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973220 No. 973220 ID: 2c5282

Boldly Coming Reboot: The Wrath of Khrax!

Space: the final frontier. These are the adventures several courageous men and woman willing to brave the sea of stars. Their life long mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and civilizations. To boldly come where no man or woman has come before.

Discussion Thread (starting on the relevant post): https://tezakia.net/kusaba/questdis/res/108793.html#133475
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No. 978716 ID: f2320a

>>978708
Support also huh i have never been scratched behind my ear but i have been petted and scratched on the scalp before and its quite pleasant if done right.
Huh his species and MC species combined would kinda look like a canine?
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No. 978718 ID: f2320a

>>974180
I just noticed he is holding his drink with his back leg its addorable
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No. 978719 ID: f2320a

>>978713
Thats some really good ideas and it will be a goodway too figure if we make weapon grade music
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No. 978720 ID: ba56e6

>>978704
Tell him his granny's pretty cool.

Also mention that you do happen to have an available friend who could use a wise figure to guide him in this strange place, in exchange for scratches and belly rubs. Perhaps putting in a word with him would be enough for some help?
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No. 978721 ID: 36784c

>>978720
Who are you talking about?
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No. 978752 ID: ba56e6

>>978721
Mel, of course.
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No. 978754 ID: 36784c

>>978752
I don’t think he’d appreciate us setting him up on a blind date with Zalia. Just leave Mel alone and let him meet someone on his own on the dating site.
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No. 978755 ID: 83ea8d

Ok, now is a very good time to explain to me what is so good about head and belly scratches.
Is something that you aren't supposed to do in public or something?

If you really don't want to deal with your sisters nor me giving your grandma head pats, what do you suggest? Is there another way out of here?
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No. 978772 ID: f9bc61

>>978704
>I demand scratches!
Considering that she just got finished threatening to have us deported and/or murdered if we didn't pet her, I'm going to say "no", and add that it's very lucky that we didn't try dating her. I don't know what Ztolt's sisters are like, but I'm willing to take my chances, because at this point I don't see how that could be a worse option than spending a single minute longer with a creep like her. I don't care what kind of sleazy scheming bullshit she comes up with, she isn't going to get physical affection with threats or force.

Is that what she's trying to do? She seemed pretty clear on that point, but then she went back to double-talk and veiled threats. If she really is willing to go that low, she should at least be honest about it. If not, the answer is still "no". And she'd better not try and play it off like she was just being playful or thought we liked it or some crap like that. I don't know what she considers "normal", but our species generally doesn't find death threats attractive.

In short, go to hell.
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No. 978790 ID: ba56e6

>>978772
Let's not say any of this, and embarrass ourselves.
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No. 978792 ID: 36784c

>>978790
I agree. Don’t say any of that!
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No. 978793 ID: b1b4f3

>>978772
No, she was saying she'd put in a good word if we gave her head scratches.
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No. 978794 ID: 6e6f32

>>978772
Eh. The threats seemed more like the the backwards charm of an old person teasing the young'ins. Toothless in intention but a mind-fuck regardless because they are very capable of going through with them.

In short, the overt threats mean Zalia is at ease.

I for one would look forward to being openly threatened in future meetings.
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No. 978796 ID: 9f00f4

Let's not say any of this. She was playing up her mystique somewhat. We can hardly expect to understand all the cultural connotations and subtext and expect the exact same sorts of sarcasm signals as we are used to.

Practice diplomacy and etiquette and restraint! All is likely not what it seems, here.
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No. 978797 ID: 9f00f4

>>978796
er, sorry, the 'not say any of this' was in response to
>>978772
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No. 978849 ID: a9af05

>>978713
>Play Ztolt's gift in garage to drive away his sister's
That might work.
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No. 978858 ID: f9bc61

>>978790
She has spent most of this conversation showing off how much she's been stalking Tristan while threatening his life and freedom and trying to extort affection out of him. "It would be embarrassing to refuse" is a rather low priority at this point. The more important thing to consider is that trying to appease power-abusing predatory creeps is very much not worth it.

>>978796
There's no good reason to assume that "I will abuse my power to destroy your life and possibly kill you if you don't give me what I want" means something other than what it says. If by some alien logic she didn't mean threats when she said threats, we should take the opportunity to inform her that her efforts are not appreciated. Anyone who actually means well would understand such a reaction.

If she wants to be friendly, she can be friendly. If she wants to be a repulsive bully, she can be a bully. She can't have it both ways.
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No. 978859 ID: 6e6f32

>>978858
I dunno man. This seems like a very thin skinned read of the situation.
Though it would make sense if Tristan had been traumatized by an abusive narcissist in the past.

