Iron is wondering when him and Ash will reach the destination to fight. "I will be ready by then." He makes sure that he did not put his other hoof's armor as he wants to feel the hit. "Do you want ponies to be alive or dead?"
She audibly purrs, and continues smiling>>74697
And thus the facility is before her. It has many ups and downs in its roof, and 4 separate doors, one on each side and two in the center. As with the Darrien Cannery, the north side has a dock, and no ship masts can be seen over the roof of the building
"Shall we knock on the front door?" Iron whispers to Ash
Sister Ash enters the building through the nearest entry.
Listen check to detect creatures>Doggo is also sniffing>>74707
"I don't think that's necessary.." Sister Ash responds
What color are her eyes*
This particular glass is not a Mimic. This glass>>74708
The closest one is an entrance on the South to the right. It looks like it was once a worker's entrance>>74710
She has blue-green, same as Onyx
What about the listen check my GM?
Sister Ash takes a deep breath, before treading into the building
".. Here goes nothing…"
Onyx moves to the next one.
Iron nods, then enters with her. Shield ready and hoof unarmored to punch some ponies.
"Your Eyes Are Beautiful, they're like a never ending forest."
She can here some sort of movement, deeper in the building>>74713
She is not shot nor does she spring a trap as soon as she enters the door. It's dark… This hallway is illuminated. It goes off to the left as well as the right, with a door in front of them to what looks like a normal room. The hallway to the left extends 40 feet before turning, while the one to the right extends 30 feet
"D'aww… so sweet"
Yes, she is liking this
The hallway is not
illuminated by artificial light. It has windows>>74714
I feel like you should start making dice rolls on this
|Rolled 3 + 3|
Doggo goes ahead of the other two, going to the right.
Rolling for stealth
>>74720>inb4 wolf crashes onto a small pile of cans
"How long before you have to go back to work?"
"I mean, they let me take an hour and a half, though it's technically one hour. We can stay here longer by maybe 20 or 15 minutes, but if you want to do anything quickly in the room before I have to go back, you need to pay and go now">>74720
How far does she send him?
Far enough to peek around the corner.
|Rolled 8 + 5|
This glass is also
not a mimic. The bar patrons are safe for another glass>>74727
When he gets to 25 feet - not yet to the corner - you can hear a very
Another one[ 1d20 = 5 ]
Iron puts himself in front of Ash. "It seems we have some company." He whispers to Ash.
Hmmm… Technically, this would not pierce the dog's hide. But it doesn't feel right to think of a shotgun blast as not penetrating dog hide >>74729
This glass is also not a mimic. Bar patrons can breathe easy
Half of that is Dex AC…>Pierce hide
B-but.. much magic skin!
It's not just thick hide. It's magick.
Thankfully, none are Mimics>>74733>>74731
Doggo trips on something and flips the fuck back before a shotgun blast is heard. Each of you roll for luck
Truly made to be together.
Neither is hit by ricocheting pellets, but stealth is gone it seems
"Oh hey! I got something for you"
Onyx sends the bag of 3500 bits flying at the magic hoers.[ 1d20 = 1 ]
Iron approaches closer to the side where the shot went off and prepares to attack if the bastard goes through the corner.
Sister Ash calls her dog back moves forward with determination, hold her tower shield ahead of her as total cover.>Is glad she brought this thing.
No adversary is seen coming around the corner
Sorcerer, roll for reflex save
Alright, to where does she go?
She turns the corner, still using her shield as cover.
Wherever the hallway leads.
Iron goes the corner opposite of Ash.
Dark Star Smiles
"We better hurry back then."
Dark Star motion at the waiter
Remember to hold up that shield. They can't shoot you so long as you have cover.
He uses his shield as cover, then.
|Rolled 12 + 6|
Spark is hit squarely in the chest by a huge set of bits, knocking him down
It's getting dark this way, as there is no illumination. There is a door to the right, and it seems more down the hallway as it is straight. It is hard to see, and there are no visible enemies>>74752
As he nears the corner, he hears a loud damned bang. It comes from the side
and thus is not protected by the shield>>74753
Maybe 50 bits for the set, including the band
It does not seem to penerate, right?
"Ow! The hay was that for?"
The sorcerer slowly gets up after the hard hit.
"It's what I had extra"
"The Spaghetti was Fantastic."
DarkStar pays the bill plus the tip
Also, you added an extra hit bonus for some reason.
"So you decided to throw it at me?"
I gather them up before some other patron decides to swipe it.
|Rolled 6, 3, 5 = 14|
Iron is hit by a shotgun blast that comes from beside him. The pellets just barely pierce through the side of his armor.
This happens 5 feet before he gets to the corner, in essentially the same position as where the Dog got shot at by the same method>>74757
Well, equaling the AC is a penetration. If the shot had come from in front of him, it would not have beat the shield
"It was the easiest way to get them to you"
Your AC is 22, right?
If that had been a pitfall trap instead, it would have been a +10 bonus on the daggers>>74765
From the front, yes. From the right side, no
Wait, are you saying that flanking negates shield bonus?
|Rolled 12 + 5|
Listen check, to hear how many shooters there are
Blue skies canters back quickly, but still enjoys the benefits of a government job>>74770
The air in the immediate area is silent. Further away - and I mean much
further away, there is movement, but the shooters either don't exist, or are perfectly silent. Ash was not shot after passing the location where the dog was shot at
Ash takes off a bucker and tosses it down the hall ahead of her, still using her door-thing as cover.
The shot comes from the side>>74773
Roll to see how far
Dark star heils a taxi
Can I attack the pony, then?
She only manages it 15 feet. It clanks, but nothing else happens>>74777
Well that's precisely the thing. There is no pony>>74776
And one comes
>>74778Great. Just great.
Iron turns his shield around to where the shot hits him, protecting him from further shots.
It looks to be a wall, with no slots in it for an attacker to shoot through
Also, Iron is not
|Rolled 4 + 4|
She hurls a sling bullet down the hall
Fuck you too dice!
Whatever, she uses her remaining move action to advance 15 feet in that direction.
Ash advances 15 feet. If she is only 15 feet past the turn in the hallway, she is still in the light area
Iron slowly follows Ash, backs against eachother. "I cannot see the attacker."
Didn't you go to the opposite hallway from Ash?
How far am I from her?
|Rolled 1 + 4|
"Neither can I…."
Ash hurls another stone blindly into the hallway, still hiding behind her shield
That's my question. I've had Iron advancing down the hallway opposite of Ash
Then he back away from the corridor and go to Ash's corridor. I am backtracking my movements, still facing the corridor that I was going through.
He Gets in
"To the Hotel on [Enter Street Name Here]"
The journey to Ash's corner is uneventful, until shortly before he gets there, where he sees a stone fly back from Ash's direction and hits a window>>74791
And thus the pony takes them there. It feels a bit dangerous, but it is quick. They arrive at the steps
|Rolled 4 + 4|
Ash tosses one more rock, before moving another 15 feet
The sling fails to open at the proper time, hurling the stone backwards
This one…. also fails to go very far
"Thanks Colt. How much for the ride?"
|Rolled 16 + 4|
Now that one goes far. She eventually hears it hit what must be a wall or door
Iron follows "Alright, let us stick together and go for one corridor. When we reach the possible door, we enter shield facing each side." Iron whispers to Ash while she does her actions.
Position is still walking backwards, protecting Ash from flankshots.
"Here you go."
Dark Star gets out of the taxi and walks towards the hotel
Four directions. Forwards, left, right, back. Which position does Iron take?>>74793
The 15 feet is uneventful. She is now in a sort of Twilight zone, where she can't see the floor that well, although shinier objects would be visible>>74804
And thus it is so
"I had a good time" Blue is walking towards the hotel
Sister Ash continues this process, throwing rocks pathetic distances and taking short steps, all the while using her shield for cover as she makes her way down the hallway.
Basically, the opposite of Ash's direction. If she is forwards, I am backwards. >>74806
Iron follows while she does it.
She casts Light on a rock and moves forward, levitating it ahead of her.
"i did to,i always have a good time when im with you."
Door at the end of the hallway is 50 ft down from her 30 ft, and the hallway is illuminated…. well enough
Alright, now does Dark Star enter the building with her?
What does that even mean? Is there a door at 50ft or what?
She doesn't see any shooters or traps?
"That's… Odd…" She says, still holding her shield in front of her for cover as she creeps towards the door.
Iron keeps her back secured with his shield as he follows her.
Roll a spot check>>74812
Door 50 ft away from her position after going 30 ft down the hallway
"Remember, there will probably be an ambush on the sides. Prepare formation when ready to breach." Iron whispers to Ash, concerned. This is an ambush haven. He decides to spot for anything that may seem dangerous.>>74815
Ah, now I get it. Thanks.
|Rolled 8 + 5|
Rolling with the dog instead, since he has low-light vision.
|Rolled 20 + 5|
… Although, 2 spotters couldn't hurt
"Got it." She replies
I wish these were combat rolls, but if the enemy is going to be a pussy…
Down the hallway, 15ft from the door, (s)he can see in the dim light a red object and a beige object. He looks closer and can see that there is a shotgun shell affixed to a board, with a mouse trap. Even more closely, (s)he can see a fishing line strung across the hallway>>74817
Seabreeze sees the two, and Blue Skies shows a badge that she kept in her folded wing to a security officer. To the room I take it?
"Spotted a trap. 15 hooves away from the door." Iron calls out silently.
Geddit? Cuz ponies have hooves?
Sister Ash picks up her stick, and breaks s piece off of it as torch.
She moves ahead slowly, still using her shield as cover as she burns the threads one buy one.
*Levitating the torch
"There's Sea Breeze. He'll Probably want to talk to me. ill meet you in the room."
Dark Star pats her head
She can barely see the fishing line, but she does see that it burns and breaks. The one trap is neutralized>>74827
"Alright, but I have to get back soon so if you take too long I will need to go back anyways"
I take it he approaches Sea Breeze
Iron, paranoid because one of them got him, spots again for any traps.
"Dark Star!" He seems genuinely warm to him
"We've been working with the fruits of your success all morning, and we'll still be working on it for several days. Do you mind coming with me?"
She takes off her other buckler, then cowers behind her tower shield as she waves the buckler blindly all over the hallway to trigger more strings.
"uh, yes sir. right away." he looks back towards blue then looks back to Sea Breeze "um, you aren't mad about the fire are you?"
Iron still follows, still looking backwards.
If there are any traps down that hallway, then they must be either magical or rather well hidden, because he can't see any. The one he saw earlier, and the two that have been set off, were decidedly neither magical nor carefully hidden>>74834
No shotgun sounds, nor do spikes fall down from the ceiling, nor falling rocks>>74835
"We'll talk about this in private"
He looks to Blue Skies
"Blue, your lunch break ended 15 minutes ago. Come with us"
Sea Breeze gets up, and tries to limp towards the hallway, using his magic to lift his rear prosthetic leg>>74836
There is no one behind him. That he can see.
Dark Star Gives Blue An apologetic look
She continues to flail the buckler about as she creeps forward behind her tower shield, now taking off her medium shield and flails it through the air along with it.
Iron notes this trap for later, ensuring he will not trigger it when they explore the corridor opposite of this one. "We seem to be safe from traps, for now. Hope we did not spook any remaining members that were stationed here," Iron whispers to Ash. "The fact that they rigged this place with them means we will find information, probably for finding your target."
"It can't hurt to make sure…" Sister says, still flailing her shields around the hallway until she reaches the door.
Iron follows. "It is true."
Do they make it to the door?
She sighs, and lowers her head as she trots forward
Sea Breeze limps to a room that is 3 doors down, opens it, and lets the two in. Blue Skies takes a seat in the center, and Sea Breeze sits down in a chair across from where Dark Star would be sitting.
Sea Breeze says "This one here has been giving reports of what she saw and heard all morning. Well, much of the morning, but we have not heard from you.
We counted 15 dead ponies, 5 critically injured, one who died this morning and 4 in our custody, two live prisoners, 10 dead griffons - 9 of those from a sea crew - one critically injured griffon, 3 unconscious griffons who were waking up as our teams came in and taken prisoner, and one injured griffon crewgrif taken prisoner. And a Changeling with a severed head…">>74844
Yes. It is locked
What's it made of?
Iron pokes Ash. "We may be dealing with another one of these traps the moment we open it. If you are going to open it, then stay away from the door and specially avoid the narrow gap when opening it."
When he starts tallying of the body count dark star gets a big grin on his face and it gets even bigger when he mentions the changeling.
"yes that seems accurate to what i saw,Sir."
"It's locked…" Sister Ash replies
"I think our only option may be.. breaking it down.."
"And two dead Baltimare police officers…"
Wood and steel. And by "steel" I do not mean one of those big freezer doors, just a relatively ordinary door
Iron is a bit annoyed. "While I can break it down, at least the lock, I may be shot by that kind of trap again. Maybe I can hit it with my back hooves while you hold your shield with telekinesis. You can do that, right?"
|Rolled 20 + 5|
"… It doesn't look that tough..">>74852
"Let me try something." Ash replies
She stands back, using her shield as cover once again, levitating her greatclub, before hammering it into the door.
