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
Dark Star and Silver are preparing a task for the Civil Administration. Iron is drowning in a Lake. Brie has just gotten approval to speak with a Changeling agent about acting as a collaborator, and Spark is petting the weird cat things.
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Spark guides Onyx back to the wagon.
They go back towards the wagon. It’s still there, sitting in the winter night, even if a dog has taken up residence underneath it. Ruby goes by, carrying the cow
“Now I just need to find my brother, and meet up with Dawson...”
"Spark, we got any booze in the wagon?"
Onyx lies down besides the wagon, wincing in pain.
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i missed something important it looks like.
"I don't think so buddy. Just stay with me.">>108795
"Who is Dawson?"
Yeah. Brie has come back from the nether
"Who's idea was it to travel without booze? Damnit, nevermind then... I'll survive.">>108799
Remember kids, 1 block in the nether is 8 blocks in the overworld.
Eeyup. Brie is liv and the gang fought an owlbear, Iron is trying to confess to having the same dream as Cauldron (and subsequently almost boning her in it), and Silver made the GM cry and is about to be 9,000 Bits richer.
“He was the property we keep the cows on... another young stallion.”>>108801
I think onyx has basically no real supplies
Well duh, he's that homeless vetren on the street corner with the big ass knife.
But I thought the others might have booze.
"I don't suppose we can head there to patch ourselves up?">>108804
Spark does but Tipsy is not for drinking.
Silver had a mini speech in front of Curwhinny's corpse that brought an "Awwwwwwww.
" and a crying Sweetie Belle image out of the GM.
“Sure, he has a cabin out here, if you want to take your cart with you just go up the ridge and there’s a trail”
Yeah, he finally completed the catacomb quest and laid rest to Curwhinny, the pony whose story I didn't really read about but seems to a tragic tale of a stallion who lost his colt and therefore researched necromancy to maybe bring him back, maybe.
Dude lost his entire family
to plague. Yeah, it's pretty tragic.
Oh. Well, he did try to find a solution through necromancy, right?
That part wasn't wrong, right?
Can tipsy be used to disinfect cuts?>>108808
"That might be wise..."
Spark gets out and pulls the cart, however slowly, toward the trail.>>108813
No. And hopefully the changelings leave you alone in there.
He should've at least planted a failsafe of killing everything if he ever failed in his quest.JK. Curwhinny is nice, I think.
He takes Betsy down a little trail off to the side, just ahead of them. It’s barely noticeable from the road, but it’s big enough to get at least a cow down
“They are just this way”
Spark continues to haul the wagon, but remembers that they might not take kindly to their cargo, so keeps distance.
I think he's a bit occupied with the once in a blue moon guests.
Spark pulls the cart along further, and onyx can feel his sores
“It’s just down this way”
The distance is actually s little further than a Ruby seems to want them to believe, but after less than a mile, they see a clearing with a small cabin. The cabin is wooden, over to right is a fallow field that’s a bit small than a full agricultural field, more like an oversized garden, and behind it is a kind of barn. Between both is a large clearing of just snow covered ground with more than a few treacle on it
“This is Dawson’s place. We keep our cows in his barn at night, even if it’s too risky to keep them there diluting the day. Dawson, Rose and my brother should be here”
The little boy speaks with an accent that must be typical of this locale>>108825
Dark Star better hope he doesn’t prune, because he could prune
"This is a nice place. I didn't expect there to anything nice left in the changeling territory."
"Why can't ya have cows around here?"
“What do you mean?”
He can’t read her well>>108829
“They mostly leave the buildings intact. Mostly. They don’t like ponies living out in the forest, away from where they can be watched, so this may not last. Dawson is registered to the town over yonder, so they may not think he ‘lives’ here.”>>108830
“Exactions... collectivization... sometimes it’s just theft. They will take your privately owned cows”
He remains lost in thought for a few minutes more,then he gets up and stretches to help his muscles loosen up. and then he walks out of the sauna.
Well, he does so. When he goes outside, there is a certain blue mare there
"Do you wish to leave for New Mareland territory at somepoint?"
While he does want to know if she really saw and felt the last thing before 'death', he can't bring himself to say it himself, swallowing a lump in his throat for bringing it up.
"Oh, it is, uh nothing. It was a rather miniscule detail in the grand scheme of things."
(I will have to leave it for later.)
[Charisma 1/9] I saw this dream where I confessed to you and we almost did sexual relations.
is anypony else in earshot?
“Leave? We are farmers. These lands are ours and have been for centuries. And we don’t have much besides our land.”>>108835
“Oh. Okay then.” She says>>108838
At least one
Iron starts to sweat.
(She even appears unfazed by all of it! How does she do it!? Did we have the same exact dream or not?! ARGH!)