We are technically in control of Tristan's history...
Do... Do we want a close relative (perhaps his mother), to have been a narcissistic psychopath?
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No. 978862 ID: 9f00f4

>>978858
Have you never heard of sarcasm or playing to a role??
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No. 978864 ID: ba56e6

>>978858
What the hell are you on about? The threats and warnings were if we do something to hurt Ztolt, it has nothing to do with her wanting scratches or belly rubs. I said nothing about it being embarrassing to refuse to give her scratches or belly rubs. I said that going off half-cocked and badmouthing her in front of her great great grandson, our date, is incredibly stupid and embarrassing.
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No. 978884 ID: 2c5282
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978884

>Mention that you do happen to have an available friend who could use a wise figure to guide him in this strange place, in exchange for scratches and belly rubs. Perhaps putting in a word with him would be enough for some help?
You mean Mel? Nah, your mate probably already got a date lined up by now. Besides, who knows what he’s actually interested in? There was this nerd bug gal there too, right? He’s a nerd and she’s a nerd and… they can be nerd together or something… or are you just being a git right now, thinking all nerds are just nerds?
>Ztolt mentioned that there’s Ralome music going on 30/10 in his house.
There is some odd… you might call it classical sounding music playing here, yes… but it’s rather low, making it hard to actually hear it most of the time…

>Considering that she just got finished threatening to have us deported and/or murdered if we didn't pet her, I'm going to say "no".
To be fair, you did fucking ask her to threaten you openly… and you’re the one who brought up murder; she quite clearly made a point that anything she might do to you wouldn’t involve bodily harm. Not to mention, her threats was about you being a fool and trying to blackmail or extort their family or some other shit, not about her not getting pets. But yes, she’s clearly not someone you want on your bad side…
>She's been stalking Tristan and trying to extort affection out of him.
While her knowing everything about you is fucking creepy, you agree, but you’re pretty sure she isn’t serious about the petting… at least, you don’t think so?
>The threats seemed more like the backwards charm of an old person teasing the young'ins. Toothless in intention but a mind-fuck regardless because they are very capable of going through with them.
…she does remind you a lot of your own grandmother before she died, true…
>The overt threats mean Zalia is at ease.
She does seem a lot less tense right now compared to when this conversation started… in fact, you can’t help but notice that she’s becoming more and more affectionate as the time goes on as well. When you first saw her she was keeping her distance and observing you intently, but now… now she’s leaning against your leg completely relaxed…
>Tell her to go to hell.
Let’s not fucking insult the person who can destroy your life with a word, especially right in front of your date. You speak from experience when you say that things usually go to shit if you do.

>Tell him his granny's pretty cool.
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm…
:ZtoltBC: Don’t encourage her!
>if you do end up facing the sisters ask him what you can expect from them.
:ZaliaBC: Oh, why, they are simply two impulsive and petty children without any class.
:ZtoltBC: That’s… I would call them a pair of scumsuckers, but that works.
:TristanBC: So… no need to fucking worry then?
:ZaliaBC: Quite the opposite, actually dear. They let their emotions get the best of them for the pettiest reasons… and more than willing to try and act on it. A dangerous combination with our influence and wealth, hmhm.
:ZtoltBC: And fucking with me is probably just petty enough of a reason…
:ZaliaBC: But don’t fret, dear, I won’t let them do anything to bad.

>Ztolt, if you don't want me to give your great grandmother scratches, I won't, but I really don't mind if you're just worried for my sake.
:ZtoltBC: It’s not for your sake, it’s because it’s degrading! We’re not animals, just because we slither across the floor!
:ZaliaBC: Bah, scratches behind the ear feels so good, so why bother?
:ZtoltBC: Gran gran, stop trying to get scratches already!
:ZaliaBC: Never!
>Ok, now is a very good time to explain to me what is so good about head and belly scratches. Is something that you aren't supposed to do in public or something?
:ZaliaBC: It’s just some head pats, dear. It’s like… hugging. Something you do to people you care about and… hmhm… fancy…
:ZtoltBC: It makes us feel like pets and not people.
>Tell him you don't think it's degrading. We are all animals. We all want to be touched.
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm, exactly, dear…
:ZtoltBC: Ugh, still… it feels… wrong…
:ZaliaBC: Yet still so right, hmhm… Little Ztolly here is just too proud to admit that he loves them too.
:ZtoltBC: No, I am not… hmph…

>Lesser of two evils, Ztolt. I don't mind giving head scratches, or possibly head scratches and belly rubs.
Does he really think it will be LESS unpleasant to deal with his sisters than to tolerate you giving his gran some platonic physical affection?
:ZtoltBC: Ugh… my sisters would be a lot worse…
:ZaliaBC: See, it’s not so bad…
:ZtoltBC: This is why I didn’t want you to meet my family yet… this is just… embarrassing…
>offer both scratches?
:ZaliaBC: That’s a great idea, dear.
:ZtoltBC: What? It’s not about… it’s about the head scratches, not the lack of them!

