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Occupied Equestria - Morning
Anonymous
DH5jH
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No.127000
Up in the North, the ponies have successfully found who, or rather, what was damaging the mine. But their quest is not over, as they go to look for the source of the trouble. In Baltimare, Iron, Silver, and Dark Star enjoy the fruits of defeating the cultists, while Midnight herds the remaining rescues.

We welcome any new players to join
1653 replies and 48 files omitted.
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128745
128746 128784
>>128744
Mala, of all creatures, joins in
"Let's hear it"

She looks around
"I... don't have the poems I made as a girl with me. They were... bad..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128746
128747
>>128745
"Do you remember any you can tell us?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128747
128748
>>128746
"It's all in a different language. You wouldn't get it"
She still has the embarrassed smile
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128748
128749
>>128747
The pony lets out a small giggle, and hugs the griffon.
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128749
128750
>>128748
The unicorn pony hugs the griffin, whose wings expand in part.

As if granting Jubilosa a reprieve from questions about her preteen poetry, the plates of food arrive. Roast Beef, a Steak, and a plate of more than one mauve colored octopus. They are still slightly moving
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128750
128751
>>128749
The pony looks over from the griffon he's hugging to the octopi, getting visibly startled by the movement.
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128751
128752 128753
>>128750
The good news is that the octopi are actually rather small in size, and they aren't particularly active. But they are still moving. Jubilosa looks over herself
"... In my country, they were boiled first, and server with onions"

Mala sniffs the steak, puts up the nails of his paw to hold the steak down, and rips part off with his mouth.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128752
128754
>>128751
Silver picks one of the wriggly things up.

"So, how do you, uh...eat them?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128754
128755
>>128752
"... Uh... They were supposed to have their arms cut off, and you can rip or swallow the arms. These ones are smaller, and not boiled"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128755
128756
>>128754
"Well...how do you propose we go about this?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128756
128757 128784
>>128755
They came accompanied by seeds and oil, looks like sesame seeds.

"Uh... I guess the arms would be seperated?"

Mala, who stopped after eating half of his steak to eat some of the roast beef, moves his head over to the octopi. His snout comes close, sniffing them, but suddenly pulls away when one of them moves. Staring at it, he then lunges down and bites the head of the creature, pulling it away with fairly long tentacles. It starts writhing as best it can, and Mala squishes it in his mouth, trying to throw it up and re-position it. Then he tilts his head up, and evidently starts to swallow it. It falls into his mouth, with some tentacles still moving around, inclduing one that attempts to latch onto the side of his face, but fails. He moves his head up, swallows again, then again, and for a moment seems as if he may choke. But the thing slinks down, until there are only a few tentacles remaining, letting him breath. He swallows these down, licks his lips, and then places his muzzle down in the roast beef

"...That's one way to do it"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128757
128758
>>128756
Silver does not look like he was prepared for this.

"...maybe it needs to be killed, first?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128758
128759
>>128757
"... Maybe."
She smiles at him
"You can enjoy Khoi's cooking instead, if you'd rather. Or maybe ask Mala for some of his food. Or you can try the mutton"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128759
128760
>>128758
Silver takes a deep breath in, and puts on his bravest face.

"N-no, I am fine. How about you?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128760
128761
>>128759
https://youtu.be/hmqyfQv3EXc?t=63

She smiles back, awkwardly
"I'm fine"

What Mala did didn't seem exactly safe when he did it, and a pony....
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128761
128762
>>128760
Press F to pay respects

Silver grabs a knife, whispers "Sorry about this..." to an octopus, and tries to kill it.
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128762
128763
>>128761
Silver learns something. The tentacles don't stop squirming once severed
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128763
128764
>>128762
Hmm...okay, new plan, he cuts a small portion of the tentacle off from the rest, dips it in the oil, and eats it.
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128764
128765 128784
>>128763
It's slightly bland - something the sesame oil helps with - and a little chewy. Tastes more like chicken than fish - if Silver knows what either of those taste like. Silver notes that the suckers on the tentacles have some power left, making choking on them not impossible.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128765
128766
>>128764
He tries to be as careful as possible to avoid choking as he looks at Jubilosa.

"It's fine...good even! See?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128766
128767
>>128765
"Uh... sure. I can try it this way."

Jubilosa picks up one with the fork, not quite wanting to stab it, and rubs it in the oil. She lifts it up, looking a bit... perhaps not quite "disgusted," but certainly intimidated by the creature. She places the head in her mouth, and lets it stay there for a moment. Then, she moves her head up, to let it come further in, and moves her tongue around.it, and sits there for another moment, before tilting her head up, pressing it forward, and letting the octopus slide down her throat in an almost even motion, stopping once and being swallowed again as the tentacles wiggle before going down.

From Silver's perspective, it looks like she just managed to do what Mala did with greater ease and more grace. But you'd never know from her facial expressions, as she has a mixture of fear and disgust, ultimately looking as she did after swallowing the hard alcohol the night before

"Yeah... heheh. Not bad"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128767
128768
>>128766
Silver stares at her during her achievement, blushing a light red across his cheeks.

"W-woah..."

He comes to, shaking his head clear.

"Uh, I-I mean...this is certainly interesting...meal. Tastes little like poultry or fish."
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128768
128769
>>128767
She blushes to him. Or at least she would, if her face were not covered in feathers.
"Y-yeah. It's it's own thing, sort of"

She tries to cut off the tentacle of another one, to eat it the way Silver does
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128769
128770
>>128768
Silver has another, himself, slowly getting used to it.
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128770
128771
>>128769
There are only four Octopi... Octopuses in total, with Silver and Jubilosa each now cutting and eating one. Jubilosa can't quite chew, but she does seem to try to savor it, dipping more into the sesame. They are still reasonably large, with the feats achieved by Mala and Jubilosa only possibly because of how squishy, wet, and slippery the creatures are
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128771
128772
>>128770
Silver swallows the bite he was savoring, and looks to Jubilosa.

