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135736 No. 135736 ID: afe7de

Since I'm running two Quests I thought, hey, time to make a new QUESTDIS.
For those of you not in the know, I’m EDMANGO, and I’m running CATALYST and SHARDS.

You can read up on my Quests Here

Feel free to theorize and talk about em. I’ll also answer any questions I see here that aren’t too spoilery like on the last thread.

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No. 136270 ID: 96c896

We've seen what happens when an object loses all its MANA. Rune tattoos seem like a real bad idea atm.
No. 136276 ID: db8f8f

We can install a safety cutoff, trigger a null rune to end the enchantment when mana levels are low.
No. 136279 ID: e51896

but what if mana levels don't replenish in the mana veins even if it is cut off after reaching lower levels? still dangerous

If we do any experimentation like this in the future, probably better getting wild animals to use as lab rats instead of ourselves, (we'll eat them after we're done.)
No. 136287 ID: 031458

If we build ourselves a Metered Mana Battery, a mana link, and a Rune Eraser, testing could be made be reasonably safe.
No. 136290 ID: e51896

I was actually thinking about having Chi start the Mana battery project soon. Not this year, as I want to use one timepoint for fun (mainly building bonds, like bonding with Hook, or dating Ignis or William) but I'm going to push for using a timepoint at the start of next year after the classes tps to begin the Mana battery project. The sooner we build the battery, the better as it will help out with a lot of projects, and even get us on track with making a mana pistol!

Especially since we started practicing precision with Nico, and even strengthening our claws so we can potentially mix them for the GUNKATA technique. I feel by the time we get a mana pistol done, our precision will be good enough, especially if we getting started on the battery soon.
No. 136319 ID: 094652

New artifact ideas:
Friendliest Fire
A gun mod which utilizes a complex form of quantum phase transition to disable friendly fire. To use this, select a target with the alt-fire targeting laser, then hammer the trigger until they die. Upon contact with solid matter, any stray projectiles (and the casing, and even the gunpowder) will teleport and reform in a compartment next to the gun mod for quick reloading. The gun mod requires energy proportional to the ammunition used; it will lock the gun if the energy reserves are empty.
The downsides include: you cannot perform trick shots, any stray shots that make contact with an enemy will never deal damage, and you can't reload the gun while bullets are still reforming.
Warning: This weapon modification has never been tested by its maker with magic, or in non-Euclidian environments. There's no telling what will happen if you use this in a magical gravity well.

Absorbing Coin Maker
A mystic coin minting machine which takes any material whatsoever and makes a coin out of it. Whoever holds this coin will have any of the same material slowly exit their bodies and merge with the coin.
It's a godsend to gelatin-kin, but can be fatal if mishandled, especially if there are materials in the brain.
No. 136450 ID: afa6f6

Well, Considering where Catalyst is at/going, I figure I should go ahead and drop the few Awakened ability suggestions ive been holding onto for likely candidates. I doubt anyone cares too much about them anyway so I might as well.

(Magic Fingers:): The user can summon free-floating hands, Which are initially somewhat nebulous in form but can eventually have more defined form based on the user's preference. Initially, the summoned hands have the same relative size, strength and dexterity as the ability holders real hands, and can either be controlled remotely, or can be set to operate independently via orders. As the abilities' level rises/achievements are completed, attributes such as the size, strength, and number of hands can be increased, as well as the distance and level of dexterity at which they can operate.

(Shadow Mirror):The user can control and manipulate pre-existing shadows, changing their shape and allowing them to interact with physical objects. The relative mass and power of the shadow controlled mirrors that of the shadows host object. The ability holder is able to stretch and pull shadows to a great degree, but cannot detach a shadow from its host object.

(Second Sight): The ability holder can see the aura of all living things within a certain radius of themselves, through walls and obstacles, etc., without the use of their eyes. Anything with a soul will have an aura to observe. The state of a beings aura can inform various information on a target, such as power status, general health, mood, etc. However, that is all based on various fluctuations in the aura that are up to the ability holder to realize and interpret.

(Oathkeeper):User can make a promise, or oath, to complete a single task or accomplish a goal and set a time limit to complete it. Once the oath is made, the user is granted a random skill or ability that will facilitate completing it, though the user has no choice over what they are granted. Generally, the more dangerous or difficult the goal, or the shorter the time frame, the more powerful and high level the granted skill/ability is. Until the oath is completed, the user cannot make another, or be granted another ability.

(Lightspeed):Allow the user temporary transformation into a light energy form and incredible speed, but can only move in straight lines while doing so.

