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Occupied Equestria: Cabin in the Woods
GwXVL
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No.109000
109002 109005 109009
This week, in "Occupied Equestria":

Wondering through through the Changeling lands at night on the road between Bales and Whinnyapolis, Onyx, Brie, and Spark have stumbled upon a set of farm ponies trying to hide their cattle in the forest, away from their changeling occupiers. While rescuing a cow, Onyx and Brie have taken heavy damage, and so they followed them to the cabin of a local woodspony. But they found the woodspony and a farmer replaced by changelings, and after a skirmish are alone and wounded in the cabin in the woods.

Over in Baltimare, Dark Star has decided to give up his life as Dark Star, the Earth Pony farm colt, to become Tyrel Jackson, or "Gold Chains," a zebra and aspiring rap artist. Through the magic of Valmorification, it is possible. Iron is freaking out after possibly having received a message from God herself. That, and his usual social awkwardness. Silver is cashing out on a long standing set of projects, and is readying himself for the next phase
Anonymous
+elv4
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No.109002
109008
>>109000
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?
Anonymous
4ZQY7
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No.109004
New thread you say?
DS
XwaLT
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No.109005
109008
Boop
>>109000
>>108977 →
He opens the door and steps out then he helps blue out.
He walks up to the passenger side window and pays the cabby
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109008
109010 109011 109014 109018
post-1029-0-28161700-1409909819.png
>>109002
EEEEEEEE!

I don't know how much time you have now or later, but Brie can either stay with the group in this little excursion, or poof ahead

>>108995 →
If there is a washtub out here, it is not located inside of the cabin

>>108982 →
Silver follows Glass Horizons to the bank, where there is an awkward session of Glass Horizon trying to withdraw cash, the teller trying to tell him that exchange for coin is not available, and ultimately what seems to be an exchange of a bribe

>>109005
5 bits and paid. Blue Skies steps out like a lady. They go into the tavern
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109009
>>109000
I always love new bread, fresh from the oven.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109010
109012
>>109008
If Silver knew it would be that much of a hassle for the pony, he would have relented on the matter of coins, but since it's already this far into it, he waits patiently.
Anonymous
+elv4
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No.109011
109012
>>109008
Group? Excursion? Explain your smolness
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109012
109015
>>109011
Onyx and Spark followed Ruby to the meadow and the cabin where ruby said they would meet Dawson. They found "dawson" and "red wine," but they turned out to be recently replaced changelings. They killed them, and took the unconscious Ruby into the cabin, as well as are trying to heal. Brie can either participate in this, or cut ahead

>>109010
"They are reluctant to exchange coins on a 1 for 1 basis" he confides to Silver
Anonymous
4ZQY7
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No.109014
109016
>>109008
Onyx is just content with a swig of vodka then, noting to ask Spark for help when he gets the chance
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109015
109016
>>109012
Silver gives him a confused look. "I do not understand why coins have become so valuable all of sudden...anyways, it is not big issue if you can not provide coins, not so much that I would want to inconvenience you."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109016
109017 109023
Big_Mac_sweating_S4E14.png
>>109015
>Am so tempted to explain the macroeconomics behind it
"No, we can get some coins"
He goes back to haggling

>>109014
Now what does Onyx need?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109017
109019
>>109016
Silver's unsure if him trying to assist in the haggle would help or hinder Glass Horizon's efforts, considering his rather dull, dirt tongue.
DS
XwaLT
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No.109018
109019
>>109008
He Walks to glimmering glass. and takes a seat on one of the stools.

Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109019
109021 109029 109063
>>108978 →
Seeing as he is inside of a small apartment he would either run into a wall, run into the kitchen, or run into the front door

>>109018
Glimmering glass stares at him

>>109017
After more math, Glass Horizon eventually comes up with 1000 bits
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109021
109022
>>109019
You have to admire his perseverance. Silver nods and takes the Bits once they're offered. "Thank you."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109022
109024
>>109021
Now, Silver has 1000 in coin in big bags, plus a number of paper notes issued from more than one bank, East Equestrian notes, and what seems to be bond papers
Anonymous
f9ISp
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No.109023
109025 109036
>>109016
Opioids.
Maybe some bandages.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109024
109025
>>109022
Any specific breakdown on how much of each he has?
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109025
109026 109034 109052
>>109023
Uh.... This isn't quite MAGA country as you understand it. No opiods in the cabin

>>109024
Like a thousand of each, probably, maybe 3000 of that in Bonds
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109026
109027
>>109025
So, about 1,000 in coins, 3,000 in bonds, and 5,000 in notes?
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109027
109028
>>109026
Yes
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109028
109030
>>109027
Good to know.

Silver offers Glass another hoofshake. "It has been pleasure, Mr. Horizons."
DS
XwaLT
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No.109029
109030
>>109019
"How's it going mr.glass? business doing good?"
He asks cheerfully
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109030
109031 109033
>>109029
He narrows his eyes at him
"Sir, this is a Pony establishment"

>>109028
He shakes his hoof
"And thank you"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109031
109032
>>109030
"Perhaps we may work together again in future."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109032
109035
>>109031
"Well, let's wait and see where the future takes us. I hope I don't have to clear bombs and lichs for any future apartment buildings though..."
DS
XwaLT
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No.109033
109037
>>109030
He Shows his badge.
"Relax Glass, it's me Dark Star"
He Grins

Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109034
109036
>>109025
Spark searches around the cabin for supplies to help the injured ponies.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109035
109036
>>109032
Silver throws his head back for a small laugh. "Let us hope, indeed. Again, it has been pleasure." Silver leaves the bank for the cathedral once again. He hopes he's not bothering Father Maren with how often he comes to him for help.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109036
109038 109040
>>109034
>>109023
There is indeed one set of bandages, as well as iodine

>>109035
He does so. The cathedral is available again. There are no ponies lingering outside as there were earlier
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109037
109048
>>109033
"Dark Star?? The Hell are you doing looking like a Zebra?"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109038
109039
>>109036
He rushes over to tend to the ponies.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109039
109042
>>109038
Inside of the cabin is an unconscious Ruby, Onyx, and Brie
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109040
109041
>>109036
Silver immediate begins to search for Father Maren. "Father? Are you here?"
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109041
109044
>>109040
He's in the back, looks like he was leaning back falling asleep
"Huh?"
He get's up, confused
"Oh. It's you again. You survived the Lich" he says
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109042
109043
>>109039
Spark wishes he attended healing magic classes back at Canterlot. He attempts to patch up Onyx first.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109043
109045
>>109042
Hmmm.... Roll Wisdom
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109044
109047
>>109041
Silver nods. "I would venture to guess that we successfully ended his undead life when we destroyed the phylactery. On that, I would like to make one more request for aid, or that you might point me towards those who can give it. There are lot of bodies in quarry and catacombs now that have not been given proper burials or rites. I was hoping you, or somepony you know, might be able to help me to rectify that, and perhaps give their souls some further peace in afterlife."
PCEqp
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No.109045
109046 109047
[1d20 = 20]
>>109043
Darn it.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109046
109047
>>109045
Nevermind.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109047
109050
>>109045
>>109046
Well.... I think Spark bandaged Onyx up pretty well

>>109044
"Mass Interment? I guess we can do that. I'll ask Sundew about it"
DS
XwaLT
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No.109048
109049
>>109037
"It's for work."
He Grimaces
"i suggest you stay away from any docks for awhile."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109049
109059
>>109048
".... May I ask why?" He continues cleaning a glass
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109050
109051
>>109047
Silver gives him a grateful smile. "Thank you. I do not relish thought of leaving their remains exposed to elements."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109051
109053
>>109050
"Nor do I. Any corpse cursed to animation for centuries deserves a proper and respectful interment at the end of it"
Anonymous
K53Iv
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No.109052
109054
>>109025
Hey, you said need. Now what's in the cabin is different entirely.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109053
109057
>>109051
He nods. "...It may seem odd of me to ask, but will that include Curwhinny himself? Even his remains deserve respectful treatment."
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109054
109055
>>109052
"Feeling better now?"
Anonymous
K53Iv
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No.109055
109056 109057
>>109054
"Yeah, thanks Spark"
He nods before looking around
"How is Ruby doing?"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109056
>>109055
"Alive, but not moving. Can you keep an eye on him while I patch up our bat?"
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109057
109058
>>109055
Empty Cabin, the fire is burning. Ruby is petrified on the floor

>>109053
He gives a surprised look, as if he hadn't thought of it
"I guess it could"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109058
109060
>>109057
"Again, I understand if it seems weird, but it would mean lot to me."
DS
XwaLT
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No.109059
109060
>>109049
his voice takes on a serious tone.
"Bad business going on down there. i'm going to look into putting a stop to it. i don't want to say to much. but seriously don't go down to the docks unless absolutely necessary."

Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109060
109061 109064
>>109059
"Oh... Well, I didn't really have any business down there anyways"

>>109058
He nods
"It is good that the dead have somepony who cares and looks after their remains"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109061
109065
>>109060
"There are sadly few who do." He reaches into his bags and pulls out 500 Bits worth of notes. "I would also like to donate, before I leave. It is not much, I know, but I want to give something, that you all might be able to continue to help ponies."
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109063
109065
>>109019
Oh. I guess I could just open the door and run away.
Damn, I missed the new thread for quite a while.
Iron focuses his attention on trying to open Cauldron's apartment's front door feverishly.
(Come on, door. Let me through.)
DS
XwaLT
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No.109064
109065
>>109060
"I Need the best maretini you can make and an apple whiskey please."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109065
109066 109068 109277
>>109061
He takes the money, and does a small bow
“Thank you, kind stallion. We don’t get as much support now that we are cut off from Canterlot, and with so many ponies in need”

>>109063
Well, it’s unlocked

>>109064
He does so, making a pretty good marketing, and an apple whiskey
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109066
109067
>>109065
"With so much uncertainty after Equestria's surrender, and so many lost ponies looking for guidance, I know you need all aid you can get." He holds his hoof out for a hoofshake. "Just wanted to thank you for all you do, not just for me, but for all ponies."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109067
109069
>>109066
And his wrinkly old face gives a smile
“Thank you...”
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109068
109070
>>109065
He hurriedly opens the door, quickly dashing away from the building, through the stairs and outside in a rush.
(Retreat and plan the next course of action!)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109069
109070
>>109067
He continues to hold his hoof out, not wanting to be left hanging. "May Her light always guide your hoofsteps."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109070
109071 109073 109075
>>109068
Uh, okay. There’s a narrow, level hallway, then a set of stairs, more hallway... it can be confusing

>>109069
“And May her light guide yours...”
Then he adds
“Perchance... would you like to help the Church?”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109071
109072
>>109070
Silver's ears perk up. "What would you need assistance with?"
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109072
109074
>>109071
“It can be anything from helping the poor, helping ponies with trauma or psychological issues, to the dealing with the occasional recurrences of ancient threats”
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109073
109076 109077
>>109070
Yeah. I know. He's a bit too scared for his own good. Trust me, things will wrap up satisfactory at the end of the day/group quest, after he mulls over how to spill the beans.
Mostly because I want it to be a night confession.
Iron looks from side to side.
(Where to, Where to...?)
He gallops towards the hallway with the stairs visible in order to go down them.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109074
109076
>>109072
He nods. "I could try to help however I can. All I would need is to be pointed in direction of those in need."
PCEqp
?
No.109075
109076 109077
[1d20 = 19]
>>109070
Spark patches up the bat next.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109076
109077 109080 109081
>>109073
It really should already be night

He descends at least one level

>>109074
“Well, it looks like you’ve found yourself something already with the bodies at the farm. We’d want to get the priest on that, and maybe some other volunteers”

>>109075
Pretty successful


Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109077
109078 109080 109081
>>109073
Because it's the second-best time to bone?

>>109075
I'm half tempted to make Silver buy Spark a nurse's outfit next time he sees him.

>>109076
"I would be happy to volunteer. Do you have any idea when that might be?"
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109078
109079
>>109077
“It’s late today. Perhaps tomorrow. Assuming the corpses do not start to rot...”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109079
109082
>>109078
Silver nods, understanding just how unpleasant that would be. "Well, let us hope they do not decompose too much. I shall head there tomorrow to volunteer."
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109080
109082
>>109077
S-silence, you!
Yes.
>>109076
As in, they woke up super early and it is nightfall or...
You mean I was supposed to confess now?
If it's the latter, you can make him trip if you want to.
Iron is getting a bit nauseous over having to think while in a panic, going down into
(How many stairs are there? They are beginning to look the same.)
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109081
109082
>>109076
Nice. Spark tends to Ruby, but not with rolls because bandages can't fix this one.
>>109077
Umm....
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109082
109083 109084 109086
>>109080
It’s about the same time for Iron as everypony else. I was thinking about having a delegate challenge/event for Iron with the gang, but nah. Nevermind.

Iron finds the door eventually

>>109081
His eyes are open, but he is not conscious

>>109079
“Very well. Thank you.”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109083
109085
>>109082
What do you mean by delegate challenge/event?

Silver waves goodbye to Maren before leaving for the catacombs one final time. He left the supplies he bought in the basement of the ruined farmhouse, and he's going to gather them back up.

He also looks at the pocket watch he bought to check the time. He's not sure if the stores are still open or not.
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109084
109085
>>109082
Oh. Well now I actually feel bad. Fuck me.
I was thinking the groupquest would be starting in a bit, and entering quests alone again would be a bad idea, all things considered. Now I'm not so sure.
My weakness is Iron's weakness, sadly.
He desperately scratches the door with his hooves, one of them able to maybe open the door.
(Come on! Open up!)
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109085
109087 109089
>>109083
If they are open until late, then yes

He does so

>>109084
He eventually finds a nob, and turns it
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109086
109088
>>109082
He pats the colt's head.
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109087
109088
>>109085
Iron swings the door open and closes it when he goes outside, then proceeds to run in a straight line, looking for any alleys or secluded places to think for the time being.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109088
109090 109091
>>109086
He is non-responsive

>>109087
Past more buildings, ponies... eventually there is an alley. It kind of smells
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109089
109092
>>109085
Likely not any place he would buy from. He'll have to wait until tomorrow.

With that, Silver heads for home, several thousand Bits richer today than he was yesterday. He looks up into the night sky as he trots. Luna's creation is brilliant in this chilly winter air.

