Last thread: >>5087827NOTICE: Within the weekend, I'll change my IP again, so yeah, might have a short lived thread.>"Hey sombrero, don't kill this guy, I wanna see what happens to him if he lives."He makes a rumbling noise that sounds somewhat discontent, but backs off. You go to the main room and grab a bit of meat and some water, along with a shitty blanket. You shove the food into his mouth and drape the blanket over him.>"Probably not going to do shit, but hey, better than nothing."You leave the room and join Blueberry in the... other lab. The one with Drugs. Most of the setup and production is more or less the same, and you even manage to get Blueberry to not eat some of the ingredients used. However, her way of making Space still doubles the amount of ingredients consumed, and you still have no way to replenish the "Nova berries" or the strange black liquid that you need. You do figure out that the finisher is simply a mixture of 3 parts water, one part Black Liquid, so at least it's just two ingredients you need to find. Blueberry is very happy during the whole thing, skipping around the lab and mixing everything together like it's second nature to her... in between trying to sneak bites of Nova berries.In the end, you were able to stop her from directly ingesting any Space ingredients, though she seems a bit upset about all that. It's now around four o'clock, and you were able to make 5 batches of space total.21-(2x5)=11 batch material left.Blueberry lit up some weird thing that smelled kinda like weed, but... grapey? Halfway through, so she doesn't want any Space right now.>"Hey A-Anon, d-do you wanna take a break? I-I'm kinda getting tired, b-but I can keep going if you want to."Wat do?>Continue making drugs until dinner>"Sure, you wanna go do more magic?">"Alright, I'll be up in the study if you want anything.">"Sure, I'm gonna check on the guy you drained."
>>5129959>"Sure, I'm gonna check on the guy you drained.">Do you do anything other than just take drugs in your spare time Blueberry?Just to get to know more about our lackey/apprentice/moral support
>>5129978+1, Ay new thread.
>>5129978>>5130019>>5130032>"Sure, I'll go head up to check on the guy you drained later anyway, your powers are cool, but it'd be bad if people who survive can gain them.">"So, uh... do you usually do anything besides drugs in your spare time?"Blueberry takes on a slightly miffed expression.>"H-hey! I, uh, also uh, like... I watch Janna's fights a lot, b-but she said I shouldn't c-come this week until Pig s-sorted things out.">"I, uh, a-also used to read quite a b-bit, but I...">"...Kinda forgot how...">"N-not b-because I take drugs! It was, a, like, fall way b-before I c-came here."She awkwardly grabs your hand, and guides it to the back of the head. It's a bit hard to feel, cause she has quite a bit of blonde hair, but you feel a scar in the center. It's rather narrow and straight.>"I-It doesn't m-matter t-too much, but, uh, I-I'd like to be able to do it again."She suddenly peels away after realizing she's pulled you quite close.>"I, uh, uhm. sorrybye!"She darts out of the room. ...She literally slept in the same bed with you last night. I mean, you didn't do anything, but still, a bit inconsistent. Whatever, so were/are humans.You head over to the undead lab and examine the guy and... he's dead. Sombrero shuffles nervously in the corner and stutters out a apology.>"Did not kill-smash *HUUUK* man-thing! Died on own! Swear!"No signs of external damage, and when you try to manipulate the soul, there's just nothing. With a annoyed huff, you begin a short chant, and he rises as... a plain old zombie, though there's more blood sloshing around him than the rest of your guys. Nothing different. It's a bit disappointing, but you suppose it's better than a random vampire attacking you. While you don't doubt your minions strength to take out goons, you can't help but worry everyone's still at something like "First boss" level. You hear Sarape talking to Voxl, both equally incomprehensible at this distance, though apparently Voxl's saying something about cigars.Theodore's awake, but he isn't making a sound. The rest of your three prisoners are either lying completely still, though one is wriggling away from the one in the middle, who did shit their pants earlier. It doesn't smell bad to you at least, but it smells different than the stench of rotting meat.Wat do?>Raise some dead>Use the weird fire spell on one of the living subjects, that's the whole reason you got them in the first place.>"Hey there... Theo-duck? Turd-dore? Whatever, I'm calling you shithead. Do you want a second arm replacement, or do you want to cooperate?">Write in>minions, normal10 zombies1 skeleton (archer)2 skeleton (club)9 cats50 undead rats (I'm slowing down the rate at which these guys spawn a lot now.)>Corpses3 thug corpses
>>5130068>Raise some dead
>>5130068>Raise some deadI like Skeletons, we should raise more of those. Try and figure out if we can up the quality on normal mobs without putting in as much resources as we did for Poncho/Sarape/Sombrero.Also ask Sombrero if he feels incomplete, the way Poncho said he felt before we fused a Ghoul into him. Maybe we can stabilize their personalities a little if we do this.
>>5130068Get more raaaats!
>>5130068>MORE RATS FOR THE RAT KINGWE NEED MORE RATS.
>>5130095>>5130119How about RAISING UNDEAD RATS!RATS AS FAR AS THE EYES CAN SEE!GIANT TITAN RATS MADE OF SMALLER RATS!RAT POWERED RATS!https://youtu.be/7lyhccGJHUk
THEORY the reason blueberry likes other peoples blood and the reason the dude had no magic is she absorbed it. Maybe it felt bad when she was just doing it herself cause it was a net mana loss but absorbing the dude was a net gain.
>>5130068Also >Use the weird fire spell on one of the living subjects, that's the whole reason you got them in the first place.
>>5130068>Let blueberry drain one arm of the target, then>Use the weird fire spell on one of the living subjects, that's the whole reason you got them in the first place.Let's show we don't fuck around.Then, Tard-Hodor might be willing to cooperate.
>>5130068>Raise some dead>Use the weird fire spell on one of the living subjects, that's the whole reason you got them in the first place.
>>5130068>MORE RATS FOR THE RAT KING>Use the weird fire spell on one of the living subjects, that's the whole reason you got them in the first place.
>>5130285Blueberry isn't in the room with you right now.>Use the weird fire spell on one of the living subjects, that's the whole reason you got them in the first place.You stride over to the man who shit his pants, and before saying anything, you quickly mutter the words for magic missle, and the blue fire forms around you again. You chuck the flames toward him, and at first, they don't seem to have any effect. Suddenly, he begins writhing in pain, and you see random burn marks and patches of chill appear around him as the flame slowly fades away. He's still alive though, but clearly has suffered some considerable damage. What's truly remarkable is how little energy this spell uses up, around a fourth of what a "default" magic blast takes from you, though clearly not as lethal. Casting the spell again, you count the flames and find... 5 of them. You experiment a little more, and realize that you can even set separate targets and "hold" the spell for up to almost a full minute, at which point you feel a horrible tingling sensation as the flames either shoot towards the target or dissipate. However, this spell is rather pathetic in terms of damage. You cast it once, twice, thrice, four times on the man laying on the ground before he falls unconscious, and even then, he doesn't appear to be in serious risk of dying.Leaving that aside...Time for some undead! You've kinda figured it out by now, a "normal" corpse basically has three possibilities for it, as you stand, skeleton, zombie, or ghoul. Zombies are tankier, skeletons are slightly quicker, and ghouls are a nice combination with some claw hands. However, skeletons can wield weapons if they did so in life, but it's not out of the question that other undead can be trained to do it eventually. However, you're not entirely sure what influences what causes a corpse to suddenly become a skeleton and peel off all it's flesh or mutate and become a ghoul, though it's not possible for a Skeleton to grow flesh. You curl your magic around the three corpses, stripping them of flesh, and they twitch and shudder as you raise them a second later.They pick up the weapons they had in life, a shitty spear, a pair of brass knuckles, though the third one simply wanders around before suddenly picking up one of your undead cats. ...you're not quite sure what that's all about.Theodore suddenly pipes up.>"....Necromancer! I... I am, willing to m-make a deal with you, j-just come talk to me, please!"Wat do?>Try to use Shocking Grasp on one of your living subjects>Try to cast Auto-Armor on yourself>"Shut the fuck up Turd-dump! You have no power here!">"Fine, Turd-dump, fucking spill now, or I get Voxl to take a eyeball and I replace your other hand.">Write in
>>5130704>Try to cast Auto-Armor on yourself>I hope that means you are going to give me all the information you have, otherwise I will have to give more "gifts" to you
>>5130704>Try to use Shocking Grasp on one of your living subjects>Try to cast Auto-Armor on yourself>"Shut the fuck up Turd-dump! You have no power here!"I want to let the Commie stew in his fear a little longer. I want him to really suffer for his bullshit.
