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Occupied Equestria - Into No Pony's Land
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103001
103012
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

In the North, in Bales, Brie has just aquired a carriage with which he shall make the journey into the Changeling Occupied Zone, alongt with Spark and Onyx. In Baltimare, Dark Star recouperates from injuries sustained in a near fatal encounter with a Changeling opperative. Silver helps treat two traumatized orphans, and Iron examines ancient secrets in the Jungles
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103007
103008 103010 103015
>new thread
>doesn't tell us
Shame
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103008
103009
>>103007
IKR? I was waiting in the other thread
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103009
103011
>>103008
Alright, so is Brie ready to go?
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103010
>>103007
So that's why I didn't hear anything more.
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103011
103013
>>103009
Back to the hotel, or en route to contented sigh the Hive?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103013
103014
>>103011
Lets have the characters meet first at the hotel
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103014
103015 103016
>>103013
To the hotel then!
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103015
103016
>>103007
Meet >>103014
Say something nice
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103016
103017 103018 103019 103020
>>103014
Hi, how are you?
>>103015
So.... is Onyx dead? Maimed? In a coma?
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103017
>>103016
If I survived, then so did you.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103018
103021
>>103016
Are you a big dumdum? GM wanted you to talk to Brie in character.
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103019
103021
>>103016
Onyx has sustained no damage. Since he's been on autopilot, he's been removed from the actual killing. At this point, if he's either in the foyer or outside the hotel, he would be greeted to the sight of Brie hauling an impressive (both in size and accoutrement) carriage.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103020
>>103016
By this time, he has finally recovered from his hangover

Next time, be sure to drink plenty of water, and eat a greasy breakfast


Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103021
103022 103023
>>103018
>big dumdum
Exhaustion will do that to you
>>103019
Okay then, Onyx steps outside and looks over the carriage that Brie is hauling
"How much did this cost?"
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103022
103025
>>103021
Looking around to make sure nopony is near enough to overhear, Brie winks and says "About the price of a pair of carbines and a shotgun."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103023
>>103021
Oof.
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103024
103027
Brie silently curses himself for not having the foresight to make himself appear as a young pony, just to fuck with onlookers.
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103025
103026
>>103022
"I'm not sure if that's the best price, but oh well. I assume I'll be hauling it?"
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103026
103027 103028
>>103025
"We can take turns I suppose, but," he looks down at himself. "I suppose I'll be alright on flat ground, but anything more adventurous would require either you or perhaps tandem. And what do you mean 'not sure that's the best price'? This thing is weatherized against cold, rain, and even flooding. I'm told it will float away if the wheels lose contact with the ground,... but that aside its got mud-traction wheels, reinforced axles and frame for offroading,... honestly pulling it is probably going to be the biggest difficulty.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103027
103029
0625BE13-6E22-4A7C-8860-4257BE004F6F.gif
>>103024
You’ll get’em next time

>>103026
Built Pferd tough


Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103028
103030 103031
>>103026
"And, pray tell, why did we need all of that?"
He walks around it a few times for inspection
"Hauling it won't be a problem though, that was my whole job in the army"
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103029
>>103027
Kek.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103030
>>103028
It’s pretty big, fairly blocky, and has both metal and wood on it’s black painted exterior. The ground clearance is high, and the wheels are wide, have a large radius, and are wooden at the point of contact
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103031
103032
>>103028
"I don't know that we do to be honest. I have no idea the terrain, weather, and situations we might find ourselves in. Besides, the firearms were free, bloodletting aside."
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103032
103033
>>103031
"Fair enough, I guess. When should I be ready to leave?"
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103033
103034
>>103032
"That depends. Have you seen Sparks, and the little ones? Last I saw them, they looked ready to eat him. I told them to ask nicely, but I can't guarantee they listened."
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103034
103035 103036
>>103033
"I'll go up and check, gotta grab my halberd too"
Onyx heads up towards the room
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103035
103037
7CF8B47F-4DD9-4877-9842-2B7D8617B773.jpeg
>>103034
You see this cutie. What do?

Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103036
>>103034
You should find a pony in there still petting two changelings in disguise completely equally... as long as they didn't eat me.
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103037
103038 103039 103040 103041
>>103035
"Uh, um, hello ma'am. Can I help you?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103038
103040 103041 103044
>>103037
Keep in mind it's a filly.
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103039
103044
>>103037
"Don't be a knob, that's Wesley."
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103040
103042
>>103037
>>103038
I thought he was disguised as a colt.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103041
103042 103043 103044 103047 103053
>>103038
It’s a colt, there are just no cute colt pictures

>>103037
It continues looking up at Silver mud with big, unblinking blue eyes
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103042
>>103041
>>103040
Was more trying to point out it's not a threat or a disguised changeling adult.
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103043
>>103041
Thats not true
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103044
103045 103047
>>103038
That would have been nice to know before I said ma'am
>>103041
>a colt
thanks for specifying that
>>103039
"Sorry, can't really see it... him that well"
Onyx turns his not blind eye to the colt
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103045
103046 103048
>>103044
Onyx has a blind eye?
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103046
103051
>>103045
He was a pirate before Crystal duties. He doesn't wear the eyepatch now because he was tired of that life.
KnZni
?
No.103047
103048 103049
Spoilered
>>103041
>Silver
ONYX. Damn it, it looks up at ONYX

>>103044
*silently Hi anons Onyx*

\r
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103048
103050
>>103045
I guess it has been a while... But yes
>>103047
"uh, hi"
He pats the pone
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103049
>>103047
Can't keep his floof out of your mind, GM?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103050
103051 103053 103058
8D67165C-A7F5-4E25-AECA-1041816D2C15.jpeg
>>103048
*silently closes his eyes, and enjoys the pets*
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103051
103052
>>103046
Wait! HEY
>>103050
"So... uh... Spark? You around here?"
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103052
103056
>>103051
"Yeah? How goes it bartender?"
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103053
103054 103062
colt.png
>>103041
Here's one
>>103050
"Wesley, you should remember Onyx. Yes, he's been catatonic for most of the train ride, but you recognize him don't you?"
Brie then remembers himself, shuffles close enough for a whisper, and reiterates:
"Wesley, du solltest dich an Onyx erinnern. Ja, er war die meiste Zeit der Zugfahrt katatonisch, aber Sie erkennen ihn"

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103054
103055
>>103053
A bit too punkish for a sweet, innocent colt...
who was diddled by some rando uniperv
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103055
>>103054
You just had to remind me
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103056
103057 103062
>>103052
"Ah good, the gang is all here. I'm doing well, yourself?"
He continues to pat the colt
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103057
103064
>>103056
"Good. The changelings haven't killed me yet, which is always a plus."
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103058
103060 103062 103064
>>103050
While I'm waiting around, I'm trying to figure out some universe-appropriate names for firearm manufacturers. What would be the pony version of Winchester? Would the name play off of the -chester part of the name, like Chestnut, or would it play off of the Win- part of the name, like Windigo?
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103059
Please wait, while GM translates shit
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103060
103061 103068
>>103058
Whinny-chester
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103061
>>103060
Good enough.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103062
103065 103068
>>103053
>Wesley, du solltest dich an Onyx erinnern. Ja, er war die meiste Zeit der Zugfahrt katatonisch, aber Sie erkennen ihn
Ja, er ist der große rußfarbene. Er hat weniger Aura als der Knochenkopf.

>>103056
*Is pat*

>>103058
Whinnychester

Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103063
103066 103068
Oooh! I've got a good ponified firearm name!

Colt
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103064
103066 103068
>>103057
"I see they're just full of surprises...."
He noogies the colt a bit
>>103058
Whineychester
>Colt
Roan-ington
Gimme a minute and I'll think of a Mossberg one
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103065
103067
>>103062
"Welches ist der Knochenkopf?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103066
>>103063
>>103064
Coughing in the crowd
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103067
103070 103071
>>103065
"Das hier"
*Points hoof at Spark*

Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103068
>>103060
>>103062
>>103064
Appreciate it. I wonder why the only breech-loaded rifles they use for technologies in EaW are single-shot ones? Where's the love for repeaters?

>>103063
Kek.
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103070
>>103067
Spark gets the impression he is being talked about... and not in a positive light.
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103071
103072
>>103067
"Warum ist ER der Knochenkopf?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103072
103073
>>103071
"Wegen des Knochens, der aus seinem Kopf wächst"
Wesley places his right hoof over his forehead
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103073
103074 103079
>>103072
Brie thinks about it for a moment, looks over at Spark, nods twice, and turns back to Wesley.
"Ja, das macht Sinn"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103074
>>103073
The little ersatz pony sort of smiles, and nods at Brie
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103075
103076
Okay, so what next?
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103076
103077 103078 103079 103080
>>103075
Hmmm.... on to the wagon?
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103077
103078 103080 103081
>>103076
I'd assume
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103078
103080
>>103077
>>103076
He/they can get hitched up. Do they feel like they have adequate supplies?
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103079
103081 103088
>>103073
Agree with >>103076 ?
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103080
103081
>>103076
>>103077
>>103078
Brie doesn't, luckily he has other bit-notes that he swiped from the safe. He just hadn't gotten around to provisions yet.
But no, I won't be able to get to that tonight, unless its super-brief.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103081
103082 103083
>>103080
Oh noes!

>>103079
>>103077
Anything else they wish to do in the city before heading West?
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103082
103088
>>103081
Nope, Onyx would just have to grab his halberd and hitch up to the wagon before they leave
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103083
103084
>>103081
Acquire provisions. Brie has 100+ notes gaffled from the safe, he would use those to get noms.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103084
103085
>>103083
Alright. Grocery store?
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103085
>>103084
Sure
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103086
103087 103088
Too late, passing out
(do we really need to role-play groceries anyway? Dried meats, dried rations, dried fruit)
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103087
103088 103092
>>103086
Nah, just take note of expenditures
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103088
103089 103092 103113
>>103087
>>103086
>>103082
>>103079
Will the horned fellow, the utensil-throwing rockhorse and the bat orphan ling sympathizer be able to carry out the mission set out by themselves?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103089
103090
>>103088
That’s the question we all have
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103090
103092
>>103089
Do the former two even know what they're doing and where are they going relatively speaking in character?
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103092
103093 103094
rdwingflip.png
>>103087
Will do. Brie still has (iirc) about 100 bit-notes from the train safe, and the Lings should each have 600 bit notes from Comte's safe, which he gave them when he thought he was gonna get killed during the revolutionary's train attack.
>>103088
>>103090
>pic related

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103093
1515457240639.png
>>103092
>>103092
Love you too, Anon.
Cryptiness has its drawbacks.
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103094
103095
>>103092
That sounds approximately right, although I may need to revisit the earlier threads to verify. Be sure to leave money for other expenditures that arise, especially if the group wants to ever leave the Changeling lands
Anonymous
1Rhgf
?
No.103095
>>103094
Alright. I'll be ready to continue in a couple hours, though I can't speak for Sparks and Onyx, who's participation would technically be more essential going forward.
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103096
103097
eeeeeee.gif

Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103097
103098 103099
69A8D4F5-62B5-4E87-9EEE-5553F8CA1C58.png
>>103096

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103098
>>103097
What a nice bat.
Anonymous
7MBpK
?
No.103099
2066033__safe_artist-colon-jhayarr23_oc_oc-colon-echo_oc-colon-pearl shine_bat pony_cute_eeee_farm_food_mango_ocbetes_philippines_squee_t.png
>>103097

Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103100
103101
Alright, so we're at the Hotel, we've got the carriage, we've got the food,... ready to disembark? Oh hey, maybe a map would be good.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103101
103102
>>103100
Maybe there is somepony who has intel about the place you want to go, but it could notify the bugs of your arrival.
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103102
103105
>>103101
Well, its not like we're gonna sneak up on them,....
BawoX
?
No.103103
103104 103112
[diceroll]1d20-1=-4{5}[/diceroll]
Gather Information - Seeking a map or directions
BawoX
?
No.103104
[diceroll]1d20-1=-12{13}[/diceroll]
>>103103
Well thats lovely. 2nd attempt
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103105
103106 103107 103124
>>103102
They could set up an ambush to capture you and make sure you're not a threat or something along those lines.

Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103106
103107 103110
newspaper.jpg
>>103105
*bap* Bad! Stop giving GM ideas!
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103107
103109 103124
>>103105
>>103106
More likely a Partisan group would approach them and question as to whether any of them are changelings, I'd think, especially if none of them showed any interest in being escorted safely out of Changeling-occupied territory at that moment.
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103109
>>103107
*bap*
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103110
103111
>>103106
Ow! That hurt!
I didn't hurt you!
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103111
>>103110
Your ideas might Xp
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103112
103114
>>103103
Upon obtaining a map, Brie can see that a Bales itself is pretty much perfectly on the border.

The area is defined by the convergence of two Rivers, where the Unity river meets the Wye. The Unity runs south from the Crystal border and the Neighagra, while the Wye runs West and slightly south, until the Wye and the Unity merge, and the Wye continues running South and West. The city of Bales is located on this convergence, with the main commercial area and the great train yards being east of the Unity and North of the Wye, an industrial area south of the Wye, and residential areas on all sides.

