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Occupied Equestria - Last Broadcast
Anonymous
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No.165000
165002 165005
Continuing
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Anonymous
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No.165478
165489
>>165429
>>165430
At least it's not one of her friends, but now they know for sure they're here. Amber goes over to the other window, looking to see if the path to the house is clear.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165489
165491 165495
>>165478
Amber looks over to the far left. She can only see the edge of the house. It's hard to say, really, if the whole way is clear. But she does not see anygriff that direction.

>>165466
[1d20 = 10]
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165491
165492
>>165466
>>165489
Roll Dexterity
104fca2
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No.165492
165493 165494
[1d20+4 = (3+4) = 7]
>>165491
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165493
165494
>>165492
Silver goes upstairs, to the wooden door that is half open, and past the railings that are chipped by bullets. And then

BANG
[1d20+3 = (18+3) = 21]
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165494
165496
>>165493
>>165492
Silver takes a fairly direct hit across the side by what he can tell is a shotgun blast. The flak jacket makes a big difference - all of the difference in the world, it feels - but pellets break through
[1d6 = 1]
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165495
165603
>>165489
Amber goes downstairs to the left door and looks around before approaching the house.
104fca2
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No.165496
165497
[1d20+10 = (12+10) = 22]
[1d20+10 = (9+10) = 19]
>>165494
Silver gasps as the air is knocked out of his lungs. He turns towards his attacker and double taps his Jenny.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165497
165498
>>165496
Hit, and hit. Silver can see that it is a “pony” with a civilian model of shotgun, just inside of a hallway
104fca2
?
No.165498
165499 165500
[2d8 = 9]
[2d8 = 6]
>>165497
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165499
165500 165501
>>165498
"Gack!" The creature almost hacks, wincing in pain after being pieced not once but twice. He manages to, with a glowing green light, rack the slide "clack clack." He fires
BANG
[1d20 = 18]
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165500
165501
>>165498
>>165499
Silver is hit, although only glancing
[1d6 = 4]
104fca2
?
No.165501
165502
[1d20+10 = (5+10) = 15]
[1d20+10 = (11+10) = 21]
>>165499
>>165500
Silver is once again not doing so hot. He manages to squeeze off a couple more rounds at least.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165502
165503
>>165501
Both hit
104fca2
?
No.165503
165504
[2d8 = 5]
[2d8 = 6]
>>165502
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165504
165505
>>165503
The creature is consumed in green fire before even the second bullet hits. It falls over towards its left, and away from the wall. Silver can see that it is a black drone with a brown jacket. There is red blood splattered across the wall, but blue blood seeping out of the creature itself.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165505
165506
>>165504
Red blood? They must have encountered somepony before them...

Silver looks down at himself, blood seeping through the holes in his flak jacket. With every battle he feels more and more like a block of aged, holey cheese. He pushes on, grabbing the drone's shotgun and any shells he has on him.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165506
165507 165623
>>165505
The shotgun (presumably) has 3 rounds inside of the tube and chamber, and a capacity of 5. The drone has another 5 shells. The shots seem to be birdshot. The hallway goes both left and right, with the drone on the left side. Near the door, a drone sits, leaning against the wall.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165507
165508
>>165506
Can Silver see how ready the drone is to respond if threatened?
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165508
165509
>>165507
Yes. He’s right next to it, as it is by the door
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165509
165605
>>165508
Silver checks the ammo he's got for the Jenny before he does anything.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165603
165604
>>165495
Roll spot
Anonymous
83964a7
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No.165604
165606
>>165603
[1d20+2 = (14+2) = 16]
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165605
165609
>>165509
Removing the magazine, Silver counts one, two, three, four rounds.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165606
165607
>>165604
Amber looks around at the now darkening trees and bushes, and the long shadows left by the home and barn. Silver sees that now, even the homeowner has gone to the shed, and there is nogriff looking
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165607
165608
>>165606
>Silver sees
Amber quietly but quickly proceeds to the house and darts inside.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165608
165611
>>165607
The house is unlocked. Amber goes through the side door, and past the room used for operations. There are several other rooms in the house to hide in, naturally, and windows that she may need to duck below
104fca2
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No.165609
165610
[1d20+6 = (17+6) = 23]
[1d20+6 = (16+6) = 22]
[1d20+6 = (19+6) = 25]
[1d20+6 = (13+6) = 19]
>>165605
It'll have to be good enough...

