Comic 171 - Tell Red about your parents

Posted on 5th Aug 2017, 8:59 PM in Blood on Mars
Tell Red about your parents

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Morgenstern 5th Aug 2017, 8:59 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You inform the red that your parents are no longer alive.

"Oh."

The lights briefly dim. The mouth visibly struggles with what to do with itself, as though it's unfamiliar with frowning but knows it should be doing something similar.

You ask if your parents had blood powers.

"Not the father, silly! He was to being whole human. Your mother was not to being a humans. This is not so good at the maths, but you being half human type then? Perhaps?

Unknowing what is to be meant by "the blood powers." The mother do all thing of kinds. Stretch thin and drink deep of worlds! Walk the black between stars. Stop when met the father. Made emotional reply of the human people? Lllooobu? Lubra? Not to be drinking the world that is his. Was his."

Comments:

Guest 5th Aug 2017, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
So you're half vampire. And also half Elder God. Great.

Hmm, maybe you should ask the red for directions on how to use the bloodspeech? Would probably be good to be able to communicate better, both so that you can communicate with his kind in the future and try to avoid him if he turns out to be as scary as he seems.
Xylas_Incarnum 5th Aug 2017, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
More like half Vamperic elder god, given the thing's only talking about Jane's mom.

As for avoiding it... Well it seems to be your mom's servant or something.

Either way it's likely this thing's the only being around capable of teaching Jane how to use her powers.
Something we're really not spoiled for choice here.

Edit: I keep referring to the giant mouth as male. Not entirely sure why. Had to replace all the he's and him's with their gender neutral equivalent it and this thing
Xylas_Incarnum 5th Aug 2017, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
Everyone remember my stance "if it's hostile you kill it, peaceful you let it live?" This guy's in the grey area leaning towards peaceful to me. Though it might jump into the hostile bit if it doesn't like being told "no"
Kitty 5th Aug 2017, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
Wow, getting an eldritch being to stop devouring planets via the ~power of love~? Our dad must have been pretty awesome. (And obviously our mom was too, by default, as an eldritch thing from beyond the stars.)

Also I feel like we should console poor Red a bit for the loss of our parents. It seems kinda like he cared for them too. I suggest patting... something. The wall?

Learning bloodspeech sounds like a good idea, if we have time to do that. Learning more about Red and why he's here might also be a good idea, since he doesn't really seem to know much about our powers specifically-- I guess the blood thing must just be a weird manifestation of our inherited eldritch powers in a human body.

Also HOLY SHIT OUR MOM WAS NYARLATHOTEP we might freak out about that a little, once we've had time to process it
Xylas_Incarnum 5th Aug 2017, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
Wait a moment, what sort of earth disease can kill a being that devours worlds... err drinks worlds. Secrets are piling up faster than answers... well I guess they always do that but it's still annoying.