Here's a question related to the Craft skill: with as slow as in-game time is moving, will crafting items still require the same amount of time as normal, or are there any special rules in place to hasten the process so crafting won't require literal months of real-life waiting?
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109090
109092
>>109088
Iron, disregarding the smell, just goes straight into it.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109091
109092
>>109088
Spark just keeps him company, not sure how to fix this.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109092
109093 109094
>>109089
Perhaps with the air of industrial equipment

>>109090
And there he is. In an empty, smelly alley, next to a trash can

>>109091
What can the spark do?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109093
109095
>>109092
I wonder if you are able to Dreamwalk, still, in your changeling imprisonment. I hope you still can. Your ponies need your help gravely with coping with their loss of their country and their princesses.
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109094
109095
>>109092
Iron's nose scrunches from the smell, temporarily distracting him from the panic.
(This places reeks.)
And with that, Iron finally can think with a semblance of clarity.
(...that was quite disgraceful.)
He puts a hoof on his foreleg, looking down at the trash, feeling like he should be part of it.
(I cannot believe I just did that.)
His eyes dart around.
(Why did I ask that? I knew from the nun that I should not talk or touch mares anywhere without knowing for sure if they want to or not, and from the dream, she was a closet harmonist, or at least she aspires to be one.)
Deep inside, he knows why.
(It would have made it so much easier to know if she was into me.)
But now that he basically forced himself to spill out that part first, the uncertainty slimed its way into the mind of the stallion. Now he has to admit all of that, in front of her.
(Pear was right. Now how am I going to do it?)
He looks up to see the time.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109095
109096 109099
BEC047A3-2124-486A-86A0-243FECFD2AEB.png
>>109093
Those ponies do need her help and her guiding light. But they were on their own for a thousand years. They may be on their own again for a thousand more

>>109094
For all sad words of pen and tongue, the saddest are these: Pear was right again

It’s twilight... or something


Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109096
109097
>>109095
It is a thought that does not excite Silver in the slightest. He smacks his lips together, suddenly feeling more parched than he was. I need drink. I wonder if Glass has anything which might fix that.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109097
109098
>>109096
Silver’s problem, like most problems, has a solution
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109098
109100
>>109097
Indeed it does. Onwards to the Tavern, to drop off his equipment and supplies in his room, and slake his thirst at the bar.
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109099
109100
>>109095
Iron's mood darkens a bit, seeing both the little time he has left as well as the grimness of confirming Pear's words.
"I have little time. Where could I ever find somepony who can help me with this?"
He inhales deeply, before coughing from the bad smell.
"I have no idea."
He decides to get up from his spot nonetheless.
"Perhaps I should try at bars? That is where ponies 'go and talk' about stuff are, as Cauldron said. Perhaps I could find some old stallion who experienced the same as me."
He pauses.
"I think. Better than here, with the trash."
Iron trash tier confirmed.
He ponders which of the two bars he should go.
(Watering Hole sounds like a place to stumble on Cauldron while midtalk, which could turn negative. Perhaps that other bar we used to set up that foal rescue yesterday could do the trick.)
With that, he starts to walk at that particular bar, hoping he knows the directions.
Anonymous
GwXVL
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No.109100
109101 109102
>>109099
Watering hole is definitely a good way to stumble into cauldron

>>109098
Thus, he does so. He would see Blue Skies with a zebra stallion at the bar
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109101
109103
>>109100
That Dark Star? I can not recognize him, if it is. Silver finds a seat at the bar (preferably next to Blue and Zeeb Star).
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109102
109103
>>109100
Good thing he's not going there.
He walks at a slow pace towards the bar who had the barstallion named Glass if he remembers correctly.
(I hope I know where I am going.)
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109103
109104 109105
>>109102
With an almost supernatural sense, Iron guides himself towards possible alcohol and trouble

>>109101
It does seem to be Blue Skies there though. Unless she just went off to have drinks with a random zebra. Her mane is prettier and more well done than usual, as is her coat
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109104
109106
>>109103
Silver whistles at the sight. "Looks like they treated you very well at spa." He leans back in his seat to look at the zebra. "And who is this mysterious gentlestallion?"
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109105
109108
>>109103
The alcohol he despised is mindlinking the location, of course.
How else can drunks and loners ever get to drinking places?
Iron slowly opens the establishment's door, entering cautiously like an ape ninja.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109106
109107
>>109104
“My new coltfriend” she says, hugging his foreleg
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109107
109108
>>109106
"My, isn't he strapping. I believe you have struck gold with this fine lad." He feigns jealousy at her "acquisition".
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109108
109109 109110
379508.png
>>109107
In Silver's verbal Irony, Blue Skies finds herself in a position where, while not expecting or hoping for sincere jealousy, finds herself disappointed to confirm its absence
"So why are you here?"

>>109105
And thus, he does so
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109109
109114
>>109108
He scans the area from the door, hoping to find an old stallion drowning their anything.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109110
109111
>>109108
Silver orders a whiskey from Glass for himself, and one for Blue. His confusion about why she's disappointed is slightly apparent. "I finished that job you gave me. Came here looking for drink, since most shops are now closed." He looks again at Dark Star. "I can barely recognize him."
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No.109111
109112
>>109110
>His confusion about why she's disappointed is slightly apparent
This sinks into her for a moment as she sits in silence
"So you did...." Another moment
"He thinks it will help him infiltrate"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109112
109113 109116
>>109111
Silver might not know exactly why she would be upset at a lack of jealousy, but that doesn't mean he won't try to comfort her. He throws a foreleg around her in a hug.
Anonymous
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No.109113
109115
>>109112
I guess she was dissapointed he's not the least bothered for dating other stallions and keeping her for himself or something.
Anonymous
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No.109114
109118
>>109109
And now, he can see, of all ponies, Silver. Also the bitchy blue pony that Star was dating
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109115
109118
>>109113
I mean, he's not jealous at Skies for her zebra Star coltfriend, and that's what Silver is confused about.
Anonymous
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No.109116
109117
>>109112
The hair is finer than before, carefully washed and set, and with a venir of softness. Her emotional state is not changed
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No.109117
109119
[1d20+3 = 12]
>>109116
Sense Motive: Why is she upset that I am not jealous of her? He strokes her soft hair while that question stews in his mind, and as he looks at Blue's silent form for answers.
Anonymous
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No.109118
>>109114
Iron glances to the sides, clearly troubled.
(Oh no. Not her. The last thing I want is her to blackmail me with this information.)
He looks at Silver.
(But Silver could help out. He is old, so perhaps he suffered something similar to my predicament.)
After mulling it over, he inhales deeply and sighing before taking the leap.
(I am not going to cower. You can do this, Iron. Come on!)
He straightens his postures, keeps his head high and walks over to the two ponies present, sitting
>>109115
It's a roundabout way of trying to confirm how strong you feel for her.
Silver can hear heavy hoofsteps to the side, seeing Iron sit at the side available at a respectable distance.
He says nothing for now.
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No.109119
109120 109122
>>109117
Jealousy is a crude proxy for love, and Skies wants to be the mare everypony chases. Especially because of their history
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Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109120
109121
>>109119
So, she thinks... "Ohhhhhhhh." Silver very audibly understands. He's...not entirely sure how to correct that assumption Blue has in her mind, with the present company. He just hopes she can understand that the lack of jealousy isn't directed at where she might think it is.

>>109119
Silver glances over at Iron. "Oh, hello Iron. Good to see you are still alive. Give me minute, here."
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No.109121
109135
>>109120
Iron nods, not too preoccupied with the mare he currently is consoling.
(I thought that was Star's job.)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109122
109123 109124
>>109119
Dammit, I am not ready at all to deal with this.
Anonymous
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No.109123
109125
>>109122
Damnit! Don't make Iron lose hope on you for Cauldronic advice.
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No.109124
>>109122
He can just ignore her
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109125
109126 109128
>>109123
I dunno, man, it was just supposed to be a lighthearted joke like "haha Silver's acting like he wants to bone Dark Star", and then this shit happens in the worst possible situation for it to happen. Silver wasn't talking about being jealous over Blue Skies at all, he just wanted to have a good time with his two favorite ponies before offering some advice to one of his other favorite ponies. Fuck.
Anonymous
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No.109126
109127 109128
>>109125
You can always ignore her. That'll do the trick, my guy. Iron would more likely commend you for it. The worst you could do is spill your spaghetti.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109127
>>109126
But that's the thing, Silver can't just ignore it now, it would mean leaving Blue Skies out to dry as she remains miserable.
Anonymous
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No.109128
109129 109130
>>109126
Iron's a pro at it. He threw spaghetti at Cauldron and ran like a squid trying to escape a predator

>>109125
I don't know. Maybe I misread Silver's dialogue
Anonymous
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No.109129
109134
>>109128
You're not wrong. He's a fighter, not a talker.
If confessions were done with wrestling, he would've nailed it day 1.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109130
109134
>>109128
I mean, she took the worst and most incorrect assumption of what he meant: there is indeed jealousy about how Dark Star and her can just do things in the open. He was just making a joke about how he acted the night before.
Anonymous
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No.109131
109132 109134
Sorry about disappearing, what'd I miss?
Shimmering Spark
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No.109132
109133 109134
>>109131
Not much. I healed Brie and now I'm trying to solve how to wake the colt up.
Anonymous
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No.109133
109134
>>109132
Onyx slowly walks over towards the colt, looking at him with what seems to be compassion
"Damned bugs, I don't know why the princesses haven't just given the order to kill them all."
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No.109134
109135 109136 109137
>>109130
Eh, just ignore it. It's been a trait of her thus far that virtually any line said to her that can be taken as an insult, is taken as an insult. Let's move on

>>109129
>implying wrestling and nailing were not viable options

>>109131
Um... what >>109132 said

Spark made a 20 on a heal roll for Onyx and a 19 for Brie

>>109133
His eyes are open, and he looks strangely petrified

Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109135
109136
>>109134
This doesn't feel right just leaving her like that. Dammit.

>>109121
Silver turns to Iron. "...anyways...where have you been? Nopony has seen you all day."
Anonymous
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No.109136
109138 109139
>>109134
What?
I am going to take that to heart, mister. Any consequences for it are now your responsibility!
>>109135
Iron's ears perk up, looking at the possibly wise Silver.
"I have been... around."
(He does not need to know that yet.)
"What about you?"
Anonymous
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No.109137
109138
>>109134
Onyx tries waving the bottle of vodka around under Ruby's snoot, hoping that the smell will snap the colt out of it.
Anonymous
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No.109138
109141
>>109136
And yet, Iron will suffer them

>>109137
It does not wake him
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109139
109140 109142
>>109136
"I blew up many undead, fed giant bird, and now have some Bits to my name, to name just few things."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109140
109142
>>109139
Forgot to add: Silver manages to say all these with a straight face.
Anonymous
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No.109141
109144
>>109138
He tries dripping some in the colt's mouth
"This has worked before..."
Anonymous
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No.109142
109143
>>109140
>>109139
Iron nods approvingly.
"So you actually went back there and cleared it all out. Color me impressed. Did you hacked and slashed everything with your trusty sword?"
(Succees detected. Confidence rating increasing,)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109143
109145
>>109142
"Little bit. I used rifle and SMG to avoid getting mauled to death in most cases, though there was one undead I used my sword on." He grabs the whiskey he ordered from Glass. "You want drink? It is on me."
Anonymous
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No.109144
109146
>>109141
Some response. Coughing, almost gagging
Anonymous
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No.109145
109148
>>109143
Remembering how Onyx got paralyzed by one of the monster's bite, he can excuse it.
He looks at the glass a little apprehensively, but ultimately nods.
(It would be disrespectful to decline.)
"And you fed a 'giant bird' as you say? What was that all about?"
Anonymous
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No.109146
109147
>>109144
Onyx panics a moment before akwardly petting the colt
"Hold in there, you'll be fine. Just wake up, the bugs are gone.."
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No.109147
109150
>>109146
Coughing, more coughing. He might be awaking finally
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109148
109149
>>109145
"I used some bait to draw undead out of catacombs. As it turns out, it attracted more than just that. This giant falcon (I think they are named "Rocs") came for bait, and got into fight with mummy and armored ghast."
Anonymous
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No.109149
109151
>>109148
Iron blinks a bit, somewhat confused.
"That was quite lucky of you. The foes you mentioned sound rather tough. The last one sounds like if it were me but undead."
He chuckles a little bit.
Anonymous
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No.109150
109152
>>109147
"Come on little guy, you can pull through"
Onyx shakes him a bit, forgetting to be gentle, and boops the snoot.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109151
109155
>>109149
"It almost was." Silver smiles, takes a drink, and remembers to order Iron a light beer. "Speaking of, that suit of armor you own, does it come with gauntlets which improve your unarmed strikes?"
Anonymous
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No.109152
109153 109154 109155
>>109150
The face scrunches up, and the eyes narrow to attention in clear offense. His mouth opens in a silent "reeeee"
Shimmering Spark
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No.109153
>>109152
Kek
Anonymous
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No.109154
109156
>>109152
"Haha! Gotcha!"
He repeats the offense, booping the snoot once again.
Anonymous
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No.109155
109157
>>109151
Iron nods.
"It does not improve them at all, in all honestly. It just covers my hoof in metal and not much else. The spiked ones I got at least punctured, but I fail to see their use compared to my raw hooves."
He ponders for a second.
"Albweit I think there is a way to do something to them that the elders once told me that I do not remember."
>>109152
Just in case.
He glances wearily at the offered drink.
(I hope I do not have to much to drink to.)
Anonymous
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No.109156
109158
>>109154
Angry whinnying sounds
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109157
109160
>>109155
"I do not know what that would be. Hmm...do you think I could get some measurements of your hooves sometime, after I get some measuring tape? I have idea on something that might help you deal just little bit more damage with hooves."
Anonymous
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No.109158
109159 109161
>>109156
"Spark! He's awake!"
Onyx gives another boop for good measure, his eyes shining with... Joy? Pleasure? Victory? No matter, he wouldn't tell you.
Shimmering Spark
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No.109159
109161
>>109158
"Good work."
Anonymous
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No.109160
109163
>>109157
Iron can't help but look strangely at Silver for his request.
"I suppose? What is your idea?"
(Sounds like a good way to ask for the important questions.)
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No.109161
109162
>>109158
>>109159
He stands up in a slow, labored manor, like an old grandfather or an aged dog. He blinks. And he looks around the room
"You're not my brother..."
Then he enters a quiet panic, and in slow motion, rushes for the door. He moves a long one leg at a time, slowly, not trembling, with all of the speed of an arthritic octogenarian grandmother
"Dawson!" His shout barely leaves his mouth, as there is almost no breath in him
"Where are you!"
Anonymous
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No.109162
109164
>>109161
Onyx quickly trots infront of the colt and pushes him back inside
"Woah, first of all you aren't going out there. Changeling drains are a nasty thing. Second we don't know where your brother is, but I'll help you find him. But for now, rest"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109163
109165
>>109160
"Have you ever heard of brass horseshoes?"
Anonymous
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No.109164
109166 109167 109170
>>109162
And he continues on, walking towards the door at his slow, geriatric pace
Anonymous
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No.109165
109172
>>109163
Iron blinks, confused.
"No."
(Is he trying to make my hooves metal?)
Anonymous
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No.109166
109168 109171
>>109164
"Spark, help me out"
Onyx groans and picks up the colt by his scruff
Shimmering Spark
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No.109167
109171
>>109164
Spark levitates the colt and puts him back in bed.
"Sorry, but this is the makeshift doctor's orders. You need to stay here and help the bat watch your cows while we find the others. You can't be in two places at once you know?"
Shimmering Spark
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No.109168
109169
>>109166
Well... I guess I could lift him out of your mouth...
Anonymous
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No.109169
>>109168
Yeah, it still works
Anonymous
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No.109170
>>109164
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3XiM7oGj0
Anonymous
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No.109171
109173 109174
>>109167
>>109166
The colt is enveloped in magic, before Onyx picks him up, and drags him away. He still tries to go for the door
"Brother. Dawson. Rose..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109172
109176 109190
>>109165
"They are shoes made out of metal, mostly brass but sometimes steel, that you can slip on your hooves. Unlike gauntlets which just armor your hooves, these are purpose-built as weapons, and can help you hit just tiniest bit harder. Now, it has been while since I have tried to make weapon, and this would be new for me, but I would like to try my hooves at it, and hopefully make some for you."
Shimmering Spark
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No.109173
109175
>>109171
Spark looks into his eyes to get his attention.
"Listen. You must stay here and wait for them. They will be right back. I promise."
Spark gives him a hug.
Anonymous
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No.109174
109175
>>109171
"Ruby, we will find them. I promise. But you can't help, and especially not in your condition."
Anonymous
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No.109175
109177
>>109173
>>109174
He feels cold, and he is shaking. His eyes are a little duller
"I must find them...." he says, still struggling internally
Anonymous
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No.109176
109179
>>109172
Oh, I see why you brought that up.
Iron's eyes widen.
"Are you telling me you can make metal thingies?"
Shimmering Spark
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No.109177
109178 109180
>>109175
"You will find them again if you stay here and wait for them. You don't want to miss them when they come back."
Anonymous
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No.109178
109180 109181
>>109177
"Spark, why is he still cold?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109179
109184
>>109176
Silver nods. "I apprenticed as weaponsmith under my father when I was colt. Now, I might be bit rusty, but I think I can still manage. I have been thinking of ways to help members of our group of friends while they are in combat, and this is one of things I came up for you."
Anonymous
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No.109180
109181 109183
>>109178
>>109177
He looks tired
"They are the only ponies I have... And they are lost"
Shimmering Spark
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No.109181
109182 109183 109185
>>109178
"Because the warmth of love was drained away. And by two grown soldiers no less to a colt."
>>109180
"You have us. Remember how we didn't run away in the woods? Remember how helped you save your cow? We are here for you too."
Anonymous
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No.109182
>>109181
He nods, tears on his tired eyes
"uh huh"
Anonymous
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No.109183
109185
>>109181
"Yeah..."
>>109180
Onyx suddenly goes soft and scoops the colt up in his arms and cradles him
"Listen, I've lost ponies I loved to the bugs too. I know how you feel, and I'll find them for you."
His voice suddenly lowers to a whisper
"For the ones I couldn't find..."
He then shakes his head as his voice returns to normal
"But you have to stay here for me"
Anonymous
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No.109184
109188
>>109179
Iron glances to the sides.
(Should I really accept this? It would be rude to disregrd his attempt to help and I do want his advice later... but I feel like his gift will be of no use to me.)
After a few seconds, he nods.
"I appreciate your help, Silver. Simply tell me when you want to measure my hooves and I will be there."
Anonymous
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No.109185
109186 109187
>>109181
>>109183
He blinks slowly
"Will you find them?"
Anonymous
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No.109186
109190 109193
>>109185
"I promise you, those bugs won't stop me from finding them"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109187
109190
>>109185
"Yes. We didn't run from that owl... bear... thing. And we aren't going to run from a few changelings. We will get them back super quick."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109188
109189 109192
>>109184
Silver nods at him and smiles, as he looks pleased that he can so something to help. "Thank you. I will let you know as soon as I am able." He takes another drink of his whiskey. "Oh, and Dark Star has mission for us, if you wish to help."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109189
>>109188
*that he can do
Anonymous
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No.109190
109191 109193
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>>109172
I appreciate the optimism in regards to campaign pacing but.... let’s be real here

