Comic 23 - Reach the end of the cave

23rd Apr 2018, 5:04 PM in Humble Beginnings at Humblestart
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Reach the end of the cave
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Morgenstern 23rd Apr 2018, 5:04 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You take some vines from the crate and use them to tie up the unconscious goblin. You also check him for loot, and acquire two more Gob Juices (putting your total at four--two Reinforced, two not).

He also has a Goblin Knife, which you take even though you're not sure how useful it could be. It's a pretty small knife.

While you tie up the goblin, you assure Valley that you are definitely going to take her up on her offer, once you guys get out of here. She grins, and nods.

You also take some of the additional vines from the crate and cast Reinforce on them. You now have Reinforced Vines. Despite their increased durability, they're still as flexible as normal vines, making them good rope.

You peek through a hole in the locked door. You can barely make out a wooden chest, but you can't get a good look at anything else in the room. You decide to worry about it later.

For now, you press on through the last door at the end of the room.

You find yourself in some kind of throne room.

A goblin wearing goggles and piloting a wooden robot is at one end, with two more goblins at his side.

Standing near the throne is a king (?) slime in the shape of a woman.

"This gobs' house!," the goblin engineer shouts. "You took gobs' house! Gobs want house back!" Well, at least you can understand him.

"It was very much abandoned when we came upon it!," returns the king slime. Her voice is regal, confident, and proper--the way you imagine royalty should sound when they're not a slime. "We have been here for months undisturbed. It is your residence no longer."

"Gobs made!," the engineer shouts back. "Gobs' house! Gobs take house back! Gobs beat slimes, make more gob juice! Take house back!"

"You will do no such thing!," the king slime declares.

Comments:

Tech 23rd Apr 2018, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
All very interesti-GOB JUICE TO THE ENGINEER'S FACE!
Yolvan 23rd Apr 2018, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Throw all Gob Juice, two by Valley(The reinforced ones) two by Nast, at the engineer. Then kill all goblins and try to bed the slime king.
Mochi 23rd Apr 2018, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Mochi
these slimes have proven to be acidic, so maybe sticking your dick in one is not the best plan? i mean, unless serious chemical burns is your thing.
Wolfe 23rd Apr 2018, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
I agree, we should bomb the engineer and bed the slime, although I would ask her/him about the whole acid burns thing first.
Varb 23rd Apr 2018, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Offer to mediate as the two sides negotiate a truce. Maybe they can time-share the cave or live as neighbors.
Alphonse 23rd Apr 2018, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
So gob-juice is made of slimes...

Sneak up and lodge a Reinforced gob-juice bottle in a pinch point on the robot. Worst-case, the robot is jammed, best case, it blows up when it moves. With any luck, the explosion will be enough to damage the freestanding goblins, maybe set off any bottles they have. Get back to Valley and start a ruckus and advance for attack to get them all to turn.

If the engineer is still conscious, Valley should take him on. Also, Nast should try swordplay out on a freestanding goblin!
Jex 23rd Apr 2018, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Halfheartedly attempt to bring peace to the situation verbally. Assuming that will go south: Volatile explosive + wooden mech suit = Fun. However this could mean that gob juice carried by that goblin and the ones around it explode as well though, and I’m not quite sure as to the structural integrity of the cave and buildings/support beams within it. It may be better to simply have Valley and possibly the slimes deal with the gob engineer and co while Nast at least tries to help.