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Occupied Equestria - New Opportunities
Anonymous
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No.143000
Continuing
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Anonymous
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No.144951
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>>144949
She looking out, as if to the distance. It takes her a moment to turn her head to Spark.

"Huh? Oh. Yes. I was rather impressed ponies could make it that way."
Shimmering Spark
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No.144952
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>>144951
“That’s good. Though I don’t suppose you are lost in thought about the flavor.”
Amber Sunset
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No.144953
144954
Hello!
Anonymous
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>>144952
"Well..." She looks down, and momentarily her ears come down.

"Not really..."

>>144953
Hello!
Shimmering Spark
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>>144954
“Do you want to talk about it?”
Amber Sunset
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>>144954
I went to sleep just as the session started, but it doesn't look like you got very far. Can we continue?
Anonymous
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No.144957
>>144955
"It's the same as before." She says

>>144956
Perhaps. I'd prefer to make Amber's actions here in as long of chunks as possible
Anonymous
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No.144958
144959
>>144931
The Stallion goes slightly ahead of Amber, looking back

"Keep that where I can see it."

Note that it is actually Amber who has possession of the revolver.

The two go upwards, and upwards, until they enter through a door into another hallway with a bank of tables and desks, a hallway branching off to the right with closed doors, and a hallway straight ahead with doors with glass windows.

"Okay, now let's find a relevant detective. Let me see who's here..."
Amber Sunset
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>>144958
Amber keeps attentive and looks to either side of the hallway, trying to see if there are any names on nameplates or if there are any ponies observable through the windows. Meanwhile her ears are focused on the stallion ahead, trying to catch any names.
Anonymous
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>>144959
There are indeed nameplates and the windows can be seen through. One room is lit. However, Amber is a little far away and at the wrong angle to see much.

The Zebra Stallion moves ahead of Amber, in what would not have been a wise move had Amber been hiding bullets and a malign intent.

"Rosey! Hey! Rosey!"

Or maybe there's a witness already. Quickly, a small strawberry colored earthpony mare pokes out from the right hallway, and looks at the Zebra stallion and Amber.

"Yes? Bah!"

"Calm down, it's not loaded, and it's evidence from that Hoebuck thing. We need a detective working on that case to turn it in to, or at least somepony who is working on it."

"Uh, oh. Okay. Well, Headliner is leading the case. Temporarily, I think the chief himself will lead it. And as for detectives..."
She looks down at a paper.
"We have Salted Stalwart here. He's in the back. He can check it in."
Anonymous
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>>144960
She goes through the names. Wait! None of them are Red Scabbard! I have to do something.... Panic rising in her chest, she asks, trying to be nonchalant, "You must have a lot of detectives here."
Anonymous
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No.144962
>>144961
The Zebra responds

"A few, yeah. Only so many at 1:30."

The mare replies
"Let me get Stalwart."
Amber Sunset
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No.144963
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"Okay," she says, but she intently looks at the doors to see if she can find the name she needs.
Anonymous
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No.144964
>>144963
Roll two die [d20 = 4], one with wisdom modifier
Amber Sunset
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No.144965
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[1d20 = 2]
[1d20 = 6]
Anonymous
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No.144966
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>>144965
Search though she may, Amber can find nothing useful on the nameplates
Anonymous
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No.144967
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>>144862
"Well, I..." He turns his head slightly down and away
"I've tried reading. History, poetry..."
Amber Sunset
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No.144968
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>>144966
Seeing no other option, Amber decides to wait.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>144967
"Anything from Severyana? 'War and Peace', maybe?"
Anonymous
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>>144968
A blue stallion walks from down the central hallway

"Hello,"
And introducing himself

"Detective Salted Stallwart. You found a weapon near Hoebuck?"
Anonymous
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No.144971
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>>144969
"Yes. Caramel Marks, Valley Lemon's book on the State and..." He tilts his head.

"I haven't heard of that book before."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.144972
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>>144971
"It is Romanticist classic, written by Leo Trotstoy, one of Severyana's greatest authors. It is chronicle of Groverian invasion of Severyanan Empire and influence it had in following years after Severyana accepted Equestrian protection in wake of defeat."
Anonymous
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>>144972
"Ah." He nods his head
"Rather neat. I haven't, well, I haven't read that, but I've read some Equestrian and Aquellian literature."
Amber Sunset
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>>144970
Amber nods. "Y-yes, it was..." she pauses to recollect her thoughts. "...It was in an alleyway by a dumpster."
Anonymous
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>>144974
"Let me write this down." He says, pulling out a paper and placing it on a table near him. He places a pencil in his mouth, moving it off to the side to let him speak.

"So, which alley did you find it in? And where was it located relative to the dumpster?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>144973
"Anything good you would recommend?"
Anonymous
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>>144976
"Well... Yes. There are a couple by John Huffing. And the best is this one called Le Malheureux. The best I've read so far, anyways."
Amber Sunset
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>>144975
"It wasn't far, maybe a block away...and it was on the left side of a green dumpster, I saw something shiny and decided to see." Her ear twitches. "I'm sorry if I'm not very good with directions, I arrived in Baltimare a few days ago but I heard about the awful things that happened at Hoebuck."
Anonymous
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No.144979
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>>144978
"Huh..." He writes something down

"Right by where we found those three unconscious griffins tied together in the dumpster. Wonder why the police missed it. When did you find it? Exactly where was it next to the dumpster? Do you think you could show me, or someone?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>144977
"I admit I do not do as much reading as I should, but it is good idea to broaden one's horizons."