>>109186
>>109187
He looks at them with big, sad, tired but strangely determined eyes
“Then go find them before they are gone forever”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109191
>>109190
That's why I asked if you had any special rules in place for crafting, to hasten the process.
Hint Hint
Anonymous
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No.109192
109198
>>109188
Iron raises an eyebrow.
(Some time to discuss things stallion on stallion if I do this right.)
"What is it about?"
Shimmering Spark
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No.109193
109194 109195 109197
>>109190
Spark attaches a sticky note to the bat's forehead to remind him to watch the colt.
>>109186
Spark nods to the bartender.
"Let's go."
Anonymous
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No.109194
109197 109200
>>109193
Onyx gently sets the colt down
"Rest and we'll be back before you know it."
He then grabs his halberd and moves to the door
"Ready"
Anonymous
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No.109195
109196
>>109193
inb4 he takes the colt elsewhere like he did with the changies.
Shimmering Spark
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No.109196
109199
>>109195
Most likely, but as long as he doesn't get on another train with them without our knowledge of the events like he did with Silver, then we are ok.
Anonymous
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No.109197
109200
>>109194
>>109193
Not much activity outside. A light wind, the full moon shines down from a clear sky. The ground is covered in snow. A dog hangs around the remains of the changelings. No sound besides the ever present insects. The barn is in front, and who knows what other structures there are
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109198
109199
>>109192
"There is some sort of organization down in Red Heart part of city by docks that is trafficking ponies, griffons, and others illegally from Baltimare to Manehattan. Many of these being trafficked are being put into slavery if they can not pay their handlers. Dark Star has been tasked to put end to it, and he is asking others in our group if they can help. So far, all we can find is me, and you. Others are missing."
Anonymous
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No.109199
109200 109201
>>109196
>inb4 the madlad actually does it.

>>109198
Iron ponders for a bit.
"What exactly is the mission? Are we going to storm a building and nab their leader if possible?"
(Sounds like a place where money goes. I think I should avoid asking for payment this time.)
Shimmering Spark
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No.109200
109204 109205
>>109197
>>109194
"Look around, there is most likely signs of a struggle, though not much of one because the changelings got the drop on them. Maybe there is some blood somewhere, besides what we left there of course..."
>>109199
Wouldn't put it past him.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109201
109202
>>109199
"Plan is to infiltrate and remove those in charge of operation, as far as I know. We should try to avoid confrontation until then, to avoid them scattering." Silver whispers to Iron. "Dark Star got his coat dyed to look like zebra so he could trot around Red Heart without being recognized."
Anonymous
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No.109202
109203
>>109201
Iron nods but raises an eyebrow yet again.
"I thought he hated zebras for what one of them did to him."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109203
109206
>>109202
He shrugs. "There are apparently wealth of zebras in Red Heart, along with griffons, and Severyanan ponies like me."
Anonymous
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No.109204
109205 109207
>>109200
"Alright, I'll keep an eye out"
Onyx spreads out and looks for clues
Anonymous
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No.109205
109207
>>109204
>>109200
Tracks in the snow, going back around the Barn, both ways
Anonymous
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No.109206
109210
>>109203
Iron can't help but sweat a little.
(I hope I do not have to do anything to them. Elsewise, it would only deteriorate my standing with Cauldron and/or her family.)
But he seems intrigued himself.
"I admit I was not expecting that. I heard the amount of zebras here were low according to the people I talked to."
Yes, it was Cauldron who said it.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109207
109302
>>109205
Spark follow the only clue so far.
>>109204
"Perhaps we should check out behind the barn?"
Anonymous
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No.109208
109209 109210
Okay, I need to sleep now
Anonymous
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No.109209
>>109208
Night GMo
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109210
109211
>>109206
"It might be they have mostly congregated in one area. Carved their own little neighborhood out in Red Heart, with most preferring to live with their own kind than to mingle with others."

>>109208
Sleep well!
Anonymous
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No.109211
109212
>>109210
Iron ponders a bit, attempting to inch himself closer to what he wants to talk about in the future. He leans back a bit, trying to casualize this conversation.
"Have you ever interacted with a zebra, Silver?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109212
109213
>>109211
Silver gives him an odd look. "That I have. May I ask why?"
Anonymous
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No.109213
109214
>>109212
Iron nods, grinning.
"What is your general opinion of them?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109214
109215
>>109213
"I have not had any negative interactions with them that I have not had worse with ponies or griffons, but that is just me. They are alright people, with some similarities to us ponies, though there is still little bit of Zebrica in them no matter how removed one of them might be from continent. They like to stick to their traditions."
Anonymous
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No.109215
109216
>>109214
He nods some more, internally gratified.
"Perfect. I say this because I have helping advice for you, too."
He inhales a bit, knowing he's inching evercloser to the truth next to a possible liability.
"There is this one zebra named Black Cauldron that creates some wonderful potions."
He fishes one of his Cure Light Wounds potions and hoofs it to Silver.
"They are exceptionally good, possibly even better than normal ones."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109216
109217 109218
>>109215
Silver looks at it before giving it back to Iron, nodding. "I remember you telling me that she is where you bought your potions from. You still have to introduce me to her one of these days. I am always in market for better potions."
Anonymous
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No.109217
109219
>>109216
Iron grins at Silver, then gives the potion back to him again.
"Consider it a trial run to solidify the excellence of the product. No need to give it back to me."
Then he turns into a sort of meditative state, considering his options.
"I will gladly tell you where to find her later," he says as he gives a quick glance behind him at Skies before turning his look back at Silver.
"However, I have something on my mind that is bothering me."
Anonymous
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No.109218
109221
>>109216
Potion seller! I require your strongest potions!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109219
109220
>>109217
He is almost like salespony, giving pitch.

He gets in close so Iron can lower his voice, since he seems so worried about eavesdroppers. "What is matter?"
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109220
109221
>>109219
Iron comes closer, whispering.
"Say you and a mare you like very much happened to share a confession and an 'intimate' moment between eachother, but after the fact, you cannot be sure if she remembers it at all. What do you do?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109221
109222
>>109218
Kek. Nice reference.

>>109220
Silver grins knowingly at Iron "This would not happen to involve plenty of alcohol, lowered inhibitions, and confessions of love to each other, would it?"
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109222
109223
>>109221
Iron glances to the side.
"Kind of like that, yes."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109223
109224
>>109222
He nods to him slowly with that grin still on his face. It doesn't carry the kind of malevolent feeling that one of Blue Skies' trademark grins does, rather it's just one where he (thinks) he knows what Iron is talking about. "If I am not making wild assumptions, I imagine this Black Cauldron is mare you are talking about. You say you like her very much. Does she know that you do? Does she feel same way towards you?"
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109224
109225
>>109223
Iron's eyes widen, looking to the sides in a panic.
(Keep calm, Iron. Let him have his conclusions.)
He exhales a bit, returning his gaze to him
"I have no idea of either, honestly. She is letting me stay at her house after treating me of a tiger fight aftermath and does generally accept physical contact with me, but I do not know. Perhaps she is like that with anypony."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109225
109226
>>109224
"Well, then advice I would offer you is to let her know. It does not have to be through any grand or austere gesture, just be honest, and sincere, and do so in comfortable environment, perhaps in park or while at her domicile. Something like...'Black Cauldron, our time together has been among happiest in my life. Being together has given me great joy over these days, and simply being in your presence has lifted my heart to new soaring heights. I just wanted you to know that...I think I am in love with you. I am love with you.'

"You get basic idea. I would mention things you like about her in middle of that, things she is good at that you adore, elaborate on how she makes you feel, maybe some compliments on her appearance so long as they are not only what you have to say. But most important thing is that it has to be sincere, that it comes from your heart." He places a hoof over Iron's heart to make the point. "That is first step: letting her know about how you feel."
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109226
109227
>>109225
Iron can't help but squint his eyes over what Silver is saying.
"No way it is that easy. There must be something else you are hiding from me, right? Make some sort of big positive impact on her life? Help her out in a crucial manner?"
He puts both hooves next to his head, pointing upwards.
"A word salad cannot possibly be the solution here."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109227
109228
>>109226
"Word salad..." Silver works that term a couple times in his head before continuing. "It is rarely gestures themselves that carry meaning in relationship, but meaning behind them, why they were carried out in first place." He gives him a sincere smile. "If she loves you, it will not be because you performed some grand act of goodwill or some massive gesture to make monument to your love for her. She will love you because she cares for you, respects you, just as you care and respect her back. You will be her monument. Now, I will not try to dissuade you from trying to perform some gesture like this, but know that it is not necessary if she truly loves you. If I were more like Blue Skies, I imagine I would say: 'any mare which can stand to be around you for extended period of time is special mare indeed'." He smiles and chuckles, hoping that the last bit comes across as an attempt at levity.
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109228
109229
>>109227
Iron can't believe what Silver's saying.
(Does he mean I could have completely avoided acting like a colt in front of Cauldron merely by saying things to her that sounds affectionate?)
He looks conflicted, looking down at Silver's chair.
(No. That possibly cannot be it. No way it works like that!)
But remembering the little time he has left to reveal the hidden thoughts he promised to tell Cauldron gnaws at him.
(...It will have to do.)
He exhales a bit, looking at the fluffy pony with reluctant eyes, completely ignoring the joke in the turmoil.
"I thank you for your... assistance, Silver."
(Hopefully, you are correct.)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109229
109230
>>109228
Silver nods, though his lack of reaction (or potential negative reaction) to the joke sits uneasy with him. "Just be sincere. Barring one's heart for another is surprising lot to do. It can leave you feeling exposed, letting whoever you are barring it to see into who you are, how you feel for them. Show her same respect you would wish to see from her."
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109230
109231
>>109229
Iron nods weakly himself, not really motivated or driven with courage or determination.
(Here I thought it was going to be good advice, but I guess I could try it nonetheless. At least he knows what is currently stopping me.)
"If it works, it works."
He softly lands his head on the table, looking sideways blankly, sometimes craning his head to drink from the light beer he has nearby like a dog would.
Not your fault, Silver. He doesn't believe in himself.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109231
109232
>>109230
Silver looks at the stallion in front of him. "...You worry about what will happen if it is not enough. Am I right?"
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109232
109233
>>109231
His eyes slowly move to look at Silver.
"...yes."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109233
109234
>>109232
Silver understands this worry. "Tell me about her, this Black Cauldron."
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109234
109235
>>109233
Iron looks at him some more, unsure of how much he should say.
"She is a zebra mare, as I have said."
He still glances behind him to ensure Skies isn't listening.
"Lives by herself, helps her family business while having a side-job she does not like. An amazing cook."
He can't help but start to smile a little bit.
"Her food is delicious, but her kindness, generosity and charm are her best features. She allowed me to stay at her house, cooked warm food for me, patched me up and even had a little dance."
His eyes looks upwards, akin to a daydream.
"She is simply the best. Everything you would want in a mare. Somepony whom you can trust and rely on while having unique interests that compliments mine. Somepony whom I can share a day or night to simply helping her out with her hobby. No tricks and games of jealousy-baiting or absolute dependency."
He sighs in contentment, his blush starting to form slightly.
"A mare whom you can share anything and everything if I so desire without repercussions, from bed to bench. An optimal mare to start a perfect family."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109235
109236
>>109234
Silver smiles at him. "And you worry it will not be enough. I will tell you now, if she can not accept you for that, for how you care about her, then you are too good for her. Simple as that."
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109236
109237
>>109235
Iron's daydream is snapped back to reality, looking at Silver with his blush everpresent and questioning gaze.
"Do you really think so? I have done nothing for her and she has done everything for me..."
The words only serve to put him down slightly.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109237
109238 109239
>>109236
"Then is sounds to me that she does care for you. All she needs is to hear that you feel same way." Silver puts a forehoof on Iron's shoulders, if her can. "I would probably leave out family part, though, just for little while so you can develop your relationship with Cauldron. Mares do not like being pressed for children very early in relationship, for obvious reasons."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109238
109239
>>109237
*if he can
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109239
109240
>>109238
>>109237
Iron does not bat off the offending hoof on his shoulder, a bit cheered up from Silver's lecture.
(Sometimes, all you need is somepony to confirm your thoughts.)
He warmly smiles at him.
"Thank you, Silver."
Feeling invigorated, he lifts off his head from the counter.
"Do you know when Dark Star is going to start his mission?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109240
109241
>>109239
"Tomorrow, perhaps. I hope it will not be too early. I promised to help volunteer for cathedral. They are going to start bringing bodies out from catacombs and quarry, and give them proper burials and rites."
Anonymous
RpFn7
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No.109241
109242
>>109240
It seems Silver's unsureness doesn't sit well with Iron.
"Perhaps Dark Star will tell us now that half of the ponies he is looking for are here."
With that, I'll depart. Hope you had fun, fuzzy feelings!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109242
>>109241
"It would be nice to know, myself."
Sleep well, fren. I'll see you tomorrow!
Anonymous
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No.109243
109244 109245 109246
D2EB8101-E467-4DE9-990A-025BE74FDA40.png
Alright, now that Iron’s “The Stone Dog/Botanical excursion along Snake River” quest-line is done, I kind of feel like releasing a commentary. Maybe the same with the “Silver Lake Development Project, Referral from the City Zoning Office” now that it’s done as well

Hmm, Looks like Iron isn’t trying to sink the Iron-Cauldron ship like it’s the Lusitania
Also.... probably time for a level up
Anonymous
K53Iv
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No.109244
>>109243
Will there be complimentary tea and scones?
Anonymous
T7cPR
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No.109245
>>109243
Cool. I want to see how it came along/sudden turns you weren't expecting.
I don't blame you after that circus show Iron performed. Iron thinks he's not good enough to be with her
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109246
109247
>>109243
I think the commentary would be nice to have, even with as scathing as I imagine it would.

