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1043457 No. 1043457 ID: 5499f4

Tension: a balance maintained between opposing forces or elements

Written by EDMANGO and illustrated by TIPPLER

DISCUSSION: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/134892.html
EDMANGO'S PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/Edmango
TIPPLER'S PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/tippler

EDMANGO NOTE: This quest will likely contain 18+ like violence, and light sexual content.

145 posts omitted. Last 100 shown. Expand all images
No. 1044304 ID: 99ca7b

D, A.
No. 1044305 ID: 7c0da2

D. That island is simply really intriguing.
No. 1044309 ID: bbb04b

A, followed by C. We get the desired plot-bunny of isekai, while being able to leverage our size-shifting in a conflict we can take full advantage of. (Prefer A because it’s most adjacent to both original premises, and C barely won out against the others with the implied cosmic horror mystery.)
No. 1044315 ID: e5709d

Primary Vote: C
Secondary Vote: B
No. 1044316 ID: 36784c

First vote is for C.

Second vote is for D.
No. 1044328 ID: eb15a3

B, D
No. 1044332 ID: c1c650

C, D
No. 1044347 ID: 515982

(secondary choice: C)
No. 1044349 ID: a2d88b

C, B.
No. 1044351 ID: d9ada6

D, B
No. 1044365 ID: 5ec37b

C , D
No. 1044368 ID: 629f2e


Really was not expecting D to be the leading choice. If we're def having kaijus though, C is my top pick followed by A.
No. 1044369 ID: bf7d5b

D or C
No. 1044372 ID: b9efee

Oh yeah, before the dream ends...

HUG THE PURPLE CAT CREATURE! this is important

(I have not learned my lesson from hugging ancestor in plush quest)
No. 1044374 ID: 244451

A) or C) (but all of those looks fantastic!)
No. 1044504 ID: 5499f4
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You reach your hand out, grasping at these potential futures, as if you could grab one. But nothing happens. You feel yourself being pulled away from this space, thinking longingly about how cool it would be to visit an island of giant monsters.

And then you wake up. You shake your head and rub the sleep out of your eyes, noticing that it's 2PM.

You: Weird dream.
You: Ah well, time to mindlessly scroll CHIRPER

You pull out your comm and check out your favorite social media platform, CHIRPER. People tend to post images and short blurbs of text in bite sized formats. You grab the bag of staples you keep near your bed and begin to munch on them as you look for anything interesting.
No. 1044506 ID: 5499f4
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Porn, pictures of cats, some guy yelling about some political issue, nature photos, sexy pictures of anthropomorphic staplers, you like that one immediately and re-chirp it to your account. Something about some famous musician you don't care about. Weird seismic activity reported in the oceans. Guys talking about radio signals from space - Almost always bogus claims. Oh, a chirp from Josephine. She moonlights as a monster movie practical SFX artist, this picture is of some really excited guy dressed as some sort of CORRUPTED HUMAN with ALIEN-LIKE features from that one RTS about crafting in the stars. You re-chirp that one too. But don’t find anything else of note.

Maybe you should just go out and do something instead, it's your day off!

What do you do on your day off?

A. Go to the Ruffled haunch, your workplace
- Describe a character to add to the setting
B. Go somewhere else
- Describe a location to add to the setting
C. Wander around
- Describe an event to add to the setting

No. 1044507 ID: e51896

I cant think of any new characters, so im just going to request putting Hyun and/or Laverne in there, because those were characters who worked at the Ruffled Haunch in Catalyst and we never met them, and I really want to see them finally


Maybe put Momo in there too, she's been showing up everywhere recently... with Crows permission of course
No. 1044508 ID: a7a180

A. I guess it's a fun place to hang out on your day off!
Jager, the demihuman bouncer (of this establishment or a bar perhaps), is thin as a rail but can fold someone over like a piece of paper. Until today, he's always called you 'shortcut' because he had at most an ear over you in height.
No. 1044509 ID: d98cb8

I'm on board for any Momo sighting, so also A please
No. 1044512 ID: d98cb8

Alternatively, Tenshin-verse Nipha please
No. 1044513 ID: e5709d

A) A plush-object-kin hybrid named Symuntha, whose object form was a furry squeaky ferret plushie with a built-in GPS.
What's interesting about her is that she shouldn't be a kin - as an object, her previous owners (dog-kin) constantly used her as a punching bag and stress relief. They had to be put on suicide watch when the guilt of watching their literal chew toy come to life and sob every second of every day nearly crushed them to bits.
Her special power is that she never gets lost as long as her internal GPS is working.
No. 1044515 ID: 8483cf

B. A ridiculously photogenic local coffee shop full of influencers posing with lattes, but no actual customers.
No. 1044517 ID: 629f2e

A, head to work and meet with one of your coworkers, Naail, who is definitely just Nail from CATALYST. He's an effeminate catboy and the most popular of your male coworkers at the haunch.
No. 1044521 ID: f4beea


It just so happens to be Ladies' Night, which means drinks are half price for women. You also benefit from your employee discount, making everything even cheeper for you!

