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Occupied Equestria
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81000
81004 81006 81341
Occupied Equestria: set six years after season 6, it presents an alternative history where Chrysalis chose a different approach to her second attack on Equestria. The Changelings have conquered half of Equestria, while an Equestrian splinter colony - soured to Princesses notion of harmony with all creatures thank to their dealing with griffins - Invaded and took the other half. In Baltimare and the Equestruan Southlands, the magic of friendship has weakened, as Communists, Changeling infiltrators, Fascists, gangs, and even ancient necormancers and dark gods threaten the city and the surrounding regions. This role play is based in large part upon the Equestria at War mod for Hearts of Iron 4, and uses D&d 3.5e mechanics.

In this latest episode, the crew has united once again, and returned in full to the catacombs under the Curwhinny farm. What old secrets they will unearth, whether they will survive without being turned into undead monsters... whether Silver will ever get paid... will be determined in this thread.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81004
>>81000
First for getting paid.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81005
81037
More catacombs map 2.png
Updated map
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81006
_Aryanne heiling.png
>>81000
Checked
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81007
So, it's pretty damn late, so I think I'm gonna head to bed. Sleep well, everyone, tomorrow we shall conquer this catacomb!
7aT9u
?
No.81010
81011 81012
Sister Ash reposes and burns all of the bodies.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81011
81012
>>81010
I wonder what Ash would think of the situation.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81012
81013 81014 81058
>>81011
She has been strangely absent from conversations which I would have thought she'd take an interest in

>>81010
Ash discovers a door at the end of her hallway, which is now cleared. Of course, the door is open
>>81010

7aT9u
?
No.81013
81017 81023 81046
564114__safe_artist-colon-ende26_princess celestia_twilight sparkle_alicorn_casket_coffin_dead_death_eyes closed_fanfic art_female_frown_funeral_mare_m.png
>>80997 →
Sister Ash speaks up as she returns from bringing the jars outside.

"By the atrocities that have been committed in this wretched place, I wouldn't be surprised if it were cursed.. Ponies unfortunate enough to wander in unprepared may have perished in various ways.. Who could tell what else may have been attracted to this horrid prison since its abandonment.." She says, before before turning to another corpse and reposing it with a prayer.
"... The Chimera.. was likely a creature that the necromancer captured in order to experiment on.. Such a unique creature, with so many different parts, he must have considered to be a valuable guinea pig.." she spits with disgust
"It may have been locked in that chamber for centuries.. Mindless, emotionless, and without purpose.."

She lifts her head
"The small ones.. the ones that ran earlier.. They couldn't have been anything but children... The vile one who reanimated them may have kidnapped them for the purpose of experimenting if his abominations had the capability of growing.. only to find they did not.." she say through gritted teeth
".. Such pitiful creatures.. Unable to grow older or pass on, doomed to starve forever, so long as they remained reanimated.. They ran from the light at the first chance they they got: their fear of the world superceded their unnatural hostility to living creatures... They've been crawling around down here in the dark, afraid of the outside world.. for all this time.." she says, her tone grim and solemn
Then she her tone picks up, sounding convicted
"They must be reposed. They cannot pass into the next world until the curse that enslaves them is broken. Perhaps, in that next life, they will not be so unfortunate.." She says, biting back tears

She glances back at the hall she came from, where the Sarcophagus laid.
"..That Sarcophagus was of ponish origin, from the region of Somnambula; I read much about them in my studies of ancient clergy. In the past, they practiced.. somewhat different modes of reposition for their nobility.." she says, slightly uncomfortable at the mention.
".. There was mummy dust in that casket. It likely held the corpse of a noble, or a guardian of a precious site, from a bygone age.. Judging by this casters writings, he may have stolen or otherwise acquired the casket for the sake of his reasearch, only to find that he was unable to make it shamble upon his command.. And so he left the casket there, ungaurded and out in the open.."
She glances back once more, seemingly nervous
"... The one who laid there.. may still be in this chamber. Since it does not rest, it must believe that its purpose is yet to be fulfilled. Perhaps that poor one mistook this wretched place for the place it was embalmed to guard; perhaps it is the corpse of a noble, awaiting for its servants to arrive; only time can tell.."
She shudders
".. A poor soul.. having sacrificed so much for the sake of its faith, only to have its tomb descrated be grave robbers, and brought to this senseless hellhole for such selfish purposes..." She trails off
".. If that one still remains, I would like to sp-speak with it.." she says, trying to show conviction, although
"For that one deserves a proper eulogy, and an explanation of its circumstances, if it is to pass on in peace.."
>>81012
7aT9u
?
No.81014
81015
>>81012
>She has been strangely absent from conversations which I would have thought she'd take an interest in
Sister Ash was busy doing reposition prayers, cremating the ghouls in the wells, and delivering those jars of dust to the outside. She knows that undead are still ponies, and believes that their eulogies are long overdo: every moment they spend shambling is a moment they're they're suffering; so she's been prioritizing their services before all else. She wanted to put the jars outside into the sunlight, seeing as how they'd be better off removed from the horrible place that bound them in the time before she liberates them in a proper reposition.

That, and I've been very busy (and sick), plus I can only mobile-post; so my RPing ability has been constrained.
I'm taking the liberty to claim that Sister Ash overheard parts of the previous conversations as she was walking back and fourth; because if a slight bonus to perception is all I get for vital statistics, I'm definitely going use that to make up for lost RP time.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81015
81016
>>81014
She laid the jars in neat stacks, on the side of the house, where they'd get some sunlight, but be out of the way. She tore off part of her gown as a make-shift blanket to lay them on; and she set out a fabric sign next to it with a biohazard symbol on it that says "DO NOT TOUCH".
7aT9u
?
No.81016
>>81015
*seared into it*
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81017
81018 81019
>>81013
Iron nods understandingly. "I would agree. These ponies have lost their life a long time ago and they are being puppeteered. We are doing them a favor ending their physical lives." Iron shudders. "To think even foals have been stolen their life from this bastard."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81018
>>81017
*life by this
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81019
81020 81023 81049
>>81017
"It's more than just hacking their bodies to pieces." Sister Ash replies
"These are ponies we're talking about. They need to be reposed, not just destroyed. Every shambling corpse you see here, is a pony that was denied its eulogy and burial. Despite the poisoned states of their minds, they're still intelligent, and vaguely aware of their surroundings.. They can understand all of the words you speak near them: Some may even speak back if given a chance..." she says, trailing off with her head drooping as her eyes turn somber
"... The poor things.. all alone and confused..."
"These kinds of things need to be approached like one would hospice care or funerals, not just exterminating 'dangerous creatures'. The dead deserve the same respect the living do, even if they seem dangerous due to their circumstances."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81020
81021
>>81019
Iron is confused. "What is this 'repose' process then? I thought it was just destroying their bodies for them to be rid of their physical burden. Is there any other way to treat such a creature?"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81021
81022 81023 81046 81049
128642__safe_artist-colon-tarantad0_oc_oc-colon-fausticorn_oc only_christianity_crying_halo_lauren faust_praying_style emulation.jpg
>>81020
The pearly dragonmare ruffles her fluff (now exposed after tearing off so much fabric) and takes a long breath, her respect

"... To repose a creature means to see it off to the next life.. to liberate it, from its shambling prison.. Some may go quietly, others may be restrained by their slavers, or the poisonimg of their minds.." Sister Ash says solemnly
"Destroying a shambling corpse is only but a means to an end. Some creatures, through force, confusion, or fear, may, resist their reposition.. In that case, destroying their bodies is merely of method of incapacitating them, so that they can be sent off.." she continues
"A reposition is a funeral, of sorts. An order of respect for the dead, and an acknowledgement of life that was lost. A silent prayer, a flower on the chest, a drop of ceremonial water to the forehead; there are many ways to treat the deceased, so long as there is proper respect. Even those who know nothing of clergy can show respect, in their own ways.." She continues
"Simply regarding the undead as mere 'monsters', hacking apart their desecrated bodies without a shred of remorse and rummaging through their belongings as you tread on their graves, without a word of acknowledgement or the slightest bit of respect for the dead.. Well, that helps nopony.." she says, with a sigh
"The shambling ones are still ponies at their core, behind all their fear and corruption, there is a tortured soul to be released. Before the reposition, be sure to respect the pony you're freeing; for despite the stench and corruption that clings to it, it's a pony like you or me. If the shambler attacks, end the battle quickly: do not defile the corpse of the dead by toying with its once-sovereign body. If it flees in fear, the reposer must pursue it, but regard it is not simply a beast to be hunted: pursue the soul, and begin your prayers, to ease its fear as it is reposed."
Then she looks up once more
"And if the soul neither attacks nor flees, you should approach it with all the respect you would to a living pony. If you have a prayer to give, begin it as you state your purpose, then carry put the reposition swiftly. If the subject replies, acknowledge its sentience, but beware it may try to draw you into its madness as well, for in its rotten misery it may yet lash out in anguish."

*Breathes out*
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81022
81024
>>81021
Iron nods again. "I understand. I will not fight the undead unless they attack me. Nevertheless, I think the employer wants the undead out of the premises. We can move them after reposition, right?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81023
>>81013
>>81019
>>81021
*nods, as she reads through part of a book*
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81024
81026
>>81022
"They're better off removed from this place, if not cremated. A pestilent hole like this is no place for corpses to lie." She says, looking around the place with visible disgust
"I think the owners may want to have the site baptised before they build anything here though. This site reeks of malfeasance."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81026
81027
>>81024
"Be sure to mention it to the employer when we finish the job, whoever it is." Iron finishes his questions, now following Ash out of habit.
I'll be AFK for a while, maybe one or two hours at the most. If you need strength rolls or just a pair of hooves to help out, you can roll as you control Iron as well, like Caleb. If the GM allows it of course. Besides that, Iron will not say much until I return.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81027
81029
>>81026
"It's common sense, if you ask me. I'll try to get to it if I have the chance; it seems as though several duties have piled up on me."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81029
>>81027
I severly overestimated my AFK time. Back
"I know. I did say I would help you out, and I mean it." Iron smiles warmly at Ash. "Maybe someone else will try to help out with our problem after this. Silver seems like the stallion to help out, though I doubt that you need extra muscle if diplomacy is your way to go." Iron scratches his head. "Spark seems to have a way with words by how he sneaked by the guards back at the docks, so he could be of use when dealing with the mademares. Onyx is the same as Silver and Star may or may not help depending on how loyal he is for the Black Hooves and if he has the time to spare."
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81030
81031 81032 81033 81035 81036 81047
Can we get a roll call for today?
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81031
>>81030
Here. Ash should be here, although he probably needs extra waiting time due to phoneposting.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81032
>>81030
I'm here.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81033
>>81030
Present.

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81035
1505757342757-0.jpeg
>>81030
I guess I am here
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81036
>>81030
It seems Dark Star and Onyx are not yet here.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81037
81038 81039
>>81005
By the looks of it, we may have cleared mist of it, if this side is about as big as the other. Unless of course there's another floor.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81038
>>81037
So it would seem.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81039
81040 81042
>>81037
Also looks like we could link up with the other side of the right-side hallway.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81040
81041
>>81039
Plausibly. Only time will tell.
Was there another cavern to clear?
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81041
81044
>>81040
Not as far as I know. We clear the undead from the catacombs, and we should be finished with the job.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81042
81043
>>81039
Okay, forgive me for meta-gaming but I am curious. What exactly was the meaning of 'you get 15%'? Was it that she gets 15% of the value of the booklets Silver originally pocketed? She gets a 1/7th share of all of the loot to be distributed basically evenly? She gets 15% of the chemicals found thus far and Silver gets far more than 15%?
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81043
>>81042
When Silver gives her stuff to sell on his behalf, Blue can take 15% of the value of what she gets by selling what Silver gave her.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81044
>>81041
Considering there was nothing blocking the cavern, it'd be best to be on guard. Things might be lurking on the outside.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81045
More catacombs map 3.png
Latest map
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81046
81047 81048
>>81013
>>81021
"im still going to shoot them to put them out of their misery. they are dangerous after all, i cant let them hurt anypony else thats living."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81047
>>81046
>>81030

Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81048
>>81046
Iron shakes his head. "You misunderstand. What she says is that they will not actually die and may come back unless a reposition is done to calm the spirit. You can shoot them if they try to attack you, but it is not going to solve the undead problem. You only postpone it. I trust her judgement in this matter."
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81049
81051 81052
>>81019
>>81021
"..." The look on Silver's face suggests he doesn't have much faith in finding undead that neither wants to kill them or wants to run away. "...If we come across passive undead, I will keep that in mind. I am just concerned about wisdom of setting so many fires in underground location."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81050
I'm going to have to go eat at some point with the next hour or so.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81051
81052 81053
>>81049
Sister Ash just shrugs
".. That's just how I understand it. I guess attitudes towards the undead may very by sect. And of course, I'd never expected one to merely accept reposition."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81052
81054 81056
>>81049
>>81051
Blue Skies comments for the first time
"Like differences in attitudes towards Changelings or Griffins I guess. Somehow I don't think the undead will be as amiable. But really, this isn't my project here, and I'll let you do as you do"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81053
>>81051
"I am not sure what Northern Orthodox sects believe when it comes to dealing with undead. All I know is that it is much easier to put undead to rest when they are fully dead. It is also easier to do so with dragon-pony in group."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81054
81055 81057
map 4.png
>>81052
Dark Star checks out this area
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81055
81057
>>81054
Silver, as he has been, follows. He works the bolt on his rifle to chamber a new round. "On first sign of trouble, get behind me."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81056
81057
>>81052
"Overall, the objective is the same: stop the bodies from moving, one way or another." She says with a nod
"I just think a bit of respect is in order.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81057
81058 81059 81060 81061 81064
>>81054
It goes down some distance, perhaps 40 or so feet, and has a branch to its left after perhaps 20 or so feet. At the end seems to be an open doorway that descends. On the left side are two wooden doors, both seem to be blown open.

