Peace after Siege (PART 1)
And so the seasons turn. In the snowy lands, the battle for the Hearth of Sin was won by the Overlady’s forces. While the cost of our victory was the release of the cursed Ridershroom. Perhaps we can one day reseal the walking copyright violation. Until then, Ophelia and her team must go on the offensive.
… Alright? Thanks for the … help?
Who the fuck is the blood fetishist?
They aren’t one of your friends?
I’m, uh, good on that whole, um, touching thing.
Can I just get back to work where people aren’t trying to hurt me?
I’ve already spent too much time away from my lab, and you guys know how our readers don’t like research taking so long…
Rune guns are really cool! We have got to put them in the hands of the mushies!
We don’t need her for that though!
I’ll take her stuff to the lab. We already did research on mouse infantry before, I still can have one of the non-elite girls right?
If you can make it work without the sniper, I think it’s okay.
That will be great! I will be able to get so much done with these new specimens.
Great! I’m going to go have some fun with the sniper!
Hey Lily, can I borrow one of those big dildos you hide under your bed?
Ooh you are that kind of girl… hehehe.
I knew it! Hehehe…
No need to get the fancy one with rotators, or the one with the big pump, or….
Well, can I go to my room?…
…So I can hide things better.
Just stay here for a moment, I want to say a few words.
Just, thank you, for all of this. None of you had to risk yourselves.
This is my, our, chance to create something free from all these stupid rules and laws.
None of you needed to listen to me, but you chose to anyway.
Aww, Ophi, we love you too!
Hehe, not gonna lie, it has been fun!
I’m glad to work with y’all. It’s good to not have restrictions on what I can build!
I agree with that. I have the singular opportunity to study lust energy in a safe environment. I would be dead if I even brought it up in other places.
Well, I haven’t been around for that long yet, but our… thing, or whatever this is, is working better than your old campaign, Larhamal.
Don’t you dare…
She is not wrong, my lord. Our last campaign was a little … brute force centric.
Okay, I agree, I’m glad we have a second chance.
Well if the praise for good work is finished, I need to get back to my lab, I have brand new theories to test!
You. The big one!
Bring a sample of the collected equipment and one of the new girls to my lab.
As Elgor leaves the war room, the big mush heads out of the door to fulfill the orders of the wizard.
The siege didn’t work as the enemy planned.
I’m pretty sure they expected us to be out while they attacked..
That’s a big oopsie on your side guys. What was so important that you needed to leave the tower?
Well, we were heading north to find your dumb ass to get us inside the city, and the sniper saw us…
We almost lost the tower and our plan for infiltration is down the toilet…
… What is a toilet?
I was going to ask that too.
Well, over time we created a system where you have a room to ….
Ok! back to the subject!
Hehe well, good we had my ship to get here fast right?
See? We are okay now!
NO, WE ARE NOT! WE HAVE A DEAL AND YOU WILL HELP US!
Ok calm your tits girl!
Anyway, good job everyone.
Yes, first big victory!
I hope it’s our last siege at home.
It may take a bunch of time for Bleu to attack again. I’m most certain this was most of their units.
That girl is a big gambler. She probably bet it all on this single attack, expecting you to be gone.
Still, we need to be prepared, can you and your crew try this land mine thing?
Yeah, my crew kind of did nothing while I dealt with the ninja. It’s only fair they give a hand now.
Hey boss, not fair!
Hugh, let’s go do it already.
As a mere narrator, I could not possibly comment on the safety or legality of burying explosives underground as improvised mines. What I can say is that I would not choose to walk to work anymore after seeing all the stuff laid out on the turf outside the tower..
If I can’t help with the city infiltration I will help how I can. This place is too much fun to not throw in with you lot.
Did we lose a fair few mushies? Senna, Nessa have you got any status on it?
We mostly only suffered structural damage from the bombs.
While we have lost some of our minions, we can’t find any corpses. We assume that the enemy has some sort of Druid of their own.
They probably burrowed underground. Mushies can hibernate to regenerate from a heavy injury.
Ah, the Away Team has returned from their mission. I mean, technically, they ‘returned’ when we regained control of them. Either way, the mission has completed and as a reward we got a another hot bun.
Also, hey. I missed you guys!
Wendy I’m glad you are okay!
