You are a little Sea Slug, crawling around in tropical waters and eating whatever it is that Sea Slugs eat. But today, all of that is about to change...>Select your Sea Slug. Find an image of one, and vote for the type of slug you want to be.First update will be in a day or so.
>>5237772Triopha catalinae, commonly known as the sea clown triopha or sea clown, is a species of colorful sea slug called a nudibranch. Sea clowns are a shell-less marine, gastronomic mollusk in the taxonomic family Polyceridae.Honk honk
>>5237772Oh, yeah. When the quest starts, the way voting works is that I’ll attempt every action that has at least two votes. You may vote with -1s. You can’t use -1s during this starting phase where you vote for a player slug.
>>5237772Dirona albolineata, aka the Alabaster Nudibranch, is translucent white, mauve, greenish or peach with opalescent white outlining the broad, flat cerata, oral veil and the midline of the tail. to defend itself, it readily sheds its large flat cerata which, like a lizard's tail, distracts predators. Chemical defences are also likely, but their nature remains unknown.
>>5237871+1>>5237784-1 to -1s
>>5237904On second thought, needing 2 votes is enough of a measure to prevent full anarchy, when processing all actions. Will take your advice and not use -1s, then.
I'm Cornu Aspersum and aww shit I'm a terrestrial snail
>>5237923Seeing your snail, raising the deep-sea volcano snail : Chrysomallon squamiferumit can grow an iron armour on its foot, 2500 meters deep submarine-volcano dweller, shell includes fool's gold.
>>5238104+1 oh shit nigga
>>5237923>>5238104Unfortunately, these are snails, not slugs, so I won’t be able to take them as votes for the player character. Definitely will use them as NPCs though, designs too good to waste.
The Blue Glaucus otherwise known as "The Blue Dragon" known for floating in the water and delivering a venemous sting, they are a type of sea slug but share similarities to jelly fish such as the Man o War with how powerful their sting can get
Yo I'm Ozobranchus branchiatus and I'm here to fuck shit up
>>5237871>>5237901>>5237904Alright! Got home, booted up paint, let's do this! Quick post just to start it off. You are an Alabaster Nudibranch, also known as Dirona Albolineata! Of course, you know neither of these terms. All you know is eating and wandering. Slugs aren't very bright. But this thing in front of you? Now, that's bright. You're not quite sure what this glowing orb is, but hey, you never know if it's food until you try putting it in your mouth.>Eat it>eat it>EAT IT
>>5238693devour itgo all in, establish immediate dominance
>>5238693>>5238701You consume the strange glowing maybe-food, as any Sea Slug would naturally do....Yo this edible ain't sh-
>>5238703WOAH!Mote Of Awareness Consumed.You feel the food disperse into your body. And all of a sudden, you're hyperaware of your surroundings. You're in a sandy basin, with several other Slugs grazing in the area. None of your kind, though. Plenty of organic detritus lines the basin. It takes you a bit to acclimate to your new awareness, and process everything. But when you do, you hear something yelling at you."Oh, confound it all! I've been working towards that for HOURS. You hear me?! Hours! And you damnable Sea Slugs swoop in with your superior speed, and claim it in just minutes! Curse you, youngling! You can hear me now, yes? Let it be known that I'm cursing you! I curse you!"Party: >Nameless- Alabaster Sea Slug [Ranger]Okay, that's the railroady portion over with.>Write-In
>>5238707>Look under the shell
>>5238707Invite tiny creatures on the kelp to live on you instead
>>5237923Might be a biiiiit too early to show this, but I figured I'd tease it.
>>5238750Dude that's sick
>>5238707>Write-In>fear the curse and apologize profusely to the god being
>>5238750Awesome>>5238707Try to answer the voice. Fail not being an asshole.
>>5237784>>5238797>>5238859Two votes for:>fear the curse and apologize profusely to the god beingYou immediately begin blubbering and begging, apologising to whatever divine being that's trying to smite you. The first emotion you're feeling, as a now-sapient Sea Creature, is fear. After almost a full minute of this, the voice speaks up again. You realise that it's not coming from high above, but rather, right in front of you! The shell opens up slightly to speak."Oh... Well... Alright then, alright then! You really know how to make an old codger feel bad, young'un. I take it back." It wiggles slightly."The name's Ol' Salty. And you are... Well. You don't quite have a name yet." >Write-In
>>5238866>Lil' Salty>You are now our father, Ol' SaltyWe need a father to nurture us. The sea is a vast and dangerous place
>>5238866Siloë Lloyd Urinor GabrochSLUG in shorter form.
>>5238866>Siloë Ludvig Urinor GabrochSilk for friends
>>5238868>>5238874Let's make it a thing where we always change the second name
>>5238868>>5238874>>5238882>>5238883Don't have a name? Nonsense! You blast one out in quick succession, letting him know that you're:>Siloë Lloyd Urinor Gabroch"Oh... Oh, come again?">Siloë Ludvig Urinor Gabroch"Right, one more time? Can't quite catch that.">Siloë Lloyd Urinor Gabroch"Oh... I'll just call you Siloë. Well, I'm sure as that Mote dissolves within you, a lot of questions are popping up. Let Ol' Salty answer some of them for you.">Write-In
>>5238885>Can you make other motes?
>>5238885>Now I know who I am, Siloë Leon Urinor Gabroch, I know there is other things : all that isn't me.>Does it really exist? Yes, because this is not me and I'm defined by my environment>Cogito ergo Slug.What is the purpose of slug life? I don't know much yet, can you answer it? Or will I, Siloë Laurent Urinor Gabroch, will have to slither the vaste blue world to find out?
>>5238885>How do you make money
>>5238886>>5238888>>5238892>>5238896>Can you make other motes?"Oh, no, oh, no, no, no. I'm afraid I can't. They simply come from the sea above. Yours looked a little different, but anyone who can understand each other has had one to eat." >Now I know who I am, Siloë Leon Urinor Gabroch, I know there is other things : all that isn't me.>Does it really exist? Yes, because this is not me and I'm defined by my environment>Cogito ergo Slug.>What is the purpose of slug life? I don't know much yet, can you answer it? Or will I, Siloë Laurent Urinor Gabroch, will have to slither the vaste blue world to find out?"Oh. Um... I don't think I can quite answer that. I'm no Slug, I'm a Scallop. I suppose you'll have to slither on to find out." >How do you make money"Mo...Ney?"
>>5238905>Ask where the bodacious sea babes are.
>>5238907>Ask where the bodacious sea babes are."Oh... Well, I've not seen a Slug like yourself before... But there's some down over there. And if you head West, I've seen many come and go from there." >Write in: >More Questions>Move on
>>5238908>Move>Say hi to the bodacious slug babes
>>5238908>Move south-west>>5238914the bunny looking one
I'm sad I missed the species picking at the start
>>5238915>>5238919You leave Ol' Salty behind for now, and slither over to the Bodacious slug Babe. I think I kinda fucked up and drew it based off a sculpture, and not a real species... So let's just call it the Teal Slug! The Teal beauty is grazing at the base of a coral. It's sucking up sand. You slick back your cerata, trying to be as slick as possible, as you say hi to the Teal slug.......>...There's no response! It seems to be completely ignoring you, and feeding on the ORGANIC DETRITUS that dots the sand. >Write-In((Ah, yeah. I think I'll do away with the '2 votes for an action' thing because it slows it down a lot. However, in lieu of that, I'll bring back the -1. You can drop a -1 on someone's post if you particularly think it's a bad idea, but don't abuse it.))
>>5238929This would be our druid or nature cleric.
>>5238929>>5238932Yep, it would have been. I had abilities a few of the popular and obvious contenders planned out. Like the Pikachu sea slug, Leafy sheep, Blue Dragon, etc.
>>5238930>EAT THE GREEN THINGS
>>5238930>Climb on top of it and do what slugs do, I think
>>5238930Eat the other slug
>>5238963-1Don't eat the babes man
>>5238964Their own fault for ignoring us
>>5238930>Eat a bit and proceed to interact with a non-retard babeslug
>>5238930>Angrily chew on coral>>5238950>>5238951>>5238963-1>>5238964+1
Ignore braindead babes, acquire motes of consciousness
Oh, we need to get motes of consciousness for the babes! They'll totally want to bone us if we do that! I'll change to this.>>5239004+1
>>5239007They won't be down for any kind of boning, as invertebrates.Maybe we can settle for some good old fleshSlapping?
>>5239015fleshSlapping works. Our little fella just needs to stop being babeless.
You resist the primal urge to start crawling onto this slug and attempting to mate. You know that it's dangerous to do it when the other party isn't receptive. You don't want your slug-penis to get stabbed by this babe's own slug-penis! Those things are wickedly sharp. So you settle for trying bits of the Organic Detritus.>>5238950>>5238998>>5238985>Eat a bit and proceed to interact with a non-retard babeslugYou reach forward to slurp up bits of Organic Detritus. Gasp. What's this? The babe is slowly moving towards you as you do so. Is she perhaps ready to get it on? Despite you two being different species?No, she's just vacuuming up the rest of the delicious, nutritious detritus to make sure you don't snatch it up. Damn it!
>>5239004>>5239007>>5238998You're mad. That's a new emotion! Sea Slugs don't tend to get mad. At most, they get territorial. But you feel a new emotion at being spurned. To rid yourself of the feeling, you start biting on coral, scraping the scarlet polyp with your radula. As you rub away at it with your mouthparts, you realise something... That Mote of Awareness that you swallowed was what gave you life. If you can get another one, you can turn this dumb vegetative slug into another thinking being like yourself! Then you can get it on, and have hot, slippery, flesh-slapping SeaSlex (Sea Slug Sex) with their SeaSussy (Sea- you get the point).
>>5238985With your digestive tract full of detritus, you leave the Teal Slug behind and head towards the other one in the area. It's a yellow slug this time! You hope that this one is able to respond.>Write-In
>>5239025>Bow our head to the babe to seem non-threatening then do a mating dance After this we need to get those motes of awareness.
>>5239025that one looks like the slug dragon pokemon.>Greetings, fellow slug! I am Siloë Leroy Urinor Gabroch.
>>5239025>Chomp the green thing>>5239029-1>>5239031-1>>5239032-1nothing personnel
>>5239040Since they're votes for 1 course of action, I'm not gonna count that as 3 separate -1s. Still trying to figure out voting, so that I don't end up ruining the intended comfiness of the quest but what would you guys think of a system like Twitch Plays Pokemon? Where there's 'modes' of voting that can be swapped between depending on situations. Like a 'everything goes' mode, for when in a spot that nothing matters, a +1 and -1 system, full single-course-of-action democracy that can be swapped to if in a conversation, etc. I'd love suggestions in general, quite lost in that regard.
>>5239029>>5239031>>5239032>Bow our head to the babe to seem non-threatening then do a mating danceYou slither up to the yellow slug babe, and begin wiggling rhythmically while bowing your head. >Greetings, fellow slug! I am Siloë Leroy Urinor Gabroch.The other creature regards you silently for a bit. She examines your mating dance... then the gills on her back wiggle, and she speaks! "Why, hello there! All done biting on coral and flirting with the ferals?" >Write-In
>>5239060>So you are intelligent too? Where did you find motes?
>>5239060"Yeah, I'm smart now, and ready to bang! Let's get slimy!"
>>5239062-1 Please I don't want to be a sloomer.INstead>Rejoy and delve into conversation with a fellow slug>Dwelve into philosophy>Recruit into our party
>>5239060>"Ferals?"Why is she talking out of her ass?>>5239062-1
>>5239095Is that a vote to ask her why?
>>5239062+1It's funny. Nothing to do with coomery.
>>5239073-1 I find this to be shallow and pedantic.>>5239095-1 I find this to be shallow and pedantic.captcha: nvm ho
>>5239111it's a vote implying we don't know what the "ferals" are and would like to have the term explained>>5239114>we're not actually cooming, just acting like a retarded sex freak and irritating everyone we meet, because so much better and totally funny>>5239122I smell a samefag...
>>5239123It's a cartoony quest. Don't take it so seriously. Still voting for the flirting option because the reaction will be fun to watch.
>>5239136>I'm smart and ready to bang!>flirting
>>5239061>So you are intelligent too? Where did you find motes?"That I am. My name is... Kuni. Oh, I've never had the chance to introduce myself before. I found my Mote over to the West, past the ROCK POOLS. I sensed you getting your own moments ago." >>5239073>Rejoy and delve into conversation with a fellow slug>Dwelve into philosophy>Recruit into our partyYou express your joy at finding an intelligent slug. Base thoughts run through your head, like immediately trying to mate with this creature. But something tells you not to jump on that wagon quite yet. You hesitate as well, on asking about that term she mentioned. Ferals, was it? Instead, you philosophise for a moment on the nature of Sea Slug life, and then ask if she'd like you join your PARTY."Oh! Actually... I was looking for somebody who could help me. I would come along with this 'party', but... I am afraid I would not be of much use. I am infirm." Just then, you realise that this babe doesn't have any fucking rhinophores. Holy shit. The front of her head is flat and smooth, and she lacks the antenna that every Sea Slug uses to sense things with. It's bizarre that she's managed to survive with such a critical disability. >No vote just yet, one moment
>C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!>>5239145If that's not funny to you even 1% then go shrivel up and die right now, you're completely dead inside, you husk. >>5239123>I smell a samefagParanoid delusions in effect, unless you're referencing yourself. And I wasn't the one to start talking about raping a non-sentient lifeform. I voted to move on from that braindead ho so we could acquire more motes. You're a jabroni and a jamoke. I'll clap when I'm impressed.
Alrighty. So, in the interest of un-fucking some of the damage I've done to this Quest with my indecisiveness, I'm going to introduce a system! This will be the Anchor post for it, so please refer to this in the future when trying to figure out what this means.Along with each vote, you may vote to change the VOTING MODE that we're currently using for the quest. To prevent samefagging for this aspect, I'll only accept votes to change modes from IDs who have been posting in the thread for a little while. If a large number of people vote to change the voting mode, it comes into effect immediately and I'll use that voting mode when processing the turn. >Tally- (Siloë)Mode 1, Tally, will be the style we're using right now. I'll process all votes that have a positive number of votes. In this mode, you may give -1s to actions that you particularly disagree with. This allows you to eliminate options. It's a system of mass-disagreement.>Anarchy- (L???)Mode 2, Anarchy, turns our little Slug into a schizo, just like how his second name keeps changing. I will accept ALL votes that are reasonable. Doing something dumb or incredibly unwise, yet still within the realm of possibility still counts as 'reasonable'. A vote like 'Commit slug suicide and end the quest' is not considered reasonable. As I'll accept anything if this mode is voted for, this mode will certainly result in a lot of randomness and unpredictability, as well as major swings in character behaviour. It's best for low-stake situations. It's a system of anarchy, of course, it's in the name.>Popularity- (Urinor)Mode 3. No -1s in this mode. However, I will accept and process votes that have multiple people calling for them. If only a single person proposes a course of action, and can get no agreement from others, it won't be taken. In this mode, I'll have to use my own judgement at times, and acceptance will probably vary from post to post, depending on the amount of people present who are voting for things. So for example, if two actions get three votes each, a third action with one vote won't be chosen. If there's two actions that somehow get 15 players each voting for them, a third action with 4 or something people won't be chosen. It's a system of mass-agreement.>Election- (Gabroch)Mode 4. Rather boring, but extremely safe. This is best for high-stakes situations, like a negotiation, or a bomb defusal where the exact right action is crucial. In Election mode, I will only process a single vote, with the highest amount of approval from people. +1s are very necessary here, to make your prime option count. It's a system of majority-agreement.We're currently in Tally Mode. I can't say I approve of the revenge -1s very much, but in that case, it's up to neutral parties to add their +1s in agreement, like >>5239127.That said, it's time for the:>WRITE-IN!
>>5239167You're overthinking it dude. Just do what most quest do and pick the choice that's most popular. Feel free to add or reject any write-ins or extra suggestions, and if they're too questionable then you may subject them to popular vote in addition to the option that was already picked by most.
>>5239178>OverthinkingOh, definitely. Though, the TwitchPlaysPokemon thing did get me thinking earlier >>5239046, and I do have an actual interest in trying this apart from damage control. Sorry about all the scuff so far, fellas, hope you guys are still willing to stick around for more Sea Slug adventures.
How are you retards fighting over funny slug quest?
