Welcome back to Occupied Equestria, an RP set in a conquered Equestria, using D&D 3.5e mechanics, and based in large part on the My Little Pony mod for Hearts of iron 4, Equestria at War
The party has successfully stopped the Communists of Baltimare from importing guns and foreign advisers in preparation for a revolt. They have also raided a Griffin freighter involved in arms trafficking, and are prepared to leave and end their long night.
"we should head to the tavern."
"I will follow. Remember the agreement." Iron follows Dark Star.
Aren't we all still in the boat?
"You've been shot twice and stabbed, Shimmer has been shot, Brie has been shot, and Iron has been slashed, thrashed, and stabbed.">>72934
"Now what's that you've been carrying on your back?"
>>72932>finally gets a chance to join the party
[Excited Fighter-Horse Noises]
Yes, but if he decides to travel to the tavern, it is good.
Iron looks away from Skies "I see your game. Fine, the chest should cover it."
"So you want to take 30% of all of the Gold and say that is your '200 bits'?">>72942
"You know this guy has gold on him, right?">>72941
"No, you need a doctor">>72938
Shit I'll get to you
"Uh, thanks?" He catches it. "Well, I guess that is that." He turns to Skies. "I can share some of what is inside the chest if you want. Your terms are agreeable." He takes the 30% and stores it in his hide and passes the chest to Skies. "I guess an organization needs more of the gold than me."
She is not satisfied
"There are 6 of you and you claim 1/3?"
"Gold? you Guys found it?"
"Iron and Shimmer must have found it"
"Oh, sorry. I thought you wanted thr chest." He clearly is annoyed. "Shimmer did not take anything when we opened it, so he is out of the question. I do not know if Ash even needs it and Dark Star is supported by an entire organozation, let him use organization funds." Iron recollects. "Because I opened the chest to begin with, as well as the suitcases you wanted me to open it, I should take a bigger share."
"let me get this straight. You want an entire additional 10% share of the gold because you opened a couple suitcases and the chests? And while we're on the subject, did you bother to ask Ash if she had any use for it rather than just assuming? Did you bother to ask Dark Star how much he is getting from his organization?"
First, Iron turns to Ash. "Do you need some of this gold, Ash? I feel like you will not tell me unless I ask you directly."
"Why don't we open it first?"
"I havent gotten any money from them."
>>72952>I'm nearly died for free
Sister Ash gives him a quizical expression at this statement.
Iron shakes his head. "It is not necessary. There are 10 pieces of gold." He makes some math. "Since you seem interested, we can go with 2 gold bars to you, 2 to Onyx, 2 to Dark Star, 2 to me and 2 to Skies. Not sure of Brie is here to even pick up the gold, so I could go for one more to me and one more for Ash."
*Replace Brie with "the bat"
"How about one brick to each participant in the battle including the Bat, and the remainder to your Benefactors who sent you on this mission, and who will want their taxes anyways"
"Before I agree, any estimation of the value of this gold?"
A 5 pound brick of gold is worth 250 gp at market price. Gold is a trade good, so it can be sold for it's market price.
To put that in perspective: one set of mundane, nonmagical banded mail.
Or at least that's what the books say.
Roll to Appraise.
"Fine. But I will hand out." He starts to hand out one piece of gold for each character present. He is left with 5 available gold pieces. "I shall safeguard the rest of the gold until everyone comes and retrieves it. You can tail me if you want to ensure your pieces."
A single set of full plate costs 1500 gp.
A +1 magic weapon costs a minimum of 1000 gp.
The total wealth level of a level 5 Player character starts at about 9000 gp (or 4,300, for an NPC).
That a lot more money than I thought we would start out with.
>>72966Calculating CR for this on its own will be difficult>>72968
Don't worry, most of the characters are not starting out with anywhere near that kind of money
Magic items are expensive.
I mean, combining everything Silver has on him (equipment, weapons, armor, and Bits), he doesn't even have quite one thousand.>>72970
Also, healing potions and damage-reduction passing ammunition are essential.
Plus trail rations, but survival replaces those in the wilderness.
I basically started with 0
I pretended I had normal lvl 5 gold, but gave it all away to the orphanage.
Oh, sorry. Guess I wasn't paying attention,
Holds glass away from Dark Star.>>72969
"Well, I'm glad we are all debating on how much shiny stuff we are going to get and not what we do next. How has tonight changed our lives? Are we cleared of this by the government, or are we going to be on the run now?"
"Baltimare police is going to want you. But Baltimare police won't be running this investigation, the Governate will. The robbery will be considered less important in the public investigation than the arms trafficking that the robbery targeted. Gotta stop that gun violence, after all. Both the arms trafficking and the robbery will be blamed - publicly - on the Waterfront gang and rogue elements within it, which the Baltimare police will use as an excuse to crack down. Secretly, the Blackhooves will be investigating the role of foriegn governments in this. With luck, the Communists will think that they got away with this free."
"I still have children to find. The government seems to be less than enthusiastic to do anything about that."
Blue Skies stares at Ash. I don't believe the two have spoken to each other since Ash tried to burn her by raising all of the metal equipment on her above boiling point
"You Should Give me a sip of that."
"I can help you find it if you need it. Just say the word." Iron stands by Ash's side.
"So are the police going to be hunting us after they grow tired of going after this gang?">>72982
"After we get to safety and get them to stop fighting over metals, then I will try to help you out with that.">>72984
"Sorry, but you can't drink Tipsy."
"Of course. A stallion should always help a mare in need ." Iron strokes her mane. "Especially one as cute as you."
I hold it closer to myself.
"Unicorns sure are strange."
"The Governate can hie evidence as needed. Well, except for one little problem. There were several survivors of this incident. All of them will be detained by the Governate for at least some time, and some may never be released. But if any of them get free, they could report seeing you to the Communists, the Gang, or even Baltimare PD.">>72992
She breaks the silence
"I take it you didn't take a vow of Chastity"
>>72996I don't have that feat.
Sister Ash looks over, still awkwardly.
"..No.. I haven't.."
"Do you know how to drive a boat?"
"So... we need to book it out of town soon? How are we going to get out of this one?"
"That reminds me"
She starts the engine, and now guides the boat away from the ship. Slowly>>72997
"Looks like this plantation boy made quite the score tonight">>72999
"There are a few options, but it's not an immediate problem. Don't expect any of these ponies to be released yet"
Iron laughs. "No need to thank me for stating facts. But I will want to get my wounds patched up, and get some gear, but the latter can wait."
Iron thinks. "Do you think you can patch up my wounds, Ash?">>72996
Iron laughs. "No need to be jealous, Skies, I am sure Star can take you on a date. Unless you want me of course."
Well, this leaves her speechlessIron has taken a shit load of damage, so a full recovery will require either a professional doctor/equal alternative, or a 20 from Ash. A reasonable dice roll from ash will allow at least 10 HP recovery between the end of the night and the next morning
"Sorry, sorry. I went a bit far there." Iron giggles a little.
She whispers "No one has asked me" and then tries to take a drink from a non-existent container
"There you are, juggernaut. Want some gold?"
"Well, sure. If you're offerings
Iron leans closer and whispers to Dark Star about how she purrs when touched somehow. "I am sure she will not mind that you do it too."
Iron gives him a piece of gold. "I would give you more for your amazing prowess but the employer needs to give most of the gold to the organization."
Onyx is obviously sick and tired of having nothing to his name.
"I feel you. Talk to Skies about it. It is kind of valuable. It is a gold brick, after all."
Oh a brick, not a coin.
Well this changes things completely.
"Hey, skies! Can I have a few of these?"
"We haven't heard from everyone on the subject, but at the moment it looks like each is taking one. Not to say that two is out of the question"
"Oh I'd be happy with two..."
Onyx looks at the gold like a starving man looks at food
"More than happy...."