Ooh, there’s more people than I expected.
There’s more tits than I expected.
Shut up, Lupin.
Hello, I’m Ophi! The one with the Larhmal… thing.
This is Mordred, Lily and Lupin. I think you know the others.
Hello, I’m Hana. And yes, I’m familiar with the brute girl and the amoeba.
You know… I’m out of too much energy to reply to that.
Good to see you again, Hana.
Hoy! Thankies for surrounding the sniper! It helped me a lot!
Hey, no problem, just part of the job!
You also did great there too!
Also… Jotariel and Larhamal? What the hell happened to you two?
Long story short.. the Lucia thingy made them turn into weapons and armor and I found them.
It’s getting kinda boring to explain this every time we find new people, dude.
Haha, well, at least we’re all still around.
So good to have you all around again!
Well, it’s cool and all but…
Are we going to be attacked again?
I hope not, but the mushies may need some morale boost after this struggle.
My little Mushies will be so happy, with all these new girls everyone will finally have a partner!
It will be good to get back to my old job!
What do you mean?
Hana was responsible for the minion breeding process back in the day.
So you were responsible to make the mushies happy and get them procreating?
Meanwhile in a flashback camera view…
I used to take care of how often each new follower needed to be impregnated.
Managing what kind of girls could breed certain types of specific minions.
It was hard, but rewarding.
That is amazing! Did you get to create the base lineage of the current species?!
Yeah, with just a good amount of help and effort.
And like this, Hana and Wendy get lost in a “mush” interesting conversation.
You know what? I think it’s a good idea we just rest for one day and recover our energy.
Agreed, we have been rushing mission after mission.
I and Speere could use some time to recover mana!
We could use some time to make a report about the siege.
And manage some of the things that are pending with the tower.
That’s it, people! We take a day to rest. After tomorrow we get back to our plans.
You are getting good at leadership, girl.
More like being pressured to be good at it.
I like all these ideas so much!
If you people will excuse me, it’s time to play with my new friend.
And like that, our crew take a day to rest. Some using the time to advance some precious work to get more comfortable schedules later.
Mordred used her time to get her sweet revenge on the sniper, filling her asshole with lily’s toys all-day.
Meanwhile, Elgor was excited about the new options the lust research would reveal on the new mousekin units. He spent the night filling his specimens with all kinds of examining tools and checking results.
Wendy and Hana spent the day talking about the mushies of the past. Lupin had some of the alcohol Ophi had in her tavern and he shared it with Ceres, Sapphire, Lily, and Ophi. While the tower minions still worked, mushies bring Hana’s artifacts from the caves to the tower. A good day just resting, preparing and solving little things all around.
The next day, it was time to get back to serious subjects. The team groups up at the war room to discuss their situation…
So… Senna, Nessa what do we have to report today?
Way ahead of you, viewer.
We finally can focus and manage our units in our projects.
Could you really do much in a single day?
That’s what happens when you let us solve problems before you throw five new ones at us.
Ooh … I’m sorry.
Well, your management was deplorable when we got here. Things will be easier from now on.
First things first. The forge is finally completed.
Finally! We took so much time to build it, I hope we…
Sadly we don’t have a blacksmith or anyone that can do the work in the forge.
Hmm, and where we will find…
But we already thought ahead and contracted the blacksmith from Norta’s camp.
This is Val’mythra, a blacksmith working around the outer layers, she agreed to work for us.
Awright, ye bunch, whaur is this damn forge?
H-hello? I’m Ophi, nice to meet you.
Not gonna lie, these two assistants are insanely useful!
Are you sure you want to work for us? Val’mythra is it?
Aye, ah hae bin juist forging tools fur th’ dang camp fur ages, coudnae hulp tae accept th’ jab whin ye fowk said yi”ll need a blacksmith fur an airmie. It wull be guid tae git back tae wirk.
Is it just me or can I not understand what she says very well?
It’s old dwarvish. People rarely understand it.
Hehe, she is fun!
Usually, it’s too hard to understand dwarves, that is why I never traded with them.
My patience is too “short” to deal with them.
You know, our artist needs to give me a facepalm expression.
