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Occupied Equestria - Into the Unknown
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101000
101003 101004 101008
Set six years after season 6, Occupied Equestria presents an alternative history where the Changelings have conquered half of Equestria, while a former Equestrian colony - soured to Princess Twilight's notion of harmony with all creatures because of their encounters with griffins - Invaded and took the other half. In Baltimare and the Equestrian Southeast, the magic of friendship has weakened, as Communists, Changeling infiltrators, Fascists, gangs, and corrupt creepy politicians threaten the city. This role play is based in large part upon the Equestria at War mod for Hearts of Iron 4, and uses D&d 3.5e mechanics.

The long train ride to Bales is over, with Brie, Onyx, and Spark reaching their destination a little bruised but not dead or arrested. Before them lies a new and unfamiliar city and world, at the crossroads of Equestria's past and present, and also the Changeling Occupied Zone and East Equestria. In Baltimare, Dark Star prepares to set out on a mission to track down and arrest unfaithful and unreliable local law enforcement that have been leaking information to rebel forces. Silver may finally have a new toy he can use to clear the Catacombs of their undead presence. Iron, meanwhile, has drifted further into an temple in his search for a treasure sough by an archaeological expedition that was ambushed by bandits.
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101004
101005
>>101000
Nice. I finally have a decent amount of free time to join as well.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101005
101006
>>101004
The train should be arriving in Bales Union Station shortly. The description of the scenery as entering is found >>100661. Note that that would be the view looking out the windows next to the corridors, to the west and to the left of the north-bound train. The view from the right side, or facing the east, would be different. There would be no power station, and no converging river. There would be a great sprawling rail yard, and many more single family homes, as well as town houses. These vary in evident age and style, though trending towards a more modern construction.

Brie has tried to deliver a number of weapons to Onyx and Spark, and he seems unsure about how to hide them
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101006
101007 101025
>>101005
I'm going to need Brie here to work out a way to hide them in character. Meanwhile, how is that wounded pony and the doctor doing?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101007
>>101006
That scene would have concluded 6 or so hours before.

Needle pusher continue(d) cleaning wounds, and placing bandages over parts that bleed, as well as checking the ears for damage
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101008
101010
>>101000
Neat, new bread!

I hope this does not go poorly... With permit in hoof, Silver trots up to his Dusty acquaintance. "About that SMG..."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101010
101011
>>101008
The pony is standing in the lobby, near one of the counters, and carefully sucking off the last little remnants of his cigarette. In the era of civilization's twilight, smoking so blatantly in such a public area would be strictly prohibited. But the weary war veteran, whose hind legs were entirely replaced by prosthetics, continued to calm his nerves with his Luna's Lucky Strikes.

"What about an SMG?" He asks, not changing his facial expression
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101011
101012
>>101010 (super checked)
Making sure that the permit is still within Dusty's vision, Silver shows him the Bits Gun. "I was curious about if you could help me with maintenance."

I'm coming up with a fanon timeline of historical events for Severyana. Am I taking this too seriously?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101012
101013 101111
>>101009 →
Ah, hell.

Iron can see deeper into the room, which also has a sort of oblong shape, evidently following the natural shape of the cavern. There is indeed something there: In the center, is what looks to be a sarcophagus, almost like what you'd see in Sonambula. It seems to be made of bronze, long tarnished, with some silver overlay on the top, which, together with layers of gold, form the figure of a mare (Hummingbird Feather was a Stallion). Still other figures adorn the room - golden vases, gilded armor, a classical sword, a golden idol upon a pedestal, and some other items.

>>101011
He comes closer to the permit and squints. It would hardly be surprising if he normally wears glasses when he reads
"Do you have it with you?"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101013
101014
>>101012
Silver makes the Bits Gun apparent to him. "Right here."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101014
101015
>>101013
He nods, silently
"Follow me"

He starts walking off, over to the right, through the door, then down a flight of stairs to the right into a wide, white tiled Hallway. He motion to open a couple wide doors with widows that have been boarded up
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101015
101016
>>101014
Strange... Unless they're locked or require more than basic effort to open, Silver presumably opens the doors.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101016
101017
>>101015
They open fairly easily. The doors themselves, on the other side, have a thick coating of drywall or some other substance over them that has been caked on top of thinner doors. The room is massive, and in its center is a large swimming pool. Not quite olympic sized, but large. It has been drained, and near the bottom at the back are a large number of sandbags stacked high and thick, with sand spilling out and covering part of the floor of the rear of the pool in a small incline. Stapled onto a few sandbags, above the sand incline, are a pair of bullseye targets, one in a basic circular shape, another in the shape of a pony standing upright and facing forward. Above the rear of the pool are a few more stacked sandbags. In front of the drained pool are a couple tables by the wall. The walls of the room in places are caked with the white insulation-like substance, but in most areas are clear. The walls beneath are painted with scenes of the shores of Baltimare harbor on one side, and of the approaches to Dragon Isle on the other

"Alright. What do you need?"
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101017
101018
>>101016
That is...interesting mural...they really did number on this room. "Some help with maintenance, as I said. Ammunition would help, if it can be purchased or otherwise provided. And now that I look at this improvised range, some time to practice would also be appreciated."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101018
101019
>>101017
"Now let me see it."
He holds out a hoof
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101019
101021
>>101018
Silver hooves him the gun, as requested.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101021
101022
W-Ordnance-3-4C-Feb16.jpg
>>101019
He holds the gun and looks at it
"Bits gun, model year 1010, looks like a more basic model"
He pulls the long, box magazine off the top of the weapon after pressing a button on the side. The mechanism works well enough. He pulls the bolt back and lets it fly forward, which it does not seem to do cleanly. Then, he pulls a part of the back, and with that the entire rear section of the gun comes apart, and he starts to inspect the bolt.
"Looks like the bolt may have some rust"
He goes to the back of the room and removes the spring, then looking through a small box in the back, pulls out another. Then he pours some lubricating oil on the bolt and starts to clean it with a basic cloth. He takes some pipe cleaner and starts working the same lubricant on the barrel of the gun as well
"The thing about the Bits gun is that it is designed to be used in poor conditions. Jungle, heat, moisture… it will stand up to conditions that would destroy lesser guns…"
He places the bolt back into the rear assembly, then places the barrel back in, making the gun one piece.
"They don't need much love to be made whole."
He pulls the bolt back and lets it fly forward, which it does with a satisfying "clack clack"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101022
101023
>>101021
Silver definitely keeps track of the process. It's extraordinarily handy to know how to take a weapon apart and put it back in one piece like that. It's also handy to know a little bit about this particular model of firearm, when he knows only the bare basics about it. "You can certainly tell you have experience handling this type of firearm."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101023
101024
>>101022
"I carried one myself in the later years... We first got them round-about the Hellsword campaign... But it was in the Jungles of the South East they make the difference"

Also, a correction, he twists the barrel after pulling up a pin in the front of the gun to remove it, and pulls up the pin and twists the barrel to put it back in place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5kW4sKd-sQ
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101024
101028
>>101023
"In those conditions, compared to our more general-purpose Limestone submachineguns? It would not surprise me." Silver takes the SMG, feeling it both in his hooves and in his magic, looking down the sights and getting used to the weapon. "Feels nice. So, about ammunition..."
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101025
101026 101028 101030
>>101006
Yo
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101026
101027
>>101025
New phone, who dis?
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101027
>>101026
Cuz its not a new thread?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101028
101029 101033 101070
>>101024
Sights are on the left side of the weapon, as the magazine is along the top. Exactly how you are supposed to hold a gun with hooves long troubled Equestrian military planners, who envisioned vast conscripted armies of not-unicorns carrying mundane weapons. The solution they came upon was to have weapons fired in the prone position, which inspired the side-feeding magazines of the Equestrian Army, and the top feeding gun of New Mareland.

He limps over to the table again, and pulls out a long magazine
“33 rounds, but the spring doesn’t work well if it’s loaded all the way. 30 rounds.”

>>101025
Is it the bat?!
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101029
101032
>>101028
No, its ur mom
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101030
101031
>>101025
Can you run through what you are trying to hide again?
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101031
101034
>>101030
2 carbines and a 12-gauge
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101032
AADD00B4-CD9D-415C-ABF9-3BF369479C67.jpeg
>>101029

Silver
dUSEK
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No.101033
101036
>>101028
30 round load. Noted. "How much are they, and what caliber?"
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101034
101035
>>101031
Spark looks at the guns.
"So, are we looking for a way to smuggle them off the train?"
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101035
101037
>>101034
"It would be a shame to just dump them"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101036
101039
>>101033
“9 millimeter. Same as a pistol. We can sell you loaded magazines for maybe 10 bits per box magazine.
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101037
101038
>>101035
"I might be able to make an illusion around it if we can put them in a box or something."
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101038
101040 101041
>>101037
Brie looks down at himself, in a fine suit with a frilly cloak, and then at the Lings, also in fine suits and neat cloaks.
"I got nothing."
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101039
101041
>>101036
9mm? As pistol round? I suppose they must not use Colts in New Mareland. It takes Silver a couple seconds to decide how many he needs. He decides to pull out 110 Bits-worth of notes. "11, if you please."
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101040
101043
>>101038
"Think the kitchen supplies would have a spare?"
Anonymous
6lKDm
?
No.101041
101042
>>101038
How dandy!

>>101039
He looks at Silver
“How about three or four magazines, and a box of bullets for refill”
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101042
101044
>>101041
It'll be a bit of a hinderance, should he come into contact with a large number of ghasts, but... "I will probably need couple boxes of bullets, but alright."
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101043
101044
>>101040
Brie's is not unlike the expression he wears when throwing his knives. "Fine".
Brie shifts into the juvenile bartender's appearance. "I'll be right back."
"Ihr zwei, bleibt einen Moment hier," he says to the Lings.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101044
101045 101046
>>101043
They nod

>>101042
“Contrary to popular belief, we don’t have such infinite supplies that magazines can rain down like candy on Nightmare Night in law enforcement units outside of frontline military operations. 4 magazines, and a box.”
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101045
101047
>>101044
Brie makes his way toward the kitchen.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101046
101047
>>101044
"...Alright then. That will be fine. How much for that?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101047
101048 101051
>>101045
Alright, he goes his way towards the kitchen if the dining car... presumably

Sone doors are opening for ponies preparing to get off

>>101046
“Only 60 bits”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101048
101049
>>101047
60 Bits-worth of notes it is.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101049
101050
>>101048
He takes it, and provided 4 magazines and a box
“Anything else you want?”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101050
101052
>>101049
"Can I get few minutes on range, to get feel for this weapon?" Silver looks at how many bullets come in the box.
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101051
101052
>>101047
Presumably?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101052
101053 101055
>>101051
I assumed he was going to the kitchen if the dining car versus something like the rear lounge car

>>101050
“Sure”
At least 150 bullets in the box
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101053
101054
>>101052
Yes, the dining car
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101054
101056 101057
>>101053
Alright.

The door is unlocked. Inside, there is one pony, who is picked up cleaned dishes and pots
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101055
101058
>>101052
That will work. Silver nods. "Thank you for all of your help, Dusty." With that, he makes the descent into the drained pool-turned firing range. ...I suppose it works, but...I can not help but feel this is just little bit odd.
YXvAa
?
No.101056
101058
[diceroll]1d20-2=-4{6}[/diceroll]
>>101054
spot check
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101057
>>101054
"Hey, you got any empty boxes in here? I got a passenger asking for a long box."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101058
101059 101060
>>101056
“Uh.... check the utility closet past the diner near the vestibules. I think there might be a disassembled box for vacuum cleaner”

>>101055
What’s odd about it?
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101059
101061
>>101058
"Sweet. Thanks boss!" Brie says over-enthusiastically. He proceeds to the closet, affecting an air of an awkward youngster the whole way.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101060
101061
>>101058
To him, mostly just the idea of a pool being turned into a firing range.

Also, you described a couple tables in front of the pool. Are those inside the pool, or outside it?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101061
101062 101063
>>101059
To the left are some brooms and the like, but to the right is a collapsed cardboard box that is fairly long

>>101060
Outside, by the wall
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101062
101064
>>101061
Weird, but alright.
Silver does some cursory checks on where the various functions of the firearm are located, such as the bolt, safety, and select-fire if that's a feature.
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101063
101064 101065
>>101061
Brie takes the box back to the room with Sparks.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101064
101065 101068
>>101062
Selector switch is to the left side of the trigger

>>101063
And thus he does so
Zoyr0
?
No.101065
101066 101067 101068
[1d20+3 = 4]
>>101063
>>101064
Spark puts the weapons in the box and uses an illusion spell to make the contents appear to be apples.
Rolling an attempt for the spell.
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101066
>>101065
This is how you welcome me back to the game, huh game?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101067
>>101065
Oh they look like apples alright

Also, we’ve told you repeatedly that you don’t roll when casting a spell
dUSEK
?
No.101068
101069 101070 101072
[1d20 = 2]
>>101065
Well that's a good omen for this dice roll I'm about to do...

>>101064
"Good." Silver sets it to single-fire, and turns the safety on. The eternal question of "how do non-Unicorns use firearms" comes back to his mind, and he gets an idea to try.

Balance: Setting the Bits Gun to the side, Silver rears up and attempts to stand on his hindlegs, Like a Griffon or Dragon would.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101069
>>101068
The old pony just broke his back. F
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101070
101071
>>101068
Uh... not very balanced. At all

Also did you read >>101028

Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101071
101073
>>101070
Yes, I did. Just trying to have a bit of fun, alright?

"W-w-woah!" Silver falls back onto his hooves, rather than falling on his back. "Ack...that probably is out of question, then..." Thank goodness he's a unicorn, who can use his magic to hold onto firearms. He demonstrates this by picking up the empty Bits Gun in his magic and looking down the sights at the targets down-range.
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101072
101073 101075
>>101068
"Its fine"
I'm gonna assume that since Brie could carry the box, that he could carry the box of guns.
"Okay, wir sind bereit zu gehen. Benimm dich wie normale Ponys." Brie says to the Lings.
"Shall we then?" Brie says to Sparks, while resuming his normal Bat-pone image.

Anonymous
6lKDm
?
No.101073
101074
>>101071
And thus he is looking down at a target
“Pull the selector switch all the way down for full auto”

Essentially, any number of die per turn, limited by the number of bullets remaining in the magazine (30)

>>101072
Wesley: “Okay...”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101074
101076
>>101073
Even if he doesn't respond, he acknowledges this tip. He loads a magazine into the top of the machine gun, sets it to fully automatic, and breathes in.

With the full modifier, I take it?
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101075
101077
>>101072
“Just don’t let anypony think those are free apples.”
Spark readies to follow the bat with the plan. He does have a plan, right?
Anonymous
6lKDm
?
No.101076
101078
>>101074
Is he proficient?
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101077
101079
>>101075
"Oh right, cuz I was gonna set up a stand and give these away?"
Yes, he does have a plan. The plan is to get the fuck off the train. Meta, the plan is to sell the guns and then secure a transport out of Bales and into the changeling territory.
Brie leads the way off the train, ready to drop the box and stab anyone who tries to stop him along the way.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101078
101080 101086
>>101076
*shrugs?*
I haven't explicitly taken a feat for it if it's considered an Exotic Weapon, so if that's what you mean, then he'd probably have to take the -4 penalty.
Anonymous
6lKDm
?
No.101079
101083
>>101077
The train is already in the station, with beige stone walls and marble floors, then a high ceiling in a large room with ticket booths and still more ponies, then thorough the front door, down a flight of stairs, into the busy streets. There is a cold wind blowing, strong
Anonymous
6lKDm
?
No.101080
101081
>>101078
Lets go with at least a -4 penalty for full auto
dUSEK
?
No.101081
101082
>>101080
And...
Breathe out...

