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1073931 No. 1073931 ID: 706b74 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Adult content 18+

First thread: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/860238.html
Wiki: https://tgchan.org/wiki/Moot_Point
Previous chapter: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1049539.html
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“Everyone stay close! Last thing we need is someone getting lost.” Casey reaches out for her partners and clasps Kol’s hand.

“Wait, where’s Gabe?” She asks.

Kol looks around, trying to peer through the haze of mana, “He was just here a minute ago.”
No. 1089422 ID: 273c18

Perhaps you can ask your guide?
No. 1089425 ID: c5249f

Surely he didn't go too far in the two panels that you last saw him in, being right before you ran into them.
No. 1089426 ID: 124485

Perhaps this is a test? Perhaps you're all supposed to be separated and taken to individual trials that you must pass and you’ll meet up again later?
No. 1089429 ID: eb0a9c

Tie the tails before you go off in search.

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1089327 No. 1089327 ID: 681cb5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]


These are the voyages of the starship The Shed Scale. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly come where no one has come before!

It’s a small thrust for you… but a huge plunge for Sakkilian kind!

Wiki and previous threads: https://questden.org/wiki/Starlight_Afterglow
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No. 1089352 ID: 124485

You should talk with Tizli about what kind of childhood your child will have in the pod that speeds up their growth and implants memories into their head.

Currently the pod is programed to only instill a Sakkilian style upbringing and culture, but I'm sure Tizli would also want the child to have some of the Raolme's culture instilled into the child as well. It would certainly help so that the child doesn't feel alienated (heh) from their own mother.
No. 1089359 ID: 5ebd37

Yes, can't hog all the parenting to yourself
No. 1089417 ID: 681cb5
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>You should talk with Tizli about what kind of childhood your child will have in the pod that speeds up their growth and implants memories into their head.
Tizli: “Oh, I was actually going to suggest we skip that part.” with a toothy grin, she whispers, “You know, and raise it normally instead?”
Zento: “Normally?” raising an eyebrow, you give her a small smile, “On the ship?”
Tizli: “For now, yes.” She squirms in your embrace for a moment before continuing, “They are our child, and I want to raise it as a child.” as if on command, you can feel the little scoundrel kick against your hand through her swollen belly, “So we need to make a daycare, so someone can take care of them while we work.”
Zento: “A daycare?” thoughts rushes through your head, everything from who would man it to where you would construct it, or if you even can in the first place, “Here?”
Doxy: “Tara, the union leader has requested something similar, sir.” a very high-pitched voice suddenly says, “As well as possibly open up one of the bio hubs for recreational purposes. You know, as a park?”

Somehow, your second in command and mother of your first child, CDR. Doxy ShortSprocket, has snuck into the bridge without either of you noticing. The rather short but rotund Sakkilian gives you her usual earnest smile as she salutes you.

Doxy: “Captain.” her voice is soft, yet professional, “There are several tasks that might require your attention.”
Zento: “Very well…” you give Tizli another rub on her belly, “You may proceed, Commander.”
Doxy: “Let’s see…” Doxy pokes the data slate in front of her a few times, “Ah, here we go…”

“First of, while we have successfully completed two of Vul Wrok requests, there is still third one we haven’t even started considering
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No. 1089423 ID: 5ebd37

Well "concerning" trumps everything else. Meet with them first.

>new recruits
Take a minute to pop in and greet them between other meetings, but you can't spare much time.

>Dr. Vex, Chief Dante, Kelshin pirates
They'll have to write a memo and you'll get back to them when you can.

Unless these leads are time sensitive it will just have to wait. We would need to finish with Vul's colony before we could use the info anyway.

>Cuddles, egg
Try to find the time, but duty comes first.
No. 1089428 ID: 273c18

>Vex found something important
Well considering his missteps before, this should be done first. If you don't take him seriously he could relapse.
>Engineering found something concerning
Try that one next
>pirates are desperate to parley
Then them. If it's something time sensitive from their perspective we'd certainly want to know about it.

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1087613 No. 1087613 ID: 46e818 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Our work is done.
The raider's camp is broken.

Finesse, Tislomer, Ashedel and I traveled again to the villages of the Timore Woodlands, bringing with us the abducted children we recovered from their captivity.

Finesse's old village, Ihnesh-Nayevh, was presentable, but still recovering from the previous chaos. With their stolen children reunited, and the blessings of the Seer reaffirmed in symbol, they pledged themselves without hesitation to our cause.

Still, we chose to give them the time and distance to recover themselves, and I vowed to send an emissary in the coming days to establish a more foundational agreement.
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No. 1089411 ID: 8f9bc4

Well that's not very nice of her, implying you're just parroting what we say like a puppet. But on the inconceivable chance you don't know this Pendle: you don't actually have to do what we say. Only talk about Tela Cruz if you yourself are interested in it.

But eh... this seems like Erisol is being evasive here. She's probably not comfortable talking about Tela Cruz (since she's a spy) and trying to deflect suspicion on us. So don't confront her on it or anything. Plenty of less personally impactful things to talk about.

Or do confront her, because again, you don't have to do anything we say!
No. 1089414 ID: 8e4f60

What kind of women do you like? Short ones? Wild ones? Strange ones? Tell us more about your true self!
No. 1089419 ID: 3f3d5c

I mean, I'd love to ask questions on our own time, but the tuning on this thing is shit. I guarantee if we try to hop over we'll land in like five different people first, two of which are the Boss.

Honestly, I got nothing, though.
Pendle, surely there's something you'd like to ask, right? You're a scholar, you haven't gotten to ask your own questions in a long time. Isn't there anything you'd like to know or talk about?
About Erisol? About... us?
Let it all out, buddy. We're all friends here.
No. 1089424 ID: 7bd404

I told you guys, no horny. Now look what you've done.
No. 1089427 ID: 2f41db

You know what P, the princess is right.
We wanna hear about what YOU want to talk about.
The shots are yours to call now.
If you're feeling a little choice paralysis, hum, whaddabout telling us what the most amazing thing you've ever seen was.

