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941955 No. 941955 ID: e7c7d3

It's true they do!
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No. 945823 ID: 9876c4

Forgers, gemcutters and safecrackers are all smart rogues.
We're well equipped to do all that, less so the sneak in and steal route.
No. 945851 ID: ce39da

We could play at the mastermind type, too, though that might need Wisdom too, and that's our dump stat...

Be gracious to your dealer, and then it's hobby shop ahoy! Ooh, don't forget to ask about a souvenir!
No. 945958 ID: e7c7d3
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>It'll be a strange feeling, going through life half-average.
>We are unbelievably average with that score.
>So an all arounder, eh?

I thank the dealer for the game and their time. They do a slight bow and wishes me well as I exit the casino. Leaving the building, I look over my scores again. Except for INT, nothing really stands out. Even my so called dump-stat is a middling nine. I guess I won't live an spectacular life. Probably won't even be notably terrible life. Not unless I choose to ruin myself with addictive substances or getting in debt with the wrong people.

In hindsight, it seems like the game would lean towards average scores. With the dealer trying to keep my numbers down and myself trying to get the best numbers, it'll just move towards the average. Not unless I purposely screw over one of my scores to boost another. I might've gotten more interesting results from the slots. But then again, the slots are purposely non-interactive and uninteresting. Designed more to mesmerize than be fun. So I guess I got to enjoy the game, but it also probably gone through a bit more play-testing.

> Ooh, don't forget to ask about a souvenir!

Still, I got to keep my score card. Can show that I'm a winner to anyone who's interested.
No. 945959 ID: e7c7d3
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I make my way to the hobby shop: Plastic Peoples. On the way there, I give the card-playing man a greeting and he just sort of grunts an acknowledgement.

The doors to the shop slide open as I approach and I hear what sounds like a cartoon or movie being played in the background. It's hard to make out the erratic dialogue from the overdone sound effects, but the occasional "Dark wizard" and "Pure of Heart" seems to put whatever's playing into the fantasy genre.

I am also greeted by what appears to be a crustacean of some sort.

"Well, hi there!" They greet me enthusiastically. "Welcome to my little corner of reality. Feel free to call me Terry. That's short for Terrible Scourge of the 8th Fractal Mindscape, but pretty much nobody bothers with the full name."
"Terrible, eh?" I say, nonplussed by his appearance. "Is that terrible as in 'invokes terror,' or terrible as in 'bad.' Aaaand now that I've said that out loud I realize just how insulting that question is. Sorry!"
"Hey, no worries!" He reassures me. "It's suppose to be the former but just ended up being the latter. It's one of the reasons I asked to be transferred here. That, and now no one gets surprised when I talk about my hobbies."
"I see, I see." I remark as I look about the store. "So what exactly happens here? I mean, I'm guessing this is where I choose what sort of creature I'll be in the next life?"
"I take it I'm not the first of the shops that you've visited." I give him a nod. "Yeah, this is where you choose your appearance by selecting or making a model. We've got all sorts of models and figurines here. From all sorts of franchises too! or at least the knock off version of said franchises. So if you had something already in mind, you can just take it off the shelf and we'll send you on home. Keep in mind that it's just a single model. Can't exactly afford to give away a box of troops or a battalion set.

"We also have the option of making something from the ground up. The previous owner used to mold stuff out of clay, but I was able to get myself a 3D printer back here. Much easier for me to manage with my claws.

"So what'll it be?" He asks.
No. 945961 ID: 9876c4
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A fancy lad who looks at home drinking tequilla or playing cards, with a bit of a roguish flair?

Not too handsome or too bulky. Maybe something like this? Except we don't know where we're going, so the tech level is guesswork.
No. 945962 ID: 422cea

How about a mammalian kobold?

Not certain if the canine kind from old D&D/Japanese D&D, the rabbit/kangaroo kind I've seen lately, or the dwarf fortress variety.
No. 945965 ID: 094652

No. 945967 ID: b1b4f3

So I guess if someone gets reincarnated from an unpopular species, they don't think it's so bad when it comes time to pick one? Gotta repopulate the downtrodden somehow. Must be some reason why not everyone picks dragon or something similarly overpowered.
Jokingly make something that looks exactly like how you are right now. Or just straight up ask what if you want to look like the way you are right now.

