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Occupied Equestria: Through the mist
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173000
173462
In the south in the Kululu Forest, Posey searches for a lost instrument of war. In Baltimare, Kira establishes herself, while Silver enjoys a brief respite. In Hellquill, Amber prepares to play her music to the dictator of Hellquill. Elsewhere, trouble brews.
433 replies and 47 files omitted.
Anonymous
fb404f4
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No.173795
173800
6873083__semi-dash-grimdark_artist-colon-jewellier_imported+from+derpibooru_fluttershy_pegasus_pony_a+health+of+information_abstract+background_female_fluttertr.png
>>173738
>>173766
Anonymous
a641eff
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No.173796
173800
download.jpg
Any word on Posey's search?
Anonymous
a641eff
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No.173797
>>173782
Back in town?
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173798
173801 173802
>>173794
The bell pepper is wider than the falafel balls, and has a smooth texture. Biting into it, it is comparatively hard, has an odd texture, and has a taste that Kira has very likely never tasted anything like before in her life: it's spicy. She's likely less sensitive to it than herbivores, but the taste is novel. Inside is rice, which has less flavor, and a comparatively soft and mushy texture.

>>173687
Peering into the room, Silver can see Khoi laying down on her bed, which has already been made up neatly. She is lying with the long side of the bed near the center, and Silver is perpendicular to her. Her tail is almost straight out, but curling down at the end so that it touches the bed. Her hind legs are underneath her. Both of her forelegs are curled under her in a "loaf" position, and Khoi is brushing her mane with her magenta magic. There is a cup of tea on a dresser behind her. She doesn't react immediately to Silver.
Anonymous
4805f36
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No.173800
bg,f8f8f8-flat,750x,075,f-pad,750x1000,f8f8f8.jpg
>>173738
>>173795
>>173796
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173801
173811
>>173798
"Mmmmhmhm!" While Kira doesn't care for the rice, she is already in love with the pepper. The bold zest and zing that causes her mouth to tingle combined with the crisp snap of the pepper's flesh is the first indication she's had so far that prey animal food isn't all bad, and in fact might have some special qualities about it. She swallows the rice on its own whole to avoid dealing with the lack of flavor and unappetizing texture, but the peppers she ordered she takes her time with to bite, chew, and savor every last morsel.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173802
173811
>>173798
Heh, do I have two cats in house now?

Seeing she's up, Silver attempts to quietly close the door before properly knocking on it to be let in.
Anonymous
4805f36
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No.173803
173811
"It's really humid in this swamp. It'll take forever to get my mane back in shape."
Anonymous
61f0c8a
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No.173807
Can Posey continue her adventure today?
Anonymous
61f0c8a
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No.173808
2735946__safe_female_pony_solo_oc_oc+only_simple+background_earth+pony_blushing_transparent+background_cute_tongue+out_filly_holiday_halloween_creepy.png

Anonymous
4524f1b
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No.173809
173811
1121386__safe_artist-colon-vectorfag_oc_oc+only_oc-colon-aryanne_earth+pony_pony_female_heart_high+res_nazi_prone_sad_simple+background_solo_swastika_trace_tran.png

Anonymous
5d75729
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No.173810
173811
84ce0aeeb28c929913cff101a06602e2 (1).gif
Do you have time this weekend, GM?
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173811
173812 173814 173816
>>173810
Yes

>>173809
Awww....

pet pet pets the sad pone

>>173803
Correct, though the colder winter air reduces the humidity

>>173802
She slowly turns her head to the right to look towards Silver as he opens the door, and extends her left foreleg in front of her, in a slow and controlled set of actions implying she is not surprised or frightened.

"Yes?" She finally says

>>173801
The rice, being small, has a tendency to catch in her throat, though surely it will make its way down eventually.

The pepper does, however, have a nasty problem. Kira can't exactly chew it properly, but rather cut it. It's still a vegetable with a hard shell, albeit with a pleasant "sting."
Anonymous
30caa76
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No.173812
173813
>>173811
Is Posey able to trace the path of the artillery fire to its source, as described above?
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173813
173815 173819 173820
>>173812
It would seem that she does not, given the randomness of the presence of the little pools of stagnant water, and the random presence of trees sometimes split in pieces as if by especially vicious lightning, or rent of branches and made to look like twisted telephone poles. But as the ground becomes higher and drier, the number of leafless, branchless trees increases and the number of muddy craters increases, and Posey sees she is nearer the site of a true battle.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173814
173817
>>173811
"Just checking up on you, seeing how you were doing. Are you hungry? I am going to make breakfast."
Anonymous
30caa76
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No.173815
173818 173825
>>173813
>Posey sees she is nearer the site of a true battle.
Posey continues towards the battlefield, uplifted by the end of her journey drawing near.
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173816
173817
>>173811
If Neela is curious, lamias cannot apparently cough, as she tries to make some kind of wheezing action to try to dislodge the rice in her throat. It doesn't work too well, but it's more an annoyance than a genuine threat to her life, so she continues to cut and snap pieces of pepper off to eat it. She finishes by eating her bread, which she absolutely has to eat like a "normal pony" if she doesn't want it gettting stuck worse than the rice.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173817
173822 173823
>>173814
Khoi blinks, looks down, moves her right foreleg out but at an angle to her body towards the right, and then with her brush, places it in her mane and tries to move it down.

"I suppose..." She answers

>>173816
The rice is slowly making its way down, and at worst, she can wash it down with something like a tasty deer later. She's not in any danger of choking.

The bread, however, shows that Kira is not built for this kind of food, as she cannot chew it properly. It isn't especially flavor filled, being a little better than the rice. However, it's drier than the rice, less solid than the pepper, and not shaped in convenient balls like the falafel, so swallowing it is difficult.
Anonymous
30caa76
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No.173818
173825
>>173815
Are any checks necessary for this, or can she simply find her her way there?
Anonymous
30caa76
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No.173819
173825
>>173813
Does Posey make it to the battlefield?
Anonymous
f8304ff
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No.173820
173825
>>173813
What does Posey see?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173822
173824
>>173817
"You suppose?" Silver chuckles. "You do not sound so certain about breakfast. What is it, Khoi? Something on your mind?"
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173823
173824
>>173817
"Hmmmm..."

She ponders on what to do about the bread, before coming up with an idea. She goes back into the restaurant and up to the counter.

"Excuse me? Could I have some water, please?"
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173824
173826 173827 173828
>>173822
She pauses for a moment, and pulls herself slightly closer to Silver
"Well I have to get ready for work..." looking down again, and then looking back at Silver
"Shouldn't I be making breakfast?"

>>173823
The mare looks over, then jumps back and folds her wings out
"Ahhhhhhhh!"
Anonymous
a4eb0bf
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No.173825
wwzdc58esp381.png
>>173818
>>173815
>>173819
>>173820
[undead horse noises]
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173826
173837
>>173824
Kira tilts her head at the mare, confused.

"...is that a no?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173827
173837
>>173824
Silver smiles, and chuckles a bit more.

