Comic 114 - Visit Peace Calling

3rd Jun 2018, 10:55 PM in High Roads, Low Roads, Threeroads
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Visit Peace Calling
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Morgenstern 3rd Jun 2018, 10:55 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You take a deep breath.

The temptation to propose to the King Slime is strong. It would neatly sort out a lot of your problems--you could then have sex with her, get inspiration, talk her into helping you get into the entertainers guild...

but it doesn't feel right.

You're a fugitive from justice, yet to clear your name. Her aspirations of marrying into a political alliance seem a bit silly, but she feels pretty strongly about it--and you don't have much to offer, politically speaking.

...You tell the King Slime that you're interested, but you explain the problems. You're just a regular adventurer, and presently trying to deal with false allegations against you. If you married her, it could jeopardize her attempts to build a kingdom... as she'd be allied with what the public considers a criminal. You're also pretty sure a politics-based marriage in this day and age won't work out as well as she's hoping.

You also don't know her that well. Yeah, it's a marriage for political convenience, but you'd still like to connect romantically before committing to something like that--or asking her to commit to something like that. You tell the King Slime you'll keep an eye out for someone that would fit her better, though, if she's still determined to do this.

The King Slime steps forward--or, rather, sort of oozes forward--and bends down, so she can reach you from the top of the steps.

The King Slime kisses you. Well, tries to. She does her best, being an ooze with a mouth shape. She parts her lips just a little, pressing them to your mouth for a second or so. It's an odd feeling... her touch rubbery, a bit warm and tingly, but soft. She leans back, and smiles.

"Thank you, my hero. You and your allies are always welcome here, regardless of what you've been accused of. You have committed no crimes in my kingdom."

You also offer to let her join you. If she wants to get out, see the world, actively look for a suitor... you'd be happy to have her.

The King Slime looks aside for a moment, considering it. "I would need to think on it... and make arrangements here, for someone to keep things stable in my absence. It would do me a great deal of good, I will admit--I need to meet with slimes from elsewhere in the world, and learn from more than just books." She locks eyes with you again, smiling more softly. "Come back to me, next time you have the chance. I will have you an answer."


You turn back to the summoner. You ask her, too, if she might want to join up with your group. You... do run into a lot of monsters.

"Um... thanks, but I think I'd better stay solo for now."

"Y-you..." Ranse pauses, "you'rejust... afraid people, will see you in action. Aren't you?"

"That's definitely not it!," the elf replies rather... defensively. "I... just... am still feeling things out, and don't want to commit to a long term party. It's complicated! I have my own things to deal with, I don't need to get wrapped up in... whatever THIS is." She motions her arms toward your group emphatically.

"It's fine," Justice states calmly. "Your secret is safe with us."

The summoner reddens, her cheeks puffing out, but she has nothing to say.

You do still give the King Slime the erotic literature. You and Ranse explain to her that it's fiction, and involves some... very particular sexual fetishes.

"I... understand," the King Slime says, slightly covering her mouth as she takes the books. She does her best to hold back her grin. "I will give them a read. Thank you!"


You decide the next step. You don't know if pursuing the ingredients for the... er... ass enlargement potion will be worth it, but as long as it's not a massive inconvenience, you might as well take a swing at it.

You decide that Ranse, Inzo, and Lagrand should head north, into the depths of the Witch's Woods, in pursuit of the monking. Lagrand knows his way around the woods really well, Ranse could use the opportunity to gather more materials, and Inzo should be good enough of a tank for the party.

You, Valley, and Justice will head to Peace Calling. You need to make ABSOLUTELY SURE you don't have any long lost twins, hidden siblings, dark secrets to your parentage, or anything crazy like that.

"P... P-probably. For the best," Ranse replies. She leans in close, basically whispering to you. "I'm... s-starting. To like. How Justice smells. It's f-freakingmeout. ...Probably j-just... how, hornyIamstill. Gettinginmyhead."

You switch your party around, replacing Ranse with Valley. Valley and the King Slime wave to each other before you take off; you fill Valley in on what she missed on the way to Peace Calling.


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"Wow," Valley says as you arrive in the evening. "This totally IS a small town."

"It is rather quaint," Justice agrees.

You... hate to say it, but it's true. Now that you've seen Humblestart and Threeroads, Peace Calling feels incredibly small.

Comments:

1977 4th Jun 2018, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
Before our next visit of KingSlime we need to pick up modern political books.
Some books about economy and everything else that can help in a modern kingdom.

