Oh hey, new bread.>>83000
Reluctantly, Silver stands up to the tone of joints popping in an out of place, and makes his way outside to use nature's clock: the sun.
Do the photos of the ponies include Cutie Marks? If they did, that would make them a lot easier to identify.
"is there anyone from the black hooves running to replace larry?"
Three blank flanks, one fillie with sun rays, one colt with dumbbells>>83002
The time is whatever it needs to be without fucking it up in relation to the rest of the party
Silver rubs the sleep out of his eyes as he makes his way into the bar part of the tavern.
“I don’t believe so. The party doesn’t really want a non-Equestrian leading the local government”
Alright, those two will be easy enough to find.
So long as the others not poorly-designed background ponies, Sister Ash should hopefully be able to recognize the blank-flanks by their pastel color schemes.
Sister Ash spends the rest of the day helping around the orphanage. Caleb just rolls around in the yard near the forest, licking his own balls or whatever else dogs do when they're alone.
In the evening, before she leaves again, she makes sure to make some time to see Abby Willows again, like she said she would.
"hmmm that sounds interesting, if only the black hooves had a loyal Equestrian supporter."
“The lack of support among the locals has been an issue, yes”
She understands his meaning though >>83008
When is she leaving, and to where?
"I wish the rest of the ponies around here would listen."
Idk, I thought we were either supposed to meet at the tavern in the evening or the next morning, but I think it was the next morning now that I think about it..
They did agree to meet tomorrow morning, right?
They can be very hard at hearing. Here, as everywhere”
"ill make them listen somehow. do you think that fire is still going?">>83016lets meet today
“I’m the catacombs? It should have died an hour or more ago. There were not that
"maybe some survived the fire."
Is it close to 7pm?
*thinking Pegasus noises*
Uh, if it needs to be I guess?
I would like for Sister Ash to talk to Abby before she leaves, since she said she'd visit her in the evening.
She should be just about finished with her second stack, if she kept her rate relatively constant. Sister Ash could be the one to bring her dinner.
It is later, obviously, but Willows is in the same position as she was before
Dark Star looks over at a clock
"its almost 7, i think im gonna go check out the politicianwhos name i totally didnt forget
“Waiting until he is gone rather than going through the front door. Alright”
>>83028thats why i wanted to meet today>>83027
"you should come with me if you can."
By now, yes. She’s still under house arrest though, obviously>>83029
“I guess I do
have more experience at this sort of thing than you”
Sister Ash enters the room slowly, levitating the tray as she comes
"~Good evening." She says, in an annoyingly cheery tone as she enters the room
Dark Star puts his arm around her and walks out into the bar
She looks tired and annoyed with a “what do you want?” expression >>83033
She smiles at him with an appreciation that he is trying to take ownership of her
I suppose Spark is in the bar by now.
Sister Ash sets the tray down on the desk.
"I came to check on you. I'm sure you're hungry, aren't you?" She says
Thus Silver, Spark, and Dark Star are all together in the tavern
Tray of food, I presume?
Assuming Sister Ash made the excuse to see her on the premise of bringing her dinner once she was finished, yes.
She looks at Ash, before breaking almost immediately to start eating the food
Silver waves at Spark, Star, and Skies from the table he's sitting it.
Lol, even emo fillies need to eat.
"No need to rush now." She says softly to the eating filly
Dark Star Waves at Spark then Walks over to Silvers table
"Hey there Silver."
She looks up st her with some irritation, but continues
"It is good to see you again Star. Have you and Skies found out more about this…Comte, I believe his name was?"
“Lives in a gated community, fairly rich, has a meeting at 7… what do you want to know?
*Tassles her mane without permission*
"yea he should be out of his house around this time."
"Then it is fortunate timing, if Ash arrives soon."
Okay, what exactly is he doing to her hair? Is he playing with it, or is he forming it into a new hair style?
It seems I massively misunderstood the context of this post
She doesn’t say anything, but seems mildly irritated, and continues eating
A note: her hair is cut very simply and much shorter than would be expected for a filly of her age
Yes, she's playing with it.>>83052
She's just petting her.
Pic semi-related>>83053>butch cut
Fuck! The situation is worse than I thought.
"Yes its almost perfectly timed. hey i have a strange question have you been having any strange dreams lately?""
This makes Silver a little confused, and concerned. "…Yes…though I thought it was just stress of our situation. Why, have you?"
Sister Ash lets the filly some room to eat in peace while she examines one of the papers from the stack.
What exactly was she made to write over and over?
Something to the effect of “In Celestia alone we trust and have faith, eschewing all others…..” like a chalk board punishment to say “I will not make sacrifices to gods of Evil”
"yea, it was..very strange."
"It is funny. We forget service Luna performed for Her ponies, until we no longer can count on her aid…" Silver looks from side to side, before leaning in towards Dark Star and whispering. "…These dreams. Did any involve changelings?"
Dark Star looks shocked and then concerned
The Eternal Evesdropper overhears this>>83061
She pauses and looks at Ash
>>83058>>83059Oh shit, where the fuck am I? I hope I'm not with the filly. I don't think she'd like me in here. Specially with the armor. I need to have a better sleeping schedle.
Iron shakes his head and looks around. He spaced out following Ash again.
Silver's own concern grows. "It seems like ill omen. If we are not only ones who have had these dreams, then I wonder if this is new tactic by changelings, some new form of psychological warfare. What was your dream, if I may ask?">>83064
Silver acknowledges this, without Blue's knowledge.
Sister Ash puts down the paper and looks back at her, making eye contact.>>83065
You're at the orphanage.
Sister Ash would have helped him out of his armor.
I had assumed that he would be resting, eating, oiling his armor or whatever else in the room the nuns gave him as he prepared for the meeting.
He would be at the orphanage, presumably>>83067
“Do you like my mane?” She asks, obviously not anticipating a ‘yes.’
Iron feels lighter than usual, seems Ash took off his armor again. Strange. How long were they in here? He shrugs, Ash will surely pick him up when she's ready. He decides to nap a bit before the meeting. Of course Iron's going the wet dream route again, but with Ash and maybe that dream changeling if he can manage, maybe both at the same time.
"Well it started out with me looking Down in to 2 Cribs and there were 2 Foals there. then i picked them up and started playing with them. then i hear from behind me a female voice, then i turn around to see who it is and theres a female Changling with blonde hair staring at me and she said to me that shes come to take my foals and replace them with hatchlings. so i did what anyone would do in that situation and i shot her, then a politician from when i was a foal walked in and disarmed me. and then i pulled out my 3rd pistol and shot the changling again. then she did what i could only describe as a kiss, it made me feel very cold."
prepare your angus
"Hmm…it is not same as dream I had. I had no direct contact with changelings. It was replaying moments from my life, like I was watching…I think they call them 'movies'. What was odd was that there were changelings in each moment. Always in background, where I could see them. I am certain they were not there when memory took place, but…"
No. They were not hiding in the back ground like ghosts in certain horror movies. The only images with changelings were memories of the Western Front
"Your mane a very nice color to it." She replies, nonchalantly untying her bun to unleash her glorious, flowing lion's mane
"I prefer to grow mine out though: It's a bit of a tradition where I come from. I manage to get around with it by keeping it beneath by shawl." She says
"Are shorter manes in style for fillies your age?" She asks>>83081
Oh fuck. Have mercy.
Iron inspects the three mares' appearances as he approaches to them, all pumped up for some sexy times. He walks slowly and as seductively as a big Earth Pony with little to no charisma can manage.
"Maybe they are using luna to look through your memories."
She looks at Ash with some offense.
“They are for those of us who have been taken prisoner. Our captors cut our manes short to try to handle the lice. That was just about the only
care we got from them on the sanitary front”>>83085
“Hehe. Hey there, what is a big strong stallion such as yourself doing around here?”
"Maybe…" The thought of Luna being weaponized against Her ponies seems to upset Silver.
“Or maybe a dream is just a dream” says the snide sniper
Iron does a somewhat dopey smile, not hiding his interest in the prospect of fucking. "Oh, I just like the view you mares put up. You are quite exquisite to the eye, you know?"
Silver looks at her oddly. "Dreams have power, Blue."
Dark Star puts his hoof on silvers shoulder
"it'll be alright. the black hooves will defeat the changlings."
“Changelings have been on the mind, as well as facing those monsters in the quarry… I would be more surprised if you didn’t have dreams like this.”
Sister Ash's casual expression changes quickly to one of endearing sympathy
"That's simply awful." She says sympathetically
"Even though your mane was so pretty.." She says trailing off, seeing as she's touched on a sensitive topic
“That doesn’t mean that a dream means what you think it means. Also what >>83093
“Why do you think it is changelings?”>>83094
“Pretty little fillies can fetch a high price, even if they liked the colts more”
"With all due respect to your own political beliefs, these Black Hooves have not yet earned my confidence in this regard.">>83093>>83095
"Perhaps. But it does not also mean that there is not something behind it. It is just something to keep in mind."
>>83095How long was this filly kidnapped? I thought it was only two weeks, but it seems like longer based on all she's said.
"why do i think what is the changelings? the dreams?">>83093
"that could be a possibility."
“What do you think is going on exactly?”>>83098
Not all that long, but long enough that they decided to cut the hair of the fillies
*filly poner is hugged*
Iron notices he's being surrounded but isn't not uncomfortable for now. "You can watch my body all you want. Maybe I could show you what it can do, if you mares want to." He lightly nuzzles the leader mare with slow deliberate motions to her side of her neck where judging from the image the leader is the red pony
her ponytail is.
*but isn't uncomfortable
“Hehehe, let’s see what it can do”
"im not entirely sure yet. but i think it involves luna's magic."
"Well, since you asked so nicely, I will oblige." Iron chuckles softly and goes for a kiss on the leader mare on the front.
Warm. Soft. Succulent. She accepts the kiss, and embraces it
Sister Ash picks her up and cradles her, stroking what's left of her mane softly
".. Shhhhhh…" She coos>>83096
This is terrifying.
He gently puts a foreleg around her neck, deepening the kiss and exploring her mouth looking for those sweet spots mares loved, like he always does. He tries to watch what the other two mares are doing. He doesn't want them to feel left out after all.
"It could be, if changelings are indeed preparing for invasion, that they have done research into how to dream walk, like Luna does. If that is case, it could be they are trying to psychologically break will of ponykind to fight. But that is all hypothesis, nothing that we could yet prove, at least without enough similar stories from other ponies."
Silver leans back in his chair. "Nothing we can do about it in either case. Now, Blue: I remember you saying you were looking to hear more about me and my wife and children. I believe we have some time before Ash arrives, if you still wish to hear."
Little perk about being a horse: Eyes just barely far enough apart to see them both.
What did they mean by this?
She giggles, though her mouth is now filled with Iron's tongue. It's like her spit almost has a sweet taste to it. Her mouth is warm and she wraps her tongue around his
The other two seem jealous of the attention, but go for Iron's strong muscles in his hind legs, and his strong barrel, rubbing them>>83107
Yes, she does start crying>>83109
"I don't think Dark Star's dream was the product of Changelings. It's true that the Western Hives have a sort of 'kick in the front door' attitude, and Chrysalis isn't particularly known for subtlety, but the ability to remain disguised is the one and only gift the Mother gave to the Changeling. If they were 'invading' ponies dreams, I don't think they'd be so obvious about it"
"But I am willing to listen, if you are willing to tell"
Silver motions for her to sit down in one of the empty seats at the table. "If you have preference for some specific event, let me know. Else I will likely just try to start at beginning."
Sister Ash holds her to her fluff and let's her cry for as long as she needs to.
"We can start anywhere. You can also wait if this is an inopportune time">>83116
It's a soft cry, but she's still crying
Iron is liking the rubbing and her sweet kiss. He sighs in her mouth, fully enjoying the ministrations. After 2 to 3 minutes, he breaks the kiss, under the impression that the other two mares deserve some kissing of their own for their efforts. Iron turns to the light green unicorn. "You are all damn good." He starts his kissing session with said mare, more passionate than the first one know he could go all out and with his closest foreleg wrapping the back of her neck, while stroking the mane and cheeks of the white-maned pegasus.
"It is fine. Nothing I feel is preventing me from sharing, especially if there are those who are willing to listen."Give me a minute, don't know how long this'll take.
Sister Ash pats her back softly
"You don't need to hold back.. Crying is Natural.. Especially after what you've been through.."
They giggle at the attention they receive from the stallion, often in synchronicity, as if a part of some horrid hive mind. The Pegasus comes in closer, and starts kissing Iron's neck, while the Earth pony does her own circle of Iron, examining his muscles and lifting up his tail>>83120
She looks a little awkward, but sits as directed>>83121
Well, Ash definitely got her to accept her embrace
There's a good little filly there, under all that emo bullshit
Sister Ash walks over to the bed and sits(?) there for a few a few more minutes, still holding Abby until she stops crying.
The pegasus' kisses are making an effect on Iron, but the gentle lifting of his tail breaks his concentration. He stops the kiss, albeit reluctantly. "You mares want the main course already?" Irom smiles seductively. "Well, show me to your room and we can be all to ourselves. What do you say?" His member already fully erected by the mares' performance to for the Earth mare to see. While her synchronicity is slightly off-putting to Iron, he decides that he cannot back down now, after going so deep into these mares.
**performance for the
Her little wings - right on the edge of being developed for flight - twitch just a little, as she cries silently next to Ash>>83124
The Earth pony pokes at his now fully erect penis
"It's so small"
The Unicorn says
"We are all to ourselves right here"
The Pegasus lifts up his tail herself
Sister Ash just stays there and comforts her, until she's ready to be put to bed.Wait, fuck. She did finish eating already, right?
I knew it as well, but Iron was blinded by the imminent sex to think that so I had to go along with it
I'm really not seeing where in the previous post they are described as having 'equipment,' or really, any pony except for Iron>>83127
To bed already?
Oh my fucking god. I that read wrong. Disregard the previous answer. Deleting previous post and replacing it with a more suitable one.
Iron is visibly upset at the mares taking shit about his member. "Oh yeah? I will show you what my member can do for you three." He picks up the unicorn, since she's the one at the front, at places it on I assume there's is
Okay, I gotta sleep.
My plan was for Ash to speak with Abbey a little bit, then have her finish eating and put her to bed.
Then she can leave you go meet with the party.>>83131
I thought it was the evening, after dinner. Idk when fillies are supposed to sleep though (she did stay up past midnight the previous night though). Anyway, she stays for a while, then leaves at the time she agreed to meet the party.
Maybe I could continue her dialogue next session.
"That little thing? I have quills wider than that"
"That little thing? I have quills wider than that"
"That little thing? I have quills wider than that"
No, it was outside in a town originally. There is no sign of any pony around, at all, and the background slowly fades to encroaching fog
Iron is not handling it well. His breath is getting ragged and he is trembling, either from rage at the blatant insults or fear of losing the one thing that makes him a stallion. He attempts to look at his member, see if the mares are telling the truth about him.
They are exaggerating, but… He doesn't remember it being quite that small. Or was it always?
This is not going well for him. He definetly remembers it bigger. What in Tartarus is going on? Is this a joke? He slowly lays down in a fetal position, not dealing with his seemingly smaller penis size well. 'I might as well be a mare with that size' he thinks to himself. He is hyperventilating, unsure if he should even carry on with such a curse planted on him. "Get away! GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME!" He screams aloud to no one in particular.
Silver pulls out a picture from his bags, that of Silver and Storm, both young adults, Silver wearing his metal cuirass, Storm wearing a studded leather jacket. They look bloody and battered, but in high spirits, as if they just finished with a fight. "While in Ponyville, many years ago, I got hired by farmers there to help deal with problem they were having. There was group of brigands, all mares, who were harassing their caravans, stealing their supplies, their Bits, their food. They had tried hiring others before, this they told me, but none had ever come back, and attacks had continued. It was difficult job, they told me, but they were paying well to see somepony help them. I agreed to do job for them.
