ef5fb No.79000[Last 50 Posts]
Welcome to the latest thread of Occupied Equestria. Set six years after season 6, it presents an alternative history where Chrysalis chose a different approach to her second attack on Equestria. The Changelings have conquered half of Equestria, while an Equestrian splinter colony - soured to Princesses notion of harmony with all creatures thank to their dealing with griffins - Invaded and took the other half. In Baltimare and the Equestruan Southlands, the magic of friendship has weakened, as Communists, Changeling infiltrators, Fascists, gangs, and even ancient necormancers and dark gods threaten the city and the surrounding regions. This role play is based in large part upon the Equestria at War mod for Hearts of Iron 4, and uses D&d 3.5e mechanics.
In the latest episode, we are starting day 4. Ash is finally getting to sleep after dealing with foals that scarified animals to evil gods, Iron is disappointed to find that the only sex he is getting is in his dreams, Dark Star has declined to have sex, Onxy has discovered the joys of socialized medicine, I don’t know what Spark is doing, and Silver has discovered that when you don’t complete a quest, you don’t get paid for it
Fuck socialized medicine
To be honest though, does anyone know what I'm doing? Do I even know what I'm doing?
You should sleep. You need a minimum of 8 hours rest to recover Arcane spells.
>>79000>and Silver has discovered that when you don’t complete a quest, you don’t get paid for it
Sad, but true.
I think you were doing the thing. Not the one thing, but the other thing. The thing that we talked about, but not too long ago. The thing that you mentioned doing that everyone knows but you, yet you are the only one to know.
Am I talking nonsense yet?>>79006
Are you telling me we AREN'T getting paid for almost dying and getting ghost aids?
We've yet to suffer enough from the ghoul AIDS.
>>79000>Iron is dissapointed to find that the only sex he is getting is in his dreams
Poor boi, he only wants pucci.
lolno, you didn't stop it. You ran like hell because undead are pretty tough without preparations.
How much did they say they were paying you anyway?
Fuck if I know>>79011
Oh look who's grown a little big for their…. horseshoes?>>79009
I wasn't around for that. In terms of loot…I mean, we did get a Luna Nova rifle that we can probably sell for a decent amount, once we get it cleaned up. Silver's taking the other one for himself, though.
Not any more than usual. And we only get paid if we clear it all out. And we got beat by only 6 creatures. How many are down there do you want to guess? 30?>>79012
I wasn't told.
W0t? You wanna go? I clock your face off.Let me finish Ash's quest so we can join up for the job, I guess
Make sure you get your effort's worth. Wouldn't want them to short-change you on it.
That's what makes you dangerous>>79002
Lie you definitely could have RPed that before we started anything, especially if Ash starts earlier>>79018
He says, like it's a thing to be done in 30 minutes without any kind of help or resources
I think Spark has ranks in appraise, right?
I'll bash ye mum in you undersized horseThanks, we could use the help
What's your INT score?
>>79018I mean, the quarry job would probably be a lot simpler and a lot faster to complete, so…>>79019
And how much would be our effort's worth? Silver's kinda spent a decent amount of Bits on this thing, so…>>79022
You need to pump up those numbers, bro. I'm not even sure, actually, if we could even get ammo for these things. They take special rounds with magic charges in them, and they're only issued to Special Forces. Blue Skies is probably the only pony the party knows who can actually buy ammo for it, maybe Dark Star (ironically).
I never said or implied that>>79024
They are "apprentices" of the waterfront gang, yes>>79022
I actually find it amusing how the guns of the soldiers are paperweights>>79028
It's a normal Bolt-Action rifle, and basically a Lee Enfield SMLE. If I got the wrong name it was because I was posting from a phone at a restaurant and couldn't verify the name
Foals cannot be property.
The only thing Sister Ash disdains more than ponies who'd sell foals are ponies who think it's acceptable to buy them.>>79028
It's a broad job description. You could count it as several jobs.
The normal bolt-action for Equestria is the Lavender Rifle, issued to all branches of the Equestrian military. The Luna Nova is the experimental magic-enhanced bolt-action rifle issued to Special Forces and Mage Divisions.
ok so going from 7 to 9 what gunz are available to me now?
The Carbine is the important one>>79033
Coolio. I'll wait for Ash to wake up and see which foal will she try to take back first, just in case she needs some muscle.
Good to know, ill pick one up next chance i get.
Ash would wake up fairly early, wanting a few minutes to prepare herself before prayers.
What if the character has 10 strength. Can he/she use bolt action rifles?
I sure hope so.>>79031
I take it, then, it's just a normal Lavender rifle with nothing particularly interesting about it?
You wouldn't be able to tell unless you could Detect Magick.
Well, a Detect Magick spell was used not 10 feet from where it stood, so I'd assume there's nothing magical about it.
Which is exactly what she does, unless obstructed in some way.
She takes a few minutes to wrestle her beautiful flowing mane into the religious habit, taking some time to recite the basic elements of magick as she does.
>>79044I'll take that as my cue to wake up as well.
Iron wakes up. He feels somewhat refreshed even after the night's events. He cracks his neck to the side. He figures that Ash would want to stay a bit more in the abbey so putting the armor now would be a bad idea. He decides to look for the dining room for some grub, only having his leather belt, with Redclaw's memento in it, equipped. Maybe one could make a necklace out of that water bison Redclaw had with him, to remind himself not to cower from a fair fight next time.
Sister Ash prepares her hairdo quite early (before sunrise) and continues out of her room to go greet all of the nuns before prayers.
I take it not the 6:00 AM cleric language mass?>>79041
No, it’s just an entirely ordinary, entirely mundane .303 Bolt Action rifle with an affixed 6 inch bayonet and loaded with 3 or 8 entirely mundane non-special bullets - a 9 pound slender paperweight which mere mortals, in their boundless folly, thought could give them power over Nature and Creature.>>79045
They are not preparing food yet
in the kitchen>>79040
Iron grumbles. Well, maybe someone here can do a little necklace from the water bison he has. He looks for anyone who seems proficient with that sort of thing in the abbey to kill time.
Since everyone's getting up…
After having slept soundly through the night, Silver gets up to start his morning routine, something he hasn't been able to do since before the war: a quick shower, breakfast involving one can of beans, some of his newly-purchased whiskey, and water from the tap, 20 push-ups, and a quick smoke.>>79047In that case, anything Silver's ever said about his rifle being a Luna Nova is now officially non-canon and has been made unreal.
Well… there are nuns>>79049
He can take a shower before Onyx. I’m less sure about whether he can cook those beans. There are no Fascists around to criticize him for smoking, so he can light up a smoke in his room. It really didn’t smell right anyways
Are they speaking Celestial? I actually wanted to include that as one of my chosen languages.
And yes, I had intended for her to attend the mass.
Iron shrugs mentally, maybe one of them can do a little crafting. He pokes one of the nuns.
While he smokes, he pulls out the Lavender rifle he took from the body of the one EDF corpse to take a closer look at the weapon, checking for any sort of damage that would make it inoperable.
Does Dark Star have any Dreams?
Depending on which rifle, the rifle of the first soldier (Prim Poppy I think) is entirely functional, if needing a cleaning. The rifle of the second soldier also functions, but had minor damage when dropped, most importantly causing the bayonet to bend>>79052
"Oh uh… Hello there" She is polite, if unsure>>79051
It's a language that was widely spoken by one prominent tribe in particular at the time of the sister's ascensions. The language of the Celestials was translated to this language so that the common ponies could hear the words of the Celestials, and it became the language of the Clergy. The merging and migration of tribes, besides linguistic drift, has caused the language to go extinct outside of its use in the clergy
"Hello." He pulls out the water bison. "Do you think you can make a necklace out of this and some string? It is very important to me and I want to see it at all times."
So, can I speak it if I choose Celestial?
Sister Ash politely greets each of her sisters as she arrives early for the mass, giving quick appologiee for the ordeal of the previous night.
>>79055It's the first one.
Satisfied, he grabs it (ever mindful of the sharp bayonet), puts on his saddlebags, and heads out the door of his room. "I suppose I have things I need to do, if we are to return to crypts."
After stamping out his cigarette on the cold hard concrete, he makes his way back towards the sporting goods store he visited on the previous day.
Uh…. Pleasant. I can't imagine what pleasant Dark Star dreams would look like, except for some reason I see him as John Wayne shooting griffons>>79058
She may not enter already knowing it>>79057
"Hello," She looks at the water buffalo. "Oh, a nice wood carving you have there. I guess I could ask sister Thyme if she could make this into a necklace for you">>79059
It takes some time, but he gets there
"I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you." Iron ponders. "Do you know if she is available at the moment?"
How about a blowjob from Skies while he shoots some changeling scum, the whole Black Hooves party cheering him on?Or just memories of his brother, IDK
Hes pretty blue pilled on the Griffion Question. So He would be shooting Ziggers.
Can she learn it at some point in the story?
I'll select Terran in place of it then.
How does the mass go?
>>79060You know, it just occurred to me that I don't know of many rifles that use .303 ammunition naturally.
Silver greets the shopkeeper once he steps in. "Hello again. I was hoping I could get some service for this rifle today, and some ammunition."
"A small amount of time before early services, yes. Let me take you to her"
Sister Thyme is a nice little brown earth pony.
"I think so. Do you want something glued to the top, or a hole drilled through it?">>79062>Brother
That would be a bad
dream probably>>79065I assure you it's more common under the circumstances
Happy Hunting inspects the rifle
"This is… a military rifle I see"
He cycles the bolt, tests the firing pin, removes the barrel and so forth
"It seems to be somewhat rusted and un-cleaned, but generally functioning. The wood is a bit stained, though I don't know if you care. hat kind of service do you want?">>79064
Sung in part, spoken in part. Literally everypony except for Ash knows the prayers, so she is left as the lone pony in the room not able to follow along. It involves kneeling, standing, and sitting at various intervals, besides burning of incense. Sundew is yet again the Priestess for the morning mass>>79063
In fairness, because New Mareland now rules over more griffons than its own pony citizens, they have to play nice with the griffons as well… Besides having very large, very scary griffin allies. But shooting Zebras… He can gun down menacing Zebra pirates en mass, though they present enough danger to earn a thrill
"I want it drilled, but I do not want to hurt the carving too much. If the hole has to be too big, I would rather take this 'glue' you speak of." Iron smiles. "Thank you for your service, by the way. I do not think you are asked many times about making necklaces."
Sister Ash follows along, observantly.So what languages can I pick from?
>>79066Probably so. I'm just more familiar with .30-06, .308, and 7.62mm.
Silver is very much glad that his inspection wasn't too terribly off, considering his general lack of expertise with firearms. "I would like it cleaned, if it pleases you. If it is not too much more difficult, having unstained stock would also be nice, but it is not necessary."
"i came to Chew ass and shoot bubble gum."
Had a hearty chuckle.
"We can have a narrow hole drilled through near the top. You're welcome, I try to teach some of the orphans how to work with wood and make crafts so they can learn skills and develop cutie marks, should that be their talent. I can do this one after Mass">>79068Um… I don't know. With regards to the Cleric language, she can certainly learn individual words and rote memorize prayers in a few hours depending on how much. To learn an entire language including grammar would be time consuming, although not literally impossible
She is able to pick up the times at which the kneeling occurs, at two points in the mass, one towards the beginning, another shortly after the middle>>79069
"Well…. yes, we can clean the barrel. We can apply a varnish to the wood as well. It will take some time to dry, but less than an hour">>79070
"Yarr! We didn't come for Bubblegum. We came for your mares. Now give em' to us, for I won't be askin' again" Says Black Mane, the dread pirate of the Eastern seas, who sends forth his hench zebras.
"I doubt some of the colts like just crafting things. Maybe some of them want to show their strength rather than their finesse." Something stood out from that sentence though. "Mass? What is that?"
Out of the languages that I'm allowed to pick, which would be the most useful for studying clergy and interacting with extraplanar beings?
I've already got Sylvan as a bonus. I wanted a planar-based language.
Sister Ash participates to the best of her ability throughout the rest of the mass.
"You'd be surprised what colts like to do. Whether it's strength, finesse, speed, each pony has their special talent and their special place in society.
It's a religious ceremony. This is just an earlier one"
Iron seems to understand. "Is there something I can do while I wait for this event to end here?"
>>79070"More like shoot ass.">>79073
He nods. "I would like this."
Dark Star pulls out a minigun
"not today you Zigger filth"
He Fires on the zebra henchmen
"Well what do you want to do?">>79075
I just…. I don't know, I'm trying to think of this in terms of the my little pony world>>79079>minigun
Maybe, but that is a gun that would be introduced 20 years after the year of the setting>>79078
"Alright, we can do it"
Iron purses his lips. "I actually have no idea." Iron ponders for a bit. "Do you have the map of this city available here? I feel like I may need it for later. I keep getting lost in all the concrete."
I'll pick my languages later then.
Sister Ash prays throughout the ceremony. By the end, she would have prepared her spells list.
>>79080Well, there is "Pony" Latin, for Ash. And there is the Gatling Gun for Dark Star.
"How much do you require for this service, might I ask?"
"Counting the varnish? 10 bits">>79081
"Why yes, we can get a map for you" She goes through some other rooms>>79082
It is so
well one of those browning crank guns then
Iron follows Thyme along, not wanting her to walk so much back and forth for him.
Silver is even more relieved that it's a cheap price. He puts 10 Bits from his bags onto the counter. "And how much for ammo for this weapon, might I ask?"
"One bit a clip">>79086
She leads him to a location where she eventually pulls out a folded paper
"Here you go. A map of Baltimare">>79085
He mows down the Zebras with impunity
Arrows can't possibly be as expensive as bullets.
Also, I think I might be ready to turn in for the night.
"I thank you, miss Thyme." He bows lightly then takes out 230 bits from his person and hands it over to her. "You have been of great help."
Suffice it to say, she is utterly stunned
"I'll have your necklace ready in only a couple hours. Thank you"And should probably decline to accept the gift, but that can be tedious
Iron's bit balance: 5800
Iron nods. He then takes the map and studies it for any interesting spots near the abbey. He doesn't want the same incident happening like yesterday. "I can take the map with me, right?"
>>79090I'll assume that was meant for Silver and not for Dark Star.
He puts down 10 more Bits. "Then I will take 10 clips of ammunition.">>79091As it turns out, they're just over twice as expensive.Also goodnight. I think the closest language you're looking for in Ash's case would just be Latin, as that is a thing in this universe.
Dark Star Takes aim at the captain
"Ready to die you watermelon loving fuck?"
"Yes of course"
I don't know what is 'interesting' and which incident>>79096
"Does a Zebra ever truly live?" he asks, and raises his sword
>>79098Incident: Getting lost in the city and couldn't find Ash for a while.
Iron decides to search some sort of fighting arena, maybe he can tussle for a bit with someone his size. That should more than enough time for this mass to end.
With that, Silver is satisfied. "I will be back in one hour, for rifle and ammunition. Thank you for this excellent service."
