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Northlands Season 2 - Episode 17 DM 440984[Last 50 Posts]

This is the story of loss to some, of gain to others

EPISODE 17: Rise from the ruins

DM 441000

MOBILE COMBAT FRAME ACTIVATED.
STATUS: 100%
THREAT LEVEL ASSESSMENT: LOW

Near the center of the machine's chest, the dome-encased head of Rampart struggles visibly
I will do all I can to hold it back as long as I can.
Please stop us.


#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 100%


#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 5/5
Stronghooves 5/1
Waxing 5/5
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 5/5
Godric 5/5
Ambrosia 5/5

Donrick [Smith] 441003

>>441000
Okay, I'll need those controls figured out, and need them fast.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Wf+6 441005

>>441000
It has heads, right? And some kind of AI?

Worth seeing if machines can be transfixed… '1d10+3'

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

Liviana [Templar] 441009

>>441000
Uh oh…
"Maybe… we should hurry and get this thing in range of the artillery!"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441015

>>441000
I'll put Codar's third head and other pieces back together. '1d10+1' to spot them all.
"Frosty is coming to get us, we'll be okay." I assure everyone.

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

Godric [Lord] 441019

>>441009
"I agree. I wouldn't know where to begin with this thing though!"

Liviana [Templar] 441023

>>441019
"We need to find the controls and get it moving, then stop it and abandon when we're in range."
Bolster myself.

Donrick [Smith] 441026

>>441023
>>441019
"I'm working on it!"

DM 441030

>>441005
The red voice is Secondary Control - a nearly non-sentient remnant of a once-pony
The yellow voice is Primary Control - the mind-slaved head of Rampart
>>441003
Oh wait, it was simpler than it looked.
You just needed to unlock the hoof pads and stand on them.
Luckily you only need the front two.
You may move one Turn closer on a MIN5
TIARA IS 10 TURNS AWAY
>>441015
You pop the head back on and give it a pat.
We thank you for caring. But should we not focus on the enemy?
>>441023
Bolstered and good to go.

The TIARA Core scans you over
INITIATING PLAN OMEGA.
It lunges out a long arm to try and grab one of you.
All, roll to dodge.
The lowest failure ends up helpless.

441031

>>441030
Protect on Donrick.

Roll #1 6 = 6

441033

>>441030
Take flight!
"I am not sure that is made for me! I will do what I can to draw its attention!"

Roll #1 2 = 2

Donrick [Smith] 441041

>>441030
'1d10' dodging.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441050

>>441030
'1d10'

Outta the way!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441058

>>441030
"Sure but what can it do from up there.." then I see the arm and move out of the way '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

DM 441078

>>441031
>>441050
>>441058
While you manage to evade the arm
>>441033
Godric is less lucky, and end up caught
>>441041
Donrick manages to push TIARA ahead a step though.
TIARA WILL BE IN RANGE ON 9 TURNS
Valeriana's shadow chimes in
"Frostmourn demands to know the situation! Why are we moving?"

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 100%


#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 5/5

Stronghooves 5/1
Waxing 5/5
Donrick 5/5

Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 5/5

Godric 0/4
Ambrosia 5/5

Donrick [Smith] 441082

>>441078
"Keep it distracted!"
Chell can close up on me.
Let's get this thing moving some more.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441085

>>441078
Answer Valeriana: "It's some sort of quintuple backup system. We might need siege battery, but leaders back been neutralized."

Healing Bonds: Godric, Stronghooves, Kilana. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

441086

>>441078
Heal Godric.
"Is it within range of the artillery?"

>>441082
"I think it's close enough already!"

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

441087

>>441078
I shall not be bound! Slam down this arm!

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

DM 441098

>>441082
TIARA takes another violent, lurching step
TIARA WILL BE IN RANGE ON 9 TURNS
>>441087
You smash the arm aside and break loose
>>441086
Liviana then heals you up.
>>441085
As you speak and try to cast, you fail to notice the Mobile Combat Frame slamming an arm down on you

"Negative! TIARA is still too far for us to hit it reliably. Bring it closer!"

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 93%


#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 5/5
Stronghooves 5/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 5/5
Godric 5/5

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441099

>>441078
"Yea.. wait, did anyone find the plans? Stronghooves do you know where the plans are?" '1d10' shoot the arm.

Roll #1 10 = 10

441100

>>441098
"You heard her, Donrick. Work your magic, we'll handle the rest."
That goddamn arm. Can I hack into it with my sword?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Donrick [Smith] 441103

>>441100
>>441098
"Just cover me then!"
Keep it rolling!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

441108

>>441103
"With pleasure!"
Stab it with my swords.

Roll #1 7, 1 = 8

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441110

>>441098
>cast
It's Unorthodox. I work with medical tools. Otherwise I would have added +1.

MR on the Rivetstrike head, I guess. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

DM 441121

>>441103
Another slow, painful step as TIARA drags itself along.
TIARA IS IN RANGE IN 7 TURNS
>>441100
You attack the arm, bending the joints on it ans denting the armor
>>441099
Kilana then capitalizes on the chance to damage it further by jamming one of the joints with an arrow.
>>441108
And Godric lays into it further, only to get grabbed by the other arm
>>441110
Blanket terminology for the sake of simplicity.
Be careful. If you damage it greatly, it will unleash further countermeasures! If you have a plan, get to it, or if not… well… keep hitting it.

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 84%


#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 5/5
Stronghooves 5/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 2/5
Godric 0/4

441125

>>441121
"So… better not to damage it and dodge it?"
Heal Godric.
"Be careful!"

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441126

>>441121
"Don't damage the mainframe further! Just stay back and let it get in range! Otherwise other countermeasures will be deployed!"

Unortho Healing Bonds Me Godric and Stronghooves '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Donrick [Smith] 441129

>>441121
They see me rolling, they hatin'
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

441132

>>441121
Break out.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Donrick [Smith] 441137

>>441126
"Someone needs to open the bulkheads while you are at it!"

Liviana [Templar] 441138

>>441137
"But… the guards!"

Donrick [Smith] 441139

>>441138
"Take Chell with you! We need those open!"

DM 441142

>>441129
This step almost slipped, but you managed to keep it steady
TIARA WILL BE IN RANGE IN 6 TURNS
>>441125
>>441132
Godric breaks loose and is good to go once again
>>441126
But ID takes a heavy blow, and is sent helpless.

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 84%


#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 5/5
Stronghooves 5/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 0/4
Godric 5/5

Liviana [Templar] 441144

>>441139
>>441142
Alright, take Chell with me and open up the bulkheads we came through.

441147

>>441139
"With any luck the entrance we made should still be clear!"
Let's see if I can lead this thing out.

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Donrick [Smith] 441148

>>441142
Keep it going!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441150

>>441142
"Id?" I help him up. '1d10'
and codar and stronghooves help attack the arms and such. '2d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 2, 4 = 6

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441155

>>441150
"Ah, thank you, Kila."

"Stop damaging the mainframe, though!"

Go help open the bulkheads.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441165

>>441155
I look confused "A mainwhat now?"

DM 441170

>>441144
>>441155
Opening the first bulkhead is MIN2
>>441148
And TIARA marches along.
TIARA WILL BE IN RANGE IN 5 TURNS
>>441150
>>441155
Id is back up, but both Codar and Stronghooves get swatted aside as the Combat Frame focuses on you.
>>441147
Before getting bopped by Gaius and lead into the Main Control Room above.

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 84%


#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 1/5
Stronghooves 4/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 5/4
Godric 5/5

441172

>>441170
Open it!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Donrick [Smith] 441174

>>441170
Row row row your boat
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441180

>>441170
Heal Codar, Stronghooves, and Kilana.

'1d10'

>>441165
"The machine core with the arms!"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441187

>>441170
"Uh.. are you the mainframe?" hop away from it '1d10'
'2d10' minions help keep it busy

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 5, 1 = 6

441189

>>441170
Keep baiting it.

Roll #1 9 + 1 = 10

DM 441203

>>441172
Tertiary bulkhead open.
With the Secondary one broken, only the Primary one needs to be opened.
>>441174
You make incredible time now that you got the hang of it.
TIARA WILL BE IN RANGE IN 3 TURNS
>>441180
Stronghooves, being Undead, cannot be healed.
>>441187
You all end up taking a heavy bashing, but are healed by Id
>>441189
But then Godric pulls it into a chase around the Command Center. It is no longer a danger to others.


#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 84%


#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 4/5
Stronghooves 1/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 5/4
Godric 5/5

441204

>>441203
Next!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Donrick [Smith] 441206

>>441203
I need a ride like this at home!
Keep going!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441207

>>441203
"thanks Id, but why are we doing it this way?"

441208

>>441203
Out we go!

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441210

>>441207
"I learned from the core that if we damage it, it will deploy other countermeasures."

BDN 441212

Am I with this party?

If so something something Inspire, Venus protects me

'1d10'
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 8 = 8

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441214

>>441210
"Hm, but Id, did you forget that frosty has an army here?"

DM 441216

>>441204
Primary bulkhead open.
The way topside is clear.
>>441206
A sad, broken cripple of a machine pulling itself along. Fits you perfectly.
TIARA WILL BE IN RANGE IN 2 TURNS
>>441208
As you swoop to the exit, the Combat Frame leans down and charges over you with speed you did not expect it to possess.
>>441212
You also get trampled a bit, or would be, had Venus not taken the hit.

The Combat Frame leaps onto the top of TIARA and looks around.
THREAT LEVEL REASSESSMENT: HIGH. RELEASING DEFENSE DRONE.
A flying disc with a launcher and gem eye detaches from the Combat Frame and begins circling it.

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 84%
Drone 10%



#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 4/5
Stronghooves 1/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 8/6
Id 5/4
Godric 2/5
Verne 5/5
Venus 7/6

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441218

>>441214
"Right, but we need to take it down all at once with the artillery. Let's go."

Let's leave and let him bombard it.

Donrick [Smith] 441223

>>441216
Very funny, voice in my head, very funny.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Godric [Lord] 441227

>>441216
Ouch. Did not expect that. I'm going to need to do some learning after all this is over.
"It is outside!"

Liviana [Templar] 441230

>>441216
>>441218
>>441227
"Then… let's evacuate? Donrick! How much longer!?"

Donrick [Smith] 441231

>>441230
"Just a little bit closer! I managed to make good pace so far!"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441234

>>441216
"Stronghooves.. you don't look so good. Maybe you should stay here in case Donrick needs your assistance."
>>441218
Codar and I follow Id. "Can we use an explosive on it, or call in back up instead of destroying the whole Tiara city?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441238

>>441234
"Ask His Majesty."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441241

>>441238
I look a little annoyed "Wasn't this your plan?"

Godric [Lord] 441250

>>441231
"Well then we have to keep it out there. Close the bulkheads!"

Liviana [Templar] 441251

>>441250
"Not until Donrick is done!"

Donrick [Smith] 441253

>>441250
"Not yet!"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441254

>>441241
"It was his to use the artillery, I believe. Nothing wrong with asking him what he wants, is there?"

DM 441257

>>441223
To drive the point in, you fumble the next step entirely.

Frostmourn contacts you
"What's the plan?"

The Combat Frame unlocks its launcher pods
READY?
Everyone: roll to dodge.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441260

>>441257
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

441262

>>441257
Dodge. And Protect on Donrick.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Donrick [Smith] 441263

>>441257
Oh boy
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441264

>>441257
"Frosty, we have it outside, can you send hooves here instead of missiles?" '1d10

441265

>>441257

Roll #1 4 = 4

Verne 441269

>>441257
!

'2d10'

Roll #1 1, 4 = 5

441271

>>441257
"One moment!"
Dodge.

Roll #1 10 = 10

DM 441279

>>441260
>>441269
You end up running into eachother, and right in the path of a rocket.
However, Venus leaps in to protect Verne.
Both of you, roll for damage.
>>441262
No real need to protect him, there are dozens of meters of iron between him and you.
>>441265
The blast knocks you around a bit
>>441271
But you evade without issue until the missile pods are depleted.
>>441263
TIARA IS IN RANGE IN 1 TURN

"Acknowledged. Get a bit closer and I will bring the Northern Lights."

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 84%
Drone 10%


#PARTY
Kilana 2/4
Codar 4/5
Stronghooves 1/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 3/5
Liviana 3/6
Id 0/3
Godric 2/5
Verne 2/5
Venus 0/6

441280

>>441279
Uh oh. Id is in trouble. Cast Heal on him to get him back on his hooves.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

441281

>>441279
Noooo

Roll #1 8 = 8

Donrick [Smith] 441283

>>441279
Chell can try to marksman shot any threats to the others.
'1d10'

Let's cruise.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 9 + 2 = 11

441285

>>441279
"Right!"
Just keep moving.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441286

>>441279
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

441289

>>441279
shoot the stupid thing.
Codar attacks it too. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 5 = 5

DM 441298

>>441286
Bah, you've had worse.
Just some burns and cuts.
>>441280
Liviana even gets you back standing.
>>441281
She is down, but alive.
>>441283
TIARA IS IN RANGE
Meanwhile, Chell gets smashes by the huge combat frame.
>>441285
And you are caught by a flailing arm, getting slammed to the deck
>>441289
Codar gets tossed aside, and after your arrow pierces the Combat Frame's armor, the Drone locks onto you
Eliminating highest priority target.
Roll to dodge.

You can see the walls of the Unbreakable City!
And a group of ponies approaching fast via the air.

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 79%
Drone 10%


#PARTY
Kilana 2/4
Codar 3/5
Stronghooves 1/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 0/4
Liviana 3/6
Id 5/5
Godric 0/4
Verne 2/5
Venus 0/5

Donrick [Smith] 441302

>>441298
"Crap!"

Rush from the controls to Chell!
Give her a quick fix!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

441303

>>441298
Uh oh. Heal Godric next.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

441305

>>441298
"Almost there! Just… "

Run to Venus. Inspire.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441306

>>441298
Heal Kilana, Venus, and Verne.

'1d10'

"Hang in there… Here's something for the pain."

Roll #1 7 = 7

441309

>>441298
what! get away from it.
'1d10' codar attack it.

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 7 = 7

441310

>>441298
Blasted mechanical monster! Slam it!

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

DM 441311

>>441309
You nimbly dodge its rocket, and Codar smashes it, messing its aim.
>>441310
You slam into the Combat Frame.
The Drone locks onto you and fires.
Roll to dodge. +1 to roll.
>>441306
>>441303
>>441305
Kilana, Venus, Verne and Godric are back in fighting shape.
>>441302
And so is Chell.

And finally, Frostmourn's aid arrives.
Himself and nine ponies clad in similar golem armor, held aloft on mechanical wings, dive into the fight.
'10d10'

#PARTY
Kilana 5/4
Codar 3/5
Stronghooves 1/1
Donrick 5/5
Chell 5/4
Liviana 3/6
Id 5/5
Godric 5/5
Verne 5/5
Venus 6/5


Roll #1 7, 9, 3, 10, 5, 1, 7, 2, 1, 8 = 53

441313

>>441311
Take flight! Give it something to chase.

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

441314

>>441311
I smile at seeing our king and try even harder to hit the combat frame.

Roll #1 4, 2 = 6

441317

>>440984
IF THE SIGHT OF OUR KING ISN'T INSPIRING I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS

Roll #1 4 = 4

DM 441318

>>441311
#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 58%
Drone 8%

>>441313
The drone misses its rocket

Two of the new arrivals get slammed down by the Combat Frame
Frostmourn lands safely.
"The High King is here. This ends now.
FORWARD!"

+1 to all rolls.

THREAT REASSESSMENT: CRITICAL.

441319

>>441318
Hah! Charge in then! Slam!

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441320

Donrick [Smith] 441322

>>441318
Chell Cheap Shots
'1d10'
I Curse of Iron the missles in the drone
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 1 = 1

Godric [Lord] 441323

>>441318
Now, victory is ours! Let it taste my blades!
'1d10+2', '1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3 / Roll #2 1 + 2 = 3

441325

>>441318
>>441317
Gooo inspire

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441327

>>441318
I hit it with my lantern.

Bonk! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

DM 441339

>>441323
The Combat frame grabs your talon and crushes it, along with your blade, then slams you into the deck and pins your down with the other sword.
You are badly, horribly hurt.
>>441327
Somehow, that works really goddamn well, dealing massive structural damage to the combat frame.
You are not quite sure how.
>>441325
+1 to all rolls!
Or indeed +2 thanks to Frosty.
>>441314
The combat frame turns around and smashes you aside, slamming the injured leg against a wall with a nasty crunch.
>>441319
It then slams down another arm, crushing you
>>441322
and Donrick too.

'8d10'
'2d10'

#PARTY
Kilana 2/4
Codar 0/4
Stronghooves 1/1
Donrick 0/4
Chell 2/4
Liviana 0/5
Id 5/5
Godric 0/3
Verne 5/5
Venus 6/5


Roll #1 10, 4, 6, 5, 8, 4, 10, 8 = 55 / Roll #2 3, 10 = 13

DM 441346

>>441339
One of the downed heavy troopers gets up too.

#ENEMY
Mobile Combat Frame 33%
Drone 8%

Liviana [Templar] 441348

>>441339
>>441346
I'm Bolstered, so get up.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441349

>>441339
Winch at that as I go back to shoot again '1d10+2' "How did it know about my leg?"
'1d10+2' codar makes another attempt to tackle it.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10 / Roll #2 1 + 2 = 3

Donrick [Smith] 441350

>>441339
Chell slams.
'1d10'
I get up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 7 = 7

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441351

>>441339
AAAAAAAA one last turn of cooldown on Healing Bonds!

"Don't die on me!"

Smash the frame, again. '1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

441352

>>441339
This is unbecoming! Free myself!

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

441358

>>441339
We're going to make it!

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

441359

>>441358
This was an inspire

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

DM 441376

>>441351
Something about this lantern really hates constructs.
>>441348
You get up
>>441349
And you fire on the enemy as it slams down on Codar
>>441352
Godric breaks free
>>441350
Donric gets up as Chell smashes one of the legs of the Combat Frame
>>441359
And everyone gets +2 next turn!

#PARTY
Kilana 2/4
Codar 0/3
Stronghooves 1/1
Donrick 5/4
Chell 2/4
Liviana 1/5
Id 5/5
Godric 5/3
Verne 5/5
Venus 6/5


'9d10'
'1d10'

Roll #1 7, 8, 1, 9, 6, 10, 10, 1, 10 = 62 / Roll #2 10 = 10

441381

>>441376
Alright! Now it's slamming time!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

441383

>>441376
Now I'm extremely pissed at this thing. Slam it hard!

Roll #1 5 + 5 = 10

Donrick [Smith] 441384

>>441381
Fortify Liviana!
'1d10'

Chell can Marksman shot with that bolter she has.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 9 = 9

DM 441386

>>441376
>>441381
>>441383
>>441384
And with one last massive assault, the Combat Frame breaks in half.
The Drone is taken down as well, but not before it can shoot down two of the Lights.

All that remains is a broken wreckage, with the chest and back of the frame in one piece, the legs in several, and the top shattered, leaving Secondary Command stranded.
CATASTROPHIC STRUCTURAL DAMAGE DETECTED. ENGAGING EMERGENCY MOBILITY UNIT.
Secondary Control sprouts tiny legs and tries to skitter away
'1d8'

I can… think… CLEARLY again.
Secondary Command! Where did it go?
…what's going on?
Why can't I move?
Please answer!


Roll #1 7 = 7

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441388

>>441376
Nab that. '1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441390

>>441386
..Try to stop it! and codar gets back up. '2d10+2'

Roll #1 10, 8 + 2 = 20

DM 441398

>>441388
>>441390
You grab it and hold it upside down, making it flail helplessly
THIS IS AN INCORRECT HOLDING POSITION. ERROR. ERROR.

Godric [Lord] 441399

>>441398
I swoop down and take a look at it.
"It doesn't seem to like you very much."

Donrick [Smith] 441401

>>441398
>>441386
"My knowledge ends here, I'm afraid."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441402

>>441401
"Can you mute it?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441403

>>441386
"It's no longer controlling you, Rampart. You are your own pony once again."
I'll shrug.
"As for not being able to move… well, the combat frame is in rather poor shape."

Donrick [Smith] 441407

>>441402
"We could try giving it a good slap."

BDN 441409

>>441398
Examine that. How much use is it to us?

DM 441410

>>441403
Well, that explains it.
If you don't mind, please… recap what has just happened here.
Who… are you?

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441412

>>441398
I blink shaking it a few times "uh.. go to sleep?"

Liviana [Templar] 441414

>>441402
"This… thing is more of a necromantic construct than anything."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441415

>>441412
Chuckle. "I hope that's not how you put foals to bed."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441416

>>441410
"I am Waxing Crescent, and now that the Secondary control has been… detained, I can speak candidly. I, and my companions, are in the High King's retinue. The High King himself came to end this civil war. Through diplomacy he managed to get the rebel and royal factions to work together, and with our help he managed to stop TIARA before it made it to the Unbreakable City. Many lives were saved today. Including yours."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441420

>>441414
my eyes light up hearing that, examine it maybe I figure out where the soul is. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Godric [Lord] 441423

>>441414
"Hmph. Can you be certain?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441426

>>441415
I smile at you "of course not."

Liviana [Templar] 441429

>>441423
"Not at all, but it's my guess…"

DM 441431

>>441420
This thing barely even has one any more. It is stripped down to just base logic, housing no emotion, thought or opinions.
It is not really even alive. Or undead.
Just a partially fleshy machine brain.
>>441416
Splendid.
I suppose I owe the world… a long explanation for all this.

Godric [Lord] 441433

>>441431
"It would be most appreciated…"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441436

>>441431
"This is.. disturbing, even to me. Its not exactly an undead, but not exactly a machine either.."