Before trying anything, you try to cast that auto-armor spell, just to fuck with him a little. This time, the feeling of sour is even stronger, but this time, the spell activates, and you see a brief flash of blue around yourself. Cautiously taking the brass knuckles out of the hands of the recently raised skeleton, you throw a punch towards your right thigh. However, it's still no good, it consumed far more energy than described in the book, even at maximum capacity. You punch yourself a few more times before a audible shattering sound plays. You cast it once again, hoping to feel the sensations you did when you cast magic missile at first.This time, three sensations appear, though different from last time.>A feeling of being constricted, blood being brought out and back into your body by tubes tearing into your flesh>A feeling of getting your teeth leaping from their sockets and burying them in someone's face>The same feeling you get when you raise an undead, but pumped into a different form.Pushing that aside for now...>"Alright, Turd-Dump. First things first, I need to make something real clear. I'm in control, you have no power here, you're appealing to me. You're going to give me all the useful info you got at the least, and if I think you're holding back, you're dead."He nods.>"Alright, first things first... How can I make sure if I let you go, you won't just scurry off and betray me?"Turd-Dump grits his teeth.>"I- I am willing to let you p-perform... another procedure on my remaining arm, th-that way, i-if I betray you, I-I lose both o-of my arms, don't I?"You don't know that, but you guess that all depends on if undead crumble after their master dies, and if his arms count as undead, or artifacts.>'S-second, I will t-tell you how the Nova b-berries are cultivated, and the way we procure the l-liquid, and of course I will supply you f-for..."He grits his teeth again.>"Free... at least, in coins. W-we are in need of... soldiers. I... I am willing to part with... with... two batches of material for each one you provide th-that can wield weapons, and... one batch for two of the lesser ones! If... you prove trustworthy... I am also willing to hire your more... advanced creations."Wait, three batches is well over 150 sil- wait. He has no idea about Blueberry. At best, he thinks that you're treating her like a spoiled lab rat at best, so he has no idea your Space sells for so much cause she brews it. Still, you still feel like you risk getting scammed somehow. Wat do? (You can combine demands)>"...Three batches for a weapon one, and one batch for a lesser one.">"No, tell me what they're made of now. There are a bunch of other wizards in this shithole, so either you curry favor with me now, or piss me off and only slightly delay me once I ally with them.">"You provide the corpses in this arrangement, and I expect a supply of at least 50 batches in stock when you visit.">Write in
>>5131196>"...Three batches for a weapon one, and one batch for a lesser one.">And you will provide the corpses, and share information on your campaign when you come over.
>>5131232+1 Seems good to me.
>>5131196...Do we really want to back a communist revolution? As far as pure business goes >>5131232 should be fine, but we should probably talk him into just taking over another territory and establishing a freedom trail/underground railroad sort of thing. Let the Lunar Elves steep in their own bullshit.
>>5131426I was thinking of just taking the place over ourselves once we get powerful enough, hence him giving us any intel. Their army will be already loyal to us after all.
>>5131441Maybe, but he's also going to get us noticed before we're ready if we're not careful. We could probably ask for more--remember what Janna said about how valuable we are?--we could probably go as high as 12 per high-quality corpse and 6 batches per low quality corps and be fine... but I dunno if I trust this guy with corpses that will draw attention, or back his stupid communist nonsense in principal. Asking him to establish an enclave in town that's defended by our corpses and a freedom trail? Needs to be much subtler by nature.
>>5131441Supporting. We wanted to get that elfic continent for ourselves anyway, so let Theodore get it, then picrel
>>5131441>>5131232Lmao fuck it combine these two
>>5131674>>5131710I don't think there is a need to combine or support, both anons were me.My internet just sucks and resets every once in a while, changing my ID.
>>5132002And that's why I like using trips or names on quests.BTW, I'm >>5131674 wildly IP-Hopin
>>5131232>"First off, moron, you get the corpses and the weapons and you give me slightly more than you need, got it? The guy I'm working with wants minions too, and he does the same, and may be already able to procure ingredients eventually as well. I need high-quality shit, I can't raise weapon users if they didn't use weapons in life (you're still not 100% sure about that, but whatever).">"Second off, I don't put it past you to waste my fucking time by sending soldiers to a rebel base that can't hold their side of the deal, you bring the materials with you, and you'll update me on your "Fight against the... Splaks?" Seriously, that shit sounds like something Nick would put on TV in the 2000s. Whenever we deal with one another.">"Finally... Your rates are too high, three for a weapon wielding zombie, and one batch for a lesser undead."Theodore grits his teeth.>"I... Those are acceptable, except the last. If you were to give us such a... horrible rate for lesser undead, we would barely utilize it. I-I'm not refusing your offer, I'm just letting you know!">"I... am unable to visit this city o-often. I will only be able t-to come by once a week, and then we will exchange materials. I also cannot w-waste my time p-picking up small batches of soldiers ultimately inferior to the real thing. We need... a minimum of 15 supplies worth of undead each time we visit. If you fail to meet this condition more than twice in a row... our deal is off. I-it's simply a matter of resources and time, I'm sure you understand!."He's sweating.Wat do?>"Alright. I give you my word. Now, tell me about the Nova berries and weird fluid tubes, then we can move onto your surgery, and begin our profitable partnership.">"...About renting, it's going to be... 100 supplies a week to rent them, and you need to let me check up on them. They're worth at least 5 weapon users, meaning its 15 a day. I'm even giving you a discount!">"...You're not actually in charge of the resistance, are you? At best, you're decently important, but if it takes even a single day of travel time, there's no way you can come here that often, having a leader there only 5/7ths of the time.">Write in
>>5136705>"...You're not actually in charge of the resistance, are you? At best, you're decently important, but if it takes even a single day of travel time, there's no way you can come here that often, having a leader there only 5/7ths of the time.">You keep the supplies coming, stop trying to bullshit me, give me the info, and we have a deal. Or is overthrowing those rouals bot that important to you?
>>5136782The typos are "royals" and "not"
>"...Unless you offer us something truly outrageous in terms of manpower, we have enough stock and production for our dealings in definitely."You do wonder if the royals are actually worse than you in Theodore’s eyes. You are a necromancer, but if you think about it, you’ve not really "oppressed" anyone, sure, you've press-ganged Janna, Blueberry, and Voxl into helping you initia- wait Voxl joined voluntarily. So literally just Blueberry and Janna, and those have agreed at this point. You did kill those guys, but you doubt that Theodore was a idiot enough to think people in this shithole would be innocent, and those guys were covered in gang tattoos.Well, onto the next arm! ...To be honest, it's not nearly as exciting the second time around, you stuff the rag into his mouth more for his safety than anything, strip off the bone, and rip off the flesh, feeling exhausted. You swipe your hands, and Theodore is covered in tears and mangled the rag, but this time, he's conscious. You unstrap him, and for a second, you think he's trying to bumrush you before he faceplants.>"a-a f-few m-minutes on... th-the ground... r-est, t-then I leave."Well... this is awkward.You're extremely tapped out on magicWat do?>Go talk to Blueberry about this>Go to your study>Go take a rest>"...I hope you're not stupid enough to try and kidnap me or Blueberry for that shit.">Write in
>>5138172>>"...I hope you're not stupid enough to try and kidnap me or Blueberry for that shit.">>Go talk to Blueberry about this>>Go take a rest
>>5138172>Go talk to Blueberry about this>Go take a restSo the black thing is made out of blood of magic people. And we have someone that can manipulate blood.Blueberry might end up being able to produce it by just draining people instead of killing them one day.
>>5138172Grab something for Theodore to eat and drink then send him on his way. We've tortured him enough and we're hopefully past his bullshit. Still killing him if he's an ass.>>5138198This. Blueberry snuggling, the talking about her blood powers. Once we get some cash we can stare doling out paychecks, which will be nice.
>>5138194>>5138198>>5138211>"...I hope you're not stupid enough to try and kidnap me or Blueberry for that shit.">"D-doubt b-blaa... ck m.. g, f'r ZZZZZZ"Great, he's knocked out. Not dead, just knocked out.>"Sarape, grab some stale bread and water, feed it to him when he wakes up, then get him outta here. If it takes more than like, an hour, just wake him up and get him outta here.">"surethingbigbossmandudeboyhesnowlikeatwothridsbrotherbutthatsonlyhisarmssomaybeitslikeaquarterohwellyousaidimnotsupposedtocallhimbrotheruntilhedoessomethingcool!"You find Blueberry chatting with Janna.>"S-so, uh, yeah! D-don't worry, I'm s-sure Anon knows, like, what he's doing, or at least, won't durt me on purpose."Janna spots you, and her face snaps back to a unreadable expression before defaulting back to a cocky grin.>"What's up you shut-in, how goes working for the fattest guy within like, a thousand kilometers?">"Shut the hell up, you're technically working for him too, and scoot over."You lean sort of on Blueberry's shoulders, Janna's hands twitch for a second, but relax pretty quickly. Blueberry is blushing.>"I got tapped out of magic again, but... I managed to negotiate a deal with Theodore. Not money, undead for his revolution things."Both of the girls scowl.>"Ugh, well, at least if you're not getting ripped off, I personally couldn't care less, but on the off chance the idiot manages to overturn the government, it'd be nice not to be on their shit-list.">"I-I'm n-not sure h-helping them is such, like, a good idea... what i-if the king figures out w-w-whats happening and sends the army after us?">"Ah, you worry too much Solly, if we gotta worry about anything, it's the church, didn't you say that they're, like, super deep in the cover-up?"Blueberry mutters to herself.>"Yeah..."