Silver reinserts the magazine, switches his Jenny to full auto, aims at the remaining changeling and empties the mag.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165610
165614
>>165609
Technically there would have been three in the magazine, as one was in the chamber when Silver removed the magazine.

The changeling that is already dead? I guess he can shoot at that one
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165611
165612
>>165608
It occurs to Amber that searching the house would take much more time than it would for the police to do so themselves, so she worriedly asks, "Helder? Erich? They know we're here, we need to figure out how to get out."
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165612
165613
>>165611
Roll die, wisdom modifier
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165613
165615
>>165612
[1d20 = 9]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165614
165615
>>165610
I meant the changeling near the door, sitting down.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165615
165616 165618
>>165614
Yes. It seems to be dead

>>165613
Amber does not hear a reply
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165616
165617
>>165615
Amber sighs and goes upstairs, looking into one of the rooms. "Erich, Helder?"
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165617
165620
>>165616
Nothing but Silence.

Until
"Shhh!"
Looking behind her, a cabinet creaks open. Amber can tell that it is Federkleid
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165618
165619
>>165615
...so there isn't a live changeling left in/by the stairwell?
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165619
165623
>>165618
Not next to Silver, no.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165620
165621
>>165617
Amber is a bit jittery, her face wearing an expression between relief and panic. "Federkleid, they found the car. They know for sure we're here."
Anonymous
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No.165621
165622
>>165620
"I'm not surprised." She says, though she sounds slightly irritated.

"What are you doing out in the open?"
Amber has encountered her in a large cabinet in what appears to be a spare bedroom upstairs.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165622
165624
>>165621
"I hid in the barn, they searched it but didn't find me. I don't think it can hide all of us. I just had to warn you, maybe we should run before they look through the house. They would definitely search the cabinets."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165623
165624
>>165619
I just want to be absolutely, 100% certain: >>165506 is refering to the same drone every time the word is mentioned?
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165624
165625 165626
>>165622
She pauses for a moment to consider what Amber has said.
"If they aren't looking then let's go. We can't hide and I don't think we can fight them again."

>>165623
No. Silver killed a drone that was in the hallway that had a shotgun. After entering the hallway, Silver found a second drone that was already dead, sitting up against the wall.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165625
165627
>>165624
"We have to get Erich and Helder," Amber insists. "There's no time to waste."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165626
165627
>>165624
Now that is interesting. How did this one die, he wonders to himself.

Going left or right, which direction heads towards where he left Spec and the salmon stallion?
Anonymous
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No.165627
165628 165631
>>165625
"Yes. Erich! Get out!." Looking elsewhere in the room, a door opens, and Amber can see Helder with part of a sweater covering his face. Erich pulls out from under a bed.

Federkleid:
"You thought they wouldn't look under a bed"
Erich replies
"It's perfect. I could have jumped them if they found you, and you could have jumped them if they found me. They'd never think to watch their own backs once they found someone."

Federklied:
"Yeah right. They'd get all of us at once."

Helder:
"Shut up and let's leave."

Soon, the four are assembled together in the bedroom

>>165626
Left, it seems
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165628
165629 165630
>>165627
Amber leads the four downstairs and looks out the front entrance,
opposite where the car (and the officers) are.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165629
>>165628
Amber sees no movement, though naturally, it is the outside and they would be visible, though there is much vegetation, especially to the left.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165630
165632
>>165628
Amber tells the rest, "Stay low and close to the bushes, but don't rustle them." She crouches low on all fours, just about crawling, and proceeds to the left, trying to stay behind the vegetation.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165631
165632
>>165627
Silver opens the left-side door just a crack, and peaks through the opening.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165632
165633 165634
>>165631
Well, the hallway is open, taking a bend that turns right, and presumably straight.