>>5239186Consider removing the -1 system altogether. Feel free to add write ins or suggestions as you see them fit, you're the QM after all. If people really disagree with an approach proposed by one anon they're usually going to voice that, and then you may think twice about adding it in the update.
>>5239192Definitely will consider it if things get bad. Gonna go to bed soon. Will have time for one more update, if enough votes come in by then. Looking forward to more slug time tomorrow, I'm having fun running.
>>5239154Personality switch : UrinorAsk about life circumstances of crippled babe slug; and how we can help
>>5239235>Ask about life circumstances of crippled babe slug; and how we can helpYou decide to ask Kuni about what happened to her. "I don't exactly recall. Our kind recover from wounds fast, but nothing has ever grown back. So it must have been a remnant from birth. I doubt that I would have survived long, but... I've been aware for a long time. Longer than most, I suppose. I only know that I first ate one of those Motes of Consciousness, when I was small. And since then, I've been conscious of the world around me. Even when devoid of smell, or taste." Come to think of it, you haven't had to rely wholly on your antennae since eating the object. You've been able to perceive the whole portion of the basin that you were in. You continue on, and ask about how you can help."I've been evicted, you see. From a Sponge that was once my home. It's just over to the West. A group of ruffians, and a group of Ferals both, have started squabbling over who rightfully owns it. I cannot take on them alone. Until you came along, reclaiming it was just a distant dream." >Current mode: Tally>Write-InGoing to bed
>>5239381>"Can we communicate with the feral at all? Strength in the numbers and all that."Boys, looks like we got ourselves the first mission of our sapient life!
>>5239381>I'll help but I want a kiss after
>>5239381>Make a leaf-cylinder full of those lil crabs to create a crab-bomb for assautl on ferals and ruffians
>>5239389+1Ask for more information as well.>"How many ferals?">"How many ruffians?">"What kind of slugs?"
>>5239615>Make a leaf-cylinder full of those lil crabs to create a crab-bomb for assautl on ferals and ruffiansYou decide to get more information on the situation. Come with me, you say, as you wander towards the plant. You begin chewing at the leaf, much to her confusion, but you start asking questions of your own before she has the chance.>"Can we communicate with the feral at all? Strength in the numbers and all that.""No. Only if you're the same type of Sea Slug. They're no more than beasts otherwise. But among the invaders, one of them has thought and is controlling the others." >>5239796>"How many ferals?">"How many ruffians?">"What kind of slugs?"You segue into your series of questions. There's two ferals, being controlled by a thinking member of their own kind. They're a rather common slug, she says. The Hypselodoris Bullocki, a Purple Sea Slug. The two ruffians fighting are Teal Sea Slugs, the same as the one you tried to flirt with. So five, total, against two of you. They're due West, she says. >>5239469>>5239557>I'll help but I want a kiss after"A kiss? What's that?" You quickly explain that it involves her placing her mouth right onto you. Maybe your own mouth. She seems rather confused by the concept, and squirms on the spot."A-ah... Okay. I don't know why you'd want me to chew on you, but... I accept."Current Mode: Tally>Write-In
>>5239836Damn, small correction. Should be Hypselodoris variobranchia.
>>5239836Explain your crab bomb plan
>>5239836>It's actually 8 vs 5>Give the crabs a ride on our back to the battlefield
>>5239874>Explain your crab bomb planYou explain to her that you're going to catch these little creatures, place them into a leaf packet, and then fling them at the enemy, whereupon they'll burst out and pinch them with their tiny claws."I don't know how effective that will be. Those crabs are just little morsels for most of us. How did you learn to do this, anyway?" >>5239879>Give the crabs a ride on our back to the battlefieldWhile ruminating on it, you try and guide the skittering crustaceans onto your back, so you can better load them into their capsule.>Write-In
>>5239958Do we have any synergy with our ranger class using animals?
>>5239958>You have any skills that'll help in the fight?>Wait do we have any skills? Check for cool skills.
>>5239958>Craft leaf balls out of algae>"We might still use this as a distraction for ferals!"Just a dumb idea, but it would be fun if crabs were currency. Like in one of those old adventure games where you collected fruits or whatever to buy stuff.
>>5239970>>5239967>You have any skills that'll help in the fight?"I'm afraid not. The most I can do is strike them, I suppose, like any other slug, but I don't have much in the way of attacks. I've heard that some other thinking Slugs have special abilities. But I've found myself sorely lacking... It's why I could not fend them off.">Wait do we have any skills? Check for cool skills.Hey, wait a minute. What was that thing that you were made aware of, back when you started your adventure? Party:>Siloë Lucas Urinor Gabroch- Alabaster Sea Slug [Ranger]>Kuni- Goniobranchus kuniei [Slug]Ranger. Ranger. What does that mean? You think on it for a moment... Ah, hey, here's something. You're made aware of your single skill.>Skills: Cerata arrow>>5239979>Craft leaf balls out of algae>"We might still use this as a distraction for ferals!"You chew up and spit out some of the kelp into balls of vegetation. You can't quite carry this, however, since you already have the crab packet perched onto your cerata. Sea Slugs aren't very dexterous.
>>5239989>Go fight the ruffians! >I have a ranged attack so you and the crabs distract them while I snipe them.
>>5239989>construct a leaf bag and put the balls in it>shoot the algae with cerata arrow to test it out
>>5240003This, then let's go rumble ruffians
Anyone else a bit bummed that the cool-looking slug is retarded and we're stuck with the plum cake?
>>5240010All we have to do is give the cool-looking one a mote of awareness and we'll have her in the bag. And she won't be a retard.
>>5239997>>5240003>>5240007>I have a ranged attack so you and the crabs distract them while I snipe them.>shoot the algae with cerata arrow to test it out"Oh?">>5237871To demonstrate, you launch a Cerata arrow at the plant! It stabs through the wood easily. However, you realise that these don't come in infinite supply. The arrow was one of the physical cerata that you have on your back. It's definitely a good weapon, though. How many slugs can say that they have the ability to strike from afar?! In fact, how many sea creatures in general? >construct a leaf bag and put the balls in itYou make another leaf tube by folding the plant up. You stick the balls in there, though you're not sure how useful they'll end up being. >Go fight the ruffians!Off to the West!
You reach the next part of the SANDY BASIN. Looming over you is the large Brain Sponge that Kuni once lived on. You immediately spot a handful of slugs, circling each other cautiously. Down South, a tube coral spews bubbles into the air, and you can see the terrain becoming rocky and harsh. Current mode: Tally>Write-In
>>5240017>Try to figure out which of the purple slug is the thinking one>Shoot itHopefully if we kill the sentient one the mindless ones will fuck off.
>>5240017>"What's that orange tentacled thing on the bottom left?">throw a ball of algae between two bunnies and a pink jelly to instigate a fight
>>5240019They'll probably just aggro on us instead.
>>5240029OK +1 to this unless you already started drawing QM >>5240020
>>5240020This.>Also, will our arrows come back after a rest?
>>5240030Nope, haven't started drawing yet. Will do so now, though.>>5240031Yeah. After having a rest, and after consuming enough food.
>>5240020>>5240030>>5240031>"What's that orange tentacled thing on the bottom left?""I... Don't know. I can't tell if it's alive, or if it's a plant, or coral. It wasn't there before, when I was living here.Huh. New neighbour. >throw a ball of algae between two bunnies and a pink jelly to instigate a fightYou take your chewed-up plant bomb and toss it between them. It pops open, spilling pellets of greenery across the sand. However, it doesn't throw them into a frenzy. It's not like every Slug just has ADHD or something. The two Teal Slugs turn towards you, and so does one of the Purple slugs on the sponge. The Teal on the right speaks up."Uh... You need anything, bub?" >Write-In
>>5240042>"Now that I've got your attention, you wanna buy a vacuum cleaner? What about your friend over there?"Get the other intelligent one to speak up so we know which purple is the most dangerous. Ik it's probably the two we disturbed, just checking.
>>5240042>There's an awareness mote in that bag! Oh no I can't believe I accidentally dropped it!That'll make em squabble over it
>>5240047>>5240048>There's an awareness mote in that bag! Oh no I can't believe I accidentally dropped it!The purple slug atop the sponge zeroes in on it. They wiggle their rhinopores at the one on the ground. "Go! You! Go get it!" Obeying its command, the feral Purple makes a mad rush for the packet. The Teals, however, don't do anything to stop their competitors. The left one wiggles and turns towards you."That would bring us a bit closer to solving our issue. Give up the mote, bub." "Yeah! Bub." The Feral one rips it open, and finds... Nothing. The Teal on the right glares at you."What's the big idea! You messin' with all of us, bub?">Write-In
Forgot the image.
>>5240063Ok, not my best idea. Time for plan BViolence.>Shoot the intelligent purple one
>>5240069"What's the big idea! You messin' with all of us, bub?">My, yes. You can either surrender or die under the barbs of I, Siloë Lester Urinor Gabroch>Shoot the Feral leader
>>5240063Shoot the intelligent blue one!>>5240069+1
>>5240063>Shoot the intelligent purple one
>>5240069>>5240074>>5240076>>5240081>My, yes. You can either surrender or die under the barbs of I, Siloë Lester Urinor GabrochTo punctuate your statement, you blast the purple leader of the ferals with a Cerata arrow! You turn towards one of the intelligent Teals next, and prepare to fire. Your spikes do nothing but rattle, however. Seems like you can only shoot one per turn.
"AUGH!" The plate is jabbed into the soft flesh of the purple slug. Toxins leech out into the water as it staggers back, impaled by the projectile weapon. Everyone in the chamber seems shocked, apart from the Ferals."What the- How'd you do that, bub?!" "Did you just shoot me?! What is this?!" "Get him! You ain't inching in on our turf, bub!" All five begin crawling in your direction, and the situation is about to converge into a free-for-all. At the behest of the intelligent one, the ferals swarm you, but the Teal slugs are chasing the feral on the left. Kuni shudders and prepares to fight.Current mode: Tally>Write-In
>>5240086>"Advance, my minions!">Throw Siloë Junior, Lil'L, Crabby of House Urinor and Gabroch Threepwood cylinder
>>5240090Time for our secret weapon.>Throw the crabs at the ones coming towards us
>>5240091>>5240093>"Advance, my minions!">Throw Siloë Junior, Lil'L, Crabby of House Urinor and Gabroch Threepwood cylinder>Throw the crabs at the ones coming towards usYou pop open your secret weapon and fling them at the two closest, who were about to dive down on you. The crabs burst out, and, frustrated from their time spent in the tube, immediately lash out with their tiny claws. They're not strong enough to do any real harm to a Sea Slug, but they're a hell of a lot better at distracting them than a ball of chewed kelp. Both of them are occupied for now."Hey! That's the broad who was kicking up a fuss in the first place, bub!" "Bet she's behind this! Get that bub!" The two Teal slugs make a beeline straight for Kuni, while the last Purple slams right into you. Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/4 Cerata ArrowsPurple leader- 5/10 hpPurple feral 1- 9/10 hp>Current mode: Tally>Write-InDon't worry too much about managing numbers down to the exact figure, it's mostly just for show.
>>5240112>Fire another arrow at the purple leaderI really hope once he dies the ferals will fuck off so we can help Kuni
>>5240113>>5240116>Fire another arrow at the purple leaderYou blast another piece of your cerata at him. The bony plate impales the leader right in the face, and he rears back, howling in pain. He starts slithering off, across the long side of the sponge. The crabs are still nipping at him, so he swings his head and catches one in his mouth. Chomp.While you fire off another arrow, the feral smashes down on you again! You turn your head and see them pounding the hell out of your babe, who's desperately trying to fend them off. "Help me! Please!" Siloë- 8/10 hp, 2/4 Cerata ArrowsPurple leader- 1/10 hpPurple feral 1- 9/10 hpTeal ruffian 1- 9/10 hpKuni- 8/10 hp>Write-In
>>5240135I gotta stop forgetting
>>5240136>Fire an arrow at a teal one>Charge in to help our babeI’m going to trust our brave crab soldiers to take off that last hit point
>>5240135Best save our arrows for when we need them.>Tackle the feral
Actually do this too. Purple guy strikes me as a pragmatist.>Threaten to fire another arrow at purple leader unless him and his retards fuck off
>>5240140>Threaten to fire another arrow at purple leader unless him and his retards fuck offThe leader backs off, not wanting to die today. The crabs were keeping him and his lackey completely busy for a bit, but they're quickly getting rid of them. Only the leader seems to be snatching them up in his mouth. You warn him to fuck off while you attack the teal ruffians. There's plenty more arrows where that came from, you say, which you immediately prove. >>5240137>>5240143>Fire an arrow at a teal one>Charge in to help our babeYou don't have enough time to slap every one of them, but you prioritise the ones who are attacking your babe. You blast the teal one in the head, and it starts screaming as well."AUGH! That's not fair. I'm going to mash you into pulp! You hear me, bub?"You charge into the fray and take some of their attention off Kuni. The purple feral backs off, while the other four of you continue tackling each other. Siloë- 7/10 hp, 2/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 7/10 hpPurple leader- 1/10 hpPurple feral 1- 9/10 hpTeal ruffian 1- 5/10 hpTeal ruffian 2- 9/10 hp>Write-In
>>5240157>Fire another one at the teal guyOnce we kill one of the blues we’ll double team the last one.
>>5240157Ah crap. Wait a second, I made a mistake. Lemme add one part to the update.
As you fire off one more at the Teal guy, you feel like your body is a lot lighter all of a sudden. You attempt to rattle your cerata, but find that... You don't have any left! You've never felt this naked before. The group of enemies eye you down, noting your distinct lack of ammunition...One on the plant.Two on the purple.One on the Teal.Siloë- 7/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata Arrows>Write-In
>>5240172>Attack the teal one with the arrow stuck in it with Kuni >Keep threatening the purple leader. Yell REALLY loud at him. He’s hurt so maybe he’ll be too scared to think straight.
No updates tomorrow, btw, away from home all day.
>>5240177+1>our babeI thought you idiots were "just joking"?
>>5240177>>5240178>>5240237>Attack the teal one with the arrow stuck in it with Kuni>Keep threatening the purple leader. Yell REALLY loud at him. He’s hurt so maybe he’ll be too scared to think straight.Despite having no ammo, you continue to yell and bluster, seeking to intimidate the terrified leader. You rant and rave about how you'll tackle him into an abyss and fill him with spikes, if he doesn't back off. All the while, you and Kuni both smack the same slug."GAH! Alright! Back off, you two!" The purple ferals pull back, lingering at the edge of the conflict and watching how this plays out. The four of you continue to smack each other, but you and Kuni focus your attention on the Slug that's already near death. Siloë- 6/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 6/10 hpTeal ruffian 1- 3/10 hpTeal ruffian 2- 9/10 hpSmack smack. You keep going...Siloë- 6/10 hp, 2/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 4/10 hpTeal ruffian 1- 1/10 hpTeal ruffian 2- 9/10 hpThe other one still looks healthy, and is despairing over his comrade being near death. One more hit and you can splat him. >Write-In
>>5240319>Two ways it can go.You surrender and leave this space to us, or we toroughly exterminate you. Your call.
>>5240323>QM said 2/4 Cerata Arrows by messing copy paste. I'll interpret this as favorable to us>And by the way, we will wreck you. See the points on my back? They're growing back. I can shoot again in a few instant. You are doomed.
>>5240325FUCK, I just copied and pasted it wrong again, sorry. It's still 0.
>>5240319>Tell them that you will spare him if they leave
>>5240331I know, it's a bluff
>>5240319>Tell healthy teal to surrender or we kill his brother(?). Say it really loud.
Not dead, closing votes. Will update once when I’m home, and then take a nap
>>5240323>>5240325>>5240332>>5240342>>5240375>>5240806>Two ways it can go.You surrender and leave this space to us, or we toroughly exterminate you. Your call.>Tell them that you will spare him if they leave>Tell healthy teal to surrender or we kill his brother(?). Say it really loud.You let them know that there's only two ways this can end. With them fucking off, or them dead. The Teal fellas take you up on that. It seems that sentient slugs have far more regard for their life."Argh! This isn't over, bub!""We're outta here, bub!" The two of them turn tail and flee, wiggling off towards the West and leaving the sponge be. The purple guys still seem hesitant, so you threaten them once again.>And by the way, we will wreck you. See the points on my back? They're growing back. I can shoot again in a few instant. You are doomed."Gah! It's not like we have anywhere else to go! We can't just up and leave, my boys here need this sponge!" The leader backs away further, fearful of more spikes despite your naked appearance, but his two minions are still in the pink of health. They stay right there as he takes cover, quivering on the other side of the sponge.>Current mode: Tally>Write-In
>>5242281>Kuni go distract the mindless ones, I'll attack the leader>Charge at the leader when we see a chance
>>5242281Try to negotiate
>>5242281>Why do you need the sponge?
