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Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Gnoll%20Quest

Hey there anons, it’s been a while. I’m looking forward to continuing this quest.

A word of warning, though: I’ve been really busy lately, so updates may be somewhat sparse. They might take a while to come out, maybe a day, two or sometimes more depending on free time, personal mood, planning, etc. Nonetheless, I’ll always speak out if I’m taking too long.

On a side note, since this quest will take forever to finish at this pace (a concern some of you voiced), I’m going to speed things up at some point, maybe with a training timeskip. I do plan to finish this story properly though, hopefully within the end of the next year.

With all that being said, check out the video of thread 1 if you haven’t yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1h-eMG37E0&ab_channel=GnollQM
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Gnolls are lame.
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RECAP OF THREAD 1

You are Hyenus, a gnoll from a tribe of fierce warriors who go by the name of Bloodseekers. Despite being the weakest member, you’ve always dreamed of becoming the pack leader and the champion of Gnolrek, the demon god of your people. After many years of procrastination, today you’ve decided to stop slacking off and start working towards your goals.

In a few hours of training, your fighting skills greatly improve, but shenanigans ensue and a goblin ends up impaling you with a spear. This causes you to spend two weeks unconscious recovering in the shaman’s hut after being accidentally drugged with special herbs called “kudinds”

Soon after you awaken from your deep slumber, your childhood friend Daitza takes you to a hidden cave where you can spar together without her jealous husband Gunyx pestering you. However, what you thought would be a simple practice match turns into a serious fight after Daitza goes all out and forces you to awaken your Bloodthirst - a demonic power that few Bloodseekers possess.

You come out as the victor, but both of you are left heavily injured. The wounded Daitza confesses her feelings of love for you. The temptation to mate with her is strong, but you keep your urges under control and decide to carry her back to the tribe instead.

Searching for a safe exit, you venture deeper into the cave. Along the way, you stumble upon a strange red wall with eyes staring at you, and a weird voice tells you that touching them will grant you great powers. Instead of doing as it says, you raise your weapon like the rebel you are and destroy one of the eyes just for laughs, but your actions incur a demon’s wrath, whose furious voice echoes inside your head – it was one of Gnolrek’s eyes! The cave is a portal to Hell, and your patron god has sent a pack of demons to get you!

With the help of a speed boost granted by a mysterious deity, the two of you escape the cave and return to the tribe. Everyone assumes you were attacked by a demon summoned by the Tufted Ears, one of the enemy tribes. Gunyx is the only who doesn’t believe that story – he’s certain that Daitza cheated on him. Now he wants to catch you alone and kick your ass.

You and Datz are taken to the shaman’s hut to receive medical aid. There, you fall unconscious. While you’re asleep, you are visited by Azarod, Gnolrek’s general, who orders you to complete three trials in no more than 30 days. Failure to fulfill the tasks will end up with Daitza being sacrificed and you being hunted down. He warns you not to tell your pack of what happened in the cave, or they’ll be destroyed.

The dream ends, and you wake up in the middle of the night. You meditate on what just happened and decide to rebel against your patron god. You’ll seek allies to face Gnolrek! One of the trials you were given is to destroy a dwarf fortress located in the depths of the cave you escaped from, but you will seek out their help instead!
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RECAP OF THREAD 2

You go back to sleep and wake up in the morning, overhearing a conversation between the shaman and the pack leader Willow. By the sounds of it, the tribe will begin a ritual at midnight to summon a demon against the Tufted Ears. A human sacrifice has been abducted.

Before heading to the dwarf fortress, you decide to rest off your wounds for a few days while learning about herbalism– it might prove useful to make potions that speed up your recovery. You leave the shaman’s hut and get into a quarrel with Diana - a Bloodseeker who stole a boar from you weeks ago. The encounter doesn’t end in a fight, but it leaves a sour taste in your mouths.

Without giving it much importance, you venture into the woods to gather medicinal plants. Eventually, you happen upon Gunyx and Diana talking to each other. As you peek into their conversation, concealed by the bushes, you learn that they’re looking for you to have their revenge…

You carefully sneak out and return to the tribe to pay a visit to Rakuta, the herbalist, and see if he can teach you a thing or two about the plants you’ve collected. Given that he’s too busy with other tasks, he leaves his young daughter Nikita in charge of teaching you a few herbalism récipes.

At the end of the class, you go into the woods again and gather all the ingredients for a concoction that will fasten your healing process. As you head back to the tribe, you accidentally stumble upon two humans that were abducted by a pair of Molkaras - a rival tribe of pervert gnolls. Those molks have no business in your territory, so you attack them and manage to dispatch one – his companion escapes like a coward.

You’re not sure of what to do with the captives. A part of you wishes to leave them to their fate, as humies enslaved your mother when you were still a child, but you also need all the allies you can find to face Gnolrek, and you doubt humies are fond of demons. Eventually, you decide to leave your grudge behind and set them free...

However, as you cut their bindings off, a group of human soldiers ambushes you! They think you want to hurt the prisoners! As you try to reason with their leader, seven Molkaras emerge from the bushes. They wanted to catch you by surprise, clueless that humans arrived before them. A battle between both sides ensues and you take the chance to escape!

You stay hidden far away from the place of battle, waiting for the chaos to cease. Soon, you return and find the results of the carnage: the molks were easily slaughtered. A strange green wolf is burying their corpses. You engage in a conversation with it and learn that she’s Luna, the forest spirit that granted you the power to escape from Gnolrek’s wrath in the cave.

As you help her bury the dead molks, she senses a Bloodseeker approaching and runs away from sight. Diana emerges from the bushes, surprised at the sight of you burying molkaras...
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RECAP OF THREAD 3

Assuming that you killed the molkaras, Diana demands to be given credit for the kills, threatening to tell the tribe that you were burying them out of respect. She fails to hide her fear of your strength, though, so you tell her to buzz off and keep her mouth shut. Not seeing past your bluff, she begrudgingly leaves.

Finally, you return home and craft the healing potion, which you drink to the last drop. This will help you recover much faster. A strange crow has been following you since you arrived - you’re pretty sure it’s a demon watching your steps. You walk to the shaman’s hut to ask him about the significance of this bird... but on the way there, you happen upon a dozen more crows surrounding the altar on which the humie sacrifice lies unconscious. As soon as they notice you, they return a menacing look and surround you! The possessed birds are about to attack!

Suddenly, a mysterious power granted by another mysterious entity flows through you. By sheer instinct, you put your palms together and channel a ball of energy in your hands that bursts into deadly rays of light, obliterating every single crow! You vomit a disgusting black bile Immediately after. Gnolrek’s influence has left your body, being replaced by the presence of another god…

Confused by all the strange events, you return to your hut and pray to Mom for guidance, but drowsiness takes over you and makes you fall asleep. You wake up in a dreamlike world where the real and your past memories are intertwined. As you explore around, you find Mom’s spirit and learn she became an angel in the service of Anu, the god of dwarves who granted you his blessing. Unfortunately, you can’t talk to her for too long – she’s in a hurry to explain what’s going on, fearing your imminent awakening.

Mom tells you that the Armageddon -the final battle between good and evil- is coming near. Five portals to Hell are scattered around the world, guarded by mortals that are keeping the demons at bay. One of those portals is in the cave you escaped from, which is being held off by the dwarves.

You are taken before Anu to speak with him. The god has a most imposing presence and a odd appearance, but otherwise seems like a benevolent deity. Anu explains that you must become his champion and seal the portals so he has more time to gain followers, otherwise, evil may triumph in the Armageddon, for demons currently surpass the angels in numbers. You resolve to accept Anu’s boon, which grants you the power to fly, heal wounds and speak in all tongues. He orders you to go to the dwarf fortress at once to receive your training.

The dream ends abruptly as Dad wakes you up. It's midnight! The summoning ritual will start soon, and Dad says that you shouldn’t be late for your “surprise”: Gnolrek made a cruel arrangement so that YOU sacrifice the human. The Devil realized that you’re not on his side anymore, and now he wants to get his influence back in you!
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RECAP OF THREAD 4

The pack celebrates your initiation in the Bloodseeker rituals. For the first time in many years, you see respect in their eyes when they look at you. This is the recognition you’ve always craved for! If you do as Gnolrek says and sacrifice the humie, not only will your demonic powers return - you will also be made his Champion, and your dream of becoming the pack leader will become reality…

… But that simply cannot be. After everything you have learned about the demons, there is no way you are joining them again, ever. By siding with Anu, you have chosen to leave your goals behind to save this world – and your people - from destruction, even if that means becoming an enemy in their deluded eyes. It is a responsibility you must commit to, as much as the idea pains you. The demons’ plans of conquering this world must be stopped!

In a risky attempt to open the tribe’s eyes to the truth, you sprout Anu’s heavenly wings on your back, much to everyone’s shock. You explain to the dumbfounded Bloodseekers that you are not going to torture anyone, and that those who wish to follow you on the right path are free to do so...

Unfortunately, they don’t take your sudden betrayal too well. The fact that Gnolrek possesses the shaman to stir the pot with his improvised lies doesn’t help the situation. Staying here any second longer is a death wish, so you rush to the shaman’s hut in an attempt to rescue Daitza and head to the dwarf fortress with her, but Willow manages to catch you before you can fly away. In a fit of blind rage, the pack leader gives you the worst beating of your life as the pack watches in horror. It’s so bad that you lose your left eye and leaves you clinging to consciousness.

Suddenly, doubt settles in the pack’s hearts. They ask for the beating to stop and for you to be spared. Most of them have no desire to see one of their own be killed, but Gnolrek threatens to revoke their demonic powers if they disobey his orders... and so, they remain quiet, and the hesitant Willow prepares to give you the final blow.

On the brink of losing all hope, an unexpected savior arrives: Luna and a pack of wolves under her command assault the tribe, creating a distraction that allows you to use Anu’s powers to heal yourself, grab Daitza and fly away with her to the fortress, leaving the dazzled tribe behind.

As you arrive to the cave, you find a group of warrior angels fending off demons trying to get you. They order you to hurry to the fortress while they hold the line, which you do so immediately. On the way there, you stumble upon Gunyx, who has been declared by Gnolrek as his Champion. He tries to stop you, but Luna sacrifices her life to give you enough time to escape again.

While you and Datz run for your lives, an enemy you had defeated yesterday in the cave appears before you and blocks your path. It’s Suneyh, and he looks none too happy…
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You're back! I almost lost hope! The messiah walks among us once more!
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>>5073581
Hey there anon

RECAP OF THREAD 5

You are about to get killed by Suneyh, but a voice suddenly speaks within you – a voice that goes by the name of Hawkodesh, a yellow bird who claims to be an angel sent by Anu to lend you your new powers. He advices you to keep the demon distracted with chitchat until the dwarves arrive to your rescue, which you do so successfully. As you and Datz are carried away to safety by humielets, you fall unconscious due to exhaustion and blood loss...

After a strange dream where you are left behind by Daitza and the tribe, you wake up in a bed in the fortress, resting in a room with other injured dwarves. They are wary of you at first, but when you heal one of them with one of your powers granted by Anu, they open up a bit and tell you to go to the Dining Hall, where everyone is currently having breakfast.

On the way there, you are stopped by an arrogant mistress who, unwilling to accept the idea of a gnoll wandering the corridors alone, orders a kobold servant named Freya to escort you. It takes you plenty of effort to keep yourself from attacking the tasty-looking bold, but with Hawkodesh’s help, you assert control over your gnoll nature.

Before arriving to the dining hall, Freya makes you a shocking request: she asks you to devour her. Obviously, you ignore it and walk away, but it does leave you thinking about what sort of terrible things beastfolk servants experience in this fortress that makes them want to die.

Finally, you find Datz at the dining hall. Best of all, in one piece! She was aimlessly wandering the fortress, hoping to find you. Gnolrek’s influence dwells in her no longer – both of you are cleansed from all demonic presence.

A sketchy dwarf obsessed with proper manners introduces himself to you and Datz as Aaron, one of the High Priests. He orders the two of you to follow him to the Great Chamber, a room where the Council - the fortress’ governing authority - has gathered and is waiting for you.

Once you meet up with the Council of Eight, they introduce themselves as Baldur, the short-tempered chief of the fortress; Farren, the servants’ supervisor and also seemingly a pervert who lusts after beastfolk; Tygus, the head Judge who sounds like an understanding guy; Magnus, a tough-looking humielet who’s also the General; Abdol, a big-nosed mechanic and head mason; Blair, a rude brat who works as a spokesman for the dwarves and is convinced that a gnoll like you cannot be Anu’s champion, and finally Balor – a quiet guy giving you a murderous glare who’s in charge of growing food in the fortress.

After finishing the introductions, they ask you and Daitza to do the same. Their prophet –whose name is Adramus- predicted that you, the Champion of Anu, would arrive while being chased by demons, but nobody in the fortress knows anything about your origins. Looks like you’ll have to tell them your story from the very beginning…
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RECAP OF THREAD 6

You do as the Council says and tell them the story of how you arrived to this fortress as Anu’s champion, starting with a short description of your old life in the tribe and how torture always seemed off to you and Datz. You explain that a few days ago you accidentally incurred the wrath of Gnolrek by picking his eye in the cave, listing all the crazy events that followed through - including your meeting with Anu, the supreme God.

After a short deliberation of your case, the Council decides that they need a few hours to decide what to do with you. And so, they send you and Datz off with a tall dwarf named Arthur –a humielet that everyone thought would be the Champion-, who guides you to your new room. He seemed like a nice guy, at least compared to all the dwarves you’ve met so far.

Finally, after everything you’ve gone through, you are now alone with Datz and free to rest for a while while planning your next moves. However, your attention is soon diverted to a pair of shiny eyes spying on you behind the grates on one of the bedroom’s walls. Thanks to your deft fingers, you manage to catch the skittish critter, who identifies itself as Bark - a green wolf-bunny thing sent by Luna to give you a message: she came back to life and wants to meet you at the abandoned dwarven mines as soon as possible.

As you and Datz get used to the room, you weigh in all that happened and what your actions have brought for the tribe, making you experience an identitary crisis. Datz decides to encourage you in her own way: by sparring with you without holding back. It’s a hard fought battle, but you end up winning, and your confidence returns to you… but the best thing that came out of this match was that you and Datz finally consummate the love you feel for each other. An encounter you’ll cherish in your heart forever.

The battle didn’t come without consequences, though. The room is ruined, and both of you reek horribly. You and Datz put on dwarven clothes and go to the bathhouse, stumbling upon a few annoying dwarves on the way, but most importantly, that pervert of Farren, who threatens to give you jail time if you don’t do ‘special’ favors for him.

With the aid of Anu, you tell him to buzz off, but you are left worried as you perceived a demonic presence within him. Hawkodesh later confirms that this is the case: Farren has a link to a demon that dwells in the fortress. The demon's power of deception, combined with Farren's prestigious position as a Council member and a flaw in dwarven laws that disfavours denouncing servants, gives him a free pass to do as he wishes with the servants without ever being caught.

Datz is taken by a servant mistress to the women’s bathhouse, while you go to the men's one. The bathing dwarves leave immediately, not willing to share waters with you. A bunch of delicious prey servants approach you with curiosity, putting your mental resillience and self-control to test...
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(Recap ends here. Boy, that took a while)

Posting update now
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Five beastfolk servants non-chalantly approach you while you take your bath, not caring that you are a natural predator that could easily rip their throats apart. There is a childlike curiosity in their eyes that fills you with a morbid desire to make them your snacks…

But no, obviously you won’t do such a thing. Not now that you’re the champion of Anu and are pretty much forced to remain on the dwarves’ good side - that is, if you want to be trained to seal the demons’ portals, which you absolutely want to do. You must assert control over your wild side and address these prey ladies like you would a fellow gnoll. It won’t be easy, but you’ll do your best!

“Hyenus, my friends are super curious about you” says the doewoman Lois. “Do you mind if we make you some company?”

“I-it’s awight. It’s totally awight!”

A rabbette with a lace tying her ears crawls next to you, showing no regard for her own safety. The reckless critter leans in to puff the air around you, covering her nose in disgust immediately after. “Pffffft! Who woulda thought that gnolls from the surface smell so damn bad! Hopefully this bath does you some go-” She notices that the water you are submerged in is coated in red. “Woah! Is that blood? What happened to you? No, no, lemme guess! You pissed off the dwarves and they beat you up, right?!”

“No, I just… I had a wough spawing match with my fwiend. That’s all.”

“Mmhm. A ‘spawing’ match. I see.” The rabbit servant snorts and starts playing with your wings, rubbing and scratching them. “So you’re the holy Champion the dwarves have been waiting for, huh? I gotta admit I wasn’t expecting you to be a gnoll. Hell, nobody was! All you guys do is kill and devour anything that moves!”

“Yeah, wew, I’m DIFFEWENT fwom othews gnolls.”

“Really? Hmm… let’s see ‘bout that.” With a naughty grin, she puts a hand right in front of your nose. Her prey scent hits your nostrils with such intensity that you almost lose your mind! “Hehehe… smell my yummy lil’ hand, champ. Smell it! I bet you’re DYING to get a taste of m-“

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“Ruby. Stop that.” A doewoman with really big pupils grabs the rabbette by her clothes and gently pulls her away from you before things get ugly. Smart move.

“HEY!” the childish servant protests, “It was just a prank! Geesh!”

“Please forgive Ruby, ha ha! This crazy rabbette needs to learn some manners!” says the doe, a nervous laugh escaping her as she speaks. The bunny critter crosses her arms and grunts. “Hmph!”

What the hell was it trying to accomplish? Do all servants in this fortress want to get killed or something?

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>>5073639
Penis very hard for maids
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“Anyway…” The deer servant, whose voice is a motherly and sweet one, introduces herself. “I’m Mia. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Hyenus. Excuse me if I sound a bit, uh, agitated, but talking up close to a gnoll is kind of… umm… what’s the word…”

“Terrifying?” says a smirking Lois, which gets a subtle smile from a quiet rabbette in the group – one that doesn’t have a lace like the annoying one.

“Exactl- NO. That’s not what I meant. It’s… exciting. Yes, that’s how I’d put it!” Mia nods to herself. Her eyes dart around the bathhouse until they get fixed on a goatwoman standing on a corner, giving you a curious look from over there. “Daisy! Come here, sweetheart. We’re having a pleasant talk with our guest.”

The skittish servant slowly walks up to you with her head lowered, like a kid fearing to be punished. You hear a faint murmur come from her. “U-um… hi…”

“Hey thewe.” You smile at her, but quickly avert your eyes off her appetizing figure before any murderous thoughts cross your mind. However, the very second you greet her, she has an eruption of excitement you weren’t expecting... “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my GOD! I-I can’t believe I’m talking to a gnoll! This is amazing!” All her meekiness disappears in a blink as she leans in dangerously close to you. “T-there are so many things I want to ask you! Where do you come from?! Are you an angel?! What’s up with your smell?! Why did Anu make you His cham-”

“Now, now, let’s not make him so many questions at once!” The servant called Mia cuts the goatwoman short, grabbing her arm and kindly moving her away from you like she did with the rabbette. “Let’s take it nice and slow so we don’t make him uncomfortable. Okay?”

“Y-you’re right! Sorry!” The thrilled servant shuts her mouth, though even when silent you can practically feel the immense enthusiasm radiating from her.

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“Hey, champ!” Ruby grabs your attention to introduce you to a young-looking member of her species. “This is Iris. Say hi to her!”

“Errr… hewo.” You lazily wave at the quiet rabbette, who in return bows respectfully without saying anything. Her oddly silent demeanor leaves you a bit confused.

“You won’t get a single word out of her” the rabbette with a lace explains, tapping her smiling friend’s shoulder. “Iris’ been mute since she arrived to this fortress, like… two years ago? Yeah, it’s been two years. Wow! Time sure flies by. Anyways, I hope ya got a fast eye, ‘cause you’ll have to get used to her way of expressing herself using hand gestures.”

A mute? You never heard of anything like that before. How interesting. You wonder if your Saviour’s Tongue applies in the case of ‘mutes’ like this one. Conveying ideas through hand gestures should also count as a tongue, right?...

“I-Iris came from the surface, just like you!” says the nervous goatwoman.”She found the fortress while exploring the cave system above us and was taken by the dwarves as a servant. We… we don’t know much about her origins. Iris has told us that her memories prior to that day are blurry and unclear…”

The rabbette looks saddened by the goatwoman’s words. Mia notices this and pats her on the head, cheering her up and making a beaming smile appear on her delicious bunny face. “Regardless of what past preceeds our dear Iris, she’s a sweet and clever girl who adapted perfectly to this place. Who you are now is all that matters, honey. Never forget this!”

“Don’t let Mia fool you, champ. This chick is not as innocent as she makes it sound” Ruby warns you as she playfully claps the silent servant on the back, who winks at you with a mischievous smile. You’re not sure what they’re implying here, so you just nod and smile.

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Boy, these servants just won’t stop babbling! You’ve barely said a few words, but they show no signs to cease talking. Why can’t you take a bath in peace without having to constantly hold back your urges to go on a hunting spree?

You notice that Lois hasn’t talked that much compared to the others. The doewoman seems more concerned with the bloodied pool of water, observing it with what you’re pretty sure is annoyance in her eyes…

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Lois glances at the kobold Freya, who’s standing far away from the group. She seems lost in her thoughts with the soap still in her hands. “Sorry if we interrupted you, Freya” the doe says. “You can keep washing Hyenus, if you want.”

The lizard looks like she wants to leave. “I… I forgot I had something to do. An important task. Here, Lois, take the soap back. Sorry…” She awkwardly hands it to the doewoman and walks to the exit of the bathhouse.

“Oh, okay…” The confused servant glances at the foamy rectangular object, then back at the kobold. “Umm… are you alright?”

Freya looks back and, with a smile that seems forced, she nods and continues on her way, finally leaving the room. You are somewhat relieved that the suicidal lizard throwing itself at your maw moments ago is no longer here. The bath workers exchange worried looks. “That poor girl… something tells me *that* dwarf is involved in this” murmurs the doewoman called Mia with a sad look.

“Please, I’m not in the mood to hear about that disgusting man” says Lois, furrowing an eyebrow and shaking her head. All the servants nod in agreement.

Lois stares at the red pool with a defeated smirk. “Well… I guess it’s up to me to finish the job. This dirty water must be replaced soon, so I’ll wash you up real quick, Hyenus. You have a meeting with the Council soon.” Lois crouches down and starts rubbing the soap all over your fur while cleaning you up with the pool’s water. “I’ll hand you the soap in a second so you can clean your bottom as well.”

The servants lean in to watch the procedure. Why are they so interested in this? You can't ease your mind with the weight of their gazes laid upon you…

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Hawkodesh’s encouraging voice echoes within you. “You’re doing great, Hyenus!” That’s right, you are doing a great job at not turning these servants into a fine red paste. And you’ll make sure to keep it that way.

As much as you’d love a moment of solitude, maybe you should start establishing connections and make the effort to talk to these servants. Something tells you that they could be an important source of information and favors during your stay in this fortress…

Then again, you don’t have much time to talk. You’re pretty sure the Council meeting will start in no more than ten minutes, and you must be prepared for whatever bullshit those humielets come up with. If you do engage in a conversation with these beastfolk women, you should make sure what you get out of it is worth it.

“Hey, why you’ve been so quiet?” that irritating rabbette Ruby complains, poking your face with a finger. “Tell us a bit about yourself! Why dontcha start by telling us where ya come from? Eh?”

