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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.
1770 replies and 49 files omitted.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82799
>>82791
>>82797

Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82800
82802
>>82795
"It made me Feel so much joy its hard to put into words."
bdwcn
?
No.82801
82803 82804
[1d2 = 1]
>>82798
The tempest starts to calm after this point, as vapors start to dissipate

>>82796
Oh dear. Let me see what that means
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82802
82805 82819
>>82800
She looks just a little uneasy

>>82796
Well, he falls asleep. So there's that
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82803
82804
>>82801
Iron cannot see this from behind the shield, but he does hear the boiling stop, so that calms him a lot.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82804
82806
>>82803
>>82801
Sister Ash is similarly calmed.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82805
82806
>>82802
Dark Star Strokes her cheek
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82806
82807 82808 82812
>>82805
This soothes her somewhat

>>82804
The vapors and the boiling degrade as time progresses
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82807
82809
>>82806
"I-is it over?" Iron asks aloud to no one in particular.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82808
82809
>>82806
Sister Ash takes note of this effect.

How long has the process taken?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82809
82810 82811
>>82808
A few minutes

>>82807
The jars slowly stop boiling, but Maren is still chanting
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82810
82813
>>82809
Judging by the chant is still going, he assumes that it keeps going. He reluctantly lowers his shield, now acting as low cover, now able to see the remainder of the process.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82811
82813
>>82809
Sister Ash continues to chant with Maren, intent on seeing the reposition through to its completion.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82812
82813
>>82806
Dark Star thinks in his head
"Is it because she doesnt like me?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82813
82814 82815 82816 82820
Silver has taken well that old saying of Comrade Glimmer: "You can't have a nightmare, if you never dream"

>>82810
>>82811
The chant keeps up until the very last jar is free of vapor. The cloud, continuously dissipating, is gone by now. Father Maren ceases

>>82812
Poor Dark Star. She looks happy with him now though
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.82814
82817
>>82813
Oh, I was supposed to come up with the dream. Didn't know that.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82815
82816 82817
>>82813
Sister Ash stops to catch her breath.
"That was rather.. interesting.. to say the least.." she says, flipping through the papers for any clue of what just happened, vaguely suspicious she that she may have allowed herself to activate a scroll.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82816
82817
>>82813
So that's why there was a delayed response
"Now it is over, right?" Iron asks aloud again, hoping the aged stallion did not just juke him out or something and start chanting again.
>>82815
"Interesting is a mild way to put it. Good thing we did not try to do that ourselves or I would have freaked and broken the jars."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82817
82818 82819 82821
>>82814
I was just expecting any response of any kind

>>82816
It felt like everyone died except Ash and Iron
"Aye, they have been freed"

>>82815
"And may it never need to be done again"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82818
>>82817
Iron lets out a breath of relief after being reassured by the stallion. He finally relaxes. "That was something."
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.82819
82822
>>82817
That's actually kinda funny, because I was waiting for a response from you after you posted >>82802
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82820
82822
>>82813
Dark Star not wanting to think about that,orders another drink
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82821
82822
>>82817
As Sister Ash looks up from the notes, relieved by the convinience potency of the prayers, she can't help but be reminded of the fourth graders who managed to match her highest level of spellcasting the previous night.
"These.. texts.. they don't appear inherently magical, although they detailed the verbal and material components for an effect that emulated what seemed to be similar to a powerful abjuration effect.." she says, somewhat nervous at her lack of understanding
"In all my years of study, I've never heard of such a prayer or sultra that could be called upon for my magical powers by ponies without the proper spellcasting experience.. This incantation practice, what do you ponies call it in this region?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82822
82823 82824 82827
>>82820
"One more coming up" Says Glistening

"So... are you not doing anything until 7 PM?" Asks Blue Skies

>>82819
Silver imagines himself with Storm Warning again. The way he sees it is not as he last saw her, but it's like a replay of an intimate moment. A time together in the past. He views it like an old movie, black and white with a brownish tone. But magical nevertheless

>>82821
"The prayers we just performed were special prayers to the Spirit of Harmony itself. And I assure you, I am experienced with incantations to the Spirit"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82823
82825
>>82822
"Not really,Did you have something in mind?"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82824
82825 82826
>>82822
"Very well.. Could prayers such as these be utilized by ponies without the capability to cast spells of their level?" She continues, intrigued
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82825
82826 82828 82829
>>82823
"I was just wondering if I should return to work"

