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In the middle of this Age of Piracy, there are those who stand up against their oppressors.

Ordered to inspect an island that might be useful in the future, they find that they aren't the only ones looking ahead.

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#Torm and Klava
You find yourselves heading back to the ship, to report on what you've encountered after dealing with a Pegasus and Gryphon pirate.

Both of you, roll a d10 to hold on to the boat oars.

#Hopscotch, Knox, and Gunhilda
The Donkeylamia is sailing off, but not before leaving you with a present, a horribly altered Pegasus whose skull has exceeded the skin of his face and whose wings flap in an unholy manner.


Knox 4/4
Gunhilda 6/6

Diamond Dog Soldier 14 hits
Pill-Popping Pegasus 3/6
Zany Zebra Lady 7/7
Uncontrolled Magic Unicorn 6/6
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556589
We took the pegasus and Gryphon pirates with us for interrogation, right? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

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>>556589
Can I get an update on what I missed?

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>>556589
OH NO SHE DOESN'T
I try to fire off at the Donkeylamia!
AND HER BOAT!
Barrage!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

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>>556616
It would be a bad thing to leave them where their allies could find them and sound an alarm.

The oar is being pulled away from you, and your almost at your limit! Roll for a second wind!

>>556617
Island is loaded with hallucinogens.
You ran into a group of crazy people on the island.
The Donkeylamia boss appeared, but was protected.
She showed her power and created the Pegasus Abomination.

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>>556589
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

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>>556622
stupid Scald, screwing everything up for me! '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

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>>556622
I hit that freaky pegasus with a knockout shot!
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

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>>556621
The Pirates she left back on land take the brunt of the attack for her, though a few shots do nick her boat.

"Birdy! You came back!"

>>556624
After the oar tries to pull away from you, you yank it back in. There's a good sized tooth stuck to it.

>>556626
You lose the oar as something pulls it away. Trying to see where it went, there's another set of eyes looking back at you from underneath the water.

>>556631
It misses, but Knox took care of sending her to the ground anyway.

Diamond Dog Soldier 4 hits
Pill-Popping Pegasus Helpless/4
Zany Zebra Lady Helpless/5
Uncontrolled Magic Unicorn Helpless/4
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556638
I hit that abomination with a Marksman shot now.
[1d10]

Roll #1 4 = 4

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>>556638
AAAAAAAA
I shoot the one that called me "Birdy"
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

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>>556638
Glance overboard.

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>>556638
"Great, there's something in the water!" Try to pull my oar back with TK. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

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The Abomination's wing muscle starts tensing up.

>>556640
The Diamond Dog easily baps it away.

>>556641
Make sure to reload after expending all your ammo during barrage.

Hopscotch 6/6
Knox 4/4
Gunhilda 6/6


Diamond Dog Soldier 4 hits
Pill-Popping Pegasus 6/4
Zany Zebra Lady 7/5
Uncontrolled Magic Unicorn Helpless/4
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556646
I try to shoot the abomination with a regular bolt.

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>>556647
[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

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>>556646
Right. No going about it now.
"WE NEED TO FINISH OFF THE LESSERS FIRST!"

Fervor up, and attack the unicorn.

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>>556642
There's a mare underwater. She's rubbing her cheek with her hoof, but when she looks at you, she smiles.

She has a mouth full of sharp teeth and a fish-like bottom half.

>>556644
You get it back, square in the chest as it is shoved against you. A pair of webbed fingers grab on to the boat and starts pulling the rest of the body up. A strange, naked Diamond Dog with half of the face of a shark reaches over and smirks.

"Hey there, little pony…"

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>>556655
Smile back.
"Hey there! You wouldn't happen to be buddies with a giant nautilus, would you?"

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#Flyers
Roll a 2d10, beat 13 to not take damage from the Tornado Gust.

>>556647
>>556649
No go, in fact, the Pegasus is able to ram into you, even in her delirious state.

>>556653
Nonlethal blows might be worse when we are talking about you. You know where to strike, and many of your enemies don't know how to defend themselves.

Hopscotch 2/6
Knox 4/4
Gunhilda 6/6


Diamond Dog Soldier 4 hits
Pill-Popping Pegasus 6/4
Zany Zebra Lady 7/5
Uncontrolled Magic Unicorn Helpless/2
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556657
[2d10]

Roll #1 1, 2 = 3

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>>556656
"You must be crazy," he says with a guttural tone as he raises his chimeral arm to stab you.

Roll a 2d10 to dodge!

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>>556657
'2d10'

Attack unicorn to an inch and kick it away! Fervored.

Roll #1 3, 1 = 4

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>>556659
"The claim has been made before." Dodging! '2d10'

Roll #1 2, 9 = 11

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>>556657
ogod what did i come back to
'2d10'

Roll #1 1, 9 = 10

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>>556658
You're sent flying by a simple flapping of the Abomination's wings, all the way against a tree 10 yards away!

>>556660
To within an inch of his life is horribly true. This Unicorn has been completely broken. In a small bit of revenge, the Wind gust launches you away from him and through a house, collapsing it on you.

Hopscotch Helpless/5
Knox 4/4
Gunhilda Helpless/5

Diamond Dog Soldier 4 hits
Pill-Popping Pegasus 6/4
Zany Zebra Lady 7/5
Uncontrolled Magic Unicorn Helpless/2
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556663
I Can Still Stand, of course.

Roll #1 8 = 8

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>>556662
One of nature's greatest forces, wind. You're sent head over paws repeatedly until you land in front of a house.

Hopscotch Helpless/5
Knox Helpless/3
Gunhilda Helpless/5

>>556661
He gets a good hit on your side, but you've felt worse.

"Hahaha, what a weak little pony!" He shouts as his second mouth offers a cacauphony of laughter.

Torm 6/6

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>>556664
You can. You toss of the building. I'd have the enemies roll for morale if they weren't out of their minds.

Hopscotch Helpless/5
Knox Helpless/3
Gunhilda 6/5

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>>556665
Owww!
I get up! Quick!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

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>>556663
I try to stand back up.
[1d10]

Roll #1 4 = 4

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>>556665
Homing magic. '1d10+2'
"Don't count me out just yet."

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

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>>556666
Are all these enemies insane pirates or insane civilians?

Can I bind the unicorn?

Roll #1 8 = 8

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>>556667
Good to see that damage not holding you back.

>>556668
A large, well developed coconut falls on your head.

Hopscotch Helpless/4
Knox 6/3
Gunhilda 6/5

Diamond Dog Soldier 4 hits
Pill-Popping Pegasus 6/4
Zany Zebra Lady 7/5
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

>>556670
Deed is done. There was nothing left to resist.

>>556669
An impressive array of 5 motes of magic appear, causing the Diamond Dog shark thing to pause and consider his options.

Klava 6/6
Torm 6/6

Mare Fish 8/8
D.D. Shark 10/8

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>>556671
Whack the DD Shark with my sword and two orbs! '1d10+1' '2d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 1 = 10 / Roll #2 4, 4 + 2 = 10

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>>556671
Diamond Dog next. Shatter into his armour first.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

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>>556671
"Owwwwww."
I keep trying.

Roll #1 5 = 5

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>>556671
Of course it isn't!
I fire at the Diamond Dog Solider!
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

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>>556672
The Shark creature seems to be moving in molasses as all his strikes are telegraphed to your trained eyes. You strike numerous times into him.

Klava 6/6
Torm 6/6

Mare Fish 8/8
D.D. Shark 3/8

>>556673
The Diamond Dog raises his arms to block your strike, but it only helps to better deliver the energy of your blow. His arm armor breaks, and so does he, as he falls to his knees and then collapses.

>>556674
You're bombarded with a set of coconuts, followed by the top half of the tree.

>>556675
Misfire
Misfire
Misfire
Then pain as you are tackled by the zany Zebra.
"Is kitty ready for a tummy rub!" She yells as she holds a knife in her hoof.

Hopscotch Helpless/3
Knox Helpless/2
Gunhilda 6/5

Diamond Dog Soldier Out
Pill-Popping Pegasus 6/4
Zany Zebra Lady 7/5
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556676
"GAHHH!"
I keep trying!

Roll #1 6 = 6

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>>556676
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
"No I am not a kitty and I am not getting a tummy rub!"
I try to kick her away and get up!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

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>>556676
Got to go save Knox now. Fervored dual strike into the Zebra!

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>>556676
Press the assault with sword and orbs! '1d10+1' '2d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9 / Roll #2 6, 5 + 2 = 13

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The Abomination screeches this time.

>>556677
You roll away before the tree can collapse on you.

>>556678
>>556679
You launch the Zebra a good distance with your kick and receive a satisfying crunching sound as Gunhilda strikes the airborn target.


Hopscotch 6/3
Knox 6/2
Gunhilda 6/5

Diamond Dog Soldier Out
Pill-Popping Pegasus 6/4
Zany Zebra Lady 7/5
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

>>556680
This is sword fighting. The creature can not comprehend how it's strength is failing it. Everytime it strikes, you are not there, retaliating before it can even comprehend.

Klava 6/6
Torm 6/6

Mare Fish 8/8
D.D. Shark Helpless/4

The D.D. Shark begins to inhale a large amount of air.

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>>556681
I hit the abomination with a knockout shot.

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

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>>556681
Alright!
"Gah! These guys are really aggravating and annoying!"
I double check my pistols, and then fire off a Barrage!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

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>>556681
"Wait! The shark might be trying to blow plague at us!"

Get away from it while attacking Zebra, fervored.

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>>556681
Oh no you don't! Last orb and a slam to knock him back! '1d10+2' '1d10'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8 / Roll #2 10 = 10

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>>556682
It starts gurgling, as the arrow managed to hit a soft spot from all the mutations.

>>556683
The Pegasus kicks your arms before you can even fire.

>>556684
Even when you retreat, you manage to break people.

Hopscotch 6/3
Knox 5/2
Gunhilda 6/5

Pill-Popping Pegasus 6/4
Zany Zebra Lady Helpless/3
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556686
Swipe back at him! Cut him up with my claws!
"Gaaaah what will it take for you things to stop!"

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>>556687
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

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>>556685
The Shark thing starts thrashing about.

Quickly, roll to spot!

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>>556689
What do I notice? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

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>>556686
Is Zebra bindable now? If not, hit again. Still fervored?

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>>556686
"GAHHH!"
I shoot it in the same place with a marksman shot.

Roll #1 3 = 3

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>>556686
Handle that Shark!

Spot '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

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#Flyers
Something is moving around the battlefield. Roll to spot.

The Abomination is twitching!

>>556687
>>556688
You cut off some of her feathers, which knocks her off balance a bit.

>>556690
Nothing at the moment as something starts hitting the boat! Roll to hold on! 2d10!

>>556691
You can tie her up, just as you collapse on top of her. You can hear her crying and struggling to get away from you. She screams in pain with every effort to do so.

>>556692
It goes over your it's head! In the blink of an eye, something strikes you.

>>556693
You grab the Marefish from out of the water with your strong paws. She's trying to bite you with her teeth and struggles with her hooves and much stronger lower half to strike you! Roll a 3d10!

Hopscotch 3/3
Knox 5/2
Gunhilda 6/5

Pill-Popping Pegasus 5/4
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

Klava 6/6
Torm 6/6

Mare Fish Helpless/6
D.D. Shark OUT

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>>556694
'1d10'
I look around as I go in to claw at the pegasus again!
'1d10'

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

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>>556694
Spot.
[1d10+3]

I spin around and shoot the abomination with a regular bolt.

Roll #1 2 = 2 / Roll #2 5 + 3 = 8

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>>556694
Bonk bonk bonk! '3d10'

Roll #1 2, 2, 2 = 6

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>>556694
Hanging on! '2d10'

Roll #1 6, 10 = 16

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>>556695
You're struck from behind! And from the front!

>>556696
You hear Knox get struck, and looking over, you see reinforcements! A gryphon is rushing out at you!

>>556697
The Marefish manages to slap you a few times with her lower half, and the ship suddenly starts rocking terribly.

>>556698
You manage to maintain your balance enough that you can magic Klava to stay on the ship with your telekinesis.

Except, the boat is taking on water! The D.D. Shark's blood is damaging the boat!