Roing to sunder
Dark Stars smile melts off his face
"The Changling that was impersonating marecuse gunned them down before she…it could be stopped."
Iron clearly can see that the door is being damaged by Ash. He prepares his shield, pointing it towards the door, awaiting the incoming trap.
The door splits right down the middle. No shotgun blast goes off, and there is light on the other side>>74854
Blue Skies interrupts
"'Worker' is the term for a female Changeling"
Sea Breeze continues after that. "It looks like in terms of the objectives, the mission was a complete success. Both advisers have been killed, and 1500 rifles were intercepted and destroyed. We know Prywhen sent the Griffin, and obviously the Changeling adviser is suspected as being fro the Changeling Empire. We are still awaiting data on who sent the guns. We know now that they intend to strike in the south, although it appears that this opperation has delayed that plan significantly. We have not located all of their safehouses in the city.
The decision to send in the troops made by Blue Skies here has had, shall we say, mixed results. It allowed us to not only capture the live prisoners in time, but several that had been shot and… bandaged up? Anyways, they will be interrogated soon enough. Unfortunately the troop presence has caused suspicion among the Leftwing activists of the city, who think that we did it. But we made sure to send in reserves with, shall we say, 'unloyal' griffins, who will report back that the seen they saw included deaths caused in ways the Blackhooves don't do. I mean, two eyes stabbed out? Impalement? We are doing are best to try to avoid tipping off the Communists that we knew about their operation. Right now, we want all eyes on the Waterfront gang and on griffin shipping"
Iron does a spot check for any traps from the door onwards.
|Rolled 15 + 5|
Sister Ash dons a slightly smug expression as she watched Hal the door disintegrate from her strike.
She finishes jabbing away what's left of it until the hole is big enough to trot through.
Then doggo peers his head in.
Iron is surprised by these events, but still thinks that he could do it better. "That is some luck there."
They are in a new room now. this room has some conveyor belts in it, and seems to have once been a location where cans were packed. The room is large, at least 50ft by 80ft. No pony is immediately visible in the room. The room is illuminated by natural light coming in from over head panels>>74859
The room has a number of objects in it none of which he can identify as traps or not
Iron awaits for Ash's recon to come back. "I think we may need that trick of light again just in case."
Ash and her dog slowly enter the room, Ash holding her shild up defensively as soon as she passes the threshold.>>74861
"I don't know what's going on here now, but somepony definitely hide.." she mutters, her tone low
*Definitely had something to hide
Iron steps up to be next to Ash, following her sideways. "I have no idea what this is."
"Neither do I.." she replies
"But I intend to find out."
"Yea the ponies that accepted the job, were strange to say the least but they all did very well. and sir may i suggest a bonus for Miss Skies here. i would not have been able to complete the mission without her. How would i fit into the current situation,sir? Want do you need me to do?"
The conveyor belt has an L shape and sort of cuts the room in two, being 25 ft away from the wall closest to Ash, and the right wall. When Ash enters the room, she can see that there is a railing of a second floor above them over the wall where they came from. Against the far wall are a few crates, a few jugs, and cages. This room does not have obvious pony presence, and most of the floor is open, although there are some boxes closer to the center
|Rolled 2 + 14|
Ash looks around for any sign of recent activity, her dog sniffing to detect any scents.
Rolling survival because that's my highest mod
Iron inspects the crates, see what's inside and other small details of importance.
Sister Ash, likewise, appears interested in the cages
Skies takes the complement, with a "D'aww"
"Well, it looks like you can be promoted to a full officer, if you so desire. We know the location of one safe house, and of some of the communists involved. We will be releasing some of the prisoners soon enough in a controlled manner, hoping they will feed back false information about how much we know, as well as following them. Unfortunately, these have seen you and your team. We will be gathering more information about the whereabouts of the communists, but we don't want to attack again in a similar manner so soon, less we tip off what we know
What sort of deployment would you like?">>74871
This varies. Some are empty. Some have jugs of who knows what. And some have Ammunition.>>74870
Doggo quickly wiffs up a smell of something dreadful, which hurts his sense of smell>>74872
These vary in size. A large one on the far side of the room could fit a Manticore. Most are smaller. Pony sized, or bunny sized. Black painted metal.
|Rolled 7 + 5|
"They wouldn't have booby-trappee this place if there were nothing to hide.. They must have been covering their tracks.."
Rolling Listen to detect any creatures
Iron shrugs and picks the ammunition up. It may sell for that vendor at Jungle Rush.
What kind of dreadful?
"What's that, boy?"
Sounds coming from a different room to the far left>>74876
Anything from oil on the floor to particularly rotten fish
[Omnivorous Horse Noises]
"They were holding a lot of different kinds of creatures here.. more than just ponies.">>74877
"Something's there." Sister Ash whispers, making her way towards that side of the room, with her shield up.
"The Nun i Brought on mentioned that the water front gang foal-naps foals,i think i would like to be put on their case."
Iron stops what he's doing and regroups with Ash. He stores all ammo picked up and stores it in his bit pouch.
Ash puts her glowstone in her sack to delay it's effect, taking advantage of her dog's ability to maneuver in the natural light with it's vision and smell.
"Where is the noise coming from?" Iron whispers to Ash.
"It sounds like it's coming from that room over there. Let's check it out."
"I do not think we can be stealthy, I say we rush the position." Iron whispers as he slowly moves towards the room Ash pointed. "When you're ready, we run for the noise."
As Silver continues to violate the natural law with his beef roast, he can hear a couple conversations
"Did you hear about the Skyfall grand fleet?"
"Yes, It's going to affect the shipping routes for sure"
"Bullshit this herring is as good as they serve in in Nouvelle Aquellia"
"It isn't too salty though"
"That son of a mare killed my brother, and the police couldn't even arrest him"
"Well, do you expect them to? They can barely control crime as it is">>74881
"Foal-napping, at the end of the day, is a criminal matter left to local authorities. That is not within our juridiction. One of those foals, I was told, is being held by a group of communists. We could take that child away. And if messing with the gang is you aim, there may be ways to get involved">>74879
She can go to her left and eventually get to a door>>74882
If only you were a paladin
She makes her way over to the door quickly, holding her shield up in front of her, knowing that she's won't be able to operate stealthily anyway.>>74887
"Let's go then." She says, rushing for he door
Well, IDK how to paladin and fighter is a newbie class so I picked that. Next time, maybe.
Iron rushes along with her.
What do you mean by "rushing" for the door?>>74891
"Well, we believe they are facilitating arms trafficking. We may be able to cause a war within their ranks if they believe the robbery was perpetrated by one of their own, or make the Police crack down on them. And of course, you can always try to infiltrate again">>74892
I linked the wrong post there, that was a mistake
Running straight towards the door, maybe even crashing through it if you want. Rush=Go quickly and without stealh
Alright. Iron goes to the door at the end of the room, and does so quickly
Don't forget Ash does this as well.
I say just going for it quickly.
I don't intend to crash into anything, yet.
They are at the door, and got there quickly
Ash stands back 10 feet and attempts to open the door with telekinesis.
The door opens regularly, as it was unlocked
He perks his ears up at the third conversation, trying to listen in further.
Iron rushes inside the room and looks for anything that could do a loud enough noise for Ash to hear.
The dog follows shortly behind, followed by Sister Ash.
Yep. Two ponies standing before him. Several more standing around. They must have been alerted by the shotgun sounds, because they were ready at the door
"Who the fuck are you?"
The dog follows shortly behind, followed by Sister Ash.
This conversation comes from two diamond dogs, one of whom is charcoal grey, and the other a white. The charcoal dog is angry. Yes, their voices are unusually high pitched for a creature of that size
"They want to say it was 'self-defense' or something. He had the weapon out first"
"That shopkeeper must have lied to the police"
"We came here to fetch somepony." Iron states as he slowly backs up, shield facing towards the ponies. "I have no clue who you are as well."
"…Just a couple poverty volunteers.." Sister Ash replies meekly
"And who are you?"
There are five of them visible. Two have shotgun, another has a sawed off rifle, and the two closest have crowbars
"We are the ones who are supposed to be guarding this place. Who are you?">>74909
"And you went right through several shotgun traps? How are you… This is private property. It is off limits"
"Private property? It looked abandoned to me." She says, sternly, although she's only barely peaking past her shield.
"We came here looking for someponie. A several foals, and a nun by the name of Sister Sage."
"I may only tell you until you tell me who do you work for. " Iron still moves backwards, also ensuring to protect Ash with his shield. "If you tell me, I will tell you who I am."
He puts this collected knowledge into the expanding mental notepad he's keeping, and attempts to see if he can catch the tail end of the first conversation.
"theres one more thing of interest i forgot about in the heat of battle. the guns were being guarded by members of the waterfront gang. the muscle i hired on seemed to know the zigger guarding them. i dont know if ill be able to infiltrate the zigger saw my face."
If you say my name to this guy, I'll punch you in character when he finds out.
One of the ponies levies a shotgun at Ash. The one speaking says. "I don't know who a 'sister sage' is">>74912
"Mr., you are on our
territory. We set the terms here">>74913
"Shit, this changes the war significantly. With the fleet defeated, New Mareland rules the waves"
"I wouldn't say that, they took a beating as well. They will be out of commission for a while"
"Still… this is a significant set back">>74914
"Did she see you shooting ponies or acting hostile? Because if not, she might think you were just another pony that was attending and fled the scene or left early.">>74916>>74915
Blue Skies alone among the Blackhooves knows who the party members are
Ash seems unconvinced
"Are you by any chance associated with the Waterfront gang? We came on the hint that several abducted foals had been brought here."
*Ducks behind shield cover*
"Yes. Yes we are. What foals are you looking for?"
Iron places himself on the left flank of Ash, protecting from any attacks diagonally left with his shield. He does not respond, opting for Ash to do the talking.
That is, until he picks up the word "Waterfront Gang. Iron drops his shield. "I am a friend of Black Cauldron."
"The ones from the orphanage, on the hill." She conty, still behind her shield
"They've been foalnapped. I came to negotiate a ransom."
Reeeeeee no drop shield!
"no she did not see anything of the sort. I Did tell her i was a communist, so maybe she would think im with them."
*lowers his shield
Most of them look at him with a "are we supposed to know who that is expression." But one says: "Oh yeah, I know her. She's a made mare of the east side" This definitely calms them. Two put down their weapons from the ready position>>74924
One of them interjects
"You mean the foals from the Order of the Sisters of Saint Prancis?">>74926
"Well, for the time being, they all should, which is what we want. You should be safe among the communists for at least the next few days, probably much longer"
A war? Between New Mareland and Skyfall? This is the first time he's heard about such a thing. He wonders how many of their forces are split between trying to keep order in East Equestria and fighting in this foreign war, and how much of an effect it's having on their security operations.
Iron nods. "I suppose we are, right?" He looks to Ash when saying that.
"Yes. Those foals precisely." Sister Ash replies, still not budging from behind her little wooden fortress.
"Do you have any idea where they are?"
Iron hears two weapons above him set down from a ready position. This room, it turned out, had a railing on the second floor the same as the last room, and there were two ponies with rifles above them and to their left. There are 7 in the room in total.>>74929>>74929
From his basic background knowledge, he knows that virtually all decent forces are overseas on Griffonia, with native recruits and non-pony garrisons being the majority of the garrisons of East Equestria. There is almost nocreature to oppose a Changeling invasion, with New Mareland's greatest security being that an invasion of East Equestria would start a war the Changelings could not end without superior naval power. It is very bad for their security.>>74931>>74932
"Those foals were taken because the Order did not pay what they owed. One ran away, 5 have been sold, and 6 are here"
"Sold?! To whom?!" She replies, a wisp of smoke rising up from behind the large shield
"i will stay in their 'good graces' for as long as i can."
Iron is a bit perplexed by this. Who would let their children to be taken just like that? It didn't make sense. He still had a mission. "We come to take the 6 remaining children as well as the name of the buyers for the remaining five."
How far apart are they, precisely?
Is this a big room?
He grimaces. Why the Changelings haven't yet invaded, he doesn't know, but he starts to get the feeling they would quickly take over all of Equestria if they did.
"'Sold' isn't necessarily accurate. One was placed with a Manehattan family for a fee. They wanted to adopt but couldn't get around certain regulations. Two of them were sent down to mademares in the Eastside as laborers, with the intent of inducting them into the gang. And two went to… well, there is this a, big individual. Big in politics, if you will. And he likes foals. And let's leave it at that">>74938
Officially, New Mareland, The Griffionian Empire, and the Changling Hegemony form a three part alliance>>74937
It is a very big room, sort of the mirror of the last. But the 7 here are pretty close, at least within a 30 ft circle>>74935
"Well that is very good. Is there anything else we should know? Some information you have?"
