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902109 No. 902109 ID: 11f77a

Wiki: https://tgchan.org/wiki/Arthocob_Date_Quest
Discussion: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/106192.html
Takes place in the Team Port Echo universe so... may or may not be canon-ish. Prequel maybe?
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No. 911592 ID: 11f77a
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911592

THREE-HUNDRED-FIFTY YUGGOTHS?!
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No. 911594 ID: 11f77a
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911594

So y-yes. A couple jobs would be g-good. I-I-I suppose I’ll settle for some... cheaper alternatives... that may get the job done. L-let’s keep our options open for n-now.

Current Wallet: 14 yogguths
MEATS
Baolith Steaks $3yg
Yuugoth Filet $2yg
Qua-quibb Flanks $3yg
Zaugoki Bowl $5yg

FRUITS AND VEGGIES
Toffel Bulbs$1yg
Larhsaana $1yg
Hakkyagga $1yg

DRINKS
Gorm Milk $1yg
Rose Amber Punch (Juice) $1yg
Zephcynth Ale-Lark (Beer) $2yg
Sarcothus Torq (Beer) $2yg
Divine Relik (Beer) $2yg
Lunar Pearlwater (Wine) $350yg
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No. 911596 ID: 080aaf

Beer! More beer, Sarco!
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No. 911605 ID: 91ee5f

>>911594
How about some Qua-quibb Flanks and Sarcothus Torq (Beer)?

Don’t forget to also check for candies!
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No. 911636 ID: a9af05

>>911605
All of this!
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No. 911644 ID: 2f83e5

>>911594
What is a Baolith Steaks? Sounds good. Any beer is good or is Eudora fond of a certain brand? Also don't freak out always act confident but not full of yourelf I bet she'd like that.
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No. 916383 ID: 11f77a
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916383

>>911596
>>911605
>>911636
>Sarcothus Torq & Qua-quibb Flanks
Sarcothus Torq. It’s a normal brand of beer—founded in Cnidari Vaalbaran wasteland colonies where the Vzierian raiders now occupy. But it’s a beer nonetheless that Eudora will probably enjoy!

Qua-quibbs are local farm animals here, mollusk-like, and their flank steaks are tasty! Huge creatures, but docile! (I make sure to grab a handful of candy too; sweets are always a good way to a girl’s heart!) Which the total is six yuggoths.

Current Wallet: 8 yuggoths
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No. 916385 ID: 11f77a
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916385

So I have a good amount bought for Eudora. But I realize I ought to make a checklist of sorts, or goal list in order to impress and convince Eudora to go out with me. Something to keep in mind and strive for.

[ ] Go on a date with Eudora
[ ] Purchase Pearlwater (350ygs)
--[ ] Get a job for money
[ ] Gift the comic book to Eudora
[ ] Find a martial weapon (to gift Eudora).

I wonder if there’s anything else I’m missing. Of course, I could add or remove certain goals—say if buying the Pearlwater is too pretentious of me.

> What should I do next?
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No. 916402 ID: 556568

go buy nunchucks at the flea market
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No. 916413 ID: 2f83e5

>>916385
>Getting a Job
What are you good for?
Hey, maybe we should ask the owner of the food store if he has any jobs, maybe you could get your hands on the Lunar Pearlwater this way.
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No. 916457 ID: 080aaf

>>916385
If you have to ask, it's probably too pretentious.
Go about getting a job, it has all sorts of benefits, like getting paid, and testing your commitment to this quest.
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No. 916466 ID: 91ee5f

>>916385
There’s no way you can afford the Pearlwater anytime soon, so you may want to wait to buy it on the 3rd or 4th date with Eudora, when you’ve hopefully got money saved up by then.

Because I doubt you’re going to find a job that’ll pay you 350ygs so you can buy it for your 1st date.

>What do?
Go check the prices of martial weapons, so that you can get an idea of how much money you need to save to buy one.
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No. 916511 ID: 11f77a
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916511

>What are you good for?
I’m pretty good at gardening, quite peaceful and a skillful chore. I also help the church farm with herding and milking Gorms. Usually good deeds around the House allow some small bonuses for market stuff.

>Affording Pearlwater anytime soon/3rd or 4th date
True, it may be a long while before I can afford something real special like that. I like the optimism that she’ll definitely go on more than one date with me too!
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No. 916514 ID: 11f77a
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916514

>Go buy nunchucks at the flea market
To the ninja shop, then! Exciting things to browse there. I make my way to look at the weapons by the counter. Interesting stuff--maces, ffffifty different swords with stylized hilts, some throwing stars, lots of knives to collect, and there are nunchucks!

Ffffloop. I should’ve expected it to be more then what I have. I manage to find one made of plain wood. Other types of weapons have pincers and chitin scales and looks to be some collector’s item.

>___
Current Wallet: 8 yuggoths
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No. 916519 ID: e3a778

is it considered rude around here to haggle? maybe you can try to get the brass knuckles for 8.
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No. 916521 ID: ad51b8

...well you're in a market area, maybe you'll get lucky and find a few spare yuggoths laying on the ground to get the brass knuckles.
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No. 916525 ID: 91ee5f

>>916514
You know, Eudora seems like the kind of person that likes to punch things, so those brass knuckles would be perfect for her!

