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Occupied Equestria - Fall Chrysalis
Anonymous
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No.163000
163001
In the distant future, Silver is partaking in a war to liberate West Equestria. In a far off land, Amber is running for freedom.
87 replies and 2 files omitted.
Anonymous
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No.163207
163208
f21.png
>>163206
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.163208
163209
>>163207
"I could try investigating one of groups, see which is which perhaps."
Anonymous
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No.163209
163210
>>163208
"That seems pretty dangerous" Spec says

"You go up to them and ask 'hey, are you a changeling'. Sounds like that can go wrong quickly."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163210
163211
>>163209
"Maybe. Or we could just pick one and fire upon them. I think it is ones with submachine guns, from how they are positioned and that we know they are using such weapons. And who is more likely to be pinned down, group using submachine guns or basic rifles?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163211
163212
>>163210
"A submachine gun is a short ranged weapon. Best for getting up close and clearing an area. A rifle is longer range, and if it isn't semi-auto it's probably not great for short range."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.163212
163213
>>163211
"So you think it is ones with rifles that are changelings?"
Anonymous
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No.163213
163214
>>163212
"No, just that if you're pinned down, a submachine gun isn't at its best use."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163214
163215
>>163213
"Well, we have to do something. What would you do? One of these groups is pony and other is changeling. Do we rush in and join battle against one of them hoping it is right choice? Do we hang back and scout them hoping that something will give away which is which?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163215
163216
>>163214
He blinks, and starts to breath heavily, and sweat.
"They did this before to us. They did this quite a lot. We tried to have special codes, special words or questions. Of course they tried to learn the answers... Here's the thing, neither of them know where we are, so if we go around them, they won't know where we are."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163216
163217
>>163215
"Let us scout them out from distance, then. If one of them are bleeding ichor, they are changelinga."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163217
163218
>>163216
Spec nods, and turns the car engine off. He holds up his Jenny.

The Jenny Battle Rifle, while not having quite the range or penetration of the old bolt action rifles, still has enough range and penetration as can be desired, and the optic gives the gun the feel of a battle rifle. Though the recoil may make it impractical for use as a full auto at range, it still holds value in the short range and for those who can control short bursts.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163218
163219
>>163217
Silver holds his own Jenny up, gently yet firmly caressing her sleak and sturdy frame. He peers through the rifle's scope to look in the direction of the machine gun wielding combatants.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163219
163220
>>163218
To do so, Silver must find line of sight. By going through the underpass under the pipes, Silver will be off to the side of the machine gun wielders, and the riflemare both. He might be visible, especially to the latter, but he will be in line of sight. Silver can alternatively go around the large, square block, trying to get behind the machine gun wielders.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163220
163221
>>163219
The Element of Surprise is the most important one to them now. Better to go around the square block first.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163221
163222
>>163220
As Silver starts to go around, Silver can see first, that there is another set of large pipes extending behind the square moving further out, evidently towards a pier in the harbor, and also that there seem to be several ponies (creatures?) behind the unit. The pipes are raised and provide partial cover, and there are structures further back towards the harbor.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163222
163223
>>163221
Silver gets behind one of these pipes, and peers at the creatures through his Jenny's scope. Specifically, he looks for signs of injury and what kinds of weapons they carry.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163223
163224
>>163222
Looking under the pipes, Silver can see that there is a pony near him on the other side of the pipes trying to move something, there is a pony(?) sitting down against a steel grate in the center, a pony standing up in a black uniform near the edge - he has a machine carbine - and a pony over the edge leaning over. He is wearing black, has a black cap, and has what Silver can identify as a New Mareland pattern submachine gun. If there are more creatures, they are not in line of sight.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163224
163225 163226
>>163223
Hmm...well, nothing ventured...

Silver whispers over to the nearby pony.

