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Occupied Equestria - Back to the Forest
Anonymous
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No.151000
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Virgin Flame arrives in Baltimare and makes her aqua intense with the staff of a Cathedral there. Spark goes back to Blackwood, helping a rebel and several wolves. Iron takes a train off to the mountains where there is said to be treasure. Silver is pleasantly surprised to wake up to the world-not-ending. Dark Star goes home for the night, disturbed by the forces corrupting the youth, and left to contemplate his role in stopping it.
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Anonymous
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No.151648
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>>151647
She flinches, and forms a smile, as best as her beak will allow, opening her eyes, and looking back to Silver
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151649
151650
>>151648
"What would like you to do, Jubee?"
Anonymous
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No.151650
151651
>>151649
"I don't... I don't know" She says
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151651
151652
>>151650
"That is okay, we can just enjoy each other's company."
Anonymous
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No.151652
151654 151699
>>151651
“I suppose… that will be fine.” She says
Anonymous
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No.151654
151656
>>151652
Last time:
>>150995 →

Virgin Flame let's go off the mare and walks in fast pace away from the mare. Then she stops and lowers her head.

"I'm sorry I yelled eariler. I know Flutterhy wouldn't have approved of my wrath but I... I will return so if you would, save some of those waffles for me," Virgin Flame says as she starts to walk towards the exit of this place.

I decided that Virgin Flame will go looking for that head and any lost artpiece of this church.
Anonymous
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No.151656
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>>151654
There is a pause
"Oh. Yes. That's, that's alright. Yes, we will save waffles for you."

The exit is two large wooden doors.

The bank is opposite the cathedral on the other side of the avenue. The river is to the right, across a road
Anonymous
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No.151661
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>>151656
Virgin Flame nods and then leaves but now in a trot. She pushes the doors aside and exit the church.

She decides to seek out that colt first before searching the river since entering a bank soaked doesn't sound like a great idea. She heads towards the bank.
Anonymous
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No.151664
>>151661
Back from work

In front of Virgin flame, there is a roundabout traffic circle with the statue of a pony in the center. Fortunately the traffic is not especially heavy at this time of day.

The Bank is on the opposite side of the circle. Its Neo-classical architectural style gives its appearance a strange kinship to the cathedral opposite, with stone façade, a rectangular shape, a high triangular roof of green tile, and Doric columns outside a front entrance of brass-lined revolving doors, raised above street level and accessible by stone steps.
Amber Sunset
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No.151665
151666
I'll be jumping back in! Probably not today but I'll play tomorrow or whenever it's convenient for the DM.
Anonymous
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No.151666
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>>151665
Yay!

Glad to have you back
Shimmering Spark
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No.151668
>>151526
We left off here
Anonymous
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No.151669
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>>151526
Makade remains still, looking over to Spark. Waabishki is confused, looking around
"What's going on?"

Wellspring is frightened, quietly swiveling her ears around.

The doctor is frightened in his own detached sort of way, attempting to talk with the other passenger in the seat about it.
Shimmering Spark
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No.151670
151671
>>151669
Spark whispers "Improvising."
Anonymous
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No.151671
151672
>>151670
Waabishki:
"What?!"

Makade places a paw on Waabishki
"Shhh"

Wellspring, however, continues looking around
"Are soldiers going to come?"

And the doctor
"Is the train being attacked?"
Shimmering Spark
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No.151672
151673
>>151671
"We are going to have to play along."
Anonymous
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No.151673
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>>151672
"Oh..." She turns her head side to side, and presses herself back into the seat, both ears down

"Okay..."

Waabishki has calmed at least somewhat, with Makade whispering into her ear.

The doctor, meanwhile, is still in a rather emotionally excited state, trying to talk to others.
Shimmering Spark
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No.151674
151675
>>151673
Is the ticket pony coming back?
Anonymous
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No.151675
151676
>>151674
It isn't the ticket pony to come back, but rather something else. Something entirely different.

Two changeling drones - and indeed, that is what they are, not merely making no attempt to hide themselves, but wearing distinct beige uniforms - move down the train car, looking down, and around. They must have been on the train, as the train has not stopped nor slowed down.
Shimmering Spark
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No.151676
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>>151675
Are they looking like they are detaining me?
Anonymous
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No.151677
151678
>>151676
If they are, they haven’t done it yet.
Anonymous
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No.151678
151679 151680
>>151676
>>151677
The drones, slowly, deliberately look around, looking under seats and at windows. They come to Spark, as well as Waabishki, Makade and Wellspring. The two females, both sitting in aisle seats closer to the drones, are unsettled, and try to lean further away, especially Wellspring, who leans into Spark
Shimmering Spark
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No.151679
151680
>>151678
Spark watches to see where they go.
Anonymous
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No.151680
151708
>>151679
>>151678
Right. To. Spark. (And friends)

"Your papers were stolen?" One of them asks, in a voice that is not merely accented, but two toned
Amber Sunset
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No.151684
151685 151707
Spoilered
Took me a while but I've caught up with just about everything. I shouldn't have any more long hiatuses. Sad to hear your Discord is gone. I've been watching a bunch of Mr. Ballen videos and I'm hoping there are more spooky adventures ahead.