But for real, how about... some kinda Spiderfolk?
No. 945971 ID: ce39da

I agree with this. Cute, but not conventionally attractive. Sharp senses and mind, but not known for thinking about the long-term or having strong wills. Short, but not weak in any sense, per se. Slightly above average DEX fits too. I’m leaning more towards the lagomorphic model, but lets get a 40k-equivalent version; sunglasses don’t fit fantasy, let’s make it sci-fi.
No. 945973 ID: 58b4f3

Go for a Fen Quest style reptilian kobold. Make him a little overweight, but he still has a decent amount of muscles on him.

Going for a "kinda out of shape, but can still kick your ass" look.
No. 945976 ID: 9876c4

I'd rather not have a STR of 6, thanks.
No. 945979 ID: 5b7271

Praying Mantis! I want to be a giant Praying Mantis!
No. 945980 ID: 0efe8e

This please.
No. 945982 ID: 76349d

I would also second spiderfolk/other insectoid races.
No. 945984 ID: 422cea
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I'm all for anthro insectoid, preferably one without the enormous abdomen. Extra pair of arms is optional.
No. 945986 ID: 0fae41

Some abdomen is okay, just make sure it fits through doors.
No. 945987 ID: 8d4593

Can we just take a moment to admire those wonderful -not for sale- figures?
No. 945990 ID: 91ee5f

>choose your appearance by selecting or making a model. We've got all sorts of models and figurines here.
>Polo, Ceridwen, and Deem in display case
Let’s choose one of-

>Not for sale
Aww, never mind.

>Make a choice
I’m not sure. I’m thinking either this: >>945973 , or this: >>945982 .

What are you talking about? Our STR is 10.
No. 945992 ID: 18e3d4

+1 to Spiderfolk, but with the abdomen.
No. 945994 ID: 7ebbf9

Be the bug you've always dreamed to be.
No. 945995 ID: a9af05

>suggestions of spiderfolk
What kind of spiderfolk are we talking about here?

Is it an anthropomorphic spider, with 2 arms and 2 legs? Or will it be 6 arms and 2 legs?

Or would it be a more centaur like body with a big spider body that has 8 legs and a torso from the waist up?
No. 946001 ID: 9876c4

Maybe a spidery looking human, like Willem Dafoe.
No. 946013 ID: b1b4f3

I was thinking anthropomorphic.
No. 946027 ID: a9af05

You know what? If we go with the centaur like body for a spiderfolk, then could we make it look like Lavender from SpookQuest? I'd fully support that!
No. 946035 ID: 422cea

I want my bug to wear pants. I want ants in pants.
No. 946042 ID: 76349d

I'm fine with it being anthropomorphic, but the body should still be more spindly than a regular human.
No. 946063 ID: 74967b

No. 946136 ID: e7c7d3
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>So I guess if someone gets reincarnated from an unpopular species, they don't think it's so bad when it comes time to pick one? Gotta repopulate the downtrodden somehow.

I start to browse the aisles. Terry wasn't kidding when he said that they carry all sorts of models. Some are big, some are small, some are strong, and some are weak. This suddenly pops a question into my mind.
"Hey, Terry." I say. "Why would someone choose a weak and pathetic to be? I mean, I understand that what's weak and pathetic differs from individual, but surely more people choose the stronger beings than the weaker ones over all. Is there a system of balance that I'm not aware of?"
Terry strokes his... tendrils? Mandibles? Long sticky-outy things a bit before answering. "I guess you could say that there's a balance system in place, technically speaking. That is to say, there are systems about balance, karma, and such. keep in mind that not all souls get reincarnated as you are. Different religions, different worlds, different systems. Everybody gets processed just a little bit differently."
"I guess that works." I relent, going back to browsing.
"Anything you're looking for?" Terry asks. "I've got a good idea of my stocks to help quicken the search."
"Sure," I answer. I've got a couple of ideas. Let's see if you can match my imagination."
"alright," Terry chuckles a bit. "But keep in mind it's not just me but the artist's interpretation of your imagination. The artists of the models, I mean."

>How about a mammalian kobold?
>I agree with this.

"This might work." Says Terry, as he pulls a box from a shelf over my head. "Ah, Battle Sun 10K, that's a fun one. It's about all these different factions fighting over this one solar system when suddenly all their warp engines get knocked out. So now all the factions have to not just survive, but also gather resources unique to each planet in order to rebuild their warp engines and-" Terry coughs and stops himself. "Anyways, they have some mammalian kobolds. A long snouted head with rabbit-like ears, a kobold's stature and a thick lizard-like tail covered in fuzz. I'll hang onto this box while we gander at some others."

