Firstly, deepest, deepest apologies to Scuba and also to my fellow questmates in The Strivvian Job. My extended absence was entirely unintended and unfortunately unpredictable. All I can say is sorry, and if I'd been able to give you warning or updates I would have done.
Scubacarrot, on 25 November 2012 - 10:21 AM, said:
I am very sorry, but I have no choice. I am putting Quest 40 on hold. Due to some personal stuff I just can't bring to an end in a reasonable amount of time. The heroes can return to the hall and sign up for any other quest. When I can, I will continue with Quest 40, probably in a few months time, When that happens, I invite each of the six heroes back. Again, I am very, very sorry. But I don't see another option that would be fair to the heroes.
I've been thoroughly enjoying this quest, both due to your hosting and the other questers, and once more I can only apologise for my lack of participation. Nyx would be raring to go to complete her story with Strivvi, and greatly looking forward to teaming up with the others again, if you'll have her back. Real life can be severely inconvenient and inconsiderate sometimes, so please don't feel bad at all for putting your quest on hold, and thank you for being so frank with us. I have no doubt that your quest will be worth the wait.
Zepher, on 25 November 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:
I wonder if anyone will ever marry Poletad.
I'm sure Nyx would be willing to kiss him in case he turns into a handsome prince (or even just anyway, she really likes the "brave little frog"), even though she probably doesn't realise that the last thing she wants is a handsome prince. Marry...? I'm not sure Nyx is the marrying type.
Zepher, on 25 November 2012 - 11:48 PM, said:
As for Boomingham... who knows. He's much older than most other heroes, and he did have a wife already who hurt him pretty badly. Nyx indicated sort of feelings towards him for a while at the beginning of 40, but Pandora has been sort of MIA here, and Nyx and XX are the couple I'm hoping for. Boomingham views Nyx as a daughter much more than anything else, but I was still excited to see where that dynamic went.
Nyx's feelings for Boomingham are complicated, but it's a wonderful journey to see how their friendship evolves, especially as they started off on such bad terms. She's grown to respect him, and her respect is not given lightly, and cares for him as if he were a mentor of some sort (even though they have wildly different skill-sets). I think she sees him as a father-type figure, but wouldn't be afraid of trying to use her womanly wiles on him to get what she wanted should the need arise. It's a dysfunctional friendship, yet it is my hands-down favourite of Nyx's.
As to XX, Nyx has yet to admit to herself that they're more alike than she thinks and that she likes him a lot more than she thinks, too. She definitely has feelings for him and the incident when he saved her life had a major impact on her (no pun intended); I would agree that Nyx and XX are the couple I'm hoping for too.