Donrick [Smith] 441437

>>441431
"I'm all remaining ears."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441438

>>441431
"Not as long as you might think. The civil war was incited by the Equestrian Lordblade, Rivetstrike. Once you discovered his intentions, and hopefully when you realized what the civil war was doing to Timberjaw, you attempted to end your partnership with him, prompting him to put you in a more manageable position. He gloated as much about the latter."
I'll nod slightly.
"But, I'm certain the High King would be most willing to hear your story. And the others as well."

Liviana [Templar] 441441

>>441431
"Yes please."

DM 441451

>>441433
>>441436
>>441438
>>441441
It all began simply enough. I was unhappy with the new, weaker method of construction promoted by Craghoof, and designed TIARA to enable traditional style buildings to be built as cheaply and quickly as new style ones without it.
Rivetstrike, my friend of many years, begun rallying help to my cause of showing Craghoof a third alternative. But as I was often engrossed in my work, Rivetstrike was the one who spread the word… the twisted word.
When I realized he was altering the plans to weaponize TIARA, I threatened to stop working on it. He answered by placing guards on me at all times to ensure I did not stop.
So I tried to flee, and he cut off my legs.
Then, I tried to intentionally sabotage the project by making bad plans. So he reduced me to… this. And added Secondary Command to keep my mind locked wide open, as I was forced to share mine with his.
…so now you know.
I never wanted a war. I wanted a better solution than what Craghoof was offering.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441455

>>441451
"That's what the equestrians do. They cause unnecessary conflict, and murder all to weak us, to take our land." I say bitterly.

DM 441456

NEXT TIME ON GERMAN SONG REFERENCES
WALKING
TALKING
STEPHEN HAWKING

Liviana [Templar] 441457

>>441451
I frown.
"Lordblades."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441459

>>441451
"To my knowledge, that compromise is what was recently hashed out between the High King, Craghoof, and those rebels who realized they were being deceived by Equestria. Once TIARA is rebuilt, as it should have been, the North will once again at Timberjaw's marvels of engineering."

Godric [Lord] 441460

>>441451
"Interesting. I find it curious how such a complex method of construction would have saved your economy, but that discussion can wait until we have all rested."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441465

>>441460
"Most of construction, from what I understand, is either in labor or transport of materials. Something like TIARA would let them cut out the transportation vector entirely, outside of moving TIARA itself."

Godric [Lord] 441474

>>441465
"The construct itself is what vexes me. Something like this seems like it would take thrice as much effort to maintain than any city it builds."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441477

>>441474
"Timberjaw is prided for building the most durable things in the North. If the traditionalist Timberjaw engineers built it, it was designed to last for decades at the least. Even with the moving parts."

BDN 441499

>>441474
"See, the lack for much need for maintenance was among the factors that caused Timberjaw to stagnate. If TIARA was built by Rampart, with Timberjaw knowledge.. we'll see. We'll see. "

DM 441538

You have secured the remains of Rampart, Secondary Control and Rivetstrike.

TIARA lost 4 legs in the battle, and one quarter is blind.

Frostmourn is available on deck for a while before he leaves to settle the final deals with Craghoof.

Valeriana is in Ironfoe with Highhorn.
Pumpkin is in Ironfoe with Peaches and Bearing

The remaining guards on board TIARA were arrested by the United North's army as they tried to flee. Several died in the battle.

The rebel captain reports that the messengers were stopped, and that the rebellion has accepted peace under Frostmourn.

Liviana [Templar] 441539

>>441538
All in all a job well done.
Take off my helmet and wipe the sweat off of my forehead, then approach Frostmourn.
"An impressive show you pulled off there, High King."

DM 441540

>>441539
"I wish I could have done more.
Still, it was good to give the new suits a test run.
I take it you are not too badly wounded?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441541

>>441538
I should go back to bed. I'm making those mares worry enough as it is.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441542

>>441538
Go over to Frostmourn.
"Your arrival was well timed, King."

Liviana [Templar] 441543

>>441540
"No, luckily I wasn't. All in all there was a lot of luck involved today. Things could have gone much worse. The necro- Kilana did get hurt though, but I think she'll be fine."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441544

>>441538
>>441540
I smile trotting over to Frosty. "We're all in one piece." I nod over at Liviana "The trotinites were a huge help."

DM 441545

>>441541
Try not to CLANG CLANG CLANG too hard on your way back.
The two are snoozing on your bed. They've had a long night…
>>441542
"I could have come earlier, but did not want to risk coming under fire, seeing as you had TIARA's legs under control."
>>441543
"Oh dear."
>>441544
"I hear you were injured?"

Liviana [Templar] 441546

>>441544
Nod at her.
"How is your leg? Did Id manage to set things straight or…?"

Godric [Lord] 441547

>>441543
"Quite. It was a difficult climb up, but everyone performed admirably."

441548

>>441545
Good. I will just climb on an empty space and try to fall asleep, then.

Roll #1 5 = 5

DM 441549

>>441548
You manage to wake them both up a bit, and they snuggle around you
"…please…sleep…"
"…with us…"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441550

>>441545
"Understandable. Where were the remaining TIARA guards detained? I'd like to ask them some questions.
And I still have to thank the rebel captain for his aid."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441551

>>441546
>>441545
I frown. "You heard that? Well, I actually would like someone to look it over, its still sore. Id did a great job as usual and I able to keep going."

DM 441552

>>441550
"Those who we captured alive were taken to the Unbreakable City to face the justice system of their homeland."
>>441551
"Believe me, I've been there.
Can you walk on it, or do I need to arrange transport?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441553

>>441549
Oh bother.
"Mhmh."
Nod slowly and wrap my left wing aroun Bearing, but hide the right one.

DM 441554

>>441553
Peaches just settles for laying against you then.

Godric [Lord] 441555

>>441552
"You leave their punishment to Craghoof?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441556

>>441552
"I should be on my way then."
With a bow, I get off TIARA and into the Unbreakable City.
What's it look like?

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441557

>>441554
"I'm sorry…"
I'd just hurt her.
And now I can finally sleep.

Liviana [Templar] 441558

>>441555
"It makes sense, seeing how they are citizens of Timberjaw."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441559

>>441552
I nod "A teleport would be great actually."
"But first, Did you get everything you needed from that zombie Stronghooves? I'm not comfortable leaving him active if I'm not here."

Godric [Lord] 441560

>>441558
"It does, but I have to wonder how his citizens will view this."

DM 441561

>>441555
"Yes.
But I reserve judgment over the Lordblades.
A citizen is to be judged by the laws he has lived under. An outside enemy will answer to the North as a whole."
>>441556
Intact.
No damage was done as TIARA never made it into range with the weapons active.
A faint residue remains in the air from the massive shield spell that was cast to safeguard the city earlier by Rockeye's Royal Guards.
>>441557
"…isssokay~"
Sleep
'2d10'
>>441559
"I'm not very good at talking with the dead."

Roll #1 1, 1 = 2

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441562

>>441560
"Probably better than the high deciding for them."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441563

>>441561
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Liviana [Templar] 441564

>>441560
"They'll listen to their King's judgment."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441565

>>441561
Pretty good.
I go looking for those convicts before they're sentenced to death.

DM 441566

>>441561
>>441557
Neither of them can sleep.
They are too happy that you are alive.
Too worried that you are in pain.
Too sad to see you hurt.
Too excited to have you back.
And too… eager to try you out again.
>>441563
But you don't pay it any mind.
You sleep deeply and soundly, not even minding your new state.
>>441565
There are extra guards at the dungeons
"Halt. What business?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441567

>>441566
After a while, it all just shuts down.
I will wait for the others to catch up with the time.

Liviana [Templar] 441568

>>441566
"What comes next, High King?"

Godric [Lord] 441569

>>441564
"After he let outsiders solve his problems?"

>>441561
"Mm. But will their fate be decided by you alone?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441570

>>441566
"My name is Smouldering Torch, mage in service of the High King.
I'm here to ask some questions to the captured guards of TIARA."

Liviana [Templar] 441571

>>441569
"There is nothing wrong with allying yourself with a foreign power."

DM 441572

>>441568
"I will settle the exacts of Viceroy Craghoof's new status.
With TIARA… mostly intact, I will commission it to be repaired back to its original form as a construction platform. It will then join the work crews to the far north to aid in building my new capital. Northscrown."
>>441569
"I am open to council on this, if you have something to say, Blackmane."
>>441570
"Ah yes, more of his.
Please. Go on in. The east wing is reserved for just them."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441573

>>441561
"Right, that's my job after all." just look down and sigh a bit. "We can talk later.. I'm just glad you came for us, I was worried."

DM 441574

>>441573
"I'm glad you stopped TIARA in time.
…did you…
…hear about Valeriana?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441575

>>441572
Get over there.
Come in and look them over calmly.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441576

>>441574
"She told me, and I told Id, but no one else knows yet. It would have distracted from the battle."

Liviana [Templar] 441577

>>441572
"I see. It was nice to see the United North in action. It seems like you hoofled your logistics quite well for all those different factions work together like such."

Godric [Lord] 441578

>>441571
"No, but it settles wrong to resolve an internal matter like so."

>>441572
"I see no reason to pass my own judgement, as I am just an observer here. There seems to be nothing more to do to them though."

DM 441579

>>441575
A lot of them look rather beat up, while some clearly surrendered without a fight.
None are talking.
>>441576
"I can understand.
…I feel we owe much to Rockeye after this day."
>>441577
"It took a bit of doing, but the Deep Roads and Mass Teleporters proved to be just what they needed to be in a dire situation."
>>441578
"There are arts for interrogating the fallen."

441580

What sort of mood am I in for

1-5: Venus time
6-10: Get shit done

Roll #1 9 = 9

Godric [Lord] 441581

>>441579
"Are there…"

Liviana [Templar] 441582

>>441579
I nod resolutely
"A good demonstration of power if nothing else."
I look around, taking note of the signs of battle around us.
"You mentioned wanting to talk to me a while back, when we were in conference with Craghoof. You looked a little upset with me for some reason."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441583

>>441579
Get near the bars.
"All of you. Listen up, who can tell me more about…" Get out the amulet of Lavann.
"this. One of your colleagues was wearing it."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441584

>>441579
I bite my lip a little holding back tears as I nod, keeping a poker face all day is hard, at least I can pass this off as my leg bothering me. "Indeed, but we also need to credit ourselves, we were very well coordinated."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441585

>>441584
Is this a meeting with Frosty?

If so, walk in.
"We were. I feel we deserve a bit of praise, all of us."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441586

>>441585
frosty is just on the deck of TIARA so highly walk in on able.

DM 441587

>>441581
"Indeed."
>>441582
He shakes his head
"…think of nothing of it.
This day proves much about you, without need for words."
>>441583
A few look up.
Most don't care.
A couple seem to recognize it but say nothing.
>>441584
>>441585
"A grand victory all round against Equestria and its corrupting tendrils."

Liviana [Templar] 441588

>>441587
"If you say so. I was worried I had said or done something wrong. Perhaps due to a cultural difference of sorts."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441589

>>441587
"We have but secured only one step, remember. Our enemy is a beast whose many forms and weapons shift unpredictably as their might and powers that be please. Let us be happy, but not be overcome by carelessness."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441590

>>441587
Walk over to get closest to those who seem to recognize it.
"I could put in a good word for both of you. Helping me could be seen as a sign you have remorse of your deeds.
Besides I'm not asking for you to betray your former friends, I merely want information about this. For starters, where does it come from?"

DM 441591

>>441588
"To be quite honest, in all the chaos, I forgot what even made me say that."
>>441589
"Quite.
But for now, we can rest. Rest, and rebuild."
>>441590
"You're not from around here, are you?
You don't really seem to get what is about to happen to us."

Godric [Lord] 441592

>>441587
"I think I would prefer to not know."

>>441589
"Mm. If our experiences here are any indication, than we have much to learn. War has changed."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441593

>>441591
"Enlighten me."

Liviana [Templar] 441594

>>441591
I nod and sit down for a moment, taking my time to clean off my sword and equipment.
"Of course. I wont mention it any further then. How is Pumpkin and lady Valeriana doing?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441595

>>441592
>>441591
I think that's my que to shift uncomfortably and find an excuse to leave. "I'll see you back in Ironfoe." signal my minions to follow me, lean on codar for support and move to ground level.

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441596

>>441591
"Please, take your time. I will see you again when we are ready for more."

>>441592
"In many ways. You must understand the nature of the enemy we fight, the motives and thoughts of the most important individuals involved, and plan around them. Armies clashing against armies should only be allowed to occur once we have already secured victory in the shadows."

DM 441597

>>441592
"Very well."
>>441593
"I'm not sure if you've looked around much. But if you see statues out there. Statues of begging ponies. Of mourning ponies. Of chained ponies.
…those were all once criminals. Like me.
You can find their name, crime and date of execution somewhere on it if you look closely."
>>441594
"Pumpkin was taken to be… fixed… in Rockeye, by one of my most brilliant allies.
Lady Valeriana was recovered by Captain Highhorn of Rockeye, and taken there was well to rest."
>>441595
Mot much to be seen down here.
TIARA left massive footprints, and dragged a huge scar across the ground, but aside from some Timberjaw engineers assessing the damage, nobody is here.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441598

>>441597
no one alive you mean? look for any dead unicorns. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

DM 441599

>>441598
There are plenty on board, and a few who fell off during the battle, as well as several who died when they were capturing the ones fleeing.

Godric [Lord] 441600

>>441596
"An interesting view of things. While I cannot say I am comfortable with the idea of such cloak-and-dagger, I understand its necessity at times. Still, it is far more satisfying to meet the enemy face to face, either on the battlefield or in the boardroom."

Liviana [Templar] 441601

>>441597
"Hmmm… I'd like to visit them both if possible. They were in pretty bad shape while I was treating them… especially Pumpkin. To many wounds to mend on-site."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441602

>>441599
I want to gather 7 of their horns for a total of eight since I have one from earlier, and a few of the sturdier bones, grab a bag off one of the bodies to hold all that in and have stronghooves toe it for me.

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441603

>>441597
I'd examine TIARA myself if I had the knowhow.

>>441597
"Are both of them in Rockeye? I would like to speak with Highhorn."

>>441600
"I cannot say I am comfortable with any alternative. The lives of of every being in the North are at stake. What right do I have to reject a means what will save more of them? What right have I to throw soldiers to die in battle without taking every step to minimise loss?"

Godric [Lord] 441604

>>441603
"A soldier should be expected to give all for their home. The same cannot be said for those not in service to their lords who may be hurt by such underhanded methods. Besides, casualties can be minimized just as easily through training and leadership."

DM 441605

>>441601
"Feel free. The Deep Roads can take you there in no time at all."
>>441602
What are we collecting these for?
>>441603
You can probably recover the plans for it somewhere in the rebel capital.

Liviana [Templar] 441606

>>441605
I smile and nod at him.
"Thank you. We'll meet each other again soon, no doubt. Hopefully I'll have taken a bath by then."
Leave TIARA behind. As much as I would like to inspect it further, it'll have to wait. I want to visit Pumpkin first.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441607

>>441605
"Do you really want to know?" I look sideways at him, as I recount them.

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441608

>>441604
"That said, war hurts everyone. And if we are to save our people, what choice do we have but to use everything at our disposal? The needs of many come over the needs of few, and we must be stopped only through what is counter to our goals. Our personal inclinations must be stripped away if there is no reason for them."

>>441605
Hmmm.
How long to Rockeye? I'd like to see Highhorn.

DM 441609

>>441606
The trip through the Deep Road takes a little over an hour.
Pumpkin should be waking up now.
>>441607
I am bound to your will. What I want is irrelevant. But as an engineer and necromancer, I am curious.
>>441608
Highhorn is in Ironfoe right now.

Godric [Lord] 441610

>>441608
"Not necessarily, war spending can be helpful in the short term. And we both have seen the fruits of industrial development here in Timberjaw, even if the results are rather frightening.. But I agree, war provides for few. You simply achieve more with an open claw than poison. I have seen the results of such unrestricted dark acts, and all it seems to do among your own is breed rampant hatred and racism."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441611

>>441609
Indeed I should.
Time to leave Ironfoe.
What of my girls? Still sleeping? Still awake?

DM 441612

>>441611
Finally dozed off.
And you have a visitor.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441613

>>441612
Pull the sheets over them and leave the bed.
Anything to wear before leaving?
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Liviana [Templar] 441614

>>441609
Alrighty then.

>>441611
I blink in surprise as I see his shiny new parts.
"Pumpkin? You… oh crap."

>>441612
I eye the two
"… Maybe I arrived at a bad time."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441615

>>441609
I nod "They're for the big guy. I want to see if there is a way to give him telekinesis with these. "
I close my eyes feeling tired. "that looks like enough, lets head toward ironfoe."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441616

>>441610
And in the end, you achieve the most with an offering of wheat in one hoof, and poison in the other. You hope for the other to accept the wheat, but you cannot forget about what other motives the other might have in mind."

"Be well, now, I need to leave for some other matters."

Off to the Deep Roads and to Ironfoe to find Highhorn. Give Venus a good hug while we're down there.

DM 441617

>>441613
Can you even dress yourself with all that metal on you?
>>441615
Very well.
If I may add. Being undead myself, after commanding them for so long, feels quite odd. Mind-expanding even.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441618

>>441614
Look at her and back to the bed.
"They just fell asleep. We should talk outside."

Liviana [Templar] 441619

>>441618
I nod.
"Right."
Step outside.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441620

>>441617
I'm gonna shread more than a few clothes, I bet.
Make due with whatever I can find, then. Maybe a towel or something.
'1d10'
>>441619
And then outside we go.
"I'm glad to see you are all in one piece.
What happened since I left?"

Roll #1 3 = 3

DM 441621

>>441620
You put on a loose robe, which you still end up ripping, leaving you with a sort of makeshift toga.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441622

>>441617
"Really? I imagine it would be be nice, not having to worry about much of anything, Codar seems content with it." I continue toward the path. "Please go on about what you are feeling, or not feeling."

Liviana [Templar] 441623

>>441620
Not like I care that you're not wearing anything!
"We managed to stop the TIARA before it reached the capital city. Destroyed most of its legs to slow it down and buy us enough time to take on the core where we knew Rivetstrike and Rampart were hiding. As it turned out, Rampart was just a victim in all this, being forced to rework TIARA by those lordblade fellows. Both are dead though. Rampart… survived. In a sense."

Godric [Lord] 441624

>>441616
Hm. Who else is still up here?

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441625

>>441621
Goddamnit legs.
>>441623
Smile.
"It's good to know I was wrong about Rampart's fate then.
And to know my mistake didn't endanger the whole mission.
Did we suffer any other casualty?"

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441626

>>441621
How's the journey though the Deep Roads? Am I in Ironfoe yet?

Liviana [Templar] 441627

>>441625
"Kilana did get a nasty leg wound, but I think it'll heal alright."
I look at his augmentations.
"… I'm sorry for what happened to you. I didn't realize it was this serious."

DM 441628

>>441626
Yes.
Welcome here.
Liviana and Pumpkin are available.
Highhorn and Valeriana have a room at the palace.
The Teleport array here can get you to any capital.
>>441622
I never imagined my undead retained this level of… self.
>>441624
Frostmourn

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441629

>>441628
Go knock on Highhorn and Valeriana's door, then.

Godric [Lord] 441630

>>441628
Alone? Thought he would have left by now.
"Your arrival was timely. Did your forces mobilize without difficulty?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441631

>>441627
Look at the metal leg.
"It's fine. Frostmourn lived with one most of his life.
Who am I to complain."
Then, back at her.
"You and your friend made it out in one piece then? Good to hear. Must have been that prayer, the sun was watching over you."
Smile.

DM 441632

>>441629
Highhorn opens the door with telekinesis.
"Ah, Verne. Come in."
>>441630
He was inspecting the rest of TIARA along with his Northern Light soldiers.
"It took some time to get message to all forces. At first I feared only Ironfoe and Wintersgrasp would make it in time."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441633

And I was doing… something. Probably. Taking stock of the munitions leftover after Rampart's head in a jar was secured and introduced to Frosty, probably. If that hasn't been done yet, well, that gives me something to do!

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441634

>>441628
"Hmm, now that you mention that.." I say tilting a bit and pointing at the scythe on my back '1d10-1' to not hurt myself in process "Ever since I obtained this, everything I raise has a personality. Even that bird, Iris.. "

Roll #1 4 - 1 = 3

Liviana [Templar] 441635

>>441631
I chuckle.
"No doubt it was. Although I like to rely on my training and equipment as well, just in case the gods aren't listening. Still though, I'm surprised to see you in such lively shape. You were in a bad state when we left you behind."
Look at the door behind him.
"Did your friend manage to drag you all the way here on her own?"

Godric [Lord] 441636

>>441632
"We did not expect things to progress so fast. It is a wonder we were able to stop it on our own."

"You plan on appropriating this for its original design?"

DM 441637

>>441633
The High King signals you to come closer
"Crescent! Come here please. I need to ask something."
>>441634
You end up poking yourself in the butt.
How very curious. Where is it from?
>>441636
"Yes. It will help vastly in building my new capital."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441638

>>441635
Nod slowly, with a malenchonic smile on my face.
"She's just gotta save my life over and over…"

Godric [Lord] 441639

>>441637
"I am sure it will, once the repairs are done that is. What of the modifications, and other salvaged weapons from this conflict?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441640

>>441637
Well, the High King calls.
"What would you have of me, my King?"

Liviana [Templar] 441641

>>441638
"She must care very deeply about you, that must have been a long haul for her. If you don't mind me asking, that other mare, is that your wife you spoke about?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441642

>>441637
"An old lich that we stopped a while back.. Its really quite convenient, since I don't have to cast twice on a corpse to talk to it." While we walk I'll check on the corpse of my bird, was Iris being a big baby or is anything on it really broken '1d10+1'?

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441643

>>441632
"Yes, thank you."

"I came here to thank both of you, personally. Lady Valeriana Swansong, it isn't inaccurate to say that the whole reason we exist is because of you. You have given more than anyone could have asked for, and you have saved Pumpkin, my friend, once more recently."

Bow to her.