You listen to them shoot the shit for a while until dinner time comes... which is also when you see Sarape picking up theodore like a ball with all six of his arms and carrying them to the door.>"U-unhand me! I can walk by myself! I'm not a newborn!">"nopenopenopethecommanderlordbosssaidtocarryyououtsoimcarryingyououtbecauseilistentothekingbelowcausehessortalikemydadbutnotreallyimeanponchoandsombreroaremybrothersbutcallinghimdadwouldweirdatthispointbutthepointisthatihavetolistensoihavetocarryyou."He drops Theodore outside the door, closes it. and then Theodore opens it right back up and gestures at his distinctly undead arms.>"...I need rags or something, I'm not sure if you realized, but running around with two skeleton arms is a great way to get sold as a freak or purged by the church!"After tossing him some shitty rags, you have dinner with your crew.>"Right, anon, you bitched at me last time for not helping you properly, so ask any questions about the PIG right now, and don't waste too much time casting spells or anything, Pig's gonna wanna meet early."...wait. Oh shit. You arranged things so that Theodore would be handed off, but you guess it's fine since you got the supply secured?Wat do?>"So, uh on a scale of 1 to 10, how pissed will he be about the upgrade?">"Any chance we can talk him down out of 30% of the profits even with self-distribution?">"Is he, like, a human, or something else?">"Chances of him, I don't know, trying to take you and Blueberry as collateral or some shit?">Write in.
>>5138891>"So, uh on a scale of 1 to 10, how pissed will he be about the upgrade?">"Is he, like, a human, or something else?">"Chances of him, I don't know, trying to take you and Blueberry as collateral or some shit?"
>>5138891>Ok, so the pig hates renegotiating terms, but how pissed will he be about having to move us out? Will he demand some outrageous things as a form of punishment?>And how likely is he to try and backstab me as soon and the bandinos are finished? Or atleast try to force some unfair deal that I will obviously refuse and drag the city in some undead vs gangs war?
>>5138891>>5139222>>5139360>>5139388>>5139532In hindsight I feel really stupid right about now. We're a necromancer. Our forte doesnt exclusively restrict us to small animals and humanoids.We should consider ask PIG if he can hook us up with dead animals. We dont even need the flesh. If Pig could make a deal with the local butchers to give us the big ass heavy bones of whatever they have, we can use it to make more done weaponry and armor. Same for horses, oxen, bulls, literally anything.
>>5139762Dude you're a genious.And if there is some big game hunt, we might even have a dinozombie.
>>5139849>Anon becomes an amateur archeologist to ressurect ancient extinct monsters.
>>5139762>>5139849>>5139872We... we don't need to. We mashed bones together for Poncho and the others. We just need the strongest bones we can find, imagination, and a fuckload of mana. No need for fossils we you can make your own templates. Who needs dinos when you can raid a couple butchers's trashbins, two cemeteries and kitbash a dracolich ? Not this necromancer.But yeah, finding an elephant cemetery or something like that could be nice for variety, shits, and giggles.
>>5139902Literally any bones. Butchers and slaughter houses go through hundreds of animal corpses every day. That's an avenue of materials we could get on the cheap, at most we shill a couple of silver coins per cart full of bones and guts to be delivered to us.
>>5139902We don't need to raise dinosaur skeletons. Bu, would you not want to?
>"Ok, so the pig hates renegotiating terms, but how pissed will he be about having to move us out? Will he demand some outrageous things as a form of punishment? I don't know, forcing us to make space, taking you guys as collateral, or something stupid like that?"Janna rolls her eyes a bit.>"Don't worry, he's not going to take me, I'm profitable for every single gang here, I even used to work for the Bandinos sometimes, but that stopped years ago, rigged fights, special moves bets, timed fights... Of course, rigged in my favor of course, and I like the timed ones better, gives me a challenge.">"He's not dumb enough to try and take someone you're so... obviously... attached to in Solana's case, it'd just piss you off.">"Now... I think he'll be pretty fucking pissed, of course, he won't show it, but that's par for his style. At least initially, wanting a upgrade from a genuinely top-tier suite because you're greedy? Stupid, wouldn't ever consider it. Want a upgrade because you literally raised something that wouldn't fit? Yeah, he might even be scared of you!">"Of course... I did say this place is top-tier, so he might not even be able to move us if he wanted.">"He's definitely going to make us do something important though, probably gonna jump the gun on the whole "Reveal necromancer ally" thing, probably up your quotas as well.">"Don't think he'll do anything too dumb, he's survived this long by just finishing off weaklings and defending himself, he won't risk anything too stupid."That's... okay to know. You really hope the qutoas are small enough, or your magic grows fast enough so that you can ultimately make more minions for yourself than him.>"And how likely is he to try and backstab me as soon and the bandinos are finished? Or at least try to force some unfair deal that I will obviously refuse and drag the city in some undead vs gangs war?"
Janna opens and closes her mouth.>"...Really, really unlikely. He'd have to have reason to think you'd betray him, that's the most important part. Pig does want to rule the city, like all the other families, but he seems pretty content to just... wait.">"If I had to guess, he wouldn't even mind if Gulch was in charge of him, so long as he could keep his operations running. No one trusts Kosmos though, so uh, don't put them into power.">"Also, you gotta remember, I have no idea how powerful you guys get, you could be maxing out right now, in which case your concern should be the ambitious idiots trying to prove a point, or you could be miles away, in which case Pig would drop to one knee and swear loyalty... if it wouldn't destroy his kneecaps! ha!"He is the spitting image of UGLY BASTARD, you're inclined to agree.>"Speaking of his weight, is he, like, a human, or something else? People from where I come from usually die pretty quick if we reach that weight."Janna clicks her tounge.>"Maaaaybe? He's OLD. At least 80 something, but he still looks fifty at most. Might be illusion spells, might be a half-breed.">"Looks like a Porc, but those only live till sixty something, and half breeds of that race don't exist.">"Anyways, I'm starving, I'm gonna go eat."You're tapped out on magicWat do?>Join her>Go to your study>Write in
>>5140413>Join her>Write inCommand our rats to fuck off into the sewers and bring back some more rats for us, preferably ones they kill.
>>5140413>Join her>Talk about her enchanted clothes she keep mentioning. Also that both of her outfits are Jojo references
>>5140449+1 MORE RATS MORE RATS MORE RATS
Official quest theme:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RmdJ7iCys0s
>>5140449>>5140493>>5140764Before heading to dinner, you fuck off to get your rats to go and slaughter their brethren. Hopefully they can produce some results. They scurry away and... oh fuck they're heading towards the washroom. After clarifying your orders a bit more, they scurry out in small clumps into the sewers.Voxl's already drunk at this point, the food delivery this time came with some extra ale. After a few minutes of listening to Blueberry complain about how shit the Bandino's drugs are (Apparently some of their "custom blends" are just drugs so horribly brewed that they have completely different effects than the original) you talk to Janna again.>"So, uh, what's up with the enchanted clothing, and why the fuck is it a Jojo reference?"Janna devours a tomato before speaking>"What the fuck is a Jojo? I don't fucking know what the hell you're talking about.">"Again, the enchanted shit, not that great honestly, it's basically just hide armor, but you don't need to repair it and it doesn't hinder my movements. I got it done by Kosmos for basically humiliating myself for a huge bet they were doing.">"I don't know how hard you can make it, though in stories there's knights that walk though fire and all that bullshit, it's probably possible, but I haven't seen it."She's not... a total walking dio ripoff, her hearts are red instead of lime green, and you're pretty sure dio had... yellow eyes? red eyes? were they ever green? wasn't the digitally colored version blue-eyed? Whatever, hers are green.Blueberry pipes up.>"Uh... I- th-think t-the spellblades from my... home had enchanted armor, they like, just got swords-s and s-stuff bouncing off them w-whenever there were riots. B-but it was... full armor, s-so m-maybe the a-armor itself was like, good."Voxl puffs on his cigar>"Yeah, I once met a bloke who wore a headband that was enchanted to be as 'ard as steel or at least e' sed it wuz, bloody amazin', saved 'im more than a few times from a feral gobbo."You hear Janna muttering to herself.>"...Is there a single small race that doesn't hate all the others...?"Wat do?>"Janna, how often do you get contracted to fight rigged shit?">"By the way, Voxl, unless your entire race has a sworn bloodoath to kill a gnomes, please don't fight with... Sarah? Saraine? Whatever, glasses bitch.">Write in
>>5141714Who wants self repairing leather armor made from human skin?
>>5141714>"By the way, Voxl, unless your entire race has a sworn bloodoath to kill a gnomes, please don't fight with... Sarah? Saraine? Whatever, glasses bitch."I want to create a massive rat, and as we go on we progressively just make it bigger and bigger.
>>5141951But how would we so that? Flesh is a vitxh to work with, unless we some how figure out how to stick undead muscles together to make giant muscle monsters. Bones are the easiest stuff to work with. What if we made each rat really well? Like a mix of quality and quantity where each dead rat can regenerate by eating things? I.E. rat swarms eat people to heal, and eat extremely damaged rats to heal and recycle them into the swarm.Should we make a smart fire skull rat follower/pet?