Unfortunately, you’re 2 yuggoths short.
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No. 916534 ID: 2f83e5

>>916514
Try to haggle for the brass knuckles
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No. 916915 ID: 080aaf

Eudora's the type to craft her own weapons anyway, from spit & chitin. There are some goals here, but- hey, maybe you can do a side job for the shopkeep and get one of those weapons, like the throwing knives, at a discount.
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No. 917134 ID: 11f77a
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917134

>>916519
>>916521
>>916525
>>916534
The brass knuckles seem promising. But you’re right that I’m only two yuggoths short. I never haggled before, but I’ll try. It’s easy right? Make the offer and act like you’re in charge!

Yeah, that’s right! The seller depends on me to make business! It only matters what the customer thinks those weapons are worth! I give the Zephcynth seller my offer to pay everything I have left in my pocket. A full eight yuggoths! Making eight is better than making zero anyway! You gotta make what you can!

>Side job for the weapons seller?
Also are you hiring?
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No. 917136 ID: 11f77a
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917136

The Zephcynth tells me my haggling was mediocre and not to waste my breath negotiating on purchases less than 20 yuggoths. Children have a better chance to haggle for the sharper weapons if they fake a tear. He takes a good look at me and politely declines my offer to work behind the counter.

Before I leave to start digging for coins he realizes an opportunity. He thinks I look confident enough to at least carry out a special delivery for him. There’s a neighboring village about a day’s trek away where some guy had ordered a novelty. His previous errand boy was sent but never returned--believing he just ran off with his wares.

He asks if I may be interested in that instead.

>___
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No. 917141 ID: b1b4f3

Do you have time to do this mission?
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No. 917145 ID: 8848bd

whats in it for you, specifically?
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No. 917196 ID: 080aaf

This sounds like a job for Ganymede!
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No. 917214 ID: 11f77a
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917214

>>917145
>>917196
I like that confidence! I can deliver stuff! Of course, I ask what’s in it for me. He seems pleased to have my attention and pulls out an interesting weapon wrapped in heavy silk. A collector in Village Corbon has requested these Relicynth daggers. It’s a bit hush-hush but understandably these mall-ninja types don’t want their parents finding out how they spend their money. You could persuade for a generous tip to keep your jowls sealed. Law of the land usually requires the couriers to be tipped--so you could make an extra 10yg. He’ll start me off earning 4% of what was commissioned after each completed delivery--flexible depending on distance and how hazardous the land may be. But you’re basically going next door. Anything cheaper than 300yg the customers will might as well visit the store themselves. So you'll make 12yg for the deed at the least (not including tips).

All the traditional stuff is there too: have the client sign a document. Boss supplies yuggoths for a stay at any village inn. A badge stating you’re a delivery boy and granted passage into cities and towns.

If I choose to accept, I can start the delivery early tomorrow morning and reach Corbon by evening.

>___
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No. 917253 ID: b1b4f3

Uh... yeah, okay.
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No. 917261 ID: 2f83e5

>>917214
Sounds good to me, accept.
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No. 917263 ID: 080aaf

Great news! Eudora will be pleased to hear you're going steady at your date tonight.
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No. 917528 ID: 11f77a
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917528

>>917253
>>917261
>>917263
I accept the job. The merchant seems pleased and looks forward to seeing me at his tent tomorrow morning. The earlier the better. We can call him Menz. He tells me to skedaddle and make way for the other customers.

Well that was easy to find a job! That one trip will be enough to buy some brass knuckles once I return. I put a checkmark in the book and make sure to write inside my planner.

Now I can find Eudora and cook up some Baoli--
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No. 917529 ID: 11f77a
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917529

HOOF--!
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No. 917530 ID: 11f77a
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917530

I hear some guffawing, and one with a peculiar but recognizable snort in the middle of their hee-haw. It could be none other than Kyzil, Mok, and Torval behind me. These guys have been bullying me for years, but I’ve been perfecting the art of being the bigger man. I’ve wanted to test a new strategy. I'll just... silently get up, try extremely hard not to cry, teach them that it’s not polite to do these things, calmly collect my stuff, and possibly run.
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No. 917531 ID: 11f77a
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917531

Kyzil: “How’s the mud, squirt?”

“You’re not gonna try to be the bigger man again, are ya? Heh-heh-heh...

>___
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No. 917542 ID: d887c0

You ARE the bigger man. You have a job and you're going to have a lovely dinner with someone special to you. These three are just speed bumps. They can push you around, demean you, ridicule you, and even beat you up. But they can't take away what you've achieved. Remember that.
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No. 917548 ID: b1b4f3

Grab your things, shrug, then run away.
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No. 917588 ID: 1a6f80

what new strategy and what with the crazy sadist look on Kyzil
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No. 917603 ID: 91ee5f

>>917531
The most important thing to do is grab the things you were going to give to Eudora! Do that before you say anything to them!
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No. 917623 ID: 2f83e5

>>917531
Be careful, maybe they'll try to stleal your stuff.
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No. 917968 ID: 11f77a
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917968

>>917542
Good words to live by. Day in, day out these guys pick on me--but I’m fairly used to it now. If they were sent by the Almighty Bhothogoshol herself then it definitely isn’t as bad as, like, meteors raining down on a village or a plague. I can take this torment.