>Tell the servants your story and how you arrived to the fortress
>Ask about what kind of lives they lead in this place
>Inquire on what they think about the Council / Farren / demons / Anu / etc (choose one or more topics)
>”Y’know, I think I’m late to my meeting. Sorry, really gotta go” Stand up and leave the bathhouse
>Write in

(The order of what you talk about matters. You are in a state of great focus, so no rolls are needed to talk to the servants, at least for now)
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>>5073659
>Tell the servants your story and how you arrived to the fortress

Tell them the simplified version, be nice and make it quick, we don't want to be late on that meeting.
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>>5073659
>Write in
Ask them about what they know about all the council members. A little bit of details regarding their characters might give us an idea of what we can and should say to them.
Fuck I forgot our prior plans, I'll need to heck the previous thread.
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>>5073692
This
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>>5073692
Supporting.

All those thots have a vore fetish.
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>>5073697
I mean, im changing my vote.
Fuck, I can't think straight today.
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Found our plans

Anon
>we have kitchen Goblin connection.
Sweet. We can ask our our servant friends to teach us cooking and alchemy.
If we some how fail the thing with Ferran, we can probably convince the council to change the "punishment" to making potions for all the wounded and fighting dwarves.

QM
Reading manuals in the library and asking trainers to train you can increase your skills, as well as teach you new techniques / recipes.

Your Weapon, Hand to Hand and Dodge skills level up naturally during battles and sparring matches, but you can train each one faster if you focus solely on attacking or dodging (at the expense of not training your other combat skills)

Stealth increases by sneaking up on people and other creatures successfully.
Scouting is increased by tracking down people and finding alchemy / cooking ingredients in dungeons, caverns, the forest and any place that's difficult to traverse. It also helps you to avoid getting lost in these locations.
Alchemy and Cooking level up by making potions and meals, as well as being taught theory stuff. Making only one type of potion / food will stop netting you experience at some point, so you need to make different kinds of them to level up these two skills.

Anon
QM said they have priests and etc, maybe we could ask them and Hankodesh if we can learn how to "bless" them so they could resist the demonic influence of the rapist furry dwarf.

Anon
A favor for a favor. Perhaps there are things we could do for the servants, and in turn they could tell us things in addition to cleaning our share room. There is undoubtably much we could learn from the servants, like which dwarf is nice, who's not, who really likes to worship Anu.

Anon
Oh shit.
We need to ask the servants to clean up the room we fucked up. Farren will ask for an inspection to prove we beat up our mate.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4851372/#p4906071
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>>5073659
>>5073692

Support
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I'm going to FUCK Hyenus' gnollussy then make him watch as I breed Daitsza
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>>5073659
YESSSSS you're back!

>Tell the servants your story and how you arrived to the fortress
>Ask about what kind of lives they lead in this place
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>>5073659
We should try to get one or two of them to clean our room. We can't let Farren get proof of our sparring match. We should try asking Daisy specifically do to it with the promise of meeting up to talk more about ourselves later since she seems curious about gnolls.

Then we need to make sure we arrive to the meeting on time.
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>>5073659
>"Tell the others to go fix and clean my room, and don't forget to clean my wings."
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>>5073751
>>5073719

Adding this to my vote
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>>5073730
Dog of GnolKEK spotted
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>>5073751
>>5073841
First give them what they want. Tell them about us, but don’t go overboard on the details, and then ask them if they can help us out before leaving.
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>>5073659
I've back, hello again QM. How did your game gig went for ya?

>>5073692
Support.
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>>5073659
>Tell the servants your story and how you arrived to the fortress
>Ask about what kind of lives they lead in this place

Create connections, establish relationships.
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>>5073751
>>5073692
+2
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>>5073659
Bathhouses are inefficient. Showers are faster and way better. Plus it's less gross. If you think about it, you're pretty much marinating in your own filth in a big pool like this.
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>>5073730
pic related
>>5073659
>Tell the servants your story and how you arrived to the fortress
Glad to have you back Gnollqm :D.
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>>5074325
That pic and the character has captured me so accurately that my tranny discord friends are wondering how the QM could know me so well lol.
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>>5074410
You might be a trope.
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>>5074287
That's why you take a shower before you go to a bath.
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>>5073544
Finally, I was losing hope and thought it was delayed again.
Anyway
>Tell the servants your story and how you arrived to the fortress
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>>5074410
In what way has it captured you accurately?
One is much worse than the other.
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>>5074410
indian detected
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>>5073692
+1
we should get a couple of them to go clean our room in the meantime
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>>5074115
Hey there. It's going good so far, had some difficulty at the start defining what kind of game it'd be but things are going smooth now.

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>>5073692
>>5073697
>>5073700
>>5073719
>>5074115
>>5074163
>>5074869
>Ask them about what they know about all the council members.


>>5073751
>>5073841 (also ask for your wings to be cleaned)
>>5073882
>>5073951
>>5074163
>Get one or two of them to clean our room (ask Daisy specifically with the promise of meeting up to talk more about yourself)


>>5073749
>>5073951 (avoid going overboard on the details)
>>5074145
>>5074325
>>5074450
>Tell the servants your story and how you arrived to the fortress


>>5073749
>>5074145
>Ask about what kind of lives they lead in this place

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Looks like Hyenus will tell a very short version about how he came to the fortress and quickly move on to acquiring information about the Council members. He also won't forget asking the servants to clean his room.

Update in work
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>>5075019
Can we boop all the maids on their cute snoots?
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>>5073544
NEW THREAD LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
what should i draw bros?
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>>5075025
Of course anon, you can try if you want.

>>5075044
Sup man
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>>5075044
maybe >>5075025 ?
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Good to see you back OP!
Part of me wants to come clean about how hard it is to suppress our instincts, but I know that would permanently damage our relationship with the maids.

>>5075044
I know it isn't really related to this quest but I want to see some Dink and Elizabeth again.
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>>5075025
+1, do it to Ruby first, see her reaction to us being... 'proactive' in our teasing.
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>>5075056
then lets boop them all!
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>>5075056
sprained my back i am in pain
>>5075057
will attempt. just gotta finish some project and i'll be right on it might take a week though hahahahhaa
>>5075104
aw snap, that was the lioncat qst right? i hope it was archived, gonna need some refs for that
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>>5075337
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4534822/
I loved that quest, would be nice to see artwork of it.
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Forgot image, sorry about low quality.
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>>5075389
It was great while it lasted, too bad it was only a oneshot.
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Just a heads up that the update is still in progress. This one took me long because it's extense and has more events than usual packed up in it. I'll probably post it by tomorrow or wednesday at most. Cheers

>>5075337
>sprained my back
Damn. Rest well anon.

>>5075393
Based Amelia enjoyer
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>>5076472
>I got Amelia and Elizabeth mixed up
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>>5075044
>what should i draw bros?
If you're still after suggestions how about Freya dreaming about being able to fly away from the nightmare that is her life
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>>5076791
+1
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>>5073544
>>5075019
I'm so glad to see your back gnoll QM, I adore your artstyle and it's what pushed me to try and make my own art and run my own quests even if it's on hiatus right now haha...
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Posting the update in a moment

>>5077702
I'm glad you like it anon. Is it Abandoned Robot quest?
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Well, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to tell the servants a bit about yourself before asking your questions. You are a stranger to them, after all. Common courtesy and all that.

The maids are waiting for you to say something, so you clear your throat. “I come fwom a twibe whewe evewyone wowships Gnowek, except fow me and Daitza, a speciaw fwiend I took hewe with me. We aways fewt that thewe's something vewy, vewy wong with fowowing demons…”

"Oh God, that accent…" Ruby sighs and rolls her eyes. "This is gonna be a pain to listen to!"

“Ruby!” Mia and Daisy scowl at her, but she simply responds with a ‘what?’ and a carefree shrug. The goat servant encourages you to keep going. “D-don't mind our friend! There is nothing wrong with your accent! Please, go on!”

“Aftew I tuwned my back to demons” you continue, “Anu spoke to me and made me his Champion, but Gnolkek realized I was not on his side anymow and the bastawd sent my own peopwe to kiw me! My pack, those I’ve spent my whow life with! They AW tuwned on me!”

“Oh my...” Mia sounds both surprised and saddened by your story. “It must be horrible to be betrayed by one’s family like that.”

“Yeah. I don’t bwame ‘em though. They’we too bwainwashed fow theiw own good…” You sigh. “Datz and I bawey managed to escape. We got to this fowtess hawf-dead and... wew, that’s the end of it. These have been the cwaziest days of my life.”

The maids stare at you expectantly, as if waiting for you to tell them more. Only Lois doesn’t show much interest - she’s more concerned with washing your fur, making sure not to leave any spot untouched by soap. “Soooo…” The first to break the silence is Ruby. “Anu made you his champion just like that? No fancy tests or anythin’?”

"Nah, he was in a huwy” you explain. “He did mention that I have wots of potentiaw to become weawy stwong – I think that’s why he wanted me to be his champion.”

The goatwoman looks like she’s about to ask you a question, but you feel you’ve talked enough about yourself. “Ladies, I pwomise to answew aw youw questions anothew time. My meeting with the Counciw is about to begin. Can you tew me what you know about them? Y'know, theiw pewsonawities and aw that stuff, just so I know what to expect fwom those humiewets.”

“’Humielets’?” The mischievous rabbette grins, amused by that word. “Ha! I’m stealing that!”

“Oh, sure! We'll tell you everything we know about those people” says Mia, smiling. The doewoman proceeds to describe each one of the Council members, aided by a few interventions from the other servants.

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According to the maids, Baldur Gatewarden – the founder of the fortress – is a hard-working man who has the best interest of dwarves in mind. He lacks a sense of humour and is easy to anger, though he’s quick to forgive most offenses if an apology is offered. Like most dwarves, he sees beastfolk as expendable hand labour, and doesn’t really care about them other than minding they are healthy enough to work.

The ladies look uneasy when you ask them about Farren Beastslayer, the servants supervisor, and vaguely describe him as “a bit weird”. None of them tell you what they *really* think. They probably fear what you might do with their confessions, as the sheer stupidity of dwarven laws makes it so that any beastman who sleeps with a dwarf gets burned to death as punishment, no matter the context.

Regarding Tygus Softgrip, the Judge, they describe him as an ‘awkward man who makes bad jokes’. While most of his trials are considered just and impartial for dwarves and servants alike, some say he favors his friends.

As for General Magnus Thunderroar, he’s a meathead whose one and only concern is destroying the demons and proving how much of a great warrior he is. His opinion on beastfolk is not entirely clear to anyone, but he appears to respect how strong wild gnolls are and claims 'it’s a shame they praise demons instead of helping us crush their filthy skulls'.

Abdol Stonebender, chief mechanic and head mason of the fortress, is passionate about his profession and also an avid collector of shiny gems. He gets really excited when miners stumble upon lots of them. Other than that, he doesn’t care about beastfolk in the slightest – in fact, he gets mad when gnolls in the mines work slower than usual and demands Farren to give them rougher treatment.

The maids roll their eyes at the mention of Blair Strongarm, the legal spokesman of dwarves – a voice for common folk. ‘A passionate beastfolk hater’, according to Mia. He avoids contact with servants as much as possible and loathes their presence on this floor. He can’t stand such ‘lowly and grotesque beings’.

When Mia mentions Balor Rancorfree, the chief of food sectors, a sad look appears on the servants’ faces. This dwarf used to be cheerful and kind to everyone, including beastfolk, but his whole character had a sudden turn when one day, his wife went to the mines to feed the mining gnolls, who broke out of their leashes and mauled her alive. The tragic incident happened a year ago. Ever since, he’s become a hateful man with no friends, and above all, he cannot *stand* the sight of gnolls anymore. That kinda explains the look he was giving you during the first meeting…

As for Aaron Greyforge, the High Priest, the servants smile when talking about him. They say he looks creepy and may act like an ogre sometimes, but it’s all just a facade - the truth is he has a ‘heart of gold’ and is a wise man who wants everyone’s souls to be saved by Anu.

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It’s strange, but the more you hear these maids cranking out jokes and voicing their thoughts and feelings like gnolls do, the easier it gets to keep your hunting urges under check. At this point, you can look at each servant in the eyes and, rather than feel a nigh-uncontrollable impulse to bite their faces off, all you experience is mild hunger and a liiiittle bit of watering within the confines of your mouth.

You are starting to think of them less as prey and more like a group of exotic women with lots of insight to share... hmmm, and with a lot of meat on their bones, too. Yummy. You wonder how every one of them tastes…

"A-are you... are you enjoying the bath, Champion?" inquires the shy goatwoman named Daisy. You look at her and open your mouth - for a moment that lasts less than a second, you consider jumping out of the pool to latch your teeth onto the prey’s throat...

… but you manage to subdue that visceral reflex before it takes over you. "... It's gweat. Very comfowting!" Daisy is satisfied with your answer and returns an enthusiastic nod, clueless of the murderous idea that just crossed your mind. "I'm glad you like it!"

Deep inside, these women STILL look like food to you. This constant struggle against your hunting instincts is making you experience a spiritual kind of pain that's incredibly hard to bear with. It's like you are willfully killing that which makes you a gnoll at your core - a predator of the woods…

However, if overcoming your vicious nature is necessary to save your people from destruction, then so be it. You will continue to interact with the servants until you finally get used to it. All you hope is that you don’t go crazy before you arrive to that state…

3/6
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>>5078488
>that pic
I see what you did there
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>>5078468
>Gnolkek
NICE
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Suddenly, your angel guide speaks within you, interrupting your thoughts. “Hyenus, we spent enough time here. The Council meeting will start anytime now, so say goodbye to the ladies and let’s get going.” Hawkodesh is right. You feel that you've learned enough from them already, so it’s time to leave the bathhouse.

You get your legs out of the water and stand up. The maids are startled by your sudden move and, in an act of self-preservation that you can't blame them for, they quickly back away and observe you with wary eyes from a safer distance. “U-umm… I’ll go get your clothes!” says Lois, who rushes out of the bathhouse and goes to what you assume is that ‘laundry’ you saw a while ago.

By huffing the air around you, you confirm that the bath was a success - you no longer stink of blood and fluids. In fact, you smell pretty damn good! Is this the power of soaps? What a odd little item. It must taste pretty damn good… oh, you’re getting distracted. Better get back to business.

You do what all gnolls do after getting wet and furiously shake yourself dry, splashing water everywhere. “HEY! Can’t you do that somewhere else?!” Ruby yells as her clothes and face get wet by you. The other servants giggle as they stare at you - you have no idea why. Maybe you look handsome or something!

Mia gradually loses her fear and slowly approaches you, smiling. “Hehehe… I wasn’t expecting the Champion to be so… umm…”

“Exotic?!” Daisy adds in, who also walks up to you along with that mute rabbette Iris. They all seem to be comfortable in your presence. “Exotic, yes!" the doewoman responds. "There’s something refreshing about you, Hyenus. The only men we talk to around these parts are dwarves and, well… it gets *really* dull after a while.”

“Yeah, these humiewets suck” you casually remark, which gets another unexpected chuckle from the servants. Looks like you're fitting in pretty well with them - even better than you thought you would.

4/6
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While you wait for Lois to return with your clothes, you suddenly recall the absolute mess that your room is. Farren shouldn’t get a hold of any proof of your… ‘crimes’, so you need to do something about that before heading to the meeting.

It doesn’t hurt to ask the servants to fix the havoc that you and Datz brought. That goatwoman named Daisy seems pretty interested in gnolls, so you’ll make her an offer she can’t refuse. “Hey, Daisy...”

The servant shivers for a second, her eyes wide open and excited to hear what you have to say. “Y-y-yes?!”

“I bet you’d like to know mowe about gnolls, yes?” You smile. “I give you my wowd to tew you lots of cool stuff, if you do me a liwe favow in wetuwn...”

Daisy’s eyes shine as you mention the word ‘favor’. “O-of course! What kind of favor, Champion?!”

“Wew, you see, my woom is a bit diwty after I fought with Daitza in there. Can you cwean it up before the dwarves notice? You have no idea how gwateful I’d be...”

You were expecting the spark in her gaze to disappear after making such a boring request, but surprisingly, she still looks thrilled to help you out. “It would be an honor! I-I’ll gather my cleaning tools and head there at once!”

"Fenk u. You can find my woom at-" Before you can finish, the goatwoman disappears out of your view in a blink, probably off to retrieve those tools she mentioned. Maybe she already knows which room is yours?... Either way, that's one less thing to worry about.

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Finally, you get your now-clean clothes back from Lois, which you quickly put on. Now you are ready for more adventure in this strange underground world. “Fenk u fow evewything” you tell the servants, preparing to head out of the bathhouse…

“I hope everything goes well for you...” says Lois with a somewhat tired voice, “… but PLEASE, next time you want to take a bath and there’s blood dripping from you, go to the hospital first so you don't turn the bathhouse into a…” She glances at the bloodied pool and sighs. “… a horror house.”

“Oh, okay. I’w keep that in mind.”

Mia waves you goodbye. “Anu bless you in your meeting, Hyenus!"

Iris, the silent rabbette, does a respectful bow and gives you a warm smile.

As for that brat called Ruby, she boldly leans in close, as if testing your patience -and appetite- on purpose. “Bye-bye, champ. Don’t eat any servants on the way!” You and the others give her a silent look, not knowing if she’s being serious. “Just kiiiiiidding.”

>Ask one or more questions before leaving (Write in. May cause you to arrive late if it drags on for too long)
>Leave without further ado and pick Datz up on the way to the meeting
>Boop Ruby's snout, just to see her reaction
>Write in
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>>5078525
>Boop Ruby's snout, just to see her reaction
>Then go pick Datz to go to the meeting
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>>5078525
>Leave without further ado and pick Datz up on the way to the meeting
Time's a wasting!
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>>5078525
>>Leave without further ado and pick Datz up on the way to the meeting
>>Boop Ruby's snout, just to see her reaction
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>>5078525
>Boop Ruby's snout, just to see her reaction
>implying we wouldn't
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>>5078525
>>Leave without further ado and pick Datz up on the way to the meeting
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>>5078456
>abandoned robot quest?
Yep

>>5078525
>Leave without further ado and pick Datz up on the way to the meeting
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>>5078525
>Leave without further ado and pick Datz up on the way to the meeting
>Boop Ruby's snout, just to see her reaction
>Write in
Notes

>>5078479
In regards to Baldur, a quick explaination of Knoll culture and an apology to everyone should suffice, in addition to mentioning we'll try to convince other mining knolls to cease so they can focus on mining.

For Ferren wecahould be polite and distant.

For Magnus we could agree with his sentiment that demons should be killed, not worshipped, and sway the other beast folk into the same logical mindset as his. Demons are bad news for everyone after all.

For Abdol we could offer to fix the mining issues for him so mining productivity is increased. Collaborate with servants to throw more food scraps to the knolls and healing their wounds should make them healthy enough and give them the energy they need to mine all the ores and gems he wants.

Strongarm will be tough. Maybe we could inquire as to why he hates the servants, or at least get him to admit that if there were no beastfolk around, then other dwarves would have to do all the heavy laboring and cleaning, which not many would want to do.

Balor is somewhat difficult. Maybe we could commune with Anu and ask if he can let Balor speak with his wife?

Aaron is a nonissue I think.
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>>5078717
>Hyenus attempts to do all this at once and does a loud barking laugh for the entire meeting.
>...
>"The champion speaks true!" "Hear, hear!" "The mountain is with you."
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>>5078528
+1.
Yeah.
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Hold on, how do shoes work with gnolls?
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>>5078525
You thought we wouldnt notice?
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>>5079264
uhhhhhhh they're retractable or they're so tiny her hair sometimes covers them up
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>the rabbette is called Ruby
good one QM
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>>5079264
Unforgivable.
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>>5079264
he can't keep getting away with this
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>>5079316
Those 2 reasons are bs and you know it.
Also I forgot to vote.
>Boop nose
>leave with datz
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>>5079336
I don’t get it
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>>5079399
RubyQuest is legendary as one of the first ever quests on 4chan back in ye olde days days of /tg/ yore (aka 2008-9) and its writing, bizarre plot and lineart drawings seem to inspire a lot of nostalgia, with it still being well-known thirteen years later. The main character was a bunnygirl called Ruby - given the chances of a coincidence, I'll eat my shoe if it is one.
(https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Ruby_Quest)
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>>5079264
Pls understand too hard to draw
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>>5079435
to be fair, All of the characters in RubyQuest are named after Animal Crossing characters.
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>>5079435
Man Rubyquest was a trip. I miss the late 2000s early 2010s there seemed to be more weirdly creative people about back then.
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>>5080086
Are they? I'm not familiar with AC. Maybe I should start looking for shoe condiments.
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>>5079264
The Buck is crossdressing, Ferren's deviancy knows no bounds!
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>>5080105
they're still around. But culture dictates other things are MORE important than playing around.


Back then "The internet is srs buisness" was a joke

now not so much.
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>>5079264
I want to cum in all the servants
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>>5080840
Please see >>5080559
>>5074325
My god, I thought the qm was in a conspiracy but it was plot all along.
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Aighty. Nuff days have passed. Anyone have any ideas on how to cruise through this trial, methods to min-max our training, and etc.?
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>>5079264
Thank you very much, now that you noticed it I'll have to give it an in-universe explanation. Which one will it be? Find out soon in Gnoll Quest 87™
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>>5081167
>min-maxing
That reminds me, here's Hyenus' current status
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By the way, I've been rather busy these last 2 days but I'm relatively free now, so the update should be coming out tomorrow or the day after.
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>>5081198
Her horns retract when she is no longer anxious/afraid.
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>>5081198
Me and my kids cant wait!!
>>5081203
Nope, in the image she has horns while not being anxious/afraid. For example before he is noticed in the baths and when she approaches hyenus with the others.
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>>5081199
We can probably get food on the easy, even if it's only scraps, but we only need the scraps. What I think we need to do should we afford to have the time is work on our alchemy so we can create a stronger strength potion. The Strength potion stacked on with whatever food we eat before a workout will give us massive gains. More so if the ex-Anu dwarf paladin and our bird bro cheer us on for a morale bonus. Double so if the knoll wife is cheering Hyenus on.
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>>5081669
We clearly need an alchemist freind to supply us with the good shit.
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>>5081682
Its a good idea, we don't really have the time to play with alchemy when demons are literally pounding on our doors.
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>>5081198
I'm not paying you for shit explanations about deer horns. I want canon gnoll dicks.

"You're not paying me at all!"