>>5141714>So my robes are probably enchanted too, since they boost my magical abilities.>Jojo is a manga from my home, basically a novel told through images. It's just that you look nearly the same like the main villain, in apperance and clothes, both the enchanted and normal ones. Main difference is that you are a woman, of course. So I wantes to know if someone also had come here before and spread the idea, if it's a coincidence, or the Gods are just hacks.
>>5141977Yeah I was thinking more of just a giant skeleton rat since flesh would be a bit fucked to work with, I just want a giant rat man.>>5141951Changing to >>5142110 +1
>"By the way, Voxl, unless your entire race has a sworn bloodoath to kill all gnomes, please don't fight with... Sarah? Saraine? Whatever, glasses bitch."Voxl devours another chicken leg, bone and all before responding.>"Fine, I'll try... but remember! Gnomes are diiiiiiicks. Never trust 'em, especially when eatin' food or tryin' ta move."Alright, that's... good?>"Fuckin' land-stealing fleshies... fuckin' spread like ants, don' even use all the land they steal..." Alright, you'll. Deal with that later. Or never, probably the second.>"So my robes are probably enchanted too, since they boost my magical abilities."Janna nods.>"I think thats a fuckofalot more expensive than getting shit strengthed, so I have no idea how you got that. Or I might be wrong. What's a Jojo?">"Jojo is a manga from my home, basically a novel told through images. It's just that you look nearly the same like the main villain, in apperance and clothes, both the enchanted and normal ones. Main difference is that you are a woman. I wanted to know if someone also had come here before and spread the idea, if it's a coincidence, or the Gods are just hacks."Janna thinks for a bit. >"I mean... I can't say anything about my appearance, but my outfit isn't all that complicated, it's a golden jacket and pants, some red heart belts and black bodytights.">"Uh, people don't really use throwing knives in the pit fights here, but I think it's because they're scared of me pulping their faces for being a rip-off. ...Would probbably do it, to be honest."You briefly take notice that she doesn't have those weird ring things on her arms, and the pants are "normal" not having the weird thing where the pants appear to be hovering by force of pure anime outfit logic/held up by two very loose belt-things.
>"...I don't think I'd make a good villain, I just kinda punch stuff, throw knives, don't really wanna take over the world like you seem to be gunning for. I don't know, maybe one of the guys from your continent came here, saw me fight, and then based their design off me? I think you're thinking too much, beyond just being good at fighting and the standard personality shit I don't think you're interested in, I think the only interesting thing is that I think my ancestors might have fucked a beast-kin somewhere, that or my canines are just really sharp by themselves.">"...Sure."Janna still does not believe you were sent here by the gods. Actually, from the sound of it, the gods that sent you here aren't native at all, unless they were purged along with all the cool magic swag. You briefly consider the route of giving her a time-stopping lich once you're powerful enough, but to be honest, that seems kinda like a waste. you wonder if turning people into vampires is even possible. Honestly, beyond surface level physical similarities (right down to chest size, zing), the knives, and a general amount of arrogance, she doesn't seem all that similar to DIO.Everyone's pretty much finished, and blueberry hanging on your arm has gotten your magic supply to... low levels.Wat do?>Go to your study>"Janna, would you mind please sparring with Poncho and Sarape again?">"I think I'm gonna turn in early, all my magics fucked out, and the Pig guys are coming here early.">Write in
>>5142947>"I think I'm gonna turn in early, all my magics fucked out, and the Pig guys are coming here early.">If any of you have any idea on how to entertain Sarape, you are welcome to try.
>>5142958+1 We should totally give her the ability to stop time eventually just to complete the dio look, also because having a time stopping ally is probably a good idea.
>>5142958>"I think I'm gonna turn in early, all my magics fucked out, and the Pig guys are coming here early.">"If any of you have any idea on how to entertain Sarape, you're welcome to try. I don't think he'll do anything too stupid, but I'd rather have him not go batshit when he finally gets to fight."As you leave, you hear Blueberry talk to Janna.>"So, uh, like, is S-S-Sarape super light? I was wondering cause you, like, p-punched his... eye out.">"Kinda? He's on like, the lighter side, nothing impossible, but.. uh... back when we did the weight classes thing yeah, lightweight.">"...Wonder how far you could punch a gnome...">"Seriously, why does every race that's normally shorter than 4 feet want to shank each other to death?"You flop down on the bed. Today was a productive day, you got your supply lines set, you've got a upgrade in store, Poncho has two bros, and Blueberry is at least somewhat in control of her powers... unless she starts mutating. Whatever, you'll deal with it when you don't have a headache from low magic. You briefly consider taking a bath, but... you don't smell, and evil people don't take baths! ...Plus, your head still hurts.As you wake up, you find yourself short of breath, as blue berry is lying sideways across you. As you push her off, Voxl walks into the room.>"Boss, I think tha guys from fatso the great are here, and... uh, they dun' luk too happy, I kinda... told 'em you managed to get a supply line."He panicks as you facepalm.>"Bu' I didn' tell 'em bout the whole "drugs fer deads" ting, and Janna's runnin' damage control."As you walk downstairs, you see a very pissed looking Sarah, a mildly annoyed Gazef, and a whole lot more thugs than usual standing with them inside your main room. Notably among them is a bored looking pale as shit elf with scars across his face. He isn't "Snow white skin" pale, more just "pasty motherfucker" pale.As you step off the stairs, Sarah whips towards you.>"Ah! Anon, your... associate has just informed me that you've let a valuable prisoner go, one with access to military might, with no guarantee of his return, and a vague deal he "can't tell me about." >"We've wasted over over 250 gold coins hiring professional interrogators because of you and your hasty decisions! The least you could have done was wait until this morning to check with me!">"Not only that, but I take it you still want that upgraded lair or "baby arms" for that non-existent undead?"Wat do?>"Holy shit, it's not my fault you retards can't budget.">"I literally replaced both his arms with shit I can crumble at any time, if he welches, they go bye.">"...For shit's sake, you're practically asking for me to use you as the source for Sarape's arms at this point, can someone versed in non-asshole talk to me instead?">"I can literally show you the undead, calm your midget tits and I'll take you to the back.">Write in
>>5144904>spending 250 gold to hire "professionals">being pissy at the guy that can turn you undead>they dont know about our super undead champion tier boisOkay, first off, are the thugs you brought with you the very same professional interrogators you hired, and do they currently have the gold you payed them with on them right now -in case they'd like to buy some drugs- , and are they important?If these thugs are the payed interrogators and are infact not important, and the elf is affiliated with PIG, ask them all to stay put for a second. Go grab Sombrero, and tell him to go ham on everyone but the elf, our friends, and Gazef, Gazef is cool.If these arent the payed interrogators then say this.>"I literally replaced both his arms with shit I can crumble at any time, if he welches, they go bye."
>>5144904>We secured a supply line for rare materials allowing us to create the higher quality batch. This ingredients are mandatory and I'm afraid only the fucker was able to get them for us. Alive.>"Not to be afraid, I literally replaced both his arms with shit I can crumble at any time, if he doesn't come with the goods on agreed time, he will literally become harmless.">Now, we are here for business. Here are your undead, how much do you want for next time? Forgot about the upgraded lair things. I still need smaller sized arms for experiments, research, and more generally ways to retain my powers that I can't describe to you guys.>Don't show them the boss undead.
>>5144904Hey wait, we were promised rats from the right?>>5144917Oh yeah no they can look, but they're never getting our boys. We charge an extra premium if they want to rent their services.
>>5144904>"Holy shit, it's not my fault you retards can't budget.">"I literally replaced both his arms with shit I can crumble at any time, if he welches, they go bye.">"I can literally show you the undead, calm your midget tits and I'll take you to the back."
>>5144904>I've replaced both of his arms with skeletal ones. Either he works with me, or they crumble. Also I have a sense of him through them.>If you don't believe in Sombrero, the Sentient Bone Colossus, you are free to check the laboratory. He is stuck there, since I have been kind enough to not break walls and floora to free him.>And the baby arms were for ceRossbows and my other new sentient undead, Sarape. I've learned how to create weapons without needing them, but they may be useful still.>I asked Voxl to not suplex you into the sun. Stop trying to make me reconsider it.
>>5145022Oh shit, crossbows got fucked and broke the post.
>>5145023>>5145022Yeah, turns our properly made weapons, the really good kinds, are expensive as fuck. We should turn down the offer of weapons, and just stick to making our own. We're getting better with every try, and its arguably cheaper to make swords and crossbows out of corpses.