"I do not think it is possible for anyone to repay the debt we all owe you. Thank you."

Then turn to Highhorn.

"And you, I must thank you as well for saving Lady Valeriana. Might I ask, exactly how?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441644

>>441641
Nod.
"Yes."
But then, immediatly sigh, shaking my head.
"It's a miracle she didn't die of fright seeing me like this…"

Liviana [Templar] 441645

>>441644
"You are still alive, there's no doubt that's all she cares about. If anything, she must have felt relief. I think all of us did, really. I'm just sorry I couldn't do more for you."

DM 441646

>>441640
"You belong to the inner guard of my… father… correct? Ironfoe's black crests?
You must have gotten quited used to heavy armor."
>>441639
"…knowledge is power. So I will not have anything destroyed. Not entirely.
However… these… launchers are not weapons I want to see my armies adopting. powerful as they are… I fear the damage they are capable of is too great."
>>441642
Just dislodged shoulder joints.
Pop them back in and Iris will be fine.
Interesting…
…a lich? Here in the north?

>>441643
The captain looks at Valeriana, who solemnly nods to him
"…by killing her. And then giving half of my remaining lifespan to her.
We… have been talking of… sharing that lifespan."

441647

>>441646
Roll not to shed a tear because this hits me in the feels

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441648

>>441646
"Indeed. Through my training I can be nearly as mobile as even master Swansong, if necessity demands."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441649

>>441646
That silly bird. I'll pop them back now. "Yes, underground of all places. Right under your muzzle is that last place you think to look." I chuckle a bit, and then get a darker tone "You'd know all about that thou wouldn't you?"

Godric [Lord] 441650

>>441646
"Is that your personal feeling, or do you truly feel we are not ready to make use of such weapons?"

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441651

>>441646
>>441647
I quickly blink away a watery eye.

"So you are learned in Necromancy? It has saved an innumerable number of our lives, and Valeriana's is only one more. Though, I must wonder, how did you learn Nceromancy, when King Longshanks banned it? Are you perhaps, among the cabal of dark magic practitioners in Rockeye?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441652

>>441645
Take this rag off me and thow it aside, flexing the new leg and flapping the metal wing.
"The thing is… We were immortals, Liviana.
We went through much, and always came back fine."
Turn to her, touching the hole in my face with the metallic leg, making a 'ping' noise.
"This was maybe the worst hit I ever had.
While freeing what you know as Deep Roads from a horde of undeads.
We were immortal. Had a lucky streak. And now I come back home again, and she sees me without a wing, without half my face, without a heart…"
Slowly touch the plate on my chest.
"But thank you.
Without you, there would be maybe nothing else left of me."

DM 441653

>>441648
"Then I feel you may well make for a perfect addition to my latest troops."
He nods towards the Northern Lights - a group of 9 ponies in hollow Golem Armour, with golem wing packs mounted on them.
"Extensive experience with heavy armor is a must, and you seem to have just the sort of talents that would allow us to push the project to new heights."
>>441649
Delightful.
I take it you refer to the Underkingdom of legend?

>>441650
"Look around you. Think back to those who ended up on the wrong end of these weapons.
And tell me… is that the world you want to create?"
>>441651
"You can consider me something of a sanctioned dark mage. As the Mage King's apprentice, I was expected to delve deeper into magic than the normal pony."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441654

>>441653
"I am flattered you think that highly of me, your majesty."
I'll look them over from here.
"They can take those off if they wish, correct?"

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441655

>>441653
"While the Mage-King himself banned these arts? I must ask.. why were they banned in the first place? What were the Mage-King's thoughts on these sort of subjects, and those who practice it?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441656

>>441653
I nod. "Then you've heard of it. I didn't think any non-natives would have.. unless you weren't actually an equestrian?" I must be moving slowly because of this leg, I'll climb on codar's back '1d10' to do that safely.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Godric [Lord] 441657

>>441653
"No, I agree with you. These weapons are not right…at least not now. Maybe they are the future, but right now they remove the sanctity of battle in favor of something cold and destructive."

Liviana [Templar] 441658

>>441652
Wow, that's a lot of information and history to process all at once.
"I was doing my duty. We promised to help the North, and I don't plan on backing off of that promise no matter what. It was dangerous and we risked much, something I'm not sure our empress would appreciate, but we saved a lot of lives today thanks to our success. And every single last one of us contributed to that success."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441659

>>441658
He's scared, yo!

Smile and put a hoof, the good one, on your shoulder.
"Thank you."
Take a few steps back.
"Now, where is the High King? And Lady Valeriana for that matter, how is she?"

DM 441660

>>441654
"They can. Unlike my own, their suits only hook up to their bodies via small implant ports.
Though we have been toying with the idea of a… mostly golem one.
We just need a volunteer."
>>441655
"The Dark Arts - necromancy, mind magic and demonology, were banned from public teaching for reasons of security. Longshanks felt it would be dangerous to have hundreds if not thousands of potential demon summoners, mind alterers and death cheaters walking around each day.
Indeed… such a thing could even upset Grogar himself."
>>441656
I am a native of Snowborder. My mother often told me if I did not eat my oats the Underdogs would get me in my sleep and I'd be too weak to fight them off.
>>441657
"I'm glad you agree.
I will have them locked away in the far north. Where they can only be reacquired in time of great need."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441661

>>441660
"Mostly golem? How much of me, should I volunteer, would be left?"

Godric [Lord] 441662

>>441660
"Very well. But once the box is open, it is hard to close again. I may have to request the right to examine them, so I may train my own soldiers how to counteract such dread."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441663

>>441660
"So who did he allow to learn them? And speaking of great power, I do wonder if Longshanks has displayed any particular expertise towards any field of magic. I'd like to know more of him."

Liviana [Templar] 441664

>>441659
"High King Frostmourn was inspecting TIARA when I left, he seemed very pleased. I haven't been able to visit Lady Valeriana yet, but I was planning to. I'd like to see how she's faring."

DM 441665

>>441661
"Golden Oats was not entirely sure if he could work with just a brain. But just a head should be doable."
>>441662
"I will keep this in mind."
>>441663
"Longshanks personally selected trustworthy individuals to allow access to his forbidden libraries.
As for the mage king himself… he, as far as I know, has displayed mastery in nearly every known school of magic."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441666

>>441660
I smile at that. "Well, she wasn't completely wrong. He had his reasons for it, but he lost sight of what was important and real.." I shake my head "Its an error in judgement I hope not to repeat."
Keep heading toward iron foe. "when we get there.I'll want you and codar to stick to the shadows nearby. He knows the drill so follow his lead."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441667

>>441664
"Well then. I'd be honored to come along with you.
Especially to show off the beautiful mare that saved my life."
Smile at her.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441668

>>441665
"In that case, there's one who would benefit far more from this than I would. Master Rampart is, for most intents and purposes, still alive. And he is already just a head. I'm certain he would leap at the chance, so to speak, to have a body again."
I'll think for a moment.
"Though I am flattered you would offer me this chance, your majesty, I am not quite willing to give up that much of me just yet."
I'll bow slightly.
"However, during the battle I did realize the utility of having the flight pack attached to my armor. If it pleases you, I would still like to join your Northern Lights. Provided the offer is still on the table."

Liviana [Templar] 441669

>>441667
I smile coyly.
"Thanks. Frostmourn told me she is with a captain named Highhorn. I'm not sure where to find her though. Her wounds didn't seem as bad as yours, but she was very worn out when I was busy treating her."

DM 441670

>>441666
Very well.
You may arrive at any time
>>441668
"Interesting.
Very well then. I take it you don't oppose to the implants though? They aren't all that intrusive, but are vital to operating the suit."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441671

>>441665
"So he is exceptionally skilled in everything."

Yes, I need to get Nylis closer to him She'd benefit. She'd be able to create so much more.

"What developments has he made, though? Has he been at the forefront of any breakthrough? Discovered or improved anything beyond what has been known?"

441672

>>441669
Raise a brow.
"Highhorn? Oh!"
Chuckle a bit.
"Well let's see what we can do then."
>>441670
Vale's shadows are around?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441673

>>441670
I smile "You know you're not so bad for an equestrian sympathiser."
And then I arrived, going straight to find a doctor.

Godric [Lord] 441674

>>441665
I'll nod, but stay silent for now.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441675

>>441670
"Not at all."

DM 441676

>>441671
"…no."
>>441672
One. Always watching.
>>441673
I doubt I have the capacity to offend or deny you.
The royal doctors are quickly found
"Ah. You must also be returning from Timberjaw."
>>441675
"Perfect. When you feel ready, speak with Golden Oats."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441677

>>441676
Motion her forward with a smile.
"Hey there. Where is it you are hiding? Having a busy day?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441678

>>441676
I nod "I took a large wound to my leg, our field medic healed it but it still feels.. bad.. can you check it?"

DM 441679

>>441677
"Just resting.
…everything that happened really… took the life out of me."

>>441678
"Certainly. Right this way please."
He leads you to his office

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441680

>>441679
I follow him.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441681

>>441679
"Now, it wasn't so terrible, was it?
We both made it out alive."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441682

>>441676
"As you say, my king."
I suppose I should give a small report.
"Master Rampart is still attached to the remains of the combat frame at the moment. It seems TIARA was actually his response to Craghoof's ideas of compromise, and an effort to reduce the costs that were bleeding the country dry. As he spent most of his time in development, Rivetstrike, the Equestrian Lordblade, twisted Rampart's ideals and message into one of civil war."
At this I'll produce Rivetstrike's head, since I doubt it's been taken into custody.
"I thought it prudent to hold onto this for questioning, not only about the events in Timberjaw, but also as to the current strength of Equestria, and any other spies he might have been aware of."

Liviana [Templar] 441683

>>441679
>>441681
I look between the shadow and you
"Maybe… we should leave her to rest. She may need it."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441684

>>441676
"…no? So would it suffice to say that he done nothing more than learn what he could? Reminds me of what some scholars do, how they take in every word of every book, but have nothing to show for it."

"Maybe his brilliance comes in quickly learning, but learning alone does not make a good individual, understanding to form new ideas does. There has to be something…"

Going off after this. I'll wait for another response from either Highhorn or Valeriana.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441685

>>441683
Sigh.
"Maybe."
Rejoin her side.
"I have a hole in my stomach. Care for a bite?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441686

>>441597
"If you're expecting pity, you're talking to the wrong pony. You should have though about consequences before you decided to sell out your country and comrades to a psychopath."

DM 441687

>>441680
"Please lay down and tell me which leg is injured."
>>441681
"…in the end… yes.
…I would like to talk to you. In private. When you have time.
"
>>441674
"Was that all, then?"
>>441684
"The Mage King is as he is. He was a repository of near-endless knowledge of even obscure and supposedly lost magic. But as far as I know, he has never made a spell of his own."
>>441682
"…thank you.
I will have those capable of communing question it."

DM 441688

>>441686
"And what? Bow down and starve as immigrant workers stole our livelihood, protected by the laws of that excuse of a king, hell bent on making profit even at the cost of destroying our heritage?
No.
I did not want that to be the fate of my home."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441689

>>441687
"Then, by your leave, my king, I will speak with Master Oats."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441690

>>441687
Let's timeskip a bit then, after the breakfast with Liviana.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441691

>>441687
I lay down on my left side and motion to the right back leg.

Godric [Lord] 441692

>>441687
"You have interesting taste in honor guards, emperor."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 441693

>>441687
"I see. This is some.. interesting news. I will take my leave for now. Please, if there is anything I can do for you, let me know."

Night DM

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441694

>>441688
"Don't play dumb with me. You were part of Rivetstrike's elite. You should have known he never wanted to save Timberjaw, he never gave a flying feather about your livelihoods. All you cared about was whatever he paid all of you."

DM 441695

>>441689
"Give him my regards. The Lights performed perfectly."
>>441690
Meanwhile, in private, in the future, in person.
"Pumpkin… remember when I brought you back?"
>>441691
"Hmm…"
'1d10'
>>441692
"How so?"
>>441693
Night~
>>441694
"And among those payments was a return to our old ways, for those of us who would lead the reborn Timberjaw!"
Another shakes his head
"I can tell you of the crystal for a small price."

Roll #1 4 = 4

DM 441696

>>441695
>>441691
"I'm afraid the damage to the knee is extensive."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441697

>>441695
I turn to the other.
"I'm glad you're reasonable.
If it is within my power I shall procure it. Please tell me."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441698

>>441695
And with that, I'm off to Oats.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441699

>>441695
"That's been… So long ago. What, ten years now?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441700

>>441696
I nod slowly "..What do reccomend?"

Godric [Lord] 441701

>>441695
The combination of such heavy armor with your artificial wings. They would make splendid shock troops."

DM 441702

>>441697
"Have my name removed of my statue."
>>441698
UP NEXT: Northlands InterMissions: Captain Crescent of the Northern Lights!
But lets do the setup here then.
Welcome to Ironfoe. A few of your fellow guards come to meet you
"Welcome back Crescent."
"Had a good time?"
>>441699
"Yes…
…and well.. you still have plenty more to go."
>>441700
"I'm not entirely sure. Simple therapy might take quite long."
>>441701
"They are still very experimental. Few warriors have the required aptitude for such suits.
Then, I did not want to reserve the use of Golem Suits for myself any longer. So this is the first step."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441703

>>441702
"Right. That… Transfer of soul you talked about…"
Move closer, sitting next to her.
"Why did you do it, back then? Use a piece of your life for a kid you knew nothing about?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441704

>>441702
I blink.
"….Very well. I'll make sure it happens. I'll do it myself if I have to. What is your name?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441705

>>441702
I sigh closing my eyes. "that bad huh?" .. "Time is.. expensive doc.."

Godric [Lord] 441706

>>441702
"Mm. Sound. So what of the rest of these lands?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441707

>>441702
"Oh yes, climbing a giant walking city and getting shot at is my idea of a grand old time. Saw the new guard, too. Golden Oats outdid himself with those suits."

Imminent Domain 441708

Right. I'll have to see Frosty, I think.

DM 441709

>>441703
"Because I had hope I'd find in you what I lost with Whisperwind.
And I was right.
Please… sit down and…
…just give me a hug. This next part may hurt."
>>441705
"Well not much else I can do, unless I transplant in a new bone or just replace the whole thing."
>>441706
"Timberjaw will remain in the command of Craghoof, and I believe Rampart will be more than pleased to meet his old friend again."
>>441708
He is on TIARA.
>>441707
"You actually got to see them!?"
"Wow… what were they like?"

Imminent Domain 441710

>>441709
Did I ever leave? I think that's where I am, too.

Observe, what's he doing?

441711

>>441709
Pls mom.
I'm scared already.
"H-hey. It's okay. Relax. I'm here…"
Hug her.

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Godric [Lord] 441712

>>441709
"I would hope so, though he may be in for a bit of a shock. I am surprised he is still capable of speech at all."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441713

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441714

>>441709
"Impressive, to say the least. Their suits probably weigh more than this, thanks to the wing packs."
I'll tap my armor.
"But they did their job, and they did it well. Though I think together with master Rampart, master Oats may be able to improve them even further."

Liviana [Templar] 441715

And back.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441716

Liviana [Templar] 441717

>>441685
"Sure I do. Do you think your partner and wife would be up for it as well? Or do you think they'd rather stay and rest?"

Imminent Domain 441718

>>441715
Meanwhile, in another time and place, I would like to seek out Venia.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441719

>>441709
"I.. how long are we talking?" I look at the doctor "I felt it snap back there doc, our healers did an amazing job and I was surprised when I could walk again.. " I think back to pumpkin wondering how bad off he ended.. he was outright missing a wing last I saw.. "Can you.. tell me is swangsong, a pegasus, blue, was he in here anywhere? Did you see him?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441720

>>441717
"I fear they haven't slept well tonight. As I said, they just fell asleep.
Is your friend joining us?"

DM 441721

>>441710
Chatting with Godric it seems
>>441711
"…I gave up all I had left to do it again, after those rockets hit.
And in turn… Highhorn gave of his life… so that I could keep going.
I never asked for it. But he did it anyway.
…we're discussing the possibility of sharing that life now."
>>441704
"Restful Rain.
…the crystal is a talisman showing devotion to Lavan. An old fire god. I guess you took it off Firesprite. He did always pride himself in his faith."
>>441714
"Rampart?"
"Wasn't that guy, you know, the enemy?"
>>441719
"Could be months.
And yes, Swansong is around. A few rooms down the hall."

Venia [Battlemage] 441722

>>441718
Well now. Last I heard, I'm in palace Wintergrasp being all retired and shit.

Liviana [Templar] 441723

>>441720
"Ah. That's a shame. I'd have liked to get to know them better. Donrick is still over at TIARA, figured his expertise could come in handy."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441724

>>441721
"Restful Rain, I'll make sure nopony remembers your name. And this Firesprite, did he ever talk about where he learned his beliefs, where he got this talisman?"

Imminent Domain 441725

>>441721
"When you have a moment, Your Majesty."

>>441722
Then, following the protocols of the elders of the northlands, I'll send you a letter inviting you to tea in a couple days.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441726

>>441721
"Well.. I.." I close my eyes again "can you measure me for fake, and tell him Kilana's here. He can send peaches after me if he's not up an about yet."

Venia [Battlemage] 441727

>>441725
You could just barge in and ask to see me. I'm probably extremely bored by sitting here doing nothing all day already!

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441728

>>441721
"Not by choice. Turns out his second-in-command imprisoned him and incited the civil war, and they used some weird form of necromancy to attach a second brain to his suit that kept him in line. Once that was dealt with, he regained control of himself. And now he is a valuable asset to the North."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441729

>>441721
Wait, let that sink in for a minute.
Let the metal rest upon her coat and try to feel what life is left with my other leg.
"S-so you…"
Squeeze her tight, starting to bawl.
"W-why… Idiot.
I had my c-chance!
It was my mistake!
T-twice! Y-you did it twice!"
>>441723
"Didn't blow it up too much, I take?"

Imminent Domain 441730

>>441727
That wouldn't be polite enough! You forget that I am very concerned with order and good manners.

I do hope you'll join me in the courtyard.

Liviana [Templar] 441731

>>441729
"As I mentioned before, we took out most of its legs to buy us enough time to take out Rivetstrike and Stronghooves. We also destroyed some of the weapon systems. Nothing that can't be repaired though. The weapon systems will be removed anyway."

Venia [Battlemage] 441732

>>441730
Fiiine. I'll put on my crystal armor for the occasion.
"Id, it's so nice to see you!"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441733

>>441731
"Kind of disgusting, in a way.
Did you find out what it was to begin with? How could somepony think that monster up?"

Liviana [Templar] 441734

>>441733
"We found out that it was used as a mobile construction platform at first, designed by Rampart to make construction of large structures quicker and cheaper. Rivetstrike forced him to help retrofit it into a machine of war."

Imminent Domain 441735

>>441732
Give a short bow. "The pleasure and privilege is all mine, Your Grace, Queen Venia, Lady of Wintersgrasp."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441736

>>441734
Try to suppress a smirk.
"R-really now?"

DM 441737

>>441724
"He started wearing it after he took a long trip north. Somewhere in the Northscrown mountains. He never was too specific, just mentioned buying this old map he thought was really neat, and later realizing it had some markings on it. He then spent a vacation looking for the marked spot, and came back with that."
>>441725
"Any time. What's on your mind?"
>>441726
"I'll send a message."
EY PUMPKIN YO ZIGGA NEEDS HER MAIN CHICKEN
>>441728
"Sounds gruesome"
"Anyway, the king asked to inform you to meet him if you show up."
>>441729
"You were worth it, my son…"
She pets your mane a bit

Venia [Battlemage] 441738

>>441735
I wave a hoof
"Id Please. No need to be so formal with me, you know that! What brings you to Wintergrasp all on your own?"

Liviana [Templar] 441739

>>441736
I give a curt nod
"Really. Rampart was just a victim in all this. He never even wanted a war at all."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441740

>>441737
"I see. I'll be along presently."
And away I go, to meet Deep Rock. While doing the proper procedure and giving him enough notification so that I can be summoned into the chamber, as is proper protocol. You don't just barge in on a throne room, after all.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441741

>>441737
"Thank you." I'll just wait for a reply

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441742

>>441737
Goddamnit momma. Fucking hell why.
"T-there has to be something I can do to… Yeah, find that life back! There has to be a way!"
>>441739
"And what was Rivetstrike's angle in all this?"
>>441726
I am totally following and did not entirely miss this whole conversation!
Trot in… Where are we?

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441743

>>441737
"I don't suppose you've ever seen that map? Or did he mention he still had it?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441744

>>441742
I'm in the doctor's office laying down. "You're okay, and here." I give a small smile and motion for you to come over.

Liviana [Templar] 441745

>>441742
She kinda explained all this here already >>441623
I'll just blame it on brain damage.

"I'm sure you are familiar with the Equestrian lordblades already? They wanted to destabilize the region. More worrying is the fact that their ultimate goal was to integrate Timberjaw into Snowborder. This could mean a number of things…"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441746

>>441737
"Troubling revelations with regards to the mechanism itself. Unfortunate that we seem to meet on such dire circumstances as of late. The North never seems to escape a constant state of dire circumstances."

>>441738
"By the grace of the eternal northern states and the imperial edict of His Majesty, High King of the United North, it is his will that by the constitution of the estate of the empire – both held in demesne and vassal – be bound in all righteous familiarity of person and likeness as they are in law and formality through both courtier and court-holder."

Pour some tea.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441747

>>441744
Walk with a smile over to her.
"And you look like a battle hardened hero.
What's up?"
>>441745
Smart!
Widen my eye.
"This… Well, it's good the north had heroes like you to stop it."
I need a drink!