"I am sure Shimmer would give it to you if you ask him nicely. Said he did not care about the gold brick"
"I'm wondering if ponies would grow suspicious at our new found wealth. We may want to keep the gold more of a secret than what you guys are suggesting."
"I am a literal nobody. I should be fine with ponies looking at me funny." Iron leans on Shimmer. "If you want, I can safeguard your piece indefinetly."
"Don't worry. I don't need any share of the gold. I wasn't even being paid to be here."
"I have nothing though. This'll help a lot."
He then turns to Skies
"If there's more of this waiting for me occasionally I'll gladly sign up for your group"
"It varies job by job, but sometimes, the subversives are loaded"
"I take it as mine, then." Iron pockets Shimmer's piece. There are now 6 bricks available.
Onyx takes two of the six, making his total three.
Iron shrugs. "If Skies allows it." 4 pieces available.
"What kind of work are you looking for specifically?">>73031
"The devil will have her cut, and we haven't heard from Brie, Ash, or Dark Star. Put that back"
"Work in general. I'm just a veteran with nothing to his name."
He then looks Skies dead in the eyes and only puts one back.
"Well, you are bold." If Ash, Dark Star and Brie have no been given their pieces, 7 pieces available.
*Dark Star Stares at Iron for a moment*>>73033
*Then He Kisses Blue*
"What is the matter, Skies. Are you going to let him do that?" Iron is skeptical about this.
Surprised, then she wraps her wings around Dark Star and kisses right back>>73039
Her mouth is full of Dark Star's at the moment
Iron gives only one brick to the mare. "Like I said, only one each. Talk fo Skies to increase if you can."
Onyx takes the third back while Skies is busy trading spit.
"I knew it." He stares at Onyx. "I say you give it back. Do not ruin the moment."
Sorry. I've been in and out. I was just given a whole bunch of work to do.
I take it from the bartender and put it back. "Just ask for it from the nun."
'While I do respect you, you are robbing me too. Place it back right now and take two if you want, not three."
Onyx looks at the two.
"I don't think you understand how much I don't have"
She breaks mouth contact for a moment
"Put both back or a bullet will fly through your skull as you sleep. We'll negotiate on you getting more than one after the others have claimed their bricks" She goes back to Dark Star>>73047
"If he doesn't put it back, I will personally pay you to punch him" Skies is irritated that she has to use her mouth to speak these words and not for kissing
"I might have an idea..."
"Shit, I'll pay him to punch me. I haven't had jack-shit in a couple years."
Suffice it to say that she likes the affection. Next actions?
"Save me your sob story. With your strength, you could live with nature pretty easily. The only reason you believe you need it is because you are scared of losing the comfort of the city. Am I wrong?"
*Dark star reaches over annd drags a bar to him*>tfw gold is heavy>tfw 7 str
"No, it's the fact that Changelings burned everything I had to my name before taking me prisoner"
Blue skies places her hoof on his, to help lift the heavy bar with her 9 strength>>73055New Mareland are the ones who took him prisoner. If he were a changeling prisoner, he'd be in a pod right now with magical extractors plugged into him
6 pieces left>>73055
"Nevermind the reason. Put the pieces back or you will have to pick up your teeth from the floor, or worse"
"Just be content with what you can get from this one mission. I'm even forfeiting any take so you can have more."
Onyx snorts before dropping it on the ground.
"Dont make me shoot you. i like the way you serve Whiskey."
"Good. Keep one of them." 6 pieces left.
Iron smiles at the scene. "This is great. Finally the mare feels some love."
"Nope, I'm keeping two. You get the third"
"Come on, Onyx. You are pushing the boundaries of trust here. Keep in mind there are 4 of us against one of you. If you act nice maybe Skies will reconsider."
*Reconsidet giving you two gold bricks
>decide to take a break for dinner
>come back to 64 new posts
So...did I miss anything?
"I will not say again. Drop the second brick. I am sure Skies will reconsider giving you two if you obey." Iron places his forehead against Onyx's forehead. "One"
Fires my revolver into the water close to oynx
"Do you have a death wish?"
No hug or hoof hold? No long talk about past, present or future?>>73063
"I Swear to the Duke, to Halcyon Shores, and to the Great Mother, that I may have certified you as 'not a changeling' yesterday, but I will turn this ship back to store and tell the guards that you have been replaced by a spy"
"Maybe, I do. But I'm not walking off of the boat with less than two">>73075
"Pffft, like you know me to say this is out of character"
*Points my revolver at oynx*
"Are you sure this is the road you want to take bartender?"
>>73076>But I'm not walking off of the boat with less than two
INB4: everyone works together to carry him off the boat with his allotted one gold brick.
Don't you dare start giving them ideas
"Stop this all of you!"
I take a gold bar.
"I claim my share and give it to the bartender. There! Happy?"
I toss the bar at Onyx.
"Are you sure this guy isn't a changeling?">>73080
"You already gave a share to Iron"
"So you're giving me three?"
Onyx eyes the two bars to his side and the one in front of him confusedly
Wait wait everyone hold the fuck up.
If Iron had one, and the magic hoers gave him one....
Doesn't that make two?
It's gonna be a while until I can RP effectively.
You know, I used to be on this one pony RP forum, and it was surprisingly similar to how this game is currently.
"I'm starting to suspect it more.">>73080>>73082
"The State gets its Tax."
Iron has two>>73084
"We didn't say you could never have two, we said we haven't alloted it yet">>73085
Well, that's almost certainly not a compliment
"I am only holding the pieces to distribute. I have only taken one officially. Now stop this nonsense and give back the piece you owe."
“Forget it. I’m done with this group. All you can think about is this shit.”
I storm off.
“How can ponies think like this under these desperate times?”
These metal names really are confusing me>>73088really sorry I have to be this difficult
"Two, or I'm walking out"
Shimmer finds that he is on a small boat in a bay, and options to storm off are limited
>>73091It's fine, if I had the same health as you, I would do the same
"Then walk out! Stop acting like a colt already!"
[1d20+4 = 18][1d20+12 = 27]>>73094
Onyx takes off the armor, sets down the halberd, and put his jump ranks to use.
The +12 is his jump towards the shore, the +4 is the swim check
"my whole family was murdered and you dont see me crying about not having 2
I mean, it's not your fault, it's just what happens occasionally.
[1d20+7 = 13][1d20+5 = 6]>>73095
Iron sighs. He passes the all the gold bricks to Skies. "Hold this for me, leave what you want for me." He then mimicks the actions of Onyx.
Onyx confirmed Atlas in disguise.
...I'm just gonna leave this F here to pay my respects.>>73100
Is it 1 on the swim or 1 on the jump?
[1d20 = 2]>>73098
Are you kidding me, I've gotta-
Onyx sees the flailing Iron and turns back around to help him.
No swim bonus cause carrying another horse.
And now they're both going to drown.
[1d20 = 8]>>73103
While Onyx was acting childish, Iron acknowledges his attempt to save him. Therefore he has to do the same to him.
[1d20 = 18]
I'm not even a part of this encounter, I'm just going to make a roll to see if the dice just hates us now, or if they're just memeing.
No, they're just memeing.
THAT DICE COULD'VE BEEN OURS!
Friendship ended with email dice.
Now square bracket dice are my friend.[1d20 = 18]
A panel of the roof in Silver's room falls loose, causing a pouch of bits long hidden up there to fall to the ground before him>>73103>>73098
Blue Skies stops the boat, and places a hoof on her face
Onyx tries again, still tugging the other horse[1d20 = 8]
"We- We should stop them from drowning."
I give up my Obscurring Mist slot to summon a dolphin that rescues them both.
It can take 10 on swim checks.
