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Occupied Equestria
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67940
68595 106759
A new Role-playing game, using mechanics from DnD 3.5, and the Universe of My Little Pony and the My Little Pony based mod for Hearts of Iron 4, Equestria at War. The setting is an industrialized Equestria after the nation has been split between The Changeling Empire and former Equestrian colony.
Anonymous
pqvAl
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No.67941
67942 67944
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Sounds neat. So is it a boardgame or electronic? Also, Equestria no longer exists and the Changelings won? Tell us more about the story.
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67942
67944
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>>67941
This.
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67944
67946 67953
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>>67942
>>67941
Lol, it's a roleplaying game to be played here on /vx/, essentially D&D, as that is the mechanics I will be using.

This story features an alternative timeline where Chrystalis, rather than doing the grand infiltration she did in the two part season finale of Season 6, unified a set of changeling hives, developed more modern weaponry, and attacked Equestria in force. Meanwhile, on the continent of Griffonia, the Equestrian colony of New Mareland suffered a Great Depression, excessive griffon immigration, and threats from griffon nations after the chaos caused by the fall of the Griffonian Empire. They declared Indepence, and installed a Pony Nationalist government called the Black Hooves. They invaded several smaller griffon nations, causing Equestria to declare war on them. When the Changelings invaded, New Mareland invaded the opposite side of Equestria, and ultimately Equestria was defeated and split down the middle.

This story takes place in the New Mareland occupied zone in the area of Baltimare, the Forbidden Jungles (of Daring Do), and the Dragon isle. It features both magic and modern weaponry from around the Interwar period.

It features a number of factions, including Communist Rebels, ponies who want to restore the Equestrian Monarchy, Changeling spies, and the New Mareland government. Further south in the forbidden Jungles, there are Bandits, Natives, Settlers, and Industrialists trying to develop the forests. This is of course besides the Chimera, Manticores, and so forth that one is liable to run into
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67946
67949
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>>67944
Dark Star
An Orphaned pony that is looking to the Black Hoofs, For assistance. The only Friend He has Left is his Owl Companion. He is Currently Heading to The City Hall, to join the Black Hoofs Party.

str 13
Dex 17
Con 15
Wis 7
Int 12
Cha 15
Fort 4 Ref 4 will 1
25 hp

Weapons
Bolt Action Rifle

Owl
+2 +2 +1 2 Evasion,Link,Share Spells


Anonymous
oIADu
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No.67948
67952
I guess we're starting now?

Okay, my character comes towards wherever-the-fug the exposition is centered, dragging a cart. She's cliaked in a dress that covers her mane and head, not unlike that of a Catholic nun; it appears to be rather a rather plain and formal attire, as though she were dressed for Sunday Mass.
The cloaked figure is dragging a small cart with a canvas tarp draped over it, and is slowly making her way towards the center of attention with slow, tired steps. By her head floats a cane made of gnarled, laqured wood, suspended in the air by magick as she slowly but drags her payload.
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67949
67951
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>>67946
Well, I don't think i will let any players start the game already in possession of a firearm other than a break-action rifle, anyways....

Before you stands the Grand Baltimare Hotel. 5 stories tall, the brick building is the tallest of the Baltimare City Square, and follows a model of Architecture popular in the 950's. Of course, it's not the "Grand Baltimare Hotel" anymore. The windows on the upper levels are sealed shut and closed, and the lower level has a small section of cast iron fencing around it. This is now the Headquarters of the Black Hooves in the Baltimare Autonomous District, and a new sign has (finally) been placed above the entrance to reflect that.

To the side of the steps that lead up to the entrance are two Griffons, one with a rust red feather coloration, and the other with black. They are tall and mean looking as Griffons tend to be. One is smoking, and both are wearing tan military uniforms, complete with “Brodie” metal helmets. Each carries a rifle in their claws, some sort of Karbiner of foreign manufacture. Up the steps, and by the door, are two ponies, one a lavender Earth pony and the other a white Unicorn who stand immediately by the door. They wear full black outfits that resemble police officer’s uniforms, but much darker. They wear caps that resemble officer’s caps, and while neither carries a gun, at least one can be seen to have a handgun in holster.
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67951
67952 67954
>>67949
Which one seems to be in charge?
CwgBy
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No.67952
67955 67975
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>>67948
>>67948
The gangway to the steamer is drops down onto the dock. The [i]Serene Traveller was a medium sized ship that carried as much or more mail and spices as passengers, but at least a hundred ponies, zebras, and other assorted races walked down on the docks. As you walk down, a Sailor directs you and all passengers to go through Customs.

At the customs house, you stand in line and eventually walk up to a tan Unicorn in Green uniform and with a black cap. He looks down at your cart, and says “looks like you have some items to declare.” He casts a spell on you. “Please give truthful responses to the following questions.”

He asks you in sequence the following questions. Please give answers to each in order

“What is your name?”

“What is your place of origin?”

“For What purpose do you come to the Baltimare Autonomous Region?”

“How long do you intend to stay? If you intend to stay indefinitely, answer that your purpose is ‘immigration’.”

“Are you currently or have you ever been a member of the communist party of any nation, or have you ever been a member of any left-wing political organization of any nation that seeks the establishment of a workers state by means of violent revolution?”

“Are you an Anarchist? That is, do you believe in the overthrow of the government by means of violence or assassination of public officials?”

“Are you or have you ever been a member of the Reformitsen parties of Hellquil or Longsword, or have you ever been a member of an organization that perpetrates genocide against ponies?”

“Finally, have you been infected with a vile or infectious disease in the past six months?”

>>67951
Well, that'd be through the door
\r
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67953
67954
>>67944
In a bar in Baltimare, a stallion is finishing up his duties cleaning up before heading to his room upstairs.
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67954
67957 67958
>>67953
Does he have a long, heavy night of sulking in misery planned?

>>67951
Eh, I'll set out the next scene. As you go up to the door, a black uniformed guard stops you, and pats you down for weapons.

You tell the guard that you want to join, and he directs you to a unicorn on the far left after you enter.

When you enter the first floor, you see an open lobby with a pair of marble counters, including of course, the unicorn on the far left. In the lobby are a few people walking by. A pair of ponies come down stairs, and in the corner, a minotaur in Tan stands with a submachine gun in strap hanging over his shoulder
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67955
67956
>>67952
As im walking towards the building i look at the griffons by the door and say "Hey Feathers, is this the place to join the Black hoofs?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67956
>>67955
The one who is smoking looks up at you, and pauses for a moment to take out his cigarette.

"It's party headquarters, yes"
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67957
67959
>>67954
i salute everyone i see in the room over zealously.
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67958
67959
>>67954
>long, heavy night of sulking in misery
Close enough
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67959
67960 67961 67962
>>67957
The minotaur looks at you with a kind of surprise. The mailman is even more surprised.

You may now approach the unicorn, who is sitting on a chair behind the counter. He is a very dark blue, and wears a black vest. His horn is covered in gold plate two thirds above the base, almost like a tooth filling. You can see that his left foreleg is actually a metal prosthetic. His Rear right leg is likewise prosthetic, missing below the thigh. Where his cutie mark should be on his left is a pink and tan area of hairless hide, as it it were burned off. On his right flank, you can see a cresting wave cutie mark

>>67958
You are not drunk yet
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67960
67962
>>67959
Oh yes, the blue unicorn also has a black eye patch over his left eye, and a a scar on his mouth on the left side
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67961
67964
>>67959
He can't afford to be drunk when he doesn't have his papers.
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67962
67964 67966
>>67959
>>67960
Dark Star walks over to him "hello, i am DarkStar. i would like to join the party."
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67964
67965 67966 67967
>>67961
I see, so what is your next course of action?

>>67962
"Dark star. I've been told you have applied before."

He reaches out his right hoof to Shake hooves

"What sort of membership role are you looking for? Enforcement? Or just a regular membership"
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67965
67968
>>67964
Onyx Steel decides to check that his weapon is out of sight before counting off some money to go look for a shop.
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67966
67972
>>67964
>>67962
"My Name is Sea Breeze, by the way"
you can see he has a number of medals on his vest, though they look mostly like campaign medals
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67967
67970
>>67964
"Whereever i am needed,sir."
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67968
67969
>>67965
If it's in his room that is above the bar, then it is definitely out of sight from the general public

>counting off money
'Bout how much you think you have?
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67969
67970 67973
>>67968
Enough pay to at least afford some bread.
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67970
67971 67972
>>67967
"We need every frontline soldier, and every garrison reservist we can get. We don't have nearly enough Able bodied ponies"

>>67969
That, yes. But if you want super fancy ultra-magical gear.... I'm afraid you don't have that kind of paycheck
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67971
>>67970
As long as he can get some bread in town to feed himself, he'll be fine.
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67972
67974
>>67966
"impressive medals,sir."
>>67970
"I am more than willing to be sent to the front sir, i dont have much left to live for anyways."
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67973
>>67969
Go to the bread line
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67974
67976
>>67972
>>67972
"Thank you. This one is my Zaphian campaign medal, this is my Hellquil campaign medal, this is wounded in action..." he lists like 5 of these

>>67972
"Since you've come by here before, we can start the process. Follow me"

He gets up and makes a nad signal to a pony across the room. You notice this pony has great difficulty walking. He uses unicorn magic to move up his rear leg, and his front is stiff. He also seems to have pain with unicorn magic. The gold plate sparks a couple times.

He gets out from behind the counter, and walks into the lobby, over towards a stairwell

"Follow me up here. We need to do a test, then ask you some questions"
Anonymous
oIADu
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No.67975
67980
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>>67952
>“What is your name?”
"I go by the name of
>“What is your place of origin?”
"I hail from hail from a monastary in the East, the Far East."
>Purpose
"Have traveled from afar in to this city to devote myself to service to the poor. Where there are cities, there is poverty; I go where I sense I am needed."
>How long
"For as long as I am welcome. Should the need for my services expire, I would humbly make my leave."
>Are you an X
"Communist? What's that?" The mare seems perplexed at the pony's questions, seemingly not used to being asked so many things at once
"I assure you that needless violence is against my way of life. All life is sacred."
>Longsword, Reformitsen, Hellquil, etc
"I don't recognize any of those names."
>Disease/health
"I can wholeheartedly declare that I am in condition to serve." She says, puffing out her chest fluff boldly
>Anarchist
>Government
>Revolution
>Violence
"... I'm not entirely sure what a 'government' is, but I am more than willing to abide by the customs of this land."

>Something to declare
The cloaked mare smiles warmly beneath her shawl, as she slowly pulls back the tarp of her rickety old cart, using the tip of her gnarly cane.
The tarp falls away to reveal a cart filled mostly with fruits (bananas, leches, oranges, etc). Among the goods like a collection of medicinal herbs, of a rather old-fashioned variety. There appear to be several simple cloth dolls and wooden knick-knocks, pickles, candied fruits and other mundane goods, including a copiuous amount of Chinese medicine balls.
"Medicine, for the children.."
A magical glow gently picks a sealed red envelope (stamp included). On the outside of the package is a note to reveal that the envelope contains a letter of credit: a rather large donation addressed to a poverty center in the city.
"And expenses.. All I can afford to give."
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67976
67977
>>67974
Dark Star looks at him with pity as he follows behind him as not show disrespect by looking at him with pity to his face
"Yes Right Away,sir."
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67977
67979
>>67976
He walks down a hallway on the second floor, making you walk in front of him. He comes to a room where a white Griffon with, well, "sharper" features than normal stands. The Griffon opens the door.

"Go on in, this is the location. Please sit in that chair over there"

You are in what appears to have been a hotel room, with part of a wall taken out and a mirror placed in. In the room is a green earth pony in Black, who seems to be missing a hind-leg and has a prosthetic. He carries an automatic pistol in his mouth. The griffon stands on a separate side from you, and is holding a submachine gun
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67978
67989
>looks for food market to buy some grub
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67979
67981 67985
>>67977
"nice Feathers."
i walk over to the chair and take seat.
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67980
67982
>>67975
"Uh, I'm going to put you down as answering 'no' to
questions 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Alright mam, it appears that you are eligible to enter Baltimare under an immigration visa. We'll make an ID for you and a visa, but as for your cart..... Well, I think we are going to need a customs officer to take a deeper look at that, if you wouldn't mind parting with it for an hour or so."

"But now, could you please follow me? we are going to have to do a mandatory test on you. Please don't be startled by the armed guards, this is only a precaution."

She directs you to go into another room to your right, as officers pull the cart away. A Red and Blue flag hangs, with a separate flag of red and blue stripes with a diamond shape, and two horseshoes in the center, one on top of the other and the top one upside down
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67981
67983
>>67979
"Merci Beaucoup" the griffon says to you

Sea breeze directs you to look straight into his eyes.

"Alright, please keep both eyes open. Please remain looking at me. And don't mind them with the weapons, it is only a precaution. The Griffon has his submachine gun pointed at you, aiming down the iron sights (from a direction to your left, so he wouldn't hit Sea breeze in front of you), and the green earth pony aims his pistol at you as he stands to your right and to your front.

Sea breeze says "please be calm and still"
Anonymous
oIADu
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No.67982
67985
>>67980
*Follows the pony*
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67983
67985
>>67981
Dark Star is completely calm
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67985
67986 67987
>>67979
>>67982
In this new room there is a sectioned off area. Two ponies with green uniforms stand, with three blue uniformed officers stand over to the side spread out. One of the blue uniformed officers approaches her

"You must be restrained for the duration of the test." She places what are essentially handcuffs on the kirin's forehooves, then back off. You can see that the three ponies have now drawn pistols and are aiming them at her

"Look into my eyes," says a green uniformed pony. He pulls out a flash light, and aims it into the kirin's eyes. "Don't blink."

He does this to each eye for a number of seconds, and then turns the light off.
"Alright, we are done."

He makes a hand signal to the blue uniformed officers, and they put their guns down. One comes and takes the hoof cuffs off.

"Alright, proceed to the room on your right."

>>67983
Sea Breeze pulls out a flash light, turns in on, and shines it into Dark Star's right eye. "keep 'em open." The light is blinding. He does it to the left eye, then says "Alright," and turns off his light. He looks over to the griffon, and says "Jeane, that's all for now, you are excused." The griffon leaves the room.

The earth pony sits down in a chair looking at dark star
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67986
67991
>>67985
"Was that a Changeling test?"
oIADu
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No.67987
67988 67991
[1d20+9 = 12]
>>67985
Rolling Spellcraft, to attempt to discern what they did (she thinks it's magic).
Anonymous
oIADu
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No.67988
67991
>>67987
*Proceeds to room on right*
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67989
67990
>>67978
Onyx steel works in a commercial area that is not far from several markets. Across the street is a normal grocery market, as well as a delicatesin. Instead of either of these, he goes to a much poorer bakery. He sees a pony outside that looks like a young colt, with a black coat, grey mane, and wearing red vest. He says to passers by

"Why should our taxes go to foriegn imperialists? Our landowners and facotory owners get rich off our product. Why can we only afford to buy bread when they live lives of luxury? Fellow workers of the world, I tell you not the Princess nor the Black Hooves nor the monstrous changelings have the interests of the working class in mind"
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67990
67991
>>67989
Onyx sits down and listens while deciding what meager meal he'll eat tonight.
"Maybe he's right..."
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67991
67992 67995 67998 68000
>>67987
With her advanced knowledge of magic, the kirin is able to discern that no magic was invloved - they shined a flash light into her eyes while she was restrained and pointed guns at her

>>67988

"Alright, sit here, and smile"

A flash of light blinds her before she is ready

>>67986
"Aye mate, I see you know something already. Now let me ask you a few questions"

The Unicorn looks at Dark Star

"Do you swear to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth?"

He casts magic on Dark Star (zone of truth)

"Why do you want to join the Black Hooves?"

"How do you feel about Priness Celestia?"

"How do you feel about Griffons?"

"Are you a Communist?"

>>67990
The little colt actually wags his tail in an adorable way, and hands onyx hoof a pamphelt

"Hello fellow worker? What's your name? You look like a crystal pony. Are you from the Crystal empire?"
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67992
67993
>>67991
"The name's Onyx, and I was from the Empire..."
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67993
67994
>>67992
"Nice to meet you Onyx, My Name is Olly. I'm really sorry about what happened to your homeland. Do you have loved ones there?"
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67994
67996
>>67993
"I do, but I haven't heard from them since they left..."
Onyx shrugs a bit
"But hey, mail travels slowly during a war."
Anonymous
oIADu
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No.67995
67999 68000
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>>67991
The mare blinks profuses with her heavy eyelashes, surprised by the sudden flash.
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67996
67997
>>67994
"Aye, Let's hope they are okay under those parasitic Changelings.... Do you need a bite to eat, and would you like a helping hoof?"
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.67997
67999
>>67996
"Eh, I'm just out to buy a small meal tonight. But I do thank you for the offer, and the pamphlet."
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.67998
67999
>>67991
>"Do you swear to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth?"
"Yes"
>"Why do you want to join the Black Hooves?"
"to Honor my family."
>"How do you feel about Priness Celestia?"
"Shes fairly attractive,id like to take her out behind the barn if you know what i mean *wink* And she is A traitor to our people."
>"How do you feel about Griffons?"
"on the whole They Seem Fairly Decent. But Theres a Specific Griffion i Hate."
>"Are you a Communist?"
"if i was i would put myself Down. I Hate Communists more than anything else in existence."
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.67999
68002 68005
>>67995
"Alright, it looks like we have you cleared. As for your cart, well! I don't think you've ever heard of 'the Gastly blight' but it kills the hell out of citrus fields. We are going to have to confiscate your fruit - the bananas, oranges, all of it - and burn it. You, however, are free."