"Pssst...hey!"
Anonymous
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No.163225
163226
>>163224
The pony(?) stops, and moves, starting to look around

[1d3 = 2]
[1d3 = 3]
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163226
163227
>>163224
>>163225
The pony looks under the pipes. It's an off-white colored earth pony in a blue uniform. He looks kind of small for a stallion.
fa0e80d
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No.163227
163228
[1d20+3 = (18+3) = 21]
>>163226
Sense Motive: "Are you changelings or were you ponies who asked for backup?"
Anonymous
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No.163228
163229
>>163227
He whispers, or tries to whisper,
"Behind me, and by the pump house, far away to my left."
He sounds fearful
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163229
163230
>>163228
"These are changelings holding you hostage?"
Anonymous
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No.163230
163231
>>163229
One, curt nod

From behind
"Stop slouching and turn the valve."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
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No.163231
163232
>>163230
"Delay them as long as you can, I will be back in just minute with help to deal with them. When fighting starts, stay down."

Making sure they aren't looking in his direction, Silver sneaks back the way he came to inform Spec on the situation.
Anonymous
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No.163232
163233
>>163231
Hmmmm

Roll Die. Dexterity modifier
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No.163233
163234 163235
[1d20+4 = (6+4) = 10]
>>163232
Anonymous
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No.163234
>>163233
Hmmmm
[1d20 = 17]
Anonymous
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No.163235
163236
>>163233
Silver walks out.... But it isn't clear that he isn't heard
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163236
>>163235
Could have been worse. Far worse. Silver returns to Spec to inform him on the situation.
Anonymous
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No.163237
163238
Spec hears Silver

"About what I figured. Let's take them out."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163238
163239
>>163237
"We have range advantage with these Jennies. Let us find place where we can use scopes to our advantage."
Anonymous
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No.163239
163240
>>163238
"Don't get too excited, it doesn't zoom." He stops for a moment to ponder. "But it would work, yes." He pauses. "Where would you want to go?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163240
163241
>>163239
Hmm...presumably there are places with sightlines to the changelings? They would want someplace that minimizes the places the changelings have to hide and has places for the ponies to take cover.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163241
163242
>>163240
Towers, buildings, and pipelines do much to disrupt line of sight, at least from ground level. Silver may have a clear approach from the left.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163242
163243
>>163241
Then that is where they will go to start their attack.
Anonymous
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No.163243
163244
>>163242
The pipes and buildings, especially the distillation towers, are also climbable.

Silver may go around the line of towers to the left, going to where the pony with the rifle is located, or even past him.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163244
163260
>>163243
Silver gives a signal to Spec to go to the top of a tower to get a view from above of the changelings. If Silver goes past him around the line of towers, can he still target the rifleling?
Anonymous
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No.163260
163261
>>163244
>the rifleling?
Come again?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163261
163262
>>163260
The changeling with the rifle. Rifleling.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163262
163264
>>163261
If you mean whoever has the rifle and was shooting at(?) the others, he(?) is at the end of the line of towers
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163264
163265
>>163262
Silver gets in position to ambush that changeling, since he's the greatest threat to Spec.
Anonymous
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No.163265
163266
>>163264
Spec flies upwards, going towards a walkway-ring at the top of one of the distillation towers. Spec is almost directly overhead of the rifleling(?), though he is one tower over from the one that pony(?) is near. He is close to the tower, and seems to be taking cover.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163266
163267
>>163265
Does Silver see Spec? Can he give him a signal?
Anonymous
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No.163267
163268
>>163266
Silver sees Spec, but he goes pretty high up, and Silver and Spec have to each respectively carefully position themselves so that the mess of steel does not block line of sight. Spec is perhaps ten or more stories up when he gets near the top
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163268
163269
>>163267
Silver gives Spec a signal to attack at the same time as him, then aims at rifleling.
Anonymous
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No.163269
163270
>>163268
So Silver is going up to the creature at the end of the line of towers, and shooting him while he’s not looking, and while Spec takes another target?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163270
163271
>>163269
Eeyup.
Anonymous
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No.163271
163272
>>163270
For what it's worth, the creature at the end of the line of towers is a unicorn, or the appearance of a unicorn, with a peppered grey and black coat and a white mane. He wears a green uniform that most closely resembles the New Mareland pattern customs agent. He leans against a steel grate that is at the base of a tower, and holds onto a rifle that Silver has never personally handled, but he recalls as an older pattern of semi-automatic civilian rifle with an intermediate cartridge.