Because it's Ladies' Night, you get to watch your male coworkers show what they've got. One male in particular is your boss Gavin, (a well endowed Anthro Beast Kin Dragon with a dad bod). It's a rare occurrence to see him up on stage, so it must be a special occasion of some kind!
No. 1044536 ID: bbb04b

A: It’s Ladies’ Night, and between that and the employee discount, drinks are dirt cheap. Talking to Pioggi, the male axolotl anthro-kin that mans the bar, is also fun. He’s kinda low-key pissed at the world, doing his own venting as much as he listens, but he’s good about not going too hard on his customers and coworkers. Male co-workers are supposed to show off tonight, so while he wouldn’t be caught dead on the stage, he does have his uniform mostly undone in a sexy-messy way.
No. 1044559 ID: 26bc39

A. It just so happens to be Gladys Knight, who serves you drinks half off at the bar. She has a cousin named Jack that visits her occasionally.
No. 1044599 ID: a9af05

I like both of these.
No. 1044613 ID: dcb9fb

Momo would be good!

Dad bod dragon boss also sounds fun!

An axolotl buddy is another good one!

Why does everyone have to suggest such good ideas?! I don't know which one to pick!
No. 1044744 ID: 5499f4
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You head out of your one bedroom apartment and take a short walk to the DOWNTOWN area, taking in the sights as you do so. You live just on the edge of a series of skyscrapers, which means there’s quite a few SHOPS around here. You pass by your favorite, a coffee shop that sells dirt cheap brews that no one ever drinks, instead, using them to pose for selfies. You snag one out of the hand of an influencer who just took a selfie.

You: Thank you!
Influencer: WOAH, and would you look at THAT
Influencer: My coffee just got JACKED by this BROAD while I’m on my VACATION!
Influencer: What do YOU, my darling demonic fans think I should do about this?!

Looks like he was streaming, you give him a once over, some kind of demi-human that’s incredibly thin, purple, with DEVIL HORNS and a LONG NOSE. You keep walking, he’s scrawny and just acting like that for clout anyway. You sip on the coffee, it tastes like a vanilla latte.
No. 1044745 ID: 5499f4
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You keep walking, not passing by any stores of note, or getting harassed by anyone asking for change. Though that stopped a while ago after you threw like three guys into a trash can in front of a homeless encampment when they tried to grope you without paying, the nerve of some kin!

You pass by a coworker, Naail. He’s an effeminate catboy and the most popular of your male coworkers at the RUFFLED HAUNCH. He gives you a wave and you stop by him.

You: Yo, what’s good?
Naail: Eh, you know, it’s LADIES NIGHT.
Naail: You coming in for the cheap drinks?
You: You know it!
Donna: I heard talk of drinks!

Donna pops out of your chest and gives Naail a flirty eyebrow wiggle. Nail does not seem surprised by her at all. He gives you an eye roll, no doubt assuming something, probably how awesome you are.

Naail: You two have fun, I’ve got a DATE.
No. 1044747 ID: 5499f4
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You keep wandering and chittering about in conversation with Donna. You pass by several stores selling lewd and shadier products. There’s one store that sells tasers that are 200% stronger than is legally allowed. Nice.

Eventually you reach it, your workplace of very respectable repute. THE RUFFLED HAUNCH. You spy a smoking axolotl off to the side and can hear muttered cursing. Pioggi must be on break, though you would have thought he’d PASS on a night like this since there’d be SO MANY KIN around, likely to set him off. Part of you wonders if he secretly gets off on it, you know some clients certainly do.

You head in and take the space in, it’s been a while after all. The room you enter is a mansion-like foyer, framed with paintings made by local artists of the workers here. There’s quite a few lush seats and tables, to the right is an extensive bar and to the back is a massive stage where your BOSS, Gavin the Dragon, is actually performing some sort of strip-pyrotechnics show. The only other thing of note in the room is that there’s a hallway, some rooms, and a staircase to another floor where much of the same exists.

