Ash and Iron seem to want to head out from the abbey. Dark Star was having a conversation with the rescued foals after doing community service. Silver is having a surprisingly friendly conversation with Blue Skies about politics. Spark is babysitting and Brie is supposed to be doing the same. Onyx is sleeping.
>>89111>Silver is having a surprisingly friendly conversation with Blue Skies about politics.
Who knew that hating Commies could bring the bitterest of ideological enemies together?
As blue Skies is laying down, Silver must lean further forward to feel her sides. If he places his hooves on her sides between her hips and her ribs, what he feels is soft and squishy. Directly touching the sides of her chest is possible only with her wings spread wide and forward. This part of her is bony, with less muscle or fat than on her hips.
Blue Skies looks back at Silver as she answers.
“Stalingrad has nothing to fear in that penal colony of the old Empire. They can barely keep their government together. They are in no position to be a threat. As for that ‘Tsar’... well, we’ll see who wants to claim these ancient pony lands. Whether it’s the Duke looking for old pony territories, the Archon looking to reclaim the Empire’s colony, or Chrysalis claiming more Liebesraum”
>>89116He's still alive, last I checked.
>>89117Do you think it was that poster with a different ID last thread recently?
Silver rubs, presses, and kneads between her hips and her ribs. Internally, he chuckles at the fairly provocative position they must be in right now. "He most certainly would want to reclaim North for Severyana, but whether he can or not is up for debate. He is old, older than I am even if it is only by few years. His Tsarist faction, now transformed into Severyanan Traditional Monarchist Party, has been all but locked out of Stalliongrad's government, with less representation than even Star Children Party, and public shows of support for his party have been outlawed. I have heard rumor Peter himself has been imprisoned on Azkaban island, north of Griffish Isles, and there is also rumor his son, Peter V, who is only other potential leader for party, has been outcast from Stalliongrad, and is currently living in city of Novoczernuszsk, which Black Hooves now control I think."
Blue Skies purrs softly and looks back at Silver, with a somewhat warm smile.
“Even in exile a claimant to rule can be dangerous. Perhaps especially in exile. But I think any chance of him regaining that throne is unlikely.”
He smiles back. His voice takes on a dramatic, almost patriotic tone that Blue hasn't heard before, adding a slight flourish to his words. "One can hope. Among mountain of rumors surrounding Stalliongrad, there is one that fills me with hope for my former Motherland's future. During famines that caused Communists to rise up in Severyana, there was resistance. Loyalists, those remained after Equestria was unable to provide relief, joined up with Tsarists in St. Petershoof, and united under one banner, with one purpose: to eradicate Communism and see their Motherland's glory restored. They called it 'The White Army of Severyana'. And during Severyanan Civil War, they fought, and they fought well. Even as their supplies ran out, and Reds stormed their lines, pushed into St. Petershoof itself, they fought. They fought to their last, and proved to world that Communism would not run unopposed. But that was not end for them. Even now, many ponies in Stalliongrad speak in hushed tones and whispers about standing up to the Supreme Soviet. Farmers, former militia ponies, and citizens of all stripes who have been blighted by Communists and their collectivization, or who fear them pushing into Southern Severyana, all speak with one voice the call of the faithful, the loyal, the resistant:
"'The White Army of Severyana lives'."
Is it plausible for Sister Ash and Iron to go on ahead for now?
I think so. Ash should approach Iron, since he's playing a spooky statue still, and relinquish his 'curse'.And suffer a boop.
Sister Ash finishes gathering everything she thinks she needs for the trip (a few scraps of cloth, and a random stick), calls Caleb, and goes to greet Iron at the entrance of the abbey.
"Are you ready to go?" She asks, after approaching him.
[1d20+11 = 23]>>89126
Iron boops Ash's snout, not wanting to break character in front of the foals peeking.
>>89127Do you remember the addresses of those mademares?
She continues smiling, but there is something different about her smile now. Something more... her
. Then she laughs, but there is something devious
“Were it so easy. The those Markists have no respect for history, for culture, or for the natural hierarchy. But they have succeeded in one task. They have turned a nation of ponies away from their free and natural state and into an orderly hive. A hive built for war. A hive of factory workers and drones who fight. When they fight, it is in great steel swarms of metal and magic. They will not be defeated easily by anyone.”
And then she adds
“But the ‘White Army’ is not the only claimant of north Severyana.”>>89129
Do you remember the descriptions of the foals?
Iron chuckles a bit at his successful boop. "Sorry, I was acting like a scary booping statue for some of the foals." Iron clears his throat. "Thank you, valerous mare, for freeing me from my curse!" He hollers, making it up so as to not break character with the foals "My life is yours to command!" >>89129I don't. Did the GM even name where they live?
He sighs. "No, they are not. And I know it will not be easy feat. But it is possible. Not every citizen supports them, especially farmers and laborers who still make up majority of lower class in Stalliongrad. And their new Secretary General, Vasily Pantsushenko, has not yet dealt with famine adequately, and it is causing dissatisfaction among workers and craftsponies. She's been more worried with building grand monuments and palaces for her party, while also trying to deal with subversive elements within it. It is getting to point where all it would take is single spark to set fire to whole corrupted mess that is their republic."
To be honest, I don't recall their colors. I should gave written it down.. I just know they both have their cutie marks.
Sister Ash has both of their pictures though, and she's personally seen Ollie.
I can’t look it up myself until I get back to a laptop>>89132
And now, she looks back at Silver head tilted slightly, with a definite confused expression
“You don’t understand, do you? Well, I will say this. Whatever internal problems Stalliongrad has - whatever food shortages, whatever worker disatisfaction - will soon enough be swept away from their minds. A fire is indeed coming, but it is a fire from without. A great conflagration from the West will soon engulf them”
"Oh, I know that. Odds are, however, Chrysalis will wait to deal with Stalliongrad until after she has finished with Equestria. They are still stronger, more concentrated force than New Mareland's forces in Equestria. She will want to attack them at full strength, when she has no other distractions."
I'm trying to search it, but I'm not sure what words to search.
If the gangsters told Ash about who are missing and their coat and mane colors, then search for 'Comte Burgher'. If not, search for 'Marey' or any other nuns.
Her smile is now definitely devious
“Whatever happened to what you said last night? This whole grand idea of speaking to hungry swarms like they were friendly neighbors? Have you no faith in the power of secret diplomacy?”
No. Sister Ash got the descriptions of the foals from photographs in the abbey.
Willowbrooks was the first Mademares, at the East Sixth.
The second was Saintgallop, at Westhaven.
Oh. Well that's the addresses down. Did you find the foal descriptions?
The look on Silver's face suggests he's not very appreciative of that smile. "Just because I do not think like Dark Star does in that all changelings are guilty of crime of existing, does not mean that I think highly of all
changelings. You and I both know Chrysalis will not stop at just Western Equestria, and I do not believe any amount of 'secret diplomacy' will change that. She does not seek diplomacy. She seeks dominance."
It's kind of difficult to backread with the thread sizes..
I know. It takes a while to load.
Appreciated or not, it’s there. Bright and big
“No. She will not. But that isn’t the question now is it? The question is who’s next
Alright, one was a filly with Sun Rays,the other was a colt with Dumbells. I know that there was a red Earth Pony, and a Black Unicorn.
The one who was picked up by the Manhattan couple was a blankflank. I don't think that one was ever described.
Roger that. Be sure to command Iron to follow you when you're ready to move out. I believe we may have to hoof-fight. He does have some tidbits of info that could help sway one or both the mademares to release the assigned foals, but first I should confirm if Cauldron actually told Iron about the stallion's interest.
Only 4 missing foals left...
Idk which is closer, so we may as well start With Willowbrooks on the East side.
Alright. We shall go there.
Iron awaits Ash's command.
"Chrysalis's relationship with Griffonian Empire is well established, and it is known Empire wants to retake their lost colony, so I do not believe she will try for Nova Griffonia. Stalliongrad would put up fiercest resistance out of all options, so I do not believe she will try to conquer them just yet. She could try for Polar Bear Communities and Kingdom of Pingland, but outside of some meager resources, there's nothing that conquering them would provide to Hegemony. All that is left is Eastern Equestria, and it is very
enticing prospect for Chrysalis. There are plenty of resources, plenty of ponies to use as food, and it is barely defended."
"Let's head to the East Sixth." Sister Ash says, getting up.
Iron nods. "I will follow."
Iron has begun following Ash, making sure his armor and shield are properly equipped, including his leather belt under his armor.
With him, Sister Ash sets off on course to the East Sixth.
>>89146Are those the descriptions of the two foals with the made mares, or of the other two foals besides those two and Comte’s two in the set of six?>>89150
“New Mareland has one thing going for it that none of the other states have going for it. An ocean. An ocean, and a navy defending it. Yes, invading West Equestria right now - and all of this is assuming Chrysalis chooses to knock down the front door rather than quietly open a rear window - will be as simple as driving a tank from the border to the sea. So what? They won’t have defeated New Mareland. Their core territories are overseas, as are their main supplies of most resources save rubber. And if Chrysalis tried to invade Stalliongrad after invading East Equestria, she’ll find not only the tanks and infantry of Stalliongrad staring back at her, but the entire New Mareland Army right above them in grand flights of Pegasi and dive bombers, and behind them in formations of artillery”
I can't remember what Ollie looked like.
I don't recall what the "adopted" foal looked like. I don't think a specific description was given.
Two of the foals had cutie marks, iirc. I think the rest were blank flanks.
Idk who those descriptions referred to, there was very little to go by in the post.
Compt's foals were two colts, White and Green.
Right now, I'm looking for:
The two foals picked up by the mademares.
The foal who was allegedly adopted.
Unless I've missed one...
"Even excusing that New Mareland's navy just got pummeled, and that Chrysalis's own navy has gotten considerably stronger in past months, there is one thing you are forgetting: there is force in Griffonia that is stronger than New Mareland. And they are friendly with Chrysalis."
If I wasn't mistaken, the foals taken by the mademares we're the two who had Cutie Marks, meaning there was a filly with Sun rats and a Colt with Dumbells among them.
If we count Comte's foals, then it would be six. I think you're right.
Then repost exactly what was said in the post>>89158
“Have I forgotten? How could any
pony of the East ever
forget? No, they are still occupied by the Iconoclasts and the “harmonists.” And however cuddly you think Chrysalis is to them, there is nothing she could give them that equals the raw boots on the ground that New Mareland provides against their enemies.”
She moves her head to her shoulder, in what seems to be a faux endearing display
“It isn’t called ‘The Tripple Alliance’ for nothing”>>89159
I know they had cutie marks. I am asking if the black unicorn and the red earth pony are those two pony or a separate two
I'm trying. My phone crashes when I try to open the thread.
Silver flashes Blue's trademark grin right back at her. "Well, there is fact that Chrysalis has not conquered numerous Griffon nations in past decade, Griffon nations that Griffonian Empire had machinations of reclaiming. And there is fact that Griffonian Empire still benefits directly from Changeling Panzer designs. And that Changeling Hegemony poses less of threat to Griffonian interests than New Mareland does..."