>Tristan, can you whistle? I’m sure you could whistle really loudly at Ztolt’s sisters to make them go away. Maybe even give Ztolt and Zalia a demonstration to see if whistling would work.
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm, that’s a horrid sound, yes…
:ZtoltBC: It’s annoying, but it won’t scare anyone away. Just… don’t do that again, alright?
>Actually, remember your music that you gave to Ztolt as a gift? Perhaps you could play that in the garage to scare away his sisters?
:ZtoltBC: …why would your music…?
:TristanBC: I mean, very loudly.
:ZtoltBC: Well, it would probably drive the scumsuckers away, sure, but they’ll know I did it… and just wait near the elevator instead.
:TristanBC: So… just increase the music there as well?
:ZaliaBC: Now, now, there are other people here who don’t deserve being blasted with music, dear, hmhm…
>If you really don't want to deal with your sisters nor me giving your grandma head pats, what do you suggest? Is there another way out of here?
:ZtoltBC: Just go out the main entrance and call my car from there?
:ZaliaBC: Your sisters are laying on your car to make sure it doesn’t fly anywhere, dear.
:ZtoltBC: Well… fuck… then I don’t know?
:ZaliaBC: Or I can just go down there and tell them the truth. I need to head over there and get your father in the lounge anyway, hmhm… all it will cost you is a few head scratches…
:ZtoltBC: Huh? Truth?
:ZaliaBC: That I saw you dressed in a bathrobe and swimming trunks up here with a special friend of course! Hmhm, why, they would waste no time trying to get the pool before you did, dear…
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No. 978889 ID: 2aa5f0

hold hand over Zalia, look towards Ztolt to make sure it's ok, if so give Zalia head scratches until she agrees to distract the sisters, if not then put hand back down.
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No. 978890 ID: a38353

I dunno, the Head scratches are starting to sound like a good idea Ztolt.
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No. 978905 ID: b1b4f3

>>978884
Hmm. Well, that would work wouldn't it? And we have no way of luring them somewhere on our own.

>we are not pets
Well you'll just do it in a way that isn't like a pet, then.
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No. 978919 ID: 36784c

>>978884
>That I saw you dressed in a bathrobe and swimming trunks up here with a special friend of course! Hmhm, why, they would waste no time trying to get the pool before you did, dear…
And that will work because they’ll assume we’re going to the pool, when we’re not.

I hate to say it Ztolt, but I think we’re gonna need your gran gran’s help here.

>we’re not pets
Then don’t think of it like treating you like a pet. Instead, think about it like we’re helping scratch an itch that you can’t reach.
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No. 978924 ID: 4a7d07

> That I saw you dressed in a bathrobe and swimming trunks up here with a special friend of course! Hmhm, why, they would waste no time trying to get the pool before you did, dear…

Ma'am, you terrific. This is as good as we get, Ztolt, I can't think of anything better than this plan.

>we’re not pets

Pets are not the only ones that like to get touch, honey. I am all in for a good scratch in placeses I can't reach~
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No. 978926 ID: 4a7d07

If we ARE to give her scratches, might as well give some to him. I love seeing his leg stomp the ground in excitement.
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No. 978951 ID: ba56e6

>>978884
Offer Ztolt to give you head scratches instead. Then you can be his pet!
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No. 978952 ID: 9f00f4

>>978951
And ear scratches! And that spot under the chin! ... would a neck rub be too much to ask?

... You know what? You need to do the 'learn interspecies massage' thing. Surely there are classes? And some of the instructors would be keen on learning the specifics of a new species, maybe you could get some books and instructional videos appropriate to your own species on the topic?
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No. 978978 ID: f9bc61

>>978884
>To be fair, you did fucking ask her to threaten you openly
...No? All we did was call her out on her thinly-veiled threats, because she wasn't the first annoying creep to try that today. She's the one that decided to twist our words and use them as an excuse to escalate to direct threats, despite that being the exact opposite of what we meant. And she was still vague about what she was trying to bully us into doing or not doing; she didn't mention blackmail or anything actually bad like that except for saying how easy it is for her and that murdering us would be slightly less convenient.

>But yes, she’s clearly not someone you want on your bad side
We should try not to be on any side of someone like her. If she thinks we're going against her, she'll do any petty and vindictive thing she thinks she can get away with, but if we give in to her, she'll start wondering how much more she can take. The best option is to make an excuse to disengage before we have to touch her, and hope we can stay away from her until she either gets bored and starts stalking someone else or dies of old age.

>While her knowing everything about you is fucking creepy, you agree, but you’re pretty sure she isn’t serious about the petting… at least, you don’t think so?
Assuming the best of someone who brags about how easily she could have us killed would just be wishful thinking even if we were talking about our own species. She's from an "alien" culture that, for all we know, might think that sexual extortion is just being "playful" or "cute" or something. All we do know is that she wants us to think she's in a position of power and is happy to abuse it. If she really doesn't mean what she said, she'll be able to take "no" for an answer.