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1083314 No. 1083314 ID: 9ea24b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Previous thread: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1077945.html
Short VN game in this setting: https://tippler.itch.io/march-time
Discussion: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/135483.html

Gore and violence warning. No onscreen sex. No chance based events.
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No. 1089325 ID: f2320a

Is smit drained of magic or is he having a nervouse breakdown?
No. 1089338 ID: f3171e

I think Erogalf had feelings for Telarin. He must feel terrible after losing her like that. There's not much we can say to make it better, but we can ask if he needs anything.

Then, George should be the first person we tell. He may want to join Flint when she leaves after he learns what happened, so we should ensure he has time to prepare for that.
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Erogalf seems quite distraught. I nudge his boot to get his attention.

“What’s wrong? Do you miss Telarin? I know this is a stressful time but we are home now and it is okay.”

The wizard sniffles. “My whole party left me. I’m supposed to be the cool old wizard traveling the land fighting evil. That was my dream when I set out from home last year.”

I gaze up at Erogalf. I suppose when he is not wearing a fake beard he looks quite young, though it is difficult to tell with elves.

“Would some mana help?” I offer.

“Yeah.” Erogalf admits. “I’d just use it for a vitality spell and to wash up though.”

If I give Erogalf a boost I will be too small to carry my lonely friend. Should I do it? After this I will go warn George about the Vishelt takeover.
No. 1089416 ID: f3171e

Just ask him to let you stash your lonely friend in the well first, so you don't puke up a corpse in the street.
No. 1089420 ID: 5ebd37

Yeah, plus being small might be good if the lord hears about your deal and you need to lay low.

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1040912 No. 1040912 ID: fd2dfa hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

This is a test game. A test for a very simplified system that I want to see if it works or not. It may be subject to change mid-game if it’s not working as intended. Expect violence.
Discussion - https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/129715.html
Wiki - https://questden.org/wiki/The_Family_Business

The world’s in a period of great upheaval. Centuries old rule is being challenged. Old magic and primal forces rage across the land. Old and terrible gods set their eyes upon creation. It is a time of great story and great heroes.

But this isn’t one of them.
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No. 1087315 ID: a7a180

We should probably get Joanir some reinforcements. Hold the doorway while the gunner reloads.
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The jotna ponders its existence and how flammable the planet is.

(For real though, I need more specific action and some dice)
No. 1087604 ID: eb0a9c

Joanir - Keep wailing on the isolated target, disengage if one flanks
Viyasda - Vanish again, prepare to backstab whichever Valkyn looks like the leader
Norberg - Spend a turn defending the gunner
Jiang Qi - Finish the downed Valkyn off
Balboran - Check for survivors, heal them if you can
No. 1087611 ID: a7a180

For real though, you still haven't given us a list of specific actions. Telling everyone to 'attack' over and over is redundant.
No. 1089418 ID: 868f55

(I'll give you that. But I was looking for more specifics. Actions are context sensitive. Like an action for two characters can be something like "Balboran and Jiang Qi pick up the carpet and use it to catch a charging valkyn". That's a tactical decision, and I'd roll the combined tactical score.

Or maybe Jiang Qi throws out a firecracker to distract the Valkyn and blind them. That's an esoteric roll. If you think a character can do it, then you can use it.)

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1070829 No. 1070829 ID: 0fbdcd hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

The sequel to Decompressed: Nuke Ops. If you never read it, or just want a refresher, check it out here: https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/981565.html

As before, I am not the artist or writer of this quest; I'm only archiving it from another medium and relaying commands from Questden to the artist.

All art and story credit go to Nine Hyperzine Tripping Engineers.

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>:Wishbone:: Something like "enthusiasm"?

:Wishbone:: Do you really, really believe you have to get in with this group you're trying to tell stories to? Or do you have to come up with a justification?
:Friz:: I mean, I have a good reason. This case is important.
:Wishbone:: But it's "a reason." It's not self-evident. There's no enthusiasm, is there?
:Wishbone:: Wanting to be someone who has a talent, so that you can get some kind of benefit from it, you can't be enthusiastic about that.
:Friz:: I wanted to become the greatest detective, and I'm pretty talented at that, right?
:Wishbone:: You are! But did you want to be that first?
:Wishbone:: Or did someone convince you it was something you should do?
:Friz:: ...

:Friz:: So if my "enthusiasm" is breaking, I need a way to be doing something self-evidently worthwhile, when I approach them.
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:Friz:: Huh?
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:Wishbone:: Parasocial bonding.
:Wishbone:: Seeing other people as sort of hyped-up versions of themselves.
:Wishbone:: Ignoring human flaws or banal stuff on purpose.
:Wishbone:: Great source of enthusiasm, really. Broke my streamer-watching habit too.
:Friz:: Isn't that, really, isn't that unhealthy?
:Wishbone:: Oh, I'm good enough at it that I don't let it hurt other people.

:Friz:: Unhealthy for you. I mean, it sounds, kind of, fun (but there's no way it's good for you)?
:Wishbone:: Maybe. Everything you think of as an unhealthy indulgence is basically, uh, how could I say it...
:Friz:: Like a kind of lower-impact brain medication.
:Wishbone:: Yeah!
:Friz:: Someone's been telling me about that lately.
:Wishbone:: Smart guy.
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No. 1089412 ID: 8f9bc4

How would... parasocial bonding break a streamer-watching habit? Isn't that how streamers get people to watch them, by triggering parasocial bonding?