>>5242296>>5242392>>5242447>Kuni go distract the mindless ones, I'll attack the leader>Charge at the leader when we see a chanceYou instruct Kuni to distract them. She looks extremely worried, but she agrees and slithers forward to get the attention of the first purple. You charge forward and begin crawling onto the sponge, but one of the ferals is in position to intercept you and block you from reaching the leader. The slapping begins anew. Siloë- 5/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 3/10 hpPurple leader- 1/10Purple feral 1- 8/10 hpPurple feral 2- 9/10 hp>>5242355>>5242380>Try to negotiate>Why do you need the sponge?As you tackle the feral and try to push past it, you yell at the leader, who still looks like he's in terrible shape. Why the hell does he need the sponge so badly? Surely he won't die over territory, now that he can actually think for himself. "They're not like you and me! They can't just eat anything. The only thing they're willing to eat is the sponge, they're going to starve to death if we don't claim it. If only you didn't lie about the damn mote..." >Write-In
>>5242486>I have a friend who was able to get a mote from the surface, I can introduce you to him if you surrender!
>>5242492What about a truce? We get back the sponge to my friend there, and we go look for motes for your dude?
>>5242486>"Wow, so you drove an intelligent slug out, so your two retards could eat? How chivalrous.">Stab
>>5242586>>5242592>"Wow, so you drove an intelligent slug out, so your two retards could eat? How chivalrous.">StabYou no longer have any capability to stab him. Apart from your penis, but Sea Slugs just don't do that. It's just not cool, and is a universal constant among Sea Slugs. Even the retards. So you just settle for tackling the purple. It's not going very well, however. They have you locked down, and Kuni is in very bad shape..."Siloë! I can't do this much longer!"Siloë- 4/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 2/10 hpPurple leader- 1/10Purple feral 1- 7/10 hpPurple feral 2- 8/10 hp>I have a friend who was able to get a mote from the surface, I can introduce you to him if you surrender!>What about a truce? We get back the sponge to my friend there, and we go look for motes for your dude?You float the idea of a truce to him, where you'll help him look for motes for his buddies. Ol' Salty did say they float from the surface, so going higher might net you more motes. You still don't quite get what this guy is sperging out about, with the whole feral and food situation. He calls off his cronies momentarily."That... Would be acceptable. But I need to leave them right here on the sponge, or they're going to die sooner or later. Look, can't we share it after all? They need it a lot more than you do."The purple slug turns towards Kuni. >Write-In
>>5242727>Why didn't you find an unoccupied sponge?
>>5242727>Ok fine, they can stay until they become sentient.
>>5242727>They can stay until they become sentient We can kill him while he's by himself searching for motes with us if we really wanted desu
>>5242729>>5242732>>5242735>>5242749>Ok fine, they can stay until they become sentient.>They can stay until they become sentientThe slug sighs in relief. Slowly, the ferals back down. Good thing he couldn't call your bluff in his wounded state. If he had kept going, he would have been in a position to Splat both you and Kuni, and you wouldn't have been able to finish him off. Your companion turns towards you, looking rather put-off by the compromise, but she stays silent to let you continue negotiating. >Why didn't you find an unoccupied sponge?"You must be pretty new here. There's not much in the way of unoccupied spaces. Back before Sea Slugs and other creatures started eating motes, things were normal. At least, I'm sure of it. Everyone kept to the places that could sustain them. But then..." He turns towards the yellow slug in your party, and wiggles his antennae spitefully. "Slugs like these started moving where they shouldn't, and denying the spots to others." That gets her speaking."Hey! Why should I have to give up MY home, that I've been in for ages, just because someone 'needs it'? If someone 'needed' to eat you, you'd just let them do it? Your little friends aren't owed it just because it's there." "Bah! We would have let you stay anyway, you're the one who got uppity about kicking us out!" "Because it's my home! Mine! I don't trust some random slugs to waltz up and become roommates."Current mode: Tally>Write-In
>>5242805>Let's just hurry up and get those motes. The sooner we get them, the sooner everyone is happy.>Go east and talk to Ol' Salty and ask for advice about finding motes
>>5242810>Let's just hurry up and get those motes. The sooner we get them, the sooner everyone is happy.>Go east and talk to Ol' Salty and ask for advice about finding motes>But before, let's all take a rest
>>5242829>But before, let's all take a restYou've had your fill of organic detritus earlier, so you have enough food in you to heal up when you rest. You make sure that you force everyone to take a break, so you can regrow your spikes. The rest-time on the sponge is spent in awkward silence, with an air of mistrust evident.
>>5242810>>5242828>>5242829>Let's just hurry up and get those motes. The sooner we get them, the sooner everyone is happy.>Go east and talk to Ol' Salty and ask for advice about finding motesThe three of you wander towards Ol' Salty once you're ready. You still don't know the purple guy's name, but hopefully you won't have to hang around him long."Oh... Hello there, Siloe! How did your little venture go?"Pretty good, you say. You kicked some ass. What you want to know is how to find motes."Oh... You want more motes? Ah, you want to get stronger by eating them? Well, you have some gall to ask me that after denying me a second one. But I suppose I can't fault you, when you were feral before that..."The scallop shakes slightly. "Well, they come from up above. And we are all bound to the ground, with few exceptions. I've only seen the one with my own eyes, but I've heard that they're less rare in the SEAWEED GROVE. And even the ROCK POOLS." >Write-In
>>5242883>Ask where the SEAWEED GROVE is
>>5242883>Ask directions for ROCK POOLSMan, so our slug is not only ugly, but a complete bitch. Should say sorry to those blue ones and bring them a new friend :/
>>5242883> SEAWEED GROVE
>>5242883>Rock Pools>The plan is to send the cuck on front line, let him die, stockpiles motes for ourself
>>5242920Another case of first girl syndrome, and this time it isnt even a girl its a fucking broken slug
>>5242895>>5242969>>5242920>>5242974>>5242996>SEAWEED GROVE>ROCK POOLS"Oh, the grove is just up there! You'll know it when you see it, the stalks are plenty. I reckon the three of you can handle it. The Rock Pools are to the West. Be wary! For the creatures there are powerful. Even three thinking Slugs may not be able to take on them just yet. Though, popping in shouldn't be much harm."
>>5243668>Seawood GroveDo we actually want to kill this guy lmao? I'll support it if someone else wants to.
>>5243668>ROCK POOLSSneak and steal.>>5243670He dindu noffin, it's our bitch companion that was a twat.
>>5243670Well, he wants to give motes on boring vanilla-slug Ferals.Do we accept working for him? For me the plan is to look for motes, and keeps arrows for backstabbing purpose.
>>5243668Oh, and Seawood grove.By the way, amazing quest QM. Am >>5242996 phoneposting if this wasn't obvious enough.
>>5243668>SEAWEED GROVE>>5243670I think that at this point having three sentient allies may be useful, remember that the teal guys are still out there and will probably come back.
>>5243722>>5243723Evil, hmm. I will go along if we also dump the plum-pie bitch. She used us and hurts my eyes.
>>5243670>>5243723>>5243734>SEAWEED GROVE((Due to the nature of this vote, I can only pick the top option, rather than trying everything))You thank Ol' Salty and head further up. Hey, there's a familiar face! The feral you first met is up here now, foraging in the dirt for detritus. Up North, the looming forest casts a shadow over the seabed. Slugs are milling about by the entrance. Kuni and your purple companion follow close behind."I've never been into the Grove. I came from the east. Not sure what we'll find in there..."Kuni glances at the two slugs by the kelp."I came here once, but didn't go all the way in. Those types of slug are native, we'll probably meet a lot of them inside.">Write-In
>>5243759>try to talk to the slugs
>>5243723Ah, thank you very much. I’m glad I managed to recover from my initial panicking and sperging over votes. It’s fun to run, and I love sea slugs, so I’m practically swimming in inspiration right now!
>>5243759>Talk to them
>>5243759>Tell jelly to take tactical position in the purple coralhe's clearly the ninja>Talk to the bunny
>>5243759Try talking to the natives
>>5243810>Tell jelly to take tactical position in the purple coral>Talk to the bunnyYou get the purple guy to hide in the coral, in case you need him to throw out the element of surprise and overpower the natives. You also head over to the feral Teal who you've had your eyes on. Hey there, beautiful... Damn, she's still ignoring you and looking for detritus. You start chewing on the coral in a rage again.>>5243761>>5243781>>5243822>Talk to themOnce you're done sperging out, you and Kuni head towards the two natives to speak."Who goes there? Ubu.""None may enter the grove, by orders of the Druid. Ubu."Seems like they're both sentient, for better or worse. Both of the Nembrotha cristatas move to block your way. >Write-In
>>5243847>What does Ubu mean?>Why not?>You heard of any motes of awareness being round ere?
>>5243850Support.When it fails,>Violence time. Target left one using our ambushing slug.
>>5243850>>5243853>What does Ubu mean?Kuni slithers over to you to whisper."Psst. It looks like half the slugs in the ocean have like, some kind of speech impediment. It tells apart species, at least. Y'know how the Teal guys kept saying bub?"Oh damn. You look back towards them.>Why not?>You heard of any motes of awareness being round ere?"The great Slugsquisher has awoken from its slumber once more, ubu. The Druid has sealed off the Grove. No traveller may enter, lest they incur its wrath and send it on a rage throughout the Seabed. Ubu." "Motes? Ah, the Motes of Consciousness, ubu. They fall here, sometimes. There is but one, yet it is the property of the Druid, to parcel out as he sees fit. Ubu." >>5243859>Violence time. Target left one using our ambushing slug.You give a signal with your cerata, telling the purple guy to go for the one on the left if you all start fighting. >Write-In
>>5243862>Us and Kuni attack right while Purple attacks leftLet's not use more than one arrow here, that Druid sounds like a boss fight. We can just beat the shit out of them.
>>5243864>Keep arrows as finisher>Full focus on left one. I suspect the species to be healer, so we have to focus else we won't do anything in the fight.Hey QM, is our party made of classless slugs? Do they have any kind of power?
>>5243866Better idea :>Beat some sense into them>We are sent by higher powers to help the druid banish slugsquisher>Proceed toward druid>Recruit as a healer>Bossfight against Slugsquisher
>>5243866Ah, right! Forgot to give a party update after the purple joined.>Siloë Lucas Urinor Gabroch- Alabaster Sea Slug [Ranger]>Kuni- Goniobranchus kuniei [Slug]>Bull- Purple Sea Slug [Slug]Yes, the two of them are classless and have no abilities. Only Siloë is a Ranger.
>>5243872>Can Kuni evolve into bard with how pretty she is? How does XP work? Only with motes of conciousness?
>>5243875So far, the conditions for getting any XP haven't been reached yet, so I'll introduce it later. Same with the Motes, I'd like to leave confirmation a mystery for a bit longer.
>>5243867>>5243869>Full focus on left one.Ah. The way is blocked. You understand, you say.And then you sock the slug in the face! Kuni follows along and assaults it. The two, obviously, turn hostile and begin assaulting you two. Bull sneaks around them. It'll take him another turn to reach, whereupon he'll hit harder due to the surprise attack, but for now it's just a plain slugfest.Siloë- 9/10 hp, 4/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 9/10 hpBull- 10/10Nembrother 1- 8/10 hpNembrother 2- 10/10 hpUnless you fire an arrow or shake anything up, the fight will just progress normally until Bull hits the left one. >Write-In
>>5243904Bull sneaks up on him, and tackles him from behind! The slug is taken completely by surprise, and has the absolute tar beaten out of him by the three of you.Nembrother 1- 3/10 hp
>>5243912However, as you all land your hits, a green light flows out from beneath the slug's mantle. It forms a spiky green barrier that encases him for a moment, before shattering with a light tinkling noise. The slug's body looks a lot more stable all of a sudden.Siloë- 7/10 hp, 4/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 9/10 hpBull- 10/10Nembrother 1- 6/10 hpNembrother 2- 10/10 hp"You ruffians, ubu!""What business do you have past here?! We'll stop you with our lives, ubu!" >Write-In
>>5243914>Fire an arrow at him after Kuni and Bull beat the shit out of him
>>5243847>eyes on>hey there beautiful>spergingThe fuck? I just like how the blue one looks and would like one on our team. Are you so autistic you think the only anons who like blue slugs now are fucking coomers?>>5243919+1
>>5243937I like the blue one because I want to fuck her
>>5243937Woah, easy there tiger. I was just making a callback to this >>5238998 and trying to establish a running gag.
>>5243947My vote had nothing to do with attempting to flirt with that thing, yet you molded it into a coomer joke and replied to me with that shitpost like it was my doing. >>5243942...as long as it gets one in our party.
>>5243919>>5243925>>5243937>Fire an arrow at him after Kuni and Bull beat the shit out of himKuni and Bull smack the freshly-healed slug around, keeping him off-balance. They each hold him relatively still, allowing you to blast a spike straight into the slug's face! +4 XP for each party member!You've killed your first slug! The head of the Grove guardian goes limp, and his body sags pathetically into the dirt. The other slug cries out in despair, and starts slithering upwards to enter the grove. >XP Acquired! Sapient Slugs earn XP by killing other forms of sea-life. XP is stored up and may be used to purchase new abilities after reaching specific milestones. Upon consuming a second mote, a slug may also be able to unlock far stronger powers in combination with XP. >Write-In
>>5243954I think you're a little too heated about the funni slug quest.
>>5243954I did that because it's the exact same slug that Siloë attempted to flirt with earlier, so that part of the character has already been established by multiple votes. I apologise for insulting you by framing it that way, it wasn't my intention to attack you.
>>5243956Crap, forgot the image.
>>5243956>Follow him in
>>5243956>shoot him and order your companions to attack him
>>5243981-1 we need to keep arrows>Follow him in>Now that we proved our worth, we might be able to help with your slugsquisher situation>Make Bull go frontline (I still want to backstab him so the Feral are easier to drive out of sponge)
>>5243959Yes.>>5243956>Attempt to intimidate him into letting you throughSave ammunition and HP.
>>5243956>Sapient Slugs earn XP by killing other forms of sea-lifeDoes that means we could farm XP by killing plants?>>5243990+1 to that one then.
>>5243996Nah, only actual enemies. >>5243970>>5243990>>5243996>Attempt to intimidate him into letting you through>Follow him inThe slug seems plenty intimidated already, by the death of his brother. It seems like they expected to fend the two of you off easily, but the third attacker, as well as your arrows, have completely turned the tide. He's no longer in a position to keep you three out. You charge in behind him and behold the grove proper. Huge towers of Seaweed take up the landscape, and you can spot dozens of little crustaceans clambering across the stalks. Up ahead, a knot of vines block off the path, and there are split bodies scattered all around. The Nembrother calls for help, and the two additional guards take notice. >Write-In
>>5244013>Tell him to keep his friends distracted as we proceed to the west
>>5244013>Shoot one of them while Kuni and Bull take position in front of you to block Looks like not using our arrows here is out the window
Going to bed, next update will be quite far away. Got work in the morning, but will be back in the evening my time. About 20 hours or so?
>>5244065Ah, right. In the meantime, if there's any specific slugs you guys think look cool, feel free to post a picture with their scientific name. I've got a couple more already drawn, but I'd like more inspiration on slugs to keep in reserve for future areas.
>>5244068Nice quest OP not sure why theres actual butthurt over it
>>5244079ForgotLeaf Slug (Elysia Chlorotica)>>5244042+1, we just killed that guys brot
>>5244013>Try to bullshit our way out of the fight as we're sent to help the druid deal with slugsquisher but the guard didn't understood nor communicated the first time>When that doesn't work, send the pink one front line
>>5244068Jorunna parva aka Sea Bunny
>>5245082Ah, this should be easy. Just a recolor of the current enemies. >>5245080>>5244079All good picks!Will be home in a couple of hours.
