place)
>>4760461 (plus ask about your dream and this place)
>>4761192 (plus ask for tips to mingle with the dwarfs)
>>4762241
>Talk to Hawkodesh


>>4759991 (plus ask about the fortress' rules)
>>4760063
>>4760072 (plus ask about the guy with half a head)
>>4760513
>>4761266
>Talk to the dwarves


>>4759983
>>4760821
>>4761164
>>4761201
>Continue resting


>>4762373
>>4762416
>Use Body Restoration on one of the bandaged dwarfs


Looks like Hyenus will consider talking to the dwarves and use his healing spell on one of them, but first and foremost he will talk to Hawkodesh and ask him about the current circumstances and how he should behave in the fortress.

Writing
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>>4762942
Good news gnollqm, your quest is marketable now
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nice
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>>4762942
>23:00 AM
Isn't that 11 PM?
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>>4762959
I find this disturbing.
>>4762447
That sounds fun, I will do it tomorrow.
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>>4762959
I bet they'd want him drawn with a human dick too.

What a faggot.
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>>4763053
Yeah I meant 23:00 PM (EST). Which is exactly midnight in my timezone

>>4762959
Hahahahahahah HAHAHAHAHAHA
I have no words man
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After what you feel was a long sleep, you have the urge to stretch your arms and legs.

You do so with relative ease, not feeling the pain or discomfort from any wounds. All good so far...

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... but as soon as you rub your eyes, you realize that not everything is in place. Where there was a left eye before, a leather patch covering your now empty eyehole has taken its place. Your mind immediately relives what you went through that horrible night...

That crazy bitch! How could Willow do that to you?! And the tribe just stood there, watching you in agony! You know they're just brainwashed by Gnolrek, but you aren't fond of your people's actions. You thought they'd prioritize their pack members over their silly loyalty to demons. It really saddens you...

But today is a new day. The nightmare is over, and you hope that things go uphill from now onwards. Without removing the warm blanket, you rub your body to assess the state of your wounds. To your surprise, your hands come into contact with no bandage or scar. You're good as new!

Great relief invades you for a second, but it is quickly replaced by concern. How much time has passed? Maybe you should ask these two dwarves in the room. They should be able to tell you where Daitzsa is, too. Besides, you need to know how to behave around these parts. You don't want to piss off the people that saved your skin, also the same who are your only allies against the demons.

Unfortunately, they don't look too willing to answer your questions. Probably because your shouting startled and annoyed them. It's best to leave them alone for now and talk to this 'Hawkodesh' fellow. As far as you recall, he's the manifestation of Anu's boon in your soul. You have no idea of what it means, other than he's directly related to Anu and therefore must know a handful of things, right?

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"Hey, uh... Hawkodesh, is it?" you greet the bird, wondering if you're addressing him by the right name. "Are you the birdy that flew into my chest when Anu made me his champion?"

"Yes, that would be me" the bird responds with a soft voice. "It is a pleasure to meet you, Hyenus. I hope we can be good friends in the long journey that awaits us. I still need to learn much about our beautiful world, but I shall always do my best to answer your questions and give you advice based on the principles of Anu."

"Alright..." You think of what to ask him, and the first and most important question comes to mind immediately. "Do you know where Daitzsa is?"

Hawkodesh proceeds to explain your friend's situation. You notice he really enjoys etiquette, judging by the way he speaks and the words he uses. "My perception of the external world is limited to your own senses, so I cannot tell you where *exactly* she is right now. Nonetheless, according to my knowledge of dwarves and their healing powers, I estimate your companion is safe and fully healed by now. The dwarves are probably exorcizing her as we talk, as they refuse to let any person or animal under demonic influence wander the halls of the fortress."

"Daitzsa is healed?! She was near death last time!" you exclaim, experiencing a mix of great happiness and terrible anxiety. Knowing that Daitzsa is well and that she won't be under Gnolrek's influence anymore is very reassuring... but the tribe was planning to summon a demon in five days! What if they carried out the ritual already?!

"How much time has passed?!" you ask the bird, hoping you weren't asleep for too long... but unfortunately, he's unable to answer your question. "That... that is not known to me, I'm afraid" Hawkodesh responds with sincerity, though there's a hint of shame in his voice. "When you are asleep, I am sleeping as well, so I had no perception of time until you woke up just moments ago. I profusely apologize, Hyenus, but only the dwarves may answer your question..."

"It's fine" you shrug it off, but the distress isn't gone. You NEED to know how long you were unconscious for. For all they've done to you, the pack is still your family, and knowing that they could've died horribly would be immensely devastating to you and Daitzsa. All the poor children of the tribe... are demons cruel enough to do *that*? It's a scenario you don't want to imagine. It's just too horrible.

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For now, you'll try to stop thinking about it and prioritize other questions. There are things you need to know about this fortress, and you want to give a good impression to its residents. Hawkodesh might give you a tip or two.

"Hey, uh, these guys don't look too amiable" you admit to the angel while glancing at the dwarves, who are still glaring at you like you were some sort of intruder. "Do you have any advice on how I can earn their trust?"

The bird remains silent for a moment before answering. "Listen, Hyenus. Dwarves are... complicated. Most of them are impulsive, easy to anger over petty affairs and are VERY patronizing, but they're also passionate, loyal and idealistic to the point of stubbornness... but despite their faith in Anu, many of their behaviors are incoherent with His commandments.

"They believe themselves to be the first mortals to walk this earth. Other sapients such as gnolls, kobolds, goblins and humans, are just dwarves who strayed away from the path of Anu and became abominations. As you can probably guess, this makes them *very* proud of who they are - the one pure race who takes the duty of bringing the prodigal sons back to the path of salvation. This translates into capturing other sapients and making them their servants while forcing them to learn their ways..."

The angel bird gulps, clearing his throat. "... Servants being just a fancier word for slaves, by the way."

"I see... so that means I won't be well received here" you remark, worried about your place in the fortress.

"Exactly" Hawkodesh confirms your suspicion. "The fact that Anu made a gnoll His champion instead of a dwarf is bound to cause a HUGE crisis of faith, as it challenges their sense of dominion over the world. I trust that most will eventually accept His decision, but others surely won't..."

The bird makes a short pause, after which a long sigh escapes his beak. "... All in all, you have to be careful, Hyenus. Don't give the dwarves a reason to doubt your character. Prove that you're a trustable and a truly redeemed gnoll, and that Anu did the right thing in choosing you as his hand of justice. But also keep your eyes open for the bad seeds who will do anything to prevent you from bearing the mark of God."

4/5
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Well, that's not entirely unexpected. Mom already prepared you for your arrival to the fortress by telling you that dwarves won't open up immediately. All in all, you'll have to keep an eye for the good folk, and the bad folk...

You just hope they acknowledge you as the champion of Anu instead of just asking you to do slave stuff. That's not what you're here for!

"Thanks, Hawkodesh. You're a knowledgeable fella'." Hawkodesh takes the compliment well, sounding slightly embarrassed. "I... I am glad to serve. D-do you, um..." He clears his throat. "Ahem... do you have any other questions?"

You have one question left, this one regarding the disturbing dream you had. "Just one last thing. Why did I dream of being ripped apart?"

Hawkodesh remains silent for a few seconds before responding. "You... dreamed what?"


1) Choose one of these options:
>Tell him about your dream
>Brush it off and don't tell him
>Write in

2) Then, regardless of the option you chose above, choose one of these options to do afterwards:
>Stand up and explore the fortress
>Talk to the dwarves in the room
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves
>Write in
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>>4763866
>Tell him about your dream
He has a right to know, Anu be praised!

>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves
The most injured one there. We live to serve. His healing is a gift we are duty-bound and grateful to give. Anu be praised!
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>>4763866
>Tell him about your dream
>>4763866
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves

We can ask questions like how much time has passed after we patch em up. As fellow followers of Anu it's the least we can do, and it'll hopefully build a little good will between us and the dwarf we heal. It'll help to have at least one friend aside from Daitsza here we can rely on.
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>>4763866
>>Tell him about your dream
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves
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>>4763866
> Tell Hawkodesh about the dream
> Stand up and explore the fortress

Use body restoration on one of the dwarves but ask for their approval first. Otherwise we might waste it or somehow make it worse for the target in the long run. We should find a reason to use it though, so we can grind that EXP
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Do we use it on the dwarf with the smashed head?

Will our spell even fix... everything? Ask Hawkodesh about the limits of Body Restoration and if the result would be more than positive with the brained dwarf.
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>>4763866
>Tell him about your dream
>>4763866
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves
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>>4763906
I say we try it.
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>>4763866
1)
>Tell him about your dream
2)
>Write in
>Pray to our mom
She said she has something important to tell us, I think we should hear her out before we accidentally make some sort of mistake that we could have prevented by listening to her
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>>4764052
Changing vote to this
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>>4764052
Oh shit. Changing vote to this. Still ask about the spell though. We should probably try using it once we're walking around and can voice our intents, maybe apologize to the healer we screamed at.
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>>4763866
>>Tell him about your dream
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves
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>>4763906
it cant.
If we cant regrow an eye i doubt we can regrow a brain
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>>4764052
I think she wants to tell us something personal instead of the fortress, so for now I would say put it off for the evening or before we sleep.
>tell him about your dream
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves
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>>4763866
>Tell him about your dream
I see no reason why we shouldn't tell him.
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves
First we should see if there is anyone at all we can heal. I do not think we can heal missing arms or brain matter right now.
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>>4764270
Maybe on one of the heavily bandaged dwarves?
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>>4764272
Yes, that would probably work.
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>>4764089
>>4764270
Yeah I forgot, we can't heal complicated internal stuff.

Yet.
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>>4764347
don't worry.
Most of the bleeding is internal.
And that's where blood is supposed to be
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>>4764591
I dont think that is how internal bleeding works.
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>>4763870
>>4763872
>>4763873
>>4763950
>>4764052
>>4764058
>>4764073
>>4764077
>>4764102
>>4764270
>Tell Hawkodesh about your dream


>>4763870 (heal the most injured one there)
>>4763872
>>4763873
>>4763950
>>4763990
>>4764077
>>4764102
>>4764270 (first see if there is anyone at all you can heal)
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves


>>4764052
>>4764058
>>4764073
>Pray to mom


>>4764073
>Ask Hawkodesh about the limits of Body Restoration and what effects would it have with the brained dwarf

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Hyenus will tell Hawkodesh about the dream and ask him about the limits of Body Restoration to see if he can heal one of the dwarfs, especially the one with the smashed head.

Writing
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So Hawkodesh doesn't know about your dream, huh? That means he can perceive the world through your senses, but not the contents of your head. It's nice to know that you have some privacy left after learning that there are omnipresent beings watching EVERY one of your movements, but right now there's no reason to keep your thoughts away from this little fella'.

"Do not be shy" Hawkodesh says. "Feel free to tell me everything."

"Okay, this is how the dream started..." Two or three minutes pass by as you tell your experience to him. Hawkodesh listens in silence, giving an ocassional nod and showing great interest in what you have to say.

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"... and then I woke up screaming" you finish. "Well? What do you think?"

The angels speaks with an insecure tone. "I... well, I never interpreted dreams before, so take this with a grain of, um... what do gnolls use to spice up their food?"

"Huh?"

"My apologies, I'm just rambling... ha ha ha..." Hawkodesh lets out a half-hearted laugh, but then assumes a more confident demeanor. "I wouldn't worry about it, Hyenus" he explains. "Dreaming is normal after what you went through. You relived the memory of the tribe abandoning you to follow the path of evil, and Daitzsa heading to the woods to embrace the amorality of nature represents your fear that she leaves you as well."

Hawkodesh nods at his own words. "Yes... it all makes sense!" A smile appears on his birdly face. "When your friend left, you chose to stay because my Father's calling was stronger than the call of the forest. The dream represents your determination to fight the demons for the glory of Anu, despite what your loved ones may think!"

"I dunno' about that" you respond, not feeling that his interpretation is accurate. "I really wanted to join Daitzsa, but I felt *forced* to stay behind. If that was Anu's calling, then I didn't enjoy it that much, y'know."

An uncomfortable silence fills the air, until the angel bird breaks it with a worn out sigh. "I think I now understand." He clears his throat, preparing to share his insight with you. "You want to be like the ancient gnolls - the savage warriors that praised forest spirits and cared about nothing but strength. Defeating Gnolrek with your own power is what you truly desire, but you know it's impossible without us angels."

Well... that's closer to how you actually feel. Your silence makes Hawkodesh speak confidently, as he knows he's onto something, but there's annoyance in his tone as well. Probably because you're not as devoted to Anu as he'd like you to be.

"You feel that your only option is to help Anu, even if the world without wars He envisions is unappealing to you" he continues. "And the pulling in which your body was torn apart represents your lack of agency on a struggle between Anu and the Devils to possess you..." He leans in closer, pressuring you into giving an answer. "Am I right?"

You muster the energy to give an unhearty nod. Hawkodesh closes his eyes, meditating in what kind of advice to give you. "Hyenus, you are a free man. You chose to help us by your own will. I have faith that you will eventually find fulfillment in Anu's path as your mother does - it is only a matter of time and acquiring more life experience, okay?"

"We'll see" you respond, not giving much importance to his platitudes. You might be working for Anu right now, as you two share a common enemy - the demons. However, only time will tell what path you'll ultimately traverse.

For now, all you can do is train and learn more about this world... and yourself.

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Hawkodesh gives you a smile. "All I want is to help you stay on the right path, Hyenus. You may not find much value in benevolence and kindness right now, but eventually you shall understand why they are much more meaningful ideals to live by than the vacuous view that only strength and dominance matter! Gnolls are more than mere animals!"

"Alright, alright" you brush it off. "Thanks, I guess." You stare at the dwarves in front of you, trying to focus your attention into something else. Unfortunately, there's nothing pleasing about the angry dwarves and the dude with the head smashed in. How is he even alive? He must be missing like half his freaking brain...

Spreaking of brains, seeing these injured dwarves gives you a big brain idea. Why not earn their trust by using your healing spell on one of them? That's sure to make you a good, trustable gnoll in their eyes!

Obviously, you can't use Body Restoration without care. You're not sure about the limits of this spell, and you certainly don't want to make things worse for the patients, so you'll ask Hawkodesh for more information. "Hey, uh, I've got another question" you tell him, subtly changing the subject you were previously discussing. The bird nods, agreeing to drop the matter. "Let's hear it, Hyenus."

