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50332 No. 50332 ID: d6af4f

It's time again for a fresh thread.

Previous threads, latest to oldest:
>>343117
>>338649
>>327658
>>319591
>>313335
>>1754
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No. 50333 ID: f730a1

Excellent. Let's kick this thread off with a question to all characters:

If you could make all of one kind of thing go away, what would it be?
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No. 50334 ID: 602cbb
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50334

>>360133
Dragons
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No. 50335 ID: 371309

To all quest characters:
If you could make a quest of your own what would it be about?
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No. 50337 ID: 178c80
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50337

>What's your new robot body gonna look like?
It might not be a robot. It could be a biological body. Or I could just stick my consciousness into a machine. Some sort of A.I-module. I could be in total control of all my shit! Think about, linking myself into a supercomputer...
I am going to stick to this body for now. I won't die yet, he he.

>If you could make all of one kind of thing go away, what would it be?
Magic. I hate that shit.

>If you could make a quest of your own what would it be about?
Dunno. About science and stuff? Developing warmachines and shit? I don't know.
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No. 50340 ID: e3f578

>>360137
Do you know enough about consciousness to do that?
How does one study a consciousness?
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No. 50342 ID: c17c06
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50342

>>360133
Whatever plant makes those fucking seeds that get stuck to everything. Do you have any idea how hard those are to get rid of when you're covered in hair!?
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No. 50344 ID: 12c19f

A peculiar question to all quest characters of peculiar anatomy or species, do you have x-rays or references of your species skeletons? I am most interested how the inner framework of some characters go together. Bonus if it's of your own skeleton as we can get amusing looks at all the fractures and mends of your past exploits.

If you don't have a skeleton, any other supporting structure!
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No. 50345 ID: ef67f0

There were some unanswered questions at the end of the last thread. Will those carry over?
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No. 50346 ID: d6af4f

>>360145
That's usually how it seems to work, yes.
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No. 50350 ID: ef67f0

>>360140
And thus, tgchan cuts its philosophical baby teeth. :V
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No. 50368 ID: 332134

Hey Baron Northgate, if Felix's brothers didn't have to do etiquette training or things like that growing up, what DID they have to do?
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No. 50372 ID: ef67f0

Ryhn: What's up with the Gaga get-up? And where do you expect your musical career to go from here? :V
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No. 50376 ID: ef67f0

Also,

>>360163
>>360164
All Characters: Show us your best karaoke!
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No. 50377 ID: 2563d4

>>360172
( >>/meep/20736 )
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No. 50378 ID: ef67f0

>>360177
Ah.
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No. 50382 ID: d09277
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50382

>>360135
Oh man, it would be about this awesome pirate, she has adventures on the high seas and steals all the treasure. And she's so pretty, all the boys want her, but they can't have her, because she seduced the kraken.
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No. 50388 ID: 14a1d0
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50388

>>360172
I can't sing or dance. What the hell are you expecting out of this? It's not like anyone would pay me to hop around and bellow like an idiot. You have to have a lot of talent to be a professional singer, right?
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No. 50391 ID: 431fa8

>>360188
...not really, no. Talent is just one of several ways for a singer to be successful.
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No. 50396 ID: 832169
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50396

>>360168

“Felix has it quite easy compared with his brothers. My oldest son, Alexander, had to become the strongest man in the North. To that effect, when he was nine years old I gave him over to one of the smaller barbarian tribes I was allied with. As his father, I knew I was not going to be able to push him as far as he needed. For the next eight years he lived and breathed nothing but combat. I only met him fleetingly, maybe once a year or so, and on those occasions I could give him little but encouraging words. Even giving him some extra provisions would have marked him as weak by the others, but I didn’t have to worry about him much. I knew my son had a driving will beyond that of normal men. When my son finally returned from that tribe, he did so after he had bested each of their champions in combat. That was really the extent of Alexander’s training, though he did take the next couple of years to hone his combat skills. This was all leading up to when Alexander was nineteen, and the chieftain of the largest barbarian tribe offered his daughter to the man who could defeat all challengers. He participated in the tournament and won, winning a wife and securing an important allegiance that has been crucial in recent years as more barbarian tribes join our cause against the Gentry.”

“As for my son Gregory, we intended that he would have a noble’s education, similar to Felix. Our plans were severely complicated when it turned out that he had been been born with a gift for sorcery, similar to my wife. Though we tried in vain to keep some level of control over the boy, it became clear that we would have to hand his education over to a skilled wizard. When he was eight my wife’s old teacher agreed to school him, but only on the condition that we not could not see our son until his apprenticeship was over. We agreed, and didn’t see him again until he was nearly fifteen. I had been hoping that he would be easier to work with by that point, but he continued to be so unruly that I could do little with him but eventually put him to use in the military. They always need skilled mages.”
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No. 50399 ID: a9ba96

>>360196
So, besides the elves, what other races do you deal with?
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No. 50400 ID: e3f578

>>360196
What do you mean by unruly? Was your third son a brat or do you mean an entirely different kind of unruly? As in accidentally blowing up expensive rooms unruly, even past his apprenticeship.

Your country has asked an awful lot from you and your family. What do you, personally get out of it, and what do you think your boys get out of this, beyond the honor of serving their country? Or is serving your country all you actually care about?
I mean, the common belief about what should be important to a man's life in descending order is family>country>self or sometimes family>self>country but regardless the main point is that, above all else, you should look out for your family, so do you believe your boys to be better off serving your country in this manner? Or do you all of this in a form of regret, wishing that you could let your boys choose for themselves what to make of their lives, but the state of your country requires you to make their choices for them?
Or is this just regular tradition for nobles and you care about tradition more than the standard family values? No disrespect in any of my questions, regardless of your answers, I'm just legitimately curious about your beliefs.
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No. 50401 ID: ed57e8

>>360200
i'd say felix is better off with all this hot elf booty he gonna be gettin.
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No. 50402 ID: e3f578

>>360201
I'm sure his father only wants his son getting only one piece of elven booty, to avoid diplomatic complications with the elves, and even then it's probably not his concern how much he gets of that one booty Felix gets or any at all. It's just for diplomacy, doesn't have to be an enjoyable marriage to suit its purposes.
That is the risk the Baron had to know about when he made this trade, that he could be putting his son into an unhappy, unfruitful marriage. What I want to know is that he truly think it's worth that, or if he believes the risk is minimal, that he's positive the couple will grow to care for one another. So far, all I know is that this is his duty as a Baron, not what he believes or wants as a father.
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No. 50406 ID: 832169
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50406

>>360199

“The only other races we deal with are the dwarves, the orcs and the bugs. The dwarves just trade with us from time to time and keep to themselves. The orcs pretty much do the same nowadays, after the bulk of their armies got killed during the Orc Wars. As for the bugs, they’re mostly refugees and merchants, but they do have some rather fine mercenaries among their species. I’d proud to say I employ quite a few.”

>>360200 >>360202

“I should clarify about Gregory. First, he is my second son. Felix is my third and youngest son. And this wasn’t a case of a child simply not doing what he was told. On the contrary, in a lot of ways he was a dutiful son. He has always been fiercely loyal to our family, it’s just that he has nearly boundless reserves of energy and loves his freedom above anything else. Sometimes, so my wife tells me, those who are born with the talent for magic will be possessed of an almost feverish lust for life that can hardly be sated. I make no joke when I tell you that Gregory once ran, nonstop, around the roof of our manor in Northgate. For two days straight. He didn’t even stop for rest and food, though when he was done he ate enough to choke a bear and fell asleep for a few hours. Gregory never did sleep longer than four hours at a time.”

“My Empire has never asked me to do this to my children. My wife and I have done this of our own accord. The order of a man’s belief that you posted, while interesting, is slightly flawed to my mind. As a noble, I truly believe that all three things are equally important. The Northgates have been ruling our portion of the Empire for five generations. Our family’s future, as well as my own, are inherently tied into the destiny of the land we live in for better or worse. The marriage of my son Alex, as I’ve mentioned, has helped me defend our borders and maintain a lasting peace with a former aggressor. It does help that Alex and his wife do seem to love each other quite sincerely.”

“Ah, but Felix and his marriage is what we’re speaking of here. Yes, when I made this arrangement with Lord D’Amuri I did have to contend with the possibility that I could be condemning Felix to a marriage that might be an unhappy one. Do I think it would be worth it for my son to have a miserable marriage if I knew it would mean further peace between our races? Yes. Is it downright hypocritical to ask my son to partake in such a marriage when I was given the privilege of choosing my wife? Certainly. Would my son being in such an unhappy marriage affect me? ...I’d like to say no. I think it would eat at me for the rest of my life. I also know that there is danger for my son if he stays where he is. However, I know that my son is a good person. He makes good decisions and is a good judge of others. He has always excelled at what he puts his mind to. I guess, if you want my beliefs summed up as callously and neatly as possible, I see my sons as bargaining chips towards the possibility of a better tomorrow.”

“I don’t know if that answered all of your questions, but that should give you an idea of how I feel.”
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No. 50410 ID: e3f578

>>360206
Most I can think of that you didn't answer, is uhh...
wow, you got most of it. Though I think I was a bit curious of what you thought the risk might be that this somehow makes your relations with the elves worse, not including the progressive Lord D’Amuri, It's an aggressive action to their culture and traditions. Should the Lord fall in any manner, all real support of the marriage is off, except for maybe the hearty King who seems to indulge in pleasure and happiness. And the marriage seems to be the only hard bond made beyond trade agreements.
I just think this is a shaky ship that has a big risk of sinking before it gets even to its destination, and a fire could easily brake out and get to the reserves of hardy dwarven alcohol.

Simply put, this is less concern about your son and more for the political risk going awry.

I also can't help but ask about your scar. Can't help it. It's the elephant in the room. As a diplomat, ever get into a drinking match with a dwarf? Or would that have killed you?
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No. 50414 ID: 7e3704

>>360210
I, too, am interested in the scar. Especially how it seems to switch sides.
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No. 50415 ID: 9594e6

>>360214

According to the filename, it's due to some strange bit of technology called a "mirror."
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No. 50421 ID: 832169
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50421

>>360210

“I’m quite honestly not concerning myself with the potential risks to our relations. You have to understand, the Gentry are a huge threat to our kingdom. They seek no reasonable terms with our species, preferring to slaughter those which get in their way without remorse. There are some strategists in the kingdom that are beginning to doubt that they can be defeated. What I’m saying is, you’re right. This is extremely tenuous. Though I doubt someone would move against Lord D’Amuri at once, they will strike in time. And, if he falls while my son is there he will most likely die as well along with any chance of a formal peace agreement between our peoples for some time. The situation is dire, however. Had this war not occurred, we could have moved forward with this marriage at our leisure, but it has begun to expedite matters. I’ll say this, however: If someone does kill my son and new in-laws, I will ride here like a storm and deliver vengeance. To try summarizing my wandering thoughts: I cannot worry about the ramifications now if we face an overwhelming enemy like the Gentry. I can only pray things to turn out for the best.”

“As for my scar, I got it saving Lord D’Amuri during the war against the orcs. Their leader, Blackhand, had gotten the better of him and was threatening to take his head off. I intervened, and after the battle he approached me about the marriage that Felix is now embroiled in.”
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No. 50487 ID: 070341
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50487

>>359624
Sorry, I should be clearer. When I say "retain memories", I mean the way most mature psychic patterns do, remembering their last life with only a little less clarity then their current one, and the previous to that a bit more vaguely, and so on. I can remember my last life pretty well, for example, well enough to retain some skills and specific facts. Dates, places, names, that sort of thing. Beyond a certain amount of reincarnations, though, memories tend to fade away, save for specific moments. It's like the way you guys dream; just after waking up, it's still there, but it fades pretty quickly except for one or two particular feelings or images.

Newly sentient scellor have more trouble keeping their memories, but big events - particularly ones that are psychically significant - will still stick. Usually, their first moment of sentience, and their first death.

>>359543
Heh. That would be my PEOPLE SKILLS at work.

And my natural charm, of course.

>>359533
I've been a guy before, so it would be pretty weird if I always had these! Still, I dunno. Big tits are a bit awkward to have, but I also think they're sort of comforting.
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No. 50492 ID: 7e3704

>>360182
Padma, and anyone else who feels like answering: What is the weirdest creature you've slept with?
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No. 50495 ID: 97486c
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50495

>>360292
There are many.

The weirdest that I can remember would, once inserted, be unable to withdraw for quite some time. It stays completely still. No sounds, no movement. Nothing.
It just stares at you.

Then when you least expect it, BOOM!

It was rather startling.
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No. 50497 ID: e3f578

>>360295
So, I don't think I got an answer to this before, but is this "method" of studying demons common for those in your field? I suppose it would be a good way to pacify them for further study, and discover their reproductive habits too.

Or are you the go-to scholar for the reproduction/sex-culture of demons? Like how some would specialize in hunting behaviors, social behaviors, tool-use, etc. of demons?
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No. 50501 ID: 6f1d54
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50501

>>360135
One that actually has a fucking ending.
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No. 50511 ID: 97486c
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50511

>>360297
It's not that I plan on these things to happen, it's just the easiest way to get a demon to agree to let me study them.
I fuck them, they don't eat me while I study them.

It's a pretty simple trade if you ask me.

Though I have become far more familiar in the reproduction of most demonic species then I would care to admit.
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No. 50535 ID: e3f578

>>360311
Has anyone gone back on their deal, like fuck you and eat you? Either out of reproductive tradition like Pray Mantis's, a fetish, or a demon just being a plain asshole?
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No. 50536 ID: d09277
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50536

>>360292
The strangest creature I slept with? Well, do I have a story for you! Just last night, The Indomitable Pirate King Viktor's airship was ambushed! The law boarded his vessel and threw him overboard, and he crashed through the skylight of the library where I work! Scoundrel extraordinaire, crafty shapeshifter, legendary lover-- he fell straight into my lap, gravely injured.
I wasted no time nursing him back to health. As soon as he laid eyes on me, he knew we were destined to be together. We went out and drank fine wine while he confided the great secrets of his most daring heists. Soon, I saw them firsthand, as together we reclaimed his airship and set sail out of the cloud and into the night sky. There, on the deck of his ship, beneath the moon and stars, he ravished me until I could take no more.
With great regret, he informed me that his adventure was not complete, and that he could not stand to put me in danger until after he had proven his innocence and reclaimed his treasure.
We returned to my modest apartment, and he promised to one day return and take me away from all this. Until that day, he said, I should remember that he will always love me.

That's pretty much basically exactly what happened.
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No. 50537 ID: a2853b

>>360336
Padma: Is it just me, or do you look really, really old?
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No. 50538 ID: d09277

>>360337
this is why i shouldn't draw if i haven't slept in 40 hours
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No. 50540 ID: 88e5ad

>>360337

...I think it's just you.
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No. 50562 ID: 97486c
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50562

>>360335
That's happened more times then I'd like to think about.
I've become quite a skilled fighter because of such things but I've always become far too aware of certain races mating habits because of it as well.

I'd rather not think about it.
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No. 50564 ID: a76cbb

>>360362
Alright, on a more positive note

Who was your favourite? :3c
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No. 50565 ID: 01ed9f

To the CSF crew in general: How awesome was the victory party, with picture evidence please.

And to Cheren specific: What do you think of your new crew, are they good core material for a new raider group? At least the big blue gal seems to be quite tough.
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No. 50567 ID: 97486c
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50567

>>360364
Oh my... That would have to be the Myurii.

It has this amazing gift where it can seemingly pause time but retain it's awareness. It lets them and their partner think better in combat.
When used at the right moment...

It felt like I was in that state for a whole day. That was a nice one.
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No. 50582 ID: a9ba96
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50582

Okay so

I believe that demonology is a practice that one cannot learn simply through reading a book. This is precisely why I have not read many books on demonology.

I also believe that first-hand experience is the most valuable tool in dealing with abyssal horrors.

That being said I'm almost positive that none of that is proper procedure.
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No. 50583 ID: cf49fc

>>360382
I'm with you, Doctor Namskull. Though to be fair that Demonologist appears to be a Demon!

You had best retrieve your Foil Cap to strengthen your mind against her beguillings.
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No. 50584 ID: ed57e8

>>360383
half demon.
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No. 50585 ID: d5ee6f

>>360384
Hmmm... Are her methods a family tradition?
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No. 50586 ID: cf49fc

>>360385
This explains a lot, really.
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No. 50587 ID: a83682
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50587

>>360292
Dessen, for sure. On one occasion, I awoke and it was in my bed with me! That was extremely bizarre.

...Oh, it's an euphemism for sex? I've only had sex with Enials before. My sexual preferences are very basic.
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No. 50589 ID: affb00

>>360387

Trust me you may not remember it but you've had sex with Dessen. Everyone has had sex with Dessen.
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No. 50591 ID: fc72e1

>>360387
Damnit anciu, you are adorable when you're freaked out.
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No. 50670 ID: d3ccca

Chee: Enlighten us with your professorly ways as to Predator anatomy
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No. 50713 ID: 61e7f9

To Operator.
Are you male or female? How much do you get paid? Do you like your job? Have you ever had to deal with a clusterfuck of this magnitude before?
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No. 50716 ID: d6af4f
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50716

>>360470

Okay! So, uh, where to begin... well, they're very orange. It's because they originated in a forest of.. orange.. things, but that's not the lesson! They moved out as they got the hang of controlling neumono, and now they're all over the place. Or they were. Now they're mostly just dead. Anyways, that's what it is for external anatomy! They're also supposedly distant cousins of neumono which basically makes sense but they sure look different.

So, they made lots of problems for the neumono. Sometimes entire hives were broken from them! Not usually though. Anyways, those space rabbit things eventually got the hang of decent weaponry that made loud boom noises and that helped, but they were a problem nonetheless! It was around the time they were getting the hang of steam engines and all that, that aliens arrived! The aliens were humans. Contact was terse at first, but as time went on, the neumono and humans learned each others languages. Now, the humans wanted lots of resources, and the neumono planet is a big one. So the neumono were skeptical of course, but then the humans showed themselves to be very capable of taking out the predators!

That's what happened. In return for basic exports and the like, the humans sent out lots of hunting parties - not just for predators, but for any big game. It was a major attraction for big game hunters to go, as the neumono home planet boasts some of the biggest, smartest and most dangerous wildlife in the known galaxy. Humans also were the ones to invent neumono jammers - prior to that, the empathic links were considered sacred, and not to be messed with. Between humans, jammers and weaponry, the predators became no issue within ten years, during which, in return, the neumono were glad to set aside land and give them resources and even labor sometimes. Hives were still very warlike early on though, so if they got treated badly during labor under the human corporations, usually the corporation got a lot of strikes. And by strikes I mean their factories or whatever got burned down. It kind of made relations bad again for a bit, but some corporations treated the neumono well, and the neumono treated them well back, so there were plenty of good examples as well. It worked out in the end, and humans and neumono eventually sorted out their differences, and set up peace zones where everyone gets along very well, even other hives. That was certainly a foreign concept to neumono, since almost every hive was nearly always hostile to one another, so a peace zone was something new!

It's still difficult for them to switch hives or join one or what have you but it is way different compared to the time before the first offworld landing, which was only about 50 years before Polo's current predicament. The idea that anyone is able to even have a chance of joining a hive without being born into it is relatively new, considering there are plenty of neumono who remember life before the current state, and how hard it was in comparison in many ways, since a neumonos life span is something around 200 years! Oh, to put that in perspective, humans with access to such high tech medicine can live, on average, for around 125 years. Anyways, most of the planet isn't in a designated safe zone, so hives still constantly fight each other for territory as much as they fight against all the wilderness. And the safe zones till push their borders now and again, trying to get more hives to join in - some even talk about making all the neumono on the planet into one big hive! Most call that a crazy pipe dream.

What was I talking about again? Predator anatomy! It's similar to neumono internal things, like multiple hearts and spread out brains, but there aren't nearly as many failsafes for getting shot in the brain unlike neumono. And because that's nearly their whole body, getting shot at all is really bad for them!
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No. 50717 ID: e3f578

>>360516
Since you know so much about this universe, do humans come from earth or another fancy planet? Do you know what an earth is? Did you make this universe yourself?
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No. 50720 ID: 12c19f

>>360517
Could be similar to Star Wars... Humans just happen to have evolved in a gal-... universe far far away?
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No. 50725 ID: 97486c
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50725

>>360382
Excuse me, are you implying that I do this for mere pleasure? That I am not a good demonologist?

Well who the bloody hell are you to accuse people of that huh!? How come I don't see you at any of the demonologist meetings!? You don't look like you could even take on, let alone manage to study, any demon stronger then the smallest of imps!
See this? I risk my life to study demons every day so don't talk to me about proper procedure! I follow every most of the safety guidelines and I'm totally awesome at what I do!

How many demons have you studied, huh!? Yeah I thought so!
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No. 50766 ID: e6da3c

>>360525
I think the Doc there also has the staggering disadvantage of not being a native of said 'abyss'

These creatures that could kill, enslave, or worse aren't just rare specimins that breached the boundaries between worlds for you, or conjurations held at bay by insidious magics.

Please, give us (and HIM) an example of some of the exceedingly strange or dangerous creatures that you've had the dubious pleasure of passing by at, say, the Grocery Store.
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No. 50890 ID: d6241e

Polo/anyone: The neumono females we've seen so far seem to be a lot stronger/bigger/more capable fighters than the males we've seen.
Am I wrong? Is this common or uncommon?
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No. 50893 ID: d6af4f
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50893

>>360517
>How do you know about this universe? Did you make it?
I didn't make it! I know about it because, uh... don't think about it too much.

>Do humans come from earth or another fancy planet?
Nope, they're from earth. There are still mostly humans there, but humans are everywhere they can be by this point! Then again, so are most sapient species that have taken to technology.
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No. 50895 ID: d6af4f
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50895

>>360690
You are correct. Females are, on average, larger and more natural fighters. There are plenty of males who can do the same, but lately I have only been around Rikek. He is not a very flattering single point of data.
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No. 50900 ID: bccf7b

>>360695

I see. Speaking of "single points of data" in males, what kinds of traits do you look for in one? (Though I guess the same goes if you prefer females..)
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No. 50902 ID: b85f8c

>>360695
Do you ever think that if you use your emotion-stealth for too long, you'll start to lose touch with your real emotions?
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No. 50905 ID: d6241e

>>360700
And also, what traits is common for a neumono female to be interested in?
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No. 50935 ID: e6da3c

>>360705
>>360700

Along this line: With hive members already sharing that empathic bond, what defines the differences between regular relationships between hive members, friends, and lovers?
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No. 50936 ID: 210977

all characters:

if you were stuck on a deserted island, what 5 items would you want with you?
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No. 50944 ID: d6af4f
File 133357482604.png - (7.36KB , 512x700 , poloitq2.png )
50944

>>360700
>>360705
Members inside ones own hive are generally a good match by default. It is relatively uncommon for someone to seek 'one' person out. The only traits I, and I imagine any regular neumono in any hive, search for are simply to be a healthy, productive member of the hive. There are rarely any personality clashes. On the other side, there are occasionally those among us who seek different personalities. This is somewhat taboo, as that desire is a symptom of a neumono that may go rogue, and likely will never find a sufficient match.

>>360702
I only hide my emotions from the outside world. Internally, I feel all the things I would feel normally. Nonetheless, the downside remains that I am often alienated while I am containing myself.

>>360735
There is not much of a line between those three things. Although even in the heart of a hive, we do retain some degree of individuality and therefore may like some members more than others. Still, most of us use 'hive members' and 'friends' interchangeably, and the more a hive is on the side of being nice, friendly and possibly hedonistic, the more that 'lovers' becomes interchangeable in the mix as well.
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No. 50948 ID: e3f578

>>360744
I take it their are some hives that are like anti-healthy, anti-productive, as in there are hives that are comprised of lazy as hell neumono centered around one very lazy and chill queen will a lot of just as lazy dudes around here.

Do these hives struggle to survive?

I take it answering these questions must be tiring, so like, is their a type of question you'd like to be asked, Polo?
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No. 50949 ID: bccf7b

>>360744

Fascinating! It's quite interesting that a Nuemono's hive has so great an influence, but at the same time, it seems to make sense.

Another question:
Would you say that the actions of the predators you encountered could at all be related to a Hive Queen? It seems that their method of capturing a nuemono might work in a similar manner -- of course, I could be wrong.
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No. 50959 ID: b6edd6

Riklek: You seem to be from a hive that is fairly pacifistic and integrated with non-neumono culture. How does your hive respond to rogues?
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No. 50974 ID: a54b9a

I was wondering something about the predators...

Both Three Stripes and Four Stripes seem to keep around only females, and I have a feeling that reason isn't because females are more nutritious.
If they enjoy the company of neumono females that much, why should they even bother to seek out a female of their own species?
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No. 50986 ID: d6af4f
File 133369958611.png - (7.40KB , 700x700 , poloitq3.png )
50986

>>360748
Before aliens came to our planet, there were no such hives, because not just was it a struggle, but any hive that got lazy would die out very quickly.
Now that we have safe, offworld civilizations to live in, there are hives that do very little. Especially lazy hives tend to do the absolute least amount of work to get by. I have been told that this gave us a bad name in some planets or regions, but those are a long ways from having anything to do with me.

