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No.214985

14.000+ posts and counting

Prepare for the nightmare once you are done with whatever

No.214995

>>214993

No.214997

I have a nice suit for the wedding, right?

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12

No.214998

>>214985
Ready for it.

No.215000

>>214985
I think I got everything covered. I could go talk to Anvil but I don't want to hold up

No.215001

>>214991
"Some help would be very nice, yeah!"
Continue trying to transport the instruments to… wherever I can practice.

No.215006

>>214995
He is int he chapel, blessing little moon talismans
>>214996
>Double 1
You don't exactly miss her.
You notice her go into an inn with two stallions.
Curious, you decide to put those sneaking skills to good use.

Well that was a lot more than you ever wanted to see.
Your mom getting railed by two strapping stallions at the same time is not exactly the first thing you wanted on your mind.
She does take it like a champ though.
Go Shadow go.
>>215001
The merchant closes shop and helps you by carrying the cowbell.
After a few hours you get everything set up.

No.215007

>>215006
Sweet.
I'm just gonna practice all that in the mean time.
And ready myself for the timeskip!

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.215008

>>215006
If there's time, I go see Anvil

No.215009

>>215006
Yuppie?…
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

No.215011

>>215009
Allright I will face her about it someday.
Ready for skip.

No.215013

time skip should be fine I suppose.

No.215014

>>215006
"Hello there Manifest. May I request something of you?"

No.215015

>>214997
>>214997
Just give me my wedding preparations and I'll be ready for skip

No.215017

>>215013
Now wait.. actually are there any nerdy mages around?

No.215018

>>215008
Actually, scratch that

NEVERMIND

No.215021

>>215007
Your body is ready
>>214997
Of course you do. You are Verne, master preparator! You are so prepared you even for a suit for Julie.
>>215014
"Certainly."
>>215017
You can probably find some at the mage tower if you must
>>215015
>>215008
>>215009
>>215011
>>215013
Almost there guys

No.215022

>>215021
Into the mage tower, find me their best illusionist. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

No.215024

>>215021
"Pumpkin asked me to be the one who wed him to Bearing… do you have any priestess clothes or something for me? And maybe some tips? I have never done such thing before."

No.215025

>>215022
The best illusionist is busy writing. Ask the second best.

No.215026

>>215021
D- Do I get a bonus for that 10 to practicing?
>>215022
>>215025
Is it meee?~

No.215028

>>215025
That will do, I'll ask the second best. "Hey, can you help me out with something?"

No.215032

>>215024
"Nothing to worry about. It's a rather codified thing, so just read off this and smile a lot."
He tosses you a scroll
"And if you need clothing, I have some robes."
[Dearly beloved
We stand here this day to unite [NAME] and [NAME] as husbando and waifu, under the sun and moon and before the king and those before him.
Let those who oppose draw their swords now, for herebeyond all regrets are too late.
[pause to wait for possible duels]
[GROOM] do you take [BRIDE] as your bride?
[The answer is yes]
[BRIDE] do you have any arguments against this?
[The answer is no]
Then so as the chosen master of ceremony I gift thee the symbolic titles of spouse and spouse. Go on, kiss already.
[Applause, tears, etc]]

>>215026
>>215028
LOOK AT THIS GIANT NERD HERE PLAYING THE TUBA.

No.215033

>>215026
"Oh, Its you. Can you enchant an object?"

No.215034

>>215032
I read the paper.
"Huh.. it's that simple?"

No.215037

>>215032
;_;
>>215033
"Oh, hey Kilan- 'it's you'? What's that supposed to mean?!"
I huff.

No.215041

>>215034
"Yep.
Nopony cares what you say anyway. They are there for the couple, not some dusty priest."

No.215044

>>215041
I chuckle.
"I guess you are right. So, you've got robes then? One with Sun simbols maybe too?"

No.215045

>>215037
"Oh, its nothing I just though you'd be busy.. but I need help with a special gift.." I show you a scroll that I have written out some special scenes to Pumpkin and Bearing. "Can you.. enchant this? So that the words come to life kind of like a ghost maybe made of stars or tiny so it isn't scary? "

No.215049

>>215045
"…Come again? You want me to enchant that with an illusion so the… words come to life? How so?"

No.215051

>>215044
"Yeah check the trunk in the back room for something your size. Just wash it afterwards ok?"

No.215053

>>215051
"Of course. Thank you."

Look for the robes and get ready to skip

No.215055

>>215049
.."Well, you're the illusionist, I thought you would know.." I rub the back of my neck awkwardly.

No.215058

>>215055
"I meant like, how do you want the words to come to life? There's a million and one ways I can go about doing this, but I need to know specifics. Just… try to paint me a picture with words or something."

No.215062

>>215058
"Oh, I see. Well, I want them to see each scene play out before them when they look at that section of the scroll. " I roll it over to the scene where they are flying. "See here they should see a miniature them flying next to each other.." I make a little gab with my hooves "like this big, and over the paper.."

No.215063

>>215058
>>215055
>>215062
IS THIS GOING TO TAKE LONG?

No.215070

>>215063
WE CAN SAY IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG IF YOU WANT.

No.215075

>>215063
I DON'T KNOW.
THAT ALL DEPENDS ON KILANA
>>215062
"Ah, I think I understand what you mean now."
I DO THAT.

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12

No.215076

>>215070
I JUST THINK THE REST OF THE PARTY WOULD LIKE TO SKIP
>>215075
YEP
YOU SURE DO

ARE WE READY TO SKIP NOW?

No.215079

>>215075
HOLY SHIT ITS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED THANKYOU

No.215090

>>215076
Yes. We all are. Strapped and ready.

No.215091

>>215076
YES
>>215079
THANK YOU PLEASE COME AGAIN

No.215093

No.215095

AND THEN EVERYONE WENT TO BED
AND PUMPKIN HAD A DREAM
AND I DON'T MEAN IN THE "ONE DAY A BLACK MAN CAN BE EQUAL TO A WHITE MAN" KIND

THE WEDDING WAS UNDERWAY
PONIES WERE TAKING THEIR PLACES

No.215097

Les do dis

No.215105

>>215095
Oh Moon where am I? Does the armor fit? Is the seal in place? The cape? The flowers?
Am I acting histerical again?
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

No.215107

>>215095
Right…
I can do this.
Right?

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4

No.215109

>>215095
Alright, looking good? Hows Anvil looking?

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.215113

>>215095
Guess I'm with Venus at a spot where I can see most of the wedding?

No.215115

>>215113

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.215118

>>215095
Oh gosh, is everything okay? Is Bearing smiling?

No.215120

>>215107
NO I CAN'T AAAAAAA
EVERYTHING IS RUINED

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

No.215123

>>215095
I'm prepared!
I'm totally prepared to do a wedding!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.215125

>>215105
Dude breathe.
It's just your wedding.
The armour needed some padding to fit snugly and you stayed up late into the night to get the seals right but it looks fine.
>>215107
No.
All hope is lost.
This was a bad plan.
>>215109
Neither of you got any sleep last night and it kinda shows…
>>215118
She is.
Quite a bit.
>>215113
>>215115
You got a good seat for both of you

No.215127

>>215123
It's one paper.
Stop reading it over and over. This is not a hard job.

No.215128

>>215125
Crap.

Did we at least have a good night?

"Are you alright, hun?"

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215131

>>215125
AAAAAAAAAA
I'MSOSORRYPUMPKINI'MSOSORRRYYYYYY

Calm the fuck down and do this shit!

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

No.215132

>>215125
"Allright…"
Where am I anyway?

No.215133

>>215125
Okay.
I can do this.
So just wait for them to line up to their place and stuff!

No.215135

>>215125
Ah, fuck. Tiem ti step in.

"Be right back, Venus."

>>215131
Go over to Anita and tell her to CALM DOWN

AWIYE

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.215141

>>215135
Help the bride, that's what I am doing..

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215142

>>215128
"I am, I am. Here's hoping Pumpkin is too."
>>215131
>>215135
Oh right maybe if you actually used the scrolls instead of trying to play all the instrument alone it might work better
>>215132
You should be at the altar.
>>215133
More or less everypony is here.
The prince and Sunrise arrive too. The Prince clad in his royal armour, sporting two pairs of wings.
Sunrise's outfit is decidedly more conservative, befitting her nature.

No.215144

>>215142
"Oh I'm sure he'll be fine dear. He's a tough cookie."

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.215145

>>215141
Your panicking is not really helping too much.
She makes a few final adjustments to her outfit and checks herself in the mirror.
She then looks out the window at a cloud drifting nearby and sighs.
"I think it is time."

No.215146

>>215135
>>215142
"Thanks Verne…. this is going to be so difficult… but it's for Pumpkin!"
Quick run through before we start! C'mon, I can do this!
+1 for popularity

Roll #0 9 + 3 = 12

No.215147

>>215144
"That he is. I think we should go and take our places by now."

No.215148

>>215142
Welp looks like everything's in order
How's Venus dressed?

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.215149

>>215142
Crap. Am I allright?

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10

No.215150

>>215142
I wave at them with a smile, but keep standing at my place.

No.215154

>>215146
Having a whole lot of you actually helps a ton.
You are ready to perform at a moment's notice.
>>215148
She is wearing her guard uniform. Looks like she decided last minute to not come as a mare.
>>215149
Yes. Now hurry!
You don't want to be late!
>>215150
The Prince takes his place by the altar.

No.215156

>>215147
"Right!"

Go find our spots.

"Oooooh, this is exciting. This place looks great!"

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.215158

>>215154
What are you talking about, I'm already there!

No.215159

>>215145
"Okay, you'll be fine.. just walk down at your que and.. Oh I need to get in my place.." hurry

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.215160

>>215154
Aww yeah.
Do I get a bonus or anything for that 12? Or do I need to roll at all?

No.215164

>>215154
Oh… guess it's too late to change that.
Watch for trouble, just in case.

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215165

>>215156
You take up decent spots a few rows from the front.
>>215159
You arrive last.
>>215160
Not after a 12.
Your music is Instant.
>>215158
Good.
The prince gives you a reassuring nod.
Shadow Song is looking pretty nice in a corner.
Her shadows are not here. She probably did not want to creep anyone out.

No.215168

>>215164
Venus smacks you
"Eyes up front. This is a wedding."

No.215170

>>215165
Gulp down and get my thoughts straight.
Wait for her.
I still haven't seen her dress…

No.215171

>>215165
Oh man..

No.215173

>>215168
"Helping out a friend here. Never know if something will happen…"

If we have guards, I can relax, if not, keep surveying the crowd

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.215174

>>215165
Read the paper again.
Just in case.

No.215175

>>215165
I sigh happily and wait for the ceremony to start

No.215176

>>215174
You seem to have worn out most of the words with your eyes.
>>215173
Of course there are guards. The Warriors of Sunlight for one.

IT IS TIME.
Music please.

No.215178

>>215176
Hit it!

No.215183

>>215178
As you, you, you and the rest of you begin the music, the bride enters.
Wearing a dress designed to reflect the aspects of the sun, and with radiant wings of light on her back, she slowly strides up to stand beside Pumpkin.

Radiant, your cue.

No.215185

>>215176
>>215183
"Wonderful design on that."

No.215187

>>215183
Look her deep in the eyes, waiting for the moment.

No.215188

>>215183
Clear my throat then start.
"Dearly beloved!
We stand here this day to unite Pumpkin Smile and Bearing Fruit as husband and wife, under the Sun and Moon and before the king and those before him.
Let those who oppose draw their swords now, for herebeyond all regrets are too late."
I make a little pause.

No.215189

>>215188
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

No.215191

>>215188
"? Why is she the one in charge? Oh, well."

No.215198

>>215189
Goldenblood storms in, waving around Foerist
"GET OUT OF MY THRONE ROOM! OOOUUUTTT!"
He seems to have entirely snapped.
Unyielding rises
"GOLDENBLOOD! STOP!"
"NO! NO NO NO NO NO YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!"
He start taking wide swings with the blade and advancing on the altar.

No.215203

>>215198
Stand in front of Bearing! I'm armored after all.

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.215204

>>215198
"What?!" I brace myself for battle.

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.215207

>>215198
This isn't how it's supposed to go!

I furrow my eyebrows, and nod to the Warriors of Sunlight to be on the ready in case things get out of hoof.

No.215209

>>215198
I gasp and rise up myself, grabbing the sword he's wielding with my telekinesis and trying to disarm him

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.215210

>>215198
Tch.

"Damn it! Venus, I need you to prepare a protective bubble!"

Quickly bark an order to the guards.

"THERE IS CLEARLY A THREAT HERE! SUPPRESS THE AGGRESSOR, EVEN IF HE IS THE KING!"

Catch up to King Goldenblood.

"Your Majesty, please calm down. Just lie on the floor and relax."

AWIYE

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.215213

>>215198
I- what.
The real me stands up and prepares to blast him if he does anything.

No.215219

>>215203
She kisses your neck
From the corner of your eye you can see Shadow's eyes narrow
>>215209
He blasts you aside with his own magic
"GUAAAAARDS! KIIIILLL THAT GIIIIIRL!"
That's more than enough for Unyielding, who tackles his uncle
"NO!"
"STUPID NEPHEW! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO HIT ME!?"
>>215210
"GO TO HELL YOU MARELIKE WHINER"

Frostmourn grasps onto Foerist with his magic, resulting in a duel between him and a king for the sword
'2d10'

Roll #1 10, 10 = 20

No.215221

>>215219
>10, 10
Well holy shit
The sheer overload of power between the mad king and the future king causes an explosion, knocking back everyone nearby.
Rolling for damage on Unyielding
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

No.215225

>>215219
>>215221
Shock Goldenblood!
Try to stun him so he can be restrained!

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215226

>>215221
Stand in place and protect Bearing no matter what.

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215227

>>215221
Unyielding looks a bit beat up but is clearly alive.
As both the king and prince try to redouble their efforts to grab the sword, a few of the guests nod to one another, and rush to separate the combatants
Rolling to restrain Goldenblood and Frosty
'2d10'

Roll #1 7, 6 = 13

No.215229

>>215227
Get that damn sword out of there with my telekinesis!

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215230

>>215227
"…Sun give me strenght… STOP THIS INSANITY RIGHT NOW!"

No.215231

>>215227
"VENUS! PROTECTIVE BUBBLE AROUND FROSTMOURN, NOW!"

"King Goldenblood, please LIE STILL!"

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.215233

>>215227
Cheap shot goldenhoof.

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.215235

>>215229
You pull Foerist away from the melee as the guests converge on the king and prince
>>215227
The king is suppressed quickly and everyone can hear him scream and swear under the pile of ponies
Frostmourn, seeing the sword get to safety, consolidates his position as >>215231 a weak barrier forms around him and the other guest lot surround him to make sure he does nothing.
>>215230
It seems things are under control now.
Even the king seems to have shut up.
>>215226
You hear a whistle and a sharp thunk behind you.

No.215238

>>215235
What in the Skyes…
Turn around now! Be ready!

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.215240

>>215235
"Damn it. I need to ask some of the guards to escort the King out. Once we're clear, we should be able to proceed. Thank you for your help, everyone."

Walk back to Venus and pat her, I guess.

No.215242

>>215235
"Good! This wasn't supposed to happen! NOW CAN WE JUST ALL CALM DOWN AND GET BACK TO A NORMAL WEDDING?"

No.215248

>>215235
Quickly go check up on Anvil!

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215249

>>215235
What was that?

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215251

>>215235
Well, I suppose now that that's settled I sit back down and wait to conduct again.
…Unless I can see if anything's happened.

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.215254

>>215240
Unless I heard that noise too

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.215256

>>215238
Looks like Bearing took an arrow through the head.
The only pony int he room with a bow is Shadow Song
>>215248
He is a bit dazed, but not hurt.
"What the heck happened?"
>>215240
>>215242
The pile of guests get off the king, leaving his bloodies body on the floor. They then move in for you, swords drawn.
>>215251
Well for one the guests around the prince just drew sword
>>215249
Looks like trouble.

No.215262

>>215256
But…
I was in front of her. How…
No. This is all wrong. It must have been something else.
Fuck everything.
Is she even alive? Duck behind the altar and check on her.

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.215264

>>215256
"Wha…WHAT?"

Try to conjure my wings of Light.
'1d10'
I may not have my armor or weapon on me, but I can deal with some heretics.
"WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?!"

Roll #1 1 = 1

No.215265

>>215256
I- WHAT
Command all my doppelgangers to rise and take flight! Surround the ponies with swords!

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6

No.215266

>>215256
Help protect the prince from attack.

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.215268

>>215256
"I…"

Conjure myself a few lightning swords

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5

No.215271

>>215256
Oh
Oh fuck
Stay calm
Stay calm

"All of you, get out, now!"

Prepare a trap. Where's Venus? Shit, she can fight, but against this many, she needs to stay hidden and maintain protective bubbles…

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.215273

>>215262
Nope. She's dead all right. The shot came from the side. Remarkably accurate.
…wait those bracelets on her look a bit odd…
>>215264
Your lack of focus causes the spell to go awry, blasting you off your hooves
The blast also breaks the Prince's shield, who in turn leaps back to avoid the assailants
"VENIA! MY SWORD!"
>>215266
You rush in to distract the three armed guests
>>215265
Your band blocks off the other group of guests who quickly begin hacking into them
>>215268
You can only manage one. Your mind seems to be in chaos.
>>215271
The unarmed guests panic and storm out, trampling the king's body.
Venus is locking swords with one of the guests.

No.215278

>>215273
Those… What?
Check them. Now. Which side did the shot came from? Shadow's?

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.215279

>>215273
I command my doppelgangers to attack them! Chain lightning!

Roll #0 9, 10, 10, 9, 3, 6 + 2 = 49

No.215280

>>215273
"WARRIORS OF SUNLIGHT! PROTECT THE PRINCE AND THE GUESTS!"

Get up, you silly mare!
This is no time to lie down!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

No.215288

>>215273
Uhh, keep them off the prince somehow, knock the weapons out of their hooves!

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.215290

>>215273
Run over to the prince with the Foerist and hoof it to him

"What in TARTARUS is going on!?"

Conjure heavy lightning armor on the prince if he hasn't done that himself. If he has, do it on Unyielding and toss him my lightning sword

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

No.215292

Venus.. shit. She can handle herself. She has to. Priority goes to the Prince.

STEALTH.

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215295

>>215278
Shadow walks up to you
"I can explain."
She turns the bracelet and a blade pops out
"She was going for the kill. I had to stop her."
>>215279
>>215280
As a bolt of lightning fries the guests, the Warriors of Sunlight charge in to pin down the remaining ones.
It seems most of them are either dead or helpless by now.
>>215290
You arm the prince and armour Unyielding.
>>215288
With Venus and Frostmourn at your side, you push back the three assailants for a moment and disarm one.
>>215292
You hide like a coward behind some of the flower arrangements.

Angered, one of the remaining three kicks Venus in the jaw and vaults over her to pin the Prince between him and the others
"EQUESTRIA WILL PREVAIL!"
"Equestria. Will. FALL!"
They strike at eachother
'2d10'

Roll #1 5, 6 = 11

No.215296

>>215295
The Prince manages to parry the Lordblade's strike just barely.

No.215299

>>215295
"Where… Where is the real her?"
Try not to cry.

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.215300

>>215295
Keep it up! protect the prince.

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215301

>>215295
Do I still have Aura of Protection?
Protect him and the others!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.215302

>>215295
Command my doppelgangers to attack the remaining three!
Just regular Lightning this time, I have my doppelgangers attack all three of them!

Roll #0 3, 1, 1 + 2 = 7

No.215304

>>215295
Storm Bolt! On every assailant!

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215305

>>215295
Damn it, plan something, plan something!

Mirror image! Distract the assailant's aim!

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.215324

>>215299
"It seems not all ponies are who you think they are. I do not know why or how she decided to join Equestria's side…
…I'm so sorry."
>>215300
The lordblade sees an opening in your defenses and ducks under the Prince's sword to plant a dagger in your back
>>215302
The two turn around to face the doppelgangers, cutting the, down with ease as your spell fizzles and then backfires, breaking your focus and making your duplicates vanish.
>>215304
This was not a very wise plan.
The chaos of the sudden assassination attempt has shattered your focus, and the miscast almost makes your horn explode. At least that's what it feels like.
You are blasted off your hooves onto Unyielding, whose lighting armour breaks as you smash into him.
You are both helpless.
>>215305
You send out an image to harass the Lordblade, who in turn misses his strike on the Prince.

Seeing as he is outnumbered, the Lordblade goes for the kill.
Realizing this, the Prince does the same.
'2d10'

Roll #1 1, 8 = 9

No.215327

>>215324
Help up Venia and Unyielding!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.215328

>>215324
"Ow ow ow ow!"

Gaaaaaah, my damn horn hurts! Get up!

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.215329

>>215324
Shit!
I- Storm Bolt the two who cut down my doppelgangers!

Roll #0 3, 9 = 12

No.215330

>>215324
Vanish.
Backstab them.
Kill them all.

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215331

>>215324
can I get up?

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215332

>>215324
Trap the area and wait for the aftermath.

Roll #0 7 = 7

No.215333

>>215324
An indignant end to an assassin.
Impaled on the sword of his very target.
Foerist drinks deep.
"Your Equestria has failed."
"No… you have…"
>>215327
>>215328
>>215329
>>215330
>>215331
As you prepare to dispatch the remaining assassins, you see the prince consumed in flames as the Lordblade explodes.

AND THEN PUMPKIN WOKE UP
WHAT A HORRIBLE DREAM
And what a tired DM who can't keep the drama good enough to continue this.

No.215337

>>215333
Did I wet the bed?

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

No.215343

>>215337
No.
You are 19 for crying out loud.

No.215347


Did I have the same dream?

Roll #0 7 = 7

No.215348

>>215343
Yeah that would be silly.
>>215347
Fucking telepathy man! Stop stealing my dreams!

No.215351

>>215347
You had a similar one.
Though in your one you did not have pants on and your teeth fell out.

No.215357

>>215351
Ooh!
What about me!

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215358

>>215357
You had a dream about being a tuba.

No.215361

>>215358
Did I have a good dream with having a Halo and an own Sun?
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

No.215367

>>215361
Yes.
In your dream you also conquered death itself and spoke to the Sun

No.215374

>>215367
I wish that really happened to me…

No.215378

>>215347
Well, what the fuck was that sort of dream?