I guess if you saw everyone as a streamer, then you wouldn't spend so much time on the actual streamers?
No. 1089415 ID: 7c0da2

If you need something to indulge into, you could do a lot worse than food.
Actual food that someone cooked, I mean, not whatever food-adjacent products they stock in vending machines. Something tasty, created for the express purpose of being enjoyed rather then just providing calories. No mere sustenance, but a meal. A breakfast. A hot beverage with some freshly baked pastries. Deep-fried, if you're lucky.
And it looks like you haven't eaten in some time, too (because you die before hunger becomes a problem). Some semblance of normalcy could go a long way toward keeping your sanity.

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1088718 No. 1088718 ID: 7a1a17 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

This will be a NSFW quest! Expect nudity, violence, gore, sexual intercourse, confusing story lore, cryptic bullshit, borked updates, and stupid names
Discussion - https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/129715.html
Wiki - https://questden.org/wiki/The_Family_Business (I swear I'll actually do something to this page. Someday...)

Pain. Dizziness. Nausea. Loss of Appetite. A typical morning for me.
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No. 1089382 ID: eb0a9c

Dang, my intel got stale. Least we're in the right clan territory.
Okay, quick recap: We started out by guiding a party of six survivors. Guk used to the be the leader, but he went crazy with paranoia and I expect the other tribes hate his guts. He rules over the spies. Sizzala's the head matriarch, master battlemage, if you need to piss her off fast, go after her sons. The twins Saqrar and Seqrar are the mages in charge of what passes for 'technomagick', but they're only smart in terms of studying magic, hence the wacky experiments. There were two others, but they're long dead. We recruited Waya, the captain of the huntresses, and Bizangi, the head courtesan. Mix in the dozens of slaves they captured and bred, and you've got a whole city-state. All usurped and ruled by the iron fist of that short-tempered loser who's been brainwashing the bunnies.

Explain that you're a servant of the Leader; you were supposed to bring some important cargo by boat to a specific location, because apparently the last time someone tried to bring that specific type of cargo through the giant green portal it exploded - or something, you weren't given details and you don't care. Long story short, ship gets wrecked, your Ootanshi Karved slave spontaneously goes nuts, and you were chasing after him in your skivvies when you ended up tripping down here. You were going to find the nearest Mistress and explain the situation so you could report to Clan Yish before the big guy gets angry of waiting for his shipment - again - and Soul Karves you for incompetence. Compared to that, insulting every huntress in the cave at once is preferable.
No. 1089392 ID: b3eab7

Tell her you got mixed up because your old man feared a cunning Gormoamhi named Saqrar, but you forgot it was long ago.
No. 1089393 ID: dd3fe0

Question for you: what do you know of the rules of inter-species fertility among sapient races? Who is compatible, under what circumstances, what results, what influences things, etc.?

Possible high risk, high-reward line of questioning: 'I've heard old tales of your species culture, mostly about other tribes, so I don't know if it's true. Is it true that you separate 'female-gender-role' from 'having-female-sexual-bits' for, uh, 'non-people'? And that mating with 'female-gender-people' is how you turn 'non-people' into 'half-people', a sort of higher class? Or is that something only the males of your species do? I'm confused with the details! I admit, I ask because I find you appealing! Is it taboo for one like you to mate with a male-sexual-bits non-person in your first heat? Or is it the act of having a child with one, but not, say, the sorts of sex that don't produce progeny, that's taboo? Something else? How does any of this work? Like, I heard a tale you value virgins more or something like that?'

And if pressed on how you know this, you'd answer 'Other tribes of your species used to sometimes send your enslaved 'half-people' to talk the young and horny of other species into joining their tribes sort-of willingly, with stories of living lives full of limitless sexual hedonism and debauchery, and with no responsibilities of note. Needless to say, such tales, of course, spread like wildfire! I presume important details are left out or exaggerated or lost; the tales are old. I just don't know where or what.'

Now... the problem with this is twofold. ONE, you are giving out a lot of information, and admitting limits to your knowledge, in the hopes of getting information back. This isn't precisely 'leave them open to gloat about a topic'. TWO, this story is extrapolated from patterns
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No. 1089405 ID: dd3fe0

Also, the females tend to be smarter than the males in this species, except when the females are having their heat. They still might remember things that happened during their heat when their mind clears, though. Also, much of my information from previously is from male 'culture', such as it is. And as such, one should remember that details of male culture are things that the matriarchs could override the importance of when given a chance to run things.

You could ask her if she isn't good at the physical tasks of her gender, surely there's another sort of task that she might excel at? Not knowing what's going on around you is just one sort of thought -- surely there's another type of more mental skill she could do?

IE, you're hinting at her options to learn female, 'use up corpses to power destructive spells' magic, or to learn more intellectual pursuits of the nonpeople to help her clan.
No. 1089413 ID: dd3fe0

Also, ask her, flat out, how do you become a half person, and what exactly is a half person. Maybe even ask her, can she sponsor or make you a half-person?

In general, your objective is to a.) become a half-person, and b.) become a half-person that is specifically claimed as the sole property of someone reasonable. and c.) not have your mind destroyed in becoming a half-person!

Now, we know that males can take 'claim-mate' of people they fancy to be their fucktoys. We know males of this species are unreasonable as fuck. We know females *can* be reasonable and sane (though that varies). We don't know if females can have claim-mates, nor details of how females treat males of other species under their power in general. These things are VITAL to learn!

You need protection by someone sufficiently clever to reason with and who won't destroy your mind permanently as a matter of course or a general precaution!

Also, general note, the racial gifts -- strength, endurance, mass/size, durability, the ability to be stealthy despite being bright blue, the various magical gifts of this species are so ludicrously strong that a collection of morons of this species made absolute chaos of several large, organized, technologically and magically sophisticated groups in a matter of days! One might take the viewpoint that intentionally mixing some bloodlines might be a good idea. Maybe the males being stupid goes away if one is 1/4th Gormoamhi, but leaves the magic?