>>360749
Queens are no different at their from regular neumono, merely that they have a stronger empathic link than most. Therefore, if predators are at all related to hive queens, then they are at all related to all neumono. This makes sense, and has been hypothetised more of late.

>>360774
One of the earliest I killed was a male, and I believe there was another in a later sighting of many. Although I do not know for sure, the predators may have wanted a way to replenish their neumono food supply, and it would make sense to keep females alive far more than males. I do not know if they actually preferred the company of females over males, nor do I know what spurs them on to finding a female of their own species.
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No. 50988 ID: d6af4f
File 133369985785.png - (7.77KB , 700x700 , rikekitq.png )
50988

>>360759
Rogues... every time one of us goes rogue, we feel like it was our fault, like we weren't good enough. We wouldn't hunt them or try to force them back or anything, even if we could. Most planets these days have laws that allow rogues to be rogues, including ours.

We would have to hunt them long and far even if we wanted and could, since a rogue will immediately move very far away. It isn't part of the laws, but it's highly highly highly advised to do so.
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No. 50989 ID: affb00

>>360786

>> Especially lazy hives tend to do the absolute least amount of work to get by.

That's a fascinating idea. There are both warlike, and lazy hives. It's fascinating because both behaviors are indicative that they haven't yet adjusted to a situation that isn't constantly life or death. Extreme efficiency will get you through periods of mass starvation, but if the switch cannot be flipped off when there is opportunity for growth it manifests as laziness. That's why those who procrastinate most are the ones who worry the most. When not in imminent danger, if you have no food and no future it makes sense to sit there like a lump and conserve as much energy as possible. Many cannot realize on some level that when they do have food and a future, that hard work can be an opportunity, not an obligation. Plants that survive in harsh environments, one of the best ways to get rid of them is not to starve them or pull them out, but simply to over-fertilize.

tl;dr the aggressive hives burned out quick and the lazy ones persevered, then spacers come and now the aggressive ones have more fuel than they could use, and the lazy ones are slowly dying of excess.
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No. 50996 ID: e3f578

Three Stripes: How you doing bro? Can we understand you and vice versa in this whiteless space of a room if you wandered in here to answer our questions?

What are your favorite Neumono, to eat or relax around or like, whatever else you prefer to do with them.
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No. 50999 ID: a3b384

>>360789
>and the lazy ones are slowly dying of excess.
It doesn't sound like the lazy hives are dying, though. The plant analogy doesn't work that far, unless the hives are so lazy they don't even bother to breed then they will simply persist.

That does bring up the question of if a hive can die, aside from killing all its members. Perhaps if everyone is separated from each other for a long time? Or is there something that can cause a hive to dissipate on its own that hasn't come up yet? Like some hivemind malady to make the entire group go rogue from each other. Is that ever a thing?
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No. 51001 ID: 369d34

>>360786
So when the opportunity to move off-world came, what form did the flow of neumono leaving take? Did it start with a trickle, with rogues and members of more exploration-leaning hives, then increasing steadily, or was there a "blowout" mass exodus of the least- and less-warlike and aggressive hives?
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No. 51008 ID: affb00

>>360799

Hmm, like with ant colonies if you kill just the queen that's the end of the hive. And like ant colonies, there are a bunch of potential new hives to be formed upon the destruction of the one.

By "dying" I meant in the same manner that your average USA citizen is dying. It's another way of saying "being less healthy".
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No. 51011 ID: d6af4f
File 133378875373.png - (10.31KB , 700x700 , poloitq4.png )
51011

>>360799
Hives have been known to break up more often, lately. Before space travel, hives always stuck together, so splitting off was rare. At most, rare schisms would occur. Now that hives often move around and explore the world and space, it is not common for hives to schism constantly, but to have it entirely dissipate as though every single member went rogue is unheard of. Even if a queen dies, it rarely is an issue for the hive as a whole. A queen acts more as an initial binding force, once that link is made, then the hive is usually stable enough with or without the queens continued life. That being said, there still is a correlation between hives having a higher rate of schisms when they don't have a queen, so it is still a help, simply not a necessity.

>>360801
At the initial alien contact, most hives were skeptical and uninterested in leaving. But many aliens did see us as very hard, efficient workers by the time that we were able to learn each others languages. So within a few years, many hives were lured to luxurious planets with promises of fine jobs. The fine jobs may have been somewhat propoganda, but the planets were often as luxurious and easy living as even the pamphlets would say. So instead, at the beginning, there was a decent exodus of hives on the ropes or less aggressive hives, and once they shared the stories back on our home planet, there began a constant amount of hives that moved off planet. Reality did set in for both sides, as sometimes the neumono were treated poorly, and sometimes the hive got very lazy very quickly, disappointing whatever corporation spent money to move neumono out.

With technology and a higher standing of living, the off planet neumonos had a huge boom of population, and outnumbered the native neumonos, most of them now young and never seeing their home planet. Meanwhile, half of us are old enough to remember a time before aliens. Some neumono are so stuck in the old ways, that they still shun technology and keep to tribal warfare. Other war hives would have wiped them out with superior weaponry, if not that they live in the worst, most uninhabitable regions of the planet.
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No. 51012 ID: d6af4f
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51012

>>360796

Three Stripes has had better days. He liked it more when he had his neumono pals that never complained and always kept him company. They were all very nice and very tasty friends. Then that one blue one came and then the salikai came and they could both kill him easily so he just did his best to be friends so that he could keep living. And then a bunch of mean neumono came and killed all of his company, then the salikai put him in pen and told him he would be let out again. But it has been a long time and he does not like four stripes very much so he is all alone and it is horrible. He just wants to move back in time and have it stay still.
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No. 51014 ID: 97486c
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51014

>>360566
I think you're making fun of me..

Anyway I've met plenty of deadly demons. As much as I love my job though I'm not stupid enough to simply just waltz into a super strong demon's lair and try to study it.
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No. 51016 ID: f2c010

>>360812

:C
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No. 51025 ID: fa9f7e

>>360812
So, what was going on between you and Rokoa? The crazy one?
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No. 51026 ID: a43a6c

>>360812
Well now I kind of feel obligated to get a BEST END for him :<
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No. 51027 ID: bccf7b

>>360812

Oh Three Stripes... you believed in us (kinda). If I could, I would totally offer you all of my marginally zombified hugs :C

>>360826

Trout, I am with you, man. We will get the super secret Three Stripes end.

The BEST Best End.
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No. 51044 ID: 04e724

So Viktor, about them eyes of yours. When you shapeshift, can your eyes look other places than the eyes of the form you're taking, or are you limited into actually having the functional bits where they're supposed to be?
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No. 51046 ID: e3f578

>>360812
You do realize capturing Neumono willy nilly leads to this kind of thing, right? Even in their tribal days, a few resistant ones from a hive you took a bunch from could take you down.

You should have learned to look before you take. This is your own fault three, even if you are a cool dude. If you wanted more Neumono, you should have ordered a few of your own to have kids, well, if you knew how to order them to do that. I mean, you must have liked the blue one, she gave you just what you wanted, more regular non-hostile neumono, and then you licked her. You're smart enough to know she's not to be fucked with, you think the ones smart enough to blend in with the jungle decked out with the spears that go bang and make things stop moving real quick are okay to fuck with in comparison?
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No. 51048 ID: 3ce5b2
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51048

>>360844
Viktor doesn't consciously think about this sort of thing and you shouldn't have to either, so my obviously 100% accurate author avatar will explain.

You see, Viktor's composition and structure changes wildly when he shapeshifts. He can convert his biomass into any combinations of organic materials he'd like. However, there is a caveat: The resulting shape has to be physiologically viable. So, somewhere in the resulting form, there is presumably a brain and a heart (or some strange analogue of those two things) and other sorts of alien organs. There are also muscles and bones and blood vessels and nerve endings, and after changing shapes these things must be connected in such a way that they can actually facilitate whatever movements he tries to make. For you and me, understanding and planning these massive reorganizations would be difficult or impossible, but Viktor can do it instinctively and instantaneously.

So, getting back to your question, the eyes must actually physiologically be constructed in a way that can capture and transmit visual input, and they must actually be connected to the brain somehow. They do not, however, need to be in any sort of place you would normally expect eyes to be. If he really had need to, I suppose he could make the outside of the eye look like the pupil was, for example, looking left while he was actually looking right, this just hasn't come up yet. It might also be possible to disguise an eye as something else of a similar shape elsewhere on his body. He was once limited to a maximum of three eyes but the senses upgrade came with the ability to make as many as he would like. I hope that answers your question.
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No. 51053 ID: cc5a0b

>>360848

Oh baby, write an adventure about your author avatar. ;)
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No. 51095 ID: a83682
File 133393660219.png - (212.50KB , 640x480 , ITQ44.png )
51095

Boaga: You could use a hug, yes? Come, let us fix this.
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No. 51096 ID: a43a6c
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51096

O-oh, that's-- that's, um... I...

...Okay.
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No. 51097 ID: d6ae01
File 133395464845.png - (64.47KB , 600x500 , jiniki wants hugs.png )
51097

>>360895
Huggies! I want one!
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No. 51107 ID: 2563d4

Flare and John: Which of you have the hugest beauty?

Don't be modest now.
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No. 51138 ID: ce4a4d
File 133401898809.jpg - (44.58KB , 640x359 , IMAG0313.jpg )
51138

>>360736
>if you were stuck on a deserted island, what 5 items would you want with you?

3 sla... minions, a strong leyline, and a runic circle.
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No. 51139 ID: 459534

Three-Stripes: Who was the "blue neumono" you mentioned? Polo? I thought she was grey...
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No. 51141 ID: 4bdd79

>>360939
Polo is a very pale blue.
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No. 51148 ID: 459534

>>360941
Ah. Nevermind then.
Thanks!
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No. 51187 ID: a00410

Hey Three Stripes, I guess I should ask you since the other characters can only speculate. You eat neumono right? but you also seem to really care about them. I have seen a lot of post speculating that you only eat pieces of them that will grow back. Is that the case?
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No. 51197 ID: b85f8c

Rokoa: Are homosexual relationships unheard of in neumono culture?

On a side note, have you really hunted down every person that ever managed to grievously injure you?
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No. 51201 ID: d6af4f
File 133414083478.png - (6.91KB , 700x700 , threestripesitq2.png )
51201

>>360987

Three Stripes only eats one limb at a time of a neumono because he never wants to hurt them. He makes sure that it is a painless process and always takes good care of them while they are missing a limb.
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No. 51202 ID: d6af4f
File 133414088333.png - (10.58KB , 700x700 , rokoaitq12.png )
51202

>Are homosexual relationships unheard of in neumono culture?
No, they exist.

>On a side note, have you really hunted down every person that ever managed to grievously injure you?
Don't spoil the story. You'll have to find out.
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No. 51215 ID: 369d34

To any neumono: How does alcohol effect your species' empathic link? Does the link become increasingly garbled and intelligible the more consumed, or does it remain intact, sharing your intoxicated emotions?

Also, owing to your neurological system being distributed throughout your bodies, would repeated loss or severe damage of limbs lead to memory loss, personality changes, or other mental health problems?
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No. 51221 ID: 70591e

>>361015

I'd like to know this as well, but about other, uh, mind-altering substances.
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No. 51227 ID: bccf7b

>>361001

Oh, Three Stripes! What are your favorite activities?
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No. 51231 ID: b85f8c

>>361002
Ok, different line of questioning.

Is it normal at all for a neumono to survive getting shot in the head with a plasma rifle? Just how tough ARE you, woman?!
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No. 51232 ID: d6af4f
File 133423830010.png - (12.31KB , 700x700 , kappiitq2.png )
51232

>>361015
>>361027
To the best of my knowledge, alcohol doesn't effect our links at all! Whatever thoughts and emotions are invoked from being drunk also rub off onto others just as well. That includes any drug or substances that I'm aware of.
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No. 51233 ID: d6af4f
File 133423832035.png - (11.38KB , 700x700 , rokoaitq13.png )
51233

>>361031
It's pretty common for us to live with a shot to the head with a modestly sized caliber, but most can't stay conscious after a good shot. Way too much of a shock for most, especially the first time. Plus, even if it misses an eye or an ear canal, the chances of it hitting the nerves that relay visual and audible data to the rest of the body are real high. Even if you stay conscious, it's a whole step further to remain functional.

>>361015
To the second question. Memory loss, yes. As long as time is given to heal, little limb losses won't do much to drastically alter personality or mental health. That sort of thing only happens with great, near death trauma. And even though memory loss is easily encountered with the loss of a limb, full blown amnesia or significant events completely lost are rare. It simply becomes a bit harder to remember each lost chunk. There's a lot of redundancy with information across our body, so a single memory might be scattered all around.
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No. 51234 ID: d6af4f
File 133423837110.png - (9.89KB , 700x700 , threestripesitq3.png )
51234

>>360846
Things weren't always like this. Three Stripes feels like he doesn't understand much anymore.

>>361027
Sleeping with neumono buddies. Also eating with neumono buddies and also eating neumono buddies.
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No. 51235 ID: d7ff32

>>361034

That is both heartwarming and unspeakably creepy.
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No. 51237 ID: b6edd6

>>361035
That describes Three Stripes pretty well. He is like a big, mind destroying puppy.
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No. 51240 ID: bccf7b

>>361035
>>361037

I have the unspeakable urge to hug him.
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No. 51243 ID: e3f578

Men of quest, I have an unoriginal, probably already asked! Boxers, Briefs/Tighty Whities, Boxerbriefs, or freeballin'?
Women, an equal question, but with a lot more options because holy shit is the women undergarment market huge as fuck! Thong (If so what kind, like G-string, regular, thick cut, etc), Panties, GrannyPanties, Sterotypical Sexy Lace Lingerie, other types of Lingerie, or freeballin'?
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No. 51257 ID: a83682
File 133427898155.png - (213.24KB , 640x480 , ITQ45.png )
51257

>>360896
>>360897
Oh, Bo, you're big and fun to hug!
Jiniki, you're small and fun to hug!

Now go get some canon hugs, the both of you. I'd make this canon if I could, but it may be beyond my power.
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No. 51261 ID: 70591e

>>361057

...why is Bo pink?
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No. 51268 ID: b7169d

>>361061
He's purple, where are you getting pink from?
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No. 51283 ID: b85f8c

>>361033
Christ. What are the limits of Neumono regeneration? If you get your head cut off and the wound sealed up before you lose all your blood, will the head regrow, assuming you have someone to put you on an IV or something for nutrition? Wait, can you guys still breathe like that?

Why don't you clone soldiers by like, cutting them in half or something?
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No. 51287 ID: ed57e8

>>361083
>a new rokoa regrows from the leg.
and then everyone was fucked.
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No. 51288 ID: ed57e8

>>361083
>a new rokoa regrows from the leg.
and then everyone was fucked.
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No. 51293 ID: bccf7b

>>361083
>>361087

Probably based upon the amount of trauma administered to the system (or part thereof), and the percentage of the undamaged body-mass.

Which largely means, I doubt you could make a new soldier from a "half" or "limb", but so long as you've got a reasonable amount of your body left (only a missing limb or two), there's enough redundancy to remake you given time.

Of course, I could be dead wrong...

>>361033

Hey Rokoa!! Aside from being blown up a few times, what is the WORST amount of damage you've healed from? We're all curious just how much abuse you guys can take :D
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No. 51294 ID: a43a6c
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51294

O-okay you're really comfy and this is a nice hug b-but could you p-please put me down now? Please?

>>361061
I'm not pink, I'm a weird blue!
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No. 51295 ID: a2853b

>>361094
Bo, you are being hugged by an N'th dimensional being.
Be glad the only thing that did was change your skin color temporarily.
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No. 51305 ID: f85df8

Boaga: What's is your favorite thing to eat and what's your favorite thing to do for recreation?

Grentonis: What is your favorite thing to do for recreation?
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No. 51308 ID: a83682
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51308

>>361094
Of course. Here you are, cutie~!

>>361095
I don't know what you're on about. He's still purplish.
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No. 51309 ID: 61e7f9

Polo. What species have you guys hunted to near extinction? I think you are going to run into all of them here.

Rokoa. How many times have you been shot in the head? And how many limbs have you lost?
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No. 51314 ID: a43a6c
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51314

>>361108
Um-- o-okay... Thank you.

oh my gosh i just got hugged!

>>361095
R-really? Are you sure? I didn't notice anything!

>>361105
Oh, uh... Well, my favorite thing to eat has to be deer. They're really common in the forest. Though once I did have something that Gren brought back from one of her trips to the village. She said she got it from a caravan that ran away from her. It was some sort of reddish meat that was dried up, but didn't really taste like meat. It was kind of salty. I wouldn't mind having more of that.

Recreation? Um, I visit Grennie a lot. I hunt every once in a while, but sometimes I just take walks around the forest. And at some times I talk to Dilupune or Acolon. But it's more like Dilupune talks to me whenever she wants to. I don't really want to talk to her at all.

>>360134
H-hey, we're not all bad! I mean, okay, Grennie is kind of mean sometimes but most of us aren't like the one that killed you!
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No. 51315 ID: a43a6c
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51315

>>361105
I like to lay around in my cave most of the time, Waiting for-- B-Beo. Ah... Boaga stops by sometimes. Oh, and about twice a week or so I'll go down to the village and take some of their stuff, like livestock. If I feel like it, I also take some of their mead. Ohhhh, their mead. It's really good stuff.
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No. 51316 ID: e3f578

>>361114
Bo your life sounds boring.
Where's the satisfaction in your life come from, what makes you glad to be alive? Gren probably gets it from adrenaline, that annoying dragon probably gets enough kicks from being annoying, dunno what the anti-liar guy does to keep him from going insane from boredom or lack of satisfying shit in his life.
I mean, just walking seems uneventful and you're bound to be tired of it, you seem to do hunting mainly for survival and natively dislike killing for sport seeing as you apologized to that bear I think, so eh. I mean, what does hanging out and talking with the other dragons accomplish? What do you even do when hanging out with them, I mean it's not like you have much to talk about beside what you eat for dinner.
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No. 51318 ID: 459534

Polo: Smile for me? Please? :(

You didn't smile to begin with, I know, but since your run-in with Rokoa your face has been locked in a neverending grimace! Sometimes I thought it was pain, but it looks like there's some other reason behind it. Does it have to do with the "something" that keeps bothering you? Or is it just a response to the crap you've been through?

Either way, please don't let it get to you too much. You're in a rough spot, yeah, but you're alive and surrounded by friends (and they are friends, in case you were thinking of that comeback. They've cared for you as much as you've cared for them.). And you kicked Rokoa's butt, too! That's something to brag about!

Just don't let the things you're going through change you for the worse, that's all I'm sayin'.

C'mon, one smile? For me? *puppyeyes*
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No. 51350 ID: f730a1
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51350

>>361043

Lt. Taylor: "I prefer briefs, because boxers will bunch up when you're moving around. The last thing you want is to be picking your underwear out of your ass when you're being shot at."

Lt. Taylor: "Plus, they give me all the support I could want for my coinpurse. Way more comfy than to have your parts jangling around when you're oscar mike."
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No. 51353 ID: 601a85

Hok: Is it unusual for a million to have two tails? While I'm at it, how long do mikliks live, where are they from, and what's miklik society like?
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No. 51354 ID: b6edd6

>>361153
I remember something about those guys having lots of random mutations (or was it bio-augs), so it probably isn't that rare.
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No. 51355 ID: d6af4f
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51355

>>361109
Grenades need hugs too.

>>361093
When I was young and dumb, I wanted to test my mettle and tried taking down a few old fashioned tribals for glory or something stupid. I was also young and incompetent, and beat a couple of them up pretty good before I got subdued. Long story short, they didn't like me too much, and were also very curious just how much abuse I could take. Made a nice memory, but I don't remember enjoying it too much while it was going on. Long time ago, that. It was also the worst amount of damage my ego ever took having to get rescued like that, at least until I was able to hunt them down again. Still young, still stupid, but it went better the second time. For me, anyway.

>>361082
Here's the big science question. Splitting a neumono in half, to have them regrow on both ends. That is possible and it has been done. Let me explain to you why I'm not in a squad of 10 clones of myself in a very wordy fashion. I'm not a scientist, so take the following explanation with a grain of salt. I may have had some details rattled loose.

When a neumono's limb is lost, the body figures out the details of how to regrow it. Where the incision was made, how much is lost, how far to grow it, all of that. It takes a lot of data, and a lot of room in the body. If a little baby toe or even a leg is nourished and kept alive and so forth, the chances that it has all the data to regrow the entire rest of the body is astronomically low. Theoretically, we also have a DNA or equivelent that has our blueprints to the body, but we can't actually read that any better than a human. It's all the brain power spread over our body, and having 100% of the body data is spread out over a good portion of ourselves.

The record is 53% body mass lost and still surviving, with a theoretical threshold of 58%. That's in a perfectly distributed neumono with 232% total brainpower for regrowth - if that one were cut in half perfectly, he or she would have 116% data on each end, which, being more than 100%, would be enough to regrow the whole neumono on both ends. Now, in theory, it sounds like you could split any tough neumono off 50/50 and he'd regrow, but here's where it gets complicated. The data isn't evenly distributed across our bodies, and it varies from person to person. It could be a cut across the abdomen. It could be a cut just below the armpits. Hell, it could just be an arm, although the chances of that are astronomically thin. Extremities have less data. And remember, 232% was a theoretical threshold, it's considered extremely rare for anyone to have the 200% needed.

Now, we don't have the technology to literally read where all of that data in the brain is, so where we would split a neumono in half would be little more than an educated guess. Then to try it again on the same neumono, you would have to wait for him to heal. And here is where it gets impractical.

If you're cut in half, it'll take a damn long time to heal. Not proportionally longer compared to a finger, ear or leg. With those, you still have almost all your brain to figure out how to repair it. If you're cut in half, unless your body is a genius at it, you will just scrape by with enough information, and the process of your body figuring out just what is up will take much longer just to figure out how to begin regrowing itself. If you put it simply, the more body mass you lose, the time it takes to regrow will be exponential.

So we have a test neumono. Damn good soldier. Best a hive could see. He gets cut in half with an educated guess to try and grow him again. It fails, no surprise, but a finger or ear could regrow in a few days, a full limb could come back in a week or two, but an entire bisection would take months or years. And here's the kicker! The data, the data the body holds to regrow itself, doesn't grow in the same place again. Where it was in the living half will spread some to the regrown areas, the regrown areas may have some more redundancy built in, and the whole distribution shifts. So scientists can't just say 'oh, that almost worked, let's bisect this one just an inch higher.' It's pretty much random.

But here's a point in favor of trying to do all of this successfully. Our regrowth data has a tendency, we found, to move away from areas that are lost frequently. If you lost a leg 10 times and nothing else, almost no brainpower for regrowth would move to that hotspot. So if you bisect the same neumono several times across the torso and chest? The datas and redundancies will move to the extremites. In the most extreme examples, if a neumono, say, had 212% of the total brainpower to regrow himself, then the arms and legs might just have 50% each. So repeatedly bisecting the same neumono will increase the chances each time, and do it all the time for a decade or two, and you'll have very good chances to get that neumono to start multiplying, cutting each clone off and again, multiplying and doubling.

By then, that super soldier that just spent 10 to 20 years on a hospital bed is probably a bit combat rusty. I answered another question that losing a limb every once in awhile may make memories fuzzy, and that was limbs. We're talking full scale bisections. Spending all your time regrowing, that super soldier will probably forget what a gun looks like, and may be a totally different person. And I also said that you probably wouldn't get much mental illness for losing a body part now and then, but again, for bisections?

By the time it's all said and done and successful, your once prime soldier will be a broken shell, and you'd be multiplying retarded amnesiacs. If I wanted competent teammates like myself, I'd just go get knocked up and spit out my genetic data in 3 months.
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No. 51356 ID: b85f8c

>>361155
Have you ever had kids, then?
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No. 51359 ID: d6af4f
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51359

>>361109
Most things that are a significant danger. Which are a lot of things. A few more sapients, and rarer, gargantuan monsters. I don't believe I could list every single species with information about them.

>>361118

I only 'kicked Rokoa's butt' because in that instant, I would have done what she would have done. Reckless and insane. I don't want to act like her even more by smiling.
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No. 51360 ID: d6af4f
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51360

>>361153
Oh sure, it's unusual! But having a mutation of some kind is very common for mikliks, so two tails isn't uncommon in a special way. I've got double the amount of skin layers, for instance, and no one cares!
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No. 51361 ID: 97bd86

>>361159
Well, about how many sapient species (natively) live on your homeworld, anyway?
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No. 51363 ID: d6af4f
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51363

>>361156
Not anymore.
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No. 51364 ID: e0e2fc

>>361163

Why do I feel like we may have had something to do with that?
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No. 51365 ID: bccf7b

>>361155

Disturbing as all hell, but amazingly insightful. Rokoa, you guys are like, nature's badasses.

>>361163

I... what? I don't understand. Could you explain, please?

(Also, that face is adorable and I have the life-threatening urge to hug you, ohmuhgawd)
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No. 51366 ID: 459534

>>361159
I understand. :( Keep your chin up.

...might that be what's been bothering you? You're afraid of becoming more like Rokoa?

>>361163
Rokoa you terrify me. :I

Did you...did you kill your kids? Or eat them? Lose them to war or disease? Or did you just mean you're sterile?

