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-->''Last thing I remember, I was\\
Running for the door\\
I had to find the passage back\\
To the place I was before\\
’relax,’ said the night man,\\
We are programmed to receive.\\
You can checkout any time you like,\\
But you can never leave!''
--> — '''Hotel California''', ''Music/{{Eagles}}''

SpiritualSequel to the famed ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', drawn/written by the same author, Creator/{{Weaver}}. Nan Quest is the story of [[PunnyName Nan]], a goat. Links to the threads can be found [[http://tgchan.org/wiki/NanQuest here.]] There was also a Tumblr [[http://www.nan-quest.tumblr.com/ blog]] made for uploading the comic and fanart, but it has been taken down.

Nan is a repairwoman, and today she is doing some jobs. One in an arcade, and one in a [[HellHotel hotel]]. In the arcade, she fixes a fusebox, gets a check for her services, and some free pizza from the owner.

She then bikes off to the hotel with her pizza, where she is to fix a broken outlet. In the hotel... [[EldritchLocation Well.]]

Now has a [[Characters/NanQuest character sheet]].

The same artist that made the ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' [[FanWorks Fan Soundtrack]] is [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7F00E1ED659BBA5B working on Nan Quest too]].

The last known update by Weaver to the thread was on 2013/08/25, making the current hiatus the [[ScheduleSlip longest Nan Quest has ever experienced]]. He has confirmed on his tumblr that he will for sure finish it eventually, though.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Santiago embraces this so much that some readers suspect he is trying to assure himself of this.
* AerithAndBob: Nan is apparently the only one around with an animal-oriented name, while most everyone else has Spanish or English oriented ones. (depending on what time they entered the hotel)
** Nan is also short for Nancy, which could be her full name.
* [[spoiler: AlternateUniverse: Maybe.]]
** [[spoiler: To elaborate, sometimes when Nan travels through time, she ends up seeing horrifying monsters that bear eerie resemblances to the main characters.]]
* AnyoneCanDie
* ApocalypticLog: The journal of Father Velasco.
-->''for the love of god''
* ArcNumber: 466
* [[spoiler: AttemptedRape: Santiago attempts to rape Nan in the chapel, but he is stopped just in time by Henry.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Pablo]]'s done something ''terrible''. Anna seems to feel she has too, and thinks that maybe so has everyone else, they just don't remember.
-->Some dance to remember, some dance to forget.
* [[spoiler: BadFuture: As an alternative to AlternateUniverse.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Anderson, to Nan [[spoiler:and Pablo]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: Sort of:
-->'''Nan''': Stop being such a downer.
* CharacterTitle
* TheCorruption: It appears that [[spoiler:Santiago]] is ''very'' infected with it, [[spoiler:[[TurnTheOtherCheek and Nan wants to help him even after he tried to rape her]]]].
* ComboBreaker: Every 10 years since at least 1826 a new guest has entered the hotel, except for [[spoiler:Nan]] and [[spoiler:Anderson]] who entered in [[spoiler:2009(probably)]] and [[spoiler:1912]] respectively.
* ContinuityNod: "''God is not present here''"
* CreepyCathedral: [[spoiler: The hotel was built on a Spanish mission, but it wasn't creepy when it was around.]]
-->I heard the mission bell.
** And said holy ground was, ironically, built on cursed ground. Probably an indian burial ground or Mexican path to the underworld.
* DarknessEqualsDeath
* DarkIsEvil: And ''how''.
* [[spoiler: DeadAllAlong: Kim suspects this.]]
--> [[spoiler:And I was thinking to myself,\\
this could be heaven, and this could be hell.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSong]]: [[spoiler:Santiago]] writes and performs a titular one for Anna.
* DoorToBefore: [[spoiler: [[TimeTravel Literally.]] ]]
* EasterEgg: the last image of the 6th thread can be edited to reveal a cross.
* EldritchAbomination: The Beast in the courtyard, of some sort. It appears to be invincible, so the best choice is to avoid it.
-->They stab it with their steely knives,\\
but they just can't kill the Beast.
* EldritchLocation
* EvilIsNotWellLit: Did the lights go out? [[DarknessEqualsDeath Bad things are about to happen.]]
* {{Expy}}: Nan to [[Roleplay/RubyQuest Ruby]] and Santiago to Red, probably.
* EyeScream: There is something ''wrong'' with [[spoiler: Santiago]]'s eyes.
* FiveManBand
** Nan — TheHero
** Henry — TheLancer
** Anna — [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]
** Anderson — TheBigGuy
** Kim — TheChick
** Pablo — TheSixthRanger
* {{Flashback}}: First, to what looks like [[spoiler:Anna in an elevator shaft she worked on in the past]] and subsequent ones [[spoiler:to 1828, at the Spanish mission before the hotel existed]].
** And now, what happened in [[spoiler:the hotel room 211]]. The kicker? Some quester hypotesized that it may be a case of [[spoiler:PastLifeMemories, since everyone met in the flashbacks seems to know ''a'' Nan]].
* FreakOut: '[[RunningGag Nan freaks the fuck out.]]'