I thought of this one as something that might work for Nipha as a potential healing ability with other uses. Based it off that old myth about cats stealing your breath while you sleep, but could probably be tuned to a kinda Hamon-like ability.
(Breath of Life):The user can inhale/exhale life energy via breathing. Inhaling can draw in life energy from the surroundings or a specific close target, while exhaling can breath that energy into others. Linked to and augments Stamina, and user's breathing ability.

And heres some more artifacts:
Aura Guard: Armguards that turn users Energy/mana into an armor of faint but solid energy around themselves. Aura can be used to boost physical strength, but require either lots of practice or precise control of own energy to utilize.

Spriggan Vest: A hardened leather vest of unknown make and source. Allows the wearer to triple in size, or shrink to a third of their size, with the appropriate alteration of mass.

Juggernaut Mail: A strong set of full body armor, makes it harder push, pull, knockdown, or stop the wearer when they are moving. User gets an additional increasing buff to momentum while moving.

Heartwood armor: A Wooden armor breastplate, which grows plants to cover the rest of the body once put on, therefore will fit most users. Once worn, it can mimic and grow any type of plant the user knows of, as well as mimic their properties and attributes, such as thorns or toxins, etc.

Cast-Off Armor A set of armor made of what seem to be scraps of iron. Great protection, but very heavy. Can 'cast off' the upper layer of the armor leaving only a very thin lower layer, Which somehow greatly enhances the wearers speed above what would be normal even without the armor, but great lowers defense.

other stuff

Uncanny Model: An incredibly detailed, but not alive anatomical model of a humanoid body. Everything from skin to hair and organs is accurate, and it even produces a lifelike amount of body heat. If cut, injured, or altered in anyway, it quickly regenerates over the course of a day to its normal state. Though technically identical to a living being, it's too generic and artificial in features to be mistaken as real. Comes off as unsettling more than anything.

Java Espresso Maker: A high tech and fancy espresso machine with an incomprehensible brand. Makes Stimulating Coffee once a day, Per person. This coffee increases energy, alertness, enhances stats, and effects fades over the course of a day. Over indulging can have serious side effects.

Broken Boomerang: An oddly shaped, ominous grey boomerang. Its image shifts and breaks at regular intervals, and visual or spatial aberrations appear around it, seemingly like its constantly glitching in and out of reality. When thrown, it constantly pops in and out of position and sight, and things in its path are warped and torn in a disturbing manner. After it reaches a certain distance, it simply disappears and pops back into existence in the position it started in when thrown.
No. 136485 ID: 094652

Plushquest Question: Do plushies need water?
No. 136486 ID: afe7de

Yep! they drink water, but prefer candied or meat filled water. Its something they need to live.
No. 136487 ID: 34dfce

If we have some time at any point, would our knowledge of tension-based traps and spears be enough to innovate a crossbow? Bows are a thing, right?
No. 136488 ID: afe7de

One of the advanced traps you could have made was a hidden hand crossbow, so yes, crossbows are definitely a thing. Also bows are definitely a thing.

With your knowledge of traps and string and tension you can make one with sub-par materials, get some FLEXIBLE/SPECIAL PARTS and you can make a really good one. The only problem is you're not skilled in it so you'd attack with some penalties. And you'd also have to make bolts for it or arrows, which wouldn't take you long, but would require TIME to do so.
No. 136560 ID: 8483cf
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Fanart for CATALYST!
No. 136582 ID: afe7de
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> What IS normal?

Basically any form of stuffed person that has normal stitching is “normal”
So half fur, half ash, half cloth, etc all fall within the realms of “normal”
Tentacles like Octopi and Mimi are uncommon, but not unusual
Fish fur kin are uncommon too bc lack of water, but I just think they’re too cool not to include

If you see someone with more than 4 limbs that are functional, typically that’s unusual
If you see someone stitched together strangely, like they were put together from more than one part, half their face is fucked up and from another creature, etc, that’s very unusual
If you see someone coming at you that moves with an unnatural gait and has needles for teeth, run.
I will typically point out to you when something is VERY unusual. All the kin you’ve bumped into at least on the outside look like normal, albeit uncommon races. The buttons for eyes thing is just aesthetic though because the concept looked cool so we kept it (thanks PEA).

> What about the felt?
The felt haven’t been discussed more than briefly by your CLUTCH MOTHER, but they look sorta like these sketches, they’re needle felted abominations, yep that’s totally a slur to call them that, but also they’re cannibalistic, meaning they can eat paperlings but actually mostly eat other stuffies if they can. Oh and to make one you need the stuffing and cloth of another stuffie, then you need to stab it with a wood needle for a while and they can get… wild looking.