Hopscotch 3/3
Knox Helpless/1
Gunhilda 6/5

Pill-Popping Pegasus 5/4
Pegasus Abomination ??/??

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>>556699
Enough! Pull out my shovel and coat it in sleep poison before SMASHING her in the head!

'1d10+3' DC-1

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

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>>556699
Another catbutt? Better than nothing. I run over and try to pick Knox up.

Roll #1 8 = 8

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>>556699
Scoop the blood out of the boat with TK! '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

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>>556699
I wheeze from the pain, and try to crawl away and get back u-

>>556701
"Thanks…"
As Hopscotch helps me up, I quickly try to patch myself up!
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

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Klava and Torm
The waters are quiet now, except for the fact the horizon is seems to be raising higher and higher!

Flyers
You can hear more small ships arriving!

>>556700
She darts irregularly down to the ocean depths after your strike. But your boat is sinking! She's done her job!

>>556702
It's gone, but there's a nice size hole letting sea water in!

>>556701
>>556703
Knox is up, but he's having a hard time focusing on bandaging himself up!

Hopscotch 3/3
Knox 6/1
Gunhilda Helpless/5

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>>556694
>>556699
What left?

Enough fervor for an attack on Pegasus?

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>>556704
"Klava, we've got a leak!"

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>>556704
Grr
I try to take out some oft he distractions!

I fire off another volley of shots every which way to try and GET SOME PEACE AND QUIET SO I CAN BANDAGE MY NEARLY DEAD BODY IN PEACE
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

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>>556705
Roll to recover. You might also consider leaving the battlefield.

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>>556704
I scan for targets while keeping Birdbrain safe.

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

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>>556704
>>556706
Do we have a real leak?

Better do some repairs just in case. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

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>>556707
You got it. Everyone with even a malfunctioning brain took cover. The rest added a little lead to their diet.

>>556709
You see several boats approaching your shore. There are three more flyers headed your way.

Hopscotch 3/3
Knox 6/1
Gunhilda Helpless/5

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>>556711
Good.
Now then, with this newfound calm I take advantage of it to quickly bandage myself up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

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>>556710
>>556706
There's plenty of supplies left that you can spare to patch the whole. You only need to go for a little farther. The Persimmon is in sight. Roll to paddle with a damaged ship.

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>>556711
Are they ours?

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>>556708
I can Still Stand!
'1d10+1'

They all ran? Better take cover too.

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

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>>556713
Come on, let's put our backs into it! '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

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>>556713
Onward '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

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>>556712
They respond with their own brand of Barrage. Pointing pistols and magic over nearby walls and just letting loose.

>>556714
Negative. They are coming from the opposite direction you came from.

>>556715
You should consider it while you still can, though there is plenty of bullets and magic coming your way.

Hopscotch 3/3
Knox 4/1
Gunhilda 6/5

>>556716
>>556717
No trouble getting back, even if you had to improvise with only having one oar.

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>>556718
Thank goodness. Let's get aboard with our prisoners.
"We've got trouble!"

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>>556718
Go see CC. She'll know how to handle this.

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>>556718
I squawk and quickly dive for cover and stay there cowering and try to bandage myself up once more!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

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>>556718
"We need to get out of here!"
I fire at the ships.
[1d10]

Roll #1 10 = 10

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>>556719
The crew start pulling the two of you up.

"What's going on!?" Asks the Captain. "Where are the others!?"

>>556720
She's mucking about with a few leftover containers, trying to mix some liquids.

>>556721
The shots are getting closer!

>>556722
You knock down one of the shooters, causing a boat to tip over into the inland sea, but more are coming!

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>>556718
"We need to flee while we can. We can't take these numbers by ourselves. How far are we from backup?"

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>>556723
"Probably still there. The air of the island is filled with some sort of hallucinogens. We wouldn't have been able to reach them fast enough on our own.
We have two prisoners we can interrogate for information here."

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>>556724
>>556721
"Start running, damn it!"
I keep firing.
[1d10]

Roll #1 5 = 5

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>>556723
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PEOPLE SHOOTING AT ME
I try to get the hell out of dodge!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

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>>556724
>>556726
>>556727
They keep shooting, but at this time of night, even they don't follow. They don't know if you are leading them into a trap.

>>556725
"Bring them aboard! I want a full report now! Where are the flyers!"

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>>556728
"Probably still at the second rally point. We didn't even make it past the first. We need air-filtering masks so we can go after them right now."
Pull up the two prisoners.
"Now you two better start telling the good captain what he wants to know, or things will start getting unpleasant for you."

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>>556728
I keep running through the trees.
"What the heck is going on on this island?"

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>>556730
The Pirates must be here for the same reason you are. After a little development, it would make a great base for future attacks.

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>>556728
>>556730
I keep running as well!
"I don't know! They won't stop shooting at me!"

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>>556729
Does my presence effect them as it usually does?

Roll #1 5 = 5

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>>556729
Surrounded and sick, they don't resist. They bring up that something made their comrades go crazy, and that both of them were ill and taking medication. The closer you are to the forests, the stronger the effect.

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>>556733
You're still running in the forest, your comrades are a bit lost.

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>>556723
"CC? I have something for you to look at."

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>>556734
"…The fliers were headed for the forest. We need to send retrieval parties, and we need to send them now."

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>>556736
She turns around and removes her safety helmet, a thimble. She flies up to you.

"What did you bring? Is it shiny!? Or tasty? Oh, and are you okay!?"

>>556737
"Well take the ship in. If they Pirates are here, we need to get them now!"

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>>556738
Pull off my mask.

"I'm alright for now. The island air is filled with some sort of hallucinogenic gas. Do you think you can reverse engineer this medicine to produce more of it?"

Show her the jar.

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>>556732
>>556730
"Up now, through the canopy! We jump tree to tree before going above! We are running in the right direction, yes?"

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>>556738
Is that "We'll," as in "we are taking the ship in," or "well," as in "You go get them?"

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>>556740
"No idea!"
I take off and fly just above the canopy.

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>>556740
I nod and take off to fly above the canopy.
"I have no idea- where are we even heading to?!"

556744

The Captain Orders the crew to pull up anchor and to prepare for combat. Even down below, you can hear the rushing hoof steps of the staff as they prepare to sail and shoot.

>>556739
"Of course!"

She takes one of the pills with her and breaks it up, putting small bits into her container and watching the reactions.

>>556741
"You remember how to fire a cannon?"

>>556743
>>556742
>>556740
You're heading away from where the people who are shooting you are, deeper into the forest.

#PAUSE

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>>556742
>>556743
"Our priority is getting back to ship. We go above the canopy now and find it! Hopefully they'll have a signal up by now!"

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>>556744
"Indeed I do."

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The following takes place before the ship leaves port.

All vendors and personnel are available.

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>>559191
I suppose I ought to check out the shops before telling the girls the news. What all places are still selling stuff?

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>>559192
>>559193
Mostly food vendors trying to make a quick buck from the new arrivals. There's a small goat selling clothes, a Diamond Dog peddling weapons, and almost anything else a small colony like this can sell to all the arrivals you rescued.

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>>559191
I suppose I may as well purchase something for myself.
Onwards to the weapon shop!

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>>559194
I'll check out the clothes shop first. See if they have anything the girls might like to wear.

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>>559195
You'll have to fight your way through, after the attack, he's been raking in the dough. He's got plenty of small weapons and ammunition if that's what you're after.

>>559196
A small goat boasts about his skills and the quality of his clothing.

"What can I do for such a dashing lad like yourself? Perhaps a new scarf to replace the one you have now, or how about a tricorn hat? I hear those are all the rage back in Equestria."

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>>559197
Heh. I need not fight!
I fly up and perch atop someone's shoulders and look over his wares.
Any specialty items?

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>>559197
"A tricorn hat sounds rather appealing, but I'm also shopping for my six girls. We're going to be heading into some situations where things can get very chaotic, and I'd like to have something for them to wear so we can identify each other easily."

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>>559198
Pony rolls not to panic about the predator that just landed on it. '1d10'

The colony has some strict weapons rules, so all he can really do is make knives that would work decently as spear heads and long pieces of metal that might accept one. His ammunition, however, is a bit more varied. He's got some 'poisonous' shot, as some fine better burning powder made from the local materials. He's had to refine it to supply the town guard's weapons.

>>559199
"Well, color would be easy enough. Good at a distance too, but it might drawback by making you easier to spot. I do have a selection of earrings, hats, and other accesories that might help. How about some belts? Different colors and sizes. you can even add a pouch to them."

Roll #1 4 = 4

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>>559200
Oooh.
I purchase some of the poisonous shot and the better burning powder and completely pay no mind to the panicking tiny horse below me.

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>>559200
"Hmn… how about mixing it up a bit, same color but different items? Let's see, Fisher would probably like a bandana, Citrine would like a scarf of her own… What do you have in purple?"

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>>559191
First I need to check my slaves for illness, with that Scald around.

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>>559201
He hands you a bag, though it's harder to grab with that pony moving about.

#'Poisonous' Shot
On Critical hits, the enemy suffers an additional wound of damage. It's best not to ask where it comes from


#Better Burning Powder
On rolls of 9 or higher, the shot exceeds its limits and burts when it strikes a target, dealing an extra hit to all nearby enemies.


You can pick only one for the duration of a mission, unless you return to the ship to rearm.

>>559202
He checks some of his bins at lighting speeds.

"A hat that I must admit is not my best work, I'll give you a discount on it to rid me of its presence, as well as a thin cape to cover the body."

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>>559204
"All right, let me see." What do they look like?

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>>559204
Ooooh.
Fancy!
I pay for my purchases and finally leave my posting upon the tiny horse.
I go see how my servants are fairing now at the tailor's.

559207

>>559203
Singer and Amadi are the first ones available on the top deck. They've been taken up to help load cargo. There's a sleepy Unicorn with a rifle guarding them.

>>559205
Like he mentioned, the hat has a few areas where it was restitched. You have to pay attention to see them, since the Goat is a good tailor to start, but they can stand out.

The cape goes around the neck and would clip on to regular clothing so it doesn't trip its owner. Quite plain, but that's what it is for.

>>559206
You pass Torm and the Goat peddling his wares. Inside of the building. Murrah is covered in clothing. She seems to be having some difficulties. Kuvasz, however, seems focused. He's working on a shirt.

559208

>>559207
Any symptoms on Singer?

"Singer, how's your skin been?"

559209

>>559207
"Hmn, I'll take them both. Also, I'd like six matching belts and a new scarf, if you have that."

559210

>>559208
Singer gives you a confused look, but then looks herself over as much as possible.

"I'm fine, but why are you asking?"

>>559209
The goat jumps in glee and seems to hover in the air for a moment. He runs around to some of his racks and plops the order on a table. The bill comes out to be most of your available funds at the moment. The rest is promised when you return.

559211

>>559210
So I'll owe him money when I get back, or I'll get the stuff when I return? Either way, I'll take what I have and head on back to the ship. I hope the girls are allowed a break soon.

559212

>>559211
You only have enough on you for a hayburger and maybe a soft drink if you can get it marked down. The rest of your pay is in promisory notes, to be paid when you complete your mission.

The girls aren't going to be getting a break soon. Reaching the ship, you can see Gravy holding up the rope that allows Desmayo to clean the side of the boat.

559213

>>559210
"Mister Torm is ill with an infectious pony disease. Do be careful, we're a lot of people in one room for disease to spread. Seen any rats around, by the way? "

559214

>>559213
This time, it's Amadi who panics and hides behind Singer.

"Is, is it deadly? Should we be worried?" Amadi asks.

Singer doesn't seem to care. "We've been trying to clear out the mousies, but they keep showing up in some of the corners and down below, in the bilge is a favorite spot."

559215

>>559212
Hmn… well, guess I better just tell them. Maybe give these two their belts, see if they like them?
Or are they not allowed to wear anything?

559216

>>559215
They'll get hassled for wearing it now. It should wait until they're in your room, at least.

When you tell them about the Scald, Gravy assures you that she's not worried as she scoots a few feet away. Desmayo can be heard shouting in protest to the sudden movement.

