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Occupied Equestria - New Opportunities
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143000
Continuing
1691 replies and 20 files omitted.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143858
143859
>>143857
Almost defeated,
"What? No...?"
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143859
143860
>>143858
"You must have flights of fancy like that. Don't worry, I won't tell a soul." She grins slyly.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143860
143861
>>143859
He looks up at Amber from his position with his head almost laying on the table
"I'll trust you..."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143861
143862
>>143860
Amber winks. "Your secret is safe with me."
Once she settles down, her expression becomes a little confused. "So what were we talking about?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143862
143863
>>143861
He blinks, with both forehooves before him on the table
"I don't know... something about music, and me coming here, and you being jealous of Salt Lick's features."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143863
143864
>>143862
She pulls her head back, scrunching her snout. "Me? Jealous?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143864
>>143863
"Like you don't wish you had that gravitational pull."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143865
143866
VexedAmber.png
"I mean...my rump might look skinny next to hers, but I ain't jealous! I could be just as shapely if I ate right, then you'd be falling head over hooves for me instead."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143866
143869
>>143865
He keeps his lips closed tight in a smile, before opening them to take a sip from his water.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143867
143868
>>143836
Silver tilts his head at the deer.

"What do you mean?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143868
143870
>>143867
"Was it our weakness that let this happen? Did the gods abandon us? Did they think it just? Did we abandon them?"
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143869
143871
>>143866
"Are you sure you don't want something else to drink? They have juices I never thought possible here."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143870
143871
>>143868
"Ah. Olenian gods. I admit, I am not so familiar with them."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143871
143873
>>143869
"Well... How long will you be here? I could spend some money, though I've been trying to save it..."

>>143870
"I could not have expected you to be."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143872
143874
"I was told to relax and make myself familiar with the night life..." With lessened mental clarity she has to concentrate to remember what Dark Denizen said, but once she does she lightens up. "Have a drink, which I did, listen to music-yep, done that-let a stallion make a pass, whatever that means, but you're here so maybe that counts...and have a dance. I...erm, haven't danced here before."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143873
143874
>>143871
"You seem to be rather pious. Tell me about them, if it pleases you."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143874
143875 143876
>>143872
"I don't suppose..."

>>143873
"Pious? I don't call myself pious. Not any more. To have piety is to have reverence. To give what is due to that which is greater than you. Now I am not sure sure of what is due, or how much greater they are. But they are there. Do not let yourself be fooled. There is Tiapo, of the Forest. Vellamo of the seas and storms, Tursas of War, Kuu of the Moon, and Pellervo. These and many others. Above them all is god of the sky and thunder, Ukko."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143875
143877
>>143874
"I'd really like to, if you don't mind." She smiles with a slight blush on her cheeks.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143876
143877
>>143874
"Does Ukko reign over sun as well?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143877
143878 143885
>>143875
He has a great smile
"Sure"
He stands up. The music is a bit more cheery now, with notes that go back and forth. It'll do for dancing

>>143876
He has a small smile
"The goddess Päivätär lords over the sun, and with its rays crafts silver jewelry. But the sky is above the sun."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143878
143879
>>143877
Amber likewise gets up to join him. She hasn't had too much to affect her motor skills, at least. "Do you know how to dance to this?" she asks.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143879
143880
>>143878
He looks up, and around
"I don't think I've heard it before..."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143880
143881
>>143879
"Maybe we could watch how others do it, or just improvise."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143881
>>143880
"Well, I know a couple dances"
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143882
143883
She smiles. "Show me."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143883
143886
>>143882
He moves his right forehoof forward with a tap, then pulls back and moves his left hoof with a tap, then his left again, then his right again, and then he rotates to his left by 90 degrees and repeats the process again
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143884
143887 143888
[1d20+2 = 21]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143885
>>143877
He smiles back.

"I do not suppose she also crafts Silver Swords?"
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143886
143888
>>143883
Amber imitates his movements flawlessly while managing to keep facing him.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143887
143891
>>143884
"No. She is a maiden, and like the maidens crafts clothes and jewelry. But Väinämöinen, he has his sword. Ukko even, sometimes strikes the thunder with his sword.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143888
143889
>>143886
>>143884
He looks up at her
"... You're really good at this, heh heh"
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143889
143890
>>143888
Smiling back, she replies, "Oh thank you. But I wouldn't know where to start without you."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143890
143892
>>143889
Still, he tries to keep pace and dance, though it seems he feels the need to watch his feet
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143891
143893
>>143887
"Is joke. She crafts silver jewelry, my name is Silver Sword...well, I thought it was good, at least."