Silver lets out a small burst on the exhale, aimed at the pony-shaped target.
dUSEK
?
No.101082
[5d20+5 = 47]
>>101081
Well I fucked that up.
YXvAa
?
No.101083
101086
>>101079
Ha I DID avoid paying for the food!
Brie looks around for some signage that suggests where local lodging might be. He assumes there might be some close to the train station.
Search check
YXvAa
?
No.101084
[1d20+6 = 9]

Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101085
101086 101090
e_e
Brie tries again, taking his time and therefore taking a 10 on his search/spot check
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101086
101087 101090
>>101078
Some hits and some misses

>>101083
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

>>101085
Hotels both cheap and fancy in the downtown area


dUSEK
?
No.101087
101088
[5d20+5 = 50]
>>101086
Silver lets off another burst.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101088
101089
>>101087
Much more consistency with this batch, most hitting, some missing
dUSEK
?
No.101089
101091
[10d20+5 = 152]
>>101088
A little more confident with that last burst, he lets off a longer one.
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101090
101094
>>101086
>>101085
“So, what hotel are we going to traumatize with our little friends?”
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101091
101092
>>101089
Every shot hits, one perfectly. 10 bullets remain
dUSEK
?
No.101092
101093
[10d20+5 = 121]
>>101091
Silver empties what's left in the gun at the target until he hears the telltale *click*.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101093
101095 101096
>>101092
4 misses, but damn, two perfect hits
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101094
101098
>>101090
"Any place is fine by me. We'll need to gather information before disembarking, and then likely need to rest, but I don't care for the nuance of the location."
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101095
>>101093
Headshot, Headshot
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101096
101097
>>101093
"Not bad. Not bad weapon at all." Silver removes the empty magazine and sets it to safety. He's only been there what feels like a few seconds, but he doesn't want to waste all of his ammo on paper targets. As he lets the gun cool off and his magic works to reload the spent magazine, he admires his hoofwork. This will definately make dealing with ghasts easier. "Not bad for pony who has only used submachine guns only few times, if I do say so myself."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101097
101099
>>101096
Dusty nods to Silver
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
?
No.101098
101101 101115
>>101094
“Is it a bad time to mention I’m low on bits? I don’t suppose you have any to get the changelings a more comfortable bed. I’ll gladly sleep on the floor, but restless changelings won’t do anypony any favors.”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101099
101100
>>101097
He waits until the empty magazine is loaded back up before stepping out of the pool, machine gun at his side. "One has to give credit where credit is due: you New Marelanders certainly make stellar firearms. Not surprising, considering all of your current and former neighbors, but still."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101100
101104
>>101099
He nods slowly, closing his eyes and opening them
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101101
101102
>>101098
"I have enough, don't worry. It won't be an issue."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101102
101103
>>101101
So... is he going somewhere?
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101103
101115
>>101102
A modest place. Not fancy, not cheap.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101104
101115
>>101100
Silver offers him a hoofshake. "Thank you again for all of your help. If I ever need help with firearms in future, I hope I can call on your aid."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101105
101106 101107
Alright, I need to go to sleep as I have work tomorrow
And my credit card is missing so I am super anxious...
Also I’m setting a keurig tomorrow morning
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101106
>>101105
Keurigs are awesome
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101107
101108
>>101105
I have no idea what a keurig is, but I hope you sleep well! Also hope you find your credit card. It's probably just hiding somewhere in your house.
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101108
101109
>>101107
Its an indivdual-cup coffee maker. They're soooo worth it
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101109
101110
>>101108
Oh, right, those! I've heard of those before. Not a big coffee drinker, so that's probably why I had trouble remembering them.
Anonymous
YXvAa
?
No.101110
>>101109
A keurig is second only to a french-press in flavor, and superior in time-efficiency.
If time is the essence, a keurig is the way to go, with a reusable coffee-grind pod. Otherwise, a french-press is the best, except it takes alot longer.

Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101111
101115
>>101012
I didn't fucking notice the new thread tag.
Sorry for yet another late response.

Iron's eyes glimmer over the sight of the loot in front of him, but as he sees a figure of a mare, he wagers that this could be Feathers' somepony.
"Now this is what I am talking about."
Looking back, he walks backwards towards the stone wall he thinks separates him from his current companions.
(I wonder if they are worried about me disappearing from their vision.)
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101115
101116 101125 101159
Is no one there? Okay...

Dark Star is still kill

>>101104
He shakes his hoof back. Silver is now free to go directly to the catacombs, unless he wants to do something else first.

>>101103
>>101098
The first hotel, a little on the lower end, has a plain enough lobby with a simple wooden counter, and seems strangely compact with a stairs going to the second floor, appearing almost like the entrance of an apartment building

>>101111
The wall looking back is flat with occasional vertical lines going down it. From its geometrically straight angles it appears to be artificial. There are a number of rocks a little over to the left, and a flat piece of the wall seems to have fallen down, formerly taking the place of the rocks. The rocks do not go all the way to the dueling, there seems to be a gap
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101116
101117
>>101115
>no one is here
Xp
So lets see. We have 3 adults and two children. All maes. Why do I sense Chris Hanson if I reserve just one room?
"This will be fine. Objections?"
"Wir werden hier schlafen. Ist das in Ordnung?" Brie says to the Lings.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101117
101118
>>101116
Kerr is sort of wondering around, looking into hallways, while Wesley is playing around with... a dry cleaning ticket? I don’t know, he’s playing around with some kind of piece of paper

“Ja. Das ist gut.”
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101118
>>101117
*he’s batting the curved piece of paper on the floor, usually pressing down on one end to make the other go up
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101119
101120
"Was haben sie?" Brie asks Wesley.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101120
101121
>>101119
The ersatz foal looks up at Brie, almost startled, or like he had been caught.
“Ich weiß nicht ... eine Sache”

Kerr is further away, but looks back at the two
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101121
101122
>>101120
"Verliere es nicht" Brie responds, the voices in his head telling him its probably important somehow, but unable to see how he leaves it for the young Ling to play with.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101122
101123
>>101121
“Okay...”
Wesley holds onto the orange slip of paper
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101123
101124
>>101122
Brie proceeds to lead the group (?) Is Onyx assumed as following? into this particular Inn.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101124
101129
>>101123
Alright. Does he buy a room?
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101125
101127
>>101115
Silver's got a bit of a shopping list before he's going to go after the catacombs. Just some things to set the odds a little bit more in his favor.

First thing, after heading outside and hitching himself back to his cart, is to find a hunting supplies store, to get bear traps and snares.

So, explosives and fire are a no-go in the Catacombs. How hard would it be for Silver to make fragmentation bombs?
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101127
101128
>>101125
As easy as placing explosives inside of a coffee can packed on the outside with nails and ball bearings
I never said explosives were a no go, just be mindful of the low ceilings and cramped environment - low power

The Jungle Rush awaits
“Good’ay mate” a pony greats him
“What can I do for ya?”

Silver
dUSEK
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No.101128
101130
>>101127
Duly noted. I really hope this all works.

Must have been New Marelander immigrant before invasion. "I suppose one could say I am doing some big game hunting. I need bear traps, snares, supplies for tripwire traps, maybe caltrops if you have them. Oh, and some really potent predator bait."
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101129
101130
>>101124
Two rooms. 1 with 2(?) adults, one with 1 adult and 2 children. Separate beds for both rooms (unless Sparks and Onyx,... nevermind Xp).
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101130
101131 101138
>>101128
“We don’t have caltrops, but we have everything else”
A bear trap, a snare, wire for types of traps, and
“Just a wiff of this in the air and everything dangerous in miles will be comin’ for ya.”
It’s a cylinder that is closed
“Keep it closed when necessary, obviously”

>>101129
50 bits for two rooms with two beds each, unless Brie needs three beds... like 65 bits
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101131
101132
>>101130
A shame he doesn't have any caltrops, but for all of these good-quality supplies Silver is willing to consider it an acceptable loss. "Can you throw in three more bear traps and couple more snares? There are numerous prey where I am going, and I would prefer to stay as predator rather than become their prey in turn."
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101132
101133
>>101131
He nods, seeming to understand, and not thinking anything out of the ordinary
"Sure. Do you need a gun?"
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101133
101134
>>101132
"I have that covered, but thank you for offering." Silver gives the pony his trademark friendly smile. "How much for these supplies?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101134
101135
>>101133
“All of this? 120 bits.”
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101135
101136
>>101134
120 Bits-worth of notes it is, as well as an offered hoofshake for excellent service. "You will certainly be first I think of when I need hunting supplies."
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101136
101137
>>101135
"Happy hunting. Hope the Cockatrice's don't get ya'."
He shakes his hoof and takes the money

4 bear traps, 2 snares (or three?) two trip wires, and a mysterious cylinder
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101137
101139
>>101136
Let's go with three, maybe? Unless that would change the price, then two is fine. It's up to you.

"I appreciate it."

Next stop after putting his new hunting equipment in his cart: somewhere to buy supplies for low-yield explosives and fragmentation bombs, as well as some hardware supplies for a makeshift barricade if that's available.
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101138
101139
>>101130
2 rooms, 2 beds each should be fine, since Brie is just gonna get mobbed and eated again.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101139
101140 101141
>>101138
Kek
Poor Brie. Maybe he should buy a separate room, or a couple pet carriers.

Anyways, it is so

>>101137
Oh dear. Where shall he get those?
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101140
101142
>>101139
I have no idea where one would find things like that, so I couldn't tell you.
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101141
101142
>>101139
He doesn't know they're eateding him yet. He knew it was inevitable in his journey to the changeling hive, but he didn't anticipate it this soon. He assumed he would be chained in a dungeon first.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101142
101143 101147
>>101141
That comes later
Well, Brie now has two rooms. Does he want to go drop off his weird cat things or what?

>>101140
Hmmm... Silver can go wherever now
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101143
101144
>>101142
Okay...so, he goes in the direction of explosives, or supplies for explosives?
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101144
101145
>>101143
I’m not wholly convinced this character knows how to make explosives all by himself
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101145
101146
>>101144
Okay...so, in the direction of supplies for fragmentation bombs, then?
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101146
101149
>>101145
What does he want to buy?
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101147
101148 101149 101150
>>101142
I knew it would
Yes. Brie leads them to one room while offering the key to the other to Sparks and Onyx I'm just going to assume that Onyx came with, otherwise he'd be sitting catatonic on the train or elsewhere "Jungetiere, Ich muss für ein bisschen gehen. Halten Sie Ihre Messer in der Nähe und merken Sie sich das Klopfmuster."
Does Sparks come with him, or is he investigating his own room?
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101148
101153
2DA7397E-41CD-482D-AFA3-BE9C7D41F239.png
>>101147
“Okay...” Kerr almost has a tone of suspicion in his voice
“Okay...” Wesley has sadness and disappointment
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101149
101151 101153
>>101146
I mean, you're asking someone with net zero knowledge of making bombs IRL what supplies their character would need to make bombs. You mentioned coffee cans, nails, and ball bearings. I'm not sure what he would need for the explosive element of the frag bomb, or for the tripwire trigger, or where he would get either.

>>101147
Bring your buggy bois with you, spend some quality time with them!
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
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No.101150
101151 101153
>>101147
I got my own room? Cool. I guess I would check that out.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101151
101152 101154
>>101149
Sure, but the issue is that I'm not sure the character would have any greater knowledge. His intelligence is low... very low, and I don't think he has much craft skill. If he were like a super intelligent engineer or a former member of the IRA or Green Beret or... something, I would say sure, but I'm not sure a normal soldier would have much experience with improvised explosives

>>101150
The rooms are not all that big, with a simple bathroom, a window on the far end of the rectangular room with maroon curtains, a reddish wall to the left, two twin beds against the left wall with white sheets with floral patterns on the covers, a pinkish floor, and a white right and far wall.
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101152
101156
>>101151
So, since you were the one who suggested explosives in the first place, that leaves us with the question of what can he do.
Anonymous
4/lI1
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No.101153
101154 101156
>>101150
No, you're sharing with Onyx, who is here god-dammit.
>>101148
"Was? Wolltest du mitkommen?" He pauses and sighs as he observes their expressions in response to the question. "Natürlich wolltest du mitkommen." He rolls his eyes. "Okay, Sie können mitkommen, aber bitte machen Sie nicht auf sich aufmerksam. Wir sind so weit gekommen, es wäre eine Schande, in einer Gefängniszelle zu landen oder noch schlimmer."
>>101149
You're not helping Xp
Shimmering Spark
Zoyr0
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No.101154
>>101151
Spark sits on the closest bed and takes in the (hopefully) silence. A relaxing moment after all of the tension he has been though in the last few days.
"Well... not too bad considering, eh Tipsy?"
>>101153
Ah, right.
And then the bartender walks in and ruins the moment of relaxation. Kek.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101156
101157
3C06774E-ABA9-4F9C-8266-8A293FED7C3C.png
>>101152
What do you want him to do?

>>101153
As Brie decides it would be a good idea to take children along for criminal activity in an unfamiliar city, Wesley jumps up in excitement
“Ja! Ich möchte die Stadt erkund!”
Kerr keeps his distance, and apparently finds the heater at the end of the room favorable. Wesley admits
“Obwohl es draußen sehr kalt ist”
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101157
101158
>>101156
That isn't the question I asked.

Preferably, he'd get something. I don't know what he can get, but he'd get something.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101158
101160
>>101157
I need a bit more specificity
Anonymous
8YuIh
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No.101159
101161
>>101115
Iron, trying not to desecrate the temple itself by breaking it until it's the absolutely necessary, decides to peek in the gap to see if be can see through the other side.
"Hello? Are you mare over there?"
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101160
>>101158
That's the thing: I don't know what all he can do, I don't know what he needs for what he can do, and I don't know where he can get what he needs. I know he needs something akin to explosives or a fragmentation bomb. It's the entire reason I bought the tripwire setups, because you put those ideas in my head.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101161
101162
>>101159
Yes, he can see both Cauldron and Pear on the other side
Cauldron: “You’re alive!” with a bit of joy
Pear pulls out a bit and tosses it to Cauldron
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101162
101163
>>101161
Iron chuckles to himself, a warm smile over how Cauldron cared for his life.
"I am indeed alive. Have you found any other way around this wall?"
Hah! Pear doesn't know the extent of Iron's stubborness to be alive!
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101163
101166
>>101162
"No, it appears that rocks filled this hole right hear caused by one of the panels being dislodged, which of course was previously filled by the panel"
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101164
101165 101166
And I have to go to sleep already
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101165
>>101164
Goodnight.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101166
101168
>>101164
Oh, night.
>>101163
"Do you see any sort of writing on the other side? I could try to make the hole big enough for you to fit."
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101167
101168 101169
[Cyrillic Horse Noises]
Anonymous
IHGu/
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No.101168
101169
>>101166
Giggity
“Writing about what”Pear asks

>>101167
Cyka Blyat!


Anonymous
8YuIh
?
No.101169
101170
>>101167
Neigh~
>>101168
Completely unintentional.
"I mean the drawings and symbols on the walls. Are there any that would be destroyed by opening up this hole for both of you to slip through?"
Anonymous
IHGu/
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No.101170
101171
>>101169
“No. The wall consists of rectangular slabs of stones that were placed vertically. One has dislodged. The ceiling above has partly collapsed into the gap left, probably at the same time this guy over here was crushed”
8YuIh
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No.101171
101172
[1d20+6 = 11]
>>101170
Iron ponders for a bit, then turns around to prepare for a test buck to see if the stones would dare move by his thick hindlegs.
Rolling power attack +5 unarmed attack.
Anonymous
IHGu/
?
No.101172
101173 101174
>>101171
“Woah!”
The rocks move, and some fall over to the side, but neither do all move
8YuIh
?
No.101173
101175
[1d20+6 = 12]
>>101172
Iron peers in the hole again.
"I suggest you two move back in case something bad happens. I am tearing this wall down."
Returning to his original bucking position, he slams his rear hooves against the wall again to start creating a slightly bigger entrance for the mares to get inside.
Anonymous
P6cHI
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No.101174
101175
>>101172
Dark Star's eyes return to normal from being glazed over.
And he looks around
Anonymous
IHGu/
?
No.101175
101176 101178 101180
B62D8A02-A2B7-4706-B365-5368B1DEEAD6.png
>>101174
It’s the same lobby. Skies is there

>>101173
Some more rocks move, but not fully there yet
8YuIh
?
No.101176
101177
[1d20+6 = 23]
>>101175
(Yield at my hooves, you stubborn stone bricks.)
The bucking keeps on coming.
Bowchicabowwow~
Anonymous
IHGu/
?
No.101177
101179
>>101176
And with this, rocks fly backward at a high rate of speed. Good thing the other ponies moved out of the way. The path now is clear
Anonymous
P6cHI
?
No.101178
101181
>>101175
"Sorry, i spaced out there."
He Rubs the back of his head
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101179
101181
>>101177
Iron exhales in satisfaction, a grin on his face.
"Alright, the path is clear. Are you both ready to see what is on the other side?"
Iron walks slowly back towards the recently discovered tomb, expecting the mares to follow suit.
Any comments along the way are appreciated.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101180
101181
>>101175
So, question still stands from yesterday: what can Silver do, in relation to what I'm wanting done with explosives and/or frag bombs?
Anonymous
IHGu/
?
No.101181
101182 101183 101184 101186
Please note I’m actually still at work, so don’t be surprised if I can’t respond promptly or well

>>101178
“Are you ready?” She says

>>101179
Cauldron says “yes”
Pear simply nods, as if she were anticipating this

On the slabs are numerous figures and landscapes, a different scene on each slab. The body of the shot pony, who was likely a graduate student or helper, lays face down now, and partly covered in the rocks that were pushed over top him. His limbs and body generally are oddly contorted. Before, he lay against the rocks, as if they fell, or at least most of them fell, before he did

>>101180
Silver can buy any components for anything he names (if legal), and can craft whatever he thinks of putting together
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101182
101185 101189
>>101181
Well, a coffee can, nails, and ball bearings would be legal, obviously. The issue is that I don't know what would serve as the low-yield explosive element, nor if there is something that would both serve that purpose and is legal.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101183
101189
>>101181
Got it, Mr GM. Don't multitask too hard for our sake.
Iron, deciding that maybe these dead ponies could have some more info about this place, walks over to the deceased pony and looks for anything that stands out.
Iron and crew are in that tomb of the mare with all the gold, right?
Anonymous
P6cHI
?
No.101184
101189
>>101181
"Yea, although i need some shotgun shells. in case something goes wrong."

