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Occupied Equestria - Hazardous Crossing
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105000
105001 105007
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

Shimmering Spark, Onyx Steel, and Brie Achtungsex now make the perilous crossing into the Changeling Lands. In Baltimare, Dark Star prepares for his next big assignement, while Silver concludes his mentoring of traumatized foals. Much further away, Iron stands under jeweled nighttime skies, preparing his next move
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105003
105005 105006
Also, Spark has a small herd around him

>>105002 →
She smiles, with amber eyes and long curled eye lashes
"My name is Aurora Shine. What brings you here?"
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105005
105008
>>105003
Spark prepares for everything to go horribly wrong.
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105006
105008
>>105003
"Business, how about you?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105007
105009
>>105000
I always love fresh baked bread, right out of the oven.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105008
105010 105011
>>105006
"Business myself. Did you move down before the war, during, or after?"

>>105005
Be prepared!
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105009
>>105007
What clever wording you express, gentlecolt Silver Sword.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105010
105012
>>105008
So, GM, do you want to continue, or are you wanting to spend time with the other characters first?
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105011
105012
>>105008
"Oh, I'm actually just visiting for now. What do you do?"
His coats begins to shine just a bit
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105012
105013 105014 105018
>>105011
She giggles slightly
"Let's say I'm involved in 'Import-Export'"

>>105010
Sure
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105013
>>105012
Alrighty then. If I last remember correctly, Silver was listening to White Orchid talk about the Titans.

Might take a couple minutes on my end if you need me to repost what I last typed.
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105014
105015
>>105012
I assume I am not included in the queue today due to further planning on your part so far, as well as a relative fatigue over managing the story you are possibly not experienced or passionate writing about mostly, aside from fleshing out the world of Natives and providing the opportunity to create new characters for your enjoyment.
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105015
105016
>>105014
Awwwwww
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105016
105017
>>105015
I must admit, fellow horse person whose head is adorned with a horn, that the previous days I have taken almost all of the attention of our person in charge of managing the world around us, which indicates that I might be stressing the GM's capacity of interacting with others due to the complexity provided by the quest created by his hoof.
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105017
105024
>>105016
I think he is more frustrated that we can't get our part done.
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105018
105020
>>105012
"Ah, sounds like an interesting trade."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105020
105021 105023 105024 105026
Okay, who wants to play?

>>105018
"Indeed it is... Indeed it is. Tell me, who sent you through?"
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105021
105025
>>105020
"I'm helping some partners move this-"
He taps the wagon with a hoof
"and protection. So they got me through"
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105023
105025
>>105020
I do.

"Is everypony ready?"
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105024
105030
>>105017
While I cannot confirm that the current frustration is caused by the inability to properly complete the quest he has planted in front of your character's path, along with the other companions who are controlled by bipeds brandishing appendages with increased dexterity than hooves, the pressure and stress of the buff pony with no extra features that distinguishes him from normal horses could cause some issues with planning and managing due to the complexity that the quest has obtained due to the heavy consequences it presents, as well as the possibility of missing his chance to present the buff pony with the ability to join the agile and flexible winged horse in his own quest.
>>105020
I humbly accept your invitation to continue the path my character has taken.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105025
105028 105029
>>105021
"Oh" she says, taking an interest
"So in a way, it looks like you are involved in import-export too"

>>105023
He nods
"Yes... I am ready"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105026
105030
>>105020
I do. Like I said, if you need me to post the last thing Silver said, I'll post it. Just gimme a minute to load through the old bread.
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105027
105030 105034
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New thread. You know what that means?
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105028
105030
>>105025
He grins
"Yeah, I guess so."
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105029
105031
>>105025
Spark heads to the line to cross the border once more.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105030
105032 105033 105034 105037
1816240.png
>>105027
EEEEEEEEEE

Yes. Yes I do

Spark has already tried to cross the border to engage in illegal equine smuggling and fraud, while Onyx is laying against the door of the carriage talking to some strange pony who just walked up. Brie was previously talking to some ponies who told him some information about crossing and travelling in the Changeling Lands

>>105026
Silver said something like "I wish I were around in those days" Of course, he would have been... for some of it, anyways

Mint Marine is still silent

>>105028
"May I ask... What are you protecting?"

>>105024
Cauldron looks over to the fire, and to Pear

"I can understand if you don't want to stay here tonight... But we need to stop somewhere"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105031
105035
>>105029
It's the same, bright-eyed guard, who seems to be sort of biting or otherwise folding in his lower lip.
"And there you are"
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105032
105038
>>105030
Iron lightly bites his lip.
"I am not sure where exactly. Maybe at the River, or is that too far?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105033
105035 105038
>>105030
Brie's jaw drops. Jesus Sparks
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105034
105038
>>105027
Eeeeeeeee?
>>105030
"Well, just making sure we don't encounter trouble and no one tries to take the wagon."
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105035
105036 105038
>>105033
Sometimes, you just got to try things.

>>105031
"Hello again good sir."
Spark shows his paper.
"I hate to make your job harder, but I need you to allow these ponies to follow me across. The situation is most dire."
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105036
papers.png
>>105035

Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105037
105038
>>105030
The very tail end of it, yeah. He was born 4 years after the official end of the Equestrian Industrial Era.

Silver looks over to Mint Marine. "Would you like to talk about something on way to our destination? Something about marine life?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105038
105039 105040 105042 105043 105044
>>105033
Here is the information Brie gathered previously:

>The pony in front of Brie, who is dressed fairly proper and has a briefcase:
>“Yes, this is a checkpoint to enter Blueberry Fields, specifically the town of Hawthorne. You can navigate the Changeling Zone If only you can convince them that you are there for a purpose. Be absolutely sure to carry your papers at all times, and make certain you have them in order when you cross, and when you try to get back. Avoid eye contact with any creature in a Hegemony uniform where possible. They feel like they have the right to search you, or even to steal off your pony. And the ponies themselves sometimes want to steal your papers.”

>A yellowish Pegasus coming from the other direction:
>“Why would you want to enter? Well, if you do, hold on to any papers you have. The Changelings do not take kindly to foreign visitors, but they are much nicer to foreign subjects than to their own… ‘livestock.’ But try to not look like you are aiding partisans. They are fond of arrests. When you try to come back, don’t think it’s easy to run the border… they have guards, and magical alarms over their walls. But the more rural areas do not have walls. The Fascists are similar in some ways. They don’t care about most ponies entering, but they fear every pony that enters could be a disguised Changeling infiltrator, or an agitator or partisan. They will try to track you down and ask questions, and will send you back if you fail. But they do not care if you do or do not have any kind of papers. They are not fond of ponies who resist the Changelings. They think any pony who will take up arms against the Changelings may take up arms against them.”

>Another pony, trying to go in
>“The guards will let ponies in, but are concerned about ponies who may be spies, or who may aid rebels. They will search you and your cart for weapons.”

"Fascists? Revolutionaries? Hegemony? How many factions are operating in this area?"
>“This is the border of the Changeling Hegemony’s pony colonies and the State of New Mareland’s ‘Bales Autonomous Region,’ basically a puppet government. On this side of the border are local Bales soldiers and a number of Griffin mercenaries for support. Occasionally New Mareland secret police come by, but they don’t normally make their presence known. On the other side of this checkpoint are Changeling colonies. The Changelings have many of their soldiers, or even colonists around. Sometimes they are disguised as ponies, but they don’t really feel like they need to. They also have a secret police, and its much more ‘secret.’ I don’t know if Equestrian freedom fighters are around in either side of the border, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that both the Changelings and the Fascists don’t want Equestrian Freedom Fighters to exist, and act like they are afraid of them.”

>>105032
"Almost two miles... I'm not sure what we would do when we got there if we did"

>>105034
Now, she looks at the wagon
"What have got there?"

>>105035
He stares at Spark
"Why"

>>105037
I'm not sure about that

Mint Marine blinks at Silver
"...."
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105039
105041
>>105038
Okkay. Is there any way to advance the line?
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105040
105045
>>105038
"I'm.... I'm not completely sure"
He scratches his head while looking lost in thought
"Like I said, I'm hear to pull the wagon and such. I'm not completely sure what's my partners are doing"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105041
105045
>>105039
He could go through now, if he can get his wagon pulled up
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105042
105048
>>105038
Well, I got the impression from reading the wiki at least. 860 - 940 ALB is regarded as the first and largest period of industrial growth in Equestria, and Silver was born in 944.

Silver tils his head at the colt. "Nothing you find interesting that you would like to share?"
H84w0
?
No.105043
105047
[1d20+5 = 23]
>>105038
"I got orders to take them to help cure somepony of note."

Bluff
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105044
105047
>>105038
Looking back at Pear's position and then to Cauldron, he simply purses his lips.
"I guess we should rest here for the time being."
(Perhaps Pear will come along during the day. I need to know where to find her after this.)
With that, he awaits Cauldron's approval of where to rest to plop down into the comfy grass.
uEPYl
?
No.105045
105046 105047
[diceroll]1d20-1=-5{6}[/diceroll]
>>105041
>>105040
"Oh look! Onyx, we can go!"
Bluff check to look excited and ethusiastic
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105046
105074
>>105045
"Hello Brie, a bit excited today aren't we? Did you find some mangos? Sorry about this Aurora, but this is one of my business partners."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105047
105050 105051 105052
>>105043
He looks back at Spark, begrudgingly
"We normally don't like to let so many Subjects across for such tasks"

>>105045
Not perfectly convincing

I thought Brie had a high bluff score?

>>105044
"Sure..."

Pear is still over by the fire
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105048
105049
>>105042
Mint Marine kind of mumbles, and looks away
nZh7n
?
No.105049
105053
[1d20+3 = 9]
>>105048
Listen: Silver tries to make out anything of what he said.
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105050
105053
>>105047
Nodding, he pokes his chin, looking at the fire.
"Perhaps it would be a good idea to use the fire over there to boil some water for the travel. The stream inside the temple should prove a good place to get the water, too. I will go sit by the fireplace to keep an eye on the other two."
With that statement, he starts to walk back to the fire, blushing for knowing he went against his word again and will make him look stupid.
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105051
105053
>>105047
"I know, but it is a small price to pay to keep things running smoothly. We really can't risk this one going wrong."
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105052
105053
>>105047
Yeah, his combined modifier is +7, I only accounted for his Cha
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105053
105054 105055 105060
>>105050
"That's... kind of what I was thinking"
She looks back over to Pear, then trots off, into the Temple and the Cavern.

Pear is standing by the fire, and looks up to the night Sky. A few artifacts are arranged around the fire

>>105051
He looks at Spark
"Where did you go to Medical School again?"

>>105049
"I don't know about sharing anything since......"

>>105052
Well then. Brie sounds more convincing
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105054
105056
>>105053
Iron sits in a way to be looking at both the expedition ponies around the campfire, trying to look inconspicuous by looking at the ground and slightly digging the ground lazily with a hoof.
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105055
105056 105057
>>105053
"Me? I didn't go. I'm just a pony that goes fetch things for my superiors. Hence the paper allowing me through on their behalf."
Pv1M3
?
No.105056
105058
[1d20 = 5]
>>105055
The guard grabs the paper with a glow of green light

>>105054
Pear sits with her tail partly wrapped around her, looking up at the stars
Pear does not look over to Iron, but she must notice him, as she speaks to him
"Tell me, have you ever heard of the Return of Nightmare Moon?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105057
105059
>>105055
He stares at Spark
"You may go..."
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105058
105061
>>105056
Iron raises his eyebrows.
"Nightmare Moon? I think I heard the elders talk about it. Was she a horned pony with wings and had fangs?"
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105059
105061 105063
>>105057
"Have a great day sir."
He nods to the small herd to go through.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105060
105061
>>105053
"I know that marine life and sailing are as interesting to you as trains are to White Orchid, and I know you have exceptionally great knowledge on those subjects. I wish I had that kind of capacity for knowledge." Silver smiles at the colt. "Come on, just tell me one interesting thing, something that perhaps not many ponies know about. Like something about...sharks! Can you do that for me?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105061
105062 105065 105068
>>105058
Now, she turns back to Iron, and nods
"Yes. Fueled by Envy, she sought to drown the planet in everlasting darkness. But six friends harnessed the power of Kindness, laughter, loyalty, generosity, honesty, and magic to dispel the darkness, and restore the light"

>>105059
With a minor dust cloud, the drained and emaciated herd bolts through the gate. They are quickly enough caught by a tan, startled unicorn inspector on the Bales side, but nevertheless, they go through

>>105060
He looks at Silver, and still has a kind of cowered expression to him

"Well..... There are six different kinds of shark in the Fire Sea... for example"
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105062
105071
>>105061
Spark follows.
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105063
105064 105066
>>105059
Wait, what did he just do?
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105064
>>105063
I just sweet talked my way through with a small army basically
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105065
105070
>>105061
Silver nods. "Interesting...I did not know that. Could you tell me about one of them?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105066
105067 105069
>>105063
Don't worry, Spark is already on the other side
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105067
105070
>>105066
Fine then. Our turn?

Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105068
105070
>>105061
Iron, somewhat interested in the tale, starts to close the gap between the two of them up to 2 forelegs of length, prompty laying down to hear what she has to say. All the while he's silent for her to tell her tale.

Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105069
105070
>>105066
Did we make it through the Bales side one ok?
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105070
105071 105072 105073 105075
>>105067
Yes, assuming Brie has already prepared his carriage to go through and has not forgotten any huge details

>>105065
"Well... ... There's the Jaguar Shark. It likes the estruaries and sometimes the rivers of the forbidden jungles. It has the lowest salinity requirement of any shark species in Equestria, and is sometimes found in small rivers or even lakes. It's more than a little aggressive. The natives would sometimes throw out part of their food to placate them as they crossed rivers or coastline in canoes"

>>105068
She doesn't have that much more to say
"When a great evil threatened the kingdom, the Mother goddess aranged for her ponies to form bonds of friendship to combat the evil. And they did, bringing the return of the elements of Harmony"

>>105069
You said the other three went through. You didn't mention Spark
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105071
105074
>>105070
>>105062

Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105072
105074
>>105070
Yes, yes, I'm making a huge mistake,...
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105073
105079
>>105070
Cocking his head, Iron is quite confused.
"How can friendship combat evil? There must be something else apart from that to be a threat."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105074
105076 105077 105078
>>105072
>>105071
>>105046
All three ponies are outside of the gate. They need only declare actions
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105075
105079
>>105070
"It sounds like it prefers warm waters. I am kind of glad we do not have any river sharks up north. It also sounds like natives down here figured out ways to avoid getting eaten, that is always good."
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105076
105078
>>105074
Spark approaches them.
"I think we did it."
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105077
105079
>>105074
Go through
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105078
105080
>>105074
I'm just waiting on the others
>>105076
"Ah, good to see you aren't dead Spark"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105079
105081 105082 105084
>>105073
She moves her eyes to focus on Iron
"For certain, supernatural threats... Mega threats, nothing less will do"

>>105075
"Well... they would learn quickly"

>>105077
Brie is met by a green eyed grey unicorn with a whitish mane
"Papers, please"
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105080
105083 105086
>>105078
"I'm glad I made it through as well. I wish I could have say goodbye to my new friends though."
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105081
105086
>>105079
Brie hands over a 100 bit note
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105082
105086
>>105079
Iron furrows his brow, even more confused.
"Is there a metaphor I am missing?"
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105083
105085
>>105080
"I know the feeling... Anyway, the little ones have been giving me trouble and I'm not sure how to handle it. Any suggestions?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105084
105086
>>105079
Silver laughs a tiny bit. "I suppose I would too, if I lived around them.

"Anything else you would share?
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105085
105087
>>105083
"Pets. If you don't want to do it, I can help out."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105086
105088 105089 105090 105091
>>105081
"I see... What have you got in that wagon of yours?"

>>105080
Cinamom Heart looks back, and smiles at Spark, as the pink mare and Cold Heart flock to her, and the mare with two little foals go over to one of the stallions

>>105082
"No. Ponies are stronger together in cooperation than as scared and scattered individuals"

>>105084
He turns his head to the side
"No..."
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105087
105092
>>105085
"It's... That simple?"
Onyx slowly opens the door and sticks his head inside.
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105088
105092
>>105086
"Just a pair of colts. You're welcome to take a look."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105089
105092
>>105086
Silver smiles and nods to Mint. "Very well. Thank you for sharing! I did not know about Jaguar Sharks."
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105090
105092
>>105086
Spark waves to the ponies and smiles as a tear goes down his cheek.
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105091
105093
>>105086
Iron nods.
"Ah. That is true. More able-bodied ponies to face the enemy always increases the odds..."
He looks to the fire, staring at how it crackles, almost entranced with it.
"Like those sticks burn better when bunched up."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105092
105095 105096 105097
>>105088
"Every vehicle coming through needs to be searched for contraband like banned publication, weapons, and the like. We may have to pull it over"

>>105087
"chtchtchtcht"

>>105090
The Pink Mare is too distracted, as she hugs Cinnamon Heart, but Cold Heart looks over to Spark, and nods at him, smiling

>>105089
Mint Marine is still a bit less than enthusiastic to open up
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105093
105094
>>105091
"That is part of it, but it isn't just that. They must be motivated. And they must be well lead. Otherwise, they create new problems for themselves quickly enough"
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105094
105098
>>105093
Iron nods, agreeing with her statements.
"That is how groups work."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105095
105098
>>105092
Not like that will be solved in a day, after all. Small steps. "Perhaps I could share story from my homeland, in return for sharing such interesting facts and stories?"
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105096
105098
>>105092
Onyx reaches a hoof in and pets the colt before slowly stepping in.
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105097
105098
>>105092
"My good stallion, this vehicle is brand new. Why It still has the new-carriage smell"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105098
105099 105100 105101 105102
>>105097
He looks at it
"So it is. Very well, we still need to search every vehicle that comes through. Pull it over to the side"

>>105096
A scrawny, yellow customs guard in brown uniform comes up to Onyx, and in tortured words manages to squeek out,
"Pull it over to the side"

>>105095
"Maybe..."

>>105094
"It is how they should work... Have you heard the story of the founding of Equestria?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105099
105103
>>105098
"Oh for heaven's sake." Brie says complying. He pokes his head into the carriage and whispers to the lings "Bleib ruhig und komm mit mir"
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105100
>>105098
I don't remember agreeing to pull the wagon... But okay...
"Whatever..."
He complies
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105101
105103
>>105098
He shakes his head, somewhat puzzled over the use of words on how groups worked.
(Are groups in civilization corrupted by something?)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105102
105103
>>105098
"Hmm...well, I could share story of Star Children, perhaps, if we have enough time." Silver looks to how much farther they have to go to reach the orphanage.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105103
105104 105107 105111
>>105099
The Guard gives an expression like he was expecting something else, but continues standing there

With a totes not visible flash of green fire, a grey earth pony colt and a purple bat pony colt hop out, and stand next to Brie

>>105101
Pear continues
"After centuries of fighting, the Earth Ponies, Pegasi, and Unicorns found themselves needing to flee their homelands as the Windigos forced them out. Even in the south, they were not safe. So they united, and formed the United Tribes of Equestria under their newly learned principals of Harmony"

>>105102
"Star Children... What are those?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105104
105105
>>105103
In really fine clothing,... you forgot the really fine clothing
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105105
105106
>>105104
Brie is in really fine clothing?
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105106
105108
>>105105
They all should be,... they all should be in fine suits that are reinforced for protection,....
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105107
105108
>>105103
Iron blinks.
"It makes sense to join together to fight a common enemy. Did they combine raw strength, the power of flight and magic to dominate everything around them?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105108
105109 105110
>>105106
Oh yes. The little colts are snazzy

Does Brie take any actions before guards descend on the carriage or search the ponies

>>105107
"Ultimately, yes. But they could not have done that until after the Windigos were sent away, as no strength, flight, or magic, would defeat those"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105109
105112
>>105108
"Search the ponies? Whatever for??"
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105110
105112
>>105108
"Then how do you beat something you cannot even hit?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
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No.105111
105113
>>105103
"Ah, that is just name of story, but Star People, those are actually interesting part of story. Beings from another plane of existence, who came to us Severyanans in our time of need, back when Windigos ruled Equus."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105112
105114 105115 105117
>>105109
"For banned material promoting insurrection, and for weapons. The carriage for the same purpose as well"

>>105110
"Not with simple strength, I can tell you that. For some enemies, a purer heart alone can prevail"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105113
105121
>>105111
White Orchid smiles at this - more than a little dismissively - but listens
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105114
105118
>>105112
"So did the ponies hug the windigos into running away from them because they despise any sort of friendly affection?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105115
105116 105117 105118
>>105112
"And what manner of weapons are banned? Surely not those for personal protection!" Brie is not faking his outrage, opening his cloak to indicate his short sword.
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105116
>>105115
Sadly, this isn't America.
You're going right into the EU!
Anonymous
9ggYG
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No.105117
>>105112
"Oh joy..."
>>105115
Onyx realizes this is gonna go south quick
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105118
105119 105120
>>105115
The guard's expression deteriorates quickly into a sort of frown where the lower lip is tucked under the teeth, at least in the front of the mouth

"You'd best leave that on the Bales side, for the lands you are entering are under the Dominion of the Mother. She alone is sovereign, and she alone may authorize and delegate the use of force. All protection comes from her. Any weapons that may be used against her are contraband."

>>105114
"Hardly. The ponies found quickly that the Windigos were able to turn the pony's own strife against them."
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105119
105122
>>105118
"And you, do you work for this "Mother"?"
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105120
105122
>>105118
"Ah, so they hugged between eachother to shoo them away, right?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
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No.105121
105122
>>105113
"Long ago, back when Windigos ruled Equus, all of ponykind made decision to leave our homelands and travel south, to escape from Windigos' terror. But Windigos noticed this, and they did not want their prey to escape. So, they sent big blizzard to try to stop them, and it was biggest this world had ever seen. Winds were so fierce that jumping would cause you to get carried off into frozen sky, and you could not see past your muzzle in thick snowfall. In confusion, one group of ponies got separated from rest, and wandered off east, further into Windigos' territory. These ponies, weak from days of little food and blisteringly cold weather, were pursued onto ice sheet on middle of completely frozen lake, and were surrounded by their ethereal pursuers. It was so cold, they had to huddle up to stay warm, as if any pony tried to run away, they would freeze solid within seconds of exposure to storm. Slowly, Windigos started to close in on their trapped prey..."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105122
105123 105124 105125 105145
imgbin-changeling-pony-the-crystal-empire-the-little-prince-LacA3ZbcMXmDEZhc06PX149Ww.jpg
>>105119
He nods, and points a hoof to his brown shirt, sea blue hat, and an emblem on his uniform

"Yes. As do they"
Now, he points to myriad other guards at the same station

>>105120
"Is that what Harmony means to you? Hugging?"

>>105121
White Orchid:
"Oh, we've heard this part of the story"
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105123
105126
>>105122
Iron looks at Pear innocently.
"Is harmony not about being nice to others?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105124
105126
>>105122
"Großartig, dann würde ich mit Ihrem Vorgesetzten sprechen"
Anonymous
9ggYG
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No.105125
105126 105128
>>105122
Onyx sighs and flops down on his flank
"You know, I haven't got all day. The yoke chafes"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105126
105127 105128 105130 105131 105134
>>105124
His mouth comes open slightly, but he rocovers, and points a hoof to a building nearby
"Diesen Weg"

>>105125
The emaciated yellow stallion stares at Onyx
"Hiss!"

>>105123
"That is a portion of the core of it, yes"

Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105127
105129
>>105126
"Huh? What are the other parts, then?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105128
105130 105135
>>105126
"Ausgezeichnet" Brie replies.
>>105125
"You'll want to come with us, and you'll want to bring your,... pocket knife."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105129
105132
>>105127
"It's a series of mores regulating the relations of ponies to one another, including requirements of honesty, loyalty, and generosity, as well as optimism and humility in personal life"
Anonymous
9ggYG
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No.105130
105134 105135
>>105126
"Yeah, screw you too pal"
>>105128
"It's in the wagon, we not bringing it?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105131
105133
>>105126
"You're welcome to search the carriage while we're inside." Brie says headed toward the building.
"Yes bring it, we have to speak to the appropriate ponies."
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105132
105135
>>105129
Iron seems like he gets it.
"So aside from hugging, there is also telling the truth, no treachery, give out things and... What are those last two again?"
Anonymous
9ggYG
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No.105133
105138
>>105131
"Alright, lead the way"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105134
>>105126
"You're welcome to search the carriage while we're inside." Brie says headed toward the building.
>>105130
"Yes bring it, we have to speak to the appropriate ponies."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105135
105136 105137
>>105128
>>105130
"And can tell you now, my superior is not going to want pocket knives in the room. He believes a 'disarmed' discussion is a civil discussion"

>>105132
"Optimism, a belief that things will turn out well even when it seems like they are not, and humility, which requires a reduced opinion of the self, especially in dealings with others."
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105136
105138
>>105135
"Oh I should expect not. We will be happy to disarm - and rearm - fully supervised."
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105137
105138
>>105135
Iron nods.
"So also be positive even in the worst circumstances and... look down on yourself and reduce your achievements?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105138
105139 105140 105141
>>105136
>>105133
The guard does not seem to expect Brie to disarm right there. Rather, he leads them to the building, which it seems was formerly a multilevel apartment building with some sort of Bar or something on the first floor, and a stairwell leading up the the second and third floors in a door off to the left. Entering from the street, the walls inside are white painted cinder-block. A second guard follows

"You should leave you weapons here before going upstairs"

>>105137
"That's not quite right, but not quite wrong either"
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105139
105142
>>105138
Iron simply stares her funny.
"That last one does not sound very productive."
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105140
105142
>>105138
Brie does so, removing the 2 throwing knives and short sword. "Nehmen Sie Ihre Waffen ab" he says to the two lings. He stands and waits for everyone to disarm.
Anonymous
9ggYG
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No.105141
105142
>>105138
"Mine will be in the wagon. Be careful of frostbite if you're foolish enough to touch it."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105142
105143 105144
>>105141
Did Spark die?

>>105140
Kerr removes his weapon, while Wesley says
"Ich habe mein im Auto gelassen ..."

>>105140
>>105141
"Are you ready now?"

>>105139
She shakes her head dismissively
"I cannot teach you in a single lesson what must be learned through a lifetime of careful teaching from parents and educators"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105143
105146
>>105142
"Yes, we're ready. This one left a trio of throwing knives in the carriage."
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105144
105146
>>105142
"That is true, indeed."
Iron's torch lights up, remembering something that Cauldron said.
"Oh! I think the leader ponies back in the metal jungle also practice it. They are humble ponies too, right?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
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No.105145
105149
>>105122
Silver smiles. "Perhaps, but you likely have not heard this exact story before.

"As Windigos closed in, many of these ponies begin to believe that their time was up. They took all foals they had with them, and moved them to center of pile, so that they might stay warm longest out of them all. While many of these ponies felt sad that they had apparently met their doom, they were glad they got to spend their final moments with their loved ones, even as those on outside of pile began to feel numb from cold Windigoes' approach brought.

"But then, out of darkness of snow, they saw light. It was brightest, warmest light they had ever seen in their lives. Quickly, it became brighter, and warmer, chasing away cold and storms and frightening Windigoes away. It was as if very sun itself had descended upon them. But ponies could not see what was happening, as it was too bright.

"When light finally dimmed, those ponies looked around them, and they could not believe their eyes. They were on shore of river, now, and it was no longer frozen, but flowing, free and clear. All of trees, bushes, flowers, and grass, previously covered in ice, were now in full bloom, as if in middle of summer. What was previously hard, cold ground felt cool and wet beneath their hooves. They broke off of pony pile they had formed to protect themselves, with adults wandering around in awe at their new surroundings, and foals frolicking around in newly-revealed forests and meadows.

"It was then they were approached by them. Beings, some in form of ponies, others in as-of-yet unknown forms, all of whom radiated power, came to them and gave gifts to these ponies. From tools to help work land and build for them new homes, to knowledge on how to grow local crops and how to survive in this landscape, to blessings for warmer years and stronger foals, they bestowed many gifts upon these ponies. And in center of these beings, there was her. She shone with radiance of very sun itself, still wet with morning dew, she looked as most beautiful mare in all of existence, wherever her hooves fell it was as if very earth was filled with life. She, flanked by two plows, gave blessing to these ponies, her beloved 'Star Children', that any and all mothers among these ponies may be protected from all harm, that they may give birth to strong foals who can resist all harshness this world and its denizens can give, that future generations may be strong enough to carry these ponies to greatness.