>>165630
Amber does have to pass through the open between the rear door of the house and the wooded area that has not been clear. To the side of this is barbed-wire fenced in field. From the sounds further away, it does sound like the police are spreading out, resuming their search.

Federkleid:
"If they found the car, they must know we are in the area."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165633
165635
>>165632
Silver very careful sneaks along the hallway to peak around the right-hoof corner.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165634
165635
>>165632
"I said that," Amber whispers annoyedly as she creeps along, hoping the sunset shadows will help conceal them. How long is this open stretch until they reach denser vegetation?
Anonymous
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No.165635
165636 165637
>>165633
Looking down the hallway, Silver can see two drones. They are indeed drones, with no disguise, though they wear civilian equestrian jackets. One is against the wall, and seems to be looking Silver's direction, holding a Changeling style submachine gun from the last war, and the other is looking to his right, holding a Changeling-style assault rifle, and clearly limping.

>>165634
Maybe 50 feet. Not very far, considering the house can act as cover. However, as the vegetation consists of a few bushes and oak trees, it may be possible to be spotted in it unless they advance far and deep.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165636
165638
>>165635
Silver quickly pulls back and sneaks back to where the dead changelings lie. He checks the weapon the already-dead changeling had to see what kind it is and what ammo he has for it.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165637
165638
>>165635
It's the best chance they have. Unless….

Amber tells them, "Keep low until you get to the dense brush all the way over there. I have an idea."
Amber splits off, and also staying low, returns to the house.
Anonymous
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No.165638
165639 165642
>>165637
Amber is back in the house

>>165636
This changeling does not have a weapon on him, save for a utility knife. He does have an ammo-pouch, but the ammunition has been removed from it.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165639
165641
>>165638
Silver checks the carbine he got from the grenaded changelings to see how much ammo it has.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165641
165644
>>165639
Did he pick that one up?
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165642
165643
>>165638
>>165638
Amber looks at the barn to see if the way back is clear and if she won't be seen if she runs back.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165643
165646
>>165642
Amber sees that far off to the right, there are a pair of officers who are walking the open field. They are not looking in the direction towards the barn. But they could.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
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No.165644
165645
>>165641
Eeyup, when he tied up the now missing critically injured changeling.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165645
165647
>>165644
That one was neither tied up nor went missing... but okay

Something like 15 rounds remain in the 30-round magazine.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165646
165648
>>165643
She has to take this risk, and heads to the barn.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165647
165648
>>165645
Silver decides that, with the Jenny being so low on ammo, he should switch over to using this one. He once again sneaks up to the right-hoof corner and peaks around to see if the changelings are still in the same positions.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165648
165649 165653 165654
>>165646
Roll die
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUs82nkMZk

>>165647
Yes. more or less. Silver will quickly be noticed by the submachine gun carrying drone, however
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165649
165652
>>165648
[1d20 = 7]
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165652
165658
>>165649
Amber moves into the barn, probably unnoticed. Probably. Unless she wants to stop moving long enough to find out
104fca2
?
No.165653
165656 165657
[1d20+4 = (13+4) = 17]
[1d20+4 = (12+4) = 16]
[1d20+4 = (4+4) = 8]
>>165648
Silver takes the carbine, sets it to full-auto if it isn't already, and fires around the corner towards the submachine gun-carrying changeling.

(1/2)
104fca2
?
No.165654
165656 165657
[1d20+4 = (2+4) = 6]
[1d20+4 = (15+4) = 19]
[1d20+4 = (15+4) = 19]
>>165648
(2/2)
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165656
165657
>>165653
>>165654
Pow Pow Pow Pow Pow Pow
Two shots hit the wall, but four land on the drone
[8d6 = 30]
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165657
165659
>>165656
>>165654
>>165653
The creature falls over, evidently dead.