At least this is reminding me that a wedding is a prime time for a lordblade to strike.

But this dream is all to convenient.

This Master…

No.215873

WELL THAT WAS A STRANGE DREAM
The pre-wedding continues.
Once it is done, we can do the real thing.

No.215877

>>215873
Did I wake up too?
Do I share a bed with Celaire?

No.215878

>>215873
I can't wait.
Or not?
Oh Moon what in Tartarus am I even doing?
Panic roll in the middle of the night not to get cold hooves.

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

No.215880

>>215877
Are you that big of a slutwaifu?

No.215881

>>215873
I presume I'm in bed with Anvil? Is he still sleeping?

No.215882

>>215881
He looks very restful.
Though he is drooling a little and one of his legs is twitching.

No.215884

>>215880
Well it's been two years.

No.215885

>>215882
I shouldn't wake him in that case, he's been working so hard lately.

I quietly slip out of bed and leave the room. What time is it?

No.215886

Okay so
I just woke up from a crazy nightmare

No.215888

>>215884
You may roll for Abyss Damage in that case.
>>215878
But you wuw her~
I mean look at her. She is so cute when she sleeps
>>215885
Early as dick in the morning
>>215886
That you did.
Venus is doing some morning stretching

No.215889

>>215888
That's one way to put it I guess.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

No.215891

>>215888
Fuck. Uh… let's see if I can find Shadow?

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.215892

>>215888
"Ahhhhh.. Venus, nice to have you as the first thing I see waking up. You have a suit for the wedding?"

No.215893

>>215888
Oh I didn't wake her up.
Gooood~
Just stay here and be cozy. Tomorrow is a big day.
Ready for timeskip.

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

No.215895

>>215893
Yeah I'm also ready for a timeskip

No.215898

>>215889
It seems your years of taking it from a master lancepony has trained your nethers well.
You no longer even walk awkward every morning.
>>215891
She is not in her tower at least.
…might she still be at the inn?
>>215892
"No not really. Why? I thought I'd just wear my guard outfit."
>>215893
>>215895
Already?
Oh ok.
Waiting on everyone else.

No.215903

>>215898
Unless we want to wait for Kilana to show up, I'm ready for the skip

If not, I'll go find Shadow at the inn

No.215904

>>215898
That's a plus.

I stretch with a smile on my face.
"Ooh… Celaire, I just had the best possible dream…"

No.215905

>>215898
"Oh, come on. Got to look nicer than that, don't you think?"

….

Oh god, wait.

"Well, if it suits you."

Now, about that 10+2 outfit I rolled for, does it have any modifications for preparation for an event like the nightmare? If not, can I make the modifications myself?

No.215911

>>215898
Well I really should let her sleep.
Rolling not to think about the atrocities I saw earlier at the inn.

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10

No.215912

>>215904
"Oh? What was it about?
Me~?"
>>215903
Up to the party really.
If you want to find shadow, she is stumbling back home, supported by two of her shadows.
Remarkably, her dress seems to still be in fine condition.
>>215905
Define "modifications"

No.215917

>>215912
Compartments for a hidden weapon or two, or hidden equipment. Some space for extra protective layers, like thin metal plates. By the stars, I may be being paranoid, but now that Frosty ha acknowledged that 'being' around MD, I can't afford to be seen as mad.

No.215918

>>215911
You'd rather think about your waifu~

No.215919

>>215912
Rush over and help her shadows support her

"Good morning Sunshine!"

No.215920

>>215918
But damn now I can't sleep.
Inspect the Armor. Is it polished and ready?
How are the seals placed? Did the mantle look good?

No.215921

>>215919
She gives you a tired smile
"I really had forgotten what that feels like… heh… thanks…"
>>215917
You'll be in a damn hurry buddy.
better hop to it.
Roll for amount of modifications you can manage

No.215922

>>215912
"Not really… that would have been good too, but imagine this, I had a very own Sun! As in, a small Sun that radiated warmth and it was hovering next to me and it was the size of a ball but it was a tiny Sun! And then I defeated Death and talked to the Real Sun itself!"

No.215924

>>215921
At least someplace to store gear inconspicuously.

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.215929

>>215921
"Hey, we all need to blow off steam sometimes, one way or the other. Now let's get you to bed so you can rest before Pumpkins wedding."

Lead her back to her tower

No.215931

>>215922
"Well that must have been an amazing dream. So, are you ready for the big day?"
>>215924
You can probably craft some hidden pockets onto it by cutting open the inner lining…
>>215929
"Really Venia.. thanks. You've helped me remember some better days of my life… probably the only good days of my life.
I think I need a nap…"

No.215937

>>215931
"So… was that a one-night only or are you going to continue with one of those stallions?"

No.215939

>>215931
"That it was!"

Get out of the bed excitedly.
"Yes, I think I am! This dream made me feel invigorated!"

No.215941

>>215931
Good enough. Do that. I'll need a dagger and… yes! Those communication crystals! Put them both in.

Rolling to see what sort of dagger I can find lying about.

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215944

>>215931
Allright can every concern away and go back to sleep.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

No.215947

>>215937
"I don't know if I'm cut out for this lasting love business. You know how I feel about… him.
But for what it was worth… those guys were really nice."
>>215939
"Well, I guess it is good to get preparations done early. Need me to do anything?"
>>215941
You find a little something you completely forgot you brought along. One of the confiscated hidden blades of Lordblade Nimbus. It looks like a fancy bracer, so it should fit the outfit.
>>215944
You keep having dreams of bad things happening for some reason…

No.215948

>>215947
"You could check on the Warriors of Sunlight, dear. You are their Captain, after all. See if they are ready and everthing."

Start my ritual 'Praise the Sun' motions next to the bed after stretching.

No.215949

>>215947
"Ah… right. That's a shame… Anyway, go to sleep now. Should I come by again later?"

No.215950

>>215947
Perfect.

"Venus, how good are you with your spellsword abilities? Can you cast a protective bubble?"

No.215951

>>215947
Yeah right, like that will ever happen. I've taken care of everything just for her.
Idle until the others are ready. Going around talking with random ponies in the middle of the night would really be OOC.

No.215953

>>215948
He gets out of bed and puts on his armour
"That I shall. And may the sun have mercy on those who are still sleeping."
>>215949
"Yeah… that'd be nice.
Hey, before you go… wanna toast the couple to be?"
She already smells of wine…
>>215950
"Never looked into that kind of stuff. It seemed really technical and I wondered about the overall practicality when I can already defend someone in person."
>>215951
On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the nightmare and 10 being nothing bad happens, what should the wedding be like?

No.215957

>>215953
I dunno the nightmare was really out of place, the synopsis was nice but I know full well this is the last time we'll do anything pony-level of cute.
Asking the rng for his opinion, don't take this as the definitive answer.

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215958

>>215953
"Hmm? I thought you'd be using the catalyst we got the other time. What spells can you cast?"

No.215959

>>215953
I chuckle

"I don't know Shadow, you look like you've had your share already. And it's kind of early too. Then again… you do have that trick you used before to clear it all out."

Hmmmm… how compelled do I feel to that offer?

'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.215960

>>215959
5 MEANS NOTHING
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.215964

>>215960
"Ehh… I suppose one glass wont hurt."

No.215965

>>215958
"I aint casting it in here. It's a little on the devastating side."
>>215959
>>215960
"Well?"

No.215967

>>215953
Give him a quick kiss on his cheek then find some saddlebags and put the robes in it.

"You have trained them well. I'm sure they are all up and about already."
Chuckle slightly.
"Maybe they are already waiting on you!"

Ready to skip at anytime, but I can RP while the others aren't

No.215971

>>215965
"What's the name of the spell? I just need to make… preparations in case anything goes wrong later."

No.215975

>>215964
"Goodie."
She pulls out two bottles
"One I'm saving for the wedding itself. But toni- um.. this morning, let us toast my boy Pumpkin and my soon to be daughter in law."
>>215967
"They should be."
Celaire leaves to inspect his warriors.
>>215971
"I believe the books called it Dragon's Breath, even though it has nothing to do with breathing fire."

No.215977

>>215975
Okay.
Find the paper Manifest gave me.
Read it again just in case.

No.215978

>>215975
I hold up a hoof

"One glass Shadow. Nothing more. But yeah, to a beautiful couple!"

No.215980

>>215978
"To good kids. May I one day have pretty grandchildren!"
She knocks the glass back and pours another.

No.215982

>>215975
"Oh yes, that one. A burst of power to knock back targets. Thank you, Venus."

I'm pretty much done now. In the meantime I look up or make maps and charts of the wedding hall and note vantage points and good trapping points

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.215986

>>215980
I take a swig from my glass and smile dreamily

"Yeah, a nice happy family…"

No.216003

>>215982
The throne room only has one door that leads anywhere, and a side room for storage
>>215986
She pours herself a third
"Yep."

No.216006

Okay, I guess I should go the the place of the wedding and make sure everthing is A-Ok around the altar and stuff

No.216007

>>216003
Allright since I'm having nothing but nightmares…
Do I feel the need to carry a blade with me?

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.216008

>>216003
"Hey now, don't get too crazy."

I carefully magic the bottle out of her grip.

"You'll need to be at your best for the wedding, Shadow."

No.216010

>>216007
Absolutely not.
What kind of a madpony would even think of that?
A blade to a wedding? For shame.
>>216006
Looks ok here.
The flowers are really nice too.
>>216008
"Right, right… sorry…
…I'll sleep this off and be ready when the time comes."

IS EVERYONE OK WITH THE SKIP AHEAD?

No.216012

>>216003
Right. Station a guard near the side room. Make sure Frosty is flanked by guard, assailants will hide in the crowd. If they come through the main doors, the guards should be at the ready. That leaves myself. Better go see Pumpkin.

Go see him.

No.216013

No.216016

>>216010
I GUESS

No.216019

>>216012
In my room, pacing restless. Bearing is sleeping here so don't make too much noise.

No.216023

>>216019
"Hello? Pumpkin, good to see you. How goes preparations?"

No.216024

>>216013
If we're waiting for Kilana I'd like to hang out with Anvil if you have the time

No.216028

>>216023
Move out of the room and slowly close the door.
"It's… It's really here, isn't it? I've checked it all. The armor, the place, the guests…
Tsk, they didn't let me check the dress…"
Sit down.
"But yeah, I have a creepy feeling about this. Must be just bad dreams pushing my thoughts."

No.216030

>>216024
Lemme cook first

No.216031

>>216028
"…bad dreams?"

Suddenly give him a very seriously look, the one I sue when discuss life-or-death matters.

"Explain."

No.216032

>>216030
>>216024
Actually nevermind, I need to heat the over first.
You should wake him up.

No.216033

>>216032
Okay, if everything's fine with the preparations, then I'll quickly check on what's up with the Warriors of Sunlight.

No.216034

>>216033
Celaire and the warriors are on a little jog as they wait for the blacksmith top open shop

No.216035

>>216032
Right, head back to our room and crawl back in bed on top of him. Lay down a few kisses on his neck to wake him up.

"Wake up sleepyhead~"

No.216036

>>216031
"Nonsense my friend. Nonsense…
The old king storming the place, the lordblades coming back… Old wounds, that must be it."

No.216037

>>216034
I guess I'll just watch them from a distance.
We trained them well, haven't we.

No.216038

>>216036
"….."

"Aside from a few miscellaneous details, I had the exact same dream."

Show him my bracelet-dagger and the plans and diagrams I have in my suit.

"I believe this is enough proof that a very real threat is about to befall us. I don't care if you think me insane, Pumpkin, but even Frostmourn now acknowledges the existence of.. Manifest Destiny's Master."

No.216040

>>216035
He pretends to remain asleep but you can tell he is faking it.
>>216037
It seems so.
They follow orders at a snap pace and never once question their captain even if he has them running around in the snow in pajamas.

No.216041

>>216038
"… No. I cannot thin- I refuse to believe somepon- somthing is controlling me.
And what nonsense are you wearing anyway?
Who in their right minds would take a blade to a wedding?"

No.216043

>>216040
I keep laying down kisses

"Rise and shine, honey~"

No.216047

>>216041
"One who acknowledges a very real threat to the Kingdom and Prince, Bladeling. I won't ask you to question your free will, but I will ask you to prepare for anything to the fullest extent of your ability. Whatever it is, it is not a pony, or anything we might even comprehend. So… watch yourself. Please, at least carry a blade with you. A symbol of your self as a Lordblade, right?"

No.216048

>>216043
he suddenly grabs you and pins you down on the bed
"Gooood morning~"

No.216049

>>216047
roll to see how I take this.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.216050

>>216040
Keep watching them, especially Celaire.
Rolling to see how happy I am with my current life.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

No.216052

>>216047
"Look if this can make you feel better, if this can make me feel better… I should have one of those hidden blades the Equestrian used stashed around. Shouldn't get in the way of the armor."

No.216054

>>216048
Oh yeah? Well I push him off of me and pin him to the bed instead!

"You will never tame me!"

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.216060

>>216054
Well it seems someone is a little excited…
Try not to get too frisky or someone might get hurt.
"Hm? You think I'm letting you go that easily?"
>>216050
It is an empty, hollow lie of sex and preaching.
Nothing you have done has any lasting value, nopony respects you beyond thinking of you as a beat stick, and quite frankly you are ugly and scarred as hell.

No.216062

>>216052
"You do realise that the truth may in fact be more insane than anything thought possible, but cannot admit it. I understand, fine. Please, just… look out and be ready. We cannot lose you."

"And that's right… here, take this. A two-way communication crystal, a gift from Rockeye. You and I may communicate at any time with this. Use it if you need to."

Hand one crystal to him.

No.216064

>>216060
It can't be that bad!
I…
Do I at least remember anything new from my old life?
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

No.216065

>>216060
I give him a coy smile

"My my, looks like somepony is happy to see me."

I wrap my hooves around his back and lock him in a loving kiss

No.216066

>>216062
"But if what you say is true, then I'm not the one thinking that. Then something is thinking it for me. And at that point, why care?"
Take the crystal and give Verne a determined look.
"Let's be sure tomorrow nothing happens.
No matter what your Master has planned. I don't recognize him. Frosty is the only one I'll ever bow to!"

No.216068

>>216066
"I call him 'Master' only because there is no other name I know. I did not say we have to bow down to.. it, the North is my cause. In the best of scenarios, we would enlist its assistance, but in the absence of that we must find some way to destroy or disable it. Do you understand? We must first of all acknowledge what we know."

"I.. will leave you in peace now. I apologise for disturbing you, but there is no other way. Sleep well."

If he has nothing more left to say, go back.

No.216069

>>216068
"I appreciate it Verne. Always good to see a friend, even to discuss such a grim topic."
Go back to my room and take the hidden blade.
I will need it, won't I?…
Try to have better dreams than last time.

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.216071

I'm here.

No.216080

>>216064
You used to be destined for greater things than… this
>>216065
"Always, my love. Always.
Is everything ready?"
>>216069
You dream of all you love dead before you, and you yourself swearing off life itself to become an enemy to all mortals, a dread king who will snuff out the flame of the living in the cold north forever.
>>216071
CAN WE WEDDING NOW?

No.216082

>>216080
Depends if we want to wait on Sol. It's all the same to me

No.216086

>>216080
Hmm,
>preparations done
>gift ready
I'm good I think. I'll hang out with the Bride like a good bride's maid until the moment she is ready to walk down the aisle.

No.216087

>>216080
"Mmmm, I'm ready sweetheart~"

No.216089

>>216080
Ready.

No.216091

>>216080

Nonsense!
Keep it together, Radiant! The Warriors of Sunlight will be trained, that is something of lasting value, as are the friendships I have made! And I'll show everyone that I'm not just a simple brute by doing that wedding perfectly! Yes! That's exactly what I'll do!


Rolling to get my high spirits back.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

No.216096

>>216080
ready.
Fuck Equestria, all hail the Pumpkin King.

No.216097

>>216080
Also, I'm ready too

No.216100

>>216091
You can't help but think the warrior life may not be for you after all.
>>216096
>>216097
>>216089
>>216087
>>216086
IT IS TIME

No.216101

You really should hurry!
The wedding is about to begin! Places everyone!

No.216102

>>216100
AND HOW THE HELL DO I ARMOR?! Try to fit this thing and button all the seals! Where is my best stallion? He should help!

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6

No.216103

>>216101
Okay, take place at the Altar with the robes and everything!

No.216104

>>216101
Get a good spot where I can survey the danger spots in the room. Are guards covering here I planned?

No.216105

>>216101
Find our seats and take place

No.216106

>>216102
Maybe you should go ask him.
Because you have no idea where all these straps and hooks go…
>>216103
There robes are pretty nice. They feel so light compared to armour…
>>216104
Yep.
Several guards have been added to the entrance and two by the storage room.
>>216105
Roll for seat quality

No.216107

>>216106
Stop that Radiant. You can have an existential crysis later. Wedding now.

Concentrate for the Sun's sake!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

No.216108

>>216101
"Girl you look great! Everything is perfect, I'll be right behind you so you won't be alone here." I assure our lovely bride Bearing Fruit. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

No.216109

>>216106
Surely, they'll have made sure Anvil got a good spot right?

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.216110

>>216107
BUT THE ROBES ARE ALL NICE AND FLUFFY

No.216111

>>216106
Excellent. The prince and other importants will be in the middle, so hopefully there will be guards flanking them.

Unless of course, one of them is a lordblade like in the dream. Shit. There's no time to warn Frosty now, I'll be up to me and Pumpkin…

No.216112

>>216110
OKAY I'LL ASK MANIFEST IF I CAN KEEP THE ROBES AND MAYBE WEAR THEM EVERY NOW AND THEN, GOSH

No.216113

>>216106
But he should be the one setting everything right!
"Frosty you are not freaking out here, right? Because I totally am!"

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

No.216118

>>216109
Anvil, yes. He has a seat of honour at the very front. He is, after all, the viceroy. And in the king's absence he is second only to the queen.
You, however, are a glorified babysitter. You get to sit between a old retired guard and a fat mare.
>>216111
You should calm your teats and find a seat.
>>216112
~yay~
Now stop hugging the robe in front of everyone
>>216113
"Of course not, old friend. Now let me help you with that.
Hm. Yeah. Let me add a bit of padding. You aren't quite as bulky as Old King Wintersgrasp was.
Aaaand there. All done. You look great."
And you do. You really do.

No.216120

>>216118
Stop hugging the dress.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

No.216123

>>216118
Shit did we rehearse this?! Do I know when I'm supposed to walk don and stuff?!

No.216125

>>216118
I'm seated in my spot, aren't I?
Guess I'll wait.

No.216126

>>216118
"Frosty I…
Thanks. If the armor wasn't so bulky I'd hug you."
Any last words? Let's make our way there!

No.216128

>>216118
I-I'm separated from my husbando? ;_;
Oh well. Guess that's that then. Take my seat and look at the mare.

"You are…?"

No.216136

>>216120
Radiant please.
Please
This is a wedding. You can sate the Abyss later.
STOP.
>>216123
You did not rehearse anything. You were busy with dresses and bachelor parties
Wing it.
>>216125
Good boy.
Venus is the guard closes to you.
>>216126
"I'll right at your side old friend. Just give me a second…"
He focuses intensely for a moment, then sprouts two sets of light wings with an audible grunt of pain.
"T-there. That felt like it worked… Gah I need to refine it more… Lets go."
>>216128
SUCH IS LIFE WITH >1
You can try to reroll incase you think you deserve one of those fancy seats too. You are a baroness after all.

"Me? I am Grrreased Lightning, former north renowned model!"
Like hell she is…

No.216143

>>216136
It wasn't anything like that!
I am a Celestial, I don't even do such things!

Okay, time to read that paper once more.
Just in case.
That will get my mind off of pretty robes.

No.216144

>>216136
Keep waiting.
Surveying…
oh god I might need bed soon

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.216147

>>216136
I'll just chide him for it later
"Ah. Of course. How could I have forgotten about you miss Greased Lightning."

I clear my throat and turn to the old pone

"What about you good sir?"

No.216154

>>216136
"Hey, don't fall dead on the ground for this now!"
But yeah, zip it now.
And assume a regal pose beside the altar as I wait for her to come.

No.216155

>>216136
Shiiit I should walk in just before her right?? is it time?! Is she calm and ready?!

No.216162

>>216154
The Prince takes his positions near you.
Sunrise is in the honour seats.
>>216155
She seems ready.
Her dress came out incredible. The sun theme is subtle but clear, and the special pendant gleams like the morning light.
"Kilana, are we ready? Is it time?"
>>216147
It wasn't his fault you never flex your title muscles
"Buh? Hu? What time is it?"
>>216144
All seems well but you feel panicy.
>>216143
You should have it memorized by now.

No.216163

>>216162
I have.
But I am not a very clever pony.
I can't mess this up.
Okay, don't worry Radiant, you've got this.
Just wait for the things to start then do your thing!

No.216164

>>216162
Pfff, I'm not going to start drama during the wedding.
"Time for the wedding!"

I direct my attention at the front of the room, is Shadow to be seen somewhere?

No.216165

>>216162
"Oh, wow! Guuurl! You're gorgeous! Yes, I think its time.."

No.216166

>>216162
I'll bee needing to stay calm if anything happens

No.216167

>>216162
And one, and two… Hold my breath and wait.
Roll not to get watery eyes.

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6

No.216171

>>216164
She has a front row seat, being the groom's mother and all.
Several of her shadows line the darker corners of the room.
One is laying under her, pretending to be a real shadow.
>>216165
"Lets go then…"
She touches the special pendant, causing the suns on the dress to begin radiating light and a pair of wings to manifest on her back.
She flaps them a little and smiles
"Yeah. Time to become a wife."
>>216167
That's just appropriate.
The prince smiles and nods at you.
The time is upon you.

No.216176

>>216171
I snicker.

Good ol' paranoid Shadow

No.216182

>>216171
I suppose I can rest easier with Shadow Song around. I don't think I have properly thanked her for her service.

No.216201

>>216171
Look regal and tall.
I have to make Bearing proud of this day.

No.216207

>>216171
My eyes sparkle with delight. "You really are a shining sun." Walk down in front of her at our cue.

No.216211

i totally missed my cue, didn't i?

No.216212

>>216211
"start the music" I mouth to you

No.216213

>>216211
Your cue is right fucking now.
You have the options of performing the classic Northlands Wedding Song, the Royal Wedding Song, the Anthem of King Wintersgrasp or the Equestrian Wedding March.