Not sure where Amber was left off exactly. I know she was still in the police station and was trying to exfiltrate.
Anonymous
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No.151685
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>>151684
Oh, we can make it spooky

Part of the question is for you. Do you want to pick up directly where we left off, with Amber running into an officer as she's trying to leave the detectives, shortly after, with Amber leaving the police station, or well on her way back?
Anonymous
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No.151686
151687 151707
>>151685
I've thought of a couple of ways for her to evade getting searched, though there would be risk of failure, and under no circumstances would she start a fight with the police. Still, I think it's better to start shortly after with her leaving. The police station scene stretched on for a long time, it's hard to resume it getting all the details right, and it was almost over anyway.
Anonymous
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No.151687
>>151686
That’s more or less what I was thinking
I don’t know if it needs explanation, but the strange response of the officer by the end of Amber’s sequence was probably in part of reflection of my dissatisfaction with how Trakyr’s remarks undermined his friend, when he would have tried to avoid that.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151699
151700
>>151652
The silver-coated unicorn looks up at her.
Anonymous
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No.151700
151709
>>151699
Her beak slowly curls back
"What is it?"
Anonymous
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No.151707
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>>151684
>>151686
Amber makes her way down the stairs, through the marble hallway, into the lobby, past the brass-lined doors, and onto the road. Sometimes ponies lope past in twos and threes. Sometimes wearing blue, sometimes green, sometimes black, and sometimes grey. And sometimes, she is all alone, trotting through a hallway with half of the lights on, and half off. Outside, the moon and stars are gone, and large raindrops fall sporadically. The wind blows much colder than before. The same armored car, and the same few soldiers are there as before, with a flood light on. One soldier wraps a blanket around himself. None pay any attention to the small, well-wrapped mustard-filly.
Shimmering Spark
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No.151708
>>151680
“Yes. Somepony just swooped by and took everything.”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151709
151781
>>151700
"Did you sleep well last night?"
Anonymous
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No.151710
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>>151707
Her heart races as she makes it outside without further incident. She briefly looks back at those soldiers, once protective, now persecutory if they knew what she hid under her dress. She keeps walking steadily onwards, shuddering as the car's light pans over her briefly.

Once she is well out of the scene and the adrenaline fades from her body, a wave of exhaustion overtakes her. It could be closer to dawn than it is to midnight, and part of her yearns to go straight home and get some well-deserved rest. However, holding onto those papers for any longer than necessary makes her uneasy, so she blearily trots in the direction of the nightclub, not really looking where she's headed.
Anonymous
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No.151711
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>>151710
It's a straight walk up Traveller Street, and then a few blocks westward to the nightclub. Let us only hope Amber recalls the exact number of blocks.

There are fewer lights on in the buildings, and fewer ponies to be seen. The rain and the absence of the moonlight makes the walk a bit different than before. Amber is up perhaps a block and a half when a police automobile pulls over near her. It's driver leans over to roll the window down. He seems to be a darker grey earth pony stallion of slightly above middle age, and he says to Amber

"Where are you headed, little pony?"
Amber Sunset
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No.151713
151714
>>151711
As she's approached, Amber thinks to herself, I'm not a bad pony, I have nothing to fear, and it's probably for the better they're here in a neighborhood like this.

She comes up with an explanation somewhat close to the truth, that she agreed to meet her "coltfriend" at the nightclub, giving its name. Although she got caught up in something and had to set out very late, she hopes she can still find him there. The number of blocks is a bit foggy so she asks for directions.
Anonymous
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No.151714
151715
>>151713
"Oh, that place? Well that's a night club. It's about a mile away. Would you like a ride? I can't imagine you'd want to walk all that distance by yourself in the rain."
Amber Sunset
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No.151715
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>>151714
Amber is tired, still a little jittery, getting a bit damp, and she doesn't like being in this strange neighborhood at night, so she accepts and thanks the officer.
Anonymous
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No.151716
151717
>>151715
Just open the passenger side door, enter, and probably roll the window up. The officer takes the car out of park and puts it in gear, driving straight down Traveller street. He's definitely just a little on the older side. He turns occasionally to make small talk to Amber:

"You're going to meet your coltfriend? Well that's sweet. I remember having to stay over night in a cold train station with my special somepony way back in the day. So what's his name?"

And
"How long have you been together?'

And
"Where did you meet?"

And those sorts of little questions as he pries curiously..
Amber Sunset
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No.151717
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>>151716
Wasn't it customary in the 40's for patrol cars to have two policemen? Think "Car 54, Where Are You?"

