New people, new problems
Hello Dear Readers,
When we last saw our intrepid group of future world dominators, they had just received a visit from our original Mush Scout. Now not too worse for wear and way more experienced when we started off the group wonders just who this mush is, and what info might he have for the group. Other random members of our group are somewhat unhappy he’s not the pizza delivery guy.
Well he sure seems different from your regular Mush Minions
Yes, he has a gruff and serious demeanor.
Ohh He seems quite a bit tougher
Like he’s seen some shit
Yeah, like a lot of it.
Well back after this all started, he was the first Mushie I left to help spy on Bleu and report back if anything happened.
Ooh inbound flashbacks, I always enjoy those.
It seems so long ago we left our brave Mush Minion to watch what Bleu might be planning. Our dedicated and now very talented Mushie sure did his job, having promised Ophi that he’d keep an eye on Bleu. Of course, it wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns.
Our sleuthy little mush has witnessed our devious pirate mouse meeting with what seemed to be some very powerful allies. Those allies seem to be key in Bleu’s efforts to strengthen the gate against our group’s impending assault on her stronghold. Using his best sneaking ability he continued to gather as much intel as he could until …
All good things can’t last forever and eventually, our every vigilant mush was discovered. Bleu’s mouse guards and hidden security eventually catching our exhausted Scout Mush. Using his last bout of energy our intrepid little guy made a run for the forest.
His energy nearing zero and thinking he had eluded his pursers he finally stopped for some “mush” needed rest.
They say only death and taxes are guaranteed, but I’m pretty sure when you need it most, something with indeed interrupt your ability to sleep. The ground around our little mush beginning to shake violently as a snow worm shoots from the ground. Grabbing our brave little scout. Certain death to our poor mushie almost assured.
Wow little guy , how’d you escape?
Yes, I would very much like to hear this as well.
Yeah my brave little Mush, how did you manage to escape the snow worm.
Mush…… Mush mush….MUSH!!!! *sigh* Mush
Really? That’s pretty lucky!
What exactly did he say?
Well he said…
Because I couldn’t just let such a cute little Mush meet his maker in such a horrible way!
Oh my, Sapphire aren’t you a sight for sore eyes~
Oh hush you.
Sapphire, I am happy to see you in such good condition after a millennia.
Larhamal, I never thought I’d see… err Hear you again! You’re looking….
We must do what we need to do to survive.
That we must.
Anyhow , I saw your little mush scout getting attacked and it all came rushing back.
Speere and I jumped in and zapped the bejesus out of that snow worm.
Our newly woken Mage springs to action to save our little guy. The worm no match for her long dormant and now very electrifying powers now coursing through its body. Quickly it releases our brave scout. Even having never seen Sapphire before the mush instinctively rushes to her side for continued protection.
Mush mush MUSH!
You’re quite welcome. I’ll never allow some horrible worm to hurt any of Larhamals brave warriors!
Mush. Mush mush!
Well, I was, I’ve been asleep what seems like forever.
Do you know where he is?
Mush….. Mush Mush!
So you can understand the Mushie’s now?
Well yeah it’s something you picked up after a while in the old country.
Makes sense. I mean Ceres can understand them.
Sometimes I wish I couldn’t!
I have to admit when I woke up I had no clue what was going on . Suddenly POP I’m here .
You spend what? A thousand years in an alternate plane of existence a sudden change sort of catches you off guard.
But I just instinctively sought out the tower. Finding your scout just helped me get here faster.
But wow stuff has changed. There’s a moonraffle behind the tower, and leaflings running around everywhere!!
Yes a lot has changed in the many years since we’ve been here. But with you here now we can continue to grow our power to retake the land back from the lame and boring!
I think it would be pretty cool to have a mage on the team.
More than pretty cool puppy, I think it would be an absolute game-changer.
If you’re anything like you were in the old days, I’d say she’s still selling you short!
JOTA! You’re here too! I didn’t think I’d see any of you again. It’s great seeing you all.. Even you Ceres!
Oh gee thanks!
But yes.. It’s nice to see you again Sapphire.
I’m not sure I’ve met most of you, so let me introduce myself. My name is Sapphire and I am a blue mage.
My specialty is the ability to mirror and copy creatures abilities and forge them into spells to use later. This little guy with me is Speere my lovely companion.
MUSH! Mush mush!
Speree … SPEREE SPEREE!
Aww that’s adorable , it’s like they’re already friends.
The Mushie’s tend to befriend other companion species very quickly.
I teach them well.
Will they go on like this for long?
Yes, I think that will surely effect productivity.
Hey now they’re new , no need to talk like that!
So my amazing Scout Mush what was it that you saw that caused such a commotion in Bleu’s city?
Mush mush…..Mush mush mush!!
He say’s Bleu is meeting with very powerful allies, the likes of which he’s never seen.