They hand you your cart back with what is left of your stuff, and a seperate pony hands you a document. It is a visa with your name and picture on it. You can see your eyes are closed for it.

You are now free to walk out into Baltimare

>>67997
Any time you need a helping hoof, we have a kitchen just up the road that gives out meals for free."

The Pamplet shows Proud ponies harvesting wheat together and sharing food on its cover, all in the socialist realism style

You go into the bakery, where there is bread on the wall, a pony buying bread, and a sort of tired earth pony with a wiry black mane at the counter

>>67998
Sea Breeze laughs at the part about having sex with Celestia

"To honor your family and a specific griffon? Did you have a life experience that affected your decision to join the Black Hooves?"
Anonymous
oIADu
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No.68000
68001 68002 68006
>>67995
>>67991
Is she directed to go anywhere else after the picture?
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.68001
>>68000
They hand her her visa, and her cart, and tell her "Welcome to Baltimare."
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.68002
68003
>>67999
Checked
"May a purchase a loaf of bread?"
>>68000
Double checked
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.68003
68004
>>68002
He looks kind of grumpy, but says "Yeah. That colt try to get you to join his religion or something?"
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.68004
68006
>>68003
"Just a bit, I haven't even looked it over"
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.68005
68006
>>67999
"Yes, my brother and i where orphaned at a young age.He Had a Friend In The Black Hoofs Back in New Mareland Before the war.He told me all about Fascism and i loved it. But he was Murdered just Before the war started, By a Griffon By the name of Scar. so i thought that maybe the party could help me."
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.68006
68007 68009
>>68000
"Oh, young mare, I almost forgot to tell you the terms of your visa. Your visa can be suspended, and you may be removed from the country if you are found to be materially aiding the enemies of Baltimare, or if you engage in Aggravated criminal activity. You are also not allowed to be a member of the communist party while here, and becoming a member can result in your removal"

>>68004
"He's been trying to direct my customers away all day"

>>68005
Sea breeze is a little perplexed
"you want the party to help you?"
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.68007
68008
>>68006
"Sorry to hear that sir"
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.68008
68011
>>68007
>>68007
"Aye, now how much bread do you want?"
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.68009
68012
>>68006
"Celesta never had anyone look into it. I thought Maybe i Could Find Some Comrades to Help me track him down."
oIADu
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No.68010
68012
[1d20+9 = 21]
Rolling knowledge (nature) to see if I know about Ghastly Blight
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.68011
68012
>>68008
"Just a loaf will do"
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.68012
68013 68015 68016
>>68010
Ghastly blight is a fungus that affects many species of fruit bearing trees and plants. It is native to Zebrica and afflicts plants there, including causing multiple famines. It has more recently spread to Equestrian shores, and has already caused thousands of acres of many fruit trees to die, and need to be burned in containment. It does not yet threaten the trees and wildlife of the Forbidden jungles - the trees are well spaced apart, unlike in fruit orchards. Baltimare has ennacted customs requirements on fruit as a precaution to protect it's local industry

>>68009
"I see, who is he and where did this happen? Did you contact the local police?"

>>68011
"Here you go, that'll be three bits. You know, what that kid says about the Princess is utterly disgraceful."
Anonymous
WIaww
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No.68013
68014
>>68012
>Hands over bits
"Thank you. And you're right. Where would our light be without her to raise the sun?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
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No.68014
68017 68018
>>68013
he closes his eyes and places his hoof over his heart

"Praise Celestia and her light"

He looks at Onyx
"You sort of sparkle though. Are you one of those crystal folks?"
Anonymous
oIADu
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No.68015
68018
>>68012
I think one of my spells could fix that. They probably wouldn't believe her if she fixed it though...

The Kirin mare seems visibly disappointed by the loss of the fruit she had planned to donate, but sits patiently and does not argue with the guards. With what remains of her humble dowry, she makes her way to the orphanage with her delivery.
Anonymous
jmxuM
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No.68016
>>68012
"Yes, i was told word had been sent to celestia,But She Never got around to helping me. so i did a little digging, and found out his name, its Scar. He is a white feathered griffion with bright red markings, ive heard he might be lying low in the south."

Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68017
68018
>>68014
"You'd be correct"
Onyx then looks back over his coat
"Not as shiny as usual though"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68018
68019 68020 68021
>>68015
The kirin walks forward into the city from the Customs house. She can see many walking around, buildings of 3 to 6 stories, and many carriages. More than one Automobile and Truck goes through the streets, faster than the horse drawn carriages and seeming sort of dangerous. But they are the exception, not the rule. the city is much bigger and more urban and industrialized than she is used to. Mostly it appears clean. Mostly. The city is not, however, quite what she had expected. it is less impressive than the images she sees of Manehattan, appearing smaller, with shorter buildings, and fewer factor stacks. It does, however, look like it is probably host to a number of disadvantaged ponies

>>68014
"I see. Now, how do you plan to help the Black Hooves?"

>>68017
"So, you a, pledge allegiance to that Love Princess? What are you doing down here?"

Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68019
68022
>>68018
Is there an orphanage or similar poverty center she could visit?
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68020
68022
>>68018
"The war ended up driving me here"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68021
68022
>>68018
"Whatever The Party Needs Me to do.Sir"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68022
68023 68024 68026
>>68019
She'd need to ask somepony for that, or find a map, or succeed on a knowledge check

>>68020
"I see. Well, I hope you have a better day tomorrow"

>>68021
He moves around his prosthetic leg to a more comfortable position.

"Half this city is run by Communists, down south we have bandits and occasionally unruly bandits, all with the ever looming threat of changeling infiltration or invasion."
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68023
68025
>>68022
"You too"
Onyx takes his bread and heads back to his room above the bar.
oIADu
?
No.68024
68025
[1d20+10 = 26]
>>68022
Rolling Survival to navigate through the city
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68025
68027 68029
>>68023
I'm not perfectly sure what to do with your character now

>>68024
Oh she could navigate it alright. But she doesn't know where to go
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68026
68031
>>68022
"I Would be Partial to removing the communists if i have a choice."
oIADu
?
No.68027
68031
[1d20+10 = 17]
>>68025
Is that knowledge Geography?
That's not a class skill for me, so I could only roll if it were common knowledge (DC 10).
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68028
Ignore that roll
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68029
68031
>>68025
Just throw something interesting at me if you'd like
Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68030
68031 68034
Screenshot_2018-12-03 Pony Creator Full Version.png
I'll get fully started on this tomorrow but a new challenger approaches
CwgBy
?
No.68031
68032 68033 68034 68035
[1d20+3 = 21]
>>68026
"Well, that actually coincides with what we had in mind. You see, we can't really afford to train you formally or let you in just yet, but we could let you in on a provisional basis if you could maybe prove yourself to us with a sort of.... 'task,' if you will"

>>68029
ROLL FOR INITIATIVE

>>68027
just buy a map or ask somepony

>>68030
eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Where do you want to start?
oIADu
?
No.68032
68036
[1d20 = 11]
>>68031
Okay
Rolling Gather Information to find the orphanage.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68033
68036
>>68031
"A task you say? What did you have in mind?"
WIaww
?
No.68034
68036
[1d20 = 17]
>>68030
>Cuts self on the edge
>>68031

Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68035
68036
>>68031
Undetermined. I haven't read the thread very far, just wanted to get my hoof in the door
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68036
68037 68038 68039
>>68032
The kirin finally decides to just ask somepony. The first pony was offended that a stranger wanted to talk to him, the second one was kind of creepy, but the third one had some useful inormation.

"Why I think you are looking for the Ophranage at the top of the Hill. It's operated by the Sisters of Saint Prancis. I think they would welcome volunteers. just go down this road until the end, then to the left down the end"

>>68033
"We have two of our griffon reservists that we believe are secretly members of the communist party here in Baltimare. We'd love to follow them, but, well, we don't have any pony that whose faces they haven't already seen. We'd like you to follow them in a couple nights, and if you can, sit in on their meeting. We think they meet somewhere in the factories near the docks. Now, just meeting and talking about communism is not illegal, but if they are planing the overthrow of the state, if they have foriegn supporters, or if they are importing arms, well... that is arrestable

>>68034
Onyx steel walks down the street. After traversing some distance, a Dire Rat springs out of a trashcan.

It closes distance in its round, where it has initiative

>>68035
That's okay, I am starting each character separately at the moment
WIaww
?
No.68037
68040 68042
[1d20+9 = 26]
>>68036
Onyx steps on the rat
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68038
68040
>>68036
The Kirin lowers her head in a modest bow.
"I humbly thank you for your assistance."
She gives him a silent prayer, and heads off in the direction he showed her, with her cart of donations in tow.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68039
68040
>>68036
"Can i beat up on them if they are communists?"
CwgBy
?
No.68040
68041 68043 68046
[1d3 = 1]
>>68037
Is step

Rolling for damage

>>68038
She goes down the street past restaraunts, shops, and eventually even things like factories, until the building narrow out a bit. She finds herself on a hill that she can be sure is the orphanage. It is three stories tall, grey brick, and there is a nice, inviting door.

>>68039
"Only if they do one of the things I mentioned - conspire against the government, conspire with foreigners, so forth"
WIaww
?
No.68041
68042
[1d3+4 = 5]
>>68040

Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68042
68044
>>68037
>>68041
Blood splatters everywhere as Onyx's oblong step is enough to crush the rat, killing it instantly
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68043
68045
>>68040
The Kirin Sister wheels her cart up to the door and takes a moment to ensure that her shawl is in order, before politely knocking on the front door with her oversized cane.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68044
68048
>>68042
"Maybe I could stand to lose a few pounds...."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68045
68050
>>68043
The door is opened by a brownish Earth pony dressed fully in black dress. "Come in! What is your name?"


Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68046
68048
>>68040
"Ill be honored to Do this for the party,Sir."

Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68048
68049 68052
>>68046
"Well, you seem trustworthy enough...."
He looks away for a moment, then back again.

"I think we can allow you on a provisional basis. Complete this task, and you will able to get more priviliges"

"You need only know them as "red" and "Black." He hands over two images of griffons. Despite having similair color schemes to the two griffons outside the building, they seem distinct looking. In fact, you have to notice that the griffons you have seen look kind of.... diverse.

"Find out where these two of our reservists are going, and maybe you can join. Don't shoot anyone you aren't supposed to, or we will disown you and say you are a random criminal."

He pushes over a revolver pistol, then a box of shells

>>68044
Onyx looks over to his side, and sees that a little white pegasus colt has been watching. He was so close, his face is covered in blood. he has a horrified expression.... at first. His face turns to an expression of Glee.

"That was AWESOME! You are incredibly strong Mr."
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68049
68053
>>68048
Onyx really hopes this doesn't turn into a repeat of all the new recruits seeing his strength for the first time.
"Uh, thanks"
He makes sure to turn so his injured eye is away from the kid.
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68050
68053
>>68045
The Kirin bows politely.
"Greetings, sister. You may call me call me Ash.
I hailed from a far away land to devote myself to serving the poor children of this city."
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68052
68053
Spoilered
>>68048
"Yes,Sir. I thank you for giving me this opportunity."
>red and black
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68053
68054 68055 68060
>>68049
"Mr., you are so strong, do you think maybe you could help my daddy?"

>>68050
The Pony Enthusiastically shakes her hooves.

"Aye, I'm Sister Marery. We are the nuns of the Order of Saint Prancis, and we take care of the Poor orphaned Children. You know there have been so many since the War, and we haven't been able to get as much money from canterlot. We need all the help we can get...."

>>68052
Sea Breeze tells you more Where you could expect to find these two. They don't know for sure, but a coworker heard some things, and has seen them around with the wrong crowds. as for the communists meetings, they haven't done many of them, mostly because of fear of police raids, and when they do, they rarely do anything, well, illegal. But they seem to have grown more audacious recently, like something is up.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68054
68056
>>68053
Onyx's ears twitch
"What kind of help?"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68055
68056
>>68053
"Would you like me to infiltrate them?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68056
68057 68059
>>68054
"Well, you see Mr., my daddy owns a shop on the other side of town, and there are these ponies that come in and take money from him. They say it is for his protection, and that I don't need to worry about it, but I've seen the way he looks the two times I was there when it happened. And well, you look like one of those people who fight to help others.

>>68055
"Of course. Or at least spy on them from a distance. They don't know who you are, so if they find you, it won't cause them to flee thinking there is a raid. Or shoot you. Keep your cool, and find out what is going on"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68057
68058
>>68056
"I will not fail you,sir."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68058
68061
>>68057
Sea Breeze shakes Dark Star's hoof, and allows him to leave
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68059
68062
>>68056
Onyx looks like he's seriously considering saying no, before sighing and hanging his head down.
"I'll help, but first I need to grab something. Can you wait here?"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68060
68062
>>68053
*Bowing intensifies*
"I would wish to assist in anyway I can.
If you would accept, I have brought a humble offering to the children of this establishment."
She wheels in her (reduced) cart full of goods and pulls out the red envelope from her chest fluff.
"As much as I could offer, for their sake."
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68061
68062
>>68058
As Dark Star Leaves the building, he walks up to the minotuar in the lobby.
"Excuse me which way to the docks?"
you did say they were at the docks right?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68062
68063 68064 68066 68072
>>68059
The colt looks up at him, impressed, and sits on the ground

>>68060
"Why, Praise Celestia! Sisters, we have donations! A number of other ponies come down, all wearing similar black dress. They go over to the cart, and pull up items. "We've been very poor. The Orphanage run by the Domanenicans had to shut down in Moonlight Shores..."

>>68061
Sea Breeze pulls out a map, and shows the approximate location. He doesn't know the exact building, and in any event they probably change it regularly
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68063
68065
>>68062
Onyx chuckles a bit while heading back to get his halberd. Once he returns, he asks the colt to lead the way.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68064
68069
>>68062
*salutes Sea Breeze as hes leaving*
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68065
68068
>>68063
The colt happily prances forward. You can see he was actually a decent way away from the shop. The shop is a flower establishment, and when he walks through the door, he gets a face full of pollen, and can see the Stallion who the colt says is his father: A tan Pegasus who looks a bit older and with a beard. When he moves, he seems to have a sort of limp, as if he had an injury to his side or his hip
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68066
68069
>>68062
"That's so unfortunate.. I shall do all I can to help.."
Then her expression warms somewhat
"Now, where are the children?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68068
68069
>>68065
"Good day sir. Your son met me in the street and asked if I could help you. I was wondering what you needed help with."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68069
68070 68071 68077
>>68064
Sea Breeze nods, and Dark Star leaves the building. He has a holster for his revolver, and a permit, but the pistol is visible when he wears only a vest. Or whatever he wears

>>68066
"Right down this way."

Sister Marery goes first into the room. The children seem to be frightened. They are actually hiding underneath covers.
"It's okay little ones, it's not the Stallions from the Harbor. You can come out. This is Sister Ash, she comes from the East and has brought goods for us." The little colts and fillies come out. They look kind of malnourished, actually, and the clothing they have looks used

"We really can't say how grateful we are."

A little tan colt comes up to Ash
"What are you supposed to be exactly?"
A fillie pokes at her scales

>>68068
"You here for the Florist job?"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68070
68074
>>68069
*Dark Star heads to a tailor*

Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68071
68074
>>68069
Onyx looks at the kid
"Is that why you brought me here?"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68072
68073 68075
>>68062
The envelope is rather gaudy, laced with chinese symbols like the envelopes given to children on new years (pic related). Inside is a considerable amount of money, worth more than 9000 bits. It should be enough to pay off the mortgage for he church, and pay for any renovations necessary.
"My sisters pooled the last of our resources for this package. Our temple has been all but disbanded in these past few years; it's the least we could do to offer what we had left to the needy.."
She looks somewhat gloomy
".. I have no place to return to.. I can only beg your hospitality, and pledge to you my services."
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68073
2172234_154928085394_2-480x356.jpg
>>68072
Forgot pic
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68074
68076 68078
>>68071
The colt looks to Onyx and his father

"You know father, the men who come in and take your money"
He responds
"for the seventh time, they are business associates of mine, nothing you need to concern yourself with. And who is this guy"
"He's a big big guy who hurts dangerous things. He looks like one of the soldiers of old"

>>68070
Baltimare does not have the fancy Saddle Row of Manehattan, nor the high class boutiques of Canterlot, nor even the tailors of Filliedelphia. but it has it's selection, and a few shops exist in Baltimare worth your time and bits. What are you looking for?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68075
68079
>>68072
"I see, we too have hard times, I am sorry for your temple. May Celestia be with you and your sisters"

Sister Marery takes the envelope and is astonished, shocked beyond words.

"Aye, if we take this, we're not going to get a visit by stallions in a month demanding interest, are we?"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68076
68081
>>68074
a long coat
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68077
68081
>>68069
The Sister smiles warmly, her mood visibly lifting in the presence of the children.
"I'm glad to meet you all." She says, kneeling down to eye level
>What are you supposed to be exactly
She passes for a bit, somewhat unsure how to respond
"... I'm your new new Sister, of course..." She says, dodging the question
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68078
68081
>>68074
Onyx absent mindedly kicks at the ground
"Well, um, I'm sorry to have intruded then."
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68079
68081
>>68075
*Eyes narrow*
"... Interest..? For charitable donations..?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68081
68082 68083 68085
>>68076
You walk to the store of the Pommel Fashion line, a one story building with nice Stallion's dress in the front. A older stallion with grey hair greats you.

"Good afternoon sir" he says with a fancy accent
"What can I do for you today?

>>68077
"Are you going to help us?"
"What happened to sister Sage?"
"your horn looks funny"

>>68079
"Well I just wasn't sure if we were being tricked into a loan or..."