"So, griffons in Sicameon fished for these regularly?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128772
128773
>>128771
She looks back up to him, now secure in this way of eating live octopus
"Somewhat regularly. Fish and squid were more common but yes."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128773
128774
>>128772
Silver, too, has become more confident with this way of eating octopus.

"I take it fishing made up most of food for Sicameon?"
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128774
128775
>>128773
"Fish was a major source, yes, but it was hardly the only source. We grew rice, we had potato, wheat, and even maize. We had fields of peppers and tomatoes, and sugarcane in the south. We would eat our sheep when they grew too old to fleece, and our milk cows"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128775
128776
>>128774
"Huh. We did not have lot of variety in Severyana when it came to food. We mostly grew wheat, barley, sorgum, as well as vegetables like cabbage and lettuce. We also had mushrooms, cows for milk, and chickens for eggs. We also fished little, particularly in winter when we could not grow anything."
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128776
128777
>>128775
"Fished? She asks

Though he has no homeland to speak of, Mala joins in
"In the public schools they gave us bread and muffins. Sometimes hay burgers, which I could never eat. On the days they gave us bread or fruit, that was fine if mother had meat when we got home. But when it was hay or alfalfa instead, I would be hungry. Then mother sometimes only had potato. When she started declining, it was bad... I heard that after I left thy introduced special meals for all the griffins that included fish. That would have been so much better"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128777
128778
>>128776
Silver looks over at Mala sympatheticly.

"That would be terrible to go through...I am glad you survived, though."
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128778
128779
>>128777
Jubilosa actually looks over at him sympathetically

"It was... not pleasant. Especially when mother refused to leave the house sometimes for days. There was no place like this to go to. Not that I could have afforded it anyways. Then after I left school..... it was not pleasant"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128779
128780
>>128778
Silver lowers his head to him.

"I promise you, Mala, as long as it is within my power, that will not happen again."
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128780
128781 128784
>>128779
He lowers his head slightly as well, as his ears fall back
"Thanks... I think you may be the first pony to actually accept it. Accept me, I mean. You and that pony that dyed his fur to look like a Zebra. Dark Star. Every other pony or zebra I have come across was always uncomfortable with carnivorism. They wouldn't say it outloud. At least most of them wouldn't. Some would say it was monstrous and scream in horror. But most would grit their teeth and walk away, or show disgust. Maybe they could sit across in uncomfortable silence. It was unnerving, or disgusting, or just something they would rather not be around. They would try to make me just eat something else instead. I think maybe the ponies think that anything that eats meat could eat them. Or maybe its that they think its mean to the animals or something, and they want to take care of the animals. I don't know. Even ponies who were nicer to me always had a kind of aversion to it. Like Boek, He would smile, but say "I don't want to be around when it happens" and leave the room. Or the Zebra, who judged us for it. But seeing you eat meat here.... and especially how nice you were last night... it's different. Very different from anything I have experienced with ponies before."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
a9b3b92
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No.128781
128782 128784
>>128780
Silver looks up at him, and smiles.

"I am glad I could be there for you. And I suppose I am glad my taste for meat has finally helped someone."
Anonymous
eb72b76
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No.128782
128812
>>128781
Silver;s taste for meat sure hasn't helped these octopuses, or the pig, or his coin pouch when the bill comes

Mala smiles back to him, contended and satisfied from the meal. He has a fairly distended belly, although most likely, little of that comes from what he's eaten here.
Anonymous
4f20bed
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No.128784
128788
>>128712
Decided to do a little research. It's really interesting.
https://horserookie.com/do-horses-eat-meat/

>>128745
>as a girl
Is a griffin child a cub or a fledgeling?

>>128756
There was one kung-fu genre movie where a character had to eat a whole live octopus. Problem was that the actor was a vegetarian Buddhist and had to make a special prayer before eating the octopus. Unfortunately for him, they had to reshoot the scene three times

What's ironic is that octopi probably would be a sapient invertebrate in the MLP universe

>>128764
Disappointed you didn't ask for a roll

>>128780
>>128781
D'awwww
Spirit of a Sardonic Economist
ce934b5
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No.128785
128786
I know that Changelings have German corollary equipment, Equestria has American corollary equipment and Stalliongrad has Soviet corollary equipment. I'm doing research into what heavy weapons we could introduce to the game-world and I want to know what's the corollary of New Mareland.
Also, would the Changelings be using captured Olenian equipment like irl Germans did and if so what would be the corollary of Olenia? I'm guessing it's the UK for New Mareland and Czechoslovakia for Olenia

Anonymous
c657145
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No.128786
128787
>>128785
Equestria I think is probably based on Canada, given that their bomber list seems to be British. The Equestrian submachine gun here should be assumed to be the Sten gun, since it's actually kind of similar in most specifications to the Changeling MP40 and the New Marelander Owen gun, and the magazine that feeds from the side seems like the kind of adaptation a quadruped race would have. New Mareland has had Australian equipment thus far, including Owen guns and Wirraway dive bombers. Olenia is actually Finish in its equipment. As the capture of Olenia takes place sometime before the Great War, the Changelings likely had time to retool the factories and build up their own equipment. I suppose its possible that they use Suomis, or Olenian sniper rifles or ski equipment. I have depicted them as using "carbines," which are likely captured Equestrian equipment
Spirit of a Sardonic Economist
ce934b5
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No.128787
128788
>>128786
Good to know. Although that limits what's available to our protagonists, it does allow other major world powers to have fleshed-out weapons systems. I'm guessing that the River Coalition would be American then, and the Griffonian Empire would be Czech?
Anonymous
5254f9d
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No.128788
128789 128790
Spoilered
For what it's worth, the dish that Jubilosa thought she was ordering was a (Spanish) Galician dish known as "Polbo á feira," boiled octopus. This translates from Galician to English as "fair-style octopuus," hence why she added "fair-style" when describing the order.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polbo_%C3%A1_feira

The dish that Jubilosa actually got is a Korean dish called San-nakji, where log-arm octopus (a much smaller species than the more commonly eaten Giant Octopus) is cut into pieces and served raw, while the tentacles are still squirming. Swallowing the octopus whole is also possible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San-nakji

>>128784
I looked up whether horses could eat peanuts, and found that they generally shouldn't be fed peanuts because they are high in protein and will cause the digestive system to "overheat." In any case I think we can assume that the ponies of My Little Pony have degenerated digestive systems that can handle the high-carbohydrate-low-fiber diets we see in the show.