"At least I gave you the gold and a coltfriend, right Skies?" Iron coughs up some water. He turns to Onyx. "If you are going to act suicidal, at least do it with guaranteed profit."
“And ruin the metaphor of their greed? I suppose...”
Blue Skies sighs, and takes flight, to try to grab onto Iron
"Hey, I was swimming fine until I had to save your flank"
Oh, hey, the random meme dice roll actually did something. Neat.>>73116
He slowly gazes up at the newfound hole in his ceiling, wondering A.) if this used to be a smuggler's den, and B.) if he can patch it up without Glass noticing.
Whether this was a stash of stolen bits that was placed there to hide it, or someone's stash that was left behind is not immediately determinable. The wooden roof panels can be placed back as they were by standing on a stool.... or Unicorn magic
Iron laughs. "Sure, but for how long before they would have caught you? Trust me, you would have died before actually feeling the rewards." Iron shakes his head. "Even after you had confirmed further payments. Give me a break.">>73125
Iron grabs onto the dolphin.>>73122
"While I thank you for your efforts, I do not think you can pick me up."
She pulls anyways
Dark Star drives the boat close to iron
SHE FUCKING WINS OVER THE DOLPHIN
"Till who caught me?"
Onyx grabs the dolphin, looking a bit shinier than he did when arguing.
Iron is lifted by Skies. "Wow, I can feel the power of love already." Iron laughs
I hate this fucking timeline tbh.
What the fuck, how do we get good rolls now that they won't die,.
"Do not act so coy, you did not have a plan. The fact that you jumped out of a boat like that proves that."
"I don't remember jumping out the boat. I just remembered getting mad, then appearing in the water."
"..." He firmly plants a hoof in his face before realigning the panels oh so gently with levitation. "Hmm. Might need to keep this in mind. Could be decent hiding spot."
Iron looks at Onyx a bit funny. "Sure. Whatever you say."
"If you want to get rid of your anger, we can spar it out, hoof to hoof if you want."
“Dark Star wanted to save you”
She swiftly beats her wings and drops Iron onto the boat
If Onyx notices the dripping sarcasm or confused looks he doesn't acknowledge it.
"So... Where exactly is the boat right now?"
"I guess I gave him some guidance that paid off, huh?" Iron has a shit-eating grin.
[1d20+7 = 18]>>73142
Drives closer to oynx and the Dolphin thaat appered
Iron turns to Ash "Do not think I did not notice your attempt to save me." Iron strokes her mane. "Sorry for that little scene. I will still help you if you need it."
I am away from my keyboard, so I am not going to be able to respond very effectively>>73144
“And now you are learning. What’s that old expression? ‘You can catch more changelings with niceness than rudeness”
Now she is left trying to think
“No, that’s not how that saying goes” >>73145
It is so >>73143
“A location on the shore north where we could drive to a doctor that won’t ask questions”>>73138
The area above the panel is at least six inches deep, and two feet by two feet
"You catch more Changelings with honey than you do with vinegar." Onyx comments as he flops on the deck.
"Am I allowed to nap?"
"Yes. This could work." He makes a mental note of this. He then makes a mental note to get a notepad so he doesn't have to keep so many mental notes.
Iron nods, smiling. "Anytime, Skies."
I'm sorry. I'm really busy and won't be available for quite a while.
"Do not forget to give the second brick back to Skies." Iron has a serious expression. "Do not perform the same stunt."
Well he certainly has enough money to buy a notepad now>>73149
“I was going to tell you not to risk bleeding out. But you’re not injured”tfw I want to have her say changelings don’t care for honey, but I am not certain about that part of Changeling lore>>73145
Blue skies goes up next to Dark Star
"Hey Skies. Question. Is the medical care paid for us?" Iron tilts his head, somewhat confused as to why she isn't trying to take the second brick back from Onyx.
"Oh yeah... It's quite fucking paid for around here"
Onyx looks angrier than he did before.
Oh, she's probably not taking it cause Onyx isn't next to them and claiming possession.>>73157
"Well, gunshots do tend to do that"
"Well, you have a marefriend now. I say it is a victory if you ask me."
I fite u 4 dat gold boi, don't test me
U wot m8, 1v1 irl. I'll bash ye mum
The boat approaches a small dock near the north shore>>73155
“Getting a bullet removed is free courtesy of the taxpayers. Getting a bullet removed without the police being notified is a bit costlier. I can secure a payment from our benefactors”>>73157
“We will get you to a hospital soon enough. Be proud, for with your pain you have bought the entire province perhaps an entire month of freedom from the Changelings”
"I know. Does that mean you will pay for the expenses?" Iron is tilting his head at Onyx, clearly trying to tell her something.
I put in enough ranks to take 10. All she needs is a quiet spot to do it.
Iron ruffles her mane. "That is very nice of you."
Dark Star puts His leg around blue
"im not gonna bleed to death before we get there are we?"
Iron strokes his chin. "Why are you dressed in those... remains of cloth?" Iron ponders "They seen special for some reason."
[1d20+5 = 9]>>73170
"Oopsie. Let's try that again."
[1d20+5 = 14]>>73172
"Jeebuz, it really is deep in there.."
This is the part where Ash shows her true colors, amputating the wrong leg of Dark Star, pretending to extract a bullet.
>>73174>Lots of painful pulling later
"Haha!" She declares, with the bloody piece of lead between her hooves.
“No, you will be fine.” She presses down a rag on his wound>>73174>>73170
She seems to have sealed the wound. Only after cutting a hole into the wrong leg.>>73167
Blue Skies takes interest
"uggggghhhhhhhh this is worse than being shot."
Dark Star ruffles blues mane
"i really need a drink after that."
"I would advise against it. You've lost a lot of blood, and your kidneys could fail."
Iron smirks at the interaction. Star is learning.
Blue seems to like the display of affection.
“We can go to the tavern after you are safe. Reporting back to headquarters can wait until the morning”>>73181
Blue seems a bit angered by this statement
"Hey Ash, what is with the charred clothing on you? I know you told me that you were on a journey of sorts, but you never told me much about it."
"Luckily one of us is a bartender"
"You should drink some water. Like, a gallon."
"... It used to be a nun's habit..." She says sadly
"I was volunteering at the orphanage on the hill."
She just shakes her head in disapproval.
"Ohr-fa-naj"? What is that?" Iron ponders for a bit. "What is a nah-n?
"I'll what the clergy devotees call themselves in this country."
"Ah, so you are an elder? They were the ones who speak to the gods, though I have never heard of female elders."
"Yea Hydration is important.">>73183
rubs her wings>>73185
"im glad i didnt have to shoot you."
The boat stops at a dock. There is a truck waiting.
“Who here needs a doctor?”>>73194
She gives a cute smile, and a sort of purring sound
"I could use one when the rest are fixed up."
Iron perks his ears up and proceeds to step down from the boat to the docks. He offers a hoof to help Ash to climb down.
"Well, not in this country.. I joined to help the poor, and to learn more about the Equestrian clergy."
"I think everyone but me needs a doctor"
"My pleasure." Iron thinks for a bit. "It is noble to help ponies who are disadvantaged, just do not coddle them too much or they will become independent of you." Iron motions to follow. "What have you learned so far on the religion?"
[1d20+13 = 21]
Also, rolling knowledge (nature) to see if I know what color changeling blood is.
Iron nods. "I suppose you have your reasons." Iron ponders "Any good experiences with animals?"
I’m not sure if I want to include Changelings under Nature, when they are sort of mysterious creatures
I roll for this, because I assume Changelings, being arthropods) vermin, would have blue/green/yellow blood. I want Ash to know in advance in case she ever needs to prove she's not a changeling.Knowledge (nature) applies to vermin as well as monstrous humanoids.
What creature subtype do they fall under?
Nature cover monstrous humanoids, fey, fairies, giants, animals, magical beasts, vermin, seasons, weather, and plants.