"His name is Mustard Trim, and we met just a couple of days ago because we work in the same restaurant, a purty fine establishment. He looks a bit like me, as you might guess. I work as a hostess and he's a waiter and we got off work late today, but we decided we might meet there to enjoy a dance."

Her answers are short but friendly, and she fondly recalls to herself the dance they enjoyed before that stressful assignment.
Anonymous
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No.151718
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>>151717
I don't think it's a 40's thing, but it's definitely a common thing to have two officers rather than one. As BPD probably had half of their officers volunteer or get drafted into the war, and then many quit once the police became part of what was effectively a collaborationist government, it isn't entirely unlikely they'd send some vehicles out with one officer.

"Oh, that's really sweet! Reminds me of when I met my Sunday . I was late coming home from school that day, haha. And I invited her to the dance-"
He goes on like this.

The ride is short, maybe four minutes if even that. The officer tells Amber
"Now be careful around here. There are a lot of bad folk around these kind of establishments at night. And the ponies who run them ain't always the best folk either. Enjoy your dance, but I wouldn't stay too long and too late if I were you."
Amber Sunset
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No.151719
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>>151718
I can see that. Not specifically 40's but generally up to recent times. Nowadays cop cars have one officer with a computer setup in the right seat. Woah, technology!

"I understand, mister. I'll be headed off in not too long." She thanks him sincerely and waves him off.
Anonymous
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No.151720
151721
>>151719
"Be careful now." He raises a hoof in a wave, and drives off.

Amber does not have to look far for Dark Denizen - not at all.

To the right of the revolving door front entrance are Dark Denizen, and to her left, the diamond dog, with the latter holding a sledge hammer. The wall is significantly damaged, with bricks lying on the ground, and wood and bricks dislodged in a rectangular section next to the door.

"A few more hits" Dark Denizen says, staring at the wall. A light outside the door provides some illumination.

"Make sure it's up to regulation."
She is standing just outside of an awning, and is exposed to the rain. Her back is fairly wet, and water drips off of the thumb of her left wing. The diamond dog, who is just barely within the awning, is mostly dry.

The diamond dog pulls the sledge hammer back, and makes a swing, knocking two bricks loose. A pair of stallions leaving the night club turn around, look back at the scene, and then walk away in the opposite direction.

Neither seems to have noticed Amber or the car.
Amber Sunset
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No.151721
151722
>>151720
Amber grimaces at the scene, bemused as to why anyone would be doing renovation like this at night. She walks up slowly. "Um, Ms. Denizen?" she asks, her voice practically squeaking.
Anonymous
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No.151722
151723
>>151721
Her head swiftly turns, and she glares at Amber.
"Oh. You. Do you have it?"
She turns her whole body more fully towards Amber, and the Diamond Dog places the hammer in a resting position.
Amber Sunset
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No.151723
151724
>>151722
Amber nods feverishly. "Yes, I do." She repositions herself under the awning to not get the papers wet, then with her mouth undoes a couple of front buttons and fishes out the document.
Anonymous
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No.151724
151725
>>151723
Her entire expression changes as her cat-like eyes become wide, and she looks down, focusing on the papers. Her mouth hangs slightly open, exposing her fangs.
"I see. Let's go back to my office." She turns to the Diamond Dog, and points a hoof

"Keep it up. If that cocksucker comes by in the morning thinking he can write us a citation, show him a 'regulation' door. Someone's got to tell me what his face looks like"

She starts moving towards the revolving door, and she motions with her wing for Amber to follow
"I might even stay up late enough to see it myself."
Amber Sunset
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No.151725
151726
>>151724
She tucks the papers away safely and follows the owner, feeling awfully conspicuous behind the no-nonsense mare. Once she enters the building she looks back and wonders, Are they really breaking a hole through the wall? This thought is a nice break away from the apprehension of entering her office again.
Anonymous
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No.151726
151727
>>151725
Perhaps Amber enters with a delay behind her to make the association less obvious. Dance music plays, evidently from a phonograph. If she looks to her left, Amber can see the griffin viol player packing up on stage. Looking to her right at the wall next to the revolving door, Amber can see that yes, they are indeed breaking a hole into the wall at 2 AM on a Saturday morning when it is raining, and during business hours. There are flecks of paint and wood on the ground, and the wall on the inside is pretty badly damaged. A waiter speaks and nods to a male not far away from the hole, and it seems he is a concerned customer.

Dark Denizen continues forward, back to the hallway, and back to her office.
Amber Sunset
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No.151727
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>>151726
Amber notices that although the gramophone is playing pleasant music, a mere recording lacks the charm and energy of the viol player's playing. He spent the last couple of hours doing what he loved, she thinks to herself. She looks back at Denizen and then back to the viol player. I'd hate to keep her waiting, but it's not like I'm leaving the building, and this is the last chance I'll get tonight to talk to him.

She trots up to the musician and greets him politely, smiling broadly.