>>82824
"Of their level? I don't understand"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82826
82831
>>82825
>>82824
"I think she means if the ability to do this prayer you just made is possible to do herself and maybe other prayers that are possible with your deity."
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.82827
>>82822
Silver almost cries, looking at the scene before him. Them together, out in woods for a picnic, holding their hooves as they look into each other's eyes, leaning in for a kiss. He remembers it like it was just yesterday. She had just told him that she was pregnant with their first foal.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82828
82830 82831 82832
>>82825
"What I mean is, could prayers such as these be used to emulate spells that would otherwise be out of reach for certain ponies?" She says
"You said that a normally only a caster from Fillydelphia would be able to cast such a spell, but we were able to create the same effect ourselves, albeit with a longer amount of time."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82829
82831
>>82825
"Want to head back to the room?"
Dark Star Smiles mischievously
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82830
>>82828
"Or that." Iron scratches his side.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82831
82833 82834 82835
>>82826
"I do not believe this should be possible for somepony not in touch with the spirit of Harmony, no. It probably didn't work for her, but there wasn't much reason not to try"

>>82828
"No, they would have done something different. A more direct, more magical approach. When you combine the chemical and the divine, it is easier. Like how removing dirt is easier with water"

>>82829
And she smiles mischievously back
"Sure"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82832
>>82828
Tl;Dr: she's trying to figure out if there's some way non-casters can manage to reproduce the effects of divine spells through certain incantations.
As an individual who trained for years learning how to use divine magick, what she saw last night absolutely baffled her, so she want to know more about anything that might be similar.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82833
82836
>>82831
Dark Star pays glimmering glass,then Stands up and leads her back to the room
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82834
82835 82836
>>82831
"Ah, optional material components can alter or empower the effects of certain spells. The Arcanists in the circle carried several rare components with them for their casting, although I never really took up the practice because most of such materials are rather expensive.." she says
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82835
>>82831
Iron is a bit uncomfortable. "Well, it is important to know still." More scratching of his side. "I guess." Magic is strange.
>>82834
"So are you able to replicate some spells through simple ingridients instead of wishing for them?" Iron is really trying to understand here.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82836
82837 82839
>>82834
He raises an eyebrow at her
"It's not the same spell. That's why I spent an hour on the phone as an Archivist went through old archives rather than call in a Bishop from Fillydephia"

>>82833
The pretty pegasus pony follows

She is... not terribly impressed with the room
"Well, it has walls and a bed"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82837
82838 82839
>>82836
"well,you know its... cozy."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82838
82839 82850
>>82837
"I guess that is so"
She closes the door
"What did you have in mind for the afternoon?"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82839
82840 82841
>>82837
>>82836
>>82838
OH YEAH, THIS IS THE SHIT. KILL ME, NOW!
>>82836
"Oh, nevermind then." Iron is stumped with all this magic talk.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82840
82843
>>82839
What?
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82841
82843
>>82839
What's wrong? You don't enjoy reading about two ponies in love?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82842
82844 82845
Okay, I have no idea what's up, but I'll have her stop asking questions
Sister Ash is visibly confused, but decides that what she witnessed was not at all similar to the drastic effect she witnessed last night.

".. I thank you for your excellent assistance in this matter." She says, with a bow of her head
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82843
82849
>>82841
>>82840
I am finding this more awkward than other sex scenes so far. Sorry for the outburst.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82844
82845
>>82842
"No need to thank me. It is what I must do"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82845
>>82842
>>82844
Iron just goes along with it, not wanting to scramble his head anymore than he needs to. He is ready to follow.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82846
82847 82848 82850
Okay, I'm going to go to sleep now.

Goodnight Anons
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82847
>>82846
'Night.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82848
>>82846
I'll go with the flow since I have no idea where Ash will go next, so night everyone.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82849
82851
>>82843
More awkward than them doing it outside while watching the party fight? Kek.

Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82850
82852
>>82838
Dark Star picks her up and sits her on the edge of the bed
>>82846
Good Night
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82851
82854
>>82849
At least that was a smooth sail, unlike this. I can feel the complaints about the room coming up during the scene. 'Ugh, the bed is made out of boulders or something?' and the like.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82852
82853
>>82850
And now, she gives him a strange look
"Dark Star, is something up?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82853
82855 82857
>>82852
Dark Star kisses her
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82854
82856
>>82851
Oh well. Not all the encounters can be top tier material. Sorry it isn't to your liking.

bdwcn
?
No.82855
82862
[1d20+9 = 22]
>>82853
She pushes back for just a moment.

Sense motive
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82856
82864
>>82854
Let us see what happens, then I'll judge the scene. It's just assumptions that I'm thinking right now from the room comment alone.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82857
>>82853
Remember to pierce the condom, if she makes you put one on.
actually going to bed nao
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82858
82859 82860
So, just thought of a question: which member of the party do you guys consider to be the party leader, if anyone's the leader? I'm thinking Spark's the closest to being leader.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82859
82861
>>82858
I'm the leader.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82860
>>82858
Eh, Dark Star sounds more like the charming leader rather than Spark, but I wouldn't know. It's not clear cut yet. Ash is Iron's focus at the moment though.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82861
>>82859
So you're the danger. The one who knocks.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82862
82863
>>82855
Dark Star is buzzed and wants some fuck
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82863
82866
>>82862
Dark Star hears the word no Stallion ever wants their mare to tell them. Ever.