"I want to see if I can heal one of the dwarves here" you explain. "Can you tell me about the limits of Body Restoration?"

For some reason, Hawkodesh is cheered up by your words. "Ahh!" he happily exclaims. "That is a fantastic idea! It is so noble of you! See? A benevolent gnoll like you is born to be a follower of A-"

"Hawkodesh, please..." you beg him to stop.

"Oh... I-I apologize. Ahem..."

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Hawkodesh explains the limits of Body Restoration.

As with most powers granted by gods, your ability to use it to its full extent will increase with constant usage. Right now, all your Body Restoration does is restore a good portion of lost blood and close a few open wounds - in case you or the creature you're casting the spell on has any -. It's a useful spell, no doubt, but it cannot regenerate any lost limbs or organs, including brain matter.

The more you use this power, the greater its effects will become in due time. Once you have mastered it, not only you'll be able to fully heal any creature in your path - you'll also be able to restore back all their missing body parts. Since this spell can also be casted on yourself, this means you'll eventually grow an eye back. Learning this is extremely reassuring!

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"Considering your current skill with this spell... which dwarf are you going to use it on?" Hawkodesh asks you, though you're not sure how to answer him. Maybe the dwarf with the fully bandaged head who's resting two beds to your left?

All in all, it's probably best to ask the dwarves about their wounds, see which one would benefit more from Body Restoration.

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Before you can answer Hawkodesh's question, you hear the only two awake dwarves in the room talk about you. "What the hell is wrong with this gnoll, George?!" the dwarf in the front bed snarls, pointing at you. "He's been mumbling nonsense for like, FIVE minutes straight!"

His companion shrugs and closes his eyes, wrapping himself in the blanket. "I've no idea, digger. I don't speak Demonish."

"This stupid ass dog must be mustering evil incantations upon all of us!" the angry dwarf continues to yell. The other one doesn't sound too concerned, though. "Maybe, dude. Maybe."

>Greet the dwarves
>Use Body Restoration on one of the dwarves without asking
>Ignore them and stand up to explore the fortress
>Write in
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(My bad for the late update)
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>>4766211
>Greet the dwarves
>>4766213
Its alright. Did you read goblin quest by the way?
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>>4766211
>Greet the dwarves
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>>4766216
Lurked it a lot. Fun quest, I miss it
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>>4766211
Just shrug. Tell him that if you were evil, the angels back in the cave would had killed him way back then.
Leave Mr. One-Are alone and ask who wants to get healed.
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>>4766211
Greet them and tell them that you are a faithful of anu aswell and that you were merely praying. For the healing spell, I'd offer it to the dwarf bleeding from his armstump, it would be a good way to show our intentions. It's preferable that they can witness what exactly you are doing. If they ask, tell them you are a novice cleric.
If he won't let you don't use it on whoever would benefit the most.
>>4766222
this is a good argument, would he so easily discard the judgement of his own clergy which let you sleep with them?
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>>4766211
>Greet the dwarves
lets pretend we were praying to Anu's angels for help.
(We were talking to Hawkodesh so its not entirely a lie)
The dwarfs already think very little of us, they will probably not question that don't know the proper rituals.
(Which we actually dont know)
Ask them how they do it.

Dwarf: "How did YOU get chosen as champion if you don't know how to pray!?"
Hyenus: "He responded once..."
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>>4766231
do the dwarves even know we are the chosen of anu? it really doesn't look that way. If they don't know we should better downplay our role so we don't immediatly bring their massive ego and pride against us. Just tell them we are what amounts to a pilgrim on a pilgrimage.
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>>4766235
maybe, not sure
>>4763835
>"Exactly" Hawkodesh confirms your suspicion. "The fact that Anu made a gnoll His champion instead of a dwarf is bound to cause a HUGE crisis of faith, as it challenges their sense of dominion over the world. I trust that most will eventually accept His decision, but others surely won't...
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>>4766235
>"Exactly" Hawkodesh confirms your suspicion. "The fact that Anu made a gnoll His champion instead of a dwarf is bound to cause a HUGE crisis of faith, as it challenges their sense of dominion over the world.
+1, best not to make seen. They probably wouldn't believe it, but just mentioning it might earn us a blackeye,

>>4766211
Ask a Nurse if there's someone here that can help us learn how to make stronger potions, preferably ones potent enough to restore list limbs and crippling wounds. I'm not sure our Regeneration Potion is potent enough to fix missing limbs, missing eyes, or missing skulls.
>As with most powers granted by gods, your ability to use it to its full extent will increase with constant usage. Right now, all your Body Restoration does is restore a good portion of lost blood and close a few open wounds - in case you or the creature you're casting the spell on has any -. It's a useful spell, no doubt, but it cannot regenerate any lost limbs or organs, including brain matter.
>The more you use this power, the greater its effects will become in due time. Once you have mastered it, not only you'll be able to fully heal any creature in your path - you'll also be able to restore back all their missing body parts. Since this spell can also be casted on yourself, this means you'll eventually grow an eye back. Learning this is extremely reassuring!
Oh. Then I guess offer up to heal an injured dwarf that isn't crippled, since we're not skilled enough yet?
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>>4766211
>Calm down, I was just thinking out loud, I wasn't trying to summon a demon.
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>>4766235
+1 to not tell them we are the champion
>>4766242
Probably the heavily bandaged dwarves would be good.
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I wonder if Anu has multiple champions across the world... It'd be nice to know there's somebody out there we could eventually consolidate with.

Where's a young, insecure dwarf in need of friendship when you need them?

>greet the dorfs, tell them you were praying to Anu for guidance, don't bring up being a champion because you don't want your shit slapped by a bunch of crippled dwarves
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>>4766211
>Greet the dwarves
Let's explain our power. No need to say we got it from being a champion- and then we can offer to help one of them given the limitations.
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>>4766329
Also thinking about it, assuming we will be holed up in the dwarf area for a hot minute, we should probably talk with the nurses/doctors about helping out every day while we're here. Not only would we build up some good will, but it'd be an easy way to rack up some body restoration exp while we're (relatively) safe down here
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>>4766373
seems like a good plan.
the doctor probably knows who needs help
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>>4766211
>>Greet the dwarves
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>>4766211
>>Greet the dwarves
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How many more uses of Restoration do we have left, and how frequently do the uses get restocked?
If we're healthy enough to train, I dont see why we shouldnt use up Feral Speed and Light of Anu as well. Since using them more frequently will make them better?
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Did the doodle
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>>4766887
To train Light of Anu we would need something to use it against, and I highly doubt the Dwarves would allow demons into their halls.
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>>4767033
So we can't just activate both and run along the walls like a white/green gnoll rave light? Bummer.
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>>4767033
The dwarf fortress gets attacked by demon hordes constantly. We should be able to train that way
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>>4767091
That sounds kind of insane right now.
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>>4766898
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>>4767124
May be, but we can also find out how dwarves fight of f these demons firsthand, and Gnolrek is probably going to scale up the attacks from now on anyway.
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>>4766898
Noice

>>4766887
You have 1 use left. It gets restocked every 24 hours, but this time will gradually decrease as the spell levels up.
Generally, you'll only have a max of 1 use for all powers, but sooner or later, you may learn a mental (Focus) technique to 'stack' a godly power of your choice so you get 2 uses of it.

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>>4766216
>>4766217
>>4766222 (shrug, explain that the angels would've killed you if you were evil)
>>4766229 (tell them that you are a faithful of anu and that you were merely praying)
>>4766231 (pretend you were praying to Anu's angels for help)
>>4766305 (tell him to calm down, you weren't trying to summon a demon)
>>4766322 (tell them you were praying to Anu for guidance)
>>4766329 (explain your power and offer to help one of them)
>>4766488
>>4766858
>Greet the dwarves


>>4766242
Ask a Nurse if there's someone here that can help us learn how to make stronger potions. He'll explain that he's just a pilgrim


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Hyenus isn't sure if the dwarves know he's the chosen of Anu, but he won't bring it up. He'll explain he's a follower of Anu and was simply praying to angels for guidance. Depending on how the conversation goes, he'll explain his healing power and offer to help one of them.

Writing
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>>4767156
>>4767713
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>>4767713
What if we use the Anu power on the GF to weaken the remaining demonic juices in her? Would that help?
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>>4767756
I dont think so.
because of this >>4763802
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(This update is taking me a while and I don't want to stay up late again, so I'll take this night off to catch up on sleep. To compensate for it, there should be at least 2 updates tomorrow. See you soon)
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>>4768409
Dwarves be lusting over his front hole
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>>4768689
Do you mean the empty eye socket?
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>>4768695
your words not mine, but if you ask me? a hole is a hole
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>>4768409
Guys, it is time to acquire some pants.
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>>4768409
Those are some wide childbearing hips. Mmhmm. I like.
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>>4768706
Pants will just chafe our sausage wallet.
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>>4768798
Maybe, but it is worth it, as we must hide our power level.
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>>4768726
That's just his legs bowed outward tho
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>>4768798
Im sure there's enough fur it wouldn't be a problem

Sweating might
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>>4768990
Would gnolls sweat?
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>>4769031
I hope not.
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>>4768990
>>4769031
Animals with fur generally don't have as many sweat glands, but we have seen gnolls sweat so I don't know.
Also Hyenus should die of heat stroke or sweat like a pig by wearing any regular clothing unless the temperature is like 15°C because of his fur. (Although he may not die if he just has really short fur)
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>>4769109
>Gnoll quest 99
>go to hell
>die of heatstroke
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>>4769109
he's wearing an airy tunic, its probably less hot in it if its white
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>>4769120
Everything is white bruh.
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Guys, I apologize for posting retarded stuff. Now I remember that surface area also affected cooling, meaning that his gigantic ears should help him cool down and not die.
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>>4769116
more like
>Gnoll quest 99
>Day 2 at the dwarf fortress
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>>4769109

Wait what if the dwarves just use magic to cool the cave systems? seems more likely since a lot of the dwarves are wearing long sleeves and heavy gear to go fight. (suppose we'll find out when the updates happen)
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Ayo what the dog doin???
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>>4769622
Keeping his breath minty fresh bitch.
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>>4769620
Judging by the environment and what they wear, we are probably speaking of a mediterranean climate at around 20°C, so their clothing seems appropriate.
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>>4769624
Ayo but what the dog doin??
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>>4769620
Anu, the one true god of light, benevolence and temperature regulation.
>>4769576
I see no problem with this.
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>>4769576
>Be me, gnoll slave
>Have not seen the light of the sun in three years since my capture.
>Asshole dwarfs have me cleaning the toilet
>There is a comotion in the fortress
>With a bit of luck maybe they end up all dead
>Things calm down
>Lot of dwarfs got killed, less of them means less work
>That is good
>But then there is this jackass gnoll
>Its not a slave
>also talks about the stupid god the assholes have
>Uncanny ability to create shitstorms where ever he goes
>Free gnoll tries to cope with how shit he is.
>Dwarfs also hate him
>Should i triy to befriend the idiot so he sets me free?
>For now i will avoid him and all the shit he brings

>DAY 2 since he arrived
>The priest said something
>Now there is a civil war inside the fortress due to shit gnoll
>They are killing eachother and i got dragged as a meat shild
>Gnoll tries to calm everyone down
>where.do.you.think.we.are?!.png
>things escalate
>I don't want to die!
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Do these dwarves even know you're the champion of Anu? It doesn't look like that's case. Either way, you'd rather not bring that up right now. Their ego is on the clouds, and just mentioning it will probably get you punched in the face.

You'll greet the miniature humies. This is the first time you'll speak in a foreign language with the help of your Saviour's Tongue, which makes you kind of nervous, so you take a deep breath to concentrate and pick your words carefully...

"Hewwo dwarves" you greet the grumpy dwarf in front of you. Damn it, your accent is coming out weird, but hopefully it'll improve with practice. "Don't be afwaid, i was just pwaying to Anu's angews for hewp. I am a fowwowew of Anu just wike you!"

The two dwarves stop discussing to give you a dumbfounded look. The sleeping patients wake up abruptly as you speak, startled by hearing your words. "What the fuck...?" you hear the angry one mutter to himself.

Everyone looks astonished by hearing you talk. Ten eyes are laid upon you, acknowledging the gnoll in the room... but what's the big fuzz? You don't understand their reactions. You just greeted them in the most friendly manner possible. Did you do something wrong? You're slowly beginning to panic...

An awkward silence sets in for about five or ten seconds, until the patient on the farthest bed to your northwest - the bald one with the bandaged eye - breaks it with a question. "Hey! Where the hell did that gnoll learn to speak our tongue?!"

The dwarf to your left looks slightly surprised, but he quickly collects himself and answers his question. "Well... Adramus DID say this gnoll is Anu's champion, so it should know our language without having visited our fortress."

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"Don't call this fuckin' dog a champion!" the dwarf in front of you rages against his companion. "It's sacrilege! This sinful savage CANNOT be the saviour we've been waiting for! It's nothing but a filthy spy sent by the demons to stir up trouble!"

Wait... so they already heard about you being Anu's champion? You'd never have guessed with the treatment they're giving you. Maybe this one dwarf just refuses to acknolewdge the truth.

"I'm not a spy" you insist. "I am a fowwower of A-"

"Fowwowew of Anu my ass!" he vociferates furiously, giving you a death stare. "As soon as I get my hands on you, I'm gonna-"

The dwarf to your left raises his hand, interrupting the angry man's threat. "Chill, digger. The priests confirmed it was free of demonic influence when it arrived. It cannot be a spy."

"It must be hiding its evil aura!" the madman with the stupid haircut insists. "We should kill it right now!"

"You're too paranoid, Nudrak." The dwarf named George closes his eyes and rubs his forehead. "You know Anu speaks to Adramus directly, and He told him about this tribal coming to the fortress. Let's just chill and trust our prophet's judgement. Everything will be cleared up once the Council and this gnoll tell us the full story."

The accussing dwarf punches his own bed in a fit of rage and starts screaming even louder. "STOP telling me to chill, you kobold lover! We sent FOUR men to their deaths trying to rescue this hyena-dog abomination! This is the worst decision the Council has made in months!"

"Cool it, dumbass" his companion replies, frowning and covering his ears with both hands. "My eardrums can't take your shouting."