559217

>>559216
Chuckle at that. "I don't blame you for being worried. Maybe the fact that you're not ponies means you'll be resistant to it. Either way, it'll probably be best to try and keep you separate from me until it clears up." Well, got to go find Fisher now. This is going to be bad.

559218

>>559214
"Doesn't seem to be, but it's unpleasant. It mainly hits ponies, so just help look out for singer. And thanks."

Going to need an enclosure first. Ship have any spare boxes? Wooden and big.

559219

>>559217
Fisher is with Viatka today. She's already wearing a jacket. Viatka is with her today in helping them scrub the walls. The Gryphon guard spends his time doing wing-ups.

>>559218
Lots. If not on the ship, then just off of it on the docks. The Persimmon, the ship you are on, is taking in supplies for its return trip. How big do you want it?

559220

>>559219
Big enough to be a good arena for a shrunken servant and rats. Maybe I should get another to actually keep the rats in…

559221

>>559219
Well shit. Guess I might as well get both of these over with.
"Hey girls. Mind if I give your coats a quick brush? There's a reason, just… let me do this, just to see if I'm right."
Is their fur already starting to fall out?

559222

>>559220
Plenty lying around, though you might want to buy your own extra rations to feed them. Iolite won't be happy if she finds out you've been feeding rats.

There's some groups selling some recently harvested food, though some vendors might be more trustworthy than others.

>>559221
Roll a 2d10 to spot her troubles.

559223

>>559222
Let's see if they're already sick… '2d10'

Roll #1 1, 5 = 6

559224

>>559222
Just a few rations to keep them alive.
I don't have any miniature weapons yet, right?

559225

>>559223
The guard thinks you're trying to get frisky with her. He coughs out loud to remind you of his presence.

Roll another 2d10

559226

>>559224
Not unless you count forks and toothpicks. If you are interested, you could try the toy store, or see if the smith has any scraps he can sell that you can improvise.

559227

>>559225
Darn it, I can't let my mind start wandering now! '2d10'

Roll #1 4, 5 = 9

559228

>>559227
She uses you as support as she starts sneezing. Her breathing is labored and she's sweating.

559229

>>559228
"Fisher, be honest with me. Do you feel sick?"

559230

>>559229
"I'm fine… I can clean up. They won't give the other girls more work if I stay up here."

559231

>>559226
Time to visit.
Ask about scraps I can request to be shared into small swords, maybe a tiny bow to shoot toothpicks.

559232

>>559230
Take her just out of earshot of the guard but still in sight. Failing that, I whisper to her.
"I asked you to be honest with me. "I'm fine" isn't correct when you're having trouble breathing and you're sweating. What's. Wrong?"
Check her for a fever. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

559233

>>559231
"Huh, are you Gryphons all into those little models? I had another one come by some weeks ago and ask for similar things." The Zebra smith asks.

>>559232
She's pretty warm.

"They'll make Viatka work harder if I don't help. She's my friend, almost like family, like you, and I can't let her take my burden."

559234

>>559233
"Hmm? What did they look like?"
Sound like anyone I know?

559235

>>559233
"You have a fever."
Sigh and rub my head.
"This isn't even why I came here…" Explain to her about the Scald.
"So you see, you're probably already sick with Scald, and now I find you running a temperature, short of breath, and sweating up a storm? Look… I won't take you away from the work, if it's so important to you. But if you're sick we need to get you treated before it gets worse."

559236

>>559234
"Don't take it as a sign of my tastes, but even I could tell he was strong. Under all those feathers, I don't doubt he could'a chopped me up if he just so much as squinted at me."

Roll to recall from the extra description she gives you.

"For the bow, ask the old Toy maker. Wouldn't put it above him to have made a few since the attack."

559237

>>559235
"I'm sorry I'm so useless." She drops her head. "Even as property, I'm no good." Sweat falls to the floor.

559238

>>559236
'1d10'
That might be the description of the killer about.

Roll #1 4 = 4

559239

>>559238
Except for his strenght, she doesn't really offer a good description of it. Stretching a little, she could have described Knox.

"When you're done with the little props, show them too me. I want to see what you Gryphons do with them."

559240

>>559237
"Don't you dare talk like that," I growl as I force her head up to look into my eyes.
"I don't ever want to hear you talk about yourself like that again, you hear me? Despite how horrible you're feeling, here you are, working your hardest, not because you have to, but because you want to protect those close to you. That's not what a useless pony does. That's what a responsible mare does.
There's no shame in admitting you're feeling weak. That's why you have other ponies to help you bear the load. That's what I'm here for."
Give her a breath-taking kiss, only letting up once my lungs start screaming for air.
"Now tell me exactly what feels bad. I'll see if one of the doctors can identify it from the symptoms so we know how to treat it."

559241

>>559239
"So when can I pick up the gear? I'm using them for training, incidentally."

559242

>>559240
She tries to smile when you finally release her from your embrace, but she starts coughing. "It's, probably just a fever. I'm really hot, and I get dizzy a few times if I stand up too fast."

Doctor Perche is on the deck, if you want to talk to him, but don't forget you are showing concern for a Pirate. He might not be so cooperative.

>>559241
"Here, I'm just having fun with these, but how would a Gryphon like you use this to train? I could jam them into you and you wouldn't even notice."

559243

>>559242
"Things like rats become a lot more dangerous when you shrink yourself. I just needed weapons. I haven't actually tried it yet, I'm surprised someone else thought of the same thing."

559244

>>559242
"All right, I'll see what I can do."
Catch her before she returns to her work.
"And don't think this means we're not still on for tonight," I whisper huskily, running a hoof down her wing. "The fact that you're sick is just all the more reason to do something to make you feel good."
Could I check at the clinic? They'd probably be more cooperative.

559245

>>559243
"Nah, you Gryphons are just crazy. Just leave the bits at the door."

>>559244
The workers at the clinic would, but do you want to risk taking a braned pirate into town, to an area filled with the injured by an attack they blame on them?

559246

>>559245
Dang it. Well, I could just pass it off as being worried she's contagious… might as well find Doc Perche and get this over with.

559247

>>559245
"Thank you for your services."

Time to see the toymaker. After paying

559248

>>559246
She rubs her head against your body as you walk. Your warmth makes her feel more comfortable.

Doctor Perche is a black Stallion, enjoying a few drinks of whiskey. "What can I do ya' for?"

>>559247
Of course, an honorable Gryphon like you would never do such a thing.

The Toymaker today is an old Unicorn. He's starting to fall asleep, sinc eh e isn't getting much customers still. Most of the people are still keeping their children inside. He looks at you when he sees your interested in his wares and walks up to you.

"Shopping for something for the little ones?"

559249

>>559248
"Fisher here seems to be sick, and I'd like you to see if you can find out what she's got."
Stand my ground; this guy's going to help me out, whether he likes it or not.

559250

>>559249
"Oh, she your special pony?"

Rolling for inebration. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

559251

>>559248
"Haha, one could put it that way. Do you have any miniature bows?"

559252

>>559250
"One of several, but yes. She seems to have a fever, sweating, and difficulty breathing."

559253

>>559250
>>559249
>>559252
He's well enough to recognize symptoms.

"It's a fever, alright, but it could be the flu hiding itself this time of year. 'N back here, she needs to keep it covered. Could be bad. I might advise against activity. Some liquor and sleep will be all she needs."

But not well enough to recognize the branding.

"I say, the older I get, the harder it is to understand the way the youth try to dress themselves up and down."

>>559251
"Let me see." '1d10'
"Trying to get them to pick a weapon? With all that's going on, I'm not surprised folks are trying to get the kids to learn to defend themselves."

Roll #1 1 = 1

559254

>>559253
>>559251
"Alls I have left is just one, a little toy Earth pony. Like the Guards from back in Poneland-Lethuania. His bow works, at least, but I can get you a crossbow if you like."

559255

>>559253
"All right. Thank you for your time."
Let's get going.
"Alright, Fisher, you heard the sawbones. Liquor and sleep for you."

559256

>>559254
"Could I have one of each, please?"

559257

>>559255
"Funny, this is just like before I met you. No matter how things change, they still stay the same."

>>559256
"Sure, I need to sell what I can. Been kinda slow the last few days. Make sure they treasure it, okay? I might not be long for this world and they might not get anymore!" He starts laughing.

Pause after next post.

559258

>>559257
"Well, not entirely the same."
As I have her lay down in the bed, I suddenly grab the blanket with my TK, wrapping her up until only her head is sticking out.
"Can't have you misbehaving, can we… and besides, you're not supposed to be doing anything."
Rub a hoof between where her wings must be right now, using TK… creatively.
"So, be a good girl, and just relax…and Fade to Black"

A little while later, rub her cheek affectionately.
"So, ready to go to sleep like the doc said? Or should we try again?"

559259

>>559258
She smiles and pulls you close.

"Again."

#PAUSE

559260

>>559257
"Your works shall make a difference in the lives of my charges, Master craftsman. This I assure you."

559261

>>559260
"Well, I'm a sucker for compliments. I'll give yo a discount for taking some of my older stuff. I wish them the best with their new toys."

#PAUSE

559262

>>559259
Nip at her ears playfully as my hooves wander lower and my TK massages her wings.
"All right then… you asked for it."
And on that day there was much sexing

560910

Wrecking crew here.

560911

I've just signed up for the Pirate Hunting fleet, and am now aboard the ship. Hope that at least some of these ponies know how to fight.

560912

>>560910
Oh. That's a big diamond dog. She should be strong.
"Hello there."

560913

Just going to be making my rounds.

560914

>>560912
"Mmm? Oh, afternoon."

560915

>>560914
"Are you one of the Pirate Hunters? You look like you know how to fight."
>>560913
You see a heavily armored buffalo cow talking with Klava. Her helmet is thick and extended like a battering ram.

560916

>>560915
"When it's necessary. I like to live by the philosophy of preventing conflict."

560917

>>560916
Snort and paw the ground.
"You can't prevent conflict. There's always somepony out there looking to cause trouble. That's why we have to fight in the first place."

560918

>>560915
"And who would you be? New arrival, are you? You seem a mighty warrior."

560919

>>560917
"You might be surprised what you can do with a little nonlinear thinking."

560920

>>560918
Nod to you as you approach. What do you look like right now?
"Indeed I am, and I could say the same about you. The way you carry yourself shows you know your way around a fight."
>>560919
"Charging straight and true always works out all right for me."

560921

>>560920
Nod slowly. "There's a time and place for that. But at Tver, there was a siege that had lasted four years. The generals had tried charging straight and lost thousands to the cannons. They called in the sappers to ruin their defenses through subterfuge, and the siege ended with tens of casualties."

560922

>>560920
In my battle dress, swords sheathed.

"Thank you very much for your complement, I could say the same about you. How do you choose to fight?"

560923

>>560921
"But somepony had to hold their attention so the subterfuge wouldn't be discovered. That's where I come in."
Thump my helmet proudly.
"Not too good at sneaking around, but I'm not too easy to take down either."
>>560922
"Bash them into the ground and keep hitting them until they stop moving. Though judging by the swords on your side, you probably use fancier methods."

560924

>>560923
"A good sapper makes their own cover, but I get what you're trying to say. I did mention there's a time and place."

560925

>>560924
"Yes, and I get what you're saying too. The best fight's a fight won without bloodshed. I just can't stand ponies who think there's never a need to fight."

560926

>>560925
"Eh, I'm ex-military. I'm a pragmatist, not a pacifist."

560927

>>560926
"Ex-military? I knew you looked like a fighter. Where did you serve?"

560928

>>560923
"For you it functions. Myself, I am learned in the School of the Stormblade. We are taught to be like swift and destructive like hurricanes, our swords as bolts of precise lightning. How were you taught?"

560929

>>560927
"Novdogod, 7th Sappers. The Iron Moles."

560930

>>560928
"The same way the Stonehead Tribe has always been taught; to be like the avalanche and the rockslide, unstoppable and unrelenting as we crush those in our path, supporting each other as our strength carries us onward."
>>560929
"I won't pretend to know about the Iron Moles, but I've heard that Novdogod's sappers are among the best. I look forward to fighting alongside you."

560931

>>560930
"Mm, you too."

560932

>>560931
"So, what can I expect from our foes? Are they cowardly and shrinking, or arrogant and foolhardy?"