You toss Gavin a wink and he nods back at you, not stopping his performance, spectated by a decent number of people, so you walk over to the bar, sitting next to a rather buxom white and red fox.
No. 1044750 ID: 5499f4
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You: Oh, you’re a new face!
Fox: Or I’m a significantly older face you haven’t been acquainted with.
Fox: Momo, a pleasure.
You: Hailey, pleasure to pleasure you.
Momo: Oh, one as spirited as yourself works here?
You: Ah, slip of the tongue, yeah, I’m off duty, just here to drink and schmooze

Donna plops out on the table and floats over to the bartender, who seems surprised, and follows her back to your space.

Gladys: Ah, if it isn’t my second favorite object-kin
Gladys: Appearing once again on half-off ladies night, like clockwork
You: Wait, I got demoted!?!?!?
Donna: Hah, sucks to suck!
Gladys: Yup, I found a much cooler Lamp-girl who is quite bright
You: Oh, just cause I’m a bit DIM that means I lost in the race?
Donna: Less talky, more drinky, then as much talky as inhumanly possible!
Gladys: So this is?
Donna: Donna, give me a dumpster fire on the rocks
Gladys: That’s like 3 energy drinks and a mixed cocktail y’know
Donna: Yes.
Momo: Ah, spirits drinking spirits, I’ll have the same!
You: Man I don’t want to start off that strong, something lighter please
Gladys: Two dumpster fires and a quick and easy, coming right up

No. 1044751 ID: 5499f4
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Gladys quickly makes the three of you drinks, and hovers around for a moment to chat, before getting to the slowly growing queue of clients.

You: So, what’s new?
Gladys: Long lost cousin came into town.
You: No shit, wait, I thought she died, Jack or something?
Gladys: Yeah, turned out the ID was wrong, even went to her funeral
Gladys: Turned out they buried a different unidentified corpse, super weird
You: Where was she?
Gladys: Dunno, but Beaky’s ecstatic that she’s back
Gladys: Though he’s getting obsessed with KAIJU lately for some reason.
You: …

The conversation dies out after that, you nurse your drink, feeling a bit weird about that statement. You hear a scuffle in the breakroom you know to be behind the bar. Pioggi maybe? Gladys heads back there, but before you can say anything about it, Momo cradles her breasts and bends towards you, speaking up.

Momo: So tell me, what does one as young, sharp, and vivacious as yourself do for fun?

A. Flirt with Momo
- Suggest something to do for fun
- It doesn’t have to be sexual

B. Go check on Pioggi
- Donna will flirt with Momo instead
- Go find out why he’s so pissed

C. Skip the fluff, I want Kaiju
- Time will skip forward slightly
- You will reach the site of a Crisis in progress

No. 1044752 ID: e51896

I wanna hang out with Momo. Really do.

But B. After getting that Tension suit, you're feeling a bit heroic, so you Better take care of our coworker
No. 1044753 ID: 8483cf

Agreed, as fun as Momo is, we've got disturbances to dis-disturb
No. 1044754 ID: d98cb8

B, sadly.

As much as flirting with me would absolutely delight, it seems like you've got hero work to do!

Maybe I'll see if Donna has what it takes! She does seem incredibly thirsty, after all~
No. 1044755 ID: a7a180

A. You and Donna can be the angel and devil on Momo's shoulders. But which witch is which?
No. 1044798 ID: 1cb3cb

No. 1044805 ID: ca633f

B. You're a hero now, get used to disturbances that start at the worst possible time.
No. 1044885 ID: 0838d6
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Disturbances during inconvenient moments truly means that you're becoming a hero, right? You HAVE to go check it out. What if it's some sort of CLUE related to a CRISIS. Okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, he's just a coworker that is probably breaking something, but it doesn't HURT to help out Gladys in case it is a problem.Plus you’ve got a bit of CONFIDENCE now that you have SUPERPOWERS.

You: I usually go to the park to relax, but uh brb
Donna: Wow, leaving this bountiful babe alone with just lil' old me huh?
Momo: That's okay, I respect a woman who cares for her coworkers

You head back into the break room, the wallpaper is a striped maroon and black. On the walls are various posters about workplace safety, boring legal stuff, and various pinned photos of everyone who works here in hilarious positions with various clients.

Your vision glazes over the tables, chairs, fridge, counter, and disposable cutlery to the corner by some lockers and a door. There's a visible dent in one of them and you see Gladys wiggling a finger at a simmering Pioggi.