>>68078
"No! come back! My dad needs help, he just won't admit it"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68082
68084
>>68081
"hello,Sir. Do you Have a Duster Coat? And do you sell cowpony hats?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68083
68084
>>68081
"Well, I don't know kid. Do you have any ideas of what I could do?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68084
68086 68088
>>68082
"Indeed, we can get you a duster coat. As for the hat, well, I believe I know what you want, yes"

>>68083
"If you could stay around until they come. I know they come every month. They came a couple days ago and he told them he didn't have money. They said they would be back. Soon"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68085
68087
>>68081
*Tickles foal*
"Yes, I will."
Sister Ash takes the hoof of Marey, stopping her as she speaks.
"Trust me. Only a wicked fool would think to deal 'loans' (she seems to spit this word out) to those who had nothing to offer themselves."
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68086
68090
>>68084
Onyx stares at the kid for a minute.
"Alright fine, I got nothing better to do anyway"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68087
68091
>>68085
The foal is tickled and giggles. A swarm of foals slowly start to attack her wild mane, feel the weirdly shaped horn, and rub the scales

"Aye indeed, but there are plenty of wicked foals in this world."

She moves around, and kneels down next to Ash, almost wispering.

"So tell me. Ya not a follower of Celestia are ya?'
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68088
68089 68090
>>68084
"Do they come in Black?"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68089
download 1.jpg
>>68088
>hitler dubs
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68090
68094 68169
>>68086
The colt sits him down in the flower shop. A couple customers come in or out, mostly buying for funerals and grave sites... or something. He's actually not entirely sure what people buy flowers for. The colt seems to spend time helping water flowers and the like, or checking petals for damage and so forth, and putting price tags on things. Onyx sits there for like an hour. The Stallion tells him his name is Petal Prancer, and tells Onyx far more than he could ever want to know about flowers

>>68088
"Indeed they do. We have fifty shades of black"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68091
68092
>>68087
[Also whispering]
"I cannot say that I am.. yet.. The people of my homeland are unfamiliar with the ways of your own. My allegiance is with nature, and my pledge to give up my body and spirit to those who cannot provide for themselves."
Then she bows once more.
"I humbly request to preach under your guidance, in service of these children."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68092
68093
>>68091
"You can stay certainly. We've got the room. As for vows, that can only be bestowed on the full followers of the Universal Colt of the Sun"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68093
>>68092
*Bows for the six gorrilionth time*
"I will be in your care."

And with that, I'm turning in for the night.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68094
68095
>>68090
"How many bits will those be Sir?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68095
68096 68097
>>68094
For the fancy, and fully fit? We could rush it in an hour or so at 150 bits for the set
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68096
68098
>>68095
"that sounds good to me. ill be back in an hour" *Dark Star shakes the ponys hoof*
"i never got your name sir. mines Dark Star."
Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68097
68098
>>68095
Are there any run-down, abandoned buildings for a shifty vagabond type?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68098
68099 68100
>>68096
"My Name is Trim Fit, thank you sir. By the way, if you need anything else, I can tell you where to look"

>>68097
This is Baltimare. Baltimare. Hell yes there are run down buildings? What are you looking for, abandoned house, abandoned factory, buildings that were nice before they got hit with an Artillery shell?
Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68099
68101
>>68098
Oooh! The last one!
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68100
68101
>>68098
"Well, i was thinking of finding a nice bar and heading there for an hour. Do you know any good ones?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68101
68102 68103
>>68099
Well, I must say that you've come to the right place.

East of Main street, between the Harbor and the city square, lies the oak branch apartments. This was a very nice part of town with nice little shops on the first level and apartments above them. However, the nothern section had it's roof cave in after being hit by Naval artillery fire. The southern portion has a smaller hole in it's roof, but was abandoned for some reason. Something about an unexploded 500 lbs bomb in the basement, I don't know, normies are superstitious in their understanding of what is and is not a safe place to live. Anyways, it has several rooms that are actually not water damaged, even if all of the windows on the first floor have been broken by looters. Thanks to an abundance of abandoned buildings in Baltimare, you may not even have to share it.
And if you don't like that, there are more

>>68100
The guy leans over and looks at him

"I don't think you're the kind of guy who wants a nice bar. I think you want one as rugged as you are"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68102
68104
>>68101
"Youre right."
Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68103
68104 68105
>>68101
"This seems a decent enough place to start" the shifty bat-pone Eeeeee's thinks to himself, his eyes taking in the remant aesthetics of the building. "Doesn't seem to be anyone here, and the price is right." he Eeeeee's as he carefully sidesteps broken glass and fragments of debris. Locating the most apparently stable room (preferably one with 2 exits) he unties his pack and begins laying out his bedroll. "Baltimare,..." he whispers quietly to himself as he lays down. He lays there, unable to sleep as his mind is racing.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68104
68106 68111
>>68102
"Let me tell you. There's this tavern in center town that is neither Hoity Toity, nor a hive of villainy. Just right in the middle. It's Called the East Side Tavern on East Main"

>>68103
There is an entire apartment free, with an exit out the back and front
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68105
68107
>>68103
Roll for Listen check
Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68106
>>68104
>Eeeeeee's quietly staring up at the ceiling, trying to concoct a plan. Will develop more tomorrow
pLgvQ
?
No.68107
68108
[1d20 = 7]
>>68105
Stats are unassigned or determined so far, but let's see what the dice says
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68108
68109
>>68107
You don't hear him until he's in the room. You get up to see a pissed off badger. Evidently the room wasn't so empty after all, as it yells at you in that weird animal language the vermin are liable to use
pLgvQ
?
No.68109
68110
[1d20 = 16]
>>68108
Is it hostile, or just pissy?
"Oh ffs, piss off you damn,... what sort of insult DO you call a badger?" he Eeee's internally, hooking a hoof on one of his throwing knives.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68110
68112
>>68109
What is that roll?
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68111
68113
>>68104
sorry got distracted by memes
"Thank you,Mr fit. ill be back in an hour or two."
*heads to the bar*
Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68112
68113
>>68110
Uhhhh, sense motive? It totally wasn't a mistake of not deleting the dice roll from previous, I swear
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68113
68114 68116
>>68112
Oh it's freaking hostile.

"Rable Rable get out of my house!"

>>68111
I'm guessing you want to meet up with Onyx?
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68114
68115
>>68113
thats right.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68115
68118
>>68114
Well, he's offline now, and I want him to have a fight before he goes back to the tavern
pLgvQ
?
No.68116
68117 68119
[1d20 = 19]
>>68113
Throwing knife
>inb4 I wasted my chance with that accidental roll
CwgBy
?
No.68117
68119
[1d6 = 3]
[1d20+6 = 20]
>>68116
Fucking hits

Rolling damage and to see if that is a critical
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68118
68119
>>68115
We Could say some time passes if you want.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68119
68120 68121
>>68116
>>68117
The Knife lands right in the eye of the angry badger, and it falls to the ground, bleeding. Dead. It looks like, by right of adverse possession, you have won the apartment against the opposing claimant. Also, there is a dead badger getting blood on the floor

>>68118
You head down to the bar and see the establishment, a two story wooden building
pLgvQ
?
No.68120
68122
[1d20 = 4]
>>68119
Stick it again double-tap
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68121
68122
>>68119
Any ponies of interest outside?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68122
68123 68124
>>68120
upon plunging your knife into it, you discover it had a tiny bit of life left in it as it bled out. But it's definitely dead now. And thus you learn the valuable lesson of the important of the Double Tap.

>>68121
At the moment, nopony appears to be outside of the establishment. At least, no pony you can recognize
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68123
68125
>>68122
*Dark Star walks in*
Anonymous
pLgvQ
?
No.68124
68125
>>68122
"Who's house?" he quietly mocks the badger before realizing that there's now a dead animal in his room. "At least it wasn't the cops," he sighs, dragging the body to another room before returning to retire for the night. "So far, so good" he Eeeeee's internally. "Too bad about that blight though, what I wouldn't give for a kiwi."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68125
68126
>>68123
A Dark Brown earth pony bar tender stands behind the bar. Other ponies sit else where in the bar, playing pool or talking

>>68124
Alas, there are no kiwis. They are outrageously expensive, like 2 bits just for one of them. No police either
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68126
68127
>>68125
Any good looking Mares?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68127
68128
>>68126
I mean, how good is good looking? Like maybe two 5s? It's a week night
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68128
68129
>>68127
"hmmmm"
*Walks over to the bartender*
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68129
68130
>>68128
He looks up and smiles
"What can I get for you tonight?"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68130
68131
>>68129
"Some Apple Whiskey,Sir."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68131
68132
>>68130
The bar tender pours him a shot

"I thought our help would be here by now"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68132
68133
>>68131
"Help?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68133
68134
>>68132
"I mean a guy who works here. He doesn't usually bar tend though. Cleans dishes and such. Anyways, it's just me tonight, that's all I meant to say. Anyways, how's your day?"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68134
68135
>>68133
"ah things are looking up for me, thanks for asking. if you need some help i could assist with dishes or something."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68135
68136
>>68134
"I am good now"
He hands over the drink
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68136
68137
>>68135
"Thanks"
Dark star drinks it
"can i get another one?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68137
68138
>>68136
"Of course"
He pours another one
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68138
68139
>>68137
"hey what do you think of the communist running around?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68139
68140
>>68138
"They've been doing this since before the War, they've always been popular here. I can tell you I don't want the state taking my bar"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68140
68141
>>68139
"Ah yea i could imagine, i wouldnt want my property taken either. How do you feel about the Black Hoofs?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68141
68142
>>68140
"They fucked us over in the war. We could have held off the Changelings if they hadn't come in"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68142
68143
>>68141
*thinking horse noises*
*Drinks the second shot*
"Well there certainly better than the changelings and the communists."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68143
68144
>>68142
"That's not saying much"

A guy takes issue with his last point, and interjects
"Oh please, Celestia declared war on them because she wanted to protect Griffons, and couldn't even keep the Changelings out of Los Pegasus. Hell, the Black hooves are the only ones who keep Chrysalis off Celestia's own throne"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68144
68145
>>68143
"All Celestia Cared about was Staying on her throne, she didn't care about us, and certainly not about me."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68145
68146
11B35E2D-C730-4B02-ABCA-6B5D464A3B28.jpeg
>>68144
>>68144
“Well, that [i]is what the communists have been saying for the last several years now, so you aren’t alone in thinking that”
He starts to clean a glass
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68146
68147
>>68145
"Bartender Pour him and me another drink."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68147
68148
>>68146
He pours the two another drink

The one who spoke is a grey Earth Pony with a pick axe cutie mark
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68148
68149
>>68147
where is he at? is he at a table? or at the bar?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68149
68150
>>68148
At the bar, further down
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68150
68151
>>68149
"Whats your name friend? mines DarkStar."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68151
68152 68154
>>68150
He looks over, at first uneasy to talk, and perhaps still reluctant

"My name is Steel Heart"
He takes a drink
"Thank's for the drink," and looks forward again
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68152
>>68151
how long has it been?
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68154
68155
>>68151
"You a Worker?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68155
68156
>>68154
"I had been for many years, worked in the Smokey Mountains as a miner."
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68156
68157
>>68155
"I always wondered how mining operations worked."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68157
68158
>>68156
"They had gotten better over the years. It used to be we had to remove the ore with shovels. They brought in steam shovels, then real big steam shovels, first to remove the top soil, then to remove the ore. I did pretty much all of this over the years"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68158
68159
>>68157
"The Black Hoof party Values our Workers more than the Communist ever could. The communists only pretending they love the worker until they take power then the workers are oppressed terribly."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68159
68160
>>68158
He seems unsure how to respond to that, and looks at him strange. He takes another drink.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68160
68161
>>68159
*Downs shot*
"Bartender,can i get one more."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68161
68162
>>68160
The bartender obliges, giving another shot
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68162
68163
>>68161
How strong is this whiskey?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68163
68164
>>68162
Evidently not strong enough for your purposes

I don't drink alcohol, so I can't really say what it is doing and how long it would take, only that it's enough that the bar tender should be aware you wouldn't be allowed to legally drive a vehicle if it were in the U.S.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68164
>>68163
*stars humming the theme song*
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68169
68170
>>68090
Onyx's patience is now running a bit thin.
"Listen kid, I'm sure you care a lot about your dad. But nothing is happening"
CwgBy
?
No.68170
68173
7E16D569-92F4-41B6-A22F-AB595CE77B90.jpeg
>>68169
>>68169
He looks at you with eyes of unfathomable sadness.
“Please Mr.?”
\r
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68171
68172
1879752__safe_artist-colon-lockhe4rt_cinder glow_summer flare_sounds of silence_spoiler-colon-s08e23_background kirin_cute_female_kirin_simple backgrou.png
Are we starting again?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68172
68175
>>68171
I was wanting to finish with Onyx Steel, so no unless you know what you want to do with your character now
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68173
68176
>>68170
Onyx sighs and looks at the kid.
"Listen, I've been here for the better part of a day and I know more about roses than I ever cared to learn. How much longer will I have to wait?"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68174
68176
*Drunk horse going on a rant about fascism noises*
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68175
68181
>>68172
My character would only be getting to know the orphanage as she stands.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68176
68178 68180
>>68173
The colt continues looking cute
"Dad closes shop in an hour. If they come today, it will be in the next hour"

>>68174
Steel Heart is... still surprised. Listening, I guess
oIADu
?
No.68177
68181
[1d20+6 = 13]
I'm going to go ahead and roll Knowledge (Religion) to see what my character knows about Equestrian Clergy, particularly this church.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68178
68181
>>68176
"An hour...."
Onyx decides that he was just gonna drink alone anyway, so he might as well just stick around.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68179
I could use some more ranks in that skill...
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68180
68181
>>68176
"You seem surprised,Have you not heard about their policies?"
CwgBy
?
No.68181
68182 68187 68189
>>68175
The main portion of the orphanage includes a kitchen, a common area, a play area for the younger fillies and colts, and all of the room. The colts and fillies are of every race, mostly children who lost parents to disease, crime, or the War. The orphanage is definitely full, but seems as if it has fewer foals than sister mary's description of the situation would imply. The sisters act with extreme distrust to stragers, and many of the foals hide when Ash walks into the room, but warm to her almost immediately.

The building is attached to a nunnery, which includes multiple classrooms where nuns teach the children. There is a chapel that always has nuns praying to the Princesses, with nice stained glass windows, besides dorms an such for the sisters. Out back, there is a garden with edible plants, and a small graveyard

>>68177
Unfortunately, she doesn't know that much about the Pransiscan Order. All She can really know is that they are a mendicant order of the Universal Colt of the Goddess of the Sun founded many centuries ago by Saint Prancis of Ass-Easternly. They follow an ascetic lifestyle and preach helping the poor. You know they do charity work and religious education. Aside from that, you don't know much else

>>68178
An hour goes by, and ponies come in and out, and buy flowers. The father is finally about to close up shop

>>68180
He seems uninformed
\r
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68182
68183
>>68181
Onyx decides to step just out the door while the shop is closed up.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68183
68184
>>68182
The air is a bit colder now, sort of surprising for the time of year and location. Ponies are on the street, and the colt comes up to him, and holds onto his leg
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68184
68185
>>68183
>Picks up leg
>Shakes
"Listen, I'm not leaving yet. Just staying out of the way"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68185
68186
>>68184
Some ponies pass by. Probably 5 minutes after closing time, a dark Earth pony and a Diamond Dog walk up, wearing black jackets. They walk past, and go in. No one has said anything to you nor have they said anything, but you can be pretty sure that these creatures are sketchy as hell. The Diamond dog's right claw is underneath his jacket. They approach the pegasus
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68186
68188
>>68185
Onyx ducks inside before the door closes, hoping this isn't about to go down how he knows it will.
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68187
68188
>>68181
"They Believe in A Strong Independent Economy, coordinating large corporations with the state, busting labor unions, and strong state-based worker protections, so the People Dont Get Fucked over,like they did under celestia and would under communism."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68188
68190 68191
>>68186
The Earth pony goes up to the father and can be heard saying

"So where's the money"

"I told you that I don't have it. I need more time"

"We gave you more time"

The colt hides behind you, and doesn't feel the need to state the obvious

>>68187
Steel Hooves takes another drink
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68189
68192
>>68181
How many foals/nuns are staying there altogether?
Sister Ash goes about the church, politely introducing herself to all the foals and the nuns. Later she asks Sister Marey (or whoever's in charge) where she can begin to help.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68190
68192 68193
>>68188
Onyx grabs his halberd in his mouth, and knocks it on the ground enough to make a decently loud klank
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68191
68192
>>68188
"Hey Bartender, id like to invest in your business."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68192
68193 68194 68195 68466
>>68189
I want to say there are around 10 nuns and 3 dozen foals, maybe more foals.

As stated before, the foals tend to be reticent, and the Sisters tend to avoid her or move away. Sister Marery starts to accompany her as she walks around to tell them "It's okay" and "she's not from the waterfront. They seem much nicer after that. Most seem fascinated by her scales and weird horn. Not only have they never met a kirin before, they haven't even heard of one

Sister Marery tells her we need help most with the laundry. But something tells me you would do well in the garden"

>>68190
The Earth pony looks at him, and the Diamond Dog turns fully towards him. The Diamond dog moves his hand out to show he is and has been holding a long knife, which he displays to Onyx. The Earth pony says "Oh, you want to go medieval?" The Diamond Dog says, in a voice that is a bit too high pitched for such a large creature "You're not with the police. Who sent you?"

