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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.151778
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>>151777
The flaxen mare, however, has a question for Amber
"What did he say to you?"
Amber Sunset
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No.151779
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>>151778
"He had to leave, but wants to meet up again sometime and he gave me his address." Amber is relieved that the flaxen mare didn't read the note, though she doubts Dark Denizen shares the same scruples.
Anonymous
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No.151780
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>>151779
"No no." She says

"The griffin viol player."
Anonymous
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No.151781
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>>151709
"I suppose" she says

"I didn't wake up. I'd call that good."
Amber Sunset
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No.151782
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>>151780
Amber replies, "He exhorted me to practice more, that playing for a crowd is just to make money, and that all music should be played with the greatest respect." She pauses and adds, "But he seemed awful somber to me...."
Anonymous
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>>151782
"I haven't seen him talk with... well, almost anyone. Denizen likes him. But even she can't get more than a few words with him. I don't think he likes.... playing for, well, playing for other creatures. I mean... like it's alien to him, or beneath him."
Amber Sunset
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No.151784
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>>151783
"I got that feeling. But I suppose he has no choice.
No wonder he looks so sad and doesn't want to talk. He loves music with his whole heart but playing here cheapens it for him.
No offense."

Anonymous
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No.151785
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>>151784
"I don't know if it's that" she says

"There's this rumor going around that he was the private musician for the Von Katerinbergs, and fled when those two counties fell. Some one else says they passed by his apartment and heard him playing with a whole orchestra. I don't know, I just... I wonder, some times.."
Amber Sunset
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No.151786
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>>151785
Amber tries to recall who the von Katerinbergs are....

Knowledge (geography): [1d20+4 = (5+4) = 9]
Anonymous
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No.151787
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>>151786
Somewhere over in the Griffin lands. It's sort of in the Empire but not really. There was this young girl who was not just a despot but literally insane, and an older male in a different kingdom who was murderous towards the ponies there.
Amber Sunset
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No.151788
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>>151787
"Sounds dreadful! Who wouldn't be happy getting away from those kooks?"
Anonymous
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No.151789
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>>151788
"Evidently him" She says

"If it's true, I mean."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151790
151792
>>151781
He gives her a squeeze.

"That is good."
Amber Sunset
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No.151791
151792
>>151789
She shrugs. "Sounds like music is all he has ever had, in any case. Maybe the orchestra was him playing next to a gramophone?"
Anonymous
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No.151792
151793 151798
>>151790
Griffin is squeezed

"I suppose..."

>>151791
"No. I mean... like a classical orchestra. Playing notes and songs he had never heard before. Sounding almost like chords from heaven. He couldn't really describe it. Of course, he doesn't know music very well."
Amber Sunset
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>>151792
"I've been to an orchestra once and there are dozens and dozens of ponies all playing together. If he managed to fit that many in his apartment, I'd like to know how."
Anonymous
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No.151794
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>>151793
"Yeah, that's exactly what I would like to know too. I don't know, he just seems a little strange."
Amber Sunset
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>>151794
"I feel a little sorry for him actually. But y'all are lucky to have him serenade you."
Anonymous
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>>151795
"Heh. That's what Dark Denizen thinks. I think a swing, or jazz band would probably be more popular with the patrons."
Amber Sunset
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No.151797
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>>151796
"Hmm, maybe, and that was the music I expected coming here. But for once I agree with her choice."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151798
151799
>>151792
"Are you sure you are okay?"
Anonymous
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No.151799
151800 151802
>>151797
"Well... you and her. Maybe that's why he'll talk to you and her, but not me or the other staff."

>>151798
"I don't know. But I'm still here, aren't I?"
Amber Sunset
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No.151800
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>>151799
Can a skilled musician really be so particular that he won't talk to ponies based on musical taste?

"That's a shame, you seem plenty nice."
Anonymous
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No.151801
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>>151800
She smiles back, showing teeth
“Thank you. Where did you come from?”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151802
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>>151799
"I just worry about you sometimes, my dove."
Anonymous
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No.151803
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>>151802
She leans into him, until most of her weight presses into him.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151804
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>>151803
Silver holds her weight, standing strong against this onslaught.
Anonymous
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No.151805
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>>151804
She leans into him a little more, tilting her beak so that it buries in his fur.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151806
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>>151805
"I will be your support, dove."
Amber Sunset
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No.151807
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>>151801
"I'm from a hundred-and-fifty miles to the west of here.
I grew up on a small farm and decided to come here to better support my folks. It's been...a big change of pace."
She continues with a smile, "How about yourself? Are you from around here?"
Anonymous
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>>151807
"I figured you were from the country. I wouldn't have guessed you were that close though."