"I have a bot of experience."
Also, she watched a changeling get squished in front of her own eyes.
Was it green and icky?
"Come on, there must be some special moment of joy when interacting with one." Iron thinks. "I remember many of my tribe told me there was this small tiger cub one of the tribesmen brought back when I was not born. It was named "Claw". They told me that he was a playful rascal, snuck off during the night, stole food and hunted mice."
"That sounds like quite a bit of fun."
“Alright everypony, get in the back of the truck. We will go to a doctor first”I am still away from my laptop>>73212
The dead Changeling she saw had green gooey blood. Also note that Ash has gone through one of the Changeling tests before. (She passed)
"They always told me it was fun playing with it. Claw was energetic, pouncing on everyone to start playing. He had to leave later on as his pounces became too strong for the tribesponies."
The sorcerer gets in the back of the truck.
Iron starts the trek to get inside the truck.
Dark Star helps Blue onto the truck
Noted for future reference.
"That's just how it is sometimes." She says with a sigh.
"Does anybody else need a bullet removed?" Sister Ash says, levitating a pair of pliars she founds out of nowhere
"Some ponies say that he still lingers around our tribe, acting as protection against other predators. I personally do not believe it."
Looks a little nervous.
"I think I will wait for the doctor."
"Hmmmmmmmm.. interesting." She says with a smile
"They can get clingly."
"I do not have bullet wounds, but thank you."
[1d20+5 = 12]>>73225
"And get blood poisoning?! No time."
*Tries to grab bullet out of wound*
[1d20+5 = 21]>>73228
"I'm sorry, I'm so clumsy.."
Iron nods. "Maybe it is true, then/"
She likes this
“D’aww, thank you, but I have things to get from the boat”>>73218>>73219
It’s a military style, with seats on the back
*Finally yanks out bullet*
The pain... the torture...>>73232>>73232
Covered in blood now...
Iron looks at the doctor inside the truck. "I hope you can treat slashes from a machete."
[1d20+5 = 20]>>73234
*Grabs some suspicious herbs out of spell components sack*
"This is going to sting, a lot."
Blue retrieves a briefcase, a suitcase, some documents, and a partly burned flak jacket from the boat, and places iron the cabin of the truck. Then, she gets the gold, and tries to place it in the back of the truck >>73234
Oh if only
“This is just our ride”
Iron is a bit surprised that Ash jumped inside the truck and smeared him with herbs but he felt better. "Thank you." He pets Ash's mane.
"Where is the doctor, then?"
*lifts self onto the truck
*Dark star helps her on first*
Blue is like a cat wanting be fed>>73240>>73239
“ Doctor is a short drive away”>>73242
Which she likes, and any help with the gold
Iron nods. He decides to pass time stroking Ash's mane and coat unless she decides to heal another of them.
Everyone can be healed 1d4 hit points.
After that, it's potions, unless you want to wait until tomorrow morning.
The truck drives very smoothly to what seems to be a clinic. Blue asks for a certain pony then directs the others to go in. They go to the back and a door is locked. The doctor is s unicorn, dressed normally, who is a bit rude. He takes the most interest in Iron’s wounds, because he is the most wounded. “That’s not how you’re supposed to use a lawnmower.”
"Yes, you are real funny." Iron steps near the doctor. "Can you heal these wounds or not?"
He doesn’t say anything, only gives a look of contempt as he works his magic. Literal magic, besides disinfectants, aneasthetics, and stitches
“You’ll be fine by the morning. Fine-ish. Don’t wrestle anymore industrial propellers”>>73247
Blue Skies moves her head up into the hoof when so touched, in an adorable fashion
Next, the doctor goes to Dark Star. “Argument with your marefriend I see.”
He applies anaesthic, pulls the bullets out, and stitches up the wound before applying magic.” You’ll be fine
Iron inspects Ash to see if she has any wounds on her.
He goes to shimmer, and does much the same as he did to Dark Star
“Your wound is the most normal”
And with that, I think the injured ponies have been treated >>73251
She was not wounded>>73252
The seats in the waiting room are not that comfortable, but maybe if you lay across a few...
Nothing but her clothes, which are charred to ruins.
"Scales.. They help."
Onyx lays across a few chairs
"oh yea she got me real good doc."
Iron is a bit embarrased by Ash knowing he was checking her for wounds. Iron moves his head a bit up, looking slightly to the left.
I return to the others in the waiting room.
BACK AT MY LAPTOP!!!!>>73259
Blue Skies: "I know that look">>73258
She is scalier than most mares>>73256
He can nod off, but eventually they wake him to go>>73256>>73257>>73258>>73259>>73261
"Alright, we've done that. Now, we can take you to where ever you want to go. Just, if you have wounds, try to cover them"
Was my spellcraft check successful in identifying the doctor's spell?
Good enough, he just needs a nap after the battle
"Is there any for me now that the mission is over?"
"Question. How do I cover all these slashes all across my body?"
"I can fix those in the morning."
Oh yes. It's an arcane permutation of a divine healing spell. Cure wounds>>73264
"You want us to take you back to the Tavern?">>73266
"With your animal hides, for instance">>73265
"If you'd be kind enough"
Iron smiles. "Thank you, Ash.">>73268
He is skeptical about it, but he guesses it's his best shot.
Ash Can't do anything that the doctor hasn't already done>>73269
"You've been awfully silent most of the time I've been around you.">>73272
High enough to justify medical school and residency
When I say level, I mean spell level.>Tfw no knowledge Arcana so can't identify his class
Iron still believes that Ash can do it, even though the doctor was very skilled and did everything he could. He strokes her mane some more.
"You can go where you please">>73275
Cure Moderate Wounds
"Whats the HQ Like? is every pony there nice?"
"Ummm, can I use your restroom?"
Just checking, what time is it?
If I had to guess, I'd say midnight (12PM) to early morning (3:00 AM)
Fuck. It's a good thing Divine casters don't need 8 hours rest to recover their spells, like Arcane casters do.
"Didn't you go there? We're still working out of the Grand Baltimare Hotel, which can make interrogation rooms... a bit less than fully suited for purpose. Most of the administration are New Marelanders who have been disabled from injuries sustained in battle. They are pretty nice mostly, though many are cynical. We have a few Manehattaners. They vary in how nice they are. They are definitely nicer to me than those back home">>73281
The doctor points to the back>>73283
By this time, at least midnight. 1:00 AM feels most appropriate, but I don't want to discourage going to the tavern if that is so desired
"yea i did but i only talked to sea breeze."
I'm just checking, so I know when to pray for my spells again.
Also, Sister Ash wants to rip out her stitches and Wild Shape to avoid scars.
Iron leans in near Skies and whispers. "Hey, remember the bricks."
"He is a deputy director, reasonably high ranked. You could say that he is my handler. He does his duty as well as he can. And we are offering you a ride to wherever you want to go">>73288
It's not going to scar with the properly applied medicines. Stahp.>>73289
"Of course I remember the bricks."
"I don't have anywhere left."
If you must, please do it in private so I don't have to go through this
My sleep schedule is fucked nine ways to Sunday.
That's why she asked about the restroom.
>>73290>we are offering you a ride to wherever you want to go
"i really need to go south."
"I meant tonight... Why do you need to go south?"
"oh uh its kinda a long story. Do you really want to know? its kind of sad."
[1d20+7 = 23]>>73298
She places a hoof on his hind leg
And sense motive: how interested is he in her?
>>73290>we are offering you a ride to wherever you want to go"
"... The cannery... On the East bank.."
Iron cocks his head. "I suppose I will follow." He leans on Ash and whispers "This is for the foal, right?"
Iron nods and awaits movement from Ash, intending to follow when she moves.
