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1057778 No. 1057778 ID: 08229c

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My name is Mary.

I own a dungeon.

Not by choice, mind you. I was forced into this when the previous owner placed a curse on me after I tried to audit him. Now I'm the ruler of this place.

And by my hand, this shall be a grand dungeon.
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"... You know you don't have to listen to all of the crowns ideas... Or any of them, really..."
No. 1091267 ID: 08229c
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"... My apologies. But, don't worry Mary. I have the dungeon well in hand and the run has gone smoothly. While the crown has many varied ideas, I've found that quite a few of them have been a huge help. Two two of us can handle a single player run."

"Ugh... Are you sure? I already got a decent nap. I can take over for you."

"No, it's quite fine, truly. Here." Demonologist conjures a screen for Mary that will focus on Arcane. "This will let you keep an eye on things from the comfort of your bed."

"If it's just a single person it won't be much effort for me to run."

"No, it's quite alright. I insist. You're the dungeon master, everyone here needs you at your best."

"Ugh... Fine... But if I see anything going wrong..."

"It won't, just rest."

Demonologist gently guides her back to her room. Mary sighs, defeated, and shuffles back the rest of the way.
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Back with the runner, Sprout gives Arcane a few rare tokens and a scrap of the hoodlum's cloth.

The cloth will act as a scarf that assists with attacks, when it wants to. Gosh.

"Sweet! We got some loot! Hey, Magifans, make sure to use that #LootGet! Alright, q.t.pi, where are we going next?"

"Bweh?" Alex looks up, a bit startled that she was called cute. "Uh-!"

Hm. Looks like Arcane is expecting Alex to guide her to more adventure. This works, it will allow us to control where she goes next.

Where should she go?
No. 1091269 ID: a7a180

Should probably direct them to the cult in the ruins next. Beware stream lag - cut down on the number of lag mites on this run!
No. 1091271 ID: 1effd3

Ruins and Lagmites could be a good call. probably drive them through the forest first towards the ruins. place some of our chaos enemies. gummy wyrm could potentially be used later, but it might be too soon, plus, no idea of Arcanes talents atm besides swapping her stats around.
No. 1091289 ID: b613c5

I'd go with strange sounds in the graveyard at night. Go in, fight undead, find a tunnel to the ruins to meet the cult.
No. 1091298 ID: dc4bad

hmm, I think we should try to explore more of the hamlet for things, it's been mostly farm and ruins thus far.

>>1091289 graveyard sounds like it'd be a good call. have a bunch of skelly mooks for her to be baddass and smash up, then we can chaos up a couple of zombies as elites (or maybe have them meld into a flesh golem miniboss sorta deal? Chaotic Gravemass)
No. 1091300 ID: 1effd3

you mean... GATTAI?!
No. 1091322 ID: 08229c
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Let's go with the Graveyard. We currently have a few zombies and the ghost slime station there, but we can change things up and the direction we want the quest to go in. Right now it's set that the ghost slime will harass them until her orb is put to rest.


"Ah, well... There have been some issues in the local graveyard that we c-"

"A spooky graveyard! That sounds great, huh, Magifans! Gosh, I hope there's nothing spooky there! Hey, Alex, is it cool if I cling onto you if there's any creeeeeepy ghosts?"

"Uh... Yes?"

"Great! Well, let's go and have a Magical Time! #MagiTime!"


Alex leads the woman to the graveyard. Slimecrown is still a small place and the walk is short. Most of it is filled with Arcane doing live commentary on everything she sees and taking selfies.

When they arrive Alex opens the creaking gate

"This is where we buried the fallen after the great battle, many years ago. It's said that some still roam, trying to win a battle that has long since ended..."

Alex bows her head in solemn silence. It lasts a second.

"That's crazy! Check out this lore, Magifans! Oh, man, Alex, look! The chat loves you!"

"W-what? They do? Really?"

"Yeah! The views are spiking! Do a pose with me~"

Alex does a pose.

Alright, are we changing things up in here? It seems like she wants a scary experience.
No. 1091325 ID: 1effd3

Lets see what we got on call... we got lost warriors, lost wizard, zombies, ah ghost slime here typically. Watcher could be here, rousing the undead with Ghost Slimes Orb. with Watcher here, we could also have some chaos mobs here to GATTAI with each other, and the undead. If they win, could lead a secret path to the ruins that Watcher uses to escape.
No. 1091326 ID: a7a180

They say they want streamers to have the same experience any fan going through would, but... they lie, and numbers don't! Let's mix it up.
-Could we make D-Fens the gatekeeper?
-Put Fancy Mimic in a crypt, possibly holding the ghost slime's orb and running away after a jumpscare. No rust or dust - just an intimidatingly opulent treasure chest sitting in a perfectly normal crypt.
-Nesting doll shedding bits of layers all around the map to lay ambush objects for ghost slime to toss around.
-Music slime, play something spooky and non-copyrighted!
No. 1091327 ID: 8160fa

Definitely the lost warriors, lost wizard, and ghost slime for sure.