The Border between the Changeling Lands and the Bales District of East Equestria is West of the Unity, and North of the Wye, right across the river leaving most of Bales in East Equestria. A portion of Bales located West of the Unity is also in East Equestria, but sone little satellite communities are in the Changeling Lands
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103113
>>103088
>Utensil throwing
It was utensil whispering unless something happened while he was in an alcohol induced coma that I don't know of
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103114
103115
>>103112
So can I assume that the map directs toward the hive?
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103115
103116
>>103114
To Brie’s West are 2 million square miles of formerly Equestrian and Crystal Empire land, and only then the Changeling Core Lands. It’s peobably safe to assume their are new Changeling hives in the occupied Lands, but those are not on the map. The closest big pony city is Whinniapolis at around 150 miles Northwest, but there are closer, smaller cities
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103116
103117 103119
>>103115
Brie shows the map to Onyx and Sparks.
"So how do we want to do this? Its not too late to back out."
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103117
103118 103119
>>103116
“No backing out, but maybe let’s not go in the most obvious spot to get caught.”
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103118
103119
>>103117
"Fine by me. I doubt we'll be able to make the trip without trouble, either from the Hegemony or from native creatures, but I'm for minimizing the threat."
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103119
103120
>>103116
>>103117
>>103118
"Well I can't very well back down now. I'm not sure what would be the best route. But preferably somewhere we actually can take the wagon without it being more trouble than help."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103120
103122 103124
>>103119
You mean the easily ambushed paved road?
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103121
103122 103123
At this point, the main concern should probably be whether they want to enter the Changeling Lands by admission by Customs, or whether they want to enter without admission. Also there’s the question of where to cross
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103122
103128
>>103120
I meant preferably no minefields, sharp rocks, forests are out, and I suppose mountains are too. Why I say the paved road sounds wonderful!
>>103121
Without admissions sounds easiest/best
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103123
103128
>>103121
>Customs
You can do that? I assumed you had to sneak in like it was Mordor n shit
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103124
103125
56CA681D-AC5A-4719-B375-DE02A5F187B9.jpeg
>>103105
>>103107
>>103120

Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103125
103126
1z3iue.jpg
>>103124
^
Look what you fags have done. Now he's thinking.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103126
>>103125
Be grateful he's not taking Onyx's idea.
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103127
I'm calling it now, one of the three won't return from this trip.
And if they all do, then it's not gonna be easy
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103128
103129
99D4C061-5377-421D-9DA2-124AD0167DAB.jpeg
>>103122
>Minefields, sharp rocks, forests, and mountains
This region is relatively flat, so no mountains

>>103123
>Mordor
I had initially intended the colony territories, if not necessarily the hives, to be little more threatening than the Soviet Union. But now that you mention it...
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103129
103130
>>103128
>Flat
Wew, Onyx can manage the wagon on plains. Prepare the little house on the prairie references.

>Little more threatening than the Soviet Union
>Implying the Soviet Union is better the Mordor
Shame
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103130
103131 103134 103135
>>103129
What? No Oregon Trail references?
"You already made one"
Quiet you
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103131
103132 103135
>>103130
You mean dysenetry?
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103132
103133
>>103131
You missed my post about fording the river then
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103133
>>103132
I was going for another reference, but that, too.
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103134
103135 103136
4F7C344C-07FB-46AE-9303-E975FB5F4F93.png
>>103130
Should they stick to more rural areas, they may want to avoid certain water sources, as well as be certain they avoid any sort of lice
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103135
103136
>>103130
I mean we can shoot buffalo until we have too much meat to carry back, but I think that's murder in this world
>>103131
Kek
>>103134
Hopefully one of us has survival as a skill...
Just kidding, no one takes survival ranks.
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103136
103137
>>103135
"So we're going where there's roads kek then? Fine by me. Is there ANYTHING we might need that I haven't acquired?"
>>103134
I'm assuming that Water is included in those provisions, but if not, consider this my bid to have water available.
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103137
103138
>>103136
"Roads or plains, I can work with either. As for supplies all I need is good for the trip."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103138
103139 103142
>>103137
What about food for your pet parrot?
I suppose it could be a girlfriend, considering the movies, tho.
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103139
103140
>>103138
P-parrot? Alright you fuckers, what did I miss?
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103140
103141
>>103139
You? Missing anything?
Nah, you didn't miss anything.
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103141
>>103140
What do you mean? I've been here every session.
Watching, Learning, Waiting, but mostly waiting to be honest.
Except that time I fell asleep and missed a few months of sessions, now that was a shame.

Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103142
103143
I’M BACK MOTHER FUCKERS!

>>103138
>Parrot NPCs
Oh shit, that’s a good idea
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103143
103144 103145 103150
>>103142
What kind of parrots, exactly? Latest MLP movie-like, actual parrots or pegasi with parrot characteristics like that pidgeon pony?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103144
103146 103150
>>103143
MLP movie parrots

>pegasi with parrot characteristics like that pidgeon pony
What?
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103145
103146 103150
>>103143
I like the idea of smol pegasi that act like birds
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103146
103148
4c3.jpg
>>103144
Like pic related. I remember there was one where she'd ask for breadcrumbs to a nigger but I can't find it.
>>103145
I'm more afraid it'll try to perch itself on somepony's shoulder, making them fall down.
Anonymous
BawoX
?
No.103147
I'll be unavailable for a bit
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103148
103149
>>103146
No
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103149
>>103148
True. The actual movie parrot had a way to perch on others' shoulders.
Honestly, it's a better pick.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103150
103151 103152
2057605__safe_artist-colon-mariasha_artist-colon-mariashapony_rainbow dash_behaving like a bird_chest fluff_cute_cyrillic_dashabetes_dial.jpg
>>103143
>>103144
>>103145
Meanwhile, in Severyana...
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103151
103152 103153
>>103150
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRFDnfCPzpU
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103152
103153
>>103151
>>103150
Stronk floof hoers.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103153
103154
1706155__safe_artist-colon-sinniepony_oc_oc-colon-sinnie_abstract background_black mane_blue eyes_clothes_crown of thorns_equestria at wa.png
>>103151
>>103152
Cyka blyat.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103154
>>103153
Hardbass orchesta intensifies.
Anonymous
2CXgD
?
No.103155
103156 103158
Okay, I'm here again
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103156
103157 103158
>>103155
Hello again.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103157
103158
1079447__safe_artist-colon-cyrilunicorn_ak-dash-47_assault rifle_clothes_command and conquer_conscript_greatcoat_gun_hat_ponified_raised .png
>>103156
Henlo.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103158
>>103155
>>103156
>>103157
Fuck, wrong reply.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103159
103160 103161 103162 103164
Alright, so what are we doing?
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103160
>>103159
Iron's having a marem full of ponies he barely interacted with.
Don't know about the others.
Batty fellow, know that it is a joke and you don't have to puke into the toilet.
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103161
>>103159
Loading up everypony into the wagon to start.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103162
103163 103168
>>103159
Silver's currently taking a pair of colts to the zoo, like the good pony he is.
Anonymous
2CXgD
?
No.103163
>>103162
inb4 they're disguised changelings
Anonymous
2CXgD
?
No.103164
103165 103168
>>103159
I think we're ready to disembark. Is tipsy full up?
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103165
103166
>>103164
Indeed.
Anonymous
2CXgD
?
No.103166
103167
>>103165
How big of a container IS tipsy?
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103167
>>103166
Able to be balanced easily in one hoof I hope. I pictured a shotglass originally, but it is sort of up to what the bartender in the first bar on our first mission passed out that day. I don't recall that the moment.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103168
103169 103170 103171
>>103164
Alright, declare your next action

>>103162
They come upon what seems to be the zoo - a beige stucco wall with trees belong it, a ticket window in a little booth, and an opening with a white, arched sign that says "Baltimare Zoo" on it
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103169
>>103168
Damn. My joke comment has been shrugged off!
In truth, Iron was walking further in the cavern thinking about his current choices.
Most likely he'll stick to Cauldron but will try to part in as good terms as possible.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103170
103173
>>103168
"Это зоопарк, если я когда-либо видел." He trots up to the little booth. "Three tickets, please. One adult, two foals."
Anonymous
2CXgD
?
No.103171
103172 103175
>>103168
Not get us all killed
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103172
>>103171
I approve of this action.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103173
103174
>>103170
The yellow earth pony, with orange mane and a red uniform says
"Alright... 3 for a foal, and 5 for an adult... That'll be 11 bits."
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103174
103175
>>103173
10 Bits in notes and a 1 Bit coin, it is. Silver addresses the colts on his back as he's (presumably) hooved his tickets. "This will be fun!"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103175
103176 103177 103178
>>103174
"Yay!"
"Yay!"

Any first priorities?

>>103171
Hmmmm....
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103176
103181
>>103175
Probably a good idea to head inside and see what they have and where, first. Maybe they have a zoo directory, or an information booth with maps.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103177
103179
>>103175
Can we see the chained ponies at the other end of the zoo?
Anonymous
2CXgD
?
No.103178
103181
>>103175
Legitimately, the next action would be to head out on the most well established and stable road that is indicated on the map, that leads toward the Lings' home-hive.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103179
103180
>>103177
Okay, now I'm lost, what kind of fucked up zoo is Iron at now?
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103180
>>103179
Oh no. I'm in a temple with more metal bits from taking down a group of bandits several times making sure Cauldron gets more than her metal bit she received.
You're at the zoo.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103181
103182 103183 103184 103186
>>103178
This is a difficult question to answer if taken literally. Let's start with the issue of simply crossing the border. To do so, there are two separate bridges that go across the river where the border is on the other side - one in the North over Unity, and one in the South over Wye - and one that crosses into Red Fields, where the opposite side is in the same country, but there is a land border three quarters of a mile away. There is of course also the river itself, which may be crossed, though probably not with the carriage, at least without a ferry

>>103176
The mundane, the exotic, and the dangerous
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103182
>>103181
What about the VIP changeling chambers?
Anonymous
gk4yh
?
No.103183
103185
>>103181
Hmmm. We could float the river,....
Anonymous
ptIuG
?
No.103184
103185
>>103181
Wasn't it said that the wagon would float away in a flood?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103185
>>103184
That's true of a regular car, You still wouldn't drive it into a deep river, especially because you know it won't float for long

>>103183
Unless maybe it can be made to float for a while
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103186
103187
>>103181
That's...helpful.

Silver turns again to the colts on his back. "Well, this is your special day, after all. I feel like you two are more qualified to choose what to look at first than I am."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103187
103188
>>103186
They bolt straight out of the gate
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103188
103189
>>103187
"...Дерьмо." He chases after them as best as he can. "Wait! Hold up!"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103189
103191
>>103188
White Orchid to the left, a little further away, and Mint Marine to the center, a bit closer
Anonymous
gk4yh
?
No.103190
Brie goes catatonic cuz debates
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103191
103193
>>103189
He calls out to Mint. "Mint, can you let me know where you are going to be?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103192
Iron is in limbo for the time being.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103193
103194
>>103191
Mint Marine is outside the Winterchilla exhibit, looking at the little fuzzy creatures through the bars
"Uh... Oh... okay"
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103194
103195
>>103193
Silver silently curses the likely-bad decision to let them choose where to go. "Okay...be safe!" He chases after where White Orchid went.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103195
103196
>>103194
Down a little stone path, past some trees, he can finally see white orchid, on a fence overlooking an encloser where some foxes are kept
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103196
103197 103198
>>103195
Oh thank goodness... Silver lets out a sigh of relief as he approaches Orchid. "Splitting up and bolting right out of gate was not exactly my idea."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103197
103198 103199
>>103196
He blinks
"What was your idea?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103198
>>103196
>>103197
Come on, Silver.
They only want to have fun looking at the animals all alone and without supervision
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103199
103200
>>103197
"That you two would come up with ideas and we would go to see them. It is alright this way, I just want to be able to make sure you two are safe, and that you do not get lost." He ruffles White Orchid's mane and looks at the foxes.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103200
103201
>>103199
It's a family it seems. A male, a vixen, and at least one pup is visible, sitting on a section of grass near a little pool of water in the enclosure. The pup is playing around, or trying to

White Orchid closes his eyes and enjoys the mane ruffling
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103201
103202
>>103200
What happy-looking fox family. Hmm. I wonder if there is any deeper meaning as to why Orchid choose this enclosure to look at. He pauses in the ruffling of the mane, no matter how nice it may be. "Should we go look for Mint? He might like having company while looking around zoo."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103202
103203
>>103201
He continues staring, now somewhat more sadly
"Maybe"
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103203
103204
>>103202
"What is wrong, little one?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103204
103205
>>103203
"Many things... let's go find him"
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103205
103206
>>103204
"Hey." He puts a hoof on Orchid's right shoulder. "It is no use to go find Mint if your own business is not in order. Tell me what is wrong. Even if I can not do anything, acknowledging what is wrong is good idea."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103206
103207
>>103205
"You say Mint Marine needs a companion... all of the sisters and even the other orphans place the two of us together. And in a way we are. But it's for all the wrong reasons"
He is definitely tearing
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103207
103208
>>103206
It doesn't take long at all for what the colt means to hit him. "Oh...OH! I apologise, I did not think...I am sorry, really." Silver sits down, putting himself more at Orchid's level as he stands.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103208
103209
>>103207
"And on top of that, even the little foxes have a mommy and daddy"
Now he's crying, holding his head down
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103209
103210
>>103208
Silver feels like this is good time to hold the poor colt close, and give him a shoulder to cry on. "Just let it all out. It is okay."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103210
103211
>>103209
White Orchid is the larger and more muscular of teh two ponies, but even so, he is soft and fluffy on the outside. Well, a little

*crying pony noises*
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103211
103212 103214
>>103210
Silver stays largely quiet while he lets him cry it out. He occasionally tells him that it's okay, or he strokes his mane or pats his head or back. Mostly, for even as fluffy as Silver is, he stays strong for the poor colt so he has something to lean on, support himself, and keep himself grounded.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103212
103213
>>103211
Silver does not have a mommy or a daddy either!
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103213
>>103212
*sniff*
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103214
103215
>>103211
White orchid leans against him, silently, slowly soaking Silver's fur
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103215
103216 103219
>>103214
It's been a while since he's had to do this bit of fatherly duty, but he happily takes up the mantle for the colt who needs him. He has as much time as he needs for White Orchid.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103216
103217 103218
>>103215
It's a good thing there are no ponies in Baltimare that would want to kidnap or hurt Mint Marine, because that foal is still unattended
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103217
>>103216
>Comte Burger 2: Electric Diddledoo
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103218
>>103216
Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, that's what I'm trying to solve!
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103219
103220
>>103215
"You kind of remind me of my grandfather..."
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103220
103221 103222
>>103219
"Oh? And what was he like?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103221
103222 103223
>>103220
"Old... always happy and kind... missing a lower leg, I never knew why. he gave me gummy candies"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103222
>>103221
>>103220
ARE YOU FEELING THE CONNECTION YET, SILVER?!
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103223
103224
>>103221
Silver chuckles. "Well, I can only hope to strive to be like him. Minus missing leg, that is." He wiggles his legs a little.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103224
103225
>>103223
he looks up at Silver with big, happier, but still tear filled eyes, with an expression only a child could give. It seems to be saying "buy me gummy candies"
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103225
103226
>>103224
Silver responds with an smiling expression only an old father/grandfather can give. It seems to say "I will later".