He offers himself a light chuckle.

"I find it interesting, hearing about different faiths. From what I learned, our chief Goddess was ruler over sun and rains, before Severyana adopted Celestialism. It makes sense that Ukko is God of Sky and Thunder, with Deer being mostly sea people."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143892
143893
>>143890
Emboldened either by the events of the evening or her drink, she adds a little bit of flare to this simple dance. She raises her hooves higher than necessary, swings her head with its curtain of hair from side to side, and raises or lowers parts of her body as she shifts her weight in time with the music.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143893
143894 143897
>>143891
"Ah" He raises his head
"And so that is who I am speaking to"

"I think I have had enough experiences with 'different faiths.' What is 'Severyana'?"

>>143892
Mustard Trim pulls his head back from the wild, bucking mare in front of him, now placing his eyes firmly on her."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143894
143895
>>143893
She meets his gaze, grinning back.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143895
>>143894
He smiles, then spins and moves to the side. The notes, higher and lower at points, invite smaller and greater movement of the body, depending on the note played. Sometimes a small step, sometimes a leap.
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143896
143898 143899
Amber perks her ears up and listens carefully to the music and tries to interpret it into a dance.
Listen: [1d20+3 = 15]
Dexterity/Balance: [1d20+2 = 9]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143897
143899
>>143893
"It goes by different, less honorable name these days. Stalliongrad. At one time it was great northern empire that could boast to rival even Equestria, holding control over lands of penguins, yaks, and polar bears. Now it is...well, most people in Equus know what it is now."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143898
>>143896
Her ear for music doesn't fail her though as she moves away from a simple box step she's less certain about her movement. At one point she falls back onto her rear, and so she slows down a bit to avoid embarrassing herself any further.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143899
143900 143901
>>143896
Definitely spin spin spin, move position spin spin, move position tap tap. Execution could use a little bit of work though

>>143897
He nods
"Yes. I've heard. I suppose the same could be said of our nation. Our once great nation. But Stalliongrad has a special infamy."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143900
143903
>>143899
"I could definitely use some dancing lessons," she says, almost laughing, to Mustard.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143901
143902
>>143899
"Yes...Steel Stallions and King Johans. There are too many of them in this world I am afraid. But forgive me, I am not sure if politics are what you want to talk about."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143902
143905
>>143901
"Johan was better than he was given credit for. But his faults were not made up for by those around him. Not at all..."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143903
143904
>>143900
"Consider this a lesson." He hops over, once, then again, then to Amber's side
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143904
143907
>>143903
"Alright, let me try that...."
[1d20+2 = 22]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143905
143907
>>143902
"I will admit, all I know of him are from stories. I get idea he was weak king who let those around him do as they please so he could remain in power, to detriment of Olenian people."
Amber Sunset
706f4e3
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No.143906
143907
Amber is a natural-born dancer with these rolls, but watch me roll consecutive 1's later and end up abducted by pirates
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143907
143908 143913
>>143904
She hops up into the air, does a twist, then turns on her hind hoof, and ends perfectly with her legs on Mustard Trim, who looks very much surprised

>>143905
"And those stories are mostly true. But he knew to fight when the nation was threatened. Whether surrendering when he did was right... The peace is hardly tolerable."

>>143906
Getting abducted by pirates must be caused by truely terrible dancing
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143908
143909
>>143907
Silver nods, and is silent for a moment.

"We should have intervened. We knew what was to come after Olenia. Had Celestia ordered our armies to march on Changelings when they declared war on your people, we would not have had to deal with them now."
Anonymous
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No.143909
143910
>>143908
There is a subtle hint of a smile
"And that, was no fault of Johan. No fault of ours, either."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143910
143911
>>143909
"Yes, this fault rests squarely upon us...and upon Celestia. I would offer my apologies on behalf of ponykind, if it was worth anything to you."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143911
143912
>>143910
"I'll take the liberation from those griffins... Though I have to wonder why they got as far as they did."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143912
143914
>>143911
"Deception and bribery, most likely. Fear also played small part. Last time police raided they found nothing but sweatshop and they gave Sweet Boek fine for it. When New Mareland invaded they found more of same. Police wasn't willing to commit to another raid for fear of large casualities among their numbers, so Baltimare government asked for us to do it instead. None of us expected to find Maarists."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143913
143914
>>143907
squee
"Did you like that?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143914
143915 143918
>>143913
".... That was amazing!"