My phone keeps crashing when I try to look at this thread,but idk if there was anything linking the two clues.
I'll take a look on the laptop.It's chugging hard
She rolls her eyes, then looks ahead and pulls her great outstretched wings back to her side
"There is more to be said about which nations New Mareland has colonized and their relation to the Empire, or exactly how happy the Archon is with the prospect of Changelings gaining a foothold on Griffonia should they conquer New Mareland after conquering an entire continent. But really now, what would be the point in saying it?">>89167
Let that be a lesson about why you should stop spamming the threads by constantly replying to your own posts. If you have anything to say to anyone, reply to that
person, so they actually know you are talking to them and can sort out the posts among the literal thousands in threads. If you don't have anything to say to anyone and just want to talk to yourself, then don't bother posting. All of us have laptops and phones that crash when we try to open large threads. All of us have difficulty backreading. So don't make it any harder than it needs to be
I don't think there was any concrete description there.>>89169
How many posts per thread would you prefer?
"Oh, I imagine they already have their own 'secret diplomacy' between each other about avoiding such possibilities, should they kick New Mareland out of this Triple Alliance and decide to turn on them." He stands up to stretch out his limbs. "In either case, I am not sure how much more massaged your body can get."
She stands up rather quickly, and walks to the door, opening it for him. She does not
look more relaxed than when she came in.
You're right. The pics only say there's three blankflanks and the two cutie marks you described. No mention that the cutie marked foals are the ones being trianed by gang members.
"Thank you for seeing me, Blue. It has been nice talking with you." He trots out the open door.
She says nothing. The door to the left, the door he came in, is closed
He goes to leave through this door.
>>89175I think you offended her.Or she's trying to act professional, not sureOr trying not to spark rumors of her bedding an old stallion while in a relationship with Star
The door is unlocked and opens, but when he does so, a guard on the other side immediately asks "Who are you?"
>>89178Either Silver offended her, or she doesn't like the thought that the Griffonian Empire and the Changeling Hegemony could both turn on New Mareland at the same time, which could have also offended her.>>89179
"Silver Sword. I was let in here by Blue Skies." He points to the room he just came out of.
The question is whether or not the Red Earth Pony and The White Unicorn were the ponies with the Cutie Marks that were sent to the mademares.
The colts we brought back from Burger were a White Earth Pony and a Green Unicorn, who lacked cutie marks: White Orchid and Mint Marine.
If there were three blankflanks, that means that we've found two of them, so there's only one blankflank left, and two with Cutie Marks. Of the two with Cutie Marks, there were was a Filly with Sun Rays and a Colt with dumbells.
>>89181Computer crashed for some reason, so I'll phonepost for a bit to ease its burden.
Ah, so it's proven that at least one of the foals has to have a cutie mark. Got it.
He squints his eyes, and looks back with a look somewhere between uncertainty, disgust, and judgement
"Alright... I guess you are not a detainee, or at least not anymore. You may go.">>89181
I know enough
He nods at the guard. "Thank you. Have good day." He makes his way past the guard, back outside the building through the way he came in.
And thus he leaves the snake pit
By the by, link your movements to the GM.
I'm going to have to leave to eat dinner some time soon though.
>>89189We should discuss our plan of action.
As he follows Ash towards the East Sixth, he spaks up. "Do you have any plan on how to deal with the mademares?"
Sister Ash is silent for a few moments before she responds.
"... To ask them nicely if I can see the foals.."
Iron nods. "I suppose it is a better plan than just punching everypony." He pokes his chin. "This first pony is a mare, right?"Phoneposting after this post.
"Perhaps, judging by he name.." she says, a bit unsure
"I want to see what's happened to him.
"If she is, then you can use her bar as an advantage. We could either cause some damage to it or try to improve the business she has. I am not sure how we would do the latter."
"It would be preferable not to make a scene. I'll do whatever feels necessary though."
Alright, I know I shouldn't comment on player/character choices, but I will admit that the Silver-Blue Skies scene didn't end in a way that felt satisfying
As it started on Tuesday, I thought that it would be a great exploration of Blue's secret admiration of Silver's philosophy of being kind and doing good to those you have previously received only evil from, in the hopes that they too may learn to be good. And in kind, of Silver's desire to make peace with old enemies from the war, and Silver seeing his old Highwaymare in Blue Skies and possibly falling in love with her. I thought there would be a test of how far Skies was willing to go with Silver. Instead, we got a conservation about a geopolitical situation neither would have first hand knowledge of which became an argument after Blue Skies basically told Silver that her country was intending to use his old homeland as a steak to distract a hunting predator, and Silver in turn restarted the argument that's been had twice before where he tells Blue Skies why he thinks her government is too weak to meaningfully resist the Changelings. So I figured that she would just show him the door when it became obvious that he didn't want to be persuaded, but rather belittle the government she works for. Maybe I should have had her make a sarcastic remark, but it would have ended the same. And the massage was neither him wanting to touch her nor him testing her, but repaying what she did for him the day before.
I feel like this would have gone differently if I could have stayed up on Tuesday, but I thought that I may have had stuff to do in the morning, so I went to sleep
I don't think Dark Star's player is returning for a while. This is probably the last time we will see Blue Skies for a long time
Again, I don't want to influence player choices, because you can do what you want to. I just wanted to express my feelings
>>89199Understandable. I had a feeling she was testing Silver on some level from how physical the two were being.
>>89199Gee, I'm not really sure how to respond to that...Skies isn't a bad character, btw, despite my character not always getting along with her (for her own, in-character reasons).Also, if you had a path you wanted my character to follow, I wouldn't be unwilling to try to play the role in my own way. I can be an actor as much as a player, so I don't mind if you wanna influence my character to a slight degree.
>>89202I do agree with this. You don't have to be scared of limiting players' freedom to tell the story you want.
>>89203 I wouldn't put it as 'limiting character's freedoms', but moreso 'quest giving'. If there's a role you want me to play in the story, I'll steer my character towards developing that role.
After all, PCs are effectively protagonists.
>>89204I'm pretty sure at this point, it's too late to place limitations on character creation since we're already somewhat fleshed characters that now need to be motivated through their own likes and dislikes.I suppose Iron can do that too.Or, you know, make Iron jump off a cliff and start fresh with that unicorn/pegasus bard I keep talking about.
>>89205Nah, Sister Ash has plenty of room to change. I actually devised a flow-chart like system to figure out what different paths she can take as a hero. The only question to how she'd mature depends on what the long-term goals of the party outta be. So far, I've focused on developing her as a kind and charitable character, to flesh-creatures alignment as a neutral good ascetic. I was hoping to do some stuff that could make her stand out as a nature-worshipper too, sometime.Characters can always change. That's what character development is. Goals, experiences, and comradery are all good ways to Stoke character development.
Besides, Sister Ash might eventually have to drop the ascetiscism gig, since she currently has an AC of just 10...
>>89206>only 10 AC
*insert pledge to protect meme*I sure hope Iron can manage. He is kind of a stubborn pony that only respects a good hoof or fist fight first, then words.
>>89207Well, Sister Ash is similar, in her own way.
Iron doesn’t have
to follow Ash around like a lost puppy
He's a puppy with a purpose to protecc, like Caleb.Aside from that, he did promise to help her all the way. Tell you what. I'll go back to Cauldron for some work after helping Ash on her sidequest. Sound good?That is if this doesn't go to shit and the bar isn't destroyed or the mademares killed or otherwise wishing for vengeance. If that's the case, maybe he can act like a merc for Black Hooves. All of this after fullfilling his promise.
>>89211It's very much appreciated.
>>89212I don't think he's doing a lot. At least not yet. He's more of a contingency plan of sorts. If the baddies want combat, they'll get combat kind of deal. Apart from that, he's just along for the ride.
Do we have time to play tonight?
With just Iron and Ash?
Well, idk if anyone else is here..
>>89216I think he's implying we're going to desync again like the cannery job.
AY! The mango-fueled bat is bacc!
Again, if only you knew. So where are we at, and who's feeling daring?
Iron, Ash and you. GM is so-so, maybe phoneposting. Spark is nowhere to be seen.
Last I recall, Brie stepped out. At least I think. Spark has been babysitting the ersatz foals, who promptly started fighting each other. Silver was being nice to Blue Skies at headquarters until he wasn't, he's probably coming back now
Also, Silver and GM did an oopsie on their character exploration, so Skies is going to be absent for some time.
The last thing Brie explicitly did was to rest for a journey with Wesley adorably snuggling under his wing.
>>89224>>89225Jesus Christ, are you multiRPing or something?
Well, now you've unlocked 'Interacting with Spark and the two foals' option. Brie can wake up to see Spark trying to acheive peace while Kerr and Wesley who is assumed to have since gone away from his conforting bat wing
are having a friendly scuffle.Colts will be colts, after all.
D'aww, well Wesley was fighting with Kerr, though he probably wouldn't have if he had a pony to parasitize on
So, were we supposed to meet up with any of the others, cuz I kind of thought we were going to see the mademares solo.
We can do that to get Spark's above average diplomacy and bluff skills.
>>89228And I'd like to have this figured out sooner than later, because it's getting late, and I don't have the Constitution to stay up until 2am
Brie is a sociopath, no lovings to nom on.
I don't think I have any diplomacy. I think that was all Dark Star.
Does he even have diplomacy as a class skill?I do, but no skill points to allocate...
Oh. Well, I suppose bluff can be useful?
Well, do we go to get Spark or not? I thought he was busy with the changelings.
Right, he is busy with those foals. I suppose if Spark really wants to come OOC, then we could leave Silver as their guardian, unless we can get an NPC to care for changeling foals out of everything.
Hey, Spark, do you want to come or babysit the bug bois some more?
Hmm... I would like to come to reduce the chances of the place burning down, but I should stay with the changelings until they are sent away.
I'm still going to miss them.
We're getting you.
Alright, Sister Ash and Iron detour to go get Spark.
Brie, can you stay with the bug bois for a bit longer?
"Yeah, they're fine with me"
>>89242Oh whoops, sorry. We weren't there yet. Keep that answer for later.
>>89239>>89227Just in case you needed to link it.Calling you out, Ashy.
>>89244Wait, what? Now I'm confused...
>>89245Remember the whole 'link to the people the post is for' lesson?
>>89246I'm sorry, m8.. I'm nearly passed out and my attention span is thinking..
>>89247I think the GM's on the same vein, actually.>>89242>>89240
You two, do you think you can be available on day hours like 12 to 3 or 4 PM? Silver and GM will probably be at the same schedule.
Tomorrow is the Superbowl. Burgers may be busy footballing.
I think we should consider this an end unless the GM props up your prompt of going to the tavern in about half an hour.
I make no promises
I should be more often like that now. My schedule kind of went crazy for a couple of weeks, but it is stabilizing now.
Alrighty. Good to know.
Alright. I'm sleeping now.
I'll follow your example by going to bed too.>>89252>>89251
I hope I can see you two at the hours I mentioned, as well as the GM and Silver.Maybe it's a bit too early. I am basing myself upon ART, not your usual timeframe. If you want to compare your times, I'm nodding off at 3:25 AM today.