>tfw you realize Call Lighting also works indoors
Iron feels this is not going to end well. He slowly picks up his shield and readies it casually.
Despite this, he gets the feeling the Changelings will not be satisfied with this arrangement forever.
"i think i have told you everything,sir."
"This.. big individual.. what is his name?" She implores, her tone growing venomous
>30 ft circle
They'd all be dead by now if I weren't trying to be a pacifist
Well, he's not really alone in this belief>>74944
"Aldermare Comte Burgher. Well… Alder-stallion">>74943
"Alright, I guess you are free to leave if you like. We'll have Blue Skies here contact you when there are new jobs that need
to be done, and you can take the day off"
The two holding crowbars backup from the position
.." the dragonmare replies, her tone now alarmingly polite, despite the smoke which has not stopped
".. and these 'Mademares', as you call them.. Who were they..?">>74946
*Smoking intensifies, with a few cinders and ashes*
"Thank you,sir. ill be at the eastside tavern if i am needed."
Dark Star looks longing at blue for a second then gets up and leaves
Iron is fully ready to strike at any of these ponies, shield on his armored off-hoof.
He sighs, knowing full well where that train of thought will lead, and he doesn't want to think about anything related to the war or politics or these short-sighted New Mareland occupiers right now. He has a quality meal to look forward to. Speaking of, he looks in the direction of the kitchen, wondering when the roast will be ready.
"I take it you're not asking simply because you are curious"
Those two exchange their crowbars for handguns>>74948
She smiles with a "have a nice day"
Sea Breeze adds "If you want to check out something, there is a Soup Kitchen on Vine and Main that is known to be operated by Communists">>74951
Roast is indeed ready. Sicko
".. No.. I am indeed much more than just curious.." she says, more smoke rising from behind the shield
"a Soup kitchen?? where do they get the food? they're communists."
He enjoys it tremendously, leaving after paying with a full stomach and a satisfied sigh of relief. With the rest of his day clear, he makes his way back to his room at the tavern, whistling yet another old marching song along the way.
"Do you wish to negotiate something?"
The smoke makes them uneasy>>74954
Sea Breeze chuckles
"It's their way of recruiting from the poor. That soup kitchen is run by a pair of stallions, who also raise a foal whom they have indoctrinated into their ideology. As I understand it, this is a violation of Governate family law, as two stallions may not raise a foal where both do not have a blood connection to the foal. So there's a foal to be removed, but I think that you'll be better off not making that child custody intervention yourself. Nevertheless, we know that these two were at the scene last night">>74955
Celestia herself would express disgust
Sister Ash takes s 5 foot step outside the doorframe.
Are any of these ponies within 5 feet of each other?>>74956
".. Preferably…" Sister Ash replies, still smoking
"However, I would much like to see the remaining foals first..">>74955
Holy shit dude.
As far as Silver goes, he has no regrets.
I bet you take cannibalism on Fallout New Vegas, bastard.
*Throws holy water at u*
If it was actually a good perk, I suppose I would, but as it is, it's garbage compared to literally everything else you could take.
"I believe they should be here">>74957
They are not quite that close>>74958
If you were playing that Changeling character I would so
make you RP feeding
"Show them to me." She demands
"I will scope out the place a little later today.sir. Good Day Sir. Good Day miss Skies."
Dark Star leaves the room and heads for the eastside tavern
It is so>>74963
"What are you offering for them?"
"It depends on their condition." She hisses in response, a couple sparks flying out from behind the shield
"Show them to me."
Do i run into anypony on the way there?
Oh come on. It cannot be that hard. Just say nice things and pay attention to their wants and needs. If I could control two characters, I would show you how I can RP that shit with ease. If I get 18 Charisma and high dex
Well, Changelings are dicks, so it would be more like non-functioning parasitic relationships than great friendships of the kind you write to the princess about>>74966
A pony gets up from the line, and goes into the room behind him. This takes a few minutes. He comes back with 5 foals. Three fillies, two colts. The foals don't look particularly happy. They are not malnourished. If they have bruises they are not visible from 15 feet>>74968
No. Spark, Onyx, and eventually Silver should be at the bar>>74969
Pic is for you
Friendship is important anon
I-it's character flaws, not IRL.
"Hey barcolt. one double shot of apple whiskey."
Iron feels confused. "Where is the sixth one? You said there were 6."
"The sixth foal is, well, a bit difficult. He behaves wildly, so we don't let him out much">>74973
Would this be Onyx or Glistening Glass?
"Bring him here..!" Sister Ash hisses, the smoke now at a level that begins to make it difficult to breath
Iron does not feel like Ash would restrain herself if she had to witness that foal. He is mostly assured there was beating.
I imagine some hives would follow a slightly different approach to handling ponykind, compared at least to the Changeling Hegemony. Though those hives would most certainly be exiled from Chrysalis' lands.
i assumed oynx was out. so glimmering glass i guess.
Anyways, at what times did/will Spark, Dark, and Silver arrive at the bar?
This foal is a bit smaller, and wiggles around in the hooves of the pony.
"I need more attention" the foal says, evidently to his handler
He looks happy to see Ash>>74979
"Coming right up"
He pours the glass>>74978>Skittlebugs
Yeah, that's fuzzy. Let's say "earlier"
No, more like changeling farmers taking good care of their livestock in the hope that doing so will provide higher-quality yields than just hooking them up to machines.
Iron almost laughs for a bit there. He decides to look at the foals, see what their physical state are. If they are wounded or something.
Sister Ash walks into the room, her dog alongside her.
She inspects each of the foals closely, one by one.
Two of them look like they might have a bruise. One is carrying a blanket and normal, and two of them seem normal enough. The sixth colt, or the problem one, is making a number of requests, and is very energetic. None are malnourished save the sixth>>74982
All changelings in this game must be parasitic
"Hows it going? anything interesting happen while i was out?"
The fact that some of them are bruised puts him on edge. He thinks this will blow up badly.
"I saw that scrawny guy who always carries a glass get hit with a sack of coins by the homeless veteran. That was new. Also I believe there is a guy looking for you"
My ears perk up when I hear this.
"Whos looking for me?"
my owl goes "Who? Who?"
"He goes by the name Silver Sword, I believe">>74991
I had forgotten about the owl…
"….. Very well then…" Sister Ash declares, after a long pause>>74987
"Iron, gotske these children outside, while I reply these kind ponies.." Sister Ash says sternly
So, am I there, or is the time line all funny again?
After an uneventful walk, Silver finally arrives back at his room at the tavern to take inventory of his supplies, mark the locations he visited on his map, and have a smoke.>>74995Nobody knows at this point.
Iron nods and beckons the children to follow him. "All of you, on me. Do not go in front of me, only behind me." Iron walks until he reaches the door to this room, waiting the children to follow.
"Do you think we are just going to let all of them go with you just like that?"
"is he here? What was he like? did look like a communist?"
"Ah, hello again."
"He had the accent of one, but he insisted that he wasn't"
"Let them go." Sister Ash replies sternly
"I would prefer to see it that they leave safely before I finish." She says, rumaging through her sack
"Now tell me. Just how much did those poor sister at Said Prancais owe you?"
"18000 Bits in total"
Iron stands by the door, awaiting the children to follow. "You do not need to follow those ponies' orders, come on." Iron beckons the children again.
>>75003>18000 bitsWhat bullshit.>>75004
Sister Ash awaits for all of the children to cross the threshold before she replies.
One pony places a hoof on the shoulder of a foal
"You have no more reason to trust them than you do us. Do you think that someone who has to hide behind so much steel has faith in his agreeability?"
"I could say the same to your guns." Iron looks defiant. "I say you let the children go and we can talk about payment. After all, she will be here still, and I do not plan to do sacrifices."
Do you think they would place a low value on children?
The chances of these ponies just handing over the children are between zero and zero. If any feel inclined to run over, they are paused, and most do not attempt it.
Except the sixth foal. This one runs over to Ash and demands to be hugged>>75007
"We don't believe you"
This pony wants more hugs
Even if I threaten them to do it? If I successfully intimidate every single pony in this room, do I win this?
Yes to the first question or the second?
"I will be sure to repay you." Ash says, through gritted teeth
"But not a moment before the last foal steps past that threshold.">>75010
*Gives poner generous helping of hugs*
"oh hi Spark."its totally not a room reference>>75001
"If you weren't planning on trying to kill us before they left, then why would you demand they left first?">>75013
If you intimidate all of them you win
*After they left
Iron awaits the moment Ash is done with negotiations to do what he does best in terms of rank ability
: Intimidate every single pony.
"What's going on today?"
If the intent is to make them release the children, he need only intimidate the 5 on the floor
"Ifi had intended to attack you. I would have done so before you brought them out."
I guess I can flex a bit and go all in on this and get them for free if I try it. If it doesn't work, a battle starts anyways.
"What do you look to offer?"
Wew, don't just go for it. This is dice territory here. Luck will decide the winner here.
"What you're owed." She says, producing the two gold bars
"What you weighed, for the price of six foals."
Alright, I need to go to sleep. I will be travelling pretty much all of tomorrow, so do not expect consistent responses
The foal wants more hugs>>75030
Okay, I am questioning the "2 bars" thing. I had it as Ash getting 1 bar. I mean, I guess she could have?
I could have sworn….
Idk, I'll deal with this in the morning.
*Hugs poner affectionately*
OK, I'll sign off for now. Tomorrow, I'll roll for intimidate.
"not much" he leans in and whispers "im an officer now! i got accepted because we pulled off the mission. and you remember Blue Skies? she and i bucked last night. i think im in love."
I am present.
So, if they don't let go of the children after that display of monetary power, I will intimidate them to do it. Right?
I guess so.. I kind of wanted to at least get the kids out of the room though, lest bullets start flying...Fucking gunz.. I think I'm turning into a liberal
Pic related is me.
Alright, plan is settled. Prepare for the bullets to start flying anyways.
That's why a brought the shield, despite not being profficient in it.
Nope. A tower shield is an exotic shield. Only Fighters and Blackguards get automatic profficiency.
I can still use it, but I would take a penalty to Melee attack rolls with my off hand. However, Sister Ash doesn't really use her forehooves for anything other than walking, or the occasional somatic component.
Oh. So I don't get a -4 penalty to my attacks then?
What is the standard penalty then?
-2 to attack rolls, while guarding.
Cool. Thanks, now I feel a lot more confident on future rolls.
>that feel when you find some of the foals, but in doing so reopen 3 other sidequests
It's going to take a while to get all these foals back.. I still need to find Ollie too..
I guess this is our downtime. Should give the GM a lot of time to think up another big quest.
I guess it was to be expected that they wouldn't have all been in the same place.
Also, no way these low-life NPCs collectively had 18000 gp to give away (unless bits are silver, idk). There had to be someone else involved in the matter.
Well, they did say they were part of a prolific gang instead of some nobodies without group affiliation. Gangs usually have a little more worth than just these guys.
“Wow. That’s pretty impressive. I’m really happy for you.”
I look toward Onyx, passed out on the bar.
“I was about to get our sleepy brute bartender here to help me with a monster problem. Are you too busy to join us?”I’m going to be mobile posting and pretty busy today. Sorry if I don’t respond quickly.
I wonder who could be behind so many bits
Obviously (((someone))) who'd be the most interested in pony-trafficking.
He really wasn't joking when he said he would not respond for this day.
What was that gif you probably posted? I saw it for a bit then dissapeared.
I didn't mean to post it here, so I deleted it.
Oh. It's cute. Sorry for the intrusion.
What do you think the CR is for a shotgun trap? Like, a Wyvern arrow trap?
We triggered 2, and disarmed 1.
I might be on later, probably sometime after 7, in case anyone is wondering.
I'm fucking tired.
Also, still confused as to when exactly Silver, Spark, and Dark Star arrived at the tavern, in addition to who arrived when.
I think that's the order in which everyone came to the bar.
Alright, I’ve thought about it and if 2 bars go to Onyx, 2 to Iron, 1 to Dark Star and 3 are the Devil’s Cut, that leaves 2 bars, both of which could go to AshI was hoping Brie would claim it… or Silver otherwise>>75042
Guns are a fairly easy way, in addition doubling and tripling HP, to make a 1/2 CR threat into a real threat, as they have much bigger damage die. To make an enemy with a longsword as damaging as one with a revolver would require giving it 14 strength, which is well above the standard template>>75075
Onyx and Spark were already there, then Dark Star and Silver arrive. All 4 are at a bar.>>75068
The spring shotgun trap that has been pretty commonly used by Americans to secure abandoned buildings, so much so that states have had to ban it specifically
Well, I only would have picked up the bars for the sake of freeing the foals, or donating them.
Sister Ash drops the two bars out of her wrags before her.
"Do we have a deal?" She implores, coldly
The Stallion looks at the bars from a sort of distance, and then says
“Yes, two gold bars will cover all of the expenses. Normally we’d value these foals at much more, but, considering…” He is looking specifically at the foal attacking Ash. “I think we will take a loss on this.”