Make a mental note to look into how much power she actually has and whether the immigration laws would actually allow her to do what she's threatening to do. Also make a note to talk to Ztolt about the stalkling and threats at some point, ideally when his creepy grandmother is out of earshot; calling her out right now would only result in her either denying it in front of Ztolt and doing something spiteful later, or just going back to direct threats.

At the moment, we have very good reasons to assume the worst of her, and no reason to assume anything else. We need to tread lightly, but we can't make the mistake of thinking of her as a friend.

>Your sisters are laying on your car to make sure it doesn’t fly anywhere, dear.
Can he pilot it remotely to make it turn on its side or something?

If not that, then can he use the radio to play a sound that would drive them off and then call it to us? They can't block our path if they don't know where we are.

There could be another way to lure them away. Is there anything else he can tell us about them? Do they have any meetings or anything usually scheduled around this time? Some other interests that we could use to distract them? Picking on their little brother can't be the only thing they do for fun.

Are there any household servants around who would be willing to spread gossip to them? If they hear about it from Zalia, they might think she's just trying to trick them to help Ztolt, but if they hear it from gossipping servants, it might be more believable.

What if we just left and called a cab? That would get us where we needed to go faster than any weird scheme, and have the added benefit of leaving Ztolt's sisters waiting around doing nothing for several hours. They won't even be able to blame him for it, because they decided to get in his way on their own, without him lying to them or anything.
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No. 978979 ID: 9f00f4

>>978978

Look man, I think you are reading way, way, way too deep into this and taking this way too seriously and being a bit too paranoid. You seem to be the only participant that is seeing this much into this situation and her comments. Can we take this line of inquiry to the disc thread?
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No. 979189 ID: 2c5282
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>You need to do the 'learn interspecies massage' thing. Surely there are classes?
There has to be, but you really don’t have the time right now, do you? You’re on a bloody date after all, mate.
>If we ARE to give her scratches, might as well give some to him. I love seeing his leg stomp the ground in excitement.
He doesn’t stomp, he scratches the floor… and it’s fucking adorable.

>Ma'am, you terrific.
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm… why, Mr. Dowe, I can’t do anything but agree…
:ZtoltBC: Ugh, can you two stop that already? It’s getting annoying…

>There could be another way to lure them away. Is there anything else he can tell us about them? Picking on their little brother can't be the only thing they do for fun.
:ZaliaBC: Why, I do believe they’ve put aside some time for their favorite pass time.
:ZtoltBC: Of course they have… those two scumsuckers must have figured out I was going on a date somehow…
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm, probably by simply observing that you were getting ready for one earlier, like I did. Though, dear, I did see them go into your room while you were getting your clothes pressed…
:ZtoltBC: What!? Those fucking bitches! They’ve been in my messages again, haven’t they!? Gah! How do they keep figuring out my passwords?
:ZaliaBC: Maybe stop writing it down on a note right next to your datapad?
:ZtoltBC: …Shut up…
>Can he pilot it remotely to make it turn on its side or something?
:ZtoltBC: I wish I should just drive into the sky with them on it before shacking them off, but sadly that’s impossible.
:ZaliaBC: It’s programmed to not drive if it detects a person on it… to prevent… hmhm… accidents…
:ZtoltBC: I can play a warning telling them to get off, but they are probably expecting that…

>What if we just left and called a cab?
:ZtoltBC: …a what?
:ZaliaBC: An automobile for hire, dear.
:TristanBC: You’ve never had a cab before, mate?
:ZtoltBC: Why would I? I’ve had a private auto-car since I was a teenager. And I rather not get into one either… I’ve heard stories and they… they are fucking disgusting…
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm, it’s not that bad… or are you saying you rather help me get scratches than take a taxi, hmm?
:ZtoltBC: …ugh… yes… yes, I rather see him scratch you then get into some scum filled, end of the river driven scrap heap that rolls on the ground.
:TristanBC: There would be the added benefits in that it would leave those wankers in the garage in the dark, forcing them to maybe waste hours waiting for us down there.
:ZaliaBC: Why, dear, I don’t think they will take that long before they figure out that something is wrong… or simply grow bored, hmhm…
>Are there any household servants around who would be willing to spread gossip to them?
:ZaliaBC: Servants? Really? Hmhm, what kind of civilization do you come from, dear? But no, we don’t have anyone under our employ here that isn’t family.