"It was fairly long journey to where they had last been seen, near wreckage of one of farmers' caravans, and hard, and why I was thankful it was not difficult to follow tracks of those who had tried and failed before to bring them to justice. I found their camp, and before long, they were already on me. There were three, all looking like they had experience with fighting off bounty hunters. They were tough, but I was stronger back then, and I was able handle them, even if they got couple good hits in on me. It took couple strong healing potions to recover after initial battle, and it gave me couple new scars to add to collection, but I made it. There were more, as I made my way deeper into their camp, all of similar toughness, but eventually I made it into their inner sanctum, circle of standing stones surrounded by tents of leader and her most trusted companions. And that is when I saw her.
"She was leader of these bandits, she said from her spot on top of highest stone. She had not seen anypony make it as far as I had. She wanted to test my mettle. So she offered deal: if I could beat her in single combat, she would order her mares to stand down, and to leave local farms alone. If she won, she would have new head to add to collection. She made point to flash her weapons at me. Two blades, hidden underneath her wings, shaped like feathers, sharp and subtle. As alternative was to decline and have to face all of them at once, I accepted.
"She flew down to ground. We started to circle each other, beginning what was to be dance of death. Once we had made full circle, we each struck. For what felt like hours, we attacked each other, blade against blade, metal against metal. She took couple hits. I took couple hits. We would withdraw. We would advance. We would feint. We would strike. Our bones splintered, our muscles ached, our lungs cried for more oxygen, our hearts beat hard like drums deep in our chests. Then, for briefest moment, as our weapons clashed once again, we locked eyes, and that is when we saw it. There was spark, one only those who are equals in combat ever see. Respect. Even looking back now, I can see spark in her eyes, feel spark in mine, as we realized we had met each others' match."Holy hell, this might be split into two posts. I think I underestimated how long this is.
Their pupils widen slowly, steadily, until the black of the eyes consumes the entire eyes of each of the three
"Why would you leave such a beautiful mare as yourself all alone?"
"Why would you leave such a beautiful mare as yourself all alone?"
"Why would you leave such a beautiful mare as yourself all alone?"
They reach in to stroke Iron's mane, back, and tail>>83141
"What a strange culture Equestria has…"
He tries to bat away the incoming strokes. "I said go away!" He is failing to hold back tears. "I-I will hit you!" He whimpers. "D-don't force me!"
"Would an honorable Stallion hit a mare?"
"Would an honorable Stallion hit a mare?"
"Would an honorable Stallion hit a mare?"
They now definitely pet and stroke his mane, his coat, and his tail. Like how he pets Ash, really
Iron is now stunned. He attempts to stand up and try to run away from the three black-eyed mares. "Leave me alone!"
He is surrounded on all sides
"You're good enough for some bucking action"
"You're good enough for some bucking action"
"You're good enough for some bucking action"
Iron is unsure about this. "W-what do you mean?" He sniffs a little, still hurt by his decrease in penis size.
Their muzzles become a little different. Their teeth look longer, almost bladed
"Don't you see? You are fit for children"
"Don't you see? You are fit for children"
"Don't you see? You are fit for children"
"F-for children?!" Iron is definetly shocked. "What are you saying? What is going on with your teeth?!" He tries to back away from them.
They are on each side of him now
"We'll take you to a room upstairs and show you a good night on the bed"
"We'll take you to a room upstairs and show you a good night on the bed"
"We'll take you to a room upstairs and show you a good night on the bed"
The teeth of the black-eyed mares don't really look like blades. They look more like pencils
Iron is not understanding these things' bipolarity. "B-but if I have a small dick, then how can I please any one of you? I do not understand."
"For that briefest moment, neither of us acted. We just stood there, blades clashing, looking with wonder into each others' eyes, until we finally realized that now was time to act. As if universe had aligned, we both attempted to disarm each other at same time, and our weapons were thrown far from where we stood. We both reached for our knives…but I was faster. With my knife pressed to her throat, I commanded her for one last time to yield. She was beaten, there was nothing more she could do, or else risk being killed. With sigh, she yielded. As I released my blade from her neck, her companions moved to try to stop me from taking their leader, but she told them no. Reminded them what would happen to them if they made her go against her word. They backed off, but they were not happy. And they were not content to leave it at that, as I would latter figure out.
"Over next few days, I took her captive on journey back to Ponyville. If journey was hard before, though, it had become much harder. We came across much hazardous wildlife, both plants and animals. We almost died many times, and I was forced to allow her to aid in many fights by giving her back her weapons. She had many chances to kill me, and run off, but…she never did. Over course of our journey, we came to know each other better. We told stories, laughed at jokes. Grew closer to each other. Found feelings for each other. And we learned of each other's pasts, or at least what we were willing or able to share.
"She told me she had been raised by former leader of bandits since she was little filly, captured during raid on caravan near Cloudsdale. Their leader took her in after attack. She saw something in Storm. Perhaps she reminded her of herself when she was younger, perhaps she saw beginnings of skilled warrior in that young filly. Whatever it was, it made them raise her as their own. As she grew up under care of bandits, she had taught her how to fight as she did, how to hunt. How to figure out which targets were lucrative enough to risk attacking, and which were best to avoid. She taught her how to read, how to make potions. she took part in raids on caravans as she grow older. When she was 15, she had her first drink with her. She was closest thing to mother she ever had, and instilled in her sense of longing to be free mare, to choose how to live her life, rest of world be damned, even as rest of world became not so friendly place for such ideas. And she loved her for it, for all of it, not remembering much of her life before she was taken in. When her mentor died, she at 16 was chosen to lead group. And lead she did. They became rich, powerful, feared. But as years went by, she became bored of it all. Her opponents no longer posed challenge to her. She became tired with gold and gems. She wanted challenge, or, failing that, death. Anything to make her feel like she once did. Like she could be or do anything. So, she took greater risks, looking for new challenges from bounty hunters. As more and more feel, she grew to despair that none would be worthy to fight her. And then I came along.
"Few days after she told me this, we arrived at outskirts of Ponyville. It was here, she turned to me, and confessed: if she was going to give up her freedom, she would give it up to somepony she respected, somepony she understood. She did not want to live rest of her life in chains, or be hanged in dishonorable death. She gave me choice. Choice over her precious freedom: turn her in to authorities, or have her become mine, from then into forever. Perhaps it was stupid of me. Perhaps I was naïve, back then. But I could not deny that I had developed feelings for her, and that I had come to care for her. I accepted. And, thankfully, she did not try to betray me, or stab me in back and run off to her freedom, but instead, we embraced. She was happy, even if she no longer had her freedom. She gave me her mentor's hat to give to farmers as proof that I had dealt with problem, and after I had been payed, we went off to begin new life together."
Holy shit. I think we have been officially outclassed in the story department. Most impressive.
Bretty gud, my guy.
They grin with their wide and deep smiles>>83153
When all of this is relayed over to Blue Skies, Silver sees that she evidently was not expecting this story of Silver's love. And from her facil expressions, he gets the impression that she did not, could not
Silver sighs. "I do not suppose it is typical story of ponies falling in love. But she was not typical mare. And I would not have had it any other way."
"W-what are you all smiling about?"
"Equestria could not handle simple highwaymares
near its capital for two whole decades? In modern times? In Nimbusia they would not have lasted two weeks before the Spartiates took care of them. And why would she not take those opportunities to stab her captor? Why would you allow her those opportunities? They taught us very young in Nimbusia that a simple knife left unsecured over night would be jammed in your throat by a helot before the next morning."Just ignore her. She doesn't understand>>83158Now
they show Iron their penises. And yes, they are quite a bit
larger than Iron's, either at the moment or as he recalled the state of things. Somehow they look refreshingly natural compared to their teeth or eyes
Iron is not having it. "No! I am not going to touch that! Only mares touch dicks! Get them away from me!" Iron is ready to punch.
"But you are
a mare, and a fine one at that"
"But you are
a mare, and a fine one at that"
"But you are
a mare, and a fine one at that"
Their faces become increasingly distorted, almost like venus flytraps. And yes, they come closer
Silver waves it off, not taking it to heart. "You wanted to hear story, I told you story."
Iron is confused. A mare? He looks down on his body. Are they saying the truth?
"Combat is one thing… I wanted to hear romance
If I may ask Iron a question
Does he really
want to know?
|Rolled 4 + 6|
Iron shakes his head. Even if he were actually a mare. She would not be a tramp who'd be shared by more than one stallion. Feeling confident about punching the sick mare distortions are not mares now, he puts all of his power into punching one of the 'mares' around him.
His muscles must be weaker as well
The unicorn in front of him instructs him "open wide" and with a green aura forces his mouth open
The Earth Pony behind him pulls up his tail… and mount him
At least the Pegasus isn't trying anything, so there's that
He looks almost amused at this. "Romance, hmm? I thought it was fairly romantic myself." He leans back in his seat, sighing again. "Buuuuuuuut, if you have different idea of romance, perhaps you could suggest different story for me to tell you."
She blinks. "I must admit, I am still somewhat new to Equestrian… and Severyanian culture"
|Rolled 6 + 10|
Iron attempts to throw off the mare from mounting him, moving his whole body around to make it harder for the unicorn to place any dirty stuff in his mouth and to stop the mounting from becoming a dicking. Rolling grapple.
Oh… Oh dearWhich mare is he grappling?
"So, Nimbusian, what is your people's idea of romance."
It's a grapple on the mounting pretend mare, Earth pony.
|Rolled 6 + 10|
I see That could have been so much worse>>83172
"Well, it's rarely terribly romantic, but a mare looks for a stallion possessing qualities of bravery, strength, and cunning. Often she selects a stallion with qualities like those of her mentor. And the Stallion, for his part, selects a mate with strength, beauty, and intellect. And they raise children for the service of the state, although the mare may conceive children with a stallion superior to her husband should one come by
|Rolled 11 + 10|
I guess I'll reroll because of same dice like last time when initiative was rolled between two combatants, we rerolled.
It appears that Iron is fucked
It does not enter into his body gently
>>83176>>83177Oh fuck. I can reroll grapple even when she inserts her dick into Iron's asshole/pussy, right?
|Rolled 20 + 10|
Iron grunts hard, to the point of being mistaken as a low scream. Iron keeps trying to break free from her Earth Pony captor, clearly not wanting to feel more dick inside him.
The idea that a mare would choose a stallion for quality of breeding rather than one she loves confuses Silver. "That is…interesting. But what is considered to be romantic in that society, then?"
With a mighty buck, Iron pushes it off of him…
It unleashes an unholy shriek, and the form of the Earth pony changes significantly… to a black oily goo, that is thrown many feet backwards>>83180
"I didn't say it was romantic. I was looking to Equestrian customs to be better, and instead found that outlaws are given the option of prison or marriage, and that is romance here"
Now, the pegasus takes her turn, beating her wings with a frequency more like an insect than a bird, she positions herself on Iron
|Rolled 3 + 10|
Iron is clearly panicking by the pegasus' action. His ass is a little sore from the dick assault the now gooed pretend mare gave to him "GET OFF OF ME, YOU SICK BASTARD!" Rolling grapple yet again to throw her off of him.
"It is not typical type of romance, I will admit. Hmm…" He starts thinking on other stories he could tell that would better please Blue.Basically, give me a minute to think of something else.
|Rolled 17 + 8|
"Open wide, here I come" Says the unicorn
The pegasus remains on him, his anus lubricated by blood
The Earth Pony reforms next to him, and starts feeling his body
>>83186>>83186Oh for fuck's sakes.
|Rolled 14 + 10|
Iron is scared as fuck by the appearance of the earth pony 'mare'. "GET AWAY!" I roll to grapple yet again on the pegasus while trying not to eat dick by the unicorn.
|Rolled 19 + 8|
probably need to roll one for the Unicorn as well
|Rolled 13 + 10|
Rolling grapple for avoiding dick in mouth by the unicorn.
Oh, he feels it. But the Earth pony puts and end to all of Iron's freedom, petting him… her hooves dissolve into black tar that starts to slowly envelope and encase him
Iron is able to move his mouth out of the way of the horsecock that just might have choked him to death. But he feels the black tar creeping around his body, and clinging to his fur
>>83192>>83193Mouth virginity preserved… for now
|Rolled 7 + 10|
Iron tries to shake off the goo from around him with erratic movement. "STOP! STOP THIS!" Rolling grapple on the goo to escape.
|Rolled 15 + 10|
|Rolled 15 + 6|
The goo clings and envelopes him further as the pegasus thrusts into him. The unicorn tries again, thrusting into his mouth
|Rolled 4 + 10|
>>83196BRB making new char sheet.JK>>83197
|Rolled 14 + 10|
Iron tries to grapple all three opponents off of him. "Stop! Please! I beg you!" Rolling two grapples now and the third one next post.
A number of thin, black tendrils form out from the Unicorn's back, and start to hug and caress Iron's face
The pegasus is bucked right off. But the goo now surrounds his body, and the unicorn manages the large penis right into Iron's throat
|Rolled 18 + 6|
|Rolled 13 + 10|
Iron moves his face away from them in digust and fear, but is plunged in the throat by the unicorn's dick. This is a nightmare. A terrifying nightmare. This isn't real. It can't be. More resistance from Iron, rolling a grapple on the goo encapsulating him and an unarmed attack on the invading dick in his mouth with his teeth.
He can feel the goo as it nears his ears
The unicorn moves the giant penis in and out
"You shall bear fine children yet!"
Iron's mouth is becoming very familiar with the penis inside of it. When he bites down, his tongue and lips get a very good feel and taste. It's very rubbery
I take it he wants to bite it right off
>buck off the goo
It's much too late for that by now
The pegasus flies back on Iron
|Rolled 19 + 10|
|Rolled 14 + 10|
Iron is horrified to note that he can't shake off the goo but feels weird when the rubber texture and actually good taste kick in. What is this? Nevertheless, he is not going to give up just yet. He attempts to take out the invading dicks to the best of his abilities while covered in the third pretend mare. Rolling grapple checks to take out those dicks off of him.
What is "take out?"
Either destroy the dicks inside of him with some clenching which is highly unlikely
or push them out with some muscle movements.
|Rolled 17, 18, 14, 2, 13, 5, 3, 16, 7, 4 = 99|
|Rolled 11, 7, 7, 10, 6, 3, 6, 14, 3, 5 = 72|
The Unicorn has had enough of this.
With her cacophany of tendrils she tries to grapple Iron into submission. The Pegasus, for her part, does the same. The Earth Pony grabs onto Iron like a giant amoeba
He can certainly bite and clench his partly ruptured anus, but these rubbery 'penises' for their part are resilient>>83212That's 20 appendages. but now that you mention it….
|Rolled 5, 10, 5, 15, 1, 7, 19, 10, 11, 2 = 85|
|Rolled 5, 14, 20, 5, 3, 8, 5, 10, 16, 6 = 92|
Iron would fight back still so I'll roll some grapples against all the tendrils. Should all have +10 modifier, unless the tendrils have +10 too.
Next post I'm biting and clenching those dicks even further.
|Rolled 17 + 6|
|Rolled 20 + 6|
Biting is first, clenching is second.
|Rolled 15 + 6|
Rolling confirm crit.
More than a few beaten off, more than one failed>>83215
With an anus of steel, he is able to rip the penis right off, and probably swallow it into his massive rectum
They realize that a new approach is necessary for this particular target
"A fiesty one you are"
"A fiesty one you are"
"A fiesty one you are"
The unicorn lowers down for a kiss, and the pegasus moves to place a hoof into Iron
|Rolled 4 + 6|
>>83217>Anus of steel>swallow a penis into his rectumI chuckled>>83218
|Rolled 11 + 10|
Iron attempts to fight off the kiss and hoof by the assaulting mares. "You want me to recede? Then stop trying to rape me and grow my dick already to fuck you all in your pussies!" Rolling grapple to miss the kiss and unarmed jab to bat off the hoof.
Second die is +11 because it's a jab.
|Rolled 1 + 10|
|Rolled 20 + 10|
Hoof was planted expertly and kiss missed, right?