>the character needs sleep, but don't know where to sleep, since it's the city
Is there a forest nearby or something?>>73303
"I have a feeling you don't intend on sleeping there tonight"
I'll take this moment of respite to change up some of the feats I wanted to do.
Removed Toughness x2, reducing health to 42
Added weapon focus and specialization for unarmed, as well as great cleave.
"... Is there a forest nearby?"
Also removed Improved Overrun
"Well it starts when i was 9 and my father died a war. so my mom raised me and my brother all on her on. untill when i was 15 when she was murdered by a griffion named "Scar" and princess celestia was alerted but she never looked into it."
"I hope you do not follow us to see what we are up to. You have your own coltfriend to play with now." Iron grins.
[1d20+7 = 15]>>73309
"There's been a great many injustices in this world that have never been corrected. Were you left homeless thereafter? Why don't we go somewhere together to discuss this?" She looks at him with a caring smile, and places a hoof near his inner thigh>>73310
"I have a feeling"
Sense motive to see if he was serious when he implied he would date her>>73307
"A few south and West of the City, yes"
"Take me south then." She says
"Does anybody have a quil?"
Iron indeed does want to date her. That is why he follows her at the moment. Iron is also expecting Skies to throw herself at Star when no one's around.
"Ask the unicorn bookworm, he may have one."
[1d20+7 = 15]>>73315
I wrote that wrong
Did he have an interest in Skies
"Alright then, onwards">>73313
"You're next stop"
>>73317Oh wow, r00d, kinda ruined the moment there chief
While he indeeds finds her attractive, he dislikes her mannerisms brought upon by her tragic past so she is being outclassed by Ash in terms of date potential.
Alright, it looks like the characters are dropped off at their respective locations
The sorcerer has been dropped off in the void of nowhere.
An interesting location to make a residence
Sister Ash takes 10 on her survival checks (with a modified 22) to find shelter in the wilderness and avoid hazards/creatures.
the ranger has ben dropped off on tatooine.
I guess Iron follows her.
You cannot "take 10" without ten ranks in a skill, and that is impossible at level 5>>73324>Not continuing a conversation with or going home with Blue Skies
Dammit, Dark Star, you could have had it made!
[1d20+12 = 24]>>73323
Then she sleeps.>>73327
I only need to roll a 3 to succeed.
Poor Blue Skies. Dark Star is just toying with her.Inb4 the plantation boi constructs a damn harem
Iron sleeps around her vicinity on the grass.
Well, her modified 24 was enough to provide for 8 people, so he's welcome to tag along.
Iron sleeps on the same camp as Ash's, a small distance away.
Goes with blue skies to the eastside tavern
Your football has been checked.>>73335
I would've figured she would look for a dive.
Do I really need to have 10 skill ranks to take 10, or just a modifier of more than 10?
I distributed most of my skills in such a way that I should be able to take 10 on them in non-combat scenarios.
This, she likes
"So, where do you want to go from here? When we analyze what we found today, we'll be able to hunt down more communist cells">>73340
Look for a dive?
Another name for a bar, pretty much.
Dark Star smiles at this
"I love it! hunting them feels great."
This thrills her
"I know right? We got something like 12 of them tonight, and another half dozen alive. They were going to send those guns and the advisers to safe houses. We'll track those down soon enough.
With what you've accomplished tonight, I think they will let you be a full agent. After just 36 hours. That's quite an accomplishment">>73344>Diner
Is that like a New York City term or something?
*builds makeshift tent*
*Makes a bed of grass*
*Finds something edible*
"~Ah.. What more could a pony need?"
"That is the truth, Ash." Iron pipes up. "The absolute truth."
Can I add my survival mod?
[1d20 = 1]
Survival mode is +12....
Good think I'm with you... I think.
"I Didnt Do it alone,you were a big help."
Have we confirmed yet if Atlas is controlling the dice or not? This many meme rolls is too much just to be mere coincidence.
A pair of yellow eyes appear in the night. Then another, then another, then another, then another>>73354
"Those fuckers ran me out of my second home. I am not about to lose this one to them as well. Your team did pretty well. All of the major objectives were accomplished"
And *this* is why I'd prefer to take 10 on survival checks...
"Yea Especially the bartender he was untouchable."
Well, I can fly away, idk about you though...
[1d20 = 4]>>73357
Rolling to check the extent of Altas' influence.
I can climb the trees. I have +7 for it.
Not sure how to take that result.
"He was certainly a killing machine.
The official story tomorrow will read that an explosion happened on the docks, police responded, two police officers were killed by an assailant with a machine gun, with some suspicion of a changeling being involved, and so MPs were dispatched to secure the area... Only to find that an illegal weapons transaction had evidently gone sour.
There will be those who think that the Black Hooves knew all along and murdered them. What the Communists don't know that we know, is that they have plants in our reserve soldiery. Remember Red Feathers? He didn't show up at the meeting tonight. He also didn't show up to work on time. He finally arrived on a different shift with evident injuries to his right eye. He was placed in the group that responded. He and another plant will report to the communists that they were not scrambled to respond until after shots had been fired, after the fire, and arrived on scene to hear gunshots. And he will tell them that he found corpses of creatures killed in all sorts of ways - stabbed in both eyes, impaled, flame. They know we only use bullets. They will not believe it was us">>73362
At least 4 in front of her
.... Do I recognize any of them?
Why yes, Jimbo from school, Bob from summer camp, Rosestein who she sees at Temple.... Hell no she doesn't recognize any of them
I think she meant that she could find the dire wolf that attacked her and the civvies.
That individual was a sole survivor
That won't work then. Do I have tall trees to climb and escape their reach?
>>73371>>73368>Not the one from this morning
Sister Ash stands up with her broom, looking rather flustered with her bed-mane, and looks towards the wolves quizically>"Oh what now?"
Trees are of moderate height, reaching maybe 30 feet in height and 1 foot in diameter>>73376
She looks at Dark Star with a look of uncertainty. "Any plans for tomorrow? Or tonight?"
[1d20 = 12]>>73377
Can I stand on them with that diameter?
"Recover from my injures, maybe drink a little,maybe look for a bounty."
Disregard the dice. I misrolled.
"Should I leave you alone to that?">>73378
Perhaps. Roll dice
[1d20+7 = 25]>>73377
Sister Ash prepares a readied action to spring away as soon as they attack.>"Could you all, like.. not?"
Take the twelve if you want a 1d20 roll.
[6d20 = 45]>>73382
They ponder this course of action. Add +6 to the dice
"Feels free to accompany me i would love it."
>Fight = Averted
"Ah, nice to know the locals around here are a bit more reasonable." She says with a yawn
Sister Ash tosses all of her foraged rations towards the wolves as compensation, before she goes back to sleep on her makeshift grassbed.
And with that, I bid you all goodnight.
See you tomorrow. Sleep well.
She moves around to his side of the table and lays on him, in a cuddling fashion, with one leg over him, and a wing in part behind him>>73389
This they take
Iron, glad that the wolves did not attack them and bit their hides off, sleeps on the grass near the makeshift grassbed, not before taking off his hide armor (which is only the wolf armor.)Night everyone as well
They're already at the tavern, I take it.
Anyone interesting in the bar?
The mare purrs, and has a definite happiness to her>>73399
At the moment I don't believe so
"I know I am not waifu material, but it feels good to be held"
"Of course you're waifu material blue."
With a small sigh, Silver sits down on the side of his bed, looking at the sack of Bits he's acquired, contemplating it a bit more with his thoughts. After a couple minutes of silent consideration, he peeks inside to see exactly how much he's added to his funds.
"Are you sure? I know how I come across">>73404
"I like how you come across."
"How do I come across to you?"
He considers it one final time, before getting up from the bed. "Fuck it. I'm thirsty."
He has a good stretch, popping a few joints in the process, and wanders down to the bar to see if it's even open at this hour.