"I do not mind making breakfast, it is how things used to be in our household with duties being split between us. If you really wanted and you had enough time, I would appreciate some help with making pancakes for breakfast."
Anonymous
eb75dd5
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No.173828
>>173824
What does the battlefield look like?
Anonymous
f7d4075
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No.173829
173830
Are we playing today?
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173830
173831 173832 173835
>>173829
I think so?
Anonymous
f7d4075
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No.173831
>>173830
I'm ready when you are then.
Anonymous
f7d4075
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No.173832
173836
>>173830
So, what does Posey find?
Anonymous
f7d4075
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No.173834
173836
2551713__explicit_solo_female_oc_clothes_oc+only_unicorn_solo+female_vulva_anus_underhoof_dock_book_partial+nudity_frog+(hoof)_robe_artist-colon-.png
Waits to see what battlefield looks like
Anonymous
f7d4075
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No.173835
173836
2724141__safe_female_pony_oc_mare_oc+only_clothes_unicorn_smiling_open+mouth_horn_magic_sketch_floppy+ears_grin_unicorn+oc_wide+eyes_smirk_glowing+ey.png
>>173830
When?
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173836
173838 173841 173842 173843
>>173835
shrugs

>>173834
>>173832
As Posey has surely gathered by now - the entire country is an old battlefield. Near every inch changed hooves in the most recent war, and that is but the most recent in a long series of wars going back several thousand years to the Empire of Tambelon, and perhaps even before that. Peace and the weather have erased most traces, but Posey can still see many remnants. As she moves westward, the signs increase. The ground becomes higher and firmer. Hanging cypress trees become sparser as the ground dries, replaced occasionally with pine. But these are interrupted by craters sometimes as big as swimming pools, tree trunks split in two, rocks that have no business being above the soil layer occasionally sitting on branches, and then periodic pieces of metal of varying size, shape, and evident purpose. Posey comes to a location with more craters and more destroyed trees than normal, including a clearing.

Roll Spot
Roll Listen
Roll Search
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173837
173839 173840
>>173826
She peaks her head up, looking at Kira
"What do you want?" She asks, frightened, as if Kira hadn't already answered that explicitly

>>173827
She lowers her head towards the bed, and then tilts it
"What is a 'pancake'?"
Anonymous
8ee446b
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No.173838
173843 173844
>>173836
Spot
[1d20+3 = (10+3) = 13]
Listen
[1d20+3 = (6+3) = 9]
Search

>craters sometimes as big as swimming pools, tree trunks split in two, rocks that have no business being above the soil layer occasionally sitting on branches, and then periodic pieces of metal of varying size, shape, and evident purpose
"That's... Odd... Perhaps it's a vestige of the battle."
[1d20+3 = (17+3) = 20]
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173839
173845
>>173837
"Uh...I asked if I could have some water, if that's okay."

Despite her now apparent monstrous appearance, being a merging of snake and pony, Kira does appear friendly enough. And, if the mare remembers, she only ordered vegetarian items. You know, not that there are any meat items on the menu, but still.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173840
173845
>>173837
Silver looks surprised at the question.

"Huh, did not know they do not have pancakes where you are from. They are light, fluffy, flat cakes cooked in pan or skillet and usually served with syrup, whipped cream, or even peanut butter. They are very popular breakfast item here, especially among foals."
Anonymous
8ee446b
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No.173841
173844
>>173836
>several thousand years to the Empire of Tambelon
Does she see any ruins of this empire?
Anonymous
8ee446b
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No.173842
173844
>>173836
>including a clearing
What is in the clearing?
I've made my rolls. Is there a surprise round?
Anonymous
8ee446b
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No.173843
173844
>>173836
>>173838
GM, what are the results of my rolls? What did I roll for.
Spot + Listen gives me the sense that there's creatures. What do I encounter?
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173844
173847 173848
>>173842
If there is a surprise round, it hasn’t hit yet

>>173841
The lost city that was the capital of Tambelon is said to have returned to the realm of mists when the dark sorcerer Grogar was defeated. Whatever remains of that Empire, it isn’t visible standing above the surface of this swamp, though who can say what lies under the mud and black water.

>>173838
Posey sees the movement of leaves on the trees, a pair of birds as well as a few dragon flies further off, and a glimmer in the air nearby that may be the humidity, or perhaps swamp gas. Birds sing their songs, wind blows through the trees, with a sound almost like humming.

Posey can see that the clearing is large, like a field, with the far left side being lower and having trees, albeit denuded of leaves, and the far right ending in a canal-like depression that is presumably a ravine, with trees beyond. In the fore, a little less than 100 feet away on the right is a muddy, partly grass covered section of higher ground that has many signs of debris. Steel poles lay on the ground, as well as remnants of mud-covered olive drab canvas. Thick plastic bags likewise stick out of the mud, although exactly what is over there is obscured by grass. Behind this is a blackened-steel rectangular mass that appears to be the ruined remnants of a burnt out truck. To the left of all if this the ground is lower, with multiple large craters at least partly filled with water. Beyond this part if what was surely once a stone house, though the right-three quarters of the building is collapsed and gone. Posey can’t see beyond this, but it it seems to also be mostly bereft of trees. Some kind of vehicle pathway seems to come from the right, turning to move by the destroyed house.

>>173843
Shhhhh don’t rush things
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173845
173854 173855
>>173840
“What is ‘syrup’?” she says to herself, then smiles in a way that shows off her small fangs, and says

“Uh, well I suppose I should learn how to make ‘pancakes’…”

>>173839
She peers up over the counter…

“Oh…Kay…” evidently she pours out a cup of water, as a paper cup full of water is pushed towards Kira over the counter.
Anonymous
0d8649e
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No.173847
>>173844
>The lost city that was the capital of Tambelon is said to have returned to the realm of mists when the dark sorcerer Grogar was defeated.
~Oooh, spooky.
>Whatever remains of that Empire, it isn’t visible standing above the surface of this swamp, though who can say what lies under the mud and black water.
Definitely going to want to come back here when it's less wet. Gotta help myself to done forbidden treasure.
>a canal-like depression that is presumably a ravine
REEEEEEEE a small creek
>Beyond this part if what was surely once a stone house, though the right-three quarters of the building is collapsed and gone. Posey can’t see beyond this, but it it seems to also be mostly bereft of trees. Some kind of vehicle pathway seems to come from the right, turning to move by the destroyed house.
Posey moves towards the house, checking out the environment as she strolls.
>Shhhhh don’t rush things
Well, it is kind of late...
Anonymous
0d8649e
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No.173848
173849 173850
>>173844
>capital of Tambelon is said to have returned to the realm of mists when the dark sorcerer Grogar was defeated
A very historic site. Always interested in Grogar's stuff.
I think I might raise my castle here, once I get to lvl 8 and figure out how to nail together a few necrosis carnexes with Landlord. It's prime real estate.
Anonymous
0d8649e
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No.173849
173850 173860
maxresdefault (12).jpg
>>173848
A tower, conjured from blackened crystal in the middle of the cursed mire, built upon the ruins of an ancient kingdom, surrounded by poisonous plants and deadly monsters... It would make an excellent base of operations (I've had a long time to think about this).
Posey finds herself daydreaming
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173850
173851 173852
>>173849
>>173848
You misunderstand. The swamp is not the exact site of the lost city. That was much further west, and further north, and in any event, that city slipped into another dimension, and its ruins are not present anywhere in Equestria. The swamp is a part of the Empire's former territory, but so is ~2/5ths of all of Equestria

To her left, Posey can glance down into the muddy crater, and the see the remnant of a helmet sticking out. Beneath her in the mud, a few cartridge cases. And to her right are several items of debris - plastic, poles, and suggestions that this area of ground had been cleared of vegetation and dirt moved and leveled, with remnants of tarp and canvas. Beyond this is the ruins of the burned out truck remain, with broken glass and its hulking steel. There is also more than one steel barrel, one near(ish) the truck, and one beyond the craters.