>>216207
As Kilana gets there at long fucking last, the orchestra of skilled, dextrous griffons begins to play

No.216216

>>216213
>>216213
I begin playing the classic Northlands Wedding Song!
Do I need to roll, or is it just assumed that I know what I'm doing?

No.216217

>>216213
Waiting on 10/10 bride in plot tier dress to come down the aisle.

No.216218

Still waiting.

No.216219

>>216216
I think we can assume.
Dream wedding and all. No RNG needed.
>>216217
As the music grants a strong atmosphere of classic calmness, the bride enters. Her sings of light spread, and she takes slow, gliding stems towards the altar set before the thrones of Wintersgrasp.
The suns on her dress radiate soft light, and the shapes of the piece itself accent her magnificent body.
Her eyes are the purest they have ever been. And her smile is as warm as the morning light.

No.216220

>>216219
By the stars.
If only I could make a mirror image of this quality.

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.216222

>>216219
I suppress the urge to squee. She looks staggeringly beautiful!

No.216223

>>216219
And I'm going to marry that?
I… I need to catch a breath here.
No wait. Stop breathing altogether until she comes here.
The warmth of her light in my eyes, I can't let it go to waste.

No.216225

>>216219
I smile as she enters, patiently waiting at my place.

This is really beautiful.
I'm glad that Pumpkin asked me to be the one to wed such a nice couple.

No.216227

>>216219
Oh, its so beautiful.. I think I'm going to cry..

No.216228

>>216220
>>216222
>>216223
>>216225
>>216227
She reaches the altar and closes her wings, then gives a soft smile and stands ready.

No.216232

>>216228
I look into both of their eyes with a smile before starting.

"Dearly beloved!
We stand here this day to unite Pumpkin Smile and Bearing Fruit as husband and wife, under the Sun and Moon and before the King and those before him!
Let those who oppose draw their swords now, for herebeyond all regrets are too late!"

I pause momentarly, then look over the crowd with a 'Nopony dare to actually draw a sword' look.

No.216236

>>216228
>>216232
Stand there, looking in Bearing's eyes. Let everything else pass. I only need to say a word.

No.216239

>>216232
Shadow Song's head perks up and she looks down at the shadow under her, which looks concerned.
She then gets a blank look for a moment, which turns a little worried
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

No.216240

>>216239
A few of her shadows leap across the darkness and vanish out of the room.
She then nods towards Radiant.
Nopony has drawn swords.

No.216241

>>216239
>>216240
Did I see this?

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.216242

>>216239
>>216232
I look around, is everything still okay? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.216243

>>216240
>>216239
I nod back.
Good.
No troublemakers.
I turn my attention back to the pair before me, more specifically to the young lil' pegasus stallion.

"Pumpkin Smile, do you take Bearing Fruit as your bride?"

No.216245

>>216240
This I can't have noticed.
I mean, I'm a super trained assassin, but sure as hell I was too busy caring for my wife to be rather than getting any more mindlessly worried, right?
'1d10'
>>216243
My cue.
Almost missed it.
"I do."

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.216246

>>216242
Everything in here is fine
>>216241
You did.
It is not hard to guess what may have happened.

No.216249

>>216245
I nod at him with a smile, then turn to his mare.

"Bearing Fruit, do you have any arguments against this?"

No.216250

>>216246
Crap

Stay vigilant. Be prepared if something happens.

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.216251

>>216246
Wait, crap, do I notice any of that?

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.216252

>>216249
"I do not."
The sincerest words ever spoken by a pony who never lied in her life.
>>216251
NOPE.
PLAY MUSIC.

No.216253

>>216252
Oh, here it is.. rolling for tears of joy. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.216254

>>216252
I keep smiling, then motion them together with a front hoof.

"Then so as the chosen master of ceremony I gift thee the symbolic titles of spouse and spouse. You may now kiss each other."

No.216257

>>216254
Bearing turns to Pumpkin and smiles brightly
"C'mere~"

No.216258

>>216252
Okay, was that my heart skipping a beat?
>>216254
She's always the same. The one mare I've shared my life with till now. I don't need a stupid title to remember that…
But damn if it doesn't make me fly.
>>216257
Softly leaning in towards her I finally go for the kiss. And closing my eyes, I know it's just all I could ever want, right now, right here, forever.

No.216261

>>216258
A short eternity later, you open your eyes to her tears of joy.
The guests are cheering.
The music is playing.
"Dear… the rings?"

No.216267

>>216261
"Those are trinkets, what good would they do to represent what we are to each other? Would you feel less of a bride when not wearing it?"

No.216270

>>216267
Her tears double in size as her face twists into a trembling smile and she pulls you in for a sobbing second kiss.
The prince subtly puts away a little box he had along.
Shadow Song looks at her shadow and shakes her head, then wipes her eyes.

Has this not been a damn beautiful moment in your lives?
NOW WHO WANTS CAKE?

No.216272

>>216270
Oh, dear.. Its so beautiful. I-I'm crying a small river here.

No.216274

>>216254
Rolling to contain bitch nigga tears

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.216275

>>216274
>5

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.216276

>>216270
CAKE ALREADY? But we are not alone in our room~
Oh you meant real cake? Sure!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

No.216277

>>216270
M- Maybe… maybe a few tears won't get in the way of the music…

No.216278

>>216270
Yay!
"Praise the Sun! May you two live long and prosper under it's warmth!"

No.216279

>>216276
DAMN NIGGA DATS SOME FINE-ASS CAKE.
I MEAN DAMN.
The only thing this fine you've ever tasted is Bearing~
The Prince comes up to you.
"Pumpkin."

No.216282

>>216275
Nope, I cry a little and take out a napkin to blow my nose

So beautiful. So… romantic

No.216283

>>216279
Crap I'm covered in cake!
"Frostmourn."
Bow slightly.
"Today wouldn't have been the same without your help. Thanks."
Then lean in closer and whisper, jokingly.
"You have my permission to say all the embarassing things you want during your speech"

No.216284

>>216283
He silently passes you a sealed letter
"Read it once you feel you are truly ready."
He then rises
"Your attention please, everyone."

No.216286

I give Bearing a light hug, and dry off my tears. "is it everything you dreamed?"

No.216288

>>216284
Allright?
I place the letter somewhere safe and shift my attention towards Frosty.

No.216289

>>216284
He's got my full attention

No.216290

No.216291

>>216284
Well turn my attention to him.

No.216292

>>216284
I turn to him and silence the music.

No.216293

>>216290
"No? what do you me-" I turn to frosty.
>>216284
and pay attention.

No.216310

>>216293
"I mean it's far more than I ever dared to dream of~"
>>216292
>>216291
>>216289
>>216288
"All of you.
Welcome.
And thank you for being here with us this day.
Now most of you I have known all my life. Ever since I was a little kid running around, I have had my friends along for crazy adventures. Climbing mountains to make snowponies. Messing with stuffed animals when told not to. Building secret clubhouses. Making new friends. Taking the lumps and bumps and missing limbs that come with life.
And as I grew, I made many good friends.
But few have done more for me than Pumpkin Smiles. Poor boy on the street when I met him. I think someone threw a jawbone on his head and he came to complain about it.
But since then, we've been through a lot.
Fought battles both against our enemies, and against our inner demons. Faced hard decisions and heartache, but also great victories and joy.

I want to give two other special mentions here - to Valeriana Swansong, Pumpkin's loving mother-"
Shadow blushes a little
"-and her best friend Venia, who we both have a more to thank for than I care to list out here.

Pumpkin here has given his all for his country and his friends. And I do mean his all. He helped uncover the explosive mold infestation years back at the school. He helped me out of the Ambassador's Ball before anything bad happened. He stood at my side when my life was in danger time and time again.
And for that, I can see no better pony who I would honour by speaking for him at his wedding.
Also, he met his wife by humping her in a closet after stumbling into the girls' changing room. What a stud.

May your union be as strong as your hearts are pure!
FOR PUMPKIN SMILES AND BEARING FRUIT!"
He raises a toast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy_Zn21vZ9w

No.216318

>>216310
Allright that was embarassing enough.
Damnit Frosty! Spaghettiroll!
"Cheers!"

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12

No.216320

>>216310
I clop my hooves together and raise my glass
"Cheers!"

No.216322

>>216318
There are no pasta dishes here. You are the lord of swag. You cannot be spaghettified so easily!

No.216323

>>216310
"Cheers!" I raise my own glass with the prince, and smile at Bearing, "I'm glad I could help make your day, you two really deserved it.." Now to eat some cake and snacks and whatever else, being a bridesmaid makes you hungry.

No.216324

>>216310
>>216318
I applaud, then go back to playing music as the guests mingle. I have a job to fulfill, after all!

No.216326

>>216310
I chuckle.
"Well that's new. Cheers for the young!"

No.216334

>>216322
Allright if everyone is enjoing the party find a moment to read the letter.
Be incospicuos about it.

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

No.216340

>>216320
>>216323
>>216324
>>216326
And then there was cake.
>>216334
[To Bladeling Pumpkin Smiles

Your orders, as per the demand of your Lord, are to eliminate Mad King Goldenblood the Swordless of Wintersgrasp.
As bound by your oaths to me and your order, this mission is to be carried out in utmost secret, and not to be revealed to any regardless of time or circumstance.
Proof of demise is required, for only through it can a new king be chosen. Be it an accident, or disguise it as a deed of our enemies, I care not, so long as the deed is done.

Do not fail me, Northblade.
-Frostmourn, Lord of the Northblades]

No.216345

>>216340
I try to find Shadow Song in the crowd

No.216346

>>216340
Move outside with a candle and burn the letter.
Tomorrow will be a busy day.
Now! Let's go back in and see how everypony's doing, shall we?

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

No.216348

>>216346
He must have treated that paper to be easy to burn.
Because it flash ignites, setting your sash on fire.
>>216345
She is not too hard to find. Indeed she is being a bit of a wall flower.

No.216349

>>216348
Approach her, smiling broadly

"Wasn't that just beautiful?"

No.216352

>>216348
Put it off now!

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4

No.216356

>>216348
Is there something non-alcoholic to wash down the cake?
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

No.216357

>>216352
Fire does not respect popularity.
It seems to be spreading.
>>216349
"Yes…. beautiful…
…I'm sorry I was a bit distracted back there. I had to… be elsewhere for a moment."

No.216358

>>216357
"What was that exactly? What went on?"

No.216359

>>216356
Plenty.
The catering is great, there is lot to choose from.
You can't help but notice Celaire and the Warriors of Sunlight are still holding watch in their shiny outfits instead of eating.

No.216360

Is Bearing enjoying herself?

No.216362

>>216357
Good think I'm armored.
Roll over it and put it out for good.

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.216365

>>216359
I grab two drinks then walk over to him, giving him one of them.
"Vigilant as ever, I see, dear. Still, there seems to be no real threats now, won't you enjoy yourself a bit?"

No.216367

>>216365
Can I roll to check on the groom? '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

No.216368

>>216360
Yes.
She is munching on some nice cake.
>>216362
Now the curtains are on fire too.
You know you could just call for help too.
>>216358
"The king. He has gone completely mad.
He was attempting to storm the wedding. It took several shadows to wrestle him down. I locked him in the basement…"
>>216365
"I am here as a warrior first and a guard second. My status as a guest is of little priority, my sun. Besides, I'm trying to set a good example."

No.216369

>>216368
Yeah right. That would totally look good.
"Some help over here?"
Try to cut out the flaming part of the curtains with the hidden blade!

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.216370

>>216368
I facehoof and let out a sad sigh

"Oh gods… Goldenblood, what did they do
to you…"

No.216371

>>216368
"I somehow expected you to say that. You are truly a pony of honor, my dear… Still, at least accept this one glass of refreshment from me. That won't hurt anypony."

No.216374

>>216369
…! can I hear that and come to his aid? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

No.216376

>>216367
Zigga have you SEEN the watermelons they are serving?
>>216369
You cut down the flaming curtain, which in turn ignites the rugs.
You are now surrounded by fire.
Oh fuck. To think you might die on your wedding day…
>>216370
"As sad as it is, I can't help but be a little impressed. For such a clearly hasty solution, the results are… notable."
>>216371
"At least bring the others ones as well."
>>216374
You heard something from a side corridor and rushed to check it out.
Pumpkin is on the floor, mumbling something.
He must have fainted for some reason.

No.216377

>>216376
"Hey, Bro.. " shake him a bit. "Pumpkin.." '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

No.216378

>>216376
Oh fuckfuckfuck! WHY AM I NOT A MAGE!
AND WHY NOPONY IS NOTICING ALL THIS?

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.216380

>>216376
"That I can do."
I smile at him and clink our glasses together.
"Cheers, dear."

No.216381

>>216377
>>216378
Dude
Dude
Dude chill
You must have fainted from happiness after reading the letter.
Dude
Dude pls
Dude go enjoy the wedding
>>216380
"To a happy couple. And the newlyweds too."

No.216383

>>216376
I frown
"That may be but it's still a damn shame. Goldenblood was a good pony. Sun knows he wasn't the perfect king but he sure did his best." I let out a defeated sigh and look at her sadly "I guess something is going to happen to him soon, right?"

No.216384

>>216381
Right.
Stash the letter away again-
>>216377
"I- Yeah, let's not talk about it shall we? How is Bearing liking the party?"

No.216386

>>216383
"I left that up to the Prince to decide. Pumpkin still has his final tests to pass before he can have my gift…
…And if you wanted to mourn Goldenblood, well, the pony he was died years ago. Peace to his memory. May that hollow, mad shell soon leave this world."

No.216387

>>216381
I chuckle.
"I don't know how can you pull such a straight face when you make these jokes."
Give him a small peck on the cheek.

"But anyway, I've got some Sunguard members to bring drinks to! Keep up the good work, dear!"

No.216388

>>216386
"Your gift? What gift?"

No.216389

>>216384
"Brah, she's having a great time. What are you doing all alone anyway? Go be with your bride!" I watch to see if you'r gonna faint again. "You should probs eat something bro."

No.216390

>>216388
"A… graduation gift"
>>216387
"I will, my sun. I will~"

No.216391

>>216389
"Right… Got your eyes on anything? The cake was nice!"
Lead her towards the food and find Bearing.
>>216390
"How's the night, honey?"

No.216392

>>216390
I cock an eyebrow

"Alright then, I guess I will just have to wait and see for that surprise. Now, why don't you go over and see your son, hm?"

No.216393

>>216391
"Oh, I want to show you my gift when you have a minute." I munch on some on dat watermelon, yum!

No.216395

>>216393
"Well here we are both, it's the perfect time isn't it?"

No.216398

>>216392
"I guess I should, yeah. Hey, thanks for yesterday. Really. You're a life saver, Venia."
She walks off to find Pumpkin

No.216402

>>216398
I smile and nod at her

"No problem Shadow, always glad to help."

Let's go find Anvil

No.216404

>>216395
>>216398
I set my plate side, "I have a special gift for you.." I take out a scroll tied with a soft silk ribbon. and hold it out to Bearing and Pumpkin.

No.216405

>>216402
He is happily eating a bunch of stuff
"Oh hey dear. Where were you sitting? I didn't see you anywhere"

No.216409

>>216390
Wave him goodbye then start handing out non alcoholic drinks to the rest of the Sunlight Warriors as well!

No.216415

>>216404
"Allright?"
I look at the ribbon slightly taken aback, but curious for what Kilana might mean.
>>216398
"Mother! Glad you decided to join us, Kilana was about to show her gift!"

No.216416

>>216405
"Between two very lovely ponies, sweetheart."

I take some food myself and start munching on it

"Wasn't the wedding just beautiful? Ooooh, they looked so happy together…"

No.216422

>>216409
The stoic warriors seem to honestly appreciate the gesture.
>>216415
"Oh? How nice. Lets see it!"
>>216416
"That they did. That they did indeed. Who'd have thought he'd fit so nicely into the royal armour?"

No.216426

>>216422
>>216415
I bite my lip hoping that the scroll of memories is as impressive as I remembered it being.. No, anita did it, and she's an illusionist, she's good enough to copy herself over and over for a band, she's good enough for this.

No.216427

>>216422
"Mmmmm~"

I brush up against him

"You did such a good job helping Pumpkin out for this, thank you so much sweetheart."

No.216428

>>216427
"Well, it was a good trial run at least. I think I'll stick to this throne room instead of the chapel."

No.216429

>>216426
What exactly does it do?

No.216431

>>216422
I smile at each of them as I deliver them…
Maybe they'd like some cake too?
Bring them that as well, and tell them that they do their jobs well, but tell each of them not to dare slack too!

No.216433

>>216428
"Right. So… How's the queen doing?"

No.216434

>>216429
"Well, go on and open it.."
I took all of the romantic things that Bearing and you did together, and wrote them down with bard skills tm, and then had anita enchant it so those scenes would be kind 'projected' above the scroll.

No.216438

>>216434
Allright… Open it and see Bearing and Shadow's reactions.
Would love a description here DM.
Also, do I have to kill Goldenblood in this timeskip?

No.216467

>>216431
They nod and eat their cake in a very proper and military way.
Still, you can see in their eyes that they liked the gesture.
>>216438
As you begin unfurling the looooong scroll, colorful, stylized projections of your life with Bearing are drawn in the air. As strings caught in a wind the glowing lines leap off the paper and reshape themselves into small moving pictures.
You getting tossed out a door, only for Bearing to invite you into another. A small heart flutters out after she closes the door after you, and then, 99 more hearts follow suit, obscuring the picture for a second as it changes.
Bearing massaging your wings and preening them. A feather pops off, transitioning to another view.
You and Bearing flying together, disappearing into a cloud.
Bearing crying on a pillow until you enter, then tackling you into bed, making the sheets fly.
Bearing tending to your cuts and bruises…
…and finally, you giving her a small tail ring, and her fainting, then kissing you.
THE END.
Shadow is on the verge of tears.
The plot has changed. This is the final timeskip.

No.216468

No.216471

>>216433
He looks a bit surprised at the change of subject, as if he expected some other reaction.
"The queen? She's tired. Like… very tired. I've taken over just about all her duties. She hardly eats now. She worries too much about Goldenblood. It will be the death of her…"

No.216472

>>216467
"Damn…"
Roll not be speechless!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.216475

>>216472
>>216434
"Zigga that was… !!!"
Hug her! Nevermind the armor, find a way to hug her!

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6

No.216477

>>216471
"Ohhhh… that poor thing… I'll go see her after the wedding, she must be suffering with Goldenblood being the way he is…"

I tear up a little and hug Anvil

"I'm so scared that once you become king you'll be targeted as well… I wouldn't be able to handle losing you…"

No.216478

So uh.
Yeah.
How about that music.

No.216479

>>216475
"Ahh" I accept the hug- tackle and pat him on the back, making and effort not to cry or fall over. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

No.216481

>>216467
"Whoa…"

Rolling not to tear up from all the cheesy things from today.
Come on Radiant, you can do it.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.216484

>>216477
He actually stiffens up
"Oh shit I never even thought of that…
…oh fuuuck… who knew being king would be so… hard"
>>216481
Barely made it.
BARELY.
>>216479
You however are such an emotional dummy you are lucky you didn't make a mess of anything.

No.216485

>>216479
Now. Let's just… Yeah, clean this mess.
"Stop crying, is a wedding!"
>>216484
There's one thing I still have to do.
"My love, would you care for a first dance?"

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

No.216486

>>216485
I laugh. "I'm just so happy for you two.."

No.216488

>>216484
I frown

"Really, dear? Because I remember you being wary of assassinations all the way back when you were a crown prince…"

No.216489

>>216486
"Don't get too comfy, you are next!"

No.216492

>>216485
"Oh course I would, hubby~"
>>216488
"Just pulling your hoof. You know I'm not that dumb, right? But look on the bright side. With Celaire and his Warriors here, we have an elite guard to keep us even safer than before."

No.216493

Maybe I can take a brea-
>>216485
Nope.
I guess i'm just gonna keep playing.

No.216496

>>216484
Relax and enjoy the ceremony now then I guess?
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.216498

>>216492
I huff, actually a little angry

"Anvil, this is not a joke! Don't laugh at it! I'm just really worried, okay?"

No.216500

>>216492
Well.
Husband.
Eheh.
A pony could get used to it.
Do I get a plotroll even for the dance?
Take her hoof and walk amidst the dancing floor.

No.216501

>>216493
…Maybe this piece doesn't need a harpsichord?

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.216503

>>216498
He looks pretty sorry and puts a hoof around you
"Calm down dear… I was just trying to keep a happy mood. This a happy day and we should be happy, not worried and angry.
You know I will do everything I can to keep us safe. And that is all I can do, so what point is there in worrying if it is enough or not?"
>>216496
How can you relax? You are a soldier! You should be on guard!
For instance, you could be guarding that cake. By eating it.
>>216500
Yeah you do.
I mean just look at those happy eyes.
Even a vengeful creator deity would have to admit they are the most heart warming thing in the world.
Enjoy your dream wedding.
>>216501
Yeah it seems like your backup can handle it from here.

No.216504

>>216503
Hurray…
I pardon myself without making a fuss and immediately make a beeline to grab food.
All that magic really takes a lot outta ya…
Do I see anyone?

No.216506

>>216503
"I-I'm sorry, it's just after seeing what happened to Goldenblood…"

I hug him, burying my face in his mane

"I won't mention it again. you're right, this is supposed to be a happy day."

No.216507

>>216503
Aha! That vile cake won't hurt anyone! Consume a piece this instant to save everypony from further harm!

No.216508

>>216504
I wave at you.

No.216509

>>216506
"All is forgiven. And really, try the cake. It's incredible."
>>216504
Everyone who is not an NPC because I'm going to bed.

NEXT TIME ON PONIES IN SNOW
BIG REVEALS
SMALL REVEALS
REVEALING OUTFITS
AND THE PLOT SHIFTS GEARS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He8v_weDrFo

No.216510

>>216508
I wave back.
"Hey Kilana! Did you give Pumpkin your gift?"
I munch on cake.

No.216511

>>216509
Well then, let's go try out that cake and bump into Radiant

No.216512

>>216510
"Oh, yes! He loved it!" I pat you on the back. "Thanks you did a great job on it!"

No.216513

>>216510
>>216508
I smile at them while I eat my own piece of cake.
"Hello there, girls. This cake is delicious, isn't it?"