>>68191
Now the bartender takes a drink.
"How much?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68193
68196
>>68190
>>68192
The Earth Pony reaches to evidently draw a weapon
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68194
68197
>>68192
"1000 bits. i want this place to succeed."
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68195
68197
>>68192
Sister Ash dutifully proceeds to the garden and inspects the plants.
WIaww
?
No.68196
68197 68199
[1d20+12 = 15]
>>68193
Onyx decides there's no time like the present, and charges the Earth pony.
CwgBy
?
No.68197
68198 68199 68200 68204 68466
[1d20+3 = 20]
[1d10+6 = 8]
>>68194
He raises his eyebrows
"That could be a 10% share"

>>68195
The more prominent portion of the garden concerns plants used for spices and the like. Mint, Rosemary, so forth. These plants grow bountifully. There is also a section that grows lettuce and tomatoes, besides peppers and cabbage. This is in less well shape. There is a small orchard of plums and apples, which the sister tells you don't grow as well here as in more temperate climates. You can see that there is a field where corn is growing, not fully successfully. Sister Rose tells you they made the field to try to see if the Earth ponies of the orphanage can learn how to grow. Not full success

>>68196
Hits, and rolling 1d10+6 damage on the Earth Pony. The Diamond Dog attacks with his knife
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68198
>>68197
Oof, that's a hit.
CwgBy
?
No.68199
68201 68202
[1d4+1 = 4]
>>68196
>>68197
The Earth pony is unambiguously wounded. He Stabs you with his knife. The Diamond Dog's hit lands. Rolling damage
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68200
>>68197
"That seems fine. i have an arrangement i need to get to, Good Day Gentlecolts."
WIaww
?
No.68201
68202 68206
[1d20+10 = 17]
>>68199
Onyx then quickly switches targets to stab at the dog.
CwgBy
?
No.68202
68203 68205 68206
[1d10+8 = 18]
[1d20+3 = 22]
>>68199
>>68201
I forgot to to roll the attack for the Earth pony

That attack on the diamond dog lands
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68203
>>68202
*DarkStar leaves the bar*
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68204
68226 68466
1847104__safe_screencap_sounds of silence_spoiler-colon-s08e23_background kirin_eyes closed_kirin_magic_plant_solo_unnamed kirin.jpeg
>>68197
Sister Ash closes her eyes and takes in the presence of the garden.
In a subtle, whispered tone, she gives a silent prayer in her native language. And uses up her prepared *Plant Growth* spell, using the *Enrichment* power of the spell. Link for convinience:
https://dnd-wiki.org/wiki/SRD:Plant_Growth

Then she picks up some gardening tools and puts herself to work.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68205
68207 68208
>>68202
>10
Nice
But yeah, it seem every attack will be hitting today.
CwgBy
?
No.68206
68208 68209
[1d20+3 = 19]
>>68202
>>68201
The Dog falls to the floor. He is Dead.

The Earth Pony decides to turn and run away. He is bleeding Badly and not running fast.

A mare walking by heard the commotion and looked through the widows. She yells at the top of her lungs "POLICE!!!!" and runs

Rolling to see if the Earth Pony's stab was a critical
CwgBy
?
No.68207
68208 68209
[1d6+1 = 7]
>>68205
The Earth pony's knife landed in a soft spot, causing double damage
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68208
>>68205
>>68206
>>68207
You have taken 18 total damage to health. You are bleeding badly. The Earth pony is disengaging and limping away. The ponies in the store are shocked.
WIaww
?
No.68209
68211 68213 68214 68216
[1d20+8 = 10]
>>68206
>Dead
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
>Crit
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
>Police
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
>>68207
Onyx winces, dropping his halberd, before attempting to overrun the Earth Pony
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68211
68212
>>68209
What is overrun?
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68212
>>68211
https://dnd-wiki.org/wiki/SRD:Overrun
CwgBy
?
No.68213
68214 68216
[1d20+1 = 20]
>>68209
Uh, I guess so.

The Earth pony's strength check opposes
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68214
68215
>>68209
>>68213
Your attempt to overrun the Earth pony has failed, and both of you fall to the ground in a pile of blood
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68215
68216
>>68214
"Oof"
Onyx then turns his head in the direction of the colt.
"YOU HAPPY NOW?"

Onyx collects himself, and limps away before the police arrive.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68216
68217 68218
>>68209
>>68213
The Earth Pony gets back up to continue to limp back out

>>68215
The colt smiles and waves. "You are my hero." As you leave the shop, probably at least six ponies across the street watch on in a kind of curious shock, having been alerted by the Mare
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68217
68219
>>68216
Onyx finds his way back to the bar, smiling the whole way back.
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68218
68220
>>68216
Do i see this crowd as im heading to the clothing store?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68219
68222
>>68217
I think you need to make a dice roll.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68220
68221
>>68218
Do you want to? If you want to, you can
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68221
68223
>>68220
yea i do
"Hey! Whats going on here!?"
WIaww
?
No.68222
68223
[1d20 = 2]
>>68219
Rollin
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68223
68224 68225
>>68221
4 Baltimare police officers are at the scene of a crime at a shop. Ponies talk to each other and whisper

>>68222
You manage to leave the street, but don't go far until a Pegasus and an Earth Pony pass you. They wear Blue Police uniforms and caps, with "BPD" on their uniforms. You are very visibly injured. They stop and address you, very clearly concerned about your wounds

"By Celestia, are you alright?" a mare asks, as if the answer weren't abundantly obvious
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68224
68227
>>68223
"Y-yes I'm fine"
Onyx doesn't look nervous at all.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68225
68227
>>68223
"What happend here?"

oIADu
?
No.68226
68227
[1d20+10 = 17]
>>68204
Well, that's going to occupy her for the rest of the morning.
Rolling Survival to predict the weather for the next few days in advance (DC 15, +1 for each additional day).
>I'm only asking this because some of my spells have varying affects depending on weather.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68227
68228 68229 68230
>>68224
The mares get on each side of him, and look more closely at his wounds

"You look like you've been stabbed"

>>68225
A police officer says "It looks like there was an altercation over a "protection" payment. One is dead. He's a known gangster. A crystal Earth pony is still missing, as is a dark Earth pony. Both are wounded and fled the scene"

A black uniformed officer walks up. You can immediately recognize him as the Green Earth Pony who was there when you were questioned at Black Hooves Headquarters

A civilian across the street whispers "good riddance"
>>68226
Cloudy with a chance of rain, especially Tuesday
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68228
68231
>>68227
"Hey,I remember you from the headquarters. Do you guyss need any help here?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68229
68235
>>68227
"I promise you, I've had much worse"
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68230
68466
>>68227
>Cloudy
Good.
Sister Ash works for the rest of the morning in the garden, meticulously tending to the crops, plucking away weeds and parasites, watering the fruiting branches, and other mundane tasks.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68231
68233
>>68228
He looks at him.

"Dark Star isn't it? Anyways, this isn't really our jurisdiction. But you can see the local police are having their time with the local organized crime"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68233
68234
>>68231
"Is there an Suspected Communist Involvement?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68234
68236
>>68233
"No. If it were, we'd be involved. It just looks like another death to crime. You can thank Mayor Larry Berry for that"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68235
68238
>>68229
"I don't think we can let you go when you are in that bad of shape. Let us take you to the Hospital. You can get free treatment there"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68236
68239
>>68234
"Ah,ok is there a mafia Family in town?"
Anonymous
8US1T
?
No.68237
68239
Meanwhile, the edgy bat-pone who has yet to introduce himself finally wakes up as the sun begins to set.
"Fug,... hungry again. Guess I'd better go find something."
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68238
68239
Onyx's eye twiches as he realizes he left his only possession in the store.
>>68235
"It's merely a scratch, I was just on my way home to treat it myself"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68239
68240 68241
>>68236
"There's crime syndicates. Exactly what they do is a bit mysterious, but this dog here was apparently in a protection racket"

>>68237
The Bat pone is indeed hungry. Now, where to go?

>>68238
The policemares look at him, and take a more serious tone
"Sir, we're not allowed to let you go. According to city ordinance, all severely injured persons must be treated, and cannot refuse. Besides that, you look like you were the victim of a crime. I know you probably don't want to talk about it, but we can tell"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68240
68243
>>68239
"Has he been searched for anything that would shed any light on anything?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68241
68243
>>68239
Onyx tries to decide if running is a viable option.
???
8US1T
?
No.68242
68243
"Might as well try and find a place to eat." he Eeeeee's to himself. He makes his way from the apartment/house/place and ventures toward the downtown area, in hopes to find some tasty noms.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68243
68244 68246
>>68241
Well, he's very wounded. One of the Mares is a pegasus and can fly. The other is an earth pony but is not wounded. Onyx is not currently charged or even suspected of a crime, but there were a hell of a lot of witnesses. He thinks he has a defense... will that work? He can't tell if running would be "evading police" or not.

>>68242
What kind of price range? There are many markets and restaurants in the city. Maybe also alternative food options

>>68240
"He had a knife"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68244
68247
>>68243
"No I.D?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68245
68247
Onyx's voice drips with resignation.
"Fine"
???
8US1T
?
No.68246
68247
>>68243
"Better go with something cheap for now, until I get a better feel for the city," he Eeeeee's. It pains him to be frugal, but it would pain him worse to expend his resources too quickly. He's on his own now, and he can't afford to be frivolous.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68247
68248 68249 68250
>>68244
"Oh he did. A diamond dog of the Diamondhund hinterlands of Equestria. A known criminal and suspected gang member

>>68245
He is escorted to the Hospital by the two mares. It's a larger white building. A yellow unicorn is the surgeon apparently.

He asks "How did this happen?"

>>68246
Among other options is a grocery store nearby in the river front area, carrying fruits and vegetables of many kinds. A bakery is included
???
8US1T
?
No.68248
68251
>>68247
"FRUIT" his stomach demands, upon eyeing the grocery store.
"I suppose I haven't had anything sweet in a while," he Eeee's in response.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68249
68251
>>68247
"I fell with a bottle and the glass cut me..."
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68250
68251
>>68247
"I never Trusted Those Damn Bitches, We should Expel Everyone of them. Which Gang was He with?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68251
68252 68253 68255
>>68248
The store includes Apples, Apples, and shit loads of Apples. Pears also exist from u`p north near Ablion. Strawberries, imported from Tall Tales now in the Changeling lands, can be found but a little-bit pricier. Almost guarded near the register, are a set of Kiwi fruit, still untarnished from the fields of Great Cross, have a a higher price tag on them

>>68250
"We don't know what they call themselves. We know them only as 'The Waterfront' gang. I'm sure a baltimare officer knows more, but as I said, this isn't my jurisdiction"

>>68249
"Alright, we just needed to know if you were stabbed. Knife wounds go deeper and can cause internal bleeding. If it's just a glass cut we can stitch you up"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68252
68256
>>68251
"Just glass"
???
8US1T
?
No.68253
68256
>>68251
He tries to appear nonchalant while inspecting the kiwis,... but its been a looooooooong time since he's had kiwi.
????
CmRz4
?
No.68254
68256
Think you can handle four players at once?

A gray earth pony finally exits the Forbidden Jungle. He spots the city of New Mareland and starts travelling towards it.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68255
>>68251
"The waterFront gang huh? I have some business there maybe i could ask around for you guys."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68256
68257 68260 68261
>>68254
Sure. One little thing though, new mareland is across the Sea. Would you like to head over to Baltimare or some other city in South East Equestria?

>>68253
The Cashier watches

>>68252
"Alright, we'll get you stitched up"
????
CmRz4
?
No.68257
68258
>>68256
Bugger.
The stallion after seeing the mass amount of water, decides to travel to Baltimare.

Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68258
68263
>>68257
The Grey Stallion emerges from the forests of Duskaway. An unpaved road is beneath him, and he can see the city off in the distance, with a few taller buildings and industrial smoke stacks. The tree line thins out with a few pastures and some agricultural fields, mostly of corn. The houses increase with density as he approaches
oIADu
?
No.68259
68262
[1d20 = 16]
As Sister Ash completes her work in the garden, she keeps an ear open to judge the other sisters' attitudes, asking a few inoffensive questions here and there as she gets to know them all.
Rolling Gather Information to see what she can discern about these "waterfront" stallions, and what they meant to the orphanage.
???
8US1T
?
No.68260
68262
>>68256
"Well don't just stand there, make like a cashier and sell me these!" Is what he thinks he says. What happens is he points toward the kiwis and lets out shrill "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68261
68264
>>68256
Onyx just nods
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68262
68269 68279
>>68259
"Ask around for what?"

>>68260
The Cashier puts his hoof over his ears as the eeeeeeeing goes on. He takes 10 kiwis and places them in a bag
"That will be 20 bits. They barely grow these anymore you know"

>>68259
When she asks, the mares get sort of hushed and sulk away. The foals too are afraid.
Sister Marery finally gives an answer
"A group of villainous scum they are. Offered to lend some money when the Ophanage was running low. We had no other choice. We took some. But then they came broke some things. And....."
Sister Marery gets very quiet
????
CmRz4
?
No.68263
68266
>>68258
The gray pony explores the town until he can find a tavern, seeking a crewmember role on a ship travelling towards the general direction of New Mareland.

Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68264
68265
>>68261
the stallion stitches up the two wounds
"Alright, this should get better in some days. Be careful not to put too much weight on this."

Onyx can see the two police mares walking back in the hospital
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68265
68266
>>68264
Onyx makes like a banana and trys to split
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68266
68267 68268
>>68263
Hmmm

Several taverns exist. He walks back in and passes a few. The Saltlick, the Watering Hole, the Eastside bar and so forth

>>68265
As he sets his hoof down, he discovers he is in deep pain. The stallion tells him "watch yourself with those stitches"


????
CmRz4
?
No.68267
68270 68278
>>68266
He chooses the Watering Hole, as it sounded like something a tavern related to the docks. He enters the tavern, searching for a ship in need of dumb labor.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68268
68270
>>68266
Alright fine, he limps his way away.
Anonymous
8US1T
?
No.68269
68270
>>68262
Eeeeee'ing in satisfaction, he spirits away with the kiwis, only regretting that the store had the presence of mind to place them in a spot that made them difficult to steal.
Yes, he paid for them, but he didn't like it.
CwgBy
?
No.68270
68271 68272 68273 68277
>>68267
Hmmm....

The grey Earth pony enters the tavern, and sees several ponies drinking and talking to each other, some rather loudly.

Well, I will say that the original intent of the game was to have everypony stay in the region of South-East Equestria, and meet up to go on quests. Right now there are 5 seperate characters, including yours, doing their own things going on adventures. I don't mean to say your pony can't go to a tavern and look for crews to join, then go to new Mareland and have his own adventure, just that I have a seperate tavern scene for another character, a nunnery for another character, and so forth so my creativity is just a bit stretched. In a standard D&D setting you generally tell one story that 4 or 5 people are all a part of.

We love to have you, and I think you should flesh out your character a bit more. Perhaps you want to create stats for him? That helps with Fighting and dice rolls

https://hobbylark.com/tabletop-gaming/Making-a-character-in-35-DD

http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?135028-Article-D-amp-D-3-5-for-Total-Beginners

>>68269
It's a real shame to be sure, but somethings in life can be hard.

>>68268
The mares see him
"Excuse me sir"
\r
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68271
68274
>>68270
"ah well ill see you later,sir. ill report any findings on the waterfront gang i find to you next time im at hq"
*DarkStar heads to the tailor*
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68272
68274
>>68270
Onyx stomps a couple times in frustration, but says nothing
???
8US1T
?
No.68273
68276
>>68270
:3
Devouring one of the kiwis almost as soon as he left the shop, he feels the blissful satisfaction os the delectable fruit coursing through him. Stopping to deposit his remaining kiwis at his makeshift home, "Alright, now it's time to find some trouble," he Eeee's to himself, before setting off toward a tavern.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68274
68275 68282
>>68271
When he arrives at the Tailor, he sees Trim Fit
"You order is ready"

>>68272
"Come with us"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68275
68276
>>68274
"Thank you sir."
*DarkStar hands him 100 extra bits*
CwgBy
?
No.68276
68278 68294
>>68273
Which one? Our Earth pony is at the Watering Hole, our crystal pony would be at the Eastside tavern...

>>68275
He takes the 100 bits with glee
"Might you have something more for your gear in mind?"
\r
????
CmRz4
?
No.68277
68281 68282 68283 68287
>>68270
Oh wait, I was where everybody else was? Damn. Sorry GM. By the way, I have a crude sheet for him, don't worry. Fighter, Str is highest, proficiency in unarmed.

The gray stallion deflated at such magnitudes of ponies dazzling about, clearly lost among the mass of ponies. There must be an easier way to travel at New Mareland. He realized he's tired from the trip and decides to stay at Baltimere Which I hope there's the other players somewhat for some time, trying to get used to the place.

Sorry for the troubles, DM
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68278
68348
>>68276
"I could potenially use some rope, Maybe Some Bird Food" *gestures to owl on his shoulder* "Are there any where, where there are a large number of rats?"
>>68267
Welcome aboard New Fren, Have you played many RPGS?
oIADu
?
No.68279
68280 68287 68348
[1d20 = 5]
>>68262
Sister Ash turns around slowly at the sound of the new voice.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68280
>>68279
Didn't mean to roll
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68281
>>68277
You're doing fine.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68282
68287
>>68274
Onyx sighs and follows the police.
This... This can't end well for me
>>68277
You'll be fine, new players are always welcome
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68283
68284 68285 68286 68287 68290
>>68277
I guess I can also post the sheet while I'm at it
Strength 17 (+3)
Dexterity 11 (+0)
Constitution 11 (+0)
Intelligence 9 (-1)
Wisdom 10 (+0)
Charisma 8 (-1)
Initiative modifier: +0 = +0 [dexterity]
Fortitude save: +2 = 2 [base]
Reflex save: +0 = 0 [base]
Will save: +0 = 0 [base]
Attack (handheld): +4 = 1 [base] +3 [strength]
Attack (unarmed): +4 = 1 [base] +3 [strength]
Attack (missile): +1 = 1 [base]
Grapple check: +4 = 1 [base] +3 [strength]


Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68284
>>68283
That looks like a decent build for a Fighter.
Also, mind that previous Earth ponies get +2 to Stength and Constitution, and a bonus feat at first level.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68285
68287
>>68283
FYI we're starting at level 5
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68286
>>68283
Looks in order
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68287
68288 68289 108606
>>68282
>>68277
>>68283
That'll work.