Anonymous
P6cHI
?
No.101185
101186 101187
>>101182
Fertilizer
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101186
101187 101189
>>101181
Would >>101185 work?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101187
101188
>>101186
>>101185
Pretty sure GM told you this already.
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101188
101189
>>101187
He did? I must have forgotten if he did.
Anonymous
IHGu/
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No.101189
101190 101191 101193
>>101184
She motions over to a guard, and after 30 seconds, he returns with a number of shells
“Remember, we prefer them alive”

>>101182
>>101186
>>101188
Dude, I’ve given you extremely detailed and extensive advice on this subject in very long posts

>>101183
He has nothing on him. Either what he had was taken from him, or he had nothing at the time

He does, however, have a couple basics like note paper, and a flashlight

This is the scene in front of the tomb
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101190
101192
>>101189
Sorry. My short- and long-term memory is shot all to hell, some things I can't remember mere minutes after being told while others stay around for years on end, and I forgot to write all that down.
Anonymous
P6cHI
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No.101191
101192
>>101189
"I Won't pull it out, unless they get aggressive. even then i'll go for a wounding shot."
He Smiles at her
Anonymous
IHGu/
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No.101192
101194 101195 101197
>>101190
Literally everything I said was written down. In posts in the last thread

>>101191
She nods, half smiling back
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101193
101199 101200
>>101189
Iron, nodding at the new magic light thing in front of him, picks him up and hoofs it over to Cauldron.

With that, he decides to check out the slabs, now that he's more relaxed about the existence of at least some treasure to give to Cauldron.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101194
>>101192
It's gonna be a while, then.
Anonymous
P6cHI
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No.101195
101196
>>101192
"Let's get going miss Skies."
He Walks outside and heils a taxi then helps Blue inside.

Anonymous
IHGu/
?
No.101196
I think the next posts will have to wait a while until I am back

>>101195
She does so
“To Colton Hill”
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101197
101198 101208 101277 101312
>>101192
So, coffee cans for the housing, plenty of nails and ball bearings for the fragments, a mixture of fertilizer and diesel for the explosive, and stuff to make the part of the tripwire mechanism that actually sets the bombs off. And enough of those said materials to make two, maybe even four bombs. Am I missing anything?
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101198
101208 101277
>>101197
Oh, and some spare materials in case Silver ruins some of them on accident.
BqQuh
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No.101199
101200 101205 106722
Ahuizotl_preparing_for_ritual_S4E04.png
>>101193
On the first slab is depicted a number of ponies in a beautiful city, with rectangular stone buildings and pyramids. A small crowd is around a trio of ponies. To the left is an Earth Pony stallion with a traditional sword, and the skin of a tiger as headdress and armor. Two ponies with traditional swords stand at attention next to him. To the right is an Earth Pony mare wearing a brilliant headdress of bright feathers. She seems to be saying some incantation over a bowl, and vapors rise from it. She wears long robes, and two more ponies, wearing long robes prostrate themselves near her, but not to her. And in the center, ontop of pyramid in minature, is a large throne with a pegasus stallion on top. He wears a large headdress sort of similar to the mare, but larger, and with circles of turquoise radiating out along the edges, around the ears. He has a staff, and most ponies look up towards him.

The next panel in large part portrays a similar scene. It's the same city, and the pegasus stallion remains high in the center. But from the left intrude new characters. There are a number of ponies, by and large pegasi, who carry spear, and wear the plate armor of Equestrians. They wear simple metal helmets. They now take up much of the left side of the image, and they, not the pony on the pyramid, are the center of attention. All eyes converge on them, especially, a prominent pony among them who looks up to the pony on the pyramid. The Tiger wearing pony, sword now relaxed on his side, has been displaced from his position on the left. He stands alongside the mare, and her attention is on the intruders. The ponies beside her no longer prostrate themselves. They, too, standby in anticipation.

Panel three is the panel that has been dislodged, and now lies on the ground.

In panel 4, the scene has changed. There is no city, no large structures, and no staff wielding pony at the center. Some of the characters, however, remain the same. Over on the far left are a small number of huts and low level rectangular stone buildings. There is one pony in Equestrian armor, with metal helmet and spear standing in this scene, and he looks off to the left. Perhaps 4 ponies are also in the village. But a small trail of ponies head towards the right side. The middle of the panel is divided by a hill with a few trees on it, and ponies go over it. On the right side is a scene around either a small building or an entrance to a cave. A number of ponies prostrate themselves around a small fire, which itself is at the convergence of four small idols that are placed at corners around the fire, which they face. A few ponies in robes pour some sort of liquid into that makes the flames go higher and give off streaks of gas. Near the center of it is the Mare in the headdress, who stands on her high legs as she makes motions with her forelegs before the fire. The Tiger wearing pony lays prostrate beside and just behind her. Though he is down in a suppliant position, he has his head up and looks up, and so too, do several armed ponies around him. What is most interesting about this scene is what is depicted above: in the smoke that rises fly several horse shaped ethereal entities that fly in a circle.

Panel 5 is the same location. Over in the village, a number of ponies either lay on their backs, sit down and lay against buildings in a look of discomfort, or just lay on their stomachs not really looking alive. The Equestrian soldier lays sprawled partly on the ground and partly ontop of a step to a house. His rear legs are stretched all the way out, his mouth is open, and one foreleg reaches out as if to grasp something. Most have a black streak coming down from each visible eye. Water in a well has a sickly blackish hue to it, and looks unpalatable. In the skies above the clouds are thick and seem to move quickly with fast winds, as lightning comes down in multiple points. Above the clouds, above all, are the ghostly horses, dancing around. But even below, ponies dance. A number of ponies dance around the structure on the left side, around a fire. The mare moves a hoof up towards the sky. To her immediate right, sitting on the ground, is a new pony: a foal, very young, who couldn't be older than a yearling. As in the panels before, the Tiger wearing pony is not far away. But he stands proudly, sword raised to the heavens. So too do the other armed ponies stand proudly, swords raised.

Panel 6, same location. To the left is the village, but it is completely empty. There is nothing growing in the fields, no water in the well, and no livestock nor ponies. In the center, however, is a different scene. This panel depicts a battle, largely ontop of the hill. Ponies in the hides of predators, or with no armor, or with shoulder plates, clank their swords against the plate armor of Equestrian soldiers who wear their metal helmets, and who in turn thrust their spears back. And here is our Tiger wearing pony, joining in the battle, and swinging his sword. A few archers join in down the hill, but over towards the structure, a few ponies huddle. Some look thin, or even sick. Some look scared and hold onto the ponies next to them. But the mare in the headdress stands tall and confidently, looking over towards the hill with no expression of uncertainty. A yearling, now identifiable as a filly, stands next to her, and leans against her shoulders. The other robed ponies likewise stand. But far above, on the left side, the clouds dissipate, and rays of sunlight shine in. Over to the left one horse figure rides through the sky, but he seems to be heading further left and off the panel.\r
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101200
101205 106722
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>>101199
>>101193
Panel 7 is the final panel. There are far fewer ponies in this one. There is no life in the village, no great battle on the hill, an no sign of the tiger wearing pony nor any other hide-wearing pony. The skies above are perfectly clear, with no sign of cloud, and a bright sun's rays stretch across the panel. Part of the structure that was wooden on the far left is gone, burned down, and what remains is recognizable as the temple entrance seen above, with large basalt blocks. There are not as many ponies in robes in the center, nor as many unclothed-ponies there. Four ponies look on as the headdress wearing pony uses her two hooves to plunge a dagger into her stomach, and their heads face down. The four idols sit in the back as they did before.

Over on the left, past the hill, are several unclothed ponies. All look thin. They walk up to two ponies wearing Equestrian armor, and the two in the lead prostrate themselves. Along with this group of ponies is the yearling filly, slightly larger than in the last painting. She is behind in the group, towards the right, and carries a couple feathers. But she does not look to the left, towards the soldiers. She looks to the right at a sight she could not see, beyond the hill and at the temple entrance.
Anonymous
dUSEK
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No.101201
101202
1846734__safe_artist-colon-mrscroup_oc_oc-colon-eathelin_oc only_equestria at war mod_bust_cat ears_female_hood_looking at you_mare_pony_.png
Anyone here?

Also, posting a cute agrarian pony.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101202
101203
>>101201
Had an unannounced nap. Now trying to catch as much info as I can about this lore piece dropped on me.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101203
>>101202
At the very least, the lore makes me feel as if me coming up with 1,000+ years of lore for Severyana is fairly normal.

It kinda sucks that the Watertowns are nothing more than a pawn piece on the chessboards of the surrounding powers. Their leader is top qt3.14.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101205
101206 101207 106722
>>101200
>>101199
>,joining in the battle, and swinging his A few archers join in down to the hill
Not sure if it's a typo of just missing a dot or an unfinished sentence.
Iron looks on, amazed by the sight before him. He watched as the Earth Pony, tiger skin wearing stallion and his supposed mare face off against the Equestrian Army.
(Wait, why do these statues seem so familiar. Could it be that I am holding one of them right now?)
He focuses on the fourth panel's small idols, trying hard to identify their shapes and if they're the ones Iron and Co. were currently carrying.
After that, he carries on reading about the demise of the seemingly powerful empire over their supposed overconfidence.
"It seems they thought to have won the war due to the idols, but failed," he mutters out loud, "what a tragic disgrace they have fallen into."
He makes note of the filly standing next to the female leader of the Empire as well as how the robed mare essentially stabbed herself behind her.
"Was it a pony sacrifice to them?"
He then notices how the filly was suspiciously doing something different.
"It seems either her mother did not want her daughter to witness her death or someone betrayed somebody."
He check around him to see if Pear is currently reading this to see how right he was processing the information in front of him, walking towards the third big slab that was laying on the ground and turning it around to see what was missing from this story.
I sure hope you can abide by my continuous posting for this one.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101206
>>101205
By continuous posting I mean continuous acts of action declaring in the same post.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101207
101209 106722
1214082.png
>>101205
>Idols
Whether the idols in the painted reliefs are one for one, the exact same idols as Iron now possesses is impossible to know. What can be determined is that they do indeed seem to be idols to the same deities as Iron possesses, or at least, take the same animal forms. A dog, a turkey, a jaguar, and a pony skeleton.

The third panel lays upright on the ground. It features the same setting as panels 1 and 2 - the city - and the same individuals. What is new, however, is one pony: an Alicorn. She wears gold regalia, and has a heavenly mane, but isn't much more ornately dressed than the other ponies in the image. Though she has no headdress, the sculptor has chosen to display rays of sun emanating from behind her head in a radial pattern resembling a headdress. She stands tall beside but not on the steps that lead to the throne, and looks down to the pony below her. The pony on the throne, who wore his great headdress of feathers and turquoise, now bows before the alicorn, descending from his throne to stand before her. The Equestrian soldiers bow likewise, though some, like the soldier who stood out in front as the evident leader in panel two, bow their heads, but not their full bodies. Most of the other ponies in the image, who are not clothed, or wear ordinary civilian clothing, likewise bow to the Alicorn. A number of small columns tip over, and an idol can be seen crashing to the floor, and cracking in two. Above the city, the sun shines with bright rays, and the rays from the sun in the center link with the rays emanating from the Alicorn. But over on the right side of the image, many familiar ponies, our mare with the headdress, and the Tiger hide wearing sword wielder, do not bow before their new God Empress, nor do several other robe wearers and sword wielders, nor a few unclothed ponies. Their reactions very from horror, to disgust, to fear. Most, including the mare and stallion that become the centers of the later panels, turn their heads away.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101208
>>101204
So, about >>101197 and >>101198
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101209
>>101207
So Celestia herself probably caused the attack. How scandalous!
Iron is dumbfounded.
(A pony with wings and horn? What is this I am seeing? Why would the Empire's leaders act so hostile to begin with? Did she try to placate them with peace, knowing that reliance on technology is bound to weaken their spirits? Did she simply waltz in and declared war?)
Iron was quite confused at this new revelation, rubbing his temples.
BqQuh
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No.101210
101211 106722
d5rjryc-68118d8d-2aba-4cfc-a723-c745001229ca.jpg
Pear looks at Iron, then at the painted reliefs, then back at Iron.

"Critical Theory - My department head at the University - wrote that there is a new consensus as to what happened in the Equestrian integration of the Southern Ponies... They say that viceroy Valiant Cello sent in High View to bring the independent Marexica ponies to heel, and then when a portion of them did not submit, crushed them violently. They say that Hummingbird Feather was kept as a nominal vassal to justify the conquest as a prisoner of High View. They say that the disaster that followed in the Tenochtitlan basin, the drought, the storms, and the cocoliztli was caused by Equestrian mismanagement and indifference. They say the cocolitzi was caused by Equestrians moving the natives closer together, and among new livestock, which, combined with drought forcing fewer and more contaminated water supplies, caused bacterial outbreaks. They say the bad weather was caused by Equestrian weather control taking over a carefully balanced southern ecosystem. They say all of this happened under the watch of Celestia, who herself forced the Southern ponies to assimilate culturally and forced them to become part of her empire."
She seems a little emotional, not really to the point of tears, but perhaps halfway there.

"But that is not what this says here. The Marexica were a proud and culturally productive herd, and they were independent and prosperous in the generations after the fall of Quetzalcoatl. But they were not bullied by Equestria the way the revisionist historians say they were. The Marexica were very religious. They saw nature as controlled by a number of deities. When they saw that the Goddess of Sun and Light herself appeared before them, they recognized her as the head of the natural order. Hummingbird Feather was not kept hostage as a political prisoner by Equestrian conquerers..."
She points her hoof at the third panel on the ground
"When he saw Celestia, he saw her for who she was, She who brings the Sun, and who can instill harmony in ponies. He willingly accepted her as Suzerain over his Kingdom, and the majority of his ponies did as well."

Her eyes look over to the right, towards panels 4 and on
"But the Marexica were a proud and religious herd... The Neighuatl pantheon has a number of Dieties in it, both light and dark, good and evil. To them, all were gods, and masters of the Universe, and ponies were subservient to all. Equestrian religion, though perhaps possessing a greater claim to good and the light, has no place for Darkness nor Evil. Many of the idols of the Marexica were destroyed, and this change in religious practice, as well as other societal changes and subservience to foreign rulers caused unrest in a portion of the population, especially among the priesthood and the military, who didn't fit in well after the changes the Equestrians brought. They saw their culture and country as being subverted and destroyed. So they fled to their hideouts in the hills and in the caves.

There, they once again prayed to their gods, the gods who had their idols smashed, and prayed for them to take vengeance on the invaders and the traitors. When they saw the Cocoliztli and the drought, they must have thought their prayers had been answered - whatever the true cause. So they resisted, and waged a guerilla war against the Equestrians. But the Equestrians had faith in their own God to carry them in battle, and what is more, they had steel. And Equestrian faith, blood, and steel lead them to victory over the rebels. The last rebels either surrendered, or committed suicide. And that's what in this temple. Not Hummingbird Feather and his treasure - he's under a cathedral in Tenochtitlan - but the last free pony of the Marexica. She decided to die rather than to surrender, and her followers buried her here along with the idols of her lost religion"
\r
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101211
101305 101306
>>101210
Iron nods.
"An honorable demise, I would say."
But Iron's ropes started to be pulled in thought.
"Although I feel like the clouds raining lightning is quite familiar, seeing how the mare with the big gun died. The circumstances seem similar..."

Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101213
101214
1665506__safe_artist-colon-adagiostring_oc_oc only_earth pony_field_helmet_male_military_military uniform_pony_ppsh-dash-41_red army_solo.png
Cyka blyat.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101214
101215
>>101213
Pinche marica
More like mareica, amirite?
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101215
101216 101226
>>101214
*Pon(y)che mareica
ftfy
These horse puns are endless.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101216
101217
>>101215
Mare is the ultimate pun master key.
Marexico, Ausmarelia, Polmare, etc. You get my point.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101217
101218 101226
>>101216
I would have gone with "Austrotlia".
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101218
101219 101226
>>101217
That's because I want to show the power of the word mare in pun creation.
Great Maretain, Swemare, Normare, Switzmareland, Maretugal, Jamareica, Armaretina, Marezil.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101219
101220
>>101218
Kinda pushing it with Swemare and Normare, there. Let's see, there's Maretana, North Mareolina, South Mareolina, Tamareipas, Nuevo Mareon, Mareizona...
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101220
101221 101226
>>101219
>pushing it
Mare fits with anything and everything!
Sunmare Shimmer, Twilight Marekle, Starmare Glimmer, Rainmare Dash, Marekie Pie, Limemare Pie.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101221
101222 101226
>>101220
Eh, "Mare" is only one slice of the horse pun pie. I mean, you've got "Colt" in Coltorado, "Filly" in Fillydelphia, "Foal" in New Braunfoals, "Stallion" in Stalliongrad, "Trot" in Trottingham, "Hoof" in Hoofston...
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101222
101223
>>101221
Trust me. Mare has a lot more flexibility than those other pun words you've mentioned.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101223
101224
>>101222
There's also "Hay" in Haywai'i, "Mane" in Manehattan. And this is all not including the other horse puns, like Nicker or Fetlock, or all of the other places that are literally just horse puns in and of themselves, like Van Horn.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101224
101225
>>101223
The amount of other possible options is half the number of available words to pun it up with mare. It's a be all end all pun that always works
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101225
101226 101227
>>101224
There's also "Oat" in Oatlahoma, "Tail" in Tailahassee. Other puns include Winter Hayven, Haynes City, Oatkeechobee, Coral Haybales, Manebourne, Maneticello, Colttahoochee, Pensacolta, Applechicola, Tarpony Springs, Cape Romaneo. And all of those are just names of places in Florida, alone.
Anonymous
MRfio
?
No.101226
101228 101229
>>101215
>>101217
>>101218
>>101220
>>101221
These puns are atrocious

>>101225
Stahp
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101227
>>101225
Applechicola could also be named Applechicolta if you wanted to go with the double pun.

Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101228
>>101226
That's what griffon lovers would say, because their words can't be used to pun as effectively.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101229
101230
>>101226
Fiiiiiiine…
Anonymous
MRfio
?
No.101230
101231 101232 101235
>>101229
Reeeeee read my long life pieces Appreciate them
Shit takes like two hours to type
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101231
101232
>>101230
...w0t?
Anonymous
dUSEK
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No.101232
101233
>>101231
I agree.

>>101230
What?
Anonymous
MRfio
?
No.101233
101234 101235
>>101232
Well fuck you too then
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101234
>>101233
I think we may need some context before we resort to insults.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101235
>>101233
Where the hell did that come from? I'm genuinely curious what it is you're referring to, because this >>101230 was your second post of the day. I don't see anything about "long life pieces".
Anonymous
rvp7a
?
No.101236
101237
Y'all niggas is crazy
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101237
101238
>>101236
Retardation =/= craziness
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101238
>>101237
Hey, I represent that statement!
Anonymous
MRfio
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No.101239
101240 101241
*Read my long lore pieces

Do you fuckers understand me now?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101240
101242
>>101239
Ah, so that's what you meant. Whoops.
Don't worry, I read the lore pieces.
Was it autocorrect that made you put life instead of lore?
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101241
101242
>>101239
We did read them. Calm the fuck down, Jesus Fucking Christ. Where the fuck did all this come from?
Anonymous
MRfio
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No.101242
101243 101244 101249
>>101240
Well I know you did because you clearly acknowledged them

>>101241
Again, fuck you too
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101243
101244
>>101242
You know what, I'm going to go so you can cool down and think about exactly what the fuck you think I did that would deserve you telling me "fuck you".
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101244
101245
>>101242
>>101243
Now's not the time to go full ape mode, you two. That's my role, not yours.
In any case, GM is signalling that Silver, the player, haven't really achknowledged a lore piece he worked on and is currently angry about it. Try to analyze the GM's recent responses for any interesting tidbits that stand out as important lore-wise.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101245
101246
>>101244
*shrugs*
I don't know what to tell ya. I came here, we had a pun-off, then he starts going off on us for no reason. The last thing of lore he wrote was for Iron, and I thought it was pretty good. I'm sorry if he needed verbal confirmation, but as Silver wasn't involved in that scene and I couldn't think of anything else to comment or add beside "bretty gud" I declined from commenting.

So, that leaves me with thinking he either is looking for comments on the lore piece he wrote for Iron's dream, or he wrote something and it didn't post to the actual site.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101246
101247
>>101245
I feel this is not only not acknowledging the lore piece presented by Iron, but a combination between our confusion over his comment as well as other stuff IRL we shouldn't really know about. Maybe work stress or a heated family argument.
Try not to let an anonymous person on the Internet using harsh language shock and disturb you, for it only breeds more harsh language that only makes things worse. No matter if the person didn't properly communicate his message or you don't understand the message being sent, don't retaliate with your own swear words and aggression.
My case should be enough testament of that.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101247
101248
>>101246
That all comes with a caveat, that you shouldn't just come out and tell someone "fuck you" and expect them to take it well. I especially don't take getting cussed out well. If it's a misunderstanding, or IRL drama, I get it, I know how that can impact how you reply online, but it's at that point where you need to take a step back, just like how I have to learn to take a step back in moments like this.

And could you not talk down to me, please? I apologize if you aren't, it's just that with everything going on it comes across as such to me.
I have no idea what case you're talking about, but alright?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101248
101249
>>101247
An understandable claim. No one wants to be badmouthed. However, shitflinging is going to slow down the game and cause other players discomfort. GM was the firestarter, but you don't have to be the fuel to spread it, even though the spark is tempting to pick up.
Trust me. I am only interested in resolving the current issue because it's going to halt the current story progress as some time is needed to deal with these sort of situations, and I'm not talking down to either you or the GM since it would go against the primary objective of making amends and restore order to keep playing.
I'm the guy who basically first shit talked a character enough to almost have her killed due to my poor tact. We both know the character we're talking about.
Hint: You're currently infatuated enough to date.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101249
>>101248
Fair enough, I suppose. You have a good point.
Oh, right, I remember seeing that when I first joined.

>>101242
Sorry for the misunderstanding, there. Yes, I did read the lore you wrote for Iron, and I thought it was pretty good.
Anonymous
dUSEK
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No.101251
101253
So, seeing that there's apparently not going to be anything else going on tonight...I guess I'll see you guys tomorrow?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101252
I don't know, maybe
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101253
101254 101255
>>101251
Eeee
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101254
101256
>>101253
Eeee!
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101255
101256
>>101253
Eeeeeee!!!
Anonymous
anWiH
?
No.101256
101257 101259
eeeeeee.gif
>>101254
>>101255

Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101257
101259
th(2).jpg
>>101256
He's an imposter, I'm the REAL Eeeeee!
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101258
101259
8d5.png
Does anypony want to play?
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101259
101260
>>101258
I'm always up to play.

>>101256
>>101257
I know how to find out who is the real BriEEEE.
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101260
101261
>>101259
It's the same guy, 2 IPs
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101261
101262 101263
Mangoes.png
>>101260
Aww. What am I going to do with all of these mangoes, now?
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101262
101264
>>101261
Reee, I don't have all my reaction images on this device Xp
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101263
101266
>>101261
Besides, those mangos aren't fully ripe yet
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101264
101265
Mango.jpg
>>101262
Awwww. Poor Eeeee. Here, have a mango.
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101265
101266
>>101264
Better. So last time, the Lings were guilt tripping Brie about wanting to go outside (fuggin Hunchback of Notre Damme and shit), how are we doing?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101266
101267
28450855@400-1535162411.jpg
>>101263
>>101263
Would a real batpony even care?

>>101265
Yes. That's exactly right. Brie was pondering the merits of taking two small children into an alien city while he intends to do criminal work with unsavory characters, or locking them up unattended inside of a small room
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101267
101268
>>101266
No, he already determined that he was better off keeping them close, that way he at least knew what sort of shit they were getting him into.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101268
101269
430974.gif
>>101267
Very well then. Proceed with caution
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101269
101270
>>101268
So assuming Sparks isn't joining, Brie would try to find a pawn shop or a (((merchant))) who might accept such goods without too many questions
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101270
101271
>>101269
If he's looking for Griffins, he may be disappointed. Baltimare is by the Ocean, and thus is easily accessible to Griffin immigrants. Bales... not so much
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101271
101272
>>101270
Who said Griffons? I said (or implied) unsavorable merchants with questionable ethics who might turn a blind eye to unregisterd merchandise (or worse, merchandise that might resiter badly)
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101272
101273
>>101271
Okay... Roll Die
6vfmk
?
No.101273
101274 101275
[1d20 = 2]
>>101272

Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101274
>>101273
Oh ffs
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101275
101276 101277
>>101273
A nice enough pawn shop with a charcoal gray earth pony. Not really any sign this shop buys and sells firearms, but who knows
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101276
101278
>>101275
"bleib nah Jugetiere". Brie enters the shop
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101277
>>101275
Is there anything I'm missing from >>101197 and >>101198 in order to make the bombs I'm wanting to make?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101278
101279
>>101276
“What can I do for you?”
The pony asks
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101279
101280
>>101278
"Hello my good stallion. I was hoping to see what you have in the form of armor."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101280
101281
>>101279
That’s a roll-die if ever there were one
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101281
101282
>>101280
What do you mean? I just wanna see if they have body armor?
"He's lying, he thinks this is gonna blow up in his face"
YOU'RE NOT PART OF THIS GAME!
"Oh no? GM, check test"
God dammit
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101282
101283
>>101281
But there is nothing on test...

ROLL. DIE!
6vfmk
?
No.101283
>>101282
Don't lie,...

6vfmk
?
No.101284
101285
[1d20 = 16]

Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101285
101287 101289
>>101284
"... Take a look around back"
6vfmk
?
No.101287
101288
652.jpg
[1d20 = 7]
>>101285
I ain't goin' out there nigga
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101288
>>101287
Well then...
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101289
>>101285
IF you're still there, the response was given yesterday.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101290
101291
[Pyrotechnician Horse Noises]
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101291
101292
>>101290
Don't blow me up, bro.
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101292
101293
>>101291
Boop
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101293
101294
2042358__safe_edit_edited screencap_screencap_cozy glow_frenemies (episode)_spoiler-colon-s09e08_boop_boop edit_cropped_disembodied hand_finger_han.png
>>101292
My nose hath been booped!
My pride has been shattered!

DS
yEhmZ
?
No.101294
101295
_Boop 3.png
>>101293
Boop
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101295
101296
2047646__safe_edit_edited screencap_screencap_cozy glow_school raze_angry_animated_boop_boop edit_crazy glow_hand_insanity_mirrored_nickelodeon_pegasus.gif
>>101294
Seizure-like pony noises
DS
yEhmZ
?
No.101296
101297
_boop 1.png
>>101295

Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101297
101298
2052274__safe_artist-colon-dsiak_oc_oc-colon-maple glaze_oc only_oc-colon-storm shield_animated_boop_duo_earth pony_grumpy_pony_ych result (1).gif
>>101296
Darn it. You better quit your booping before I fall unconscious.
DS
yEhmZ
?
No.101298
101299
_boop card.jpeg
>>101297
:3
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101299
101300
1999326__safe_artist-colon-angrylittlerodent_oc_oc only_oc-colon-taffeta_-colon-3_angry_animated_attempted boop_bait and switch_behaving like a cat_bit.gif
>>101298
I warned you, you persistent human!
DS
yEhmZ
?
No.101300
101301
_aj shotgun.png
>>101299
Owwww
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101301
101302
>>101300
boops gun
Ah ha! I have shamed your gun with a boop!
DS
U9F//
?
No.101302
101303 101310
_boop 2.png
>>101301
You won't shame me!
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101303
101310
>>101302
Ow! You big meanie! You better apologize for your transgression or else I'll...
Uh...
Do you dislike getting very salty japoneighse peanuts?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101304
101305 101308 101310 101314
421BCA08-0A85-4B4F-AF73-8344693ECBB5.gif
What’s going on here?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101305
>>101304
Passing time.
Are you ready to continue?
Last post should be >>101211

Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101306
101307
>>101211
Pear: “What do you mean?”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101307
101309
>>101306
"The idols looks similar enough and, according to this, it used the power of the dead to do supernatural things." his eyes narrow in thought, looking slightly upwards. "I think. I am not too far off, am I?"
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101308
101309 101310
>>101304
I'll be around to continue Brie's adventure of WTF have I gotten myself into this time in an hour or so
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101309
101379
>>101307
She blinks, but then answers
“They believed their gods could be called upon to avenge slights, and they believed their gods had control over many parts of nature”

>>101308
In the last episode’s adventure, Brie was noping his way out of going to the back of a pawn shop
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101310
101311
2052824__safe_artist-colon-scarlet-dash-spectrum_oc_oc-colon-aurora breeze_oc-colon-graph travel_oc only_boop_female_freckles_mare_-colon.png
>>101302
>>101303
>>101304
>>101308
You thought you were safe...
But you weren't!
No snootendootle is safe when I'm around!
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101311
101312 101314
45ABBC57-27B3-4C35-AFFA-62A944B850DE.png
>>101310
Reeeeeeeee!
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101312
101313
>>101311
Anyways, I'm still curious about the validity of >>101197 and >>101198. Would Silver be missing anything from his shopping list to be able to make some bombs?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101313
101315
>>101312
What kind of fertilizer, and how do the detonators work?
DS
U9F//
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No.101314
101317
_boop ponk.png
>>101304
>>101311
You Getting booped
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101315
101316 101317
>>101313
I'm not a pyrotechnician, nor even just a pyromaniac like my dad. I don't know how bombs work.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101316
101317
>>101315
I would assume the fertilizer would have to have a high nitrate-content, and the detonator...well, again, I don't know. Something simple, maybe? Just something to light a spark.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101317
101318
>>101314
REEEEEEEEE!

>>101316
>>101315
Hmmm...
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101318
101319
>>101317
Might be pushing it, but could you please help me out a little with this? Bomb-making isn't exactly something you can search freely online, and while I know a little bit of physics, having a mechanism interact with something explosive or inflammable is out of my league.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101319
101320
>>101318
I mean, I could, I’m just not sure if I should. It’s all part of the quid pro quo of taking certain classes. A rogue or wizard normally would be the explosives expert, while a fighter would not be. After all, a rogue is seriously threatened by a single bullet as it could reduce their health to where the next one could be fatal. A fighter, however, can take many shots.

Maybe with a high enough craft role?
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101320
101321
>>101319
So, you want me to roll a 1 now, or later?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101321
101322
>>101320
Now
dUSEK
?
No.101322
101323 101324
[diceroll]1d20-1=-17{18}[/diceroll]
>>101321
Incoming natural 1.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101323
>>101322
Huh.
Neat.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101324
101325
>>101322
It looks like Silver's years of service have done him well. He can craft lower intensity explosives
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101325
101326
>>101324
That's a pleasant surprise, to be sure. So, supplies for 4 fragmentation bombs: is that doable?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101326
101327
>>101325
Sure...
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101327
101328
>>101326
Then that would be next on Silver's list.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101328
101329 101334 101335
>>101327
And that would be a relatively simple process, though finding something like Ball bearings might be a little harder
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101329
101330
>>101328
Knowing that this will most likely be a natural 1, can I roll Search to find an obtainable source before going with my plan-B of how to acquire them?
Anonymous
SdO8I
?
No.101330
101331 101332
>>101329
Hmmm.... What is plan B?
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101331
101333 101350
>>101330
Honestly? Just ask nicely around some automotive and bike shops to see if they have any ball bearings they can sell.
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101332
>>101330
Boop
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101333
>>101331
Plan C is to see if Yo-Yos in this universe have ball bearings in them, and to buy a shit-ton of them if they do.
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101334
>>101328
Boop
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101335
101336
>>101328
BOOP
DS
U9F//
?
No.101336
101337 101338
>>101335
Boop
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101337
>>101336
pooB
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101338
101339 101340
thf2.jpg
>>101336

DS
U9F//
?
No.101339
>>101338
a coot
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101340
101341
>>101338
Are you going to boop her?
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101341
101342 101343
>>101340
Heavens no. Its complicated. But no. That was for Dark Star.
But I am still hoping GM returns.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101342
101343
>>101341
>But I am still hoping GM returns.
Same.
DS
U9F//
?
No.101343
>>101342
>>101341
Same
Anonymous
SdO8I
?
No.101344
101345 101346
Okay, out now
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101345
101347
>>101344
Yay!
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101346
101347
>>101344
*poke*
GM, is that you?
Anonymous
SdO8I
?
No.101347
101348 101349
>>101346
Perhaps

>>101345
D’aww
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101348
101350
>>101347
Not sure if it's possible, but can we have a basic schedule, to know when you're likely to be on during the week?
6vfmk
?
No.101349
101350
[2d20+11 = 26]
>>101347
"You don't have anything available up front? Then I'm not interested."
Brie turns to leave.
Frogging knives, sleight of hand
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101350
101351 101352
>>101348
I’m available all of tomorrow and probably much of Sunday, but not late at night nor in the midday. Next week I’ll probably be available like 7 PM to midnight, and sometimes can post before then

>>101349
“Alright then”
Brie exits the store, not seeming to be followed

>>101331
A white earth pony at a bike shop has this to say
“Not many ball bearings are available, and prices are through the roof. I know that plane landing gear factory uptown always gets the first shipment, and the truck factory gets second priority...”
Anonymous
6vfmk
?
No.101351
101353
>>101350
"Wir sollten zurückgehen. Mir gefiel nicht, wie dieser Ladenbesitzer reagierte."
Brie whispers to the Lings.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101352
101353
>>101350
That's handy to know, thanks.

"Good to know, thank you for information." Second stop on his quest for the elusive ball bearings: the uptown plane landing gear factory.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101353
101354
>>101351
Wesley: “In Ordung”

Kerr: “Warum sollten wir zurückgehen?”