>It's said that some still roam, trying to win a battle that has long since ended..."

We could lean into that. Have them calling out things to each other, speaking as if they see this adventurer and Alex as chaos spawn. Or maybe even while clashing with our monsters to give her flashes of how they maybe still see this fight as the battle long ago to seal the primordial? Maybe during any time direct contact had made with the ghost slime? If such would be possible.
No. 1091328 ID: 5fee00

Huh. You know, I bet her weakness is getting poked in the left eye specifically.
No. 1091329 ID: dc4bad

wait wait wait, they're streaming, we can take advantage of this!

before any other undead appear, for sure have ghost slime do some background haunting that neither Arcane or Alex can see but naturally the viewers will comment on, it's perfect.

Build some tension before they actually catch sight of any ghoulies, ghosties or long-leggedy beasties.

can we place some some kind ouija board for or other appropriately spooky communication method (in-lore perhaps discarded by a townsperson trying to speak with ghost slime) for some haunting talk (perhaps even get some chaos interference in said communication)
No. 1091330 ID: dc4bad

ooh those are good, D-fens and fancy mimic especially.
Arcane is like the perfect mimic victim, since she probably not only falls for it but the act of getting got itself probably makes her sturdy enough to not immediately die to it
No. 1091464 ID: 08265b

Seconding ghost slime being spooky for the viewers.
No. 1091859 ID: 1667b2

Holy shit, Audit's back?!

All I got is to add in eyebrow licking to the list of "Unwanted physical contact that we will take legal action against".
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Demonologist gives the orders.

"(Oh gosh. Oh gosh. This is my big moment, isn't it? I'm so nervous... I don't know if I can do this... What if they think it's lame..?)"

"Hey, you got this kid. You're the scariest ghost I've ever seen."

"(R-really? You really think I can do this.)"

"Damn straight. Let's give them a good show, yeah?"

"(R-right! Okay-!)"
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The pair go into the graveyard. A soft but haunting song plays in the background as step through the rusty threshold. Fog obscures the area save for just a few feet in front of them.

"Hahaha-! Y-you know, Magifans, y'girl Arcane doesn't do well with horror games! I'm already shaking in my boots!"

"Don't worry, Arcane," Alex has her blade in hand already, "I'll do my best to keep you safe. We have been dealing with some grave robbers lately. Purely mundane and not-supernatural things."

"O-oh yeah? That's great. S-so! Wanna tell us a bit more about this place for the viewers at home?"

"Well, this is the hamlet's graveyard. We put many heroes to rest here after the great war against Slimecrown many years ago. But we also buried our enemies here, for the kingdom was not so savage as to let them rot in a ditch. But, the Queen's kindness was her folly, for their spirits still rise up to battle against these heroes. At least, that is what the tales say. I for one have never seen anything supernatural here."

"That's good! You hear that Magifans, y'girl Arcane's safe an-"
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". . ."
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No. 1092655 ID: 08229c
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Arcane grabs Alex and with a click of her heels she wheelies off with her in tow. Ghost Slime seems very pleased with her efforts.

"(That was fun-!)"

The scare was a success. Looks like they're heading to a crypt. What should we throw at them?
No. 1092656 ID: a7a180

Skulls! Then have their owners come looking for them.
No. 1092661 ID: cab992

great job, ghost slime!
No. 1092669 ID: f305a9

Arcane a cute, since she's YUM branded as well maybe we can run some sort of collaboration event with her.
No. 1092671 ID: dc4bad

Good job ghost slime!
Now we have the right mood going and can be spooky with more events.