Roll initiative
Amber Sunset
83964a7
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No.165658
165660
>>165652
She does not. She goes into a stall with animals and explains, "I am deeply grateful for you helping me hide when they searched, but I came back here because my friends are trying to escape and they need a distraction. In thirty seconds, could you please make a commotion? There won't be any danger, I won't be here."
104fca2
?
No.165659
165660 165661
[1d20+4 = (15+4) = 19]
>>165657
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165660
165662
>>165659
Opposed
[1d20+1 = (3+1) = 4]

>>165658
The sheep looks up at Amber, and blinks

Amber should probably roll charisma
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165661
165663 165665
>>165659
Silver is able to move before the drone holding the assault rifle is able to completely turn around
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165662
165664
>>165660
Amber smiles anxiously.
[1d20+2 = (19+2) = 21]
104fca2
?
No.165663
165666
[1d20+4 = (11+4) = 15]
[1d20+4 = (9+4) = 13]
[1d20+4 = (15+4) = 19]
>>165661
Silver pops out from behind the corner and against fires a burst into the remaining changeling.
(1/2)
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165664
165668
>>165662
>>165662
The sheep looks up at Amber with attentive eyes and raised ears.
104fca2
?
No.165665
165666 165667
[1d20+4 = (10+4) = 14]
[1d20+4 = (10+4) = 14]
[1d20+4 = (5+4) = 9]
>>165661
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165666
165667
>>165663
>>165665
One misses, and one pierces the jacket but not the chitin, but six bullets hit the drone
[8d6 = 30]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165667
165671
>>165666
>>165665
The creature's legs collapse, and it falls down, dead
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165668
165669
>>165664
Amber clasps her claws gratefully and says, "Thank you." She goes out the barn and heads back to the house.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165669
165670
>>165668
Amber does need to roll again to make it back to the house
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165670
165672
>>165669
[1d20 = 4]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165671
165678
>>165667
Silver checks the assault rifle the changeling was carrying to see if its ammo and magazines are the same as in his carbine.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165672
165673
>>165670
Not great...

There is loud baaaing from the Barn as Amber makes her way back, or tries to
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165673
165674
>>165672
It's not looking great for Amber, but at least it's much better for her friends. She thinks about following her friends immediately, but it's too risky now. She goes to the operating room and looks for a place to hide.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165674
165675
>>165673
Amber can hear sounds from beyond.

On the plus side, the police have definitely not found her friends. On the negative... they might have found her.

The operating room has cabinets, tables, gowns and sheets.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165675
165676
>>165674
Amber quickly clumps up gowns on the operating table and puts a sheet over it so it vaguely resembles the shape of a griffon. She looks for a scalpel.
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165676
165677
>>165675
Opening a cabinet... yes, there is a scalpel. Making a good griffin shape is a bit difficult because of the size required.

The sheep are very noisy.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165677
165678
>>165676
She closes the cabinet and, if the hallway sounds clear, goes to the kitchen and crouches behind the kitchen counter.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165678
165679 165681
>>165671
No. The cartridge and the magazines are different, it's a different kind of weapon.

>>165677
And she crouches
Roll hide, dexterity modifier
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165679
165680
>>165678
[1d20+2 = (4+2) = 6]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165680
165683
>>165679
Amber is... well, she's there. In the kitchen, behind the counter.

Amber can hear police excitedly enter. One is coming through the front door, another through the side door by the operating room. Amber is a little further away in the back, and does not have line of sight with anygriff
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165681
165682
>>165678
In that case, Silver exchanges the carbine for the assault rifle and takes all of the ammo he had on him.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165682
165684
>>165681
Silver unfortunately finds only one full magazine, and around 12 rounds remaining in the magazine.

Spectral Streak calls out:
"Silver, is that you?"
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165683
165685
>>165680
This is not how she expected it to go. She stays put for the time being, and looks for a loose utensil or can of food.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165684
165685
>>165682
Still more than what he had. Silver hears Spec but, just in case it's a trick, aims the changeling assault rifle forward while calling back,

"Name all of your immediate family members."
Anonymous
fb92046
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No.165685
165686 165687
>>165683
Amber finds a couple spoons, a fork, a knife, and a can of yams. No wait. False alarm, it's actually canned beets.