"And, as quick as they came, they left, and these ponies began to build their homes in this land that had been given to them, as they gave their thanks and prayers to those beings that had helped them in their darkest hour."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105146
105147 105148
>>105143
The guard nods
"He's been informed already"

He leads them upstairs, to a door to what was probably once an apartment, he opens it into a room that is, well......

The walls themselves are a bit changed, with portions covered in a black and greenish organic substance, and a simple black in others. In the center, on top of a still wooden floor is a simple metal desk. It's what is sitting at that desk that makes it different.

Brie sees for the very first time, at least, presumably this is his first time, an adult Drone. His muzzle is a bit wrinkled, he has a horn a little shorter than a unicorn's, his eyes are staright blue with no whites, fangs hang from thin lips and jagged teeth, and translucent holey wings stick out from chitinous skin. In shape, he looks like a greyhound, if a greyhound were deprived of food for a month. Over it all, he wears a very simple tan uniform, and judging from the rotary phone, he must be a clerk

"Er kann dich jetzt hinten sehen"

>>105144
She shakes her head
"Not any more. And not so humble"
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105147
>>105146
That bums Iron out.
"I expected as much from what I heard, honestly."
With that, Iron simply stands there, silently glancing at the presumed unconscious Grant and Pear once in a while.
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105148
105149
>>105146
"Schöne Grüße. Ich brauche eine spezielle Ausnahmegenehmigung, um Waffen zu behalten, während ich diese beiden zurückbringe" Brie pauses and turns to the lings and asks:
"Auf welchen Bienenstock sind wir unterwegs?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105149
105150 105151
>>105145
White orchid nods

Mint Marine:
"What did they give to them?"

>>105148
"Zu Ballen? Die Ponys kontrollieren das"
He says "Ponys" with some disgust

"ich... weiß es nicht"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105150
105152
>>105149
"Wer geht nach Bales? Wir gehen in die Hegemonie."
Brie sighs, not remembering the name of the particular are of the Changeling lands they're headed toward.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
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No.105151
105152
>>105149
"As I said, tools to help work land, knowledge on how to survive off land, and blessings to help them prosper. Much of it was related to agriculture, as old myths go, but they were also taught how to fish should food become scarce."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105152
105153 105154
>>105150
"Sie sind in Hegemonie. Im Ponyland der Mutter. Im Stadtteil Blueberry Fields"

>>105151
"They eat fish?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
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No.105153
105155
>>105152
"Sometimes, yes, especially if there is not much grain left in stores."
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105154
105155
>>105152
"Wir werden dann auf dem Weg sein, danke."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105155
105156 105158
>>105154
Whether Brie was intending it or not, he is sent through to another office, with even more decorations to it

A drone sits at a desk of black wood. He is a bit bigger, and a bit lighter in color, as well as less emaciated in appearance. He wears grey and black

"I was told you wanted to speak to me?"

>>105153
Both ponies are a little disgusted by this, but white orchid far more so
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105156
105157
>>105155
"Ah, you speak ponish, that will make things easier. I will need special dispensation to carry weapons as I escort these two back to their originating hive."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105157
105161
>>105156
The creature actually blinks, with lids that come up as much from the sides as the bottom

"First, who are you, where do you come from, and what is your intent?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105158
105159
>>105155
From the look on Silver's face he apparently shares the sentiment, though perhaps not for the exact same reasons. "Ah, it is not focus of story. What is are Star People, or, perhaps as some like Ratibor Svetoslavich believe, this kind of destiny as Star Children us Severyanans have been given by them."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105159
105160
>>105158
MM: "But... who are the Star Children?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105160
105162
>>105159
"It is name given to those first Severyanans by Star People, as story goes."
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105161
105162
>>105157
"Of course. My name is Brie, Brie Achtzig-Sechs. While conducting *ahem* business in Baltimare, I crossed paths with these two in an unsavory situation. This one is Wesley, and this one is Kerr." Brie says to the two lings "Sie können Ihre Verkleidungen vorerst entfernen."
He turns back to the officer.
"I intend to see them home, and petition for assistance from the Changeling hive"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105162
105163 105164
>>105160
"Then... Who are the Star People?"

>>105161
The two little nymphs burst into green fire, burning away their pony exteriors, and leaving behind the holey locusts. They at least look different enough from each other to distinguish, as Kerr has a few reddish features, and Wesley more blue

The uniformed drone, however, levels his horn at Brie, and sends forth green light at Brie, which is slightly shocking, and temporarily blurs his vision.

Roll will save
uEPYl
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No.105163
105165 105166
[diceroll]1d20-2=-7{9}[/diceroll]
>>105162
+ whatever the 5th level bonus is for a will save
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105164
105166
>>105162
Silver can only shrug while he trots along. "Nopony truly knows for certain. Actual gods, beings from another realm, visitors from other worlds. Perhaps they were just visions of starving, freezing ponies. Whatever they were, those early Severyanans believed they were important enough to worship as gods."
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105165
>>105163
Only +1 sadly.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105166
105167 105168
>>105163
Not quite good enough to save Brie's mind. He is now compelled to speak the truth, although should he test the spell's limits, he would find he at least has the capacity to refrain from speaking. Not that Changelings recognize self-incrimination rights. Something like Zone of Truth

The Changeling Officer continues where Brie left off
"Where did you find these two? What assistance did you request?"

>>105164
"The nuns tell of legends like that. Visions in the sky of saints, and what have you"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105167
105169
>>105166
"In a sex dungeon, owned by a prominent member of the Baltimare aristocracy. What? You asked,.... As for assistance, I want to see the pony in question - and his conspirators - "replaced"."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
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No.105168
105170
>>105166
"Perhaps, then, they are one and same, simply with different interpretations. At least up until Steel Stallion came, they were still worshipped in some capacity as part of our version of Celestialism, and held somewhere between saints and gods."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105169
105172
>>105167
Brie's field of vision twists inwards, and resets itself in a more or less intoxicated fashion for several moments
He sticks his short reptilian tongue out in a disgusted hiss
"As is what happens when Ponies dominate..."
But then, he is intrigued
"Tell me more about this 'replacement'"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105170
105171
>>105168
"I've heard about this. The split in the Church. The Northern Crusades..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105171
105173
>>105170
Silver nods. "And Vladimane the Great, or Saint Vladimane I suppose you would know him as, converting to Celestialism, and with him much of Severyana following."
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105172
105173 105174
>>105169
"Its really rather simple. Comte - that's the pony's name - and a few others who are already in positions of power and authority go missing, and then turn up 'different' than they were. They take control of the upper echelons, while I provide underground support as far as logistics and resources."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105173
105175 105176
>>105171
White Orchid blinks
"I haven't... gotten that far in history class yet"

Mint Marine (who is evidently younger) cannot say otherwise

>>105172
He nods, understanding
"And what do you want out of it?"
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105174
>>105172
I smell big brain time is coming up.
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105175
105177
>>105173
"Naturally an underground organization would need a leader that can pass the scrutiny of changeling inspection." Brie shrugs off-handedly.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105176
>>105173
Silver chuckles. "Fair enough. I suppose that is most you would ever come to learn about him, as it is what he was most known for. It is like Peter the Great who founded St. Petershoof, or Catherein the Great who led Severyanan Empire to its greatest territorial extent in history. That is, if you learn about them at all. I do not know what they teach in school in Equestria, nowadays."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105177
105178
>>105175
"I see... You want a commission to be set up as a Quisling governor in Pony Equestria, along with a set of infiltrators?"


Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105178
105179
>>105177
"I'm unfamiliar with those terms. If you mean, "I rule over the common pony while you fellows take over the upper class, leading to a slow infiltration and integration of changelings into the city, with both sides helping one another to maintain control", then yes."

Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105179
105180 105183
>>105178
He grins in a certain adversarial kind of way that implies that he privately disputes something Brie said. It must not bother him that much, because he says nothing about it.

"What did you need weapons for, and where were you going originally?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105180
105181 105182
>>105179
Did I go too far?
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105181
>>105180
You are in limbo for the time being.
Basically yes, but not in a bad way.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105182
105184
>>105180
No, I just didn't know what to write in response
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105183
105186
>>105179
"One always needs weapons when traveling the road, especially unfamiliar roads. I'm sure the Hegemony has done an excellent job of eliminating trouble between individuals, but what manner of indigenous life would make short work out of us? We're certainly not armed well enough to cause a stir amongst the authorities. As for where we are going, I don't honestly recall. These two would know better than I."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105184
105185 105186
>>105182
Okay, good, just didn't want to upset you...again.
I've suddenly noticed I have a problem with that.
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105185
105186
>>105184
The magic of interacting with other people.
It gives insight into yourself as well.

Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105186
105187 105188
>>105183
"What you are asking... would need clearance from a much higher level"

>>105184
You are fine

>>105185
It's often not pretty
Anonymous
uEPYl
?
No.105187
105189
>>105186
"Naturally"
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105188
105189
>>105186
I know it's not, but it's something that must be done.
Should I make Iron fall asleep to get that rested status?
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105189
105190 105191
>>105187
The drone starts to speak in Wechselbalg to the two Nymphs, and converses with them to try to verify Brie's story

He speaks again to Brie:
"Would you serve your Changeling handlers?"
"Would you turn them over to the Pony Authorities?"
"Would you refrain from intervening where your Changeling handlers gave you an order of Stay?"

Again, Brie is under a Zone of Truth style mind-spell

>>105188
He ain't got permission to sleep yet
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105190
>>105189
Darn. Time to wait, then.
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105191
105193
>>105189
"I don't know about handlers, but I would work with my allies to achieve a common goal. If I was wont to turn in changelings, I wouldn't be sitting here now (trust me, this hasn't been an easy journey). As for the last, are you asking if I would refrain from acting in a given context if there was a strategic advantage to doing so?" Brie asks this in a way that suggests he thinks the question is dumb. "Yes, I can follow instructions."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105193
105194
>>105191
"I am asking you, would you take orders from The Mother, and would you refrain from acting in a given context if you were so ordered by your handlers in the Hegemony, because you handlers have judged it to be in the Hegemony's strategic interests to do so?"
Anonymous
uEPYl
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No.105194
105195 105196
>>105193
"Of course"
I gotta pass out for the night
Anonymous
OAN18
?
No.105195
>>105194
Good night.
And don't play with matches.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105196
>>105194
Sleep well.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
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No.105197
105198 105199
And Goodnight to you all
Anonymous
OAN18
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No.105198
>>105197
Goodnight again.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105199
>>105197
And to you as well.
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105201
105203
Bap!
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105203
105204 105205
48286D1E-BA35-44D7-B4AD-2807C720EB8C.jpeg
>>105201

Anonymous
KnhBZ
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No.105204
105205
>>105203
Hm...
...boop!
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105205
105206 105207
eeeeeee.gif
>>105203
>>105204

Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105206
>>105205
Eeeeeeindeeeeeeed my eeeeeeing frieeeeeend.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105207
105208
2B66411F-10E1-431D-B992-2E8688B4C837.png
>>105205

Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105208
105209
>>105207
>And that's how I accidentally ate a baby
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105209
105210
>>105208
Woah there. Don't say that or the GM will make one of the changies dress up as a mango later.
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105210
105211 105214
>>105209
They can't change size, they'll be the giant mango. Hard to miss
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105211
105212
>>105210
I know, meaning that it's an easy target to sink those fangs in and slurp all of the 'mango' juice.
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105212
105213
>>105211
He's a bat, not a vampire
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105213
105215
>>105212
Who says fruit bats don't bite into their fruit to drink its contents?
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105214
105215
C1BEB004-C26C-455D-A975-C6DE134455F5.gif
>>105210
I mean... they can be a crate of mangos. Also don’t discount giant mangos
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105215
105216 105217
>>105213
>>105214
He prefers kiwis thank you
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105216
105218
>>105215
You'll have to roll bluff to convince of that one, chief.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105217
105218
E0E7E0C7-79DF-4BE8-BCDF-AE60266DB2C0.png
>>105215
That won’t stop them!
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105218
105219
>>105216
>roll bluff
Nigga please
>>105217
Of course there's an image for kiwis

Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105219
105220
let me see your war face.jpg
>>105218
Bullshit, you didn't convince me! Now show me a real statement!
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105220
105221
anonshit.png
>>105219

Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105221
BD39C285-6CD7-42B7-AAD0-76C477CE3DE7.png
>>105220
A reminder of the culinary options
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105222
105223 105224 105228
1BE5CDF5-DB14-4976-A3DA-63524D435C79.png
Okay, so I will not be fully available, and perhaps intermittently available tonight. Who wants to play?
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105223
>>105222
I'm up for it.
Are you going to phonepost?
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105224
105226
>>105222
Checked
I would
>EEEEEEEEEEEE
Like to
>EEEeeee
find out what
>eeeeeeeeeeeeeEEE
the changeling would say. We left off with 'I can't authorize this' "
oG26K
?
No.105225
Kidding aside, take ur time
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105226
105227
>>105224
>we can’t authorize this
Brie hasn’t gotten that far yet

“Why are you willing to work for Changelings?”
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105227
105229
>>105226
"Because appealing to Ponies has worked oh so well?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105228
>>105222
Sure, I'm here.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105229
105230
>>105227
“Have you ever worked with the Pony authorities, be they Equestrian or New Mareland?”

Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105230
105233
>>105229
"You are incredibly boring. I'm not sure if you're aware of it. You know I'm telling the truth cuz I'm under a Geese. That was it I think? Geesa? No, I've never worked with any sort of pony authorities."
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105231
"Wait, hold on a minute"
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105232
105233
"There was a bat-pony on the train. He was part of the area law enforcement. I refrained from killing him and killed his opponents."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105233
105235
>>105230
He ignores these

>>105232
“What opponents?”
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105234
105237
"Creedence Clearwater Revival or some such name as that. I placed a dagger in his thigh and he didn't blink," Brie says thoughtfully
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105235
105236 105237
>>105233
"They were part of revolutionary faction #7. Apparently they though that Pinkie Pie was onboard." Brie says with a smirk.
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105236
105237
>>105235
"Their rifles unironically paid our way," Brie says, somehow referencing the carriage, in spite of the circumstances
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105237
105238
>>105235
>>105234
>>105236
“Who are your confederates here?”
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105238
105240
"What I mean to say is, I killed several of them who stopped my train. I've killed others in the interim, bu those were the opponents you inquire of."
>>105237
"Lets see. Wesley and Kerr are paramount, followed by Sparks (Shimmering). He's my unicorn companion. Then there's Onyx. I understand his reputation preceeds him." Brie says with a wink.
"Of course, we shall make all accommodations as necessary and desired by her imminence, but we will be retaining our weapons." Brie assures pleasantly.
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105239
"Frag die jungetiere." Brie encourages.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105240
105242
>>105238
“You’ve named a particular pony in the Baltimare Governate to be replaced... Tell me, what do you have to offer her Majesty.”
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105241
Wesley:
“Es scheint, dass er ein Kollaborateur sein will”

Kerr:
“Er hat uns nicht getötet oder vergewaltigt”
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105242
105244
>>105240
Brie activates his disguise cloak to appear like the changeling in front of him.
"Well, I have a trick or two up my sleeve,"
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105243
105244
"I have to say, this is a whole lot more "Where did you work after High School" and a whole lot less "I will eat your soul if you don't tell me what I want to hear!" I mean seriously." Brie scoffs.
wZFAc
?
No.105244
105245
>>105242
He nods, but does not otherwise deviate from his direct tone and expression
“And what else?”

>>105243
“It was assumed you understood that much before coming to us. You know the basics of who we are, and reinforcing it does not help us much. What we must know, and what we do not know, is who you are, what you can do for us, and can we trust you. What you are proposing risks both the Hegemony’s international relations, and the lives of our Workers. We are asking you what we need to hear. If you feeling your soul eaten away slowly as you are entombed in a cocoon for longer than your natural life expectancy is not already impressed upon you as a distinct possibility should you displease us, then frankly we have no further use for you or this interview.”
\r
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105245
105246 105247
>>105244
"Well, you can shine a light in my eyes." Brie says dryly.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105246
105248
>>105245
And now, he asks
“What were you expecting?”
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105247
105249
>>105245
Seems things aren't going according to plan.
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105248
>>105246
"One or two drones independently seeking verification of my claims, as well as a thorough beating and maybe 2 weeks dungeon."
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105249
>>105247
>plan
newb
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105250
105251
"Speaking of which, I rather expected to be spitting out teeth at this point."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105251
105252
>>105250
“Are you disappointed?”
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105252
105253
>>105251
"Not yet, but I will be every time I have to repeat myself."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105253
105254 105255
>>105252
If the creature can raise an eyebrow, it did
“Let me repeat myself. What do you have to offer when infiltrating the Baltimare area that we cannot get from a drone or worker?”
Anonymous
oG26K
?
No.105254
105255
>>105253
Pasing out, sorry
Anonymous
KnhBZ
?
No.105255
>>105254
>>105253
Night to both of you.
Unless you have an action planned for Iron/don't want to hit the sack yet
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105258
105259 105265
8A43BE8A-FB89-4EC7-8794-08BDEDAD683B.jpeg
I’m out of the conference for the rest of the day

The last presentation was excellent, and a great way to end the half-day
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105259
105260
>>105258
That's great to hear, man! Got anything planned for your free half-of-the-day?
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105260
105261 105265
57AD5F3A-A05F-46E4-87FA-05D373FEBAAD.png
>>105259
Well, I was going to go visit a college friend I haven’t seen in a while... but he hasn’t messaged me back since Sunday, and in any event he still lives very far away
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105261
105262
>>105260
Well, whatever you do, I hope you have fun while doing it.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105262
105263 105264
1FE751EF-40F7-4577-9EE7-863FB4F289C5.jpeg
>>105261
It sounds like you do not have any suggestions
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105263
>>105262
*shrugs*
I don't know what I would suggest for you to do.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105264
>>105262
I don't even really know what for I would be suggesting.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105265
>>105258
Ey, that's pretty nice.
Good thing you're having fun.
>>105260
That sucks, man. I think. Not sure how eager you were to meet up with him.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105266
105267 105279 105280
So... does nopomy want to play today?
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105267
105268
>>105266
I got a few minutes.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105268
105269 105272
>>105267
Does Spark have any actions to declare as he is lead into the den of evil?
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105269
105270
>>105268
He makes sure they don't confiscate Tipsy.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105270
105271
>>105269
The guard stares at Spark for an extended period of time
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105271
105275
>>105270
Spark keeps Tipsy away from the guard.
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105272
105273
>>105268
>Den of evil
Oh joy, this should end great for the resident rock horse
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105273
105274
>>105272
Onyx is surrounded by a number of guards. They have ragged fur, often look kind of scrawny, wear brown or black formal uniforms, and curl up their bottom lips under the front of their muzzles in a curious manner
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105274
105275
>>105273
Onyx stays silent, hoping that this'll all be over soon.
And without him getting eated by a changeling.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105275
105276
>>105274
>>105271
Brie is taking a while. The guard starts to ask Onyx questions of his own:

“What did you come here for?”
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105276
105277
>>105275
"Cause I was dragged along by the bat, other than that I had no reason."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105277
105278
>>105276
“What can you tell me about this bat?” He asks, in his strange accented voice
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105278
105281
>>105277
"Not much, he likes to keep to himself. My turn for a question: who in Tartarus are you?"
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105279
105281
>>105266
I announce my availability.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105280
105283 105294
>>105266
I'm always wanting to play.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105281
105282 105286
C7225D78-EA53-4ECA-ACD8-2E5534A3FDEB.png
>>105278
He recoils back, offended at being spoken in that way.

He replies indignantly
“My name is Drohne Vierhundertfünfzig Von Schwarzgeflügelte Engel und Rachen, and I am an agent if the Hive’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs”

He does not end with “thank you very much,” but it is certainly implied in the way he answers

>>105279
A wild Iron appears! I may get to Iron tonight
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105282
105283
>>105281
"The hive you say?"
Onyx's eyes narrow as the corners of his mouth twitch a bit in anger
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105283
105284 105285 105292
>>105280
That isn’t what you said earlier today

>>105282
“Where do you think you are?” He replies
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105284
>>105283
That is...not, what I said. I didn't say anything related to me wanting to play.
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105285
105287
>>105283
"I wasn't completely sure, so... Thank you for clarifying"
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105286
>>105281
Ey, nice!
Last thing I recall is Pear saying politicians aren't humble or follow harmonic practices.
Kinda like Cauldron in a general sense.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105287
105288
>>105285
“What does the bat seek?” He continues
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105288
105289 105290
>>105287
"Ask him, I was just told we were helping the foals."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105289
>>105288
A second guard - actually the same yellow one seen earlier, comes close, says “Schmuggler. Wir brauchen dich” and leaves... Onyx and Spark are briefly alone
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105290
105291
>>105288
"So... how's it going bartender? Think we can get out of this one alive?"
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105291
>>105290
"I've been much better. As for getting out of here. Alive? Probably. Without severe damages? Not with the changelings. But, we'll find a way."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105292
105293
>>105283
So...
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105293
>>105292
Be patient. GM is currently posting with phone most likely.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105294
105295 105296
>>105280
Okay, Silver can proceed. Say something nice
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105295
>>105294
Dangit, GM. Stop making me look dumb.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105296
105297
>>105294
Something nice.

Seriously, thank you. I really do enjoy this game and this world you've made. I've ended up having more fun with this than I have with almost anything else.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105297
105298
>>105296
D’aww, thanks. *hugs the floofy pony*

I meant to Mint Marine or White Orchid
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105298
105299
>>105297
Oh, right, that.

"You know, I really was not expecting to end up purchasing all of this." He looks back at all of the stuff he's hauling on his back. "I will give you both this: you knew what you wanted. Plenty of stuff that appeals to your particular interests."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105299
105300
>>105298
White Orchid:
“Yeah, we knew what we wanted... we definitely didn’t just grab one if everything...”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105300
105301
>>105299
"Heh! Or that."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105301
105302
>>105300
Well, they arrive back at the orphanage
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105302
105303
>>105301
That they do. "Well...we're here." Silver holds his breath as he tries to maneuver himself and the mountain of stuff through the front door.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105303
105304
>>105302
It's difficult to maneuver the tower of toys through the front door, and a random nun stares on in disbelief as it comes through
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105304
105305
>>105303
"Heheheh…" Silver continues to carefully fit through the doorway. "You two never really gave me answer on how, or where, you are going to store all of this."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105305
105306
>>105304
The random nun:
"Yes little ones. How are you going to store it?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105306
105307 105308
>>105305
"...Perhaps something could be worked out?" Silver gives the nun a pleading look, presumably on the colts' behalf.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105307
>>105306
inb4 they return the pleading look back.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105308
105309
>>105306
The two little colts join in the assault, pressing down on the nun with combined arms... er, faces

"Oh, okay..."

They return to the large room, where a new chest is dragged in, and the toys are slowly poured in. Alongside another chest, where there are already a great many toys
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105309
105310
>>105308
Silver lets out a whistle while he assists in the efforts. "There sure is lot of toys here already. Did some ponies donate recently?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105310
105311
>>105309
"Yes... this deep blood-red stallion came by yesterday, and left some toys"

White orchid clings possessively to parts of a train set. A 2-6-4 Steam Locomotive, specifically. Imagine how Silver knows that
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105311
105312
>>105310
"Sounds like Dark Star. Unless there are other blood-red stallions in Baltimare I do not know about." He smiles at the vision of White Orchid. "It is nice having some possessions of your own, yes?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105312
105313
>>105311
"That might be him" she says

White orchid smiles as he looks at his loot
"Yes"

The nun adds,
"Normally the foals don't own their own toys. It's all communal property. We try to teach foals to share"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105313
105314
>>105312
"He is friend of mine, and good pony, even if I do not completely agree with some of his more...political opinions." He looks again at White Orchid, feeling a little bit of pride welling up. "It is good to share, but it is also nice to be able to claim ownership to something. It gives you little bit of normalcy, like you can feel like you have control over something in your life."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105314
105315
>>105313
After Silver says this, Mint Marine moves a step back, and White Orchid continues looking at the train set. The nun looks slightly upset, about to move a hoof forward, before White Orchid moves his eyes to make eye contact with Silver, and White Orchid responds to Silver:
"It does... It can be"
He gives a smile that is both sorrowful and grateful.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105315
105316
>>105314
Silver's not sure if his heart is going to break or burst first. For the moment, he settles for a nod and a heartfelt smile. "I had fun today, you two. I hope someday soon we will be able to spend some more time together. Perhaps next time we will be able to make use of some of that stuff I bought you, huh?" He looks between the two colts.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105316
105317 105318
>>105315
White Orchid looks a little happier now. Somewhere in his expression, he gives off the sense that he intends to establish himself as a Barron of toys over his little fiefdom of cap guns, swords, and hats contained in the chest, lending them out to the other foals in exchange for popularity or favors. Mint Marine stands in silence as he always does, or nearly always does, having long learned how to minimize his presence. But for all that, he still wears a look of pain, almost torment

White Orchid:
“That would be nice”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105317
105319
>>105316
The image that settles in his mind actually kinda amuses him. It's something that a normal colt would do, and as far as he's concerned, that's a good thing. Silver is still naturally worried for Mint Marine, and definitely hopes that he will start to heal soon, even if he has been left scared. He decides that, while perhaps there are others better suited to helping Mint recover from his trauma, he'll still try to be there for the little colt.

For now he leaves with a "goodbye" to the two colts, happy that he got to know them a bit better, at least.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105318
>>105316
These ID changes befuddle me.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105319
105320
>>105317
Before he leaves, but after he exits the ear-range of the nun, Mint Marine charges forward with a last question,
“Do you really think I am a bad pony?”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105320
105321
>>105319
Silver is...quite surprised by the question. Which is probably the point of him asking like this. "No, little one. I...I did not get to properly apologize for all of...that." Checking that they're still out of ear-shot of the nun, he continues. "I forgot where I was, and who I was talking to, and...honestly, I do get very passionate about these sort of things, and...I can not apologize enough for it. It was stupid. I was stupid."

He gives Mint Marine a soft look. "Again, I do not believe you are bad pony, just like how I do not believe Dark Star is bad pony for believing almost exact same thing as you." He turns to Mint Marine and puts a hoof over his heart. "You are good pony, Mint Marine, who has been hurt very badly. And when ponies are hurt like that, they are capable of doing or believing bad or evil things. I know this myself. But that is not what ultimately matters. What matters is in here. In your heart. And in your heart, I see good pony, kind of pony that would make your grandmother proud."

He removes the hoof from over Mint's heart. "I know you are hurt. And I can understand if you would rather try to face it on your own. But you do not have to try to alone. There are ponies out here who do care for you and would try to do whatever they could to help you heal, and I would be glad to count myself among them. If you would let me."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105321
105322
>>105320
The little pony’s ears droop for a moment, but slowly go back up. He seems speechless, much as he was before
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105322
105323
>>105321
Silver sits down to be more at eye-level with Mint Marine. "I would still like to see you again someday, and someday soon at that. I know you are wanting to see harbor, and while I may not be expert swimmer, especially with this winter coat of mine, I would like to see you make use of that scuba equipment, and perhaps teach me more about wonders of marine life along way."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105323
105324
>>105322
This gets a half-smile out of the sad, tired little pony
“... Maybe”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105324
105325
>>105323
"Maybe next time you will also tell me about new kind of shark, too." Silver musses up Mint's mane playfully. "Take care, little one. I hope to see you soon."
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105325
105327
>>105324
He closes his eyes, and tilts his head up into the ruffling with a smile. When Silver ceases, Mint Marine says “see you”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105327
105328
>>105325
Silver smiles at Mint before turning and leaving the orphanage. As he trots, he feels as if a weight has been lifted off his chest and shoulders. Like perhaps that things have the potential to be better, now, if not perfect. He will most certainly try to find an opportunity to make good on his claims, so that he may come back to the orphanage to spend time with the two colts he's gotten to know better.