But .. Val’mythra is it? Maybe we’ll need some help to build… other kinds … of tools too…
Na kinch. Bit ah kin need some hulp. Mibbie some o’ thae pure weird wee creatures kin gimme a haun?
What the hell’d she say?
She said that she may need some assistance in the forge.
We already selected two more proficient minions to help.
Soon enough, both mushie and bigshroom are promoted to work with our new blacksmith!
An anxious Elgor walks up front to talk with Ophi…
Well about the things I was working on…
I finally finished the research on the lustonite material.
Oh, that’s grea…
I discovered it works similar to the light crystals from Lucia, but the essence of magic is different.
We can not only make our own servitude collars, but create magic items. Without changing much of the base magic mechanisms we already know.
So you still can’t do decent magic so you need to make items for it, hum?
Ooh magic forging? Ah did it a lot oan mah hame land, whaur dae ye fowk git it fae?
I think I’m starting to understand her.
Well, it’s a long story.
Baah, na need tae tell me. Ah juist wantae mak’ a guid jab. Anyway, wee rid hings. Time tae gang tae th’ forge!
And just like that our new dwarf friend get her new assistants and leave to her craft.
Okay… other than that I finished the research on the other mousekin we got. Got a lot into their weapon workings that can give new advantages for new units of our own.
Also, some time ago, someone asked if we could use some of the mold crabee carapaces to make spears. I’ve got something to show. I was working on it yesterday!
It’s light and resistant, good for front line defense.
It was about time. Our minions don’t need to fight with sticks anymore!
I just wish we had it before our siege.
One last thing. The sniper rune bullets? I have been trying to replicate some of their properties using lustonite, and it worked better than expected.
That’s great.. Maybe you could help me to make a blueprint for a usable weapon for it?
We will have a weapon geared mushie really soon!
Not sure about this “gun” thing. We never had them and it always worked for me.
And your current situation now shows it perfectly.
Yo, calm down. Don’t need to destroy my bro like that!
She is right, we need to use new weapons and tools, or we will be behind our enemies my lord.
I’m glad magic still works as before.
We are glad our research and current construction is finally finished.
This gives us an opportunity to implement a new workflow.
And what will it change?
Well, for start we can build and research two options at the same time. Also our viewers will be able to vote on two of them at the same time too.
Still, we can’t do it with war room missions. This still demands certain individual attention.
I’m not so sure about that.
Just trust us, it will work.
I’m kinda worried, their logistic magic is more powerful than anything I have ever seen.
I agree. It feels weird how they can do anything out of nowhere.
Would you like to file a complaint form?
No, no, no, no, thanks…
Now this gives us the opportunity to start a new research and a construction.
With the help of Lily, I could work on that. We have a new magic power source that may work for it.
That sounds promising.
We could finally plant my bone seed?
Or build a space for me to teach some magic to our minions!
Good, we have decided.
That brings us to our next subject. The mush team that found Hana also finished checking the tunnels under the fort.
The assistants spread out a map on the table, which was full of lines under the known locations and passages.
We discovered that most of the outposts and villages are connected by hidden tunnels… and most importantly the tunnels lead under the city of Gouda.
The captured fort, Steam Lake Village, the research camps, Lupin’s lair, and the ruins where we found Mordred, all locations connected with secret tunnels…
Hmm, it smells like a secret!
I have been in those tunnels for some time. When I came back, some of the micekin tried to come after our portal artifact.
But no one knows about the tunnels?
We never got any information about them back in the village.
This length of tunnels goes against a lot of rules.
Why would Bleu need to hide it? What is she trying to find?
Kinda feels like she is smuggling something to me… if she doesn’t want anybody to know.
This kinda cheese doesn’t smell good.
I don’t know, but the tunnels are well made. And it looks like it has been a long term project.
I’m just happy the mushies are doing good work with the tunnels.
They are growing so much!
Also… that mushie with the glasses. Where did he come from?
I… kinda used a cheat code…
It was told among the mushies for so long, that one day the mush that will pierce the heavens will return on his glorious three legged horse with a spear to put fear into his enemies.
Well it’s a crude translation, it was a 1000-year-old story.
1000 years ago he was a great mush hero. One of my elite ones!
Oh yeah, he defeated 100 enemies alone!
He started low and got titles with time, just like your little scout.
Do you mean like Steve?
By the way where is Steve?