>reptilian kobold. Make him a little overweight, but he still has a decent amount of muscles on him.
>This please.

"Ah, hmm." Terry stammers a bit. "Fat and muscly doesn't quite mesh with the usual kobold ascetic, but..." Terry darts to the back wall for a second before grabbing a box and returning. "Here, the Dinomite Desperado. The Heros Series was always iffy on what exactly a hero was. Still, a reptilian kobold, might have a bit of pudge on him, but that might just be baggy clothes. Hard to tell on some of these models."

>I'm all for anthro insectoid
>Be the bug you've always dreamed to be.

"An insect, eh?" Terry does a quick spin around before grabbing another box from the shelf. "Hows this? A four-armed bug. Seems to be a mix of an ant and a wasp, with the wings being optional. Might have a stinger on them, but this series didn't have a game to go along with it so I can't say if that is an ability it possesses or not. I'm also not sure why they went with a purple colour scheme, but that is not something you'd be beholden to if you'd want something else."

>But for real, how about... some kinda Spiderfolk?
>+1 to Spiderfolk, but with the abdomen.
>I would also second spiderfolk/other insectoid races.

"A spiderfolk..." Terry muses. "Got some options there, but how about we go Battle Sun again? A sturdy spider, with most of it's limbs hidden under it's cloak to be sneaky. It's implied, if not shown, that it does indeed have three pairs of arms. I do have other models if you were hoping for something more centaur like. Or even something more anthropomorphized and not possessing all eight spider limbs, if that's more to your taste."

"I would also like to really, really stress that you are not determining what tech level you'll be ending up in at this time. This was more of me trying to find variations of rogue in different settings. Just what creature for now and we can switch stuff around if you want. Although you'll have to give me a couple of minutes to do that."

"Still, any of these capture what you want?"
No. 946137 ID: 422cea

I like the mammal kobold and spider options.

Just wish the spider had those more expressive eyes like on a jumping spider.
No. 946138 ID: 11f77a

I like the spider rogue and his costume!
No. 946143 ID: 9876c4

The mainframe hacker is the least objectionable option.

I'm very antibug.
No. 946145 ID: 8d4593

HE NEARLY BROKE THE ILLUSION! I say we Smite Terry just a little bit. Make his two longest antennae fall off.

Then have our hero ask for them to be affixed to whatever figure he chooses.

Yes I know they will be huge. It'll be great.
No. 946151 ID: 0fae41

Viva la resistance!
I'm very pro bug.
No. 946156 ID: 18e3d4

No. 946158 ID: b1b4f3

That ant/wasp guy looks good.
I'd be interested in a cuter type of spider.
No. 946165 ID: 91ee5f

>I do have other models if you were hoping for something more centaur like.
The correct term you guys are looking for is “drider”, which is what I’d want if we’re choosing spider.

>I'd be interested in a cuter type of spider.
This would be nice.
No. 946166 ID: 4f51b2

The reptilian kobold looks cool.
No. 946177 ID: c3c153

The Dinomite Desperado
No. 946191 ID: 9aaeef

The lizard boi.
No. 946198 ID: a9af05

Just looked up what that is and yes, that's what I was talking about. I'm voting for this!

As long as our upper half still looks like a spider. I don't want it to have a human look to it.
No. 946202 ID: ce39da

Voting for the mammalian kobold here. It seems we're not just picking our species, but also everything else about the circumstances of our new (old?) life; setting, etc.
No. 946203 ID: a9af05

No we're not.

Terry just now told us that we are NOT determining what tech level we'll be ending up in. Right now we are only choosing what our race is.
No. 946213 ID: ce39da

Oh, whoops, I just reread it now. How did I miss the stuff at the bottom after the options? Standing by my vote, though.
No. 946230 ID: 58b4f3

Reptilian kobold!
No. 946241 ID: 12ef8b

No. 946343 ID: ce08b1

Mammalian Kobold.
No. 946390 ID: e7c7d3
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>Mammalian kobold: IIII
>Reptilian kobold: IIII
>Resistance bug: II
>Spiderfolk: IIII

"Hmm, I'm sort of torn on my choices here." I say to Terry. "Mostly between the Desperado and the Reaver. Although I wouldn't be against the Hacker. But on the other hand... Hmmm..."
"Oh dear," remarks Terry. "Indecision is never fun. Anything I can do to help?"
"Maybe," I muse. "Maybe if we change the spiderfolk a bit. You mentioned that you can make some changes?"