“You two, go over to them.” Two female foals are sent over towards Iron.>>75034
The colt in Ash’s legs wants even more affection
"Very well then." She says, relieved, but doing a poor job of hiding her disgust in the matter
".. Now that that's settled.. would you so kindly tell me who these two 'mademares' you referred to were?" She inquires, tilting her head clockwise
>even more affection
Ask and he shall receive.
*Tickles poner with telekinesis*
>>75080>Smoke has settled down slightly>>75076
She gestures to Iron to lead the other foals out of the room.
Iron nods. "Come on, children. We shall go outside." Iron starts heading out of the door and stops at the door, expecting the children to follow him.
The Stallion comes and picks up the two gold bars. “Send them over.” And the three remaining foals are sent over towards Iron.
“One is named Willowbrooks. If you want to find her, go to an establishment called Windywillows on East Sixth. The other is named Saintgallop. You may find him along the streets of Wasthaven if you ask around.”
The colt giggles, and responds with some sort of magical something. He wants more.
"… And whatever happened to the sister that was abducted..?"
“Your sister was adbducted?” He sssms to not understand>>75082>>75081
The foals leave the room as directed by Iron. Except for the sixth colt, who remains on Ash
“That one will need to be restrained.” Says the Stallion
Iron looks at Ash. "Do I need to take active measures to take the colt or is it alright for him to stay with you?"
".. Yes.." she says
"She was taken from the orphanage not long after the goals were.">>75086
"I can handle him for now." Sister replies
Iron nods and leads the children out of the room to outside, always looking for any traps along the way. Rolling spot to determine his success in detecting them.
Just go back the same way we came: that route is clear.
Guess he can do that. It's just a precaution.
And here I am once more.
I’m back. Is your character in the bar right now?
I think my character is travelling through limbo to reach his destination.
Dark Star, Silver, Spark Shimmer, Ash and Onyx are floating in limbo, unable to see eachother. Brie is a pile of bones next to a bag of mangos. Dark Star has the bliss face when ejaculating from all that hoofholding, Silver is eating raw elk like the cannibal he is, Spark is reading a book and Onyx is throwing deadly bit sacks to people. Iron is confessing feelings of attraction to every mare he is acquaintanced and promptly gets slapped for it and Ash is coddling every foal in the world while burning every steel beam around her.>Living the dream
Did Tipsy not make it?
Tipsy is inside the book.
Hey, racially speaking, are changelings bisexual, as in they have the capacity to use both male and female sexual organs according to the changeling's needs?
If they're anything like doppelgangers,they could be genderless.
I think an average Changeling's reproductive orhans are vestigial and underdeveloped, since they're hive creatures.
He's outside at the rear of the tavern, having a smoke. Then yeah, he'll head into the bar.
In other words, they don't work as reproductive organs and they are very small/thin for sexual encounters, right?
*pets colt some more*
I'm just not sure if you're waiting on Dark Star and Onyx or not.
I will, but we could have in character conversations if you would like.
>>75109That is true.
After a final draw on his cig, Silver stamps it out underneath his hoof. "Onto next bit of business."
He steps into the bar to see if Spark made his way back after losing track of each other, looking at the counter and at the various tables.
I am talking to Dark Star and Onyx, both passed out at the bar, when I notice you and wave.
He lets out a sigh of relief before trotting over to greet him. "Finally found you again, friend."
“Sorry that I fell behind. I got distracted by a conversation these ponies had about monsters. I’m going to ask these guys to help me do it while there is a lull in actual assignments.”
I turn to point them out and turn back to you.
“So, what have you been up to?”
He takes a seat next to Spark. "Well, I have been investigating incident on pier from last night. So far I have not learned what caused it, but I have heard…'interesting'…theories on matter."
“Ah. And what theories are those?”
"Monster Problem?" Dark Star asks while rubbing his glazed over eyes
“Yeah. Apparently some kind of necromancer left a ton of things in a quarry that are supposed to be dead, but aren’t now.”
"Everything from police, to gangs, to changelings. None of it is really concrete, mostly just rumors, and I could not get close enough to site to actually investigate it." After a couple seconds of silence, he leans in and speaks in a low, quiet voice as to avoid being overheard. "Between you and me, I am little spooked by idea that changelings are here. It is not good if that rumor is actually true.">>75116
While talking to Spark, Silver notices Dark Star finally get up from being passed out on the bar. "Sleep well?"
*pets poner some more*
“Interesting. I got my own theory, but I’ll fill you in later. Are you interested in joining us in our extermination mission? I hear it will pay.”
He nods. "Of course. Give me five minutes or so to gather my supplies."
"Yea i had some nice dreams"
“A bad sorcerer apparently. He isn’t there anymore… so they say, but left a ton of monsters there that were dead, but not anymore.”
I’ve been waiting like a week to talk about changelings, it just hasn’t come up in the story
Changelings are essentially the same as bees sexually. They have Drones, which are males, Workers, which are infertile females, and Queens, which are fertile females. Workers that are away from the presence of queens for long enough can become fertile to lay eggs that will necessarily become drones. (Same as bees). A Changeling’s shapeshifting will give it the genitals of the creature it has turned into. (At least if it has bothered to change with that much detail).
Every Changeling besides Chrystalis seen in the show at least until the very end of “to where and back again” and perhaps even “To change a Changeling” has an unambiguously male model, which I think implies that Drones are a sort of military force.
A wave of confusion washes over Dark Star
"if they are already dead whats the problem? and whats a sorcerer? like a unicorn?"
So changelings are bees. Ok.
|Rolled 12 + 13|
Rolling knowledge (vermin) to see if Sister Ash has heard of how many queens there are.
“I’m a sorcerer. Some unicorns aren’t, such as my friend Silver here. And the problem with dead things is they are not dead now. They are minsters attacking ponies. We can’t let that happen.”
Silver nods as he gets up from his seat. "That is good to hear." As he leaves to grab his things, it occurs to Star that his voice has an unmistakable Stalliongrader accent, and that he's seem him in the tavern the night before.>>75128
When Silver comes back after getting his supplies, he looks kitted out for an adventure. His white button-up shirt has been replaced by worn olive drab fatigues, rubber military boots reinforced with metal plating, and a thick battle-scarred metal cuirass. "I believe I am ready when you are. Now, what are details of this job?"
"Hey youre silver right? i heard you were looking for me?"
“The mission is pretty simple. Clear out the quarry. All ponies have been removed from it so anything that moves in there is a monster. They seemed pretty scared, so I would be this isn’t going to be a trot in the park.”>>75130
“Magic, as always.”
"I suppose looking is word for it. Heard from Glass that you were in here with pegasus mare hiring ponies from bar for job of some sort couple days ago. Got me curious."
"Then it is good thing I have sword with me."
"Magic is strange">>75136
"Thats true. Spark here was one of the ponies that accepted the job."
He looks at the passed-out Onyx when he says this. "I also heard you hired other bartender, Onyx, onto job, whatever it was."
“Alright. We just need to carry the bartender with us if we are traveling there now.”>>75138
Already looking at the comatose barkeep, he performs a double take. "…We will carry him?"
"Yea he may not look like much when he is passed out but that Pony is a killing machine.">>75140
"So where is this Neckrowmencer at?"
"we could stuff him into a taxi."
"So I have heard. Pricey, too."
It's the first time he's heard the term. "What is taxi?"
“We are going to need this pony when the fighting starts. He has quite the reputation of being the hardest and toughest in the city, at least as far as any of us have heard.”>>75142
“He is gone, at least that’s what I understand. It’s the monsters left behind we have to clear out.”>>75143
“If it has to do with taxes, I’ll pass.”
"its a vehicle we can rent to get from place to place without having to drag an unconscious pony with us while we are walking."
"Where are the monsters at?"
After a couple seconds of silence, he speaks up. "I see. Let us hope he wakes up in time for battle, then."
I pull out my map with the location marked on it.
“Here it is.”
Dark Star Walks over to Glass and tells him
"Hey if anyone from the Black Hooves come looking for me,especially Blue Skies. Tell them ill be at [location marked on Spark's map]"
Silver leans in to see the marked location as well.
"im ready to go when you colts are."
He looks up from the map. "As I have said, I am also ready."
Okay, it's nearly midnight, and I haven't slept right for 2 days.
"Did you Want to know about the job?">>75155
Unfortunately without GM and Onyx, and with my traveling for Christmas… I think I need to call it a night this time. I’ll hop in the taxi as my next action if you guys set it up so I can get there and set it up for tomorrow. Or if GM gets here before then, so I can join you guys in the quarry tomorrow. See you then.
I'll jump in the Night wagon and say I'll go to bed too. Night everyone.
"About this job? Spark has already told me some about it.">>75157>>75158Goodnight!
"no you seemed curious about why i was hiring ponies for the job i did."
"Oh, that job. Yes, I am curious about it, but I felt it would be rude to ask of you so early."
"all im allowed to mention is it was at the docks. and stuff kind of got out of hoof if we do a few missions together, i might tell you a some more."
A number of pieces of the puzzle he's been trying to put together snap in place with the addition of this new information. "…So, your group was at pier when incident last night happened?"
"it seems that way."
"Howd you hear about that?"
"There was protest about it in front of city hall. Went from there to pier to see what had happened, but police had area guarded."
"Protests? who was protesting?"
"Mostly griffons, diamond dogs, and other non-ponies. Some had strange red and black bandanas on. Had signs saying Larry Berry is 'not true socialist', whatever that means."
"Red and Black? and them saying that the Socialist mayor isnt enough of a socialist,Sounds like Anarcho-communists to me."
"So What did you do last night?"
“To be honest, I don’t know. I just remember going to sleep. I guess that wound took it out of me.”
"yea Speaking of that i need some more armor. mine got turned to cheese."
“Hmm… well, since the bartender is asleep, we can run by an shop to get some I suppose.”
"Do you and silver need some? i could get some for you two."
“I’m sure Silver would appreciate it, but I don’t like armor.”
"are you sure? you look kinda banged up."
“That’s because the bartender threw a bag full of bits at me. That pony can’t control his strength. But if you can find something something light and not too expensive, maybe I will take it. Just hate stuff that weighs me down.”
"I think my tailor could help us with that problem."
“That’s really nice of you. Thanks.”
I reach behind the bar and pour you a drink.
“Go ahead and have this. It’s on me.”
"Ah how Gracious, thank you."
Dark stat takes the drink and sips it
Roll call: anyone here?
Roger that. Iron is on standby escorting children out of the building from where he entered.
>>75184>Your Most Humble Agent
It's the GM I think
Ah, I'm unfamiliar with the name.
Silver looks down at the armor he's already wearing. "…Is there problem with my current armor?"
“Nothing wrong with it. Doesn’t mean you can’t get more if you want. What do you think?”
I'm here for now, but I might be busy soon.
"I hadent noticed it, but if you want some more i know a pony."
He inspects his armor some more, at the damage it's taken over the course of its lifetime. "…That is…nice of you to offer, thanks. But, why? I feel as though I have not earned this offer."
"I try to help out the ponies around here."
“If you are going to help us fight monsters, then you are going to earn it. Don’t worry.”
Did the pavement equines have anything to say about Sister Sage?
After a couple seconds, he nods at Star and Spark. "If you are offering, and if it is not too much trouble, then I suppose I should at least look. I appreciate it."
"Oh yes, her
. She left of her own accord">>75088
He cannot see any traps. A stallion says to him "Are you really intend to take them through the closed off portion? That area has traps.">>75107>>75119
The colt wants more attention>>75178
All physical armor gives a chance that arcane spells cast by the wearer will fail>>75127>Vermin
These magical parasites are more like Vampires than rats, but I'll buy it. There are at least 100 queens of the Western Hives under Chrysalis and 10 under the Eastern Hives. The number has gone down in the past 20 years as queens have been killed in the wars of consolidation, and in the Thoraxian rebellion
Iron is a bit dissapointed that he went the wrong way. He turns to the door that he previously stormed through and returns the way he came, obviously stopping at the crates to pick up some ammo if he can.
"Do you wish to buy that ammunition? The door is to your left">>75204
"I will do so. Have a good afternoon"
Sister Ash seems confused
"When? And to where?"
"Follow me, somepony grab oynx."
Iron shakes his head. He decides not to pick up the ammo then.
>>75201>at least 100 queens
Fug. That's a lot more than I thought.
Didn't think parasites could be so numerous.
Silver does so, putting Onyx on his back. He grunts as slowly trots to Star.. "He is…heavy pony…"
"Yea hes a pretty big horse.">>75205
Dark Star heads for the bar door
Silver follows close behind, struggling a little with the heavy weight on his back. "I hope taxi is…close by."
The sorcerer follows as well.
"they're usually all over the place."
Dark Star holds the door open for silver an Spark
Silver nods his head in thanks as he passes.
In the distance, someone screams internally as the meat eater takes captive a pony to eat later.
