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Occupied Equestria: The Madness Begins
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93000
93001 93002 93007 93147
Set six years after season 6, Occupied Equestria presents an alternative history where 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.

Half of the party - Brie, Onyx, and Spark - are on a train to far off Bales to try to cross the border into the Changeling Lands. the other half remains in Baltimare, where Silver is searching catacombs seeking books filled with long buried dark secrets, Dark Star is having luck with his marefriend, and Iron aiding in trafficking exotic animals
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93002
93004
>>93000
>>92999 →
"im sure it would be fine."
Dark Star Chuckles
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93004
93005 93015
>>93003 →
Kerr then follows up
"Wo passen wir hin?"

>>93002
She shrugs
"Maybe"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93005
93006
>>93004
"Wir gehen zum Stock. Ich möchte, dass ihre Hilfe dabei hilft, Comte zu rächen. Ich habe dir doch gesagt, dass nicht?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93006
93008
>>93005
"Warum interessierst du dich für dieses Pony?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93007
93010
>>93000
Silver grimaces slightly at the sight. There is no way he'd be able to take all of these books with him on the trip back, and he doesn't have enough time to look through them all to check for anything useful to the Black Hooves.

"Если бы только Белый Свет был здесь. Она сможет сделать это через две минуты." His voice still remains hoarse, evidently not yet healed fully from the damage it took. Hoping it will serve as a good example of what this library contains, Silver grabs a random book off of a shelf, and skims through its pages to find what it's about.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93008
93009
>>93006
God dammit, I said the hive. THE HIVE, not the STICK, and I said THEIR help! Fukking jewgle.
kp4y3
?
No.93009
93011
[1d7 = 6]
>>93008
It can be like that
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93010
93014
>>93007
Lower shelf, first book. It seems to pertain to an associate of Radiant Hope in the old days of the Crystal Empire
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93011
93012
>>93009
K. Does he still ask the same question in that event?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93012
93013
>>93011
Yes, I assumed you meant "hive." Kerr is asking basically why Brie cares about Comte
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93013
93016
>>93012
Ah, I missed that context.
"Ich möchte ihn leiden lassen. Ich möchte ihn für das, was er Ihnen angetan hat, und andere zweifellos nach unten ziehen. Ich möchte die Organisation, die er aufgebaut hat, zerquetschen, und aus seiner Asche möchte ich meine bauen. Ich bin ein Schurke, aber er ist etwas Schlimmeres, aber er ist zu gut verbunden, um direkt von ihm heruntergebracht zu werden. Dafür brauche ich mächtige Verbündete." Brie says with a scowl on his face, looking off toward nowhere in particular.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93014
93016
>>93010
Interesting. Radiant Hope. He puts the book back, deciding to come back for it and the rest of these later. He moves into the next room, satisfied that there's nothing pertaining to his current objective among these shelves.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93015
93016
>>93004
Dark Star Sips some more wine.
"How do you feel about the Diamond Dogs?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93016
93017 93018 93019
>>93013
Kerr blinks, then tilts his head
"Warum hasst du ihn? Ist er ein Rivale von dir?"

>>93014
If he takes notice, there is a note folded up on a desk in the room

>>93015
"They are rather brutish, but I don't mind them too much. They at least keep their slaves in check, and they hate the griffins as we do"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93017
93026
>>93016
I imagine he would.

Hmm? What is this? Silver picks up the note, reading it.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93018
93020
>>93016
"Are they Honorary ponies though?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93019
93020
>>93016
"Kein Rivale. Ich wusste nichts über ihn, bis ich Sie zwei sah. Bis dahin war er nur das Ziel eines Jobs. Aber als ich Sie zwei sah und was er Sie durchgemacht hatte, und wer weiß, wie viele andere, ... dann wurde er meine Beute."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93020
93021 93022
>>93018
"In the eyes of the River coalition, they sort of are. I don't really think so. Better than griffins"

>>93019
He blinks
"Du jagst Ponys?"

This is Kerr, by the way
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93021
93023
>>93020
"i have no strong feelings about them other than they need to go."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93022
93023
>>93020
"Wann muss ich Ich mache es mir nicht zur Gewohnheit, aber ich habe es."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93023
93024 93025
>>93021
"Is there no room for anycreature not pony?"

>>93022
"Was hat dieses Pony getan, um dich zu beleidigen?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93024
93027
>>93023
"Direkt? Nichts. Es ist das, was er dir angetan hat, als er seinen Todesurteil unterschrieb."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93025
93027
>>93023
"it's what is best for our kind."
kp4y3
?
No.93026
93029
>>93017
"Dear Cinnamon Corn

Over the past several decades I have discovered a way of conversing with spirits. I have reanimated dead matter. I have raided the tombs of ancient nobles and sent for the long dead of distant lands. I have spoken to ancient sorcerers, voodoo masters, priests, and wizards. I have learned secrets thought forgotten to ponykind. I have even discovered a way to forestall death in myself. There was something distinctly pleasurable in the knowledge and pleasures I found. Having power over death made me feel alive. But for all of this, the power I sought eluded me. My attempts to bring back my Wood Hill, little Whinny, Petra, High Sails, and East Wind, have not produced the desired results.

I was very cautious to attempt to reanimate her, first conducting a number of tests on corpses, then later on zebras and other such living subjects, before having a semi workable product. I was never able to completely reattach body to soul, succeeding in either restoring sensation to a bodiless spirit, or motion to a soulless body. Never both. After having a number of working tests, I decided, finally, to dig up Wood Hill from Rosemont Cemetary, in that plot her father left her. I very carefully performed the spell, and succeeded in bringing forth her spirit. For the first night... the first month, it was everything I had wished for. Everything I had worked for. To be able to speak with her again. To be with her, in a way, for the first time since that terrible year of the plague. Though I could not feel her, touch her, nor see her face, I was overjoyed to have even that. But she was not so. Thogh her spirits were lifted as were ine for the first few weeks, after a while, her morale faded. Her spirit tethered to a set of salts, unable to move, or to feel properly, she became despondent. Something about the inability to trot through a moonlight meadow, or feel the sea breeze, or smell the salty air. Sadness overcame her, and she became inconsolable. She even became resentful of me, as if I had locked her in a prison. I eventually reversed the spell, and placed her salts away. I never subjected the children to the same proceedure. I became heartbroken, and for months backed away from both my experiments and my business.

You may recall two years ago I took a wife by the name of Midnight Maelstrom. She is the daughter of one of my ship captains, engaged to be married to some sailor. I needed the marriage to remain in good standing in society, as ponies began to notice my reclusive and strange behaviors. I blackmailed her father into allowing the marriage, and she broke her engagement and married me. What you may not know is how much I have warmed to her, how she makes me feel a warmth in myself that I have not felt in a very long time. A few months ago, she had my child, a colt named Tall Mast. I believe I will devote more time to my new wife and child, and to running my old father-in-law's company. I am going to step away from alchemy and the dark arts, though it has permanently scarred me. Perhaps, you should do the same.

Joseph Curwhinny, 890"
\r
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93027
93028 93036
>>93024
"Warum interessiert es dich, was er mit uns gemacht hat?"

>>93025
She nods
"I see"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93028
93030
>>93027
"What do you think? Do you think there is?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93029
93030
>>93026
For a few seconds after reading, he stands there, reading it over once again. It's...a lot, for him to take in. Much of it he expected already, especially pertaining with what would happen if Wood Hill's spirit was brought back, but it is still a bit of an emotional shock to him. As he reaches the end for a second, he comments to himself that it is nice, even it does not change what he did, that Curwhinny gave up such dark deeds, realizing that there were more important things in life. Such as living, Silver chuckles to himself.

He folds the letter away, wondering if his goal was ever reachable. He also remarks to himself that this likely never got into Cinnamon Corn's possession, and that it means they likely continued their own necromantic practices. Perhaps, they continue even to this day. It's not a pleasant thought, to be sure.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93030
93031 93033
>>93028
She gives a very wide, almost devilish smile, and then takes a sip of her wine
"I still can't believe they let Earth Ponies own real property"

>>93029
Now I am curious. What is his goal?

A few sounds of distant movements, but nothing urgent. It's cool underground, in that dark room
idF3p
?
No.93031
93032
[1d20+3 = 7]
>>93030
He was talking about Curwhinny's plans, if that helps clear things up.

Listen: Silver tries to tell what direction the movements are coming from, and whether they are regular like that of a living pony, or irregular like the shambling undead.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93032
93034
>>93031
It seems as if the sounds have stopped. They were distant anyways
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93033
93035
>>93030
Dark Star Laughs
"don't you like Eating? We're the best at Farming."
He winks at her
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93034
93037
>>93032
Hmm... A new fear, that of Cinnamon Corn residing in these very halls, takes hold for but a second, and he quickly dashes it against the walls of his mind. No matter if it is justified, it will be of no use worrying about it in this situation. Focus, Serebry. Focus!

Still, as he enters the next room (assuming he isn't already in the next room), he makes the decision that he mustn't spend too much more time here.
kp4y3
?
No.93035
93044
>>93033
"A serf doesn't own the land they farm" She replies, but she seems awkward in her explanation
\r
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93036
93037
>>93027
"Ich möchte nicht behaupten, genau zu wissen, was er durchgesetzt hat, aber Sie beide in diesem Raum zu sehen, hat Erinnerungen ausgelöst, die ich lieber begraben hätte."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93037
93038 93040
>>93034
Both doors on that side open to this room, which contains a number of candles, reflective mirrors, and a long line of shelves on three of the walls, as well as one writing desk. A separate table contains blank papers, which are already confirmed to be nothing other than paper

>>93036
Kerr nods. Wesley, likewise, is listening intently, taking an interest in the conversation
"Ist das unter Ponys akzeptiert?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93038
93039
>>93037
"Nein. Noch nie. Es ist ein Greuel."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93039
93041
>>93038
"Was war das genau, was war widerlich? Changelings in seinem Keller behalten?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93040
93042
>>93037
At least this makes searching easier. It is likely other side is also like this. Stepping out of the room, he turns to look deeper into the hallway, to see if it continues down like the other side or not.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93041
93045
>>93039
"War das alles, was er getan hat? Hat er ... dir Dinge angetan?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93042
93043
>>93040
Which direction? Forward from his position (the hallway that had been to his left), or to his right, which would have been forward?
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93043
93045
>>93042
To the right (to the right).
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93044
93045
>>93035
"You feeling Alright? you're acting a little weird."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93045
93046 93047 93080
>>93041
Kerr starts off strong, then his voice becomes softer and trails a little big as his voice moves away

Nein, er würde uns aus den Käfigen nehmen und tun, was ich für Ponys halte, ist der Fortpflanzungsakt, obwohl ich keine Ponys kenne. Er zeigte uns Bilder von Colts und wies uns an, sich in sie zu verwandeln, und dann die Action mit uns machen, auch wenn unsere Körper Colts waren..."

Wesley chimes in, interjecting with a minor shout
"Er würde mehrere andere Ponys dabei haben. Wir haben versucht, ihre Liebe zu absorbieren, aber oft gab es keine. Sie waren manchmal kraftvoll. Also haben wir versucht, es stärker zu nehmen."
That's the exact moment that Wesley tears up, and his voice becomes softer
"Sie mochten es nicht, dass wir sie beißen, also würden sie uns schlagen. Wenn uns das nicht aufhalten konnte, benutzten sie eine Batterie, um uns zu schocken. Wir waren also gezwungen, zu Colts zu wechseln und sie hereinzulassen, und wir begannen zu hungern

Wesley looks away

>>93043
Another stairwell. As he goes down, it becomes damper, then through the hole to the next area, the hall becomes wider. The sound is much louder here

>>93044
"No, I am fine. Why?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93046
93048
>>93045
Brie's pupils become slits, and aside from a slight tremble in his voice, he betrays no emotion.
"Wie lange hat er dich dort behalten? Weißt du das?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93047
93048
>>93045
I wonder if this connects to other side as well? Silver treads carefully along, looking for any side rooms to search. He's not sure about the likelihood of more books or notes down here, since this was most assuredly underwater for the longest time, but he can't say he did his duty if he didn't explore every inch of this place.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93048
93049 93050
>>93046
Wesley is crying, but continues
"Wir waren lange Zeit dort. Wir gingen weder nach draußen, noch konnten wir die Sonne sehen, daher wissen wir nicht, wie lange es war. Es muss Monate her sein, weil wir sehr hungrig waren. Nach einer Weile stellten sie zwei Ponys in den Raum, aber sie waren zu weit weg, um sie zu essen."

>>93047
To the left is an open vaulted area that must have either been a cell or a storage space. to the right is a room with an open doorway, and decayed wood and metal inside
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93049
93051
>>93048
Silver checks the vaulted area first just to make sure there's nothing there of note.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93050
93051
>>93048
Brie slowly rises from his seat and walks close to the two Lings, and places a wing around both of them. In a quiet voice he says.
"Lassen Sie uns dies im Raum fortsetzen. Ich möchte mehr von deiner Geschichte hören."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93051
93052 93058
>>93049
There does not appear to be anything in that room. If it contained anything long ago, it has since decayed away as time moved on

>>93050
The two little ones are pressed up against Brie. They feel like the real thing, soft and furry. Wesley wipes away a tear and nods

Silver
idF3p
?
No.93052
93053 93057
>>93051
Doesn't really surprise him. With that taken care of, he looks inside of the right room.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93053
93054
>>93052
This room has several rectangles of rooted wood alongside the walls, with small amounts of rusted iron, as well as a rusted pail
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93054
93055
>>93053
That is odd. Silver investigates the wooden rectangles. He wonders if they're meant to be doors of a sort.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93055
93056
>>93054
Lying on the floor, multiple pieces of wood connected to each other to form a rectangle
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93056
>>93055
That is also odd. Where did these come from?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93057
93059
>>93052
They look closest to being bed frames
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93058
93060
>>93051
Brie gently leads the Lings back to the room, alert (mostly cuz feels) for potential trouble
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93059
93060
>>93057
...Oh. I am not sure there this was happy place of dreams. Although he suspects any evidence of what the rusted pail had been used for in the past has long since decayed or been washed away, he still checks to see if his suspicion of this being a shit bucket is correct.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93060
93061 93071
>>93058
Not willing to surrender the bread, Kerr quickly grabs the uneaten bread and butter before Brie leads them away. They proceed down the long, narrow pathway to the room. In this time, the number of ponies in the lounge car areas, as well as the dining car has vastly increased, with most (but not all) seats being taken now. Brie is able to get back to their room, where they have relative privacy, their own seats, and a large window. Wesley immediately dives for and wraps himself up in a blanket

>>93059
Though the pail does seem to have the decayed stained remnants of some sort of organic matter, it appears this pail will keep its secrets
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93061
93062
>>93060
Yup. This was shit bucket. Silver, his quota of investigating mystery buckets fulfilled, returns to exploring the hallway.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93062
93063
>>93061
More vaults on the far side, two doors on his right
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93063
93064
>>93062
Silver tries the first of the two doors he approaches.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93064
93065
>>93063
A storage room... though perhaps a bit abnormal
idF3p
?
No.93065
93066 93067
[diceroll]1d20-1=-1{2}[/diceroll]
>>93064
Search: Silver investigates what exactly seems abnormal about this room.
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93066
>>93065
F
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93067
93068
>>93065
It's another damned storage room, like the ones he's seen before
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93068
93069
>>93067
Hmm. Must just be my mind playing tricks on me. With nothing else to look for in this room, he tries the next door.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93069
93070
>>93068
This door is large, opening in two parts. On one side, a set of wood and iron in a rectangle, with chains hangs on the wall, and a large iron rail behind it. To the right, a set of - of all things - stairs
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93070
93072
>>93069
Thinking that this room in particular looks important, Silver cautiously makes his way either down or up the stairs, depending on their current orientation.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93071
93072
>>93060
Entering the room and shutting the door and locking it behind them, Brie wonders for a moment how he was supposed to pay for the food, but quickly dismisses the idea. Sitting down facing the Lings, he breathes a deep and contemplative sigh.
"Colts," he pauses for a moment to think. "Ich nenne dich immer wieder so. Was ist das Wechselbalg-Wort für "junger Mann"?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93072
93073 93074
>>93070
Up, which probably should have been specified. It leads to a hatch that, at the moment, seems to be closed

>>93071
I'll definitely get to the food paying thing
Kerr answers first
"Wir verpuppen nur für kurze Zeit. Die Adoleszenz zwischen Larve und Imago wird nur als "Jungtier" bezeichnet, wenn sie jünger ist und "Drohne", wenn sie älter und männlich ist."
"Hatchling" translated as "youngster"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93073
93075
>>93072
Might as well try it. Silver tries the hatch to see if it's locked.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93074
93075
>>93072
Must you?
"Wie wäre es dann mit jungen Drohnen?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93075
93076 93079
>>93073
Whether it is locked or not is hard to say, but it is very reluctant to move

>>93074
i mean, a real train of the era would have charged
"Hatchling wird funktionieren, obwohl es nicht geschlechtsspezifisch ist"
idF3p
?
No.93076
93077
[1d20+2 = 13]
>>93075
Strength: Silver puts his forehooves against the hatch and tries to force his way past whatever could be holding it closed. "Hnnnng!"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93077
93078
>>93076
It budges, and starts to be pushed upwards. It's not quite off yet, but loose.
idF3p
?
No.93078
93079 93081
[1d20+2 = 12]
>>93077
Strength: "HNNNNG!"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93079
93081
>>93075
"Jungtieren wird es gut gehen. Okay, ich möchte dich nicht betonen. Wenn Sie nicht gerne darüber reden, ist das in Ordnung. Aber ich möchte Sie mehr fragen. Wie bist du dazu gekommen, von Comte festgehalten zu werden?"
>>93078
:3
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93080
93081
>>93045
"Earth Ponies Are the best ponies. we are no mere Serfs. we were kings."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93081
93082 93084 93087
>>93078
Despite being weaker than his previous attempt, this additional effort, combined with teh progress already made, pushes aside the hatch to open to broad daylight. He is on the property of the farm, probably not even a hundred feet from the quarry. This would have been an alternative point of entry. Given the amount of soil that moved above it, some of which falls through and in, as well as the fact that this entry was not visible before, it must have been buried more than a century ago

>>93080
She flaps an ear down, and looks at him with crooked smile
"Did you mean 'was kings'?"

