Comic 184 - Get inspired by the ranch hand

19th Jul 2018, 7:08 PM in High Roads, Low Roads, Threeroads
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Get inspired by the ranch hand
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Morgenstern 19th Jul 2018, 7:08 PM edit delete
You make some cheesy comment about how, if she's really not into the outfit... she could always help you take it off.

Her giggling escalates into outright laughter. It takes the ranch hand a moment to collect herself. "Seriously? All th' lines ya coulda said, you went with that one?" She gives a small sigh, shaking her head... before shrugging her shoulders. "Well, shit. I ain't got much else to do, and it has been a while. Sure, let's go."

You're... not sure if she's serious, or if she's picking up what you're putting down--but sure enough, she undoes her shorts, hazarding a quick glance out the window to make sure her boss isn't wandering up.

With very little prompting and even less in the way of further discussion, you have her pinned against one of the ranch's walls, her shapely legs wrapped tight around your waist. Your briefs fall to the floor around your ankles, her gloved hands gripping tight to your shoulders as she hoists herself up and down, bucking wildly on the end of your cock.

The way she rides you attests to her previous statement--she acts like she hasn't been fucked in years, and not for any lack of trying. It's wild, energetic sex--the kind of fucking you do when you know your employer could walk in at any second. Despite the risk involved, she's in no way restrained, moaning loud as she bounces on your dick.

"Aw, fuck! Yeah, c'mon! Harder...!"

You thrust into her roughly, trapping her between your body and the wall, her sizeable tits squeezing against your chest. She cries out each and every time you slam into her, your hands steadily working their way across her thick thighs to hold onto her fat ass.

Her incredible enthusiasm is hard to keep up with, and the fact that you could be caught at any second makes the entire thing feel much, much naughtier. You're not sure how long you last, but it doesn't feel like very long--and soon, you relinquish a gasp, stuffing your cock in deep as you start cumming inside her.

"Ohhh... gods... damn..." the ranch assistant huffs out, leaning her head back as you fill her with your hot seed. "I'd kiss ya, but... I kinda like you wearin' that bandana. Makes ya look like an outlaw or somethin'." She grins wide, licking at her lips. She gives herself one more pump on your aching length before carefully prying herself off of you, wobbling a bit as she gets back to her feet.

Fucking someone so... wild, and eager, so abruptly--especially someone that works on a ranch, cultivating crops and developing animals... it inspires you.

You learn the spell Abundance.


Abundance causes those that naturally produce to... well, do that. Crops instantly flourish, a tree will suddenly spawn an excess of its fruit, and so on. You're, uh... not actually sure what all this spell can affect? It was kind of spur of the moment--you're not really certain of its potential.

The ranch hand pulls her shorts back up and you, similarly, re-cover yourself. "That was fun," she comments with a grin. "Ya ever wanna do it again, I'm usually here."

Now that everything's, er, settled down--you ask offhandedly if she's seen a summoner or a dark elf in glasses come through here.

"I ain't, myself," she replies, "but I don't work up front much--I'm always in th' back, helpin' milk the cow girls or somethin'."


bloodrayne03 19th Jul 2018, 9:59 PM edit delete reply
Well clearly we need to use this new spell on Valley.
Krylo 19th Jul 2018, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Plz no, that is not my fetish.

Although, there is something that is Ranse's fetish.