I think for a while we can either lean into there being a plausible mundane explanation for the scares; creepy treasure chest opening on it's own with an attention-seeking creak was a mimic, the bones found all over the place are just there because of them grave robbers ect.
go full haunted grave rave; ghost slime is haunting many camera shots but is never there when looked at directly, zombie hands are clawing out of the soil of shallow graves and the implied horde of living dead hopefully making Arcane close the door behind them when they enter the crypt.
Which is naturally home to skeletons.
No. 1092672 ID: 1effd3

go ghost slime, go!
for the crypt: skelemans, and a single lagmite to drop on Arcanes head/shoulder
No. 1092759 ID: 4ad9bc

Lag is hell for streamers and their audience, might want to drop a pair of lagmites
No. 1092760 ID: 5b2941

we're trying to make this a good show, that'd be counter-productive. we want all those people watching to wanna come in too, this is free publicity
No. 1092761 ID: 1effd3

Thats why i suggested "1" lagmite, as it should hopefully only make Arcane scream in slowmo, and the audience doesnt get lagged
No. 1092768 ID: dac29c


Wait for them to go in the crypt and have the skeleton slam it shut behind them. They probably have a light source. So, let them look around with ghost slime peaking in and out until they and find the mimic. Mimic attacks and if possible, get their light source to start flickering (finally letting tech slime do something).
No. 1092899 ID: eb0a9c

Make the ground itself tear up and levitate so the resulting hole looks like a giant fanged mouth!
No. 1092900 ID: 273c18

I wonder if Tech Slime could put illusions into the stream itself... like, spooky shit that only the viewers can see.
No. 1093091 ID: 5b2941

since when do we have a Tech Slime?
No. 1093092 ID: a7a180

Since just now. If Dungeoneer can make monsters up, so can Demonologist!
No. 1093093 ID: 08229c
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What? There IS no Tech Slime. What are you talking about?

I mean...

There -could- be one. If we chose to make one... But this isn't really related to immediately helping out the Dungeon Master.

But it would potentially help the dungeon, and therefore help her...


But, I'm not the best at making new demons. I mostly just have records of ones already made. What if I screw it up? I'll just be wasting runes. Not just any runes, the Dungeon Master's runes.

A screw up like that could get me fired.

I.. I don't know. Maybe I should just stick with what we have.
No. 1093094 ID: a7a180

Deemo. Deems. Dee. C'mon. It's a slime. Water, tech. Just stick a computer in some jelly. How hard could it be?
No. 1093095 ID: 1effd3

I don't think it's a good idea to quickly throw together a monster DURING an active dungeon run.

But we can totally craft a tech slime afterwards. Mary won't be mad with you, she's a very forgiving boss. Except when Dungeoneer is involved.
No. 1093096 ID: 5b2941

It's gonna be a single rune because of the discount, it'll be fine. We'll take full responsibility. I suppose we could help? Someone with artistic skills, provide a mockup
No. 1093099 ID: 9f8647

No. 1093103 ID: 1effd3
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SOmehting like one of these?
No. 1093104 ID: dc4bad

Look we know from Oilivia that some runes don't fit neatly together and we don't wanna make a new slime without her supervision that will be in distress.

...That and if those runes DO combine, I feel like it won't be called tech slime, it'll be called Grey Goo
No. 1093105 ID: 273c18

Let's not risk it. We probably shouldn't mess with the stream anywho.
No. 1093107 ID: 53560f

As we are basically mary’s personal adviser and currently yours while she is resting, you can consider acting on our good ideas or us agreeing with your ideas as an automatic go-ahead without Mary around to greenlight it herself.
If you want to have a crack at it, go ahead, though we probably shouldn’t add it to the dungeon until after the current run ends so we can verify that it’s good to go. Also make sure to document it so Mary can learn what you did and that we greenlighted it for you, that’s usually the part she cares about most anyway.
Also it lets her correct the numbers later, she likes making the books look good.
No. 1093110 ID: 5fee00

Mary wouldn't fire a cutie like you!
No. 1093117 ID: 58dd24

>Grey Goo
There's more to creating a monster than combining runes and seeing what pops out. Remember, the ice elementals are just two water runes, same as OG Curi. Creator intent makes a big difference, and maybe creator skill too.

We don't NEED a tech slime for this run, and making a tech slime that doesn't short itself out might be a whole THING. I am happy for Demonologist to make a slime when we are not under a time crunch and when she has had some mentorship on it though.
No. 1093125 ID: f3e96f

It's at worst a single rune wasted, and it's such a perfect fit to improve the experience for this run. Mary has been running behind on making two rune slime varieties honestly, you'll be saving her work.

Just imagine a slime with big round glasses (glasses are tech), with a screen or a radar dish, or a cool robot hand.
No. 1093126 ID: eb0a9c

I'd recommend silicon gel and nanomachines.
No. 1093132 ID: 08229c
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Suggestion cut-off, please wait warmly
No. 1093133 ID: dc4bad

for sure, I more mean that the best compatibility I can think of for tech and slime conceptually is the grey goo.

but yeah, I agree it's not a thing we need to do right now.

speaking of the ice elementals they could be good miniboss material here. deathly cold made animate by the haunting of the area
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