And this is why!
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>>5081987
Male gnolls are canon therefore gnoll dicks are canon
Yiff in hell
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>>5082130
People don't actually get off on this, do they? It'd be like getting off on some dirty 3rd world tribal people, but worse because gnolls don't even know how to make cow, llama, or goat soap.
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>>5082305
At least they know how to make dove soap!
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>>5082520
>dove soap
I don’t get it
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>>5082305

You remember where you are, right?
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>>5082542
Last time I checked, this board was /qst/, not /trash/
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>>5082542

there are furfags and pedos everywhere on 4chan unfortunately :^(
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>>5082305
3rd world tribal people don’t make soap though
Neither did many civilizations until fairly recently
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>>5081199
oh. fuck how do we fix the injury problem? ask for a potion? visit the temple of Anu? make a potion personally?
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>>5082592
That's extremely misinformed. Actshully they've been soaping it up for a long, long time. So have most of the regional civilizations in the Mesopotamian/Mediterranean range, which is where it's presumed that knowledge came from.
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additional idea. anyone remember the Ex-champion of Anu? If he's not particularly busy with anything, maybe we can recruit him into helping us smooth things over between the beastfolk and dwarves.
...I also kinda want him to combine his power with Hyenus, by having dwarf bro sit on gnollbro's shoulders.
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>>5082607
>Actshully they've been soaping it up for a long, long time.
This only applies to Africans because they were relatively close to Mesopotamia. Other primitives (such as abos and native Americans) did not have soap.
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>>5082607
>>5083019
Was there anyone else who made soap in yee yee olden times?
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>>5082603
Doesn't seem like too bad a bad bruise so once we take a proper nap we should heal naturally
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>>5083008
No previous champion seems to have been mentioned, and it may have died ages ago, or we could just be the first champion.
We could ask hawkodesh for clarification though.
Also now that I think about it:
>Having a literal bird live rent free in your head
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>>5083019
Certainly, although native americans and aboriginals are more free real estate than counted as 3rd world people. The divide between modern west african tribes and native americans before colonization is like the difference between canada now and the middle kingdom. In each example, one of them has cell service.

>>5083024
It depends on how much you want to extend the definition of soap. Specifically, I only mentioned tallow based soaps. Most cultures have created or found some kind of natural cleaning product or process for body and clothing, (usually a plant or oil combined with a scrubbing tool, immersion in water optional), and I wouldn't really count that because strong surfactants are consistent. One good example of that is China having seed and wood ash based detergents effectively forever, but did not have animal bar soap until basically five minutes ago because they're culturally hydrophobic people.
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>>5082603
Heal ourselves. It might be better to reserve the healing spell for Datz however, as she is more fucked up and less likely to receive more dwarf healing
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>>5083522
I'd honestly rather us heal the dwarves rather than ourselves, we have that one wounded dwarf that wanted our help after all.
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>>5081202
Looking forward to the update today!
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>>5083252
The friendly young dwarf guy we meet in the council chamber in this pic.

>>5083524
We could try learning now to make more advanced healing potions.

I wonder if it would be possible to ask for a sleep related boon from Anu. Like not needing to sleep. at all. period.
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>>5075019
I don't think the black outlines look good, personally.
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>>5084098
>>5075019
In the top right. Is that Luna?
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>>5083525
Aww man! :(
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>>5084098
Yeah they look kinda bad in that pic due to how blurry and big they are. In-game and zoomed out it looks better

>>5084157
That's Luna. She'll be present in the plot

>>5084205
Just a few more pics and I'll post the update, shouldn't take too long
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This sassy rabbette has been teasing you a lot. It’s only fair that you tease her back, right? Let's see how she takes it.

“Whatcha waiting for, champ? Don't ya have to meet up with those Council dwarves - or 'humielets' as you like to call them? Heheheh!”

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“By the way, umm…” She looks to the side – a moment of distraction. “Come back anytime you want another ba-“

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“…?”

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"Boop."
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"...?!"

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“AAAaaaAHH!!!”

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As soon as your hand grazes her little nose, the servant shrieks in absolute horror and runs away, quickly disappearing from sight behind a wall.

The other maids stare at you in disbelief with their mouths wide open. A few seconds pass by and Ruby comes back to stare at you from a distance with fear in her eyes.

“Heheheheh. Siwy wabbit! It was just a pwank!”

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That was a fun distraction, but it's time to get back to business. You wave a hand at the surprised maids and walk away, triumphant. “See ya.”

The ladies wave back at you, still looking a bit puzzled, but a smile slowly grows on their faces. The scaredy critter leaves her hiding spot and throws a fit at you, courage seemingly returning to her. “T-that was NOT funny! I don’t fear you, gnoll! You hear me?! I DON’T FEAR YOU! Watch your back, ‘cause when you least expect it I’ll prank you so hard you’ll never forget it! You’ll SEE!”

Big talk for a small creature. You wonder if there's any truth to her threats, but that doesn't concern you much right now. You need to move on to what’s truly important: preparing yourself for the meeting with the dwarves.

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>>5084437
Oh no...
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>>5084459
I thought the same thing, GnollQM has fell to Gnollkek's influence.
Anu help us.
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The dwarf mistress told you she’d lead Daitza back to your room after finishing her bath, so that’s exactly where you’re going now. You need to pick your pal before heading to the Council meeting.

Hawkodesh, the angel bird that lives in your head - which is kind of weird now that you think about it -, talks to you in the meanwhile. “Nice way to end it, Hyenus. A bit, emm… reckless, but I’m glad the servants took your prank well. So tell me, how do you feel about passing this arduous test of self-control?”

“Tired. Really tired. My head hurts…” You place your hands on your temples. "It took me a hell of a lot of effort to not turn those maids into my snacks.”

“I commend you for your force of will” says Hawkodesh. “It’ll get much, much easier, I promise. Resisting your hunting urges will gradually weaken the influence they have over you, so keep at it and talking to the servants will soon become a trivial task.”

“Y’know, it surprises me to say this, but I think you’re right. I could totally get used to it.” Going against your predator nature doesn’t bring you any joy at all, but you'll keep doing it for the sake of accomplishing your mission in this fortress. It’s difficult, but not what you’d call impossible…

“That’s the spirit, boy!” The angel sounds genuinely happy. “I hope you bring that optimism with you to our meeting with the dwarves. We’re going to need it.”

“Oh, yeah, that meeting…” You recall your encounter with the dwarf pervert. “Farren said that I wouldn’t be acknowledged as the Champion. What the hell am I supposed to do about that?”

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>>5084437
I have an improved version.
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>>5084467
Interesting Drawing.
Unfortunately, your mother.
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>>5084467
How do you know what gnoll dicks look like?
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>>5084474
He dosen't, as common consensus seems to be that they are spiked, and that shadow isn't.
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>>5084474
Looked it up on the akashic records.
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A familiar, tired voice suddenly reaches your ears. “Hi, Hyeny…”

Without you realizing sooner, you are already at the door to your room. Boy, that was fast! It’s only a few steps from the bathhouse, after all. Daitza and the dwarven mistress were waiting you here.

"Hey, Datz. Told you this wouldn't take long!" You notice that her smell of fluids is gone, her clothes are much cleaner than before and there are no bloodstains on her fur anymore. "So, enjoyed the bath?"

"Yeah..." she says, returning a weak smile that seems forced. With that sole gesture, you immediately notice there’s something wrong with her. Datz looks rather tense, now that you think about it. That's very unlike of your friend...

The mistress interrupts you before you can ask Daitza what's going on, addressing you with a hint of sarcasm in her voice. “Asides from turning the water into strawberry juice and scaring the women away from the bathhouse, your companion didn’t cause any trouble.” The dwarf approaches and eyes you up, smelling the air around you. “Ah, that’s so much better! The wonders a bath can do, eh? Your presence is bearable no-"

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>>5084467
Drawfags, you know what to do.
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“Greetings, everyone.”

The mistress is interrupted by a male dwarf joining the conversation - it's Arthur, the warrior that showed you the way around the fortress. The jovial-looking man meets the woman’s gaze and smiles. “Miss Elizabeth. Hopefully I'm not interrupting anything?”

“No… no, of course not. I'm just watching over these two so they don’t do anything stupid. They’re gnolls, after all. And tribals, too.” She shrugs and glances at Daitza. “By the way, this female mentioned you are to escort them to a Council meeting. Is that right?”

Arthur nods. “Yes, that is correct. Excuse me, but we are in kind of a hurry, so…”

"Oh! Okay, then. Don't let me delay you. Farewell, kids.” The mistress exchanges looks with Arthur, Datz and you before walking in your direction...

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>>5084521
Oh dear I think there's been some sort of incident with Datz, hopefully nothing too serious
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>>5084538
That’s debunked, see
>Asides from turning the water into strawberry juice and scaring the women away from the bathhouse, your companion didn’t cause any trouble
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As the mistress walks by your side, you hear a faint murmur come from under her breath. She speaks low enough so the others don't understand her, but high enough for you to do.

“Your companion has lots of trouble restraining herself from attacking my servants. She looked like she was about to explode at any moment and even bite her own arm at some point. Very bad signs. You better keep an eye on her at all times. If it *ever* comes to my ears that she harmed one of my workers, I will send her to the mines without a second thought. This is my only warning… Champion.”

And with those worrying words, she continues on her way, leaving the confused group behind. “Uh… something wrong, man?” Arthur asks you, scratching the back of his head.

"What? No, no..." You shrug it off. “That dwarf was just reminding me to behave well around these parts."

"Oh. Haha, yeah, that's to be expected of her. Miss Elizabeth is rather demanding to beastfolk - it doesn't surprise me that she makes no exceptions with the Champion and his pal." He smiles. "Alrighty, then. Ready to get going?”

“Yeah...”

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“Finally, the annoying dwarf is gone!” Daitza heaves a sigh of relief and gives you a beaming smile. All the tension accumulated within her seems to drop by a lot - she's clearly returning to her usual self. “Ahhh... I know it for was a short while, but you have NO idea how much I missed you, Hyeny.”

"Me too, Datz..." You approach her with your arms open to carry her like a princess again. She extends her own arms in return, understanding what you want to do. As happy as you are to be with Datz again, you can’t help but wonder what the hell happened while you weren't looking...

>Talk to Daitza about what happened on the way to the meeting
>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
>Write in
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>>5084577
>>Talk to Daitza about what happened on the way to the meeting
>>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
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>>5084577
>Talk to Daitza about what happened on the way to the meeting
>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
> Come up with any coping strats for tribal instincts
> promise Daitza a bedtime story
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Note: it's about 2 or 3 minutes to the Council chamber from where you are. You might only have time to discuss one topic)
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>>5084577
>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there

Immediate problems first.
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>>5084577
>>Talk to Daitza about what happened on the way to the meeting
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>>5084577
>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
I mean, we know what happened. We can let her fill in the specifics and confide later.
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>>5084475
>spiked

that's cats, anon
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>>5084577
>Talk to Daitza about what happened on the way to the meeting
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>>5084577
Changing >>5084583
to
>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
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>>5084593
Could just let Hawkadesh talk to Daitza through us so he can brief us both

And we can unnerve Arthur simultaneously.
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>>5084577
>>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
Daitza did great the dwarf lady can suck our dick unlike us she doesn't have an angel to help her when she starts to wail. Just ask her if she's ok and if something is bothering her we can talk after the meeting.
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>>5084666
>wail
Waver
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>>5084577
>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
This is more important. Daitzsa will probably have to leave the fortress for her own good. Maybe she can go hang out with the wolf slayer on the mountain if Gunyx isn’t going to kill him
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>>5084577
>Write in
Talk to Arthur about good ways to talk up each of the council members. If anyone knows, it would be him. I would also like to ask Arthur if he would like to hang out?

>>5084593
Was Arthur going to be the champion of Anu before we came along?
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>>5084577
>Talk to Daitza about what happened on the way to the meeting
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>>5084593
How long does it take to make any of the potion recipes Hyenus knows? I have this idea ya see.
So you know how too much of anything can hurt or outright kill you? Same goes for exercising right? Work out too much and you'll slowly start to damage toye muscles and joints.

So what if Hyenus started his day off with a regeneration potion, ate a high protein diet, constantly worked out all day, and supplemented everything with strength buffing foods and potions? Would the regeneration potion migitage the wear and tear to his muscles from working out too long? Could Hyenus reach swol-nirvana?
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>>5084577
>Talk to Hawkodesh about the meeting with the Council on the way there
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Posting the update in a moment

>>5084812
>>5084985
Arthur is a popular warrior that everyone thought Anu would declare His Champion, at least until you arrived. This will be expanded upon later, but it was prophecied that this year, Anu would pick one of his followers as his hand of justice. Dwarves believed it was going to be Arthur - instead, it was you.

Potion-making time depends on the potion, but all those Hyenus knows how to make just take about half an hour. Also yes, there's a limit on how much you can workout per day, but the Regeneration Potion increases this limit. Sadly, the Purplevera (a needed ingredient) is extremely rare and only grows on the surface. The alchemist of the fortress probably has got one in his inventory, but don't count too much on it.
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As much as you want to talk to Datz about the hunter's dilemma you two have regarding the servants, the meeting with the Council is about to begin, so you need to speak with Hawkodesh and prepare yourself for what’s coming.

You grab Datz and carry her in your arms. It’s a great pleasure to hold your babe like this, especially seeing as she clearly enjoys it. Arthur sees the two of you and smiles. “Heh! First time I see a gnoll holding another like that. How endearing."

Following the dwarf's lead, you and Datz traverse the fortress’ corridors, much to the surprise of other dwarves and servants that are passing by. Most of them look annoyed by your presence, while others just appear to be confused, but among all the ugly humielet faces, you catch a glimpse of two or three smiles and even hear a woman ‘d’aww’ing somewhere.

Datz examines her surroundings furtively, clearly perturbed by all the people staring at her. Whenever she spots a servant, she quickly averts her gaze and shuts her eyes for a few seconds before opening them and going back to observing what's going on around her.

And, of course, while all of this is taking place, you make the best of use of your time by resuming the conversation with Hawkodesh right where you left it. “Birdy? You there?”

“Huh?” Arthur stops and turns around. “Did you say something?”

“Yeah, I’m talking to my guardian angel.”

“… Your what?”

“My guardian angel” you repeat. “His name is Hawkodesh. He’s been giving me lots of advice on how to behave in the fortress.”

The dwarf stares at you in silence for a short while, nodding slowly. And, without saying anything, he smiles and resumes his walk, you following from behind.

“So, Hawkodesh…” you address your bird guide, “What am I supposed to do if the Council refuses to accept me as their Champion?”

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“I doubt the Council will have the nerve to deny your championship for no reason..." He makes a short pause. "No, they surely came up with an elaborate excuse so they can convince themselves that they’re doing Anu’s will. It wouldn't be the first time.”

“What sort of excuse?”

“No way to know until we talk to them" Hawkodesh responds, "If I had to guess, they will attempt to deem you a false saviour - perhaps a minion sent by demons to sow discord among dwarves. A perfect reason to get rid of you as quickly - and bloodily -as possible...”

“All just to avoid acknowledging a gnoll like me as the Champion?! That’s ridiculous!”

“I do believe they are petty enough to do that, yes. Dwarven ego leads them to believe that they are the first and preferred children of Anu - hence, it follows that the saviour would be a dwarf. Imagine how angry they are that it didn’t turn out to be the case.”

“Stupid humielets…”

“It doesn't help that their disdain for gnolls is so strong. You are nothing but sadistic savages in their eyes, and so the idea of a gnoll Champion is unthinkable. Such a dogmatic worldview blinds them to the truth, for if they bothered to drop their pretenses of knowledge and prayed for guidance with their hearts open, they would *feel* Anu’s holy presence within you..." The angel lets out a tired sigh. "Alas, they refuse to ask, for they are not willing to hear His answer. They would rather continue to do and believe as they please. Simply put, their pompousness is far greater than their faith.”

“Uh-huh… so what you’re telling me is they’ll never accept I'm the Champion, no matter what I do.”

“A miraculous change of heart is always possible, Hyenus. So long as you do your best to behave virtuously in spite of your cruel origins, there is always hope that the dwarves realize that God has got your back..." Hawkodesh's voice turns sad. "Oh, how I wish Aaron hadn’t failed us in a moment as crucial as this.”

“Aaron? You mean that High Priest with snake eyes? What about him?”

“The High Priest is the one and only authority in the fortress who can grant you the title of Champion in man’s law. Aaron's word alone is what counts, regardless of what the rest of the Council thinks.”

“Really? So why doesn’t he put those humielets in their place?”

“He should, but judging by what Farren said, it appears that he supports the Council. The priest might’ve been put under pressure – perhaps even threatened. Either way, it’s a shame that Aaron let himself be swayed like that. He’s a good man, but his faith has been weakening as of late. All that doubt was bound to lead him into making a wrong decision...”

“That’s bad news... So what do you suggest we do?“

“Let’s hear what our dear humielets have to say first, and then we’ll see. Remember – no matter what happens, Anu is with us. He won’t let us down. Understood?”

“Yes, birdy. I'll do my best.”

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"Here we are, fellas." Arthur's voice reaches your ears.

Just as you finished talking to Hawkodesh, you arrived at the entrance to the Council Chamber. From here, you can see that all its members have gathered in the room. They soon notice your presence and stare at you, expectant for you to join them.

“This is it, Hyenus" Hawkodesh says with determination. "Do you have any last questions, or are you ready to face these incredulous dwarves?”

>Ask a short question before entering the Chamber (Write in)
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
>Write in
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>>5085566
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
We should let go of Daitza before entering, it would be a bit silly to carry her into a meeting.
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>>5085566
>>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
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>>5085566
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
Find out what most terrible fate awaits.....next time on Gnoll Quest!
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>>5085566
>>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
>>5085578
Supported putting Datz down before entering
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>>5085566
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
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>>5085566
>>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
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>>5085566
>>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
Shit, nigga, are we back to one update per day?
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>>5085566
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
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>>5085566
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
And put Daitza down before we enter.
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>>5085566
Dont forget about all the etiquette tricks Aaron told us. After this is done, we should go buddy up with the priests and see if we can reaffirm his beliefs in Anu.
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>>5085504
Arthur seems like a swell lad. We should take him with us to the temple of Anu to get his FAITH on.

>Purplevera
A work around for that is to ask our little furry friend to collect some of that for us from the surface, then seeing if we can create a little garden to grow that stuff down here. The more of that stuff we can collect, the longer we get to work out, and the more friends that get to get swol with us.

I want our potato headed dwarf friend to get swol with us. Arthur too I guess.
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>>5085566
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
>Let go of Daitza before entering the chamber
and this too >>5085994
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>>5085566
>I’m good. Let’s get this over with. (Enter the Chamber)
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>>5085504
Would it be possible to become a liaison between Luna and ther other beast people tribes not swayed by Gnorlack or whatever that gay as demon name was? We could buddy things up with the tribals down here, become friends, they tell us where their tribes are located, then give those locations to Luna to see if she can increase her number of followers. She grows stronger, which maybe means we could curry more assistance ergo herb supply drops, and also as a possibly "sorry for sidding more with Anu".
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>>5086535
Afaik virtually all the tribes are demon worshippers. Those who do not worship Gnolrek worship another demon instead
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>>5086548
Sssssshhhhhhhhit.
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>>5084467
>>5084439
Now do this one, please!
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>>5086613
You mean like this?
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>>5086788
Marvelous.
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>>5086788
POV you are farren
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>>5086788
Good Ending: Hyenus is infact going to tear that thing off, and beat Farren to death using it(Yes, I am well aware that Farren would probably enjoy that, but atleast he would be dead.)
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>>5086788
POV you're the little mouse sized green fox wolf
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>>5086788
How come Hyenus changes between gigachad and extra virgin with every other panel?
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>>5085819
Sometimes they will be daily, sometimes not. Right now I've found myself busy again so the next update is likely to come out this friday or saturday.

>>5086535
You could try, but good luck finding a tribe of gnolls that doesn't worship demons.

Pic unrelated
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>>5087208
Can we still ask our fun sized fox friend to gather the herbs?
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>>5087325
Sure, you'll see him again when you pay a visit to Luna in the abandoned mines.
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>>5076472
im very lucky at least, my back's healing well
>>5075025
>>5075104
>>5076791
it's time bois, im drawing right now
>>5078501
i like this meatball
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>>5087773
Don't forget >>5084467 mate
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>>5087773
Go drawfag!!
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>>5087815
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>>5087831
You know you want to, don't deny it!
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>>5087836
death before dishonor
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>>5087841
Give me my headpats before you dishonor yourself further!
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>>5087853
soon bröther
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>>5087857
Hunting boomerangs don’t come back though.
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ill make sure to make it less sketchy next time, i just felt bad about the wait ;_;
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>>5088013
Holy shit.
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>>5088013
good shit homie. Can we request more fluffball Hyenus? Maybe Fluffy-Hyenus in Super Monkey Ball or in a pinball machine?
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>>5088053
Here you go! https://youtu.be/XJzJ2W0WmQA
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>>5088013

great work here anon! absolute SOVL
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>>5087773
>>5088013
>my back's healing well
Good to hear that. Also great work, I love it
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>>5088013
based
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>>5088053
free him
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>>5088168
and i love you, QM
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>>5088185
don't, he was sealed away for a reason
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>>5088207
the fur is getting dryer
the volume keeps increasing
he is slowly but surely choking and simultaneously getting crushed to death
he is pleading for mercy
you have a choice to make
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>>5088215
The answer is violence.
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>>5088215
Hyenus, I choose you!
Oh fuck, that's not a pokeball, that's Electrode!
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>>5088215
the answer is simple, he has to pass a convoluted racetrack in his ball or die
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>>5088218
the shell was cracked
the prison, ransacked
he is roaming the lands, no longer shackled
and he will not be merciful
>>5088238
goddammit i just finished this hahahaha
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>>5088013
Very nice
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>>5088013
>cactus censor

truly a patrician of furry animal genitalia
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>>5088251
I know how this goes, he's gonna live in Ross Scott's apartment walls and reduce his living quality right?
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>>5088251
Become ungovernable
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>>5088013
Sorry Daitza, champion deserves a harem.
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>>5088013
That little crying Freya in the corner, I have a sad now
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Hey anons just a heads up that the update is in progress, could be ready today or tomorrow at most. Thanks everyone for your patience
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>>5090446
GoldenEye(s)
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>>5090446
He does not look impressed. I think we fucked up, Gnollsisters.
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>>5090596
He's a dorf. He doesn't have any other facial expressions.
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“I’m good. Let’s get this over with.” No point on delaying the inevitable.

“Anu bless you, my boy.” With those words, Hawkodesh cuts the spiritual link, leaving you alone - but prepared - with Datz to deal with the humielets. You carefully put your friend down and help her limp to the room where the Council awaits, all of them seemingly impatient for you to enter. Her slow walking speed gives you a few sweet seconds of talk, which you spend whispering into each other’s ears.

“Hey... what did the angel tell you? Are we gonna be okay?”

You were about to shake your head, but decide to shrug instead. No need to be pessimistic. “The dwarves don’t want a gnoll to be the Champion, Datz. I don't know what nonsense they'll come up with, but all we can do is trust that Anu won’t let us down.”

“So it’s a matter of faith, huh?" Daitza frowns and smirks. "No thanks. Not my style. Listen - if these humielets try anything, I’m ready to fight our way out of this stinking fortress. You better be, too.”

“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.” You can’t help but crack a smile at her warrior spirit, even when she’s clearly in no shape to do any fighting. Daitza nods weakly and grabs your hand tightly as you enter the Chamber. The two of you are in hostile territory and you *know* it. Uncertainty and uneasiness strike your hearts, making it very difficult to keep calm...

... But as long as you have your dearest friend by your side, supporting you and sharing the weight of fighting the gods that your loved ones worship, you will be strong enough to face anything, no matter how terrible it is. And that includes these stupid midgets and their hatred for gnolls. You can't wait to get over with this silly meeting. You are here for one thing - and that is to train hard to kick demon ass. Every minute counts!

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Without letting go of each others’ hands, Datz and you gather the strength to stand in front of the Council - the governing authority of the fortress, and the people that your lives sadly rely on at the moment. Something on their faces makes them appear much less friendlier than the first time. However, the priest Aaron refuses to meet your gaze and rather keeps his stare down, making his presence a very unassertive one compared to the other dwarves.