"Dark Star, why don't you open up to me about your feelings? Something is off"
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82864
82865
>>82856
Looks like you won't have to worry about a sex scene after all.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82865
82880
>>82864
Doesn't matter. Still awkward.
Pvx4Q
?
No.82866
82867 82868 82869 82870 82871
[1d20+7 = 10]
>>82863
"i feel fine."
Bluff
bdwcn
?
No.82867
82868 82869 82870 82871
[1d20+7 = 10]
>>82866
Opposed
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82868
>>82866
>>82867
What are the dice trying to tell us?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82869
82871
174c124e-3df6-48b4-ad13-95d5b3466256.png
>>82866
>>82867

Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82870
>>82867
>>82866
>wormhole opens, revealing another Skies and Star appearing in front of the original duo.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82871
82872
_hmmmmmmmmmmmmm luna.png
>>82869
>>82867
>>82866

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82872
82873
>>82871
I'm'a say Skies wins this one, just 'cause

"Star, what is going on?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82873
82874
>>82872
"i dont know..."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82874
82875
>>82873
"But I know you are uneasy about me"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82875
82876
>>82874
"its just, i see the way you look when i mention foals. Do you not like me?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82876
82877
>>82875
"What? No. I mean, I do. I do like you. It's just that we've known each other for 3 days, and I wasn't expecting to settle down in a family"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82877
82878
>>82876
"i guess.when you put it like that it does sound a little Weird."

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82878
82879
>>82877
She chuckles
"You needed a 'first love,' didn't you?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82879
82881
>>82878
Dark Star looks embarrassed
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82880
82882
>>82865
I'm still not understanding why you are even complaining for.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82881
82883
>>82879
She smiles at him
"You silly Earth Pony. I am a few years older than you. That's alright."
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82882
>>82880
Let's just say it's a empathetic response and leave it at that.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82883
82884
>>82881
"you are actually my first marefriend."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82884
82885
>>82883
"Hehe. So. What makes me the one you want to stay with besides being willing to sleep with you?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82885
82886
>>82884
"Theres too many things to list. but your smile is beautiful. and the way you Kill Communists. are only a couple of things i love about you."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82886
82887
>>82885
In her eyes that range from the blue of the sky to the rich jungles underneath, he can see a special hatred make its way up to the surface
"Oh I have many ways of killing social reformers and Communists. I haven't been able to use it very often, but I cherish every ounce of pain I can give back to them. It's a passion, shall I say"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82887
82888
>>82886
"you are so cool."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82888
82889
>>82887
*pegasus cooing*
she nuzzles him

"I will say that you've been an astonishing success thus far, either through direct action or your team. Killing two special forces advisers and more than a dozen communists besides destroying 1500 rifles. And those books found... Do you know what we could do with those? Interrogation of even the dead. Re-purposing life unworthy of life as attack ghouls. The Duke could live a thousand years and truly replace Celestia." Her eyes are bright "But all of that is speculation, we can't know for a very long while. What I mean is, nice job"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82889
82890
>>82888
Dark Star looks very happy
"well, i couldnt have done any of that without you."
When She mentions what they could do with the books Dark Stars visage turns serious
"Thats all well and good,but some of that stuff could be really dangerous. especially the old ones."
it was the "old ones" that were mentioned in that book right?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82890
82891
>>82889
Within the text of the book they were referred to as "outer ones" in reference to their origin on planes beyond the terrestrial in a more or less Greek-styled heliocentric model of the universe

She rolls her eyes
"Pfft, they are already dealing with things that are very dangerous. I can't say I fully trust those boneheads, but it's in their hooves now"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82891
82892
>>82890
"i know but the Outer ones could wipe all of us out in the blink of an eye."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82892
82893
>>82891
"Outer Ones? Come again?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82893
82894
>>82892
"oh right, that book i was reading earlier today. it recounted a story About a group of unicorns to the north that Found the existence of beings from beyond the moon."
bdwcn
?
No.82894
82895 82896
>>82893
"Typical unicorns. Bothering with things to far away too have any meaning while expecting everypony else to farm or fight for them"
\r
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82895
82897
>>82894
Dark Star laughs
"yea those eggheads cant even resist reading while they make us earth ponies farm."
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.82896
82898
>>82894
Somehow, Blue feels that there's a specific unicorn fighter she knows who would probably either laugh at or object to that statement.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82897
82899
>>82895
She laughs lightly
"Did you say you grew up on a farm?"
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82898
>>82896
"Integration? In my Pegasi brigades? Not likely
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82899
82900
>>82897
"yea, its just outside the city." Dark Star gets a sad expression on his face. "larry had it seized. i think a "family" of ziggers live on it now."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82900
82901
>>82899
"Aww. Fucking socialists, I've seen collectivization. You'll get it back. You'll get it back..."
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82901
82902
>>82900
"i hope theres something left to get back."

Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82902
82903 82904
>>82901
She just looks at him with sadness in her turquoise eyes
"But at least you can go back"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82903
82905
>>82902
Dark Star hugs her tightly
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82904
82905
>>82902
Did Silver get captured by changelings?
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82905
82906 82907
>>82903
She feels soft, and she rubs her head against his neck

*pegasus cooing*

>>82904
Roll a d20
C3j7I
?
No.82906
82908
[1d20 = 14]
>>82905
So that's a yes.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82907
82908
>>82905
"first the changelings then nimbusia."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82908
82909 82912
>>82906
Hmmm

>>82907
"I guess... I guess I may as well make my life here"

>>82906

Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82909
82910
>>82908
I mean, there's nothing either I or Silver can do if he is. It kinda sucks if he is, because I don't see a way for Silver to escape alive, so I might as well put in a big F for Silver.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82910
82911
>>82909
F. He was a good horse
"Even if he was a Celestia worshiping bonehead"

Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82911
82913
>>82910
I'll get to work on a new character sheet. In the mornin'. Either way, I'm tired, so I'm gonna sleep. Goodnight.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82912
82946
>>82908
Dark Stars eyes are shining with an intensity that blue hasnt seen before
"Blue. i promise you, before i leave this planet i will retake Nimbusia."
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82913
>>82911
I'm pretty sure it's an average dream of sorts, or a nightmare by your character's standards.
I wonder how love feeding works.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82915
82916
I'll prod the thread for any activity. Anyone have any guesses on the consequences of giving love to changelings?
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82916
82917 82919 82930
Spoilered
>>82915
Idk, love isn't really a zero-sum game normally: I don't really see how giving love to someone else could be detrimental in the show, but this world is also obviously much more scary than FiM, since it's d&d with gunz.
Idk how Changelings would work though, aside from fan-canons. They clearly have the a Sustenance ability in which they don't need to eat. It's possible that they might be able to recover hit points by feeding.
There's also the option of giving them abilities similar to vampire's or Succubuses: Energy drain:
>Succubus powers, because they're so similar; changeling is a G-rated succubus
https://dnd-wiki.org/wiki/SRD:Succubus
Energy Drain is a really bad news, and it's much more deadly and sinister than the powers of the G-rated changelings in the show.
Another thing to note about Changeling love-feeding is that only Chrysalis expressed the power to grow stronger by recieving love, like when she seduced Shining Armor. No other Changeling has expressed that sort of ability boost. Changeling queens must have some kind of ability or technique in that they're able to siphon love and convert it into power for spellcasting. Perhaps you could relate it to how a Devourer's spell-like abilities are augmented while it's trapping a soul, only the queen instead applies automatic metamagick to the spells she can cast (as if she possessed several metamagick rods). I think other Changelings may restore hit points from love-feeding
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82917
82919
>>82916
Of course, I'm not the one making the rules here. GM will decide how he wants to fluff them in the game.

I'm just meta-shitposting and theorizing out of boredom. Hope we can play today.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82919
>>82917
I'm pretty sure we will. How long we'll play may be the issue here.
>>82916
Sheesh. I hope changelings are not like that. The prospect of dying from just kissing a changeling itself is pretty daunting, since Iron doesn't know that and will try to get into a relationship with a changeling if given the chance. But there is hope since the GM did not place any debuffs to Iron when kissing the dream changeling queen, like suddenly getting weak and falling to the ground or something, but the dream did end when a changeling kissed Star on his dream. OOC I'm spooked.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82920
82921 82922 82925 82931
Well, I'm fairly certain Silver is ded. Or in a position where he'd rather be ded than where he is currently, so thoughts for my next character if I make a new one: I'm thinking Cleric since we don't have a dedicated healer.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82921
82923 82926
>>82920
You aren't dead. Do you hate your character? I actually liked him.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82922
82923 82925
>>82920
Wait, I'm confused, what happened to him?
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82923
82924 82926
>>82921
No, I liked him, I just don't see any way he's going to make it out of where he is now.
>>82922
I'm about 90% sure he got captured by changelings in his sleep.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82924
>>82923
I thought it was that he got captured by changelings in the dream. I'll read over it again.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82925
82927
>>82920
Oh, stop being so dramatic. Changelings don't just kill off ponies for the sake of it. At worst case scenario, you will wake up being transported somewhere, all tied up or something. At best, it's just dreams of bad things again, maybe your wife turns into one mid-dream. There's no way he'd die just because you rolled a joke.
>>82922
He said jokingly 'Hey, was I captured by changelings or something?', which in reply the GM said 'Roll a d20'. He rolled 14, GM goes 'Hmm' and then in spoilers said RIP in pasta when Silver goes sucidial mode again.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82926
>>82921
I like him too.
Also, he has great stats; don't give that up. The rest of us rolled below-average stats (I wish I could have just used point-buy). His stats are good enough to give him the freedom to multiclass as a Fighter/War-Cleric too.
>>82923
Don't go killing him off now. I doubt he would have been attacked when he was at only 5 hp and resting for the next encounter, because 'reasons'. Even if he were captured, Changelings have an incentive to keep him alive; even if that means another sidequest.