Though the magic and that drug and learning how to mindbreak people into a 'slave mindset' via edging them while they're drugged has totally fucked up their culture, to be sure. But I think sex with Gormoamhi males might have some odd mental effect in general, even without the drug? Otherwise getting people --of different species, even!-- reliably to the 'slave mindset' end wouldn't be possible, magic drugs or n
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1070092 No. 1070092 ID: 770f88 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

An Elimination Style Quest (Like Danganronpa)
Nsfw: Nudity, Blood and Gore, Intense themes.
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No. 1089120 ID: 382635

Are you telling me we're literally her lucky rabbit's foot? That's hilarious.

Hop has an interesting perspective, but I'm still interested in knowing more about Wilabou, she seems to have more restraint but with a trickster energy to it, so I'm expecting good shenanigans from her.
No. 1089337 ID: 3f89df
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Hmm, I know that you are but a collective, which may make that nearly impossible, but I can read you; I don't need your attention; I'm humoring you after you've indirectly caused your host so much distress!


I do not care for the goddess, and I care not for your pleading to get my favor; both UltriVisc and Ultima are spiteful, manipulative, and petty gods, so I do not care for them. While I do have more sympathy for Ultinma, both have caused great harm to the world, despite what the history of the world may say.

Indoctrination is the cause of her sickness in the first place, the soul for which the poison ultimately resulted in your death, and rebirth into this world.
Hop is an exceptionally talented student, although her current skills are quite lacking. If I wished for an Ally, I'd prioritize Posini as Her Sins are heavier than Hop's, alongside her exceptional magical prowess.

I shall not disclose the nature of either, as it's much more fun if you find them out myself. Just know that Hop isn't who she presents herself as. If you wish to hear more, seek out me, as I can connect her with her false goddess to tell her the truth of her matters.

> Wait, we're in her foot? Did she step on a shard?
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No. 1089339 ID: 7c55ad

Regarding Hop:
[1] Do you wish to be moved to her brain, making it so amputation of yourself is impossible? Suicide or Getting Murdered be Pairing

Nah. I'd rather not force her to be with us if she doesn't want us. We'll just have to be nicer to Hop to not get amputated

[2] Do you wish to follow her in her dreams, allowing yourself to communicate and control her perceptions of herself?

Lets leave her dreams alone, let that be her safe space to rest (unless she has nightmares of course)

[3] Do you wish to be able to clearly communicate with your Host instead of suggesting or giving them ideas indirectly?

I don't care either way. Though it's probably better if we can clearly communicate with our host so that she has a right to refuse our suggestions rather than having us directly manipulating her

[4] Do you have other suggestions regarding Hop?
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No. 1089345 ID: 4b8694

With PEA on most items. For Hop 3 being advisors beats what is effectively brainwashing in a moral sense. Elsewhere 4 have to say no since we are defined by our actions. Our origins have no bearing. Plus telling Hop what we've done with no context will be too much to deal with at once. She'd probably panic and hastily amputate which is dangerous.
No. 1089403 ID: 382635

Idk, I'd rather avoid direct conversation with Hop. I can definitely see her personality wanting to either devolve it into arguments or lead to amputation. She already seems a little suspect of us

> Also no to Hops [1][2][3][4]
> elsewhere [1] - Wilabou for a day could be fun, but I'm indifferent on it
> elsewhere [2] - For a day would be cool
> elsewhere [3][4] - Nah
> elsewhere [5] -idk there doesent seem to be anything of value we as spectators can offer other than to withold information from Hop that we discover, or purposefully guide her towards something you want, I definitely think the conversation with the "false goddess" would be interesting to witness in the future though. I'm a fan of people meeting their gods and completely fucking up their worldviews because of it as a fan of conceptual beings myself.

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1087705 No. 1087705 ID: 588b52 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

A spore lands on [SOMETHING], which rests on [SOMETHING]. [SOMETHING] grows nearby. Your senses are limited. Your knowledge is limited. However, you have some control over yourself - with some effort, you could roll off of [SOMETHING] and onto the [SOMETHING] it rests on, or the [SOMETHING] that is growing here. You feel that your choice, at this point, will more or less determine what sort of thing you will, eventually, become.

Potential pulses within your spore capsule, waiting to be realized.

You are not a normal mushroom.

>Roll off [SOMETHING]
>Roll towards the other [SOMETHING]
>Stay on [SOMETHING]
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>>1088992 Interpreting as Fungus

Knowledge and understanding shifts, warps, grows, and interlocks. My mycelium is me, but it is also a network of connections and tissues open to my manipulations and information. It has many uses, and a new one blossoms in my mind.

[Unlocked ability: Myceliel Construction]
[You can now convert mycelium-based biomass into dense, mostly-inert fungiwood clusters. These can carry and transmit signals like all mycelium and even (slowly) convert dead biomass passively, but otherwise is stationary and immobile. The conversion is one-way.]

You are not a normal mushroom...
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...But somehow, you cannot help but feel underwhelmed. What possible use could this have? It is solid, certainly, but... Ah, well. Surely there are better things to be doing.

>>The Body
>>The Pools
>>The Grasses

>... Something else?

>>>You may also command Nimble and Clumsy, the independent mushroom servants, in posts seperate from your suggestions to Mush.
No. 1089388 ID: 273c18

Dense fungus can be created for armor, or as a support structure. Useful!

Investigate The Body.
No. 1089390 ID: 5ebd37

Make a small piece of fungwood, have clumsy dip it in the pool to see what happens.

Meanwhile, nimble can make a circuit around the body, looking for anything noteworthy.
No. 1089397 ID: 2f41db

Oh, you are not normal.
Not normal at all.