"Hadruk has a point, George" the man with the bandaged eye intervenes, siding with the ill-tempered dwarf. "Everyone knows Lightbeard was soon going to be declared the champion of Anu, but this tribal came out of nowhere to claim his title. Dunno' about you, but I think some shady stuff is going on. And the Council being so secretive 'bout everything doesn't help. The entire fortress is going mad."

The dwarf to your left remains silent for a moment before responding. "Well... yeah. It's definitely strange. I'm just sayin' we can't jump to conclusions yet. Now that the gnoll woke up, we should get some news from the higher ups, so let's just wait until then. A'ight?"

The hysterical man in front of you lowers his head and covers his face with his hands, looking both worried and defeated. "Anu save us... this is a complete disaster" you hear him whisper under his breath.

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Alright, screw this. Rather than letting this dwarf continue to make up silly theories about you, you're going to show 'em that you're not a demon follower. This is where Body Restoration comes in handy!

You stand up from the bed, and notice that you're wearing a strange white outfit covering your torso and arms. It's a tight fit. Don't they have gnoll-sized clothes around here? You'd rather just wear your trusty loincloth. Too bad it's gone.

The dwarves are startled by you moving out of the bed. "Hey! Where are you going, dog?!" the funny-haircut dwarf continues to yell, but you ignore him and speak to everybody else in the room.

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"Listen dwarves!" you say as you raise your arms, trying to speak with a better accent this time. "I know a heawing spell that can hasten your recovery! It'll cwose your wounds and restore the blood you've lost in your fights against the demons! As a gesture of good will, I want to use this spell on one of you! Who wants to get heawed?!"

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>>4769910
oh no he looks crazy
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>>4769910

hyenus your spaghetti is showing
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... but nobody responds. All you get is dubious eyes.

"I'll pass" the bald one says.

"No thanks" says the dwarf named George.

"Fuck off dog, nobody wants to get cursed" the angry dwarf snarls.

The dwarf with the fully bandaged head shakes his head.

... Nobody wants your help. Nobody.

>Go back to bed and continue resting
>Try to convince one of them to accept your aid (Persuasion roll. Can get a bonus or penalty if it's a write in)
>"Your loss, diggers" Leave and explore the fortress
>Say nothing and leave the room to explore the fortress
>Write in
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>>4769885
>"Hewwo dwarves"
KEK.
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>>4769934
>>Try to convince one of them to accept your aid (Persuasion roll. Can get a bonus or penalty if it's a write in)

"Would it make a difference if I said I might've known a gnoll who came down to this fortress every once in a while. She was the one who showed me the error of our gnollish ways...."

If they still refuse it's their loss.
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>"Your loss, diggers" Leave and explore the fortress
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>>4769950
support
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>>4769950
+1, but say we are the children of mirabelle (was our mother called like that? I do not remember).
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>>4769934
>Write in
Heal whichever awake dwarf that can't resist.
tags: healing, forced, noncon, magic play
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>>4769885
>Hewwo dwarves

Oh god we have a doge accent due to how our mouth is shaped.

WE'RE GONNA SOUND RETARDED IN EVERY TONGUE.

>>4769950
support
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>>4769975
Goddamn shitposter.
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>>4769983
Huh? Proof is in the pudding. If people don't believe ya, make 'em. I guess we could save our heal for any training mistakes too.
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>>4769950
+1, let's namedrop mom and try to make an earnest plea to be given a chance. We just want to do what's right
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>>4769934
>Say nothing and leave the room to explore the fortress
I'm pretty sure they didn't really care about our mom, so I doubt mentioning her would change anything.
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>>4769989
Here is what you get for talking "chaotic good" garbage.
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>>4770004
If we want the upgraded heal we'll be grinding xp by using this spell a lot, and to be frank our persuasion sucks. Not everydwarf that needs the gnollish lay of hands treatment is gonna just balk their pride for our convenience.

If they still refuse, we'll still likely be using it on someone else the moment their injured (or more recently injured) which will probably contribute better to showing our intentions and not a curse. If Hawkodesh is to be believed, their egos will take some work in any direction. Stubbornness on our part can be helpful.
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>>4770036
My point is that forcing good things on people is just what the dwarves do and it is not good for PR.
>>4769934
I think the problem here is that they think our healing spell is of a demonic nature. We should clarify. Also saying that we got it outright from Anu would probably make them insanely jealous and mad.
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Hyenus will namedrop his mom to see if it can earn the dwarves' trust.

>Roll 1d100 + 10 (+10 Mentioning Mirabelle). Best of 3
>DC: 85
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Rolled 54 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>4770079
rollin'

>>4770056
I see that, but they also enslave our species and have difficult or otherwise low opinions of gnolls in the first place. My point is we're going to reach a junction where asking won't serve either party well, especially if they're going to expect servility. It's not like we're not going to acquire dwarven ideals here- they've clearly been in the wrong.

In this case I'll agree that since they've already refused it would simply be a rude dude thing to do, but on the other hand the faster and better our power is proven the better off all parties are.
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>>4769979
>WE'RE GONNA SOUND RETARDED IN EVERY TONGUE.
>Get flashbacks to that one human that tried to pet Hyenus even when he sounded normal.
oh no
>>4769934
*sigh*
how did i not see this coming...
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>>4770079
In the name of our mother!
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Rolled 54 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>4770079
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>>4770086
>>4770079
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>>4770086
based success roll
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>>4770084
>>4770088
Really RNG.
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>>4770084
My man, good can only be quantified when it is measured by both parties involved, one sided good can't therefore be measured or be verified of being good at all, such as how the dwarves enslave other races and think they are doing a "good" deed.
Also being so brash would only cement their expectations, prove them wrong by being nice and well mannered.
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>>4770100
My bro, Anu literally quantified that the dwarves are "well-intentioned good gone awry and needing correction" and we agreed to help with that, and we need the levels to get our eye back. I'll support not being an out-and-out asshole about it, and in this case it's going to work out for us, but that was an 85 DC to dwarves in clear need of healing. The message is pretty darn clear that if we want good PR we're gonna need to tip the barely believing in us faction to our side, and in that process we're gonna get the hardheaded dwarves against us regardless. We'll still be helping them too, but we can't let dismissive or negligent dwarfy opinions block progress we can make.
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>>4770086
Nicely done anon.
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>>4770143
Yeah but being an asshole while helping people kind of defeats the purpose, I think it is better to take the hard path and side with the faithful dwarves or prove our worth by other means, as being an OK gnoll would save our skin, but being an absolutely exemplar gnoll would refute any dwarf on the long run.
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>>4770165
Sorry anon, I'm going to agree to disagree. Even if someone refused to be healed and we healed them I still see it as a net positive even with their given refusal. The only thing that would tank it into jerkface territory for me would be talking big to them afterwards, or holding it over their head smugly, which we'd never do. The hard path that I see is helping them become a better race, not by a huge margin, but one that actually listens to what Anu has been trying to teach them.
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>>4770188
Maybe man, it depends on the other person's opinion, but doing this kind of stuff will just get us in a lot of trouble, because we will not account for the other person's view.
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>>4770085

Anon... don't you mean, we'we gonna sound wetawded in evwee tongue?
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>>4769934
>Try to convince one of them to accept your aid (Persuasion roll. Can get a bonus or penalty if it's a write in)
It's not like they got anything to lose from accepting. The sooner they're out of bed, the sooner they get to kick demonic asses.
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>>4770195
This is a tangent since the act has already been settled rapturously in our favor. But, Marginally different ideals are the ones that clash the hardest, because ultimately they meet on the same road and turn closely to the same curves. Which is a dramatic way to say this is inevitable and in our case likely the secondary conflict of this fortress. We know their views, their disastrous history, their hubris and ego, their god (now ours too) told us all about them. We've already expected to gain their good will with good deeds and for them to train us, but if we're actually going to go through this whole champion business for a better world then at multiple points and soon their self serving stubbornness will be in direct conflict with what Anu wants us to do. So, trouble is what we're already in.

How I see it is that based on what Anu and Luna have told us about the dwarves we kind of have to be the operative opinion maker. We can't just simply do good things and show off Anu's power to build support, because that's only a foundation, we have to be a motivating force in a particular direction. An actual Champion. That's going to get somebody's opinions stomped on, from their perspective, but when that perspective is, say, slavery and centuries of genocide, I don't believe we should avoid what Anu thinks of those things if we want to honor at least half our blessing. It's not like I'm going to say we should park our fuzzy arse on a podium and start being excessively jesus like, but we were sent here to train to defeat hell itself. Paraphrasing, but Anu outright told us being his champion would mean going to the dwarves to show them that they are wrong, and that their opinions are bad. He gave us a whole spiel about it. The state of this region of the world is largely the result of their thinking.

After or during our training we can choose to ignore all the bad parts of dwarfdom, but that's also kind of missing the point of why we beaome Anu's champion. Isn't it? Hopefully we get access to one of their leaders soon to ask them specific questions about how they view their faith and what they'll do after demons are vanquished from the world (get their hard perspective). Because, frankly, their problems will be self-perpetuating until they're convinced that a lot of their culture is wrong.

After learning what they feel then in reverence oo Anu we can proceed to make the hardest choices that require the strongest wills.
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>>4769906
GNOLL BREEDING HIPS
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These dwarves and their silly sense of pride... well, to be fair, gnolls are similar. You doubt that you and other pack members would want to be healed by a humie, and these little men probably feel the same way about your kind. It doesn't help that they don't trust you given the circumstances, but maybe they'll be less suspicious if you mention that you're Mom's son. They should remember her, as she used to visit this fortress in a regular basis. It's worth a try...

"Wouwd it make a diffewence if I said I might've known a gnoll who came down to this fowtwess every once in a while?" Goddammit, your stupid accent is making this sound less serious than it really is, but you have no option but to continue. "She was my mother Miwabelle."

The dwarves' eyes lighten up as you mention Mom's name. "You're Mirabelle's son?!" the George dwarf asks with a surprised tone. "Yeah, I'm Hyenus" you introduce yourself. There is a sudden silence in the room as the dwarves' gazes meet each other's. They weren't expecting that sort of information.

"False gods be damned! Who would've known this is her offspring!" the bald dwarf exclaims, looking at you up and down. "Why did she stop coming to visit us, tribal?"

"She... she was abducted by humans" you explain, feeling a bit sad as you recall those memories. It's a odd feel to know that these people met your mother once. You wish she told you about them when you were still a kid. "I don't know how she died, but she became an angel of Anu and spoke to me. It was she who showed me the ewwow of ouw gnowwish ways."

The dwarf lowers his head and grunts. "Grrr... those human bastards keep killing followers of Anu to this day." He lets out a sigh and raises his eyebrows, averting his gaze off you to talk to his fellow dwarves. "At least we set her in the right path, boys. I ain't no history expert, but she must be the FIRST gnoll to be converted in all time. Some of her kind do have hope, after all."

"Why would you trust anything this dog says, you gullible idiot?!" the grumpy dwarf jumps in, attempting to discredit your testimony. "I bet it's all lies! The tribe that female gnoll belonged to probably found out she visited us and killed her, then sent one of their own to spy on us with a false cover story! Maybe it was a Devil who spoke to the prophet Adramus instead of Anu!"

"That's not true! I swear I'm Miwabelle's son!" you insist on trying to get the dwarves to trust you, but it's no use. "Silence, demon dog! I'll give you a taste of my shoe!" the skeptical little man yells back at you. The dwarf to your left facepalms and audibly sighs, tired of his companion's silly theories. "For Harfid's sake, digger. You're more paranoid than ever today."

"And with good reason!" the angry dwarf vociferates. "Don't you see how ridiculous this whole ordeal is?! A GNOLL has been declared Anu's champion! I can't believe some of you actually entertain the notion! Anu would NEVER pick a non-dwarf as His hand of justice!"

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"Why does nobody bewieve I want to help? Let me pwove I have good intentions by heawing you" you try once more to convince at least one of the dwarves to let you use Body Restoration on them...

The dwarf to your left stares at you intensely in the eyes for a moment, then speaks to his skeptical companion. "Look, man. I REALLY doubt this gnoll is makin' it up. I dunno' if its kind shares the same lying cues as we do, but it just doesn't give a bad vibe at all."

A sarcastic grin appears on the other dwarf's face. "Let him heal you then" he says with irony in his voice. "Let the dog throw a curse on you that not even Adramus himself can lift."

"Alright, screw this." The dwarf to your left removes the blanket off him and lifts his white clothing, revealing his exposed and bandaged torso. He raises his left hand and signals you to come over. "Do what you need to do, gnoll. I'm ready."

Everyone in the room is shocked by the dwarf's decision to trust you. The angry man's grin completely disappears. "Wait, what? You aren't seriously going to let that dog cast a spell on you, right?!"

"I'm doing this just to spite you digger" he responds. "If nothing bad happens, you owe me a beer." The other dwarf remains silent for a moment before replying. "... Alright, It's your skin, dude. Don't say I didn't warn you."

Finally, your insistence has paid off!

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You approach the injured dwarf, then raise your hands in the air and start focusing your curative powers in your palms. A worried look suddenly appears on his face. "Uh, I don't know man, I'm starting to regret th-"

Too late! As soon as the spell is ready, you expel all the accumulated energy onto the dwarf! "BODY WESTOWATIOOOON!!!"

A semi-transparent ball of light appears on the dwarf's body, illuminating the room's enclosure. The patients are astonished by the flashy view! "What the hell is THAT?!" the dwarf with the bandaged eye shouts aloud!

>+1 EXP to Body Restoration
>No uses left, restocks in 24 hours

>+3 Focus EXP

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>>4770679
OwO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mBqm8uO4Cg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGDH3meSPyk
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"Done" you say as you finish casting the spell. "How do you feel?!" the grumpy dwarf immediately asks. "Are you in pain? Do you feel your soul leaving your body?!"

The surprised dwarf glances at you, then back at his bandage. "I... I feel pretty good, actually. The pain is completely gone." He places his hand on his forehead, letting out a sigh of relief. "Phew... you weren't lying, gnoll. That's an interesting spell."

The dwarf tries to get up from bed. His movements are slow, and his muscles are clearly atrophied, but he eventually manages to stand on his feet. "Well, I still need some recoverin' left to do" he admits. "But this is much, much better than before." The dwarf meets your eyes. "Uh... thanks, I guess. I just hope this doesn't come back to bite me in the ass later, like one of em' delayed curses or somethin'."

"Twust me, I didn't do you any harm" you try to reassure him. "All the spew does is heaw your wounds. That's aw."

