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1002454 No. 1002454 ID: 4c9664

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You awaken alone in a field. Beneath you the ground is scorched. The grass around you is tall and wild. The wind is soft and warm.
You were once a Grand Slime, the queen bee of a hive of slimes. Now you’re barely a fraction of your old self.
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The broken hilt of the sword that slew you is wedged in a small, heart-shaped fragment of your magical gem core. The other pieces don’t appear to be close by.
The blade is stuck pretty good, almost like it’s fused with the crystal. Right now you’re not sure if that’s a Good Thing or a Bad Thing, so you file that away under “Thing” for now.
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No. 1002462 ID: 4c9664
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As far as you can tell you’re currently all alone. You hear a stream nearby. In the distance you see some trees, and in another direction what might be a town. It’s different from how you remember, and your memories are still a little fuzzy, but you think you recall your hive being somewhere nearby.
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No. 1002463 ID: 0fae41

Sniff out some lunch. Won't be getting revenge on an empty stomach.
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No. 1002464 ID: e7c7d3

Head towards the stream
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No. 1002466 ID: ef6063

What's the road to the trees like? Any memories of your name?
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No. 1002467 ID: eb1fcc

>>1002457
damn, fuckin' twat really just walked up and stabbed ya

who does that, jesus

we should file a police report, get this dude on trial
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No. 1002470 ID: fa20da

Idly chew some grass while looking for your hive.
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No. 1002471 ID: 6f14a3

Try to shake the feeling that you've been here before.
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No. 1002511 ID: 094652

Immediately mark where your 'death' occurred with a big rock, and move in the direction of the sun.

Bawl at the incalculable loss of your former masteries of shapeshifting, including the ever-elusive "enhance knockers".
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No. 1002512 ID: 2aa5f0

go to the water
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No. 1002521 ID: 30b9f6

>>1002470
Yeah, have a wander about and a chew. Reflect on the state of things.
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No. 1002539 ID: c09f5e

Why not head to the town? Maybe the people there are nice enough to not attack you on sight.
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No. 1002556 ID: ee2771

Head to the water, a drink might clear your head.
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No. 1002654 ID: 6c85e8

God that's so mean!! Go have a snack. Grass is good.
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No. 1002958 ID: 4c9664
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You feel pretty hungry, so you grab a handful of tall grass and chow down. It’s bitter and hard to chew, but a slime can eat anything with enough time.

The grass doesn’t satisfy you, but it takes the edge off at least. You decide to stop for now, hoping to find something more hearty later.
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No. 1002959 ID: 4c9664
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You head towards the stream. It’s a little thing, not very deep, and narrow enough to jump across. The water isn’t moving very fast, so you can get a good look at your reflection.
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No. 1002960 ID: 4c9664
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It’s you!
But this isn’t really you. You used to be big, much bigger. What happened? You close your eyes and try to remember.
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A knight, dark, piercing eyes.
A sword, sharp, plunging deep.
Friends, family, gone, killed or hiding. Fleeing.
You remember burning.
You remember breaking.
You remember crying.
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There’s also a vague sense that this has all happened once before. You hope that it goes a bit more smoothly this time around.
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You open your eyes. Someone killed you, but didn’t do a good job.
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You get up. The sun is starting to set behind the town, so you decide to head off in that direction. Maybe there’s someone who will feed you. More importantly, maybe there’s someone in there who has answers for you.
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No. 1002965 ID: 4c9664
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1002965

The sun is almost set as you arrive at the town gate. A lizard with a giant hat stands guard by the open gate. They look extremely bored.
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No. 1002966 ID: ef6063

Make a silly face to liven up their day!
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No. 1002967 ID: 512d05

>>1002965
do a fun dance!
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No. 1002968 ID: e7c7d3

Inquire where you can get a hat like that
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No. 1002969 ID: 96c896

>>1002965
Ask him if he knows anything about a slime settlement that was nearby. Or if not, does he know if there's anyone in town who would?

Oh, is there a doctor in town that can help slime injuries?
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No. 1002970 ID: 9a2966

Can you talk?

If so, say that they have a cool hat. What's the symbol on it mean?

Then ask them if they've seen any other slimes, or if they know where you can get something nice to eat.