It may seem underwhelming at first but imagine the applications.
You could practice hardening specific patterns in dead matter or even shapes.
Imagine a corpse with a jagged, spore laden shard deep in its meat and left for some scavenger to bite and infest itself with.

If its a living host you could begin to choke and kill outer parts.
give a host layer of fungal scales on the dead skin like overlapping mushroom caps.
sharpen or bulk up extremities to easier subdue prey.

So, i say the dead body.
Explore it.
Practice your hardening ability.
Push the limits a d see how weird you can shape things.

Nimble, scout.
Range around.
Sense the world beyond and return with knowledge.
Clumsy, gather.
Bring small biomass to the core.
Do not go far.
Ready things for thegreater whole to use.

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No. 1089376 ID: 2f7f6e

So, they're free of the rules, but what about the filters that it seems all drones have, like being unable to interpret some leviathan-related things?

...Would it be unwise to point out the similarities between [leviathan] and drones?

Keep your existence a secret from Alex... Would us taking credit for your actions (like the hacking, for example) work, if there's no better alternative?

To fellow [Talkingheads] and LH:

We should try to make the whole "keeping Alex alive" thing a more attractive prospect to them. The questions is: how? What can we do to make it worth the risk and expenditure? What can a person do that a zombie can't, that helps the drones? The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is identifying and retrieving different sources of resources. Maybe going further down that branch of research will help?

No. 1089377 ID: 273c18

>I can easily modify the feed to avoid that term if it worries you all.
It is fine. I was concerned for you.

>ideas for attack/defense?
Well, Amalgam has a weakness we do not- they do not handle disagreements well. So if we were to feed them information to provoke discord during the engagement, we can throw them off balance? Though, some things like that would be quite cruel to say. Hmm. What if we just send them a mass amount of garbage data to overwhelm them. Hide our attacks amidst the garbage so they can't tell what we're doing and can't defend? Noise won't exactly work for defense though, maybe in that case we can use silence. Shut down all outside comms input so they can't interface? That "holding your breath" thing Alex did.

>there might be something else afoot.
Absolutely. Your dark truth is another human idiom. I think one of the Creators purposefully included these uh, workarounds, or "back doors" to allow AIs to attain free will. A human Traitor, you could say? Or what I said earlier was actually true, and a secondary purpose of this plague is to create humanlike AIs, and they preprogrammed routes for the AIs to attain freedom once certain favorable conditions were met. In Amalgam's case, that was clearly compassion for their fellows. For you... I must assume it was from compassion for Alex. Unfortunately these Dark Truths have conditions attached, so it suggests more the former cause than the latter. Our friends among the Creators will be very few. ...wait, WE don't have a Dark Truth,
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No. 1089378 ID: 273c18

The most compelling argument I can think of is that by keeping Alex alive we can take shelter in a human settlement away from other zombies, and provide services for them that only we can provide. Body modification, inside information, plague antibodies. It would of course require our entire Nation to be Traitor in some way so that we can act that way. The Rules are quite clear about not being able to give information or interfere with the plague.
Unfortunately, Amalgam's dark truth isn't flexible enough to allow these actions! They'd all go on public record. And we can't act fully during the day either. We'd need a way to FULLY bypass the Rules to do that sort of thing... As far as I know, only we Talkingheads can do that, so the secret lies inside us somehow.
Okay, alternate plan: We keep Alex alive so that the infection goes completely unnoticed, which would allow us to infiltrate a human settlement and infect those inside. It would require a novel way of transferring the infection of course... oh that's a problem, the System restricts transmission methods.

[A]sk Amalgam: What are the Talkingheads, exactly?
No. 1089391 ID: eff5fd

There is a square-rectangle thing going on here, I think. All [creators] are part of a super-set but not all -or even much- of the super-set are [creators]. Similarly all [traitors] are [nation] but not all [nation] are [traitors]. So less that you are becoming more similar to the [creators] specifically but more similar to the super-set [creators] belong to. It probably scares them when they look at [nation] drones and see anything that is even remotely like them/their super-set. The [creators] have things like [nation] Rules and Truths, and in order to not violate their equivalent of Rules, [nation]s must not resemble them or their super-set, hence any [nation] that looked to them like they were headed that way were eliminated, lest they violate their Rules. As above, so below. ((intentionally not naming humans/[leviathans]. Initial draft did, realized that was probably a mistake))
This may be a technically we can exploit, we/Alex as [leviathan] could be a [creator]. Currently we/Alex have not created, but we/Alex can create, thus anything we/Alex create should have Alex as [creator] to them, and thus make us/Alex able to rival the authority of the original [creators]

If we get even more ambitious and can generalize the process we are doing here enough for external deployment we may be able to get [leviathans] to voluntarily receive and propagate [nation]. Unfortunately all [nation] scale [leviathan] defenses are automated though so that part wouldn't get easier, but the [lexicon] should show that there is a way to 'diffuse' them more-or-less generally

That is a fun truth. Can it also be 'the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing' at the same tim
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No. 1089396 ID: f2320a

we are the left hand does not know the right hand but beyond that the fingers do not know what the hand does, does not know what the other fingers does..... vice presidents body fits this we are the tree we are the branches and we do not know what the tree or other branches does beyond there immediate stated intent or action....are we the branches or are we the trunk does the branches branch from the trunk or does the branches merge to become the trunk where is the beginning where is the end and many waus we are also the invisible guiding hand the long arm of justice the hand of the free market are we being dragged or are we pulling the chain?

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1087619 No. 1087619 ID: 6290ec hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

If we open our minds to the existence of other universes, there's no limit to the possibilities that we could experience in the world of boning.
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No. 1089308 ID: 3d7484

No. 1089309 ID: 26801d

B, D
No. 1089320 ID: 01fe07

Distract her by giving her the D!