>I dunno, the Head scratches are starting to sound like a good idea Ztolt.
:ZaliaBC: I do concur, dear, hmhm…
:ZtoltBC: Ugh… it’s still…
:TristanBC: If I do it in way that isn’t like petting a pet then?
:ZtoltBC: And how do you suggest we do that?
:TristanBC: How about… instead of thinking it like petting… think of it like… I’m helping you scratch that fucking itch you can’t reach yourself.
:ZtoltBC: …Tris, there isn’t a spot on my body I can’t reach.
:TristanBC: But my scratches feel nicer?
:ZaliaBC: They probably do, indeed, hmhm…
:ZtoltBC: …yes, yes they do… but still..
>Offer Ztolt to give you head scratches instead. Then you can be his pet!
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm, should I give the two of you some privacy?
:ZtoltBC: Oh, shut up. I rather not… I really liked playing around with your soft fur, sure, but… just… it’s not a pet thing, alright?
:TristanBC: Just two bros scratching each other’s bloody backs then? Oh! And ear scratches! And that spot under the chin! …would a neck rub be too much?
:ZtoltBC: I wouldn’t say bros but… alright, I relent, fine… just don’t scratch me in public, alright?
:TristanBC: Deal.
:ZaliaBC: Then let’s get to scratching, hmhm…
:ZtoltBC: Let’s get this over with…

You start scratching Madam Zalia behind her ear fins, making her purr in delight while she wags the tip of her tail. At the same time, Ztolt comes up behind you and starts playing around with your fur again, trying to find the best spots for his claws to scratch you on. It’s clear that he is having a good time, as you can hear his back leg scratch against the floor even without having to look back at him.

:ZaliaBC: Hmhm, you know, dear, you could have just combined the ideas you came up with earlier and it would have worked.
:ZtoltBC: Huh? What do you mean?
:TristanBC: If we played my music really loud in the garage, we would scare away those gits and let you call your car from the front door, eh?
:ZtoltBC: …then why didn’t we…?
:TristanBC: Because I wanted some bloody head scratches too?
:ZaliaBC: Hmhm… besides, it’s easier this way, isn’t it, dear?
:ZtoltBC: …okay, I admit, I liked give you scratches, Tris, so sure… I admit that this was a fine plan…
:ZaliaBC: Now, if you two love bugs will excuse me, I need to uphold my end of the bargain. It was a delight meeting you, Tristan.
:TristanBC: It was… um… nice meeting you too, Madam… Zalia was it?
:ZtoltBC: Right… let’s head outside and get the car that way…
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The plan seems to go off without a hitch, as the two of you soon find yourself back inside Ztolts auto-car.

>talk to Ztolt about the stalking and threats.
:ZtoltBC: Oh no, don’t tell me she did the whole “fools” thing again. Ugh, no, don’t mind her, she’s just really embarrassing, that’s all…
:TristanBC: …so you’re telling me her bark is worse than her bite? No need to bloody worry, eh?
:ZtoltBC: What? No? I don’t know what trees have to do with it, but her bite is fucking vicious! If you managed to get her angry, she will wreck your shit, you hear? Just be happy that she’s a very patient woman and not a petty, impulsive bitch like both of my sisters.
:TristanBC: Um… so I should be worried?
:ZtoltBC: Tristan, if you somehow manage to piss her off enough to make her angry, you’ve probably done something so scumsuckingly stupid that I’ll wreck your shit before she has a chance to. So no, no need to be worried… unless you’re planning something stupid…
:TristanBC: The only stupid thing I’m planning is having a great date with an adorable and cute Raolme!
:ZtoltBC: …heh… I’m not cute, dammit… *snrk*… but seriously, don’t worry about Gran gran, she won’t bite unless you do something that warrants it… and she is a very patient woman, so it’s hard to get her to bite in the first place. I guess patience is something that’s required to get as old as her…
:TristanBC: …and the stalking?
:ZtoltBC: I won’t be surprised if she got one of those bodyguards of hers following us around. She usually does that when she thinks one of us might be up to something… as she puts it, foolish… I guess going on a blind date with a new alien species without doing research might be a bit foolish, but I rather be a fool than a fucking bore, heh.
:TristanBC: Hear, hear! Fucking fools, the lot of us!

The two of you make a quick stop at your apartment to pick up your swimming trunks as well as giving you a chance to change into a bathrobe on your own. You can hear Mel in the shower, so you simply yell a “thanks, mate” to him before leaving, not wanting to disturb him to much in there.

Ztolt was right that everything is close when you have a flying car, as it barely takes a few minutes for you to make your way to your next location, a place called “Ystran R&R Spa”. The first thing that strikes you when you enter is the darkness, as there’s barely a light inside the place at all, the only thing that’s lit up is the receptionist and her desk. It would be creepy if it wasn’t for the soothing music playing and the pleasant scents that fills the air…

:NonNH: Welcome to House Yzstran Rest and Relaxation Spa, how may this humble lady be of service, Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu-
:ZtoltBC: Just call me Ztolt.
:NonNH: - kh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the second? We’ll have any room you desire ready for use as soon as possible, Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu ton o Ankh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the second… and… associate?
:ZtoltBC: …you see what I have to live with?
:TristanBC: ...geez…
:NonNH: Now, Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu ton o Ankh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the second, do you wish to rent one of our VIP rooms, containing a warm bubble pool, a cold pool and a nice, free massage from our best therapeutic employees? We can also offer Flaûgnir rock treatment, Mrrghian mind cleaning, Tuulian slime bath, Khraxian manicures or a traditional Raolme scale polishing session as well as a classic aroma treatment. Oh, and we also have two of those new Burettian saunas, both dry and… steamed?
:TristanBC: Err… quick question… why is everything so dark in here?
:NonNH: … …we can put out a few scented candles for your associate, Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu ton o Ankh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the second, if you so desire it.
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No. 979192 ID: 9f00f4