And Silver may act
fa0e80d
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No.163272
163273 163274
[1d20+10 = (11+10) = 21]
[1d20+10 = (5+10) = 15]
>>163271
Silver centers the Jenny's sights on the imposter, and squeezes off a couple rounds.
Anonymous
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No.163273
163274 163275 163276 163277
>>163272
Hit, and….. Hit. The Jenny is very easy to use for well aiming shots.
Anonymous
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No.163274
163275 163278
>>163272
>>163273
Oh, and

Bang Bang
[1d20+7 = (18+7) = 25]
[1d20+7 = (11+7) = 18]
Anonymous
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No.163275
>>163274
>>163273
[1d4 = 2]
fa0e80d
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No.163276
163277
>>163273
fa0e80d
?
No.163277
163278
[2d8 = 11]
[2d8 = 13]
>>163276
>>163273
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163278
163279
>>163274
[4d8 = 18]

>>163277
The creature makes a "guh" sound, tries to clutch himself, sways, and then falls forward onto his belly, with large red spots appearing on his back and the uniform.

And then, further away

clack clack clack
clack clack

[1d20 = 12] [1d20 = 4] [1d20 = 7] [1d20 = 13] [1d20 = 19] [1d20 = 13] [1d20 = 4]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163279
163280
>>163278
Silver looks at the creature to see if he changes.
Anonymous
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No.163280
163281
>>163279
He does not change. He makes two rapid, shallow breathes, and then stops.

From above
Bang Bang Bang Bang
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163281
163282
>>163280
Silver's eyes widen, his heart skips a beat. He waits a moment more hoping to Celestia they didn't just make a big mistake.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163282
163283
>>163281
The shooting stops. Silver can hear the sound of what seems to be burning gas, and the whistling of escaping vapors coming from somewhere. Further away, Silver can hear car horns. The unicorn continues to lay on his belly.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163283
163284
>>163282
That's not good. Not good at all. Silver shouts out, hoping it's not too late.

"CEASE FIRE! THESE ARE PONIES!"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163284
163285
>>163283
From beyond,
clack clack clack
Silver can hear bullets whizzing by his position, and at lest one hits the ground next to the unicorn, and sends dust shooting up into the air.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163285
163286 163287
>>163284
Silver steps out waving a hoof to get them to stop.

"CEASE FIRE! CEASE FIRE!"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163286
163287
>>163285
And..
clack clack
[1d20+2 = (14+2) = 16] [1d20+2 = (11+2) = 13]
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163287
163288
>>163285
>>163286
A bullet hits the steel at the base of the tower near Silver, while another whizzes' past
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163288
163289
>>163287
"FOR CELESTIA'S SAKE I AM PONY, CEASE FIRE!"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163289
163290
>>163288
Is Silver still exposed?

From above,
Bang Bang Bang
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163290
163291
>>163289
That he is, yes.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163291
163292
>>163290
Pat pat pat pat
More gun shots. This time, none go towards Silver

From behind, Silver can hear swooping on wings.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163292
163293
>>163291
Silver looks behind him.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163293
163294
>>163292
Silver sees Spectral Streak descending in a spiral. His right wing is somewhat curled in, and he descends in an unequal oval. He lands onto the gravel at an angle, folding his right foreleg, and then his right hindleg, causing him to fall to the ground and slide on his belly and chin. His eyes close and his rifle scrapes along the gravel along with his chin, but he slowly stands back up again.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163294
163295
>>163293
Silver rushes to him. As soon as he's next to him he checks his son for injuries.

"SPEC!"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163295
163296
>>163294
He appears to have been shot in the wing with pistol or carbine bullet, and he's a little roughed up by the landing.

"Get out of the line of fire." He says to Silver, although perhaps after Silver has already done so
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163296
163297
>>163295
Silver inspects the gunshot wound closer.

"That looks bad."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163297
163298
>>163296
He moves his wing away slightly.
“I’ve had worse. We need to clear out those bugs.”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163298
163299
>>163297
"That is problem..."

Silver looks over at the nearby dead pony.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163299
163300
>>163298
He lies still in the gravel, eyes closed, and with his rifle and forelegs beneath him, not moving.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163300
163301
>>163299
"I do not know what is going on, unless this is group of Homeguard that managed to capture changeling..."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163301
163302
>>163300
"It's a group of changelings that managed to capture part of the plant." Spec says. "And we need to take it back."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163302
163303
>>163301
"Spec, do you not see corpse here? He was not changeling."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163303
163304
>>163302
He blinks.
“What?”