With a silent nod, Terry moves behind the counter and boots up a computer. It takes a minute or so, with the occasional blip, before Terry is able to open up a program. He opens up a few files and starts editing them.

>Just wish the spider had those more expressive eyes like on a jumping spider.
>The correct term you guys are looking for is “drider”, which is what I’d want if we’re choosing spider.
>As long as our upper half still looks like a spider. I don't want it to have a human look to it

"Alright," He starts. "I think I'll take the legs from this Terror Planet model and stick on the body of the Reactor Reaver. Change some arms around. Some quick colour textures. Deal with these errant polygons. And alright! Not polished, but I think I have something workable."

Terry turns the monitor towards me. There is a grinding of plastic not used to moving. On the screen is a new spider model. maybe it's what I'm looking for?

You've got the Reptilian Kobold
The Bipedal Spiderfolk
And the Sexapedal Spiderfolk.

Does that help you decide?"
No. 946391 ID: ce39da

My vote's still on a kobold, even if it can't be mammalian.
No. 946394 ID: 91ee5f

“Did you just say that Spiderfolk is sexable? Because he does look pretty sexable!”

Once you’re done making that terrible joke, tell him that you want to choose the Sexapedal Spiderfolk.
No. 946397 ID: 996392

I vote the sexab- I mean the sexapedal spiderfolk
No. 946399 ID: 0fae41

Bipedal spider is just fine.
No. 946405 ID: 3d6b62

Sexapedal spiderfolk please, gotta get some good ol arachnid goodness.
No. 946407 ID: 4f51b2

Reptilian Kobold
No. 946409 ID: c3c153

No. 946411 ID: 9876c4

Let's just be Willem Dafoe
No. 946412 ID: 0efe8e

The spider is growing on me, gotta vote for the sexapedal.
No. 946437 ID: 9aaeef

The Reptilian Kobold
No. 946438 ID: 422cea

Spider, because I swear to gog if I see another kobold...
No. 946441 ID: 8d4593

Spider, Sexapedal.

We got enough Kobolds and Cutebolds.
No. 946454 ID: a9af05

Sexapedal Spiderfolk
No. 946480 ID: 7dca0e

Kobold 4 ever.
No. 946484 ID: 2b3343

Sexapedal Spiderfolk
No. 946506 ID: 12ef8b

No. 946534 ID: 4f51b2

The rep kobold
No. 946544 ID: 422cea

Sexapedal spooder.
No. 946571 ID: c3c153

I like spiders and kobolds but I like kobolds more. Kobold.
No. 946573 ID: e7c7d3
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>Bipedal Spidergolk: I
>Reptilian Kobold: IIII II
>Sexapedal Spiderfolk: IIII III

Man, I am still very


Very split on what to become. I think I just need to stop thinking on things and make a decision. Just flip a coin in my head. Just jump right into it. One two three decide!

..But what about...

No! Decision time!

"Alright Terry, I think I'll go with that leggy spider you whipped up." I say, on a spontaneous whim.
"Sounds good!" Terry responds. "Just need to hit this button here and the printer will do the rest!"
A whirring and a low humming starts up in the back room, as the 3D printer starts building up my new model. Besides the machine, a silence falls upon the two of us.



"Say, Terry," I break the silence.
"Hmm?" He answers.
"Something just occurred to me." I continue. " You pointed out that we wouldn't be choosing tech level here, just what creature I'd be."
"That's right." He says. "I hope that's not causing confusing."
"Not really," I remark. "But then where do I decide what sort of world I'll go to? there are no other shops?"

Terry just looks at me for a pause.

"Oh hey!" He exclaims. "I think your model is done!"
Terry then shuffles into the back room, quite obviously avoiding my question.
"Here we go!" Terry says as he presents the small, grey model to me. "The molding needs to be cleaned up some more and it's clearly not painted, but I can do all of the hobby for you. Haha!"
I accept the model. It is pretty spiffy. Still, I look at Terry expectantly.
"Ah, hmm," Terry then moves towards the door and holds it open for me. "Any further questions you have should probably directed at Mort. He's in charge here."
No. 946574 ID: e7c7d3
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I take the hint and exit the hobby shop. The plaza is noticeably darker than it was before.

Oh hey though, Mort is standing outside the accounting office. It's lights turned off and he appears to be holding a manila envelope.
No. 946578 ID: b1b4f3

Oh I missed the vote. I would've voted for sexpedal too.