No.216515

I'm done with the dance and am back at the table with Bearing.

No.216517

>>216513
I try out a piece

"Mmmhm, it is!"

No.216518

>>216513
"It really is! Fo' sure, this wedding is just perfect.." I get a little starry eyed, the perfect flowers, the little star, moon and sun ribbons on various things.. Its just perfect.

No.216519

>>216512
"As long as he's happy."
I give her a weak smile.
"Jeez this is tiring to maintain… do you know if he likes it? I've mostly been focusing on playing, but… well, quite frankly I don't think I've really seen anyone really take much interest in… erm, me. Is it… it isn't sub-par, is it?"

No.216520

>>216517
>>216513
>>216512
>>216510
I slowly approach the group.

No.216521

>>216517
>>216518
"I'll going to need to train extra hard to work down all this pastry and stuff… But it will be worth it!"

>>216519
"Oh don't be ridicolous, you are doing fantasticaly!"

>>216520
I wave at her.
"And how is our freshly wed bride doing?"

No.216522

>>216521
"Mhmm~ It feels like I'm flying once again~"
>>216519
"Oh don't be silly, we loved your music."

No.216523

>>216521
I chuckle

"I hear you, this wedding is going to leave its mark on me!"

>>216520
I smile broadly at her but remain quiet

No.216524

>>216519
"No, you are doing perfectly! I loved the music it was so fitting.." I give you a hug to assure you.

No.216525

>>216523
"I think it will leave it's mark in each of our hearts, won't it?"

>>216522
"That's good to hear! Also, I love your outfit. Especially the Suns on it."

No.216526

>>216522
"I'm just so happy for you, everything turned out so well.."

No.216527

>>216521
>>216522
>>216524
"That's a relief…"
>>216524
I return the hug.
>>216522
"I'm so happy for you two!
Oh, and uh… I don't quite think we've met too much before, but I'm Anita! One of Pumpkin's childhood friends."
I chuckle and hold out a talon.

No.216528

>>216525
"Yeah, of course! It's been incredible!"

>>216522
"I am so happy for you sweetie, you fully deserve all of this."

No.216530

>>216525
Chuckle at this
"I know how you and Pumpkin used to fight about this whole sun and moon thing, it seemed just so sweet!"
>>216526
"That's because I've had the best bridesmaid I could ever ask for…"
Move beside her and nudge her a bit.
>>216527
"He told me you were good with music when you were young, but this is just so much! Thank you for all you've done today!"
Embrace her!
'1d10+2'
>>216528
"It's just so strange… What do you think will change now?"

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

No.216531

>>216528
"I was sort of anxious that I will mess it up, to be honest…"

>>216530
"It's nothing serious. He's a good buck, and I'm sure he'll take good care of you!"

No.216532

>>216530
"Heh, who knows? The future is full of surprises. What I do know is that this is a symbolic day for you and Pumpkin, so make sure to enjoy it to the fullest!"

>>216531
"Oh please Radiant, don't be silly. You were perfect for the job!"

No.216533

>>216530
"You mean that? I just wanted to make sure everything was perfect.." I wipe a tear away from my eyes, that's enough crying. "You're totally welcome, I would do it all again too.." I laugh a bit.

No.216534

>>216530
"It- ack! It really was nothing!"
Return the embrace!

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.216535

>>216531
"Well you did it perfectly! I'm certainly glad that they choose you for this."

No.216536

>>216532
"Yeah, but just earlier I was thinking that there are probably many ponies look at me as a dumb tool or something, and I was a bit unsure before the start… But I was glad that it all turned out all right."

No.216537

>>216536
I gasp

"Radiant, please! Why would you ever think that? You're not dumb OR a tool, you're probably one of the most dedicated and caring mares around!"

No.216538

>>216531
>>216532
"He's just so.. Concerned with the future at times. Even your stallions are like this?"
>>216533
"Making love blossom wherever you go is gift, but I really hope we'll do this again for you next time~"
>>216534
"Ush. This must have been such a job! C'mon, tell me about you!"

No.216540

>>216538
"Stoic would be a better word, but hey, all the better for you! If he worries about the future that means he cares very deeply for you!"

>>216537
"I know I shouldn't think that, but what do I look like to a pony who doesn't actually know me?"

No.216541

>>216538
"Oh myself? Well, maybe if I find the right somepony~"

No.216542

>>216538
"Anvil? No… not really. I'm the biggest worrywart out of the two of us. He's usually the one reassuring me and keeping me in check."

I smile at her sheepishly

>>216540
"For what it's worth, I didn't think any bad of you when I first met you. Heck, you managed to impress Unyielding enough on the first day that he allowed you to join our ranks! That's damn impressive!"

No.216543

>>216540
"I'm sure Celaire must be a wonderful stallion if you stuck by his side so long, Lady Radiant."
>>216541
Here is when I wish DM was still awake
"It's a wedding, plenty of bachelors looking lonely~"

No.216544

>>216538
"There really isn't much to tell though! I'm honestly not the most interesting of gryphons…"

No.216545

>>216542
"I guess it is… Oh, now that you mention it, how are you two?"

My smile widens slightly.
"Planning for any small Unyieldings or Venias anytime soon?"

>>216543
"Of course he is. Sometimes he's short on words, but that's the only thing I could say against him!"

No.216546

>>216545
I blush slightly
"I… ah we've talked about it with each other before but nothing really came from it… maybe it will still happen though, I uh… I wouldn't mind it at least…"

>>216544
"Or the friendliest…"

No.216547

>>216544
"I can relate, at times it feels like I've never really left Wintergrasp… But life here is great!"
>>216545
>>216546
Oh crap, babytalks.
Try not to blush.
Damnit, Pumpkin.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

No.216548

>>216543
"I suppose, I don't really feel like flirting with them right now." I smile at you and enjoy the atmosphere. "Brilliant idea with the theme, it worked out so well, just look at all this! Even the fruit is cut into the shape of the moon and stars! "

No.216549

>>216546
"I'm sure you two would make great parents!"

>>216547
"Are you all right? You seem awfully flustered… It's not the food, is it?"

No.216550

>>216544
"Oh, well what about Guinevere? "

No.216551

>>216549
Oh c'mon!
"N-no it's really nothing! Not overhearing your conversation at all!"
Try to sound natural
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

No.216553

>>216546
"Huh? Did you say something Venia?"
>>216547
"I definitely wouldn't want to live anywhere else, that's for sure."
>>216550
"Hmm? What about her?"

No.216554

>>216553
"Are you still.. doing alright? Did she not want to attend?"

No.216555

>>216551
"Oh? Okay then! Carry on!"

No.216556

>>216549
"Aw, thanks Radiant. You're too kind…"

>>216547
"Are you-?"

>>216551
"Oh, alright!"

>>216553
"Nothing, just talking to myself."

No.216557

>>216556
"What?! No, absolutely… I just don't know when Pumpkin will decide it's time…"

No.216558

>>216554
"OH! Yeah… we're doing alright. Truth be told though, I… kind of haven't seen her in the last few days or so, since I was so busy getting the whole orchestra thing ready for Pumpkin… I'm not quite sure what she's up to, to be honest. I just hope she isn't mad at me for ignoring her like that… maybe a gift to make it up to her would be nice."

No.216560

>>216556
"I mean it! From what I hear, you've been around the Prince and his friends since they were kids."
I chuckle.
"If that wasn't enough to make you good with children, what would be?"

No.216561

>>216558
"But… That's terrible! I bet she'd have loved to see you play!"

No.216562

>>216558
"Yeah, don't worry she wouldn't be mad at you! But maybe a necklace will make a nice gift?"

No.216563

>>216557
I chuckle at her reaction

"Don't worry Bearing, I wasn't trying to hint at anything."

>>216560
"I suppose you have a point, but still, you give me too much credit."

No.216564

>>216562
"A necklace? Mm… she'd probably like it, yeah. But I kinda wanna go for something a bit more… personal. I'm sure I'll think of something by then."
>>216561
"She might be here for all I know! I've mostly been focusing on playing, so i may have missed her. Actually… I think I might go try and find her. I'll catch up to you later then!"

I leave and go look for her.
And I'm out again. Seeya everyone.

No.216566

>>216564
Bye

>>216563
"Even Frostmourne said that he has a lot to thank you for! You can stop being modest now, Venia!"

No.216568

>>216564
"Oh I hope she's been enjoying the party then…"
Seeya.

No.216569

>>216566
"Well Radiant, I did make my share of terrible mistakes in the past, believe me."

I look around

"I should probably get back to Shadow Song, I'll talk to you later Radiant! We still need to do that sparring rematch, remember?"

No.216570

>>216568
"I think I should go back and check on Pumpkin.."
Make a beeline for the table and go back to my seat.
Night guys.

No.216571

>>216569
"How could I forget! We'll probably be able to talk later, this wedding won't end anytime soon, right?"
Off2bed

No.220496

It is the aftermath of the wedding.
Wedding night maybe? Depends on Pumpkin.

Report in and tell me what you should be doing.

No.220502

>>220496
Checking on the guards and Celaire.
If they are finished with their duties, of course.

No.220504

>>220496
out practicing sword fighting at the training grounds for kicks BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT THIS WEDDING

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.220505

I wasn't paying attention

What should I be doing now?

No.220506

>>220496
Being together with Anvil, the conversation of last night in the back of my head

No.220508

>>220496
Uh…
Buying a gift for Guinevere!

No.220509

>>220508
And not remembering my name

No.220510

>>220504
Aww…
Do you want to retroactively have been invited there or play this off as Pumpkin not inviting you?
>>220502
They are done. It is off duty time for all.
>>220505
Up to you. The plot won't advance until Pumpkin's thing is over.
>>220506
"Well you sure look deep in thought. A coin for your thoughts?"
>>220508
At this hour? Sure.
I'm sure there is a little nightlife in the market.

No.220511

I should be going home alone to see if I have any mail.

No.220512

>>220510
Right…
Uh.
Try to find a stand that's selling something she'd like? Maybe… drama props or something? Masks?

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.220513

>>220510
I'll choose not getting invited
because Pumpkin's a dick

now about that sword training…

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.220514

>>220510
Well, first of all, thank all of them for their great service and tell them they did a good job.
Then find Celaire.

No.220516

>>220510
I nervously paw the ground with my hooves

"I uh… I was just thinking about some stuff Radiant told me yesterday. About something we talked about a long time back…"

No.220517

>>220513
I'm pretty sure I invited you, and Pumpkin would really get mad if you didn't show up.
>>220510
I'm not drunk enough to play the wedding night with you on a public channel.

No.220519

>>220510
I'd be trying to learn inspire if Entertain wasn't going to be merged into it

Else, find Venus.

No.220520

>>220511
Well well. There does seem to be some mail for you.
>>220513
You keep dropping the sword like a klutz. If anything, this is good training for looking like a clown.
>>220514
The Warrior salute you.
One of them asks if he can give you a hug. He just feels so happy for the young couple.
>>220516
"Oh? Radiant huh? So let me guess, something about training more guards?"
>>220517
~We can do it on steam~
Or you can time warp to the king slaying.

No.220522

>>220517
Well you didn't.

No.220526

>>220496
Hearing of Pumpkins wedding, I dressed up and run to the wedding grounds in hope I am not late

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.220528

>>220520
"No, no. Not work stuff, just… personal stuff. About family and whatnot."

No.220529

>>220520
ugh
"stupid sword! be lighter!"
keep trying!

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.220530

No.220532

>>220520
Oh, mail for me? Let's open it up.

No.220533

>>220522
Check the mail!
You weren't here all week!
>>220520
Problem is, I really don't want to skip wedding night.
TO THE STEAMMOBILE!
allright timewarp.

No.220538

>>220533
It happened, it's over, deal with it!
I don't think Nylis would've wanted to go anyways Seeing as she'll need a stallion to get married in this kingdom

No.220544

>>220520
Non Sexual Hug allowed.

No.220548

>>220519
That is still up in the air.
For this very reason, I was blocking further skills from being learned. Because we might have to reassign points come 1.3

Venus is taking off her armour now that the night is done.
>>220526
Waiting on the party resolution for this. Stand by.
>>220528
"Family? Radiant? Well I'd never. So what was that about? Hurrying us along for marriage too?"
>>220529
You manage to toss the sword over you and into a nearby bucket of water.
>>220512
You browse a while and then find a small but cozy looking carriage with [All Night Mask Shop] painted on the side
>>220532
Oh…
Oh my…
It's from home
>>220533
Aaaand Pumpkin is now a day ahead of the others.
I'll post the Steam logs later for archival.
>>220544
It was very jolly and not sexual at all.
Celaire is washing his face.

No.220552

>>220548
Neat.
Check the selection!
Try to find something that would fit one of the productions she likes… Or maybe just one of the styles she likes!

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.220554

>>220548
OOC: alright then, just link me up when Lila comes late to the party

No.220558

>>220548
"rrrrgghh!!! fuck you too!"
teleport the sword back where i got it then find a shield to use

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6

No.220559

>>220548
"She was… she was wondering when we'll be seeing little Anvils and Venia's walking around, dear."

No.220560

>>220558
sweet! now train fighting moves with the shield

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.220562

>>220548
Oh wait, so the others are still a day behind? Well then, I don't see much problem in taking a moment for my newly wed waifu~
We still live in the dorm, right?
>>220538
Pumpkin and Bearing will take this as an exceptionally, first class level dick move.
Be advised.

No.220565

>>220548
"You and the others did a very good job today, dear. I'm proud of you."

No.220567

>>220548
home! And.. what's this? They are sending someone to meet me? "Oh, snap!"

No.220569

>>220548
Watch her take off her armour intently.

"That was a nice display, wasn't it? Fabulous clothing… all the guests.. personally, I'd rather it be quieter so I'd be less worried, it'd have the same meaning. Well, maybe moreso, since more weight is carried on the couple's love. What did you think, dear?"

No.220574

>>220562
>blaming Nylis when she didn't get the damn thing
this will be interesting

No.220581

>>220552
These masks actually look a little creepy.
like real faces…
>>220558
>>220560
You are a very clever pony and decide to train blocking by holding a sword with telekinesis and trying to block it.
>>220559
He goes a little stiff
"HA… ha ha ha yeah– oh that Radiant– uh…
…you're being serious now aren't you?"
>>220562
Unyielding probably let you have a nicer wedding suite in the palace for this night.
>>220567
Oh snap indeed!
Has the matchmaker been… matchMADE?
>>220569
"I'm not big onto weddings. They seem so fake. You wear clothes you'll never use again, put up your mane in some impractical style you would never really use, eat food nobody really eats…"

No.220583

>>220581
…C- Creepy can be interesting too, right?
I try one on!
How do I look?

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.220586

>>220581
I look down sadly

"Well… You know I've always wanted kids, sweetheart. I told you a few years back but you didn't seem too sold on the idea. I simply thought you just wanted some more time but… I'm not getting any younger here, Anvil."

No.220587

>>220581
lets try some offensive moves with that shield now!

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.220589

No.220590

>>220581
"Do you really think that way? I suppose you're right, if two ponies love each other enough, why not just keep living as they are? Haha, come to think of it, the whole point of a wedding is to show off how well a life you can lead that you might be able to afford what you show.

…Still, I'd like to live a comfortable life that I could afford all that. With my special somepony by my side, of course."

No.220592

>>220581
Well now.
Armor of the king himself? Big expensive wedding dress of plot/10 splendor?
To the wedding suit!
"Honey, you know what this night calls for?"

No.220603

>>220583
You have a strange flashing vision before your eyes and hear a sharp scream as you put it on.
The shopkeeper peeks out from behind the counter
"Well well, a late night customer!"
>>220586
"So this is really it, huh…"
He stars at the ceiling
"…well, I guess even I need to grow up some day. What with becoming king and all…"
>>220587
You remember the teachings of Sgt Shieldbash well.
They use a sword? Smash them with a shield.
They try to block? Break their hoof with a shield.
Their guard is broken? Break their face too.
All else fails? Go for the groin.
Like reciting ABC. Simple and effective.
>>220565
"You seemed more concerned with socializing dear, I must say."
>>220592
"Making me a mother?"
She giggles and nudges you
>>220590
"Eh. I prefer guard graduations. They are at least proper and military. You know I don't like all this flowery junk."

WAS SOMEONE STILL GOING TO WARP BACK TO BE IN THE WEDDING?
IF SO, PLEASE SAY SO.

No.220604

>>220581
Hehe, well maybe. I had to get my match making skills from somewhere right? Awaiting decision on time warp if not then I'll just sleep until morning.

No.220608

>>220603
I keep pawing the ground nervously

"I don't like to force you into stuff you don't want, but… This is kind of important to me Anvil, it's what mother always wanted."

No.220610

>>220603
…Well that was strange.
Look in a mirror and see how I look!
"Yep. How much for a mask?"

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.220612

>>220603
Run to the wedding!

No.220616

>>220603
"Proper? hmm. It's important, but if I didn't have time to be improper with you, I think would have broken long ago. A wedding doesn't symbolize being proper, it symbolizes, well, however you want your life with your special sompony to be. In most cases, with all the overdone junk, I suppose it symbolizes a wish for something better. If I were asked, I'd say it really wouldn't matter too much.. well ,as long as I have my special somepony."

No.220617

>>220603
"I couldn't have said it better myself."
Lead her to the balcony. We have a balcony in the nice suit, right?
"Bearing Fruit."
Kneel in front of her.
"Do you want to share with me the joy only a foal can give?"

No.220620

>>220603
"*huff* *huff* ..Neat! I think I'll buy myself one of these one day."
put it back and head to the showers or whatnot

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.220621

>>220603
I blush sheepishly.
"I'm sorry… I was having such a good time, finally being able to just another regular pony amongs the others… And you seemed so concentrated on your work too!"

No.220642

>>220608
He looks a little lost in thought
"What… mother wanted…
…I never really got to know what father wanted of me…
…dad… I miss you…"
>>220612
>>220604
LOOKS LIKE THE WEDDING IS BACK ON FOR ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO ENTERTAIN THESE TWO.
You got here right on time to see the couple kiss and everyone move out to eat cake.
>>220616
"Verne you are about as subtle as a shield to the face. Just say what you want to really say and stop dropping hints."
>>220617
She actually goes all red
"Wait you actually I mean I just but I don't mean I mean but…
….really?"
>>220620
Hm. Looks like the water here is cold.
You should go back to the dorm for a warm one.
>>220621
"I know. It is my duty as captain to keep everypony safe.
And I liked seeing you have genuine fun too."

No.220651

No.220652

>>220642
teleport to the dorm showers then

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

No.220653

>>220612
>>220642
I trot over to Lila in my starry bridesmaid gown. "Oh, isn't this just prefect. You would not believe the things we went through to get that dress for her."

No.220654

>>220642
"Honestly? I really just want to know what you want, because otherwise?"

Lay down on whoever's bed is nearby if we're in one of rooms.

"I wouldn't know what I want, either. The priority I know over all is the welfare of the North and, by proxy, the Prince, but for myself… i don't know. I really don't."

No.220655

>>220642
I poke him in the side
"Uh Anvil? I think the former king would have probably wanted his son on the throne."
I think for a moment
"You never told me about your mother… what was she like?"

No.220659

>>220642
"I thought long about it. It's been a year ago and I still remember it like it was last week. Damn, I almost panicked that night.
Was that just a tease? Did I overthink all this?"

No.220662

>>220642
"We should have genuine fun together sometime too! Well, we can't really go on a holiday… but you know what I mean! I want to see you enjoying yourself for once too! If you are not embarassed of me, maybe you could take me to a restaurant some day, and we could dance the dance we missed at the wedding?"

Give him another hopeful smile.

No.220665

>>220653
>>220642
I trot to Kilana all the while trying to catch my breath and arrange the ruffles on my dress.
"Oh dear, I just got in time do I?"

I then give a look to the married couple.
"Wow, who's the bride? And that dress! I did not know Pumpkin is already engaged."

No.220672

>>220665
I laugh a bit. "Girl, you didn't know about Bearing fruit? She's been together with our boy Pumpkin for ages, the perfect couple really. She's a pretty sweet girl Bearing, makes a good balance for Pumpkin's impulsive nature. What do you think of the theme? We managed to pull most of this together in one day! "

No.220679

>>220610
You look like a gryphon with a screaming horse's face.
"Depends which one you want. Every mask has a price, and a story to tell."
>>220652
Easy and simple.
Also cozy and warm.
Perfect for washing away the dust of a hard night training.
>>220654
"If you know yourself and your enemy, you will win in all your battles. If you know yourself but not your enemy, for every victory you will suffer a defeat. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will succumb in every battle.
Wise words on the field, and elsewhere."
>>220655
"Can't remember. At all really. I think she died when I was very little. I really, honestly have no idea. It was always just me, dad and Uncle Goldenblood…"
>>220659
"…Well… um… c-can we sit down?"
>>220662
"Hm? A dance you say?
Heh… I haven't danced in years. Though i never got any complaints from the ladies either…"

No.220682

>>220672
The theme is the sky, bearing fruit was the radiant sun and pumpkin was her vigilant moon, bridesmaids were stars. We got special flowers to look like the sky, Anita is playing a one griffon band, with enough mirror images to be cover everything possible.

No.220686

>>220679
…Creepy.
"Huh? What do you mean?"

No.220689

>>220679
"Awww…"
I give him a nice hug
"I know what it's like… being raised by a single parent. But really sweetheart, don't you want to start a family of your own? Don't you think that's something your parents would have wanted you to do?"

No.220691

>>220679
now… teleport to my room and think of something to do '1d10'

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.220692

>>220679
"See! If we find the time, we should totally go someplace! It would be great if you could do it for me!"

Try to be…urgh…cute.
Come on Radiant, you can do it
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

No.220694

>>220679
"Hey, I don't want to push you.
If you are not ready, I can wait. Actually, screw this, I'm too young to be a dad. I wouldn't even know where to start!"
Sit down? No damn way! Start pacing around the ro-
No.
"Yeah, let's sit…"
Give her a smile and jump on the bed.

No.220702

>>220672
"In one day?! Oh my, I can imagine as to how that happened."
I then pondered for a moment.
"… well I really do wish I know you guys more. I feel like I am too… distant to everyone in this school. I really do need to get out of my shell more."
"If I had not gotten that invitation, I would not know Mr. Smiles is already engaged."

>>220682
I then look at the band, mesmerized by the song being played.
"I.. is that all her? Wow… such talent. I have never been in such a grandiose occasion like this before."