Next time we bang her we should cast it on our own testicles, if that's what she's into.
Mochi 19th Jul 2018, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
oh god please no
poch 19th Jul 2018, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
This is probably a long shot, but I wonder if Ranse can be "inspired" to upgrade her alchemical abilities in a way similar to Nast. Yeah, she's not a mage and her abilities were acquired presumably through rigorous study, not through vague intuition- but she also has heightened senses, and maybe she can discern something through sensory overload. Also, mage semen might have other special properties? (Although... That might take us down some strange roads.)
Dragos 19th Jul 2018, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
+1 to this plan, do we warn her or just tell her we have a surprise lol
JiggilyJoe 20th Jul 2018, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
I'm thinking the ability to produce extra jizz for Ranse would be a dream come true for her...
Mochi 19th Jul 2018, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
somehow i don't think she'd be down for that.
The Chicken Guy 19th Jul 2018, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
+1 to Mochi, concent is everything, +1 to powering Valley, maybe it will make her be more healing? (I swear, someday my paranoia about boosting healing will help. Sexiness is not my primary concern, which is weird in this comic, but true).
Guest 20th Jul 2018, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
+1 to Valley. Also would it work on Ranse's FLamethrower?
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Maybe try the flamethrower when we've got a water supply
Sanityfaerie 21st Jul 2018, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Which one? By my read on both Valley and Ranse, they'd both be interested in trying the experience (Valley of giving more, Ranse of receiving more) at least once each. If anything, Ranse might be concerned that she'd like it *too* much. Her first boyfriend kind of ruined her for guys who arent' mages. With this spell, we might wind up ruining her for anyone who isn't *us*.
1977 20th Jul 2018, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
+1 to both.
Valley will produce more milk that way, good for the chicken.
Ranse has already said she wants us to cum in buckets next time so she can drink a lot.
Twyll 20th Jul 2018, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
I don't see what's wrong with using it on Valley if she wants to give it a try. I'd also like to try using it on Nast before enjoying some time with Ranse, because it does seem like she would *really* be into that, and God knows she needs someone to attend to what *she* wants.
Krylo 19th Jul 2018, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
From two comics ago:

Nast, Inzo, and Emmy: head to the cave. Inzo can do water now, and Emmy PROBABLY isn't at risk of drowning, but even if she is, she can probably fit in the crab due to her flexible form. Nast is mostly coming along on this excursion to avoid towns/wanted posters until we have more disguise potions or the disguise ring.

Justice, Ranse, and Valley: Head to three roads to look for information on the disguise ring, knights, and disguise potions. Reasoning is that justice is the most charismatic character after Nast (who is wanted), Valley is third, and Ranse seems to enjoy Justice's scent, so let's see where that goes. Also Lagrand is really good at being rude as shit so leave him out.

Lagrand: meditate on your seed and raise our baby at the ranch.

Optional: Bang ranch hand on the way out. COMPLETED
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
+1 from me, a solid plan just like back then.
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, we’ve crossed off one item, might as well cross of the rest.
Tatem 20th Jul 2018, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
+1 to all but let's also have the team heading to Three roads sell some of the junk like the bottles of rum or the old iron swords.
Antarean 19th Jul 2018, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Offer to try it out on the cow girls though? Just to test it and see if it could even be used that way. (With their permission of course).
The Chicken Guy 19th Jul 2018, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Agreed. Always good to have a supplier in our debt, and good reputation never hurts.
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
Good idea, not only does it potentially help them, helping cement us as a firm friend of the ranch, it is a somewhat controlled environment for if something goes wrong (best ask the minitaur for permission before we cast). Also, I mean, if it does go tits up (ha ha), we didn’t cast it on one of our people.
JiggilyJoe 20th Jul 2018, 12:53 AM edit delete reply
Seems like a legit idea.
Korsha 20th Jul 2018, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
+1 to this, we're becoming fast friends of the ranch, might as well keep it up while learning our new limitations.
Also, maybe try it on our Wind Wand, both to see if it works and to see if it gives a permanent enchantment like Reinforce, or only causes an instantaneous effect
Professor Cupcake 20th Jul 2018, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Professor Cupcake
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
+1 to this
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
A fellow by the name of Croaker made the point that perhaps we should try our new spell on a plant first, just to get a feel for it. Their comment is much further down below, but I thought the idea should be shuffled a bit toward the top of the line.
pwzysk 19th Jul 2018, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
Try using Abundance on Lagrand, see if he starts flowering.