"I... I have some trouble understanding your accent, gnoll. But I get what you're sayin'. It's harmless." He sighs in relief. "Okay... I'll take your word for it."

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"You owe me a beer, Nudrak" the dwarf tells the grumpy man sitting on bed, who just grunts. "Hmph! What a fool you are, George. You're going to regret this soon enough!"

The healed dwarf heads to the exit of the room. "Where are you going?" the bald resting man asks him.

"Got tired of y'all diggers, I'm going home" he responds as he leaves, disappearing from everyone's view.

... ... ...

... Well, that's it. You managed to earn one dwarf's trust enough so he lets you heal him while others witness your good deed. That's an advancement in your relationship with this fortress' residents.

You notice that the dwarf in the leftmost corner of the room - the one with his head fully wrapped up - is signaling you to approach. Maybe he changed his mind after what he just saw and wants you to heal him now. Too bad he missed the chance, as you spent your only charge for the healing spell, and now you'll have to wait an entire day until you can use it again.

1) Choose one of these options:
>"Sorry, I can only use this spell once a day"
>"You missed your chance, digger. I can only use this power every twenty four hours"
>Say nothing
>Write in

2) Then regarldess of the above, choose what to do afterwards:
>Leave to explore the fortress
>Go after the dwarf that just left the room to ask him something (Write in)
>Go back to bed and rest
>Write in
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>>4770701
>"Sorry, I can only use this spell once a day. Tomorrow I'll be sure to heal you up as best as I can."
>Leave to explore the fortress
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>>4770701
1) option 2
2) option 1
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>>4770701
>Write in
Hear out what he has to say, then do this vvv
>"Sorry, I can only use this spell once a day"
Inform the three conscious dwarves that we might be able to heal one of them tomorrow if nothing serious happens then. We'll start with the top left dwarf tomorrow, then anyone else if they want it the day after.

>Write in
Investigate the set of eyes in the small hole. Be it a new friend?
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>>4770701
>sorry its only once a day, but I will come back tomorrow.
>Go after the dwarf that just left the room to ask him something (Write in)
Ask him if he knows where we can find daitza.
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>>4770263
>We should oppose when the dwarves are doing immoral stuff.
No shit sherlock, but all i'm saying is that forcing stuff on people while not accounting for them is a shitty method of doing good deeds.
Some people just don't want help desu, and unless their actions are negatively affecting others, you shouldn't help them.
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>>4770703
+1ing this
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>>4770701
>QM posts at 4 am
Do we deserve this?
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>>4770701
>>"Sorry, I can only use this spell once a day"
>Leave to explore the fortress
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>>4770703

+1
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>>4770701
+1
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>>4771111
meant +1 >>4770703
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>>4770994
Okay, here's a QM compromise: there won't be any updates outside the schedule I posted here >>4762942. No exceptions, unless I change the schedule itself for any reason. No more 4:00 AM posting from now on.
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>>4771135
>Potentially less GM updating.
Oh no bros...
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>>4771135
Whatever works. Don't sacrifice health for posts, that road always ends in tragedy.
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>>4769885
>Hewwo
Burn in holy fire.I wish nothing but death upon you, drop dead.
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>>4771144
It is better than him getting burnout and forcing a hiatus.
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>>4771135
Don't feel pressured to post if irl is getting in the way. I'd always take constant but slow quality over quantity.
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>>4770703
>>"Sorry, I can only use this spell once a day"
Support this.
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>>4771135
He meant that you're overworking yourself. Keep steady more than fast m8. Avoid the QM curse.
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>>4770701
>"Sorry, I can only use this spell once a day right now"
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i wonder if hyenus knows what a beer is.
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>>4771760
Probably not, there is only one gnoll on our tribe who knows how to cook at all, and making beer would require cooking knowledge greater than making meat stew.
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>>4771848
I don't think that is exactly true - Natasha (was that her name?) - was the only Gnoll to cook with spices, but the other members of the tribe cooked and stuff. You are almost certainly right about him not knowing anything about beer, however.
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No one else interested about the mouse looking at up at the bottom right?
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>>4771897
Well, I meant that while putting rabbits over a campfire classifies as cooking, only one of them is actually skilled at cooking. My bad for the hyperbole.
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>>4771909
The one next to the grumpy pompadwarf? Don't feel like going through the logistics there, personally.
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>>4771939
Is that wise though? Remember how
there was a goofy looking crow just wandering around, watching us? Remember how that ended? Im just saying.
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>>4770703
1+

Fast updates, thanks QM. Based thread is based.
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>>4772204
It isn't based until we reach maximum fanservice.

rollan for fanservice
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You're about to explain to the bandaged man that you can't... hey, wait a minute! Is that a rat in the little wall crack over there? Its shiny little eyes are visible from here!

Do fortress rats taste differently from forest rats? There's only one way to find out! You kneel and start approaching the little hole... but the pompous man resting on bed signals you to stop. There's fury in his gaze. "I swear to Anu if you come ONE inch closer, I'll turn you into a fucking carpet"

"A cawpet? What's that?" you ask the angry dwarf, but he returns a grunt and a VERY dangerous look. Damn it... you doubt he can do anything to you in his wounded state, but you'd rather not get on anyone's bad side right now, so you do as he asks and leave him alone. There's probably more accessible food somewhere else.

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You head to the exit of the room, excited to begin your adventure in the fortress... but of course, not before explaining to the wrapped up dwarf why you can't help him with his injuries.

"Sorry, I can only use this spell once a day. Tomorrow I'll be sure to heal you up as best as I can." The man lowers his hand. He looks visibly disappointed, but otherwise seems to take your bad news well.

As soon as you put a foot outside the room, the voice of the dwarf with the bandaged eye reaches your ears. "Where you going, tribal?"

"I want to explowe the fo... FOR-tress" you explain, doing your best to speak with a good accent and not like a weird grown up baby. "Is that okay?"

"Go to the dining hall" the dwarf commands you. "It's breakfast time, so the entire fortress is gathered there. Everyone must know you woke up.. Do not go anywhere else."

"Uh... what's a diwing ha- HALL?" you ask, wondering about all these strange words the dwarves keep using that you don't understand the meaning of. Beer? Carpet? Dining hall? What's next?

The dwarf stares at you without saying anything, then a tired sigh escapes his lips. "Look, just follow my directions. Once you leave this room, go to your left and keep walking straight until you can only go to your right. Then follow that path straight until you can only go left. Keep walking in a straight line, and you'll arrive at the Dining Hall. Simple as."

"I... uh, I think I got it" you answer. "Thanks."

You leave the room, trying to remember the dwarf's directions. You still want to find Daitzsa and know for how long you've been asleep for, but hopefully these questions will be answered soon, when you chat with a more willing and friendly dwarf.

Suddenly, Hawkodesh's happy voice echoes in your head. "You did great, Hyenus! This is a fantastic start! I shall leave things to you from now on and take the role of a silent observer, but know that I will always be there in case you need my insight. May Anu bless the road we will walk on!"

2/5
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You pass by other rooms that also have injured dwarves resting on beds, as well as nurses that get terrified as soon as they lay their eyes on the walking gnoll wandering around, but otherwise nobody bothers to stop you.

A minute or two fly by as you navigate through the fortress' halls. This place is extremely confusing to traverse - there are many different paths to take, and all of them look exactly the same. If it weren't for the dwarf's directions, you'd easily get lost in this maze.

The air here is hot and slightly dusty. You'd love to breathe in the fresh air of the woods and stare at the beautiful blue sky, but neither things are possible while you're here. You wonder how the dwarves haven't gotten mad of living in this location for so many years...

Along the way, you find wooden rectangular objects strung up in walls. They have paintings on them that depict what you think is dwarves killing demons, as well as fruits, surreal landscapes and other objects you've never seen in your life before. It helps to break the gray monotony of the halls.

There aren't many dwarves around here... most of them must be in the dining hall, as the dwarf explained. The idea that you're about to meet up with hundreds of little humies in a single room makes you a bit anxious. If your friend was here, it'd be much easier to face these new experiences...

Eventually, you stumble upon the first wall in front of you. Remembering the man's directions, you go to your right...

3/5
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Wow! There are many dwarves in this path! And judging by their figures and lack of beards, they're all females!

The women were talking to each other before you appeared, but as soon as you did, all of them went silent. They get as far away from you as possible, some of them with a worried look on their faces. Some of them whisper into each other's ears, talking behind your back while giving you a suspicious look...

"Psst! Isn't that the gnoll they rescued two days ago? What is it doing here?"

"Why don't you ask him?!"

"What?! No! You do it!"

4/6
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As you hear the women's comments, your movements become clumsy and erratic. Being judged by female dwarves feels just as uncomfortable as being judged by women of your species... some things are just universal and independent of the species.

You try to ignore them and continue heading to the dining hall, but suddenly, one of the women blocks your path. The black-haired dwarf crosses her arms, adopts a confident pose and bluntly throws you a question, unintimidated by your gnollish presence. "Are you a domestic or a public servant?"

"I... what? Excuse me?" you mutter, having trouble understanding what she's talking about. Why is she asking if you're a servant?

5/6
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>>4772300
TIME FOR DIPLOMACY
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>>4772300
>tfw women don’t like us again
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The prideful female eyes you up and down, as if you were some sort of inferior being standing before her. Or at least, that's the impression she's giving you. "No, you cannot be a domestic servant." she says without meeting your gaze...

"Wait here. Do not move." She walks away, leaving you alone with the other women in the hall who just give you weird looks. You're not sure if to leave or wait for her as she asked... but before you can come to a decision, she returns not a minute after, this time holding a metal artifact in her hands.

"Put this on your neck and go to the servant quarters underground" she says, handing you the object. "This floor is for DWARVES and DOMESTIC SERVANTS ONLY. I shall NOT forgive this offense a second time."

>"I am Anu's champion, lady. Not a servant."
>Ignore her and continue to the dining hall
>Put on the collar
>Flirt
>Write in
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>>4772316
>"I am Anu's champion, lady. Not a servant."
If questioned, we can flash the wings.
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>>4772316
>>4772318
Support.
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>>4772316
>>Flirt
Funny
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>>4772316
>"Underground? You need to be more specific than that"
We do a little trolling
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>>4772316

>"I am Anu's champion, lady. Not a servant."
>>4772322 Also supporting this
>Gently brush her off and continue towards the dining hall.

Btw anyone notice she looks like angry pompadour guy?
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>>4772316
>Flirt
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>>4772316
>"I am Anu's champion and son of Mirabelle. Not a servant. The dwarf with the bandaged eyes told me to go to the dining hall. Is this not it?"
Lets be stern but not too rude we want respect not hate.
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>>4772329
This +1. Let’s not get too cocky bros
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>>4772316
>>4772329
Changing to this, but still activate our wings if she doesn't believe us.
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>>4772318
Wait, if we sprout our wings from our back, will we destroy the shift we are wearing? Aren't we naked underneath it? Flashing a room full of flustered female dwarfs is probably not the best play here.

>>4772316
Tell her that Adarmus (some authority figure referenced in >>4769885) has recognized you as Anu's champion, that the Council (presumably the ruling authority referenced in >>4769899) sent out a party to bring you into the fortress. If you were not supposed to be on this floor, or wearing a collar, then you would have woken up "Underground" wearing that collar. Explain to her and the other dwarfs that you had been told to present yourself in the "dining hall".

Only if she tries to physically stop us, then flash the wings ... or alternatively, see if Hawkodesh can manifest outside of ourselves. No doubt they would respect him more than us.
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>>4772316
>write in

“I may not look like someone worthy of your respect, but I am not putting that collar on. If you let me go, I’ll prove to you that I am your equal, and I don’t need that collar.”
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>>4772322
Changing vote to this. Troll all prideful dwarves
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>>4772322
>>"Underground? You need to be more specific than that"
Perfect
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>>4772335
Change from this to this:
>>4772322
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>>4772341
+1
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>>4772322
>>4772325
>>4772345
>>4772346
>>4772349

> Anon making a retarded write-in and other anons piling onto it for the LOLs

This is exactly what caused us to attack Gnolrek's eye in the cave and almost get Daitsza killed.
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>>4772358
Yes, I remember that vote fondly.
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>all these votes
There's being put into the Book of Grudges, through no fault of your own, and then there's this.
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>>4772358
The bitch is literally trying to make us wear a collar
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>>4772358
Man, this quest wouldn't be the same any other way.
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>>4772316
Been meaning to ask you QM what do you use to draw all this speedy fast? Do you have a bamboo tablet or something?
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>>4772316
Gonna try to stem the floor by supporting >>4772342.
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>>4772358
You are saying that like its a bad thing.
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Can everyone who doesn't support antagonizing our allies all combine our votes? I think these two are the best options.
>>4772329
>>4772341
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>>4772341
+1 to this
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>>4772485
No, those options make us sound like pricks.
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>>4772341
+3
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>>4772321
>>4772346
You know what? switching to the write in.
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>>4772316
>Rape
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>>4772726
Bonk
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I'm cool with the funny write-in as long as we also add in that we're the champion or add some other bit when she inevitably gets angry/brushes past it and continues to insist we're slaves, or worse calls guards over or some shit
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>>4772735
We do even more trolling.
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>>4772322
Utterly genius. +1.
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Conjure our wings if this 4 foot bitch refuses reason. I don't think they'll destroy our clothes but if they do, utterly fail to not slip a boner as is tradition.
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>>4772316
>"At least allow me to introduce myself, I am Hyenus, son of Maribel, and unless some of you dwarves are pulling an intricate prank on me, I am the current champion of Anu, maybe you can ask someone higher up among your ranks to verify that or deny it, but for now though, your doubt is understandable."

>Pretend to not understand what she said or to not have listened and put it on your left wrist..
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Also:
>DON'T bring your wings out.
>DON'T flirt.
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>>4772316
why is the flirt option there qm, what are you trying to make us do
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>>4772847
The same thing we do every day, Pinky.

TRY TO GIVE THEM THE KNOT.
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>>4772341
Support.
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>>4772865
>>4772847
>KNOTTED
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Am I the only one who wants to wear the collar UwU
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>>4772873
I want to curb stomp your skull into the fucking pavement.
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>>4772873
You make me regret moralfagging.
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>>4772870
The qm is going to punish us for our sins
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>>4772870
Add
>DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.
to my vote.
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>>4773310
Do you have any idea how hard it is to not think about something?
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>>4773325
What?
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>>4773310
thinking about not thinking about something is still thinking about it if you think about it
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>>4772341
+11111111111
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>>4772372
Typically dwarves being ignorant. It wont help us if they get offended by weird Knoll dick anatomy.