Iron is able to kick away the pegasus on his rear
What he cannot do, is avoid the unicorn in front of him
With big black eyes, a mouth as wide as a plate, a tongue as long as a garden hose, and pencil like teeth, the unicorn kisses Iron. What happens when she makes contact is that her flesh dissolves into the wet and oily liquid that runs through Iron's mouth, into his throat, as well as onto his muzzle, and into his nostrils. The oil is seeping inside
|Rolled 11 + 10|
And now, the thin goo that covers his body makes a move of it's own to restrain him
|Rolled 6 + 10|
Iron attempts to get the unicorn to back off by more erratic movements again to limit the amount of oil seeping into him. Rolling a single grapple check to see if Iron succeeds.
|Rolled 19 + 10|
|Rolled 17 + 10|
The goo over his body cannot restrain him
But Iron cannot stop the unicorn from seeping inside of him, as the pegasus tries again on his rear
|Rolled 2 + 10|
|Rolled 18 + 10|
Iron keeps trying to throw off the two remaining mares off of him. First grapple is unicorn, second is pegasus.
No, and any attempt to breath after such intense physical activity would only draw her in further
So pegasus is thrown off I assume.
|Rolled 1 + 10|
The Earth pony wrings him once again, this time, twisting his whole structure to try to break his spine
|Rolled 7 + 10|
|Rolled 8 + 10|
Iron resists the attack but rolling opposed still
. Now he attempts to bite the current goo its entering him to try to damage it again, maybe use his throat to push it out somehow.
Roll a fortitude save
|Rolled 5 + 8|
|Rolled 1 + 8|
The pegasus now grabs each rear leg, attempting to snap them
|Rolled 1 + 10|
|Rolled 10 + 10|
|Rolled 17 + 10|
He's beat it off and pushed it so far. The goo now tries to twist his neck
Jesus fucking Christ they're relentless. Do I roll opposed or fortitude save?
Iron can hear an audible "crack" as he can no longer stand on all four legs>>83240
No, they are obviously for different legs
|Rolled 3 + 10|
|Rolled 7 + 10|
The Goo now tries to snap each of his forelegs
|Rolled 10 + 10|
Iron screams aloud, having broken one of his legs. "You bastards! I will never surrender! You are better off killing me.">>83243If he cracks my neck, I should wake up, right?
|Rolled 8 + 10|
Opposed, just in case.
Iron's left rear leg is cracked. His neck has at least one broken vertebra. But he cannot scream, as a living black goo seeps down his throat
I'm gonna head to bed. I'm fairly tired right now. Goodnight>>83184
"I don't suppose you would settle for something more slice-of-life."
|Rolled 4 + 5|
Iron's eyes are watering hard. He thinks he will pass out if this keeps up.>>83249
Rolling, but is it endurance based or not?
"You should have just accepted our ovadipositors"
Iron feels black goo entering through all orifices of his body. The last thing he hears before he passes out is a "hehehe"
Fuck. Well, what happens now? Do I wake up after having a broken neck and two broken legs or I somehow still am in this nightmare even with the intense physical and mental trauma? Anyways, you are going to bed now?
I suppose you went to bed, soI'll follow suit. Night.
Note to self: buy the ring of sustenance so I just have to sleep for 2 hours
>>83255>implying two hours of sleep isn't enough to ward off nightmares
You are better off loading the dice, bud.
Uh, what was the roll for?
I wonder if there's an item to ward against nightmares…
Well, there's always the possibility of no dreams at all to prevent bad dreams, as Comrade Glimmer said, but it is quite boring story-wise.
It seems I'll be unavailable for some time. Maybe 2 to 3 hours at the most.
Really wants to see how Dark Star responds to Silver’s story
Spark is there to respond as well
What better love story than a duel of wits and skill ending up a relationship? Nevermind your good use of english and nice fleshing out of your story. Granted you can have a rich backstory due to the age you set up, but still, pretty good.Iron may have some objections about your meeting, though.
Blue has a question
“What happened to the other two highwaymares?”
I will get to it when I can. Busy day today.
Silver's face falls into a small frown. "They…did not like, having their leader taken from them. They promised they would be back for their revenge. At time, I did not think much of it. After all, everypony said something along those lines, and after I did not hear anything about them for next 18 years, I thought they were either dead, or forgot about their revenge. But they were very much alive, and they did not forget. They went into hiding, training for coming battle, bidding their time until it was time to strike. When she was alone, and exposed.
"One day, in late spring, we decided to go camping. Me, Storm, and our three children: Silver Rain, Spectral Streak, and White Light. It was not yet too hot to do so, and we thought it would be fun family activity, something we had not done in short while. I kissed Storm, went to go get firewood for campfire, and…"
Silver looks fairly…hurt, telling this next part. He starts choking up at times. "…they arrived. They told her they were back for revenge. And what better way to hurt he who took away somepony they cared about than to…to take away somepony he cared about. I got story from Rain. She…s-she told our children to run, and not look back. But, Rain did look back, as he fled with Spec and White. He saw them fight. She tried her best, to fight them off, but they were too strong for her. She did not have any weapon with her to fight back besides her hooves. And…and…" If Silver had any tears left to cry, they have been cried a long time ago. But it doesn't stop him from looking sadder than Blue has ever seen him before. "…they cut her down. Just as I came back into view with firewood. They killed her. Stabbed right through chest, throat slit. There was…nothing…I could have done. She was dead long before I got to her." His foreleg starts to shake. "Then I felt this…rage…like nothing I had ever felt before. It was raging inferno, filling my entire being. It consumed me. My vision went red, so red I can not remember seeing anything but red, until…I snapped. I can not know what I did to them exactly, but they were both in pieces when I came to, carved up by ax I had brought to collect firewood, all scattered around camp."
Through out the telling of the first story, Blue can only give him questions that betray her lack of comprehension of the emotion behind the story. “Why would the equestrian military allow highwaymares run smock within eyesight of the capital for 20 years? Why would she agree to be captured when she had two allies in reserve? Why would you not disable or kill her right there? Why would she not kill you or run after your failure to disable her?”
But this story clicks
with her, and she smiles in appreciation
"I begged, pleaded to all deities I knew of. Celestia, Luna, Harmony, the old gods and goddesses, those deities of lands I had only heard of. I prayed, to both those I was worthy of and those I was not, to bring her back to me. I held her bloody corpse in my embrace, myself covered in her blood, my blood, blood of highwaymares, as I cried harder than I ever did before. I promised anything and everything to bring her back. To suffer pain of thousand deaths. To weather weight of world on my shoulders. Anything to bring my angel, my Storm, back to me. But I did not hear anything back.
"Next day, I buried her in front of our house, facing east so she could always watch sunrise each morning, like we used to do while we were together. I fell into deep depression after that, lasting for couple years. It was only my foals, and my duty to take care of them, raise them, that kept me going despite that deep sadness in me, that hollow feeling I had now that she no longer was there. Without them, I do not know how I could have gone on."
Dark Star smiles as he hears silvers story
"She sounded like a wonderful mare.">>83174>>83268>>83270>>83271>although the mare may conceive children with a stallion superior to her husband should one come by
Dark Stars gets up trying to hide the Sour expression on his face and walks over to glimmering glass
"Give me 2 of your strongest drinks one for the old stallion and one for me."
Silver looks up at Star from the sad place he's in. "…Are you sure that is wise idea, with this mission so close?"
>>83269He definitely hinted that she died violently>>83271
“Your story of intentionally avoiding victory for the sake of…” She seems confused for a moment “I guess you would call it ‘honor,’ is strange to me. If these highwaymares had a functional sense of self preservation, they would have killed you as soon as you turned your back to them. This idea that thieves would be so impressed by superior swordsmanship that they would follow you to the gallows… I would have hated to explain to the mothers of wagon drivers that their colts died because of the proud and fatal assumptions of bounty hunters. If I had been the highwaymare I certainly would have killed you for your hubris. It seems to have worked out well for you though. Very well in fact.”
“But this story of revenge - whether after 18 years over a life lost, or after 18 minutes for a lost family… that
And to his last story:
“Curwhinny almost makes sense”>>83272
Blue is a little confused
“Is something wrong?”
"I am glad, at least, that you have found one story you understand." He looks back at the photo in his grasp. "I suppose it is why I was reminded of her, when we read that passage from Curwhinny's book. It reminded me of that day, holding her in my hooves…">>83275
Silver eventually decides to just shrug. "If it is what you think is best…"
She pats him
“I’m sorry that you lost them…”
He tries to shake it off, but she can see him smile. "Ah. It is nothing to apologize for. It was many years ago, and there was nothing you could have done to change outcome, obviously. I am glad to be able to share story after so long. And I still have my children, even if they have grown up and have lives of their own." His voice returns to a more somber note. "That is, if they did not perish during Great War."
With mixed relief and concern
“And I had thought they had died right then and there. What happened to them?”
|Rolled 6 + 7|
"Silver's story got to me."
|Rolled 1 + 7|
"you haven't heard from them?">>83283
I wonder if Ash's player is currently in flight somewhere. He usually is around here by now.>>83284
How do you communicate edgy noises to other ponies? Do you emulate the riff of the ultimate edge song?
"I do not know, for certain. I have not heard from them since end of war." He pulls out three more photos, one for each of his children, grown into adults.
The first is labeled 'Silver Rain'. It's of a pegasus, wearing a dapper gambler suit and hat, looking like he'd fit right in in Las Pegasus. He looks strong, about as strong as Silver, a bit fluffy from the bits of exposed coat in the photo, and his wings even folded against his suit look like they're big and broad, and well suited for flying. His hooves look like they've been in many hoof fights before, even through the immaculate care that's been given to them. His hair is blown back naturally like his mother's. His eyes look like they have a fire inside them just waiting to be released. "Silver Rain was my oldest. Our firstborn. He was a feisty one, even when he could barely walk on all hour legs. He definitely inherited his mother's fury. You can see it in his eyes, so much like hers they were. Combined with strength he got from me, he would have made for fine warrior. But, he decided against that life, and after witnessing death of Storm…he changed, from what I knew. Before, he was always wanting to adventure, to see something new, but after, he became…distant. Left as soon as he was able, with only parting goodbye to me and his siblings. Last I heard, he was involved in some…unsavory business in Las Pegasus, though I am not sure if anything came from investigations or not."
The second photo is of another pegasus, labeled 'Spectral Streak'. He's leaner than Rain, and despite his slightly smaller wings he looks like he's faster than him, too, but the look in his eyes suggests that it's not just his body that's fast. In his steel gaze, he looks like he could see things faster than most ponies, like he could recognize the slightest of movement in an instant. His hair is cut short, like a military cut. In the photo, he's in an Equestrian military base, dressed up in an officer's uniform, with a scoped Lavender rifle at his side. The patches on his uniform, combined with the other equipment he carries, suggests he was a Captain in a recon company. "Spectral Streak. I saw so much of myself in him, even if he was not so strong. From his mother, he got her ability to laugh, and see joy in everything. He was always looking to fight, but unlike me, when he fought, he wanted it to be to protect others, to fight for those who could not. And even if he did not have my strength, he had more than double courage that Storm and I had. And he was good with rifle. Great, even. Perhaps one of best. In service, he was so lethal at range, his fellow soldiers had nickname for him: White Death. Funny, considering his sister's name. Last I heard, he was on Western Front, though it would not surprise me to learn if he had been recalled to East after New Mareland invaded to provide support for defensive forces."
The third photo is of a unicorn, labeled 'White Light'. She's a jaw-droppingly beautiful mare, with long hair tied up into ponytails and a smile that would melt even the coldest of hearts around her. She doesn't look very physically impressive, especially compared to her brothers, but her eyes carries an intelligence neither her father or mother has. She's wearing a set of mage's robes worn by head mages of the Equestrian Mage's Guild. "White Light. My daughter. I do not know where she got it from, but she was probably smartest pony I have ever known. She could figure out answers to questions in very short amount of time. She always wanted to learn, to find out something new. On her own, she was good with magic, but with spellbook in front of her, she was able to do anything. And she loved to laugh, even more so than Spec. Her laughter could brighten up anypony's day. Last I heard, she was in Canterlot, doing research for Equestria into combat spells to help during war."
She ruffles his fur with her hoof, pushing back hair and rubbing his skin
“It’s okay to show emotion little colt”>>83287
After hearing all this, she looks at him
“Do you want me to research into what happened to them?”
He smiles at her. "You do not have to, but…it would be appreciated."
"Emotion is weakness."
She frowns with medium concern. “That was the opinion of my father. step-father.”>>83289
“Like my family they are probably still alive out there. Somewhere. Unlike my family, I think they would be happy to see you”
"I hope so, I will admit. But with what chaos we went through during and after war, I do not know."If you want me to tell you what happened to them OOC, let me know. Otherwise, whatever you decide to come up with is acceptable.In the meantime, I'll be right back. Got dinner to eat.
“I don’t miss him anymore than he misses me”
And I'm back.
"Tell me about him."
Let me catch up..
Last I knew, I left Sister Ash holding a crying filly, somewhere around 6 in the evening..>>83298
Apparently people liked the story well enough.
Heyo, Iron is a little bit of a mental wreck atm. Be careful of entering the room he's in unless it is time to go for both of them.
I can never sleep during the day unless I'm sick.
Sister Ash is still trying to make Abby feel better.
"Ocean Wind was from one of the aristocratic families of Thessaloneighki. Great big dark blue white stallion. Brown mane, moderate beard. He was never a soldier, although he certainly had the attitude of one. Stern and Stoic, he thought of it as tough love to his children. At one point he managed a cloud factory in the Eastern Riverlands. That is what he wanted for me, to follow him in some sort of weather management. He thought that there was something unique and wonderful in the power of bringing the rains that made the crops grow. He was disappointed when I could not even move a cloud"
Oh, Her Luminous Armor Wore off 5 hours after she cast it. It's probably gone by now. Her AC is now once again 10.
She still has the strength damage though. Her strength will be 6 for the next day or so.
>>83303>He was disappointed when I could not even move a cloud
"That's sad. what happend after that?"
Caleb's armor is also gone, but only Sister Ash's abilities we're damaged.
That does not sound good, right?
Sacrifice component: Damaged abilities in exchange for a moderately above-average powered spell means a that a caster can't just spam a bunch of sanctified spells without crippling themselves for weeks.
She takes a -2 penalty to both attack rolls and damage rolls, and can only carry up to 60 pounds.
Silver seems confused by this. "I thought all pegasi could manipulate clouds to some extent."
Nah, it's not that big a deal for me.
Kind of a shame that I cast it without taking any hits though. What a waste..
I need to step out.
"It was the first of many disappointments evidently. He made me try again. I didn't simply fail, I failed magnificently. Sometimes gliding through the mist. I wanted to be more like my mother anyways, and her bloodline. Soldiers as far back as even into Thermponyle, not that he didn't have some of the same on his side. My brother… I scarce want to say his name, 'Cape Geese,' had been injured severely many years before in a jousting competition and nearly died. It changed his personality. At least that is what I told everyone. I was a very young foal when that happened. But he did not want the same to happen to me and forbade me from doing that. And I obeyed, as I didn't see the point in some of the jousting. But what I could do was join the Crypteia, and in that he was not terribly supportive either">>83311
"To some extent, yes. But like all things, nature has not distributed the gift equally. And some are better or worse than others"
"Hmm. I suppose I can understand that much." He pats his horn, useful for only telekinesis and producing a limited amount of light, or as a makeshift stabbing implement.It's a bit of a lucky break that Glass didn't actually give Star that alcohol he ordered.
Dark Star hugs her when she starts talking about her brother
"what was your mom like?"
"Yes, it is essentially similar to unicorn magic in that regard. While every Narwhal can lift a pen, only some can do the fancy parlor tricks those Unicorns in Wittenland base their form of government off of. And so it is that while nigh every Pegasus can walk on clouds, not all of them can kick them into vapor"Why?>>83317
*comforted cooing noises*
"She was more… Involved with the family. More direct and around us. That being despite the fact that she was a full Hoplite Soldier, who left on occasions for excursions to the West and towards the griffin lands. She was named Western Skies, perhaps for the fact that she was among the noble Pegasi who controlled them. She was proud, definitely. She managed to be the loving parent I desperately needed. When my father's plan for me didn't work out, she supported my efforts to join the citizen's military. I was not going to Hoplite. But I could be
" she looks away "could have been - a reconnaissance scout, with my small size and relative stealth"
He actually seems amused by the name. "Narwhal? I don't believe I've heard that one before."I don't imagine it's a very good idea to get drunk immediately before a stealth mission.
"Bonehead, Pokey, Pickle skulls… We had many names for flightless ponies"
"it sounds like you took after her."