>>165684
"So you can find them too? Jokes on you, they don't live around here. Silver Rain, and White Light.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165686
165688
>>165685
Canned beets will do. She waits in place.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165687
165688
>>165685
Silver sighs, and relaxes a little.

"You forgot your mother, but that will do. Yes, it is me."

Silver navigates his way towards his son, remaining vigilant in case any changelings lie in wait.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165688
165689 165692
>>165686
One officer, moving around, comes near the kitchen. Whether he intends to enter has not been determined yet.

>>165687
He is silent, and looks up for a moment towards Silver from his position down on the stairway.

"I didn't forget her."

He starts to move up the stairs, and moves the door out of the way, which breaks and cracks in two, with only part remaining on the hinges.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165689
165690
>>165688
"I found dead changeling that none of us have killed. I do not know what killed him, but now we can search and secure this floor."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165690
165691
>>165689
He pauses again.

"I see. We have no time to waste. We must clear out this station."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165691
165693
>>165690
Silver nods, and begins a methodical search of the floor, beginning with where they are and making his way back towards the stairwell.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165692
165693
>>165688
Amber tosses the can of beets into the operating room behind the officer.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165693
165694 165699
>>165692
He turns around, and looks behind him to the can of beets.

>>165691
Looking into a room on the side, Silver can see what seems to be a pair of dressing rooms, with mirrors, a couch, lights, and containers of make up.

But what is more, is a pair of ponies in one of the rooms, both stallions. One is tied up, while the other is simply limp. Both have left trails of blood going to where they are. The tied-up stallion is a lemon-yellow unicorn with closed eyes and a field green shirt, while the other is a beige earth pony in black. Neither seems to be conscious, or perhaps even alive.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165694
165695
>>165693
Silver goes up to these stallions to check their pulses.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165695
165696
>>165694
The beige stallion is dead, and the lemon stallion is.... also dead.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165696
165697
>>165695
Silver sighs heavily and offers them both a quick prayer before standing back up.

"Couple of bodies for later collection."

He continues his sweep of the floor.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165697
165698
>>165696
Silver sees the rooms in the middle are for storage. In this case, large equipment, like cameras.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165698
165700
>>165697
Very interesting how these cameras have advanced compared to the older models he knows of. Is there anything else of interest in the rooms?
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165699
165700
>>165693
Amber waits for him to investigate the noise, if indeed he does.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165700
165701 165702
>>165698
They are very large, but all the same able to be moved.

But then Silver finds... a green pegasus, hiding among the
shelves. He bumps into a shelf, and knocks over a tripod as Silver approaches.

>>165699
He turns to the can, and looks down to it.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165701
165703 165757
>>165700
Silver holds a hoof out to try to calm the pegasus.

"Hey, hey, hey, do not worry."
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165702
>>165700
Amber now makes a break for the front door, hoping not to be seen.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165703
165704
>>165701
The front door, or the rear door?
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165704
165705
>>165703
Is the way to the front door clear?
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165705
165706
>>165704
And how about the rear door?
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165706
165707
>>165705
That one is presumably clear, as no officer has yet entered that way.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165707
165708
>>165706
Amber goes to the back entrance and looks around before darting out around the house.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165708
165709
>>165707
Amber can tell that officers are approaching to close the exit at the rear of the house. But waiting won't change that fact.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165709
165710
>>165708
Amber proceeds with the plan anyway. Is there a part of the first floor that juts out farther than the second?
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165710
165711
>>165709
Sort of - a couple windows, and a small porch on the rear
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165711
165712
>>165710
Amber circles around to the porch–assuming the police don't see her–and flies to the roof, lying down so as not to be seen.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165712
165713
>>165711
Another roll - dexterity modifier