For some reason I keep imagining Mapping heading out to impress Rokoa...and finding her pregnant.

Hmm.

Kappi: What would you do if, say, hypothetically, you were to discover that your night with Rokoa resulted in a bunch of little Rokoa-lings pattering about and calling you"daddy"? Would you be proud? Nervous? Filled with paternal joy?

...terrified?
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No. 51367 ID: 459534

*Kappi heading out

Not "Mapping". My autocorrect hates me. :C
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No. 51369 ID: bccf7b

>>361166
Yeah, Kappi, about that... how would you react?

and if you can, provide us some juicy details about said night!
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No. 51373 ID: 369d34

Its been stated that neumono have poor fine manipulation abilities (>>359801). In what way have the neumono used the advanced technology available post-human-contact to attempt to overcome this. Were there investigations into using supplemental cybernetic limbs? Can neumono even have cybernetic implants fitted? How would you figure out where to attach the neural interfaces? Or did most neumono just sidestep the whole problem by getting humans and miklik to do the fine work?
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No. 51380 ID: d6af4f
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51380

>>361165
>>361166
>Kids, and present lack thereof
War, if I were to sum the story up in a single word.

>>361173
The neumono nervous system isn't as well understood as with most other species, so our cybernetic implant options are limited at best. There are some external machines available for more fine tuned hand manipulation, but those are for very specialized tasks and take awhile to get used to.

For the most part, we get humans and other species to work on the fine tuned labor, in return for the labor that we can do, or just cold cash.
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No. 51381 ID: 601a85

>>361180
Now I gotta know who the dad was.

Didn't the loss of your kids bother you, Rokoa?
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No. 51384 ID: d6af4f
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51384

>>361166

It... it is way too early for me to think about kids or to think about what I would think about having kids!

But maybe I would enjoy that? Maybe not? I don't know how Rokoa would act, but I don't think I have to worry about it because I don't think Rokoa would have my kids.

Not now anyway.

>>361169
I have been sworn to secrecy! Technically I haven't, but, y-you know.. I don't gossip... about things.
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No. 51385 ID: a43a6c

>>361184
She's pointing a gun at you right now isn't she.
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No. 51386 ID: e3f578

>>361184
>Not now anyway
Oh I get it
She was THE MAN that night
or one of the types of love making that can't produce kids.
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No. 51389 ID: bccf7b

>>361180
Hey, weird question, but Rokoa, what is the most mundane job you can imagine yourself in that you'd actually find tolerable? Like, would it be working in a store or even cooking stuff? Things like that.

Same goes for everyone else.

>>361184

Oh Kappi, you disappoint us. Guess we'll get Trout to write up the smutfic for us, eh?
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No. 51393 ID: d6af4f
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51393

>>361161
Some things skim the line between what is considered sapient or not.

Depending on that, it could be a range from 6 to 10 known species that are native sapients. Most hate us. One I can think of is only near extinction because it is so lazy that it barely bothers eating.

>>361166
It's possible that is what is bothering me.
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No. 51395 ID: b85f8c

>>361184
Did your eye heal?
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No. 51398 ID: b9e291

Polo: Are you an albino?
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No. 51399 ID: a43a6c
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51399

>>361116
Oh, uh... I, well, um... I-if I had to give an answer, it'd probably be Grennie. I really like her, and spending time with her, and even though she doesn't really feel the same way about me, she still makes me feel happy.

...But then again, now that I've said it out loud, it doesn't sound like that much of a reason at all. M-maybe I really don't have much going for me.
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No. 51429 ID: 369d34

>>361199
I've wondered: Why do dragons choose to live out in the boonies? Why not offer their services as guardians to towns and cities in exchange for food, a safe place to stay, and maybe some coin as well. In my mind, they'd jump all over the chance to get a giant fire-breathing lizard on their side, and the dragon would get protection from wandering dragon-slayers and maybe some more interesting company than fellow dragons.
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No. 51437 ID: 784dcc

>>361229
"Hi, I'm a dragon! I'll keep your town safe in exchange for one maiden every few months."

Even if you set up a more favorable deal there will be "heroes" coming in to "rescue" your village away from you.
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No. 51438 ID: e3f578

The protection racket is not a favorable business.
Now whoring, now THAT's an illegitimate business that can profit off their intimidating nature. Dragons have the potential to be the best Pimps or Madames.
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No. 51444 ID: ed57e8

protection racket's arn't good? isn't that what fiefdom was all about? a noble get's a chunk of land to 'protect' and taxes everyone that lives on it.
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No. 51445 ID: d6af4f
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51445

>>361181
The dad is old news and so are the kids. And yes, the loss of all of them did bother me just a little, now that you mention it.

>>361189
My people skills eliminates most choices. Now, as a matter of fact, I do enjoy cooking, but not for anyone. So I wouldn't be a cook.

Maybe a bounty hunter. Or private investigator. Both are probably boring, but still might sometimes involves some scraps. But those are what involves as little fighting as possible yet not zero. Mundane as possible without being intolerable.
Both depend on the region, anyways. Depending on where you are, bounty hunters may lead to the strongest, most dangerous people in the known galaxy, while investigators may get caught in the middle of a string of murders.

Or you spend three days hunting down a scrawny weakling who looked funny at the wrong guy, and investigate a paranoid husband's sneaking suspicion that her wife is not, in fact, giving him decaf.
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No. 51448 ID: 459534

>>361245
Ah...well...suddenly your insanity makes sense.
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No. 51460 ID: 369d34

>>361245
...Oh... Well... Uh. Moving on, then.

Rokoa, across all the weapons you've used in your life, in your personal opinion, which of them was the most fun to use? Which one was the least fun? And is there a weapon you really wanted to get your hands on, but never got the chance? Oh, and were you ever called on to try prototype or experimental weapons?
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No. 51465 ID: fa9f7e

>>361245
Hahahaha,that sucks. Did you get to watch them die, or are you eternally tormented by the faint, nagging hope that they survived somehow? And how would you feel if they did survive and you ending up murdering them a few years later when you didn't recognize them and they, say, shot you in the face? Purely hypothetical, of course.
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No. 51471 ID: 459534

A thought occurs to me.

Rokoa: When asked what you were dreaming about here:
>>/questarch/383944
You said you were dreaming of being in your hive's old training program:
>>/questdis/359549
Wait, you didn't say that, you implied it. What you actually dreamed of (and continue to dream of frequently, as you say) were "those days". You were dreaming of bygone days--some period of time spent in your hive decades ago--but you were very careful to avoid saying why you dreamed of that time period or what you were actually dreaming about. We know when and where the dream was set, but not what it concerned.

Were you trying to avoid the subject, Rokoa? Dodging around the actual question?

What were you really dreaming about?


And another thing, you said you've had a husband and kids, but you told Kappi that the three people you've been in love with were all rogues:
>>/questarch/384674
Granted, the first one didn't start out as a rogue but...oh...oh dear...

Your husband went rogue, didn't he? And your own hive cut him down. But why would they kill the kids? Did...did they go rogue, too? Or try to stop their father's killing/execution? Please tell me you didn't have to see that...

I'm sorry, I'll...shut up for a bit...
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No. 51473 ID: d6af4f
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51473

>>361185
>>361186
>>361189
Wha- no! No to everything!

>>361195
Mostly. It's sensitive and it hurts if I try to strain my vision, but that will go away soon and it will all be better.
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No. 51474 ID: d6af4f
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51474

>>361198
I am not albino. Disorders and defects aren't unheard of for us, but we do not have albinism.
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No. 51481 ID: d6af4f
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51481

>>361260
The most fun weapon so far has been tooth and fist. The least was an early model of a neumono made pistol. Sometimes it fired, sometimes it didn't. I've never had an experimental weapon, since all of my work is in real combat, and I don't want to mess with weapons that may or may not explode in my face. The pistol was enough of that.

>>361265
>>361271
There wasn't some calamity that killed all my kids all at once or anything like that, but they all did die, mostly by war. All confirmed, eventually. And their fathers? That varies, cause it's not like we had marriage back then, and I hardly ever kept track of who was father to who. Yeah, I've dodged a lot of questions, but I've said all I care to about old times and family ties. I won't answer any more questions about them.
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No. 51485 ID: 0b6280

Rokoa, I want to ask you something. You seem so unhinged in the field, but you are nothing but patient with our questions. Why bother to answer our questions at all? Why not make someone else do it?
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No. 51489 ID: b26b9b
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51489

>>360133
One thing? I guess... I really don't know. I guess all this old-world tech, whenever someone gets their hand on it it really ruins peoples' lives, as it's always used for one man to get power over others. And it's not like anyone can reproduce this stuff, so it's all in limited supply so the world has a limited amount of power.

Apart from, you know, the natural physical superiority of sergals, talyxians and agudner over folks like me.

>>360144
Uh, I don't have a nevrean skeleton handy but I think I could get Aruuchi to clean one if you really need to see one...
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No. 51490 ID: a43a6c
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51490

>>361229
While a deal like that isn't completely unheard of, it's a general rule for most people that dragons are violent uncaring creatures that are more likely to eat you than to try to talk to you. In a lot of cases, they're right.

>>361238
...

That's happened before. Or so the rumor goes.
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No. 51496 ID: 8da31b

>>361289
I thought Sergals just swallow them whole.
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No. 51502 ID: 459534

>>361281
Darn. Thought I was on to something there. :/

>>361185
>>361186
>>361189
>>361273

Hey, you guys leave Kappi alone! I'm sure they just cuddled! :V

I would kinda like to see how the rest of their day went, though. Anyone else think "A Date with Rokoa" would make a good intermission?

Arkot-with-Bow: Do you feel pretty?
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No. 51507 ID: b26b9b
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51507

>>361296
That's retarded, my head is like twice the size of his, how would he even fit it in his mouth?

Okay, maybe not quite TWICE the size, but still. There's no way I'd fit in his mouth.

Or his stomach. Or throat. That's just... retarded in every single way, and wouldn't work on any level.
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No. 51509 ID: 8da31b

Aruuchi: that sounded like a double-dog dare right there.
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No. 51510 ID: d6a812

>>361309

Maybe if it was a small nevrean like Hatch. I don't think he's good enough of a sergal to eat a full size nevrean whole.
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No. 51512 ID: b26b9b
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51512

>>361310
Yeah, no.

>>361311
Little one? Do you realize how big she is? Yeah, that's not happening either.

Maybe if she were like, still a hatchling or something? Frankly, I don't want to think about that. You guys are talking about swallowing things whole, I don't know where you come from but around here that's kind of hard to do.
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No. 51513 ID: f72f26

Hatch: how do you feel about your parents never giving you a real name?
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No. 51514 ID: b26b9b
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51514

>>361313
But "Little One" IS a name...
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No. 51515 ID: 2563d4

>>361312
Well it's not like you can chew with those stupid teeth.
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No. 51516 ID: 923fca

Emily: If you had the Overlord all to yourself, and he was somehow willing to grant you one request, even one he's turned down before, what would you want?
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No. 51517 ID: bccf7b

>>361315

Actually, I'd imagine they're designed to "rip and tear", providing smaller, more manageable strips and chunks of meat to be swallowed.

But who knows! Maybe sergal dentition actually has molars?
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No. 51521 ID: 97486c
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51521

>>361316
I'd ask for him to give me the biggest hug ever!!
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No. 51524 ID: c811c4
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51524

>>361302
No. The prettiest arkot feels silly and the bow was tied on too tight and he cannot take it back off.

Now all the other arkots will laugh and laugh.
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No. 51525 ID: 61e7f9

>>361324
murder them
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No. 51532 ID: cf49fc

>>361325
With fire.
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No. 51535 ID: fa9f7e

So, how do neumono make out? The muzzles seem like they'd get in the way.
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No. 51540 ID: bccf7b

>>361324

It is a bold new fashion statement. With time, they too will join you. I think tomorrow we should do a nice purple.
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No. 51636 ID: 459534

Tom: The new you is hanging out with some hussy named Flora, and Minci is nowhere in sight. Explain! :I
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No. 51638 ID: c811c4
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51638

>>361436
>>360119

Man what are you guys talking about? New me? I'm one of a kind. And Minci's right here! I don't know any Flora's or Fauna's, so I got nothin' to explain.
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No. 51639 ID: b85f8c

>>361438
He means the OTHER Duke. The time clone.
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No. 51640 ID: c811c4
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51640

>>361439
No man. One of a kind. I think I'd know if there was another Duke running around! I don't believe you.
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No. 51641 ID: ed57e8

>>393254
THEN EXPLAIN THIS!!
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No. 51642 ID: e3f578

>>361440
Maybe the other gods blocked you from seeing or knowing about your other self, because in this timeline or universal reboot you weren't turned into the lovable shapeshifter we know and love, and Minci's not there and it's some other chick.

You should ask the other gods, by the way, you and Mitzi should maybe make a party to better fraternize with the other gods. Maybe get Minci to spice the punch with Aphrodisiacs and watch the party run wild?
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No. 51647 ID: c811c4
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51647

>>361441
Some funny looking creature with the number 404? I don't know man I seriously wonder if you've got the right Tom.

>>361442
No man I don't know why or even how the other gods could block me like that, I think you guys are just messing with me. I mean now there's a 'Mitzi' I'm supposed to know? You guys are practically talking gibberish at me here.
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No. 51649 ID: e3f578

>>361447
I'm sorry but our communicating devices have "c" close to "z" so it was Minci I was talking about. I mean we do know a Mitzi but she's somebody else. Though she does have tentacles and can shapeshift like you I think, maybe even absorb knowledge but I'm remembering stuff from a while ago and might have some things mixed up.

Eh, double worry about double Duke, you obviously can't see him, no biggie then. Unless a massive conspiracy is involved.
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No. 51650 ID: 459534

>>361447
You know Pi, right? Ask her about the shapeshifting cat named Duke that's been traveling with Clamp, her servant.
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No. 51651 ID: e3f578

>>361447
>double worry about double Duke
I mean don't
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No. 51652 ID: bccf7b

>>361447

It's TOM! Love you, man :D

So tell us, what's your favorite part about being the god of chaos? If we've already asked that, then do you have any good tips for trolling mortals?
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No. 51653 ID: 4bdd79

>>361447
I think he means >>/quest/393254.
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No. 51690 ID: 369d34

>>361447
Tom, you know how the other gods did a big patch job to integrate the old chaos god's dreamworld into their world? Well, they had to create and recreate a number of things to make the history fit together, one of which was you from before you choked down that artifact and became the lovable soul-devouring tentacle creature we adore. However, what they didn't recreate was the artifact you gobbled in the dreamworld, so their version of Duke has spent all his days as a lackey under the thumb of Lokirm. Though, I donno why the gods didn't create a faux Minci to go with their faux Duke, and instead got this Flora gal.
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No. 52102 ID: a2853b

>>361490
>Though, I donno why the gods didn't create a faux Minci to go with their faux Duke, and instead got this Flora gal.
That's easy enough to figure out.
Flora and Minci are both demons, which are not your ordinary beings at all, and so could not be 'cloned' over exactly.
Instead, they grabbed another succubus very, very similar to Minci, who happened to be named Flora.

As for how there is still a Duke around is a little less simple. In this new timeline the Duke we have encountered is a construct powered by a different soul, yet overwritten to still be the original Duke/Tom for all intents and purposes, physically, mentally, and temporally.
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No. 55561 ID: 7af373

To all: if you had to swap places with any other quest character - trading your situation and all your powers, resources, and allies for theirs - who would you choose?
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No. 55562 ID: 7af373

>>55561
ADDENDUM: And, while I'm asking, what would you do with all that?
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No. 56087 ID: e3f578

Peregrin, have you ever in your life as a hero or a mortal, been a pimp? You walk with the class of a pimp.

Actually, I have to ask any or all quest characters. Are any of you or in the past been a pimp?
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No. 56783 ID: 1f8505

All quest characters: what do you consider to the most valuable thing you own?
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No. 56785 ID: 4a328b

ROKOA: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT POLO?

ALSO, HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED HAVING A SWORD FOR A LEG OR A GUN FOR A LEG
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No. 56786 ID: a2fa74

Zephyrus:
What's happened since we last saw you?
Are things going ok?
Have you taught humans to respect the spirits?
Have humans taught you what it is to love?

Rokoa: You're totally crushing on Polo, aren't you. Any chance you'll tell her?
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No. 56787 ID: 4a328b
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56787

>>56786
Welllllll
The universe sort of collapsed into nothingness
So everyone and everything's dead now!
OH WELL.
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No. 56788 ID: 44b4ea
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56788

>Have you ever considered having a sword or gun for a leg?"
No. My leg would regrow around it. And then I would either shoot myself when my regrown leg pulls the trigger or I'd be constantly stabbing myself. That's assuming it doesn't stop the regrowth entirely. A leg won't grow far past where a bone isn't coming in.

>How do you feel about Polo?
She confuses me. Pisses me off and I want to punch her. And I will, a lot when I'm done making sure she doesn't get herself killed, because punching her corpse isn't the same.

>You're totally crushing on Polo, aren't you?
A literal crushing does sound better than punching, now that I think about it.
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No. 56789 ID: a2fa74

>>56787
NOOOOoooooooooo ;_;
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No. 56794 ID: 120d63
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56794

>>56783

Ichor.

Well, no. That would be the same as a mortal saying that blood is the most valuable thing they own. It is probably true in their cases as well, given their fragile states. But it is as precious to me as water in a desert right now.

There are far more valuable things I have owned, but no longer do. When I restore myself to even a minor fraction of my old potential, they will be my next priority.
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No. 56795 ID: cf49fc

>>56794
Dear Typhon. Why did your nigh omnipotent enemies blow you and the bit of reality you were standing on into quarks? Where you using your omnipotence to be a dick to people?
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No. 56796 ID: cf49fc

>>56795
Oh my god, I just used Where instead of Were.
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No. 56810 ID: 927efa

>>56794

An apt metaphor here is that in the Sahara desert, salt becomes worth more than gold.
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No. 56813 ID: 09e5bf

Nxisa: What's the biggest mistake you've made in your career as a counter-mage. Or at least, what have you done that you regret the most.
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No. 56841 ID: 0186eb
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56841

>Nxisa: What's the biggest mistake you've made in your career as a counter-mage. Or at least, what have you done that you regret the most.
About 15 years ago, I was hunting a elementalist. Fire-elemenatalist. Went there with a buddy. Underestimated him, returned alone and with a mark.
He's dead at least.

>what do you consider to the most valuable thing you own?
Not sure. My sword probably or Daniel.

>If you could make all of one kind of thing go away, what would it be?
Ridiculously overpowered rogue archmages.

>To anyone: just who are your parents and what do you think of them?
During my childhood my mother thaught me swordsmanship. My memories about her are warm.
My father unfortunately died very soon after my birth..

>Whats your favorite color?
Blue

>When's your birthday?
2nd morning of 6th phase of 1st moon.

>Any secret crushes?
Not really, no.

>Finally, do you prefer the night or the day?
Day is more warm.
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No. 56931 ID: 120d63
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56931

>>56795

I was simply serving my function as a guardian, enforcer and soldier of the Wintermol Empire. If there are any who dispute its superiority, I will gladly show them what their finest work is capable of. If this constitutes being "a dick to people", then yes, I was.

I do not know who is responsible, but they will pay for two reasons. One, for showing such grevious disrespect towards the achievements of Wintermol. Two, for trying to kill me. No one and no thing that has tried to do this has lived long enough to tell the story of their success, and this case will differ only because I need time to recoup my lost power!

I suppose I should also target them for having wrought so much devastation in one fell swoop, too. They could have destroyed territory Wintermol hasn't conquered yet. Useful territory.
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No. 56935 ID: 180ec2

Typhon's Worker Drone: On behalf of the other creations, what does it feel like being made or absorbed from Typhon's being, and being something liable to be killed or reabsorbed on a whim, only to be remade into something completely different, and possibly inanimate? Does it fill you guys with terrifying existential questions?
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No. 56980 ID: 120d63
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56980

Well I can't speak for most of us because most of Typhon's things are pretty dumb. The worms don't have much of an independent will and are basically to us what limbs are to mortals, and the animus geists are like machines in how single-minded they are to pursuing their goals. They're no fun to talk with! The one time I did talk with one it just kept giving me status reports.

It's why I like Taja! She's a new face, finally! And unlike the animus geists she's worth talking to! And I might be getting some sort of confused emotional feedback from Typhon, but that's by the by. I swear, if Typhon is falling for literally the first friendly face he's seen I will not be impressed, and I will be further unimpressed if that makes me pine after her as a result.

But really, it's like, um. It's kind of like the hivemind Taja's in except we persist a little better. When they die their individual minds sort of stop existing, but when we die or get absorbed we just hang out in the whatever it is our minds exist in. Most of us just kind of throw suggestions, advice and critique at Typhon while we wait for bodies, you know?

Then again, that's kind of where we individual minds arise from the first place. All of us came from some part of Typhon's mind, and Typhon's mind came from an aggregate of mortal minds, so we end up like a mixed up bag of a mixed up bag of personalities. We don't know why it happens. Ichor is weird and unpredictable sometimes. We do however have some sway over what we end up as.

We're all linked so we can all hear each other's thoughts if we want at any time. It was distracting, actually, when Typhon picked up that ichor sphere! Distracting in a good way, but, um. Oh, and when Taja licked Typhon! That was distracting too and the chatter, oh the chatter I didn't think it would end! So much argument and jeers and protests and blegh. I don't care what Typhon wants to do with or to Taja, personally. I'm a worker drone now, not an advisor.

Even the base is sort of intelligent! Some personalities are keeping things running and apparently really like to be buildings. Weird. I mean even now they're going "no dude you don't understand it's awesome" but I don't see the appeal.

Me, I've been around for a while. I'm probably the oldest mind in our little shared thinking space other than Typhon. I've always been pretty curious and I love finding out new things, and sometimes I wonder if I stole all of Typhon's curiosity. Maybe I am Typhon's curiosity. Not many other of the personalities here wanted to be a worker drone so badly.

Okay, maybe I shouldn't have said that. Now a bunch of them are saying they represent Typhon's desire for power, or Typhon's anger and vengeance, or Typhon's strategic abilities, or Typhon's ...urge to procreate? Okay, now everything is just a massive argument again. I should go before things get out of hand and start leaking through Typhon doesn't have a species, you idiot! There is no species to perpetuate and even if he did, are you seriously suggesting bedding every mortal we come across with functioning female organs?! YES I THINK YOU'RE BEING STUPID! NO I DON'T HATE LOVE! Don't even bring that up! You're not even talking about love! Wait, jealous of me because I get to do WHAT to Taja? THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATION, YOU CREEP! I'M NOT HAVING THIS DISCUSSION RIGHT NOW! ugh okay can you come back later this is going to take a while
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No. 57159 ID: 34cbef
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57159

Hello mortals, It is I- The Devil. You may recognize my work such as the holocaust, purgatory, and meaningless religious debates on the internet.

I am here on behalf of a quest known as Another Potential, so if you have any questions about the places, people or local eating establishments- don't be afraid to direct them at me.

But I will start is saying Yes the holocaust was funny, no I was not the father of Oprah, and I may have had something to do with the events of United States 9/11.
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No. 57160 ID: fa9f7e

>>57159
Did you ever play piano in a nightclub with a weird half-faced demon lady as a bouncer?
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No. 57161 ID: 1f8505

>>57159

Do you dance in the pale moonlight?
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No. 57162 ID: 7472ad

>>57159
Have you ever gone to Georgia looking for a soul to steal?
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No. 57165 ID: 34cbef
File 134232609213.png - (10.95KB , 536x301 , devilman.png )
57165

>>57160
No, actually that's a stand in. I know them personally though.

>>57161
Frequently when i'm entertaining guests, such as Hades or when I'm at nightclubs looking to play the role of incubus to any fair maiden... or man... mmmmmhmmm

>>57162
Once in the summer 1977. At the time I was speaking through the sooth saying preachers and sometimes getting my hands dirty. I recall after leaving the church of a Reverend Zimmer I decided to take a stroll through the path down by the river. I had a date with a fine woman who, might I say, had very decent sums in the right places. Well you all have heard the song, I was still set in my ways and sometimes anyone can make mistakes.
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No. 57235 ID: 299ed3

>>57162
What is your connection to the robot devil.
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No. 57244 ID: 34cbef
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57244

>>57235

you mean this face? I save this for futurama, mostly. I love that show- very humerous. I've been thinking of using this face for after world war 4, when everyone begins using plasma weapons to destroy the atmosphere.
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No. 57307 ID: ad164c

>>56980
Colin: What do you think of Nyx?
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No. 57327 ID: a36c18

>>57159
What's your favorite literary depiction of yourself?
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No. 57328 ID: 34cbef
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57328

>>57327
My favorite literary depictions are mostly those in the bible, but what really tickles my fancy are news articles and pop culture magazines that make me out to be a fat guy in pajamas- now that is some literary divinity right there.
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No. 57565 ID: 6a1ec2

Why the heck are you playing with Galbaara? He sounds like a total moron.
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No. 57567 ID: 120d63
File 134301352656.png - (86.69KB , 800x600 , colinitq.png )
57567

>>57307
What do I think of Nyx? Well, she made Cadmea and Cadmea is pretty cool, and if I'm part of Typhon then that makes Cadmea part of Nyx, so I think part of her is cool?