>>5244104>>5244039>Try to bullshit our way out of the fight as we're sent to help the druid deal with slugsquisher but the guard didn't understood nor communicated the first time>Tell him to keep his friends distracted as we proceed to the west"Yeah, keep em distracted..." you mutter, as your squad slides Westwards. You see an opening there, and you can probably get to it before the others reach you. You start yelling something to them about being here to fight Slugsquisher, and how this is a misunderstanding. But the fleeing slug simply shouts:"THEY KILLED CRIS!"The slugs mobilise to attack.>>5244042>>5244080>>5244106>When that doesn't work, send the pink one front line>Shoot one of them while Kuni and Bull take position in front of you to blockEh, fuck it. That was never gonna work with one screaming, fleeing enemy. You get your two allies to stand in front of you, since you're the only one who can provide backline support- albeit limited. You blast off another Cerata arrow at them! You make sure Bull is up front, and in the most danger, in case you have to exploit that later on. You still don't completely trust him.Siloë- 7/10 hp, 2/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 9/10 hpBull- 10/10Nembrother 2- 6/10 hpNembrother 3- 10/10 hpNembrother 4- 10/10 hp>Write-In
>>5245241>Tell Kuni and Bull to gang up on the closest Nembrother while you shoot the other two
>>5245241They have abilities that allow them to heal we have to kill them fast>Bull and Kuni attack the one we just shot>Shoot another arrow at him.
All tuckered out from this one reply, unfortunately, didn't get much sleep. Will be more active tomorrow, promise.
>>5245246+1 but if it can be killed in one turn while saving ammo would be better, we still have 2 more slugs to kill
>>5246388I'm kind of betting on us leveling up or something during this combat. There's no way we can take on the druid after killing these guys unless we're allowed to rest.
>>5245244>>5245246>>5246388>Bull and Kuni attack the one we just shot>Shoot another arrow at him.Bull and Kuni tackle the impaled Nembrother. He fights back, smacking Bull across the face.Nembrother 2- 4/10 hpYou notice that unlike his brother, this slug hasn't healed just yet! It's just a little bit healthier than the dead one was, when its effect activated. And it looks like you can kill it with one arrow.Siloë- 7/10 hp, 1/4 Cerata ArrowsNembrother 2- 0/10 hpThunk.+3 XP for each party member!>Tell Kuni and Bull to gang up on the closest Nembrother while you shoot the other twoAfter your kill, you attempt to shoot the other two, but your cerata refuse to slide into place. You keep trying, and after a short moment, they're reloaded. NOW you can shoot again! But it'll be your last one in the chamber. Kuni and Bull prepare to gang up on one of the approaching ones, as the corpse flops to the floor.>Write-In
>>5246420> Kuni and Bull gang up on closest nembrother while we shoot himWe should be able to beat the last one to death after this.
>>5246420Does bull has any ability we could use to kill the rest of the slugs a bit easier?
>>5246437Nah, as Kuni he's vanilla slug.>>5246420> Kuni and Bull gang up on closest nembrother while we shoot himBull still front line. we'll keep an arrow as finisher of the first one and thud to death the second.Then, we'll get food on the tree, prepare crab bombs and rest a bit
>>5246428>>5246440>>5246547>Kuni and Bull gang up on closest nembrother while we shoot himYou repeat your tactic. The two of them strike the slug, and both slugs hit Bull in turn. You shoot one with the last of your arrows!Siloë- 7/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 9/10 hpBull- 7/10Nembrother 3- 4/10 hpNembrother 4- 10/10 hpIf this Nembrother has that same healing, then it'll definitely be procced when it's struck again. You're out of means to kill them before they can get it off. Bull continues taking the hits, as you commanded."Hey... Boss. Can we switch over soon? Or me and the broad? Not a fan of getting hit this much!" "What did you just call me?" "Nothin!"You look over the battlefield. It seems like, in general, the basics of Slug Combat are being made clear to you. Pretty much every slug is evenly matched, so a fight will often be decided by numbers alone. No wonder they always seem to wander about in groups. This druid team would easily be able to repel any slug band or ferals, with their healing and numbers. But all it takes is one slug with a special ability (like yours) to change the situation significantly. You wonder how rare it is, and how many others are like you. But enough exposition! The battle awaits. >Write-In
>>5246560>all gang up on the wounded one
>>5246560>All gang up on the same wounded slug
>>5246560>All gang up on the same wounded slug>Bull, we'll switch you over don't worry. Just it's not strategicall right now>Proceed letting bull on front line while we try to sneak attack the wounded slug
>>5246566>>5246568>>5246595>All gang up on the same wounded slug>Bull, we'll switch you over don't worry. Just it's not strategicall right nowYou reassure the purple slug that it's strategic, and you'll swap over when he's no longer the toughest. The three of you continue to pound on the Nembrother.Siloë- 7/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 9/10 hpBull- 5/10Nembrother 3- 1/10 hpNembrother 4- 10/10 hpLike before, the brilliant green shield activates! He's restored to a state where you have to beat him up again. Nembrother 3- 4/10 hp>Proceed letting bull on front line while we try to sneak attack the wounded slugYou attempt to go around and sneak-attack them, but they've already been made aware of your presence, and you have no ability to go into stealth mode. Smack smack.Siloë- 7/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 9/10 hpBull- 3/10Nembrother 3- 1/10 hpNembrother 4- 10/10 hpThe strategy of smacking them is working rather well. You'll all be pretty badly hurt at the end of it, but you're going to end up taking these guys down permanently. The Druid will be without his cronies. However, you notice that Bull is getting very banged up. If you want to continue your earlier plan to eliminate him, this fight would be a good opportunity.>Write-In
>>5246624>Change positions to Kuni, you and then Bull
>>5246624>Change positions to Kunitime for ryona
>>5246624>Hold on one more turn Bull!>Smack smack then switch Kuni for Bull
>>5246626>>5246628>>5246634>>5246650>Hold on one more turn Bull!>Smack smack then switch Kuni for Bull>Ryona timeHe can take just a little bit more. You order him to stay put while you finish off the first enemy. Bull takes another series of hits, and is in terrible shape, but the enemy gets splatted.+3 XP for each party member!New skills available!Siloe: (10)>Volley (10)>Silent Shot (10)>Quiver (10)Kuni: (10)NABull: (10)NAAfter that, you get Kuni to take point. She receives a few good smacks to the Slug Stomach, but powers through with nothing more than a pained whimper. Siloë- 7/10 hp, 0/4 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 8/10 hpBull- 1/10Nembrother 3- 0/10 hpNembrother 4- 9/10 hpWith the three of you against one, he can't exactly do much. His healing only amounts to a bonus 3. Finishing him off will be a breeze. >Write-In
>>5246677>Quiver (10)Give us extra ammo, then we can afford having volley.>Kuni and Bull get nothing at allSo they remain useless? We really need better party members, damn.>Beat the living shit out of last weed stlug
>>5246677>Quiver>I have a quick choice for you, weed slug.>Either you join us, or you die.>We are here to help you solve your problem, after all.If this doesn't work, beat the shit out of him, then backstab Bull.If this doesn't work, we'll have to try and recruit "the druid"
>>5246677>Quiver (10)>Beat the living shit out of last weed stlug
>>5246685>>5246688>>5246716>Quiver>Quiver upgrade selected! >Cerata Arrows: 5/5Not only does it upgrade your capacity, it seems like it's fully refilled it!>I have a quick choice for you, weed slug.>Either you join us, or you die.>We are here to help you solve your problem, after all.The slug spits in your face. Unfortunately, slugs can't really spit, so it just comes out as a bunch of frothy bubbles. You did just kill every single one of his brothers. >Beat the living shit out of last weed slugAnd so, your party responds by absolutely annihilating him. All three of you are hurt rather bad, but soon he's splatted and lies dead on the seafloor.+3 XP!>Write-In
>>5246724>eat some plants and rest to recover
>>5246724>Chew the underwater fruit-tree down and consume the limes.Beautiful genocide, anons.
>>5246724>>5244065Same timeframe as this. Gnight fellas.
>>5246724>Backstab Bullnow is a good time, before the rest. I don't want to waste motes on his ferals.
>>5246724>Backstab BullNo consciousness motes for him or his ferals
Hexabranchus sanguineus otherwise known as "The Spanish Dancer" named so for its similarities to that of a spanish flamenco dancer with their many frills and brightly colors
>>5246840My bad forgot pic
>dont slaughter bullId like to see what this boss is first
>>5246744>>5246813Kuni when? If you wanna be evil then you gotta commit.
>>5246724>don't kill bullWe still have the Druid and the teal slugs to fight off, and getting 3 sentient allies would be useful.
>>5246860+1 Kuni is a cripple and bland as fuck, we have sultry Flamenco Spanish Dancer slugs in our future we dont need a blind retard weighing us down, plus us taking her will secure her sponge for the Alabaster Conglomerates territory
>>5246862Bull follows orders and we need more meatshields anyway. We get busted up pretty badly in fights.
>>5246735>>5246736>>5246738>eat some plants and rest to recover>Rest>Chew the underwater fruit-tree down and consume the limesYou start chewing on the fruits, intent on eating your fill and resting. To your surprise and disgust, they're filled with air! As soon as you bite through the skin, you find absolutely nothing. This is terrible! What the heck is wrong with this grove?!Fortunately, there's plenty of those scuttling crabs around. You can choose whether you eat them or not. >>5246744>>5246813>>5246852>>5246862>>5246860>>5246866You contemplate splatting Bull. It's a good opportunity to get rid of him, especially since he doesn't line up with your goals. However, you finally decide not to. You need the muscle right now, with a fight coming up. Same deal with Kuni. You're not sure whether you want to stick with her in the long term, and the thought of betrayal lingers in your mind.For now, they're useful.As you rest, you see the both of them trying to get your attention. You could pick one to talk to, or just sit by yourself and relax. Maybe eat some crabs, maybe not. >Write-In
>>5247714>Talk to BullNot sure regarding crabs. Those are little brows and can turn in ammunition, but we need to eat to rest...
>>5247714>Talk to KuniWe're going to splat Bull, not the babe, man. We can't go around splattin babes.
>>5247714>Talk to Bull>>5247754I hate your very existence.
>>5247714>Talk to Bull
>Eat the Crabs>Talk to Bull
>>5247754Youre the worst kind of coomer, a kind so blinded by the thought of coom you dont even look at what your cooms future will bring forth, Kuni is a barely functioning retard and will forever need us to take care of her, its not like shes gonna share the sponge with us, and even if she did, who wants to share a sponge with a brokeass common slug with no rhinophores who is a greedy bitch and kinda ugly
>>5247725>>5247773>>5247777>>5247796You gather up some crabs and munch on them while approaching Bull. You've got the least time with him, you think, giving a conspirational wink towards the camera. Might as well see what he has to say."Hey, boss... Never quite caught your second name. What was it?" >"It's Larry.""Riiight. I thought it was Louie.">"Nope. It was Leon.""What? But you just said Larry.">"Lacrosse.""Look. Okay, nevermind. Just wanted to say... Things have been going pretty swell, with you in charge. Didn't know Slugs could do things like that, or shoot arrows. How do you do it?" >You briefly explain how you have a count of arrows, and how you can keep track of these things. "That's... Bizarre. I don't see any of this stuff you're describing. And you say you ate a Mote, just like us?">"A Mote of Awareness, yep.""You mean Consciousness?">"No?""... Odd."The purple slug chalks it up to Siloe's eccentricity, and carries on. "Well. I just wanted to say... Thanks for taking me along on this quest. Hopefully my brothers are doing alright, on the sponge."You decide to take this chance and ask him all about the food situation, and the conflict between him and Kuni. At this point, you think the entire thing is stupid as fuck, and they're both colossal dumbasses and dickheads for fighting over such a thing. With a sigh, the slug elaborates further.
>>5247895Fuck, that's good.>>5247909"I guess you don't know this. But us Sea Slugs? We're picky eaters, to an insane degree. You could put a slug in front of a damn buffet. Crabs, detritus, algae pellets. Sea fruits, a dead clam, a split-open prawn. Bits of coral, another tasty slug... Anything you can imagine. A whole spread. And you know what? It won't lift its head and eat, if there isn't one specific sponge from some backwater part of the ocean, on a platter." >"Wow, ferals are retarded.""It's just how our entire race is, boss. You were no exception, not counting the mote. Okay yeah, I guess those are the exception." Bull pauses to adjust himself in the sand, helping his lardy purple ass to a few of the crabs."And it worked out. Because the ocean is huge. With all these different kinds of slugs, everything was a food source for something different. Slugs ate what they were supposed to, and left everything else for the people who would actually finish it. And then the motes started raining down."You look over at him, observing how he chows down on crabs with relish. Yeah, you three have had no trouble eating whatever you could find. And you've been able to digest it just fine."With all these sentients realising they could eat anything, they diversified. You, me, and the yellow bitch? It's not like we're going to starve to death because the sponge curled up and died. We can go around eating whatever. But the Ferals still stick to their guns. Even if I can order them around, they refuse to eat anything outside of their species' diet. Which is why we were so set on the sponge. We travelled all the way from the West, past the SANDCASTLE. My lads were starving to death. So we turned away the two Teal ruffians who were snatching it in the first place, and I let them graze on that springy yellow delight.">Write-In
Bedtime for me yet again.
>Try to eat on a dead druid to see how it taste and if we can get some healing power from thisAre we Kirby slugs? Maybe Bull species can?
>>5247914>Ask if he wants to help you stab Kuni, since she was the instigator of this whole food conflict.Then we can let him return to his bros while we look for better party members.>>5247916You should be giving us some prompts. Requesting write-ins is one easy way to kill anons' interest in it. Real talk.
>>5247914>Go fight the druidBefore we do anything let's kill the druid and get the mote . We need the party members to do that, so before we betray any of them, let's deal with the druid.
>>5247921I've been running with a system where I take and perform every action, unless people specifically think it's a bad idea and vote against it. Though, I'll definitely be including more options in the future in terms of dialogue and courses of action. Quest is in a formative period, so once the character of Siloe is put together enough, I'll throw out prompts that are suited to his actual character. His personality is falling into place fast, though, so that'll be soon!
>>5247931Siloe's turning into a fucking psycho lmao
>>5247931Thanks! Are you still checking the submarine quest?
>>5247932He sure is.Which may be an issue in the future, if there's a perspective change and he goes into autopilot.>>5247935Haven't for tonight, wanted to get an update out before bed. But definitely will when I'm browsing the board late night and procrastinating on sleep.
>>5247926>Go fight the druid>Don't kill Bull or Kuni
>>5247941>>5247931I like Idea of Siloë developing into this Machiavellian Sea Slug. Though we shouldn't go psycho on our own (useful) minions since we need them to keep the ouchies away as a Ranger. >>5247966+1
>>5247966>>5248363You're weak. Unable to do what is necessary.
>>5248852Its not practical to splat perfectly good meatshields we can throw at a boss. We can reconsider it once we have better replacements.
Are you fellow /questers/ familiar with the work of Robin Hobb? I'd love Siloë to be similar to Captain Kenneth : a true sociopath, but for some reason everybody likes him dearly and he somehow appears uttermost caring and charismatic.
>>5248852I'm just against it because while special abilities are useful, numbers are what seem to matter the most.
>>5249042>>5249162I'm sure QM will be so kind to provide us a proper companion soon.
>>5249178Got some good ones in the work, who are substantially cooler than the Jobbers so far.Upgrading them is also an option, which will make them useful eventually.Sorry for no update today btw, went out.
>>5249195Bull should return to his retarded brethren and Kuni will never be a woman.
>>5249201Technically none of them are!
>>5249203Tell that to the waifu fiend.
>>5249203Still want to fuck them. Babes transcend gender.
>>5247917>Try to eat on a dead druid to see how it taste and if we can get some healing power from thisYou take a bite of the body while Bull tells you his story. It tastes... Pretty alright! Kinda bitter at times, because almost all slugs are at least a bit poisonous, but they taste healthy. You don't get any sort of special abilities from doing that, however. It's just decent quality food.>>5247966>>5248363>>5247921>>5247926After hearing him explain his point of view, you consider just getting rid of Kuni. It's tempting, and you're getting sick of these guys and their lack of skills. You need someone stronger! But you can't just kill or kick them out right before you fight the Druid.>"Okay, enough talk. Everyone, to the Druid."Bull nods, and follows along. You and your squad head West, emerging into a new area...>Write-In
>>5250289>Give us the mote and there won't be any trouble!Oh god I think it can fire arrows
>If it refuses to give up motes, test it with a Cerata Arrow before attacking. See what it can do.