They also don’t have traditional blood and are slightly more fragile, but can put themselves back together easier as a result. They’re civilized enough to communicate and have their own civilization, but are commonly distrusted due to their incredibly aggressive and cannibalistic behaviors.

There won’t be any in “THE INVASION OF THE BODY-STITCHERS” But this should give you a clearer idea. I’ll have you talk about it in more detail at some point in the future.


TLDR: As long as it looks aesthetically right it’s typically normal. What you saw or didn’t see at night was definitely out of the ordinary though. Two distinctly different eyes and weirdly shaped head and scar all points to something weird. That is if it was real at all.
No. 136583 ID: 96c896

So, Ashkin are confirmed to blink, despite having what are essentially painted-on eyes. What about other stuffies? Even stuffies that have buttons for eyes?
No. 136585 ID: 0838d6

They blink too. Well, there are *some* cotton-lines that don't need to blink, watch out for those.
No. 136861 ID: 33f0ce

So, are we still planning on becoming a mad scientist akin to Bondrewd/Dr. FRANXX?
No. 136862 ID: 33f0ce

Because I want to make whatever the heck these dudes are as our babies.
No. 136863 ID: afe7de

If we revisit plushquest in the future I'm gonna give you more lore on them, who knows, maybe you'll adopt one of these cannibalistic monstrocities
No. 136867 ID: cdbcf8

No. 136951 ID: afe7de
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Have concept art of Chi but slightly older wearing her vest that I will make her signature outfit.

She's even got some royal yellow bc she's working with them.
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Fanart and non-canon short story of a hypothetical meeting between Chi and one of my own characters.


After a showing like this, you felt it was safe to say that ARBOR DAY MEETUP wouldn’t pick up as other holiday events had. The attendance was poor all around, and although you all tried to make the best of it, the activities hadn’t been all that exciting. You were HAPPY you came, there were certainly a few nice people here, but you DOUBTED you’d return if this ended up being an annual offering.

As you’re all departing though, you notice a young girl going in the same direction as you. You remember her name to be TEMMIE, but you hadn’t talked to her much during the event. Something about her stood out, and it wasn’t that she was a HUMAN. It takes you a moment to figure it out.

[UNDERSTANDING] She’s staring at us, and yet she her attention seems to be somewhere else.
[LOGIC] Perhaps she’s spacing out?
[UNDERSTANDING] No, I don’t think that’s it.
[SABA’S KN] …I think she’s staring at me.
[LOGIC] That’s impossible. You don’t even have a body to stare at.
[SABA’S KN] And yet, I feel her eyes bore into me alone. Do any of you feel the same?
[LUCK] Nope.
[COURAGE] Not even a little.
[SABA’S KN] My point exactly.
[GUILE] Do you think she can hear you?
[SABA’S KN] Hmm… It’s hard to know. Perhaps we can study her expressions more closely to see if she reacts to-

Temmie: “I can Hear you.”

You’re taken aback, stunned at the thought that your mind was being read.

Temmie: “I have never known one who spoke so casually with their own past. Chi is a very interesting woman indeed.”
Chi: Wait… Can you read my MIND?
Temmie: “I cannot. If I focus, then I may hear the words of your soul. What I have mostly heard though is the Spirit who you seemed to be conversing with.”
Temmie: “Hello there, spirit!”

[SABA’S KN] What?
[INTUITION] I think she’s talking to you.
[SABA’S KN] That doesn’t make sense. I am merely a personification of Saba’s knowledge and experiences, not the ghost of the man himself.

She smirks.

Temmie: “If you think like your past self, know what your past self knew, and respond in ways your past self would, then what is the difference?”
Chi: Even if they're similar, my stats aren’t the same as spirits. There is a PHYSICAL difference in what they are.
Temmie: “Perhaps it shouldn’t work, but then Chi and I come from different worlds do we not? Consider that Chi’s world works on a more Strict set of rules than Temmie’s”
Temmie: “Even if it Shouldn’t work, it does. It must be a strange concept to encounter when you come from a world that doesn’t work in that way.”
Chi: That’s…

[UNDERSTANDING] She is at least correct about our own reality.
[LOGIC] I refuse to accept that explanation. It reads like a personal attack to me.
[CREATIVITY] I like it!
[LOGIC] Of course you would.
[SABA’S KN] I can at least confirm that she doesn’t come from where I did if what she says is true.
[UNDERSTANDING] We’ve seen hints of stranger realities than that at this very event.

You and Temmie exchange a few more words, before her expression shifts to DISAPPOINTMENT.

Temmie: “Ah, I appear to be Waking Up.
Chi: What?
Temmie: “May your future see us meeting again.”