On a more serious note, Emerald produces acid, right? Maybe we can use it on her in combat to upgrade her acid touch temporarily, or out of combat to produce some paralyzing or acid enzymes.
Poch 19th Jul 2018, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
+1 this was my thought as well.
Rent 19th Jul 2018, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
+1 powering up Emerald is worth a try. Also, if we used Abundance on Lagrand, he'd just come up with more dramatic poses
The Chicken Guy 19th Jul 2018, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
Maybe even Justice, if the water elemental counts as producing? +1 to Powering up Emerald,+1 to powering up Valley, +100 to more ridiculous poses.
Ejjainablackberet 19th Jul 2018, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Used in conjunction with fishing with Jerry the Kuatoa, or try combining it with our steal ability?Just spitballing....
The chicken guy 19th Jul 2018, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
Don't think fishing counts as producing, and how would steal work? Speed-snake milking is all I can think of. And that is NOT a euphemism.
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 12:49 AM edit delete reply
Cast it on the ocean to produce more fish.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
I don't think we can enchant the whole ocean.
Besides, the ocean doesn't produce fish, spawning fish do.
If we set up a large tank or pool somewhere safe and stock it with fish, we could eventually try.
Antarean 20th Jul 2018, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
It's possible we might be able to enchant a small area of ocean but unless the fish are spawning at that time (typically around the full moon in November for a lot of species, but who knows how it works in Nast's world) it might not do anything beneficial. And there's a slim chance we might end up causing an algal or jellyfish bloom, which would be the opposite of what we wanted.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
Indeed, we'd have another thing to feel guilty for in addition to teleporting a ravenous giant boar into a busy city... :(
CruntKnockler 20th Jul 2018, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
A ravenous, paralyzed boar. It'll have been fine. Threeroads is full of guards and knights and shit, they'll have taken care of it. And no one will suspect us, I'm sure...
GS 20th Jul 2018, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
The one we 'ported wasn't paralyzed, was it?
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
Could we not just harvest the jellyfish and / or algae?
GS 21st Jul 2018, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
Maybe, but they could become a threat to fishermen, swimmers and marine life if they suddenly became overly abundant.
Cloudy 19th Jul 2018, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
I have an idea or two for abundance...

Use abundance on a magical item that produces stuff.... like our wind wand.
See if it’ll produce greater wind for less effort.

Use abundance on an unimpressive trout. See if it’ll produce a greater allure to higher tier fish.

We’re overflowing with charisma, one might say we ‘naturally produce’ it... Use Abundance on ourselves and talk the chief gob into an easier to get war appeasement.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
I like the idea of testing it on the wind wand.
Guest 20th Jul 2018, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
I like the idea of enchanting the trout. I mean, we’ve already established that we can’t cast abundance on the entire ocean, so this might be the next best way.
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
+1 to testing it with our wind wand, since in a way, it does produce wind.
Tech 20th Jul 2018, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
Cast it on Emerald and see if she can squirt acid instead of just making melee attacks.
Then cast it on Valley
This is assuming both of them are on board with it, we don't want to wreck our relationships by taking liberties.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
We really should ask her name... ^^;
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Would not be suprised if her name actually was Ranch Hand.
Daughter of Smith Hand and Bakers Hand.
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
+1 to stupid names
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
+1 to stupid names
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
Let's find out!
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
+1 to asking for her name, especially now that we've done... everything else I suppose. XD
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
Not quite everything. ^^; Fortunately. Everything would have been even MORE forward.
JiggilyJoe 20th Jul 2018, 12:57 AM edit delete reply
If there was a way to produce more of the troll faced fish, our feed problem for the chick would be solved.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
That would require us to first get our hands on a gravid trollfish and then take care of her in an enclosed environment.
JiggilyJoe 20th Jul 2018, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
Probably. I wonder if there's any kind of fruit with healing properties.
Guest 20th Jul 2018, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Maybe enchant the fishing rod or bait? Just a thought.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Doubtful. Those produce through artifice, not nature. Unless you want to breed live bait.
Guest 20th Jul 2018, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
The godlobster can produce explosive bubbles, right? Can we cast abundance on it? Would it make bubbles more quickly, fire them with more speed or just make them bigger?
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 2:58 AM edit delete reply
My best guess would just be more bubbles, so either multiple bubbles in each shot, or an increase in firing speed. That is assuming it works.
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
I'm guessing more bubbles, it's worth a try anyway.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
I'm not a huge fan of one-night stand arrangements, but this felt a lot... smoother than our recent tryst with Ranse.