He blinks again
“He’s not the one shooting at us.”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163304
163315
>>163303
"And if ones shooting at us are ponies, like him?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163315
163316
>>163304
He pauses, and looks around, and then down at the dead (or dying) unicorn laying in the gravel.

"What?"
He takes a moment to assess the situation
"No, those are definitely changelings over there. There are four or more of them. Or there were four. I saw one pop, I think. One on the far side."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163316
163317 163318
>>163315
>dying

It occurs to Silver that he should probably check the unicorn's pulse.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163317
>>163316
[1d20 = 1]
Anonymous
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No.163318
163319
>>163316
Silver can’t really tell if he felt a pulse or not
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163319
163320
>>163318
Hmm...does Silver have the medkit on him.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163320
163321
>>163319
If not, the car is on the other side of the row of towers
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163321
163322 163323
>>163320
Silver goes to get it so he can patch up the downed unicorn.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163322
163323 163324
>>163321
[1d20 = 19]
Silver obtains the medical packet
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163323
163324
>>163321
>>163322
And walks back to the unicorn
fa0e80d
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No.163324
163325
[1d20+4 = (5+4) = 9]
>>163322
>>163323
Medical: Silver attempts to use the medkit to stabilize the unicorn...assuming he's still alive.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163325
163326
>>163324
Unfortunately, Silver does not see much progress. The lack of bleeding suggests he's already dead.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163326
163327
>>163325
Silver lowers his head, offers up a prayer for the pony, begging for his forgiveness. If his eyes are left open, Silver closes them.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163327
163330
>>163326
The stallion's eyes are closed, likely during those final breaths after he fell to the ground. A small trail of blood to his right is dense-if-thin, likely from a wound sustained prior to Silver's arrival on the scene, and now concealed under his prone form. He'd almost look like he were resting, if his legs and the gun weren't ingloriously crossed under him and extended behind him. In this state, he can offer neither forgiveness nor judgement.

He's old enough - mid 30s, probably - that he may be a veteran of the Great War. Given where Silver has seen that uniform before, he may even have fought on the side of the old Dominion, though there is no way to tell now. Perhaps he was one of those veterans who tried to make the only life he knew into a career. His cutie mark is of a lock, for whatever that means.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163330
163388
>>163327
Silver stands up, and grabs onto his Jenny. He looks at Spec, eyes hardened and full of determination.

"Let us finish this."
Shimmering Spark
c3f40f0
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No.163345
163388
Looks like my schedule will finally clear up this weekend.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163352
163388
Everypony in this thread is a qt
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163359
163388
Everypony in this thread is still a qt
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163388
163389
>>163345
Yay!

>>163352
>>163359
No u

>>163330
Spec grabs onto his own Jenny, and says
"There are at least two of them by the processing facility on the right. But on the left, further away by the terminal, there is a little pumping station where there were at least two of them. Well, were. I shot one, and I swear I popped it, though they drug it inside the building. The two by the processor have submachine guns. They don't have a lot of range, and I suspect they are low on ammunition. I don't think they want to waste many more bullets without making it count. The ones by the other building don't have any cover at all and have shorter ranged weapons. I think they are trying to hide. They already know we can outshoot them from a distance, so they will let us come to them. Remember that that every single one of these little towers and that processor are designed to pump, boil, and move along flammable liquids. So if you stop the ability to let the gases go, the pressure will build up until these all explode. All they have to do is keep us from turning the release valves."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163389
163390
>>163388
"I saw where valve is to release pressure, it is where they were keeping worker prisoner to turn it off. All we need to do is push them away from it."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163390
163391
>>163389
"Oh, you did?" He tilts his head considering this for a moment, before turning it back. "Well I'd rather kill them all, but just getting them away from the equipment is enough. We will need at least one operator who knows which valves to turn and what way in order to keep this all from exploding. So keep him alive."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163391
163393 163394
>>163390
"First we turn valves, then we kill them all."

