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Set six years after season 6, Occupied Equestria presents an alternative history where the Changelings have conquered half of Equestria, while a former Equestrian colony - soured to Princess Twilight's notion of harmony with all creatures because of their encounters with griffins - Invaded and took the other half. In Baltimare and the Equestrian Southeast, the magic of friendship has weakened, as Communists, Changeling infiltrators, Fascists, gangs, and corrupt creepy politicians threaten the city. This role play is based in large part upon the Equestria at War mod for Hearts of Iron 4, and uses D&d 3.5e mechanics.1678 posts and 52 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
For those on the train. The train goes along at high speeds through the darkness past farmland, trees, and other trains… until it starts to slow down, and comes to a halt.
The vestibule of the sleeper car next to the coach doesn’t have anypony coming to it, although all the same ponies are visible outside. And no ponies are visible on the right side… at least close to the train
Brie watches them operate for a few rounds
The one furthest away takes aim and shoots at some unseen attacker that, by spacial logic, should he near the mail car. Another one in the mid distance looks on at the train. The one closest seems to be looking into the train himself
Brie adjusts his appearance, but only to make the disguise cloak look like something that matches his suit better,… a trench coat I think, and then goes back to the coach car. "Your buddies are putting up quite a fight. What makes you
so special?" Brie says. Sense motive on the bat's response
Well, that succeeded.
Is Brie talking to Midnight blue?
Yes. He phrased the question to ascertain whether or not this blue is actually knowledgeable about who the outside ponies are and if they are associated with him, but more by how he responds to the question than by his actual answer.
Is it too late for me to join?
He looks back in confusion for a moment
“… Yes, and they will be through any moment now.”
Then he looks up at Brie
“If you didn’t hear that bone head talking earlier, my name is Bader Ozren, and I am a captain of the State Security Security Administration.”
He seems to be bluffing about his comrades closing in, as he real doesn’t seem to believe they are the ones outside nor that they would be there anytime soon. (Doesn’t make him right either). He seems to be telling the truth about who he is, issuing it almost as a threat.>>98752
Well, after announcing that we have company to Brie, I go to try and brace that door. Hopefully there is a lock on it and some items that can force them to find another route in.
>>98753>State Security Security Administration
Brie turns obviously and dismissively away from Master Bader and starts thinking out loud.
"Well if they're not with him, and they're not with the resistance, who the hell are they with?"
Is the Oz man bound by chains?
There is a sort of turntable knob that seems to be a lock.
While contemplating what to do, Brie is going to attempt to locate his throwing knives
Spark turns the knob. Does it need a strength check due to Spark's apparent muscular atrophy most of the time?
>>98755Oh hush, I’m on mobile at a bar. It’s obviously “STate Security Administration
He is bound by rope.”Bader” is the Surname of “Paul Bader,” a Wehrmacht Leuitenant General in WW2 who was responsible for anti-partisan opperations in Croatia and Serbia. It’s also a Dutch meaning “father.” You hush I will start calling your character “Captain Marvel.”>>98757
Not immediately located.>>98758
Not really, it’s a simple enough mechanism
Well he knows where two of them are, they're sticking in the dead officer. Those he gets.
"So if he's not with either party, than turning him loose would only further complicate the situation for the other factions." Brie beams.
"Alright then, since digging information out of you won't work, and my interrogation specialists are having stage fright, you leave me no choice." Brie says approaching Bader.
Whew. For once I don't have to fail a strength check. I turn the lock and begin to look around for something that might further brace it from angry rebel fighters.
“And what’s that?”>>98761
That would require a skill check
Brie proceeds to cut Bader's bonds. "Now don't you go eating anymore ponies," he says with a sarcastically admonishing tone.
Damn it… I have no skills basically… looks like I'm just going to have to hold the line. Stix retreats to the room the bats and changelings are hanging out at.