What portion of the roof, precisely, is Amber flying to? The roof is fairly exposed
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165713
165714
>>165712
The roof farthest away from the eyes of the officers? If that's possible.
[1d20+2 = (9+2) = 11]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165714
165715
>>165713
The roof is fairly steep and covered in black tile. Amber could avoid being visible from three angles but would necessarily be visible from at least one angle, if only the officers looked up. Presumably, if Amber attempted this, she would attempt it on the side closest to the patch of woods.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165715
165722
>>165714
And so she does. Hopefully griffons are as disinclined to look up as ponies are.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165722
165728
>>165715
As you probably guessed... This is a dice roll. Wisdom modifier may be applied
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165728
165756
>>165722
[1d20 = 15]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165756
165782
>>165728
Amber flaps her wings and jumps up. Her first effort results in her hitting the side of the house and falling to the ground, thankfully not hard enough to knock her down, or to be heard. But with the second try, Amber's wings spread and flap in rotating fashion, and for the first time, she feels herself move upward, and take flight. The feeling is unnerving, and the flight pans only a few feet, enough to let her grab her claws onto the roof of the house, and then pull herself up, and onto the roof. The roof is relatively high, and Amber has to cling carefully. She places herself in a position where it would be impossible to see her from the opposite side, and difficult to see her from the sides. The woods behind the house prevent a griffin from going too away from the house to get a good angle to look onto the roof.

The officers look around the house, through the rooms, and through the field next to the house. But to Amber's great luck, they don't look up. Not on that side of the house, at least.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165757
165758
>>165701
He extends his wings, and is clearly afraid
"Stay back!"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165758
165759
>>165757
Silver takes out the flashlight, and tries to shine it in the pegasus' eyes as he talks to him. True to his request, Silver doesn't advance further.

"It is okay, I will not hurt you."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165759
165760
>>165758
The pegasus blinks, but the blink is rather delayed. Silver can see amber colored iris that glow, but the whites do not.

"That's what the last ones said!"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165760
165761
>>165759
Silver sighs in relief.

"I am with Homeguard. We were sent to eliminate changelings from building and rescue hostages. I can show you bodies of your changeling captors if you do not believe me."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165761
165762
>>165760
The Pegasus is not relieved in kind.
"What do you want?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165762
165763
>>165761
"We are clearing building of changelings, then evacuating hostages. We just need you to stay here and keep out of sight until we have verified building is clear. Then we will come back for you."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165763
165764
>>165762
He raises his wings up, fully folded out, and then sits down.

"Oh... Okay..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165764
165765
>>165763
Silver stands up, and smiles at him.

"Way things are going, it will not be long. Stay safe, stay out of sight."

He brings his changeling assault rifle up, and resumes his search of the floor.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165765
165766
>>165764
The hallways move in a circle. Clockwise, or counterclockwise?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165766
165783
>>165765
Clockwise.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165782
165784
>>165756
Amber waits until they are outside the house (so as to not be seen through the windows) and on the other side, then carefully lets herself down and creeps into the vegetation until she is out of sight.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165783
165799
>>165766
Moving through the hallways clockwise, Silver walks past the corpses of the drones, and past the location of the stairwell, taking another turn along the hallway. To the left, Silver looks into a new, large room that seems larger than what existed on the other side and suggest an asymmetric layout of the floor. The hallway does continue, however.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165784
165785
>>165782
After some minutes, several officers leave the house, though it's hard to say if all have left.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165785
165786 165787
>>165784
It would be unwise to wait until dark, because more police are likely to arrive and conduct a more thorough search. She takes the risk and follows her friends.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165786
165787
>>165785
[1d20 = 1]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165787
165788
>>165786
>>165785
>>165785
Amber moves to the edge of the roof, and prepares to jump off, spreading her wings. But she plumets nearly directly down, half into a bush, and half on the grass, hurting (but at least, not breaking) a hind leg and her left wing.