>>143912
"So that's what they call themselves. That doesn't sound much better than the old world. And we didn't have griffins." "
He pauses, then adds,

How did they capture a parasite anyways? Or was it working with them?"
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143915
143916 143917
>>143914
"Aw, thanks. I think I was just lucky, and the music is really swell, too," she says, blushing.
Anonymous
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No.143916
143917
>>143915
[1d20+1 = 12]
Anonymous
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No.143917
143919
>>143915
>>143916
He pulls her into a closer dance, mostly making the right steps, but missing a step and bumping into her at one point
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143918
143922
>>143914
"There is evil everywhere. What matter is that we work to root it out.

"She was captive as well. They kept her in cage, and fed others they captured to her in order to make changeling honey. I suppose they were selling it as drugs."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143919
143922
>>143917
Hooves resting on the colt's withers, Amber follows along and lets him lead. She's distracted from the dance itself by how fast her heart is beating. "I've, um, never danced with a colt before," she confesses.
Anonymous
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No.143920
143921 143922
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Just dropping some inspirational pics poners.
See ya.
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143921
>>143920
Thank you, poner!
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143922
143923 143925
>>143919
"Me neither" He says

>>143918
"Incredible" He says

"Nothing is worse than how those parasites will eat your soul, stealing all that is good from you. But to use that as a tool... This is something else. Something new. Even the West did not have that kind of evil."

>>143920
Nice!
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143923
143924
>>143922
She giggles. "If you had danced with colts like this, that would be a bit strange, don't you think?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143924
143926
>>143923
"Yeah. Heh heh. They couldn't dance so well as you anyways."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143925
143927
>>143922
"Yes. Sadly not first time I have seen captive changelings used in this way. But they are dead now. They can not hurt anyone anymore."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
?
No.143926
143927
>>143924
Blushing, she says, "Aw, thank you. It's such a pleasure to dance with you. Otherwise, I don't know if I even would have tried."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143927
143928 143929
>>143926
"I'm glad you did. And I hope you'll do it again." He says again, smiling and looking into Amber's eyes

>>143925
"And again, I thank you for that. You have done me, and the world, a great service."
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143928
143930
>>143927
She looks back into his purple(?) eyes and smiles. "Yes, let's definitely dance again soon."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143929
143930
>>143927
He nods again.

"Unless you have anything to say or ask me, I think this will be goodbye for now. That stallion who was with you at that altar, I want to meet with him as well, see how he is doing."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143930
143931 143935
>>143929
“I am surprised you came to see me. That was not expected. Or perhaps it makes the fighting more tolerable. I cannot say.”
But then he turns his head more directly towards Silver
“Until we meet again.”

>>143928
The question is: do they dance more?
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
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No.143931
143932
>>143930
As much as Amber would like the night to stretch on long, she suddenly feels tired and with a yawn asks to return to the table. She looks to see if the same griffon is still busy playing.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143932
143933
>>143931
He continues sawing away, having no notice of what Amber and Mustard Trim - or any other pair of ponies, for that matter - are doing
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
?
No.143933
143934
>>143932
Amber tells Mustard, "When he finishes I hope I can have a chat. He's really talented...."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143934
143936
I have to sleep now...

>>143933
He tilts his head
"You mean with him...?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143935
143937
>>143930
"I wanted to make sure you were okay. Did not feel right if I did not."

He bows his head to the deer.

"Until we meet again."

Silver turns and leaves the room, heading for the room with the young stallion.
Amber Sunset
0f2a8c2
?
No.143936
143953 143956
>>143934
Goodnight!
"You'd be amazed at how he was playing earlier, I simply have got to meet him!"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143937
143938
>>143935
He gives a nod, and Silver leaves the room.

Up the stairs, down the hall, and Silver finds the room supposed to contain the recovering pony
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143938
143939
>>143937
Silver knocks at the door.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143939
143940
>>143938
No reply
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143940
143941
>>143939
Silver tries the door to the room.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143941
143942
>>143940
He opens the door, seeing a set up similar to the previous room, but with the bed on the mirror opposite side. This means that the bed faces towards Silver, standing nearer the entrance of the room, rather than away from him, as was the case in the previous room.