>>4772321
>>4772322
>>4772325
>>4772326
>>4772345
>>4772346
>>4772349
>>4772369
>>4772647
>>4772726
>>4772753
>>4772768
Why the flirting or trolling? Doesnt the knoll have a GF now? Why the trolling? Wont the troll get offended, write down the offence in the book of grudges, and tell her Mr. so he can come kick out ass?
Isnt offending the short stack woman counterintuitive to building up a posative rapport with the dwarves for the long term goal of making them slightly less shitty?

>>4772865
>>4772870
go to gorny jail
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>>4773351
Forgot my roll
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>>4773381
Flirting =/= seducing
trolling because it would be hillarious and wouldnt make us sound like entitled pricks. I imagine we would look like the image here >>4763835
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>>4773406
A funny idea, but not a good one at that.

I have a gut feeling that there's one weirdo dwarf in this fortress that's into gnolls. I am worried.
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>>4773438
If that is the case we can kiss Daitza in front of him/her if it is such a problem.
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>>4773494
With tongue? How do gnolls? Kiss anyways? They got those snoots.
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>>4773503
Booping I guess?
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>>4773438
>I have a gut feeling that there's one weirdo dwarf in this fortress that's into gnolls. I am worried.
You mean our real dad?
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>>4773503
But I do know that it was done before.
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>>4773503
Here is how they do it.
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>>4773549
>tfw Hyenus is a runt because he got dwarf genes
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Hey anons, something came up today and I'll be free relatively late, so I'll do my best to get at least 2 updates done for tomorrow instead of the usual daily one. I'll still count the votes so far though.

>>4772388
I use a mouse and Paint.net for all the pics.

>>4772847
It's the joke approach that leads to obvious bad results that you'd probably find funny.

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>>4772318 (flash wings if questioned)
>>4772325
>>4772329 (add in that you're son of Mirabelle and that a dwarf sent you to the dining hall)
>>4772336 (add in that you're son of Mirabelle and that a dwarf sent you to the dining hall, and flash wings if still questioned)
>"I am Anu's champion, lady. Not a servant."


>>4772341
>>4772354
>>4772515
>>4772523
>>4772866
>Tell her that Adarmus has recognized you as Anu's champion, that the Council sent out a party to bring you into the fortres, and if you were not supposed to be on this floor, or wearing a collar, then you would have woken up "Underground" wearing that collar
>Explain to her and the other dwarfs that you had been told to present yourself in the "dining hall"
>Flash wings if she tries to physically stop you, or see if Hawkodesh can manifest outside yourself


>>4772842 (also against flirting and bringing your wings out)
>"At least allow me to introduce myself, I am Hyenus, son of Maribel, and unless some of you dwarves are pulling an intricate prank on me, I am the current champion of Anu, maybe you can ask someone higher up among your ranks to verify that or deny it, but for now though, your doubt is understandable."
>Pretend to not understand what she said or to not have listened and put it on your left wrist


>>4772322
>>4772325 (gently brush her off and continue towads the dining hall)
>>4772345
>>4772346
>>4772349
>>4772647
>>4772768
>"Underground? You need to be more specific than that"


>>4772321 (same anon as >>4772647 ?)
>>4772326
>Flirt


>>4772396
“I may not look like someone worthy of your respect, but I am not putting that collar on. If you let me go, I’ll prove to you that I am your equal, and I don’t need that collar.”


>>4772726
>Rap

====================

Okay, if I'm counting the votes right, 10 anons (the first ten IDs) want to explain that you're Anu's champion and not a servant. I'm counting the write in about Adramus and the Council as picking the default talk option but with much more information added and worded differently, as the main point is still there: you're the champion of Anu and not a servant.

That would be 10 votes vs 7 for trolling the dwarf. This means the informative / serious approach is winning, but I'll still leave the votes open until tomorrow at 14:00 PM (EST) in case anyone changes their minds.
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>>4772316
>>"Underground? You need to be more specific than that"
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>>4774194
>Rap
Ayo dawg my name hyenus, and I’m here to say, I love gnoll pussy but a dwarf is okay.
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>>4774194
The orange ip is the one i have in school, while the green in is at home.
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Hyenus got wide birthing hips
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>>4774194
Timezones still confusing me, when is your tommorow?
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>>4774194

>>4771135

GM pls no kill self with overburden.
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>>4774785
He's asking for it at this point by not wearing pants. Presenting that big juicy ass for whoever man enough to claim him.
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>>4774785
>>4775263
Did the world really survive 2012? Or is this world now just a sick personal hell, is all of humanity now punished by having to endure the existence of such foul beings who masquerade as men, yet say things that are anti-thesis to such?
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>>4774785
>>4775263
I want to stomp on your windpipes and carve out your eyes with a rusty spoon.
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>>4775263
You will never be a woman
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>>4774785
Built for Big Dwarf Cock
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>>4774194
you there gnollqm?
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>>4776362
Yea I'm here. Next update will be ready in about 2 hours
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>>4776362
I miss Kobolet
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Another arrogant dwarf that looks down upon gnolls, huh? Anu and Mom were right about them - they're very prideful creatures. This woman seems to ignore who you are, or doesn't care, just like the grumpy dwarf from before. Good thing you were prepared to face this kind of situation.

The servant quarters 'underground' she says, as if the entire fortress wasn't underground already! You'd love to point that out to this funny shorty, but being a smartass is a sure way to make enemies, especially with your already doubtful reputation as the gnoll claiming to be their god's champion.

1/5
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As she notices that you still haven't picked the metal collar on her hands, the frown on her face becomes more pronounced, and her tone more severe. "Are you deaf? Do you have those huge ears as mere decoration? Put this collar on, or I will call the guards at once!"

"Cawm down, wady" you explain in your unique, but stupid accent. The woman in front of you doesn't even flinch, but the others watching the scene are taken aback by your words. "He... he can speak our tongue?!" you hear a feminine voice say. "But how? This is the first time it comes to this fortress!"

The arrogant dwarf glances at the whispering women around her, raising an eyebrow in confusion. "Is there a problem?" she asks, unable to hear their comments due to her smaller dwarf ears.

Alright, it's time to explain yourself. She's seemingly uninformed of who you are, so you'll start there. "Listen, wady" you speak with a calm and collected voice, as well as doing your best to pronounce the dwarven words correctly - which is no small challenge. "Adarmus has recognized me as-"

"It's ADRAMUS, you ignorant dog" she interrupts you in the middle of your sentence. Her attention to such a minimal mistake takes you off your focus for a second, but you quickly brush it off and continue with the explanation. "Fine... *Adramus* has recognized me as Anu's champion."

The moment you mention that you're the champion, the woman opens her mouth in mild surprise. "The Council sent out a pawty to bring me into the fowtress" you elaborate further. "If I was not supposed to be on this fwoor, or wearing a collar, then I would have woken up ""undewground"" wearing that collar."

2/5
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For some reason, the woman doesn't look too happy with your clarification on the matter...

"I do not like your pompous tone, dog" she speaks up with an annoyed voice, placing her left hand on her hips. "You are in NO place to explain anything to me. I am perfectly aware of the current circumstances - I simply did not recognize you at first. All gnolls look exactly the same."

A dead silence sets in, but you can still hear the spectators' gossips from here. "That gnoll speaks with a lot of confidence" a voice reaches your ears. "It's the first time a gnoll talks like that to mistress Elizabeth..."

The mistress lets out an audible sigh. "Anyway..." she brushes it off. "So you are the creature who has been stirring up all this chaos in the fortress." With her arms crossed, she eyes you up and down. Something on her gaze tells you she doesn't like what she sees."Tell me your name" she orders you.

"I'm Hyenus" you introduce yourself. The dwarf tilts her head to the side and gives you a confused look. You notice that some of the women encircling you have a similar reaction. "Hyenus? There is nothing that says 'hyena' about your looks" she remarks. "You are more resembling of a dog."

"Blame my dad for giving me that name" you joke around, trying to soften her up a little bit. "He's also called Hyenus. And so is my grandpa, and my grand-grand-"

"What are you doing here?" she bluntly interrupts you in the middle of your story. "Where are you going?"

"A dwarf told me to present myself in the 'dining hall' or something" you answer her question. "Is this the right way?"

"Yes" she nods without meeting your gaze. "But I shall not let a gnoll wander these halls alone. I don't care what Adramus says - your kind is dangerous."

3/5
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>>4776674
Still kinda wonder if other gods and spirits can stack on top of Hyenus if Anu isn't opposed to them.
Luna's blessings seemed to still be with us when she was corporal, so that's probably the case.

But really wondering because dunno how dwarves would react if they knew we could hold/were given the blessings of multiple deities
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The woman retrieves a strange artifact from one of her pockets. Holding it in one hand, she shakes the object, which emits a rumbling sound you've never heard in your life before. It resonates in your ears, causing you some mild discomfort...

"It hurts my eaws" you say, trying to get her to stop. But she simply orders you to shut up. "Shhh! Don't speak unless spoken to!"

4/5
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>>4776674
>I don't care what Adramus says - your kind is dangerous
Cool. A chaperone. This is fine and expected.

>>4776684
I wonder the same thing too. I think if the deities/spirit are too different, they might get angry with us.
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>>4776687

AAAHhhhh let me smack this bitch!!!
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>>4776687
We should have trolled her anons
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>>4776699
Shes a mistress. The situation suchs, but it could be so much worse if we took the piss out her.
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>>4776704
>>4776699
Triple dubs don’t lie
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A minute flies by, and she's still shaking that damn thing around! All you want is to grab it out of her hands and throw it away as far as possibl-

"You called, Mistress?"

A soft, child-like voice interrupts your internal tantrum. You turn around and meet with a very unexpected sight: it's a kobold! This fortress has delicious kobold servants!

Without looking at the tasty-looking lizard, the woman gives it an order. "Freya, take this gnoll to the dining hall. If it does something suspicious, call for the guards"

"As you wish, Mistress" the young kobold responds.

It's no dogbold, but a kobold is a kobold, and your stomach is growling! Eating this little creature in these circumstances would be a terrible idea, though...

>Explain that you can go to the dining hall alone
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
>Write in
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>>4776708
Why?
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Rolled 17 (1d100)

>>4776712
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)

Be strong, Hyenus! Don't fuck up now!
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>>4776712

"Lady, why are you sending me with what is basically one of a gnoll's natural prey?"
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>>4776712
OH FUCK BROS

>write in
>ask for hawkodesh’s help in suppressing our urges
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>>4776712
>Write in
Ask Lady Elizabeth if a dwarf guard would be more suitable. Surely a strong and noble dwarf warrior would be more mightier that the soft servant, we would certainly not try anything under their custody.
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>>4776724
+1

>>4776718
Son you fucked up
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>>4776724
This only through god can we pray the unnatural urges away
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>>4776732
It's probably best of 3, some other people should roll!
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>>4776724
Remember what dink did!
Befriend the prey so you dont want to eat it.
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>>4776712
Back away in abject horror to the situation you've been put in, as if the universe is mocking you.
"...Mistress, I don't mean to be rude... But this is the equivalent of asking a worm to escort a bird. My instincts are screaming at me right now."
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>>4776712
>Write in
Try changing you're desire to consume to the desire to pet. It's kinda cute.
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>>4776724
+1 Ask for Hawkodesh to put a leash on our primeval cannibalistic urges.

Why the fuck would Anu have picked us as a champion our very race is so unkosher in its inclination.
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>>4776752
found the dwarf
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>>4776756
Just wait until it turns out there's multiple champions of Anu across the world.

And not a single of them is a dwarf.
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>>4776761
Think the champion is a one time position, or else gnolrek would've been handing out the opportunity before we declined.

As for why Anu took us, I think it's been made clear that there is something special about us, both by the dream and by Daitzsa- as well as other indicators.

It seems we are quick to obtain powers, improve at skills at a rapid rate, etc. I'm guessing we have some sort of factor that gives us 'extremely high potential', and Gnolrek was and Anu is betting on that potential
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>>4776718
>>4776735
Yeah it's best of 3, but I'll ask for the rolls only if the choice is picked by most anons
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>>4776712
Oh god he drew it cute
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>>4776768
Ah my bad, apologies qm. Will remember that for the future
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>>4776771
It's okey, I shoulda specified that.
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>>4776768
Will we get a -10 penalty from the one eye?
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>>4776712
Follow the kobold, but plug your nose and look at the ceiling until you reach the dining hall. This will make it easier to focus. Also ask hawkodesh for advice
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>>4776787
Nope
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>>4776787
If anything, we should get a +10 because that’s one less eye to see the kobold with
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>>4776792
Very well a 50 dice roll should be doable with a best of 3.
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
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>>4776712
Could always tear our clothes and blindfold ourselves.