But on the outside, he's simply staring blankly, looking for the restaurant to retreat and lick his pride wounds.
(I cannot do that without getting me some breakfast there first, though. Now that would be disrespectful if I dared not eat there after all this walk.)
"Well, I can respect that. But if you change your mind, I do have a bit of a skill at helping ponies cross."
“Well, thanks. My brother should be here, and so is Dawson. Let me open this door”
He places Betsy’s rope around a post, then opens the door of the cabin and looks in
Onyx stumbled out and follows behind the others
Iron starts to sweat even more.
(Oh no! If I utter out the whole 'I dreamt I rutted you', she is going to be horrified! I have to come up with an excuse! Think, Iron, Think!)
"O-oh no! I am completely
fine. I assure you. No secrets in here."
He strains a smile.
(I am not a good liar.)
Spark makes sure the wagon door is closed before helping Onyx to the cabin.
There little cargo is still safe inside the back of the cart. The cow is at the post, and ruby is inside the cabin for a moment
“Huh... I don’t see any of them here. They must be around back. I’ll go out the cow up”
He takes the rope, and moves with the cow around the cabin>>108847
“Are you sure...?>>108845
Still, a strange look
There is a light in the cabin, and smoke coming from the chimney, so clearly they are around
“Must be meeting in the barn, let me just go see”
He puts the rope back in his mouth, and pulls the cow over to the barn, then taps on the barn door
Then he opens it, to try to lead the cow in
[1d20+1 = 3]>>108852
Iron's reliving of the last moments can't help but spring up his archnemesis: Impulses The Brie Destroyer.WARNING: ANY BRIES OUT HERE MUST NOT READ THE SPOILER BELOW.SECOND WARNING: NO BRIES ALLOWED DOWN THIS LINE.You asked for it.His body is activating his member again, contrary to what Iron currently wants right now.(Get a hold of yourself! We are going to crash!)
Rolling will save
Spark is now getting nervous. He still follows.
“Let me put Betsy away...”
As the pony sticks his head in, then goes in, another pony walks around from around back. It’s a beige Earth pony stallion, with dark brown mane. He has a rifle on him, and says nothing
>>108860I kinda have the feeling my action wasn't exactly approved by the GM.I guess I should redo it.>>108852
Iron can't help but strain his smile even further, feeling like he's in an actual desert with all the sweat on his coat.
(Do I go for it? Do I just... shove my heart out in an inopportune moment like this? I... I cannot. I must withdraw.)
There is absolutely nothing
wrong with me."
"Great, you should use the sauna. its fantastic."
He turns to Blue
"How you liking the spa?"
Onyx rolls his shoulders, shifting the halberd on his back. He isn't gonna let this pony think he's weak and beaten up.
“Huh? Oh! Dark Star. That’s you, right?”>>108866
The pony keeps coming forward, and pulls a little closer into the light. He says nothing
Iron keeps straining that big, fake grin on her. He looks to the sides.
"Are you... convinced yet?"
Spark backs up.
"Hey, you might want to hurry up with the cow in there!"
She looks as if she has forgotten just what she was supposed to be convinced of>>108874
“What is it?”
"How's your day at the spa been?"
"Somepony with a gun. Is he Dawson?"
She looks a little confused at the last statement, but continues, and gives a grin - that sort of grin that is peculiar to her
“Oh. Yes! That must be Dawson. Dawson!”
He sticks his head back out, and seems to let the cow loose in the barn while he looks over.
The pony does not say anything, and moves closer
"Does he think we are a threat?"
Onyx instinctively readies his halberd
Iron looks as if he has forgotten just how he was supposed to react to unreaction.
(She is onto me! Panic! PANIC! I MUST GIVE HER A SALTCUBE TO LICK ON, NOW!)
He puts both forelegs up, as if he was trying to surrender to an armed squadron, standing on his hind legs.
"Alright! You have pushed onto a corner. I yield to your superior pony reading abilities."
But sadly, he can't keep the posture up, falling stomach-first into the ground.
He stands up shakily, before asserting his proud, chest puffed position, albeit too exaggerated for anyone who might've known him for a second.
"But! I will tell you when the moon is at its peak. I will only feel comfortable then."
"Yea i know. the Sauna is Amazing. my gunshot wounds even hurts less."
"So what treatments did you get?"
“He may... There can be strange ponies, robbers and changelings”
He turns around and sees the pony
“Oh yes, that is Dawson”>>108882
If it’s already nightfall, that’s sooner than he expected>>108883
“Oh, a little of this, a little of that
She’s softer and fluffier than normal. Her mane especially is more styled than her normal straight, medium length cut, poofing up at places. Her hooves are perfectly smooth and symmetrical
But it's not
already nightfall, right GM?