If that's in the city, it's not printed directly onto the map>>79101
"You are welcome"
Iron grumbles some more. Guess he needs to find it himself. What's with these ponies and their lack of fighting spirit? There should be a place where to put up hooves in battle. With that objective in mind, the map and his belt, he exits the abbey to seek it.
Dark Star fires at him
He explodes into a rain of watermelon parts, some of which seem to go all the way back to Zebrica >>79103
And thus he leaves the abbey
He steps out of the store, looking for something to do for an hour. Among the first thing that comes to his mind, as he checks his map, is to see if there's a nearby Museum of History he might be able to visit, and learn a bit about the history and culture of the region.
Hmmm… I want to say yes
|Rolled 11 - 1|
He rubs his eyes. Iron hopes the townsfolk know of any place to fight. He decides to ask any ponies who have no ties with this abbey about a place to fight unarmed between ponies.
>>79107Well, I'll take that as a yes.
He checks on the quickest route to the museum before heading his way there.
"I Saved the day again."
They tell him that this is illegal, but underground fights for money do sometimes happen>>79109
West town, on main street, not far past city hall
|Rolled 15 - 1|
Iron is dumbfounded. Illegal, really? Wow, no wonder they can't punch to save their damn life. He tries some more to see if he can find someplace to punch some people.
Silver looks at the building before him. It's not really a building he would normally consider visiting, but seeing as he's fairly lost as to the history of the region he decides it would be a good idea to start learning.
There is one place…>>79113
This building is white granite with great columns on the front entrance, a Neo-Classical style>>79110
And yet… there are still so many more out there
>>79114"Hmm. It looks bit like City Hall."
He heads on inside.
He's definetly interested about this place now, but he tries to see how far it is from the abbey just in case.
What Happens after that?
reee it's a popular style for government buildings and this one has neither the green vaulted roof nor a dome>>79117
Well, I would assume he would wake up at some point>>79116
15 minute walk probably
Iron takes it and goes to the place marked.
Alright. what does he see when he wakes up?
>>79118I know, but as Silver is somepony who is generally unfamiliar with government buildings…
Once inside, he takes a look at the nearest sign to figure out where everything is.
Iron now has replaced the vulnerable flaw with weak will since he just can't stop from following mare's advances sometimes.
*replace weak will with poor reflexes
He awakes when he hears a door close. He sees across towards a window on the other side of the room>>79121
What kind of history is he looking for?>>79119
It's a bar not unlike the Watering hole. When he asks, he says they sometimes have fights in a back room
He makes sure to check the bar's name and then proceeds to enter and look for this back room's entrance.
He looks primarily for Early Equestrian history, around the time of the unification of Equestria.
A number of exhibits are available. By and large this concern the situation between the tribes as described in the Hearths Warming>>79125
The Derringer Dale. A door in the back near the restrooms
He looks out the window.
He enters this back door, seeing that there's no one to stop or guard this entrance.
This one leads into a court yard. The plants have few leaves on them and there is no activity in the Courtyard>>79129
No pony asks him any questions, though some seem to look
Iron disregard the weird looks and looks for any sort of fighting activity here.
It's not exactly what he was looking for, but he takes an interest in the story of the Three Tribes. It was not something that was really taught in detail in Severyana, during his school days.
As per the history, the ponies previously lived further to the North, and were segregated by race. They lived together uneasily in an arrangement of mutual exchange. It was not until after the Windigo crisis and the migration south that they learned to live as one. This was the foundation of Equestria and Harmony>>79131
Yep. Already two ponies boxing. A large crowd gathers around them
Iron, not wanting to be kicked out due to any breaking of the rules, decides to look for the pony responsible for setting up the fights for a possible match and how this fight rules work.
He gains a better understanding of Harmony from this.
Next, he looks for exhibits related to the indigenous ponies of the region.
"You both start at the sound of the whistle, and then you punch each other until one of you can't take it" says a sketchy Earth Pony>>79135
the particular region of Baltimare was inhabited by a tribe of Earth Ponies known as the Chincoteague. The consensus opinion is that these and a few other tribes of Southern Equestria migrated here centuries before the advance of the main Equestrian tribes, although a minority believes that these ponies were actually a very early vanguard of the migration of the Earth Ponies in the Windigo crisis, who settled after their ship wrecked there
is there a bathroom in the hotel room?
Iron shrugs. He expects some foul play from the opponents but thinks he can manage. He asks to sign him up to the next available fight if possible.
He looks at the exhibits to get a better idea of the culture of the Chincoteague, and what kinds of nearby settlements they created.
Yes, behind him near the door>>79138
"We can place you up next">>79139
A woodland tribe, they would build permanent settlements and grow crops, living in huts crusted from sticks and logs
He knocks on the Door
Iron agrees with this proposition. He tries to see who is the next opponent that could fight him.
He wonders if there are any of these ponies left in Equestria.
To round off his history lesson, he takes a look at the time period between Equestria's expansion south and the current era.
The door of the bathroom opens and… It's none other than the pegasus pony, with a freshly washed coat and mane that has been largely. She looks a little surprise>>79142
A very muscular Diamond Dog is up next>>79143
While Equestria has always been a multicultural nation, many specific locales have at times been dominated by specific races, and East Equestria has in large part been more earth pony centered. Hence, the Earth Pony tribe was the first to come down there, planting crops that grow in warmer environments, and settling in the forests. Mage Meadow Brook and her folk were among these. South East Equestria was not significantly inhabited by Equestrians in large part because of the menace of Dragons in the very nearby Badlands, Manticores, and other forest creatures, not to mention diseases. But as time passed, Equestrians became more able to handle these threats, and moved South. The Chincoteague, for their part, variously made war, tried to establish themselves, or were assimilated, until eventually Duke Berrydew deported them to another region. As for the area of Baltimare, it became more developed in large part thanks to its position by the Celestial Sea. It was easy to trade with Fillydelphia or Manehattan, and after Meananderly Polo, trade was opened up with Griffonia, including eventually the Griffon Empire and the settlement of the Dominion of New Mareland. Baltimare became involved in the Triangular trade with Zebrica as well, and merchants flourished in Baltimare. Though it was the seat of a Duke, free merchants succeeded as well, and it took hold to become one of Equestria's great cities, a center of resource trade between the South East, the Northeast, and Griffonia and Zebrica at times. It industrialized as well, although it never had the advantages that cities further North had, and became similar to the other urban centers
Iron attempts to size up the dog's strength and dexterity, see how strong and fast he is.Tell me if I have to roll something
"oh hey. i was about to take a shower."
Yes. I don't know what, but roll>>79146
"You can do that, I am getting out"
Rolling spot then.
Ah well, worth a try.
"To bad,i would have loved to take one with you."
This guy's a total bitch>>79150
Her look of… well, dread, has been replaced with a warmer smile
"It's difficult to have a coat that is too well washed"
>>79152>very muscular>a total bitch
Iron is unsure of his own perception, but he did ask for a fair fight. He awaits for the fistfight to start.
|Rolled 4 + 2|
The Whistle blows!
Roll for Initiative
Welcome to low rolls galore!
"yea thats true, Why did you have a dreadful look on your face?"
Silver starts to see why Baltimare has so many large ports and dockyards. He also sees why New Mareland chose this as their initial invasion site. Though, he is curious, as he passes by Meadow Brook's exhibit, why a mage was among the Earth Ponies.
|Rolled 2 + 7|
|Rolled 16 + 7|
Maybe I forgot to mention this but…. contenders cannot wear armor
He punches quickly, with each paw. He's fought in this manner before>>79158
"I was afraid I had worn out my welcome…">>79158Actually, the first point of invasion was Saltmane a few hundred miles south. Baltimare was the last hold out.
She was a skilled user of healing magic and earth pony alchemy
|Rolled 3 + 4|
His off paw hits
"You Could never do that."
Dark Star gives her a hug
"D'aww, do you mean it?"
She's still warm and wet
Silver remembers that the pony at the potions shop he visited was an earth pony. He finds it interesting that earth ponies can utilize their talents in that way.
>>79159>>79160I didn't bring it with me so it's good.
|Rolled 12 + 4|
Iron, trying to test out the diamond dog's ability to avoid his blows, goes for a very hard punch, taking +7 from his bonus hit chance to his damage.Will you take into account the superior unarmed strike feat I picked up last thread. If so, I use a 1d6 instead of 1d3 for damage die.
Also need to highlight I have unarmed focus and specialization.
"I Do. you make me Happy, i Haven't felt Happy in a long time."
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|Rolled 20 + 7|
Knowledge of the land means knowledge of plant life and minerals. For what else is earth but the Keystone of matter, and what else is Chemistry but the study of matter?>>79164
No Tome of Battle, and don't listen to anything that particular player says
Iron hits, you can roll damage
Also, i hope it didn't need to be said, but no guantlets. Nonlethal damage exclusively
While the damage iron did has not yet been calculated, it most likely isn't enough to knock him out, so… He punches back>>79165
An ear moves
"D'aww, I'm glad to hear that. Mostly I just bring misery to communists and griffons."
|Rolled 1 + 6|
|Rolled 10 + 7|
Rolling to confirm a threat, and for damage on the On-paw
|Rolled 2 + 14|
|Rolled 3 + 4|
The Diamond Dog's off paw does a perfect upper cut on Iron, doing double damage>>79168Okay, what is the math behind that?
That's a lot of damage on that Diamond dog
Iron has +5 damage increase from his STR modifier, +2 with unarmed specialization and +7 from power attack. It equals to 14.
Still, he seems to be kicking my ass. That's like more than 16 damage to me already. Rolling next post.
"I love that about you."
|Rolled 15 + 4|
Iron goes for the same hit like last time, see if he lands it. Of course it's non-lethal.
|Rolled 1 + 14|
>tfw 14 HP already
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|Rolled 8 + 7|
28 damage actually. 7, 7, and 14 from a crit
The diamond dog is bleeding and clearly suffering, but he tries once once>>79171
"D'aww, do you really like my work in snuffing out traitors and subversives?">>79172
Well, sure as shit lands
|Rolled 3 + 4|
At least the off-paw lands
"Yea i gotta say im a pretty big fan."
|Rolled 4 + 7|
Her wings raise up in excitement
She Senses he is being Genuine
She nuzzles him
"You say you need a shower?"
"yea, i like to take one every time i get the chance."
>>79176>>79175This is going to be a clutch. If I miss, I lose. I say it now. 7 HP remaining, hoping I don't spill my spaghetti in this fight.
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Iron, feeling a bit more confident with his punches landing true, punches non-lethally a bit lighter this time, going for +5 instead of +7 sacrificed from hit chance. Iron is nervous. If he misses the punch, he'll lose.
Need to confirm he's hit before I roll damage.
The diamond dog manages to dodge out of the way of Iron's punch. very lucky, because he knew damned well that he couldn't afford even a weaken punch from the Earth Pony
Shit, I'm done for. Good fight, doggo.
|Rolled 3 + 7|
|Rolled 6 + 7|
With the last of his stamina, he throws two more punches
|Rolled 1 + 4|
One of his punches - the punch with his very lucky off-paw - lands
Iron has suffered 35 damage thus far
For a moment, she thinks she is talking about taking down traitors or subversives. Then she realizes he is talking about a shower
"Well… we have one back here"
>>791872 HP left
|Rolled 20 + 7|
Iron thanks the gods that the dog missed one of his punches to grant him a shot of beating him. He will not let it go to waste. Iron sacrifices +4 of his hit bonus chance and strikes with the last of his might at the dog non-lethally.
|Rolled 17 + 7|
Well… Rolling to confirm threat
|Rolled 2 + 7|
|Rolled 1 + 10|
Iron takes the chance to strike again non-lethally for good measure.
"Lead the way.">>79189
D E U S V U L T
Ah, shit. Hope I knocked out the doggo.
Okay. That you cannot do. You cannot strike again for good measure in the same round
Nevermind, didn't see the confirm you made. It's 22 damage.
There is a shower at the end of the room, fairly large with pink granite flooring. There is also a large tub. Remember that this is a reasonably upperclass and fancy hotel room, even if it isn't quite a suite
Confirmed. Iron punches the Diamond Dog right in the temple, knocking him out instantly
Iron rejoices in his victory, knowing it was pure luck that he won the battle today. He checks to see if the dog combatant is okay. He gained his respect from that battle of hooves… or whatever this dog has for hooves.
Wait. The Diamond Dog's on-paw should have landed and hit Iron in the last round as well. Iron should have lost that. Oh well>>79198
Well… He's on the ground
Remind me not to hoof fight iron.>>79197
Dark Star looks impressed
"How long before you have to go to work?"
>>79199Don't know if you did it on purpose or not. I'll take the victory for Iron's pride
Iron looks to the crowd around him, seeing the reaction from them.
She looks at him again
"What are you
>>79201>Iron's prideDamn it, I should have gone with that strike hitting
Some sad, some triumphant, depending on who they bet on
For what it's worth:
Level 4 fighter
Improved Unarmed Strike
Weapon Focus (unarmed Strike)
Weapon Specialization (unarmed Strike)
Two Weapon Fighting
>>79203you Ain't gonna do shid. m9>>79202
"well i was gonna go to the tavern and get Silver then we'll look for Oynx and Spark. then we were probably gonna go back to the farm."
By the by, I took out weak will since Superior Unarmed Strike was not counted here.
Silver checks the time, to see if it's been at least an hour since he arrived at the museum.>>79203r00d, d00d
It can be, unless he wants to know more>>79205
"You mean that necromancer work you needed an exorcism after doing yesterday?"
She gets into the shower
>>79204Well, that hasn't changed. I did give some money to the abbey so I have good boy points.
Iron, satisfied with his fight and understanding he can't take another beating, goes to that shady Earth Pony, maybe he has some medical treatment for the fighters after the fight.
"Drink some cold water. Alcohol will make you feel better, but it won't help you"
Dark Star gets in the shower to
"Well… yea. i promised spark that i would help him clear them out."
Eh, I'm not really going to. Skies is Star's alone, after all.
Silver makes his way back to the store to check if his rifle is ready for pickup.
"Do I get something after the fight? I do not think you are doing this out of practice of sport." Iron, nevertheless, searches for some cold water to drink. He definetly needs that. Maybe he should meet up with the dog later, some sparring matches against him are quite thrilling.
"Well, I won't get in the way of work with your buddies"
And controls for the shower are there on the side>>79214
Indeed it is>>79215
"Of course not. People place bets on who they think will win, and we get a portion of all winnings"
"Ah, thank you!" He takes a look at the rifle at the store once he gets there.
Iron ponders. Maybe next time he visits, he may be a little more "assertive" to this pony, but right now he doesn't want to risk it. "It is alright, I did come here to battle, not for money. Say, do you know who the dog whom I fought was?"
The varnish has changed the color of the wood from a sort of orange to a sort of brown. Just as well, considering the rifle's butt has what seemed to be liquefied flesh n it>>79219
"Rover De Marquise. A regular here, and popular too"
"We are gonna pick some stuff up to help with the threat."
Dark Star adjust the water to where its hot but not scalding.