Not sure what I could really add about the whole encounter between Silver and Blue. They were having a fun time together, Silver repaying Blue's kindness from before, chatting about things, and then an argument happened. I guess I could say I also think the ending was dissatisfactory, and that it's not at all the way I would've liked it to end, but that's just how it went down, I suppose. I could add that Silver would be more than willing to make things up with Blue, if she would even speak with him at this point. Other than that, I guess I'll have to live with it.
Of course, a lack of Dark Star and Blue Skies kinda throws a couple wrenches into things, going on from here. Dark Star was a bit like the de facto leader of the group because of his connections and diplomatic skill, and his presence will be sorely missed by everyone. And Silver still has a small quest from Blue that he still needs to finish, or needed to finish but can't anymore. Blue Skies was the group's connection into the Black Hooves, and besides the Black Hooves, there's only one other faction in the city that the group knows how to contact, that being the Waterfront Gang. Most of the group would be hesitant to meet up with the Communists. And there's a distinct lack of Harmonists in the city.
>>89257So we gangsta now?
>>89258Unless something pops up, maybe. It depends on if Iron has connections with a section of the Waterfront Gang that is at least semi morally-agreeable to most of the gang.
>>89259I think Cauldron is a good zebra. Maybe a bit specist from her painting of zebras dominating ponies, or maybe it's her father who fought against poners.As a sidenote to your concerns, there's always going in like Dark Star did, just asking to join the faction all willy-nilly. They're a big organization, so there's a lot of ponies inside the faction to ask for jobs and gain renown.
>>89257I was actually hoping to fill the niche of the diplomat, tbh. Diplomacy is a class skill for Druids so she wouldn't have to spend double ranks to increase it, and it's part of why I was playing a pacifist.
Although, she doesn't actually have those skills yet; I was going to give her sheet and overhaul after her first level-up, when it'starts decided whether or not she'll be able to do this Asceticism thing. After that, i'll reflux her skill set.
As for connections to the Blackhooves and the waterfront gang, it would depend on what the party (and more importantly, GM) want to do as the main question going forward. Connections could be reestablished, if PCs proactively tried.
As things stand, the party doesn't have a common goal, whichis why we've had some much trouble sticking together. The party needs to get together and discuss what they want in life, so that they can all head off on a joined adventure.
Sister Ash came to Equestria as a religiosity pilgrimage, to study eldritch and magical places in pursuit of advancing her own powers and becoming closers to nature; as well as to observe the role that ponies play as caretakers of nature. Everfree would be something like a mecca to her, but she would follow the party to any remote forest/cavern/dungeon so long as there was magic/nature/clergy that she could learn from; while everypony else hunts for treasure and plot development.
That makes three people. Who else will come in at this hour? Will it be the elusive Brie, or the reserved Spark? Will the edgy satyr Dark Star appear just like a wizard, just in time? Will the GM capitalize on the appearances of all players at this hour or real life has tied him up and taken him as a hostage?
No one shall ever know.
Brie has a plan. I'm not telling you what it is cuz that would be meta
That makes four.Of course the rogue has to keep his plans secret. Typical rogue stuff.
>>89260>cauldron is speciest
Disappointing, but it makes me wonder what exactly I was hoping for
I thought with that painting the restaurant had, there's a little possibility. It could be his father though. Or its just a battle his father had long ago. Who knows, really? Never really asked Cauldron or any of her brothers and sisters.
The painting was intended to be a depiction of sort of ponified Battle of Isandlwana, which if you’ll recall was a battle where Zulu warriors defeated a contingent of British infantry. Essentially it would have represented a Zebrican accomplishment and be a sort of symbol of Zebrican pride
Ah, that's new to me. A cool reference. Sorry if I didn't get it before.
Iron never really commented on it, it was just OOC suspicions.
Actually, its cuz OOC discussions about what the player's character is going to do, wants, or plans is meta in the extreme
It'd be nice for characters to talk about what they want though, so they can cooperate.
We could if we were able to transport ourselves to that tavern and meet up with Spark and Brie.Maybe Silver, if he is able to reach the tavern at the same time.I want to aggressively hug Kerr again.
This. Brie hasn't moved since the last mission.
I'm not entirely sure how the argument is supposed to go down. This is at least the third time its happened
"Your country is too weak to defeat the Changelings!"
"No it isn't"
"Okay. Fine then. Tell me how you will defeat the Changelings with no way to stall for time, no army, no navy, no airforce, and nowhere to run"
"I won't. All hope is lost"
"Okay. Then go be a feeding thrall"
"Well maybe I will!"
"There's a corner for you to sit and wait"
>>89281That's kinda funny.
If you're up for it, Iron and Ash are going to the tavern to fetch Spark. We could have some PC discussion time while we wait for Silver to arrive.>>89280>>89278
Are you guys also up for it or is real life blocking your attempts?
Well, let's do that then. I wanna get this side quest finished.>>89282
I don't have anything to do at this very moment.
So, Iron and Sister Ash are going to meet the rest of the party at the tavern, right?
They go straight there then.
>>89284Remember to link your post to the GM.
It is so. Basically no one is there
"It is rather empty for a tavern. Maybe ponies only go here at night?" Iron scratches his helment, then shakes his head. "Nevermind. Follow me, I know where Spark might be." He proceeds to go upstairs, motioning Ash to follow.
",You think they're here?"
Sister Ash follows him, up the stairs, gripping the sides of her shawl to avoid tripping.
Who was going to come find the foals?
"At least one of them should be in his room due to our mission last night." Iron proceeds to walk towards Silver's room. "You shall see when I open the door.">>89287>>89252>>89280
The ponies inside Silver's room can hear a strong knock on the door, asking to come in.
Of course I'm here. GM is here too. Brie might still be here. Spark and Silver are unknown variables.
"It couldn't hurt to look." Sister Ash replies>>89287
Is Caleb allowed inside the tavern?
If not, he knows the 'Stay' command, so he can wait outside.
I’m back. Sorry for the wait.>>89291
I go to the door and open it slightly to see who is there.
He can see a wolf-head, armor wearing Earth Pony with a shield equipped. "Hello Spark. How are the foals doing?"
“A bit on the restless side, but fine.”
I open the door to let you in.
"Good morning, Mr. Spark" Sister Ash says, with another of her routine, Oriental bows
Iron takes the invitation, letting himself in.>>89297
"Be prepared to see some of the strangest foals yet." He motions Ash to follow him inside.
“Good morning. Are the other goals we rescued doing ok?”
"I already saw them." She replies>>89299
"No." She says, flatly
".. but they may recover.."
A light grey Pegasus colt with dark grey mane walks up to Ash
"Oh. I suppose it was obvious since you were there with them." Iron proceeds to sit in a corner, unsure if the foals are now going to cower under the bed due to his different appearance.
It looks as though the corner to the left, furthest away from the door has already been claimed by a small blue unicorn
“We really need to find the other ones that are still missing before they are beyond recovery. For now though, Silver has left to find out the best course of action to return these little ones home. Hopefully he will be back soon.”>>89302
“Any idea on where we begin to look for the other foals?”
"Hello." She says
The colt does not speak, but sits down in front of Ash, sort of wagging his tail, although his position sitting on the ground makes that difficult
"Hello." She says
"Yes, actually. We were going to pay a visit to one of the mademares. Somepony at East Sixth named Willowbrooks. I was hoping you would be able to come with us, but you seem to be busy for now." He waves his hoof. "We can wait here until he comes back." He smiles mischeivously.>>89303Cute ICE pony. I think it's ICE pony.
Iron decides to test this unicorn's courage. He slowly walks towards the foal himself for a staredown.
This foal looks determined. He is not
giving up his spot
"There are four left. Two of them were sent off to the leaders of the low-lives who kidnapped them. One was supposedly adopted for an absurd amount of money. And one was spotted near the soup kitchen.."
Iron now stands right in front of him. He lets his shield fall down to the floor next to him, obviously away from the brave unicorn foal so that it doesn't fall on him.
>>89310Rather r00d to keep a bug boi waiting, Ash
"Yes. I would like to visit them both before the day's end though. There really isn't any time to spare."
"Understandable." He nods. "The moment Silver comes, we can leave with Spark." He wonders if a certain bat would be here still.
Silver, exactly? Did he say he was coming back here?"
"I think Spark said as much before, if I am not mistaken." He does not change position from his staring down at the unicorn colt.
Sorry, was doin' stuff, catching up now
Iron is staring down Kerr for some reason>>89316>>89311
The foal does not move nor blink. It's almost like he's accustomed to not needing to blink
>>89312I don't really like vampires, tbh..
Brie looks up at Iron, then at Kerr. "What's eatin' you Iron?"
Iron smiles from under his helmet, patting him on the head. Such a brave little colt he is.>>89320
"Awww come on, it was funny. You know, changelings, eating,..."
Onyx decides he actually has to wake up for once.
He looks like he resents being pat>>89319
Think of them as Incubi then, just not necessarily sexual
>>89326>The legend never dies
Not true, I'm just really good and coming back
He wakes up to see a dog in front of him, staring at the pretzels on the countertop.>>89325That's kind of worse, tbh..
He cocks his head a bit, not knowing how to respond.>>89325
"Sorry." Iron chuckles. He picks him up for a hug.>>89323>>89328
"Anyways, we were planning on taking Spark away for the day. Do you think you can stay here and take care of these little rascals until Silver arrives?"
Onyx looks around for the dog's owner
"Fine by me, I've still got some thinking to do." Brie says, stretching his arms and wings in a single motion.
He seems resistant. Then not resistant. Then very cold and almost holding a static charge>>89328Why is Incubi worse? It's only sexual if you want it to be
The dog appears to be alone, sitting patiently.>>89329
Sister Ash nods in agreement.
>>89332Incubi are literal demons who manipulate people to leech off of their lifeforce.
Iron does a little nuzzling as an added bonus.>>89333>>89331
"Alright then. Give me a second." He appears to be nuzzling and hugging the unicorn colt.
>>89334These are not true demons though. These are Changelings. They are pony-like insectoids that manipulate and deceive ponies to leech off of their life force>>89336
He can hear a cold wind blow
The doggo just sits there panting, looking directly at Onyx.>>89337Yeah, although the archytype still fits.
Iron decides to increase the huggle intensity. He's going to make him react if it's the last thing he does.
Onyx steps up to the dog
"I said git"
"Woof." The huskie replies stubbornly, staying steadfast, as if chained to the spot.
Do I have to roll to slap the damn dog?
"That is more like it." Iron gently plops down the unicorn foal on the corner he was in with a big smile on his face.>>89341>>89304
"I am ready to go. Shall we?"
>>89343Fluffy boi gonna bite u. Don't try it.
Roll for fortitude save
>>89345damn the fluffy boi
[1d20+5 = 23]>>89346Oh boe.
That may be counterproductive.
The dog has been handled to perform the 'stay' trick.
“I believe so.”
Spark waves goodbye to the changelings, though hoping they aren’t sent back home before he returns.