Dark Star smiles
"…pfffffft…" Silver leans back in his seat and laughs at the variety of names for a few seconds before wiping a tear of joy from his face. "Bonehead I have heard before, but never have I heard 'pickle skull'. That is probably funniest name I have heard yet."
"I tried to. She was a great source of inspiration for me. Seeing her in full armor was… almost awe inducing. I don't mean to say that Ocean Wind provided nothing. He showed what a pegasus could be, and to see his piety beneath the great Doric columns of the temple of Bellerophron… To see my mother in formation with the other hoplites across clear blue skies… There was something inspiring about the setting. A real feeling of being a part of something graceful, ancient, and noble">>83322
"There are less polite ways of saying much the same, if you get my meaning"
All of these stories has the sorcerer and the player speechless.
Alright, I'm back.
Sister Ash is still holding Abby Willows (with slight difficulty: she's only got 6 Str).
"Oh, I imagine. I imagine there are many names related to phalluses for us unicorns where you come from. But, in end, they are just names. They are not what define us. Much as myriad names for pegasi do not define who you are, nor do myriad names for earth ponies define who Dark Star is."
For the record, I'm now officially available as well, though I don't know what the GM will do after the whole passing out deal.
I guess we should meet up with the rest of the party.
I was gonna leave after putting Abby to bed, but I see now that it's too early for that.
She’s almost to cooing, but there is a sort of fear emanating from her>>83326
“True. Your lack of wings and the capacity for flight is what defines you all”
She spreads now her great wings, fairly wide and long, with large feathers of an Azure White coloration. These have been very well kept and cleaned.
Sister Ash pets her softly.
".. Don't fret now.."
Silver laughs. "Also true, in way I suppose. But that is what makes pegasi unique from rest of us. Like our horns and our ability to use magic makes unicorns unique from other ponies, and natural strength and connection to nature makes earth ponies unique." He looks over her wings, silently admiring their beauty.
"you are quite Graceful and Noble."
“We are still not safe”>>83331
She moves around her wings to show them off, and any other parts of her body should Silver’s eyes imply an interest. She cannot fully extend her wings, however, owing to the limited space in the bar
“It is what makes us the guardian protectors. The tip of the spear”
Dark Star strokes her wings
"Your wings are beautiful."
She spreads a wing and places it next to Dark Star, rubbing against his fur with the tip
"And our magic is what makes us ideal supporters and suppressors. Deadly magic aimed at the enemy, protective shields for our allies. With earth ponies to take command of ground with their strength and their own special magic? Together all three pony races are nigh unstoppable, when we work together." Silver's eyes are mostly focused on her wings, but he does find an interest in the general beauty of the pegasus. "You are beautiful mare, if I am allowed to say so. Dark Star is lucky to have you."
>>83338>tfw have to do child counseling in an RPG
This is difficult…
Nobody said the path of the exalted would be easy though..
Dark Star Tickles her wing
Well, you probably have played a lot more than the others here, so you would be looking for a challenge, either RP-wise or mechanically. Hope you got what you're looking for.
Not really. I've only played once "whole" campaign.
I've just been reading books about it a lot since, because I was really eager to play another one.
Let me step out again. I'll think of what to say to Abby later.
I'll take smol nap while Ash thinks up what to say if he comes back. See you guys in half an hour or one hour.
Her right wing is extended out towards Dark Star, and she resumes her trademark smile with new confidence from Dark Star’s remarks. With permission from Silver’s glance she moves a little away from the table, exposing her frame and her right hind leg to him. Her neck is slim, and though her chest is large and does not show the ribs, with just a few tufts of fur, her barrel is more slender around her barrel. It’s a body shape that is more normal for larger equines like Alicorns, but less common for smaller ponies. Her hips are fairly wide and her right thigh is far from scrawny. Her right hind leg is slender, with small tufts of fur around her fetlocks, and well trimmed hooves. Her tail is long and straight, and of the same French Sky Blue color as her mane, though it does not touch the floor. Her wings, and where they meet her back have as much muscle mass and her hind legs. Her left wing is extended so far that it is the length of the table, now going around Dark Star, and they are wide as well. While it would be very presumptuous to say that she is the most beautiful mare Silver has seen in his long and well traveled life (sans his wife of course). What would be fair to say is that she tries to be pretty, and it has had some payoff. She smells of lavender… or is that Dark Star?
“Just remember that in peacetime, the royal guard and the Wonderbolts were dominated by Pegasi, and during the war, both side used Pegasi as their special forces and swift hitters. And there is a reason for that”
He wing moves a little recoiling from the tickling, but remains outstretched to Dark Star, as she tries to place a wing around him
>>83346"Indeed, Dark Star is lucky stallion."
He tries and mostly fails to hide the fact that he does indeed find her to be gorgeous, and probably one of the prettier mares he's met, mostly for Dark Star's sake rather than anypony else's. Storm Warning, however, still stays the most beautiful mare Silver's ever seen, bar none.
"And much like pegasi, unicorns were integral part of not just special forces, but of all divisions. Mage companies helped to keep our armies healthy and protected in addition to fighting on front lines, and in peacetime, unicorns helped to pioneer many technologies with help from earth pony ingenuity."
"Yes i am."
Dark Star Smiles>>83348
Dark Star tries not to notice silver making eyes>>83347
Dark Star Strokes Blue's mane
Blue Skies, for her part, makes no effort to hide how she revels in the attention. She if goes at Dark Star’s remarks. Whereas before her right though had been crossed left over the bottom of her belly, while her leg hung out towards the right, she moves her right stifle outwards, allowing a full view of her barrel between her thighs and her two small teats. Then she crosses her left leg over her right stifle, an act that makes it easier for her to lean towards Dark Star, to her left. Should he look at her flanks, he can see her cutie mark: a sword or knife with golden wings around it
“Oh I know. I’ve been told many times of these mixed units. ‘Combined arms’ they call it. It is good to make the best of what you have. Because if Equestria had had enough Pegasi to fill its divisions with only Pegasi, they would have won”>>83349
She likes the stroking, and leans in towards Dark Star. She smiles at him
Dark Star kisses her on the forehead
Her ears twitch just a little as he does this, and her smile changes from her normal to warm
"Perhaps. Then again, weaponry and tactics required to bring down changeling panzers does not suit pegasus flight quite like it does unicorn magic. I have heard tales of some unicorns' spells being strong enough to disable or even outright destroy panzers, should they manage to hit their magazines, treads, or other weak spots."
He doesn't try to spend too much time looking at her teats out of respect for Dark Star and his relationship with Blue, but he does note that they're the typical size he would expect for a pegasus of her stature, and that they're of a similar beauty to the rest of her body. What he does take an interest in is the mark on her flanks. "Your talent mark. How did you earn it, if I may ask?"
Dark Star plays with her ears
"your laugh is beautiful.">>83353
Dark Star shoots him a glare
Fug it. I'll try to tell it like it is from the perspective of the Catholic-hippie-pangan-taoist-buddhist-dragonkin persona I've created.
Sister Ash pauses for some time, still holding Abby to her fluff as she strokes the little filly's mane.
".. The world, as it is, isn't a very safe place…" She says, after a minute
".. It can be frightening, cruel, and unfair, full of dangerous crestures; you had to learn that the hard way…" She continues
"But the world isn't terrible either.. It's bountiful and full of beautiful things; full of mysteries and magick in every corner of the realm. There's plenty in the world to be afraid of, but that just means there's so much more worth protecting…"
She nudges the filly slightly
".. Like you.." she says, softly
".. There's so much in this world worth protecting: the trees in the valley, the meadows, the ponies running through them.. There's so much to keep safe, but only so many ponies who can do it…"
Then she pauses, as if unsure how to continue
"Nopony can protect everything all on their own, but everypony has something they want to protect.. Some ponies want to protect their country, others want to protect themselves, for some it's their family, and for others it's only themselves.. Protecting things is part of what makes life meaningful; what keep ponies going in this beautiful and dangerous world. The thing you want to protect defines what you are, but you don't have to decide that so early on…."
"The Sisters in this abbey are all here, because they've chosen to protect.. They want to protect you, and your friends, even if they can't always do it all themselves.. Foals like you.. aren't at an age when they can completely protect themselves, so they need help, from grown-ups, and from eachother.. You weren't completely wrong about being helpless, but you'll grow up one day, and then you'll have something you want to protect too…"
Then she turns the filly to make eye contact with her
"..But in the meantime.. Please let us try again to protect you.. Okay?" She asks, almost pleadingly
“Oh yes, let grounded ponies fight winged Changelings. Please, unless a unicorn has a special talent as a tank destroyer, they are not of much more use than any other pony. Against the more more modern machinations de la guerre you want nothing less than equal machines. Anti tank guns, bombers, artillery, other tanks.”
“My cutie mark?” She smiles, takes her left leg and moves it down, showing her teats again, and it may be noted that their size implies that she has never been pregnant. She moves her right stifle in, and once again her right flank faces silver, allowing him to see her cutie mark right side up
“This happened as I was with a group of fillies in school. During the summer they would take us out for mock excercises. Like a sort of foretaste of the agoge trials we would take when we were older. One of the exercises was to decide the foals into teams, and go out into the woods and try to take the flag from the opposing team’s base. I separated from my group, and found their little base soon enough, though they had many guards. I managed to sneak around them, and take it right under their noses. When I got back to base, I had the flag in hoof, and this on my flank. The opposing team was genuinely baffled as to how I had find it. It relieved my mother, as I had been among the last in my age group to get her cutie mark.”>>83354
Her ears flinch and twitch in response to his touching. They are somewhat long, and relatively fluffy with her azure white fur
She looks at her, touched in part and unsatisfied in part
“But they couldn’t protect us before”
"Hmm. That is interesting story." Getting the idea from Dark Star that he should stop eyeing his marefriend, lest things sour between them, Silver goes back to looking at her, face-to-face. "So, these agoge trials, are they similar to this game of capture-flag you played as filly?"
>>83358reeeeeeeeee I'm not qualified to take care of children
Sister Ash hugs the filly tighter for a few seconds
".. They couldn't.. but they did everything they they could.. I did everything I could.. So if you have it in you, could you trust us with another chance..?"
>>83360Dude, just lie and tell her that a white knight hero will come and save everyone. That lie works with real children, it works even better in a world where heroes actually exist
She is silent for a long while. Finally she says “I guess”>>83359
“I thought I told you about those? Not quite, they involve racing, tests of stealth, and combat competitions. They are the tests you must pass to become a citizen. Or that’s how it used to be”
"I do not believe you did. But that could just be my forgetfulness." He shrugs it off. "It certainly does sound like your people held warriors in high regard."
Sister Ash hugs her harder
"… Thank you…" she says softly
“Indeed we we did. We were ruled by warriors. We were the protectors of the pony nations of the East”>>83365
She is silent, but accepting
"Hmm. A noble goal."
“That what I believed. Protector of the East against the griffins, the changelings, and the enemies within”
He raises an eyebrow. "Changelings? In Griffonia?"
“Yes. Not anywhere as aggressive or industrial as those of the West, so no, no mass swarms. No tanks either”>>83368
She smiles, and it almost seems that she starts to coo. Like a pigeon
Has she finished eating?
Dark Star Turns to Glimmering Glass
"would you get my Mare Friend, a maretini?"
Now he seems doubly interested. "What else do you know about these changelings in East?"
She is comforted somewhat>>83373
More or less. There are some items remaining on the plate>>83374
"Sure thing. Coming right up">>83375
"What do you want to know?"
"These changelings, were they like those in Equestria before Chrysalis came along? Preferring to keep hidden and let us live our lives without interference?"
>>83376>There are some items remaining on the plate
Eventually, Sister Ash nudges Abby once more with her muzzle.
".. You didn't eat all day.. You should finish up before bed."
"I can't say I have much experience with Western Changelings before Chrysalis, so I cannot speak to them. But I can say that the Eastern hives tended to keep to themselves. I heard in Farbrook they would walk through the streets, no disguise, and ask ponies for love, usually through a trade. That was of course before it was discovered that Changelings were monsters and that stopped. Some of the more aggressive hives would send out disguised changelings to other lands, or swap foals. None would raid in swarms."
She is a little grumpy to this, but obeys
Fillies need to eat.
Sister Ash puts her down by the desk.
"It was discovered they were monsters… after the trade for love thing? That didn't come off as monstrous right away?"
He hands over a finished maretini>>83381
She reluctantly picks up a fork
Well obviously that wouldn't allow her to fork things into her mouth>>83382
She shrugs, herself at a loss to explain the cultural attitudes of other nations
"They were very kind and trusting"
Dark Star hoofs it over to Blue
I kind of assumed that most ponies would just put their faces to the plates. They seemed to do so quite a bit in the show, except for a few pompous unicorns.
I think Applejack did that as a sign that she was uncultured, and Rainbow Dash did that deliberately in the Indiana Jones episode to gross out the others>>83386
"Why thank you"
She takes the drink, and gives him her smile
"Changelings here were…" He seems to struggle to find the right word. "…let us say 'isolated'. They had prejudices against ponykind, believed that ponies could never truly accept them for what they were. Equestrians were prejudiced against changelings, believing them to have something to hide. No one knows where it started, or who started it, but we had been at odds for many years. It was rarer than rare for those two to interact openly. Sometimes, it was peaceful. At other times…not so much. Changelings, instead, for the most part preferred to stay silent, and separate, only interacting through their disguises to acquire love for their hives, which were often very far from civilization. There were stories, of course, of them stealing foals from homes, but back then one could argue it was just stories meant to frighten young foals and naïve ponies. Now, I am not so sure, myself.
"Either way, I imagine many Equestrians would gladly take these changelings of East, these ones you speak of having been in Farbrook, over what we have to deal with now. Even with our misgivings about these bugs">>83383>>83386>>83388
Silver stares oddly at the tiny mixed drink given to Blue. He looks confused as to why such a thing exists.
"They are real"
She takes a sip from her drink
"I am sure they would. Chrysalis seems to have taken the world by surprise"
I think I can recall a few other scenes where ponies would just walk up and take a bite out of whatever they were eating. I think I've only seen a fork like once in the whole show.>AJ>Uncultured
Well, anyway, Sister Ash let's Abby finish her meal before she gets ready to take the tray away.
"Indeed. She needs to be stopped, before we allow her to gain even more strength." He continue to stares at the drink. "Is that even good drink? Or is it like those meals they serve at fancy restaurants I keep hearing about: artsy, with no real substance?"
She's going to wait for her to finish? Alright.
After a few more minutes, Abby finishes her dinner>>83392
She smiles at Dark Star
"It is indeed a good drink"
Yes. She waits for her to finish.
She came under the premise of bringing her dinner.
"Feeling better?" She asks
"I will never understand drinking alcohol." I say with glass still at my side.
"I guess…" She says>>83395
Blue Skies's facial expression changes to fear, then to abject horror as her jaw drops
"Is that the same drink you bought two days ago?
"Yes. Why does this shock you?"
Silver looks like he doesn't know what to think about that realization.
*Pets filly one more time*
"That's a start then." she says, as she floats the empty tray
"You'd best get ready for bed soon. You were up all night last night afterall.." continues
"It's not even 6 yet!">>83397
She can only stare in fear>>83398
"I take it only vodka will do for you?"
"What? Why are you looking at me like that?"
Fuck. I didn't know the time. I thought it was 7-ish.
Also, I have to sleep now. I'll finish this some other time.
"its going to ferment.">>83389
"im not a fan of maretinis myself."
"Isn't that what alcohol does anyway?"
Eh, maybe 7ish>>83401
She breaks eye contact>>83403
"Why did you get me the maretini?"
I should go to bed too unless you have something else for me, GM.
This actually makes him smile. "I am more partial to bourbon than vodka, myself."
"i thought you liked them."
"You say you are from Stalliongrad, Sait Petershoof I think, but then you said you were doing work in the vicinity of Ponyville. And 18 years after that, you were attacked by bandits who originated from somewhere around the area of Ponyville"
She thinks this is a question>>83408
"they why did you frown at me?"
"It seemed odd that you would give me drinks that you didn't like">>83411I mean, he can wake up
"i like hard liquor more than fancy drinks."