S-she still has to go work! He can't use this
nightfall. He must use the other one!
Onyx slightly lowers his halberd, but not going so far as to put it away
Praise Football, Praise Epona
"So... how do we keep from getting shot?"
Just let me talk to him
The two ponies stand across from each other
“Hello Dawson... Dawson? Where is my brother? Have you seen him?”>>108888
"Wow,you look even more gorgeous than usual"
He Smiles at her
"Your Mane looks fantastic.">>108888>pic
Onyx suddenly raises his halberd again, not liking this situation at all.
Spark stands ready for action.
"Dawson... please. We got an injured pony here. Just let us be on our way."
“D’aww” she blushes>>108895>>108897
Ruby looks over at Dawson
“Dawson? Hey! Did you get a new rifle?”
Another pony sulks out from the back. It’s the red wine colored Earth pony
“Brother! We found Betsy!”
Ruby runs forth, and towards Red Wine>>108896
What? What’s his action?
"Ruby... Get back... Now"
Onyx holds his halberd ready to strike
"I don't think these are the ponies you know"
Spark pulls out his pistol.
I want to know about that comment you placed on this post and what does it mean. You almost gave me a stroke, man. I thought it was actually nightfall and Cauldron had to make a nightshift or something.I think you already implied it's morning, but the statement needs some clarification, or else Iron may trap himself even more than he's already doing.
In any case, current action still is >>108882
[1d2 = 1]>>108901
Cauldron’s already missed her shift. Is Iron standing up deliberately to show of an erect penis?
>>108902Oh. So it was taken. For some reason I thought it wasn't.
Just change his standing up for a simple going to a prone position similar to the last time he did something very embarrassing to a nun.Wait a sec, does she know she lost her shift?
Ruby runs off “Brother! There you are!”
As he is running over to apparently hug his brother, he hears onyx and Spark, and looks back, then prances forth once more. Red wine comes closer until he is right in front of Ruby. As Ruby is about to hug him, a flash of green fire comes over Redwine... a Changeling is left behind, with big blue eyes, black chitin, and a tattered grey military field uniform that looks strangely dirty.
Ruby looks as if he wants to scream, but he is stopped by a trail of magical purple light, going from him into the mouth of the Changeling, then also into the mouth of ‘Dawson.’ Ruby is fatigued before their eyes, before he falls to the ground.
You should probably roll initiative>>108903
The two parasites are quick to act, both pulling out rifles of a wooden color Spark and Onyx don’t normally see on Equestrian rifles. “Dawson” likewise shifts into a Changeling with a military helmet, and tattered winter uniform.
[1d20+8 = 28]>>108911
"Oh you know it"
An extremely pissed rock then charges at 'Red Wine' as all onyx can see is red.
-5 for power attack.
The shot hits the creature, and sends a set of blue blood scattered across the snow.
He’s not out though, and remains standing, rifle forward>>108913
Roll to confirm
[1d6 = 2][1d10+16 = 17]>>108917
My crit modifier is x3...
Make of that what you will.
+10 for power attack.
He Walks to the Counter and pays for the visit.
He Then Walks to Front Door, He Holds the door open so she can walk out.
He Hails a taxi and tells him to go to the east side tavern.
[1d20+5 = 22]>>108918
Onyx sallies Firth, levels his halberd at the further away Changeling, and skewers it right through its gut, pushing it back a couple feat, and leaving blue blood on the snow. The halberd goes straight through to the other side. A purple mist dissipates out of the wound in its torso... Onyx must have cut open it’s stomach. The creature whimpers in pain, then falls unconscious.
But onyx isn’t the only one there... the Changeling with the helmet, ‘Dawson’ is right beside him, aims his rifle, and shoots at Onyx
[2d8 = 3]>>108920
“200 bits” they say
Yes, Skies did use that much
They take him there to the tavern, along with Skies, who seems happy to have a companion
A bullet grazes over the top of onyx’s shoulder, rolling flesh, but not doing too much harm
"Ahgh, son of a bitch those things hurt"
Onyx is now at 10hp
It’s Spark’s turn. ‘Dawson,” though wounded, is still in action, and he looks pissed
[1d20 = 9]>>108927
So is Spark. He fires again.
Onyx’s turn. I hope there’s a weapon on the back side of that halberd
[1d20+13 = 33]>>108932
Onyx Rios the weapon out of the dead one's gut and swings at the other.
He Pays the bits.
He Walks to the taxi after he pays. he get's in.
he Says to her
"200 bits huh? It was worth it."
He smiles at her lovingly.
........................................................................................... Roll damage
She smiles back at him, warmly
“If you cuddle up with me, maybe you’ll be able to feel it yourself
The taxi drives them back to the Eastside Tavern>>108940
The changeling had been in many a battle before. Trenches outside Acornage. The mud that ate tanks outside the shire. The last push into North Equestria and the Crystal Empire. He faced his last battle that night.