Silver's doing his best to avoid it sinking.
Yay! Just let us know when.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109247
109248
>>109246
Come on, Silver. You know I wasn't actually trying to sink it. There are way faster ways of doing it which wouldn't make him act like a colt who needs to hide his boner the moment the teacher forces him to walk to the front to present himself.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109248
109249
>>109247
Just because you weren't doesn't mean it wasn't going to. Iron's still going to have to apologize to her for how he decided to GTFO without a word of goodbye.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109249
109250
>>109248
Let's be honest here. If she can deal with him: Having two boop battles, a night jog for only his sake, cook many foods for him without expectations of pay and overall dealing with his childish tendencies, I am pretty sure she'll let it slide, more worried about how fake he was being than offended he skedaddle with the flimsiest excuse imaginable.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109250
109251
>>109249
I dunno. I think it would still probably be a good idea to apologize.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109251
>>109250
It's a given, of course, but I want to emphasize that while the ship indeed is shaking due to Iron frantically spinning the wheel from side to side, trying both not to crash into two adjacent walls of rock and an imaginary obstacle which always aligns itself to the front, the probability of actually sinking is low.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109254
109255
I wonder when Darko Starro, the half-zebra half Pegasus, is doing.
Wait, are his wings visible through the dye?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109255
109256
>>109254
But Starry boi is an erf pone.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109256
109257
>>109255
Oh right. I mixed up with Skies for a second there.
I wonder if the zebras actually see Star as a zony instead of a zebra.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109257
109258
>>109256
Maybe. He tried to have his mane cut into a mohawk, but it doesn't want to stay pointed up. Other than that, he blends in pretty well as a zeeb.
Also, really hoping I can convince the GM to change the crafting rules. I really would like to make some stuff for the party without taking literal years of waiting in real life.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109258
109259
>>109257
You can make checks by the day as well as creating things a lot quicker by adding a +10 DC to your craft roll, albeit with the risk of wasting half of your materials.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109259
109260
>>109258
It would still take a ridiculous amount of time to make even a simple weapon with the exceptionally slow pacing of the game. I'm not asking for it to be made easier, or for the ability for Silver to instantaneously make +12 Super Flamey Death Swords, I'm just asking for it to be made more practical, balanced, and fun. I figured that was the whole point of this game: that it's fun.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109260
109262
>>109259
I do remember Ash crafting some wooden shields in an instant, so perhaps you don't have to worry about it.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109262
109265
>>109260
Like I said, I'll ask the GM if we can figure that out. I really do want to help out the party, and this is one of the ways I've come up with to do so; the only massive roadblock is that the pacing of this campaign doesn't work well with the crafting rules. Just as one example of how Silver could help the party, he could make replacement throwing knives for Brie, since he seems so apt at losing them. And Iron already knows about what Silver would like to do for him.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109265
109267 109270
>>109262
I understand, Silver.
Perhaps there is no need to worry about time constraints, like Ash's example showed.
Of course, we need his opinion which I think will be put on hold until we level up, mayble allowing us to respec our characters into fitter version than the current ones.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109267
>>109265
I imagine the level-up will come either in their sleep or as they wake up. But yeah, I would love to hear what he thinks.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109270
109274
>>109265
So, while we wait for the GM, want to discuss how we're going to level-up/re-spec our characters? Maybe get some input from each other?
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109274
109276
>>109270
My answer is very simple: Change from Fighter 5 to Barbarian 4/Fighter 1, and in next level Barbarian 5, while also picking some feat I'm undecided upon. Perhaps Improved Sunder to flex, but I dunno if my punches will be that strong.
This way, I still have all the capabilities of my current character, but have a nice set of class features to circumvent some weakness of his, like being unable to be sneak attacked, only after level 5 tho.
Skies around the world do not want you to know this!
And being able to use AC bonus even when flatfooted or attacked by invisible poners/creatures. The extra neat thing of increasing reflex save by 1 against traps is also nice, too.
Sadly, I'll have to rearmor myself to get the Fast Movement skill into medium armor at least, but that's for future me to decide.

What is your plan?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109276
109278
>>109274
I'm not sure what all I actually can do since I'm still new to the game, so it may be I'll have to change something if it turns out I'm trying to do something I can't.

Gonna stick to Fighter for the moment. I'll change his feats a little so he has Power Attack, Greatsword Focus, Greatsword Specialization, Heal Focus, Improved Initiative, Toughness, and Dodge. His Cutie Mark Skill will be Weaponsmithing, and his other skills will be Heal 3, Jump 2, Swim 2, and Climb 2.

In case none of that made sense: I want Silver to be more like the party tank and take hits so the other (mostly flimsier) members of the party don't have to. I'd also like him to be able to heal downed or injured party members, since the only other character in our group with any healing aptitude is Nurse Spark.
DS
XwaLT
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No.109277
109279
>>109065
"Thanks Mr.Glass."
looks for blue.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109278
109280
>>109276
>other skills will be heal 3
Wait a minute, what was your wis stat again?
Perhaps, with some clever character development, you can most likely make your heal skill not a cross class one (instead of 1 skill point being worth 0,5 ranks, it is a 1 to 1 conversion)) by maybe starting your path as a Cleric. Not only you'll possibly have Celestia or Luna or whoever deity you choose as a constant waifu 4 lyfe, you can actually start to be a tanky medic worth your mettle.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109279
109281 109283 109284
>>109277
She is right next to him, holding onto his fore
leg
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109280
109282
>>109278
He's got a full 16 Wisdom, so there's that.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109281
>>109279
Nice. For a second I thought she may have heard the stallion talk.
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109282
109283
>>109280
Then I'd say if you want to start you path as a full blown tank medic, start investing in cleric levels, since it's Wis based.
Your current set-up should be fine if you want to rack up those feat amounts, though.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109283
109286
>>109282
Eh, might be I'll take Cleric next level-up.

>>109279
Hello, GM.
DS
XwaLT
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No.109284
109285
>>109279
Dark Star looks for an empty table
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109285
109286 109288
>>109284
He can move to an empty table. There's one in the back which he may or may not have used for lewd purposes a few nights before
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109286
109287
>>109283
Here's the link for both the class and its spells respectively.
Don't worry, if you have some free time and basic reading comprehension, you'll be A-OK.
Quick rundown: Clerics are magic dudes who can do many spells while also having weapons training. They can be divided in domains, which represents vague concepts which you'll have to link with the deity you choose. If Celestia, healing and sun should be fine.
https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Cleric
https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Cleric_Spell_List
Have the domains list too, if you want to snoop around.
https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Cleric_Domains

>>109285
Has the time come for Iron to walk up into the noose, hoping Cauldron doesn't pull the floor from underneath him?
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109287
109290 109291
>>109286
Sorry, you have to choose two domains. Keep that in mind.
Sorry GMo for doing an oopsie, pls forgive me.
DS
XwaLT
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No.109288
109289
>>109285
He Smiles and walks to the one in back
"This is my favorite table here."
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109289
109291
>>109288
Oh dear... Also, Silver and Iron are there. Say something nice
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109290
109291 109300
>>109287
Might as well continue the in-character conversation.

Silver finishes his whiskey and asks Glass for another. "So, you say you fought tiger?"
DS
XwaLT
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No.109291
109292 109293
>>109289
>>109290
>>109287
"Stallion Gang!"
Anonymous
f9ISp
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No.109292
109293 109295 109298
>>109291
>tfw left out of stallion gang
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109293
109294 109298
>>109292
F. You'll be back in your proper place, soon enough.

>>109291
Silver looks over at the zebra calling to him from another table, and gives him a small salute.
Anonymous
f9ISp
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No.109294
109295 109296 109301
>>109293
why thank you, I have to add it's nice to see the flag again too

Also, did someone say level up?
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109295
109297 109299
>>109294
>>109292
F

Also, are Onyx and Spark ready to continue their own little mission?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109296
>>109294
I haven't seen the Yellow and Black for a few threads, now. It looks good on you.

Also, yey. I think the GM is going to have us make our changes after our characters fall asleep. When we wake up, we'll no longer be Level 5 Virgins, but Level 6 Chads.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109297
109301
>>109295
I think so.
DS
XwaLT
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No.109298
109303
>>109293
The Zebra Salutes Back, he can see Blue With him.
>>109292
F
Anonymous
f9ISp
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No.109299
>>109295
Ready when you are captain
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109300
109303 109306
>>109290
Iron tilt his head, uncomfortable about it.
"More like he almost mauled me to death. That was the reason Cauldron let me stay at first.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109301
109302 109303 109304 109306
>>109297
>>109294
As stated before, there seem to be some hoofprints in the snow on either side of the
Anonymous
f9ISp
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No.109302
109307
>>109207
>>109301
"Sounds good, I'm right behind you"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
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No.109303
109306 109309
>>109298
That "zebra" is very lucky stallion. Go get her, tiger.

>>109300
"Seems like everypony in our little group has issues with that. Dark Star himself says he almost died, too." Silver pats Iron's shoulder. "It is good to see you are alive and well."

>>109301
Can I ask a question: when we level up, do our Cutie Mark skills automatically improve to remain at max level?
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
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No.109304
109307
clue.png
>>109301
Spark follows the clue.
"Stone Dog" Commentary, part 1
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109305
109309
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I'm'a write up some commentary

Originally when I started it I figured that, okay, I didn't want to send Iron out away from the group because he's only one character, so I would do kind of a test run of what a run through the jungle would look like. I've never really written fiction before, or attempted to write it, so this would be a first for linear story telling for me. I don't even read much fiction. I think I've read some books in college, two Hemmingway Novels, both Ayn Rand novels, and every single one of Lovecraft's works, and that's about it as fiction goes for me in the past five years (I've read far more in philosophy and history though).

At first, there was no story, and it was just bandits attacking. I decided to experiment with the power of sub-machine guns in combat. Then, when Iron searched the bandits for anything of note, I figured, 'eh, what the hell. Let's put in an artifact in the Bandit's travel bag." So there was a stone dog that I didn't think much of. Iron asked what the dog was, and if he recognized it. So I figured that because the setting is the same as in Daring Do, the native artifacts would be Aztec themed. I looked up Aztec dog gods, and lo and behold, it's an evil god of lightning, divine retribution, and ferrying to the afterlife. One of 4 particularly evil gods. So it was easy to make a plot about how there would be 4 idols, one connected to each of the evil gods.

This quest, and really, the campaign as a whole, was inspired in substantial part by the Uncharted series of action adventure games. Uncharted is itself inspired by Indiana Jones, (which also inspired Daring Do), and has a definite formula to it. Protagonist goes looking for treasure, and so does a villain. The treasure seems to be not actually a mundane treasure, but a source of supernatural power. Eventually, it is revealed that the treasure is a source of power with entirely mundane explanations, and the villain was aware of its true nature the entire time. Protagonist must both defeat the villain, and destroy the mcguffin that lead them on the adventure. I figured this one would be similar. There would be a story about a treasure that would explain why the bandits were after it, but Pear would be an embedded secret villian, who would later unleash supernatural powers (more like Indiana Jones than Uncharted in this regard). I added in the encounters with the bandits at the camp and at the ruins to give the story a bit more flesh in the beginning and middle.

Pear Faucet is named after British explorer Percy Fawcett, who sought after the Lost City of Z and went missing in the process. She was a very fun character to work with, because I felt like I knew who she was, and what she wanted. I had to make sure that when she ended up releasing the demons at the end, it seemed like something her character could actually be motivated to do, so I took every opportunity I had to show how she was disgusted by much of the modern world around her.

One of the neat features of this quest was the Cocoliztli. Every single aspect of that that plague that I put in this game is real and historical. I did not exaggerate anything. Yes, there really was a plague that killed 80% of the population of Mexico (about a decade after Smallpox killed 20-30% of the population). It did kill by means of extensive bleeding from every bodily orifice - eyes, vagina, anus, mouth... It did take around or a bit more than three days, it really is mysterious as to what disease it is, it was thought to be typhoid-esque, it did affect highlands more than coastal areas, and it is believed to have been waterborne, spread from livestock to humans because the Spanish forced the natives into collective farms. The Cocoliztli - the Nahuatl word for "plague," was so mysterious that it was not not identified with a particular disease until 2018. 2018, when they finally did genetic analysis to match it with Salmonella Enterica, a bacteria that is relate to the bacteria that causes Typhoid, except it infects the digestive tract rather than the blood stream. Even now, it's possible that unidentified hemorrhagic viruses were involved. In the questline, there is debate back and forth as to what caused the disease, and it is implied that the disease was caused by a supernatural entity the natives treated as a god.

My proudest moment was definitely the story in the background for the fall of the Tenochtitlan state. It was of course modeled on the end of the Aztec Empire, and I feel like I was able to show a picture of a complex society in both the Independent Tenochtitlan State, and in Equestria. The show gives us very little information about what happened in that thousand years between the banishment of Nightmare Moon and the present, so I figured I could start to fill in the gaps, and show an Equestria that is not really a single nation so much as a conglomerate of other tribes that have their own agendas, show Celestia as being called in to mediate, and to show Equestria as a semi-imperial power bent on forcing all other pony nations to adopt their version of Friendship and Harmony. So it was neat to have other pony cultures involved.

It's worth mentioning that in the actual conquest of Mexico, the Spanish first lead a set of revolting natives against aztec rule, then took over Tenochtitlan, pretended that Montezuma was their vassal, then used that as the excuse to "put down rebels" against Spanish rule. In my ponified account, both sides are more sympathetic, as the native state is more popular with its subjects than the murderous Aztec, and the pledge of vassalage to Celestia is sincere.

The show does have some hints about something going on with the Aztec ponies. In "stranger than fanfiction," we see paintings of ponies fighting griffins, an alicorn that resembles Nightmare Moon, and passing references to a "Quetzalcoatl Empire"
DS
XwaLT
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No.109306
109309 109312
>>109303
>>109301
>>109300
Zigger Star and Blue walk over to the table they are sitting at.
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109307
109310
>>109302
>>109304
There are a couple sheep wondering freely about, and another series of hoof prints in and around the Changeling bodies, but there is a "drag" of leveled snow around the barn that goes from the barn door to a wooden shed, further back. It looks like there is a small fire burning near it
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109308
109312
I might need to delete the commentary and repost it later
Anonymous
BrSUO
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No.109309
109312 109313
>>109303
The patting is noted by Iron.
"Seems we all have that in common, right Silver?"
>>109306
Iron's eyes widen.
(Silver was not joking when he said he dressed himself up as a zebra.)
"Are you well?"
>>109305
So far so good. Mostly positive stuff.
Seems you had fun from just this paragraph/part.
Anonymous
f9ISp
?
No.109310
109311 109314
>>109307
Onyx quickly bolts towards the fire, hoping he isn't going to find a pyre
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109311
109314 109316
>>109310
A sheep moves out of the way of the bolting Onyx to keep from getting run over. It's a bit cold outside, though not really that cold. 20 degrees Fahrenheit, plus a minor breeze that makes it cooler. Insects chirp on.

It's a small fire of a few sticks underneath. There is a pile of snow nearby. a set of sticks is arranged such that a pot, which has some snow on the edges, can be perched over the fire. There is water in it, and the water is not boiling.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109312
109315
>>109306
I wonder if they are going to do what they did last time they sat at that table. Silver takes a drink from his next glass of whiskey. I suppose it is none of my business. I hope those two have fun, whatever they do.

>>109309
"Indeed." Silver taps the bandages that wrap all the way around his neck, flanked by exceedingly floofy floof above and below. Neither of these were there, last time Iron met him.