Or LITERALLY just take our eye patch and put it over the other eye while pluggin our nose.
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>>4776712
>>Write in
Explain to the dwarf to get another one to guide us, someone less edible and tasty.
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>>4776712
If we roll, what modifiers will we have? I’m assuming that we get a boost from our focus skill, and from any techniques mentioned in write-ins
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>>4776807
>dwarfs calls gnolls dangerous
>we tell her we want to eat a child
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>>4776814
You get a bonus from the focus skill, plus another bonus (or penalty) if there's a write in to do or think about something that makes it easier to resist your urges.
If there is no write in, then it's basically just using your raw willpower to resist.
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>>4776830
Think sad thoughts about how our village betrayed us in the ignorance. Can they be saved before they are made into sacrifices?
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>>4776830
Talk to her, ask her name and how she got to the fortress
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>>4776704
The fuck does that mean, we’re the mother fucking CHAMPION. What we say GOES. And I say we do a little TROLLING.
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>>4776712
CARRY THEM BOTH TO THE DINING HALL,NO BITCH ASS DWARF TELLIN ME WHAT DO SHIEEET
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>>4776960
Dont worry man we will get her next time.
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>>4776712
>>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
and
>>4776724
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>>4776764
If “champion” was a one time position then Gnolrek probably wouldn’t have wasted it on Gunyx. Then again, it’s possible that Gunyx’s stupidity actually makes him a better candidate in Gnolrek’s eyes, or that Gnolrek is desperate to stop us, or that Gunyx isn’t actually Gnolrek’s champion quite yet
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>>4776712
Do we even know where the dining hall is?
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>>4777126
We got directions before we left the hospital.
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>>4776712
>Write in
RESIST THE URGE
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god you guys are dumb for trying anything that needs a roll

>>4776724
support
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>>4776724
+1
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>>4776724
+1 make pet shop useful
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>>4759800
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WHAT THE FUCK, HOW DID I MISS THIS
TELL ME WHAT I MUST DRAW, MY MASTER AWAKENED MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>4777337
something wholesome with hyenus, hawkodesh, and this slave kobold I suppose
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>>4777337
Me giving Hyenus the pounding of his life. I want the pain visibly etched in his features.
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>>4777337
Draw your artist's interpretation of these:
>4774785
>4777383
>4775972
degenerates on a cross, where they belong.
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>>4777406
>>4774785
>>4777383
>>4775972
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>>4777361
it shall be done in the near future please bear with me, i didn't expect to see this thread today
>>4777383
please face the wall now
>>4777406
very tempting
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>>4777519
Caeser, another one for the cross.
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It would be nice if the Jannies actually did something to stop degeneracy here, this is supposed to be a blue board.
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>>4777634
>the do it for freer’s
>cleaning up anything other than things they don’t like
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>>4777634
The line is drawn at graphic or extremely explicit sexual content. That line is not crossed when I talk about how Hyenus will use Anu’s magic powers to turn into a lady gnoll and let the dwarves breed her with their big dwarf penises to deliver many half dwarf half gnoll sons named Hyenus from her child bearing hips.
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>>4777811
n-no
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>>4777811
Gnoll gnussy
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Listen fellas, all that matters is you recognize gnolls have dog dicks and that human dicks are cringe.

For more information, check your local google search.
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the coomer infection has gotten worse since last time...
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>>4777971
your wholesomeness can save us, you're our only hope
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>4776803
+1, turn the blindfold to reveal the scarred eyelid concealing a lost eyeball and hide the remaining one, then "clumsily" try to hide the scars you just revealed with the same hand.
>Write in.
>"Excuse me, I have yet to train and tame the instincts I needed to survive as a tribal gnoll to make them more fitting for my life as a fortress gnoll, and hunger naturally triggers the usually ambivalent primal hunter instincts, I believe I could tame and train those instincts to make them better suited for my life as a fortress gnoll, taming comes first so I believe I will have to suppress my senses to some extent for now, Have you got any experience leading a blind person that is at least twice your height? perhaps that metal thing Elizabeth is holding can help, maybe the sound of metal dragged on the ground or wall can guide me."
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>>4777971
knoll front hole sheath gnussuy
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>>4777811
I want to skin you with a rusty apple peeler.
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>>4778205
Are you expecting him to say all of that with the accent.

You're a magnificent assbastard.
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Mmmmm... yummy lizard...

Your eyes are fixed on the prey's petite figure. The soft meat of a kobold can hardly be matched by other meats, so the mere sight of the critter makes your imagination run wild - you can already envision yourself chewing on its tender flesh, tasting the juicy chunks that come out and...

... No! What are you even thinking? If you fail to overcome the urge to hunt, the entire fortress will deem you a danger to everyone! Nobody will believe you're Anu's champion if you behave like the rest of your species would in this situation...

Hold on a second. Why not ask Hawkodesh to help you? He can put a leash to your natural instincts, which you really doubt to be able to overcome on your own. You'll speak to him right now!

1/3
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>>4778680
Oh that's sad. She knows why Hyenus has that look on his face. I wonder how many kobolds she's seen get mauled by the gnoll slaves here.
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>>4778680
Hungry for dat kobold ASS
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>>4778897
>>4778907
god, god damn it.
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>>4778915
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>>4778680
Damn why tf did gnollqm dip in the middle of the update? Hope it's nothing too serious
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>>4778925
Hyenus is a valid trans girl in a happy interracial polygamous bisexual marriage with Datizsa and several male dwarves. If you don't like it then you need to go back to the 19th century
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>>4778925
Do not deny yourself. Do not play the ignorant fool.

>>4778680
>>4776712
Look at that cute face, those wide hips, for face fucking handle bars are her head.
We are beyond horny now.
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>>4778936
>Anti-coomers will [DEBASED HEDONISTIC BABBLE]
Watch your fucking TONE when you speak to me DOG.
>>4778963
>Hyenus is [EVEN MORE DEBASED FANTASIES]
I suggest you run, you little cuntpup, before you truly attract the ire of your scholastic MASTER.
>>4778964
There's nothing to deny you little drudgerous URCHIN, you WILL crawl back to whatever sick hole you crawled out of POSTHASTE.

Hyenus has sworn himself as the CHAMPION of ANU to defeat beings such as yourselves, you are not, and will NEVER be welcome here. His mind, heart, and SOUL will NEVER give in to temptation. For HE is the CHOSEN, the DESTROYER of GNOLREK, the FATHER of the FUTURE, the PICKER of EYES, the PROTECTOR of the FOREST, the ALPHA of ALPHAS.

ENTER

CHADenus the MIGHTY
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>>4778982
Do you think it's a coincidence that the only difference between "Anu's cause" and "Anus cause" is a teeny tiny punctuation mark that many people won't even type? Think again!
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Do you think OP delays the update because he too lives in fear of what he's created?
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>>4779015
You DARE DEFILE the GREAT and BENEVELENT ANU? You disgusting little VERMIN of Gnolrek, you think you can just SLITHER into our ranks and spout your DECEIT and LIES without me noticing? Think again lowly HOUND, dirty little perfidious SCAMP. RUN, before I beat your SKULL into a fine red paste.
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>>4779025
Gnollqm created gold, the faggotry is something else.
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>>4779015
>>4779026
oh my god I'm dying. No horny jokes god damn son this kills me.
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By ANU, I am SO fucking COOL, you all WISH you were me, you all ADMIRE me. Any other hedonistic DOGS of GnolKEK wish to challenge my scholarly intellect, or was that TRULY the BEST he could send out?
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You think I wouldn't notice what you just did, think you're so fucking SLICK? Know this janitor, PATHETIC little agent of Gnolrek, you are NOT safe from the unbecoming one-way WHIRLPOOL that is my irk. My posts are not only RELEVENT, but NECESSARY, I put MY HEART into EACH and EVERY post, anyone saying OTHERWISE is WRONG.
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>>4779026
>>4779045
>>4779065
kino
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>>4778680
Q-Qm?
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>>4779482
Dont worry man, he had to sleep.
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>>4779482
Hmmph, what a fitting image for the pathetic PUPS of gnolKEK. Be patient, our Quest Master shall return when he so desires.
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>>4777971
Quite so brother, but we SHALL remain STEADFAST against these HEATHENS who’s only desire is to DELAY their CULLING on ARMAGEDDON.
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He was banned for second image because it shows gruesome guro
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>>4777971
Coomerism is one thing, but what we have now is full on faggotry.
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i'll definitely do more fanart of the small kobold once we get more info on her
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>>4779953
aww
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>>4779953
That is adorable, thank you.
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>>4779953
Based
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>>4779953
Look at that round boy
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>>4779953
I imagined the CHAMP to be bit more imposing, but an excellent piece of art none the less. Thank you for your contribution.
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>>4779953
Hold kobold gently like hamburger.

...wait.
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Did QM really get banned? Any eta on his return?
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>>4780113
If that was a problem he would say so in his twitter probably.
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>>4779953

adorable!
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>>4780113
What did he do that was bannable? Did he shitpost a little too hard on another board?
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>>4780120

What twitter?
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>>4780244
https://twitter.com/GnollQM
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>>4780246

Thank you.
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Sorry anons, while I was writing the update I almost literally felt asleep so I had to lie down. I'll post the rest of the update in a few minutes.

>>4779953
This is very cute
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"Hawkodesh, this kobold is making my predator instincts kick in…" you whisper to the spiritual guide dwelling in your soul, trying not to draw much attention from the creatures surrounding you by speaking in Gnollish. “Come on, you gotta’ make these feelings go away…"

To your great frustration, the angel bird shakes his head, refusing to help! "No, I want you to handle this" he addresses you with a serious, but calm tone. "To hold back your desires with my powers would be to undermine the ideals you embody as the champion of God - which is that gnolls CAN change for the better and break free of their shackles to their primal urges. If you cannot overcome your appetite with your own will, then you will be easily manipulated by the demons' temptations."

"Look, I'm RIGHT about to chomp on this bold's face" you insist, growing increasingly impatient over the treat standing in front of you. "You made my fear of confronting my tribe disappear back then, so why not help me again?!"

Hawkodesh closes his eyes for a moment, seemingly considering your words. Soon enough, he opens them again – and you know that his decision remains unchanged. “Hyenus, I granted you the confidence because you were in genuine need of it at the time. This current affair, however, I’m sure you can deal with it with basic self-control."

"But HOW?!" you desperately ask. “Hunting is in my blood, Hawkodesh! I can’t go against it! There’s food right in front of me, and I REALLY gotta' eat!”

"No sentient creature is to be considered food, including kobolds" Hawkodesh explains, even though you never really cared about their intelligence. “B-but they taste so damn good… it’s too hard to see them any other way…” you mutter, trying to find a justification...

Unmoved by your excuses, the bird responds with a piece of advice. “If you felt sympathy for two helpless humans in spite of what their people did to your mother, then you can most definitely be sympathetic towards this inoffensive being. Don’t you think?”

Well... he’s not wrong. If you pitied your enemies when they were about to be raped by molkaras, then you should be able to pity this innocent, appetizing kobold as well. That will probably keep you from devouring it. It makes sense, you suppose…

“Fine, I'll try” you finally give in. “But if I suddenly go crazy, it’s your fault." Hawkodesh smiles at you. "I have faith that you won’t. The dwarves will give you plenty of great food soon. Be patient until then, and I assure you it will be worth it."

And with that, the angel cuts the spiritual link, leaving you alone with the dwarves and the kobold.

2/3
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Okay, it’s time to apply the advice that Hawkodesh gave you. Maybe you should start giving more importance to WHO you eat rather than how tasty the meat is. It’s not easy, though. You find it hard to care for the creatures that you’ve seen as prey for your whole life… but for the sake of your reputation in this fortress, there is no other option but to try!

>PERK GAINED: Friends are Not Food
>You have learned to weigh in the fact that kobolds and other species you used to consider prey are just as sentient as gnolls are. This gives you a permanent +10 to all rolls that involve resisting your urges to hunt them

It looks like you ended up speaking with Hawkodesh for longer and louder than you intended to, as the dwarves are giving you very strange looks. You hear many voices whispering around you.

“Does anyone understand what that gnoll is saying?”

“He just spent a whole minute talking to himself…”

“Maybe it’s contacting the demons!”

Your focus suddenly breaks as the dwarf mistress kicks your left knee! “Stop muttering nonsense! I ordered you to follow Freya! If you continue to ignore me, I’ll yell for the guards to come!”

>This is still too risky. Explain that you can go to the dining hall alone
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
>Write in

(Write ins may give a bonus or penalty to the roll, in case you choose to follow her lead)
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>>4780323
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
>Write in
Cover our nose so we can't smell the kobold snack. We oughta be able to beat a DC of 40.
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

>>4780323
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
Just don't look at it too much. We would not eat one of our own, so why would we eat another person?
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>>4780323
Damn we really got to learn how to talk to hawkodesh withouth talking in real life.
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
While accompanying her we can talk to her to distract our hunger.
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>>4780323
>follow the kobold
speak to the kobold, humanize her. Ask her questions in kobold like how she ended up her and what she does here. Speaking to somebody reinforces that you're talking to a real person here, not an animal.
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>>4780369
>Ask her questions in kobold like how she ended up her and what she does here
heavy +1
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>>4780323
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
>Write in
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>>4780323
>Write in
Maybe a write in might make the DC easier. Tell the bold to just stand behind us where we can see us and tell us where to go. If we cant see the food, it should be easier.
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>>4780369
Changing to this.
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>>4780323
>>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
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Rolled 41 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>4780323
Follow the kobold's lead while internally monologuing about why would your species have ever been instilled the instinct to eat other walking and talking races.

Have you considered it to be a left over demonic influence that your species never initially had? Wouldn't a species of sentient beings have tough and stringy flesh like gnolls do, especially since they probably have a similar varied diet and likely perform the same labors you did back at the tribe? Are you only convinced they taste good due to a reinforced habit?

...Wouldn't you be preferring to eating actual prey items that can't fight back with spear and sling?
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>>4780369
+1
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>>4780323
>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>4780323
>>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)
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>>4780390
>51

That cut it too close goddamn.
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>>4780390

+1
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>>4780393
Guess Hawkodesh wasn't wrong about us.
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>>4780323
>>Follow the kobold's lead (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 50)

fucken yeeet

we seriously need to get our eye fixed that -10 to all rolls if fucking killing us
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Hyenus will follow the kobold's lead while asking it questions in an attempt to gnollmanize her.

>Roll 1d100 + 18 (+10 Friends are Not Food, +3 Focus skill, +5 Conversing with the kobold). Best of 3
>DC: 50

====================

(Rolls will always be after the choice is picked, not before)
(Rolls that score twice as high as the DC will net you more EXP)
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Rolled 24 + 18 (1d100 + 18)

>>4780452
Gnolled.
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>>4780454
not like this
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Rolled 99 + 18 (1d100 + 18)

>>4780452
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Rolled 71 + 18 (1d100 + 18)

>>4780452
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>>4780459
That was easy.
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>>4780459
dayum
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>>4780459
anus light protects us
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Rolled 43 + 18 (1d100 + 18)

>>4780452
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>>4780480
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>>4780480
> Implying that Hyenus isn't the one who's going to get spit roasted
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>>4780480
I think this isn't what most anons meant when they wanted to see her spitroasted.
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>>4780369
+1

FRIENDS NOT FOOD
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>>4780554
CEASE.
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>>4779966
>>4779978
>>4779983
>>4780022
>>4780088
>>4780086
>>4780282
glad you all enjoyed it fellas
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>>4780705
How did you learn how to draw?
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>>4780714
youtube vids "how to draw" books
take an hour every day to draw and study and you'll reach my level in no time
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>>4780725
youtube vids and* "how to draw" books
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>>4780725
>>4780730
Thank you fren
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>>4780734
i wish you good luck and fortune fren
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>>4780459
>>4780477
I guess you could say that we pulled that one out of our ass, huh?
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>>4780756
Carlos, you dirty little taco munching COMEDIAN, you have incurred my impetuous IRE for the LAST TIME. I should STOMP your brown little head into the fucking DIRT, what THEN, HUH? Let's see you crack one of your incessant "jokes" when you're bleeding out on the fucking GROUND, right where little MEXIBOYS like you BELONG.
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>>4780791
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>>4780725

can confirm. Drawing a little bit everyday really does help produce madskillz.
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>>4780323
Don't think for one minute that we don't notice the eyes in the hole, QM.
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>>4781127
What?
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>>4781127
I wonder if it's just an unimportant detail or if it will be relevant to the story. There were also eyes like that in the hospital, maybe there are some small creatures following us and observing our actions?
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>>4780850
Nice Skub, I love that shit.
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>>4781206
Here are the proofs.