If you can't talk, pantomime that you want to enter town then look questioningly at him.
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No. 1002971 ID: c09f5e

Eh. Have a staring contest. Let him speak first.
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No. 1002975 ID: cdabe3

Tell them they’re cute
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No. 1002995 ID: 312b32

Yikes, 13 always was an unlucky number. Whelp, nothing for it but to mock them for their lack of nakedness.
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No. 1003002 ID: 0fae41

Ask him for his hat.
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No. 1003046 ID: c93e10

Great guard. Ask where you are as you are unfamiliar with this town.
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No. 1003048 ID: c93e10

>>1003046
Greet*
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No. 1003218 ID: 403dc3

>>1002965
Say hello and compliment their hat
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No. 1003449 ID: 4c9664
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“Hey,” you say to the guard, “Nice hat.”
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No. 1003450 ID: 4c9664
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“Thanks,” he says back dryly, and it slips down over his entire head because it’s too big.
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No. 1003451 ID: 4c9664
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You seize the opportunity and do a silly dance while he can’t watch. It’s hilarious, and you get twenty fun points for being silly. Cash those in later at select retailers for fabulous prizes!
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No. 1003452 ID: 4c9664
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“I’m new here, can you tell me where I am?”

The guard successfully frees himself from his hatted prison with a gasp. “I freaking hate this hat, it was the only size they had, and I HAVE to wear it,” he perches it atop his head and sighs.
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No. 1003453 ID: 4c9664
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“What was that? New in town huh? I would have thought you came from the hive, but I guess you slimes are all over these days.
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“Folks call this place the 'Lesser Hyther Orbital Edge Town' (or just 'Edge Town' if you're in a hurry) on account of... well, you know,” he does a motion with his hands as of something exploding.

“It used to be a mining town, but I think the caves ended up on the other side of the break, so now it’s just kind of a regular town.”
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No. 1003455 ID: 4c9664
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“I don’t recognize the icon on your hat. What is that?”

The guard’s brow raises. “You must be new, that’s the Void Mark. It’s been around as long as I can remember.”
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He shrugs, “Tho these days it really doesn’t mean much of anything. The Void are pretty chill.” The hat falls over his head again.
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No. 1003457 ID: 4c9664
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You seize the opportunity and make a silly face while he can’t see it. You get twenty more fun points. you’re really racking them up!
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No. 1003458 ID: 4c9664
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“I was attacked earlier, and got hurt pretty bad. Is there a doctor in town who can take a look?”
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No. 1003459 ID: 4c9664
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“hmm, there’s a doctor yeah. Don’t know how good they are with slimes tho. They’re right on the edge, tallest building.” He leans on his spear and yawns. “Anyway, yeah. Welcome to Edge Town. Don’t cause any trouble, I really don’t wanna have to actually do anything.”
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No. 1003460 ID: 4c9664

Promise to cause some serious slime based trouble
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No. 1003461 ID: 9d29cf

Let's go look for this mysterious doctor.
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No. 1003466 ID: a2493c

>>1003459
sure thing bud

also you could probably glue like a bowl or something into the brim so it at least sits on top of your head better, food for thought
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No. 1003468 ID: ce39da

"Kind of makes me wonder why the whole hat is hollow in the first place. Do guards usually have really tall foreheads or something?"

"Anyway, k' thx bai."

Let's go see this doctor.
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No. 1003469 ID: 96c896

>>1003459
Ok, one last question. Where's the hive?
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No. 1003470 ID: 08e322

>>1003459
ask him if you can have his hat
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No. 1003472 ID: 681bfa

Thank him for the information and head into town.
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No. 1003511 ID: c09f5e

>I would have thought you came from the hive, but I guess you slimes are all over these days.
Your hive is still A Thing? How long has it been since the incident? Get the date today.

Still a good idea to see a doctor to diagnose your condition before you deal with any issues back at the hive, with the power vacuum and all. As you are now, I don't think anyone would take you seriously, much less believe you're their (former) queen.

Hopefully, your subjects and/or the fragments of your majestic self won't get into too much trouble without you...

>on account of... well, you know
No you don't know. This amnesia thing is why you need to see a doctor, you know.
Ask if you could see him in a tavern later, after the doctor, to share news and a meal (that he'd have to be pay for, so be cute). There may be better sources of news, but they don't have that hat.
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No. 1003622 ID: 63edbf

Who are these chill Void? Do they have cool hats?
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No. 1003624 ID: 422cea

Retract your limbs and do a silly slug crawl into town.
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No. 1003690 ID: 6c85e8

You know, that would be a really great hiding place.
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No. 1003706 ID: 74c499

"Wouldn't you want to do something with me?" Wink
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No. 1004147 ID: 4c9664
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“I promise nothing,” you say defiantly, “I do what I want.”
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No. 1004148 ID: 4c9664
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The guard is already asleep standing.
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No. 1004149 ID: 4c9664
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You decide you could use a giant hat, and take it from the sleeping guard. He doesn’t seem to notice.
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Now you have a Giant Guard Hat. It’s big enough for you to fit your entire body in, but it’s also a pretty conspicuous object. In the right environment it could certainly be of some use. Like as a stepstool or somethin’.
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You enter the town. With the sun nearly set by now it's pretty dark. A few houses among the pines have lights on. Directly ahead of you is a large weathered statue of -

You’re not actually sure what it’s a statue of. Looks like some kind of giant. The head is shaped like some sort of insect, the pincers pointed skyward. Strange grooves cut across its form like circuitry, and a large round gem is floating in a cutout in the center of the head. Vines have crept over it from years of neglect, and one of its arms appears to have fallen off long ago. The other arm is holding the hilt of a very large sword which appears to be sunken into the stone platform the creature is resting on.