"Such is life of mercenary. You go where work is, or where you think work will be. As for Ponyville job, I got tip off for work near there as I was travelling in region. I forget who gave me tip, then…" He rubs his chin in thought as he tries to figure out who gave him the original tip, but he comes up with nothing.
"You think Storm Warning was looking for a knight in shining armor to rescue her from her life of boring maidenhood?">>83414
"Why is that? And why do you give me the fancy drinks then?">>83416
KEK>>83418His rectum swallowed it. Of course it's living matter like The thing, so that just means it made its home in his ass, but still>>83413
Silver gets a good laugh from this. "Her? Pfft, nah. Well, perhaps not in that
particular fashion. But it could be she made extra sure to spread word of her band's deeds as far and wide as possible, to bring in more bounty hunters after her."
>>83419I'll assume he got at least a quarter of his health back, maybe half.
Iron wakes up, panting heavily. His coat is sweaty, his hindlegs feel weak, forelegs are heavy on him. He throws away the blankets that he was on, looking for any damage on his supposedly broken legs and bloodied anus, unsure if it was a dream or some sick, twisted reality he was stuck on.
"Unless she had a death wish - and it sounds like she may have - that makes little sense to me. If I were a thief in a forest, the last thing I would want is for everypony to know that there is a thief in a forest">>83422
Nope, he is not dripping blood from his anus. He does feel like he might have a mild case of colic. There is a pain in his mid to lower intestine. Must be from the grass he ate yesterday
"Perhaps she did. All I know is that she felt unfulfilled. She had lost all feeling like she was challenged, so she tried to bring bigger challenges to her, until she would either be matched, or be beaten."
She looks at him
"That's kind of scary. Imagine if a creature with that kind of attitude took control of an entire nation, rather than just a three pony band of highway mares"
>>83423>looks up colic on web browser>find out Iron can die from colic>inb4 Iron dies from eating grass of all thingsOr, you know, the thing has nestled inside me and is waiting on Iron going to sleep again to start eating his insides
Iron breathes a sigh of relief followed by a grunt, lightly rubbing his belly. He groans in mild pain. He slowly stands up from the bed and lazily walks outside of his room. He decides to explore the abbey some more, maybe hoping to see some of the rescued foals to see how they are doing so far.
"I suppose we are lucky, then, that neither of our naitons have had leader like that."
Her offended look suggests that she interpreted his statement as intended ironically. She takes a sip of her drink.>>83426
The foals seem to be released from dinner when Iron comes out, transitioning from a cafeteria to a common area. The Sisters seem sort of surprised to see him, while the foals are less afraid than they were the day before
"i didnt know if you would like it or not.">>83427>>83425
"heh i wouldn't exactly say lucky."
Iron is relieved by the receding fear the foals have on him. He is interested in that unicorn foal that was very clingy to Ash, just in case he might act dumb some more in front of him with some small teasing.
She smiles and places a hoof over Dark Star's shoulder after he makes that last comment>>83430
The small unicorn foal is not in the common area. When Iron looks around, he can find the small foal in a high chair in the dining area as a Sister tries to feed him
Iron watches intently at the scene.
He raises his hooves in innocence, and smiles awkwardly. "No, no, I did not mean it like that. For what I think of your Duke, I do not think he is like that."
A sister takes teaspoons of honey out of a jar, and seems to be feeding it to the foal>>83433
She looks at him more
"You don't seem to be willing to chose him over Chrysalis"
Huh, seems the foal is acting more civilized than he expected. Strange. He hissed and was relatively angry at Iron on his trip here, which was rather endearing for him. Iron watches some more, just to make sure he doesn't do any funny business.
The sister notices Iron
Dark Star Puts his arm around her neck
"I don't suppose you are happy to call your new government your ruler either in Nimbusia."
Iron is a bit embarrased. "Oh, sorry. I did not mean to be a nuisance. How is the colt you are feeding doing? He seems quite different from yesterday when he was brought back here."
"Of course I would, but that does not mean I want
to choose him. It is choice between giving up our sovereignty to foreign power we do not feel cares for us, or being slaves to creatures that feed on emotions. It is choice between two evils for us, even if one is clearly lesser."
"I left there before they let the boneheads vote" she says with a slight disgust>>83437
She smiles, as she likes this>>83439
"We think his digestive system suffered partial damage from starvation. He refuses any solid foods, but we discovered he will eat honey. I am trying to mix in vitamins">>83440
"You know the new Marelanders are your own Equestrian kind, right? Descendants of the same three tribes, worship the same religion, speak the same language, have the same basic legal system, had entirely the same history for 500 years and a linked history for 500 years after that… They had the same sovereign until living memory. And that to you is 'foreign'? They have more in common than either does to any
eastern pony nation, or really than the Eastern pony have with each other. If The Duke is 'a foreigner,' then so is the Mi Amore dynasty the Equestrians installed as a puppet government over the crystal ponies"
Iron is not happy with this response. "Will he recover with the vitamins you are putting in the honey?"
"But do New Marelanders view themselves as Equestrians? Or do they view themselves as New Marelanders?"
"I'm glad you made it out. There is no place for ponies like us to go though. We are stuck here."
"That is what we are hoping, yes">>83443
"From speaking to them, they have more of an identity than as simply another Equestrian dominion, to be sure>>83444
"Do you believe we deserve to be stuck here?"
Snoonetdoodle is not quite touched>>83447
Iron cocks his head. "What do you mean, hoping? If a pony eats food again, then he should be cured of any starvation, right?"
"Do you believe we should be stuck here? As in do we as defeated ponies of a nation that fought against the Duke deserve to be stuck on a land that at any moment can be consumed by the changelings?"
"500 years is long time. It is half lifespan of Equestria. In that time, they have developed their own culture, their own history. They developed their own accents to speak. They have developed their own denominations of Celestialism. They have their own flora, and fauna, that they recognize and study. They made their own businesses. They have their own holidays. They had their own laws. By time they had declared their independence, all that linked New Mareland to Equestria was that we were both nations of ponies, and that long ago, we were one. Fairly flimsy link, as you have pointed out.
"New Mareland is New Mareland. Equestria is Equestria. In end, they are just as foreign to us as we are to them. And as they would not want to be ruled by us Equestrians, we Equestrians do not want to be ruled by them."
She moves closer to Iron, as if to say this only to Iron
"When the body is deprived of food for too long, it starts to cannibalize itself, destroying its own organs for sustenance. The intestines are among those. We think that this process started on this foal, and it means that he is not taking solid foods well. That is why we are giving him honey, for the hope that he will recover">>83450
She folds her ears back
"… I… no?">>83451
"Then maybe the Equestrians should have left them alone, and allowed them to have their own destiny"
"Help me with these political debates, Dark Star"
"I can't blame New Mareland for what happened and how they treat us now. But most of us didn't want anything to do with a war. A few may have just because Celestia said so, and of course we followed what she said. But now we are doomed to die for something we had no control of, unless the changelings can be defeated, in which case we are at the mercy of the Duke for the rest of our lives."
Iron thinks he understands. He starts to whisper. "Anything in particular that is needed to boost his recovery? There must be something to restore his body from starvation." He thinks some more. "Are the other foals that we brought back having this problem as well?"
"The other foals are not. They say that this particular foal was kept in a cage. I am trying to add vitamins to the honey, which itself is high enough in calories, and sweet enough for him to take it">>83454
"Which is why we intend to keep back Chrysalis. Ask this guy here why he does not want to help"
"And maybe New Mareland should have recognized that we are stronger together, and put aside their differences with us to fight against Chrysalis. Maybe they should not have acted so rash, when they interfered in tricky political situation. But they did not recognize this, and they did act rash. And now, these should haves and should have nots will serve us no purpose.">>83456
"You are not keeping them back. They are holding back of their own accord, building strength while they have no enemies attacking. If they decided to attack, New Mareland would not have enough forces here to do even half of what Equestria was doing by end of war."
Right. He forgot about that. "It seems you have this under control." Iron thinks some more. "Tell me, who is the most knowledgable pony about the religion in this building? I want to ask a few questions about it."
"In fairness, we declared war on them. Not much they could have done to stay out of political situations from that.">>83456
"However… he makes a good point. You aren't prepared for a war. Tell me, why were you so excited to get those books?"
She look at him with mild annoyance
"Equestria declared war first
. Before the Changeling invasion. They openly supported the Iconoclast griffins in their war against us, even sending expeditionary forces. It is Equestria that had the power to recognize that they were stronger with their old dominion than without it. They left New Mareland no choice"
"Have you ever thrown meet to distract attacking dogs?">>83458
"That would be Sister Marery">>83459
"We are preparing
for a war"
"Did New Mareland attack griffons first?"
"Thank you. I will leave you be now." Iron now looks for this sister Marey. He thinks it was the mare that greeted him and Ash last night, but maybe it was Thyme. He doesn't really remember.
"A different set of griffins, yes">>83462
After asking around, he finds Sister Marery
"the duke has a war to win in the east. if you want some one to protect equestria, im going to be running next election." celestia did."
Iron pokes Marey. "Excuse me, are you going to be busy soon? I wanted to ask some questions."
"Oh… Questions about what?"
"Well, you never really finished explaining about how relationships have this natural order to them. It was you who told me that when I asked to sleep on the same quarters as Ash last night, right?
"I believe so, yes"
"Well, you never did finish your explanation and now that I have time to spare, I would like to know."
She tries to ponder the best way of explaining it
"You know how the lock only makes sense with the key, and the key only makes sense with the lock? Both are useless without the other"
"So, let me get this straight: New Mareland declared their independence, abandoned concept of Harmony, this ideology that promotes peaceful cooperation between countries that had been rooted in Equestrian culture for millennia, and then, when they declared war on griffon neighbors against Equestria's earlier wishes, they act surprised and outraged when Equestria comes to aid of griffons who were attacked first? Surely they must have seen that coming, and knew what they were going to cause."
"Huh? 'luck' makes sense with the 'peaks'? Is that a complex metaphor?" Iron cocks his head. Perhaps Marey should consider more natural objects to compare it with.
"I hope that goes well.">>83471
"You call armed conflict aid? What right did we have to war against a nation that declared independence? They fought against those that would have conquered New Mareland if they had the chance. And since when do we use war as our first means of settling the issue? Had we learned nothing from the Elements?"
"tell your pony friends. Dark Star Cares about them."
"Had New Mareland learned anything from Elements? For 500 years, their neighbors did not try to conquer them. Even with Equestria being so far away and so unprepared for war, they did nothing. I imagine we tried our damnedest to convince New Mareland to not declare war. I would be shocked if we did not. But New Mareland declared war on neighboring countries first
. I doubt any attempt we made to resolve issue peacefully would have convinced them to stop."
"If we declared war on the changelings first, would you expect others to come to their aid?"
"Sorry. I'm a bit low on friends. I have this fine team of ponies though that I consider friends."
"Perhaps those who thought like them, yes. I would certainly believe that most nations would not be supportive of us if we did, at least."
"Then how are you supposed to ever survive if you are not allowed to strike first to save lives? Are you supposed to allow the enemy to take lives just so you have the moral superiority to fight? There is indeed a wrong time and wrong way to war, but to say it is cut and dry defensive war only that is good, you are mistaken."
"Celestia being a dirty griffin lover would explain why the New Marelanders thought that they needed a new government certainly.
Now, let me see if I can get you
straight. You worship a God-emperor who was never elected, and is questionably even from the normal ponies to begin with. And for a thousand years She allowed disharmony and conflict within her Empire. She herself is too weak to fight back the world ending terrors that invade every year, be it Chrysalis the first time, Discord, Tirek, or the Storm King. Then, recently, she appoints a new princess, who is competent enough in her role… but who herself takes as an adviser who was a psychopathic leftist dictator who would systematically remove harmony magic from ponies as a way of bringing 'harmony.' And after she takes this new adviser, Equestria ceases its isolationism, but tries to convert its neighboring nations to its philosophic doctrine under the theory that they would take it in kind.
And so when the Reformistin begin murdering eastern ponies en masse, this means nothing to Celestia. When mass immigration of griffons causes social disruption in New Mareland, this means nothing to Celestia. When the successor states of the Griffonian empire were overthrown by dictators and revolutionaries and began to expand, this was not concern for Celestia. But a pony nation trying to take active measures against the threats… this is outrageous?
And so, they declare war on their old subjects. They are then invaded by their neighbors. They get their asses handed to them utterly. And then with this self caused catastrophe they point the blame to anycreature but themselves">>83472
"Give me a minute">>83475
"For 500 years their neighbors, your beloved griffins, attacked the Eastern ponies. they burned our cities, sacked our towns, raided and pillaged. They conquered pony land and set up oppressive knightly regimes. They appointed bandits as border guards. Are the Eastern ponies life not worthy of life to you? Do you care not for us? Are we too far away? But never mind that, because it wasn't the Griffonian Empire that was New Mareland's problem. It was the myriad successor states. Those were ruled not only by your beloved greedy nobles, but by iconoclastic griffin revolutionaries, and power hungry dictators"
"Okay" Iron scratches his side. He hopes that he didn't insult her somehow. She's a nice mare.
"How goes the preparations by the way? What are the chances for holding the enemy back?"
>>83480>"Celestia being a dirty griffin lover would explain why the New Marelanders thought that they needed a new government certainly.
"we have purchased time thus far, and we are trying to make the best of it">>83483
She coos, and nuzzles him
"In other words, we are bucked, but not right now."
Silver glares at her, and keeps his voice low. It's clear he's trying to keep from getting angry at what she's saying. "We did what we had to do. We did what we had to do to keep Harmony alive. Because we knew what would happen if it died. We already know what would happen, because it is happening now. There is no peace, only war. No life, only death. We look at our neighbors with suspicion. We stop believing in friends, in allies. All we see are enemies. There is no respect between nations and peoples, only distrust and hatred.
"Say what you will about what we have and have not done. But we had reason to do so. We tried to keep this world from falling apart into chaos and disharmony. We tried to preserve Harmony because we knew what we could build with it. And then New Mareland decided to invade Equestria. And now Harmony is dying, because last bastion of Harmony, its last protector, is gone. New Mareland has done nothing since it declared independence but declare war, after war, after war. You can not build with war. Only destroy. And, if New Mareland is not conquered by those who also seek to declare war, once there is no one left to wage war against, New Mareland will declare war on itself, and be destroyed."
"That's… not quite what I said">>83481
"Well, I can't be sure if I remember the context of that conversation, but everything has an order to it. As the seasons, as the sun to the plants, and as the weather"
"Ah, so you are saying that there is a sort of connection between the two. I think you are insinuating that mares and stallions also have this as well, right?" Iron thinks he has it.
"And how did you come to purchase time? What are you trading to buy it?"
- did what had to be done to prevent harmony - true harmony - from being extinguished and wiped out. And I don't mean the 'harmony' that Snake whispered into Celestia's protege's ear. Unlike you, we have not given up. I
have not given up">>83489
"Have you ever heard of a 'non-disclosure agreement'?">>83488
"Why yes of course, an order in all things"
"I see, so what is the order between the two? You only said that mares and stallions sleep very far apart, which sounds unnatural. What is the reason for it?"
"I was afraid of that."
The sorcerer goes back to staring into his drink.
"The relationship between mare and stallion is complex. In that case, it is a separation of unmarried stallions and mares"
"i can stop the changlings.">>83484
Dark Star Nuzzles her back
"Never heard that before. When is someone 'unmarried'? How it is decided?"
He chuckles once to himself. "Of course you would view that as…'true'…harmony. You were never taught meaning of Harmony in first place." Silver sighs, and steps out of his seat. Just like earlier, when Silver told his story, he knows that Blue will never understand. "I do not like politics much. I like to separate politics from ponies, when it comes up." He looks right at Blue, something indecipherable in his vision. "You are good pony, when separated from your politics. Never forget that.">>83483>>83490>>83492
Silver turns to his companions. "I will be in my room here in tavern. Let me know when Ash arrives." With that, he leaves the bar to his room, to have a smoke and settle down.
"I don't want to rain on your parade Dark Star, but you can't. All you would be capable of is buying more time with whatever they trade for it. You would be far better than anypony else in such a position though. And it would probably a better job for you. Your marefriend wouldn't worry quite so much about you showing up within an inch of your life."