No.220704

>>220679
"I suppose. Hahahaha… I know my allies and have dedicated myself to serving them, and I know my enemy. But very few times have I ever thought of myself. The only hope I have for the future is that Wintergrasp prevails, and that I'm somehow still with you."

"Aaaah… I'm tired. I'm just going to sleep now, alright? It's be nice if you cuddled me~"
Night DM

No.220706

>>220672
"Hey Kilana! Who is your friend?"
>>220702
"I there. I'm… yeah, Kilana's friend!"
Give her a big smile.

No.220707

>>220702
"Well, you're here anyway, that's a start. Don't worry you'll get plenty of chances to mingle." I grab you a slice of cake. "Its really great, that Corn Pone surely knows how to cook."

No.220712

>>220706
"Oh, Bearing! This is Lila." I say happily. "I'm glad you too can finally meet, she's a really sweet girl."

No.220717

>>220686
"Well, that's how I make them. I want each one to have a little story to tell in their expressions and shapes.
For example this one-"
He pulls out a mask looking like a laughing child
"-is the happy child's mask. Look look how happy he is to be playing out in the snow! Hip hop hoppidy hop hops the happy child without a care in the world!
And this-"
He takes out a mask of a sad mare
"-is the Concerned Mother, who knows the Happy Child is happy, but also that bad things are about to happen.
Look, look!"
He brings the masks close together and turns the Worried Mother inside out, making it look like it is faking a smile
"The Mother cannot tell the Child she is worried! She smiles for him, and he smiles back! But inside-"
He turns the mask back again
"-she is sad and worried.
Such a great tale of emotions told with but two masks!"
>>220689
He looks really distant
"Dad… is that what you wanted? Did you want me to be a dad too…?

…he won't answer, will he dear?"
>>220691
Lets see you could…
Clean the room?
Sweep the dust?
Arrange your books?
Man you are so full of boring ideas today.
>>220692
"For you, my sun, twice over what I have given any other."
He plants a quick kiss on you
>>220694
She sits down too
"It's just that… I want to be a mom… but only if I know you want kids for sure too… they are a big responsibility after all. What will I do if you have to run off into the night to figth for the prince and little Fall Harvest needs her daddy?"
>>220704
"Oh you big lug. C'mere…"
sleep well bro

No.220719

>>220717
I look a little uncomfortable
"I never knew him but… I think so? Continue the bloodline and all that right? You're being awfully emotional about this Anvil, is something the matter?"

No.220722

>>220717
"This suuuucks… I wonder where winterbreeze is"
teleport the dust so that it's outside, then the books back into order, then teleport various things in the room until it all looks better

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

No.220724

>>220722
rolling preemptively

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.220726

>>220706
I give a bow in respect.
"Greetings Ms. Bearing, I am honored to be a guest of your wedding with mr. Smiles."
I then give her a smile.
"Ms. Kilana has told me of how it only took a day to arrange this event. It must be hectic, but all in all its beautiful."

>>220707
"Thank you." then take a bite of the cake.
"I mean.. thank you for introducing me with your friends. They must really mean a lot to you."

No.220728

>>220717
"Whoa you… You even have the name planned out, uh?"
Stay silent for a bit, then, move in and start to nuzzle her cheek.
"I cannot be that. Not yet. There are just too many things to take care of but one day, I promise you, I will make you the most beautyful mother in the world."
Start kissing her softly.
"Till now, you can make me the luckiest stallion in the world…"
Fade to black, timeskip.

No.220729

>>220717
I chuckle.
"Thank you… I can't wait for it."

No.220732

>>220717
"You make all of these yourself?"
Continue looking. Anything Guinevere would like?

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.220734

>>220719
"Yes. Yes something is."
>>220722
>>220724
Good lad.
The dust is arranged alphabetically, the books are outside and the furniture is all upside down.
That's what you get for doing chores with magic.
Winterbreeze is most likely in her room unless she was invited to some big party or something.
>>220728
You are left with a gnawing feeling she really did want to be a mom there and then.
NEXT DAY FOR YOU

No.220739

>>220726
"Lila, did you forget?" I put my arm around you. "You're my friend too! You mean a lot to me as well."

No.220740

>>220734
I rub him on the back
"Tell me then, let it all out sweetheart."

No.220742

>>220734
"motherfucking WHY!?"
teleport the books back here! magic the dust away!

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

No.220744

>>220742
i should really stop to type slower

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.220748

>>220712
"Oh how did you two meet?"
>>220726
Chuckle with her
"Oh my, we have like, the same age! Why are you making me feel like an old lady already?"

No.220751

>>220729
>>220734
"Oh and also, your Warriors seem to be real gentlecolts too! And I think they might finally start to like me!"

No.220754

>>220734
I was not ready. Not there, not then.
Once I'll have a true home, once I'll officially be a Northblade.
I'm not gonna give life to a foal just to be away from her as they did with me.
Now. Do I know where the king is? Do I have the hidden blades and the mask with me?

No.220759

>>220729
"Then why wait at all?"
>>220751
"Well gallantry is a knight's virtue after all"
>>220732
There mask are incredibly creepy…
"Yes. In my own secret way."
>>220740
"Venia… you were there. You saw my father… or what… was… left of him…
…c-can you tell me about it? I never cared when I was young… but now… not having him here… hurts."
>>220742
>>220744
Oh dear.

>>220754
You have the blade from Verne, and the mask.
Shadow Song has the rest of the Lordblade stuff.
You know the king is locked in the basement.

No.220762

>>220759
Very well. Visit Shadow Song.
Enter inside stealthed and appear right beside her.
"Mother."

No.220764

>>220759
"It is! And, you mean we could go on a date now? What places are even open at this hour?"

No.220767

>>220748
"I met her at school. She had just transferred in that day. "

No.220768

>>220759
"Well… sweetie he was dead. I barely caught a glimpse of him when I was there. And that was 20 years ago, I… I just don't remember much of it."
I softly caress his mane to comfort him

No.220771

>>220739
"Ah! Stupid of me aint it."
With that I close my eyes and lay my head next to Kilana's neck for warmth.
"Thank you."

>>220748
I look at Bearing
"Well… we meet at the cafeteria during my first day here. It appears Kilana is well known since a friend of mine is quite alarmed by her presence."

No.220774

>>220759
>>220742
>>220744
You need to stop making a habit of this.
A misaligned warp rift later you crash on something warm. Feathers fill the air and you can hear two voices exclaiming in surprise.
>>220762
"Pumpkin."
>>220764
"Oh many! Did you not see the caravan in town?"
>>220768
His head slumps
"You were the only pony who I could ask…
…and to think he was never even buried in his own tomb here… his bones probably rot in some garbage pit in IRONFOE NOW!"
He is tearing up…

No.220775

>>220767
"You should have introduced us earlier! Oh, I didn't even know which flowers she likes!"
>>220771
"Alarmed by… Kila?" chuckle up a bit.
"But she's just the most lovely zebra I know! And what of this friend of yours, is she here?"

No.220777

>>220774
shitshitshit!

find my bearings then get away from whoever's screaming!
"Sorry! Sorry! A hundred times sorry! Just let me get out of here!"

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.220778

>>220774
"I am on a mission for my lord.
The Lordblade's old possessions are required."

No.220782

>>220774
"Sweetheart please, calm yourself."

I give him a hug

"Once Frostmourn claims the throne of Ironfoe we can look for his body and give him a proper burial. After all… it can't be much worse than what happened to my father…"

No.220785

>>220774
I scratch the back of my head embarassedly.
"Not….really.."

No.220786

>>220775
"Oh, I'm sure she will be fine with some of the flowers we have."

No.220788

>>220759
"…Come again? Isn't a mask just carved or made from… paper mache type things?"
Keep looking!
There's gotta be something here she'll like…

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.220791

>>220771
I let you linger there for a moment. I brush your mane to the side and look at your eyes "Its a celebration, we should dance."

No.220800

>>220777
Uh…
You really might want to be more careful with…
…yeah that sounded like pain…
…or pleasure
…both?
WHOA!
Uh, excuse you, sorry, pardon…
no… this mess of sheets and pillows and dick is too hard to traverse like this. Maybe if you stood up and… oh boy was that ever a shrill noise.
…oh hey prince! Sunrise.
…You're standing on someone's sensitive parts aren't you…
>>220778
Without a word, a shadow brings you the hidden blades.
>>220782
"That's just what I was… so afraid of… when Frosty takes on Ironfoe… and… if dad is… still there…
…I don't know…
I just… wanted a chance to say good bye… ask if I did good…
…do you want to talk about your father?"
>>220785
"Well then you've missed out! C'mon get dressed! We're going out!"
>>220788
Oh my
That one is perfect
The shopkeeper follows your gaze
"This one? The Dying Dancer? Great pick, great pick! See on her face the delicate tears of joy. See how she danced as it she could never dance again. The dance of a swan, like its last song, is its most beautiful!"

No.220802

>>220800
"I wanted to hide as one of Lordblades. I might require the outfit too."

No.220803

>>220775
"Is she… oh my I forgot about him. His name is Ember, if not I could go get… "

>>220791
"D… dance? With me?" My eyes go wide in shock.
"N.. not that I am opposed with the idea…"

No.220804

>>220800
"P-PRINCE! SUNRISE! MY DEEPEST A-APOLOGIES!"
get off those fucking sensitive parts damn it! what is wrong with me!?

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.220812

>>220800
"I'd like to purchase this… Was there a story that inspired this? Or is this just something you had invented by your own devices?"
I wonder what this will do if I put it on…

No.220816

>>220791
>>220803
"Have fun girls." Give both of them a tender smile and let them dance.

No.220818

>>220800
I hug him again
"Anvil, I'll have you know that you are the best thing that ever happened to me, alright? I'm so very proud of you and everything you've done, and so very happy you took me under your wings. As for my dad… I got over that together with my mother. I'd rather not dig up old stuff like that again."

No.220829

>>220803
"Yea gurl!" I give you a night blossom from one of the tables. "Its easy." I take the lead on this dance. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.220841

>>220804
You shift your weight making him scream, and suddenly you find yourself blasted off your hooves and slamming into the back wall.
The prince curls up and whimpers, but Sunrise stands tall, her catalyst glowing from the magic blast
"YOU… YOU CALLOUS DEVIL! HOW DARE YOU HURT MY PRINCE LIKE THAT!?"
She seems very protective of that remaining hope for heirs to the north… also, she seems angry.
>>220812
"Every story has at least some truth to it, you know."
Do you want to put the mask on?
>>220818
he wraps his wing around you
"I understand…
…Venia…. thank you. Thank you for being here for me.
I can't imagine life without you."

No.220845

>>220841
I lean in on him, smiling happily
"Me neither, love. Me neither."

No.220846

>>220841
"But how much truth does this one have to it?"
I…
I gotta make sure this is safe for Guinevere, so… yes. I put on the mask.

No.220847

>>220829
"Well, I have danced before so this will be easwhoa..!"
Oh dear, alright calm yourself and dont trip.

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.220849

>>220800
"Oh! Okay!… Uh, can I wear these robes?"

Show him the robes I was wearing at the wedding.

No.220850

>>220841
escape artist up
"I-I DIDN'T MEAN IT I SWEAR! PLEASE BELIEVE ME!"
shit uhh..

am i too fucking flustered about the situation to try to heal the prince?

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.220852

>>220841
>
>>220802

Also, wear everything, Vanish, and be at the entrance of the dungeon.

No.220867

>>220845
"So about those kids…
…what would we call them?"
>>220846
"Well it-"
The shopkeeper's words are cut off as you put on the mask.
You feel light as air.
You can hear the crowd cheering.
The lights flash.
Your limbs take a life of their own as they slip into an elegant dance.
You can feel the wind.
The cold.
The blood.
You can hear your heart.
It beats slower
And slower
And slower…
And…
SUDDENLY THE MASK IS REMOVED
"-and that's the whole story. So, deal or no deal?"
>>220849
"Those? May I ask… why?"
>>220850
You focus your magic on the prince's flattened remains of stallion pride, and breathe life back to what you almost ruined forever.
The prince wheezes on the floor, and Sunrise looks… a smidgen less furious
"WHAT IS THE MEANING OF ALL THIS? ANSWER ME!"
>>220802
"No."
She refuses to give the outfit for… her own reasons.
>>220852
Well here is the door you know he was pushed in from…
Go inside?

No.220869

>>220847
I catch you from falling, "Careful there." '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

No.220871

>>220867
"You don't like them? If you don't I can just pick another one! I just… I don't know, I've grown to like them. I wanted to ask Manifest if I could keep it, but I can't really pay for it now…"

No.220872

>>220867
I shrug
"We'll see when it comes to that, dear. I'm not pregnant yet after all."

No.220873

>>220867
Activate the mask.
Can I locate the king or anything our of place?

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.220878

>>220869
Looks like we are falling on top of each other.

No.220880

>>220867
"Woah…"
I take a few deep breaths and try to gather myself.
"…Deal. How much do you want for it?"

No.220886

>>220867
"I- I IwasrushingtocleanmyroomandtryingtofixitallwithteleportingbuteverythingwentindifferentdirectionsthenwhenItriedtogetitbackinorderImiscalculatedwherethedropItemswouldbeanddroppedmyselfinsteadthenthishappenedandI'msosorrypleaseIdidn'tknowandIdidn'tmeanto!"
make for the door and try not to cry like a bitch

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.220897

>>220878
>>220878
"Oh dear, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry, I hope I did not ruin your dress."
I then try to stand up and help Kilana on her hoof.

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.220901

>>220871
"It's not that I don't like them, I just never imagined you'd like robes is all."
>>220872
"Well that can always be managed.
…I'd like to call him Thunder Hammer. You know. You and your lightning weapons… I'm Anvil, hammer and anvil, thunder and lighting?"
He tries to look clever as best he can.
>>220873
The stairway leads down into the basement level.
There is a short hallway at the bottom that ends at an open door.
You can see a tripwire near the door, and hear echoes of laughter in the distance.
>>220880
"Well it isn't one of my best, so I'll settle for fifty."
>>220886
You dash out the door before Sunrise can so much as ask you to slow down.
You can hear her next magic bolt impact on the wall behind you as you rush off, and her scream in frustration.
After that, she goes to tend to her prince's needs…

No.220905

>>220901
"A deal it is then!"
I give him the necessary… whatever currency we use.
"Not one of your best though? It's amazing! If this isn't one of your best, then what would you say is?"

No.220907

>>220901
I laugh heartily
"Oh Anvil, you're one of a kind aren't you? Thunder Hammer… I like it. But what if it's a filly?"

No.220910

>>220897
I accept your hoof up. "Its not a big deal. Maybe we should stick to cake from now on." I laugh a bit. "I guess its harder to dance in these dresses than I thought."

No.220912

>>220901
stop just far enough away
"This won't end well either way..

And if I didn't run then, I can't run now."
head back to their room and slowly knock on the door
"U-uhh, it's uh. It's me."

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.220913

>>220901
"I don't understand it either… but do you really want me to dance with you in my armor?"

I cock my head questioningly.

No.220914

"…"
Vanish.
Walk silently ultil the tripwire, cross it carefully and exhamine it. What is it connected to? Also, use the mask again. Keep scanning for Traps.

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.220933

>>220905
"Oh I have a few I hold in high regard… the Hero's Sacrifice… the Sinner's Redemption… the Short Lived Mother…"
The shopkeeper shows masks of a scarred pony, an old goat and a young dragon.
>>220912
There is no order for you to go away at least.
Opening the door you see the prince has been propped up and given a block of ice for his pain.
Sunrise looks worried and angry.
"Oh. You."
>>220913
"Not particularly. It is just the way I most often see you. When you aren't naked."
>>220914
The wire is connected to the ceiling, where some loose stones sit near the door.
The mask can see nothing more.
Beyond the door is a large square room. An old storage room by the looks of it. Lots of barrels, crates and sacks here. Also empty weapon racks and armour stands. There are two doors in front of you on the north wall, one on the right of you on the east wall and one on the left of you on the west wall.

No.220936

No.220938

>>220933
"Could you tell me the stories behind them?"
I tuck the mask safely under a wing and intently pay attention to the shop keeper.

No.220939

>>220910
"Yes, perhaps cake is a good idea." I then go grab a bite.

No.220940

>>220933
I chuckle.
"Why, I won't climb in bed with you in armor, that would be just silly, wouldn't it?"

No.220944

>>220907
"…thunder thighs?"
>>220938
"I fear the greatest stories are often the longest… maybe one. Pick."
>>220940
"Well I do remember one mare who insisted I kept my armour on. Helmet and all."

No.220945

>>220933
slowly walk in a short distance
"I… I'm sorry. For this, and… and last time."
take a deep breath
"But even with all my knowledge and experience in teleporting, there are times when I still can't expect to know what is on the otherside of the portal I'm jumping through. I-

I don't know what else to say.. I didn't turn away from punishment then.. I won't turn away from punishment now."
lower my head and wait for whatever they have to say

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.220950

>>220933
Allright. Scan the two doors ahead of me with the mask, make sure I'm still hidden.

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.220952

>>220944
"The Hero's Sacrifice, please."

No.220954

>>220939
well, not sure what else to do, you've met the bride, danced and ate cake.

No.220959

>>220944
I snort and give him a friendly jab
"Be serious now, sweetheart!"

No.220961

>>220950
Fine, don't do that. Stay hidden and listen for sounds.

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.220964

>>220944
"That would be strange… anyway, weren't you taking me on a date?"
I chuckle.

No.220975

>>220954
Its time for Timeskip

No.220982

>>220975
To the land of tomorrow we go!

No.220992

>>220945
The prince groans and gets up a little, Sunrise hurrying to adjust the ice.
"Come to think of it… your teleporting cost me quite a bit in the past to… didn't it?"
He gasps a little as the ice slips
"Nrgh… as I was saying… accidents should not be punished… but… I'm really getting worried Nylis. I only have so much left.
So what do you think we should do to remedy this situation?"
>>220950
They are wooden doors.
The left one is a little more rotten.
>>220952
"A grand tale indeed. Old too. Some say it never really happened. Others insist it is a tale as old as the world. And some would insist it has yet to come to pass.
A tale of a hero, long on a quest to find that which he has sought his whole life, beset by wild beasts and badly wounded, finds aid in unknown travelers, and with them, defeats a mighty, primordial foe!
But alas! Look! He suffers greatly! And as he lay, mortally wounded, but a hero and savior, he finally finds what he sought. His life is complete… at the moment of his demise."
The shopkeeper closes the mask's eyes and it smiles.
>>220959
"To be honest I never thought of having a little princess. What would you call her?"
>>220961
You can hear some splashing water and unintelligible wailing.
Listening more closely, you can make out some words
>KILLERS… poison… TRAP THEM… revenge… hide… HIDE… tunnel… never find me… NEVER!
>>220964
"That I was."
He grabs a rose in his teeth from a nearby vase
"Let us paint the night… sunny."
>>220975
>>220982
BOOSH
Welcome to the night after where everyone else but Pumpkin is.

No.220994

>>220992
Allright.
Where did that come from? And why the hell didn't I ask for a map of this place? Sight beyond Sight on the direction the noise came from!

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.220997

>>220992
Alright, back in my room I am pondering what my suitor could be like. Do I have something to wear to meet him? Maybe a recognizable hat? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

No.220998

>>220992
"I… I wouldn't know Prince. My first guess would be for me to-"
gulp
"to leave Wintersgrasp. a-and study elsewhere, that way I'd be out of both of your way eventhoughthat'swhat'sbeenhappeningalready but if I could I'd try to find something to repair your uhh.. well your 'royalness'

I- Sorry prince but I don't know what you have planned, I'd rather not impose here anyways"

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.221002

>>220992
>>220992
I intently listen to his storytelling.
"Wow… can I hear another?"

No.221003

>>220992
"I'm in, dear!"
Get in the robes.
Then take the flower from his mouth!

No.221010

>>220982
Wake up in my bed.
"Thats a good wedding."
Look outside of my window and see whats happening on the school grounds.

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.221011

>>220992
"I… Hm… Well… Uh… How about something to do with the North? Like… Northern Light? Or Aurora? Or North Star?"

No.221019

>>220994
You hear an ear-splitting screech
>I CAN SEEEEEE YOU!
You have no idea where it came from.
You just have to guess one direction I think.
>>220997
Whatever your plan is, I'm sure it'll be great.
>>220998
"No.
I have nothing to gain from sending you away. I need you here, with Winterbreeze, to finish the Catalyst Pylon.
Argh…
…you know what… if you can find a way. Any way. To fix… THIS-"
He gestures at his crotch
"-all is forgiven. Even the leg. Just find a damn way. Do some research. Do some experiments. And come back with results. Or I'm banning teleportation inside my kingdom and naming the law after you."
>>221002
"What do I look like, a bard? I'm a mask maker and a shopkeeper, and telling stories does not put bread in my bowl."
>>221003
He holds onto it and raises an eyebrow
"What, wanna fight for it?"
'1d10'
>>221010
Nothing much right now.
Indeed it seems like a nice day to meet some friends. Who are not Pumpkin.
>>221011
"Aurora? Hm… I like that… Yeah…"
He pulls you in closer for a hug
"Do you think little Aurora would make us even happier, dear?"

Roll #1 10 = 10

No.221020

>>221019
Allright. Open the slightly more rotten door and then vanish.
What do I see? Also, is this on the left or on the right side of the northern wall?

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.221021

>>221019
"You bet!"
Take that rose!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

No.221022

>>221019
"I think a little Aurora and a little Thunder Hammer would both make us happier. Don't you long for having some sort of… legacy? Something you made and will live on after you pass on? Because I do… And so did my mother… and her mother…"

No.221025

>>221019
Perhaps I do have enough pumpkin.
Go outside and look for Ember.

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.221026

>>221020
This was on the left side.
You see a very long corridor stretching into the darkness. There is no light there.
You can see a few loose boards on the floor.
The echoes of the voice and splashing water can be heard again
>WHERE… did you GO!?
>>221021
He holds on!
'1d10'
>>221022
"And I guess so did father… after all, he had me…
…so… yeah.
Yeah.
I think… I think you're right.
I must say you are pretty brave to suggest this before we are even married my love."

Roll #1 8 = 8

No.221028

>>221026
I roll my eyes
"You know I don't care about what some papers say, dear. I love you no matter what, and I want to do nothing but to share and spread life with you."