There, in the bed, and covered in part by bed sheets, is a white - or rather, a light grey - unicorn male, with red-auburn mane. His eyes are wide
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143942
143943
>>143941
"Hello? My name is Silver Sword. I was part of group that raided 33 Hoebuck. I just wanted to check up on you."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143943
143944
>>143942
His eyes are wide, and he sits up, pulling the bedsheets up high

"Uh, hi"

He has an awkward smile
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143944
143945
>>143943
Silver enters the room properly, closing the door behind him. He smiles back, with a greater sense of sincerity.

"It is good to see you alive. I am afraid I did not get acquinted with your name, last we met."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143945
143946
>>143944
"You're... you're with R&M, right?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143946
143947
>>143945
"Erm...I am afraid I am not familiar. R&M?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143947
143949
>>143946
"Revenue and Migration services? I guess that's a 'no.' Who sent you?" He asks
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143948
143950
waves
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143949
143950
>>143947
"Ah, that makes more sense. I think R&M was involved, all I know is that we were tasked with breaking up trafficking ring at 33 Hoebuck from Baltimare Government."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143950
143951
>>143948
waves back
Hello!

>>143949
"Oh. You're... with the city."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143951
143952
>>143950
"Not really, I was just with group asked to stop bad people."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143952
143954
>>143951
"Uh... that's... good." He has an awkward smile
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143953
>>143936
"Uh. Yeah. That would be neat." He answers
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143954
143955
>>143952
"So, what is your name?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143955
143958
>>143954
"It's uh... Popper Nick."

He is sitting upright as best he can - he is moving around more than the stag dared - his teeth are showing, and his lips are pulled all the way back in something that was presumably intended to look like a smile. He speaks with a young sounding voice with a noticeable Dominion accent
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143956
143957
>>143936
Amber smiles at Mustard, adding, "Music is one thing I am very passionate about, and it's such a terrific surprise to find somepony who plays an antiquated kind of instrument like I do.
This is the last sort of place I'd expect it, actually."

Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143957
143959
>>143956
"Well, that's- that's really neat. I wasn't expecting it here either. What kind of instrument do you play exactly?"
He places a hoof on the side of his head
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
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No.143958
143960
>>143955
"Where are you from, Popper Nick?"
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143959
143960
>>143957
"I play the mandolin, I'm not sure if you've heard of it. It's a stringed instrument like a lute or lyre...oh, those are a bit old too." She smiles sheepishly and adds, "I know how to play it but I don't think I'm good enough to perform in public, at least not yet. I was hoping to one day get some lessons."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143960
143961 143962
>>143958
"I'm from... Manehattan. Yeah. Manehattan."

>>143959
"Do you have one?" He asks
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143961
143963
>>143960
"Yes, I brought it with me to Baltimare and it's at my apartment. Maybe I can play for you sometime," she says with a smile.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143962
143963
>>143960
"...Manehattan?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143963
143964 143966
>>143962
"Uh, yeah. In the city part."

>>143961
"Oh. Nice. You can do it some time. I'll listen. I can't promise I can give the best lessons. But you can play to me."
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143964
143965
>>143963
"I'd like that, I try to practice whenever I have time."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143965
143967
>>143964
"Keep it up, and who knows"
For the first time, he turns his head to the Griffin viol player
"You might play like him."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143966
143968
>>143963
"I lived just outside of Manehattan. What neighborhood did you live in?"
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143967
143968
>>143965
"I can only hope so. Maybe he can offer some helpful advice...."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
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No.143968
143969 143972
>>143966
"Uh... Bronclyn?"

>>143967
Maybe it's the subtle changes in the temperature of the air, or something she sees in the corner of her sight, but Amber can sense a pony is close behind her.