Jesus fuggin' christ, is she trying to save face or whatever? I mean, you don't think anyone would get mad at someone for backing down when someone starts asking for supplies of baby arms, and you doubt Gazef is the only thug with half a brain, so it might be the interrogators? Or maybe it really is the money, though you doubt 2500 silver is that much to gangs.>"First off, it's not my fault you retards can't budget. Like holy shit, I did it with a dirty rag, some water, and getting a Kobold to search someone. It does not take two k and a half to do this shit."You see a vein grow on Sarah's face, and the elf rolls their eyes at you.>"You got lucky! I've lost count of the idiots who've accidentally killed a prisoner because they don't understand that shock is a thing! Let alone the amount of people who've gone "I thought they could breathe underwater!" ">"Second off, I literally stripped both his arms of flesh and made them undead, so if he disobeys me, off they go."Sarah opens and closes her mouth.>"Fine. So you may have solved the problem with your prisoner, though I'm still not fully satisfied. To be perfectly frank, I thought you screwed up, killed them, and was trying to cover it up... mostly because of the exchange rate not being made clear to me."The elf mutters something under his breath about inefficency>"However, there's no way you could genuinely need "baby arms," and for the record, you suck at threats. As for the upgrade... I can understand your desire to get a more defensible lair, but as it stands, it's perfectly adequte, so please refrain from ly-">"I can literally show you the undead, calm your midget tits, and also, I need more bones in general, I figured out how to make longswords, and crossbows. Only sorta on that last part though. SARAPE, COME MEET OUR GUESTS.">"You did not just fucking call me a mi-">"hisupremeoverlorddarkcommanderivebeenhavingsomuchfunwithmycrossbowbutiwantmoreandiohwaithelloguestsareyouheretogivethelargerhousestomybigbrotherithinknotdadwantstogivemesomemorearmsbuttobehonestidontreallythinkineednewarmsunlesshemeanssmallonesthoughgidontreallylikehavingfourlegssomestimesbutiguessitmakesmefasterhello."Sarape barrels in from the undead lab and starts rapidly scuttling around the group. Most of the thugs flinch, one even starts backing towards out of the door. Gazef just draws his sword, but Sarape either doesn't notice, or take care.
>"sowhichonespigtheyarentfatenoughtobecalledpigunlessitsoneofthoseweirdironicthingsortheyhaveanoselikeapigsbutnononesnoselookslikeapighereordidyoumeanguestslikeonesihavetokill?">"This is Sarape, I'm going to add more arms to him so he can shoot better. Now, if you'll just come with me to the back, I'll be happy to show you Sombrero."One thug starts praying, the elf's face has gone completely neutral now, and Sarah's shaking.>"U-uh... I... There's no need at this point, seeing Sarape is more than enough proof you can create undead large enough to require renovations! W-we can schedule you a temporary residence, an- and..."Janna has a shit eating grin on her face, and Voxl... Uh, well. Is "hatefuck" an emotion you can make on your face? Blueberry's not here, but you can see her peering out from on the top of the stairs. Poncho has just been standing here, glowering at the thugs, though he doesn't seem to have his swords on him.Wat do?>"Fine then, let's go see Pig. I'm bringing everyone along with me by the way.">"No, no, no, I Insist!">Write inI'm honestly considering a total rehaul of the economy at this point, but whatever, THE UNDEAD MUST RISE REGARDLESS OF IF THE STOCK MARKET IS
>>5147128>"No, no, no, I Insist!"Let's scare them shitless even more by showing off Sombrero, I also want to tell them that we plan on making a giant skeleton rat but I'm not sure if other anons also want to make one.
>>5147151>supportWe could use the large undead rat as a sort of commander to the lesser rats we raise
>>5147151+1 Yes!>>5147172YES! LETS MAKE A SKAVEN KING RAT!HE'LL BE THE BIGGESTRAT THAT MAKES ALL OF DA RULS!Fuck can we make the giant rat lord today? Right fucking now?https://youtu.be/cOJRTaasGAk
>>5147128>"No, no, no, I Insist!"
>>5147128>"No, no, no, I Insist!">Write inAre we still going to bring up the butcher shop, slaughter house, and farm animal bones collection idea? Easy source of bones in the cheap.
>>5147128>"No, no, no, I Insist!"We will replace coins with bones! Vote Anon for president!
>>5147244I was thinking of making a rat king to be the rat leader.But the Great Horned Rat undead edition works too
>>5147411What kind of rat king did you have in mind? Undead rat sith a crown? Giant rat? Bipedal rat? Giant rat hivemind made of smaller rats?
>>5147731A rat king is that thing in the imaged I showed, apparently it happened in medieval germany a lot for some reason.The powers, I was thinking of some kid of mental powers that could control the swarm like it was one, and even control it from far alway.Phisically, I was thing of around 10 large rats fused together, with their tails making a crown like object. And if you kill one of the rats, it could just add another one to the the tails and continue on.So maybe some sort of hivemind overseer, or psychic magical rat?Honestly, I have no idea what we are capable off, so I'm fine with anyth8nf the QM give us as long as it's cool.
>>5147151>"No, no, no, I Insist!"You guide them along, and you notice Sarape is quite... grabby. He straight up licks one bald guy's head, and he keeps babbling as they walk towards your lab. You notice that the elf is trying to stay away from him, at least subtly. Sarah's just started hiding behind guards at this point. As you enter the room, Sombrero creaks to attention.>"Ma-ster, *SSST* Are these, experiments?">"Shall I, crush-smash?"One of the thugs is just sobbing at this point, the small horde of undead probably isn't helping their composure. One of the cats starts rubbing against Sarah's legs... which would be a whole lot cuter for her if she wasn't short enough for "Cat leaps and claws eyes out" to be a reasonable cause of death for her. There's also the whole thing where some of the cats hunt the rats, but because their digestive systems don't work properly, the rats just crawl out of their stomachs.>"Right... Sombrero, don't smash them unless they try to hurt me or my friends, Sarah, you can still give me rat traps, right? Also, are there any butcheries in town?">"T-there are... a few places that dispose of bones and meat... we could, g-get a deal to dispose their things cheaply...">"Alright, you can clearly see that I do need a upgrade, or else Sombrero's just gonna have to smash through the walls."Sarah bites her lip.>"Ah... to be perfectly honest Mr... ">"No, we aren't going to do the A. Faggot thing or the Mous thing, just call me anon, or supreme lord of darkness anon, or big boss.">"Well, Anon, To be perfectly frank, we thought that at most, you raised an undead about as large as Poncho, but enlarged just enough they could not fit through doors properly, and moving you w-would be a waste for a singular undead like that. With... him, a upgrade is certainly more reasonable.">"...We can discuss more at the Pigsty, if you wouldn't mind...?"Wat do?>"Fine. (Choose who comes and who stays)">"Before we leave, can you explain why Pig cares so much about space to spend that much money on it?">"Alright, lemme bring my rats.">Write in>minions, normal10 zombies1 skeleton (archer)2 skeleton (club)1 Skeleton spear1 skeleton knuckles1 skeleton... cat-user?9 cats51 undead rats>friends/lieuteniants.PonchoBlueberryJannaVoxlSarapeThis is pretty heavily implied already, but trying to make a second sombrero, at least at your current powerlevel, would be actual suicide.
>>5147916>"Alright, lemme bring my rats."
>>5147916>"Alright, lemme bring my rats."I used to oppose the rats, BUT NO LONGER.THE SWARM MUST GROW
>>5147916>"Alright, lemme bring my rats."Shit we can't make big rat yet? Well that's fine I was thinking further down the road when we have more rats, I want to make it the size of a fucking mountain, or at least a large hill.>>5148115YES! JOIN THE RAT CULT!
>>5147916>"Alright, lemme bring my rats."Take Janna with us. She's got the big brain going on and knows how to socialize with gangsters.
>>5148994Yeah, Jenna is a must to bring to the Pig, she already knows how he works.
>>5147809https://youtu.be/N4EEntihnH0You means powers from this game? Could work once we have thousands of rats.The hivemind/overseer/ratlords/ratkings I can get behind, but I'm on the fence about tying their tails together. If it'll make the rats stronger than sure.
>>5149417Wait, there is a game about a magical rat swarm? I just went for a mixture of a real thing and some /x/ tier cryptid bullshit power, since why I said I'm ok with whatever as long as it's cool.
>>5147916>"Alright, lemme bring my rats."rat hivemind sound amazing lets do it, maybe as a support type for the other big minions?
Sorry for the drought of updates, midterms. Will try to post tonite or tmmrw
>>5151293No worrys, we will wait long as we know
>>5151293Take your time and make sure your final goes well.
>>5151293It's ok, college is more important than some autists on a rat appreciation forum
>"Alright, lemme bring my rats.">"I- a-alright, just make sure, they don't... leak anywhere or something."As you gather the rats and determine who should stay behind (Poncho+Blueberry insist, Janna's coming to stop you from fucking up, Voxl's taken a liking to both Sarape and Sombrero so he's staying behind) you see Sarah whisper to a goon and he sprints out the door, and gazef appears to be arguing with the pale elf dude.Eventually, you make it back to the perfect pigsty. As you open the door... things are pretty calm, mostly a bunch of twinks, very buff women, hookers, etc moving shit around and wiping down tables, it appears the place isn't open yet.As you're lead to the room of Pig once more, you notice a slight increase in the amount of guards, as well as some blood stains on the ground.The Pig is once more on his big-ass bed, and now has a catgirl and a cat furry at his sides, as well as... an actual dog. ...He's not... groping it or anything... it's just kinda... there... Well, maybe it's magic, or maybe it's just his pet. Whatever.>"...Ah...Anon! Thank you so much for the undead you have provided...">"...I've already set them to work moving crates and such, and I can't wait to see how well they do in combat...">"...Now, we both know why you're here.">"...Unfortunately, I can't give it to you, no matter how much I wanted to.">"...Not yet, at least, unless you're willing to help me with something.">"...But first, let me congratulate you on managing to secure a supply line!">"...While some of my... employees may be concerned about funds spent on hiring certain individuals, they signed a very clear contract that allows me to take my fund back, by force if they resist!">"...I do want to know more about the... conditions your prisoner mentioned in his homeland, but back to the deal, are you willing to hear me out?"Janna nudges you>"No reason not to..."Wat do?>"Sure.">"I don't get what's so complicated, isn't nobles being assholes kinda the default in places like this?">"Alright, but don't expect me to accept anything unreasonable.">Write in
>>5153833>"Sure."Can we have the corpses of the dicks he killed?Do you know any safe way to cut open a hole in the hideout? I made something too big. Very too big.