>>917548
>>917603
>>917623
You’re right--I should just collect my gifts for Eudora as fast as possible and split. I’m not going to spend a word on these guys. They’ve caused enough trouble my whole life and I don’t quite have anything left to say. I try to save the food first and scoop it into the grocery bag (calmly and not too hurried). I’ll clean off the dirt and mud later.

Kyzil: “Oooooh, the silence is new~! Hey buddy, why aren’t you sayin’ anything?”

Kyzil: “Tch, Is that a comic book? Nerd.”

Mok snatches the magazine before I do. I’ve played that game too many times to know what happens when I try to reach it. Kyzil hops off the fence. Whatever she says the other two chortle with their mandibles.

Kyzil: “Vulgar Rush? What is that, some kind of porn mag?”

Kyzil: “Hmm, all I see are a bunch of burly dudes--is that what gets you going, Gany?”

>___
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No. 917969 ID: e3a778

You know, you can’t go wrong with a guy who’s fit, competent, and heroic — which is why I’ve never paid much attention to you guys.
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No. 918007 ID: 2f83e5

>>917968
Tell her that your eyes are upon a fine and lovey lady already.
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No. 918018 ID: d887c0

Maybe. What? Are they a bunch of homophobes, too? That's discrimination. They could get in trouble for that.
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No. 918044 ID: 1a6f80

we not gay
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No. 918114 ID: 0c3c2c

>>917968
You're really not gay. Actually, it sounds like they're projecting. By the way, does your society have any guards or a police system?

Also, start telling them platitudes from Church. Specifically all the brutally violent ones. Inform them of how your faith is strong, and martyrdom is considered a promotion.
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No. 918117 ID: a9af05

>>917968
Are these guys afraid of Eudora? Do they know who she is?

Because if they know who she is and they're afraid of her, you can tell them that Eudora is gonna hurt them if she finds out they're messing with her comic book!
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No. 918235 ID: 11f77a
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918235

>>918117
These guys are orphans at the school, just like me. And they do know Eudora. While they are rivals--they’ve learned not to anger the punch buggy. I think I remember a childhood incident where Eudora tried to ‘fix’ Kyzil’s eye.

They surround me, even when I back off to make space. Although I can’t just let them take Eudora’s comic book! I don’t really want to reveal that it’s my gift for her. They’d rip it to shreds!

>>918114
>Guards/Police
There are town guards, probably not as tight as other planets. This is a village unlike an off-world city. But if someone spots us they’ll just tell us to scram.

>Platitudes/Violent anecdotes
The Book of the Voxxus Neb is full of neat little anecdotes and lessons! I’m not really keen on the violent stuff--Bhothogoshol shows us that the world doesn’t need brutality and barbarism to get your point across.

I recite a verse when the great warrior Bogn denied to kill his rival: “I cannot steal Meegir when the tempt is absent. Any more, I cannot eradicate just as I cannot spare.

Torval: “That doesn’t even make sense, dork.”

I explain that Bogn became indifferent to violence; his enemies couldn’t strike him down no matter how hard they tried. Bogn saw his enemy like one would view the smallest, insignificant mite in the soil. With a new enlightenment, he could enter the amber City.

In other words, bullying me won’t get you anywhere in life.
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No. 918236 ID: 11f77a
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918236

>>917969
>>918018
Somehow I don’t think it’s a good idea to give any implication that fit, competent, and heroic dudes catch my interest. They’ll just start spreading rumors around the orphanage. I dunno if they’re homophobes but I don’t want to be associated with something I am NOT.

>>918007
I brush what I can off my robe. I make it clear that my eyes are upon a fine and lovely lady already, mind you. Kyzil acts flattered, surprised, and jests with her hands on her cheeks with that sadistic smile in her gaze.

Kyzil: “Ooh~ Ganymede! I never thought you had the hots for me.”

Kyzil: “Suddenly everything about you makes sense~!”

Kyzil: “Please, go on.”

Those jerks are laughing. She knows very well I didn't mean her! >:C I mean, she is a well-complimented Arthocob on campus. But that’s beside the point!

>___
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No. 918241 ID: b1b4f3

>>918236
Tell her she is pretty but you meant Eudora.
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No. 918275 ID: 2f83e5

>>918236
Sorry, altough you are a fine woman, my heart was stolen by Eudora.
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No. 918278 ID: 91ee5f

>>918236
Try telling her, “Oh, please, we both know you’re outta my league! Mok and Torval have a better chance at getting a date with you than I do!”

Hopefully, one or both of the guys will realize that they do feel something for Kyzil and will end up fighting each other to try and get a date with her. Which will have all of them focus on that instead of you!

.....or you could pray really hard right now and ask your god to please send Eudora to save you right now.
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No. 918282 ID: 40df11

Just act confused at the idea she's someone anyone would be interested in.
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