Posey can hear more birds, and a humming blown through the wind. The air glimmers periodically, perhaps gas. Moving up towards the house, Posey can see that the roof has collapsed alongside the walls, save for a small portion on the rightmost edge. The house was made of stone, and if she peers over the remains of the walls, she sees that there is a depression inside filled with stone, perhaps another crater.

Craters are not all of the same size. Some are very large, maybe 20 feet across and several feet deep. Some are only a few feet across and a few inches deep.
Anonymous
0d8649e
?
No.173851
173853
>>173850
>that city slipped into another dimension
Oh well
>The air glimmers periodically, perhaps gas.
Like, explosive gas?

Posey stays back, moving along in her quest for her artillery tube.
>Craters are not all of the same size. Some are very large, maybe 20 feet across and several feet deep. Some are only a few feet across and a few inches deep.
Perhaps made by explosions?
Posey investigates the craters she passes, trying to find any patterns that might lead her to the source.
Anonymous
0d8649e
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No.173852
173863
>>173850
>The house was made of stone, and if she peers over the remains of the walls, she sees that there is a depression inside filled with stone, perhaps another crater.
Posey decides to investigate the house, out of curiosity.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173853
173856 173859 173863
569577.gif
>>173851
>explosive gas
Very possibly, though it may be a refraction of light through the humidity. All that Posey can say for sure is that sometimes, the air glistens and glimmers.

The craters are mostly circular or nearly circular, have moved mud and rocks, do not have large plants growing in them (smaller plants are not uncommon) and mostly have formed pools of stagnant, opaque water. One has a gasmask along its edges.
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173854
173935
>>173845
Kira smiles brightly at the mare, and takes the cup of water. "Thank you!"

Returning to her table outside, Kira does something with the water that other, non-carnivorous creatures might find objectionable: she pours her water onto her bread, wetting it and turning it back into a doughy state. She then breaks the bread apart and reshapes it into little dough balls that are easier for her to eat.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173855
173864
>>173845
Silver smiles at her.

"I will help you learn. Whenever you finish your grooming, come downstairs and we will make pancakes."

Silver leaves Khoi's bedroom, moving onto the next to check up on the next creature in the household: Mala, the good boy.
Anonymous
e7ec611
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No.173856
173865
>>173853
Posey searches for any signs of artillery
Anonymous
f1557f4
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No.173858
I guess I'll roll for Posey to search this area, before moving on.
[1d20+3 = (10+3) = 13]
Anonymous
f1557f4
?
No.173859
173865 173866
>>173853
>One has a gasmask along its edges.
Posey looks for any other remains of pony activity that could lead her to the artillery.
Anonymous
f1557f4
?
No.173860
173865 173866
>>173849
Posey decides to walk into one of the craters, to see if there's anything of note inside.
She enters the crater with the gas mask beside it.
Anonymous
f1557f4
?
No.173862
If Posey doesn't find anything after searching the entire clearing and visible structures/indents/objects, she moves on, moving to higher ground.
Anonymous
f1557f4
?
No.173863
>>173853
>>173852
Did the house have anything in it?
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173864
173867
>>173855
Silver opens the door of the room, which is otherwise cracked slightly open. Looking inside, Silver can see that the curtains are completely closed on the few windows to reduce light as much as possible, and items are strewn out on the floor, including an open encyclopedia, another book, and a couple toys. In the bed are sleeping both Mala and Mint Marine. Mala is on his belly, turned diagonally on the bed stretching from the left edge with a rear paw stretched out over the end of the bed, his left foreleg underneath him, his right foreleg extending out from the side of the bed, and his muzzle slightly exceeding the side and extending out. Mint Marine is at the head of the bed, taking up the remaining one third. He is almost perpendicular to the direction of the bed, laying on his side with his head on a pillow that is propped against the head of the bed, and his belly touching Mala's head. His hind legs must be behind Mala, as is his tail.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173865
173868
>>173856
If by that you mean she searches for the actual artillery pieces, none are found here. If you mean signs of the activity of artillery - it's all around her.

>>173860
>>173859
The gas mask is partly in the water and covered in mud. The water itself has a discoloration and a gleam, as if tainted by gasoline - though surely most chemicals should have evaporated by now. Here, Posey sees again a blue glimmer in the air above the water, and hears that humming through the wind. Posey does not find Equine remains, nor weapons of any kind, though she's surely not the first to visit this side, nor has she uncovered the mud and soil.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173866
173868
>>173859
>>173860
Cooler air moves into the crater, and also the remains of the house, whether it be because of a winter wind, or cool air collecting in low points
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173867
173869
>>173864
D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Well, Silver doesn't want to disturb the two while they appear to be sleeping so soundly. He quietly closes the door and goes downstairs, both to head to the kitchen and to check on the last two members of the household, White Orchid and Paper Clipping.
Anonymous
c3d695c
?
No.173868
173873 173875 173877
>>173865
>If you mean signs of the activity of artillery - it's all around her.
She searches for signs of artillery that could lead her to a new location that might have the pieces, based on the pattern or direction of the shots.
>nor has she uncovered the mud and soil
Posey uncovers some of the mud with her shovel, to check for anything of note.
>>173866
Posey checks the house and searches it for anything that could lead her to the direction of the artillery.
If the house is partly collapsed, would the collapsed side be the angle that the round was fired from? If so, Posey sets out in that direction.
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173869
173870 173872 173875
>>173867
Mala’s head should be up against the edge of Mint Marine’s chest, actually. Ming Marine’s left foreleg must be folded up and between him and Mala, while the right is either also folded, or over top of Mala. Mala has his blanket over him, which also covers at least Mint Marine’s hind legs. Silver would likely want to be very careful when closing the door and walking away, to avoid waking Mala.

Going downstairs, Silver can see that the whole of the downstairs is illuminated by natural sunlight. He finds Paper Clipping sleeping on that same couch he’s usually on when Silver is around. Paper Clipping is lying on his back, with his head against the armrest, and his hind legs exceeding the opposite armrest, hanging slightly over the armrest. He has a pillow over his face, specifically over his eyes. His muzzle, however, is exposed, slightly open with his tongue hanging on the side. His breathing is a little loud, but not snoring. He has a blanket over his neck up to his muzzle, and over his chest. His injuries and bandages are thus covered. His lower belly and flanks, and everything else, however, is completely uncovered, though perhaps Silver thinks it should be.

Silver sees a folded blanket over near a loveseat and a chair, but no White Orchid.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173870
173871
>>173869
No White Orchid? Hmm...worrisome. Surely if something had happened Clip would have been woken up, but still...

Silver looks around for the missing colt, hoping he's somewhere still in the house, or perhaps out in the backyard.
Anonymous
94307e3
?
No.173871
173872
>>173870
Paper Clipping’s horn is across the armrest, and his tail spread over the opposite armrest.

Silver does *not* see White Orchid in the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, or the bathroom, nor is he visible on the porch.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173872
173877
>>173871
>>173869
It should be mentioned, Silver would definitely blush should Clip's nudity reveal...certain anatomical structures he hadn't seen before on him.