Gladys: This is the third time you fuck, you know-
Pioggi: Yeah, yeah I know, at least it wasn't a WALL this time
Pioggi: And it was MY locker
Gladys: Dude I even offered to PAY for ANGER MANAGEMENT classes
Pioggi: I don't need CLASSES for that
Pioggi: I just hate being GASLIT and no one BELIEVING me
Gladys: Hailey, perfect timing, come talk some sense into this guy
You: Yo, sup, I'm in a snoopy mood, what's going on
Pioggi: Ok, sure, whatever, I'll give you the brief version
Gladys: Your brief versions can sometimes be novels

No. 1044886 ID: 0838d6
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Pioggi: Pedant. Fine. The BRIEFEST version.
Pioggi: On a boat with my sister.
Pioggi: Saw a misty island.
Pioggi: Took a shitty picture of it.
Pioggi: Big wave hit.
Pioggi: Saw some sorta megafauna.
Pioggi: Comm fell in the water.
Pioggi: Sister and her beaux refuse to believe me.
Pioggi: No one else does either.
You: So you're... mad no one believes you saw... a rare, possibly extinct progenitor species
You: And a spooky mystery island that you could have pointed out when your sis came to check
You: I mean anything's possible

The two look at you in shock, as if you just birthed a fully grown child from your maw and did a dance on the table.

You: What?
Pioggi: Great, YOU are the one who believes me, YOU.
You: I reiterate. What?
Gladys: C’mon Hailey, floating island, extinct species?
Gladys: I was expecting you to suggest he get into writing fantasy dramas or something
You: So what if I have a flair for the dramatic sometimes
You: Who's to say he didn’t see that, unless you were on drugs.
You: Are you on drugs Pioggi?
Pioggi: No, I-
You: Then go get a backup of the cloud data when you get a new comm
You: And show us that picture, and the problem is solved!
Pioggi: …
Pioggi: Maybe I will…

No. 1044889 ID: 0838d6
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Gladys: I… was not expecting that quick of a de-escalation.
Pioggi: So uh, can you cover my shift while I go do that

You give Pioggi a leveled glare, tilting your head so that one eye can get a really good look at the man.

You: Text me the photo later, though, allright?
Pioggi: I’ll just Chirp it at you.

You get the feeling that this may actually have something to do with an incoming CRISIS. But it’s purely conjecture at this point in time. You’ll receive a NOTIFICATION when Pioggi has more info on the situation. You return back to the bar, where Gladys joins you. And Pioggi heads off to the SECOND FLOOR. Probably to pleasure a client he left bound and gagged up there. Momo and Donna are nowhere to be found, but you find a napkin saying that they went to the BARCADE by the DOCKS to try to win PLUSHIES. Dammit, they couldn’t have waited like 5 minutes? There’s this rad STAPLER plush you’ve been eying for MONTHS.

Gladys: So, gonna stick around?
You: Shrug, we’ll see

You pull out your comm, it’s a notification from ALBERTA.

Alberta: At the beach house
Alberta: Josephine got me this new skin cream, goes under the feathers
Alberta: It’s disgusting and goopy and like slime, you’d love it
Alberta: Need moral support she’s gonna EXPERIMENT again
Alberta: Josephine says “Hi, sunglasses emoji, thumbs up emoji”
Alberta: Josephine also says “I don’t mean the literal emojis but the word emoji, to be clear”

A. Spend time with JOSEPHINE and ALBERTA at the BEACH HOUSE
- Head to the beach
B. Go find DONNA and MOMO at the BARCADE
- Head to the docks
C. Other
- Suggest something else to do

No. 1044890 ID: a7a180

To the barcade!
No. 1044893 ID: 629f2e

Barcade. There'll be time to hang with your government pals later.
No. 1044895 ID: 02a9d6

B. Go get that stapler plush!
No. 1044900 ID: 8483cf

To the barricade! I mean, the barcade!
No. 1044902 ID: 49e2b5

No. 1044904 ID: f6770d

A. Alberta needs our help!
No. 1044908 ID: bbb04b

Yeah, we can't just leave Alberta in the lurch.
No. 1044912 ID: e5709d

B) You are not dealing with creme de la shenanigans today. You are dealing with sex problems today.
No. 1044938 ID: 0441fc

Both A and B are moving us over towards the ocean. I'm guessing our first Kaiju encounter is going to happen soon after we spend some time at one of those locations.

Let's go check out what your government friends are doing.
No. 1044966 ID: 36784c

No. 1045047 ID: 0838d6
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You: That's a big negatory m'lady
Gladys: Ugh, that's so cringe, please don't
You: What dost thou mean good madam?
Gladys: Okay okay go, I'll pay for your drinks this time
You: Yessssssss

You head out, successfully dodging paying for those drinks after helping her out of a SITUATION. Being a HERO has its perks sometimes, huh? You also shoot Alberta a text saying that you’re gonna pass, hanging out with DONNA and some BIG TITTY FOX LADY. You immediately get a CLIPCLOP video in response of both Alberta and Josephine practically covered in goop waving in this sort of back and forth 3 second motion.