Something to note: This is area appears to be in less well condition than the hallways closer to the farm house. Bricks are dislodged, some rocks have come in, and doors are knocked out of place

>>81055
Goddamn I love the sight, sound, and feel of cycling a bolt on a rifle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QAGe7s-LOE

>>81056
She shrugs
"I guess you have your own objectives, and I have mine"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81058
81063
>>81012
Sister Ash peaks through the doorway.
>>81057
"I'm only here to make eulogies and repose the dead. Consider it charity." She replies
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81059
>>81057
Fug>>81057
>It goes down some distance, perhaps 40 or so feet
Fug. This place is bigger than I thought.
>*Reconsiders how to use spells from thus point on*
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81060
81061 81062
>>81057
Indeed.
"I do not like look of this." Silver peeks around the corner the left branch as they pass.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81061
81067
>>81060
>>81057
"Be Careful, this whole area looks Like it could cave in."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81062
81063 81064 81067
>>81060
On the ground is a musket, a sword, a hat, and a jacket, right in the little corner where the hallway branches right. Did I say left before? Goddamn it, it is on the right. Ignore the previous description. He sees nothing ahead in the like 10 feet of light that he has, and hears nothing that way. Slight draft coming from behind him and towards the doorway at the end of the main hall


Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81063
81065 81066
>>81058
>>81062
On second thought, Sister Ash follows the rest of the group.
>Light source
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81064
>>81057
>>81062
Dark Star goes around the corner and turns on his light
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81065
>>81063
Iron does the same.
7aT9u
?
No.81066
81068 81069
[1d20+5 = 10]
[1d20+5 = 25]
>>81063
I'm going to go ahead and roll two Listen checks, to detect any movements nearby.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81067
81069 81070
>>81061
"Yes, I have had enough experience with that already."
>>81062
"There are possessions of militia pony. But no skeleton." He searches the jacket's pockets for anything of value while keeping an ear out.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81068
>>81066
"Woof!"
"What's that, boy? Do you hear something?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81069
81072 81073 81074 81077
More catacombs map 4.png
>>81066
Caleb hears rustling from through the doorway that is at the top of this map, and none from left or right

>>81067
A keg of gunpowder that has almost certainly fouled centuries ago, and a Letter

Letter:

"First echelon goes in at Whirlwind's command, and seizes the Farmhouse. We believe the real danger lies underground. Second Echelon shall form move in once the house is seized, and at the command of a whistle, both shall move in, First Echelon going left, and second Echelon clearing right. Fire is anticipated to be of only moderate use as the system is not expected to have much air, and sealing the system may be sufficient for our purposes. Exactly what awaits down there is not known. What is known is that Curwhinny has accumulated a power far beyond what he shows. And what he shows himself to be is a cruel but reclusive merchant. You must overwhelm him, and destroy him. You must destroy his books and notes as this is a knowledge that must not be allowed to leave its tomb. Fallen comrades may be infected with supernatural spells upon death. Be very cautious. Best of luck, and may Celestia be with you.

- Whipperwill"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81070
81071 81072
>>81067
"There's something up ahead." Sister Ash says, translating for the keen-eared animal
>Fire is anticipated to be of only moderate use as the system is not expected to have much air
Sister Ash groans in frustration upon hearing this part
"This could take longer than I thought.." she says
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81071
>>81070
Iron nods and readies himself.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81072
>>81069
"Wherever you are, brave militia pony, I hope you are at piece."
>>81070
Silver seems surprised that she can understand what the dog is saying. "Very well. I shall take look. Check out those rooms, if you can." He points towards the broken down doors to their left, before he slowly advanced towards the busted down door at the end of the hallway, rifle at the ready.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81073
81075
>>81069
Sister Ash proceeds towards the sound of the rustling slowly, only stopping to peak into the broken doorways along the path.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81074
81076
map 6.png
>>81069
Dark Star moves to here and checks this door
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81075
>>81073
Iron follows.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81076
81078
>>81074
... Don't want to see what made the rustling sound?
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81077
>>81069
The sorcerer ponders this.

Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81078
81079
>>81076
Which door did it come from?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81079
81083
>>81078
The top one; the one Sister Ash is moving towards.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81080
81081 81082 81083
Who is going where?
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81081
81088 81090
>>81080
Silver, Iron, and Ash (in that order) are heading for the door at the end of the hallway.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81082
81084

>>81080
Sister Ash is moving towards the sound Caleb heard earlier, checking the two broken-open doors on her way there. Iron is following Sister Ash.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81083
81088
>>81080
>>81079
Dark Star investigates the rustling.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81084
81086
>>81082
They both lead to rooms, or one room, but Ash needs to either go to the doorway at the end of the hall or check the rooms. She cannot do both at the exact same time
bdwcn
?
No.81085
[1d2 = 1]

Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81086
81087 81088
>>81084
She decides to go towards the end of the hall first, not wanting to be flanked by some monster on a detour.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81087
81089 81091
>>81086
Iron follows Ash along. "What do you think made that sound?" He whispers to her.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81088
81090 81091 81092
>>81086
>>81083
>>81081
A stairwell descends maybe 20 feet into what looks like a larger area of the dungeon
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81089
81091
>>81087
"Nothing good." Sister Ash replies
"Better see what it is now. We can take check those other rooms later."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81090
81093
>>81081
>>81088
"Whos going first?" Dark Star whispers
C3j7I
?
No.81091
81093 81096 81098
[1d20+3 = 20]
>>81088
>>81089
>>81087
Silver makes a motion for Ash and Iron to follow him as he makes his way down the stairwell.

Listen: Silver keeps his ears out for any further sign of what's ahead.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81092
81095 81096 81097
>>81088
Sister Ash freezes at the top of the stairwell, visibly nervous
"... O-On second thought.. maybe it would be best to a this floor for later.." she stutters, looking back at the others

"Wh-what should we do?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81093
>>81090
>>81091

Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81094
81107
Just saying, I'm going to have to leave for half an hour momentarily.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81095
81097
>>81092
Iron notices her nervousness. "We should check every room on this floor before we go down one floor. Just to ensure there is nothing waiting for us up here if we need to run away."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81096
>>81091
Definite growling sounds

>>81092
Blue Skies lies a decent number of feet behind, pointing a gun at the darkness behind them, ears at attention
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81097
81099 81100 81101 81103
>>81092
>>81095
Silver whispers to the group. "If you wish to stay up here, go ahead. I will scout ahead to make sure way is clear."
Pvx4Q
?
No.81098
81100
[1d20+7 = 18]
>>81091
Dark Star also makes a listen check
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81099
81100 81101 81102 81110
>>81097
"im going with you."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81100
81102 81109
>>81098
Growing, in front of him

>>81097
>>81099
"Well, let's hope that if you do encounter anything, it's not more than you can handle"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81101
81104 81109
>>81097
>>81099
Iron is unsure but somewhat inspired. "Well, if you two are going down. I should go with you." He will follow either or go at the front depending on what is decided.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81102
81109
>>81100
>>81099
Silver takes a couple seconds to think, before pulling two potions out from his bag. He offers one to Dark Star. "Drink this. It should keep us hidden from undead, allow us to scout without getting attacked for a few minutes."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81103
81104
>>81097
Spark follows.
"Can you really call a place like this clear, even when no immediate threats are seen?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81104
81105 81106 81110
>>81101
>>81103
Silver sighs at the number of ponies now wanting to follow him. "I only had those two potions, unfortunately."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81105
>>81104
"I understand. I will hold position at the bottom of the stairs."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81106
>>81104
Iron nods understandingly. "I will stay then."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81107
81108
>>81094
I need to step out now.
Will be back later.
Sorry.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81108
>>81107
Roger.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81109
81111 81112
>>81100
"im sure we'll be fine."
>>81101
"Alright. lead the way."
>>81102
"Whats in it?"
Dark Star Drinks it

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81110
81112 81113 81115
>>81104
>>81099
As they go down the stairs, the first thing they notice is that the area below them is really damaged. Large rocks, bigs chucks missing from the ceiling of the tunnel.... even twisted pieces of metal, like a bar that looks like it once belonged to a door
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81111
81114 81116
>>81109
"Alright, but I'd hate to have to find somepony to replace you"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81112
>>81109
Silver shrugs. "I do not know. I only know it keeps undead from seeing, hearing, smelling, or sensing us."
>>81110
"Be very careful with walls. This tunnel does not look very stable."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81113
81115 81117
>>81110
Dark Star turns on his flshlight
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81114
>>81111
Not the best statement for those numbers. Hope it won't come true.

Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81115
81117
>>81113
>>81110
Silver chugs down his potion of Hide from Undead, and starts to maneuver his way around the various rubble on the ground.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81116
81117 81118
>>81111
Dark Star Stays Quiet but makes eye contact as hes going down the stairs.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81117
81118
>>81113
>>81115
When they get down stairs, they can see first, that this new hall is about as wide as the wider one up stairs. On the ground is, of all things, detritus, like thoroughly decayed leaves. The walls look stained To the left side are big opened arched rooms. They seem to have once had iron bars as walls on them, but now they are open, with rusted iron on the ground. They look more or less empty now. The same to the right for at least the first few feet. And now, ahead of them, at least three of those yelloweyed creatures

>>81116
"I mean, find a new deputy"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81118
81119 81120
>>81117
>>81116
Silver motions for Dark Star to be calm. "Do not attack them. They do not know we are here." Silver looks to see if these creatures and the empty rooms are the only things here.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81119
81121
>>81118
This section only spans a little ways before branching off right. There does seem to be a door on the right side though
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81120
81121 81124
>>81118
"Alright lets go past them and see whats ahead then."
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81121
81123
>>81120
"I believe we can not go past them without touching them."
>>81119
Is the door past the ghasts/ghouls, or is it before them?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81122
81125
Blue Skies droops her ears, and after a moment resumes her staring into the darkness behind them
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81123
81124
>>81121
The door on the right is sort of near them. It is possible to go forward without touching them
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81124
81126 81127
>>81123
>>81120
"Follow me." Silver tries to avoid contact with them as much as possible as he makes his way to and through the door.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81125
81127
>>81122
Iron feels the worry she has. "They should be fine down there. With their potions and their skills, they should not be in any danger." Iron says softly to Skies.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81126
81127
>>81124
"Alright."
dark Star follows him past thrm
Anonymous
7vfys
?
No.81127
81128 81130 81131
>>81125
“I think I offended him...”

>>81124
>>81126
The door in the right leads into a large and very long room. To the left is open space with restraints and what appears to have once been cages, and to the right, are shalllow pits
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81128
81129
>>81127
Silver peaks into the pits as he goes past them.
Anonymous
7vfys
?
No.81129
81132
>>81128
The first is empty. The second one has two wolf skeletons. The third is empty. There are more of those white undead pony things in this room, which seem to simply roam around
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81130
81135
>>81127
Iron stands a bit closer, shaking his head. "I do not think such a little comment could destroy the love that he has for you." Irom smiles. "It could be at most a small issue that you can talk it out later when this catacomb business is over."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81131
81132 81135 81137
>>81127
Dark star looks at the cages
C3j7I
?
No.81132
81135 81138
[diceroll]1d20-1=-10{11}[/diceroll]
>>81129
Silver doesn't like the idea that he was experimenting with creating undead wolves.

Search: Silver looks for anything else of interest in this room.
>>81131
"This would be difficult fight. There is lot of undead down here..."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81134
Back
Anonymous
7vfys
?
No.81135
81137 81138 81148
>>81130
If you have ever seen a cat or a dog stare at attention at some dark corner, or through a hallway, you have seen something like how she stares into the darkness that lies behind the party, marking where they have been and the paths they did not take

“Maybe…..

I saw that Silver’s keepsake picture earlier. The way that he stared at his Pegasus bride. That will never be me”

>>81132
>>81131
Dark Star and Silver are able to determine three things from this very long room. First, that the cages look most optimum for keeping animals in, and there seem to be some areas that were more open perhaps for storing food. Second, this area is vastly more deteriorated than the main section. The iron that made up the cages is basically gone. Only parts of it remain in rusted piles on the floor. Thirdly, the pits are partly flooded, with some skeletons in water
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81136
81140
Okay, so the other two are investigating the lower floor?
May as well check these two rooms then.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81137
81139
>>81135
>>81131
Silver keeps a mental note of this. "I do not think we will find much else in here. Come, we should still have some time left on these potions. Perhaps we can squeeze by those undead in hallway."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81138
81141
>>81132
>>81135
"Did he keep ponies in these cages?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81139
81141 81142 81144
>>81137
"yea lets get back by."
Dark Star heads back towards the undead
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81140
81142
>>81136
Sister Ash investigates the first room.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81141
81142
>>81138
"I saw wolf skeletons in one of pits, so likely not. It looked like other rooms we passed could have held ponies."
>>81139
Silver follows, sucking in his gut for squeezing past the undead.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81142
81143 81144 81146
>>81141
>>81139
The hallway to the right starts approximately after the last room ended. It is long, relatively narrow, and has two doors on the left. Again, this one is longer than normal

>>81140
When she enters, she seems that it is actually one very massive room. There are big bookshelves, a writing desk, tables, a carpet, and cultural items from Zebrica and Griffonia, besides quills and so forth
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81143
81145 81150 81151
>>81142
Sister Ash cautiously approaches the shelves investigates the books and items one by one.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81144
81146 81151
>>81142
>>81139
"Let us search different rooms." Silver enters the first door.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81145
>>81143
I'll note that she positions Caleb by the door, to look out for danger.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81146
81151 81153
>>81142
>>81144
Dark Star opens the second door
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81147
81148 81149 81151
>>811335
Iron nods. "I understand your concerns. It is a natural feeling to feel unworthy of somepony. To think that a pony could devote their whole existence to any other pony is unbelievable to anyone." He looks at Skies "But remember, he jumped at the slightest suggestion that I made to him to kiss you. He wanted to be with you. He glared at me when I said you were jealous back at the docks. He cares about you. Do not beat yourself up just because you do not look or act like a mare of another stallion, because no mare is perfect overall, because he believes you are perfect." Iron wraps her foreleg around her neck. "Trust me on this. He loves you. Not that mare in a picture. You: Blue Skies. Do not forget that."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81148
>>81135
>>81147

Iron
41OWR
?
No.81149
>>81147
*, and he believes
7aT9u
?
No.81150
81151 81152
[1d20+9 = 25]
>>81143
May as well roll spellcraft, before I burn all of this garbage.
bdwcn
?
No.81151
81152 81153 81154 81158
>>81143
>One by one
Does she have three hours to do this? Because that is how long that would take. This is a library

One book is "on the worship of Marewu and Vodun." Another is the "Quamoon-e-Islamb, or the customs of the Moosemares of Saddle Arabia" by Jade Saffron. A third book seems to have been handwritten, "On the Cult of the Eagle of Lemon-Orange"

>>81144
There was no door to block the doorway, as it was open. The very first thing Silver could not about this room is that it has natural light: at the far end of the room, is an open hole in the the wall that leads to what must be the quarry. There is at least one creature in this room. There are the remains of iron barrel rings on the ground, and it appears to have been a store room, but basically everything that is not stone is well past any conceivable use, being eaten by warm water microbes long ago

>>81146
There was no door to open, as the door decayed away long ago. On the ground is the remains of a skeleton, who wears the remains of clothing that appears to have been woven by machine. The pony skeleton wears a hard hard, has a smaller pick, and has a plunger as would be used for detonating explosives. There is likewise a lantern on the ground. Inside the room there are the remains of what were once wooden boxes and barrels. It seems to have been a store room

>>81150
What?