>>5250289>Sociopath looking Non-sociopath road engaged : manipulationHello, wise one. We are traveller on a quest to help our fellows. We're looking for 2 motes for Bull's fellow, which will solve in return Kuni's problem.Would you be interested in joining us? Or maybe you could have need for our help regarding the slugsquisher?
>>5250348Supporting this before violence
>>5250296>>5250348>>5250350>Sociopath looking Non-sociopath road engaged : manipulation>Give us the mote and there won't be any trouble!You decide to negotiate with it, rather than try to blast the Druid straight away. You want those motes, and you'll imply that there'll be trouble if they aren't given up.>"Hello, wise one. We are traveller on a quest to help our fellows. We're looking for 2 motes for Bull's fellow, which will solve in return Kuni's problem. Would you be interested in joining us? Or maybe you could have need for our help regarding the slugsquisher?"The Druid stares silently at you, his Cerata bristling across his back. The circle of sunlight shines down on him. Before you is a sandy garden, the floor swept in thin arcs and forming circular patterns. Protrusions of stone stick out from the earth, with moss growing atop it. You're in an area that's clear of kelp, and it's brightly lit. He speaks in a voice that's rather fitting for his cute face, though his words are anything but."You killed... How many? Three? Four, of my fellows? I would have been willing to barter for a mote before that. But now, I need it to awaken more fighters. Otherwise, the next time Slugsquisher rises, it'll rampage across the seafloor. Did you consider that, before you murdered my comrades? The only ones standing between a monster, and the rest of Slugkind?" >Write-In
>>5250372>We wanted to come and talk with you. They didn't even wanted to negotiate or open pass. Maybe you can instore such kind of rule on the next awaken ones? We would have been eager to help you with the slugsquisher problem. Hell, even now I'm ready to answer any call to help you with this problem.
>>5250372>Point out that all of his weed-ass minions were no match to us and two... regular slugs. He surely doesn't want to make the mistake of getting another 3-4 of them to get squashed again. Just... just give us the motes and we will drown that...>Wait, who the fuck is this slugsquisher?The way he carelessly talks about his slugs... is he a fellow genocider? Could he be a worthy companion..?
>>5250372>The fuck is the slugsquisher?
>>5250386>We wanted to come and talk with you. They didn't even wanted to negotiate or open pass. Maybe you can instore such kind of rule on the next awaken ones? We would have been eager to help you with the slugsquisher problem. Hell, even now I'm ready to answer any call to help you with this problem."Dead Slugs tell no tales. But not one came to me to announce that there were guests for me to consider receiving. I did not teach them to be this foolish. I would not have imparted my skill onto them otherwise. I do not believe, for a moment, that they would be so hasty as to strike first.">>5250427>>5250475>Point out that all of his weed-ass minions were no match to us and two... regular slugs. He surely doesn't want to make the mistake of getting another 3-4 of them to get squashed again. Just... just give us the motes and we will drown that..."Your ability... I have not seen it. But to defeat that many of them, with two useless companions... It would have to be one that counteracts mine, yes? One that-""Hey!""What did you just say?""-could overcome the healing buff. With that much capacity to dish out harm, you would likely be able to defeat me. But immediately, Slugsquisher would be able to enter the Grove, and you would not stand a chance on your own.">Wait, who the fuck is this slugsquisher?You decide to finally ask what the deal with this thing is. Surely a monster can't be that bad. "Slugsquisher? It's a beast that has plagued the sea for generations. I've held it back several times myself. The Druid who came before me picked me as his protege, and I watched him get sliced apart by it. It's a devilish fiend, whose armour is nigh impossible for Slugs to breach. We can only keep it at bay, and push it back, but none have managed to kill it."He examines you and your crew."You'll go drown it if I hand you the mote, you say? I wonder..." The Druid begins moving off his sunny patch. He motions to the little cave beneath him."I suppose you're right. A single mote can give a single Slug awareness. And there's no guarantee they would have useful abilities. All of my companions were plain Slugs, with nothing of their own. But you? You have two thinking companions already. Come, select one to claim it. A second mote ought to give them strength, and perhaps they'll have something that will be of use against the Slugsquisher.">Write-In
>>5250475Guessing its some sort of natural predator like a (hermit) crab or lobster
>Bull, if his name implies anything than maybe he'll develop something offensive enough to do something about the armor>>5250707FUCK I GOT BEATEN TO IT
>>5250706>Give it to Kuni Babes are cool man, I love babes. Give the mote to the babe.
>>5250706I really want to see the seethe that’ll happen if Kuni gets it, but I also really want to take it for ourselves. >Kuni>Siloe
>>5250706Just kidding lmao. If Kuni won the other anons would be so goddamn pissed at me.>Bull
>>5250706>KuniI just trust her more than Bull and being a crippled snail screams "hidden special skill" to me.
>>5250706Actually fuck it, I’ve been committed to this babe shit might as well go through with it. Fuck the anti coomers>Kuni
>>5250706>Just one? You planned to make AT LEAST 3 more soldiers and expect me to put myself on the line for 1 (ONE) mote?When he refuses to give more because game balance reasons:>GODDAMIT. I tried to get something for us all guys, but that cheap druid is not leaving me any choice but to pick only one. Now think about it - your evolutions could prove to be not fit for a battle, like iunno, you could grow... feathers. What's feathers? My guess is as good as yours! What would we do with that shit? But, but, hear me out: if *I* take this mote, it's GUARANTEED to give me a boost in offensive powers that I already possess! Once we return, you two are gonna get motes, but now->Pop the pill before they can respond>>5250713>>5250721>>5250725>>5250779Out fucking skilled
Will go to bed. In 9 hours, consider votes locked automatically. Unlike what I usually do, this is a vote where I can only pick the top option, so I'll write/draw in the morning.
Now that we are voting just to piss people off..>>5250816Changing to this. Fuck it.
>>5250823What, I don't intend to piss anyone off.
>>5250857Didnt mean you
>>5250859I just noticed the fucking wheelchair.
>>5250706Kuni.Ear me out :>She's a babe. As all babes, she gets to play support.>She's purple and orange. That's color from buff and debuffLike this, we can keep XPing, and we get buff/debuff (maybe poison?) to overcome the bossBull will only waste on similar feral anyway.
>>5250859That's a babe, man. Don't call her a cripple. It makes them sad, man.
>>5250816>>5250823>>5250725>Siloe>>5250779>>5250781>>5250881>>5250725>Kuni>>0>Bull (Lol fucking loser)Locked in!
>>5251680...ok im leaving
>>5251680>Just one? You planned to make AT LEAST 3 more soldiers and expect me to put myself on the line for 1 (ONE) mote?The Druid bristles angrily. His cerata rise up as he addresses you."I have one mote in the first place. That I'm giving to you, despite your indiscretion. Do not test me further. Now, choose who will receive it.You look towards your two companions. Both of them are staring at the cave, where the mote is likely hidden. You take a moment to make a decision. Bull does seem a bit hesitant. Maybe he doesn't want to take the mote when his own friends need one. Kuni is trying to remain still, but positively bursting with nervous energy. One of them is sure to have higher potential than the other...>Kuni."Me?" You nod."Alright! I won't let you down. Let's see what this second one gives me..."She slithers towards the cave, and the glint of the mote becomes visible. You stare at the object. Hey, this isn't the one you ate. This is green! But everyone else seems to be pretty nonchalant about it. Bull leans in close to examine it. "Yup, same ol' same ol. That'll awaken a slug, alright."Kuni reaches forward to snap it up. Your rationale is that she's blind as fuck, so she'll have so much higher to climb upon eating another mote.Mote Of Consciousness Consumed!>Siloë Lucas Urinor Gabroch- Alabaster Sea Slug [Ranger]>Kuni- Goniobranchus kuniei [Blind Maiden]>Bull- Hypselodoris variobranchia [Slug]Siloe: (0)>Volley (15)>Silent Shot (15)>Quiver II (25)Kuni: (0)Skill acquired: Confluence of FateSkill acquired: Minor PrecognitionBull: (10)NAA pale green light pulses through the room. You can see that her XP has all been consumed by itself, but she's gotten a class and a skill! It doesn't sound like anything conventional, though."I don't feel any different... Ah, wait! I can see... Trails? Siloe, there's something left behind when you move around." You're standing still, so you assume she's having some kind of mote-induced schizo episode. You slither over to check on her further."I feel like I can sense the world a bit better now.">Write-In>>5250881>>5250779Good instincts. There was no wrong answer, Bull's would have been useful too. But this one is more interesting.
>>5251819>Do you know what your abilities are Kuni?>Where is the slugsquisher?>Go fight Slugsquisher
>>5251819>Thank the druid and go quest for the second zone>We'll get back to defeat slugsquisher once we're ready
>>5251821+1 and ask the druid to come fight slugsquisher with us
>>5251821>Do you know what your abilities are Kuni?"Apart from the trail, no. This is... A bit disappointing. I thought I'd end up like you, being able to shoot arrows or something. This isn't very helpful."The Druid clambers down from his perch.>Go fight Slugsquisher>Where is the slugsquisher?>+1 and ask the druid to come fight slugsquisher with usYou question him on where the beast is, and if he's going to come with you."To the East. You ought to have seen a barricade, woven from kelp. That's my other skill. If I die, it'll come undone, and the Slugsquisher will be freed. So do your best to keep me out of harm's way. I'll do the same. I've rested, and you'll have my healing on your side." Welp, that's done with. You prepare to head off as a group. Suddenly, Kuni perks up and starts moving."Ah, wait! Don't go on without me."You and Bull stare at her again, confused. Like before, you were standing perfectly still. It does spur you into moving, though, and you slither alongside Kuni while heading for the gate. Bull leans in to whisper:"I think that mote made her even dumber, ugh." Party:>Siloë Ligma Urinor Gabroch- Dirona albolineata [Ranger]>Kuni- Goniobranchus kuniei [Blind Maiden]>Bull- Hypselodoris variobranchia [Slug]>The Druid- Costasiella kuroshimae [Druid]
>>5252025The four of you stand before the gate. The Druid seems very reluctant to let you run off anywhere else, after eating a mote. Anything else you'd like to do in the area before going in?>Write-In
>>5252027I also haven't drawn the arena yet, so gimme a bit.
>>5252027>Prepare a strategic Lilcrab bomb>Talk to Kuni : thanks to not-at-all meta knowledge, I think you might be able to see things that have not quite yet happened. Maybe you will be able to help us strike true, or avoid blows.>Formation : Bull frontline. Maybe Kuni if she can passively use precog to dodge. Us and Druid backline, so we can shoot before going CQC and relay Bull
>>5252027>talk to teal slug>ask druid if there is anything here we should take with us>ask druid the specifics of his healing ability>can cerata arrows be reused?>don't make crab bombs if the slugsquisher is a crab we don't want to give it more of its own kindKuni frontline, Bull and Silk guerilla and archering, Druid backline using kelp-weaving ability to trip up slugsquisher
>>5252145one more.>ask druid the size and speed of slugsquisher and anything about its abilities we should know
>>5252154Forgot the slug tax.Bali Slug (Melibe Viridis)
>>5252033>>5252145>>5252119>>5252154>Formation : Bull frontline. Maybe Kuni if she can passively use precog to dodge. Us and Druid backline, so we can shoot before going CQC and relay Bull>Kuni frontline, Bull and Silk guerilla and archering, Druid backline using kelp-weaving ability to trip up slugsquisher>Talk to Kuni From the sound of it, the Slugsquisher is a crab. So making bombs filled with its kind is probably not a good idea. You dismiss the plan and spend a bit of timing talking to your Party members. Firstly, you talk to everybody at once, and discuss the positioning. You can't quite decide on a perfect plan. Either Bull or Kuni will be up front. You and the Druid will be giving rear/mid support, but you'll run out of arrows eventually. You'll have to swap with Bull when that happens. You let them know that in battle, you all will probably have to shake things up depending on what happens, but there's at least the outline of a plan.Then you turn towards Kuni. You let her know your inference, about her being able to see things that haven't happened yet."Really? That explains the trails. So, they're the future... Wow, that ability is useful after all!" Neither of you can figure out what the other one does, though. 'Confluence of Fate', was it?>ask druid if there is anything here we should take with us>ask druid the specifics of his healing ability"There's nothing here that would be of use, no. We kept it held back with numbers. No need for tools. As for my healing: I can grant a blessing onto a Slug, which activates when they're sufficiently injured. It then heals them for a decent amount. I have seven charges of this, on top of my weaving. Since you killed everybody who I had the blessings sitting on... I'm fully stocked.">can cerata arrows be reused?They cannot, unfortunately. When you poke at the arrows in the bodies, you find that they're just plain pieces of cerata. They're only useful/special at the time of firing.>ask druid the size and speed of slugsquisher and anything about its abilities we should know"It's many times the size and speed of a slug, with armour that stops it from taking any real harm. We've been unable to ever kill it. Usually, if we bother it enough, it retreats. Or clambers back beyond the drop-off. That's the best case scenario, for it won't return for many seasons after."You ask him to elaborate on its abilities."Abilities? Well, we'd better thank our lucky stars that it has none. If it ate a mote, it would be too formidable to be allowed to exist.">talk to teal slugFinally, you return to the same slug who's been wandering around. Seems like she made it all the way here, with the Druid's guards dead. The Leafy Sheep slug doesn't look very happy about his Grove being invaded, but he can't do anything about it now.>"Hey there."As usual, she ignores you and munches on the dead slug. Man, one day... One day she'll see the appeal of Siloë Larson Urinor Gabroch.>Write-In
>>5252176>Fight the SLUGSQUISHER>Evacuate the teal babe. Don't want the babes to get hurt, man.
>>5252176>Fight the SLUGSQUISHER>Evacuate the teal babe. Don't want the babes to get hurt, man.+1
>>5252179>>5252180>Fight the SLUGSQUISHER>Evacuate the teal babe. Don't want the babes to get hurt, man.It's time. You shoo the feral babe away, making sure she's not in the grove. The Druid seals it up to make sure that nobody else wanders in while you're fighting. You all head through the gate...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01pIkdnU3SY"Khkhkhkh.... Clk....The giant monster looms over you. Behind it is a sheer cliff. You pause for a moment, marvelling at the sight of the open ocean. You've never seen the waters stretch out like that before. Instinctively, you know that if you throw yourself off that edge, you're never going to make it back home. Most slugs can't just swim in open water like that.Multiple spots of light shine from above, and The Druid eyes them up. The crab's attention is on you now, and you have seconds to finalise your plan.>Write-In
>>5252323I think that we need to push it over the edge.>The Druid bless Kuni and Bull>Everyone advance, Bull and Kuni on the front line, you behind them and The Druid last>Bull tackle it while Kuni distract it and dodge with her precog>You contribute to pushing by shooting it at semi-close range
>>5252340If we push it over the edge, it's not dead.>>5252323can we cling to walls? how high are "walls", can we climb over them?>Druid bless Kuni, Bull, and us (in that order if it takes time)>back off and use the entrance as a bottleneck and trap, Druid should tangle slugsquisher with seaweed (we can help manually but only Kuni should go near it)>use pieces of dead slug guards as bait/distractionobjective, immobilize crab.
>>5252429Let's have druid bless himself too
>>5252429Yeah but most crabs can't swim either.
>>5252435Druid has said it will still return. Druid also said making it go there is best case scenario. But he was thinking limitedly. There has to be weak spots. We can't investigate all its carapace with immobilizing it.Maybe we can shoot a cerata right up its mouth, into its brain?
>>5252323>Apply Battle formation>Try to shoot arrow in weak spot while druid bless Kuni, Kuni tries to activate ability, Bull goes CQC on first turnFor me, let's check if we can get him down. If we manage, we win Druid as a companion.
>>5252429This and (if QM willing)>Have Kuni warn Bull of attacks about to hit him
>>5252493I think that yellow stuff under it are eggs.