Only slightly sick to his stomach at the thought, Silver seems satisfied with the work. "I will have to remember you, if I have need of your services in future."
Iron nods. It should've gained some renown for this fight in here. Even though he is one level lower than Iron but nevermind that
"Any other regulars to match my strength? I have the urge to fight some of the others later, after I heal my bruises.
Skies shakes briefly, and extends her wings slightly, almost like a bird bathing in water. "I like it warmer as well. Are you going to pick up a priest? Because that is basically what you need">>79222
"Come back any time." Says Happy Hunting
"We have a few" Says the pony, "If you have a taste for getting punched"
Iron nods. "I may come back later if I need some bruising to give and take. For now, any good place to heal myself close from here?"
"I wouldn't recommend going to a hospital. Just take some aspirin and sleep a couple hours. Drink some alcohol if you need it"
He grabs his rifle and the ammo he purchased, and heads out the door to make his way back to the tavern and wait up on the rest of the party, should they try for the crypts and the quarry again.
"A Priest? yea that could work. we were gonna pick up some holy water too."
Dark star Rubs blues back
Iron rolls his eyes. "If you say so. I will take my leave then." He decides to leave the building, all of his bruises on full display. He wonders what an aspirin is as he walks out. Maybe the abbey nuns will know what he's talking about. He starts travelling back to the abbey. They should have ended their mass already.
She stretches out to let Dark Star do this as well as possible, and tries to spread her wings, although that is not really entirely possible. The hair on the coat is a bit short, still soft, and he can feel harder bone underneath>>79231
Well, yes, but….
But what? Do I need to come back and intimidate the stallion for medical treatment?
After hes rub her back he moves to her chest and stomach
Well, does he want the nuns to see him as such?
>Intimidate the guy who runs an illegal operation that makes lots of money and is filled with extremely strong criminals, while Iron has no armor and no weapons. And by the way, Iron wants to go back.
Like how well do you think that will go down?>>79234
Her chest has the same soft coat, but also hard ribs. Her belly has some resistance when you press into her, but she is skinny. The wings are sort of in the way of part of the chest
Dark Star moves on to her thighs
Iron thinks about it more closely. Maybe he may have a doctor in the audience of the boxing ring, eager to take advantage of the lack of medical treatment which can restore his health. He returns inside, looking for this type of pony whatever race he is inside.
Though her barrel narrows around her belly, her hindquarters are meatier, as there is some muscle on the flanks and for the rear legs. Her Azure white coat is as soft as ever here. She reacts somewhat pleasured, and spreads her legs slightly>>79237
A pony has an ice bag over De Marquis's face
Dark Star rubs her tits
Iron approaches the pony in question and starts conversation. "Excuse me for interrupting. You seem to be taking care of my former opponent here well. He is a good fighter. I honestly was lucky with my blows to have won against him." He smiles at the pony. "Are you by any chance a doctor?"
Supple though fairly small, rubbing them causes her to flip her tail>>79241
"No. I am his manager. Nice job, by the way. Even if you lost me a lot of money"
Dark Star keeps at it but he focuses on her nipples
Iron nods, a bit uncomfortable. "Say, you seem to know your way around this business here. Do you have anypony that can patch me up, by any chance? I do not want too much attention on me when I go outside with all these bruises your partner gave me." Iron chuckles a bit. "I heard Rover is a regular here so you should know your way around these parts to have it all covered."
Soft, then firm, then harder. Never fully firm, because the warm water softens them.">>79244
"What do you want? Stitches? A bullet removed? Well let me tell you. There is no cut skin to stitch. There is no bullet to remove. You feel sore and you will be for a while, but you don't have broken bones or cut skin. The only cure for that, unless you insist on magic, is to tough it up and walk or sleep it off. Drink some vodka, that'll make you feel better"
Iron is not amused. "I just need to mask the bruises for a while at the very least. If I go to my destination, ponies are going to panic." Iron ponders. If he doesn't have any answers, maybe someone else will. No way these ponies don't have a doctor in tow to cure fighters from their bruises. It's illegal, after all.
Dark Star blows on her ear and kisses her Neck
"you're the most beautiful mare in all of the world."
"Wear a robe"
Indeed, that seems to be what he is doing with De Marquis. That, and ice. Mostly ice>>79247
She shivers, and has her warm smile, while her ear flaps down when Dark Star blows on it
Well, that's a possibility. "Is there any robes around here for me to put on?"
"You can get one at a store, or buy one here"
Damn it, I have to go to sleep now
"Alright. Thank you for your patience and cooperation." He lightly bows to the manager. "Hopefully I can fight Rover again some other day." He chuckles.>>79252No problem with me, good night GM.
Wow, that's more posts than I expected.
Maybe I should have stayed up.
The group got busy while you were gone, it seems. Certainly stayed up after I had already passed out.
Well, do you want some potions for Ash or your vow of poverty refrains you from doing that?
Hey GM, how did the doggo have two weapon fighting with such low dex score?
Doing a small rolecall, see who is here at the current moment.
Coolio. GM will take a while to reappear by how long he was awake last session. Do you have any plans to fight the undead already?
You just had to appear after I said you would be a bit late. Oh well. If you feel like GMing, I had planned a visit to Cauldron, both as a little friendly chat and a potion seller, and since I have the map, I should be able to find the address..
I'm here, if we're doing stuff.
The only plan I have is to get you guys to go in there and I provide my spells… however they can help. Other than that, I guess pray to the dice gods for mercy this time around. turns out I have been calculating my spells per day wrong, don't know if I should keep going with what I have already stated, or just go along with the new amount
Oh. That… doesn't sound very planned. I suggest buying holy water at a church if you can.
Silver's plan is going to be to stick with the other Fighter(s) and try to keep the undead as far away from you, Dark Star, and maybe Ash as possible.
You sound like I had a plan to begin with. I guess I could try that, but I need my character to have a reason to learn of this strategy.
>>79271>have a reason to learn of this strategy
Remember the fact that Dark Star had to go to a church to dispell his sickness? That's enough reason to do that.
Use the new numbers>>79270
This is a good strategy
Well, I could come up with the right dialog to figure that out, but Spark never quite learned what became of Dark Star. Once I find him again, then I should be able to.
>>79265Judging by your lack of response, I'll assume you're ready
Iron decides he does not need any robes. He simply needs to magick his wounds away, and he knows the pony, or shall we say zebra, to do the job. He remembers the address Cauldron said and looked for the restaurant that is there.
*looked in his map
Silver should be back at the tavern right now, waiting for the party to get back together.
Onyx gracefully falls down the stairs from his room to the bar.
Since that is the place everyone seems to gather at, Spark heads to the tavern with our grumpy bartender after leaving the Void of Nothingness.
Once inside, I wave hello to Onyx.
"Are you feeling any better after last night?"
Silver looks up from the table he's sitting at with a map in his hooves to look at Onyx's limp form. "Ah, it is good to see that you are still alive after all."
Next time can Onyx join Spark in the void?>>79280
"Feeling a bit better. Are you holding up?"
I hold the glass up beside me.
"Yeah. I hope Dark Star made it. He didn't look too good."
Silver turns to Spark as he speaks up. "Do not worry about Dark Star. I made sure he received appropriate aid.">>79282>>79283
"Now, if you would both come here, we have plans to discuss."
My parents are telling me to apply for jobs and get my license, and I just came back from the dentist, so I don't think I will be super-active today
I'll be patient then.
I go over to Silver.
"Plans? I'm listening."
>>79285Alright then, we'll be patient.>>79287
In front of him is a crude-yet-serviceable map of the crypts they explored underneath Curwhinny farm, or at least as much as they've explored, as well as a list of notes about the enemies they faced and what they'll need for a return trip, made using a "borrowed" pen and a bar napkin. Silver's marked a few key points of interest that they found yesterday. "I understand if you are hesitant to go back to tunnels, but I am in personal need of Bits, and I do not like to leave jobs unfinished. If either of you do not want to go back, please speak up now."
"I am contractually bound to do this. I will do this regardless of risk and reward."
Silver nods, and turns to his map. "When we took job, we underestimated difficulty of our tasks, and we were not prepared. I do not intend for this to happen again." He points to where the skeletons they faced appeared out of thin air. "When skeletons came at us, they came from blue mist, with no sign of them ever having been there in first place. Same blue mist as when I disturbed ashes in urns. It is obvious they were summoned. By what, I do not know, but we must be ready for fight at all times.
"Best way to kill skeletons is with bludgeoning strikes. It is most effective way you can shatter their bones. If you have funds, and strength to wield it, I recommend buying hammer. Otherwise, best weapon you would have against them would be your hooves. As for other undead, they do not seem to have any particular weakness, but I would keep noses open. I do not know how many more are in tunnels, but they are easy enough to find before they find you. If we get into fight, try to trip them. It makes them much easier to hit, at least in melee." He points to Onyx. "You have halberd, right? It should be decent weapon for tripping. And it should not leave you open to biting like hooves would.
"When we go back down there, Onyx and I should take point. We are strongest of group, and most resilient. We have better chance of avoiding infection, I would imagine, than rest of us. We also need to find weapons that are specialized against undead. After Dark Star got infected, I took him to cathedral not too far from quarry. Father there, he is knowledgeable about undead. Perhaps it would do us well to ask him if he knows of ways to deal with them easier."
"Finally, it would be good idea to bring someone else along who is good with healing, or curing disease. Dark Star, he mentioned something about nun, or not-nun, who might be able and willing to help us in this regard, but he did not give specific location as to where we may meet her. If either of you know where she might be found, then we should go to her and ask for her aid."
He might have been a Ranger. Ranger's don't need to meet the ability requirement.>>79261
It's going to be quite a while until I can be fully available.
Unless he multiclassed as a ranger, I find it unlikely, since he is explicitly stated to be a fighter.
"Ah. I think I know the sort-of nun you are talking about. I don't remember where she went though."
Silver's ears perk up, at the notion that they might be able to find her. "Do you know of anything identifiable about her? Anything we could use to ask around religious institutions for her whereabouts?"
"She is a kirin. Kind of nervous in tough situations though. Last I remember, she was looking for lost foals. She probably went with that jungle native that you tussled with for money, bartender."
He might have been a Ranger or a Monk.>>79261
It's going to be quite a while until I can be fully available. I'm on a trip, and my cell data isn't working for some reason.
"…Kirin? What is kirin?"
"It's a pony, but kind of like part dragon with a wild mane. You will know what I'm talking about when you see her."
"Hmm, that is something I have not heard of yet…and you say she is looking for lost foals? And she is with jungle native?"
"Yeah. They worked with us before. I told her I would join her, but the two left without notice. I hope they are doing well in their search."
"…So, there is dragon-pony nun, and her Chincoteague escort, looking for lost foals across city…?" And here Silver thought he had heard some pretty crazy stuff before now. "It might be likely half of city has heard of or seen these two already. With luck, they have left big enough trail for us to follow."
She didn't ever respond to my suggestion that I should go along. Maybe next time.>>79303
"Most likely. So, are we off to find them?"
"Yes, unless you believe it is best to wait for Dark Star's return. Though, with that marefriend of his, we might be waiting for while, if that is case."
"It would be best to at least tell him so he doesn't wander back in the quarry looking for us."
"Maybe leave message with Glass, if he sees him come back to tavern?" He thinks for a couple seconds. "Oh, it would also be good idea for you two to buy some healing potions, in case we can not get this kirin to join us. I only have four left for myself, and I do not have many spare Bits left to purchase more. And as lucky as I might be with medkit, I do not think it can do much good if you get torn to shreds by undead."
I hand you 500 bits.
"I'll see about potions."
"Where can we get some?"
"I went to potions shop yesterday, before we left for quarry. I can show you.">>79308
Silver's eyes go about as wide as dinner plates at just how much money Spark is willing to hoof out, and he looks just a little flustered. "I…I-I…b-but…" His voice goes quiet. "…that is lot of Bits to just give out like that…are you sure?"
"You are all technically my hired help, and until the contract is fulfilled, I can't let you go without bits, especially going in there. Don't worry about it."
"…" He silently takes the Bits offered to him, but despite his lack of words, his face says everything he would need to say about how grateful he is. After the Bits are taken, that's what he speaks. "If you are needing me to pay you back after job, I will gladly do so."
"That won't be needed. I underestimated the severity of this task. Making sure you are well equipped if you are still up for this job is my duty. Just promise me you will help me get them to pay us well for what we have had to endure so far. I don't exactly have the muscle to back up any threats if they short change us."
Silver gives him a determined nod. "I will make sure of it."
Iron looks very intently at his map for the address Cauldron said to him yesterday. It should be a restaurant.
I'll be able to play in about an hour.
Let's hope the GM can do the same. I think it may take all of his free time for his current situation.
It is a weekday.
Anons are busy.
Fair enough. By the way, can you drink potions or do your vows interfere with it?
A character who had the vow of poverty would refrain from intentionally buying/consuming bottled hit points, because they're expensive items like any other potion and such a character is sworn to donate all of their possessions to the poor.
It doesn't prohibit the character from being rescued with a potion if they were dying though. That's where the permission ends.
What if another character forced you to drink it?
>>79324I guess I should spoiler this tooWouldn't that be an extreme circumstance to be forced to drink something expensive, therefore having to temporarily lose the vow?>>79323
Hello. The GM is busy at the moment, so no sexy times in the bath for the time being.
I think Dark Star was last blowing air into a pretty pegasus pony's ear and watching it twitch?
I just got back to my place-of-consistent-wifi.
His Magnum Dong was expanding >>79251
Hows it going?
We're just chilling. I just ate a tuna sandwich. Iron is going to a particular restaurant that he has friends in.
She looks backwards at Dark Star with her smile and bats an eye at him with thick lashes. She flips her mane, raises her tail up, and then raises her right wing up so that it interrupts the shower of water, and causes water to trickle down her back
Okay, so last where I was at, Sister Ash was finishing her prayers and preparing her spells.
I guess Caleb was just laying in the yard and lazing about wherever he's allowed to be, like a dog would; maybe playing with the foals if he had the chance.
Iron is currently looking at his map, looking for the address Cauldron told him where the restaurant is. She may be of great help from this predicament.
Good to hear>>79335
nice was it a good sandwich?>>79336
Dark Star Rubs her horse pussy with his Dong
I guess it was. A slice of tomato, some fresh tuna and a bit of mayo between two slices of bread does wonders to quell hunger by a lot.
Iron has a date with cauldron?>>79341
i was about to go get a Shredded chicken sandwich.
What kind of doggo is caleb?
What? No. He just wants to visit the restaurant to see how she's doing as well as buy some potions for his wounds and for the road.I think the GM should tell me if I buy too many potions to fit my belt.
But here’s the question. How does the Earth Pomy accomplish this?
Potions are typically thin, cylindrical containers measuring at no more than an inch wide and 2 inches tall (including the stopper), containing only an ounce of liquid.