It is so>>75206
"She was not at all happy with Sister Marery's dealing with us nor selling foals. When she was causing too much of a fuss we took her from the Orphanage with the children. The police were bribed off and she was never going to go to the Blackhooves, so we did not need to kill her. She stayed here for at least a week or so tending after the foals. She left here last week, disgusted. She said something about joining ponies who were 'going to do something' down south.">>75209
A bare minimum of one-half million hissing drones, and likely far more
If you haven't gathered by now, the colt wants more cuddles>>75211
It is so
Of course, Iron waits outside for Ash to come out with all 5 children.
I head out the door and hold it with magic for Dark Star
*all 5 children around Iron
Dark Star leaves the bar and looks for a taxi
One is hailed quickly>>75220
The foals are anxious and looking around>>75219
The Stallion gives the foal a strange look and the foal gives a "hiss!" right back. The foal doesn't seem to want to move from Ash's embrace
Iron is a bit uncomfortable, but feels the need to guarantee their security. "Do not worry, nopony will hurt you when I am around. It is just waiting until the mare comes out to escort you back."
"Here we are colts, get in."
Dark star opens the Taxi Door for them
One speaks up
"Where are you taking us?">>75227
And it is so
Silver sets Onyx in the farthest seat before he gets in himself. "Ugh. I really hope he gets up before we reach destination."
Iron shrugs. "I only know that the mare in charge will not take you back into those kinds of ponies that captured you. I think she will take you to a religious building, maybe."
A fillie screams
"THEY ARE GOING TO SACRIFICE US!"
Another one runs
Another one looks like he might, and another two just sit
Iron huffs in annoyance. Iron follows suit as fast as his armor lets him, motioning the children to do so as well, as to not spearate the group too much. "You think that such a mare will hurt you for a god? She is too good to do that! She sacrificed two gold bars for your lives, so be grateful for her!"
Sorry, I had to step out.
Sister Ash picks up the foal by the scruff and leaves with him without a word.>>75230
"Let's take these foals back where they came from…" She says somberly
"Oh hey, some children ran off after telling them you were taking them to a religious building. Think you can calm them down?"
"Two gold bars isn't the only thing she would sacrifice!" says the fillie, having run to a wall, and looking for a way out of the room.
Iron's speed is reduced by the weight of the armor>>75233
Two foals have run
Sister Ash lets out a tired sigh and walks after the children.
Iron is a bit irritated. "Why would she do that? She would not hurt a fly even if her life was at stake!"
How far did they go?
Dark Star help Spark into the taxi then gets in himself
>>75237I mean, she did set a dock worker on fire…>>75239
Silver looks around the inside of the taxi. "Hmmm…is nice."
The fillie seems to have found the busted down door, and is now running for that after having run towards a wall, then around conveyor belt in the room. The colt that ran seems to have cowered up near a wall on the left side>>75237>Would not hurt a fly
I think Marecuse would beg to differ
"Mar will only be satisfied by the blood of innocents!"
Iron is getting a bit tired of this nonsense. "You need to calm down, we are not going to sacrifice any one of you. It is stupid to kill children anyways!"
"yea they usually are, unless you get one thats been partyed in.">>75241
"Hey cabby, take us to the quarry that is at [Insert address here]"
Oi, I only sicked the wolf on her because the bullets wouldn't stop flying otherwise.
Besides, it wasn't the bite alone that killed her.Also, I can't do sacrificial rituals because of alignment restrictions.I wanted to be exalted anyway. If anything would have a cost, I'd rather pay for it in XP.
Sister Ash walks after the foals slowly, the colt wrapped around her leg taking a chunk out of her carrying capacity (I do have a doubled carrying capacity because I'm quadripedal, right?)
"Don't go hurt yourselves now. It's quite a long walk back." She chides patiently
He tilt his head his head in confusion. "Ponies have parties in here? But it is so small…"
The fillie is not persuaded, and has found the abandoned hallway. She is running down it now. The colt that ran is now cowing by a wall. The other three are sitting down>>75243
"Yes, I can take you there"
The cab advances towards a location in North Town
I am kind of wondering how you are fitting 4 ponies in one taxi though
"Well they dont necessarily party in here but after the party is over they can take one of these and when they're drunk they continue to try and party in these and generally get kicked out."
Dark Star sounds like he is speaking from experience
>>75247We sucked in our guts to make room.>>75248
This explanation doesn't serve to do anything but make him more confused.
onyx can go in the trunk if necessary
Sister Ash sends her doggo to move after the filly slowly, just to ensure she doesn't get herself hurt or run into danger.
Ash steps towards the cowing colt slowly.
".. Are you hurt?"
|Rolled 10 + 7|
Iron has had enough. "If you keep running away, I will show you some discipline when I catch you! Do not force me to do that! I dislike spanking bad fillies!"If this doesn't work, I'll just jump into some more shotgun traps without any armor
If she beats this, I swear…
"When ponies get drunk in small areas they tend to break things."
Dark Star sips his whiskey
This much Silver understands. "Oh."
While the fillie may not be nearly as fast as an adult, and she can't fly yet, she clearly has no intention of being a sacrifice to the blood god Mar
Cowing colt: "No…">>75250
It is so>>75252
This would have worked if she were in the same room as Iron. It scares the piss out of the other foals though. Literally in at least one instance
Iron huffs in annoyance. "Great, that did not work anyways." He looks at the cowering children. "Take my word for it. Do not run away or will do the same to you." He runs off after her last known position.
Take that as a luck roll to find and catch that filly for once
The dog follows after her, keeping his distance but not letting her get more than 60 feet away.
Ash walks just a bit closer to the colt.
".. Are you afraid?">>75257
NO SCARE THE KIDS!!!
>>75259>No scare kids>Filly running off already is already scared
No change of emotion there.
Well shit, it looks like he caught her and has her in the air. She will do nicely for Mar>>75259
This colt, like the other three in the room, is laying on his stomach with his head down, and ears lying back shaking
*Reaches out slowly*
Iron pants a bit, clearly annoyed by the filly's antics. Iron looks at Ash "I hope these children do not act so scared for nothing. Next time, I deal with the adults, you go for the children."
*Iron returns to the other children and looks at Ash
|Rolled 17 + 2|
The rust colored earth pony colt can be felt shaking under her hoof >>75263
You need to roll for grapple, because fillie is rolling for escape.
|Rolled 14 + 10|
"Wait cabby, take us to the tailor first we need to speak to him before we go to the quarry."
She picks up the poner and Pat's his back
"…Shhhhhhhhhhhh… It'll be alright.."
He's… a little calmed>>75266
She has failed to escape thus far. The corn harvest will be good this year>>75268
Alright, a couple things. First off, any physical armor Spark wears will cause him to have a chance of messing up his spells (he can wear magic rings though). Second, Dark Star has not exchanged his gold bar for bits yet, so he only has the bits he started with
Where did this sacrifice idea come from anyway?
She places the colt on her back and (very) slowly treads over towards the other colts.
".. Are you all okay?"
|Rolled 12 + 7|
Iron is further annoyed by the stubborness of the filly. "Listen, if you want me to discipline you, I can. Do not test me." Iron whispers to the filly.
"… Please just put her down.. She's not going to get very far on her own anyway.."
It'd be kinda funny if Star only realized that too late.
Also, I think we need to wait for Spark to get back.
"I don't think so," Iron tells to Ash. "This filly thinks you are cultist. She will run really far if we let her."
we could wait for him at the tailor
|Rolled 5 + 3|
Rolling against her will not to become a sacrifice>>75272
Well, Iron told her that he was gathering the fillies for a mare who "would take them to some religious building," and the universe I am basing this on has religious sacrifices as a thing (in non-pony lands)>>75275
You have a point there, it's probably best that I let players make mistakes rather than telling them before they do
The cream colored pegasus filly's ears droop, her wings fall down to her side, and she submits to her fate
Iron nods. "Thank you. Ash will treat you well. Do not worry."
Didn't they come from an orphanage?
Also, do the other foals respond?>>75276
"Just let her go. She'll tire herself out anyway, and we can't just drag her kicking and screaming all the way to the orphanage."
>>75280>it's probably best that I let players make mistakes rather than telling them before they do
Iron looks at the filly and shakes his head. "I do not trust her enough to have rational thoughts at the moment. I will just carry her to the place we are supposed to drop them off."
"She'll only run away. Let her go."
Iron does not budge. "Running away in a place like this would lead her to worse fates than simply being carried around. Do you want her to get shot or worse, kidnapped again?"
Nuns don't typically wear steel plate or have shields of steel, and nuns also don't have scalely backs or antler-like horns. But a foreign witch with a hired mercenary? Now she just might. One of them seemed to believe her, and three did not evidently.
At this moment, all of them are cowing and submissive. At least one has peed on the floor. The sixth colt just gave a "hiss!" at Iron, and continued to cling demandingly to Ash
Iron disregards the hiss. 'At least he is not running away' he thinks.
>>75289>shields of steel
Just fyi, it's a wooden shield, handmade. I'm actually prohibited from carrying any metal shields at all.
Also she would have dropped it by now, since she doesn't need it anymore.
Sister Ash pets the colt with her magick as she slowly steps over to the others.
".. come on now.. There's no need to fret..">>75288
"I didn't intend to let her out of my sight.." she says softly, referring to the dog, which is standing by
She'll be fine.
Iron is unconvinced. "You think a wolf will give the filly safety and not make her run away even further, make her do even more extremely erratic decisions? Give it a rest. I will carry her."
Sister Ash sighs in response
"… Just don't marehandle her too much…"
Iron has a steel shield and Ash has a giant attack dog
He's calmed down a little more. The sixth colt seems to be jealous. The other three are definitely cowing
Iron nods. "Whenever you are ready, we move out. Lead the way. I will tail the remaining colts from behind. Just in case anyone else decides to be irrational." Iron stands by, ready to move.
The foals' ears raise at that. They have heard Iron's threat
"This could take quite a while." Ash replies, sternly but softly
"Either way, you're going to have to put her down once we're outside eventually.">>75294
Sister Ash kneels down between the colts (away from the pee), and lays there between them for several minutes
*Between the foals
Iron looks at the foals. "If you do not act like this filly, then you have nothing to worry about.">>75298
Iron shrugs. "Alright. I guess I can wait."
At that first statement, she snaps at him (softly)
This gesture of solidarity reassures them, even as Iron's threat does not. These foals are older, and so more mature>>75300
They understand the threat
Dark Star Start Day Dreaming About Blue
"Would you like to come back with me?" She asks soltly, after some time
Iron nods. He then remains silent.
So, what's going to be Ash's plan for freeing the foals that have been already sold?
She flies down from Yellow Mountain
O'er a dark, flat land she glides
With a fellow agent named Wildfire
And a whirlwind by her side>>75304
"W-Where are you taking us?" one asks
*On a cold Neighbraska night
Track them down one by one and get them.. I guess…>tfw five sidequests>>75307
"Back to the orphanage, if you'd like. Your friends are all worried about you.."
Nah, you don't want Skies to become jealous now, do you?
Fine then, Forget i mentioned anything
They nod, and are willing to comply>>75312
Why would she be jealous?>>75311
Becuase she will next to best waifu. Who wouldn't just drop all romantic relationships with best waifu? Skies cannot compare.
He's implying she'd be jealous from him talking to and working with other mares.>>75311
Well, I suppose that leaves a few ponies still she could ask.
Oi, it's for the same reason the other nuns don't want to.
"Come along then." she says, getting up and slowly approaching the other filly>>75316
"..Please put her down now." Sister Ash says
Iron finally budges. "Fine." He places her down gently around the other foals. "Do not run away."
Will your waifu take care of children as expertly as Ash does? I don't think so. Best waifu confirmed. No matter how wild Skies is in bed.
>>75321>Will your waifu take care of children as expertly as Ash does?
why yes, yes she will.
They get up>>75319
He can see in her eyes that her will may have receded and complied, but it has not been crushed fully
Sister Ash approaches the foal, and speaks to her softly
".. Would you like to come with me back to the orphanage?"
When you say the foal, I'm assuming you mean the cream colored pegasus fillie who ran away and was being held by Iron.
She stares somewhat defiantly in the direction of iron, before saying. "Yes, I would" to Ash
>>75322>yes, she will
She will probably cry about her past more than raise your children. Skies cannot compete against the mighty Ash, the lifebringer and keeper.
Iron disregards the defiant look given to him.
Neither of you could have best waifu, because Silver had best waifu.But then she died.
Ash carressses her mane
"Let's go then. It will be dark soon."
And with that, she leads the small herd outside.
>>75328>had best waifu
Well, it doesn't count since she is not here, but I'll take your word for it.
Like seriously, do you have to start a waifu war out of character?>>75329
"How do we know that is where you are taking us?" one asks
They follow her anyways. The door here exits to the left and onto a small area of land before the sea. You are on the North side. You can see that there was a small yacht docked at the pier. It is sundown
the foals she bears will be natural warriors.>Vow of Chastity
How Can you think of violating a nun thats sick!>>75328
Absolutely fucking yes.I don't think it will last that long, really.