Other than that I'm pretty much terrified of her! It's like she's a bottomless pit I could fall into at any moment except instead of falling forever I'd just stop existing altogether!!
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No. 57637 ID: 34cbef
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57637

>>57565

I'm told i'll get a chance to explain that in the next chapter... but the author has to get his head out of his ass first. It's a nice story about olden times on earth, when i was a baby that was fished out of the ocean- i'm sure you folks will like it plenty.
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No. 57649 ID: 6a1ec2

>>57637

Ah, excellent...
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No. 57658 ID: 196d1b

Venji: In your last adventure you were grey all over. But now you're bird. What color are you now?
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No. 57697 ID: e3f578

Lilith
Who taught you your succubi skills or are you self-taught?
And who was your first? Is the first time significant to succubi in any way?
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No. 57699 ID: 97486c
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57699

>>57697
I'm self taught for the most part. I've been taught a few tricks over the years though by some more experienced victims.
As for my first time....
Well...
Hell if I know. I've had so much sex that it kinda just blurs together after a few centuries. Just one big sex fest.
Stuff like 'first time' and all that other romantic junk means nothing to most demons. Unlike silly humans we don't have any means of telling if we're a virgin or not and most of us just plain don't give a damn. Succubi, doubly so.
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No. 57704 ID: e3f578

>>57699
I just figured that your first conquering or seduction would have some meaning as it'd be the start of your succubi career.
Like, you hang that shit up on a mental mantle or something as a trophy. And the same for seducing particularly celibate individuals.
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No. 57705 ID: 97486c
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57705

>>57704
Ah, my mistake. I had assumed by my 'first' you meant who was the first person I had sex with. I clearly remember the first one I'd added to my harem. See, for us Succubi sex isn't our goal. It's seduction and adding those we seduce into our own little army. We have quite a few powers to help someone become infatuated with us like our shape-shifting but our strongest one is a sort of venom that we can pass on through touch. Sex is the single easiest way cause it involves a 'lot' of touching.
Anyway, getting back to my first conquest.. He was certainly a tricky one. He's a demon known as the Pale Blade and in general they're very very serious so I had to pull out all the stops. Everyone said I had my sights set too high for my first seduction but I was determined.
My shape shifting didn't work as he had no preference and with full body armor my touch wasn't working either.
I eventually had to resort to... Well, I don't think I'll share that bit actually. Too.. Yeah.
So once I had him interested it was child's play to recruit him.
We fucked...
And then I let him go. I did what I wanted to so I was done with him.

Since then I've always had a thing for serious types. They're so much more fun.
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No. 57706 ID: e3f578

>>57705
I thought your first seduction and sex would end up being the same thing.
Like, I can't imagine a succubus boning anyone for any other reason.

How hard is Butler to seduce? Either from your personal experience or from watching someone else try? (like your mother for example, though I imagine as THE prima Lust Demon it only takes a second before someone is conquered) And has anyone seduced you?
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No. 57709 ID: 97486c
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57709

>>57706
>Like, I can't imagine a succubus boning anyone for any other reason.

For pleasure?

Anyway it is damn near impossible for any succubus to seduce Butler mostly because he's gay. Like completely. Sometimes if they're even curious it's possible but it just doesn't work on that guy. That's actually a prerequisite for working for the higher up demons of lust. If I were a male then I'd have been given a lesbian servant.
As for if I myself have been seduced.. A few times in my younger years. It wasn't bad at all, had some fun times in those worry free moments. See, even being a succubus doesn't make you immune to seduction from others. Sort of a rite of passage really.
And it lets me know exactly how someone else feels when being seduced by a succubus. I think I'm doing them all a favor really.
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No. 57716 ID: 5a5118

>>57709
You mean you've never tried shapeshifting into a male for a seduction? Or are your mannerisms too far feminine to pull it off?
No doubt it would be very, very difficult to attempt a homosexual seduction of the opposite sex. You'd probably earn some esteem if you succeeded (if its possible).
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No. 57717 ID: e3f578

>>57709
What about eunic or asexual servants? How are THEY used?
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No. 57730 ID: 97486c
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57730

>>57716
It's impossible for me to really turn into a guy. I can turn into a tomboy but I'm pretty much stuck in this gender. In fact that also makes some species really difficult for me to seduce because their body type is way too different from my own. Like that swordswoman, Fluffy? Totally couldn't change to seduce her. And it wouldn't matter since she can't really see anyway but.. Also she has no interest in love so there's no point in even trying to seduce her. A succubus can detect these kinds of things. She did like someone but now she's all about JUSTICE.

>>57717
I dunno.. We don't have anyone like that under our service. And if someone was forced into that kind of condition it's easy enough to heal them so that's not even a thing that one has to worry about.
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No. 57749 ID: 842d23

I guess there's just the odd contradiction of "I can't seduce him, he's gay" vs "pff, I can seduce those girls, easy". Apparently making someone gay for you is easier than breaking their gay for you?

...good Lord what's with the critical mass of idiot blathering the word gay constantly in this post, what.
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No. 57756 ID: 97486c
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57756

>>57749
Not quite. The only girls I seduce are the ones I 'can' seduce. I can't create an interest in me, or a member of the same gender, if there wasn't already at least a curiosity in them to begin with.. There are quite a few girls on this team, not naming any names here, that I just wouldn't even bother trying with. They simply have no interest in me or my gender.
Stupid people. I suppose the downside to recruiting this way is you can't get everyone to join.
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No. 57760 ID: b85f8c

>>57756
So you can tell Styx likes girls, then.
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No. 57763 ID: 842d23

>>57760

Given the whole torso severed jaws around a floating orb thing, I have the feeling she might count as a body type too different, though.
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No. 57769 ID: a3b384

>>57763
That's Silva. She's probably a tough nut to crack, at least.
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No. 57772 ID: 842d23

...oh right. Excuse my idiocy in failing to keep names strait.

Styx liking girls seems a safe bet. Although she might be too hung up on the Overlord for Lilith to do anything to her.

...not that I particularly like considering Lilith's odds of her being able to subvert our other party members if she decided to.
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No. 58238 ID: b85f8c

Luna: What are your feelings on the Primordial War? What the gods did to the Titans... was it justified?
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No. 58847 ID: db39c8
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58847

Haha, once more.

>what do you consider to the most valuable thing you own?
My mind. This mind has brought me here in joyous ride of explosions, lasers and science!

>All Characters: Show us your best karaoke!
Hehe, no. I can sing somewhat, I have practiced singing my villain-song in shower few times! It is still far from completion though... Hehehe.

>if you were stuck on a deserted island, what 5 items would you want with you?
Blah, that one again. Teddy, tools, dry rations and a mobile void reactor. Should be enough to get me off that god-forsaken island.

>Do you know enough about consciousness to do that? How does one study a consciousness?
Hahaha, meaningless! You should just forget stupid philosophical mumbo-jumbo. World is like a machine, parts can be removed, moved, replaced. If my soul can stay in this body, I can ensure that my soul stays in other body, be it metal or flesh!
I might fade for a moment or two, but I will live forever, in name of science and fun! I will destroy your homes, ruin your world and murder you all with awesome weapons of mine.

Tory out.
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No. 58853 ID: c7dc56

>>58847
Jesus Tory, how long has it been since you last slept? You get all creepy and laughy after about 48 hours, not to mention you start talking about torturing my family. Not cool man.
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No. 59103 ID: 2dc0f5

Hey Larry the fellow Sergal, could you teach me how to play baseball?
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No. 59105 ID: 1f8505

>>58847

Question to all: You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?
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No. 59107 ID: 34cbef
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59107

If I had a yacht... i dunno what i'd name it... probably battering ram, cus of what i'd use it for.
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No. 59112 ID: 1e31a4
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59112

>>59105

Oh man.

I've dreamed of the W.S. AWESOME for as long as I can remember. To conjure and ride an air-yacht into the uncharted realms of the 8093rd dimension would be amazing. Woil ain't a fan of vacations even in this dimension, though, so it'll have to stay a dream if I want to stay on the good side of the church, and/or alive.

Someday the W.S. AWESOME shall be a reality, though. Someday...

*sigh*
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No. 59341 ID: 1e7d43

>>/questarch/428159

So neumono sleeping in close proximity to one another can sometimes share dreams?

Oh my. Oh my oh my.

Yo, Kappi! Did you dream any the night you spent with Rokoa?
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No. 59872 ID: 9a34be
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59872

>>59105
'I would name it the 17th Circle, and I would use it to sail across the world.'

'Unfortunately, there are no oceans left on which to sail it.'
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No. 60023 ID: af3431
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60023

>>59105
As a matter of fact, I did once have a yacht. Though it was likely not the kind one would normally expect. As I recall, it was named the Airship CythMaul
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No. 60051 ID: 98a065
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60051

>>59105
Probably "Imminent Destiny." or something like that.

If gunships count a yachts I already have one.
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No. 60078 ID: f09b71
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60078

>>59341
Oh, yeah, that did happen! It was, uh, I will describe it as sweecret because Rokoa probably will make me regret it if I go into too much detail. Uh, sorry I can't say what it was to just anyone. Actually, probably anyone at all.

>>59105
I, uh, I'd probably not name it at all, since that might deprecate its value. Because I'd sell it. Even if I lived anywhere where I could use a yacht, I get motion sick too easily.
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No. 60093 ID: 997ce7

>>60078
What, you wouldn't even try and use it to get girls? "Hey baby, want to come on my yacht and help name it?" or some such.

I'm actually wondering how Rokoa would react to someone brazenly asking her that.
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No. 60168 ID: 61e7f9

>>60093
The USS I'm Desperate For a Girl
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No. 60180 ID: f09b71
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60180

>>60093
Uhhhh, no, I probably wouldn't! Is that even a thing girls like? I don't think yachts are that special. I don't know. Especially not for using the method of saying 'Hey, baby!' as an opener! I don't know how Rokoa would respond, but, uh, it probably would wildly vary depending on who's asking and an assortment of other factors!

>>60168
Nooo, I've got Rokoa! For a day! Half a day...
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No. 60182 ID: 997ce7

>>60180
Showing off money is. Being able to brag that you date a rich guy also is.

We're discussing shallow girls here.

Also, Rokoa would probably murder you, given your personality. You'd probably flub the delivery and make her think you were serious.
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No. 60223 ID: 7459d5

>>60180
The need for another girlfriend should now be taken as seriously as the need to eat, drink, and breathe.

That, or figuring out a way to de-rogue yourself..
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No. 60224 ID: e3f578

Mafia Alison
Who was your main honey in your iteration? This one seems to be Iso with a little bit of Arbiter on the side.
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No. 60230 ID: d6c330

>Mafia Alison
Don Alison? Or, Donna Alison, morelike.

>I've got Rokoa! For a day! Half a day...
Don't worry Kappi. There's enough Rokoa that even small doses last a long time.
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No. 60272 ID: 1e7d43

If memory serves, waaaaaaaaay back in CheeQuest, whenever one of the "animal people" under the Southern Lich's protection died, his or her body would be delivered to the Lich. I first remembered this because I was intrigued (and weirded out) at the thought that some of the animal people might be wearing the tanned hides of their own dead, but then...

Tom, formerly Derrick Duke, a couple questions about your mortal life. I don't mean pre-Devourer, I mean pre-zombie.

1. Were you once one of the animal people? I mean, you kinda looked like it.

2. Do you happen to remember how you died?

3. I don't know if species is hereditary among the animal people, but I *have* seen one other cat person among them. Would you happen to know or be related to someone named "Poff"?
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No. 60276 ID: f09b71
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60276

>De-rogue
That is... improbable! It only happens in "theory", full quotations attached.

>You'd probably flub the delivery and make her think you were serious.
Well, the empathy would prevent that! She's, uh, probably hit me before I managed to finish though.

>The need for another girlfriend should now be taken as seriously as the need to eat, drink, and breathe.
That's bad, because Rokoa is the only one I've been attracted to for a long time!

>There's enough Rokoa that even small doses last a long time.
I uh.. don't know.
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No. 60277 ID: f09b71
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60277

>Who was your main honey in your iteration? This one seems to be Iso with a little bit of Arbiter on the side.
No TIME for anything more than single flings, and Alison wasn't gonna get tied down by some guy.
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No. 60278 ID: f09b71
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60278

>Were you once one of the animal people? I mean, you kinda looked like it.
Why yes I was! Eventually died and tossed in the wagon labeled To Lich.

>Do you happen to remember how you died?
Not at first! I suppose I could look at this alleged mortal counterpart double copy of mine that supposedly exists, but I don't want to.

>Would you happen to know or be related to someone named "Poff"?
Poff I suppose could be a descendant for all I know, but she was born well after I died! Even if she is related, she would be a long distant relative that shows up at a family gathering one day that you've never heard of.

.... Look at all those questions up there I left hanging.

>You know Pi, right? Ask her about the shapeshifting cat named Duke that's been traveling with Clamp, her servant.
We're not on speaking terms. Well, she speaking to me, I'd gladly have a conversation with her, but it would be very one way!

>Favorite part of being the God of Chaos
No responsibilities, I can just sit down and relax all day and mess with stuff.
Actually, that sounds exactly like what I was doing in life, if my mortal counterpart was any indication.

>Tom, you know how the other gods did a big patch job to integrate the old chaos god's dreamworld into their world? Well, they had to create and recreate a number of things to make the history fit together, one of which was you from before you choked down that artifact and became the lovable soul-devouring tentacle creature we adore. However, what they didn't recreate was the artifact you gobbled in the dreamworld, so their version of Duke has spent all his days as a lackey under the thumb of Lokirm.
I am dutifully ignoring the other gods' decision making process! I'll go with
>>52102
on thinking about that one.
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No. 60279 ID: c6ec33

Glitcher: Can you metagame and tell us what your actual role in the system is?

If you've seen the cyclic nature of the system, why do you keep suiciding? Is it over some long-past atrocity that's been wiped from everyone's memories? Or something that you keep doing every single iteration?
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No. 60307 ID: 1e7d43

>>60278
Man, I would love me some EarsQuest. Eventually, I mean. Sometime when Lago's not juggling three quests at once or feeling burnt-out on CheeQuest material.

Seriously, though. Tom is my favorite Trickster, and Ears is my favorite Butt Monkey Punching Bag Straight Man. They're made for each other. Throw in a little romance by way of Ears' crush on Poff and I'm sold.
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No. 60313 ID: f2c20c

>>60276
Hey Kappi, is it possible for those from different hives entirely to be attracted to eachother?
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No. 60314 ID: d6c330

>>60313
Polo's already told us yes, although intra-hive pairing is more the norm.
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No. 60321 ID: 1e7d43

Pilon: You wouldn't happen to be both single and amenable to freaks of nature who can switch their own empathic link off, would you? Oh, and shake dem fluffy ears!
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No. 60322 ID: fa9f7e

>>60321
Don't forget his tail
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No. 60323 ID: d6c330

...and the ginormous, shimmering puppy dog eyes.
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No. 60346 ID: f09b71
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60346

>Glitcher: Can you metagame
Absolutely not.
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No. 60348 ID: f09b71
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60348

>Hey Kappi, is it possible for those from different hives entirely to be attracted to eachother?
Possible, but not common! Rogues already have a difficult time attuning to others, but that's rogues. For hives, it's often taboo. Some fables talk about two lovers meeting, and their entire hives joining and getting along fine! But actual records are poor. And for every one of those fables, there are two that involve everyone's demise or some other bad ending. Anyways, uh, it may have changed for hives that regularly deal with other hives in the current era, but there are still hives that consider it a negative thing. I hear the rough translation for them is 'exophile.' Very vague term, usually derogatory. But I only deal with Rokoa's hive or rogues, and so everything I know is based off of hearsay.
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No. 60349 ID: f09b71
File 134677780920.png - (14.92KB , 739x700 , PilonITQ1.png )
60349

>You wouldn't happen to be both single and amenable to freaks of nature who can switch their own empathic link off, would you?
I may have gotten along very well with Polo, of whom I assume this line of questioning revolves around, if she were born in my hive or I was born in hers. I will address being single, though. We don't have a concept of spouses, just a pair that gets along exceptionally well. And even without a pairing, everyone is still close to everyone, and so no one is truly 'single' aside from hivemates who are about to become rogues. I'm sorry if that is a poor explanation, but aside from rogues, it is difficult to classify between single and not single.

>Oh, and shake dem fluffy ears!
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No. 60354 ID: e3f578

>>60349
I take it that threesomes to orgies are decently common then and not taboo?
Neumono teenagers must have an easier time than human teenagers do, hard to get up in affair drama and all.
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No. 60357 ID: fa9f7e

>>60354
I'd assume so, otherwise you'd have to go quite a ways away from everyone else to have any privacy. If they're cool with feeling others have sex, I don't see why group sex would be taboo.
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No. 60358 ID: d6c330

Okay, so "single" doesn't really make sense, since you're always in a relationship with your whole hive anyways. One on one pair-bonding doesn't make the same kind of sense in that environment.

Still, even in the same hive, we've got variations in appearance and personality. Not everyone's going to have the same relationship with everyone else, and you're going to be more attracted to some over others. Unless sex is a very casual thing in your society, and even without monogamy, there's gonna be a distinction between eligible partners and not. And who's available or not (even if single ain't the word for it).

(Dangit, we need a whole quest devoted to exploring and understanding intra-hive neumono relationships now).
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No. 60363 ID: fa9f7e

>>60349
Why are your eyes like that? Most everyone else we've seen had some kind of red eyes.
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No. 60364 ID: a11e62

So, Dompag. My memory may not be working right, but though I remember you speaking on what you find physically appealing, I don't recall any answer on what you find attractive vis-a-vis a lady's personality. Or regarding her history, education, skills, status or other intangible qualities. Aside the vague impression that you like a challenge, I can't quite guess.

If you had to choose one from a range of physically identical ladies, what would you be interested in?
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No. 60371 ID: f09b71
File 134681529986.png - (9.61KB , 700x700 , PilonITQ2.png )
60371

>I take it that threesomes to orgies are decently common then and not taboo?
Yes. Technically we have jammers now, or neumono wanting absolute privacy could move away. Although in the latter case, everyone would still know what two neumono heading out in the woods were doing. Most of the time it isn't a big deal, so, as you put it, others might join in. Maybe everyone, as if enough people are in the mood, most others will start getting in the mood as well.

>>60358
Hm... I'd like to address this, but it can vary so much from hive to hive. Sex usually isn't that casual, but again, it can range from highly formal and ceremonial, to a hive that is indulgently prolific, where anyone is available so long as they're willing. I suppose my own war hive is somewhat of a middle ground, although choosing a partner could be different based on sex for recreation and sex for reproduction. In the latter case, the stronger individuals are pressured more to have offspring, while in the former case, some people do just like some people's personality more, along with varying performances and physical attributes in bed.

>Why are your eyes like that? Most everyone else we've seen had some kind of red eyes.
Just eyes that are black. It is rare, but nothing special. Just a random land on genetics that don't mean much.
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No. 60373 ID: e3f578

So the really strong ones in your hive are really pressured to have children? Like, I imagine a lot of the QI's are presented as pedigree then, and the Queen super ultra pedigree, espeically if she can take on Rokoa with a few scratches and sores. So the QI's and the Queen are probably asked to get it on a lot for the good of the hive, right?
How many kids you got, same with the Queen?
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No. 60374 ID: d6c330

>It is rare, but nothing special
Dude, do not sell yourself short there. You got the best eyes. They're beootiful. Q_Q
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No. 60390 ID: f09b71
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60390

>I imagine a lot of the QI's are presented as pedigree then
It comes off as boasting too much if I dwell on that, but that is a succinct way to put it.

>How many kids you got, same with the Queen?
I have 28 total, if I'm not mistaken. There may be 2 parents involved in making offspring, but when it comes to raising, the whole hive takes care of the whole batch of kids. Parents, namely the mothers, may be more attentive to their own to a degree, but ultimately it's all a joint effort.

As for the Queen... I am not sure how many she has had, actually. Several tens at the very least, enough to have her share and then some. Childbirth is a rather arduous process for the female, and the Queen prefers to be out in the field too often to deal with reproducing all the time.

>You have the best eyes
Thank you very much, but they aren't as war frenzied as would be appropriate in my line of work.
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No. 60396 ID: f2c20c

>>60390
Maybe you could get contacts. Scary ones.
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No. 60399 ID: 85bd72

>>60390

28 kids. Not /just/ gifted in the adorable eyes and prodigious ears departments, it seems.
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No. 60402 ID: e3f578

He may be from a war hive but the ladies probably love to snuggle dem ears and look into his puppy-dog eyes.
Oh man, dude, I have no idea if your on the asteroid in the future and your alliance with the hive there, but if you ARE there, have no real problems with rogues, think you would mind being our little rising stronghold's first pornstar?
Or maybe just a sex symbol in our action movies if that ain't your thing, I dunno. You could be next the James Bond or Clint Eastwood! If you're at all familiar with human celebrities. Hell you can probably pull off your own stunts!
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No. 60406 ID: d6c330

>they aren't as war frenzied as would be appropriate in my line of work
Eh, don't worry about it. You're plenty intimidating when kited up and under a visor, even if dem ears do show. We didn't start swooning over your eyes until after they were uncovered when Polo went all Florence Nightingale on you.

...and maybe they're fine for your line of work? Seeing as it seems to be mainly trying to talk down one crazy after another (Polo, Polo and Rokoa, Queenie...).

>>60402
I know he's adorable and he's kindly been explaining neumono birds and bees to us but man is that coming on strong. XD
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No. 60410 ID: e3f578

Well when you're a CAI talent agent, you sometimes have to come on strong. And what we got right here is a primo sex symbol, rare genetics, tough as nails, big features, etc.. You either turn him into a popular porn star or an idol of masculinity.
He can go far.
And he can be what puts our bunker city on the fucking map.
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No. 60429 ID: 58396a

>>60390
Kind of an awkward question, but here's one for Polo, Rokoa, Kappi, and Pilon (and his eyes): how common is homoerotic activity / homosexuality between members of your race? How is it viewed by society or the hive? Have you ever had any such encounters or partners?

Odd question the second: how do you imagine other races get by without an empathic link? If you suddenly lost yours, what would you do? Is there any record of this happening before?
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No. 60430 ID: d6c330

The whole regicide thing and recent questions of just what the war hive would do without a Queen ("We don't need a queen.") Got me wondering. Polo, you got a queen back home at Sealock hive? If so, what's she like?
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No. 60477 ID: f09b71
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60477

>I have no idea if you're on the Asteroid
Not as though you asked, but just in case, then as the glitcher says, there will not be any answers for this kind of thing here and now.

>Wearing contacts
Perhaps there are some out there that may help, but that seems too faked.

>How common is homosexuality/homoerotic activity
I may as well take this one, considering I ended up answering these sorts of questions.
'Uncommon' is a good colloquial word. It is enough that any decently sized hive has a small portion, and hives view members with more importance than what team they play on, if I were to make a blanket statement based on my own experience, and I think I can speak for the other 3 as well when I say that. At least including Rokoa, obviously. The only way I think a hive would see homosexuality as negative would be in a hypothetical hive that had absolutely no homosexuals. That hive might then view homosexuality as an outside aspect, assuming that hive isn't modernized with multi hive intermingling.

>How do you imagine other races get by without an empathic link?
Before having a jammer, it would be difficult to imagine. It is just like a sixth sense, and turning a jammer on to see what it is like would be a parallel to shutting your eyes and trying to walk around to see what it's like. Except the eyes, in the empathy sake, would be like eyes for social aspects.

>What would you do if you lost your empathic link?
I... honestly don't know. Like the above example, it would be like going blind one day. One could cope, but most people don't make contingency plans for something so extreme.

>Is there any record of this happening before?
There are records of neumono with terribly maligned empathic signatures, however rare, but never anything like a neumono that had nothing. Polo would be the closest that I have ever heard of.
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No. 60478 ID: f09b71
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60478

>What would you do if you lost your empathic link?
Present date? I barely even see my hive that often as is, and it's awkward as hell when I do! Might not be such a bad thing if I did lose it, not like I'd willingly toss it out.
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No. 60479 ID: f09b71
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60479

>What would you do if you lost your empathic link?
...pr... probably cry a lot. I mean, being rogue, it's already half useless since it doesn't get pleasant feedback with anyone, but since I just found Rokoa and all... for a day, but still.
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No. 60480 ID: f09b71
File 134704852813.png - (8.96KB , 700x700 , poloitq8.png )
60480

>What would you do if you lost your empathic link?
I'd manage.

>Do you have a queen, and what is she like?
I do have a queen. She is nice. Calm and collected. The polar opposite of Rokoa's current queen, I'd say.
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No. 60483 ID: d6c330

SoB: Official neumono sex-ed professor for inquiring tg anthropologists.

>it's already half useless since it doesn't get pleasant feedback with anyone
But, there are other rogues in the base aren't there? You don't get any positive emotional responses from any of them at all? You all just broadcast grouchiness and hurt at each other all the time? That's... really sad, Kappi. :(

>Rokoa... for a day.
You know, maybe you're looking at this the wrong way. You don't have her for a day, you have her for the rest of your life.
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No. 60486 ID: f09b71
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60486

>You don't get any positive emotional responses from any of them at all?
Oh, that's not to say it's negative, either! It's just... "Yep, there's another guy over there. He's eating something. That's cool, but no one cares." So it's not bad, it's just that there really isn't any kinship, so it's not good either!