"You're taking it pretty well" a familiar female voice declares
Amber Sunset
6987aba
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No.143969
143970
>>143968
Perhaps if she was alone, not had the thrill of a dance or had not imbibed a drink Amber would have been startled, even spooked by this. However, as it stands she is only mildly surprised as she looks behind her. "Hmm?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143970
143971
>>143969
Dark Denizen stands behind her, and Amber can see that she stands at around the height of a stallion. She has a pleased look on her face
"Did I interrupt something?"
She asks this, but the one of her voice suggests that it isn't sarcasm, but rather a question of serious interest
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143971
143973
>>143970
Denizen's presence is still unnerving, but slightly less so in these circumstances. "Not really, we were just chatting. Would you...would you like to join?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143972
143974
>>143968
"...you do realize you are not good at lying, yes?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143973
143976
>>143971
She looks over at Mustard Trim, then back to Amber
"Oh no, that is between the two of you. But I mean to remind you that we want you to be somewhere tonight. It can wait a few minutes or more, but it must be done before the opening of business in the morning."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143974
143975
>>143972
"What? Heh heh.No. What do you even mean?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143975
143977
>>143974
"You are not from Manehattan, are you?"
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143976
143977
>>143973
She looks between Mustard and Denizen. So soon? Tonight, even?
She sighs. "I probably should get it done now then, I don't want to be up all night..."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143977
143978 143979
>>143975
"Why... Why would you think that?"
His lips are pulled even further back, and almost every part of his teeth show

>>143976
"Now why wouldn't you want to be up all night?" She asks
Whether this is a sincere question is a bit hard to discern
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143978
143980
>>143977
"I...I like to sleep early and rise early. It's way past my bedtime as is...." She looks vaguely uncomfortable now.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143979
143982
>>143977
Silver sighs, and lays down.

"You can tell me truth. I promise you I will not tell another soul."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143980
143981
>>143978
She twists her mouth.
"Then rise early. They don't open before eight."
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143981
143982
>>143980
"I really don't want to oversleep."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143982
143983 143984
>>143979
He blinks, keeping his mouth open, and pulling his hooves from in front of him, to behind him

"I can't tell just anypony."

>>143981
"Then now."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143983
143985
>>143982
"You have my word. You can trust me."

He smiles brightly at the young stallion.
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143984
143985
>>143982
Amber nods, getting up and wrapping her cloak around her, then her scarf. "I'm sorry Mustard, I really have to go. Thank you for coming, hopefully we can meet again soon."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143985
143986 143987
>>143984
"Uh, sure! It was fun meeting you! Let's do this again soon..."

>>143983
He pulls his hooves back in front of himself, sighs, and eases down. His lips close, coming to a more neutral position. And then flatly, at a low volume, he says

"I'm from New Mareland"
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143986
143988 144449
>>143985
"I'm really sorry again I couldn't stay longer, I had no idea it was tonight...." She's done picking up after herself and stands to leave.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143987
143988
>>143985
He nods.

"Your accent somewhat gives it away. You sound like other New Marelanders I have met."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143988
143989 143990
Reees Internally.jpg
>>143986

>>143987
"I know..." He says, sounding defeated
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143989
143991
>>143988
"Why do you feel compelled to hide where you are from?"
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143990
>>143988
Amber will follow Dark Denizen.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143991
143992
>>143989
"If you don't know then... let's keep it that way. Don't tell anyone. Please?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143992
143993
>>143991
"I will not. Are you just worried ponies here might not be so welcoming if they know your origin?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143993
143994
>>143992
"That doesn't help. No... it's... how many young adult males from New Mareland who were not in military or other government service uniform have you seen in the past few years?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143994
143995
>>143993
"...Ohhhhhh, you are fleeing draft. Are things *that* bad in New Mareland?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143995
143996
>>143994
"Well, we've been taken over by an imperialist, reactionary, speciest and regressive regime that forces almost its whole population into war to crush progress in other nations. So yes. Things really are that bad.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143996
143998
>>143995
"Heh, that is not outlook I have heard from New Mareland very often. I am sorry you fled that situation only to end up in...well, you know."
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.143997
143998
What in Equestria requires me to go out at this hour and do something? I was looking forward to talking to the musician, going home and getting a good rest.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.143998
143999
1594815613012.jpg
>>143997
Okay I'll reassess

>>143996
"Yes! And then these crazies from the Empire enslave us, and... vivisect us!"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.143999
144000
>>143998
"Not even Griffonian Empire wanted them in their lands. They were Maarist cultists. I am guessing you were offered passage to Equestria, and then were abducted as soon as you go close to show?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144000
144001
Spoilered
[Blue Skies is still best pony

>>143999
"Insane is what they are! All of the worst tendencies of creatures together at once... Yes, that is what happened, more or less."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144001
144002
>>144000
Check'd

"They are gone, now. You are free to resettle here in Equestria, as soon as you have fully recovered from vivisection."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144002
144003
>>144001
"You mean, East Equestria? I don't think I'm free here. Not here. In this government hospital."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144003
144004
>>144002
"Why not? It does not seem like they intend to drag you back to New Mareland."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144004
144005
>>144003
"They would. Or worse. When they find out I am a draft evader, and other things.."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144005
144006
>>144004
"'Other things'?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144006
144007
>>144005
"Well... I was a registered member of the Communist Party, for one."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144007
144008
>>144006
Silver's eyebrows visibly raise, though he does not say anything on the matter.