You can carry a whole bunch of them. They don't spoil unless altered by magick or intentionally tampered with.Also, wasn't Couldron a Rogue? Only a Cleric/Adept/Druid/Bard would be capable of making healing potions, if they had the feat. Only spellcasters can produce alchemical items too.
GM said through Cauldron that her brother has a potion making business if I'm not mistaken.
Could try asking the church too. Healing potions may be a source of revenue for the clergy.
I'll tangle with both good and evil as a true chaotic neutral. Besides, some quality time with Cauldron won't hurt anyone.
See you later, I hope.
But he’s a quadruped, and so the penis would be underneath him, so it would be difficult to make contact by any means other than mounting her….
then yea Dark Star Mounts her
The little pegasus’s shoulders are firm as he stands on her. Her vulva is soft, warm, and wet
Dark Star Rubs his Penis back and forth to stimulate her , but he doesnt penetrate yet.
Welcome back. Star is sticking his penis in Skies again.
I can see.
After Sister Ash finishes her prayers, she helps the nuns and foals with their morning chores.
I think Star comes/cums first, then we can continue with our things. Maybe to sync up Sliver, Onyx, Spark and Star's timelines.
I need to look up the most draconian forms of Catholic school punishment before I can complete that scene
I still have job applications
"oh yea, you like that huh? Dirty mare."
Dark Star Continues to stimulate her without penetrating her
Oh, hey, people are back.
She continues to look upwards at him, as he looms over her.
“You silly mud pony, my coat is clean”
Ah-ha! I knew it! Master detective that I am!
Sex is pretty easy to mold through. I can attest to that.>>79365
Gee, kinkshaming after that licking at the movies? Really?
I have to step out again for a bit.
"mmm are you sure? i think you missed a spot."
Dark Star Sticks it in
She laughs mischievously, and then backs herself onto him. She grips down.
“Are you going to make me dirty again?”
"That was the plan."
He smiles at her then bucks into her
She moans lightly
“Are you sure you can dirty the purity of a Nimbusuan Pegasus mare?”
"you'll be Filthy by the time im done."
If he can Dark Star will reach under her and play with her tits as hes thrusting into her
That misspelling, though.
Probably. Autocorrect claims yet another victim.
"Ha Ha Seems like im Doing a good job so far."
he Focuses on her nipples
She’ll never lactate until she is many months pregnant, but her teats are firm as water drips off them. “You like those don’t you?”
Her mouth gapes down in ecstatic pleasure, and her inside clamps down on Dark Star
"yea they really get me going."
Even though shes not lactating Dark Star Doubles Down on her nipples
You know, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that there's a lactation potion in a rulebook somewhere.
>>79385>lactation portion in a rulebook somewhere
It was posted already. You just didn't read.
They try to resist his hooves, tensing up even as the warm water losens them. “They were supposed to be for Pegasus foals”
>>79389>just pegasus foals.
Such a winged supremacist, this girl.
"ill give you some foals."Uh whats breeding like between the pony races?
Dark Star relents on her nipples and moves to her clit
What was it?
Show-wise, you have three options:
You could increase the chance of being one of them if the ponies in question are of certain races, for example, it's more likely foals between Star and Skies are going to be Earth Ponies and/or Pegasi than unicorns, but there's still a chance to be unicorn still.
Reposting it for you. The "autocorrect" is in boldface:>If he rests his chest on her while arching his back up, then yes, he can grab her tears while penetrating her. She backs her dump into him while grabbing down and letting off rythmically
“Let’s see you try, Earth Pony.” She moans when he touches her
Yeah, that's what I meant for that little paragraph.
>inb4 GM can't continue the sex scene becuase he needs to research this pregnancy shit now.
I really hope is isn't a case where she's infertile, otherwise there will be a broken heart and/or feels.
She winks at him, including with her eyes. She definitely likes how he moves his hooves. Judging by how she moves her hindquarters back and forth she’s taken a definite liking to his penis. “I’d love to feel you try”>>79393>implying ancestor screwed a Unicorn
Those are fighting words
"you'll be a great mother."
Dark Star Doubles down on his thrusts and his rubbing.
Oh, we're pre-unification or just post-unification of all three races? Are those fighting words world-wise? Eh, I don't know. I think I have it figured out. Well, I'll just leave for a bit nonetheless. I'll be back soon-ish.
I've got got an Open Game Licensed source that I'm flipping through atm. Will post finds.
Like Iron, she’s from a different culture with different values>>79402
She blushes, but is still as she looks forward
In Nibusia there is a section, or was in this case, of the population that held Pegasus supremacist views, pre-unification values if you will.
On that note, if we consider ponies to have about the same lifespan as humans, we could use human statistics.
In that case, it would be 20% all year round.
Now here's the real question: Do ponies go into heat, like horses? Or do they procreate like hoo-mans do?
Considering the norm for most quadrupedal mammals is estrus…
Dark Star Reaches down and kisses herShould i make some rolls?
Her muzzle has moved fare away, but when he moves her muzzle to hers, she is persuaded to come closer. She accepts the kiss, although she seems to have a tear in her eye.
She grabs him again, not wanting to let go
You can roll if you want to
Tbh, I like of like the estrus motif in clop pieces.>>79410
When you get the chance, ask her when her estrus period is, or roll appraise to sense via hormones or whatever.
Roll 1d20 for conception.
It'll be between 20 and 60% chance, depending on what GM rules for equine anatomy.
>>79412>Tbh, I like of like the estrus motif in clop pieces.
I agree with this sentiment.
Also, potentially stupid question: if I throw a flask of oil as a splash weapon at an opponent, then ignite it, does it deal 1d3 damage for two rounds like if I were to ignite it from the ground, or does it deal 1d6 damage for two rounds like if I had used Alchemist's Fire?
Dark Star ejaculates, presumably inside of her,
She grabs him with all the strength of her muscles
Avoiding being lit on fire by a non-supernatural is a 15 DC reflex save; some creatures and spells have Abilities that raise the DC. You take 1d6 damage every turn you're on fire, and can attempt to extinguish the flames every round with another reflex save.>Oil
Just buy alchemist fire.https://dnd-wiki.org/wiki/SRD:Alchemist%27s_Fire>>79413
If that was a conception roll, you wouldn't know the results of it anyway.
Rangers get Detect Pregnancy as a 1st level spell though.
Shoot, I worded that improperly..
I missed those.
So, apparently I can't say de-b-i-l-itations because e-b-i-l autocorrects as faggy on this site. Apparently I'm missing something, because I have no idea why it does that.>>79425
Yeah, I delet.
Old jokes we have on here, like European style football is changed. Let me try:
But what's cheaper? Because a flask of oil is pretty damn cheap.TBH, me asking this is probably just a consequence of me having played way too much Dragon's Dogma. There's a lot of crazy things you can do with DE-B-I-LITATIONS in that game, especially revolving around Tarring and Dousing.
Just for relentlessly trying to choke the thread with meta posting, all prices on whatever-oil are tippled and made equal to the highest cost
Yeah, sorry about that. Genuinely didn't mean to.
Well, you can do pretty much anything you can imagine. It's role-playing.
I think that throwing the oil and lighting it would probably be separate actions though, and the lighting part might incur AoO.
Considering that you'd need to throw a lot of oil to create the effect you desired (and be able to light it), alchemist fire might be better.>not having a supernatural touch attack
Ah, good.I was hoping I didn't step on another social landmine between player and GM
We've got mordern weaponry too, so buy dynamite/grenades.
What just happened here? I missed some funny stuff?
Last meta post for a while, because I don't want to piss off the GM any more than I have done so already.>>79439At this rate, I'd almost say it would be worth it to have two separate threads: one for the game, one for meta discussion.
I don't think Silver has the capability to buy explosives right now. I mean, I'm fairly certain something like that would be heavily restricted.>>79440>tl;dr e-b-i-l without the dashes autocorrects as faggy, and it makes trying to type de-b-i-litations difficult
You mean you couldn't write dfaggyitations on your device? Peculiar.
Oh, I see. Well, just let it there as a reminder not to use it later.
Well, if bullets are on sale, gunpowder must be available too.
*Sweeps the orphanage*
Iron keeps looking for the restaurant on his map. He should remember the address Cauldron gave him yesterday.
I take it Dark Star dirtied the pretty pure Pegasus pony?
She forces her mane against him, and pulls against him in an almost sucking fashion - expanding deep inside her while clamping down nearer his base, as her body tries to draw his seed closer to her womb
*Helps assemble breakfast*
*Prays for garden*
At the moment of ecstasy, her wings spread out to touch each side of the shower. She now folds them back in, as Dark Star either remains on her or dismounts
he dismounts after about a minute or so
She gives him her mischievous smile, and puts her tail down. Her mane is entirely wet
"I need to dry off now after getting so wet."
She opens the door of the shower to leave it
I'm considering this list for today:
I'd modify it quite a bit if I anticipated the day to include undead-hunting, but technically Sister Ash would have no way to know of that…
Seems we'll be okay on any quest we may go, either the foals or the undead.Of course, you didn't specialize on it, but it should be enough.
Particularly, this list would be helpful if fending off ponies, not anything else.
Downdraft and Cloudburst won't help at all indoors or underground. I only prepared Cloudburst to buff Call Lightning.>>79454
What was the weather going to be today?
Luminous Armor is just funky Barkskin, but I wanted to try a Sanctified spell.
|Rolled 12 + 12|
Actually,I don't think I rolled Survival up until today.
Rolling to predict the weather for s number of days.
Dark Star proceeds to take the shower that he came in here to do
"you looked like you had a good time."
The complementary soap and coat wash have been opened before, but at least it's there. Dark Star can now smell like Lavender>>79460
"You've given a pleasant start to my morning"
As she wipes a towel over her
"im Glad to have Brought you some joy."
Well, as a class feature, I can burn any of those for a summoning spell. I kind of wanted to diversify things a bit though. Try some sanctified spells; develope her faith/practice a bit; experiment with different kinds of spells, etc.
Heat/Chill Metal won't be useful for anything but disabling weapons though: My AC is 10, so I'd rather avoid being shot at. Downdraft is to knock flying enemies down without outright killing them.
Oh, sounds like you have a plan for today. When the GM finishes his business and Iron can move again, he will go to a particular potion shop, heal these wounds up and come back to the abbey, so don't move a muscle from the abbey for now.
“Anytime you are feeling generous, you can come to me, or in me”
"i think ill do both."
She gives him a wink through the glass panels, and leaves out the bathroom door
Dark Star steps out of the Shower and drys off
Sister Ash would wait a while to see if he comes back. She's content doing service at the orphanage, because that was the original reason she came to the city.
She helps the nuns wherever she can. She's particularly eager the make sure the foals she brought back are fine, so she checks on them.
He does indeed smell like Lavender, and feels surprisingly silky and smooth
He walks out of the bathroom
Alright, and what does he do next?
"im going down to the tavern to see if the rest of the Stallion Gang is there. want to Come with me?"
ALERT STALLION GANG, STAR IS GOING TO YOUR LOCATION. ONYX, SILVER, SPARK. WAKE UP.
Be ready for him. He will go to you shortly.
I'm here.Still sounds kinda gay, though.
“Well… keeping tabs on them would be good. I guess I can go this morning”
Dark Star waits for Blue to get ready then they go to the east side tavern
Iron is able to go to the desired location>>79469
Much of the early activity is centered around trying to reintegrate the foals that had been lost. A certain unicorn colt wants hugs, a cream colored Pegasus is not allowed to leave her room until she has completed writing the same long prayer 500 times, after which she may leave her room for the exclusive purpose of going to the bathroom, and if she completes another 500 copies after that, she may have food brought to her. Some foals play with other foals, and they prepare for class. There is breakfast in the central hall, and s certain unicorn colt wants hugs >>79480
She organizes papers into briefcases, and moves around two jars that he recalls seeing his first night there, and then follows Dark Star our the door to the tavern
Well, here's the restaurant. Iron hopes Cauldron is in here. He tries to enter it, but not before seeing its name to jot it down for later.
Sister Ash gives hugs to whoever asks for it(or looks like they could use it), and helps the other Sisters set up breakfast.
She makes sure all the foals she brought back are adequately comfortable.
Along the way Dark Star glances at her stomach and smiles
Well, one of the foals is under house arrest…
The small colt likes hugs. Two of the older colts seem happy enough to be back, and even thank Ash, while two fillies seem to need the emotional support, and it kind of looks like a brown unicorn colt wants Ash to be his mother…>>79484
She still has a slender barrel, with an almost fluffy azure white coat
He still smiles knowing what could happen
Ash spends quite a bit of time tending to each foal individually. Giving them all the attention they deserve.
She passes by the pegasus cream-colored filly's (what's her name?) room momentarily, but allows her to finish her first stack before she can speak to her.
This is by and large successful, as the fillies seem reassured by her tender presence, although it does have the unexpected complication of a foal becoming stuck in her mane like a pine cone.
As she passes by the room, sister Rosemary has this to say: “I don’t think Abby Willows will be allowed to talk to anypony anytime soon”>>79489
She gives him a sort of strange smile back
Does Iron manage to get the name of the restaurant and enter it or does he have to wait because I'm desyncing with the others?
Would she be done with the first stack by the afternoon-ish, at the rate she's going?
Sister Ash requests that she have a word with Abby as soon as she can.
Sister Ash goes about her day, helping with chores and whatnot. She pays no mind to the foals nesting in her mane, so long as they do their share of the chores and prepare for their classes.
Are we at the tavern yet?
Sure>>79492setting up that scene is a lot of mental energy>>79493>Abby
“I guess even prisoners are allowed visitors…”
“The colt says he’s Bridged Clearly of Seaward Shoals. He’s only barely old enough to begin classes, and we don’t believe he can read or write. He hasn’t really been socialized well with the other foals or really any adults. You are the first one to pay him much attention.”
It's half past midnight for me, so I think I'm going to peace out.
I think the GM is waiting for Onyx, Spark, and I to all be on at the same time.
Dark Star walks over to Glimmering Glass
“You’re here early”
"Yea, can i get a water? has Spark and Oynx shown up?"
“That you may”
He pours a simple glass of water, and who knows with onyx and shimmer, although probably yes
"What About Silver is he around?"
Iron wonders how Cauldron's brother would look like. He expects him to be a little weaker than him due to his focus on potion making and not fighting ponies, so he believes he, at most, is average strength wise but is either intelligent or wise enough if he can make potions for a living.
If you need to sleep, you only need to state it, GM
I mean, we did let Glass know where we were going. Or at least, I thought.
Welp, I suspect that the GM has gone to bed so I am doing that too. Goodnight to you all.
I'm ready but will have to phonepost for the time being. Expect slow response time.
>>79505>Onyx, Silver and Spark have left the bar to go to some specified location
I was watching Ben-hur last night while feeling guilty about not doing job applications. I'll back-read some time
Sister Ash is helping out at the orphanage while she waits for Iron; doing chores and taking care of the foals. I should also note that she's been asking for descriptions of the foals who are still missing as well as their names, lest she see one of them in the city.
Caleb is training himself as an emotional support animal, patiently letting the foals pet him.