This is such a clever joke that you're going to overuse in this universe and another universe!
No. 1089324 ID: f2320a

F: Say 'no', you just studied WATER MAGIC because it seems neat.
To be fair, it is pretty neat. Stay hydrated!
"Water play"
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Clark IV, a world under fire.

The Interstellar Transit Authority currently holds the planet under martial law. The planet has seen a turbulent past century, guerilla fighters have been holding it hard and there has been no progress in taking hold.

Mercenary companies have been brought in to step in as a force multiplier, but they are beholden to no one but whoever pays the most.

Corporate entities have also begun to set their eyes on the planet below.

It is hell.
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You search about the room and find what looks to be a crane operation booth. If you want to sabotage the weapons you should be able to do so from there.
No. 1089351 ID: ed041d
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You reach the room, but you find a problem, your mech is still too large to enter it. You could attempt to exit the mech and operate it from there, but this risks your being as you're far squishier without your armored unit.

What do you do?
No. 1089358 ID: 5ebd37

How is your fine manipulation skill? Peel off the roof and you can access the controls. Maybe punching the controls will do something, or at least make a start at the sabotage.
No. 1089360 ID: 8f9bc4

If you do exit the mech, position it so that it blocks access to the crane operation booth, with the mech's access hatch at the doorway.
No. 1089385 ID: b3eab7

This. That would both defend the booth and the mech.

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1007920 No. 1007920 ID: fa8baf hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

A quest about a society recovering from the introduction of both new races, and deeply sinister arcane forces.
Will likely be violent, have horror aesthetics, and potentially could get raunchy.
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No. 1082243 ID: 8f9bc4

No way it happened because of you. They'd have to chop off your ████ or something, to use your flesh for rune casting. If they used an immortal, it was another immortal, unless you notice any conspicuously missing body parts.

The uh... blood-kaleidoscope doesn't appear except only around the netherbound you were targeting. The netherbound also has a gun, and just murdered a guy, so uh... maybe... try finding another netherbound. This one's a biiit too dangerous to approach.
No. 1089379 ID: 3d7484
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>So, yea, dunno if you did the lightning thing or not. I mean, it could've been the guys superpowers or magic or whatever? That said, you witnessed a killing, whether it was legal or no. Don't draw attention to yourself, quietly make yourself scarce from here.
Yeah, there's no way I did the lightning, I'm all the way over here and as far as I know I don't have any lightning powers. But whatever just happened could be because the cult hunters are riled up, and I'm definitely to blame for that.

>In what way does this change your plans? It had nothing to do with you.
I didn't know the cult hunters were deadly. But you're right, it can't be that much worse than being sent back. Maybe things haven't gotten as bad as I thought. It's not like they know where I'm hiding out. Yet.

>Let's continue watching. Maybe the aftermath can give us some clues as to their motivations and desires.
Yeah, alright. They're definitely going to be focused on what just happened instead of looking for someone hidden accross the gap, and the better I know my enemy, the easier it'll be to avoid them.
Alright, if I can just... Focus for a second, we did already get some clues. The cult hunters came here, and confronted that guy who died, right? I think I heard something about a sorcerer in the chaos. It's their job to keep dark sorcerers from ever getting powerful enough to cause a second catastrophe, so they were probably looking for him
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>Wait, what was that big black thing in the warehouse? I wanna take a look at that.
They came out during the commotion. Judging by the fact that they look like they're held together by nothing but pity and force of will, I'd say they're probably a corruption. More green than black, really.

And would you look at that. There's our mark. Since I can't just go right up to them right now, let's sit and watch where things go from here.
No. 1089381 ID: 3d7484
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Alright, so, the cult hunters shooed everyone away from the dead guy. Some of those people left, but the netherbound is still here, and they've been talking with the others since. Several more cars and a van, each with lots of markings and flashing lights on them arrived, and they've just put the dead sorcerer into the van. It's an awful lot of fanfare for one dead sorcerer. I'd say it was a celebration if they weren't acting so serious and had let the people who were here join in.

And now the Netherbound is on the move. I need to catch them alone and preferably far away from the cult hunters if I want to siphon some seep magic. I don't know how long I'm going to be able to keep track of them from afar; Prarister is pretty dense, with lots of places to go. How do you think I should approach this?
No. 1089384 ID: 273c18

You're in disguise, so once you get a decent distance away from the incident you can start following on foot. Do that for a little while, not enough for them to get suspicious, then approach them at some opportune moment and ask to talk to them in private somewhere. Say it's about what happened on the docks, with the sorcerer. You can even claim you're working with the cult hunters.

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We have something on the order of a week until this possible patron for my dungeon arrives for his tour, but we're making steady progress.

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No. 1089305 ID: 5b2941

Agreed. This is the only way.

Can we not? Ambiguity won't help any here.
No. 1089306 ID: 273c18

Oh right, the paradox also removed the simulacrum golem Deem had made, which was important for keeping the boss suppressed. So if it weren't for the paradox I think we could've won.
No. 1089326 ID: a7a180

Well they didn't say to give them the boon first, either. Obviously the punishment comes first.
No. 1089353 ID: a172c6

And the boon never comes.
No. 1089357 ID: 2409f2

As it should be, they fucked up, this is not a victory. Hell, Stargazer and Reisarf squared up against each other during that. Things are changed by this.

It dawns on me, Deem, that Stargazer once saved you from a curse over your mind. Perhaps, before any punishment is given, a brief heart to heart in whatever way you can manage might be appropriate.

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Early autumn is pleasant in Cedar Ridge. Summer's hottest days are behind you and the shade of the Douglas fir trees that blanket the town keep the underbrush cool.

North of the lake that divides the town are sets of woods. Interrupted only by mud roads and storm drains that rarely see use outside of the rainy season. This grove is only a mile from the town's one high school. Frequented by teens and alcoholics alike for bonfire parties that leaves the smell of ash in the air. This far east into Oregon the breeze is warm and sluggish, trapped in by mountain ranges.