Tell him you're all done with the shops. What's he got there?
No. 946580 ID: dbfc9b

Well now, looks like we're coming to the end of our time here. Let's look and see what this all is coming too.
Head over and see Mort.
No. 946584 ID: 9876c4

Missing: 1 vote for Willem Dafoe or a reasonable facsimile.
No. 946606 ID: a9af05

Looks like he's finished going through all of your past lives and has probably determined where to send you. That might be what's in the envelope.

Let's go over to him to find out.
No. 946669 ID: 76349d

Hooray for a weird species choice!
No. 946875 ID: e7c7d3
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>Head over and see Mort

I start moving towards Mort, as it seems like the obvious choice.

"Hey Mort!" I holler at him. He gives a lazy wave back. "Finished go through all my past lives?"
"Indeed I have." He answers. "You definitely have a history of being a trouble maker, so those shades seem appropriate."
"Oh yeah..." I say subdued. "The whole free-will and patterns thing. I guess I didn't buck the trend then, eh?"
Mort quirks an eyebrow at me. "Not going to ask who told you that, I think I know who it was, but I wouldn't take their words to heart. Yes, you have a pattern, a history, a tendency, but do you remember any of that? No. What you choice right now was dictated by you and you alone. No pattern or history affected your decisions, that's why we don't give you your memories."
"Huh," I respond. "Yeah, the other person made it sound like these were all false choices."
"If they were false choices then we wouldn't even bother with all this theatre." He says.
No. 946876 ID: e7c7d3
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"Now, speaking of choices and history, it's time we moved on." He continues. "Or rather, time for you to move on. Here's your file. Just take it to the Gate-Keeper and they'll take you to were you need to be."
Mort points behind me, And I see the card playing man move into position beside a large, iron gate.
"That doesn't seem to be a very effective gate." I mutter to myself.
"It's symbolic," Mort retorts.

With no real response to that, I move on towards the gate and the card playing man.
No. 946877 ID: e7c7d3
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I approach the supposed Gate-Keeper.

"I thought you said your job was to do nothing." I accuse him.
"It was to do nothing." He says. "Until you and Mort were done doing your respective tasks. Now, I keep this gate and send people to their appropriate world. May I?" He holds out his hand for the file. I dutifully hand it to him. I mean, what else was I going to do with it?
"Now let's see here..." He start mumbling to himself. "In accordance to the power as granted by yadda yadda yadda... As per the conduct and in respect to blah blah blah! Here's something:

subject has decided the following:



-STR = 10
-CON = 10
-DEX = 12
-INT = 14
-WIS = 9
-CHA = 10

Every thing seems to be in order, now to find the thing that actually matters to me. 'Instructions for employees.'

Hmm hmm hmm...

Ah! There we go! We're sending you to reality 37Delta-Delta. That's good, relatively simple to get to from here if a bit long. Now to just get past the gate."

"I'm guessing it's not as simple as just going around it." I say, after waiting patiently for him to go over my life in paper form.
"Indeed not." He states. "That'll only get you lost in the void. So it's either through the gate or literally nothing. Of course, the gate is locked."
"You don't have a key?" I ask. "I'd have figured the Gate-Keeper would have a key to the gate that they're minding."
"Nah, you see it's a fancy, magical lock. Speak the right words and it'll unlock itself. Problem is, I don't know the word to unlock it."
"You don't?" I look at him quizzically. "Do we have to ask Mort?" I turn around to get Mort's attention, but he and his office are already gone.
"Nope, because he doesn't know it either." The Gate-Keeper continues. "However, you do."

Wait, what?

"Wait, what?" I stutter at him.
"You see, it's not so much a magical word that opens this lock, but a name." he explains. "Specifically, your name. So now I have to ask:
No. 946878 ID: e7c7d3
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"What is your name?"
No. 946881 ID: b1b4f3

>second drink was pronouns
In hindsight that's fairly obvious. It works similarly in the end, since your choice in clothing/makeup is based on the gender you identify with.

No. 946882 ID: 094652

Jon'ne Ja'kk'b Jn'gl Heimer-Schmidt
No. 946883 ID: 11f77a

Darth Kras Corsyx, Darth is just a popular first name for your kind.
No. 946886 ID: 0fae41

Angela Webb.
No. 946889 ID: a9af05

Raise your hand to stroke your chin in thought, then suddenly notice that you're already in your new body. That was quick, wasn't it?

This is a good name.
No. 946891 ID: 422cea

Aktarus Rathym
No. 946895 ID: 91ee5f

I’m voting for this name: >>946881 .

