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1018035 No. 1018035 ID: eedbeb

Kobolds are back baby.

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No. 1018036 ID: eedbeb
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Snow falls heavily on the mountain, piling onto already deep drifts. Winter arrived in full force after Thanks day, with deep snow and freezing temperatures. There’s some important human holiday coming soon that celebrates a necromantic ceremony, which you find weird, and people from the nearby town have been coming up to the forest to cut down trees.
No. 1018037 ID: eedbeb
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Your name is Germ and you recently moved in with your girlfriend Weasel. With her gold from the great dragon, Weasel bought a lovely property to the west of your parents’ cave (prices are lower this time of year), and you’ve been helping furnish it.

You wake to the loud sound of a human chopping down a tree. It sounds like they’re very close to the cave entrance. The sun isn’t even up for dragon’s sake. Weasel squirms with irritation next to you.
No. 1018038 ID: 15a025

Hug Weasel for warmth.
No. 1018040 ID: e7c7d3

Time to yip and yap at the interloper
No. 1018041 ID: 96c896

Yap at them.
No. 1018042 ID: 8483cf

Sic your local Cave Owners' Association on them
No. 1018043 ID: 094652

Make them think they're stoned by flapping wings and singing Kelis' 'Milkshake'. Wait for Dragon to steam-broil them.
No. 1018044 ID: 8a51ec

Looks like this situation calls for a war yap.
No. 1018045 ID: c92a02

How dare they! Deforestation is the domain of dragons. Go out there and get a big snowball to roll down the mountain and run them over.
No. 1018049 ID: 36784c

"Do you mind?! We're trying to sleep!"
No. 1018052 ID: afe7de

“OI we’re sleeping can you not cut the trees at 6 in th Am, or at least do it somewhere else!!!!”
No. 1018062 ID: eedbeb
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Weasel is warm and lovely while the stone floor is freezing cold. You squeak in discomfort, but pull yourself out of the nest to go to the entrance.

“Hey! Little early for that, we’re trying to sleep!” you yap.

The chopping pauses for a moment then continues with the same intensity as before.
No. 1018063 ID: eedbeb
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You consider threatening them with the wrath of the dragon, but humans would know not to take that seriously, since the dragon is almost always asleep.

What do you do?
-Get your spear and snow shoes and confront the human
-Go back to bed
-Start your morning chores
No. 1018064 ID: 629f2e

Spear and snowshoes. There are plenty of trees in the forest, if they're rudely insisting on this one right now, then they're just being a jerk. Either go somewhere else, or come back later! Completely reasonable request.
No. 1018065 ID: aba9fd

Spear and snowshoes but maybe get a look at them before you charge in. They’re busy so you can probably sneak a glance, ya know, just to see they look like they could kick your ass first.
No. 1018070 ID: 8a51ec

Spear and snowshoes, if you can't convince them to chop a different tree then at least you can befriend them and convince them to chop a different tree.
No. 1018081 ID: eedbeb
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You groan but strap on your snow shoes, made of bent willow and raw hide. With your trusty spear you head towards the ruckus.

The human is wearing heavy furs and is about a third of the way done with chopping a sturdy young pine. He has a sled, presumably for hauling his kill back home, and an oil lantern.
No. 1018082 ID: eedbeb
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“Excuse me sir, my girlfriend and I are trying to sleep nearby, could you please find a different area to get your tree?

The human looks around in alarm then spots you standing on top of the snow. “Oh, hallo little guy. I’ll be done here in half an hour.”

“I’d really prefer if you went somewhere else.”

The human scoffs. “This whole mountain is crawling with your kind, I’d probably upset someone else if I moved.”
No. 1018086 ID: 8a51ec

Perhaps things would move along faster if you help him cut it down? You don't really have the best tree-cutting tool at the moment, though.
No. 1018087 ID: 0838d6

"My kind" Great so you you know that there's tons of us here all who worship the dragon who wrecked your shit before and you have now grown complacent and don't even bother to wait until its PROPER TIME to go and chop down some trees, right, thanks, good to know.

If he doesent back off, grow some wings and say that you don't care if he chops down some stupid trees, you care that he isn't even waiting until everyone's awake to do it. be a menacing cutie!
No. 1018089 ID: 81c155

Look, you're both Lawful folk, right? If he wanted a tree so badly, he could've could have had the courtesy of knocking on your door first.
No. 1018091 ID: 094652

"You'll upset the resident dragon if you don't."
No. 1018092 ID: eedbeb
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It seems your polite words haven’t worked, and now you either need to threaten the human or try to get him out of here as quickly as possible. The problem with humans is that if you give them a pebble, they’ll try to take the whole mountain.

