Set six years after season 6, Occupied Equestria presents an alternative history where Chrysalis chose a different approach to her second attack on Equestria. The Changelings have conquered half of Equestria, while a former Equestrian colony - soured to Princess Twilight's notion of harmony with all creatures thank to their dealing with griffins - Invaded and took the other half. In Baltimare and the Equestrian Southeast, the magic of friendship has weakened, as Communists, Changeling infiltrators, Fascists, gangs, and corrupt creepy politicians threaten the city. This role play is based in large part upon the Equestria at War mod for Hearts of Iron 4, and uses D&d 3.5e mechanics.
Silver is learning about foreign pony cultures, Dark Star is preparing to put on a play for the children of the Saint Prancis Orphanage, Onyx has received several possible missions from the government, Brie is buying clothing, presumably for a long journey. Ash and Iron are leaving the office of a now enraged gangster... or not.
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"Hat es dir gefallen? Sie haben Käse und Käsekuchen."
She places a hoof over, and pets him around the ear
“He was wanting to contact Immigration after a couple days”>>92901
A duplicate of the other side, with a Well in the center and alchemical comments
One basic note book>>92902
“Es ist nicht schlecht. Ich kenne Pony nicht gut. Ich kann weder Blätter noch Gras hören”
"they'll continue to feed on our brothers and sisters."
Dark Star's Ears droop
This is turning out to be a treasure trove. Silver grabs what he sees, and looks into the well to see if it, too, has ghasts inside it.
"Sie könnten den Käsekuchen probieren. Ich weiß nicht, wie Wechselbalg-Paletten mit Pony (oder Bat) vergleichbar sind, aber Käsekuchen ist wie ein süßer Käse. Sie sind als Dessert sehr beliebt."
[1d20+10 = 25]>>92893Okay. Back.
Iron walks to the tiger, then attempts to put the chain on the tiger's neck. Rolling grapple for successful chain placing and minimize resistance from the tiger.
She pets both of his ears>>92905
It is sealed>>92906
“Das kann ich versuchen”>>92907
Damn. It growls, but bends back down to eat
>>92908Probably for best.
Silver moves into the next side room. If it's the same as the other side, then including this second room there should be four more left.
Indeed. The door is locked on this one
Iron nods. He walks out of the cage and closes the door, locking it.
(Well that's two parts done. Now how to transport the tiger? I am supposed to bring it out back outside, but with how the tiger is acting, it is unlikely to end well without more scratching sessions.)
>>92910More locks. I am starting to feel this is running theme.
Silver looks for the lock on this one to bash open with his hammer.
"Und was ist mit dir Kerr?"
On the right >>92911
Well... it’s occupied now >>92913
“Vielleicht kann ich Brot und Butter mitnehmen...”
[1d20+2 = 5]>>92914Strength
: Grabbing his trusty hammer, Silver strikes at the lock to try to break it.
"Sehr gut. Ich werde die Kiwis haben. Ich liebe Kiwis. Sie können beide probieren, wenn Sie möchten." Brie looks up to see if there is any wait staff, or perhaps a counter from which to place an order for noms.
There is one crew pony who is clearly dining car staff
Wesley: “Kann ich den Kiwi haben”
Iron pokes his hoof.
(I should probably make sure to know where to go before doing anything. The tiger should accept more meat later.)
With that, he looks for the path to go escort the tiger towards the other cage.
[1d20+2 = 19]>>92917Come on, Silver, do not give up on me now.Strength
: Putting more force behind his swing, Silver strikes again.
"Ja bitte" Brie stands up and approaches the crew pony. "Good afternoon sir, how might I go about placing an order?"
Dark Star has a relaxed look on his face. his ears twitch slightly from the touch.
It breaks down both the lock and door itself. This Well is sealed, and the components on the far wall are intact. There is a note>>92920
“Well, we’re only just beginning. But I guess you can order now. I can take it”>>92921
“I take it you wouldn’t offer yourself to it again?”
"I would like a slice of cheesecake, some bread and butter, and 2 kiwis please." Internal EEEEEEE'ing intensifies.
As if he was drilled for it, Silver grabs the components, and gives the note a read-through before taking it as well.
"Tartarus no.i cherish my memories. i don't want them messed with."