No.221031

>>221026
Can I identify the source of those noises?

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.221032

>>221026
I'm gonna' get it!
Fervor!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.221034

>>221031
Allright, then just silently fly midway amidst the hallway, paying special attention to the loose boards and not stepping anywhere near those.
Sight beyond Sight to see what's at the end of the hallway.

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.221035

>>221025
Well there he is.
…getting beat up by Ironshod.
>>221028
He smiles
"Would you still say no if I asked?"
>>221031
Hooves in shallow water.
The king screaming somewhere.
No idea of a location.
>>221032
You pull the flower from his teeth with a swift move
He looks impressed and pecks you a kiss
"Well done. Shall we?"

No.221037

No.221038

>>221035
I smile gleefully with the rose in my mouth and offer a hoof.
"I'd say we hold tails but mine is a bit too short for that."

No.221039

>>221035
"Of course I wouldn't say no! But I't's not my biggest priority either. If you want to get married then fine, I'd love to. But I wont ask for it myself."

No.221041

>>221035
>>221035
"Oh dear.. think think.."
I look at what is happening and assess the situation.

While we are at it, create a doppleganger of myself just in case.

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.221042

>>221035
me in charge of putting the class name up there
I wonder if my fairy ziggy mama has anything to say about this arranged marriage?

No.221046

>>221034
Another door, slightly ajar.
There is a string tied to the knob.
>>221038
He grins and still flips his tail around your short one, slapping you on the rear in the process
"Look at me care."
The Warriors look a little dumbfounded as you two trot past, but a look from Celaire shuts any questions before they are asked.
>>221039
"Well in that case I will.
A little preemptively.
Because I thought it might be nice if we got married at my coronation."
>>221041
You make a second you.
By the looks of things, Embers already has a black eye, and is currently getting his lip busted open.
From his posture you can imagine these were not the first hits he took.
>>221042
You drum up a quick beat on your bed and the Ziggamammy appears!
"Biatch wat cho need naw? I was jus watchin' this fiiiiine jazz stallion."

No.221048

>>221046
Allright. If I saw through that I should be able to disarm it. Right?
Try it.

No.221050

>>221046
"Yo, I just got this letter from mah folks bout a man coming to marry me, but I ain't got no clue bout' him. Whattcha think ziggy mama?"

No.221053

>>221046
I blink a few times, looking surprised
"You… what?"

No.221058

>>221046
Let my dopplegager go in while talking with my voice.
"Ember!"
I let my doppleganger stand there close to Ember, then look to Ironshod.
"What are you doing?!"

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.221059

>>221048
You approach the door.
It is clear opening it will cause something.
Investigate further?
Open it?
Open it with something other than your hoof?
>>221050
"Das some whack shiz yo. Hows a zigga supposed ta like her prince chawmin if she aint neva eva even seen 'im?"

No.221061

>>221046
I chuckle as he does that.
"My unstoppable stallion, who knows no impossibility!"
Wave at the Warriors with a smile too, but continue walking to where he is taking me.

No.221062

>>221053
"S-so… are you asking me to be your wife?"

No.221063

>>221059
Check above me.
If there is anything that might fall on my head, walk back in the big squared room.
If there's nothing, spy through the fissure open in the door. Is there anything that might explode in there?

No.221064

>>221059
"y'all think so? I jus' cain't imagine dat my folks would even know how much I gone and changed on them.. What if he's no good fer me?"

No.221066

>>221053
>>221062
"Well I just figured it would be convenient, two big parties to arrange, we could get by with just one instead, you know. Sensible things and…
…do you want me to do the romantic version instead? Is this too… utilitarian?"
>>221058
Your Doppelganger ends up nudging Ironshod.
Suggestively
He looks up as Ember spits out a tooth and groans
"Lila? Heyyy~ We were just talking about you."
>>221063
Nothing that falls in the corridor
Nothing explosive in the crack
The big square room has boxes, barrels, loose pieces of wood from boxes and barrels, empty weapon racks…
>>221064
"Well zigga den das gon be a problem. You think he might not be da one? Or do your already gots 'de one'?"

No.221067

No.221071

>>221066
What's the longer pole I can make with the wood in the other room?
If >6, use it to open the door standing at safe distance.

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.221072

>>221061
He takes you out into the chilly night and over to the market.
A big market caravan is visiting, and dozens of vendors are selling all sorts of stuff late into the night.

No.221073

>>221071
I don't care, use that stick anyway to open the door and run back to safe distance.

No.221076

>>221066
"Nah, I ain't got myself a one. Jus' a little skeptical bout' stallions.. I been helpin' others get their one, but never really got around to looking for my own.. I guess I should just be givin' him a chance.."

No.221077

>>221072
"Hmm, I wonder what should we get… You think they have some Sun trinkets?"

No.221079

>>221066
I take a deep breath then control my doppleganger again and make it speak to ironshod.
"P.. please stop hurting him. Its not like he has done anything wrong for you to do this brutish act."
I then let my doppleganger look at Ember.
"Please get away from here."

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.221082

>>221072

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.221083

>>221066
I smile widely and tackle him into a hug
"Of course not! Two birds with one stone! Less needless attention! I love it!"

No.221084

>>221019
"Sorry… thank you for telling me these stories though. They're wonderful. And, thank you for the mask."
I depart and head to Guinevere's room. Is she there?

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.221087

>>221071
>>221073
You push the door open but before you can even take a step back a heavy battle axe falls across the door, smashing the pole in half.
>HA! OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
[This will continue on Steam to speed things up]
>>221076
"Well if yo think so. But rememba - yo ass is gon be stuck with him if ya pick him. So if ya is hesitant, now is de time to go find a stallion!"
>>221077
"Plenty. I even bought a few. I think Pumpkin did too, for the wedding. There is a nice mare who sells things like that… somewhere here."
>>221082
You hear sound on your right, so to the east.
>>221083
"Oh ok. What about the proposal? Do you want me to be romantic about that?"
>>221084
"Come back any day if you need more!"
Guinevere seems fast asleep.

No.221088

>>221087

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.221090

>>221087
"I'd like to see her wares…"
Rolling to find her.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

No.221092

No.221094

>>221087
"Oh Gods Anvil, just asking that ruins any chance of making it romantic. Just… let's be ourselves alright? The wedding is just symbolic but… it's still important I guess, especially seeing your future position."

No.221095

>>221088

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.221106

>>221090
Her wagon is on the outskirts of the market. It is decorated with her craft. Symbols of various faiths in all shapes and sizes.
>>221079
Ironshod turns his attention to the doppelganger.
"He did plenty. Smacked me in my eye! Unprovoked!"
Embers spits again
"Like hell it was unprovoked"
"SHUT IT BLUNDERS!"
Ironshot then turns around to harass your image again.
Embers sees a chance and kicks up, catching the bigger stallion with a painful hit to his bigger stallion parts. He then quickly clambers up, nods to your image and dashes off as best be can, disappearing from sight.
Ironshod is left gasping for air on the ground.
>>221094
"Well, lets see what I can salvage…
…Venia, my beloved to whom I owe my life many times over, I can ask for nothing more in this world or the next, that you would be my wife and queen, so that we may live, rule and die at eachothers' side.
Venia, will you marry me?
…come my coronation?"

No.221109

>>221087
It is rather late…
I don't think she'll mind if I slide into bed next with her though~
Hide her gift though! Can't have her finding it before I show it to her.

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.221110

>>221106

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.221114

>>221019
"f- whuh.. f-fix?"

No.221116

>>221106
I pull him in for a lovely kiss

Rolling for loveliness, don't fuck this up

"… is that enough of an answer?"

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11

No.221119

>>221087
"ite, dank you zigga, y'all can go back to your jazz if ya want ta.."

No.221120

>>221106
Ooh
Ooh!
Drag Celaire along and check for Sun goodies!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

No.221124

>>221106
Turn tail and go to the direction Ember was running too, while avoiding the gaze of Iron shod all the while.

Also let my doppleganger trot to another direction and disappear when it is out of sight from Iron shod.

No.221131

>>221110

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.221137

>>221124

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.221147

>>221109
You put it under her pillow.
Clever?
>>221114
"Heal. Repair. Regenerate. Regrow."
>>221116
"Yes my love. Yes it is.
May little Aurora and Thunder Hammer be cute ponies indeed…"
>>221119
"Thankya. 'S was some sho nuff good-ass jazz. Lata!"
She vanishes, leaving behind a delicious slice of melon.
>>221120
There are plenty
"I already bought some of the best ones for wedding decorations… save for that one."
The decoration he points at is a little headband shaped like the rays of the sun
>>221124
>>221137
The big stallion is too confused by the sudden turn of events to realize he was fooled.
He spent the rest of the day looking for your mirror image.
Embers is hiding in a tree.

No.221150

>>221147
"O-oh"
do i have the knowledge/courage to attempt something like that right now?

Roll #0 5, 4 = 9

No.221151

>>221147
"Mmmm… Those cute ponies wont just appear out of nowhere, you know… We need to work for them~"

No.221153

>>221150
NOPE

"Ok, uh.. If that's all then I'll take my leave?"
if so then head to the library to look for something of that manner

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.221154

>>221147
…Okay, that'd just be too freaky to wake up to.
Stuff it in a drawer she doesn't check or something!

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.221155

>>221147
I clap in excitement as I see it, but immediately frown.
"Oh…right… I sort of spent all my money to the wedding too."

No.221157

>>221147
I approach him then inspect his wounds.
"Oh my are you alright? We must get you to the clinic right away. What happened?"

No.221165

>>221150
You have a few ideas on regenerative magic, but nothing beyond theory.
And between Sunrise's anger and the prince's groans, you are not feeling too brave.
>>221153
You get some books on mythical creatures, healing spells and for good measure convincing prosthetics.
>>221154
You shove it in the bottom drawer. It is stiff to open so she keeps it empty.
>>221155
"Hm. A shame.
I don't have much to spare either.
I guess we could gamble it, but… that is not a very knightly thing to do."
>>221157
"I got careless and he found me. Decided I had to pay for that punch earlier…"

No.221167

No.221168

>>221165
Great!
Climb into bed with her and scoot next to her~
And with that, I'm out. Seeya everyone.

No.221171

>>221147
Melon? Eat dat shit zigga. Then.. I'll go look around the school its still pretty early at night.

No.221173

>>221165
STUDY THEM

and grab a book on warmer places to live, since there's always a chance that this won't work.

Roll #0 7 = 7

No.221180

>>221165
I scrunch my face.
"Hmmm… How much does it cost?"

No.221183

>>221151
"I look forward to it with all my heart. And… other bits.
I do hope this does not mean an end to your… famous signature move"
>>221171
You find the DM going to bed.
>>221173
[Enjoying Equestria - A pony's guide to the great empire]
You sit down to study.
And then there was PAUSE

NEXT TIME ON NORTHLANDS
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BASEMENT?
WILL VENIA EVER PERFORM HER NORTH FAMOUS TRICK AGAIN?
WHAT IS KILANA GONNA DO?
AND WILL NYLIS EVER FIX THE PRINCE?

No.221187

>>221183
I blush slightly
"I… no, no. Of course not sweetheart. That would be downright cruel towards you."

No.221188

>>221165
>>221165
I look at Ember
"This has to stop you know. He will not let go of this grudge of his unless someone steps up… "
I then pondered.
"Perhaps we should ask someone for help, perhaps the school council can give him a good scolding or something."

No.221203

>>221180
"Quite a bit. Three hundred gold last I bargained."
>>221187
"Well then… can I have one…?"
>>221188
"And what would a scolding do but make him angry…"

No.221207

>>221203
I give him a look
"Only if you ask nicely, sweetheart. Really nicely."

No.221211

>>221207
"Well my fiance, I know this might not help us towards a child… but I would really really like one~"

>ROLLING TO SEE HOW BADLY PUPKIN GOT HURT

'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

No.221213

>>221211
"Well… Oh heck, why not?"

Do what he wants me to do, let's see if I still have that magic in me.

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10

No.221214

Sight beyond Sight roll.

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.221216

>>221213
You do.
You do.
Good waifu.

No.221219

>>221203
"Oh… it looked real pretty too… I guess sometimes we have to make sacrifices and realize that material goods are not everything in this world…"
Still, give a longing look at it.

No.221222

>>221216
Good.

But can he return the favor too?

No.221227

sbs

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.221237

>>221219
"Or we could get a loan…"
>>221222
Lets see.
Om nom nom delicious waifu?
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

No.221243

>>221237
"A loan? Just for a trinket for me? Don't be ridicolous, dear…"

No.221244

>>221243
"Well we could ask the prince…"

No.221246

>>221203
are we paused
I give Ember a confused look.
"Hmmm…. I could ask some of my friends for help. If that dont work then what do you propose then?"

No.221247

>>221244
"I'm not going to be for money. When we started the Warriors of Sunlight, I knew I would have to make sacrifices… This, is one of those sacrifices… Let's just get a bouquet of sweet flowers and have a walk…"

No.221248

>>221237
YUP

THAT'S PRETTY DAMN GOOD

"Ahhh~ You're getting too good at this, love~"

No.221250

No.221254

File: 1354145624004.png (24.68 KB, 1064x550, castlebasement.png)

And the king is dead now.
Pumpkin ruined the Lordblade mask, burned his wings, lost his tail and singed Foerist.

No.221256

>>221254
Logs when?

No.221260

>>221254
We require more logs

No.221261

File: 1354145773838.png (36.77 KB, 1675x816, map.png)

>>221254
My version of the map.
>>221256
I'll do better: Turn it into a short story and release at a single post.

No.221264

>>221261
>fanfiction

No.222216

>>221254
>>221261
Northblade Field Report.
Northblade activity. Assassination of target: King Goldenblood or Wintergrasp.

Started preparation in the earlymorning.
Took with me the Mask, two Hidden Blades, nothing else.

Engaged Pursue in the Early Morning.
Target's location identified as the Basement of the castle. Basement happears to be trapped. Right behind the first door a tripwire was found, rigging the ceiling. Tripwire was NOT triggered or disabled, leaving the trap armed.
Sounds coming from the Basement. Confirmed as the voice of the Target.
After first corridor a room with four more doors opens. The room seems to be some kind of storage facility, plenty of wooden barrels/crates/racks.
Two doors on the northern wall, one on the eastern, one of the western. Took the westmost door on the northern door, led into dark long corridor with broken planks covering a pair of traps in the floor, traps were NOT triggered or disabled, and were left armed.
At the end of the corridor door with rigged doorknob. Used a piece of wood from the first room to push it open, revealing a massive axe that split the improvised pole in half.

No.222217

>>222216

Target taunts from a distance.
Decide to investigate the room behind the trapped door, it's the largest room in the whole basement, storage for barrels of all kinds, stacked on top of each other three tiers high, and against the walls several layers deep. No other door in sight. This room will from now on be referred as Barrels' Room. Tracing back to the first room.
Inspecting the second door on the northern wall of the First Room, leads to a short corridor.
The door at end of this corridor is locked. Confirmed the presence of light in the room behind it. Used the mask to reveal the presence of a barrel of rock above it, openiong the door slowly was enough to avoid the trap.
Inside this room that will from now on be called Desk Room, a desk with a notebook stating the content of the Barrels' Room, and an empty shelf. At the hooves of the shelf a lamp with a few minutes worth of oil, picked it up and carried with me.
Back to the First Room, took the eastmost door, that led on another corridor.
In the middle of it, loosely hanging wires mark another trap. A spiders' nest, unknown variant, decided to avoid them by crawling alongside the wall. Wires were NOT disabled or triggered. Spiders still in place.
The door at the end of this corridor was slightly open, inspecting the doorframe further revealed a bucket of what the mask confirmed to be lantern oil atop it. There was no safe way to sneak past the oil and avoid the wires at the same time.
Laughter, splashes and a voice came from somewhere north of the door.
After making sure I could reach an hiding spot, I pushed the door open and jumped out of the way of the bucket of oil, only soaking half of my tail, right into a shadow on the other side of the room.
Room was empty and no other real door was present, but a tunnel had been excavated in the northern wall. Name of this room will be Empty Room.
Cut the soaked half of my tail off, couldn't have it as a liability. placed it on the ground to minimize risks in case of fire.
The hole in the wall led down to a smelly tunnel, smeared in lamp oil. Horseshoes didn't get soaked.
A Y section in the tunnel divided it in two roads, one sharply turning west, and crossed by what at first look seemed like planks, another leading up again and north-west. Upon closer inspection of the planks on the western path they revealed to be the same shelf I had met before, taking me back to the Desk Room. Closing this passage again I went back up on the north path, only for a barrage of fire to come into view in the distance.
Fastly approaching me, I threw myself against the shelf, finding myself in the Desk Room once again, unscratched. After waiting for the fire to burn out I squatted and went in, passing the smoke with no problems thanks to the mask and my prowling posture.
Found myself in the Barrels' Room once more, this time many of the barrels that were neatly stacked earlier had been moved. Fliying over their previous location, I saw a figure amidst three barrels.

No.222218

>>222217
In the haste of finishing the mission I threw the lantern to the figure, only to discover it was nothing more than another hole in the wall. The three barrels stacked nearby, however, were filled with explosive mold. The sharpenels destroyed my mask, but left the lens intact. The flame burned my wings and grounded me. No other injuries were substained.
From inside the tunnel, Target's voice could be heard.
Prowling inside, the tunnel too short to throw a barrel of moss in it, I found the Target clenching Foerist, sitting, waiting for me.
Silently reached around, behind him, and took note of the small excavated room where he had trenched himself. An oil lamp found there was the tool used to finish the hunt.
Struck the Target with it his clothes caught on fire, and he started swinging the blade around aimlessy. Used the occasion to flee the tunnel and hide in the Barrels' Room.
Target heard me move through the shallow water of the tunnel and gave blind chase. I hid in on top of a stack of barrels as he kept advancing towards me.
To complete the deed, I had to simulate the Target's death as a product of his own madness.
Thus, I used a small piece of rock from the ground to simulate a sound in the oil-coated tunnel I used to access this room from the Empty Room, and the Target blindly followed.
The Target killed himself walking onto one of his own traps. Foerist, by him held, was slightly darkened in the explosion.

No.222278

Take the sword. Trace back to the empty room and recover my tail, maybe Doc will be able to reattach it.
Then, leave the basements. Stay hidden and write the report.
Go finding frosty with Foerist and the report.

No.222280

>>222218
>>222217
>>222216
The prince puts the report down
"And what of my sword? I trust you have it?"

No.222281

>>222278
>>222280
"Good… good. Give it to me"

No.222282

>>222280
Present him Foerist as I kneel in front of him.

No.222283

No.222284

>>222282
He inspects the blade
"It is damaged… burnt… blackened…"
He then then sighs and puts the report in a small box which he then locks and puts in a cupboard.
"Your mission is complete. You have killed your target and recovered what I needed. In doing this you have enabled me to at last begin fulfiling my plan. And for this, I thank and reward you, my blade.
Rise."
He presents you with a sealed letter
"Take this to your master. As proof of success."

No.222285

>>222284
"Yes, Mylord."
Give a final bow and be off. Walk over to Shadow's tower.

No.222286

>>222285
It is darker here than usual She has snuffed most of the candles, leaving only an eerie glow to illuminate her silhouette.
"So?"

No.222287

>>222286
"The Prince sends this letter for you."
Kneel and hoof her over the letter.

No.222289

>>222287
She takes it, breaks the seal and reads it.
Even in the dark, you can see a smile creep up on her face.
After a moment, she stores the letter in her cloak, turns around, and pushes a box to you.
It is wrapped in blue paper and has a silver ribbon around it.
There is a cupcake with a small candle on top of the box.
"Go on. Open it."

No.222292

I give a little smile as my eyes go slightly watery looking at the present.
Then, I take the cupcake and set is aside for a moment.
Undo the wrapping and slowly open the box.

No.222295

>>222292
It is a Lordblade uniform. The one once worn by the Lordblade Hailstone.
Shadow has painstakingly undone all the decorative embroidery and carefully removed all the Equestrian symbols. In their place, she has added symbols of the moon, similar in style to the ones she saw on your wedding outfit, and new decorations themed around snow, the moon, and a small pineapple over the heart.
She has even gone as far as to dye the outfit into a deep midnight blue, not unlike her own coat.

She wipes a tear from her eye
"You have now completed your training… passed the trials of Blade and Lord. H-happy graduation, son!"
she grabs you into a hug
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

No.222296

>>222295
"I… I love you mom."
Hug her back.
'1d10+2'
"Now I made it. I'm just like you, finally. I made it."
I'm pretty sure it is raining. Inside.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

No.222297

>>222296
Roll not to baww too much in front of her.

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.222298

>>222297
boring roll pls.

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.222299

>>222296
"Well there is still one final formality… your oath to service… Your unbreakable promise to uphold the ideals of the order and its lord, to serve him in all things and to face any foe that he deems necessary…
A-an eternal… pact… w-which…
…I could not even uphold myself…"
She seems to have talked herself into a corner with that one.

WARNING: LAST 5 MINS.

No.222300

>>222299
Keep holding her tight.
"Well you t-told me, I'm still young.
Lot of time to… train, to be better."
Stroke her mane.
"I can't imagine what never meeting you would have been like…"

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11

No.222302

>>222300
"I can… but I don't want to…
…welcome to the Northblades, Pumpkin Smiles… welcome home."

THE END. WE WILL RESUME IN AN HOUR OR TWO.

No.222311

>>222302
SOON BEING RIGHT NOW

While taking a walk around the castle, I bump into Pumpkin

"Oh, good morning!"

No.222314

>>222311
"La- Venia! You'd never…. Let me show you!"
Take out the small candle that was on top of the cupcake.
"This! She made this!"

No.222315

>>222314
I look a little taken aback by the strange outburst of happiness
"Um… Who did? Bearing"
I narrow my eyes as I scrutinize the candle
"Well no matter what, that's a very nice candle you have there Pumpkin."

No.222316

>>222315
"But no! Not her! Shadow! She made a cupcake for my graduation! She…"
Sit back a moment.
"She loves me after all."

No.222317

>>222316
"Your… graduation?"
My eyes widen
"Pumpkin… are you saying you're an official Northblade now? You finished your training at last?"

No.222318

>>222317
"Is a bit more complicated than that…"
Start scratching the back of my head.
"But yeah. Just… One last thing to deal with, and I'll be a true Northblade.
The first Northblade. Sounds strange, uh?"