He readies his rifle. Can he see where the captive worker was turning the valve?
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163393
163394 163395
>>163391
First order of business... peaking around the base of the tower, so that Silver can see what is beyond

Looking there, Silver can see that he is near the edge of the plant, where the refinery meets the harbor. There is a set of pipes leading from what is presumably a barge terminal in the harbor, to the first set of towers where Silver is now. In the way is a small building next to the set of pipes (the presumed pumping station) maybe over two hundred yards away, and also the aforementioned and visited processor with its semi-hemispherical cylinder ends somewhere around 150 or 100 yards away.

The distances are such that submachine guns are slightly less powerful and much less accurate at that distance, though still dangerous, and the Jenny's are fully effective.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163394
163395
>>163391
>>163393
No creatures are actually visible as Silver peaks out
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163395
163396
>>163393
>>163394
"No one is visible. Let us go around and get different angle."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163396
163397
>>163395
Spec nods
"You lead"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163397
163398
>>163396
Silver leads them around, hoping to get a better angle.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163398
163399
>>163397
Around which way? Into the open towards either of the two sites?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
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No.163399
163400
>>163398
Hmm...well, what kind of cover is there to the right or left of where they are now?
Anonymous
55dcf3a
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No.163400
163401
>>163399
Silver is already pretty far off to the left of the refinery grounds. The processor is off to the right over open terrain, and the pumping house is more or less in the center, over open ground. There isn’t really any cover.

To the far right, Silver can go around the set of towers and use the pipes as cover. This is exactly what Silver has already done when he approached the captured operator.

If Silver wishes to go to the far left, there is a set of tanks and pipes to the left of this lot that also connects to the terminal. It seems to be storage tanks and pipes for finished products that are shipped back out on the harbor.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163401
163402
>>163400
Hmm...Silver decides to go right.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163402
163403
>>163401
This allows Silver to go around the row of towers, and move along the pipes to near the processing facility
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163403
163404
>>163402
Indeed. It may mean they're getting closer to the changelings and their SMGs, but it also means they can get into position to ambush them.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163404
163409
>>163403
Well, Silver moves around to what is a similar position to where he was before.

The pipes are maybe four or so feet thick, with a gap below them, and of course room above them for maneuvering, or viewing around.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163409
163410
>>163404
Silver peaks from behind his cover at his surroundings.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163410
163411
>>163409
Which cover? Is Silver by the pipes immediately behind and to the right of the processor, or somewhere else? Also, where does he ask Spec to go?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163411
163412
>>163410
Silver is by the pipes. As for Spec, I'm not certain, but probably somewhere higher up.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163412
163413
>>163411
Well… this places Silver right next to where he last saw the group of changelings and ponies.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163413
163414
>>163412
Can he see anything from there?
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163414
163415
>>163413
Silver can see two ponies next to the processor looking nervous. Both are wearing blue uniforms, and includes the off-white pony Silver spoke to earlier. Next to them are the two "ponies" in black uniforms that appear to be dressed as security guards. One holding the submachine gun is near Silver, and the other holding the machine carbine is near the edge, and occasionally pears over

[1d20+2 = (13+2) = 15]
[1d20 = 12]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163415
163416
>>163414
Are they aiming at the captured ponies, such as using them as meatshields?
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163416
163417
>>163415
No. The one by the edge is at the ready for an approach from the left, and the one on the right is in a ready position for attack from the back.

Roll sneak
fa0e80d
?
No.163417
163418
[1d20+4 = (3+4) = 7]
>>163416
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163418
163419
>>163417
One of the ponies leaning by the processor looks over towards Silver, and then the pony with the Submachine gun

"Widersacher, hier drüben!"

Roll Initiative
fa0e80d
?
No.163419
163420 163421
>>163418
"Черт."
fa0e80d
?
No.163420
163421 163422
[1d20+4 = (15+4) = 19]
>>163419
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163421
163422
>>163420
>>163419
Opposed
[1d20+2 = (12+2) = 14]
[1d20-3 = (19-3) = 16]
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163422
163423
>>163420
>>163421
Silver has first draw, but both enemies have noticed Silver
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163423
163424
>>163422
Which one of the changelings is closest to the hostages, and how close are they to them?
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163424
163425
>>163423
Silver is very close to all, certainly less than 50 feet. The black guards are to either side of the blue-uniformed ponies
fa0e80d
?
No.163425
163426
[1d20+6 = (11+6) = 17]
[1d20+6 = (16+6) = 22]
[1d20+6 = (12+6) = 18]
[1d20+6 = (17+6) = 23]
>>163424
Silver takes aim at the changeling on the right, and lets loose with a small barrage of fire.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163426
163427
>>163425
Ching Ching Ching Ching