You blink, and suddenly she’s GONE. All that remained was a commemorative GIFT BAG she’d been holding, which hit the ground moments after her vanishing.

That had been a STRANGE encounter, but that wasn’t unnatural for these kinds of events it seemed. Perhaps one day you’d UNDERSTAND what she really meant.

[LOGIC] I refuse to ever make sense of that.
[UNDERSTANDING] I believe that would be MY job.
[LOGIC] Then start slacking on it!

No. 136968 ID: 690195
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Bomb as hell Gena comm by https://twitter.com/nerdbayne/

I’m so happy with how it came out
No. 137000 ID: afe7de
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Have a Smooch Day An!
No. 137370 ID: f2320a

wonder when bird will have art of her as a turkey for thanksgiving or late aprilfools perhaps?
No. 137375 ID: eedbeb
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imagine reading shards
No. 137385 ID: f2320a

damng fugging nice but i forgot it was Easter the second bird related holiday now its the meme "draw her giving birth"
No. 137432 ID: d0108b

What happened to Shards?
No. 137433 ID: 0838d6


Nothing really, I’ve just been tired and had a lot on my plate. Crystal Spire development took basically half of last month of pure dedication, then I wanted a break and to draw/animate/play games.

But thinking it over a little bit now, Shards is just dense and unreasonably complex (my fault). It takes me forever to update, basically a whole day off work and I end up lacking the energy to do anything else that day. In truth I’ve been trying to figure out how I can reduce the workload or make the text smaller because I write way too much in these updates but I also feel like it’s important for the tale I’m telling.

It also doesn't help that I’m also running Crystal Spire at the same time (which I enjoy) and my brain is finally relaxing enough to let me want to do non-quest related art.

How about this, How would you guys feel about the quest honing down on one or two specific things. Chi is basically her own person at this point with stats and such, and it’s more about picking a specific plotline to follow and having that be the focus.

Or we could also have updated reduce text significantly with TP mostly being a lot shorter descriptions and only having one larger block of text per update.

Or something else, I’m open to a discussion about it.
No. 137434 ID: 96c896

Each update right now covers potentially 2-8 things happening:
2-3 TP spent, background tasks completing, research tasks completing, bonus Bond events, dinners, and plot events. Plus we wind up voting on goals and tasks half the time.
Chi's life is rich and active, and we get to see a lot of it. I'm sure we don't need to keep track of all of it, but I'm not sure what to cut. You could split up updates a bit more, where we vote on 2-3 TP but don't use them all-- it's split up into two updates. The first update we suggest for social stuff or react to special events, but no voting on TP or whatever. The next update ends the phase and finishes spending TP, then we vote on the next phase but no general suggestions. So basically, an update where we make plans, then an update where we react to things.

Hmm, one thing that's increasing the complexity is there are several plotlines running right now. There's the black lotus stuff, the election, and all our Bonds. Maybe stop adding in new plotlines until some of them resolve?
No. 137436 ID: c92a02

Choices are usually presented 1 TP at a time anyway, why not make the next activity multiple choice? Cutting down on the description of choices might help too.
No. 138033 ID: 894419

I would totally be good with either of those two solutions! I just wanna see more Chi adventures :)
No. 138056 ID: 4ee899

Considering what went off in Roaway's disc thread a while ago I'd wager it's him they thought were getting hurt. It could be people drawing conclusions too but this is very suspicious.
I knew Ed's gang were antagonizes. Too much shit keeps circling back to them. Two of them always gave off the impression they either want people they don't agree with out of qd or change them to suit their liking. Maybe there is credence to abusing Roaway after all.

hello! Since you're coming on under proxies to post this concern trolly shit instead of contacting the mods woth names and evidence you are not exactly coming off as trustworthy. Either contact the mods with names and evidence or I'm prepared to assume you're just tryong to run some sort of false flag because pretz doesnt want to say slurs with you any more.
No. 138098 ID: e5709d

Maybe the former? Mostly I just want more Catalyst after Tippler is done spicing up what's left of Lyst.

I wanted to talk about the elephant in the room: How are Object-kin born, and does the technology level strictly constrain the types of object-kin present or is it possible to find the occasional phaser object-kin in the 21st century?
No. 138105 ID: 0838d6

Plans for Shards are on pause till I figure out some irl stuff or abandon my game project, or finish catalyst.

The plan is for me to get back to writing and updating Catalyst some time in the new year after Tension finishes.

Also next update for Tension will give a brief description of how this specific object-kin was born, so get ready for some lore!
No. 138270 ID: e51896
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I wasn't sure whether to put this in fanart thread, Tippler's discussion thread, or this thread, but here is Nuki's kid that Hunter stitched together with her that I got Tippler to draw.
No. 138292 ID: e5709d

Spidercoon needs three pairs of 'massage contours' when they grow up.
No. 138703 ID: a2d88b

I was wondering, how big is the Tengu worldplate people-wise?