You dip, duck and weave through the city proper, regretting how you never bought SKATES or a SICK MOTORCYCLE, even a MOPED would be fine really. But on the bright side you get awesome toned thighs from all the walking when you don't bus anywhere. You eventually reach the barcade known as VIDEO JAMES. It's run by this fox beast-kin game developer tycoon from WANO called VIDEO JAJIMA. Well, you say run, more like he just has it as a pet project and pays kin to run it and sometimes test out his new, experimental JAMES as he calls them. He works on the floor above the barcade.
No. 1045049 ID: 0838d6
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As you get around half a block away you can hear the thrum, beeping, and noise of the barcade and its patrons. Sure it's a little loud, but it's got AMBIENCE. You head to the door, but are stopped by a bouncer, they're a new face.

Bouncer: ID, m'aam
You: Here ya go, though I haven't been ID'd in years
Bouncer: It's uh... policy to ID all Object-Kin, sorry
You: That's a weird policy, that none of the other bouncers ever mentioned
Bouncer: Uh, there was an INCIDENT, one of BIG BOSS'S uh
Bouncer: Friend's cameras turned into an object-kin when in the barcade
Bouncer: Wants to make sure that no minors get in
You: Wooooaaaaaahh, so cool!!!!
Bouncer: I hear you're a close knit community, maybe visit the OBJECT-ORPHANAGE
Bouncer: He's pretty precocious, and I bet he'd like to meet an ADULT and GOOD INFLUENCE
Bouncer: He’s around 13 if we go by object-years
You: Guess I could go see MAMITA and the OBJECTLINGS, it's been a hot minute

The bouncer passes your ID back to you, and nods at you, you head in. The inside is filled with flashing lights, the sound of change, and excited adults whooshing back and forth to various machines, bars, and tables.
No. 1045050 ID: 0838d6
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You do a quick walk around the main room. The balcony is open, and you think you can hear the sound of flirting. It's probably MOMO and DONNA! That spot always has a lovely view of the upcoming sunset, so it’s a good DATE spot. There's also that STAPLER PLUSH stuck in that blessed claw machine that you wanted to try to beat. Or maybe you could get some drinks and just chill.

A. Watch the sunset with DONNA and MOMO
- There will be light to heavy petting and smooches
- Maybe you can do something to make the mood extra spicy

B. Get the plush
- 75% chance of success
- Maybe you can do something to increase the odds

C. Other
- Do something else
- You’ll probably play some arcade machines as well

You: Oh man I want that plush....
You: But friends and smooches…
You: Oooooohhhh choices…

EDMANGO: Time to introduce a new mechanic, DESIRE. Hailey wants to do things, and will get a [1 VOTE] of her own. [2 Votes] if there are 10 or more suggestions. This is just to help break ties.
No. 1045052 ID: 629f2e

A, smooches and pets!

> Maybe you can do something to make the mood extra spicy?

Donna could get naked? She's small, nobody would notice.
No. 1045054 ID: a7a180

A, but you can probably do B real quick if you or Donna just sneak into the claw game to nab that plushie.
No. 1045079 ID: 9b1ec9

See if Donna can cheer you on (and maybe find out she has telekinesis in the process, and help you win... but for the price of sharing the plush with her. Awww maaaaaaan...
No. 1045081 ID: 36784c


>Maybe you can do something to increase the odds
Telekinesis would help here.
No. 1045083 ID: 15c72a

Um yeah A.
No. 1045095 ID: 3fe471

B. Try your telekinesis to get the plush to stay in the claw's grasp.
No. 1045114 ID: 84a59e

B, don't cheat.
No. 1045121 ID: a9af05

B. Get that plush and show it off to your friends.
No. 1045160 ID: 7ffd6f

B. Use your Nanobots to help the claw grab your prize.
No. 1045178 ID: 5499f4

rolled 94 = 94

SCORE TO BEAT - 25 or higher

12 or less = failure
No. 1045187 ID: 5499f4
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It’s a no brainer, you’re going for that darn plush! But you need the moral support, time to use the power of guilt on your selfish boob-resting friend! You quickly walk out of the balcony and slowly peek your head out of the corner.

You: Doooooooonnnnnnaaaaaaaaaa
Donna and Momo: *Giggling and vague flirting*
You: Doooooooonnnnnaaaaaaaaa you leeeeeeefttt meeeeeee
Donna: eeeEEP!

You poke your whole body and jump out, startling Donna, but not Momo. She lets out a cute little squeak, nice.