"I am sorry about what I said before, but there is more practical reason to go and find Mint Marine; it is not good idea to leave colt unattended in public place, no matter circumstances."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103226
103227
>>103225
"Okay..."
He follows Silver, and briefly looks back to the vulpine enclosure
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103227
103228
>>103226
Silver waits for him, while considering what White Orchid said to him. "...White Orchid? What would you say to spending some more time together tomorrow, just you and me?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103228
103229
>>103227
"We could do that. Maybe"
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103229
103230
>>103228
Silver chuckles some more. "Well, my day is open tomorrow, unless something suddenly comes up. If and when you want to spend time together, I would be more than happy to."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103230
103231
>>103229
He smiles and wags his tail
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103231
103232
>>103230
It's always nice to see a smile on his face. He starts trotting slowly towards where he last saw Mint Marine, motioning for White Orchid to follow. "Thankfully, I only have little bit of work to do after we part ways, then I will be finished with work for while if I so chose. I just have to dispatch some zombie-ponies from catacombs near outskirts of city."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103232
103233
>>103231
"Zombie ponies?"

Mint Marine is actually in precisely the position he was left 4 or 5 minutes ago, staring at the Winterchillas
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103233
103234
>>103232
"Ghasts, really." He rubs the back of his neck with a foreleg upon realizing that it's probably inappropriate to tell him this if he doesn't have any idea that the undead exist. Still, he's committed now. "Soulless corpses of ponies that have been resurrected by dark magic and necromancy. Catacombs they are located in is connected to quarry some company is working on filling in, so I was hired to put them to rest so they can not hurt workers, or anypony else for that matter."

He turns to Mint Marine as he approaches. "Are you doing okay, Mint?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103234
103235
>>103233
White Orchid's eyes go wide
"What do you do?"

Mint Marine:
"Huh? Oh. Yes. I am okay"
he looks at Silver, but turns back at a single winterchilla that slowly walks across a mulch covered bottom of the cage/covered-enclosure
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103235
103236
>>103234
He nods at Mint, and gives Orchid a bit of a confused look. "Hmm? What do you mean? What I do for living?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103236
103237
>>103235
"Yes"
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103237
103238
>>103236
"Like I said before, I am soldier of sorts..." He sighs. "...I am mercenary. It is what I use to describe my job, even if it has little bit of dirty connotation. Ponies hire me to fight for them or protect them when they can not fight for or protect themselves. I also sometimes am hired to fetch or gather something for ponies, or to send messages through areas that are too dangerous for others."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103238
103239
>>103237
Fetch quests as a job
White Orchid subtlety nods, and looks uncertain about how to feel about what he’s heard, or if he even understands what Silver told him
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103239
103240
>>103238
I.E.: Every Bethesda RPG ever.
"It was not my first choice of career. Still, it pays bills, sometimes I make difference in world, and it is how I met my wife, long ago." He looks into the winterchilla enclosure, curious about this type of animal.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103240
103241
Spoilered
Spoilered
>>103239
Silver may have to describe how he met his wife

It's a small, fuzzy little creature with six limbs, giant ears, a fuzzy tail, and little rodent teeth. Kind of cute. During the day time, anyways. They dash about in the cage. Mint Marine particularly seems to be focusing on one that remains mostly in place, and does not interact with the others
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103241
103250
>>103240
What strange creatures. Seems like Mint has found one that acts remarkably like him.

Silver gives him a slightly abridged version. "I met her...what was it, 44 years ago? She was leader of group of brigands that were terrorizing roads and caravans. When I had fought through to center of their camp, I found her there, demanding one-on-one duel with me. We fought for what seemed like hours until our bones felt as if they were going to break and we could barely move our muscles. It was this beautiful dance of death, and we gained respect from each other for it. In end, though, I was victorious, and so I took her captive, to bring her back for reward. Over journey we got to know each other better, started to fall for each other. By time we had almost arrived, we were in love. And so, I released her, and she stayed with me, our hearts belonging to each from then onwards."

He lets out a sigh. "She was...beautiful. In more ways than just her beauty on outside. She was like hurricane: fierce, untamed, furious...but, once you got to her eye, she was calm, serene, peaceful, kind, loyal, strong. She was sweet on those ponies she cared about, and protected them from dangers to best of her abilities. She knew what it was like out there in world, how harsh it could be, but she never let it get her down. She could brighten your day simply by being in her presence. I loved her. I truly did" He looks down, sadly. "She...is in better place, now. Has been for while. I still miss her, every day, but...I am glad I got to know pony like her, and got to father three foals of my own, thanks to her. She helped to make this fool pony's life worthwhile."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103244
103245
Pet
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103245
103246 103247
059B3FE1-FF83-4F9E-8F2B-B7CE3139AE8E.png
>>103244
*is interested*
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103246
103248
>>103245
*Pet bug with hoof*
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103247
103248
>>103245
*pats the cute bug hors*
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103248
>>103247
>>103246
“Cthtitititi”
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103250
103252
>>103241
White Orchid tilts his head
“You... married a bandit?”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103252
103253
>>103250
He seems a little amused by the question. "I suppose that is one way to put it, yes."
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103253
103254
>>103252
Mint Marine looks over, and comments
“She sounds lovely”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103254
103255
>>103253
Silver smiles at Mint Marine, though it's bittersweet. "Thank you. She was indeed." He continues looking at the winterchillas. "Looks like you have found one you like."
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103255
103256
>>103254
“I like looking at the animals... this one is by himself, even though he’s surrounded by the others”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103256
103257 103258
>>103255
"Sort of like you?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103257
>>103256
While I think GM wanted you to say that, I'd advise against reminding the orphan of his loneliness unless you're going for an adoption or something.
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103258
103259
>>103256
“.... ....”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103259
103260
>>103258
"...Sorry. Just idle thoughts."
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103260
103261 103262
>>103259
He then says
“They are all in a cage, but only that one seems to know it”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103261
103262 103263
>>103260
"Hmm? What makes you say that?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103262
>>103260
>>103261
Cuz he's by himself cuz he knows all of this isn't real.
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103263
103264
>>103261
“The others play around as normal”

White Orchid interjects
“They don’t feel caged because they are with their friends”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103264
103265
>>103263
"Perhaps both have merit, in some way." He looks at the chilla in question. "I wonder how long he has been alone. Is this all he knows?"
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103265
103266
>>103264
This question seems to intrigue them. White Orchid in particular responds with enlarged eyes
“Probably”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103266
103267 103268
>>103265
"This life is incomplete without friends. It is something I know very well."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103267
>>103266
But Silver, you have no friends. At most you have acquaintances.
Perhaps both romantic interests at best.
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103268
103269
>>103266
Mint Marine:
“Why do you say that?”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103269
103270 103272
>>103268
"This world, it can be cold, hard, and uncaring at times. Trying to weather it alone wears on you. It tears at your very being, as if trying to make you into its splitting image. But with friends, it is easy to withstand its influence. Friends care for you and about you, not out of sense of duty, or guilt, but because they are simply your friend, and because they know you would do same for them. They share some of same interests, laugh at some of same things, and even when they do not, they are always there to support you. They offer shoulder to cry on when you are feeling down, smile with you when you are feeling great. They console you are your lowest, and they celebrate with you at your highest. They are warm, friendly, caring. They are opposite of how this world can be. And together, you and your friends supporting each other, when you face against harshness of this world, you are stronger than you ever are alone. Together, you can withstand anything, overcome anything.

"We were never meant to be solitary creatures, and we were never meant to be alone in this world. Even in our earliest days, before civilization, we were together, in our herds, supporting each other to make survival that much easier. That has not changed, even after so long."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103270
103271
>>103269
It would be quite funny if the foal got distracted by a butterfly and didn't hear a single word from Silver and proceeds to run off to another zoo exhibit in sad awe
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103271
>>103270
Top kek. Foal-like attention spans strike again!
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103272
103273 103274
>>103269
Mint Marine looks up, and nods at Silver with big, purple eyes. He takes in the lesson

White Orchid also nods, though in reaffirmation. To him, it is well known dogma
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103273
103275
>>103272
Silver looks at the exhibit. "Perhaps they all know already they are in cage: you would have to be very unobservant, or else, not to notice cage bars. But, because they have each other, they can pull through where this lone one is having trouble. Perhaps he will decide one day to look for friend, or another winterchilla will make attempt to become his, and he will be able to stay strong because of it."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103274
103275
>>103272
Psst. GM. Are you planning something for the native or are you stalling since it would desync me with the others by a day?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103275
103276 103283
>>103273
He nods, trying to understand this new point of view
"Maybe..."

>>103274
Not really
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103276
103277
Spoilered
>>103275
Oh.

Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103277
103278
09CE0D8E-49B1-4CD1-ABD5-60B5A1C39F70.jpeg
>>103276

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103278
1527953507150.png
>>103277
Oh whoops. I didn't actually see it was
a) A gif
b) A gun pointing cat

Any message you've gotten might have been severely distroted by my carelessness.
Anonymous
1vYN+
?
No.103279
103280 103281 103282
E.jpg

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103280
1534046296111-1.jpg
>>103279
MEOW
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103281
103282
430974.gif
>>103279

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103282
1533405573711.jpg
>>103279
>>103281
Now we need the other two peeps.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103283
103285
>>103275
"I do wish best for him, no matter what path is right." He looks away from the enclosure, silently wishing for a friend for the lonely winterchilla. "I wonder what other creatures they have here. Maybe they have something from my homeland, like wolverines. Those were nuisances back home."
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103285
103286
>>103283
“Ooh! You think they have wolverines?”

“What are wolverines, and why are they a nuisance?”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103286
103287 103288
>>103285
"They are like badgers, except bigger, stronger, and more ferocious. Meaner, too, if that is even possible. Some can be as big as pony. They wander alone in forests of Severyana looking for their next meal. They are like to go into rage should their next meal try to fight back. Supposedly there are rarer, bigger versions called Dire Wolverines which can grow to 12 feet long, and weigh as much as 1 ton. Both versions make it very dangerous to go into forests alone, and sometimes one will wander too close to town or village. I do not know if they have any here on display, but it would be worth taking look. Might be they also have bears or Severyanan tigers."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103287
103288 103289 103293
>>103286
MM: “Oh dear...”

WO: “Neat! Let’s go see if they have any”
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103288
103289
>>103287
>>103286
White Orchid accidentally falling in wolverine pen to force Silver to fight them off when?
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103289
103290
>>103287
Silver nods to White Orchid, and addresses Mint Marine. "You do not have to come along if you do not want to, but it would be appreciated to know where you will be so we can find you."

>>103288
>that happening
Wow, I can't believe Silver is fucking dead.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103290
103291 103292
>>103289
“No, I can come along”
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103291
103292
>>103290
Another one for the 'fall into pen' sidequest!
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103292
103296
>>103290
Silver nods again, and thus sets off to look for if they have any wolverines among their more dangerous animals.

>>103291
I'm not even sure if Silver has a weapon on him.
DS
vgV3m
?
No.103293
103294 103295 103296
>>103287
Sorry for my absence as of late. I,ve been in The Real world. And i've been less depressed latly as a result.
I just got home, and im very sleepy. I'll probably be on Saturday.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103294
>>103293
Ey, that's cool.
Good on you, my edgeboi!
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103295
>>103293
It's good to see you're doing better, Starry boi.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103296
103297 103298
DC2DA530-A2F4-4019-B729-98DD25AC00DC.jpeg
>>103293
Okay....

>>103292
There are indeed wolverines in the mundane section. This is an enclosure that is fenced off and at a lower level, with plenty of rocks and plant life inside
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103297
>>103296
With a very small fence that foals can easily slide through
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103298
103299
>>103296
Silver looks down into the enclosure. "I definitely remember those. Very glad they are down there."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103299
103300
>>103298
A pair of the big clawed, brown animals are down there, wondering about their business.

White Orchid stares at them a moment, and Mint Marine tries to take in the sight of the animals
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103300
103302 103308
>>103299
I wonder what they do all day, with them being down there all time. Silver keeps an eye on the two colts to make sure they aren't going to suddenly fall into the enclosure.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103301
My job is done
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103302
103303
>>103300
They don’t look like they are going to fall in. Yet.

“My grandfather used to tell me about Wolverines. I didn’t understand much, but they sounded impressive”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103303
103304
>>103302
That's a load of Silver's shoulders. For now.

"They very well can be. I got into fight with couple when I first left home to make it on my own. One of first major scars I ever got was from them." He looks over to White Orchid. "What did your grandfather do, by any chance?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103304
103305
>>103303
“I think he was a farmer out in the Hayseed forests”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103305
103306
>>103304
"Seems pretty far south for wolverine encounters. Maybe he traveled in his younger years?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103306
103307
>>103305
“I don’t know... the way my mother talked about him, maybe”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103307
>>103306
Silver gives him a curious look, prying for more.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103308
103309 103310
>>103300
“Well... she would remark about him hiding things in carts, and avoiding the Revenue men”
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103309
>>103308
Sounds like the hooked beak griffins bullied his father
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103310
103311
>>103308
"Tax evasion?" He considers it for a second before shrugging. "I can understand sentiment little bit."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103311
103312 103313
>>103310
“I don’t... know. He would cook things”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103312
103313 103314
>>103311
Although he's a little hesitant, he asks: "Like what?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103313
>>103311
>>103312
Wacky drugs
Or possibly gunpowder to create explosives for a resistance group.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103314
103315
>>103312
“I Uh...”
He freezes
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103315
103316
>>103314
"...You okay, little one?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103316
103317
>>103315
“... Sure”
7MBpK
?
No.103317
103318 103319
[1d20+3 = 13]
>>103316
Sense Motive: Silver gives the colt a concerned look, as well as looking for what could be wrong.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103318
103319 103320
>>103317
Silver is asking a child of perhaps 11 to remember what he saw his now deceased grandfather doing when he was perhaps 5. Silver is suggesting that the child’s grandfather was involved in illegal activities, and White Orchid neither wants to dishonor the memory of his grandfather, not does he understand many years later what he saw but didn’t understand then
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103319
>>103318
>>103317
What an oopsie.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103320
103321
>>103318
"...Apologies, forget I asked. I was just curious about him, is all."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103321
103322
>>103320
“It’s okay...”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103322
103323
>>103321
Silver decides that now would be a good time to change the subject. "I wonder, if they consider wolverines to be mundane, then what is it they consider to be dangerous?"
Anonymous
os2dO
?
No.103323
103324
>>103322
Mint Marine is still staring
“They don’t look too threatening so far”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103324
103325
>>103323
"I guarantee you, it is much different story in wild."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103325
103326
>>103324
“Well... let’s not meet them in the wild”
Roll die
7MBpK
?
No.103326
103328
[1d20 = 18]
>>103325
Oh boy, I'm ready for Silver to fuckin' die.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103328
103329 103330
>>103326
Silver does not lose any foals
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103329
103330 103331
>>103328
Well, thank goodness for that.