>>5252323>>5252340 +1 but also aim for the eyes
>>5252429>can we cling to walls? how high are "walls", can we climb over them?You guys are able to climb and cling onto any physical objects in a map, but the edges of the wall denote the boundaries of the level, that aren't climbable. Physically, there's nothing actually stopping someone from doing it, but it's just gameified/map logic.Plan 1:>The Druid bless Kuni and Bull>Everyone advance, Bull and Kuni on the front line, you behind them and The Druid last>Bull tackle it while Kuni distract it and dodge with her precog>You contribute to pushing by shooting it at semi-close range>>5252340>>5252359>>5253107Plan 2:>Druid bless Kuni, Bull, and us (in that order if it takes time)>back off and use the entrance as a bottleneck and trap, Druid should tangle slugsquisher with seaweed (we can help manually but only Kuni should go near it)>use pieces of dead slug guards as bait/distraction>>5252429>>5252493Seems like Plan 1 is the winner, writing and dragging everything into place:
>>5252340You instruct them on your plan. The Druid immediately blesses them. If they hit 3 HP, they'll be healed. However, as you know from your arrow kills, any strike that would result in instant death doesn't activate the blessing.Siloë- 10/10 hp, 5/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 10/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 6%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 10/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 5/7Slugsquisher: 35/35 [25/25 ARMOUR][Certain sea creatures are nigh impossible for a Sea Slug to physically dominate. These have an armour score, which protects them from the worst hits. They are not killed if they have armour remaining, but can still be defeated and tend to flee.]Bull tackles it, slamming his purple form into its armour. It doesn't seem particularly perturbed. Kuni weaves in and out of its claws, and you take note of the fact that she's dodging its swings rather well. She's staying just ahead of it, and occupying one of its attacks. She's not able to land a hit, but it can't touch her either. It has two claws, however, and lands a glancing blow on Bull. This thing hits harder than a slug. Your arrow shoots towards its face, and lodges itself at the edge of its soulless black eye. Oh god. This thing has EYES, instead of Rhinophores. Disgusting.Siloë- 10/10 hp, 4/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 10/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 6%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 8/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 5/7Slugsquisher: 30/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]Pattern: The Slugsquisher rears up with both claws.>Write-In
>>5253312>Tell Kuni and Bull to retreat for a second and then get back in position after the crab slams it's claws>Shoot an arrow at one of the crab's eyes>Have the Druid restrict the Crab's legs with Kelp if he canYeah, we're not going to be able to push this thing. Let's try blinding it.
>>5253316Supporting.Let's defeat him (repel) without losses for now. Then go grind, and come back to trully prevent him to arm slugkind ever again.
>>5253316>>5253339>>5253354>>5253415>>5253466>Tell Kuni and Bull to retreat for a second and then get back in position after the crab slams it's claws>Shoot an arrow at one of the crab's eyesBull is a bit slower than Kuni, who was able to react even before your warning. However, directing them to forgo attacking helps them to avoid the worst of it. It strikes with such force that you see the sand rise up, creating little shockwaves that reverberate through their slimy bodies. It immediately prepares to do another special attack. You're not going to let it get away without harm, though, so you fire at its face again.>Have the Druid restrict the Crab's legs with Kelp if he canThe Druid shakes his head. "I cannot make Kelp from nothing. You see the buds popping up? If you can lead it over there, gradually, I'll be able to tangle it. The sunspots are good for me as well, I can rapidly recover in them!"Siloë- 10/10 hp, 3/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 9/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 12%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 7/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 5/7Slugsquisher: 26/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]Pattern: The Slugsquisher raises both claws and begins sidestepping>Write-In
>>5253478>Kuni and Bull, keep back from it still, but move to the left and try to get it near that kelp bud.>Fire another arrow at it's eyes
>>5253485+1 although, would be possible to aim at the leg joints instead? I think it would be easier to either kill it or push it if it can't properly move
Sleepytime. No update tomorrow, day after will be a bit slow too.
>>5253692Have a good day mate
>>5253478>druid goes to bottom right sunspot, investigate yellow spots, start growing those two nearby buds of kelpHopefully those are eggs and the crab will attack the (then shielded by kelp) Druid and the rest of us get oppurtunity to attack.>Silk should aim to shoot up its mouth, or to blind itThat's a guaranteed weak part.>Kuni assist Druid, Bull goes behind crab and climb on its back and sever its eyes (starting with the one without the arrow in it)What exactly does Druid mean by he can recover quickly in sunspots? Will that mean charges of healing? Can blessings stack?Does the crab only have 6 arms+legs, or is that artistic choice?
>>5253805Or instead of severing the eyes, if this is easier:>have Bull take a bite out of its eyesHe can spit it out if it tastes bad
>>5253805Just like how I entirely asspulled Kuni being blind and her whole Blind Maiden plotline because I drew her really badly, the crab will canonically only have six limbs because I was lazy to draw two more.
Augh, fuck. Had a real long day, and just not feeling it today. Will update tomorrow, promise.
>>5255949It's ok QM. Take your time and rest.
>>5253485>>5253488>>5253685The two are unable to attack this time, but manage to lead it to the left. It finishes the rave-like dance, and immediately, the crabs in the area leap into a frenzy! Bull has experienced their little claws before, and he's at least picked up on a bit of resistance to it. But you and Kuni are quickly pinched by the savage little beasts. It's impossible to focus when they're all over you like that. The Druid, it seems, has cerata that cover his entire back, so he doesn't suffer from their pinching claws either."I can do it now!" the Druid says.The crab returns to its prior attack patterns for now.Siloë- 9/10 hp, 3/5 Cerata Arrows [Stunned!]Kuni- 8/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 18%] [Nature's Blessing] [Stunned!]Bull- 7/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 5/7Slugsquisher: 26/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]>Write-InThanks for being so patient, fellas.
>>5257060>Tell the Druid to grow the kelp around the slugsquisher leg>Order Bull to climb on its back and try to hit one his eye
>>5257060>Druid tangle kelp around the crab>Bull try to get the crabs attention and draw it's attack so it doesn't hit the stunned Kuni>Kuni eat the crabs>Us eat the crabss
>>5257064>>5257083>Druid tangle kelp around the crab>Bull try to get the crabs attention and draw it's attack so it doesn't hit the stunned Kuni>Kuni eat the crabs>Us eat the crabssThe Druid grows out the kelp, and it wraps around the Slugsquisher's leg in an instant. It's rooted to the spot, and is unable to move, allowing you guys to get further away from it if needed.Bull stands there to tank the strikes, making sure it doesn't attack the stunned Kuni."GAH!"Bam. Bam. Bull- 4/10 [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 1/10 [Nature's Blessing][Nature's Blessing!]Bull- 4/10"This thing hits hard!"You and Kuni are kept in place, and start trying to fight off the crabs by eating them. You get rid of them rather fast, and are able to move once more.Siloë- 9/10 hp, 3/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 8/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 24%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 4/10 The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 5/7Slugsquisher: 25/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]No special pattern for now.>Write-In
>>5257138>Switch tanking slug to Kuni>Druid bless on Bull>Siloë Leon Urinor Gavroch keeps firing>Kuni and bull go attack in close-quarter
>>5257138>Kuni and Bull dodge attacks >Druid bless bull>Fire another arrow at it's eye
>>5257138is crab blind now?will getting druid to sunspot allow him to recharge blessings? if so, get him to bottom right sunspot>bless bull again>hit bull gently so he goes to 3hp and the blessing activates, then bless him again>Silk gets closer and both melees while Kuni distracts/tanks crab, and shoot cerata arrow up its mouth
>>5253805>>5257157>What exactly does Druid mean by he can recover quickly in sunspots? Will that mean charges of healing? Can blessings stack?>Does the crab only have 6 arms+legs, or is that artistic choice?Oh crab. I forgot to answer these when I got back.Blessings don't stack, nope. And he has health regen when in them. It's also not blinded yet, nope. Got a Monster Hunter style part break chart for it.
>>5257141Can her "tanking" be dodging? If so +1.
since druid has regen in sunspots, we play slightly less conservative with him. should put him in the front for a bit until he reaches 6/10, then he should retreat to sunspot to heal.
>>5257141>Switch tanking slug to Kuni>Druid bless on Bull>Siloë Leon Urinor Gavroch keeps firing>Kuni and bull go attack in close-quarter>"Bull, back off. Kuni, get its attention!""Happy to, boss...""Alright!" The two swap positions. The Druid picks up on your signal fast, and places a blessing on Bull. The creature has two attacks it can dish out, and Kuni is now attempting to occupy both. She dodges the first one with ease, entirely avoiding the 3 damage. But she receives a glancing blow from the second. You take advantage of it and blast the crab in the eye!This time, the arrow draws blood. Blue fluid begins leaking into the water, and it recoils for a moment.Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 6/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 30%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 4/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 4/7Slugsquisher: 19/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]Pattern: The Slugsquisher rears up with both claws.It's looking pretty good. However, your stock of arrows is running low, and with it, the ability to lay out huge bursts of damage. At least everyone is in decent shape still.>Write-In
>>5258007>Everybody dodge right now>Then Druid goes tanking a bit>We keep the arrow fire, while everybody goes bash
>>5258007>Everyone retreat far back, it can't move>Fire another arrow at it's other eye
>>5258007>Druid grows seaweed to also wrap around one claw>Bull climbs on the crab's top and targets the eyesNot sure if this is common knowledge or not. but crabs can't reach their top back, so that's a fairly safe spot. At most it will be able to touch its own eyes.Say, can we have druid just tangle it up completely and leave it to starve? I don't want the crab to get away because the carapace can be used to make weapons.
>>5258437>>Druid grows seaweed to also wrap around one claw>>Bull climbs on the crab's top and targets the eyes>Not sure if this is common knowledge or not. but crabs can't reach their top back, so that's a fairly safe spot. At most it will be able to touch its own eyes.>Say, can we have druid just tangle it up completely and leave it to starve? I don't want the crab to get away because the carapace can be used to make weapons.+1
>>5258437>>5258501>>5258601>>5259317>>Druid grows seaweed to also wrap around one claw>Bull climbs on the crab's top and targets the eyes>Not sure if this is common knowledge or not. but crabs can't reach their top back, so that's a fairly safe spot. At most it will be able to touch its own eyes.>Say, can we have druid just tangle it up completely and leave it to starve? I don't want the crab to get away because the carapace can be used to make weapons.You order the Druid to wrap the seaweed around it. However, the plant already looks strained to the limit. The crab has been struggling against it for two rounds already, after all. He tries to keep growing it, but the crab breaks free right at that moment. Seems like you can't exploit each bud infinitely.Kuni's precognition allows her to dodge the AOE, same as before, at the cost of attacking. Slugsquisher slams down. Bull, who was trying to get around it, takes the brunt of the attack like before."ARGH! Boss, that was too close!"Bull- 1/10 [Nature's Blessing][Nature's Blessing!]Bull- 4/10He manages to get onto its back, however, by crawling behind it and clambering up. Hopefully he's safe up there. Kuni suddenly freezes up, not moving as the crab raises its limbs to crush her. You yell for her to get a move on, but she seems to be in some kind of trance."I... I see it! We can kill this thing! Not just beat it, but kill it. There's... Threads and bubbles floating in the dark. They're coming together really slowly..."Siloë- 9/10 hp, 3/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 5/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 38%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 4/10The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 4/7Slugsquisher: 18/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]You're already taking quite a while to battle this thing. As Kuni says, she has... Some kind of way to put it down for good? But you're uncertain of what this possibility actually is, or how long it'll take. It's up to you to decide whether you want to commit to fighting, until Kuni can figure this out, or settle for trying to beat it back like the Druid intended. >Write-In (Choose a general, vague plan of action, rather than specific moves/manouevres. Though, feel free to include those too.))
>>5259534Keep luring it to the weeds, restrain a claw and keep attacking that side until it looks like it's about to break free, rinse and repeat
>>5259534>Kuni lure it to the weed near the bottom right>Bull bash at it's eyes>Move to the bottom left Druid and Siloe>Fire another arrow at the crab's eye
>>5259534>Follow Kuni's plan>Keeps arrows for now, we might need them for Kuni's plan>Go more defensive while she figures it out while we keep our health point ressources. : bait crabs to spots to optimize druid's efficiency
>>5259554+1, but Druid lures it instead of Kuni, since he can take a hit and heal. Bless Bull again just in case
Staring at the picture I think I figured out what Kuni's talking about. There's a yellow shadow at the top of the picture that wasn't there before. So I don't we need to hold out too long.
>QM is ded after simulating 10 skipped turns vs CrabBoss
>>5259554>>5260024>>5260123Seems like you'll be following her plan of dragging this out. The next few moments of battling are tense. You manage to score another strike with your arrows, drawing blood from the crab's other eye. It's now completely blinded, and is thrashing around with reckless abandon. It's easier to avoid its attacks now, as it can't see you, and the constant damage its been doing is decreased by a lot. Kuni lures it to the bottom weed, while you and the Druid hang back. Bull bravely pummels its eyes, hanging over the edge to do so. Seems like it does extra, and the crab can't actually do any harm to him. It hits Kuni once for reduced damage, but her blessing activates and heals her. You get the Druid to put one on Bull as well."Boss! How many more arrows you got?! We need a bit of help. Once they're out, it's gonna go way too slow."The battle quickly continues for another phase. Kuni dodges one, receives a strike, and returns a blow. Bull goes for the eyes.Bubbles froth out from the mouth of the beast. It hasn't landed a good clean blow in quite a while, it's fighting an enemy it can't hit, and it has something on its back. You get the feeling it's about to throw a tantrum, or do something even more dangerous...Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 4/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 44%]Bull- 4/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 3/7Slugsquisher: 9/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]Pattern: The Slugsquisher is looking frustrated. >Write-In
>>5260677>Kuni, lure the Crab to the right a little bit more so that it's on the seaweed stem. Don't attempt to attack, stay as far away as you can from it while luring it.>Druid, tie Bull firmly on the crabs back using the seaweed>Bull, hold on for dear life>Siloe, fire another arrow at it
>>5260677>Druid, bless Kuni and go frontline for a bit>Kuni, lure the Crab to the right a little bit more so that it's on the seaweed stem. Don't attempt to attack, stay as far away as you can from it while luring it.>Kuni, lure the Crab to the right a little bit more so that it's on the seaweed stem. Don't attempt to attack, stay as far away as you can from it while luring it.>Kuni, lure the Crab to the right a little bit more so that it's on the seaweed stem. Don't attempt to attack, stay as far away as you can from it while luring it.>Bull, hold on for dear lifeHe's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.>Ask Kuni if shooting an Arrow now will mess The Plan
>>5260685+1>>5260692+1 but>Ask Kuni if shooting an Arrow now will mess The Plan; If it does, don't shoot arrow, If it doesn't, shoot arrow
>>5260685>Kuni, lure the Crab to the right a little bit more so that it's on the seaweed stem. Don't attempt to attack, stay as far away as you can from it while luring it.>Druid, tie Bull firmly on the crabs back using the seaweed>Bull, hold on for dear lifeShe does as told, amidst the strikes. The Druid spends his turn tying Bull to the crab's back. He's unable to attack as well it in this state, but he's well secured.Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 3/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 50%]Bull- 4/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 10/10, Nature's Blessing 3/7Slugsquisher: 9/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]>Siloe, fire another arrow at it>Ask Kuni if shooting an Arrow now will mess The Plan; If it does, don't shoot arrow, If it doesn't, shoot arrowYou prepare to fire an arrow at it. As your Cerata constrict, readying themselves to fire out, you pose a question to Kuni. Will this fuck it up? To help her prediction, you have every intention of firing it in the next second."Wha- OH! NO! NONONO! SILOE, DON'T SHOOT!" The panic dissolves once you stop, and she visibly relaxes. You quickly ask her what got her so worked up."It's mad, and it's not getting anywhere. I saw it run back into the pit... With Bull trapped on it.">Druid, bless Kuni and go frontline for a bitFuck, that would have been bad. There would have been no way to retrieve him if that happened. Fortunately, the Druid rushes forward to grab its attention, and then blesses her. It lands two strikes on the magic slug, causing him to grunt in pain. But at least its aggro is on him now. Good choice, at least.Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 6/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 56%]Bull- 4/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 8/10, Nature's Blessing 2/7Slugsquisher: 7/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]You've solved that immediate crisis, seen all the moves it does, and know how to deal with this thing. It's risky to keep going for too long, but you think you might be able to squeeze out a proper victory...>Commit fully to Kuni's plan. Stay as long as it's needed for her to use her skill and see the path to killing it. However, things may go wrong.>Beat it back into the abyss. You can't kill it, but you can easily repel it at this juncture, for the future.