I will be leaving soon, but there are 4 other ponies and Kirin in Baltimare, only one of whom is being detained by police. You may interact with them while I am away

>>68279
Well, I think I will be leaving soon enough. I will try to make some posts and replies over the night but I will not be at my laptop.

>>68283
Starting level 5, Here are the Earth pony racial modifiers:

Earth Pony and Crystal pony:
+2 strength
+2 constitution
One free feat
Tactile hooves
One free skill maxed out
Cannot perform arcane magic

It's stronger than a base D&D race, but hopefully balanced with the other races

>>68285
"Sir, we have a few questions for you"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68288
68348 68350
>>68287
A simple grunt is their only response
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68289
68348
>>68287
*DarkStar Returns to the bar after paying for his long coat and cowboy hat*
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68290
68291
>>68283
What fighting style do you intend to build?
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68291
68292 68296
>>68290
Unarmed

Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68292
68293
>>68291
Wouldnt monk be better for that?
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68293
68295 68296 68348
>>68292
I'd rather not be lawful, but if unarmed fighter can't keep up with standard D&D meta, I can change its proficiency to a sword or spear. Didn't want to be lawful
???
8US1T
?
No.68294
68348
>>68276
The Tavern sounds like it would have better-paid clientele
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68295
68298
>>68293
Thats fair. you Dont have to Change anything if you dont want to, i didn't want to give that impression.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68296
>>68291
An unarmed fighter, huh. Interesting.
>>68293
A Monk only gets bonys feats in levels 1 through six. He could be an ex-monk.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68297
*one through six
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68298
68299 68300 68301 68302
>>68295
I'm just a newbie here. I'd rather not burden the party for my own sake. But if it's viable, I'll keep it for now.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68299
>>68298
Newcommers are always welcome.
I'm paying a Kirin nun, btw.
???
8US1T
?
No.68300
68306
79a153208a58d0749883791b26ccf0bb.jpg
>>68298
>being polite
Awwww, it's adorable
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68301
68306
>>68298
Its No burden to us.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68302
68303 68306
>>68298
We all only just started yesterday.
Tell us about your character.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68303
68304 68305
>>68302
A tribesman from the Forbidden Jungles. Strength is the norm. Has ventured to complete his path to adulthood.
Sorryy for lack of response, trying to fix a bit the char sheet unsuccessfully.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68304
>>68303
mine is Dark Star
An Orphaned pony that is looking to the Black Hoofs, For assistance. The only Friend He has Left is his Owl Companion. He is Currently on a mission to take down Some suspected Communists for the Black Hoofs Party.

Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68305
>>68303
No rush; the DM isn't even here. Your character sounds pretty cool.
I'm playing a Kirin Druid.
She's a disciplined, faithful, ascetic mare who put gave up comfortable life to pledge dedicate herself in service to the poor. She works as a healer and herbalist, helping those who cannot help themselves.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68306
68307 68308 68309
>>68302
>>68301
>>68300
Ok, so I know I have 19 STR and 13 Con for earth pony trait, also took some perks for unarmed exclusively. Put some points in jump, climb, move silently and hide. (+1, +1, +0,5, +0,5 respectively) Will add another feat for my race, taking Stunning Fist if possible. If not, I'll take Combat Reflexes. Am I doing this right or am I missing something?

OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68307
>>68306
Also should know I used this:
http://pathguy.com/cg35.html
To create the char sheet

Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68308
>>68306
we are starting at lvl 5, so you have 56 skill points you can use.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68309
68310 68312
>>68306
If you wanna be a Fighter, you're definitely going to want Power Attack.
https://dnd-wiki.org/wiki/SRD:Power_Attack
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68310
68311 68312
>>68309
I also highly suggest this.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68311
68312
>>68310
As a fellow fighter I third it
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68312
68313
>>68309
>>68310
>>68311
Already picked it.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68313
68314 68316
hiResPony.png
>>68312
https://www.deviantart.com/generalzoi/art/Pony-Creator-Full-Version-254295904
Heres a tool that lets you make your pony.
This edgy horse is mine.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68314
68316 68320
OnyxSteel1.png
OnyxSteel2.png
>>68313
This slightly less edgy looking horse is Onyx Steel. The newly made criminal...
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68315
unknown.png

OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68316
68317 68320
>>68313
>>68314
Ok, here's the new char sheet.
Strength 20 (+5)
Dexterity 11 (+0)
Constitution 13 (+1)
Intelligence 9 (-1)
Wisdom 10 (+0)
Charisma 8 (-1)

Initiative modifier: +0 = +0 [dexterity]
Fortitude save: +5 = 4 [base] +1 [constitution]
Reflex save: +1 = 1 [base]
Will save: +1 = 1 [base]
Attack (handheld): +10 = 5 [base] +5 [strength]
Attack (unarmed): +10 = 5 [base] +5 [strength]
Attack (missile): +5 = 5 [base]
Grapple check: +10 = 5 [base] +5 [strength]

Is this ok or should I put more points on skills?


Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68317
68319
>>68316
Skills are pretty important.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68318
It's fine if you want to wait a bit to sort things out. I still haven't picked all of my feats.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68319
68321 68322
>>68317
That's for sure. I added 8 points already by the creator, but it seems to add by 0.5. So should I add 48 more skill points?
Your Humble Agent
bBQF4
?
No.68320
68323 68324
E511FDA7-85A5-480D-A64E-737E7B7D6EB5.jpeg
>>68314
>those eyes
I’m not sure you want to use that color scheme. Or use it, see what happens.

>>68316
That will work, just please note that fighters only have 2 skill points per level plus 8 at the beginning. With an intelligence modifier of -1 plus your cutie mark skill points, you only have 16 skill points, 8 of which must be in one skill that relates to the character’s cutie mark.

Also, a character who is s native pony of the forbidden jungles is a splendid choice
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68321
>>68319
i would suggest doing that,yes.
???
8US1T
?
No.68322
>>68319
You only get a 1/1 ratio of skills/points on class-specific skills. Cross-class skills advance at 2/1. For a fighter, that includes things like moving silently, which is predominantly a rogue skill
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68323
>>68320
Too late, I'm using it
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68324
68325 68326
>>68320
Thank you.
So after the first 8 from normal D&D I put 8 more limited to cutie mark relevance. Then I have the rest of the skill points to distribute as I please or I just have 16 points total?
Your Humble Agent
bBQF4
?
No.68325
68326 68327
2BF0BE1A-8E8B-45E2-B788-D0C116EA3612.png
>>68324
You have only 16 total if we strictly adhere to the rules for the fighter class. That other player with 56 points is playing a Ranger, which has more skill points
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68326
>>68325
>>68324
oops,sorry friend
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68327
68328
1521158988957-1.png
>>68325
Ok, so my char is fully done. Feels good.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68328
68329
>>68327
Does he have a name? or would you like to reveal that in game?
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68329
68330 68331 68332
myPony.png
>>68328
I'd rather do it in-game. It's a rather simple name, fitting for a tribe name. But I can show how he looks like.
Warning: Kinda dull looking
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68330
68333
>>68329
Funky mane.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68331
68333 68336
>>68329
Noice
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68332
68334 68336
>>68329
He looks pretty cool.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68333
68335 68336
>>68330
Looked messy, so I took it. I like how he turned out. Gives the "I live in a jungle vibe".
>>68331
Thanks man.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68334
>>68332
Also thank you
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68335
68336
>>68333
Checked
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68336
68337 68338 68339
>>68333
Oh cool.
>>68335
>>68331
>>68332
Any hints on your backstory, you three, or will you expand in-story?
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68337
68340
>>68336
Well, other than become a criminal there's not too much to Onyx.
He's a crystal pony who servered in the war who has one glassed over eye.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68338
68340
>>68336
I haven't thought very far into detail in terms of backstory, but I think i:'ve got my character's traits semi figured out.
I decided she would have come to the city because it would be the logical place to find impoverished ponies. She's only concerned with helping the poor, in addition to natural creatures.
I'll expand on how her dispositions cane to be later on, as she interacts with other characters.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68339
68340
>>68336
I Would Prefer to Expand on it in character.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68340
68341 68342 68343
>>68337
Huh, it's flexible. Wonder how you'll expand him later. Lots of potential, can go anywhere.
>>68338
It's nice. Good waifu material. Can't wait to see her backstory.
>>68339
I bet she/he is addicted to mangos
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68341
>>68340
IVE BEEN FOUND OUT! oh no!
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68342
>>68340
>Good waifu material
Huh, I guess I made a decent character after all. Thanks.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68343
>>68340
Thanks! I look forward to seeing where your character goes too.
>Waifu material
This gonna be good
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68344
68345 68346 68347
1515457240639.png
Well, it was a nice chat. I'll see you in the afternoon, maybe even midnight. Let's have fun times together with this game!

Remember, no commie
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68345
>>68344
Goodnight, Anon.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68346
>>68344
Goodnight Fren

Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68347
>>68344
Cya
saved
Your Most Humble Agent
CwgBy
?
No.68348
68349 68361 68363 68409
>>68278
He looks astonished, as he was apparently expecting something different.

"Rope... There is a hardware store on Mareton Hoofer King Avenue that sells rope. As for Rats.... You may find those wondering about in trashcans on the same street at no cost."

>>68289
Or you can do that

>>68279
Sister Marery seems to have shut herself up now

>>68294
Oh God....

When he gets to the East side tavern he can see a few ponies there. In the corner a jolly stallion in a sailor's uniform speaks to an older wealthy looking fellow with a fine unicorn mare next to him, lost in a conversation. At the bar, the bartender yells something about his help being three hours late, as a Brown, overly edgy earth pony walks in and head to the bar. Besides ponies playing pool and so forth.

>>68288
The Policemares grab onto him and walk him to the Police Station. Everytime he moves his forehoof, he feels a sharp pain, which the policemares do not fail to notice. They take him into a room with a table, and set him down. He is left alone for two minutes, and a Unicorn stallion, light grey coat comes in, along with a pink pegasus mare with a blue cap. The Stallion says to him

"You are not under arrest at this time, we just have a few questions for you"

He looks at you. "Do you perhaps need something to handle your pain?"

>>68293
I know alignment is normally a big part of D&D mechanics, especially in older systems like 3.5, but I am fine doing things differently. In a normal D&D campaign, you make a character, and that character reacts to the world thrown at it based upon its personality. Here, I kind of want to throw the characters into the world, and you make choices as they are presented, and the character becomes who the character is based upon the choices made. That's the hope anyways
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68349
68350
>>68348
what was he excpecting?
*i stay in the shop*
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68350
68351
>>68288
Note that as you arrive in the police station, a set of police officers search you for weapons and the content of your pockets

>>68349
"Well, you seemed like the type who would want, shall we say, a protective vest"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68351
68352
>>68350
"Well... Your not wrong. How much would one cost?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68352
68353
>>68351
"A few hundred bits, depending on your preferences.

"What we have in stock are a few... Army surplus vests. Nylon fabric with steel plates woven in, used by Equestrian pilots in the war as protection against shrapnel. They've become somewhat popular among wealthy ponies who think themselves possible targets of crime. They will not stop a rifle bullet, but they might stop a knife or fragment of shrapnel.

I cannot tell you it will feel like you are wearing nothing at all. You will feel the weight on you, it will make you a little less maneuverable, and a little harder to jump or swim. But you may just be able to fit one underneath your jacket without any pony noticing."
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68353
68354
>>68352
"That Sounds like something i would need."
*gets out bits pouch*
"how much did you say?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68354
68355
>>68353
He takes you into the back into another room. It has several suits of armor. He picks up a green vest. It has a little thickness to it, but doesn't look heavy when he holds it.

"This one here is a... fairly standard airman's jacket, against the Changeling air-defense guns. It is mostly heavy Nylon, with some steel plating. Around 12 pounds, not too bulky or heavy. It costs 300 bits."
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68355
68356
>>68354
"And this thing can stop a knife?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68356
68357
>>68355
"It can stop many knife attacks, yes. But I don't know if I can guarantee you a knife that hits solid into it won't pierce it. What I can tell you now that it will improve your odds against all manner of danger - artillery, knife, claw, and maybe a glancing or distant bullet. Many an airmare is alive today because of it."
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68357
68358
>>68356
"ill take 2"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68358
68359
>>68357
Trim Fit hands over two of the vests. "600 bits"
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68359
>>68358
*Drops down 600 bits*
????
CmRz4
?
No.68360
68364
Deciding to get accostumed to the city and earn some bits, the gray stallion seeks work as muscle for any pony willing to buy his service. He will do that on the outskirts of the Watering Hole, as the lack of space would bother him a bit.

Let's see who bites
oIADu
?
No.68361
68362 68364
[1d20+5 = 10]
>>68348
I'm going to roll Sense Motive, to see what's concerning her.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68362
>>68361

???
Gciuk
?
No.68363
68364
>>68348
*Approaches the bardtender*
"Eee <clears throat>.. I mean, I couldn't help but over-hear that you might be short-handed. I'm between jobs at the moment, and while I was hoping to find a drink, I could just as soon fill in for you."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68364
68365 68367 68369
>>68363
The stallion looks at The Bat with a sort of astonishment. He is in genuine pause for a minute.

"I definitely need the help. If you could clean tables and the floor *beat* that'd be very useful"

He hands over a wiping rag

>>68361
She dare not speak the unspeakable, and her expression conveys sadness, fear, horror, and guilt

>>68360
You wonder if perhaps tales of the unemployment in baltimare are overrated, as a blue Earth pony gives out a holler

"We got a cargo that just came in in the harbor and our normal hooves can't handle it. Looking for ponies to unload the ship in the next few hours. 3 bits an hour"
????
CmRz4
?
No.68365
68366
>>68364
The gray stallion approaches the blue pony.
"Hello", he says, "I will move the boxes you want. Show me where the "cargo" is and it will go there"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68366
68371
>>68365
"Excellent! I'm sorry, but we really are on a tight schedule. Go to that pony over there and he will take you down to the docks"

He directs you to a bigger Earth pony with a cap on who has a number of other ponies around him. He speaks in a gruff voice
"this way"
???
Gciuk
?
No.68367
68368
>>68364
*Makes an obviously un-military salute and gets to casing the customers cleaning tables*
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68368
>>68367
The first table has only a few empty glasses on it, with a plate, so you guess there must have been food served or something? Anyways, it's totally unsuspicious to clean, and more importantly is right next to a booth containing the pegasus in the sailor's uniform, and an older stallion with his overly cute unicorn mare
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68369
68370
>>68364
Sister Ash's decides it's better for her not to pry into matters; instead she lowers her head in sympathy.
"I can see you have suffered.. you've been forced to make many difficult decisions. You have my sincere condolences.."
Then she turns around slowly, as she picks up her broom (I'm subbing the cane for a broom, because it fits her character better) to return to work.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68370
68373
>>68369
A little fillie comes by and wags her tale at sister Ash. "Were you sent here by Celestia? Sister Rosemary tells us that she looks after each of us, and she will return to save us some sunny day"
????
CmRz4
?
No.68371
68372
>>68366
The stallion follows.
"Why do you need help with this? You seem tough enough to move puny boxes around." He glances at the Captain dissapointedly, looking for any excuse as to why he'd need help for such a simple job. He also inspected the crew that had to move the cargo, maybe he's the only capable stallion around here.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68372
68375
>>68371
He seems a little annoyed by this question
"It's a lot of cargo, and it needs to be moved quickly. We need all the ponies we can get for it. Now are you in?"
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68373
68374
>>68370
Sister Ash tassles the little filly's mane, and smiles.
"Then I'm glad she sent me here to you."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68374
68376 68385
>>68373
The little fillie wags her tale. She says sadly "Our dreams haven't been as happy since the armnis-cis-cyst. It used to be that even when I had a bad day, I could go to my dreams to be away from it"
????
CmRz4
?
No.68375
68377
>>68372
After a bit of thought, he reluctantly nods. "I don't have anything else to do. I... "am in" as your folk say." His posture slouched a bit, annoyed as well. Here's hoping that these bits are worth the trouble. Guess life in this "cee-vee-li-sei-tion" is as boring as foraging. "Now, point me to the cargo and where to place it."
oIADu
?
No.68376
68377
[1d20+7 = 27]
>>68374
>dreams
I feel like answering to this appropriately requires a knowledge (religion) check, on the subject of Celestia and Luna, to see what Sister Ash actually understands about Luna's dreamweaving.
Also, would non-Equestrians have experienced this too? Have *everyone's* dreams been messed up since Luna was captured?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68377
68378 68382 68385
>>68375
The stallion walks you down to the docks, at least a half-mile past shops, then factories, then warehouses, to a specific dock.

"This one, right here."