"I wonder what exotic animals they have here. Do you two want to look?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103330
>>103329
>>103328
Try to look for nice hervibore exotic animals that either don't crave pony flesh or are extremely territorial.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103331
103332
>>103329
“Yes!”

“Sure”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103332
>>103331
And thus, they galivant in search of the exotic section of the zoo.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103333
103334 103336
62378E38-6139-4361-BB87-4279F4A5FDF3.png
Pear Faucet is new best pony

Anyways, I have to go to sleep now
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103334
>>103333
Checked, and goodnight.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103336
>>103333
I wasn't expecting that.
Checked.
Although she seems to like to cosplay as a pegasus.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103337
103338
I wonder what question GM had for both Starry boi and I.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103338
103339 103340
>>103337
I'm betting it's for changing allegiance from strictly Black Hooves to mercs.
That, or dealing with Skies' love triangle.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103339
103340
>>103338
I'm thinking it's either your spoiler, or that he'll ask if we would want our characters to collaborate on a job for the Black Hooves.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103340
103341 103342
9A284942-AD8D-44E9-BA41-06D3338ECCC0.gif
>>103339
>>103338
That wasn’t it. It doesn’t look like Dark Star will be back soon
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103341
103342
>>103340
You'll get him tomorrow.
He should be there according to his last post.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103342
>>103340
>>103341
/pol/eague day 3, and we'll get to see Starry boi (hopefully). Tomorrow will be a good day.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103343
103344 103351
Any early risers?
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103344
103345
>>103343
Blep.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103345
103346
1532163680019.jpg
>>103344

Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103346
103347
>>103345
'Course I rose early today. Can't miss the big game, after all.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103347
103348 103349
>>103346
But Silver, the game is in about 4 hours.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103348
>>103347
I'll say it again, can't miss the big game, after all.
Anonymous
4zAp2
?
No.103349
103350
>>103347
2 hours, unless they're as >LATE as last week
Anonymous
7MBpK
?
No.103350
>>103349
Kek, that was an 'orrible show. Still, we tied despite it.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103351
103352 103353 103354
CE6494D6-D9FE-4A4F-8085-BFDE27E23DA4.gif
>>103343
Blep
Anonymous
7MBpK
?
No.103352
103354
2048726__safe_artist-colon-d-dot-w-dot-h-dot-cn_rainbow dash_cheek fluff_chest fluff_cute_dashabetes_ear fluff_licking_mlem_pegasus_pony_.png
>>103351
Mlem
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103353
103354
>>103351
Bap
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103354
103355
>>103351
>>103352
>>103353
Now that all three of you are here, you could present your question to the floof and edgeboi.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103355
>>103354
>the floof
I accept this nickname.
Anonymous
PFVVL
?
No.103356
103357 103358 103359
F296C7A4-A1E1-4178-85F5-875C28E368A2.jpeg
Okay, so a question for players, and really Dark Star and Silver in particular.

Several of you have mentioned characters in your character’s backstories that could plausibly make an appearance at some point. Dark Star has an aunt, a brother, and Scar. Silver has three children. No one else has any likely characters, though Iron alluded to a sister, and Spark to unnamed family in Canterlot.

So, if these characters are introduced, how do you want them to be handled? Should they be controlled by the players, should they be controlled by me? Should they be controlled by me at introduction and for the first quest or what have you, then controlled by the players? How would you want to do this?
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103357
>>103356
>Allusion to a sister
R00d. Iron also had a brother.

In the case you do want to introduce them to the game, the best bet not to accidentally mischaracterize them is by giving him/her the player in question to control. If you feel like it's too much power, you'd have to study how the players use the new PCs, then try to emulate the personality you got out of them.
Although I don't think there'll be a problem with Silver since you already took some of their created characters and didn't complain.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103358
103360 103361
>>103356
Oh, THAT is the question you were going to ask. Wasn't expecting that.

First off, you should definitely be the one to introduce them. There's no doubt in my mind that you would have the best ideas on when, where, and how to introduce them. After that, it gets a bit tricky. If we control them, there's the risk that we'll just end up talking to ourselves and get nowhere, while if you control them there's the chance you might accidentally mischaracterize them. I'm thinking maybe you should control them, though, and that you can ask for appropriate help with the characters when you need it.
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103359
103360 103361
>>103356
i would prefer if you controlled them.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103360
103361
>>103358
>>103359
Well darn. I'm guessing you'll control all of the PC created NPCs then.
Anonymous
PFVVL
?
No.103361
103362 103363 103364 103368 103372 103381
>>103358
>>103359
Alright, just tell me essential personality traits, likes or dislikes

>>103360
*hordes NPCs*
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103362
1527915155068.jpg
>>103361
Y-you better treat them nice!
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103363
103364 103365
>>103361
Give me some time to think about it.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103364
103365
>>103361
>>103363
Same, gimme a minute to put it into words.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103365
103366 103367
>>103363
>>103364
Well, I've finished building the monk character in a mechanical level. How are you two going along?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103366
>>103365
Working on it.
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103367
103369
>>103365
still thinking about the personalities
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103368
>>103361
Wait a second, do you want the brother or the sister as an NPC/PC?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103369
103377
>>103367
For me it isn't figuring out the personalities, it's just figuring out how to translate what I've got in my head down into a readable format.
Anonymous
PFVVL
?
No.103370
103371
I mean... you don’t have to make them now. I just wanted to avoid doing something with a character that is greatly opposed to your conception of them
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103371
103375
>>103370
I have a feeling that in my case, this is not going to be an issue, since Iron's quest will not continue until a certain parameter I don't know of checks out.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103372
103373 103374 103375
>>103361
Think I've got something, though it's more in bio form than anything. Apologies if that's not what you're looking for.

>Silver Rain:
A member of the old mafia creed. His life parallels his father's in some ways, with regrets about how he left his family behind and the things he's done since coming to Las Pegasus, regrets that he hasn't found a good way of coping with or solving yet. He's strong and hardy, he can handle himself in a hoof-to-hoof fight, and learned a couple things about saying the right things to the right ponies during his time in the Sin City. His thoughts are often occupied by family, whether it's the one he left or starting one of his own. He appreciates trust and honesty, and dislikes disloyalty and just general stupidity (as well as "those damned Wingbardians"). His favored weapons are a full set of Brass Horseshoes and a right-side Wingblade left to him by his deceased mother. He also carries a police-model .357 revolver, though he most certainly favors his hooves in a fight.

>White Light:
A bit of the black sheep in the family. She's quite intelligent and skilled with magic, having graduated with top honors from Canterlot University in the schools of magic theory and practical applications of magic. She's friendly, but has problems with initially interacting with new ponies, though they aren't as bad as they were before the semi-frequent visits with her brother Spec. Still, she favors a magic treatise or good book to most social interactions that don't involve her family. She worked in the Royal Canterlot Research Institute before the end of the Great War, working on various projects such as the "Luna Nova" Prototype Magic Rifle and the Magic-Nuclear Reactor. She isn't the most physical pony in the world, with her body somewhere in the chubby range, but in the rare fight encounters she has her magic more than makes up for it. Similarly, she doesn't have anything on her in way of a weapon, besides a spell book she keeps with her at all times.

>Spectral Streak:
To the soldiers of both Equestria and Hegemony, most know him as "The White Death" due to his lethal accuracy in combat, but to his friends and family he's more simply known as "Spec". His military career has been fairly successful considering the general lack of fighting experience Equestria had. He distinguished himself in the Stalliongrader Civil War during the Battle of Baicall and has participated in a small number of volunteer forces sent off into foreign wars. The recon company he led, the Hengstwolves, grew to prominence during the Great War as a sort of commando unit, combining Special Forces training with the general recon training they had already received. He is very close to his sister White, with frequent visits between them until the beginning of the War put that to an end. He's driven, calm under pressure, and knows how to brighten up the days of those around him, though the experiences of the Great War had made him harder, more cynical, and almost fanatical in his goals to protect ponies and put an end to the Hegemony. He believes a good portion of the Equestrian General Staff was incompetent during the war, for instance with the lack of evacuation orders for Las Pegasus or the lack of supplies in the Siege of Shire, and believes that the age of the Grand Battleplan is dead and gone. While his feelings about the State of New Mareland aren't exactly warm, their position creating a safe haven for ponies fleeing the Hegemony's brutal regime means he's willing to leave them be...for now. His favored weapon is a scoped Lavender Rifle he's modified slightly, though he also knows how to use the left-side Wingblade left to him by his deceased mother.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103373
103374
>>103372
Pretty sure this is what he was looking for, albeit he'll have to fill the blanks in terms of stats, feats and other skills depending on how much the GM will use the now tangible NPC.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103374
>>103373
Considering he's be far better at that than I am, I'm fine with that. I thought the bios were alright, at least. He's also free to add, remove, or modify as he sees fit, I can only give the template to use.

>>103372
Just a couple misc. things I thought of to add:

- White's likes include a good book (romance is her guilty pleasure), research, and the occasional slice of chocolate cake. She dislikes the kind of stuffy, snooty behavior she experienced much of during her time in Canterlot, as well as just that general kind of full-of-yourself behavior. She also does not have much of an opinion on the various factions fighting over Equestria besides favoring which ones will let her pursue her passions of research and magic, and which currently aren't a risk to the safety of her family.

- Spec has a common saying he's attached to his Hengstwolves: "We Resist, We Fight, We Bite". He's carved this phrase into the stock of his rifle.
Anonymous
PFVVL
?
No.103375
103376
>>103371
What are you bitching about?

>>103372
Nice!
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103376
>>103375
Eh, it's nothing my dude.
You got what you asked for.
Anonymous
PFVVL
?
No.103377
103378 103379
>>103369
Let me give you an example of how I think about it:

White Orchid:
Temperament: Sanguine?
Extroversion-Introversion: More extroverted
Conscientiousness: probably lowish
Neuroticism: lowish
Agreeableness: high, and well learned on politesse
Openness to Experience: medium to low, learned conservatism
Willpower/Assertiveness: fairly high
Other relevant details: has been at the orphanage for a long period of time and has mostly adjusted. He has imbibed the teachings of the nuns fairly well. He does not show his trauma under most circumstances

Mint Marine
Temperament: Melancholic-ish
Extroversion-Introversion: more introverted
Conscientiousness: relatively higher, maybe because of boredom
Neuroticism: medium
Agreeableness: medium to high
Openness to Experience: relatively higher
Willpower/Assertiveness: less assertive
Other relevant details: between a poor family situation and horrific abuse, he’s not taking it well. Less adjusted to the orphanage, and perhaps more curious
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103378
103380
>>103377
Ah, so you use the JP method of creating character personalities.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103379
103380
>>103377
I've never seen it done like that before.
Anonymous
PFVVL
?
No.103380
103382 103383
>>103378
What?

>>103379
I mean, I never write it out, but I do try and think through how they would react to various things, what motivates them, and why
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103381
103384
White Star.png
>>103361
white Sar
Born 7 years before Dark Star. White Star was the Beloved First Born Son of North Star.
His Days were mostly spent with his Father Tilling, Picking,rotating crops.
He Came to understand the Spirit of the Farmer,Very well.As He Grew His Demanour Changed From one of happy and content Colt, to One of longing to Serve his country.
North Star and Dark Days Were Able to Scrounge up enough money to send him to School.
This is where he,First Heard of The Going ons of the political world in New Mareland.
He Fell in love with the idealology almost instantly. Taking to it like a Seapony takes to water.
About half way through his 2nd year in School He got the news that he was going to be an older brother.
White Star Was Very Excited to meet his little brother, And when the Day came that he was going to Meet him.
He knew for sure they were going to be best friends. As they Grew older they Formed an unbreakable bond.
He was Very Protective of his little brother, He interveind muliple times to help Dark Star when he would Mouth off to the wrong pony.
White Star was Grief Stricken when his Father Passed away in the war, but he knew he had to be strong for his family,And he knew that his Father Died in Service to the Greatest Country on the Planet.
This is Around the Time he Dropped out of School, in order to Provide for his family. He went to workon the docks for a short while,this bored him to no end. so after about 3 mounths, He applied To the Equestrian Air Force.
He was placed under Seargeant Maple Leaf, as a Workpony that Clears the runways for take off.
He Advanced through the ranks Fairly quickly,This Time in the Air Force Hardened him to the World, But he was still loving towards his MareFriend Sour Patches whom he met in Training, he was still warm to His Brother and Mother as well.
Until She was murdered by Scar. He was at home the Night the police Brought Dark Star home, he was filled with Rage at the news of what happend to Dark Days. He consoled the Anguished Dark Star. This Around the time White star got involved with weapons smuggling to New Mareland.
This was also around the time larry berry Campagined on Agrarian reform and won, then he siezed their farm. and that put DS and WS(and his mf)out on the Streets. where Dark Star resulted to stealing, so White Star could feed himself and Her.
then as we know sometime after that the Great War started which liberated Equestria.
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103382
103384
>>103380
I meant the OCEAN method of creating character personalities.
Got mixed up with something else I saw related to it.
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103383
103384
>>103380
So something like this?
Leaf
Temperament: Choleric
Extroversion-Introversion: Extroverted
Conscientiousness: High
Neuroticism: Low
Agreeableness: Medium to high
Openess to experience: Medium to high
Willpower/Assertiveness: Medium
Other relevant details: The elders’ favored child for his attentive, flexible and dutiful nature. Unearthed latent Earth Pony magic (very weak psionic powers) through special tutoring by Stream, one of the younger elders.

Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103384
103385 103386 103387
Back home now

>>103381
That’s pretty good. White Star sounds sweet

>>103383
Uh, okay

>>103382
I... also don’t know what that is
DS
WPvVB
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No.103385
103388
>>103384
i'll write up His Aunt in a bit,You can make scar whichever way you wish.
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103386
103388
>>103384
>Don't know what it is
Really? Perhaps you know it as the Big Five personality traits. That's another way it's called.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103387
103388
2068683__safe_screencap_rainbow dash_newbie dash_alternate hairstyle_behaving like pinkie pie_chest_cropped_cute_dashabetes_dynamic dash_.jpg
>>103384
Blep
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103388
103389 103390 103391 103393
Okay, so who wants to play?

>>103385
I have a few ideas for Scar

>>103386
Oh. Yes, I looked to the big five when writing that, though mostly extroversion-introversion is the only one I really look to. I more often think about the four temperaments.

>>103387
Bloop.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103389
103392
>>103388
I'm always up for more.
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103390
103392
>>103388
I'm going out on a limb here and say all three present players.
DS
WPvVB
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No.103391
103392
>>103388
yeet
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103392
103394 103395 103396
>>103389
Uh... I think Silver is trying to take the ponies to
A new exhibit at the zoo?

>>103390
Iron is waking through the cavern

>>103391
Dark Star’s pancakes have arrived
Anonymous
3pwKB
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No.103393
103397
aryannepose.png
>>103388

Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103394
103397
>>103392
Eeyup. Something more exotic, hopefully.
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103395
103397
>>103392
"Did you find any metal bits for the coat shredder? SMG" he whispers to Cauldron as they go for those pots.
DS
WPvVB
?
No.103396
103397
>>103392
"Thanks."
He smiles at the waitress
Then he digs in to the pancakes
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103397
103398 103400 103401
>>103393
I don’t know if that’s Brie, but if it is, Brie is set to leave Independence, Missouri, with his companions on his wagon

>>103394
Silver comes upon a larger enclosure, with more Jungle like and thicker foliage, and cage bars on the viewing area above

>>103396
Extra buttery. Skies has nothing to say at the moment

>>103395
“No... only a pistol and one clip for rifle”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103398
103399
>>103397
"This seems exotic." He looks into the enclosure. "I have never been in jungle before."
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103399
103402
>>103398
White Orchid:
“It’s gets pretty wild not far south of here”

No creature yet
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103400
103403
>>103397
Iron nods.
"It will have to do."
Sneaking a glance at Grant and Pear, he checks if they're armed with anything.
DS
WPvVB
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No.103401
103403
>>103397
He looks up at Her
"Getting shot really works up an apatite."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103402
103403
>>103399
"I am not very familiar with this area. North-east, North-west, yes, but my work actually has not brought me down here before." He looks up at the viewing area. "Perhaps we can actually see what is in here from there?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103403
103404 103405 103406
>>103401
“It looks like it. Are you sure you are okay?”

>>103400
Neither appears to be armed with anything, as they cross over the ridge inside the cavern

>>103402
“Well, maybe”

As Silver looks deeper inside, he can see the denizen of the enclosure almost blending in with the foliage around it: a very large, yellowing colored frog with no less than six big red eyes
DS
WPvVB
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No.103404
103407
>>103403
"Just a little sore.i don't think i'll be getting in anymore gunfights for awhile."
He Grins
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103405
103407
>>103403
"...What kind of godless land bred those things?"
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103406
103407
>>103403
Iron feels a bit more confident in his and Cauldron's odds, but can't shake off a little seed of doubt with him.
(If this Grant fellow attempts anything and is subsequently killed, Pear is going to be extremely unreceptive to any sort of contact for a very long time. I should try to avoid that.)
A low buzz from all of the metal bits inside him, combined with the slightly shorter breath intake from that last punch he received, only makes the seed spread its roots further.
(I am not going to be able to take him down non-lethally and Cauldron is not going to take any chances)
He focuses on the stallion's physique, comparing it to Cauldron's.

Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103407
103408 103409 103410
>>103404
“Well, the thing about here is, you never really know when your next encounter will be”
She then adds
“Be grateful it’s more pacific here than in some occupied areas”

>>103405
Mint Marine
“The plaque says these are called Bufogren. They can be found in the Hayseed swamps and the forbidden jungles.”

The bufogren gives off a strangely high pitched “ribbit”

>>103406
Females being smaller than males, the fairly buff, for a mare, Cauldron is around the same size as the prissy unicorn that is Dr. Grant. Cauldron could probably win
DS
WPvVB
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No.103408
103411
>>103407
"Oh i'm Grateful. Still hurts to be shot though."

Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103409
103411
>>103407
Silver looks a tad disturbed by this realization. "That is...uh..."
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103410
103411
>>103407
Iron sighs.
(Alright. She could win against him in a hoof on hoof fight, but making her risking her hide again sounds quite bad.)
His mouth puckers.
(Perhaps he can still find my raw physique intimidating enough to make him not attack.)

Blinking, he turns to Cauldron.
"Do you have any particular spots to sell the contents inside the pots?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103411
103412 103413 103414
>>103409
“What is it?”

The creature blinks with all six of its red eyes, and opens its tubular, toothy mouth

>>103408
*she pays him*
“You’re feeling better at least than that worker. And probably better than that corrupt cop we arrested”

>>103410
“There are multiple black market dealers”

Iron’s 0 HP is as plainly visible as a red sweatshirt, if that red sweatshirt left trails of blood
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103412
103415
>>103411
"...I do not know that I have words for that." He looks over to White Orchid for an explanation, as if he can explain all of this away.
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103413
103415
>>103411
Crap.
Seeing how he's leaving a trail of blood as he goes, he thinks that Grant will catch on and see right through the tough colt charade.
(Only other option is to claim merit of getting the place clear of the bandits to explore and loot its contents.)

He nods.
"Like that griffon you escorted me to?"
DS
WPvVB
?
No.103414
103415
>>103411
He Smiles and rubs his Head against her hoof
"I Wonder which gang he's with?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103415
103416 103417 103418
>>103412
White Orchid has a smile on his face
“Exotic!”

The bufogren gives another strangely high pitched “ribbit”

>>103414
“There’s only one criminal syndicate in Baltimare. The question is, who else is he connected with?”

>>103413
She responds
“Well... yes, like that Griffin I sent you to, but he is a scrap metal dealer. Artifacts usually go through an antiquities dealer.”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103416
103419
>>103415
"That is one word for it." Silver looks for the next exhibit, or at least the one closest to it.
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103417
103419
>>103415
Iron raises in eyebrows, somewhat relaxing his posture.
"You mean he could buy all the metal I just got inside my body?"
DS
WPvVB
?
No.103418
103419
>>103415
"That is... A Intriguing Question. let's hope he talks."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103419
103420 103421 103449
>>103416
The next exhibit is a watery one, with a large set of blackish rocks at the bottom, but no foliage yet visible

>>103417
“... No

>>103418
She sighs
“Getting then to talk can be difficult... I think I could have made that Worker sing
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103420
103422
>>103419
"Now, I wonder what this will be."
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103421
103422
>>103419
Iron frowns, kicking a pebble in the way.
"Damn."
He looks at her saddlebags.
"How much are you carrying?"

Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103422
103423 103430
>>103421
“I’m carrying what I brought, plus the rifle and the ammunition”

>>103420
It’s pretty plain, until the rocks start to move
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103423
103424
>>103422
Nodding, his mouth flattens.
(This means that the pots must be extracted.)
"So, what is you opinion on the ponies in front of us?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103424
103425
>>103423
“I do not trust either of them”
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103425
103426
>>103424
"I understand. They are taking what should be ours."
He frowns.
"Did you speak with Pear when I dived in the stream to reach the other side?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103426
103427
>>103425
“Only briefly. She tried to talk to me about history”
Q30xk
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No.103427
103428
[1d20 = 2]
>>103426
He nods
(She's cold to her. Hopefully Pear doesn't 'convince' her to shoot her)
Using his limited empathy, he tries to gauge for as many reasons as possible to explain her distrust.
Apart from potentially taking our rightful loot.
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103428
103429
>>103427
https://youtu.be/g3iFJpGJiug
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103429
103431
>>103428
His frown is quite noticeable.
(She is such a good secret keeper. I guess I will have to ask directly. Hopefully she does not have to conceal any sort of hidden motives.)
"What makes you distrust the mare in particular?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103430
103432
>>103422
Silver indeed takes notice of this. "Are there creatures underneath rocks? Or are rocks themselves creatures?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103431
103435
>>103429
“I never trust the bourgeois. And she’s so quiet, following along without saying much”
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103432
103433
>>103430
Oh, it’s the rocks themselves. Below Silver is a massive crocodile, which is almost rocky in its exterior appearance
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103433
103434
>>103432
"Oh, I think I have heard about this one, before, actually." Silver most certainly would not want to face one of these in the wild.
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103434
103436
>>103433
Mint Marine:
“It’s a cragodile!”
Mint is excite
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103435
103437
>>103431
"I do not think we have that much in common to talk about with her. Still, she does not seem too suspicious."
He looks over Pear's form.
"Is bourgeois related to her job and state of life? She seems quite frustrated with it."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103436
103437 103439
>>103434
"Yes, those!" Silver looks at the cragodile. "It looks like very big specimen."
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103437
103438 103451
>>103435
“She works indoors teaching things that happened long ago... I don’t trust that as a career”

>>103436
“It’s big alright!”
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103438
>>103437
That causes him to cock his head.
"Why?"
(Would she trust the elders then?)
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103439
103440
>>103436
She waves a hoof
“Doesn’t seem like honest work to me”
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103440
103441
>>103439
Iron nods.
"But she seems to know what she is talking about. Does that not make it the slightest bit honest?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103441
103442
>>103440
She waves the hoof again in front of her face
“Oh, nevermind”
Q30xk
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No.103442
103443
[1d20 = 19]
>>103441
Iron blinks in confusion
(It is time for empathy to tell me what she feels. Hopefully.)
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103443
103444
>>103442
Feels about what? About Iron or about Pear?
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103444
103445
>>103443
Pear.
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103445
103446
>>103444
Cauldron’s distrust in Pear seems to be two fold. The first is a general contempt for the concept of a liberal arts professor, rooted in the belief that certain groups of “intellectuals” are a part of a parasitic class that produces next to nothing of value, while being weak and having a sort of arrogance about it.

The next issue, and the more serious one, is that Cauldron doesn’t really know Pear well, and she does not trust what she does not know. To her, Pear is kind of mysterious. Who is she exactly? How did she escape the bandits? Why is she following Iron and Cauldron? Why is she talking to some guy who evidently collaborated with the bandits, and evidently wants to take the treasure? All of these surround the questions of what does she want and what does she know that we do not? All of these questions can have perfectly innocuous answers, but they may not.

Thus, Cauldron doesn’t fully trust her
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103446
103447
>>103445
Ah, so it's a mix of lack of respect for her profession due to other ponies in her work do next to nothing and expect to be respected for it and simple lack of knowledge about her motives and facts she hasn't shared, as well as being against our inmediate interests.
He nods, now understanding her reasoning.
"The gods set this up for us. Her part of the deal was accomplished. We have little to worry about."
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103447
103448
>>103446
Something to that effect
“Very well...”
Cauldron doesn’t sound perfectly convinced
Q30xk
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No.103448
103450
[1d20 = 13]
>>103447
I don't expect her to. Speaking of being convinced...
Iron decides to feel how has his relationship with Cauldron changed after dealing with the bandit menance.
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103449
103450
>>103419
"maybe we can use the same play we used last time."
he puts his hoof to his chin in thought
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103450
103453 103472
>>103449
“What do you mean? The jail interrogation?”

>>103448
She seems more comfortable around Iron now
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103451
103452
>>103437
Silver smiles at seeing Mint so excited about the cragodile. "I wonder: how rock-like is it actually? Or are those just scales with rocky-appearance to help it ambush prey better?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103452
103455
>>103451
The gragodile opens its mouth as it swims along, and produces a “rurrr”

Mint Marine: “I think it’s more rock like...”
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103453
103454
>>103450
Iron grins to himself.
(All is going according to plan.)

Alright. I think I am ready to tackle pot 'negotiation' and know at least some possible outcomes such as
a)Cauldron shoots both Grant and Pear, which hopefully doesn't happen
b)Both exploration ponies back off from being injured when she aims her equipment at them
c)Grant reveals he was the bandit leader all along, contracting them to make sure he got all the treasure to himself, essentially justifying his death, but adds the possibility of getting us fucked over unless Cauldron can withstand more shots than Grant and/or Pear pulls a power move against him.
d)Iron proclaims he and his partner are the ponies responsible for reaching the inside of the temple, triggering the empathy of the exploration team, hopefully not having to spill anything vital and leaving in relative good terms. I find the last one doubtful tbh

Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103454
103456
>>103453
e) Grant gives Iron a single punch, with -1 modifier in damage because of low strength, and Iron collapses in defeat
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103455
103457
>>103452
"What interesting creature."
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103456
103459
>>103454
True, but I'm not counting on Iron defeating them with his magestic muscles.
It would also aggro Cauldron into shooting him, so I think that would, eventually, turn in my favor. However, I think I know what you're implying. Either rest or pull out a potion of cure minor wounds. Let's try the latter while we're on the move.

Iron looks at his striped partner.
"Do you have any magic drinks to make me feel better?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103457
103458
804B37A2-43D0-459E-9549-146DA245D40D.png
>>103455
“Oh yes, there are many interesting creatures out there”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103458
103459
>>103457
Silver looks to Mint Marine. "Do you know any other interesting facts about them?"
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103459
103460 103461
6E494DFB-D34D-4927-AAD7-05B105873B8D.png
>>103458
“They have incredibly powerful bites, and live in swampy environments...”