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He looks back at Brie somewhat skeptically
He proceeds to walk forward towards the front of the car, looking back at Brie for a significant portion of the time, and looking over the seats>>98764
They’ll be coming soon enough
Brie follows. "Don't mind me, I'll just be observing you while you work."
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He looks back over again
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He quickly bends down
Spark tends to the changelings.
"I know you guys don't really understand me, but we should head back to the room now."
Stix ponts the way back to their car.
I think Brie put the changelings all the way back in his room
Darn. I thought they left that room, but stopped short of the one car with all the interrogation…
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Then he tries to stab the stallion that Onyx trampled in the eye
Not exactly a pristine performance. This prompts Snowflake and Forest Green to yell out at him
"Don't interrupt, I want to see what he's going to do next." Brie objects.
He abandons that
project, then goes forward through the vestibule, and tries to cross over to the car in front
Only after doing a certain something else… he picks up one of the guns
He knocks on a closed door of the car in front of them
“I am with the police, Bader Ozren of the SSA.”
And is promptly told to fuck off. He knocks again.
“Damn it, I am trying to help.”
After slightly more finagling with the pony inside, he is allowed to enter
Brie rushess to get his hoof in the door
I’m going to say that succeeded
He hears a “who the fuck are you?”>>98771
Knocking on the door
Sparks ears shoot up. Can he tell which door this is coming from?
Coach, rear vestibule, left door
Sparks heart starts racing a bit. He looks around for cover for the firefight that will most likely go down soon.
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"There's no time, let me through."
A blue light lights up around the door. Ecivdently they are trying to unlock the door with telekinesis magic, although they don’t quite seem to be locating the lock
I guess that means no cover…
Spark begins to think of something he could do. If only he payed attention in those classes on useful magic.
They must believe he is in party with Ozren, because they let him through. Assuming he actually comes inside, they immediately
lock the door behind him.
What he’s looking at is a long car with open shelves on both sides, with cabinets, safes, letters, walls with open slots. The whole room is dressed in wood and stainless steel. There are three ponies in this room besides Ozren and Brie. One is bear Ozren and Brie and is holding a shotgun. Another is at the far end and looking out of an open slit in what seems to be a partly open window. He aims another shotgun out of it. The middle one looks over at Brie and is between the two. All three wear blue uniforms that unambiguously place them as Postal employees.>>98788
Now, they try shooting at it
Spark takes aim for the door. How many shots are ripping through?
Two, thus far
The door slowly swings open
… I've got nothing. I'll try and think of something tomorrow
Why can't I get those kind of rolls?
Spark takes one last look at Tipsy.
"If I don't make it though this, it's been a good run. Wish me luck."
Spark stands there, waiting for the first pony to step onto the train.
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Brie's presence in the room would undoubtedly change the conversation as the ponies question whether he is a threat and why he is in a normally restricted area, but absent Brie's participation, the conversation between Ozren and the Postal employees would go something like this:
Ozren (to Brie): What the hell are you doing here?
Postal Employee (to Ozman): I thought he was with you?I don't know who he is, but he did kill at least one partisan on the trainSo those are indeed partisans next to the train? That's about what I thoughtYes, they claim that they are from the Everfree Resistance" or something. They say they are searching for somepony.From Everfree? I doubt it. If they were familiar with this location they would have known better than to stop the train in this place, in the most lawless part of Equestria north of the Forbidden Jungles. Either that, or they must have been very confident in their security, or just plain desperate.So these are bandits?Indeed, we've been able to keep them from entering the car for 15 minutes now. The partisans have also been holding them back. I guess they don't want their "peaceful" search to be tainted by a robbery.What's stopping the train?I don't know. My best guess is that they made use of the light warning system. There are lights that will go red when the track ahead is busted and an electric circuit is broken. They warn the Train to stop and not go onto dangerous track. That, or maybe they placed an obstacle on the track to force the train to stop.
The first one coming through the door is the same pony he pushed out the door early. He is holding, in this case, a bolt-action rifle. He hasn't noticed Spark yet