>You don't have her for the rest of the day, you have her for the rest of your life!
Hey, tha... wait.. what?
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No. 60487 ID: 04b86a

>>60483
>You don't have her for a day, you have her for the rest of your life.
Hey, she's not going to kill him yet! Or ever, if we manage to get her to become a hive queen.

So, CAI, Alison #2867 said she's apparently fighting you guys every few weeks now. Is there anyone else you frequently have to kill, and do they show up more or less frequently than her?
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No. 60488 ID: e3f578

Salikai's CAI
Who's your favorite neumono?
And Arkot?
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No. 60490 ID: 58396a

>>60477

I'm imagining you making puppy eyes. Those pupils would be big enough to engulf the world, I bet.

... Can you do that? Please? F-for science, of course.
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No. 60504 ID: b33427

To any neumono: Are neumono generally bad at picking up the emotional states of non-neumono? At least, emotional states with any subtlety.

Conversely, do non-neumono dealing with neumono in general find them to be rather blunt, and lacking in subtlety.
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No. 60519 ID: 733ae0

>homosexuality
You said earlier that the strongest neumono are expected to reproduction, so I'm guessing the same would be true of strong homosexuals?
Actually, being a QI is a dangerous job, very easy for for someone with few or even no kids to die. It would make sense to have a QI cryobank.
>Childbirth is a rather arduous process for the female, and the Queen prefers to be out in the field too often to deal with reproducing all the time.
Artificial wombs?
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No. 60567 ID: f09b71
File 134715154234.png - (9.31KB , 700x700 , PilonITQ5.png )
60567

>Make puppy eyes
I can try, but in my personal opinion, it may come off as too much, aside from me not practicing such a thing with any regularity.

>Are neumono generally bad at picking up the emotional states of non-neumono? At least, emotional states with any subtlety.
Yes, but we do have the capacity to learn it, perhaps with more difficulty than the other species. Any neumono that has spent enough time as a rogue, but isn't say, a hermit, is likely far more socially apt towards other species than that of a hive. This has made negotiations more difficult for hives as a result.

>You said earlier that the strongest neumono are expected to reproduction, so I'm guessing the same would be true of strong homosexuals?
That is correct. Usually that is not much of a problem, though. If there is enough mental pressure on them, they will be able to do such a duty without too much awkwardness. I can only say that it is not as oppressive as it sounds, as it is not as though the pressure to do so is on all of the time.

>Artificial wombs
Medical science, at least for neumono, hasn't been able to replicate such a thing as of yet. It will most likely be a reality before too long, but until then, reproduction will have to be done with more passion.

>CAI questions
I don't think they will answer, I'm sorry.
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No. 60578 ID: 58396a

>>60567

I think I'm in love~
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No. 60579 ID: 976f95

>>60567

Oh God. Dem eyes.

ITS TOO MUCH
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No. 60584 ID: 04b86a

>>60567
>The CAI isn't answering questions at this time
Yeah, that-
>eyes
that's fin-
>eyes
-e. I'll just ask again some other
>eyes
>eyes
>DEM EYES
So... cute...
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No. 60586 ID: 3975eb

>>60567
My god.
You can weaponize that.
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No. 60594 ID: 6a1ec2

I have a potential solution to your problem of not looking fierce enough, Pilon. When you smile, stare directly at them and show a lot of teeth, a real snarl. Do your best puppy dog impression during this. You may think your adorable eyes to be a hindrance, but you would be oh so wrong
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No. 60595 ID: 6a1ec2

>>60346

Didn't you just metagame by answering that question at all?
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No. 60619 ID: c6ec33

>>60595
In a way, yes, but I don't think he revealed any information that wasn't already known. I think anyone who's paid attention to the quest knows that Glitcher is probably very important to the conclusion of the story. Much like King, The Savior and The Corruptor probably are, as well.

I was simply asking the questions as a means to see whether or not glitcher was a powerful enough entity that he could communicate with us outside of his normal in-quest activities. :)

I'm sure he'd be willing to answer more questions after the quest has been resolved (when there's little to no risk of metagaming).
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No. 60631 ID: 061a93

>>60595
>>60619
Wat, you guys. ITQ isn't indicative of being able to metagame at all. It's noncanon. Waaaat.
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No. 60655 ID: d6c330

>Can Glitcher metagame?
Of course he can. He can't fail. He just can't do anything good with it.

(Actually, I'm half surprised his response wasn't just "zzz...")

>>60486
I apologize for the cruel joke about your life expectancy, Kappi. Seriously, when we ever get back to your quest, we'll try and make things better for you, okay?

>>60567
The most unbelievably accommodating son of a bitch. Pilon, you're fantastic.

(I hope to hell you're the diplomat the hive sends to deal with the asteroid base someday).
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No. 61270 ID: f2c20c

Hey Three Stripes, how ya doin' buddy?
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No. 61271 ID: 62bab4

>>61270
Yeah, fill us in on what happened after Silent and Toothy left.
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No. 61274 ID: 1e7d43

Polo: What was Rokoa's present? Or have you not opened it yet? (don't answer if it'd be a spoiler)
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No. 61279 ID: 04b86a

Rikek: Did you ever find out anything about that thing that Three Stripes unplugged?
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No. 61292 ID: 62bab4

Any QI: what the heck does QI stand for, anyways?
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No. 61294 ID: 886a4d

My guess? the Queen's Infantry
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No. 61330 ID: f2c20c

Polo: Show off your medals!
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No. 61334 ID: 62bab4

Well, while we're asking epilogue questions:

Emere, how'd things go for you? You hear about Polo getting killed trying to take the bridge a second time?

Rakae, how far did you get in your plans to make good on your threat to Rokoa before Polo made it back safely after all?

Korli: were you still trying to help Polo after she stopped helping the Salikai? We were kind of wondering if you were the reason Polo had access to their comms there at the end. Well, before she got blown up. Must kind of suck for you right now- I doubt the Salikai are treating the science hive well after that one guy's suicide attack.
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No. 61541 ID: 7e908a
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61541

>Hey Three Stripes, how ya doin' buddy?

Three Stripes is doing well now but things were scary at first while he kept on getting moved and there were always silent jammers and he needed a lot of Giant hugs. He knew the other neumono Three Stripes didn't know were talking about what to do with him even though he was never invited to the conversations but Three Stripes was moved to a nice area and there is enough food for us and they sometimes do stuff to Giant and Three Stripes but everyone is treated well still because it is better than having to fight for food.

Silent came a couple of times and everyone looked at silent like she was weird for coming close to me but maybe because she is weird but there was no jammer when she came and whenever any other neumono that I don't know come to me they always have jammers and it is sad.
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No. 61542 ID: 7e908a
File 134910141214.png - (13.19KB , 700x700 , korliITQ1.png )
61542

>Korli: were you still trying to help Polo after she stopped helping the Salikai? We were kind of wondering if you were the reason Polo had access to their comms there at the end. Well, before she got blown up.

I was the reason for the communications at the end, yes! With that said, I don't know who touched the turret when Polo and Rokoa went in the armory.

Yes, you could say that the salikai aren't treating us well over that, but you could always say that. They aren't too bad when they're not trying to perform science themselves, but otherwise, we're practically our own test subjects.
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No. 61543 ID: 7e908a
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61543

>Emere, how'd things go for you? You hear about Polo getting killed trying to take the bridge a second time?
Yes, yes, as far as I know Polo is dead. Things could have gone better or worse. I'm just a secretary, so I didn't get much flak for my job. The others, though... well, it's dubious to supply an aggressive war hive with nukes, but it's another thing to have them almost launched on a safe nexus. It technically wasn't our responsibility, as that was the warhive's, so no ultrahive could make legal ramifications effectively without going through a lot of red tape. So they just went and played fair, and went the dubious route of putting unofficiated bounties on us. Apparently that is within the government's legality around here, so Lugo and a few others are on the run. They know how to hide low, so they should be fine.

As for me, I'll just have a tough time getting a job, but it could be oh so much worse more than it could have gone better, so I'm thankful.
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No. 61544 ID: 7e908a
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61544

>Rakae, how far did you get in your plans to make good on your threat to Rokoa before Polo made it back safely after all?
I didn't even start! Our hive got the secret word that Polo did pull through and that we would see her once she recovered.
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No. 61558 ID: e3f578

>>61543
Emere do you like being petted on the head?
[ ] Yes
[ ] Definently Yes
[ ] Hell Yeah!
[ ] I wear a wig because I get my pet on so much
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No. 61559 ID: 86c3a7

Oh, it looks like three stripes and co got picked up by the ultrahive too. Guess the Salikai trashed the spire too bad on their way out for you guys to live in the mushroom cave area.

Thanks for the answers, everyone! And don't worry Korli, we'll bust you and your hive out of there someday.
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No. 61577 ID: 7e908a
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61577

>Rikek: Did you ever find out anything about that thing that Three Stripes unplugged?
Apparently they were multi purpose bots built by that science hive back when the science hive was large. From everything to medical aid, cleaning and fighting. Not the best at a single one, but very good for mixing a lot of different things together. The AI was kind of screwed up though for some reason, so that's probably why they weren't used by the Salikai at any point.
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No. 61578 ID: 7e908a
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61578

>Any QI: what the heck does QI stand for, anyways?
Better question is what did it stand for. Queen's Infantry.
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No. 61579 ID: 7e908a
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61579

>What was Rokoa's present? Or have you not opened it yet? (don't answer if it'd be a spoiler)
Coffee cake. Rokoa was not clever in this present, but it was still a nice treat on my way home.

>Show off your medals!
My hive was inducted into the ultrahive after we relocated into a nexus. Due to my proposed death being a secret, there was no ceremony for my medal awards, but that is for the best. I do not think I would want to put on a smile as I receive a plethora of medals that, because of the new military structure, I have never heard of. A generic Service Ribbon, along with a Distinguished Service Medal and Exceptional Service Medal. Medal of Red Honor for going on what was considered a suicide mission, and a Medal of Karkari's Spirit for surviving the suicide mission. I believe the namesake involves the queen involved in the forming of this ultrahive.

Medals of Legendary Hero, Hono.. about 5 other medals with 'hero' in the name. I forget the numbers, but Legendary, the highest, is for successful completion of a mission that involved saving what could have been millions, if the nukes were able to get passed the anti missile systems. The others are mostly by extension of getting the highest.

Medal of Proven Infiltrator, Wilderness Mission Ribbon, Mission Against an Enemy of the Neumono Species Medal, Victory Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Wounded Medal.

There were also obligatory citations of acting out of line going on an unrelated mission, but I have been assured they are purely academic and would not harm my career, especially since I had not been with my hive since the ultrahive merge. I did wish that they let me rest, though, before turning me into walking military bling. No disrespect to them.

I am glad there was no public ceremony. It would have taken longer than I would want to smile and wave for. All of these medals were awarded post humously on paper, and my hive jokes that I'm going to have my own saturday morning cartoon.
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No. 61581 ID: 886a4d

Does an ultrahive have a joint military? Or is it a bunch of seperate militaries with the same doctrine and all allied?

If its the first whats it like working people with all different hives? And how do they treat you since you came from outside and suddenly became this highly decorated person.
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No. 61588 ID: 86c3a7

...Polo, I'm sorry, but those medals overlap rather unfortunately. Makes you look like a sailor scout in the thumbnail.

>ultrahive merge
That's interesting, actually. Didn't expect that. How/why did that happen? I suppose it just happened naturally when your hive was nuked out of a home and had to ally with others against the war-hive? How's being part of an ultrahive changed things?

Also, it sounds like all those medals came from the ultrahive. I'm going to assume your own hive was somewhat less crazy about all this.

>to have my own Saturday morning cartoon
...first thing we do when we're playing the asteroid CAI again. Search the entertainment files we had installed for Polo's cartoon.

>used to be called
Actually, considering how your hive took her death, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they left the rank in place, name unchanged, as another way to honor her memory.

>Medal of Karkari's Spirit for surviving the suicide mission
>All of these medals were awarded post humously on paper
That one may raise red flags unless they were clever about the bookkeeping.
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No. 61595 ID: f2c20c

>>61579
Hey, that's not all of them you're wearing. Show us them in ribbon form so we can see them all at once!
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No. 61597 ID: 7e908a
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61597

>Does an ultrahive have a joint military? Or is it a bunch of seperate militaries with the same doctrine and all allied? If its the first whats it like working people with all different hives?
The overall structure is a joint military, and boot camp involves a myriad of hives. Half of the point of bootcamp is just to get a person used to getting past the usual 'my wavelength vs theirs' and cooperating well with people who may not otherwise be so much as friends. Nevertheless, the army is seperated into hives, so aside from large scale missions, most soldiers still work directly with hivemates. That way, the teamwork is natural and unparalleled.

>And how do they treat you since you came from outside and suddenly became this highly decorated person.
Not with a whole lot of jealousy, considering that I am highly decorated and also dead.

>How/why did the ultrahive merge happen? I suppose it just happened naturally when your hive was nuked out of a home and had to ally with others against the war-hive?
Yes, that is how it went, as my hive had nowhere else to go as refugees except to a nexus. They accepted us, and we were not about to refuse.

>How's being part of an ultrahive changed things?
For me, not much. We are still given our own section of building, and aside from feeling the other multitudes of hives out there when we get along our building edges or go into the main city, it is not very different.

>Also, it sounds like all those medals came from the ultrahive.
Yes. My hive did not have so many numerous symbolic metals. Once the merge was done, all of the newly awarded medals and structure therein are from the ultrahive, which appears to favor a large quantity of these things.

>Medal of Karkari's Spirit for surviving the suicide mission
>All of these medals were awarded post humously on paper
Yes, the suicide mission for that was killing the queen, which I did live through. Then I got killed by the salikai launching the nukes. The whole ordeal was generally considered a single mission except for that muddy part.

>Hey, that's not all of them you're wearing. Show us them in ribbon form so we can see them all at once!
This is my formal military uniform, with all appropriate ribbons. It's a relatively high rank, I do not know why the ultrahive gave it to me for things I did not do under their name. It will probably turn out to be a bit of a big deal when it turns out I'm not dead, but that is hardly a daunting concern.
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No. 61598 ID: 86c3a7

General-Polo is a far more flattering look for you.

So does being dead mean you're not allowed off your hive's premises? And that you have to avoid outsiders when they come around? (Although I suppose you just need to be disguised enough to pass for a different member of your own hive- not that hard to lie low from Salikai spies). Or I suppose you could just go silent and pretend to be a different silent sealock infiltrator, since there are several (or not. Would make sense to keep the capability secret, too). Huh. Cover identities- something else that's gotta be fairly new to neumono.

> It's a relatively high rank, I do not know why the ultrahive gave it to me for things I did not do under their name.
Well, for one thing, a high rank will give you the ability to make command decisions during the inevitable mission to deal with the Salikai. They'd be stupid not to be planning to deploy you when that happens- no one left alive on the surface has more experience with them than you, now.
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No. 61599 ID: 886a4d

That uniform suits you Polo.

I take it there was no luck in convincing the ultrahive to let you borrow Pilon and Rokoa for the mission.

Alert! Shipping Questions! Batten the Hatches!
Polo you've said you wouldn't date Pilon, would you date Rokoa

Similiar question to Rokoa.
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No. 61600 ID: bf54a8

three-stripes: have you been working really hard to make horrible/cute predator/neumono hybrid babies?
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No. 61604 ID: 58396a

>>61599
... yes, I agree with all of this.

Especially that uniform. The red accents are very nice on you.
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No. 61606 ID: 86c3a7

>date and nuemono/predator hybrids

Looking to stock up on "No!", reaction images, I see. Only possible yes I see in there might be Rokoa, for the express purpose of fucking with Polo (in the less literal sense!).

Surviving liberated pet pinkie science hive neumono: were any of you involved in firearms or armor R&D? It's a long shot, but it'd be pretty cool if any of you knew how to build that awesome sniper rifle and set of armor that died with Polo. The ultrahive is gonna need some good stuff when they set out to take down the salikai and liberate the rest of you.
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No. 61607 ID: 7e908a
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61607

>Emere do you like being petted on the head?
>[x] Yes
>[ ] Definently Yes
>[ ] Hell Yeah!
>[ ] I wear a wig because I get my pet on so much

But this test does not seem to follow much scientific methodology.
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No. 61608 ID: 7e908a
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61608

>three-stripes: have you been working really hard to make horrible/cute predator/neumono hybrid babies?
Three Stripes is not exactly sure if that is a thing that works and also Three Stripes may have people thinking that Three Stripes does not have feelings past food and neumono buddies but Three Stripes does have a sense of modesty and does not think that he should feel comfortable being asked that.
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No. 61609 ID: 7e908a
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61609

>Well, for one thing, a high rank will give you the ability to make command decisions during the inevitable mission to deal with the Salikai. They'd be stupid not to be planning to deploy you when that happens- no one left alive on the surface has more experience with them than you, now.
This is a good point. I do not know what the plans are, although I would only expect to be deployed as an infiltrator and or an advisor. It is possible I may have some leading duties, although I would need far more officer training before being considered for being any kind of commander. Regardless of advisor or infiltrator or being propped up as a surprise general, however, it is effectively confirmed that I will be deployed extensively to deal with this.

>I take it there was no luck in convincing the ultrahive to let you borrow Pilon and Rokoa for the mission.
No, although Rokoa was interviewed slash interrogated for every scrap of information she knew before getting kicked off.

>So does being dead mean you're not allowed off your hive's premises? And that you have to avoid outsiders when they come around?
That is correct, playing it safe on both counts. But it is not a small little premise, so it is not bad. I am continuing training for deployment, however, after realizing many weaknesses of mine, and so have plenty to occupy myself with than sight seeing.

>Surviving liberated pet pinkie science hive neumono: were any of you involved in firearms or armor R&D? It's a long shot, but it'd be pretty cool if any of you knew how to build that awesome sniper rifle and set of armor that died with Polo. The ultrahive is gonna need some good stuff when they set out to take down the salikai and liberate the rest of you.
It turns out Rokoa just saw the ultrahive intend to take them in, but they were not found.

>Polo you've said you wouldn't date Pilon, would you date Rokoa
'Dating' was still a bad word to use. I would not have intimate relations with Pilon unless I was desperately lonely, although that is not to say ill of his character, but rather the circumstances surrounding him. I am happy enough considering him a good friend that is a bit of sanity around the rest of his company.

I would not have intimate relations with Rokoa because of the surrounding circumstances and that she is a monster who does not understand or want any sort of peace, and although I gave up attempting to understand how her mind worked at times, that is almost always a constant. Any exception to this is fleeting and quickly quelled.
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No. 61610 ID: 7e908a
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61610

>Actually, considering how your hive took her death, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they left the rank in place, name unchanged, as another way to honor her memory.
She's got memorials, but she wasn't the only one who died. As usual, we always have to move on, but they all got a whole lot of room in our graveyard at the bottom floor of our barracks.

>A similar question to Rokoa, would you date have intimate relations with Polo?
Hell, why not.
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No. 61611 ID: e3f578

>>61609
Polo, if you ever have free time, and can get your hands on human media, can you play Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater (any edition, PS2 xbox's Subtance, the HD remakes, or whatever the hell system it's inevitably been remade for in your far off future. Heck you may even be able to get a computer to run an emulator of it pretty good) and tell me your thoughts?
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No. 61619 ID: c99cad

Welp, my fears of Polo becoming a fucking monster in close quarters combat to make up for how many times she had to stay far away or die have been firmly cemented.

Jesus Christ, Rokoa won't stand a chance unless she gets to use her bioarmor, let alone any other poor fool stupid enough to challenge her.
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No. 61630 ID: 886a4d

>>61619
I wondered why Rokoa would choose now to get that bioarmor.

Polo is coming
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No. 61663 ID: b6edd6

>>61619
On the other hand, Rokoa will have also been constantly practicing during that time, due to her violent lifestyle if nothing else.
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No. 61664 ID: 86c3a7

>>61630
Also, I don't think we'd have to worry about that. The duel would have to be fair by Rokoa's standards. Pretty sure that includes not using bio-armor to her advantage, especially since she omitted it last time.
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No. 61671 ID: 0c7cf8

>>61609
>>61619
Uh... Hey Polo... have you or are you planning on getting better at hand to hand combat now?
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No. 61772 ID: 7e908a
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61772

>>61671
>Uh... Hey Polo... have you or are you planning on getting better at hand to hand combat now?
As I mentioned, I will be working on my weaknesses, and that has proven to be the biggest. My reaction time also needs work, as the mikliks have shown. As I am now, they effectively get a free shot off on me, and I won't have Rokoa around to be a meatshield.
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No. 61773 ID: 86c3a7

Huh. You've already got your reaction time well above normal for neumono (getting a free shot off on them). It'll be interesting to see if you can actually push that far enough to compete with a naturally much faster species (especially if the Salika are modifying them).

>Hand to hand
With an emphasis on using bigger opponents' size against them, I hope! The only things you're going to face smaller than yourself will be arkots.
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No. 61776 ID: 34cbef
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61776

Oh wow, so many strong women in this thread.
Can I interest any of you in a more fulfilling lifesstyle? You could be serving a greater purpose!
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No. 61777 ID: 86c3a7

Hey, Julia: how's the arm?
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No. 61780 ID: 34cbef
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61780

>>61777

It sometimes gets confused, but it works for serving the devourer.
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No. 61784 ID: f2c20c

>>61780
Okay well if you like your other arm not being metal too, maybe it's best if you stop trying to convert women who can kill you in seconds.
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No. 61786 ID: 34cbef
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61786

>>61784
I'm not afraid of losing my limbs, As long as I can contribute to the church and please my god. I'm very loyal to the Devourer.
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No. 61788 ID: e3f578

>>61786
Can you chop wood with those teeth?
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No. 61789 ID: 6a1ec2

Hey Julia: nice job scaring away the jawile from ever joining your church. How does it make you feel knowing that you denied the Devourer both your own arm and a new member?
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No. 61790 ID: 34cbef
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61790

>>61788
I think I could, but my preference is to not chop wood with my teeth.

>>61789
...yes, I won't deny that I failed. But I keep moving forward, or if the devourer is so displeased, then I will be eaten and another will take my place. But since he has not eaten me, then that means I have to try me best to keep trying to add more to our congregation...I just need to not try so hard.
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No. 61793 ID: 7e908a
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61793

>With an emphasis on using bigger opponents' size against them, I hope! The only things you're going to face smaller than yourself will be arkots.
Yes, I am putting an emphasis on dodges and quick attacks, not arm wrestling and grapples.

>Reaction speed
My size has helped with my reaction speed considerably, but when the average neumono reaction time is somewhere between 350 and 500 milliseconds, it's not saying much. For reference's sake, most humans fall between somewhere between 150 and 300, while most mikliks fall between 80 to 175. Ours can be trained somewhat more effectively than other species, but like my size in a fist fight, I am still at a disadvantage.
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No. 61795 ID: c6ec33

>>61793
Polo, have you considered becoming a cybernetically enhanced killing machine?
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No. 61796 ID: 86c3a7

>>61795
Cybernetic enhancements don't work so well for neumono. The healing factor screws it up.
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No. 61797 ID: 7e908a
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61797

>Polo, have you considered becoming a cybernetically enhanced killing machine?
Cybernetics, prosthetics and so on have not worked well with us, although the salikai are showing that such things may be possible after all. Then again. it's also assuming we don't destroy the salikai's knowledge considering what it's been focused on thus far.

With our regeneration, prosthetic advances also have little motivation. It is largely useless considering our regeneration, and would prevent that regeneration from happening. It would only be useful if the prosthetic was superior to the natural limb, and it has already been proven exceptionally difficult to get one working in the first place, for the small amount of attempts that there have been.

There has been interest by would-be machinists and similarly careered neumono replacing their hands with hands with thinner fingers and better mobility, but this is further complicated in that our fingers are used as small antenna towards receiving other empathic links. Fingers are simply small supplements, and we can still sense others even without both hands, but it is still weakened noticeably. Enough so to dismays a lot of neumono that may have otherwise been willing to replace their hands. It will probably be an extremely long time before we don't have to outsource fine motor skill manual labor to aliens.
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No. 61798 ID: c6ec33

>>61796
The salikai/science hive figured out the neumono well enough to use nanomachines to take direct control of their bodies. There also appeared to be a level of mental control going on.

It seems reasonable to assume that such methods could potentially be used to enhance reflexes, suppress pain, enhance endurance, etc., and provide many of the same benefits as bio-armor, though internally.

Additionally, if there is any sort of chemical which enhances neumono performance for a limited time period, having internal "stim packs" might be beneficial. This would also extend to antivirals, antibiotics, antivenoms, adrenaline, anti-toxins, etc.

Even today, IRL, scientists are already proposing nanomachines that could allow humans to fight off infections in a fraction of the time it normally takes, provide oxygen storage that would allow humans to hold their breaths for half an hour or more, etc. Of course, I don't expect every future-based quest to try to be 100% realistic, because the future can't be perfectly predicted, and if everyone had the same sci-fi universe, sci-fi would be pretty boring.