>>101352
Small green pony, also Earth pony, with ruffled looking fur outside factory gates
“What do you want?”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101354
101355
>>101353
Here is hoping he will cooperate. "Ball bearings. I heard they are at premium, and that you might have some."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101355
101356 101357
>>101354
“Well yes, we use them to complete our orders”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101356
101358
>>101355
"Do you have any spare I might be able to purchase?"
DS
U9F//
?
No.101357
101358
>>101355
Dark Star and Blue were Riding towards colton hill right?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101358
101359 101364
>>101357
Yes. This area of town is on the west side, a little to the north. It’s higher class, and it’s buildings are a bit older, tending to have a “historical” look to them. It’s mostky red brick town homes that are several stories tall, though there are some shops, and they pass the old Temple of Boreas with its white marble walls and golden domes

“Where did you want to encounter them?” She asks

>>101356
“Not really, we order them as we need them, so any we don’t use this week, we just use next week”
dUSEK
?
No.101359
101360
[1d20+3 = 8]
>>101358
Sense Motive: Silver tries to get a feel for if this pony might be able to be...persuaded...to suddenly "misplace" some of those unused ball bearings.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101360
101361
>>101359
Accent is local, looks like he’s been working in rough or tiring conditions, and he speaks to Silver in that sort of “this is what I am supposed to say” voice of disinterest that is more common in the service sector
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101361
101362
>>101360
Hmm... Silver wonders to himself why these ball bearings are so damn rare. "And you do not know of any...misplaced...boxes of ball bearings, or where they might be found?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101362
101363
>>101361
“No?”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101363
101365
>>101362
Silver pulls out 100 Bits-worth of notes, making them apparent to the pony working. "Absolutely sure?"
DS
U9F//
?
No.101364
101366
>>101358
Dark Star Whistles
"Nice Place"
"I Was hoping we could catch them in between Buildings."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101365
101367
>>101363
“Perhaps a box or two may be lost in transit” he says
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101366
101372
>>101364
“Well, they are cops. They would head back to station, do paperwork there, then leave if they aren’t called into action again”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101367
101368
>>101365
"You never know when logistics will make mistake like that." Silver gives the notes to the stallion, and pulls out another 100 to show him. He nods to the pony, hoping his intentions have been made clear. "Never know when something might just simply disappear into ether..."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101368
101369
>>101367
He nods
“How many are we talking about?”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101369
101370
>>101368
"Two, if you can. One will be fine if it is not possible, but I will throw in bonus for both."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101370
101371
>>101369
“Two then”
He brings out two boxes, weighing at least 5 pounds each, of the silver spheres
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101371
101373
>>101370
Silver takes the boxes gladly and gives the worker an additional 200 Bits, bringing the total for this acquisition to 300. Probably more than he would need to spend, but he has the Bits, and a little generosity shown to such a diligent worker never hurt anypony. "Here, you look like you have worked hard today. Treat yourself when you get off for me, okay?"
DS
U9F//
?
No.101372
101373
>>101366
"Perhaps we can Ruse them, Maybe We Can Trick one into thinking that i have been stabbed. Then we can interrogate one."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101373
101374 101378
>>101371
“Yes sir”

>>101372
“Tell me what you want to do”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101374
101375
>>101373
"You have yourself good day, now." Silver sets the ball bearings in his cart with his other recently-acquired equipment. Now all he needs is to buy the rest of the materials he needs for these bombs, and buy the materials he'd need for some wooden barricades.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101375
101376
>>101374
Okay, so what shall he buy?
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101376
101377 101380
>>101375
For the bombs: high-nitrate fertilizer, diesel, plenty of nails, and four coffee cans.

For the barricades: a set of basic construction tools (hammer, screwdriver, saw, tape measurer, etc.), nails, screws, railroad spikes, l-brackets, and enough 2x4s for three different barricades.

He's also going to buy two bottles of whiskey: one to steady his nerves before, and one to celebrate after.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101377
>>101376
Oh, and the stuff he'd need to make the detonators for the bombs, so they go off when the tripwires they're attached to are tripped.
DS
U9F//
?
No.101378
101380
>>101373
"I'll Go Act Like i've Been Stabbed you Go in and lead Them out to me. Bring Only one if you can."
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101379
101380
>>101309
He turns to Pear with that pensive expression, thinking there's a connection. "Is it simply a 'belief', Pear, or is it a hidden power these idols have? If the bandit knew about this power, it would explain even further why he would want to pursue something that might as well be a myth to the average pony. Do you not think so?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101380
101381 101385 101405
>>101376
Well, that’s quite a lot of material. Approximately 100 bits

>>101379
“Well, if they believe it, it doesn’t matter if it is true or not. It would affect them all the same.”

>>101378
“Sp you want to encounter them before they go to the station?”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101381
101382
>>101380
Iron nods with a worried expression.
"I fear that they may be right in believing they have this amount of power. We are still missing some of them, and they may both have it and know how to use them. It could spell doom for everypony."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101382
101383
>>101381
“The scholars don’t take the old gods seriously, saying they are nothing more than superstition. Certainly my colleagues didn’t. And the Marexica certainly didn’t believe they could be directed around like peasant levies marched by a feudal lord. They believed the dark gods to see themselves above Equines, they themselves the lords over serfs. They act for their own pride and power.”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101383
101386
>>101382
Iron hums to himself.
"I shall take your word on the matter. Hopefully you are correct in asserting they cannot use their power."
He decides to look around some more for any ways to continue further into the cavern or anyother eyecatching thing in this tomb.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101385
101386
>>101380
Indeed it is, but it's all part of the plan. 100 Bits it is.

Silver has one more stop to make: the Cathedral. He's going to stop there and meet with the Father, ask for some last bits of information that might help him.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101386
101387 101388
>>101383
Inside of the sectioned off room, some cases exist to the side, as well as the remains of a sword - the wood rotted away by time, but the obsidian flakes as sharp as they were centuries ago - some other pieces of military fanfare like a shield (rotted in the center, but with gilded edges remaining - and far in the back, a gold idol upon a pedestal

>>101385
Silver is able to walk in simply. A certain fairly chubby older colt in religious clothing comes in, and immediately starts to smile wide
“It’s you again!”
He continues smiling with his mouth open in part in excitement
“Uh, what was your name again?”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101387
101389
>>101386
Iron's eyes focus on the far away gold idol on a pedestal, wondering if it's one of the set he currently has two of.
He closes the distance carefully, as to not disturb anything else along the way.
(Maybe this is the third idol that can be used to call upon powers.)
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101388
101389
>>101386
Silver smiles at remembering the energetic colt. "It is Silver, Silver Sword. I was hoping to speak with Father. I have couple questions I hope he can help with."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101389
101390 101392
>>101387
The idol is fairly ornate, more so than the others, made of Gold, or at least, is entirely gilt. It is a statuette of an Equine Skeleton, with open rib cage and eye holes

>>101388
"Let me go get him!"
Slow Burn bounces off
"Father! That sword pony wants to see you again!"
"Alright alright, I'm here"

From the door in the back, Father Maren walks slowly into the room, and takes his glasses off his face, carefully placing them in the pocket of a robe. He addresses Silver
"And what brings you back, dear child?"
8YuIh
?
No.101390
101391
[1d20 = 16]
>>101389
Iron thinks he remembers Pear saying that one of the idols was of an equine skeleton back when they cleared the bandit camp.
He decides to check the pedestal for anything that could be identified as a trap.
Spot roll
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101391
101393
>>101390
The idol seems to have been placed there carefully as a respectful hiding place - or resting place - to sit indefinitely. No trap is apparent
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101392
101395
>>101389
Silver bows to the pony in front of him. "Thank you for seeing me, Father Maren." Standing up, Silver pulls out Curwhinny's silver locket. "I wanted to know what you know about liches, and phylacteries, as you seem to be quite knowledgeable on these sorts of matters."
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101393
101394
>>101391
Iron decides not to grab the idol out of respect.
(Perhaps I could find the other resting places for the other two idols we have in our inventory. That should be more than enough to grab some of the gold here in exchange.)
He smiles and nods over it, eager to get some of this precious, Cauldron-saving gold.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101394
101397
>>101393
Again, the options for treasure don't quite look like they are quite up to the level of a proper treasury. But even with that, there are more than a few items of obvious value. Vases and chalices of gold. Pendants and ear rings studded with emeralds, turquoise, and topaz. Golden face masks. A larger circular... something, that is gilded and covered in a large amount of writing. There is one empty pedestal
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101395
101396
>>101392
His eyes go wide at this
“And what am I looking at”
Referring to the locket
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101396
101398
>>101395
"This...is Joseph Curwhinny's phylactery. He is still around, albeit sealed away in stone coffin. He did indeed manage to turn himself into lich, before group of militia ponies raided catacombs underneath his farmhouse and sealed him away in that dark, dank place. Even I, who was raised like Earth Pony and did not receive much training in magic, can feel his presence near where he lay."

He holds the locket out for Maren to inspect, should he so choose. "I am hoping to put him to his long-overdue rest, so that he might be reunited with his beloved family he lost long ago."
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101397
101398
>>101394
Iron understand this is not the main crypt but the prospects of getting gold are not lost on him.
(Maybe we could drop most of the guns we picked up. I only need my precious hooves.)
His head leans forwards, kissing one of his forelegs in a narcisstic display of self-affection with a cocky grin on his face.
He looks to the empty pedestal.
(Perhaps I can place the dog idol there.)
Walking over there to do so, he attempts to remember what was the second idol retrieved by Pear.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101398
101399 101402
>>101396
Father Maren nods, but he does not pick up the locket

"We'll put him to rest, if such a thing can indeed await him, however we have to do it."

>>101397
The second idol is a large Jade Turkey, seemingly made out of a single giant glob of Jade, or at least, several pieces well put together.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101399
101400
>>101398
Figuring that the dichotomy between the golden equine skeleton with the dog idol works better than a turkey in his head, he pulls out the dog idol and places it on the pedestal.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101400
101401
>>101399
The Stone Dog (black Marble) sits well on the pedestal
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101401
101403
>>101400
Iron smiles to himself.
(That should make the gods happy. I should keep on searching for the main treasury before I grab any gold though, including beating down the bandit leader threatening us currently.)
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101402
101403 101477
>>101398
Silver nods right back, taking back the locket. "Do you have any ideas on how that may be done, or any general information on liches and these phylacteries?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101403
101404 101406
>>101401
There cavern continues slightly, but definitely narrows

>>101402
"Aye. Burn incense to repel the harshest of the evil spirits, then, destroy the physical entity of the phylactery with with a magical sword. Then, the real work of cleansing with Holy Water and prayer may begin.

To become a lich is to separate one's soul from one's physical body, and to bind one's soul with the physicality of another object. It is a terrible, cynical prospect that often shatters what parts of your soul you could otherwise take to the other world. I don't know precisely how it is done, as that information is kept deep under lock and key in the Canterlot archives. It is often said that in order to split your soul from your body, you must commit a horrific act to fracture yourself. Some say you must shatter yourself spiritually and emotionally by sacrificing what you love. In some versions of the stories, the process is magical and available only to the most practiced of unicorns. In other versions, an alchemical process is involved. What is certain is that the process binds the spirit to the physical realm in a vessel generally less corruptible than the equine body, but at a cost."
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101404
101408
>>101403
Iron calls over to his mare companions as he walks further in the cavern.
"Let us keep moving. We must still deal with the bandit leader."
(Hopefully my body can squeeze through this narrow path.)
Anonymous
6TgCI
?
No.101405
101408
>>101380
"Yes, it would most likely be better, and assuming they leave their weapons at the station, it would be safer.
Anonymous
dUSEK
?
No.101406
101407 101408 101411
>>101403
Silver nods again. "Joseph Curwhinny lost entirety of his family to plague, in event that would lead to him originally pursuing necromancy in first place, and he was quite skilled with both magic and alchemy if numerous alchemical materials I found in catacombs and process he used to create ghasts are anything to go by. I can see how he originally became lich in first place." He glances back to his beloved greatsword. "While my sword is not in-and-of-itself magical, I do have couple of vials of Magic Weapon oils. Should I coat its blade blade in oil prior, will it suffice in destroying this phylactery when I am ready?"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101407
>>101406
*just one "blade", there
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101408
101409 101410 101412
>>101404
>>101404
Not so narrow, but when he goes through, he can see what this area is. To both left and right are holes carved into the cavern walls in small arches, some of them sealed. On the ground are vases, these ones being fired clay pots.

There are some treasures here that have clearly been lost to time. Decayed bits of organic matter are strewn along the floor in little piles, and one may speculate that they were once ornate robes, tapestries, wooden statuettes, or rolled up rugs. Bronze and copper have not fared much better. Small cups and head pieces of metal have been reduced to crusted blue-green flakes. Even silver earrings and statuettes are now coated in an unsavory black tarnish. Gold alone shines pristine in among the cave, in some areas the sole survivor of centuries of moist stasis. It alone testifies to the artistic mastery and wealth of the civilization whose last patriots are entombed here.

At the far end, leaning against a wall, is a number of obsidian shards around a pile of dust. Over top the pile is a set of hairs and decayed organic matter.

>>101405
"Alright"
The taxi lets them off near the police station, a relatively modern building of beige stone facade walls, rectangular in shape and a couple stories tall, with a rectangular pyramid of bronze color in the center of the top.

>>101406
The hell are weapon oils?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101409
101411
>>101408
Iron is quite saddened by all of this wealth rotting away.
(Imagine how much more these items will sell for money?)

The eye catching obsidian shards around a pile of dust is a sight worthy of closer inspection.
(What kind of person would set shards like these around an ash pile? Maybe there are traps in here?)
He walks closer to it in an attempt to better see the scene.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101410
>>101408
Potions that you apply to your weapon, rather than drinking them. In this case it's an oil that applies the Magic Weapon spell effect to the weapon that the oil is smeared on, giving it a +1 enhancement bonus.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101411
101413 101414
>>101409
blunt on one edge, sharp on the other edge. They are all something like 5 centimeters wide, 4 centimeters long, and maybe 1 thick on the think side. There must be twenty of them. Some of the pile is recognizable as one wood, but it crumbles in the hoof and is covered in fungi. Ontop are a few scattered hairs and dried up animal skin

>>101406
"Few ponies who turn to necromancy ever do so without some sort of strong provocation... You wouldn't rather use the order's sword?"
Anonymous
6TgCI
?
No.101412
101415
>>101408
"Nice Architecture."
He Hugs Blue
Dark Star looks for an acceptable Area down the street a little to Feign being stabbed in
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101413
101415
>>101411
The closer inspection doesn't help much to poor Iron.
"What is this in front of me?"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101414
101416
>>101411
"That would be useful, yes." Silver looks to the Father. "Father Maren, I seek to clear undead from Catacombs on this day, and put them to their final rest. I fully expect to either return victorious...or not return at all. When I return, if I return, I would ask for your aid in putting Joseph Curwhinny to rest."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101415
101417 101418
22321A4D-7C09-4620-AC06-E408A96D856E.png
>>101412
The area is not quite perfect for rape in a dark alley, at least in the mid morning. Never the less, there are some alleys nearby that go behind shops, and some backyards behind abandoned, artillery damaged homes

>>101413
Pair walks right up to it and inspects it
“Looks like the remains of a sword, with something... animal skin? Draped over it
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101416
101419
>>101414
“Very well....”
He nods
“Go with Harmony”
DS
6TgCI
?
No.101417
101420
>>101415
Is anypony Around the houses?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101418
101420
>>101415
This only confused Iron even further.
"Did they bring a dead animal in here to place as a trophy of some pony in here or did it sneak in here and got killed?"
He rubs his temple slightly. He didn't want to deal with predators inside a narrow corridor.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101419
101420
>>101416
"Thank you Father, it is very much appreciated. Regardless, I have plans in place to turn tides in my favor in this coming battle. With Her grace, I will return." Silver places a hoof on Father Maren's shoulder. "May Sun's Light forever guide your hoofsteps."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101420
101421 101422 101423
>>101417
In most instances there are houses nearby, and it is impossible to verify there is no pony in any of the houses. In one instance though, the backyard is against the blank wall of a community performance theater, and there could be any pony to see through at least portions of that area

>>101418
“No... otherwise we’d see bones. It’s a skinned animal hide from some sort of prestige animal, probably treated to make it studier or last longer. It may have been a carpet, hung up as decoration, or even worn into battle by a soldier.”

>>101419
“You don’t need any sort of help?”
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101421
101424 101429
>>101420
Silver gives him an inquisitive look. "What kind of help?"
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101422
101425
>>101420
"Oh. That makes sense."
He smiles sheepishly.
"Nothing to worry about, then."
With that, he continues walking along the mostly rotted treasure save from that juicy, boner-inducing gold that could buy him absolutely anything he desired.
(Patience, Iron. We must make sure the bandits do no try to mess with the temple, put that the turkey idol in its proper pedestal and then we can take anything we desire.)
DS
6TgCI
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No.101423
101428
>>101420
Dark Star Goes into the one that is against the theater
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101424
101427
>>101421
Before I do any big lore dump, what kind of help might Silver want, be looking for, or accept?
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101425
101426
>>101422
It looks that at this point, Iron has reached the length of the cave, at least the portion that is accessible to ponies
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101426
101428
>>101425
Iron hums in slight annoyance.
"Do I really have to dig my path through this place?"
He looks at the now too small passage that he should walk on, going prone to see if he can observe the treasury from here.
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101427
>>101424
Really, he'd accept whatever help is offered, though he'd be hesitant to accept additional ponypower when compared to other forms of help.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101428
101433 101461
>>101423
Though the neighborhood is old, this house is older still, being a two story wooden building with black shingled roof of a colonial style architecture. What's left of it anyways... there is a massive hole on the second floor, and part of the ceiling to the first floor sags in. There are some boards around the doors, and plywood over at least part of the hole on the second floor, but it looks like this structure is at a hiatus for any sort of reconstruction. The house next to it, a new model, also looks abandoned, or at least unoccupied, and on still another side are brick walls of a shop. There is no guarantee that no pony could or would be looking into the backyard, as the fact remains that this part of the city is fairly dense with buildings. A small rocky path leads to the back yard, and the backyard itself is covered in high uncut grass and has one bird fountain.