Sister Ash shrugs in response
"You'll have to trust me…" She says
"Will you trust me?">>75333I won't be able to get that feat unless the GM changes his mind about letting me take the Vow of Poverty.
Like they can pack a punch with both your low strength stats. Bet they can't shoot straight because the guns weigh too much for them.>Chastity>implying
Can you not?>>75335
The foals look at Iron, and then back at her
"I guess we don't have much choice.">>75336
"Of we go then."
And so, she leads them on the long journey towards the orphanage on the hill.
Iron follows behind all of them, watching for any attempts of escape.
The prisoners do not attempt an escape, although given how some of them look around he can see that a couple of them are thinking about it>>75338
It's a very long journey, well over a mile by walking
"Are we there yet?"
"Are we there yet?"
The Sixth colt wants more attention>>75318She's willing to work with a waterfront gangster thoughOkay I'll stop
Ok. I'll drop it too.
Among Sacred Vows, Vow of Chastity is okay, because enchantments are a bitch and the trade-offs isn't that drastic. It's not that useful though, because the classes that would benefit already have decent will saves and don't really benefit from it as they would from other feats, thus, it's only really worth the slot if you take the Vow of Poverty for the bonuses, since having enough ascetic Vows might make it easier to qualify for Sainthood.
She gives all of the foals plenty of attention on the long journey.>Core character belief: all foals deserve love
As long as they don't run away, Iron does not react to the children.
The sixth foal believes you have misunderstood him. He thinks that what you heard is that he wants a lot
of attention. But what he actually wants is all
of the attention
Does Ash know how to make it back?
|Rolled 13 + 14|
But then again, that's really what Sacred Vows are all about: becoming closer to godliness, even if the benefits aren't that great.
Vow of Nonviolence and Vow of Poverty are both prerequisites for the Apostle of Peace prestige class, and they're the hardest Vows to keep. Apostle of Peace is like being Jesus though.>>75346
*Gives foal extra attention, and tickles him until he's all tuckered out*
>Does Ash know how to make it back?
I take it that means asking for a roll
She finds her way to Percheron Avenue, and from Percheron down south to a location she is familiar enough to walk to the orphanage from. It is a long walk, and the foals don't like it. The environment is more urban now, so there are more ponies around. It won't be that hard for one to be lost, or to run away under cover.
The colt is indefatigable
Ash should get a map whenever she gets a chance.
Iron keeps a vigilant eye on the children, having a watchful eye on every single foal. Rolling spot for efficiency.
Rolling non-lethal tickle damage for this round.
Also is there a detour she could take that's safer?
Ash, please roll spot in case the GM does make us look for a lost foal again.
|Rolled 12 + 7|
Ash is preoccupied, so rolling for the dog.
He can also sense creatures within 60 feet by smell.
Not very. It is dark and there are other ponies around>>75353
The dog is no New Mareland Shepherd, but he's able to keep stray foals from getting loose out of the herd>>75351
The foal is tickled, but not down. There are roads that would not take them through urban areas (and this less likely to be lost) but Ash doesn't know the road routes so these are not immediate options
Also, I'm going to call the dog Caleb. I had held off on naming him, because I had intended on giving him to the orphanage as a gift to the children.
Iron is a bit dissapointed in his lack of spotting qualifications, but remembers the dog, and now he feels a bit safer that all the children are being kept in the convoy.
I lost my text when the page refreshed!
>>75354>The dog is no New Mareland Shepherd
He's fully trained for the general purpose of guarding. I summoned him for that reason.
This isn't guard work (you're thinking of the Griffenhiem Shepherd). This is sheep-dog work>>75356
>>75359Well if you want me to reroll spot so badly.
Rerolling spot again.
Ash continues down the route, signalling to all the foals to stay close by her side as she trots towards the orphanage discreetly as possible.
She also signals Caleb to guard each of them.
More tickle damage, to see if I can get this greedy boi to
I could punch the child to sleep if you want.jk
What would sheep dog work qualify as, under the Handle Animal skill?>>75361>Damage
… You don't need to answer that question for now. It's irrelevant.
And another round, while I'm bored.
The colt giggles and has some sort of magical spurt>>75360
One of them is about to fall behind, but he can glare her into submission>>75367
The sixth colt is finally put out. For now
|Rolled 1 + 7|
Iron does so.
Tell me I can reroll that.
Caleb falls back and coaxes the fillie towards the rest of the group.
"Do you want to slow down?" Sister Ash inquires?
Staph trying to scare the kids
I can't stop myself.
When a pony passes in front of the fillie, she is not there when the pony moves>>75372
"A little" the 4 foals answer. Baltimare be a little far south for the Equestrian East coast, but it's still Winter. Ash is feeling a bit cold
Iron is upset. Rolling spot to find filly again.
Which direction does the dog smell her in? He proceeds to follow her.
Ash slows down, holding them all close to her.
Iron starts heading there with a quick step. Well as quick as a full-cladded pony can do. "Hold up. Filly ran away to across the street. I will fetch her." He tells Ash
Caleb looks both ways to cross the street before going to fetch her.
Continues day dreaming until we get to the tailor.
It's a good thing he does, because the "automobile" drivers don't
Roll to grapple
By the dark of the moon he planted
But there came an early snow
His owl's been howling by his window now
For six nights in a row
Blue's coming for him, he knows…
He may be at the tailor now>>75384
Whoever wants to grapple the filly may grapple the filly
|Rolled 15 + 7|
Wait, she resisting.
The doggo tries to stop her by putting a paw over her shoulder.
You need to grapple the filly, Anon.
|Rolled 12 + 3|
Rolling opposed, but I am suspecting this will end with her being knocked down and tackled
I already did once, I'll let the dog do it this time.
Dark Stars eyes return to normal and for a breif second he has a look of fear on his face
"Ah here we are Colts.Cabby heres what we owe you. stick around though. we still need a ride."
Caleb nuzzles her, almost chidingly like a nanny
I get out of the taxi.
Takes 7 bits, and there you are.
Trim Fit: "Welcome back. How may I be of assistance?">>75391
She actually tries to pet him, though a bit afraid of the dog
"ah good to see you trim. my friends need some of the "Good stuff"."
Iron, seeing the dog handling this, only stands by if the filly does any rushed moves.
"What sort of 'Good stuff' do they require?"
*by until the filly
Sister Ash has now slowed down considerably to give the foals a breather.
Caleb croaches down on his forepaws ridiculously, pressing his face to the ground as he looks up at the filly from his prone position.
"Spark here is a magic user. so i think he needs something different than just a flak jacket. and silver's armor here, needs an upgrade."
|Rolled 13 + 5|
His tongue stretches out hilariously as he tries to lick her hoof.
Rolling a touch attack (-2, cuz prone)
Just pretend Silver was with you guys for that. Sorry, I keep getting distracted by IRL stuff.
GM is doing the same, I garner.
its fine, you dont have to apologize.
The foal is a bit scared, but she does try to pet him>>75401
The hoof is licked. It does not taste good. The foal takes this as a friendly sign>>75399
"Well, we have magical equipment in stock, but that is expensive. What sort of upgrade does he need? And how has your flak jacket been working?"
While Star and Spark deal with the tailor, Silver takes a gander around the store to look at their selection.
Iron awaits the dog to escort the filly back to the convoy.
"it saved me from a couple of shots, it got destroyed though. how expensive is the magical equipment?" What was Silver's current armor?
Caleb points towards the rest of the group comically, and gestures to her to follow.
In the front, they have a great many fancy suits. Stallion's formal. It's in the back that they have the selection Silver is looking for>>75409
"That's too bad, but we have more. Magical equipment costs…. thousands more"Probably should have asked Blue or Sea Breeze to cash out that gold>>75410
Reluctantly, she abides
Sister Ash has practically slowed to a stop, as she looks after filly and Caleb, with the tickled-to-sleep colt on her back.
Can I ask the GM to magic up that Silver took Onyx out of the trunk of the taxi before he went inside the store? Otherwise I think we might have left Onyx in the truck of the taxi.
Iron returns to the convoy as the filly goes, repositioning himself at the very back of the convoy.
"Woof" Caleb exclaims enthusiastically as he leads her across the street (looking both ways for inferal driving machines, of course).
She rejoins the group, and they go>>75413
Onyx is removed before the taxi drives off with him in the trunk>>75412
This reassures the foals
He takes a more detailed look at what he has in the back.
"im not very good with magic, what would be the cheapest magical item you have that grants protection?" i was thinking about bringing it to a forge
"Just a basic protection ring would cost 2000. You can also add magic to protective armor">>75417Anything
"ok get me 1 ring, and 2 flak jackets. how much for protection on one of them?"would a flak jacket be better than silvers current armor?
Sister Ash let's the foals rest for as long as they need to, before heading back to the orphanage.
Iron just follows along, only watching for any incoming trouble at the back of the convoy.
Fortunately for her, they get restless soon>>75421
A flack jacket would not
"Are you sure you don't want to consider your options?"Also I need to think about how much of his brother's inheritance Dark Star has left>>75424
Look at the armor list https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Armor
. Be mindful of magical enchantments
"Just a bit more. I'm sure your friends at the Abby will be glad to see you."
As a guy who's played an Artificer, I've memorized almost every kind of core weapon mechanic, and several non-core items to boot.
Just ask what kind of thing you're looking for, and I can find it.
Iron smiles for a bit. She looks so beautiful when she shows compassion for children. Truly the most fitting mother any stallion could ask for.
>>75426Ah, that helps.
He's seen flak jackets before, but he's never really thought much of them. To him, they seem like they're just made of really thick cloth. However, one that's been reinforced with metal catches his eye.>>75421
"Star, what about this one?"
Iron snickers. Yes, she is gorgeous.
"sure,Do you have any flak jackets that have protection on it?"
He points at what he's looking at: a flak jacket reinforced with metal plating, providing a good balance between protection and weight.
Are they able to make it back to the orphanage?
I could ask the same thing.
Yes, after around an hour.>>75434
"With magic? Yes. We can also get light titanium armor as well">>75436
What is that on the armor list?
Silver said it was a breastplate, I think.
"Light titanium sounds interesting. whats it capable of withstanding?"
This. I thought you mentioned around the time that Iron was getting armor that something of that nature would be the equivalent of a Breastplate.
Oh, that magical breastplate enhanced by magic 2 or 3 times.
Nah, the thing I'm talking about is that before all the enhancement and stuff.
The thing I bought was normal fullplate armor.
"It's a little stronger than the flak jacket. What makes it different is the light weight on it">>75443
Iron got basically regular full plate armorwould give enhanced titanium breast plate to Blue, but not enough money for the character after Ash destroyed her most of her equipment
I know, but you also described a flak jacket with metal reinforcement before he purchased the full plate.
Breastplate with magical enhancements, 2 tiers of it. That's what the stallion offered Iron.
I believe that refers to any of the medium armors
Yeah, what I'm talking about is essentially that, without the enhancements.
Well, we arrived. You should enter the Abbey and all.
"that sounds like it could work. get me one of those with protection on it, the ring Spark and the reinforced flak jacket for Silver."
I could have sworn you explicitly mentioned Breastplates during that whole thing.
Sister Ash knocks on the front door of the orphanage.
Probably. I like breast plates because if you get them in Mithryl, you can put them on a rogue/ranger/flying creature without proficiency negatives/losing class abilities/losing the ability to fly, besides the fact that they won't slow you down. But if you're playing a warrior class you may as well go all the way.>>75456
A sister answers, then hail's Marery
"Oh! Thank Celestia you are okay!">>75453
"A titanium breast plate is 4200 bits. A ring, 2000. An enchantment, 1000 at the lowest level"I think I need to backread to see how much Dark Star has spent….
he hasnt spent more than 1500.i dont think
Sister Ash bows her head as she greets the sister.
"I.. We.. we weren't able to get them all…" She says solenmly
She ushers the foals in
Iron stands back, not wanting to intrude.
1000 to the bar tender for part of the tavern, like 700 for the first two flack jackets, maybe 300 (at most) for fancy jackets, 100 in tip for waffles, a little less than 100 for the date, taxis, and supplies at the general store>>75461
Like she's seen a ghost, she stands silent in amazement at the foals. They walk inside. Except the sixth colt, who knows where he wants to be
does that leave enough?
Sister Ash sighs as she walks in, with the foal around her ankle.
She gestures to Iron.
"This fine stallion is named Iron. He was very helpful in supporting me." She says, introducing the stallion>>75462
"Are you with the Government?" Marery asks Iron, more than a little suspicious of his appearance
Sister Marery is a Grey earth pony mare in full nun attire>>75464
He has something like 5950 bits in cash plus an uncashed gold bar with a melt value of 4200. What is he trying to buy?
Iron is a bit uncomfortable. "No. I am just acting as a bodyguard for Ash."
all of the stuff i said earlier. hopefully he'll accept the bar
Sister Ash begins the long process of explaining how she found Ollie and the other foals, as well as the clues she found for the other foals whereabouts, and what she heard about Sister Sage.