Does the horse seems like he knows that? He just wants it out of the damn bar. No dogs where people eat and drink.
All items of color in the room flicker grey, and Iron can feel a sense of dread as a sort of tinnitus sound fills his ears... Then it stops, and everything seems normal, mostly, although at the moment it's as if the joy has been sucked right out of him
"I'm ready." She says, turning towards the door>>89351No u
[1d20+8 = 17]>>89352
Spellcraft check, to recognize the supernatural effect created
Damn this dog....
Meanwhile, last I remember Onyx was mentioning something about him or Blue being able to get him citizenship
Iron pats that 'unicorn foal' on his head again. "Hope you liked it, Kerr.">>89353>>89350
"Alright, we should be good to go." He says, a bit more of a monotone voice. "Lead the way, Ash."
So since Brie is bug-sitting, you guys don't need me right?
Harmonic magic drain. The reactions are simply the result of a brief deficit of important psychic energy in the soul as portions of the psyche are literally sucked away. Think of it sort of like a lack of oxygen in the brain, including the potential to cause fainting>>89356
The foal purrs, and closes his eyes, smiling
>>89358Not really. If you need to go do IRL stuff, you can.Just don't disappear for weeks on end.
>>89359>Waits for someone to arrive that has knowledge of naturalization ceremonies
I follow Iron.>>89358
You could play with the foals some, and make sure they don’t bust out of the place.
Sister Ash's eyes widen, then narrow, as she recognizes what seems similar to very powerful necromancy. She stares directly at the parasite for almost 30 seconds, before leaving in a huff.
>>89360Not doing stuff no, but I'm catching up on stuff and I don't want a bajillion windows open,... I'm not GMXp
He chuckles at the foal. "Be good with Brie, little guy.">>89363
Iron follows Ash out of the building, Spark in tow.
The dog turns his head towards the far side of room and wags his tail, as a weird unicorn-thing in a nun's habit descends from the staircase.
He looks back, unimpressed. Like he expects to be hated>>89361>waiting for some one to come to him
That could take a while
>>89364Don't worry. We'll be fine. Whenever you want to come back, you can play with the foals and wait for Silver to arrive.>>89366
Her appearance is followed by an steel-covered stallion with a wolf helmet and Spark.
"Hi Ash, Hi Iron, Hi Spark">>89367>Implying Blue isn't an alcoholic that'll show up at the bar soon
"Hello, Sir." The dragonlady calls back, stopping to pet the dog, who promptly stands up and wags his tail.>alcoholic
This strongly depends on whether or not Dark Star succeeded in actually knocking her up.
"Hello." He nods at him, acknowledging his existence.
Do you think she'd be more inclined to drink?
Onyx narrows his eyes, but decides to just go back to working.
After all, they aren't the strangest acting people he's seen around.
"I wanted to stop by the East Sixth first. After that, we can head to Westhaven." Sister Ash says, as she leaves out the doorway.
"Roger that." Iron proceeds to follow Ash, with Spark right behind him.
She marches into a trot as she makes her way towards the designated destination.
Iron tries his best to follow. He checks the time of day to see if her hurry is justified as they travel to their destination.
Not really. It's sometime before noon, approximately 11 AM
He shrugs. The sooner this ends, the better. He decides not to comment on her hurried state of mind, only wondering when they'll reach their destination.
Sister Ash leads the ways, Caleb beside her, heading straight to her destination.
>>89381I think you should link your movements to the GM.
It occurs to onyx that unless Dark Star will walk through that door, he can gain more opportunities by going outside than wait for things to come to him>>89383
This is an older part of town. Some of the buildings seem a little more worn down, broken windows seem never to be replaced, and more than a few shops are closed. The ponies on the streets look less trust worthy, and the streets themselves are less clean
It also occurs to Onyx that he's better off with a job than without, and shouldn't miss more time.
Iron readies himself, gripping his shield on his armored hoof. Any possible pony who tries something funny gets the fist.
Sister Ash trots through the streets warily, looking for any signs of the place she's looking for.
She takes 10 on her Handle Animal check to command Caleb to perform the 'defend' trick; and Caleb sticks to her side, guarding against any potential aggressors.
And there she see's it. The establishment on East Sixth: The Caravan Night club. A brown brick exterior with strung up lights and two floors.
>>89388>>89389Uh oh. I hope it's not what I think it is.
"Are you ready?"
Sister Ash approaches the building slowly.
She takes the scrap of cloth, and the picture from her satchel, and presents them both Caleb once more to, handling him to perform the 'track' trick, and seek out either the foal or traces of his scent if it comes up in the area.>>89390>unarmed>unarmored
"Ready as I'm going to be." Sister Ash says, summoning up her courage as she enters the building
Oh Caleb smells him all right. Smells him all over the area
>>89391I think you have my hide armor still.
He's detected the colts scent?
Alright, well, if he's within 60 feet, Caleb can take a move action to determine his direction.>>89393She came only wearing the habit
What does this nightclub look like? Are there a lot of ponies around?
The description of the nightclub exterior is on >>89389. No party member has moved inside. The exterior is not terribly impressive. Yes, ponies walk by on the street
Ugh, fine. I'll actually do something.
Onyx goes looking for Blue.
Sister Ash approaches the entrance to the building, and walks inside.
Is it a large building?
Ah, shoot, I'm going to need to step out for like 20 mins.
Well, since he knows that she's Blackhooves, Black Hooves local headquarters is a good place to start>>89398
Yes, yes it is. When she enters through the door, she sees that it is better on the inside. Red carpet floors, Leather booths, cherry wood walls, more than a few tropical plants around, a large aquarium, a very high ceiling with the railing of a second floor over top. A worker cleans the floor. There are only a few ponies that look like customers, but the older Unicorn in black suit and his younger earth pony companion with a well maintained mane looks important. No pony immediately greets the entrants
Well then I guess he heads there, what did you expect?
Wait, maybe not that long.
Iron follows her inside, with Spark behind him.Unless she wants us to stay outside.
little less than midday. It's a large building that was clearly a luxury hotel very recently, with two griffins in military uniform standing guard outside. As Onyx enters, a minotaur guard greets him
"Can I help you?"
"I'm here to talk to Blue Skies"
>>89405>>89404Blue Skies is very popular among the stallions, amirite?
He chuckles briefly
"She's a popular mare this morning. Let me go summon her" He walks off
In walks the Minotaur and the semi-familiar light-blue pegasus from a door on the left.
"If he didn't want a hangover he shouldn't have drunk so much"
She looks over at Onyx, and seems to immediately recognize him
"Hi, Onyx said I should talk to you for certain papers. Do you have a minute?"
Dark Star, not Onyx. But while I'm posting...
"And a better place to talk?"
>>89408Ooh. I hope that's Fillipe.>>89402Be sure to respond to the GM post related to you when you come back, Ash.
She smiles. It's a smile that's accompanied by a certain narrowing of the eyes, like the eyes suggest anger but the smile suggests joy. It's a bit strange.
"Oh, so you must be the guy wanting papers"
"Uh yes, that's why I'm here"
Is there a front desk?
“Walk this way,” she says with a sweet, high pitched voice, as she walks towards a door in the back past a set of counters and through the lobby
She opens a door, goes down a short hallway and enters a door on the right. The hallway is white and looks like the inside of an office building. The room she goes into has a window from the hallway, and a black door. When she goes inside, it can be seen there is a desk and several file cabinets. Without looking back at him, she asks
“So, what is it exactly you want?”
“I see. Tell me, what is your name, where do you come from, and how old are you?”
She picks out a particular drawer, then a particular file, pulls out a sheet of paper, places it on the desk and picks up a pen
"Onyx Steel, Crystal Empire, and 32"
Talking to herself, she says
“Onyx Steel... 980... Neighagra Falls”
She then asks him
“How did you get here exactly?”
Onyx takes a seat, realizing this could be a while
[1d20 = 1][1d20+14 = 33]>>89400
Sister Ash looks around for anypony who could possibly help her find the lost colt, asking anypony who looks like a clerk or otherwise helpful individual.
Caleb similarly tries his best to make out strongest trail of scent that could lead to him, taking advantage of his racial bonus when tracking by scent.
Rolling Gather Information for Sister Ash.
The roll with the +14 modifier is Caleb.
“Oh. One of the Marelitos. Tell me. Have you ever been convicted of an aggravated felony? Have you ever been a member of any communist or left wing party? Have you ever participated in persecutions against ponykind?” Looking directly at him “Have you been replaced by a Changeling since I checked you three days ago?”
This is what I get for being greedy and rolling two dice in one post...
>>89423>>89425Oof. At least Caleb will find something concrete.Don't forget the important duo he mentioned in the description if you want to talk about the whereabouts of the colt.
"No, no, no, and if so it's news to me"
>>89426I thought it'd be unwise to just approach them directly, but that crit failure implies drawing attention...
>>89428I'd think it implies walking into a wall, if you want to go the comic route.
>>89429That sounds more like a fail of spot or other perceptive ability
>>89429Forgive me for asking, but who are you exactly?
“Alright. Only one more thing. Smile!”
She pick up a Polaroid on the edge of desk, and quickly snaps a picture of Onyx with a bright flash
>>89431Spectator. Maybe it's the GM under a persona. Who knows?
Ash moves forward, as does Caleb. As Ash goes forward she... slips on water, hits her head on s table, and knocks over a glass, which breaks. Two ponies come out, one short maned multicolored hair blue female Earth Pony, and a big black Earth Pony. They seem uneasy about Ash, and instantly take a disliking to Iron, whom they are very suspicious of.
“You can’t take dogs in here. Or police shields”
Onyx rubs his good eye
"Lil bit of warning next time?"
She continues that smile
“Such is life. It comes at you without warning. One moment”
She leaves the room
"Oh, pardon me, sirs.." sister Ash says, with a bow
She looks at Caleb briefly>".. Did you get his trail?"
"SuCh iS lIFe, like I wouldn't know"
I would have preferred if the argument hadn't happened in the first place, but whatever.
Also, you keep saying both IC and OOC that Silver's argument is that they should just give up, but he's never said anything of the sort.
Was Caleb able to make anything out?
Do ponies eat fish at all? Onyx is curious about obtaining some fish for reasons
>>89443Another meat eater? Blasphemy!I think it's taboo, but I'm not sure.
>>89444I guess we'll find out
>>89443Eat kelp like a normal horse.
>>89443>>89445>>89447My fishfucking senses are tingling
>>89448W0t? Like dolphins do when they're horny? Or Nathan Drake kind of fishfucking, which involves slapping ponies' faces with a fish?
>>89444Fish isn't meat. Ask a Catholic. Also, gotta get those Omega-3 fatty acids somehow.
>>89443I imagine in some places it's considered acceptable to eat fish, at least more so than poultry or mammalian livestock. Especially if, for example, you're in a place like Severyana/Stalliongrad where the ground is frozen solid for half a year yet all it takes to get fish is to cut a hole in the river ice.
>>89449More like how anon does when he sees a sexy fish
>>89450But fish isn't a hervibore meal either. You can't hide with the fact that horses are omnivores 'since they eat insects sometimes'. No horse eats fish unless its a degenerate.>>89452So the dolphin route, got it.