560933

>>560932
"Outside the realm of the law there are all kinds."

560934

>>560933
"Hence why I asked to know more about these particular criminals."

560935

>>560934
"It is no different. We set sail for new islands now that we've dropped off our passengers in this town. If I had to commit to one or the other, I would call them aggressive opportunists."

560936

>>560930
"You are used to working in a group, then? I hope you will find us good comrades."

560937

>>560935
"I see. I believe they will be surprised when they come up against an opponent they can't take down."
>>560936
"I hope so too. Know that when things grow dark, I will lend you my strength so we can all hold the line."

563290

Captain Camarillo orders the Anchor be raised and that the crew prepare for bombardment of the island. You've hit upon a Pirate holdout, and they won't give up without a fight.

#Klava, Torm, and Charlene
You are all back on the boat. Torm has been ordered to help with the bombardment, while C.C. has verified that the pills are fine. Charlene has been ordered to prepare for combat as Torm will help with the Cannon.

#Hopscotch, Knox, and Gunhilda
You find yourselves in the woods of the middle island. The pirates are arriving and will attempt to use this island to counterattack with their cannons. Hold them off as much as possible before you attract more attention to yourselves!

#CONTINUED…

563296

File: 1398134568424.png (2.61 MB, 1760x680, Flyer locations.png, IO Google TinEye)

Flyers, pick an area to patrol and try to silence any enemies, but be quick about it and don't be afraid to run. Cannon fire may fall on your locations because of the light coming from your location!

Pick one area, then you can move out one square at a time, but be careful since you will still take counterattack damage.

563308

563309

563310

>>563290
Alright, clean and load the cannons, and get ready for a firefight.

563311

>>563290
"Alright, we ready to bust some heads!?"
Flex to make sure my gear's fitting properly. And to show off, but that's just a bonus.

563313

>>563290
I guess I'll just chill with CC if I don't have orders.

563314

>>563310
The Ship sets sail. It's up to you to open the initial attacks.

I'll take over Torm's shooting from here.

>>563311
>>563313
There's a banging on your doors as the crew starts running around.

"We're gonna drop you off as we pass the island. Get yourselves up on deck!"

>>563308
There's a pair of ponies, a Crystal one and a Pegasus. They've got Binoculars out and are looking out to sea.

>>563309
There's a singular Pegasus darting around between trees, but he hasn't spotted you yet.

563315

>>563314
Shoot him!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

563316

>>563314
I hit the pegasus with a knockout shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

563317

>>563314
Charge up on deck, snorting and pawing as I shake my armored head menacingly.
"All right, who wants some?"

563318

563319

>>563314
Head on up.

"Do we even have a plan?"

563320

>>563315
Nice! You ding him in the wing and he falls down.

Knox 6/4
Pegasus 2/5

Odds +1

>>563316
The wind carries it and it misses, alerting the two as the bolt strikes a tree! They rush for their guns, so be quick!

Hopscotch 6/6

Crystal Pony 5/6
Pegasus 5/6

563321

>>563319
>>563318
>>563317
"Yes," The Captain states, "We're going to attack them with everything we have. Torm and the others will provide cannon fire, but I suspect the Pirates might have supplies and other things hidden here. I want your skills and Charlene's strength to either seize them for us or deny them. We'll drop you off after we start firing, to cover you."

"Are you two ready!?"

563322

>>563321
"What exactly are we attacking? A fortress? A ship? Last I knew we didn't know what we were up against other than some hallucinations."

563323

>>563321
Snort and stomp the ground.
"Ready!"
>>563322
"We're up against pirates, what more do you need to know?"

563324

>>563320
Marksman shot.
[1d10]

Roll #1 5 = 5

563325

>>563320
I swoop in for the kill now!
I divebomb that pegasus!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

563326

>>563322
"I don't know, to be honest. But, from what you and Torm told me, and the fact that the others haven't returned makes me think there are more there. You two have skills better suited to being up close."

563327

>>563326
>>563323
Sigh. "I suppose we're going in blind again. Speaking of, where's Torm now? Confined for Scald?"

563328

>>563327
"Tormie's over there, manning the cannons! How could you miss him?"
Give him a sideways glance.
"Though I admit he doesn't look the same with all his fur falling out…"

563329

>>563324
Don't forget to add the +1 from your weapon.

The Crystal pony goes down and probably has a concussion from the impact.

Hopscotch 6/6

Crystal Pony Helpless/4
Pegasus 5/6

Odds +1

>>563325
Don't forget to include the +1 because you are a catbutt.

You're on top of him, tearing into him as he tries to shoot you off.

Knox 6/4
Pegasus 1/5

Odds +2

#Map Incoming for Klava and Charlene

Roll #1 3 = 3

563330

>>563329
Right. Forgot about griffon racial.

Grab his gun and toss it away from him, then headbutt him right dead on!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

563331

>>563328
>>563327
The small boat, after being fixed up quickly, is let loose in the water, aimed at the beach while the cannons open fire.

Your orders are to get to the First stagin area while the ship moves, and draws, their attention to the other side.

Klava and Charlene, roll a 2d10 each.

Cannons '4d10'

Roll #1 8, 7, 9, 2 = 26

563332

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563333

>>563329
I try toknockout shot the pegasus again.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 3 + 3 = 6

563334

>>563331
Ready to rumble! '2d10'

Roll #1 3, 4 = 7

563335

>>563331
'2d10'

Roll #1 1, 7 = 8

563336

One shot goes wide. '1d2'

>>563330
You draw blood with your beak and you get a good taste of it as the pony starts flailing in pain.

Knox 6/4
Pegasus Helpless/4

>>563333
He goes down and bounces off a tree stump as he falls.

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

563337

>>563336
I swoop down and tie them up.

563338

>>563336
Ewwww-
Er, I mean, I don't want to get infected or anything so I spit it out.
Now that he's down, I tie him up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

563339

>>563334
>>563335
Before you're a few few feet in the woods, you already here plenty of hoofsteps. And since you've taken the pills and have the face masks on, these aren't hallucinations. There's a group of 8 Pirates moving on the inside beach, carrying rifles and rolling a cannon with them.

>>563337
You hear the distinct noise of incoming cannon fire. Roll to take cover!

>>563338
They're tied up, but you'd better move to a new location quickly before more come to investigate.

Pick a new location.

Roll #1 2 = 2

563340

>>563339
[1d10]
E

Roll #1 6 = 6

563341

>>563339
I grab the tied up pegasi and move to C

563342

>>563339
"RRRAAAAAAAGGHH!!!"
Charge in with a warcry and Slam the cannon's carriage to smithereens! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

563343

>>563339
Head into the shadows before we engage.

563344

>>563340
Little too close to your head, but at least they were aiming at were there was shooting. Better be careful, fighting could attract more cannon fire.

Skulking around, you find a dropped container containing some bandages and a few gold coins.

Bandages, Heal 1 wound and 1 hit instantly, 1 time use. Automatic.

>>563341
He's unable to move, and probably unwilling after you took a chunk out of him.

There's another Crystal Pony, setting up her rifle and unaware of you.

>>563342
Bits and pieces of it go flying. Even though the cannon survived your rush, it'll be difficult to move it on the sand.

Oh, and say hello to 8 very disgruntled pirates.

>>563343
Not that hard at this time of night, but I might recommend thinking quickly, your new partner is in trouble!

Roll #1 4 = 4

563345

>>563344
I take the bandages and coins and go to D.

563346

>>563344
The stealthiest griff!
I sneak up behind her and then draw- FIRE!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

563347

>>563344
"Come on, make my day!"
Charge right into the center of the group and hit the closest one head-on! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

563348

>>563345
Roll, there's a surprise waiting for you here.

>>563346
She turns around and sees the pistols pointing at her, but unfortunately, they misfire! She rolls away and reaches for her own weapon!

Knox 6/4

Crystal 5/6

Roll #1 6 = 6

563349

>>563348
>>563348
[1d10]

Roll #1 4 = 4

563350

>>563348
Dammit!
I grab another and fire!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

563351

>>563344
Take out one from the shadows with a stealthy sneaky Sleep Serum!

'1d10+2' (DC-1) (Autocrits) (Doesn't break stealth on success)

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

563352

>>563347
You take Zebra off his hooves as you rush into his chest, but two of his friends open fire!

What is Charlene's Hits and Wounds?

Zebra 1/5
Unicorn Rusher 5/6
Goat Attacker 6/5

>>563351
As the others are focusing on the rampaging Buffalo, the Donkey Guard never knew what hit him.

Klava 6/6

Donkey Helpess / 4
Unicorn Caster 5/6
Goat Archer 5/6
Unicorn Rifler 4/5

Roll #1 7 = 7

563353

>>563352
7/5, if I would go helpless I can activate Stoneguts.

563354

>>563352
Next, set up a Sabotage on the Caster.

'1d10+1' (DC-1) (Doesn't break stealth on success)

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

563355

>>563349
The cannon fire and rifle rounds starting getting louder, it was almost difficult to dodge the dive-bombing Gryphon!

Next attack rolls at a -1, no bonuses.

>>563350
"Kyah!" She yells as bits of Crystal body shatter and fall off.

Knox 6/4

Crystal 2/6

Roll #1 5 = 5

563356

563357

>>563355
…ewww. I didn't know they were that literally crystal!
I continue shooting regardless.
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

563358

>>563352
"You think that hurts? Come on, wimps, fight me already!"
Activate Flagellate as an instant, then Slam the Zebra into the ground!
'1d10'
'1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 6 = 6 / Roll #2 5 + 3 = 8

563359

>>563356
Hopscotch 6/6

Gryphon Attacker 4/5

Roll #1 1 = 1

563360

>>563355
I shoot him in the face before he can get me.
[1d10-1]

Roll #1 2 - 1 = 1

563361

4 Cannon shots come in close proximity to the island. '4d10'

>>563354
She's too busy preparing to fight Charlene that she is completely oblivious to your actions.

Roll an additional d10 when triggering the Sabotage to see if you catch others.

Klava 6/6

Donkey Helpess / 4
Unicorn Caster 5/6 Sabotaged
Goat Archer 5/6
Unicorn Rifler 4/5

>>563353
>>563358
The Zebra vanishes under your mass. You can hear him scream obsenities at you as he tries to get you off of him. However, this leaves his two friends free to shoot you.

Charlene 4/6

Zebra Helpless/3
Unicorn Rusher 5/6
Goat Attacker 6/5
Earthie Brawler 4/6

Roll #1 10, 3, 4, 3 = 20

563362

>>563361
Stomp on him to get him to quiet down.
'1d10+1' Flagellate is running

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

563363

1d10+2

Time to rush out and shatter into the unicorn rifler.

563364

>>563361
Alright! Time to break Stealth!

Take out that Donkey! Bonk! '1d10+1' (DC-1, Autocrits)

And Trigger Sabotage! '1d10'

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7 / Roll #2 8 = 8

563365

You hear the distinct noise of cannonballs coming towards your position. '3d2'

>>563357
You run out of bullets as she struggles to reach one of her pistols, but she manages to get off a shot at you.

Knox 3/4

Crystal 2/6

>>563360
He's too big and too fast! He shoulder tackles you and has you against a tree, get him off of you!

Roll #1 2, 1, 2 = 5

563366

>>563363
Or am I attacking another group?

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

563367

>>563365
I kick and buck and bite to try and get him off of me.
[1d10]

Roll #1 6 = 6

563368

>>563365
Ga-
Flip my pistol around and start beating her with the hilt of it!
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

563369

>>563362
You can feel his bones break under your mass, but you have to keep an eye out for his comrades! They've got a big target in you!

Charlene 2/6

Zebra Helpless/2
Unicorn Rusher 5/6
Goat Attacker 6/5
Earthie Brawler 4/6

>>563364
You just want to make sure that Donkey stays down, don't you? That extra dose does so. And the Unicorn? Makes sure Charlene buys you a drink as you take her out as she prepares a spell. The Magical burst as a result also strikes down the Goat Archer!

Klava 6/6

Donkey Helpess / 2
Unicorn Caster Helpless/4
Goat Archer Helpless/4
Unicorn Rifler 4/5

563370

>>563363
>>563366
Look at this map. You find yourself on Area K
>>563296

Roll a d10 to take cover from Cannon fire!