>>109308
Why's that? I can't see an issue with it so far.
DS
XwaLT
?
No.109313
109315
>>109309
"Yea I'm Doing Fine.just got back from getting my coat dyed.How's it going with you?"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109314
109316 109317
>>109311
>>109310
"Hopefully that means they left before it could get hot and not that it has cooled off from the time we found it."

Spark inspects the snow shoved out of the way due to dragging.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109315
109318 109320
>>109312
Iron can't help but let out a little chuckle.
"I was not expecting to be that accurate."
>>109313
Iron simply expresses discomfort through his face.
"A tiger clawed and bit me."
(And I freaked out on Cauldron enough to run away, but he does not need to know that.)
Anonymous
f9ISp
?
No.109316
109317 109319
>>109311
>>109314
"Let us hope"
Onyx joins Spark's investigation
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109317
109319
>>109314
>>109316
It leads right up to the shed...
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109318
109324
>>109315
Silver shares the chuckle with a smile of his own. "It is obvious you do not know us all that well."
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109319
109321 109322
>>109317
>>109316
"Well Onyx, do you suppose they left them in here alive and unguarded?"
Spark readies his pistol and prepares to open the door.
DS
XwaLT
?
No.109320
109324
>>109315
"Buck,That's terrible. I Got Shot a couple times this morning by a Changling Spy.
Is it a deep wound? Have you got it looked at yet?"

Anonymous
f9ISp
?
No.109321
109322 109323 109329
>>109319
"Let's hope. Shall we take it slow or just burst in?"
Onyx grabs his halberd in his maw and nods to Spark
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109322
>>109319
>>109321
The aged it’s that big. It’s a grayish color with clear wooden slats, and a simple wooden double door that seems to have been moved, judging by movement in the snow. A sheep darts past and out of the way, but there are no other sounds around besides crickets
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109323
109329
>>109321
"Bust in, but don't fire until you see their bug eyes. We don't want to shoot the wrong ones. That is, if they are even here."
Spark tries the door and attempts to throw it open.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109324
109325 109337
>>109318
Iron shrugs.
"I cannot say I try too hard to know."
>>109320
Iron nods approvingly
"Surprised you could withstand many metal bits on you."
He looks at its treated body, not knowing its current state.
"I feel fine. I can still run and punch. That is what matters."

He decides to press on the mission details, looking quite serious.
"I heard you were looking for ponies for yet another mission of your marefriend's faction. Do you have a time and date to execute the plan yet?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109325
109326
>>109324
"I suppose that is your prerogative. So, it was just tiger that almost killed you?"
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109326
109327
>>109325
He glances at his direction, nodding.
"There were some 'muggers' that tried to take something from me. They were easy pickings, all things considered."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109327
109328 109337
>>109326
Silver's eyes widened. "Huh. In that case, I am especially glad that you are alive and well."
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109328
>>109327
Iron tilts his head yet again, somewhat uneasy.
"Thank you?"
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109329
109330
>>109323
>>109321
The door is unlocked.... What they see when they open the door is at once both astonishing and expected

In black gossamer, melded to the rear wooden wall of the shed is a large... cocoon like entity. Black on the edges, with thin transparent green tinted front that shapes itself around a pony - grey and brown maned. The pony stands straight up with hooves to his side, with eyes wide open. They are glossed over white, and the pony is suspended in a transparent liquid. It looks like looking at a pony in an open coffin, standing up, if that coffin were of biological matter. That is not the only black gossamer cocoon - a consistency on it about like a spaider web. Immediately next to it is a thinner one, which conforms the shape of a light pink mare with blonde mane. She is upside down. Her eyes, likewise, are wide open, almost looking like those of a dead fish with something covering them. She, too, is suspended in some sort of liquid.

The ground of the shed is hard dirt with a covering of gravel, no snow. And lying on this snow, towards the front, is another pony. It's the red wine colored pony - the one they met earlier. He, and he alone has closed eyes, although his mouth is open, and his tongue is hanging out,. His head and shoulders are free, and there is an attempt to keep his hooves together in the casket-like stance of the other two. His lower body is already covered in the black and white gossamer, like a giant fly trapped in a much bigger spider web, in the process of being wrapped up to become a meal, his life fluids slowly drained
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109330
109331
>>109329
Onyx, although expecting it, freezes at the sight for a moment before quickly trying to use his halberd to cut them out.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109331
109332
>>109330
Careful not to cut them or freeze them with the cold effect....
PEPEO
?
No.109332
109333
[1d20 = 2]
>>109331
Is that indication I should roll?
Rolling incase it is
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109333
109334 109335
>>109332
He cuts into the leg of the grey pony while trying to cut him out
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109334
109348
>>109333
Oh come on.
PEPEO
?
No.109335
109336
[1d20 = 15]
>>109333
Checked....

Onyx's eye goes wide before he lets out a string of every cuss word he knows before attempting another.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109336
109338
>>109335
He is cut out
DS
XwaLT
?
No.109337
109340 109341
>>109324
>>109327
"Tomorrow morning. i plan to scope the place out tonight. speaking of which have either of you seen Brie,Spark or oynx?"
PEPEO
?
No.109338
109339
[1d20 = 20]
>>109336
Onyx moves to the next cocoon, cutting slower this time
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109339
109342
>>109338
Perfection. He's even able to cut out the third pony
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109340
109343
>>109337
Silver shakes his head. "Brie I know is missing. Spark and Onyx might be with him, as well."
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109341
109343
>>109337
Iron simply shakes his head, denying any witnessing of the kind.
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109342
109344 109348
>>109339
"Spark, you patched me up well enough. Will they be okay?"
DS
XwaLT
?
No.109343
109345 109347
>>109340
>>109341
"Horse Apples! this is Going to be Significantly more difficult without them,
He Sighs
"Maybe they'll turn up before then."
He Takes a sip of his whiskey.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109344
109346 109348
>>109342
"I was lucky ok? I don't even know what that iodine stuff does. I have no clue, but we need to treat that leg of his and get them back inside."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109345
109349
>>109343
Silver takes a drink from his own whiskey. "Just remember, get behind me if bullets start flying. With luck, it will not come to that, though."
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109346
109350 109351 109354
>>109344
"Alright"
Onyx hauls two of them onto his back, and heads back towards the cabin.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109347
109349
>>109343
Iron shrugs.
"How hard can it be?"
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109348
109350
>>109344
>>109342
>>109334
A bit of light from behind Onyx, and the ponies fall on the floor of the shed. They still look out of it, covered in slime. At least the pony who is cut is actually bleeding, implying a heart beat
DS
XwaLT
?
No.109349
109355
>>109345
"We'll come out unscathed."
>>109347
"A lot of Creature traffickers with Rifles,hard. Has Silver told you anything about where we are going?"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109350
109351
>>109346
>>109348
Spark takes the red wine colored pony inside.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109351
109352
>>109350
>>109346
Alright... I guess they try to pull the ponies up, place them on their backs, and trudge on to the cabin as the sheep move around the sit, and the fire burns lowly on
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109352
109357
>>109351
Do we make it to the house ok?
CAN5+
?
No.109353
[1d2 = 2]
[1d2 = 1]

Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109354
109356
>>109346
Alright. Roll a fortitude save
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109355
109361
>>109349
"In broad strokes."
Iron leans in closer.
"I will be fine. Nothing some good old resting cannot cure later."
PEPEO
?
No.109356
109357 109363
[1d20+5 = 10]
>>109354
........
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109357
109358
>>109356
>>109352
The two ponies carry the stiff ponies further, towards the barn and towards the house, as the sheep near them. Then, a veil of green light comes over one of the sheep, and onyx can feel something tugging at him.

Have you ever had that feeling in a dream, or as you lie down on your bed, that you are falling down to the ground, even as your body remains in place? Onyx feels that way, tugged to the side while his body remains in place, as if by a hand that has been dipped in icy water.

Onyx falls to the ground

Spark's turn
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109358
109359 109369
>>109357
Spark readies his pistol. Shall we roll for turns?
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109359
109360
>>109358
Spark can attack next And might want something more powerful than a pistol
PCEqp
?
No.109360
109362 109371
[1d20+3 = 18]
>>109359
I have may questions about the world where a pistol is weaker than a dagger with Spark's strength deficiency... but ok. Spark has had it with these changelings and decides that if any more are lurking around, they need to associate this ponies with pain.

Spark uses his last fire spell.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109361
109364
>>109355
"Or else I can patch you up. I have some experience with healing and first-aid."
CAN5+
?
No.109362
109363
[4d6 = 12]
>>109360
It's fucking lit on fire, casting the snow in an orange light, as flames shoot up from teh changeling - tattered grey uniform and all
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109363
109365
>>109356
>>109362
If onyx makes a con save, he can go as well
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109364
>>109361
His head rises, both forelegs pointing at Silver.
"See? Nothing to worry about."
PEPEO
?
No.109365
109366 109367
[1d20 = 18]
>>109363
Con or fort?
Con is +1 fort is +5
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109366
>>109365
Doesn't matter either way it seems.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109367
109368
>>109365
Con. Looks like Onyx can recover with a move action
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109368
109371
>>109367
Onyx gets up and makes sure the two he was carrying are okay, as he picks up his weapon.
CAN5+
?
No.109369
109370 109371
[1d20+4 = 5]
>>109358
The other sheep, with a glow of green from an invisible horn, pulls a rifle out from under the snow, levels it at Spark, and shoots
Anonymous
FLdlS
?
No.109370
>>109369
Oof
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109371
109372 109373
>>109369
>>109360
>>109368
Snow in the rifle seems to cause it to fail to discharge. The first Changeling falls to the ground to put out the fire

Onyx’s turn

Anonymous
FLdlS
?
No.109372
109374
>>109371
>no backfiring
Awwww,....
PEPEO
?
No.109373
109374 109376
[1d20+11 = 29]
>>109371
Onyx rushes the changeling with the jammed rifle, raising his halberd up to swing.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109374
109375 109377
>>109372
>>109373
They backfired the moment they ever faced Onyx.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109375
109377
>>109374
This.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109376
109377 109378
>>109373
Oh. Oh.....

Hit

The first Changeling backs up a couple feet, throws his hooves into the air, and starts speaking
PEPEO
?
No.109377
109379 109380
[1d6 = 1]
[1d10+6 = 9]
Is this a reverse Welshman since the sheep are fucking us?
>>109374
>>109375
You guys make me blush
>>109376
Damage
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109378
109380
>>109376
"Ponish applebucker, do you speak it?"
Spark threatens the first one with pistol ready.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109379
>>109377
D-don't flatter yourself, b-baka!
I'd totally beat your flank!
THE CHANGELING'S RESISTING. USE MILITARY BRUTALITY WITH YOUR HOOVES!
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109380
109381 109383
>>109377
>>109378
Second one is not out

The first one starts to Ramble

"Bitte, wir wollen Ihnen keinen Schaden zufügen. Wir sind Deserteure der neunzigsten Infanterie. Wir sind aus dem Bienenstock in Phantine. Wir wurden in Chrysalis 'Armee eingezogen, als sie unseren Bienenstock annektierte und in den Dienst zwang. Unsere Brigade wurde zerstreut, als die Crystal Empire-Theke außerhalb des Berges angriff. Wir sind seit Monaten im Wald unterwegs. Wir waren hungrig und kalt. Wir haben seit vielen Monaten nicht mehr gegessen...."
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109381
109382 109383
>>109380
>die Crystal Empire-
Onyx silently reeees
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109382
>>109381
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaXigSu72A4
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109383
109384
>>109380
Damn it. They are the good guys. We just killed two of their own most likely. But Spark doesn't know that.

"I can't understand you. Throwing your gun down is a good first start. Now tell your friend to do that too."
Spark points to the other changeling.
>>109381
"Hey Onyx! I think this one is surrendering. See if the other one isn't so inclined."
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109384
109385 109386 109387 109389
>>109383
Fuck
"How? I can't speak a word of changeling"
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109385
109388
>>109384
Remember you can attacl non-lethally with a -4 penalty if they resist.
CAN5+
?
No.109386
109387 109388
[1d20+4 = 9]
>>109384
The second one cycles the bolt, and shoots at Onyx
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109387
109389
>>109386
>>109384
He can hear the bullet wiz past
PEPEO
?
No.109388
109390 109391
[1d20+20 = 39]
>>109385
You just made me think of something even better I can do
>>109386
"Son of a bitch"
Onyx swings again, but aims for the rifle rather than the changeling holding it.
Sunder attempt. Improved sunder means no AoO. +12 attack bonus, +4 improved sunder, +4 for two handed weapon.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109389
109390 109394
>>109384
"Knock the gun out of his grip. I don't know!"
>>109387
I grab the changeling in front of me and shake him.
"Get him..."
I point at the changeling shooting.
"to STOP."
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109390
109392 109393 109394
>>109388
>>109389
.... I think it worked
The rifle shatters in half. The wounded Changeling places it’s hooves over its chest, and falls back
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109391
109392
>>109388
Nice work. I completely forgot you had that.
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109392
109394
>>109391
I did too
>>109390
Nice
"Spark! I got it!"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109393
109395
>>109390
By wounded one, do you mean the first on near Spark or Onyx' one?
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109394
>>109390
>>109392
>>109389
At this point, the monthy trio should make an entire regiment of changeling deserters to overthrow a city and claim it as their own.
Hopefully there's a changeling worker in there.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109395
109397 109398
What does burning cockroach smell like? Onyx and Spark know. The two changelings are both wounded and neither has any visible weapons.

Onyx’s ability to see in color has just blinked out

>>109393
The second one, which had the rifle
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109397
109398 109399
>>109395
Onyx rapidly blinks for a moment
"Oh buck this, my good eye is going to Tartarus as well?"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109398
109399 109400 109405
>>109395
"Come on. And don't try anything funny."
He hauls the changeling behind him along with the pony on his back towards the cabin.
>>109397
"Bring him along Onyx and hurry up or we will freeze out here. We need to tend to these ponies already."
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109399
109404
>>109397
No, Onyx can see, just not in color. He also has this strange feeling like what little joy he had has been sucked right out. Probably needs more vodka

Anyways, there are two changelings still there in front of him

>>109398
>hauls
Not so easy. They are not tied up or anything, and are still up and able
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109400
109405
>>109398
"Alright"
Onyx grumbles as he hauls the two ponies onto his back, and roughly guides the changeling back to the cabin.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109401
109402
Oh God. Do we have more tag along NPCs now?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109402
109403
>>109401
There can never be enough tagalong NPCs.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109403
>>109402
This.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109404
>>109399
The one that surrendered should come along well enough, especially to get out of the snow for a while.

But whether or not the changeling is hauled along, Spark takes the pony inside.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109405
109406 109409
>>109400
>>109398
Getting the changelings to.., well, do anything, is going to take some artistry and persuasion
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109406
109410
>>109405
Spark opens the door inside and waves them in.
CAN5+
?
No.109407
[1d2 = 2]
[1d2 = 2]

Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109409
109410
>>109405
>Artistry and persuasion
What a coincidence! That's what Onyx calls his hooves!
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109410
109411 109412
ACD9AD63-433F-420A-9CBA-9020CEA9C927.jpeg
>>109409
He can try that

>>109406
The changelings are scared and uncertain , and full of adrenaline
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109411
109412 109413
>>109410
Onyx ignores them for now and hauls the two ponies inside
"I wish that bat was here right about now."
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109412
109416
>>109411
"Yeah. Let me try something."
>>109410
Spark goes to the cabin kitchen, or pantries if that is all they have, and finds what kind of food they have.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109413
109415
>>109411
The two ponies are dragged up, and in. Onyx feels much weaker than before, with a slower heart beat
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109414
Calling it early tonight.
Hopefully the monthly trio can return.
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109415
109416
>>109413
Onyx searches for the vodka and downs a swig when it is found.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109416
109417 109418
>>109412
Only a single drawer of carrots and a few turnips. Actually, there are a few potatoes in a sort of pantry

>>109415
Thankfully, a small amount remains
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109417
109421
>>109416
Not exactly bug bait, but maybe they will understand.

