Comic 2 - Begin the game

14th Apr 2018, 11:42 PM in Humble Beginnings at Humblestart
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Begin the game
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Morgenstern 14th Apr 2018, 11:42 PM edit delete
A great evil has swept over the kingdom.

Well, maybe not a great evil, but a pretty dastardly ne'er-do-well nonetheless. At first, the dark and mysterious underwear thief was considered a joke--a nuisance, at worst. Some believed he was but an urban legend, a story to scare people into... uh... keeping better tabs on their underwear, maybe?

As the underwear thefts spread, so did the stories. Uncanny and unscrupulous deeds were done under cover of moonlight. Greater and greater political figures had their panties taken. Guard captains. Sages. Sorceresses of immense power. Rumors began to rise that it was not one thief, but many--a conspiracy, a guild, a cult, something of that sordid sort.

Still, though. It was just underwear. It wasn't treated as a serious threat, merely the height of shenanigans.

That was, until one of the Princess's own pairs were snatched from the castle itself. No one caught the culprit. Only a couple of the King's best knights so much as glimpsed upon the thief's face. The panty bandit slipped through the fingers of his pursuers, getting away with the crime entirely.

Someone had broken into, and out of, the King's royal castle... and they made it look easy.

The manhunt was on.

The underwear thief became public enemy number one, the entire kingdom searching high and low for a man that fits his description.

...And, unfortunately for you, you happen to fit that man's description.


You, of course, are no underwear thief. You are Nast, a human enchanter. ...That is to say, you are a human that does enchantments. Purely by coincidence, you mostly excel at enchanting humans. You have a mystical aura, a charm, an allure, a charisma, a certain... je ne sais quoi. You always have, and it's what made you dive into the wacky world of enchantments in the first place--to take your intangible talent and further it.

Unfortunately, you're still very much an amateur, and were on a journey to learn more of your craft when you were mistaken for that pesky panty pilferer. You now find yourself in a jail cell in the town of Humblestart. You suspect it'll only be a day or so before the King's own men come to pick you up... and after that, it's surely the gallows.

Or the guillotine.

Or the fireballing squad.

...Probably best to look for a way out, rather than dwell on the numerous ways you could be executed. You know this jail has guards, but they seem to be understaffed--you haven't seen anyone in at least an hour, though you do sometimes hear heavy footsteps echoing through the dark.

What will you do?


guest 15th Apr 2018, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
Review what spells we do know
Fkf 20th Apr 2018, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Begin the game
Guest 15th Apr 2018, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
Try to allure the guard and put a spell on him.
Guest 21st Apr 2018, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
Brgin the game
South Paw 18th May 2018, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
Formally request an audience with either the King, Queen, or Princesses!
Cyril Vatteli 20th May 2018, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
Shout really loudly to check if the guards are still up and about. If they reply, pretend you never said it. If they do not, try to dig your way out.
Guest 20th May 2018, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Demonstrate your innocence by showing that you have no panties either