She returns, holding a special piece of laminated paper
“And here you go. A visa. Your place of birth is now Neighagra Falls, year 980”>>89442
Make out what?>>89439
Again, they seem uneasy
“What is he doing here?”
"Thank you very much for this, if there's anything I can do in return please just let me know."
Onyx nods before heading to the market and looking for a fish vendor.
>>89441well, he’s never articulated an alternativeEven after it happened, he didn’t have to say “massage is over either way” which was guaranteed to end the conversation then and this leave it on a bad noteIf he had touched her pussy, that’s guaranteed to change the conversation, regardless of how well it’s recieved>>89455
She looks at him and bats her eyes
need anything else?”
Sister Ash leans on Caleb for a bit, tapping the square around her with her cane, before turning to face the ponies, squinting hardly through her long eyelashes.
".. Pardon me.. I'm not the best at getting around by myself, so I rely on this one to support me.." she says, not making eye contact
>>89456I figured the alternative is the blatantly obvious "we fight" option. He's mentioned it before, if briefly.Also, fair enough on the whole leaving the conversation there part. Not sure if Silver would do anything particularly sexual, but it would still probably be a good idea for him to check up on Blue and apologize for any hard feelings.
I meant if he could make out a trail leading to the colt.
He had a modified 33 on survival, tracking by scent.
"Not really, that sets me up; unless you can get me a job."
>>89458The only thing hard is Silver's DICK.Or the difficulty of mending this relationship.>>89457>>89454
Iron simply nods, confirming Ash's words.
>>89461the spoiler has me laughing
They look somewhat concerned
“Are you lost?”>>89459
He seems to be inside of the building at the moment>>89460
don’t have s job for you now. But the Governate is always
short staffed, I am sure some pony needs something”
>>89461Well, if there's anypony alive who could make Silver's dick hard, it would be Blue.
>>89464Ah, you seem to like cuckolding ponies. What a naughty old pony.
"Short staffed? I mean, I'm not used to office work and such but I guess I could help someone"
"I'm looking for somepony..." She says, hapazardky fishing out the photo of the colts and levitating it towards their general direction, upside-down.
".. Have you seen this foal? It's very important that I find him.."
She heads out through the door of the office, down the short hallway and into the main lobby
“Hunter here may have something for you”
She stands next to a red smiling Pegasus on the other side of the counter>>89467
“That’s Willowbrook’s apprentice. What do you want with him?”
"I'd be happy to help"
The Pegasus is kind of young, but answers back
“Alright, what is your background and experience?”
"To speak with him." She says
"Is he present?"
“Let me check with Willowbrook”
The blue pony with the short mane asks
“Why does he have a police shield?”
"Well, by need I'm a soldier. By cutie mark I'm a smith..."
"I bought it at the Jungle Rush," Iron explains. "It saved my hide yesterday."
“Well, there are a few factories hiring...” She looks through a stack of papers
“I see that Revenue and Immigration each have jobs they are looking for help to clear”>>89474
"Ghasts." She interjects
Iron nods, confirming her assertions.
“Does he need it inside
"In order to ensure the safety of my client, all measures have to be implemented. The heavier the armor, the less amount of wiseponies will try to threaten her."
“Great. The both of you can wait outside”
"Sounds good to me"
She hands over two distinct documents
“You may want to bring along friends for this”
She opens the first one
“Immigration and Naturalization believes that intense smuggling of aliens is occurring in the Red Hoof area or the south Waterfront. A pony by the name of Robert Sweeten is believed to be involved. There is a desire to stop it”
>>89476>>89480Who do you mean, exactly? Ash, Caleb and Iron?
Iron is unmoved for the time being, awaiting Ash's decision.
Onyx snaps to soldier like attention.
“Here’s a dossier with more information”
She hoofs over a document
“Our second job here is from Revenue Services. Out in Coppervine, south of the city in the Hayseed forests, there are confirmed accounts of the manufacture of alcoholic spirits without payment of the required taxes”>>89483
“Sir, we are protecting our
client. If you need to wear thick steel and a police shield, you cannot be trusted to have good intent. Please go outside before we have Spot bring out the Manticore gun”
I need a few minutes before I can respond
"Like I would try to hurt anypony in here. I would rather not hurt any potential friends of Cauldron in here."
"Luckily I think I've got some guys to help me"
The blue pony dies not know who the hell he’s talking about. The Black pony...
“You know Cauldron? The Zebra mare who always likes to sneak up on you when you’re looking for her?”>>89489
“Excellent. Here’s the dossier. Should you choose to complete these, just return here. But beware. They know the government is after them”
Iron nods. "Yeah, that one precisely."
If you want Silver to apologize to his not-girlfriend...>>89491
“Oh. Well in that case. Henhill is in the back, and so is Willow Brook”
"It is noted, thank you"
Onyx heads back to the bar, doing his day job and considering how to go about his missions
Iron smiles back. "Thank you. Be sure to send my regards to her. She cooks some delicious meals." He starts walking towards the back, following the Earth Pony's directions.>>89487
Iron beckons Ash to follow him along, with Caleb if possible.
Sorry, a bunch of shit came up.
Sister Ash follows Iron, leaning on Caleb and tapping the ground before her with her cane.
The blue pony is not pleased. But the black pony leads them towards the back. They are lead to a young looking brown earth pony with short black mane and a black jacket. He looks like Dark Star, really, with a different coat color and a bit more muscle
He takes a cigar out of his mouth
“And who might you be?” He asks
Sister Ash does not look up, until the pony speaks, then she tilts her head towards him and bows politely.
“A nun? Where are you from. You look different”
"I'm from the East, the far East." She says, bowing harder
"I'm not actually a nun myself, but I recently began to volunteer at the orphanage on the hill."
>>89501IT’S THE SOUTH, GODDAMNIT. The “Far Far East” is the Changelings of Greneclyf, the Republic of Nimbusia, and the reindeer of Nyutt Radjurland
“I see. So tell me, what brings you here. To my back office”
>>89502Idk what the dimensions of this planet are, or how much is included. I just said something that sounded Oriental.
"Have you seen this colt?" She says, levitating the photo like she did before
"I've been looking for this pony for quite some time now, and I heard he might be here."
He looks at her with a blankish expression
“You’re looking for Henhill?”
>>89504Is that the name of the pony I'm looking for?
>>89505Pretty sure he is.
Sister Ash nods slowly
"Yes.. That child."
“What do you want with him?”
Sister Ash's expression becomes serious
"That child was taken forcefully from the orphanage on the hill two weeks ago: nopony even knew if he was still alive. It has been my journey to find him and ensure his well being." She says
“Well I don’t know about any orphanage, but I can tell you that Henhill has never been better.”
He gets up from his seat, and goes to a door in the back of the room, opens it, and calls through
“Henhill! Come here”
Iron feels like there's going to be a mental conflict in Ash if what Willow Brook says is true.
From the back door, a sand colored Earth Pony with ashen mane cut short and sticking up like Willowbrook. His eyes have this sort of half closed appearance
“I got the wallet off that guy who wasn’t paying up. He should have guarded his bag as much as his drink”
Willowbrook speaks to him
“We’ll talk about that later. Stay there by the door”
Iron is pretty disappointed in what this colt is becoming so far, judging by his slip of the tongue. He should be focusing on increasing his strength, not just stealing through dirty tricks.
He shouldn’t be. This earth pony has big strong muscles on him, even for his age. He’ll be breaking legs in a few years if he isn’t already
Sister Ash remains motionless until she hears the colt's voice (still pretending to be visually impaired)
She approaches the colt slowly.
"Hello." She says>>89515
Also this.>>89516>Not seeking the ultimate power
He has a kind of irritated look on his face. He says with a subtle hint of disgust
At first, he nods at his physical capabilities, admiring his physique.>>89518>>89517
But then he has to pull out the 'I am a tough colt' voice that reminds him too much of himself, which he really doesn't like. He has a long way to go until he matures. He also feels the need to challenge him to a spar to make him drop the tough pony attitude.
She steps closer
"My name is.. Ash.. Sister Ash.." she says
"It's a pleasure to meet you."
“You’re not from that Prancis orphanage, are you?”>>89518
“You see anything you like?” He says sarcastically
"I'm not a member, actually.." she replies, folding her shawl a bit
"But I have been volunteering there, on my own behalf." She continues
"For the past week, I've been trotting around this city to find the foals who were taken from the orphanage; I cane here to find you."
Iron remains stoic to the colt's remarks. He is lucky his mademare would call all the ponies at the slightest bit of physical conflict between the two.
“So you are” He says. “Who is this Indio lackey you brought with you who hides behind a policemare’s shield and under 50 pounds of steel?”
"This is a friend of mine. His name is Iron. He's been very helpful these past few days."
Hey, arbitrary question. For the purposes of spell that effect and are concerned with the afterlife and ressurrection, are we treating this system the way d&d normally handles afterlife's?
The colt looks directly at Iron
“I’ve never seen a colt so afraid of getting his ass beat. Even the police do not wear so much metal.”
“I can see why. The way he wears that dead animal over him he must get bullied often. Look at that, he walks around in public like a theater actor”
The colt looks pleased with himself. Willowbrook has an angry look on his face and looks like he may interject at any moment
Iron looks at Willow Brook. "I suppose you do not mind if I leave some bruises on the colt in an unarmored spar, do you?"
Sister Ash shrugs
"I have my own opinions about expensive metal suits, bit the shield did come in handy. We had to walk through several shotgun traps to get the others in that warehouse."
>>89530Can't help it. Colt's getting on Iron's nerves here.
“I’ll lock him in a freezer later for smarting off. Besides, I don’t want you getting hurt
Henhill: “Does all that metal chafe you?”>>89529
This gets his attention
“You went to the warehouse?”
Willowbrook looks like he too wants to hear the answer
>>89532>lock him in a freezer
Sister Ash's ears twitch at this
Sister Ash nods
"We did. It took us a while to find it, but we eventually got there.." she says, a bit sadly
"We took everypony there back with us to the abbey, but a few, including you, weren't there, so we've been trying to find them."
Iron shakes his head. "I do not mind getting hurt. Still, I understand. He would not be useful for days if we were to fight." He feels calmer after asking him. "However, you should let him get beaten up from time to time for his attitude, not just lock him in a room. That does not work in the long run. Trust me. It is ineffective."
Willowbrook: “He’ll get his ass kicked. I assure you, I know how to raise colts”
“Do your coltfriends beat you, theater actor?”>>89533
“And what do you want here?”
Iron nods. He does not respond to the colt's remarks, knowing that Willow Brook will not let Iron fight him.
"I came to find this child." She says, turning
He gives a slight smile
“Well, you found him”
>is still trying to figure out where to go from here
>>89539I suppose you can roll sense motive to see if he actually likes it here or is just putting up a tough colt charade.
[1d20+3 = 11]>>89540
I don't see why not.
Rolling Sense motive, to get a hunch of the colt's attitude.