Am I right in assuming Qara Tengu is the only big city, Tengu Academy the only place of advanced education, and the Royal Library the only library bigger than three 2m×2m shelves?
No. 138706 ID: 5499f4
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Chi: I will admit that I have not looked at the Tengu census data as of yet.

[UNDERSTANDING] That's okay, allow me!
[LOGIC] I already did the math.
[LOGIC] The TENGU worldplate is around 200km in radius, and a majority of that land is livable, sans the water sources, since wing kin can just fly.
[LOGIC] There's also a lot of land underneath, filled with caves, earth, minerals, etc that have yet to be fully tapped, but they're not really colonized because of the chance of monsters and because birds want the sky, not the underground!
[LOGIC] QARA TENGU is THE big city. There are other town squares that operate as pseudo towns/hamlets surrounded by 6-8 other clumps of land that are residential areas where various wing-kin live. The only settlement that is nearly as big is the one next to the WORLD PLATE TUNNEL. It's currently unnamed and mostly a merchant hub for those who cant fly.
[LOGIC] All this to say that TENGU is a small place and most of the activity is centralized to the main city since travel is super easy. Given that over 800 years have passed in the history of the plate and that a lot of kin just go and fly out of the plate due to wanderlust, die due to being a hunter, have issues during childbirth, die of old age, and that having twins or more is seen as rare to uncommon-
[UNDERSTANDING] There's more data but that's enough to estimate that there's AT THE MINIMUM, a population of around 40,000 permanant wing-kin residents, supplemented by an additional 10,000 beast-kin residents at the minimum. Give or take around 10k.

Chi: That's.... not that many wing-kin for 800 years...

[SABA'S KN] It's actually not too bad, though it would probably be higher if less kin left
[KNOWLEDGE] Or if historically Wing-Kin didn't become sellswords
[LEADERSHIP] Or if they were better educated, which is happening now

Chi: We're so behind...

No. 138979 ID: 5648a5

I can't believe we rolled another 2 in the Tension quest! At this point, I feel like we should be getting a prize for getting the same number multiple times in a row!

.....just to be clear, I'm not actually expecting a prize, this is just a joke because it's like a slot machine getting the same number multiple times in a row.
No. 138982 ID: 9ea24b
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me every time ed gets a bad roll in tension
No. 138993 ID: 85c6ae

Put that away before you poke someone's eye out!

Or should we just call for Hailey Mary to come help you with that problem?
No. 138998 ID: 9ea24b
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it's ok it's just a little pal. a good friend. nothing to worry about
No. 139549 ID: 54b37f

So. SuCHESStion's graveyarded. Is it dead? If so, I'd like to reveal the absolute madness that SVilHQ's full motives had.

Even if it's not dead, I'll give a piece of the puzzle. He was playing his own game rather than the one everybody else was. He had a way to "cooperate" with the karmalings once he'd "won" the game he was playing.
No. 139553 ID: 38349b

Feel free to do so I may ungraveyard it at some point but that wont be for a while, keeping track of everyone's movements and actions and stats is pain and I had a spreadsheet but it was still pain.
No. 139558 ID: c1873a

In that particular case, I'll reveal how he planned to "cooperate", but leave the rest as a mystery to be solved.

He went outside the box to find unorthodox solutions. One thing he figured out early was that the orders he gave did not have to be good ones.

Once he had the ability to gain and use karma, he'd offer tactical advice to karmalings for a price. He would also give hostiles orders he was paid to give, though he'd refund half if they refused to follow the order stated. If his services were used enough within a single battle, he'd effectively "swap sides" for the rest of the battle by ordering hostiles into bad tactical positions, ambushes, preset traps, etc. Gods could also pay him to aid the karmalings via the task system.

If he judged that the karmalings were outmatched, he might even swap sides for free. Otherwise, however, he'd aid the hostiles as "incentive" to pay up.

What were the rest of his motives? FIND OUT IF SUCHESSTION IS EVER UNGRAVEYARDED! Of course, he also has to "win" the game he's playing, too...
No. 139964 ID: 38349b
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Some Anemia Concept art
No. 139968 ID: 38349b
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The cover art for the twine adaptation of Crystal Spire
No. 139969 ID: 38349b
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also an uncropped version
No. 139971 ID: e51896

linked to your twine adaption
No. 140947 ID: f2320a

Can a wingkin become to heavy to fly like getting too fat like a turkey or flightless like a dodo?
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