>Griffin nouns
I tried looking up whether there were any terms specific to griffins, general to avians, or general to cats, and I found basically nothing except "Tom" for a male cat and "chick" for an infant bird. I suppose "fledgling" could apply.

>Sapient invertebrate
Maybe, but I think at some point the carnivores are going to say "I don't care, I'm hungry" and disregard some intelligent animals

>Roll
I would definitely have asked for a roll if he attempted to swallow it whole

>>128787
I don't think the American equipment set is used anywhere by any faction in EAW. The Griffin Empire might be czech, but their language is German, their historical parallel is the Hapsburg Empire, and so the one time an Imperial weapon has been seen, I used an Austrian weapon. As for the Riverlands, Lake City is Serbian and uses Japanese weapons, the River Republic is Croation, Deoponya looks like fantasy England, Wittenburg is kind of French, Nimbusia is Greek, I have no idea what Bakara is, and Ponadeihm is "celtic."
Spirit of a Sardonic Economist
ce934b5
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No.128789
128795
Spoilered
Spoilered
>>128788
Checked
>degenerated digestive systems
Fair assumption. Horses have a massive gut that truly makes their midsection a "barrel," while ponies from the show don't have that feature. Pics for comparison. I think a good explanation is that through change in diet ponies no longer needed such a bulky digestive system, similar to how humans lost the need for massive jaws once we learned to cook meat

>no American equipment set
That is extremely surprising and the only explanation I can come up with is that it's being saved for another major power, but I don't see anything that stands out in planned Zebrica. I was honestly hoping that the party could find and ride around in an old Equestrian M2 tank or something that survived the war. Something that's underpowered compared to current military vehicles but still has the "WOAH A TANK" factor
Anonymous
97a14fa
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No.128790
>>128788
Ponadeihm is celtic? Holy hecc I bet those guys have the best artillery, since it shoots 20% faster than other countries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Y726HTZkA
Anonymous
97a14fa
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No.128795
128796
>>128789
Iron did find a plane deity crashed in the jungle back in his dream.
...it sadly didn't do much. I think it was tired or cozy in the lake.
Anonymous
2db1eff
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No.128796
128797
1588459164.jpg
>>128795
Oh Wirraway of the Lake, what is your wisdom?
Anonymous
97a14fa
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No.128797
128798
>>128796
Hue.
Too bad I didn't roll a 20 or 1.
Anonymous
2db1eff
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No.128798
128799
>>128797
Consulting with the Wirraway of the Lake should be like divination, where if successful, the Wirraway tells you actually useful information
Anonymous
97a14fa
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No.128799
>>128798
It'd be pretty cool. I wonder if Iron would have to become a prophet to activate such powers, making him gain some of that magical clerical-like powers of shooting metal bits and flying.
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
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No.128804
128805
Do you want to continue Spark's story tonight?
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128805
128807
>>128804
Sure! The last post to Spark was >>128342
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
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No.128807
128813
>>128805
Spark nods.
"So, it has been quite some time since you have seen a pony? Who was the last that passed through here?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128812
128813
>>128782
I'm certain it was worth the price...though that does beg the question of how much it actually cost.
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128813
128814 128816
>>128807
White Wolf
"I haven't seen one in a while... It's been a while since they've come through"

Grey wolf, forcefully even as he is not interrupting
"They like to hide out around the forest. Come into our territory"

Then she rebuts
"But they don't come to us. Or they haven't since that time the doubles came"

>>128812
30 bits easily
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128814
128815
>>128813
Oh, that's not so bad. He pays it.

"I just hope this meat-eating revelation has not made either of you think of me too badly."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128815
128818
>>128814
Jubilosa places a foreleg around him
"You continue to challenge my perception of ponies"

Mala seems to wag his tail
"No"
And he smiles
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
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No.128816
128817
>>128813
"Do you know what they are up to, hiding out here?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128817
128829
>>128816
Grey Wolf
"I suppose they are hiding away from the Doubles, just as we do now"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128818
128819
>>128815
Silver smiles at them.

"There is one more thing I would like to talk about before we leave, if neither of you mind. There is issue of Mala's housing situation."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128819
128820
>>128818
Mala sits up in his booth - he laid back after he finished eating - and he stares at Silver with big eyes
"Yes?"

Jubilosa looks over as if with concern, but she says nothing
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128820
128821
>>128819
He looks over at Jubilosa.

"I know your and Khoi's concerns, but Mala is good person as you have seen little bit of, one who wants to start new life and make up for what he has done. And there is spare room in beach house..."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128821
128822
>>128820
She is silent for a moment, as is Mala
"I suppose I have misjudged creatures before... and he's had some hardships... I guess it isn't really my business what you do with him"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128822
128823
>>128821
Silver hugs the griffon, burying his face in her chest feathers.

"Thank you."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128823
128824
>>128822
Silver gets a nice feel of those feathers, and Jubilosa does not tense up, now comfortable with the hugs. She's larger than a mare, if a little smaller than Silver.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128824
128825
>>128823
Silver releases her, and smiles again at his two companions.

"Well...ready to head home?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128825
128826
>>128824
Mala looks back at him, and wags his tail, before it goes down somewhat.
"Can I get my pack from the room?" he asks
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128826
128827
>>128825
"Of course you can, Mala. We will go to Tavern first so you can recover your items."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128827
128828
>>128826
His thin, black legs tap the ground as he moves around, excited
"Were you saying I could live with you?!"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128828
128830
>>128827
Silver nods.

