Comic 83 - Hold off on egg, go to temple

19th May 2018, 1:04 PM in Humble Beginnings at Humblestart
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Hold off on egg, go to temple
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Morgenstern 19th May 2018, 1:04 PM edit delete
After waking up, you go to talk to the rancher again. You ask for a rain check of sorts--you're still very torn on the issue of chicken raising, but you think it might be an easier decision once you've got a little more cash in your pocket.

"Ain't a problem," the rancher replies. "I'll be here."

You, Ranse, and Valley head west along the road, toward the Roadside Cathedral just outside of Threeroads. You arrive without incident, no monsters bothering to attack you this time.

You can see at a glance that the place is still under construction, but what they've built so far is already very large. You enter through a big set of double doors, and find yourselves in the cathedral proper.

You see a lot of (fairly attractive) women in what you can only assume are clerical garbs. Some are talking to each other, a few are reading, some are checking on things around the cathedral. At least one is just... sort of staring off into space.

Your party gets a few glances, but for the most part it stays business as usual in the church.


1977 19th May 2018, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
"Hello, is anyone here interested to fuck a tribe of goblins?!!"
Guest 19th May 2018, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
Gallstone 19th May 2018, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
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Arislide 19th May 2018, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
"Is Mother Superior around? I've been ever such a naughty boy, pulling on bridget's pig tail. She may want to spanknme with her ruler"
Guest 19th May 2018, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
Gallstone 19th May 2018, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
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Jex 19th May 2018, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Guest 19th May 2018, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
Let's start with some basic info on this place, who's important, who/what do they worship, what's happening now?
Nieki 19th May 2018, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Yes, please. Some basic information about the various religions might be nice to have, and useful for future dealings. And as fun and handsome as Lagrand and Ranse are, getting outside perspectives is always handy.
Gallstone 19th May 2018, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
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Royell 19th May 2018, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Ask about spells/enchantments. Seems reasonable that they might have a few members of the congregation that know magic.
Maybe see if they know anything about the Panty Thief?
Gallstone 19th May 2018, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Be careful and circumspect, though. Remember the faeries; the panty thief is capable of generating a LOT of bad will.
We don't want to antagonize a whole temple full of witches.
Gallstone 19th May 2018, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
The priestess apparently staring into space might be meditating.
Isn't that how Lagrand constructs his spells?
We might want to talk to her.
1977 19th May 2018, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
Sonico 19th May 2018, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
Ask what lead to making such a large temple in this particular road, instead of the big city of Threeroads itself.
Cloudy 19th May 2018, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
In the bug bestiary, the pyre ants are said to be odd because of their six legs. I think you meant eight.

Also this is very unrelated to the story right now and just kind of breaks the immersion and clutters the general chat here, is there some way We could contact you personally? A social media or something?
Morgenstern 19th May 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
You can send private messages if you have a Comic Fury account. I'm also on Discord as Morgenstern#1412 (I think that's how discord works? I don't knooow). Anyway, fixed the lore page.
Fireopal 19th May 2018, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
I say we move on from the temple and go to the city instead. As some users love to point out, we have too many unfinished quests as it is. Let's try to avoid adding more on our plate by going somewhere that might add more quests and/or trouble. The city will help us advance/finish off many of our quests (the mithril, the goblins, the thieves). We can always return to the temple at a later time.
Cloudy 19th May 2018, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
We’ve see it, we know it’s here, that’s nice.
If we stick around let’s not make it for long. Maybe say hi, ask about anything we can that will help us with what we’re alread doing, and then be on our Mary way.

Also, if we were to take our wind wand and thrust down, do you think it could give as a large jump boost?
I know it’s not really on topic but I wanted to say something before I forgot.
There is so much potential with that wand.
Has Ranse done identify+ to it yet? I forget.
Guest 19th May 2018, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
She identified an enchanter(Nast), a witch(Lagrand) & a summoner(name unknown).
Guest 19th May 2018, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
She identified an enchanter(Nast), a witch(Lagrand) & a summoner(name unknown).
Krylo 19th May 2018, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
I say pretend like we're interested in the religion and ask around. That's usually the best way to learn about a religion.

Also, try to ask why all the clergy seem to be priestesses. Remember disguise potions gender swap you--and it's a bit weird there's not a single man here. Might be connected.
Tech 19th May 2018, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
"Gods be with you on this fine morrow. We are humble travelers, seeking rest and succour."