>>563367
You're free, now take cover! Roll a d10 to stay safe.

Hopscotch 1/6

Gryphon 3/5

>>563368
Hit the deck, or dirt! You've got incoming cannon fire! Roll a 2d10!

Knox 1/4

Crystal 2/6

563371

>>563369
Give a warcry as I slam into the Unicorn Rusher!
'1d10+3' dc-1 crits on 8+

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

563372

>>563369
Alright, time to finish this game – Sleep Serum the remaining rifler!

'1d10+3' (DC-1)

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

563373

>>563370
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
'2d10'

Roll #1 8, 1 = 9

563374

>>563370
'1d10'

Right. Recall mission, again?

Roll #1 1 = 1

563375

>>563371
Your body is too big for the Unicorn to do anything about it but accept your mass crushing her. The Brawler rushes over to help his friend while the other continues to open fire on you.

Charlene 1/6

Zebra Helpless/2
Unicorn Rusher Helpless/4
Goat Attacker 6/5
Earthie Brawler 4/6

>>563372
He was distracted by the blast and the rampaging buffalo to notice you standing next to him. The shovel does its duty admirably. The other enemies are focusing on Charlene, better help her!

Klava 6/6

Donkey Helpess / 2
Unicorn Caster Helpless/4
Goat Archer Helpless/4
Unicorn Rifler Helpless/3

Roll #1 5 = 5

563376

>>563375
Hm… that could be tricky with my trick exhausted. I'll dive into the brush to Stealth, hopefully it'll be easy with all of them focusing on her.

'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

563377

>>563375
Smack the brawler aside; nobody's getting back up until I say they can get back up!
'1d10+1' Flagellate still active

Roll #1 9 + 1 = 10

563378

>>563375
If I would go helpless this turn from their damage, then I'll use Stoneguts to try to stay up.
If I wouldn't be going helpless, ignore this.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

563379

>>563373
Both of you are sent flying as the cannons strike nearby. Hurry, get yourself up!

Knox Helpless/3
Take a wound on a 1

Crystal Helpless/5

>>563374
The island is heavily populated by pirates. You headed into the woods, here:
>>563332
Look for the flyers area. While the ship shells the island, take out enemies, but be careful not to get blown up! Being in one area too long increases the odds of attack, like this one! A cannon ball hit close to where you were.

Gunhilda 1/6

You can hear noises a short distance away.

Roll #1 1 = 1

563380

The cannons open up, but this time they strike other areas of the island.

>>563376
They are focused on the giant buffalo that has just crushed two of them and broke their cart, but you still manage to trip while seeking the shadows.

Klava 5/6 Stealth

>>563377
His body bends in two as your strike does terrible things to his spine. Despite the constant rain of lead, you manage to stay up.

Charlene 1/6

Zebra Helpless/2
Unicorn Rusher Helpless/4
Goat Attacker 6/5
Earthie Brawler Helpless/4

Roll #1 5 = 5

563381

>>563379
Stay on the defense. Are they coming closer?

Roll #1 1 = 1

563382

>>563380
Aha, that Goat Attacker is still up, eh?

Sabotage the Goat! '1d10+1' (DC-1, Autocrits, Success doesn't break stealth)

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

563383

>>563380
Healing Bonds on myself and Klava! '1d10'
Flagellate still waiting to trigger.

Roll #1 6 = 6

563384

>>563379
Gah!
Get uuuup!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

563385

>>563381
Two of them, a bleeding Diamond Dog and an injured Donkey, both carrying dangerous looking knives and pistols jump you from behind with all the noise you were making. The injury must have hurt your hearing.

Fervor disabled until further notice.

Gunhilda 1/6

Bleeding DD 3/3
Injured Donkey 3/4

>>563382
He doesn't care about you at all. He's focused on the Buffalo that he keeps shooting but just doesn't go down!

>>563383
"Die, die, die! Why won't you just die!"

Klava 6/6 Stealth
Charlene 8/6

Zebra Helpless/2
Unicorn Rusher Helpless/4
Goat Attacker 6/5 Sabotaged
Earthie Brawler Helpless/4

>>563384
You're up, but you'd better kick those pistols away from the pony!

Knox 6/3

Crystal Helpless/5

Roll #1 10 = 10

563386

>>563385
Screw that!
I dive in, grab one and shoot her!
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

563387

>>563385
"You can't kill me! I'm a Charlene Stonehead!"
Slam the Earthie brawler to make sure he doesn't get back up. '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

563388

>>563385
Sleep Serum '1d10+3' (DC-1, Autocrits, Doesn't Break)

And Trigger it!

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

563389

>>563385
"Surrender or else!"

Quick, Donkey shatter! '1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 = 2 / Roll #2 10 + 2 = 12

563390

A flare is shot out of the cannon, lighting up the whole of the island in this darkness.

#Everyone gets a +1 until further notice

>>563386
She manages to roll away before you can grab her, but she still hasn't finished preparing them.

Knox 6/3

Crystal 5/5

>>563387
There is only a cracking noise coming from inside the Earthie.

>>563388
Absolute fear overtakes him as he sees the buffalo, who he has shot numerous times, lift up a pony and break it. The blast has its effect, but it isn't what truly hurts him. It still does, though.

The Pirates on the inland beach have been dealt with, their broken bodies and equipment litter the beach.

>>563389
Your blade makes an impression on him and guarantees that there are parts of this Donkey that will never heal.

Gunhilda 1/6

Bleeding DD 3/3
Injured Donkey Helpless/1

Roll #1 1 = 1

563391

>>563390
Flip it around and beat her head in then!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

563392

>>563390
"IS THAT IT?" Stomp and paw at the ground, looking around for any more targets.
"IS THAT ALL YOU GOT?"

563393

>>563390
End the Donkey now and kick him away.

Roll #1 7 = 7

563394

>>563390
Tie 'em all up.

563395

>>563391
You can hear her cry out as you beat her with her own weapons. Don't forget that three seconds ago, she was about to shoot you with them.

Knox 6/3

Crystal 2/5

>>563392
Just the moans of the pirates and the waves of the sea respond. Looking at the inland island, you can see lots of flashes of light.

>>563394
You note the difference in technique between you and the Buffalo. Most of your enemies are still intact if a bit singed, while the buffalo's are mangled messes with broken ribs at best.

>>563393
His death is swift. He felt no pain as he passed on.

The Diamond Dog looks at you with both parts fear and anger.

Gunhilda 1/6

Bleeding DD 3/3
Injured Donkey Dead

563396

>>563395
What do I care? I would've killed em all before I joined this fleet.

"Landing site secured, I suppose."

563397

>>563395
>>563396
"You ready to go? These pathetic louts aren't going anywhere."
Let's get moving towards the staging area.

563398

>>563397
"Yes."

Slip into the shadows – back into the brush.

563399

>>563395
Heh.
Irooonyyyy.

Give her one last thwack to the head to take her down for good.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

563400

>>563395
"You may join him swiftly and honourably."

Shatter, too! '1d10+2'

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

563401

The flare gives out, letting darkness return to the island.

>>563396
>>563397
>>563398
I's a much quieter trek this time. There's still plenty of cannon fire, but it's focused on another area of the island.

When you arrive, you see plenty of housing from the safety of the bushes. Lots of huts and hoof marks, but no Pirates seem to be moving around.

>>563399
Her head has a visible crack where you struck her. She's suffering from the blow and is having a hard time focusing on what's going on.

Knox 6/3

Crystal Helpless/4

>>563400
His anger gets the better of him, and he uses his paws and his reach to punch you away. Hurry and get up!

Gunhilda Helpless/5

Bleeding DD 3/3

563402

>>563401
Tie her up now as well!
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

563403

>>563401
Sneak around in the huts, look for valuables or hostiles.

563404

>>563402
She manages to kick you off, but she's still hurt.

Knox 6/3

Crystal 3/4

>>563403
Roll a 3d10

563405

>>563401
"It's in the last moments of life that we achieve true clarity. Be thankful you could truly live for even just a few moments."

I can still stand. Calmly pick myself up.

Roll #1 3 = 3

563406

>>563401
Head to the opposite huts of Klava, looking for any pirates or nice things.

563407

>>563404
'3d10'

Roll #1 5, 9, 4 = 18

563408

>>563404
Dammit!
Shoot her again! Take out a leg!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

563409

>>563405
"Shut up!
He throws a rock at you.

Gunhilda Helpless/5
Takes a wound on a 2

Bleeding DD 3/3

>>563406
Roll a 3d10

563410

>>563409
'3d10'

Roll #1 9, 4, 8 = 21

563411

>>563407
You find a hostile, but he's already been tied up. His head is wobbling back and forth.

>>563408
And down she goes, but don't count her out just yet.

Knox 6/3

Crystal 2/4

>>563410
Oh, well someone seems to have left a nice cache of jewels in one of the boxes. Maybe they were thinking of coming back for them.

A little bit near the beach, you see some kind of fish-pony thing rolling around.

563412

>>563411
Try and tie her up again!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

563413

>>563411
I'll grab the jewels then investigate this fish-pony.

563414

>>563409
"Was he your friend? What would he want you to do now?"

Be a little more serious and get up properly.

Roll #1 8 = 8

563415

>>563411
Huh?

How odd…

Alright, turn him around so he can't see me.

"Why are you tied up?"

563416

>>563412
She puts up far less of a struggle this time. Her body is visibly damaged and she'd probably risk her chances with you than be broken into a billion pieces and scattered to the sea.

>>563413
She's rolling around on the beach. You can see something kicking from within her fish-like lower half.

>>563414
You're up, and a giving him a rather intimidating look at a true Gryphon Warrior.

Fervor can be activated, but it will kill him.

>>563415
"Because I wanted CANDY!"

563417

>>563416
"Are you going to lie there like a good crystal pony now?"

563418

>>563416
"Mmm. Don't need to worry about you."

Search other huts.

563419

>>563416
"What's going on here? Who are you?"
Put myself between her and the sea.

563420

>>563417
Her eyes dilate a bit, but you get a solid nod and a whimper from her.

>>563418
You're Buffalo compatriot has headed off to the beach.
Roll 2d10.

>>563419
Her mouth is foaming. She thrashes around, and you can see her fish like lower end starts to get smaller and scales are falling off while her hind legs are kicking within.

563421

>>563420
"Good."
Is this sector clear now?

563422

>>563420
…Try splashing some seawater on her, see what happens.

563423

>>563421
The ship has stopped its attacks, the lights and sounds are still coming from the back half of the island, though.

>>563422
She jumps up, but with all the erratic movements that follow, she actually keeps her head pointed at you. The Fish tail is almost gone, but her hind area has skin and muscle exposed.

563424

>>563416
"Do you want to avenge him? Then fight with every fibre of your being. Come!"

Strike once at him.

Roll #1 7 = 7

563425

>>563423
I move to G then.

563426

>>563423
"What's your name? What's happening to you?"

563427

>>563420
'2d10'

Roll #1 7, 4 = 11

563428

>>563425
This time, it's quiet. The smoking crater did away with whatever or whoever was here. You can see the ship start turning around for another pass.

Roll to spot.

>>563426
She starts trying to push herself away on her mutated legs.

"Stay" is all she manages to get out in between gasps.

>>563424
"He was my Comrade!" he yells in between his innefectual punches.

Gunhilda 6/5

Bleeding DD 1/3

>>563427
There's some papers on one of the tables. Some are deeds, others are bank notes.

563429

>>563428
…I'll take all this back with me to the fleet. Head on home.

563430

>>563428
Get closer to her.
"Who. Are. You. Answer me if you don't want to get squashed into a paste."

563431

>>563428
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

563432

>>563428
"Then die well defending his name. Keep your head up, and think of his memory.

'2d10'

Quick, fast cuts.

Roll #1 8, 6 = 14

563433

>>563429
You can still see some smoke from the other areas, but you lack a good boat to get to them for now and the ship is turning back. As long as you keep your head down, it won't be difficult.

>>563430
"Aura." She says weakly, "Please, don't.."

She tries to push herself away with more pronounced movements, but she only manages to fall on her back.

>>563431
Nothing nearby. This might be your best opportunity to head back to the ship and get your wounds treated.

