Allegiances and cookies!
When we last joined Ophelia and her group, the team had seized the fort, capturing the tax collector and the fort’s guards. Lily soon arrived to assist in the repairs and refitting of our new outpost while Ophi “GATHERED” some information from the tax collector. Thanks to her thorough probing, we learned that Bleu is acquiring plots of land in an effort to find a secret artifact without being noticed. As we’d expected our search revealed the crab queen’s egg allowing us to return it to her. Additionally, we located a secret entrance to a cavern under the fort.
Finally, a successful assault that actually paid off!
Yeah, with a minion army and overwhelming numbers…
Precisely. one easy victory shouldn’t go to your heads, the next may be much harder.
Jeez ok, I was just trying to savor the moment for once. We need more victories like this.
Yes, more victory parties, with hot baths and…and… Can we have cookies? I miss cookies.
Ummm… sure? Maybe we can ask around the village when we get back.
But back to the point…what the hell is that cave doing here?
Ophi gets a torch and checks the entrance, being careful not to trigger any surprises.
Hmmm. Only slightly ominous.
Many of my suitors famous last words
Last time I got into a weird cavern to explore, I found a living armor , and became host to an impending war for domination of the land…. Nope, not happening again.
Hehe, I got jotariel from exploring a random cave, too! We’re like sisters, except you’re a bunny, hehe!
I’m kinda seeing a pattern here
Also we really need to prioritize the whole egg situation first.
I didn’t storm a fort, defeat guards, and deep probe their commander to make a darn omelet!
Yes, that’s a good idea. Lets ask the mush minions if any of them would like to practice their Shibari!
Ahh yes, she can be an offering to the village.
I miss my offerings.
More will come soon my lord.
That sounds like a great idea , Hey Mushie’s who wants to tie up the big bad mousie?
Great now get to work!
Oh goodie I like rope!
Not on you puppy, on our guest.
I can sense the queen’s sadness growing, we should get the egg back to the village quickly.
You’re right let’s get a move on.
It doesn’t take long for the Mushies with supplies to volunteer. Each taking their time tying intricate knots around each of the voluptuous mouse’s sweat drenched body. You’d think they were pro’s at this already with the speed and efficiency they bound the panting tax collector.
Great work, Mushies. She will make a great offering to our new allies and the towns inhabitants can have an entertaining way to blow some steam!
You mean the townsfolk will have a way to get blown, hehe.
One should probably put some rules on her handling
I’m sure she’ll be handling quite a bit
Riiight. But at least it’ll make the town happier again.
I love happy endings!
I miss happy endings.
Can I get a bigshroom to load this giant spikey egg into a cart, and transport our new guest?
Our ever more diverse group of adventurers are savoring their victory more as the Mushie’s finishing restraining the mouse.Soon the mush minions have completed their task as one of the bigshrooms tosses her over his shoulder with a soft squeak emanating from her gagged muzzle. Much fun is left to be had with our exhausted mouse minion.
Yes , I’m sure a team of scout mushie’s will do a great job. So long as it isn’t me.
I don’t want to spoil the fun my lovely big breasted bunny, but remember the “Quickly” part? We don’t want to keep our sad queen waiting too long.
Okay okay we’ll get a move on, I just need to send a few scout mushies to take a look through the cavern so we can get a handle on what’s down there.
Scout mushies to the front!
Okay minions! time to show some service! I need you to go figure out what our friend the tax collector was looking for down there and report back.
Our ever adorable scout mushies and their faithful leafling set out to explore the reaches of the dark caverns beneath the fort. What has time hidden away down in the deepest depths of darkness? We’ll find out soon enough won’t we?
I should be able to handle this with the help of some of the Mushie’s
Ahh yes, soon the lust will flow from our new stronghold, let us return to the village and get word out so that we can gather even more energy for my might tower!
Yes my lord, soon the tower’s power will be greatly enhanced!
Looks like a few of the Mushies have found a few things around on the the fort vaults
Oh let’s have a look.
The mushies have stumbled across some “TAX” that may prove useful in our future travels. It’s always nice to see a gold number rise, that is of course unless it’s your debt.
