-->''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. It's currently still in progress, and links to the threads can be found [[http://tgchan.org/wiki/NanQuest here.]]

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.]]

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

Now has a [[Characters/NanQuest character sheet]]. Note that even the names of tropes listed here can be a huge spoiler, so catching up on the threads first is advised.

!!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.
* AlternateUniverse: [[spoiler: Nan sometimes has visions from the past or the future, where she ends up seeing horrifying monsters that bear eerie resemblances to the main characters.]]
* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler: Alan, to Anderson.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Anna]] is the first to die at the hands of the Pilgrim. [[spoiler:Nan later kills Henry in self-defense when he admits he is the real Pilgrim, and Anderson is revealed to have taken a bullet to the lung a short time later.]]
* ApocalypticLog: The journal of Father Velasco.
-->''for the love of god''
* ArcNumber: 466. It's first seen on an unplugged alarm clock Nan finds in an elevator, and is later also revealed to be [[spoiler:the number of people who died in a fire before the hotel was built.]]
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler: 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.
* BigDamnHeroes: Anderson, to Nan [[spoiler:and Pablo]].
* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: Sorry, [[spoiler:Anderson.]]
* {{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, which in turn was ironically built on cursed ground.]]
-->I heard the mission bell.
* CreepyChangingPainting: Two times
** First, there's the paintings in Nan's first dream in the safe room. The paintings of blood red circles, with the protagonist's bodies silhouetted in them, which grow in form and detail. The red paint seeps into the sillhouette, [[spoiler:And one of them actively moves.]]
** In one of Nan's hallucinations, she confronts [[spoiler:Her apparent husband, who is threatening their kids in a hotel room. On the wall behind him is a painting of a church. When Nan decides to solve the situation with violence, the cathedral sets on fire.]]
* DarknessEqualsDeath
* DarkIsEvil: And ''how''.
* DeadAllAlong: Kim suspects that the hotel is some sort of afterlife.
--> And I was thinking to myself,\\
this could be heaven, and this could be hell.
* DeathSong: [[spoiler:Santiago]] writes and performs a titular one for Anna.
* DoorToBefore: [[spoiler: [[TimeTravel Literally.]] ]]
* DramaticDeadpan: For all the detail in the speeches and gorey panels during the battle with [[spoiler:Henry as the Pilgrim]], his death message is restrained and barely seven words long.
-->There are no last words. [[spoiler: Henry]] dies.
* DwindlingParty: We start out with six.
* 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: [[spoiler: When trying to escape from Henry in chapter eight, Nan slashes him several times in the face with a small knife before going for the throat. Kim later loses sight in one eye due to being burnt by Padre Velasco.]]
* FiveManBand
** Nan — TheHero
** Henry — TheLancer [[spoiler:and TheMole]]
** 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 hypothesized 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.]]'
* {{Forgiveness}}: As the story goes on, the power of forgiveness is shown to be very powerful. Nan forgives Santiago for AttemptedRape, [[spoiler:leading to Santiago assisting Nan when she's bound and gagged.]]
* FutureMeScaresMe: [[spoiler:Averted. Nan's future self is exactly the same as her, only wearing a cloth around her mouth. On the other hand, what's going on ''behind'' Nan's future self scares the piss out of past Nan.]]
* GroinAttack: By Nan to [[spoiler:Santiago]]. Ineffective, though.
** Much more effective on [[spoiler:The Pilgrim]].
* GrossupCloseup
-->'''Nan''': [[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/128452719318.gif How'd you manage to make your cigars last 2 weeks?]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:When Nan spares Santiago's life after he attempted to rape her, he sinks out of the limelight for a few threads to do some heavy thinking. When he returns, it's to help Nan take down Henry, saving her life in the process.]]
* 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.]]
* JumpScare:
** [[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/132996020295.gif When rummaging through an old journal.]]
** Typically, Weaver captions images as "[ANIMATED]" so players know to watch the .gif. Other times, he [[SchmuckBait writes tiny text somewhere in the image]] [[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/src/134562877710.gif to trick players into viewing it fullsize]].
* 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's the only casualty, with Pablo being found later.]]
* 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]].
* MentalTimeTravel: How Nan has interacted with the land of the hotel before it was built. Evidently, there was a Nan exactly like her over 100 years in the past, who our Nan is periodically transferred into.
* 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.]]]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Henry (aka the Pilgrim) was the one who called Nan to the Hotel in the first place and has killed countless other guests in an attempt to free himself, including Alan and Anna.]]
* 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''.
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: [[spoiler: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.]]
* OhCrap: Whenever /tg/ gets into a serious situation and can't decide what to do, Nan "freaks out at the gravity of the situation."
* PettingZooPeople: Of the FurryDenial variation.
* PaintingTheMedium: [[spoiler:The sequence with the Lightbringer is fully colored]], a first for Weaver's serious quests.
* PsychologicalHorror
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Notable aversion. [[spoiler:Santiago's attempted rape of Nan is forgiven rather easily, although the act of foregiveness is a particular lynchpin in the story.]]
* RedHerring: Who is the Pilgrim? Who murdered Anna? Suspects are pretty much everyone, including characters we never interact with.
* RoomFullOfCrazy/ MadArtist: There is a room full of stretched canvases covered in what looks like blood [[spoiler:with shapes similar to the main characters]].
* SayingTooMuch: When Nan and Henry reunite in chapter eight, Henry assures Nan that if they get chased again she can just escape out the window like she did previously. [[spoiler:Except Henry wasn't around when she did that. /tg/ questions him about this. "[[OhCrap ...Oops]]."]]
* 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's standard expression, as well as Henry's reflection.
* 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.
** A player suggested that the song Santiago was playing was probably "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlPYYH0ZClg Cohen's Masterpiece]]"
* TeleportSpam: Used offensively in the final chapter.
* TimeTravel
-->''So I called up the captain,\\
’Please bring me my wine.’\\
He said, ’we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine.’''
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The apparent goal of Nan's many flashbacks, mental time excursions, and hallucinations.
** Anna: Nan gives her the tool she needs to repair an elevator.
** Alan: [[spoiler:Nan gives him a pen so he can write a letter to his father before going SuicideByCop.]]
** Maggie: [[spoiler:Nan convinces her to spend time with her mother in her passing days.]]
** [[spoiler:Nan plans on defeating the Father by preventing him from becoming possessed in the first place.]]
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: The characters are usually free to talk as much as they want without other events progressing. However, when [[spoiler:Kim's ]] face is burned and flaked by the Father, every action, including talking, causes the injuries to worsen slowly.
* TimeyWimeyBall: The manner in which Nan experiences the past has ranged from being a physical person in the past, experiencing the past from the perspective of another, watching and being unable to interact with the past, and being invisible and intangible but able to deposit items into the past.
* WhatYearIsThis: [[spoiler:Alternatively 2009, 2016, 1912, 1936, 1946 1966, 1986 and 1828. [[TimeyWimeyBall All at once.]]]]
* WeirdMoon: The moon's been seen once, but it's comparatively big, and perfectly white. [[spoiler:So is the other moon. No, wait, those are eyes.]]
* YouAllMeetInAnInn
* YouCantFightFate: Implied by [[spoiler:Lorenzo]].
** [[spoiler:Nan and Santiago go back in time to make sure Lorenzo kills the Padre before spirits take over his body. As it turns out, [[StableTimeLoop it was their mere arrival]] that caused Lorenzo to hesitate just long enough for the spirits to take over the Padre.]]