Its auxiliary bartender is gone, that I can tell you right now. But yes, last call is not until 2:00 AM
He sighs once more, sitting down at the counter. "One more drink, then I am off to bed."
She slightly laughs
"I can safely say I've never been called that
The over worked bartender comes up to him. "And here I thought you had gone to sleep. What can I get for you?"
"i also think you are a great fighter."
"Could not sleep." He looks over at the drinks menu, giving his decision a couple seconds to be made. "Do you have any of that blackjack from Skyfall left?"
"D'aww, thanks. I trained to be among the phalanx when I was a filie. I passed a set of trials they call the agoge, which emphasized both strength and stealth. Now I specialize in shooting people in the back">>73415
"Sure, it's pretty expensive though"
He nods, placing down the fairly hefty number of Bits needed for the drink. "Yes. But I have heard it is worth it."
"Over in the east, way over in the East, the ponies there were in constant threat of invasion from the griffons. But the Phalanx, strong Pegasi warriors, held the line against the Griffins. We drove them back many a time, sometimes outnumbered 10 or more to 1">>73419Okay, just to be clear, the stuff is expensive because it is illegal to import, not because it is particularly old. Something like cuban cigars. So don't expect it to be the best ever
"And here you go goodsir"
He fills the glass with the Blackjack Whiskey
>>73420I know, but that doesn't mean it isn't of good quality, either.
He takes a sip, intending to enjoy his drink before he heads off to bed. In the meantime, he glances back to the old recruitment poster he saw coming into the tavern. "I am surprised they let you keep that up."
It has a pretty powerful kick to it.
"They don't really bother to check every building. I keep it up as reminder of the days when we stood united as one"
She gets up a little and sort of leans over the table
"I was raised in Nimbusia, in an Aristocratic family"
The drink makes him shiver a bit. "Perfect."
Outside of his thoughts, he looks back at the barkeeper. "It is good reminder. Brings back good memories."
"Where were you during the war?"
"oh wow youre royalty? im just a commoner."
"No, no... The homioi
were aristocracy in a sense. The sense that the Pegasi warriors were at the top of society. But truly, we were citizens
, all equal o each other."
He scratches his chin as he gathers his thoughts. "I was too old to be drafted. Too old to volunteer. So, I did what I had been doing for long time: mercenary work. Mostly operated behind enemy lines, gathering intel, taking out VIPs, running messages. Rarely was I on front lines. Decent work. Hard, dirty at times, but decent."
"We had all proven ourselves through the trials. We were the warrior class who were the guardian protectors of the eastern ponies against the griffins. We were free - no one's slaves.">>73430
"Damn. Those changelings must have been tough to deal with with their disguises"
"General rule when fighting changelings: avoid other ponies whenever possible." He takes another sip. "It helps to operate in their own lands. They get confident. Cocky. They do not think they will get attacked, so they do not bother with disguises. But in enemy lands? Different story."
"ah ok i see, i thought you meant equality in a different since."
"Which enemy lands, may I ask?">>73433
"Oh hell no. I've seen what those communists have attempted. No respect for tradition, the family. For any sense of the natural order of things. They are why I had to come here"
He seems a bit confused by the question. "You mean their enemies' lands, where they use disguises?"
"After I left Nimbusia I tried a new home. But they started to adopt communism. A forced integration into one system, one way of doing things. Quotas and regulations. The village I stayed with did not comply. Elders were replaced, the military replaced. Anyone of the conservative order hanged">>73436
"Oh yes, I see. I am too old to have fought, but damn it is a shame"
"Thats awful. those ponies need to be gassed"
"Indeed, someone crack out the insecticide"
He is still confused by the wording of the question, but tries his best to answer as far as he understands it. "Changelings only feel safe to trot around undisguised when surrounded by other changelings. Usually, that is when they are in their hives, marching in their armies, or when in Changeling Lands themselves. When surrounded by non-changelings, or in foreign lands, even if there is no one around, they will take all measures to stick to their disguise."
"As I figured. I can't even begin to imagine what the other half of Equestria is experiencing
"It was...not pretty, even in beginning of war, when they overran places like Vanhoover."
"I take it you were active the whole war then"
He nods, and takes another sip of his whiskey. "Nearly. From loss of Vanhoover to Equestria's capitulation."
"I spent the whole war right here in this bar. Quite a bit away from the front lines. Until the front lines came to us">>73435
Um, Dark Star. May I ask you a question?"
"yea sure what Do you want to know?"
"New Mareland…" His voice adopts the tiniest bit of venom upon uttering the words.
And now, she blushes, too embarrassed to ask
"Came right into the center of the city"
"Ah come on you have to tell me now."
"Stabbed us in back. In our greatest time of struggle and need. Took away only home I knew. Only home we had." He glances back at the old recruitment poster, his glass shaking slightly in the grasp of his magic. "And is now trying to destroy it further."
And now she's too embarrassed
"Well, it's not what I was going to ask you... but will you buy me a drink?">>73451
"It's only going to get worse from here"
After a couple seconds, he lets out a sigh. His glass slowly stops shaking as he takes another sip. "I do not like thinking of Great War, much. Makes me angry. I try to focus on here and now, and how to make all...this..." he gestures all around him, "...work."
"BarColt a maretini for my mare friend here, and get me some apple whiskey"
"Here in Baltimare especially it can be hard to make things work. We don't have quite the industry of the more northerly cities. Certainly not the culture."
He moves over to take the order of another pony>>73454
Bartender: "Coming right up"
Blue: "You consider me your marefriend?
He looks back at the pony who ordered, pausing as he sees Dark Star, and the mare with him. "...Is that...?"
He waves back slowly, before turning back around to face the bar.
"So then, would you take me home tonight? Or treat me to a nice hotel room?">>73459
"Careful, that guy will argue with you for hours about politics if you want to bring up the Great War"
He chuckles. "Noted. But, I also heard he was in here earlier with that same mare, throwing around Bits like they were made of paper."
"Oh yes, he will do that"
"Heard he hired pony right here for decent sum. To do what, I do not know."
"For that much money, it was either illegal, something noponyelse could do, or both"
"Hmmmm i dont know. maybe if you're good.">>73461>>73463
"it was for a math camp."
"I haven't really been known to be a good girl"
He turns around to look at Dark Star at the interruption, speaking with his trademark Stalliongrader accent. "...Math camp? What is this 'math camp'?"
Blue Skies made a hissing sound at Silver after he spoke
>>73470Okay, now I understand.
He looks taken aback at her sudden hiss. "...Is there problem?"
"Even better, Good Girls arent really my type.">>73467
"well,they volunteered at the camp to help Little ponys get better at math."
He partially listens to Dark Star's explanation, instead focused on Blue Skies' reaction. "Oh, right. Accent." He just sounds tired of the reaction, as if it's not nearly the first time he's heard it. "I am not Communist as you say. I was just born in Severyana."
She takes a drink
"What are you doing down here?"
She, too, has an accent, harder to place
"Looking for employment." He matches her drink, while trying to place the accent. As far as he knows, it's not one common to Equestria.
"Not enough on the collective farms?"
"Seemed like city rich with opportunity." He lowers his eyes a little, but it's more part of the growing look of confusion on his face as her accent stumps him.
He eventually starts to think that it may be a hybrid
"What kind of employer are you looking for?"
This opens up an entirely new level of fuckery for his mental faculties. "Something suiting my...talents."
"What kind of talents?" She asks
She takes interest
"For whom, and what kind of fighting?"
"For whoever hires me. For what kind...I see myself as being like tank."
"Hmmmm.... What's your experience?"
"I have been fighting for well on 50 years, now, since I was still young milk-drinker."
And now she's a bit surprised
"I don't think even my dad, er, stepdad is that old. You sure you still have it?"