Blue Skies enters the room, and starts rummaging it

>>81147
She sighs "I hope you are right"
She leaves when Ash explores the room next to them
\r
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81152
>>81150
Iron nods. "I am sure of it." He notices Ash's disappearance and goes to her current location.
>>81151
"What did I miss, Ash?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81153
81155
>>81151
"So, this is where tunnel leads..."
>>81146
Silver calls out to Dark Star. "I found exit to quarry!"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81154
81156
>>81151
i pick up the plunger. is there any wire leading away from it?
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81155
81157
>>81153
"i found a store room!"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81156
81159
>>81154
Some, maybe 5 feet. It seems to have broken
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81157
81159 81160
>>81155
Silver trots over to the room Dark Star is in. He notices the plunger in his hooves. "Hmm...perhaps we could use that to seal off quarry exit, if we could find more wire on spool. I do still have dynamite from yesterday."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81158
81160 81161 81164
>>81151
Just checking if there was anything but junk.

Sister Ash's brow furrows with smoke
"..Pestilence..!" She growls
She immediately sets the bookself on fire and watches the ghostly blue flames consume the room.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81159
81163
>>81156
the plunger its self or the wire?
>>81157
"thats what i was thinking."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81160
81163 81165 81166
>>81158
"ASH! WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!"

Blue Skies grabs a few items and rushes out

The books are very close together

>>81157
Silver's dynamite had adequate fuse for detonation
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81161
81162
_heresy.png
>>81158
Burn all the heresy!
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81162
>>81161
All though that lemon orange cult sounded interesting.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81163
81167 81178
>>81160
I'm not a dynamite expert, so I don't know if that means Silver has to light it manually or if he can detonate it remotely with a plunger.
>>81159
"Alternatively, I could just stick it on wall, light it with lighter, and run like there is no tomorrow."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81164
81165 81169
>>81158
>Ghostly Blue
Actually, not really. For while the contents of the books may concvern themselves with arcane magics and cults long forgotten by history, they are still composed of Carbon and hydrogen, and as such burn like normal. The firs glows red and very quickly becomes smokey, then smokier as oxygen runs out, spreading soot
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81165
81172 81177
>>81164
>>81160
Iron, hearing the commotion, decides to go where the shout came from.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81166
81168 81170 81172
Dnx4-_tXgAAAft8.jpg
>>81160
"Just disposing of some trash.." Sister Ash replies, her hooves scorching the floor and setting the rug alight as she torches more ill-gotten gains
Pvx4Q
?
No.81167
81175 81177 81178 81179
[1d20+7 = 15]
>>81163
"either way is fine with me lets see if we can find any wire before we do that though."
Spot Check to look for any wwire
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81168
81171
>>81166
>inb4 you burned a clue
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81169
81174 81177
>>81164
B-but.. much special kirin-fire..
>wanted it to be blue

Sister Ash leaves the room as soon as everything is satisfyingly on-fire, and proceeds to the next room.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81170
81175
>>81166
>inb4 you burn all the oxygen
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81171
>>81168
Oops..
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81172
81173 81174
>>81165
>>81166
The books glow bright red, orange, and with black smoke, as flames spread further. Ash spreads more flames
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81173
>>81172
Sister Ash pays the fire no regard as she proceeds on to the next room.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81174
81176
>>81172
>>81169
Iron is shocked at how the fire has spread so much in the room. When he sees Ash go to the next room, he follows her. "Are you sure this is wise, Ash? There must be a better way to dispose of these books." He is worried.
C3j7I
?
No.81175
81176 81177
[1d20+3 = 17]
>>81170
Ash ends up being the reason we all die.
Just like the old gypsy woman said.
>>81167
Spot: Silver aids Dark Star in his search.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81176
81180 81183
>>81175
What gypsy?
>>81174
Sister Ash turns her head.
"There is nothing in this vile dungeon worth saving." She says flatly
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81177
81179 81180 81182
>>81169
It isn't Ash that is burning, it's the books, Ms. 451

>>81165
>>81169
Blue Skies grabs some items, as the books burn with thick smoke, almost more like a charring than a direct burn

>>81175
>>81167
There is no wire in the hallway at all. In the wide hall with the arched-rooms, on the other hoof, they may have seen some wire
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81178
81181 81182 81183 81184
>>81167
>>81163
Wait. You guys were setting dynamite?!
Fuck. Now I regret starting this fire...
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81179
81185 81189
>>81177
>>81167
Silver grabs the dynamite out of his bags. "If you would, look for wire in other hallway. I will get to work on setting dynamite up."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81180
81184 81187
>>81176
Iron is not amused. "What about us, for example? Your stunt will leave us without air to breathe. I am not saying not to destroy all the books. I do not care. I care about living here." Iron states as he follows her.
>>81177
He is worried even further by how the books burn.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81181
>>81178
You have a knack of starting dangerous situations.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81182
81189
>>81178
Ash always ends up exploding the room. This is just hilarious.
>>81177
Is the smoke flooding the hall or anything?
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81183
81187
>>81176
Just a joke.
>>81178
Yup, that was the plan Silver got in his head when he found the quarry exit.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81184
81186 81187
Carbon-monoxide-infographic-fire-shelter-sleep-safety-alarm-7.jpg
>>81180
>>81178
Roll a fortitude save
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81185
81188 81205
>>81179
"i doubt there will be any. go ahead and set it."
41OWR
?
No.81186
81189
[1d20+5 = 18]
>>81184
Roll
7aT9u
?
No.81187
81188 81189
[1d20+5 = 13]
>>81180
She looks down the hallway.
"The exit is right other there. The smoke shouldn't cause too much trouble."
>>81183
Fuck, fuck, fuck. I'm sorry...
I thought the dynamite plan was cancelled.
>>81184
Fuck..
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81188
81192 81208
>>81185
"Fine, then. Go ahead and meet back up with others. No need for two ponies to be down here when I set it off." Silver heads back into the other room, heading down the hole in the wall to prepare the dynamite.
>>81187
F for Silver
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81189
81190 81191 81193 81195
>>81182
It may be wise to vacate that area

Blue skies bolts out with a number of parchments, coughing, and almost dropping a book in her mouth

>>81186
He feels a little lightheaded, but okay

>>81179
Six sticks, with fuses

>>81187
Ash feels really faint
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81190
81191 81196
>>81189
Sister Ash feels an instinctive urge take over, and she bolts for the exit.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81191
>>81189
So does she faint?
Iron coughs a bit.
>>81190
Iron follows her out.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81192
81194
>>81188
I've fucked up.. I'm sorry..
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81193
81196
>>81189
Can I detect what is going on, or do I need a roll?
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81194
>>81192
Eh, it's okay. It's in character. No one should die in this situation.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81195
81196
>>81189
Silver tries to set it up in a place he thinks will have the most effect in blocking off the exit.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81196
81197 81199 81200 81203
>>81193
How could he possibly miss it? There is a large, smoking fire in a pair of rooms right next to him

>>81195
I take it he wants to set it up in the store room with the hole?

>>81190
As she runs, she feels her legs fail her, and she trips, falling down to the ground, slowly losing consciousness
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81197
81198
>>81196
Ummm.. can Caleb drag her?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81198
81201
>>81197
Yes
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81199
81205
>>81196
Yup.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81200
81202
>>81196
>next to
I'm downstairs.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81201
81203
>>81198
He drags her outside at half his full speed.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81202
81204
>>81200
>Downstairs
He should have been murdered by all of the undead then if he went down along with the two who took the "hide from undead" potions
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81203
>>81196
>>81201
Iron notices Ash falling in front of him, but sees the dog carrying her. He decides to help Caleb with his dragging.

Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81204
81206
>>81202
Then why didn't you say I was attacked? I just waited at the bottom of the stairs and you didn't mention anything about it.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81205
81207 81209
>>81199
>>81185
Dark Star and Silver feel a kind of wind, drawn past them from the quarry to upstairs by an evident negative pressure
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81206
>>81204
Because I thought everyone who was not invisible to undead was upstairs so they didn't get attacked
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81207
81209
>>81205
Silver stops in the middle of setting up the dynamite to look around. "Did you feel that Star, just now?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81208
81215
>>81188
Dark Star goes to the stairs but waits until silver lights it to go back up
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81209
81212
>>81205
>>81207
"yea...that was strange."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81210
81211 81215
1326509__safe_edit_megan williams_wind whistler_fire_g1_johnny joestar_jojo's bizarre adventure_megan's fire_sad_slow dancer_steel ball run.jpeg
>tfw my poorly-considered arson creates unnecessary danger again
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81211
81213
>>81210
I'd say it's character flaws or something.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81212
81216 81217
>>81209
Silver nods. "Let us hope it is not bad omen." Once Silver has the dynamite set up, he stands over in the storeroom, levitating his lighter up to the dynamite to light it.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81213
81214
>>81211
It's pretty poetic, actually.
I just hope it doesn't kill any party members.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81214
>>81213
I hope so too. No one likes a character killer.
Unless they want to die or something
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81215
81216 81219
>>81208
Silver looks out into the blue skies above the quarry, as he prepares to blow up one of the only two exits out of the structure, one of the only two sources of air, while still sitting inside of a catacomb with many, many, many undead between him and the other exit and half of the catacombs unexplored

>>81210
It's almost like Kirin have a habit of arson or something
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81216
81218 81221
>>81212
>>81215
"Well you gonna do it."
We dont know about the fire taking oxygen
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81217
81218
>>81212
Alright then, the fuze of the dynamite is lit. It is a slow match, basically, designed to allow the handler of the dynamite plenty of time to reach a safe distance
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81218
81220
>>81216
True.
"...Hmm...yeah, just...had weird feeling."
>>81217
Silver makes his way back to the staircase, levitating his lighter back to him, careful to avoid touching the undead between him and the stairs.
>>81216
"Come on, let us hope others did not get into too much trouble while we were gone."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81219
1814654__safe_screencap_applejack_autumn blaze_cinder glow_fluttershy_summer flare_sounds of silence_spoiler-colon-s08e23_animated_animation error_back.gif
>>81215
She was very, very upset about everything she's found in this cavern thus far...
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81220
81221
>>81218
He sees an artificial light at the top of the stairs
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81221
81224 81231
>>81220
>>81216
"...Oh no. Oh nonononono...come on, Star!" Silver rushes back up the stairs, afraid of what the others have done.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81223
81225
>>81222
I'm so, so sorry...
Do Sister Ash and Iron make it out?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81224
81226
>>81221
Massive fire, producing much smoke
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81225
81227 81228
>>81223
They can make it to the former hallway at least, where Blue Skies has collapsed with laborious breathes
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81226
81228 81230 81235
>>81224
"DON'T BREATHE!" Silver holds his breath as he attempts to run past the hazard.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81227
81229 81230
>>81225
TIme for some darma
Iron now notices Skies' collapsed form. He lets Caleb keep dragging Ash and he decides to carry Skies with him. He then bolts for the exit where no smoke can impede his breathing.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81228
>>81225
If Ash was awakened by Caleb dragging her, she picks up Blue.
>>81226
You can hold your breath for 2 rounds per point of Constitution (a lot), which should be enough.. I hope..
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81229
>>81227
Or he can take her.
I guess Sister Ash is passed out until further notice..
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81230
81233 81234 81238
>>81227
"Heee... I can get myself" She tries to crawl along. She has probably at least half her weight in various items on her

>>81226
>hold breath

Silver wonders why he wanted to blow it up now, or why he went deeper into the catacombs rather than into the quarry where there was at least air. He also realized that in 90 seconds, when that dynamite goes off, the one thing allowing there to be any flow of air at all will be gone, and it shall get much worse
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81231
81232
>>81221
"What the buck?!"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81232
>>81231
The wind blows past him, from the quarry towards the fire
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81233
81235
>>81230
As Dark Star runs by he holds his breath to.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81234
81235 81242
>>81230
Can I carry her with all the stuff she has without much issue?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81235
81236 81238 81240
>>81234
Probably

>>81233
>>81226
Roll
Pvx4Q
?
No.81236
81237
[1d20 = 4]
>>81235

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81237
81241 81244
>>81236
Roll for Fortitude save
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81238
81239 81242
>>81230
Silver wonders why these things would pop into his head when he had no idea his companions would start a fire in an enclosed locations. He hopes he can hold his breath long enough to find the other exit, as he runs through the stone construct and his lungs start to wonder why they haven't received any oxygen yet.
>>81235
What kind? Fortitude? Constitution?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81239
>>81238
Roll
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81240
81243 81246
>>81235
Then I'll do it.
Iron disregards her protests and picks her up and put her behind her back with all stuff she picked up. He now bolts to the exit where they came from, with the big hallway.
C3j7I
?
No.81241
81246
[1d20+7 = 20]
>>81237
Okay, that.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81242
81245
>>81234
Trying to run carrying loot out is an architypical way for Rogues to die.
>>81238
Someone with temper issues..
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81243
>>81240
*behind his back
Pvx4Q
?
No.81244
81245 81246
[1d20+4 = 24]
>>81237