First a little sightseeing in PC, show them around.
Go to the Inn and look for your old girlfriend first and then go to your parents.
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Good idea with grabbing more books, +1.
Krylo 4th Jun 2018, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
I also think grabbing more books is a good idea. Don't know how many we'll find in Peace Calling, but I feel keeping an eye out for good books to bring/send back to the slime cave should be a secondary objective to whatever we're currently doing anywhere.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
+1 to all of this. ^_^
But be on the lookout for guards.
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
Yeah, getting political books would be good, same with economics... it might be a risk, but getting a book on monsters that has an entry on slimes might help her understand how she and her people are viewed, and thus the steps needed for them to become accepted.
Green Visitor 4th Jun 2018, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
+1 Both suggestions.
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Alright, I really like the King Slime's reaction to us. She was extremely positive about the whole deal, even if we can't marry her now, and she seems to be looking forward to reading the erotic literature.

Also, Ranse starting to like Justice's smell? She really must be horny, since she's been holding back since that night with Inzo, not getting off completely expecting our entertainment show.

Well, with our secondary party looking for the Monking, now we just have to explore. First order of business is checking in with Nast's family, right? Or that famous inn - although the girl Nast loved apparently left it, so, unless she came back at exactly the same moment I don't expect to learn much from there.
Corwin of Amber 4th Jun 2018, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
It might be the smell of 'divine magic'
Krylo 4th Jun 2018, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Check the inn to see if our Ex is still around, or where she is if not (and how long she's been gone).

Check in with parents.

Introduce Justice and Valley around town.

Check in with any friends.

Discuss panty thief issues with basically everyone (limiting it to people we know and trust not to turn us in.)
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
Collect anything usefully we may have left at home the first time we left. I'm sure we'll still have some of our clothes at home, maybe a few personal momentos.
G. Sansa 4th Jun 2018, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
After we check out the town, we should get a room for the three of us. Nast and Valley play around while Justice periodically uses Status Martyr to take the Aroused status. Keep playing and re-arouse and repeat until Justice is absolutely lust-mad and speaking in tongues. Then when she can't take it anymore Nast finishes her while she finishes Valley (in tongues).

Maybe tie her up first? If she wants.
Lavitz 4th Jun 2018, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
+1
Barswanian 4th Jun 2018, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
Only if that's what Justice wants to do. it feels a little like trying to trick her. :/

I mean, Nast and Justice have an invitation from Valley hanging around.

Also: we should really tell Valley/Justice about our family, as we're likely to introduce them.

Also: We may want to spemd some time training with Justice and Valley. See if Valley can help both Nast & Justice fight better, with out weapons. In case of unexpected frogs or their like.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 1:25 AM edit delete reply
+1 to Barswanian.
Justice needs to be the one to make the first move in this.
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
I'm with Barswanian and GS. Justice needs to either make the first, or know that we are making a move and give a sign of consent (she may be waiting for us to make a move)
1977 4th Jun 2018, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
First, I agree with what others already said about not tricking her into sex.

Second, are you sure arousal even is a status effect she can get through the martyr?
G. Sansa 4th Jun 2018, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
Since the entire plan involves Justice actively participating in coordinated activities, I thought that prior discussion and consent went without saying.
Corwin of Amber 4th Jun 2018, 2:37 AM edit delete reply
+1
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
Aroused does not appear, as of me checking just now, to be a Status Effect. It is up to The Almighty Gods to decide if such a plan would work.
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
+1 to the threesome, but like Barswanian said, only if Justice agrees.

However, from all of our interactions with her I get the impression that Justice is a lot more... open-minded? Sex-positive? Perhaps even straight up NAUGHTY than the average cleric.

I'm still all for getting her consent first - but I think Nast should invite her to it, plain and simple. She seemed embarrassed, but not downright uncomfortable, when we were suckling Valley's nipple before, and also confessed to having sex with other clerics (though not with the bishop) - so she already got to see what we're like and didn't flinch, that's a good sign in my book.
Lavitz 4th Jun 2018, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
With Ranse's reaction, could Justice be a futanari?
Cloudy 4th Jun 2018, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
She.... does have a great nose... and a love for magic users cum...
I didn’t think about it, but this deserves a
‘huh...’
GS 4th Jun 2018, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
We've already seen Ranse with her undies down. No boy parts.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 4:02 AM edit delete reply
Oh, whoops. Misread that.
Sheesh, I have no idea... I suppose it's possible in this crazy world, but who knows?
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
Huh, didn't think of that before. It's possible, it wouldn't even surprise me, I just don't see any clues pointing to it.

As for Ranse's reaction, I take that as meaning one of two things. Either Ranse is REALLY HORNY from holding back so long and it messes with her instincts, or Justice does have a pleasant smell that differs from Lagrand. Earlier Ranse said that 'all witches smell the same', so if Justice's smell is somehow different, even if it's subtle and thus took a while to recognize, then could shed some light on the nature of her powers.
Emiko 4th Jun 2018, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Need to find out quick if justice is futa. Futa = love
1977 4th Jun 2018, 1:34 AM edit delete reply
With the way the summoner always evades us I have a feelling there must be a big secret about her.