For now, it's back to work for Silver.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105328
105329 105330
>>105327
D’aww, that’s sweet

Back to the Quarry, I presume?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105329
105330
>>105328
You know it. Time to see if enough time has passed for the pump to do its work.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105330
105331
>>105328
>>105329
So he has a lot more work ahead... Watch out for Silver getting hurt, unless the group mission is tomorrow.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105331
105332
>>105330
Eh. If he does, he'll just rub some dirt on it.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105332
105333
>>105331
Every hitpoint counts, even if you have 50.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105333
105335
>>105332
Fair enough. I imagine that's a bit of wisdom Iron is very intimately familiar with.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105334
105336 105337
Okay, I have to sleep now
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105335
105337
>>105333
Seeing how without his armor and shield he is almost always near death after every encounter, it's not a big surprise.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105336
>>105334
Goodnight, GM.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105337
105338
>>105334
Sleep well!

>>105335
Eeyup. This time, he'll have another tank to take the heat off of him.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105338
105339
>>105337
Protect me from stray DS bullets, please. I absorb the actual enemy shots, especially with the higher AC.
And possibly Dex increasing potions to raise it up even more.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105339
105340
>>105338
>stray DS bullets
[Vietnam flashbacks intensify]
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105340
105341
>>105339
Yeah, it's a very spooky way to enter the world of sodomy, if you know what I mean.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105341
105342
>>105340
Oh, Silver already knows very well.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105342
>>105341
shiver shiver
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105343
105344 105345
Bop
Silver "The Floff" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105344
105346
>>105343
Bep
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105345
105346 105348
14B82094-ABB6-4FEE-A6B5-7969D10A5CAE.gif
>>105343

Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105346
105347
>>105345
SNEK!
>>105344
Bip!
or VIP?
Silver "The Floff" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105347
>>105346
Bap!
Silver "The Floff" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105348
105349
>>105345
So, you want to continue, or do you need some time for yourself first?
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105349
105350
>>105348
I think it will still be a couple hours
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105350
>>105349
That's fine. Take however much time you need. I'll wait.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105351
105352 105353 105354 105355
ED8843D0-D3E3-49CF-B476-4BFA9D988F48.jpeg
Okay, ready
Anonymous
Awbrg
?
No.105352
105363
>>105351
*boop*
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105353
105356
>>105351
Blep
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105354
105358
>>105351
Sweet!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105355
105360
>>105351
Also, nice Blue Skies.
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105356
105357
08CF868C-ED73-484C-B51D-2FB39FE83035.gif
Wait.... who is >>105352?

>>105353
Blep
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105357
>>105356
I think it's Edgemeister.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105358
105359
>>105354
Alright, so Silver is going to the Quarry
Silver "The Floff" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105359
105360
>>105358
Precisely. He's going to check to see if the pump has done enough work for him to start.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105360
105361 105362
>>105355
>>105359
Why did he go from "floof" to "floff" in one post?

Anyways, Silver returns to see that the water level has indeed dropped, as has the angle of the light
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105361
>>105360
It's a changeling! Don't trust his words!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105362
105363
>>105360
*shrugs*

Now here's the question: has it dropped enough to prevent undead from hiding underneath its surface?
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105363
105364
2f63ec42-a06c-4f2d-b0a9-fb5057fe8404.gif
>>105352
Pic

>>105362
Only if they crouch
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105364
105365
>>105363
Hmm...good enough. I suppose it's time now. If anything's left crouching/legless, they'll be exposed by the pump by the time he's finished gathering the books Blue Skies needs.

Silver begins the process of re-equipping his armor and weapons he left in/by his cart, in particular he makes sure he's got his Lavender Rifle prepared for detonating the unexploded bomb in the quarry. He also grabs the fishing wire, the container of bait, and his Potions of Hide From Undead before positioning himself above the catacombs quarry exit. Assuming it's been reopened, that is.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105365
105366
>>105364
Again, a small trail leads down into the quarry from the edge. To Silver's left, the quarry is deeper, and there is still some water. It leads up almost like an upside down wedding cake to higher levels, with the right side containing the entrance to the catacombs.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105366
105367
>>105365
Hmm... Silver decides to do a test run with the sealed bait to see if he can keep it levitated with the fishing wire all the way from the entrance to the bomb by trotting along the trail.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105367
105368
>>105366
I'm confused as to what exactly is being attempted here
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105368
105369
>>105367
Basically, he's seeing if he can levitate the bait on the fishing wire from the catacombs entrance all the way to the bomb.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105369
105370
>>105368
If he climbs, trots, and wades all the way from the entrance to the bomb, then sure. That is not a straight-forward process, as it involves the risk of attracting creatures through the hole to the catacombs, and also any possible dangers unseen in the water
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105370
105371
>>105369
So, it'd simply be better to set up somewhere and drag the bait all the way.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105371
105372
>>105370
Okay, I am very confused by what you are suggesting? Are you suggesting he use his magic to try to extend out to levitate it? Are you suggesting he places the bait on a weighted fishing line exactly the same as if Silver were deep sea fishing for sturgeon, then sling it out on a fishing rod and reel it towards the direction of the bomb?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105372
105373
>>105371
The first thing I was suggesting lines up to the former.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105373
105374
>>105372
The bomb is across the quarry, and also closer towards Silver. At least 50 meters. His magic cannot extend that far
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105374
105375
>>105373
Okay, would that be within his abilities if he trotted alongside it?
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105375
105376
>>105374
The issue with that is that there are two "cake layers" where the elevation of the quarry goes up some feet, and that the last "layer" is partly submerged
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105376
105377
>>105375
It sounds like the only reasonable option would be to cast it out on the line and reel it back in.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105377
105378
>>105376
I'm not sure that he bought a fishing rod, even as he bought fishing line. I guess there are other options
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105378
105379
>>105377
It wasn't originally the idea I had, but perhaps buying a suitable fishing rod would be a good idea.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105379
105380
>>105378
However you want to approach it
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105380
105381 105382
>>105379
Probably a good idea to go buy a fishing rod, then. Here's hoping it'll be worth less that 36 Bits, or that there's a fishing supplies store in Baltimare ran by a pony, because otherwise there's going to be a very insulted Griffon shopkeeper.
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105381
>>105380
Come on, do a flip diving straight into the water.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105382
105383
>>105380
I'm going to assume this means that Silver goes back to the fishing shop

"Hallo" The white and gold griffin, with the scar running along his face, extends a claw in evident greetings
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105383
105384
>>105382
"Hello again, my friend. I was wondering if I could take look at selection of your fishing rods?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105384
105385
>>105383
He looks at Silver for a moment, narrowing eyebrows, before easing up
"Oh, yes. We have many fishing rod. What you want? Big fish, little fish? Sea? Lake?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105385
105386
>>105384
"Hmm. Probably small fish, on lake."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105386
105387 105388 105389
434eb07989248e40865f3e96fab10084.png
Fishing is hard.png
rod-action-002.jpg
>>105385
Uh
Anonymous
IuYnD
?
No.105387
>>105386
YES! FISHING SIM TIME!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105388
105389 105390
>>105386
You're talking to someone who knows nothing about fishing. You're also talking to someone who's looking more for avoiding pissing this Griffon off than anything.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105389
105390
>>105386
>>105388
In other words, I don't know what is best for what Silver's looking for. All I'm looking for is that the rod, reel, and a hook all together costs less that 36 Bits.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105390
105391
>>105388
>>105389
The Griffin guides Silver through a set of fishing rods kept along a wall, often taking them off and demonstrating their actions. It quickly becomes apparent to Silver that even if the two had a language in common, Silver would not really understand how to buy fishing rods. After some time, Silver explains that he needs a rod that can cast fishing line a relatively long distance, but only needs to support the weight of small fish. The Griffin selects one for Silver that hopefully meets those two qualifications
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105391
105392 105393
>>105390
Okay then, moment of truth: how much does it cost?
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105392
>>105391
"22 bits"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105393
105394
>>105391
"22 bits"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105394
105395
>>105393
"And what would be price with reel and hook? Or is that including all?"
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105395
105396
>>105394
"Vith reel, hook, sinker, line, 25 bits"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105396
105397
>>105395
Silver can, indeed, pay for all of that using coins.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105397
105398
>>105396
Lucky Silver

(Assuming Silver does indeed buy it)
The griffin counts the coins given to him, then claws over the fishing materials in each of their several pieces - the rod, the reel, the line, the hook, and the weight
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105398
105399
>>105397
"Thank you. I will remember this store, if someone asks me where they can buy fishing supplies."
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105399
105400
>>105398
The griffin nods, pulling back his beak in what must be smiling

"Dank Jou!"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105400
105401
>>105399
Alright, now Silver can return to the quarry with the goal of killing those undead..
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105401
105402
>>105400
Indeed he can
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105402
105403
>>105401
First things first: upon arriving, Silver assembles the fishing rod. This will certainly be new experience.
Anonymous
Pv1M3
?
No.105403
105404
>>105402
It's a straightforward enough process, and soon the fishing rod is fully assembled

I have to sleep now...
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105404
>>105403
Sleep well!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105405
105406
Is it my turn to say Bop?
Anonymous
wZFAc
?
No.105406
105407 105408
A3E2F3F7-18CA-4038-9CB7-9D9F5209659C.jpeg
>>105405
It might just be
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105407
105409
>>105406
Poor Shining.

So, you still need a couple hours to be ready like yesterday, or are you ready now? Or do you not want to continue right now?
Anonymous
xzKRv
?
No.105408
>>105406
Shiny sammich
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105409
105410
Okay, I am back from my week-long conference

>>105407
Sure

Silver’s move
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105410
105411
>>105409
Silver downs one of his two remaining Hide From Undead potions as he trots into position. He also eyes one of his bottles of whiskey on the way, but ultimately decides it's better to have a clear head than dulled nerves.

Two things: first, how did your conference go, and second, will casting the bait require some sort of roll, or is this going to be a freebee?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105411
105412
>>105410
It depends on how he “casts” it. If it’s with a fishing rod, then yes

It was mostly fun, almost like a little vacation
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105412
105413
>>105411
How else would he do it?

It's good to hear that you enjoyed it.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105413
105414
>>105412
If he’s taking the effort and expense of using a “hide from undead” potion there is not really a reason to cast it from a distance - he would just let it dangle as he spread it through the catacombs. If he’s casting it from a distance, he may as well let himself be bait
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105414
105415
>>105413
So, just trot into the catacombs, open the bait, and lead all of them out to the bomb for easy dispatching?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105415
105416
>>105414
You can do it however you want to
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105416
105417
>>105415
Honestly, I wasn't sure if that was even possible. It sounds like the simplest, easiest solution. So, if it's possible...yeah, let's go for it.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105417
105418
>>105416
Alright, Silver may execute his plan
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105418
105419
>>105417
Just one thing before we start: once Silver opens the bait, how quickly will the scent spread throughout the catacombs?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105419
105420
>>105418
That is itself something of a question, isn’t it?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105420
105421
>>105419
A very important one, at that. If it spreads quickly, then it's best that Silver opens it just inside the catacombs itself and let the bait do its work. If it spreads slowly, then it's best that Silver goes deep within the catacombs, opens it, then sprints with the bait all the way outside.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105421
105422
>>105420
Well, Silver should take that into consideration when laying it
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105422
105423
>>105421
Well, let's see: if it spreads quickly and Silver opens it deep inside the catacombs, then he's dead. If it spreads slowly and Silver opens it only just inside, then he only draws out a couple undead. Given those odds, it's less likely to result in Silver's death if he opens it just inside. Probably fucking myself over since you'll likely have it spread slowly, but it's better that Silver doesn't die just yet.

Unless that's what you're aiming for, I don't know.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105423
105424
>>105422
So.... where is he going to open it at in the area of the catacombs, and then what next?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105424
105425
>>105423
Just inside the catacombs when entering from the quarry. After that, it's just a matter of waiting for some ghasts to approach before leading them out to the bomb.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105425
105426
>>105424
Alright, would this be right inside the entrance, and would he do anything else to attract attention?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105426
105427
>>105425
Essentially, yeah, that or just outside the door to the room where the entrance is located. As for what else he would do, while they might not be able to hear any sounds Silver himself makes, they would probably still hear a gunshot from his Lavender rifle. So firing off a shot with that would help attract them, I think.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105427
105428
>>105426
Alright.

As Silver walks down, his side is darkened by the long shadows cast by the afternoon sun. The newly exposed rock on the quarry is still wet, and discolored, as is some of the water remaining in the bottom. The engine powering the pump drones on endlessly, as the water is pumped out. When Silver gets to the actual hole, rocks litter the bottom, and bricks are knocked out of place from the dynamiting. As before, air enters from the hole, going in. Silver does not see or hear much inside, and even the area beyond the hole is hard to see, by virtue of the hole’s perpendicular orientation to the setting sun
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105428
105429
>>105427
Good. Airflow will speed up diffusion of scent throughout catacombs. Silver takes a deep breath while he starts inside the entrance. If somepony were there to ask him, he would be lying if he said we wasn't a little nervous, courting death like this. Well, let us get this started. Silver opens the bait and wafts its pungent smell into the air. "HEY, UGLIES!" Silver grabs his rifle, firing a shot into the echoing darkness and working the bolt to load the next shot. "DINNER IS READY! COME AND GET IT!"
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105429
105430
>>105428
From the blackness, there is a sound of scurrying, and a faint scream
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105430
105431
>>105429
Silver can already feel his heart's pace quicken and his muscles tensing as his body begins producing adrenaline, preparing him for the ever-persistent fight-or-flight response. He sounds the dinner bell again, fighting off another shot into the darkness and working the bolt to load another. "NICE, TASTY MEAL, JUST FOR YOU ALL!"