>>103456
“You’ve consumer a lot already. I have part of a container”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103460
103462
>>103459
"I am glad it is down there, outside of its meal range."
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103461
103462
>>103459
That's a scary croc
He's rock-hard.
"If it makes me able to at least land an actual punch instead of a poke on somepony, I will take at least part of that part."
Iron is reminded of Cauldron's one wound on her chest.
"You could take the other part in order to be at full strength."
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103462
103463 103464
>>103461
>>103461
There’s only part left

>>103460
And a good thing the foals are up there
“Yeah, imagine being in there with them. I’m just fine staying at a distance”
White Orchid too is leaning on the railing and looking over
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103463
103465
>>103462
Darn. Now I feel guilty.
Iron reluctantly nods.
"Alright, I will drink it."
How much HP do I get? A 1d6? Half health?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103464
103465
>>103462
"This was not what I originally had in mind when I thought 'exotic', but this is still nice." He looks between the two colts. "Should we see next exhibit?"
KnZni
?
No.103465
103466 103468
[1d8+2 = 10]
>>103463
Let’s say this much

>>103464
Onwards!

This new enclosure is at almost ground level, with bars in the side looking in, and concrete walls above that. It’s larger, more open, and with deciduous trees planted inside
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103466
103467
>>103465
>10 HP
Not bad.
Iron is now partly energized and ready to throw down against any attempt from the expedition ponies from taking the loot.
"Thank you, Cauldron," he whispers. "You are a lifesaver."
KnZni
?
No.103467
103469
>>103466
I was hoping for less, but that is the risk of the dice
She smiles
“And the way you work, you need one”

\r
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103468
103470
>>103465
"This seems more like temperate environment. But what are concrete walls for?"
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103469
103470
>>103467
You can make the posh pony a bit more stronger if you want, like a +1 or +2. Crit damage with a 3 would instantly knock Iron out in one hit.
Iron chuckles, then smiles back.
"I am glad it is you."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103470
103471 103473
>>103469
Now why would I limit his powers to punching? He’s a Unicorn, and he’s wearing clothing that has never been searched. He can shoot a laser beam from his horn, then pull out a concealed pistol, then swing a telekinetic sword, then pull a grenade out from under his hat
“Now what are we doing?”

>>103468
“To keep them in”

Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103471
103474
>>103470
"Keep what in, though?"
DS
yCdfI
?
No.103472
103474
>>103450
"yeah perhaps,it would work again."
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103473
103474
>>103470
That is true. It'll still be a 2v1 where hopefully one of us takes him down, unless Pear prefers her own partner instead of the two foreigners that stole some history from her and has a weapon too.
"Since they are ahead of us, they will most definitely reach the pots first. If they leave them be and explore deeper into the cavern, we simply pick them up and leave. If they pick it up or are guarding it, we point out we are the reason we even made the temple explorable so we deserve the pots. If that does not work, we turn to intimidation. Failing that..." A little drop of sweat. "I am not sure to kill them or knock them out."

Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103474
103475 103476 103477
>>103471
And there Silvet sees it, lying lethargically on a rock under the sun: a large lion, but with back wings, horns, and the tail of a scorpion. From its mannerisms, it doesn’t look very threatening, merely resting lazily. But it’s where size, muscles, and sharp teeth show its potential.

>>103472
“But he’s seen you”

>>103473
She tilts her head, evidently as puzzled as Iron is
“Well then”

The ponies ahead have disappeared out of line of sight
Anonymous
Q30xk
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No.103475
>>103474
"We will have to improvise for that last part."
Iron feels the urge to pick up the pace, going from a walk to a trot.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103476
103478
>>103474
"Is that manticore?"
DS
yCdfI
?
No.103477
103478
>>103474
"He's seen me and he thinks i'm with his gang."
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103478
103479 103480
>>103477
“But he got arrested immediately there after, so he will know something is up”

>>103476
“Yes it is!”
Both colts are excited to see a live manticore

DS
yCdfI
?
No.103479
103481
>>103478
"i'll be ""Arrested"" too."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103480
103481
>>103478
Silver is kind of excited, too. "I have never seen one of these up close. Look at size of that stinger..."
Anonymous
KnZni
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No.103481
103482 103485
>>103479
“He was in the car after you got shot...”

>>103480
It’s pretty huge.
“They say these things can swallow a pony whole”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103482
103483
>>103481
Silver looks down at the size of his own body. "I think it might need two bites to eat me."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103483
103484
>>103482
“Hehe”
Mint Marine laughs
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103484
103486 103487
>>103483
Silver smiles at that. "It seems content, just laying there."
DS
yCdfI
?
No.103485
103486
>>103481
"was he? i don't remember much except you dragging me out of there."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103486
103487 103488 103489
>>103484
“He doesn’t look like he has to worry about anything”

>>103485
“He saw you and me together in the back, then you confronted him, then he was ambushed by me as he left, then he was in the back seat as you came in shot and mentioned you killed his partner, who was a disguised Worker. He was arrested by me, and I took him to the blackhooves after dropping you off”
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103487
>>103484
>>103486
He's also quite bored about his life.
DS
yCdfI
?
No.103488
103490
>>103486
"well there goes one way to interrogate him, Damn."
He Goes Back to eating his pancakes
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103489
103490
>>103486
"He probably does not. I wonder how long he has been here."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103490
103491 103493 103509
>>103488
“There are ways of extracting information, it just takes more less time, and creativity”

>>103489
“I... don’t know... doesn’t seem too bad to me”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103491
103492 103494
>>103490
"I suppose so. Should we leave him be to look at next creature?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103492
103494 103502
>>103491
“Well, we could”
DS
yCdfI
?
No.103493
103495
>>103490
"hmmmmmm?"
he continues to eat
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103494
>>103492
>>103491
Nah bro. JUMP IN TO GIVE IT A HUG!
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103495
103496 103556
>>103493
“Well, some-pony wise cousins interrogate him, he could be offered a deal or some sort of incentive or threat, and so forth”
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103496
>>103495
I hope he's not into torture, because it could be quite hard to take information out of him if it is.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103502
103503 103504
>>103492
Silver tilts his head. "It is your decision. What do you want to do?"
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103503
103505
>>103502
Dangit Silver. Why do you post the moment I posted?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103504
103507
>>103502
"Sure"
"Yes"
They get a last look at the Manticore, before moving along
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103505
>>103503
'Cause /pol/eague and post-/pol/eague shenanigans. In fact, I still need to drawfag something related to that.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103507
103508
>>103504
"So many interest creatures in this zoo. I can only wonder as to what is next."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103508
103512
>>103507
In the next pin, there is not only thick bars, but a thick glass-like substance, perhaps plastic around a smaller enclosure. This one is dominated by grass. Inside, are multicolored blue, pink, and red hedgehog-like creatures
Ds "EdgeBoi"
spsXr
?
No.103509
103510 103511
>>103490
"Well, i guess thats true."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103510
103511
>>103509
For the moment, Skies is left silent
Novice Pussy Handler
Q30xk
?
No.103511
>>103510
>>103509
Now propose using chaining the prisoner into a bed and have him suffer the wrath of a single drop of water falling on his forehead. That'll break him
Silver "The Floof" Star
7MBpK
?
No.103512
103537
>>103508
"Well, it seems like little bit excessive, but knowing what we have seen so far, perhaps there is more than meets eye with these."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103513
103514 103516
371792.png
Alright, so I have gone through the 4 countries in the “Burning Sea” update and have thought through how their cultures would affect military occupation and eventual colonization by an expansionist New Mareland.

The best country in the group for any would-be colonizer is The Free Towns of Gryphus. Gryphus is a region that was lightly populated by settlers from the Gryphian host and then colonized by a trading company from Sicameon. It’s sort of like the Hanseitic League. Since, knights from the Herzland have joined as well, and they own considerable land. Now the society is split between the Company, Natives, and the Knights, as well as Free cities that are probably associated with the Company, but I can’t be sure. The society overwhelmingly is dominated by the company on top, then the knights, then the natives, and they all speak different languages. This society is basically ideal for any colonizing power, because it’s so divided and top-heavy. First off, eliminate the knights. This should be easy, because many of them should be killed or captured in the initial conquest, and those remaining can be given the choice to accept a more obscure roll in society, leave the country, become essentially a local lord under a higher colonial authority, or accept a position in the Territorial Army. The fifth choice, fight and die, is one that could preserve their dignity, but also one that anti-partisan forces can handle quickly.

The Company can and should be cannibalized in the same way, with those at the top removed and replaced with Pony corporations and executives, many of the workers and leaders forced back into the general population, and some executives integrated under pony leadership, or perhaps even left in place as equals (if desirable). Confiscation of property may not be wholly necessary if New Mareland companies, coming from a richer, more technologically advanced, are able to outcompete the Gryphus company to begin with. The natives, and maybe a working proletariat class, should be beneficiaries of a portion of any power or wealth taken from the other two classes. The Gryphian language, for instance, should be elevated, and the country divided into autonomous areas giving more relative power and land to these lower classes. Hopefully, this lowest class should be placated by their elevation. Illiteracy is moderate in the country, and it’s a bit poorer, leaving room for improvement in the lives of its inhabitants. Free Towns can be either given more autonomy, or integrated as needed. The interior area of the country is only lightly inhabited, and thus may be suitable for Pony settlement

The County of Cyanolisia is almost as suitable. The area of Cyanolisia is historical Minotaur territory that was conquered by the Griffonian Empire. A Griffin noble class was installed to rule the country, with the costal areas being dominated by griffin towns, and the inland area, the “Outback,” being basically a no-go-zone for the griffin population, as it is inhabited entirely by unruly Minotaurs. The griffin population is ordered hierarchically, with an unelected count, a separate military, a “capitalist” class, and presumably a lower social level of griffins. Griffins are a minority, with Minotaurs at minimum being 55% of the population, perhaps even 90%. The country is in basically perpetual insurgency, and at fear of invasion by neighboring Minotauria. There are multiple opportunities here, including simply replacing the top of the Griffin nobility and capitalist classes with Ponies and continuing the status quo, reducing the status of Griffins and raising the status of Minotaurs such that the two groups are somewhat balanced and the colonial administration is on top and mediating, deport the entire griffin population and grant the Minotaurs semi-autonomy, hoping they’ll be grateful, and give the country over to The Republic of Asterion in exchange for an alliance.

The next country, however, is absolutely terrible for colonization, that being The Republic of Asterion. Asterion was founded by the Minotaurs, who migrated there from the area that is now Nimbusia to escape Pony rule. The founded a number of colonies that became a confederated republic, before that was turned into a monarchy after unrest. The mainland colonies were invaded and colonized by the expanding Griffonian empire, and later, the islands of Minotauria were conquered as well, and placed under a puppet regime for ~170 years, until the fall of the Griffonian Empire allowed them to regain independence as a republic. Society is relatively equal among classes and racially homogenous, although the various minotaur tribes disagree with and dispute each other. However, the Minotaurs are united in an irredentism towards the former possessions on the mainland, an opposition to Monarchy, and against any kind of foreign occupation. The determination of the inhabitants not be subjugated, as well as the absence of racial or class divisions for a colonizer to exploit, makes Asterion very difficult to hold indefinitely. The country does at least have extensive tribal divisions that may be exploited.

It may be asked whether Asterion needs to be conquered at all, and the biggest reason it would be is because it has the largest supply of rubber in Southern Griffonia, as well as very respectable steel and tungsten reserves that could hardly be passed up. Perhaps one option in dealing with Asterion is to force it into an alliance as a junior member, perhaps after conquering the islands, installing a fascist government, taking control of the natural resources, then giving Cyanolisia over to a newly “independent” Asterion to form a “greater Asterion” under the direction of New Mareland. This would be at least somewhat comparable to Hungary in WW2, which joined Germany as it regained territory lost in the treaty of Trianon.
Novice Pussy Handler
Q30xk
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No.103514
>>103513
So basically, Cyanolisia, Gryphus and the Company will, inevitably, be controlled by superior horsepower and using their diversity of races and current ruling powers to subjugate while the last one cannot be annexed without some serious extermination. Am I reading this right?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103515
103516 103517
341983.jpeg
And now we get to the worst of the four countries to try to colonize: The Federated Parishes of Sicameon. Sicameon began its existence 750 years before present, when a number of syndicalist… communes? Whatever the hell the subunits of Syndicalism are, “parishes” I guess. Anyways, they formed a confederation together to help resist invasions by foreign powers. Eventually, they were conquered by the Griffonian Empire under Emperor Grover the somethingth, and the country was made into a duchy. However, the population resisted the Griffonian Empire, destroying armories, assassinating officials and so forth, until the Griffonian Empire withdrew after an occupation of 80 years or less. (I wonder if this is a reference to the Dutch winning independence from Spain after the 80 years war). Sicameon is thus the only country to win its independence from Imperial rule through resistance prior to the revolution.

Sicameon continues to be an independent federated republic of syndicates, although it’s more centralized now, and it still instills patriotism through national holidays celebrating its independence. It relies primarily on militias for defense, which of course means more disciplined, trained, and possible armed griffins for possible partisan actions. The economy is relatively egalitarian, the nation is racial homogenous except for a few Minotaur migrant workers. The country is fairly advanced by Griffonian standards, and fairly industrialized. It’s actually pretty close to perfect with very few problems that need solving, so much so that Sicameon rely feels out of place in My Little Pony generally – where griffins are portrayed as being less well off than ponies – and in Equestria at War especially, where pretty much every country on the planet has something seriously wrong with it. The only problem Sicameon has is pirates and mafia, with there being an option for the Mafia to corrupt the government and sort of take control. The existence of bandits, mafia, and pirates isn’t necessarily good for a colonial government, as they can be a whole new faction to fight or contribute to arms trafficking to partisans. The country has a large navy that it is easy to imagine refuses to surrender and instead goes to a foreign nation. If Hippogryphia, for instance, were a hostile power, it’s conceivable that it could send arms to nearby Sicameon.

It’s worth asking why you would invade Sicameon in the first place, rather than just leave it free or leave it to Wingbardy. Unfortunately Wingbardy must always be conquered as New Mareland as it always attacks sooner or later. Sicameon, on the Historical path, forms a pact with Asterion and thus must be attacked to attack that nation (which will also justify a war goal against New Mareland if New Mareland holds Cyanolisia… which is the only option for a port expanding East). Harmonic nations have a nasty tendency to intervene in every war of conquest not done by a Harmonic power no matter where it is on the planet. There’s also the fact that Sicameon is right along the path from New Mareland towards the East, and thus sort of necessary for the ports and supply lines. It has a great set of factories, even as the resources are lack luster. Simply, there’s not much sense in leaving it alone, especially if it attacks first. At the same time, there are not many options for subduing it. It cannot be colonized in a normal matter. As a fully independent Republic, it will recognize being given the status as an autonomous district or a vassal state as inferior to its proper station, and even occupying until the danger passes, then granting it independence is questionable, as republics of that sort tend to hold national grudges for extended periods of time.