We even tried to interact with them once, but the stumpie with the "pompadwarf" hairdo yelled at us, and we gave up.
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>>4781704
nice pantyshot, just like in my animu
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>>4781390
You're the worst type of person. Skub IS shit.
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>>4779953
>I've only known Freya for 10 minutes now, but if anything were to happen to her I'd kill everyone in this fort and then myself
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>>4781390
Degenerate skub user
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>>4781943
>>4781804
You, Skub hater.
Me, Skub user.
Your opinions are worth less then mine for this reason
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>>4781340
It's a quest. Just like GMing, something unimportant can become big just because.
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Alright, you’ll do your best to resist your urges. There’s too much at stake here, and you won’t screw Anu's plans just because you were hungry. It’s YOU who must be in control of your actions, not your stomach! No eating kobolds while you're in this fortress! Well, maybe just a little bite… no. You’ve made your choice.

“Sorry, I'm ready to go” you tell the angry dwarf, who signals her servant to depart with you. But before leaving the scene, the mistress suddenly calls for the servant. "Wait, Freya."

The lizard immediately stops and turns around to meet her owner's gaze. "Yes, mistress?"

The two of them stare at each other in silence for a while. You're not sure how to interpret this strange moment, but the dwarf eventually breaks the quietness with a question. "Is everything okay?"

Despite her brusque, blunt voice, there's a semblance of genuine care behind her words which you didn't notice when she was talking to you. The kobold lowers its head and stares at the floor, skimming at its little feet, refusing to answer the mistress' question.

You think that this act of disobedience will piss the dwarf off, but surprisingly, she just crosses her arms, shifts her weight to her right foot and patiently waits for the servant to answer. Eventually, the kobold raises her head, meets her eyes and returns a small nod. "Yes, mistress. I'm fine."

1/8
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The dwarf doesn't react to the lizard's answer. There is another weird silence as both women gaze onto each other's eyes, until a tired sigh escapes the mistress' lips. "Off you go, then. Escort our... 'champion' to the dining hall." She gives you a mocking, depreciative look.

"As you wish, mistress." The kobold does a respectful bow, then glances at you and walks away. You follow it from behind, trying to avoid staring at its figure so you can keep your instincts under control.

It's pretty clear that the kobold fears you, and the mistress noticed it. At least that's how you interpret the weird interaction that took place, unless they're concerned about matters that you're not aware of. Either way, you'll prove to them - and the entire fortress as well - that there's no reason to be wary of you. You'll never devour kobolds while you're here, no matter how delicious and fat they look!

2/8
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>>4781942
true
>>4783533
alright QM it's fucking bedtime for you
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>>4783540
Come on man, let him finish posting the update
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>>4783548
nah, he has 6 more posts to do and he fell asleep last time
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>>4783582
Let the poor guy sleep he’s probably stressed after dealing with our tism’
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>>4783540
>>4783548
>>4783622
I'm way past midnight but the rest of the update is done so I'll post it in a few minutes.
Don't worry anons, I'll eventually have to fix my sleep schedule anyway. I'll probably take a break of 1 or 2 days to get my stuff together. There's a relatively big update coming soon anyway so more time to write it will be useful
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>>4783670
I'll lewd you.
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You wonder why the dwarf sent you with a gnoll's natural prey. Maybe she didn't think this through, or didn't want to bother the guards. Or she probably doesn't care about this poor kobold. Mysteries, mysteries...

>117: Overwhelming Success
>+6 Focus EXP. Level up! (Received +100% EXP due to scoring twice the DC)

This ‘self-control’ thing isn’t so hard! You just have to, like, stop thinking about food. Simple as! That's not to say you don't find this kobold appetizing, though. It's looks well-fed and has a lot of meat on its bones... but your urges are under control. They won't take over you, so long as you don't let them.

Your only issue is with how slow it walks. This test of will is taking FAR longer than you'd like, and worst of all, you KNOW where the dining hall is. All you have to do is walk in a straight line and you'd be there, but unfortunately, you're stuck at this snail's pace.

The kobold looks behind to glance at you, probably due to the muffled sounds you're making in your attempt to not rip its throat apart. You try to reassure it that you mean no harm by doing a friendly gesture and showing a big, warm smile. Sadly, the concern in its eyes doesn't go away...

Asking this lizard some questions will probably make the thoughts of chewing on its meaty, round face disappear. "Soo, uhh..." you speak in Kobolish, the language of its species. "What do you do around here, Freya?"

As soon as you throw the question, the servant stops to give you a surprised look, covering its open mouth with its left hand. Its piercing stare almost makes your instincts kick in again, so you avert your gaze and focus on its strange outfit instead. "Did I say something wrong?" you ask.

The kobold eventually snaps from its dumbstruck state. "No, i-it's just... I didn't expect a gnoll to talk to me... much less in my own language!" the kobold nervously explains itself. "Well, I... I clean the rooms, the hallways and... and I also cook and... other kinds of stuff..."

You wait for it to tell you more, but it stops right there, unwilling to speak more. Maybe it just doesn't know what to tell you. The servant continues walking at the usual slow speed, but you notice it ocassionally looks back to stare at you with great curiosity in its eyes.

Maybe pushing the conversation a little further would be interesting. "How did you get into this fortress?" you ask the lizard, who remains silent for a moment before responding. "I... I was born here. In these cold walls."

"Oh!" you exclaim, surprised at the piece of information. "Are all servants born here?"

"No..." the kobold responds with an unassertive, barely audible voice. "Some used to live outside. Good for them... at least they know what it's like out there."

Freya says nothing else. Such a quiet and reserved creature! It's the first time you talk to a kobold, and they are... eerily similar to some gnolls in terms of personality. They have some things in common with your species, after all.

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After a painfully long five minutes, you finally arrive at your destination. "This is the dining hall" the kobold explains, raising its hand to point at the big open room in front of you. "Most of the fortress' residents are here for breakfast."

Finally, this torture is over! Now you won't have to worry about this lizard anymore. There's a new challenge to face - dealing with the hundreds of dwarves that will lay their judging eyes upon you, the gnoll who has become the champion of Anu. The idea fills you with anxiety, but also excitement. You'll give them the best impression you can!

"Thanks for the lead" you tell the kobold servant. You clench your fists, take a deep breath, then start marching with determination towards the dining hall...

... but you hear the lizard's soft voice behind you. "Wait! Please!"

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"Huh?" You thought your business with this creature was over. What does it want?

The lizard approaches you to adangerously close distance, facing you directly. You get a good look at its healthy figure... as well as its smell. Oh, the smell of a kobold. So succulent...

"W-what do you want?" you ask, becoming increasingly nervous as the hunting urges gradually return... but the servant says nothing. It just stares at you in silence, almost like it's WAITING for you to eat it. And that doesn't help the situation. Not a single bit. No matter how hard you try, you can't avert your gaze off its inviting eyes...

"Hmmmm..." You lick your lips, eyeing up the strange prey...

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Oh, God... you can't take it anymore... why does this yummy kobold just stand there, staring at you with those piercing eyes?

What is its end goal?

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Suddenly, the lizard speaks, sounding more confident than before. "Devour me. I know you want to. I promise I won't resist."

>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
>Ask the kobold why it wants to be eaten (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 70)
>Write in
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>>4783710
>>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
> Remember to ask Hawkodesh why he thinks the lizard wants to be killed and eaten
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>>4783710
>"No. All life is sacred and one sentient being may not devour another. I will pray for you so that you can realize you are much more than just gnoll food. Remember, we are all important to Anu." Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
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>>4783710
>Write-in
>Devour its pussy
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
Bye bye Freya, see you later.
Avert eye contact and apply head Pat's as a show of good faith, then leave before you paint the hallways red with her blood. Damn. Why do they gotta be smaller and edible looking?
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>>4783710
also GID OUTTA 'ERE with that suicidal vote fetish.

>>4783720
You should commission it if you want it so bad. Do it bitch you wont.
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
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>>4783720
We aren't a Molkara.
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>>4783710
>>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
>>4783713
I dont think we should talk to hawkodesh in the dining hall.
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
Bitches be CRAZY.
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>>4783710
Anons she is tipping us off here. She is depresso and hates her life as a servant. We’ve got to save her later.
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)

let’s give her a head pat cause she’s obviously in need of some love
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>>4783789
ENOUGH. Scurry back to the sick hole you crawled out of, lycanthropic creature of the night, from whence ye came. I am feeling unusually merciful today.
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>>4783789
No horni
Acquire daughteru. Later.
Just look at how sad and dead inside she is.
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>>4783796
>Just look at how sad and dead inside she is.
That's what I'm saying anon, she needs some life growing inside her.
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>>4783796
Hyenus will sire many children when the time comes, I see no reason to adopt the mentally unstable lizard.
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>>4783798
That's called rape
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>>4783803
It's not rape if her eyes turn into hearts by the end. Ask any lawyer.
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>>4783840
Hello I am your designated lawyer for this case, I would like a private moment with my client please.
I am not going to lie, this is bad. The age of consent laws DOES call it rape, even if she is a kobold she is still considered a minor. please dont escalate this as I try to get a plea deal.
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>>4783849
Forgot the pic.
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>>4783710
Someone's familiar with beastars
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>>4783710
>>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
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>>4783710
>"Maybe later."
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
I guess it is not very pleasant to live your entire life as a second-class citizen after all.
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>>4783710
>Ask the kobold why it wants to be eaten (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 70)
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
We can ask the question at a time when we don't require a will save for it.
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>>4783710
>Ask the kobold why it wants to be eaten (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 70)
I have a bad feeling we aren't going to be able to come back and ask this again later.
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>>4783975
I think it might also be due to her being underground her whole life.
By the way qm what roll bonuses do we get?
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The reason she's asking us to eat her is very obvious. She hates being a slave here and wants us to end her life.
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>>4783710
>Say "Nope, no, NO, no, Why?" and enter the dining hall without listening to any potential response because you probably know and dread it.
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>>4783780
>>4783710

Support.
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>>4783710
"No, all are equal before anu, prey, predator, slave, master." In Kobold. Leave for dining hall without any further explanation.
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>>4784485
+1
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>>4784485
I'll change mine for this. +1
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>>4784485
-1
We want a simple, quick response.
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Also:
>DON'T HEADPAT THE KOBOLT.
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>>4784485
Nay, i am pretty sure there are enough preacher's in this fortress.
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>>4784553
Dwarf preachers anon. The ones who think they are the master race
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>>4784204
This, don't risk it idiots, answer is obvious.
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>>4784204
Stop overcomplicating everything, she just has a vore fetish
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Just dropping this for future reference.

DC to beat for skill checks:

50-59: Grants +3 EXP. (If you have 10 of x skill, any DC within this range is an auto-success)
60-69: Grants +6 EXP (If you have 20 of x skill, any DC within this range is an auto-success)
70-79: Grants +9 EXP (If you have 30 of x skill, any DC within this range is an auto-success)
80-89: Grants +12 EXP (If you have 40 of x skill, any DC within this range is an auto-success)
90-99: Grants +15 EXP (If you have 50 of x skill, any DC within this range is an auto-success)
100+: Grants +20 EXP

Example: Once you reach 10 skill in Focus, talking to a kobold under normal circumstances will never go wrong, unless you or the creature go out of your ways to make sure it does.


>>4784152
You'd get +19 (+10 Friends Not Food, +4 Focus skill, +5 Talking to kobold)
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(Hyenus' Status)

I'll take a break for today and maybe tomorrow as well for two reasons: 1) fixing my sleep schedule and 2) working on the next update, which will be a bit longer than usual. You'll finally reunite with Daitzsa

See you all soon.
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My logic for voting to ask her was to get more exp. Knowing now that its 9 exp, I'm gonna strongly push other anons to consider it. Now, in a relatively controlled environment, is the best time to take risks and bulk up our skills
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>>4784986
70 is a little steep. We don’t want to kill a servant on our first day awake.
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>>4785009
we have a +19 tho, which means we only need a 51 or higher. That's essentially 3 coin flips we have to get a heads- the odds are in our favor
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>>4783710
>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
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>>4784839
rest well QM
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>>4785167
I accept this logic, switching to the dice roll
>>4784839
sweet
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>>4784779
No wonder I felt like I related to the Kobold.
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>>4785167
I too accept this sound logic. Switching too dice roll
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>>4785167
We've been through some seriously bad rolls.
-1
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>>4783710
>Ask the kobold why it wants to be eaten (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 70)
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Rolled 80 (1d100)

>>4785685
Like this one?
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>>4783710
>Ask the kobold why it wants to be eaten (Will require a focus roll to resist your hunting urges. DC: 70)
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This isn't a video game, it doesn't make any sense to take such a massive risk just for the chance of leveling our skills. The Dwarves don't give me the impression that they appreciate recklessness.
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We will need agility training ASAP + healing skill grinding.
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>>4783710
>Write in
I'm not advocating for continuing talking with her, but if that option wins out I would like to suggest that Hyenus thinks about something stomach curling to help curb his hunger, like imagining someone eating poop. The sensation in your mouth, the rancid taste, the corn between your teeth.
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>>4785914
well in character we aren't doing it to level our skills, we are doing it to empathize with the kobold and maybe start really teaching Anu's values to people around here by finding the cracks in their philosophy.

