Summary: Worldbuilding, mostly, with a smidge of plot.
NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!
There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the story page to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.
Back in Town 3
The other weaver is towards the end of the weaver lifespan and the spider was working to keep her alive, which is why it was so easy for them to capture her. The teenager that was with her was hurt but left behind. So she wasn’t expecting to get out of this alive.
There have been about a handful of weavers captured since the spiders gave their ultimatum. They have been found later dead, but the spiders can feel the release of tension on the worldweb as the spider and the weaver fall out of it.
The web sort of sings to the spiders, and they can tell what is going on by the way it sounds. The older the spider the better they can hear. They lose their hold on the reality and fall into the worldweb as they age and it is easier for them to feel or hear the vibrations.