>>563432
Any investigator would quickly recognize your cuts, but none will mourn the pirate. What you did to him was merciful compared to what he has done. The ship is making another pass at the island, but it isn't opening fire this time. It would be wise to return.

#Pause

563434

>>563433
Relax my stance a little, though I still eye her suspiciously.
"I'm not going to hurt you if you don't give me a reason to. Now, what exactly are you?"

563435

>>563434
"Just, a sailor. I was attacked by a weird creature, and here…" She starts coughing.

563436

>>563435
Stand over her menacingly.
"How strange. The only sailing ships nearby are my own… and a pirates. Would you happen to be a pirate?"
Crack my neck loudly.
"And don't you dare think of lying, or your own mother won't recognize what's left of you."

564711

>>563436
She tries to move, but you can see the muscles struggle and eventually forfeit. She looks up and relents.

"You wouldn't be here if you didn't know, or at least suspect, that I am. You want to join us?"

564712

>>564711
"No."
Place a hoof right over where her jugular connects to her ribcage and start slowly pressing down.
"We're here to break every last one of you for what you've done. It'll be a cold day in Tartarus before I join the likes of you."

564715

>>564712
"Hey, wait, we can talk." She starts coughing. "Anything you want, just name it, but stop, please!"

564716

>>564715
"Anything I want?" I spit, increasing the pressure even more. "What could you possibly have that I could want? No weapons, no armor, no money, no friends, no ship…"
Lean down and growl right into her ear.
"You. Have. Nothing. Just as it should be."

564717

>>564716
"If you're here for us," she trying to struggle, but her body fails to respond. "Then I surrender. I surrender and just stop."

564719

>>564717
"Surrender?" Increase the pressure to just short of cutting off her ability to talk. "Give me one good reason I should let you live just to eat all of our food stocks and dirty our ship with your worthless hide. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't just kill you, right here, right now."

564721

>>564719
"I know about our leader, I'll talk, anything you want to know, just…" She's making wheezing noises, trying to lift up your hoof from her chest, but there isn't any force in them.

564722

>>564721
"Start talking, and maybe I'll let you live."
You don't actually have to type it out, just give the gist of any info she gives.

564723

>>564722
She was a new recruit, taken to the Donkeylamia early on. She mentions two pirates of note besides her, a Donkey with a strange growth on his head and a Pegasus with a weird rifle. She brings up the materials she saw on the boat.

564724

>>564723
"Good. Now, what do you have that you can give me?"

564725

>>564724
"But, I just gave you everything I have, what else is there?"

564726

>>564725
"Nothing." Increase the pressure on her neck, cutting off her air.
"You own nothing. You can't even offer me your pathetic life, because I already own it. You. Have. Nothing."
Ease up just enough to let her breathe before she blacks out.
"Which means that, if I choose to spare your life, you owe me. If I take you as a servant, that will be because I own your life, and so you will still owe me for choosing to spare you. Do you understand? You will not only be property, you will be property in debt to me."

564727

>>564726
The black of her eyes become unstable as she starts to see the fate she has chosen.

She passes out.

564728

>>564727
Snort and pick her up roughly, carrying her back to the ship. Curse my good nature. It would have been better to just kill her and be done with it.

564729

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZaD_C7Jk10

Back on the boat, the crew is running about. They weren't expecting so much resistance from the island and are rushing to prepare the ship to sail and loading weapons to see what happens next. Some stare off into the dark night, hoping to spot an enemy vessel before they get themselves spotted.

The Captain is overlooking maps with the Navigator and Doctor Peche is checking up on Torm. You have a few minutes to chat before the next orders come down.

564730

>>564729
"What's the plan?"

564731

>>564729
Head over to Doctor Peche.
"Is Tormie doing all right? We're sort of old acquaintances."

564732

>>564730
"That's depends. How many did you encounter on the island? We dealt them a blow, but I'd like to know what I'm up against."

>>564731
"Wish I could say he's better, but he seems to have caught a fever, or at least the early parts of one."

"But you're acquaintances, how so?"

564733

>>564729
"Yes, I'd like to know when Torm will be fit again."

564734

>>564732
"I think I only found three people."

564735

>>564732
"Oh, we got hired for the same job a while back in the old lands. Taking out some group of raiders that got too big for their britches or something. Basically, we ended up working together, fighting together, and…"
Blush and look away.
"…getting to know each other. So, is he going to be all right? We could really use him if we're going to be fighting soon."

564736

>>564734
>>564735
"As a citizen of Caballo Island, I'd like to let him back in. As a doctor, I couldn't allow it. He's good enough to stay here and shoot, but the poor lad will likely hold you back in a close fight."

564737

>>564736
"Who?"

564738

>>564736
"Aw…" Pout a little.
"I hope he feels better soon. We work really well together!"
Alright, head off to the captain to report everything Aura told me.

564739

>>564737
"Torm, though I should apologize on his behalf and on the other gunners. They mistook you as pirates and a few cannon balls went your way. You're not hurt, are you?"

>>564738
"I'm going to take the better side of caution this time. We're only a one ship. We'll head back to home port and regroup from there, or at least if we can find another ship. They seem to have a bigger ship that ours, and I still don't have their exact numbers."

Then his face goes even whiter than it originially was.

"SHIP SPOTTED!"

564740

>>564739
"YES! More heads to crush!" Run to the side of the ship and try to spot the other ship. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

564741

>>564739
"I'm fine."
I grab my crossbow.

564742

>>564739
Get ready to fly out. Check arms and gear, then fall in wherever.

564743

>>564740
>>564741
>>564742
It's only a small dot in the distance, but the Pegasus in the nest above yells out what he can see, that it is a larger ship with more crew and far more guns. It'll gain quickly on you since it has a head start, your crew is still recovering from the initial attack.

"You three, I have a dangerous idea, but I think it'll be the only way to keep them off. You interested?" The Captain asks with a smile.

564744

>>564743
"Sure!"

564745

>>564743
"I'm liking this already. Count me in!"

564746

>>564743
"Please, brief us."

564747

>>564744
>>564745
"We're going to become the bait. We'll be shooting, trying to keep them focused on us. Meanwhile, circle the long way around, try to keep to any blind spots and surprise the ship and its crew."

"But be quick, we're trying to get away from them and I don't think you can handle a ship full of aware pirates. You ready to do this?"

564748

564749

>>564747
"Oh yeah." Crack my neck meaningfully. "This is going to be fun."

564750

>>564747
"Ready!"

564751

>>564747
"Ready. We will succeed, as usual."

564752

>>564749
>>564750
>>564751
"You certainly know how to earn her pay."

The Captain motions over to a pair of workers who bring over some ropes and strap Klava and Charlene to be airlifted to the ship.

#Everyone, roll a 2d10!

Let's see how the trip over there is.

564753

>>564752
"Just wait until you see the looks on their faces when they have to go up against a Buffalo Air Drop!" '2d10'

Roll #1 4, 5 = 9

564754

>>564752
'2d10'
Wind be on us.

Roll #1 5, 8 = 13

564755

>>564752
[2d10]

Roll #1 4, 10 = 14

564756

Out of 60, only 30

You go too low to avoid detection, a few times Charlene and Klava have to "run" across the top of the water. Just before you make it to the ship, you are spotted and both Charlene and Klava are forced to climb up a wall while the Hopscotch, Gunhilda, and Knox are forced to contend with the initial volley of fire.

>>564753
Roll a 2d10, you're barely hanging on! Pull yourself up and get into the fight!

>>564754
>>564755
You're in the air, dance to avoid the projectiles!
Roll a 3d10.

564757

>>564756
[3d10]

Roll #1 4, 8, 7 = 19

564758

>>564756
RAAGH!!! '2d10'

Roll #1 4, 9 = 13

564759

Battle Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xznpr3AEFDY

>>564757
Alright, you manage to break out unharmed from the first set of shots. On a quick look of the deck, you can make out a heavily armed Buffalo, a Zebra with a big metal thing on him, and Pegasus flying out to you with a knife drawn.

>>564758
You nearly lost your hoof grip there, but you managed to hop on board eventually. There's a Diamond Dog loading a shotgun, a Crystal pony spamming pistols, and a Goat on some embedded weapon.

564760

>>564759
I hit the pegasus with a knockout shot.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 3 + 3 = 6

564761

>>564756
'3d10'
Stay focused.

Roll #1 4, 6, 1 = 11

564762

>>564759
I hate when my internet cuts out in the middle of a quest.
Slam into the Crystal pony and shatter them to shards! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

564763

>>564761
You land with a thud as some of the missile weapons damage your armor and throw off your flight balance. On the deck, you see a Unicorn preparing to rush you with a spear and a Zebra coming after you with a hammer.

564764

>>564760
She tries to bite into the deck, but your bolt might have had something to do with that. However, her friends don't like that very much and continue to open fire with th eBuffalo being careful to aim and the Zebra still fiddling with his device.

Hopscotch 5/6

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter Helpless 5/6
Zebra ??? 5/4

>>564762
You manage to pick her up and slam her against the mast. She's still kicking, though, and her comrades are trying to liberate her.

Charlene 6/6

Goat ??? 4/5
D.D. Shotgunner 4/5
Crystal Pistolier 4/6

564765

>>564764
Activate Flagellate and hit her again!
'1d10' '1d10+1' dc-1

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 5 + 1 = 6

564766

>>564764
I'll shoot the zebra with a Marksman shot.
[1d10]

Roll #1 4 = 4

564767

>>564763
Sentried shatter! Break their arms!

564768

>>564765
Flagellate is Instant and Auto. No need to roll, just remind me when it should take effect.

You're tossing a barrage of hoof punches at her like she was a punching bag, but she's taking them equally well. The Diamond Dog forsook his weapon for his paws, while the goat is feverishly preparing whatever it is he's on.

Charlene 5/6

Goat ??? 4/5
D.D. Shotgunner 4/5
Crystal Pistolier 4/6

>>564766
Over his head, the fight and flight is making it hard to aim as the Buffalo keeps firing and the Pegasus gets back up.

Hopscotch 4/6

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter 5/6
Zebra ??? 5/4

>>564767
Neither of them have arms, but the Unicorn feels the impact in his hooves and falls over in pain.

"I'll gut ya' for that, you overfed Catbutt!"

Gunhilda 3/6

Unicorn Spearhorse Helpless /3
Zebra Hammerer 6/5

564769

>>564768
I'll try to shoot the zebra again.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

564770

>>564768
Oh no he doesn't! Roar and Slam the goat into his contraption! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

564771

>>564768
No need to say anything yet.

Fervor, and tear into unicorn.

Roll #1 1, 9 = 10

564772

>>564769
He goes flying off of the contraption this time, but you notice the Buffalo running over to the front of the deck and the Pegasus rushing to your throat with her knife.

Hopscotch 3/6

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter 5/6
Zebra ??? 1/4

>>564770
it's only by divine grace or underworld glee that the contraption didn't fully enter the Goat's body, but you heard lots of things snap and the contraption isn't one of them.

Charlene 5/6

Goat ??? Helpless/3
D.D. Shotgunner 4/5
Crystal Pistolier 4/6

>>564771
There's quite a bit of blood everywhere as you wreck the poor Unicorn, ignoring his friends blow, and even now, more join the fight as a Pegasus aims for your back with his sword.

Gunhilda 2/6

Unicorn Spearhorse OUT
Zebra Hammerer 6/5
Pegasus 5/5

564773

>>564772
I hit the pegasus with a knockout shot again.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

564774

>>564772
Stomp the goat down, teach him not to mess with me! '1d10+1' dc-1 Flagellate waiting to trigger

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

564775

>>564773
No denying the force on this thing. It could really hurt someone, like that flying horse. And the fall damage leaves a dent as the Zebra rushes over to the body and the Buffalo gets his distance.

Hopscotch 3/6

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter Helpless/5
Zebra ??? 1/4

>>564774
You can feel his bones break under your hooves, but it's what he deserves, doesn't he?

Charlene 3/6

Goat ??? Helpless/2
D.D. Shotgunner 4/5
Crystal Pistolier 4/6

564776

>>564772
Now, the Hammerer.

