<== Old Ironhide Session IIIOld Ironhide Session V ==>

Old Ironhide Session IV


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We ded?
We ded.

Then we begin.
New players get priority, six slots available, first come first served.

Post your
-name
-race
-class
-cutie mark / special talent
-weapon
-notable inventory & armour if any
-spells if a mage
-alignment/deity
Then put your NAME and [CLASS] in the name field to make my job easier.

We begin once we have six people.
If we don't have six in 30 mins, old players can join too.
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>>1988020
Do write that! It sounded awesome.
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>>1988131
Post that you're starting a game in the new thread
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>>1988130
I'm sorry.
It was anon on twilight, and irreversible, painful and all that, gruesome but I'm not feeling very guilty right now.
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>>1988131
Name: Gaius Blackmane
Race: Griffon
Class: Crusader (Knight/Paladin)
Alignment: Neutral Good/Luna
Weapon: Spear, shortsword, buckler
Armor: halfplate
Inventory: Rope, various charms
Talent: Griffon vision

Thought I would try one of your new multiclasses. I can downgrade the armor if it hampers my flight. Half-plate seemed appropriate for griffon soldiers since they're stronger than pegusi.
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>>1988162
This thread? Last thread? You can't leave me hanging like this, anon!
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>>1988022
>Rune
Ah! That's what I was keeping that old thread open for!
Drat it, now I'm going to have to dig it up again. Thanks for the reminder, Anon.
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>>1988126
SA?
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>>1988173
You should also tell DM your two skills if you're gonna multiclass.
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>>1988180
I hope that guy who actually gets off to runes is around.
>>1988185
Shinyarm
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>>1988173
>a multiclass
Itbegins.ogg

What two skills do you pick?
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>>1988180
This was me. Thing started up just as I had to leave earlier, so I kept the thread up to read later, then forgot until someone reminded me.

>>1988175
As I said, haven't read it yet, but I think what he's talking about starts here.
>>1980518
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>>1988131
Name: Seeker
Race: Earth pony
Class: Knight
Special Talent: Tracking
Weapon: Axe
Notable Inventory/Armor: Axe. Armor with many dents, ragged looking but sturdy. A single photo, trail rations, needle and thread, flask of water
Alignment: Neutral, though he still trusts in Celestia

Do we still get in game bonuses for linking appropriate music to actions, or did that die off?
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>>1988190
>>1988222
Slam and Word of Power then. Screaming meteor bird is go.
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>>1988231
Music bonus is still in.
Because music improves almost any situation.
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>>1988252
Excellent! I promise not to spam music.
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>>1988231
>special talent:tracking
>not tracker
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Could you link the rules? I'd like to play, but I need to check if I'm doing this right.
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>>1988131
I'll play another healing class if there's a need for one
if there's an extra slot left over
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>>1988282
http://pastebin.com/66SXJuKP
Trigger warning: WORDS WORDS WORDS
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>>1988282
http://pastebin.com/66SXJuKP
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>>1988292
>>1988297
Thanks!

>>1988131
Name: Boahinmaa (Or just 'Bo' if you wish)
Race: Zebra
Class: Shaman
Talent: Herbalism (Stylized leaf tattoo)
Weapon: Quarterstaff with jangly wooden fetishes tied on the end
Inventory: Small kit of medicinal herbs, carved/painted wooden mask
Alignment: TN/Nature
Abilities: Root, Natural Remedy
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>>1988280
He's the tracker, his talent is tracking.

I don't follow the issue.
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>>1988315
>Wooden fetishes
wat
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>>1988131
Midni the Tracker
Female
Race: Diamond Dog
Class: Druid (Tracker/Cleric)
Abilities: Heal and Locate
Special Talent: Distraction Shot (Firework)
Weapon: Canine Bow, Canine Quiver
Other Initial Equipment: Green collar Handwraps, Wooden stick, Grey Hooded Cloak
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
God Alignment: Nature
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>>1988315
Shaman had 3 abilities didn't he?
Only multiclasses have 2.
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>>1988332
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetishism

I'm mystical, not perverted.
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>>1988342
Yeah. Single classes get all the listed skills, multiclasses get just two.
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>>1988357
Sure.....
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>>1988342
>>1988360
Neato. I did not realize that.
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>>1988357
Oh, I didn't know that
Thanks for the information.
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>>1988280
>>1988326
Oh, wait, you mean the actual name of the character should be tracker. I understand now.
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>>1988366
Might make an exception for masochism in your case, if you catch my meaning. Watch it, pup.
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>>1988395
Whatever tree fucker


Anyway, we have 2 spots left
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>>1988403
>Druid
>Calling others treefuckers
OH THE IRONING
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Ok that's 4 players now

>take one beer
>forgot it was the stronger kind I bought earlier
>now I feel a little tired and got a slight headache
HA HA TIME FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP PLANS
If things get weird in this game, that's just me having complications.
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>>1988432
Just don't give us a rocks fall ending and I'll be alright with whatever man.
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>>1988432
I'm watching you DM.
If you fuck up.
If you fuck up and prevent us from redeeming Ironhide.
God I will be fucking angry.
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>>1988417
Sh..SHUT UP
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>>1988432
Oh great, this is going to end up being the Arkham Horror edition.
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>>1988464
[insert obligatory 'knot' joke here]
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>>1988486
>Sanity rolls, Sanity rolls everywhere
I suddenly fear for myself.
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>>1988498
Given the previous party's track record with rolls, that should be the case for all of us.
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>>1988445
Free tip: don't break any evil altars you may find.
>>1988452
We will see.
Or maybe I'll let you finish what these guys start, at the cost of letting Ironhide reach Canterlot
>>1988486
>>1988498
You lads just gave me some great ideas~
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>>1988496
Oh you mean take a vine and tie it right? I don't get it.
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>>1988527
You're playing a diamond dog.
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>>1988524
You have to run a pony FATAL game some time.
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>>1988527
...

Yes, that is exactly what I meant. You are very clever.
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>>1988524
Well, a Canterlot battle may be more epic than a battle in the middle of nowhere.
I don't want Nasse to be right and us just killing him.
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>>1988536
no.. I do get it. I'm just...nevermind.
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>>1988524
Oh, this is bad.....
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>>1988551
You guys killed Nasse? Why did I not hear of this when I asked for a summary last time?
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>>1988551
my triggerfinger's all itchy
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>>1988569
wat
We didn't kill him
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>>1988569
Nasse is still alive, but Radiant has a problem with killing Ironhide because she >feels for him
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>>1988582
Porn please
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>>1988569
Nasse is alive, but he insist on just butchering him instead of saving him
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>>1988587
Klondyke pls go.
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>>1988601
Implying
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>>1988582
>>1988595
>>1988576
Oh, I must've misread that post. My mistake.
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Is it really just us 4? That's strange
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>>1988674
I'm waiting for permission for old players to join
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>>1988674
In two minutes I'm just letting the veterans fill those final slots
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>>1988674
The mutt must be scaring people off.
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>>1988684
>>1988683
Oh.........hehe.....whoops
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>>1988683
Maybe it'll be up to us to Redeem him.
And we will.
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>>1988131
Is there still room?

Name: Campfire
Race: Unicorn
Class: Mage
Cutie mark/special talent: Campfire/starting fires Does this give me improved spellcasting for Fireball? How does that work exactly?
Weapon: Knife
Inventory:Two small jars of balm for burns and some bandages
Spells: Fireball and Freeze
Alignment: Neutral Good

Is this good? I had to change things up a bit seeing as how Grease is no longer a spell.
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>>1988707
Kindle the flame
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Okay Nasse, the last veteran place is yours if a 6th won't come.
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DING DING DING
TIME'S UP

Veterans welcome.
Trusty and Radiant, I assu-
>>1988707
Welp, I'll let you figure it out among yourselves while I go slam some painkillers and nasal spray.

I hope to have a clear answer on who the last two will be once I get back
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>>1988723
You weren't here last time. I quite literally was the flame.
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>>1988727
>inb4 Radiant gives her spot away
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>>1988707
>Inventory:Two small jars of balm for burns and some bandages
Hue
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>>1988737
>implying I didn't already
>>1988725

I want to Redeem him, but it will be more interesting if it's not up to me.
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>>1988736
So wait, does that mean you're new or not?

This is all very confusing.
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>>1988755
He was on yesterday
He lit himself on fire
>>1988752
are you sure
You're my favourite character
I'm not sure if I want to give my spot away though
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>>1988755
Trusty is one of the core group, Campfire was in the last spinoff game.
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>>1988772
AND I'M NOT MAKING THE MAGE GIVE HIS SPOT AWAY EITHER
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>>1988755
I played in the new player thing yesterday. I'm hoping that I'm still allowed in.

>>1988784
Well one of us has to play and soak up the bad luck for everyone else.
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>>1988775
>>1988784
Well, you're out of the loop now Nasse, the 6th ne w player showed up.
We can go back to circlejerk on the submarine.
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>>1988755

Campfire was from yesterday session. He was literally on fire.

>>1988784
You want him to get another critical failure, don't you?
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And that's six. Silent Anon here, will probably stick aroudn to watch. Started putting together a character and though I was too slow this time, will hopefully be able to play the next one.
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>>1988793
but he was 2late and...
Okay fine I've been on every quest on the ironhide campaign so far, my character deserves a little rest
And maybe he can unjam his crossbow too
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>>1988707
Looking at all the items everyone else is starting with I'm wondering if I could have gotten away with having a flame retardant cloak to hide my horrible burn scars and flame retardant saddlebags to hold any stuff I find.

Ah well.
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>>1988804
I'm running one on saturday, though I'm planning on starting 2 hours earlier than this one, if you're interested
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>>1988822
Eh. Who needs fancy things?

All the more rewarding when you can get by with less, no?
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>>1988823
Thanks, noted. Hopefully I'll be there.
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>>1988853
Not if I get another critical or super-critical fail on a fireball spell.
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>>1988823
How many players will you accept?
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>>1988853
I'm inclined to agree with the shaman
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>>1988853
He's a fire mage. After what happened last session it's a prudent question.
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>>1988865
4-5 probably.
Maybe 6 if there are lots of people who want to take part.
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>>1988775
perfect timing.