The least bad option with Sicameon, I think, is to do to it basically what America did with Cuba. Conquer Sicameon, and annex a tiny area for the exclusive purpose of creating a naval base. Take the most important industries, and deliver them to New Mareland based corporations. Then, place the Mafia in power. The whole country would be ruled by a mafia cabal, while New Mareland industries can exploit the resources. Nominally, Sicameon might be entirely independent, while being open to New Mareland citizens, corporations, and interests. Cuba in the first half of the twentieth century, especially under Batista, was pretty much exactly this.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103516
103517
613372.jpg
>>103515
>>103513
That, of course, is assuming alternatives are possible. The final option is one I like to call, “Operation Enduring Occupation.” That is, just accept that no long term colony, nor amiable puppet state can be created, and the only way to deal with a subject territory is through indefinite military occupation. This is of course the worst option, because it definitely requires a number of military forces as garrison and probably dooms the territory to eternal partisan warfare, but at least it allows resources to be extracted, infrastructure to be used for logistics, a portion of industrial production to be taken through exactions, and some troops to be raised as territorials.

Let’s use some historical comparisons to try to understand how many troops would be necessary for a military occupation. The German Occupied Zone of France, in 1941, had a population of 25 Million, and had a German occupation force of 100,000. (This is before the Commando raids, so those probably aren’t defending from naval invasion). As another point of comparison, Iraq had a population of 31 million in 2009, and the maximum number of U.S. troops ever to be stationed in Iraq was 180,000 in late 2007. This sounds like a reasonable number of soldiers even for a small nation like New Mareland, as most of the subject territories are also small. There are a little more than 4 million inhabitants in Sicameon, and 6 million in Minotauria. (For comparison, the entirely of East Equestria is probably about 28 million). This means something like 40-60 thousand soldiers could garrison Sicameon and Minotauria combined.

That is, of course, assuming the situation is less bad than a complete revolt. To use more pessimistic figures, in 1920 the Mandate of Iraq had a population of 3 million, but perhaps 135 thousand British and Territorial soldiers were required to put down the mass revolts. (Some say those numbers are way too high. Also, the British won in only a few months). The Mandate of Syria in 1925 had a population of just over 1.7 Million, and a little over 14,000 French soldiers. That number ballooned to 50,000 in 1926 to put down the revolt that occurred there. In 1943, in Operation Case Black, 137,000 Axis soldiers were involved in an operation to try to put down partisans in Yugoslavia, which had a population of 15 million. (The operation failed).

So that's something to think about.

Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103517
>>103516
>>103515
I assume extermination is not viable due to something akin to sapient rights?
Silver "The Floof" Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103524
103525 103526
Beep?
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103525
103527 103531
1224ffsbsvjv wgsjgtyhfdwebs235j482nf9s02h30s.jpeg
>>103524
Have a pic.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103526
103528
EE9359E3-354A-4C33-9295-E5F3DDBA1018.png
>>103524
Art Thou a Sheep?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103527
103529 103531
>>103525
>Anonymous of Ponyville
Ponyville confirmed as a town in Florida
Silver "The Floof" Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103528
>>103526
Beep.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103529
103531 103532
1534050182438.jpg
>>103527
Absolute truth there.
Seeing how the town usually has a ton of monsters attacking it.
Ursa minor, wandering magician turned megalomaniac superpony, random zebra making the townsponies cower in fear in their homes, Bugbear, a giant castle that sprung from the ground.
It's definitely Florida, now that you mention it.
Anonymous
Rd99U
?
No.103531
>>103525
>>103527
>>103529
Oh my god, every episode can be described as a Florida man does X article.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103532
103533
>>103529
I was going to object to the giant castle popping out of the ground being something that never happens in Florida, but then I remembered hearing about some weird loner immigrant guy who built an entire castle all by himself in Florida, and was sometimes claimed to use supernatural or strange magnetic powers to do it. Also there's the Disney World castle appearing out of the swamp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Castle
https://youtu.be/T7_Ip_h27Us?t=110
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103533
>>103532
I'm expecting to see a Florida man headline for Ponyville on the newspaper now.
>"Ponyville Pony shed a Manitcore's hair off and made a doormat out of it"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103534
103535 103536
So accomplishing something tonight may be possible
Silver "The Floof" Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103535
>>103534
It certainly is within that realm.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103536
IMG_20190120_135157.png
>>103534
I don't think I can participate this time, sadly.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103537
103542
>>103512
The hedgehogs move about, before noticing Silver through the scratched, plastic wall
Anonymous
5qnX4
?
No.103538
103539
Has Brie and co disembarked yet?
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103539
103540
>>103538
Yes, just chose the destination.

Again, the options are to cross the river into a town on the other side, then go through customs or try to jump the wall, to cries a bridge directly into customs, or to try to cross the river further north or south and attempt to avoid being noticed
Anonymous
5qnX4
?
No.103540
103541
>>103539
I thought we were resolved to Customs
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103541
103543
>>103540
Alright, take a pick of where
Silver "The Floof" Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103542
103549
>>103537
The scratches are a bit alarming, but he waves at them anyways.
Anonymous
5qnX4
?
No.103543
103547
>>103541
What do you mean where? Following the map along the most civilized and paved >road toward customs, and then from there onward - making detours as necessary - opting for the most paved route from our location to the Hive in question, assuming that last part is determinable from the map/directions acquired
5qnX4
?
No.103545
103547
[diceroll]1d20-2=-8{10}[/diceroll]
Spot check
Anonymous
5qnX4
?
No.103546
There are other wisdom scores involved in the determination
Border Check Point
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103547
103548 103594 103768 103785 104388 106722
>>103545
>>103543
Alright. Brie goes along a road that leads through the center of town. It's a well trafficked road with many ponies with carts - carts being definitely more popular than any mode of transport that is propelled by its own power - and past tall buildings, tenements, a library, and row houses, until the river front and a few derelict hotels are reached.

Here, at the riverfront, Brie encounters a bridge. There's something out of place, almost anamchronistic about this bridge, as one side of it has a set of turrets almost like a castle wall. Indeed, the red stone facade on this part of the bridge does have a couple low towers that makes the whole contruct resemble a medieval fortress. The bridge itself is a concrete or perhaps stone archway, about the equivalent of two lanes wide. Not much traffic passes on the bridge. At the center of the bridge, in a span perhaps two arches in length that lies between the bridge's two towers, the red stone turret stops, and the pavement of the bridge turns a subtly lighter shade of grey. This little span seems to mark a great change in the scenery moving forward. There are a number of buildings on the otherside, but these become increasingly likely to seem unoccupied, or perhaps even over occupied. A shop is abandoned and its windows broken, while a hotel seems to be converted into makeshift housing where more than one family shares a studio. Broken windows are common, as are buildings with great gashes and collapsed walls. Carts are fewer in number, but when they are seen, they are seen overloaded with grandfather clocks, suitcases, and farm animals, headed in the opposite direction. A couple ponies look on to Brie and company as the pass with evident curiosity or confusion.

As they progress further, they pass what was once the Red Fields Fire-station. Now, it has an automobile, and a small barbed wire barriacde around it, as well as a number of Griffins in military uniform. They wear a brown uniform that Brie has likely not seen before, as well as brown caps, and wear on their shoulders a green flag with yellow cross. This is hardly the last view of soldiers to be had, as Brie nears what seems to be the crossing point.

Just beyond a two story apartment building is what seems to have once been a road. "Once been," because there is now a wall spanning down its length. It's made of steel, including both plates and grated sections, and perhaps only 18 feet in height, but it's there. It's what's along this road that is more interesting. There is a guard tower on one end, and a number of ponies standing around. These ponies wear a light green uniform, and are accompanied by similar brown uniformed griffins. The Griffins stand around, sometimes bored, sometimes talking to each other, often smoking, but occassionaly taking careful note of the movements of a line of ponies in a fenced off section. It is this line of ponies that the uniformed ponies mind themselves with, as some uniformed ponies talk to the ponies, some shine lights in their eyes, and some look over papers, while still others search carts that are pulled through. The ponies themselves vary in appearence. Some look as anxious as a pony can be. Some are patient and look well off, often wearing relatively fancy clothing. More than a few look fatigued or even ill, though the ponies around them see no need to quarantine them. They may look famished.

Above this whole scene flies a flag that is not unfamiliar, though rarely seen flying. In some ways it resembles the Equestrian flag, the one with two princeses together in the center of blue field surrounded by stars. This one, however, has fewer stars, and the princesses are replaced by a pair of horse shoes. Whereas the Princesses of the Equestrian flag faced each other in evident unity, the two horsehoes of this flag face away from each other, though their backs meet in the middle. It's almost like a pair of horseshoe magnets back to back, polarizing that which is around them.

Brie himself heads towards a shorter line, mostly of better off ponies, heading towards a pair of ponies on the other side
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103548
103549
>>103547
Holy shit, that's a lot of text.
I think I can get into the game, actually. If you're up for it, of course.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103549
103550 103563
>>103542
The little hedgehog things move along. Then they see Silver. They turn, one by one as if in a formation towards silver, and stand on two legs, silently. Then they arch their backs, and screech
"EEEK!"

>>103548
If Iron has moves, sure, but note that I want to have some more dialogue between Grant and Pear, which will have to come before it is interrupted by actions, and will take some time to type

Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103550
>>103549
>Iron has moves
I don't know what do you mean by that, but sure. I can wait to hear that dialog.
Anonymous
5qnX4
?
No.103551
103553
Squeegee
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103553
>>103551
Brie and company experience what is described in >>103547. He may move forward through the checkpoint, talk to players or accompanying NPCs, back the hell out, or take whatever other measures you can think of

Anonymous
Oj3mF
?
No.103556
103557
>>103495
Sorry i got drunk last night. and kinda lost track of the thread.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103557
103558 103559
>>103556
I think that post was supposed to be “sompepony else could interrogate him.” Anyways, good to see you back. And stay away from alcohol, it’s bad for you. Unfortunately, I have to go to sleep right now.
Anonymous
Q30xk
?
No.103558
>>103557
Darn. Have good sleep.

Anonymous
Oj3mF
?
No.103559
>>103557
But Drink is fun. in all seriousness, i keep it light.GoodNight
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103560
103562 103563
508D64D4-6FED-4B30-B2DA-497B2A06EDAF.png
Is anyponer here this morning?
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103562
103564
>>103560
I sort of am, but not for long.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103563
103564
>>103560
I am.

>>103549
Silver's ears fold backwards at the sudden assault. "Well..."
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103564
103565 103566
211E417C-1B66-4784-A3C8-948A511336CD.png
>>103562
You said that last night
But more seriously, that’s fine. I’m still at work but have absolutely nothing to do

>>103563
One of the creatures turns its back towards Silver, and shoots a quill as a projectile in the direction of Silver and the colts. It hits the plastic, and is deflected. White Orchid moves back, while Mint Marine dives to hide under Silver behind his forelegs
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103565
103567
>>103564
Real shit, I'm having a test today at midday. I somehow am still alive after sleeping for 3 hours.
Do you think you'll have your dialog ready when I come back in about 2 or 3 hours later?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103566
103567
>>103564
Silver flinches in surprise, half-expecting to look down and see a quill stuck in his hide before he realizes that it was deflected. "I suddenly see why there is plastic screen." He looks first back to White Orchid, then down to Mint Marine between his forelegs. "Are you two alright?"
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103567
103568
>>103565
Oh shit! Well good luck. I am technically at work for these next three hours, including a long lunch break that shall be spent at a local taco place, so I will be posting from phone and may not have a long set of dialogue ready. But I’ll keep it in mind

>>103566
“Y-Yes” says Mint Marine, looking out. White Orchid has flinched as well, even if he did not dive for cover.
“... Pukwudgies”

One of the brightly colored little creatures leans forward and gives a “Raaah!” While two more must believe their business is concluded, as they turn away and start to wonder off.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103568
103569
>>103567
"They seem like fairly aggressive creatures, for being so small and colorful."
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103569
103571
>>103568
“That, they are”
White Orchid is trembling a bit, and the Pukwudgies stare now
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103571
103572
>>103569
Silver takes note at how afraid the two colts are. "Should we leave them be and look at next exhibit?"
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103572
103574
>>103571
“Sure...”
Mint Marine takes another long look at the Jelly bean colored terrors before moving off

The next location is more open, with just a basic fence and some grass
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103574
103576
>>103572
"Hmm. Some kind of grassland creature?"
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103576
103577 103578
>>103574
The first creatures to be seen are little brown rabbits with antlers on them. They seem almost curious, and approach
Anonymous
Oj3mF
?
No.103577
103579
>>103576
Dark Star Continues eating
Silver
7MBpK
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No.103578
103579
>>103576
"I think I have heard of these before, but I can not think of name." He waves at the approaching rabbits. "Hello little ones."
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103579
103580 103581 103583
>>103577
I’m not sure what Blue Skies would have to say at this moment...