No.222319

>>222318
I smile and pat him on the back
"Better get used to it. Either way, I'm happy to hear that. You've been working towards this for years now. Congratulations! I can't even imagine how proud Shadow must be right now!"

No.222320

>>222319
"Yeah she was… She was even crying."
Motion over to a bench
"Wanna seat? I've something to ask you."

No.222321

>>222320
I chuckle a little at that
"Oh Shadow… Bless that mare."
Follow him and sit down next to him
"I'll be sure to tell Unyielding, he'll be very proud of you as well. You've come such a long way after all."

No.222322

I'll be wandering around until someone decides to talk to me.

No.222323

>>222321
"He's done a lot for me. All the stuff at the wedding? His ideas."
Sit down and stay silent for a moment.
"I… You've known Shadow for long, right? How was she, years ago? Before you introduced me to her."

No.222324

>>222323
I smile wistfully
"He's the best, isn't he? So dutiful, loving and kind~"
I snap myself out of my daydream, blushing slightly, and turn to Pumpkin
"Right… Nevermind that. Well for the longest time there was some serious bad blood between Shadow and I. I… I hate to admit it but I actually loathed her and everything she stood for."

No.222325

>>222324
"Everything she stood for is… A little vague, at best. Does this mean you hate me too, now that I'm a Northblade?"

No.222326

>>222325
I hold up a hoof and shake my head
"Let me clarify that, I used to hate her and what she stood for. I was angry at her. I considered her nothing more than a piece of backstabbing ignoble filth. And while I did have some reasons to think like that, it was still wrong of me. I was young, naive and a little bitter. Which is why I eventually came to accept and even befriend her."

No.222328

>>222326
"…"
Lift myself up.
"Yeah, ponies might not always accept us for that…"
Move in closer to Venia
"About other ponies…"
whisper to her
"I saw two stallions with her the other night. She always says the only way to get her laid is alcohol, and I know how much you two enjoy drinking together…
You know nothing about this?
"
Try not to sound creepy.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

No.222331

>>222328
My eyes widen for a moment
"How much did you see exactly?"

I rub the back of my neck and chuckle awkwardly
"But yes, it was my idea really. Figured she needed to blow off some steam so I hooked her up with some company. They were nice and polite fellows!"

No.222333

>>222331
"Too. Damn. Much."
Look her through that thin fissure still open in my eyelids.
"Now I just gotta learn their names… One cut, nice and easy, just like she thaught me…"

No.222338

>>222333
"O-kay… kind of creeping me out here Pumpkin… You're mad at those stallions? You know Shadow is a fully grown mare right? And that she agreed to it herself?"

No.222340

>>222338
"But she is miiiiiine!"
Okay, I'll have to roll not to laugh here.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

No.222341

>>222340
boring roll pls…
Let's say I chuckle a bit?

No.222346

>>222340
"Well, I was hoping she'd settle for one of them. Maybe even start something bigger. But… she just wasn't ready for that. She's my best friend Pumpkin, I know you care deeply about her but so do I. I'd put my life on the line for her."

No.222348

>>222346
Okay actually lighten up and sit back once more.
"Hey, I'm holding you our on this one! If she gets hurt while I'm out saving the kingdom I'll look for you!"

No.222351

>>222348
I smirk
"And just when I thought I could finally stop babysitting other ponies… But seriously though, don't you think Shadow deserves some love in her life? Other than the kind of love you and I provide I mean. I don't know how she does it, living the way she is now. I wouldn't be able to stand it."

No.222352

>>222351
"I… I don't think I can answer that question.
Around me, she's either the stoic teacher who beated me up in the woods or a tender mother who hugs me after we are done.
And when she does become that, she shows no other emotion but happyness.
I wouldn't hunt her lovers down, but… Yeah, I don't know if she needs one."

No.222356

>>222352
I shrug
"I suppose we'll have to count on her to figure that out for her own."
I grin a little
"She beat me up too once, you know? Well, maybe that's too harsh of a word but she still beat me in a fight… very quickly. Those damn shadows were just too much for me to handle."

No.222359

>>222356
"Yeah, those.. And she didn't show you her true move I bet."

No.222364

>>222359
I cock an eyebrow
"You talking about that damn arrow of hers? I got hit by two of those back in the day. Nearly killed me too, even though she insists to this day she never meant to."

No.222370

>>222364
"You got…"
Whiden my eyes.
I seriously hope the toxin doesn't last that long.
Wait. If she dies she'll come back. Then we could resurrect her.
"That might be for the better actually.
And what did you do to piss her off that much?"

No.222390

>>222370
"Remember when I told you about Ironfoe? That's where. Shadow Song was an assassin in service of King Deep Rock when Unyielding tasked us to go find the Foerist in Ironfoe. The previous king of Wintergrasp, Anvil's father, was killed in battle by Shadow Song and had lost the sword there. I'd rather not go into detail, because Shadow and I still don't agree who was the aggressor, but during that mission Shadow nearly killed me several times. If not for my mother's Protective bubble… I'm not sure if I would be here today."

No.222394

My eyes go whide for a second.
"Wait! Foerist! Let's say something was to happen to the blade, could it be repaired?"

No.222397

>>222394
"Uh… what? Why?"

No.222400

>>222397
"Just… Go with it. Could a smith repair the blade?"

No.222408

>>222400
I shrug
"I don't see why not. You'd need one heck of a smith for it though, I think. Have you seen that sword? It's a masterpiece!"

No.222412

>>222408
"Yeah, kinda hard to miss, right above the throne and all."

No.222419

>>222412
"I mean from up close. It's very fine and detailed! Reforging something like that will take a lot of skill."

No.222425

>>222419
"I bet somepony in Ironfoe could do it. Damn, they could even build a new one!"

No.222429

>>222425
I laugh
"I don't think Frostmourn would want that. He's very set on that thing after all. It's been in Wintergrasp for generations, so it has a high traditional value."

No.222434

>>222429
"I was thinking more about something for me, you know!
I have my daggers since… Well, since that time we went to the druids, you weren't there. When Medve learnt to speak."

No.222449

>>222434
"You like fighting with a sword then? I didn't know that. Always figured you preferred those dinky little daggers of yours."

No.222456

>>222449
"Ah I'd never forsake them. Especially not my daggers. Just, I'd like to sharpen them up from time to time.
A smith good enough to repair Foerist is good enough to sharpen my daggers."

No.222458

I fly into the garden with a small pouch and utility knife tucked under my wing. I start walking towards a patch of flowers, but veer off course when I see Pumpkin and Venia.
"Pumpkin! What in Tartarus happened to you?"

No.222463

>>222458
"Rough… Wedding night?"
Give him a convincing smile.

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

No.222478

>>222463
I raise an eyebrow.
"Did you two try to start the festivities before getting to bed and fall down a few flights of stairs? Whatever, as long as it wasn't one of our Equestrian friends that did that."

I start collecting flower buds with my knife and putting them into my pouch.

"Do you two remember our old clubhouse?"

No.222486

>>222478
"Thee hee, the one I 'commissioned' a tapestry for? Sure, it's still there in the library, right?"

No.222494

>>222456
I smile
"That's the benefit of being a mage. I can just do this…"
Conjure myself a lightning greatsword
"… and call it a day."

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

No.222501

>>222494
"But that's not the same. I'd never separate from those two daggers. They mean too much.
I guess it has its strong points thou."

No.222518

If I'm following this right, its the next day, and I should be meeting my suitor?

No.222520

>>222501
"You're attached to them then? I suppose some things just have a lot of emotional value to us. Even weapons."
I let the sword disappear
"Heck, even Shadow has that gnarly bow of hers she's so set on."

No.222529

I'm still hanging around if anyone wants to talk to me.

Pumpkin is busy, so I'll wait.

No.222535

IT IS ON

No.222539

No.222540

>>222535
read up and try to learn another ISC or something that I can use Mend/Regrow! Quick!

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.222541

>>222535
Different time bubble, in the past, back with Shadow Song.
>>222302
"You even made a cupcake…"
Take it and hesitantly look at the candle.
"Can I?"

No.222545

>>222541
We can just call that the end of their conversation

>>222535
I go find the prince, first of all. I assume this is the day after Unyielding had a moment of weakness?

No.222548

No.222549

>>222545
Allright, but that still happened before talking with you.

No.222553

>>222549
Of course

No.222554

>>222535
When is it now?
Where am I?

No.222558

>>221247
"As you wish, my sun."
After a quick turn at the flower vendor, you continue walking.
>>222540
Lizards are known to possess the ability to regrow parts of themselves. This also applies to some sea creatures and certain beings that live under bridges.
>>222541
"Well, I did make it for you…"
>>222545
Yeah.
The prince has gotten Pumpkin's report by now. He has stashed Foerist though.
>>222554
You fell asleep cuddling with Venus.

No.222560

>>222558
I walk into his office or whatever it is he is in and close the door behind me.

"Good morning, Frostmourn."

Is there anypony else in the room?

No.222564

>>222558
Blow on the candle.
"Yuppie…"
Cut it in half and nuzzle one half over to her.
"Thank you. For showing me what a family means, during all these years."

No.222565

>>222486
"It should be was going to head there after I finished collecting these flower buds and do some reading for old time's sake."

No.222566

>>222558
"MMmm…you know, I want to wake up every day like this, Venus. It's too much to give up."

No.222567

>>222558
"This isn't gonna help! Why would I care what a lizard would do? I need something with magic!"
head to the library and find a book on regrowing magic!

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.222568

>>222558
Nibble on one of the flowers.
"I'm sure they'll come around here again eventually. We have everything really important already, don't we, dear?"

No.222571

No.222588

>>222560
nope.
Looks like he slept a little poorly too.
"Morning…"
>>222564
"No. Thank you. For being the family I never had. Now eat your cupcake. Mommy's orders."
>>222566
"Your breath stinks in the morning, you know that?
But yeah, you are cuddly. I don't mind waking up like this."
>>221246
"Well first I need to get this tooth back. Mind if we head to the library? I need to check one book real quick."
>>222567
OH HEY LOOK, IT'S EMBERS AND LILA
Trust me. This will help your cause. Talk to them.
>>222568
"Yes. We have eachother, and the sun, and eachother."

No.222593

>>222588
I don't even know if I met them!
approach the two
"Uhh, Ex-excuse me"

No.222597

>>222588
I nod with a smile.
"Exactly. And we don't need more than that."

No.222602

>>222588
Did I hear anything through the communication gem when Pumpkin was off kingslaying?

"Oh, look, it's a horseshoe mocking the wheel for turning in dirt. Try smelling your own, would you? But… yeah, you feel even nicer, I'd bet."

"What happens once we graduate from school, though?"

No.222603

>>222593
WELL YOU DID NOW
Embers looks at you with a slightly toothless grin
"Hello. Just on our way to the library to look up a spell component. Going the same way?"
>>222597
"Well, I do like the warriors too… if not as much as I like you."

No.222608

>>222593
>>222588
Seeing the pony approach, I slowly hid behind Ember and look at her with curiosity.
"Oh… hello. Nice to meet you. W.. who are you?"

No.222610

>>222603
"Yes! aha, yes I am."

No.222611

>>222588
"Frostmourn, I… Can I ask you something? You've known me since you were just a foal, and me having been your guardian for so long only adds to how well you know me. So I need your opinion on something…"

I give him a hopeful smile

No.222616

>>222602
You heard your waifu snoring
"Well I'm already sort of recruited as your private guard so I guess I'm stuck to you now."
>>222610
"What luck. Looking for something specific?"
>>222611
"And what might that be, Venia?"

No.222617

>>222603
I chuckle.
"I like them too, dear. It's like watching a flower blooming under the Sun, and we are the ones who have put the seed in the soil and watered and nurtured it to growing."

No.222618

>>222588
"It feels just so right…"
Allright eat that thing.
And lie my head across her back.
"I told you about the lower city. Did I ever tell you why I called myself Smile?
It was the first nice thing anypony had told me in weeks."

No.222620

>>222588
I'll walk around school and see if I run into anyone. I've got to tell somebody the news about my engagement.

No.222622

>>222616
"Magic on regrowing… things. Body parts, basically"

No.222625

>>222616
I shuffle on my hooves awkwardly

"Be honest, do you think I would make for a good mother?"

No.222629

>>222616
"Hahahaha, that's only if things go to plan. When Frostmourn is crowned King and I am taken as his adviser or assistant, I'll have justification and funding for recruiting a personal guard. Of course, such a basis of professionalism for you being tied to me… doesn't appeal to me much. Still, where do you intend to stay?"

No.222633

>>222616
>>222622
I give the two a quizzical look then resume to stand by next to Ember and listen to their conversation.

No.222650

>>222617
"Well that's not the only soil we put seed in.
Ahem.
So um, anywhere you'd like to go?"
>>222618
"I don't think you did. You told me quite little overall of your young days…"
>>222620
Nylis and Lila are on their way to the Library
Verne is still in bed
>>222622
"Regeneration spells? Huh. And here I thought I was the only one researching them. Have you made any notable breakthroughs? Because I've been stuck for a while now…"
>>222625
He looks dumbfounded by that question
"Uh…? Well. You certainly have proven a better mother than well, my own mother…"
>>222629
"…you wouldn't let me share our bed?"

No.222653

>>222650
Wow, all my friends are nerds, I'll go to the library.

No.222655

>>222650
Did I get that?
Radiant is not a very clever pony.
'1d10'

"Anywhere is good, as long as I am with you!"

Roll #1 6 = 6

No.222657

>>222650
"Well I, nothing much other than what lizards can do. but I'm mainly looking for it because of an immediate… con- uh, concern"

No.222659

>>222650
I frown
"I'm not asking for a game of compare, Frostmourn! Just tell me what you, think. Be honest!"

No.222664

>>222655
You did.
The abyss gave a hint.
"I think I might have coin for another snack if you're still hungry?"
>>222657
"Well I know how to grow new teeth for one. My spell just needs an existing bodypart to base the regenerated copy on. And of course I have not tested it on organs or limbs or anything yet."
>>222659
"Yes? I see no reason why you wouldn't be."

No.222669

>>222664
I start pacing around nervously

"You told me a while back that you felt unappreciated by me… That's bad for a mother to do isn't it?"

No.222670

>>222657
Seeing all three of my nerdiest friends together I trot up to them
"Heyy, what are you guys off to do? Playing some PnP?"

No.222671

>>222664
Oh…. oooooh.

"I have ate way more than it is healthy and fit today, so why not crown it? I could go for some snacks, yes!"

No.222672

>>222664
"Y-you know how to- YES! PERFECT! uhh… how comfortable are you with this spell? Can I learn it? wait, no. I need your help, as soon as you're available!"

No.222673

>>222650
"Of course I would. A bed to share at night, and more. What about a house to share in the day? Something warm for us both? I suppose what I'm trying to say is… oh dear, I seem to be having trouble with words… I love you, and if staying together makes us both happy, then we should plan for that. Now, let me cuddle you a bit before I leave… "

Night DM

No.222676

>>222670
"Whuh? Hi Kilana, what's PnP?"

No.222679

>>222653
"Oh hello there Kilana, we are going to the library. You could tag along if you want." My eyes widen, seeing her approach.

>>222664
I follow Ember and the new pony as they discuss something about regeneration and related stuff.

No.222682

>>222670
"PnP? What is that?"

No.222685

>>222676
>>222682
"Huh, I thought all the nerds loved that game, at least a few years ago they wouldn't stop playing it, even dragged me into it once. its some kind of board game.. 'ponies and prisons' Not my thing thou.. "
>>222679
"Oh cool, I'll join you then."

No.222687

>>222669
"I.. suppose?
Venia are you trying to tell me you're expecting?"
>>222671
"Great. Lets get something warm. Like a sandwich. Sound good?"
>>222672
"Well I need to fix my tooth… uh… what's the hurry? Are you hurt?"
>>222679
"Sorry if I seem to be ignoring you Lila. It's just very exciting to see somepony else is also doing similar research as I am."

No.222689

>>222650
"Yeah, right, there was a reason.
So, basically, I was six or something. A few years before the whole thing with the jaw and the prince.
The lady that cared for us had little food, the biggest colts were bossing it anyway, so I was trying to steal something on the street as usual.
Cart of oranges. I had never seen one, what with all the cold here in the north. Guards on the sides, but they stopped at a checkpoint and I slipped on the cart.
Long story short I found myself into the guards' garryson. One of the cooks found me, I tried to flee and made a jump out of the window. I guess that was one of the first times I flew.
I turn around, and see the cook from before with two oranges in her hooves. She looks at me and throws them, shouting 'Smile!' as she does it.
I liked it that much, and just started calling myself like that.
Pumpkin is a stupid name anyway, when your coat is blue."

No.222690

>>222687
I nod.
"Sounds good! Uh… would it be too much to ask or hay fries too?"

No.222694

>>222685
*sigh* "yea, ok"
>>222687
"Uhh, well I'd rather not say. I'm not hurt but I need to help someone who is, or was. Yea.

Anyways do you think you could show me? not by actually regrowing but by wording it out or something?"

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.222696

>>222687
"What? No, no, not yet. But I've been thinking about it ever since the wedding."
I sigh wearily
"That's to say, I've been thinking about it ever since my mother died. I buried those thoughts for the longest time because it didn't feel like the right time yet but… I'm not getting any younger here, Frostmourn. I turned 36 several weeks ago…"

No.222704

>>222673
>>222673
Night, sorry can't stay longer today

No.222715

>>222687
"Its alright, I can manage. We are here by the way to research so that your teeth can grow back up right?"
I then follow the three to library for research.

No.222723

>>222689
Her lip trembles
"That's such a sad story… b-but at least it all got better later, right? With the prince and your friends and… me?"
>>222690
"For you, nothing is too much."
After ordering up, you sit down to eat.
The warm food really helps fight the cold night air.
>>222694
"Well, ok? Lemme jut get that one reference book on lizards. I need to check if the spell component was the way I think it was."
He goes get the book
>>222704
Night
>>222696
"I see… well, what does Unyielding think?"

MEANWHILE
A MYSTERIOUS HANDSOME ZEBRA HAS ARRIVED TO THE NORTH
OR ARE THERE… TWO?

No.222727

>>222723
I wait curiously for him to come back.
>>222715
"wow, something like that would be impressive.."

No.222730

>>222723
wait for him on that thing….

No.222731

>>222723
Between chewing my food, I stare into nothingness…

It sure was far warmer back home…

No.222732

>>222723
Mysterious zebra, enter stage right
Other mysterious zebra, stage left
>>222727
He returns momentarily with a big book.

No.222733

>>222723
damn right I'm handsome, where am I?

No.222734

>>222723
"I talked about it with him yesterday evening. He's behind the idea of starting a family… but that's not the point right now! Just tell me what frustrated you about me when you were young! Was I too strict? Too big of a bitch?"

No.222735

>>222732
It sure seems strange compared to home…

Take a good look around!

No.222736

>>222723
Look at her.
"That… That's actually a good story. I was happy for days on after that. First stranger to be kind to me."
Make myself a bit comfier on her.
"But yeah, it all turned out allright. Yeah, until the Equestrians at least.
But you are different. I care about you. And I don't want to use the name some stranger shouted after me anymore."

No.222740

>>222727
"Perhaps, this is the first time I am going to witness some kind of regeneration magic myself."

No.222741

>>222732
"Whoa, that's huge! Is the answer to regrowth really in there?" '1d10' to look at the book.

Roll #1 3 = 3

No.222743

No.222745

>>222732
wait patiently but use astral projection to read at the same time as he does

No.222747

>>222740
"Ha, you really have been busy haven't you. Well gurl, I wanted to tell you I got a letter from my folks. They've arranged for someone to marry me! He should be coming here soon."

No.222748

>>222730
>>222745
"So yes. As I thought. The focus of the spell must be centered on the area where the regeneration is to occur, and the tangential magic energy flow must be directed from the existing part. A bit like conjuration mixed with healing magic, except the resulting construct is biological, not magical."
>>222733
You are in a market. It is morning. Some guards are around if you need directions.
>>222735
This place looks a little poor. And cold. Snow piles everywhere. A guard patrol walking by. Houses, big and small. In the distance, a castle and near it another large building. A fort maybe?
>>222734
"You really seemed adamant about me learning your way, not my own. You never seemed to appreciate my efforts into spell research and experimentation, instead guiding me along your own preset routes."
>>222736
"Hm? What are you getting at, Pumpkin?"
>>222741
Looks loooooooong….

No.222750

>>222748
Do I miss home even if I don't know it?
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

No.222751

>>222748
"You are smarter than this, mother…"

No.222752

>>222748
"So I was too restricting? Too conservative? Too bossy?"

No.222754

>>222748
of course I do, this is a strange and notoriously cold place! walk up to them
"Excuse me fine sirs, I am new to this land and I am wondering if you could be of assistance to me? I'm looking for another of my kind, said to be in a school of great learnign here. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!"
do a bow

No.222755

>>222748
Head towards the castle!
That must be it!

No.222761

>>222748
try to discern that to learn from it
"Ok, so.. yea"

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.222764

>>222748
I kind of shrug and let the nerds do their thing.

No.222777

>>222747
>>222747
I gasp, covering my mouth with my hooves.
"To marry you? Oh dear, I dont know what to say."

No.222783

>>222750
NOPE
THIS PLACE IS PRETTY NICE
It has nice sunlight and nice sunlight loving stallions.
>>222752
"YES! WHEN I TRIED TO TAKE MY OWN PATH YOU SNAPPED ON ME!"
>>222751
"I just wanted to hear you say it…"
>>222754
"I guess you're looking for the Great north Academy? Right over there, near the palace. Take the road up here, it's hard to miss."
>>222755
It is big and old. A little run down but rustic and charming. There are three guards at the door
"Halt. What business?"
>>222761
Seems perfectly understandable
"If you wan, I can fix my tooth here to show you."

No.222793

>>222783
I look down sadly
"Oh… I-I guess I did…"

No.222794

>>222783
"That could help too. Thanks"
watch him and learn more

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.222795

>>222783
Stupid old ugly bitch.
Hug her.
"Can I be your son son, mommy?"

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

No.222797

>>222783
"Again, thank you greatly!"
go by their directions, admire everything about it
"Well! If this is the place my bride-to-be is at I'm sure there is something truly spendid about it!"

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.222801

>>222783
Bow to them politely.
"I am Naik, and I have traveled from far away lands to be united with my fiancee, Kilana!"