He points his hoof to a red painted ship called the Swift Pheasant that seems to have itself only just arrived, as up-swells of water imply that maneuvering thrusters are on, and a crew seems to be throwing ropes over to moor the ship. You can see the the crew from a distance. Half are Earth ponies, but half are a creature you've never seen before in your life: what you understand to be 'griffons.' The registry below the ship name is "Skyfall." You can see more ponies - and a few zebra and one diamond dog - assembled in a group waiting to unload the ship. Your little group recruited in town joins with this group, and the Earth pony yells out to you:
"We got a few dozen crates to transfer before 3 PM, that's two hours from now. Half will go to that ship over there, and half will go by truck into town. Do as I tell you"

>>68376
Dreamweaving is the careful art of the Princess of the Night, Princess Luna, who crafts delicate dreams to her followers, most especially young foals who need the emotional support. With the power of her alicorn magic she visits a great multitude each night. The magic naturally responds to the emotions of each foal, and she gives the dream a more personal touch where a foal needs particular guidance or life lessons. Only Believers receive pleasant dreams from the Princess, while those who do not believe suffer nightmares and dreamless slumbers - a small taste of "what dreams may come" after death.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68378
68379 68380
>>68377
Do non-followers include Sister Ash, who came from outside Equestria, in this case? What have her dreams been like?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68379
68381 68385
>>68378
Assorted dreams of daily life, fears of public speaking while naked, and the occasional dream of wondering through the forest and experiencing life in a way that makes her feel like she is connected to something greater in the cosmos. She has never had a dream that included Princess Luna, even since she was a young.... fillie?
Scaly Chinkhoers
LThe2
?
No.68380
>>68378
I'm only asking because I'm considering the implications of my character's experience, before formulating a response to this filly.
Scaly Chinkhoers
LThe2
?
No.68381
>>68379
Pretty sure young Kirin is a filly. The only other options would be faun, kid, or calf.
CmRz4
?
No.68382
68383
[1d20+5 = 14]
>>68377
"Fine." He walks towards the crates. While it's a boring job, showing strength will earn respect. That much was truth at home. He'll carry as much as he can without breaking a sweat. He'll focus on transporting the half towards the floating metal hunk.

I'll post my load capacity over head here: "Lift over head: 400 lb". Heavy load is between that and 267. Also I'll place a strength roll just in case its needed, also practicing how to use the dice
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68383
68384
>>68382
And indeed, his strength in transporting crates is noticed. He can carry on his back crates that would otherwise take two ponies. A number of crates are transported first to a waiting truck that immediately leaves. The truck it's self is a a two and a half ton with a fabric canopy like an army logistics truck, and it leaves immediately. A few more crates now are hauled a thousand yards further down the docks to another much smaller ship called "The Jungle Express" with a Mareida registry.

As you come back for another crates, the two pegasi handling a crate being lowered by the crane shout "lookout!"

Roll for Reflex save!
CmRz4
?
No.68384
68386
[1d20+1 = 14]
>>68383

Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68385
68387
>>68379
>>68377
>>68374
Sister Ash pauses for a moment, a subtle air of confusion then worry washing over her; her wishing she could understand the filly's turmoil more deeply. She retains her adamant composure though, taking a breath as the thinks of how to answer the filly.
"... Around the world.. ponies have been having difficult times.. Many ponies, even the Princesses, have been struggling to make ends meet, and you, me, and everypony in Equestria have been feeling it... But that's only for us grown-ups to worry about..."
She stops for a moment, hoping she hasn't disturbed the filly.
"...We all struggle together, which is why we have to think work are hardest to help one another. All of the sisters have been trying their best to let the foals in this Abby live happily together, so be a good little filly and do the same for your friends here.."
Another pause
".. Do you underdtand..?" she asks, tilting her head slightly counterclockwise.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68386
>>68384
He manages to roll out of the way of the falling crate, which crashes down on the docks and shatters. Wood break apart in splinters, and the contents come out: Rifles. Bolt action rifles of what seem to be a foreign manufacture. They must not have been made for ponies, because the trigger guard is much to small to allow a hoof inside, unlike the rifles with giant trigger guards that you've seen in the forbidden jungles. Many of the rifles spread about over the dock and two fall into the water

The deck foreman is horrified and yells "Get these up! Quickly!"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68387
68407
>>68385
The little fillie seems put at ease, and is silent for a moment.

"I think I hear what you're saying" she says

"When we went down to the soup kitchen, there was a colt who said similar things, and so did the stallions who worked there." She continues "They told told us about the struggles we all face. The workers, the poor, the ophans. He said we were all united in a struggle. Every creature - pony, Zebra, Griffon." You can tell she wants to name another race, but can't actually name it. "You."

"The sisters won't let us go back there because she says she they spook bad about the church and about the Princesses."
CmRz4
?
No.68388
68389
[1d20+5 = 25]
Time for some paddling
The grey stallion jumped down into the water, intending to snatch those two rifles that had fallen down the dock. Time to show the strength of the Earth Pony.

I'll roll for swim first
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68389
68390
>>68388
>A 20
The pony jumps down into the water, and hits the mud bottom - not before he can feel both rifles and return to the surface
CmRz4
?
No.68390
68391
[1d20+1 = 5]
>>68389
Swim underwater and attempt to hide one of the bolt action rifles somewhere at the shore if possible. While he'd want to hide both, it would hurt his honor to just jump into water without any results.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68391
68393
>>68390
Well, here's the thing. The shore has a concrete sea wall that lets ships come right up to it, and the dock itself is wooden in the pattern docks are famous for. So it's not perfectly clear where to hide it
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68392
Sorry if it takes me a few minutes to respond. I'm busy atm.
CmRz4
?
No.68393
68394 68395
[1d20+7 = 16]
>>68391
Damn
After looking at his surroundings, he realised there's no way to actually hide these guns here, no land near shore to bury or any other dry patch to hide it in. Instead he simply decides to take both rifles and climb into the ship. No chance for profit from it, but at least he'll gain some renown... if these still work that is.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68394
68398
>>68393
The deck foreman looks over to you and is clearly astonished for the feat of swimming, as he had already written off in his mind any cargo that fell over the side. He is speechless for a moment, then yells "Get these things up"

After a minute, some ponies come in with a new crate, and they start to place them inside
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68395
68396
>>68393
probably could of jammed one between a support beam and a plank under the dock, it would just be a bitch to come back and get
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68396
68397
>>68395
I would've wanted to hide it on somewhere drier than that. Thanks for the future info, may be useful later.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68397
>>68396
The thing about rifles is that they are very difficult to hide
also very loud
CmRz4
?
No.68398
68399 68400 68401
[1d20+4 = 20]
>>68394
"I will," he starts walking towards the remaining crates "However, you almost broke a crate on me." He glares at the foreman. "While that would not have hurt me a lot, It still shows disrespect towards me, and I will not let you get away with that." He steps closer towards the foreman "I will take an eighth of the price the crate that almost fell over me or else I will challenge you to a fight for my honor." He is now right in front of the foreman "I will not let this stand down"

Using intimidate for this one
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68399
68400
>>68398
"Excuse me?"

A griffon on the ship notices, and ponies on the shore look over
CwgBy
?
No.68400
68401
[1d20+3 = 15]
>>68399
>>68398
Opposed Intimidation roll
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68401
68406 68410
>>68398
>>68400
The Deck Foreman backs away, first slowly, then a little more quickly

"We got a rowdy one"

Ponies look on from the shore, and one signals to another pony who goes inside
CwgBy
?
No.68402
[1d20 = 14]
Making a dice roll to determine the time
Gciuk
?
No.68403
68404
[diceroll]1d20-3=-3{6}[/diceroll]
Profession check, cleaning tables and floors
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68404
68405
>>68403
You're not great at it
???
Gciuk
?
No.68405
68408
>>68404
Very not great at it.
No worries, its all to get close to the 'client' anyway
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68406
68408
>>68401
I guess I should roll intimidate again, right?
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68407
68411
>>68387
The Sister nods in understanding, setting her broom and dustpan aside to near down by the filly
"When times are hard, some ponies can be find it difficult to be gracious. They're so concerned for the sake of themselves and their friends that they sometimes stray and may lose faith in others. The Princesses of this land are struggling indeed, and they cannot offer so much of what they used to; so some ponies may feel that they're alone."
She pauses and looks around
"To the sisters of this Abby, who offer all they have for nothing, such words can be painful. But understand, that they only care for your well-being; so that you can know that you are loved."

*Returns to sweeping*
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68408
68425
>>68405
From your position at the table, you can see that they are at a table in a booth, and seem to be talking about their own adventures of sorts. The Sailor in particular talks of his experiences in a recent stop at the City of Los Pegasus

"Now, don't misunderstand me. I went to the casinos there when Gladmane ran the place, and then when Flim and Flam ran it. I have great respect for those stallions and what they did with Los Pegasus. But this new Tasian, wow!

Hear this. Now you know dancing fillies and the like? Get this? Mares that change shape to look like any mare you like. A princess, an element of harmony, you name it. A perfect replica who will look at you with predatory eyes, let you take her back to the hotel room and do anything to her you like. For cheap too!"

The older stallion seems entranced by the concept of shape-shifting prostitutes. The mare seems to be able to hold back her disgust and revulsion at the two, and is the most drunk. She is focused on the stallion

>>68406
No, that dice roll was the other character's intimidation roll. He lost, you won, and he is retreating a little back. Now you chose what to say next
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68409
68411
>>68348
>At this time
Well, little comfort to be had.
"I've handled worse."
CmRz4
?
No.68410
68412
[1d20+4 = 11]
>>68401
Well, hopefully I'm even more intimidating to obtain the dosh without a fight

"Well?" The stallion stands, forelegs bent, ready to strike. "Will you comply to my demands and restore my honor or will I have to fight you to prove my worth?". He snarls a bit, showing his teeth. "Because I will not tolerate my honor being tarnished."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68411
68416 68435
>>68407
The little fillie seems sated by this, and goes back to her room. A sister comes up to sister ash after 15 minutes or so

"Beggin' your pardon, but a - you're not from around here are ya?"

She knows that the next question is probably a bit insensitive and inappropriate, and maybe that's why she waited until she could find Ash alone
"What exactly do you believe when it comes to the divine?"

>>68409
"Interesting" He nods
"You were found walking down 6th street bleeding and with wounds, were you not?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68412
68414
>>68410
The foreman clearly does not want to pick a fight with a stronger, native pony, and backsaway. A mare walks forward from the shore, with a hat and a long jacket

"I take it you're not from around here, are you kid?" She says confidently
????
CmRz4
?
No.68414
>>68412
"Do not interfere, mare," his heads snaps towards the intruding mare. "He has almost killed me by the incompetence of his crew and now I seek retribution for his deed. I will not be trampled on by one who only contols a floating hunk of metal." He looks towards the stallion again. "Now, do you comply, or do I have to fight?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68415
68418
>>68413
"I'll take that as a no"

She looks back at him and smiles
"Accidents happen, and not every crane operator is worth his pay. Now, I don't think you understand who runs this show. This stallion here is my underling, and you are his underling. And this, here, is my cargo. And those pegasi who dropped the crate, are somegriffon else's mooks"

She smiles again
"Welcome to Baltimare. I don't think we've been properly introduced. But all you really need to know is, don't fuck with us"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68416
68417
>>68411
"That's correct"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68417
68420
>>68416
He looks at you with a more serious expression

"Now tell us what happened at the flower shop"
????
CmRz4
?
No.68418
68419
>>68415
He looks at the mare, eyebrows raised slightly. "What filthy mouth you have, mare. Stallions are too soft around here that mares have more wit than a stallion. Truly a disgrace." He shakes his head. "I have made my point. Hopefully you will obtain better workers that do not fail you again." He walks up towards the mare. "I will not fight you, mare." He stops in front of her. "I am Iron. I am willing to move the crates again."


Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68419
68421
>>68418
She looks at him again

"I take you like to be the big strong stallion? Push ponies around to your will?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68420
68422
>>68417
"Gigs over eh? They both pulled knives on me when I was talking to the owner."
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68421
68422
>>68419
"I only fight for my honor. He tarnished it. I see your compassion, mare." He smiles softly. "Truly you can be a great mother for your childern." Iron's head veered towards the foreman, smile fading. "It is sad that you have to protect these overgrown colts from actually facing their problems." He looks back towards the mare. "I will move the crates now, as agreed." He starts walking towards the crates.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68422
68423 68426
>>68420
At this point, another stallion enters the room. He wears a black uniform that also appears to be some kind of policemare's uniform, with a hoof symbol on the shoulder. He is a green Earth Pony stallion with yellow hair and seems to have a prosthetic hind right hind leg

The pink mare says to him
"Homicide is the jurisdiction of the Baltimare Police. Not yours"

"Maybe" He pulls out a cigarrette and leans against the wall as he tries to light it. "But insurrection is in my jurisdiction, and this guy right here..." He points to Onyx. "Was found with this little beauty on his pony" He pulls out the communist leaflet Onyx had and holds it up, before taking a long huff of his cigarette.

The pink mare is offended. "possessing pamplets of the Baltimare Communist party isn't illegal"

He blows out his smoke in the direction of the mare. "No more illegal than killing in defense of others" She glares at him. "Continue" He motions with his hoof.

She looks back to Onyx, "And so what happened next?"

>>68421
She doesn't move from her spot, but all of the ponies, who were watching the scene, get back to work moving the crates. There is a feel of urgency to it now, and the mare watches on
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68423
68424
>>68422
"After that you guys found me and took me to get stiched up"
Onyx pulls off as much of a shrug as a pony can.
"Ah for the leaflet? Some idiot spouting heresy against the princesses gave me that. Hadn't even looked over it."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68424
68427
>>68423
"So how did the diamond dog die, and what happened to the other pony?"
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68425
68428
>>68408
"Sounds like changelings, if you ask me,... oh sorry, pay me no mind." he quips at the group.
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68426
68428
>>68422
Iron keeps moving the crates as instructed, same amount as before the incident. "Cee-vee-lai-sei-tion" sure made the population weak. He shaked his head. Poor mare, he thought, had to defend these stallions when naturally it is the other way around. He sighed softly, this trip sure cemented his belief that this is a hidden hell for everyone, slowly burning their natural instinct and leaving them defenseless.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68427
68428
>>68424
"Self defense"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68428
68429 68431 68436
>>68426
When the crates are moved, the foreman directs all of the ponies to get off of the docks. Noticeably, only the crates on the top of the deck have been moved, and the ship is still more full than not. At 3PM, a pony in green officer's clothing and several griffons go onto The Swift Pheasant

>>68425
They pay you mind, looking back at you. The mare starts to spout something about prostitution exploiting vulnerable mares, but then retracts the statement when she senses it doesn't apply to the situation

>>68427
The blue uniformed stallion now asks you forcefully
"How did it happen?"
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68429
68430
>>68428
Watch as they enter, silently calculating their strength and weaponry while looking down on them for their reliance on weapons.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68430
68433
>>68429
You are at a distance from the ship, but you can hear the stallion shout "customs!" The griffons carry carbines and the green uniformed pony looks unarmed. The mare and the deck forepony instruct everypony to remain out of view
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68431
68432
>>68428
"The horse pulled a blade, I charged. Then the dog got me, providing the wounds your officers saw. I then got him, and chased the horse. You know the rest"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68432
68471
>>68431
"Well...."

The two ponies look at you a bit frustrated, with the third pony carrying a look of indifference

"We have six ponies who say they saw you running from the scene. But the only two who saw the killing said the dog was holding the knife the whole time and was clearly threatening with it"

The mare says "Carrying a Halberd though..."
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68433
68434
>>68430
Iron walks towards the mare to inquire about this ship and its owner. While he is at it, he will ask some questions about the city itself, such as any opportunities for strength related work inside the city. He will also ask for his pay, since he did not recieve it after the whole crate moving business.

[spoilers]Unless it is already taken and didn't notice.
CwgBy
?
No.68434
68439
>>68433
>The ship
"Skyfall Trade Federation. Griffons overseas. We tell the Customs agents it's Talouse. As for any other details I wouldn't share them with you even if I knew."