“Do you have ANY idea how late you are?” The first one to greet you in Gnollish is Baldur Gatewarden, the founder of the fortress. His voice is harsh and unforgiving. “You are a whole damn minute late, gnolls. Shame on you.” He sighs. “I suppose it cannot be helped. In case you haven’t noticed – which would be a worrying case of absentmindedness from your part - we have a special guest. Look to your left.”

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Datz and you do as Baldur says and tilt your heads to the left. Your eyes immediately meet up with a male dwarf sitting on a chair with…wooden wheels? What a strange choice of a seating! You’ve never seen one like it before. A old-looking female dwarf stands behind the man, giving you and your pal an unfriendly look from over there. Goddamn, that's one UGLY humielet...

The sitting dwarf also looks elderly, but much more so than the woman. His hair and beard are white like snow, and his skin is surprisingly pale, almost as if all blood was drained from his body to the last drop. The man’s frail appearance would make him similar to a walking corpse if it wasn't for his sparkling yellow eyes, which bring great life to his gaze.

Something about the dwarf oozes experience and wisdom, instilling a strange sense of respect from you. This is the first humielet in the fortress to make you feel this way. Just looking him in his warm eyes gives you the impression of a sage with a heart of gold. It's amazing how first looks can tell so much sometimes...

“The holy man before you is Adramus, and the lady to his side is Turfida, his daughter” adds in Baldur. “Adramus is the oldest prophet in existence and one of the most prominent figures in dwarven history. In spite of his senility, His Eminence somehow predicted your arrival, gnolls."

The prophet’s gaze is astray, yet focused at the same time. It’s like he’s living in his own special world, but a part of him is still here, aware to his surroundings in his own way. You wonder if you should you greet him - maybe thank him for indirectly saving your butts. No one is telling you how to behave, but the Council might appreciate you doing that... or would they?

>“Sup”
>”Hewo, Mistew Adwamus”
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
>Walk up to the prophet and shake his hand
>Say nothing and wait for Baldur to continue speaking
>Write in

(QM note: I’ll try to aim for more frequent updates these days to make the meeting progress faster. Expect another one tomorrow)
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>>5091971
>>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
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>>5091971
>>Write in
"Hawkodesh buddy, a little help here."
Let's ask our angel buddy some help to come up with a good introduction to the guy who saved our hides.
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>>5091971
>“Sup”
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>>5091971
>>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”

>>5091959
>“Do you have ANY idea how late you are?” The first one to greet you in Gnollish is Baldur Gatewarden, the founder of the fortress. His voice is harsh and unforgiving. “You are a whole damn minute late, gnolls. Shame on you.”
I really fucking hate these short bastards
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
>Write in
Try to read the movements of their lips and tongue and how they sound out certain words. Perhaps we can learn how to speak more fluently in dwarvish without our thick accent?
>S K I L L C H E C K !
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>>5092056
We should keep the owo speak. It’s based.
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
Let's just say it's a speech impediment
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
Also, apologize to Baldur for our lateness
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
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>>5091971
>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
Let's at least start polite
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>>5091971
You do have some questions about proper behavior. Personally, you don’t give a damn about mannerisms, but dwarves seem to give those things a lot of importance, so you’ll try to avoid doing anything that angers them.

“How do we properly address the Council?” you ask the priest. “Is it ‘your Eminence’ or something?”

A smirk appears on the dwarf's face. “I commend you for caring to give us a good impression.” He clears his throat. “The right way to address a person that you’re not friends with - which includes all members of the Council - is by calling him ‘mister’, or ‘miss’ if it’s a woman, then follow with the dwarf’s name."

"For example...” His eyes dart at the ceiling as he tries to come up with one. “If you meet someone called Arthur Lightbeard, then you must address him by Mister Arthur. However, if you come to trust each other with the passing of time, then you may simply call him Arthur. Is that clear enough?”

“Yes” you nod. It sounds pretty simple, except for one thing. “What if we don’t know the dwarf’s name? Do we just say ‘mister’ or ‘miss’?”

The priest shakes his head. “No, that sounds childish. Just refer to the dwarf as ‘sir’ if it’s a man, or ‘ma’am’ if not. These manners apply to all dwarves, with the exception of priests – and ESPECIALLY High Priests like me. You may only refer to us as ‘your Eminence’ or by calling us ‘Father’.”

“Why Father? You’re not my dad” Daitzsa asks, voicing the question you also had in mind. The dwarf frowns at her words. “I am obviously not speaking of Father in a biological sense" he explains with an unamused voice. "I'm a Father in the sense that I am the spiritual leader of dwarves, as I guide them through the path of Anu, just like a dad guides his son through childhood. Do you understand now?”

“Ohh, so you're like the shaman of our tribe!” Daitzsa exclaims. The priest slowly nods with his eyes closed. "Yes, sort of... but unlike shamans, I lead people through a GOOD path, not one of doom. Now, is that everything or...?"

“Just one last question” you say, hoping that you’re not tiring him out. “Are there any special customs we need to know before going in the Chamber?”

“The same customs that you must keep in mind for all formal instances” he explains. “Do not ask personal questions, do not stick your fingers in your nose, do not interrupt a dwarf while he speaks, and so on. I am sure you can figure the rest on your own. Basically, just don’t do what would make YOU uncomfortable if a stranger did it. Understood?”

>”Gweetings, youw Eminence”
Get ready to kiss his hand if he offers it.
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Alright, here you go. You’re going to follow Aaron’s tips on good manners and greet the guy that saved your lives in a dwarven-approved way.

“Gweetings, youw Eminence” you say in the most respectful tone you can come up with, though this stupid accent of yours makes it hard to sound serious. “Fenk u fow saving my life and my fwiend’s. I owe you one.”

Daitza looks at you in mild confusion, not understanding your dwarven words. “Uh… whatever Hyeny is saying, I agree!”

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The prophet returns a silent stare, not even bothering to look at Daitza… and suddenly, he opens his mouth to speak, much to the surprise and shock of everyone in the room. His voice is raspy and low, though still clear enough for you to understand - mostly because he addresses you in your home language.

“I commend you, my fluffy friend, for enduring these silly mannerisms just to give us a good impression. Now behold, faithless men! Among the twelve nieces, he who is weak, foolish and farthest from His light was taken from the lair of beasts, and the redeemed son of savagery has become Anu’s pawn of justice to shame the strong, wise and virtuous! All your hearts, tainted by envy and grandiosity, shall soon be humbled!”

With those words, the dwarf goes silent and closes his eyes. The Council members, Arthur and the prophet’s daughter all stare at each other, not knowing how to react. You don’t really understand what’s going on, but Aaron, the other High Priest, eventually mutters a response with a trembling voice. “It’s… it’s been years since Adramus spoke with such clarity! His Eminence, please tell us more! We need your wisdom more than ever!"

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A few seconds pass by, and the strange prophet opens his eyes. Everyone in the Chamber is paying total attention to what he’s going to say…

“Ho, boy! I'm starving for a peanut butter sandwich.”

… What?

Adramus looks at his frowning daughter. “Sweetie, back when our people were slaves, the food was freaking terrible! You wouldn’t believe it if you weren’t there. My tongue cried in delight the first time I tasted that sweet, savory yellow paste from the heavens. It was… ehh… uh…”

You hear a bunch of sighs coming from the other dwarves. The prophet is unable to finish his weird idea and abruptly changes the topic as he meets your eyes. A smile appears on his face. “… By Ragnar’s beard! A DOG! Aww, what happened to your eye?! Come here, boy! Lemme’ give you a few headpats!”

“He’s not coming back” explains the daughter with an irritated voice. “Gentlemen, may I take my father to his chambers? He needs to rest.”

Aaron raises his hand and shyly shakes his head, but Baldur’s commanding voice overshadows the priest’s weak gestures, which nobody other than you paid any attention to. “Yes, yes. We understand. You may leave.”

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The daughter pushes the wheeled chair towards the exit of the Chamber, intending to leave with the prophet. However, he has a sudden outburst of anger and flails his arms around like crazy. “GRRRR!!! LET ME SPEAK, DISBELIEVERS!!! YOUR DEAFENED EARS NEED TO RECEIVE MY GNOLLEDGE!!! KNOW THAT THE FURRY WILL SAVE US ALL! WITH HIS CANINE HANDS EMPOWERED BY THE SKY FATHER, HE SHALL CLOSE THE DOORS OF HE-“

His shouting gradually vanishes as he gets further and further away from the room, until quietude sets in the Chamber. Datz and you stare at each other, impressed by what just happened. As odd as this encounter was, you take comfort in knowing that at least one dwarf in this fortress is certain that you are the Champion, even if he’s a bit nuts.

“As you can probably guess by what just transpired here, Adramus is not a trustable source of information” says the judge Tygus.

“Of course he isn’t” adds in the dwarf spokesman Blair, who glares at you. “As respectable as His Eminence may be, only a senile man would come up with a nonsensical idea like a gnoll being the Champion.”

The young dwarf’s remarks get a scowl from Baldur. “That’s no way to address your elders, brat! You’re speaking of Adramus here! If it wasn’t for him and Ragnar, dwarfkind would still be enslaved to humans!”

“Blair has a point, Baldur, even if he’s a tad too blunt in putting it.” Abdol, the mason, intervenes in the conversation. “There is no doubt that Adramus is a great prophet and a man of God, but many of his late… ‘predictions’ have turned out to be false or incomplete, hence why we must take everything he says with a grain of salt.”

“Yes… I suppose that is true.” Baldur sighs and stares back at you and Datz, his frown reappearing. “And that takes us to the very purpose of this meeting, gnolls. After a long deliberation of your case, we have come to a conclusion…”

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He makes a short pause before speaking again, his next words coming out with great severity. “Hyenus. Your story is, simply put, NOT believable. We are quite certain that the two of you were sent by demons in an attempt to disrupt our faith in Anu and destroy our morale.”

“WHAT?!” Daitza and you exclaim, shocked by the dwarf’s accussations. This has got to be a joke! Sent by demons?! Hawkodesh is right – these humielets will come up with the craziest excuses to avoid acknowleding your championship!

“We are NOT sent by demons, you stupid midgets!” shouts Daitza with fire in her eyes. “We hate them as much as you do! Don’t you see th-“

“Midgets?!” says the entire Council in unison - with the exception of Aaron, who covers his face with his hands –. They all give your buddy a furious scowl, who goes quiet as she realizes she incurred their wrath.

Baldur stands up, slamming his hands on the table. “We do NOT take kindly to being insulted, especially by lowly creatures such as yourselves. This is your first and only warning, young lady – be quiet and show more respect, or you will be punished for not knowing your place!”

“Datz…” You put a hand on her shoulder. “Calm down. This is not looking good for us.”

She closes her eyes and clenches her fists, taking a deep breath... and nods without saying anything. You hope she doesn’t have another one of these fits during the meeting – that will surely end in a disaster.

Baldur sits down and proceeds to elaborate on his false accusations. “We have plenty of reasons to doubt the veracity of your story. First of all – there is NO proof that you are Mirabelle’s son, and even if you were, it does not mean that you are loyal to Anu. She stopped visiting our fortress over ten years ago - for all we know, she could have been found out by her tribe or just didn't want to return anymore. In either case, you and your companion could be using her name to earn our trust more easily!”

The Council nods at every one of Baldur's words, with the exception of Aaron, who sits there with his eyes closed. “Besides, just because you two arrived to the fortress with grave injuries and being persecuted by demons doesn’t mean it wasn’t all a ruse to make your story believable. Demons are masters of deception, after all! Mind you - this also resulted in the death of many of our soldiers who were sent to your rescue, which merits a most painful punishment in case we DO find out you are nothing but filthy liars...”

The dwarf looks like he’s about to go on to tell you even more excuses. You’re not sure if you should wait for him to finish, or intervene while you still can and try to defuse some of the bullshit he has spouted so far - or at least to defend yourself in some way or another.

>Intervene (Write in)
>Let him continue
>Write in
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>>5093217
>>Intervene (Write in)
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>>5093217
>Let him continue
>When he's done, smirk, sprout our wings, bask in their incredulity, and walk out, stating as we leave 'I may not be the dwarven champion you expected, but I am the Champion of Anu. I'll begin my training tomorrow.'

I'm curious as to how creative their delusions, and how far they will take this. I will say, we don't need to justify or explain ourselves to them, let them decide they were wrong on their own.
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>>5093217
>>5093230
Supporting.
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>>5093217
>>Write in
We need to ask Hawkodesh for advice here, we can't keep on antagonizing the dwarves anymore or else we risk just losing their support forever. We need a way to convincingly prove that we are Anu's champion, right here, right now.
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>>5093217
>>5093230

>>When he's done, smirk, sprout our wings, bask in their incredulity, and walk out, stating as we leave 'I may not be the dwarven champion you expected, but I am the Champion of Anu. I'll begin my training tomorrow.'

We should find a way to (respectfully) address their own delusions before we walk out of here.
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>>5093217
>Intervene (Write in)
>"You want the twuth? Then I give it fweely." and reveal wings
I don't know if this will set pants to no and I don't care, we need to put a sock in the idea we're demonic spies immediately
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>>5093236
Why, when they are treating us with such disrespect? Instead of taking Anu's Will and Prophet with a bit more dignity and respect, they instead decided to insult both and Anu's Champion with such insults and disregard. We are meant to shake them out of their delusions, not respectfully disagree and have them continue deluding themselves. Only the shock of witnessing Anu's power, which He bestowed upon us instead of any dwarf (however deserving), will make them realize that their excuses hold no weight and that their decision was one of ego and bias.
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>>5093248

Fair point.

Make it a side-order of slap-in-the-face shock then. >>5093236
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>>5093248
It's neither here nor there about how justified their superstition is, but walking out is just ridiculous and would be ditching our opportunity to FINALLY talk to the council for real
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>>5093255
But this isn't a real talk. They are blinded by prejudice and hate, and our word will fall on deaf ears. We need to convince them that they should listen and heed our words, not speak when they will not hear a word of it. Action speak louder than words, so let Anu's actions speak for themselves and let the dwarves reconsider their decisions.
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>>5093217
You guys remember how Farren is possessed by an evil demon? I got a clever idea to test out a theory.
Aaron is a high priest of Anu, so it stands he should possess holy powers such as the "Light of Anu" among other things. Our version of the power is only level 1 from what I know, where as if Aaron possesses the power, he should theoretically have a stronger variant since he's been a practiced priest longer than we've been Anu's champion.

>Write in
What I propose is that we make eye contact with the priest to get his attention, before politely raise our hand to ask sir Baldur that we may please have the opportunity to show them we are no puppet of those filthy, disgusting, conniving demons. We could kindly ask his Eminence High Priest Aaron if he would bless us where everyone can see his work his miracle, which would coincidentally be at the center of the room, but we should move slightly off the the center and roughly closer to Farren (guy sitting at the left end of the desk >>5091959 here.) We'll kiss his hand if he offers it.

We could beg that high priest Aaron absolve us of the taint of evil and savagery by blessing us with the "Light of Anu", so our soul might be baptized in his light. I'm hoping that Aarons better version of "Light of Anu" increases it's radius, in addition to affecting DEMONS and those CONTROLLED by them. With any hope it will work. If the council members need further proof, we state that we feel the power of Anu flowing through us, then carefully remove our shirt to show them our wings. THEN, we can use the Light of Anu power.

>>5093230
I have a strong feeling they might not like that.

>>5093264
They are blind, but maybe we should take this more carefully?
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>>5093230
>>5093236
>>5093239
Can we agree to take off the shirt so we don't ruin it?
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>>5093217
>Intervene (Write in)
It’s clear that they will deny any evidence we present them, so let’s just ask them how we can prove that we are Anu’s champion.
Also, could we cure Adramus’es possible brain damage and get him out of his wheelchair with a high enough level of body restoration?
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>>5093321
>I have a strong feeling they might not like that.

Of course they’re not going to like having proof of our own divinity, but we aren’t here to be polite and play nice, but to show them how far they have fallen from Anu’s Light and to get them back on the right path. It ain’t gonna happen without controversy and shaking things up, especially with Farren on the Council. There’s a reason why Anu chose a Gnoll, not a Dwarf, as his champion, and it wasn’t just for us to be polite and talk around subjects.

>>5093322
I mean, sure. It’ll be less cool though, and I imagine Daisy would be more than happy to sew up any rips, especially once she realizes that they came from our wings.

>>5093352
The evidence will be our wings.

I like the healing idea, but I’d like to try to heal the dwarves at the infirmary first though, if you don’t mind.
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>>5093352
>how we can prove that we are Anu’s champion.
Wings. Spam our last Light of Anu spell so we can level up the power. Receive blessings.

>could we cure Adramus’es possible brain damage and get him out of his wheelchair with a high enough level of body restoration?
If we're somehow able to cast Light of Anu frequently enough to reach beyond level 4, possibly. Hopefully.
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>>5093239
Supporting this
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And I vote against just walking out of the chamber after showing wings. It will make the council hate us more at best or get us killed at worst.
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>>5093374
>get us killed

Killing Anu’s Champion for simply leaving? That gave me a chuckle. Besides, they already hate us, I doubt we’ll Talk-no-jutsu them into becoming our friends in this meeting.
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LMAO at the non-euclidean doorframe
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>>5093382
Hawk fren did suggest we at least try to play nice with the dwarves, or at least tolerate them.
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>>5093413
And we are tolerating them, and revealing our status and having them reflect on it silently is better that arguing and nitpicking their delusions. If we don’t entertain the obvious bullshit, we’ll get shit done quicker, and not being recognized as Anu’s Champion is so BS even our angel friend was furious when he learned of this development.
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>>5093217
Do the wing reveal AFTER we take our shirt off
Do NOT leave the meeting room
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>>5093387
perspective was probably invented by demons to keep artists submissive and terrified, this is why the egyptians and medieval monks just straight up did not use it
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>>5093217
>>Intervene (Write in)
Ask why someone free of demonic taint would willingly work with demons
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>>5093387
It's.... errr, a demon creating an optical illusion.

>>5093218
>Intervene

>>5093239
>"You want the twuth? Then I give it fweely." Reveal wings

>>5093352
>Ask them how we can prove that we are Anu’s champion

>>5093479
>Reveal wings AFTER we take our shirt off, and do NOT leave the meeting room

>>5093667
>Ask why someone free of demonic taint would willingly work with demons

>>5093232
>Ask Hawkodesh for help

>>5093321
>Put in motion a ploy to destroy Farren's demon while also revealing your powers


>>5093230
>>5093231
>>5093236
>Let him continue. When he's done, smirk, sprout wings, bask in their incredulity, and walk out, stating as we leave 'I may not be the dwarven champion you expected, but I am the Champion of Anu. I'll begin my training tomorrow.'

____________________

Looks like Hyenus will let Baldur say all the excuses he wants, after which he'll simply sprout his heavenly wings to put the humielets in their place.

This will be the main approach, though I may combine it with other write-ins if it's sensible enough. Asides from that, please vote for these two following choices:

1) Take off your shirt before sprouting your wings?
>Yes
>No, ripping it off is cooler

2) Walk out of the room after sprouting your wings, saying 'I may not be the dwarven champion you expected, but I am the Champion of Anu. I'll begin my training tomorrow.'
>Yes
>No
>Other
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>>5093816
>No, ripping it off is cooler.
Can Hyenus do it Kenshiro style?
>Yes
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>>5093818
>Can Hyenus do it Kenshiro style?
Sure. Would be fun to draw
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>>5093819
yey!
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Okay, looks like Hyenus will let Baldur finish speaking, then sprout his wings (ripping his shirt off) and walk out of the room with a badass one-liner.

This update will take me a while. May post it today late or tomorrow.
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I don't remember if we already used our healing, what if to prove our point even further we say something like, "And if you need further proof...", make a decent cut in your hand with your fangs, and immediately cure it with the power of Anu
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>>5093896
It might have been about 2 threads since the dorfs saved us but it hasn't been a day yet, and we used this day's healing on one of the fords in infirmary.
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>>5093864
God, dammit. I leave for work, and come back to this. Is it not too late to vote to stay? Can we do anything to make ourself seem more holy? Would using Light of Any affect Farren?
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>>5093864
What? I already said I didn't want us to leave
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>>5093943
>>5093990
Shhh, believe in us.
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>>5093943
>>5093990
Believe :^)
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>>5093990
Yeah, now that I look back to the votes I missed a few posts like yours that are against leaving.

Here's what we'll do. 3 IDS are in favour of walking out of the room (>>5093230, >>5093231 and >>5093236) and 4 IDS don't want to (>>5093255, >>5093374, >>5093479, >>5093943). I will reopen the votes in case there are more anons who want to have a say on the matter. If in 12 hours from now on it stays in favor of staying, then Hyenus won't leave the Chamber after saying his write-in dialogue.

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Walk out of the meeting after sprouting your wings?
>Yes
>No
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>>5094007
I am neutral on this matter.
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>>5094007
No
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>>5094008
Ah okay. I won't count your ID
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>>5094007
Let's stay, we do not want to be SIGMA arrogant. We need those midgets.
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>>5094007
>Yes
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>>5094023
My problem with staying is that even with the wings we ain't gonna convince them of jack shit, and arguing will only antagonize them since they see us as inferior. Better to make a statement and leave on a high note than ruin our impact by arguing how real our wings are.
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>>5094007
>>No
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>>5094008
And what happened to believing in us?
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>>5094064
I do.
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>>5094066
If you believed, you would put your money where your mouth is, not stay neutral on the subject.
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>>5094073
I believe in us, not you.
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>>5094076
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>>5094079
Fine, I take it back.

>>5094007
>Yes
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>>5094080
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walking out and saying nothing else is retarded, and leaves the corrupt dwarf that sits on the council that we know for a fact rapes the servents to influence and subvert the council, flashing our wings and walking out ensures we lose any chance at canceling out his lies and subversion of reality.

if you vote to walk out you are fucking us over and dooming us.
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>>5094007
>>No
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>>5094084
The sad fact is that they were always going to believe in Farren over us, and there's literally nothing we can do about it until we expose him as the demon worshipper that he is. The cards were always stacked against us, and we diminish our point with every petty argument we engage the Council over, and there will be many petty arguments against us being Anu's Champion.

Actions speak louder than words, and actions take time to show their virtue. Leaving won't doom us, or make our situation worse than it already is.
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>>5094095
well, we will see how the vote pans out, but I remember the last time we bamphed out our wings and it cost us our eye, and clanmates. So I just can't help but wonder what it will cost us this time
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>>5094106
We tied to Talk-no-jutsu out of that mess as well. It's why I think that words are useless here, and walking away is a better response than losing what little freedom we are afforded by these dwarves out prevoked spite from further arguments.
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>>5094007
>Yes
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>>5094007
No
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>>5094007
Yes
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>>5094007
>No
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>>5094007
>No
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>>5094007
>no
Fuck that. We're staying for Hawk bro. Plus I want to reveal Farrens demonicness. Ass blast hin with Anu's light!
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>>5094084
This. Fucking this! Walking out is just retarded as fuck!
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>>5094095
>>5094106
>and there's literally nothing we can do about it until we expose him as the demon worshipper that he is.
Or, or, we hit him with Aaron's Light of Anu spell. That will surely hurt his demonic side. If he shows any sign of suffering from the Light of Anu, that might bring about enough questions to hopefully cancel out his influence over other dwarves.
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>>5094281
Because attacking the member of the council after being accused of being a demon worshipper is somehow better than walking away from the delusions? Dude, they'll just believe that we cursed the dude and send us and Daitza to slave away in the mines for attacking a council member.