You: You couldn’t have waited 5 minutes!
Donna: Well I dunno how long you take in back rooms!
You: I said I’d be right baaaaack

You pout slightly, or whatever it is that approximates as a pout that your giant metal maw can handle. You’re not really mad, but you have to sell it.
No. 1045188 ID: 5499f4
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You: In order to make it up to me now you have to offer moral support as I CLAW
Donna: But smoocheeeeeees
You: I’m calling in a FAVOR then!
Donna: GASP, that’s MY thing!
You: Smooches are forever, but stuffed creatures stuck in machines are fleeting.
Momo: I’ve treasured our time together.
Momo: But I understand when one must attend to their companions.
You: You know you can join us right, this isn’t like exclusionary
You: Like you can get back to smooching after.
Momo: OH.
Momo: Then let us claw some machines ladies!
Donna: I’m not a fan of delayed gratification.
You: I’ve trained in the art of EDGING you see, it builds TENSION.

You let out a cackle the likes of which the world has definitely seen before. There’s a slight quake in the ground as you say that, but no one else seems to notice it. Weird. You head inside and quickly slide up to the machine.
No. 1045189 ID: 5499f4
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It’s got two buttons, one for moving horizontally and one for vertical movement, it’s a classic Wano design. You crack your knuckles and twist your back, cracking it too. And then you begin. You’ve got some cash, so you give it a trial grab, you miss terribly, but now you’re calibrated.

You: You’re mine you hot plush you
Donna: Is it weird that you think staplers are hot and you eat staples?
You: Probably
Momo: Oh, so you push the buttons to move the claw?
You: Yeah, the pressure the claw puts on the plush when it grabs is random though
Momo: That sounds delightfully unfair
You: Yessss it’s part of the charm!

You give it another go, nearly getting it the second time. The ladies coo in excitement as you watch, but you catch Donna smirking out of the corner of your eye. Which, to be fair, is most of your vision since you have to tilt your head just to coordinate where the claw goes. You see the claw wiggle slightly unnaturally, but not to help you! Oh no!

Just as it’s about to clamp down, the claw seems to face resistance before snapping with the strength that only the RNG of hundreds of bux of other kin’s money can produce. Hooray!!! You see Donna crane her back in shock before switching gears and congratulating you with Momo.

Donna: Woah, that machine is crazy strong, it like grasped it!
You: The Number gods allowed me to win this day, thank you RNGeezus.
Momo: May I try?

No. 1045190 ID: 5499f4
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You take your prize and bend over in your best impression of a royal from the 1300s. Momo bends at the knee and curtsies before giggling and heading over to the machine. Donna seems to have finally gotten in the mood for games after watching you, and tries to help Momo out by guiding the claw from the teeny tiny space between the machines. The other prizes don’t really call your attention, inside are plushies of various object supplies, bootleg slimes, and one CAT WITCH that you overlooked.

Momo: I want that cat!
Momo: She reminds me of somebody I used to know.
You: You got this girl!

You cradle your red stapler plush and give it a squeeze as you provide tips and enjoy the atmosphere of the game. This is nice, though that quake you felt earlier is slightly concerning.
No. 1045191 ID: 5499f4
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Your eyes wander to the windows of the place occasionally, almost like you’re hoping for something to happen. Not that you’d want something bad to happen to your favorite barcade, but an earthquake? That only you felt? That sounds like GIANT MONSTERS to you, but what could it be?

How TALL is it?
- Can be no taller than 3 meters
How LONG is it?
- Can be no longer than 5 meters
What does it DO?
- Can have no more than 2 gimmicks

BONUS: How does it expose its presence to you?
WARNING: One trait of said creature WILL carry forward or be iterated upon on other Kaijus

No. 1045194 ID: 99ca7b

3 x 5 Berzerker, and it's skull looks vaguely like a holepunch.
No. 1045199 ID: e5709d

3X3 meters
This disgusting kaiju looks like a centauroid octopus with most of its tentacles centered around its mouth, with a giant portal inside its throat. It also has weird protrusions throughout its skin attempting to feebly suck anything.
Portal Fiend: Once per battle, spews out Travelers from another dimension.
Elan's Musk: Spews forth a continuous stream of evaporating mucus that causes the Berserk status effect when absorbed via skin contact.
Let's get some Horned into this fight!
No. 1045200 ID: 629f2e

3 X 5 Meters, and it introduces itself by singing. It actually has a very nice voice, if it wasn't loud enough to shatter glass it'd be pleasant.
No. 1045201 ID: 8483cf

1 meter tall, 5 meters long. It is SNEK.

It fights by trying to either constrict opponents or poison them with its venom.