Campfire, you're in too.
That makes the party

>>1988173 Gaius, Griffon Crusader
>>1988231 Seeker, Earth Pony Knight
>>1988315 Bo, Zebra Shaman
>>1988341 Midni, Diamond Dog Druid
>>1988775 Targa, Pegasus Charlatan
>>1988707 Campfire, Unicorn Mage

It is a dark time for Equestria. Old Ironhide, a monstrous and evil dragon has returned from four centuries of imprisonment. He now wreaks havoc among the Dragon Migrations, scattering the dragons to places they normally ignore. This has caused conflict between the dragons and other races, leading to many deaths and growing tension. Worst of all, it seems Ironhide's trail of rampage is headed for Canterlot.
Many heroes have been summoned to help prepare for the inevitable attack, and through their efforts new truths have emerged. Ironhide was once a pony named Valiance, a hunter of dragons and protector of Canterlot, he was cast out by Ceelstia for his reckless and dangerous behavior. Seeking to continue his quest of ridding the world of the threat of dragons, he turned to the dark god Tirek in desperation and was turned into a dragon himself. He was defeated by Celestia and her unicorns along with many dragons, but not without great losses. Now the spell that bound him has been broken and he is back to finish the job.


You have been called to the Canterlot Royal Archives for a special and top secret mission. You gather in a side room as you await to be briefed on the situation. Please, tell eachother of yourselves to pass the time for a moment.
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>>1988922
Tragedy strikes as one of our heroes suddenly drops (dead).
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>>1988922
But I don't want to talk to these quad leggers.
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>>1988922
Is the Charlatan with us or not?
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>(dead)
What the fuck just happened?
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>>1988965
You had best watch your tongue, pup. It may get you into trouble quickly.

More importantly it may get US into trouble.
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>>1988922
I brag abut our exploits in the Catacombs and show off my burn scars. I was expelled from Canterlot University after a Fireball spell went wrong and I burned down half a dorm.
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>>1988976
nasse gave a fit and so i thought to drop out
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>>1988980
Okay Conscience. I'll just keep quiet and play with my claws. Unsure what to say to the quads
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>>1988988
He was just joking!
You are welcome to play!
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>>1988988
No U
Now get back in here
I'll kill Nasse later
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>>1988988
It was joking, seriously, play if you want to
>>1989006
I'm totally gonna bang the paladin before that
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>>1988922
Do I get a cameo as a guard next to Celestia? Do I? Do I?
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>>1989005
>>1989006
alright!

>>1988922
mention i was one of many that were hired as field healers for groups leaving canterlot
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>>1989000
Are you...talking to yourself?

Ha, and they say I've lost it.

They...do say that, don't they axe?
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>>1988922
I am not terribly fond of my past. All I will tell anyone is that I was very much inclined to leave my tribe. Having a daughter is not as happy an occasion as you would expect for its members.

>>1989000
Sorry. Forgot to reapply my name.
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>>1989020
Celestia is busy trying to explain the situation to the guy who has been dead for 400 years and needs to be in top condition by tomorrow to fight his protege who is now a demonic dragon.
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>>1988984
I ask if he tends to make a habit of disfiguring himself as part of his craft.
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>>1989030
What are your two skills by the way?
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>>1989018
I would sooner have sloppy incest lesbian make-out with Dawn than to touch you.
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>>1989057
>rape
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>>1989048
They won't meet Celestia? What a shame...
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>>1989000
>000
>triple critical fail at playing with claws
You get a hangnail. One of those really really annoying ones.
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>>1989051
I learn through personal experience. Do you know where I can get a fake mane and tail until mine grow back?
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>>1989040
N...No I'm talking to the Zebra.


I..I just want to know why we've been called here. I can't help but feel that we're in trouble or something.
>>1989086

Oh god damn it.
Struggle trying to get it off
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>>1989054
i hope to celestia that [heal] is an integral part of being part cleric, otherwise my bandages are useless
my 2 skills, if one isn't to heal, would be [detect evil] and [lock pick]
my cutie mark implies i have a marksmans skill at ranged weapons
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>>1989117
Hah. Serves you right.

That is a good question, though. Do any of you know what has happened to bring us here?
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>>1989097
Being a griffon, any groomers I recommend would probably make you look worse. Still, you have my admiration for managing to live through that.

Unless you actually want to look like the bastard offspring of Eeyore and something off the KFC menue.
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>>1989046
I too left my home. More of necessity, since it was burning.

>>1989117
Summoned to help fight dragons. So yes, there will be trouble. Probably. I hope.
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>>1989143
Maybe we're going back to clear the catacombs?
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>>1989143
Fuck me and my name problems. Blarg.
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>>1989142
heal is a cleric skill.
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>>1989154
I think it gives him a bit of character. When I thought him up I already pictured him with bald patches from old burns.
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>>1989157
>>1989143
He said we're going to help fight dragons. Sounds fun? We get to loot their caves right?
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>BONUS: MUSIC
Posting cool relevant background music to listen to can get you a bonus in some situations, like combat.
>BONUS: VOICE
The same applies to posting a video or something related to what your character might sound like. Doesn't need to be exact, but rather something of an example or moodsetter.
For example, I imagine Campfire sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpmiq8sTH0k

As the party chats, the door to the room opens. An important looking scholar enters. He asks for your attention as he motions a few others to enter after him.
If there is nothing further for you to discuss among yourselves, he asks if you are ready to hear your mission.
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>>1989208
Well....we ARE here to fight dragons, right? That's what I signed up for!
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>>1989169
detect evil when i'm evil is pretty stupid then
heal and lock pick
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>>1989232
No. Nothing else to talk about. What is the quest?
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>>1989157
I am sorry to hear that. I hope that your days since have been less cruel to you.

>>1989208
You have a strange definition of fun.

>>1989232
But yes, I am eager to hear of our task. Please, do tell.
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>>1989232
Let's get down to business.
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>>1989254
It's called sarcasm. I would rather be doing something else like working on big guns. I'm only here so that dragon doesn't attack the other dogs. We're as deep in this as anything else.
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>>1989232
I grimace at the two thinking that fighting dragons would be 'fun', then turn my attention to the scholar.
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>>1989232
Ready as I'll ever be.
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>>1989232
We're fighting dragons, right? I signed up to fight some dragons, as I was just telling these....gentlemen.
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No stress, new players.
Only the WHOLE OUTCOME and the way the final battle will be fought rests on your shoulders.
Do not fail.
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>>1989391
Nasse and/or Radiant pls go
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>>1989296
A dragon. One big dragon. Normal dragons are dumb and easier to outsmart. This is supposed to be the king of them all.
>>1989391
I kind of feel like failing on purpose now
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>>1989391
It would be very interesting to see everyone fighting the dragon at the end
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>>1989391
Oh don't worry.
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>>1989391
It will be what it will be. You hold too much worth in individuals, and not enough in the threads of fate.
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>>1989434
Despite your comforting words, there is a particular thread I seek to cut. Anything else is merely a delay in my quest.
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Just realized what a nice variety we have party-wise.
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Now that he has your attention, the scholar motions for his assistants to set up some maps and books on the nearby table.

As you know by now, Ironhide is the knight Valiance, cursed by Tirek, Lord of Midnight. Though his dragon form is mighty enough to devastate even groups of full grown dragons, there might be a way to weaken him, or even restore his original form.
Tirek's power is named the Power of Darkness. Manifesting in a monochrome rainbow of black fire, smoke and shadow, it twists all it touches into horrible monsters. Though nopone in Canterlot has ever seen such power in action or wielded magic born of Tirek, a search of the archives has turned up clues about it. Reports from spies, assassins, guards, soldiers and officers who have faced the minions of Tirek in the past often share mentions of a similar artifact - a "rainbow of light" - which Tirek's worshipers regard as unholy and terrifying.
A further search in the archives has revealed that the Rainbow of Light no longer exists as a whole, but shards of it may still remain, hidden and long forgotten as relics of the time when Tirek walked the land in flesh.
The last sighting of a shard was in the fungal groves of the forest of illusions. The report is old and rambling, but this is your best lead.
You are to set eastwards to seek out the forest and the shard, then return it to Canterlot so it may be studied.

You may stay in Canterlot for a while longer if there is something you need or would like to do, or you may head out to the woods, either on foot or via mass teleport courtesy of the Canterlot Mage Academy.
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>>1989514
Yeah. I'm not up for staying here longer. Also a forest sounds much better then rich pony city. No offense. Let's get going. Teleporting may not be the best way. Too flashy.
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>>1989514
well i don't have the money to shop around so i'll wait for the others
if there's battles on the way, i'd like to go on foot
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>>1989514
>Forest of Illusions
Oh great, pretty pictures that try to lead me into death traps.

Can I get something to dispel illusions? Like a powder, or glasses....or common sense?
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>>1989514
If we are heading into a place called the Forest of Illusions then I seek out Radiant and ask to borrow her? spyglass in order to pierce the illusions.

This is the day after the events in the catacombs, right?
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>>1989514
Very interesting. If there is any more information you could provide, it would be most appreciated, but with such scant knowledge, I don't expect it.

Regardless, I need naught but my herbs and my wits. I am prepared to depart as soon as the others have made ready.
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>>1989391
We will fulfill our duty to the best of our ability. Needless worry of the outcome only provides further boon to the enemy and is a disservice to the good of the land and its people.

>>1989514
We should avail ourselves of the resources of the capital while we still can, mainly to look up as much information on the forest as we possibly can. Anything with "of Illusions" in the name is never good.
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>>1989565
Ahem.
The spyglass's mine.
And sure, just don't break it.
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>>1989599
It's enchanted, right? It would actually help in the Forest of Illusions?
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>>1989649
I could lend you a bottle of Holy Water.
If you asked nicely
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>>1989649
I don't know what it's enchantments do, might wanna get it checked with some mage.
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>>1989571
>>1989577
The head scholar motions for one of his assistants to fetch another tome, then explains that the forest has never been properly charted as all the maps drawn, either by explorers on the ground or observers in the air, never come close to matching eachother.
Other notable details you should know include the fact that despite being called a forest, it has almost as many giant mushrooms as it has trees. The exact properties of these mushrooms are unknown, but they have been confirmed as edible by all the groups who got lost trying to map the area out.
Information on the wildlife is unreliable, as reports vary from the usual timberwolves and bears to hydras and ursas. Some reports even speak of running mushrooms and strange creatures that move in the blink of an eye when not looked at.