>>5094265
>>5094271
I honestly don't know what y'all expect to accomplish by antagonizing the dwarves, walking away from a poisoned council is better than trying to attack and besmirch one of it's members. It ain't gonna go well at all. They won't trust you over Farren, even with Anu's Light showing the truth.
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>>5094299
But then they would have to consider why the holy light was only affecting Farren when no one else was harmed. The dwarves of this fortress have been rendered retarded by his devils magics, but if we can banish the demon within him, they can be saved.
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>>5094305
The council is more likely to assume that we cursed Farren and take it as evidence that their delusions were right and that we are demon worshippers sent here to destabilize the dwarves. Why would they trust us, a feral gnoll they met not even three hours ago, over a trusted member of the council they've known their entire lives? Staying here to reveal Farren's demonic corruption will backfire on us, hard, and thinking this is a smart move is more delusional than the dwarves calling us demon worshippers. I wanted to free the gnolls slaves, not join them in the mines.
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>>5094299
I never talked about attacking anyone, I just think that walking out is stupid.
It's like going to a job interview, hearing a bunch of nonsense reasons why they won't employ you, and walking out saying "I will start work tomorrow"
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>>5094319
An easy solution would be to have Aaron use Light of Anu. They will either believe Aaron is evil, or Farren. Either result will end in Farren's death, or him getting freed from his demonic possession and thanking us or Aaron.
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>>5094322
Most of the anons that want to stay want to also attack Farren and reveal his demonic corruption, so I don't know why you're thinking that this is somehow an interview when Anu already hired us. The council clearly just want us fired, and we don't work for the dwarves, only Anu, so we're entirely within our rights to walk out and begin our training. Talking about how much they hate us being Anu's champion won't do us any favors.

>>5094332
Your assuming that they'll listen or allow Aaron to do that, and judging by >>5091959
>Something on their faces makes them appear much less friendlier than the first time. However, the priest Aaron refuses to meet your gaze and rather keeps his stare down, making his presence a very unassertive one compared to the other dwarves.
and all of >>5093217, he ain't gonna be of much help, especially since the dwarves already hate us. No one is going to Talk-no-jutsu their way into making the dwarves see reason (let alone like us) and having them see Farren as demon infected.
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>>5094341
>o we're entirely within our rights to walk out and begin our training.
The problem with that is some of the Dwarves won't care nor take kindly to ignoring them, using their facilities, and eating their food. That's one of my fears.

>Your assuming that they'll listen or allow Aaron to do that
There's nothing to say that he won't or couldn't try.
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>>5094396
We're meant to shake things up, and they wouldn't take kindly to us even if we bend over backwards and kissed their asses until they get to know us more personally. Besides, if we heal their wounded even that antagonistic dwarf in the infirmary will begin to respect us, and I know for a fact that the lobotomized dwarf will thank us for healing him. The council isn't the only way to get the dwarve's respect and consideration, but our direct good deeds and actions that they can't ignore. Virtue is self-evident in action, after all.

>There's nothing to say that he won't or couldn't try.
>However, the priest Aaron refuses to meet your gaze and rather keeps his stare down, making his presence a very unassertive one compared to the other dwarves.

That's a bit of an indication that Aaron will follow the council instead of his heart.
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>>5094402
>That's a bit of an indication that Aaron will follow the council instead of his heart.
Hawk did mention Aaron was bitch made and having some wavering faith problems. Maybe there's a way to word things in such a way to make it in the Council's interest to see Hyenus get hit by a Light of Anu, like say it would hurt.
This is the only opportunity I can see us making any head way against Farren. Nothing else comes to mind. You have any clues on beat that /fatguy/?
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>>5094417
Prove our credibility as Anu's Champion beyond any shadow of a doubt, and begin undermining him the the court of public opinion (for the dwarves) and his fellow council members. Then just zap him with Anu's light when we get the majority of the council and the people on our side.
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>>5094007
No.
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>>5094007
>Yes
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>>5094426
Thread 6 Hawk boy tells us a bunch of stuff about Farren, his soul connection to a powerful minion of lust, posts 4903254, 4903259, 4903290, and 4903338. Damn I need to read up on my homework some more.
So dwarves are so BIG EGO BRAINED that any beastfolk they fuck are almost always to be blamed for and burned at the stake. Slaves are too afraid to fight back against Farren less they get witch burned at a Crusaders AL Steakhouse.
Ah found it.

>"This demon grants Farren authority over any servant who refuses his advances, as well as any dwarf who would dare to question his motivations. It makes them feel that *they* are in the wrong for judging him or standing up to his actions, allowing this man to easily manipulate everyone into letting him do his bidding.”
This is the primary reason why I doubt most of the things you suggest and why I'm more gun ho with splooging him with Anu's Light, like a priest to a little boy. We say he's bad, we try to undermined him, we show him bonified proof we're Anu's champion, but that shitty demon is giving him a +19 to his charisma score of 1.
Farren can eat a cactus. Fuck em.
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>>5094007
Change my vote to a yes.
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>>5094007
>NEIN NEIN NEIN!
You retards are going to get us killed.
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>>5094440
I wanna say samefag, but there is a chance I might be wrong and these are just lurkers.
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>>5094438
The problem I find with attacking him directly with Anu’s Light is that Farren will manipulate any harm done as proof that we’re demon worshipers, as said in >>5093217
>Hyenus. Your story is, simply put, NOT believable. We are quite certain that the two of you were sent by demons in an attempt to disrupt our faith in Anu and destroy our morale
>We do NOT take kindly to being insulted, especially by lowly creatures such as yourselves.
>We have plenty of reasons to doubt the veracity of your story. First of all – there is NO proof that you are Mirabelle’s son, and even if you were, it does not mean that you are loyal to Anu. She stopped visiting our fortress over ten years ago - for all we know, she could have been found out by her tribe or just didn't want to return anymore. In either case, you and your companion could be using her name to earn our trust more easily!
>Besides, just because you two arrived to the fortress with grave injuries and being persecuted by demons doesn’t mean it wasn’t all a ruse to make your story believable. Demons are masters of deception, after all! Mind you - this also resulted in the death of many of our soldiers who were sent to your rescue, which merits a most painful punishment in case we DO find out you are nothing but filthy liars...

They ain’t gonna believe a word we say right now, which means that we’ll have to build up support within the community before we deal with Farren, not try and oust him immediately from the council. Talking without any credibility with this council or community will mean nothing, even with Anu’s will backing us. The best we can do is Shock and Awe them with our wing, and give them time to process what that means for themselves instead us giving them our conclusions for Farren to debunk immediately. That make any sense?
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>>5094452
I think I understand the point you're trying to make, but the part where our friend mentioned "This demon grants Farren authority over any servant who refuses his advances, as well as any dwarf who would dare to question his motivations. It makes them feel that *they* are in the wrong for judging him or standing up to his actions, allowing this man to easily manipulate everyone into letting him do his bidding" makes it hard to convince an entire community that hes bad, when we should be focusing on strengthening yourself for the final confrontation.
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>>5094453
Then we shouldn’t engage in verbal spars on Farren’s terms, and just focus on getting stronger at the moment. I don’t see what we stand to gain from talking to a snake in his den.
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>If you reject me now, and you are proven wrong, you'll lose a champion, and precious time we really can't waste. Give me a trial to prove myself.
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>>5094007
>Yes
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>>5094470
>"A trial of dwarven sacrifice," suggests Farren, "where the cute doggy may not speak or rest with his companion Daitza for a month. A simple trial for any loyal follower of Anu, surely."

I dunno what to do, but giving opportunities and ammunition to your opponents is certainly something I believe we should avoid.
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>>5094106
Difference being that one group are demon worshippers who thought we betrayed them and their deity and another being Anu worshipping dwarfs who doubt our championship. Worst case scenario they come up with more bullshit saying we arent the champion.
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>>5094502
Worst case they send us to the mines.
>>5094486
"We don't have a month, and Daitza needs Anu's presence." But yeah, I understand your point.
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>>5094007
>NO
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>>5094512
Yeah, it's a thing of abusable arguments, and providing arguments he can use against us. We could deliberately construct one with the intent he'll try to use it against us, but deceiving a practiced manipulator with bait is dangerous if they call the bluff. Considering he has a demon on call, we'd need to gain a level in 3D chess this minute with a profound write-in. Ain't gonna hold my breath.

The worst case is we don't get any support from the dwarves because Farren's demon, whom knows exactly who we are/why we are here, may instruct him to move the council to prevent our training. Which, currently, he will not need to do as they're readying their refusal by committee.

Anu's whole "character arc" with these little shits is Anu being unable to reach them with the spirit of his words. He liked all the seemingly demonically untainted creatures, with an unrealistic and highly flawed perceptions which means his every decision and blessing either would or will backfire due to a lack of mortal perspective, but the Dwarves took it personally and upon themselves to call themselves the CHAMPION RACE of Anu.

Anu told us the dwarves won't be reasoned with on words alone. So, we need to be a bit more patient and apply some brute force cunning here. Or victory doesn't necessarily exist in convincing them we're the champion, that was Anu's idea. And he's an idiot tier god. Keep in mind, including Hawkodesh, they've been miraculously wrong about everything when it comes to actual factual diplomacy, they are not good at it. They sent us here because it's the place hell can't reach yet that has the % of resources and support able to aid our mission. We only need that. Their delusions are not going to be shaken from their current position of strength.

Especially since their starting argument here is that their HEAD PRIEST is somehow being deceived by a demonic strategy which is itself an odd admission of weakness that we must conveniently be a part of since that's the only way their arguments work. The reaching here is practically protestant or literally lutheran. Anu selected a Gnoll to prove the Dwarves wrong. Anu... never realized that kind of act means his loyal followers will just double dumb down.

What we need to do is convince enough of them fundamentally of the fact that we deserve some of their support in THEIR holy war for the holy power Anu has granted us which at least proves that their God believes his power exists for all creatures lowly (us) and high, and that if they're unconditionally virtuous in their faith, they need not take it as an insult but take it as proof of their faith.

If they permit us to use it for them. As I see it, if we don't use the truth to, albeit conditionally, to deceive them then we're not going to be convincing even with physical acts of holy power.
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>>5094557
Conditioned permission, simple visible acts of proof, being open to dialogue, and not acting how they expect a gnoll savage to act like, are what will take the tenets that Anu literally beamed into our dumb dog skull and meet the communicable difference to their own. We don't need to ask for much, even. They are afraid of what it means for Anu to choose a Gnoll. We can not fight that fear, because Farren's sitting right there and will fan it the instant we make an argument or a move that let's that happen. Or worse, he won't need to.

To that effect,
>>5094007
>No
Let him finish speaking and don't interrupt. They're delusional and wrong, telling them that or fleeing in a show won't get an iota of their aid. The formation of our argument should be reliant on their idea of their faith, backed up by our own direct acts, not stories.

I'm kind of actually meta pissed off we've spent three months on this day to only get this far, but really, we should ask them what the cost of their faith is if they can't trust that Anu is willing to share his strength with non-dwarven mortals. In a slightly more diplomatic wording than just that. It's kind of a big point, actually, that it wasn't just Anu; we chose to be the champion ourselves. Our entire being hinges on that not being a mistake. We could have not. Anu made it into a whole big metaphorical Gnoll walking through the stars thing, to impress us. He brought us our Mom, because mortals like their parents. Oh my god Anu is such an actual jackass, but he's got good intentions. We chose to ignore Gnollrek possibly telling the truth that Anu would rather Gnolls cease to exist at an indeterminate point in the future. We weighed the morality of abandoning our people and species for what might be forever, in favor of a world full of people we don't actually know, which includes them. We made the choices that brought us here, and they have no obligation to us to help us, because any obligation only exists between as as Allies within the same faith; a faith they are choosing to use as a shield against reason, while we want to use our faith and theirs as weapons to kill hell.

At some point, calmly telling them we're utterly furious and beyond the pale would be a better proof of faith than wings because it's exactly how they are with their own. Don't do that of course, but boy do they deserve some of our honesty. No true champion, nay, no true follower of Anu would take this bullshit. It's not even a matter of right or wrong, their God forgave demonically influenced and undwarven non-followers, we saw a whole power point presentation of undwarven angels in our vision, Anu wants all mortals to be on the same side regardless of the natural or otherwise egocentric barriers, or species. asjdAISDdfns

Just asking them if they believe that Anu doesn't want THAT would probably boil their united fucking braincell and I'd love to see it. Good god the dwarves and demons really deserve each other.
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like listen here you little shits you're not locked in this fortress to test our faith we're here to test yours ANGRUYRY
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and fuck if so many things can be OH SO CONVINCINGLY twisted by demonic manipulations it would LITERALLY MEAN YOUR FAITH IS POWERLESS AGAINST THEM ffs
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>>5094557
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>>5094573
Holy shit bro, you just posted more text in a single session than OP. You deserve the award for the biggest rant on the setting to date. Your wall of text was so big that I started wondering when this became a thesis on theology.
Like yeah bro, Anu is a cunt and an idiot for being so intrusive and failing to guide the manlets, and dwarves are so stupid they disprove natural selection, but did you really need to kill my text rendering library to explain that?
And alas, you just had a meltdown on your last posts. Are you okay? you should relax for a while, it’s just low-res furries.
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>>5094657
Four threads ago we chose. We opened our mouth and swallowed Anu's power whole. We shoved the protagonist stone up our ass and deep into our transverse colon anon it is lodged there in a magically non-constipating position like a holy prostate we milk for blessings and spells for us to coom upon ourselves and our allies, like Luna, in the upcoming holiest of wars and theeeese dorfs think they can style on us after what is effectively months worth of misplaced ideals I'm only a little, tiny tiny bit, mad. I'm gonna dilate with *legal drugs tho, it's no biggie. It's not a big deal, really. Yup. Everything is gucci and serene. Haha.
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>>5094662
Normally I would recommend you to take meds, but in this case you should drop whatever is making you come up with your wording.
This is a warning.
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>>5094665
Haha it thinks I need meds. It should primer its dockets before it gets the texts again.
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>>5094671
I warned you, prepare to be pacified.
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>>5094676
GnollQM is happy about all this discussion, trust me, as a QM
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>>5094457
More problems with that is we would be undermined by Farren doing whatever it is he does with people, to the other beastfolk, and anything to us if his demon lord wishes for him to hinder our pursuit of gains. So long as he still draws breath I'm worried he'll try something with Datz, and we'll continue to jump through hoops to not deal with his shit and ensure he doesnt touch her. I would greatly prefer he be either dead, his connection with his demon severed so he doesnt have his "+100 Charisma" power, or something better. Anything that takes away his power would make convincing people that hes a little shit exponentially easier, even if the dwarves get all up in arms about it. If they try to strike us down we can ask Hawk if his dad is feeling particularly smiteful today.

Other anon >>5094557 is sorta right in a few points, one that I share the same sentiment with is dealing with this trial irl for months, and possibly having to wait several more months as we slowly build up a rapport and create some lawsuit against Farren, that would take a whole irl year. It's all so tiring.

>>5094512
Technically we have a guaranteed month to get stronger. The second month we are also afforded, but shit is kinda almost fucked. After two months have elapsed we are guaranteed fucked.
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>>5094559
>we've spent three months on this day to only get this far
It's at least 7
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and this is the sad part of quests that have long breaks between threads some players really care about what happens and other say lolz do this for the memes even if it will fuck us.

I think the best example of that was the old post rapture left behind quest were anons abandoned the plan build up over 3 threads to yolo is for a meme
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>>5094559
>refusing their authority and walking away from this farce
>considered fleeing

May I mention that this isn't a vote to interrupt and walk away, but to let him finish with his bullshit excuses, show him our wings, and leave them saying we don't recognize their authority on this matter. I just fail to see the point in talking to people we know are bullshitting in bad faith.

>>5094708
We're going to be undermined anyway no matter what we do, only difference is that we'd be accepting the authority of a council influenced by Farren, not indifferent or rejecting their authority in this matter, as they cannot dictate Anu's Will in this matter, especially by committee. To entertain their nonsense by staying and arguing will only validate their delusion, not make them see reason.

Besides, a feral gnoll attacking Farren openly is something the council won't tolerate in any capacity, even if it's by Anu's Will. You'd be doing more damage to our cause than simply rejecting their authority in this matter (since it's not theirs to decide, but Anu's, with Aaron representing him) and walking away. Attacking Farren right now is out of the question.
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walking out will prove to be as big a mistake as popping out our wings in front of the tribe. I would say I hope chat will learn from the incoming punishment but I have been questing long enough to know anons never learn.
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>>5094761
Explain to me what we hope to accomplish by talking to people we know are bullshitting us in bad faith, especially since we're the equivalent of a free African tribal talking to a council of white slave-owning masters in the Deep South about trusting us over their fellow countrymen and council member. If you can explain that to me and it's entirely reasonable, I will vote the other way.
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>>5094768
Again. Aaron using Light of Anu.
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>>5094761
>the old post rapture left behind quest were anons abandoned the plan build up over 3 threads to yolo is for a meme
What did I miss?

>>5094768
Still a good point to get rid of the demonic influences within the Fortress as soon as possible, rather than ignoring it and pretending it doesnt exist, or dedicating time to building reports with the dwarves against Ferren, when we could instead be getting stronger.
The fat man is a distracting that needs to be dealt with sooner than later. Oh and I guess raping beastfolk is bad I guess.
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>>5094777
Bartering to not be thrown in their mines on the conditions of healing their wounded. Alternatively, we can just go and do that upon our own agency, the only problem is guards stopping us from helping. I believe it's best we don't actively foment that form of confrontation, as it would prove their arguments aren't in bad faith.

All of this is fundamentally to buy time and trust by not falling to their expectations. There are the more local demons we need to deal with directly, but we need power and information for that.

For mitigating their bad faith bullshittery I want to hear what their excuses are, as they'll be giving us the foundations of what we're going to break. Although I dislike them, their reasoning here specifically and thus far isn't insane. A tribal with holy powers gets into the fortress with demons on their heels, Gnolrek is crafty. Demons could gain most of the info we've told them, so that one in particular is an understandable if illogical degree of fear. There is more than just the council listening to our words, as the servants have told us, so that's also a part of it.

I do see what you mean. They're not gonna just believe us, because we're unbelievable. Their belief can't be earned with stories, so we don't use them. Anything we say has to deliberately sidestep those notions. So long as we come out of this meeting without heading towards some punishment chamber, the mines, or corralled into our room, that's a win. I'm more worried about them using anything negative we do as an excuse to disengage us from, well, everything here. After we've bought some time not acting like a haughty savage we should ideally spend that time wisely to fortify the options we have in making actual progress.

How they respond to our wings is pretty important here. If they choose to incarcerate us over our little 6 limbed striptease I'll support killing them all right this instant. You have my word. If they're that dumb, the dwarves as a whole race were a lost cause from the start and it just means Anu was wrong again, as pected. If they don't deserve Anu's affection and can't help us we'll go get sent to the mines to train the way this journey started (with a pick to the wall) and rally the beastfolk with blessings and raze the fortress from within. Beastfolk are growing the Dwarves food, after all. Wonder how much Gnoll shit and spit they've eaten over the years. You know, we are a Paladin. Genocide is always on the table.

>>5094804
>>5094807
Time bought would be for ideas such as these, which each sound fine to me.
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>>5094701
Passion. This is what questing ought to be about.

Looks like most people don't want Hyenus to walk out of the meeting after sprouting the wings, so he won't do that. I'm feeling physically tired right now so the update may or may not come out today, but it's gonna pack a lot of stuff (including a quick clarification by Hawkodesh on Farren's influence over the Council) so hopefully the wait is worth it.
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>>5094852
I wish to cuddle and make friends with dogbolds.
Has Luna and Anu considered taking Dogbolds, Goblins, Kobolds, and other beast folk as followers? Maybe we could tell Bark about the Dogbolds, then he can relay that information to Luna for potential followers.
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>>5094886
Honestly why doesn't Anu just give all the beast people lvl 1 Bless? baka, turd of a god.
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>>5094890
He probably did at first, then noticed they were still killing each other. Shit must had been like a battle royal when the world was first created.
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>>5094852
>Looks like most people don't want Hyenus to walk out of the meeting after sprouting the wings, so he won't do that.

YES, HOLY FUCK, THANK GOD!
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>>5094804
The problem is he'll be bullied by peer pressure instead of listening to us right now.

>>5094807
Your assuming we have the political power to affect Farren when this council is about to revoke our official status as Anu's Champion, or that we can walk up and Holy Light the man without negative consequences in our training sessions.

>>5094817
>Bartering

We are Anu's Champion, bartering cheapens the virtues of us healing the dwarves in the first place, and would play right into Farren's hands by suggesting us to be more of a mercenary or merchant than an altruistic champion of Anu.

>I believe it's best we don't actively foment that form of confrontation

The problem I have with that logic is that we wouldn't be fermenting that type of confrontation by leaving a tense meeting, not by trying to increase the tension by engaging the bad faith arguments the council has decided to sanction.

>All of this is fundamentally to buy time and trust by not falling to their expectations.

But they are expecting a confrontation and arguments to the contrary, not a walkout with wings.

>For mitigating their bad faith bullshittery I want to hear what their excuses are

I agree, which was why I voted to be silent until they've finished with their excuses, show our wings, and walk out. I don't want to engage their arguments because they're bad faith, and if they're operating in bad faith then they won't take any of our words into consideration anyway. All we'd be doing is provoking them with our arguments, not helping calm the situation down.

>I'm more worried about them using anything negative we do as an excuse to disengage us from, well, everything here.

Disagreeing and walking away from a heated argument isn't negative, and won't result in an excuse to bar us from public accommodations (food, training, etc.)

>How they respond to our wings is pretty important here.

I agree, which was why I was going for the shock and awe tactic, and disengage from the discussion to let them stew on our wings and their choice. That'll make more of an impact than prevoking an argument immediately after and have the make excuses on the fly without having the fully process what they've just witnessed, because I imagine a savage gnoll with Anu's wings will be a lot to process for one meeting. (Akin to a African tribal sprouting wings in front of the Christian white slave-owners after they spent the better half of the hour denouncing the notion).

>Genocide is always on the table.

Let not go full Anakin yet, Anu wanted to reform the dwarves, not slaughter them all. (Would love a Hyenus version of pic related drawfags, if y'all don't mind.)
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Also a drawing of a Gnoll Quest version of the Star Wars Younglings meme, but switch out the kids for the humielets.
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>>5094886
>Has Luna and Anu considered taking Dogbolds, Goblins, Kobolds, and other beastfolk as followers?
They try, but most of them are unfortunately too high on demon roids to listen. Some still praise forest spirits, but the majority worship Xarzar, the Devil of Cowardice.

Like gnolls in the distant past, 'prey' beastfolk didn't take it kindly to humans and dwarves invading their homelands, but since they were too weak and fearful to fight back (an issue the forest spirits did not help them overcome) they turned to Xarzar, whose influence exacerbated their desire of revenge to sadistic proportions. And so, with the aid of their new demon patron, they held their ground by resorting to backstabbing, abductions and spreading curses of death and diseases to fend off both humans and humielets alike.
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>>5095063
What about the few Dogbolds Hyenus spare with his mighty YIP! back in the early threads? Surely there are holdouts of dogbolds? Perhaps the weakest of the weak who might be used as sacrifices for their stronger kin, or soft hearted ones that were like us. What of the Wolf Bolds or whatever they were called?