Spark goes back to the door and places a turnip at the door and pats beside it.
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109418
109419 109421
>>109416
Onyx slowly makes his way back towards Spark
"Those... Damned... Bugs"
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109419
109420
>>109418
"They might be useful. If they can give us a map or some way to avoid patrols, then our mission might just have a chance at success."
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109420
>>109419
"Yeah, useful if they could keep their mouths off of every damned pony they see."
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109421
109422 109424
>>109417
>>109418
Ruby gets up. The little colt behaves like an ancient dog with his slow movements
“You’re back!

Rose. Dawson! Are you okay?”
He moves forward

Outside, the two wounded, bleeding creatures look at Spark. They don’t seem interested in eating the turnip
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109422
109423 109424
>>109421
"They're alive."
Onyx finds the sofa and lies down
"Damn bugs and their drain."
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109423
109425
>>109422
Onyx is tired, and the grey colt (he was bright red before) comes before Onyx
“Will they be okay? Are we safe?”

He looks at onyx suspiciously
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109424
109425 109426
>>109422
"Make sure they stay warm. I'm going to get the prisoners."
>>109421
Spark goes back outside and walks up to the bugs.
"You."
He points at them.
"Inside."
He points to the door.
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109425
109426
>>109423
"Safe? Hardly. As long as those bucking bugs are allowed to roam Equestria nopony is safe"
Any sparkle in Onyx's coat is gone, as his eyes slowly turn more grey. His voice is filled with anger.
"Okay? Yeah probably"
>>109424
"Whatever"
He slowly gets up and rolls them towards the fireplace.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109426
109427 109428
0A339476-9802-47DD-9D0D-A21C2D413C90.jpeg
>>109424
They blink with sideways eye lids

>>109425
“Be careful with them! Those are my friends” Ruby says
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109427
>>109426
"Yeah yeah"
He moves them a bit gentler before flopping himself back on the couch.
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109428
109429
>>109426
Spark sighs, but continues to try to comunicate.
"You."
He points to them.
"Go."
He points to his hooves and walks towards the door a few paces.
"Inside."
He points to the door.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109429
109430
>>109428
They are cautious, but come closer, and ever closer to the door to come inside. One is bleeding it’s blue blood, the other has serious burn marks with an almost destroyed uniform
PCEqp
?
No.109430
109431 109432 109433
[1d20 = 2]
>>109429
Spark leans them in and guides them away from the ponies. He then bandages up the bleeding one.
Rolling Wisdom
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109431
>>109430
Fuck. Damn changeling biology being different from ponies and all...
CAN5+
?
No.109432
109434 109436
[1d20+3 = 9]
>>109430
“HISS!”

It bites Spark with its fangs
Anonymous
CAN5+
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No.109433
109436
>>109430
Another issue. All of the ponies are in the central room next to the fire place. Where even to put the changelings that won’t spook the ponies?
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109434
109438
>>109432
Rood of the damn bug
"Oh look,it bites the hoof that tries to heal it. Shocking"
PCEqp
?
No.109436
109437
[1d20 = 8]
>>109432
"OW! Sorry! I'm trying to patch you up damn it!"
Spark tries again.
>>109433
Well, are there any other rooms, or is this a one room cabin?
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109437
109438
>>109436
It’s small. There is a separate bedroom, and an attacked kitchen
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109438
109439 109440
>>109437
Assuming the bandage is now applied, Spark leads them into the bedroom.
>>109434
"Hey Onyx! Put a sticky note on Brie's head saying we need a translator!"
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109439
109441
>>109438
"Fine!"
Onyx writes a colorful note about needing a translator, and not-so-gently attaches it to the bat's face.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109440
109441
>>109438
So... the petrified ponies are just lying on the floor?
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109441
109442 109443
>>109440
Hey! They get to be by the fire.
>>109439
"Now, if you can help move this bed into the living room, that will be very kind of you."
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109442
109444
>>109441
"Fine"
Onyx snorts in an annoyed manner as he helps spark move the bed.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109443
109444
>>109441
The changelings are directed to the more cold room while the ponies are left lying on the wooden floor. But what then?
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109444
109445 109446
>>109443
They are getting a bed.

>>109442
"I'm going to keep an eye on them. Don't anypony run off."

Spark locks the door once the bed is moved.
Anonymous
PEPEO
?
No.109445
109448
>>109444
"Oh I don't think that's a problem. But I'll watch them"
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109446
109447
>>109444
Locking the door is not really possible, with no key. Spark has moved, what? One bed? He needs more beds and blankets
Shimmering Spark
PCEqp
?
No.109447
109448
>>109446
Now you are just being picky. Please don't make me have to declare actions for moving each bed and blanket or we will be here all night.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109448
109449
88C59E10-CC75-4F8D-AF7F-D0FB7216B22B.jpeg
>>109447

>>109445
Well, Onyx has not one, not two, but three unconscious almost dead ponies lying on the floor below him, a very drained and scared colt who is still partly freaking out about the whole situation, two vampire soldiers placed in the next bedroom, and less than a quarter of a bottle of vodka left.

How does it feel, and what does Onyx do next?

Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109449
109450
>>109448
The true NPC limiter! Leadership peeps hate this amazing tip
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109450
109451
8F452375-CAEC-4665-AE7D-87FB099B62AD.png
>>109449
*poke*
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109451
109452
>>109450
That image is horrifying
Hi GMo!
How's it going?
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109452
109453 109454
>>109451
Okay

Now, I need to figure out what exactly is going on with all of the NPCs in the cabin, as well as actually bother to write up the third and most important part of the 34 Hoebuck dossier
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109453
>>109452
Good!

It shouldn't be too hard, I think. Only time consuming. Be sure to jot it down somewhere, or have a little map of the place to make things easier later on
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109454
109455
>>109452
That would help very much.
Also, *poke*
Anonymous
eZiid
?
No.109455
109456 109460
36B0ED89-C49E-4547-A701-0069685FB9EF.jpeg
>>109454
*does not like being poked back*

I’ll see what I can type up during periods of downtime
Drove out to a JP court for two bench trials on speeding tickets. First guy pleas out, get ready for the second one and worry about it... when the guy shows up, he explains he just wanted to ask the judge a question, and pleas out
Anonymous
Ql0hZ
?
No.109456
>>109455
Don't multitask too much.
It can get pretty heavy on your nerves.
The spoilers sounds like it could be part of a comedy movie
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109460
109461
_adorable tank noises.png
>>109455

Anonymous
e4mkO
?
No.109461
109462
676CF726-81FF-4D26-B5F1-5FB16144BF07.jpeg
>>109460
Hello.

I think that Blue Skies has been sitting next to Dark Star this entire time, but has not been hugged or cuddled even once
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109462
109463
>>109461
Dark Star gives her a Big Hug.
Anonymous
e4mkO
?
No.109463
109464 109465
>>109462
*poner is hugged*

She’s even softer than usual, although her lavender smell has been replaced with that of a tropical fruit
Anonymous
BzyeT
?
No.109464
109466
>>109463
Smelling like bananas

DS
LwPlO
?
No.109465
109473
>>109463
"Your Coat feels like silk."
He Smiles at her

Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109466
109467
>>109464
Silver keeps his voice low as to not announce what he's saying to the world. Or, in this case, the table. "So, Iron...any other details on this 'night of romance' you had with Cauldron?"
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109467
109468
>>109466
Iron looks at Silver questioningly.
"It was a bit... cramped. Not what you would call somehwere where you should do it."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109468
109469
>>109467
"Not exactly what I have in mind, but alright. Was it like date? You two go to see movie or something like beforehoof?"
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109469
109471 109473
>>109468
His look changes to uncomfortable, really unsure of how much he should say.
"Well... you could say it was kind of like a date, sure. A... romantic walk on nature kind."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109471
109472
>>109469
Silver nods. "That does indeed sound romantic. You know, you do not have to tell me if you do not want to. I do not want to make you uncomfortable, I was just curious."
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109472
109474
>>109471
Iron raises an eyebrow, not really believing him.
"Uh huh."
Your trust level with Iron is too low to go along this line of conversation.
Anonymous
MTfhm
?
No.109473
109475 109477
>>109465
She smiles at him with her malign glee
“Thank you. Want to feel it some more?”

>>109469
Blue Skies looks skeptically at Iron as he advances his claims of sexual activity
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109474
109475 109477
>>109472
Silver takes another drink of whiskey, his last for the night. "Hmm. Well then...would you mind telling me bit about your tribe, where you came from?"
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109475
109476 109477
>>109473
He Grins
"Of Course."
He Hugs her tighter
>>109474
"yea i've never really read any books on the native tribes before. i would be interested in that too."

Anonymous
NLLs2
?
No.109476
109479
>>109475
*poner is hugged more*

She presses her head into him, closes her eyes, and smiles in his embrace
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109477
109478 109481 109483
>>109473
Iron glances at her then back at Silver.
(If she doesn't believe it, then she won't ask about it. I see this as an absolute win.)
>>109474
>>109475
...crap. I knew this was going to happen. Time to put my improv hat on.
Iron looks pensively.
"I admit I have not listened to the word of the elders, so mine may be inaccurate."
He lightly scratches the table, trying to remember.
"If I am not mistaken, my tribe was founded by Hoof, an Earth Pony unhappy with the unification of the Three Tribes and rounded up like-minded ponies off into creating a settlement. I am not sure why exactly he did it or if it was even true. Some spread the rumor he was merely taking advantage of the dissent to try and create his own tribe."
He shakes his head.
"Anyways, he led them to a safe spot to start anew and went from there. From then on it was the usual: Forage, train, explore and return with the spoils. Mares are not able to go out of the tribe, being pushed into more indispensable jobs like pottery and healing instead of being fighters, since their dexterity is better, or so said Hoof and his friends say. So far they are not wrong."
He snickers.
"I remember my mother always having some sugarcane to bite on after a training session. It was like she had in her mane or something."
Clearing his throat a bit to return to serious mode, he continues.
"While my fighting style relies on hooves, fellow tribesmen do use some war tools like spears and clubs. Some special ones even get what they call a 'quarter-staff', no idea what that means. It looks like a smooth, long stick to bonk ponies on their heads. Seems only elders' colts get to use them, unless they show exceptional 'skill and discipline' or some spiel like that."
He rolls his eyes over it, before proceeding.
"I think I have already told you Star, but I am in the third phase of the cycle: Exploring and mastering this concrete jungle to reach stallionhood. Previous colts back when it was a group of ponies only needed to explore into the Three Tribes, but recently they have set the far more 'advanced' tribe of... Equestria, I think, as the new place to mature."
He looks at the interested duo.
"Was that good enough?"
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109478
109482
>>109477
He Laughs at the sugar cane in the hair bit
"What is your Mother and Father Like?"
"Yea i Remember you telling me that, it seems like a Interesting tradition,do all young stallions from your tribe do this?"
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109479
109480
>>109476
He strokes her face and hair with his hoof
Anonymous
NLLs2
?
No.109480
109489
>>109479
*coo*
Her ear wiggles, and her mane is extra soft
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109481
109482
>>109477
"That is rather interesting tradition, mastering this 'concrete jungle'. What is it for?"
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109482
109485 109489
>>109478
Iron raises an eyebrow.
(Is he trying to know the feeling of parental love, maybe?)
But relents, thinking he'll be satisfied with hearing it.
"Mother was quite nice. She always coddled me, my brother and my sister with all sorts of little snacks. Good cook, too, but not at the level I have recently experienced. She mainly focused on teaching my sister the arts of healing, from putting some sticky thing on wounds to preparing them."
He can't help but crack a smile.
"It felt nice when they placed it on mine. I guess it was Earth Pony magic."
A little pause, looking a bit more confused.
"My father was... strange, as some of the tribesstallions said. He was cheery, yet considered as a feared stallion worthy to take down an entire group of 20 ponies, enduring every single blow they threw at him. His maturity travels were said to have been the longest any stallion has even been, and it shows from how he speaks to how fancy his spear looked."
He places his hoof under his head and looked at the ceiling in thought.
"He always encouraged me to take walks in the jungle, often ending in me poking, seeing and tasting most things, even though I did not know what most of the stuff was."
He snickered.
"I even ate some weird looking mushroom that made me see all sorts of colors. My father had to take me back home after that because I was acting aloof. I bet he knew what it was and did not stop me, the rascal."
He chuckles, but turns a bit serious.
"He was also quite scary when he got upset."
>>109481
>>109478
"The idea is simple: Learn to master the outside and bring back all your newly belongings back to the tribe. The more you bring, the greater you will be revered. Of course it would be shared amongst fellow tribesponies out of virtue, but you can take it all for yourself if you had big plans of any kind."
He nods.
"And yes, all colts who enter the age of close-to-stallionhood have to do it, or else be treated like a colt until you do. Worst case scenario, the pony stubborn enough could be forcefully expelled into it."

Anonymous
NLLs2
?
No.109483
109484
>>109477
She raises an eyebrow and looks as if she is about to say something, but ultimately says nothing
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109484
109486
>>109483
Iron, somewhat curious she didn't simply say it, decides to press her for it.
"Is something wrong, Skies?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109485
109487
>>109482
Silver looks him up and down. "You do not seem close to stallionhood to me. You seem like full-grown stallion who is almost as big as I am."
Anonymous
NLLs2
?
No.109486
109488 109490 109491
>>109484
So Iron has been parading himself as a “native,” acting as if he’s from some tribe right out of the Amazon Rainforest, and now you want to claim that Iron actually is not and never has been a Native, nor does his culture have anything at all to do with any natives: it is instead a set of Equestrian ponies that separated from the Equestrians after the Equestrians immigrated south. More like Husserites and Mennonites than Comanche Indians. Like, the whole point of having natives in the setting was to show that actually, no, the land that is Equestria was not completely uninhabited before the the United Tribes came in, but was preceded by earlier waves of Earth Ponies in that area. Also, if it’s an Equestrian culture, then why the vast cultural differences between Iron and Equestria? The Amish are a European culture that split off from Germany and who reject a decent portion of modern civilization, but they behave more like other Europeans than do any of the American Indians...
But it doesn’t really matter. Dark Star, Silver, and to a lesser extent even Ash have done some equally possibly devious world building, but I haven’t said anything because a character’s background belongs to the player.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109487
109490 109499
>>109485
Iron snickers.
"I appreciate your compliment, but I am merely 19 years old."
Cue shock and awe.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109488
109491 109492 109499
>>109486
Aw, fuck. Well, that's what I get for trying to build on previously established concepts without fully understanding them. I thought they were a big native tribe composed.
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109489
109491 109492 109496
>>109480
He Smiles
"You're Beautiful."
>>109482
"My Mom was the Same way. She often tried to stop my brother and i from fighting when i was a colt."
He Smiles a Bittersweet Smile.
"You Dad Sounds Like an interesting Stallion to say the least. A Mushroom that made you see colors? I've had experiences with them myself.
I Found a Patch of them on a remote part of the property i grew up on. The Trees Grew Faces and started talking to me. then i felt like i was falling and i saw a bunch of weird shapes and Vivid Colors."
>>109482
"Very Interesting Indeed."

Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109490
109491
>>109486
Honestly, I would rather hear your criticisms.

>>109487
Silver doesn't even bat an eye. "As I said, full-grown stallion."