-Threaten, with a helping of spear pokes
-Help him with the tree
No. 1018097 ID: c92a02

Yeah, spear versus axe, let's go! You're sure to win because your speed is superior.
No. 1018098 ID: e7c7d3

I think spears lose in the weapon triangle

Still, threaten. What possible help could you offer with the tree?
No. 1018101 ID: 629f2e

Diplomacy has failed. Use the spear.
No. 1018107 ID: 81c155

Just help him with the tree. It's too cold to start a war.
No. 1018108 ID: 15a025

Sooner they get the trees they want, the soon they leave. Go help out.
No. 1018110 ID: 6c227a

But if you move it will be less early in the d*ng morning and you will not be waking them up. Or you could do this one just later. It is too early for this.
No. 1018119 ID: eedbeb
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You activate your wings with a whisper and flap ominously about the man’s head. “Leave or the dragon’s wrath will fall on you!”

“Holy shit!” the man jerks away from your glowing form, which only results in him thrashing around in the snow. You poke him firmly with the business end of your spear.
No. 1018120 ID: eedbeb
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“I’m going, I’m going!” The man takes his axe, sled, and lantern and hurries away, as fast as one can hurry away while wearing snowshoes.
No. 1018133 ID: e7c7d3

Good riddance. Clean up any fallen branches. They could be dried and tossed onto a fire
No. 1018138 ID: 0838d6

This, mention that you hope your display of force doesen't make him come back with a vengance. Now you're awake though, what do bolds do in the ice-times
No. 1018160 ID: 96a9a8

Ugh why would we chase away the loud human and then immediately do work? Go the fuck back to sleep.
No. 1018182 ID: eedbeb
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Now that peace and order have been restored, you have to decide what to do.

-Sleep/cuddle with Weasel
-Chores (suggest chores)
-Hunt (suggest game)
No. 1018186 ID: 0838d6

HUNT! For adorable snow rabbits that look at you with the cutest, beadiest little eyes that make you want to hug them.

Then it reveals a jaw full of misshapen and jagged teeth which scare you, but you go after it anyway because MEAT
No. 1018196 ID: f3f534

No. 1018202 ID: eedbeb
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Since you’re already out and awake, you might as well check your traps for rabbits. In the winter the cute creatures make little paths in the snow to food and you’ve had some snares set up that you check daily.

You position yourself based on nearby landmarks and start walking. The first few traps are empty and you stop to reset one that was knocked over.
No. 1018203 ID: eedbeb
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You finally see a trap that has a rabbit in it, and you rush over to investigate. The creature is still alive and snarls at you with its mouth full of sharp teeth. You quickly put it out of its misery.

What do you do to prepare the rabbit?
No. 1018207 ID: e7c7d3

Stick a stick in it and pack it in the snow. A rabbit-pop!
No. 1018219 ID: 094652

Cut the meat into thin strips of bacon and jerky, then marinate in oil.
No. 1018239 ID: 96a9a8

Rabbit stew.
No. 1018241 ID: afe7de

Jerky so it preserves
No. 1018243 ID: eedbeb
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There isn’t an immediate need for meat, so you clean the rabbit and take the carcass and hide back to the cave. You’ll smoke the rabbit whole and tear it into jerky.

Weasel is up and awake by the time you return, and you tell her about how you frightened the human away.
No. 1018244 ID: eedbeb
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“Good job. I just hope he doesn’t come back with friends.” she says.

“Would a human really do that over a dumb tree?”

“I don’t know, humans are bizarre, I’d keep an eye out.”

Suggest house/cave chores to complete.
No. 1018245 ID: 15a025

Clean up the tables and make sure the cave's dining area is clean.
No. 1018252 ID: afe7de

Maybe you should make a door, or get the materials for it so you can have a warmer place!
No. 1018264 ID: e7c7d3

Chores? True kobolds don't do chores! They make traps. Set up a glue trap at the den entrance
No. 1018278 ID: eedbeb
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>True kobolds don’t do chores!

Right, you’re not doing chores, you’re conducting marvelous kobold schemes of power and grandeur, such as cleaning the dining area, sweeping away the wood ash from the fire pit, and making breakfast.
No. 1018279 ID: eedbeb
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You examine the entrance to the cave, which is large but could feasibly be blocked with some wattlework. It would take time to weave a fence from sticks and boughs, but it would also make the cave much warmer.