"We will have to confirm it with Khoi, but yes."
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
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No.128829
128830
>>128817
"Have you had a run in with the changlings at all?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128830
128831 128833
>>128828
He opens his mouth, and has his diamond ears firmly towards Silver
"That would be great!"

>>128829
The White Wolf turns, with an expression like fear

The Grey wolf turns his head while his eyes lock with Spark's
"Yes. We've had run ins. They came up into the forest. They attacked our southern settlement after a skirmish. Killed several of us. Fought us several times. We withdrew to the band up north for a few weeks, until they had retreated back. We watch their patrols still, though they haven't gone so far north in several months now"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128831
128832
>>128830
Silver smiles at the obviously excited gnoll, and drapes a foreleg over the back of Mala's neck.

"Well, let us go out and hail taxi. We can pick up your personal effects from Tavern, and head to beach house."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128832
128834
>>128831
"That sounds Great!"

Going outside, Silver has ease enough hailing a taxi. The Zebra stallion doesn't seem to know enough about what these creatures had done to shame them for it. Two bits to go back to the Tavern.

Mala runs back inside with definite haste
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
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No.128833
128835
>>128830
"I am sorry to hear that."
Spark wonders what brought them to the forest to begin with.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128834
128835
>>128832
Silver tells the driver to wait while Mala gets his belongings, and he himself waits patiently for the gnoll.
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128835
128836 128837
>>128833
The White Wolf speaks to Spark
"Yes, it's been terrible... But we are at least surviving now. We have survived worse. They are not the first to attack us. But I would like them to be the last. That is what I want you for. To make them leave us alone"

The Grey Wolf physically moves his feat around
"It isn't enough to be left alone. If anything, we need their alliance. Trade alone would do us much good"

The white wolf looks back to the grey, someone annoyed
"Trade will not do us much good..."

>>128834
Mala comes back out quickly, carrying his pack with a blanket in it, and the sheathed sword. It does not bulge with the cut off pieces of Zebra from the night before
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128836
128838
>>128835
"Hop back on in, Mala. We are going home."
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
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No.128837
128838
>>128835
"The changelings are not interested in trade, but I might know a group that is. The colony that captured the land east would be interested in trade as well as information about changeling movement and resources in this area. The changelings are preparing to invade in the future."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
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No.128838
128839 128840
1588477429.jpg
>>128837
The grey wolf stops for a moment, his mouth closed, as if to consider it

White Wolf
"But what if the Changelings find out?"

>>128836
He hops right on back in. Another few bits, and the creatures are back to the Beach House
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
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No.128839
128841
>>128838
Silver pays the zebra his due Bits, trots up, and holds the door open for Jubilosa and Mala.
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
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No.128840
128843
>>128838
"Well, we will just have to stick to the forests and we will make it no problem."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128841
128842
>>128839
Mala gets out of the taxi, and looks at the house with curiousity, tentatively stepping forward
"Is this...?"
He steps forward a little closer. As Silver goes closer still, he runs out in front of Silver, looking around

Jubilosa walks out more normally, towards the house
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128842
128843
>>128841
"Yes it is. Our new home."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128843
128844 128850
>>128840
The Grey wolf is silent again

White Wolf:
"Maybe we should take you back to the chief"

>>128842
He runs out, around and under the house towards the solid portion, looking around, until it's clear that he is left behind by Silver. Then he comes back up the stairs, and past him, looking around on the lower level, running around in the living room, jumping on the couch and then off of it.

Silver can hear Khoi in the kitchen
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128844
128845
>>128843
Silver is amused by Mala's behaviors, and goes into the kitchen to find Khoi.
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128845
128846
>>128844
She is in the kitchen, over a boiling pot.

Mala is evidently running around, and she seems to hear it. She walks up to Silver
"You're back"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128846
128847
>>128845
Silver nods with a smile.

"You make it sound like you had doubts. How goes it?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128847
128848
>>128846
"The soup is going well. Noodles will cook quickly so I will put them in the pot just before you are ready."
She smiles back, and almost suppresses a laugh
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128848
128849
>>128847
Silver tilts his head.

"What is it? What is funny?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128849
128851
>>128848
"What? Why do you think something is funny? She asks, smiling then stopping
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128850
128852
>>128843
"Alright."
Spark is ready to follow the doggos.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128851
128852
>>128849
"You just look like you are trying to keep from laughing."

Silver breathes in the smell of the food being cooked.

"Anyways, what is it you are cooking?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128852
128853 128867
>>128851
Definitely some spices and onion
"Oh, some Bún soup for tonight"

>>128850
The grey one says
"Very well... but if you do tip off the Changelings, know we can hide in the forests, see you before you see us. Track you -"

The White Wolf interrupts
"Relax, Lyca. The spirits have shown his good nature to us, and he has seemed trustworthy enough talking to him here. Are you really so afraid of such a little pony?"

His ears drop and he almost snarls, but he keeps his head low. He mumbles
"There's no such thing as a Sa'be..."

Spark presumably follows the wolves for a while, as they move into a formation around Spark. They occasionally yip and speak to each other in a language Spark does not understand. They pass by several clearings in the woods, that look as if they were recently planted and plowed. Then, they arrive...
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128853
128854
>>128852
"Mmm...it smells good."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128854
128855
>>128853
"Thanks, I was hoping it would be so"
She blinks at him at the end of that
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128855
128856
>>128854
"I had never heard of some of those ingredients before. I take it this is traditional Ngua Nam meal?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128856
128857
>>128855
"I suppose it is 'traditional.' Yes. It is a normal meal in Ngua Nam. Maybe a bit more spice and flair, we often only had rice. But this is full meal."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
e14d9c9
?
No.128857
128858
>>128856
"Huh. We have meals like that, in my homeland. I was thinking of making one sometime, for all of us."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128858
128874
>>128857
She blinks
"I have never had anything else" She says
Then she tilts her head
"Do you have rice?"
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128867
128868
>>128852
Spark takes a look around.
Anonymous
6c1d838
?
No.128868
128869
>>128867
To the right and above the canopy the early morning sun rises, increasingly lighting up the forest. The wolves stop as one of the grey males tilts his head up and howls. A moment later, and the dark grey wolf Spark had spoken to lifts his head and howls. A few seconds more and another howl, more distant ca be heard in reply ahead of them. The howls are enough to wake a large black bird, who flies out and above the canopy. The wolves walk ahead, and it's more than a little hard for Spark to keep up with them.