That secret being that the summoner, and maybe all elves for that matter, though in that case she were maybe a bit more open, is a hermaphrodite.

She is clearly opposed to getting naked in front of us, being both, man and woman at the same time seems to be a good reason for this.
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
Ehhh, if all elves are hermaphrodites I don't think they would be any more reluctant than anybody else when it came to getting naked.

It may be she is just shy, or she just isn't comfortable around us.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
She may have been shamed for the way she forges connections to creatures, too.
If the elves in this world are like the ones in the Lord of the Ring, Dragonlance or Forgotten Realms, it's even possible that she's been exiled by her people.
That'd give most people commitment anxiety.
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 2:33 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
Maybe, though I don't think we every expressed any form of negativity toward her method once we heard it. Admittedly her last party were a bit iffy about it (From what I recall), so it might just be reluctance to expose herself again.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, Mel was pretty much laughing at her.
As for us, we were the guys who just trounced her and then ferreted out her big secret.
If we ever hope for the summoner to join us, we're going to have to be patient and kind.
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 4:38 AM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
We didn't ferret it out, Mel just straight up said it when we asked why they had tried sneaking onto the ranch.

But, yeah, I get your point.
Sonico 4th Jun 2018, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
Wouldn't say iffy so much as made fun of it through lampshade hanging on the whole thing, one she might have been embarassed to admiting of already.
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
I think the fact her power involves copulating with monsters is a sufficient reason for the Summoner to be so embarrassed and uncomfortable being 'seen at work'.

On the other hand, I could see her turning out as a hermaphrodite - but only if that's extremely rare, also among elves. That plus her magic power would explain why she's been shunned even by her fellow elves and thus taught to be so secretive.

Either way, I'm still looking forward to learning more about her... and we didn't even learn her name! Oh well, maybe next time.
Fireopal 4th Jun 2018, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
As fun as it's been keeping our secret from her, I think that if we're serious about trying to convert the summoner to our party, we may need to reveal our secret to her. If we share a common connection like needing to have sex to learn spells, it may help her be more comfortable with us.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
Cheer up, Nast. If Peace Calling had suddenly become a jumping hotspot barely a week after you left home, it'd surely feel much less pleasant than to see it's still as you remember it. ^_^
Ghest 4th Jun 2018, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
If Peace Calling had suddenly become a jumping hotspot barely a week after Nast left home, it'd probably be because the infamous panty thief is from there even if that's not really true.
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
I agree with Ghest there. On that note, we need to stay careful. Even if we don't see guards pursuing us around here, it's too easy to place a couple posters to warn the community of the panty thief and give us awful rep.
Fireopal 4th Jun 2018, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Which makes a very valid point: we should go home first and talk to parents before we interact with anyone here. Find out if there's been any mention of us as the panty thief.
Green Visitor 4th Jun 2018, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
Slightly, but not wholly unrelated to the rest: I think we should ask Justice if she prefers big armaments, like Valley have, or if she prefers long and slender staves.

(Of course, relating to whether she would like to practice with Valleys studded club, or if we should see if we could supply her with a staff while we're in Peace Calling)

((Well, as per the cleric class weapon proficiencies you know))
GS 4th Jun 2018, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
Getting Justice some better weaponry is probably a good idea. Right now, she only has a goblin knife, and those teeny-tiny.
Green Visitor 4th Jun 2018, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
Let her practice with the sailing shield too, even though there not much sexual innuendo in using a shield. She may be on the frail side, and a light throwing shield would give her a nice mix of ranged capability, support and defense.

(Well, a shield is sort of a symbol of chastity)

((Cats and cucumbers! Why not innuendo anyway. Ask her if she would like to experiment with our partys differnet weapons, or if she rather just be a protected shieldmaiden)
Green Visitor 4th Jun 2018, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
Sry 'bout the typo. a differnet would probably be useful too though. As suggested for catching toads and other critters. Also, differnet stockings could probably be an exotic attire. Preferred by deviants.
1977 4th Jun 2018, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
I think Valley's weapons were stated as being very heavy.
It is likely that Justice can't even lift them not to mention use in fight.
Still, I agree in giving Justice a better weapon.
Ask her what weapons exactly she can use or prefers.
I know the description of cleric says hammers and staves, but again I doubt the old club of Valley is the right choice.
Unless of course the goddess grants her inhumanly strength, in this case we can try the studded club. :)
Otherwise a staff sounds good, I think.
Preferably look for a magic weapon. A staff who doubles as a wand maybe?
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
+1 to helping Justice pick a new weapon. Asking what she likes, practicing with Valley, and offering the sailing shield are all great ideas.