Iron
41OWR
?
No.81245
>>81242
Typical rogue stereotypes.
>>81244
Nice, you can live without oxygen now

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81246
81247 81249
>>81241
He can keep his breath

>>81244
Pass

>>81240
Iron can't go that fast, but he can go. He is able to make his way to the hallways, although he can here sounds from adjacent hallways


Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81247
81248 81250
>>81246
Silver hurries his ass off back the way the group came as fast as he can.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81248
81250
>>81247
Dark Star follows right behind him
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81249
81250 81259
>>81246
Iron goes as fast as possible to a place where the smoke cannot get him or Skies, preferrably towards the exit of these catacombs.
I need that map and where are our current positions.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81250
81251 81253 81257 81259
>>81247
>>81248
They seem to have left in advance of them

>>81249
That would be the long tunnel back to the basement of the farmhouse, where they came in.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81251
81252
>>81250
Can he do it?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81252
81254
>>81251
Yes. That area has oxygen
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81253
81255 81256 81258 81265
>>81250
Silver starts to feel a rage building up inside of him. It helps drive him forwards as his lungs start crying out for air.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81254
81265
>>81252
Then I'll go there. Please update Ash's status.
Iron goes to the long tunnel back to the basement of the farmhouse, where they came in with Skies and her loot in tow. He should go back to fetch Ash as well after some breaths of fresh air.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81255
81256 81261
>>81253
Rages consume oxygen
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81256
81261
>>81253
>>81255
Don't make me drag you too. I'm slow as it is.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81257
81258 81261 81265
>>81250
"Is there anyway we can smother this fire?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81258
>>81253
>>81257

Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81259
>>81249
>>81250
Caleb follows. His keen doggo-senses (common sense) urging him to drag his master out of the poisonous environment.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81261
81262
>>81255
Then a hot throbbing anger inside of him. Either way, he's pissed.
>>81256
Well, I don't think you'll have to.
>>81257
Silver seems more concerned with holding his breath and getting out of the catacombs ASAP.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81262
81263 81264
>>81261
>hot throbbing anger
Why do I think it's a name for your dick?
>I don't think you'll have to
I hope not. Star is not going to carry you out that's for sure.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81263
>>81262
Nah. Silver's is "Splitting Sword".
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81264
>>81262
>Star is not going to carry you out that's for sure.
>imblying

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81265
81266 81267 81269 81272
>>81254
I think Ash was last seen pulled by Caleb. He would be slower than Iron

>>81257
>>81253
"BANG!"
Now, and only now, does the set of dynamite go off, blocking the entrance to the quarry

Before, there was an air current where warm air was able to leave through the well, and fresh air entered from the quarry, keeping the catacombs far better circulated than they ever were in Curwhinny's day. Now, air can come in and out almost entirely from the well.

The fire, which previously burned richly, starts to consume a now finite amount of oxygen before eventually generating almost exclusively carbon monoxide gas
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81266
81270
>>81265
Is Skies safe now?
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81267
81270
>>81265
Silver takes this as a sign that he had better HURRY THE FUCK UP TO THE EXIT!
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81269
81270
>>81265
Dark Star runs faster
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81270
81271 81274 81275
>>81266
Yes, she seems very afraid of losing consciousness

>>81267
>>81269
Roll
C3j7I
?
No.81271
81273 81276 81277 81278 81279 81280
[1d20+7 = 11]
>>81270

Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81272
>>81265
Caleb's base speed is 40 feet. Sister Ash is only a medium load for him.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81273
>>81271
Big Fat F
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81274
81278
>>81270
Iron places Skies on the floor and kneels next to her. "Calm down. We are out of the danger zone. Breathe."
Pvx4Q
?
No.81275
81276 81277 81278 81279 81280
[1d20+4 = 11]
>>81270

Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81276
81279
>>81271
>>81275
Oh, fuck you, dice.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81277
81279
>>81275
>>81271
Are you asking me to go back or something?
bdwcn
?
No.81278
81285 81286
[1d2 = 1]
>>81271
He cannot travel on a single breath, and must now breath

>>81274
Oh she's breathing
"I can't faint, I can't"

>>81275
He must breath now
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81279
_hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sunny.png
>>81277
>>81276
>>81275
>>81271

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81280
81281 81282
>>81275
>>81271
Roll fortitude save
C3j7I
?
No.81281
81288
[1d20+7 = 19]
>>81280

Pvx4Q
?
No.81282
81283 81284 81288
[1d20+4 = 10]
>>81280

Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81283
>>81282
R.I.P
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81284
>>81282
As it turns out, Silver's going to have to be the one to carry somepony out.
41OWR
?
No.81285
81286 81288
[1d20+11 = 29]
>>81278
Iron slaps Skies with his uncovered hoof. "Snap out of it, Skies!" Of course it's non-lethal.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81286
81287 81288
>>81285
>Nonlethal
That'll just knock her out..
>>81278
Can I roll to wake up?
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81287
>>81286
She is safe from danger, so it's not that bad.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81288
81289 81290 81291
co.jpg
>>81281
Silver evades collapsing

>>81282
Dark Star feels weak, and can no longer run, falling to the floor. He is not unconscious

>>81285
She is slapped back into consciousness, and stares ahead
"Where is Dark Star?"

>>81286
Maybe. She should be in the farmhouse by now if Caleb knows to take her there
7aT9u
?
No.81289
81292
[1d20+5 = 13]
>>81288
Rolling Fortitude to wake up.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81290
81292 81301
>>81288
"He is still inside. I am going back to fetch them. You stay here. That is an order." Iron commands. He then enters the danger zone again, looking for the remaining survivors, high priority being Ash and Caleb.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81291
81293 81295
>>81288
Silver hears Star hit the floor hard, and turns around to pick him up. "Come...on! You are...not dying...today!" He does his damnedest to pick him up or at least start dragging him along, not willing to leave somepony to their death.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81292
81296 81306
The Best Rarity (2).jpg
>>81289
Not quite

>>81290
Her eyes are kind of like this, with giant pupils as she tries to stay awake
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81293
81294
>>81291
Roll strength
C3j7I
?
No.81294
81297 81298 81299 81301
[1d20+2 = 3]
>>81293

Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81295
81297
>>81291
"i'm gonna see mom again?"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81296
81301
>>81292
Is that a warning that she needs care from Iron or can Iron go inside and try to save the others.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81297
81300
>>81294
MOTHERFUCKER!
>>81295
"Do not...talk like...that!"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81298
>>81294
Fuck!

Iron
41OWR
?
No.81299
>>81294
You can do it, Silver! YOU CAN DO IT!
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81300
>>81297
"I think its to late for me. get outta here!"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81301
81302 81303 81305
>>81290
>Ash and Caleb
They should be the first, near the entrance

>>81294
He trips, and must breath. Roll for fortitude save

He can also try again

>>81296
It's a sign that much of the blood sending oxygen to her brain has been destroyed by carbon monoxide
C3j7I
?
No.81302
81304 81307
[1d20+7 = 12]
>>81301
"No!" He takes a deep breath.
Pvx4Q
?
No.81303
81307 81308 81318
[1d20+4 = 5]
>>81301

Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81304
>>81302
Well, it's been a good run.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81305
81307
>>81301
>blood sending oxygen to her brain has been destroyed
Can Iron even do something about that?
>Ash and Caleb
Iron rushes to Caleb's aid to carry Ash with him to safety.
7aT9u
?
No.81306
81307
[diceroll]1d20-1=-14{15}[/diceroll]
>>81292
Caleb administers a heal check to lick Sister Ash and Blue until they're properly awake.
-2, because no healer's pack. +1 Wis.

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81307
81309 81310 81312
>>81302
He is weak now, not well enough to run

>>81303
You weren't even supposed to roll

>>81305
Only a short distance to the farm house
"Where is... the handsome stallion"

>>81306
Blue is awake, Ash is awake finally
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81308
sad-apu-36099617.png
>>81303
C3j7I
?
No.81309
81311 81313 81318
[1d20+2 = 19]
>>81307
"I...will...not..." He struggles to keep awake, and tries again to drag Star along towards the exit.
41OWR
?
No.81310
81313
[1d20+5 = 20]
>>81307
Iron fears the worst. "I am going back in there. I need you mares to stay put and recover. I think Silver and Star are in trouble." He does some quick breaths to recover from monoxide poisioning. Rolling fortitude to enter monoxide land again.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81311
>>81309
Please tell me we're close to the exit.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81312
81313
>>81307
Sister Ash gives up her Flame Blade spell to summon a small Air Elemental into the cavern, and instructs it to travel down the hallway.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81313
81314 81315 81317
>>81309
Well, he is able to advance further. Don't assume for a moment that he is able to walk normally

>>81310
Iron is able to keep his normal strength, even deeper inside of the catacombs

>>81312
What?
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81314
81316
>>81313
Iron retraces his steps in the hopes of finding part of the S gang.
C3j7I
?
No.81315
81321
[1d20+2 = 6]
>>81313
Silver keeps struggling to pull Dark Star, not knowing if he himself will die today, but knowing if he's going to, he's going to do so trying to get his friend to safety.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81316
81321
>>81314
He should find both, round about the hallway that is the right-fork
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81317
81319
>>81313
Idk, my idea to try to give them 30 seconds of fresh air...

It's a Summon Nature's Ally II spell.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81318
81320 81321 81322 81326
>>81309
>>81303
Dark Star hums knocking on heavans door by stallions and roses
"silver tell blue i was thinking about her.""
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81319
>>81317
The air in the tunnel and the fork becomes more breathable, and leads somewhat into the wide hallway
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81320
81321
>>81318
"You...tell...her..."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81321
81323 81325 81326
>>81315
>>81316
>>81318
>>81320
Iron sees both Star and Silver sprawled on the ground, barely holding on. He picks up Star from his prone position and turns to Silver. "I will come back for you, do not give up!" He then goes as fast as he can towards the entrance to the farmhouse.

Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81322
81324
>>81318
Don't you still have a Summoning spell prepared for the day? Summon a wolf to drag you out.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81323
81326
>>81321
Sister Ash instructs the small whirlwind to follow Iron.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81324
>>81322
Entangle is prepared
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81325
81327
>>81321
Silver weakly tries to crawl towards the exit after Iron. If at least somepony was able to get over here, then the exit must be near...
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81326
81328 81329
>>81318
>Stallions and Roses
Vetoed, no 1990s songs in a 1940s setting

>>81321
Possible for Iron to do without any danger of fatal inhalation. The air in the tunnel is significantly fresher than it was the time before

>>81323
The flames in the distance flicker with a stronger yellow light
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81327
81330
>>81325
There is at least some oxygen here, though that doesn't solve Silver's problem
41OWR
?
No.81328
81331
[1d20+5 = 12]
>>81326
After retrieving Star and placing him to safety, he comes for Silver. 'He's a heavy stallion.' He thinks. Rolling a strength check to pick up Silver.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81329
81330 81331 81332
>>81326
Is the air still barely breathable?
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81330
81332
>>81327
>>81329
Moments like these, Silver wishes he was his father. He wouldn't have had any issue with this stupid gas. Or, at least, Silver thinks so, in his oxygen-starved, semi-conscious mind.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81331
81333 81337
>>81328
He is able to pick him. The process, however, requires him to breathe. Roll for luck for quantity of poison gas in the area

>>81329
Yes and no. There is enough oxygen to support life, but there is enough carbon monoxide to at least make you dizzy, although it's very far from being as bad as it was nearer the fire
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81332
81336
>>81330
>>81329
Ignore that reply to you, Ash's player.
41OWR
?
No.81333
81334 81335
[1d20 = 18]
>>81331
I'm expecting a low luck roll, so be prepared to retrieve Iron
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81334
>>81333
Reverse pyschology works on virtual dice. Who would've known?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81335
81336 81338
>>81333
the monoxide has barely made its way this far, and the air elemental has further purified the gas. Iron can pull Silver along more or less normally
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81336
81340 81341
>>81335
Iron does that, retrieving Silver and taking him to the safe zone at the farmhouse entrance.
>>81332
"Do not give up! We are going to make it!" Iron exclaims.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81337
81342
>>81331
The Elemental retreats a few feat where it came and assumes its Whirlwind form for one round, in attempt to circulate fumes throughout the tunnel. It's body dissolves into a cylinder of mist as it channels the air currents.
It can remain in Whirlwind for 6 seconds.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81338
81339 81341
>>81335
How bad is Dark Star fucked up?
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81339
>>81338
He should be safe with Skies. Now make out with her.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81340
>>81336
Silver doesn't look like he's paying attention. His mind is lost in a memory to cope with how tired and abused it is at the moment, it seems.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81341
81343 81344 81348
>>81000
>>81336
Iron is able to carry Silver through the tunnel and to the safety of the farmhouse

>>81338
Placed across from Skies, who is nodding to herself and repeating "stay awake," Dark Star is very dizzy
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81342
81345
>>81337
It'll only last for a couple more more rounds.