It's not just a regular SNEK though, it can burrow underground like a worm.
No. 1045204 ID: 536b91

1 x 5 snake, with a head at each end. Only one of the heads has a brain inside, the other is a bait (but it can bite you just fine). It likes to pretend to be injured when it's not to trick its preys.
It introduces itself with a ringing noise.
No. 1045205 ID: 7ffd6f

3 tall X 2 long

It looks like a giant pufferfish with arms and legs.

>What does it DO?
It acts like a pufferfish and balloons itself out before exhaling hard enough make winds strong enough to tip over cars! (If it can tip over a car, then imagine how bad it is for the people! They'd be sent flying!)

It can also suck up ocean water and spit it out hard enough to punch a hole through the wall of a building!
No. 1045217 ID: e51896


>>1045201 >>1045204

I like the snek idea, especially if it's two headed, one on each side

one thing I'll change is that its venom is NOT actually poisonous, but its actually more like a solvent that can dissolve things like clothing and cause some pain if contacted with the skin. but thankfully, since its a low level monster, it can only spit minor venom, not a whole lot, or its venom is kinda weak causing only minor pain or clothing damage.

It lets itself be known by some pest exterminators having trouble getting rid of it, probably giving up and running away screaming after realizing this is no normal snake.

Also, idea: maybe one of the heads of the snake kaiju looks somewhat like noodle from SHARDS for some reason?

Be sure to text our government buddies about what is going on.
No. 1045236 ID: b5f2af

One-headed snake monster, 3 x 5 meters. She has a long tongue for yanking creatures into arm’s reach and two glowing weak points that can shoot LASERS.
No. 1045251 ID: 01fe07

The first monster is usually silly looking, so I'm supporting this one.
No. 1045268 ID: a9af05

I'm good with either of these.
No. 1045373 ID: 0838d6
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You think about how funny it’d be to fight a giant puffer-fish snake with tentacles that shoots out minions with berserk mucus and shatters glass with its voice. Okay, maybe you’re spending too much time with Josephine. You then hear a chiming, almost like a bell on a collar. It’s distinct from the rest of the barcade, but once again, it appears that only you hear it. And then you catch the glimpse of something, that purple cat. It walks out of a side door. You mutter a late brb to your companions and head outside. The alleyway you find yourself in is moist and the air is humid from being so close to the dock, you twist to and fro before catching another glimpse of the cat, this time it runs behind a van in the distance. You start to head towards it but then read the text on the van.

COCK AND REX-TERMINATORS - “We get rid of FOWL infestations”
Above is a stylized picture of an Insect-kin roach and a Wing-kin rooster.

You dismiss the truck and dash behind it, the purple cat vanishing into thin air.

You: Goddess bless it, where is that-
Distant Sound: That is NOT wh- [inaudible] -ned up for
Distant Sound: Shit’s bur- [inaudible] - go go!
Distant Sound: Hissssssss

No. 1045374 ID: 0838d6
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You move quickly towards the source of the noise and duck around the corner a few meters away. In front of you is a dock and a sandbank, you try to listen again.

Distant Sound: Fuck *pant* sewer jo- *pant*
Distant Sound: *crash*
Distant Sound: My COMM!
Distant Sound: ForgetthedamnCOMM!

The sound of wet footsteps gets closer and you realize that it’s coming from UNDER the dock. You hop down the sandback and get under the wooden planks to see a large, open, metal grate. There are flashes of light from what you could only imagine are a few flashlights.

Distant Sound: The exit!

Two forms rush past you, a slightly obese rooster whom you assume to be cock and an extremely thin female anthropomorphic roach whom you assume to be Rex. Both of them are in various states of slight undress, their clothes looking like they were melted, hanging on by a thread.

Rex?: Thanksgottagobye
Cock?: Fucking *pant* hate *pant* snaaaakes
Rex?: That’sracistasfuckbutIagreerightnowfuckfuckfuck

No. 1045377 ID: 0838d6
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They drop their remaining extermination tools, a big fumigation pack, large flashlight, and a halfway melted toolbox. Various tools spill out and the torch falls, conveniently highlighting the entrance to the sewer. And then you see it. From the distance you can’t tell how long it is, but you can tell that it’s about a meter tall snake, reaching around half your height. It rears its body back at the light before turning and facing you, hissing violently, but refusing to move forward.

You: …
Snake: …
You: …
You: Well, better than the alternative I guess.
Snake: Hissssssss

You pull out your comm and hit the Emergency App you were told to download by the government. It takes a few moments before your screen turns a bright red, to which the snake responds by spitting at you. At this distance you dodge it with ease, but see it melt the sand near your feet very slowly. Hmm.