Willowbrook signals to Henhill to come closer. Henhill does so, and Willowbrook tell him “give me that wallet,” which he does so, then Willowbrook sends Henhill back away to the end of the room. Willowbrook addresses Ash
“Do you know why
they gave me this foal?”>>89541
Would you rather be bullied, or be the bully? So seems to be the colt’s demeanor. Whatever deeper feelings or thoughts the colt has, they are not apparent from his face
"I didn't bother speaking with the ponies in that place longer than I had to. I was told he was sent here as a laborer."
>>89542Do you know what to do with bullies?You kick their ass when they try to bully you.I suppose that's wrong, unless he's like 16 or more.
Iron wonders if Henhill would actually put much of a fight against him.
"Well then, I shall tell you. They gave me him because they knew no one wants a fatherless, motherless teenaged colt. Society has no place for those like him. So I did what no pony else would do. I offered to mentor him. To help him grow up. And to give him a future where he can actually make a living and be respected. Nopony else will take him, so I took him.">>89544
Henhill looks at Iron like he is afraid that Iron's wolf costume is infested with lice and it may spread. In any event, Henhill does not have Willbrook's permission to come near Iron
It's 2:00 AM, and my body is shutting down. Can we finish this scene some other time?
I have some troof bombs to throw at this poor Willow Brook. He's going to see how bad can these foals like Henhill actually be in the long run.
Not now, of course. I need Ash to be awake for that. She's probably going to faint from what he has to say.It's not gonna be pretty.
>>89545Today was the first day in a while were i didnt wake up hating myself for being a piece of shit.
For some Reason Dark Star feels offended
Ay! Good timing, too! Welcome back, my guy. I hope you're feeling better.
Also, I think I might have overhyped my response in a tired stupor. I still believe it could hurt someone's feelings, though.
Better might be a bit strong of a word. but im back to normal.
>>89556Wait, are you with us?
>>89557i think i'm still at the orphanage.
>>89558We're far away from you now. At a nightclub. You're essentially alone right now.
>>89559Ah ok, Dark Star still feels offended for apparently no reason at all though.
>>89560Understandable.Good to have you back, buddy.
For some reason or an other i am.
I wonder how Ash will react to the mademare's argument.
>>89565Oh he's back.Back again.>>89492
I mean, can he?
Of course. You just need to admit that she's part of the hope of ponykind and you should be more appreciative of her and her factions' efforts.
Good to see you're alive, fgt.
I mean, he got past security the first time. He could probably go in again
Hey GM, could I roll a few Knowledge (religion) checks to see if Sister Ash can recall anything about the Princesses, and other deities in this world? I don't need any specific details, like rank or domain, but knowing their alignments, and some hint about the kinds of creatures who follow them, would be helpful for what I'm drafting.
See, I've been thinking about what Sister Ash was going to say to Abby Willows next time she saw her, since she obviously doesn't yet understand what the long term ramifications of being evil mean for a creature's soul. I thought Sister Ash could give her a lecture on why creatures of all kinds worship favored deities in the first place, as well as why religion is practically a necessity for creatures in the next life.
>>89571Shouldn't you think about Willow's argument, or is that colt considered a lost cause?
>>89572I'm still thinking of that, tbh.
The thing is, Sister Ash still hasn't determined if Willowbrooks is evil or just neutral.
[1d20+8 = 20]>>89572
Alright. Rolling to see if I can at least get some alignments and a vague demographic scope of followers.
Understood. I might just come out and say something along the lines of 'having a colt who's not your son will eventually betray you' speech.
>>89575Link it to GM, man. I'm not GM.
The alignments of political/religious entities in this world has been the most confusing part in researching setting for me, tbh, since it's actually pretty important to my character..
>>89580The suspense. What religion should Ash support? Which ones will want her to be used as sacrifice? Who knows?
>>89581I'd have to look at available religions and potential favored deitities. I still need to figure out what alignments different factions of this world may be, as well as what the references to any extra-planar creatures are. I'm still reading the lore of the setting, although I find some of it confusing.
Sister Ash mostly keeps her own religious practices to herself, since she knowsaid that many creatures are better off worshipping deities who preside over their own nations or races; although her general worship of nature dwarfs most of her personal individual beliefs.
If this were another setting, she would be likely to put her faith in neutral good deities with Druid levels, like Lurue or Talisid of the Five Companions; deities who uphold the cause of protecting the world and fighting evil wherever it stands.
>>89582I suppose that's okay.
You'd be surprised how little I'm not
Do you still remember your talk with the rescued foals that you need to finish?>>89587
Oh. Well, you can still play with the foals for funsies in the meantime.
You should finish it, then we can meet up at the abbey later.I wonder if Ash will try to check up on the other mademare...
>>89593If she has the time. Gotta do this one first.
>>89594So we're not going to let him stay there, right?
>>89595I'd rather not leave him.
>>89596Noted. Will try to convince him then.
Well, I'll be going to bed. Night you guys.
[2d20 = 17]>>89602>>89603
[1d20+11 = 23]>>89604
[1d20 = 9]>>89604
Oh shid, better activate the tactical defense boop.
>>89608I would still do it.Stopping yourself from booping snouts requires a DC 20 will save.
Dats a lot of boops.
[1d20+11 = 22]>>89614
Ow. R00d. I will boop your snout until your character becomes female.
[1d20+7 = 22]>>89616
[1d20+11 = 27]>>89617
NO U REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
[1d20+7 = 23]>>89618
[1d20+11 = 21]>>89619
NÃO VOCÊ!!!!!!!!!!!It means no u in portuguese.
Brie boops Wesley and Kerr
[1d20+7 = 26]>>89620
[1d20+11 = 17]>>89622
>>89623Why are we still here?Just to suffer?
>>89624Iron Is now a mare. also was Argentina a Portuguese colony?
[1d20+2 = 7]>>89621
Kerr bites the hoof with his fangs
>>89625Spanish, if I'm remembering correctly. It was part of the La Plata colony, alongside Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
>>89625lolno, but we are next to one.Así es como hablaría si quisiera hablar mi lengua.Every night, I can feel my dick. My balls. Even my scrotum.Like they're all still there.>>89627I see you're a man of culture as well.
So yea i think dark tar opened the chest right?
YesI thought you were joking when you asked "was Argentina a Portuguese colony"
>>89628I'm a history buff, so I remember random history facts like that all the time. You can basically condense South America into four regions: La Plata, Peru-Bolivia, Gran Colombia, and Brazil.
>>89630>I thought you were joking when you asked "was Argentina a Portuguese colony"
and He asked who those were for right?
>>89626>lets him bite.
"Du ist sehr schon"
>>89632Pretty much, except it's more like El Virreinato del Río de la Plata in order to catch Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Maybe Bolivia too, if I recall correctly.>>89633>>89630
To be fair, american students always asked where was Argentina on the map when they interacted with my classmates that went to the US, so it's not too far-fetched for some burgers not to know.
>>89635Actually, no. It was called the Great Peru or something that encompasses Peru and Bolivia.
I know where Argentina is because uncle Adolf escaped to there.
Kek. I suppose you're right about that.
The little drone is far smaller than a full-sized drone, and a pony hoof is harder and sturdier than many limbs. Despite that, the bite hurts
, with one of the fangs hitting above the hoof itself onto fur and sinking in, while the other deflects off of hard keratin. Blood trickles down.
With these words, Kerr looks directly at Brie and tilts his head in an expression of curiosity
>>89635I can certainly say us Americans never had a region with as fancy a name as "The Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata".
"There for all the foals here."
Dark Star leans down and whispers to him.
"But they are mostly for you and your friend. i was thinking about you two when i bought them."
>>89641Spanish are fancy like that with naming.That's one of the spanish stereotypes, I think.
"Insular Government of the Philippines" and "Dakota Territory" is about as pretty as it gets here>>89642
He (White Orchid) tilts his head
"So can I keep it for myself, or..."
Mint Marine moves closer
>>89644Oh, now it's not as fancy. Most provinces are names like Santa Fé or San Luis, Santa Cruz, San Juan, etc. Most fancy names are reserved to capitals, like Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, for example.
Mint marine is the blue unicorn foal?
Mint Marine is the green unicorn. The blue unicorn is a completely different "foal"
ok i was just making sure.>>89644
"You have to share but yes, i bought them for you 2 specifically. but that doesn't mean the others cant play with them as well, there are plenty of toys to go around. both of you pick out some toys you like. and if you two ever need anything and its within my power to get it for you i will."
"So they're not
for us?" White Orchid responds, almost touching his mouth with his left hoof in gesture.
Mint Marine speaks up for the first time
"I Didn't say they weren't for you. in fact quite the opposite is true. i bought 100 bits worth of toys,there are plenty. i'm sure you boys will find something you like."
dark Star smiles at him then rustles both of their manes
White Orchid gives Dark Star a non-comprehending look, before diving down grabbing a train locomotive, with the same fevered rush to lay exclusive claim as a prospector may claim a section of river, or a homesteader his 20 acres of land
Mint Marine smiles for the first time, and looks up at Dark Star as his mane is rustled
"I'm gonna volunteer around here so you colts should be seeing me around a lot more."
Neither foal responds immediately. Then Mint Marine says “We are glad to have you. Very glad.” White Orchid’s mouth contains a locomotive as big as his head, which he places down between his forelegs, almost the way a dog will claim a bone or a toy to keep it away from the other dogs. Then White Orchid wags his tail and looks up at Dark Star
“We’ve been needing a big strong pony to protect us”
>>89654That sounds really dirty for some reason.
>>89656I see you and Comte have similar thought processes>>89655
>>89657>Neighs in response
"I'll do everything i can to protect you two and all of the ponies of baltimare, and Equestria."
Good thing I would not enact on dirty hints unlike Comte.
Unless it's a mare.
Not a filly. A mare.
After this mademare business, I would go to BH HQ later to see his fate.
Anyways, Onyx is free from the building. Silver should have left a while before Onyx, but Silver is MIA>>89659
Both ponies look up at Dark Star with wide awaiting eyes, although Mint Marine’s slightly lowered head and greater distance still suggests a degree of reserve. Then, White Orchid dives his head into the chest to lay claim to a set of tracks.
I have no idea why I'm having so much trouble getting Silver to go back and apologize Blue, especially when it's exactly what I want to do.
"you colts enjoy the toys."
Dark Star watches them remembering the good times of his Foalhood.
Pretty sure it's because you feel like you're going to screw up again.
Protip: Stop discussing politics with her unless she wants to sell you her faction again. If that's the case, restrict yourself to questioning her powers in a cordial manner, something like "How are you going to stop the griffons from attacking us?" or "How do you plan on defeating the changelings?" Do not, I repeat, do not try to shill for not-Stalliongrad.
“Thank you” says White Orchid, before his mouth is full of train tracks. He seems intent on claiming the train set, the most coveted and expensive of the toys. Mint Marine now moves in himself and claims a painted tin tugboat.
With no emotion, nor looking at anypony, he says
“I didn’t think we’d ever get out”>>89663
I mean, he doesn’t have
to apologize to her
"I'll make sure he never does that to anypony ever again. He will Pay With his life."