>>5153833If we're skilled enough, can we make some undead ghoul eye candy in the future?
>>5154076>>5154077I don't know, undead eye candy are what banshees are for, not ghouls.
>>5154237So you're saying different unit type.
>"...Now... about the larger space, it's simply not possible, at least, within reason.">"...I personally don't have any available facilities of that size, for your new friend, no matter how bare-bones you're willing to go.">"...There is the Green Glutton if I were willing to renovate a place, but that's in Gulch territory, and while I trust Father to not do anything rash with one of his best partners, I cannot say the same for his... "children," and it's kept there as part of a peace agreement, anyway.">"...That's ignoring the major revenue as well.">"...However, we've recently discovered that the Bandinos have been using a secret warehouse in... Neutral territory, quite close to us, let's go with that.">"...I was originally planning to either send spies to loot or just torch the place, but if you're able to get enough of your delightful little helpers raised and help us directly in taking the place, I'll let you have it! Of course... It's much less... comfortable than your current residence.">"...Also slightly farther from here, enough to justify me renting out transport for our daily check-ups, though something tells me you'd like the independence.">"...However, there is a deadline, end of the week, five days, and that's including this one, my friend.">"...They've begun to use it as a base for raids and recruiting lesser gangs, and I can't let a army fester on my doorstep.">"...I'll increase the amount of corpses you'll be sent, and get rid of any quotas if you accept now, anything later and the deal's gone.">"...Interested? I can give more details."You look at Janna, and she pipes up before you can respond.>"What about Gulch and Kosmos? Won't they freak out about Anon?"Pig does a dissmissive wave of his hand.>"...Gulch would understand, we're close, and Kosmos is too far to do anything about it, and while they hate Gulch, they hate the Bandinos more.">"...Besides, you know those freaks love magic Janna, remember the time you killed 6 of 'em in one blow cause they tried to steal your clothes back when the guy who made em left?"A creepily white smile flashes across his face as he grins.>"...Earned a lot of money that night, both me and you. Shame Haderic went topside. For good, he said."Janna swears under her breath>"fuck! ...didn't know... ...still got a few weeks... month maybe..."Wat do?>"How many people are in the place?">"Is there anything about the place you're forgetting to mention?">"...Janna, what are you talking about?">Write in
>>5155259>>"Is there anything about the place you're forgetting to mention?"
>>5155259>"...Janna, what are you talking about?"
>>5155259>"Is there anything about the place you're forgetting to mention?">"...Janna, what are you talking about?"
>>5155259>"How many people are in the place?">"Is there anything about the place you're forgetting to mention?"
>>5155259>"Is there anything about the place you're forgetting to mention?"
>>5155259>>"...Janna, what are you talking about?"
>>5155604>"...Janna, what are you talking about?"She flusters for a bit before continuing. >"Well, uh... technically speaking my clothes aren't enchanted, it's... extra receptive to a certain enchantments, so it stays on for longer. I need to reapply it once every couple of months, round 4 or 5.">"The guy who made this for me had it set to a custom enchantment, so... I mean, I don't really need it, but this'll basically just be regular clothes after a few weeks."Pig sighs.>"...Well, I suppose that million arrows fight is cancelled....">"...Oh, Anon, do please keep in mind the average... citizen here doesn't know of the enchantment, so do refrain from speaking about it in public."Well, that's not good, but not too bad either, maybe you can ask the gods for something, or make it yourself.>"Is there anything about the place you're forgetting to mention?"Pig leans back for a bit and pets the dog. >"...Someone else, mind explaining, at least about the background? I don't want to blabber on and on about this."A thin man steps out from the shadows and starts prattling.>"Back when Drakenhor was first constructed, there were four entrances and exits that connected to one singular tunnel leading to the surface. Over time, all but one has fallen into disrepair, and regular maintenance is now applied to it, and Pig himself is currently working on a way to restore the exit in his own territory."Pig leans forward again.>"...Well, one of them got a sinkhole right through it, and now people think that place is cursed since so many died when it collapsed.">"...Rumors of mysterious murderers running around, heightened disappearances, the standard fare.">"...Honestly, all bullshit as far as I care, most likely a shitload of gangs and swindlers holing up there to take advantage of it's cursed reputation, and making it seem more cursed.">"...Your potential new home is somewhat close to it.">"...Has a decent amount of thugs there, probably a few higher up on the pecking pole than your average annoyance, but nothing you couldn't handle, most likely.">"...Just don't use any fire spells, I trust you're intelligent enough to know why."Wat do?>"Alright, I accept.">"Wait, so where does the tunnel lead now?">"I kinda know, but is it like "everyone gets high" or "everyone explodes" type don't use fire?">Write in
>>5156216>"Wait, so where does the tunnel lead now?">"Alright, I accept, Sarape has been getting restless"
>>5156429+1>>5156216Janna, if you're not squemish, I can probably make you clothes, enchanted that is- dontvworrybit wont be made of people. I use cows or horses or some shit.
>>5156216>>"Alright, I accept."Lets get going already, the faster we get a new laboratory and fresh bodies the faster we can necromance more. We're wasting valuable corpse raising time here.
>>5156216>>"Alright, I accept.">"but before I got, whatcha think of my RAT SWARM! Pretty sick huh"
>>5156657+1>>5156216Mr. Pig dude image a swarm of rats. You can stomp all you want, but they're already dead, and they'll chew you down to the bone.
>>5156727Why are you trying to sell rats to the pig? We're not working for this fat fuck forever, give him the shitty zombonis he wants but nothing else, otherwise he'll do whatever it takes to keep us chained down to him.
>>5156740>>5156657Not disclosing the rat swarm, he'll want some and I am not giving.
>>5156657No, the rats are ours, and no one elses!He is free to pet them though.
>>5156657>>5156788No selling rats just want to show off.
>>5156740>>5156794>>5156893Who said anything about selling the rats? I think they're cool and I just want to show off our minions of bit.
>>5157003Showing off our minions to the man we're providing basic zombies for is basically like putting our products on the catwalk for him. Do you not realize this?
>>5157004They're literally rats. We can get these guys on the cheap, and they're not as versatile as humanoid undead. We can sell it however we like, but we never said we'd give him rats. If he wants rats, hes going to need to negotiate for them.And remember rats are stupid easy to acquire. They breed like, well rats.
>>5156657>"Wait, where does the exit lead now?"Pig snorts, though you can't tell if it's from annoyance, or a morbidly obese possibly inhuman thing.>"....Sinkhole went deep, deep, probably some random ass cave or water source, unsalvageable at this point.">"...I remember people trying really hard to reach the bottom, though most people gave up after a while, some stayed a bit longer, but stopped when people hadta start tying ropes to each other."Well, this seems legit, and if it was something more, it's not like Pig would dismiss it as superstition, what with the church running around and the whole "mage drug gang" thing happening here. >"Alright, I accept."Pig smiles.>"...Very well, today's supplies will be sent home with you.">"...We'll talk more about this in a few days.">"...Thank you for your cooperation, in this partnership.">"but before I got, whatcha think of my RAT SWARM! Pretty sick huh."As you say this, all the rats that have been clinging inside your robes and slinking around the room swarm around you. You try to make some of them dance, but they just kinda start flopping like fish.>"Aw, I can't make them dance.">"Really, the reason I'm showing you this is so that you know I haven't gone insane and started eating rats, and you give me the rat traps."The Dog on the bed finally begins to move towards the rats, growling.>"...DOWN.">"...Very good. You didn't need to worry about that in the first place, rat traps aren't exactly a luxury expense."You wave goodbye, and the Pig chuckles as you step out the door.Janna nudges you.>"Hey, so uh... Not really that high on the priority list, but... you think you could make some magic clothes or whatever once we're done the raid or whatever?"Poncho seems pleased.>"DOMINANCE IS ALREADY ESTABLISHED, FURTHER DISPLAYS WILL ONLY ENSURE WE STAY ON EQUAL FOOTING. BANDINOS THREAT SEEMS TO CONSIST MOSTLY FROM THEIR NUMBERS, AN ADVANTAGE THAT WE WILL QUICKLY ELIMINATE."Blueberry seems a bit anxious.>"H-hey, s-so if there is ghosts, y-you can control them or whatever, right?">"...A-ah shit, we need to tell th-theo- the guy that we're gonna move..."You step back into your home, and asses how to start your day.>Go check up on Blueberry>Go to the lab to practice some magic>Go raise some dead>Write inThey also sent a wagonful of supplies, which Poncho and Sarape sorted.>minions10 zombies1 skeleton (archer)2 skeleton (club)1 Skeleton spear1 skeleton knuckles1 skeleton... cat-user?9 cats51 undead rats>corpses30 skeletons34 Normal corpses10 thug corpses3 dead dogs10 corpses worth of assorted parts>friends/lieuteniants.PonchoBlueberryJannaVoxlSarape>special suppliesRat traps>Drug brew11 space
>>5157305>Go check up on BlueberryWe got to ask her about the ghost thing and do more magic training. But probably should teach her how to read again, and maybe ask how she forgot it in the first place.Also we got new robes together with a sick cultist looking knife from the wird gods, right? Could we give it to Blueberry to help her mana control? If it doesn't work we can always use it to try and reverse engineer enchaments to help Janna.