She pauses at Amber's question, and it seems as if she was not expecting to be asked reciprocally.
"Well, no. I am from Las Pegasus. But I've been in Baltimare several years now."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.151822
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>>151805
>>151806
Silver looks up at his griffon.

"Are you sure you are alright? You know I am only here for you."
Anonymous
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No.151824
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>>151822
“Well…” she looks down

“I was abducted, I am a stranger in this land…”
She points her beak directly at the ground

“And… other things… so I’m… not alright…”
Amber Sunset
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>>151820
Her eyes also light up hearing this. "I've never been there, but I heard it's such a beautiful city up in the clouds. Is it true that the sunsets are like nowhere else?"

Does Las Pegasus also have gambling? The association with Los Angeles is obvious but there's no Las Vegas analogue otherwise.
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>>151832
She pulls her lips back, showing teeth
“Yeah. I suppose you can call it beautiful. Some places were, some times. I don’t know how the sunset looks most other places. But yeah, it was nice watching it from the clouds as it set over the water. Or from the seaside cliffs. Better than watching it vanish into the forest like it does here.”

I think depictions of Los Pegasus are careful to turn the obvious slot machine allegories in the background into arcade games of various kinds, but it’s definitely a Los Vegas parallel with giant “casinos.” If gambling is legal in Equestria anywhere besides on injun reservations, it’s in Los Pegasus.
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No.151835
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>>151834
"Lots of ponies went there to vacation before...you know. It must have been fun living there."

Oh, so child casinos then
Anonymous
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>>151835
“Yeah….” She pauses “There we’re a decent number of things to do there. The things the tourists like, we did but they got old. But I was younger then, and had less freedom than I do now.”

If that’s how you want to interpret it. It seemed pretty clear that the animators wanted to depict a modern Las Vegas mega casino, but were restricted by the show’s rating.
Amber Sunset
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>>151837
No, I meant what they showed on-screen was basically child casinos which exist in real life, with tokens you buy and tickets you win to exchange for prizes. Personally, I think they're fine as long as parents keep tabs on their kids, but a number of people have decried such gambling. In-universe Las Pegasus has more conventional gambling for sure.

"I'm sorry to hear that. I had to grow up a ways before I was let out in the woods by myself. Understandable what with foals going missing time to time, but life gets tejus and I always wanted to explore. So I sneaked out time to time." She grins.
Anonymous
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>>151838
She blinks at some portion of the first half, but then turns her head and says

"Oh really?" at Amber's last words
Amber Sunset
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>>151839
"I like to be out in the open. Plus, there was a lake and a stream nearby which made for good swimming. I was always careful, and my sense of direction ain't that bad. How about you, did you ever sneak off someplace?"
Anonymous
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>>151840
She turns her head, still grinning widely.

“I don’t think I snuck out, ever. I lied more than a few times about what I was doing, or didn’t say all of where I was going.”
Amber Sunset
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No.151842
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>>151841
Amber frowns. Sneaking out is one thing, lying is another. I still feel rotten about what I said earlier. And to one's parents no less. I would have gotten a plot-whooping if I tried that.

"Where did you like to head to?"
Anonymous
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No.151843
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>>151842
"Well, out with friends. I went where they went. To the cliffs. Card games a few times."
Amber Sunset
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No.151844
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>>151843
"Well, that's nice. Going sworping with friends sounds like a really good time. You had cliffs? What were they like?"
Anonymous
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>>151843
Dabs
Anonymous
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>>151844
"Yeah. Well, seaside cliffs. That's what the waterline was like. Cliffs, though there were beaches below that in many areas, so you could go to the beach. Just jump off, and glide right down. Well, it helps being able to fly." A quick look confirms that she is indeed a Pegasus.
Anonymous
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>>151845
>>150870 →
Seabreeze nods
"Good. So you have at least two specific names. But we need specific plans and evidence. And more importantly, we need to know who else - and what else. If these ponies are a part of a larger network, it will help to learn as much as possible. It seems it will be profitable for you to stay on their tails. Continue posing as one of them. Go deeper. Gain their trust, and learn more,"
Anonymous
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>>151847
"Understood,sir. i'll do what i can."
Anonymous
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>>151849
He gives a single, sharp nod
"Good. Do you wish to know anything else, or need anything else?"
Anonymous
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>>151850
"No,sir. thats everything i believe."