Where exactly is dark star currently?
The abbey. Pretty sure Onyx can't go there unless you roll a d20 luck to stumble in there.
Yeah, I'm not gonna try then.
To the bar it is! Onyx needed to rank up in day drinking anyway.
I still want him to. And he would want to if he realized that he actually made her angry.
What are the odds Silver manages to catch Blue while she's in the Hotel's reception area if he leaves to apologize right now?
Mint Marine stays silent for a moment. The he lurches forward and snaps, almost in a bite
White Orchid moves back from the chest for a moment. He stands astride a complete toy train set, like a Baron or warlord watching over his fiefdom. He looks uneasy.
"Is that really necessary?">>89670
As Onyx walks back, he hears the loud sudden pop of a backfiring engine. And for a moment the grizzled veteran of the Great War feels as if he were taken back to that horrific day he lost his eye to a firecracker>>89672
I mean, Onyx was in there with her for probably at least 10 minutes
Silver halts in his tracks, the meaning of a small number of social queues made by Blue finally clicking in his mind. "...Дерьмо." Upon this realization, he makes a 180 degree turn and heads back for the Grand Baltimare Hotel.
Dark star with the coldness of the arctic in his voice utters one simply phrase.
The skies are cloudy and a wind blows in, feeling a bit like early fall in Saint Petershoof. Pedestrian traffic on the streets is at a bit of a lull, being too early for lunch but too late for getting to work. There it is again, the Grand Baltimare Hotel
Onyx immediately drops on the ground, front hooves over his neck.
After the flashbacks ensue, he realizes it was just that. He returns to the bar a bit more somber than before.
>>89676Nice pathetic fallacy.I think it's called that, right? The process of writing a character's feelings through the weather?
A brief, distant memory of his foalhood days crosses his mind. Silver doesn't pay much attention to it as he mutters to himself about being a Celestia-damned idiot. He nods at the guards outside before entering.>>89677Onyx is missing an eye?
>>89679Yep. Hinted it way before.
White Orchid looks a little unsure
"I hate the guy..." he eases up a little some tears in his eyes, and after a delay of a little too long he says
"But the nuns told us that to take a pony's life is very serious">>89678
Actually no. I was just trying to say "It's winter in a place too far south to have an actual normal winter" without actually saying it>>89677
Thankfully, there are no firecrackers, fireworks, or any other such explosives that ought to be banned. When Onyx gets back to the bar it's pretty early. Few drinkers, and preparations are for any possible lunch crowd>>89679
Security is probably supposed to stop Silver, ask his intent, and see if he has any weapons on him. Instead, the guard laughs when he sees him
"Coming back for seconds already?"
>>89680Must not have been around for that, 'cause I had no idea.>>89681
He replies as he passes, a little amused at the statement. "Yes, that I am."
>>89679I mean, the eye isn't gone, but there isn't a pupil, it's all iris
Dark Star walks over to white orchid and sits down next to him
"He is a very bad pony. what he did to you 2 makes his life forefit. he will be in pain for the rest of his pathetic life and then it will be snuffed out and he will go to Tartarus where his soul will be destroyed forever,for what he did to you two. i will make sure."
Dark Star wipes the tears from his eyes and calms his voice,Dark Star pets white orchid and then helps him set up the train tracks
"So,what do you want to be when you grow up? do you want to be a train conductor?"
>tears from his eyes=white orchid
>calms his voice=Dark Star
One of these days I'll see if I can into art and at least draw a portrait of Silver.
Ha, no. I used what >>89688
Mint Marine answers, with a bitterness in his voice
"May he rot in Tartarus"
White Orchid does not respond. He wears the pain on his face, though he does not look at Dark Star. He seems conflicted, not sure if he believes Dark Star is correct or he is wrong. He is certainly not willing to argue with an adult. He does answer the second question. As he is pet, he says "I don't know... I do like trains">>89682
Blue Skies is actually visible in the lobby, towards the back. She is doing something with paperwork at a counter>>89686
If he were a unicorn I'd say he looks like a Changeling that was too lazy to completely disguise himself
>>89688>>89689Reeee, but I like drawing. You know, even if I'm not very good at it.>>89690
He trots towards her, calling out to get her attention. "Blue. Hey Blue!"
>>89690I think it was meant to the tinted with coal from working at a factory, if I recall correctly.
His coat gets shiny if he actually bathes.Stinking pony he is.
While we're posting character pics, here's an updated Brie
>>89693He's way smaller than the other picLooks more like a mare than a stallion, though.
"yes,mint he will."
"its okay to cry if you need to, no one will judge you. having emotions is what separates us from the changelings. I Think you'd make an excellent train conductor."
Dark Star pets his mane
He's a crystal pony, he sparkles like onyx get it?
when he's happy.>>89691
Oh I didn't mean you couldn't, I just thought you were implying I drew onyx.>>89690
The similarities just hit me, and they hit like a truck.
>>89697Understandable, have a nice day
>>89698Wait, did Onyx somehow get happy after being saved by Iron/the dolphin?
>>89694I didn't like how the other one turned out, and yes he has less overtly masculine traits/appearance due to both the pony creator and his stats and attributes
>>89699That was happiness cause by greed at gold
>>89701Sounds like you wanted to reveal you had another coat hidden under a coal-covered body.I digress. I guess it makes sense.>>89700Understood. Brie is now a femcolt.JK, he looks cool still.
>>89702He shed his winter coat in favor for a summer coat xP
An attempt was made some weeks ago at making Blue Skies in pony creator>>89691
She is standing from a hallway with one hoof over with a pen over the counter. She looks back at him, not entirely pleased
"Did you leave something behind?">>89695>Casual racismI love it
He does not break out crying. He does continue to shed tears in silence, some now flowing onto the floor
"That... That would be nice">>89696In retrospect if you had posted that image shortly before the visa scene, I would have had Blue Skies question her own diagnosis of Onyx as "not a changeling," and do more tests
>>89704She looks way taller than I would imagine she would.
>>89704This is far from the first time I've posted the image, blue skies only has herself to blame
"Let it all out."
Dark Star continues petting his mane.
"Maybe i can get you colts a tour of the trainyard. would you 2 like that?"
Dark Star looks at Mint then to White orchid
Here's a version with fatter legs>>89708
The look of bitterness fades from Mint Marine's face
White Orchid looks up, still sad and with tears streaming down
He stands tall before her, like a soldier brought before a trial. His speech sounds repentant. "I am sorry for what I said earlier, and for how I said it. In another universe, I would not have acted so rude towards you in what was otherwise very friendly conversation between friends. But that is not this universe, so all I can do is apologize, and hope you will accept it, but I will understand if you cannot." He looks her right in the eyes. "If there is any way I can make it up to you, to help show not only how sorry I am for what I said, but also to show you just how much it means to me to have you as my friend, do not be afraid to ask, whatever it may be. It is least I can do to make up for my mistake."
"would you like to see the Docks,mint? i could take the two of you to both places if you would like that."
Dark Star motions for Mint to come sit closer to White orchid and he
Dark Star continues petting the sad foal
That fixed the issue.
She looks directly into his eyes, firs losing any expression of emotion, then flapping her right ear down, then lowering her head.
She smiles at Silver in that way that is normal to her>>89711
Mint Marine does move closer, and for a moment he moves his tail and then looks Dark Star in the eyes
"That sounds good"
White Orchid continues to sort of cry, and looks down at the train set
>>89713Yay! Skies has blackmail now!
He doesn't falter, and maintains his eye lock with her. He's waiting on Blue to pass on her judgement, or make a request of him.
"Did you have anything in mind?" She asks
Dark Star Hugs White Orchid and then pats mint marine.
"Just let me know when you to want to go. and ill take you when you want to."
Dark Star Smiles at both of them
"that sounds fun,huh?"
"No, I did not, but I would be prepared to do anything
you would request of me."
would you be so willing?>>89717
Soft, but sore in areas
WO "It does..."
"Ok. i have to go find sister marey. im gonna talk to her about volunteering here."
Dark Star Stands up.
"Because I have wronged you, and I am determined to see that wrong righted. And because you are my friend. I would do anything you requested of me in good faith."
Fun fact: "Blue Sky" was the nickname of a 19th-century Chinese governor-general named Lin Zexu. He was high commissioner in charge of stopping the opium trade and was noted for his honesty.
"What, to you, is not in good faith?">>89720
And thus he does. Careful not to step on the toys laid out
"Something so antithetical to my beliefs, that I could not under any circumstances go through with the action. Those crimes against ponykind so heinous, not even death is due punishment for committing them. In other words, nothing I would ever imagine you would request of me. In hindsight, I do not know why I added that."
"What do you think I might request of you
>>89722Interesting to know
>>89725Put some makeup to becomes Storm for a day and tease him.Of course, she would do it without making her coltfriend jealous again.
Dark Star hugs Mint Marine and then heads out of the toy room.
Are there any sisters watching them? if not Dark Star trys to find one to stay with them while he goes and talks to sister marey.
"I do not know. It could be anything, and I would be prepared to do anything."
A little part of Silver deep inside of him is dying just a little bit more with every question asked, like this will inevitably end badly for Silver by him stumbling somewhere and ruining his friendship with Blue permanently.
"Let me ask a different way. Why do you care if you feel you have wronged me?">>89728
He's a little smaller
There are no sisters around
"Because you are my friend. I care about you."
Dark Star looks at both of them and says "i'll send a sister to look after you two while im talking to sister marey. be good until she gets here."
Dark Star walks out of the room and looks for a sister.
"Let me ask you this, what do you want
"I just want to make you happy."
She smiles warmly, and looks at him with searching, inquisitive eyes. But she relents
He nods. She can see in his eyes the primary reason his answer was so vague: it appears he wants her to choose something to do, if she wants to choose something at all, either out of some odd respect or from him simply not really knowing what he would like to do with her.
She looks at once willing to cash in on the offer, but uncertain of what
"Is there anything you need from me today?"
>tfw last 50 posts isn't enough
Nothing important for now.
Silver is trying to apologize to Skies, and is succeeding for now.
Onyx had PTSD due to motorized vehicles.
Star is being an edgy boi in front of the saved foals, saying Comte should die and stuff like that.
Brie updated his pony, now looking more like a rouge.
"Well..." He puts a hoof to his chin to take a couple seconds to think. His eyes light up in an 'Aha!' moment. "Oh! I have just thought of something I would like to ask you. Would you like to go out later, maybe get some drinks, or see maybe...one of those movies, they have out now? You know, do things as friends normally do?" At the moment, it really shows that Silver has not had a friend to hang out with in a very, very long time.
He is eventually able to find Sister Marery>>89741
She laughs, "Afraid the train was going to hit you the first time you saw a moving picture?"
Then she smiles deviously, and says
"Yes, that would be alright. I may still want ask you for something else
She walks past him and rubs her coat, then her tail against him. In that moment she shows that she too, does not know how to make or keep friends, especially of the opposite sex
He chuckles, watching her closely as she trots past past him. Silver very much understands this fact, with it being paraded gloriously in front of him. "I did
say you could ask for whatever. And hey, I will be honest, I have never actually seen movie before. Or at least real movies, like they show in theaters. So I imagine it will be fun."