Oh, by the way, in my culture, well, certain parts of it at least, cute or adorable has a much broader meaning than 'child-like'. Just keep that in mind, okay? It works for certain types of 'attractive' and 'compelling'. How it's used is a bit hard to describe and varies from nation to nation.
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No. 979193 ID: a38353

well it's pretty much Ztolt's show at the moment, he's been here before so lets follow his lead.
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No. 979194 ID: 9f00f4

>>979192
(Only say that when you are private with Ztolt)

"Yea, some scented candles would be nice. I'm a visual-primary species, and me tripping over Ztolt would be unpleasant for him, don't you think? Uh, do you guys have anything safe and appropriate for my species?"
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No. 979196 ID: b1b4f3

>>979190
Candles please, you like seeing things.
Uh, also not sure what most of that stuff is. Can we get some details?
I bet that aromatherapy one won't agree with your nose, considering the herbal bouquet thing.
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No. 979203 ID: 855b59

I was starting to think of naughty things when i heard the words "dark" but then i remembered that they can actually hear everything. Damn it.
Well in any case, a few candels would be nice, yes. Could ye be a dear and ask for some, Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu ton o Ankh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the second?

I won't call you that every time but is fun when they do it every five seconds... until it's not.
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No. 979297 ID: f9bc61

>>979189
>you could have just combined the ideas you came up with earlier and it would have worked.
>then why didn’t we?
Because she's been making vague threats for as long as we've known her and we couldn't risk doing smonething that wasn't her plan. If all we wanted was headpats from Ztolt, we'd have just waited until we had some time along and not had to deal with his creepy grandmother getting her space rocks off.

Ugh, it really feels like we need a bath after that. And now that we've encouraged her, she'll think of us when she wants something. All we can do at this point is hope it isn't anytime soon.

>>979190
Well, hopefully that all translates to "she won't press the issue if we refuse", but at the moment there's no way to know with any reasonable level of certainty. Currently, I'd rather just hope that the rest of our day goes well and has nothing to do with her.

We should check our clothes for tracking devices when we change them.

>associate
It's "Tristan". You can just say that. It's a lot easier.

>everything is darkness
Well, it looks to be a Raolme-focused bath house, so it's to be expected. I don't suppose we have a waterproof phone, do we? Those usually have a "light source" function built in somewhere.

>scented candles
What kind of scents are we talking about? Do they have a guide for whether they're safe for our species? I hope we can find a sweet spot between "enough light to see comfortably" and "not too much smoke to breathe comfortably".

>massage
I'm not sure how well that would go. Our bodies are a lot firmer and less flexible than Raolme bodies, especially on the inside around the skeleton.

>rock treatment
And they use the rocks... how, exactly?

>slime bath
That sounds potentially hazardous.

>mind cleansing
That sounds very potentially hazardous. Definite pass on anything involving weird mind-controlling stuff.

>manicures
That sounds nice. How long has it been since Tristan painted his nails?

Ztolt mentioned "sucker fish" a while back. Do you think they have those here? On second thought, that's probably a bad idea. I don't know what parts of Burettian anatomy they'd consider "dirty" and I don't want to find out the hard way.

>>979203
>teasing Ztolt about his name
Probably shouldn't. He wouldn't appreciate it. It's funny to us, but he's had to hear it four times already in this one conversation. He's long past the "it gets old fast" stage by now.

>naughty things
He probably wouldn't appreciate that either. We've gotta build up to it gradually with him.
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No. 979339 ID: 9f00f4

>>979297
Dude, give it a rest with your paranoia and disgust about Madame Zalia, okay? She's not actually as bad as you think!
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No. 979345 ID: b1b4f3

>>979297
What is wrong with you? The facts do not support your point of view. This is the third time telling you. Please come back to reality.
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No. 979348 ID: f2320a

>>979297
Do they get a big flat rock slab they slowly ad weight to while you are under it? Hmm heated rolling pins? Deep tissue massages that need the patron to soften all there bones? Vapors that bleaces nostrils the brain cleaning worries me either weird psi stuff or something that requires a soft skull
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No. 979349 ID: a9af05

>>979297
You are the only person that cares about this, while everyone else has moved on. Please stop bringing this up.
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No. 979351 ID: 9f00f4

>>979348
What are you talking about?