>>101426
There is a crack in rock that is kind of jagged, going down


Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101429
101430
>>101421
"You know... we used to have military orders."
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101430
101431
>>101429
He looks unsure, yet intrigued. "Could you explain?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101431
101432
>>101430
"Aye. Warriors of Harmony under the institution of the Church."
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101432
101436
>>101431
"What happened to them?"
DS
6TgCI
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No.101433
101434
>>101428
Dark Star looks inside the Building that he is currently in the backyard of
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101434
101435
>>101433
Through the back door, most of the living room seems to be clear floor, as if cleared of furniture. A chair sits along another wall, and it looks molded. Bits of wood and drywall lie along the floor on the far right side. Viewing through a hallway to the central foyer on the left, the front door is boarded up, even as this one has only one board along it.
DS
6TgCI
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No.101435
101436
>>101434
Which Side of the First floor ceiling is sagging?
Dark Star carefully walks through the bottom floor and looks for the stairs.
BqQuh
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No.101436
101437 101444 106722
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>>101432
He nods
"The Tribes of Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi, fleeing a changing climate and ravaged by war and famine, fled to the southern part of Equus. When they found that the challenges facing them could be solved by unity and facing problems together, they united to create the United Tribes of Equestria - a new homeland for the Equestrian races. But though they stopped fighting with each other, they found that the threats from the outside did not cease. And though they were united by the principles of unity, friendship... and Harmony, they were disunited in culture, language, and on most levels, government. Yet there was one very clear unity between them all - that being the principle of harmony itself. The Church, what became its secular clergy - was founded to aid ponies in their spiritual development, and orientation towards harmony. Soon enough, they began running education for the youth as well. In a way, it was natural that they would take up defense as well. Various nobles raised their own levies, and cooperation between the nations of Equestria could be difficult. But the Church, alongside the pillars, was one of the only truly Equestrian institutions.

Thus the first military order was founded to fight against threats from Griffins, Changelings, Yaks, Diamond Dogs, wayfaring Dragons, rogue sorcerers, heathen pony tribes, and the ever present dangerous wildlife. Often it was the military orders that strove southwards to unite the long detached ponies of Southern Equis in a Crusade to Unite the ponies under the Principles of Harmony and under the goddess of the sun. It was the church who integrated them, who made them Equestrian. Even as the United Tribes slowly started to centralize, and the Pegasi so often served as a professional soldiering class, the military orders welcomed all races who were faithful. And they fought for Harmony, whether on their own or alongside militias, levies, and Equestrian regulars, where ever Harmony called, from the halls of Hayfeather to the shores of Wingpoli, from the slopes of Mount Everhoof to the Dragon Sea. It was the knights of the church who proved decisive in breaking the enemy lines at the Battle of the Ubrum Cage. It was the mares-at-arms who held on against all odds against the mighty Arimaspi at Canter Creek. Knights escorted the Inquisitors as they scoured the caves and forests of the Windy River valley for the Windigo worshipers, and fought alongside Pegasi troops against the rebellion. Most of all, it was the Order who, in those early, critical years of Equestria, drove back the Disciples and their web-winged ilk to their caves in those dark days during and after the Civil War.

As Equestria united the South, with the Buffalo, Dragons, and Diamond dogs pushed back to their enclaves, and only scattered tribes remaining, their was no more need for large forces there. The Order's defeat at the Battle of Frozen Lake by the forces of Severyana marked the end of the Northern Crusade, and with it, the last large military operations independent of the Equestrian Military. Iron Shield's mutiny also did much to tarnish their reputation. The practice of banking and lending loans at interest among some branches even caused their expulsion in a few territories.

Moreover, as time moved on, there were fewer monsters to be slain, and fewer enemies to be conquered. Equestria had fewer enemies to fight, as it became more united, and more capable of defending itself. The many petty lords and nobles were slowly replaced by a central diet in canterlot. Feudal levies were replaced by a professional royal guard. Equestria became more harmonious and able to act as a collective. With the objectives of the Order achieved, it could retire and wither away...

Or could it? Even as large charges of knights were no longer necessary, great evil lurked in the darkness... Sorcerers practicing dark magic, necromancers, vampires, Changeling Succubi... Paladins of the Order were often called to track down and fight these threats where local law enforcement and militias could not locate or defeat them.

The last large free units of Knights were integrated into the Equestrian military during the Zebrican Bush and Boar wars. Most of what remained after that was mobilized to fight in the Army during the Great war. But even now, at least some resources exist for fighting against Evil."

>>101435
The stairs exist in the entry foyer to the leftside. The ceiling sags in the room further to the left of the foyer, what seems to have been a dining room
\r
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101437
101438
>>101436
Silver is quite frankly in awe at having listened to such a story, especially one so closely tied to his beliefs. "They taught us at length about Celestialist crusades against Severyana when I was in school, and about our people's eventual conversion to Celestialism and Harmony...but I can certainly say I did not know history of Celestialism and the Church ran so deep." He remains stunned for a bit before continuing. "So, I suppose this brings us to today, and your offer of help."
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101438
101439
>>101437
He smiles
“If you believe you have this covered, you may be on your way. Please remember, be thorough. The undead can last centuries... what you don’t kill now, may rise again to threaten ponies far in the future”
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101439
101440
>>101438
Silver nods, feeling strangely more confident than he was even just a bit ago. "I will make sure there is not another left to threaten innocent ponies again in future. And when I return victorious, I hope you will help put this matter to rest once and for all."
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101440
101441 101461
>>101439
He nods, smiling
“Very well then”

I mean, obviously I’d send along a Paladin or a Cleric, just so I could create a new character. But the only player that likes having a combat NPC along during quests is Iron... at least I think he likes it... so I’ll leave it be
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101441
101442
>>101440
Whoever said they don't like having Combat NPCs along for quests?
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101442
101443
>>101441
Well... you did, very explicitly just three hours ago in >>101427. Also an offer to do the same the last time a team went en masse to the catacombs was rejected. Ash, back when he played, explicitly said “no, questing is for PCs” when I asked if they wanted to bring along Black Cauldron on the warehouse quest so they could have a rogue to search for traps. The line pissed me off so much I didn’t tell them they went to the wrong warehouse the first time, and made damned sure there were traps when the went to the correct one. Also Dark Star didn’t seem too enthusiastic to take along Blue Skies for his current mission (realistically the blackhooves are not going to send a rookie alone to do this), and Silver never asked Dusty if he would accompany him (or if dusty could help with explosives, barbed wire... maybe a real machine gun...)
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101443
101445 101448
>>101442
Not really a rejection, explicit or otherwise. Silver would be hesitant to put somepony else's life at risk like this, but he's not against the help. He'd just insist that whoever comes along to help would put their own lives above Silver's. The last time we went to the catacombs, we thought with the group we had we would be able to handle it: we didn't account for fire. And Dusty...gonna be honest, I didn't really think of that as an option. Also, dammit, why didn't I think of using barbed wire? Is it too late for Silver to get some?

Anyways, if you want to make a Cleric or Paladin to send along with Silver, I'm perfectly fine with that. With Ash gone, Onyx basically gone, and half the party halfway across Equus, having all the help we can get would be, well, a help. Plus it means you get to play with us, and I feel like that just makes it that much more fun and interesting for you, which in turn makes it that much more fun and interesting for the rest of us.
DS
U9F//
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No.101444
101445
>>101436
Fantastic Lore
Dark Star goes halfway up and looks on the 2nd floor
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101445
101446 101447 101448
>>101443
Well, since the Baltimare region is essentially forest, there wouldn’t be as much barbed wire for sale as, say, further west, since there wouldn’t be as much pasture land. And I’m kind of surprised you never thought of barbed wire.

Sometimes I don’t know exactly what to do with NPCs. For instance, that time Dark Star brought Blue Skies along in the catacombs I didn’t know what to do with her. Eventually I figured that she would parasitize the efforts of the group and try to advance the interests of her own faction, which lead to the book stealing

>>101444
To the right (formerly his left) part of the wall is replaced with plywood and stapled plastic. To the left is a wall of some sort of what is probably a bedroom. At the top of the stairs are three doors, one to the right, one in the center, and one on the left. There is an overturned table at the top
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101446
>>101445
It just never came to mind. Kinda sad I thought of caltrops before barbed wire, but it looks like Silver wouldn't be able to find any, anyways.

I suppose the only advice I could offer is to have the created NPCs and DMPCs act in-character. Like Blue did by stealing books from the catacombs and then hiring Silver to gather Curwhinny's research and finish stealing the books.
U9F//
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No.101447
101448
[1d20+5 = 10]
>>101445
Dark star listens for anything alive up here
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101448
101449 101450
>>101443
>>101445
Well, I don't know. You can have him do all of this alone. I do want to note that this is the last place in the story, at least for a while, that I can think of having a good reason for a friendly Paladin or Cleric... Unless in a world where mercenaries and adventurers are often hired to deal with magical wildlife, bandits, and ancient evils, the Church's Paladins serve as the warrior equivalent of a Public Defender's Office.. which is sort of what was implied, but still

A Warrior that isn't attached to the police or occupying military would come with a question though, and that is why they are still there when any able-warrior would have been eligible for the draft, and in any event should have volunteered to defend their homeland. As I have it now, New Mareland (and the Changelings) treat Equestria more like the occupied lands of a present enemy than an actually defeated country, and thus keep POWs and "disarmed enemy combatants" (surrendered soldiers at the end of the war) as prisoners, thus meaning that pretty much every pony that went to war didn't come back. So why is the Paladin or Cleric still around? Were they over the age of 35-45, and thus not eligible to join the war? If so, does that mean that they are old veterans, constantly talking about encounters with Vampires in Mareida, cultists in Hoofington, and other experiences, while experiencing severe anxiety at being possibly the last of their ancient tradition, and having been unable to save their country from Partition? Are they perhaps younger, but for whatever reason did not volunteer and missed their number in the draft, like if they were slightly disabled, too young, or too cowardly? If so, are they guilt ridden for not going to fight? Do they feel pressure to try to continue an ancient tradition of warriors for Harmony as old as the Princesses? Are they perhaps so obsessed with Dark Magic and fighting it that they didn't think the Great War was even the most interesting phenomenon... I don't know...

>>101447
He doesn't hear anything, save birds chirping in the distance
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101449
101451
>>101448
Sounds like coming up with a new PC. I can wait if you want to come up with something.

You know, I imagine New Mareland keeping POWs will be what breaks them in the end, especially with the lack of military personnel they have in Equestria. If a well-armed enough Partisan group found a list of POW camp locations and organized a mass breakout, New Mareland would find themselves at the mercy of a large number of very pissed-off, elite veteran fighters.
DS
U9F//
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No.101450
101451
>>101448
He Goes Down the stairs,back into the back yard. and lies down in a corner.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101451
101452 101455
>>101449
Well... that's why they would remove them from Equestria. Send them oversees to either Metropolitan New Mareland or to the conquered Griffin territories to serve in work camps... When France surrendered in WW2, Nazi Germany kept the entire French army as prisoners, and shipped them to Germany to serve in work camps, and the same thing for Poland. What else are they going to do with 1 million very-pissed off, elite veteran fighters? Just release them back into the population? That sounds like a much quicker way of ending up with a bad result

>>101450
*poke poke*
"Dark Star?"
DS
U9F//
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No.101452
101453
>>101451
He opens an eye
"Yes?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101453
101454
>>101452
"Why are you lying down in a corner?"
DS
U9F//
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No.101454
101456
>>101453
This is Blue Talking to me right?
"The Plan."
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101455
101456
>>101451
Either way, it doesn't seem like a good idea to keep POWs after a war has already been won. Just seems like it would serve to piss off the conquered population even more, and guarantee no end in sight to hostilities.
BqQuh
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No.101456
101457 101458 101502
>>101454
"Shall I fetch them?"

Yes

>>101455
Germany kept 1.8 million French Soldiers prisoner in WW2 until the end, mostly laboring in Germany, despite the fact that France surrendered and was a vassal state at that point. Even though Belgium surrendered, around 79,000 Belgian soldiers out of 225,000 deported to Germany remained in captivity in Germany until the end of the war. Despite the fact that Italy was an Ally, 1 million Italian soldiers were taken prisoner by Germany in 1943 upon Italian surrender, including 600,000 deported to Germany. Germany kept thousands of Polish POWs after that country surrendered, and in 1943, officially changed their status from POWs to "civilian workers" so they wouldn't be protected by the Geneva convention. Many of these were sent to concentration camps.

But enough of the little kiddie examples, let's get to the real examples. When Germany surrendered at the end of WW2, 5 Million German military personnel were taken prisoner by Britain and America, in addition to the 2.6 million taken during the war. Because there were so many Germans flooding into the small American and British occupation zones from the Soviet expulsions in that time, there was no way the prisoners could be provided with sufficient food. So, Eisenhower had the status of these 5 million surrendered German soldiers - again, surrendering after the end of the war - listed as "disarmed enemy combatants" so they wouldn't have the rights of POWs under the Geneva Convention, and thus they didn't have to feed them. These 7.6 million prisoners were not released until 1948 and 1949 - three years after the war ended. At least 790,000 German prisoners died in camps after the war ended. The surrendered soldiers of Japan were also taken prisoner after the end of the war, and kept prisoner until at least 1947.

Another one, just for funsies - the Soviets took 200,000 Polish soldiers prisoner in 1939. In 1941, the Polish Government in Exile became an ally with the war with Germany. Yet the Soviets kept these soldiers prisoner until 1945.

There's a reason I use the phrase "Disarmed Enemy Combatants" in reference to the Equestrian Soldiers. It's because this while set of stories is based on historical events from human history, and I try to follow it and reference it where I can. And if history is troublesome, don't blame me.
\r
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101457
101458
>>101456
I'm not here to argue or debate with you. Not everything I say is an attempt to try to debate.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101458
101461
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>>101457

>>101456
Okay, I have to make a correction here. There were probably not 790,000 dead in American and British camps after the war. The missing persons probably come mostly from hundreds of thousands of Volkstrum being released early, or older prisoners being released, and the actual death toll is probably only something like the 56,000 claimed by the German Office of Military History. Probably
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101461
101462 101472
>>101458
Come on now, GM. You know Silver isn't trying to cause trouble. He's actively engaging in your lore and thought there might be something amiss in there since he cares.
>>101428
Does this mean there's a path going downwards if I were to clear out the obstacle in front of Iron?
>>101440
I like to have Cauldron along with me. Gives me a nice safety net for when I fuck up, as well as spending some time with her. Having friends on your adventures is always nice and helpful, be it NPC or PC.
Well, even love interests in this case wink wink
Although I haven't been talking to her that much since I'm so focused on getting that treasure. Hopefully there is some amazingly valued treasure at the end to improve Cauldron's life.
I-I'm totally chaotic neutral gaiz. Don't look at me like that!
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101462
101463
>>101461
>>101461
There does not appear to be a navigable path going downwards, just a crack that water could fit through

"Looking for bats?"
Cauldron says, as she is inspecting pottery
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101463
101464
>>101462
Iron stands up with a huff.
"I am trying to find the path again. This place is a complex mess in its current state."
He gently pokes the narrow pathway in front of it to see if it budges.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101464
101465
>>101463
Though the rock is not as strong as the best of limestone, neither does it move aside
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101465
101466
>>101464
Iron looks at the stone with a deadpan expression.
"Were there other paths to follow other than this one back at the mare's tomb?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101466
101467
>>101465
“I don’t believe so”
8YuIh
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No.101467
101468
[1d20+6 = 25]
>>101466
Iron nods.
"Alright. I am going to try and open this up. Stand back."
He positions himself in front of the too narrow path and plants a hopefully firm buck to widen the path forward.
Rolling max power attack unarmed strike.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101468
101469
>>101467
The Rock shatters and cracks at the point of impact, and a crack runs now higher up. The room shakes slightly, causing dust and at least one stalactite falls to the ground and crashes on the floor. This scares the he’ll out of Pear, who jumps back
“What in Celestia’s name are you doing?!”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101469
101470
>>101468
Iron stares at the taunting blocked path in front of him.
"I am trying to open this up, but it seems it will try to take us with it if I try again."
He sighs.
"I suppose this is why we do not see more recently dead corpses around here, because of the constant obstacles preventing access are here."
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101470
101471
>>101469
“No, Celestia damn it, this is the end of line”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101471
101473
>>101470
Iron doesn't buy it.
"We have only found the mare's tomb. What about the other one? He should still be here somewhere."
He decides to go prone and look under the slightly damaged blockade to see if something opened up.
"It must be hidden somewhere. It could be right after this small blockade."
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101472
>>101461
>first part
Basically this.
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101473
101474
86C63D6C-EB5B-4DBA-BA2D-5FA45AB8E888.jpeg
>>101471
“Do you mean the military commander depicted in the frieze?”
She walks closer to Iron.
“He died before all of this was made. His body has long since rejoined the earth, and become one with his native lands”
She now comes now even closer, to the point where she is standing next to Iron. She picks up a piece of sharped obsidian from the long decayed sword
“This little decayed memorial is all that remains...”

There is no source of light inside. It looks like a crevice of eroded rock
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101474
101475
>>101473
Iron's, from his prone position, slackens, sprawling his legs around his body.
"So is this really it?"
His mind is currently processing the fact that the exploration's current payoff is substantially lower than he'd hoped.
"The tomb of Hummingbird is just ashes and shards?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101475
>>101474
“Hummingbird never left Tenochtitlan”
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101477
101478 106722
>>101402
“He’s still out there, you’d best believe.

What is it? Were you expecting mountains and valleys of gold? Tenochtitlan was never as wealthy as advertised. With the line of Hayfeather only three generations old at the time of contact, the government lacked authority over some of its further provinces, needing lavish ceremonies, building projects like temples and canals to impress the populace, and a large standing army to put down rebellions and to repel incursions of the other neighuatl tribes with whom they shared the basin. When the Pegasi came, some of the wealth was seized by the conquerers as booty, tribute, or received in payment for foreign goods. Some, probably most, never left Tenochtitlan, with its various owners simply retaining it, or burying it. And only a portion was spirited away with the rebels in their flight to the Windy River Valley. They varied with them the robes, idols, ritual masks, and incense burners of their temples, and the jewelry and wealth of their noble families, but they could carry no more than what they could place on their backs, as they cantered out under cover of night. They hoped one day to take back the rest, and push out the foreigners and the puppet regime.