DM 441748

>>441740
"Presenting Black Crest Elite Waxing Crescent."
You can't help but notice one of the now-familiar shadows sitting near the queen's throne. Maybe it had always been there, but you never realized until you met a few in person.
The king looks upon you
"I think it's time I got a report on my son."
>>441742
"Shh…
The greatest gift you can give me is that you find a way to spend that life I've given you as well as possible."
>>441746
"One day we will have lasting peace. One day…"
>>441743
"Oh I've seen it. Last I saw it was still hanging on his wall. That was… about a week ago."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441749

>>441748
I nod.
"In the old rebel capital, I take it?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441750

>>441748
Don't let go of her.
"What should I do mother… What should I do…"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441751

>>441747
"You're the one that's battered bro." I touch the nearest metal part of you staring at your good eye. "the only thing wrong with me a leg, rivetstike went after me hard once I stole his partner.."

Liviana [Templar] 441752

>>441747
I smile slightly
"I didn't exactly figure this out on my own. Smouldering and Id especially managed to find out a lot thanks to their magical abilities. Useful stuff, that."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441753

>>441748
"On to the present, however. Are you familiar with how the mechanism worked?"

Venia [Battlemage] 441754

>>441746
"Thank you."
I wave a hoof dismissively.
"A waste of time if you ask me. But if you insist, sure."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441755

>>441754
Blink. "The tea? A waste of time? I could get something else. It's not important that we have tea."

Venia [Battlemage] 441756

>>441755
"No, the formalities. The tea is very nice!"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441757

>>441751
"Rivetstrike…"
Sigh and lay next to her, looking carefully at her leg, planting a small kiss on the injuried hoof.
"Here, now the hurt should be gone."
Look back at her with a smile.
>>441752
"I'm gonna have to congratulate with both of them, too."
>>441748
Alcohol where.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441758

>>441756
"In any case, what I meant in summation is that the High King prefers his courtiers like each other for some reason. Hence, tea."

Chuckle a little.

DM 441759

>>441749
"Small town near it."
>>441750
"What your hea-
…what you feel is right."
>>441753
"From what I understood, it was some kind of gestalt golem."
>>441757
In Ironfoe?
Ask the servants to bring some.

Liviana [Templar] 441760

>>441757
I nod.
"You really should. They both deserve it. All of the others do, really. I'm impressed with how things worked out in the end."

Venia [Battlemage] 441761

>>441758
I blink.
"Well in any case, you don't need to keep up the formal tone around me. Frankly… it makes me feel uncomfortable when ponies do that. I still haven't gotten used to it after all these years."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441762

>>441757
I giggle a bit "If only it were so simple."
"It seems like I could end up like frosty.. I just wanted someone here with me while I decided.."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441763

>>441759
"Thank you for coorperation. I'll uphold my part of the deal, you can have my word on that."
I nod at him and walk away.
I enquire from the guards when their trial is scheduled.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441764

>>441759
Take a long breath, stroking her mane with my good arm.
"You should stop this."
>past
ALCOHOL FOR THE ALCOHOL GOD!
>>441760
"And Frostmourn.
Feels like I haven't seen him in ages."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441765

>>441762
Look at her seriously for a moment.
"Are you in a hurry, zigga?"

DM 441766

>>441763
"Some day in the future once this whole United North stuff is dealt with and we've cleaned out the ruins."
>>441764
"Stop loving you?
Never."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441767

>>441748
"Past due, actually. But now that the civil war in Timberjaw has been settled, I can report in full."
Helmet off, and I'll bow.
"He is growing well, and though impetuous, can be fairly diplomatic as the situation warrants. He's still young, but he is surrounded by many advisers and some close friends. With vicequeen Venia's retirement and Lady Radiant's departure, however, those friends and advisers are swiftly being replaced with servants. Some of whom would obey his whims without question. I have tried to keep him on a kingly path, though that has proven somewhat difficult after the representatives from the Trotantine empire arrived. The mares hardly wear anything, and that is a temptation that can be ill-afforded. Master Swansong keeping more than one mare is bad enough influence as it is."
After a small breath, I'll continue.
"The Timberjaw conflict was resolved peaceably, for the most part, and King Frostmourn managed to reconcile both factions without further bloodshed on their part. However, TIARA and its crew was deployed by the Equestrian Lordblade Rivetstrike, who had infiltrated Timberjaw and incited the civil war. It was headed for Snowborder, to annex it into Equestria, or so I was led to believe. I'm certain you are aware of the deployment of the Northern Lights, and I'm pleased to report that they have performed marvelously."
Was that everything?
"When I was dismissed to inform Golden Oats of their success, and inform him of a new volunteer, King Frostmourn was speaking with Viceroy Godric, Lady Liviana of Trotantine, and master Rampart of Timberjaw, who until that point had been imprisoned by the Lordblade Rivetstrike."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441768

>>441766
"Is it true the sentence will be they'll be turned into statues?"

Liviana [Templar] 441769

>>441764
"He'll no doubt swing by to see you soon himself."
I pat him on the good shoulder with a hoof.
"I should leave you to catch more rest. It's not smart of me to tire you out like this…"
Get up.
"Are you… in pain right now?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441770

>>441761
"As you wish. Are you first generation nobility?"

>>441759
"Yes, my understanding as well. And you intend to use it to build your capital."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441771

>>441762
>>441765
Knock on the door.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441772

>>441766
Chuckle a bit.
"Stop doing this.
Coming to the frontlines."
Sigh heavily.
"Stop dying inside just for a street rat…"
>>441769
Grin at her.
"Pain never bothered me.
Call it a perk of my training."
>>441771
Raise an ear.

441773

>>441772
"Hmmm… that sounds like something Donrick would say."
Inure pain on him.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441774

>>441765
I pause "Time is a precious thing.. I don't know that I can afford to be on bed rest just now." I look sad "But, I have no idea where anyone else is either, last I saw them they were at TIARA still. Id and Nylis both tried so hard to help it.. but when I felt it snap I just kind of accepted it but they couldn't.. and.." I take a deep breath. "please, can you have peaches find Id, just don't leave, I need someone here.."

DM 441775

>>441768
"It is tradition.
You get a lot more lifelike decoration for the parapets from plaster-encased criminals than from carved stone."
>>441770
"That was the plan.
Northscrown, as I will call it, needs large slabs of precisely cut crystal to be hauled great distances. TIARA will be great for that."
>>441767
The king listens with a smile
"…good boy…
You have performed well, Crescent. If there is something you wish from me, I feel now is a good time to ask."
>>441772
"Don't call me names, punk. I may have spent years in a gutter eating vermin to live, but I got better."
>>441773
You remind him that pain exists.
Sharp, horrible pain.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441776

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441777

>>441771
…! "Come in?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441778

>>441775
"Yes. And excavation projects in the Deep Roads, no doubt, if it can fit."

>>441777
Step inside.

"I see Pumpkin beat me here. That's a little embarrassing, considering I still have all of my legs."

Godric [Lord] 441779

>>441775
"You must have been planning this for some time."

Venia [Battlemage] 441780

>>441770
I nod resolutely
"Yes I am, didn't you know? I was actually born in Equestria. My parents were adventurers, always on the move. It's… sort of a family thing."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441781

>>441773
>>441775
Shrug it off.
'1d10'
>mommy
Chuckle a bit.
"You know I meant the other rat in this room~"
>>441774
"Peaches is res-"
>>441777
>>441778
Stand up, turn to Id and smile.
"Turns out metal isn't so bad after all."

Roll #1 4 = 4

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441782

>>441778
"Id! come here you wonderful handsome donkey." I smile "You don't even need to read my mind to know when I want you here."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441783

>>441775
"I see. That's one way to deal with it I guess.
Who takes care of these statues and creates them? The guards or is there a specific pony in charge?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441784

>>441775
I'll think a moment.
"Do you think it would be possible for mastersmith Narpa to combine one of the Mountainbreakers into my axes?"

441785

>>441775
>>441781
I wince.
"I'm sorry! I'm sorry! That was a terrible moment to miscast a spell like that!"
pls
Undo the pain!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441786

>>441780
Give her a look of surprise. "Equestrian, too? I didn't know. Most of my knowledge of the Northlands is theoretical. I've been living under a proverbial rock – and a literal rock ceiling – for a little more than a decade."

>>441781
Nod. "Good to hear it suits you. You look good. Healthy. I imagine you'll be back on the front in a week."

>>441782
Trot over and put a hoof on her leg.

"I was worried. I don't like to see you getting hurt."

DM 441787

>>441778
"Possibly. Though that is for the future."
>>441779
"Many years. Indeed many of my past actions have been leading up to this."
>>441781
"Well take it from one filthy sewer rat to another: you are worth everything I have given you."
>>441783
"We have a few who specialize in the actual statue making process, but the executions can be done by anyone."
>>441784
"I will see to it that he is tasked with that."
>>441785
You know, stomping out a fire works.
Stomping out pain does not.

Liviana [Templar] 441788

>>441787
I just look at him with a horrified expression.
"I'm… sorry I just wanted to… oh gods…"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441789

>>441787
"…anyone? How does this work?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441790

>>441787
"I was referring to a specific project."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441791

>>441786
rolling for how watery my eyes are right now. '1d10'
"You worked so hard to fix it, but its still not right Id."
>>441781
"I'm sorry.. I'm so selfish."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Godric [Lord] 441792

>>441787
I chuckle at that.
"So all this time, the king has been ruling without a throne? How amusing."

Donrick [Smith] 441793

Where did Liviana wonder again?

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441794

>>441785
>>441787
Okay, remain very still, a calm expression on my face.
'1d10'
"Really, this is not a problem.
I just had a piece of iron a hoof long driven through my shoulder, I can handle a little miscast."
>>441786
"Not if I can avoid it."
Give a short laugh.
>>441791
"Ush, you took down a monster, you have all right to want some rest.
Want me to leave you two alone?"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Venia [Battlemage] 441795

>>441786
"Well to be completely fair, I was only born in Equestria. My parents had no place to call home because all they did was travel. We stayed at inns, taverns and or just slept under the stars if the weather allowed for it. I do have family living in Equestria though and others who are still traveling all over the known world."
I smile wistfully.
"Hell, I've almost spend as much time in the North as I have in Equestria."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441796

>>441787
"Thank you. Also, I was notified that I am to be assigned to the Northern Lights, so I am to report to master Oats."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441797

>>441794
Nod at that "Don't go far, I need as many warm bodies near me as I can get." I smile.

Liviana [Templar] 441798

>>441793
I'm trying my hardest to give Pumpkin a agonizing death.

>>441794
I just bow my head sadly.
"I'm… so sorry. Please forgive me for this… I don't know what is wrong with my magic right now."

DM 441799

>>441789
"Well you know. Anyone qualified. So any guard, for example.
We ask the condemned if they repent, then execute them, and base the statue on their reply."
>>441790
"That we can do without TIARA."
>>441792
"I had used my birthplace, Wintersgrasp."
>>441796
The king raises a brow
"An impressive position.
Go on then. You deserve it well."
His workshop is on the lower level

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441800

>>441791
Sigh. "This is the cost of battle. And a reminder of why we fight for peace. So that nopony has to suffer like this."

Rub my hoof up and down the leg, gently massaging the muscle.

Talk to her mentally, '1d10+3'

How are you feeling?


>>441794
Nod. "I know the feeling."

>>441795
"Not to doubt your loyalty, of course. You know how I feel about Rockeye, and that's where I spent all of my life."

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441801

>>441799
"I would very much like to speak with Timberjaw's master golemcrafters and see if there are willing educators among them."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441802

>>441799
"By your leave, then."
And I'll put my helmet back on and head down to Oats' workshop, bowing as I leave the king's chamber.

Donrick [Smith] 441803

>>441798
Well if you are in public I might find you and observe.

Venia [Battlemage] 441804

>>441800
"Hmmm… Rockeye. It's been a while since I last was there. I have fond memories of it, it really did appeal to my mage side."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441805

>>441800
"It is a reminder.."
I feel.. confused.. Id I have to tell you something: after I saw pumpkin torn apart I had prepared a plan.. an idea.. that If lost a leg I would use it in Codar, try to connect us mentally, so he would be able to respond instantly to me.. I was ready to accept this when I felt the painful snap, but you said it wasn't good to be okay with losing the leg and I.. I want you to be happy

Liviana [Templar] 441806

>>441803
We're in Rockeye or Ironfoe. I'm not exactly sure which one. I figured Donrick would have stayed behind with TIARA for a bit to inspect it.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441807

>>441799
"Interesting….so the executioner would have to tell the statue crafters of exactly what happened during the execution itself?"

Godric [Lord] 441808

>>441799
"So I heard. It seems to be prospering under the lady Venia. Do you plan to leave its governance to her?"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441809

boop
everyone is off on their own?

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441810

>>441807
"Would I be qualified to handle such an execution?"

Donrick [Smith] 441811

>>441806
I can always go back there if they really need me.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441812

>>441787
Pull back slightly, still embracing her, to look her in the eyes.
"But you should stop now.
It's been so long. You deserve some rest."
>>441797
"Hey, talk like that and Peach will get jaelous."
Smile, but start making my way for the door.
"Anyway Kila…"
Shake the metal leg.
"It's not the same."
Leave.
>>441798
"Might just be stress.
Have you slept since the battle?"

DM 441813

>>441801
"I suggest starting with Rampart."
>>441802
He is not here it seems. Just a younger mare.
>>441807
>>441810
"…Are you trained in executions? They require a certain touch you know."
>>441808
"Indeed. To her and to my cousin, Viceroy Unyielding Anvil."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441814

>>441812
I smile at that. "Jealous of a broken old zebra, I think not." wave at you as you leave.

Liviana [Templar] 441815

>>441812
"No…"
I sigh and run a hoof through my mane.
"I will soon enough."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441816

>>441813
Hm.
"Excuse me, miss? Where might I find Master Oats?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441817

>>441813
"Well, I haven't received any official training but I have experience in killing.
The reason I am asking is because I was part of the team that infiltrated TIARA and a lot of my friends got seriously hurt by scoundrels like them.
….I want a chance for revenge."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441818

>>441804
"Oh, yes the state itself is quite pleasant on the surface, but I'd rather not speak of such dreary things. How has the capital kept you?"

>>441805
I don't understand how it would work… but if you decide to do it, I will support you. It's just… why don't you use a smaller bone, like one from the inner ear?


>>441813
"Perhaps."

I'll go find him.

Godric [Lord] 441819

>>441813
"I admit, I am curious as to what system you plan to eventually set in place. You refer to us as 'viceroys,' yet you wish to leave the governance of our homelands to us? Where does that leave you, building a palace above our heads?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441820

>>441815
Shake my head slowly.
"This will not do. Let me find you a place to rest."
>>441813
I need to stop a servant and find a room for Liviana.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Venia [Battlemage] 441821

>>441818
"I honestly shouldn't complain. I guess I'm a little lost as to what to do with myself. I'm not used to sticking to one place anymore. It feels… strange."

Liviana [Templar] 441822

>>441820
"Pumpkin please, I'll be fine. You should be the one resting."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441823

>>441818
Because.. Valerianna, told me that her shadows can and her communicate the way they do because they are actually a part of her.. and if I part of me was coming off anyway It wouldn't go to waste.. also, considering how much both that pumpkin and valerianna have shortened their lifespans, I feel.. I don't have forever to figure this out.. I thought this would be an easy choice, but.. Its not.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441824

>>441813
Can I go see how Pumpkin is doing in Ironfoe?

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441825

>>441818
I pull you closer to me in a hug. resting my head on your shoulder.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441826

>>441822
"Well that just won't happen until I know you have rested, now! So stop fighting it and let me help."
>>441824
Hey, it's a party!

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441827

>>441821
"Certainly it beats being blown up, I'm sure." Chuckle.

>>441823
I know your goals are important to you, but you can't forget to live and enjoy yourself while you live. You're right – none of us have forever. You don't want to realize later on that you forgot to live life, too. I enjoy my research, so I am satisfied in knowing that whatever happens, I lived my life doing what I loved. Do you feel the same?


>>441825
Climb up next to her on the next so we can hug closer.

DM 441828

>>441816
"Huh?
Ah. Master Oats is out for supplies.
…can I help you, mister…?"
>>441817
"An executioner's job is not one of reveppfffffHAHAHAHAAA oh boy almost made myself believe that one.
Sure. I know how you feel.
How many do you want?"
>>441818
His head was taken to the Unbreakable City
>>441819
"I would like to consider myself a watchman of unity and goodwill.
I have no interest in ruling the world. Only in seeing it not rip itself asunder. So all my kings still rule their homes, and need only answer to me if they feel they have been acted unjustly upon.
My position is to prevent any future civil wars, to settle conflicts, and to otherwise ensure stability."
>>441824
Go ahead.
>>441820
"Certainly. One will be readied at once."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441829

>>441828
"Waxing Crescent. A recent addition to the Northern Lights. And you are, miss?"

Liviana [Templar] 441830

>>441826
>>441828
I sigh.
"Well… I guess I don't have any excuses left then."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441831

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441832

>>441830
Smile at her.
"Good.
And if I see Donrick or anypony comes to look for you, I will send them over. Deal?"

Venia [Battlemage] 441833

>>441827
"Honestly? I really wanted to come along. Not that I want to get blown up, mind you, but I was worried sick… and then what happened to Pumpkin and Valeriana…"
I shudder
"I should have been there."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441834

>>441828
>>441826
I approach the both of you, bowing before Liviana.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441835

>>441827
I shake my head
I worked and it was fulfilling.. but it was empty compared to seeing you smile.

Id, I want to go to the underkingdom, under it. to look for a way to mend living souls, to fix pumpkin, and valerianna and highhorn..
the underking might have known something. and if this works I would be safer..
..but maybe you're right about a smaller bone..Id, it will take a lot of therapy to heal..

and ID, I want you at my side when I go.

DM 441836

>>441829
"Windy Valley. Assistant Golemancer.
…I take it you are here for implantation?"
>>441812
"And the north needs me.
..and now.. so does Highhorn."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441837

>>441836
"Yes. And to inform master Oats of a volunteer for his experiment."
I'll take off my helmet.
"I hope you don't my intrusion until he returns, Lady Valley?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441838

>>441828
"I guess 2 or 3 will do, when the time comes. Would you allow me to pick them out?
When I was in there, I saw a few I met earlier in TIARA…"

Godric [Lord] 441839

>>441828
"You certainly go to much trouble to meddle, especially for a noble. But I do owe you for it."
I take off.
"I shall return to the castle if you have further need of me."

Liviana [Templar] 441840

>>441832
"I-"

>>441834
Oh god, it's that strange pony.
"… Yes?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441841

>>441833
Shake my head. "It was reconnaissance, like when we split up at the mansion. He wouldn't have let you go with him. And I was there when he got back. I'm a surgeon, and no one can tell you better than I can that nothing could have been done."

>>441835
Nod.

Then I'll go with you. I've read of the Underkingdom, but as they say, a minute in the field is worth hours in the library.

But for me this is more than just studies and colleagues.

I want to go to make sure you're alright.


Give her a little nuzzle.

>>441828
How unfortunate. Well, I'll head over, then.

DM 441842

>>441837
She looks at you for a moment with a little smile, then looks away
"Uh.. of course not…
…um…
Make yourself at… home?"
>>441838
"Help yourself pal."
>>441839
"Thank you for standing at my side."
>>441841
The city is in a state of relief. Couples are crying and hugging in the streets. Flags are waving. United North soldiers are pulling out.

Venia [Battlemage] 441843

>>441841
"I could have still provided support where needed. Fought. Helped out."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441844

>>441834
"Hey there Ambrosia. Had fun with TIARA?"
>>441840
"Shh, everything will be alright. Just rest."
>>441836
Rest my head on her shoulder, squeezing one last time before letting go.
"And you have hearnt that rest with him."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441845

>>441840
"Hello."

>>441844
"Yes."
I look at his wounds and golemparts
"But you are wounded. That is not good. Or fun."

DM 441846

>>441844
"No rest for the wicked my boy.
…but maybe just a little nap will do no harm."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441847

>>441842
To be honest, I'd find it slightly odd if she didn't find how I look funny.
"Thank you."
And I'll take a seat somewhere along the edge of the room, out of the way.
"So, how long have you been master Oats' assistant, Lady Valley? Last I knew he didn't have any apprentices or assistants."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441848

>>441842
How pleasant for them. With all that cheer, I doubt anyone will stop me on my way, then. Let's head into the castle proper and find Rampart's head.

>>441843
"You fight the long fight. Any soldier can bruise a hunk of metal. You're the only one in the world that can do what you are doing."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441849

>>441845
Scoff.
"Nothing big.
And one way or the other I will have to learn to live with this."
>>441846
"Right… Just a little rest."
Sigh and lay on the ground.
"So… How much is it?"

Liviana [Templar] 441850

>>441845
"Do you need me for something?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441851

>>441841
I sigh letting myself feel. "You know back there, you were really brave."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441852

>>441851
Laugh a little and start massaging her leg muscle again. "I don't know if that's the word, but thank you."

Venia [Battlemage] 441853

>>441848
"Maybe so…"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441854

>>441849
"Yes, but it's not natural. It looks painful."

>>441850
"No, Lady Liviana. I only wished to see if Pumpkin is okay."

Godric [Lord] 441855

>>441842
Nod in assent, and let's fly to the castle~

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441856

>>441852
slowly move you hoof away from it,
that's still tender dear..

..you're sure you want me to keep it and take therapy?

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441857

>>441854
Look at her faking a pout.
"It's that ugly?"

DM 441858

>>441847
"I was allowed a chance after I recovered from my injuries… That was a few months ago.
I'm a sculptor by trade and… well… proved useful."
She stays silent for a moment, then audibly swallows
"I-if you want… I can… uh… do the… preliminary checks… for the implants?"
>>441848
The guards at the gates check you
"What business?"
>>441849
"You should have another forty odd years.
I should have about thirty. Maybe a bit more."
>>441855
Taking a teleport is faster.
In either case, welcome home, hero king.
Your waifu awaits. As do your citizens.

Liviana [Templar] 441859

>>441854
>>441858
"Alright… I guess I can rest then. Good night, both of you."
Head inside my room and rest for a while. I'm not really sure if I should timeskip or what.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441860

>>441853
"Besides. I guarantee you won't find tea this good in an MRE."