Uhm. Tristan, be super careful about any joking-type instincts to make up weird, fanciful made-up spa treatments, you could accidentally compare someone to some unknown group that would cause insult. Just ask, generally, what things are appropriate to your own species based on the data they have on your kind.
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No. 979383 ID: 2c5282
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979383

>I was starting to think of naughty things when i heard the words "dark" but then i remembered that they can actually hear everything. Damn it.
Hey, let’s keep our mind out of the fucking gutter, eh mate? Naughty things can wait until… tonight? If we’re lucky? You get the feeling Ztolt need a bit of time before he gets comfortable with naughty things.
>Well, it looks to be a Raolme-focused bath house, so it's to be expected that it’s dark.
…they wouldn’t need any lights, what with them being blind…
>I don't suppose we have a waterproof phone, do we? Those usually have a "light source" function built in somewhere.
You have one of those alien data pads that you’re pretty sure are bloody waterproof… though you have no idea how to activate any kind of light on it.
>Could ye be a dear and ask for some, Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu ton o Ankh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the second?
…while it would be fun to tease the shit out of him…
>He wouldn't appreciate it. It's funny to us, but he's had to hear it four times already in this one conversation. He's long past the "it gets old fast" stage by now.
…now is probably not the time. Let’s wait until a bit later to fuck with him, when it becomes funny for both of you again.

>Oh, by the way, in my culture, well, certain parts of it at least, cute or adorable has a much broader meaning than 'child-like'. Just keep that in mind, okay?
You lean over and whisper this to Ztolt…
:ZtoltBC: Huh? No, that’s not… the problem is that it’s just so… so… well… feminine? I don’t like being called feminine things; remind me to much of my sisters constant scum suckery, but… you don’t mind being called cute, right? Because you are. Cute I mean.
:TristanBC: No sweat, mate. I’m fine with cute. Well, what did you say earlier… handsome was fine?
:ZtoltBC: Yeah, handsome. And Gorgeous. Or even good-looking, stylish or suave.
:TristanBC: Well, you’re the most fucking handsome and majestic gentleman with the most impressive suave I’ve ever met, gorgeous!
:ZtoltBC: Oh! Majestic! I like that, cutie!


>It's "Tristan". You can just say that. It's a lot easier.
:NonNH: Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu ton o Ankh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the seconds associate Tristan, yes.
:TristanBC: Just Tristan.
:NonNH: Sir Ztolte-
:TristanBC: Tristan.
:NonNH: Sir Zt-
:ZtoltBC: His name is Tristan.
:NonNH: Sir Tristan, yes.
>Candles please, you like seeing things.
:NonNH: Of course, sir Tristan.
:TristanBC: I'm a visual-primary species, and me tripping over Ztolt would be unpleasant for him, don't you think?
:ZtoltBC: Heh, like I’d give you the chance…
:NonNH: I’ll tell the others to prepare a few of the candles.
>What kind of scents are we talking about? Do they have a guide for whether they're safe for our species?
:NonNH: All the scents we use are guaranteed to be safe for all alien species, sir Tristan.
:ZtoltBC: But just to be safe, please use the faintest scents you have, Madame.
:NonNH: Of course, Sir Ztolteskanx tol Xai, chu ton o Ankh, Metre of Etrall, Est de zartel o Xaito, the second.
:ZtoltBC: *Sigh*…