"...what else?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144008
144009
>>144007
"And... maybe a citation for buggery. I'm not the type they will just leave alone free. They will... they will arrest me. At best I will be sent to a penal battalion, and I have no interest in that. And I don't want anything worse. I need help..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144009
144010
>>144008
"'Buggery'. I am not so new to Ponish, but I do not believe I know what that means. What is it?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144010
144011
>>144009
"It's uh..." He winces, and again speaks in a hushed tone
"Violation of the sodomy laws"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144011
144012
>>144010
"...you mean..."

He leans in close and whispers back.

"...homosexuality?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144012
144013
>>144011
"Oh, they just found me at a location and accused me... look, it doesn't matter. But they won't like it. That, and all the other things. I can't let them know who I am."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144013
144014
>>144012
Silver looks at him, lets out a sigh, and ponders.

"If you asked to be released from hospital, would you be well enough to leave? There are not many ponies besides perhaps me would could have their ribcage torn open and their heart exposed out of their chest and trot away from it."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144014
144015
>>144013
He blinks

"I don't want to leave with the Political Police."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144015
144016
>>144014
"Okay, let us say somepony was to vouch for you to be released into their personal care, no police or Black Hooves involved. Would you be well enough to leave?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144016
144017
>>144015
He looks down at his bandaged chest, which has the same covering and visible edges of stitches that the stag had

"I don't know. I think the doctors want me to stay here a little longer. I certainly wouldn't put pressure on this..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144017
144018
>>144016
"How long do you think?"
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144018
144019
>>144017
He blinks again
"I don't know. Maybe if I come back to get bandages changed every few days I could go home today?"

He has a wide, awkward smile again
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144019
144020
>>144018
"Hmm...well, there are already three people living with me, and not any more spare bedrooms. I would have to find way to accommidate you, but you could stay with us at least for meantime."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144020
144021
>>144019
His long, red-auburn tail moves slightly under him

"Really?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144021
144022
>>144020
"Yes, though I do have to warn you about other occupants. They are all friendly, it is just they are all from Hoebuck as well. One is Sicameon griffon named Jubilosa, I think you might get along with her politically. Another is kirin from Ngua Nam named Khoi Lua, she is one who patched you and deer up. And third one is gnoll named Mala. He was coerced and forced into doing dirty work for traffickers, but he is good person and he has turned new leaf ever since we freed him."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144022
144023
>>144021
He smiles widely
"Oh, what a lovely little nest of Harmony ya' have there. That sounds quaint."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144023
144024
>>144022
Silver's eyebrows raise ever so slightly in surprise.

"I must admit, you take that better than I thought you did. Alright then, if you want I will go back down to reception and see about having you released into my care."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144024
144025
>>144023
Definitely smiling now
"Yes! Anything to get me out of here before the political police notice."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144025
144027
>>144024
"Alright, I will be back shortly."

Silver leaves the stallion for the moment to head to reception.
Anonymous
f8d5c71
?
No.144027
144028
>>144025
Silver finds a grey, middle aged mare with glasses standing through a reception window positioned along a long, wooden wall.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
dbb2400
?
No.144028
144031
>>144027
"Hey, I just talked with stallion in room 354. I found out his name is Popper Nick, and that he would like to be released."
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144029
144031
>>140776 →
Iron stared at Sands for a couple of seconds before looking down at his exposed coat.
"I... don't think I have any compelling story that they won't want to ask follow-up questions," he uttered, shifting some of his coat hairs aside to check the cuts beneath.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144031
144032 144046
>>144029
Hello
"Then be a colt who got lost on his way to the bathroom" She says

>>144028
She looks up towards him
"Are you a relative?"
c95152b
?
No.144032
144033 144034
[1d20-1 = 18]
>>144031
Bluff: "Yes."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144033
144034
>>144032
Opposed [1d20 = 19]
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144034
144035
>>144033
>>144032
She looks at him skeptically
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144035
144036
>>144034
Silver doubles down.