Roll #1 7, 2 = 9

564777

>>564775
I shoot the zebra.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

564778

>>564775
Keep stomping and finish him off. '1d10+1' dc-1

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

564779

>>564776
The world is only pain and suffering for him now. The display of your skill makes the Pegasus hesitate a little and he messes up his own attack.

Gunhilda Helpless/6

Unicorn Spearhorse OUT
Zebra Hammerer Helpless/1
Pegasus 5/5

564780

>>564778
Flagellate triggers and heals me for 1.

564781

#Hopscotch and Charlene, roll a 2d10!

The Buffalo takes his position and takes aim!

>>564777
He's able to track your bolts path and barely manages to dodge, but you have another important thing to worry about.
Hopscotch 2/6

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter Helpless/5
Zebra ??? 1/4

>>564778
The Diamond Dog and Crystal pony manages to throw you off of him, but then they turn pale and jump on their friend.

Charlene 2/6

Goat ??? Helpless/2
D.D. Shotgunner 4/5
Crystal Pistolier 4/6

Still outnumbered and being attacked.

564782

>>564781
[2d10]

Roll #1 1, 1 = 2

564783

>>564781
!!!
'2d10'

Roll #1 5, 3 = 8

564784

>>564783
If this would send me helpless, Activate Stoneguts! '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

564785

>>564779
My spirit is unlike you base beasts playing at beings. I can still stand!

Roll #1 9 = 9

564786

Rolling for enemies.

Pegasus Knife Fighter '1d10'
Zebra Combatant '1d10'

Shotgunner '1d10'
Pistolier '1d10'

>>564785
Your wings brush him off before he can get a swing in, but another joins the fight.

Gunhilda 6/6

Zebra Hammerer 6/1
Pegasus Swordsman 5/5
Crystal pony Bowman 5/6

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 9 = 9 / Roll #3 2 = 2 / Roll #4 2 = 2

564787

>>564786
"Come, if you dare!"

Shatter into the Crystal. Just like before.

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

564788

>>564782
You're blasted down in a hail of bullets. Like, a literal hail, as if the skies themselves were opening fire on you.

Hopscotch Helpless/4
Takes a wound on a 1

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter Helpless/5
Zebra ??? 1/4

>>564784
You're barely able to stand, but you are a bloody mess. Your earlier combatants are just as bad, if not worse.

Charlene 1/6

Goat ??? Helpless/2
D.D. Shotgunner Helpless/4
Crystal Pistolier Helpless/5

Rolling for them to get up '3d10'

>>564787
Her entire right side resembles an impacted mirror. You can see shatter lines throughout her body.

Gunhilda 4/6

Zebra Hammerer 6/1
Pegasus Swordsman 5/5
Crystal pony Bowman 1/6 Crits on 8

Roll #1 9, 3, 3 = 15

564789

>>564788
I try to get up.

564790

>>564789
[1d10]

Roll #1 5 = 5

564791

>>564788
After all this, the Goat Engineer manages to stand up.

564792

>>564789
>>564790
It takes everything you have to avoid getting kicked while you are down.

Hopscotch Helpless/4
Takes a wound on a 2

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter Helpless/5
Zebra ??? 1/4

564793

>>564792
I keep trying.
[1d10]

Roll #1 9 = 9

564794

>>564788
Healing Bonds on myself, and if I can reach Hopscotch and Gunhilda. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

564795

>>564788
Finish it! 2 more cuts and cast her away!

Roll #1 3, 3 = 6

564796

Laughter and yelling can be heard from the area below the deck.

>>564793
You manage to jump away before they could pile up on you.

Hopscotch 6/5

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter Helpless/5
Zebra Combatant 1/4

>>564794
Good work, you managed to get Gunhilda as she went down.

Charlene 8/6

Goat ??? 4/2
D.D. Shotgunner Helpless/4
Crystal Pistolier Helpless/5

>>564795
Negative, she focuses on evasion and you suffer a bevy of blows from her comrades.

Gunhilda 6/6

Zebra Hammerer 6/1
Pegasus Swordsman 5/5
Crystal pony Bowman 1/6

564797

>>564796
I'll tie up the pegaus.
[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

564798

>>564796
"So you won't go down till I fight at full?"

Fervour again. Give her a proper send off.

Roll #1 9, 1 = 10

564799

>>564796
"Come on, can't any of you put up a REAL fight?!"
Slam the DD Shotgunner down! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

564800

#Everyone, roll a d10 on top of your normal actions.

>>564797
She kicks you off before you can tie her down as her friends wail on you.

Hopscotch 4/5

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter 5/5
Zebra Combatant 1/4

>>564798
She's unable to respond, the pain and suffering you've inflicted on her has yet to be tallied by her brain.

Gunhilda 6/6

Zebra Hammerer 6/1
Pegasus Swordsman 5/5
Crystal pony Bowman Helpless/2

>>564799
I don't think there's anything left of the Diamond Dog. Whatever is left is splattered on you and the two combatants.

Charlene 8/6

Goat ??? 4/2
Crystal Pistolier 5/5

564801

>>564800
"Hahahahahaha! Come on, COME ON!"
Start cracking that crystal pistolier! '1d10+1' dc-1
Eh? '1d10'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8 / Roll #2 1 = 1

564802

>>564800
Kick her out and focus on that hammerman.

'1d10' for something.

Roll #1 9, 2 = 11 / Roll #2 5 = 5

564803

>>564800
I'll hit the buffalo with a knockout shot.
[1d10+3]
[1d10]

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4 / Roll #2 8 = 8

564804

>>564801
There are bits of Crystal floating in the air as you start pounding on him, the Goat doing what he can to knock you off of him.

Charlene 8/6

Goat Engineer 4/2
Crystal Pistolier Helpless/3

Charlene rolls a 3d10 instead of taking an action.

>>564802
How many pieces did you leave the Zebra in?

Gunhilda 6/6

Zebra Hammerer OUT
Pegasus Swordsman 5/5
Crystal pony Bowman 5/2

Gunhilda rolls another 2d10 instead of taking an action.

>>564803
It was a wasted shot, but you notice quickly enough to at least let the Pegasus knock you into the air and away from the black mass that was forming around you.

Hopscotch Helpless/3

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter 5/5
Zebra Combatant 1/4

564805

>>564804
'3d10'

Roll #1 1, 3, 9 = 13

564806

>>564804
Up I get.
[1d10]

Roll #1 6 = 6

564807

>>564804
Back to that crystal while I can. She'll be gone.


And the extra '2d10'

Roll #1 7, 8 = 15 / Roll #2 3, 1 = 4

564808

Jelly Diamond Dog, a creation of the Donkeylamia sent to pacify the deck.

>>564805
A gelatinous imitation of a Diamond Dog stabs you a few times with his paws, which you see have sharpened blades instead of claws.

"Kekekeke…"

Charlene ???/5

Goat Engineer 4/2
Crystal Pistolier 5/3

Roll Stoneguts, to see if you can keep it in and not take the extra wound of damage.

>>564806
The Pegasus got cocky and tried to go for a flashy move and blow you a kiss before he tried to slash your throat. A kick to the crotch reminded him what he should be doing.

Hopscotch 6/3

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter 5/5
Zebra Combatant 1/4

>>564807
You manage to keep yourself from succumbing to your fervor's less than favorable ending and manage to dodge the Gelatinous Arm that reached for you.

Gunhilda 6/6

Pegasus Swordsman 5/5
Crystal pony Bowman 5/2

564809

>>564808
You can't kill me! '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

564810

>>564808
I shoot the pegasus with a knockout shot once again.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

564811

>>564809
It's arms extend, serving themselves another heaping helping of you.

Charlene Helpless/4
Take a wound on a 1

Goat Engineer 4/2
Crystal Pistolier 5/3

>>564810
The Pegasus goes down, but the other two run back to their positions and leave him to your mercy.

Hopscotch 6/3

Buffalo Artilery 5/6
Pegasus Knife Fighter Helpless 5/5
Zebra Combatant 1/4

564812

>>564811
Gah! Get up! '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

564813

>>564808
Gelatinous? Gah.

"You're quite resilient."

Shatter crystal again

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

564814

>>564811
You only feel the blows of the two equines, getting revenge for their friends.

Charlene Helpless/4
Take a wound on a 2

Goat Engineer 4/2
Crystal Pistolier 5/3

>>564813
While you were focusing on the Crystal pony, its the Pegasus that gets a good blow in.

Gunhilda 4/6

Pegasus Swordsman 5/5
Crystal pony Bowman 5/2

564815

>>564814
Try that again! Shatter!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

564816

>>564814
"You think that hurts? Come on, put some muscle into it!" Get back up! '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

564817

The Gelatinous Diamond Dog starts becoming more solid.

>>564815
The two manage to jump out of the way, with the Pegasus carrying the Crystal pony as slurrr forms around your arms and starts burning them.

>>564816
Despite the blood loss, you're up, tossing those were on you off the sides of the boat.

Gunhilda 3/6
Charlene 8/4

The Gelatinous creature points at you two and utters:

"Dinner."

564818

>>564817
"Come and try it, freakshow!" Slam the Gelatinous DD and splatter him all over the deck! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

564819

>>564817
I'm going to need to shift priorities. Shatter now the gelatinous dog.

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

564820

>>564818
You manage to splat the creature all over the deck. Unlike the Diamond Dog, this one's parts start coming back inside some of the other bodies.

>>564819
One of the reanimated corpses punches you. It's surprisingly lively for a dead horse.

Gunhilda 1/6
Charlene 8/4

Gelatinous D.D. 35 hits
Dead Horse 3/3

564821

>>564820
Activate Flagellate and start stomping the DD's parts.
"This is what you get when you take on a Stonehead!" '1d10+1' dc-1

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

564822

"Hehehe."
"HahahHAHAHA!"
It laughs as it tries to solidify it's claws so it can stab you.

>>564821
Unfortunately for it, being bashed by you only spread it further before it could become solid enough to really affect you.

Gunhilda 1/6
Charlene 6/4

Gelatinous D.D. 25 hits
Dead Horse 3/3
Chunks of a Body 2/2

564823

>>564820
It'll work this time.

Focus and remember the basics.

Shatter!

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

564824

>>564822
Slam the DD's center of mass again!
"Come on, get up and fight!" '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

564825

>>564823
You destroy the chunks of meat right as they strike and you hear the Dog-thing howl in pain.

Gunhilda 1/6
Charlene 6/4

Gelatinous D.D. 21 hits
Dead Horse 3/3
Chunks of a Body OUT

564826

>>564824
You need to be more careful, there are lots of the animated dead around.

Gunhilda 1/6
Charlene 6/4

Gelatinous D.D. 6 hits
Dead Horse 3/3
Walking Organs 1/4
Mobile Mass 3/2

564827

>>564826
Healing bonds on Gunhilda and myself! '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

564828

>>564827
It's a good thing, your ship is leaving you and you'd better do your best to get out of this situation.

Gunhilda 8/6
Charlene 6/4

Gelatinous D.D. 6 hits
Dead Horse 3/3
Walking Organs 1/4
Mobile Mass 3/2

564829

>>564828
Fervor and 2 cuts!

Roll #1 8, 9 = 17

564830

>>564829
On gelatinous dd.

Roll #1 5, 5 = 10

564831

>>564828
Wait, do we need to be looking for a ride off?
Slam the Dead horse! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit 8+

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

564832

My Mistake
Gunhilda 6/6
Charelene 8/5

>>564829
>>564830
Congratulations, you've made more enemies right now.

>>564831
Try and make sure your ride doesn't create any more monsters.

Gunhilda 8/6
Charlene 6/4

Gelatinous D.D. Non-existant
Dead Horse 0/1
Walking Organs 1/4
Mobile Mass 3/2

Headless Male Horse 2/1
Faceless Mare 1/3

#Roll 2d10 to try to escape

564833

>>564832
"Outa my way, pirate scum!" '2d10'

Roll #1 5, 4 = 9

564834

>>564833
The monsters are holding you down as you watch your ride start ditching you.

Gunhilda 6/6
Charelene 8/4

564835

Time to retreat.

Roll #1 6, 6 = 12

564836

>>564834
"RAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!" Bust my way out and run for it! '2d10'

Roll #1 5, 5 = 10

564837

>>564833
>>564834
Curses! Cut them away!

