Arachnid Altercation



Encounter Conditions

Before killing the tiger bothering the bar drone (resets daily).

Initial Text

A woman, talking loudly on her comm about how hard it is "to get a drink in this damned place," runs into you and stares as though it's your fault. The extra eyes across her forehead make the gaze particularly hard to shake, but more disturbing is probably the jerky movements of the spidery limbs on her back.

Summary of Choices

  1. Apologize - gain 2 XP Will
  2. Push back harder - Fight Spider Patron (sober) or Twisted Patron (Etheric)
  3. Stare her down - Gain 20 Backed Down
  4. Back away - Gain 10 Backed Down

Choice Text and Results


You force yourself to apologize as she glares at you, as though trying to tease out any hint of sarcasm.

After a pause, she sighs "fine" and makes her way deeper into the dance floor. Well… that was hard but possibly worthwhile.

You've earned 2 XP in Will

Push back harder


You knock her backwards with a hard shove. She easily catches herself with her cybernetic limbs.

She focuses a gaze on you and, after a moment, seems to realize you're not going to back down. Instead, she spreads her spidery limbs out, as though preparing to strike.

(Fight Spider Patron)

If Etheric:

You knock her backwards with a hard shove. She easily catches herself with her cybernetic limbs… now seemingly more chitin than metal.

She focuses a gaze on you and, despite yourself, you feel trapped and almost panicked as she approaches.

(Fight Twisted Patron)

Stare her down

She stares back at you with her unblinking eyes, rejecting your judgement.

You've gained 20 energy of Backed Down.

Or, with blackened eyes installed:

You perfectly match her gaze, despite having far fewer eyes, and eventually force her to back down.

You learned a new Technique: Blackened Gaze

You've earned 4 XP in Will

Back away

She smiles coldly as you back off.

You've gained 10 energy of Backed Down.

(Walk Away)

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