But, as Polo just explained, conventional cybernetics don't work well with neumono. It's also implied that whatever work has been done to investigate the salikai's work, nothing usable has come of it yet - at least, nothing that's been shared with Polo. Given the time frames we're talking about, I would be quite surprised if any new advances based off of that research were ready for safe use by neumono for many years... and not if the ultrahive decides to destroy the research data (which I personally feel would be silly, since having the data means that you can research ways to block or counteract the salikai's methods).

Anyways, this is getting too long for an ITQ side-thingy, SO I BETTER ASK A QUESTION:

"Miss Drake, do you HAVE to eat ALL the food that people toss at you? Can't you just, like, NOT eat some of it?"
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No. 61800 ID: e3f578

>>61541
>>61608
>they've done stuff to three stripes and giant
Okay, three stripes, I've actually come to warn you that you are probably already a father of domesticated predator puppies. I don't know how much animal husbandry has advanced in the future, but if they have advanced gene therapy and invitro enough, it's pretty much guaranteed they've made progress on cloning you. OR the salikai's probably already made you and four stripes and dead stripes all parents, somehow. So, you know, keep calm. Has anyone drawn blood or taken hairs from you that didn't have the intention of harming you in your life? Would you mind being a parent if the neumono were successful in cloning you?
Can you tell me about your Mom, Three Stripes? Were you born in a litter? Can you give us a better description on Dead Stripes, because we've never actually named him or knew him that much about him at all before Silent killed him. Was he an asshole to you like Four Stripes? Have we asked this question before? Are you all from the same litter?
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No. 61837 ID: 2f4b71

>>61797
It seems like Neumono would use Waldos a lot for fine manipulation.
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No. 61848 ID: 86c3a7

>>61837
Seems to me that's what those claw things in the ruins of the old science hive were for.
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No. 61882 ID: 7e908a
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61882

>Using waldos
Yes, whenever possible, we do use them. Nonetheless, there is always a market for aliens, as if a waldo breaks, we can't always have waldos to fix broken waldos to fix broken waldos.

>It would be silly to destroy the information the salikai had, as it could be studied to counter it
Destroying it was bad wording on my part. We will likely not destroy anything until we are certain the salikai are out, and even then it would be controlled destruction. The main concern is if such information is leaked, as it could lead to nasty biological warfare.
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No. 61883 ID: 7e908a
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61883

>Has anyone drawn blood or taken hairs from you that didn't have the intention of harming you in your life? Would you mind being a parent if the neumono were successful in cloning you?
Three Stripes doesn't know if it works like that either but there is a lot that Three Stripes doesn't know. If Three Stripes was a dad then Three Stripes would still a happy dad.

>Can you tell me about your Mom, Three Stripes? Were you born in a litter? Can you give us a better description on Dead Stripes, because we've never actually named him or knew him that much about him at all before Silent killed him. Was he an asshole to you like Four Stripes? Have we asked this question before? Are you all from the same litter?

Three Stripes doesn't remember so far back very well. He thinks that Dead Stripes was his brother but he wasn't all that close so he doesn't know and there are some memories of being a baby and learning to control neumono but Three Stripes doesn't want to think about the past too much because then he will miss his old neumono pals because even though he controlled them he still liked them very much.

Since Three Stripes and Dead stripes were not close Three Stripes does not know much about him, but Dead Stripes was not mean and instead just sort of kept around each other peacefully.
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No. 61884 ID: 7e908a
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61884

>Miss Drake, do you HAVE to eat ALL the food that people toss at you? Can't you just, like, NOT eat some of it?
There's nothing to do BUT eat. It's that or just sit around anyway so I may as well enjoy it!
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No. 61886 ID: 86c3a7

>>61883
Ooh! Female predators have different patterning! Diamonds instead of head-stripes. We can tell 'em apart now.

>>61884
Sounds as if you are in need of a hobby, Miss. That uppity kobold and your prank war obviously don't occupy enough of your time.
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No. 61890 ID: e3f578

>>61884
You should try and take up shapeshifting. That's in the illusion class of magic, isn't it? You seem like you could be good enough to change yourself physically to walk around and do stuff and interact with all the other species in this little cave system you have here.
Plus, that'll help out with your dragon disguise, and can even show up as your true self sometimes without losing your dignity.
With Clunker around, you don't need to protect your horde 24/7 Really it's SS's that he just gave to the drake out of the kindness of his heart. Before long, the drake will be as much, if not even moreso of an account holder of his money as Zirkala is.

So girl, get out and do shit.
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No. 61898 ID: 14a1d0

>>61890
Polymorph is a Transmutation magic.
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No. 61906 ID: b0d1a8

three stripes, how is predator babby formed?
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No. 61972 ID: b33427

>>61884
Uh... So, was that all you planned to do when you put on the big dragon illusion and conned everyone into giving you food as tribute? You did have a long-term plan, yes? 'Cause you've acted rather like you don't want to end up as fat as, well, this >>/draw/15512.
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No. 61975 ID: 58396a

>>61882
The scruffy look suits you.
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No. 61981 ID: 61e7f9

Story Seeker Lagotrope

Tom: What breast related shenanigans have you pulled during your time as a god?
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No. 62001 ID: f2c20c

Meagan: Hey, have you ever gotten pregnant from... researching demons?
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No. 62006 ID: 97486c
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62006

>>62001
No.
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No. 62013 ID: bf54a8

so meagan, what were the species that 'did not' get you pregnant?
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No. 62015 ID: 14a1d0

>>62006
Stop getting teen pregnant. It's irresponsible.
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No. 62016 ID: 0dbe97
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62016

>Uh... So, was that all you planned to do when you put on the big dragon illusion and conned everyone into giving you food as tribute? You did have a long-term plan, yes?
...... I have plenty of time to make better plans! I'm going to do something! I just don't know what yet and there's nothing wrong with that!
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No. 62017 ID: 0dbe97
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62017

>How is predator babby formed?
When a male predator and a female predator like each other very much they make a special hug and then an egg is laid and they protect it until a baby comes out. Three Stripes is not exactly sure where he learned this from but he is pretty sure that is how it works but still won't demonstrate.
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No. 62018 ID: 085efe

>>62016
How old are you?
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No. 62019 ID: 239110

Hey Yellow, where'd you get your cool hat?
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No. 62020 ID: 0dbe97
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62020

>How old are you?
"That's not something you ask a lady!"
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No. 62021 ID: 0dbe97
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62021

>How old is the drake?
"She's 37."

>Tom: What breast related shenanigans have you pulled during your time as a god?
"Now hold on I like to keep things MOSTLY RESPECTABLE so it isn't like I just go around snapping everyone's bras like a giggling schoolboy! I have Minci for that."
>"You're lying again, deary, at least about the first part."
"OKAY fine, so there was ONE TIME where, for reasons, I decided to make a wide range spell of Animate Clothing and have them bounce off their owners. Also when people's junk fell out it would make audible sound effects, so depending on the girls sizes they might go *poink* or *GAWUNGA* and all that. Mostly respectable!"
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No. 62022 ID: 049858

Say, Engineer Taes? (of Colony Guard) While you're healing, can you take a minute to tell us what world you come from, and a little bit about it? Any particular examples of local architecture you're proud of?
coughcoughSporecoughMinecraftcough. Pardon me.
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No. 62023 ID: db39c8
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62023

>Hey Yellow, where'd you get your cool hat?
I am not sure anymore. Maybe I blackmailed some poor tailor to craft it for me. But I can agree with you: it is 'cool'. I consider it one of the things that makes me. Kinda like Blue has dedicated his life and undeath to eradicating dirtiness, or how Green speaks in such awkward manner, or how Red just creates hundreds of fictional assassination plans to pass time.
Yes, colour-gang has somewhat unique people in it.


>what do you consider to the most valuable thing you own?
Each one of us in the Colour-Gang have our very own spatial-manipulation artifact. We all hold them dear.
Well, there is one exception; Blue. He is more obsessed with proper hygiene and cleanliness.


>All Characters: Show us your best karaoke!
Sorry, no can do, I'd rather not.

>if you were stuck on a deserted island, what 5 items would you want with you?
Artifacts. Maybe borrow artifacts of my pals.

>When's your birthday?
I am dead, it doesn't matter anymore.

>If you could make all of one kind of thing go away, what would it be?
Tough one.
... Jefferson.


>Whats your favorite color?
Yellow.

>Any secret crushes?
Dying changes you a lot, you know. I once had a wife.
No crushes at present date.


>Finally, do you prefer the night or the day?
Night is great for robberies, but robberies in proad daylight have certain charm to them.




JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS UP WITH THESE BOULDERS ON THE FLOOR?!
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No. 62030 ID: 97486c
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62030

>>62015
I'm over 200 years old..

>>62013
I...
Don't remember.
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No. 62031 ID: 86c3a7

>egg
That's... interesting. Especially since I was under the impression that neumono were mammalian and had live birth. You guys have really diverged a lot.

How well do you see, three stripes? I've been wondering how that triple-pupil setup works for you.
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No. 62033 ID: e3f578

>>62030
Did you "not raise" the "not child"?
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No. 62034 ID: 97486c
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62034

>>62033
...
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No. 62035 ID: 04b86a

>>62031
I'm pretty sure neumono do give live birth. We can't say for sure that predators aren't mammals, though. They could be monotremes. (I can't believe I actually know that word off of the top of my head)

>>62030
Judging by your mother I'm guessing the answer is no, but have you ever heard of contraceptives or abortifacients? They're not exactly complicated things, any competent prostitute could likely fill you in on a number of ways to avoid having kids.
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No. 62036 ID: e3f578

>>62034
When you mean you didn't "did not, not, never raise", do you mean you have the "not pregnancy" "not terminated" or gave it up for "non adoption" or left it "not stranded" in a "not field"?
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No. 62038 ID: 629257

>>62034
I would expect you to have at least payed attention to their development. Do mixed breeds not interest you?
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No. 62039 ID: f2c20c

>>62034
Hmmm...

Rose: Do you know who your parents were?
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No. 62041 ID: f2c20c

>>62039
Actually nevermind, she told us in the quest that they were an imp and a succubus and they "don't talk to (her) anymore". So nope, not related.
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No. 62042 ID: 14a1d0
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62042

>>62033
>Raising your offspring after giving birth
>3265 of the Third Age

ISHYDNEITKOB
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62051

>>62042
>letting weaklings take care of your children
>mfw
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No. 62053 ID: 97486c
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62053

>>62036
....
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No. 62054 ID: f2c20c

>>62053
You should like, find out what happened to it.
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No. 62064 ID: 86c3a7

...this is going to be a plot point in the quest now, isn't it. Meagan's estranged monster-baby is totally gonna put in an appearance.
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No. 62065 ID: e3f578

>>62053
Has it never happened once? Or has it never happened more than once?
I imagine those demons absolutely refuse to never wear a condom. That means you'd either never have to take birth control or just never accept that they're consequences and deal with them as they come.
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No. 62066 ID: 8d088d

>>62064

Or has already put in an appearance.
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No. 62067 ID: 86c3a7

>>62066
Oh gods.

Well, we can narrow down the possible suspects, at least. Since Meagan and the father were demons, the child should be too. And it can't be anyone older than Meagan.
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No. 62077 ID: 06ee8f

>>62067
fluffy?
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No. 62078 ID: 97486c
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62078

>>62054
>>62064
>>62065
>>62066
>>62067
>>62077
AJSKLDJSALKFHAKLJDA!!!

It was literally decades ago! The thing is either dead or some kinda demon lord by now!
And I've learned since then! I can't have any more children now!
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No. 62079 ID: e3f578

>>62078
Oh sorry
Professional curiosity. Demon genetics are important!
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No. 62081 ID: 299ed3

>>62078
What do you mean by "can't"?
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No. 62082 ID: f2c20c

>>62078
If it IS a demon lord then you've got a claim on that, don't you?
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No. 62086 ID: 97486c
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62086

>>62079
They are and I do have some regrets about my decision. Namely that I have been unable to keep track of it's progress. However the pregnancy was rather sudden and the actual gestation time was alarmingly fast. I was young and I freaked out.

>>62081
I took out my actually baby making parts. It's just easier this way.

>>62082
'Could' be a demon lord. No clue if he/she/it actually is.
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No. 62088 ID: 629257

>>62086
Took... out... is that, uh, correctable? If you changed your mind later?
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No. 62112 ID: e3f578

>>62086
Oh
If gestation period was alarmingly fast, like near instant, that doesn't sound too bad. More of a really shocking surprise. Wait, why does long-term normal pregnancy seem worse than a fast-term pregnancy? Was it a matter of seconds, minutes, days, or weeks?
I trust that it WASN'T that painful as a regular birth if it was that fast, right? Or was that the worst possible experience in your life?

Since you've been studying demons for quite a few decades now at least, I can't help but wonder what your first demon was? Whether or not you used your method of making it docile or not. I'm also curious, that, if it was not, what demon inspired you to develop your method of study to keep it docile? Do you have a list of cross-breeding species possibilities? And a list of which ones won't mix? I don't need the list, I just want to know if it's been published in a science journal somewhere in your world.
It may be cause for alarm for the Overlord later, like if someone other than you managed to get caught in your lab that ISN'T in current possession of your body. Unless you've tried you best to keep species in there that can't fertilize any of our team successfully...
I'm not counting our men units then. Crap.. You haven't had to do any lesbian stuff with some of these demons, have you? I suppose it's not as awful if one of your captured test subjects gets pregnant from attacking one of our men, right? That won't get in the way of your research?
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No. 62159 ID: b3952d

To the Scellor Science Council or equivalent body: We've been learning a bit about your Pre-Undermind history lately, and I'm kind of curious. What are some of the thoughts and opinions held by the people who study this subject about the time before the Undermind? Does anyone wish that the event hadn't happened or that things could be like they were before?

Also, Maolla, do you know much about your species history? What do you think of the bits discussed recently?
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No. 62180 ID: b3dd38

To Ring of Wholesome Quest:
What's the worst injury you've gotten while adventuring, and how did it happen?
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No. 62206 ID: 97486c
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62206

>>62088
Probably not. But it's fine. I have absolutely no desire to start a family.

>>62112
Geeze those are a lot of questions..

>If gestation period was alarmingly fast, like near instant, that doesn't sound too bad. More of a really shocking surprise. Wait, why does long-term normal pregnancy seem worse than a fast-term pregnancy? Was it a matter of seconds, minutes, days, or weeks?

It was a big shock. The pregnancy lasted about a week and during that time I was mostly bedridden and flipping the fuck out.

>I trust that it WASN'T that painful as a regular birth if it was that fast, right? Or was that the worst possible experience in your life?

I have not felt anything more painful in my entire life. And I've fought Spine Ravagers.

>Since you've been studying demons for quite a few decades now at least, I can't help but wonder what your first demon was? Whether or not you used your method of making it docile or not. I'm also curious, that, if it was not, what demon inspired you to develop your method of study to keep it docile? Do you have a list of cross-breeding species possibilities? And a list of which ones won't mix? I don't need the list, I just want to know if it's been published in a science journal somewhere in your world.

My first demon..? I... Don't recall. In case you're forgetting I'm quite old. I mean.. If you mean sex I don't remember. I know the first one I ever studied was a Chaos Imp. And I do have a list of species that can crossbreed. However, my notes are the only of it's kind that exist.

>You haven't had to do any lesbian stuff with some of these demons, have you?

Yes.

>I suppose it's not as awful if one of your captured test subjects gets pregnant from attacking one of our men, right? That won't get in the way of your research?

It would. I keep my demons that can get pregnant far away from ones that could impregnate them.
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No. 62207 ID: 6a1ec2

I'm pretty sure Spine Ravagers would be more painful if they actually did tear their way into your abdomen. Fighting them would be a good deal less painful than simply being victimized by them and unable to fight.

That said, while the pain of childbirth varies according to hip width and size of spawn, there's nothing aside from childbirth I can think of that's more humiliating. There's physical pain, and then there's hurt pride.

I don't have a question. Just pontificatin'
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No. 62213 ID: 44f93b

Any neumono:

After that action movie, I'm wondering again. Is smoking actually bad for you guys? I can't decide if your regeneration would give you sufficient resistance to the negative effects, or if what must be your speedy rate of cell growth and division makes cancer all the more devastating when it kicks in. Although, I suppose you do have the option of simply surgically removing adversely effected regions of your body and letting them grow back (Whoops, lungs full of tar again. Time to go in for a replacement).
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No. 62243 ID: 1f8505

Question to all characters: If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?
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No. 62266 ID: c4e5c2
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>>62213
Avid smoker, here. I'll take this one. Not that harmful. Sure, we get cancer, but we can tell there's somethin' going on pretty early, so we can go in for treatment in the early stages. It itches, and isn't too easy to ignore even if you wanted to. Anyway, just like you say, we simply lop off the whole whatever's got it. We got more than 1 of whatever it is. In this case, a lung.
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No. 62267 ID: f2c20c

>>62266
Hey, why'd they pick you instead of someone closer to Polo's size?
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No. 62268 ID: 458f38

>>62266

So did you ever actually meet Polo? If so, what did you think of her? I imagine as a rule most neumono are frightened or at least off-balance when around her.
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No. 62281 ID: 44f93b

>Lukratsa rozu Steelnaut
Man, that name breaks pretty much all neumono naming conventions we've seen to date. Completely different style. They've mostly been relatively short- 1 or two 2 syllables with the rare threefer, often with repeated or almost repeated sounds/syllables. No middle name or surnames either.

That due to being a movie star, or growing up in a jammer city?
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No. 62284 ID: c4e5c2
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>About the name
Jammer city, but more importantly, a city with multiple hives. The long first name just happens to be a long first name. Steelnaut is the name of my hive, so it's like a family or last name. Rozu just means something along the lines of 'from', so when it all gets broken down, it's something like Lukratsa from the Steelnaut hive.

>So did you ever actually meet Polo? If so, what did you think of her? I imagine as a rule most neumono are frightened or at least off-balance when around her.
Yeah, briefly. Definitely the real deal, saw some shit. Again, growing up in a jammer city, empathy was a sometimes thing, so it was more just a curiosity to me that she'd be able to jam herself. Sorta like making your vision go black without actually shutting your eyes. Anyway, funny girl.

>Hey, why'd they pick you instead of someone closer to Polo's size?
We took liberties, if you couldn't tell. Sure, they may have gone to someone diminutive to begin with, but moreso they wanted someone who was both an actor, but also had some real deal military experience. And I've kicked some ass. Can't boast more than Polo, but not a bad record. And trying for that kind of authenticity was more important than making sure we got a tiny little person.
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No. 62285 ID: 458f38

>>62284

I like you.

You aren't a pushover or a psychopathic warhungry bitch.

You're cool in my books.
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No. 62289 ID: 58396a

>>62284

Please make a "deal with it" pose. You are so macro-worthy with those shades.
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No. 62320 ID: e3f578

>>62284
We've asked every neumono in here practically so...
Would YOU have intimate relations with Rokoa and/or Polo? Even though I suppose you've never met Rokoa. How about her actor? Since this was an episodic series, I suppose your fanbase had a lot of shippers and want some good old fashioned love scenes. So who did who in the series? It's an action movie/series, there are very few without love scenes.
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No. 62322 ID: 44f93b

>We've asked every neumono in here practically so...
What you talking about? We didn't ask Rakae or Rikek or Korli or Kappi (although we already know how he feels about Rokoa at least)... and that's just limiting it to neumono who've already shown up in this extra-canonical communication channel! And ignoring the aliens.
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No. 62323 ID: e3f578

>>62322
I said practically, as in, the ones that matter.
Rikik and Rakae matter less, obviously. We are ALL about Pilon, Rokoa, and Polo.
And this chick right here matters.
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No. 62337 ID: 1e7d43

>We are ALL about Pilon, Rokoa, and Polo.

And Kappi! ...*I* like Kappi. :C
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No. 62338 ID: a9298b

>>62337
Kappi is great. The best, really.
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No. 62340 ID: e3f578

>>62337
well yeah
but we know his stance on that question. Except whether or not he'd have relations with Polo, but that's a bit hard seeing as how he doesn't really know her beyond the stories.
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No. 62341 ID: 44f93b

>>62340
I can totally guess Kappi's response to this one. Would be something along the lines of: not even knowing Polo, and wanting to be with Rokoa anyways. Although, if it might make Rokoa like him more, or make her jealous...
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No. 62342 ID: 458f38

>>62341

Hell, even if Kappi DID do it with Polo, a highly unlikely scenario by all accounts, to make Rokoa jealous, she would probably just join in for an impromptu three-some.

The only question would be, how fast he would get the hell out once they started taking advantage of the situation and how long before the room is over-flowing with blood and shredded flesh.
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No. 62343 ID: 58396a

>>62337
>>62338

Kappi is bestneumono.
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No. 62349 ID: 049858

It sounds like some people are wanting Rokoa vs. Polo in a sex-off. The judge would be Kappi, and the winner is the one who makes him come the most and the strongest.
FWIW, I think Rokoa would accept, but I seriously doubt Polo would.
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No. 62352 ID: 44f93b

>>62349
...

Polo's lucky she didn't leave Rokoa the choice of terms in their next duel.
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No. 62353 ID: 1e7d43

>>62342
>how long before the room is over-flowing with blood and shredded flesh.

Oh Rokoasex, what fetishes don't you play to?
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No. 62373 ID: fe753f

>>62353

Does Sanity count as a Fetish in the Asteroidverse?
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No. 62375 ID: 44f93b

>>62373

...considering that was one of the big things that attracted us to Pilon... yes. Sanity is a fetish.
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No. 62377 ID: fe753f

>>62375

Well then we have our answer!
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No. 62381 ID: c4e5c2
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62381

>>62285
Thank you very much.

>>62320
Whoa, personal question there. Never even met Rokoa, only seen pictures. And from what I heard of her, I'm not into that kind of girl. Rokoa's actor though is a real sweetheart, off camera, so that's a different story. Polo, nice girl, but still not my type. And I gotta point out that I lean towards guys, anyway.
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No. 62384 ID: f2c20c

>>62381
Hey, what's Pilon's actor like?
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No. 62385 ID: 0c8a2b

>>62375

Rokoa x Pilon would be BIZARRE to see...

... even if it would never be canon.
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No. 62387 ID: 44f93b

>>62385
NOT what I was thinking of, but hey, they were kinda close. How do you know they never hooked up in the time skip? Or pre-Polo? He might have been speaking from experience when he made that quip about having enough broken bones!~

Oh gods, someone needs to change the topic or we're never going to stop neumono-shipping.
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No. 62388 ID: fe753f

>>62387

I fully blame Lagotrope for creating so many interesting people and their personalities that stretch all across the spectrum.

After all, the shipping isn't so much about the carnal aspects, more about the interaction between the two characters if it came to romance.
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No. 62395 ID: 0c8a2b

>>62388

Where did that damn +1 button go? This is the post that explains everything, man.

Thank you.
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No. 62445 ID: c4e5c2
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62445

>What's Pilon's actor like?
Man, I saw a picture, and I have a difficult time believing that guy's ears aren't fake. Good thing we were taking liberties, but then again, his properties weren't too hard to mimic on camera. Just some faux fur on some material that had similar properties, then stick it on him. Throw on some expensive contacts when we need those ridiculous, dilated eyes. Pretty funny tricks, as they look fake as hell in real life, but on camera it manages to pull itself off. From there, we just had to nab a huge, fluffy snow hive actor, give him a contract, and we got a pretty good mimicker.

Personality wise? Decent sort. Nothing special, but not a pain to work with in the least.
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No. 62446 ID: f2c20c

>>62445
Hmm. How did Polo and Pilon's friendship turn out in film?
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No. 62452 ID: 44f93b

>I have a difficult time believing that guy's ears aren't fake
Oh, they're real. And they're spectacular.
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No. 62455 ID: 44f93b

Okay, actual question: how is empathy handled in neumono film? Since, you know, it's not exactly something you can capture on camera and rebroadcast. Do you just ignore it, the same way other races' film ignore non-sight and non-sound senses? Or do you use other means to clue the audience into what characters' empathy is doing- ie. voice overs, music or sound effects, visual effects (a la spidey sense), etc. I suppose you could get around a lot of it by just shifting the subtext to dialog, but since a big part of your character's story was turning her empathy on and off, you'd think that would need to be translated into the film somehow.
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No. 62456 ID: e3f578

>>62445
You know, when I was asking Pilon about how many kids he and his old queen have, I forgot to aks if that was a common number.
Does it shock you that the motherfucker has like 28 kids or is that pretty par for the course?
Which means that there are 28 more neumono around, that if they don't have the big ears or dilated eyes, they're probably sporting those recessive genes as a hybrid.
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No. 62791 ID: 1b03fd

For some strange reason Tin's talk of terrifyingly hard arcade games has me thinking.

Hey Polo, with your no doubt Super-Neumono reaction time after you've trained up, do you think you could successfully beat Tetris once shit gets real in the late game and it shifts into overdrive?
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No. 62792 ID: 3338b5
 

>beat Tetris
Reaction time wise, all she needs to do is get up to human. And speaking personally, it doesn't even take a particularly good human. :p

The bigger question is if the combination of Polo's tininess and the original gameboy's hugeness would result in neumono oven mit to device compatibility. If she can't hold it, she can't beat it!

The other challenge would be finding a set of the equipment in working order hundreds (if not thousands) of years after it was built. Fortunately, those things were build to be indestructible. Unfortunately, they may end up as a pricey collector's item.
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No. 62793 ID: c4e5c2
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62793

>How did Polo and Pilon's friendship turn out in film?
Just like how it apparently did in life. Pilon acted as the bit of sanity in the insane hive.