It's probably just a nightmare. Everypony has had bad dreams so far, which is probably a testament to Luna being imprisoned.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82927
82928 82929
>>82925
I mean, I'd love to be proven wrong, but I just get the feeling that he's going to be MIA permanently.

To be fair, it's a bit of an exaggeration to say that I don't see a way he could get out of this. I do see a couple ways, but it requires either some super lucky dice rolls on Silver's part or for the rest of the party to drop everything to try to save him, if they ever find out that Silver's been captured.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82928
>>82927
Given that you live in the one place the party can agree to team up at, we will know you aren't there. That's if you really are gone at all.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82929
>>82927
Trust me. GM would never do such a thing without proper foreshadowing of it happening. Specially for a joke.
Anonymous
U0Gp7
?
No.82930
82932 82939 82940 82945
E2EB5CD1-30FB-43BF-849B-321957447471.png
EB8A38FB-DA36-4733-A4EB-88C5136F316B.jpeg
0C536728-D4B4-4496-9A94-A6B97CEFCE9B.jpeg
F7565446-3619-4A87-BD2C-35CAA03D3499.jpeg
A02E32A3-0558-4375-A023-74AA250B266F.jpeg
>>82916
I really don’t understand where you are getting this idea that FiM Changelings are harmless

Whether or not love is a zero sum game, Changelings are definitely creatures that see it that way, which is kind of the whole point of race in the show. They are not simply given love, they take it. When we see Shining Armor in a Canterlot Wedding, he is extremely tired and has severe headaches. He is unable to cast spells. Eventually, he is left unable to do much of anything. He stares forward with a thousand yard stare, he does not seem to notice his wife or sister talking to him, all while he is clearly awake. Of course, this seems to be caused by a mind control spell as well as the feeding, so we can’t say that this is purely the result of feeding, but I cannot see how he is better off than if he had been energy drained. He looks to me like he can neither think nor feel.

In the first comic to feature Changelings, we see them eat and basically destroy a civilization of loving kittens. I’m not sure how this could possibly be interpreted other than deadly. In a later comic, we see more feeding on ponies. They seem to be able to do it voyeuristicly, able to feed off of love that is expressed at something other than the Changeling itself. The feeding has a green energy go from the pony into the Changeling’s mouth, or maybe horn where applicable. It causes the host pony to collapse to the ground. We also see Chrysalis disguise herself as the fiancé of a Pegasus named Orion. When he expresses love towards her, he feeds on his love to the point that it “reduces him to a husk.” He is visibly weakened after this, appearing emaciated and physically aged. Rainbow dash said that he thereafter “flew so high that he became star light.” Both Twilight and Chrysalis say “that isn’t what happened to him,” but the latter says she likes Rainbow Dash’s telling of the story more than the historical fact.

We know from the show that feeding a Changeling can be a asymptomatic. Shining Armor and Cadance openly let a starving drone feed from the love that emanates from their child (this scene kind of bothers me. I can image exposing your neck to a vampire, but offering your child just seems like a risk a parent would not take). The feeding itself is off screen and very loud, I think for comedic effects (a fan comic showing bone-crunching sounds felt appropriate), and does not harm the child in any way at all, not even dampening her mood. We learn after the fact that the experience was more filling for the Changeling than normal feeding, presumably because of the altruism of Cadance and Shining Armor. This implies that the more voluntarily love is expressed towards the Changeling, the more nutritive value it has.
Anonymous
U0Gp7
?
No.82931
203226DB-3FD3-499E-A7F3-465F1157093F.jpeg
>>82920
Now who would have thought taking a nap could be so dangerous?
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82932
82939
>>82930
I'm liking this exposition, GM. Very useful if anyone wants to go for a changeling character, but are you going to use show logic or resort to D&D look-a-likes?
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82933
82934 82936 82937
Anyways, I think I'm gonna play some vidya. Y'all can go ahead and play, as I likely won't get a chance to play today.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82934
82935 82937
>>82933
Won't get a chance because you are busy? Because I am dying to see you get out of this. Because I know you will. Please don't leave because you think it is hopeless.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82935
82938 82942 82963
>>82934
Well, I mean there's not much Silver can do while captured. I'm just looking for something to do to alleviate my boredom.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82936
>>82933
Now what are you talking about? Of course you'll get a chance to play today
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82937
>>82933
I agree with >>82934
If I didn't leave when Iron was pretended to be raped, you won't leave for such a small thing like being captured by some changelings, which I reiterate was caused by a joking remark on your part, and not even a snide or hurtful one at that.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82938
>>82935
IF you are really captured, there is a lot of lore you could learn, potential plans the changelings have, and a way to escape. Because the GM isn't going to lock you away and refuse to let you play.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82939
82941 82942
>>82930
If it's as it was portrayed in the comics, it could just as easily be fluffed as energy-drain then. I condidered mentioning those comics too, but my post was getting long.
Pretty scary though, that's gotta raise their CR quite a bit.
Also, Flurry Heart is a demigod by any other name: she's immune to Energy Drain.
>>82932
If Changelings have anything close to energy-drain, they would have to have a level adjustment of like 4 to 6 points. They already have telekinesis, flight, and disguising abilities. The level adjustment from all of those would make it difficult for them to advance as normal PCs, and most NPCs would be of really low level because they'd count as level 5 or 6 characters at level 1.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82940
82942
>>82930
Also, is that comic worth reading? I haven't actually read very many of the comics. I've only seen some pieces of them.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82941
>>82939
B-but muh changeling character I made.
bdwcn
?
No.82942
82943 82978
ae1.png
>>82935
Goddamn it, no one except for you has said that Silver is captured. Like how is that even possible? How do you meaningfully capture someone in a dream? Stop making things up, you are not GM