The air elemental, in its Whirlwind form, moves back and fourth through the tunnel, channeling air. It's fly speed is 120 feet (perfect).
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81343
81347
>>81341
"i thought id never see you again."
Dark Star is very tired, he thinks its time for a nap so he lets himself drift off
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81344
81345 81346 81347 81348
>>81341
Iron pants, tired from all the carrying. He turns to Ash. "What should I do with Skies? You seem to have knowledge in this stuff."
Should we pretend Onyx and Spark got out?
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81345
>>81344
>>81342

Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81346
81352
>>81344
"Just keep her breathing.." Sister Ash replies with a cough
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81347
81352 81353 81395
>>81344
Onyx and Shimmer were in the least danger, and could easily have left without any serious risk of poisoning

>>81343
"Stay awake" she repeats from her pile of books in the corner
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81348
81350 81352
>>81344
>>81341
Silver's breathing is weak, but steady. The memory in his head continues to run its course, letting Silver enjoy some unseen and joyful moment of peace and calm in his past while his brain tries to recover from the hell it just went through.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81349
81350 81354 81356
1518478158066.jpg
I'm sorry my stupidity nearly killed you guys...
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81350
81351 81353 81354
>>81349
It actually would have been entirely manageable if they hadn't decided to blow the quarry exit at the same time

>>81348
Definitely feels tired
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81351
>>81350
I didn't think the smoke would spread so quickly.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81352
81358
>>81346
Iron nods.
>>81347
Iron checks up on all the party members to see how they are faring.
>>81348
Iron hopes he's not having the same problem as Skies.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81353
81354
>>81347
"im tired. a little nap would be ok?"
>>81350
To Be Fair Dark Star and Silver had no way of knowing a fire had been lit
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81354
81358
>>81349
I mean, Ash is the one who should probably be apologizing to the members of the party.
>>81350
Silver tries to stay awake, even in his oxygen-deprived stupor. It's a good memory. He doesn't want to leave it just yet. He wants to enjoy something for once, something he'll never have again.
>>81353
This.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81355
81357 81358
Sister Ash gets up and dusts herself off.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81356
>>81349
its alright everyone is ok
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81357
81359
>>81355
Iron approaches Ash. "Ash, take me off of my armor."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81358
81359 81360 81362 81363
>>81352
Skies's largest problem is that she is very afraid of falling unconscious non-voluntarily

>>81354
Definitely dizzy with splitting headaches

>>81355
Bad damned headaches. She won't be normal for several hours
7aT9u
?
No.81359
81361 81362 81363
[1d20+5 = 12]
>>81357
"Oh, alright.." she replies
Sister Ash busies herself with helping him out of the buckles, which takes about 4 minutes
>>81358
Heal check to soothe headache.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81360
81361
>>81358
"What happend? Why was there a fire?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81361
81362 81363 81365 81366
>>81360
"That gecko lady. Wanted to burn allllllll the wisdom of lost worlds"

>>81359
Better in part, but by no means gone.
>4 minutes
For someone who hasn't fainted recently and is at full strength without headaches. For Ash....
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81362
81363 81364 81365
>>81359
Iron, now free of his armor, can breathe a lot steadier.He drops his shield and approaches Ash, furrowed brow and staring daggers at her. "Are you stupid?"
>>81358
It's funny. I had endurance as a feat and didn't even use it. Fuck me.
>>81361
Pretend the armor was taken off for this scene.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81363
81367
>>81358
The headache knocks him out of his stupor long enough to groan in agony. As his headache makes him unable to use his horn for anything without feeling like he's going to die, he weakly calls out to the group, his accent especially hard to understand with the strain put on his body.
>>81362
>>81359
>>81361
"...Bags...First-Aid..."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81364
>>81362
Well, he endured alright. Savior of half the party
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81365
81366 81367 81369
>>81362
>>81361
*Nervous chuckle*
"... I.. I got angry..." She replies
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81366
81368 81369
>>81361
"Gecko lady? you mean her?" he points to ash
>>81365
"What?"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81367
81369 81370
>>81365
>>81363
Iron does not take this well. "We are going to have a serious conversation when the party heals, Ash. For now, deal with Silver, he has a medic bag on him."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81368
81376
>>81366
*Fidgets*
"... I got angry.." she repeats
"At about the time I had entered that room.. I was very, very angry at what I had seen.. and I thought.. 'Wouldn't it be nice if everything here just burne?'..."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81369
81371 81372 81376
>>81367
>>81365
A note for Ash and Iron: Ash was the closest to the gas and fared the worst of any party member

>>81366
"Firebug, yes"
She sounds a little out of it

>>81365
"No shit?"
7aT9u
?
No.81370
81374
[1d20+7 = 16]
>>81367
Heal check for Silver
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81371
81374
>>81369
Any penalties to know about?


Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81372
81373 81376
>>81369
>Firebug
Sister Ash would only ever burn artificial structures.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81373
81375
>>81372
You know, except the time she burnt someone to death at the docks.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81374
81377 81378 81379
>>81371
>>81370
She is at least exhausted
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81375
81379
>>81373
Oi, that guy only too 6 damage..
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81376
81379 81381
>>81369
Dark Star crawls over to blue he has a worried expression on his face
"Blue are you okay?"
>>81368
"You couldnt have waited until we got back?"
>>81372
>implying
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81377
81381
>>81374
I don't really know the penalties for that. Be sure to capitalize on it making Ash do something exhausted people do
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81378
81379
>>81374
Iron rounds up his armor pieces and sits next to the pile and his shield, waiting for the party to recover from the previous predicament.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81379
81380 81382 81387
>>81374
>>81375
>>81376
>>81378
Silver groans again. He looks like he's in complete and total agony from his headache as he crawls up into the fetal position. "Головная боль...болит...please...help..."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81380
>>81379
"I cannot do much and I do not want to make it worse for you. Sorry." Iron is guilty about this.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81381
81382 81384
>>81376
She is and has been nodding
"είμαι εντάξει" she says, reassuringly

>>81377
Definitely dizzy and splitting headaches
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81382
81385
>>81379
>>81381
"I-I think my ears are broken."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81383
81385
What time of day is it?
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81384
81385
>>81381
Iron, now a bit curious on the loot Skies had picked up, decides to check out the contents.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81385
81386 81387 81395
>>81382
>>81382
She puts a hoof on him and giggles
"Tá tú dathúil!"

>>81384
Outside of her bag are a number of books. That's really what she got, were books

>>81383
Maybe 1PM at latest
41OWR
?
No.81386
81391 81392
[diceroll]1d20-1=-8{9}[/diceroll]
>>81385
Iron is not convinced. He decides to look some more. No way she just got some books without something else.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81387
81390 81391 81393
>>81385
Dark Star thinking his ears are fucked crawls next to blue and holds her
>>81379
"Are you okay?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81388
81389 81392
1891443__safe_edit_edited screencap_screencap_rainbow dash_best gift ever_spoiler-colon-best gift ever_bronybait_.png
Well, on the Henderson scale of plot-derailment, I'm going to have to rate this at about a .4. It really fucked with what needed to be done, but it was pretty damned funny in the process
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81389
>>81388
At least you had some fun.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81390
81398
>>81387
"...Headache..." He tries and fails to reach for something in his bags, trying to show Dark Star that he's wanting something from inside it.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81391
81393 81398
>>81386
Her bag next to her has more things, but that is still by her side

>>81387
"Hehehe, D'aww"
She tries to kiss Dark Star's fur
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81392
81393
>>81386
"There is nothing in those books that the ponies in this land do not already possess." Sister Ash says, folding her forehooves stubbornly
"Tombs such as those only serve to distract ponies from what they have in front of them."
>>81388
It was fun, and intense.
Sorry about derailing things.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81393
81394 81397 81398
>>81391
>>81387
Iron feels proud to have saved both lovers from possible demise.
>>81392
"Do not rant about evil books when you cannot even dispose of them properly. You almost killed us." Iron states. "But we can separate the books, put them outside the farmhouse and burn them, without risking all of our lives."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81394
81396
>>81393
She smiles at him, tries to set herself upright, and places the books behind her, while holding onto Dark Star
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81395
81399
>>81347
Well. Apparently we escaped... That could have gone better.
>>81385
I suppose I glance through a book for anything of note.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81396
81399
>>81394
"Skies, you know you are tangling with evil stuff from those books." Iron starts. "No way we can leave you with those books intact without risking chaos and destruction."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81397
81402
>>81393
"It's all stolen goods. Abuse of good magick, handled by a necromancer. Better off as a pile of ash." The Sister says, furrowing her brow as if remembering something unpleasant
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81398
81400
>>81390
>>81393
"iron bring his bag."
>>81391
Dark Star kisses her snoot

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81399
81401 81402 81404
>>81395
When he picks up the first book, he sees that it is the history of a Canterlot sorcerer. Entirely Hoofwritten

>>81396
"No no, I know what I am doing, trust me on this..."
bdwcn
?
No.81400
[1d20+5 = 14]
>>81398
Snootendoodle is kissed
"Hehe"
She tries to kiss his mouth


Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81401
81405
>>81399
Sister Ash cocks an eyebrow
"Do you?" she asks inquisitively
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81402
81403 81405
>>81399
"Oh yeah? Then you mind telling us what you will do with the books, Skies?" He approaches Skies.
>>81397
He motions Ash to follow as he approaches Skies.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81403
>>81402
She follows him
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81404
81409
>>81399
"Hmm..."
Can I make out what it says? If so, any details about the sorcerer, such as ties to necromancy or specific magic?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81405
81406 81407
>>81401
"Do you know what you just burned?"

>>81402
"Do you know what these books are?"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81406
81411
>>81405
"Paper." She replies flatly
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81407
81411
>>81405
"No, but it surely does not have nice stories of foals frolicking through a field of flowers." Iron sternly looks at Skies.
C3j7I
?
No.81408
81410 81414
[1d20+3 = 15]
Constitution: With no apparent help coming to relief him of his headache, Silver tries to get up on his own, hoping the strength and resilience of his body can overcome the red-hot pain in his brain.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81409
>>81404
Born in the year 304 in the high court of Baron Brazenhoof, he studied magic for six years under the stewardship of Darkwood the Wise and.... definitely something occult in here
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81410
81411
>>81408
Dark Star crawls over to his bag
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81411
81412 81413 81414
>>81406
"Then there is no issue"

>>81407
"You can't know that if you've never read it"

>>81410
Success
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81412
81418
>>81411
"So you do not know what is in it?" Iron places his face close to Skies. "You seem like you do not know what you are doing."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81413
81417 81418
>>81411
"I might have to read more of these. Were you planning on selling these or turning them over to the authorities?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81414
81415
>>81411
>>81408
Dark Star looks inside for what silver needed
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81415
81416
>>81414
Right inside his bag is a large first-aid kit, almost fully-stocked, containing what else but a bottle of headache medication.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81416
81419 81423
>>81415
Dark Star passes him the tylenol
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81417
81420 81421 81427 81430 81433 81435
tenor.gif
>>81413
Sister Ash spits at the mention
"Selling them would only put them in the hands of a Wizard who was interested in the same things Curwinney was. Turning them over to the authorities would lead to the same thing, only with more steps." She growls
"There's no reason for something such as that to exist. It's best thrown away."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81418
81420 81421 81438
>>81412
She sits up firmly
"No. I've never read any of these books. But it looks like they are valuable histories. And I will tell you now. Knowledge is not evil. The Truth, is not evil. And hiding from it, or trying to destroy it, is an offense to the Great Mother"

>>81413
Shimmer has absolutely never read this particular history
"The authorities, or course"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81419
81422
>>81416
"Спасибо…" He greedily takes it and pops it into his mouth, barely managing to open his canteen and take a drink of water to chase the pill down his throat.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81420
81423
>>81418
"Ah. A little disappointing. I would have liked to study some of these."
I offer the book back to Blue Skies.
>>81417
"That is for you to convince her of. It is her loot after all."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81421
81423 81438
>>81418
>>81417
"I believe what she said will be true. While knowledge is not evil by itself. The ability to cause harm to others may lead ponies to do evil."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81422
81424
>>81419
Dark Star puts the canteen to Silvers lips

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81423
81425 81428 81430
>>81416
"Help me here Dark Star. Your Country needs you" Blue Skies tells him

>>81420
She takes it

>>81421
"Iron, is strength something that can cause harm and do evil?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81424
81440
>>81422
He seems thankful, taking a couple large gulps, to both swallow the pill and to quench his thirst.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81425
81426 81428 81436 81440
>>81423
"Yes, but strength is gained from training and dedication of the pony in question. This is knowledge that needs little to no training in order to accomplish evil, so it increases the chance of someone doing evil, because it is accesible."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81426
>>81425
"Iron, do you honestly think any pony can learn history or magic without training or dedication?"
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81427
>>81417
Ash, point out the filly who tried to summon hellhounds.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81428
81429 81431
>>81423
>>81425
>the fascist is saving books
>the neutral/harmonists are burning books
What happened? I'm confused.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81429
81434
>>81428
"Shimmer, if you value arcane knowledge, help me out"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81430
>>81423
>>81417
"Blue is right. the books should not have been burned until spark or silver looked over them. there could have been a journal or something you burned."
Dark Star has a disapointed look on his face as he looks at ash
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81431
81432
>>81428
Well, if these books are spread, the methods on how to commit evil will spread. That is not good for the world.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81432
81441
>>81431
Say it in character. No metagaming
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81433
81435
>>81417
"so all the books you burned where on how to create zombies?
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81434
81440 81441
>>81429
"Blue Skies hasn't made a choice so far that we have regretted. She knows the harm they can do, and yet is assured that they are safely kept under the authorities. It also stands to reason the counter to the undead may be found in the study of the books."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81435
81437 81440
>>81433
>>81417
"Oh please, she burned history books"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81436
>>81425
"Iron, let me ask you a question. Who do you trust, or rather who do you not trust, with the ability to start fire?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81437
81439 81440
>>81435
"history books?"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81438
81439 81440 81441
>>81421
>>81418
Sister Ash gives a snort
"A Wu ge-.. a Wizard's tomb collection is more than just knowledge: It's a tool. It's a culmination of magical practices synthesized for easy duplication. It is not merely a book meant to help those who seek to educate themselves, but a manual for what it was used to practice."
She snorts again, trying to clear the smoke out of her body
"Magical don't help ponies seeking to better themselves, or their understanding of magick. They're merely shortcuts; recordings of lucritive practices that ponies should spend years planning to perfect. A borrowed tomb does little to make a better mage; it only serves to let cocky young ones believe they know even the first thing about magick because they happened to read it in some manuscript."
She points at the book
"The secrets in that book are useful to two kinds of ponies: the pony who write them, and a pony seeking to haphazardly immitate that pony. They are not unique secrets. An ambitions magi could naturally develop the same powers on their own, without needing shortcuts."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81439
81443 81444
>>81438
"Ash. How do you know what you burned were magical tombs. Do you think that he really needed 1000 tombs? Wouldn't just one do the job?"