>>93079
it is Wesley who speaks now, and he volunteers the following
"Nachdem wir gebracht worden waren, wurden wir in ein großes Schiff gebracht, das mehrere Tage auf See war. Wir wurden dann in einen dunklen Raum gebracht und in einen Käfig gestellt. Es war so etwas wie ein Abstellraum. Dann kaufte uns das große Pony, ließ uns verkleiden und brachte uns in das Zimmer unter seinem Haus"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93082
93083
>>93081
"Unlike the Ziggers we actually was kings."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93083
93086
>>93082
And now she looks at him confused, then she looks more closely
"Are you joking with me?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93084
93088
>>93081
"War das, nachdem du den HIVE verlassen hast?"
Ignore the all caps, jewgle wants to translate it as "Stick" if I use proper casing for some reason.
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93085
93088
>>92999 →
Who is the one being all ear perky?
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93086
93088
>>93083
"Yea i am."
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93087
93088
>>93081
The sudden appearance of daylight forces him to shield his eyes with a foreleg while they adjust to the sudden change in brightness. Once they do, he briefly bathes in the warm embrace of Celestia's light. It's a welcome change from the dark, dank, gloomy atmosphere of the catacombs, and the brief respite lets him gather his strength once again. Still, he has a job to do, so he quickly returns to it, making a quick note of where this alternate entrance is for next time. He leaves the hatch open to allow more fresh air to flood in.

With this room discovered, he moves back into the hallway, searching the vaults on its far side.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93088
93089 93090 93092 93094
>>93085
You're back!

Saint Germane

>>93084
"Ich vermute, ich habe es dem grauen Pony erzählt, aber nicht dir. Wir waren Kolonisten in Tall Tales. Ich ging eines Tages zum Ufer der Stadt hinunter und sah ein Pony - ich dachte, es sei eine verkleidete Drohne - mit einem Motorboot. Er bot mir an, es mir zeigen zu lassen, wenn ich einige Papiere unterschrieb. Ich sah es weiter an - dort waren mehr Ponys -, aber ich wurde in einen Sack gesteckt"

>>93086
She laughs
"I couldn't tell, since the native and Silver will say similar things in earnest"

>>93087
That's a stairwell leading from ghoul infested catacombs into the city
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93089
93091
>>93088
Fair enough, I suppose? So, Silver doesn't leave the hatch open.
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93090
93091
>>93088
Yeah, sorry. Passed out. At least I'll now be able to go to the end!
Iron nods to Saint Germane.
"I do not suppose you know where the unicorn mare is, do you? I have finished the job she asked me to do, albeit with some lucky scratches."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93091
93095 93096
>>93090
She places a hoof over her mouth, and laughs
"Looks like you had quite the time with the cat. Well, I can't say you didn't do it. Golden Rays is upstairs in her room"

>>93089
Maybe there is a way to block off the stairs or let in air other ways
Anonymous
chc2m
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No.93092
93093
>>93088
Signed papers? What's that about? Brie Eeeee's to himself.
"Und du bist also in Gefangenschaft gekommen? Dasselbe für dich, Wesley?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93093
93097
>>93092
Wesley nods
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93094
93098
>>93088
Dark Star Laughs
"Yea, i know it's great.i love when they say stuff like that."
Silver
idF3p
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No.93095
93098
>>93091
Actually, you are right about that.

Hmm. It is probably not good idea to leave that so open. Returning to the previous room, Silver uses his magic to grab onto the wood and metal rectangles (which more than likely used to be a bed) and push them to block the stairs leading out.
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93096
93098
>>93091
Iron chuckles lightly.
"Well, thank you. The cat was really nice after the scratching though. Would you mind helping me out of this armor? It is rather tedious to take off by myself and I am probably going to need a medicine pony later if all the scratches and bites are any indication."
Anonymous
chc2m
?
No.93097
93098
>>93093
"Diese Ponys, die bei Comte waren, erinnerst du dich, wie sie aussahen? Könntest du nachmachen?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93098
93099 93100 93101 93103
>>93094
"Silver especially will go on long spiels about equality and the relative strengths of races and so forth. That Iron guy wanted me to say that 'earth ponies were better' or something"
She almost hacks in disgust

>>93095
Not quite a bed, but it can be placed across the the stairway if propped up

>>93096
"Uh.. Sure. Come to the back" she points him to a room towards the back. One he passed earlier, with a sewing machine in it and some other equipment

>>93097
"Meinen Sie die Ponys, die in den Keller kamen?"
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93099
93102
>>93098
Iron nods, but is expression shows signs of worry.
"You do not have to. I can go ask someone else I know if you feel uncomfortable about stripping me off."
Anonymous
chc2m
?
No.93100
93102
>>93098
"Ja"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93101
93102
>>93098
And thus, Silver does so.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93102
93104 93105 93107
>>93099
She laughs
"It looks like the tiger already stripped much of the flesh off your body. Let's get you bandaged up before you bleed to death. I don't want an investigation."

>>93100
"Ja. Ich habe sie gut genug gesehen, um sie zu verdoppeln, obwohl ich kleiner als sie bin"
Google translate wants to render "them" as "her"

>>93101
It is so. Let's hope they don't try to knock it down
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93103
93106
>>93098
"When he says Equality amongst the races, he means "EveryCreature" right? well Earth Ponies are Very Valuable to any State in which we are in. but there is no Superior Pony. we Ponies Complement Each others Strengths and Cover Each others weaknesses. When We Are united on a single goal we are unstoppable, Chrysalis herself Could Not Break the united Tribes of pony-kind."
Anonymous
chc2m
?
No.93104
93108
>>93102
Brie's pupils dilate a bit, the only outward indication that he's pleased by this info.
"Sie könnten ihr Aussehen einer erwachsenen Drohne vorführen?"
Yeah, I noticed that too
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93105
93108
>>93102
Here's hoping. With that taken care of, Silver returns to his original goal, and searches the vaults at the far end of the hallway.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93106
93111
>>93103
She is silent for a moment
"Now you sound like Silver. Well, we pegasi will go defeat the Griffins and Chrysalis, while Earth ponies can harvest the crops and the unicorns can shine or armor"
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93107
93109
>>93102
He chuckles.
"You are right. I should not worry."
And thus, Iron walks to the room she pointed.
So the unicorn mare is Saint Germane? There was another pony apart from Rays, right?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93108
93110 93112
>>93104
"Wir könnten ja"

>>93105
The first one has a few barrels in it, though badly decayed.

Also, It appears that a number of the ghouls are congregating in this area
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93109
93113
>>93107
Only those two. I don't believe this unicorn has ever actually stated that she is, that's just the logical conclusion. Also, the name is Saint Gallop. I though I was getting that wrong
This room seems to be a location where wears would be tested or repaired, or otherwise altered. There is a drill and a sowing machine, among other things
Anonymous
chc2m
?
No.93110
93115
>>93108
"Wie viele waren da?"

Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93111
93115
>>93106
"Oh Please, We Fight Just as well."
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93112
93115
>>93108
Silver uses his pocket watch to see how long it's been since his last potion use, before continuing on. He most certainly does not want to fight all of these at once, especially in his current state, should the effect wear off.
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93113
93114 93115
>>93109
Iron awaits the pony for some hot armor unequipping.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93114
93116
>>93113
i havent been paying attention to what iron is doing, is he about to get sum fuk?
kp4y3
?
No.93115
93117 93118 93120 93122
>>93111
She raises an eyebrow
"You know both changelings and griffins can fly, right?"

>>93110
"Six" comes to mind, for some reason, but I don't know if that number is too high

>>93112
The last potion? Less than 10 minutes. Maybe 7?

>>93113
She starts removing the armor, then places a bandage in some areas
"Damn, she good you good" she says with a mild laugh
\r
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93116
>>93114
Nah, unless the unicorn actually goes for it,
which is definitely not recommended if she wants her vaginal virginity intact and without giant spurts of cum seeping into her womb semi-consenually.

Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93117
93119
>>93115
"I can shoot em out of the sky,like shooting fish in a barrel."
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93118
93121
>>93115
Iron chuckles.
"Yeah. I thought it was a nice kitty. A round of scratching and biting cleared up the misunderstanding."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93119
93125
>>93117
"It's a little more complex than that"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93120
93121
>>93115
Silver's a little relieved, knowing he has enough time to search around a little before using another.

Silver pries open the decaying barrels using his sword to have a look inside.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93121
93123 93124
>>93118
Oh shit! He gets her to laugh
"This will hurt"
Without much warning, she places rubbing alcohol on an open wound
It burns

>>93120
The first one has organic matter. Must have been fish. The second one has some sort of chemical in it (saltpeter? Arsenic?). It's a bit eroded by water
Anonymous
chc2m
?
No.93122
93123 93126
>>93115
You can refine that number if you like, we can leave it at "They tell Brie how many"
Brie smiles unreservedly. "Danke, genau das musste ich wissen. Ich habe später vielleicht noch mehr Fragen, aber ich muss erst einmal darüber nachdenken."
Crashing out, 'night all.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93123
93127
>>93121
Nothing worth taking, unfortunately, even if he could. He leaves them alone, heading back into the hallway to see what else is left to explore.

>>93122
Sleep well.
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93124
93127
>>93121
Iron inhales sharply at the mysterious substance's burning effect.
"Ooh. Yeah. Gave her some meat and she suddenly was totally fine with me dragging it along."
Iron chuckles.
"Speaking of, what is your business with that tiger?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93125
93127
>>93119
"oh really? how so?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93126
>>93122
Goodnight.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93127
93128 93129 93130
>>93123
Seems to be the hallway to his left now, and the hallway to his left he passed by earlier

>>93124
She gives a small frown at the sexual innuendo then says
"She was captured in the jungle, stored here, then sent off to a buyer in Skyfall"

>>93125
"Tree cover, mountains, clouds, travel. Speed is the biggest part actually. And many other details that are difficult to appreciate until you are actually out on the battlefield"
Anonymous
/qI9A
?
No.93128
93131
>>93127
Iron nods, chuckling at her slight irritation of his joke.
"I see. I suppose it is a sort of exotic pet or are you going to use its hide?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93129
93131
>>93127
To make sure he has nothing left to explore, he tries the hallway he passed earlier.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93130
93131 93132
>>93127
"the Same Could Be Accomplished with some earth ponies and some jets."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93131
93132 93133 93134 93135
>>93128
"If they wanted its hide they would have taken it dead. It must be some kind of pet, or something. We don't ask"

>>93129
Back upstairs?

>>93130
"The hell is a 'jet'?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93132
93134 93136
>>93131
Oh, that hallway. Thought you were talking about one down on that floor.

Silver turns to his left, and continues down this hallway.

>>93130
Jet technology doesn't come around until around 1019.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93133
93136
>>93131
"you know,planes."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93134
>>93131
>>93132
Ooops pretend i said "plane" then.
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93135
93136
>>93131
Iron nods.
"I see."
A little pause.
"So, how is Rays doing? I feel like being taken from her comfort zone back at the abbey, aside from possible mistreatment during her captivity, can do some damage to her mind."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93136
93137 93138 93139
>>93132
There is one room that appears new on the bottom level

>>93133
She laughs
"Planes can't replace pegasi, or even grounded troops for that matter"

>>93135
"As much as losing her parents? She was going to get damaged one way or another. What matters more is how she is built up after that"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93137
93140
>>93136
The dutiful explorer that he is, Silver enters this mysterious new room.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93138
93140
>>93136
"the plane is an amazing Creation. And its not supposed to replace Grounded troops."
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93139
93140 93148
>>93136
"I get it. I was wondering what you were planning with her. I think you are going for a heir to your business if my previous contact with the other mademare is any indication."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93140
93141 93142
>>93139
"That is a possibility. She has a while until then. In the meantime, she shall be an assistant"

>>93138
"And thus the pegasi retains its place in the tip of the spear. Also in the cockpits of new aircraft as well, of course"

>>93137
Would you believe it? A storage room
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93141
93159
>>93140
Iron cocks his head.
"You mean you just took her for any other reason?"
idF3p
?
No.93142
93159
[diceroll]1d20-1=-3{4}[/diceroll]
>>93140
This whole area must have been used for storage, both for test subjects and materials.

Search: Silver gives a look-through in this room for anything of note.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93143
93144 93145 93146
Alright, I am going to sleep
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93144
>>93143
Sleep well!
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93145
>>93143
Night
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93146
93195
>>93143
GoodNight.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93147
>>93000
>The madness begins
>Implying it hasn't been going on for a while now
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93148
93149
>>93139
>Novice Pussy Handler
kek
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93149
93150
>>93148
I need to train harder on my herding skills.
Hopefully the pussy doesn't bite so hard like last time.
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93150
93151
>>93149
Your grab needs to be gentle, yet firm.
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93151
93152
>>93150
Firmness, Iron has. Gentleness is something to be worked but maybe doable. That or he never reaches maturity.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93152
93153
>>93151
Just remember, the act of grabbing the pussy is usually a surprise to the pussy, so while there is an immediate experience of shock the pussy must feel fully supported and assertively stable as it is held. You don't want to abuse the pussy, but it must know that it is being assertively held and be able to feel that it will not be harmed by the grab.
We're talking about cats here right?

Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93153
>>93152
I understand, sensei. The pussy shall be grabbed affectionately and assertively in order to instill discipline and respect.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93154
93155 93156 93157
7BC6BB3F-BA40-4172-B829-2114A80E69BC.gif
Is anypony there?
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93155
>>93154
No ponies. Just hoers.
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93156
>>93154
Here I am, but I'm not going to be very active for today. Maybe I'll squeeze out 1 to 3 responses for today. Busy day ahead and all.
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93157
>>93154
So, I suppose cyka blyat hoers is reporting for duty. At least, after I have a bite to eat. I'm fuckin' starving right now.
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93158
Much better.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93159
93160 93161
>>93142
>>93142
Some barrels, rusted things, rocks. Kind of boring actually

>>93141
“What do you mean?” She asks
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93160
93162
>>93159
Iron simply shrugs.
"It feels like you just took her in without any sort of purpose. Am I wrong with that statement?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93161
93163
>>93159
Seems like most everything of note down here has been destroyed by time and elements. Feeling enough time has passed, Silver downs another potion of Hide From Undead, and continues travelling down the hallway to see if it connects to the other side they had already explored.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93162
93166
>>93160
She has a look of offense, perhaps feigned
“She is my assistant.”
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93163
93164
>>93161
It appears that it does. There is some movement of air through, and a single small hole allowing light in through where the hole was previously located
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93164
93167
>>93163
Good. By time we are ready to head back here, air should be breathable once again. With the lower section explored, Silver heads back upstairs, now on the left side of the catacombs. Before traveling down the unexplored hallway up here, he looks inside of the library that got set ablaze to see if anything is recoverable at all.
/qI9A
?
No.93166
93167
[1d20 = 15]
>>93162
>>93162
"Sure. I get that, but I feel like that was not the plan to begin with. Did you take her in for that explicit purpose or was it something else?"
Iron attempts to get a feel on her current emotions and thoughts.
Previous post is deleted.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93167
93168 93169
>>93164
That’s definitely a search roll

>>93166
Slight annoyance, like she feels like Iron is not understanding her
idF3p
?
No.93168
93171
[diceroll]1d20-1=-7{8}[/diceroll]
>>93167
[Searching Horse Noises]
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93169
93170 93171
>>93167
A little pause.
"Ah, I guess I am overthinking stuff. Well, I am sure you will do great, with how tender and caring you are with my wounds."
A smile adorns Iron's face.
Novice Pussy Handler
/qI9A
?
No.93170
>>93169
Alright, moving out. I'll try phoneposting but beware. I am probably not going to respond.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93171
93172 93173
>>93168
It appears as if most of the lower shelf has not been completely destroyed. However, the items that have been destroyed outnumber those that have not, and many books seem to be basically “charred,” or damaged beyond any easy recovery

>>93169
She nods, and does not smile back
“Yes... she’ll learn eventually” she says, with a bit of annoyance
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93172
93174 93194
>>93171
He sighs, disappointed. Still, when he comes back, at least there will be something from here that can be recovered. There's some worth in that, even if most of this has been destroyed.