Unfortunately, the gang doesn't know that. All they know is that Ash is a nun, a kirin, she has a jungle native serving as her bodyguard, and she's looking for lost foals.
Why were they looking for her again?
This was the last post >>79495
They're wondering if she would join them when they head back to the crypts underneath Curwhinny farm, to help heal the party and provide some much-needed support and/or guidance.
What/who is Seaward Shoals?
It’s a city. Do you remember the episode “Pony Point of View”? The mane six go there to sail
no. i havent seen it.
Yeah, she would probably help them if they requested it; despite having her own priorities, reposing the undead is a cause she would be willing to offer up her service upon favorable request.
Also, I'm deciding my spell list for the day.
Thinking about it, it makes no sense for Sister Ash to prepare call Lightning 3 days in a row. She considers her spells to be a religious practice, not an asset in combat. I've diversified her spell list with the mentality that she would choose different spells each day, unless she had a particular plan for them (which she doesn't).
Regenerate Light Wounds (2x)
Regenerate Moderate Wounds
Hammer Of Righteousness
>Tfw creeping cold has a 25 gp material component, so can't use it.
Don't know how much longer I'll be on. I need to leave for a trip at 3:15, and I don't know when exactly I'll be able to get back on, but it should be sometime before 6.>>79523
And I imagine if she asked for the group's help in finding and saving the lost foals, they would gladly agree to do so.
Also, in the future, if an ally offered her the necessary material components for a spell when she required it, could Ash cast the spell without breaking her Vow of Poverty/Vow of Ascetism/whatever Vow it is?
Roger that. If you want I can buy the component for you for tomorrow if Iron pesters Ash enough.
Basically everything is wrong with these 3 posts. >>79523>No sense to prepare Call lightning 3 days in a row
I think she's on notice that this place is kind of dangerous>>79523>Can't use spell because of a componentWhat
I still remember the plot of the episode somewhat.
>>79524Spoilered for non-core meta.Yes. That is permissible.It's kind of gay using the rest of the party's money though. The description also suggests the option of paying an amount of XP as a replacement for costly components.The limitation to spell costly components is supposed to part of the drawback, in exchange for what's basically a second set of class features.Not that I actually have it though. I'm just following the creed.>>79525
Don't try to buy her things. She really would not like it the same way a normal woman would.>>79526
I've seen the episode. I just forgot the name because I was only paying half attention. It was a brainfart.>this place is kind of dangerous
She didn't come to the city with intent to harm ponies. She still has offensive spells though.>What
I'm really trying to own this no-wealth-no-treasure gig. The material component for creeping cold is a piece of pottery worth 25 gp. I'm only preparing spells without costly components.
Ash can't tell Iron what to do! He'll carry her on his back for miles if he feels like it!
It's going to be hard for him not to coddle Ash. I'll see what I can do
I need to step out for a bit. BBL.
Alright. The GM will take some time to get ready for GMing himself.
Have a little song of needing water.
As it turns out, the trip did not take nearly as long as I anticipated.
Yeah, I'm ready whenever.
Coolio. GM may need a lot more time due to external life pressures, so be at the ready.
Well, I returned to my laptop just now, so that's good.
I can be available for the next couple hours.
It's very probable that the GM will be available at around 10-12 PM, aka at night, maybe even a bit of morning. Let's hope that it doesn't interfere with others' schedules. Now I have to leave the laptop again, maybe for about 30 minutes. Iron will be at the restaurant and see how Cauldron is faring as well as obtain some potions from his brother. He also wants to know the name of the restaurant for further visits. See you a little later.
"Every foal is unique. Some have d-different needs than others…" Sister Ash replies, her left eye twitching a bit as her mane is pulled the wrong way.
Are we playing?
I have no clue. I think we're all waiting on the GM. And maybe also Spark, if he's here.
Sure I guessSince there's no point in trying to finish an application after 5PM on a Friday…>>79543
Let me think of a scene
Dark Star Drinks his water
She looks at him with mild annoyance
"They aren't here"
At what point in the day could Sister Ash visit Abby?
"Yea, Do you want a drink?"
Is she going to wait until Abby is finished with her first set of prayers and ambush her on the way back to the bathroom, wait until dinner, try to talk the sisters into letting her in now
, make up some excuse for going in like wanting to search the dresser again, try to break into the second story dorm room from the window…. Really this question depends more on Ash
She'll wait until Abby's done with her first stack before she asks the Sisters if she can speak with her.
Well, if it takes one half minute to do one prayer, she'll be done in a little over 4 hours
That's around noon-ish, she'll see her then.
I'm here to stab things when required. Otherwise, what's going on?
I'm waiting on Spark.
"Mr.Glass,one cotton candy maretini."
I am back and ready. I will be cleaning up my room for a bit, so I'll be a little late on my responses.
>>79561Well then, as far as I remember, the gang was going to head up to the potions shop, followed by the Cathedral. Both of which are places only Silver knows where to head to, so…
Silver looks out towards the exit to the tavern. "Come on, then. All of my stuff is gathered already. We should head to potions shop."
Spark follows right behind.
"Did you picture fighting monsters when you first arrived in this city?"
"We can… I… Don't think we have that"
Also I think Silver and Spark are leaving the tavern
Onyx leaves with them
Silver starts on his way out of the tavern, towards the potions shop from yesterday. "Hmm. I will admit, it is change from what I had fought over past few years. Not sure if it is good or bad change yet."
Wait so are they there or what?>>79565
"Get her a Strawberry one then."
|Rolled 19 + 3|
Rolling to do dishes.
"Aha! I've finally got the hang of this."
Fuck if I know
*he pours the drink*
Sparkboi did an oopsie.>>79576It's ok. We will meet up with them later.
Okay, let's figure this out immediately.
How are we going to assemble the party?
I'll join up with you in the abbey, that's for sure.
This really shouldn't take that long.
What are we going to do?
>>79580Well, Spark, Onyx, and Silver will likely start asking around the religious institutions in Baltimare until they find someone who knows where Ash is currently residing. Dark Star and Blue Skies aren't with them, but if at least one of them knows where Ash is, and they remember that Silver asked them if they knew anypony who could help them, then they might be able to put two and two together and go to where Ash is. Iron is…somewhere, doing something. Whatever that is, I don't know, but Iron already knows where Ash is, so I wouldn't worry about him too much. And everything else is essentially centered around Ash, so I don't think she has to do much except sit around until everyone gets gathered together.>>79583Yeah, sorry about this. We suck, I know.
Perhaps thereaplace where they could meet Iron along the way?
No time to be mopey about bad party management, Silverboi. We want results, not self-deprication.I think that's how it's spelled
We'll get em' next time>>79572
The location Cauldron gave was in the south eastern part of town, a little ways away. It's a one story brown-tiled building with a large roof on and an empty grass lot to its left. The name on it is simply "Ulonri." You get the impression that they just opened
It could be why the GM is setting up the scene so tightly. Maybe he's trying to join up with the others in that restaurant. Or maybe I'm going to be ambushed and berated by Cauldron and his goons, who knows?>>79587
Eh, I'm not that good at it.>>79588
u looking for a fight, horncolt? i can kick ur flank with one hoof tied behind mah back
Dark Star Hoofs it to Blue
Iron nods, then proceeds to enter said restaurant. Hope she knows where his brother is.
We would do more damage to ourselves most likely with these dice.
I continue to blame Atlas
Oh right, you missed the fight with the dog. It was close but I managed.I didn't forget your kindness for that save, GM
"I'm not supposed to be drinking before work"
She drinks the whole thing in basically one swallow>>79593
When he enters, he can smell roasted vegetables. He is immediately greeted by a Zebra with a blacker than normal coloration.
"Welcome to Ulonri. Would you like a table?"
Iron smiles. "I would like that, thank you."
"i wont tell if you dont."
"Well since the stallion gang isnt here, i was thinking of paying Father Maren another visit, maybe i can convince him to help with the zombies."
Because Spark hasn't replied yet…>>79564>>79566>>79567
Silver continues to lead the group to the potions shop.
"then let me seat you." The interior is mostly normal for an Equestrian location, with a high ceiling. The walls, tables, and seats are largely of a darker wood, and are decorated with what have to be a number of Zebrican cultural items, like rugs and a few tapestries. One seems to present a battle of Zebra warriors defeating… Equestrian Infantry? Anyways, you have a menu before you. Breakfast items include spiced and boiled yams, fried plantains, stew, and so forth. The waiter who comes by is a relatively attractive blue-eyed zebra with a white dominated set of stripes. "What can I get for you?"Assuming Iron is literate. Which I probably shouldn't assume. If that is not the case, the waiter explains this instead of Iron reading it>>79600
And when he gets there, the pony asks "How may I help you?">>79599
"You can do that"
>>79601Well, class wise, he is. Let's go that he can
"I would like to order some fried plantains please and some water." Iron pauses. "Say, is Black Cauldron in here? I need to speak with her about some personal inquiries pertaining about his brother's business."
"Oh, so you know my sister. She'd probably stop by in the early morning. If she isn't here she should be within the next half hour. And we'll have your water right out"
"You Want to come?"
Just an FYI for the GM if he doesn't know, Spark gave him 500 Bits at the tavern before they left. In case you were wondering.>>79601
Silver speaks to his comrades, before heading up to the counter. "You two should browse, get good idea of what you need." When he turns to the shopkeeper, he starts listing off a few potions he needs: 2 potions of Cure Light Wounds, 2 potions of Magic Weapon, 2 potions of Shield of Faith (+2), and 2 potions of Hide From Undead.
"What business would I have at a Celestial Church?"
>>79605The one at the door was intended to be male, and the waiter a female… I guess I didn't make that clear
"thats fine,ill go there alone. ill miss you though."
He sets down four coin pouches, each with 100 Bits in them. "This will cover cost."
>>79607Fuck. Let me change what it was said.
Iron nods. "I see. I can wait for her. I am Iron, pleased to meet you." Iron curtly bows. "Do you know if her brother is here too or is he absent as well?"
"I have business to attend to… Should we meet somewhere?">>79609
He waits for the potions, and for Spark and Onyx to make their own purchases.Is Spark and Onyx still here, or did they leave?
Onyx isn't making purchases
Sorry. I'm back.
"Is that everything we need?"
"how about we meet here, later?"
"Pleased to meet you as well. I am Blanche. Her brother is Obere, he was the one you met at the door">>79604
Damn it, I should have had her say "You didn't want to come after we came back to the room last night">>79615
"How much later?"
Iron smiles. "I see. I suppose Obere will be busy for the time being." He shrugs. "Well, I will wait for the food, then." A scratch on his chin. He sees how many people are currently eating at the other tables.
"Off to find a kirin and a jungle native then. If this was a small town, it wouldn't be a problem, but there is a lot of ground to cover here."
Some, though by no means at all crowded. Bare in mind that it is very early hours, and not lunch or dinner
Iron nods. "Maybe not so busy, then," he mumbles. He waits for either his food or Cauldron to show it or herself.
"Yes, but given circumstances, I would say we do not have many places to have to look. There are only so many places kirin nun would be." Silver grabs his new potions, offers his thanks to the shopkeeper, and motions for the gang to follow as he steps out of the shop. "Come. We go to Cathedral. Father Maren there might have guidance for dealing with undead. And who knows, perhaps they know of this kirin we seek."
"Right. Lead the way."
Silver does so, looking for the Holy place he visited on the previous night.
"im not sure how long it will take to clear out the quarry but if im not out around 10. that would be cause for alarm."
The food comes first, fried plantains and simple water>>79625
"Oh, so it's a simple morning job is it? I guess it's no harder than my work"
"I thank you, Blanche." He grabs the one of the plantains and eats it, savouring this new, exotic food item.
"Its most likely going to take multiple days…"
"I see. Well, maybe I'll be able to help you at some point">>79627
It seems like Iron has had relatively little experience with cooked and spiced foods. It has a sweet flavor and a soft texture
"I would enjoy that. i love watching you shoot things."
Dark Star Smiles at her
I need to step out. Will be back later
He is able to find the Cathedral of Saint Eligius on his map, and walk there
Iron chews it with gusto, feeling the sweetness of the food on his tongue. He gulps it in. "Wow, this food is really good." He then grabs the plantains by chunks, a little too eagerly, and munches them down rather quickly until all plantains are gone into his stomach. After this, he drinks all of the water in one gulp. "Ah~ That did the trick." Iron looks at Blanche. "That was great! Who made this food?"
Silver steps into the Cathedral once he arrives, intent on looking either for Father Maren, or somepony who can get him.
"So, you said you know somepony here?"
"Yes, Father Maren. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to undead. He is one who cured Dark Star of his infliction."
"Ah. I owe him my thanks then."
Blanch comes up to him with another very familiar looking Zebra. Black Cauldron, by the looks of her smile, is both Awkward about about what happened yesterday, and somewhat pleased to see that he came now
"My talent for mixing things extends to spices, you know. But that would be Onyen">>79635
There is no pony there immediately to great him>>79631
"Silly Dark Star. My deeds are not meant to be witnessed"
"Ha. i suppose not."
Dark Star gives her a hug
"i gotta get going,blue."
*hugged pegasus noises*
She very soft and fluffy. She smells like Lavender… or is that himself
"We'll meet again, soon enough. I have work to do"
He looks around the Cathedral, starting to get worried that nopony is there.
Iron waves "Hey Cauldron! Nice to see you again. Your tip really did the trick." Iron pulls out 100 bits and hands them over to Blanche. "Here, you and Onyen deserve it." He motions for Cauldron to sit down on his table. "I remember you made some potions as a side business and I want to buy some, if you can notice the bruises on me." Iron pulls up his chin, remember that sick uppercut Rover gave him.
"Be safe, i love you blue."
There's no pony there. It's an empty building. Wait.
A somewhat fat colt/stallion comes out wearing white clothes. His voice is kind of high, and he seems very happy to see Silver and his friends
"Hi! Do you need something? Sundew should be back any minute. Do you need a prayer? Incense?">>79643>>79645
She bluches, and moves her head back, while her tail curls around her sitting in the seat
"D'aww, Dark Star. You're so sweet">>79643
She takes a seat, and you can see on her face that she's a bit uncertain
"I make some, yes, and could even make more. What do you need?"
"ah i try. ill see you later."
Dark Star hugs her one last time and then heads for the door
She seems to make a squeaking noise when hugged
"I'll see you"
And Dark Star leaves
Silver lets out a sigh of relief. "We were looking for Father Maren. We are going to clear undead from Curwhinny farm, and we seek his knowledge on ways to most easily dispatch undead." He scratches the back of his neck as he thinks. "We are also looking for nun. She is kirin, sort of like dragon-pony hybrid, with bodyguard, who is Chincoteague stallion from jungles. I have heard she also has been asking around for information as to whereabouts of lost foals. I am not sure if you have heard of this nun."