Then Spark can see it over in a clearing. Many tan colored, half-spherical structures as much as ten feet tall, with visible wooden branch frames, and covered in bark or hide. Some have open doors spark can almost see into, many have fires outside. There are many wolves outside, most of them appear to be female and most have a greyish color coat. Some look up at Spark with curiosity, walking over towards him. Some seem guarded and turn themselves, or walk away. A liter of pups play with a ball, while another pup sleeps half-through a door of a half-sphere under a circle filled with radiating threads and rings of circles inside, like a spider web. He sees a wolf female has a basket full of blackberries, and passes a rack of large, drying fish. They take Spark deeper inside, and near a large brownish structure with a rounded-rectangular shape that nearly looks like a loaf of bread.
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128869
128872
>>128868
"Wow. I don't remember reading about anything like this place before."
Spark takes in the sight.
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128872
128873
>>128869
Darker Grey Wolf:
"Of course the ponies leave it out."

White Wolf:
"We've been doing it this way long before the ponies came down into our lands. There is a certain beauty to the old ways..."

When they entered the village, another grey wolf in hide greeted them, and joined in with the moving pack. The darker wolf walks at the lead. Spark can see that he wears something like a jacket, but no hide, with a sheathed long knife and a long rifle slung over his shoulder. The rifle is rather curious looking, being a very modern looking model with a scope. His legs and it seems his belly are white or lighter, and he wears a necklace. The white wolf walks besides Spark to his right. She has tanned hide on her front and chest, on her left foreleg, a large bow with a re-curved shape, a quiver of arrows, and she wears a necklace with a bright red copper medallion shaped like a turtle or tortoise.

As they walk through the settlement, a female wolf comes out and snarls at Spark, though she is blocked from coming closer by the light wolf, who is to Spark's left. A puppy, however, is small enough to run through the white wolf and the wolf behind her to run up next to Spark, taking an interest in him.
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128873
128875
>>128872
Spark is a bit nervous, but waves hello to the puppy and continues to follow.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
6c1be1c
?
No.128874
128875
>>128858
Silver shakes his head.

"I think it is just native to your lands. We grew mostly wheat, barley, and sorgum for grain in Severyana."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128875
128876 128877
>>128873
After not very much time at all, the wolves stop before a larger half sphere near the rounded-rectangle. A medium grey wolf sleeps on a mat between the two buildings. He has swelling on his legs and his chest, noticeable even from this angle. He looks up at the wolves coming in, and tries to stand up.

Then from the half sphere in front, a very large grey wolf walks out. He looks much older, and he walks out with his shoulders firm and head high. He smiles with teeth that Spark can see are silver and metal.

The Dark Grey wolf starts to remove his rifle and bow his head
"Bow before our Pack leader and Chieftain, Ziibi-Ondaadad."
He then rolls over onto his back, spreading out and showing his belly. He is almost white on the underside. The rest of the wolves also lower themselves to the ground, some rolling over. The white wolf crouches down, almost laying down, but does not roll over

The large wolf - Ziibi - walks down a wooden plank from his higher position inside the sphere. He smiles at Spark with his silver teeth
"A pony? What brings you here?"

>>128874
She looks at him with something that comes almost near concern.
"I am not familiar with 'Barley' or "Sorgum.' Or Severyana. There is much I do not know about this vast land or its ponies."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
b87003c
?
No.128876
128878
>>128875
Silver smiles at her.

"Barley and sorgum are very similar to wheat. They are planted in rotation with wheat to return nutrients to soil. As for Severyana...it is my homeland. My Motherland. It is far to north of here, northeast of Equestria. It is as old as ponykind itself, and has very storied history. In summer, its moist soil is perfect for agriculture, but in winter, it gets cold enough to freeze solid, making growing crops impossible until it thaws."
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128877
128878
>>128875
"I was brought here for reasons both my own and the wishes of your own. I want to make sure these lands are free of any monster that recently attacked the mine the changelings have set up outside these forests. While I do this, I was asked to make sure that changelings don't bother you again and to set up trade here with friends of mine to the east."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128878
128879 128881
>>128876
She looks at him with immense interest, slowly nodding her head
"I see... What are these Winters like? I have heard they are much different in Equestria. Or, where you are from. Are they not?"

>>128877
He maintains a position at the end of the ramp
"Oh, the woods have always been filled with Monsters, as they have from the beginning. Many have gone out to slay them, and some have come back. But you ponies, you have stopped trading with us. I know a calamity has befallen you, but I wish to reestablish relations. Tell me first, what exactly has become of the Equestrian and Crystal Authorities?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
b87003c
?
No.128879
128880
>>128878
"It gets very cold in winter. Nothing like here. Wind gets biting cold, rivers freeze over solid, and snow comes down and covers everything in layers of white. You go outside, and entire world just seems so quiet, peaceful even. It can be fun as foal, too, getting into snowball fights, making snow angels and snowponies and such. And of course getting inside after to curl up in front of hearth and warm up feels amazing."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128880
128882
>>128879
She smiles in a calm, warm way
"That sounds... 'wholesome.' Tell me, do you miss it? Why did you leave it? Your home."
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128881
128883
>>128878
"A few rebel fighters out there, but the leaders of old are all gone. We don't know where they have gone. There is only a little propaganda that they are dead, which is likely to mean they are still alive, but they have not made themselves known."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
b87003c
?
No.128882
128883
>>128880
"I do miss it. And I would return there...but recently it was given new name, one that is likely more familiar to you. Stalliongrad."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128883
128885 128889
>>128881
His eyes slowly open and muscles under his eyes fall down, his smile fading and mouth opening
"They... They are gone?"