One last hallway. With everything else explored, he heads down the last unexplored hallway, directly across from the library he's in.
Plantation Colt
/qI9A
?
No.93173
93174
>>93171
"I suppose."
Iron feels like he stepped a little too far with the foal discussion. He simply remains silent, eager to either end the conversation or redirect it somewhere else.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93174
93175 93176
>>93172
Only two doors. One to the left, one to the right

>>93173
She looks at him with a sort of suspicious curiosity
“What is your role with this whole ‘foal’ thing?”
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93175
93177 93194
>>93174
Silver tries the right door first.
Plantation Colt
/qI9A
?
No.93176
93177
>>93174
"Like I said, I am simply looking out for her and be sure she is as safe as possible."
Iron shrugs.
"Aside from that, nothing too personal."
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93177
93178 93180
>>93176
She nods
“Very well”

>>93175
I think I want to wait until I am back to my laptop to describe this
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93178
>>93177
Sure, I'll wait.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93179
I'll be in soon
Plantation Colt
5DOkJ
?
No.93180
93195
>>93177
Iron hums for a bit.
"You never told me what your business sells and buys. I am pretty sure nopony here would take a tiger, seeing how simple fight clubs are illegal."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93181
93182
Okay. Last I checked, Brie was concocting a diabolical scheme based on what the Lings told him. That,... hasn't changed much.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93182
93183
>>93181
Indeed he was. Kerr nods, and Wesley wraps himself in the blanket
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93183
93184
>>93182
Any decision about how many, or are we leaving that blank for the moment?
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93184
93185
>>93183
If I have to give unique stories for each one of them and they have to be hunted, then four
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93185
93186
>>93184
Technically all they need is names and fancy houses
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93186
93187
>>93185
Eh, four then
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93187
>>93186
Four it is then
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93188
Spark continues his search for a new car of the train. He decides to go towards the front of the train, going back through the sleeper he came from.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93189
93195
Brie is content to stay by the Lings for the time being, thinking about what is to come.
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93190
93191
[Russian Horse Noises]
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93191
93192 93193
>>93190
Um... soon
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93192
>>93191
I'm just announcing my presence for anyone here. Go ahead and do whatever when you're free, I'll be fine.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93193
>>93191
I'll be waiting.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93194
93204
>>93172
I forgot to describe this part
There is a musket and a breastplate on the ground in the hallway

>>93175
This room seems to be rather different from those that preceded it. There is a dresser to the left, a desk, also to the left, and a jacket and sword upon the ground
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93195
93196 93208
>>93180
She grins
"Of course no pony would take a tiger. That is why that specimen was destined to a buyer in Skyfall. As for my business... well, I buy and sell things. Consider me the middlemare, or a master of arbitrage."

>>93189
Kerr starts to rip the bread into pieces, while Wesley stares outside the window

>>93146
Blue Skies seems contented for having proven the superiority of the Pegasi race

"I think it's time we get our ticket" she says

Whether Dark Star is willing to just accept her attitude and words is another thing
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93196
93197
>>93195
Iron nods, somewhat understanding her job.
"I see. What does Skyfall have that would want a tiger? I never heard of the place."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93197
93198
>>93196
"It has wealthy upper class Griffin merchants, who would see owning an exotic animal as a sign of status"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93198
93199
>>93197
Iron's lips extend in a straight line, confused by their customs.
"That is a dumb way to measure eachother's members. I do not think tigers are money-makers unless they were skinned. I would not know myself."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93199
93200
>>93198
“They show them off to guests, I guess. It’s a money maker for me, and that’s all I care about”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93200
93202
>>93199
Iron chuckles.
"You are right. Hopefully the next time I try this, you do not have to spend on more of this thing you are using on me. I would think it would make a dent on your money making."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93201
93202
I'll be in in about 1/2 hour when the MLP stream starts
But, there's little for Brie to do if Onyx and Sparks aren't active.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93202
93203
>>93200
“Assistants getting themselves hurt is not really desired” she says this almost emotionless, as she is focusing on patching up another area of wounds. “I’ve seen dumber injuries”

>>93201
Hopefully one of the two will show up
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93203
93205
>>93202
Iron tilts his head.
"I know."
He looks to the ground for a bit.
"What is your role as a mademare? I never did get that about the profession."
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93204
93205 93209
>>93194
Well, is this not interesting room. Silver first looks through the jacket's pockets, if it has any, for any notes or letters. He also looks at the sword, as it's a bit of a change from the muskets he's seen.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93205
93206 93207
>>93203
She gives a scrunchy frown, and has a look of sort of surprise. At least she isn’t annoyed
“We are fully inducted members of the syndicate. Our job is to carry out money making operations. With the approval of the Underboss, of course”

>>93204
An older version. A Canterlot sword. There is indeed a note
which will have to wait because my parents want me to drive them or something

It appears there is also more to this room than originally seen upon entering
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93206
>>93205
Alright.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93207
93209
>>93205
Iron nods, snickering at the scrunchiness in display.
"So you are a sort of business mare? I think that makes sense. I am rather surprised how calm this place is, comparing to the other mademare's location. No guards, no thugs. Just you and Rays."
(Did I ask her name? I do not remember...)
A slight frown is made at the possible forgetfulness Iron may show if asked.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93208
93209
>>93195
"Pegasi are ponies just like the rest of us, yea i was thinking it was about that time as well."
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93209
93211 93212 93214
>>93204
The note:

“Wildfire, we have been following Joseph Curwhinny for some time now. His strange behaviors have made him the source of many rumors, and only his near monopoly over the import of many rumors have kept him within the good graces of society. Recently, we’ve come in contact with one of his confederates. One Cinnamon Corn, has revealed much about his secret activities, and I fear we’ve found the truth is worse than the speculation of any old mare. His crimes range from grave robbing to Dark necromancy to probable mass murder, or at least grave mistreatment of his Zebra slaves.

To know the extent of his crimes makes his marriage to my Midnight Maelstorm all the more unbearable. She was the light of my life. When he took her from me last year, I was heartbroken. I was certain that it was only though coercion that her father approved the arrangement, and I determined myself to dissolve this unlawful union. Simply seeing her with him was painful. To know with certainty that he is a monster makes it utterly intolerable.

We will put an end to him, and to his dark magic. He has caused enough suffering.

-Whipperwill
December 17, 769”

>>93208
“And some are better than others” she says, nodding

She summons the waiter, and asks her to bring the check, which runs at Perhaps 25 buts, mostly because of the wine

>>93207
“Not every pony advertises their true nature for all to see, as if it were a badge of honor. Some mares prefer subtlety.”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93211
93213
>>93209
Iron nods.
"Understandable. While I cannot be too subtle with my body and all, I do get that it is useful in many situations."
He solidifies his point by stomping the floor with one of his front hooves.

Anonymous
Q8+HA
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No.93212
93213
>>93209
Dark Star drops the correct amount down and 10 bits as a tip.
Anonymous
3mLBB
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No.93213
93215 93216
>>93211
She looks down at Iron’s hooves, and with a half frown, nods

>>93212
The waiter expresses surprise at the large tip
“Thank you.”
What remains of the wine belongs to Dark Star
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93214
93217
>>93210
The letter is fine. The issue is the severe disparity between this letter's date and last letter sent from Curwhinny to Corn. Unless that's intentional.

>>93209
Hmm. Well, it seems as though things did not end well for Whipperwill. It also seems as though Cinnamon Corn told them about what Curwhinny did, one year prior to his note to her. Silver gives the sword a couple swings to see if it could be recovered while he trots around the room. Why does this room seem so odd to him?
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93215
93217
>>93213
Iron nods.
"So, do you have any friends in the gang?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93216
93217
>>93213
Dark Star Stashes the wine bottle in his satchel
"Ready to Get Going,my sweet?"
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93217
93218 93220 93222
>>93214
It was because I didn’t bother to check the old threads to make sure the date was correct before making the last post. It should be rectified to something like October 769

The sword is definitely rusty, and the rust has dulled the blade.

Hanging in the room are several portraits. There is also a door way leading into another room

>>93215
“But of course I do”

>>93216
She nods
“I am”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93218
93219
>>93217
"I suppose that is private business?"
Iron looks at his body so far, trying to gauge how long until the healing process is done.
Anonymous
3mLBB
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No.93219
93221
>>93218
“Not... really. No.” She’s about done now
“After all, it is like a large family”
idF3p
?
No.93220
93224
[diceroll]1d20-1=-15{16}[/diceroll]
>>93217
Okie dokie.

Give it good cleaning and sharpening, maybe it will serve well. Silver decides to keep it, wrapping up the rusted weapon in cloth to keep it from accidentally causing damage to any other of his possessions.

Search: Who needs this many portraits in one room? Silver investigates them for anything unusual, or to see if they are hiding any compartments or the like.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93221
93224
>>93219
Iron nods.
"Ah, like what Cauldron said. 'Camaraderie' and all. Is it really true?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
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No.93222
93223 93224 93227
>>93217
Dark Star Stands up a little slower than usual,
"heh that wine is pretty strong. it really crept up on me."
He Holds out his hoof to hold hooves with blue
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93223
>>93222
L-lewd.
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93224
93225 93226 93227
>>93221
She nods, though still not smiling
“Camaraderie is the best word for it, I suppose. It’s born of a sort of common interest, and is based upon a duty to each other.”

>>93220
There is a large portrait of what seems to be a family together. There is a young ashen grey unicorn stallion cozied up to a valise looking unicorn mare. Both are wearing fancy dress of a much older clothing model. Beneath them are four smaller unicorns, a pink female, a white male, a grey fillie and a little green colt. To the right of this portrait is an aged ashen grey unicorn stallion. To the left is a portrait just of the mare. Further to the left of that is a monocled white unicorn stallion with a black mane. The portraits on the left and right most seem a bit further away from the wall than the center two

>>93222
Her ears, which had been angled down slowly go up, and she smiles as she accepts the hoof
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93225
93229
>>93224
Iron nods, a little frown appearing yet again.
"I suppose. You do not sound so... eager about it."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93226
93229
>>93224
"Even your hooves feel nice. you truly are an amazing mare."
Dark Star Leads her towards the exit and then to a taxi.

Silver
idF3p
?
No.93227
93229
>>93222
>>93224
I didn't know Blue was into such degeneracy.

>>93224
Hmm. I wonder if there were any issues between ponies in those two portraits. Not finding anything else about the portraits, Silver moves on to checking the desk and drawers in this room.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93228
93229
Onyx looks for some shotglasses to clean on the train
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93229
93230 93231 93232 93233
>>93227
I meant to say that they looked raised away from the surface they were hanging over
I’m shocked you haven’t tried it with her
Two simple notebooks in the desk, and a quill

>>93225
She shrugs
“It can be a tough business, but I don’t know where I’d rather be”

>>93226
Her hooves do feel somewhat soft. Certainly she has fluffy fetlocks

>>93228
Unfortunately, there are no shot glasses in his room. At least Brie should be back in his room by now

The griffin waves them as they go out, and a taxi is hailed quickly
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93230
93238 93240
>>93229
Onyx decides to go check on Brie, doing the special knock on the door.
Anonymous
sxWmF
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No.93231
93234
>>93229
"Jugendliche, ich werde etwas zu trinken holen. Möchtest du etwas? Wasser? Saft?" Brie says to the Lings.
Silver
idF3p
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No.93232
93234
>>93229
Okay, rereading it, I did indeed just read it wrong. Honestly thought you were just describing their position compared to the other portraits. Forget Silver said anything about that, then.

Silver looks through the notebooks to see if they have anything in them the Black Hooves would want.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93233
93234
>>93229
Iron's lips extends, even more confused.
"You mean you do not know where to go if not for the gang of all things? You seem fit to do whatever you want."
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93234
93235 93236 93237 93238
>>93232
These notebooks are business records. One contains the destinations and routes of ships, the other logs contents and imports

>>93231
“Ja” Wesley says, not actually giving a specific answer to the “or” question. Kerr nods likewise.

There is a knocking on the door in the described pattern

>>93233
“There are none that make as much money as I can here”
Anonymous
sxWmF
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No.93235
93238
>>93234
"Okay, ich komme bald wieder. Denken Sie daran, die Tür und 2 Schläge zu verriegeln, Pause und 1 Schlag." Brie says in his horribly compromised jewgle translation, heading out for the main lounge bar.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93236
93240
>>93234
Could be of some use. Silver takes it anyways, before looking to see what could be behind the two portraits.
qOe/v
?
No.93237
93240
[1d20 = 13]
>>93234
Iron nods yet again.
"Of course."
Another check on his body is done, maybe sneak a look over to the unicorn to see if he finds anything of note or out of place like any scar or abnormality.
Anonymous
sxWmF
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No.93238
93239 93240
>>93234
>>93235
Strike that, I missed this post. >>93230
Hmmm. How about just as Brie is leaving when the knock occurs? 8D
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93239
93242
>>93238
>The two ponies run into each other in the doorway
That'd work
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93240
93241 93244 93245 93246
>>93230
I think onyx would basically run into Brie coming out

>>93236
Indeed there are. Two books, each in a cavity behind the two portraits. Smaller books, more like note books

>>93237
Small scar, on the front leg under the shoulder

>>93238
Sure
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93241
93248
>>93240
These Silver most definitely checks for anything related to alchemy or Curwhinny's experiments.
Anonymous
sxWmF
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No.93242
93244
>>93239
"Oh, splendid you're here! Come, I need a drink, and the little ones need water,... or juice. They didn't specify. Come come!" Brie urges Onyx toward the main lounge.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93244
93246
>>93240
Potato potato, same difference.
>>93242
"Er... Okay?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93245
93248
>>93240
Iron slightly widens his eyes at this newfound discovery.
"How did you get a scar under your shoulder?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93246
93247 93248
>>93244
"Splendid!"
>>93240
Brie leads the way to the main lounge.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93247
>>93246
The pony shaped rock is dragged along, suspiciously crystal and suspiciously smelling of whiskey
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93248
93249 93250 93251
>>93241
One is under the portrait of the white monocled unicorn. It looks as if it includes a number of family secrets for various families in the Baltimare area. The other book is under the portrait of the old ashen grey unicorn, and seems kind of dark and mysterious

>>93246
It is so.

>>93245
She looks down at the scar.
“In such a dangerous trade, I am content to have gained fewer scars in several years than you have in less than an hour”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93249
93252
>>93248
Iron shakes his head, chuckling.
"You are right. Still, I thought your role was a of a business owner. How did you manage to get a scar to begin with? Did you have to do thug work like I am doing?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
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No.93250
93252
>>93248
Approaching the bar,... is it open now?
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93251
93252
>>93248
The first book is most definitely of interest to the Black Hooves, even if it's not about Curwhinny's research. The second...well, Silver thinks it might be. It looks like the kind of tome Curwhinny would have learned dark magic from, at least. I wish I was more skilled in magic, at times like this. Like White Light, or even Spark. I could tell if there was any magic from this or not. After a few moments of back-and-forth arguments in his head, he slowly opens the book to get a peak at it's contents. Of particular note, he avoids using his magic to do so, using only his hooves to interact with it.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93252
93253 93254 93255
>>93251
It definitely pertains to necromancy, though it is smaller than the book Silver found the last time

>>93250
Indeed it is. There are a few more ponies there, as well as that same stallion from earlier

>>93249
She raises her leg, and looks at the scar again
“Beware when handling some of the magical items” she says
“But I earned my position
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93253
93256
>>93252
Perfect.
"Come on Onyx, I'm buying. I've got much to tell you."
Silver
idF3p
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No.93254
93255 93263
>>93252
He quickly closes it up and takes it, along with the other book. They will definitely want this.

Alright, so if I were to guess, I would say next room must be bedroom... Silver carefully steps through the doorway to the next room.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93255
93263 93264
>>93252
Iron's lips curl downwards, disliking the thought of a mare getting hurt, even if it was her choice.
"I see. You do seem to keep track of everything around here."
Another check at his body to see if the process has been accomplished, his face looking forwards, lost in thought.
(I am not sure what to do now that Ash's job will be over after this visit. I suppose there is always Cauldron to give jobs for me. Maybe the unicorn as well. What to do. Should I try to pick a fight with that Fillipe fellow or just go to Cauldron, maybe have a little chat and a hug?)
>>93254
You better not make the Black Hooves evil lich monsters with those books.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93256
93257
>>93253
"Well if you're buying...."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93257
93258 93263
>>93256
"Indeed"
Brie addresses the bartender. "A triple whiskey, neat. Make it two."
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93258
93259
>>93257
"So what is it you want to tell me?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93259
93260
>>93258
Assuming their drinks are served, Brie wanders to a table away from the bar so they can talk less auspiciously.
"Surely you've deduced by now that we're not just going on a sight-seeing tour, yes?"
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93260
93261
>>93259
"I figured as much, so you're gonna tell me where we're going?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93261
93262
>>93260
Looking around to make sure no one is listening. "The Changeling Hegemony." He says with a wink.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93262
93266
>>93261
"..."
Onyx's coat instantly goes dull and his eyes just about pop from their sockets
"The fucking WHAT"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93263
93264 93265 93268
>>93254
The first thing he would notice is that there is a large set of wooden planks on the ground, which evidently must have been blocking the door at one point. There is a red "X" on the wood. To the right is a dresser and a bed - although the covers and the like look quite molded, dust covered, and disrupted. To the left in the front is a table, and further back is a stone trunk, or something to that effect.

>>93255
"I wouldn't be terribly good at my job if I did not, now would I?"

>>93257
"Coming right up" says the black maned earth pony
in red uniform. He seems older than the other bartender, but still young
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93264
>>93255
I mean, as much as Silver doesn't like that idea, I guess he'll have to trust that they have at least a bit of sense.

>>93263
That is...alarming... Silver cautiously proceeds to enter the room, naturally a little worried about how this room had been boarded up at one point. At least nothing has been on the bed in a long time, judging from the dust buildup.