You may take a copy of all the information he has with you if you wish.
Beyond that, if there is nothing else you need, he asks you move to the mage academy or the main gates.
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>>1989673
Pretty please?

>>1989712
Well technically I'm a mage. DM, can I examine the spyglass to find out the nature of its enchantments?
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>>1989728
Yep. It's enchanted. Sees as well in total darkness as the middle of the day. Probably sees through illusions too, provided they are magical ones.
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>>1989728
I'll gladly give you one, if your quest is in the name of Greater Good.
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>>1989719
I will take a copy of the information, thanking the scholar for his work. Offhandedly mentioning that at least there might be some real things to fight to pass the time on this little field trip.

I vote for hoofing it, so we know what direction we enter the forest from.
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>>1989758
>>1989728
Tell her you just wanna corrupt it
I love to see her flip
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>>1989719
Mystery solved. Its called the forest of illusions because the mushrooms have something to do with messing with heads. Neu..rial...Ahgically? That's the word right?

Anyway. I still feel being teleported into a place none one knows about is pretty iffy. Don't want to get zapped in the middle of those things. We should go by foot.
Also everyone bring a scarf or something.
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>>1989719
Well that does not bode well. Glad that it will not be a surprise, though.

I agree with the Knight, though if the forest's reputation holds, it may matter very little 'where' we enter.
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>>1989719
Let's go through the mane gates.
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>>1989767
I agree, though if we can pick up something that'll help us mark our progress through the woods, we really ought to. It'll probably end up being useless, but you never know.
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I'm just gonna keep observing the game now
>>1989818
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34
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>>1989818
Chuckle slightly at the horrible pun
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>>1989782
in that case we should get some extra food if we're to be staying a few days or more, and water to boot
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>>1989855
I should be able to help locate something for us there, if encumbrance becomes an issue.
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>>1989886
I'll let you do that, I'm more fit to track creatures.
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As the party arrives at the main gates, two guards open it and point eastwards. They say the way is not long, a few hours at most. They give you a map that should lead you to the forest and hurry you along.
They give you a warning that a splinter clan of dragons may be nearby. The young dragon ambassador Noise has asked everyone not to engage them if possible, as she has not yet has a chance to speak with them.
The other guard interrupts, asking if Noise should be informed of the party leaving in case she wants to go along. The first says it would delay departure, but might help gain more allies for the coming war.
They both turn to you and ask if you wish the dragon Noise to join you, or shall you go as is?
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>>1989973
It's always nice to have someone else that appreciates fire around. Let's bring Noise.
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Hm. She may be able to quell a potential disaster along the way, but time is of the essence.

I say we move. If we wait too long, it may be dark before we depart, and traveling at night in such times could prove quite dangerous.

I will, of course, bow to the party's decision.
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>>1989973


I don't see why not.
The more bipeds the better. Welcome to the group.
Oh god its Noise. Oh god its Noise. Oh god oh god OOC Roll to not drop my spaghetti.
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>>1989973
I grumble, but have no quarrels with this dragon so I do not oppose inviting her to join us.
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>Noise
YES YES YES YES YES
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>>1990041
............ its cool.. I can at least get a glimpse of those hips as I pick it all up.
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>>1990041
>>1990060
Well I suppose we won't have to worry about food anymore with the walking pasta buffet in tow.
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>>1989973
every second delayed is a second wasted

but really it's up to the group and the leader
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>they get Noise
>still no Grorious Celestia

You are all plebs
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>>1990093
Yeah, well, I don't wish to court our fair Princess under the guise of being a loyal servant. So deal with it.
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>>1990093
>not knowing Noise is the best NPC
you double pleb.
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>>1990093
Celestia? More like....GrossHorsia
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The gate keepers look at eachother in minor confusion but agree to hurry and inform Noise of the party.
As she makes her way to you, you should probably agree on who is the leader for future convenience.
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>>1990114

Nasse are you like our fairy or something? Or maybe you're that support character that gives us useless information about the enemy 3 turns too late.
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>>1990140
I vote for Griffon.
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>>1990140
"Not it", as they say
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>>1990141
I just linger about.
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>>1990140
Let the mighty Griffon have his day in the spotlight. I don't need it.
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>>1989973
>>1989973
And that's what I get for getting distracted. For what it's worth, I would have voted to take her, since it might have saved us time in the long run.

>>1990093
Not every servant of the gods needs their hands held to get things done, paladin. Go masturbate over your armor some more.
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>>1990169
MLPGDND is a drug.
Once you get the taste of it, you can never let it go.
The ride never ends.
"I want to get off Mr. DM's Wild Ride"
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I vote we make the dragon the leader.
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>>1990199
Gay-us. You're leader. K.

>>1990260
But DM is already the leader
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>>1990260
Here we go again!
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>>1990156
>>1990168
>>1990197
As the party agrees that Gaius would be most fitting as a leader, Noise swoops down onto the scene. She is an adolescent female white dragon with grey wings. You can see in her eyes that she has seen some shit for her age, but that she has a will of steel.
She apologises for delaying your departure and hopes you are ready to leave now.
>>1990260
She says your idea is kind but unwise. She will not accompany you into the woods, she only wants to find the splinter clan.
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>>1990260
>>1990279
...

I check my herb pouch to make sure nothing hallucinogenic has come loose, as I appear to be seeing double.
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>>1990305
Leaf the way, Gaius.
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>>1990305
Let's just get going.

Oh, and I do hope you convince any dragons we come across to play nice.

Because I won't.
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>>1990305
Alright let's go. Use your dragon powers to summon rides out of there if so need be. I hope you can at least do that.
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>>1990305
I thank the dragon for her presence and begin to set off in the direction of the forest.

>>1990328
Still your blade knight. While such righteous zeal is commendable, we are not about to compromise negotiations. Such actions may lead you down the same path as the great enemy.
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>>1990438
Good, I have an axe to grind with him. The faster I find the path to his ill beating heart the better.

Now stop wasting my time, let's go!
>>
You depart Canterlot and head towards the forest of illusions. Along the way Noise tells you that the preparations to face Ironhide have gone well, and that she has hope for her race and this land once again. The Griffon King has armed the mighty airship Stormherald, three splinter clans of dragons have promised to aid in the coming battle, the binding spell has been secured and distributed among the mage academy and recently an old war hero, Gracious Glory, has been returned to life to serve once more.
She herself says she feels she has grown much from her experiences, having become an unwilling but grateful ambassador between the dragons and the other races.

As she talks, a shadow passes overhead. A large one.
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>>1990305
ask this Noise character if she can get a dragon to aid us, specifically me, in the forest?
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>>1990486
I look up.
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>>1990486
Look up and ready the bow.


Already? We didn't even get there yet.
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>>1990486
That can only be one thing. Perhaps waiting for Noise was not a bad idea.
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>>1990486
take to the skies
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>>1990486
I flare my wings and ask Noise what the composition of the nearby dragon clan is.
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>>1990495
Noise is unsure of your request. The forest of illusion is unfit for dragon roosting ground, and there are not many out there who would willingly pass up their chance at mating to aid lesser creatures.
>>1990555
As far as she knows, it should be several mature dragons, but only a few younger ones.
>>1990506
>>1990510
>>1990524
>>1990540
It appears to be a dragon. A mature one, but not huge. It kinda seems lost, looking around a lot.
Try to get it's attention?
Let it go along it's way?
Follow it?
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>>1990486
Look upward to spot the source of the shadow, readying an axe for any trouble.
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>>1990588
Try to get it's attention.
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>>1990588
get a better look at it, if that means getting closer to said dragon
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>>1990588
Ask Noise to get its attention.
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>>1990604
>campfire bursts in flames
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>>1990588
Oops, I'm a little behind

I'd like to track it, doing my best to keep from view unless we're ready for a conflict or we start talking to it.
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>>1990588
Getting the attention of a grown dragon? That sounds like a good way to end up in pieces. I am not opposed to observation, but Calling it down seems like a mistake.
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sorry I missed the game guys i had to fix my well
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>>1990623
Great idea, random
voice in my head!

>>1990604
Campfire. Bursts into flames to liven the mood!
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>>1990604
>>1990622
You both try to get the dragon to notice you, but it seems oblivious to your attempts.
>>1990621
It seems to be very confused and lost. It's eyes are wildly dilating and it's breath erratic. It glides along in a straight line but it's claws twitch occasionally.
Noise seems very concerned about this.

Follow the dragon?
Ignore it and head to the woods?
Ignore it and try to find the splinter clan?
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>>1990588
We should move on. We have a forest to locate before nightfall, and the dragon doesn't seem intent of overt malice for now. Unless Noise has something to say about it, let it be for now.

fucking captcha
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>>1990772
It's a hazard to everything around it until we know what's wrong with it.

I say follow it.
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have sex with pony
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>>1990772
Ask noise if that dragon looks sick to her.
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>>1990772
follow it

>>1990773
you seem to forget we took on the sidemission to approach the splinter clan before embarking on the forest
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>>1990797
No, Nasse, No.
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>>1990772
>>1990794
I agree, it seems obviously agitated.
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>>1990772
Do you think that dragon is with the clan? Maybe we should follow it.
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>>1990772
I still think this is a bad idea, but if you are all so intent on chatting with an unstable dragon, fine.
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>>1990821
I have my name on
>>
Oh also, just so you folks will know, this thread is broken in the archive. You might want to save the page yourselves when the time comes.
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>>1990802
She says it doesn't look sick so much as it looks drugged.
>>1990794
>>1990809
>>1990825
>>1990831
>>1990853
The party takes a slight detour and keeps trailing the dragon. It quickly becomes obvious the dragon is losing altitude and soon it crash lands onto the field.
It gasps for breath and occasionally flails about, seemingly unable to get back up.
Now that she can get a good look, Noise says this dragon is probably one of the dragons from the nearby splinter clan.
Talk to it?
Try to find the splinter clan now?
Let Noise deal with this and go to the forest on your own?