-Pursue wattlework door idea
No. 1018280 ID: 96a9a8

Door sounds great
No. 1018285 ID: 0838d6

No. 1018299 ID: eedbeb
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This task will take you most of the day, you need to collect somewhat flexible slats of wood and a bunch of dry grass. You set out to the frozen lake to get some willow branches.

You see some other kobolds ice fishing in the snow. To your pleasant surprise, you see one of the gnolls you befriended as well out on the lake.
No. 1018300 ID: eedbeb
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“Hello!” you wave from the bank to the gnoll, one of Rhortra’s older children you think.

She holds up a fat trout and beckons to you.
No. 1018315 ID: afe7de

Head over and say hi to fish holding friend!
No. 1018316 ID: e7c7d3

Head over, see what's up
No. 1018330 ID: eedbeb
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>Head over
You tromp across the ice to the where the gnoll has cleared a patch of snow and is sitting on a stump, dangling a short rod over a hole in the water.

“Your name’s Meli, right?”

“Yes, and you are little Germ.” she rumbles. “I have plenty of trout, if you’d like to trade or buy a few.”

-Exchange money for fish
-Exchange goods for fish
-Talk to Meli about the humans
No. 1018331 ID: e7c7d3

Ask if the humans are bothering them too
No. 1018334 ID: afe7de

human talk is for the best since you established you already have meats
No. 1018345 ID: eedbeb
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“I have enough meat, thank you. I was wondering if you’ve had any trouble with humans recently? This morning one came close to our cave and I had to threaten him to get him to leave.”

Meli grunts and twitches her fishing pole. “We’ve had trappers come on our property to catch muskrat. They don’t listen when we tell them to stay away.”
No. 1018346 ID: eedbeb
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You and Meli reminisce on the good old days when there weren’t any humans around the mountain because the great dragon had killed them all.

Meli sighs. “If they keep spreading it won’t be long before they try to drive us away.”
No. 1018348 ID: 15a025

It sounds as though we'll have to drive them away ourselves, eventually.
No. 1018357 ID: afe7de

You remember vaguely that the dragon gave you the wings and power and money to make it so it'd be easier for you to protect yourselves should this happen. Maybe suggest forming a small community so that they can't strong arm you. A small group of connected caves, something simple.

And if they push back you can be like "hey, we're the dragons blessed, seriously stop being greedy or itll be bad."
No. 1018397 ID: eedbeb
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“Not if we drive them away first! I already scared one human today without trying very hard, I bet if we all got together we could make a difference.” you say firmly.

Meli shakes her head. “How many kobolds are there, several hundred? There are a handful of gnolls and at least a thousand humans in the town. There’s no way.”
No. 1018398 ID: eedbeb
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“Why do they have to be so greedy?” you grumble.

Meli jerks her rod but doesn’t hook into anything. “I’m sure they don’t think they are being greedy. They are only providing for their families like we are. As a group they’re a terrible destructive force but the individuals don’t feel the need to change.”
No. 1018400 ID: e7c7d3

Good thing that can never happen to us haha. Continue gather junk for the door
No. 1018429 ID: eedbeb
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Hopefully if the humans ever decide to be jerks the great dragon will annihilate them again. On that happy thought, you bid Meli farewell and continue collecting supplies.

You drop off the willow branches at home, then go back into the snow to dig up thick armfuls of dead grass.
No. 1018430 ID: eedbeb
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After some late lunch and a quick check on the smoking rabbit, you head out for your final load of grass. You only get a short distance from your cave when you see a strange robed figure struggling through the snow.
No. 1018436 ID: 96a9a8

Say hello and ask what they're here for.
No. 1018455 ID: eedbeb
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“Hello there! Do you need help or something?” you call out.

The figure stumbles closer and you see that they’re an old female human. “Ah, little creature, I have had so much trouble walking here, my health isn’t what it used to be.”

“Why did you come?” you ask, unable to keep the suspicion out of your voice.
No. 1018456 ID: eedbeb
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“I’m one of the town shamans and we recently heard a very disturbing rumor about dragon magic in these parts.” The woman peers around like she expects the magic to show itself from behind a tree.

-Invite the old woman into your cave to get warm
-Tell her there’s no such magic and not to worry
-Tell her there is such magic and to worry
No. 1018458 ID: afe7de

Groan and ask why it matters, pointing out, if she forgot, that the last time the humans got quite uppity, the dragon retaliated, and was in fact not slain, so this is STILL her domain that she *allows* you all to live in.