Silver throws a brief glance over his shoulder to make sure there isn't anything coming from the water to try to get at him from behind.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105431
105432
>>105430
From inside - the sound of a rock being kicked. A soft growl. Another growl, and a softer, falling rock. Metal clangs. Another sound, unidentifiable, that sounds closest to fish flopping in shallow water. Still another sound that is somewhere between a female screaming, or a fox’s call. From behind... nothing visible yet. Silver may be approached from either side, or from a door across. In the blackness, it’s hard to tell if red eyes glance back at at him, then look away, or if those are the impressions left on his eyes from a quick glance into the setting sun
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105432
105433
>>105431
All of these very dangerous sounds and none of their sources visible. It's well more than enough to make the grizzled mercenary's fluffy coat hairs stand on end. He wafts the bait a bit more into the air while looking all around him. He doesn't like being exposed like this. He's in a very vulnerable position.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105433
105434
>>105432
The growling counties from afar, as does the scurrying, the occasional kicked rock, the sometimes clanging of the metal. But when it approaches.... it goes quiet
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105434
105435
>>105433
They are hunting. Even while under the effects of the potion he took, Silver still feels on edge. He pulls out his flashlight and turns it on to get just a little bit of a look inside the dark tunnel.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105435
105436
D53AED7F-1B65-4781-A41D-CDBE87A85223.jpeg
>>105434
Not everything that can be seen by the eye, can be correlated by the mind to the words to express it.

This is an approximation of the quadruped forms and glimmering eyes that stare back at Silver from the darkness. Remember, Silver’s back is against a symmetrical, equal tunnel
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105436
105437
>>105435
Needless to say, it is quite possibly the creepiest thing Silver has ever seen. "Селестия садится на мой рог и крутится…"

With that fairly creative swear and disturbing image in front of him, Silver decides that it's a good time to try to lead them out of the catacombs. He slowly makes his way back outside with the bait held out, while he uses his magic along the way to turn over and disturb the small(ish) rocks in the tunnel to simulate the sound of hoofsteps moving along.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105437
105438
>>105436
The deformed, mummified heads turn and growl at the sounds, one even lunging towards the rocks. He can bet he has their attention
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105438
105439
>>105437
"Come on, just follow me...you want some delicious food, yes?" Silver continues manipulating rocks as he trots along. He really hopes they're following, as he doesn't know much else he could try.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105439
105440
C30F87ED-20A0-45B5-96F6-B20D0E683F13.jpeg
>>105438
Oh, they’re following. If anything it’s a question if them coming too close to Silver
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105440
105441
>>105439
Silver really hopes he's getting close to sunlight. He tries to keep his distance, but his primary concern is getting out of this horror-show.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105441
105442
1A3A468F-F4A2-4E37-BB9C-645DDB0BF71D.jpeg
>>105440
The sunlight is 15 feet away. 15 of the longest feet Silver has ever had to walk in his life. With each step, an audible “clop” is made, and they listen intently, rushing forward a few feet, then stopping and listening again


Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105442
105443
>>105441
Silver, as it turns out, does not like being hunted by the undead. He quickens his pace ever-so slightly, wishing he can at least see the horrors which stalk him so.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105443
105444
6C1F28D8-190E-451D-8F67-6FA9D5C9163A.jpeg
>>105442
Silver can do that of course, although his hooves make more noise the faster he goes.

From further away, another female scream... Or maybe it’s a Fox’s call, who can say
https://youtu.be/UxLHUxzEoRU
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105444
105445 105446
>>105443
The thought occurs to him that perhaps there's something attacking the mare in the front office...a thought that isn't very comforting in this situation. He really does not want to be responsible for an innocent pony getting hurt or worse. He hopes it's just some other undead creature making noises, or that it really is just a fox call.

Towards the light Silver continues, the fur on his back sticking out and only contained by his clothing and armor.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105445
105446 105447
>>105444
Alright... Does Silver run for it, casually back out, or how does he wish to leave?
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105446
>>105445
>>105444
Moonwalk out of there!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105447
105448
>>105445
Silver grabs the heaviest boulder he can on the way out using his magic, before making a run for it. He hopes he can get the horde excited enough to follow his hoofsteps blindly, before chucking the bait and the boulder into the water by the bomb.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105448
105449
>>105447
Roll die. No, roll two die
nZh7n
?
No.105449
105450 105452
[1d20 = 20]
[1d20 = 8]
>>105448
>INB4: Silver dies from these rolls
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105450
105451 105452
>>105449
I am sure GM will pull his hair out and retcon everything if you die from this.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105451
>>105450
As nice a thought as that is, Silver is only a character, even if I personally have grown attached to him. He really wouldn't have to do anything like that. If Silver ever dies, he dies; I'd just have to deal with it and either quit or make a new character.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105452
105453 105454
>>105450
Oh ye of little faith

>>105449
Silver perfectly jumps out of the way of one outstretched hoof, and feels a tug on his tail, before pulling away of another
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105453
105454
>>105452
Those ghasts are getting frisky.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105454
105455
>>105452
"COME AND GET IT!"

Commence the running of the Ghasts, as Silver runs towards the bomb, bait and boulder in his telekinetic grip.

>>105453
Silver prefers mates whose breath doesn't stick to high heaven.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105455
105456
>>105454
That’s definitely a few rolls
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105456
105457 105458
>>105455
I am about half convinced that this is intended to kill Silver off, but alright, how many are needed.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105457
105459
>>105456
I feel like he's trying to make some tension.
Or have a new NPC just for you.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105458
105459
>>105456
Two
nZh7n
?
No.105459
105460 105461 105462 105463
[1d20 = 6]
[1d20 = 1]
>>105457
>>105458
Wish me luck, but I know what comes almost immediately after a Nat 20 for me, and there's most certainly going to be a Nat 1 or 2 soon.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105460
>>105459
Called it.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105461
>>105459
This two rolls policy is quite taxing.
oGUNI
?
No.105462
105463 105464 105465
[1d20+5 = 20]
[1d20+5 = 7]
>>105459
Two ghouls grab at Silver with sharp, bony hooves. Silver may want to get the hell out of there
oGUNI
?
No.105463
105464
[1d6+1 = 6]
>>105462
>>105459
A sharp hoof cuts past Silver’s protective outer layer, cutting him
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105464
105465 105467
>>105462
>>105463
So, before I make this next Fortitude save that I just absolutely know will kill him, can I ask: go where?
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105465
105466
1527953507150.png
>>105462
>Artificial 20
Welp.
>>105464
They're ghouls, not ghasts. I think the former doesn't have paralysis effects
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105466
>>105465
Oh, they do have Paralysis. It's just a DC 12 save instead of a DC 15 save.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105467
105468
>>105464
Sure. And the hell away from there
nZh7n
?
No.105468
105469 105476
[1d20+7 = 20]
>>105467
Okay, so that's a helpful note to leave Silver's final moments on. I will likely see you tomorrow with a new character sheet.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105469
105470
>>105468
Oi! I'll be the one to die first!
GM said so.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105470
105471
>>105469
Knowing both of our luck, it's debatable.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105471
105472 105473
>>105470
Goodnight, sweet prince. May flicks of angels sing thee to thy sleep
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105472
105474
>>105471
Well, if you're heading to bed, goodnight.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105473
>>105471
That's quite the spooky response, GM.
I wonder if this was spawned from a negative feeling you had acquired beforehand.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105474
105475
>>105472
.... No, that’s not what I was saying
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105475
>>105474
Ah. In that case, I have no idea what you meant.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105476
105477 105478
>>105468
Do you not enjoy combat?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105477
105478 105479
>>105476
I do, but I'm not sure this can be called combat at this moment.

So, Silver has with him a boulder and the bait. Is he within range to chuck them near the bomb?
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105478
>>105476
>>105477
He's mostly scared of his current situation.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105479
105480 105481
>>105477
He can throw it always. Casting from the Did is something else still
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105480
>>105479
Casting from the rod
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105481
105482
>>105479
Well, if they're within range, the first thing he definitely needs to do is throw that boulder into the water to make the undead think he's trying to escape by water, and that bait near/on the bomb to make them all gather around it, before he can run off to the side out of the way of the angry horde.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105482
105483
>>105481
Do it.

Roll for success
nZh7n
?
No.105483
105484 105485
[1d20 = 20]
>>105482
Let's see if this turns into a fail streak.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105484
105485
>>105483
>Nat 20
Silver is going to eat several Nat 1s after this, knowing how the dice gods like to play it.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105485
105486
>>105483
Silver deftly, silently, rolls the boulder along his spine, the fluff dampening any sound. Then, he pushes it up with a great shove, and into the water with a loud SPLASH

>>105484
Oh come on


Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105486
105487
>>105485
Sorry, I just know how things go with me and dice. I'm not looking this rare gift horse in the mouth.

Silver dives out of the way of the horde, levitating the bait over to the bomb if possible, and throwing it if that is not so.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105487
105488
1533399007997.png
>>105486
Have this cat pic for good luck.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105488
>>105487
Thank you. I shall cherish it always.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105489
105490 105491 105493
Okay, now I am too sleepy to continue
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105490
>>105489
Sleep well!
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105491
>>105489
Night night.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105492
105493
This is a preemptive bapping reconnaissance mission.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105493
105494 105495
>>105492
Operation Early Bap is a go.

>>105489
Just letting you know that I'm ready whenever you're ready, even though you're likely still asleep like a normal person.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105494
>>105493
This is the one day that GM has the most amount of free time. Hopefully nothing supernatural happens that limits this pattern.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105495
105496
CE841CE9-0234-4E1B-B46A-C460F812F74D.png
>>105493
Oh shit, you’re there
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105496
105497 105498
>>105495
...I didn't realize my presence would be such a surprise.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105497
>>105496
Let's just say that last time, you poofed into existence way into the night.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105498
105499
>>105496
Okay, so Silver has tossed a boulder into the water. I am less sure about the fate of the bait, or where Silver intends to go
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105499
105500
>>105498
Silver's going to at least try to dive out of the way of the horde, while either levitating or throwing the bait towards the bomb.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105500
105501
>>105499
The boulder made a hell of a splash, but Silver still has the bait, and his hooves still clop
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105501
105502
>>105500
So, what should be done first: a roll to throw the bait to the bomb, or a Move Silently check so the horde loses track of his hoofsteps?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105502
105503
>>105501
He can do either. Does he even want to toss the bait?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105503
105504
>>105502
He needs to get the bait away from him, somehow, and I don't know what else he could do in this particular instance.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105504
105505
>>105503
Alright.... roll die
nZh7n
?
No.105505
105506
[1d20 = 15]
>>105504

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105506
105507
>>105505
For what?
nZh7n
?
No.105507
105508
[1d20+4 = 9]
>>105506
I suppose that would be for tossing the bait.

Also, before I forget, here's the Move Silently roll for quietly getting out of the way of the horde..
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105508
105509
>>105507
Silver toss the bait pretty well into the water, even as he could have moved more silently
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105509
105510
>>105508
So, has the horde taken the bait, or will Silver need to make a more successful Move Silently check?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105510
105511
>>105509
He may want to run silently
nZh7n
?
No.105511
105512
[1d20+4 = 14]
>>105510
Alright then, here's another check.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105512
105513
>>105511
>>105511
As Silver shoots out of the blackness, he is followed by a mad, rushing horde of undead, centuries buried and exposed only now to the light. This reacquaintance with the sun, which most of them have not seen since they were living, breathing ponies of flesh and blood, does not cause them pause. Nothing but their quarry interests them now, and they trip and stumble over each other trying to get it. Two can feel it in their skinless, fleshless heaps before it pulls away from them, but none yet succeed. At last, they hear it dive into the receding lake, where the water cannot her fully wash away the putrid but delectable scent.

Silver watches the horde go over towards the water
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105513
105516
>>105512
Silver waits for the horde in all of its terrifying glory to get close to the unexploded bomb. He draws his rifle, waiting for the right moment to fire and send them all to kingdom come..
oGUNI
?
No.105514
105515
[1d2 = 1]

Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105515
>>105514
Spooky 1d2 roll.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105516
105517
>>105513
As the horde comes out into the sun, Silver sees it in fuller detail. Perhaps something around a dozen of them, mostly a bit smaller than the ghasts he knew, come out and towards the pool of water. They are missing portions of flesh, are entirely devoid of fur, and in all cases are skinny appearing, with the mummified remains having a mostly white color. Sometimes tail portions remain, and in most instances parts of the legs and hooves have fallen away to show exposed tendons. In some cases, portions of the mane remains. In some cases, nothing is left but bleached white mummified skin covering tattered bits of flesh clinging to bone. Some eyes remain in their sockets, all blackness or iris coloring bleeched out, and in some cases the eyes are missing completely, leaving black, empty sockets. Some have enough patterns on their skin and manes to show that they were once Zebra, and a couple have horns, or the remains of featherless wings, with exposed tendons and no feathers. In all cases, the lipless, noseless, formerly equine entities are unsettling, moving with unnerving speed and agility long after they have decayed, and their exposed teeth giving them an appearance of a kind of macabre smile. Not all in the horde move with such agility: a couple are late to join, or stumble with broken legs.

The quarry itself is roughly rectangular in shape, perhaps 400 feet by 200 feet or less at the top, and wider further away from Silver where a rectangular section juts further North. The quarry must have extracted solid blocks of granite, because the edges of the quarry itself, as well as the ledges, are of square shape with sharp, unnatural edges. The pinkish rock is almost shimmering with the rays of the sun on the far side, away from Silver, while the areas closer to Silver are dark and shielded from the sun. Unextracted rock, as well as dirt, form a small pathway leading up to Silver's position, as well as a series of flat areas that go progressively downwards, with the areas to Silver's left/North being lower, and the areas to Silver's right/South, towards the catacombs, being higher. The difference between the levels is perhaps five feet, but the ghouls stumble noticeably when crossing a level towards their target.

The water that remains at the bottom is a little murky - which may be nothing other than a function of the indirect sunlight, but disturbed mud and silt at the bottom of the quarry may also play a part. Some branches of long dead trees are visible sticking up at the far end... who knows what else may lurk in the water, undisturbed for a century.

The water's most famous interloper is the 250 lbs Aircraft dropped ordinance that sits upright against part of the north side of the quarry. It's more than a little rusted, but parts of its green paint have yet to flake away, and its stabilizer fins remain standing straight up. Exactly how this bomb came to be in that position is unknown, but it is not hard to construct a story: a wirraway, taking off from maybe as far away as Fillydelphia or Saltmane, crossed the oceans or Jungles to support the assault on Baltimare, Pinkamena's - Equestria's - last stand. Perhaps the battalion to which Poppy Primmer, Saccharine Spoon, and Lieutenant Blazer was crossing the area, and the opposing forces wanted it dispersed. Perhaps the Equestrians fortified now-demolished buildings, and the airstrike was sent to dislodge them. Perhaps over-worked pilots confused targets in the night time. In any event, a dive bomber went wide of its real target, and dropped the bomb on the edge of the lake. Either the water cushioned the fall, or the detonator was faulty, as it went straight down into the water before settling upright against a ledge. Who knows what other unexplored ordinance litters the fields, lots, rivers, ponds, and playgrounds of Equestria.