Okay, now Silver is getting worried. He even goes as far to check underneath the house and the area immediately surrounding their home.
Anonymous
c3d695c
?
No.173873
173874 173877
>>173868
I can only assume this warrants a survival check.
Posey uses the shade of the building for stress support.
And also
[1d8+2 = (5+2) = 7]
Some bloodletting, for extra clarity.

Survival
[1d20+5 = (3+5) = 8]
Anonymous
c3d695c
?
No.173874
>>173873
Okay, that's a failure.
Posey heals herself up, and goes back to looking for signs.
Anonymous
536e444
?
No.173875
173877
>>173868
>>173869
Is there anything else that Posey can do to discern the direction that the building was fired at from?
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173877
173878 173880
>>173875
Yes. Roll int.

>>173873
Posey hears more insects buzzing around her than before

>>173868
Which mud does she uncover, exactly?

>>173872
He isn’t underneath the house. He isn’t immediately around it, nor in the half-constructed “rock garden”… Ah! There he is. He’s sitting by the water.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173878
173879
>>173877
Whew! Panic attack averted! Silver trots out towards the colt, calling out to him, "Mind if I join you?"
Anonymous
94307e3
?
No.173879
173881
>>173878
“Huh?” He turns his head back.

“Oh. Uh. Sure!” And after a pause “I was just… watching the water. After walking around a bit.”
Anonymous
cf78c77
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No.173880
173882 173883
>>173877
>Yes. Roll int.
[1d20+3 = (20+3) = 23]
>Which mud does she uncover, exactly?
The mud at the bottom of the pit, the one with the gas mask near it.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173881
173884
>>173879
"Heh, sounds like ton of fun," he says sarcastically, before sitting down with the colt. "See anything interesting so far?"
Anonymous
cf78c77
?
No.173882
fluttershy___yay_by_theflutterknight_d4ls2zd-fullview.png
>>173880
Yes, yes, yes! Finally! My quest may finally come to a close.
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173883
173885 173886
>>173880
Parts of shell fragments, and a bag. The back has a New Mareland flag on it, and inside, has medical tools.

Posey is able to piece together the scene now based upon the poles, the level ground, plastic bags filled with plasma, the craters, the truck, and the general surroundings. This site was the location of a mobile army surgical hospital set up by New Mareland forces, being next to a road. At some point it was shelled by Equestrian artillery, evacuated, with the evacuation having… mixed results, with most of the equipment being removed, but tents and poles being left behind, and one truck clearly completely destroyed. Some of the craters belong to lighter artillery, evidently 18 pounders, but several belong to larger 35 pounder guns. Now, unlike New Mareland forces, who use artillery as their primary weapon in most attacks and will shell anything that disagrees with them, Equestrian forces employed fewer guns, especially in the Eastern Front and especially in the south, and tended to use them either in important parts of the battle or on important targets. Now, while the lighter artillery could be used in any general attack, the heavy artillery was almost certainly saved for an important target, like a battery, or an intelligence headquarters. It is unlikely that they intentionally shelled a hospital with heavy shells, as doing so exposes their heavy artillery to counter-battery fire. So the question for Posey is: why would they think this was the site of either a headquarters or a battery? There is a third type of crater there, belonging to 60 mm mortars. These could be either Equestrian or New Mareland, and likely came at a later time in the battle than the heavy fire, when this became a front line to an Equrstrian counter attack, rather than in the rear.The equestrian guns must have been miles away, but that isn’t what she is looking for. She’s looking for the New Mareland battery, and wherever the guns were taken.
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173884
173888
>>173881
White Orchid frowns, but then says,

“Well, two freighters have come in to the harbor so far. One has left. I also saw some sort of sea creature. I don’t really know what it was. Mint would know. I don’t know.”
Anonymous
bce6f43
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No.173885
>>173883
>She’s looking for the New Mareland battery, and wherever the guns were taken.
Is she able to discern what direction the guns were fired from? She would like to travel towards the place from where New Mareland set up its artillery line, to find any artillery devices that might've been abandoned there.
Anonymous
bce6f43
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No.173886
173887
>>173883
"Close, so close... A little further, Posey, and you'll be out of the sun." Posey says to herself, trying to ignore the obnoxious white light in the sky as she scours the ground for any signs to tell which direction her charge is.

Surely, my nat 20 ability check enables her to find her way to the artillery itself, right?
Anonymous
94307e3
?
No.173887
173889 173891
>>173886
||There’s one more tiny piece that hopefully you’ve already put together.||

Actually… the sun isn’t so bad. Posey doesn’t mind the light so much now.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173888
173892
>>173884
"It does sound like this is more Mint's bag. I get feeling you like camping, from what I bought for you on our first day of me taking you out. What else do you like?"
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173889
>>173887
>here’s one more tiny piece that hopefully you’ve already put together.
Now I'm feeling stupid...
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173891
173892
>>173887
Is there anything in the truck? The building?
I'm sorry, I'm drawing blanks. I've been on this quest for more than a month, and it's difficult to keep track of all of the clues over time.
>So the question for Posey is: why would they think this was the site of either a headquarters or a battery?
She can only presume something tipped them off, perhaps with machinery moving through the area.
Being from the Dread League, Posey isn't necessarily proficient in modern warfare lore.
I'm going to make another Int check to see if she would know the answer to this question.
[1d20+3 = (18+3) = 21]
Anonymous
94307e3
?
No.173892
173893 173894 173897
>>173891
Posey doesn’t know a whole hell of a lot about artillery pieces. But she does know that they are big, they are heavy, they have to be pulled either by teams of ponies or trucks, and they have wheels that put pressure on the ground. They are, quite simply, not suited for a swamp. The only way they came through is on a proper road, or at least, through clearings and solid ground. Posey knows that the area she is at is accessible by truck, given the presence of the burnt-out truck. She knows the Equestrians must have thought the artillery was close, either thinking this was it, or it was the headquarters it was being directed from. Thus: follow the road. It’ll take her there.

>>173888
He looks up at Silver
“Well… I’d like it if there were a beach. With sand. Not just rocks. I like ships. I like walking around. Um…”
Anonymous
bce6f43
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No.173893
173897 173901
mlp-mlp-walking-through-seasons.gif
>>173892
>Thus: follow the road. It’ll take her there.
And so she shall.
[clippity clopping sounds]
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173894
173895
>>173892
Silver smiles at the colt.

"I will have to figure out way to take you to beach. Maybe take household out on trip to Meridiennes, or Puerto Caballo. There has got to be sandy beaches there to trot along there, and public docks where we can rent ship to go sailing in."
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173895
173896
IMG_0694.gif
>>173894
He wags his tail and stands up.
“Sailing? We could go sailing?”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173896
173900
>>173895
Silver nods, continuing to smile. It's good he has a colt like White Orchid around to remind him of how adorable young ponies can be.