>>79649Iron is presumably a different tribe that is much further south…
"Undead. Kirin. Are you dehydrated? My name is Slow Burn, by the way, I am the Deacon here"
Iron smiles. "Good. But I am going to ask for many potions here, so I suspect it is going to get long if you need to make the potions now. Be sure to stop me if there is any issue with the potions asked." Iron inhales and lists off the equivalent of 4 potions of cure moderate wounds, 3 potions of barkskin +2, and 8 potions of cure light wounds.
Dark Star Heils a taxi
"Actually, make it 6 potions for healing small wounds," Iron corrects
"That's quite a few potions… I guess I can see what I have in stock. Is that all you need?">>79652
One arrives quickly enough
>>79650All he knows about Iron is that he's from the jungles, so he's just assuming he is from that tribe.
"No, I can assure you I have had plenty of fluids today already. I am pleased to meet you, Deacon Slow Burn." Silver look from one side of the Cathedral to the other before continuing. "I assume, then, that Father Maren is not present. And that you have not heard of this kirin pony."
He Gets in and says "Can i get a ride to the parish church?"
"I… Don't know what a Kirin is. Who are you looking for? Father Maren should be here. He always stays in the back"reee the Chincoteague are from the Hayseed forests…. eh, it really doesn't matter that much. It's like the difference between Aztecs and Cherokee. The only people who would give a shit about the distinction are people who aren't white, and people who care about history. To all other white people, they are just small-pox fodder>>79656
"Do you mean the mother church, Saint Eligius?">>79657
"Alright… I'll go check my stock. You could also order more food"
Iron chuckles. "Maybe I can buy for you too if you want."
He nods. "Can you point me in direction of Father Maren, then?"Blame it on Silver, then.
She looks at him with uncertainty, but then lays back
"I'll take you up on that offer, then. What is it you are needing potions for anyways">>79660
He goes towards the back, or rather, runs towards it
Silver is a bit confused as to why he seems so…excitable, but he follows as best as he can.
>>79658is that the one?
"I think so. its the one close to the old Farm houses."
Iron smiles. "Well, I need to heal up fast for today. I need to protect the client I told you about. Fighting a diamond dog in a boxing match does that to you. As for other potions, I may need it for later for the job." Iron ponders. "What do you usually order? I have no clue how any of the food taste like."
Spark follows a bit more calmly, glass still by his side. He wonders if this place would forbid such a thing. He quickly moves it between himself and the deacon.
I wrote that wrong, but you know what I mean, away from between himself and deacon
"I'll take that as a 'yes'." He drives him to the Cathedral quickly enough>>79662
"Hey Father Maren! Father Maren! There is a pony here who said something about Kirin and undead and some other things. I didn't really follow but he wants to see you"
He is well ahead of Silver>>79664
"I see. You should probably change that. I like the Abacha, or Okra soup"
Iron nods. "I shall order two of Okra soup and water for both of us, then. I suppose the 100 bits should cover both the plantains and these next two dishes, right?"
Silver starts to be somewhat amused by this Deacon's energy. He calls out to him. "If you would just wait for us for one minute, it would be much simpler ordeal, you know?"
Blanche takes the order down, as well as some instructions from Cauldron that seem to pertain to preparing…. something
"Sure. So protecting this client of yours has you boxing Diamond Dogs? Interesting">>79669
"What did you say? Ooh! I found him! He was sleeping apparently"
Annnnnnnd Silver is no longer so amused. "…Just…be quiet, we will be there shortly." He continues making his way towards the source of the voice, wondering how the Deacon made it so far ahead.
Iron shakes his head. "I actually was getting very bored with the job I picked up, so I decided to brush up on my right hoof and have a little brawl. You could say I did it for fun." Iron smiles. "Like you may go for a drink with friends or something." Iron lays back on his chair. "That dog Rover sure has some technique, it was a pretty close fight, but I barely won."
I think all natives of the Equestrian Southwest are Earth ponies, or something like that>>79674
"Well that sounds like you alright. Getting bored not fighting. Wait. Which Rover?">>79673
'Hey Father! It's after 8, and time to get up. These two need you for something involving…. Queering? Wait, that's not right. Kirin! That's what he called them. He needs you to help with Kirin"
What separates "Natives" from other ponies, if all ponies are from the Equestrian continent?
Silver groans. How far ahead did this pony manage to get?
"Rover de Marquise, or something like that. Do you know him?" Iron cocks one eyebrow.
They should be stronger and bigger on average than normal ponies, meaning they should have exceptional strength and constitution stats as by race.
"De Marquis! I thought that may have been him. Yes, he does fights fairly regularly">>79676
They are settlers that proceeded the migration of the tribes in the Windigo crisis. Go study history in character to learn more>>79679
Except that they are still Earth Ponies, not something else entirely
No call to action. All Ash would be concerned about would be that they're ponies.
>>79680What the GM said.
Iron is surpised. "Huh. How do you know him? Do you watch fights at the bar?"
After some more walking, Silver finally comes across the Deacon and Father Maren.
What time is it in game?
"Do you know any songs?"
Then don't ask questions about it>>79685
I'm guessing he asks the Taxi driver
Also he would arrive more quickly than basically any other character>>79683
Father Maren walks in, rubbing his eyes and putting on his glasses, while Slow burn is bouncing in place. "What is it you need" he asks kind of groggily.>>79684
Definitely after 7 AM, as that is the time the mass would end
Sister Ash would be doing chores and whatnot until Iron got back, possibly visiting Abby Willows at noon-ish.
"you know, songs."
>onyx continues to follow everyone around
>>79686"That is one weird pony…"
With that thought passing through his mind, Silver clears his throat. "Hello, Father Maren. I am sorry for having awakened you. My compatriots and I, we are going back to Curwhinny farm, to finish job, and dispatch undead from area. We are hoping that you might be able to provide guidance as to best way to do this, or perhaps let us know of weakness we may exploit."
"In addition, we are looking for somepony. She is kirin nun, with native bodyguard. I have heard she was asking around about lost foals. I hope you have heard something about where we might find her."
"I… Yes, I know songs">>79690
"You didn't think one scare of becoming a Ghast was enough? You want more now? Very well… And I don't know any queereens"
"I have watched and guarded many fights, yes. He is a popular contender in the city"
"So I heard. He is pretty good." Iron ponders and leans in closer to Cauldron, almost whispering. "How was your day with the gang? Any gossip going around it? Apart from the whole 'ship stealing' business."
"So that is what they are called…no matter. We are in need of Bits, and it is not good idea to allow undead to continue their existence. I do not relish thought of them escaping into city…"
"Would you Sing one on the way?"
"Yes, very serious gossip, and it does
relate to the ship stealing business. There is a general belief that Pransisco organized the heist. At the very least they thing some of his men did. There is also some claim of a 'slaughter king' which is generally dismissed as nonsense or a false report, but some think that this may be the alias of some unknown figure looking to make a name for himself">>79696
He turns on the automobile Radio. "There is no such thing" by Frank Sintrotta plays>>79695
"I see. Leave evil long sealed away where it lies. But if you must disturb it, bring somepony with the powers of harmony to dispense with it"
Ash feels a tap from behind. It's the colt, who has been on her back basically for the last 30 minutes, and he wants to be held. Ash likewise remembers her dream, how Abby was replaced with a hideous monster
Iron nods. "That is a pretty dumb name if he wants to be an actual name, but I digress." Iron leans back. "So, how is your day going?" Iron smiles some more.
"ah i love this one. its great."
He nods. "Do you have any other advice, or know of anything we may use to make dispatching easier?"
Sister Ash shrugs off the dream as a result of not getting a proper rest cycle, and cradles the colt in her hooves.
"You're a needy one, aren't you? Have you been settling in well?"
She laughs slightly
"I've been helping my father with his restaurant thus far today. I help with spices and the like", It's not too bad, by any means. I certainly haven't been beaten by a Diamond Dog. Quite a way to start a morning">>79703
he just stares at her for a few seconds. Then he replies with a slight accent "This is better than under the upside down craddle, but the foals and sisters are distant">>79701
"Don't let them bite you or touch you, because that is the only way they ever get you. I'm guessing you want some holy water as well"
His ears perk up. "Holy water? Would you happen to know if you have any of that?"
She cranes her neck as best as she can to see him.
"Have you tried reaching out to them? There should be a few here you're age. If you're nice, you could make some friends."
He Walks into the church after paying the cabby
Iron chuckles. "Yeah, but I always crave for the fairest of fights: just two opponents, only his hooves to punch and defend. I can always take some blows if I can experience this." Iron looks upward, somewhat fonding. He looks downwards again. "So, what is this 'help with spices' you talk about? Do you cook?"
"Aye, of course we have it. The priests bless it ever day. It caries the holy force of harmony, and burns the unholy as acid. The undead especially">>79707
like maybe 5 bits or less
As he goes in, he sees the priestess he saw yesterday, who is walking and evidently moving from one part to another>>79708
"I do cook, yes. Mixing ingredients, cutting vegetables and leaves. Heating. I enjoy it quite a bit, the artistry in the proper proportions and times">>79706
"But how do I do that?"
"I see why you have a side business as a potion maker. They are similar hobbies after all." Iron thinks. "How long have you been making potions, Cauldron?"
"I…did not know holy water worked in this way. We would most certainly appreciate some, if it pleases you."
"Talk to them, of course. Be polite and respectful, and ask to play with them. It's not that hard.(this is a lie)
Try it for yourself."
"I've been mixing spices since I was a small foal. Making potions took more patience and time, but I started when I was a fillie, and eventually discovered a talent for it">>79711
"Hello. You may call me Sundew. Are you the one who had an unholy disease removed yesterday?">>79713
"But… They don't like me. They think I am weird">>79712
"Well… We can offer some">>79715Get in line and wait your turn
"Good. I guess that means you are top notch at what you do." Iron smiles. "What was your first potion?"
"Hmm? Offer? As in selling it?"
"I can't say it's what I do, more of a hobby" Slight frown
"My first potion was a plant growth stimulate. More so than simple fertilizer, something to make pretty flower bloom. And indeed it did make that petunia grow fast and beautiful, with the biggest pink flower you've ever seen on one. I can't say that about the first few flowers I tried potions on">>79718
"This is a church. We don't sell things here"
Donations to the church are always appreciated.>>79716
Sister Ash smiles warmly.
"Being different isn't always a bad thing. What matters is that you have a good attitude, and play nicely with others. I believe you could make some friends if you tried your best."
She puts a plate down to dry
"What do the other foals do about this time of day?"
"yea, that was me. i was pretty afraid. i felt so cold then all of a sudden warmth flowed into me."
"Ah. My apologies. Still, if you have holy water, we would like some."
Iron smiles warmly. "That is a nice little anecdote. Why were you doing that? Did your father egg you on to brew potions?"
The colts pretend to fight each other with fake swords, and I am not sure what the fillies do. Many of the older ponies begin lessons">>79724
"No… It just interested me, since its a thing many of my people do. I saw it in books, and my father would talk about it on occasion">>79723
"We can perhaps provide… some">>79722
"The warmth of Celestia will do that. Just as her light brings warmth to the land after the cold of night, so too does Harmony bring warmth to the lost and injured soul"
>>79720>Tfw you cane to learn about friendship, but now you have to teach it to kids instead.>>79725
"You play games, don't you? What do you like to play?"
"…This way you speak, it is confusing. I am sorry, Father, but if you could be more straightforward with me, I would very much appreciate it."
"Well I tried to play with them. They didn't like my hissing and the nuns thought I was too aggressive. I can't say I play many games"
Iron nods. "I see. So your kind, the zebras, are they mainly potion brewers? It seems that you naturally fit in since you told me your cutie mark appeared by succeding in it."
"im a little conflicted on the whole celesta business. was that Warm really her? im having a crisis."
Remove "since you told me your cutie mark appeared… it" from that sentence.
God needs shekels to keep the candles lit.
Shekels would be appreciated.>>79728
"Hissing, you say? Well, that's not exactly very nice, now is it? If you want to fit in, you'll need to play nicely like the other foals do. Even if they're pretend-fighting, being too aggressive or hissing might come off as mean."
She picks up another plate, and rears a little bit to slide the Colt's weight off on her neck and onto her back
"But if you feel awkward playing with them now, just watching them could be a good place to start. If you're nice, they might ask you to join them." She continues, ask she finishes the dishes
Then her tone softens
"But if you're feeling lonely, or nervous about making new friends, you're welcome to stay and help me out here for a while now." She says
"Many are, it's a much larger part of Zebra cultures than Equestrian culture, certainly. We don't have magic of the sort unicorns have, but we certainly have a need for magic. So we make do with what nature gives us, and that means plants and herbs in their true qualities, magical, chemical and alchemical. But no, most Zebras don't, just a few. Like all races we have our farmers, our warriors, our teachers and so forth. You've seen what my siblings do. Well, you've seen what I
do. I sue much the same talents for cooking.">>79730
"Harmony Magic pervades all life forms. It is the life essence. It is strongest where their is friendship and love, and weakest where there is hate and discord. The undead are animated by a perverted, shriveled form of it, though it is no substitute. They must corrupt or drive out what exists of your harmony to make you one of them. To drive them out, you must fight them with Harmony">>79727
"You need Holy Water, is it? How much?">>79732
He smiles and wags his tail
"I wanted a mother"
"I am not sure. Six bottles, perhaps?"
"my Friends and i need some help clearing the place. Do you think you can Spare anypony to help Destroy those….Abominations?"
Iron nods, taking in this new information. "I see." He ponders for a bit longer, thinking if he should try his luck and asking Cauldron about the two recruits the Waterfront Gang have received from the batch of foals. He also wonders when the food's going to show up.
Her eyes soften sympathetically at those words
"I'm sorry. All the foals here were separated from their parents when they were very young; they don't have families of their own, so they rely on each other for support. That's why it's important to make friends, not just so that you can feel accepted, but so that others can feel cherished too. You see, all the ponies here have lost something, but through their connections, they're able to endure."
She kneels down to face him
"I know I can't fill your mother's place, but if you'll accept me, I can be your friend." She say, reaching a hoof out over his shoulder
"Is that okay with you?"
She looks at him questioningly
"I don't think we have any spare holy knights laying around the place, no">>79734
He raises an eyebrow
The food is now
"And here you go, two okra soup"
Blanche serves the ordered food items>>79737
He curls his tail around his front legs and his body. His ears droop and he hangs his head.
"I know… But I can take a friend"
He looks up at the end of that, and looks a bit happier, even if there are tears in his eyes
He looks a bit embarrassed. "…I do not know what good amount is to bring with me. Or what it comes in. I did not even know holy water worked until today."
"Do you know any Creature that would be willing to help at all?"
>>79738Aw, no guide? Fine, I'll give it a shot
Iron attempts to drink the soup, trying hard not to burn himself. Of course, he is new to this kind of flavour, so he's going to take his time with drinking the soup. "Hey, I got a question for you. Do you know the pony responsible of training new recruits is in the gang?" he whispers. "I heard some of the foals the client is looking for have been taken for training in the Waterfront Gang and I want to take them out of there back into their previous location."