"It is the absence of a ritual binding a mare and a stallion together for life">>83494
" i will never give up."
"You mean the procreation process? Is that how you marry a mare?"
"I can't say I understand your friend there. He will go on tirades about Chrysalis, but when the time comes to commit to doing anything about it, he freezes up and says he will just die">>83500
"In a way, yes, it is. But no. No, it is not. It is a bind together for life between the mare and the stallion, before society and before the universe"
"So do they tie themselves with a string of sorts? I have no clue how you could show that without a pregnant mare and the stallion protecting the mare." Iron scratches his head in confusion.
"No, it is a relationship between the stallion and the mare. One that is public and well known to all of those they interact with in society"
"But how can you show that? Is is not enough to live together and have children?"
"No Disrespect to silver but,that mentality is why we cant get anything done."
"I feel like at some times just throwing my hooves up and saying 'alright then. Become a Changeling feeding thrall. You are not my problem any longer.'>>83504
"Living together and having children is the substance of the relationship that forms its core. Marriage is this relations plus lines that define it. An explicit set of vows, and a ceremony known to the world that the world may know"
"What vows and ceremony are we talking about?"
"Vows of love and protection and whatever else may be necessary before a minister of religion. Attendance of peers from the community. And usually a contract that involves the state that has legal ramifications"
"That sounds rather complicated." Iron is confused but gets the gist that marriage is just for show to others to commemorate their love, which seems stupid for him. "So, why do you separate mares and stallions that are unmarried, then?"
"To discourage sexual contact outside of marriage"
I look up from my glass for a second and back down.
"I don't believe I ever got an answer to my original question."
"Yea it can get very frustrating."
"What is you original question?"
"What is considered sexual contact exactly?" Iron has a feeling of disbelief. No sexual contact, at all? That should frustrate people.
"Do you believe we deserve to be stuck here?"
"You will have to deal with much, much worse than that if you wish to make the people of Baltimare follow you">>83514
"If you have to ask that question, it probably is. Any form of sex or sodomy">>83515
"I…. Don't understand your meaning"
And this, children, is why I leave politics to the professionals.
"What Do you mean stuck here?"
Iron is a bit abashed, a little blush forming on his cheeks. "Is petting a form of sexual contact, then?"
>>83517>out of character>>83519
She looks at him strangely
"Is 'petting' a euphemism?"
"I'm looking for how you see us. Do you think we are prisoners that need to be kept here awaiting our fate?">>83518
"We are either changeling food or force labor now. Unless you are lucky enough to find favor with the Black Hooves."
"What? Stop speaking in metaphor. What are you talking about? Who are you talking about?"
I've already said I suck with politics and debating, so however much I suck as Silver at politics and debating is as much him sucking as me sucking. I'd be a detriment to the National Socialist cause if I took a public roll for it.
"Uh, I do not think so? I can show you what I mean if it makes it clear for both of us." Iron tentatively strecthes his foreleg to pat Marey.
"I'm not being metaphorical. Equestrians, in your eyes, are we prisoners of war? Do we deserve to be stuck here?"
"oh i know.">>83521>>83525
"we arent prisoners the black hooves freed us from celestia's yoke."
A look of concern and fear>>83525
"I don't know what 'stuck' means. Prisoners of war are prisoners of war and non POWs are not POWs. Equestrians are prisoners of war if they are prisoners of war and they are not prisoners of war if they are not prisoners of war. i don't understand your question">>83526
"ooh, that's clever">>83523
Nah, you're doing fine enough
"Apparently this was too hard of a question. Let me simplify it. Do you hate us?"
Now it's my turn to use:>implying
Trust me, I know how much I suck.
"I am not sure of the meaning of 'us,' but I have a special hatred in my heart for all of those who hate me. Repaying them in kind is what keeps me going in life"
"Nevermind. You are turning simple questions into challenging problems for yourself. It is a simple yes or no question. But forget I asked."
Iron does the unthinkable. He starts to caress Marey's mane and head in a small continuous stroke. Left and right his hoof strokes her mane, ruffling her mane slightly.
*ruffling it slightly
Are you kidding? Your dialogue has been amazing. I am jealous.
"Mister, what are you doing
Iron is spooked by her outburst. He retracts his hoof. "Sorry! I just wanted to know if that is considered sexual contact." He drops down to his knees, completely ashamed. "Please forgive my actions."
She backs away. Slowly
Iron thinks it has violated the rule Marey had just said. He keeps his head down and body is prone, begging for forgiveness. He does not speak for the time being, just in case he says something stupid.
"What are you doing?"
"well its the truth."
"I am asking for forgiveness from my sexual contact against you. Please, forgive me." Iron's muzzle is now touching the floor, not daring to move from his prone position.
"That's not… sexual contact Except to a third wave feminist
Iron's eyes look up to Sister Marey. "Are you sure? You seemed uncomfortable by my demonstration of petting." He does not stand up just yet.
"the Duke Cares more about his subject more than celestia dd."
"I think that could get far with them if they believed that. I think that what Silver wants is proof that the Blackhooves do indeed care for their mainland Equestrian subjects. That is what he wants most. To feel cared about. I'm just here as an expression of my eternal hatred for all manner of social progressives and because nowhere else would take me. I'm not very good at this 'caring' business">>83545
"Because it's strange to just start touching a mare you don't know well"
"hatred is justified, but we also need love."
"Oh." Iron looks around, now a brighter shade of red appearing on his cheeks. He looks back at Marey. "How far could I have pet you in your body without it being considered sexual contact?" He stands up as he says this.
"love for our fellow ponies no matter if they are unicorns,pegasi or earth ponies."
*pet your body without
It's her turn now to turn a bright red. Eventually, she manages to say the following
"No touching of the genitals"
This is exactly as awkward and as difficult an exchange as you would expect to have with a nun>>83548>>83550
She looks at him
"And that is why shall be a more public face of the Blackhooves"
"And that is why you shall be a more public face of the Blackhooves"
"hmmmmmmmmm. you think i can do it?"
>>83552Well, it's kinda fun to RP this scene tbh. Sorry Iron, but endure just a bit longer aka 10 IRL minutes.
Iron cocks his head, blush still present from his exaggerated apology. "You mean you could touch a mare's hindlegs and even flanks without it being considered sexual contact?"
"All I can say for sure is that I cannot">>83555
"Maybe its best to just not touch mares"
"Well i do at least."
Dark Star laughs
Iron pouts. "But I like touching mares." He shakes his head and hugs Marey. "Thank you for your kindness and patience. You are a nice mare, Marey.">>83557I think they're not screaming rape because Iron's a big boi.
"I think you have what it takes. You already got a bunch of ponies that didn't know each other to follow you on a dangerous mission. With some support and preparation… and making sure the other side doesn't use their corruption, you might make it."
"Just… Don't expect me to love tons of random ponies I have never met before in a non-physical way"
Iron smiles. "I will leave you be now, do not worry." He then decides to walk outside the abbey into the garden to do some physical excercise, wondering what ramifications this event has caused.
"Dont worry you'll grow to love them.">>83559
"thanks that means a lot. remember to vote."
She moves in closer, as if she wants him to hold her>>83561
She just looks at him
It is so
Dark Star holds her tight
Well, it also is more muscular and big, becuase muh natural strength and all, has a very uncombed mane instead of that well-maintained one Quibble has in the pic and maybe has another accent, but I should look a bit further for a comparison, so it sticks for now, cause it's a funny accent.>>83564>>83565
Well, that concludes Iron's antics for today. He will excercise until Ash picks him up or something. Have a good night all.
She seems happy in his embraceI take it she hasn't said or done anything to give cause to reevaluate the relationship?
Dark Star kisses her cheek
"ill destroy chrysalis."
She gives him her wicked smile
“You win the war, and I’ll win the peace. That’ll be quite a lot of new Changeling subjects”
"they'll get theirs."
“What do you think of Silver’s claim that getting rid of Chrysalis will cause the Western Changelings to become like docile honeybees?”
"i havent seen anything to support that. but it might be true."
“You’ve got to win first”>>83572
He claimed the western ones used to be like the eastern which he described as fairly docile. I don’t think that the word “honeybee” was used, but it is definitely what I was picturing
Okay, well. I may as well say that I would have Sister Ash excuse herself and take the tray back to the kitchen.
I thought I'd be putting Abby to bed, but I guess it's too early for that.
Now I can have her get Iron and Caleb, and then meet with the rest of the party.
Not sure when they were meaning to meet, but Dark Star said he wanted to do something in the evening.
As she walks towards the kitchen, she encounters a certain foal in a high chair. He raises his hooves in anticipation of hugs
As she does so, she sees a sister walk over with a spoon, coming to the colt
Sister Ash nods towards the other Sister.
"Good evening." She says with a bow
“Nice to see you again”
She places the spoon into the colt’s mouth and he eats the contents. The colt still wants hugs though
Sister Sh smiles, but lets the Sister finish her job.
>>83585MORE HUGS FOR THE HUG GOD
Not until he's finished eating.
Can't spoil him.
The feeding just have been going on a while before Ash arrived, as only a couple more teaspoons are given before it is done. The colt, for his part, greedily kicks up the sweet, sticky substance with a sort of smacking
Sister Ash picks up the needy lil' shid after he's finished eating.
"Oh.. what am I to do with you.." She says to herself quietly
Sister Ash sighs in exasperated agreement, and cradles the little colt gently.
*Craddled Unicorn foal noises*
Sister Ash is ready to leave to the tavern.
Here, sorry I just woke up.
By the by, can Iron even see Ash from the gardens?
I wouldn’t think so, unless she went outside
>>83603Well that's not good.
After doing his small workout, Iron then goes to his room to prepare. No way Ash still needs to be here. In there, he would put all his armor pieces except for the good hoof and equips his shield, now fully ready to go to the tavern.
She would have gone to meet him as soon as she managed to pry the colt off of her mane.
Ash comes to meet him after some time, having borrowed a new shawl from the laundryroom.
"Forgive me for the wait. There were a couple foals that needed a bit of extra attention.." she says
Iron waves it off as he finishes up placing the last foreleg armor. "It is fine. I have my share of activities here as well." He chuckles. "Shall we go to that tavern, then?"
Blue Skies hands to Dark Star two things: a dossier containing information about Comte, and a camera
"I have every I need to ready." She says, clutching her broom
Iron smiles. "Alright. We must move. I hope they are not slacking off and have thought a plan to investigate Comte already." Iron has joined Ash's party, ready to follow her.
Sister Ash walks with Iron all the way to the tavern.
Dark Star excuses himself to the room to open the file
As Comte is not the subject of an active investigation, the file contains only the barest information. A description of comte’s role in the community: presently as a city council member and s philanthropist, a description of some of his activities, most importantly that he will be out for a meeting tonight for two hours, and a map of the location of his house, which should be the only area of interest
is this the same politician from my dream?
Probably not, but certainly of the same type and stock
I retrieve my saddlebag from the chest and put the file inside it then return to blue "Whats with the camera?"
Sister Ash arrives at the tavern after whatever time it takes to walk there, with Iron right beside her.
Blue Skies stole that evidently
“It’s for documentation purposes”
Don't forget Caleb the good boi
Hoping no one forgets to let Silver know that Ash has arrived.
"Do you have my bag? documentation of the house or Anything suspicious
“The objective is to document either anything ‘scandalous’ which could damage the reputation of the Social Democrats as a whole, or any information that could relate to involvement in subversive activities”
"thats doable. ill take pictures of everything."
“Good, should I come along, or do you believe you all have everything handled?”
No. Just talk to the other characters
"didn't you say you could get in trouble if you don't get back to work?"
“I’ve already cleared it with Seabreeze, but if that’s a ‘no,’ I’ll take a ‘no.’”
"its not a no, i just didnt want to get you in trouble."
Sister Ash looks for the rest of the party
The sorcerer waves to her.
>>83634There should be just Spark at the tavern himself. Sliver is in a room and the loverboys should be in another room.>>83635
Iron just goes to Spark. "Well, here we are. Where are the others?"
She sees Dark Star at the bar with blue Skies
Sister Ash waves back.
Iron notices the dynamic nympho duo but does not see Silver. "Silver did come here, right?"
"Yes. Let me go get him."
I go to Silver's room and knock on the door.
Silver says something mumbled through the door before opening it to answer. He looks a lot less equipped than he did earlier: he's got his fatigues and his boots on, his saddlebags look much less weighed down, and he's got his rifle, but he doesn't have his greatsword, hammer, or armor. "I take it Ash is here, then?"
"Present." Ash replies formally, with a bow
"Yep. And about earlier with our bit of a debate, you aren't upset are you?"
He waves it off. "Nah. That was why I went to room, to get away from it before I did. I am fine.">>83643
He chuckles as he sees Ash bow. "You do not need to bow down to me, Sister Ash. I am no more deserving of such respect than anypony else here."
"hey blue have you seen my saddle bag?"
“Oh, right. I left that at the headquarters after using it to carry books”
"Well I am certainly not complaining." Iron chuckles and whispers to Silver. "She is very cute when she does that."
"oh, Did you take my holsters off?"
“Are those not on your belt?”
Silver chuckles a bit more as he hears Iron speak this. He whispers back to Iron. "I take it you have thing for Sister Ash?"
Blue Skies places herself beside and between the two listening in on the discussion
"There's no such thing as too much respect." Sister Ash replies
"i didnt see my belt in my room."
"…" Silver looks awkwardly at Blue as she gets into eavesdropping position. "…This thing you do, is this normal for you?"
Dark Star walks over
"I do have to agree. You can always ask upfront if you want juicy gossip, although it is going to cost you." Iron smirks.
“Aren’t you wearing it?”>>83655
“Yes, though normally I go for more subtlety. Carry on. You were talking about how the large earth pony follows around the lizard like a love sick puppy”>>83657
She looks sour at the suggestion of paying for something
"…" Silver just shrugs. There's not much he can do about it either way.>>83653
"I do not feel I am quite so worthy of this. Either way, you are lead on this mission. I believe Dark Star and Blue Skies has some information on Comte that would be of use to you."
"I was just getting ready to go." Sister Ash say, with a bow
"We might continue if you pay up with some gossip of your own." He chuckles some more.>>83660
Iron whispers to Silver once again. "She is such a cute mare, I tell you." He then breaks the whispering routine.>>83659
"Hello Star, hope you were not busy with Skies while Ash and I were away." Iron smiles. "So, what have you concoted?"
If I don't reply for a while, just know that Silver's going to follow Ash's lead on the mission.>>83661
"I believe you still have yet to tell Ash what you and Skies have found out about Comte."
>>83662good thats easier, forget i said anything about it.>>83664>>83665>>83663
Dark Star leans in and whispers to the team
"Comte, should be on his way to a meeting right now, we are gonna go check out his house. and see if there is anything Out Of Place
I can only imagine that 'out of place' being yelled out instead of whispered, but that is probably not how that was intended.
"Understood. Where is it at?"
Iron nods. "Alright. When we are ready to move out, just do so. I will follow." He positions himself close to Ash.>>83663
"Be careful not to explode like back at the mines," Iron whispers to Ash "It seems like a subtle mission and frankly you will probably get angry at his injustices. Stay calm for the team, I beg of you."
Sister Ash looks somewhat unsure, but convicted
"… Alright then. Shall we head off.">>83668
"I'll try to keep my cool this time."no promises
>>83667nah he just said it in a different cadence.
"It's at [inset address here]">>83668>>83669
"im ready when you all are."
Iron strokes her mane. "Whatever happens, I will protect you and we will save those foals like I promised. I am not one to break promises." He whispers again to Ash.
"That makes four of us ready. What about you three?" Iron talks to Spark and Skies.Let's pretend Silver is already ready
"I am ready, yes."
"I can't think of anything to prepare myself any further for this. Let's so, and not get caught this time."
Blue Skies, who is in very close physical proximity to the two, says “Of course I am ready”
Silver looks a little concerned about how he said 'not get caught this time'.
*Takes 5 foot step back*
Iron follows her, not wanting to deal with a peeping Skies.
“Is there an issue?”
"No." She says flatly
Dark Star heads for the door
Silver follows as well.
Iron follows, wolf head fullplate equipped and police-like tower shield on his armored off-hoof.