Take a sip.

>>441856
I want you to do what you want. But… I think you should take Pumpkin's words with merit. He has prosthetics and he said just before he left that it's not the same…

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441861

>>441858
"I'm here to see Master Engineer Rampart."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441862

>>441858
"I see no harm in it, I suppose. It will save time."
I'll start shucking pieces of armor, and then pause.
"I don't suppose you would mind looking away for a moment?"

Venia [Battlemage] 441863

>>441860
I smile at that.
"That's true. I don't want to get too comfortable though. I don't like taking all this wealth for granted. I have to remember my roots."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441864

>>441858
Wince.
"It's all my fault. Both times…"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441865

>>441863
"A wise policy. Do you still visit your family? Go out among the people, rather than keeping cooped up in the palace?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441866

>>441842
The executions aren't now right? I just have to pick them out right now?
In that case, I'll pick Restful Rain, that other guy that argued with me, and another random one.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441867

>>441857
I take a step back
"I did not mean to offend you. I don't understand golemcraft, but I know Frosty has a golem leg too. Legs out of stone… seem strange. How does it work?"

Godric [Lord] 441868

>>441858
I didn't know if they were set up or not. Oh well. Has anything changed much in my absence?

Venia [Battlemage] 441869

>>441865
I shake my head
"My mother died years ago, my father long before that. Aside from that… most of my family is either too far away or constantly on the move and impossible to track. But I do get around yes, I'd get crazy if I were to stay inside all day. Plenty of ponies to talk to around here, just no real action."
I sigh slightly
"Doesn't help that I can't drink alcohol anymore too… or spar."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441870

>>441860
I smile softly. "Thank you for coming here.."
I hope he kisses me now

DM 441871

>>441861
"Ah yes I think I saw you earlier. Go ahead."
His parter snickers
"Ahem. He has been placed in a room with a view."
>>441862
"Wouldn't you like help with that?"
she looks a bit red in the face, but has a twinkle in her eye
>>441864
"Shut up before I shut you up.
We're both alive, and that's what count right now."
>>441866
They are probably days away.
The guard marks them down
"Right. Have a good one buddy."
>>441868
Not much. A bit of extra snowfall. Someone made a snowpony in the courtyard.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441872

>>441867
"Oh, this one is not stone. It's metal. And… Quite frankly I have no idea, we should ask Oats."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441873

>>441871
Laugh at that.
"Okay. Okay."
Stand up with a smile.
"Think I should go and apologize to Highhorn?
You know, for what happened last time…"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441874

>>441872
"… Oatmeal?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441875

>>441871
"I am quite familiar with my armor, thank you."
I'll think a moment. She's going to be seeing everything anyway, since she's master Oats' assistant…
"But if you wish to offer some assistance, then be my guest."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441876

>>441871
"Thank you very much, sir.
If there's any way I can ever repay you, don't hesitate to ask."

Now it shouldn't be too hard to substitute another name for Restful Rain, when the time comes.

So, how long is it to the rebel capital?

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441877

>>441874
"Nah, a pony. Golden Oats.
Come with me, we should meet him."

TO GOLDEN OATS WE GO!

Godric [Lord] 441878

>>441871
A pony, hm? What a rare sight here. This might be a good omen.
Let's go check in on my lady. I hope she has been adjusting well.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441879

>>441869
Think a moment. "Ah, your old partner must have been Lady Radiant. Perhaps I'll have to refer the Trotanites here… You might find something in common with them."

>>441870
Cheeky.


Kissu.

>>441871
Raise a brow, but don't comment. "Very good, then."

Go seek him out.

DM 441880

>>441873
"If you want to.
I can take you there and leave you two in private."
>>441875
She smirks a bit but then tries her best to look professional
"Right. As all the suits are custom built, I will need to take some measurements.
…now… lets get this old thing off you so I can start."
Helping.
Rolling to keep it professional. Venia did tell her off before… '1d10'
>>441876
You can make it to the town mentioned before nightfall.
>>441878
She's looking out the window in one of the higher rooms, pretending to not notice you.
>>441879
His head is on a small pedestal by a window, overlooking the capital
Enter.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Venia [Battlemage] 441881

>>441879
"What? Oh no, it's not that… although I do miss Radiant as well."
I shake my head
"But you know, I'm pregnant. I heard drinking is bad and I can't imagine sparring and fighting being any better."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441882

>>441880
And I'll just help on any latches she can't get. Years of practice makes it easy.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441883

>>441880
No time to waste then.
I'll report to Frosty later.

Go to the rebel capital and meet up with the old rebel captain.
"Hello again, captain. How are the rebels doing?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441884

>>441880
"I could use the walking exercise, I guess. Where is he? No need to take me there, you know."
Smile a bit.
Oats?

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441885

>>441877
"Golden Oats? Okay."
Follow him.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441886

>>441881
Chuckle uneasily. "Right, right. I guess.. I hadn't ever thought of it like that. Perhaps you'd instead prefer to join me for tea and philosophy some time? It has become something of a passtime of mine when I have His Majesty's ear."

>>441880
"It is a privilege, Master Rampart. Perhaps you remember me?"

DM 441887

>>441877
>>441874
>>441885
>>441884
You end up running into him in the palace as he returns with various tools and materials.
"Ah. Swansong. I see you're up and about."
>>441880
>>441875
She keeps her hooves to herself, helping you get the armor off.
She does bite her lip a bit as she observes what is found underneath.
"Please store the armor somewhere and follow me to the side room. Might as well do the measuring there rather than move the equipment here."

DM 441888

>>441886
Your voice is familiar. Forgive me if I don't turn to look at your face, but I lack the ability to.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441889

>>441887
"Very well."
And I'll pile my armor up in the corner, well out of the way. Then I'll follow her into the other room.

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441890

>>441879
I blush as we kiss, holding you just behind you floppy ear.
well, it worked~
and release after a comfortable time staring at you a little.

"Well, I've made my decision.. I decide I will take a fake leg.."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441891

>>441888
"Imminent Domain, Royal Surgeon of the United Northlands. I was on the recovery team."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441892

>>441890
"If it's what you want, then I will support you."

Godric [Lord] 441893

>>441880
Is she now? Let's glide on down above her and give her a quick peck.

DM 441894

>>441891
Welcome then, Domain. What do you need of me?
>>441889
She has a few measuring implements and molds set up in there
"Sorry if it's a little cramped in here, this is really a storage space, but I didn't think there was a reason to haul all the stuff out when we can squeeze in here just fine.
Now I take it you have some rough measurements of yourself I can sue as a base?"
>>441893
"Welcome back my king~
How was the hunt?"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441895

>>441887
What does this pone look like?

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441896

>>441892
"It is. please signal the doctor to come in so I can tell him."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441897

>>441894
Do I remember the measurements used for my previous armor? That was pretty much made to fit… '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441898

>>441897
Nope, looks like I can't.
"It seems they've slipped my mind. My apologies, Lady Valley, but we might just have to measure from scratch."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441899

>>441887
Nod.
"I've been giving this body a test drive. It still feels… Fuzzy."
Look at Windy.
"Hey there.
Didn't expect to see you here."
>>441889
"Waxing! What the hell happened on TIARA?
Did you get hurt?"

Venia [Battlemage] 441900

>>441886
"I guess I should. Even though I'm not really… you know… educated for that sort of stuff."

Godric [Lord] 441901

>>441894
"One more country comes into the pony's herd. It was not easy though."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441902

>>441899
Oats and Windy Valley are in separate areas. You caught Oats on his way back to the shop, I'm actually in it.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441903

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441904

>>441902
Whelp.

DM 441905

>>441897
>>441898
"Alright. Well, might as well. I would have had to verify them anyway.
Now then…"
She grabs a measure tape
"Shoulder height…
…neck length…
…neck circumference…
…head size…
…muzzle length…
…eye size…
…horn volume…"
>>441901
"You're not hurt are you?"
>>441899
"It takes time for the soul fragments to synchronize with you properly. I'm afraid the only way to get over that is to train with the new body."
>>441903
"Cleaning up.
We received news that all Launchers are to be gathered up for storage, and have been spending a lot of time doing inventory on out arms."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441906

>>441894
"I intended to inquire as to your current plans. I have a job offer if you're interested."

>>441896
Nod.

Go out and find the doc.

>>441900
Laugh heartily. "Well, that's the best part about philosophy. You don't need any background at all. You make it up as you go."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441907

>>441905
Wince.
"Sould fragments?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441908

>>441905
"It could have been worse. If it wasn't for your swift action, we might be in total war right now."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441909

>>441905
"What are soul fragments?"

Godric [Lord] 441910

>>441905
"No, I have since recovered. We were lucky to have some skilled practitioners of healing magics among us."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441911

>>441905
I'll be standing at attention. No different than getting fitted for a new suit of armor.

Venia [Battlemage] 441912

>>441906
My ears perk up
"Really? I mean… I'm just a simple old pony."

>>441911
At full attention?

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441913

>>441912
Hush you.

DM 441914

>>441907
"Well that is what powers golems."
>>441909
"Nonsentient fragments of dead souls, which retain some memory of their old body, allowing them to conduct the brain's orders of movement to the golem limb.
In simple terms, they are tiny pieces of soul that let the leg remember it is a leg, and what a leg should do."
>>441908
"Quite.
We also have lots of ruins to clear out."
>>441910
"You took a terrible risk in going."
>>441911
"Aaaand ear length and location. Check.
That should do it for the helmet measurements.
Now then…
…front legs this much apart…
…hoof size…
…elbow height…
…leg length…
…difference between leg lengths…
…shoulder size…
…back length…
You feeling ok?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441915

>>441914
"No different than getting fitted for a new set of armor."
Am I feeling okay? '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441916

>>441914
Look at the leg and ush for a second.
My expression will grow much colder as I look back at Oats.
"When do we start training?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441917

>>441914
"Yes, I won't keep you away from your duties much longer captain. I came to ask if you know about a certain Firesprite. I would like to see his belongings."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441918

>>441912
"Just the sort of pony we need in our circle, I think."

>>441914
see >>441906

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441919

>>441915
Ehhh, well, I suppose I've got some time to adjust yet to go.
"It's probably just everything catching up with me."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441920

>>441914
I blink
"… Pieces of soul? Soul… magic?"

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441921

>>441914
Paging royal doctor. Kilana will inform him that she will want a fake leg. and then I will sleep in character and out of character, at least for a bit

Godric [Lord] 441922

>>441914
"Yes, I did. But I had to gain a broader understanding of things if I am to be an effective ruler. And besides, I would never be able to just sit in the palace and live on a throne from now on."

Venia [Battlemage] 441923

>>441918
"That's what Verna always tells me… But it's not like ponies like Pumpkin or even Verne himself don't know. They had a hard youth before they came to Wintergrasp too. Though they were admittedly much younger."

DM 441924

>>441919
>>441915
"Feel free to talk if it helps.
…tail height…
…back curvature…
…flank size…
…knee height…
…back leg length…
…genital volume…"
>>441906
I'm not exactly running away.
>>441920
"Sort of.
I think it was classified as a breed of necromancy, even though I don't feel that is entirely accurate."
>>441921
"…very well.
I suppose I should inform Golden Oats he has more patients."
>>441922
"Well I hope you'll at least agree to sleep at a palace~"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441925

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441926

>>441924
"I didn't want to make any presumptions. You might still have irons in the fire, after all."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441927

>>441924
"Excuse me, but what was that last one?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441928

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441929

>>441924
"Also, I'll be wanting to keep the leg afterwards." I add urgently.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441930

>>441924
"It does not sound natural."
I pause for a moment, considering this
"Souls are natural. I didn't know you could chop them up. Sounds risky. What if you accidentally destroy it?"

Godric [Lord] 441931

>>441924
"Yes, it would seem that I have no choice there for the foreseeable future, my dear. Unless that fickle pony decides on another crusade, it appears I have free time to attend to more…domestic affairs."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441932

>>441923
Chuckle. "You talk of them like old men."

DM 441933

>>441916
"When you feel ready. But take some time to rest so it can heal properly."
>>441926
Speak your mind
>>441927
"You don't want the suit to cramp down here do you?"
She gives a little poke
"That would get really bad in combat. But with a few measures I can ensure you'll have plenty of room to maneuver."
>>441917
"Firesprite?
Reported MIA. His stuff should be in his house. Fifteen minutes due east of here, in the town of Goeswell."
>>441929
"Hm? What ever for?"
>>441930
"As I said, they are fragments of dead souls. Echoes of subconscious muscle memory lingering in a dead body."
>>441931
"Mhm~
Sounds like someone has plans."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441934

>>441933
"What were you going to use it for?" I reply in turn.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441935

>>441933
"Is there a way to… To know whose souls these were?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441936

>>441933
"You can put him down as dead.
I'll return shortly then."

What a day for a walk.
Get over to Goeswell.

Venia [Battlemage] 441937

>>441932
"Well time does fly by! They're growing up so fast, I can still remember the times when they were still little colts like it was yesterday!"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441938

>>441933
Well, this didn't get awkward fast at all.
Can my junk behave itself? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Godric [Lord] 441939

>>441933
"Well I am eager to see what you have accomplished here in my absence…"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441940

>>441938
No. No it can't. Looks like he popped out to say hello.
And I'm turning fairly red.
"I'm sure that's a… ahem, well. So long as you're professional about it, I guess."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441941

>>441933
"First and foremost, sir, I am an educator. I believe in the preservation – and spread – of great ideas. I think these are ideals you believe in, too. I'd like to offer you a job at a magical academy the United Northlands is currently constructing once it's finished, if you're interested."

MR, too, for good measure. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441942

>>441937
Nod. "Yes, I find myself lost in the years as well, though that must sound silly coming from one my age. What events led to your coronation?"

DM 441943

>>441934
"I'd throw it away before it decays?"
>>441935
"Possibly. Not that it matters. Some came from amputated limbs. Some from medical cadavers. Some from executed prisoners. Some from donors."
>>441936
It's a downright sleepy town.
Most houses seem empty. Probably because of the large evacuations to the new capital earlier.
>>441938
>>441940
"Just trying to help.
Is this as big as it gets?"
She sounds kinda flustered
>>441939
"Not much really. The new hunting grounds are being scouted out, and meat is making a return to the menu of the everyman."
>>441941
I am an architect and an engineer, not a magician.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441944

>>441943
That makes it easier to find the house in question? '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441945

>>441943
"N-no… it goes a bit further."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441946

>>441943
"So what does it matter to you?:" I say defensively "Its my leg, and I know how to keep it safely."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441947

>>441943
"I think there is much to learn from the golemcrafting process based on our preliminary studies of the core. If teaching about the process doesn't interest you, turn me down."

That 11 did nothin', eh?

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441948

>>441943
I don't like this at all… Soul stuff… too unnatural.
Leave. Where is Smouldering?

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441949

>>441943
"That… That's a lot to digest, actually."
Sit down.
>>441948
And look at her go.

DM 441950

>>441944
Easy enough. His name is on the door.
>>441945
"Good thing I didn't mark it down yet then… right?
Would probably feel kinda nasty if it got like this in a fight and… got… stuck…
Ahem.
Can I please measure the full length so we can get on with this?"
>>441946
He looks a bit grossed out
"Well… if you insist."
>>441947
He is being very honest here. Speaking his mind, so to say.
I am a builder, not a teacher. Even writing my thoughts down bores me. I am sorry, but I would not be good at teaching. Even if my immobile state might seem perfect for a dusty classroom.
>>441948
Back in Timberjaw, unless he time warps.

Venia [Battlemage] 441951

>>441942
"That's a long story. Simply put, I met Unyielding when I was barely an adult. Mother and I stuck around Wintergrasp for some time and the both of us eventually fell in love. Fast forward a few years and he gets crowned king, meaning I get to follow."

Godric [Lord] 441952

>>441943
"Ah, that is most welcome news. And our hunting rights will do much to teach our people about the new neighbors as well."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441953

>>441950
"Right."
Well, lad, fill out the rest of the way and let's get this over with. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441954

>>441953
Now operating at full mast.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441955

>>441950
4th Eye (SbS mode) to check for traps inside before I enter. '1d10'

>>441948
Timewarp engaged.
I guess you find me in Wintersgrasp.

Roll #1 4 = 4

DM 441956

>>441949
"Really?
I never thought much of it."
>>441952
"Indeed.
I think the opinion on ponies in general may slowly be changing."
>>441953
>>441954
You can feel her breath on it…
>>441955
It's just a house, dude.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441957

>>441950
"Very well. Do you have any names of parties you think might be interested?"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441958

>>441950
That's really far away… ah…

>>441955
"Druids?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441959

>>441956
Paranoid, remember?
Anyway, go in and look for that map and other interesting things. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441960

>>441956
Breath?
"Not to… push you along, but the measurements?"

Godric [Lord] 441961

>>441956
"I never expected it to change this fast though. Hopefully this is more than a temporary reprieve bought by more plentiful food."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441962

>>441951
"Ah, I see. Is he from a great house?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441963

>>441956
"It's just… This, and a couple other things."
Sigh and follow Oats.
"What happens now? Should I go out there and see how much I can still do?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441964

>>441958
I look at her.
"Yes, I want to leave very soon. There are some small details I need to figure out yet.
First of all, where they are. Valeriana has promised to help us, but we still have to get her, not to mention she's still recovering."

Kilana [Dark Artist] 441965

>>441950
I look sad "I'm sorry doc, I didn't mean to snap at you. Its just I don't want to see it in a trash bin, I'll dispose of it my own way." I close my eyes "Wake me when oats comes to see me.."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441966

>>441964
"Okay. Can I help you with something?"

Venia [Battlemage] 441967

>>441962
"His father was the old king of Wintergrasp, so that depends on how great you see Wintergrasp as."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441968

>>441967
"It's the capital of the northern world now, is it not?"

Venia [Battlemage] 441969

>>441968
I smile
"I guess you could say that."

DM 441970

>>441959
The map is framed on the living room wall.
It is a nice map. Quite old. Well detailed.
The borders look quite different from the modern ones.
And there is a mark in the northwestern peaks of Northscrown.
>>441960
"Uh… right.
…check."
She whistles a bit
"Alright that should uh… just about… do it."
>>441961
"We'll see. We'll see.
Some reports have come in from the borders too. Rosefall seems almost unusually active."
>>441963
"Get some rest and see to it that the limbs do not feel loose or painful.
Once you are sure, start off with light training. Straining them too hard may cause them to rip the flesh they are attached to.
If you want an early start, help me carry these materials to the workshop."

441971

>>441970
Nod.
"Never backing away from a challange."
Carry dat weight.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441972

>>441966
I think for a second.
"Not really. Unless you would somehow know where I could find more books on magical crystals? How is Mistral doing by the way?"

>>441970
Easy as pie. Grab it and put it away.
I guess that's it then. Go back to the capital and go to the gathering hall upstairs. Where we found that traitor.
Are his pigeons still here?

Godric [Lord] 441973

>>441970
"Oh? That is interesting. Have there been any details?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 441974

>>441970
Well, now we're both embarrassed. I'll give her as much room as I can in this closet.
"So, ahem. Was there anything else you needed?"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441975

>>441972
"… No. Sorry. I don't know about Mistral. I haven't seen her yet, wanted to check with you if you needed help first."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441976

>>441969
"I'd say it qualifies, then."

>>441970
pls
>>441957

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441977

>>441975
"That's very kind of you, Ambrosia. But you should check on Mistral first. I'm sure she misses you. We'll go find the Druids soon enough."

DM 441978

>>441972
A few cages are open.
The rest are still here.
>>441973
"Seems like some kind of big market event or something. Maybe a fair."
>>441974
"Well… I suppose that should-"
And then she freezes up as she hears
>>441971
Pumpkin and Oats enter.
"Well done. You seem to be in good shape for one who got so badly injured.
If you want, you can help me with a few other things in here too."
>>441957
If anything, I would like to meet Golden Oats of Ironfoe.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441979

>>441977
"Okay."

>>441978
Well, you heard the stallion. I should be looking up Mistral

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441980

>>441978
Write a note.
"RS is dead. You're next, HW."
Attach it to one of those pigeons and send it off.

441981

>>441978
"Sure. What is it?"
Do I see Windy and Waxing?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Godric [Lord] 441982

>>441978
"Open trade? A festival even? Fascinating! I didn't expect that for some time."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441983

>>441978
"No doubt I'll meet with him. I meant I'd like to know if you knew of any of Timberjaw's master golemcrafters that would be interested."

Venia [Battlemage] 441984

>>441976
"This is all awfully kind of you to say… I'm happy you came to visit me."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441985

>>441984
"The pleasure is all mine, your grace."

Venia [Battlemage] 441986

>>441985
Take another sip
"Is there something I can do for you aside from… lending my philosophical views?"

DM 441987

>>441979
She is around. Waiting for you.
>>441980
It flies off.
>>441981
They are trying to hide in a storage room.
Considering the… state of Waxing, it might be wise to give them their privacy.
>>441982
"That's the thing.
They are not trading with us, nor with Wintersgrasp."
>>441983
We have no real golemcrafters. Not on the level of Golden Oats. We simply have a few engineers who adopted his methods as best we could.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 441988

>>441987
Well certainly that was very smart to do.
Hmmmm. I guess it's time for me to go to Wintersgrasp then.
Taking a little break while I'm "travelling"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 441989

>>441987
Mutter to myself.
"Good lord that boy…"
Turn to Oats.
"So, what is there for me to hit on?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441990

>>441987
"I would be interesting in meeting with them nonetheless. To emulate designs purely by study and without instruction is admirable in its own right. Do you know any by name?"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441991

>>441987
… She is? For me?
Well… now I feel awful for making her wait… I didn't think she'd care.
"Hello Mistral."

Godric [Lord] 441992

>>441987
"Then who? Snowborder?"