>>1990885
This displeases me greatly. Someone please try to find a solution I can put in the pastebin so none of the story is lost.
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>>1990885
>Saving my inevitable failure

Why would I do that?
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>>1990935
I can heal it. But only if Noise gets it to promise not to attack us
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>>1990935
>drugged
This seems like it may be the forest's work. Shaman, druid, what can you tell from his symptoms?
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>>1990935
I tell it to hold on while we help it.
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>>1990935
Have Noise approach it and ask what's wrong.

I'm only getting near the thing if it's to hit it with my axe.
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>>1990966
You can heal it or turn it's blood to worms, you never know.
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>>1990935
It may be best to allow Noise to handle the situation while we continue, but it may be a bit crass to leave it like this. We may as well see what is wrong.
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>>1990935
stay in the air and ask what happened, and where i can get some of what the dragon ingested
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>>1990991
>Worms
>not Wyrms
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>>1991001
>>1990988
>>1990966
As Noise approaches the dragon, it starts laughing, then screaming in panic. Noise turns to you and says it called her a flying cat, then started screaming about mushrooms trying to punch it.
This dragon is seeing crazy things.

Shaman and Druid: roll to try and help it sober up
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>>1990991
She actually has heal. Botching repairs is my job.
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>>1991079
I should've checked the multiclass thing...oh well
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>>1991078
Alright. I'll root through my pouch and see if I have any detoxicants that might work with dragon physiology.

>Roll
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>>1991102
ouch
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>>1991078
.>>1991079

Urgh..He already did good. Do I have too? sigh.......Roll
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>>1991079
>>1991102
Wow.
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>>1991128
Well that first one wasn't a roll, just a response. Was put through before I saw the DM's post.
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>>1991160
>>1991102

NICE WORK ZIBBA
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>>1991102
>2
itbegins.jpg
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>>1991191
Quiet, mutt.
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>>1991200
So it does.
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>>1991191
The word you are looking for is Zigger
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>>1991102
>>1991128
Your combined efforts in healing help to clear up the dragon's mind. There will be hell to pay in side effects later, but for now, the dragon is lucid.

It says it was sent to scout out potential roosting ground when it started feeling strange. Needing to rest, it landed near a forest. There, horrible visions plagued it and it fled to try and return to the clan for help.
It thanks you for your help, and offers to take any of you who wish to come along to the clan's temporary resting grounds.

Noise says she will go. The rest of you can come along if you wish, but it is not required.
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>>1991229
Yo. Bo is a Zigga, not a Zigger. Don't be racist.

AND GET OUT OF MY HEAD
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>>1991250
HAVE YOU WORSHIPPED CELESTIA TODAY YOU HERETIC?
WHY NOT?
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>>1991249
Let's go with her.
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>>1991249
Let's go. Then they can take Noise back home and we can continue our mission. I'd rather not let her go alone. But what did I tell you? Its the mushrooms.
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>>1991249
I do not wish to be in an encampment with those creatures. But they might have useful information.

I am torn.

>>1991260
Commissar Dawn please go
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>>1991249
We have already wasted much time. We /need/ to get to the forest before nightfall.

No doubt my reptile-loving companions will disagree, but I am swiftly growing used to it.
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>>1991249
i'm going to collect some water before heading to the camp
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>>1991249
Very well. Any additional information about the forest would prove useful.
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>>1991291
I'm with you, but the others already chose to help the dragons
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>>1991291
But dragons man, dragons! Besides, if the forest did that to a dragon, what is it going to do to us?
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>>1991319
I am not...

Comfortable... Around dragons. Especially LARGE dragons. Especially THAT MANY large dragons.
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>>1991345
Relax. They don't eat meat unless they are really hungry.
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>>1991291
I would rather press on to the forest as well, unless the dragons have a way to ward us against the visions or something.
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>>1991345
>the party goes near the forest
>driven mad by illusions, they kill each other
>QUEST OVER I GET TO SLAY THE DRAGON TOMORROW
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>>1991266
>>1991270
>>1991276
>>1991291
>>1991297
>>1991300
The dragon leads you a short way into a valley. The dragons are lounging around the rocky area, trying to rest as best as they can.
Noise's info was fairly correct. There are maybe ten dragons here, most of whom are mature ones. Two younger dragons, one male and one female, can also be seen huddled near some boulders. Also worthy of note is the very large older dragon who has knocked over some trees in his sleep.
The dragon who brought you here points to one of the mature dragons, a bronze coloured one, and says that he is the leader of this splinter. He then leaves, saying he feels a bit ill.

Noise says she will go chat with the leader to see if she can get them to unite with one of the splinters she has met before. A splinter this small will be hard pressed to mate with any success. She occasionally glances at the two younger dragons and seems bothered.
She then asks if you wish to join her in the peace talks, or do something else?
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>>1991399
I ask around to see if they know anything about the Forest of Illusions.
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>>1991399
>Noise is jelly and wants The Dick
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>>1991399
agree to join her in her talk
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>>1991418
Hurr forgot my name.
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>>1991399
I'll follow Noise.
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>>1991399
I'll stick by her. But there goes the plan of having them take her back home.
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>>1991399
This is stressful enough as it is, I am not in any condition to 'talk terms' with their alpha.

I guess I'll follow the mage. I could probably outrun him if one of these scaly bastards gets any indeas.
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>>1991399
I know I am not fit to be in peace talks with dragons, so I would rather find something else to do.
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>>1991474
Man if I were playing now and my alignment would be evil I'd totally try to backstab this dude.
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>>1991487
Nasse. This is the fate of all the DND games in the balance here!
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>>1991487
Shut up Nasse
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>>1991487
You're good at drawing horse butt, yes? Perhaps you could sketch up a picture of yourself kissing my ass.
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>>1991501
I think that's why he'd do it. This guy hates dragons and could cock it all up.
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>>1991513
>>1991501
It's a totally valid action for a chaotic or neutral evil character!
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>>1991523
I thought you were one of those diamond dogs.
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>>1991418
>>1991474
One of the dragons raises it's head and asks if you mean the mushroom forest? It tells you it saw some ponies going there with torches earlier, screaming something about it being an evil place that needs to go. Beyond that, all it knows is that it is a very pretty place to look at, at least from above.
>>1991466
>>1991458
>>1991443
Noise asks for the bronze dragon's attention and is greeted with a tired stare and a groan.
The bronze dragon sits up and says it will listen, but wishes you keep it brief for they are all very tired from ceaseless flying for days on end and need rest.
Noise says she knows of another splinter they could meet up with that resides in the mountains to the north. The bronze dragon says that is a long way away and from what they've heard, the path would take them dangerously close to Ironhide.
Noise then turns to the party and asks if they could think of anything to convince the dragons with?
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>>1991548
He's a zebra. I'm the bitch
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>>1991548
Your reading skills are not up to par tonight. Should I start rhyming for you? Would that make it more obvious?
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>>1991560
Man I can't remember every poor soul's name,race and gender who Celestia sends to their deaths.
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>>1991551
more secure breeding possibilities. things won't get any safer from here on out either
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>>1991525
Hate might not be the right word. I bear no animosity towards them. I just don't like the idea of being seen as prey. All these ponies have had the luxury of growing up under the protection of what equates to a god-empress. I was afforded no such luxury.

Forgive me if I am wary around them.
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>>1991551
Wait. So they know where Ironhide is? What is the splinter doing so close to Ironbutt? I was told the dragons hated him.

In any case if that dragon is close to it, it's in danger. Ask why they haven't sought to help their brethren.

>>1991574
"Help us get to him and we'll give you sex." I don't like the implications.
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>>1991551
I ask the dragon if it saw the ponies come out of the forest.

>>1991599
Ohohohoho.
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>>1991611
Damn name.
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>>1991551
The mentioning of Ironhide grabs my attention.

We seek shards of power to turn him back to his former self, surely the dragons would help us gather them more quickly so that this insanity will end?
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>>1991599
The Bronze Dragon tells you their clan refused to move from their usual roosts until it was almost too late. Ironhide caught up to the stragglers and this dozen is all who survived. They have been on the run ever since.
>>1991611
They did not.
>>1991574
The dragon ponders, and then asks Noise if there might be an acceptable alternative route to take here. Noise assures them she can allow them passage over Canterlot, provided they can get there during the next day.
Groaning, the bronze dragon lays back down again. It says they will make an attempt to reach Canterlot as soon as they have rested.

Noise seems happy with this resolution, and says she will stay a bit longer to see if she can kindle further hope among the splinter before heading back to Celestia.
As you prepare to depart for the woods, the dragon you helped earlier returns. He says his hoard is not far, and if you want, you can check it for things that you might like, as a token of thanks for helping him out.

Pick out an item for yourself, all of you.
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>>1991687
Oooh, item. What kind of items can I pick from? Anything magic?
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>>1991675
Another of the dragons raises it's head and says he has seen what one might describe as a "shard" when flying over the woods. It was in a clearing, near a curious cross shape on the ground.
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>>1991687
Wait.....we can just take something? That's weird. This bow looks awesome. A Shiny gold bow with carved markings in it that look like flames. Might be magical. Yoink.

Roll to also take several of the crystal arrows without him noticing...and some gold coins...and that necklace...and that gold chalice.
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>>1991687
Some better armor or a flight upgrade of some kind.

>>1991735
That sounds promising. At least we know that it's not in the middle of the forest itself.
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>>1991770
>0

Sigh.. Backfired...A girl can try can't she?
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>>1991687
I want a cloak that makes it's wearer impervious or just resistant, if that's too OP to fire damage.
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>>1991687
perfect

look for a pendant that wards illusions, if it isn't there, then make off with a few gold coins
>>
Aspirant are you here
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>>1991687
A dragon giving freely from his hoard? I never would have imagined, but I am no ingrate.