This is not meant as an insult to Ranse in any way, shape or form, okay?
But I keep getting this feeling we should talk with Ranse more. She doesn't seem perfectly comfortable with other people and herself.
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
Hmm, I agree we need a few good talks with Ranse. Maybe get some of the others involved.
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
+1 to emotions.
JiggilyJoe 20th Jul 2018, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
The fact that she actually spoke with us last night was a good start. Hopefully while out with Valley and Justice today she will have a chance to open up more.
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, to me this is just evidence that the rancher girl is open-minded and easy-going that she went along with it so easily. She's probably had her share of adventures before we passed by.

I do like this one-time stand better than us pulling her into our party and abandoning her ranch just because we had sex though. It will vary from person to person, but not everyone that inspires Nast needs to become our party member - and some, like Emmy, have joined the party even though we're still waiting for inspiration. It's good to be flexible since it really opens up possibilities without infringing on people's freedom as much: if they want to join our cool crew, that's awesome, if not, pleasure meeting you sir/ma'am.

+1 to talking more with Ranse when we get the chance. Hell, +1 to more interaction with everybody. While we're going with Emmy and Inzo we can definitely chat with them too, get to know them better and so on.
Mark Watney 20th Jul 2018, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
We need to science the shit out of what Abundance can affect. Just try it on everything, for science.
1977 20th Jul 2018, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
1977 20th Jul 2018, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Ghest 20th Jul 2018, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
Could Abundance be used to cheat the system and recharge the stone forge's spirit flame?
1977 20th Jul 2018, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Worth a try.
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 9:55 AM edit delete reply
Oooh, one of the better uses if you ask me. +1
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Doubt it. The forge is artifice made manifest through spirit power, not a thing of nature.
Guest 20th Jul 2018, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Obviously we'd need to test it first but if it works on Valley she may be able to shoot milk. With practice and assuming Valley is down for it, this could be the entertainment act we need for guild access.
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
Weird, obscure, fetishy. It does fit the bill. Plus we could get Sweet on our team! +10000 for the chance at more puns!
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
It's possible, but I thought of a different act to get into the Entertainment Guild:

Nast turns into a lady and uses Abundance on herself, to squirt milk and honey. Cast it during the performance to suddenly become a fountain.

Of course, we only have one disguise potion left so we can't really practice this, buuut combined with our other tricks like the bunny suit and Emmy's consectacles I hope it'll be sufficiently niche to pass the challenge.
Twyll 20th Jul 2018, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Oooh, now *that* could work. Set it up like a sharpshooter thing, have targets for her to hit-- maybe even make target masks with cutouts for the face so the other party members can wear them, open their mouths, and *be* the targets?
GS 20th Jul 2018, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Meh. I'd rather see if we can teach Emerald to perform as a whole orchestra by herself.
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
We can do both. 2 plans are better than one in this case, and the more crazy schemes we create here, the happier I am. Win-win.
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
I'm honestly here more for the stupid and hilarious ideas in chat than I am for the occasional sexy. Not that the comic isn't great, but I need the crazy of internet people solving problems.
Korsha 20th Jul 2018, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Ditto my mate, ditto.
Best part is Morgenstern clearly reads everything and often takes the silly suggestions into consideration. Makes the comic extra funny
The chicken guy 20th Jul 2018, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
Thought I'd make a list of things we need to do still. Feel free to add if miss.
In no particular order,
1. Get into Entertainer's Guild/Recruit Sweet
2. "Sexy up" female goblins
3. Raise our chicken into probably an elder god that will devour the world
4. Solve our disguise problem
5. Find/confront panty thief
6. Power our team with more/better equipment/skills
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
Go discover/explore new areas, like Lightsend, Magehold, the mines North of Peace Calling, etc.

Also finally talk to that woman from the bar in Humblestart (?) and hopefully recruit the Summoner and/or the mathematician dark elf.

Use the shrinking potion on the faeries! But fiiirst we need to get them some fairy panties, and apparently some satyr is our lead on that quest.