>The City
"This is no land of opportunity. It wasn't before the war and it certainly is not now"

>The pay
"I can tell you now you forfeited that when you disrespected and then intimidated our Capo. Normally, when a pony disrespects a capo, they all of their legs broken by a tire iron. And hell, try to fight and I would have had those griffons above you put a couple bullets into your thick head, tie your hooves to cinder-blocks then toss you out at sea. That is what happens when you mess with the Waterfront gang. But you aren't from around here, so your ignorance can be forgiven, and we'll let you go free. And let me tell you, I admire your strength and your audacity, I think you could go very far. So if you want to make all of that money back and much, much more in just a short amount of time, we may have a Job for you that suits your talents better than moving crates"

>Opportunities for strength related work
There are a lot of ponies in this city who owe us money, and we could really use a debt collector as big, strong, and as intimidating as you. Just today we have a new job opening. And let me tell you, no one will be disrespecting you. So if you want to make money with all that muscle..."
\r
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68435
68440 68442
>>68411
"... 'The Divine'.. is something more sophisticated than I could ever hope to understand, let alone explain..
I come from a far away land, very different from this one.. Where I come from, pegasi do not interfere with nature, nor do the foals of the Earth till the soil when it is already fertile.. Clergy is not so formal to my people: our circles and temples come and go with the wind, settling when and where they are needed. The winds spoke to me to come to this land, and so I came to pledge my service to the creatures of this land.. But again, a mare of faith should not need a reason to serve the poor, should she?
Ponies.. are peculiar creatures.. They are so unconditionally loved by creation,and yet at times they can stray to believe that they are alone. They build spawling cities where lush grasslands and forests once stood; they build worlds to meet their desires, and yet also bring their own suffering.. So peculiar, but so beautiful..
My own faith is one one of self-dicipline.. For my kind, faith is our way of quelling the fires that ravage our beings, in life and in death. We assemble circles every few centuries to nuture our soldidarity, to protect the world from both ourselves and the nameless horrors of the beyond. Our circles were once made up of magi, who bound together to fight evil and ugliness whereever it stood.. but the temple that I trained in is no more, for it stood where it was not needed, and thus drifted away.
I too sought out faith to quell the fires within me as well, fires that blazed and blistered until they threatened to destroy me from within.. I wasn't always such a patient mare; no, I was wild as I was naive.. In the past I made mistakes; I've broken many things, and lost many things, and so now I've chosen faith to guide my path. I spent many years alone looking for faith, learning from what the trees told me.. At one point, I believed that I was growing callous, but as I wandered across the continent alone, I found that I could see things that others could not. I see when creatures are suffering, struggling against illness, evil, and destitute. I had myself taught myself to live without wealth, joy, security, shelter, or even love, but the creatures of this realm still struggle; and thus can only I offer up my body in service."
The pauses for a moment, then turns
".. These Princesses that you speak of.. although I do not know them, feel righteous to me, since they are able to let such a selfless establishment as this abby exist.. I sense they've worked for many centuries to allow your people to grow in peace.. but today.. they too must struggle.. I pray for them, and for all of you.. I would love to know these Princesses some day as well."
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68436
68441
>>68428
"Sorry folks, maybe its not my place to say, but I'd be cautious about ponies that can appear as any sort of pony you'd want. I mean, prostitution is kind of a touchy subject as it is, without involving crazy magic or,... well,... bugs. Are you alright on your drinks? I can have a waiter over here in a jiffy."
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68437
Sorry, I've been in and out.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68438
[mystic dragonhoers noises]
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68439
68441
>>68434
Iron laughs at the mare. "Your attempts at ruthlessness are funny. At least you have more spine than your... "cah-po". Poor stallion lost his balls underwater." He audibly laughs, then maintains a small grin. "You have a deal, mare. How will the money arrive to me when my deeds are done?"
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68440
>>68435
Maybe that was a bit too long for a normal conversation...
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68441
68443 68449
>>68439
"Didn't your mommy and daddy teach you respect? He's a made stallion, and in Baltimare, that's a title that carries weight. As for business, you take the money from them and give 4/5 to us, and you keep the remainder. You'd be working with a partner who will direct you where to find debtors and where to deliver the money"

>>68436
They still look a bit dumbfounded at the interjection. The mare finally says "I'll have another drink"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68442
68446
>>68435
The mare strikes an expression of fear and horror at about the first paragraph, and maintains that expression until after sister Ash is done
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68443
68444
>>68441
Iron nods. "Very well then, mare. I hope your money is actually good. I would be dissapointed to see you flaunting about power when the only ones that owe you are small merchants that are broke." The stallions turns around. "As for your first question, I only respect the strongest. The one that can fend off anyone by themselves, especially without those tools of war you have. I will be at the outskirts when you need me. I am going to rest a bit." He leaves the city and sets camp at the outskirts, intending to rest a bit until the supposed partner arrives.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68444
68445
>>68443
"Hahhaha," she laughs, "it's not 'our' money you should hope is good. Go to the Watering hole at sundown. The guy we would normally pair you with is severely injured, so we have a fill in. They'll meet you there. But so you know, jungle boy. Once you leave those trees, you'll find there are many kinds of strength"
CmRz4
?
No.68445
68447
[1d20 = 12]
>>68444
Iron nods as he walks off, heading to the outskirts. Meanwhile he checks the time by looking at the time of day. He decides to forage a bit of food and attempts to rest near a tree.

Roll for forage gathering
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68446
68447
>>68442
>Horrified
Me and my big mouth keyboard...

Sister Ash takes her broom again and continues sweeping, trying not to look too much like a witch.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68447
68448 68450
>>68445
Time is perhaps 3:45 PM by the time you get to the outskirts. As for foraging, what are you looking for?

>>68446
"Zebrica is a no place for a pony" she says as she walks away, and you get the feeling she was not talking to you
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68448
68455
>>68447
Foodstuffs to eat and all that.
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68449
68455
>>68441
"Of course, what are you having?"
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68450
68451 68455
>>68447
Sister looks at the space where the mare once stood, contemplating if she's said anything that may have disturbed the mare.
Having done all she can in the garden and the halls, she proceeds to go to help with the laundry.
oIADu
?
No.68451
68452 68453 68454 68455
988132__safe_artist-colon-raridashdoodles_applejack_fluttershy_pinkie pie_rainbow dash_rarity_twilight sparkle_blushing_bush_female_hat_hiding in bushe.png
[1d20+3 = 23]
>>68450
Rolling Profession (laundry) because rolls are fun.
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68452
>>68451
Thats some damn fine laundry work
Scaly Chinkhorse
oIADu
?
No.68453
1523129__safe_artist-colon-ohemo_trixie_4k_cape_clothes_female_glowing horn_hat_laundry_magic_mare_pony_smiling_solo_trixie's cape_trixie's hat_tri.png
>>68451
WAHAHAHA!
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68454
1505545670847.png
>>68451
You clean clothes so good. You're a laundry magician!
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68455
68457 68458 68459 68479
>>68449
"Something with alcohol in it. lots of alcohol in it"

>>68448
Well, he could find two wild turnups, a couple fruit, and.... well, Grass. A decent amount of grass

>>68450
>not doing some sort of dice roll to determine what it was
She goes over to where a sister and an older foal are washing the laundry. It's a large stack of mostly bed-sheets, with some foal's clothing, and the sister's garments. The washing is in a metal tub. Clothes are made wet, scrubed with soap, then scrubbed hard and repeatedly with a smooth river stone against a hard plank, dipped in water repeatedly, and rinsed off in a seperate tub of non-soapy water, before being sent through a ringer and hung to dry on lines in an area on the roof of the orphanage.
I remember when I washed clothes the old way at a homeless shelter in Rome...

>>68451
And she's great at it, perhaps even inspired by Celestia
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68456
68460
1829933__safe_artist-colon-zylgchs_derpibooru exclusive_autumn blaze_sounds of silence_spoiler-colon-s08e23_cup_hoof hold_kirin_lidded eyes_simple back.png
>Foals = fed
>Garden = Grown
>Laundry = Annihilated
I think it's safe to say that this has been a successful day in the life of a Sister.
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68457
68460
>>68455
"Ever tried an AMH?"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68458
68460
>>68455
I just did the laundry because Sister Marey said that's what they needed the most help with, since she already did the garden.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68459
>>68455
If that's what I will find, I'll take it. Need to keep the stronk body.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68460
68461 68463
>>68457
"What's AMH?" The drunken mare says

>>68456
>>68458
When did you do the garden? I feel like I missed that post
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68461
68462
>>68460
"Adios Mother Hoofer, I'll have the bartender make you one and you can try it."
*quickly runs off to the bartender (I know he said he'd get a waiter, but fuck that)*
"Hey, I need an AMH for the lady over there." He nods toward the mare in question. "Who is she, do you know?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68462
68469
>>68461
"I can't say I know her personally. But she likes to follow around the guy with the biggest paycheck or the most power she can find, and she has the body and the looks to do that pretty easily. I think her daddy is someone, but I'm not sure. And what's an AMH?"
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68463
68464
>>68460
A while back, when the Sister recommended her to do it. It was the first thing she did, before predicting the weather.
She even used up her Third level Plant Growth spell to enrich the garden to supernatural levels (33% more productive for the next year).
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68464
68465
>>68463
>Using magic to increase plant growth
Maybe she can learn the special role ponies play in complimenting nature after all, rather than simply standing aside
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68465
68467 68468
>>68464
I mean, that's what a sister would say
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68466
>>68192
>>68197
>>68204
>>68230

Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68467
>>68465
[Shrugs in Druidic]
Whatever she can do to help.
Anonymous
jmxuM
?
No.68468
68470
>>68465
>tfw to excited to finish reading
"Thanks for the vests, ill be going now. heres a tip"
*DarkStar gives the tailor pony 100 extra bits*
*He then leaves the store and heads for the factories near the docks*

Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68469
68470
>>68462
He represses the urge to EEEEE at the bartender, instead replying "Its like a Long Island, except its got Blue Curacao instead of cola".
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68470
68475
>>68468
Trim fit takes the 700 bits

As for if you want to go to the Factories near the docks, be aware that tonight is not a night you were told was a meeting night. So you can go reconnoiter if you like, but there are other ways to explore the socialist presence if that is your intent

>>68469
"Sure...." He makes the drink, and hands it back
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68471
68472
>>68432
"If that is against the law here, then I guess I am in the wrong. But sometimes old habits die hard."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68472
68476
>>68471
"I take it you were a made stallion back in Manehattan"
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68473
68480
*brings the drink to the mare*
"Here you are miss,... might I ask your name?"
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68474
[hard-working nun noises]
jmxuM
?
No.68475
68480
[1d20+7 = 12]
>>68470
Rolling Gather infrmation to try and see where the GlimeristsSocialists hang out

Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68476
68477
>>68472
"I wouldn't say I've ever been a made stallion. And definitely not in Manehattan."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68477
68478
>>68476
"Where are your papers?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68478
68480
>>68477
"My army papers?"
Onyx tilts his head
oIADu
?
No.68479
68480
[1d100 = 35]
>>68455
This time I'm rolling to determine what the next chore is
>1d100
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68480
68481 68483 68485 68499
>>68473
She gleefully takes the drink "I'm Petunia Prancer"

>>68475
He looks slightly to his left, and sees a poster for a rally by Golden Delicious of the Baltimare Socialist Party at the convention center. Tonight actually

>>68478
"So you are an underling then?"

"Your ID. The ones that prove who you are."

>>68479
Looks like somepony needs to cook supper for all the sisters and foals
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68481
68482 68484
>>68480
*DarkStar thinks to himself*
"Hmmmmm, i suppose i could sit in and make sure they dont do anything illegal."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68482
68484
>>68481
Well, police should be there anyways, so during the rally itself at least you can be sure they won't be saying anything illegal
Anonymous
Gciuk
?
No.68483
68486
>>68480
"A pleasure to meet you Ms. Prancer,... or is it Mrs.? I would hate to offend."
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68484
68486 68487
>>68481
>>68482
"hmmmm maybe i can convert some cute mares from communism to the Black Hoofs."
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68485
68488
>>68480
*Proceeds to the kitchen*
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68486
68487 68570
>>68483
The mare is drunk. The stallion she was hanging is a little offended
"It's Ms. Prancer" she says

>>68484
Besides that flyer, there's no obvious other signs of activity, at least here on this street
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68487
68491
>>68484
>>68486
*Heads to the convention center*
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68488
68489
>>68485
It's a fairly large room with now some stacks of vegatables and loafs of bread
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68489
68490
>>68488
>tfw no ranks in cooking
Is there anyone else there?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68490
68492
>>68489
Three mares, one colt
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68491
68497
>>68487
When he gets there he can see a number of ponies assembled out side in various groups talking. There are several officers of Black and Blue. There are small stands set up next to the building, and many ponies are already heading inside
oIADu
?
No.68492
68493 68494
[1d20+3 = 5]
>>68490
Well, I guess I'll start by spending my prepared Purify Food And Drink Orison to prep the ingredients and give them a small circumstance bonus to the cooking check.
Rolling to use Aide Another action, to give an addition bonus (lending a hand).
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68493
68495
>>68492
>A 5
I'm not entirely sure what you are attempting there, but i think it failed. One pony is cutting vegetables, and another sets a fire for a pot to boil
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68494
>>68492
>Tried to help, but wasn't significantly useful
At least she didn't screw up..
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68495
68496
>>68493
Sister Ash just does what she can to help the working ponies, taking advantage of her telekinesis to take the burden off of anyone who would have had to use their hooves.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68496
68498
>>68495
Let's assume she bothers to ask them first what they are doing
jmxuM
?
No.68497
68500
[1d20+2 = 5]
>>68491
Preception to find any mares by themselves

Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68498
68500
>>68496
Yeah, that would have made sense.
I guess I should RP this:

"Could anypony use a spare hoof?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68499
68500
>>68480
"Ah yes, those. Funny story... I, er, lost those..."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68500
68501 68502 68503 68504
>>68497
He sees a couple ponies that look like mares, that are standing and... probably talking to people? It's kind of a crowd

>>68498
Sister Catherine responds
"There's a lot of vegatables to cut"
Mostly parsley and onions

>>68499
"You lost them? How?"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68501
68505
>>68500
*he walks over*
"So Whats this Communism thing all about?"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68502
68505
>>68500
Sister Ash busies herself with the cutting.
"Do you handle the cooking every day here?" She asks Catherine, as she picks up the knife with her scarlet horn
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68503
>>68500

Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68504
68505
>>68500
"Er... They fell off a boat. I'm sure a fish may have found use of them"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68505
68507 68509 68510
>>68501
He finds a unicorn mare with red hair, along with a stallion, also a unicorn, a little larger

"Oh, you are new?"

>>68502
"We rotate the chores around, and today is my day to help cut the vegatables. mostly my job is to teach the foals how to read and write in ponish. I lead several classes 4 days a week for the foals of various ages

>>68504
"Do you think I am stupid?"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68507
68508 68511
>>68505
"Yea i Decided on a whim to come check this whole thing out."
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68508
68511
>>68507
"Stupid or not I did lose them off a boat"
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68509
68511
>>68505
Ok, I am back and ready to pretend it's sundown already

Iron, seeing the sun near the horizon, travels back to the city having a little rest and some food to fill up his energy again. He stops at the entrance of The Watering Hole, inhaling deeply. He prays that the tavern was less crowded than the first time when he tried to directly go to New Mareland. He opens the door and steps inside.

Also, r00d, didn't give me mah turnips[/spoilers]
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68510
68513
>>68505
I haven't picked my languages. How many are there in this setting?
"You work hard. Quite commendable. Teaching foals is an honorable role."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68511
68512 68515 68517
>>68507
She looks skeptical at first, but then starts talking about communism

"Yes, the princesses and nobles for years have been made rich off of the labor of hard working ponies. Like you Earth ponies. Now, wealthy industrialists are taking much from the lower classes, forcing them into long working hours and into conditions that are in-equine. And these changelings are parasites even worse than the rich. New mareland also taxes us and keeps the industrialists in power, while preaching a pony-exclusive message. But the poor and disadvantaged are the poor and disadvantaged everywhere. Griffon, pony, all are robbed of the fruits of their labor.

We want the working class to unite and take control of the means of production"

>>68508
"Why do you not have an ID?"

>>68509
He walks in and looks forwards for a minute, when a voice says behind him
"You must be the new guy. The Underboss told me about you. You're a stallion from the wild who hasn't been broken in yet"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68512
68513
>>68511
"Obviously you're not listening. I LOST it.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68513
68514 68516
>>68510
Hell if I know, but everypony in Equestria speaks Ponish. That is, except for some of the pony tribes of the Forbidden Jungles who speak Neighuatl. New Marelanders speak Ponish, changelings have their own language but pretty much everyone you could reasonably encounter speaks Ponish, there's another pony nation that i don't think has been mentioned yet, and the Griffons speak like a half dozen different languages

>>68512
"Okay. Why didn't you get a new one?"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68514
68518
>>68513
"I've never been here before, so I don't know where to get one."
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68515
68518
>>68511
Iron turns around and seeks the voice behind him, intent on checking who he is and what he is carrying. After this he asks about his "work", like who the person he should visit. After this, he inquires about his part in the job.
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68516
68518
>>68513
I guess pony replaces Common in this setting then.
I get Common, Druidic, and one extra language based on Intelligence (plus any racial automatic languages available to Kirins), so I guess I'll take Neighuatl to round out any language barriers.
If that's not available, I'll just take Ignan, Terran or something else related to the elements monsters.

Sister Ash continues working in the kitchen, helping the ponies with whatever they ask for, for as long as it takes to finish preparing the meal.
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68517
68518
>>68511
"hmmmmmm, Sounds very interesting in theory.How is it in Practice?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68518
68519 68520 68521 68523
>>68514
"So where are you from?"

>>68515
I intended to give a description, but forgot

The voice comes from a Zebra Mare, who is a bit smaller than Iron. She has a sort of basic dress and a saddle bag. If she is holding a weapon it isn't immediately visible at least from this angle. She has the same sort of Caribbean accent as Zecora, but lacks her rhyming skills

>work
"A few stallions we loaned money too, gambling debts as well. We will be visiting their residences.

>his part
I will do most of the talking. You are here if they need any more persuasion, and if they try anything. The capo will know if we try to short him, avoid police, and don't kill anypony or let any guns go off, because that'll get police on you."

>>68517
She seems a little surprised that you asked this question, but answers happily
"Why Stalliongrad has recently managed to stop all food shortages with their agricultural collectivization, and over in Brodfield they threw off the shackles of the old nobility

>>68516
>common and druidic
Well, sure, if "common" is ponish, and "druidic" is the kirin language.
>Neighuatl
Tell me how she knows Neighuatl if she's never been to Equestria

Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68519
68525
>>68518
"Hmm, acceptable." He gets closer to the zebra mare. "I follow, you lead."
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68520
68525
>>68518
Onyx looks back over his shiny and slightly translucent coat.
"Well, uh. I figured the fact that I'm a crystal pony would show that I'm from the Crystal Empire."
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68521
68522 68524 68525
>>68518
Well, I get one bonus language based on intelligence, plus the equivalent to Common.
Druidic is an obscure magical language that comes to a Druid upon taking their first level; it is forbidden to teach. It would not be available to non-druid kirins.
If Neighuatl isn't on the table, I'll just take Ignan: the language of Fire Elementals.
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68522
68524 68525
>>68521
Or Draconic. Do dragons have their own language?
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68523
68525
>>68518
*Thinking horse noises*
"And you Said Communism Helps The Workers? How Exactly Do they do that?"
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68524
68529
>>68521
>>68522
Well, I guess that meta can be dealt with later.