Thats my interpretation of:

There is such magic, she should worry
No. 1018459 ID: afe7de

You can invite her to the cave while you talk too, even. Because you'll have to lease with them anyway given how everyone else is like "what noooo why should we bother they're way more numerous than us"
No. 1018464 ID: e7c7d3

Of course there's dragon magic, there's a big ol' dragon around here. Can't have dragon magic without a dragon
No. 1018465 ID: c92a02

>Invite the old woman into your cave to get poked with sticks get warm
No. 1018481 ID: 15a025

"Tell her there’s no such magic and not to worry."
"Does a tiny little creature like me look capable of using powerful and harmful magic?"
No. 1018484 ID: eedbeb
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>All three???

“Of course there’s dragon magic ma’am, this mountain is the home of a very fierce dragon.” you remind the shaman curtly.

“Oh that old thing is always sleeping, we don’t worry about her. Gregory said a kobold was using magic to fly, glowing red and everything! Have you heard of such a thing?”
No. 1018485 ID: eedbeb
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You sigh very heavily. “Ma’am, even if that were true it doesn’t sound at all harmful. How about you stop by my cave and get warmed up, and then you can be on your way.”

“Thank you, you’re very kind.” the shaman simpers.
No. 1018486 ID: eedbeb
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Weasel isn’t happy when you bring the hooded woman to the cave and explain the situation.

“Germ, now all the humans will know where we live!” she hisses. “Worse, they’ll suspect we have magic.”

“Well I didn’t want to leave her to die out there.” you grumble. “Look, I’ll tell her to respect our privacy.”

What do you say to the woman to earn her silence?
No. 1018487 ID: 15a025

Heed my warning, hooded creature. The dragon's magic watches over us forest critters. The dragon knows who's naughty or nice. If you ever come back here uninvited, so too will the dragon.
No. 1018488 ID: e7c7d3

Bribe the old shaman with rabbits
No. 1018489 ID: 81c155

These are not the kobolds you are looking for.
I wouldn't want to wake up my mom either.
I'd like for our races to get along (from way over there). Do you want some wood? I could try to cut down a tree, I guess.
No. 1018490 ID: c92a02

Don't disrespect mo- er, the dragon, lest she catch you napping.
No. 1018509 ID: eedbeb
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You fetch the finished rabbit and prepare a tasting plate of jerky with some tea. The shaman happily accepts and starts eating.

“The dragon may be asleep, but her magic watches over her favored critters.” you begin. “If you think you can take over our land, you’re wrong. Tell your people that our races should get along, but not interfere with each other.”
No. 1018510 ID: eedbeb
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“Very wise, kobold. I had no intention of taking over this mountain but I will tell Gregory and the others to be more mindful of where they get their Necromas trees.”

The shaman stuffs a handful of jerky in her mouth and chugs the scalding tea.
No. 1018511 ID: eedbeb
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“Would you like to join me for my family’s celebration dinner? As a show of good faith.” she continues.

-Visit the human town with the shaman
-Politely refuse
No. 1018512 ID: 629f2e

Tell her that you appreciate the offer, but would rather spend the holiday with your loving wife and the friends you've made here in the forest already.

Also like, that's some kidnapper second location bullshit, we do not trust her enough for that. That's the kind of offer where we feel like we'll celebrate as stuffed heads mounted on a wall if we take her up on that, be sure to let her know that you aren't actually trustful of her yet.
No. 1018514 ID: b93070

Basically this, she’s also being real dismissive of what amounts to basically a genuine diety of yours that exists, which you do not like, what’s their necromancy holiday about?
No. 1018527 ID: eedbeb
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“Can you tell me a little more about Necromas? I know it’s a big human holiday but that’s it.” you say.

“It’s a lovely time, gifts are exchanged and family gathers for merriment and a feast.” the woman explains. “We celebrate the birth of a legendary human lich who spread his teachings across the world.”
No. 1018528 ID: eedbeb
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Sounds very suspicious, like you’re going to be kidnapped and mounted on the wall.

“Thanks for the offer but I have a lot of work to do.” you say lamely.

“That’s fine, I appreciate the hospitality.” The woman gets to her feet and you point her toward the best way to the river.
No. 1018529 ID: eedbeb
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“I hope we don’t have any more trouble.” Weasel grumbles. She kisses you firmly on the head and helps you put together the wattlework door that you place in the cave opening, leaving enough gaps that smoke can escape.

What do you eat for dinner?
No. 1018531 ID: 643b2b

Eat the remaining rabbit jerky with berries you plucked the other day.
No. 1018545 ID: c92a02

Old lady. -Wait, dammit.
No. 1018565 ID: 15a025

Whatever remains of our rabbit.
No. 1018569 ID: eedbeb
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“We should have eaten that old lady.” you say suddenly as you’re preparing the rest of the rabbit and a berry sauce for dinner.