"Of course, if that is what you want! We could make entire day of it if you wished."
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173897
173901
>>173893
>>173892
Posey trots down the road, until she finds signs of artillery.
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173899
173901
What does Posey see at the end of the road?
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173900
173901 173922
>>173896
"I would like to go sailing! I could raise the sail, and steer the rudder, and... stand... well I don't really know much about sailing. But I'd like to find out!" White Orchid says excitedly
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173901
173902
>>173893
>>173897
>>173899
>>173900
Does Posey find anything at the end of the road?
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173902
173903 173904
>>173901
Before Posey can leave the ruins of the house, the hum becomes louder, until it sounds like a pony humming a song right next to her. The blue glimmer in the air becomes wider, turning into waves of blue and white, until it takes a definitive shape - that of a pony with a helmet and a saddle bag, looking at Posey, until it becomes a full, translucent equine figure standing in front of her
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173903
173905
>>173902
>an apparition
Posey is taken aback, although she seems more concerned about her appearance, having just waded through the swamp and not expecting to meet anypony
"Oh.. H-Hello there." Posey says, hastily adjusting her mane
She gives a bow of her head
"I am Rosey Ring, Sorceress in training. Might I ask your name? If you remember, that is."
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173904
173905
>>173902
Rolling Religion, to identify this apparition
[1d20+9 = (4+9) = 13]
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173905
173907
>>173904
It appears to be a simple ghost. Whether it's actually the soul of a pony, or a magical remnant is up to interpretation.

>>173903
It stops humming, and in an odd, distant voice, seems to say
"Carried Pack. Why are you here?"
Anonymous
bce6f43
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No.173907
173908
>>173905
>173905
>ghost
Oh, powerful. Must have something anchoring him to the plane
>Why are you here?
"I am on a mission, for my masters, to examine the remains of this battlefield to learn of the weapons that were used in this battle, particularly the dual action shock absorber from a New Mareland 25 pounder." She says, levitating a wrench
She looks around
"And from the looks of it, there was quite the bombardment."
She puts on a bit of a casual tone
"Might I ask you, Carried Pack, what is your reason for haunting this plane? Could it be that you wish to join the undying legion? Or is it that you have some unfinished business left here? From the look of it, your passing was quite abrupt."
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173908
173909
>>173907
"No.... I need to get home... Who do you serve?... What year is it?"
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173909
173910
>>173908
"It is [insert current year here]."
"My masters are across the sea. The Dread League, masters of the unliving."
>I need to get home...
She puts on a bit of a sympathetic expression
"I can tell that you're confused. It's understandable, given your predicament. I'll make it clear for you: you are dead. You died some time ago, likely in this battle here. You're anchored to this plane, for one reason or another. Perhaps you might be able to return to where you lived, but there's little left for you in the world of the living."

Btw, is unicorn telekinesis a force effect? Can I use it to touch ghosts?
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173910
173911
>>173909
"No... I need to get home..."

I'm tentatively going to say that it's like a hoof, and will touch the ghost the same as a hoof would
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173911
173912
>>173910
"Where is your home?"
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173912
173913 173916
>>173911
"Maregate... Brisbane... Mareton Bay..."
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173913
173914 173915
>>173912
Posey peers at the ghost, intrigued
"So, what's to stop you from going there now? Do you know the way there? Are you stuck, or just confused? Can you leave on your own power?

Is that close, btw?
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173914
173916 173917
>>173913
No. Not even remotely close.

"The trees are endless and the same... I cannot go far..."
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173915
>>173913
End quotations at the word "power"
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173916
173918
>>173912
>>173914
"That's quite far off even at flying distance..." Posey says
She puts on a thinking face
"You must be lonely out here, all by yourself. Would you mind accompanying me on my journey? You can tell me all about yourself, and we can figure out what's next for you."
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173917
173918
>>173914
"Say, do you have any objects of yours here? Something that identifies you, such as a dog-tag, or a piece of uniform? Anything that might anchor you to this place. Perhaps if it were mailed to your home, then maybe your spirit would follow it."
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173918
173919
>>173916
"But I am not alone."

>>173917
"My knife. Under that stone. Grey. Split down the center to an almost perfect cube."
Anonymous
bce6f43
?
No.173919
173920 173926 173929
>>173918
>173916
>"But I am not alone."
"Oh, you aren't? Do you have friends here?"
>knife
Posey levitates it
"Hmmm, should be easy enough to mail. Do you remember your home address?"

As glad as I am to chat with the ghost, I am really tired and have to sleep. Maybe the dead soldiers can speak to Posey tomorrow, since it's memorial day.
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173920
>>173919
That's... oddly fitting
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173922
173935
>>173900
"We can learn together! I am certain you would be natural." Silver wonders if White Orchid is at all aware how adorable he is.

"We will do it soon, I promise you, but there is one thing I need to do first. I imagine you would enjoy having your own room?"
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173925
173926
I am awake now
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173926
173929
>>173925
>>173919
Posey takes the knife and slowly walks down the road, talking with the ghost as she goes.

>hurr durr why are you helping ghosts when ur evil?
Because this is an experience that would help Posey train herself as a spiritualist to expand her personal powers, and might mean a second or third level up at the end of this quest.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173929
173930 173931 173933 173942
>>173919
"Yes. There are others."

"132 Cockatoo Street, Brismane, New Hooflem."

>>173926
"The Others will not like you walking off. They do not like those who take."
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173930
173933 173934
>>173929
>others
"Well, where are they now?" Posey says, looking around
"You can come out now." she calls into the ether "No point in hiding, we're all dead here."
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173931
>>173929
>132 Cockatoo Street, Brismane, New Hooflem.
Posey writes this down.
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173933
173934
>>173930
>>173929
Do the ghosts respond?
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173934
173938 173942 173946
>>173933
>>173930
One pops up from that same crater Posey was examining earlier, peaking out and slowly walking forward, as if his hooves still mattered. One materializes from blue light from a laying position a couple feet off the ground in the clearing. One seems to hop out of the ruined truck. All four are ponies and male. It seems there is one of each type, including a bat winged pony, though she'd need a closer examination to say for sure. They slowly approach Posey
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173935
173936 173937 173941
>>173922
White Orchid smiles widely and his tag wags intensely
"I'd like my own room! I haven't had one in... in years!"

>>173854
"You're... you're welcome" the mare responds, again with that signature pony smile

Kira returns and finds that the water is fairly effective in shaping the bread. It doesn't taste as good as before, but Kira can balll it, and she can swallow it.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173936
173943
>>173935
Damn, Silver knew he was an orphan, but he didn't know he had been one for that long. This colt desperately needs his own room, Silver couldn't imagine growing up and going through his body's changes without a bit of privacy.

"Well that is next thing on my agenda. I am going to look for mission to get enough Bits to expand our house, maybe add bedrooms to underneath area, enough for you, Mint, and Clip. Then while our house is being worked on to add those new rooms, we can all go to Puerto Caballo or somewhere like it for vacation."
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.173937
173941 173943
>>173935
She didn't much care for the taste of the bread anyhow, finding it to be a bit bland for her, like the rice. At least now Kira can properly eat her bread, and with it finished she's done with her meal.
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173938
173942 173943
>>173934
"Greetings." Posey says, with a bow of her head
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.173941
173943
>>173937
>>173935
Unless, of course, Neela wants some of Kira's bread
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173942
173943
>>173934
>>173938
>>173929
Posey puts the knife back where she found it, and turns around to proceed down the road.
"I guess it's none of my business why you're still here. I for one am on a mission though. Tag along if you wish." she says, walking away slowly with swish of her tail
Anonymous
b5cf750
?
No.173943
173944 173945 173946 173949
>>173938
>>173942
Well which is it? Does she engage, or walk away?