The EXP is just a nice bonus and opportunity. Also, assuming we succeed, there is no recklessness to this that the dwarves would see- they can't see the world in terms of greentext choices and rolls like we as players outside the quest do
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>>4785986
Maybe the gruesome death of diatza
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>>4785986
That and eventually as the qm said here >>4784833 , we wont have to roll to talk to kobolds eventually.
The poop idea sounds pretty damn good.
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>>4785986
>>4786188
Please, we're about to go to the dining hall. We don't want to ruin our actual breakfast. We're probably late already because of how we got slowed down by the female dwarf and her kobold.
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Guys, didn’t OP said the roll option gotta win first before we roll ? So why are ya all rolling ?
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>>4786190
+1
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>4786198
For fun.
>>4786190
You know, when we start eating we can stop trying to think about poop. And I dont think the dwarves mind us being a bit delayed by talking to a child.
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>>4786190
We can just stop thinking about scat and go eat our food when we finally enter the hall. Hyenus isn't a child so he could just man up and eat after this interaction with the bold.
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Guys it's the QM's job to scale the game to our growth, not our job to min-max. Don't start sniffing around for point farming advantages. That's meta and dumb.
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>>4786363
Yeah, and the qm gave us an opportunity to gain numbers with a risk reward scenario. Its not meta, its a valid choice. Sniffing experience would be ignoring interactions and telling hyenus to do push ups on the spot.
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>>4783849
>>4783840
Hello, I am medical professional. I can testify to what that man says is correct.
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we have to inspire and recruit this poor kobold girl
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>>4787035
Hyenus needs a little more experience empathizing with others and superseding eating sapients.

We probably need to get some food in our belly among other issues first before we re-interact with her.

At the least we can ask to talk to her again later before we eat at the tables.

Now checkout this roll
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>>4786622
Thank you very much sir, I can tell that you are honest by your mighty dubs. Now I would like to conclude this case with a roll.
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>all rolls below 70
This is a sign. Devour her scaly lizard pussy.
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>>4785167
I see your logic and I raise you some logic. It would be much easier to stave off our urges if we ate like this anon here said:
>>4787699

We’d have an easier roll if we weren’t hungry.
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>>4787985
We only need to roll a 51 for success.
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>>4783710
>>"No" Enter the dining hall (No roll required)
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Sorry for further delaying the quest anons, but I figured I need more time to plan certain events for the near future and draw some pics beforehand so I can continue the daily update format without many interruptions.

I'll be back this friday (or at most this sunday) and the story will continue as usual. I won't take another 2 months break after this thread ends so don't worry about that.

Things will become much more freeroam after this 'introduction chapter' to the fortress is over, which will be after reuniting with the Council. Just so you all know where this is going.

See you all in a few days. Thanks for playing anons.

PS: The "No" vote won
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>>4789211
incredibly wholesome pic senpai
I want to protect her smile
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>>4789211
Confirmed picture of QM leaked

In all seriousness thank you for running this quest qm
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>>4789211
A shame the No won in my opinion but the what ifs from bad dice made it nervewracking to the point I struggled sleeping.
And see ya soon, your quest is worth waiting for.
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>>4790257
We had two crowds of dwarves staring us from both sides of the tunnel. It could end up VERY badly.
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>>4790310
No need to remind me, imagine meeting Daitzsa behind bars.
Which remind me how do we pronounce Daitzsa?
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>>4790669
We don't.
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>>4790669

Dates - Zaa
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>>4790669
die-it-sa
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>>4790669
die-tzah-zah
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>>4790669
Diet pizza.
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>>4791574
There is no such thing as diet pizza.
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>>4790669

Dyetz-sah?
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>>4790669
“Massive milktank mommy”
We can’t drink from Mirabelle’s holy milkers anymore (which is a shame because her blessed milk are probably why we have so much potential) so Daitzsa will have to do.
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>>4792054
Maybe if Daitzsa accepts Anu in her heart then we will be able to drink from Anu-blessed milktanks again. We could become a demigod like hercules
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Molkaras are at it again.
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>>4792054
How many of you dirty snakes of Gnolkek will I have to DESTROY before he gets the message? BEGONE, you insufferable CUR.
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>>4790669
Die then the "zza" of pizza
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>>4792083
Think about it. We have an extremely high level of potential, and our mom just happens to be the only gnoll who was converted to Anu worship. There's no way that this is a coincidence.
My theory: most gnolls have demon tainted milkies so their milk is relatively shitty. Mommy Mirabelle, however, has milktanks blessed both by Anu's grace and by her own unparalleled love. This basically means that her milk was hyper steroids that singlehandedly elevated us to championhood.
Unfortunately, mirabelle is dead so we cannot hope to get insane boosts by drinking from her milkers. However, if we convinced Daitzsa to accept Anu's light, and then convinced her to let us drink from her milktanks for a while, then we could become powerful enough to ascend from championhood to godhood.
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>>4792112
By Anu did you really expect me to lay my eyes upon and actually READ whatever disgusting degenerate ramblings you've concocted and spewed out? It's clear to me you have gone completely and utterly INSANE. See? This is what happens when you let gnolkek in, don't relent brothers, don't give these falseflaggers and MUTTS of gnolkek any quarter. Their only goal is to sow confusion and strife within our ranks.
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>>4792112
Not to mention her holy birthing hips as well. Anu not only blessed mommy with primo milktanks but also gave her BGH (big gnoll hips)
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It is Sunday

He has succumbed to the curse.

F
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>>4797821
Don't worry I'm still here. I should get the update out within 24 hrs
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>>4797894
Its finger chewin' good
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Bet you thought this was an update.
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>>4799588
Just give me an hour
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Don't take this meme too seriously. Your quest is good stuff and I really like it
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>>4799626
24 hours have past

THE QM IS DEAD
LONG LIVE GNOLREK! LONG LIVE SUNEYH!

LONG LIVE HYENUS BIRTHING HIPS
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>>4799626

No rush, QM. I know the feel.

Don't burn yourself out over a Taiwanese duck-grilling forum.
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>>4799645
I'm shitposting, take your time m8
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>>4799626
You have 2
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>>4797894
Why is gnolrek so cute in a kfc outfit
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>>4799626
Ded
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No... this can’t be. It’s impossible. Your ears aren’t working right. Did this kobold just ask to be eaten?

“Please devour me.” Again, you hear the kobold’s plead in the middle of your stupor, ensuring you that the bizarre request isn’t a product of your imagination and hunger combined. There are no cues of lying in its face, no matter how hard you look for them…

The sole idea of becoming your breakfast should set off a kobold’s survival instincts, but this one… this one is different from others. In its empty, yet sad gaze, you palpate a fervent desire to leave this world, a wish to stop living so strong that it overrides the fear it’s predisposed to have towards a natural predator like you.

You’ve never seen anything like this before...

1/9
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It’s not often that you meet a prey willing to become your meal. You have no idea what drives this one to ask for such a thing, and you’re VERY enticed to fulfill its mortal wish… but you won’t. There are greater concerns lingering in your mind than filling your stomach, and besides, you DO feel a bit of sympathy towards this poor lizard. A creature seeking its own death is a most depressing thing to witness.

And so, with a simple but resolute “No” and a few headpats to comfort the kobold, you turn around and walk away without looking back, fearing that you’d finally snap after the ungodly effort you’ve put in ignoring the hunter’s call. Some of the creature’s scent lingers in your hand after your affectionate gesture, so you whiff it to appease your urges. “Hmmmm… kobold…”

Damn! The smell is making your appetite grow. You hope that dwarf food is as good as Hawkodesh says, or you’ll be tempted to hunt kobolds for as long as you’re in this fortress!

2/9
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As you walk towards the dining hall, you recall going through a suicidal phase after losing Mom, so you know that great sadness can lead one to consider extreme ideas. You never imagined that kobolds can experience those feelings too. A mindless animal would prioritize survival above all, no matter the circumstances…

Maybe Hawkodesh is right about how you should be treating kobolds, but it’s hard to accept it. It’s not easy to see every one of your old views and beliefs being shattered in the span of a few days. You’ve gone through a LOT of crazy stuff lately, with zero downtime to let it all sink in.

Daiztsa must be confused as hell too. God, you miss her SO much. You wonder how she’s doing…

3/9
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A delicious smell of cooked turkey reaching your nostrils and many raspy voices getting to your ears at once interrupts your train of thoughts. You stop to take a look around you, evaluating your surroundings while trying to catch the exquisite aromas travelling through the air, many of which you don’t recognize...

4/9
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Holy mother of gnolls! Is this is the dining hall? It's enormous! There must be, like, two hundred dwarves grouped together in this place!

Some are standing up, but most of them are sitting around the three long tables, which extend from one side of the room to the other. Their yummy-looking meals lay on top of metal discs, and they use small tools to grab and cut through the meat and vegetables. You wonder why they don’t just use their bare hands - that would be a much simpler and faster way to eat.

There’s a big painting on the western side of the room, but you can’t clearly see what it depicts from this distance, Still, its vibrant colors breathes some life into this enclosure, as do the fiery sticks on the walls and ceiling that illuminate the room with a cozy yellow light.

The dwarves slowly begin to realize your presence. Some of them just give you a glance and return to enjoying their food, but the majority fixes their eyes on you, utterly confused at seeing a gnoll among them, as if a creature like you isn’t supposed to be here. It’s giving you a lot of anxiety...

What do you do now? You don’t know where to start. Should you greet all these people or just grab some food and sit among them? Lost and disoriented, your eyes dart across the room, trying to figure out the best course of action…

Okay, maybe you’ll just ask for breakfast. Yeah, that’s what you’ll do. You have to start somewhere. Judging by what the other dwarves are doing, you need to approach the counter, and hopefully one of the ladies on the other side will give you a meal.

You really don’t want to screw this up, as everyone is watching your movements…

5/9
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As you approach the counter, you suddenly hear a familiar voice. “Hyeny…?”

“Daitzsa?” You quickly turn to the source of the sound, looking for your dear friend among the crowd of dwarves… and there she is!

"Datz! It's you!" Your beloved pal stands in front of you with a warm smile, wearing the same outfit as you do. And best of all - her wounds are gone! Datz is completely healed and back to her old self!

“Hyeny! I was looking for you like crazy!” she shouts as she lunges at you for a hug!

"You have NO idea how much I missed you!” you yell as you open your arms, preparing to catch her!

6/9
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As you strongly embrace your friend while happy tears drop from your eyes, you finally receive the confirmation that the nightmare is over. You and Datz escaped from Gnolrek’s grasp, and neither of you will have to pretend to enjoy worshipping demons ever again.

This is the beginning of a new path – a new life, and you’re sure that Daitzsa will want to be a part of it. The cost of your left eye for saving your friend is completely worth it. There’s no way you’d have left the tribe without her. As long as you have each other, no future challenges are too great! You’re ready for anything!

“That gnoll is nuts, Jack.” A dwarf’s voice speaking in its own language interrupts the beautiful moment. You glance at the man and his companion – two robed, bloodied figures, staring at Daitzsa with annoyance. Their outfits have a strange symbol that reminds you of Anu’s eye, and maybe that’s exactly what it depicts. You’re not sure why, but something about these two tells you that they were responsible for exorcizing Datz.

“Look at it, John. All soft and friendly with the ‘Hyeny’ it wouldn't stop talking about" the dwarf’s companion scowls. “As soon as we released it, it rushed out the altar to search for him without answering our questions. So rude!”

The other priest sighs, examining his own wounds and scratches. “Trying to stop it was a mistake, Jack. These injuries are our fault.”

His companion responds with a shrug. “We cannot let a clueless gnoll wander the fortress alone, John. Even without the influence of demons, you know what their species are capable of.”

Daitzsa stares at the chatting dwarves, raising an eyebrow. “Hyeny, this place is SO weird! Is this the fortress? Are all these little creatures the dwarves you mentioned?”

“Yeah” you respond. “Interesting folk, aren’t they?” Your friend nervously shakes her head. “They creep me out… it’s like being among miniature humans! Well, at least they’re not as hostile…”

“Just wait until you meet the grumpy ones” you tell her with a grin, remembering the dwarf with the funny haircut and the mistress you met minutes ago. “By the way, I just woke up moments ago. Did they tell you anything while I was asleep?”

“Nope, I woke up recently too, and I was tied to an altar” Daitzsa responds. “Those two over there speak in Gnollish, but they’re terrible at it! All I could make out is that they were getting Gnolrek’s influence out of me and that you were resting in bed, so as soon as they set me free, I had to go out and find you!”

Your friend chuckles as she playfully taps your shoulders. “I’m glad we’re together now. I was tired of avoiding all those dwarves in my path!”

7/9
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While you and Daitzsa greet each other, a strange dwarf suddenly arrives to the dining hall. He also wears robes, but they look different from the ones that the others are wearing. The man faces you and Daitzsa without saying anything…

“Woah… look at this dude’s mug, Hyeny” Daitzsa murmurs into your ear. You quietly nod, getting what she means. “He looks like he snorted too much Ekrole powder”

“His gaze reminds me of a snake… it’s unsettling” she points out about his appearance.

The dwarf, who had remained silent at the remarks, finally speaks up - in perfect Gnollish. “I can understand what you two are saying, just letting you know”

“Whoops, sorry” you try to shrug off the embarrassing situation. Daitzsa, however, doesn’t. “Finally a dwarf that can speak our language properly!” she exclaims with a grin.

8/9
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“Praised be Anu” the dwarf says as he extends his right arm to you, showing you his open hand. He maintains the pose without moving.

Your guts tell you that he wants you to do something in response, but you’re not sure what. Is this a form of greeting? Is he requesting that you hand something over? What’s the meaning of this weird gesture...?

>Do a high-five
>Grab his hand and don't let go
>Shake his hand
>”Praised be Anu”
>Just smile and nod
>Write in
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>>4800141
Just reciprocate what he's doing and pretend you totally understand the nature of the greeting.
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>>4800141
>Whip out your dick and place it in his hand
"No teeth"
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>>4800162
Bruh we have daitza
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>>4800141
Eat his hand.
He is offering it to us and it would be impolite not to.
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>>4800141
>Shake his hand
>”Praised be Anu”
It is nice to meet you
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>>4800141
>Shake his hand
>”Praised be Anu”
Just try to copy him basically
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>>4800160
+1
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>>4800162
don't do this
>>4800178
or this
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>>4800141
> Praised be Anu
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>>4800160
+1.
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>>4800132

>A relaxed handshake, he's a dwarf and He probably won't have a hand comparably strong to a creature twice his size.
>”Praised be Anu” in gnollish
>Once you are done with the handshake, tell him "Nice suit" in the dwarves' language, then tell him in gnollish that you'll need a short while to train that Saviour's Tongue ability.
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