Sister Ash proceeds with her work in preparing the meal, making small talk with the nuns about their shifts and schedules as she gets to know the workings of the abby.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68525
68526 68527 68528 68529 68530
>>68519
He follows her to an apartment building, and she knocks on the first door
"Who is it?"
"We're here to collect our money. We loaned you last month and it's due now"
"I haven't got it"
"I can smell you've got the money for alcohol."

She decides to get some input from Iron to let him try

>>68520
The green Stallion interjects
"Well, with that King Sombra coat he doesn't exactly shimmer in the light, but if he's not lying, that'd mean he's stateless

>>68521
We're doing this based on the pony universe. I didn't say it was impossible, I just asked how it is plausible

>>68522
Yes

>>68523
"You see, when the nobles or the industrialists own the means of production, they take the products of the labor. Think of a serf on a farm. The serf's labor works the land and makes it grow food. But the landowner takes the fruits of the land, and only gives enough back to the serf for the serf to survive, if that. But really, the landowner hasn't created any value. Only the Serf has done that. It's more or less the same in our capitalist setting, just on a grander scale. the laborers create value by their labor, but this wealth goes to the capitalists who take the surplus and give back only a little to the workers who created the value. It's the exploitation of the worker. But when we remove the capitalist or the landowner or the noble, the laborers can enjoy the fruits of their own labor and share the wealth among themselves. They enjoy the surplus wasted by the rich
Anonymous
oIADu
?
No.68526
>>68525
I'll take Draconic then.
Kirins are basically dragon-ponies, so it'd be plausible for her to be bi-lingual.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68527
68532 68533
>>68525
Onyx blinks, having never considered the resemblance.
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68528
68533
>>68525
"But what if the communist elite are corrupt? What happens then?"
oIADu
?
No.68529
68531 68533
[1d20 = 20]
>>68525
>>68524
I'm going to role gather information to subtly try to see if Sister Ash can overhear anything about these Waterfront Stallions mentioned earlier.
CmRz4
?
No.68530
68533
[1d20+4 = 9]
>>68525
Iron gives his partner a look. "Alright." He leans close to the door and speaks to the random pony. "Open the door and things will be easier for both of us. You really do not want me to break this door, because I will not be playing nice like my partner here." He knocks once. "If you do not open this door by the third knock, I will let myself in by force."

fingers crossed
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68531
695462__safe_artist-colon-lemon_pinkie pie_bedroom eyes_eyeshadow_hair over one eye_looking at you_nun_praying_sitting_smiling_solo_wimple.png
>>68529
>Third 20 in one day
Praise!
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68532
68535
>>68527
"So what does that mean for me?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68533
68534 68536 68537 68539
>>68527
"Alright, we'll ask you directly: are you wanted for some crime in Manehattan or Canterlot"

>>68528
"The workers through them out. Steel Stallion especially was known to put corrupt officials on trial. But anyways it's really only the Markist-Lemmonist variety of communism that emphasizes a bourgeoisie vanguard of the revolution in pre-industrial states. Industrial states can theoretically go directly into the communist state without much need of a vanguard of the revolution.

>>685
Most of them work at the orphanage, especially providing an education to the orhpans. They spend a significant amount of time in meditation or praying

>>68529
She learns too much

seriously, I'm wondering if what I had planned originally was too intense
>>68530
The Zebra whispers to you, "really? that's the best you've got?"

The stallion, however, takes the threat seriously enough, and opens the door. "My landlord is going to be pissed if this break again"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68534
68540
>>68533
"Nope. But what does being stateless mean for me?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68535
68538
>>68532
"Depends on if it's true. Now tell me, how did you get those scars?"
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68536
68540
when-you-crit-on-a-perception-check-i-see-everything-31062952.png
>>68533
*Braces for the horror*
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68537
68540
>>68533
Iron motions the Zebra to talk.
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68538
68540
>>68535
"My gun exploded in my face. I had to wear a type of mask until it healed."
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68539
68540
>>68533
"it seems to me like pony nature is being over looked."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68540
68541 68542 68543 68544 68694
>>68537
"Give us the money." She states demandingly

"Alright, here's half. My next paycheck is in two weeks"
He pulls out a set of bits

>>68538
"Your Gun? Where did you have a gun?"

>>68534
"to be Stateless is to be owned by no nation. Forever a stranger."

>>68536
When Canterlot was captured by New Mareland, the order lost its main source of funding. This didn't change after the war, when Canterlot was placed in a different "autonomous region" and basically a different country. The war produced orphans, and not many of the mothers and fathers who went off to war returned. Besides this, the orphanage of Moonlight Shores closed down, sending their orphans to Baltimare. The overcrowding and dire financial situation caused the Nunnery to be vulnerable. they sold some property and items, but when the Waterfront gang came by offering money, they had no real alternative. They took loaned money, and it seemed for a couple months the Waterfront gang would be almost patient. But then, they wanted it paid, as if they didn't know that was not possible. What causes much grief was when they came and took a number of children. Most were evidently impressed into service as gang members, and quite a number were sold to "loving families" In far away cities. The sisters can't really be sure what happened to any of them.

The most Traumatic incident was when a sister Sage was taken away when she protested too much to the removal of the children. No one at all can say what happened to her. On one instance when the gang came it seems there was an attempt to violate the vows of a sister, but if any fillie or sister was actually violated that hasn't been alluded to.

Hopes seemed to raise when the central government in Sunset took notice of the situation of the orphanage. But the stallion they sent didn't offer the sisters direct help, they instead took more than half the kids away, who, it is claimed, would be raised by families and taken in by orphanages across the seas. They probably did this because they suspect the sisters to be Restorationists, and so want to keep children away from them. At least when the Government became involved, it seemed to scare away the gang

The sisters are incredibly hurt by all of this, although at times they admit that they aren't really sure they could have given the foals much better lives than where they are now. At least, where they hope the foals are now.

>>68539
"But don't you see? Society shapes behavior, and when we have a society that rewards greed and emphasizes competitiveness, we will have competitive, greedy ponies. But when we build a society based on sharing and working together for the greater good, we can build a better pony"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68541
68545
>>68540
"Well, I would have hoped I had a gun in the middle of a damn war."
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68542
68545
>>68540
First, open the set of bits and, with my partner, confirm that they are real bits and that it is half of what he owes. Iron whispers to partner "If you want to choke the guy for more, say the word."
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68543
68545
>>68540
"That Sounds like something the black hoofs would say."
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68544
68547
>>68540
A dark, stormy cloud brews over Sister Ash's head as the details all the misfortune pile up before her, which she immediately fans away with her hoof.

Now, I take it she didn't just hear this directly. What's the atmosphere in the room (or at the table, if the meal is finished)?
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68545
68546 68549 68554
>>68541
"Are you saying that you fought in the war?"

>>68543
"Those pony Supremacists? They prop up the industrialists

>>68542
Check and check
"Choking might be a bit aggressive, but this guy has the other bits"
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68546
68729
>>68545
"Yes"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68547
68548 68550
>>68544
When the mares leave the kitchen and set the tables there is a much happier atmosphere. the Nuns direct all of the children to sit through a prayer to the Princess
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68548
>>68547
Sister respectfully joins them in prayer.
jmxuM
?
No.68549
68551
[1d20+5 = 16]
>>68545
"They also improve the workers Quality of life or so i hear."
bluff roll to act like i dont know.
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68550
>>68547
Sister respectfully joins them in prayer.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68551
68552
>>68549
The bluffing technically works
"Well, indeed late stage capitalism has resulted in some benefits to the working class, but the fruits of their labor still mostly goes to the industrialists"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68552
68553
>>68551
"the Black hoofs are Capitalists?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68553
68561
>>68552
"Capitalists of a different flavor, to be sure, but capitalists nevertheless. They retain private property and corporations"
CmRz4
?
No.68554
68555 68560
[1d20+4 = 13]
>>68545
"I will take that as "the word." Iron turns his head towards the indebted pony. "Do you take us as fools? We know you have more on you, so cough up or the owner will pay far more to clean up your corpse than a broken door."

I feel like such an edgelord
CwgBy
?
No.68555
68556 68557 68558 68559
[1d20 = 12]
>>68554
Rolling opposed intimidation roll
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68556
>>68555
Trips checked
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68557
68560
1502514045937-1.png
>>68555
Wew, close call there. Goddamn.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68558
>>68555
Also checked
Anonymous
WIaww
?
No.68559
68729
>>68555
Checked
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68560
68563
>>68557
>>68554
>>68557
he holds his ground for a moment, then blinks.

"Alright all right, I'll give you the money I saving for an engagement ring"

He hands over the other bits. The Zebra nods at Iron in contentment
jmxuM
?
No.68561
68562
[1d20+5 = 15]
>>68553
"i Would Argue that Capitalism and.....wait what where was called again? Fashieism? i would argue that they are 2 very different things From What ive Seen."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68562
68566
>>68561
"It is, all the same, a distraction from the Worker's state and the class struggle. The Blackhooves are imperialists, and they don't accept the Griffon working class as equals in their society
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68563
68564
>>68560
"Good riddance. You do not need a ring to claim a mare.", he turns to the Zebra mare, waiting her next move. Along the way, she asks why a zebra is here instead of her homeland.
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68564
68565
>>68563
"That's a fairly normal take, although most will pay up immediately, and some really don't have money. My family came here before I was born. My father was a sailor who visited this land. He liked it so much he moved here with his wife, and I was born here"
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68565
68567
>>68564
He nods. "Your father sounds strong. Did he battle often?"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68566
68567
>>68562
"No Griffons iv seen has been treated poorly by the black hooves."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68567
68568 68569
>>68565
"No, no. He was employed out of a port in Zebrica. We were part of the 'upper class' I guess. But I've been told I had great grandfathers who saw battle"

>>68566
"Why, they are impressed into military service and not allowed into the government"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68568
68576
>>68567
"Because this State was traditionally pony land?"
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68569
68576
>>68567
"That is fine. I have not seen many strong ponies around here either so it is understandable." He looks around. "So who is next in line to collect?"
Brie?!
Gciuk
?
No.68570
68576
>>68486
"A pleasure Ms. Prancer, please enjoy your drink, and do let me know if I can be of further assistance. My name is Brie." He says with a wink
Your Most Humble Agent
CwgBy
?
No.68571
68572 68573 68574 68575
image (2).jpg
Alright, here's the thing.

This so far has developed as about 5 different stories, which has been managable, but it's not really a D&D campaign. For a few of you - Onyx, Iron Hoof, and Dark star, I have at least one more scene before I would think the current storyline of the mini-character would be at a place where it could be concluded satisfactorily. And when the party could be united as one, it's less clear as to why the party as whole would be motivated to do one thing, when each character has their own motivations and a couple now have factions.

I don't think the plan I had for this originally will be interesting for a long period of time
Scaly Chinkhoers
oIADu
?
No.68572
>>68571
I can do whatever it takes to get the party moving. Just give me a nudge and I'll play along.
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68573
>>68571
as the gm you have the power to shoves together without an explanation if you want.
Brie
Gciuk
?
No.68574
>>68571
I can continue to pretend to flirt with mares so I can end up walking them home and then robbing them blind at a later date until everyone comes together, I don't mind waiting.
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68575
1521020631049.gif
>>68571
The name's just Iron
I have an idea on how to join up with crystal man. After that, you should encourage all of us to join a single faction, whatever it will be, opting for the Black whatevers, and then, as fascists had religion, we go on missionary business somewhere and then we bond there or something. Just my opinion tho. How it happens is up to you, or even IF it happens.
Your Most Humble Agent
CwgBy
?
No.68576
68577 68586
But if we continue along the same line

>>68568
"The Griffons owned the Western shore of Griffonia before they came 500 years ago, and many of the Griffons are Aborigines, and some are immigrants"

>>68569
The next two ponies in line paid without any real fuss. Less fuss than legal debt collecting half the time, really. The one after that, the mare made the guy cry. It didn't seem like you'll be getting money out of that one. And the fifth one, well, that's where it gets interesting

The Zebra, whose name you learned is Black Cauldron, knocks on the door, in what is the second floor of an apartment complex.

"We hear to collect on your gambling debts"

"I ain't payin' no debts"
the Stallion looks out through the hole.

"Open that door and talk to us or we'll break it down."

The Stallion takes the lock off the door and opens it. He is somewhat inside the door, which is now fully open, but he has a break-action rifle in his hooves. He points it directly at Black, and the barrel is very slightly outside. It's a single shot rifle

"I told you, I ain't payin' no gambling losses"

>>68570
She smiles and winks, but the guy next to her is irritated
Brie
Gciuk
?
No.68577
68578
>>68576
"Oh, please pardon me sir, I was captivated by the young mare here. Can I get you anything?"
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68578
68579
>>68577
He glares
Brie
Gciuk
?
No.68579
68593
>>68578
"Oh please sir don't be bashful, its no trouble at all."
CmRz4
?
No.68580
68581 68582 68583
[1d20+4 = 20]
Iron put a menacing glare, placing himself in front of Cauldron. "Put that tool down right now, colt. Do not make me snatch it away from you if you want your heart inside you instead of outside being raven food. This is a gamble you do not want to make."

Here's hoping if I fail the intimidate I get to roll initiative
CwgBy
?
No.68581
68582
[1d20+8 = 24]
>>68580
The Stallion gets extra modifiers for holding a gun. Boosts confidence
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68582
>>68580
>>68581
You get to roll initiative
CmRz4
?
No.68583
68584 68585
[1d20 = 13]
>>68580
Rolling initiative
CwgBy
?
No.68584
68585 68588
[1d20+1 = 5]
[1d20 = 7]
>>68583
Rolling for the Gambler and for Black. Black has the +1
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68585
68588
>>68583
>>68584
Iron wins Initiative. The Gambler is second, followed by Black Cauldron
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68586
68587
>>68576
"Excuse me but i never got your name. id like to get in contact with you later. you're pretty cute to be honest."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68587
68589
>>68586
She's kind of offended at the "pretty cute" comment. Her boyfriend, who has been standing next to her since Dark Star first approached them, is even more offended
CmRz4
?
No.68588
68591 68592 68593
[1d20+10 = 26]
>>68584
>>68585

Ok, I'll improvise. Tell me if I'm missing anything

Iron nonlethally attacks unarmed with improved unarmed strike.
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68589
68593
>>68587
"hey hows it going buddy?"
Iron
CmRz4
?
No.68591
68601
>>68588
*at the gambler
Brie
Gciuk
?
No.68592
>>68588
Improved unarmed strike is automatic, you don't have to declare it (though it was good to state it was a non-lethal attack)
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68593
68594 68596
>>68588
That sure as shit hits. the question is if it's enough to knock him out before he shoots

>>68589
"Hey" he glares

>>68579
The bar tender signals to Brie, and should he chose to listen, is told this

"You charmed that mare a little bit, but you're never going to make her leave a guy with more money for a guy like you. She's the kind of Succubus that seeks out prey with the most money and the most power. It's her way of affirming her value, and of being better than the other mares. She can only offer her looks and herself as a target of your affection. But she'll take from you all of your affection, your attention your money, and a piece of your life force as she dumps her insecurities and her hatred of her life onto you. When the Changelings roll into this town at the end of next year, mares like her will find that they are out of a job."
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68594
68597
>>68593
"whats wrong?"
Plucky Strings
1SHLU
?
No.68595
68597
>>67940
*currently asleep in the back of a hay wagon wearing a straw hat, hitch hiking to the nearest town*
*plucky doesn't know where she is headed because that would require a level of planning that she simply isn't capable of*
*a small guitar lays beside her in the hay*
Brie
Gciuk
?
No.68596
68597
>>68593
>when
*whispers back*
"I'm not trying to win her affection, I'm just trying to walk her home, if you catch my drift."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68597
68598 68599 68600
>>68594
He moves back and away, and he pulls the mare away with him

>>68596
"And that's exactly the thing. She will never let anypony walk home when another stallion can drive her in a Mustang Royal.

>>68595
Hmmm, I'm not entirely sure what to do

Plucky Strings
1SHLU
?
No.68598
68611
>>68597
figure out where the driver of the cart is going in order to best facilitate my character into the story, she'll hop out and start playing anywhere
*and then you hear some bitch playing a guitar*
Brie
Gciuk
?
No.68599
68602
>>68597
"Well are you gonna tell me where she lives then?"
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68600
68607
>>68597
"ah i see,my bad buckaroo.sorry."
*walks back to the bar*
CwgBy
?
No.68601
68603
[1d3+4 = 5]
>>68591
What's your modifiers on this? I think this dice roll is right? Anyways, rolling damage
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68602
68606
>>68599
"What exactly are you intending to do to my customers?"
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68603
68604
>>68601
5 base and 5 for STR
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68604
68605
>>68603
I mean specifically the damage
OOC
CmRz4
?
No.68605
>>68604
It's a bare hoof if you're asking for weapons. Hold on, maybe the sheet says
Brie
Gciuk
?
No.68606
68609
>>68602
"Nothing improper, I can assure you of that. Research, my good man."
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68607
68608
>>68600
Hmmm. So I take it he went to the socialist event to pick up mares, and went home before the speaker even arrived?
DarkStar
jmxuM
?
No.68608
68609
>>68607
yep
Anonymous
CwgBy
?
No.68609
68610 68612 68613
>>68606
"I think her dad is on..... well... Damn. Let me think"

When you are about to give up, he responds "oh yes, she is on sixth and Harerington"

>>68608
Then I guess he won't out anything about secret meetings, but alright
OOC
CmRz4
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