Goblins?
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>>5095019
I’m no artist but...
>Also that baby yoda in the background
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>>5095079
Based
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>>5095077
>What about the few Dogbolds Hyenus spare with his mighty YIP!
Those were Xarzar followers and would have done very bad things to you if they could. Dogbolds aren't as pack united as gnolls are, so yes, they do sacrifice their laziest and most useless members. They also capture other sapients whenever they get the chance, including unwary lone gnolls hunting for boars near their dens. Dogbold servants in the fortress are far more amiable, so if you want to cuddle and befriend one these are the ones you should talk to.

By Wolf Bolds you mean wolf gnolls, right? There are 2 subtypes of gnolls in this setting: hyena and wolf gnolls, both known for their strength as well as their violent, sadistic and territorial nature. As for kobolds, there are 2 types: kobolds (completely lizardlike) and dogbolds (fluffy and doglike lizards).

Goblins make up the majority of demon worshippers on Aurus. Due to their nature and origins, they are completely uninterested in Forest Spirits and loathe Anu with all the might of their tainted hearts. Very hard for a goblin to become a follower of Anu, yessir.
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>>5095121
Sorry I meant the Molkaras, Wolf Slayers, and Tuff Ear tribes. They all gnolls? If the dogbolds are so cowardly, that might be a good chance for Luna to exploit. She can have critters spy on the sacrifices, then ambush them to rescue would be offerings.

>goblins not worshipping Luna
I call bullshit. Luna is green. Obviously they should be worshipping the green wolf since they themselves are green as well.
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>>5095128
Yeah but she is more of a light grass green instead of goblin green.
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>>5095128
>they should be worshipping the green wolf since they themselves are green as well.
Hey, can't argue with that logic. You might want to bring that up if you ever pay a visit to a goblin tribe. Maybe you'll manage to greenpill them.

Sadly, even if goblins wanted to worship forest spirits (which they don't), Luna and the other spirits don't want anything to do with those creatures. Why? You shall find out that and much more when you talk to your wolfy buddy in the abandoned mines.
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>>5095128
>They all gnolls?
Also yes, they're all gnolls.
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>>5095121
Which bolds like candles?
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>>5095158
Kobolds in the fortress like candles so much they chew on the wax when the dorfs aren't looking.

You know what kobolds like too? Flowers. Sadly, kobolds born in the fortress have never seen flowers, but they've heard dwarves mention how pretty they are. A certain kobold would love being gifted a flower from the surface.
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>>5095173
So we should ask Luna for a flower... and we should eat that flower. Got it. Sidequest logged.
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>Kobolds in the fortress like candles so much they chew on the wax when the dorfs aren't looking.

A quest, worthy of the drawfags! Bonus if you make the look both cute and funny as to save time (maybe pic related).

Also
>Quest Acquired
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>>5095173
Oh my gosh yas! We should ask Bark to snag a flower any any of those recovery herbs, or at the very least strength boosting herbs.
Would it be possible to train Bark in the arts of swolness? Feed him some cooked boar scraps, give him a hamster drip bottle filled with strength potion, telling him to lift dumbbells and run on a hamster wheel? If hes gonna ack as a delivery guy for us assuming hes willing, he might as well be strong enough to defend himself.
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>>5095173
Would it be possible to ask Hawkodesh to relay a message to some human worshippers of Anu to deliver some potion ingredients to the dwarf fortress, or close enough for us or Bark to grab them? I'm assuming some herbs (200% regeneration or strength boosting) are rare in the forest because they're grown wildly, while those grow domestically are more readily available. If the human needs to be compensated, would it be possible to have Bark deliver gold from the dwarves to the human?

Is the human camp still in the area or did they fuck off?
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>>5095173
Are we doing Q&A's? Where do all the veggies come from? Those blue flowers Luna used for graves seemed fairly common. Could Luna's kid bring us some? We'll give him some more belly rubs and food if he does.
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>>5095218
Bark can be your errand boy if you want, though you should probably ask Luna if she agrees with that.

>>5095226
You can ask Hawkodesh to relay that message, but in turn he will also ask his father if that's a sensible thing to do considering that human worshippers of Anu are being persecuted and can't risk being tracked down, not to mention venturing in the forest can be quite dangerous because of gnolls and all that. If there's no issue, it's likely they won't ask for a compensation. You may also ask the big guy himself if he can give them that message by ridding your mind of distractions and praying to him.

>>5095794
All the veggies are grown in underground farms located in the floors below, which are laboured by non-gnoll and non-goblin servants.

Next time you talk to Luna's kid, you can ask him to fetch you some of those blue flowers. They're easy to find.
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>>5095858
Could that human god of wine do us a favor and help deliver some herbs if it's not too much trouble?

Can the healing magic be used on plants to make them grow faster and more plentiful?

If we collect more top side herbs, can we grow them in these specialized underground gardens?

You remember the demoncap mushrooms that cause paralysis when eaten for a few seconds, or 24/hrs paralysis when consumed? Would it be possible to drink diluted solutions of the poisons (drinking 1/10 poison solution) to slowly build up a tolerance to it? Would drinking the diluted solution make us more stiff for 24 hours, paralyzed for only a few hours, or both of those for only a few hours? I had the idea of drinking them ever night when we sleep since we dont do anything while resting.

When asleep, could we speak with an angel or Anu and learn how to channel Anu's power better?

Would priests of Anu and his spell casters be more considerate in teaching Hyenus how to magic better? I figured, since we are restricted to 1 spell casting, per spell, every 24 hours, we might as well learn as many spells as we can.
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>>5095858
Early on back when Hyenus was still a member of his tribe, there was an option for him to train his fighting skills with one of the male members of his tribe, because tutoring makes him learn faster? Is Arthur a proficient enough trainer? Does he know any dwarves better than him who would be willing to tolerate a gnoll?
>training: fitness, endurance, stamina, flexibility, accuracy, unarmed combat, armed combat

Are there nutritional supplements or vitamins Hyenus can consume?

Can Hyenus learn first aid or healer stuff so he can heal himself with mundane means? Disinfectant, bandaging, sewing up flesh.

If we had Hyenus tied us in chains to a sturdy metal or stone structure, then had the most plump milf tier dogbold (his favorite kind of food) pour gravy all over her body while he had an empty stomach, would that be a good way to train his WILLPOWER? Would a more effective means of training his willpower be to pray and learn from the priests?

The last time Hyenus made the regeneration potion, it was "okay" tier and healed at a rate of 2.4x. He also only cooked it for 10 minutes. You said that it requires 30 minutes to properly cook a potion. Was Hyenus'a first potion only Meh tier because he didnt cook it for the full 30 minute ?

The regeneration potion requires 5 Yamanenes and 1 Purplevera. The Purplevera is the rare of the two. Can we make the regeneration potion, then pour it over the remaining stem of the Purplevera still in the ground, and just continue harvesting the Purplevera until the potion has run its course?

>KNOWN TECHNIQUES
>1) Kick: Unarmed technique. +30 Roll Modifier to Damage Score, -20 Roll Modifier to Accuracy Score
>2) Quick Punch: Unarmed technique. +20 Roll Modifier to Accuracy Score, -30 Roll Modifier to Damage Score
We not using these anymore?

When Daitzsa us healthy enough, can she tutor Hyenus on how to be nimble, quick, sneaky, and her signature after image technique?

If Hyenus can cure Natasha's blindness, would that help convince her to abandon Gnorlek? If restoring her eye sight isnt enough, what about the power of Hyenus's cock?

Since the Nu Beard faction wants to contact the humans for help, would they be slightly less racist overall to Hyenus compared to the pioneers?

Can Bark smell the lust demon connecter to Farren, or any other demonic presence in the Fortress?

Sorry for the wall. I just recently read through all the threads and have been compiling a stack of questions.
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>>5095891
>Sorry for the wall
No probs. I'll answer the questions after finishing and posting the next update. For now I can quickly address the first one

>Could that human god of wine do us a favor and help deliver some herbs if it's not too much trouble?
Unfortunately no. Human gods want absolutely nothing to do with Anu and his followers.
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>>5095908
To clarify: there's only one human god who became a follower of Anu, and that's Zimri-Dagan (that one red star on the night sky). He's the only exception. The others don't want to hear anything about Anu.
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>>5094665
shut up backseat janitor
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>>5075019
This took me too long to realize that this is the Human settlement.
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>>5095911
Will Hyenus's size scale with his Level and Strength? Can we get a giga gnoll?
What's the natural level cap of gnoll compared to Hyenus's?
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Sorry for the delay anons. Christmas and all. The update will be ready and posted tomorrow 26th.

>>5097430
Hyenus' size will scale with his power. Every 10 levels, he will notice the difference. The natural level cap of most gnolls is 10 on average, but that's with intense and prolonged training - in practice, most hit level 4-5. Keep in mind level 1 is as strong as an average male human, but considered weak by gnoll standards. At level 7 (your current level), your power is slightly above the average gnoll's and makes you quite strong by human standards.
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>>5098103
>The natural level cap of most gnolls is 10 on average, but that's with intense and prolonged training - in practice, most hit level 4-5. Keep in mind level 1 is as strong as an average male human, but considered weak by gnoll standards. At level 7 (your current level), your power is slightly above the average gnoll's and makes you quite strong by human standards.
How did we already reach 7? Are bloodseekers stronger than average gnolls?
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>>5098103
>>5098126
Merry christmas btw
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>>5098126
By fighting Daitzsa recently, and several threads worth of questing.
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>>5098126
>>5098128
Merry christmas.

The average Bloodseeker is level 5, but those of Warrior rank are exceptionally strong compared to gnolls from other tribes, with most being around level 12, Rurk close to level 20 and alpha Willow in the mid 20s - a monster capable of soloing a small human settlement with the power of Bloodlust.

The recent fight with Daitza and the encounter with the two drunk dwarves pumped your level from 4 to 7.
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>>5098133
lmao I'm imagining a knee high Nikita punching soldiers in the dick.
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>>5098133
Holy shit! Gnolls in this world are actually terryfying.
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>>5098236
Also we're terrifying at our growth rate. We can square up in under a week at that growth
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>>5098445
In two to three we might be able to solo entire army of demons, or effortlesly bitch-slap Willow.
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You doubt the Council will believe anything you tell them. They will just come up with more crazy theories to dismiss your words… but still, you can’t stay put and do nothing. Something must be done to prove the paranoid midgets wrong. The question is: if talking is useless, then what could possibly convince the-

And suddenly, an idea comes to you. It’s simple, but it’s the best thing you can do in these circumstances. Baldur can ramble all he wants, because you’ve got a sweet surprise prepared for him and the others at the end of his speech…

The dwarf leader closes his eyes and takes a deep breath before speaking. “Perhaps the most baffling claim in your tale is that YOU,” He opens his eyes and points a finger at you, “A sixteen years old mutt that never experienced life outside his circle of demonic hellhounds, somehow became Anu’s hand of justice without needing to prove himself worthy. No trials, no ceremonies - nothing! It’s ludicrous! What does a tribal dog even *know* about justice, let alone how to uphold it?! All you gnolls care about is spilling innocent blood for the Devils! A filthy pet of demons, that’s what you are!”

‘That’s right!’, ‘Absolutely!’, ‘Well said!’ and other words of agreement come from the other members of the Council, with the exception of the High Priest, who cowers in his seat in silence. Baldur sighs and scowls, then resumes his speech. “The saviour must be the epitome of wis-”

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“Talking to gnolls is a waste of time.” Blair cuts the old humielet short, giving you and Datz a condescending look. “This is stupid. Why do we bother to engage with obvious demon followers? They should be executed immediat-“

Baldur slams his fists on the table like he did before. The dwarf’s face is red as a tomato. “Don’t interrupt me while I speak, brat! I’m TIRED of dealing with your constant impertinence! LEARN SOME GODDAMN MANNE- KUH KUH KUUH!...”

A fit of raspy coughing takes over the humielet, interrupting his rant. Tygus grabs from under the table a small transparent vase with water in it and hands it to the enraged midget. He drinks it to the last drop in less than two seconds and spends the next few recovering his breath.

“Psst…” Daitza whispers in your ear, “I’m ready when you are.” There is determination in her eyes – determination to escape this place… but you cannot give up yet, so you shake your head. “No. I have an idea. Wait for it.”

She stares at you in silence for a moment, then nods. “It’s your call, Hyeny… I trust you.”

“I know.”

2/1x
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Heh, Hyeny sounds like Heiney
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>>5098879
Sounds like hiatus

Jk
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Baldur is still getting his bearings, so you glance over at Farren. This guy threatened to accuse the two of you of domestic violence, but for some reason, he's been awfully quiet so far. It’s kind of unnerving. Maybe he's busy brainwashing the Council with the help of his demon...

The pervert realizes you’re looking at him and winks at you, puckering his disgusting thick lips into a kiss... Agh! Gross!

“Hawkodesh, is Farren’s demon influencing the Council?” you whisper to yourself, hoping the angel hears you. He does, and responds with hurry. “No. Farren knows he’ll get in trouble if Aaron senses an evil presence within him.”

So Baldur is treating you this way out of his own will… Figures. It’s kind of strange, since he was a bit nicer during the first meeting. Maybe he and the others never truly believed in you and were just playing along...

“If I use the Light of Anu on Farren, would it hurt the evil creature inside him?”

“Unfortunately no, as it's not present in the dwarf right now” Hawky explains. “His soul may be linked to a demon, but Farren can call this monster at will. If he's possessed, then the Light of Anu would work, but this is not the moment. I hope this makes sense.”

“I... I guess so?"

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“Ahem!” Baldur clears his throat, finally recovering from his outburst of anger. “As I was saying, the saviour must be the epitome of wisdom, a paragon of virtue who always does the will of God...”

“And strong too! Not a flimsy mongrel like you!” Magnur adds in, eyeing you up in a disapproving way. “I could snap you like a twig, kid. You’re no Champion material, no sir! This whole ‘undeveloped potential’ of yours sounds like a terrible excuse for how weak you are!”

Baldur looks like he’s about to have another fit, but manages to control himself and nod at the General’s words. “Yes... indeed, the Champion must be a great warrior as well.” He smiles at Aaron. “Don’t you agree, your Eminence?”

“It would be ideal…” says The High Priest with a weak nod, “… But I would add, mister Baldur, that our expectations of how the saviour should be must not cloud our judgement, lest it renders us blind to Anu’s wi-“

“Yes, yes, of course!” Baldur rudely interrupts the priest, “As for YOU, tribal. What makes you think a gnoll savage that barely knows anything about our faith has what it takes to be the chosen of Anu? Huh? The way I see it, any dwarf is better fit for the role…” He smiles at Arthur, who's watching the meeting in silence. “… But none as fit as Arthur, a powerful and good-hearted warrior who truly deserves the title!”

The pony-tailed dwarf smiles. “Mister Baldur, please. I appreciate that you hold me in high esteem, but I’m no saint or anything…”

Tygus compliments Arthur as well. “Your humbleness is admirable, young one. It’s the trait of a true Champion…” The judge throws a dismissive glance at you before looking at him again, “… unlike this arrogant beastman claiming to be the chosen one and acting as if we should believe his story with no evidence whatsoever."

Baldur applauds Tygus’ words. “Excellent way to put it, my friend! Arthur is the saviour this turbulent world deserves!”

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>>5098924
I can imagine Arthur is feeling pretty annoyed with all the Dwarves thinking he should be Anu's champion. Maybe a part of him really wished he was the champion. maybe a part of him is saddened by everyone's incistence that he be the champion, like salt to the wound that is his pride.
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>>5098924
Can we get past this midget circlejerking already?
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“… But perhaps not the one Anu has chosen” Aaron says in a sudden burst of courage. At least somebody here understands that life doesn’t revolve around midgets!

The other dwarves stare at the priest with annoyance. Oddly enough, as you turn your head to Arthur, you also catch a glimpse of him frowning, but his expression quickly turns into a smile the moment your eyes meet. Was that your imagination or...

Aaron notices the poor reactions and sighs. “Gentlemen. Nowhere is it written that the hand of justice HAS to be a dwarf. We must not be hasty to deem the idea of a gnoll champion impossible…” He smiles at you. “… and I am fairly sure that Hyenus is the saviour, for I sense the holy spirit of God backing him up.”

“’Fairly’ sure?” you hear Hawkodesh say. “What does that mean?”

As soon as the priest voices his support for you, the tension in the room blows up. Murmuring curses from the dwarves reach your ears, who beg Aaron to reconsider his words. “But… but your Eminence!” The first one to complain is Baldur. “A man of your wisdom surely understands why an inherently evil creature like a gnoll cannot be the Champion!”

Tygus raises his hand to speak too. “No offense, Father, but I would count the evil inclinations of gnolls as, uh… *historical* evidence against this tribal, and of sufficient weight to dismiss his story as a lie.” From his demeanor you can tell he’s trying to appear calm and reasonable, but the anger in his voice gives him away.

“The only thing this gnoll is a Champion of is of weaklings!” Magnus mocks you. “Sorry Eminence, but as much as I respect yer wisdom, Anu would not laugh at his followers by sending a sissy dog to save the day!”

“Oh my, what a disaster…” you hear the big-nosed mason called Abdol say. “It was foolish of us to let these two wander the fortress. If they do turn out to be spies, they could’ve studied the fortress’ defenses… and I, errr... I don’t want them stealing my gems either!”

Blair, the dwarf spokesman, also questions Aaron. “Your Eminence. Are you sure it is the ‘holy spirit of God’ what you feel and not a demon disguised as an angel of light? Please, don’t be swayed. Declaring this creature as the Champion will cause the fortress to fall into chaos. Anu would not want to sow conflict and doubt among His followers… right?”

"That is precisely what my Father wants, and you all fail to realize that!” Hawkodesh says within you.

“I…” The High priest is taken aback by all the opposition and cannot mutter a response. Another Council member, Balor – who has not spoken at all since you’ve met him – puts a hand on his shoulder and slowly shakes his head with a serious face. You’re not sure if to interpret that gesture as supportive or intimidating, but the priest reacts by lowering his gaze. He looks very unsure himself…

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Aaron lets out a defeated sigh, falling to the pressure. “Yes… perhaps I’m wrong to trust a gut feeling. Trials and tests of faith exist for a reason, and Hyenus has not passed through any of them…” The priest looks at you. “The Council is right. I need more proof before officially declaring you the Champion. The fate of the world depends on it… so I cannot make a decision without being certain that my judgement is correct.”

“How disappointing, Aaron” Hawkodesh says with a sad voice. “Unlike the others, your heart is free of vanity, and so you recognize Anu’s presence when you feel it... Alas, you would rather appease the dwarves than confront their incredulity.”

The entire Council sighs with relief at the priest’s words. “Thank you, Father!” says Baldur, cleaning the sweat off his face with a hand. “Now, since you mentioned that you need proof… What can this gnoll possibly do to ‘prove’ he’s the Champion, assumming this hypothetical and impossible scenario is true?”

“Hmm…” Aaron closes his eyes and scratches his chin, seemingly pondering the options. Soon, he opens them and meets your gaze. “If you truly are the instrument of God sent here to save us all… then prove it. Prove it before our eyes. Let us see the power of Anu flowing through your veins by channelling it into a miracle.”

“Fine by me.”Baldur shrugs and gives you a dismissive look. “Listen up, gnoll. A baseless story or healing a dwarf at the infirmary with what could be a delayed curse is NOT proof of your championship. But we are reasonable men, so we still give you the benefit of doubt...” He gives you a smile full of scorn. “Go ahead. ‘Prove’ you are the Champion. Show us a miracle that leaves no shred of doubt... or PAY THE PRICE.”

And with that, the dwarf leader and the rest of the Council go silent, waiting for your move.

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”Okay, NOW we run away?” Daitza whispers with a bit of desperation in her voice. You can’t help but smile… because it’s time to show the dwarves your little surprise. “Calm down, Datz. Watch this…”

After hearing the humielets babble on for so long, you’re not sure that even your little surprise will convince them, but it’s worth a try. Anu gave you wings – divine wings, and exhibiting them is worth more than a thousand words. You don’t care if they hate that you are the Champion. All you want is to make it out of here alive… and start your damn training for ONCE and for ALL!

“You want the twuth?” you tell the stupid fucking midgets, “Then I give it FWEELY!”

You build Anu’s energy on your back! “Wuooaaaa…”
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“… aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!”
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Sprouted and done! “Check out my wings, little men!”
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>>5098993
fuck yeah, now watch it not work
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https://youtu.be/P8BYBaDz0Ic
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>>5098993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uints81YYMc
COME ON AND SLAM!
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>>5098993
“The wings are not real fellow dwarves, this is merely a demonic illusion”
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>>5098993
I mean the priest will 100% know its anu power.

It's everyone else that's the issue.
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>>5098993
> “Check out my wings, little men!”
Holy shit, I only noticed it just now, but Hyenus isn't speaking in UwU. We're making progress.
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>>5099020
Nothing to UwU in that sentence.
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>>5099021
>Chweck out muy wings, wittle men!
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That was easy! Your shirt was torn apart, but who needs it anyway? Clothes are for pansies and furless abominations, not an Alpha gnoll like you.

You take a look at the results of your wing reveal. The dwarves are shocked, their jaws have dropped to the floor and their eyes are popping out of their ugly bearded heads. Aaron lowers his gaze with a satisfied smile, while Farren and Balor give you a lustful and annoyed stare respectively. As for Arthur, he's crossing his arms and his face doesn't seem to... express anything in particular, which is a bit odd. Oh well. All in all, it’s clear that nobody was expecting this!

“Ooooh, so THAT's what your plan was about!” says Daitza, smiling. She stares at the humielets. “Heh. They don’t look very happy…”

Indeed, the dwarves seem to have completely lost their minds. They’re covering their faces with their hands and muttering unintelligible stuff to themselves, lost in their thoughts. Whatever is going on in their heads, you totally broke their bubbles, for better or worse.

You can understand some of the stuff they're murmuring. “The wings… the Champion is said to be able to sprout wings… but how can this gnoll… a mere gnoll!…”

“No, no, no… impossible... IMPOSSIBLE…”

“Anu… why?… Why are you doing this?...”

You had your doubts before, but maybe this was actually enough to convince them of your championship. Or at least you hope that’s the case…

“Hey, you…” For the first time since you’ve met him, Balor addresses you. His permanent glare has disappeared. There is now a strange smirk on his face...

“Those are just wings to me. There is nothing divine about them.”
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>>5099034
>“Those are just wings to me. There is nothing divine about them.”
You little fucking shit
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>>5099034
I’m now starting to realize that the council members seem to be modeled after the 7 deadly sins in a way. Maybe not all of them, but certainly strong in most. Great writing qm.
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>>5099047
Man, I wish there was only 7 dwarves on the council.
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“… Are you kidding me? You STILL don’t believe me?!”

“I knew it!” Hawkodesh says, “Your wings exude an undeniably holy aura, but many will pretend not to feel it! Now watch as the rest follow this dwarf’s example…”

The other midgets raise their heads to stare at Balor with surprise in their eyes. The dwarf speaks to Aaron, whose smile has disappeared. “His wings prove nothing. Absolutely nothing. Why would they? Some demons can also sprout wings. I mean, they’re black-coloured, but still. This is nothing impressive or out of this world.”

Aaron stares at him in silence, as if knowing that he's just looking for excuses at this point. “Balor...”

“What?” The dwarf shrugs. “I’m being reasonable, your Eminence. Those look like completely ordinary wings. This is no miracle of any sorts.”