The first thing he checks is the dresser, as it's the first thing he sees.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93265
93271
>>93263
Iron nods, still lost in thought.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93266
93267 93271
>>93262
"Oh don't act so surprised. You didn't think they were going to be cooped up in a room the whole time did you? Where they will end up will be up to them, but I'm going to see to it that the Hive learns precisely what Comte and his goons have been up to. One of two things will happen. Either they will help us bring him down,... or we'll get strung up and eaten." Brie says with a smile, taking a sip of his whiskey,... as soon as its served.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93267
93269 93271
>>93266
"You're insane, you know that? Absolutely fucking insane."
Onyx slams his head into the table.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93268
93271 93274
>>93263
Spark attempts to go through to the next car forward on the train.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93269
93270
>>93267
"Oh you, you're just saying that." Brie says blushing. "But I'm perfectly serious. For Comte to have amassed his wealth and stature, as well as a cadre of degenerate colt-fuckers suggests they have a means of avoiding the law. This means that they can't be brought down by conventional means, and sorry to say but I don't have alot of faith in the Black Hooves. There's 4 other ponies in addition to Comte who were in on his distasteful practices, and I'd imagine a dozen or more lackeys on top of it. Who could be better for infiltration than a Changeling?"
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93270
93276
>>93269
Onyx slowly picks his head up to look at Brie
"And you expect me out of all ponies to show up at the changeling's doorstep begging for help?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93271
93272 93273 93279
>>93266
The dresser is very old, and starting to rot where it stands. It stands nevertheless. The lower drawers - which barely comeout at all, and do not go back in - contain the rotted remains of what appear to have been clothes. In the top drawer is a container of something - it's shaped as a cologne container - and two skinny books

>>93265
"So, what is your role in the gang exactly?" she asks

>>93268
It's going to take a while to pull the descriptions out of the old thread with this computer

>>93267
"Are you okay sir?" asks a black maned brown earth pony in red uniform
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93272
93274
>>93271
For fear of bringing the whole thing down with them, Silver very carefully removes the two books to give them a look-through.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93273
93274
>>93271
"As far as gang hierarchy goes, I am but a simple thug. Only job I did was to escort Cauldron and act intimidating, maybe crack some pony skulls when they were being stubborn. Nothing much aside from that."
Iron shrugs, a grin on his face.
"Well, now I can add "Tiger Handling" to the list."

Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93274
93275 93280 93288
>>93272
That's probably a good thing, because the dresser rocks as he removes them

One book details the outbreak of a plague in the early to mid eighth century. The other book seems to be a collection of love notes

>>93273
She laughs
"Perhaps you should stick to smaller, softer creatures. Like ponies"

>>93268
This is assuming he is heading from his car towards the front of the train

This car is a sleeping car, a “six bedroom, 10 roommate” car of dense greens: The “Everfree” car. The corridor remains on the left until it moves back into the center
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93275
93277
>>93274
Iron openly laughs.
"I will try to, but I will not back down if offered this job again. It is all about pushing yourself to the limit, after all."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93276
93279
>>93270
"To be honest, not at all. I would HOPE you didn't wuss out, but I had expected that either you or Spark would have no stomach for it. But I planned for that. In fact, I need at least one of you to travel BACK to Baltimare and relay a message to both the rest of the group, as well as Blue Skies and her Black Hooves friends." he says that last part with a slightly dismissive wave of his hoof.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93277
93283
>>93275
She laughs slightly, and then nods with a smile
"Indeed it is. 'Push it to the limit.'"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93278
He continues. "I had thought to relay a message by mail, but it occurred to me that I can't trust the mail system with something of a sensitive nature such as this. No it has to be hoof-delivered by someone I can trust."
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93279
93285
>>93271
"Never better...."
>>93276
"Wuss out my ass, I don't do business with changelings. I don't even like the fact I know two of them! But we'll talk to Spark about who'll head back."
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93280
93281 93286
>>93274
Aww... Nothing the Black Hooves have need of, but Silver takes them anyways. It's sort of like keeping the good part of Curwhinny alive, he thinks.

Next up: the stone trunk. Silver inspects it, finding such a piece of furniture odd with everything else being wood. Could be there's something particularly important inside Curwhinny wanted preserved from the elements.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93281
93282
>>93280
long, rectangular, stone. There is writing on the wall in big, ponish letters above it
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93282
>>93281
Silver decides that it's probably a good idea to read the lettering above it first before doing anything to it.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93283
93284
>>93277
"Next time, I hope the thing being pushed is not my meat out of my body."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93284
93286 93287 93289
What follows is written in bright white block letters, and remains perfectly visible on the wall:

THIS IS A WARNING TO ANY WHO MAY COME UPON IT, AS WHAT LIES BENEATH IS A DANGER EVEN TO GENERATIONS YET UNBORN

THIS IS NOT A PLACE OF HONOR
NOTHING IS COMMEMORATED HERE, NOR IS ANYTHING OF VALUE SEALED HERE
WHAT IS SEALED AWAY BENEATH THESE WORDS IS BOTH DANGEROUS AND DISTURBING TO US
SEALED AWAY BENEATH THESE WORDS IS A LICH, AN EVIL MAGE WHO HAS TRADED HIS SOUL FOR IMMORTAL LIFE
HE IS AS DANGEROUS IN YOUR TIME AS HE WAS IN OURS

HE MAY BE UNLEASHED ONLY BY THE PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION OF HIS SARCOPHAGUS

There are arrows point down to the stone trunk

>>93283
She's a little disgusted by the suggesting of a pony being physically butchered
"Yeah, you should probably try to avoid that
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93285
93288 93295
>>93279
"Where IS Spark anyway? He'll want to hear all this."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93286
>>93280
Oh yes, the first part of >>93284 is for Silver

Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93287
93350 93354
>>93284
Iron shakes his head.
"Sorry. It is the after effects of being clawed and bitten at."
He chuckles.
"Well, do you need anything else while I am here? Even with my injuries, I may be of help. You never know when you need to carry a heavy crate."
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93288
93292
>>93274
>>93285
I continue on until I find Brie or Onyx.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93289
93290 93292
>>93284
... Yup, it was a good idea to read that first. Silver promptly nopes away from the sarcophagus, at least for the time being. Is that Joseph Curwhinny? Did those militia ponies actually capture him? How? What happened to him and Midnight Maelstrom? These and many other questions come to mind as he finishes off his search by getting on the ground and looking underneath the bed for anything, like a safe or a lockbox.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93290
93291 93292
>>93289
Reminder that Onyx actually broke the thing but was swiftly repaired.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93291
>>93290
Nah, that was a different sarcophagus in a different part of the catacombs...I think...
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93292
93293 93294 93295
>>93290
That was actually a different sarcophagus to a different undead sorcerer

>>93289
Well, there is a note on the ground. It's not on a desk, it's not inside of a leather jacket, it's simply folded up and lying there, as if dropped

>>93288
Brie is one car over, past a lounge area, past what seems to be a barbershop, is a bar area, where both Brie and Onyx can be sitting
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93293
93306 93309
>>93292
Never know what you might find hiding underneath beds. Silver grabs time long-lost note and, you guessed it, reads it.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93294
>>93292
Plot thickened.
Anyways I'll head off to bed. Before I go, did the unicorn tell her name to Iron. Just making sure.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93295
93296
>>93292
>>93285
I walk over to them.
"There you two are."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93296
93297
>>93295
"Ah! There you are! You're just in time! Order yourself a drink, on me, and pull up a chair. You're going to love the next part!" He smiles, taking another sip of his whiskey.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93297
93298
>>93296
I pull up a chair and sit down. Tipsy rests on the counter.
"What next part?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93298
93299
>>93297
"What do YOU think about changelings?"
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93299
93300
>>93298
"Dangerous to say the least."
I look around to make sure no pony else is listening.
I whisper to Brie "But darn cute. If these ones were evil, they would have attacked everypony on this train by now."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93300
93301
>>93299
"This train isn't going on a sight-seeing tour. This train is taking us to their Hive of origin." Brie whispers back.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93301
93302
>>93300
"Why did you lie to me? Are we even prepared to go there?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93302
93303
>>93301
"Would you have come if I hadn't? Relax, I've got this all planned out. You can back out if you're squeamish about the idea, but yes, that's the plan." Brie gets serious for a moment. "You saw the dungeon, how do you think the Changelings will react hearing what went on down there?"
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93303
93304
>>93302
"I would like to hear this plan, unless that's another secret."
Anonymous
sxWmF
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No.93304
93305
>>93303
"Its really quite simple. I plan to petition the Changelings for assistance in taking down Comte and his cronies. The Lings have told me that there were 4 others in on his,... perverse habits, and one can assume they would be well connected. I hope to enlist a hoof-full of Changelings to replace Comte and his associates, and from there go through their underground pony by pony and eliminate them. Comte is too well connected to be brought down by the standard authorities, and the Black Hooves don't seem to have the mettle to spill blood where its necessary. So, I plan to make a deal with the Changelings. Their help or mine, now and going forward."
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93305
93307
>>93304
"And when they double cross?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93306
93309 93311 93316
>>93293

"Whipperwhil,

In the time since we've last conversed, I've rekindled my acquaintance with Curwhinny. Though he has been fairly cold towards me over the past few years, I was able to gain a sense of his daily routine. He has been spending an increasing amount of time in his house by the seashore, and less time on his farm estate further uptown. However, he still visits the farm on a predictable schedule, going there on Saturday evenings, while tending to leave his wife and son behind in the seaside estate - though he has been bringing them along more than once. Judging based upon the occasions that I have walked in, as well as upon silhouettes visible in the farm house windows, it seems that he retreats to the network of catacombs for perhaps a few hours at a time, typically less if his new family is with him. What he does in that time is difficult to determine, although the amount of time spent in the catacombs tends to be less than he would spend in his earlier years. He still meets with his family for church on Sunday mornings at Saint Eligius, where he has maintains a public profile.

It should be possible, first, to watch as his wagon leaves the seaside house on a Saturday, and then to see if he is bringing along Maelstrom and Tall Mast, or if those two stay behind. He tends to be inside of the catacombs after 8 PM. There are two entrances to this underground network, one in the law twenty paces southeast of the well, and the other in the basement of the farm house. It should be possible to catch him alone in the catacombs. He does keep servants around, and there may be some around, so be prepared for a possible fight. You have asked me about the extent of his magical powers, and I will say that he is indeed rather powerful and knowledgeable. He has completed at least the first steps to becoming a lich, although he maintains at least most of the outward signs of a mortal body. As you have probably seen yourself, he seems to have stalled the process of aging more than a decade ago. However, he retains his pony appearance, and has even fathered a colt. In the past I asked him about immortality, and he told me fairly mystically about 'the conquest of death, though he has been more reticent to similar questions recently. It should be assumed that he has done something to himself, and that he is resilient enough for the process of killing him to be far more difficult than simply slitting his throat as he sleeps.

You asked me if he had placed a part of his soul in phylactery, and I must say that I do not know for certain, but he has made comments to the effect that he has. I believe the most likely item for this purpose is an old locket he had with a small painting of his deceased wife, Wood Hill. I have not seen this locket in a while, and it is impossible to say where he could have hidden it. I will say that, with his resources, he could have hidden it anywhere on three continents, or simply thrown it into the sea, so it is best to be prepared for not finding it.

I myself will be leaving soon, to Albion, then perhaps even later to the far North of Griffonia.

- Cinnamon Corn"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93307
93308
>>93305
"Changelings are many things, but they have a code of honor underneath it all. They would not betray an agreement, they would just take advantage of a lack of one."
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93308
93310
>>93307
"Ok, but how do we start that agreement without them simply draining us and spreading war propaganda to be rid of both Comte and normal pony alike?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93309
>>93306
>>93293
Dated December 27, 769
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93310
93312
>>93308
"That will depend on the Lings to be honest. What they have to say is going to decide our fates. Or fate, if you two decide not to involve yourselves, and to be honest I expected that at least one of you wouldn't want to."

Silver
idF3p
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No.93311
93313
>>93306
Did Blue take the locket from Silver after he showed it to her? I don't think she did.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93312
93314
>>93310
"There is absolutely no way I see this working, but I am not going to leave unless you tell me to. Hopefully the little bit of magic I have might be of use before this is over."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93313
93316
>>93311
I think that remained in Silver’s possession
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93314
93315
>>93312
"Why do I have a say in it?" Brie asks, with unabashed confusion.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93315
93317
>>93314
"Well, you are the leader of this mission."
Silver
idF3p
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No.93316
93320
>>93313
Thought so. Thanks.

>>93306
It's a little surprising, Silver would have to admit, as he rereads through the message a couple of times to make sure he read it right. He had thought already that the locket had held sentimental value to Curwhinny, but for it to actually contain a part of his soul? He digs through his bags for the small silver locket, suddenly grateful he had kept possession of it. Of all the places he could have kept it, he kept it hidden right under his own house. And had it not been for the mining operations that exposed the catacombs in the first place, it's likely it would never have been found.

He puts it back in his bags, safe and sound. He'll have to meet up with everypony, explain to them what he found. This is big.

He looks one last time at the sarcophagus in the room, pledging to himself that he'll come back soon and put this old pony to his final rest. For now, he has one last room to explore, in the hallway across from him.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93317
93318
>>93315
"The mission was getting the Lings out of Baltimare without alerting the authorities. If you don't want to continue you don't have to. As I said to Onyx, part of the plan is for somepony to return to Baltimare and carry a message to Blue Skies. You don't HAVE to continue if you don't want to. I won't lie, the chance of dying is pretty high." Brie says finally, and with no mirth.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93318
93319
>>93317
"Yeah, but I can't just leave. This could change the fate of Equestria here. If we fail, we might just doom everypony. I'm still fuzzy on what happens if we succeed, but we can't risk failure."
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93319
93321
>>93318
"If we fail, we die. If we succeed, we bring down a venomous presence that stands at the top of Equestrian politics, and in so doing achieve a measure of peace and cooperation with a group that has long stood a threat to Equestria for decades. Are you feeling lucky?" Brie says with a wink, swigging down the last of his whiskey.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93320
93322 93323
>>93316
It’s still stone and rectangular. Hopefully the sounds he hears don’t actually come from it, but from distant construction equipment.

The room across the hallway is the most damaged, most smashed room of them all. It is fairly large, with many tables in it, though many are flipped over or even broken. There are many broken and shattered glasses upon the ground, and various spilled chemicals. There are also several pink crystals, some shattered, some intact
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93321
93323
>>93319
"Well, perhaps. I'll have to gauge our luck some more by first crossing into their land alive."
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93322
93327
>>93320
Probably should not cut myself on this floor. To this end, Silver keeps damn sure to avoid any broken glass, even if he's wearing boots. He also grabs the pink crystals, at least those that are intact. Clearly they must have some connection to what Curwhinny did here, to find them both here and at the crypts he saw earlier.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93323
93324 93327
>>93321
"Well, now both of you know the plan, and I expect you have much to think about. I need to get back to the little ones."
>>93320
Brie gets up out of his seat and approaches the bar. "I've got all the drinks for me and my friends there. Additionally, I would like some water and fruit juice for my room."
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93324
93325
>>93323
"How are they doing?"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93325
93326
>>93324
"Good so far. They had a good time exploring the train, and they seemed to enjoy a bite of food, not that they would be as taken as it as a pony would, but Wesley seemed to enjoy cheesecake, and Kerr seemed to enjoy a kiwi. Wesley was quite amazed by the view in both of the observation domes, and I plan to take them out of the room on several occasions throughout the trip. But they also told me more of their story, which quite honestly only makes me more resolved in the intended plan. I know its madness, unreservedly. Its still what I'm going to do."
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93326
93328
>>93325
"I'm glad they are remaining calm. Do they know about the plan?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93327
93328 93329
>>93322
They are fairly neat crystals. A light pink in a dodecahedron shape

>>93323
“Sure. What sort of fruit juice? We have apple, grapefruit, passion fruit, orange juice...”
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93328
93332
>>93326
"Yes."
>>93327
"Yes, that will be fine."
idF3p
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No.93329
93331
[diceroll]1d20-1=-12{13}[/diceroll]
>>93327
Once again, Silver wishes he had some measure of knowledge about magic, crystals, and artefacts. Or better yet, if he had his daughter by his side. The best he figures on his own, they're meant to store some kind of magical energy.

Search: With the crystals gathered, Silver looks around for anything else that can be recovered from this mess of a room.
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93330
93332
(Meaning, all of them)
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93331
93334
>>93329
There are indeed papers. these, however, appear to be damaged or torn, and how much, if any is recoverable is not clear
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93332
93333
>>93328
>>93330
"Very... Very well, I will get your juices"
Anonymous
sxWmF
?
No.93333
93334
>>93332
Quads cuz Football
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93334
93335
>>93331
If anypony would be suited to figuring that out, it would be the Black Hooves. He grabs what he sees of them.

There. I am not sure if this took more work than I expected, or less. He's actually a little relieved, as he makes his way back to the room where he had stashed all of the alchemical components he had found and gathers them up. At least nothing went too terribly wrong, and he's completely finished with exploring the depths of the catacombs. He feels the full weight of everything he has collected, as he carries what he can on his person. What he can't he keeps levitated next to him. It'll make for a very impressive haul for Blue.

>>93333
Checked.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93335
93336
>>93334
And thus it is that Silver Sword has evidently uncovered the secrets, or at least most of the secrets, of the Silver Lake Community Development Project
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93336
93337
>>93335
Bully for Silver!