>>82939
I'm not giving regular characters or NPCs freaking Succubus kiss. Changeling feeding would be limited to quasi-voluntary interactions to nerf the power

>>82940
I don't know. I've never read it
\r
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82943
>>82942
Oh thank god. Good thing you're here to save the day, GM.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82944
82947
Welp, I'll take a smol nap. Iron will follow Ash anywhere she goes while I'm unresponsive.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82945
>>82930
>Of course, this seems to be caused by a mind control spell as well as the feeding, so we can’t say that this is purely the result of feeding, but I cannot see how he is better off than if he had been energy drained. He looks to me like he can neither think nor feel.
Imo, when I saw him in the show, I thought it was thematically meant to be the symptoms of his subconscious constantly struggling to resist being married off to the Queen of Bitches instead of his true love. It's clear that Chrysalis was taking something from him though, in one way or another.
As for being unable to cast spells, that's a symptom of Nausea. Arcane casters also need 8 hours of uninterrupted beauty sleep to recover spells for the day too, and he was definitely not sleeping well. A creature with negative levels would have still been able to cast spells of its lowest level.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82946
82963
>>82912
Dark Star may be kill, but i'll have her respond nevertheless
She seems to almost resist this
"Dark Star... It's not that simple. I left because of personal reasons, before the Reformists took over"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82947
82948
>>82944
I'll be free for the next hour, although I'm unsure what the party is trying to do next; I had figured we were going to meet at the tavern early next morning to plan, but idk.
Silver and Dark Star are asleep. They'll probably be out until the next morning. I guess I outta have Sister Ash go back and take care of the abbey, maybe try to find some information concerning what those foals look like, so that she can recognize them if she finds them.
Sister Ash cannot recover any of her spells until she prays at sunrise, which is her designated time of preparation; I could change the time, but that would mean losing a whole day of spells. Idk how many spells Spark has left either, but it might be wiser to avoid combat until tomorrow for now.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82948
82949
>>82947
Sister Ash decides she still has some time to squeeze-in a few more hours of community service today, so she returns to the orphanage.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82949
82950
>>82948
Some blocks further to the west of the Cathedral, it is so
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82950
82951
>>82949
Okay.
Assuming that takes about 15 minutes, she goes there directly. Iron said he'd follow, so I guess he does.

*knocks on door*
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82951
82952
>>82950
A sister answers
"Oh, Ash. Welcome back"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82952
82953
>>82951
Sister Ash bows apologetically
"I beg your pardon for disappearing unnannounced." She says
".. I've also manafed to lose my clothes.."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82953
82954 82955
>>82952
She raises an eyebrow
"I shall not ask how a young mare such as yourself managed to do that"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82954
82955 82956
>>82953
She raises a hoof, sheathed in blue flame
"There was a fire..." she says, a bit nervous

Sister Ash spends the next few minutes explaining how she was called to clear the cellar of u dead, and the time she spent at the Cathedral reposing the jars.
Also, Sister Ash is an adult. Druids start at complex age, which means she's at least 18.
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82955
>>82954
>>82953
Nice AND legal
Can't seem to have naps these past few weeks
Iron chuckles. "What a fire it was. Thankfully, no one got hurt."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82956
82957
>>82954
These are nuns circa 1940 we are talking about. Not libertarians who think that anything two+ consenting adults/animals do is acceptable. Not sexual positivist social liberals. Prudish as hell celibate nuns from yesteryear who think that sex out of wedlock is immoral. They don't care if she is 'of legal age,' they care that she is not married. If you want NPCs who won't judge you for extra-marital sex with random guys, join the Social Democrats. Conservative factions have conservative values on sex and liberal factions have liberal values on sex. Shocking I know