But far more importantly, Amber can hear from above "Here! There's one!"
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165788
165789
>>165787
This is an exceedingly unfortunate series of events. She takes off sprinting on all fours, not directly toward her friends but more off to the side, into the woods.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165789
165792
>>165788
Amber sprints into the woods. It must be understood that this is not woods in the proper sense, but more a survival of forest that covered these lands before much was cleared to make way for pasture, or the adjacent homestead, or nearby road. Consequently, it is thin in many areas, although it stretches much further forward. Amber knows that a few hundred feet off to the right is a road, and to the left is a pasture. The forest has little underbrush away from the edges, but comparatively dense brush that is unpleasant to move through at the edges.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165792
165896
>>165789
Amber decides to move through the area with relatively little underbrush. She needs to get as much distance as soon as possible, and moreover she doesn't want to draw attention to the road.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
104fca2
?
No.165799
>>165783
Before Silver continues down the hallways, is there anything of note in this large room?
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165896
165897
>>165792
[1d20 = 7]
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165897
165898
>>165896
Unfortunately Amber cannot proceed as fast as she wants to, but still tries her best.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165898
165899
>>165897
I decided to just press buttons on the keypad without looking at it to see what autocorrect came up with. The result was “Concubine”.”

As there are many possible outcomes, I think it’s appropriate for Amber to have a luck roll
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165899
165900
>>165898
Oh my
[1d20 = 8]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165900
165901
>>165899
Amber continues through the forest undergrowth, running over the first fallen leaves of autumn and under a canopy beginning to thin and show holes. The sky is dark, as night will be coming soon, and the trees cast long shadows that almost make it hard to see. Amber does not see her friends. She does not see any other structures, or any meadows or pastures. But she doesn't see the police either.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165901
165902
>>165900
Although in normal times this would be enough to give her pause, she continues on. She starts making her way to the right, closer to where her friends are. But whether she sees them or not, she doesn't stop.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165902
165903
>>165901
Amber moves right, taking a detour, and eventually comes across a road. Though unpaved, it's well traversed, with little vegatation growing down its center
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165903
165904 165905
>>165902
Amber does not take the road itself but proceeds down its edge, behind the vegetation. Before she does so she looks up the road to see if her friends are behind.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165904
8D2D172A-B818-403F-BFCE-6EF2AB73449B.gif
>>165903
[1d20 = 1]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165905
165906
>>165903
Amber hears someone behind her, flying above
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165906
165907
>>165905
Amber quickly ducks in the shadow of a bush or tree, trying to stay hidden. [1d20+2 = (17+2) = 19]
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165907
165908
>>165906
Amber ducks into the bushes. Two griffins fly above, or seem to, and are followed by an unmarked black car with several serious looking well-dressed griffins with hats.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165908
165909
>>165907
The Inquisition! It's obvious that they will be waiting later down the road and it's unwise to proceed. When they pass by Amber goes away from the road and into the forest.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165909
165910
>>165908
Amber goes deeper into the forest, a forest that slowly grows darker, not from the claustrophobia of oak trees, but from the fading light of the sun.

Amber comes across a small clearing with what appears to be a cabin.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165910
165911
>>165909
She cautiously walks up to the cabin and looks at it closely.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165911
165912
>>165910
Small, presumably not intended to be a homestead, and adjacent to a shed. There are several windows
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165912
165913
>>165911
A hermit of some sort probably lives here. Against her better judgement Amber knocks on the door.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165913
165914
>>165912
No response.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165914
165915
>>165913
She tries the doorknob to enter.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165915
165916
>>165914
From the side of the cabin:
"Oh good. It's you."
Amber sees Federklied holding her pistol by the left side of the cabin.

The cabin door opens, and Amber sees Erich through the crack of the door.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165916
165917
>>165915
"You made it! That's a relief. They went down the road and passed me, but are likely to double back. Do you know whose cabin this is? If I found it so easily they will too."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165917
165918
>>165916
Erich answers, opens the door, and motions for Amber to enter. Federklied moves in quickly behind Amber. Inside the cabin is a bed, a fireplace/stove combination, a chair, and a couple other items of furniture, but not much else.

"Must be for some landowner who has their main house elsewhere. They are not here now."
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165918
165919
>>165917
Amber enters and sits down. "We can rest here a minute, I suppose. Where is Helder?"
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165919
165920
>>165918
"Over there in the corner." Federklied replies, walking in. Begrudglingly, Erich says,
"He got the bed first..."
Moving deeper into the room, Amber can see Helder laying in the bed with the blanket over him.