Onyx’s halberd goes forth, deep, into the skull of the Changeling, sending it’s its lower jaw down, and splitting its head in half like it were a water melon, with green, blue, and grey fluids pulling out onto the snow to join with the blue blood left there from Spark’s bullet.
Both changelings are dead, their bodies tattered like their field grey army uniforms
Onyx pulls his halberd out of the bug and stabs it in the ground to lean on
"Go to Tartarus you demons"
She is confused
His halberd is covered it what seems to be several distinct fluids. Blood, crushed Changeling flesh, and even the contents of one of the parasite’s stomachs>>108945
Non-responsive. He’s out
Spark rushes over to help the colt. He checks his vitals.
"Get the colt inside. He'll need about as much rest as me"
Onyx grabs the halberd and slowly makes his way to the cabin.
He seems to be alive, but has a slow heart beat, and a slow breath>>108948
The cabin, when the door is opened, has a living room with bare furniture - just a couch - and a fire place where wood is burning. In the same room is a stove for a kitchen. Off in another room is beds in a simple bunk
Iron dramatically covers his forehead.
"I know. You must think of me as despicable for what you can obviously infer about my secret."
He moves its forelegs in front of him, hoof pointing forward.
"Go to your shift, for your answers shall be answered."
"He'll need the bed more than I..."
Onyx lays himself on the sofa, fighting back his heavy eyelids
Spark hauls him inside.
"He is really weak. I hope we can help him in this state."
"We should be able too, I'm just not sure how except rest"
He scoots next to her and puts an arm around her.
"I've been thinking about buying a car."
"It'd probably save me money in the long run."
He is still not up yet. It’s quiet>>108954
“It just might”
"What Color do you think i should get? i was thinking black."
"Maybe black with some blue trim would look nice."
He puts his hoof to his chin in thought.
Gotta sleep. Night, guys.
>Two cases set for trial on same defendant
>one case has a sketchy victim and set of circumstances, and we’d need to reset because the main officer is in training out of town
>other case, we can’t locate the victim
>found out the victim is dead
>Defendant doesn’t show up, warrant is issued for his arrest
>When he is picked up, Defendant will sit in jail until he pleas guilty
>We would have had to dismiss the second case if he’d showed up
I’ve had a decent morning
And holy hell, that was quite a night last night. First, both Spark and Onyx rolled higher on their initiative than the other two. Then Spark hit with a pistol, and got two 6’s on a 2d6. Then Onyx had a bar 20 and crit with a power attack his first attack. Then he did it to the second one, while getting a minimum of damage on his own wound. Just, damn
My big dilemma right now is whether I should start a new thread at the next thousand since this thread will have 1400 posts or less
Sounds like quite the morning
Huh. That's quite the morning.
Yeah, that's Onyx for you. The Brie zone only empowers him.
Sounds like a crazy morning to me. And I'd have to agree, it's like Spark and Onyx got energized by righteous fury. I hope the real Dawson and Red Wine are alive and nearby, and not on their way to a pair of changeling pods. I feel bad for Ruby.I'd say go for it, since it will be a while until the next 1,000 post milestone.
Righteous fury, and a desire to be an exterminator.
>>108969>and a desire to be an exterminator
Perhaps they need to invest in some...Zyklon B.
OH MY GOD IS THAT ONYX
If it is, Onyx was last in the cabin with Spark and Ruby, who is unconscious. The fire is going, Onyx is on a couch, and no other ponies have been seen
Well that was anti-climatic.
Um, I want to know what was the response Cauldron gave that you sent me a bunch of empty space.
"You could," she says
They arrive at the tavern>>108970
Glass Horizon tells Silver
"Well, if you uh... come to the bank, we could cash out a thousand or so in gold pieces">>108976
There was supposed to be a picture attached but those don't stick when posting from phone.
Cauldron is extremely confused and slightly frightened by the display of... whatever it is before her
Iron can't help but sweat where nopony could sweat before.
(I must withdraw now!)
"Oh! I just remembered I had a pony meeting about... hoofs! Yeah! I will see you later!"
With that, he gallops off away from her with no clear direction.
Silver nods. "I can do that."
Onyx slowly gets up, and rummages around the cabin for any medical supplies.
A simple first aid kit, and a bottle of vodka half empty
Onyx takes a swig before stepping in some type of tub or shower that the cabin has and splashing some on his scratched up back.
Onyx discovers that little cabins deep in the woods do not have the indoor plumbing that big cities or even farming hamlets have. It is also below freezing outside
What? Not even a washtub?
He opens the door and steps out then he helps blue out.
He walks up to the passenger side window and pays the cabby