With everything gathered, Silver makes his way out via the farmhouse entrance, to free himself from the gloomy, dank atmosphere of the undead-filled catacomb halls. A pony truly doesn't realize how much they love Celestia's light until they've spent an extended period underground in a place like this.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93337
93338
>>93336
As silver leaves the mildew infested catacombs and looks outside, he can once again gain appreciation for what exactly the old farm grounds are now - a vacant lot in the middle of an encroaching city, with much of the grass already removed, an artificial lake partly drained, and construction equipment and partly built multi-story apartment buildings past the chain linked fence and on the other side of the road from this brown lot
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93338
93339
>>93337
Time marches ever onwards. Silver sits down in front of the leveled farmhouse, setting the jars of alchemical substances beside him and removing the gas mask he had been wearing. After such an adventure, there's nothing else Silver feels like doing more than just enjoying a nice cigarette, which he does after fishing a pack out of his bags and lighting one up. As he takes a nice long drag, capped off with a satisfied sigh, he looks out to the city before him and reflects on these changing times. He can only imagine how different Baltimare must have looked, 250 years ago when Curwhinny was still alive.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93339
93340 93341
>>93338
From the little patches of what what was that can remain a picture can be pieced together: long, flowing grass meadows, with a creek and a scattered trees on a property that varied in altitude perhaps 20 feet from the lowest point to the highest point. Beyond the property, where the apartment buildings are now, were forests, or at least denser croppings of oak trees, and other deciduous trees. At least that's what the trees that remain in those areas would suggest. As for the buildings of that era - none remain here. Then again, it seems like none were there.

They certainly didn't have Luna's preferred cigarette brand, so at least that has improved over the years. Even if the damned fascists put a bit a pack tax on it
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93340
93342
>>93339
*angry grumbling noises*

Still, seems like it would be a nice place, were it not for the secret necromantic practices going on right under the noses of this area's inhabitants. Silver could see himself living in a place like this. He exhales some smoke, remember how quickly it seems cities all across Equestria have changed, even just since he was born. It makes him feel like a relic of a bygone era.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93341
93342
>>93339
Silver checks the time on his pocket watch, wondering how long it is until he said he'd meet with Blue.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93342
93343
>>93340
>>93340
As the cities urbanize, industrialize and sprawl, many areas remain wild and untamed. It is not just the Ever Free Forests - to the south, in the Forbidden Jungles, and the Hayseed swamps, there be monsters, and dragons over in the badlands.

And if Silver is relic of a northern Equestria that no longer exists, at least he is not the only living antique. After all, Blue Skies' views on pony race relations are so antiquarian - or atavistic - as to be something straight out of a Hearth's Warming Eve tale. As the world moves forward, not all of it moves forward at equal pace.

>>93341
Not long. Maybe enough time to visit the store, but soon
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93343
93344
>>93342
He wonders to himself what future generations would think of all of this, and ponies such as himself they would surely view as backward, and who had yet to 'get with the times'. Who knows, with all of that space stuff he's heard about in those science-fiction novels, maybe those future generations of ponies will even be living among the stars, having long since given up the bounds of their home plant. Might be not all of that he's heard of is so ridiculous after all.

Ah, well. Something to ponder further another day. He takes one last drag on his cigarette before snuffing it out, gathering the jars back together, and heading out. He wants to head to the gun store, see if they can't clean this SMG he's found, get it into working order. If he's lucky, they can also take care of this sword he found. Probably not, but it can't hurt to try.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93344
93345
>>93343
Has Silver never heard of the exploits of the Baltimare Gun Club, a group of weapons enthusiasts who, so many decades ago, decided to build a magic smooth-bore cannon to propel them from Equestria to the Moon? Perhaps that is a tale for another day. On to the gun shop
Silver
idF3p
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No.93345
93346
>>93344
Silver has not, in fact, heard of this group, but I am certain he would be interested in what would drive a pony to do something of that sort someday. This talk of ponies riding rockets is ridiculous enough as it is: after all, rockets explode.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93346
93347
>>93345
This is definitely worth a revisit, but not right now
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93347
93348
>>93346
Someday. As for the now: HI HO, SILVER!
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93348
93349 93350
>>93347
Uh... Does that mean to the gun store, or your will be going to sleep for now?
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93349
>>93348
Eh, I should probably sleep, I suppose.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93350
>>93348
Be sure to respond to >>93287 when everything in your mind is made up.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93351
93352 93353
1636426__safe_artist-colon-anonymous_oc_oc-colon-aryanne_oconly_bread_earthpony_eating_female_.png
Hello?
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93352
>>93351
Hello.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93353
93354
_henlo stinky birbs.png
>>93351

Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93354
93355 93357
>>93287
>>93287
With a flat expression, she says
"No, I don't. Not unless you are looking to shake down ponies or griffins for money, anyways"

>>93353
As he was last seen, Dark Star was getting into a taxi with his marefriend and holding hooves
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93355
93356
>>93354
Iron nods.
"Understood. I think you will do well with Rays."
A smile appears on his face.
"Just be sure not to prove me wrong, will you?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93356
93359
>>93355
With still flat expression
"Let us hope she is not a disappointment"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93357
93358
>>93354
L-lewd
Dark Star Helps Blue Into the taxi then gets in himself.
"to the fairgrounds on Benjamare Franklin boulevard, my good colt."

Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93358
93360
>>93357
Smiling, and happily enough, Blue Skies says
"Oh but Dark Star, I [i]do[/i have to work"]
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93359
93361
>>93356
Iron nods.
"We shall see."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93360
93361
>>93358
Dark Star Smiles Back happily at her
"that's fine we can pick up tickets for later."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93361
93362 93363
>>93359
She nods

>>93360
She smiles, pets his ears, leans in, and whispers into his ears
"Pegasi are the superior race"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93362
93364
>>93361
Iron simply looks over his body once more.
Are we making time to see if Ash comes back or is there other history that I missed still?
Also, Skies no bully Earth horse.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93363
93364
>>93361
Dark Star laughs it off.
"If you say so."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93364
93365 93367
>>93362
Well, he's still pretty damned injured, although the bleeding has definitely stopped
Ash isn't coming back

>>93363
*Pegasus noises*
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93365
93366
>>93364
Dark Star plays with her ears
"A cute."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93366
93368
luftpatpluswings.gif
>>93365
Fluffy little cups that twitch when touched
The driver asks, "where to then?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93367
93369
>>93364
Just making sure.
Iron, seeing how the mare has finished her treatment that sealed his wounds with the magic burning fluid, lowers his forelegs and raises her flanks up, making a whole body stretch after so much time being still.
"Ah~ Well, that was some good potion you have used on me."
His forelegs moves ever so slightly forwards, his chest slidint across the floor to ensure that no muscle is left unstrectched while her rearleg hooves maintained his rear up.
After such a display, he returns to the normal position, a dopey smile on his face.
"Do you think you can help put my armor on?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93368
93369
>>93366
"The fairgrounds."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93369
93370 93373
>>93368
"Alright"

>>93367
"Well, I guess if you're not able to put it on yourself... And it's not a potion, it's a disinfectant."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93370
93371
>>93369
Iron shakes his head.
"I can, but it is usually too time consuming to put it on by myself."
He starts picking up the chest plate, aligning it with the respective body part.
"'Dees-een-fectant', a curious name."

Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93371
93372
>>93370
She rolls her eyes, but sort of smiles
"I guess you did almost get yourself killed with that tiger..."
She helps place it on
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93372
93374
>>93371
Iron smiles.
"Thanks."
He does the tedious armor placing along with the unicorn mare.
"I do not think I caught your name. What was it?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93373
93374
>>93369
"Thank you."
Dark Star turns back to blue and says "i hear the Ferris wheel is pretty romantic."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93374
93375 93376
>>93372
“Was that not known to you already? I am Saint Gallop”

>>93373
“Now how is that?” She asks
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93375
93377
>>93374
Iron shakes his head.
"No. At least not that I remember. It is a nice name."
(Wait, I think Cauldron told me. Or was it that one nun back at the abbey...)
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93376
93377
>>93374
"I'm Not Sure I've never rode one."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93377
93378 93379
>>93375
"Why thank you"
It was the gangsters at the cannery, although Cauldron ought to have repeated it

>>93376
"What made you want to go to a fair?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93378
93380
>>93377
Imminent public sex at the Ferris Whell. I'm calling it.
A little smile.
"No need to thank me."
Iron looks around the room for any windows to see what time is it if possible.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93379
93380
>>93377
"I Think You will enjoy it."Dark Star Smiles At Blue "Also i haven't been to one in a long time."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93380
93381 93382
>>93379
And soon enough, they near the fairgrounds

>>93378
Late afternoon


Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93381
93383
>>93380
Iron nods to himself.
"I think it is getting late. I should escort my client back to the abbey. Thank you for your assistance."
A little bow is made at Saint Gallop.
"Be safe."

With that little scene, he fetchs Ash and Caleb who he assumes they're standing at the shop counter and promptly escort both of them back to the abbey.
Pls no roll for encounter, plantation colt is 2wounded4battle.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93382
93383
>>93380
Dark Star Gets out of the Taxi and then helps blue out then he looks at the area.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93383
93385 93386
>>93382
It seems to be a semi-permanent park in seasonal operation, with a ferris wheel, a carousel, a teacup ride, a fun house, a house of oddities, dart games, confectionaries, and yes, even an iron roller-coaster set up

>>93381
She closes her eyes, and nods in kind
"Very well"
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93384
93385 93387
1976327__safe_artist-colon-mrscroup_oc_equestria at war mod_clothes_gun_hearts of iron 4_map_pony_rifle_river republic_soldier_uniform_we.png
It's neat that they made another one of these.

Saw the River Republic go communist in another one of my games recently, despite historical focuses being on. Haven't seen that happen before.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93385
93387
>>93383
A little nod.
Then follow the previous post for movements.

>>93384
Coolio
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93386
93387
>>93383
Do i see a ticket booth anywhere?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93387
93388 93389 93390
>>93384
There you are

I finally did a playthrough as Nimbusia. I am pleased to see that Purist Nimbusia, after being expelled from the Coalition, is a light blue color. I also really like the "colony" decisions, and wish they were more widely implemented in the game

>>93385
Back to the abbey it is

>>93386
Yes, in the front of course
Anonymous
idF3p
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No.93388
93391
>>93387
That's genuinely great to hear. You know how disappointed I was when I found out that Independent New Mareland's color on the map was forest-green no matter what path they took?
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93389
93391
>>93387
When he reaches the abbey, he makes sure to knock on the door.
(Leave the two. The job is complete as far as you are concerned.)
Shaking his head, he rejects his thought for now.
(First ensure safety, then go for the Watering Hole for a job from Cauldron.)
Unless you were invested in the whole easter foal hunt.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93390
93391
>>93387
Dark Star walks up to it
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93391
93392 93396 93397
>>93388
I don't think that's quite correct... I think the harmonic path has a much lighter green than the fascist path. And the Communist paths give you different colors. In particular, MARESOC is a dark almost burgundy red

>>93389
"Hello there"

>>93390
A young, Earth Pony attendent
"Hello"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93392
93393
>>93391
"Hello."
He gently pushes Ash and Caleb inside.
"Well, the foals are safe for the time being. They seem fine and may come visit here from time to time."
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93393
93394
>>93392
"Oh. Did you find them?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93394
93398
>>93393
Iron nods.
"Yes. They seem to have found a new place to stay. Hopefully they grow as ponies and power through."
(Keep it short and simple. They probably will not like that the gang took over some foals for their profit.)
Anonymous
Q8+HA
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No.93396
93398
>>93391
"Hello, How long do tickets last for?"
Anonymous
idF3p
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No.93397
93403
>>93391
Might be something's wrong with my game then. I haven't seen a difference between the map colors between different paths, not including the standard "Stick With Equestria" path. Or I just need to explore the paths I haven't taken, yet. Still got both Non-Aligned paths and two of the three Communist paths to go down.

Anyways, got dinner that needs to be eaten, then I'll be back for certain.
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93398
93399 93400
>>93396
"Admissions tickets must be used the day of purchase."

>>93394
"Oh... Okay. I have been worried about them. We were hoping many of them would end up well, but we've also been worried about bad influences upon the children. I am very glad to hear that they are okay"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93399
93401
>>93398
Iron nods again.
"It is fine. I will take my leave now. Take care of Ash for me, will you?"
With that, he wanders back to the Watering Hole.
(Hm. I guess the gang will be my main source of money and renown. At least they do not seem like wusses. Apart from that capo pony that pissed his pants.)
He snickers as he walks.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
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No.93400
93401
>>93398
"Okay,i would like 2 tickets please."
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93401
93402 93407
>>93400
"Alright, that'll be 10 bits"

>>93399
sigh
"We will. We will."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93402
93404
>>93401
I'll suppose that sigh was from the nun and not you for my decision.
...right?
Iron calmly walks towards the Watering Hole.
(I think I will ask Cauldron for a bed for the day. Maybe we can share it or something along those lines. But first, I should check on her well being.)
Anonymous
idF3p
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No.93403
93405
>>93397
I will also say I almost threw up when I realized Lufty Star was just Lefty Pone, but renamed.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93404
93405 93406
>>93402
It's fairly bustling at this time, rowdy and rambunctious, with a number of ponies and the like populating it.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93405
93406 93419 93421
>>93403
Señor Stalin. The ultimate disguise.
>>93404
Iron enters the building, looking for Cauldron inside.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93406
93408
>>93404
So it is

>>93405
"What brings you back?"
Comes the voice from behind
Anonymous
Q8+HA
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No.93407
93409
>>93401
"10 bits? the price has gone up quite a bit since i was a colt."
Dark star Hoofs over 10 bits, thanks the attendant then Trots back over to blue.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93408
93409
>>93406
Iron jumps a little, turning around.
"You are one sneaky zebra."
He chuckles.
"Well, my job with that client before is done, so I thought to pay you a visit. Maybe set up another job."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93409
93410 93411
>>93407
"This comes with at least some attraction tickets"
Says the colt

>>93408
She nods, eyes half closed
"What was the nature of your job with that client anyways?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93410
93412
>>93409
Iron shrugs.
"Simple foal hunt of sorts. Either ensure their safety or bring them back to the abbey they were taken from. Now it is done. Nothing else to say, really, apart from meeting some members of the gang."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93411
93413
>>93409
"How many?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93412
93414
>>93410
"So it is. Did it pay well?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93413
93418
>>93411
Like 10 or so
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93414
93415
>>93412
Iron shakes his head.
"No. It was a severe dissapointment in many levels. There was not even a fight. Just talking. Although meeting more gang members sure is nice. I found many who know your name, actually."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93415
93416
>>93414
She laughs slightly
"Nice to see I am so well known"
Then she says
"Is that what you wanted? A fight?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93416
93417
>>93415
Iron looks down, scratching his hoof.
"Well, no. I was looking for something that would at least bring some sort of renown. Something that expands my reputation. I do not think simply talking to ponies does that."
He looks up.
"Well, I did go and handled a tiger, which was not as fun as it sounds."
He extends his unarmored hoof, covered in now sealed scratches.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93417
93420
>>93416
"I think talking is how most politicians get their jobs"

She looks down and inspects Iron's very scratched up body, and starts to laugh, but covers her mouth with her hoof
"Looks like you got your fight..."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93418
93422
>>93413
"Which Attractions take tickets?"
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93419
93420 93421
Spoilered
>>93405
What about Señor Hilter?
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93420
93422 93423
>>93417
Iron chuckles.
"I suppose. Although it was very one-sided. Lucky animal tore right through my armor and scratched me all over. I can show you all the marks still."
>>93419
Well, you said he was a commie horse.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93421
93425
>>93419
>>93405
Señor Hilter>Señor Stalin

Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93422
93424 93425
>>93418
"Ferris Wheel, the roller coaster, the funhouse, the carousel, the house of oddities..."

>>93420
Her expression now turning almost to a sort of concern, she says
"I can see them from here"
Anonymous
idF3p
?
No.93423
93425
>>93420
I know. What you said just reminded me of that particular Easter Egg in HoI4.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93424
93426
>>93422
"Give me 8 more tickets."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93425
93426
>>93421
You're not wrong.
>>93422
Iron waves his hoof.
"Relax. Saint Gallop treated me before leaving, but I will not object if you want to use any spare potions you have, or a bed actually."
>>93423
That's the point, dummy :3
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93426
93427 93428
>>93424
"Sure thing. 4 bits"

>>93425
She backs away
"Alright then, if you say so"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93427
93429
>>93426
Iron cocks his head.
"If you want, you can ensure that her work is okay. I do not mind. I think I need a place to rest. You are the better healer of the two, I would imagine."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93428
93429
>>93426
Dark star Gives the Stallion the bits needed, thanks the attendant then trots back over to blue.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93429
93430 93432
>>93428
Well, she looks at him, and awaits his next move

>>93427
"Well, I would think that I am" she says
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93430
93431
>>93429
Iron smiles.
"I know. Where to do you want me to strip off my armor to do your magic?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93431
93433
>>93430
She smiles again
"Oh, my magic doesn't require you stripping down. But there is a place"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93432
93434
>>93429
Dark Star Grins at her
"Well i got the tickets. you said you need to get back to work right? i think i'll head back to the Tavern and Take a Power Nap until you get off work tonight."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93433
93434
>>93431
"And where that might be?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93434
93435 93436
>>93432
"Yes, I need a couple hours"

>>93433
"There's an apartment on sixth I use. I can help you there"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93435
93437
>>93434
"Sure thing, you can lead the way."
Iron smiles.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93436
93437
>>93434
"Alright,ill let you get back to looking at those pictures. ill pay for your trip back to the HQ, we can share a ride."
Is the taxi still there?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93437
93438 93440
>>93435
She takes him down a few streets, past shops and apartment blocks, to a brick apartment building. Then inside, up one flight of stairs. It sort of looks like one of the buildings that Iron visited that first that first night
"Well, here we are. My personal apartment. "
She starts to unlock it

>>93436
If you tell them to stay, then sure

"Alright" she says
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93438
93439
>>93437
"Ah, reminds me of that job where I tried to throw a mattress out of the window."
Iron chuckles.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93439
93441
>>93438
She giggles
"That was a..." as if in genuine loss for words "an interesting choice of yours"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93440
93442
>>93437
Sure he would have told him to wait
Dark Star helps her into the taxi then gets in
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93441
93442
>>93439
"It was going to be amazing. Jumped out of a window to land on the mattress. A quick, flashy getaway. Thinking back, the adernaline may have influenced my decision."
Iron laughs.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93442
93443 93445
>>93441
"Yes, it must have been the same as influenced your decision to wrestle a tiger"
She opens the door, showing a simple enough apartment, with a kitchen to the left - some counters, a sink, cabinets - and a living room over to the far end, with couches, a chair, and a radio. To the right are doors

>>93440
And thus, they both get back into the Taxi
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93443
93444
>>93442
Which is closer the tavern or the Headquarters?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93444
93449
>>93443
Hmmm... probably the Tavern
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93445
93446
>>93442
Another set of chuckles.
"I was actually thinking it was just a big kitty that needed some petting."
As he enters the room and closes the door, he nods.
"Your place is quite well stocked, Cauldron."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93446
93447
>>93445
She laughs at the cat remark
"Don't you have those in the jungle where you come from?"