>>128882
She narrows her eyes
"As I have. I think I know why you left"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
b87003c
?
No.128885
128886
>>128883
Silver gives her a solitary, sad nod.

"I left years before Steel Stallion and his Soviets corrupted my beautiful Motherland, destroyed its temples, warped its culture, and cursed this world with Communist cancer. But it is reason why I have not been back. Why I could not show my own children where my people come from. All I can take solace in is that Stalliongrad is not Severyana, no matter what those Soviets want to make us believe."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128886
128887
>>128885
She definitely has no smile now, and she comes a little closer to him
"Can you tell me, do you ever feel you should have fought back against the Communists?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
b87003c
?
No.128887
128888
>>128886
"Every time I think on it, I wish I was there to fight against them in Civil War. I wish Celestia had not pulled Equestrian forces away from war and that we pushed on and retook Colitsyn, or even that Severyanan Whites who had opposed Reds and supported independance rallied and beat Stallion's forces back."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128888
128889 128891 128907
Spoilered
>>128887
She very slowly nods, looking kind of sad
"I see"

Best pony in picture
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128889
128893
>>128883
"Without a trace."
>>128888
Best poner.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
b87003c
?
No.128891
128893
>>128888
Checked.

"It is in past, now. Not much use looking back to it, unless to use it as guide for future."

He looks up at Khoi.

"I do not know much of Ngua Nam. What is it like?"
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128893
128895 128897
>>128889
"You know a couple of them visited us. Some years ago. The mining company was expanding closer to our territory. Damaging the forest. We were very angry. They did not seem to live in harmony with nature, as all creatures should, but dominated over it. We were going to fight back. But I was kicked in the mouth by a moose. The ponies helped me with their dentistry. Without their metal I would have wasted away and died. They showed me their metal has use. A different way of living with nature. They helped others in my village with fever. And for that, I was grateful."

The White Wolf looks a little discontent with this speech, half snarling

>>128891
"It is old vassal of Kirin Empire, but a rich culture on its own. Sprawling jungles from the mountains down to coast. Great temples filled with monks. Villages around paddies and old cities on the coast and rivers. There is much to say, but I am not sure how to say it. There is no playing in the snow in winter, I can tell you that."
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128895
128900
>>128893
Spark is not sure why the white wolf is objecting, but he continues to listen.
"I'm glad you had a positive experience with us before. I look forward to rebuilding it again."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
b87003c
?
No.128897
128900
>>128893
"We do not have jungles in Severyana. I suppose it is trade-off."
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128900
128932 128933
>>128895
"Yes." He says. "There is much to rebuild. The Doubles came and attacked some months ago. We drove them off... but they may come back. Who are these friends you have?"

>>128897
She smiles lightly.
"I suppose. I will try to adjust to this new place. But I hope I will have a homeland to go back to, if I ever want to."
Spirit of a Sardonic Economist
3881031
?
No.128907
128908
>>128888
Checked and best poner
Anonymous
1dbc4ab
?
No.128908
128909
>>128907
By the way, when are you thinking of joining?
Spirit of a Sardonic Economist
3881031
?
No.128909
>>128908
Morning of next in-game day
I'm not in any hurry because I have some papers to write.
Anonymous
003bc10
?
No.128910
128911 128924
My character leaves, thanks the recpetionist for all her help, and starts moving towards the market or whatever to buy her material compnents that she needs.
Fantasy Play
003bc10
?
No.128911
>>128910
Anonymous
e546cac
?
No.128924
128943
>>128910
The receptionist bends her head over in evident curiosity as she watches Fantasy Play walk away, and out of the building. She takes a guess as to how it must have gone.

But Fantasy Play has her map, and she has a very good idea of where gum arabic, wax, and other assorted oddities for the preternaturally inclined. And soon enough she finds a small shop in the eastern district, inside an old building, and sandwiched between still older structures of the old Baltimare. Fantasy play enters to see jaws of eyes, strands of fur and hair from common animals, the creatures of the forests and jungle, and beasts unknown to most ponies. There are brooches and wands - or alleged brooches and wands - and numerous other curiosities that line the walls and shelved.

"May I help you, young mare?"
Standing upright on two legs behind Fantasy Play, is a large cat - for surely there is there is no better way to describe it, or rather, "her." Her fur is black, hard to see in the dim light of the shop. Her eyes are thin slits surrounded by an almost glowing green. She wears a grey vest, and has a band around her head. She leans against a shelf as she smiles towards Fantasy
"I know you did not come just to look around"
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128930
128932
So... where did we leave off?
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128932
128934
>>128930
The last post for Spark was >>128900
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128933
128935
>>128900
"Yes, that is feeling I understand."

Silver looks over at the meal she's cooking.