“Do you normally carry those when burglarizing houses?”
"Who said anything about burglary?" Sister Ash says, a bit taken aback
“What do you think you are doing tonight, going to the house of somepony is not even there?”
Spark stays close behind.
Iron deadpans at Skies. "I thought I already told you my lack of sneaking skills. I will wait outside and warn if trouble comes, if you want to. Maybe Caleb can stay with me or something."
"I'm looking for information concerning a lost child. I never meant to cause any damage." She replies, although her face betrays a sense of nervousness
"Let us just say Skies is foreshadowing her own actions." Iron whispers to Ash again. "Let us hope she does not cripple herself with all the stuff she will try to carry."
Sister Ash is silent for the rest of the trip
Silver falls back in the group to trot alongside Blue, keeping his voice low so only she can hear. "So, earlier, when we were discussing pegasi, I noticed you seem to enjoy, eh…hmm…" He takes a second to try to find the right word. "…attention."
“I would recommend just leaving those behind unless you have an excellent cover story. Subtlety is more valuable than armor, and running is better than being weighed down”>>83692
“You has the chance to walk up to this guy’s house hours ago and speak to him in person, or maybe even walk inside under disguise and see if you could catch him saying something he would regret. You instead chose to wait around 5 hours until he was gone so his house would be empty and he would be gone. The logical conclusion is that you intend to break into and enter a pony’s house. You are doing something that is illegal. You need to be subtle. Remember that”>>83695
Silver nods, not really knowing what else to add onto that. He continues travelling with the group.
Iron is unsure. "I guess I can take it off when we get to the target location."
“And leave it lying in the grass, hoping you don’t have to leave suddenly when the house starts to burn down and police find it later?”
>>83696>You instead chose to wait around 5 hours until he was gone so his house would be empty and he would be gone. The logical conclusion is that you intend to break into and enter a pony’s house.
This was Dark Star's idea. Sister Ash wanted to wait until the morning, and ask about it then.
Even now, she had no actual intention of just sneaking in, but it seems she's along for the ride now.
As stated in >>83694
she does not respond. She has a rather gloomy expression for the rest of the trip.
Iron understands what she's implying. "Fine, I cannot take my armor off while walking so I will need about 5 minutes to take it off. Any place I can leave it? I can always carry it on my back.">>83700
"Ash, I need your help removing my armor on the move if possible, if not we can wait somewhere."
Sister Ash nods, but says nothing.
*Checks alignment charts*
“I take it you mean you are looking for attention yourself?”
He raises an eyebrow at her. "Hmm?"
“Just wondering why you asked”
"you could leave it with glimmering glass maybe, hes a goodpony."
"I was just making observation. I am not looking to get in between you and Star, or hurt him in that way."
"I guess that is an option. Maybe the room where Silver was in, just to be sure." Iron checks his surroundings, just to insure that they are at the bar still.
Wait a minute, just because he's not home doesn't mean nopony else will be. This plan was flawed from the start.>>83683
Sister Ash walks up to Dark Star.
".. Can I ask.. Why exactly did you want to come at this hour?"
“There is nothing for Star to object to. You are fine. A mare doesn’t need to cover herself from muzzle to hoof to prevent others from laying eye on her just because a stallion likes her”>>83714
He chuckles. "If you say so. I am not so sure Star agrees, however."
Iron approaches Silver. "Hey, do you mind storing my armor and shield in your room for the time being?"
He looks at Iron with an odd expression. "I…suppose it is fine? It should be unlocked."
Iron does not understand his expression. "What? Are you hiding something that you want no one to see or something?" He shakes his head, then enters Silver's room.>>83720
Iron gestures Ash to help him take off his armor on Silver's room.
"he is out of the house, he's at a meeting right now."
Sister Ash excuses herself to assist Iron.
im gonna say dark star doesnt hear any of this.
"His house wouldnt be left unattended.. wouldn't it be better to go while he we're still there?"
There's nothing really of particular note in his room. It smells a bit like cigarettes, and his equipment is sitting at the foot of his bed, but there's nothing that would suggest that Silver's trying to hide something.
Iron, with the help of Ash, strips off all his armor pieces. "Thanks Ash." He then places all armor pieces at the side of the bed as well as his shield. He then goes back to the group.
“Don’t be silly. Dark Star understands”>>83727
have a wife and kids. We told him their would be press at the meeting tonight, so he should have taken them for the photo op”
"No, he could potentially hide any evidence. or if hes in the middle of hurting a foal and we show up,well…. it wouldnt end very pretty."
"Well, you certainly seem more suited for stealth, now.">>83736
Silver isn't so sure about this, but he stays quiet.
Iron whispers to Silver. "Eh, if it makes you feel better, she would totally let you watch her get railed by Star." He snickers.
>>83734Sister Ash is only looking for the foal. She really isn't that concerned with what happens to the stallion.Also, since his house would be gaurded, it'd probably be just as easy to break into while he were there.>>83735
This takes a while (at least 4 minutes).
They have a while to talk.>>83737
Sister Ash has left to take off Iron's armor.
>>83740Well, let's rewind.
"Are you sure about going with us, Ash? You do not seem up for it."
Silver pretends to have not heard this, even despite the sudden redness in his face.
Sister Ash seems Abit nervous as she wrestles with the lock-pieces without trying to touch the haram armor.
".. I just think it feels wrong to break in unannounced like this.. but I guess there are necessities.."
"Oh, then you do not have to worry. For justice to pervail, we must sacrifce the order of the land sometimes." Iron strokes Ash's mane. "That does not mean we are not doing the right thing."
*confused pony noises*>>83743
“We don’t have enough evidence for a search warrant”
Blue Skies looks at Iron with distaste
to prevail we must sacrifice justice[/i]”
She's in the room? Oh.
Sister Ash seems a bit conflicted>>83744
But she seems a bit more convicted by what Iron says
"A pony.. should only break a law when that pony is convinced that that law is unjust.. I came here making a promise to myself that I would learn to follow Equestrian customs…"
Then she looks up from the metal
"But if reason to break a law is just, or the law itself is unjust, then a pony should be proud to break it, with all readiness to accept the consequences..">>83746
"Hey Spark Do you have any cigarettes?"
"Oh hello, coming to peep my muscles, Skies?" Iron smirks.>>83747
He turns to Ash. "I am glad you understand."
"I did not know you smoked, Star."
"Sorry. I don't smoke. I don't think I could pull off that look."
"i might as well start."
Silver raises an eyebrow at him. "You sure? It is not best of habits to get into."
“I’ll bail you out in the morning”>>83749
“I’m only here because communication prior to an important mission is, well, very important. Are you here only to show off muscles or do you have a job to do?”>>83748
Blue Skies has a look of mild disgust
“The party has shown that smoking can have negative effects on health. Besides, it can make your mouth taste bad”>>83754Don’t be a Fascist. Let him smoke
>>83755>Don't be a fascist.
I'm a hippie in game. I'm a fascist irl.>>83757Roll Fortitude for lung cancer.
"Oh sorry, I did not mean to interrupt valuable communication time." Iron raises one of his forelegs and puts it on his forehead dramatically, then just casually waves off Skies' reason. "I will just speak to Star about it."
*want to waste valuable
>>83757Smoking is really fucking cool. Like, at times I want all of my NPCs to smoke>>83759
“You know that if you piss me off I can have you arrested on your way back”
Silver thinks on it a little, before shrugging it off. "Eh. It has not killed me yet.">>83758I mean, if you were going to make anybody roll Fortitude for lung cancer, it would probably be the only smoker in the party.
Iron shrugs. "Alright, I will be a nice earth pony. Just do not try to impose your rules on me. I will follow your orders though.">>83747
Iron looks at Ash's progress. "How long until the armor comes off?"
Like. Why the fuck did you roll?
Have you not learned that when you have a choice to roll, you don't take it?
Judging by the conversation, Sister Ash is only two minutes in. She's gotten most of the lower-leg pieces
"This stuff isn't easy to handle.." she groans frustrated, jostling the joint-straps with her horn
>>83767>Implying I was
Smoking is gay.
Leave your out of character opinions out of game. If you have something to say in character, say it in character. Now stop being a fun sucking fag and let the other players make their character choices
"Do not fret. I am asking in case a certain someone may try to knock me out while you are doing that, and I do not want to fall on you." Iron strokes Ash's mane with his unarmored hoof.
If I wanted to listen to moral preaching I’d watch a Gillette ad. We’re here for roleplay
Iron is not surprised. "I suppose we will not be discussing on important matters, are we?"
“Of course we are. Tell me, what is your plan?”
Iron cocks his head. "Plan? What plan? Was I supposed to plan something for this mission?"
Sister Ash similarly tilts her head like a clock, no longer really sure what to do since burglary was brought up.
"Obviously you intend to do something. What is it, and how do you intend to do it?"
Iron is still confused. "You might want to clarify what you mean, because I still do not understand."
"Do you have a plan of action?"
"… Well.. if you really want to know.. I was hoping I would catch him as he was leaving his home…" She says, a but sheepishly
"well, i thought we would sneak in."
"If you wanted to do that tonight, you'd have to leave in a taxi. Now">>83790
"And just look around? Alright"
"and photo anything we find.">>83789
"if you want to do that go, well be along shortly."
"Well, if there is somepony in there, we can always interrogate if they know where the foal is. Anypony is applicable as long as they have a connection with the house itself." Iron scratches his chin. "But it seems it will be completely empty by what you said, Skies."
"Do you think you could cause a distraction while we sneak in?"
[Waiting Fighter Horse Noises]
"It is going to be very loud, but sure I can, if Skies' reactions to my quips is any indication."
Sister Ash seems a bit more nervous
"W-well.. I hadn't actually planned to move today, but, judging by what I've heard today, the situation may be a bit more dire than I previously thought."
She takes a note out of her fanny pack
".. I only wanted a moment with him.. to ask 'Have you seen this foal?' ">>83792
"Perhaps I should then.."
"that could spook him."
"Well, yes. Just remember that breaking into a pony's house and physically restraining them is kidnapping, which may not be a terrible idea, but neither should it be done without regard for the consequences">>83797
"If you want to call the whole thing off until tomorrow, then convince the others. Be advised that Dark Star is right. It could spook him">>83795
She pets him
"I agree. The fact that he bought the foal through a gang is enough proof that he will panic if shown that foal.">She pets him
"No need to go so physical with Silver there. You have Star for that." Iron snickers.
One of his hindlegs starts to tap against the ground. He smiles contently. "Mmmh…that is nice…"
".. Well.. that's really the point.." she says, meekly
".. If he recoils, then, in that moment, I'll know he's really hiding that foal.. And then I'll know for sure what I need to do.."
Iron ponders. "The problem is that panicky folk will do drastic things to keep the secrets so. He may harm the foal if you just come up and show him the picture. You are better off tying him up before asking that to ensure he does not do any drastic things."
"Then it sounds to me like you want to meet him tonight
"You'll be okay">>83803
"That's a felony. He can call the police, they will shoot you with anti-tank rifles, and he
will be the victim"
"iron is right in this particular instance."
I feel like I'm stalling.
I really need to go to bed soon, because I have to get up early tomorrow.
"Iron is wrong. If we actually knew for an absolute fact that this guy was evil, we would just have the police raid his home. We don't, because we don't know that"
He nods, enjoying the petting.>>83805
"In my experience? It is best we keep this quiet. We go in while nopony is home, we do quick search for evidence, we get out without anypony knowing we were there."
Iron shrugs. "Well, if we are going the 'ask directly' route, then we should not let him go afterwards. That was not the plan, though. It was a break and enter for any physical evidence, as you have hinted already Skies."
I'm sorry, but I really do have to sleep now..
>>83807>>83805i didnt see the tie up part.>>83808
"that's what i was planning to do. while iron and ash distract any potential guards.">>83810
Iron will go with Skies' plan since Ash's plan is detrimental to him unless he can restrain the pony asking.
Alright, Skies' plan it is.
But I really do have to sleep.
"If Ash asks him as he is on his way out of the house, then he won't be able to do anything about it. He'll still have a meeting to attend to">>83814
"Now that could work">>83808
"You have years of tension built up, don't you?" She starts rubbing into his back
He groans at her touch. She can feel the knots of tension in his body. "I will admit, I have not had much chance to relax."
>>83820>Is still not alseep
Fuck it then, Sister Ash leaves early so she can do her thing.
Iron is unsure at Skies' ministrations towards Silver. "Well, I guess that is true.">>83822
"Hey, wait up!" Iron follows her out.
Dark Star walks outside
For the record, the armor and shield are placed next to Silver's bed on the further end of the door, not on him.
Alright, a taxi can take her to the neighborhood. It is in the Western part of Baltimare, in a more developed neighborhood. If she had bothered to read the dossier, she would have found that this guy does not live in the district he represents. It's called "The Antimony," and is surrounded by a very high fence. A Pegasus guard sits at a booth at the entrance of the community>>83824
"Where are you going?"
I am with Ash, all unarmored and without a shield, right?
She can run, she will just miss him>>83827
"im gonna wait outside."
Maybe if she meets him at
"Is something wrong?"
Okay, then there's no way she'll get there in time.
I really need to sleep now.
So you'll not reach the place, then. Well, that means Ash will be stuck outside the tavern, right GM?
|Rolled 14 + 7|
"Alright then. I'll continue helping Silver until we must leave">>83833
There are multiple options for Ash, including following the group, trying to catch him outside his house, or questioning him at City Hall
Well, Ash will be on pause for the time being, so she shouldn't just teleport out of Iron's sight anytime soon. So can I enter and interact with the other players until she moves again?
>>83837>>83836Actually, since Star is outside…>>83835
Iron watches Star come out of the building. "Oh, are you coming too? I think you are better suited for stealth."
Silver stretches a little. "So, this politician's home, what is neighborhood it is in like?"
She continues the rubbing action with her hooves on his back
"It's a rich neighborhood. Surrounded by high fences and requiring you to get past a guard to enter or leave. The plots are relatively large"
He shivers a little as she slowly works the tension away. "Ahh, that is nice…you are very good at this.
"So, it would be good idea to find other point of entry. Perhaps unguarded section of fence for us to climb over? Or in your case, fly over?"
dark star is outside
"i didnt want to see her rub him like that."
Iron nods understandingly. "I know that feeling." He remembers Marey's advice. "How come she is rubbing Silver just like that though? Anything happen that I miss?"
She slowly works her way down his back
"You could, to be sure. But if I have learned anything in all my years is that the best way to avoid notice is not to hope that you are never seen or heard, but rather that when you are seen and heard, they think nothing is out of the ordinary"
"i dont know, i dont think so. she's my first mare friend im not really sure why she is doing it."
"Hmm… what would we need to pass by the guards without suspicion? An ID or some sort of pass to allow workers through? Or are they looking for certain ponies to allow through only?"
Iron thinks for a bit. "Keep an eye on Ash. I will go in and see if I can pick up her intentions so I could ease your head a bit If she leaves, then warn me so I can go with her." He then proceeds to enter the building.
She feels a fairly big knot as she works her way down. "Perhaps…how good are you and Star with bluffing? Could you two combined create good enough story to make guard let us pass?"
"Any of those could work. You just need a reason to be in their that is valid and believable. I guess to enter the property we could
just find a rich guy who lives in their who will sponsor us and let us in. Maybe trick a different pony into thinking we are a maintenance crew and they get the guard to let us in. And yes, probably just showing a police badge will be enough. But that would still need a story so Comte doesn't get suspicious">>83850
She takes the extra time to work on the knot
"I am expert
at bluffing. Of course I can create a story. Dark Star can as well"
Dark Star stands Outside Brooding
Iron enters the scene and sees Silver being massaged by Skies. He finds this strange, cocking his head at the sight. "Since when are you a spa mare, Skies?"
But does he brood edgily?
"I am a mare of many talents. Silver right here needed stress relief. He is a well seasoned fighter"
he broods as edgily as possible
She sees one of his hindlegs start to spasm as a sign that she's doing good work. He lets out another groan to reconfirm it. "Oooooooo…I hope it can cover for us all. I am…oooo…not best with bluffs.">>83854
"She is…ahhhhh…very good.">>83856
"I appreciate it very much, Skies." He's starting to look very much relaxed.