"Oh, it's not that fancy. But it is what I need to live alone."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93447
93448
>>93446
Iron chuckles.
"Yes. There is a story where a tiger was raised in my tribe. I never had the chance to see it, but they said it acted just like any cat here would. Just a little on the bigger side. It is rumored that it still prowls around the tribe to this day."
He still nods.
"Well, I only need some grass to sleep, so my mind is blown by how much you have here."

Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93448
93452
>>93447
She now advances into the room, and lays down on the couch with her feet under her
"That's neat to have domesticated Tigers. I'm not sure I've ever seen one. I'm surprised that You find all of this to be high class. But I guess it would be, coming from an agrarian tribal background"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93449
93450
>>93444
Ok when They Get to the tavern dark Star asks "How much to take my Marefriend Back to The Baltimare Grand Hotel?"i think thats it i cant quite remember the name.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93450
93451
>>93449
"5 bits for the whole trip
he says
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93451
93454
>>93450
Dark Star kisses Blue then pays the cab driver.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93452
93453 93454
>>93448
Iron looks warily at the couch, then at the floor..
"I might still want to remove my armor just in case my weight makes me fall through the floor."
He shakes his head.
"It is not that we have many domesticated tigers around. It was just chance and a native mare who has special connections with animals gave the little tiger some comfort."
Finally he shrugs.
"You are right. Many of our huts are made of clay and stone. Not much else apart from that."
With that, he starts the long process of taking his armor.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93453
>>93452
*armor off.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93454
93456 93457
>>93451
She smiles in her way after the kiss
"I'll see you soon enough"

>>93452
She giggles
"Suit youself. Or rather, unsuit yourself.

I've heard stories from my father of what it was like in Zebrica. He described many of the buildings and homes in villages being made out of simple wood, or even cob. I guess it's not so different"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93456
93458
>>93454
As he takes off the chest plate, he nods, absorbing the information.
"Huh. I suppose you are right."

After a little while of unstrapping and unequipping, curiousity over this Zebrica arises.
"What was it like there, according to your father?"
He looks around, trying to find a place to place his armor pieces and shield.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93457
93458
>>93454
Dark Star smiles Back at her
"i'll see you later,Blue."
He Waves at her as She is Drove Back to the HQ and after They're out of sight He heads inside the Tavern.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93458
93459 93460
>>93456
She looks back to him
"As I understand it, it was a very big place with many different cultures and environments. His area was tropical forest, mostly. Maybe not as wet as the jungles down south, but not that different either. Much of the country lived in rural villages with relatively simple architecture. There were larger cities by some of the coast lines and rivers, but nowhere was it as industrial or advanced as this city"

He can probably stand on the floor, and move his armor off to the side of the couch

>>93457
He is back at the tavern. Does he have a room there?
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93459
93461
>>93458
Iron nods.
He walks over to the couch, placing his armor pieces on the side of it.
"I see, so it was a more arid version of the jungle nearby."
He tentatively places a hoof on the couch, half-expecting to break the poor piece of furniture.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93460
93461
>>93458
The room he had was just for the day.
Dark Star walks over to the Bartender
"Hey,Whats the best way to make sure i wont have a hang over?"
dark Star asks while smelling more like a bar than the actual bar.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93461
93462 93463
>>93459
The couch does not break
"I suppose" she says
"I was considering taking you to his house, but I think he'd rather not see me bringing back a pony stallion"

>>93460
"Don't get drunk" he responds
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93462
93464
>>93461
Iron chuckles.
"I take it he is going to beat me with a stick?"
Another hoof is placed on the couch.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93463
93464
>>93461
Dark Star Laughs
"yea that works 100% of the time. but if i've already Drank? Speaking of drink will you get me a whiskey?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93464
93465 93466
>>93462
"Oh no, of course not. He would piece your heart, and mine, with a disappointed glare. If anypony is going to beat you, it would be me with a tire iron"

>>93463
"Drink water, and sure"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93465
93467
>>93464
Iron chuckles
"That is not very nice of you. I get it though. Does he want a zebra as your future husband?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93466
93467
>>93464
"oh and get me some water to."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93467
93468 93469
>>93465
"Yes, and zebra grandchildren"

>>93466
"coming right up"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93468
93470 93472
>>93467
Iron nods understandingly as he fully places himself on the couch in the same position as Cauldron, facing her. A curious expression is made as she looks at her features.
"Judging by the lack of even a coltfriend, there is no such thing here. Am I wrong with that assumption?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93469
93473
>>93467
"in the biggest glass you have."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93470
93471
>>93468
Cum in the Ziggress
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93471
93474
>>93470
Just don't shoot at the zonies pls.
I wonder if an interspecies couple can birth one or the other species as well as a mix of both.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93472
93478
>>93468
>>93468
"I don't have any children, Zebra or otherwise, if that is what you are asking"

Her color scheme is of whites, greys, and black stripes, and ironically the zebra is less grey in color than most of the party members, with the white and black dominating. Her eyes are blue and her nose is grey, with a pure black and short mane. She's a bit more muscular on the limbs than a normal female, which is hardly surprising if cracking limbs is her profession. Her flanks are white with a big black - you guessed it - cauldron them, in the same style as a cutie mark.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93473
93475
>>93469
"Here you go"
He hoofs over a giant glass of water
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93474
>>93471
i'm not a monster, they would be at least half pony. unlike those bugs. it seems likely that it could be the case
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93475
93477
>>93473
Dark Star Slugs it down.
"i also need a room to sleep in. how much for a room?"
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
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No.93476
93477
1665506__safe_artist-colon-adagiostring_oc_oc only_earth pony_field_helmet_male_military_military uniform_pony_ppsh-dash-41_red army_solo.png
[cyka blyats internally]
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93477
93479 93480
I a in a strange position where no food is being brought to my house. I think I will have to go get some

>>93476
Okay, Blue Skies is finally free to be met up with

>>93475
"For how long?" he asks


Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93478
93481
>>93472
Iron nods.
"Well, I meant that you never found a zebra stallion to copulate with, but I guess that kind of answers it."
He looks at his own grey coat.
(Why do most ponies I have met have grey on them?)
"Frankly, my father would just pat me on the back no matter which female species I bring back as long as it produces offspring. I am unsure why he is like that. Other ponies back at my tribe are a lot more restrained than him, opting for ponies of the three main tribes."
(Maybe he had many misadventures on his own path to maturity?)
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93479
93481
>>93477
Well, Silver was initially going to the gun store to see if he can get his new melee and firearm acquisitions battle-ready while he met up with Blue, but whatever.

Hope whatever you get is good.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93480
93481
>>93477
"Uh, how much for a week? that would probably be cheaper than paying for each day individually,right?"
Anonymous
3mLBB
?
No.93481
93482 93483 93484
>>93479
What do you want to do?

>>93478
She laughs a little
“There really aren’t that many non-ponies in Equestria. East Equestria, anyways”

>>93480
“50 bits”
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93482
93485
>>93481
Before heading over to the Grand Baltimare Hotel? A quick trip to the gun store, see if they're willing and able to clean and fix/sharpen his new weapons: the Bits Gun, the combat knife, and the Canterlot sword.
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93483
93485
>>93481
Iron nods.
"I understand."
He looks over his wounds.
"Did anything interesting happen these last two days?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93484
93485
>>93481
"here you go, 50 bits."
Dark Star hoofs it over
"which one is it?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93485
93486 93487
>>93482
Very well

>>93484
“First one on the left, upstairs”

>>93483
“There’s been increasing tension within the gang as whole”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93486
93488
>>93485
Iron cocks his head.
"How come?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93487
93488
>>93485
"thanks."
And with that Dark Star walks up the stairs and goes into his room and puts his satchel and Saddle bag in his chest,takes his shirt off and puts it in a chair. then he gets in bed eager to drift off to sleep and Experience any Dreams that may come his way.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93488
93489 93490
>>93486
She has an expression of concern
"Since the massacre on Black Briar Pier a few days ago, they has been vastly increased tension between the main sections of the gang and the portion lead by Underboss Antonio Pransciso. There is a strong belief running through the gang that he was responsible for it in some way, because it was his operation that arranged the arms transports and some of the protection squads. He claims otherwise, but the suspicion is on him. Other ponies claim that it was an entirely different criminal operation that is trying to set up in Baltimare, a so called 'slaughterking.' Still others believe that the government set the entire thing up as an excuse for a crackdown.

Both of these two claims are made more plausible by the events in Manehattan over the past couple weeks, which in themselves are worrying. The new governor there has ordered a 'purge' of any criminal syndicate elements, and more control on shipping in and out. There is a fear that the same could happen here. There is also talk of Manehattan syndicate agents coming to Baltimare."

>>93487
Where is Dark Star's mind at? What are his hopes, his fears, and concerns?
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93489
93491
>>93488
Iron nods as she tells the current situation.
"I would believe the last possible option. So far you people seem too united to try and backstab eachother, or else there would be more than one gang in these parts."
He ponders for a moment.
"And this Manehattan place also seems to cracking down on crime it seems. I think that solidifies that any organization that looks for political power without dipping into organized crime may be responsible. It is too much of a coincidence that the attack and the subsequent crackdown elsewhere moments from eachother. If there was a new family setting in with such anonimity that no one knows him, it must be working for the government."
He scratches his chin for a bit.
"There were no acts of aggression inbetween the gang these past couple of days, right?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93490
93491 93497
>>93488
>black briar pier
>>93488
He's pretty happy right now.He Hopes to have a big Family with blue,He hopes to one day be able to lead new mareland,he's afraid there's not enough forces in the area to ward off the changlings for long.he's afraid that that blue Doesn't actually like him.He's Concerned what those Little monsters are gonna do once they get home.He's concerned about running a bit low on bits.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93491
93492 93495
>>93489
“Most individuals within the gang are still looking for power, wealth, and respect. It’s far from inconceivable that an underboss wanted more. Or at least, was trying to do things on the side that blew up in his face. Almost literally.

Well, the crackdown in Manehattan began two weeks before the massacre of Black Briar. It’s two separate jurisdictions. But if it could happen there, it could happen here.

There has not been any violence within the gang. The fear of possible crackdown is helping to keep the situation from boiling over.”

>>93490
What’s wrong with the name? Did I call it ‘Blackwood Road’?

I think I can use this
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93492
93493
>>93491
Iron nods for a bit.
"Do you think any underboss would trade with 'coh-muh-neests' if they gave enough money?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93493
93494
>>93492
“Common yeast?” She asks
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93494
93496
>>93493
Iron pouts for a bit.
"Those ponies that ask for equality because they are too entitled to work or explore any options to adapt?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
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No.93495
>>93491
i like the reference.
kp4y3
?
No.93496
93498
[1d4 = 1]
>>93494
“Do you mean the Communists?”
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93497
93501
>>93490
Dark Star wakes up in his new room
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93498
93499
>>93496
Iron nods.
"I believe the attack happened due to their ideology. Their kind of narrative is the one that would get bullied on since only weaklings would follow it."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93499
93500
>>93498
“Why would the communists carry out the masacre?” She asks
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93500
93502
>>93499
He shakes his head.
"No. The communists were the ones that were attacked. Did you not hear any of their rhetoric while you were guarding the area?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93501
93502
>>93497
how does he feel?
kp4y3
?
No.93502
93503 93504
[1d2 = 1]
>>93500
“No... what are you getting at?”

>>93501
Okay, more or less
Anonymous
Q8+HA
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No.93503
93505
>>93502
>2 1's in a row
>Deep concern
He Stands up and looks over at the window
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93504
93509
>>93502
Iron shakes his head.
"Nevermind. I think the adrenaline is making me join dots that may or may not exist."
He giggles.
"Who knows? I might have even suggested that the changelings did it."
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93505
93506
>>93503
It’s still light outside. Not much time has passed
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93506
93509
>>93505
He heads back down stairs to get some more water so the hang over isn't as bad
Anonymous
pA1X6
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No.93507
93508 93509
Onyx stares at the passing landscape out the window, wondering how his life reached the point that he'd ignore all of his parents' advice and even consider helping changelings.
Boy the changes war will make on a stallion.
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93508
93512
>>93507
"I don't mean to be intrusive... but I was curious. You are skilled with a halberd, but that is not really what I picture a soldier using most often. How did you come to be so skilled with that weapon as opposed to a gun?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93509
93510 93598
>>93506
Two little colts block ur path

>>93507
Just let that lonesome whistle blow his blues away

>>93504
“Why would changelings do it?”


Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93510
93511
>>93509
"eh? where did you 2 come from?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93511
93515
Spoilered
>>93510
They don’t respond. Each looks at him sternly. Then, they erupt into green flame, revealing chitinous black creatures with pure blue eyes: Changeling drones
“Hiss!”
“Hiss!”
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93512
93513 93516
>>93508
"No no it's fine. I've actually got two reasons, the first was my position in the military. It was better for me to be skilled with more conventinal weapons than firearms. The second was some advice I got. See, when I was just a baby my momma told me "son, always be a good colt don't ever play with guns." Something about "You'll get involved in gangs and shoot a stallion in Reino just to watch him die" Or something. As weird as she could be I did decide to follow her advice, and here I am."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93513
93514
>>93512
JUST
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93514
93517
>>93513
Foalsom Prison Blues: 1
GM: 0
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93515
93517
>>93511
"OH HORSE HOCKEY"
Dark Star reaches for his pistols
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93516
93518
>>93512
"Interesting..."
Spark just sits there and wonders what the crystal horse is talking about.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93517
93518 93519
>>93514
I’m’a get you

>>93515
The two small drones leap closer to Dark Star, and when they land, he can see a stream of his own joy being sucked straight out of him, replacing it with a deep feeling of dread. Loneliness. Sadness. Emptiness.
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93518
93520
>>93516
Honestly Onyx wonders the same thing sometimes
"Now what about you? Where are you from?"
>>93517
Not if I get myself first
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93519
93521
>>93517
"Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Buck off or I'll shoot!"
Dark Star kicks at them

Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93520
93522
>>93518
"Canterlot. Just a student from magic school."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93521
93523
1386450.jpeg
>>93519
It hisses more, then sucks more from him
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93522
93525
>>93520
Onyx nods
"Interesting, what was that like if you don't mind me asking?"
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93523
93524
>>93521
Dark Shoots at both of them
"Then Die"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93524
93526
>>93523
Roll dice
Shimmering Spark
8qoVm
?
No.93525
93528
>>93522
"It was gorgeous, but I wasn't exactly a star student."
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93526
93527
>>93524
[2d20 = 21]

Q8+HA
?
No.93527
93529 93530
[2d20 = 30]
>>93526
hmmmm
Anonymous
pA1X6
?
No.93528
>>93525
Onyx smirks a little bit
"Yep, I know how that goes"
kp4y3
?
No.93529
[3d6 = 12]
[3d6 = 8]
>>93527
Looks like two hits
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93530
93531
>>93527
One dies in a pool of green blood. The other hisses, and then flees out of the room
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93531
93532
>>93530
"ugh,what the buck?"
Dark Star goes down stairs
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93532
93533
>>93531
It's strangely empty downstairs. The sun is still out
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93533
93534 93535
>>93532
Dark Star heads up and checks Silver's room
kp4y3
?
No.93534
[1d2 = 2]
>>93533

kp4y3
?
No.93535
93536
[1d2 = 2]
>>93533
>>93533
It's not immediately obvious if any pony is in the room
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93536
93537
>>93535
Dark Star is feeling a little spooked
"Hello?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93537
93538
>>93536
Hmmm.... Do I really want to do this?
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93538
93539
>>93537
yes?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93539
93540 93541
>>93538
Well, sure. It's easy enough to think of a scene that would be interesing enough and emotionally impactful. But it's not so simple, because the scene - even when it is a dream - does not take place in isolation, but will effect the development of a character and the interpretation of characters and entities featured in the scene. And that can be problematic.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93540
93541
>>93539
Alright/s]
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93541
93542 93545
>>93539
>>93540
So, I suppose the ultimate question, now that you're in this situation, is: are y'all doing this?
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93542
93543
>>93541
Where have you been?
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93543
93544
>>93542
Literally just waiting here in the thread.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93544
93546
>>93543
Your character is supposed to be doing things
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93545
93546
>>93541
Do What?
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93546
93547 93549
>>93545
The dream sequence.
>>93544
I mean, he's trying to. Last I knew, he was heading on his way to the gun store, but then he must have gotten lost in the void on the way.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93547
93548
>>93546
Sigh
Silver (OOC)
idF3p
?
No.93548
93550
>>93547
Look, I don't know what to tell you. My last IC post was him heading to the gun store and your response was just "Alright" with nothing else following. If you want to skip all of that to just him arriving back at the Grand Baltimare Hotel and say that he dropped off his newly acquired weapons at the store to be cleaned, I'm perfectly fine with that too. We don't need to describe every scene of the characters doing things in stores if you don't want to.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93549
>>93546
Ah
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93550
93551
>>93548
Whatever. He arrives at the weapons store, and is greeted by the same pony he saw last time. I think it was a yellow Earth Pony named "Happy Hunting." Or maybe he was a pegasus. I don't remember. This, by the way, was the meaning of the 'alright' posted 4 hours ago, for the record.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93551
93552
>>93550
Sorry, that particular meaning was lost on me. Thought you were just acknowledging what I had said.
I know I've said this before, but I'm sorry for all the trouble we've given you since this started. I know we are probably the most aggravating group of players you have ever had the misfortune of DMing for, and I am grateful that despite this you are taking the time to craft this game for us. I've been having fun with it.