"Until that day, it is good to see there is still piece of your homeland you can enjoy. I will have to show you where store was."
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128934
128935
>>128932
"There is a nation of ponies to the east that will be able to do business with you."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128935
128936 128940
>>128934
"To the East you say? Well, ponies are welcome to trade here. You can tell them that. We have lumber rights to sell, and fur and our crafted copper"

>>128933
She looks solemn, and nods slowly
"It lives on in you, and mine lives on in me. I suppose..." she looks away for a moment, then back to him
"Yes, I would like to see that. I believed there would be others of my kind here. I am pleased to hear there are"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128936
128937
>>128935
"I was unable to talk with kirin who ran store. Language barrier, I think. Maybe you could talk with him?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128937
128938
>>128936
"I could try, yes. They may be from Kirin Empire though. That grey pony, 'Iron' I think was him name, said he may have work for me though"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128938
128939
>>128937
"Really? What kind of work?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128939
128941
>>128938
She moves her body back to almost lean against the counter
"He... did not say" She answers
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128940
128942
>>128935
Spark nods.
"I think they will also be interested in information of changeling positions, movement patterns, and building locations."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128941
128942
>>128939
Silver finds the action a little weird, but he does not openly comment on it.
"Hmm...well, if you want my advice, I would say to use your best judgement as Iron does not always use his."
The unicorn smiles at the kirin.
"Oh, and if you ever need my help, you know where to find me."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128942
128944 128945
>>128941
She smiles briefly, and gives a small laugh
"He"

Then she says to him
"Help? What kind?"

>>128940
"These... Changelings. They have been a menace to us. We will need protection"
Fantasy Play
a9b99b1
?
No.128943
128946
>>128924
Fantasy twirl around and upon seeing the catlady, immediately starts to rub her hoof against its cheek.

"A kitty!" she bursts out while beaming.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128944
128946
>>128942
"Well, whatever help you might. Help with some task Iron gives you, monetary help, whatever."
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128945
128946
>>128942
"The nation is more than capable of providing that. I'm sure you will be pleased with the results."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128946
128947 128951 128985
>>128943
"Rawr!"
Her eyes go wide, fur pops up, and she jumps back a little
She rubs the part of her cheek that was rubbed
"I am not pet, filly"

The cat may or may not be physically more massive than Fantasy Play, but she is certainly much taller owing to her bipedal stance, and thus looks bigger. She is many times larger than Slogo or any cat she's seen in Nuzzleville

>>128944
She tilts her head
"He doesn't want me to do.... you don't want me to do......" She opens her mouth to say something, but then closes it
"Does he?"

>>128945
He nods
"Good to hear! Tell what we must do"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128947
128948
>>128946
Silver tilts his head at the kirin.

"Want you to do what?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128948
128949
>>128947
"You" she nods
"You know... sell yourself"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128949
128950
>>128948
It's like she flipped a switch: the unicorn's face very quickly goes from its standard light grey to flushed red.

"Oh! Oh, no, I would not think so...well, you are very beautiful and desirable, but I highly doubt that is what Iron had in mind when he offered you work."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128950
128952 128953
>>128949
She again almost recoils
"Oh.... That is good then"
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128951
128954
>>128946
"Well, I need to finish my business here first, then I will be free to inform them myself to send word you are interested."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128952
128953 128954
>>128950
Silver's ears droop just slightly at her reaction, and he clears his throat.

"...sorry, overstepped my bounds."
Spirit of a Sardonic Economist
3881031
?
No.128953
>>128950
>>128952
You could cut this sexual tension with a knife
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128954
128955 128957
>>128951
His left ear tilts down, then back up, as he tilts his head
"Business? What business?"

>>128952
She moves her head to the side, evidently confused
"Okay...."
And she stands back up
"Anyways, that is good"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128955
128956
>>128954
"There is one more thing I would like to talk with you about. It is about Mala."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128956
128958
>>128955
She returns to a more neutral expression
"What about him?"
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128957
128959
>>128954
"The changelings were attacked by a strange creature that even deceived them with its ability to change shape. I need to make sure they are gone, or find a way to keep them from attacking anypony else."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128958
128959
>>128956
"We have spare room here. I was wondering what you thought about letting him stay."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128959
128960 128961
>>128957
"These doubles themselves deceive and change shape. It is little wonder they attack even each other"

>>128958
Her eyes narrow a little, and her lips pull back and down
"That creature had no problem being part of operation that killed many for no good reason. And he has no problem with himself now"
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128960
128962
>>128959
"Perhaps, but I would rather have one group of changelings to keep track of than a bunch, because neither of them are very friendly."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128961
128962
>>128959
"He did not cause all of that to happen, and he helped us when he had opportunity to do so. He trusted us to help him start new life, one where he did not have to help perpetuate suffering."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128962
128963 128966
>>128960
He looks more serious
"These doubles have been a menace to us as well. They have been quiet for some time, and we do not know why. This situation must be dealt with"

>>128961
"But he enabled it. He benefited from it. And now, he wants to go about and live his life while so many others cannot and will never. He does not even seem to feel bad about it"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128963
128964
>>128962
"He was pushed into it. He did not want it, he had no say in it, and if he were to refuse...they would have killed him, just as they did many others."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128964
128965
>>128963
She tilts her head, narrowing her eyes more
"How are we to know he was.... forced?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128965
128967
>>128964
"He was pushed into it at young age, when he had no family, no home, no money, and no food. They gave him everything he needed to live, and demanded that he comply with their demands or be killed.

"Look at it this way: if he joined voluntarily, why would he so quickly jump at opportunity to help us?"
Shimmering Spark
0ae78d2
?
No.128966
128967
>>128962
"If you know where they might be hiding, I will make sure they are no longer a problem to the both of us. Then I can be on my way to set up your trade."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
?
No.128967
128968 129377
>>128966
"The doubles? They have taken over the land to the South, and to the North it seems. We have been nearly isolated from the ponies until you came"

>>128965
She is silent for a moment, and breathes in and out
"Maybe he knew who would win, so he changed sides"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
?
No.128968
128969
>>128967
"I find that difficult to believe. We were two ponies and one kirin strong at time of meeting him, against at least fifty cultists and traffickers. Even then, why would he show us garbage chute? We would have never investigated it had he not pointed it out and unlocked it, so why would he risk us turning on him by showing us, and then telling us, not only what they had done but what he himself had done working under them?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128969
128970
>>128968
She is silent again for a moment, and she moves her forelegs closer together. Then she sits down
"He has much to atone for"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128970
128971
>>128969
"Something I am...familiar with. But he can not, if we do not give him chance to. He trusted us to give him that chance. It is only right we trust him back."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128971
128972
Wonders where Fantasy went off to

>>128970
"I suppose there are many who have been forced into doing bad things. There are many, very many, in my country who have been made to do bad things for the rebels. It is a shame to see it happen here. But it will be difficult to trust him."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128972
128973
>>128971
Silver bows his head to her.