This leaves her... stunned, to say the least
"Undead. Right. All in a day's work"
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82957
82958 82959
>>82956
I wasn't referring to legality or anything, I was meaning to say that "young mare" would not be appropriate, because in all likelihood Sister Ash should have been the same age as any of the other nuns. 18 is minumum age for Druids; I haven't rolled her starting age yet because I wasn't sure how to calculate her aging model.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82958
82960
>>82957
>inb4 rolls 50-60 years old
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82959
82960
>>82957
I just assumed she was like 24ish or something. Less than 30. Not really a fair assumption in retrospect, but it is how I envisioned the character
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82960
82961 82962
>>82958
I really would rather not reach middle age until level 12: when I get Timeless Body. Her stats are already below average as is.
>>82959
She's not supposed to be that old at all. Just saying that she's at an adult age. Definitely less than 30; 24ish works.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82961
82962
>>82960
But on that note, she's probably beyond Simple Age, so she can't multiclass into Sorcerer even if I wanted her to.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82962
82965
>>82960
Good to know.
>>82961
So that's why starting age is important, then
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82963
82964
>>82946
"They will be disposed, trust me."
>>82935
you arent captured dude.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82964
82966
>>82963
She looks down on the ground, sad
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82965
82968
>>82962
Different classes start at different ages depending on how much training it takes to enter the class, and it plays into a character's backstory. Barbarians, Rogues and Sorcerers level up by honing their innate talents that they had as children. Fighters, Paladins, Rangers, and Bards picked up their abilities through martial (or musical) training and combat experience; the Bard in particular gaining Bardic Knowledge by traveling to many places and meeting many people. Wizards, Clerics and Monks gain their powers through years of study and training in their designated fields, devoting their lives to their profession. The age category may limit what ways you can multiclass. This is one of the many reasons why hoo-mans are the most flexible at multiclassing, since their lifespans are relatively short and their age categories are close together, so they have a greater degree of multiclassing freedom.

As you pass through Age categories, your physical vital abilities deteriorate, although your mental stats increase in the slightest bit (not by much though). Once you reach old age, the GM secretly rolls your maximum lifespan, and once you reach that age you die. If you die from old age, you cannot be brought back
to life byy any mortal means.
Monks and Druids are two Complex-age classes that still remain heavily dependant on their physical statistics as they level up; luckily for them, they have class features that reduce the penalties from aging.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82966
82967
>>82964
Dark Star hugs her tighter
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82967
82969
>>82966
She is reassured by this
"Thanks"
Iron
41OWR
?
No.82968
82992
>>82965
I see.
Iron leans near Ash and whispers to her. "What are we doing back here again? Any unfinished business here?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82969
82970
>>82967
"you dont have to thank me."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82970
82972
>>82969
"I haven't really had a home or a family for a while now..."
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
Jkdpa
?
No.82971
82973 82992
I'm too hungry to continue stm. Give me a minute to eat.
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82972
82974
>>82970
"its been the same for me. i feel like a stranger when i go into baltimare."
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82973
>>82971
Sure.
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82974
82975
>>82972
"Because of the change?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82975
82976
>>82974
"Because of all the faces i pass on the street. most of them arent ponies. almost everyone i knew before the war is... Gone. i was thinking about...ending it before i applied at the hotel."
Anonymous
bdwcn
?
No.82976
82977
>>82975
*concerned cooing*
"Is it that bad for you? You feel you've lost your home?"
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82977
82984
>>82976
"not just my home, everything my family has ever worked for was seized. and theyre gone too. its very hard at times to keep going." Dark Stars expression changes from sadness to melancholic "we have eachother now, and that makes me happy."
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82978
82979 82984
>>82942
Okay then, let me ask a second time: Has Silver been captured by changelings?
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82979
82980
>>82978
No. It was all a dream, dummy. GM confirmed it.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82980
82981 82982 82983 82984 82993
>>82979
I know it's a dream. I'm asking if it's a dream induced by being captured and stuck into a changeling pod?
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82981
>>82980
Top kek
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82982
>>82980
No. you are probably still in the hotel room.
Iron OOC
41OWR
?
No.82983
>>82980
It's like you want Silver dead or something. Jeez. You are asleep in that tavern room still, maybe having dreams of changelings kidnapping you and maybe your wife or something.
Anonymous
DgXD5
?
No.82984
82985 82986
>>82977
She looks sad, but looks up at him with more warmth. She smiles again, with that smile that is something of her signature. A smile that says “I have something evil planned.”