Hooray for not being trapped in the void. As he enters, Silver gives Happy Hunting an apologetic look. This kind of work Silver has been asking of him can't be very pleasant. "Hello. I have couple more weapons I am wondering if you could help me with."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93552
93553
>>93551
This is my first game ever to DM
"Alright, what have you go here for me?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93553
93554
>>93552
In that case, I'm sorry we're your first players. I think you've been doing an excellent job so far despite all of us fucking it up, though.

Silver maintains his apologetic look as he places the Bits Gun, Combat Knife, and Canterlot Sword on the counter. At least he keeps the rusted sword wrapped up to avoid getting rust in Happy Hunting's store. "I was hoping you could help me with maintenance on these weapons, cleaning them and getting them back into fighting shape."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93554
93555
1947099.png
>>93553
He looks at the Bits gun, and then back to Silver, with a definite look of concern
"You know this gun is illegal to own, right?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93555
93556
>>93554
Definitely news to Silver, from the confused look on his face. "I am not even certain one could say I own it."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93556
93557
>>93555
You've been fine, don't worry
He continues staring at him
"Fully automatic submachine guns are not legal to possess for any civilian"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93557
93558
>>93556
Silver maintains his confused look. "That...sounds odd. It is not as if I plan on doing anything illegal using it. But alright, if you can not do anything to it." He takes the Bits Gun off the counter, slightly worried he's going to get kicked out of the store and possibly banned for something he didn't even know was apparently wrong.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93558
93559
>>93557
Silver is not kicked out, yet, and he looks over to the Canterlot sword
"This is quite a piece of equipment. It appears to have been dulled though"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93559
93560
>>93558
Thank goodness for small miracles. If he can make things up with Blue, by some other significantly larger miracle, he might have to ask her about it, see if he could do something or if there's something she can do that would make it no-so-illegal. "Unfortunately. It has been around since late 8th century, at least, though it has been exposed to elements and underwater for most of that time. Found it inside catacombs underneath Curwhinny farm."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93560
93561
>>93559
"Well, as it is it will need to be sharpened upon a wheel. It looks strong enough to still be usable, but the outer layer of steel has rusted
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93561
93562
>>93560
"I think I can find place to sharpen it, sometime later. For now, clearing off rust would be good."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93562
93563 93565
>>93561
"As for this combat knife"
he takes a look at it, and balances it
"It doesn't appear to be too badly corroded for use even know, though you may still want to sharpen it"
Wait, if I'm using UK weapons laws, shouldn't knives and swords be illegal?
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93563
93564
>>93562
He nods, a little surprised by this. Being underwater with that lake ghast since the Great War, he figured it would be more corroded than that. "I suppose I will take care of that along with sword.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93564
>>93563
*"
I mean, you could.
But the UK is shit.
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93565
93566
_hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sunny.png
>>93562
>Spoiler
HMMMMMMm
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93566
93567
>>93565
I would figure a combat knife intended to be employed in jungle fighting would be stainless
"Do you need anything further?" he asks
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93567
93568
>>93566
"No, I think that would be it for now."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93568
93569
>>93567
"Well then, have a nice day"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93569
93570
>>93568
"You too." He grabs the wrapped-up sword and the knife, and leaves the store. With that taken care of, he makes his way to the Grand Baltimare Hotel. Just before he gets into view of the building, however, he makes sure to stash the Bits Gun in a safe place in a nearby alleyway, where nopony else should find it while he's inside. After all, he doesn't want it to be found on him when the guards search him at the door.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93570
93571
>>93569
When he enters, a guard seems to recognize Silver
"I take it you are concluding some essential business?" He asks
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93571
93572
>>93570
He smiles that grand ol' satisfied smile of when you get finished with a task. "Indeed. I have many important things that need to go to Blue Skies right away." This much is most definitely obvious from how his bags are practically overflowing with books, notes, papers, jars, and little pink crystals, and the large amount of jars that still have to ride alongside him in the grasp of his telekinetic field.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93572
93573
>>93571
He briefly waves some sort of wand over Silver, then nods on,
"I think she's through the door in the center, second door on the right"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93573
93574
>>93572
"Thank you." He promptly trots to the designated door, jars following him. He knocks on the door when he arrives. "Blue, are you in here?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93574
93575
>>93573
"Who is it?" he hears in reply
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93575
93576
>>93574
"It is me, Silver. I am back from job. It went exceptionally well, much better than I expected." His voice still sounds strained from the damage it took in his battle earlier. As Silver waits for Blue, he wonders to himself about how long he'll be hoarse like this.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93576
93577 93579
>>93575
"You may come in."
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93577
93578
>>93576
He does so, bringing the jars with him inside. He starts scratching at an itch he just can't quite reach underneath the bandages around his neck.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93578
93581
>>93577
She is in the room, sitting behind a desk. Her eyes widen as the materials are brought in
"So, what did you find?" she asks
Anonymous
Q8+HA
?
No.93579
93580 93581
>>93576
He Did already :(
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93580
>>93579
When I first wrote that, I was going to have her say "you may come in," then correct herself to "you may enter" because of the sexual innuendo, but then I figured that that would only draw attention to the line, so I would not have her say that
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93581
93582
>>93578
"See for yourself." He starts pulling out everything he found from his bags and putting them on the floor. Every book, notebook, note, paper, and jar that pertains to Curwhinny's research, as well as the pretty pink crystals. He also hands her a few books he found directly. "In addition to all of that, I found these: book with knowledge on kinds of dark magic Curwhinny used, tome containing various old and dark secrets on influential Baltimare families, and logbooks from Curwhinny's shipping business back then. I should say that I found note from Curwhinny to his former friend, Cinnamon Corn, which mentioned that he never truly succeeded in his ultimate goal of reuniting body and soul. He could bring one back, or other, but not both."

>>93579
I'm really sorry buddy. I really am.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93582
93583
>>93581
She is fascinated by the haul Silver brought in, and spends a minute just looking through it, diving for the books
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93583
93584
>>93582
There's that warm, almost prideful feeling from a job-well-done in Silver's heart. "If I had brought cart, I also would have brought back various books that Curwhinny had in his library. Turns out there is another on opposite side of catacombs, still untouched, and there are some from library that got torched that could still be recovered."

On a more somber note, he pulls out Private Green Basin's dog tags and campaign medals. "I, uh...I also found New Marelander soldier in quarry. Private Green Basin, pegasus, 19th Infantry underneath General Ironwood. He had apparently got himself caught by ghast or something of that sort, and had been turned into some form of lake ghast, hiding underneath surface of artificial lake inside quarry. I put him to his final rest, figured Black Hooves would be best ponies for making sure his tags and medals got to his next-of-kin, so they might know he died with honor in service to his country and his people." He pats the bandages around his neck. "Gave me one hell of scratch. Took couple significant chunks of flesh from my neck during fight."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93584
93585
>>93583
She looks up to him with her bright, glowing green eyes
"There's more?"
It takes her more than a moment to register the other things Silver said
"Oh yes, a soldier died and you got hurt. Try not to have too much fun with the local wildlife"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93585
93586
>>93584
He's...a little upset, at the apparent lack of empathy. But, he reminds himself that she's Nimbusian, not New Marelander. It's unlikely she would have much remorse for a fallen soldier from New Mareland. "Yes, indeed there is. Books of same stock as what you had recovered previously. I would have brought them back, had I more storage space."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93586
93587
>>93585
She has that malign grin on her face, and her wings pop up from her sides.
"Excellent! I was worried we had lost all"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93587
93588
>>93586
He nods; Silver privately thinks to himself that he'll never quite get used to that unsettling smile, not in a million years. He also thinks to himself that perhaps showing some other member of the Black Hooves the tags and medals would be a more fruitful effort, after he's done.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93588
93589
>>93587
She opens a booklet - the book behind the portrait, and gazes at it in awe
"I can't really say I understand precisely what powerful secrets these books contain, but we have magical experts who do. That library should definitely be checked. The Ancestral Heritage division will take interest even if there is not much of value for Magical Studies
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93589
93590
>>93588
He pulls his last Hide From Undead potion out of his bags, showing it to Blue. "I still have one potion left, if you would like me to go back and bring those books."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93590
93591
>>93589
She looks up at him, perhaps for the first time since he opened the sack
"Can you get all of those?"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93591
93592
>>93590
The smile Silver beams now just absolutely oozes with confidence. "With my magic, my bags, and cart I have parked back at home? I am absolutely certain I can bring them all back in one go."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93592
93593
>>93591
She looks pleased with herself as well, and she leans back. Her wings are still out-folded in evident excitement
"That would be quite the accomplishment"
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93593
93594 93688
>>93592
"Indeed it will be. Should not take me long, either." He turns to leave the room. Before he does so, he pauses just at the door, looking back at Blue with regret clearly in his face. "And, Blue, about earlier...I am well and truly sorry, about all of that. I am ashamed at myself for what I did. It was terrible, and I...to be honest, I would fully understand if you did not even want to see my face after this is over, for what I did. But, I do value you, and your friendship. Not...any of that back there and then, but your actual friendship. Just...laughing at jokes, having simple pure fun together, discussing things from our past that bring us joy, consoling each other for things in our past that haunt us...occasionally having one-sided political arguments that are clearly in favor of one particular pegasus I know." He motions to Blue, smiling, if only for a brief second. "I know I am just some dumb, old pickle skull, who messed up so badly he has barely even come to terms with how badly he messed up, but, whatever it would take, for this silly bonehead to try to even just begin to make up for all of that...I would gladly do it in heartbeat, if you would allow it."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93594
93595
>>93593
She looks at him still, and her expression changes. Greatly. The smile moves away and she becomes expressionless, then very serious
“Silver, what is it you want?”
Silver
idF3p
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No.93595
93596
>>93594
He looks disheartened by the response, as his own expression falls, and his ears fall to the side of his head. Sounds like she does indeed want nothing to do with him, outside of this job. "Nothing."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93596
93597
>>93595
“Let me ask the same in a different way. Do you love me?”
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93597
93599
>>93596
In Silver's mind, that is a very different question, enough so his expression briefly changes to one of mild shock. "...In traditional sense, like I did with Storm, or how...Dark does with you? No, I do not think so just yet. I have only known you for three days, now. I feel as though I still have much to learn about you. Perhaps, over time as I learn more about you and decide that I like what I learn, that would change and I would develop feelings for you. Perhaps. But it would be extremely premature to say, explicitly, that I love you now. As friend, however, so far I would say so."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93598
93599
>>93509
He shakes his head.
"That is why I am thinking I may be a little off my mind. But let us just say that the those ponies make enemies too easily with other political factions due to their 'If you are not for us, then you are against us' kind of rhetoric."
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93599
93600 93601
>>93597
She blinks, and looks down, then back at Silver.
“Very well. I will have your payment for you after this load from the other library is collected”

>>93598
“They can be sort of violent and stubborn. But I do not know what happened there”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93600
93734
>>93599
Iron pokes his chin.
"Oh. Well, from what I remember they had a speech of sorts before that explosion happened. Something about pretending to be natives and attacking their political opposition, the cowards."
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93601
93602
>>93599
"I..." He sighs, now definitely disheartened by her response, and now definitely believing that she wants nothing to do with him after this job. Great way to ruin everything, Silver. "...alright." He leaves in a dejected march, stopping at the front desk to speak with the pony staffing it. At the very least, perhaps he could find that the pony there is more willing than Blue to show some basic empathy towards Private Green Basin and his unfortunate fate.
Anonymous
kp4y3
?
No.93602
93603 93604
>>93601
“One little tip for dealing with friends and other assorted non-lovers. If they wanted what was underneath their tails to be violated, they would raise it for you on their own free will. They don’t need their tails to be aside with magic”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
?
No.93603
>>93602
Ooh. Skies is going for the burn. Yikes.
Silver
idF3p
?
No.93604
93605 93607
>>93602
Silver looks around for whoever said that, the look on his face suggesting that it's the last thing he wants to hear right now.
Anonymous
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No.93605
93606 93607 93608
>>93604
Silver can get a pretty good guess of who said that
Silver
idF3p
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No.93606
93608 93610
>>93605
He doesn't say anything back into the room he just left. He hurts too much. He just heads for the front desk, seeing if there's somepony who can help him with Green Basin, at least.
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93607
93608
>>93605
>>93604
Get fuk'd Silver. You're getting pegged tonight.
Silver
idF3p
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No.93608
93609 93610
>>93607
Uh huh. Perhaps Iron will be the one to do it.

>>93605
>>93606
So, it's clear you fell asleep, but I figure I might as well leave one more thing to continue into tomorrow, since it just came into mind.

As if someone flipped a switch in Silver's mind, he halts in his tracks: some gears slide into place, some connections are made, and he has a couple realizations about Blue's reaction to an answer Silver gave that, if he's being honest with himself, was a half-truth.

As if on a mission, he turns around and marches right back into Blue's office. He looks Blue straight in the eyes, his looking strangely resolute compared to the depressed gaze they had when he first left, and when he speaks he could match Blue in his serious tone. "Blue, what is it you want?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93609
>>93608
Nah, he wouldn't see the point of anal. I was thinking Skies would do it.

Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93610
93611 93615
Spoilered
>>93606
Pic

>>93608
Looking him right back, and with the same serious tone, she says
“The same as anypony. I want to be loved, to belong, to be treated with respect and have my dignity honored, and to strike back at those so called ‘reformers’ who pretend the best way to help a bee is by destroying the hive.”
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93611
93612 93688
>>93610
Yah right, she just want sum fuk. pull dat tail,
Silver.

Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93612
93613 93614 93688
756A438E-6830-44A6-9DA7-8C92DA40D35A.jpeg
>>93611

Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93613
>>93612
I'm joking. Don't worry. Silver will probably not go for my suggestion.
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93614
>>93612
Well, how are you today? No hard feelings on my joke, right?
Silver
idF3p
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No.93615
93616 93688
>>93610
He still maintains his tone, not backing down. Though, it's joined by something else she can't quite place. "You want truth, straight from heart? I do not know what to feel with you. You always seem to have this mask on, built up from your days in Nimbusia and your time in Black Hooves, and while you have it on it seems as though you do not care for anything but how to best help your country achieve its goals. But when it slips off, or cracks, and I get to see behind it all at little bit of who I feel true Blue Skies is? I see perhaps most beautiful, kind pony in Equestria, perhaps all of existence. Beautiful not just on outside, but on inside, too. It is kind of pony I would want to get to know better, to befriend, and, if situation was different, perhaps even explore my feelings towards them with. I want to peel off more of that mask, to get to know you and show you just how beautiful world is with you in it. You make me feel things I have not felt in long time. You make me feel as if I was young again. You make me happy. And believe me, if you were not with Dark Star, I would want nothing more than to see just how beautiful you are under than mask, and see how much I truly loved you.

"But, I can not claim that which belongs to another. Besides betraying your trust, what I did betrayed Star's as well, and it makes me regret my decision even more. I do not want to get between you two any more than I already have, and my brief attempt to explore my feelings about you has already proven to have been disastrous. So, I say I do not love you, not because it is true, or even that I particularly want to say as such, but because I know that while you are with Dark Star it is best that I do not. But I can not deny my heart and my feelings. I am here because I care about you and I value your relationship to me, no matter how messed up I may have made it with my mistake. I still want to get to know you and see underneath that mask. I still want to be your friend, and someday if situation changes to explore going further than that. You are Blue Skies in my life, and I do not want clouds to come in just yet and snuff it all out."