I don't need treasure, but if he has something light and practical, it would be appreciated. Some sort of cloak perhaps, or a small blade. Perhaps a digging implement. I would like to get a few samples of the local flora once we're there, and that would he helpful.

It matters not what it is, truly.
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>>1991735
I thank the dragon for the information, feeling odd at doing so.

After musing about an item to take from the horde of treasure, I decide.....to take nothing.
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>>1991821
Yes, what do you need?
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>>1991846
God. You are so lame.

I'll take his item if he doesn't want it.
>>
I gently whack Midni in the back of the head with my staff.
>>
can i play
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>>1991877
I mean no offense to the dragon, but it is not a matter of what I want.

It is a matter of defeating Ironhide with what I have left.

Go ahead, take my share. I have all I need already.
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>>1991857
I meant are you playing
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>>1991732
Damn, look at that fancy sword. Looks fancy. Probably magic too.
>>1991770
The dragon quietly brushes you aside as you stuff your pockets with gold, but lets you keep the bow
>>1991781
What luck, it seems this plate was designed for a griffon. It's sleek as hell too, meaning you will hardly even realize you are wearing a fuckton of steel as you fly.
>>1991791
It is a very nice cloak. Smells a bit of asbestos though.
>>1991815
A pendant with a gem eye that occasionally blinks. Looking through it should reveal the truth.
>>1991828
You find some fancy jars that contain herbs. From the smell of them you can tell they will taste bitter and horrible, so they most likely are potent medicine. Possibly a detoxing one.
Also you grab a sickle, since it should help in harvesting more plants, as well as cutting foes.

With your loot in hand, you are now free to depart to the woods if there was nothing else you needed here.
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>>1991891
I rub my head and groan.
>>1991900
You're still lame. I would have taken a golden shield or something.
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>>1991911
Yes
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>>1991940
Which one
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>>1991923
Thank the dragon and wait for the party. We really should get going.

>>1991949
asks him in next thread please.
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>>1991965
But y
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>>1991937
Be gracious, canine. You take advantage of your benefactors when they are taxed as is.

I thank the dragon for the armor and wish it safe travels over Canterlot tomorrow. We need to make haste for the forest.
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>>1991891
Do you sound like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SCFNbyamY8
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>>1991984
because its masquerade time. You can talk with Ass Pirate there.
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>>1991923
>Sword
I give it to Midni since he seems bent on taking treasures

I believe we should head to the forest now. The sooner we get that shard the sooner I can stuff my axe in somethings head.
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>>1991923
I put the cloak on and thank the dragon for its gerosity.
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>>1991992
Do I look like a baboon to you?
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>>1991992
That sounds more like Puli.
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>>1992007
Score! Thanks pony!
>>1991990
I choose not to argue that dragons are greedy dirty hoarders and just nod at the Griffon and keep my mouth shut.
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>>1992031
Yes.
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>>1991992
I guess I should see that movie some day...
>>
Anyway.

>>1991923
The dragon has my gratitude. These will no doubt come in handy on our journey.

I find a good place for them in my kit, and suggest we get moving soon.

>>1992052
You haven't? Srongwitchoo?
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>>1992052
What the hell is wrong with you god?
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>>1992052
You haven't seen The Lion King? Really?

Huh. Who knew.
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>>1992052
Get it together Scripty.
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>>1992050
It seems the flames have damaged more than your skin.
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>>1992052
I think I'm going to download it right now and watch it again while you play.
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>>1992099
>Downloading
>not just watching from a VHS
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>>1992110
>VHS
>2012
I don't even have my VCR anymore
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>>1992131
You are literally worse than Hitler
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>>1992131
I do....VHS> DVD
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>>1992068
>>1992064
>>1992071
To be exact I've seen more or less every part of it, but never the whole thing in one sitting and in one language.
There are lots of "must see classic" movies I've missed.

END OF META RINE
RINE ENDS HERE
__________________________________________ <- RINE
BEYOND RINE

As the party waves good bye to the dragons and Noise, they trek back to the woods. Old but lively trees form the outer edges. They have grown tightly, allowing little sunlight in many parts of the visible area. There is undergrowth in the sunny parts, but no real visible paths. Some mushrooms can be seen growing on tree trunks and on the ground.
A mild smoky smell can be detected in the air.

Look for possible signs of life?
Go in bravely?
Eat some of the mushrooms?
Something else?
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>>1992110
>implying my laptop is VHS compatible
>implying I have a VHS in the dorm
>implying anyone uses VHS anymore

I watched Lord of the Rings on VHS every Saturday morning when it was brand new
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>>1992131
>Not having a VCR
>1975
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>>1992146
use my eye seeing thing to get an observation from the sky
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>>1992146
I sweep the forest with my borrowed spyglass.
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>>1992146
I wish to check for signs of life before continuing.

And no, I don't think I'll snack on a mushroom. Seems like a poor idea.
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>>1992146
>eat some of the mushrooms
the real man's choice!
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>>1992146
The dragon said that he began hallucinating as soon as he approached the forest. I suggest the shaman and druid examine the mushrooms first.

I will fly above the treeline to see how far it extends and try to spot any clearings.
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>>1992146
Smokey smell... A fire perhaps?

One of those dragons mentioned something about a group of ponies coming out here with torches. That could be them. What do you all think?

>Roll to examine mushrooms, cut and pouch a few
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>>1992200
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
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>>1992146
Cover my nose with my cloak.
Use Survival to claw some mushrooms out and put them in a separate bag. Who knows? Maybe they will be useful later.
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>>1992200
laughing_mares.jpg
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>>1992200
If something goes wrong I might be able to heal you from the effects but lets see what DM has to say first. You guys should leave the mushrooms to me.
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>>1992200
Time to eat some Shrooms, Puli style.
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>>1992188
I bet you'd sit back and eat shrooms all day with flutterquiet, wouldn't you Nasse
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>>1992200
Just be glad you didn't get that third zero, or you'd have probably turned into a mushroom.
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>>1992200
leave it to a zebra to immediately fall prey to drug use
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>>1992270
I'm sorry. I can't fight my black instincts.That's the joke, right?That Zebras are the blacks?You racist?
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>>1992176
>>1992190
The forest seems real. The foliage is thick as shit too, so you can't see many details from up here. You can tell the mushrooms get bigger the deeper you go into the woods, and that there are several clearings.
>>1992181
There are no immediate sings of ponies or wildlife.
>>1992200
The mushrooms are perfectly harmless and very delicious. Confident in your findings, you discard all your food rations and pack mushrooms instead.
>>1992208
You can no longer smell smoke.

It seems the area is clear.
Follow the smell of smoke?
Try to locate the nearest clearing?
Just go in blindly and hope for the best?
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>>1992290
Oh well good. I was worried for a moment.

FUCK.
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>>1992251
I've never in my life eaten a mushroom, the food kind or otherwise actually.
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>>1992306
What's wrong with you?
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>>1992290
mash several of the mushrooms up into a sort of pulp, then head in while dropping parts of the mash behind me
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>>1992178
Uhh >>1992178
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>>1992306
But you would if you had a lazy afternoon with Fluttershy, wouldn't you? Fluttershy sitting on your lap as you hand feed her a roasted mushroom, sprinkled lightly with garlic for flavor, as the two of you watch television together.

>>1992290
I say we head for a clearing, keeping an eye out for anything cross shaped. The sooner we retrieve this thing the better.
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>>1992178
The forest is real. No illusions here.
You also see that the dark spots have no shrubs or undergrowth, but they do have mushrooms.
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>>1992290
I would like to look for that clearing the dragon mentioned, but even flying blindly over this forest seems like a bad idea. Let's follow the smoke.
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>>1992310
I'm not big on any kind of plants or plant like things that aren't really plants but aren't meat either
>>1992334
Sure, if she liked that
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>>1992301
...................
Cautious is still key. You just got lucky

>>1992290
Lower my cloak and start following the smell. I got my dog nose after all.
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>>1992367
What if she wanted to feed you one? Blushing as she puts her hoof to your face, mushroom resting gently on it.

Would you put her hoof in your mouth, licking the ends of it and making her giggle while her face reddens?

She's comfortable with all this after spending some time with you, so you don't need to worry about that.
>>
I follow the Diamond Dog.
>>
I just noticed we left Noise with a bunch of old tired dragons and 2 horny teenagers..

Nice work guys
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>>1992423
I don't think this is the place for this kind of discussion
sure I suppose
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>>1992367
Ironically enough, I rather enjoy mushrooms as a food.

>>1992408
Quite lucky indeed. I told you I would be able to find a food source in here, and I was right. You should watch me work sometime. You might learn a thing or two.

Fuckity fuck fuck fuck. Fuck fuck. I am the worst Shaman ever.
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>>1992443
Hey, she told us to go on without her, right?

>>1992408
If he's not heading for a clearing following that scent, I want to warn him.
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>>1992445
You are correct. I shall table it. For now.
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>>1992472
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--5NkNPz7uE Noise is now a slut
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>>1992343
>>1992408
>>1992424
The party starts following the smoky smell, with the diamond dog taking the lead. The smell becomes more piercing, and you can hear crackling in the distance.
You can see tiny strands of smoke in the air. Curiously, they seem closer to purple than grey.
You can also hear hoofstep in the other direction.

Keep going at the smoke?
Check out the hoofsteps?
Other?
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>>1992498
I can see the smoke just fine. No need to sniff at it. Besides, purple smoke is always bad.

Draw my bow and move toward the steps cautiously.
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>>1992498
Check for tracks to make sure if the hoofsteps are coming from a real source or if it's a figment of my imagination.