“Then it sounds like we are united in purpose. Pay unto the ‘reformers’ and ‘progressives’ every ounce of pain they have delivered unto us. With interest. In the meantime, try to make a little home of our own in the Autonomous Zone.“

>>82978
No

>>82980
Jesus Christ, like how would that even be possible?
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
?
No.82985
82988
>>82984
he thinks it was because of the roll
>>82984
Dark Star Smiles happily
"I Couldnt have put it better myself. When's the next election?"
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82986
82987 82988
>>82984
I don't know, I rolled a 4, then you described him viewing a good memory from the third person in weird black and white with sepia tone, and then I never heard anything back after I replied. I figured he feel asleep, some changelings that were tailing him for something or other captured him, took him somewhere for feeding, and stuck him in a changeling pod to siphon off the love he feels from memories of him and Storm Warning together. It didn't help that after I asked the first time you made me roll. I figured if he wasn't you wouldn't have had me do so.
Shimmering Spark
katog
?
No.82987
>>82986
But that is the point. The dream is supposed to be an uncomfortable one. Painful memories were probably going to happen when you rolled the second time. GM probably didn't get around to continuing the dream though.
Anonymous
DgXD5
?
No.82988
82989 83001
>>82985
“Less than a year, assuming there isn’t a forced election before then, and assuming it still pleases the Duke to allow elections”

>>82986
Alright, so let me see if I am understanding this correctly. You believe that Changelings have been watching and take a special interest in this old guy, and they followed him to a bar in the middle of a city. They then decided to move on when he was taking an afternoon nap, invade his room, knock him unconscious, drag him out of the room, drag him outside of the tavern - all in broad daylight - and then transport this unconscious pony all the way to where ever they apparently have long term storage. They do all of this when the closest Changeling controlled land is at least 400 miles away by air or land and 600 miles by sea, and the Changelings have 30 million pony and 10 million reindeer subjects they could eat instead. They decide to Shanghai a guy that way rather than having a disguised Changeling ask younger stallions with more vitality to sign up for a ship’s crew, or send out a Changeling disguised as a mare who charms a young and not-68 year old stallion into coming back with her to a bar that is secretly owned by changelings, drugs him, and then asks him to come to a “back room.” Indeed, they choose to take silver During the daytime when if they wanted him specifically they could wait until night, so they would have cover of darkness, and dragging an unconscious stallion through the streets would look like just helping a passed out drunk friend.

Am I understand you correctly?
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82989
82990
>>82988
Well, I don't have anything else to go by considering I didn't hear a peep from you after I replied. Yes, I get it, it sounds fucking ridiculous. But I have nothing else, because I'm not the GM and I have absolutely no idea what your plans were or what you were going to do.
Anonymous
DgXD5
?
No.82990
82991
>>82989
First off, if you replied I must have either missed it in the stream of posts or put a pin in it thinking I would get back to it when whatever problem I had with my thought process was resolved, and then forgot about it. I did have something planned for Silver, but it would have been a set of images tailored to Silver’s particular concerns, interests, and fears, rather than a simple “YOU’RE FUCKING MINE NOW.” It would have had changelings as minor features in the background. It would not have focused on them, nor would Changeling involvement have been anywhere near as extensive or as intimate as it was with either Dark Star or Iron’s dream. They would not have been the centerpiece.

Let’s skip it, and say that Silver wakes up more or less refreshed
Silver
C3j7I
?
No.82991
82998
>>82990
Sounds good enough for me.
With a groan, Silver rolls out of bed. One of his eyes pops open as he checks what time it is.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82992
82998
>>82968
>>82971
>Said a minute.
>Took two hours
Sorry...

"Last thing I remember after I was sweeping the porch, I was being loaded into one of those infernal smog machines." Sister Ash replies
"I wanted to come back to show them I hadn't died, since I left without a word."
She once again ties back her mane into a bun.
"We won't be meeting the other until the evening. In the meantime, I would like to get some work done around here, and get s better description of the foals still missing." She continues
"I'm not even sure what exactly they look like; I think it would be helpful if I brought back a picture." she says.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
7aT9u
?
No.82993
82994
>>82980
Come on, m8.
I'm not saying you should assume your character will never die, but you've been acting like you expect the worst at every moment.
I think you can trust the GM to accurrately describe/foreshadow any given event that's has a high chance of killing/capturing/incapacitating your character: If he's actually fucked, it will be a lot more clear than this.
Silver (OOC)
C3j7I
?
No.82994
82995
>>82993
Of course I expect the worst at every moment. I'm not good at this like all of you guys are.

Anyways, it's all done and over with, so let's just move on.
Shimmering Spark
katog
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>>82994
You are in the same boat as me. Don't worry. Everything they said went right over my head when I first tried to play and most still does but it will be fine. Any situation is not made so you lose it in on roll anyway. The GM wants you to have fun even in desperate situations.
Druid Dragon-Lion-Deer-Horse
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No.82996
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>Dark Star when he agreed to box Iron
Anonymous
Pvx4Q
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>>82995
this.
Anonymous
DgXD5
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>>82992
She hands over images of the foals, mostly colts, who include a red earth pony and a black unicorn
“These are photographs of the foals we took upon their arrival at the orphanage. They may varry from how they look now...”

>>82991
Silver could invest in a watch or clock
Anonymous
DgXD5
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No.82999
>>82997
Boop
Anonymous
DgXD5
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>>82997
Also, Blue responded in >>82988