"I am his grandfather."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144036
144037
>>144035
May want to re-roll
She looks at him, and then back at the file
c95152b
?
No.144037
144038 144039
[1d20-1 = 18]
>>144036
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144038
144039
>>144037
And again...
[1d20 = 12]
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144039
144040
>>144038
>>144037
She looks back down
"Grey unicorn, grey unicorn... Alright, has a doctor approved his release?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144040
144041
>>144039
"No, I have not talked to his doctor yet. My grandson has been through very tramatic experience and would just like to head home to recover in calming environment."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144041
144042
>>144040
"Well, write your name and address here, and get a doctor to sign off on it."
She pushes over a paper
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144042
144043
>>144041
Silver fills it out, and goes to find a doctor.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144043
144044
>>144042
Silver encounters a white unicorn stallion with glasses, a white lab coat that's almost difficult to distinguish from his fur coat, and little tufts on his feet, who walks down the hall with firm, clanking steps against the tile floor that can be heard long before he is seen
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144044
144045
>>144043
Silver flags the doctor down and goes to him.

"Excuse me, doctor? My grandson is in room 354, and he would like to be released from this hospital into my care."
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144045
144057
>>144044
"If we can do it quickly" he says

"Let me see his file. Should be in the room."
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144046
144047
>>144031
"If you think it will work," Iron tentatively replied with a nod, taking a small breath to get into character.
His gaze softened considerably as his eyebrows rose up, acting surprised. "Oh!" he exclaimed. "I feel like going to the... uh, bathroom! Right now!"
The big stallion took a second to recall his plan before executing his movements.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144047
144048
>>144046
A pony looks up from his seat in a booth by the wall, but then looks back to his companion. Iron is free, once again, to move about
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144048
144049
>>144047
I'm gonna assume we both remember what Iron's path to the table is for this next post.
Iron proceeded to go along his planned route to the left and outside.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144049
144050
>>144048
The door to the next room over is located on a wall perpendicular and to the right of where Iron and Sands were sitting. There are some booths along that wall, and the door is near the left most side. On a wall opposite of that is a hallway where the bathrooms are located, so it is conceivable that a pony who was told the location of the bathrooms could go to the back by mistake.
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144050
144051
>>144049
Trusting his gut, Iron opted to go the opposite direction of the bathrooms, hoping to get that sneak peak on who to bash next.
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144051
144052 144053
>>144050
Alright, is he looking into the left side of the room (easiest if he moves towards the right, sort of the opposite side of the bathrooms), or is he looking in to the left?
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144052
144054
>>144051
I mean, "is he looking into the left side or the right side of the room"?
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144053
144054 144055
>>144051
I do believe he'll look on the left side of the room, yes.
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144054
>>144053
>>144052
Anonymous
6ec7d89
?
No.144055
144058
>>144053
Because of the wall and the narrow field of view, without actually entering into the room Iron can only see a portion of what is there. However, Iron does see the following:

A set of waves and maybe a boat is painted on a wall above a cushioned booth seat that does not appear to be a part of the wall, but rather sits in front of it. In front of this booth seat is a table, presumably one that holds four ponies. This wooden table is not bolted to the floor, and there is room to the left - between the wall and the table - to manuever and get in and out. There are no chairs on the opposite side of the booth seat.

Sitting at the table, almost in the corner of the room, is a red-brown rust colored minotaur. He has very large muscles and is tall even sitting down. He wears a relatively formal green dress shirt with no jacket, sitting with his legs cross and wearing focal glasses. He is looking down and evidently reading a book on the table in front of him. Also on the table is a newspaper, sprawled open. To his right and on the left side of Iron's field of view, almost exactly in the corner of the room, is a violin case, cracked open.
Amber Sunset
6987aba
?
No.144056
144060
Is the next stage of her adventure planned out?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
c95152b
?
No.144057
144060
>>144045
Silver nods, and leads the doctor back to Nick's room.
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144058
144059
>>144055
Iron's head cocked a little to the side, staring at the rather well dressed minotaur, almost as if he was staring at a walking contradiction.
(Wait,) he thought to himself, astonished. (You mean these pasta bandits' most trusted marecenary is this mammal?)
Well, after being mauled by a tiger, he wasn't about to underestimate his chances this time, soon going to the right side in order to take a closer look at that book of his.
Anonymous
754e859
?
No.144059
>>144058
*underestimate his opponent