Well I guess 2300 gold is better than no gold but we’re still very much in debt. Hopefully our future expeditions manage to find substantially more.
A Big Shroom approaches Ophi with another strange object that was found in the secret egg chamber. What could it be?
MUSH …. MUSH MUSH!
What exactly is that?
It looks as if the Bigshroom has found a Skeletal seed. They are a very rare commodity indeed. If one uses it correctly it can provide great necromantic powers!
Ahh yes, I haven’t seen one of those in a very long time. A skeletal seed is a very potent item if used correctly. Anything that can help enhance my necromantic powers is a wonderful thing!
I think anything that can give us the upper hand against Bleu right now would be a wonderful thing.
Well if it lets me summon more skeli’s I guess that’s a helpful thing indeed. Maybe we can teach one of them to bake!
Yeah you sort of want to be careful with what you summon. Right Larhamal?
I seem to remember a large angry army of undead squirrels that took forever to find something to do with.
Yeah, but we sure didn’t have to worry about collecting nuts for the winter did we?
One can only eat so many nuts.
Mmmm macadamia cookies.
Well make sure to bring it along, we’ll get it sorted out at the tower!
Long after the war between Lucia and Larhamal had concluded, different ancient artifacts from the battles would fetch a very high price if sold to the right buyer. Of course with great income , comes great danger, especially if your adventurer didn’t have a banging set of tits!
All of my time spent in the forest and I couldn’t go more than a few days without coming across explorers looking for mystical artifacts from the ancient war. A lot took no mercy on my land and creatures, so I took very little on them.
To be fair , it’s not like I wanted to leave any of those powerful items lying around.
I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt for us to organize our own search parties to find some of them now would it?
Wendy can you remember and of the places the explorers concentrated on?
Oh I remember them fondly , just like your breasts!
Oh yeah it’s been a while since we charged our first Mushie Scout with his duties.
I’m sure he wouldn’t mind a little backup and long overdue break.
Ok Scout Shrooms. I need you to go relieve your friend over at Gouda.
Have him report to us at the tower!
Ya know, I never really understand what they say. Sort of makes it hard to know what’s happening.
It does take quite a long time to learn their language.
But don’t you worry your busty brain about that , Once the war room is completed back at the tower it’ll be my job to make sure all the mushies do their job. This is all just a temporary inconvenience till then.
Well that’s a bit of a relief.
We don’t really have time for that, plus I’m already tired from my… uuuhhh… “talk” with the Tax Collector.
The Group heads outside the fort once again. Their multiple prizes in tow. As they emerge from the dimly lit hauls , Mortimer awaits them at the cart. Boy he sure helped didn’t he? *Ahem..* Anyway the Mushie’s load up the remaining loot into the cart and the party prepares to head towards the village to reunite the queen with her egg.
Hmm do you think taking her back to the village is really necessary?
I’m sure plenty of your people would like a word with who brought such a bad time to their town.
That and I was hoping they maybe… you know… Would trade her for some cookies!
And uhh yeah I guess that too.
Hey, I just really miss cookies!
I think we’ve wasted enough time here, we can return to check Lily’s work when she’s further along.
Everything here is fairly well built , it shouldn’t take much time to get our first location up and running.
Ok, with all this solved. Looks like it’s time to get a move on everyone!
To happy queens and chewy cookies!
I’d say you had a one track mind, but that clearly derailed long ago!
Ok, Talk to you soon Lily.
Ahh yes, I’ll try to have good news!
Just a few hours and much mouse groping later, the party enters the village cheers and happy yelling can be heard as the inhabitants see the great queens egg returned. A few of them gawking at the incapacitated naked mouse also in tow.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen the people of this town this happy.
Well when the entire reason for your town existing stops being a thing, they tend to get down.
Soon they’ll have a place to get down, and bring even greater power to my tower!
Tower of power, I think they sell spells to fix that these days.
Mordred I don’t think that’s what he was referring to.
Oh you should have heard her when she realized she could summon bones… Bones this and bones that.
ANYWAY. I think it may be time to reunite the queen with her egg, and then talk to the Mayor about our rewards and continued alliance.
Ahh yes a great and powerful alliance only makes us that much stronger!