>>81437
"Well, judging from a couple titles. Ancient and lost cultures a little on the occult side"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81440
81443
>>81424
With a final satisfied sigh, Silver puts the canteen away, his headache reduced to a more manageable state. With the ability to think regained, the first thing that returns is his anger.

>>81425
>>81434
>>81435
>>81437
>>81438
Silver steps forward, facing the arguing groups. He looks pissed. He looks specifically at Ash as he begins to speak. "You can not burn knowledge as easily as you can books."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81441
81442 81444
>>81432
Sorry
>>81438
"Well, that answers the whole 'any pony can learn history or magic question', now doesn't it? If there is no need to learn magic to replicate it, then that question is null and void."
>>81434
"Spark, do everypony here a favor and skim all books taken by Skies to see if any one of them contains methods to create any sort of undead, besides any other evil magic."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81442
>>81441
*question', does it not?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81443
81445 81446
>>81439
"If you think a Wizard only uses one tomb, you've never met one." She replies
"Wizards write spells into all the books they handle simply out of habit."
Also, she was pissed of, and she had to burn something.
>>81440
"That's exactly my point." She says
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81444
81446
>>81441
>>81439
"Do you mind me looking though your books Skies as he suggests?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81445
81448
>>81443
"Then why!?" Her response only serves to make Silver even more mad. He takes a step towards the kirin. "Why did you risk our lives over burning few books!?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81446
81447 81449
>>81443
"Oh please. They don't need a literal thousand. Ash, do you know what these things are?"

>>81444
"go ahead"

She lets him see the books around her
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81447
81449 81454
>>81446
I skim though the books looking for parts related to undead.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81448
81450 81454
>>81445
Her ears droop, and she hangs her head
"That... was inexcusable.. I did not expect the smoke to spend so quickly, and I am to blame for any damages that may have been incurred.." she says with a bow
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81449
81454
>>81446
>>81447
Dark Star loooks at the titles
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81450
81451 81452
>>81448
At least that one hasn't served to anger him. It hasn't exactly calmed him, either, from the faint sound of his grinding teeth. "But. Why?"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81451
81452 81454 81455
>>81450
*Drooping intensifies*
".. I was reckless.."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81452
81453 81455
>>81451
>>81450
"That is not the issue here at the moment. We need to ascertain that these books do not contain methods on how to do evil magic on them. Then we can discuss on the recklessness of Ash's actions."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81453
>>81452
Sister Ash's eyes slowly fade back to their normal state and she walks a good 10 feet away from the group and lays down.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81454
81456 81459
>>81447
>>81449
Perhaps 9 books surround Skies. One relates to the legends of Kindokini. Another to the worship of Mar deep in the regions of Griffinheim. Another to the Va'kran cult of Zebrica. Another, the legends of the Nordlige Ponnier. Another 2 are like these, but 3 are different They are hoofwritten, not written by somepony else.

These three are definitely secret histories. One concerns a sorcerer in Sonambula in the middle kingdom, another the aforementioned sorcerer, another even older, dating to the period before the windigos in the Unicorn tribes of the north

Not a single one of the books look like it concerns Curwhinny's powers over life and death. All of them concern the occult, and creatures who were interested in strange things as well as myths. 6 of them were copies of something else made at that time. 3 of them look irreplaceable. It can neither be confirmed nor denied if any of them contain functioning spells, although it would be far from surprising if they did. None are by purpose magical tomes

>>81448
"Oh bow yourself. If you don't even have the foresight to know that fire in an enclosed space will kill everypony, then how are you a good judge of such philsophical questions of the value of knowledge?"

>>81451
"And you are reckless to destroy knowledge when you don't even know what it is!"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81455
>>81451
"Indeed you were." Silver sighs, sitting down. The feeling of his gaze burrowing into her subconscious hasn't entirely gone away. "You are not stupid pony. I know this from just having watched you in there. Even if those books had contained forbidden, dark magic, you know destroying those books does not change fact that knowledge of these magics still exists. You did not even bother to check if they were indeed what you thought they were before acting, or gaining support from rest of group. Star and I were not even present for ordeal."

>>81452
"It is issue to me." A portion of his anger gets directed to Iron. "I have spent valuable time and money, sweat and blood, on this mission, and now I am not even sure if we will be able to finish it because she acted with impulse. I want to know why."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81456
81457
>>81454
> dating to the period before the windigos in the Unicorn tribes of the north
Dark Star takes this one and flips threw a few pages
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81457
81458
>>81456
Dark Star can see that this book is written in cursive, and seems to relate the eyewitness accounts of a few unicorns who had been assistants of the court of Princess Platinum, who had a desire to contact the ones living beyond the stars
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81458
81460 81465
>>81457
Dark Star looks Very Interested in this book
"Princess Platinum?"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81459
81461 81471
>>81454
"Most of these pertain to religions and cults already around. A few of these are from long ago. One of these is before Nightmare Moon's banishment. I really wish I could study them further now. But nothing directly related to raising the dead."


Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81460
81462 81465
>>81458
Dark Star can recall from his childhood stories that Princess Platinum was a leader of the Unicorn tribes of the north at around the time of the migration and Equestrian unification
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81461
81465
>>81459
Iron's will breaks. "Wait, that is all?" He looks down, stupefied. "So the burning was worthless?" Iron shakes his head and sits down. "I cannot believe it." Iron, dejected, leaves alone Skies and retreats to his armor pile and shield in order to equip them, cursing silently.

Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81462
81465
>>81460
Dark Star's eyes flash Recognition
"Wow, i had almost foregotten about her."
Dark Star reads some more about how she planned to contact them
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81463
81464
Sister Ash wanders off to where she left the jars, trailing smoke as her body settles down.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81464
81466
>>81463
I follow the Kirin.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81465
81469 81470
>>81462
>>81460
>>81458
Without taking the time to carefully study the book, it's very difficult to say just what, precisely, is going on. It looks as if the book is saying that in those short years before the Windigos. Before Discord. Before Princess Luna, and Princess Celestia. There was a dedicated group of unicorns. They opperated under the assumption that beyond the lunar sphere, out in the either, there were creatures. You could call them angels, you could call them minor gods - but immortal god-like creatures that danced and played on their own. They wanted to... actually, what they were trying to do is hard to determine, again, without taking a full 10 hours to read it. They wanted to access the outer planes. Or bring what was in the planes here. Or merge them...

>>81461
"Not necessarily. Who knows what were in the books I couldn't save
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81466
81467 81468 81471
>>81464
She gets to where the jars are, and sits upright cross-legged, completely silent before them.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81467
81472
>>81466
They are equally silent to her
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81468
81472
>>81466
"You doing ok?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81469
81473
>>81465
"Gods? from Beyond the moon?"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81470
>>81465
Iron still curses silently, strapping all his armor pieces and equiping his shield. He then follows Spark.

Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81471
81478 81482 81487
>>81459
Silver just sighs once more. He gets up from where he is sitting. And goes to where Ash is heading.
>>81466
"I still would like to know why." Silver's voice no longer carries the anger it once had, though it's clear he's still looking for an answer. "You are kirin. I have never heard of your people until now. It is clear you are gifted with fire...sometimes too gifted...I want to understand reasoning behind your decision. Why you made it, and why you made it so rash."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81472
81477 81478
>>81468
"... I am fine..." She says after a whike, visibly not on fire anymore.
>>81467
She's praying, silently
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81473
81474
>>81469
The text refers to them as "outer ones." They seem to be creatures that date from beyond creation. They are not monolithic, but rather are of diverse kind. Now he sees it. They wanted to talk to one under the light of a full moon. Or at least, that is what they did on one moonlit gathering - the unicorns all wearing their robes and prostrating themselves before the night sky
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81474
81475
>>81473
When is the next full moon?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81475
81476
>>81474
Well, the moon last night was waxing gibbous, so definitely within one week. Like tonight or in two days, maybe three
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81476
81479
>>81475
Dark Star seems like he is considering something
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81477
81478 81512
>>81472
"You sure?"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81478
81480 81481
>>81472
Iron, still angry, now stands next to the prone Ash, looking for threats.
>>81471
"Silver, as much as I would like to know her motives, I would suggest leaving some time for her to think it through." Iron states, fully armored except his good hitting hoof and shield equipped on his other hoof.
>>81477
"Spark, do not be a fool. She is clearly not fine. Leave her be until then."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81479
81483
>>81476
Reading on... wait. Wait a minute. The author did try to get the incantations. He seems to stop to relate this part very carefully. He has at least two different versions of the same spell here, evidently coming from two different witnesses. He makes notes about translation issues. He talks also about what the subtleties could mean. He implies that he got this knowledge from "spirits" and at some point had to coerce the information out. It's obvious he doesn't know if the evocation permutations would work or not. He mere tried to write it down with as much detail as possible. That was a 5 page tangent as he describes the night
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81480
>>81478
"Sometimes a fool learns the hard way."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81481
>>81478
*remove 'until then'
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81482
81485 81489
>>81471
She speaks again after a few seconds
"... I was wandering through the lair of that stallion. I found the place where he kept his treasures. In the moment, nothing in that place seemed worth saving to me, nothing alive.. so I decided it may as well burn..."
She opens her eyes slowly
"... I cannot say what I did was the right thing to do, but it felt like that in the moment.. a room full of stolen masterpieces, all stolen from the ones who would have properly valued them, for the greed of a wicked pony willing to torture souls to amass his wealth and power... At the time, I only wanted it all to burn, perhaps not because the things in that room deserved it, but because it I felt they should..."
Her shawl gas finally stopped smoking
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81483
81484
>>81479
Dark star continues reading
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81484
81490
>>81483
Sources vary as to exactly what animals were brought, and what needed to be done for the ritutal, although the author clearly has his theory of what the components were, and he points out other details of the event that would be helpful should anypony reading it decide they want to come up with their own theory. Anyways, it seems as if it was successful in its first attempt with the unicorn contacting one of the Outer Ones. But the Outer Ones quickly filled his mind with a slew of negative emotions, causing him to break contact. This concerned the onlookers, but convinced them the process was working in part, and they committed to meet at the next full moon in an even larger session
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81485
81486 81488
>>81482
Iron looks sternly at Ash. "As much as I would like to forgive this transgression, it is a sign of something more problematic. You need to rein in your emotions or this will happen again, and maybe somepony will die for it next time you lose control again, and I can guarantee that you would feel devastated by killing somepony who did not really deserve it."
Ironic isn't it?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81486
>>81485
Yep...
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81487
81489
>>81471
"Silver. Psst!" Blue Skies comes up to him and whispers
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81488
>>81485
It's probably fair to say that if Ash hadn't set that warehouse on fire, those two police officers would not have been killed
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81489
81491 81493
>>81482
Silver nods. He understands, or at least, understands enough. "You are young, yet. You have not yet learned control of such feelings. It is not something I could blame you for, so long as you understand where you went wrong, and are willing to take steps towards controlling it." He gives her a pat on the back, no longer afraid of having his hoof catching fire from contact.
>>81487
Silver turns to her, wondering what she wants of him.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81490
81491
>>81484
is there any notes on what it said to him?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81491
81492 81494
>>81489
"Can we move away and talk in private?"

>>81490
The unicorn who was the conduit of the activity was not one of the perspectives who relate the story. The unicorn seemed to have been filled with hate at the time, and after contact was broken, seemed to have this theory that the rest of the group were plotting against him. That is just the first time, anyways
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81492
81498
>>81491
As if Dark Star has been put under a compulsion spell, he continues reading.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81493
81494 81497
>>81489
Sister Ash nods slowly as her eyes shut and she resumes her prayer.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81494
81496 81498
>>81491
Silver nods, standing up.
>>81493
"If you wish, we can talk more later. I do not know what help I can be to you, but I can try to help you on path of control, if you will allow me."
>>81491
With his talk with Ash concluded, he goes with Blue.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81495
Well, with everypony busy, the sorcerer, glass by his side, trots back to camp.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81496
>>81494
"... I must finish this reposition.. These lost ones must have heir eulogy, if they are to rest..." She replies, before resuming her unintelligible prayer
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81497
>>81493
Iron stands by her side. He has composed himself from his anger and stands straight. He wonders how could someone be taught not to be angry.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81498
81499 81500
>>81492
There was a debate among the unicorns of the circle. Some of them thought that the incident proved the outer ones were hostile, some thought them a mix of good and evil, and some of them thought that they could be placated. There was another session. In this incident, when they contacted the outer ones, one responded very clearly. The outer one seemed to think that everypony was... boring. Dreadfully boring and normal. He convinced the conduit that his quest for knowledge was futile because of the finite perceptual abilities and mental faculties of a pony. This revelation was said to visibly dull his coat and break him emotionally. But the effect was confined to the pony who had been the conduit, and everypony else began to believe that it may be possible to select who to speak to, or perhaps even to summon to the terrestrial plane

>>81494
She takes him over to the side, and whispers
"Did you pocket anything else?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81499
81501
>>81498
"so they're evil? hmmmm"
Dark Star continues reading
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81500
81501
>>81498
"There was not much, I am afraid. Most valuable thing I found was this." He pulls out Alabaster's silver locket; he tries to carefully remove the picture it contains. He also pulls out the necklace the native skeleton wore from yesterday. "It seems, if there was treasure, it was either burnt down, or in area of catacombs we did not search."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81501
81503 81506
>>81499
In the third session, the conduit managed to contact a different outer one. This one was proper, well speaking, and at least seemed to be trustworthy. This Outer One seemed to have a problem with the ponies and their nature, finding them disorderly and in need of stern guidance. The conversation with the outer one continued for quite some time, but it is very clear that this one took a deep interest in the lives of ponies on the terrestrial plane

>>81500
She examines it
"This locket is much too old to have belonged to that foal"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81502
81505
Sister Ash remains in prayer position before the jars for as long as the rest of the party remains outside, not moving from her position even once.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81503
81504
>>81501
He seems interested in this particular bit of information. "Are you sure it was not just gift to him?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81504
81507
>>81503
"Look at the attire on this unicorn mare"
She shows him the image in the locket
"This looks older than 930"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81505
>>81502
Iron stands besides her, also not moving from his position as a guard.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81506
81508
>>81501
"He contacted another one? wow!"
Where in Equestria is this set?
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81507
81508
>>81504
He examines it himself, even if he's unsure about his own knowledge on the styles of attire for different time periods.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81508
81509 81512
>>81507
A style of bun that looks particularly old, with ornate red dress. The locket it heart shaped and silver

>>81506
Still another one responded as well. This one was not quite as enthusiastic as the previous: the outer one liked the freedom of the outer planes, and the creativity it allowed, and did not want to loose that. But neither was the outer one indifferent to the land of ponies

This is set in the northern lands north of Equestria, in Dream valley of the kingdom of the Unicorns, prior to the migration
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81509
81510
>>81508
"Hmm. That is odd. What do you think this means, if anything?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81510
81514
>>81509
"That this isn't Alabaster's locket. That, or somepony gave him a locket far older than his grandmother. I think he had it in his hoof or something"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81511
81513
Okay, it's getting really late for me.