There’s a glowing yellow slime near the statue, looking up at the being. They don’t seem to have noticed you yet.
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No. 1004152 ID: 38aa7e

Exercise your eminent domain over that slime’s slime.
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No. 1004154 ID: 96c896

>>1004151
Say hi to the slime, ask who the statue is.
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No. 1004166 ID: 6c85e8

Be nice. Say hello. Ask what it is looking at and why!
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No. 1004173 ID: c09f5e

Prepare a greeting equally as glowing as they are.
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No. 1004174 ID: ef6063

Are they the warm type of glowy? Bask in their glow holding your hands towards them!
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No. 1004197 ID: ec2dda

Inform them that eating giant stone arms off of statues is, like, the eighth best way to grow arms. Offer your superior arm-growing secrets in exchange for a [month or month-equivalent] of service as your bard.
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No. 1004202 ID: 2aa5f0

Greet slime, ask about the statue and where you could find the doctor.
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No. 1005028 ID: a6c929
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1005028

“What’s this a statue of?”

The slime jumps in surprise. “OH! oh hi, I didn’t know you were there,” it eyes your hat nervously, “I’m not causing any trouble, I was just, I’m, goodnight,” and it begins to scoot away.
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No. 1005029 ID: a6c929
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1005029

“Hey come back here,” you call out, “I just wanted to ask a couple of questions.”

The yellow slime reluctantly scoots closer, eyeing you and the hat. “Sorry to keep you, I only have a few questions and then you can go.”
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No. 1005030 ID: a6c929
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“I’m new to this area. What can you tell me about the statue?”

“Oh," it perks up, "this isn’t a statue. Or, well, it WASN’T a statue. When the earth was whole it was protected by these mighty slime titans. They stood against any who would seek to upset the balance of nature.
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No. 1005031 ID: a6c929
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When the Void showed up, the titans rose up against them and defended Ahrcane from their invasion. But the Void was too great, and then..
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No. 1005032 ID: a6c929
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.. the Void King landed..

His power was too great, and he overwhelmed the titans, destroying them one by one.
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No. 1005033 ID: a6c929
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Those were the lucky ones. The others were consumed by the Void and left behind like this. The core in some still shines out, but gradually they’re starting to fade out. It’s only a matter of time, and then that’s it. No more titans. Void officially inherits the world, or what’s left of it.”

Something stirs in you, maybe anger, maybe guilt.. perhaps once you see the doctor you’ll be able to remember more and process your emotions properly.
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No. 1005034 ID: a6c929
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1005034

“So, the Void are pretty bad then, yeah?”

“Oh, n-no, not exactly,” he looks very uncomfortable, “I mean, like, they did break the planet and kill the titans, but uh, I mean, things actually haven’t been so bad. I guess, the worst thing about it is that it’s harder to get around because the world is broken, but like, everyone else seems pretty cool with them.
“It’s a little weird seeing a slime in the Void guard, but I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.”
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No. 1005036 ID: 96c896

>>1005034
Oh tell them you just took the hat off a sleepy guard. Maybe you shouldn't be wearing it...

Climb up and touch the core.
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No. 1005041 ID: 094652

Throw the slime into the titan's core.
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No. 1005043 ID: 9a2966

>>1005036
Laugh mischievously and tell your glowy new friend this, then climb the statue and poke the core.

And put that hat on top of the statue. It's the perfect crime.

In what way you're not sure, but it surely is.
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No. 1005048 ID: 894419

>>1005034
Assure the poor slime that you're only wearing the hat because its a nice hat, not because you're a guard.
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No. 1005053 ID: 2aa5f0

ask what the void guard is. Then when he questions you about the hat tell him that you found it on the ground outside of town and thought it looked neat and decided to wear it. You would have asked the guard outside of town about it be you didn't want to wake him as you felt that would be rude.
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No. 1005056 ID: 24ae03

The core seems all glowy and slime-good, while the flesh looks all stoney and icky. The latter can't be doing anything good for the former. Try to rip out the core and maybe give it some slime to act as a starter-body. You can spare a chunk out of your butt, right?
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No. 1005065 ID: beea23

Short term: Make friends with as many slimes as we can, make an army of friends and family.

Longer term: Find your slime dragon fragments. Hunt them down. Make them part of us once more.

Very long term: Awaken the slime titans and have our VENGEANCE! MAKE THE VOID RETRURN FROM WHENCE IT CAME! MAKE THE VOID KING SUFFER FOR EVERY ATTOSECOND WE WEREN'T WHOLE!!!
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No. 1005071 ID: c09f5e

Is it just you or is the core looking at you? Tempting you to eat it, maybe? Touch it first. See what happens.