Can you be super
specific using names from the SRD armor list as to what he wants?https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Armor>>75467
"Where have you been? We were a bit worried. And how did you get these foals?"
"I gave those low-lives what they wanted.. They shouldn't be a problem anymore.." she says vaguely, with a disgusted sneer as she recalls it
titanium breast plate(no enchantment), ring of protection, im also paying for what ever silver got if i can.
Iron reluctantly follows Ash inside, guessing he should enter too.
>>75469>The six foals
"What great fortune you've brought us! I was afraid we'd never see these foals again, but here they are. And we can afford to take care of them now. Looks like one of them has taken a particular liking to you"
>The other six
It sounds like things have been as bad as I feared for some of them though. >Ollie
"A terrible shame the Atheists got that one foal." >Comte Burgher
"And that Burgher… I never had a high opinion of him. Some 'servant of the poor.'">the two made mares
"About what I expected. I was hoping they could go to better life than that">The Manehattan Adoptee
"At least she has a family now. I hope they are a loving one. The fact that the Fascists wouldn't let them adopt through their policies makes me wonder, but maybe it is a loving family"
"I can't say I'm entirely surprised, if those gangsters were telling you the truth">>75471
"A very good thing. The stallions from Sunset coming here must have scared them off, and so long as we don't owe them anything they will stay away.">>75473
Foals run away and hide from him inside the orphanage>>75472
Titanium Breastplate is 4200 and another 1000 for a basic enchantment bonus. A ring is 2000 (spark has 3500, by the way). Silver hasn't responded on anything
Am I just going crazy or something? I swear to god I keep saying the same thing over and over again.
Iron is more uncomfortable of the situation.
I had no idea I had that kind of money>>75475
“Hey, that ring is pretty expensive. You might have me handle that one so you can afford something for Silver.”
>>75474>Some 'servant of the poor.'
I fucking hate rich, hedonistic fucks who pretend to be charitable for politics/image.
Sister Ash similarly snorts in distate, much like a horse would.
I'm going to have to go, bye.
"Are you sure you want to do that? i could help if you want."
It's a flak jacket reinforced with extra metal, and as far as I know it's the equivalent of a Breastplate.
I don't know. It's hard to keep up with everything and a family that wants to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" at the same time.>>75477
A cheaper option would just to be to use Onyx, Iron, or Silver as your Armor and find something else worth the money>>75478
*respectfully presses F*
With Ash gone, I should go on pause too, but I'll be here for a little longer.
>>75481>It's a Wonderful Life
That's actually my dad's favorite Christmas movie.
Sorry GM, I am Ash's armor already.
What is Silver's Dex bonus? I feel like I gave him at least Banded Mail just as starting armor - maybe full plate - so I want to figure out the benefit of the medium armor
I go up to the tailor.
“So, what does that fancy ring even do?”
Play with the rest of the damned group so I don't have to create twice as many NPCs, scenarios, quests and settings>>75486
"It offers a slight magical deflection against attacks"
|Rolled 10 - 1|
Ok, but only if you genderbend Spark.
Rolling diplomacy check for the lulz
“Only slight? Hmm… I might have to come back for that one when I save up some more.”
With stats as awesome as you have you should have played a Paladin. Yes, Medium armor is better for him than heavy.
Basic breastplate is 200, a +1 enchantment is 1000, a +2 enchantment is 4000. Titanium costs 4000 more and lets him move faster>>75489
You fail to seduce Spark.
You'll get 'em next time
>>75491>seduce a stallion as a stallion
Miss me with the gay virus.
Maybe, but he would have to be Lawful Good if he was a Paladin.
Probably just a basic breastplate, considering he doesn't want to be a burden on Dark Star's funds.
"Trim excuse me one moment i have to go foor a bit ill be back.in a few minutes."
Dark Star leaves the tailors and heils a taxi and heads back to the HQ
Silver stares at where Star was just a moment ago. "…What?"
What did you expect to happen with that roll?>>75495
“I think he is going to ask for a favor from a friend.”
>>75492>Thinking a genderbending is better
It is so>>75493Paladin, to me, is the best warrior class.>>75495
Well, it looks like Silver has more time to look around
Ok. Now I am signing off for real. Before I go, is there going to be any complications due to the holidays?
It wasn't really serious to begin with. Besides, who would want a mare who obesses for a bottle of liquor anyways?
Dark Star walks over to Sea breeze or Blue Skies whomever he sees first
"It is interesting time to ask for favor." He looks around a bit more at the various armors available for sale.>>75497Fighter just seemed like the simplest to learn. Might level him up a bit as a Paladin eventually, once I feel like I've got a hang of how to play as a Fighter. And if his alignment shifts more towards Lawful Good.
Maybe? Only tomorrow I would think>>75499
It's a glass, and it's a habit like Julian from Trailer Park Boys. Also don't insult other characters>>75500
"Hello again">>75503I mean, he's already a restorationist sympathizer
I'm going to be having a bit of dinner, so just pretend I'm with you guys while carrying Onyx until I get back.>>75504
It doesn't necessarily mean he's Lawful Good, though.
I am merely stating facts. Like how Iron is bad at talking to mares without earning a slap on the face.Only happened once tho
"i need to bit in some gold that we found on the ship on the docks,sir. could the Party help me out,sir?"
"Oh, yes." He moves his chair back
"We cracked the dossier of you-know-who. Skies will have more information for you on that"
Sorcerers can wear magic robes in their body slot. Some robes create supernatural effects that may be equivalent to armor.
>>75491>you should have played a Paladin
Cannibals cannot be Paladins.
He smiles slightly when blue is mentioned
"where is she,sir?"
This. I can't believe I forgot>>75512
"We've had her interrogating prisoners, down the hall"
he heads down the hall
There are several doors
|Rolled 11 + 7|
Sound from the 4th door on the left
Dark Star opens the door
Omnivore, not cannibal. It's not like he ate another pony…yet.
I think I found my new armor
It's a hotel room modified to be sort of like a standard interrogation room, although only in part
It looks like he has stumbled in on something secret, because the occupants are startled. He does not see blue skies. It is one stallion who he has seen before being interrogated, and that Stallion is wondering why the actual fuck he is seeing you again. He was one of the unarmed stallions that tried to go for the second truck before its driver was killed. And the mare is in a Baltimare Police Uniform…. Now hold the fuck up. Has he seen this mare before?
Roll a bluff check to see if we believe you.Phoneposting now
Well, I don't believe you.
I have a Flight tomorrow.
The policemare gets up. Yes, he recognizes her from one of the leftist rallies, where exactly he cannot say for sure. She is a White Unicorn with rose colored hair. She looks very angry that he is in the room, and gets up immediately
"Sir, you're not allowed to be walking around."
She turns to him and seems to growl 'get back outside' and walks over to Dark Star
"The Bathrooms are down the hall, I'm not sure how you got out of your restraints, but prisoners need to go this way"
So you'll be absent for three days or just for tomorrow? Nevertheless, I understand. I have a dinner to attend to as well, and may take until tomorrow to come back. Merry Christmas, everybody, and remember, Christmas is to remind ourselves that Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins, not that Santa shit.
Dark Star immediately runs out of the building without a second though
Idk actually, I'm just following the herd.
I might be able to play here and there, but I've got family gatherings.
Ok, I'll be on the lookout for you.
I can still RP for a little bit though.
I can RP too to give some closure to this part of the side quest.
Last I recall, Ash was expressing disgust at Comte
Well, this is basically her main quest, until she becomes invlved in something bigger.>>75537
"You're not surprised, you say? Where do you think she went?"
Iron stands next to Ash.
"… Iron.. let me get you out of that armor.."
"I guess I should. It must discomfort the children greatly" Iron is blushing a bit, not considering the rules of this place in his own discomfort.
Sister Ash takes 4 minutes to undress Iron from his armor, while she talks to Sister Marey.
Iron grimaces when she takes off the chestplate by the slight friction between the armor and his left side of the coat that was shot.
"During the war, she would… make statements. Statements about wanting to get more involved. To do something to help the princesses. Now, we would help you see. Helping gather metal for recycling, or raising war bonds. But she wanted to do more. And we told her that the work we were doing here was important, as we were helping the helpless here at the orphanage. We all watched as the number of orphans grew. We lost contact with Manhattan, with Canterlot… After the war ended things didn't get that much better. In all of this she seemed to hold firm. It was after the closure of the Moonlight Shores orphanage, when our real financial difficulties began, that she began to be truly restless. She didn't like dealing with the gang. She definitely didn't like it when we contacted Sunset. And when we explained why it was necessary, it just made her angry at the state of the world."
She looks now at Ash more firmly
"I think she blamed me for what happened. For losing the foals. And she made quite a fit when they came that day….
I think she is chasing rumors of resistance fighters down south. Fighting directly against the occupation.">>75542
Which is how long at least that she would be talking>>75541>>75539
The foals peer over from hiding positions>>75543
There should be visible blood
>>75543>Cure Light Wounds
|Rolled 2 + 5|
Rolling damage healed
One half of the 14 damage he took has been healed
|Rolled 3 + 5|
That is all of the damage, and all of her cure light wounds potions for the day
Sister Marery is…. well, surprised
Sister Ash seems interested in Marey's story
"Rumors, you say?"
"Thank you. I needed that, Ash." Iron strokes her mane softly.
"… It's the least I could do."
They are somethingmajiggers>>75549>>75550
"Who is this stallion exactly?"
"Like I said, I am a bodyguard for Ash."
"Someone I met while I was looking for the foals. He's been very helpful."
"I see…." She seems unsure about the scene and him, and the fact that he seemed to have been shot, but evidently trusts Ash in the last analysis
"They say there are forces down South that never surrendered"
"Hmmmm interesting.." Sister Ash replies
"There are still ponies fighting?"
Iron raises an eyebrow. He may need to fight after all.
"There are some who say so. The southern jungles were conquered months before the war ended, and the final surrender occurred here in Baltimare. But the Jungle keeps her secrets."
>>75561>the Jungle keeps her secrets
It takes all of Sister Ash's willpower to resist grinning at that statement.
"Hmmmmmm, so it does. That is just how the jungle is." She muses whimsically
There are oh so many fights to be had>>75562
"What we do know is that bombers take off from Stableside at least twice a week. They say it is training, but a rainforest is quite a dangerous place to train"
Iron really hopes they are not harming tribes in the process, but remembers the weaklings tried to cause strife against the tribes, which calms him a bit.
Sister Ash nods at the information, visibly interdasted
".. Tell me, who is this Comte Burgher?"
"Uck! They say just call him 'cheese'…. He is a city official of the Social Democrats, and he represents the South East of the city. An Aldermare, as the say, or a city councilmare. City councilstallion I guess. He's part of Larry Berry's movement and party. He talks about how he came from a poor family right here in Baltimare, but his wife is the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, and he's definitely living big now. He helped institute the Health Care system and says to represent the unions. Or used to anyways. He was a very vocal critic of New Mareland and their wars with the griffons, and he supported the war against them. Until they were literally knocking on his door. That shut him up real
quick. Shut them all up.">>75564
As he recalls from the mare on the docks, the Blackhooves are more popular in the jungles than they are in Baltimare
Why am I not surprised?
He vaguely remembers Cauldron saying something about humility, which clearly shows that this pony in politics is very weak justt like those communists.
>wanted to kill a pedo
>Turns out he's a politician
This could take more time than I initially thought…
She has more to say on the subject>>75569
This is the kind of mission you'd want to invite Dark Star for>>75568
Nah, the guy is probably an arrogant asshole
Or, just send Dark Star to do
Iron still feels like this pony is a weak, arrogant asshole.
Sister Ash shakes her head
".. What shamefullness…"
"Well…. What can I say. When ponies stop placing their faith in Celestia, all the rest follows"
She sighs in response
"..Some fools value money over humility.. it's a shame for them."
Iron is not really convinced of the validity of this statement but does not seek a discussion on religion.
"Money, power, sex…. These distractions have always held a power over ponies and other creatures. But friendship, laughter, generosity, honesty, loyalty kindess… It is harmony alone that will bring you happiness and fulfillment. We knew this lesson. We've taught this lesson and lived by it. But ponies forget"
She smiles and nods at this
"So it is."
"I think you've seen what we're up against. And I hope you understand what it is we try to preserve. What we try to restore."
"I hope so too.." she replies
Then her eyes droop
"But for now… I'm rather tired…" She mutters
It should be like 10:30-ish, right?
By this time it may well be
Also, the colt wants attention
Sister Ash looks down at the colt
"… You never get tired, do you?"
"Hug me" says the little green-eyed brown unicorn
"Don't you want to see your friends?"
He tilts his head
"friends? No. I need attention"
Iron is not so convinced. It sounds too good to be true. His tribe is strength-based for this reason, because evil people will always exist. He must be missing something important to this, because faith that everyone is good is stupid.
She frowns at this, picking him up by the scruff
(gently) with her magick
"You didn't miss your friends? Your friends missed you."
Sister Ash just prefers to agree where she can agree.