DM 441993

>>441989
"If you need that sort of test, I have a target over here."
He goes to the back and drags out a machine with a padded target, spring and dial.
>>441990
Many of them were on board TIARA. Only a few were not. Clear Vision and Boltgun to name a pair.
>>441991
"Ambrosia!
Haaa! Welcome back!
Everything ok? You're not hurt are you?"
>>441992
"That's just it. We have no idea who. No caravans have arrived by land or air."

Godric [Lord] 441994

>>441993
"What about those underground networks that we were shown?"

441995

>>441993
Blink a few times.
Grab something throwable, like a hammer, and try to hit the target with my new hoof.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441996

>>441993
"Thank you for your assistance. I'll let you enjoy your day. Good bye, Master Rampart."

Go see if I can track down either of those two.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 441997

>>441993
I lighten up slightly
"No Mistral, not hurt at all. A lot of fighting happened, but I managed to heal my wounds. Are you okay?"

DM 441998

>>441995
You hear a squish, and see some blood seep from the point where metal meets flesh
"Stop.
Just as I feared. It is not even close to healed yet. Stop immediately and do not try anything like this for at least a week. The flesh must grow more."
>>441994
"…Underground network?"
>>441996
My only wish now is to regain a body. This inactivity is repressive.
You might want to try the New Capital that acted as the rebel base.
>>441997
"I was worried sick of you!
But that's ok. You're back now.."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 441999

>>441998
To New Capital, then! Away!

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442000

>>441998
Hiss through my teeth.
"Goddamnit."
Stand down, and don't put the leg on the ground.
"I'm a joke, a toy, that's what."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 442001

>>441986
"Not at the moment. Just being friendly amongst the court. My plate is quite full at the moment. I think I'll be occupied for most of the year, war aside."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442002

>>441998
I smile slightly
"Yes I am. We did as Frosty asked us. Helped the North."

Godric [Lord] 442003

>>441998
Apparently, there is a network of tunnels and caverns running underneath most of the continent that has existed for some time. Frostmourn and his ilk have recently come into possession of it after burning out an infestation of undead. There is even an opening in our own borders. I apologize, I should have mentioned it sooner. I hope to put it under the guard of our own forces."

Venia [Battlemage] 442004

>>442001
"Well I appreciate it. I really do. Then, I did tell you all to come by as much as you please. I have a lot of waiting ahead of me."

DM 442005

>>441999
They are in the middle of a cleanup operation.
>>442000
"No, you're injured and impatient.
You may go now. I suppose I have some other worthless toys to waste my time on. Bah.
Some ponies might have appreciated the fact that they can still walk and fly after losing several limbs. But I guess I should have just left you in that bed for the rest of your life, if you intend to spend it on whining."
>>442002
"You did well. I think we should celebrate."
>>442003
"Hrm. Well I guess that explains it then.
Neat and clever.
Kinda like you~"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442006

>>442005
Well, it's been grand just waiting for them to finish. I'm certain I've calmed down. Right? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442007

>>442005
"Celebrate?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442008

>>442005
"That is not what I meant, Golden. But a lot has changed for me in less than a night. I need time for this."

Godric [Lord] 442009

>>442005
"Oh, dear. You were the one who found it out while I was off playing soldier…"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442010

>>442006
No, it seems not.
Well, nothing to do but wait for them to turn around and let Windy Valley sneak out, or just walk out there myself. I won't be lying if I just say she's been taking measurements.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442011

>>442010
Not that I'm going to do either of those just yet.

Liviana [Templar] 442012

After I've rested, I go out looking for Donrick.

DM 442013

>>442006
She seems to be subtly working to not let you do that…
>>442008
"Then damn well go take it somewhere else than in here!
I prided myself in fixing you, and THIS is my reward!?
Just get out!"
>>442007
"We could eat something nice~
And enjoy a night together."
>>442009
"You helped our ally solve a major crisis. You are a big hero to us all."
>>442010
>>442011
She turns to look at you and keeps her voice down
"…sorry if I was… you know… unprofessional…
…you just…
…well…"

Donrick [Smith] 442014

>>442012
I hope I had enough rest myself as well.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442015

>>442013
"Eating sounds nice. What would we eat? And where? I could grow fruit if you wish."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442016

>>442013
Grunt and leave. I guess this is a good time to have that chat with Valeriana in private.
After which, I will be rather jarred.
Let's go back to my room.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 442017

>>442005
I'll go look about for these engineers. '1d10'

>>442004
"The pleasure has been mine. I'll stop by again when I get the opportunity."

Roll #1 4 = 4

Liviana [Templar] 442018

>>442014
I approach you with a sleepy smile.
"Hello there."

Donrick [Smith] 442019

>>442018
I smile back.
"Hello. Had a good rest? We certainly earned it."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442020

>>442013
Little devil, isn't she.
"Lady Valley, while I am flattered at the attention, this is hardly the place. Perhaps later in the evening, if you'd like to meet for dinner."
I'll make certain to keep my voice low.
"Now, should I be going out first? It sounds like one of them's left."

Liviana [Templar] 442021

>>442019
"You're telling me, that was a long day. A eventful day at that."

Godric [Lord] 442022

>>442013
"Am I? Is that what the people think of me?"

Venia [Battlemage] 442023

>>442017
"I look forward to it. And to those… sessions you mentioned."

Donrick [Smith] 442024

>>442021
"Are you all right? I saw you jump in the heat of it, almost recklessly at times…"

DM 442025

>>442015
"You should decide. After all, this is your homecoming."
>>442016
The girls are waking up
"Good morning shiny"
"You look a bit shook up dear…"
>>442020
"…let me go first. I can handle this.
…and I'll see you tonight~"
She exits the room
"And that concludes the measurements. Let me get your gear."
She nods to Oats as she passes him
"While you were gone, I measured up the new Light."
He looks confused
"New Light? By whose orders?"
"The High King's."
"…right. Why the storage room?"
"Saved time by not moving the equipment."
"Clever girl."
"Thanks boss."
She soon returns with your armour and winks with a smile
>>442022
"I'm sure they will once you tell the story to everyone."

Liviana [Templar] 442026

>>442024
"Oh I'm fine. I barely felt a thing, my armor kept me safe and sound."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442027

>>442025
"Clever girl indeed."
And I'll suit up. Once done, I'll go out and greet Golden Oats.
"Master Oats, there was actually another piece of business I needed to inform you about. It's about your experimental stage of golem armor. I believe I know a good candidate for it."

Donrick [Smith] 442028

>>442026
"I'm glad to hear that."
Feel for some of the small scars I got when I got a faceful of explosives, then let out a dry laugh.
"I didn't get any prettier, that's for sure."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442029

>>442025
"It's nothing. Just a thing with the new leg… Don't mind it."
Fall back to sleep, staring at the ceiling.
"I wonder what Frosty is doing…"

DM 442030

>>442027
"Lovely. Do tell. Not many seem to even want to consider the option."
>>442029
"He probably has a lot of business to take care of in Timberjaw…"
"You know, with the whole adding a new nation to our map and cleaning up the blood of a civil war and junk."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442031

>>442025
"I like the outside."
We're in Wintergrasp right now right? The farmlands and stuff?
"We could eat someplace in the forest. Simple things. Nature provided."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442032

>>442030
"And I've been ordered to bed for a week.
This is going to be the end of me."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442033

>>442030
"Well, the volunteer is master engineer Rampart. Since he was proving uncooperative to the enemy agents holding him prisoner, they decided to make him more manageable. All he is is from the neck up. A prime candidate for a 'mostly-golem' body, if you ask me. And I'm certain he would be grateful of the opportunity to walk again."

Liviana [Templar] 442034

>>442028
"How is Chell doing? She got a few nasty hits in as well, which I couldn't exactly heal with magic."

Donrick [Smith] 442035

>>442034
"Fixed the worst of it while we were there. I have all the tools here now, but I wanted to rest before getting her back in shape. Didn't want to make anything worse because of tiredness."

Godric [Lord] 442036

>>442025
"We will have to at some point, won't we? I wonder how much of the story we will be able to tell them."

Liviana [Templar] 442037

>>442035
I nod sheepishly
"Yeah… I messed up with my own magic earlier as well because I was too tired to concentrate."

Donrick [Smith] 442038

>>442037
"Nothing serious, I hope?"

DM 442039

>>442031
"A picnic it is then."
And you are in Ironfoe, though Wintersgrasp is within minutes if you use the teleporter.
>>442036
"Why not all of it?"
>>442032
"Bah. We'll keep you entertained."
"You should enjoy the rest while you can. I doubt we'll get much after the little one arrives."
>>442033
"Well, this is a pleasant coincidence.
Perfect!
Now, I was told your measurements are done, and you are to be fitted for a Golem Armor?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442040

>>442039
Smile and pat her belly.
"She'll grow up beautiful and strong, you will see."

Liviana [Templar] 442041

>>442038
"Not for me… but I think I hurt Pumpkin pretty badly."
I sigh weakly.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442042

>>442039
"The hollow variety, yes."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442043

>>442039
Ironfoe is really rocky and mountainous, right? I think Wintergrasp might be better… Let's go there.
Or!
"We could go to your home, Mistral."

Godric [Lord] 442044

>>442039
"Why not indeed…it deserves to be told. But some of the wounds are still fresh. Do you think Stormheart is ready to hear the truth about its past?'

DM 442045

>>442040
"With parents like this, what can go wrong?"
"She might end up with my attitude."
They both laugh
>>442042
"Of course.
That just leaves one final question - where shall I place the implant?"
>>442043
"To Rosefall?
…do you really want to?"
>>442044
"Well…
…perhaps we can give it a positive spin. Focus on the good things. Downplay the bad.
Show it as a great sacrifice rather than fraternizing with demons.
Maybe we could make it into a new holiday? Something that's on a monday, maybe? I think many would be happy to wake up on a monday and know they don't need to work. Then they could associate that happiness with the great sacrifice of our old king."

Donrick [Smith] 442046

>>442041
Shake my head.
"What must he think of us.
Chell acidentally attacked him too the day we got here.
"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442047

>>442045
"Well, how big is it? That might rule out a few places."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442048

>>442045
I cock my head slightly
"Not if you do not wish to."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442049

>>442045
Allright back.
Now before I go visit muh waifu, is there a saddle shop in Wintersgrasp?

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442050

>>442045
Roll my eyes and rest for a day, in the loving company of two mares that love me.
Though I should go apologize to Oats tomorrow morning.

Liviana [Templar] 442051

>>442046
I glance around the room we're standing in.
"Now hear this… have you noticed the uniform he wore?"

Donrick [Smith] 442052

>>442051
"Yes. Why?"

Godric [Lord] 442053

>>442045
I'll smile at that one.
"You always did know how to make things seem brighter."

Liviana [Templar] 442054

>>442052
"Recognize it?"

DM 442055

>>442047
"A hollow plug about half the size of a hoof. Most took it in the flank or back.
It has a bolt that needs to reach a bone. That is about all that is required."
>>442048
"I think we might want to ask the High King before leaving his kingdom.
…but as I said. This is your decision. We gotta train that decision making part of you."
>>442049
You can go ask the smith.
Maybe he can hook you up with some fetish leather.
>>442050
You probably should.
Calling his masterwork a joke and a toy was a really bad idea.
>>442053
"Well, I have my talents~"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442056

>>442055
What an excellent idea, voice in my head.
Go do just that. What does the smith have to say about that?

Donrick [Smith] 442057

>>442054
"You don't have to speak to me in puzzles. What's on your mind?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442058

>>442055
I was calling myself and my maimed shape a joke and a toy, but if that's what he thinks…
Knock on the door of his workshop.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442059

>>442055
"We could go to Wintergrasp then. Much nature to be seen there. Peaceful. … I also wish to try something out there."

Godric [Lord] 442060

>>442055
I embrace her.
"You certainly do, my queen."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442061

>>442055
"How about around the center of the chest? Would that weaken the ribcage too much? If so, then I'll take it on the front shoulder."

Liviana [Templar] 442062

>>442057
"That uniform of his looks exactly like a lordblade uniform. I think he's much more important than we originally thought."

DM 442063

>>442058
"Huh? Come in."
>>442056
"A saddle? Whatever for, lad?"
>>442059
"Wintersgrasp it is. Any day is fine for me."
>>442060
"So, your royalness, any other pressing matters to attend to?"
>>442061
"I suppose a chest mount works well. The golem chest plate is very thick anyway."

Donrick [Smith] 442064

>>442062
"Would this be reinforced by the fact that I made him a spring-operated hoof held dagger-drawer device?"

Liviana [Templar] 442065

>>442064
"A what?"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442066

>>442063
Let's go there then!
"What is your favorite fruit?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442067

>>442063
"One more question. Considering that you now have master engineer Rampart available to you, or at least will while he is under your care should he accept the operation, have you considered collaborative works?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442068

>>442063
"Master Oats."
Come in and sit somewhere.

Donrick [Smith] 442069

>>442065
Raise a forehoof and motion with the other.
"Something you wear under a sleeve and lets you draw a dagger quickly and without trouble."

Godric [Lord] 442070

>>442063
"I brought none with me. Shall we retire?"

DM 442071

>>442066
"Oh I like so many of them…
…hmm…
…pear. Yes. Lets go with pear."
>>442067
"I would be most interested in his thoughts on my work."
>>442068
"Oh. You. What is this time? Come to ask me to pop the wing and leg off?"
>>442070
"Gladly~"

Liviana [Templar] 442072

>>442069
"Oh… yes. So we potentially angered a Northern lordblade. Twice."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442073

>>442063
Oh boy.
"I was talking about the type of saddle that you use in the home. The leathery kind that fits very tightly. It's a…gift for a certain marefriend of mine."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442074

>>442071
"Then if you need a test volunteer for new… additions to the standard golem armor, I think I should be able to find myself available upon request."

Donrick [Smith] 442075

>>442072
"We have diplomatic immunity.
Well, you anyway.
"
Smirk and point at Chell, who is probably in standby mode until I fix her up.
"I have a construct that already punched him in the gonads once."

Godric [Lord] 442076

>>442071
"Then show me our new bedchamber, love~"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442077

>>442071
"Nothing more exotic? Master liked oranges…"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442078

>>442071
"Master Oats, what I said yesterday…
It was not meant towards your work.
I was angered at myself for letting all this happen. For letting the situation slip out of my hoof and things fall from bad to worse."

DM 442079

>>442073
He raises a bushy brow
"She's a keeper.
…I think I can arrange something."
>>442074
"Perfect. Come back when you want the implant. In the mean time I'll be working on your suit."
>>442076
"Which one?
We have one for every day of the week here~"
>>442077
"To tangy for me. Pears are more gentle."
>>442078
"Hrmp."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442080

>>442079
I grin.
"Thanks. And she definately is. Met her in Eaglescrest."

Liviana [Templar] 442081

>>442075
"I'm not an expert on lordblades, but judging from some of the stories I've heard they don't care too much about diplomatic immunity. Of course… those stories could be exaggerations. I don't know."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442082

>>442079
"Okay… and vegetables? Flowers?"

DM 442083

>>442080
"Oh boy.
Anyway… do you have any… specification?"
>>442082
"…surprise me~"

Donrick [Smith] 442084

>>442081
"You worry too much. Those were just accidents, and he knows it.
And I doubt those stories are true either way.
"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442085

>>442079
"And I am grateful for what you have done to me.
For much more than just putting a leg back on.
I have many debts to pay off, and this wouldn't be possible without your help."

Godric [Lord] 442086

>>442079
"Well then we'll just have to get creative, won't we?"
Let's try to find one…

Liviana [Templar] 442087

>>442084
"Mmmm… probably. Then, after seeing what that Rivetstrike fellow did… bah."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442088

>>442083
Tell him about what size it should be.
"And well, her coat is red…do you have some sort of color that fits with that?"

Donrick [Smith] 442089

>>442087
"Politics.
This is why I don't like them.
"

442090

>>442083
Oh boy
"Okay."
We need… a blanket. A thick blanket to sit on so our clothing doesn't get wet from the snow. How's the weather out?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Liviana [Templar] 442091

>>442089
"It's downright criminal. Bah."
I sigh.
"Anyway, a lot of stuff is happening right now and I'm having trouble processing it all. What do you think about that TIARA thing?"

DM 442092

>>442085
"Rebuilding you seems a wasted effort if you are unhappy with the result."
>>442088
"Black might complement it well.
Or yellow."
>>442090
Right now? It's getting dark.
>>442086
This one seems to have windows on all walls to let a lot of natural light in.
It is also high up, offering a great view.

Godric [Lord] 442093

>>442092
What a coincidence. This will work just fine.

442094

>>442092
Hey… I bet the evenings are beautiful up North. As long as we have sufficient clothing on to stand the cold.
Find a nice spot somewhere… Under the coming stars.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442095

>>442092
Mmmmm. Black is kinky. But yellow is firey….
'1d2'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Donrick [Smith] 442096

>>442091
"I had fun walking it. I almost wish I had one home."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442097

>>442095
"I think I'll try the yellow."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442098

>>442092
"There are souls that are not mine living inside what's a body that runs on borrowed time.
I can't tell what's real and what's not, when I touch it.
I'm just…
It's different from what I'm used to. One day a throw like that would have been a joke, even with my eyes closed!"

Liviana [Templar] 442099

>>442096
I laugh
"Maybe you could ask one as a birthday gift from Lavinia."

Donrick [Smith] 442100

>>442099
"I'm sure I could get all the mares and jennies with a 'carriage' like that."
I laugh as well.
"It was a quite serious construct, though. Never seen anything like it."

DM 442101

>>442093
"I see you like it, King Blackmane~"
>>442097
>>442095
"Might take a while to get yellow leather. But ok."
>>442094
There is a nice meadow out in the woods, near a cliff.
>>442098
"And if you stop fussing and let your body heal and accept the new limbs, next time you will break the target with that throw.
It's like you've never had a damn injury in your life. It takes time to repair damage."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442102

>>442101
Sigh and sit down.
"I… I am scared.
Afraid I won't be worth my weight anymore, now."

DM 442103

>>442102
"Well you sure complain a lot more. I think you've taken a bit too much to your persona as a fat, worthless noble. You're quickly becoming one."

442104

>>442101
That seems like a nice little place!
spread out the blanket and settle down on it. clear away some of the snow on the ground so I hit the earth. Hopefully it's not too cold or frozen…
Concentrate… Let's start with something small. Try to grow a nice big flower. Like a dandelion. Miracle Grow.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442105

>>442103
Stare at him.
"Oh, that's what you think, uh?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442106

>>442101
Crap, I should have come here way earlier.
"Well, I suppose I can wait a few days in that case. A propos…" I get out my plate armor.
"It took some hits during our latest mission. Could you fix it up? It's not urgent though."

Godric [Lord] 442107

>>442101
"The view is very soothing. I could learn to enjoy it here~"

Liviana [Templar] 442108

>>442100
"The costs of constructing that thing must be staggering. Still… if they were to share the plans with us… do you think we could convince the empire to attempt to construct it?"

DM 442109

>>442105
"Right now it feels like you're not even giving our work a chance."
>>442104
Well that's a really small sunflower.
>>442106
"Sure thing. No problem.
Come back tomorrow if you want an update."
>>442107
"A fine roost…"

Donrick [Smith] 442110

>>442108
"I'm not sure we could. Even if we have the resources, it seemed many ponies here have learned engineering all their lives."

Godric [Lord] 442111

>>442109
"Oh yes. But how does the nest hold up…?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442112

>>442109
"Thank you very much."
I walk outside.
NOW. Time to mentally and physically prepare for this
Stretch out the old muscles and do a few push ups. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

442113

>>442109
L-Look this is hard okay!?
Scrunch in concentration and try to grow a big sunflower this time!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442114

>>442079
And with that, I'll leave, and go find a suitable clothier. I need a suit for tonight. Don't suppose Ironfoe happens to have a good tailor that can do quick jobs? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442115

>>442109
"You said it yourself.
I have to wait.
A week grounded in bed, or something similar, wasn't it?"

Liviana [Templar] 442116

>>442110
"True… but we do have skilled engineers back home too. And the imperial coffers could afford the investment of resources I think… of course convincing her to spend resources on this might not be easy."
I sigh
"Not that it matters. We'd have to convince the Norses to give use the blueprints first. I doubt they'll be willing to do that."

Donrick [Smith] 442117

>>442116
"I saw most of it's parts at least. And even the controls. Even if they refuse, we might be able to construct something similar."

DM 442118

>>442111
"Guess we should try it."
It's round, like the room. Looks soft.
>>442112
Like a macho stallion, you have zero problems with this.
>>442113
You grow a weird looking dandelion.
Ambrosia giggles
"Are you nervous?"
>>442114
No, but there are dress uniforms…
>>442115
"Not grounded in bed. Just don't try to do anything that might strain the limbs. As the flesh heals, the soul fragments will align with your own, making the limbs more responsive and receptive to the senses."

Liviana [Templar] 442119

>>442117
"We'll see. Between the golemcrafting, extensive usage of necromancy and arcane magitech, we already have enough to keep in mind already. Speaking of golems, I hear Golden Oats is around. Do you want to meet him?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442120

>>442118
"Right, the soul fragments…"
Look at the ground.
"How comes the heart has to be regulated on its own?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442121

>>442118
Excellent. Let's get to it then.
Get over to Wintersgrasp, get over to Waveforms room.
Don't even bother knocking, just go in.
"Waveform!" I say with a grin.

Donrick [Smith] 442122

>>442119
"Possibly, but not before I fixed Chell."

Godric [Lord] 442123

>>442118
"After you then, my queen."

