Rain Quest is a play-by-post game hosted on the TV Tropes forums, started by DrNoPuma on April 7, 2017, and left abandoned since October 21 of the same year.
It takes place in a world inhabited solely by anthropomorphic versions of things that fly or can be found in the sky. Our hero is Joel, a raindrop who lives alone in a house on a small cloud, until one day, a strange glowing meteorite falls from the sky. The meteorite is struck by a lightning bolt, shattering it, and dropping its resident, a star named Nina, onto Joel's cloud. Nina reveals that the meteorite was made of a mysterious, powerful stone called Solarite. Suddenly, they are attacked by the lightning bolt, who reveals that he wants the Solarite for himself. After escaping from him, Joel and Nina go on a quest to find the rest of the Solarite, meeting many different characters along the way.
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Tropes found in Rain Quest include:
- Big Bad: The lightning bolt is the one who shatters the Solarite meteorite, setting off the events of the plot. He then stalks Joel and Nina, trying to find the pieces, but his motivation is currently unknown.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Nearly every character's dialogue is written in a different color, although additional text effects are used for characters who share a color:
- Nina's text is gold (yellow).
- The lightning bolt's text is purple.
- The comet's text is normal (black), but italicized.
- Stanley's text is cinnamon (brown).
- Hummer and the other hummingbirds' text is green.
- Mayor Ferdinand's text is normal, but bold.
- The airplanes' text is cinnamon and bold.
- Companion Cube: Aramu Kurokku-chan, Joel's alarm clock, who he has claimed as his waifu. Later on, Joel gives Nina his umbrella as her own companion, which they name Anburera-kun.
- Cut Short: The game's story was never really finished.
- Dismantled MacGuffin: The meteorite containing a powerful substance called Solarite is shattered, and the pieces land in different places across the land, and Joel and Nina's goal is to travel across the land to find each piece.
- Evil Laugh: The lightning bolt does this from time to time. At one point, Nina throws it back in his face while defiantly telling him that he won't win.
- Feathered Fiend: At one point, Joel and Nina are attacked by a group of vicious hummingbirds.
- Fully Absorbed Finale: Long after the thread stopped getting posts, its characters (most prominently the lightning bolt) returned in Tropers: The Series Season Five, Episode Sixteen; "It's Raining Right Here". The episode is GMed by DrNoPuma, as Rain Quest was.
- Mineral MacGuffin: Solarite, a powerful stone from a mysterious meteorite. It was shattered by an evil, living lightning bolt, forcing Joel and Nina to travel across the land to find the pieces before the lightning bolt does.
- Narration Echo: This exchange:Player command: > If all else fails, go back to the mayor and ask for the key.
Lightning bolt: Oh, and don't even think of going back to the mayor and asking for the key! I took it from the Town Hall while the mayor was distracted!
- Noble Bird of Prey: Stanley, a bald eagle who Joel and Nina meet horribly injured. They heal him, and he befriends them, acting as transportation for them, and helping them fight off some other, meaner birds.
- Overly Long Name: Because the players chose so many different names for Joel, his original full name was a combination of all of them: Joel Aquakamelech Abramovich Maximum-Horsefeathers. Although he was called Joel for short, the players eventually decided to change his name to simply Joel.
- Psycho Electro: The main antagonist is an anthropomorphic, power-hungry lightning bolt.
- The name of the thread itself is a reference to Ruby Quest.
- The name of Solarite, the MacGuffin, comes from Scribblenauts' Starites.
- When one player asks Joel to see what time it is, the narrator initially says "It's quarter to nine, time to have a bath!" before stating that he was just kidding.
- When Joel and Nina first enter the Town Hall in Aircraft Land, the narrator initially says that there they see a skeleton trying to teach monsters about Christmas before, again, saying he was joking.