Silver himself is on a lot a number of acres in size, with some of the grass removed, and surrounded with a simple chain-linked fence marked with "no-trespassing," "private property," and "unexploded ordinance." Beyond this are several construction sites colored tan and brown by the disrupted sands. When the Chincoteague settled here, it was deciduous forest or meadows. When Curwhinny made his farm it was meadows still, a rural getaway from the then-distant town of Baltimare. When the company opened its quarry, Baltimare was encroaching to the South, and the site was open enough for a granite quarry, but close enough for big blocks to be transported only a few miles to new courthouses, townhalls, and higher-end town homes. But when the Mason family moved in, this area was still cheap enough for a poorer family to have a large plot with adjacent farms. The Silver Lake development project has own thoughts about the future of this area, and has bet enormous sums of money in a time of economic contraction caused by the war economy that this area will be the new North Baltimare. This area is the "nice" part of town, but still an easy commute from the commercial district, and Urbanization and "White-flight" will converge to bring better-off ponies from downtown and the countryside to this new community. The first step is to clear away some of the remnants of the area's history.

On another lot, a few ponies continue operating machinery, digging what is probably a trench for water or sewage piping. Their shift will be over in an hour.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105517
105518
>>105516
The light certainly makes them no less ugly than they were in the darkness, but he will take their unsettling appearance in the daylight to their terrifying presence in the shadows.

He keeps on target, waiting for when the horde is within the blast radius of the huge bomb. No doubt the workers on the nearby lot will receive a rude awakening when it goes off, as will the mare in the front office. I suppose I am just taking care of both of their issues at same time.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105518
105519
>>105517
What is the blast radius of this bomb exactly? Just how far away can it fling shrapnel? Perhaps this thought crosses Silver's mind as he takes aim at the bomb an undisclosed number of feet away, perhaps not.

The ghouls stumble, then get up, going towards the last known location of their person of interest, although with less precision and clarity than they did before
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105519
105520 105521
>>105518
Are there any nearby rocks that can be thrown?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105520
105522
>>105519
Yes. Many rocks
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105521
105522
>>105519
A number of the ghouls look upwards towards Silver at the loud gasoline engine driving the pump
nZh7n
?
No.105522
105523
[1d20 = 12]
>>105520
>>105521
Silver grabs a suitable rock in his magic, and flings it in the direction of the bomb.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105523
105524
>>105522
It goes wide some feet, but still lands in the water not all that far from the bomb. Some of the ghouls proceed into the water, thrashing around, some of them try to look for ways to get to the pump
nZh7n
?
No.105524
105525
[1d20 = 3]
>>105523
No you don't! Silver tries to get the rogue ghouls' attention by throwing another rock.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105525
105526
>>105524
This rock flies up and off towards Silver's right. The Ghouls are increasingly interested in the very loud two stroke engine next to Silver, and most start to walk towards it
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105526
105527 105528
>>105525
...It's next to Silver?
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105527
>>105526
Nice. You gon get some hugging partners!
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105528
105529
>>105526
You never specified where Silver was standing on the perimeter of the quarry, or even for that matter if he bothered to leave the quarry. But the pump is located at about the top of the quarry a little to the left and north of the ramp going into the quarry (which is on the southern part of the western side). The most natural area for a lazy adventurer to be is in the area between the ramp and the and the pump
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105529
105530
>>105528
In that case, it would be advantageous for Silver to quickly grab some more rocks and make his way up to the pump to shut it off.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105530
105531
>>105529
Now how does one shut this contraption off?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105531
105532
>>105530
I would assume shutting the fuel line off would do the trick. Either it blows up or Silver ends up kicking it off the edge of the quarry.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105532
105533
>>105531
Silver flips a switch, and the contraption slowly comes to a halt
nZh7n
?
No.105533
105534
[1d20 = 1]
>>105532
Silver lets out a silent sigh, and throws another rock towards the bomb to try to herd them back into the water.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105534
105535
>>105533
The rock slips upwards out of his hoof, flies straight upwards, and hits against the pump with a loud “clang!”
nZh7n
?
No.105535
105536
[1d20 = 20]
>>105534
Dammit! Silver throws another.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105536
105537
>>105535
This is much more successful, hitting the bomb directly, resounding with a “clang,” and even causing it to slip and scrape against the rock
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105537
105538
>>105536
Yes! Silver really hopes that that's enough noise to get the horde back down into the water.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105538
105539
>>105537
Well, it got their attention.

What precisely did Silver do with the bait?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105539
105540 105542
>>105538
He threw it to the bomb.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105540
105541
>>105539
You mean he tossed it into the water?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105541
105542
>>105540
...Yeah?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105542
105543
>>105539
>>105541
Well okay then
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105543
>>105542
...is that it? Ghouls go to bomb and await their demise?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105544
105545 105546
It looks like Silver is Kill. Maybe it is time to do Iron’s section
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105545
105554
>>105544
Ooh~
Well, if you truly think so, Go ahead.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105546
105547
>>105544
I've been waiting for your following up to "Well okay then".
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105547
105548
>>105546
Well.... There are some ghouls near the bomb, some kind of near because they never were able to climb out of the water, and some that are still kind of nearer Silver
nZh7n
?
No.105548
105549
[1d20 = 15]
>>105547
Silver throws another rock into the water.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105549
105550
>>105548
Hit. It attracts the attention of still other ghouls
nZh7n
?
No.105550
105551 105552
[1d20 = 10]
>>105549
How many are left who are not by the bomb?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105551
>>105550
Uh...didn't mean to roll, but if that's good then go for it.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105552
105553 105556
>>105550
At this point, merely two who are closer to the door. It may also be worth exploring the meaning of the phrase "close to the bomb"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105553
105554
>>105552
I suppose, knowing what little I know, then the lethal range for that bomb would be about the size of a room. Larger with how it's got the quarry wall to condense the explosive.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105554
105662
>>105545
Sparks from the flame fly upwards towards the night sky, which is noticeably more dotted with stars and distant celestial objects than the skies seen Iron has seen above Baltimare - certainly more so than the foggy night by the harbor.

Pear continues looking up, and though she does not look at, nor address Iron, she volunteers the following unprovoked:
"When I was young, my mother and father took me to the Summer Sun celebration in Canterlot. I was disinterested at first. It was crowded and kind of hot that morning. But when I saw it.... It was, it was stupendous. Like nothing I had ever seen before. Of all my childhood experiences, it was that one that left me in awe and wonder more so than any other. To be in the presence of nothing less than the divine... It let me know that there was something more than just ordinary life. I followed the Elements of Harmony in their stories. I read a lot of literature. Gusty the Great, Flash Prance, the Pillars... I got my mother to take me to see the Coronation even as money was tight. It was a welcome contrast with my home life. An over zealous tax collector. Union politics.... All that faded away against tales of noble deeds. I considered becoming a nun, but my parents wanted me to go to college, so I went to college. I got accepted into Equus University in Manehattan. My first day in class... i couldn't believe. There were Professors who openly insulted the Princesses. There were even those who denied that she moved the Sun"

>>105553
A modern fragmentation grenade has a "wounding range" of 49 feet, which is allegedly "half" the range of older models. A pure concussion grenade has a range of 7 feet. A 250 pound bomb weighs as much as about 190 fragmentation grenades, and has a thick steel coating like one
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105555
105557 105559 105561 105564
177962EB-5E4F-4F58-A0FA-091ECC15F651.jpeg
BEST PONY
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105556
105558
>>105552
So, perhaps one more successful rock throw to get the vast majority of them in the blast radius?
Anonymous
YQWes
?
No.105557
105558
ninja_boop_by_flamevulture17-d8lgww6.png
>>105555

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105558
105559
>>105557
oh noes... watch out Celestia!

>>105556
Sure
nZh7n
?
No.105559
105560
[1d20 = 20]
>>105555
Quads of truth.
>>105558
Well, here goes nothing.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105560
105562
>>105559
Another loud "CLANG!" that hits the bomb, and Silver may need to worry about knocking it over
DS
gn32g
?
No.105561
105563
>>105555
S T A L L I O N G A N G
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105562
105566
>>105560
Bullseye.

Silver brings his rifle up to his shoulder, and aims at the bomb's warhead.

Okay...focus aim on inhale, pull trigger on exhale.

Inhale...

So, just a regular attack roll now, or is that not necessary?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105563
105565
18d4v7.jpg
>>105561
HE LIVES!
Anonymous
9ggYG
?
No.105564
105566
>>105555
Stallion Gang Gang
DS
gn32g
?
No.105565
105566
bloop.png
>>105563
YEET
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105566
105567 105579
>>105562
Attack roll

>>105564
At least it's not a stallion gang bang

>>105565
She would never look so gleeful at the approach of a hoof near her snoot
DS
gn32g
?
No.105567
105568
>>105566
She loves it
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105568
105569
1980091.png
>>105567

DS
gn32g
?
No.105569
105570
_DarkStarHappy.png
>>105568
mmmmmm i love artillery
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105570
105571
The Best Rarity (2).jpg
>>105569
Touch the snoot, and you may become acquainted with the receiving end of it
DS
gn32g
?
No.105571
105572 105573
>>105570
Sounds like a Great Deal to me
*Boop*
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105572
105577
1512333274794-4.png
>>105571

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105573
105577
085BAF94-D098-418D-B992-B28B6501F128.jpeg
>>105571

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105574
105575 105577
Uh... do Onyx or Dark Star want to declare actions? Or Iron or Silver for that matter?
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105575
105576
>>105574
Hmm... I think we are waiting for clearance from the changelings. But I have missed a few days, so we could be past them.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105576
105581
>>105575
Onyx and Spark were last left alone in the base of the apartment building
DS
gn32g
?
No.105577
105578
__.png
>>105573
>>105572
>pic
>>105574
Uh where was i?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105578
105580
>>105577
Dark Star was talking to Blue Skies, trying to find out Silver's location
nZh7n
?
No.105579
105582 105590
[1d20+9 = 24]
>>105566
...exhale.

BANG!

Sorry, I was eating dinner.
DS
gn32g
?
No.105580
105582
>>105578
Right
"So you haven't seen silver?"
Shimmering Spark
H84w0
?
No.105581
105582
>>105576
What can we see there?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105582
105583 105584
>>105581
At the moment, no pony. A ragged pinkish-reddish carpeted floor, white walls with a bit of texture to them, iron railings on the staircase up, and wooden steps. A lower quality, older apartment foyer. There are mailboxes to the left, and the staircase to the right, as well as a hallway down the left

>>105579
Hit

Roll die

>>105580
"Last I saw him, he was going to the Curwhinny farm to try to extract books"
nZh7n
?
No.105583
105585 105590
[2d8 = 8]
>>105582
Not sure what modifiers apply, so add or subtract as needed.
DS
gn32g
?
No.105584
105585
>>105582
"Hmmmmmmmmm that place is....Spooky. i think i'llget some of those potions we had before."
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105585
105586 105589
>>105583
I meant roll a d20

>>105584
“What potions?”
nZh7n
?
No.105586
105587 105590
[1d20 = 12]
>>105585
Oh, that. Okay, let's see...
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105587
105588
>>105586
Also roll reflex
nZh7n
?
No.105588
105590
[1d20+5 = 25]
>>105587
To avoid shrapnel, I imagine.
DS
gn32g
?
No.105589
105590
>>105585
"Silver and i were able to sneak past the Ghasts after we Drank that potion, before the library caught on fire."
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105590
105591 105593
>>105588
>>105586
>>105583
>>105579
Silver takes aim at the Bomb with his Lavender rifle, in that little area between the fuse and the remainder of the warhead. He pulls the trigger, there is a "ding," and a fraction of a second before "ZING!"

The bomb explodes at first in red fire, then white and grey cloud. droplets of water are thrown up everywhere. from the opposite side of the Quarry can be seen little clouds of pink dust where, presumably, shrapnel has hit against the wall. Silver feels a WOOSH of compressed and hot air rush towards him, a "whirl" of something pass by his ear, and the grey cloud comes towards him after some of it bounces off against the lower part of the quarry. Silver is nearly knocked down by this and his rifle wobbles. Nearly, but Silver composes himself and stands firm as a ringing sound fills his ears

>>105589
"Oh. Yes. That..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105591
105592
>>105590
"...WOOHOOHOHOHOO! YEAH! THAT WAS AMAZING!" Even as he can't hear himself shout in amazement at the explosion he's caused, Silver jumps for joy at the awesome destruction he's wrecked. He puts a hoof in his ear to try to adjust it, making "mulp" or "malp" sounds to see if he can fight through the tinnitus. He also surveys the landscape to see what of the undead horde survived.
oGUNI
?
No.105592
105594
[12d20 = 120]
>>105591
He can barely hear the "mulp mulp," coming off in a sensation almost like that of being at high altitude. His ears ring on with a slow "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" that's almost like a damned bat pony but less annoying.

The little clouds of dust on the far wall rise, and ripples appear in the water over there as small fragments fall. A big wave crashes against the wall, breaks, and moves back, as water moves to the other side of the shallow lake completely engulfing the ripples over there. Something floats in the water, and the water itself is far more brown than it was before. A large crack appears in the side of the wall near where the bomb had been, and parts of rock fall into the water. the rock on the ledge where the bomb has been is now completely gone, and still more pieces of rock fall into the water. Something falls down and crashes into the ground on the North side of the quarry. Silver's shirt is wet, as are parts of his fur. Indeed, he could feel droplets of water splash on his muzzle. Now, he can smell what must be the explosives. It's a different smell than Silver is (probably) used to, smelling more like the TNT used to blow bridges or for mining than cordite or gunpowder
DS
gn32g
?
No.105593
105595
>>105590
"do you know where to Get potions?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105594
105595 105596
>>105592
Sweet Celestia, this tinnitus...