As the years dragged on, the rebels found that food mattered more to them than their trinkets, and no doubt much of their treasure was spent and dispersed in that time. And on top of all of that.”
Pear points down to an object to Iron’s right. It’s s lantern.
“Did you think you were the first to try to rob this ancient grave? Probably much of what could be carried easily has already been carried away. Only the danger of the jungle, the isolation, and the relative lack ways to carry heavy objects has saved this location. And besides, what else do you want?”

Looking over, Cauldron has taken the top off of a pot, revealing the pot is filled to the brim with gold coins. Cauldron herself is now jamming an iron tool into one of the sealed off portions of the wall - probably a grave - and smashing it. Pear decides to go for a physical demonstration and pick up one of the pots with her right hoof, and hold it up against her back. She pulls it up with an “ugh!” but finds that the weight is too great for her to sustain, and it slips down, until it falls. Only her hoof being in place to keep the pot upright prevents it from falling over, shattering, and spilling its contents everywhere. It makes a loud “clink!” noise as it falls in place to the ground, and Pear makes an “ook”

She returns to her description
“There are earrings, brooches, face masks, chalices, of gold, turquoise, and emerald. The frieze outside and the cal set wheels alone would go for a fortune to a private collector, and those aren’t even good. There is more here than you could possibly carry.”

She then stops her almost exasperated tangent, she says,
“Those stories of mountains of gold and vast wealth, were nothing other than stories. The creation of impressionable and adventurous young minds upon seeing the city for the first time, and of unscrupulous expedition leaders who wanted to trick adventurers into giving up their established lives to brave hot and disease ridden jungles, and to trick cautious governors... and deans, into giving the financial backing for risky expeditions.”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101478
101479 106722
>>101477
I think this is for me.
Iron looks downcast as Pear dispells the myth that there is no big tomb full of hidden gold and the fact that there isn't a big climatic scene for him, but is ultimately content after seeing Cauldron open the vase and seeing it's full of coins.
(A good thing there is a lot of wealth in here. I did not want Cauldron to risk her life over nothing.)
He stands up, now with a calm, understanding smile.
"It was rather fun exploring the cave and learning its history. I guess deep down I did not want it to end at all and keep going deeper and discover with my own eyes what other secrets this temple hid."
(There is also the fact that we did not battle the bandit leader before reaching the tomb, which unnerves me a bit.)
He stands up, a little more energized over this new revelation, and picks up the pot that Pear took out.
"You are right. I was quite excited at this adventure, but my expectations were set too high. Still, this is an acceptable outcome. I thank you for your help and hope you have found the history behind this place worthy of writing."
He decides to walk over to Cauldron.
"How much more weight can be carried with the bags? If we do not have space for the spare guns we took, we can always leave them here except of course for your newly acquired coat shredder SMG."
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101479
101480 106722
>>101478
Shit. Wrong link then
Pear is not quite placated
"There's a story they tell - I think it's apocryphal, but I repeat it anyways because of the moral - of a Pegasus of Highview's army who filled his bags to the brim with gold seized from a noble's mansion before Valiant Chello could order that the property of the natives be respected. He tried to fly his way out of the city, across the lake, but found himself too heavy to fly. So he tried to cross along rocks the natives used, but misjudged his ability to jump even small distances. He lost his footing, tripped and slipped into the lake, weighed down with gold. As he drown in shallow water, his comrades jumped in not to save him, but the gold he carried."
With this, Pear concludes

Cauldron looks over at Iron with her orange eyes. She has cracked open one of the rock seals. It is indeed a tomb, with no obvious wealth, and it looks like there were more pony bones crammed in their than the small size would imply.
"We have some space in my bag, but honestly my bags aren't that big. I brought a tent, quite a few supplies, pots... but I wasn't expecting to carry too much back. I hope you can get some things."
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
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No.101480
101481
>>101479
Iron nods as Pear warns him not to be overburdened with greed.
(I do not think Cauldron will simply leave me to die. At least not because she would want to but due to my weight if a situation like that ever happened. Still, I should tread carefully for I could suffer his fate.)

After Cauldron's request to carry some stuff, he puffs his chest out in unabashed pride.
"My body can handle some weight. You can rely on me."
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101481
101482 101483
>>101480
Cauldron smiles and nods, then places a hoof on Iron's shoulders
"That, I believe"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101482
101484
>>101481
So, you decided on what you're going to do?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101483
101484
>>101481
Iron's smile mixed with the slighest shade of red covers his face.
"Alright!"
With that, he looks over to the opened pot filled with gold and decides to test how heavy it is for his body in lbs if possible since my sheet uses that
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101484
101485 101486
>>101482
Um...

>>101483
That one pot? At most 80 pounds, which I’m sure is well under what Iron could carry, and would be within Cauldron’s range if she didn’t need to carry much else
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101485
101488
>>101484
I'll take that as a no? I guess I'll give you some more time to think on it.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101486
101487
>>101484
Iron doesn't feel too heavy. In fact he felt like he could easily carry 5 of these at most.
"This is quite light, all things considered."
He proves his point by easily trotting in a small circle with the pot on him.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101487
101492
>>101486
Caudron nods
“So what are you wanting to do? Take what you can carry and get out of here?”
Anonymous
BqQuh
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No.101488
101489
>>101485
Uh... what do you want? Making consequential decisions is difficult

Also material support is possible
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101489
101490
>>101488
Again, Silver would accept whatever support or help is offered, no matter what it is. I just want to know what you want to do so I can plan around that.
Anonymous
T12Yt
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No.101490
101491
B69A6E51-8A2B-4DEB-8F16-7AB23BE2C2C3.jpeg
Be advised that I have trial tomorrow, and that I am heading back into work about now, so I will only be able to mane so many posts tonight

>>101489
Um.... okay...
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101491
>>101490
I'm more than willing to wait and give you time to think, if you want.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101492
101493
>>101487
"That is pretty much the plan, yes."
Iron looks around for 4 more of the pot's weight and worth.
"I promised a big payoff and I am not going back on my word. Traversing this back across the bridge is going to be a challenge, though."

Anonymous
T12Yt
?
No.101493
101494
>>101492
Iron is able to take at least 1 more pot. In the other room, iron can take a golden vase, and a chalice, and fill it with earrings, brooches, and the like. These can be tied to his back, and a mask lad atop it, using ropes Cauldron has
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101494
101495
>>101493
Of course, Iron takes the opportunity presented by his thoughts and starts walking over to the other room, looking towards Cauldron with two pots filled with valuables in it.
"I will bring the chalice and the golden vase back in here so we can fit some more valuables in there, but I will have to ask you to tie them to my body in order to secure it and not fall off."

He wonders what Pear's current actions, thoughts and position.
(I wonder if this discovery brought her some satisfaction.)
Anonymous
T12Yt
?
No.101495
101496
>>101494
“Alright... what are you going to do if you encounter the bandits”
Caudron has some concern

Pear slinked off, first going to a jar of coins, picking some up and looking at the images on the obverse and reverse, until Cauldron’s staring drives her away. She goes to the sarcophagus at the center of the sepulcher, and looks down upon it for a while, placing her hoof along it. Then she goes to the guided circle with engraved images, and studies it for a while. Finally, she removes the jade turkey from her pack, and places it carefully on a pedestal
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101496
101497
>>101495
Iron considers it for a moment.
"I will definitely become slower so running may not be an option, but I am not sure how much bits each pot on its own costs approximately."
Iron, now feeling the weight of two pots reducing his speed to 20 feet per turn, ponders a bit.
"I am not sure about it. There is always the option to drop what I am carrying in order to fight against the bandits, along with your help by scouting ahead for enemies. However, by the chance I have to escape from them, I probably cannot do so unless they are carrying some heavy equipment themselves or I drop all but one of the pots. We could try to sneak by them if we spot them before they do."

He nods at Pear's actions.
(It seems she will have a lot of information to look over. Good thing we helped her out with researching this place.)
Anonymous
T12Yt
?
No.101497
101498
>>101496
“Alright... let’s hope we spot them first...”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101498
101499
>>101497
Iron nods.
"On that we can agree."
With that, he decides to go for both chalice and golden vase, going back to Cauldron to fill them up with valuable goods and covering their tops.
(I guess we can risk it.)
Anonymous
T12Yt
?
No.101499
101500
>>101498
He does so
though this was initially described as already carried by Iron
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101500
101501 101504
>>101499
Nodding to himself, he straps them on to himself, officially carrying 5 pots which should be 400 filled with valuables. He looks over to Pear.
"Are you ready to head out? I did promise to return you to 'cee-vee-lai-sei-tion', after all."
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101501
101504
>>101500
400lbs if every pot, improvised or official,
weights 80lbs each.

DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101502
101503
>>101456
"Please Do."
Dark Star Flips onto his stomach and holds it. to make the "stabbing" look more real
"I Don't Like Napping in The Dirt."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101503
101504 101506
>>101502
“Just don’t get shot, and you won’t have to”
Skies flies off. She is not seen for a minute. Then two minutes. Then more. It seems to take her a while

The soil is soft and kind of moist, with some insects in it. Hopefully there are no snakes in the grass... hopefully. A black caterpillar moves up, then onto Dark Star’s leg, and inches forth over Dark Star.

After at minimum, 5 minutes, he can hear a pony coming forth, sounding not quite like Skies
“Yes, officer. He’s over here.”
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101504
101505
>>101501
>>101500
>>101503
Poke?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101505
101507
>>101504
Suffice it to say that Iron has entered the next phase of the story, and I don’t quite want to start now.
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101506
101508
>>101503
he can hear a pony coming forth, sounding not quite like Skies
F U C K

Dark Star Starts Groaning in Pain.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101507
>>101505
Got it.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101508
101509
>>101506
A pony runs up. Unicorn, burnt orange, with fluffy curls of red hair. She speaks
"Where are you hurt?"
The accent is local Baltimare
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101509
101510 101511
>>101508
*More Groans of Pain*
Dark Star Makes his eyes glaze over
"Unicorn...Magic."
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101510
>>101509
"Stomach."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101511
101512
>>101509
Something starts to tug against dark star’s Shoulders in an attempt to turn him over

Then the mare, whose horn glows blue, places her hooves near his legs, just beneath, to attempt to push him over
“Let me see.”

Then
“How did this happen?”
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101512
101513
>>101511
Dark Star Pants
"All Happen So Fast... Don't Know."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101513
101514
>>101512
>>101512
She looks around, not yet finding a stab wound
“Were you attacked?”
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101514
101515
>>101513
"Attacked with Magic... Insides Burn!"
DS Contorts his face into a painful expression
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101515
101516
>>101514
She continues asking questions
“How did it happen?”
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101516
101517 101518
>>101515
"Stallion asked for smoke. next thing i know he has me in magic"
DS Glances around looking at anyother pony that she brought with her
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101517
101518 101519
>>101516
Indeed there is. A bronze colored Earth pony, with straight, vertical mane
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101518
101519
>>101516
>>101517
Damn these unicorns and their shooty laz0rs they have.
DS
U9F//
?
No.101519
101520
>>101518
I Know Right
>>101517
"It Feels Like i'm Boiling Alive!"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101520
101521
>>101519
The Stallion approaches, and takes over
"Sir, where are you hurt?"

The unicorn now places the frog of her hoof near Dark Star's neck

From the edge, Blue Skies walks into view
DS
U9F//
?
No.101521
101522
>>101520
"F-From My Chest down,S-Sir."
Dark Star Winches at her touch
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101522
101523
>>101521
The mare looks around to the left, then to the right

“Where were you injured, how, and when”
DS
U9F//
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No.101523
101524
>>101522
"On The Inside... With Magic...10 minutes ago."
BqQuh
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No.101524
101525
>>101523
“Sir, we need to know if the threat is still active that way they don’t come back to finish you. In what location were you shot?”
\r
DS
U9F//
?
No.101525
101526
>>101524
"I'm Shot?!? Am...Am...Am i Gonna Die? I Don't Remember a Gun Shot..."

Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101526
101527
>>101525
"Sir, you said you were injured with unicorn magic. Where"
DS
U9F//
?
No.101527
101528
>>101526
"My Insides, My Heart! My Lungs! My Stomach! Everything Hurts!"
Dark Star Grabs his Torso in "pain"
Does this Stallion look like either of the 2 in the file?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101528
101530
>>101527
Oh yes, both of them

With Dark Star's non-responsive answer, The Stallion moves back, then himself looks behind, to the left, and to his right
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101529
>101528
>inb4 they shoot Star in the head to 'hide the evidence'
DS
U9F//
?
No.101530
101531
>>101528
"I... Think He Might Have went inside the house. Please Don't Let him come Back"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101531
101532
>>101530
"But where did he shoot you?"
DS
U9F//
?
No.101532
101533 101534
>>101531
Am I having a Stroke?
"He Didn't Shoot me....He Used his Magic."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101533
101535
>>101532
"Where did he shoot you with his magic, or use his magic or whatever. Where. We need to know where he was to identify if he is still present and a threat so you are not even more magiced"

The unicorn uses her magic to open Dark Star's mouth during this to look inside, as well as into his eyes
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101534
101535
>>101532
In this episode, we see Dark Star having a stroke from the stress of lying about being injured to a group of ponies.
RIP Dark Star, he tried to bamboozle only to bamboozle himself.
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101535
101536
>>101533
"My Torso... Officer Please Don't let him Come Back."
>>101534
R.I.P may he rest
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101536
101537
>>101535
The officer moves back, until Skies says
"In front of the house. We were walking in front of the house when pony approached us asking for cigarettes"
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101537
101538
>>101536
Dark Star Groans
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101538
101539
>>101537
Not sure what the endgame is...
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101539
101540
>>101538
Get them into the house. thats the first thing i need to do.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101540
101541
>>101539
They would be inclined to stay by Dark Star’s side until an ambulance arrives
DS
U9F//
?
No.101541
101542
>>101540
FUCK
"Did You Hear That! He's In The House!"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101542
101543
>>101541
They move away. First, the unicorn goes forth, and she draws a nightstick. Then, the Earth pony, and he draws a night stick. They go to each side of the door, look in, then first the earth pony then the unicorn
DS
U9F//
?
No.101543
101544
>>101542
He Glances over at Blue as they do this
Anonymous
T12Yt
?
No.101544
101545
>>101543
She tilts her head, as if awaiting a sign or signal
DS
1Z/Kk
?
No.101545
101546
>>101544
When they arent looking at him, He mouths the words to Blue
"Throw a Rock inside the house"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101546
101547
>>101545
Skies jumps up, then spreads her wings, and flaps and flies up and around, dropping a rock through the opening in the ceiling
DS (OOC)
1Z/Kk
?
No.101547
101548
>>101546
Be Back In A Second
DS
U9F//
?
No.101548
101549
>>101547
Dark Star Watches the officers
Anonymous
T12Yt
?
No.101549
101550
>>101548
They go inside the building, out of line of sight
U9F//
?
No.101550
101551
[1d20+5 = 16]
>>101549
He Listens to see how far they are inside
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101551
101552
>>101550
>>101550
Approximately to the foyer area
DS
U9F//
?
No.101552
101553
>>101551
He Stands up
He Motions at blue to go in through the roof
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101553
101554
>>101552
She does so, jumping in
U9F//
?
No.101554
101555 101556
[1d20 = 13]
>>101553
Dark Star Sneaks through the door

DS
U9F//
?
No.101555
101556
>>101554
Thats a +5
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101556
101605 101750
>>101555
>>101554
Is sneaky. Their attention is forward
Silver
dUSEK
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No.101557
101558 101559
860120__safe_artist-colon-facelesssoles_fluttershy_pinkie pie_twilight sparkle_balkenkreuz_binoculars_blackletter_car_clothes_german_gun_.png
Beep beep.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101558
101561 101562
>>101557
Remember, Sword-kun.
GM is busy dealing with a trial.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101559
101564
4FD7D1B8-9660-4D4B-AB7E-3BFDF0A6856A.png
>>101557

Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101561
101563
319EB051-8384-4A43-8BBE-1A7714D2E343.jpeg
>>101558
It got reset...
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101562
101564 101565
917307__safe_artist-colon-yoshimon1_twilight sparkle_alicorn_beep beep_beep beep i'm verbose_cloud_female_mare_pony_science_solo_twilight.png
>>101558
I know, I just wanted to beep.


Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101563
101567
>>101561
Aw man. That sucks(?)
Anonymous
rz8Uo
?
No.101564
101565 101566
>>101559
D'awww
>>101562
Awww, you ruined it
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101565
>>101564
>>101562
I like it. Excessive use of descriptions of simple things are always fun to read.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101566
101568
>>101564
'Kay?
BqQuh
?
No.101567
101569 101570
>>101563
Yeah, I was hoping to go on it, but the defense attorney - who was pulling bullshit by calling ready for trial in a felony court the same day - made an issue about some video not being in her possession. And the police department screwed us over by not telling us about this video, but that’s another story.