*Wipes away tears*
"There you go. Now, please be a lam and help me out with the drying here, if you would." She says, hanging him a drying towel, as she returns to her chores, humming some indiscernible Sylvan tune
"I don't know what help you need… Father Maren who you met last night, has some expertise in the subject, you could ask him">>79741
"hehe, you can use a spoon"
"Recruitment is done by mademares and generally needs the approval of an underboss. Wait, foals?">>79742
"Um… if I can get hugs afterwards"
He tries to sit on the counter and rubbing the drying towel on the plate, humming his own tune
"thank you sundew."
Dark Star walks inside
At this point, I believe Dark Star would see Silver and Father Maren
Iron grabs the spoon from the table and tries to drink the soup again. After taking a sip, he nods. "Yes. I went to the 'cah-neh-rie' I told you about. Turns out it was owned by the Waterfront Gang and they had sold about 5 foals, two of them went to these mademares you told me about. I thought that maybe you would know about it since you guard many places and maybe you could have witnessed those foals. Sadly I do not have their physical descriptions. I only know they are foals."
She nods in approval, scritching him behind the ear.
"Sure, I'll hug you. There's always enough hugs to go around." She says, taking the plate from him as he finishes and laying it on a stack
"You do enjoy hugs a lot, don't you?"
"Oh Hi Silver, Hello Father Maren."
Silver turns as he hears Dark Star approach. "Ah, Dark Star! Good, you have found us. We were just about to acquire some holy water." He pauses for a second before looking embarrassed again. "Or, at least, however much holy water would be good for mission."
"ive come looking for some assistance."
"I… Think I have seen foals before? It's hard to say which ones have come from orphanages, and which ones are just some pony's younger brother or sister though, so I don't know if I could help just based off of that. Do you know who took them?">>79747
He likes the rubbing behind the ears
Another colt wearing white religious garb is in the room, and looks at Dark Star
"Oh hai…. what is your name? My name is Slow Burn. I am the Deacon"
Father Maren also responds
"This one here silver
says you didn't get enough of the undead yesterday, and plan on going out looking for more"
"Maybe?" She responds, sarcastically
"Well, it's not a bad thing to enjoy. Hugs are a good thing to share with ponies, especially when they're feeling down."
She puts another plate on the stack
"My Names Dark Star there little colt."
Dark Star ruffles his mane>>79751
"yea i just love undead you know?"
Dark Star Laughs
Iron thinks. "I think it was a sister from the orphanage that sold them. Or at least she was taken with the foals. Those foals that came with the sister. Orphanage had crippling debt so the gang took 11 to 12 foals and the sister in question. Other sisters claimed she was corrupted by the debt situation so she did something drastic." Iron tries to remember the sister's name that was taken and what was the deal with her and the foal job. Thyme told both him and Ash her name.
*mane is ruffled*
He looks equal parts pleased and indignant, as he is only a little bit younger than Dark Star>>79753
"Aye, and judging by last night they've taken a liking to you">>79752
"I've been feeling down…">>79754Sage
"I… think I've heard
of a large deal with some institution, but i wasn't involved in that. I can't say that I know that much"But the gangsters told Ash and Iron the names and addresses of the ponies who have the two foals
"Im here looking for Somepony that could help us clear them out of the Quarry."
"I could tell, that's why I hugged you." She replies
"I could tell from the moment I saw you that you needed a hug. It's an easy thing to see, if you're watchful."
"So it's the both of ya? What do you think we are? A paladin order?">>79757
Smiling, "I need more hugs. Do you watch foals often?"
"Well no. but i figured you would know somepony who could help."
Iron nods. "It is fine if you do not know. It was simply to ensure the info the ponies were giving. I suppose it ruined the mood. Sorry about that." Iron picks up the bowl and drinks all of the soup from the plate. He wonders if the potions are done and waiting to be picked up. "I suppose I would have to ask the ponies in question instead." Iron smiles.Well, damn. Chalk it up to bad memory.
I had hoped that Cauldron could be a piece to retreive the two foals. Maybe I went a bit overboard.
"Well, there was kirin nun you were talking about. You said she had been willing to help you in past."
"You're certainly one who does. Maybe you're friends could use some too: A some of the other foals were crying this morning.">Often
"Not really. I just found myself here because I saw there were so many foals in need of attention and care.." she continues, trailing off as she dries another plate
We lost Silver>>79760She could, but she needs names
"Who are the ponies i question?"
She seems kind of confused>>79763
"They didn't like the building we were in" He sits down pouting… -ly. "But none of them were kept in an upside down crib"
Wait…. No we didn't
Iron names the two mademares according to his memory.They were the mademare's name and address, right?
"oh she had slipped my mind. i think shes at that orphanage on the hill."
Silver nods. "You 'told' me where she was, last night when you were infected, but they were not very good directions."
"Even if they didn't go through the same exact things you did, there are plenty of foals here with their own challenges weighing them down. Some miss their parents; some some struggling with school; some are just lonely. Every day, you could find someone in need of a hug."
>Not asking the one NPC in the building that has actually met Sister Ash, saw her an hour ago, and actually knows she's at the orphanage
"Oh yes, Him I know. Her, I think I've seen her before, in any event she won't be hard to find">>79770
>>79772>>Not asking the one NPC in the building that has actually met Sister Ash, saw her an hour ago, and actually knows she's at the orphanage
"Like you too." She says, giving him a little boop to his snoot
Iron nods. "Know anything particular about these ponies? I believe my client wants some negotiating and I would like to know any other interests we can exploit to ease their burden of training the foals if you catch my drift."
>>79772I wasn't here for that, I don't know who that is, and more importantly, Silver hasn't seen whoever it is.>>79771
"After we get some holy water, we should go find her. Speaking of holy water, would you have any idea how much we should get?"
"that shouldnt be that difficult."
Silver looks a bit frustrated. "It is first time for me buying holy water, how would I know how much we should get?"
Oh fuck! Right for the snooten-doodle
"The mare, I believe, operates a bar where gambling occurs. The Stallion… well, let's just say that… I want to say that he's a pimp, but I also really don't want to introduce prostitution around Iron
i really dont know who you are talking about.>>79778
"uh.. ive never dealt with undead before this."
Iron is a bit confused. "First of all, what bar are we talking about? Secondly, what's the stallion's dark desire he seems to have?"Unless you're planning the stallion to have a changeling in there, I don't think it will be much of an issue. After all, he may be a horny bastard, but knows that sex itself is meaningless without the conception of foals. What are you worried about exactly?
"…Then I suppose we are in same boat.">>79779
Silver turns to the Father. "So, what is wrong with my request, then?"
"you are probbly gonna need a lot right?"
Alright, it's midnight, and I don't have the energy to explaim hugging philosophy to an autistic colt atm, so I'm going to go to bed now.
Night, I'll follow shortly when I finish my talk with Cauldron and return to the abbey.
>Needs to basically plan out all of the details of at least one of the two encounters with the made mares, and also figure out the best way to say "you need to pay for this shit" with out actually saying "you need to pay for this shit"
This could take a while
Oh. I see. Shall I wait for tomorrow then?
Hmmm… I was Kind of hoping for urban spelunking tomorrow. Who else is here?
I am here still. Though I think I cannot do that spelunking until Ash comes back for me to protect her and all.
I'm here. A bit tired, but here.
I'm still here. Not sure when I'll get off, but I'm here.
Alright… The father explains that the Church can offer small containers of holy water, though any more than one will require a "donation" of about 25 bits per container
Silver at least understands this much. "So, for six containers, I would need to give you donation of 125 Bits? Or would I give you 150 Bits?"
"Tis not an SAT math question. 125 bits"
Silver dEmOlIsHeD bY fAcTs AnD lOgIc.
Silver isn't entirely sure what an SAT is, but he gives him 125 Bits anyways.
"We can create some shortly, with appropriate rituals"
"It would be appreciated, thank you."
"And we'll have it shortly"
I think Dark Star and Spark are on scene
Silver turns to Star and Spark. "Did either of you see anypony else we can ask about whereabouts of this kirin nun? It would be nice to confirm directions."
"well there was the native. but im not sure where he went."
"I…mostly meant in this Cathedral, when I asked question."
"maybe sundew knows."
"She is here? I did not see her when we arrived."
"i talked to her before i came in, she's outside."
"Well, it is worth try, if she is still here."
"Want me to go ask?"
"Lead way to her, my friend. I will follow."
To Iron: if it isn't obvious by now, I'm not going to describe the details of everything that Iron could see when he goes there prior to his going there. So if you want to do other things at this moment…
So you're saying you're not going to describe the walking back to the abbey or one of the mademares' house but I can still talk to Cauldron? Sorry I don't understand too well what you mean.
Dark Star Goes back to where Sundew was.
I'm assuming these posts mean they go back into the main area of the church. Sundew is there now>>79813
YesTis' not an SAT Reading Comprehension question>>79810
"Hey Sundew, Have you Seen a Kirin that is dressed like a nun?"
>>79816I don't even remember the name that i gave them or the address. To specify more detail would require thinking of the basics of personality, profession, what literature if any I want to borrow from or reference, and all sorts of shit that is difficult to do at 3AM>>79817
"That's a bizarrely specific question. Why do you ask?"
"we think she could help us with that undead problem."
>>79818Alright, I'll just dig for some more character development from Cauldron or incite questions abou Iron's past if you want me to write up a backstory instead of you writing her backstory
Iron, having heard the information about the two made mares, now sits down, a bit more relaxed. "That will surely become useful when the time comes." Iron leans back. "Let us go back to a more casual tone, any hobbies in particular that you do apart from cooking and potion making?"
"You're looking for a… Kirin nun?">>79820
"You've seen my work, and that takes some time, sending out loans, guarding certain activities, collecting loans, and other more unsavory activities. Cooking and potion mixing is
my spare time. But I do enjoy some simple things, like dice gambling or placing bets on fights. Or reading books about Botany"
"a very specific kirin nun."
Iron ponders. "I see. Have you read any recent books that caught your eye? Something like a plant that induces sleep and other interesting properties."
"I only know of one. She popped up two days ago in the nunnery and orphanage of the Order of Saint Prancis over in the western part of this parish. She was there earlier today as well"
Silver speaks up from beside Star. "Then that is likely kirin we seek."
"thats the one. what was she here for?"
She looks at him and carefully takes a sip from her drink
"Oh, there are many plants that can induce sleep. The pollen of the Nightshade flower in particular has a somnolent effect">>79825
"She was attending morning mass."
"oh. sorry for missing that."
Silver opens his map, looking for the orphanage Sundew mentioned on it.
Iron chuckes. "I know, it is shady to ask that type of question. I just do not know much about plants. I once ate a plant that made me very sleepy once, it just came to mind when you talked about botany."
In a location some where west and slightly south of the present position>>79828
"It was a early morning mass at the chapel of the order in the clerical language. Most ponies don't go to those, only the more… intensely devoted followers. I drive out to the order every morning to lead it"
"Well, I can't say that given you
there isn't reason to be suspicious. But really there are many good reasons to want to put a pony to sleep. And there is so much more you can do with plants, especially those of the jungles"
"What is your favorite plant from there?"
He nods as he closes up his map. "Thank you for your help, Priestess." He looks around to see if the holy water he "purchased" has been prepared.
"hmmmm interesting. i might attend."
"Oh well it's hard to specify a favorite plant. The stories of the Liche Mkodo trees of a certain island off the coast of Southern Zebra is said to eat ponies, Zebras and other creatures with snake-vines, to take one fascinating example">>79834
Maren is carrying in either the holy water or wine bottles
"You are very welcome">>79835
"Always nice to welcome another pony"
Iron scratches his chin. "Huh, never heard of that type of plant before." He leans forward. "What can you tell me about your siblings?"Can he obtain his potions or is it part of the 'no go zone' in place
"Good to know. good day,sundew.">>79834
"Ready to go,silver?"
Silver takes the holy water as Maren comes by. "You have all been great service. I wish you all best.">>79838
"Yes. I have holy water now, and I have seen location of orphanage on my map."
He can obtain potions
"They stayed out of the gang, and my father is content to keep it that way. My Brother Obere seems intent to help my father with his Restaurant, although he has also taken on an apprenticeship to be a mechanic, and that is what he will do should this fail. My sister Blanche also works here, though she would rather work with art">>79838
"Well, I can say that I hope I don't
see you later today"
"Strange, why are you the exception?"
The joke gets a chuckle out of Silver. "I hope it does not come to that, either."
"They first offered to take me in at a fairly early age. That, and somepony needed to make money for the bad days">>79842
"Well, goodluck. Don't let the ghasts bite"
Iron nods. "I understand. Are the potions ready to be purchased?"
"Thank you. May Her light always guide your path." With that, Silver leaves for the orphanage.
"They should be"
She calls over Blanche, who confirms that the curing period has passed">>79845
It is so
"Alright, how much for all of it? I need to drink them to be appear to appear a little bit more presentable."
"You were carrying a riot shield into a bar just yesterday, and now you want to be presentable?"I guess like the SRD cost minus 50% to represent a sort of friendly discount
Dark Star goes with him
Iron laughs. "Do not forget about a full set of armor." He composes himself. "I do not want to worry the ponies in my client's location when I get there. They could faint by the state of my body."It should be 1650 total with the discount.
As he arrives outside he sees somepony he wasn't expecting to see. She's just arriving
"My date was a no-show this morning"
4 cure moderates wounds = 300*4 = 1200
3 barkskin +2 = 300*3 = 900
6 cure light wounds = 50*6 = 300
1200+900+300 = 3300
3300/2 (50% discount) = 1650
Oh, it's 1200 then.
Now who's the math wiz?>>79856
Okay, I'm more inclined to believe she'd do a 1200 discount so she doesn't feel like she owes anything to Iron especially after he sort of implied he owed her sex for it
Come on GM, I did the math correctly this time. It's just 600 more and dividing 3000 by 2 gives us exactly 1500 so Cauldron can feel she owes Iron even less than before. Pretty please can I has 2 more potions?
"Nah i was there. remember."
Judging by the deafening silence of the GM, I would say he went to bed. Don't forget to consider those extra two potions. She may have added that to complete the debt if she wants no feeling of owing something. Anyways, good night.
No, but he can pay full price>>79861
"No, I mean the pony I was supposed to meet wasn't there"
Potions cost time and XP to produce. Prices aren't usually negotiable, unless something's wrong with them.
I guess everyone is busy today?
I mean, there has been a serious lack of posts so far today, especially for a weekend.
Well, I didn't really have very much to post about until the party meets up, besides meta autism. I could continue the chat about hugs, but I was kind of bored of that.
Upon his victory, the foal claims a hug as his prize
Ash can hear a cute little squeaking noise, almost like grabbing a squeaky toy.
For most of the foals, class begins now, and Abby is still in solitary confinement
Has she finished her first stack?
With a 19 on a wash check? Yes. Ash discovers that the foal is not entirely suited to dish washing, which is kind of what you'd expect from a foal not all that much bigger than the plates, and with barely developed unicorn magic
>>79864Ah, it was worth a shot. Chalk it up to bad math. Well, I think I'm able to travel to the abbey now, right?