Silver looks at what landed in the North side of the quarry, curious to see if it's a piece of bomb that somehow survived, a piece of rock, or a piece of some ghast or ghoul that got blown to smithereens.
oGUNI
?
No.105595
105617
[1d4 = 2]
>>105594

>>105593
"Yes. I think Silver gets them from '2 strong for U'"
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105596
105597
>>105594
It's... part of a bicycle?
nZh7n
?
No.105597
105598
[1d20+3 = 5]
>>105596
Spot: Silver makes sure he's not seeing things wrong. ...Bicycle?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105598
105599
>>105597
It's... oblong in shape
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105599
105600
>>105598
Hmm...hope my eyesight is not going out alongside my hearing. Silver continues to survey the destruction for any surviving undead.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105600
105601
>>105599
There are pieces of corpses in the water, some bobbing, most separated into pieces. At least two are moving
nZh7n
?
No.105601
105602 105603
[1d20+9 = 16]
>>105600
Shooting fish in barrel. Silver takes aim at the nearest of the moving corpses, breathes in to steady his aim, then pulls the trigger on the exhale.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105602
105604
>>105601
"eeeeeeeee POW RAAAAAAH! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"

Hit. Roll damage die
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105603
105604
>>105601
Before Silver takes his shot, something else lands over behind Silver
nZh7n
?
No.105604
105605
[2d8 = 10]
>>105602

>>105603
Silver looks behind him to see what it is.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105605
105606
>>105604
It is damaged, but not completely dead

Also, Silver found his bait
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105606
105607
>>105605
"...You survived?" Silver grabs the bait to take a look at it.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105607
105608
>>105606
Part of it has been melted away by water, part has fallen out, and the tin container is bent, but yes, Silver has the smelly white substance in his hooves
nZh7n
?
No.105608
105609
[1d20+9 = 23]
>>105607
"Pleasant...got to find waste receptacle to throw this in when I get chance. Or biohazard container."

Silver returns to firing at the now-injured ghoul.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105609
105610
>>105608
Hit. The thing recoils again, and then falls over into the water, as the smell of brussel sprouts and cotton candy exudes from the container
nZh7n
?
No.105610
105611
[2d8 = 11]
>>105609
Not sure if a damage roll is needed, but here's one anyways.

*sniff sniff*

"Oh Goddesses...that stuff reeks..."
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105611
105612
>>105610
Oh it’s dead. I mean, it was already dead, but it’s more dead now. Double dead
nZh7n
?
No.105612
105613
[1d20+9 = 11]
>>105611
"Good. One more target that I can see." Silver targets the other ghoul.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105613
105614
>>105612
Miss
nZh7n
?
No.105614
105615
[1d20+9 = 28]
>>105613
"Дерьмо." He tries again.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105615
105616
>>105614
Hit

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
nZh7n
?
No.105616
105618
[2d8 = 14]
>>105615
Silver finds upon working the bolt that he's empty, and thus has to load a new clip into the rifle.
DS
gn32g
?
No.105617
105620
>>105595
"2 strong 4 u? do they have the strongest potions around?"

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105618
105619
>>105616
The creature screams, and Silver causally pulls out a clip, lines it up to the magazine, presses the bullets down into the magazine, cycles the bolt, and is ready for his next shot
nZh7n
?
No.105619
105620
[1d20+9 = 27]
>>105618
"Is this cheap? Probably." Silver breaks in the fresh clip by firing at the wounded ghoul.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105620
105621 105627
>>105617
“I mean... I don’t know. I don’t buy potions.”

>>105619
Hit, and screech
nZh7n
?
No.105621
105622
[2d8 = 10]
>>105620
Silver looks around to get a bearing on his surroundings. He can't very well hear at the moment, after all.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105622
105623
>>105621
There is another something paddling in the water, and a couple more moving things near the entrance. Roll spot for more
nZh7n
?
No.105623
105624
[1d20+3 = 23]
>>105622

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105624
105625
>>105623
At least the blast has not affected Silver’s vision. Near the entrance are two undead figures that are more cautious in approach... or more afraid of the light. One is a ghoul or ghast in what seems to be a suit of armor - a firmly standing pony whose status as undead is only really discernable his exposed, fleshless nose and clear eye sockets. The second is a wrapped pony figure with space enough for wings. In the water, flops something black - a water ghoul it seems, wearing the remnants of a white dress. Over in the far off distance, in the sky, Silver sees a very large hawk flying his way


nZh7n
?
No.105625
105626
[1d20 = 16]
>>105624
"Drawn in by scent of bait on wind, no doubt..."

Silver tries throwing the bait in the direction of the three remaining ghasts. Perhaps I can get them to fight each other?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105626
105628
>>105625
Silver does not succeed in throwing it immediately next to the entrance. What he does do is toss it onto a flat area next to the water one level below the flat area next to the entrance
DS
gn32g
?
No.105627
105629
>>105620
"Hmmmm Where Are they at?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105628
105629
>>105626
Close enough. At least this might keep hawk from attacking me.

Silver takes stock of the situation. Okay...that one is obviously water or lake ghast. Soft target, compared to others. Probably should take it out first. Undead in armor will be little bit harder target to hit, but I do not know why he shows restraint in coming out into light like others...and... Silver takes a look again at the third figure. ...is that mummy?

Any other sort of distinguishing features that might give away the type of undead those two are?
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105629
105630 105646
>>105627
“Down on East main”

>>105628
Looks like a water undead, a mummy, and something in armor
nZh7n
?
No.105630
105631 105632
[1d20+9 = 29]
>>105629
I should avoid combat with those two until I know what I am dealing with. Mummy especially. Perhaps we can remain non-hostile to each other. Now, other undead on other hoof...

Silver fires at the undead in the water.
nZh7n
?
No.105631
105632
[1d20+9 = 24]
>>105630
I think I heard once that undead are immune to Critical Hits, but fuck it, rolling to confirm.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105632
105633
>>105630
>>105631
Hit, and confirmed hit. Silver may roll twice as many damage did
nZh7n
?
No.105633
105634
[4d8 = 12]
>>105632

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105634
105635
>>105633
It hisses from what seems to be a head shot. Part of the skull of the black mare in wilted white dress is gone. It looks at Silver, and stares at him with what remains of its face. So to, do the other undead
nZh7n
?
No.105635
105636
[1d20+9 = 19]
>>105634
"Yes yes, hi, hello." Silver himself is a little surprised by the accuracy of the shot. He tries again.
nZh7n
?
No.105636
105637
[2d8 = 7]
>>105635
I think that's a hit, might be wrong.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105637
105638
>>105636
Hit, and it is almost dead. Almost

“AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHGGGGG!”
It screams like a mare
nZh7n
?
No.105638
105639
[1d20+9 = 26]
>>105637
"That must have been what was causing noise...creepy." If it wasn't for the fact that he knows that that's not a living mare, he'd be more hesitant to keep attacking. As it is, he hopes he can just put the poor mare's corpse to rest.
nZh7n
?
No.105639
105640
[2d8 = 6]
>>105638

Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105640
105641
>>105639
“AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHGGGGG!”
It is shot again, and collapses into the water. Its black, hairless skin looks almost pickled
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105641
105642
>>105640
"Hmm...is it dead? Dead-er, I mean?"
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105642
105643
>>105641
It... looks deader
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105643
105644
>>105642
"That is good, at least." Silver takes a look at what the other two undead are currently doing.
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105644
105645
>>105643
They cautiously approach the bait, while glancing over in Silver’s direction
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105645
105647
>>105644
Hmm...should I attack them? I am uncertain of their abilities in combat, and that in and of itself is dangerous...

Okay, can I honestly ask what the attributes of these two undead are? I know we are both looking to finish this job up, but it's not worth it if these undead can stomp Silver into dust. Especially if that mummy has the same stats as the page on the SRD has.
DS
gn32g
?
No.105646
105647
>>105629
"I Need to stop by there."
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105647
105648 105649
>>105645
Now wouldn’t Silver like to know?

They again cautious approach the bait, and stare back up at the origin of the shots

>>105646
“Then let’s go”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105648
105650
>>105647
Well, they aren't stupid. They show fear that is uncharacteristic of other undead. For now, he is content to watch from his perch. I am not sure about armored undead, but perhaps there is way to get mummy out of there peacefully. Maybe Black Hooves would show interest.
DS
gn32g
?
No.105649
105650
>>105647
Dark Star walks to the front door and the hails them a taxi
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105650
105651 105652 105653
>>105648
Silver, in his role as an observer, gets perhaps just a bit more than he bargained for. From above, appears, of all things, a Roc, probably a juvenile or a smaller breed. No, it's not as big as the Rocs than can carry away elephants. Those have all been driven back, away from industrial civilization, and reside now only in their sanctuaries in the mountains where no pony dare tread. At least... hopefully they don't exist in heavily populated areas... That does not stop the fact that it's a damned roc, easily taking up the entire ledge, with a wingspan of... big, and about as big as adult adult Dragon.

It gives a loud Caw and leans down for the bait

>>105649
It is so. A taxi appears for them
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105651
105652 105654
>>105650
...The heck is a Roc?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105652
105654
>>105650
>>105651
Just looked it up on Derpi. Jesus fucking Christ, that's a big birb...
DS
gn32g
?
No.105653
105654
>>105650
He gives the address of the shop
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105654
105655 105656
Dd-wfOsV0AEl-Jy.jpg large.jpg
>>105651
>>105652
"R-O-C-S Rocs. Humongous birds that can snack on a molting dragon like candy"

The urban permutation is much smaller than a full mountain raptor, but... It's still big enough to give a dragon a run for its treasure horde

>>105653
Dark Star arrives at "2 Strong 4 U"
DS
gn32g
?
No.105655
105657
>>105654
Dark Star Walks in
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105656
105657
>>105654
Silver's jaw drops at the magnificent and scary sight. No words yet come from his mouth as he watches the, to put it lightly, big bird.
oGUNI
?
No.105657
105658 105659 105660
[1d20+11 = 30]
[1d20+7 = 12]
>>105655
It's a little more darkly lit. Some potions are on the wall. A Zebra in full zebra cultural dress greats Dark Star

"Come into my shop, Mr. blood red steed
Be it strength, stamina or health, we have what you need"

>>105656
Neither do any words come from the undead figures, obscured by the bird. But they do make clear "Hiss!" sounds
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105658
>>105657
...Are they trying to fight that thing?
oGUNI
?
No.105659
105661
[1d20+16 = 30]
[1d20+13 = 24]
>>105657
"Eeeek!" it recoils, and claws back
DS
gn32g
?
No.105660
105663
>>105657
"Uh hello, I Need The Ability To Not Be sensed by undead Creatures. If you Don't mind me asking, Why are you rhyming?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105661
105664
>>105659
Silver almost wishes he had some popcorn with him.
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105662
105664
>>105554
Iron's ears flicker a bit, nodding.
"It does sounds amazing to see the god you worship in person doing the thing she says she does."
He frowns slightly
"Although I am quite unsure that she is the one that does it. She does not strike me as the one that represents the Sun fully to move it."
He approaches one hoof close to the fire.
"I am quite surprised you even wanted to be a nun from that event alone. Did it truly give you that much hope and joy simply from seeing the celebration took place?"
Anonymous
oGUNI
?
No.105663
105670
>>105660
"To the words I speak you need pay no mind
For where I come from, it is most sublime
To make every sentence end in rhyme
As for your potion, that I shall soon find
What you need is to hide from the undead
So that you may face the danger ahead"

She pulls a bottle off the shelf
"When you drink this bottle of red potion
You may enter crypts without commotion"
oGUNI
?
No.105664
105665 105666 105668
[1d20+13 = 15]
[1d20+7 = 17]
>>105661
They strike back at it, although the mummy is clearly clawed by the Roc

>>105662
"Of course you don't... No. What takes a lifetime is not built by a single event. But a single event can epitomize something. Be the breakthrough where thoughts are clarified. Or be a symbol, where so many other similar moments are represented by one."


oGUNI
?
No.105665
[1d20+13 = 21]
[1d20 = 3]
[1d20 = 5]
>>105664
"EEEEK!"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105666
105667
>>105664
Well, I do have this. Silver pulls out one of the bottles of whiskey he bought, pops it open, and takes a drink. It is not often he gets to see something like this: two undead taking on a giant bird.
oGUNI
?
No.105667
105669 105671
[1d20+11 = 30]
[1d20+7 = 21]
>>105666
It looks as if both struck at the bird, with the mummy hitting its chest, then the bird struck at the mummy, then both struck at and hit the bird - just barely - and the bird struck the armored ghast back, tearing through its plates
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105668
105671
>>105664
Iron's ears flatten and his head cocks yet again.
"What did it represent to you?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105669
>>105667
This is quite exciting. I wonder who will win.
DS
gn32g
?
No.105670
105671
>>105663
"So Everypony Speaks in Rhythms in Zebrica? How Odd."
He looks down at the red liquid
"How Much is it?"
oGUNI
?
No.105671
105672 105674 105675 105676 105678
[1d20 = 6]
[1d20 = 5]
>>105667
Both hit, tearing into the bird

>>105668
"Something higher. Something better than listening to my dad plea with his landlord. A we and wonder distilled into their purest."

>>105670
"If you want to avoid the zombie's hits
I will sell it to you for fort bits"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105672
105673
>>105671
This bird is taking beating...
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105673
>>105672
Meant to be italics, there, like it's his own inner thoughts.
oGUNI
?
No.105674
105679
[1d8+8 = 9]
[1d8+5 = 11]
[2d6+20 = 29]
>>105671

oGUNI
?
No.105675
105677 105679 105680
[1d20+13 = 14]
>>105671
It strikes back, again at the mummy
DS
gn32g
?
No.105676
105680
>>105671
"My That Price Seems A little High. how about 25 bits?"
DS
gn32g
?
No.105677
>>105675
OOF
Anonymous
F0JHe
?
No.105678
105680
>>105671
Iron nods again.
"I see."
He pokes the ground.
"So it gave you hope that things could work balanced, without any sort of complications caused by ponies themselves."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
nZh7n
?
No.105679
105680
>>105674
>>105675
Silver takes another drink from his whiskey bottle. It is good thing I threw that bait. I am very glad I do not have to fight that thing.
oGUNI
?
No.105680
105681 105682 105687
[1d20+7 = 20]
[1d20+11 = 22]
>>105675
And it trips........