“Very well. Be advised that kiwis are a bit rare right now”>>92924
It’s a lot of components
“My dear Cinnamon Corn. Recall what I told you before about the ability to distill remains into their essential salts, and reanimate the spirit upon summons. While this has not helped me in my search to conquer death, it has provided me with a new means to gain insight into the magical arts, and into long hidden and distant occult societies. Buried in the tombs and catacombs of this world are great libraries of knowledge, that I now have the means to uncover and extract, if perhaps with a bit of, shall we say, ‘persuasion,’ from the souls who had thought to hide it. The mysteries of the universe shall be even mysteries no longer.
- Joseph Curwhinny”>>92925
No, he grapples it... but the chain itself doesn’t quite seem to be in very good condition.
Was he looking for more food?>>92926
“Your memories are fine, probably”
She pets him more
"I appreciate that, but as long as you accept certificates, there should be no issue." Brie smiles.
>>92927Mysteries we might have accidentally ablaze...
Silver wasn't expecting this much of a haul. He puts what he can't fit in his bags into a pile in this room. On his way back, he'll grab it and take it back to Blue.
Onwards Silver goes into the third room.
I grappled the tiger and placed the chain on its neck.
If that did not happen, Iron has to go in again and regrapple.
I was thinking of knowing where should Iron go to transport the tiger to the other cage.
I'll probably use food to lure it there. That is why I'd like to know the way to avoid any accidents.
Because of the simple nature of the foods requested, the bread and butter, as well as the kiwis, are produced after around a minute
The bread is warm, and at least seems to be freshly baked, and the kiwis are cold>>92929
“The feeding only takes away emotions, not memories”
"i still don't trust them."
"Thank you gentlecolt." Brie smiles until he walks away. He then looks at the Lings briefly before giving into his desires and digging into his kiwi.
This was told to Iron. Up the stairs, through the back door, outside.>>92933
“That’s fair, i was just contrasting the attitudes you two have towards the creatures”>>92934
Kerr variously bites at the bread It’s fucking amazing
. Sweet and with great texture. Are two, really enough?
Depends on how expensive they are. One is for Kerr.
The third room has a broken open door. The wooden planks that would cover the well are also broken>>92936
More expensive than fruit should be, but less expensive that cheesecake
Cross that bridge when I get to it.
>>92937Hmm. Did something break inside, or break out?
After performing a search for any notes, books, or components, Silver peaks into the well to see if its occupant is still here.
>>92935Ah, dang. Well, I'll try some lateral thinking.
Iron, remembering where he needs to take the tiger now, proceeds to open up any doors between the tiger's position to his due destination if the cage is empty of course. If it's not, all doors except the cage are due to be opened.
"How Do you feel about them?"
"Kerr, eines davon ist für dich" Brie says placing a kiwi on his plate with only a sliver of reluctance.
Kerr sniffs the bread, then bites at it, and licks the butter
The cheese cake comes before Wesley, who pls Ed his hooves on the table and starts biting at it>>92939
This one is empty
No notes or books, at least that survive>>92940
Uh... sure, he can do that >>92941
“Where I’m from, griffins are more of the problem”>>92942
Kerr - who, mind you, looks like a bat pony - sniffs at the fruit, almost like he is more accepting of a fruit that is covered in fur.
>>92943Two more rooms left. These ones, they most likely broke out.
Silver continues to clear the last couple rooms in this section of the catacombs.
"griffons are a problem as well. but surely you have to have an opinion about Them
This next room is not a “well” room, but rather seems to have a wooden table in it. Two, in fact, plus space for chemical containers, and chains on the wall. This room looks more “smashed” than those before, with broken glass on the ground>>92945
“That I do. Dirty creatures are a threat to ponykind. They must be controlled”
I'll wait for them to finish before continuing
After this action, Iron goes back to the fridge. He's going to need some more meat to lure the tiger with him.
(Hopefullly the tiger does not lunge at me for having a piece of meat on me.)
[1d20-1 = -5]>>92946Search
: Silver looks for anything recoverable in this room, as well as keeping track of where all the glass is so he doesn't step on it all. He might be wearing thick military boots to protect his hooves for this adventure, but that doesn't mean he wants to get glass stuck in them.
It’s the last piece, but it is a very large one. The tiger is already looking a bit... shall we say, lethargic >>92947
Kerr his fangs into the kiwi, trying to suck its life juices out. He doesn’t appear to know how to eat it correctly. Wesley is intensely licking the cheese, rather than biting.>>92949
Nothing appears recoverable in this room. Maybe one container of unidentifiable liquid.