There's a couple more, I think, but you can check for yourself on the discord channel.
G. Sansa 20th Jul 2018, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
I don't really want to recruit the summoner. We should probably top out the total party size around 10, which means we should be picky with our remaining slots. Sweet is a good choice because we don't have a thief type; Delmora seems smart and that's useful; but let's not go crazy inviting everyone we meet.

In terms of finding the satyr, I think we should explore the wooded area in between Threebroads and the fairy temple. If the satyr isn't from there, he probably at least has other customers there who could give us extra clues. I think this should be a priority for two reasons. First, the satyr may have good leads on our main quest to find the panty thief. Second, fairy tail would be an excellent NSFW scene.

But for now, the current quests are good. One to a watery area to try out the crab and to get more cockachick food, one to the city to check out boar damage and investigate disguises.
1977 20th Jul 2018, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
We don't really need the Satyr for the fairypanties.
The Satyr is the guy they usually buy from, but we have their measurements, so all we need is a willing tailor.
Our party in Threeroads can take care of that.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
8. Visit Lightsend.
9. Recruit puppeteer.
Make sex golem with puppeteer.
11. Make bodyguard golem(s) using contributions from the whole party.
12. Work out physically and magically.
13. Hold weapons drill with party.
CruntKnockler 20th Jul 2018, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
We've got a lot on our plate already, but can I suggest as a cheeky 14: go check out the Pleasure Palace in Gambel?
GS 20th Jul 2018, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
15. Visit Mageholm. Learn more about the nuts (no pun intended) and bolts of enchantment and magic in general.
Guest 20th Jul 2018, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
16. Talk to the bishop at justice's church. We were told to finish our sidequests first as it was going to be quite involved, and since then we forgot all about it. I can't even remember what we were going to talk about!
GS 20th Jul 2018, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Possibly the fact he's assembled an all-female staff of priestesses, and stuck them all in fishnet stockings and high heels.
Regardless whether the OHG is real or not, there's something squirrelly there. Or it gives off that vibe, at least.
Iago 20th Jul 2018, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Have a bit of witty, sexy banter with Ranch Hand, exchange names, all that. Be a decent human being overall.

Find her boss, offer to test Abundance on one or more of his chickens. If he has a prized breeder, maybe that one. Well, maybe his second best, we don't really know how the spell works just yet.
I mean, those things "produce" viable eggs, spontaneously and asexually. I expect it to work. Just not sure how taxing it'll end up being for the bird.
Might even offer it without royalties, friends are nice. Plus a place to rest and resupply is always good. And we need to understand the spell better.

Extend the offer to the minitaur girls, if and only if they're interested.

Get ready to make Ranse a happy girl at some point : tell her we'll need her assistance in finding out exactly just how abundant we become when we inevitably use it on ourself.
Let her think on that.

Present the idea to Valley, without insisting : experimenting on ourself is one thing, doing it on our friends is another. If she's really into it though, ... Still wait until we've tested it once or twice. Don't want her to be beached by giant tits.

Brainstorm other uses.
Justice and the Holy W.Ellies is an interesting idea, if a bit far-fetched.
Smae with Emerald, really.

We could boost the faerie's holy water fountain, hoping we don't flood the forest.
Offering some minor sustainable food source to the ants so they don't have to wander all over the place could get us in. Just make sure to not overfeed them, those things breed.
Depending on what the "target" can be, we could do much more.

We got our tasks planned last comic.
Take care of a few tests/presents to the rancher and get on our way (if nothing else, enhance a few crops or fruit trees).

The guild thing can wait, we have stuff to do.
Dragos 20th Jul 2018, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
+1 all this
Vilem 20th Jul 2018, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
+1 to all this also. Sou ds like a valid plan.
Cptn_Nerdrage 20th Jul 2018, 7:18 PM edit delete reply
I really hope Abundance works on us and Valley
GS 20th Jul 2018, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
I wish we'd find someone who inspired us to develop a Disguise spell.