Yes my lord, we shall rise to battle the great boredom that is Lucia
Soon all will know the pleasure of being rid of such a terrible prude!
All fine and great, right now we just need to be out of debt.
I guess it’s time to go speak with my father.
Ophi’s group follows Mortimer to his father’s office. Happy villagers smiling and bowing to them as they pass. Like a great sorrow being lifted from their very souls.
Mayor it would seem that our adventurers have returned.
Well Judging by the commotion outside I assume you were successful in your little adventure?
Well I’d say it was successful in quite a few ways, but the main quest was indeed a success and we’ve gotten the egg back to town along with a few bonuses.
Bonuses you say?
Yes it would seem a naked woman was also included.
Yes a very naked and ….. Equipped tax collector to uhh assist the town in it’s recovery from it’s less than happy times.
Well I would say a deal’s a deal. Seems like it may be time to discuss your reward for such a well done job.
Well we’re hoping to be able to build our establishment in your town.
You mean a bunch of pretty girls runnin around doing lewd things?
Yeah pretty much that.
I don’t think the townsfolk will mind to much if you bring some much needed relief in for them.
Well it would definitely benefit us to have the assistance of your secretaries to help us crunch some numbers.
Of course their other assets don’t hurt to look at either.
Well I’m sure they’d be more than talented enough in both aspects to keep y’all very happy. May I formally introduce you to my lovely and talented assistants Nessa and Senna.
Well that’s definitely the most direct compliment I’ve ever received
I see no reason not to allow people to enjoy what nature provided
It’ll finally give me a reason to teach my son the ways of leading
Aww do I have to?
Unless you wanna wear a wig and be part of the brothel
Being your assistant sounds like a fine thing indeed.
It would be an honor to assist your group with your endeavor
I’ve been looking to try something new lately anyway!
Well with all that settled, I do believe it’s time to start planning our next quest to bring Bleu down a few notches.
Our mighty army will make her fall to the ground and beg for mercy!
That would be fine and dandy if we had a mighty army. I’m pretty sure Bleu’s forces outnumber ours.
Maybe we could just stick things in her until she does what we want?
In this rare occurrence I can actually say we were thinking the same thing.
The trick is going to be getting Bleu at a time when she’s not surrounded by guards.
As fun as that sounds, right now we need to get our blacksmiths working and a good source of iron to equip our minions with.
Well you all did just save my village and its well being.
I’m sure I could contact white rock settlement and make a deal with her to get her people working with you.
That’s fantastic Nessa, that’ll let us concentrate on finding what Bleu is looking for long before she does.
I’ll make some calls and see if I can track down some information about what exactly she’s searching for.
Whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll benefit us to find it before she does.
It’ll be a lot easier to have Senna and Nessa at the tower to handle the diplomacy side of things.
Well I’m sure it’ll be a change of pace from a dreary fishing village.
I just hope our rooms will have a better view than they do here
My tower provides only the best views for its inhabitants!
I’m sure we can find you splendid accommodations.
Having worked out the details and set the cogs of prosperity in motion the group moves back outside as our lovely druid is more than ready to reunite the queen with her egg.
I think now is as good a time as ever to bring the queens suffering to an end wouldn’t you say?
Oh yes, I do think that is a very good idea.
Big mush would you bring our lovely queen her egg?
As the queen’s spirits rise, she moves to warm her long missing egg. Already the lake surrounding her is warming , the area around it starting to bristle with life once again. As we look back to our queen something starts to bounce and shake, what could it be?
Here you are dear, I do hope this lifts your spirits.
Aww it’s so cute!
I have to admit, yes, it’s quite adorable!
Ahh yes a I see a strong ally , soon this crab will become large and mighty just as my tower will.
Geeze old man, can’t you just let the queen have her win?
That went better than I had hoped.
I still haven’t gotten my cookies!
I think I can have that situation remedied quickly.
Now that the village is saved, our first Allies have been established, and life begins to return to normal , our accomplished team can return to Larhamals tower and begin to set the future plans in motion. Of course we’re going to grab some supplies and maybe take a few turns with our tax collector first , what should we prioritize first? Do be a dear and send in your action suggestions for Ophi to take before we leave below.