He sits in thought for a couple seconds. "Your father sounds nice. I think he and my father would have gotten along well."
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109491
109493 109494 109495
>>109489
Iron looked at him strangely.
"Our father practically encouraged me and my brother to hooffight between ourselves to deal with our issues, except my sister of course."
He looks iffy, knowing how bad he felt after the 'trip'
>>109490
The reverse jailbait.
Iron blinks.
"Eh, I do not feel fully grown yet. Otherwise, I would not even be here."
>>109486
>>109488
Chalk it up to bad narrator in this case, if you point it out, he'll probably correct himself.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109492
109493 109495
>>109489
I think Dark Star is remembering watching Pocahontas

>>109488
Were you going to type more and were cut off?
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109493
>>109492
Not really, but feel free to do >>109491
Man, I feel dumb.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109494
109500
>>109491
He gives him a grin. "Perhaps in mind you have little ways to go, yet..."
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109495
109500
>>109491
"Our Dad Encouraged that stuff as well."
He Smiles and chuckles
"But boy! Mom sure hated it."
"I Felt Very Sick afterwords,Luckily my brother was the only one at home,when i walked back up to the house.Because as soon,as i walked through the gate."
>>109492
Kek

Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109496
109497
>>109489
“D’aww, thanks....” her expression changes a little
“You should..... probably not war random mushrooms off the ground”
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109497
109499
>>109496
"You're welcome."
He Smiles
Then he chuckles at the mushroom comment
"Yea, I Learned that the hard way...I Did go Back to that patch a couple times though."
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109499
109500 109502 109517
>>109497
She just blinks, and sits upright in her seat

>>109487
All at once, she both finds it hard to believe, yet acknowledges that that really would explain a lot

>>109488
Nah it’s fine.... as I said I try to give players leeway to make their characters and I’ve seen equally objectionable things from Silver and Dark Star
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109500
109501 109502
>>109494
Iron looks at his forelegs.
"I guess I do not look like a colt, I suppose. I thought stallionhood was at the 20 year-mark at the least, so that was why I was confused at your comment."
>>109495
Iron chuckled.
"Honestly, my mom grew to tolerate it after a while. I think she liked being there for us and healing us up."
But he does turn slightly iffier.
"Yeah... my mom got so worried."
>>109499
Too late!
A tiny spark crossed his mind as he now understands Skies' curiousness.
"Oh wait! I knew something was off. It was not the Three Tribes or unifications. I just happened to hear about it somewhere and mixed it up badly."
He coughs again, entering into story-time again.
"I think it was more of a sibling rivarly between Hoof and his brother, Buck. Both were candidates for being chieftain, but Buck won out, leaving Hoof bitter so he took off with some of his friends, his wife, his foals and some dissenters who did not like Buck's overreliance on arrows, feeling the tools were too powerful against nature to deal with."
He watches her mull in thought.
(I wonder if she will give sugarcanes now because I said that.)
He chuckles.
('Not a chance', she would say most likely.)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109501
109504
>>109500
"It is something like that, I suppose."
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109502
109504 109505 109507
>>109499
"Whats Wrong?"
He Looks Concerned
>>109500
"My Brother Freaked Out. He Threatened to Tell Mom a few times but i was able to talk him out of it. I Guess i was always Pretty Good at that."

Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109504
109506 109508
>>109501
Iron pokes one foreleg with his hoof.
"I understand, since you look somewhat like me with some more years on you, judging by the scars you have."
>>109502
Iron extends one side of his lips, a bit against Star's actions.
"Eh, you should have told her. It is no good to keep secrets with family. They are the ones whom you should trust most."
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109505
109507 109508
>>109502
She turns her head away, shakes it slightly, and says in a very soft voice
"Earth Ponies... eating stuff off the ground when they know it makes them sick, and always looking to get beat up"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109506
109507
>>109504
"Many...even if my winter coat is hiding them right now."
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109507
109508 109509
>>109505
>>109502
Iron smiles excitedly, placing one hoof on the table and the other raised.
"Oh! That is me! I am that pony!"
>>109506
He returns to original position, chuckling for his outburst.
"I told you. I am not a stallion yet. My coat only has..."
He peeks around his coat, moving away the hairs to try and find any.
"...I cannot see any of them."
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109508
109509 109511
>>109504
He Sounds rather melancholic
"Yea.... I Wish i would have gotten to tell her. I Never Got the opportunity to confess to her before she was gone."
>>109505
"Eh...Thats just our nature i guess."
He Grins
>>109507
"We are Both that pony,pal."
He Chuckles


Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109509
109511 109513
142096245633.jpg
>>109508
>>109507

Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109511
109512 109513
>>109509
He chuckles some more at her expense, looking outside if the time is near where he has to do the thing.
>>109508
At first he chuckles with him some more, but
Iron feels bad after bringing the 'mother is dead' stuff, looking grim.
"Right. Forgot about that."

Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109512
109513 109515
>>109511
"oh, fuck off"
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109513
109514 109515
>>109511
"It's Ok. I've gotten used to it."
He Smiles
>>109509
>>109512
"Ah Don't be like that."
He Cuddles her
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109514
109515
>>109513
*Poner is cuddled*
Her wings are pushed up a little.
She enjoys the cuddling
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109515
>>109512
>>109514
>>109513
He grins knowingly
"Just as planned."

He turns to Dark Star, unsure of his 'coped' status.
"If you say so."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109517
109518 109519 109520
The floof pony meanwhile sits there awkwardly, not really knowing what to talk about.

>>109499
This is still bothering the hell out of me.
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109518
109521
>>109517
Skies pats the floof pony

Um... what’s bothering you?
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109519
109520 109521
>>109517
Iron decides to do the most sensible thing in this situation:
He boops Silver's snoot! The devilish fiend!
DS
LwPlO
?
No.109520
109533
>>109519
>>109517
Dark Star Boops Silver right after iron

Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109521
109522 109524
>>109518
*floof pony is pat*
[Silver liked that]

What're the objectionable things I've said, before?

>>109519
*floof pony is booped*
[Silver disliked that]
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109522
109523
>>109521
Iron smiles like a dummy.
"You look bored."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109523
109526
>>109522
"Well, bored might be one way to put it." Silver leans back in his chair. "I suppose I simply have nothing really to do at moment, and it is making me little restless. I would drink some more, but if we are going to recon then it is good idea that I have clear head." He thinks back to the drinks he's already had. "Well, mostly clear head."
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109524
109525 109526
Okay, I should definitely write out the last part of the dossier... but damn it’s hard to find motivation

>>109521
Do you really want to know?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109525
109534
>>109524
Eeyup.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109526
109527 109534
>>109523
Iron nods, returning to his original stance.
"Perhaps we can play some sort of game?"
He looks at the others, unsure of what kind of game adults like them play.
(I hope it is tag. I like tag.)
>>109524
Psst. How much time Iron has left? I don't want him overextending his bounds and missing the deadline.
And I know that feeling, man.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109527
109528
>>109526
Silver tilts his head. "Game? Like poker, or something like that?"
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109528
109529
>>109527
Iron shrugs.
"Maybe? I do not know what games are popular here."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109529
109530
>>109528
"I have not played any game in...well, it has been long while. You would probably know better than I would."
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109530
109531
>>109529
Iron hums in thought.
"I have no idea either. Most of the ones I used to play back home would put me in a big advantage as well as leave us injured most likely."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
hlA55
?
No.109531
109533 109536
>>109530
"...We should probably avoid them then." Silver thinks on the subject.
Anonymous
BrSUO
?
No.109533
109536
>>109531
Iron looks at him expectantly.
>>109520
He turns to see Dark Star.
"Do you have any ideas?"
Anonymous
CAN5+
?
No.109534
109535 109536 109537 109539
>>109525
Okay....

The one that came to mind was the story of alicorns or supernatural something or other visiting Severyanan ponies. I kind of wanted to object because it would be an instance of contact with god-like beings, which I wanted to control because the way in which god-like entities interact with the world kind of runs according to a plan I had, and that didn't necessarily fit in with it. On the other hoof.... maybe it can work? Also, Silver told it like a legend, so it always has the possibility of being false or an adaptation of something else.
This is a more minor thing, but Silver said Severyana was a United Tribe, and I was thinking that because Severyana is one of the only pony areas on Equus to have a distinctly different language and culture that it was probably a separate pony nation that predated the united tribes, was eventually annexed into Equestria after failed attempts by Crusaders to conquer it, but always felt like a distinct culture and region, which aided the calls for independence which resulted in Stalliongrad. Of course, maybe it is a United Tribe, who knows

Another one was attitudes towards Homosexuality. I know that a hell of a lot of fanfics portray Equestria as always having perfect freelove, geneder nuetral pronouns,mandatory lesbianism and whatever the hell else, but Equestria has always seemed to me to be or recently have been a traditionalist, communitarian society that is not likely to accept homosexuality, or at least not without some reservations. More to the point, I'm kind of doing an adaptation of the World circa 1940, so attitudes towards homosexuality are complex, but strongly tending towards non-acceptance. Interestingly Stalliongrad would probably be among the most socially progressive in that regard. I was going to write a long post about a history of attitudes towards homosexuality, but ultimately didn't. Obviously Silver can be pro-homosexual if he wants to be. He's part Bolshevik after all, and probably a lot of the Communists and some of the Social Democrats in Baltimare would agree with him (and maybe also certain Spartans). It's just that homosexual acceptance is not going to be ubiquitous in this setting.

There was the cuddle pile thing. That's not really objectionable, it just seemed kind of weird. Of course, Silver could have just been making shit up to fuck with Dark Star. Also, some cultures, like Greeks for example, are going to be a hell of a lot more comfortable with touching than Americans

Also there was the armpit aphrodisiac thing that Silver told Dark Star about pegasi biology while they were in the attic of the Comte residence. This isn't really objectionable for worldbuilding reasons, but because it was something told to Dark Star meaning I would need to ERP it. Let me repeat that. I would have to ERP fucking sexy smelly armpits. Just.

Again, I don't want to discourage players from adding more depth to character back stories. You can participate in world building as well

>>109526
What are you talking about?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109534
Honestly, that all is good to know. Thanks!
DS
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>>109533
>>109531
"How about a game of Cards?"
He Grins
>>109534
>sexy smelly armpits
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG


Anonymous
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>>109534
I thought it was the wings that were supposed to be smelled, not the armpits.
Remember the Cauldron situation? Iron still has to deal with that. Honestly, time shouldn't have passed by a lot, but Iron would like to know how long he has.
And you know, you wouldn't put an actual time limit on PCs, are you?
>>109536
Iron looks at Dark Star.
"Maybe. What do you have in mind?"
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>>109536

>>109535
Um..,. Are you sure?

Another thing from much further back I initially didn’t like was in the story about how Silver met Storm Warning. It was a cute story, but it seemed off to me that Equestria would just let a major trade route right next to the capital and basically on top of the old capital be overrun with bandits and highwaymen. I eventually got over that an actually sort of integrated it into the Train quest-line. When the train is stopped near the Everfree forest (on the side of the forest opposite of Ponyville) it is attacked by a set of old mares, kind of like the group that Storm Warning was a part of. Their leader is even named “Red Morning,” from the adage “red sky at morning, sailor’s warning,” like she’s named after Storm Warning.

>>109537
How long until what?
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>>109534
As far as more in-depth thoughts go:

#1: This isn't one of my better moments. I wasn't thinking straight and I somehow managed to mash up two completely different concepts in my head and they just did not mix well.

#2: Silver never said that Severyana was one of the tribes that founded Equestria, as far as my knowledge goes. He did say that the ponies of Severyana first united underneath Tsar-turned-Emperor Peter the Great, which included both Severyana proper and where Nova Griffonia is located, now (though I've since changed the date to something After Lunar Banishment: 420 - 421 ALB). In my head, I figured that the preservation of Severyanan culture and language meant that the country would have been a recent acquisition compared with the rest of Equestria. The catalyst I've got for that happening is in 793, when the Griffonian Empire beat the Severyanan Empire in a Five Years' War and annexed the territories of what would be known as Nova Griffonia: Severyana would immediately afterwards agree to become a vassal of Equestria in exchange for protection, and in 822, Equestria formally integrated the region into Equestria itself after Tsar Nikolai Nickerlaevich was deposed.

#3: What can I say? Silver was lonely, horny, drunk, and Dark Star is a very soft mare-like pone. Likely won't happen again, though I imagine it'll continue to be a bit of a running joke.

#4: Don't you be dissin' the cuddle pile, now.

#5: Feel free to ignore that particular piece of lore if you want to. Just a little throwaway something. Silver will never talk about it again.

>>109538
That's pretty nifty, actually. I like that.

Also, yeah, of course it's good to know. It's good to know the flaws in my storytelling, as it's hard for me to see them, myself.
Anonymous
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>>109538
Faith in humanity: Lost with my sides.
Well, Iron did promise her in his panic to tell the deep dark secret he had to her, which is that particular dream part he was abashed about.
Pretty sure it's not actually necessary, but I like to think Iron's on an actual time limit just to rack up his tension.
DS
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>>109537
"How About Black Jack? it's a pretty fun game."
>>109538

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>>109541
Silver nods. "Yes, it is indeed good game. If we find set of cards, who would serve as dealer?"
Anonymous
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>>109541
Iron tilts his head.
"I guess I can try it, but I have no idea how to play it."
DS
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109547
>>109542
"After you. i've never really been the best dealer."
>>109543
"Can you do math?"
Anonymous
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I kind of feel like I’m failing at my job here if you all are bored
There actually is someone I am waiting on before starting the Hoebuck quest

>>109539
Reee

>>109542
Also reee
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109546
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>>109545
Who would you be waiting on, if I am allowed to ask?

Also, why are you reeeing?
Anonymous
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>>109545
Well, Iron has the perfect ending for the day at any rate, as long as he doesn't spill more spaghetti than usual.
>>109544
Iron stares at Dark Star blankly.
"Yes, I can do math. It was boring, but useful."
DS
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109549 109556
>>109547
"Its a simple game, the first one to 21 wins. my brother always used to beat me at it."
Anonymous
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>>109548
Iron nods.
"I suppose that works. Do you have the things necessary to play the game now?"
Anonymous
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>>109547

>>109546
>>109546
Because you contradicted me on point 2

I am trying to get Ash back
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109550
Oh. You mean in how I said I thought that Silver never said that Severyana was one of the founding tribes?

It would be nice to have her back, even if she makes us all look bad by comparison.
Anonymous
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>>109550
I am quite surprised you actually went and fetched him, but are you sure you are making the right move? Or perhaps I'll be forced to go away too if she doesn't show up since there's so many wrenches in your plans because of her absence. I'm not sure he'll bite unless you go to grovel levels in my opinion.
Also maybe letting some non-SRD books through in your game setting.

>pic related
Come on, now. Don't be like that. You know Iron loves Cauldron more than the physical aspects.
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>>109552
What? Why do you say that?

>>109551
And why do you say that?
Anonymous
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>>109553
Well... He didn't part because she was bored. More like he felt particularly offended by your actions. His words, not mine.
That means it's not going to be that simple to mend, unless you have a plan of sorts that could attract him back 100% for sure.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109553
They just know how to use the game mechanics in ways that are far beyond the rest of us. They sound like they know what they're doing when they play (excluding the times Ash sets things on fire), and Ash just seems a lot more optimized for her role than the rest of the cast.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109548
Silver briefly changes the subject. "You said you would attempt to carry out your mission tomorrow morning: do you have more specific time? I promised Father Maren and myself I would help volunteer to clear bodies from quarry and catacombs tomorrow."
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>>109552
>>109554

>>109555
I’ve noticed the “optimization”
Anonymous
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>>109557
You do you, GM, but I warn you: It's going to be a hard sell, so get your 3 paragraph apology ready.
Anonymous
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109560 109561
Well, I'm cashing out for the night.
Have good day, peeps.
Soon, I shall acheive waifu obtained status.
Anonymous
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>>109559

Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109559
Sleep well!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109562
...About what?
Anonymous
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>>109560
Soon, Iron will be sucking on that straw!
A nice Chryssi pic. Would pat/10
Anonymous
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>>109566
Wait, what happened?
I seem to have missed something here.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109566
>>109567
I'd have to agree here: what exactly has you so upset?
DS
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Boop?
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>>109583
Don't boop me! >:(
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>>109584

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I’m not entirely sure I’m feeling it today
\r
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>>109585
REEEEEEEEEEEEE!