Silver hits true
fa0e80d
?
No.163427
163428
[2d8 = 9]
[2d8 = 12]
[2d8 = 10]
[2d8 = 7]
>>163426
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163428
163429
>>163427
The grey pegasus near Silver who holds the submachine gun loosens the hold on the gun, and stumbles back. Then he abruptly falls to the ground, drops the gun, and is enveloped in a green fire that reveals a black creature with a thin, sickly tongue that hangs out of its open mouth.

Silver doesn't have time for any of that at all, because the other pony in black, a blue unicorn, holds up a machine carbine with magic, and aims it right at Silver under the pipe

Clack clack clack clack clack clack clack
[1d20 = 10]
[1d20 = 9]
[1d20 = 6]
[1d20 = 5]
[1d20 = 9]
[1d20 = 7]
[1d20 = 10]
fa0e80d
?
No.163429
163430
[1d20+6 = (2+6) = 8]
[1d20+6 = (19+6) = 25]
[1d20+6 = (6+6) = 12]
[1d20+6 = (16+6) = 22]
>>163428
Silver ducts out of the way of the incoming fire, responding with another small barrage from his lovely Jenny.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163430
163431
>>163429
The hail of bullets proceeds in Silver's general direction, though they seem to move just slightly off to the left or high, skimming along the edge of the steel pipe and diverting into the soil near Silver.

Silver Can't dodge by much where he is under the pipe, but he can shoot at the last pony. One shot goes wide above him, then a hit, a gazing miss, and a hit. Two hits.
fa0e80d
?
No.163431
163432
[2d8 = 14]
[2d8 = 10]
>>163430
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163432
163433
>>163431
"Ooomph"
The creature is hit, closes its mouth together, and loses hold of the carbine, which slumps down until it hangs by the sling. Still, the pony remains standing
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163433
163434
>>163432
Silver keeps his rifle trained on the changeling.

"You speak Ponish? Surrender and you will not be harmed further."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163434
163435
>>163433
The pony coughs, and coughs a second time, with blue blood seeping out of his mouth. He leans back and sits down, and then his front legs collapse, and he falls to his belly. He still holds his head up with milky blue eyes looking towards Silver.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163435
163436
>>163434
Silver takes that as a surrender. If he still has the medkit on him, he moves out of cover to stabilize the changeling.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163436
163437
>>163435
Silver gets out the medical kit, presumably finds something to stop the bleeding, and BANG BANG. The creature is hit on its right side, and then falls onto its left side, showing wounds that glow blue. Almost like a cloud of green dust, the creature becomes a pure black with light blue eyes. Its mouth hangs open.

Spec comes around to stand near Silver
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163437
163438 163439
>>163436
Silver stands shocked for just a moment, before he turns to Spec.

"...he could have given us information on their greater plans for city, or where other hostages are."

He keeps his own reservations on shooting defeated opponents to himself, even if he doesn't have the greatest leg to stand on.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163438
163439 163440
>>163437
Spectral Streak speaks to Silver
"Or he could have pulled a grenade on us. I don't really care for anything he has to say. Let's get these valves turned before the-"

BANG BANG

There are two shots from behind
[1d20+3 = (2+3) = 5]
[1d20+3 = (20+3) = 23]
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163439
163440
>>163438
>>163437
[1d20+3 = (3+3) = 6]
[1d2 = 2]
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163440
163441
>>163438
>>163439
"gluck"
Spectral Streak is shot in the neck
[2d8 = 6]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163441
163442
>>163440
"SON! NO!"