Her coat is an ice-blue, almost white, with a blue mane. Her cutie mark is a sword between a pair of yellow wings. Her belly is slender, though she widens at the thighs. Her eyes are blue greenFucking hell, I just realized that if you switch Tracy Cage's mane and coat colors, you've got more or less Blue Skies' color scheme, if a slightly darker mane
Alright, I am going to sleep. For those of you just reading in the morning, here's what you missed:No one diedNo one got laidNo one got a job or money
Onyx and Spark both went to sleep
Ash and iron hate walls for some reason, and so both went to sleep in a forest in a non-sexual way. Things seemed like they were going to get very interesting when Ash rolled a 1, and 4 to 6 dire wolves approached them. However, they were persuaded to back away.
Blue Skies and Dark Star went to the tavern and began to talk and sort of cuddle. This seemed to escalate until Blue made a very explicit proposition - and was rebuffed.
Silver decided to go down to the tavern and talk. Dark Star and the rebuffed Blue started to talk to him, and it seems Blue was unsuccessful in exposing Silver to be a communist. And Silver, for his part, is still unemployed despite talks>>73487Actually, the color scheme thing is kind of true of Trixie as well, just with one color on the mane
He gives her a firm nod, a shimmer of his resolve showing through his eyes. "These old bones may creak from time to time, but it has not stopped me once from performing my best, and it has not once caused me to fail in my duties."
His coat is a light grey with a single dark grey dorsal stripe running along the back, while his short-cut mane and tail have been almost completely turned silver from age, leaving only a few dark grey streaks here and there. His cutie mark is a sword in mid-swing. A few scars on his muscular body are deep enough and big enough to have avoided fur regrowing over them. His eyes are a deep blue.>>73488Sleep well. It was great actually being able to do something this time.
I don't think Ash would even let herself get laid even I help her with that child problem she has, but I might be able to fish for a kiss after that. If I pushed too hard, I might break her innocence, and I don't want that. Besides, having sex on the first date is not a good sign for Iron, it just signals that the mare is not to keep.
Most degenerate thing I might do is hoofholding
That's just too lewd, Iron, DELET.
While I'm not going to pretend I experienced the mare in question... I can see that Silver will be knife-happy.
*replace silver with "that mare
You remember you told her you were his marefriend? I think it's that.
in my Defense i wasnt thinking and was falling asleep at that time.
It's hilarious from a player's perspective.>Be Blue Skies>The plantation boy got you a coltfriend>A gentleman, maybe he needs some "reward" for his boldness at the boat>She gives many hints to get down and fuck>"Say we can go to a hotel and spend time there.">Star, the oblivious bastard, takes up on her offer and when they get there, he lays on the bed, snoring
Holy heck, if this was IRL, it would be depressing.
Also, divine casters are underrated.
Arcane casters take up lots of time, because they need 8 hours of rest minimum to regain spells. Sister Ash doesn't have that kind of time, but she'll still be able to regain her spells upon sunrise?>>73488
Is it too late to say I wanted to use my prepared Animal Messenger spell to send a letter to the orphanage? I reserved it all the way through combat just so she'd be able to do it in the evening.
Sister Ash just wants to let them know that she hasn't gotten herself killed, and that she's working to find the foals.
I wrote her as a virgin, fyi.
Was going to take the Vow of Chastity feat, but I didn't have the space, so who knows.
Seems like it is just for roleplaying purposes, I'm guessing.
If the set of dialogue had kept up, Blue would have tried to ply out of Silver more or less what he told the bartender. That is, she wanted to hear about experience with Changelings and when they try to be sneaky. But the statement he made to the bartender about hating New Mareland would have been all she needed to know to know this wouldn't be the best agent to hire
And thus she exits stage left
He finishes his drink and heads to bed, thinking he's at least got his hoof in the door somewhere.
"Hey Blue The Real Reason i Dont take you back to my house is i dont have one... anymore. But i Have enough bits For a hotel room if you still want to go."
She doesn't lose her previous days spells until she prepares her new ones, so if it's too late to have sent the letter last night, she'll send them a bird with the message right before she prays.
[1d20+12 = 16]
Last I knew it was going to be cloudy for this day and the next.
Rolling Survival to predict the whether for the next couple days (I'm picking my wether-dependant spells).
I dunno. Just felt weird when I read the post.
Think about it
Why keep up with Silver when he is politically opposed to the faction? Any agent you try to hire is a potential spy or leak of information, besides other more basic problems with motivation like a lack of loyalty. They hire foreigners because they don't have a dog in the fight, and they are indifferent to the old political order.
And she's definitely not going to press Dark Star, because "any mare that would have sex on a first date is not a mare to keep" and "a tramp." How much lower is one who presses for this?
When you have a losing hand, walking away from the table can be the best option
The first paragraph is enough context to clarify. I had no idea that Silver was opposed to the Black Hooves. I don't know how to react to the second paragraph, while I do agree with what it's said. Thank you for the clarification nevertheless.
It takes a lot to focus on a conversation someone else is having while having a conversation of your own.
>tfw no decent damage spells
Fug, I wish I had aready summoned that animal companion...
>tfw a poorly timed joke stopped you from getting that sweet,sweet Horse pussy.
[sleepy kirin noises]
[1d20 = 2]>>73517>>73530
Iron wakes up 15 minutes later after Ash. He stretches his body, making popping noises. After this, he puts on the wolf hide armor and decides to search for some kind of food around the vicinity of the forest for him and Ash. Rolling survival to see what he finds.
Must have been next to nothing. Or he found some poisonous berries.
Iron, not content with his round of scavenging, keeps searching the area for food.
She who had learned to live without love received it anyways. She who could not live without, went without. Such is the way of the world, and an irony not lost on her.>>73520
“If you need to know a few places, I can help you.
You know we killed, I think a dozen of those communists. And what did we accomplish? There are a million communists out there. They dream of a world with no want, and no jealousy.. it’s a dream they will kill and die for, and however shaky their faith in the final result may be, they have more faith in it than the status quo. And we killed a hemchworker of Chrystalis. But there are another ten million, eager and ready to replace the one, because they still believe Chrystilis offers a better future.
I have to work tomorrow.”
They'll be eating like kings.
Iron is astonished at her natural skills in surviving, judging by the food collected. He strokes her mane.Going afk
I guess Silver is stuck on his own once again.
I think the rest of the gang will join you shortly.
Indeed he is. He lives next to Onyx though, and Dark Star and Spark are probably close enough nearby
I guess in game it would be about time to begin Day 3. I'm still not quite certain of what the next quest will be. I have some ideas but I'm not sure what works best. I have a great many ideas for the South Junglelands, but I don't really want to leave the Baltimare setting quite yet.
Well, you did set up something with the changelings infiltrating the ranks of the communist rebels.>>73543
Hopefully, though how remains to be seen.
Was Sister Ash able to send her letter, as mentioned in >>73507 >>73521
Sister Ash's next priority would be to figure out what's going on in the cannery, and how to liberate the foals inside.
... Whatever happened to that gold..?
>>73547Let's just pretend she has all 10 pieces for the time being. Also back>>73546
Iron is ready for action. He will follow you wherever you go.
Sister Ash will be spending the first hour or so of the day in meditation.>Preparing spells
He will follow Ash, I mean.
[1d20 = 6]>>73549
Iron focuses on finding more rocks for his rock pouch. Rolling survival yet again for success rate. Before that, he munches on some of the abundant food available.
It was distributed. Iron and Onyx, the greedy fuckers, got their two pieces each after all>>73548>She has the gold
No, Ash does not have all ten pieces>>73549
It will be later in the morning than Ash started yesterday, with sleeping later than normal because of staying up later as well as time spent foraging. At least 9 AM by this time
After a quick breakfast from his remaining provisions, Silver heads out into town, to both get a better idea of where everything is, and to find a decent place to restock his diminished store of supplies.