Or that we found out how to develop a spell without needing inspiration.
Surely there must be a way. Not every caster has Je ne sais quoi, looks or a slick patter to get lucky all the time, and they still develop spells.
lil Joshu 20th Jul 2018, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
... possibly some thieves, actually...
GS 20th Jul 2018, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
I hope it might be Sweet, as both a performer and a member of the thieves' guild.
Iago 20th Jul 2018, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Well, Mel is a sneaky thief.
Finding a way to convince her not to betray us is gonna take a bit of effort, but if we make it worth her while we could normalize our relationship - maybe interest her enough to get inspired.

Not the best way by far, as I'd just as soon forget her.

Sweet is an entertainer, member of the thieves' guild, slightly unhinged, p!ays a role (maybe ?), wears costumes ... Yeah, I like her. For this and also just period.
GS 20th Jul 2018, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
If we never have to deal with Mel again, that's fine with me!
I'd sooner try to form a bond with that Orc, what's his name... Holkurg?
Guest 20th Jul 2018, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Emmy might inspire us with a spell that changes our shape - after all, she can change shape and chose a female form. She isn't exactly down for it, though. We have some convincing to do.
MakePeaceAndLove 21st Jul 2018, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
I actually suspect that getting a disguise spell through inspiration would be too easy on Nast so no matter where we look, tough luck, I'm instead counting on a disguise ring possibility somewhere. >.>

Even so, I don't really mind that Mel tried to sell us out to get executed... I figure she's doing what seems reasonable from her perspective, we're not any real friend of hers but more of a potential victim (since she is a thief). When that setup changes, we can try again.

To be clear, I'm not saying to go back and see her when we might work around her sleeping trick, perhaps with the Ring of Awakening - she could have some back up plan ready by then. I'm rather thinking we could confront her by the time we can fight a squad of those mighty knights solo and send them running home crying, which drastically changes the power dynamic and makes Mel want to actively stay on our good side... of course, that's a far-off dream by now, but, I think long term about such things.
lil Joshu 20th Jul 2018, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Cast abundance on the magic forge, get two improvements instead of one. (Or one better improvement.) Also, throw the crab mech in the forge after casting abundance on it.
MakePeaceAndLove 20th Jul 2018, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
+1 to this, although when we choose to drop by there again, I don't know. We can do it anytime, maybe when we'll be going back towards Humblestart/Peace Calling/the Slime Cave again? Cause we just got here to do stuff on this side of the bridge. Oh well, it'll wait for us, slowly recovering, I hope.
1977 20th Jul 2018, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
The forge is only good for stone.
The Goblobster has no stone parts.
Throwing the Goblobster in the forge is absolutely useless.
Korsha 20th Jul 2018, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
yeah, -1. Both the mechs consist of plant parts and chitin, Forge won't work on them.
Trying Abundance on the forge when we do have something to improve is worth it though, see if it refuels the green fire, though I think we should be prepared refueling such a powerful magical artifact is probably pretty draining.
Pseudophibian 20th Jul 2018, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
I know I'm late to the party, but I just wanted to say we should consider using Abundance the next time we encounter any wish-granting meta-beings. I can't tell if it would annoy them or delight them (as an excellent example of thinking outside the box), but it seems worth considering.
MakePeaceAndLove 21st Jul 2018, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
Huh, that's a clever idea. I don't know if those beings 'produce wishes' but I guess that would still be worth a try at least.
Croaker 20th Jul 2018, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Let’s try abundance on a plant before we try on a animal or person.

Wouldn’t we rather start with the safest thing. Ask the rancher what tree bears fruit that he feeds to the chickens or Minotaurs, cast abundance on that. We learn about the spell and continue to 8mprove our relationship with the rancher.

Also, we should cast Reinfornce on the pen he is using for the boar.
ZincFingers 20th Jul 2018, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
That is a very valid point. Just hope it wasn’t made too late.
MakePeaceAndLove 21st Jul 2018, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
+1, great ideas there Croaker.
GS 21st Jul 2018, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
+1! Very good point.
The chicken guy 21st Jul 2018, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
As the chicken guy, I would be wrong if I didn't suggest putting our chick on our head. No real purpose, just throwing it out there.