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So where were we again?
Ah, it’s time to put a stop to the dastardly four queens’ warmongering. Elves and Mermaids have already been crossed off the list. Now we’re into ickier territories. Arachnophobes might want to skip this one, just saying.
As with the Mermaid Cave, the spider lair should already be known to you. It’s one of the first locations accessible when picking up a boat at the Navy HQ. You can get to it by following the shoreline to the north from the Navy Headquarters. Or by going directly north from Saloon, I think.
|Here be spiders|
Also, as with the Mermaid Cave, the entrance is blocked off by a bodyguard, in this case a pair of Arachne Lords. And again, as with the mermaids, Luka is no longer prepared to put up with their bullshit, so to battle it is.
|When you have so many spider girls, a simple "Arachne" is no longer good enough|
Ahem. To “battle” it is...?
|This is really a heroic battle and not the femdom bondage handjob it looks like. Honest...|
Arachne Lord is a returnee from the original series. As is Tsuchigumo. They have all the moves they had in the original series, which includes some rather unusual boobs and nipples. But it’s the new gals we’re interested in and... be still my beating heart.
|Spiders from Mars (or should that be Venus?)|
I really like this artist’s kitsch style. It seems very appropriate for smexy monster girls. And you know how I said I wouldn’t deliberately kick Luka into their web...
“Alice, please push Luka into the lovely kitsch spiders’ web.”
Their temptation move is a pile on that ends up with us balls deep in spider pussy.
|This is also a heroic battle and not a wild spider girl orgy|
This can also be revisited in an extended form as one of their request scenes after you recruit them.
Once resistance has been... ahem... sucked out. It’s time to plonk Luka in a web for some sexy cocooning.
|Trapped in a web and at the mercy of lewd spider girls|
Two wrap him up in aphrodisiac silk while the third wanks him off/fucks him with her spinneret.
(Yes, biologists, I know you’re getting agitated by the just plain “things do not work that way” of it. Fantasy world filled with nympho monster girls, just roll with it.)
|Nicely wrapped up and ready for plenty of sucky fucky|
With Luka nicely wrapped up, the three take it in turns until the tap, regrettably, runs dry.
After we’ve had our sticky fun (and Death has kindly let our mummified corpse back out of Hades), it’s time to get back to the main mission.
There are a few NPCs scuttling around that dole out some interesting background info on the Spider Princess. She used to be the overall queen of all insects, but then they booted her off the throne for basically being a massive asshole.
The spider’s lair is another big maze. For some reason there are plenty of stairs that take us up to the surface of the Island of Solitude for no discernible reason I can think of. Maybe TTR originally had it planned as a different location? There are various chests and treasures found in these dead ends, so it’s sort of worth checking out every route.
(Sort of, in that there is so much loot in this game that very few of the chests actually hold anything interesting.)
Keep going right and eventually you’ll reach the red carpets of the Spider Princess’s throne room, where it’s boss battle time.
|Not sure the red carpet makes it any less a dank cave|
Spider Princess is another returning character from the original series, so we’ll skip the Bad End bits.
|A perfect concubine... hahahaha.|
Spoiler: Do you like unbirth?
As with Queen Mermaid, there’s no need for Black Alice to stir the pot behind the scenes on this one. Spider Princess, like Cassandra, has always been a fairly unambiguous villain in the series.
She does keep to her word though. After being defeated she promises to call back her arachne army. She also offers herself up to be Luka’s concubine. I say “offers up”, but it’s more “forces herself on Luka and refuses to take no for an answer.” And then she’s straight on to talking about marriage, much to Sonya’s disapproval. Marriage might not be too bad. I’m fairly sure she knows a few tricks in the bedroom. Surviving the wedding night without being eaten might be a little tricky...
|You were warned...|
Then it’s off back to Grangold to pick up our reward. This time we pick up the Magic God’s soul. This is pretty good as it allows us to unlock all the advanced magician jobs. One thing I missed at the time, but have spotted now, is that these souls also unlock some of the advanced monster girl races as well.
Unfortunately, I’d already played through the section (and the follow-up quests to recruit Spider Princess later) before seeing Stephen’s advice in the comments to have King Grangold in your party when interacting with Spider Princess. I suspect there might be some spicy banter between those two...
But I didn’t think to add King Grangold in the party for this section, so I’ll have to leave it to the folks in the comments to supply the juicy details.
Next up it’s time to receive a good vamping.
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