"That is understandable. I merely ask you to give him chance to earn your trust."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128973
128974
>>128972
>>128972
She relaxes in her sitting position, and her hind legs move a little off to either side
"Very well... I would prefer he show some remorse for his actions. I know I am disgusted by it. But I do know he stood between you and that..... beast when you tripped and fell"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128974
128975
>>128973
He smiles and nods.

"Yes, I was very grateful that he did so, even if it was little embarrassing for me in moment. It might have been determining factor between life and death for me."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128975
128976
>>128974
"It looked like he got away from it unscathed... as it seems he got away from the criminals unscathed. But I can appreciate the gesture"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128976
128977
>>128975
"Well, would you want to raise ire of gnoll by attacking one?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128977
128978
>>128976
She blinks, and turns her head away
"No..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128978
128979
>>128977
After about a second, Silver trots up to her, and gives her a hug.

"Thank you, Khoi."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128979
128980 128981
>>128978
She is kind of surprised, and seems to move her head away, but the rest of her body remains in that sitting position. It's a kind of odd combination of a scaly back, curly mane, and fluffy chest, that makes her feel a bit different from any other creature he's yet hugged
Spirit of a Sardonic Economist
3881031
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No.128980
128982
>>128979
Gotta hug 'em all!
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128981
128982
>>128979
Silver pulls back a little to look at the fluffy pangolin pony.

"Would you mind if I asked you some questions? About you, your homeland, kirins?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128982
128983
>>128981
"Uh, sure"
She says, looking back at him and blinking, still sitting on the floor in the kitchen with her forelegs together and her hind legs spread apart, her tail kind of sprawling out to Silver's left and her right

>>128980
I don't recall if he hugged Mala, or if he's only collecting the females
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128983
128984
>>128982
I think he hugged Mala.

Silver releases the kirin, and sits down in front of her.

"Well, to start, what was it you did before you decided to come to Equestria?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128984
128986
>>128983
She blinks again
"I live on farm with family in village outside Vịnh bờ sạch. I help around house and on farm. My family wanted me to go out and marry or find job. There were not many options for jobs for mares in my village, though I worked in village doing mane care for some months. Not many options for stallions either, as so many were off in the war. Then I was impressed into King's Army for the siege at Cửa Sông Rộng. I carried bags over hillside for a month, then I was made an assistant nurse. Then a nurse. It was... it was an experience for me. After the rebels pulled back, they let me go home. It was different, after being away so long, and my family thought I should move to Thành Cổ for more opportunities. I thought different. Why go to city, when there is so much more across the ocean? And so I went"
Anonymous
4caf154
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No.128985
128987
>>128946
Fantasy hops up and down in place.

"I love kitties! I have cat myself. I should have brought him so that you could meet," Fantasy rambled on.

Her eyes went wide as she found something on the Tabaxi's I assume it is face.

"You even have cute little whiskers."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128986
128987
>>128984
Silver nods solemnly.

"I can imagine it was not very good experience, being conscripted into civil war like that. But it sounds like you at least picked up some skills that have helped to save people."

He tilts his head at the kirin.

"You did mane care?"
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128987
128988 128992
>>128985
In My Little Pony Generation 4, they are called "Abyssinians," but yeah, they are basically Tabaxi

She hisses at Fantasy Play, pulling back further, baring her teeth and squinting her eyes.

After a few seconds, she relaxes, and comes closer. She smiles
"You do, do you?"

>>128986
"Yes... Last night was almost as bad as Cửa Sông... At least some of it was. And yes, I did mane care. Some were kids getting mane cuts. The best were the mares trying to look their prettiest. Keep their manes clean and fluffy in the humidity. Mostly I trimmed, though I shaped sometimes. I was not quite a full apprentice."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128988
128989
>>128987
"Do you think you could do something for my mane sometime? I know I am not foal or mare, but I would like to see what you can do."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128989
128990
>>128988
"Hehe," She smiles and laughs, pulling her right hoof up to cover her mouth
"I am no expert mane tender. But I could try"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128990
128991
>>128989
The unicorn taps his hooves together in excitement.
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128991
128993
>>128990
She pulls her head somewhat at the movement before her
"I do not think I have seen a stallion so excited for a mane cut before"
Anonymous
4caf154
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No.128992
128994
>>128987
Fantasy pulls back for a second when the cat hisses at her but her chirpy smile returns soon after.

"I do. Most of his fur is black but a few patches are white so it looks like he has socks and a bib. Hahaha," Fantasy laughs at her own joke.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128993
128994
>>128991
"Apologies, but it is new experience for me. Most of my mane cut experience has been me cutting it with my own sword."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128994
128995 128996 128998
>>128993
She gives an awkward smile
"What is it with stallions wanting to cut their manes with swords? That is not healthy for the hair."

>>128992
"Oh yes. That must be a handsome looking cat you have. Tell me, have you met a cat who talks back to you before?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128995
128997
>>128994
He in turn gives her a sheepish smile.

"It is not often my first choice. Being on road and away from barber shops or salons, you often have to work with what you have."
Anonymous
4caf154
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No.128996
129001
>>128994
"No, you're the first one. Slogo and I understand each other but that's because his my familiar."
Anonymous
0f2e4cf
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No.128997
128999
>>128995
"I suppose that is why... There was only so much need for barbers there..."
She places her leg down
Anonymous
4caf154
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No.128998
129001
>>128994
"Yes, he is very handsome and soft to hold but he is lazy. He sleeps for most of the day."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
5b10fd2
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No.128999
129001
>>128997
"Are you okay, Khoi?"
Anonymous
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No.129002
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