442124

>>442118
Flatten my ears slightly
"I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. Sorry."
Why is it doing this? Just inexperience on my part? Maybe I should think outside the box.
Wait no, I'm terrible at that. Let's try something really tiny! A daisy flower!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Liviana [Templar] 442125

>>442122
"Alright, go ahead then."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442126

>>442118
Those will have to do. I'll change into one of those after a quick bath, and then drop off my armor to be repaired.
…It then comes to mind we never actually agreed where we would have dinner. So I guess I'll pick her up from Oats' office? Hmm. Are there any nice dining areas in Ironfoe, or are we going to have to go to the capitol for that, and I'd hate to abuse the mass transport system for something like that… '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Donrick [Smith] 442127

>>442125
"Do you think you could play?
It always helps me work.
"

DM 442128

>>442120
"Hearts are damn complex things. I had no idea how to build one in the usual sense, so I had to improvise on the spot."
>>442121
She was reading
"Smouldering!
You're back~"
>>442123
She climbs in slowly, stretching her cat parts as she does
"Mmm… I never tried this one before."
>>442124
Pop
There it is! Perfect as any.
Mistral smiles and claps her hooves
>>442126
Well the best dining is in Eaglecrest. They are known for their feasts.
Then, Wintersgrasp has one of the best chefs in the North.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442129

>>442128
"So…"
Wave the leg around.
"Crushing a target in a single strike, uh?"

442130

>>442127
I smile.
"Of course…"

>>442128
Take out my lyre, settle down someplace comfortable and play a bit of music for Donrick.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442131

>>442128
Ergh. Maybe the transport guards will let us through.
Well, let's go pick up Windy Valley. First stop is Golden Oats' workshop, I suppose.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442132

>>442128
Throw my saddlebags in a corner somewhere.
"Straight from Timberjaw."
Get over and nuzzle her.
"And you know what I'm in the mood for right now~?"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442133

>>442128
Well thank nature I at least managed to grow a fucking daisy!
Pick it up and look at it.
"It's not very impressive. Sorry, Mistral."

Donrick [Smith] 442134

>>442130
"Thanks."
I smile back.

Let's see how Chell looks.
As in, her state after the battle and quick fixes.

Godric [Lord] 442135

>>442128
I follow her in, testing it myself.
"You haven't been testing each bed yourself, have you?"

DM 442136

>>442129
"Well that may have been an overestimation. But the natural striking force of the leg is greater than most normal ones, barring very heavy strength training."
>>442134
She seems to be badly dented, and her neck is making that clicking noise again.
>>442131
She is hanging out outside the door.
…in a dress that leaves very little to the imagination
"Hey~"
>>442133
"It was made by you. That makes it important to me."
>>442132
"Do tell~"
>>442135
"Just a few. After I found out this place had many bedrooms, I couldn't help but take a few cat naps."

Donrick [Smith] 442137

>>442136
Is it a loose bolt again, or something else this time?
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

DM 442138

>>442137
Her neck is broken. The head is just kinda sitting there, and cannot turn, because it is not connected to anything.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442139

>>442136
Touch her face with my hoof sensually.
"Duel. Right now. Just you and me. Unarmed."

442140

>>442136
"… You are always so kind to me."
This wont fucking do dammit. Turn away and try to grow a pear for this mare!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442141

>>442136
Well. After seeing Liviana walking around bare, I'm thankfully a bit more resilient to this kind of thing. Though why is it that her having clothing on make it seem the exposed bits are more lewd?
I'll shake my head a bit.
"Good evening. I hope you don't mind taking a short walk to Wintergrasp for our meal?"

Donrick [Smith] 442142

>>442138
"Damn it."
Okay, get the correct tools.
Remove her head gently.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442143

>>442136
"How will I know when it is time to start training again?"

Liviana [Templar] 442144

>>442142
"… That bad?"

Donrick [Smith] 442145

>>442144
"Very."

Godric [Lord] 442146

>>442136
"Well you will have to point them out to me then. Let's try this one together~"

DM 442147

>>442139
"Any other rules, big guy?"
>>442140
That's a juicy pear for a juicy mare.
"You deserve it."
>>442141
"Well not like the teleporters are off limits or anything.
Lead on~"
>>442142
Several parts fall out as you lift the head.
The body also falls over.
The head looks around
"Unable-to-detect-body-please-check-connections"
>>442143
"When the limb stops feeling like a chunk of metal at the end of your limb, and starts feeling like your limb."
>>442146
"I'd love to…"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442148

>>442147
"I suppose you can tell me where we fight~"

Liviana [Templar] 442149

>>442147
I let out a slight gasp.
"Chell… don't move!"

DM 442150

>>442148
"What, the room ain't big enough?
They do have a training field outside, if you don't mind the cold night air."
>>442149
"I-doubt-I-could-if-I-tried"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442151

>>442147
Stand up.
"Very well.
I will think about… Other things then.
Never really had this much free time since school…"

Liviana [Templar] 442152

>>442150
"Shush!"

Donrick [Smith] 442153

>>442149
"…I doubt she can."

>>442147
"Keep calm, Chell. I'm going to fix you right up."
Hand her head over Liviana.
"Could you?"

Check the body more throughoutly.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442154

>>442147
I shake my head.
"I can grow and apple for myself."
Move a bit closer.
"This one is for you."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442155

>>442147
Alright, let's get moving, then. I'll walk by her side, though.
What in the world do ponies say in these situations? I didn't think she'd actually come along. And wearing that! She's obviously expecting something.

Anyway, in probably relative silence, we'll reach the transporters and find ourselves in Wintergrasp. Time to find ourselves a good restaurant.
Please RNG. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442156

>>442150
"….That's too far, nopony will mind if we break some stuff here anyway~"
Rolling for initiative. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

442157

>>442147
"Then shall we begin?"

Roll #1 9 = 9

DM 442158

>>442151
"Embrace it then.
In the mean time, I'll work on other things. Like trying to figure out how to make the rest of you work as intended."
He nods towards a partial blueprint on his table
>>442153
With no head, the body is entirely offline, and limp.
A lot of her extra gadgets and loosely spilling out, like the bolt throwers and brushie.
>>442156
"Good."
She tries to leap on you and pin you down
'1d10'
>>442155
Palace Wintersgrasp has some of the finest chefs in the empire.
And they are known to live there, because many in the High King's inner circle, himself included, are fond of late night eating.
One of the guards nods as you walk in.
"In for a bit, eh?"

Roll #1 6 = 6

DM 442159

>>442157
"Oh, yes~"
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442160

>>442158
"The… Rest of me?"
Go over there, look at the blueprints.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442161

>>442158
Wow she's frisky tonight.
Try to grab her and roll over on the ground, pinning her down '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

DM 442162

>>442160
It reminds you of Frosty's armor.
Just.. a lot less bulky
"Something to connect the pieces together for a more complete exoskeleton."

DM 442163

>>442161
She gasps a bit as you pin her, but tries to kick loose
'1d10'
"O-one for you~"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442164

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442165

>>442158
I'll nod back.
"Yes. Who's the chef on duty tonight?"

Donrick [Smith] 442166

>>442158
Those shouldn't be like this, not even if the body is offline.
Something that holds things in place must be seriously busted.
Can I find out what?
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442167

>>442163
"Come on. Don't tell my you give up this easily…"
I try to keep her down.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442168

>>442162
"Who… Is this all work you came up with on your own?"

DM 442169

>>442154
She playfully opens her mouth
>>442166
Turning the body over, most of everything inside falls out of the shell.
You now have an IKEA kit and no instructions.
>>442167
>>442163
She does get loose, and tries to push you face down on the floor
"One each~"
'1d10'
>>442168
"What can I say, I have more ideas than I have time. It sort of came up as a side project to the Northern Lights suits."
>>442165
"I think the old master is in as usual, and one of his older students… Corn, I think was his name."

Roll #1 2 = 2

Liviana [Templar] 442170

>>442169
"… What on earth just happened?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442171

>>442169
"Isn't it too…
How could I even move quietly in something like this?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442172

>>442169
"That's my girl~"
Buck her off my back. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

DM 442173

>>442172
>>442169
She goes flying back with a little grunt
"Why you little…!"
Flying kick!
'1d10'
>>442171
"That's what I'm working on. I did say I'm not done with it."

Roll #1 10 = 10

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442174

>>442169
I'll nod again.
"Well, they've got a meal for two coming up."
And then we'll head in and find ourselves a nice place to sit. Shouldn't be too hard, since it's Wintergrasp Palace!

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442175

>>442169
Oh I know this game. Question is, do I? [1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

Donrick [Smith] 442176

>>442170
>>442169
"The damage has been worse than I thought. One of those dents must have knocked everything loose. It's a wonder everything held up together as long as it did."

Who needs instructions, I designed and made Chell. I can rebuild her. I have the technology.
First things first, correct all the dents.
Make the armor and shell shiny and clean again.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

442177

>>442159
"You seem to be out of practice, my dear~"
Start scratching her hindquarters and give her neck a little nibble.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442178

>>442173
Raise my hooves to catch her.
Pls '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

442179

>>442169
>>442173
>>442175
Welp… I hesitate for a moment, but take a bite from the pear anyway, then slowly move in for a kiss.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442180

>>442173
Okay, can I make any sense out of this?
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Liviana [Templar] 442181

>>442176
"How long will it take to fix her?"

DM 442182

>>442179
>>442175
She is surprised by this sudden development, but also deeply happy for it.
She wraps her hoof around you and grabs the pear with her tongue.
>>442180
You wish.
It's machine code.
>>442178
>>442173
You end up with a face full of dropkick
"Two each! Time to finish this!"
She tries to somersault into the air and land butt-first on you '1d10'
>>442174
Seems you got the place to yourselves for now.
A slightly sleepy servant comes to take your order
"I'd personally go with the Good Night Special. But that's just my love of friend food speaking."
>>442177
"Hey, the returning hero deserves to be in charge."
she slaps you on the catbutt with her tail
'1d10'
>>442176
Well that's easy. Just some hammering and polish.

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 1 = 1

DM 442183

>>442182
>>442177
…and aims a bit too low.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442184

>>442182
W-Waifu pls.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442185

>>442184
I guess I catch her or something?
I don't even know anymore

Donrick [Smith] 442186

>>442181
"I've no idea. I have to reconstruct everything on the inside, then reconnect the head and see if it works."

>>442182
Now comes the fun part.
Putting the insides back together. Start with the main systems.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442187

>>442182
I'll look to Valley a moment.
"That sounds good to me. What would you like?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442188

>>442182
Well I am part machine now…
"If you have any questions about how it works, you can just ask."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442189

>>442188
"The going unseen part, I mean."

DM 442190

>>442185
>>442184
>>442182
I think she landed just perfectly.
"Nggh~
…shall we… c-call it a draw?"
>>442186
Like building a puzzle.
You even dust and polish the parts.
>>442187
"Works for me."
The servant nods
"Coming up."
And then leaves you alone
>>442189
>>442188
"We can talk about it once I've gotten a few more things figured out."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442191

>>442182
Master played this game a lot too after all.
Wrap a hoof around her as well and take another bite from the pear.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442192

>>442190
"I don't suppose there is anything you can do for my eye, right?"

Donrick [Smith] 442193

>>442190
Right.
Now, secondary systems, like weapons, those little wheels that lets her roll around on smooth terrain, brushie.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442194

>>442190
"While we wait, lady Vally, perhaps you could tell me a bit about yourself?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442195

>>442190
I'm too amazed by what just happened.
"Y-yes…draw….draw is good…"

DM 442196

>>442191
She smirks and lets you both fall over onto the blanket
"It tastes so sweet~"
>>442192
"Haven't gotten that far yet. And I've never tried fixing an eye. Maybe I could put a spring-loaded dagger in there."

442197

>>442183
That's startling.
"Well well, it seems you missed something fiercely…"
Let's try to catch that tail.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442198

>>442196
"Doesn't help if I'm blindsided…"

DM 442199

>>442193
Better than ever.
Now with enhanced brushie action.
>>442194
"Me? Well, I…
…"
She sighs
"…can we talk about you first?"
>>442197
She eeps a bit
"Hey now… what are you planning?"
>>442198
He shrugs
"eyes are complex things"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442200

>>442196
Wrap my wings around her too… she might like that.
"I do like pears, Mistral."

DM 442201

>>442195
She loosens up get more comfortable
"Gaaaah~
I'm glad you think so."
>>442200
"Do you now?
What about pairs?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442202

>>442199
I'll rub the side of my nose slightly.
"Ahem. Well, what would you like to know?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442203

>>442199
"I will see what I can do from my usual eyeballs retailer."
Chuckle and make for the door.
"Anything else you need? I really want to make it up for yesterday."

Donrick [Smith] 442204

>>442199
I'll have to try that out once Liviana is gone…
Anyway!
Fix up the neck connections, and check the head.
Is the head okay?

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442205

>>442201
"Pear pairs?"

DM 442206

>>442202
"Well… you're an Elite aren't you? And sent by the High King… you must be quite impressive…"
>>442203
"If you can, try to get someone to bring me samples of the rigs used by Timberjaw engineers."
>>442204
The head was always fine.
"Thank-you-this-is-a-lot-nicer"
>>442205
"I guess we could try that~
But I want another bite first"

442207

>>442199
"I'm being impulsive~"
Wrap her tail around my forearm, and start tickling her with my own.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442208

>>442201
"Hey…it's not because it's a draw that we're done yet." I grin as I start kissing and nibbling her neck.

Donrick [Smith] 442209

>>442206
"Try moving around a bit."

442210

>>442206
Can't deny a lady her food… take another bite and kiss her.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Liviana [Templar] 442211

>>442209
"That was impressively quick."

Donrick [Smith] 442212

>>442211
"I was afraid that it was more seriousy, but seems her parts were just knocked down."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442213

>>442206
"I was just thinking about taking a trip there…"

Donrick [Smith] 442214

>>442212
That should be like this

DM 442215

>>442207
With nowhere to run, she can only try and struggle
'1d10'
"Hey… no fair~"
>>442208
She makes herself comfortable on your lap
"Mh~
I missed you…"
>>442209
She spins her head
'1d360' degrees
>>442210
You drop the pair, bite her neck and then kiss it, leaving her surprised, confused and aroused.
>>442213
"Good hunting then."

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 196 = 196

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442216

>>442206
"To an extent, I suppose. I mean, I spent most of my youth training. I was useless for forge work, but I found I could swing an axe fairly well."
I'll idly tap my hooves together lightly.
"After that it was just a matter of hard work and having the good fortune to be noticed by king Deep Rock. Originally I was to be little more than a messenger to him, but things quickly escalated. I seem to have impressed the High King somehow and he offered me a spot on the Northern Lights after we stopped TIARA."

DM 442217

>>442216
She looks all dreamy-eyed.
"Wow~"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442218

>>442215
Off I go.
I really dislike Ironfoe. Wish I was back in wintergrasp.
Back to the girls!
"Ladies, we should go out tonight."

Donrick [Smith] 442219

>>442215
Make sure the connections between the head and body are without problem then.
And that she is fully operational.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442220

>>442215
"Sorry. Wrong spot. Did I hurt you?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442221

>>442217
I'm not quite certain how to deal with this reaction. Honestly it's one I never got before.
So I'll press on, I suppose.
"What of yourself? You said you recently came into master Oats' assistant position. Are you a sculptor or artist?"

442222

>>442215
"Now where do you think you're going?~"
Pull her closer.

Roll #1 7 = 7

DM 442223

>>442218
"Do we have to?"
"If you day so."
>>442219
"All-systems-nominal"
>>442220
"Yeah…
…d-do it again."
>>442221
She snaps out of it
"Ah!
Um… yes.
Sculpting was a hobby of mine before I… ran away from home.
…it helped me earn some money… but during my travels I was abducted and forced into slavery in the Underkingdom.
Queen Venia and her allies came to my aid there… and even though i broke my back I made it out alive.
…then spent months in bed recovering.
But my talents were noticed, and now I work for sir Oats."
She fidgets with her dress a bit
"…your story is so much cooler…"
>>442222
She bumps her rear against you
"Just playing hard to catch~"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442224

>>442215
"Missed you too…" before I kiss '1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Donrick [Smith] 442225

>>442223
"Run a check of all systems again. Main and auxilary systems, each one of them."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442226

>>442223
Raise a brow.
"What, you'd rather close yourself in a room and waste away all day?"
Smirk.
"Because I'd be okay with that~"

442227

>>442223
"… Hurt you?"
Uh… softly bite her neck again?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442228

>>442223
I'll shake my head.
"Not quite. I just hit things. Very well, mind you, but it's just hitting things really hard. You create, and had the strength of spirit to recover from something that would have broken most other ponies."
I'll give her a quick smile.
"Besides, you get to work with a master craftspony like Golden Oats, finest Golemcrafter in all the north. You're practically the envy of any sculptor just about anywhere. He usually never takes on help."

442229

>>442223
"Well let's tame you then~"
Try and flip her over.

Roll #1 1 = 1

DM 442230

>>442224
"You kiss like a colt on his fist date. Put some effort into it!"
'1d10+2'
>>442225
"Bolt-thrower-online
Secondary-transport-mode-online
Translation-online
Brushie-online
"
>>442226
"Well you were told to rest. So is one more day 'wasted' so bad?"
"At least you'd be with us, right?"
>>442227
She downright purrs
"This feels so… new…"
>>442229
She capitalizes on this, and climbs on top of you!
'1d10'
>>442228
"Guess we both are lucky then…~"
She looks you deep into the eyes, but is interrupted when the servant returns with two hot plates of fried vegetables and tall pints of ale.
"Two Good Night Specials. Guaranteed a sound night's sleep or 10% off your next meal."

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3 / Roll #2 4 = 4

DM 442231

>>442230
>>442224
"…you know what just stick it in already. I think we both are done with this playing around junk."

Liviana [Templar] 442232

>>442230
"… Brushie?"

Donrick [Smith] 442233

>>442230
>>442232
Cough slightly.
"Must be something with the translator."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442234

>>442230
"Yes, time's wasting~"
'5d10+10'

Roll #1 5, 7, 2, 2, 4 + 10 = 30

442235

>>442230
Don't tell me, this is new for me too…
At least she has a nice coat. Keep at it. Switch between light bites and kisses.
"You enjoy this?"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442236

>>442230
"Which is kinda why I wanted to have a romantic night out instead of staying locked away in a room like when we were in school, you know."
Smile at them, but start circling the bed.

Liviana [Templar] 442237

>>442233
"But… that was Greek."

Godric [Lord] 442238

>>442230
Blink up at her.
"It seems like I am more tired than I realized…"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442239

>>442230
"Thank you."
And then we'll eat, I suppose.
How hard does that ale hit me? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442240

>>442239
Not at all. I'm too distracted with Windy Valley.

Donrick [Smith] 442241

>>442237
"Uh.. It's just a short name for some of the systems."

DM 442242

>>442234
"Put your back into it if you have any left!"
'5d10+10'
>>442235
She just incoherently moans.
It's impossible to ignore the moisture by this point.
>>442236
"We can open a window if you want to be cold."
>>442238
"Well why not just lay back and let your queen take over for a moment?"
She reaches down with a talon
>>442239
>>442240
She's far too distracted by you as well, leaning her face on one hoof, idly lifting the fork with telekinesis and keeping the other hoof under the table.

Roll #1 3, 9, 5, 3, 7 + 10 = 37

Liviana [Templar] 442243

>>442241
"Oh, okay. Well… is she fully fixed now?"

Donrick [Smith] 442244

>>442243
"Should be."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442245

>>442242
"Have we tried it on the snow yet?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442246

>>442242
67/100
Well not bad but…
"Maybe we should take some time together for a few days…I've been gone for a long time."
I nibble on her ear.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442247

>>442242
We are kind of outside… I don't even understand why she likes this so much.
Uh… Just.. stop for a moment and look at her.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442248

>>442242
Under the table? Hope she doesn't fall over…
We'll eat a little while longer, I suppose.
"So, lady Valley, did you wish to return to Ironfoe tonight, or… tomorrow?"

Liviana [Templar] 442249

>>442244
"That's a relief, I can't deny I was somewhat worried."
I look around
"We've been here for a long time, what do you think the others are doing?"

Godric [Lord] 442250

>>442242
"I have been missing your touch…"
Grasp her talon with my own.

DM 442251

>>442246
"I agree.
How was your trip anyway. Picked up anything interesting?"
>>442247
She blinks for a while
"…why'd you stop?"
>>442245
"Don't think so"
"I doubt it, dear."
>>442248
"Any time you feel like we're done…~"
She gets a sly look and straightens up with an audible squish, then proceeds to take another bite.
>>442250
She smiles.
"Well my king, I could offer you plenty of touching if you have an itch that needs scratching"

Donrick [Smith] 442252

>>442249
Shrug.
"I'm not exactly sure about their culture and customs yet. Want to look around? Take Chell for a test ride too, see if she's okay with going aroud already."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442253

>>442251
"You know what I'd like to do, some times?"
Stare out of the windows, a smile creeping on my face.
"Just go out and throw snowballs around at the passerbies.."

DM 442254

>>442253
"…but why?"
"Should we see who can knock off the most hats?"

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442255

>>442251
"Timberjaw was such a mess. All sorts of crazy machines. You probably wouldn't even believe it if I told you. We fought in a walking machine so big there was an entire city on top of it."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442256

>>442251
"I don't understand… pain is punishment."

Liviana [Templar] 442257

>>442252
"Oh, Golden Oats. Maybe he'll be interested in Chell."

Donrick [Smith] 442258

>>442257
"You think?"

Godric [Lord] 442259

>>442251
"Tonight…I believe that is your choice, my queen. I would be content to just lie with you."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442260

>>442251
Squish?
Was that supposed to be seductive? Am I supposed to be getting seduced? Is that it?
I'll chew thoughtfully a bit longer.
Well, fancy that.
"Well, I'm certain there are rooms available, if you'd like to check."

Liviana [Templar] 442261

>>442258
"Well she's not a golem… but still."

DM 442262

>>442255
"Ok you can stop bullshitting me now and tell something real.
Maybe there's a reward in it for you if it's really interesting~"
>>442256
"Huh?
…well… if that's so…
…maybe I like being punished? I don't know. That sounds dumb.
…but I still liked that."
>>442259
"Very well then."
She lies down next to you, her head on your neck
…and her talons reaching around for something to grab.
>>442260
"…should we finish out meals first?"