Also ready my axe.
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>>1992498
I use a bandage as a mask and stay out of the smoke. Maybe one of our winged friends could clear the air?
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>>1992498
That smoke probably isn't going anywhere, and if there is someone, or something in here with us, it would be wise to make sure it isn't a threat. I ready my staff and face the direction the footfalls came from.
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>>1992540
Oh no and there goes my name again.
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>>1992498
flare my wings and get ready to take to the air
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>>1992553
Smoke rises, and I'm not too keen on getting a lungful of mystery purple gas. We should look for the source of the hoofsteps.
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>>1992540
You can no longer smell the smoke
>>1992539
How curious. No tracks to be found anywhere near here. At all.
>>1992530
>>1992543
>>1992571
>>1992585
As you step out see who is walking around, you come across an armoured pony. His gear seems very well made and quite expensive.
He has not noticed you, and appears lost.

Call out to him?
Sneak up on him?
Attack him?
Ignore him?
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>>1992606
I call out to him.
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>>1992606
Babby's first trip
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>>1992606
>Appears to be lost

That sounds familiar.

Be careful. He may be as addled as that dragon was.
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>>1992606
I'm aiming my bow. Ask him what the hell he's doing here.
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>>1992606
I hide. Should he prove himself hostile I want to hit him while he's busy with someone else.
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>>1992606
quietly look around for others
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>>1992653
It would be better if I remembered my name for this.

Order stands as before.
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>>1992653
You hide.
>>1992625
>>1992631
>>1992634
As you call out the armoured pony jumps and readies his sword, he demands to know who you are and why you are aiming your weapons at him. Judging by the way he holds his gear, he is a unicorn.
>>1992666
>666
You catch a glimpse of Satan taking a piss behind a tree.
As you look again, he is gone.
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>>1992685
Tell him that we're on a mission for Celestia.
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>>1992685
I hold action while I hide, waiting to see if he's hostile. Or what he even seems to be....
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>>1992685
We are here in search of a lost artifact on order of Celestia. Now answer the dog's question.
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>>1992685
We asked you first.
>>1992717
DAMMIT BO DIDDLY
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>>1992711
>11 WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT EVER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtSnLa5_Zmc
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>>1992685
look at him through my pendant
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>>1992685
next horse is ded, should we move there?
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>>1992753
More like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4YrCFz0Kfc
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>>1992772
yeah I noticed this as I posted that other video
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>>1992693
>>1992711
>>1992717
The armoured pony lowers his guard. He tells you his name is Westrava, and that he and his companions Beorr and Valorfax came to these woods to look for a shard of the Rainbow of Light. However, he seems to have gotten separated from them as the mushrooms attacked.
>>1992759
Curiouser and curiouser. He doesn't seem to be there. Well at least not all of him. All you see through the gem is the armour with some bones inside.
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>>1992798
I cast Freeze on him.
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>>1992793
We've got 106 miles to the forest, a full tank of gas, half a pack of mushrooms, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

>>1992798
Mushrooms attacked? Are you alright?

Should we be worried?
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>>1992769
How close is this one to page 15?
Also is the next one archived properly?
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>>1992811
Here we go again.
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>>1992798
ask him what year it is
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>>1992798
>No tracks
>Bones in armor

Is he just floating everywhere or what.

I check our surroundings before anything else.
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>>1992811
That's a little meta, don't you think?. Are we assuming we all know what Targa saw?
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>>1992825
Every thread since this one hasn't been archived.
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>>1992825
Page 11
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>>1992798
Lower the weapon but still say that I don't trust him. (He is a dirty Unicrap after all)
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>>1992834
Oh crap I forgot. Can I take that action back without it looking like I'm trying to get rid of my 11?
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>>1992798
How many mushrooms are we surrounded by?

oh god matango flashbacks
>>
Just in case these threads aren't fixed in the archive, I'm going to be saving them manually, and will try to upload them as text in a googledoc, or host images of the thread, or upload the whole mess somewhere.
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>>1992811
>11
An icicle forms on your nose, but nothing else happens.
>>1992816
The mushrooms that walk, he says. Have you not seen them? They pack quite a punch.
>>1992827
He insists it's about 50 years in the past.
>>1992830
>0
You are fairly convinced there are no surroundings. You might be standing in negative space. No wait there are trees and the party here too. This negative space must be disguised as a forest or something.
>>1992910
Just some small ones growing out of the trees, A few biggers ones can be seen deeper in the woods.

>>1992852
Fuckdamned shitcunts.jpg
>>1992863
Damn. Ok, we move.
Post your actions in the next horse.
>>
We come to claim this horse for the Deathfather. Let this rotting flesh and broken bone be knit into a form worthy of the songs of our people.

The game continues.
>>
>Fear and loathing in the forest of illusions
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>>1992968
Yeah. Dude is off his rocker. I'm starting to suspect that he has fallen under his spell and we are next
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>>1992968
I'm afraid not. We only just arrived a few moments ago, so we haven't had the 'pleasure' of running into the local fauna. Have you been here long yourself?
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>>1992983
>>1993005
>>
>>1993011
>Midna.
holy shit that's where I got my name from.
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>>1993012
I tip my mask back up after it falls over my face.
Stupid nameforgetting.
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>>1992983
How much headway did they make into the forest before the mushrooms attacked them?
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>>1992983


>>1993008
Yes master, sorry master, don't rocks fall me master.
>>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07SahS27dnk

Atmospheric music is ago
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>>1992983
>>1992968
tell him some foreign magic has brought me to this time and the same has happened to my companions as well, then ask what he knows about this forest and if he could point out locations he has been
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>>1993012
Days. Perhaps weeks. He is not quite sure any more.
>>1993040
A bit deeper in than this. He thinks they were possibly guarding something, as they did not give chase.
>>1993043
The dastardly negative space seems to have escaped, leaving you to strike the dirt. Take that, DIRT! HA!
The dirt is wounded.
>>1993082
He offers to lead you in the direction where he saw the mushrooms. If his pointing is any indication, it is away from the direction of the smoke.

Follow Westrava?
Follow the smoke?
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>>1993134
Dirt is no match for my axe! Haha...ha....

So, uh, anyone have a stick I can carry some of that purple fire with?
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>>1993134
If there's a fire I want to find it. I brush the icicle off my nose and follow the smoke.
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>>1993134
you guys make your choices i'm going with the pot o' bones.
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>>1993134
>dirt is wounded
>Ultima IV
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>>1993134
I'm in no rush to fight these rambling shrooms. They are not what we are here for anyway. Perhaps we should check the fire before moving on.

He is welcome to come along, if he wishes.
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>>1993134
I still think he's lost it. I would rather follow the smoke.
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>>1993183
>basically a 50 year old suit of armour walking around
>lost it
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo, you think?
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>>1993134
We saw the fire from the outside, and the dragons mentioned ponies with torches. I'm more interested in that.
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>>1993192
Well duh, but I'm not going to jump on his ass like he's a skeleton if I don't know that either.
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>>1993192
YOU KNOW WHAT ANON
FURRRK OFF
>>
The party says thanks but no thanks to Westrava and head in the direction of the smoke.
Westrava looks on for a while, then shrugs and follows you.

The smell of smoke is heavier and heavier, however the deeper you go the less it smells like smoke. It smells like purple.
You can hear mad laughter and yelling ahead.
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>>1993225
sneak closer to the sounds while viewing through my pendant
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>>1993225
I'll use my wings to clear the smoke and ready my lance.
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>>1993225
I tell Gaius to try and blow the smoke away with his wings.
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>>1993225
Bow out Ears up
If its hostile it gets fucked up.
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>>1993225
Man, I LOVE purple.
Even so, I am going to try to keep my head low to the ground so I don't inhale more than I need to.
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>>1993225
My axe is ready for enemies more challenging than dirt!

Though I'd greatly like someone to do something about the smoke. Purple is my least favorite color.
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>>1993253
me too, totally gonna find a way to capture some of that purple fire
>>1993225
also DM is this a forrest or a maze?
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>>1993253
>>1993281
Yep.. You guys lost it
>>
I have some setting music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo5l-1r8OMo
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>>1993245
As you look through the pendant, the faces on the trees vanish and the cloud stops forming rude words. You can see four figures in the distance. Also fire.
>>1993246
>>1993249
With a mighty poof most of the smoke around you clears. You can breathe more easily and you can see some ponies in the distance.
>>1993253
You stay down low. It seems to clear your head and most of the grass stops playing music.

Call out to the group of ponies?
Get closer?
Listen in on them?
>>
>>1993307
Thanks doc you bastard, now it's going to be stuck in my head
>>
>>1993307
You just earned the music bonus.
You can ignore one critical miss at will. Just remember to say so.
>>
>>1993319
Try to see what they're doing
>>
>>1993319
I examine the ponies with my borrowed spyglass.
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>>1993319
you guys hide and get ready to fight

DM
I am going to call out to the figures and approach them slowly
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>>1993319
What the hell are all these ponies doing here?

Shoot and arrow at the grass near them to get their attention.

I'm tired of not being able to use this thing.
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>>1993319
Well they seem like they're in good spirits from the sound of it. Let's find out what they're up to.

Shame about the grass. It was quite pleasant.
>>
>>1993366
>3 sets of doubles

I hope you kill one
>>
Bah, I have to go. I should be back in at most ten minutes.
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>>1993366
>triple doubles
You got their attention alright.
>>
>>1993382
>campfire spontaneously combusts
>>
>>1993366
well now that you probably hit one of them i guess subtlety is out of the question
>>
What's the rules on subsequent doubles, anyway?
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>>1993404
I think it only works for crits and crit fails actually
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>>1993410
Well that doesn't explain much, does it
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>>1993336
>>1993351
>>1993362
>>1993366
>>1993367
You have their attention.
Their eyes are unfocused and sunken, saliva flowing from their mouths. They are armed with torches and igniting everything in sight. As they turn to face you they scream BURN IT. MUST. BURN. IT. BUT IT ALL. IT IS EVIL.

Looks like there is a forest fire.
As you see them put a torch to a mushroom, it explodes into a purple cloud of spores and gas. As one of the ponies breathes it in he freaks out and starts swinging at the air, screaming about his eyes looking into him.

Your action?

>>1993404
Only multiples of 9 and 0 do special things, namely multicrits.
666 also sometimes has special effects.
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>>1993428
FINALLY!