>>92950Well, it is something.
Silver puts it with the others, and heads to the last room. He wonders if all of that got smashed when the mining operations got too close to the catacombs.
>>92950>lethargicWell, if you think it's a simple guiding through gentle chain pulls, I'll go with it.
Iron shakes his head.
"Now it seems like a cute kitty."
Iron walks towards the tiger's cage, opening the gate and picking up the other end of the chain tied to the tiger. A gentle tug ensues to guide him along.
"Come along, we are moving."
(Why am I talking to a tiger? I do not think he can understand me.)
Dark Star's pupils expand slightly and he has the dopeyest smile on his face.
Brie takes a fork and says to Wesley "Wesley, du isst es so." He cuts a tiny piece of cheesecake and demonstrates eating it. He then turns to Kerr and says "Versuchen Sie es zu beißen, um mit den Zähnen ein Stück davon zu entnehmen." You said cheese, but I assume you meant Kiwi
On the way, he sees another of the little things. Though they aren’t that
“They’ve repeatedly attacked pony nations in Thebes East over the centuries. A perennial threat.”>>92954
I think Kerr has the kiwi and Wesley the cheese cake.
Wesley takes the piece, smushes it around in his mouth, and swallows. Kerr gives an expression.of “oh,” then begins to tear off the flesh of the furry fruit, and likewise smush it in his mouth. Both colts seem to like the sweet flavor
As much as he can understand the reasoning of why Curwhinny did what he did, and even sympathize with him, he still hurts for the victims of his experimentations.
"i wasn't aware there were Hives in the East. And How Should they be controlled?""
This last room on the right is sort of similar to the last one, with tables near the walls, a few containers, and a a section of the wall with restraints on it. On one of the tables is the skeleton of a quadruped.>>92958
"I meant the Griffins are a threat, although yes, there are Changeling hives in the East. The Griffins can be controlled by placing them politically subject to pony rule."
>>92959Now, just what happened to you?
Before taking care of the containers in this room, Silver inspects the skeleton for any sort of sign of its death or identity.
It seems to be identifiable as a wolf, or possibly a large dog. The cause of death is not easily determined. Parts of the flesh seem to be preserved on it, by some unknown process>>92962
It moves out, but only very reluctantly. Notably, it does not try to kill Iron
Iron is literally herding cats, by the way
Silver doesn't very much like that, or what that could imply. He keeps an eye on the skeleton as he gathers the containers in this room and puts them back with the others.
Not very many containers here, and again, far more are broken or shattered than intact. On the ground is a notebook, open and more than a little damaged
Clicking his tongue in disappointment, he grabs it to see if there's any recoverable text within.
>>92963I'm herding pussy :3
Iron now guides the kitty out back to the other cage.
(Hopefully the mare does not get too scared to see me bloodied. She seems like a strong pony. Rays better be in her room. I would hate to see her horrified by the scene.)
It looks stained and degraded, by moisture and by spilled chemicals. it also is not very organized. but it looks like exactly the kind of material the Blackhooves want>>92967
As iron grabs the pussy, he is able to get her up the stairs. But she seems to be, well, almost sleepy. At least she's not running away
"Do you have any thoughts on the subject, Dark Star?"
Eventually, the little colts finish eating those two items, albeit after very awkward eating and not seeming to understand either how to use utensils or chew
Silver takes it. He'll have to mention how a portion of what he's found so far was already in a damaged state when he collected it.
After having put what containers he could recover with the others, he checks his pocket watch again to see how long it's been since he's had his previous potion.
[1d20+5 = 9]>>92968Now I have to grab the pussy.
Iron, a little frustrated but thankful that the tiger is a bit calmer than before, goes to pick up the big kitty.
(Hopefully it does not mind.)
I'll roll strength just for funsies.
And, not quite. Tigers are lazy as fuck, which Iron is now learning>>92972
At least 10 minutes, probably
[1d20+5 = 17]>>92974
Iron huffs in slight annoyance.
"Come on. You have lifted bigger things before."
(Granted, they were not alive, but still.)
He tries again
>>92974Best to be on safe side.
Like before, Silver lifts his mask just long enough to down a potion of Hide From Undead, satisfied that it will renew the effect.
"Ich bin nicht sicher, wie lange wir in diesem Zug sein werden, aber wir können später noch ein paar andere Dinge ausprobieren. Es gibt wirklich nicht mehr viel zu sehen. Sollen wir uns noch einmal in den Raum wagen, oder möchten wir lieber zurückgehen und etwas betrachten, das wir vorher angesehen haben?"