>>173941
Neela seems uninterested in getting in the way of Kira and what she is eating

>>173937
Neela eats more slowly, and looks over at Kira as Kira struggles with the act of chewing. She gets up and follows Kira when Kira moves to go inside, taking the bag with her. When Kira is done, however, Neela still has food, especially bread, in the bag.

>>173936
White Orchid jumps up in place
"I can have my own room? And what is this 'Puerto Caballo'?"
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.173944
173950 173964
>>173943
Kira looks over at Neela.

"Had your fill? I don't know how much non-lamias usually eat..."
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173945
173950
>>173943
>Does she engage, or walk away?
She's coaxing them to follow her, so that she can get more information out of them. Also, because she has no way of knowing how powerful these ghosts are, so she has to be careful before fighting them. She's banking on the idea that ghosts tend to be lonely types who are eager to either find somepony who will help them resolve their unfinished business, or relentlessly hound them with their with their stories.
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173946
173947 173948 173950
>>173943
>>173934
I would like to make some Sense Motive checks (Assess Opponent), opposed by their Bluff checks, to assess the power (CR) of these ghosts, relatively to my HD (3).
I know for a fact that they must be a minimum CR of 2 (assuming lvl 1 nonelite warriors), and likely CR 3 or higher (assuming lvl 1 elite PC classed characters, or lvl 2 nonelite warriors), so I can discount any result that would say Pushover, so I'll know if these guys are Easy (CR 2), a Fair Fight (CR 3 each), a Tough challenge (CR 4-6), or a Dire Threat (CR 7+)
https://www.realmshelps.net/charbuild/skills/sense_motive.shtml
Posey does this because she is sizing them up to check if she can command them (CR being equal to class lvl for PC classed characters, or lvl -1 for NPC class; which gives her a sense of HD), thereby extrapolating their HD. Luckily, Ghosts are one of those class-leveled undead who's CR scale very quickly with HD.
I know this is metagaming, but this is the sort of thing that Posey would be an expert in and would be careful to observe before she makes her next move.

Check for the first one (the one who first spoke to Posey)
[1d20+3 = (1+3) = 4]
And the others (in order that they appeared in)
[1d20+3 = (11+3) = 14]
[1d20+3 = (1+3) = 4]
[1d20+3 = (17+3) = 20]
>A successful assessment reveals that your foe belongs in one of two adjacent categories (for example, "Easy" or "A fair fight"). If your Sense Motive check result exceeds the opposed Bluff check result by 10 or more, you can narrow the result down to a single category.
>By contrast, if the target's Bluff check result equals or slightly exceeds your Sense Motive check result, you gain no useful information. If the target's Bluff check result exceeds your Sense Motive check result by 5 or more, you may (at the DM's option) gain a false impression, believing your opponent to be much stronger or weaker than he really is (equal chance of either). If the target's Bluff check result exceeds your Sense Motive check result by 10 or more, your assessment is off by at least two categories (for example, a dire threat might be assessed as a fair fight).
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173947
>>173946
Idk why I keep rolling for things I should be taking 10 on...
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173948
>>173946
Btw, GM, if this is too complicated to bother with right now, feel free to ignore this post entirely.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173949
173950
>>173943
Silver nods.

"That you can, all by yourself to do what you want with and decorate as you please. Puerto Caballo is big island south of Equestria. It is supposed to be warm, tropical island of sandy beaches and friendly faces. It sounds like good vacation destination, yes?"
Anonymous
b5cf750
?
No.173950
173951 173956 173957
>>173945
The approach:

Bat pony, from the field
"Who are you?"
Unicorn, from the crater
"That flower is dangerous! Get away from it!"
Pegasus, from the truck
"Who sent you here?"
The earth pony Posey has been talking to, from the house
"Why do you leave?"

>>173946
One is reasonably dangerous and is easy for Posey to defeat if faced alone (but very likely to kill her if, for example, she simultaneously had to face 3 others) one is much the same, though a bit stronger... except not a combat type, one is an extreme push over, and one is extremely dangerous.

>>173944
>>173944
"Yes." She says, opening her mouth as if she is going to say more, but then stopping herself
"I saved some for later." She stands up, and looks back to Kira
"I didn't think you'd try to eat anything here"

>>173949
"I went to a beach when I was much younger... much younger. I was with my father, my mother too. I remember the sun being hot, blinding my eyes. The sand sticking to my fur and my mom told me to wash it off, and then more got stuck to me. I found a starfish. My dad told me to throw it back, and I did. And I built a sand castle! ... it wasn't very good. That was a long time ago. I don't remember much else."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173951
173953
>>173950
>"Who are you?"
Oh, I thought they were listening on the prior conversation.
Posey introduces herself again, with a whirl of her cape
"I am Rosey Ring, the Undying Sorceress. Trainee spiritualist, Blackweave Warmagus, Dread Commando, and Aspiring Necromancer." She says, with her chest puffed striking a pose
>"Who sent you here?"
"My masters in The Dread League across the sea sent me sent me here to collect information and samples on the artillery used in warfare here."
>"That flower is dangerous! Get away from it!"
"Oh, these?" Posey says, taking off the flowers and levitating them
"I thought they'd make a nice gift for my little Gloomy at home."
>"Why do you leave?"
"I am on a mission to investigate the artillery down the road. I'm hoping to get it done quickly, so I can get back home to my little colt."
"Would you care to join me for a stroll? We could talk about ourselves on the way there."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173952
I am going to make a Religion check to see just how much Posey knows about ghosts, their threatening abilities, and how to handle them.
I've played ghosts before, so I know most of their abilities, but Posey is only lvl 3, so I can't assume that she knows.

[1d20+9 = (8+9) = 17]
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173953
173954
>>173951
"Must you leave?"

"Those flowers should not be near foals!"

"Those guns belong to New Mareland!"

"I cannot follow far"
Anonymous
06b345c
?
No.173954
173955
>>173953
>Must you leave?
"I must finish my mission. I will be coming back the same way though."
>flowers
"Hmm, too bad then." Posey says, levitating a flower above her hoof and withering it with the negative energy of her charnel touch
>Those guns
"Well, technically I'm looking for a shock absorber, not the gun itself..."
She puts on a bit of a cutesy face
"You wouldn't mind if I took just one, would you? Pretty please? They've been sitting out here to rust for years."
>"I cannot follow far"
"Oh dear, an anchorite. How unfortunate. Is it that you can't stray far from the building, or something inside?"
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173955
173961
>>173954
"Must it always be 'missions'?"

"How do you do that? That is not normal magic"

"These are weapons to kill Monarchists and Griffins. Not to sell for scrap."

"The knife"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173956
173958
>>173950
"Would you like to make some new memories of building sand castles and trotting along beach?"
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.173957
173958
>>173950
"Well, I was hungry, and I'm in a new place. I thought I'd try the local cuisine."

Kira smiles at her, and flicks her tongue.
Anonymous
48fa069
?
No.173958
173959 173960
>>173956
"Yes! Maybe not so much the blinding. And the clinging sand. I want to build sand castles. I wish we had a beach here."