Shoot the one freaking out.
Tell everyone to keep their distance
>>
>>1993428
In the Griffin Kingdom quest, when the dragon was debuffed so 7 would be crits against him as well, 77 was a double crit too.
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>>1993428
unload all my spring loaded knives into the ponies

take to the skies and reload
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>>1993428
>your action

GET THE FUCK OUT.

Or at least stand the hell back.

There is nothing appealing about fighting some sort of infected, crazed ponies who can make more of that smoke.
>>
>>1993452
Not in melee, anyway. What's the rules on abilities and usage limits?
>>
>>1993428
They have been consumed by the forest and must be cleansed. Purged if necessary. I'll continue to clear the air with my wings and FUS RO DAH.
>>
>>1993470
I was able to pull out like three subsequent marksman shots as a tracker.
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>>1993428
Finally! ACTION!

I charge the nearest one!
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>>1993480
Alright, in that case I'd like to try to root them if they get far enough away from the mushroom-tree-whatevers. That way I can close in without them setting any more spore clouds off.
>>
>>1993500
Arrow to the hoof.
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>>1993500
MATANGO
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>>1993500
Seriously, that's like the second time. Why have you forsaken me, oh not-so-RNG?
>>
>>1993440
>0
Your arrow goes straight up in the air and vanishes from sight. I sure hope this won't come back to haunt you later.
>>1993447
You hit one of the ponies, wounding him rather badly. He looks at his wounds and the knives stuck in his flesh, then giggles about having grown little extra hooves. He is bleeding quite horribly though.
From your vantage point in the air you can see a notable portion of the woods is already on fire, and that the fire is spreading. You can hear loud bangs as more mushrooms explode in the distance.
>>1993479
Your mighty blast clears the air of smoke. You can see the targets clearly, and none of the berry bushes are flashing you any more. Your wind is so mighty it staggers the four enemies.
>>1993493
You dash at the enemies but misjudge the distance. You don't quite reach them yet.
>>1993500
>00
As you await for your roots to rise and help you, you feel the earth shake and see fleshy tentacles burst forth instead. They are colored a sickly purplish blue, and have fanged maws on them.

Three of the mad ponies are staggered
One has fallen over and is bleeding horribly
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>>1993564
Fuck. Was at least around them?
>>
>>1993564
Dammit. Shoot another arrow at another one.

Also pray to the karma gods that it hits anyone but me.
>>
>>1993599
>99
Way to go
>>
>>1993611
Can't fail all the time. I'm a dog
>>
>>1993599
Kissing the sky, man.
>>
>>1993564
http://youtu.be/f3gEKpGD4D4

I continue my charge, choosing to ignore the fallen pony.
>>
>>1993564
knock out one of the staggered ponies and bring him back to the group, telling them that a quarter of the forest could very well be on fire right now and we might have to retreat
>>
>>1993564
I take to the air and charge the fallen ponies
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>>1993577
Yes.
One of them lashes out and grabs the fallen pony, then bites into it and begins feeding.
>>1993599
>99
Your arrow catches the staggered pony in the eye, slamming through it into his brain and through the back of the skull before embedding itself in one of the flesh tentacles, wounding it.
>>1993627
Your charge topples one of the foes, as your weighty mass slams into him. He is hurt and open for an attack.
>>1993636
You swoop down at the final enemy, knocking them unconscious.
You also voice your warning about the fire.
>>1993680
>0
You bash into some branches and fall back down

One enemy pony remains to be finished
There are three tentacles, one is wounded
There is a shitload of fire coming your way.
The smoke is starting to gather again.
>>
>>1993701
fly the unconscious pony straight into the air, above the forest while keeping an eye on the party below
>>
>>1993701
With a shout I attack the downed pony, attempting to hit the injured tentacle afterward if it's close enough.
>>
>>1993701
Alright, well... Nothing ventured, I guess. Time to clean up my mess. I'm going to try to attack the tentacle that's busy with the downed pony.
>>
>>1993701
Survival ability Roll.

Wield the golden sword the dragon gave me and try to cut down a tree to slow the spread of the fire.
>>
>>1993759
That was me, by the way. Names. Woo.

Also, [VGCS], Midni.
>>
>>1993701
I try to slow down the fire by casting freeze at it.
>>
>>1993790
Duh. Nice work Bo
>>
>>1993701
Yes, I totally meant to do that.

The charlatan may be right, we're rapidly running out of space here. I'll use Slam on a tentacle.
>>
>>1993732
You are now out of harm's way. The pony is pretty heavy though. And that fire is getting real close.
>>1993746
You finish off the pony and leap at the wounded tentacle, nearly severing it.
>>1993779
>9
You lop the tree down with zero effort. Not quite sure how you did that with a sword but hey, convenient aint it?
>>1993759
>9
You strike the tentacle that was feeding, your jagged wooden bits digging deep into it's fleshy side. As the tentacle reacts to the sudden assault by swinging sharply, you tug at your staff, adding enough leverage to tear the tentacle in two with a sickening ripping noise. It seems to bleed thick, dark sludge.
>>1993803
>3
You make the air chilly and moist, but no real ice forms.
>>1993844
You slam your weight into the tentacle Seeker cut, finishing the job and severing it.

One tentacle remains.
The fire is so close you can feel it.
Westrava looks like he is about to make a break for it.
>>
>>1993881
I call for a retreat. I'll carry the biped.
>>
>>1993881
The fire will take care of the tentacle. Fall back to where we met Westrava!
>>
>>1993881
A threat remains! I attack the final tentacle while calling for someone to do something about the fire
>>
>>1993881
yell at Westrava to guide the others out of the forest and tell the others i'll be at the place we entered the forest at
>>
>>1993881
Stay and take out the fire with my breathe!......okay...plan B. Run!
>>
>>1993881
I agree with Gaius. No sense in hanging around here and burning. Let's make a break for it.
>>
>>1993920
Well, this is unfortunate.
>>
>>1993964
Not particularly.
>>
>>1993920
I'll heal you bro. Besides, you were just the fire stopper we needed!
>>
>>1993920
>0
You attack the tentacle with all your might. Your glorious attack shatters it's bones and scatters it's armour into the winds. As you stare into the dying eyes of your defeated mother, you can only see the ketchup being stored in the fridge. Your mouth tastes like music. There is a rabbit. No, two. Perhaps it was a squirrel.
You blink.
You and the others are in a small clearing near the spot where you met Westrava.
Everyone looks a bit worried about you.
>>1993917
>>1993921
>>1993919
>>1993929
>>1993939
Westrava inform you that the place where he last saw the walking mushrooms is not too far.
>>
>>1994006
Wouldn't be the first time I've woken up with a confused recollection of what went down.

Is anything beyond my pride injured?
>>
>>1994006
I examine the insane pony with my borrowed spyglass.
>>
>>1994025
You seem fine, but smell very purple.
>>
>>1994034
He is real. Just had too much purple and not enough green.
>>
Maybe Boahinmaa should see if he has anything that could get rid of the excess purple.
>>
>>1994040
DAMMIT.

Alright, whatever, I smell like worst color.

I wish to look around and see if I can spot any clearings that resemble what the dragon told us.
>>
>>1994006
I ask Westrava to lead on, and recommend Seeker take a nice, long, vacation after this.
>>
>>1994006
someone grab the knight before he runs into another fight with the rainbows

hurry this damn pony is getting heavy
>>
>>1994080
Oh come on, that is a great color slash smell.

Whatever. Let's get a move on.
>>
Has Targa told us what Westrava looks like yet?
>>
>>1994006
I couldn't help but laugh

Bo Let's try to heal our knight bro on the way
>>
>>1994080
No crosses to be seen, but you do see a wolf-like thing between some trees.
The next moment it is between some other trees.
Then it is gone entirely.

You can also hear soft pattering footsteps not too far away. They seem to have gotten Westrava all worked up.
>>
>>1994102
Nope.
>>
>>1994080

>Alright, whatever, I smell like worst color.

Cool I am actually glad I rolled 0!
>>
>>1994110
Alright, if you trust my track record at this point.

I nip some of the herbs I received from that dragon, grind them as best I can, and administer the powder to Seeker. Hopefully it will help clear his head.

This may taste a bit... Bad.
>>
>>1994111
I check for tracks from the wolf beast

>>1994130
Yeah, tell that to my sinuses. The smell of purple makes me nose itch like hell.
>>
>>1994090
You are forced to land as the limp mad pony gets too heavy for you.
>>
>>1994111
I ask Westrava what has him so worked up.

>>1994160
What about the mad pony?
>>
>>1994160
>0

Maybe I should find a new profession.
>>
>>1994111
I attempt to reassure Westrava and get him to focus. The kingdom's future rests on the Rainbow, and the sooner we find it the sooner we can leave this cursed forest.
>>
>>1994178
What ABOUT the mad pony? We just killed two of his compatriots. You're saving this one?
>>
>>1994167
aagh! i'm gonna have to leave it then
>>
>>1994160
Oh jeeze...
>>
>>1994220
Happy trippin'
>>
>>1994227
This is your fault, somehow. I know it.
>>
>>1994160
>0
It tastes godawful, but at least now his mouth tastes like piss and leaves instead of music.
You are not sure of any other effects.
>>1994162
You see tracks where it stood, but none connecting the points to one another.
>>1994195
>>1994178
Westrava points into the distance. He wildly exclaims that the walking mushroom is there.
Looking in that direction, you indeed see a walking mushroom. It is maybe half as tall as you. As it slowly toddles along it trips over itself and falls down. It then flails for a moment trying to get up.
>>
>>1994237
I'm the god of bad rolls
>>
>>1994199
the forest killed 2 of his compatriots

and i was going to straighten the pony out to ask what it knew of the forest
>>
>>1994253
Well that's an... Improvement? Maybe?

Damn. If zebras could have Cutie Mark Failure Insanity Syndrome breakdowns, I probably would.
>>
>>1994253
follow the goup now
>>
>>1994263
IT IS EVIL AND MUST BURN he shouts, then returns to not being conscious.
>>
>>1994263
>>1994291
Right. Very useful.