You could remove the mark off your nice hat, but as a disguise it's pretty handy. Either way, nobody's taken it off you yet.

Also, you still don't know why your fellow slime is glowy. Does he know why he's glowy? Either way, let him know you're going to the doc. Invite him to your party.
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No. 1005211 ID: 741a2f

Oh, man, the Void King! That's the guy who slew you! We need to be extra cautious people don't learn you were strong enough for the Void King himself to kill you.

Touch the core only when no one is looking.
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No. 1005381 ID: 08e322

>>1005033
could you eat the glowy bit?
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No. 1005410 ID: a0e9bd

>>1005032
Oh. Hey. It's probably that dude that killed us, or someone pretty close.

Hey yellow dude, can we touch the glowy bit?
(if yes, touch. If no, get them to look away/touch when there isn't anyone looking)
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No. 1005564 ID: e221bc
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1005564

“Oh, this isn’t mine,” you say quickly, “I’m just borrowing it.”
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No. 1005565 ID: e221bc
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1005565

“Oh, why?”

“Never you mind.”
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No. 1005566 ID: e221bc
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1005566

You look up at the glowing red core. A strange longing fills you as you gaze into it. “Can I touch that?”

“Wh- I uh.. sure, I guess. You wouldn’t be the first one.”
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No. 1005567 ID: e221bc
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1005567

“Rad,” you say, and begin climbing up the titan.

The core is a vibrant, softly pulsing red. You can almost hear, or rather feel, a low hum coming from it.

You reach out to grab it.
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No. 1005568 ID: e221bc
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1005568

-it’s all over you, it's crawling all over you, try as you might it won’t shake off, it's climbing higher and higher, it's digging inside, it's hurting-
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No. 1005569 ID: e221bc
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1005569

You wake up on the dirt, the statue looming over you. Your hat is a short distance away, like it rolled off when you hit the ground.

“What did you see?” the slime hangs over you, looking concerned.

“I saw the Void crawling all over my body, digging into it. That was horrible!”
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No. 1005570 ID: e221bc
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1005570

“Yeah, those were the last moments of this titan. I don’t want to think about what any of the others went through…”

You had vaguely considered trying to eat the core, but if touching it threw you on the ground, maybe eating it would also be a poor choice.

Which reminds you..
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No. 1005571 ID: e221bc
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1005571

“Oh yeah, I had a couple other questions! I’m hungry, is there any place I can get some food?”
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No. 1005572 ID: e221bc
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1005572

“Well, since you’re a slime, you’re always welcome to visit us in the hive! I was gonna head back there as soon as you uh, let me. We’ve got plenty of food there for you.”
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No. 1005573 ID: e221bc
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1005573

“Cool, thank you! And one last thing,” you point at the impaled core floating inside you, “I got hurt bad, and the guard said there was a doctor I could see, do you know where they are?”

“They’re near the edge, across from the gondola. If you don’t mind waiting til morning, I can show you? It’s not really a great idea to wander around at night, unless you’re a guard or have a sword, or somethin’.”
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No. 1005574 ID: e221bc
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1005574

You nod. “Yeah, I can wait. Hey I never asked, what’s your name?”

((In a past life, this character was named Humphrey. Do you want to keep this name, or vote on a new one?))
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No. 1005575 ID: 2aa5f0

old name is fine.

Also can't help but wonder if the Titian is actually dead and it's core is just filled with it's last moments or if it's still alive and trapped in place. Oh well nothing we can really do about it. Go get some food and then you can see the doctor in the morning... Also uh, what do they use for money around here because I'm pretty sure you don't have any.
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No. 1005576 ID: 094652

Humphrey Showercurtains!
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No. 1005580 ID: a2493c

>>1005574
Hink Skinkler, part-time sprinkler
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No. 1005586 ID: c09f5e

/hits accept without looking at name entry

We leave now and there's a chance the guards might not let us back in the morning, if only because of the hat. OTOH, we secure a homebase (or just a rest couch) and potential allies if we go with him.
Just ditch the hat when you leave, where the guard was posted. He'll take the blame for "reporting it stolen after losing it".

What's his hive like? Are they accepting new members?
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No. 1005602 ID: e22f01

him a hum
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No. 1005670 ID: 24ae03

Rey Humph
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No. 1005673 ID: 36784c

Explain that you used to be a Grand Slime and you had your own hive. But then some jerk came and stabbed your core and left you severely weakened. You don’t know how long you were gone, but it must’ve been a really long time, since your hive had disappeared when you finally woke up.

Express how sad you are and how much you miss your hive.
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No. 1005856 ID: 15a025

Humphrey is swell name.


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