>>5157305>Go raise some deadLets build more Poncho's, two or three more would do right now. Try and give them the same combat parameters but not the same intelligence as Poncho, just good enough that they follow orders and fight well. Poncho will lead them and they'll basically be like our Honor Guard or Shock Troopers.Also raise more Skeletons and Zombies/GHouls, the faster we can take over this Bandino warehouse the better. If we can move out tomorrow night and take it that would be best.
>>5157821We cant build more Ponchos yet. The stress would kill us.
>>5157305>Go Raise some dead.>Where's sombrero?
>>5158030Why do you say that? We raised Sombrero, and his material cost was 10 times as high as Poncho, without dying. Putting together two or three more Poncho's without the same level of sentience (which is the main mana drain) should be easy.
>>5158061>This is pretty heavily implied already, but trying to make a second sombrero, at least at your current powerlevel, would be actual suicide.Sombrero is worth more material than Poncho, but Poncho is one tier higher and required more energy.
>>5157305Ask Voxl to help set up rat traps in the sewers. We must acquire our legion or RATS!>>5157325Blueberry forgetting? I think you're forgetting several posts there buddy. Blueberry showed a big scar on the back of the head which explains her lack of memory and speech impediment. We're currently wearing the robe the gods gave us, and we gave Blueberry the robes we started out with.
>>515730534 Normal corpses10 thug corpsesI think we should raise all of these up as soon as we can. If we're lacking in materials, there's nothing stopping us from rekilling them to break them down for parts.
>>5158110It's been a long time time since then anon.Also it's valid to know what caused that scar, goinf by how she is talking about ghost, someone probably died too.
>>5158233Not even a long time. It's only been a few days hasnt it?
>>5158323Just checked, we shared the robes in 12/21/21, so it's been two months.And baout the scar, that one I legitmally forgot, but I wanted to know the backstory to it anyway.
>>5158398I'm pretty sure IC and IRL dates are different???
>>5158593I was talking that it was a long time since we gave the robe, that's why I only remembered we got the new robes but forgot we already gave ot to blueberry, not that it was a long time in character.
>>5158185+1 i dont understand why we arent raising every dead thing we possibly can. they are already dead so getting parts off them is easy
Raise wins over Blueberry, at least for now.You head back into your lab, and are greeted by the sight of Sarape trying to do a handstand. You think It'd be easier with his 6 arms, but the 4 legs are kinda making it even out. Sombrero is now lying down, and flicking Sarape upright whenever he teeters to either side too much.>"heycommanderididyougetthenewhouse"You nod.>"sweetniceheylittlebigbroyouregonnabeabletoleavethehousesoonwaitareyoujustgonnagetlittlebigbrotowalkoutofthehouse?"You shrug, but don't worry about it too much. You ignore raising the skeletons, at least for now, since you still wanna make bone weapons, and skinning takes precious time.You set yourself to work, and clasp your hands and begin chanting. You spend a shitload of time raising dead, and Blueberry+Voxl ocasionally plops in to check on you. You manage to raise 30 normal corpses and a few thug corpses before needing to take a fucking break.Half of the corpses you raise turn into normal, run of the mill, zombies. A good number of them turn into skeletons, and a few of em turn into ghouls, along with all but one of the thug corpses your raise, which turns into another club skeleton.In total+15 zombles+10 skeletons+5 ghouls+5 Skele-clubsYou're pretty tired, but can keep going for a whileWat do?>raise MOAR DEAD>go check on Blueberry>got study magic>write in
>>5159367>write inWork something out with Voxl. Lets set up those rat traps in the sewers to increase our undead RAT ARMY.
>>5159367>>raise MOAR DEADUse the remaining stamina to try and create enchanted bone armour. The first tries won't be exhausting and more trial and error.
>>5159450I support fucking around with bone armor, but not raising more dead. Don't want to pass out again.>>5159371We can ask Voxl real quick too.
>>5159596>>5159450If we can just get Voxl to do it for us, then I'm fine with making more undead. We gotta keep making more undead until we're "dead tired" [spoiler[ba-dum-tissss[/spoiler] so we can get stronger in our magic.
Right, you're not too sure how to do the "enchanted" part. You're not exactly too sure sure about how enchanted armor works at all, in fact. Janna's need to reapply could have been standard, or it could be a sign of a cheap job, or maybe it's more like a sidegrade if you're able to swap out enchantments and it isn't locked to one... maybe yours are even enchanted by default whatever, point is that you wanna make bone armor now! Before starting, you pause to think how much each full set will take up in terms of skeletons. Helmets are pretty easy, probably only two skulls for one. So are the leg and arm pieces, most likely 1.5 each of their respective parts. Gauntlets and boots can come later, the chest is... weird. You know bone armor was a thing in your world, though it was more like chainmail, but it was little plates of bone with leather base. You have, no leather. The second option is the fantasy type armor, with it basically just being a ribcage you wear. That would take... 2? 3? Most likely more than one skeleton. Whatever, time to get to work, you'll do the fantasy version for now, and the normal type can be used as a stealthier version or something.>corpses before starting30 skeletons4 normal corpses5 thug corpses3 dead dogs10 parts...Holy shit, that was a bother. Getting a helmet done was pretty easy, melting together two skulls to make something wearable. The arms and legs were a big trickier, making you use up 6 skeletons worth before you managed to get something sorted out. The ribcage... well, it was surprisingly, easy, mostly expansion and soaking, though the first two broke. All in all, you used up 2 skulls, 6 skeletons worth of arms and legs, and 6 torsos. The skulls were going to be used, but the rat swarms picked them up and are using them as houses, meaning you used up 6 skeletons in total to create one suit of bone armor, ribcage model....There's a big problem. You've tested it by having Janna Punch it a few times, and Poncho lightly striking it, that's not a problem, the problem is... It's basically completely vulnerable to piercing attacks due to the way you constructed it, basically having the bones stretched out in a line pattern for the arms and legs, and while the helmet is secure, you can tell normal iron would probably be better. The ribcage is the largest problem, being a... ribcage means it has quite a few holes. Slashing isn't a problem, but stabbing would be. It's still better than nothing though.All in all, it takes two skeletons worth of material is what you need to make a full suit of ribcage model bone armor.It's almost lunchWat do?>make some more>raise some dead>study spells>grab blueberry for some more blood magic practice.>Write in
>>5162390>>make some moreTry to shape bone in scale, or plaques or whatever, and see if it's draining?
>>5162390>grab blueberry for some more blood magic practiceCan always suplement the bone armor by making each rib become thicker and close the ribcage proper, I think there is a mutation/disease that does that. Or add extra bone to fuse to it. Or just wear some sort of gambeson underneath, padding always work.
>>5162434Oh shit, voted for the wrong thing.>make some moreLet blueberry have her lunch
>>5162390>grab blueberry for some more blood magic practice.
>>5162390>make some morePractice makes perfect.>you can tell normal iron would probably be better.Damn, that's no good. Tell Voxl to grab some book on blacksmithing with plenty of pictures so we have a better idea of what to make. Tell him to also grab like, a roll of leather or some shit for us to fuck around with. We'll improve with more practice, but it would be more material efficient if we knew what the hell we should be making.>>5162430Bone scales? We could probably do that. Small bone plates, studded bone armor, boney bones. Could work, could work.
>>5162390>>Write inTake a nap before we pass out. We gotta be ready ot invade the Bandinos warehouse tomorrow. Grab Blueberry to use as magic pillow.Also why are we trying to make Bone Armor when we could just get actual armor out of metal made for our Skeletons later. At this point we're just wasting minion material for no reason other than to make really bad armor.
>>5163681>tomorrowIt's 6 days from now if you include today. The deadline was 5 days to accept, you're raiding this in. today tomorrow day day day day-of-invasion I think I worded it poorly.
>>5164239Not really poorly worded, I just believe we should take initiative and secure the warehouse without the Pig's assistance. Show him we're not just talking ourselves up and harrassing his secretary for no good reason, but that we can actually get things done.