I was even thinking of sharing the Wind Wand but Nast had plenty of practice with it while Justice would have to start from scratch. But who knows, if we find a second wand we could give that to Justice.
Corwin of Amber 4th Jun 2018, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
There should of course be plenty of sexual innuendo when asking what type of 'weapon' she prefers.
Guest 4th Jun 2018, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
Would be funny if nasts ex gf is the panty thief, used it as a way to lure him out of the boring life to clear his name, finds her using a trail of panties, all the panties lol
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
That would be a fun result, indeed. But it would entail some more effort on her part in disguising herself as Nast, since the disguise potion alone isn't enough.

I wonder something else though... Nast has recalled that he has no evil twin or lost siblings, but what if Nast's parents actually adopted him? Picked him up at their doorstep? Then we'd get an 'it's possible' answer and need to be ready for anything.

That might make the story more interesting but I feel bad for Nast finding that out. XD
Krylo 4th Jun 2018, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
My working theory is that his ex is possessed of a kind of shapeshifting or disguise magic that is inspired the same way as the elf's (she can take the form of people she's fucked), and is using Nast's form to seduce women and taking their panties as a trophy.
Guest 4th Jun 2018, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
This would be funny for a way to learn. Very fun.
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
Hey, you know what I just remembered? Nast's father was a fisherman and he was training to fish, too. So, Peace Calling should have a fishing spot nearby.

Let's try fishing! We even have an unimpressive trout we can use as bait, or maybe we can get/borrow some bait from Nast's dad since we're here. You never know what you might catch until you try!
GS 4th Jun 2018, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
We can do that to bond with Nast's dad - and as a prelude to asking about mystery siblings or being adopted. ^_^
Green Visitor 4th Jun 2018, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
+1
Fireopal 4th Jun 2018, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
+1 to fishing with dad
G. Sansa 4th Jun 2018, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
+1. But remember to also get a private conversation with Mom.

It would be nice to have better bait than just trout. So, considering the ingredients that our party alchemist has found interesting, there's one which we can produce at will. May be a bit awkward to use it with Dad there but we don't have to tell him.
ZincFingers 4th Jun 2018, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
ZincFingers
Good idea, take a moment to slow down and fish a bit, it’ll be good to spend some time with our old man. If anything we can take the time to explain our situation to him.

Same with our mother, not the fishing, just make sure we spend a bit of time with her. At some point they will probably hear that we were arrested, best they hear it from us so we have an opportunity to explain.
Iago 4th Jun 2018, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
So ... Family first, then reconnect with inn girl ? We apparently parted on decent terms and if anyone knows anything about interesting stuff happening in the area, it's the bar staff.
I'm also just curious about her, admittedly.


Weapons wise, there might be some place here we can check for a hammer/staff/club for Justice. Maybe a basic shield as well.
If not, just making a basic staff and reinforcing it shouldn't be too hard.

For future reference, we could probably have Ranse and/ Inzo work on an acid spewer, or an acid/poison injector.
Ghastly, but Rance'll neednsomething for fire resistant beasties.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Iirc, the girl from the inn left town before we did. She's probably not here.
MakePeaceAndLove 4th Jun 2018, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
I agree with what GS said. However, an acid spewer sounds pretty good. Ranse's probably already working on something though, since when we gave her the materials she did say that she 'candefinitelydosomethingwiththese'.
Caydenite 4th Jun 2018, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
I think giving a tour to our party first is a good idea, and we can combine it with seeing if we can buy Justice any new weapons. (Though I doubt there's much for sale here.) Then we can go talk to our parents, ideally whilst fishing.

Speaking of justice, I think we should stop treating her like shes some delicate, naive little thing. She's an adult, I mean she's up for being gang banged by an entire village! I think we'll have to make any first moves though, she seems like she's the type who'd be concerned about messing with peoples dynamics and stuff, but I suspect if she's reassured there's an open invitation she might take it.
GS 4th Jun 2018, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
She wasn't just 'up' for sitting down in front of the goblin train, she was willing to sacrifice herself to prevent a war.
There's a difference between surrendering yourself to a sexual situation for the sake of others and being enthusiastic about it.
JiggilyJoe 4th Jun 2018, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
JiggilyJoe
Definitly need to talk to Nasts parents first. Hopefully separately. Then only talk to others that we know we can trust. When it gets to be nightfall, we really need to see what kind of inspiration we can get from Justice... With Valley's help if at all possible. ;)
JiggilyJoe 4th Jun 2018, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
JiggilyJoe
One more thing, I really want to say thanks to Morgenstern for the great comic. This is actually the first comic I have donated to on Patreon largely because of the excellent job he does of updating. Then add in how much fun I'm having and it was a no-brainer. I'm just another reader like you all, but I would hope that there are more of you out there that would also want to help out a guy who gives us so much entertainment.