>>173957
Neela seems to smile back, actually closing her lips to do so.
"Well it's not really 'local'. It's from Maregypt here. But I understand. Was that... your... first time to eat something like that?"
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.173959
173962
>>173958
"Well...I've had potatoes, and recently bananas, but no, never anything cooked like that. That was a very novel experience! Have you ever had anything like that before?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173960
173962
>>173958
"Me too. I guess we are still just barely too far north for sandy beaches. It is kind of sad. Too far south for snow, too far north for sand." He plays a bit with some of his fluffy winter coat on his chest. "I almost wish it would snow little bit."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173961
173962
Sorry, something came up.
>>173955
>missions
"Until my powers exceed those of my creator (which means being lvl ~6-8), I must carry out their will." Posey says, wistfully
"Dead, but still not free. You could say we're not so different, you and I."
>That is not normal magic
"Oh, this? It's basically blackweave magic, commonplace where I come from. I've practiced it well enough to conduit it effortlessly, even though my horn is out of power."
She poofs her mane
"I wanted to keep a strong connection to the gray, because it helps me stay pretty."
>to kill Monarchists and Griffins. Not to sell for scrap
"Well, that's precisely what we're fighting over at the Arcturian front. Griffons and Solarists are ever so tenacious." She says
"And it's not to sell, but to analyze."
>The knife
Posey levitates the knife again
"Would you join me for a stroll if I brought this with me?"
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173962
173963 173965 173966
>>173961
"How so?"

"THow do you know such magic?"

"Fuck the griffins and the solarists"

"Yes"

>>173959
"Well, I've had falafel before, and of course the pita bread. The pepper is new to me. Have you... had bread at all?"

>>173960
"I like snow" He says

"I've seen it... twice, I think? No, three times. When we went to Vanhoover. Near Vanhoover. I had an aunt there... I think. There was snow. It snowed here in Baltimare... two years ago, I think? Just after Hearthswarming. And then once in the mountains when I went there. I think."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173963
>>173962
>"How so?"
"Well, through practice, study, experience, and danger. I feel my powers grow whenever I am close to death, or in the throes of battle. Just earlier today I fought a five headed hydra all by myself (which would have been a hard fight for an entire party of Posey's level), underwater: I can feel my powers growing already."
(Posey is of the Nerrulite belief that "killing makes you stronger")
>How do you know such magic?
"I always had an attitude for it, but my masters in Magehold taught me how to channel it properly, or at least at the basic level."
>"Fuck the griffins and the solarists"
"Based."
>"Yes"
"Then come along." She says, slipping the knife in her satchel.
She looks to the rest
"Would you mind joining us?"
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173964
173967
>>173944
"Why do you say that I am dead? I just want to leave"

"I need to save others"

"I need to kill Monarchists"

"I need to get home"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173965
173970
>>173962
"Where I was born it snowed every year, from late autumn, to winter, even into early spring. Foals would go out playing for hours in snow, making snowponies and snowangels before coming back indoors for warm drink while sitting next to fire. At Hearthswarming, everypony would come together in town center to tell stories, spend time with friends and family, and make merry. There would be so many ponies and so many warm and happy spirits that you could feel temperature rise and much of snow in city melt over course of day and night."
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173966
173970
>>173962
"Not...not really." She rubs the back of her own head with a leg, blushing. Her tongue flicks out again. "We never had to rely on bread or cake when I was growing up, whenever times were tough, and the bread the less fortunate lamias made and ate definitely looked nothing like that."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173967
>>173964
>"Why do you say that I am dead? I just want to leave"
"Because you are dead. You're a ghost." Posey says
"I'm dead too, even though I don't look it. My spirit is bound to this body."
She raises her hooves, revealing her little heart-shaped stigmata.
"Bound by my master, long ago."
>"I need to save others"
"Who are the others? The battle ended years ago."
>"I need to kill Monarchists"
"An attitude that I can understand."
>"I need to get home"
"Perhaps I could help you with that."
She looks at the rest
"Perhaps we could all help each other. What do you say? Why don't we be friends? I'm sure we could all... Benefit."
I roll seduction. As per libris mortis, I am adding a +4 bonus, for appealing to the business that anchors them to this plane.
[1d20+13 = (5+13) = 18]
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173968
173969 173971
Seduction. Not diplomacy seduction

The bat pony's wings extend, and though he is still translucent blue, Posey can see the bloodlines in the webbed wings
"I will be your friend"

"The other soldiers..."
The unicorn says with uncertainty

"They have no decency to shell a hospital. Can you help me end them?"

"Please... help me get home"
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173969
173973
>>173968
>Seduction. Not diplomacy seduction
I know what I said.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173970
173974 173976
>>173966
"Should we go back?" She asks
"So... what do you eat? Zebras, I would assume?"
She picks up her bag with her mouth

>>173965
"That sounds like fun! We did something sort of like that at the orphanage. You know, with... less snow. But we would tell stories and... well there wasn't any family, but... warm drinks sounds nice! We would get coco. Sometimes."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173971
173972
>>173968
>"I will be your friend"
"Excellent." Posey replies
>"The other soldiers..."
"Likely gone by now. There are few here in this swamp among the living. Was there anypony in particular you were thinking of?"
>Can you help me end them?
"Oh, we'll end them alright."
>help me get home
"That can be arranged." Posey says.
"If this knife anchors you to the plane, mailing it to your home address should send you with it."
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173972
173975
>>173971
The bat pony comes even closer, moving to Posey's side. The spectral edge of the wing touches Posey's side
"So can we travel together?"

"No... I mean.. in general"

"Then I will come"
Says the pegasus

"As will I"
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173973
>>173969
Now she'll have to figure out how to fuck a ghost
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173974
173977
>>173970
"We still need some furniture, and maybe some food to put in the refrigerator for you for later, so getting those sounds like a good option to me."

At that second question, Kira blushes profusely and waves her arms in front of her.

"Oh no nonononononono no! No zebras, never! Never any sapient creature. Mostly it was sheep, goats, antelope, sometimes fish."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173975
173977
>>173972
>"No... I mean.. in general"
"Well then, it wouldn't hurt to tour the swamp to see who's left, would it? If I'm not mistaken, I should be trotting right by where your comrades had their artillery set up. Why don't you join us?" Posey says, walking down the road
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173976
173977
>>173970
"Next Heartwarming you will be here to do all of that with us. Well, at least I hope that is what you choose."
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173977
173978 173979 173980
>>173975
The unicorn specter stares - or seems to, hard to tell - for a moment, and then replies
"Then I will come"

>>173976
"That's a whole year from now"
He looks up, and then blinks
"Are we going to do all of this? Snow and Caballo and coco?"

>>173974
"No, I..." She looks over at Kira with an odd expression
"Know you don't eat those... but... like, big creatures? And yes, we need furniture."
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173978
173982
>>173977
Posey proceeds down the road, humming softly. She continues strolling until she finds the artillery.
"The machinery should be not far from here..."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173979
173982
>>173977
Silver nods with conviction, like he knows for a fact that is exactly what they will do.

"All of it."
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173980
173982
>>173977
Kira tilts her head, a motion she has become very familiar with today.

flicks tongue

"I...suppose they are fairly big? Oh, and pigs. Really just whatever we can hunt out in the savanna or that the herders and fishersnakes have ready for eating."
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173982
173984 173986 173987 173989
>>173980
"I... see... So do you plan to eat falafels, mostly, while here?"

>>173978
"Wait. let me get my cards."

"We cannot leave yet."

"The Monarchist magic has trapped us here."