Sister Ash will be praying for each jar individually. It may take her more than an hour, while the of the party does whatever.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81512
81515
>>81477
>>81508
"Hey Spark. come check this out."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81513
>>81511
Good thing I have to wake up early as well, then
Iron just stands guard near Ash, not intent on moving anywhere else except to follow Ash.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81514
81516
>>81510
"Hmm..." Silver thinks more on this. "Do you think it could have been part of larger horde?"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81515
81516
>>81512
Would I be able to hear this from the camp? I'm not entirely sure where it is in relation.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81516
81517 81518
>>81514
"What do you mean?"

>>81515
He he specifically went to find him, then yes
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81517
81519
>>81516
yea sure, Dark Star goes up to him.
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81518
81520
>>81516
"Could it have been part of personal treasure or collection of keepsakes Curwhinny kept? What if this is his locket? And this picture is of his late wife?"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81519
81523
>>81517
"Yes?"

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81520
81521
>>81518
"Plausible. Where do you think the foal got it from then?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81521
81522
>>81520
He thinks some more, before it hits him. "...Son of bitch. It came from cavity behind wall. One with book in it that Star took."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81522
81524
>>81521
"That could be. Why would we find the cavity exposed as it was though?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81523
81525
>>81519
"hey i was reading this book, you gotta read this."
Dark Star Gives him a quick rundown
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81524
81526
>>81522
"That is less clear. Perhaps militia ponies, as they were attacking catacombs, disturbed bricks in that room. We did find skeleton of one not too far away from room."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81525
81527
>>81523
"I always wondered about ponies... or whatever they are beyond the sky with the story of the stars aiding in her escape. Interesting stuff. How does it end?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81526
81527 81528
>>81524
"I'm not so sure they would have attacked bricks. I am even less sure they would have just ignored that book. Weren't there a number of dislodged bricks and fallen rocks near the stairwell?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81527
81529
>>81525
>>81526
"i dont know yet, i thought it was incredible i had to tell some pony."
Dark Star Continues Reading
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81528
81529
>>81526
"Yes, there was. Perhaps...what if mining operations in quarry caused both? That downstairs area was directly adjacent to quarry, and connected with quarry tunnel. And mining operations occurred far after than militia assault, and occurred before foal found their way into catacombs."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81529
81530 81532
>>81527
There was concern over the unicorns of the circle, as while they were successful in contacting several of the outer ones, and these outer ones had various responses to the questions asked them, none had offered promises of power or pacts. But of course that was a petty issue to others, as they did not care for any favors in the terrestrial realm. They wanted to reach the divine. They wanted to become like the outer ones. The outer ones for their part took various interest in the terrestrial plane. Some had no interest at all in it, one took an interest in its magic, one in its little ponies and kingdoms, another only as a source of entertainment... And of course there were mixed feelings about which of these were dangerous. The response, naturally, was that the process could be controlled. So a unicorn who had studied along side Star-Swirl the Beared proposed a way to try to gain limited access to the outer planes. The ponies themselves, perhaps, could go over and touch the outer realms.

>>81528
"Yes... that would explain much of the damage to the catacombs. Many of those rooms look as if they had been boarded up, but the boards came down"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81530
81531
>>81529
"Do you think, perhaps, there is more treasure there underneath well that has not yet been uncovered? Or elsewhere in catacombs, exposed by explosions from mines?" He rubs the back of his neck. "I suppose, it does not matter, unless we have way of surviving down there. Some kind of magic spell, or gas mask, or something of that sort."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81531
81534
>>81530
"There are dozens of magical spells that allow you to breath in difficult conditions. We also have gas masks and oxygen tanks back at headquarters. Personally, I would recommend trying to remove all of that rubble from the cave-in you caused so there can be a breathing hole again. But who knows. There is definitely something down there in the areas never visited. And it's neither unmoving nor forever sealed away.

I can tell you I would like to see what hasn't been burned"

She gives her smile, and wags her tail slightly
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81532
81533 81536
>>81529
"the unicorns wanted to be like the outer ones?
Dark Star keeps reading"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81533
81535
>>81532
"Just asking for trouble, as usual. Things really don't change do they?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81534
81536
>>81531
Silver nods as well, getting a similar look on his face. "Sounds like you and I have same idea, here."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81535
81539
>>81533
"the never do it seems."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81536
81537 81539 81542
>>81532
They assembled again. It seems that the timing of the sessions was important because of the positioning of the celestial bodies, which natural affect the planes of the realms because the planes are determined by the bodies that inhabit them. The "outer ones" are actually not necessarily inhabitants of the outer most planes, but certainly always above the terrestrial plane.

They assembled together at a sight of many runes, and positioned the stones just right so that they aligned with the Celestial bodies. When this was accomplished, a portal was opened, and at least one unicorn was able to pass through it. He reports later that he saw the land from far above, and saw the angels as they danced in the outer planes.

>>81534
She smiles still
"Tell me though. What precisely do you seek? What do you seek to avoid?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81537
81538
>>81536
"In this moment in time? Bits, work, something to give purpose to my life beyond just living. As for what to avoid...failure, mostly. I would say death, but I no longer have such fear of it. As long as I succeed in my duties, I do not care what happens to me."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81538
81540
>>81537
"Do you know what the ponies who employed you for the catacombs wanted?"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81539
81541
>>81536
>>81535
"Does the book say anything about how the pony acted once he got back?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81540
81541
>>81538
"As I understand it, they want undead cleared so they may continue work to fill in quarry without issue, turn land into real estate. I imagine if they only wanted tunnel sealed, they would have done so already."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81541
81543
>>81539
That pony was filled with glee, for he had pranced with Angels.

They thought to expand the effect of the spell, to allow easier communion between the planes. The pony met with an outer one directly, and the outer one seemed amiable enough to allow to visit the terrestrial plane, nevermind the stated intent of domination of ponykind

>>81540
"Wait, they want this for real estate?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81542
81544 81545 81546
>>81536
>domination of ponykind
"what?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81543
81546
>>81541
"As far as my knowledge goes." He thinks some more on what he heard. "Perhaps it was for development. But those are fairly similar in purpose."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81544
81545
>>81542
"Remember the different pony races didn't get along very well. Keep reading. I got to see how it ends for them, and how they swear to try again someday. Cults always swear to try again someday."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81545
81547
>>81544
>>81542
Reading Intensifies
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81546
81547 81548 81549 81552
>>81542
The outer one walked straight through the portal and into the terrestrial plane, and ethereal angel. It spoke with the unicorns and is reported even to have sat down for dinner with a few of them. As a sign of good faith, the outer one returned to the outer planes after request by some of the unicorns, with the obvious desire to return.

But this incident heightened tensions between members of the unicorn circle, as some wanted to go to the outer planes themselves, or did not like the assumption of the outer one that they would be its servants.

More so, there was tension in the court of Princess Platinum, as one of the ponies had been chosen to be Starswirl's apprentice alongside Clover the Clever, causing jealousy in at least one pony

>>81543
"Then it sounds like they might dig into these areas for basements or tunnels. If not this year then in ten years or in a century.

Let me ask you a different question. What is it I could do that would make you stop willing to help me or work with me? What will you not help me do?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81547
81548
>>81546
>>81545

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81548
81553
>>81546
>>81547
It's the same response either way, as that is the next part of the story
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81549
81550 81551
>>81546
I assume what she meant was "What is it I could do that would make you willing to help me or work with me?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81550
81552
>>81549
Nope. She meant 'what lines are you not willing to cross'
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81551
>>81549
'what is it I could do that would make you not willing to help me or work with me'
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81552
81554 81555
>>81550
Ah. Okay, I see it now.
>>81546
"I am mercenary, no matter what my personal preferences are. When I work, I am loyal to contract first, Bits second. There is only one line anyone could ever or has ever tried to cross that would make or has made me not willing to fulfill job: an active attempt to bring end to my life."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81553
81555
>>81548
Dark Star Reads some more
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81554
81555
>>81552
"In other words: there is very, very little I would not do to fulfill contract." His voice has a twinge of regret as he continues. "In fact, there has been very, very little I have not done."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81555
81556 81557 81559

>>81554
>>81552
>>81552
She gives him her smile

"Good. Then we shall have no issues working together going forward. I know where my loyalties lie, and I can't say i can help you much with your contract with the developers. but as for bits..."

She opens the top of Dark Star's bag, and briefly pulls out a non-descript leather bound book, then the two booklets
"These here... These are worth something. I want to find more like these, if they exist"

>>81553
It was time to visit the outer planes again. And a unicorn was selected. Not just any unicorn, but the same who had been selected before by Star swirl the Bearded. And beneath the moonlight, he waltzed with an outer one, with now two of them intent on on coming to the terrestrial realm.

However, a stallion named Fortis Equus in particular took offense to this process. He did not like other unicorn evidently courting Outer Ones. So he told Princess Platinum about the affairs of the circle
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81556
81558 81562
>>81555
Silver nods. "Curwhinny's notes. Indeed, I can see where Bits would exist, where these are concerned." He considers it for a couple seconds, before offering to shake on it. "If there are Bits in this work, then I shall take job."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81557
81558
>>81555
"There is only so many ways this can go down. I'm shocked we lived at all when we were tempting powers beyond our understanding to interact with us."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81558
81560 81561
>>81556
>>81557
Telling Princess Platinum proved catastrophic. Several of the members were arrested and charged. In particular, the stallion who had consorted with the outer ones became the target of suspicion, as it was believed that the outer ones he had talked to intended to take Princess Platinum's place. This was conspiring with foreign forces against the crown. As there was no proof that outer ones even exited, there could be no actual charge of treason. Still, it was enough to cause him to lose his position in the court

What remained of the circle met a last time
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81559
81560 81562
>>81555
"This is getting pretty good."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81560
>>81558
>>81559
"Very good. I can't wait to see how it ends."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81561
81563
>>81558
Reads more
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81562
81563 81565 81566
>>81556
"Excellent. Now don't let them take any more books and booklets, and don't let them know. Name your price, and you can have it. Just help me find more"

>>81559
It was a windless night with no moon. Probably half of the circle was not there, either because they had been arrested, or because they were afraid of being caught. No pony knew it had been Fortis who had informed on them to the Princess. All knew, however, that they must accelerate their plans, as their time had run out. They tried their best to make the incantations, and to draw a larger circle. When this was accomplished, the portal was established once again. The Outer One whom they had been in most contact with - the 'co-conspirator' according to Platinum, came through, bringing along another outer one who was more so conscripted into the scheme than a wholly willing participant. The Unicorn approached the two and addressed them as their servants.

At this point, Fortis Equus could not stand the sight any longer, and called out, demanding why the unicorn alone had travelled. After consideration, the unicorn himself decided that Fortis had a point, and let Fortis come to the portal.

When Fortis went through, he was accompanied by the two outer ones, and they pranced through the moonlight, and saw the stars as they hung. He was allowed to touch the ethereal coats of the outer ones, and to see the planet as it looked from the outer planes
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81563
81564
>>81562
>>81561
"Well... I actually didn't see that coming. What happens next?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81564
81566 81567
>>81563
After some time of prancing in the outer planes, they returned to the circle. As they stood in the circle, Fortis turned to the Unicorn, his heart forever cooled by the experience of the heavens. He told the unicorn what he had done in telling the princess, and apologized for it, saying he had not known he would have been invited along himself if only he had asked. And all of this as they stood along the circle itself

Exactly what happens next is not entirely clear, as one of the perspectives cuts off very shortly thereafter, but this seems to be what occurred. At the moment Fortis told the Unicorn, the latter's heart was over come with a rage and hatred. The portal had been easy enough to control so long as your mind and heart were still, and you knew what you were looking for, but the hate in his heart attracted something...

Not an outer one. An other one, a lesser denizen of the sphere just beyond the terrestrial. Drawn as if summoned to this emotion, they came in herd, and flocked through the portal en masse, killing the Unicorn, Fortis, and all but one of the members of the circle, who later related part of this story
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81565
81568
>>81562
"1,000 Bits, to cover cost of supplies, and 50% of value of what I find for you. That is my price for this mission."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81566
>>81564
>>81562
"B-Buck."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81567
81569
>>81564
"Well then... that ended worse than I thought. Not sure why everyone was shocked the angry one demanding to be part of the travel was the snitch, but oh well. Apparently we can't be angry beyond the sky or else you die."
Spark takes a second to ponder all of this.
"Technically... those things that murdered the circle could still be around here. They probably would have gone back if they could, but with the circle destroyed, the portal could have collapsed."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81568
81571
>>81565
"If we're doing this, I supposed I should stop lying to you. I am not selling these books. I am buying, as an agent anyways. How much do you want?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81569
81570
>>81567
"this didnt happen here. it happend in Dream valley."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81570
81572
>>81569
"I mean here as in our world. They could have traveled around, or stayed there looking for a way back, assuming they are still here."
Spark is lost in thought for just a second.
"I really wish we could keep these, but we need to return the book to your marefriend now."

Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81571
>>81568
Trying to figure out a good price to request is difficult when you're tired as fuck. I think I'm gonna sleep on it, come up with something once I wake up. Goodnight.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81572
81573
>>81570
"maybe we could buy this one from her. im willing to put in half."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81573
81574
>>81572
"She said it needs to go to the authorities. We can't buy it. Come on now. Let's go give it back."

Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81574
81575
>>81573
"Alright, i guess."

Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81575
81576
>>81574
I head back to where I last saw Blue Skies.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81576
81577
>>81575
"Yes?"
She's been talking and dealing with Silver
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81577
81578 81579
>>81576
"Dark Star was just showing me one of your books. It was very fascinating, something about creatures beyond the sky and other creatures that came and killed everypony but one that witnessed it."
I motion for Dark Star to return the book.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81578
81579 81580
>>81577
"Charming. That will do nicely"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81579
81581
>>81577
Dark Star looks a little hesitant
>>81578
"its a very interesting book."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81580
81581
>>81578
"Will the authorities study the books, or will they lock them up with the war going on?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81581
81582 81586 81588
>>81580
"Oh I can tell you that the war has made them far more interested in things such as creatures from beyond the sky that kill everyone"

>>81579
"Good to see something of value survived the purges"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81582
81583 81585
>>81581
"Well, if they attempt it, they will kill themselves quicker than the enemy, I can guarantee that."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81583
81584 81585
>>81582
She shrugs
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81584
>>81583
"Have any suggestions on what to do to get back in the tunnel? Would there be a way to open it up to vent out all that smoke?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81585
>>81583
>>81582
"only if they are angry."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81586
>>81581
Dark Star Gives her the book
l1ONq
?
No.81588
81589 81590
>>81581
*Burns internally*
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81589
>>81588
Oh that's hot. That's hot.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81590
81591
>>81588
*Dies of Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation internally*
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
l1ONq
?
No.81591
81592
>>81590
I'll take that into account next time I want to destroy something.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81592
81593
>>81591
Please do. I don't want to see a foal die due to your... 'passion'
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
l1ONq
?
No.81593
81594 81595
>>81592
I didn't expect that much smoke to spread in only two rounds. I have spells that can serve as precautions.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81594
81596
>>81593
Alright, it's not your first D&D game by your knowledge of it, so I'll trust you OOC, but Iron will be a little harder to convince.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81595
>>81593
>Only two rounds
>Only two
>
Oh please. She started by setting the rug on fire (if that's wool, expect a relatively high concentration of Hydrogen Cyanide in the smoke) then lit a book on fire. Then another. Then another...
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
l1ONq
?
No.81596
81597
>>81594
I actually read the rules for smoke and suffocation hazards just a couple weeks ago, because I figured there might be a time I wanted to trap some targets in a burning building at some point during the game.
I just didn't get the timing right last time... I'll be more careful...

Iron
41OWR
?
No.81597
>>81596
No need to feel sorry for this blunder. At least not OOC.
bdwcn
?
No.81598
81599
[2d20 = 5]
[1d20+10 = 24]
Rolling
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81599
>>81598
Uh, what are you rolling for?[/spoier]
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81600
81601 81603
Well, I'm back. Still don't know what the value of those books might be.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81601
81602
>>81600
Knowledge is valuable, so go for 500 to 1000 bits per book.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81602
>>81601
I was thinking something like that yesterday, but I was too tired to really think any further than that.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81603
81604 107857
>>81600
"4000 bits, you don't ask questions, I take all of them, and you open up about your wife and children to me later"
She tells him
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81604
81605
>>81603
After a couple seconds of silently considering it, he nods. "It is done deal."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81605
81606
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLaXJ1R8R2s

>>81604
"Excellent"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81606
81608
>>81605
"All this leaves now is matter of reentering catacombs."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81607
Sister Ash is still praying.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81608
81609
>>81606
"Do you have any plans, or think anything needs to be done first?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81609
81610
>>81608
"Besides acquiring way to breathe down there? There is not much else I would need to do to become ready. There is one issue I should mention, about idea of clearing rubble from quarry tunnel..."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81610
81611
>>81609
"Rubble from which location?"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81611
81612
>>81610
"Quarry tunnel. You saw quarry, earlier? There was tunnel, leading from there to lower area of catacombs. Before we knew there was fire set, we decided to seal off tunnel to stop undead from potentially wandering outside."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81612
81613
>>81611
"Huh... I would have figured that any undead that entered the quarry couldn't get out of its walls"
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.81613
>>81612
"Perhaps. At time, both Star and I believed it to be good idea, either way, from just shear amount of undead in lower area. Of course, again, we did not know there was fire."
7aT9u
?
No.81616
81617
[praying arsonist noises]
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81617
81618
>>81616
Iron awaits for Ash's movement and/or orders.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81618
81619
>>81617
She's waiting for everyone else to be ready.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81619
>>81618
He'll do that too then.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81620
81621
Iron thinks about Spark's abilities. He wonders if he is for hire.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81621
81622
>>81620
I just got back if you want to go ask him.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81622
81623
>>81621
Are you sure he's not interrupting the reading session Spark and Star that they are having?
Iron decides that Ash should be fine for now and could get someone that can charm his way around things for Ash's mission. He starts walking towards Spark, wherever he is.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81623
81624
>>81622
Reading is done for now, though I like GM's stories. I wonder if it is a throw away story, or it will come into play sometime? Either way it is impressive.

The sorcerer sees you approach.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81624
81625
>>81623
"Spark, I need you to come with me." Iron states, motioning Spark to follow him back to where Ash is praying at a respectful distance. "It is a favor I want to ask."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81625
81627
>>81624
"Ok. What is it you need?"
I follow Iron.
Anonymous
SAHE9
?
No.81626
81628 81634
I put things on halt because I am not sure what the characters want to do next . I think Skies would want to return to headquarters briefly, but I don’t know what the others intend
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81627
81629
>>81625
During the walk towards the place where Ash is praying, he speaks. "Before I ask, is this 'clear undead' job finished or do you plan to abandon it?" He then waits to reach Ash's prayer place before talking again.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81628
>>81626
I'll play for Ash's interests and finish the foal business ASAP
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81629
81630
>>81627
"I can't abandon it, not until we make sure there isn't a monster left standing in there. But I can put my task on hold. If they have been trying to remove this problem for centuries, I'm sure that a little more waiting wont hurt them."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81630
81631
>>81629
"Well, that is the problem. It probably is going to take a lot more time than clearing the undead from a quarry and from what I experienced, it is going to need somepony who has his way with words." Iron look to the sides. "You have skills as a diplomat, right? You can negotiate?"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81631
81632
>>81630
"On occasion. I haven't mastered diplomacy by any means, but I can talk my way in and out of situations."
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81632
81633
>>81631
Iron nods. "One last question. You do not mind working for Ash, do you?"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81633
81635 81636
>>81632
"Of course not. I don't mind doing favors for ponies, especially if they helped me in the past."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81634
81635
>>81626
Sister Ash wants to properly repose the jars she collected.

She told Abby Willows she'd see her in the evening, so she wants to be back around sunset.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81635
81636 81637 81638 81691
>>81633
>>81634
Iron does not remember when Ash helped Spark at all. "I guess. Well, here is the gist of it." Iron clears his throat. "Ash heard that 12 or something foals were taken by the Waterfront Gang from an orphanage or abbey, no idea exactly what it is, due to high amounts of debt along with a mare. She is trying to take all possible foals back to said orphanage, and has succeeded with taking 5 or 6 foals so far. Now the issue is that 2 of the remaining foals were taken for training and one of the other foals remaining was taken by a pony in political power. I do not remember the politician but the address and names of the two 'caretakers' we do have and with Ash insistence on doing things non-violently, I need a pony capable of taking the foals through words and compensation. A pony like you." Iron inhales and exhales, then looks at Ash during her reposing process. "Any details that I miss, Ash?"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81636
81638
>>81635
>>81633
>Iron does not remember when Ash helped Spark at all
Neither do I, tbh...
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81637
81638 81640
>>81635
>Any details that I miss, Ash?
Sister Ash remains silent for several seconds in prayer before answering.
"... I said I would prefer to resolve things without harming ponies. I never said it may not happen anyway.." she says, a bit too calmly for comfort
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81638
81639 81640
>>81635
"I see. That is quite high stakes, but rescuing foals in very important. I do suggest asking the others to help as well, though convincing them to work for free will be difficult."
>>81636
You pulled a bullet out of me. Painful, and you failed a few times, but you did so, not to mention the fight against Marecuse.
>>81637
"I will do my best to avoid conflict."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81639
81646
>>81638
>You pulled a bullet out of me. Painful, and you failed a few times
Oh yeah, I remember that now.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81640
81641 81642 81643
>>81637
Iron glances at Ash. "Do not burn the building if you feel like venting. Remember. It is a rescue mission."
>>81638
>asking the others for help
Iron is a bit uncomfortable. "Well, I am not so sure about it. Skies will probably object Star to work for Ash after almost suffocating her and his coltfriend unless Ash and I pay an exhuberant fee, and I do not want to do that. Silver is a possible option and Onyx seems to be absent mentally most of the time, even though his battle prowess is impressive."
>avoid conflict
"You seem to pack a punch with your magic, so that is good. Do not be afraid when things get rough." Iron smiles.
Eh, if you say so. The doctor did most of the healing job for you.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81641
>>81640
*object to Star
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81642
>>81640
**and her coltfriend
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81643
81644
>>81640
"Won't hurt to check. When do we head out?"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81644
81645
>>81643
"You will have to ask Ash about that." Iron scratches his side. "Would you mind asking them? Take it as a sort of proof that you can convince ponies to do what you want."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81645
>>81644
I chuckle at that.
"Sure."
I go to the others.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81646
81647
>>81639
Iron pokes Ash. "You have not commented much about his inclusion to the mission. Is something the matter?"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81647
81648
>>81646
Sister Ash has been in a praying position murmuring silently for like half an hour now.
"... I'm taking care if these ones right now.. They've been alone for so long. They need care.."

Iron
41OWR
?
No.81648
81649
>>81647
Iron flinches. "Sorry. I did not mean to bother with the process."
7aT9u
?
No.81649
81650
[1d20+9 = 27]
>>81648
"It's fine.." she replies softly, her voice having become almost monotone
>Focusing
Rolling Concentration, just because I'm feeling kind of bored
Anonymous
j1988
?
No.81650
81651
>>81649
What exactly is she trying to do with these jars?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81651
81652 81653 81654
>>81650
For now, she's speaking to each of them softly, as an impromptu eulogy. She's repeating a set of funeral prayers from her temple, once for each jar.
She's just making the ceremonial preparations for whateverthefuck I figure out to do next. I figured the next step would be to deliver them to a proper burial site and/or scatter them in a better place.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81652
81653
>>81651
But really, I'm not actually sure what to do after this. I don't want to just pour them out here though.
I just figured that whatever she'd need to do would involve some kind of ceremony.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81653
81656
>>81651
Iron watches intently at this ceremony of letting ponies' souls rest peacefully.
>>81652
How about taking them to a church? If not we can go to the forest and spread the ashes there.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.81654
81655 81656 81661 81662
>>81651
Honestly I'm at a loss as to how to destroy the soul jars. You can't burn them, they've already been burned. You can't dip them in acid, they've already been treated by acid. You can't shatter them, they are already granular. So....
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81655
>>81654
I think it's more like simply scattering the ashes as a sort of funerary ceremony to appease the trapped souls, not intentionally destroying the ashes.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81656
81657
>>81654
Well, they're physically similar to improperly-handled funeral urns; the only difference is really that they were handled with intent to cause despair, not reposition.
Thinking in character, Sister Ash would see them as that, and her go-to resolution would be to finish the funerals for each chamber, then scatter the ashes in an appropriate site to complete their reposition.
>>81653
I considered that. I guess the most they could do is help with funeral services; maybe they could lead me to a place to scatter them.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81657
81658
>>81656
Iron is a big boi, so he can carry most of the urns. I hope the taxi can do the same.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81658
81659
398913__safe_solo_ponified_octavia melody_snow_snowfall_bane_the dark knight rises_artist-colon-grinning-dash-alex.jpeg
>>81657
>big boi
4 U
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81659
81660
>>81658
Please don't take Iron's headplate. It would be extremely painful.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81660
>>81659
Kek
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81661
>>81654
>You can't dip them in acid
What kind of person other than a murderer would want to dip human remains in acid anyway?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81662
>>81654
*Pony remains
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81663
81664 81665 81668 81670
Iron wonders what is taking Spark so long.
Small rolecall
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81664
>>81663
I'm here.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81665
81666
>>81663
I'm here.
I'm waiting for at least one other person to show up to convince to join, or at least attempt to.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.81666
81667
>>81665
I know, that's why I'm rolecalling.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81667
>>81666
Checked
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81668
81669 81671
_Aryanne beatiful aryan horses.png
>>81663

Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81669
>>81668
Oh hey.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81670
81671
>>81663
Present.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81671
81672 81673
>>81668
>>81670
Hooray!
Spark approaches Dark Star. Is Silver there as well?
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81672
81676
>>81671
"Hey. Whats going on?"
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81673
81674
>>81671
Silver and Skies are together but away from Dark Star.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81674
81675
>>81673
Basically that.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81675
81677
>>81674
Having extremely private business.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81676
81678
>>81672
"Iron would like to see if you are willing to help him and Ash hunt down some missing foals. Right now we are stuck out of the tunnel, and this mission is focused on peaceful resolution. Would you like to join?"
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.81677
81680
>>81675
I bet you'd expect me to deny that, but that is actually exactly the case.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81678
81679
>>81676
"yea, i will help out."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81679
81681
>>81678
"Well, that was easy. Need anything in return for your help?"
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.81680
>>81677
Pretty much.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81681
81682
>>81679
"1 bit."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81682
81683
>>81681
I give 1 bit to Dark Star.
"You sure that is all?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.81683
81684
>>81682
"yep, thats it, and we have to save those foals."
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.81684
81689
>>81683
"Good to hear. I'm going to see what the others think, but go over and tell Iron that you are willing."
I look around for the others. I assume Silver and Blue Skies are not in sight?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.81685
81686
I think I might go to bed soon.

Sister Ash will still be performing funeral services until she's satisfied with the state of each jar.
Iron OOC