Donrick [Smith] 442263

>>442261
"Meeting him can't hurt, I guess."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442264

>>442262
"It would be a shame to waste the chefs' effort at this hour."
And then the meal will finish in relatively short order, but slow enough that the meal is savored.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442265

>>442254
Move closer to Bearing with a big smile.
"But why not!"
Rub her nose and give her a big kiss.
'1d10+2'
"Race you two outside!"

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442266

>>442262
"… If you like it, it's okay, Mistral."

Godric [Lord] 442267

>>442262
I'll bring my own head down on hers, but stay still.

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442268

>>442262
I roll my eyes behind her back
"I'll show it to you one day. But I've found something else interesting." Reach over to my saddlebags and grab that amulet of Lavann and show it to her.

DM 442269

>>442264
These dress uniforms are really cramping where it counts…
…and what is she doing with her magic? She's using her hoof to eat so… huh. Weird.
She does finish eating after a while
"Okay… shall we?"
>>442266
"…is this weird?"
>>442265
'1d10+1'
'1d10-1'
>>442267
Does she find anything of interest, or will she settle on scratching your belly a bit?
'1d2'
>>442268
"How pretty!
What is it?"

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2 / Roll #2 2 - 1 = 1 / Roll #3 1 = 1

DM 442270

>>442269
>>442265
Peach trips over herself and ends up arriving with a bloody nose.
Bearing doesn't want to run.
>>442267
>>442269
Looks like she found something to keep her occupied as she softly coos.
"I think I might end up learning to like this… royalty thing."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442271

>>442269
Snuggle up with her again while holding it up.
"It's an amulet of Lavann. It shows devotion to the Old Fire God. Here touch it, it's warm."
Give it to her.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442272

>>442269
I shake my head slowly
"No. It's nice, Mistral. It's… cute."

DM 442273

>>442271
She holds it for a while, examining it
"Well holy shit."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442274

>>442273
"You like it?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442275

>>442269
I'll nod.
"Let's."
And from there, we'll head to an unoccupied room.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442276

>>442270
Sigh and shake my head as Peach arrives.
"This was a stupid idea, wasn't it?"
Stay here, looking at Bearing slowly walk over.

DM 442277

>>442272
She blushes visibly
"…I'm… glad you like it?
…what else do you like?"
>>442276
"Yep."
"Oh, I'm not holding you two back, am I?"
>>442274
"It's amazing.
What do you plan to do with it?"
>>442275
Plenty to pick from for one of your status
You eventually find a good one on the second floor and head in.
Windy looks a little uneasy and fidgety.

442278

>>442270
"Oh, I am sure you will…"
How does that feel?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Donrick [Smith] 442279

Well, I guess Liviana left for this or that now.

You know what time it is.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442280

>>442277
"And here, lady Valley, is where we part ways for the evening. The dinner was lovely, and I look forward to us having another outing together in the future."
I'll bow my head slightly.

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442281

>>442277
Shake my head and smile at Bearing.
"No, I love you honey! I want to be there for you!"
Then, whisper to Peaches.
"I died, back then. Again."

Godric [Lord] 442282

>>442278
Mildly uncomfortable? Might be one of my bruises. I'll shift a little.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442283

>>442277
"I like your coat… it's pretty. Clean. Neat. And your eyes are really beautiful too."
I skid a little closer.
"You're… much more of a mare than I am. I think."

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 442284

>>442277
"Not sure yet. I'll have to examine it first, but after that…maybe it would look lovely around your neck…"
Kiss her neck.
"And that's not all, I've found a map…leading to wherever that amulet came from. Do you understand, princess?"
Rub her belly.
"We've got almost everything we need to find that Shard. And once we have it, we'll be legends. We'll have more power in our hoofs than even the most powerful mages in Rockeye can dream off. You and me, we'll transform the North together."

DM 442285

>>442282
>>442278
"I'm heavy, aren't I?"
>>442279
"Brushie?"
>>442280
"Hey…
…before you… go…"
>>442281
Her expression goes entirely blank and she just silently stares at you
>>442283
"Nonsense.
We're equals."
>>442284
"Oh I love it when you get all big like that~"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442286

"Don't tell her."
Stand up and go to meet Bearing with a smile and open hooves, before hugging her and pirouetting around.
'1d10+2'
"You are as beautiful as the first day I met you~"

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442287

>>442285
I'll look her in the eyes.
"Yes?"

Donrick [Smith] 442288

>>442285
"Brushie."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442289

>>442285
"You are prettier."
I look her over, searching for the right word.
"… Elegant. Regal."

Godric [Lord] 442290

>>442285
"Not in the least, love. I just feel a bit sore is all. Your warmth is all the care I need."

DM 442291

>>442286
"And you just get better with time~"
>>442287
"…sorry about the whole…
…thing…
…back at the workshop."
She moves her hooves awkwardly
"…It's ok that you don't want to be around me any longer. I just… wanted to say I'm sorry before you go."
>>442288
"deploying-brushie-please-assume-brushie-position."
>>442289
"Hush.
As mares, we are equal.
As ponies, we are equal."
She gently boops your nose
>>442290
"Good.
Come morning I'll preen those wings of yours."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442292

>>442291
I'll chuckle a bit, and shake my head before… '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Donrick [Smith] 442293

>>442291
Assume position.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442294

>>442292
Giving her a small kiss on the forehead.
"Trust me, if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have stayed in the closet with you, or invited you on a date. Of which I do hope there will be a second. You're actually the first mare I've ever had a date with that lasted all the way to the end."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442295

>>442291
"I'd have never thought you liked scars."
Chuckle a bit and rest my forehead on hers, slowly nuzzling her.
Then, move my mouth closer to her ear.
"Anything you want, I'm doing it for you today. Just say what."

DM 442296

>>442293
"Deploying"
Brushie '1d10'
Brushie '1d10'
Brushie '1d10'
>>442294
>>442292
"Then… why are you going? Did I do something wrong?"

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 9 = 9 / Roll #3 9 = 9

Sion 442297

>>442285
I smile and nuzzle her
"Princess, together we're going to do bigger things than we ever imagined."
Time for bed, more megalomaniacal pillow talk later

Godric [Lord] 442298

>>442291
"That would be wonderful. Your preenings were always nothing short of divine. And I'm sure I could use one by now."
Reach up and scratch her between the wings.

Donrick [Smith] 442299

>>442296
Description on those?
Just close my eyes and enjoy the lack of explosions.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442300

>>442291
"… Okay."
I move a hoof up to her cheek and caress it softly.
"Thank you Mistral. I am… happy with this. Being with you."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442301

>>442296
"No, but I thought it imprudent to, well, dive in after only one date. You should value yourself more highly than that, lady Valley."
I'll smile.
"Besides, you remember me saying this is the first time I've had such an evening to completion? I'm incredibly nervous, and have no practical experience on what would normally follow. And this gives us both something to look forward to in the future, after we get to know each other better."

DM 442302

>>442299
Brushie
Brushie
Brushie

>>442295
"How about you do as the good doctor asked and not break your legs again?"
She smiles and slaps wad of snow on your face.
>>442298
"I'm sure you could use a lot by now, king.
…like heirs~"
>>442300
"And you being happy makes me happy."
>>442301
"So you just don't find me very attractive then?
…could you at least stay and…
…keep me company? I'd feel safer…"

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442303

>>442302
"Yes, nurse Fruits~"
Bite off some of that snow and give her a shockingly fresh kiss.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Donrick [Smith] 442304

>>442302
I need to keep this brushie update in mind.
Of how I did it.

DM 442305

>>442303
She falls backwards into the snow bank, pulling you along
"Ok. But first give me another.
Doctor's orders~"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442306

>>442302
I smile slightly and give her a kiss on the neck.
"That is nice then."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442307

>>442305
Rest my metal wing upon the snow as I envelope her with the other and scoop her up, rolling back and putting her on top as I kiss her once more.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Godric [Lord] 442308

>>442302
"Heirs…I had not even considered. We will have to make sure that happens, won't we?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442309

>>442302
I'll shake my head.
"You misunderstand me. You are a very attractive mare, and as such I don't want to make a fool of myself on our first date. Nothing is more embarrassing than, well, not living up to your expectations."
I'll smile a bit at her.
"But I see nothing wrong with keeping you company for the night."

DM 442310

>>442306
She shudders and smiles
"I love you…~"
>>442307
She's all yours big guy
>>442308
"Indeed. I think that's something of a royal duty… right?"
>>442309
"…thanks…
…after the abduction and everything I saw down in those pits… I don't want to be alone at night if I can help it.
And you… well… you're big. And strong. And a capable warrior and an elite guard and…"
She trails off, looks down, and then retreats to the bed
"…I just felt safe around you for the first time in ages."

Pumpkin Swansong [Tin Can] 442311

>>442310
Time to go back in our room. Wouldn't want the kid to freeze out here.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442312

>>442310
"I'm flattered you think so highly of me."
I'll walk over and sit next to the bed.
"Care to know a little something? You are the first mare that I've had a date with that wasn't either a set-up, a joke, or a no-show. It was… refreshing to spend the evening with you."

442313

>>442310
"I love you too."
Give her the bite. And a few kisses to even things out.

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Godric [Lord] 442314

>>442310
"Quite. Our most important, of course~"

DM 442315

>>442313
She ends up quivering on the ground, kicking her rear leg a bit
>>442311
"You haven't lost one bit of your touch~"
>>442312
"That sounds hard to believe…
I mean… who wouldn't want to have someone like you?"
She pats the bed
>>442314
"We should get to it some day then~"

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442316

>>442315
That's… strangely adorable.
"… We should go inside. Don't want to see you catch a cold."

DM 442317

>>442316
"Ifffyoussay so. Lead the way~"

Pumpkin Swansong [Lover] 442318

>>442315
"you bring the best out of me."
Nuzzle her gently as we go back to the room and let her on the bed.
Then, trot to the door.
"I will be back in a moment."
And with a smile, close the door.
Find Peaches.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442319

>>442315
"Apparently having a more feminine appearance gives most ponies the idea of the same jokes."
I'll shrug.
"It's one of the reasons I started wearing heavier armor, actually. If they couldn't see how I looked, then they couldn't mock how I looked. To be fair, how many ponies do you think would take a pink guard seriously? That wasn't a mare?"
I'll just rest the front half of me against the side of the bed, with my forelegs on the mattress.
"If attitudes have changed since then, as it increasingly seems to have, then perhaps I'm just not giving anyone the chance. Except you."
I'll lay my head over my hooves.
"While decorum prevents me from joining you in bed, lady Valley, I will watch over you until you fall asleep."

DM 442320

>>442318
Right behind you
"Boo."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442321

>>442317
Pick her up and carry her on my back, all the way back to Wintergrasp. Just like old times. This sure was… different. And unexpected.

Godric [Lord] 442322

>>442315
"Yes, we should. Have you given any though to it?"

442323

>>442320
"You little devil."
Smile at her and steal a kiss.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

DM 442324

>>442319
"…you're pink?
…well. That changes nothing. I still feel safe near you.
And… do as you feel is best. I have been told I'm too pushy. And I don't want to lose you…"
>>442323
"Try not to fall for me too much. I won't be much of a partner if I'm lugging around your other kid."
>>442322
"Not really, no. Still kinda adjusting to all this new stuff."
>>442321
But fun~

Pause soon fellow stalker.

Donrick [Smith] 442325

>>442324
Brushie

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442326

>>442324
I'll softly smile at her.
"Then you won't. I will stay with you until morning, though the bed is going to be yours."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442327

>>442324
Yes. It did tickle me.
Let's find our room so we can relax and have some privacy…

DM 442328

>>442325
"Please-define-target-location"
>>442326
She scoots over to one side
"I can behave myself…"
>>442327
Plenty to pick from. So just grab one.
"That was fun~"

Godric [Lord] 442329

>>442324
"Yes, me as well. But it would be certainly interesting, raising little ones in here."

Pumpkin Swansong [Partner] 442330

>>442324
"And I wouldn't get to boss you around, either."
Smile and sit on the ground.
"What should I do, Peach?"

Donrick [Smith] 442331

>>442328
"Mane. Or what's left of it."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442332

>>442328
Well, a little teasing can't hurt.
"Yes, and what happened in the closet was your best behavior, hmm~?"
And if she's making room, I might as well prepare for sleep.
"Let me just set my uniform aside, and I will join you."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442333

>>442328
Pick an unoccupied one and clay her down in bed, then hop in as well.
"Yes. We should eat pears more often."

DM 442334

>>442329
"Well even one would be a start. I'm not sure how many eggs I want to pass through me."
>>442330
"Go back in there and treat her like she wants to be treated?"
>>442331
"Initiating."
She brushes your mane into a little combover, then brushes behind the ears
>>442332
"Go ahead.
…and I said I was sorry about that…"
>>442333
"I agree…"
Surprise kiss
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442335

>>442334
"I was just teasing you."
Once the uniform is off and folded, I'll join her on the bed.

Pumpkin Swansong [Pony] 442336

>>442334
Shake my head slowly as I pick myself up.
"Not what I meant partner. Not what I meant…"
Go to open the door.
"Joining us?"

442337

>>442334
I will return surprise kissu.
"Other fruits are available. If you wish to have variety."

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

DM 442338

>>442335
"If that makes you stay… then I guess I'll take it."
She sighs, and tries to not look your way '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Donrick [Smith] 442339

DM 442340

>>442336
"Priorities, partner.
She is now.
Your recovery is then.
What we do after that, is later.
And you get her started. I'll catch up."
>>442337
"A veritable fruit basket of love~?"
>>442338
…well… just a little peek…

DM 442341

>>442339
Well you still have the base of the other one, right?

Godric [Lord] 442342

>>442334
"Yes, it would. Tell me, would you prefer a son or daughter?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442343

>>442338
>>442340
Guess who was waiting for her to roll over.
"If you like, I'm pretty sure a hug is withing my capabilities."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442344

>>442340
"Whatever you wish, I will deliver for you, Mistral."

Donrick [Smith] 442345

>>442341
The base of it, yeah…

Pumpkin Swansong [Pony] 442346

>>442340
Nod to her before turning to the door, opening it and walking in with a confident smirk on my face.
"Now, where were we?"
'5d10+20'

Roll #1 4, 5, 2, 2, 9 + 20 = 42

DM 442347

>>442342
"Well shouldn't the royal heir usually be a son?"
>>442343
She blushes heavily, quickly looks down, then nods silently
>>442344
"For now… I'm happy with what I have here.
…you."
>>442345
Perfect for brushy.
>>442346
"In a room."
'5d10'

Roll #1 5, 7, 6, 8, 4 = 30

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442348

>>442347
Alright. I can do this. One, professional, comforting, nonsexual hug. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442349

>>442348
And that hug will be maintained until she falls asleep.

Donrick [Smith] 442350

>>442347
Well, let Chell perfect her brushie techniques then.
"Are you sure everything is fully functional?"

DM 442351

>>442348
>>442349
Can she keep it professional and nonsexual too?
If she tries really hard?
'1d10'
>>442350
"I-assume-so-though-a-full-diagnostic-will-take-time"

Roll #1 1 = 1

Godric [Lord] 442352

>>442347
"It should. But I want to know what you would like."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442353

>>442347
Pull her a little closer and put a wing around her too.
"Do you want me to continue?"

Donrick [Smith] 442354

>>442351
"How long?"

DM 442355

>>442351
>>442348
>>442349
No.
It's really quite hard to miss what her desires for the night where, even if she keeps her front hooves to a nice little hug and pinches her eyes shut, she can't stop her hips from moving on their own, grinding her overflowing mareparts against you, the kneading movement of her legs only making it worse as her teats heave left and right, or indeed in this horizontal state, up and down, against your nethers.
"I'msorryI'm sorryI'msorry…"
>>442352
"You know… I never really gave it that much though. Then, I suppose once it's your own, it doesn't matter one way or the other."
>>442353
"Yes please~"
>>442354
"Estimated-one-hour."

Pumpkin Swansong [Lover] 442356

>>442347
Sex with metal limbs is hard.
Is it okay for her?

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442357

>>442355
"It's alright."
I'll tighten the hug a little.
Perhaps she might need some relief after all…
"I… don't quite know if this will work."
And I'll massage her nethers with telekinesis. Gently. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

442358

>>442355
I wonder if being bitten is a mare thing… maybe I should ask her to do the same to me? Should I enjoy it too then?
Ah… just continue where we left off. She enjoys it and I live to please.

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Godric [Lord] 442359

>>442355
"I suppose we will have to cross that stormfront when we come to it, hm?"

Donrick [Smith] 442360

>>442355
"Make sure to tell me once it is done."

442361

1-5: Personal affairs Venus Venus Venus
6-10: More Work

Roll #1 5 = 5

DM 442362

>>442356
She makes it work.
"You know… this… is really refreshing. Gives us all new challenges. Really puts a new spin on things."
>>442357
She tenses up, staring you right in the eyes with a quivering smile
"I could kiss you right now…"
But instead she focuses on trying to repay the favor, without going overboard
'1d10'
>>442358
She tries to gently bite back
'1d10+2'
>>442359
"Guess so. So when do we start trying?"
>>442360
"Affirmative. Commence-test-now-or-postpone?"
>>442361
"Hey~"

Roll #1 2 = 2 / Roll #2 5 + 2 = 7

DM 442363

>>442362
>>442357
It cannot be helped.
She is totally into this, and trying her very best to please you as hard as she can, never breaking eye contact.

Pumpkin Swansong [Lover] 442364

>>442362
"Want me… to lose a body part… every other mission?"
Smirk at her.

Kilana [dark artist] 442365

>>442362
How long have I been asleep, long enough for the doctor to come?

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442366

>>442363
>>442362
Well, I suppose it's only fair if I pick up the pace as well. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442367

>>442362
How considerate of her… Question is, how far is she willing to take this?

Godric [Lord] 442368

>>442362
"Whenever we feel ready, I suppose. We are the parents, after all. There have to be some preparations to make. The viceroy of Wintersgrasp recently retired for the same reason. Perhaps we could ask her?"

442369

>>442362
"Aahh, love. We have some time to rest. Now… how would you like it to be? On the day when we are bound together? "

Roll #1 5 = 5

Donrick [Smith] 442370

>>442362
"What test?"

Kilana [dark artist] 442371

>>442365
oats that is.

DM 442372

>>442364
"Try to keep the important ones."
>>442365
>>442371
You can get that leg sawn off any time.
>>442366
Her eyes go wide and she lets out a little mix of a nervous laugh and an orgasmic moan.
She then shakily tries to put a hoof around you, hoping you won't notice how much she is spreading her legs to give you ore freedom of movement.
>>442367
Why not ask?
Or even better, try pushing her?
>>442368
"Sounds like a good plan to me. Might be good to touch base with those other kings too, for political reasons too."
>>442369
"Why don't we put you in a pretty dress?"
>>442370
"Full-system-test?"

Donrick [Smith] 442373

>>442372
"Oh, that, yes.
You can commence."

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442374

>>442372
I'm not good at leading…
"Mistral? Do you wish… to go on?"

Godric [Lord] 442375

>>442372
"Yes. I may put forth the idea of a council of sorts to some of the others."

Kilana [dark artist] 442376

>>442372
let do it now.

Pumpkin Swansong [Lover] 442377

>>442372
"We have already seen…"
Slow it down.
"My heart was expendable."
Chuckle a bit and trace slowly down her belly with a hoof, gently rubbing her love button.
"I'm sorry this had to happen."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442378

>>442372
I don't think I'll take that invitation right now. Currently I'll worry about her finding release.
Though, while the magic is at play down south, I suppose I can give her a kiss. I can kiss, right? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442379

>>442378
Well, I've never practiced…

442380

>>442372
"T-That's something special just for our alone time. But for this, I'd like to be with you as I am. I'll wear a nice robe, maybe I'll have it made in your colours. What would you like? "

Roll #1 5 = 5

DM 442381

>>442373
She retracts the brushie and starts spinning her eyes to indicate loading.
>>442374
"…do you?"
>>442375
"My brilliant king~"
>>442376
"…more wounded from Timberjaw I see.
If I may ask, why did you want a golem limb?"
>>442378
>>442379
That's not the part you use for kissing, even if it is touching some lips.
She looks confused, deep red, and very very hopeful.
>>442377
"Look… it was a mission, right?
It was important. To more ponies than we can imagine."
>>442380
"Is there something wrong in the guard armor?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442382

>>442381
I'll redden up a bit as well.
"It seems I'm, uh, getting a little ahead of myself."
I'll pause for a moment, and take a small breath.
"Are you absolutely certain you won't regret this?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Lover] 442383

>>442381
Nod slowly and rest my head on her chest.
"You know… I had a nice dream, the other day… It was me, you, peach and the kid, and she was all grown up, playing with toy swords…"
Tell her the part about Fall Harvest in my conversation with the master, but leave out any negative light or anything that might suggest that's not us.
Or indeed, not a dream.

Ambrosia [Landkeeper] 442384

>>442381
"I wish to please you, Mistral."

Verne 442385

>>442381
"Is it who you are? Honestly, I'd… love to see you in a dress. I've always dreamed of having this sort of dream wedding, but this is your day, too. What would you be happiest wearing on a day meant to mark that we belong to one another?"

DM 442386

>>442382
"Do I look like I'm regretting this?"
She nudges a little closes but still lacks the courage to kiss you.
>>442383
"What a cute dream.
…so were you married to both me and Peaches in it then?"
>>442384
"And so far you've done a magnificent job of that by following your instincts.
So please… continue."
>>442385
"I wear dresses slightly less often than you do. But lets make a deal.
I put on a dress for it. Add you wear these.
She tosses you a pair of frilly panties."

Godric [Lord] 442387

>>442381
"It had to be done now that we have so many, my beautiful queen~"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 442388

>>442386
Well, here goes everything, then.
I'll kiss her, and then thrust in just once, as far as I can go. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Pumpkin Swansong [Lover] 442389

>>442386
Shrug.
"Dreams are dreams. I guess you two feel like family by now."