You were saying, Targa?
>>
>>1994253
Well that's not very threatening. Is the shaman in the market for a pet? It seems about as coordinated as him.
>>
>>1994199
We need to straighten his mind out so he knows what he's saying. He's obviously been driven insane like the dragon.
>>
>>1994253
>Other effects
oh god....

I shout a challenge to the wandering mushroom, asking what it wants as I ready my axe yet again.
>>
Stand there dumbfounded
>>
>>1994253
Well it does not look terribly threatening.
>>
>>1994253
I examine the mushroom with my borrowed Spyglass.
>>
The walking mushroom finally manages to get up. It walks around aimlessly for a bit, then bumps into a tree with a soft poff.
Westrava seems terrified.
>>1994336
The mushroom turns around, spins in place and attempts to run away, only to fall over again.
>>1994355
It's real. Even the limbs are real. You can see a few more a bit further away.
>>
>>1994371
Poor thing. I ask Westrava what has him so worked up over them.
>>
>>1994371
I think its adorable.
It doesn't seem dangerous at all
>>
>>1994400
>00

Here comes trouble
>>
>quest has been going on for hours
>still no Grorious Celestia
>>
>>1994400
>druids in charge of not tripping
>>
>>1994371
The mushroom doesn't seem dangerous. Ask Westrava if he is sure that they are dangerous.
>>
>>1994419
>>1994438
You can't roll thoughts
>>
>>1994392
>>1994443
Westrava stutters something about the fist of an angry god.
The mushrooms in the distance are forming a little conga line and snaking around the trees.
>>1994400
You are utterly convinced that it is harmless.

You hear a splash in the distance.
>>
>>1994438
>Nasse in charge of doing something other than Fluttershy
>>
>>1994371
Cautiously approach the mushroom, offering it assistance but still keeping my axe ready for any treachery

Also pray that the mushroom is real and I'm not just talking to a tree.
>>
>>1994460
Fuck
>>
>>1994461
I did draw Radiant and Dawn and Noise over in the submarine.
Actually I've barely drawn Fluttershy lately.
>>
I examine our surroundings with my borrowed spyglass while waiting for orders from our group's leader.
>>
>>1994460
Oh my god, that is adorable. I sit back and watch them bumble.

OOC roll to not have a heart attack.
>>
>>1994460
fly above the forest to see how far the fire has gotten
>>
DM have you been playing more Dark Souls lately?
>>
>>1994474
The mushroom is spooked and charges you!
However all it manages to do is softly headbutt you. You barely even feel it. It's like being hit by a pillow. Being wielded by a mouse.
>>1994497
You can see the normal, non-walking mushrooms are getting bigger. You must be deeper into the woods by now.
You can also make out a well in the distance.
>>1994518
The fire is slowing down now that nobody is spreading it. The bigger problem will be the purple smoke, as there is a lot of it.
>>1994514
As you watch, the three mushrooms further away start to do a little dance. One of them falls over.
Westrava is on the verge of shitting himself in fear.
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>>1994566
I guess I try to calm Westy down.
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>>1994566
Pat him on the back and tell him that we'll protect him from the big scarey mushrooms then go towards the well.
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>>1994566
I ask Westrava why he seems to think they were guarding something.
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>>1994558
Don't you dare spoil the surprise to anyone who hasn't played it.
And yes i have. My Pyromancer is around SL70 now, just got to Bed of Chaos. Izalith forced me to break my conduct and level my vitality from 10 to 25. I could make it through 4king with some elbow grease but Ceaseless Discharge and Izalith's lava raped my noHP character too hard.
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>>1994602
I hereby crown you the prince of bad rolls.
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>>1994566
Why do we still have West again?

Can we get just get going to our destination without any more distractions?
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>>1994566
scan ahead into the forest
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>>1994627
Well he is obviously having a bit of a hard time, and there is something to be said for strength in numbers, despite his... Inaction. Would you rather he be wandering the forest and get lost again?

I see no harm in him tagging along for now.
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>>1994566
I poke the sentient mushroom, gauging it's resistance after it boops me.

I also laugh and say it has a good fighting spirit.
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>>1994619
That feel when I'm too casual for DS and I die a gorillion times on the first map after the tutorial
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>>1994647
But he's a weirdo. And a loser. and a pony. Which doubles his weirloserness. I guess its nice to have something to throw at big monsters if we happen to bump into one.
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>>1994619
And now I'm simultaneously glad and terrified that I haven't played Dark Souls yet.
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>>1994602
>>1994608
>>1994613
Westrava takes a deep breath and says that if you just would kindly leave the mushrooms alone, he could try finding the way to where he believed the shard was.
>>1994647
The mushroom shrieks softly, then tries to slowly run away.
>>1994631
You can confirm that there is a well nearby, as well as some clearings and a pond deeper into the woods.
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>>1994683
Tell West to lead on.
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>>1994683
Hey guys
You should totally drink some of that water
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>>1994683
return and tell the group about the pond
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>>1994683
Aw, you scared it, Seeker.

>>1994708
Alright, let's get a move on.
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>>1994683
I walk over to the well.
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>>1994683
Very well. Lead on.

this is getting a little creepy, and i haven't even played DS.
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>>1994706
>>1994708
>>1994726
>>1994731
Westrava tiptoes it past the mushrooms and you end up at the well. It is old. There is no rope or bucket to be seen. The area seems unnaturally clear of weeds and shrubs despite being a sunny spot.

Look in the well?
Ignore it and head to the next clearing?
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>>1994726
It seems it has a will to match it's squishy exterior.

>>1994683
I take a drink from my flask. After the crazy things I've already seen, I don't trust the local water.
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>>1994755
Take a mushroom I packed and throw it into the well. Listen out for how deep it is.
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>>1994755
I see if I can glean anything about the reason for the surprising lack of vegetation. Something about the soil maybe?

Could I do that? Herbalism and all. Seems logical.
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>>1994784
The mushroom falls for a moment, then you hear a thunk. It seems something is blocking the inside of the well.
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>>1994806
Dangit. Name, again.

>>1994808
Thunk?

Guess it's dry.
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I check out the inside of the well with my borrowed spyglass.
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>>1994808
.....I don't like this.
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>>1994830
Looks like I'm going to be using my reroll.
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>>1994755
anything to stay ahead of the impending smoke
head to the pond and take a light sip of the water, to see what effects it has on a minimal level
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>>1994808
Why do I have the feeling this well is important?

Ask west about it
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>>1994806
The soul feels, smells and tastes fine. It also assures you that it is indeed feeling perfectly well, then asks how your day is going.
>>1994830
>>1994832
>>1994844
>>1994866
As you gaze into the well you see it has been blocked by a lump of metal. Upon closer inspection you see it is shaped like a pony. Vaguely. An armoured pony, dragged into the well and crushed by some horribly strong thing.
Westrava runs up to you as he hears you gasp, looks into the well then slumps down against it. He confirms that the crushed mess in the well is Valorfax, one of his two comrades.
He wishes you do not linger here longer than is needed.
Look again to check for further info?
Go away?
>>1994858
You fly on ahead to the pond. As you try to drink from it you realize it is not liquid at all. It is ice. Warm ice. Like glass.
Check it out more closely?
Walk onto it?
Return to the others?
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I'll fly up and see what I can see from here. So far we haven't seen anything like what that dragon spottted.

next horse is ded and we're at 13k. move?
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>>1994895
Check again for more info.
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>>1994915
He has been dead for years. Probably decades. There is moss growing on his remains and his bones are bleached.
There is also a large eye staring up at you in the darkness of the well's depths.
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>>1994895
Lets keep moving
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>>1994895
test my weight on a shallow part of the pond
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>>1994895
Oh. Well, not too good to be perfectly honest with you. Things have been a bit off for me; bit of magic gone awry, difficulty treating the ill... Just one of those days, you know?

Thank you for asking, though. Feels good to tell someone... Err... Something(?) about it. Now if you'll excuse me.


I head over to the well to see what the hubbub is about.
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>>1994895
I'd rather not subject myself to the stench of a body in water any longer, I'll set off after Targa.
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Moved to NEXT HORSE >>1994954
Post actions there.
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The dance of the lords of death continues.
Come to me and serve the lord of flies in the remains of this dead horse

The game continues.
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Tell West to keep leading. We're wasting time here
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>>1994954
I set off after Targa, not wanting to be near a decomposed body. Surely it stinks, if I could smell anything other than purple.
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>>1994938
I back up quickly and quietly warn the others about the eye in the well.
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>>1994941
It supports you easily
>>1994959
Westrava informs you that one of his friends has been killed.
>>1994990
This worries Westrava further. He urges you to make haste.
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>>1995006
I nod and follow Targa across the ice.
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>>1995006
put my ear to the 'ice' and listen for anything
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>>1995006
Westrava is suspicious. His mental calander is 50 years behind the real one and his friend has been dead for decades. I examine Westrava with my borrowed Spyglass.
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>>1995006
That's terrible. I'm sorry for your loss, but I would rather not stick around and and up like him.

Let us move.
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>>1995031
You already did earlier, remember
he was a skeleton in a suit of armour
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>>1995038
NASSE SHUT UP YOU STUPID FAIRY
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>>1995038
That wasn't him, and we were never told by the one who did use his dragon-treasure to do so.
Your memory never fails to disappoint.
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>>1994979
>>1995014
>>1995019
You step onto the pond and listen. You can hear a deep voice whispering in your ears. Inside your heads.
>I CAN SEE YOU.
>>1995031
You see a dead armoured pony laying on the ground. As you put the spyglass away, Westrava just looks at you mildly confused.
>>1995032
Westrava leads you deeper into the woods, then stops. He says he saw some of the others head to the pond left of here. However the place where he assumes the shard is is the other way. Where to go?
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>>1995038
That was Targa. He never told us what he saw.
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>>1995046
WHY AREN'T YOU WORSHIPPING CELESTIA
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>>1995038
that was me you dingus
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>>1995038
AND STILL NOBODY HAS TOLD THE REST OF THE PARTY THIS
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>>1995057
Well then we should go get them.
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>>1995057
Well that's pleasant. Time to go back the way I came. I only fight things I can see, not mystical pond fairies.
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