>It's pretty much Ztolt's show at the moment, he's been here before so let’s follow his lead.
:ZtoltBC: Huh? I haven’t been here before? Didn’t I tell you that I’ve never been to a public bathhouse, instead I’ve always used my private pool back home?
:TristanBC: Oh… right… shit…
>Also not sure what most of that stuff is. Can we get some details?
:NonNH: Well, Sir Tristan, I am sure you already know what a bubble bath is. As for the massage, it is a standard Raolme massage conducted by our very best therapeutic employees, able to smoothen out any muscle or bone knot you may have with a flick of a claw.
:TristanBC: I'm not sure how well that would go. Our bodies are a lot freaking firmer and less flexible than Raolme bodies, especially on the inside around the bloody skeleton.
:ZtoltBC: A massage does sound nice, though…
:NonNH: No need to worry, Sir Tristan, our best therapeutic employees are trained to please all alien species. As for our classic aroma treatment, it’s a pleasant experience for any hardworking snout.
:TristanBC: I’m not sure it will agree with my nose, consider that herb fuckup we had earlier…
:ZtoltBC: Letting my snout relax for a bit does sound rather pleasant…
:NonNH: We are sure we can tailor the experience for your needs, Sir Tristan. Then we have our exotic Flaûgnir rock treatment! Bound to flatten you out and make you feel twice as long!
:TristanBC: Err… And they use the rocks... how, exactly?
:ZtoltBC: Oh, I’ve always wanted to try a Flaûgnir massage…
:NonNH: Why, heating them up and placing them on your body at key locations of course! Not to mention that the Flaûgnir species themselves are silicon based, making them the perfect candidate to give a hard and rough massage. Then may I recommend a Tuulian slime bath? The acid will soften your scales and deeply clean every nook and cranny on your body.
:TristanBC: That sounds potentially hazardous. I really don’t want to take a dip in bloody acid, mate!
:ZtoltBC: It does clean the scales though! You almost feel… well, more naked when you get out of it.
:NonNH: We can ensure that you will be no hazardous situation, Sir Tristan. Then how about the Mrrgh’ian mind cleaning, were we use docile Mrrgh’ian spores to infect your brain structure to clean it of any stress and ill thoughts?
:TristanBC: That sounds very potentially hazardous. Definite pass on anything involving weird mind-controlling stuff.
:ZtoltBC: Yeah, no. No mushroom stuff, please.
:NonNH: We can guarantee that there are no danger in the procedure nor-
:ZtoltBC: No.
:NonNH: Very well. May we also recommend a Khraxian manicure?
:TristanBC: That sounds nice. I haven’t had my nails done since before I went into space.
:ZtoltBC: I’ve never really had a manicure before…
:NonNH: Our trained professionals will make short work of any nail problems you might have, good sirs. We even have an authentic Khraxian mechanical saw file as well as fresh Khraxian pigments made of real Khraxian blood.
:TristanBC: Wait, mechanical saw file? Blood pigments!?
:NonNH: Exotic, no? Oh! And our traditional Raolme scale polishing session includes real Elyxian sucker fish imported all the way from the home lands.
:TristanBC: That's probably a bad idea. I don't know what parts of Burettian anatomy they'd consider "dirty" and I don't want to find out the hard way.
:ZtoltBC: I do love sucker fish sessions, though…
:NonNH: And then there’s our newest addition! Authentic Burettian saunas! Installed just a week ago so… um… I’m not sure how they work yet? It’s something about heating water and sweating? I believe?

>Uh, do you guys have anything safe and appropriate for my species?
:NonNH: Of course! Let me check… hmhm… yes… I… um… I can’t really place your smell… or shape… or the sound you make… you’re a…?
:TristanBC: Burettian?
:NonNH: Ah! Yes! Of course! The new ones! No wonder I didn’t recognize you! Then let’s see… Burettian… Burettian… Burettian… um… that’s… odd? We do not have any instructions concerning Burettian… in fact; I do believe you’re the first Burettian that’s ever had the honor to visit our humble little spa, Sir Tristan. Oh! You might even be the first Burettian to ever visit a Raolme spa! No wonder we don’t have any information about your kind!
:TristanBC: …that’s fucking fantastic…
:NonNH: It is, isn’t it! It must be a true honor to be the first of your kind to ever experience our spa culture!
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No. 979390 ID: 2aa5f0

uh, well, I guess maybe try one of everything but the mushrooms and slime bath? Not comfortable with something messing with your mind and the slime thing sounds like it could be a pain, either as it probably suck to get acidic slime on porous skin and even if the slime is harmless not sure how fun it would be to get it out of fur. But as for everything else, they are professional, I'm sure they can adjust things to at least be comfortable for you.

Oh and might as well tell them how saunas work back home since they seem a little loss on that one.
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No. 979394 ID: 855b59

Well, if the masagists know how to experiment with new species without hurting them, we could try that. And some basic manicure.
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No. 979395 ID: b1b4f3

Bubble bath is obviously fine and Ztolt came here for the purpose of getting one so let's get a VIP room for starters.
Okay, so, are the massage professionals trained to service Burettians? I know for a fact that a badly done massage is not comfortable at all, so if they don't know your anatomy then it won't work out. Though, maybe you could teach one of them to do a light massage if you know the basics. Or maybe there's an alien species with similar internal structures?

The heated stones are similar to something on Earth so that should work fine for you. All you'd have to do is verify that they are a safe temperature.
Slime bath probably won't work for you even with a non-corrosive acid, as earth species prefer a neutral PH. Even mildly acidic fluids can cause skin irritation over a long period of exposure. Fur is even more vulnerable.
Manicure could work IF they know how the proper length of Burettian claws/nails. Don't want them cutting down to the quick.

Sauna might be neat, but you'd have to ask Ztolt how he can handle heat. You'll also need to ask what temperature they have it set at. Even on Earth people sometimes set the heat too high.

Time is limited though, I don't think we can choose every compatible option. If I had to choose something to drop it'd be the sauna, but you could go inspect it for the spa's sake.
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No. 979396 ID: a38353

well, bath for sure. we can probably trust the massage people not to break us in half even if they don't know our species well. The Rocks are probably good if they aren't at an insane tempeture, no mushrooms. no acid and sucker fish, atleast not for Us, if Ztolt wants to do those he can. Any kind of Saw sounds a bit much for our claws. And we should probably avoid the Sauna, even though it's for our species they don't actually know how it works yet which is just....asking for complications.
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No. 979421 ID: ba56e6

>>979383
Let's do the massage, manicure and sauna.
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