Sorry for the absolute dogshit schedules which will likely only continue as midterms approach... again... My phys teacher had it early, and my nutrition was a few days ago, and another one is approaching ...Do other unis have study week instead of spring break?You decide that practice makes perfect, and you're gonna try to improve the shit out the armor. ...It is very hard to extract shit out of bones. After a few more failed experiments along with asking Sarape to punch a few zombies you dunk the armor on, you make the holes in the rib-armor less problematic, but it's still pretty bad. The only way to implement a better way is for you to use some more parts. It doesn't take a whole other skeleton to simply patch up the holes, though it's probably not as good as bone plate or whatever. It only takes half of a skeleton to do so. However, after experimenting for a long while, you manage to cobble out something that's... not really plate, it's more heavy armor than anything, though it's not actually too heavy because it's made of bones. It takes quite a lot of energy, since ribcage armor depends more on shaping bone, while with boneplate, you're kinda melting it down. You're less able to ascertain the quality of the bone armor, though it's pretty decent.All in allRibcage basic- 2 skeletonsRibcage filled- 3 skeletonsBone plate- 5.5 skeletonsNEW MECHANIC INTRODUCED! SCRAPS!Scraps are created from failed experiments or processes that require only fractions of certain corpses, and one is worth .5 of a corpse in terms of parts, but cannot be used as the base of a undead excepting special circumstances, no matter how illogical this may seem. Sponsored by the QM's rapidly decaying mental state.>corpses left7 skeletons4 normal corpses5 thug3 dogs20 scrapsArmor availableRibcage basic 2Ribcage filled 3Ribcage Plate 1Your magic is hovering around 65% full right now.It's lunch.Wat do?>raise more dead>join for lunch>write in
>>5169535>raise more dead
>>5169535>join for lunch
>>5169535>raise more deadRaise the dogs and make spikey armor for them. Nothings scarier that 100lb of undead spiked K9 running full tilt towards you.
>>5169969Could we perhaps control undead fur or hair like weave it or move it to tangle onto armor
>>5170082Maybe? We could try that out, but I don't see a purpose.
>>5170086Leathering and creating some lighter version of the ribcage plate.
>>5170111But you would need leather for lathering. Maybe we dont need to buy leather to fill in the gaps in armor we could just use normal still like gamberson.>>5169535Wait......is there anything stopping us from animating the bone armor with our magic?
You crack your knuckles and begin to make more even bony friends.You start off with raising the dogs. Unlike the cats, they don't seem nearly as stiff and unmoving. You manage to use some scraps (1 each) to make some dog sized ribcage armor, though you put more emphasis on spikes. After all, if you make it too heavy, they wouldn't be able to move as fast and ram people.You raise the remaining 4 corpses, all of which turn into zombies, which shamble into the corner with the rest of their brethren. You finish things off by creating two more undead out of the thug corpses, one of which is a ghoul, and another becomes a skeleton, flailing around with a club. Sarape and Sombrero are currently playing with the dogs.You stretch, and you're not entirely sure what to do now, you have 3 thug corpses and 7 skeletons left. You're still pretty good on magic, you could raise the skeletons if you wanted to, but you're still not entirely sure if having more of them as minions is better or if you should save them as material.Lunch is overWat do?>Go check on Blueberry and the others>Go to your study>raise the remaining dead>Make the skeletons into armor/blades>Write in
>>5175133>Raise the thug corpses, but keep the skeletons around>Then go see blueberry and the rest.
>>5175133>Go check on Blueberry and the others
>>5175133>Write inUpgrade the dogs. Try sewing their skin together so they're not leaking any organs or bodily fluids, use your dark magic to clean them up and make them look more lively.Dogs are man's best friend, dead or alive. Its wouldnt be right if we left them a mess.
Before leaving to check on Blueberry and the others, you quickly try to patch up your undead doggos. You aren't that successful, mostly just patching up skin, though the milky white eyes and constant foaming at the mouth kinda gives them away. That, and the incredibly threatening bone armor.You leave the room. As soon as you do, you bump into Blueberry, who appears to have been trying to enter the lab. She is carrying a small sandwich. Well, it's more like a hunk of salted meat between some bread.>"Eep! H-hi A-a-anon, I, uh, didn't want to disturb you i-if you were doing something important, a-and I know you don't uh, like, need to eat, b-but I, uh, grabbed something for you in case you wanted s-something."You graciously accept the sandwich and begin shoveling it down your pie hole. As you do so, you ask about how the rest of the crew are doing.>"O-oh, I t-think P-poncho might, like, be arguing with Voxl, cause he was t-talking about getting his crossbow replaced or not... I think V-voxl thought y-you would just enchant it... Uh, you, are, right? I-Imeanit'snotlikeI'mtellingyouwhattodobutlikeheseemsreallyattachedtoitandidfeelkindabadsorry.">"Janna's cancelled her fights cause s-she like, doesn't want to risk getting tired before the takeover thing. She's n-napping right now.">"U-uh... C-could we please, like work on m-my hemo-mance thing today?">"...I don't want to b-be u-useless..."Wat do?>"Sure, we can start now.">"Alright, just let me check up on Voxl real fast.">"Ach, sure, but could you tell me more about Poncho and Voxl's stuff while we get set up?">Write in
>>5176908>"Sure, we can start now."Poke her in the boobie like the immature man child we are.
>>5176908>"Ach, sure, but could you tell me more about Poncho and Voxl's stuff while we get set up?"
>>5176908>"Alright, just let me check up on Voxl real fast."We can always keep his crossbow around until we learn how to enchant it
Fuck I made Anon scottish I meant to write alright whatever>"Ach, sure, but could you tell me more about Poncho and Voxl's stuff while we get set up?"As you walk into the room, Blueberry talks more about Poncho's and Voxl's argument>"W-well, like, basically Poncho was practicing using his swords, Voxl said t-they looked cool a-and he wanted to get his crossbow e-enchanted, and then like, Poncho said it'd be more efficent for him to just g-get a "upgrade" a-and things kinda... degenerated...">"I-I think Voxl's p-pretty mad, but Poncho just seems kinda confused... I, uh, don't know if V-voxl thinks you'll do it or not..."You set up the living targets. They're starting to look pretty shit, you haven't fed or watered them since you got them and it's been a few days. The guy you knocked unconscious with the bluefire spell is awake, and all of the try to squirm away from you. You grab a untested one, and lean him against the wall.>"A-alright, w-what should I do?"Wat do?>"Try just... getting your blood outside your body and try to hold it as long as you can.">"Cover the guy in blood, but don't actually penetrate him.'>"Target practice, we don't need anything fancy.">"Just... try to do something cool, that's how I started out and it worked... okay...">Write in
>>5178656>"Try just... getting your blood outside your body and try to hold it as long as you can.">And try to not panic, or get used ro the pain. Practice makes perfect.
>>5178681>>5178722>>5178788Sorry, I might have to archive this thread tomorrow and not update for a whole week again, college. Human nutrition is way too demanding for a course literally 95% of people only take for the garbage mandatory breadth/diversity credits. >"Try just... getting your blood outside your body and try to hold it as long as you can.">"And try to not panic, or get too used to the pain. It might signal you're doing something wrong, maybe. Practice makes perfect."Blueberry nods, but pauses before she responds.>"It... uh, o-only really hurts when it's c-coming in or out, otherwise I'm, uh, fine."She stretches her arms forth again, and a decent amount of purple blood shoots out once again. The blood hovers in a small dripping orb, though you can see the blood dripping off it shoot back up occasionally. She doesn't show any visible signs of being tired for the first minute, but breaks out into a grimace after around 2, and the orb is dripping much more now.>"U-uh, It's, like getting... kinda hard..."After three, she breaks out into a visible sweat and her face flushes re- wait, how the fuck is her face flushing red if her blood is purple? Is like, the primary color trio reversed in this world, or is it one of those things that just IS, like how magic exists. Whatever the case, she seems visibly tired, and the orb is noticeably struggling to maintain the form.You take a quick magic scan of Blueberry... Still the same levels of magic, weird.>"A-anon, I- I think I'm g-going to drop it soon! C-can I please put it back inside me?!"It's a decent amount of blood. You're no expert, but you think it's around half the amount you'd find in a bloodbag back home, non-lethal for sure, but not pleasant.Wat do?>"Alright, bring it back in.">"...Bring some back in, and let the rest stay.">"No, we need to find out what happens now, rather than you possibly collapsing during the raid.">Write in
>>5184840>"...Bring some back in, and let the rest stay."
>>5184840>"Alright, bring it back in."We promised her that we wouldn't hurt her so let's go with this.
>>5184840>"Alright, bring it back in."
>>5184840>"Alright, bring it back in."Dude lets show these yokals how to make pizza. Do we know how to make Pizza? The food we've been eating has been subpar.
>>5185267We don't care about food anyway
>>5185282We should eat a few slices though. Gotta get that extra body fuel, especially for our shorty Bastion. A growing boy needs his food.
>>5185288>>5185282Woops wrong thread. Still food is gud and tasty.
>>5185194>>5185221>>5185267Archiving since we're on page 10 already. NEW THREAD!!!!!!>>5186015>>5186015>>5186015