Silver dives to get his son out of the line of fire and into cover.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163442
163443
>>163441
That's... actually pretty difficult. The fire comes from behind them. Silver would have to drag Spectral Streak around the processor, quite a few feet.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163443
163444
>>163442
Hmm...in that case, Silver gets between his son and the attacker, looking through his Jenny's scope to find the damn changeling who did this.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163444
163445
>>163443
One creature holding a rifle - looks like an older model civilian semi-automatic rifle, the same as the other pony Silver saw earlier. It is in the form of a pony, leaning out of the edge of an open door at the pump house, some ways away.
fa0e80d
?
No.163445
163446 163447
[1d20+10 = (20+10) = 30]
[1d20+10 = (6+10) = 16]
>>163444
Silver aims down the scope towards the creature, and squeezes off a couple of rounds.
fa0e80d
?
No.163446
163447
[1d20+10 = (20+10) = 30]
>>163445
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163447
163448
>>163445
>>163446
The creature looks down its sights at Silver... But Silver gets it right in the head, just above the eye. It's hat falls off, and instantly the creature is consumed in green light, and falls to the ground.
fa0e80d
?
No.163448
163449
[1d20+4 = (15+4) = 19]
>>163447
Medical: Silver immediately kneels down with his medkit and tends to his son's wounds.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163449
163450
>>163448
Silver sees that Spectral Streak has been shot in the neck. Fortunately, it's off to the side, missing any major arteries, the spine, and (mostly) avoiding the windpipe. He is breathing oddly, however. The bullet has gone all the way through.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163450
163451
>>163449
This may be time for the vials. Spec's neck wound is certainly serious enough to warrant it.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163451
163452
>>163450
Silver takes the vial
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163452
163453
>>163451
Does he have a needle in the medkit? If so, he injects it into his son. If not, he'll have to get Spec to drink it.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163453
163454
>>163452
There is indeed a hypodermic needle in the set. The injury is also near the esophagus
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163454
163455
>>163453
"This will only hurt for moment."

Silver puts the contents of the vial into the needle, locates an artery in/around his neck, and stabs it into his injuried son.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163455
163456
>>163454
Spec winces. But as Silver injects the liquid, he can see, in more or less real time, the wound slowly sealing itself. Spectral Streak's breathing becomes more normal.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163456
163457
>>163455
"How are you feeling? Feeling better?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163457
163458
>>163456
"Still like being kicked in the neck" He barely croaks out, and then coughs. "But better." He starts to stand up
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163458
163459
>>163457
With this, Silver helps his son to stand up.

"Alright, that is three down, how many more?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163459
163460
>>163458
"Maybe all? Get the valves."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163460
163461
>>163459
Silver nods. Are the workers still around?
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163461
163462
>>163460
Yes. The two workers are standing nearby, looking scared and confused
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163462
163463
>>163461
"Can you help us? Which valves do we turn to undo what these changelings did?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163463
163464
>>163462
A grape-green earth pony opens his mouth, and seems very nervous. But the off-white pony Silver talked to before speaks up.
"The valves to the flare need to be turned on, and the feed needs to be turned off. The valve right here needs to be turned counter-clockwise."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163464
163465
>>163463
Silver turns the valve, just as he is directed.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163465
163466
>>163464
It's rather hard to turn

Off-white pony
"The flare needs to be turned on."

Green pony
"No.. no no, the flow needs to be turned on. The flare, it could be dangerous."
fa0e80d
?
No.163466
163467
[1d20+2 = (9+2) = 11]
>>163465
Strength: Silver really puts his back into turning that valve.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163467
163468
>>163466
And it is turned. Silver can feel that he is closing the valve
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163468
163469
>>163467
"NNNGH! S-so...GAH, what do we do to stop this?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163469
163470
>>163468
Green pony
"Just, keep the flow"

Off--white pony
"No, it needs to be flared!"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163470
163471
>>163469
Silver stands up once the valve is turned.

"I do not know anything about this, we need you to figure this out."
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163471
163472
>>163470
Off-white
"There is too much pressure, and too many units off line. The gas must be flared."