Also, ask how this is supposed to work? Since this is your new life, are you going to start as a baby and grow up from there? Or are you just going to suddenly poof into existence as an adult somewhere in the reality you’re being sent to?

And I’m assuming you’re also going to lose your memories of this place once you leave, right?
No. 946900 ID: a8c63e

Big Smoke
No. 946907 ID: ce39da

"Before I answer... What's 37-Delta-Delta like?"
"My name is Aktarus Kaia Rathym, and I'd appreciate some clothes now that I'm suddenly not a skelebones anymore."
No. 946990 ID: a9af05

No offense or anything, bit didn't Terry say he would color our body for us? So why don't we have any colors?
No. 947003 ID: ce39da

We have colors, just not very bright ones.
No. 947044 ID: 76349d

Aktarus feels too rough to me. What about just Akarus?
No. 947049 ID: a9af05

I see it now. I thought we were still fresh off the 3d printer with no color.
No. 947569 ID: a16fb3

Aktarus. no last or middle name.
No. 947620 ID: e7c7d3
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I take a moment to think. Do I know my name?

Really, I didn't know anything about myself, but I guess I figured it out eventually. Even when I didn't really know what was going on, I had always went with what I felt was right.

The pirate costume? No idea what that was about at the time. I was just having fun. Ended up with some glasses that became my style. Something that made me, well... me.

At the bar, I had an idea what was going on. Made decisions based on what I thought the results would get me. Still, they were choices that would get me to what I wanted to be.

The card game was a bit weird. Got too involved in the game, making choices to win the game and not to define me. And yet... That in its self defines who I am.

I think the hobby shop was most telling. Took a lot of deliberation. That was when I was really thinking about who I was and that made for a tough choice. But I do think I ended up with what I want to be.

So who am I? What's my name? I think I know.
No. 947621 ID: e7c7d3
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I approach the lock. It's a solid looking thing. Like a rock with fancy carvings on it. The sort of thing that you might find at a ren fair, made by someone who doesn't know how to run a business so it's over-priced but also still kind of cool.

And I simply tell it my name.


With pops and fizzles, glowing cracks form on the lock, growing in number and intensity. With a held breath, they stop, and the lock unceremoniously falls off and dissolves into the floor of the void.

I guess I chose the right name then, huh?
No. 947622 ID: e7c7d3
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The gate-keeper moves forward and opens the gate. He holds it open while motioning me forward.

"Well, shall we be off? Don't want to be late to your life now." He says.
"Is it actually possible to be late?" I ask while moving onto the lit path.
"Nah," He responds. "I just think it's a fun thing to say."
"Fair enough," I answer. "By the way what's 37Delta-Delta like?"
"Oh man," He says. "I don't know which part you'll end up in, but there's these two barrel galaxies that just started colliding together and they are just make some beautiful patterns with their star trails."
"Hopefully I get to see it." I respond. "Do I get a choice about where I end up?"
"Hmm, sort of." he answer vaguely, as we continue on our way.
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"--- -- ---?"

No. 947623 ID: e7c7d3
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The We march ever forward, as our conversation dissipates into the nothing around us. Onward to my new life.

Here's to me, I guess. Thanks for helping!

The End


A Beginning

No. 947635 ID: 91ee5f

Well, that didn’t answer any of my questions, but I guess we’ll find out whenever Aktarus shows up in his own quest.

>Thanks for helping!
No problem! Looking forward to seeing your adventures!
No. 947678 ID: 76349d

this was a very cool concept for a quest
No. 947684 ID: 9876c4

I liked it until our bipedal skeleton-dude fell victim to the xenomorphists in the comments.

It was a good concept, though.
No. 947686 ID: 7ebbf9

Live it up a little, Aktarus!
No. 947812 ID: e7c7d3


Thanks! Involved and obtuse character creation is something that I love in my RPGs and this quest was an homage to them.


Yeah... I purposely didn't answer your questions primarily because I don't know myself. It's also for the same reason I tried to avoid anything about the character's potential setting. It's going to be a bit of a challenge for myself to come up with a story for little Aktarus, and I didn't want to challenge myself further by limiting what setting he should appear in.


I kind of agree with you. While I'm a xenophile myself, I had a whoooole lot of trouble coming up with a spider design that I liked. The design that was on the model box was like my 6th attempt at making a decent looking spider, making the winning design my 7th try. Spider designs are just out of my skill range for now.


Hopefully not too far into the future!
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