* FutureMeScaresMe: [[spoiler:Averted. Nan's future self is exactly the same as her, only wearing a cloth around her mouth, and Lorenzo has not met The Pilgrim.]]
** [[spoiler:On the other hand, what's going on ''behind'' Nan's future self scares the piss out of past Nan.]]
* EpicFail GameplayDerailment: ''[[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/127172538490.gif The return of "NotWeaver"!]]''
* GroinAttack: By Nan to [[spoiler:Santiago]]. Ineffective, though.
* GrossupCloseup/ {{Squick}}/ [[spoiler:EyesDoNotBelongThere]]:
-->'''Nan''': [[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/128452719318.gif How'd you manage to make your cigars last 2 weeks?]]
* HellHotel
-->''Welcome to the Hotel California\\
Such a lovely place\\
Such a lovely face\\
[[NothingIsScarier Plenty of room at the Hotel California]]\\
Any time of year, you can find it here''
* InfernalRetaliation: [[spoiler:The Padre, after being headbutted into a fire by Nan.]]
* [[spoiler:[[JumpScare Jump]] [[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/132996020295.gif Scare]]]]
** [[spoiler:It [[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/src/134562877710.gif got worse]]]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:[[SinisterMinister The Padre]] [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] [[OhCrap even mind]].]]
** [[spoiler: Kim, during an illusion, gets trapped in the boiler and burned alive.]]
** [[spoiler: This also seems to be a hobby of Father Francis Velasco's.]]
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Most of the "Uninvited Things".
* LetsSplitUpGang: The group splits into groups of two. [[spoiler:Anna and Pablo don't make it back.]]
* LightIsNotGood: According to Santiago;
-->"''If you insist on bringing light to the darkness, realize you won't always like what you find\\
Some things are better left in the dark, Nan\\
Some things should never be brought to light''"
* MadnessMantra:
** "''for the love of god''"
** "''into the fire into the fire into the fire into the fire into the fire ''"
* MatureAnimalStory
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: After Nan fixes the fuse box at the arcade, [[spoiler:Kim is there as one of the customers]].
* MeaningfulEcho:
** "''You can't help anyone.''"
** "''Some things are better left in the dark.''"
* MementoMacGuffin: That cross pendant is important ''some''how.
* MirrorMonster: [[spoiler:Henry moved out of the way of the mirror, but the mirror behind him kept reflecting his head. [[NightmareFuel Then the Henry in the mirror turned around. And smiled.]] ]]
** [[spoiler:It gets worse. Now Nan has one too. Thankfully, the mirror Nan [[MindScrew hasn't done anything menacing.]]]]
* MythologyGag: Early on, the adventure narration casually mentions that "It's another fine day here in the Glen." Fans of ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' freaked out just as Nan walked outside and revealed... that she lives in ''Cedar Glen Apartments''.
* [[spoiler: NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Subverted. Nan sees her future self about to be attacked by a monster, and slams the door on her. Later in the story, Nan gets the door slammed on her by her past self. Cue OhCrap moment.]]
* PettingZooPeople: Of the FurryDenial variation.
* PaintingTheMedium: [[spoiler:The sequence with the Lightbringer is fully colored]], a first for Weaver's serious quests.
* PsychologicalHorror
* RoomFullOfCrazy/ MadArtist: There is a room full of stretched canvases covered in what looks like blood [[spoiler:with shapes similar to the main characters]].
* ScheduleSlip: Has not been updated since 2013/08/25.
* SinisterMinister: [[spoiler: The Padre; a nightmarish, ImplacableMan Spanish priest. He might not have always been like that, though...]]
* ShoutOut: One of the monsters from early in the game looks an awful lot like [[Roleplay/RubyQuest Stitches]] mutated form.
** Also, once again, our protagonist is taken from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''.
* SlasherSmile: Santiago. Constantly.
** Also, Henry's "mirror face".
* SurvivalHorror
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic:
** ''Hotel California'' serves Nan Quest as ''The Metal Glen'' served ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''.
*** It bears mention that the author denies it, though claiming some inspiration.
** Also, a player suggesting that the song Santiago was probably "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlPYYH0ZClg Cohen's Masterpiece]]"
* [[spoiler: TimeTravel]]
-->''[[spoiler:So I called up the captain,\\
’Please bring me my wine.’\\
He said, ’we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine.’]]''
* [[spoiler:WhatYearIsThis]]: [[spoiler:Alternatively 2009, 2016, 1912, 1936, 1946 1966, 1986 and 1828. [[TimeyWimeyBall All at once.]]]]
* YouAllMeetInAnInn
* YouCantFightFate: Implied by [[spoiler:Lorenzo]].
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