>>73552>It will be later in the morning than Ash started yesterday
Will I still have time to prepare my spells?
"I may be a 'tramp' and a cold-hearted bitch, but I am not avaricious. And I would feel disgusted to kill for money."
The money is distributed at the end of the night to avoid the need for the participants to have to come back to the Blackhooves to be paid later>>73556
Baltimare is not Manehattan, nor Canterlot, but almost anything a pony could want is available for purchase. What is he looking for?
I never said Skies was a tramp in character or in the sense motive check. The second one is applicable though.
I gotta step out for dinner
On his list are general provisions (namely 2 weeks worth both of canned food and water rations), a carton of cigarettes, a bottle of whiskey, a new bedroll, a 50 foot length of rope, fuel for his empty lighter, a new canteen to replace his damaged one, a map of Baltimare and the surrounding area, and a first-aid kit.
Iron inspects carefully the two gold bricks. Where could he exchange these bricks for currency? He puts them inside his hide armor. He may reconsider buying that nylon armor the vendor from Jungle Rush was offering there. He scratches his chin for a bit, deep in thought.
A trip to a single general store provides pretty much everything on this last. Canned food comes in the form of yams, corn, sweet potatoes, regular potatos, beans, green-beans, pears and apples. The storekeeper is a bit confused by your request to buy water. "Who the hell would buy or sell drinking water
? Do you want it in like a can or something? He has a variety of flasks an containers, as well as disinfectant tablets for water. Contrary to the storekeep's implication, the store does have distilled water if you need pure water for something like steam ironing, and mineral water. Cigarettes are available in several brands. Old Guard cigarettes are the personal choice of princess Luna on her long nights, while the Fleetfoot brand is known for its smooth flavor and use by the Wonderbolts. Unfortunately, it appears the New Mareland government has stuck its hooves where they don't belong: the literally Fascists have levied a 1 bit tax on cigarettes based on some superstition that smoking is "bad for the body" or something. This puritanical fake science is the clearest sign of oppression you've seen thus far. Whiskey, thank Celestia, has not been taken away by the Fascists yet
and thankfully Prohibition has been repealed in Equestria. The brands are mostly cheap and from the northern part of East Equestria. Naptha fuel for Silver's Hippo brand lighter is readily available. Hempen rope (or nylon) can be found as well. Canteens, you bet. A map of Baltimare is readily available, and you are glad to have bought one before wondering off into the forest with the hopes of later finding a building at an unknown location on the opposite side of the city. The otherside of the map shows the "state" of Baltimare, or this section of the Hayseed Forests. A bedroll and a first aid kit are available likewise. First aid kits come in many varieties, but since I doubt that this is the sort of thing he'd go cheap with, some include basic poison antidotes and even stronger painkillers.>>73562
There are several>>73559>in character>>73563>exchange bricks for currency
That is a bit of a dilemma. These bricks look like they are in the form that they were set in the mill, rather than Bank bullion. As stated before, they are marked with the signature of the Winding River mine in the East Forbidden Jungles
Iron ponders for a bit. Maybe the criminal underworld would buy it. He may need Cauldron to hook him up, but is unsure if the gold bricks are practically their stolen property somehow.
I forget. Am I proffient in firearms?
Guns, I think, are exotic weapons, so it's very unlikely.
I'm looking at modern and archaic weaponry atm.
He looks at everything he has gathered for purchase thus far: 28 cans of food, split evenly between corn, beans, green beans, and apples, about half that in distilled water, a bottle of disinfectant tablets, a carton of Old Guard cigarettes, a bottle of whiskey, Naptha fuel for his lighter, hempen rope, a new canteen, a map of Baltimare, a bedroll, and a large, high-quality first-aid kit. His mouth contorts into a worried frown, not at the price or at the weight of it all, but at its shear volume. He looks around the store to see if they have a cheap cart for sale, to lighten the load of carrying everything back to his room.
I might want some dynamite...
I know what I'm putting my craft ranks in.
"You looking for a nice cart to haul around the family with?" Says the overly nice and enthusiastic Unicorn at the first cart dealership. "Whether it's work, taking the foals or grandfoals to hoofball practice, or for the fields, we have just the thing for ya"
[Worried Fighter Horse Noises]
Do I have enough time to summon my Animal Companion before the evening?
I'm sorry, which character is this?>>73574
There is enough time for satanic witchcraft rituals, yes
He seems confused by the demeanor of the cart salespony. It's a profession he's had very few dealings with, obviously. "...No, I do not have family anymore. At least, I do not think..." He awkwardly rubs the back of his neck. "I just want something to carry things with. For hauling."
"Well I'm quite sorry to hear that. Celestia rest their souls if they are dead. Or Celestia bless them if they are out of the house, or Celestia damn them if you are divorced. What do you want to haul? Lumber? Rocks? Trade goods? Dead bodies? Just kidding about that last part, although if you are looking for a hearse cart we have a nice selection in our Western location"
Iron is waiting on Ash's readiness to start her personal quest.
I think I might summon a gorilla to lend me a hand for this mission.
Are there any armories that sell equiptment in minotaur sizes?
"I'm going to be busy for quite a bit. Go buy yourself some heavy armor and a tower shield, you'll need it."
"Are you certain? We are quite far from the town, are we not?" Iron shakes his head. "Nevertheless, if I do not find you here, where will you be?"
His confusion turns to worry as he wonders if there's something wrong upstairs in this pony's mind. "Uhhhh...trade goods, I think."
The minotaurs of the Blackhooves reservists have equipment, so clearly somepony
has it. What is less sure is if civilians can acquire it
"I'm going to be right there for a couple hours."
She says, pointing her hoof to a chair-sized rock
"I would explain it, but I don't believe you'd understand.."
What about bulletproof vests?
Do I need to roll to know that?
The sorcerer awakes from the depths of nowhere, and takes a walk around the streets near the tavern he first arrived in.
"I guess the god you seek will come to you... maybe." Iron turns around and starts heading to the Jungle Rush.
Now where did they drop Iron off at, and what are the directions to the Jungle Rush from this location?>>73585
She can look for armor>>73586
There's a Bakery, for instance. Not many cars today, and thank Celestia because they clearly don't know how to drive on roads with slower moving carts. Nopony seems to be standing on a sope box or talking about the end of days, at least on this street
I check out the bakery. It would be nice to have a little something to eat after all of the madness last night.
I tagged along with Ash, who said to travel south from the building we were healed. So that's as far as I know for location. Just travel north.
The bakery is a little busy, but they most definitely have bread. Not fancy or french bread though. It's not a whole foods>>73591
Hmmm, does Iron know how to find North?
I have 5 ranks in survival, so I automatically always know where north is.>>73591
"That way." She says, pointing him in the right direction
Well, he did live in a jungle, so he should be able to travel out of the forest without much trouble to begin with. Do you want to settle it with some dice?
Iron nods. He starts travelling towards the direction Ash pointed.
The sorcerer purchases a little bit of bread and enjoys it on the way out, continuing his stroll.
"Trade goods? How much are you hauling? We've got two-Wheelers, four wheels, 100 pounds, 300 pounds, 500 pounds. Open air, closed...">>73596
It's actually kind of sunny today, for once. He is not harangued by anypony on the way
He browses the prices on carts while he answers. "I am thinking 100 pounds will be enough. It is not much I will need to haul."
Going north leads him to farms, then single family houses, then commercial buildings. He isn't immediately sure of his location, however>>73599
"What is it you need then? Size? Watertight? Are you hauling liquids?"
I just remembered that I didn't return the hoofgun to Blue Skies. I am now roaming around the city with an illegal weapon. I correct my course to the tavern and hope there is a member of the party there to help me return it before I am caught.