Iron smiles. "Well, I had fun, Cauldron, but I cannot stay here forever. Let me pay and retreive all of the potions I asked for and I shall be on my way."
For those at the Church, or just leaving it, I figure there are three possible solutions for whatever you were trying to attempt
1. Maren calls in help from a militant order
2. Maren himself joins as a cleric support
3. The party takes the holy water and goes in alone
I didn't know what was intended>>79877
"Very well then. Come back any time you want a taste of something a little less… plain than forest food. Or if you want to see me, I'm here in the mornings"
Sister Ash thanks the colt for his help, gives him his hug, and proceeds to go check on Abby Willows.
>>79878Pretty sure they were begging for another magic user to help out.
Iron smiles. "I will keep that in mind, Cauldron. The food was great, I may become an addict to it." He pulls out the bits specified Which should be 1200 bits
, and hands it to Cauldron, also sneaking a hug with it.
We were trying for #3, with directions to where Ash was.
Unfortunately, the colt seems to have exploited this opportunity as a way to reposition himself back on her back. He holds onto her, then climbs her mane, thankfully not tugging the hair very much
Ash finds that the room where Abby is being held prisoner is being guarded by a sister
"What is your business here?">>79880
He can feel that her body is slim but with a few firm muscles. After a moment, she hugs him back
"Then you may consider me your dealer"
Iron smiles. "And I am your buyer." He lets go of Cauldron and picks up the potions he had requested. After this, he stashes them in his leather belt and starts heading out for the abbey.
And thus, it is so. The Ulonri is a little ways away from the abbey, being across town from it almost diagonally
Ash yanks him off (gently) of her mane, and places him on her back for the trip.>Less than enthusiastic to walk around the whole abbey with 30 pounds of colt on her neck.
She approaches the Abby's room, and greets the Sister with s polite bow.
"I was considering speaking with the youndlg one at this time, if that that would be permissible." She says
While on his way, he drinks a potion of cure moderate wounds to heal up his bruises. Need caster level aka healing bonus for the roll.
Yeah. I have been pretty busy today. Hopefully I will be good for the rest of the day though.
I guess, then, we've just got to wait for Dark Star to return and have his conversation with Blue before we can continue.
He weighs less than that…. probably, being both younger than most of the foals and small for his age. He holds down on Ash in hugging fashion, as he learns how to ride a kirin bare back
The sister: "We want her to know this is a punishment, but I guess you may speak to her">>79886
Like a 2 or 3 or something>>79889
They could just walk, really
Iron drinks one. Rolling damage healed
|Rolled 4, 7 + 3 = 14|
Forgot the dice part
|Rolled 5, 1 + 3 = 9|
Iron drinks another one.
|Rolled 4 + 3|
Iron thinks he should have picked up something stronger. He drinks yet another cure moderate wounds.
He can feel the bruises healing>>79894>>79895
And two more consumed
It has a minty taste
Let me throw the other dice.
|Rolled 1 + 3|
Finally, he drinks one last cure light wounds to top his healing.
TBH, unless you get in combat and you need healed fast, I don't see much of a reason to buy the bigger health potions.
>>79897Jeez, what a clutter of dice. I hope this doesn't happen again
Only 1 cure moderate wounds and 5 cure light wounds remain. With that done, he continues his trek to the abbey and steps inside.>>79900I hope I don't have to roll so many dice next time. It cluttered up the thread by a lot
I'm assuming onyx is doing a thing?
I figured he was following the group silently.
How would Onyx react to the holy water thing?
Maybe jerking off. If you're follow Spark, you are with Star, Spark, Silver and Skies.
What holy water thing?>>79903
That's what I figured too
We bought some holy water from Father Maren at the Cathedral.
We are getting holy water to melt the undead basically. We also asked around for anypony that knew where Ash went.
Onyx would admit it's a good plan, and be fine with going to a church.
I hope I didn't kill the GM with all of that dice rolls.
Waiting for Star then?
Before Iron would advance I want Ash to, and I guess the others could probably do things as well without Star. I guess mostly Ash
I think we're waiting on Star so we don't end up splitting the party…again.
>>79890Sorry, I've got some kind of pestilent flu and my mind is on fire. I passed out…
Sister Ash slowly opens the door of the room.>>79894>>79895Cure Light Wounds is gay. Lesser Vigor is where it's at.>>79913
I should be present for the next hour at least.
Ash can see Abby. It may not be fair to say that Abby's spirit has been broken. It takes much to extinguish so strong a fire. But she is certainly sulking as she leans down over a desk, using her mouth to lazily and slowly scribble on paper. She looks up at Ash, water making her eyes more reflective. She seems at least somewhat angry at Ash angry at Ash
Ash steps into the room slowly, taking note of the filly's anger.
"Working hard, I can see." she says, acknowledging the Herculean task
She looks up at her with a definite frown
“What do you want now?”
"I came to see how you were doing." She says softly, kneeling down to get closer to eye level
"It seems you've made quite a bit of progress."
“On the prayers? I guess I have”
Her tone suggests that she has been somewhat offended
"You look like you're about halfway done. Quite impressive if I'll say." Sister Ash continues
Her tone hasn't changed, but the way she gaxes at the ridiculous stack of papers seems almost nostalgic
“I only have to do them because of you
Sister Ash shakes her hoof, giving a little chiding 'tsk tsk'.
"Ah, but you would have found yourself doing it anyway, or worse." She she replies, as she picks up the completed stack and straitens it out neatly
"Best get used to it. You would have had a far worse time if you were in magi class."
"Oh ok. Whats going on here?">>79869>>79867
i just woke up>>79878
i was trying for 2 but i was hoping for 1
“I guess I should ask you that. It looks like you are exiting a church with some of your friends”
"We picked up some holy water for the job."
"It's means that you need to understand the consequences of your actions." She says sternly
"Magick is dangerous the same way fire is dangerous. Incurring supernatural effects have real world consequences, on nature and morality. Learning this is the first and foremost discipline of magick." She continues
"When I was in my early years of training, I was in.. what would you call it.. a rebellious phase. I too pushed the limits of morality to see what I could learn..
When the elders caught me transmuting aberrations in the forest, they were ever-furious. They made me wear a sweater made of nettles, and catalog every species of Flora in the grove… It took me almost four days, fasting.. but I learned my lesson; and I'd like to say I turned out better because of it."
She turn her face towards the filly, fully expecting every ounce of annoyance to come
"These things may feel torturous in the short term, but only while they last. When you get older, you might even come to appreciate experiences like this." She says>tfw trying to explain the meaning of punishment, but no Charisma
“I see that… Well, I can say that in all my time doing various… jobs, I have never needed to use Holy Water”
"So What are you doing here?"Are we in front of the orphanage or are we at the church?
Well, she’s definitely getting a look of annoyance out of her. After a long pause, she retorts: “If
I get older. The heroes my father trusted in are gone… My father is gone. I wasn’t rebelling. I was standing up”>>79937
“I figured I’d come see you. You told me you would be here”
Church, along with all of the other S characters
"Awwww see i told you, you were sweet."
She sits, wraps her tail around her, and places her hoof to her mouth as she giggles
“Her Dark Star, I would like your opinion on something. Come the day of the sword… or the bug spray or birdshot, who should be slain, and who should be spared?”
Sister Ash stands up and pats her head
"Ah, but the way you went about it was wrong." She chides, impervious to the Filly's discontent
"And you're better off learning early on than later that actions have consequences, especially concerning magick. This is the ready way, despite how it feels."
"I wouldn't expect you to understand immediately, but I hope you take some time to think about it."
"well, thats a strange question to ask me out of the blue. all the non communist ponys would survive as well as our greatest ally the Griffions. but the changelings wouldn't be so lucky nor would any communists."
*This is the easy way
Take the breadpill.
Dark Star needs someone to breadpill him.
Sister Ash will breadpill him.
Just you wait, he'll be an exalted hermit in no time.
"Oh Dark Star, how could any such question be out of the blue?" Once she says that out loud, her face changes to a sort of "I see what you did there"
"Have you no faith in our coming victory? And if my time in East Equestria has taught me anything, it's that just because you've won the war, does not mean you've won the peace. You need to plan out your endgame before you fight.
Now why would the Griffins be our allies and the Changelings our enemies? The Griffonian empire regularly raped, raided, invaded, pillaged and destroyed the pony lands of the east. But for the strong Pegasi warriors who held them back, they would all be subjugated.. Even now some of their… 'progressive' factions fight against the Equestrians of the eastern continent. The Changelings however, fought against the aggressive Princesses, and bared the bulk of the fight. If anypony deserves the title of 'greatest ally'…" >>79946
Poor Silver. He's from Stalliongrad, and thus shall never get the bread">>79942
And now she's even more annoyed
"Just what am I supposed to do?"
Sister Ash continues paying her head, despite protests
"You'll need to learn how to protect yourself without defiling yourself. Evil doesn't protect anyone; it only takes advantage of fear."
>>79949>her face changes to a sort of "I see what you did there"
Dark Star smiles at this>Have you no faith in our coming victory?
"Yes i do. i have more faith in us winning than anything else.">Now why would the Griffins be our allies and the Changelings our enemies?
"Because the griffions forgave us for our pony supremacy and let bygones be bygones. while the changelings feed off of us and replace our foals with theirs."
*/r the donald Squeaking Begins*>The Griffonian empire regularly raped, raided, invaded, pillaged and destroyed the pony lands of the east.
"i-im sure they would never do anything like that. next thing you will be telling me is that they invented communism"
*/r the donald Squeaking intensifies*
She spreads her hooves apart
"Look at me. I'm a small egg-shell colored fillie. If their god couldn't protect me, how am I
going to protect me?">>79953
She stands up and walks closer to Dark Star. Then, she flips her tail and rubs it right over Dark Star's muzzle, in front of his eyes
"The griffins most definitely have not
. They've always eyed our territory greedily, hungry for what we have. And they have tried their best to take it… many times. They've warred with us then and now. Their 'Aquellia,' in particular not only does not respect the destiny of ponies, but does not even respect the culture, tradition, and history of griffins. Remember that it was griffins on the docks supplying weapons to Communists, and it was a Griffin from the east who was here helping to train the Communists"
"But if you are right…. then that means what mom told me was a lie. i…"
“Like the lie that Celestia and the elements are enough to protect you? Strength lies in every pony. Only by rising together as a collective nation do ponies realize the power of true
Harmony. The harmony of being a part of and contributing to a nation, a culture, and a tradition. Wasn’t it a griffin who killed your mother?”Definitely need Silver to hear this
"… yes she was. she went into the Griffion Ghetto over by where our house used to be, She would donate the food that we wouldnt finish to the Griffion Shelter. But She would Stress the importance of being an individual, and that only the individual are responsible for their own actions."
She comes in closer and… hugs Dark Star
“If that’s true… then it’s a hell of a lot of bad individual griffins who have guided their history”
I heard some pegasus was talking shit about Celestia like I wouldn't hear.
Then go ahead and defend your deity already, boy.
She’s right outside the door if Silver wants to jump in
"i guess im trying to hold onto that knowledge she gave me,so i could just put all of my anger onto Scar."
Silver suddenly laughs, having been quiet through the whole ordeal. "Did you say you think changelings
are greatest ally?"
She now pets him behind his ears
“It’s good to have a loving mother. And I can tell she raised an incredible son. But she may have wasted some of her love on creatures that had only hate, greed, and jealousy to give back”>>79965
She looks directly at him, and gives him her grin. She still has her hooves around Dark Star’s ears.
“It was a rhetorical proposition to Dark Star. He was able to recognize Changelings as hostile, but not
Griffins. So I pointed out the inconsistency in that logic. Why don’t you tell me why you think Griffins and the other assorted creatures are greater allies than Equestria’s own colonial ponies?”
"HA! Greatest ally…we do not have any allies. Ponies are not even allies, anymore. It is only us Equestrians left to defend Harmony, against all world. All world has forgotten Harmony, true Harmony. All world knows anymore is war. And it will be death of us, at this rate."
"im not incredible. thats probably true."
Dark star Hugs her
“Then why, oh why, do you defend a regime that would war against ponies for the sake of griffins, zebras, and dragons?
Equestria has fallen. That is alright, because they lost the mantle of the defenders of harmony when they forgot that that harmony is the domain of ponies.”>>79968
*squeaking Pegasus noises*
“D’aww, Dark Star”
Wuh ho. The petitte mare has called you out! Quick, rebute her claims of ideological superiority!
"And why would you defend regime that does not care for you at all? This Duke, when did he send soldiers to Nimbusia? How long was it into war against griffons?"
Onyx shakes his head at the politics and looks for a drink to nurse.
The only one around is Tipsy. He's outside a church>>79971
"Why, the Duke wasn't in charge at the time. That honor belongs to your glorious former leader, Princess Celestia. And no, she did nothing to help"
"You know what I mean. Whoever it was who was in charge of New Mareland, whether it was colonial governor, whether it was independent group, I do not care. When did they decide to go on their own to try to aid Nimbusia?"
"And as I said before, the Princess just sat there on her fat ass and ate cake. No. She didn't send aid. But it wasn't griffins that fell Nimbusia. It was their own idea of Equality" She almost gags "… harmony, progress, social change
that disrupted the proud warrior tradition"
Silver looks understandably frustrated at her. "You are worse than griffons when it comes to arguing."
"True. The griffins will just try to shoot or stab you. They don't care for philosophy, or if they do it's a philosophy of the guillotine and bayonet for Nobles they don't like. We Nimbusians, by contrast, are well versed in the subject. And we wield it as adeptly as our blades"
>>79980Already going for personal insults?>>79979>>79981
Just for me to know. There is no interruptions betweeen Ulnori and the Abbey, right? Something like a certain spat between a smol mare and an old stallion?
Only if he wants to take a much more northerly route. But they should all be on their way to the abbey anyways
For some reason, Spark feels uneasy. He holds his glass closer to his side.
Roger. Iron does not really have a reason to take that route, so I'll stay at the ready just in case.
Onyx looks at the glass and then Spark
"Can I have a sip or do you wanna run to a bar with me?"
"Then you should understand it is not in interest of New Mareland to care for you, or your people. Or to care for me, or my people. New Mareland does not protect ponies. New Mareland protects itself. It is only reason they invaded Equestria, why they 'ally' themselves to changelings and griffons, if you could even call it an alliance."
"Dark Star, don't you have a certain 'truth seeker' to teach Griffins, communists, and other unenlightened creatures? Help them leave the cave for once">>79986
He should be there eventually, although Ash has died of flu and so won't be able to meet him
So, can I enter the abbey and take my bison necklace from Thyme?
"You can't have Tipsy, so I guess we will run to a bar."
Watch out you two. Don't want another party separation again.
"guys its 8:30.">>79989
"yes, yes i do."
"Better than standing around shitting on each other"
"I work at a bar, day drinking is nothing new here"
Dark Star considers it
"you can go get a drink if you want, but we were about to go find that nun so we can head back to the quarry."