Comic 16 - Try the potion shop

21st Apr 2018, 3:12 AM in Humble Beginnings at Humblestart
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Try the potion shop
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Morgenstern 21st Apr 2018, 3:12 AM edit delete
You and Valley leave the tavern and head for the town's potion shop.

"H-Hello," greets the large-headed man behind the counter.

You ask him about disguise potions.

"H-Huh... how unfortunate for you," he mutters. "We're all out, actually. They require a... s-special ingredient to make, one which cannot be found around this t-town. We get shipments of them from the west..."

He seems to be actively avoiding looking at Valley.

"...Thieves keep... h-hitting up the shipments. Only taking the ingredients for the... t-the disguise potions... oddly enough..."

"That is, like, totally weird," Valley comments. "Also totally bogus," she huffs.

The man running the shop seems to get more nervous when Valley speaks. He gulps, daring a brief glance at her before turning back to you. "M-m-my sister, she... uhh... I think she still has s-some in her personal... her personal stash. She'll be working tonight, if you... if you want to come back... t-then. Maybe she'll s-sell you some of... some of hers."

You leave the potion shop. You ask Valley if she noticed anything odd about that guy.

"Uhhhh yeah?," she replies, "the whole family's like that. I met their dad when I first moved here... he, like, couldn't stop staring at my boobs? I don't think they get out much."

Well, you have time to kill, then. Plus, you could always use more money. Plus plus, if the rumor of a witch in the woods is true, she could be a good source of information. So, the path seems clear: head to the woods to the north, maybe fight some slimes, definitely collect some mushrooms, probably meet a witch.

You and Valley head out into the wild, northward bound.


But along the way you're ambushed by slimes!


They're not really stealthy creatures, just sort of... bouncing and wobbling along. You're not sure how they snuck up on you--it might be their green coloring letting them blend in a bit. Despite their... questionable threat to you, they do seem hostile--jiggling menacingly in your general direction.

You don't know how a slime would even go about attacking, but these fellows look eager to try it.


Guest 21st Apr 2018, 4:49 AM edit delete reply
Try talking to them. Say we come in peace and are only here for the mushrooms.
Wolfe 21st Apr 2018, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
+1 If they don't respond to English, try mimicking them, get on their level.
Orphiex 21st Apr 2018, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Valley has a big slime-smashing club, but it's starting to feel like she's doing all the heavy lifting in this association. If these are the kind of slimes that have cores, can we reach into them and pull their cores out?
RebirthedASecondTime 21st Apr 2018, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
Quick! Flail madly! Maybe it'll scare the slimes!
Tech 21st Apr 2018, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Draw your sword. Fight slimes