Mush… Muuuush… Mush
He says they have a skilled sniper, a ninja, and a priest with a rather large body guard.
Oh well that doesn’t sound good at all
No , not in the least, we must put a stop to this before it escalates beyond our abilities.
So your talent is just copying things. Is that even really magic?
Oh it’s not all I do Elf boy. How about instead of copying something I make it shrink to an immeasurable size?
Elgor and Sapphire seem to be the only two who have not immediately clicked. The elf trying to explain everything away with science and engineering. His dismissal of Sapphire magic seems to have gotten him into a bit of hot water. Hopefully not literally.
Each race has their own form of magic Elgor, it’s not your place to judge either way unless you can offer something of equal value to Sapphire’s abilities I’d suggest you keep your thoughts to yourself.
All things considered, the empire seems to be in a fairly big state of disrepair. I don’t even have my old tower to train new magic users.
You can train others to use magic?
Yes , given the correct tools.
Well hopefully we can get that set up to try and get an edge over Bleu’s newest allies
Well I guess we’ll add that to the long to-do list we’re slowly working on.
No doubt it’d be a great thing to add, as new magic users could help reconstruct the tower and it’s support structures much faster.
Great something else to add to the schedule.
As if we needed more things to solve!
Already throwing in the towel?
Sigh … No.
No , I’m up for a new challenge anyhow!
I suppose after risking his life and being such a little hero it’s the least I could do.
My brave Scout , for your acts of bravery I promote you to Master Spyshroom. You will lead all the other Scout Shroom! But first a little reward!
Nope nope… I want no part of this.. I’ll be in the back of the armor if you need me!
Our little heroic Mushie kicks back for the first time in what seems like forever, his desire for sleep being superseded by his bigger desire to release a world of tension and stress in one explosive climax!
So the uhh tower seems a little off. Sorta small? Everything going okay?
Well we’ve only now started getting a decent amount of energy into the crystal powering this whole thing.
We can only manage so many projects at once, though with the new girls I’m sure things will speed up.
That we’ll see to!
We shall whip this organization into shape!
It’s been a bit of a free for all up till this point.
That’s not really a bad idea! Senna if you could take charge of the tower contracts and Trades, and Nessa if you could take over the management of the inner workings of tower management , payroll, and workload.
That I can.
I suppose I can bring that under control as well. But as I see if now our income is basically zero. What are your plans for income outside of the brothel?
We can have a bake sale!
we have no kitchen for it.
How about a topless cart wash?
We’re sort of limited at the moment, it’s not like we can just offer “OVERLORD MERCH!”
Are you so sure about that?
I think that would be a really neat thing to offer!
If it wasn’t for my vow to abandon things that are not of nature I’d a dozen of those mouse pads as we don’t even HAVE computers in our world!
I don’t know about you, but I’m sure my wrists would be comfortable between those soft mounds of support!
Yeah that’s all great but we don’t even have ANY of the materials to even consider offering things like that. Let alone the customer base!
Or the manufacturing wing.
Yeah, We just got back , I don’t think that’d be a viable idea at the moment.
Plus it’s not like big boobs are all that uncommon.
Before the war with Lucia was lost , people weren’t forced to be as prude as they are now. Large breasts were much less common .
As people had to take their kinks hidden or repress them entirely, it’s as if female breast size has increased tenfold.
Yes, when I checked my previous research it corroborated with the overflow of “lewd energy” not being put to use and an increase of female breast size.
I’m happy to be living in an era of soft squishy hugs!
Nature has its ways!
How about we set some of our readers on fire and sell the energy generated from their burning bodies to the town in return for the coins?
Calm down there no need to do that, any way we just started on the brothel, it’s moving along nicely, no need to overreact.
What facility we should build next?
- Steam lake village borthel: 170 wood, 50 bricks (with a little surprise fast travel portal) : allow covnersion of followers and lust power generation out of the tower (33%, 39 Votes)
- Blacksmith: 250 wood and 250 bricks: Allow us to forge new tools, weapons, and other kinky accessories (13%, 16 Votes)
- “Fungeon ”: 100 wood and 100 bricks: A room to store the basic BDSM gear, it allows followers to generate more LP inside it and build more BDSM tools in the future (13%, 15 Votes)
- Bone tree : 1 skeletal seed - Plant the bone seed on a forest floor. it will help to summon new skellies and undeads (13%, 15 Votes)
- Fort repair and portal: 200 wood: finish the fort repairs making it a perfect outpost and fast travel point (11%, 13 Votes)
- Lust emitter: 50 wood, 50 bricks - add a lewd Emitter to your portal doors, allow Lust energy to convert citizens into followers passively around the portal (8%, 10 Votes)
- Forest lake: 200 wood - add crabee utilities but still require the crabee research to be usefull (6%, 7 Votes)
- Upgrade mushminion lair: Great mushtowers - 350 wood and 350 bricks: The base mushminions are stronger and receive abilities to mimic mushrooms, also allow them to train to advanced classes (3%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 119
We don’t have many alternatives at this point but to wait for the brothel to begin operations, and hope that our other exploring mushies find some valuable relics to sell for profit.