The humielets stare at each other, a smile gradually growing on their faces. “Yes… yes!” Baldur says with a happy grin. “Of course! Thank you, mister Balor, for reminding us all that the power to sprout wings is not unique to the Champion of Anu! It could easily come from demons - even Forest Spirits, one of the many False Gods!”

Aaron facepalms and goes silent. Thanks to Balor's and Baldur's words, the other Council members seem to recover from their stupor and proceed to stare at you with pure disdain and hatred in their eyes. “This is no proof of your championship, dog” the founder of the fortress declares. “You’ll have to do better than that!”

Daitza glares at the dwarves. “Hyenus…” she whispers, “What the hell is wrong with these people?”

>”If this is still not enough, then give me a test or a trial that only the Champion can complete. I’m all ears.”
>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. What more do you want? Nothing I do will matter if you can’t accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!”
>”Enough already. I am the Champion - deal with it! I’ll start my training soon, and you better help me out with that, because I’ve got many demons to kill. Goodbye.” Leave the Chamber
>Write in
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>>5099049
>Welp, only one thing to do with unbelievers, bury them! Raise your fist to the heavens, and break the ceiling in a pillar of light.
Samson Time!
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>>5099049
>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. If that's not enough, then why not a trial befitting a champion? With the supervision of a priest and some soldiers, I will smite a demon.
>Write in
Ask Hawkodesh why we can only do the Light of Anu once a day.
I figured we could kill two birds with one stone so we can find and kill the demon connected to Farren, since we can only kill it once, and I'd rather we get as much done as we can in a single day.
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>>5099049
>”If this is still not enough, then give me a test or a trial that only the Champion can complete. I’m all ears.”
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>>5099053
>>5099049

+1
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I'ma gonna head to sleep now, >>5099053 Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about the questions from before. Once I get back up I'll answer them.
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>>5099049
>Hyenus gets Dorfed
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>>5099049
> ”If this is still not enough, then give me a test or a trial that only the Champion can complete. I’m all ears.”

Anons, this is the way. We can fight some unholy monsters and level up to gnollchad. Afterwards we can come back a chad champion, break Farren’s jaw then make freya an honorary daughter.
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>>5099049
>"If you refuse to believe your eyes of my divinity, Anu was right to entrust his championship into a gnoll who sacrificed status, his friendships, and nearly his life to do the right thing, not the fashionable one. I see with my eye that Anu's faith in you all was misplaced, and my heart weeps for Him. You can continue playing these political games, I'll begin my training tomorrow." Leave the chamber.

Told y'all that this would happen.
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>>5099067
Also, Captcha was DONGS. I agree with Captcha's assessment of this council.
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>>5099049
>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. What more do you want? Nothing I do will matter if you can’t accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!”
Ask Hawkendash if we can get an angel to manifest here or something this is just plain fucking ridiculous
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>>5099083
We can't Talk-no-jutsu our way outta this lads, your dealings with the racist slaving Christian South as a former pagan black tribal. Ya ain't gonna convince them in a meeting or two to just tolerate us, let alone believe that we're a legitimate champion.

Captcha be like GGPPP
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>>5099049
>>5099053
+1
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>>5099049
>>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. What more do you want? Nothing I do will matter if you can’t accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!”
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>>5099049
>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. What more do you want? Nothing I do will matter if you can’t accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!”
>"I will not stay here and let you continue to insult Anu and the miracles he grants me, which I am now pointlessly wasting to 'prove' myself to you, by calling him a demonic power."
Let's defend and praise Anu.
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Actions speak louder than words, smite them!
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>>5099057
>>5099065
What worries me about going with that option, explicitly asking the dwarves to pick a trial for us, will lead to either something so long and inane it will cut into our training time, or too difficult for us to feasibly do in our state. It's like a bullshit option that will sidetrack us even further and cut into what little time we have left.

>>5099083
+1

>>5099092
It's not impossible. If an angel can manifest within the fortress, better even if it's a dwarven ones, they might listen. Else Anu might need to smite a bitch. Specifically Ferren.

>>5099137
You mean, asking Anu?
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>>5099150
Anu can’t do all the heavy lifting. We’ve gotta prove it somehow, right? Maybe after we go through a trial or two and they still keep being stubborn we can request a literal act of god if we pray. This way, we can farm XP and still get skydaddy to do something epic if the dwarves continue to be prideful
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>>5099150
>It's not impossible.

Anon, real talk. It ain't gonna happen in a meeting, or three, or even in half a month. We can't talk our way outta this. Only by long term action and proving ourselves over time will we accomplish it, not in any get-championship-quick schemes or smiting Farren will accomplish it. Just accept the inevitability that they ain't gonna trust us or recognize us as Anu's champion by the end of this meeting, and move on already. We're wasting update time on something that'll never happen today.
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>>5099159
We have to convince the priest, so we should show him our devotion because he's already almost on our side. Even if the pressure of his companions is too much for him to name us the champion if he's the one to give us a trial we can be sure it'll be a reasonable one.
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>>5099172
We already convinced Aaron of our championship, he just need to find the courage in himself to oppose the peer pressure and stand up for what he truely believes in. That'll only happen when he decides enough is enough, not us.
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>>5099175
Well, my suggestion is above, to say that the other dwarves, by insisting our miracles are "demonic influences to trick them" are insulting Anu.
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>>5099177
But that's not an argument that'll convince anyone, since this isn't really about God but their racism instead.
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>>5099049
>>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. What more do you want? Nothing I do will matter if you can’t accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!”
>”If this is still not enough, then give me a test or a trial that only the Champion can complete. I’m all ears.”

Do both of these.
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>>5099083
+1
when will Anu himself just show up and go "he's my champion, shut up and help him already you fools"
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>>5099049
If we ask for a trial, it has to come from the priest himself. There is no way he cannot detect the Divinity of the wings. He knows if he gives us an impossible task he is 100% turning his back on and, an action that will certainly result in the loss of his own divinity.
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>>5099155
>a trial or two
But that would eat up into our finite amount of time

>farm exp
When I read that I think you want to do more then a handful of trials. Trials aren't the most efficient means of gaining EXP. Proper tutoring, eating, and having full health is the ideal go to for our training regiment. Oh and again, trials being timesinks.

>>5099159
It cant be considered impossible until we try that out. It could work, maybe it wont. Regardless it's worth a try to call down an angel.

The flaw with spending days and weeks to cultivate the dwarves trust is that we dont have the luxury of time to spend that much time. Not only do we need to close the one portal here, we need to close four others spread across the world. It's quite the daunting task.

>>5099181
God I wish he would. I really do.
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WAIT! I GOT IT! WE SHOULD PRAY TO ANU! ASK HIM TO SEND SOMETHING SO OBVIOUS THE DWARVES CANT DENY WE'RE HIS CHAMPION! Theres no reason to not try this at least once.
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>>5099053
+1
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>>5099049
>"Rather than swallow your pride for the sake of Anu, you turn your back on your faith just to protect your egos? That sounds an awful lot like..."
>"HERESY!"
I missed the update and now there's already like 20 posts so nobody will ever see this, god damn it
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>>5099320
I see it, and I support this.
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>>5099083 (Ask Hawkendash if we can get an angel to manifest here)
>>5099124
>>5099127
>>5099180
>>5099181 (Ask Hawkendash if we can get an angel to manifest here)
>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. What more do you want? Nothing I do will matter if you can’t accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!”


>>5099053 (Ask Hawkendash if we can get an angel to manifest here)
>>5099058
>>5099116
>>5099301
>”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. If that's not enough, then why not a trial befitting a champion? With the supervision of a priest and some soldiers, I will smite a demon.


>>5099057
>>5099065
>>5099180
>”If this is still not enough, then give me a test or a trial that only the Champion can complete. I’m all ears.”


>>5099320
>>5099461
>"Rather than swallow your pride for the sake of Anu, you turn your back on your faith just to protect your egos? That sounds an awful lot like... HERESY!"


>>5099050
>Welp, only one thing to do with unbelievers, bury them! Raise your fist to the heavens, and break the ceiling in a pillar of light.


>>5099067
>"If you refuse to believe your eyes of my divinity, Anu was right to entrust his championship into a gnoll who sacrificed status, his friendships, and nearly his life to do the right thing, not the fashionable one. I see with my eye that Anu's faith in you all was misplaced, and my heart weeps for Him. You can continue playing these political games, I'll begin my training tomorrow." Leave the chamber.


>>5099127
>"I will not stay here and let you continue to insult Anu and the miracles he grants me, which I am now pointlessly wasting to 'prove' myself to you, by calling him a demonic power."

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Ho boy, these votes are a bit hard to tally. Let's see...

A fair amount of anons want to call the Council out for their dishonesty. But other anons also want to ask to be given a trial, most specifically going demon hunting (especially the one linked to Farren).

How about this:
1) Hyenus calls the Council out (starting with ”I healed a wounded dwarf, I can speak in all tongues, and I showed you my wings. What more do you want? Nothing I do will matter if you can’t accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!”, and maybe I'll add other write-ins if it's sensible).
2) Depending on the Council's reaction to the above, ask for a trial that involves smiting a demon with the help of a priest and soldiers.


I'll give 2 hours in case any of you want to change your votes. Otherwise we'll go with what I proposed.
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>>5099542
1 and 2 looks good. If we need to heal on the quick we can just eat a shit ton of those herbs on the raw.
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>>5099542
Looks good to me
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I had an idea to bait out Farren's demonic powers, but I'm unsure if it's a good one. First well Aaron about it Farren's demonicness, then have him hide somewhere in the abandon mines with another council member that agrees to be quiet. We'll then find Farren and offer him a deal: if he can beat us in a fight, we'll consider visiting his room. We'll do some prep work to get healed, fight him, then hit him with a Light of Anu to kill the demon when he brings it out.
My doubts on this working is that he might sense the light of Anu within Aaron even if he's hiding.
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>>5099584
This plan has an obvious conclusion:
> Farren admits to raping us
> We burn at the stake
> Farren repeats steps 1 and 2 but with Datz
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>>5099639
Yeah, there re some flaws. Do you have any ideas?

some reminders from thread 5
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There are three underdark areas in this fortress:
1) The haunted dwarven catacombs, which are found in the last floor. Ghosts and demons have taken over this place. You'll probably travel here to recover the Lunar Armour (see the OP pic) if you want the best chestplate and cloak of the quest, as well as be officially recognized as the Champion by the dwarves, with the ceremony and all.
2) The abandoned mines. There are aggressive animals and monsters here, as well as ingredients for Alchemy and Cooking recipes. There might be some optional sidequests or tasks that will involve going here, in case you want to earn the dwarves' respect.
3) The underground sea lake, a long and vast network of tunnels and caverns that connect to the ocean. Mysterious species live in these tunnels, some of them sentient
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>>5095874
>Can the healing magic be used on plants to make them grow faster and more plentiful?
Healing magic won't work, but there's a spell that lets you do that by harnessing the heat of the Sun (Anu) onto the plants. You can learn it from the priests.

>If we collect more top side herbs, can we grow them in these specialized underground gardens?
Sure

>You remember the demoncap mushrooms that cause paralysis when eaten for a few seconds, or 24/hrs paralysis when consumed? Would it be possible to drink diluted solutions of the poisons (drinking 1/10 poison solution) to slowly build up a tolerance to it? Would drinking the diluted solution make us more stiff for 24 hours, paralyzed for only a few hours, or both of those for only a few hours? I had the idea of drinking them ever night when we sleep since we dont do anything while resting.
Demoncaps cause limb paralysis for a few seconds when bitten, while a Limbo Poison (Demoncap + Gentoloma) causes paralysis for up to a whole day. You can build up tolerance, but it would take too long for the quest's duration (like a year) to be worth it. In any case, you'll end up nullifying the poison's effects once you reach a high enough level
All of this reminds me I have to correct the effect duration in the description for the poison in the Hyenus' Status picture.

>When asleep, could we speak with an angel or Anu and learn how to channel Anu's power better?
Yes

>Would priests of Anu and his spell casters be more considerate in teaching Hyenus how to magic better? I figured, since we are restricted to 1 spell casting, per spell, every 24 hours, we might as well learn as many spells as we can.
Yes, it's likely they're more willing to help you out than non-priest dwarves. By the way, you will gain a 2nd use of a power once it reaches max level (4), at which point it recharges 1 use every 12 hours.
There's a difference between Spells and Powers that will elaborated upon later by Hawkodesh or a priest. Spells work like in most vidya: you spend Mana to cast one, and Mana recharges over time. Contrast with Powers, which recharge every X amount of hours and need no Mana to be casted.
Once you learn your first Spell, you'll gain the Mana (MP) attribute, which grows with your Level just like HP, STR and AGI do.

>Tutoring makes Hyenus learn faster? Is Arthur a proficient enough trainer?
Yes to both. Arthur is considered the best warrior in the fortress and is willing to train you (he's a good trainer), but you can ask him about other trainers as well if you want.

>Are there nutritional supplements or vitamins Hyenus can consume?
No, you'd have to get the nutrients from real food. A good diet will net you a % bonus to XP gained when you fight, train and succeed at physical / mental checks.

>Can Hyenus learn first aid or healer stuff so he can heal himself with mundane means? Disinfectant, bandaging, sewing up flesh.
Sure thing
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>>5095891
>If we had Hyenus tied us in chains to a sturdy metal or stone structure, then had the most plump milf tier dogbold (his favorite kind of food) pour gravy all over her body while he had an empty stomach, would that be a good way to train his WILLPOWER?
That would be a pretty damn effective method. Good luck getting a dogbold to do that for you though, not to mention what the dwarves will think (unless you keep it a secret). Praying and learning from the priests may be the most practical method to up your Focus

>The last time Hyenus made the regeneration potion, it was "okay" tier and healed at a rate of 2.4x. He also only cooked it for 10 minutes. You said that it requires 30 minutes to properly cook a potion. Was Hyenus'a first potion only Meh tier because he didnt cook it for the full 30 minute ?
It was meh tier because it was cooked for less than 30 minutes and Hyenus sneezed into the pot before cooking it. It's technically drinkable at 10 minutes of cooking, but 30 assures the ingredients mix up well and also kills toxins present in the Purplevera that weaken your immune system on the long term. The impact from drinking just one unproperly cooked potion is completely negligible though, so don't worry about it.

>We not using these techniques anymore?
No, I figured those moves are too basic to be considered techniques. You can learn more specialized ones later that are more shonen tier, like Daitza's Afterimages. She can tutor you on it when she's healthy enough, as well as teach you other scout skills.

>If Hyenus can cure Natasha's blindness, would that help convince her to abandon Gnorlek? If restoring her eye sight isnt enough, what about the power of Hyenus's cock?
Boy, you're in for a surprise when you meet her again on the surface. I won't say what it is though, that would ruin it.

>Since the Nu Beard faction wants to contact the humans for help, would they be slightly less racist overall to Hyenus compared to the pioneers?
They will likely be just as hateful because they still have knowledge of history and gnolls in the mines as poor frames of reference for your species. However, they may be slightly less stubborn and annoying to deal with than the old pioneers.

>Can Bark smell the lust demon connecter to Farren, or any other demonic presence in the Fortress?
Yes, Bark can smell demonic taint.
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I'm kind of busy IRL and need to fix my sleep schedule, so the next update will come up this Wednesday or Thursday. The most dense part of the meeting is over so it won't drag on for too long from here
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>>5099542
I vote for this. While it's too soon to smite the demon from furry rapist dorf we can still do like >>5099652 says and go for the catacombs and smite a demon, I say we take Arthur with us less as an help and more as testimony since they trust him. Also inquire with Hawkodesh if we or him can bless Daitza to protect her from the furry dorf rape aura.
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>>5099837
Catacombs is seriously dangerous. We might need to arm up, heal up, and gain a few more levels before we attempt that disaster fest. The Lunar Armor is end game gear, can be be expected to have equally dangerous opposition. We could also stand to learn a few spells and get some training from Author before we do any dungeon diving.
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>>5099882
The problem is the dwarfs will not helps and let us train properly till we do something to shut them up, if we can smite a lone demon we're set, I am not saying we go murderhobo the catacombs, just stay in the first or second floor till a demon shows up and we Light of Anu on it Anus.
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>>5099895
Oh, then that makes more sense. Still we should at least heal up. We're currently at a -5 for combat rolls, and -10% for STR and AGI.

>>5099777
>”Can’t go wrong with boar” (Boar Salad. +10% Strength for 4 hours)
>”Gimme’ some turkey” (Turkey Salad. Your wing attacks do +20% more damage for 4 hours*)
Are we still benefiting from the Turkey and Boar we ate? We should be, unless four hours have passed since we had breakfast. I assumed we had breakfast today. I also recalled us asking Bob for fish and berries. Did we get any additional benefits from those too? Nice trips btw?
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>>5099836
How far off the original plan are we due to picking the eye?
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>>5099989
We would probably be raiding a humie settlement or another gnoll tribe for sacrifices rn
You could also ask how much the storyline was impacted by that goblin backstabbing us
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Hyenus is not a champion to save people, just to stop the demons.
lets hope we can be greedy and do both
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>>5100148
Does one not lead to the other?
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>>5100170
Even if we kill all the demons their followers will still be the same people in the end.
The gnolls will still have the hunting instincts, the dwarfs their pride and the humans their violent expansionism. The problems will still remain (Thankfully on a smaller scale if we pull it off)
Demons just amplify a problem that’s already there and i have no idea how to begin fixing it.
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>>5100194
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Maybe defeating demons will help fix the world a little bit.
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>>5100222
Demons are a force of nature lying in the pits all souls wander into at their most desperate moment, if we want real change we have to kill the humans.
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>>5100240
Demons were originally sort of sons of Anu sorta prequel to the angels a long time ago. They were called the dominion. They became greedy, envious of mortals, power hungry, and many other things. War broke out and eventually Anu won, where he banished the fallen into what is known as hell.

We dont have to kill all the humans, or many for that matter. We so at least have some leverage if we ever have to deal with them. Remember the advisor to the human Emperor we saved, and his probably daughter? That has to earn us some good will, or at the least the daughter could foster some kind of sympathy for us.
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>>5100247
>saved the daughter
>turned her into a furry
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>>5100194
We'll, you'll have to unite the gnoll tribes under one banner for starters, establish a united front against the humans. They're also gonna need some deity to worship to push the humans back and give gnoll society some social harmony and cohesion. That's the bare bones of it.

What's probably gonna need to happen is for a significant portion of gnolls to worship Anu, have them operate as a societal vanguard for the gnolls to keep the humans off their backs. We can have other neutral nature deities mixed in with society to help gnolls deal with their hunting instincts, but stopping human encroachment on gnoll territory is top priority. We'll also have to have to find a cultural unifying factor to keep the different tribes from splitting up, other than practical realities of human encroachment.

After that is settled, we can fix up relations with the dwarves and the humans in a satisfying manner.
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>>5100434
After all is done - don't care.
We'll leave with Daitza to establish a tribe of our own somewhere far away.
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>>5100439
That'll only cuck our former tribesmen out of their land, and eventually our tribe from ours. You can't keep running away from problems and think of it as a solution.
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>>5100434
Yeah this is good. We should probably also look into channeling gnoll violence/hunting instincts into more formalized less destructive competitions as well as trying to figure out how to not eat all the beastpeople.

Funnily enough honor codes and something like tournaments and/or organized sports would probably really help settle Gnoll culture
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>>5100431
I fell into that trap, didn't I.

>>5100434
Luna would be the ideal Spirit to worship if some Gnolls can't stomach worshipped Anu. She was the one all Gnolls original worshipped before the demons to provide a more "stronger" offer. What all the tribals with their limited knowledge didn't realize however, was that Demons will eat your soul when you die, unlike with Anu where there is an afterlife.
>Luna = super speed plus other boons, not selling your soul
>Anu = wings, sun crop growing magic, plethora of other healing magic, that big ass barrier that yeeted our childhood bully, wings, afterlife, a bunch of other stuff
The warriors of our tribe will be harder to convince, but some of the defenders and scouts might be swayed to worshipping Luna again. Especially Snouty. Call it a hunch, but I think he might like Luna, but I only assume so because he can't stop randomly howling.
Hyenus's dad Hyenus might be swayed to worship Anu if only to be with his wife again, if Arthur didn't cuck him everytime Mirabelle visited the dwarf fortress every month when she was still alive.
If Ergak still has the shits, he might like the fact priest of Anu can cure his colleen.
Krisha was the second best scout of our tribe, and didn't want Hyenus to do the ritual if he didn't want to. That must mean something.

>>5100465
>honor codes, tournaments, sports
All good idea.
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>>5100465
I don't mind having a gladiator/dueling culture going on.

>>5100511
I agree with your points anon.
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>>5100520
Some people will be easier to convert than others, I just wish I knew who. We'll also need to know the means of how those dwarven priests (Jack and John from thread 5) purged Gnolrek's bad juice so we can do the same for our clan. The less followers a demon has, the weaker they become. If they accept Anu's light, then the juices will be forcefully ejected from their bodies.

Any ideas on where to start in terms of newgnoll culture? Gladitorial duels and fight of the non-lethal variant? Festivals to worship Luna or Anu? Mix of chivalry and empathy for honor code?

Would it be possible to become the new god of the gnolls?
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>>5100528
>Would it be possible to become the new god of the gnolls?
I guess we can become a patron saint for the Gnolls, and we can also use Anu's boons to commit miracles which should hopefully convince some Gnolls via healing for example. This is all assuming they let us back in the tribe though.
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>>5100540
Assuming there's still a tribe to come back to if the Humans haven't invaded our tribes territory, the other tribes invading, or Gnolrek taking away everyone's powers.
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>>5100540
I expect us to be forced to kill our tribe in self defense if Gunyx didn’t butcher them already
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>>5100545
Oh right Gnolrek did kinda promise to have our tribe tortured, to spite our choice. I think he was gonna do it anyway though. He's like that.

As an aside, I like how Gnolls became more differentiated subspecies when they came into contact with various forms of demonic influence. To contrast the mutations of other tribes, the Bloodseekers all seem built better. Although the wolf slayers seem to have the height, and molkara's mutations appear to be from rather compound reasons. Even if it was a long time ago when Gnolls worshiped forest spirits like Luna, it shows we have a huge degree of innate adaptability.

Given that, I think it means under a sufficient degree of influence from Anu over a prolonged period of time it may be possible for "new" kinds of Gnolls to be born. Anu flavored Gnolls. However that'd look, they ought to be slightly different from us because they won't be born with Gnolreks' generational fetal infusion of darkness soul spunk stuck in their baby guts. Until then, it's gonna take a herculean effort to get Gnolls taking steps towards becoming a civilization... or a confederacy of tribes. Or just not murderhoboing each other as a lifestyle choice.

Which is funny, because the demons planing to posses everyone is going to unite all tribes together. Friends for armageddon. Shame we can't co-opt that kind of magic.
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>>5100545
>humans
To be fair we saw them fighting molkaras when facing them. Worst case scenario the different tribes will have to guerrilla warfare them.
While im sure Gnollrek would rather have more followers by the time he possesses them.
Gunyx though will probably fuck some shit while we are gone.
>>5100636
>it's gonna take a herculean effort
I dunno man, kind of feeling like Hercules here.
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>>5100639
precisely
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>>5100528
>Any ideas on where to start in terms of newgnoll culture?

Start with the gnolls in the mines, I say.