Against all odds, Amber sees her viol leaning against the wall, next to the bed.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165920
165921
>>165919
Amber gratefully picks up the viol, grateful it was not left behind. "You think this is a safe place to stay?" she asks Federkleid. "I saw some of them in the air, and this cabin is in a clearing."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165921
165922
>>165920
"I wouldn't bet on it. Helder wants to leave in the night."
Erich, grumpily:
"Which of course is why he took the bed first. So he'll be the only one."
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165922
165923
>>165921
"He has the best opinion on this matter. Rest up, we'll have to leave whether we are ready or not."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165923
165924
>>165922
“We’ll have to cut through the swamps, and to the river. We’ll still pretty far away. We’ll need to keep up the pace.”
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165924
165925
>>165923
"Yes," she replies grimly as she tries to relax, perhaps being lucky enough to sleep.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165925
165926
>>165924
Amber can sit and wait, attempt to sleep, or urge them to leave by nightfall
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165926
165927
>>165925
Amber attempts to sleep. Though perhaps they should carry on, they have been on the run all day and would surely collapse if they do not rest.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165927
165928
>>165926
Amber doesn't get to lay down in the bed - that is taken by Helder - or in the chair - Erich and Federklied fight over that, with Erich winning out. But she does get to sit up against the bed, and briefly doze off. She is awakened by Federklied some indeterminate time after nightfall, but after not enough sleep.

"We need to go."
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165928
165929
>>165927
Amber nods silently and carefully carries her viol. She looks to make sure the others are ready.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165929
165930
>>165928
Helder requires a jolt to wake up, looking startled and disappointed to find himself not in his bed. Erich wakes up quickly, but seems to be annoyed that he has to leave now. They are ready
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165930
165931
>>165929
Amber leads them out of the cabin onto their way. "We're headed north, but stay as quiet as you can. They will be on the road but even in the woods they might be listening."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165931
165932
>>165930
The griffins walk out a back door, and past the wooden shed, and then carefully move over a barbed wire fence into a set of forest.

Helder nods. Then he says, "It's quicker to follow cattle trails and roads as much as possible, but even these lands are not without griffins. We'll move through the forest as necessary. Quickly. If it takes us too long, they can alert the police in Bronze Hill."
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165932
165933
>>165931
Amber goes along. "I just hope it is possible to get through Bronze Hill before they do so."
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165933
165934
>>165932
The group walks north, through forest floors that become increasingly damp, then to a barbed wire fence, then across a field which is within line of sight to a house, then to another barbed wire fence and a trail
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165934
165937
>>165933
Barbed wire fences are oddly common here. When they reach the trail they follow it north, splitting off from it if it does not lead that way.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165937
165938
>>165934
Helder
"These farms and pastures are new here. Cleared only a few decades ago. Most of this land is still wild. We'll have to go through it to get to the Griffking."

They enter onto a simple trail flanked by tall trees, and elevated somewhat above the surrounding forests. This trail ends near a house, and converges with a road.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165938
165939
>>165937
Amber decides not to approach the house, or get seen by its inhabitants, nor brave the openness of the road. Instead, going through the woods is better.
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.165939
165940
>>165938
Amber steps off of the elevated trail and onto the forest floor to find it is not solid and leaf covered like the broad-leafed forest Amber traversed before, but damp, moss-covered, and slowly giving way to Amber's claws.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165940
>>165939
It will not be as easy trekking. They'll need to watch their steps.
Amber Sunset
83964a7
?
No.165944
hopes to play soon
Impacient reader/lurker
7c3070a
?
No.165945
430881__safe_solo_animated_sweetie+belle_one+bad+apple_scroll.gif
hopes to read moar soon
Anonymous
fb92046
?
No.166029
166030
720416__safe_artist-colon-magister39_twilight+sparkle_bat+ponified_bat+pony_cute_fangs_happy_hilarious+in+hindsight_open+mouth_pony_race+swap_simple+ba.png
Soon
Anonymous
b39dcc6
?
No.166030
c5e1.png
>>166029
B-BatPurple