>>5261969>Commit fully to Kuni's plan. Stay as long as it's needed for her to use her skill and see the path to killing it. However, things may go wrong.
>>5261969>>Commit fully to Kuni's plan. Stay as long as it's needed for her to use her skill and see the path to killing it. However, things may go wrong.As stated, Bull is a sacrifice I'm willing to make.>Stall a bit. Go full defense for now, ask Druid to use sunspots to regen.Maybe we need to roll?
>>5261972>>5261973>>5262003The battle continues. You trust in Kuni's precognition, and continue to get its attention while keeping it on its toes. Shooting it any more with the arrows will likely drive it off, so you're forced to let it hit you.Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 6/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 56%]Bull- 4/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 6/10, Nature's Blessing 2/7Slugsquisher: 5/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]Everyone takes a bit of damage in the action, as the crab rampages. It starts raising its claws again, and the group backs off. Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 6/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 56%]Bull- 4/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 4/10, Nature's Blessing 2/7Slugsquisher: 4/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]...
At some point, the vines snap. You keep battling. All four of you are engrossed in keeping it here as long as you can. The Druid, in particular, seems excited at the prospect of taking down this creature for good and defending his grove.Tragedy strikes when it summons its crablings to attack. They pinch Bull and manage to dislodge him from its back, allowing the Slugsquisher to seize him and smash him against the ground. Siloë- 9/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 4/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 62%]Bull- 1/10 [Nature's Blessing]The Druid- 6/10, Nature's Blessing 2/7Slugsquisher: 4/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]The Druid rams it right between the face, receiving a bite from its mandibles as a result. Kuni lets you know that it's close. Bull is in bad shape, but you tell the Druid to focus his efforts on keeping Kuni alive. She needs to be able to use the skill.Siloë- 7/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 3/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 80%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 4/10 The Druid- 4/10, Nature's Blessing 1/7Slugsquisher: 3/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]Kuni- 6/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 80%]
Siloë- 7/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 4/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 86%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 2/10The Druid- 5/10, Nature's Blessing 0/7Slugsquisher: 3/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]Bull yells out for help."Boss, come on! Druid, put a damn heal on me! I can't hang in there!"But you don't relent. If Kuni falls, it was all for nothing. Bull had the poor fortune of being the most expendable. Well, not so much fortune. He didn't get a mote, and you aren't particularly attached to him, even after your little talk. And so, you let him hang in there on his own. Kuni seems a bit worried, and the Druid is apathetic."Don't do it! Come on! I need to recover! I feel my insides about to burst out. Boss! BOSS!"The Druid looks to you for confirmation, and you jerk your antennae in Kuni's direction. She needs it more. The Slugsquisher flies into a frenzy, swinging out at all of you. Siloë- 5/10 hp, 2/5 Cerata ArrowsKuni- 2/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 92%] [Nature's Blessing]Bull- 0/10The Druid- 3/10, Nature's Blessing 0/7Slugsquisher: 3/35 [25/25 ARMOUR]BULL HAS DIED.Kuni- 5/10 hp, [Confluence of Fate 92%] Kuni turns away from the sight. It was a necessary sacrifice. And you're choosing to keep her alive, so she can't complain. It seems like she warmed up to the purple slug, at least. The Slugsquisher screeches in victory as Bull keels over again. Now as the sole tank, Kuni takes the last few hits, barely managing to avoid them despite her precognition...Kuni- 3/10 hp[Confluence of Fate 98%]Kuni- 1/10 hp[MIRACLE READY]>Activate?((Going to bed, sorry to leave it hanging))
>>5262058>Activate?RIP. We're a psycho, man.
>>5262063>>5262067>YesAs the crab screeches, Kuni echoes it with a warble of her own. As it turns out, only one of them is screaming in triumph, for a mere moment later, destiny aligns. The object that had been slowly coming closer finally makes impact, smashing the creature beneath it and shattering its shell as easily as rotting kelp. The shockwave blows all of you away, and you roll across the sand.Holy fuck.
>>5262073The object that Kuni summoned opens up, and something exits.>Write-In
>>5262074It's the Chrysomallon squamiferum!>Say Hi to it>Ask Druid and Kuni how they're feeling
>>5262077+1May Bull rest in peace. We should take care of his other members at least. I think he'd be content if his sacrifice meant that his buddies would be able to live their days in peace.
>>5262074>Hi, can you bring our buddy back from the dead?Long shot but no harm in asking
>Sociopath mode engage>The creature coming from the great outer space is able to squish slugsquisher. I haven't seen such a slug, clad in hard rocks and crystals. This must be a great technological warrior; let's recruit himBull was expendable. Group made of Kuni, snailDude, Druid and us would be awesome
>>5262232+1Is this the casual sociopathic detachments generals had for their armies? Huh
Will be taking a break for a day or two, and then coming back to finish up for now. Thread 1 is almost at a decent stopping point. I need to charge up my Slug Autism too.
>>5263203Good rest for a good quest.Don't you dare bail on us
>>5263203I expect a big deep voiced sexy Spanish Dancer slug OP or I will riot, they are 16 inches on average and you can make her/it a sultry accented behemoth In reality take your time, this quest is super fun so far
>>5263519Back!>>5263711Will put that on the list for sure.>>5262077>>5262113>>5262145>>5262160>>5262232>>5262267>Ask Druid and Kuni how they're feeling"I'm okay... Wow, that skill is a lot stronger than I expected." "... I cannot believe you killed it. The Grove will be menaced no more."The three of you congregate to look at this strange slug. They have some kind of reflective rock wrapped around them, and you can see their face behind a big bubble.>Say Hi to it>"Hi.""My word! You speak!" Kuni moves a bit closer."Who even are you?" The strange slug slowly descends from the ramp. His antennae seem transfixed on the three of you, perking up with rapt attention."The natives speak... Marvellous, to find life the moment I land. I am Captain Cornu! Pleasure to make your acquaintance.">Hi, can you bring our buddy back from the dead?"Ah?"Captain Cornu looks around, finally noticing the carnage. He looks down at the creature that his hollow rock crushed, watching as the blue blood billows into the water. He notices Bull as well."I'm afraid I can't. I have no such technology aboard my little pod. I didn't expect to find anybody at all, and am ill-equipped." You turn towards Kuni and The Druid.>The creature coming from the great outer space is able to squish slugsquisher. I haven't seen such a slug, clad in hard rocks and crystals. This must be a great technological warrior; let's recruit himThe Druid nods in agreement, and leans in to whisper to you."Indeed. It seems fate has brought him here to us. Though, do not so easily trust entities who come from beyond... They aren't always what they seem." Turning back to Cornu, you slither forward to introduce yourself as Siloë Limmy Urinor Gabroch, and invite him to come along with you for now."Ah... I would most welcome that. I'm stranded here in the Ocean, and my pod is a poor shelter in the long run. I'd greatly appreciate being led to somewhere I could stay. And of course, I absolutely MUST learn more about you natives!" >Write-In
>>5265213>Ask him if he know anything about motes of awareness and consciousness, do they come from the same above world as him?>Bury Bull's corpse, maybe you could somehow resurrect him later and at worst preventing his body to be eaten is probably more respectful
>>5265213>Kuni, would you be ok to turn your sponge into a basecamp?>Cornu, we will introduce you to what we call Ferals there. You are lucky meeting us peacefull lot first, ocean is an home full of various dangers and ill-faith individuals.
>>5265225>Ask him if he know anything about motes of awareness and consciousness, do they come from the same above world as him?You ask the strange alien about motes."These 'Motes', could you describe them?" After you do so, the slug tilts his head to the side."Can't say that I do. You say these motes were what gave you sentience? So you alie- apologies, natives aren't conscious without them?>Kuni, would you be ok to turn your sponge into a basecamp?>Cornu, we will introduce you to what we call Ferals there. You are lucky meeting us peacefull lot first, ocean is an home full of various dangers and ill-faith individuals.Yep, you say. You tell Captain Cornu about the Ferals, and how they're kinda dickheads and retards. Good thing he ran into friendly Sea Slugs immediately! You sense that he'd like to find out all about you, and share more about himself, but standing in the middle of an impact crater is a bad idea, so you ask if Kuni would be willing to share her sponge for now."For you? Of course. You've more than earned the right, after helping me this far... And thanks for directing the healing my way." >>Bury Bull's corpse, maybe you could somehow resurrect him later and at worst preventing his body to be eaten is probably more respectfulBut before you all head back and start talking, you need to bury Bull! You begin digging, and Kuni joins you. She stares at the body, with a somewhat guilty expression. The Druid doesn't help, but he seems to approve of giving it back to the grove."Siloë. A word?"You slither over to the Druid, who looks around the Grove. It's utter chaos, with upturned soil, ripped buds, and bodies all over the place. "I thank you. Truly. I never expected that you and your team would be able to end the menace for good. I do not regret giving you that mote, in the end. A trifling matter, in exchange for defeating the Slugsquisher. Squish slugs, it will no longer do."He moves into a sunspot to start recovering. Cornu watches in amazement as his wounds heal before your very eyes."This is where we part ways, then. I shall open the grove up for you. Do not worry about cleaning up. Soon, it will be restored to its prior state.Ah, yeah. He wasn't part of your party like Kuni, was he? Now that your job is done, he wishes to go back to his old life. You're unsure of whether you want to let him part ways, and it seems unlikely that he would abandon his grove and go adventuring with you, now that he's the only one in it. His skills are useful though...>Say goodbye to him for now, finish up here, and return to the sponge.>Attempt to convince him to stick around (Include any sort of argument you'd make)
>>5265927>Say goodbye to him for now, finish up here, and return to the sponge.I don't want a plant fucker in our party.
>>5266083Retard, that Plantfucker is why we and the vegetable are alive right now
>>5266083>Say goodbye to him for now, finish up here, and return to the sponge.Welp, this is goodbye then. You can always come back to visit, he says, once he's restored his security. Considering the fact that you killed all his underlings, you two are still on pretty good terms! Killing a giant crab together tends to do that.((I've also realised I forgot to give XP, but I'll do that and the skills upon the next rest))And so, the three of you move back towards the Sponge, in order to get The Captain settled in. He closes up the metal orb he came in, without even touching it. Amazing! It takes a while to get there, and you give Ol' Salty a nod as you pass by. Cornu marvels at the sight of the giant shell, but doesn't linger. Eventually, you reach the Sponge, and see Bull's feral brothers grazing on it. They're no wiser to his death. And right in front of them is... HEY! The two Ruffians are right there, caught in the middle of mounting an attack."Oh shit, bub.""Hey! That's the dickhead from before, bub! Crap!"And they have YOUR babe! You recall what Bull said about being able to control his own kind after eating a mote. These two assholes have dragged the Teal babe into their stupid little gang!>Write-In
>>5266805>What are you guys doing here?>Leave, before we fight.I hate you guys for voting against recruiting a healer in the party while i was away
>>5266826>>5266870>>5266961>What are you guys doing here?>Leave, before we fight."Damn it! Ugh... Yeah, well we got a new member! How's that, bub? Three of us, three of...""Can it! This dumb bitch isn't enough to turn the tables. Plus, they have six. Where's that damn purple...? Nevermind. See you around, bub."They turn to leave towards parts unknown, with your feral Babe in tow. If you want to do anything about it, you have a window of time in which to act. But otherwise, you can return your attention to your teammates. "Well! Who might these two be? They look quite a bit like your purple friend over yonder." says Captain Cornu. He wiggles towards the two ferals and tries to introduce himself, only to be ignored. You can't help but feel entertained by this. Finally, you're not the one that this is happening to."Captain Cornu, those are, uh, the ferals we told you about." Kuni interjects."Indeed? Well, I just took them for men of few words. You natives are certainly unique. All sorts of different coloration between species..."He relaxes on the sponge and starts to get settled in. You feel like this is a good time to start fielding specific questions, if you have nothing else you'd like to do first. He'll most likely be giving you answers as well, in a lengthy wall of exposition!>Write-In
>>5268424>Take a rest to restore (and XP) after the boss fight>Ask him where does he comes from, where does he go>Ask him what his abilities are>Abandon Babe. Kuni is good enough as a babe, plus OG Babe will become a bub spamming retard. We can find better.
>>5268424>rest>kill tealsthey're just going to keep coming after this sponge, unless we stay and fight them off. but we don't want to stay, do we? we want to get more motes.
>>5268511I think it would be a better idea to hear the dude, ask him about his abilities, if he would aid us in battle, and what's his purpose of learning about life here, plus what is life from where he comes, maybe we learn something useful
>>5269274+1Don’t hurt the babe tho!!!
>>5268511>>5268518>>5269308>Abandon Babe. Kuni is good enough as a babe, plus OG Babe will become a bub spamming retard. We can find better.After having your efforts spurned several times, you've realised that you'd much rather have the company of someone who speaks, like Kuni and the Druid. You decide to let things run their course. If these two try and come back, you'll take them out for good. They really just have it coming at this point, the speech-impeded fucktards.>Take a rest to restore (and XP) after the boss fight>Ask him where does he comes from, where does he go>Ask him what his abilities are>What's his purpose of learning about life here, plus what is life from where he comesYou decide to settle down and have a chat with Captain Cornu. The first thing you ask him is where he's from."Ah. Well... This might be an odd question, but you're aware that you're in an Ocean, am I right?">"Yeah, of course." "Well. What do you know of the world outside it?""What do you mean?">"Outside the Ocean? What's there?" "Yes, that's about what I expected. Above the surface of the water is something called 'air', which you can't breathe. I come from the surface, where it's filled with air. That's why I wear this suit, see?"You look a bit closer. Come to think of it, that strange bubble around his face has been there the whole time! It's not a bubble after all. You reach out to smack it, finding that it's some kind of transparent rock or crystal. Cornu doesn't say anything about you just flopping your antennae in his face, and carries on without skipping a beat."I was in a larger vessel with my fellow Snails. But something happened to our ship, that sent it crashing towards the ocean. It was... Unfortunate, and I don't know how many of my comrades are still alive. But I managed to get into an escape pod and was sent down here. My course correction was malfunctioning, so I just followed my instincts... And ended up right on top of your big sea monster!"Kuni squirms on the spot, looking visibly perturbed. You can pretty much follow the same train of thought as her. What if this was her fault in the first place? Her skill was to see some sort of future. Would Cornu have landed on that same spot, if she didn't influence destiny with that skill? Would it have happened anyway? Either way, it's quite a lot of power for a single sea slug to have. These skills are kinda wacky. "Well... My goal is to head to the highest point possible, and see if my transponder can signal another ship or activate its distress beacon. I'm too deep underwater to get a connection now.">Ask him what his abilities are"Ah. Well... My suit has solar charging, and some rudimentary weapons built in. But apart from that, I don't have anything I'd consider an 'ability'. What are you referring to?"In response, you blast an arrow into the sand."My word!" >"So, what's life like where you come from?"
>>5269496"Surprisingly, my people are rather similar to yours. Not as colourful, but I already see several similarities! We have large shells on our backs that we can retreat into, however! I can't do it while in this suit, but we have a natural protective carapace.""Wow, wish we had something like that.">"Seems like we have the benefit of Skills, though." He goes on about the surface for a little bit more, telling you about various animals. Giant monsters named 'birds', massive creatures who have segmented bodies like Slugsquisher, and all sorts of delicious plant flavours. As you rest, the XP from the fight finally flows in. GREAT ENEMY DEFEATED!+25 XPSiloe: (25)>Volley (15)>Silent Shot (15)>Quiver II (25)Kuni: (25)>Precognition (20)>Senseshare (15)>Illusion (15)Looks like you can pick more powers.
>>5269504>Quiver II (25)>Illusion (15)
>>5269504>Quiver II (25)>Senseshare (15)Having limited arrows is the main limit of our skill and Senseshare probably means that Kuni can make someone else dodge attacks.