"Is that so? She says, still smiling
"We'll have to change that"
Silver chuckles some more. "Well, I am excited already."
>>89746iS tHaT a FiRe HoSe Or ArE yOu HaPpY tO sEe Me?
She nods slightly in respecting acknowledgment of Silvers double entendre
“When do you want to meet?”
"5 sounds good to me. How about you?"
“I’m available then” she looks up and to the right, as if sure were not sure that statement is right
“Do you have plans for lunch?”
Silver is slightly worried about whether that statement is right or not. "I do not. I need to head back sometime, but I am free for lunch if you want to go get some together." Despite his worries, he smiles at Blue.
>>89751Have you actually thought out about the mademare telling you his purpose of his foal recruiting?
“Well then, I’ll see you sometime”
She turns her back to him, then looks over her shoulder at him with her smile.
He smiles back, still watching her. "I will see you sometime."
>>89759Alright. Remember he is pulling the 'orphan children are useless in society' card.
She walks over back to the counter. Evidently she does not intend to leave the room now. She starts to write on the same paper as when Silver approached
“There’s an empty hotel room upstairs that I have commandeered as my own, if you need a room for anything”
He looks at the route upstairs. "Which one, might I ask?"
"Down the hallway on the left there is a stairwell immediately on your left. Go to the fourth floor, and it is the third door on your left. Room 416. That floor isn't really as heavily locked or guarded, since it isn't really being used for anything, at least on the western half of the building"
He nods at Blue. "Thank you." Silver decides to follow her directions and see what her room is like.
The sorcerer... um... I lost track of where I am in the story.
You're with us, talking currently to Willow Brooks, a mademare who has adopted Henhill, an orphan foal taken by the Waterfront Gang who may or may not have Stockholm Syndrome. Current objective is to convince the mademare to release him from his training and take him back to the abbey.
Just say you're at the bar
No. I precisely took him to the bar Iron and Ash are.
I do remember getting to the destination, but I don't remember if I was allowed in.
You came along just fine, now knowing that Cauldron's friend was here.
As he goes to the left hallway a guard watches on, with a damned near voyaueristic expression. The first hallway is a little curious in its new paint scheme and black doors, and Silver May feel like going any further down in than the stairwell would provoke a response by watching guards. The stairwell has relatively wide steps, goes down to a lower level, and four levels above ground. The doors for levels two and three are closed. The top door is open.
When he goes onto the fourth floor, he sees that it is unmolested, not changing much at all since it was a hotel for wealthy travelers. The walls keep their floral patterns and the doors are hardwood. There’s room 416, unlocked
>>89759By the by, are you looking for the post or still thinking about it?
I'm watching the state of the union atm.
Oh. Carry on, then. Should be important.
I'll go to bed now. Night.
I'm about to sleep too.
I wonder if this is representative at all of the flags of the upcoming kirin nations.
>>89787Is that a Manchukuo flag with a kirin in it?
Also, an attempt is being made. Sorry for the shitty quality. Don't have a scanner, and there's a window literally right behind me letting in too much light for even a half-decent picture.
>>89790He looks nice. His uniform is the best drawn thing for some reason.>>89789
Now I remember. I saw that flag on Battlefied Vietnam as a sort of non-communist side of Vietnam, I believe.
>>89791Thanks. I liked that part as well.
From a quick look at Jewgle Images, it does indeed look like one of the flags of South Vietnam.
Next time, turn on a lamp desk if you have any. The light is way too dim.Or is it just a sort of soft pencil drawing, then you're passing a marker to highlight the lines?
Light's gonna remain an issue in the future.Might do that. I don't know yet, I'm not much of an artist.
No exposed lamplights to put the drawing near it?
On the marker issue, just trace your pencil drawings with a thin black marker.I know. It's tough, but it usually makes the drawing looks cleaner. Caution: It may also ruin it if you're not experienced at it. Judging by how you wanted to draw it, I think you have basic tracing capacity.
I mean, we'll see, but I'm not certain I'll be able to solve the lighting issue. I guess I'll see sometime after the sun goes down and I can better manage.I'd try tracing it digitally, but I can't into digital art at all.
Understood.We'll see how he looks after the trace.
Where is the horn?
Like the filename said, it's WIP. Give it time.Plus I kinda forgot.
>>89798Oh shit, I didn't see that.His horn is smol, cuz he buff pony
Hey, does anyone remember how to roll dice inside the post and not on top of the post like the 'dice (number)d(number)' on the email slot?
It's [xdy], where x is the number of dice you want to roll and y is the number of sides to each die. For instance: [1d20 = 17]
Also, I figure after the sun goes down I'll make Silver into a horny boi like he actually is. And if it wasn't already obvious that I used Mr Scroup's EaW artstyle in that drawing, I figure I'll give him some ear fluff, because why now?Is it odd that I like Rosa Maledicta's design after she gets turned into a lich and becomes the Queen of Bones?
A strange characteristic.
Also, floof is never a bad thing on pony, specially since you're supposed to control a cold-weather pony.
Lastly, let me roll an unarmed attack for example[1d20+11 = 20]
I don't know why, but it strangely works. It's also why you can instantly pick out one of Mr Scroup's leader portraits from someone else's in the mod. I know Silver would definitely not be as floofy as Blue, or Ash.
No no. I didn't mean the use of this artist's style for drawing Silver. I meant the increase in libido at nightfall for Silver.Are you going to handicap your will save at night?
What, Iron doesn't get like that at night?
I know. My character literally went out of the abbey and wanked for eternity after one kinky dream. He's just a horny boi in general, just that he knows never to indulge himself on just having sex, unless I want to be a black father stereotype.
*I want Iron to be
Wait, you're talking about sex
Floof is proof that a pony is able to grow a proper winter coat when the weather gets cold.
W0t? Are you trying to imply Silver becoming a 'honry boi' by your words is like increasing magic prowess or something?If you are, I won't believe you.>>89811>tfw no floof since I am jungle pony.
Most ponies should grow extra floof when placed in colder weather.
Oh, I guess that works. Baltimare or Baltimore
doesn't sound like a cold place, so I doubt my floof amount would increase.
>>89812The joke was supposed to be that I would actually remember to add Silver's horn to that drawing after the sun goes down so I don't have to deal with the sun messing with the lighting in the room.>>89814
Silver should probably have some floof, then.
>>89816Puns galore, I suppose.
I hope your drawing comes out even greater than your first.
Hopefully, but you never know with my lack of skill.
>>89808>knows never to indulge himself on just having sex
Good boy. This is a wholesome G rated pony setting where even the succubi aren’t content to have sex without love. Sex out of wedlock is frowned upon, and everypony and every bug wants you to commit part of your soul to them before laying with them
I partly don't want my character of get knocked up unexpectedly (..again...)
; but that's what my character believes in-character.
I feel there's a story behind that. Mind sharing?
Good thing everyone else agrees, thankfully.>>89820Oof. That sounds like bad yet uneventful.
>>89821I'd actually rather not, because it's giga cringe, and I don't have the energy for it. . Maybe some other time.
>>89823Well, whenever you have the energy for it, I would actually like to hear. No matter how cringy.
>>89822See, being pregnant kind of sidetracks character development, because said character has to focus on future motherhood, and won't do things that would threaten their lives. Things like heroic courage or martyrdom become out of reach, because the life of the unborn child takes priority.
>>89825Just get an abortion, you won't have to worry about it. Or alternatively, just don't worry about it
I think the book says something about that, iirc.I'll be careful.>>89826And give money to (((them)))? I don't think so. The latter is better.
>>89826Abortions are for niggers.
>>89828So is stealing shit you don't need, robbing people, and murder. But that doesn't stop you from doing those things in character. There's not really a logically consistent moral reasoning for not having at least an evil-aligned character consider it
>>89829Oi, I said I didn't want to talk about it. Also, it's not that I regret past characters being knocked up at all; it's justhe that i'do rather not do it again with this character, because her goals require putting others before herself at all times and do what she can to save the world, instead of being content to build a family of her own.
Should he open the door and go through it, this is what he would see:
To his right is a small closet. A single door is cracked open, allowing a small amount of clothing and some other object, probably an umbrella, to be seen. To his left are some counters and a small kitchen like area. The only part that seems to have experienced much use is a kettle, two unclean looking cups, a container of honey, and what look like a few unused tea bags. Further down to his right is a door to what seems to be a bathroom. The door is cracked open.
Further down still is a small dining table with two chairs at it, one pulled out slightly. The chairs and table are fairly high-end, and are made of hardwood. Many papers are strewn about in largely disorganized fashion on top of the table, as well as a couple pens, and one jar containing an unknown substance. By the wall is a brown leather suitcase, and another jar. Hung on the chair that is pulled out slightly is a black uniform jacket. There is a coat rack, which has a shash of light orange and black hanging from it.
To the right is the actual bed. It's kingsized, and completely unmade with the covers disrupted and pulled around. The bed covers seem to have a simple white design, and the same is true of half the pillows. The other half of the pillows have a blue and white floral design on them. The carpet, it ought to be mentioned, is a non-intrusive magenta color. Next to the bed is a night stand with a single book on top of it, a black and white picture in the frame, and two books underneath. To the left of the bed is a lamp and a radio, as well as a chair with a redish color scheme. Further down still, next to the window, the wall intrudes on either side as if to mark the far end of the room off as a separate room. There is another seat of skeletal design, a love seat, and a small door leading out to a balcony. The drapes are a maroon color and the window has a view out towards the street
Testing first attempt at a color scheme.
How does it look?
>>89838>copy pasting Aryanne scheme onto a Kirin
>>89838A strange combo. It would fit the alignment, but lacks the 'I'm a druid' part. Maybe if the mane color is green or brown it would fit better.You can edit the color, right?
I've come to accept that every possible color scheme has already been taken, so that doesn't bother me. I don't mind her having an aryan aesthetic: it makes her look like an angel.
Besides, her colors aren't actually the same. Her mane is gold, not blonde, and her coat is gray instead of white.>>89840See, i thought it lacked the "Druid aesthetic", but then i considered that she shouldn't necessarily be born in colors that match her spiritual practices, so i ma as well just make her look like how i want her to. Besides, she's not just a Druid, she's an exalted druid who worships guardinals, and mistletoe (her holy symbol) has golden leaves that match her hair. Also, i simply didn't like the green hair idea.
After i changed her scales to silver, i felt free to make her mane gold, with a nice "golden fleece" aesthetic that i thought had a nice connotation.
>>89842Ah. So the coat is still grey, her mane is gold and her scales are silver?I suppose it looks good, but I would want visual aid to confirm it.
With a cautious step, Silver enters the inner sanctum of the pegasus known as Blue Skies. He looks at the disheveled bed, the mess of papers, the unused kitchen. He smiles: it all just absolutely screams Blue. His mind silently works out some things to note from this observation as he peaks into what is presumably the bathroom.>>89838She looks a bit like a kirin Cleric.