>>5100639
>I dunno man, kind of feeling like Hercules here.
>pic related
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After this meeting we should:
>Head to the Blacksmith Forge to get armor fitted for us as Arthur suggested after showing us to our rooms, and possibly for Datz as well. Grab off the rack armor if convenient, else request the quickest and easiest to make (Hyenus is three levels away from level ten, which means he would need a new set of armor to fit). Plated armor is easiest as it can be riveted together, and easier to repair. Grab a weapon and shield too if we're allowed to take some.
>Next up us to visit Church to lean more powers and spells, and possibly see if Datz has an affinity for magic. She might like it if she can do it, even just prestigitation.
>the Alchemist is on the way. We can talk them up quickly to see if we can grab the Alchemist potion for us and Datz, we can promise to help scavange for Purplevera, in exchange we ask he expands his greenhouse to acomidade more herbs he can grow to support the fortress. It's a win win for both of us. We were planning to heal a dwarf tomorrow, so it evens out. Maybe ask if we can recieve training later.
>we'll swing by the kitchen for more food scraps to snack on, but mostly to offer to Bark. He should love it. Also compliment Bob and say he would make an great master chef one day. If he needs help he should let us know.
>make our way to the abandoned mines to the east side of the fortress on the first floor. Meet up with Bark and Luna, share food and pleasantries, converse. Explain what's going on to her, see if we can have deliveries of rare herbs (Purplevera) delivered from the surface to the vent in our room (pic related)
>offer to train Bark
>ask Luna if she needs help
By the time we're done with Luna, it should be somewhere around 12 or 1pm. Doing the trials or doing any strainious exercise should be avoided until tomorrow. Today we can focus on magic, foraging, alchemy, training willpower, and studying dwarven so we can remove that atrocious accent.

>day 2 in the fort
Tomorrow will be the day we'll do the trial. We'll go visit Bob again for food buffs. (Boar, deer, Turkey, peacock) If we we're granted the use of the potion we should heal faster. We'll do the job, get back, and lick our wounds and do non-muscle based exp gains.
If we're not able to acquire shields, Hyenus's wings should be tough enough.
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>>5100839
We should use the healing spell on another dwarf in the sick bay. Just so it can bump us up to level 2
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>>5100846
We already used the Body Restoration power today on the dwarf named George. We have some 21 hours-ish before we can cast it again. If we head to the church, we can possibly learn some spells that draws power from us, rather than Anu, so we can possibly heal even more dwarves. OP did also mention that we could cast Body Restoration ever 12 hours once it's level 4.
>pic related the standing dwarf is George. He seemed pretty cool.
On and we already planned to heal another dwarf in the hospital ward. Remember the silent fully bandaged guy? Yeah we promised him we'd come back tomorrow.
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>>5100864
I forgot to include the image
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>>5099049
I feel kind of dumb but I just realized Balor is back, you know the guy who got petrified looking at us last time.
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>>5101512
He seemed less petrified and more angry, and considering what happened to his wife we cannot blame him entirely.
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>>5100636
>As an aside, I like how Gnolls became more differentiated subspecies when they came into contact with various forms of demonic influence
I wonder whether there are toadline gnolls
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>>5101965
We need Hyenus to inbreed with his children to create SMASHED and SLAMMED toadline gnolls.
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>>5101820
More like he went into an episode. It really is a shame what happened to his wife but at least now he is talking while we are in the same room.
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>>5102449
QM, I have a question on Balor’s wife. A Gnoll mauled her, does that mean she is kill or is she just scarred and possibly disfigured? I’m thinking we use body restoration on her if she’s just scarred up.
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>>5102558
Pretty sure she is died
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>>5102558
She is very much dead. We should try praying to Balor's wife and see if we could get her to talk up Balor so he's less of an ass.
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>>5102576
That reminds me, we got to talk to Hyenus's mother when we get the chance.
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>>5102588
Speaking of mother, Daisy, Daitzsa, Elizabeth, Mirabelle, Nadja, Riku, and Willow are fucking S T A C K E D!
Some of them aren't even milfs (yet), but damn.
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>>5102588
We should ask our mother to do >>5102576. Assuming Balor's wife was a good Anu follower we might get our mother to her to convince her to get him to help us.
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>>5102607
GnollQM has a type.
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>>5102616
Sounds like a long shot to be honest. We could ask her about Balon though.
>>5102607
what
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>>5102646
better if she can manifest as an angel to talk to him.

>what
Let me explain. Daisy (gaotfolk servant) has FAT FUCKING MILKERS.
Daitzsa is waifu thicc
Elizabeth (stern bossy drawf lady) is a thick shortstack
Mirabelle (Hyenus's mom) had the ideal milf body
Nadja (one of the big warriors of our can) was an amazonian big tittied GF (flashback to human sacrifice)
Riku (Datz mom) is a slender tsundere milf
Willow (tribe leader) is a bigger amazonian than Nadja
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>>5102651
I understood, I was just shocked. Good clarification though.
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>>5102651
I'm a visual learner.
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>>5102702
go through the threads and Ctrl+F the names I mentioned, and you'll know what I mean. Here's Daisy.
>>5073647
look at her. just.....take a minute to appreciate that. What are those D's? E's!?!

Also, Lois was the scared deer lady with horns, Mia is the deer lady without horns.
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>>5102748
I think you got them mixed. Mia is the one with the big pupils while Lois is the one with dot eyes.
Also Mia lost her horns between threads.
see >>5079264
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>>5102607
>>5102651
I’d tell you to go jerk off, but I bet you’ve already done that. Tell us, connoisseur of drawn women, who did you pick?
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>>5102762
Yes
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>>5102767
In what order?
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>>5102770
> Y E S
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>>5102774
R8 them m8
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>>5102780
Daitzsa is waifu thicc (n i c e)
Elizabeth (stern bossy drawf lady) is a thick shortstack (n i c e)
Mirabelle (Hyenus's mom) had the ideal milf body (n i c e)
Nadja (one of the big warriors of our can) was an amazonian big tittied GF (flashback to human sacrifice) (n i c e)
Riku (Datz mom) is a slender tsundere milf (n i c e)
Willow (tribe leader) is a bigger amazonian than Nadja (n i c e)
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>>5102785
Rank them from least good to best
No ties allowed
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>>5102785
Servants too.
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>>5102785
>ignoring Natasha

Into the trash you go, anon.
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>>5102801
>>5102785
Coward
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>>5102823

Natasha's gonna be the next shaman and she will be out for Hyenus's head on a platter. 9/10 chance her blindness will be removed or she'll have some evil-powered senses that she will use to try and wipe the floor with us.
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>>5102849
You know what would be hillarious?
Curing her blindness
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>>5102853
And then to really subvert our expectations, she blinds herself!
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>>5102849
>she will use to try and wipe the floor with us.
Least violent gnollish foreplay
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It's been a long day anons, I need some more rest so I'm going to post the update tomorrow for real. Aiming to post it earlier than usual because of new year's eve.

>>5099903
That's right, checked back thread 5 and there's approximately an hour remaining for the boar and turkey. I'll readd the buffs to the status pic.
Hyenus was checking with Bob if there's fish and berries available (there is) but he didn't actually order those. You wouldn't have gotten them anyway as the chef dwarf would've gotten mad at the goblin for giving you special treatment with almost 3 plates worth of food (boar + turkey + fish)

>>5099989
Very off the rails. Like anon said, you'd probably be raiding villages at this point with your pack, maybe killing off the enemy tribes as well. With you receiving greater demonic powers and players adapting to and following Gnolrek's path, Hyenus' character would also be different from who he is now.

>>5102558
She's kill
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>>5102914
If Luna allows Bark to find Purpleveras and other things for us, can we give him a cute little backpack to carry more herbs per trip?
Can we help train Bark's agility, while training Hyenus's accuracy by playing tag with Bark?
Can we take Bark with us to the underground caves when we need to scavange for herbs and hunt for animals?
Is there a version of the Light of Anu spell that's multi-use/last hours, but only applies the "permanent demon killer" effect?
Why did Hyenus's mom have so much cake?
Will the Lunar armor need to be adjusted every time Hyenus grows in size and muscle mass?
Did two days really pass when Hyenus and his GF entered the Fortress? Why did no one wake us after the first day? That's a waste of two days.
Abdol Stonebender is in change of making sure the defenses are good enough for demon sieges. Can we offer to help whenever a siege occurs? Would helping help curry favor and respect from the dwarves?
Could we pray to the blue sword wielding Obi Won angel to help Brunas (fat slow guy) be a badass?
Is it possible to combine Daitzsa's after image technique with the 100 combo punch technique?
If we don't passively recover health from being active, does that mean the only way to recover is resting, discounting magical and alchemical means? Can reading a book count as resting, or do you have to be sleeping to count as resting?
Will a regeneration potion passively heal us even if we're active, or only when Hyenus is resting?
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>>5102914
Have a good sleep and a good new years eve
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>>5102914
Amazing to think that one brave anon managed to derail the plot so thoroughly. I'd award it a score of 0.9 on the Henderson scale.
Are you disappointed we didn't follow the original plan or do you like the change of direction?
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Im just saying could we perhaps have some old testament action happen? Such a display of blasphemy and hypocrisy from those that claim to be devout worshippers of Anu should entail a bit of divine retribution.
>hawkodesh gets enraged and manifests like a stand
>"You who so readily blind yourselves to the will of Anu!"
>"If foolish trials and pacts be what you acknowledge, then if this gnoll is not recognized by the time the sun rises again your eyes will never again see the grace of Anu!"
>this is YOUR trial to redeem yourselves
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>>5102980
This. I want to pray to Anu super hard so he can pimp slap everyone. If they want us to go on a trial right now, we cant afford to.
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>>5102938
Gonna answer all of these questions eventually, for now these few before I go to bed

>Will the Lunar armor need to be adjusted every time Hyenus grows in size and muscle mass?
Lunar Armor won't need adjustements, it fits perfectly to the Champion's body and grows in size with him.

>Did two days really pass when Hyenus and his GF entered the Fortress? Why did no one wake us after the first day? That's a waste of two days.
The dwarves tried waking you up all the time, in fact they were rather pissed at a gnoll using one of their beds for so long. You fell into an exceptionally deep sleep due to both extreme exhaustion plus the special dream you had.

>Why did Hyenus's mom have so much cake?
She was just built that way. And your dad loved it, truly he did.
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>>5102952
Thanks anon, good new year to you all as well
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>>5102990
If there was a chance for Hyenus's dad to have his cake for all of eternity, would he take it? Even if that means dropping the demon worshipping to accept Anu?

If Daitzsa levels up, will she increase in cake?
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>>5102968
Others voted too. I just wanted to say fuck you to spooky eyes.

That does remind me though: is there any god of mining so that we may be better at picking
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>>5103038
Hawkodesh mentioned that mining isnt a good method of training, but that's not what you're getting at? Do you mean, getting a blessing from a dwarven god to do extra damage with an axe?
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>>5103044
I meant getting a blessing from a Dwarven God to do more damage with a pick
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>>5102914
If we came back to Bob with some hunted game, would he be willing to cook it for us when he has the time?

Is Bob allowed to wear a sous chef hat and apron, or are those only for more veteran servants?

If we pull a feather off our wing, will the feather remain, or disintegrate? You mentioned that they only take a few minutes to regenerate, but would breaking the wings cause damage to Hyenus?

Was there an option in the past to flirt with Luna? Is Luna technically a MILF?

> By Ragnar’s beard!
Who's Ragnar? Is he some famous dwarf of the past, an old dwarven god, or that one dwarf named Ragnar who helped carry us back into the fortress? Is the answer Meta?

Would it be possible for both Daitzsa and Bark to teach Hyenus how to scout, sneak, and scavenge better?

Who's got a bigger set of C A N S ? ? ? Daisy, or Mirabelle? Relative to their body ratio, these two have the biggest set knocks in the whole quest.

If we grind the cooking skill high enough, could we win over a greater percentage of the population through the power of BEER?

If the strongest of humans average at level 1, what about those human soldiers we encountered back in thread 2?

If say Hyenus reaches level 30 and encounters the Molkara tribe, could he make the majority of them into SIMPs by flexing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNQZxXYs7Sk

If Hyenus takes some diving lessons in the underground sea, would that train his will, strength, and agility?

If Hyenus isn't allowed to use a weapon, can he use the whip in their room?

Could Hyenus improve his Focus by using the Savior's Tongue to perform cunnilingus?
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>>5103196
>If say Hyenus reaches level 30 and encounters the Molkara tribe, could he make the majority of them into SIMPs by flexing?

Not gonna lie, that would be hilarious to see.
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>>5103203
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mtclwloEQ
The thirst is real.
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>>5103196
>If say Hyenus reaches level 30 and encounters the Molkara tribe, could he make the majority of them into SIMPs by flexing?
Probably not, seeing as the Molkaras don't simp for the wolf slayers or for Willow
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>>5103210
Not to mention the fact that our holy presence will drive them into a murderous rage
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>>5103210
>>5103212
To be fair, the Molkaras are probably too scared to simp for Willow or any Wolf Slayers since they would instantly be eviscerated. I'm certain if they were given a chance to appreciate a model of peak gnoll perfection in a safer environment, the simping could happen.

>>5103212
That was because of the Angel's in the tunnel's, not because of Hyenus. If it was because of Hyenus then Daitzsa would had been thrashing in his grasp the whole flight to the cave, and during their travels.
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>>5103216
Dunno man, I don’t see any advantage in having gay molkaras follow us around.
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>>5103523
Can't find a reliable definition for simp, but in my mind it works like an OnlyFans. The molkaras are the subscribers, a level 30 Hyenus is the Egirl, and we just flex until Hyenus's sexiness overcums their desire to worship Dagon. It would be preferable if they worshipped Hyenus as their Egirl god, Anu, or Luna.
Gotta somehow channel their coomer instincts into something more constructive with their time. Less time spent on their knees sucking dick is more time they could be on their knees praying to their lord and savior Anu.
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>>5103569
>Egirl
>Male
That still seems very gay, but I see no disadvantage in showing off our huge pecs in the name of justice, and seeing if it sticks to some pervert.
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>>5103569
If it works, cant argue over results I guess. Although I doubt they worship Dagon by him being attractive but by him giving them powers.
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>>5103569
Gnolls be thirst for Hyenys cake
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>>5102914
>I'm going to post the update tomorrow for real.
Lies. I demand your feet pics.
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>>5104377
He still has an hour and 2 minutes
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>>5104377
>feet pics
>not Gnoll lewds
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>>5104393
Reee

>>5104399
>not Gnoll lewds
You filthy casual.
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>>5104399
>Hyenus getting forcibly jerked off by an insomniac is still currently the lewdest image related to this quest
Yeah I'm thinking +1
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>>5104414
Meant Gnoll Quest lewds. Daisy and Ruby are babes yo.
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>>5104416
>Hyenus getting forcibly jerked off by an insomniac is still currently the lewdest image related to this quest
How did you get such an image? I don’t recall seeing it in any of the threads
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>>5104421
Somewhere in the fourth thread, with the rest of the inexplicable explosion of nsfw stuff
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>>5104435
I dont recall those being a thing
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Stupid humielets! How do they not realize that their silly sense of pride will end up dooming everyone, including themselves? "I showed you my wings, I healed a wounded dwarf, and I can speak in all tongues. What more do you want?! Nothing I do will matter if you can't accept the idea of a gnoll being the saviour!"

"Yeah! Let us get to training already!" Datz yells at the midgets, waving her arms around. "Why are you so, SO stubborn?! You have no reason to doubt us this much!"

All the Council members but Aaron scowl at you. "It’s called healthy skepticism, tribals” Tygus says with the fury-inducing tone of disciplining a child. "Given the unreliability of your species, we need strong evidence to trust you... and so far, you haven't provided it. Simple as."

Baldur nods at the judge’s words. "Exactly. WE will decide if the 'proof' you give us can be called that. You should be thankful we’re giving you the chance to prove yourself!”

This is so tiresome. It’s obvious that nothing you do will be good enough for them. In these desperate circumstances, you urgently need Hawkodesh to help you out. “Psst... hey, wingman… can you send a dwarven angel over here to put these idiots in their place?"

"Don’t give up, Hyenus…” Hawkodesh says, “My Father shall intervene in one way or another if He deems it necessary. For now, try to convince the Council to at least let you train in peace, okay?”

"I ran out of ideas, man. They aren't listening to m-"

"Hey! What are you mumbling about?!” Baldur points an accusing finger at you. “Some demonic spell, mayhaps?! Confess!"

1/10
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"Amazing... just amazing.” You shake your head in disbelief. “Rather than swallow your pride for the sake of Anu, you turn your backs on your faith just to protect your egos? That sounds an awful lot like...”

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“… HERESY!"

3/10
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The Council members go silent, staring at each other with surprise in their eyes…

4/10
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>>5104456
>>5104457
IT'S TIME
SLAIGHTER THEM ALL HYENUS, THEY WERE NEVER TRUE FOLLOWERS
ANU'S IDEAL WORLD HAS NO PLACE FOR MANLETS
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… and suddenly, most of them burst out in laughter. “HAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”

"This gnoll... HAHAHAHAHA!”

"Did you hear that?! A tribal thinks he has the authority to judge how we live by our faith!"

“Hahaha! Oh, the nerve of these savages!”

5/10
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>>5104461
Maybe we should had stuck with following demons afterall.
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>>5104453
Last 2 seconds of the day came in clutch
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Daitza and you trade puzzled looks, annoyed at the humielets’ ridiculous reaction. High Priest Aaron lowers his gaze in disapproval, but still doesn’t dare to voice his real thoughts like he damn well should. The only ones not laughing are Balor and Blair, who instead silently glare at you… but it's not like that’s any better.

Almost half a minute passes by, and the cackling finally begins to cease. There are tears on the humielets’ eyes, who took your words as a complete joke – even when they were deadly serious. As soon as Baldur recovers his breath, he gives you an amused smile. “Ahh! Heresy, haha. That's funny. Thanks for the laugh, gnoll..." A frown replaces his grin. “… But you won’t make us question our devotion to the Sky Father. Our greatest desire in this life is to do Anu’s will, and no savage will come in here and claim we’re doing it the 'wrong' way. In fact… this pathetic attempt at trying to sow doubt among us could be considered a demonic act!”

… What the hell? Seriously? So now it’s demonic to call them out on their bullshit?

“Yes, of course demon followers do demonic acts. That couldn’t be more obvious” says a bored-looking Blair. “Like I said, this ENTIRE meeting is a waste of time. We should execute these gnolls – no further questions are needed.”

“C’mon man, cheer up a bit!” Magnus smiles at the murderous spokesman. “Why not sit back and enjoy the hilarity of a skinny mongrel posing as the saviour and calling us heretics? This is not something that happens everyday!”

Blair sighs and shakes his head, unconvinced.

6/10
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>>5104469
More like 22 seconds
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As you try to find a way out of this mess, a new idea comes to you - one that may be even better than showing your wings...

The dwarves keep making mention of trials. They clearly give great value to deeds, so why not show them that you’re on their side by destroying a demon in front of their small eyes? Before proposing this, though, you need Hawkodesh to clear something up. “Psst… Hawky. That power I used days ago to kill the crows is the Light of Anu, right? And I can only cast it once per day? Why is that?”

“I promise to explain everything when we're not in the middle of a meeting” the angel says in a hurry. “Be aware, however, that you haven’t used your charge for Light of Anu today...” He goes silent for a few seconds, realization hitting him soon. “… Hang on! Are you thinking what I’m thinking?!”

"I bet we do, Hawkode-"

“STOP CHANTING CURSES UNDER YOUR BREATH!!!” Baldur suddenly yells, slamming his hands on the table for the third time on the meeting. “Do it again, and I SWEAR you will regret it!”

“I’m not cursing anyone, just talking to my angel guide.” You smile and address the humielets, ready to propose your idea. "Alright. Hear me out. If nothing I've done is enough… then why not a trial befitting a Champion?"

"A trial?” Baldur and the other midgets stare at each other, then back at you. The old humielet raises an eyebrow. “Hmph. And what would this 'trial' be about, oh dear guest?"

"It's simple. With the supervision of a priest and some soldiers, I will smite a demon. You heard that right - I will use the powers Anu granted to destroy the enemy you and I have in common. If this doesn't prove I'm on your side, then nothing will, so… is that good enough for you? Well? What do you say?"

The Council goes quiet again. There’s a serious look on their faces. Whether they’re desperately looking for more excuses to dismiss you or actually considering your proposal is a mystery, but a smiling Aaron is quick to voice his support. "Sounds perfect. That would be great evidence of your allegiance to our cause, and evidence is exactly what the Council is looking for. Don’t you agree, gentlemen?”

Aaron smiles at the silent men, but they don’t nod or say anything in response. They are clearly unsatisfied with your idea, but don’t know how to argue against it. Because they obviously can't.

7/10
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Seeing that no one says anything, Aaron ignores the Council and addresses you again. "If you are to smite a demon for the glory of Anu, then know you can easily find countless of them in the haunted catacombs.”

“The haunted what?” you and Datz say, having no idea of what he just said. Some of the dwarves roll their eyes at your question.

“Catacombs, my children” Aaron repeats. “It’s a sacred place of burial we built a long time ago four floors below this one… or it was *meant* to be sacred, as it was overriden by demons when they broke out into our fortress during a disastrous siege.”

“Oh, that horrible night!” exclaims Abdol with a sad look. “It was four months ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday! The traps should have been enough to stop the horde of demons, but I was so wrong…” He sighs. “Worst mistake in my whole career…”

Aaron shakes his head and smiles at the regretful mason. “Don’t blame yourself, Abdol. It was an unusually long siege, and none of us were prepared for it.” He looks back at you. “We had no choice but to push back and seal the demons away inside the catacombs. From that day onwards, they remain stuck in there, making us experience nightmares night after night...”

“Hmph…” General Magnus grunts and scowls at you. “And if that wasn’t enough, your demon buddies stole an artifact of immense significance before being sealed away. Yeah, I’m talkin’ about the Lunar Armor! Damn it, the sole thought infuriates me! How did we let that happen?!”

The High Priest quietly nods. “It is most unfortunate. The Lunar Armor is a holy artifact forged in the Moon by saint Ragnar himself - a dwarf who played an crucial role in the history of our people. A thousand years ago, it was gifted to us by angels, who told us to keep it safe for when the ‘hand of justice’ arrived…”

“And we did a fine job at it until that damn siege happened. Damn it!” Magnus slams a hand on the table. This poor table sure takes a lot of punishment by these irritable midgets.

“It’s horrible, indeed…” Aaron nods. “Two squads have been sent to the catacombs to recover it – and none of them returned. Arthur is training harder than ever to enter that cursed place and destroy the source of demonic taint, as well as retrieve the heavenly armour...”

“I won’t rest easy until I do” Arthur adds in with a serious look of determination.

“I’m sure you will, young one.” The High Priest nods at him before talking to you again. “Hyenus. Since you propose to destroy a demon as proof of your champonship, we can send you to the catacombs with Arthur and a squad to act as witnesses. What say you?”

Datz and you are a bit overwhelmed by all the information, but all in all, it seems that no one opposes the idea. And that’s all you need to understand. “Fine by me.”

“So be it” says Aaron. “Arthur, please lead Hyenus and Daitza to the cataco-“

8/10
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Before you and Datz can leave with the tall dwarf warrior, Baldur stops you with his voice. "Not so fast."

You turn around to meet the humielet’s gaze. Everyone but Aaron is looking at you with dubious eyes. "You are rather determined to convince us, gnoll...” The old dwarf closes his eyes and sighs. “It would be easier for everyone if you gave up these pretenses... But, in honor of his