>>5269504>Quiver II> Illusionthink about the shenanigans, bros
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>5269518>>5269520>>5269529>>5269737
>>5269520>>5269737Siloe:>Quiver II upgrade selected!>Cerata Arrows: 6/6Kuni:>Senseshare upgrade selected!>New Ability- SenseshareYou pick your new abilities, and direct the blind slug towards choosing hers as well. And then you relax. For the first time since you consumed a mote, you have no obligations. It's relaxing! You have Kuni with you, who's become a pretty decent friend, and you have this strange alien from the 'surface', who's an absolute enigma at the moment. You're also rid of Bull, who was the whole reason you were forced to go on this quest in the first place. Though, if he hadn't been there, you're sure that you and Kuni wouldn't have been able to make it all the way. >>5239836Speaking of which, you recall the promise of a reward from Kuni back then. You remind her of it midway through a conversation with Cornu about everything you've done so far. "Ah? You wanted me to chew on you, I recall. Well, I suppose it wouldn't do THAT much harm, though I'm still confused as to why. But... You haven't quite made good on the promise yet, have you?">"What? What do you mean?"She motions to the two freeloaders who are on the sponge."With Bull dead, we can't really drive them off, because they'll just keep coming back automatically. But they're crowding the area, and any Purple slug who comes by can just take control of them again and attack us. I still want them gone. It's true that they need the sponge to eat from, but that's no excuse for barging into my home and demanding they be allowed to stay. I've been here far longer." Fucking damn it. So much for no obligations."I also don't want them dead, though... He gave his life fighting with us. I think we at least owe it to him to not kill his brothers."Maybe you should have hung back a bit and let those Teals kill them after all. Kuni probably wouldn't have felt bad shooting THOSE assholes. You're perfectly willing to just take them out back and execute them, but your party member is being a bleeding-heart pansy. Now what? >Write-In
>>5270095It means we need more motes, or some way to give them sentience so they can screw off.But first kill off the teals so they don't attack while we're away.
>>5270095>Write in>I don't have the heart driving them out for now... Maybe Cornu have a technological device allowing to duplicate the sponge? Then we can corral them to a new place [Sociopathic Cameleon]>Speaking of which, let's ask Old Salty about surrounding, he might know about some higher place to help our snailbro
Goddamn. My computer is crashing like crazy and making it really annoying to write the update. Made the mistake of doing it on 4chan itself instead of a text file, so I’ve lost my progress twice now. Will be a bit late with the update. We’re reaching a good stopping point though.
>>5270252>>5271081>>5272014>I don't have the heart driving them out for now... Maybe Cornu have a technological device allowing to duplicate the sponge? Then we can corral them to a new place [Sociopathic Cameleon]Damn. Yeah... It sure would be a shame if those violet retards died a viole(n)t death. That's the sentiment you express to Kuni, at least. But perhaps Captain Cornu has something that could help out?"A sponge duplicator? I'm afraid I have no such thing, my boy. I do believe I could analyse this sponge and find out how exactly it reproduces, but I'm afraid I'm short on resources at the moment. My landing pod had only the bare essentials, and I'm equipped with just this solar powered suit." Well, that's out of the way. The only solution seems to be getting them a mote, or finding some other purple to tard wrangle them. You're completely fine with killing them, but you want to keep that fact from your allies for now. >Speaking of which, let's ask Old Salty about surrounding, he might know about some higher place to help our snailbro>"Let's go visit Ol' Salty""Who might that be?"=====A few moments later, you're standing in front of the giant shell. Captain Cornu stares at him in awe, completely flummoxed by the fact that it speaks the same language. "By my shell! This is phenomenal!" "Oh... What an odd little snail..." You tell the scallop all about your little adventure with Slugsquisher, and then ask him for aid regarding getting to a high place. While you're at it, you ask for any more spots where you might get motes, to rid yourself of the two purples peacefully. "Oh... There's two places you can go. Down, and up. Perhaps you'll find more motes in the ROCK POOLS. If you're living on the sponge over there, you should have seen the entrance. But be warned... It leads to THE ABYSS if you go too far. And as for a high place? Well, you want to go past the SANDCASTLE and keep climbing until you reach the PELAGIC PINNACLE. That's straight West as well."
>>5272048>Ok Cornu, hear me out.>I know it's important for you to contact your kin... But don't you wanna see what's the Abyss thing is about? Such a Journey will be marvelous a marvelous tale to tell once back.
>>5272053>>5272159>Ok Cornu, hear me out.>I know it's important for you to contact your kin... But don't you wanna see what's the Abyss thing is about? Such a Journey will be marvelous a marvelous tale to tell once back."Well, I do suppose a quick detour wouldn't hurt... If you intend to delve all the way down into the depths of the sea, I'm afraid I can't stay with you. It's integral that I at least establish a connection and not delay my rescue, for they don't even know that anyone has survived at the moment. But perhaps I'll come along for half of the journey, to see what it's about? It sounds like a real adventure indeed!" >Where to now?
>>5272538Let's search for Rock pools... Down from Kuni's sponge
>>5272543>>5272546>>5272602>>5272771The three of you head back to Kuni's sponge. There's no sign of other slugs for now, so you expect to be able to just head down there without issue. However, you're promptly stopped by some sort of creature getting in your way. You've seen this thing around, but never really expected anything strange out of it. It has five tentacles that are lined with strange spikes, and a central body. The creature pulls itself onto a rock and blocks your path."... What business do you have in the pools?"
>>5273322You tell the strange being that you're in search of motes. It goes quiet for a while, before a low rumble comes from its chest. It sounds almost like a laugh."I see. Just like the others." >"Others?""Three of them just went by. Be warned, Sea Slug. Those who delve too deep into the Abyss never return, or experience a fate worse than death. Tread lightly, the ocean holds more secrets than you can imagine." >Write-In
>>5273324>What are you?>What direction did they go in>FollowThose blue things will be more of a pain if they get more motes. We steal it from them if they find one.
>>5273326+1and>got any more advice for us?
>>5273912+1>How do we know it's "too far"?
>>5273326>>5273398>>5273912>>5274389>>5275010>What are you?"My name is Brutal Star. I suppose I'm... A warden, who ensures the abyss doesn't leak out.">What direction did they go in?"Straight South. The mouth of the ROCK POOLS is a straight line, that branches off several areas down. Beyond that are the depths. But for now... You ought to find urchins and anemones among the rocks, maybe a few slugs of the deep.">Any more advice for us?"In search of motes, hmm? My duty forbids me from divulging too much. I will say, there ARE motes. But you'll find little that will help you in the pools. I would ask that you turn back, but it is not my job to prevent things from going in. Only certain things from coming out." >How do we know it's 'Too far'?"You'll know."Well, that's cryptic. Brutal Star shuffles aside to let you pass. You had him pegged as some slow shell-like thing, like Ol' Salty. But he's pretty fast with those five limbs. You catch sight of tube-feet beneath his body, as he sidles up onto a rock and allows you three to go past. With a swift nod to Kuni and Captain Cornu, you make your way into the next area.===="Heheh! It's over, bub!""Yeah! With this, we'll have a third member, bub!""It's red too. Think that'll do anything special? We gotta GET that spike-shooting shithead, bub.""Maybe, maybe... Guess we won't find out till she eats it, bub."You slither through the long passage that separates the SANDY BASIN from the ROCK POOLS. The first area you see is craggy and rough, with stone instead of sand. It's rather bare, and the walls loom over you, cutting off sunlight considerably. Several insanely spiky creatures are milling about, and there are red organisms rooted to the ground. Their fronds drift about softly, opening and closing like great maws. The three teals are there, including the former babe. They don't seem to have noticed you yet. However, it seems they've found a m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛o̵̭͑f̸̛̖ just like you did, and are about to awaken their third member.It's dark. Cold. Something about this place is wrong. It feels like it's rejecting slugkind. You squirm on the spot, looking uncomfortable. Kuni and Cornu seem completely fine.
>Write-InI'll be finishing the first thread shortly. Unsure when I'll make the next part, but here's the mini-arc that we'll be stopping at. Thanks for sticking along so far, it's been fun drawing little slug dudes and seeing the personality you guys have guided Siloe towards.
>>5275955>Write in>Full aggression on the sentient slugs. Then, give the mote to the babe and put it into party>Sociopathic mode engaged>Convince other team mates this is necessary as the blue ones are evil and will force Babe doing bad stuff
>>5275954>Order Cornu and Kuni to attack anyone approaching the mote>Hit the closest teal slug with your arrows
>>5275955>Order Cornu and Kuni to attack anyone approaching the mote>Hit the closest teal slug with your arrows
>>5275961+1I love babes
>>5275961>>5276518>>5276669Locking in, drawing and writing.
>Full aggression on the sentient slugs. Then, give the mote to the babe and put it into party>Sociopathic mode engaged>Convince other team mates this is necessary as the blue ones are evil and will force Babe doing bad stuffYeah, fuck these guys. They're still plotting to get the sponge, and even though you've left the Babe behind, it's not like you want to deal with the problem of them getting a new ally, who might even have a skill from some special mote. Can't they just leave you all the fuck alone?You quickly exchange words with Cornu. Kuni backs you up, as she's completely willing to defeat these two while preserving the last slug. The Captain agrees, though you sense he's a bit hesitant to delve into the politics of the natives. You blast one with an arrow before it can react, causing the whole group to turn towards you.
"AUGH! You- No! Fuck off, bub!""You'll regret this! Take THIS! And THAT! WHA!"It's not even worth getting into. Unlike your previous battles, there's no need for strategy or a turn-by-turn breakdown. It's so easy that you demolish them in moments, filling their bodies with cerata arrows while Kuni distracts them. She finishes one off, and you impale the other. Cornu seems impressed at the sight. You all make sure not to aggro the babe, leaving her unharmed and free to eat the mote. And indeed, as soon as the two die, she reverts to normal behaviour.
And indeed, her default behaviour is to approach the m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. The m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛. Something is distinctly wrong. This isn't the same colour of mote that you had. That was a Mote of Awareness, and the one that Kuni had was a Mote of Consciousness. This is neither. It's something more malignant. Something wrong. It pulses with the same crimson hue as the anemones of the depths, and you feel a sense of foreboding as the Teal Slug chows down.
As she integrates the m̷̞̕o̶͍̐t̸̟̑e̶͓͆ ̵̠͛ into her body, the darkness closes in. A chant fills the ocean around you, striking terror into the hearts of you and your allies. Kuni grows silent and begins quivering, visions of an uncertain future piercing her precognitive sight. Black sludge bleeds from the Teal slug's radula, and vicious welts burst from her flesh. The same light emanates from the stationary anemone. Z̵̰͛̀á̷͇͜ ̴̗̏B̷̧̺̐e̸̺̎l̴͔̗͠u̵̫̰̔ ̴̦̚Ḡ̴͉̟ả̵̝r̵͓͉̽ų̵̯̽t̵̞͙͛h̸̳̔̿ ̷̟̍G̵̠̤̿a̶̧͖̓t̵̠͆͘h̸̶͖̘̩̀́͝ͅL̵͉̝̈́ḯ̷͓̈́ų̷̳̀͝n̵̪̖̄̕a̸̫͎͌t̵̳̓h̸̺͘͠ ̸̛̺F̴̧̍̈́o̶̡̮͛̈́r̵̯̼͆è̶̈ĺ̷̙̎l̶̮̾̂i̶̹̬͑̕ ̴̳̼̈́̀B̴̦͉͑ă̴͉͈͆h̴̷̬̟͓̓̐͑͝A̴̫͙͋r̵̈ͅė̴̮̙n̴̠̕ṷ̸́ ̸̺͌Ỳ̷̱á̸z̴̘̑ṯ̸̼̆h̷̪̓͋ ̸̯̳͆̐T̷̩̄̿h̴͎͌ͅu̴͈̇m̸̡͈̃̾-̶̨̤͑̏u̷̹̤͋̔m̵̢̦̃-̶̤̜̊u̷̧͌͊m̴̴̵̡̩̙̠̉̌͝F̶̨̡̊̽å̸͔̇ ̷͈́͐͜S̵͓͆͝ȩ̷̫̐͛e̷̬̽ ̴͉̺̀L̸͉͛ò̴͖͉ ̵̢͋ͅM̸͎͖͑͂ả̷ ̴͔̘̾͊T̵̳́͑h̵͇͆̊ȕ̴̼̠̆m̶̠͊͝-̵̼́u̴̼͘ṃ̶̏-̷̨͐u̸̧̒̀m̶͇It feels like the depths are trying to claim you, and suck you all into itself. You stand your ground, transfixed in place as the change overwhelms the slug. The Urchins attempt to flee, slowly wriggling towards the exit of the pools in desperation. Z̵̰͛̀á̷͇͜ ̴̗̏B̷̧̺̐e̸̺̎l̴͔̗͠u̵̫̰̔ ̴̦̚Ḡ̴͉̟ả̵̝r̵͓͉̽ų̵̯̽t̵̞͙͛h̸̳̔̿ ̷̟̍G̵̠̤̿a̶̧͖̓t̵̠͆͘h̸̶͖̘̩̀́͝ͅL̵͉̝̈́ḯ̷͓̈́ų̷̳̀͝n̵̪̖̄̕a̸̫͎͌t̵̳̓h̸̺͘͠ ̸̛̺F̴̧̍̈́o̶̡̮͛̈́r̵̯̼͆è̶̈ĺ̷̙̎l̶̮̾̂i̶̹̬͑̕ ̴̳̼̈́̀B̴̦͉͑ă̴͉͈͆h̴̷̬̟͓̓̐͑͝A̴̫͙͋r̵̈ͅė̴̮̙n̴̠̕ṷ̸́ ̸̺͌Ỳ̷̱á̸z̴̘̑ṯ̸̼̆h̷̪̓͋ ̸̯̳͆̐T̷̩̄̿h̴͎͌ͅu̴͈̇m̸̡͈̃̾-̶̨̤͑̏u̷̹̤͋̔m̵̢̦̃-̶̤̜̊u̷̧͌͊m̴̴̵̡̩̙̠̉̌͝F̶̨̡̊̽å̸͔̇ ̷͈́͐͜S̵͓͆͝ȩ̷̫̐͛e̷̬̽ ̴͉̺̀L̸͉͛ò̴͖͉ ̵̢͋ͅM̸͎͖͑͂ả̷ ̴͔̘̾͊T̵̳́͑h̵͇͆̊ȕ̴̼̠̆m̶̠͊͝-̵̼́u̴̼͘ṃ̶̏-̷̨͐u̸̧̒̀m̶͇
F̸̙̋a̴̡̕l̴̳͋à̷̡ ̷͍̋M̶͇̎a̷̻̎i̸͇͒r̸̤̃ẗ̷̢h̷͚̐a̶̫͑ ̶̭̕J̷̕͜i̴̜ä̶̸͈̺̏T̵̗͋h̷̞͗u̸̱̓m̸̪̕-̴̈ͅu̴̻̔m̷͓̚-̴̞̿u̶͍̓m̷̷̵̥̭̏̎͜D̴̪͂a̵͔͂g̸͈̀ơ̵̡ń̶̟,̵͕̊ ̴̝͑D̸̯̑a̴̙̎g̸͇͐o̶̞̓ṋ̴͗,̵̞̾ ̶̦̇D̸͕͠a̶͎͘g̴̯̒o̵̠͗n̵̵̵̩̫͍͛̏̃H̵̡̄l̷̟̍ŷ̴̪t̴̹͘h̸͔̓x̷͋͜ ̵͍̋L̸̳̚ä̸̹́ ̸͙͌Y̷̪̊r̵̟̽ġ̸̢ẗ̸̩h̶̳͆ ̷̝͌m̸̡̊á̷̬.̵̹̐.̴̤̒.̶̴̷̧̻̮̂͌̚D̴͈̚ä̴̜́g̷̩̍o̸̢͛ņ̷,̷̧̏ ̵͔͘D̴̠̒a̵̦͑g̵̦͐o̸͜͠ń̶͍,̴͔͌ ̷̎͜D̸̬͆ä̴͚́g̵̞̓ô̵̖ṉ̷̄
=Thread 1: FIN=Thanks for playing, fellas! Its been fun. Not sure when I'll make Thread 2, but I have a lot of stuff planned. Things like what exactly the motes are, and where they're from, other NPCs, other regions, Snails, new allies, etc. I just need to recharge on my Sea Slug enthusiasm, which comes by every so often. Siloe has shaped up to be a fucking psycho, so that should be interesting if we have perspective changes in the future.
>>5237772https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Sea%20Slug%20QuestArchive over here.
>>5277481Thanks for running QM;Please stack up your slug autism fast :)
man, I knew that mote was gonna do something bad. the teal babe's just sacraficial...
>>5277834>Next quest challenge for our sweet resident sluganiser sociopath Siloë : bed Slughulu babe.