>How is empathy handled in film?
There's a lot more pauses as the camera focuses in to give the character some time for inner monologue. That's the norm. It's trickier, for sure, and people have tried pretty funny alternatives to convey it.

>Is having 28 kids normal?
Actually, for being a strong one in a hive that wants to be strong, that sort of thing is pretty common for a small percentage of neumono to have all the kids.
>Addendum: Having ~30 more kids afterwards
And that is starting to get into some high up territory, but not unheard of.
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No. 62795 ID: c4e5c2
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>Can you beat Tetris?
The difficulty varies wildly in beatable modes, and there have been levels I haven't been able to beat. I assume you don't mean the unbeatable survival mode.

Oh, except for the rocket. If getting the rocket after dying is winning in classic tetris, then yes, I have beaten it. Also, it's worth noting that I do not use a tiny handheld.

>Play MGS3
It had its coincidences with my mission, something I couldn't help but notice. Otherwise, fun. At least considering that in the end, I'm not big into video games.
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No. 62796 ID: 1b03fd

>>62792

If I read it right and didn't get mixed up, a Neumono with a reaction time comparable to an average humans is terrifyingly impressive and down-right freaky when compared with the average Neumono's reaction time.
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No. 62801 ID: 1f8505

I'm gonna dredge up an old question from the previous ITQ.

All quest characters: what was your most embarrassing moment?
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No. 62804 ID: e3f578

>>62795
You collect arcade units? Or is this you visiting the local arcade? I'm guessing tetris doesn't technically fit into the game niche you described yourself as "not into being" if you can do, since that and Angry Birds has stricken the rest of the population as a simple addictive habit by now, like brushing one's teeth.
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No. 62807 ID: beeca1

Have you ever tried a Wii or a Kinect, Polo? They seem better suited than joysticks and buttons for neumono.

Also, what are the most recent consoles like? And is the Pokemon series still extant?
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No. 62825 ID: f2c20c

>>62795
Hey Polo, had any kids yet?
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No. 62850 ID: 6a1ec2

>>62807

>wii
>kinect

>inb4 Polo can't reply anymore due to vidya coma
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No. 62853 ID: a9298b

>>62807
There is no way those mitts could properly use a wiimote
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No. 62856 ID: b33427

>>62825
On a related subject: Was there any pressure from your hive on you and the others who succeeded in silencing their empathic links to have children with each other, on the assumption that the offspring would be more likely to have the potential to block their links?

And tangentially: Earlier it was mentioned that the understanding of neumono reproductive biology was nowhere near enough to make artificial wombs, but has in vitro fertilization and implantation of embryos in surrogates been tried?

>>62853
I'm pretty certain a neumono could get one made that's the right size. There's almost certainly a strong trade in replacement input devices and retrofitting controls to account for the limitations of neumono hands anywhere there are significant numbers of neumono, right?

Which makes me wonder: Do neumono hands scale directly with the overall body size of the neumono, or do they not scale as much at the extremes of body size? For example, the hands of the "pygmy" neumono would be bigger than the ones of a straight scaling down of an average neumono would be.
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No. 63045 ID: a00410

Okay Neumono are cool but some of the other races are getting neglected. A question on Miklik for Hok or Tin. We know your hermaphrodites that do not have gender characteristics unless you grow them for use. How long dose that take? Also how dose that effect the social end of reproduction? Do Milik's have close families with parental roles or not. Do Milik have romance or is it more just a biological urge to be satisfied. And you look like egg layers; is that the case?
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No. 63102 ID: aaf2ce

>>62807
they probably merged Pokemon, zelda and tekken, so you have to beat up around 1234567 giant-eye-monsters with absourd key-combinations while every move there is a message that this attack-type is very effective...
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No. 63133 ID: c4e5c2
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63133

>Have you ever tried a Wii or a Kinect, Polo? They seem better suited than joysticks and buttons for neumono.
There are things like it, but not those.

>You collect arcade units? Or is this you visiting the local arcade?
Local arcade.

>And tangentially: Earlier it was mentioned that the understanding of neumono reproductive biology was nowhere near enough to make artificial wombs, but has in vitro fertilization and implantation of embryos in surrogates been tried?
Yes, and is successful enough.

>Do neumono hands scale directly with the overall body size of the neumono?
Yes, the average hand size does not change much in proportion to the whole body.

>Was there any pressure from your hive on you and the others who succeeded in silencing their empathic links to have children with each other, on the assumption that the offspring would be more likely to have the potential to block their links?
>Do you have any kids?
That will have to be answered later.

>Also, what are the most recent consoles like? And is the Pokemon series still existant?
The line between a console and a computer built specifically for gaming has slowly blurred till they are almost interchangeable. In short, computers made for gaming. As for franchises and series, probably, but I don't know. I don't pay much attention to them.

>There's almost certainly a strong trade in replacement input devices and retrofitting controls to account for the limitations of neumono hands anywhere there are significant numbers of neumono, right?
Yes, but I mostly can only speak for weaponry made specifically for neumono.
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No. 63134 ID: c4e5c2
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63134

>We know your hermaphrodites that do not have gender characteristics unless you grow them for use. How long dose that take?
Right about two months to grow, give or take, and a week to get rid of 'em.

>How does that effect the social end of reproduction?
It means we could play for any team when schools did that 'boys vs girls' stuff. Otherwise I don't really know, I think other species care more about it than we do! I know our old language had like 15 words for genders or some number that was way too high, but then english kicked in and now it's just klunky.

>Do Milik's have close families with parental roles or not?
That we do! Well, more these days, who knows how many kids were left to fend for themselves back in the old days. Probably not that many actually, we were pretty low maintenance.

>And you look like egg layers; is that the case?
I... don't understand the question! I don't think so! We technically start as buds, and grow out of the ground. Then we get sentient and decide to start moving around.

>Do Mikliks have romance or is it more just a biological urge to be satisfied?
We do! I hear it can be very involved. I don't take part! Neither does tin. In fact, a lot don't. I think it's more of a romanticized idea, but theoretically we are capable of it! Oh, we also used to grow vines on our tails as a sign we were ready to mate or something. But it depends heavily on the seasons and climates of our home planet and as it turns out, that was easily thrown out of whack. So now vines on our tails is like an awkward boner that you wish would just go away.
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No. 63137 ID: e3f578

>>63134
Have you ever been a playboy/girl before Hok? You said you're a jack of all trades, and schmoozing is part of the rogue's repertoire. So has flirting or further extremes ever worked you out of a situation once or twice?

Have you and Tin platonically boned or something in the past? You guys obviously have history, but I can't tell how much of what kind. I mean, she's obviously a strong minded businesswoman who barely gives a second of thought of taking most of your money for protection, but I find it weird that she isn't that actually rude to you beyond that or that she doesn't want to kill you in any shape or form. You're becoming a high risk target, and would be very very profitable to turn in for the trade hub.
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63349

just poppin' in to say my characters are open for questioning!
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No. 63350 ID: 70c0f2

Hok: is blood color another thing that mikliks can have mutate differently? Pretty sure the last one we saw shot had green blood.

Kathrine: what's your recipe for pimento-cheese sandwiches?
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No. 63351 ID: 1f8505

>>63349

All Fractal characters: most embarrassing moment?
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No. 63352 ID: 8dbc01
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63352

>>63350
"It's a very easy recipe - but it won't make them stay, if that's what you're after. Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth, then add the remaining ingredients and mix until they are completely combined. Be careful not to smash the pimentos. Spread on rye or pumpernickel toast and finish with a thin layer of dijon or honey mustard and a leaf of lettuce. Serve to someone you love."

>>63351
Gunter: "Ah....probably the first few times I tried to talk to Lief! I think I made a pretty big fool of myself ... it was worth it in the end, though!"

Lief: "Having to tell my professors that I didn't have enough money to continue my studies."

Lutzi: "Oh, goodness. When I still lived in the city there was a very important gala, and I was invited to come - however, I misunderstood the invitation. I thought it was semiformal, but it was really formal! I always overdress, of course, but it still wasn't enough. I couldn't show my face for weeks! It was just awful."

Fudge: "Oh, man. I did a lot of embarrassing stuff in middle school. I was kind of a dweeb. The worst was probably when I overheard some kinds talking about something in the hallway, and I thought they were talking about Sonic the Hedgehog so I jumped in and tried to talk to them about it ... but they were talking about football or something instead. Ugh, that sucked!"

Miriam: "I entered a quilting contest and procrastinated, and ended up staying up all night the day before the competition to finish it - but I was so tired that I only finished the front, and so eager to be finished that I just didn't bother to think about the back. When the judges looked at my quilt the next day, I almost cried when they flipped it over to see these terrible unfinished seams and rough cut fabric."

Hamilton: "I ... maybe when I was in third grade and I ... no, I think - well, yesterday I ... I think it was actually probably in sixth grade when, uh, people found out that I ... that I, uhm, still had a security blanket ..."

Harriet: "I don't get embarrassed."

Katherine: "To find your husband with another woman is utterly humiliating. I suppose I have many embarrassing moments."

Ulric: "I think embarrassment is a little silly. Everyone makes mistakes, and to dwell on the discomfort they cause will do nothing but make you feel unhappy with yourself."
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No. 63363 ID: bdb3f8

Harriet: where do you keep finding food to eat in a haunted house you have gained so much weight today that cannot be healthy?
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No. 63370 ID: f2c20c

Lutzi: HOW DOES SEX WORK? Seriously, you have nothing down there, so how do you even do things?
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No. 63380 ID: 8dbc01
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63380

>Harriet: where do you keep finding food to eat in a haunted house you have gained so much weight today that cannot be healthy?

I FEED UPON THE FEAR OF MY TEAMMATES.

(Ahem. To get a little meta here, it's really just that the gal who draws me decided she wanted to make drastic exaggerations of the character designs pretty early into the quest and decided to make those changes gradually throughout the updates. It's most noticable with me, but Miriam got pretty stretched out, too.)
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No. 63381 ID: 8dbc01
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63381

>Lutzi: HOW DOES SEX WORK? Seriously, you have nothing down there, so how do you even do things?

You're all so unimaginative~ But I'm flattered that you're all so interested in our biology.

Even though we don't have reproductive organs the way Blaireaux and Beasts do, we still have what you would refer to as erogenous zones. The most sensitive ones are marked off on my lovely physique here~ These ones are the ones all deerling have, and any of these areas can be stimulated until you get something quite lovely.

It's different for everyone, though - for example, my ears are also erogenous zones, but I don't know many other deerling who can say the same ... and my wrists are far more sensitive than my neck! It's a wonderful thing to try to figure out the best way to tease your lover~
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No. 63386 ID: e3f578

>>63381
So no rimjobs then?
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No. 63427 ID: 8b9215

Itcher, give us some tips on workplace etiquette. When is it acceptable to kill co-workers and how often does it happen?
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No. 63429 ID: 70c0f2

Any asteroid denizen:

I was reluctant to question this before, but given how often it's been alluded to in the current chapter, I kind of can't help it.

Exactly how common are interspecies relations of one kind or another, and what's the general perception on this kind of thing?
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No. 63434 ID: c4e5c2
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63434

>Hok: is blood color another thing that mikliks can have mutate differently? Pretty sure the last one we saw shot had green blood.
Yep. It's like eye color. And miklik's have a lot of eye colors. Usually blood is just green or red, but sometimes you get blue and purple. Hell, sometimes a miklik will suddenly start making blood of a new color! Course, that just means the new blood'll mix with the old, so a crazy miklik will just bleed a murky brown instead of a technicolor rainbow, unfortunately.
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No. 63437 ID: c4e5c2
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63437

>Itcher, give us some tips on workplace etiquette. When is it acceptable to kill co-workers and how often does it happen?
That's a tough one. Rules contradict each other, so you gotta make a lot of judgement calls. On one hand, the rule of thumb in regards to killing co workers in the Zozu family is 'never.' On the other hand, that's assuming that they're abiding by the rules themselves, which people like Red sometimes push. So if the person who kills is legitimately done wrong by the one the killed, then they got themselves a case. Plus, it's also matter of how much people care about you and how much people care about the one who got killed. It's all a mess with no real line drawn of what's acceptable and what's not.

It's a real rare occurence that a Zozu member kills another Zozu member in the first place, since it's always a messy affair and everyone is always in the right and in the wrong at the same time. But accidents are just a thing in our lives that we just gotta live and sometimes die with, and an accident is always convenient for someone not on the receiving end.

>Exactly how common are interspecies relations of one kind or another, and what's the general perception on this kind of thing?
Not too common in real civilized places where the population is actually pretty good. Depends where you go, some places hate it, some are pretty cool about it. Down here in my dump, though, there ain't too many upstanding spouses to look for, so there's a good amount of interspecies stuff goin' on as a result. Plus, given the average citizen, there just isn't too much reservation about doing something that prim and proper civilizations might call immoral. And hey, most of us share pretty similar anatomy, least where it might matter.

Not to my taste, but I don't care what people go about doing with themselves.
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No. 63440 ID: e3f578

Red, how many limbs and parts have you lost over your lifetime? And are you a true rogue from the hive on the asteroid or did you crash land here?
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No. 63445 ID: f2c20c

Rokoa: How does that awesome explosive shotgun actually work? How is it different from a grenade launcher?

Polo: How much would you say you love those explosive shotguns? Do you have an all-around favorite gun?
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No. 63482 ID: 251fc8

Jess: You're totally into Itcher now, admit it.
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No. 63485 ID: c4e5c2
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63485

>Red, how many limbs and parts have you lost over your lifetime?
Never any on accident. I once cut off my arm just so I could tell everyone else they were wimps for whining if they lose an arm or something!

>And are you a true rogue from the hive on the asteroid or did you crash land here?
I'm a true rogue from a whole different hive that crash landed here! If I was with those wimps though, I'd have still gone rogue.
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No. 63486 ID: c4e5c2
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63486

>Rokoa: How does that awesome explosive shotgun actually work? How is it different from a grenade launcher?
It works like a shotgun, cept the shells explode. That's it.. Just a bit different than a 'nade launcher, as the shotgun covers a wider blast. It explodes where the shells hit, so it's comprised of a whole lot of little explosions over the surface area, while the 'nade explodes from a single point. Pretty subtle stuff, each one's got their uses over the other. Shotgun's still easier to use if I had to pick one.
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No. 63487 ID: c4e5c2
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63487

>Polo: How much would you say you love those explosive shotguns? Do you have an all-around favorite gun?
They were a lifesaver when it turns out I was fighting neumono that wouldn't go down with smaller caliber, normal firearms, so I liked them far more than I thought I would have. I still prefer a sniper rifle. I don't have a specific favorite model, but the sniping types are still the best fit for me.
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No. 63490 ID: 70c0f2

Hey, Red- enjoy the barbeque? Toasty enough for you?

Seriously, we know now you don't have the balls to have beaten Rokoa one on one. She never would have run from two tasers and a handgun. She'd have charged the fuckers tasing her- if not reeled them in via the electrocuted leads- and torn them to pieces with her bare hands.

Polo- hypothetically- how would you react if someday Pilon came back rogue and with an absurd number of children in tow?
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No. 63491 ID: 251fc8

Father Zozu, if available for comment.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you dislike Itcher?

How much do you respect him, again on a scale from 1 to 10, for actually having a pair of balls and putting himself on the firing line for the rest of the family at the office?
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No. 63493 ID: e3f578

>>63485
Would you whine if your kibbles and bits got cut off?
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No. 63562 ID: c4e5c2
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63562

>Jess: You're totally into Itcher now, admit it.
I seriously doubt he's into me from what I see, even though he's gone way out of his way on my behalf. Being into him would be completely pointless.

If he were into me, though, it wouldn't be too hard to requite his feelings.
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No. 63563 ID: c4e5c2
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63563

>Polo- hypothetically- how would you react if someday Pilon came back rogue and with an absurd number of children in tow?
Pretty glad to see him again. It would not surprise me that much that he is rogue. And him having kids that stick by him... I guess it's a good sign that he's done well for his social life despite abandoning his hive.
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No. 63565 ID: 70c0f2

>>63562
Hey, Jess? While we're outside of continuity here, sorry about the whole having you killed thing. And suggesting you give your ear the Rokoa treatment.

>>63563
Dat happy Polo face.
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No. 63567 ID: c4e5c2
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63567

>Questions for Father Zozu if he is available for comment
I do not play favorites. In my eyes, everyone is a 10.

But for the sake of idle argument, I will address how I would treat a scale, although in even specific subjects such as liking, respect or even work performance, a single number is far too constraining. I do not give up on any of my children, whether or not they are biological or Zozu members. If one falls below a 5, I must take measures to bring them back up to the midline. If one rises above a 5, then I must reward them proportionally, and give them a position of higher, more demanding standards, to explain this in a nutshell.

All I will say for Itcher is that it is far too early for me to pass judgement on him, given the many unknown variable surrounding him.
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No. 63568 ID: c4e5c2
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63568

>Hey, Red- enjoy the barbeque? Toasty enough for you?
>Would you whine if your kibbles and bits got cut off?

MAN I DON'T NEED THIS
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No. 63569 ID: cef479

Awwww, Red do you need a hug? Or at least something other than threats of horrible violence?
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No. 63570 ID: d43682

>>63567

Father Zozu confirmed for being nothing but disembodied limbs.

>>63568

YOU WILL TAKE IT AND YOU WILL LIKE IT YOU LITTLE BITCH.

Now tell me, has anyone ever given you a non-rapey hug that didn't turn into attempted rape?
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No. 63571 ID: cef479

Actually, quick question to Father Zozu, do people still do that cement shoes thing or have they found some sort of improved future method? Also how comfy is that chair?
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No. 63573 ID: e3f578

>>63567
Zozu, confirmed for first actually likable Salikai. If pragmatic to the very fucking core.

Do you hate the neumono in a genocidal manner like the rest of your kin? Is what the neumono did to your kind unforgivable or understandable as merely a part of this dog-eat-dog universe?
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No. 63644 ID: c4e5c2
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63644

>Do you hate the neumono in a genocidal manner like the rest of your kin?
For a long time, I thought that I did. But with the advent of great technology, I learned it was not the whole of a neumono I hated. It was their link. I had always hated them up to that point, but then I saw the rise of jammer cities, with Neumono raised through childhood without their empathic link. Neumono that never even felt that thoroughly suppressed sense of theirs.

And they were... normal. It was counterintuitive. I would have thought I would have respected their closeness to each other. But no. It does not stop rogues from rising, it is flawed in even the sole purpose of which it exists. And then comes their hatred of non hive members and apathy towards aliens. It brings far more xenophobia and hate than it brings unitedness. Take Polo, for instance. She was able to get past herself and help the very hive that had destroyed her own, and I do not think it is a coincidence that she, through sheer willpower and training, was able to suppress her link on her own.

>Is what the neumono did to your kind unforgivable or understandable as merely a part of this dog-eat-dog universe?
It is unforgiveable, but my own ancestors would have done the same thing if they were in a position to. Our fighting is - was - ancient. No one can say who threw the first insult or punch, and each side escalated and propogated the fighting so long and far that it did not even matter. In the end, it happened to be the neumono that got the side of the aliens with their guns and trackers and big game hunters, not us. Yet if us salikai were the ones to befriend the aliens, then it would the neumono on the verge of extinction. So no, while unforgiveable, I cannot take any high ground against anyone in this time or place, and it would be a waste of fuel to keep my hatred burning.


>Also how comfy is that chair?
I would not settle for anything short of extraordinarily comfy.

>Do people still do that cement shoes thing or have they found some sort of improved future method?
Do people ever do that? I cannot ever imagine commiting murder in such a comical, over the top fashion and ever take myself seriously.

The Ocean Nexus is a convenient thing to have to make someone disappear, and I suppose most dead bodies do float after some gasses are made by the decomposition. I have enough freedom of movement to not have to worry about having to make people disappear without a trace let alone the logistics of that, but if I were to do it, I would simply tie them to a rock, barbell, or one of the many other heavy objects in the world to offset this. And if I were finding myself using cement shoes, I would at least have the decency to put a bullet through his head and not make him sit around for two hours waiting only to gradually drown.

I do not often hear of concepts so absurd.
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No. 63669 ID: 8b9215

>>63644
You are the only salikai that I like. Every other one of the very few I've met have been evil scheming bastards fueled by hatred or greed.
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No. 63678 ID: df620b

>>63669
Your calling him nice? Remeber this guy is a mob boss that thinos Jess should submit to Red raping her if it saves time and trouble. He 'is' a greed motivated bastard. He's just not genocidally crazy.
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No. 63690 ID: f2c20c

>>63678
I got the feeling it was more along the lines of that he thought Red was just incredibly pent up, and that since Red was a valuable member of the family it would've been a good idea to help him out with that even if it meant getting roughed up in the process.

Personally I think we should've looked into getting him a prostitute or something.

Red: Why don't you just buy a whore? Don't act like you're above it.
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No. 63709 ID: beeca1

>>63690
He tried, remember? Then Itcher bought some booze instead. Rape's less about sex and more ab out having power over someone else. "I needed to teach that bitch a lesson", "She was asking to be raped with that outfit", etc, and I'm guessing Jessica refusing to open her legs made him want her more.
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No. 63710 ID: d12cf1

>>63678
Yes being supportive of rape does still put him above his kindred. This is supposed to say miles about said kindred.
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No. 63711 ID: d43682

>>63709

There is a firm difference between a professional whore, and a woman he wants to let him despoil her to make some cash.
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No. 63739 ID: 997ce7

Pursuant to the discussion in Lago's drawthread:

Hey Agnes/Jules/whoever else, how does your species have sex and/or reproduce and what do the organs/organ systems involved look like?
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No. 63740 ID: 70c0f2

>>63739
Yani might be a better Yich Eater to ask. Agnes is kind of tight lipped.

Pilon, you're probably off the hook. Hok, you could probably weasel out too, although we know less about mikliks than neumono.
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No. 63751 ID: beeca1

>>63740
Actually, I have a question for Hok. When you said that you wouldn't put it past Tin to suddenly whip out a gnarly dick, does that mean that you can control appearance, size, etc. to achieve a gnarly effect or was that just being used as unexpected-bad?
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No. 63757 ID: 284f99
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63757

>>63710
The measurement of evil, the Kilohitler or Kh for short

1 Kh = the evil of 1000 Hitlers

Red is about 0.05 Hk or 50 Hitlers very evil mostly crazy
Rokoa around 0.000033 Kh about 1/3 Hitler (No really evil just nuts)
The average Salikai 15 Kh
Father Zozu is maybe 8 or 9 Kh. So only the evil of 8000 to 9000 Hitlers as opposed to 15,000
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No. 63758 ID: e05478

>>63757

You've been waiting for years for the chance to use the word "Kilohitler" haven't you?
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No. 63762 ID: 284f99

>>63758
While Kilohitler isn't new to me.
It just seem to fit, on the spur of the moment.
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No. 63769 ID: ab3218

isn't being a third as evil as Hitler kind of like being evil enough to want to kill only a third of all the Jews in the world under the right circumstances?
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No. 63771 ID: b7169d

None of them are that bad, with the exception of Rokoa they are more mobsters, and they arent measured in KH
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No. 63776 ID: b33427

...Steering the thread away from comparing quest characters to Adolph Hitler...

Father Zozu, how come the neumono won the "first contact lottery" and not the salikai? Was it because of something the salikai did or did not do? Or was it that only the neumono were chosen to be contacted?

Also, how good are salikais' manual dexterity with those "lobster claws" they've got for hands? 'Cause at first glance, they look like they'd be much worse than the neumono.
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No. 63782 ID: b52950

>>63757
Wouldn't it be better to measure in a more dimensional number range? Like putting craziness and evilness in generalised coordinates? Maybe even declaring a specific phase space for each individual and comparing them with integrals over different parts of phase space...

Just a suggestion.
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No. 63784 ID: 2f4b71

>>63782
Nah, just normalise Hitlers to their monetery equivalent (http://robotsrule.us/picohitlers.html).

>>63776
>Father Zozu, how come the neumono won the "first contact lottery" and not the salikai?
I'd also like to know this, and whether any Salikai got off-world before the Neumono's pogrom got underway.
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No. 63786 ID: 70c0f2

I'd assume the reason was that the neumono were more numerous than than the Salikai, and that their population centers were less well hidden and easier to approach. That and the fact that the neumono look like adorable bunnies while the Salikai come off more as evil bugs.
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No. 63797 ID: c4e5c2
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63797

>Why did the aliens side with Neumono rather than Salikai?
>>63786
Put it succinctly enough. They were simply all around more approachable. I would also add that neumono were legitimately more valuable to the aliens as well. Although the aliens were relatively kind in many ways, but neumono were far easier to take advantage of. They do make better brute force subjects for manual labor and front line units, and although early tribes of neumono were not easily tamed in many ways, the ones that were tamed are quite loyal. Us salikai were seemed as scheming and looking out for ourselves through and through. I do not see that as a bad thing, but I am also not surprised that the aliens did see it as a negative aspect. And as put, neumono were easily seen, while us salikai do tend to live in caves and underground regions. For some reason, our local also made us out to be some kind of evil force festering in the shadows, which made us targets for big game hunters even though there are far more menacing and elusive targets on the home planet.