No doubt once the brothel opens we’ll be less worried about our income.
What mission we should send our troops to?
- send minershroom squads to caves to search for artifacts (30%, 35 Votes)
- Send a mushminion work force to the white rock settlement in trade for ores (23%, 26 Votes)
- Send followers recruiters to the steamlake village to bring male followers (20%, 23 Votes)
- Send more help to the scoutshrooms exploring the fort cave (14%, 16 Votes)
- Prepare a attack into norta's explorer camps and get their artifacts (13%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 115
Oh, don’t underestimate the power of the Mush Minions when they’re in large numbers or dead set on a goal they’ve been instructed to accomplish. They are highly resilient, regenerative, and right now they’re just exploring, they’re not battling anyone now.
At this time we’ve only sent out mush miners, and scouts into the caverns searching for artifacts.
Our current spell list is not vast but it is useful
Yes at the moment we just have the Crown, mutant weapon and the spy eye abilities.
The crown being useful for communicating with those back at the tower while we’re in the field.
Mutant weapon abilities allowing Larhamal to morph himself and the armor into duplicate weapons of enemies he’s been in contact with.
And the spy eyes to keep tabs on those things and people of interest to the party.
It’s still a relatively useful list. But nothing of darkness or shadow realm type stuff.
Yeah that’d be great and all if …
We weren’t standing right here?
Hearing every last bit of it?
Ophi uses her ability to summon up the first spyeye. ordering it out to the research camp. It quickly shooting out of a tower window and towards its final destination.
I sure hope we won’t have a low limit on how many of these things we can use at once.
That’s a great idea, it definitely won’t hurt to see what Ole Bleu is up to. Along with more information on those new allies she’s meeting with that our scout reported on.
Ophi once again concentrates on summoning up another spy eye, this one following its previous copes path out the window before shooting towards the city of Gouda. It definitely won’t hurt to get a look at what will soon be a growing problem for our group of adventurers.
That would be most useful to us. We must find the rest of my commanders, and their weapons and abilities before Bleu can acquire even more power and allies.
Well that’s fine and all , but we still need a forge at the tower to be able to build and maintain any weapons of our own, for the mushies or anything else.
Yes it’s on the list, we’ve just not managed to get to it yet.
Well it sure won’t hurt to finds more of the old man’s ex-generals and soldiers.
Yes! more friends!
Yes, but it’s not like they’re just going to appear as Sapphire did.
No but I can use some detection magic to try and find the commanders linked with the tower.
All of us had a link to this place, and now that I’m here I’ll be able to use it to amplify a spell to help track the others down.
Our lovely small chested mage gets to work. Her words summoning up powers deep from within the tower. She searches the island bit by bit before coming back down from her energized state.
Sigh.. There seems to be only one more being on the island connected to the tower. I can show you on the map of the island where I’m sensing their presence.
Wow, that was fantastic, we’ll definitely need to see what we can find there.
Also we haven’t set up the fast travel portal to the fort yet since we’ve been busy building the brothel there.
I’ll volunteer to travel there. If the commander is there I don’t want to leave it to just the mush minions to find them. We can’t depend on luck to keep them from being harmed again.
Hopefully, this commander has a strong positive link to them as Sapphire did, but just in case I’ll watch over them.
That’s a great idea, please watch over them as best you can!
Absolutely. I will depart soon!
So with all this talk of new allies , it would really help if we had someone in the city as a contact since they’ll be on the lookout for any more scouts we may send now.
I do have an old “friend” of mine who’d probably be willing to help. He’s a smuggler down at the docks.
He’s got a lot of shady friends around the city that feed him tons of information.
How exactly do you know all this then?
He’s not great at keeping secrets when entirely sloshed, if he trusts you. I guess I was an okay bartender after all!
Ohhh.. you mean “THAT GUY!”
Aww he’s not so bad, Remember the time he set one of your customers on fire in the tavern?
Or the time he incited a barfight with an entire gang of albino dwarfs? Yes…
Are you sure it’s worth it? He’s kind of… Mean.
I think at this point he’s a necessary evil.
Well then we shall get in touch with this smuggler. We shall recruit him for the cause… Down with the prudish boring mice that inhabit this island…
For once old man, I can’t agree with you more.
Well then , it seems we end on a very active note. Multiple spyeyes traveling the island, soon to report back with images of what might be quite important information. Our triumphant Scout Mush, now very relaxed and home safe bringing us news of the impending troubles we may soon face, as well as a new and important member of our team. Check back again soon and don’t forget to vote and participate in the next strip’s actions!