He finishes his glass of whiskey, and puts it on the end table.

"I had better stop it here, do not want to get too drunk before tonight. How are you holding up?"
Amber Sunset
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>>144979
"Um, I-I think I could." She gives a nervous smile. "B-but I don't think you would be able to find anything else there."
Anonymous
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>>144981
"No no. It's where the gun was located. That says much about how it got there. And why it wasn't noticed on the first sweep. Whether it was even there on the night of the clearing. Here. Let me see it."
He extends a hoof

>>144981
"Heh. I'm getting a little bit of a buzz now. At least I think I am? I'm feeling something, that's for sure." He has a strange smile
Amber Sunset
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>>144982
She cautiously hoofs over the gun, handle side towards him.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.144984
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>>144982
Silver gives him a light pat on the shoulder, and a smile.

"Everything feel alright, then?"
Anonymous
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>>144984
And he is pat.

"Uh, yeah. Everything's alright." He says

>>144983
He takes it rather quickly, turning it over

"Lavender Number 2. Equestrian Service Revolver." He turns it over, then presses a button with his hoof, breaking the cylinder open. He spins the cylinder, then snaps the barrel back in place.

"Dated 1011. Wartime production, Mareway Small Arms Company."

He places the gun in a foreleg, and extends it forward, toward the wall in front of him. He holds it up, and looks down the sight, closing an eye. The way the gun is positioned between the ankle and the end of hoof is rather awkward. yet nevertheless he manages a squeaking action by pulling the end of the hoof inwards towards the ankle, pulling the trigger without jerking the gun. Amber could see the hammer rise and the cylinder turn, before

Click

He turns around, and places it back on the table.

"This was probably issued to an Equestrian military non-commissioned officer. I wonder how it got here. It has most of the factory bluing. Wasn't found lying out on the battlefield. Not for long, anyways. Wasn't laying out in the alley very long either. It works fine and there is no rust. Not many scratches either."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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>>144985
"So...anything else you want to talk about? Anything you want to do?"
Anonymous
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No.144987
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>>144986
"Well... Make a life here, I suppose. Get in contact with the paper, or the activists here. they are much stronger than back home. Or leave, go to Aquellia or Stalliongrad."
Anonymous
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No.144988
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>>144985
>>144983
"Should probably turn this in to evidence" He says
Amber Sunset
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>>144985
>>144988
She perks up, looking a bit less anxious for now. "Oh yes, I should! Do you know the pony who runs it?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.144990
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>>144987
"Hmm...well, as long as you do not get house raided by government, I would be happy to help you make your life."
Anonymous
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No.144991
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>>144989
"Well, there is a dedicated clerk for the room, but certain detectives can access it, so long as they make notes of what is placed in and taken out. I can take it back." He says

>>144990
He smiles. Then the smile goes away

"What's this about a raid?"
Amber Sunset
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No.144992
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>>144991
She does not directly answer him. Instead: "Oh, can I have a looksie? It sounds really important." She looks a bit more chipper. Youthful energy perhaps?
This is my chance! she thinks to herself.
Anonymous
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No.144993
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>>144992
He turns to her, and smiles awkwardly.

"Uh, at the evidence room? Civilians aren't normally allowed back there."
Amber Sunset
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>>144993
"Oh, I'm sorry...but I'm just surprised there are so many detectives. Even now there must be...what? Four or five here, I'd wager."
Anonymous
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>>144994
"At 1:30? Most of us go home long before then. Some of us stay late because we are working on a case, though there's always a few for dedicated nightshift. Tonight there's myself, Griselda, Sunnyside Meadow, Red Scabbard, Tracker, and Strummed Sound. Well, I think that's who hasn't gone home. Just six of us."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.144996
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>>144991
"Like, do not join any armed mobs or the such that would draw major attention from government. Did not mean anything bad, Clip."

He smiles again at the smaller stallion, before wrapping a foreleg around his shoulders.
Anonymous
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No.144997
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>>144996
"Well, you know what they do. You can't just do nothing." He says. But the smaller stallion lets Silver wrap his legs around him.
Amber Sunset
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No.144998
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>>144995
"They sound very different, and not at all what I'd expect ponies with detective-ing...detecting cutie marks to be named." She says with slightly eager interest. "Can any pony sign up?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.144999
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>>144997
"Then go ahead and do it. Working on paper sounds like good idea, maybe you could use fact you used to work for one in order to get editor position."
Anonymous
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No.145001
New Thread! >>145000 →

>>144998
"They are not all ponies, to begin with. Griselda is a female griffin. Tracker is a diamond dog. Sunnyside Meadow's optimism is a value in this profession, as is Strummed Sound's thestral hearing, and Red Scabbard's talent in confrontation. But, well, sort of. but not really. You have to already be a police officer, or have some other prior experience for a number of years."

>>144999
"Uh, alright. I'll do that."

He seems to wag his tail, though it's close to the bed and can hardly move. He has a wide, toothy smile.