A. Engage the beast
- It won’t have a chance to get deeper into the sewers
- What’s your opening gambit?

B. Wait for backup
- It will retreat deeper into the sewers
- You will get an opportunity to ask questions to Cock and Rex

C. Other
- Do something else, contact someone else, or ask specific questions
- The more things you do, the harder it will be to find the snake
- STATS PAGE: https://questden.org/wiki/Tension_Stats

You: RNGeezus it’s dark in there, and the sun is setting…
You: Maybe I can bait it out here?
You: But that might be BAD for the CITY if I fuck up…

No. 1045381 ID: e5709d

Fire staples into the beast's hide and retreat. Track them down later.
No. 1045384 ID: 8430b6

Initial thoughts, I think I'll choose A, cant let it cause damage down here and lose it. We gotta keep it here until backup arrives.

Spaghetti here seems to hate the light, which is probably why it isnt coming out, and responded negatively to the red light from our COMM. As an opening gambit, try to blind it with the flashlight aiming for the eyes, or the fumigation pack, and then while it's disoriented, TRANSFORM!
No. 1045389 ID: 1aeac2

A, you should jump in headfirst to your first big adventure. Roll the dice on making a splash!
No. 1045414 ID: 36784c


Use your awesome toned thighs to help you dodge attacks! Look for an opportunity to throw sewer water into its mouth with your telekinesis, then roll your dice and transform!
No. 1045415 ID: 8483cf

A, transform and ride the beast like a true teenage mutant ninja staple remover
No. 1045420 ID: dcead9

If the staples can do that I thinks it's a good idea. It's better to interrogate the exterminators before they have the chance to forget or confuse things.
No. 1045432 ID: e51896

We gave our telekinesis to Donna. Also, we can only use our powers when we transform.
No. 1045435 ID: 36784c

I thought the vote for that said we were only going to share that power with Donna? Sharing would imply letting her have some of it, not giving all of it to her!

>we can only use our powers when we transform.

Size Shifting and Telekinesis can be used whenever we want. The Nanobots can only be used while transformed.
No. 1045438 ID: e51896

Sorry about that, I might have gotten confused. When it said in the chart >>1043836 that "maybe with enough practice, you can emulate these capabilities outside the suit", it gave me the impression that that right now we can only use our powers when transformed and can only use them outside if we practice enough.
No. 1045439 ID: e303a1

Remember that Donna literally used her telekinesis earlier without a tension suit!
No. 1045440 ID: 7c0da2

I thought the nanobots were permanently grafted to the body but the size shifting require the suit?
Can't Donna just activate the suit anyway if it's needed?
No. 1045446 ID: 657851

>Sharing would imply letting her have some of it, not giving all of it to her!
Yeah, I thought sharing meant we'd just start at a Proficiency lower than C and we'd still have it, but it looks like we just completely gave away all of the Telekinesis to Donna.

I'm pretty sure this confusion is unintentional from when the mechanics of the quest were being made and will be clarified by the quest author(s) later.

>I thought the nanobots were permanently grafted to the body but the size shifting require the suit?
The Nanobots were permanently grafted to the suit and requires transforming to use them. The Size Shifting can be used without transforming.
No. 1045448 ID: 0838d6
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EDMANGO NOTE: First off, pic unrelated, have a picture of an alternate Hailey transformation that I had tippler concept, back before I knew how I wanted her helmet to work.

Updated the stat page with relevant info on what you can do in and out of the suit with powers, also let me clarify direct questions.

You can control your nanobots only when in suit, so if you de-transform you will lose control of them, turning them into HARMLESS dust (no iron bits in your lungs). I will also say for the sake of narrative convenience if the staples are reasonably far away from you they will stop functioning/turn into dust.

The chart itself says gift, I used the word share, to clarify, Donna has the Telekenesis now and Hailey does not. She's figuring it out and is fairy sized, as of right now she cannot transform.

You can size shift between 150-200cm when outside of the suit since you have yet to train, and between 30-300cm when inside the suit

Nanobots can only be used when transformed, yes, I decided that after tallying the votes and reading the vibes of what everyone said.

EDMANGO NOTE: I wanted to leave some things unclear for the sake of exploring them through the narrative but will clarify this for now so people do not get confused.

No. 1045456 ID: 7c0da2

Thanks for the explanations.

A. First grab the flash light the exterminators left behind and then transform to get access to the full extent of your powers. And get ready to shift your size down to dodge.
No. 1045457 ID: 657851

>A. Engage the beast
Those teeth aren't just for show. Bite the monster!
No. 1045464 ID: e5709d

A) Fire your nanomachines into the beast's mouth. Get them to puncture the acid glands (or staple them shut) and this fight is as good as won.
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