Green
"No... That's wasting the gas, and an open flame is dangerous. Just turn the valves to send it along to the next units."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163472
163528
>>163471
"I do not much care about wellbeing about gas. What is danger that open flame could do? Is it worse than oil plant exploding?"
Amber Sunset
b444421
?
No.163474
163503
>>163148
However calming this barn could be to her, the suspense from just waiting, thinking about what could go wrong or what went wrong already, is harrowing. Amber stays in one place, still listening and waiting for nightfall, as there is nothing better to do.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163503
163504
>>163474
Roll die, wisdom modifier
Amber Sunset
2a7d266
?
No.163504
163527
>>163503
[1d20 = 16]
Shimmering Spark
c3f40f0
?
No.163521
163526
Looks like my schedule has cleared up. I got lots of time whenever you do.
Amber Sunset
11e36a5
?
No.163526
>>163521
Hey Spark, good to see you! Hope your side of the campaign proceeds smoothly.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163527
163533
>>163504
At the risk of retreading an event that has already happened
No birds, no cows outside. Just a single sheep "bah" from beneath, and further away, the sound of an automobile door closing, and griffins talking
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163528
163529
>>163472
"Well it's... it's an open flame. It could cause the plant to explode. If there are any gas leaks." He presses his teeth firmly together, and lips pulled back. He is nervous, anxious, or otherwise frightened.

The other operator speaks
"What are you talking about? The flare is a hundred and fifty feet up. No gasses will come near it, and any that do will be long dispersed."
He is in a relatively more excited state.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163529
163530
>>163528
"And what are dangers of sending gas to next units?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163530
163531
>>163529
Blue pony:
"It's just how the units work. It's the normal process."

Off-white pony:
"If the units are shut off or the valves are closed there will be a pressure build up. And if any stray bullets have caused leaks, that could be even worse."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163531
163532
>>163530
Silver sighs.

"I assume you two will not be able to decide on course of action yourselves?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163532
163536
>>163531
Simultaneously:
"Just open the flow"
"Start up the flare"
Amber Sunset
2a7d266
?
No.163533
163534
>>163527
An automobile? This can't be good, it may be unwelcome visitors. Amber listens intently to make out any words the griffons are saying.
[1d20+3 = (17+3) = 20]
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163534
163535
>>163533
[unintelligible]
"You think they are here? Where is the automobile?"
"It was here, the neighbor said so."
"Farmers will say anything for a few fractal guilders."
"He described the automobile correctly, even the damage on it. There are not many of those here."
"Well where is it?"
"Do your job and look for it. You would not be so lazy if we were looking for the princess."
Third voice:
"The princess may be out here. That may be where they were going, for all we know."
The second voice again:
"The Princess only a few miles from the castle? Hiding in a barn?"
Third voice:
"If the princess is as lazy in running away and the Katerinberg police as lazy in finding her as the lot of you are, I would not wonder at all."
Amber Sunset
4b151da
?
No.163535
163537
>>163534
Amber's feathers and fur stand on end as she hears these words. The Inquisition is hot on their trail and they'll find the car quickly. More importantly, they'll know to search the house–and the barn– and Amber had better warn her friends there.

Is there any way for Amber to get to the house unseen and unheard?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
fa0e80d
?
No.163536
163537
>>163532
At this point, Silver is frustrated, and worried about the state of the oil plant if these two can't figure out the correct course of action.

"So, there is chance either option could start fire. And neither of you can agree on course of action together. So it is up to me, and it is not any fault of mine if things go wrong with my decision, yes?"
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163537
163539 163542
>>163535
In order for Amber to get to the house unseen and unnoticed, she would have to:
Exit the attic, and then the barn, unnoticed
Run across the open area between the barn and the house, unnoticed, and
Enter the house, unnoticed

Amber really doesn't have any reason to believe this is impossible right now, but she knows they are outside, and she does not know if they are already in the house, or even the barn.

>>163536
"No no, the flow needs to open!"

"TURN ON THE DAMN FLARE"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
76f572d
?
No.163539
163541
>>163537
Silver doesn't happen to have a flashlight with him, does he.
Shimmering Spark
c3f40f0
?
No.163540
163541
I'll be ready to play tomorrow if you are available.
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163541
>>163540
Yay! Is here

>>163539
Silver does not. Spec, however, does.
Amber Sunset
b444421
?
No.163542
163543
>>163537
Hmm, three checks at minimum. With so little information available to her, save that she needs to hide, she does so. They'll certainly search the barn, the question is whether she's hidden enough?
Anonymous
55dcf3a
?
No.163543
>>163542
The attic is... less ideal that perhaps even a standard residential attic in that it is largely clean, and there are no boards at the edges by the sloped-roof. There is still the stack of straw, the large metal device, a number of what seem to be livestock blankets, and a few other items.