>>103578
They don’t say anything back to s Silver, though one of them blinks. The little foals come closer to the fence, and lean over it
“Jackalopes!” says White Orchid
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103580
103582 103584 103585
>>103579
I am back with the angery. Feels ultimately bad man.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103581
103585
>>103579
"Aw, yes, that is name." Silver does much the same as the foals, though all he needs to do is peer over the top of the fence. "Cute little things, these."
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103582
103586
>tfw you hit reply too early without replying to someone else

>>103580
That sucks to hear, Anon. I hope things get better for you soon.
Anonymous
Oj3mF
?
No.103583
>>103579
hmmmm
Anonymous
Oj3mF
?
No.103584
>>103580
F
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103585
103586 103587
>>103580
Well fuck, that sucks

>>103581
White Orchid leans a hoof forward, into the cage, in an attempt to pet one of the Jackalopes.
“No touching the animals” says a brown mare, who looks a big older and wrinkled, definitely skinny.
“Aww...”
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103586
>>103585
>>103582
>No touching the animals
Touch the animal, Silver. Do it.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103587
103588
>>103585
Silver lets out a chuckle and musses up the colt's mane. He remembers being like White Orchid, once. "Sorry, little one." He also waves to the mare as a friendly greeting.
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103588
103589
>>103587
She still has a serious look
“Aww...”
“Aww”

Now three of the Jackalopes have formed up
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103589
103590 103591
>>103588
It's difficult to resist such disappointed faces. But, rules are rules. "At least we get to see them. And it is not like you can not interact with them. You just can not touch them."
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103590
103591 103593
3A709472-97AF-4350-9E8A-0BF4D9B03FB2.png
>>103589

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103591
>>103590
>>103589
Uh oh. The foals are pulling out their puppy eyes.
Shimmering Spark
EILIC
?
No.103592
103594
Did I miss Brie?
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103593
103595
>>103590
A strike right to the heartstrings. "Come on. We do not want to get in trouble and get kicked out, yes?"
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103594
>>103592
Shimmer observes, and now encounters, the scenes described in >>103547

Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103595
103596
9EE84A14-27E7-4F64-8F9E-541E64A3AF19.jpeg
>>103593
They hang their heads in defeat, yet another one in a life short, but overflowing with disappointments and unfairness
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103596
103597 103598
>>103595
He gives them a pat on the head, each. "Maybe some other day I will have to take you two to petting zoo."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103597
103599
>>103596
Are you offering your body to minors, Silver?
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103598
103599
>>103596
“Okay....”

Next, in a similar enclosure, giraffes are visible
“I’ve never seen a giraffe before...”
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103599
103600
>>103597
I'm not even gonna touch that sentence...

>>103598
"Neither have I. I have heard that were they come from in Zebrica, there are tall trees, so they needed long necks to be able to even eat."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103600
103601 103602
>>103599
"That's interesting. But how do their necks get long enough?"
At the moment, one walks up casually to a tree, and starts to rip leaves off
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103601
>>103600
Extensive elongation exercises.
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103602
103603 103604
>>103600
"Maybe they just stretched their necks over and over again until they could finally reach leaves?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103603
103608
>>103602
“Maybe. Hehehe”
The giraffe reaches out for more leaves
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103604
>>103602
Do a giraffe imitation!
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103605
103606
Alright. It's nap time.
Taking some time for some actual shut-eye.
I'll check in again in the morning if you're up as wel.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103606
>>103605
F
Silver
7MBpK
?
No.103608
103609
>>103603
"Hmm..." Silver stretches his neck up as far as it will go. "Am I doing it?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103609
103610
98F9DDF4-3FDC-40EE-BA60-957F8D36B488.png
>>103608
“Hehe” the little ponies giggle and laugh
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103610
103611
>>103609
After a few more seconds of stretching his neck up, he gives up. "Aw, well, I suppose I am still not giraffe. Yet."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103611
103612
>>103610
Mint Marine is laughing. White Orchid laughs as well, “if you keep it up, you will be able to eat free leaves someday too”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103612
103613
>>103611
"You make good point. I will keep practicing. Anyways, want to see next exhibit?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103613
103614
>>103612
“Sure!”
The giraffe looks back with an almost offended look at Silver and the foals.

The next area also has a low fence, and more grass
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103614
103615
>>103613
"Hmm, more Zebrican animals?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103615
103616
>>103614
Not necessarily. A giant tortoise lumbers through, slowly going towards a cabbage that has been placed on the ground
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103616
103617
>>103615
"That is one big reptile." Silver peers over the fence.
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103617
103618
>>103616
it looks back over at Silver with a partial smile. It must be at least as tall as Mint Marine at the shoulders
“Woah”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103618
103619
>>103617
"I wonder where these tortoises live. I do not think I have even seen anything quite like this." He pauses for a second while that sinks in. "Now that I think of it, that is probably exact reason behind exotic animal exhibits in zoo."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103619
103620
>>103618
Mint Marine is a bit amazed
“I’ve heard they live on the islands far south of here... it’s nice to see one”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103620
103621
>>103619
Silver looks to Mint Marine. "How far south? Spa Islands? Or even further?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103621
103622
>>103620
“I think there are some on the Spa Islands... but some are further”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103622
103623 103625
>>103621
"Neat." He continues looking at the tortoise. "I do not know anything about lands further south of Spa Islands. I think I heard though that there is tribe of dragons on some islands far south of here, across ocean."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103623
103624
>>103622
“Oh yes... great big isle of dragons, and other dangerous creatures”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103624
>>103623
"Probably not very good vacation spot, but it sounds like okay place to see."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103625
103626
>>103622
he looks at Silver and blinks
“Will you take me?”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103626
103627
>>103625
The question surprises Silver. He most certainly wasn't expacting that question, out of the ones he would be expecting. "Uh...well, I do not if I will ever go, or get chance to go, but...I suppose if I ever do, I will come to you?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103627
103628
>>103626
He wags his tail and smiles slightly
“I hope that if I do go, the creatures I meet are more like this tortoise than those Pukwudgies”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103628
103629
>>103627
This one he can work with better. "I would not think so. Especially if you go to take look at local marine life. I do not think Pukwudiges can swim." As expected 'Pukwudigies' is not a word that comes naturally to the Severyanan.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103629
103630
>>103628
It may not slip off the tip of the younger, but the terror instilled in the last encounter has ensured that the name of the Pukwudgies shall be seared into Mint Marine’s mind
“I hope not... I hope they can’t use boats either”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103630
103631
>>103629
Silver chuckles at the image that crosses his mind. "I do not think they make boats that tiny."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103631
103632 103633
>>103630
“Hehe... I would like to see the boats sometime. The ones in the harbor”
KnZni
?
No.103632
103633
[1d20 = 11]
>>103631

Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103633
103634
>>103632
Well, that is a spooky roll.

>>103631
"We will have to go sometime, then." Silver looks to the two colts. "In meantime, do you two want to go to next exhibit?."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103634
103635
>>103633
“Okay...”
White Orchid is leaning over the fence trying to lean in to touch the tortoise, his hind legs in the air
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103635
103636
>>103634
Silver has to pull out the father voice for this one. "White Orchid."
KnZni
?
No.103636
103637
>>103635
The colt has basically managed to balance himself on the upper wooden rail of the fence, with the first half of his body sling inside of the enclosure, and the other half dangling outside. He moves his eyes up towards Silver
“Yes?”
\r
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103637
103638
>>103636
Silver gives him the old fatherly 'come on now' look he hasn't had to use for a while.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103638
103639
>>103637
The little pony blinks. He had not received such a look in a very long time, and though he averts his eyes, he does not react.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103639
103640
>>103638
Silver's voice takes a more stern tone. "White Orchid. You are going to get all of us in trouble. Get down from fence."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103640
103641
>>103639
He hangs his head, then moves his legs, and shows himself to be stuck
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103641
103710
>>103640
Silver lets out a sigh before coming over to help him. "Alright, let us see, here..."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103645
And I'm back.
Feels great to sleep continuously.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103647
103648
Poke?
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103648
103649 103650
9A51D19F-304F-4CEE-BC5D-81EFBB817044.gif
>>103647

Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103649
f92189bdd3cac245ec2f15168d56e19d.jpg
>>103648
O-ok
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103650
103651
>>103648
r00d d00d
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103651
103652 103653 103654
2C0076F3-DD5F-4C0B-A7AC-6C7C53CA014D.png
>>103650

Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103652
103655
>>103651
r00d
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103653
103655
>>103651
>Have me hanged.
She probably means hang her arms in a tight embrace over my neck!
DS
Fk7ch
?
No.103654
103655 103657
>>103651
that would be fantastic
Boop
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103655
103656
>>103653
>>103652
Princess Luna shall show you the true meaning of the phrase, “hung like a horse”

>>103654
Hiss!
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103656
>>103655
Right. Because she'll hang her forelegs on my neck. Silly me, mispronouncing that.
inb4 Equestria frees itself from bughorses and New Marelanders through Nightmare Moon's rise to power.
That, or the New Marelanders just cum straight on the spot when seeing such an authoritative and strong mare
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103657
103658 103659
D66272B2-830B-4EBC-BE68-46E955F7ACCD.png
>>103654
Skies may not know what to say, but she does look expectantly at Dark Star. She is exceptionally cuddly
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103658
>>103657
d00d, don't push Star into the spotlight like that! He's gonna get stage fright!
DS
Fk7ch
?
No.103659
103660 103661
>>103657
He looks up and smiles at her
then he pets her
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103660
103662 103664
CFB5E272-02F1-4066-BA14-AC23223D0596.gif
>>103659
*coo*
She looks at him with those turquoise eyes. The top of her head is soft, and her ears come down as his hoof makes contact
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103661
103663 103664 103667
>>103659
You have any references for what Dark Star looks like? Thinkin' of drawfagging.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103662
>>103660
All this time I thought that gif was a static image.
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103663
103670
C644AE31-4650-4891-B84C-DF93749CC65B.jpeg
>>103661
He’s posted a couple images
DS
Fk7ch
?
No.103664
103665 103667 103669 103670
ponyWithBackground.png
>>103661
>pic related
>>103660
He smiles, Genuinely happy
He then Goes back to eating those Delicious Pan Cakes.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103665
103666
>>103664
Aw, no topics to talk about?
Ask her if she likes flowers.
DS
Fk7ch
?
No.103666
>>103665
i'm bad with Date topics
DS
Fk7ch
?
No.103667
103668 103670
240px-Fasces_lictoriae_svg.png
>>103661
>>103664
Although i did change his cutie mark from that to a Fasces
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103668
>>103667
I never noticed he had a toxic sign.
Bundleofsticksism all the way!
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103669
103671 103673
>>103664
The pancakes are delicious. But Blue Skies continues staring at Dark Star, evidently expecting something
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103670
103671
>>103663
>>103664
>>103667
Wish me luck!
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103671
103672 103675
>>103669
You could take this downtime for some of that Big Dialogue that Fleshes out the New Best Pony. I'll try some small talk with Cauldron for the time being.

Poking Cauldron on her shoulder, Iron's walk is a bit slowed.
"Did you get some of the flowers you wanted?"

>>103670
Uh, good luck.
I thought thay by now you would've started already tbh
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103672
>>103671
I was waiting for dinner, as well as a response from the poner himself. Now that I have both, I can begin.
DS
Fk7ch
?
No.103673
103674
>>103669
He looks up at her
"I Love You Blue."
He Hugs Her
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103674
103677
>>103673
*coo*
That’s what she wants. She leans into it, even as the table is in the way. She is both soft and feathery
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103675
103676
>>103671
“Before our trip took a... side tour? Some”
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103676
>>103675
Hope I'm not treading into pause territory here.
"What did you pick up?"
DS
Fk7ch
?
No.103677
103678 103682
>>103674
"Want To Go Visit the Boys with me?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103678
103679
>>103677
>"Want To Go Visit the Boys with me?"

Well, shit, guess Silver needs to get done galivanting with the colts, soon.

Also, I'm finished with the drawing of Dark Star. Just need to get it scanned, then I can post it. For some reason, it looks a bit more like anime than I was expecting it to, and I don't know why.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103679
103680
>>103678
We shall see how anime it actually is.
tbh Star is sort of an anime character in at least some standard.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103680
103681
>>103679
We're all anime characters when you get right down to it.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103681
>>103680
Aw. I thought I was at least a western caricature, not an asian one.
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103682
103686
>>103677
“Well... I guess I could...”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103683
103684 103686
DarkStar.jpg
SilverSwordScanned.jpg
Whelp, here it is. I'm not very good at drawing, but I do genuinely hope you like it, DS. I also got the thing I did of Silver scanned, so y'all can see that in its whole glory.

Not sure what to do about the empty space on both of them. Might be I'll doodle some other stuff for the characters at a later date.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103684
103685
>>103683
I say you did a good
Although I have no idea what he's wearing.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103685
103687
>>103684
I had no idea either, honestly. I just took what I saw on the image he posted and added a Black Hooves pin because of his faction affiliation.
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103686
103689
>>103683
I Do. you did a Good Job.
>>103682
"Great. i'm Sure they'll love you."
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103687
103688
>>103685
Completely missed out the fact he was wearing a vest.
If you want a challenge, dare to draw Iron's poofy hair!
You don't really have to, by the way.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103688
103690
>>103687
What exactly does Iron's hair even look like?
Anonymous
5CAAA
?
No.103689
103692
>>103686
She smiles awkwardly, and turns her head and eyes away a bit
“Well... we should probably meet with Seabreeze to show him you’re still alive”
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103690
103691
Spoilered
>>103688
I was about to post the pic but it seems I've deleted it.
For insert swear word here's sake
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
?
No.103691
103693
>>103690
RIP pic.
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103692
103698
>>103689
"You Didnt tell him?"
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103693
103694 103698
Spoilered
>>103691
Good thing I posted it back in the first thread.
Lift the spoiler... if you dare!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103694
103695
>>103693
...Why is his hair kelp?
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103695
103696
>>103694
I dunno, really. Though it looked... natural
Silver "The Floof" Sword
7MBpK
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No.103696
103697
>>103695
I suppose that's a word for it. Might have to see if I can do that someday.
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103697
>>103696
I don't think his kelpy hair color is going to matter when you're not coloring.
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103698
103699 103700
>>103692
“Well, I told him, I meant letting him see you...”

>>103693
Why does he look like a gorgon
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103699
>>103698
>gorgon
Thought it signalled his Nativeness well.
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103700
103701
>>103698
He Touches his chin
"Hmmmmmmm Ok."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103701
103702
>>103700
“So what are you wanting to do with these... foals?”
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103702
103703
>>103701
"Maybe take them to see a Moving Picture."
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103703
103704 103705
>>103702
“Where are they located now, exactly?
Anonymous
BtiMS
?
No.103704
>>103703
Oh, they're in a zoo filled with predators.
They should be fine.

DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103705
103706
>>103703
"the orphanage. Why?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?
No.103706
103707
>>103705
“Okay... why are you taking an interest in them?”
DS
Oj3mF
?
No.103707
103708 103709
>>103706
"What do you mean?"
Anonymous
KnZni
?