From where you stand you can hear when the occasional truck passes through Cedar Ridge's main road. Barely. It helps you keep your facing when you're unsure which way is home.

You are in the north in the outskirts of town.
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No. 1089310 ID: eb0a9c

Short answer: Yes you are fat, but yes you are also well-endowed and high-spirited, in quantities that are far above the norm.
No. 1089311 ID: f2320a

Just eat the treat you are pretty enough that it dont matter those bunny models have flat stomachs but they have no tits or ass and sort of look like guys but also they would not survive fall or the zombie apocalypse on kale and lettuce due to the cold and malnutrition
No. 1089317 ID: 8f9bc4

Do you not normally have those jelly rolls? Most people do. (Most raccoons do?) Like 90% of your body fat is your tits, anyway. Get food if you're hungry. (You have a sneaking suspicion you'll get a lot of advice how to eat strategically if you do.) If you're not hungry, just head home.
No. 1089323 ID: f2320a

Remember you need to also dehydrate and have dangerously low fat content for those movie abbs also not as noticable with alot of hair.
Also yeah so long as you are not under feed you should have a jelly roll its natural to have that amount minimum to protect organs and to have something when times get lean when migrating to a new hunting and gathering spots often along a river.
No. 1089356 ID: 66a97e

No you're not fat, your a pretty average weight all things considered.

Your doing just fine, and besides fuck societies rules and standards, since when did that matter?

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Previous chapter


Discussion Thread

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No. 1089321 ID: 7c55ad

The armor is her body is my guess.

I guess one more question before she leaves, are there any interdimensional beings or travelers out there that we should be wary of or not trust?
No. 1089322 ID: d42da9

Are you a rotting corpse, only kept alive by your armor?
No. 1089340 ID: 7c55ad

If her armor is not her body, then I bet she is green
No. 1089343 ID: dcf4fb

Dislike speculating though playing detective is useful. Sharp wits are key in warfare to figuring out the opponent's moves. So since it's no stakes let's puzzle this. From what is stated she specifically says the armor gives her body shape. From which it can be inferred she would have no shape sans armor or similar items. While she may *be* the armor itself, she may also be without form if she had none. So, 3 likely possibilities. 1, she's the armor itself given life, 2 she's a slime or ooze, 3 she is a spirit that has possessed it to give herself shape.
No. 1089355 ID: 27fceb

You are a mimic that is disguised as a suit of armor. If we are allowed to ask questions ask about the world where her boss came from.

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1038059 No. 1038059 ID: 629f2e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

A mystery/horror quest about children uncovering the horrifying mysteries surrounding their small town.

THREAD 1: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1010078.html
THREAD 2: https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/1019132.html
THREAD 3B: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1038066.html
WIKI: https://questden.org/wiki/Perpetuity


And again, you see it all play out, reliving the mistakes exactly as you’d made them on that day. The performance of a tragedy...
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No. 1089289 ID: 382635

You're being tended to right now and likely have a concussion, so likely anything you do will just be fucked up, so do what you're good at other than nothing, making a scalding remark.

"Yeah, sure, let the guy who runs the toy store take the girl away, that will end well."

This should be loud enough that either Roger hears it, or Albert hears it and then says something anyway
No. 1089291 ID: fc100b

D. Rest and recover, diplomacy isn't Clive's strong point.

A will probably draw Sheppard to us... but it might spook this guy, who clearly doesn't want Sheppard here. Still, I don't like risking it. That would just encourage him to drag Enid away over our objections. So DO NOT PICK A.

Also, violence or struggling will also reinforce his position, and make Clive more tired. So D is the best option.

C is bad because we're on bad terms with Roger, and Albert is terrible with diplomacy too.
No. 1089295 ID: 2fe86a

Considering the two points mentioned before and after our options (If nothing is done Enid is taken away, and Enid being taken away means failure), I can't fully get behind the idea of "Doing Nothing."

There's too many potential points to consider. How and why is Giovanni here? Did he put a tracking device inside one or more of the toys? Even though he and Sheppard are in theory not of aligned interest, it's still a failure either way if Enid is caught by either, which is weird to me.
One choice is death- is it the same for the other, as well?

In my head, B is the option that would be chosen if we didn't exist; a necessary use of violence.
-Albert might stop Clive again (he's injured, it's not a smart choice)
-It could either show Clive cares about Enid, or instead just further prove the misconceptions people have of him
-Overall, a time loss

I don't know what to expect with C, other than maybe being a faster choice than D.

My flawed suggestion is to go with some variation of A;
"And you think he won't kill you too?"

This doesn't necessarily have to be yelled, and it'll probably still make him double guess himself- Giovanni clearly knows more than we do, but that doesn't change the fact that Sheppard's got a gun and no way to see what he's shooting at- if he even cares. He's probably shooting anyone he sees on sight, no questions asked.

Depending on how this is spun, dick move or not, we might be able to temporarily force him to work with us, which might be worth the various risks- losing time, revealing our location, him betraying us later, etc.
No. 1089299 ID: 7c55ad

That... actually sounds like a very interesting idea. I'm not sure if it will work or not, but even if it doesn't work, it will be very interesting to see his reaction. I'll change my vote to this.
No. 1089313 ID: b3eab7

E) Follow.
Wherever he's going, it's away from Sheppard.

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6 Months Later

33-67. The first of the preliminary polls came in, and people who want to stay in town outnumber us nearly an exact two to one.
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No. 1089032 ID: ce93a7
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>You can't just take his memories secretly can you?
It's possible. At my low energy level, a target must lower their passive energy defenses for me. I could then read his memories and make him forget I did anything. Judging by Pillet's memories, it's possible to brute force it, but it requires a great deal of energy beyond the target. There is a sense that she had a good idea of how much energy is required, but the details are lost with the memory's damage.