On the plus side, I got to tell a defense attorney who demanded a dismissal as he insisted we couldn’t prove up a case where his client blatantly changes his story in the video, to just set the case for trial if he’s so sure it’s going to be a not-guilty
\r
Anonymous
0Se/e
?
No.101568
101570 101574
>>101566
Jesus fucking christ, how many times am I going to have to introduce myself before you realize 'that oddball is probably Brie's faggot'?
Anonymous
0Se/e
?
No.101569
>>101567
Gratz
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101570
101571
>>101567
I see this as a balanced outcome where you both got in trouble while sending trouble to your opponent.
Rather nice, overall since you got last laugh.
>>101568
Wait, are you the battiest bat that ever batted better than anyone, Dark Star?!
Anonymous
0Se/e
?
No.101571
101572 101573
>>101570
Iron has a brain aneurysm and dies.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101572
101574
Okay, basically ready

>>101571
Well...
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101573
101579
>>101571
Darn! Just when I was about to donate my whole bag to the batty fellow for his edgy battiness.
I guess that's the end for the primitive horse. Cauldron would get all his belongings and probably make a small statuette for lil' old Iron.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101574
101575
>>101568
Don't know what you're talking about, I already assumed you were Brie.

>>101572
Made a decision, yet? Sucks to hear about the trial, by the way.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101575
101576 101577
>>101574
I don’t need to burden Silver with a new NPC, he can do it alone. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get paralyzed, need healing, or overlook something important
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101576
101577
>>101575
Dude, you gonna jinx it.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101577
101578
>>101575
Well either it'll be enough, or I'll end up making a new character.

"Harmony be with you, Father." With a final goodbye, and all of his supplies readied, Silver finally makes the trip to the catacombs.

Can I have a map of the catacombs, if you have it? I wanna do some planning for trap placement.

>>101576
Who knows, maybe that's what he wants? I certainly don't know.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101578
101580
More catacombs map 4.png
>>101577
This is the most advanced version of the map, but the left and right sides are symmetrical. It does not include the entire lower level
Anonymous
0Se/e
?
No.101579
101583
>>101573
Is there weed in that bag?
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101580
101581
>>101578
How long are the first left and right hallways, roughly?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101581
101582
>>101580
looks like 70 feet before they narrow off into the smaller hallways
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101582
101585
>>101581
Nah, not those hallways, the ones you use to get to either side of the catacombs when you're entering from Curwhinny Farm. Though that is useful to know.

I suppose I should also ask how wide they are so I know what I'm working with here.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101583
101584
>>101579
Nope. Iron's not a drug user, unless you count grass as a weed, which it can be.
Anonymous
0Se/e
?
No.101584
101587
>>101583
wEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEd
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101585
101586
>>101582
35 or 40 feet at least. The whole site is huge, much bigger than you’d think a single necromancer would need for his secret experiments. At least, if it was built for that purpose
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101586
>>101585
Alright, thus begins my planning stage. Thanks.
BqQuh
?
No.101587
>>101584
No drugs in Occupied Equestria

Okay, I’ll admit that having illegal dependency-inducing drugs did feel like kind of a “missing gap” in the criminal syndicates’ efforts to exploit the poor and keep them as a permanent, dependent underclass - especially with no alcohol prohibition - but I didn’t want to use real world drugs, and I also didn’t want to make an entire biochemistry for drugs in this world
\r
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101588
101589 101591
CatacombTrapPlan.jpg
Got it figured out, I think. Crossed-out boxes are barricades, thin lines are tripwires, circles are bombs, diamonds are bear traps, squares are snares, and the star represents Silver's position once he's all set up. The barricades on either side should keep the horde busy while they gather together on either side of the hallway when Silver uncaps that bait, while the barricade Silver is standing behind should let him fire over at any approaching undead and require that the ghasts have to climb over to get to him.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101589
101590
>>101588
Uh... are the diamonds the circles that are white in the center?
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101590
>>101589
No, those are the circles. The filled-in ones are the diamonds. In hindsight, pretty hard to tell them apart.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101591
101592
>>101588
I will admit I am a bit confused as to why the barricades on the ends of the halls are there when Silver will not be able to shoot at them while standing behind the third barricade. They would basically just accumulate and accumulate until the barriers break, so that instead of like a dozen coming over the span of 30 seconds or a minute, they'd be almost all at once. And with Bear traps set behind the center, Silver couldn't just stand in the center and shoot at them, because his retreat would risk him getting caught in the same bear traps that are supposed to slow down the undead

On second thought, you construct your defenses however you see fit
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101592
101593
>>101591
Might be a stupid plan, who knows (and with the trouble I had spelling "stupid", that very well might be the case). Basic idea is to force them to all come at once so when they activate the tripwires, the bombs will kill or immobilize most of them. Most of the rest will get caught in the snares and bear traps, and the few lucky ones who get past all of that will have to contend with Silver standing safely behind another barricade with an SMG and holy water on his side, a barricade which attempting to get over would (presumably) give Silver an AoO, and them trying to break it down would leave them open to Silver cutting them down from his safe position. His ass is facing the way he came in, which is free from any of the traps he set up should retreat prove necessary.
Anonymous
pBRJt
?
No.101593
101594
>>101592
I see
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101594
101595
>>101593
I am interested in hearing what you would do with what Silver has, though. It isn't finalized, and with as many ideas as you've given me already, you might have something I never even thought of.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101595
101596
>>101594
Well, I don’t want to stifle your creativity, since you are the one playing

My first intuition would be to not use all of the bombs and materials at once, but instead try to first clear the upper chamber, then the lower chamber. Of course then again they may all come to the location of the noises anyways, and so break any barricades. Another thought would be to do basically what you have there, except make the center of where the three corridors meet be Silver’s spot, and keep some bombs on the other side of each of the barricades in the main halls, which are detonate them manually, and have the opportunity to shoot at them as they accumulate. This wouldn’t allow as many of them to be killed by a single blast at once as your method, though. Still another thought is, if you have a device that can attract them, place it in the bottom of the catacombs, let them come towards it, slowly real it out on a fishing line through the quarry entrance, then try to drag as many as possible towards the unexploded 500 lbs aircraft ordinance, and you can guess the rest, while shooting at them from the safety of the quarry top. The difficulty of that plan is that it involves getting the ghasts into water, which may just make it more difficult to get at them
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101596
101597
>>101595
I completely forgot about the bomb in the quarry. I'm kinda liking that idea, since Silver bought that jar of bait.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101597
101598
>>101596
The water may be an issue, unless it can be drained first or easily traversed by the ghasts. The walls of the quarry, however, are a great place to shoot at the undead with impunity, including with the rifle. Beware of the bait attracting something worse
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101598
101599
>>101597
Yeah, they all have flaws. The question is which one has the least flaws for the most benefits.

On the second of your plans: If the bear traps and snares were already put into position without being set, could Silver quickly set them with his magic while running past, or would that be beyond his capabilities do you think?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101599
101600
>>101598
Well, the problem is the meaning of the word “quickly,” since that word means something radically different in the context of being chased by several ghouls only a few feet away than it does when you are just prepping bear traps in the woods
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101600
101601
>>101599
I'll definitely take that as a no, then. I suppose that's the flaw in that plan, that Silver would have to set up the traps beforehoof and have to avoid them should the ghasts break through one or both of the barricades. Still, seems like the most effective at killing the largest amount of ghasts with what he has.

Gonna be honest, I'll be surprised if killing a dozen or so ghasts doesn't result in a level-up.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101601
101602
Sadly, I’ve discovered that hemocyanin is only half as efficient, at best, as hemoglobin
I guess that’s okay if you really aren’t relying on normal metabolism

>>101600
Well... good luck on avoiding bear traps while being chased by ghouls

They weren’t really intended to be ghasts
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101602
101603
>>101601
Now you've got me interested. What were they intended to be?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101603
101604
>>101602
I don’t really want to say more, since not-knowing the exact nature of your enemies until you are fighting them is all a part of the game
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101604
>>101603
Not exactly aligned with the logic of this scenario, but alright.

How exactly would the water impact your third plan? Wouldn't Silver just be able to move the lure after blowing up the bomb so he could properly aim at the surviving ghasts?
DS
6TgCI
?
No.101605
101606 101609
>>101556
So, Both of these ponies are the ones in the file?
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101606
101607
>>101605
IIRC, they are.
DS
6TgCI
?
No.101607
101608
>>101606
I Think So as Well. But i want to make sure.
Novice Pussy Handler
8YuIh
?
No.101608
>>101607
Look back at GM's posts with you. You'll definitely find the answer in one of them since this is not the first time you asked this.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101609
101610
>>101605
Yes, or same description
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101610
101611
>>101609
Talk about an early post. You must have made that when you got up for work.
Novice Pussy Handler
HfTi5
?
No.101611
>>101610
Yes, basically.
Novice Pussy Handler
HfTi5
?
No.101614
101615
Who can beep today?
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101615
101616
>>101614
I can beep.
Anonymous
+RZig
?
No.101616
101617 101618
22ACEA7E-1818-4F57-8DE1-AF336BF2CFC1.png
>>101615
Can you though?
Novice Pussy Handler
HfTi5
?
No.101617
101620
>>101616
Lifts hoof.
I can always boop.
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101618
101619
458859__safe_artist-colon-mr-dash-1_trixie_beep beep_cloud_female_fireworks_magic_mare_pony_solo_telekinesis_unicorn.png
>>101616

Novice Pussy Handler
HfTi5
?
No.101619
>>101618
Oh, I feel like I'm not able to beep since I have no beep images. Whatta shame.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101620
101621
FEB875A8-D2C8-4D59-9CD9-3146BDFF5DC0.jpeg
>>101617

Novice Pussy Handler
HfTi5
?
No.101621
>>101620
I like yepling from surprise. Is that a crime?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101622
101623 101624
12EE38F2-2B59-4088-BC7C-3EF49E61432F.gif
Around two weeks ago I was finishing making up the story for Iron, I realized that the story actually could take several different turns, and have several possible endings. And further I realized, to my horror, that I had not yet even thought about adapting H.P. Lovecraft’s greatest work. There are so many more stories to be told, so much more history to uncover...
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101623
101624 101625
>>101622
Talk about a deep dream sequence.

So, how exactly would the water impact that third plan of yours?
Novice Pussy Handler
HfTi5
?
No.101624
>>101622
Oh, so that is why the story was halted. You're drowning in wondrous, potentially infinite possibilities.
>>101623
Water is dangerous.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101625
101626
>>101623
It's questions like would they fall into the water and sink to the bottom if it's deeper in some areas than it looks, would the water impede their progress and prevent them from reaching the bomb, will it absorb the blast and shield them, will it make spotting them harder, would it result in ghouls with limbs missing still roaming about in the lake in a way that's hard to get to... so forth
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101626
101627
>>101625
Is the pump equipment still down there, or would he have to find a way to acquire one?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101627
101628
>>101626
It was never removed from the scene, though it's not necessarily clear if it is workable
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101628
101629
>>101627
Hmm...well, I think I'm ready. Are you?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101629
101630 101631
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>>101628
As ready as I am going to be

Video is what I think of when asked if ready
"I am ready! How 'bout you?"
https://youtu.be/xne5FR87UAw?t=58
Novice Pussy Handler
HfTi5
?
No.101630
>>101629
Do you mean you metaphorically get stabbed in the back by a giant laser sword hologram only to punch the offender back like a badass?
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101631
101632
>>101629
Press F to Pay Respects.

As Silver trots by the quarry, ideas flowing through his head about how to deal with the undead menace, he catches a glimpse of the unexploded bomb's resting place and the abandoned drainage equipment. Hmm...that might work. He swiftly unhitches himself from his cart to trot back to the front office, giving the door a good ol' knock. "Hello? Anypony home?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101632
101633
>>101631
A scarlet mare with a big, sangria bun mane prances into the room
"How may I help you?"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101633
101634
>>101632
"Yes, I am part of group that was contracted to deal with undead infesting catacombs. I saw there is still pump equipment in flooded part of quarry. Is that still operational?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101634
101635
>>101633
“What? Oh, do you mean the development project on Silver Lake? Let me check”

The mare turns behind herself and pulls out a booklet, with her hooves as she is an Earth Pony, and looks into it

“Well... they were turned off after complications arose... unless the hoses were cut, they should run just fine”
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101635
101636
>>101634
Silver nods. "Do you mind if I go see if they will run?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101636
101637
>>101635
"Are you already authorized to be on that property? If so, than no"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101637
101638
>>101636
Silver nods again. "Thank you for your assistance. With luck, we will be finished with this business today."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101638
101639
>>101637
She nods
"You're welcome"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101639
101640
>>101638
Silver excuses himself from the office to go to the pump equipment. I wonder where everypony else went. Seems like I am only one who is interested in getting this done.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101640
101641
>>101639
I know right. To the Victor goes the spoils, anyways...

The lot is empty, as per usual, with the fence surrounding it. In the lots around there is active work, with at least one construction machine operating.

Besides the edge of the quarry is a machine with a round cylindrical hood that looks most like a pot-pan turned upside down. There is an exhaust tube, another fat circular cylinder going underneath, and the whole contraption is located on sort of parked cart, with legs on one end and giant wheels on the other end. A hose feeds from the device into a long depression in the ground that seems to be a dried creek bed running away from the quarry
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101641
101642
>>101640
Was this creek bed around before quarry began, or was it made specifically for drainage? Silver looks around at the strange-looking drainage pump. Черт, where is on switch?
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101642
101643
>>101641
Looks like I described the creek wrong

The creek eminates away from the quarry, before turning nearly perpendicular to a line parallel to it, and away from the property. The hose extends even further, all the way to near the edge of the property where the little creek meets a drainage ditch

There is no obvious switch
dUSEK
?
No.101643
101644
[diceroll]1d20-1=-6{7}[/diceroll]
>>101642
Search: Silver's snout scrunches up as he takes a more in-depth look as to where in Tartarus the on-switch could be.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101644
101645
>>101643
Only a little handle thingy on one chord... Actually, a couple smaller switches
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101645
101646
>>101644
Any identifying marks or labels for the switches or cord?
BqQuh
?
No.101646
101647
>>101645
One switch, small and on the top portion on the "pot-pan" is labelled "fuel." the chord, also near, is not labelled. A level on the bottom section is labeled "pump"
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Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101647
101648
>>101646
Well...here goes nothing. Silver uses the level on the bottom section. Hope this works...
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101648
101649
>>101647
And it moves... Something, inside the machine. So he did something. But he definitely didn't start any process
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101649
101650
>>101648
Дерьмо. Well, better than blowing it up. Maybe if I try hitting this switch?

Silver flips the switch on the top portion of the machine.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101650
101651
>>101649
"Click!" it goes up
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101651
101652
>>101650
...Maybe I need some help with this. Silver turns both the switch and the lever off before heading back to the front office.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101652
101653
>>101651
It is so

"May I help you?"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101653
101654
>>101652
"You would not happen to have some kind of instruction manual for pump out there?"
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101654
101655
>>101653
"Uh.. sure" She looks through the desk, and it takes a while, but she pulls a small one out

Among other things, the instruction manual gives the following information for starting the device
"Make sure there is petrol in the tank
Turn on the fuel line by placing the fuel switch in an up position
Make sure the pump is NOT engaged
Pull the starting cord repeatedly, until the petrol engine is stable and running
Engage the pump"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101655
101656
>>101654
Silver quietly mumbles the instructions to himself before giving it back to the mare. "Thank you."
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101656
101657
>>101655
Thus he does so, presumably returning to the lot
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101657
101658
>>101656
Indeed he does so. Okay step one... Silver looks for a fuel cap on the device, and/or a way to check on how much fuel it has.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101658
101659
>>101657
Black cap. The smelly liquid is at about 40% according to a mark inside of the tank
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101659
101660
>>101658
That should work. Okay, step two... Silver flips the switch on the top portion of the pump. ...step three... He makes sure the pump isn't engaged. ...step four... Silver begins to pull the starting cord.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101660
101661
>>101659
ROLL DIE
dUSEK
?
No.101661
101662
[1d20 = 2]
>>101660
INB4: nat 1, and he yanks the cord completely off.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101662
101663
>>101661
Well... it doesn't turn on. Not even close, actually
dUSEK
?
No.101663
101664
[1d20 = 17]
>>101662
Well, come on, now! Silver tries again, because he's totally not insane.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101664
101665
>>101663
VROOM!

It is on now, vibrating and making a pretty loud sound
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101665
101666
>>101664
Sounds good. Finally, step five. Silver engages the pump.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101666
101667
>>101665
He engages, and the engine slows down as more sounds are produced. And then, the hose distends. It looks like it is pumping
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101667
101668
>>101666
Spooky trips.

Silver looks down into the quarry to watch the progress being made.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101668
101669
>>101667
You're damned right
It looks like this pump will take... a while, to drain several acre-feet of water
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101669
101670
>>101668
That gives Silver the perfect opportunity to get someplace to buy some fishing wire.
Anonymous
BqQuh
?
No.101670
101671 101672
>>101669
"Hallo" greats a dark-gold furred griffin with a clear scar blocking out his left eye at a fishing supplies shop
"Vat kan ik voor je doen?" realizing he's said that not necessarily correctly, he says
"Vat Kan I do voor you?"
Silver
dUSEK
?
No.101671
>>101670
Griffonian griffon? They certainly do have wealth of different peoples and cultures here. "Fishing wire, my friend. Lots and lots of fishing wire."
BqQuh
?
No.101672
101673
>>101670
"Hoe much you vant?" asks the griffin
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