Her practice of faith is different than the Celestians, but she can agree that faith, virtue and self-discipline outweigh the value of any material wealth.
And thus we see why the Fascists get further with the tribes of the jungle than the RestorationistsHe can argue with Sister Marery if he likes>>75587
"I don't really have any friends"
Says the colt. He looks to be in physically better condition than he was 4 hours ago. He is still small, and probably younger
Iron is feeling a bit childish from this exchange. He whispers to Ash. "Want to make him jealous? I think he needs to put a little work for his hugs to feel really the value of your attention."
She turns to Iron
"Some ponies can be foolish.. they'll look for money to fuel their desires, a instead of teaching themselves to become better ponies." She says, with a smile>>75589
"You don't have any friends here? That can't do. All the foals here are so full of energy, don't you ever play with them?">inb4
She turns to him.
"Would you like a hug?"
"No." Says the colt flatly
|Rolled 4 + 3|
"So you only play by yourself? That's a shame, I'm sure you could get along if you tried."
Sister Ash narrows her eyes and considers that this colt may have some form of autism
Dice are Sense Motive, to get s feeling of
She turns to Marry, slightly concerned
"This one hasn't been bullied, has he?"
The colt keeps his secrets. Except that he wants a hug. He tells Ash that explicitly.
"Aw, I wanted to be the big bad pony that took the beautiful maiden and is bested by the young stallion." Iron mock-whimpers on Ash's ear
"You've been irreplaceably helpful these past couple days. I greatly appreciate it. Thank you."
Ash withholds hugs and continues prying.
"Are you lonely here? What do you do all day?"
"He very well may have been. He has not been very sociable with the others. He was found near the docks during the war. We think he must have come from a family on one of the refugee ships from the west. They probably didn't want him and abandoned him here.">>75599
Iron definetly was not expecting that. He is a bit taken aback but returns the hug. "Only for the cutest of mares." He whispers to her ear.
"I've play with the ball alone here. The Stallions with the sticks kept me in a crib all day but it was upside down. They would not hug me"
The colt seems to be convinced that hugs are a zero-sum game
Sister Ash retains her core beliefs: all foals deserve hugs.
She hugs the colt for a little bit longer, before stepping back.
"It's bedtime soon. Don't worry, I'll still be here tomorrow.">>75605>In direct conflict to core belief
As Sister Ash absorbs this, she picks up the colt and looks at him sternly (but warmly)
"Everypony wants to be hugged, but there will always be enough to go around so long as everypony is nice, so be a good pony and you won't be missing out." She says
Iron whispers to Ash again. "Are you going to sleep outside like yesterday?"
"But there wasn't enough to go around with those stallions. They put me under the crib. I nearly starved. They did not think I was a nice pony. I want more hugs"
"We have rooms for you and your… bodyguard, Ash"
Iron can guess why pretty accurately from his personality.
The gangsters only charged Ash half as much for that foal
|Rolled 1 + 5|
Good fucking dammit, I knew it, I just didn't want to break character.
FUCK YOU TOO, DICE!
A piece of hair falls into Ash's eye
"I would accept, if you'd be so kind."
"I guess I will accept the offer, then. Are we sleeping in the same room?" Iron asks the other sister.
She didn't bring any money with her when she left. She only considered those bars to be a convenient means to an end.
"But of course, we can give you the same room as before. And he can take a room over in the west wing. Along with his… equipment. Your dog… Well I'll admit I am not sure. If he is trained for indoors he can inside">>75619
If you value each foal at 1500, then the 8400 Ash offered is only enough for 5 and half foals. I figured they would take a loss on foal number 6
Iron is confused. "Why not? I am her bodyguard. I do not want to slack off even in the safest places."
>>75621>>756211500 is kind of a lot for a slave, isn't it?
"The dog is trained. He can sleep anywhere you have available."
"Rules in this place are somewhat different…" Sister Ash says with a sigh
"We keep the mares and the stallions separate">>75624Is it? It would be really insulting if they were sold cheaply.>>75624
"That is good. He may stay where you wish him to stay"
Iron doesn't understand still but wants things to be civil. "Can I at least get a room next to her?"
"Say, where are you from, bodyguard?"
Iron is a bit surprised by the question. "I am from the jungle. Why do you ask?"
>>75629If I wanted to make them really villainous, they'd sell for 50 bits>>75630
"You seem a bit… different. Tell me, what does your tribe know of the Sisters who raise the Sun and the Moon?"
Sister Ash would have given them all of the money whatever the price was. If that wasn't enough, that's where things would have gotten violent.
Sister Ash cringes s bit, as Marey brings up the subject.
Iron shakes his head. "Not much. I only heard of the Sun sister on this city."
She looks over at Ash
"What is it, deary?">>75635
"What do you know of Harmony?"
"… I'm just tired… I've been galloping around all day.." she replies
Iron is lost. "Harmony? I guess it is the order of nature, is it not?"
Sister Ash nods in agreement
"You could call it that."
"Why indeed, it is the order of nature. The sun rises at day and sets at night. The rains come and they go and this happens all in its allotted order and time. But it is the same with relations among ponies"
Iron is scratching his head. "So, is this a reason not to sleep on the room next to my client?"
"In a way, you could say that"
Iron does not get it at all. "What is funny about this?"
"You are new here, very new. That's okay though. We've had decades to learn the ways of this land. You will take some time to get used to it"
Iron is not amused, but it's their land. "Fine, I will take your apparent reason. Could you show me to my room?" Iron picks up his armor and shield, as well as his leather belt with his rock and bit pouch.
"… If you'll excuse me, I'll go drop this one off and head away to my room…" She says, dragging the child stuck to her leg
Iron is taken up a flight of stairs and down a corridor to an area of the orphanage that seems to be main dormitories
He is given a room with a single bed with white covers and dark wooden floors, besides dressers. It is less austere in decoration than some areas, and there is one lamp, with a window.>>75646
"Here you go"
The "here you go" should be attached to the post to iron. The fluid dragon horse only gets the pic
|Rolled 7 + 8|
Rolling Telekinetic grapple to pry him off.
Iron looks around along the way to see if he can find a stallion moving about. Something is not right. "Thank you." Iron enters the room and carefully dumps all of his items on the floor next to the bed except the leather belt, which he equips.
"Hiss!" the colt grapples at the air, but is pulled off
She deposits him in bed sternly.
"Goodnight." She says, Ash she leaves the room
"Good ponies don't ~hiss." She chides as she shuts the door
There are absolutely zero Stallions around>>75654
"But I want to go with you…"
"Tomorrow is another day." She calls though the door
That, indeed, is strange. Why are there not any stallions to physically protect the premises? This leaves him worried. These ponies may try to kidnap more foals or worse, Ash. He starts pacing a bit around the room, thinking of ways to calm down.
>>75657I really want to have Blue Skies interject "You saw 'Gone with the Whinny' too?!">>75658
The room is not the smallest he's ever seen, but neither is it big
Iron cedes his walking after some minutes, about 10 to 15. He becomes tired of all this worrying. He lays on the bed and tries to sleep. Rolling luck for successful sleeping.
SUCCESSI wish I could sleep like that
I should really go to bed…
Merry Christmas, faggots.
After soothing memories of Ash's voice calming him down and her hug before bed, he finally has peace of mind for the time being and gently goes to sleep.>>75662
Merry Christmas and good night. I'll jump off too.
Goodnight, and Merry Christmas!
Whups, guess the flight was tomorrow.
Satan has checked your flight and has had it delayed.
Well that sucks… maybe.
No, I just got the date wrong.
I was expecting you to travel yesterday since I believe you are doing this for family meetings, right?
Yeah. I'm going to see family.
At least, you've slept some time, right?>tfw character sleeps better than me
What do you all think the classes of characters in the show would be if they played?
I would say:
>Pinkie Pie: Jester (or just Bard)
>Twilight Sparkle (pre-alicorn): Wizard (Loremaster Prc)
>Rainbow Dash: Fighter/Rogue (maybe >Duelist Prc or Thief Acrobat Prc)
>Tempest Shadow: Warlock
>Starlight Glimmer: Wizard (Enchanter Specialization; Mindbender PrC)
>Sunburst: Also wizard (evoker)
>Shining Armor: Paladin, maybe Battle Sorcerer
>Princess Cadence: Favored Soul
>Celestia: Cleric (Sun and Celestial Domains)
>Luna: Cleric (Dream and Mind Domains)
>Meadowbrook: Also Druid
>Mistmane: Sha'hir (Chink Sorcerer)
>Starswirl: Vanilla Wizard
>Flash Magnus: Fighter; possibly Paladin
>Aryanne: Urban Ranger
Discord is surely taking the GM spot.
Discord is seemingly the most powerful being in the Equestrian universe. I'd judge roll him out as an concordant dragon (great wyrm) who becane a literal god of chaos by taking the Epic Dragon's Ascentant Prestige class. Dragons of his age could naturally become deities through their own power (after all, they're the strongest creatures).
He's at least a rank 5 demigod, possibly a greater Deity. Considering his ability to manipulate his form and reality around him at will, it would suggest that he's a Greater Deity, possibly ranked 6 through 16.
His Salient Abilities (if rank 6) could include:>Alter Reality>Alter Size>Alter Form>Shift Form>Shapechange>Waves of Chaos>Divine Spellcasting>Automatic Metamagick (quicken and sculpt spell)
If Discord is the most powerful being in the Equestrian universe on his own merits, would that make the Elements of Harmony the strongest weapons?
Are the salient abilites from the illusion school or the transfiguration school of magic?
Apart from that, I have a few more additions>Trixie: Sorcerer (Illusion magic+crafting specialization)>CMC: All bards, cuz they are good with words. (IDK how bards really work)>Moondancer: Wizard (evoker, just more NEETy)>Minuette: Cleric (something akin to healing cuz white teeth meme)
Well, the elements of Harmony are by definition the only power that could trump his chaos. The tree of Harmony itself served as an artifact-tier eldritch machine with the purpose of suppressing Discord's terror.
There are few ways to defeat Gods, because they're immune to so many things, have divine insight, basically the unlimited magic (if spellcasters), and are generally awesome by definition. Sealing/suppressing/disempowering/convincing/defeating a god quanitifies as an epic quest, and the Tree of Harmony easily fits as an Eldritch machine serving as a plot device in such a quest.>>75680
He seems to enjoy the school of Transmutation, but his abilities seems more universal, literally bending the universe to his will.
Being an epic dragon god, he has plenty Charisma XP to spare, so he could cast Wish and Limited Wish in the fly with minor relative consequence (because what's 5000 XP when your XP is in the billions?)
Trixie would be Beguiler (simlar to a Bard).
Moondancer is obviously a wizard because>Books
Minuuette seems like an NPC class tbh; probably Magewright (proffsional caster) or Adept.
>>75681>Minuette is an NPC class
I cry.I guess if she would pick a class, she would pick healing anyways.
In all technicality, only a small minority of creatures should advance as elite PC classes. The rest would be "background ponies".
She could also be an Expert (professional NPC), who took Knowledge (local/medicine), Profession (Dentist), Craft (pharmecudical) and Heal as her class skills. Expert is a good class for NPC creatures that work nonmagical day-to-day skilled jobs (merchants, Carpenters, blacksmiths, sailors, etc).
A healing class would mean Cleric or Adept, but she doesn't really seem extrordinarily devout. Non-magical healing could be a thing too.
Which classes can do that? I don't think potions count because you need to infuse a spell in the potion to have an effect.
>>75685>Which classes can do that
Rangers, Paladins, Druids, and Clerics all get Heal as a class skill (which makes it useless, because all those classes get healing spells).
Expert is a class that can have any set of skills as class skills: it's convenient for making NPCs who fill a professional niche.
There could also be a Magewright class from Eberron (professional caster). They get int-based spells that are useful as PCs. With the Magecraft spell, a magewright can get a +5 competance bonus to a profession or craft skill check, meaning that they can produce masterwork items and pass high-DC skillchecks at relatively low levels. It's good for PCs that produce consumable alchemical items, or use professional skills that require expertise.I'm just nerding-out now. Half of this isn't even actual core material, so don't take it to heart.
The only reason I don't give enemy NPCs full classes is because of laziness. And I actually did do that for the advisers and the faction liaisons
I mean, they are only the NPC variant of rangers since everyone uses guns and shit. And for what I know, guns are exotic weapons, meaning they would need the specific exotic weapon proficiency feat
NPC classes exist mainly because their simple and easy to advance. NPCs can be made in a cookie-cutter fashion. Making a 9th level adept for the PCs to make revives for is much easier than making a 9th level Cleric. There are even guides that make them easy to mass-produce.
It's usually only special villains or recurring NPCs that may advance with heroic/elite PC classes; the others are usually just NPC classes or s combination of the two.
Giving NPCs classes blank classes like Warrior or Commoner are mostly to determine how many hit points they have (in the case of warriors), or how many hit dice they have (to keep Enchanter from just enslaving a billion commoners at once).