Iron cocks his head even further. "You do not seem the type of mare to soothe other ponies, to be honest."
"Now is that anyway to help your teammates?">>83857
She moves the tip of a wing to try to work on Silver's barrel as well. The wing feels a little different
"Yes, I can help you get inside"
Iron is not so trusting. "Nevermind the fact that you knocked me out some time before. I am just wondering why are you doing this, since it does not seem like you to do so."
deserved that, after knocking out both Silver and
Dark Star. Silver here has seen many years and many fights. He needs the help. I do have care for comrades in arms, even if compassion is by no means my strength"
The sensation of the wingtip makes him snort a little. It must be his barrel is a bit ticklish. It's in a similar state to his back, perhaps more so from the increased muscle mass compared to his back. He rubs the frog of his hoof against the wingtip to get a clearer idea of how it feels. "Thank you, Skies."
The very tip is simply a set of feathers, all fairly long. Before that is an almost finger like appendage at the end of a limb, with bone in the middle and surrounded by muscle. It is fairly soft, although in the way that a thin portion of her leg would be
"How long have you been alone?"
Iron shrugs. "Eh, I did try to tell them not to fight me, and you were not much help either, but I did fight them, and that is a good enough reason to massage him." He puts on a smirk. "Just do not mess up the room too much." He just sits on a corner, watching the scene>>83865
Iron just stares. What is she doing? Is she asking how long he's been single?
"You know, it's ok to admit you are jealous."
He thinks for a few seconds. During that time, Skies can see more clearly a bit of the dark dorsal strike running along his back, from his mane down to his dock. His clothing obstructs her vision of all but the part near his mane, however. "26 years, if I am not mistaken."
>>83868I keep forgetting to change the name back.
Iron cocks his head. "Why would I be jealous, Spark?"
"You mean to tell me you don't want a massage?"
She stops for just a moment
"That's longer than I have been alive"
She moves clothing aside as necessary to rub his back>>83870
"hahaha, please, like you don't wear it"
Silver chuckles a little. He unbuttons his top to help her in her goal, exposing more of the stripe. "I was only 24 when I met Storm. It has been two years longer than I had been old at that point."
"D'aww. That's cute that you found a true life partner like that"
She rubs the newly exposed areas and pushes further
Iron leans in and whispers to Spark "If you did not catch my drift, I do not really trust this mare to put a branch on the floor if it means a bad outcome for me, let alone massage me. I am doing a small favor right now and you may have the answer I need.">>83872
"The answer you need? What's going on?"
The more direct contact seems to really work for massaging the stress away. He relaxes his back into her hooves as he stuffs a foreleg into his mouth to stifle a small moan. "Yes, I suppose so. Though I do not believe I have ever used 'cute' to describe it before."
>>83876I'll pretend you're whispering back.
"You saw Star go out, right? He is getting jealous of Skies touching Silver and I decided to come back in to ensure she is not going for a love triangle here where Star is the cuckold. So, why on earth is she massaging a stranger to right about now?"
*stranger right about
I whisper back.
"It has to do with the story he told us no doubt. She respects him more now. She is just doing a favor for somepony that went through hell. But no need to spy, I will go tell Dark Star myself."
I head out and walk to Dark Star.
She briefly comments
"hehe, the way you moan like that it sounds like something much more intimate than a backrub"
Then she responds
"Oh, your little bandit queen? You though she above above being 'cute'?"
'Great, just add fuel to the fire,' Iron thinks to himself.>Bandit queen
"Wait, what bandit queen?" Iron is intrigued.
Dark Star looks over
"You haven't heard the story of Silver's long lost love, have you?"
"So, why are you sending Iron to spy on Silver?"
"I can not help it, you are very good. You will have to give Dark Star massage after this. I am certain he would love it. Especially if it was 'intimate' for him." He looks like he doesn't really know how much more relaxed his muscles could get, it's like he's in complete bliss.
"I do not know. I do not remember using 'cute' very much in past. But, well…I suppose, yes, she was cute. She was pretty. She was beautiful. She was…all of that."
Iron shakes his head. "So Silver was a bandit in his youth?"
"i never asked him to do anything."
"You are telling me the technical truth aren't you? But he is spying for you, he told me so."
Now she changes strategy, gently beating on his back
"Go on. It's okay to talk about her">>83887
"No, he was a bounty hunter. And Princess Celestia couldn't stop screwing her Royal Guard Pegasi for long enough to let them go clean up bandits beneath her castle in the Everfree forest. Silver's wife, Storm Warning, had been raised by a group of bandits around there"
"i never asked him to spy, he went in there on his own."
"Why did he go in there to spy for you?"
Iron is somewhat confused. "So, how did they meet up, then?"
"im not really sure."
"he says he went to capture her and dueled her some time after she took control of the bandits. Why don't you ask him? It's beautiful to hear him tell it"
"Because he told me it was to make sure there wasn't anything going on between Silver and Blue Skies. Is there anything you would like to discuss Star?"
"Well, judging by his moans, he will stain the bed before he could ever finish it."
"Im not really the best at talking about feelings."
"Better me than an angry marefriend."
"It is a lovely story"
Iron is not so sure. "I suppose I should listen to it, then." He waits for the massage to be over.
"i heard her say something about that where she's from that its common for mares to leave their stallions if they find a better partner. and if you haven't noticed i'm not the best choice."
It's a pleasing sensation to Silver. "OOOoooOOOooo…" He tries to get around the effect it's having on his voice as he starts to speak. "I do not know what I could say about her to do her justice. She was…stunning. Her sleek grey coat carried all danger and beauty of storm with it, her blown-back black mane was like night sky right before lightning struck, like it was sucking all light and energy into one single strike. And her mane and tail had this golden stripe, shaped like lightning bolt, running through them. When she flew, you could have sworn she conjured lightning behind her. Her cloud-grey wings had gradient to them, like camouflage in clouds. They shined when wet from rain and dew, and if she flew in sunlight just right, she could form rainbow like it was fresh after rainstorm. And her eyes…they held hurricanes in them, beautiful blazing glory, fury of thousand thunderstorms. But behind this fire, you could find peace, and calm. It was literally eye of storm.">>83897
Silver gives him a jokingly cross look. "I am not yet so old I can not control my bodily functions."
"I'm not sure what you are talking about. Did she not just talk to you about how you are going to help run this place and defeat the changelings? Sound like you are still on top here. She is just doing a nice thing for somepony that lost so much."
"well i would rather not see her do that."
Iron listens intently at he supposes to be Silver's mare. It was all great and good until…
"Wait, conjuring lighting? Hurricanes, glory, fury? What was this mare like?"
"You should talk to her about it, but sending a spy to an officer of a government institution that spies is probably not wise. Are you really worried that you will lose your marefriend? The dashing leader of this whole thing?"
Skies continues removing clothing from Silver, and falls to his right side opposite Iron as she now rubs the side of his barrel. Silver can feel cool air run past his now exposed body and it sends a shiver through him. As Skies rubs and kneeds him, she says
"Oh, so you loved her because she was dangerous? Now I see why nothing less than a bandit queen would have satisfied you"
"Spark… i did NOT send anyone to do anything. im not worthy of her."
"She thought otherwise when she picked you. As she still believes now. What is giving you this idea?"
Wait, a dangerous mare? What?
"You mean to tell me that he chose a dangerous mare as her other half?">falls to the side opposite of Iron
"Careful with my armor, Skies," he reminds her
"Think of her like hurricane. Nature unleashed, destroying those enemies who cross her path. She was wild, free. But in center, to those few who earn her favor, to those who understand her, learn about her? Calm, peace. She was protector to those would found find special place in her eye…s. I was there. Her foals were there. To us, she gave everything, and would give everything to protect us. Even her own life.">>83908
Blue can more easily see the scars Silver has earned through a lifetime of battle from this position, especially now without his clothing to hide them away. As for Blue's ministrations, he seems content to stay here in this spot for as long as he is able. "Maaaaaaaybe I have thing for dangerous mares. But there is beauty in danger, sometimes. And it helps to give life purpose."
"i told you before. >>83902"
>>83912>think of her like hurricane
"I am not sure if I could understand your taste in mares, Silver. Those types usually bring trouble in the long run.">there is beauty in danger
"Sure, but feeling danger forever is not good either."
"And I told you before that you are the only one for her. You have been and you will be. Do you not even see the way she looks at you? She is very jealous of your attention and affection. If you weren't worthy, she wouldn't have chosen you to begin with. Now tell me what makes you think she has found somepony else?"
To the side of silver opposite Iron. i.e., out of his line of view
"Indeed he did. A bandit queen. It seems she did indeed complete him">>83912
She must be fanning him with her great wings, because the air is definitely cooler. She tries to rub around the areas of the scars, careful that she might disturb something sensitive
"Service to something larger and more permanent than the self alone gives purpose. Danger is only an impediment thrown in by a hostile universe. But I really don't won't to shift the subject. You didn't like her only
because she was dangerous. That is only the wall of the Hurricane. It was her caring and gentle side - the eye - that made her complete to you"
"i didnt say she was."
"Please just be upfront with me and tell me the full truth. You came out here because you think she likes Silver, didnt you?"
Iron is a bit taken aback. "It seems more like she was available to have a relationship with him since she could tag along with Silver on his job. From what you and Silver say, she had a gentle side, but I do not see stability in that kind of wild relationship."
"Would you like to watch your mare friend rub another stallion?"
"I do not believe I was ever in danger around her…besides when we first met, of course, for obvious reasons.">>83916
They're certainly sensitive, but they don't seem to be painful for him. Silver looks around to see her wings fanning. "Indeed it was. Being around her was like being embraced and cared for by Mother Earth herself. Every moment we were together was like that. It only became more so once we had foals."
"I can't make you change your mind, but she is trying to be nice to somepony that has lost a lot over the years. But talk it out once she is done. Ask her to refrain from doing that anymore. Don't stand out in the cold afraid you are losing your mare. If you act weak, then you will just make it worse."
"What? You cannot mean you fought to the death or something like that, right?"
Her great azure white wings are unfolded, but he does not catch her fanning
"And how did the bandit queen handle settling down and having foals? Surely that could not have been as entertaining for her as fighting the private armies sent against her?"
"i am weak."
Dark Star Flexes a bicep
"You are not weak. Do you not remember Skies telling Iron about the Duke? How he may not win in a hoof to hoof duel, but he is strong because he is a leader, and fearless against those that would hurt him and his ponies. That is strength Dark Star."
Iron massages his head in frustration. 'And she fought against giant private armies. Now Skies will tell me Silver is actually a mare as well,' he thinks to himself.
"Well, it was certainly not to death, if we both lived. It was close, but we both made it.">>83924
He stares in awe at the great feathery masses. "It was learning experience, for both of us. We drew mostly on experiences we had growing up at first, but that did not last very long at all and we decided we needed some better guide. Thank goodness books on parenting exist. And at first, perhaps she was unsure of herself and her ability to see it through, but she got through it. Every day with her foals became like adventure to her. New kind of adventure, to be sure, but seeing it like that really did seem to help. It also helped that, as they grew older and became able to take care of themselves as we were away, we would take time to go out on adventures together. Nothing too dangerous, where there was risk of leaving our foals without parents, just something to mix things up from time to time.">>83927
"I can assure you, I am very
>>83928That was a thought, not spoken
Iron does not understand. "Forget I asked. I will be outside. I will hear your story later." He walks out of the room and outside.
Skies' head moves over and to her left, looking down. As she does so her wings arch up, taller than she is.
"Yes, very much stallion."
She looks back at him directly in the eyes, and laughs
"Sounds like you faced a greater challenge raising foals than you did against bandits. Needing to resort to books?">>83929
"Oh come on, don't you want to hear it?"
Iron shakes his head. "Not now. I feel like there is something terribly wrong with this whole story. After the mission and maybe one more spar with Silver in which he wins, I would feel more inclined to hear it." Iron keeps rubbing his temple. "Do you have water by any chance?"
Dark Star looks at him in a brooding way
He rubs the back of his head as he laughs awkwardly. He blushes, both from her sight of his anatomy and from her teasing. "Most experience I had with parenting at that point was from my father. And while long days apprenticing at his blacksmith shop and exhausting training sessions with swords and other weapons when not working in smithy might have suited me, I do not think it would have suited my foals quite as well. And Storm, her experience with parenting was from, well…from highwaymares. I think we both needed some assistance, in that regard."
The sorcerer is saddened by this.
"Well, I thought it was a good speech."
Iron is trying really hard not to keep commenting, avoiding to earn a headache from all of these bad choices Silver has done so far.At least to him, of course. Remember I liked your story OOC.
"it was a good speech."
"Blue Skies is your mare. Don't forget that. And don't let anypony forget that. I know you were reeling from that fight with Iron, but she left Iron have it when he went after you. She loves you."
"I made my own comments about how the complacency of the Equestrian military or Silver's excessive trust in his captive, but really those are all besides the point. What matters is how it made Silver feel
"I don't think I would be any good with foals either. My experience is similar. Sparing with wooden swords at the public schools and the like.
Enough about me though, it's obvious that you two managed through these trials and tribulations as surely as anything"
She keeps rubbing
"As I said in catacombs: together we were stronger than we were alone, and we could handle anything. Even most challenging trial of all: parenting."
Silver lets out a contented sigh, both from the care he's receiving from Blue and the joy he's getting from talking about his wife. He closes his eyes as he focuses on the sensations caused by her ministrations.
She laughs at this
He can feel her hooves on the right side of his back rubbing, then closer to the center, then two smaller and softer appendages that can only be from her wings. It is quieter now with Iron having left the room. He can feel another chill from the air
Iron walks out of the building, doing some calming breaths.
Dark Star looks over
"Just about everything about Silver's story is a trainwreck, that is what!" Iron exclaims. "For the love of anything that is holy, he willingly went into the path of destruction with that mare!" Iron chains his emotions some more. "Sorry. *pant* Sorry. I just cannot deal with how nonsensical Silver's story was." Iron looks around. "Do not tell Silver about this, okay?"
The sensation of her wings sends a couple shivers down his spine. He wiggles around a bit, trying to get into a more comfortable position. Once he does, he returns to looking content and relaxed. He's fine with the calm and the quiet. It lets him enjoy the brief reprise.
"Nonsensical? It's not like it was fiction. It was way back in his past."
The floor is a little hard, assuming he is on a floor. He can smell the lavender scented wash she uses to clean her fur and feathers. She continues, now focusing on the left side of his barrel. She allows him silence for some time, at least a minute or more, then adds
"It's okay to still love her."
"And that is precisely the problem here. It is that it is not fiction." Iron breathes in some more. "Do you know how many folklore tales warned me about chasing mares that fight for a living? They all end up dead. Both mare and stallion. It is like he never listened to none of them!" Iron reels in again, shaky breaths. "I just cannot handle it."
"Well, first off, maybe he didn't here those. Second off, his wife was killed. Third, he tore the ones that did it limb from limb."
"sure ill keep quiet."
"He Destroyed them."
"That is just thing, Blue." He looks right at her, eye-to-eye. She can see the conflicting emotions in his eyes. Joy, sadness, anger, loss, love. All mixed together, each one trying to get to the surface.
"I still do. Every day, I still love her."
"I know! If he did, he would have dodged that stone, not embrace it!" Iron is breathing heavily. "And embrace he did, falling down the incline, losing his one chance to have a fulfilling life with his mare because of her past!" He walks to Spark's side. "It does not matter if he killed her killers, because the deed was done already. He is so stupid!" Iron punches the floor in a fit. He pants for a bit.
She moves in her face close to his. Very close, mouth slightly open.
"I can tell"
"Stupid? He had children did he not? Proof the it was a very fulfilling life, just not a happy one."
He doesn't seem to notice much, once again lost in some memory of her. It's a happy memory, that much is certain when she looks in his eyes. Silver and Storm, together, in a time when everything was much more simple, when they could be the only living ponies on the planet and neither of them would have had a care in the world. "I still love her…"
Iron deadpans at Spark. "I highly doubt it. I bet they were scarred for life by the loss of her mother!" He shouts for a bit, hitting the floor a couple more times. After this, he pants for a bit. "Just… stop talking about it. I do not want to think about it anymore."
Dark Star pats his Back