"Well, on which subject? Them
Or Griffons? Because I Think the Griffons Could Potentially Be Reformed. Them on the other Hoof. We Simply Cannot live on the Same World as them. as their actions have shown.if it comes down to being us or them to have to go,i choose them."
"Well, that answers my follow up question">>92977
Wesley: "Gab es nicht zwei andere Ponys mit dir?">>92976
Silver should recognize by now that these hallways are roamed by undead. They do not see him, but they do hear him, and see his flashlight>>92975
That pussy is grabbed.
There is a wagon - not a powered truck, just a wagon parked in an alley, with a door open, and a set of cage-bars
"Ja, es gibt zwei Ponys, die mit uns reisen. Sie haben eine separate Kabine und entschieden sich, uns nicht zu begleiten, um den Zug zu erkunden, aber sie sind hier irgendwo."All this pussy grabbing, you'd think Trump was here
"Aha. Sie sagen, wir werden Hilfe vom Bienenstock bekommen?">>92980
"What should be done about the respective races"
>>92979>they do hear himSo, did the zeeb brew a faulty potion, or have you decided that it's different from what the wiki says?
They haven't attacked him yet, and they didn't attack him or Star yesterday. Silver doesn't think
they'll give him any trouble, at least. He continues down this hallway to see where else it leads. He wants to be sure he gets everything.
"Sie haben dir das erzählt? Bist du sicher? Ich hatte ihnen den Plan noch nicht erzählt."
>>92983I haven't looked at the wiki, honestly. Silver is clinging a lot of glass, which is more than just foot steps or gas-mask breathing
Just as on the other side, there are two doors to the right, and a hallway to the left
"Ich dachte, das hast du gesagt ..."
>>92985That makes sense, actually. Carry on.
Silver heads into the first door on the right.
>>92979Yeh. I finally get some pussy finally! Iron's epic quest is over!
Iron walks over to the wagon and climbs it, looking for the supposed cage.
"Now where is the cage here?"
"Send the ziggers back to Zebrica. Drive the Diamond Dogs Underground. The Griffons can stay subject-gated.and take the dragon's little island."
"Und das stimmt, ich hatte gerade nicht erwähnt, dass wir noch zum Stock gehen würden. Sie wissen, dass wir Hilfe bekommen werden."
I apologize, something must have gone wonky with the translation, it spit out "They said you were going to get help...."
I should have double-checked it
It looks as if it is another library, sort of like the one on the other side, although perhaps with fewer total books.>>92988If the dream changeling had stayed around longer>>92988
It appears as if it is supposed to be chained in the back, with a door inside closed. Like a wagon to carry around criminals>>92989
She smiles in her devious way
"Oh that last part has already been accomplished">>92990
"Die anderen beiden wissen nicht, wohin Sie wollen?"
"It Got taken? i haden't heard about that. when was it taken?"
"Nicht genau, nein. Mach dir keine Sorgen, das gehört auch zu meinem Plan"
"Why, at the conclusion of the Equestrian War. Or rather, after it. Since it was such a strategic location.">>92993
"Wer sind sie für dich?"
>>92991Truly a sad day when dream changeling just gave him a boner to be wanked off later. Even the sucking doesn't cut it.
Iron, nodding at the simplicity of the design, simply places the tiger near the back and chains it there. After this, he walks out of the wagon and tries to close and lock it.
(Well, that is a job well done if I do say so myself. Maybe the mare has something to help me with these cuts.)
He walks back inside the building and gently knocks on the door where the counter is to call for her attention.
"Send the Dragons to the Dread Leauge."
"Verbündete in dem Sinne, dass wir zusammengearbeitet haben, und sie haben bewiesen, dass man ihnen vertrauen kann. Sie haben von Ihnen beiden gewusst und ihren Mund geschlossen, und das allein ist heutzutage eine Seltenheit."
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>>92995I really feel like making placing the tiger in the cage more difficult
She looks through, her eyes are wide and her ears perk up>>92996
"I don't know if I want to give the necromancers dragons">>92997
Kerr looks at Brie
"Wer bist du genau?"
Then he blinks
"Ich heiße Brie Achtzig Sechs und habe vor, die U-Bahn von Baltimare zu regieren." Brie says with more than a hint of a smile.