It did not take long, nonetheless, before enough hives requested official salikai hunts.

>Did any salikai get off-world before they were hunted in mass?
The only documented cases I can find are in regards to salikai brought off for study as though something to be kept in a zoo. I do not know if those are the only salikai that made it off before the hunts, or if there were others that were treated as sentient and sapient individuals that were simply not recorded publicly.

>Also, how good are salikais' manual dexterity with those "lobster claws" they've got for hands? 'Cause at first glance, they look like they'd be much worse than the neumono.
Our claws and appendages which hold them have great dexterity, and the ability to hold almost perfectly still at that. The lack of digits is made up with simply having more claws. This is, of course, a general analysis. Many things were meant for hands and fingers, which can only be awkwardly held with claws. In short, the strength and ability of our limbs are frequently underestimated by many leagues. They are also far better suited to self defense, as our claws are quite capable of tearing flesh.
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No. 63798 ID: c4e5c2
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63798

>Red: Why don't you just buy a whore? Don't act like you're above it.
Ain't the same.

>Now tell me, has anyone ever given you a non-rapey hug that didn't turn into attempted rape?
>Awwww, Red do you need a hug? Or at least something other than threats of horrible violence?
Hugs are soft shit!
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No. 63799 ID: c4e5c2
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63799

>When you said that you wouldn't put it past Tin to suddenly whip out a gnarly dick, does that mean that you can control appearance, size, etc. to achieve a gnarly effect or was that just being used as unexpected-bad?
We can change size pretty easy, and not too small a fraction of us can change some appearance of it, too. All in all, we just can't bring ourselves to care about how big another dude is. Unless I guess it was like a 16 year old miklik hanging out with other puberty stricken aliens, who decides it would be awesome to give his stupidly gigantic ego a physical manifestation inside of his pants. Or for all I know, Tin.

I don't really want to think about Tin like that. I can't really unsee it anymore.

>Miklik reproduction
Oh and as far as reproduction goes, I think all the info's been laid out somewhere around here in bits and pieces. To summarize, the sex is similar, but then our dicks go 'poof' and pollenate a girl or person with girlbits. We can grow our bits at will. Oh and our dicks have claspers and stuff and can also detach so the girl can keep on making babies.

And by babies I mean bulbs we plant in the ground, till the kid grows up enough to pull himself out.
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No. 63800 ID: c4e5c2
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63800

>What is the Pomi method of reproduction?
Opposing genders bump groins, then an egg or two is produced.

For that matter, it's the same with a belenosian.

Except without the egg.

So, you know, not anything real horrifying like mikliks and... eh....
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No. 63801 ID: c4e5c2
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63801

>What is the Yich method of reproduction?

That is an unusual question to ask, because most people do not want to know, and those that know tend to ignore. Take that as a warning.

Three genders are involved. A male works as expected. Females are split into one kind who can make an egg, and one who has a proper.... for simplicity, I will call it an incubation chamber. And for that matter, the first female's egg is fleshy and more like an external womb. I will call it an eggwomb for future reference.

The male fertilized the egg inside of the first female who has an egg. That female may only take care of it for about one month, and then must locate the second female and inject its eggwomb into the incubation chamber. This is not easy, as the first female simply uses a stinger to stab through the incubation chamber and push the egg inside. The second female will then open a passage through the eggwomb to allow nutrients to flow inside. The gestation period is exceptionally long, taking upwards of 3 years before the baby yich eater is strong enough to rip its way out of the eggwomb. When this happens, the incubation chamber naturally convulses and spits the baby out. It is more or less painless for the second female to give birth, it is the placing the eggwomb inside of the chamber that is the source of pain.

A second female is also capable of carrying multiple eggwombs at once, although it does not take long for the incubation chamber to get terribly heavy. Despite that a second female may be carrying the offspring of many different parents, we do not have many records of our ancestors having much inclination to protect the second female.

All conventional science says we should all be extinct. In case the question comes up, I am a second female.
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No. 63802 ID: e05478

>>63798

I'm waiting for the moment where you realize that you are actually covered in incredibly soft hair and skin yourself trying to act tough.
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No. 63803 ID: cef479

>Hugs are soft shit!

What if it was a hug from Jess? Would that be more to your liking?
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No. 63804 ID: f2c20c

>>63798
So you've done it before. How have you gotten away with it so far?
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No. 63805 ID: 70c0f2

>>63801
So... does that mean sex for pleasure is right out? Because the process doesn't sound particularly pleasant for you.
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No. 63806 ID: e3f578

>>63801
Do you at least get money for it?
Because it sounds like the male and First Female get to have most of the fun. What do YOU get?
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No. 63807 ID: f2c20c

>>63801
Ever considered the possibility that you guys were genetically engineered?
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No. 63809 ID: 70c0f2

Oh, and while we're on the subject: we're still missing reproductive explanations from several species. We've yet to hear from the salikai, one of those bird things (hell, we don't even know the species' name yet), or the arkot (prettiest! Get out here!).

I think we can presume the predators and vernauts function similarly to neumono, with the common ancestry and all. And I'm not sure the grottle are sapient enough for us to care.
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No. 63811 ID: beeca1

>>63802
After some research, I found that keratin is fairly insoluble, and when in a solution, is unstable and tends to precipitate easily. Formic acid, however, is a good solvent for keratin.

Therefore, I suggest that he takes undiluted formic acid and uses it like hair gel to reshape his fur into spikes.


If he actually tries that, it'll just dissolve his fur and skin, since skin's outer layer is full of keratin and formic acid is one of the few things that keratin doesn't precipitate out of easily.


Alternatively, dimethylformamide works for that too.
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No. 63813 ID: f2c20c

>>63809
The bird race are the Heef. There aren't really any central characters that are Heefs yet, so we have noone to ask!
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No. 63826 ID: c073c8

Hok, how do miklik eyes function and how do they normally respond to mutation?
Several of the mikliks we have encountered have had eyes so large they occupied close to two thirds of their face,as well as had differently sized and shaped pupils.
Is there any real correlation between environment and these differences?
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No. 63827 ID: 70c0f2

Itcher: are sheep herbivores? You kind of look like you might be.

Jess: rogue, or born-free?

>>63813
Uh... there's one in the recurring background Zozu characters. We could ask him, maybe? I think all the others we've seen worked for Iron Cove, and mostly ended up dead.
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No. 63828 ID: 284f99

Umm. Jess we really like you so you know when a certain other character that we might also like meets you in the very near future, umm. Well we don't blame you as much now as we did then. Because your in a bad way and stuff. Long story short, tough Neumono can survive decapitation if they get medical assistance. Do you think your tough enough to have a chance? Please don't die. You still have to pervert Icher into a Xenophile.
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No. 63832 ID: 425b9d

to Itcher

how far away from a liver transplant are you man?!!
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No. 63835 ID: beeca1

>>63828
Given that most neumono seem able to lose a limb and her brain isn't all in her head, I'd think the problem is finding a way to eat and breathe until she grows her head back. Probably can be solved via IVs and other assorted tubes.

Still, Jessica might be exceptionally wussy, though I doubt she is.
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No. 63844 ID: 70c0f2

>>63835
The other big problem to overcome is the initial blood loss.

>>63832
It's not as if he could afford one right now, anyways.

>>63801
It almost sounds like the 2nd female serves purely as an incubator- that she does not get to contribute genetic material to the offspring at all. Meaning there's no direct biological imperative for the 2nd female to reproduce! (To say nothing of the pain and burden discouraging them).

Which could lead to some odd social constructions. If the 2nd female has no incentive to participate, rape could be a lot more common. Or their could be more social arrangements / contracts to get them to incentivize them to participate- formal systems of compensation or coercion (say- slavery, marriage, formal legal contracts, etc). Or perhaps they feel more inclined to incubate for close relatives- so they ensure the survival of their own genetic material that way.

Am I on base with any of this? The social implications are intriguing, but we're operating in nearly a vacuum when it comes to hard information on your species.
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No. 63861 ID: c4e5c2
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63861

>Hok, how do miklik eyes function and how do they normally respond to mutation?
Uh... well, I don't want to get into the gritty science of how eyeballs work, but ours do vary a lot. A good portion of us can see UV light as well. I don't think they respond to mutation so much as they're prime subjects for being the mutation.

>Several of the mikliks we have encountered have had eyes so large they occupied close to two thirds of their face,as well as had differently sized and shaped pupils.
Yeah it's... all over the place.

>Is there any real correlation between environment and these differences?
I think so. Sort of. Hard to tell! The dirt and environment is said to be a huge factor, along with about the first year or so of the miklik's life outside the ground, but there's a lot of recessive genes kicking in so it's still pretty hard to test for. And for all anyone knows, things like which way the wind blows could be a factor.
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No. 63862 ID: c4e5c2
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63862

>What if it was a hug from Jess? Would that be more to your liking?
Only if it's foreplay!

>So you've done it before. How have you gotten away with it so far?
Fuck no I haven't, I've just seen it and I know about it. Even if I have been hugged, doesn't mean I hugged back.
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No. 63863 ID: c4e5c2
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63863

>Itcher: are sheep herbivores? You kind of look like you might be.
Yeah, kinda. We can have meat, we just suck at digesting it is all.

>How far away from a liver transplant are you man?!!
Far enough to find myself not worryin' about it.
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No. 63865 ID: c4e5c2
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63865

>So... does that mean sex for pleasure is right out? Because the process doesn't sound particularly pleasant for you.
It is not pleasant at all.

>Do you at least get money for it?
>Because it sounds like the male and First Female get to have most of the fun. What do YOU get?
>63844
I'm sure every every possibility to persuade, make or otherwise get a second female to reproduce has been made. I do not know the ratio therein.

>She does not get to contribute genetic material to the offspring at all. Meaning there's no direct biological imperative for the 2nd female to reproduce!
I have not gotten the impression that 'passing on genetic material' is on people's mind when they get their dicks wet or receive dicks. I have thought of passing genetics as more of a consequence of the motive, not the motive itself, but that is not the issue.

The second female is as much of a parent as any. The health and incubation capability of the second female has a great impact on the health of the child throughout its life. Even health complications far into its life have been shown adequately to have been influenced by a shortcoming from the chamber it came from So while it may not technically be 'genetics', the second female has as much physical and mental impact on the child as the other two parents do.
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No. 63871 ID: beeca1

>>63865
Right, but libido and sexual pleasure is an evolutionary incentive to pass on your genes specifically, not just to affect kids. Why would a second female ever reproduce before yich eaters become sapient enough to think of "suffer for the good of the species" or whatever was used to get them to reproduce before?

...Actually, now that I think of it, that's probably why all conventional science says your species should be extinct.

I shall pose this question anyway in case there are any unconventional theories.
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No. 63872 ID: f2c20c

>>63862
I meant that you'd raped women before, and asked how you got away with THAT.
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No. 63876 ID: 70c0f2

>I have not gotten the impression that 'passing on genetic material' is on people's mind when they get their dicks wet or receive dicks.
No, it's not the personal motivation. It's more an evolutionary psychology or kin selection kind of thing- justifying evolved behaviors and systems that give individuals the best odds at propagating their own genes. I found it interesting that you're basically exempt from all that.

But yeah, I can see why the scientists complain. That seems unlikely to have arisen naturally; >>63807 could be right. I'd love to have a look at your home world- see if this odd trinary gender system is unique to your species, or if it's the norm for your biosphere (ie, your planet just lucked into a different model than the familair male-female setup that evolved on earth, and the homeworlds of the sheep, neumono, mikliks, pomi, bird-people, etc).

Although, I'm guessing since you don't even know what Yiches are that you have little or no info on your homeworld.
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No. 63877 ID: e05478

Whiskers, or at least the chick we personally know that calls herself Whiskers.

The fuck made you dig a depressed, drunk, tax collector who has a heart of gold and extreme love and loyalty to his family and friends that borders on the unhealthy?

...and don't say that you "Just wanted to steal that heart of gold"
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No. 63879 ID: 425b9d

so Itcher, how good a bed-warmer is Jess?
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No. 63882 ID: 5d98c3

>>63879
I'd also like to ask that, but as "What is the average body temperature of a healthy adult neumono of the non-arctic variety?"

Because I'm pedantic.
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No. 63901 ID: 2f4b71

Getting into alien-biology:human-biology sillyness here, but maybe think of it as the male & first female providing the genome, and the second female affecting the epigenome.
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No. 63930 ID: c4e5c2
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63930

>Genetically engineered
With the level of our reproduction efficiency, I expect that that genetic engineer has been fired.

>Why would a second female ever reproduce before yich eaters become sapient enough to think of "suffer for the good of the species"
Perhaps we gained sapience before a split in females, although that sounds even less likely.

In short, I do not know myself. As it has been alluded to, I know very little about my home planet.

As for the sheer unlikely chance of our not being extinct, a slight favor is made in that a second female's incubation chamber works involuntarily, whether or not the individual's mind wishes it to. I expect that my gender's past has received the short end of the stick.

>Getting into alien-biology:human-biology sillyness here, but maybe think of it as the male & first female providing the genome, and the second female affecting the epigenome.
This sounds like science talk that I will believe.
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No. 63931 ID: c4e5c2
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63931

>How'd you get away with the actual crimes, not hugs?
I'm Zozu! I am the fucking PO LEECE! Get away with it? Nothing chased me, I didn't even need to walk away!
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No. 63932 ID: c4e5c2
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63932

>Whiskers: The fuck made you dig a depressed, drunk, tax collector who has a heart of gold and extreme love and loyalty to his family and friends that borders on the unhealthy?
>...and don't say that you "Just wanted to steal that heart of gold"

... well, I don't complain when questions are answered for me!
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No. 63933 ID: c4e5c2
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63933

>Itcher, how good a bed-warmer is Jess?
>What is the average body temperature of a healthy adult neumono of the non-arctic variety?

What was it... like, 101 and a half degrees with some variance, dunno, to answer the second question. Main thing though is that they constantly burn off their food, so their body heat is way more than just a few additional core heat degrees would imply. So to answer the first question, a fantastic bed warmer. More like a bed heater.
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No. 63936 ID: e05478

>>63931

So that's you admitting that you're a virgin right?
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No. 63937 ID: e3f578

>>63931
You're a kid, aren't you?
A teenager? A very strong teenager.
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No. 63940 ID: 70c0f2

>>63932
You mean you have no qualms stealing answers.

>>63933
Oh gods. Neumono are natural cuddlers. This is the most important fact.

Itcher: now that we've caught up to the clusterfuck, why weren't you there in the original timeline? Did you get killed beforehand? Take Whisker's out? Jessica knock you out? Listened to Jess and stationed yourself somewhere else in the base?
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No. 63942 ID: f2c20c

>>63931
We are totally going to murder the crap out of you if we get even half a chance.
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No. 63951 ID: e3f578

>>63933
Itcher you ever do shots out of a women's belly button before?
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No. 63952 ID: fca2ae

considering we found out some of the others (kinda), what do yich & Pomy diet?

also for the Yich (I forget her name, sorry) maybe he did get fired, but with something genetic & created you want a control mechanism for self sustained breeding, couldn't that be taken into account? even if a pair mate, if you take out the 3rd not only is offspring destroyed but so is the viable gestation stage holder
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No. 63956 ID: e05478

>>63951

I imagine that there are few things with Booze that Itcher hasn't done.
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No. 63958 ID: 35d27b

>>63956
I would say the same, but we lost one & a dude at that, friend & well, trusted & now screwed unless we act cautious
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No. 63960 ID: 35d27b

OOC: Malsen, death is subjective, you got shot which is better then what can happen, what was as "sheep" (sorry I find that as.......... low for slang for you, like saying "nigger"(sorry)) death, from bullet must of been quick if not a little painful (or well, hella painful) I just, care for you brah~
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No. 63962 ID: 35d27b

I hope thats Farenight & not celcious, is C then well, you can boul an egg there ^ it would kill you, at least for us pety humans
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No. 63975 ID: beeca1

Anyone who might know anything about this, possibly Ben:

What do you know about biochemical differences between species? As an example, are any types of beverage/alcohol additive nontoxic in small doses to some species but extremely toxic to others? As an incredibly specific example, are any types of alcohol toxic to Pomi but not other species?
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No. 63995 ID: e05478

So Karri, how do you feel about your Dad's desires to get the hell off the Asteroid?

Also, did he ever tell you the story of Polo and did you believe any of it?
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No. 64002 ID: 34cbef

>>63958
>>63960
>>63962

sorry to be mister grumpy no fun but can you strive a little harder to condense your posts to one? It'll be easier on congestion in this thread.

To all quest characters, who do you idolize and why.
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No. 64006 ID: 8b9215

Red:
Did you happen to eat any flowers as a kid.... maybe red ones?
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No. 64018 ID: 62496e

>>64006
>space-mimiga eating red flowers
OH SHIT
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No. 64022 ID: c4e5c2
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64022

>What do you know about biochemical differences between species? As an example, are any types of beverage/alcohol additive nontoxic in small doses to some species but extremely toxic to others? As an incredibly specific example, are any types of alcohol toxic to Pomi but not other species?
I'd be here all day if I wanted to explain every little difference! So, alcohol specifically. Yes, there are some specific forms of alcohol ingredients used that have been fine for one species but poisonous to another, but there's regulations of course. Regulations that say that you can only use such and such ingredients, and that generally means that anyone can have any drink in any bar that isn't some backwater homeplanet. And believe me, 'native homeland outback' brews just aren't up to civilized drink, cept for good old belenosian concoctions. Course, regulations don't include guys like salikai or whatever. And Pomi can handle just about any alcohol. Just about any vegetation for that matter either. It's the kinds of meat they gotta watch out for, but for drinks, if it's consumable for anyone it's consumable for Pomi.
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No. 64023 ID: c4e5c2
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64023

>So Karri, how do you feel about your Dad's desires to get the hell off the Asteroid?
It's fine. I go with it. He says it's much better, and it's not like I have anything to do but take his word for it.

>Also, did he ever tell you the story of Polo and did you believe any of it?
Yes, he's told me the story a lot, among other life stories. I believe it, of course.
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No. 64024 ID: c4e5c2
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64024

>So that's you admitting that you're a virgin right?
Can't admit what's not true!

>Have you eaten flowers?
The fuck? Who would eat flowers? Flowers are some pansy shit.

>You're a kid, aren't you?
>A teenager? A very strong teenager.
No, I'm 20. There somethin' wrong with that?
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No. 64025 ID: c4e5c2
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64025

>Maybe he did get fired, but with something genetic & created you want a control mechanism for self sustained breeding, couldn't that be taken into account?
Furthermore, if we were engineered, then it was by an ancient species that is at least a few millenia old that made us, left us on our home planet, and were never seen from again.

All without a trace of evidence or existence.

What I am saying is that we are not engineered.
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No. 64026 ID: c4e5c2
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64026

>I hope thats Farenheit
Yeah, bout 101 farenheit is neumono body temp.

>Itcher, you ever do shots out of a women's belly button before?
Probly, but last I checked that ain't the sorta question you just go and ask people.

>Itcher: now that we've caught up to the clusterfuck, why weren't you there in the original timeline? Did you get killed beforehand? Take Whisker's out? Jessica knock you out? Listened to Jess and stationed yourself somewhere else in the base?

All went like it normally did more or less with a few small differences that weren't a big deal till it was go time. Jessica had her pipe, but kept it hidden. She then moved over and 'dropped' the silver pin behind the television, and couldn't reach in, conveniently enough, with those mitt hands. So I moved over to do it, and while I was cramming my arm in those nooks, she came up behind me with the pipe. Even wrote a little apology note.

Plus, she lost the pin for real, ended up that the TV wasn't just big and heavy, it was also bolted down and in that timeline, we only had a few minutes to go before it was drop time.
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No. 64027 ID: 997ce7

>>64022
So... why are your eyes holes in your head? Is that a cutout or something?

>>64024
Sure you can, that's called "lying". You're a virgin aren't you.
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No. 64028 ID: 70c0f2

So... Jessica got herself killed. Depressingly consistent.

>>64023
Pilon, have you been talking your kids' ears off with Polo stories for the past 30 years? I realize they're all tough sons of bitches with big honking ears, but they can only take so much, you know. :V
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No. 64029 ID: e05478

So Polo, in the thirty or so years after the incident, and you no doubt being a badass beyond description during those thirty, if you are able to say, what percentage of Bioarmor are you capable of wearing? If it's not in the Upper 80-90+ range I'll be disappointed.
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No. 64030 ID: 70c0f2

>>64029
You're missing the whole point of Polo. She's not awesome because she lucked into fantastic genetics and unstoppable physical prowess like some of our tougher neumono buddies. It's all in her head- it's her drive, pure will and determination. Polo's the friggen determinator, and that's what made her the unstoppable marksman she is today, and saw her through one impossible mission after another.
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No. 64031 ID: 8b9215

Hey, Jessica. In that other timeline Karri decapitated you for calling her a bitch and whore. Just thought you'd like to know : D
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No. 64048 ID: 35d27b

I been curious, for others stubbing ya toe on something is a source of pain, no matter how tough you are, how does that work for neumono? they suffer the same pitfalls?
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No. 64049 ID: 35d27b

>>64048
(same, sorry, I went to delete part but somehow ended up posting without adding) would seem tho "sheep" belenosians seem more human analogue then others, this true?
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No. 64059 ID: 5bf190

>>64024

Not a virgin, eh Red? Tell us something only a non-virgin would know, then!

>>63932

Say Whiskers, I've been wondering: are those circley marks on your horns natural, or are they some sort of body modification? Because if they're like the equivalent of pierced ears or something, I keep thinking you must be a big fan of Day of the Tentacle.
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No. 64060 ID: cef479

Oh Red, I see how you grabbed Itcher there! You just want a big hug don'tcha? Don't deny it.
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No. 64061 ID: d7965f

>>64060

Red is secretly gay for Itcher after the confrontation at the office where "An Eye for an Eye" was explained to him.

It all makes sense now, the awkward silence, the all but complete stop of the rape-attempts when Itcher was around, him fleeing Itcher's apartment instead of trying to fight back.
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No. 64063 ID: beeca1

>>64061
...He's phobic of "sissy" stuff and he's belligerent when asked about sex. The rape thing could just be him trying to prove he's not gay.

On the other hand, neumono society is fairly accepting of homo/bisexuality, so I doubt he'd be that repressed.
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No. 64064 ID: d7965f

>>64063

Ah, but he's also a rogue! An extremely young, by neumono standards, rogue!

Such horrible, horrible sense it makes.
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No. 64065 ID: d7965f

>>64064

Just to be clear, I AM joking.
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No. 64066 ID: beeca1

>>64064
Alrighty then.

All that remains is to ask Red if he prefers to be the sub or the dom. I'm betting on sub but says dom because closeted.
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No. 64067 ID: beeca1

>>64065
And just to be clear, I know, but it'll be fun to act like we're serious and provoke Red.
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No. 64088 ID: 35d27b

from red with arms in air, we hijackecked this chatas much as I want, bit bad
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No. 64094 ID: a00410

So to Red's corpse. You never really meat Rokoa before that did you? You little dead punk kid.
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No. 64095 ID: 70c0f2

>>64094
I have to admit, I'm genuinely curious if Red can still answer questions, and what form he will take if he can. Will we get a normal Red, bitching about his defeat? His ghost? A mute, unmoving, and unresponsive image of his mutilated corpse?

Also, has anyone else noticed with his proportions, his bioarmor kind of comes off looking like a strait jacket?
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No. 64096 ID: 48f315

So, Rokoa, it's pretty clear that you despise weaklings. What do you think of people who rely on fancy gadgetry to win a fight, such as Red, and people who boost themselves to ridiculous levels with, say, bio-armor, then act like everyone who doesn't have, hmmm, 94% bioarmor is automatically a weakling?
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No. 64110 ID: d7965f

So Father Zozu, if still available for comment, what exactly disappointed you most about Itcher and Jess's withdrawal from the family? The fact that you would be losing two Somewhat-valuable resources, one of which is supremely dedicated to his immediate family and friends, enough to offer up his life for them if need be, the other willing to sacrifice her body for him, or was it the fact that Maklata's failures and treatment of them made them feel drastically unsafe and uneasy with the remainder of the family?
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No. 64115 ID: 70c0f2

>>64096
Hey, you have to be tough enough to use that 94% bioarmor in the first place. And Rokoa was certainly willing to give Polo the respect she deserved, even though she would have been no match for Rokoa without her 'gadgetry' or the terms Rokoa agreed to.

>>64110
Gotta respect father Zozu. He put discipline, the needs of the faction, and justice for his people above the life of his own son. Though call, but he did the right thing. And offering forgiveness to Itcher and co was damn decent of you. Props, father.
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No. 64116 ID: d7965f

Oh Jess, what is it with you and your touching moments of confessing an unknown thing or intense emotion towards Itcher always getting interrupted inexplicably?

The first time fucking giant death bots started sawing into your tank, the second time was Karri's patience snapping.
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No. 64123 ID: 997ce7

>>64115
Yeah, that would be a good excuse, if it weren't for the fact that 94% is hideously expensive. Remember how it was worth a fortune? "Haha I got ultra-rare super-bio armor that you have no reasonable chance of getting, ever, I am so awesome in my own right" doesn't exactly check out.
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No. 64145 ID: 735f4f

You had better speak up quick Jess or Whiskers will steal him away from you.