Weasel snorts. “I couldn’t see her under that cloak, what if she didn’t have much meat on her bones?”

“I can work with bones. We’d boil them to make a jelly soup!”
No. 1018570 ID: eedbeb
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You spend the rest of the evening joking and laughing with Weasel by the fire until she pulls you into the warm nest.
No. 1018602 ID: 15a025

Snuggle with Weasel!
No. 1018603 ID: a9af05

Follow her into the nest. See what she wants to do.
No. 1018610 ID: eedbeb
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You snuggle with Weasel in your cozy nest, taking the necessary precautions to avoid an unplanned egg. Once you’re tired and ready to sleep, Weasel murmurs in your ear.
No. 1018611 ID: eedbeb
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“Would you want to have a kid sometime next spring? It’s a big commitment so no pressure. I think once we have a little more furniture and start a chicken coop we’ll have plenty of food and room.”

What do you think about having children?
No. 1018625 ID: 96a9a8

Once you're ready? Yeah.
No. 1018627 ID: a9af05

Yes. But only when we're ready to have children.
No. 1018634 ID: c92a02

Would be nice to have some extra hands around so you can go flying more.
No. 1018636 ID: 629f2e

Hell yeah we're up for having a little 'bold running around.
No. 1018648 ID: eedbeb
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“Yes, I’d love to once we’re ready.” You kiss Weasel on the horn and go to sleep. Your dreams are filled with little red whelps flying around your head while you call for them to come to dinner.
No. 1018649 ID: eedbeb
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Due to the unfortunate circumstances of the previous morning, you sleep in. Long after Weasel’s left the nest to tend to the fire and make breakfast, you’re still curled snug in the bed, chasing shreds of your dream children.

You jolt upright when you hear a masculine voice calling from the woods.

“Kobold! Kobold are you there?”
No. 1018655 ID: 96a9a8

I guess that's enough sleep. Grab a bite to eat and munch on it while you see what he has to say.
No. 1018657 ID: 53560f

He better have a good reason to wake you up this early in the morning, otherwise… you’ll be kinda upset. Go see what’s so important that he’s actually seeking you out.
No. 1018658 ID: e7c7d3

Grab spear and prepare to poke
No. 1018662 ID: 81c155

Be careful. He could have brought an "army" now.
No. 1018683 ID: eedbeb
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What does Gregory want? At least it’s light outside this time. You drag yourself to your feet, have some bone broth to fill your stomach, then strap on your snowshoes and grab your spear.

You stealthily approach the tree where you found the human last time, checking to make sure he hasn’t brought any friends.
No. 1018684 ID: eedbeb
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When you see he’s alone, you clear your throat.


Gregory yelps and turns to face you with a vaguely spherical wrapped brown package in his hands. He holds it out to you.

“As thanks for helping our shaman yesterday and apologies for my rudeness I wanted to give you this gift. It’s a Necromas skull.” he stutters.
No. 1018685 ID: 629f2e

Accept his gift, but open it right in front of him, and check it thoroughly when you get away before bringing it to your cave. Make sure this isn't some sort of trojan horse and he's actually being a good guy. If it's all safe, cool! What a swell guy showing his respects. If it's a trap, end his life right here for threatening you and your mate under the pretense of an apology.
No. 1018690 ID: eedbeb
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You take the package and unwrap it to reveal a clean skull missing its mandible.

“That belonged to my neighbor’s daughter, poor little Yori, she died of pox a few years ago and we exhumed her body for the holiday.”

Humans are bizarre. You turn over the skull in your paws but don’t notice anything suspicious.
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“Does it do anything?”

“We place the skulls above our Necromas trees so they can absorb the tree’s life essence, then we keep them as a good luck charm the rest of the year.” Gregory explains.

-Keep skull
-Destroy it once Gregory has left
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Ok keep it. Tell him you accept his apology and to just come later in the day if he wants to chop wood.
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This, I mean I think that as a kobold keeping skulls and stuff should be pretty rad to you all, just put it in your bone pile!
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Little weird to have a human skull lying around the cave, but on the other hand it’ll make for a rad conversation starter when you have the in-laws over.

“Thank you for the gift, Gregory.” you say firmly.

“Let me know if you’re ever in the village, I’d be happy to show you around.” Gregory looks eager and slightly nervous, like he’s still expecting to be poked.
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You bid Gregory farewell with the gnawing feeling that you’ve made a friend. You go about your tasks for the day with the skull at your hip and a strange optimism in your heart.
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Thanks for reading.
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