He continues to speak, with more insistence place on his words. "So, Blue Skies, I want to know: I want to see you remove that mask you have had built up over your lifetime, and expose who you truly are, what you truly feel, and I want you to tell me from your heart what it is you want. How do you feel about me? Do you even still want to be my friend despite everything? If you still wish to remain friends with me, then I will remain as stalwart friend to you as I can be. If you say you have feelings for me, I will ask you to give me chance to make it up, so that even though I can not have you I will not lose you forever. But, if you truly see no value in maintaining relation with me, friend or otherwise, then I will do this job for you, and you will never have to deal with me again afterwards. I promise you, with whatever honor you believe honorless cur to have."
Anonymous
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No.93616
93617
>>93615
Her face returns to a sort of "resting bitch face"
"What are you getting at, Silver?"
Silver
idF3p
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No.93617
93618
>>93616
"I am saying I want to hear what Blue Skies, the Blue Skies, that kind and gentle soul hiding behind your mask: I want to hear what they have to say about me."
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93618
93619 93620
>>93617
"What is this 'mask' you speak of?"
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93619
>>93618
"Mask as in YOU ARE A CHANGELING. WHERE IS REAL SKIES REEEEEEEEE."
Silver
idF3p
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No.93620
93621 93622 93624
>>93618
"I feel as though there are times what I am speaking to two different ponies when I speak to you. There is this all-business side, which I am speaking to right now, and this much kinder, gentler, caring side that I occasionally catch glimpses of. How I have perceived it, how I have seen it through talking to you, it feels almost as if this no-nonsense part of you is mask you have had built up ever since your upbringing."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93621
>>93620
Are you sure it's wise to speak to the pony you've essentially raped like that? She may be acting distant because you went full base from her caring side.
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93622
93623 93624 93626 93688
>>93620
She sighs
"Silver, you do not like having to compete with a far younger stallion. But how would you like to compete with a mare who has been dead longer than you have been alive? Do you think I want to be always thought of as the inferior to the Queen of Bandits, at once the strongest and the fairest of them all? And that's nothing compared to what I face with Dark Star, who has fallen in love with this idealized version of a mare, and has mistaken me for it for some reason. I know I cannot sustain that illusion indefinitely.

Silver, I know you have feelings for me. Or had them anyways. And I like to be the subject of affection, just as anypony does. And to that end, I let you get far with me. I let you get very far with me because I understood what it meant for you. I was generous with you, and you took advantage of that generosity.

I had one condition with you. Exactly one condition. And that was that you would not inseminate me, or at least not my vagina. Yes Silver, I was going to let you fuck me after I rolled over. I was going to see if you wanted to, and then either pull out a condom from the nightstand, or just let you make love anally. Instead, you immediately moved aside my tail, and without asking me if I wanted it, penetrated me without protection. I felt uncomfortable. I knew that it was not what I wanted. But I did not say anything. I did not say anything because I liked the attention you have given me these past couple days. I liked the affection. And I did not want to hurt your feelings. But at the same time I knew damned well that I had promised Dark Star that I would not be inseminated by any pony other than him. And while I knew damned well I had been violating the spirit of the promise by letting you go as far as you had, I intended to uphold my exact words by making you wear a condom before you fucked me. And you, by forcing yourself inside me, did not even allow me to so much as keep that part of my promise to him.

And so, uneasily, I asked you to at least pull out. And though I was still uncomfortable, I still lied there. But I knew that was not enough, because you would be disappointed if I played a purely passive roll. So I pretended to enjoy it, because I knew that is what you wanted, and I wanted to give you what you wanted. But after all of that, you could not even pull out. And thus I was left physically violated, and having myself violated Dark Star's trust."
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93623
>>93622
Called it.
Anonymous
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No.93624
93625 93626
>>93622
>>93620
She continues
"And now when you tell me that you don't actually love me, that you really don't want anything other than to be friends, and that I am definitely no 'Bandit Queen,' to you, well... that's just insulting. In that case, why did you even try to fuck me in the first place? Am I just some easy lay to you? Was I stupid for trying to protect non-existent feelings? Was it all for nothing and the whole thing just a mistake for both of us?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93625
93688
>>93624
Of course it was a mistake. Iron told you. Now you'll suffer the bad memory of the plantation colt being right. Truly the worst fate for Skies.
Silver
idF3p
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No.93626
93627
>>93622
Silver remains quiet for a couple seconds, before responding: "So, that is how you see it? You think you are competing with Storm Warning? Blue, you are not inferior to her, and I do not view you as competing with her. You are Blue Skies, not Storm Warning. I would not want you to be Storm Warning, and I do not want another Storm Warning. You are your own pony and that is what makes you so great. I want Blue Skies. And Storm...well, you said it yourself: she has been dead for long time. Why would I focus on that past I already had, why would I try to compare you to it, when I would have you here right in front of me in present and future?

"I am sorry for having violated you, and your trust, and your generosity. It was extraordinarily misguided attempt to explore my feelings for you. I am more sorry than you could ever know, and more than I feel any words could accurately describe. Had you said something, I would have stopped in heartbeat. I never wanted to hurt you or betray you. I know nothing I could do will change fact that I did so, but I will still try because I feel that you are more than worth that effort. I would not be here if I did not think so. So I beg of you, to give me chance I am not even sure as stupid pony as me deserves, or to at least tell me to my face to get out of your life. To at least give me some answer so that I might comply with whatever it is you wish of me, whether I like answer or not."

>>93624
Silver also responds to this: "And how would you have reacted, had I said I loved you?"
Anonymous
kp4y3
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No.93627
93628 93629
>>93626
"A chance to do what?"
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93628
>>93627
"Chance to lemme smash again. Dis time I cum outside. Pretty please."
Silver
idF3p
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No.93629
93630 93631
>>93627
"Chance to show you just how sorry I am for having hurt you, and show you exactly how much you mean to me. I am not smart pony, and I am not good with words. Forget everything else I have said, if it is needed, as I know how much of it sounds like nonsense or how much of it contradicts itself. So I ask you to give me chance to show you what I truly mean."
Anonymous
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No.93630
93631 93632
>>93629
"okay..." she says, softly
Her ears fold back, and she lays her head down on the table, between her hooves and forelegs
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93631
93688
>>93630
>>93629
This is not going to end well. Again.
Silver
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No.93632
93633
>>93630
Silver is...well, if he's being honest with himself, he hasn't got this part figured out just yet. How in Tartarus is he ever going to show everything he wants to show her?

Slowly, he trots up to the desk looking upon he form laying flat against her worktable. She looks so...vulnerable, right now, it brings a desire to protect her out from his heart. He wants to tell her everything is going to be okay, even if he himself isn't sure that's entirely true. He tentatively reaches a hoof out, and...starts petting her, right on the top of her head. It's a soft, gentle motion, and Silver puts as much as he can into making it seem reassuring. A small part of his mind tells him that this is the right thing to do for the moment. Though another part of his mind reminds him that he can't always trust his own mind. Silver promptly tells them to be be quiet.
Anonymous
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No.93633
93634
>>93632
She lays there. Well, sort of lays there, sitting in a chair with her head on laying on the desk. At least she's still soft. She hasn't reacted yet
Silver
idF3p
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No.93634
93635
>>93633
It requires a little bit of a balancing act on Silver's part for just a second, but he manages to put his other forehoof onto the table, letting it rest against one of hers. He rubs it against the soft fetlock, feeling it against the frog of his own hoof. His voice is soft, much softer than she has heard before. Or, at least, its the softest he can make it, what with his voice being damaged and whatnot. "Blue..."
Anonymous
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No.93635
93636
>>93634
She moves her turquoise eyes over to him, and her left ear twitches
"What?" in a tone midway between o emotion and irritation
Silver
idF3p
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No.93636
93637 93638
>>93635
Not a good sign, but Silver keeps on course. More specifically, he wraps Blue up in a sudden embrace. He sounds as if he's barring his heart for her to see through his voice: the joy she's given him, the regret he feels for having hurt her, the sadness and fear of her leaving him, the hope that he can find something to do or say to make this right. All of it. He doesn't care how vulnerable it makes him to her, how much of an opportunity it gives her to hurt him deeply, because deep down he knows he needs to say it like this. "I love you, Blue. Even though I am just some old, stupid, pathetic pickle-head, unworthy of mare like yourself, even though there is other who has your heart, I still love you."
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93637
>>93636
You're just tempting fate now.
Anonymous
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No.93638
93639
>>93636
*poner is hugged*
She smiles slightly, and raises her ears and head, thhough her hooves remain on the table
"Thanks"
Silver
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No.93639
93640
>>93638
He doesn't want to let go just yet, for the fear that somehow, if he does, she would disappear into nothingness, and be lost to him forever. He knows he has to, eventually, and that he still has to get those books for her, but he wants to enjoy this wonderful day of bright Blue Skies just a little longer. So, he holds her in a tight embrace, happy to be able to. "I would still like to go out with you to see movie, sometime after this is done. It will be on me."
Anonymous
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No.93640
93641 93642
>>93639
Caught between Silver’s hooves, the little bird in his grasp does not fly away - to be lost forever to him to the endless skies. She remains right there.
She responds
“That sounds nice... but Dark Star already had plans to take me to the fair tonight”
Silver
idF3p
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No.93641
93642 93643
>>93640
It's a feeling he will cherish forever onwards. "Sounds like you two will be having fun. Tomorrow, then?"
Novice Pussy Handler
qOe/v
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No.93642
>>93640
>>93641
From the cucker to the cucked. We'll see how this goes.
Anonymous
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No.93643
93644
>>93641
“Perhaps” She says. “We shall see how it goes”
Silver
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No.93644
93645
>>93643
"In that case, I hope I shall see you for that tomorrow. It will be fun, and I will enjoy spending some time with you." He pulls back out of the embrace to be able to look Blue face-to-face. The joy that fills his beaming smile is a welcome far cry from the depression when he first left this room, and the determination when he returned. He keeps his forehooves on the sides of Blue's head, cradling it between them. "But for now...I believe you have some books you would like me to retrieve for you from catacombs, yes?"
Anonymous
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No.93645
93646
>>93644
“Yes, those books are of interest” she says
Silver
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No.93646
93647
>>93645
He smiles, nods, and finally releases his little bird free to be able to stand tall and confident. "It should not take but moment."
Anonymous
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No.93647
93648
>>93646
She stands, wings down, tail down, and with a somewhat serious expression
“Well then, we shall see”
Silver
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No.93648
93649
>>93647
Silver gives her a small salute and a smile to leave her with as he, for a second time today, leaves her office. His spirits are in much better a state than they were previously. Ponies who watch him pass could swear he had a vibrant aura of gaiety to him. Sure, he's not quite there yet with making things right with Blue: he's got quite a bit of work ahead of him. But to even be able to say he has the opportunity to work towards that goal is enough to make him jovial.

First, he stops at the front desk, as he has yet to take care of Green Basin's tags and medals. Perhaps the pony here will be willing to do something to help.
Anonymous
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No.93649
93650 93656
>>93648
There’s a green Earth Pony there. He is wearing a black uniform, and smells of cigarettes
Silver
idF3p
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No.93650
93651
>>93649
Might have just gotten off a cigarette break. Phew. Wow, those are potent. Is this how Silver smells to ponies after he has one?

Either way, he shows the pony here the tags and medals, and explains the situation to him much similarly to how Silver explained it to Blue.
Anonymous
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No.93651
93652 93653
>>93650
I don’t know what to say to this
Silver
idF3p
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No.93652
93653
>>93651
Any particular reason why? Should I just type out what he says instead of being a lazy bastard?
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93653
93654
>>93652
>>93651
I suggest indifference. He is simply a guard.
Anonymous
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No.93654
93655
>>93653
No, it’s the needing to dig through old posts while I am out eating
Silver
idF3p
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No.93655
>>93654
In that case, let me type something out, then.
Silver
idF3p
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No.93656
93657
>>93649
"I found these on New Marelander soldier, out in quarry near Curwhinny Farm. Private Green Basin, pegasus, 19th Infantry underneath General Ironwood during invasion of Equestria. He had gotten himself caught by some form of undead creature in quarry during that time, and was turned into lake ghast. It is like zombie, almost, except exceptionally strong and resilient. I put him to his final rest, figured Black Hooves would be best ponies to make sure his dog tags and campaign medals got to his next-of-kin. They need to know he died with honor in service to his country and his people."
Anonymous
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No.93657
93658
>>93656
He takes the dog tags, holds them up, and stares at them, a subtle tear in his eye
“Thank you for bringing these in... you know, it makes a real difference to bring these in. It may mean a name gets taken off the MIA list, and a family gets closure”
Silver
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No.93658
93660
>>93657
It feels nice to do something nice. "It is least I could do. He served his country well. He deserved peace, and his family deserves to know that he is resting peacefully now, watching over them."
Anonymous
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No.93660
93661
>>93658
He nods, then looks to Silver.
"Thank you, again. You say he was killed by a zombie? That's a terrible way to go. And at the very end of the war as well. Definitely in the last week"
Silver
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No.93661
93662
>>93660
"Zombie or something like it. I have heard them called 'ghasts' before. It looked like he was chasing EDF soldiers into catacombs underneath Curwhinny Farm when he got caught. They met similar fates, either dying to some unknown causes or getting turned into ghasts, themselves. I would, uh..." He looks uncomfortable, mentioning this next part, and remembering the state Green Basin's body was in. "...well, his body is recoverable, but...it is not pretty sight. Not at all. I would certainly not want to remember him like that at funeral, if I were of his family. Zombification does number on equine body. Doubly so when body was underwater since War's end."
Anonymous
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No.93662
93663
>>93661
He nods
“War dead are collected and buried at the cemetery off Coffin Bay road on the promontory. Don’t be too worried about the conditions of the bodies. Corpses in worse states are sometimes interred.”
The pony stands back to show his rear legs. Or rather, his lack of rear legs, as they have been replaced by prosthetics.
Silver
idF3p
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No.93663
93664
>>93662
Silver gives them a respectful acknowledgment. He doesn't want to be rude, after all. As a bonus, he can gain an appreciation for how even the field of prosthetics has advanced since he was young. "How did that happen, if I might ask?"
Anonymous
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No.93664
93665
>>93663
“Artillery round exploded nearby, Jungle campaign”
Yes, his accent is foreign
Silver
idF3p
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No.93665
93666
>>93664
He figured as much, though that hasn't had much of an impact on his perception of this pony. Silver himself sounds foreign, after all. "Artillery. Probably most devastating weapon of war we have ever developed. I am glad it did not fully take your life. There are lack of good ponies in this world." Silver suddenly feels very lucky that his own scars are individually minor compared to this stallion's. "If you do send team to collect Green Basin's body, I would advise caution. I do not know how many more ghasts are waiting beneath surface of water within quarry, and they are deadly to face against in combat. If team hears voices, or even faintest sound of something near water, then they need to leave as soon as they are able."
Anonymous
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No.93666
93667
>>93665
He looks at Silver
“Artillery is not a pleasant weapon, no. Far more unpleasant to have explode behind you. I’m glad we had more of it, and more planes as well.

I’ve never seen the undead. I’ve never heard of the ‘Curwhinny Farm’ either. I guess there are a multitude of horrors out there to be stumbled upon. I stumbled upon a few myself in the jungle. I do know that the War left its scars - and its casualties all over”
Silver
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No.93667
93668
>>93666
"Right. I hope we can avoid creating any more casualties, from now on." He holds a hoof out for the pony to shake. "I do not believe I have caught your name yet. I am Silver Sword."
Anonymous
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No.93668
93669
>>93667
“Well, that’s what I am here for now.” He extends out his hoof
“I am Dusty Outback. Nice to meet you, Silver”
Silver
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No.93669
93670
>>93668
*hoof is shaken*

"Pleasure is all mine, Dusty. It was nice meeting you, but I have task I need to fulfill for Blue Skies. Perhaps I will see you after I return?"
Anonymous
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No.93670
93671
>>93669
“Perhaps so. Who are you precisely? I don’t believe you’re a formal employee, at least that I know of”
Silver
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No.93671
93672
>>93670
"I am not, no. Mercenary, I suppose is term for it, or at least that is term I have used in past. Thinking about formally joining with Black Hooves, though. I may not agree with everything that comes from those higher up in organization, but it seems as though joining would offer best opportunity to help my fellow countryponies.
Anonymous
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No.93672
93673
>>93671
He nods
“Indeed it could. Changelings, Communists, bandits... they are no joke”
Silver
idF3p
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No.93673
93674
>>93672
"I have had bad experiences with all three. Helped in fight against Changelings during War, had to watch as my Motherland was destroyed by Reds when Steel Stallion came to power, and bandits are something I once dealt with on semi-regular basis, back in my hay day. I know what dangers they all carry, and why it is imperative we are all united when they come for us."
Anonymous
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No.93674
93675
>>93673
“I see. You must be one of them Stallion-gradder’s. Well, I appreciate what you’ve done so far”
Silver
idF3p
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No.93675
93676
>>93674
He frowns slightly at the term, and his voice takes on an spiteful tone. "Stalliongrader is insult to what it used to mean to be Severyanan, back when we were proud people, and had honor and purpose, culture and history." Realizing that this could be misunderstood as him being upset at Dusty, he smiles at him. "Sorry, it is nothing you said. I just...do not have good memories of what Communists did to my beloved Severyana, land of my ancestors, nor do I have good opinion on that bunch of traitors that make up that 'Supreme Soviet', hiding up in that ridiculous Palace they built."
Anonymous
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No.93676
93677
>>93675
“Good Stallion. Never trust the communists and their talk of ‘international revolution’ or ‘worker solidarity.’ And don’t let them repeat the same here.”
Silver
idF3p
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No.93677
93678
>>93676
"I already lost one home to them. I will not let them take another." He sighs. "Anyways, I really need to be going on this errand, now. It was wonderful meeting you, Dusty, and I hope we get to talk some more in future."
Anonymous
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No.93678
93679 93680
>>93677
“Nice meeting you, and may you come around again”
He nods to Silver
Novice Pussy Handler
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No.93679