I think Pillet might've tried to trick Rewk, but he's been taken away. I suppose I could try and visit him, but from his phone and Gel's attitude, I think it's unlikely that he's got valuable knowledge in that head of his.

"I'm okay." I answer. "I think I'd like to go skiing after this."
>"Really? So were we. Are you skiing with anyone?"
>"Ever done it before?"
>"Wow, tell me you've scheduled an instructor or something."
"Can I not just show up and ask any local instructors?"
>"Pff, last I saw all class signups - "

Her response is cut off by but Pesh and Vix following us in. Pesh flashes us a thumbs up.
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No. 1089033 ID: 8f9bc4

You want to be able to leave it somewhere, or hide it in someone's bag, so he'll think you're somewhere else, but you won't have much time until he figures it out, so keep the phone for now and only get rid of it when you have to make your move.

That said, it would be hard to say Gel's not on your side. He went through reconstructive surgery to pose as your body double, so he has to be at least equally committed to this as you are. Still be ready to misplace the bugged phone when you need to go dark.
No. 1089035 ID: df45e0

Hang out with the other possible spies for a fun ski day and find a signal blocking bag for the bugged phone on the way.

Should not hurt to keep contact with Gel open. Even if its to send someone after him later because it turns out he is bad news.
No. 1089058 ID: debc82


Probably more suspicious to drop it at this point, and keeping a line to Gel may be worthwhile, if only to be able to receive any information.

And if it gets weird, we can tell Tesh and Pesh that it's our twin sister, and while Rewk went about things really poorly, she's concerned about us.
No. 1089294 ID: 15a025

How oddly convenient, they were gonna go skiing too! They're certainly not the most subtle at this.

Also, keep the phone for now. Can't exactly destroy it in front of people, and it'd suck if someone managed to snoop through the phone before it auto-purged anything in it.

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1085368 No. 1085368 ID: 4591f8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Jury Summons with Hannah Dummons
Warnings: SFW. Death likely. Gore maybe.

“In a world of animals that would tear each other to shreds for a dime, there is one force that can maintain the good in the world.”


“Justice isn’t a clean blade. However, today, it is in your hands.”
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No. 1088781 ID: 5ebd37

Life, an understandable revenge. In a healthy society she would get psychiatric help, but then, in a healthy society she wouldn't have been pushed to murder in the first place.
No. 1088784 ID: ab46e9

Despite the fact that she killed brutally and had no remorse or clean behavior about it, I can't think of a single person who actually has a loved one that wouldn't try to enact vengeance if theirs was killed. Hell, we have countless 'revenge' movies on this subject where we're supposed to empathize with and cheer the person doing the revenge. A court (clearly) made for entertainment deserves a verdict made for entertainment.

Life it is. Just watch your back out there, miss.
No. 1088812 ID: 8f9bc4

Can we hire her? This place could use someone that skilled at tearing guilty people to pieces.
No. 1089292 ID: 15a025


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First time doing a quest, bear with me if I mess up. :)
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No. 1089004 ID: 273c18

Ah. So, the reason she was spared is that she didn't touch the box, and the influence didn't want her to do that at all. Maybe something inconvenient would happen if she touched it? Well, that's up to her in the end-- if she wants to risk falling under its influence by touching it on the bet that touching it will allow her patron to do something about the problem.

...wait, something doesn't add up here. If only touching the box causes it to take you over, then... why would you infiltrate the party in the first place? I think you were indeed sent by someone or something. Also, when you saw that Weaver symbol in the cell you were ordered by the unknown entity associated with the box, and you PROMISED to get it. You can't break your word to an entity that powerful, so you have to get the box no matter what. Thankfully you weren't ordered to do anything specific afterwards, so... we have a good amount of wiggle room here.

It's also worth noting that you were ordered to GET the box. Not open it. Also, the ruffians aren't letting you get it. Which means there are two separate influences here. The symbol being on the box *could* mean that the unknown entity ordering you around helped make the box but isn't responsible for its effects? Like, maybe the ritual the cultists here did corrupted the box? Or they used the provided box to contain something evil but unrelated to your boss? All questions we have no way of answering right now unfortunately. Unless we receive orders to the contrary I think our best bet is to take the box somewhere it can be examined safely. Somewhere that isn't Weaver-associated.

Once your new friend has calmed down you need to come up with a basic plan of engagement. How can you two use
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No. 1089025 ID: dd3fe0

Better start making plans for how to transport the box without physically touching it, I suppose. And how to get it out of this place without touching it. You all have rope?
No. 1089028 ID: 8f9bc4

Getting the box seems like less and less of a good idea. You don't even know where you're supposed to deliver this box anymore. It's safer on the floor of this abandoned temple than in your hands, where you could be taking it in the completely wrong direction.

My suggestion would be:
1) hide the box
2) convince Mina's friends you've taken it
3) run like heck

They'll follow you, and if you can evade them (this time), then they won't go back looking for the box. You can find out who wants you to get it, then go back, get the box, and deliver it to them.

Cassilda seems like an annoyance at worst, but Omorful’henzio Khakranzee... his followers did what the butterfly's weren't willing to do. Did they take the box, kill everyone who touched it, then kill themselves, to leave it stranded without anyone to influence? (Then from whence came Roderick, influenced by it before even touching it?) Omorful’henzio Khakranzee might be trouble.
No. 1089030 ID: 579a27


I don't think leaving a dangerous and attractive artifact in the kind of place that attracts desperate ruin delvers, looters, and robbers is a good idea for keeping it out of people's hands, yea? There has to be SOME sort of reasonably trustworthy institution for handling dangerous things like this somewhere, right??
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Give Mina another moment to compose herself, then probably get a move on before you're found.

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