No.222818

>>222793
"Yeah. But that was years ago. I hope you learned something from it Venia.
Did you?"
>>222794
He focuses the spell and keeps his mouth open.
He scrunches in pain as the new tooth begins to form, magic flowing from his other tooth to the empty socket in his gums. Some blood pours out as the tooth grows, displacing flesh and ripping some skin, but after a minute or so, a new tooth sits in place.
He breathes a few times and swallows
"Ow… ok. Done."
>>222795
"Of course you can… or, well, that depends a little… do you want me to do all the official paperwork to adopt you?"
>>222797
It looks like the capital of a farmer nation. Rustic and idyllic, a bit rough around the edges, and splendidly cold.
>>222801
"Kilana?"
"You two know a Kilana?"
"I know a Kilana, I think she was the zebra who hangs out with the Prince at times"
"Oh. Never knew her name."
"Me neither."
They turn back to you
"Try the academy. It's over there, a short way away."

No.222831

>>222818
"Why thank you! Have a pleasant day, gents!"

Wave them goodbye and head towards the academy!

No.222834

>>222818
"Beautiful! brrr!"
pull whatever i'm using to keep warm closer about myself and hurry to the Great North Academy!

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.222835

>>222783
Finish eating, and turn to Celaire.
"You know, with you around… I miss my old land less and less… not my sister, I still want to be reunited with her if possible, but…I got used to this place, thanks to you."

No.222838

>>222818
"Hmm.."
did I learn how to replicate that spell? I'm pretty sure I did
"Ok, thanks!"

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.222839

>>222818
"You mean… All that stuff? And I'd even take your name and all?"
Okay. Contain heartfelt laughter
"I can't believe it. I just got married yesterday and now I'm back beign happy like a little kid for this."

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

No.222841

>>222818
I slump down a little more
"I'm not even sure what to think anymore Frostmourn. I always… I always tried to emulate the way my mother raised me. But… maybe that was wrong of me. And of her. I spent my entire youth on the road, so she had no choice but to make sure I knew what could and couldn't be done. That mindset kind of stuck with me until now…"

No.222847

>>222831
>>222834
Well what a coincident. You seem to have both arrived to the academy.
It looks like an old fortress with shit built on top of it.
>>222835
"I think I should say the same. You have gotten me, an eternally wandering soul, to settle down in one place. I owe a lot to you, Radiant."
>>222838
You might want to ask him as backup to be sure…
>>222839
"Well you'll always be my little Pumpkin Song, won't you you rascal~"
>>222841
"Then if talking to me has opened new eyes on you, look at the world with them. You are not your mother, and mother does not always know best."

No.222849

>>222847
I turn my head curiously.
"And who might you be? I am Naik, and I came here to get married, but I didn't expect another zebra! What fortune!"

No.222850

>>222847
>>222849
give him an awkward smile
"Eh, hello there! Nice to see another in this frozen north! Are you a student?"

No.222852

>>222847
"Is.. Is that even your real name?"
Look seriously at her.
"What's the point in dropping a name I made up, if you still use one you made up? Are you…"
Shut up for a second.
"It hurts that bad?"

No.222853

>>222850
"No, not at all! I am a young and ambitious scholar, but I came to these lands to visit my fiancee!"

No.222854

>>222850
"Ah, where are my manners? I am Leviso! and I too am seeking a special one here!"
hold out a hoof

No.222856

>>222847
I frown a little
"But she did… Every time she proved herself right. She saved my life more times than I can count. I… gaaah! I don't even know anymore! I mean… I'm still here, you're still here… I did something right at least…"
I look at him hopefully
"… right?"

No.222857

>>222854
Shake his hoof.
"Charmed to meet you! Oh, what a coincidence! May I inquire about her? My wed-to-be is named Kilana, and I have heard she is quite the mare!"

No.222858

>>222847
yea
"Uhh, actually…

I'm going to be heading to try this. I'm not exactly the most knowledgeable right now, do you think you could come along? Just in case i fuck this up."

No.222859

>>222847
"We both owe a lot to each other, Celaire… Does that make us even?"

No.222860

>>222857
give him a quizzical stare
"My apologies, could you run that name by me again?"

No.222865

>>222856
He flexes his iron leg
"Yes. You did some things right at least."
>>222858
"Okay? Sure. I can come. No promises, but I'll do my best for sure. Where are we headed?"
>>222859
"I guess so? Why hold debts between us?"

No.222867

>>222860
"Kilana! She's going to be my wife, you see!"

No.222868

No.222869

>>222865
I wave my hoof around.
"That's what I just said, dear. We don't owe each other anything as long as we both do our best to be as good ponies to each other and to everypony else as we can be."

No.222871

>>222865
"If you would have had the choice, would you… would you have replaced me with somepony else?"

No.222872

>>222867
"I… see… well isn't this interesting! Come! It is cold out here and I would not want either of us to catch something dreadful on our first day here!"
head to the gate and wait for him to go throughfirst before heading through myself

No.222874

>>222865
whisper in his ear
"Prince Frostmourn, please don't tell anyone"
then head off

No.222876

>>222852
She slowly pets your mane
"Pumpkin… I have not used my real name… since I was a little girl. Since mother died.
…well I did once. When I met… you know… him.
That name carries a lot of baggage."
>>222869
"Truly wise words. Truly truly indeed.
…do you still want to go somewhere? It is quite cold out here."
>>222870
He goes stiff
"I-uh-I um I… wha… uh… I… um… oh my oh no oh my…."
>>222871
"No. I think you taught me many valuable lessons. Saved me many times. Became a great addition to my family.
I could hardly have asked for better."

No.222881

>>222874
>>222858
>>222874
"Hey.. where are you going.." I sigh and go to the cafeteria.

No.222882

>>222872
"Why thank you!"

Head inside!
Try to look for my mare!
'1d10'

"So, why don't you tell me about your loved one too?"

Roll #1 2 = 2

No.222883

>>222876
"And that's the good of a name. It reminds us of all we did, good and bad. Don't you want to face him again, someday, and proudly use your real name and not some mask you carved to run from him?"

No.222884

>>222876
"Uhh, well can you?"
how close are we to Prince Frostmourn?

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.222886

>>222876
"Wherever you'll go, I shall follow. You are the stallion, not me, you should be taking me places~"

No.222887

>>222876
"But I did hold you back, didn't I? Did I make you unhappy?"
I clutch my head
"Ooooh… If only I could turn back time…"

No.222888

>>222876
I look around and read a book, suddenly they are gone.
"Where did they go?"
I look around.

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.222889

>>222882
"What is there to say about loved ones that hasn't already been told a hundred times over? haha, I hear she's quite a zebra though!

Well! I hate to leave in such a reckless manner but I'm off to look for the one I am destined for, a good day to you Naik!"
head off to find my mare

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.222891

>>222889
"Goodbye! Maybe we could hold a double date sometime!"

No.222895

>>222891
"That would be grand!"

No.222903

>>222884
You can get to his room, but you might need to push Embers.
>>222882
No zebras in the lobby. Maybe the cafeteria?
>>222883
"Oh pumpkin… I had this mask of a name long before I met him… I've had it ever since my mother died saving me from assassins…
…do you really think I should… drop it?"
>>222886
"Well how about we go wait for the sunrise on that cliff again. Remember? Where we first got acquainted?"
>>222887
"Well, the only pony who can supposedly do that is some Equestrian archmage. So no use worrying over that. You did the best you could. As did I. I'm sure you think I failed in many things. After all, we are both only ponies."
>>222888
They seem to be headed out to the palace. Nylis pushing the stuttering Embers along.
>>222889
Being a clever zebra, you deduct the best place to find a mare is int he little mares' room!
No wait… that's stupid.
>>222894
>>222898
Fuck you and fuck your nigga rerolls
Levioso
'1d10'
Naik
'r2 1d10'
better roll finds her first.

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 5 = 5

No.222905

>>222903
use Telekinesis to get him there too, then knock on the door
"P-prince?"

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.222906

>>222903
Check the cafeteria then!

No.222907

>>222903
"That's a great idea, dear! Very romantic too!"
I shuffle closer to him.
"And we'll have to keep each other warm~"
Try not to sound too sexual, she meant cuddles
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

No.222910

>>222903
"Your mother loved you.
I know, because you love me. Why hide her name?"

No.222914

>>222905
"Come on in. I'm chatting with Venia."
>>222906
BOOM. Zebra at twelve-o-clock >>222881
>>222907
"Kinky~
You want to do it as the sun watches?
…ok. I can get into that."
>>222910
"To keep it safe?
…well, that's what I told myself… all those years ago.
…I wonder what that name even sounds like. I bet I'd not even realize it was my own…"

No.222916

>>222914
so did I find her?

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.222918

>>222914
I sit at a table mindlessly eating whatever food they are serving.

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.222920

>>222881
>>222918
This is it!
Come on!
Walk over to her.

"Why, my folks did not lie. You are truly, truly a very beautiful zebra!"

No.222921

Put on my monocle and investigators hat then follow them in a distance.
"This is quite mysterious…."

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.222922

>>222916
You found a very charming broom.
It was hiding in a closet.
Must be a gay broom.
You into gay brooms bro?

No.222925

>>222903
"I just don't know what to think anymore… Did you really fail? Or did you actually succeed? Ah… I've been too bossy… Shoving too many of my own ideas down your throat… I should have been more neutral. More open. But then again…"
I scoot a little closer
"Look Frostmourn I-" >>222914 "…nevermind."

I get up and take my leave without saying another word. Let's head to the bar.

No.222926

>>222914
"Yea…"
walk in and politely put Embers down
"I- uh.. well when would be a good time?"

No.222928

>>222922
no! keep looking! I must find the pretty zebra mare before Naik does!

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.222929

>>222914
Hold one of her forehooves tight.
"Let's try then. Would you miss it, if I were calling you?"
Close my eyes.
"Hello, Swansong."

No.222930

>>222914
"What? I meant cuddles!… but, if you want to I guess we can… but outside?! Won't your…you know… be cold?"

No.222931

>>222920
"Oh, you're him? What is your name?" I get up and look him over.

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.222934

>>222931
"I am myself indeed! And my name is Naik! Pleased to meet you… Kilana, is it?"

Take one of her hooves in mine and kiss it like a true gentlecolt!

No.222937

>>222925
"Do come back if you need anything else, Venia!"
Meanwhile, the bartender greets you with a smile
"Baroness! What an honour. What'll it be?"
>>222921
You trail then to the Prince's room.
>>222926
"Seeing as how Venia just left… do you have anything to report?"
>>222929
As you open them she is trembling.
Her eyes are watery and her lip is twitching.
>>222930
"But yours will keep it warm, will it not?"
>>222928
Well Naik certainly already found one zebra in the cafeteria at least.

No.222941

>>222937
I blush.
"Yes…Yes it will. So, want to head there right away?"

No.222942

>>222937
Give her a confident smile, then close my eyes again them and pull her close in an embrace.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

No.222943

>>222934
I blush a bit. "Yes, I am Kilana, Its nice to finally meet you Naik. I just got the letter yesterday so I was quite excited."

No.222944

>>222937
I groan inwardly as I hear him call me baroness
"Just… something strong. Please."

No.222947

>>222937
approach them
"My apologies Naik, however in your search you didn't happen to find another zebra inthe grounds did you?"

then bow at kilana
"Good to meet you Miss! I am Leviso, and along with Naik, I was brought here to find one I am to be wed to. Would you by any chance know of any other?"

No.222948

>>222943
"I was excited myself too! May I have a seat with you? I would love it if you could tell me more about yourself!"

No.222949

>>222941
"We should if we want to be ready for the sunrise"
>>222942
She pushes you away and turns to sob on her bed
It looks like that name hit her harder than she realized…
>>222944
"Sure thing Venia. Sorry about the baroness line. You know I like to treat you like royalty. It makes the bar seem important.
Here. On the house. You look like you had a rough morning."

No.222952

>>222937
"Well uh, I know roughly something about it. But what I'm going on mainly came from Embers, here. Sorry Embers"

No.222953

>>222949
"Let's go then."
Head toward the cliff.

No.222955

>>222947
"No, I have not. I am sure you will find her soon enough though, friend!"

No.222956

>>222949
It happens. Stand there, by the side of her bed, and wait.
Don't judge her, don't pity her, don't pet her.
Just breathe slowly.

No.222957

>>222949
"Not rough. Just going through a slight existential crisis at the moment. Uh… just don't start spreading that around, okay?"
Drink

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.222960

>>222947
"Another zebra? I guess there might be.. but I'm not really close to them. Its nice to meet you too Leviso, what was your betrothed's name? "

No.222962

>>222937
"T… this is the prince room? Oh my."
Slowly looks inside and see what the pony(nylis) will do to my Ember.
Something not naughty I hope.

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.222965

>>222960
"I-.. hm. Forgive me Naik, this has no other intentions to it"
leave down and whisper to Kilana
"Kilana"

No.222968

>>222948
I motion to the seat next to me. "certainly."

No.222969

>>222952
"Embers."
"P-prince F-frostmourn."
"So you have beaten my friend Nylis to the spell I told her to research?"
"I-it seems so?"
"Mhm."
The prince turns back to you
"So. I believe you may begin if you feel ready."
>>222953
It is pitch dark here…
"Perfect. Right on time. The night is always darkest just before dawn."
He is giving you some suggestive nudges
>>222956
After a while she stops screaming into her soaked pillow
"To think… one name… could hurt so much…"
>>222957
"Yeah sure thing. Uh… yeah. You want some juice instead? You look like you might start spreading something yourself if you take another drink like that."
>>222962
Whatever it is, it seems to involve both of them, and the prince's party parts.

No.222970

>>222968
>>222965
Sit down and watch.
"Oh, I'm sure a friend wouldn't try anything naughty to my fiancee!"

No.222971

>>222965
"My parents sent two of you?!" rolling to hide my shock. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

No.222976

>>222969
"Pffff, I-I can hold my drink!"
Another!

Roll #0 5 = 5

No.222977

>>222970
"My deepest apologies for interrupting you, I hope you'll understand though"
give a slight chuckle
>>222971
"W-what!?"
do the same

Roll #0 3 = 3

No.222978

>>222969
"I shouldn't have. I'm sorry."

No.222979

>>222969
I really just wanted to cuddle and be romantic…
I guess foreplay never hurt anyone.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

No.222980

>>222969
"Uh.. yea.. right."
walk over
"Sorry prince but I might need to- uhh Embers could you help me?"

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.222985

>>222977
"Well, I think I do know that zebra, why not sit down and wait for her, we can all get to know each other a bit." I sit down and look at Naik.
>>222970
"If that's alright with you."

No.222987

>>222976
"Well.. if you insist… but really, I'm not selling you anything stuffer than mead this early!"
>>222978
"Don't be.
If there was so much pain… stored in that name… maybe it needs to be let out… Maybe I do need to face up to my past at last."
>>222979
There is no hurting here.
Only enjoyment.
"Are you sure you want to go through with this? The sun will come up in just moment. I'm ready if you are."
>>222980
"Go ahead. I only care for results."
The prince gets up and lays down for easier targeting
"And don't stare. Just do it."
Embers swallows and looks.
"M-My prince… y-you mean we're…"
"Yes. You are here to fix the royal jewels. Now get to it."
Embers swallows again
"O-okay. R-ready?"

No.222988

>>222985
"Well, yes of course. Thank you"
look to see what Naik's response is

No.222989

>>222985
"That sounds absolutely wonderful!"

No.222991

>>222987
Move closer to her and start stroking her mane, caressing her head gently.
"Tell me about grandma."

No.222992

>>222989
sit down with the two!
"My apologies, still."

No.222993

>>222987
"I am ready too, my dear."

Pull up the robe and stand ready for him.

No.222994

>>222992
"No problem! We can just pass the time until you found who you are looking for too!"
I chuckle.

No.222995

>>222987
"You sound like muh mother! Or maybe more like me?"

I stay quiet for a moment, taking another wig

"Didya know muh mother, bartender? Didya?"

Roll #0 2 = 2

No.222996

>>222987
"Y-yea. definitely."
start on this pls RNG, pls a 10

Roll #0 8 = 8

No.222998

>>222994
"Of course! Well now! Who is this lovely mare you've been chatting with?"

No.222999

>>222998
"She is Kilana, the girl I told you about earlier! I was sent from home to marry her!"

No.223001

>>222989
>>222992
"Wonderful, I'll start by talking about me. I have my talent in music, I can sing and play many instruments but my favorite is my little tambourine, really fun to dance with, and I love all things magical."

No.223004

>>223001
"That sounds interesting! I would love to see you sing and dance! I'm sure your art is as beautiful as you are! And if you are interested in all things magical, you are in luck! I am a scholar, and I'm going to be a mage soon!"

No.223005

>>222999
"A lovely name for a lovely mare indeed!"
>>223001
"How wonderful! I'm sure you've learned far more while at this school as well. Simply spendid!"

No.223006

>>222993
"Kehehehe~ lovely~ FOR THE SUN!"
As the first rays of sunlight wash over the horizon, he traverses the abyss bravely.
'1d10+2'
>>222995
"Can't day I did. Also um… can you please… not loosen your clothes here? Please?"
>>222996
Lets call that a +2 for having Embers help you.
The prince bites down as you and Embers cast the spell, tears flowing down his eyes for a moment until he gasps for air and bits down again.
In under a minute, the spell is done, and the prince collapses on his back, panting.
"G-get Sunrise here. Right now. Right now I need her I need someone oh gods this feeling argh just PLEASE."

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

No.223007

>>222969
>>222987
>private parts.
"oh dear oh dear oh dear… what are they doing what are they doing"
Try to contain myself and calm down.

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.223009

No.223010

>>223006
Once again, he has done it.

Try not to be too loud.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

No.223012

>>223006
"uhh, y-yeah ok! Embers I think we're finished here I'll get Sunrise! Thank you again!"
teleport to sunrise, or sunrise there if it's safe enough

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4

No.223019

>>223004
"I'll have plenty of time to show you a few steps I'm sure.. So, you're going to be a mage? What area of magic are you looking into?"
>>223005
"Oh, I have been studying pretty hard here, its a nice school after all."

No.223020

>>223006
"Right, sorry! Now my mother… she was a nice mare… taught me everything I know about life but… she was soooo strict!"

Another!

Roll #0 4 = 4

No.223022

>>222991
"I told you about her song right… the shadow song?"
>>223007
How can you calm down.
You can hear lots of panting and whining and now it seems the prince is yelling for someone to come and finish him up.
Or is that just your dirty mind?
>>223010
>>223006
THE SUN ITSELF HEARD THAT.
THE
SUN
IT
SELF
As did probably half the mortal souls in Wintersgrasp.
PRAISE THE SUN.
>>223012
One look at the prince reminds you of the virtues of walking.
>>223020
You fall of the stool and clamber back up.
Your belt is falling off.
The bartender passes you a glass of water and looks away.

No.223023

>>223019
"I'll bet you have many friends here as well, no?"

No.223024

>>223019
"Fire and Lightining! I'm looking forward to broadening my horizons towards cryomagic too!"

No.223026

>>223022
"ugh… ok"
RUSH OVER TO SUNRISE NOW!
"THEPRINCEREALLYNEEDSYOU!"

Roll #0 7 = 7

No.223027

>>223022
Well we sure praised the Sun hard there.
Fall on my stomach once it's done.
Celaire can stay~

No.223028

>>223022
"Yes. Yes you did. And it was just beautiful."
Keep close to her.
"You want to sing it again?"

No.223029

>>223024
"That is certainly something, to have such a grasp on the magical qualities of the elements themselves. Bravo good sir!"

No.223030

>>223022
Get back up and drink down that glass of water
"Sho I tought… I should be like her, right? But now the prince told me dats bad and now I dunno what to do! Am I a bitch? Shuld I… Shuld I change myself?"

Roll #0 9 = 9

No.223031

>>223023
" Of course, They can't stay away from someone as cute as me. I'm even friends with the prince himself!"
>>223024
"Please, tell me more.. What kind of spells do you know already?"

No.223032

>>223026
She is about to ask something but just nods and runs along
"Where is he?"
>>223027
He has no intention of leaving
"It sure is warm in here~"
>>223028
"Never. That song is over.
…Shadow Song is over…"
The shadows in the room shift worriedly
>>223030
"Maybe you need a better opinion on that than one from a bartender, Venia. And you're drunk to boot. I doubt you're even really understanding what I say here."

No.223033

>>223032
"Uh-h h-his room!"
as she runs off
"whew! now… to further look into that regrowing thing…."
head off to the library and look more up on that!

Roll #0 1 = 1

No.223034

>>223032
"It's mostly because of you, you know… but… I was a bit loud again, wasn't I…"

No.223035

>>223032
Oh, they are do have a mind on their own then. Those creeps.
"How should I call you, then?"

No.223036

>>223022
>lots of naughty noises

THIS
HAS
TO
STOP
I 'slowly' go inside with my face red.
"I…. I…. I…. I… demand whats happening here.. Ember… my highness…"

Roll #0 10 = 10

No.223038

>>223032
I slam my hoof on the bar

"Ish settled then! I'm gunna… I'm gunna change my stuff! Thanks bar…guy!"

I stagger off and leave the bar. Let's go find Anvil so I can share this joyous news.

Roll #0 6 = 6

No.223039

>>223031
"Oh, just some basics, Fireballs, Lightining balls, and releasing pure magical energy… It's not much, I know, but they say I'm quite good at it!"

No.223041

>>223031
"Well I'm not surprised by that, royalty has a way of attracting to good zebras after all."
chuckle a little at this, but remain polite and a little out of the way between the two

No.223044

>>223033
You go get engrossed in a book about lizards and are entirely unable to stop what is happening elsewhere.
>>223034
"I don't mind~ It just tells me I do a good job."
>>223035
"C-can you try calling me… by my real name?"
She hugs onto you tightly and shuts her eyes.
>>223036
You walk in, only to find Embers in a corner, looking away, and the prince, panting on the bed, looking rather… ready for action.
>>223038
He is up early working on viceroy duties
"Morning dear! Ugh… what smells of booze?"

No.223047

>>223041
"Indeed, one of my own friends just got married as well, I got to the bridesmaid and help with nearly all the plans. It was really lovely."
>>223039
My eyes get little stars in them. "Really? I never knew a zebra could do such magic. Most of the mages here are unicorns. "