>>109587
We won't hold it against you if you need time to rest and recuperate. It isn't any fun for anyone, yourself included, if the GM is all frazzled.

Know of something else you'd like to do after you get off work to relax? Any good vidya?
DS
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>>109587
thats fine
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>>109588
No.
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>>109590
Oh. I'm sorry to hear that.
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>>109592
>>109587
Well damn. I have no idea what caused you this lack of motivation but we're here for you man.
Anonymous
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I received my PonyFinder Bestiary today
Anonymous
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>>109604
Nice.
Never thought one existed.
What's it got?
Anonymous
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>>109605
Gotime the other day too from the BC vendor. It's got rules for both Pathfinder and 5e characters and monsters plus original creatures. Bat ponies, fairy ponies, constructs, etc.
Anonymous
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>>109606
Quite spoopy, indeed.
Definitely good to have some guidelines on monsters. It eases quite the heavy load with thinking up creatures the PCs can fight or not.
Anonymous
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>>109606
Yes, that’s where I got mine
Anonymous
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>>109605
Well I don’t know all of what it’s got in it, but I will be exploring it
Anonymous
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>>109611
Nice. Awaiting what inspiration you'll get from it.
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Goddamn, it's quiet in here.
Anonymous
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>>109649

Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109650
SOMEONE'S ALIVE!
Anonymous
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>>109652
And someone is going to die
Just kidding
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109653
Oh, good! Thought I was going to have to break out the hankerchief for my sweating forehead.
Anonymous
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>>109653
>>109652
Hello
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>>109659
Feelin' any better today?
Anonymous
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>>109661
>>109659
That happy changie sure makes it look like it.
Anonymous
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>>109661
A little
Anonymous
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>>109663
Have cat.
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>>109663
A little is better than nothing. Have a cute.
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I think I should make the next part of the quest dossier tonight, or soon

>>109665
D'aww, that really is a cute

>>109664
Wat
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>>109666 (checked)
Neato, Satan.
Anonymous
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>>109666
Is cat.
Anonymous
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>>109666
>un-checked
Reeeeeeeeee
Anonymous
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Whoops sorry.
Have more cat.
DS
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>>109672

DS
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>>109672
>>109666

Anonymous
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>>109674
How dare u!
You maek cat sed>>109674

Anonymous
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>>109674
Apogee a qt.
DS
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_cat nip.jpg
>>109676
Im sorry cat fren, heres some catnip
Anonymous
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109680
>>109677
That pencil boop is awesome.
Anonymous
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>>109678
Now that's more like it, brother.
>>109679
tfw no pencil or pencil-drawn pone to boop
DS
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File (hide): 4B76AE80FF7BD751738D85B02E95929B-939428.m4v (917.4 KB, Resolution:1280x720 Length:00:00:11, _Apogee.mp4) [play once] [loop]
_Apogee.mp4
>>109677
Apogee is top cute
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>>109681
If there's an Apogee in the EaW universe, I hope she's doing alright.
Anonymous
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Did something break out here?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109684
>>109683
Oh?
Anonymous
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109688
>>109682
Most likely helping build the equivalent of a nuke with her dad either as an unwilling changeling scientist, an unwilling New Mareland scientist or living in her mom's dump.
Anonymous
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No.109686
>>109683
Not on my end
DS
ZQ8q0
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109689
_Boop marble.jpg
>>109683
Yea >pic related
>>109682
I Hope there is an apogee in this universe
Anonymous
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109690
Um.... players can converse with each other in character since they should all be together now. I am going to type up part 3 now, which should hopefully be the last essential piece of the dossier

>>109682
>>109685
Shinpdage's apogee comic series depicts an Equestria that is substantially more technologically advanced than the one depicted in Equestria at War. They aren't so easy to reconcile together
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109687
Silver looks over at Dark Star. "So, I am thinking of dusting off my weaponsmithing abilities tomorrow, after we finish with mission. I have already got idea for something I could make Iron. Do you have anything you would like made for you? Shortsword, maybe, for when enemies get too close for comfort?"
Anonymous
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109694
>>109688
I'll withhold my right until I actually reach a keyboard, but I can respond some small questions if they want to interact.
DS
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No.109691
109692
>>109689
"Uh, Sure. i'm not exactly the best with swords though."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109692
109693
>>109691
"It does not have to be sword, that is just first idea that came to mind. Give me some ideas, and I will see what I can do."
DS
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109694
>>109692
"Maybe A Dagger?"
He puts his hoof to his chin in thought
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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109696 109697
>>109693
Silver nods. "I can do dagger. Anything special you would want done with it, to personalize it?"

>>109690
"I suppose I should ask you same: anything you want done with your gift?"
Anonymous
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No.109695
109698
*Skies takes a long drink of her maretini*
Anonymous
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109698
>>109694
Iron ponders for a bit.
"I have no idea what to expect. Maybe make it look like wood?"
DS
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No.109697
109698 109703
>>109694
"Uh yeah,Could you engrave 2 crossed fasces on the Handle and above those could you write "The Blue Skies will always guide me home"?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109698
109703
>>109696
"Hmm...I am not certain how possible that will be, but I can try. I have never heard of such request before."

>>109697
Silver nods. "I can do this."

>>109695
Finally, Silver turns to Skies with a smile. "So...anything you would like made for you, Ms. Skies, should results for these two look promising?"
Anonymous
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No.109699
109700
Iron looks to the sides, a bit guilty
"You can always not do it. It is supposed to be a gift, not a request you are being paid for."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>109699
Silver waves it off. "It is no big deal for me to try. It is simply new to me."
Anonymous
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>>109700
Iron looks quite unconvinced.
"I guarantee I will not be upset if you simply bring me a basic one."
(Like it could compare to my hooves.)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109702
109704
>>109701
"We will see what happens."
Anonymous
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109705 109706
>>109697
Skies smiles

>>109698
"Well.... maybe"
Anonymous
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109705
>>109702
Iron nods.
(I hope he did not take that in a bas way.)
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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109707
>>109703
Silver motions with a hoof. "Well, let us hear idea you would have."

>>109704
The look on Silver's face suggests that it was a mere statement of fact.
DS
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No.109706
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>>109703
"i thought you might like that one."
He Grins
Anonymous
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>>109705
"Maybe a short sword... something like my cutie mark"

>>109706
She smiles, then presses her body up against him, basically rubbing him like a cat
Anonymous
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No.109708
>>109706
>>109707
The scene in front of Iron only serve as a grim reminder of what he may have given up because of prior actions.
(I hope I can get that feeling, too.)
DS
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109710
>>109707
He pets her with a look of joy and contentment on his face.
Anonymous
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>>109709
*coo*
She coos like a dove, and her ears flop down as she closes her eyes and accepts the pets
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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109712 109713
>>109707
"Hmm...may I get proper look at your cutie mark, then?"
Anonymous
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>>109711
L00d
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109714 109715 109717
>>109711
She smiles and slightly laughs with a "heh," and says explicitly
"Do you really think I'm going to just let you get a look at my ass"
She says that almost pointlessly, as she immediately pulls herself a little aways from Dark Star, leans down, and thrusts her right flank up into the air where her rump is almost in Dark Star's face, and her flank is visible to Silver. She moves her tail far off to the side so her cutie mark can be seen. It's what looks like a combat knife or sword without a hilt, with a brown leather handle, a straight double blade, and golden wings going off to either side
\r
Anonymous
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109716 109717 109720
>>109713
Iron can't help but be slightly disturbed and disgusted by Skies' actions, blaring alarms in his head.
(Why did she need to do that? She is mental!)
"Try not to show your hindquarters to the rest of the bar, please."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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109716
>>109713
Even with the surprise this action brings, Silver nods, appreciating the design of the sword upon her posterior. Pony magic has a knack for designing rather aesthetic weapons. "It looks like it would perfectly fit for daughter of Nimbusia like yourself. I can do that."
Anonymous
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>>109714
“Oh fuck off, you’re the only one who interprets it as sexual. He asked to see my cutie mark, and I am showing it to him. Now turn your head away you pervert”

>>109715
“Indeed it does.”
She lowers her behind, and sits down in the booth with her back now against Dark Star
DS
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No.109717
109718 109719 109720
>>109713
Dark Star has a large grin on his face
"Nice View."
>>109714
"It's fine. nopony is making a scene but you."
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No.109718
109723
>>109717
She turns her head back to him, and gives him that malign grin. “I’m glad you like it. I was very proud of that cutie mark”
Anonymous
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No.109719
109721 109723
>>109717
>>109716
Iron looks knowingly at the both of them, shaking his head.
(Poor colt. Cuckoldry is his future with that mare.)
He decides not to cause anymore ruckus about it, since it's really none of his business to intervene.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109720
109721 109722
>>109714
>>109716
>>109717
Silver smiles as ideas of these new future designs go through his head. "I do hope this goes well. I want to give something back to you all who I would consider my friends."
Anonymous
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No.109721
109725 109726
>>109719
>>109720
She leans back towards Dark Star, and places a hoof and foreleg around him, giving malevolent look at Iron

Then she looks over to Silver, more warmly
“Thank you”
Anonymous
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No.109722
109725
>>109720
Iron shrugs.
"I will await your result."
DS
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No.109723
109724 109725 109726
>>109718
"How did you get it?"
>>109719
"Something wrong? you look like you have something to say."

Anonymous
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No.109724
109734
>>109723
“It was during a test at my school. We were divided into teams for capture the flag in a wooded area. The other side took up a strong defensive position in a little building, and no pony in my group could get past them. I went off on my own, and I slipped past them. When I planted the flag down in our fort, it appeared on me. No pony knew how I had done it. You know, I was one of the last ponies in my class to get my cutie mark...”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109725
109734
>>109721
>>109722
>>109723
"And who knows? Perhaps in future, when we face greatest evils of this world together, and prepare to deliver final blow, it will be with my steel that evil shall be slain."
Anonymous
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No.109726
109728 109734
>>109721
Iron simply looks at her for a bit, unimpressed, then back at nothing in particular.
(I bet he will simply rut her harder later to compensate.)
>>109723
He looks at Star, feeling the possible anger over his callout.
"I will withhold any comments. You two have fun with eachother and all that."
(Not my problem to deal with. If it works for him, it works to them.)
Anonymous
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No.109727
Iron looks at Silver doubtfully.
"Sure?"
Anonymous
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No.109728
109729 109731
>>109726
“Sounds like somepony is jealous he hasn’t gotten a rump in face”
Anonymous
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No.109729
109730 109731
>>109728
Iron squints at Skies, seeing through her taunt.
"I can wait for that. There are better things to do than looking under tails."
(I cannot fight now. I must deal with my actual problem, not create a new one along with it.)
Anonymous
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No.109730
109731 109732
>>109729
“Then why were you staring at my ass?”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109731
>>109728
>>109729
>>109730
As much as Silver dislikes the idea of these ponies fighting right now, he does let out a *snnrk* from biting back a bit of laughter.
Anonymous
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No.109732
109733
>>109730
Iron does not get the typical blush from that kind of callout like he usually does.
"Because you lifted it up so everypony can see? What kind of question is that?"
Anonymous
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No.109733
109735 109736
>>109732
“Well what the hell kind of reaction is this you’re having to me showing another pony my cutie mark? Are you afraid of cutie marks? Did a cutie mark kill your family? Or are you expressing a deeper fear of the female body?”
DS
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No.109734
109736 109737
>>109724
"that"s an amazing story. i bet you had the best one in class."
He smiles
>>109725
"that sounds Like a great time."
>>109726
"i Don't want any hard feelings between us, if we are going to work as a team i need to know how everypony feels."

Anonymous
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No.109735
109736 109737
>>109733
Iron deadpans at Skies.
"Yes, because showing your cutie mark involves burying your coltfriend in mare bits so that others can gawk at."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109736
109738 109740
>>109733
>>109734
>>109735
Silver looks between the three of them. "I do not know about you, Iron, but I believe Dark Star got best deal of anypony else in tavern, there."
Anonymous
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No.109737
109738 109740
>>109734
She pulls on him a little more, and bats her eyes towards him
You can bet I did

>>109735
“Mare bits? Colt, where is you mind? I was showing my cutie mark to Silver. Colt, keep up your perviness and I’ll report you to your mother. And yes. It’s a lovely cutie mark. Glad you think it is ‘gawk’ worthy”
DS
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No.109738
109739 109740
>>109736
"I Would have to agree."
>>109737
He Squeezes her tight with his foreleg
"what did the other team think when you captured it?"
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No.109739
109741
>>109738
*poner is squeezed*
At least she feels smooth on the outside
“What did they think? Hehe, they didn’t even know it was missing until they saw the flag flying from our fort and heard the cheering”
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No.109740
109741 109742
>>109737
Iron can't help but be frustrated at Skies' impish innocence.
"Stop acting innocent. I know what you did."
>>109736
>>109738
He turns to Silver, his nostrils flaring a bit.
"I would rather not, Silver," he grits his teeth lightly. "It can come later. I would rather talk about the mission."
(Hopefully never)
DS
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No.109741
109743
>>109739
He Laughs
"that's what i would expect from you."
>>109740
"What Would you like to know about it?"
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No.109742
109743
>>109740
She bends over and laughs
“Haha, I showed my cutie mark to Silver and a bit more than that to my special somepony. Did you think I am impersonating somepony, or sold state secrets? Hehe, to hear you tell it...”
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No.109743
109744 109745
>>109741
Iron blinks at Star.
"What kind of mission is it? Sabotage, scouting, annihilation. Kill, knockout, capture. Those kind of thin-."
>>109742
He exhales loudly at her excuses for exhibitionism.
>>109741
"-gs."

Anonymous
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No.109744
109746
>>109743
She is still smiling over at Iron
“Me thinks somepony wants a rump shoves in his face by a special somepony. That, or he wishes he had a cutie mark like mine”
DS
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No.109745
109746
>>109743
"well, its going to be broken into 2 parts, scouting of the Area. and then tomorrow morning, we stop their operations by what ever means possible. it's not going to be easy as they are working out of an old fort."
Anonymous
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No.109746
109747 109749 109750 109751
>>109744
Iron looks at Skies with disdain.
(To be playing with her body like that. It sickens me. I bet she simply wants me to be part of her rutbuddies she has.)
Iron snickers to himself.
(It is way better to thrust inside the mare than simply look at nethers like some wimp.)
>>109745
Iron halts his thought process.
"Wait. You mean we are doing part of the job today?"
DS
ZQ8q0
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No.109747
109748 109749 109750 109751
>>109746
"I suppose it could be put off for a day or two. if you need time to get ready. but yes that was the plan."
Anonymous
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No.109748
109751
>>109747
Iron shakes his head.
"What estimation do you have in terms of time spent doing the scouting?"
Anonymous
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No.109749
109750 109751 109753
>>109746
>>109747
Skies places her hooves on the table, and looks more condemningly at Iron
“No no, tell us all what you have running through your mind, colt. Let us all in on how that little, sex-driven pea sized brain of your works”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.109750
109753 109769
>>109747
Silver nods. "That might help. We can get our affairs in order, prepare supplies for mission. And it means we can plan everything else around mission, rather than trying to fit mission in middle of everything."

>>109746
>>109749
Silver grumbles at how the light ribbing of before has gone into full-blown insults.
DS
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No.109751