>>173979
intense tail wagging
"Yay!"
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173984
173985
>>173982
Ffs, let me check the rules for exorcisms...
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173985
>>173984
I think that’s… unnecessary
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173986
173988
Screenshot_20240527-173441.png
>>173982
>We cannot leave yet
>Monarchist magic
I'm going to just roll religion to see wtf this means.
[1d20+9 = (17+9) = 26]
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173987
173988
>>173982
"Heh, probably not, but I actually did sort of like those. No, I'd probably find a farm and buy a goat from them, or I'd go hunting. It's be a lot easier if I had access to opium, but I can make do."
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173988
173991 173992
>>173986
They are also tied to objects, like Carried Pack, and Posey does not have these objects. One of them does not understand why this is, and blames the Monarchists. Another refuses to accept this is so, but understands he needs the object to move.

>>173987
“Ah, okay.” This answers Neela, until it doesn’t. Her ears perk up.
“Opium?!”
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173989
173990
>>173982
D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. It's enough to melt Silver's heart.

"You ready to come inside? I am going to make pancakes for breakfast."
Anonymous
94307e3
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No.173990
173993
>>173989
“Yes! I want pancakes.”
He hops, and then follows Silver
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.173991
173994
>>173988
Posey requests for each of the ghosts to recall any objects that might have been close to them.
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173992
173994
>>173988
"Yes, opium. We made an oil we'd coat the tips of our arrows with. If we didn't bring the creature down with the first shot, they would eventually fall either unconscious or be rendered unable to flee. We're not really built for long-distance pursuits. It also makes you feel all funny and fuzzy for a short time after.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173993
173994
>>173990
Silver smiles and heads back inside with the bouncing happy colt to make pancakes.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173994
173995 173996 174004
>>173991
"My playing cards"

"A scalpel. In that bag you moved earlier"

"My locket"

>>173992
"Okay then..." She answers, still moving towards the row house

>>173993
Silver reenters the house with White Orchid. Now what else does he do?
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.173995
173997
>>173994
First of all, is Khoi downstairs yet?

And is Clip still indecent?
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.173996
173997
>>173994
Kira follows, mostly because Neela knows the city better than she does.

"So...are we stopping at the house first and then going to go get furniture?"
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.173997
173998 173999
>>173995
No.

Yes.

>>173996
"I would assume so, yes." She answers
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.173998
174000
>>173997
"Alright, I just want to make sure."

Kira hums a tune to herself as they stroll/slither along the sidewalks.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.173999
174000
>>173997
Oh my

"Huh, I guess Khoi is not yet ready to come down." Silver looks down to White Orchid. "Want to help me make pancakes?"
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.174000
174001 174003
>>173998
A foal comes up to Kira and asks "What are you?" Before its scared mother can drag the colt off

>>173999
"Sure" White Orchid answers. He comes into the kitchen. However, Silver sees a problem - White Orchid is too small to reach the countertop reliably while seeing what he's touching.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.174001
174002
>>174000
Is there a stool or something similar for him to climb up on?
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.174002
174005
>>174001
Yes.

Silver can finally see that Khoi has come down, being distracted in the living room
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.174003
174006
>>174000
Kira smiles brightly, and before the mother gets a chance to pull the foal away, she answers.

"I'm a lamia! I'm from far away, across the ocean in Zebrica!"
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.174004
174006
>>173994
Posey collects the items, and asks the ghosts their home addresses to write down later.
Then she goes on her way down the road.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
?
No.174005
174006
>>174002
Silver peaks out into the living room to see what's going on, while already knowing full well what has her so distracted.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.174006
174007 174008 174010 174029
>>174005
It's exactly what it seems like.

>>174004
The paying cards are in the tall grass, being a bit worn down, at least on the outside, by weathering.

The scapple is in the bag in the crater, in fairly good condition.

The locket is damaged by fire, underneath and next to the burned out truck.

>>174003
The little pony waves back, but is moved away

Kira surely arrives back soon
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.174007
174030
>>174006
He calls out to Khoi, regardless if the noise will wake up the sleeping beauty or not.

"Hey, in here! We are getting ready to make pancakes!"
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.174008
174030
>>174006
She does wave back to the little colt before they get too far apart. It gives Kira hope, that foals apparently have less fear than their parents and might learn one day that ponies and lamias can be friends.

When they arrive home, Kira takes a moment to look around at the inside of their rowhouse, commenting, "This is the first time I'm living somewhere different from my mother, you know?"
Anonymous
06b345c
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No.174010
174029
>>174006
Posey places them in her bag, and proceeds down the road.
Anonymous
5dffcbe
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No.174029
174037
Ghost_Unicorn_Pony.png
>>174010
>>174006
Okay, so Posey has her haunted pokeballs fetters, and she proceeds trotting down the road, with the ghosts in tow.
Does she make it to her destination? She implores if the ghosts know anything about where the artillery might be stationed.
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.174030
174031 174032 174037
>>174007
"Huh?' Khoi raises her head, and then looks to Silver. She then walks towards him, into the kitchen with he and White Orchid.

>>174008
Neela places the food down on the counter, and looks around, taking note of what they don't have.

She does reply to Kira
"Really? You mean this is your first time to live away from family?"
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.174031
174033
>>174030
Silver gets the stool for White Orchid, then gives them a list of ingredients to gather from the kitchen: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk, butter, and eggs. He also asks them to check for anything they wish added into the pancakes, like chocolate or berries.
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
?
No.174032
174033
>>174030
"Oh yeah. I've camped out on my own in the savanna, of course, but to actually, properly live without my mother...no, never before."
Anonymous
48fa069
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No.174033
174035 174036
>>174032
"Do... Lamias normally live with their parents most of their lives? Move out on their own?" Neela pauses, as she seems to genuinely not know

>>174031
Khoi looks around through out the kitchen, opening almost every cabinet looking for ingredients. She actually stares at the baking powder directly, and moves past it. With the eggs, the butter, and the milk, she shakes her head and says what sounds like a curse or something disapproving in a foreign language, but does at least get the butter.
Kubana "Nope Noodle" Kirafiki
89e77c9
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No.174035
>>174033
"It's normal for us lamias to live with our families for a time, until we're ready to start a family of our own or we get married off to another lamia. It's not like how I've heard it is in other countries where a young adult moves out as soon as they come of age."

Kira doesn't really have much knowledge on what is considered normal furniture for a modern home, be she's already got some ideas of what they need: they need places to sit, both for Neela and whatever non-lamia guests they might have in the future, a place to eat like a kitchen table, a bed for Neela, and maybe a dresser for her clothes. Outside of that it might be nice to get some decorations to spruce things up, like rugs or curtains.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
89e77c9
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No.174036
>>174033
Silver chuckles, and grabs the things they forget to grab either accidentally or purposefully. He goes on to describe the purpose of each ingredient.

"Flour is base of pancake recipe. Baking powder is leavening for making pancakes light and fluffy. Sugar makes them sweet, and salt is used to enhance flavor. Milk, butter, and eggs will add rich moisture, and egg especially will help bind everything together."

He asks White Orchid to use his muscles to grab a large mixing bowl, and for Khoi to grab measuring cups and measuring spoons, both teaspoon and tablespoon. He also gets a small pan, puts it on a burner on the oventop, and adds a stick of butter to melt. Silver then tells them to take 5 cups of flour, 3 tablespoons of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and a teaspoon of salt, and mix it all together in the mixing bowl.
Anonymous
b684013
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No.174037
>>174029
>>174030
Does Posey make it down the road?