I'm still fervoured, right?

Roll #1 6, 4 = 10

564838

>>564837
>>564836
Nice use of skills. You beat your wings as much as they can physically move and airlift the Buffalo away.

'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

564839

>>564838
>>564837
>>564836
Sadly, you make a less than dramatic return as you plunge into the salty water before you can land on the Persimmon's deck. The crew hauls you up and starts celebrating their getaway.

#PAUSE

567627

>>564839
Our ship full of Pirate Hunters has managed to make its escape from a full-size, battle ready group of pirates, but not without dealing a blow to their personnel and holdings.

The Persimmon finds itself stopping at an island to regain their bearings.

567628

File: 1398740756742.jpg (8.81 KB, 153x146, Unmarked Island1.jpg, IO exif Google TinEye)

Some of the crew have come off the ship to stretch their legs and to go a little deeper island to investigate and return with a warning, that they've found signs of other races, and a struggle, at the entrance of a cave. The Captain wants you to investigate, just in case they're still there.

At the entrance, you can still see signs of magma, this volcano still has some life left. Your options are to go North and East.

567629

>>567628
Which way slopes up?

567630

>>567629
Both directions have an upward slope. The magma pool should be a sign that the volcano is still expanding.

567631

>>567630
North it is then!

567632

>>567628
North.

567633

File: 1398741443584.jpg (23.46 KB, 160x447, Unmarked Island2.jpg, IO exif Google TinEye)

>>567632
>>567631
Peering around the room, you find three more routes.

Roll to Spot.

567634

>>567633
Spotting. '1d10'
>>567632
"So, you're my ranged support, eh? Just let me draw their fire, and you can go to town on them. Just try not to hit me."

Roll #1 10 = 10

567635

>>567633
[1d10+3]

>>567634
"That might be hard. Who are you?"

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

567636

>>567635
"Name's Charlene. I don't mind if you hit me a few times on accident. Just try not to make a habit of it."

567637

File: 1398741805435.jpg (24.3 KB, 160x447, body parts.jpg, IO exif Google TinEye)

>>567634
>>567635
Even in this inferno, the smell of meat is noticeable. As you start digging around, you find a pony's leg, neatly wrapped up. Two of them, along with some ammunition and knives.

567638

>>567637
"Ewwww."

567639

Where were we?

567640

>>567638
Where am I again?

567641

>>567640
er
That wasn't supposed to be a quote.

567642

>>567639
>>567640
Investigating an island cave on your way back to the crews home, but you just came across a set of properly preserved pony legs and eating utensils.

>>567638
The bigger question now is where is their owner?

Your options are to go North, North-East, East, or to investigate near the magma pool.

567643

>>567642
Properly preserved pony legs as in
just legs?
The skin meat and bone legs?

567644

>>567643
Whoever did this must be a butcher, or at least trained as one. With a little seasoning, odds are good that a Gryphon like yourself would enjoy them.

567645

>>567642
North.

>>567643
"Try not to eat them."

567646

>>567637
"Hmn…"
Examine the leg. How was it cut off? Neatly, or messily? '1d10'
>>567641
Pass Knox the ammunition.
"Maybe you can use this."

Roll #1 5 = 5

567647

>>567642
Head north.

567648

>>567644
Ah, that's what I was wondering.
"Looks like we might have cannibals on our hooves."

567649

>>567642
and keep heading north.

567650

>>567644
That's
uh
W- Well, I'm far too polite a gryphon to entertain such thoughts. Yes, far too polite…

>>567646
I tilt my head at Charlene.
"What kind of ammunition is this?"

567651

File: 1398742422925.jpg (33.61 KB, 176x600, Unmarked Island3.jpg, IO exif Google TinEye)

Heading North leads to a small tunnel. As you head through it, you all can hear movement running right above you.

Proceed forward?

567652

>>567651
I ready my bow with a knockout shot and try to ambush who or whatever it is.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

567653

>>567650
Shrug. "I dunno. I just don't use guns."
>>567651
Charge forward!

567654

>>567653
I… examine it, then?
What kind of ammunition is this?
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

567655

File: 1398742864380.jpg (52.36 KB, 458x600, Unmarked Island4.jpg, IO exif Google TinEye)

>>567652
You certainly rang the dinner bell that way. The individuals down here start hootering and hollering as soon as they see your arrow.

>>567653
You see a few heads pop out and some bodies take cover. Which enemy will you attack?

>>567654
It's low grade ammunition. Looks like it was made on the island.

567656

>>567655
I hit the first of them with a marksman shot.
[1d10]

Roll #1 9 = 9

567657

>>567651
Draw arms and proceed.

What were my 2 newest skills again?

567658

>>567655
Oh bah. Junk, the-

AAAAAAAAAAAA
BARRAGE!
Shoot the heads that pop out down like steel plates at a gallery!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

567659

>>567655
The closest one! CHARGE!!! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

567660

>>567656
The first one goes down, your blunt arrows actually able to bounce of rocks and strike him from his concealed position.

>>567657
Blast and Retaliate

>>567658
And you most certainly hit them, the reticles of Justice guiding your shots.

>>567659
Vision Check. Roll a 2d10.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/6
Charlene 8/6

Diamond Dog Helpless /4
Gryphon Gladiator 18 hits
Gryphon Shooter 5/6

567661

>>567660
I'll use Split Shot to hit the two gryphons.
[1d10]
I've got all the trick Shots, right?

Roll #1 6 = 6

567662

>>567655
Sentried shatter on one enemy holding a ranged weapon.

567663

>>567660
'2d10'

Roll #1 2, 3 = 5

567664

>>567660
I fire off a Repeating Shot at the Gryphon Soldier using one of my fancy matchlock revolvers!
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

567665

>>567661
Yes, for now, but don't forget the +1 from the weapons.
Good shot, you're able to bounce on arrow around the rocks.

>>567662
A good, solid hit. You broke into his weapon and you're sure you heard something snap.

>>567663
I hope you have some ointment for those lava burns after you rushed inside and didn't watch your step. Some of the area is pretty thin and even small pools of lava are dangerous.

>>567664
A textbook shot. The proper firing position was taken, breath held, and bullet made it's mark.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/6
Charlene 6/6

Diamond Dog Helpless /4
Gryphon Gladiator 16 hits
Gryphon Shooter Helpless/4 Crits on 8

567666

>>567665
"Careful, the floor's unstable!"
Slam hte Diamond Dog down through the floor into the lava! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

567667

>>567665
I'll aim at the gladiator with a marksman shot.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 9 + 1 = 10

567668

>>567665
Fervour!

Draw the other sword and slash deep into the shooter twice!

'2d10'

Roll #1 10, 3 = 13

567669

>>567665
You don't hold breath!
You keep your mouth open and fire on the exhale. Helps keep your hearing intact as well.

Nevertheless, again! Fire off a second Repeating Shot
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

567670

>>567666
"Too slow, you stupid mass of meat!"
The Diamond Dog yells as your own fur starts burning.

>>567667
Just how strong are you? That bolt sends the Gladiator back, and he quickly starts looking for cover to approach you.

>>567668
He looks like a chicken about to be prepared for a feast. His life is in your talons now as he lies on his knees, looking at you.

Choose whether he lives or dies and then carry out your next action.

>>567669
My mistake, but this second shot reminds me to keep control.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/6
Charlene Helpless/4

Diamond Dog Helpless /4
Gryphon Gladiator 9 hits
Gryphon Shooter Out

567671

>>567670
Gah! Get up! '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

567672

>>567670
I hit him with repeating fire before he can get to cover.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

567673

>>567670
Kick him away. We question him later.
Now the same for the warrior.

'2d10'

Roll #1 7, 6 = 13

567674

>>567671
He's licking his lips. You smell good.

>>567672
Good, you can see the dents in his armor. He'll have to abandon it if he wants to stay mobile.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/6
Charlene Helpless/4
Takes damage on a 2

Diamond Dog Helpless /4
Gryphon Gladiator 5 hits
Gryphon Shooter Out

567675

>>567674
I keep on shooting him.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

567676

>>567674
"Grr… You'll find me hard to chew…" Get up! '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

567677

>>567670
Yes, yes, even pistol shooting is all about breath control.
Deep breath, open mouth, exhale and aim…

Bang! Repeating Shot on the Gladiator now!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

567678

>>567673
>>567675
>>567677
He really didn't have a chance, as your combined blows knock him to the ground and break his armor.

>>567676
Your comment and seeing his friend fall made him realize staying here is a bad idea. Mostly seeing his friends beat up. He takes off down the southeastern route, yelling about thieves.

Will you follow?

567679

>>567678
I try and fire off one last Repeating Shot on the guy before he gets away!
Go for the legs!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

567680

>>567678
I hit him with a marksman repeating shot as he flees.
[1d10+4]

Roll #1 7 + 4 = 11

567681

>>567678
Run him down! Come on and Slam And welcome to the jam '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

567682

>>567679
>>567680
>>567681
Only three other cases of such a brutal beating have ever taken place in Diamond Dog history.

The lot of you are responsible for all these cases.

You now have three prisoners in a dormant volcano.

567683

>>567678
"WAIT! He might think we're thieves."

567684

>>567682
>>567683
"Ironic for a pirate to be yelling about thieves, isn't it?"

567685

>>567683
"You didn't see the way he was looking at me. These guys are cannibals."
>>567682
Are any of them conscious for interrogation?

567686

>>567683
Odds are good.

>>567684
That has yet to be determined.

>>567685
The two Gryphons are. The Diamond Dog is, indisposed.

567687

>>567686
Grab one of the griffons and drag them over to the lava I was previously in, holding them dangerously close to it.
"Start talking."

567688

>>567682
"Filthy pony eaters."
I spit at them.

567689

>>567687
"Hey, I'll tell you anything you want, just pull me away from that!"

>>567688
The Gryphon with the rifle just gives you a look.
"What are you talking about?"

567690

>>567688
I just raise an eyebrow to that… interesting, statement.

567691

>>567689
"We found cooked pony legs farther back, sicko."

567692

>>567689
"Fine then: Who are you, and what's with the preserved pony legs we found back in the cave?"

567693

567694

>>567690
>>567691
>>567692
Sigh and hold my head.
"So hasty and reckless… "

567695

>>567690
>>567691
>>567693
"We're just hired muscle. We're guarding the place for some people we know. We captured some folks, but they're just fine. I swear it!"

>>567692
His eyes grow big and he starts panicking.
"Wait, what legs? What's going on? We're just guards, not cannibals! Wait, are there cannibals here?! You have to get me out!"

567696

>>567695
"…You're guarding the place and you don't even know who's in here?"

567697

>>567695
Sigh and pull him away from the lava.
"What's your name, boy?"

567698

>>567695
"Prove it."

>>567696
"Show them the legs, Knox."

567699

>>567698
"I don't- why would I take the legs with me?!"

567700

>>567696
"I know they were smuggling stuff, just some goods, and they pay well. But cannibalism! No way, we're liable to end up on the menu, and I don't want to die with extra seasoning on me."

>>567697
"It's Marshall, and you need to get me out of here! No way I'm sticking around any cannibal. I like a good fish and all, but I can't eat someone who I just had a talk with, you know?"

567701

>>567698
>>567699
"Hold on, there were legs?"

Both gryphons start to get panicky.

567702

>>567700
"See, that's the thing. If the ones who hired you are pirates, that makes you pirates too."
Get right up in his face.
"And we're pirate hunters. So you see… you're not going anywhere."

567703

>>567702
"Hey, wait, we're innocent in all this. Okay, we're smugglers, but we were just moving some small stuff from what I saw, not raiding towns and ships and stuff!"

567704

>>567699
"Because you're a gryphon?"

>>567701
"Yeah."

567705

>>567704
"…"
I just…
stare
at you.
Stare.
Staaaare.

567706

>>567704
"Listen, some of my friends are ponies. I have drinks with them. I've never thought about eating them. Sure, I made the jokes, but I'm sure your three friends with you do the same, right?"

567707

>>567705
"What? If you don't have them then go get them."

567708

>>567706
"Nope. Show us to your prisoners."

567709

>>567703
"We'll see."
Pick him up and put him on my back.
"Well, we've got a guide now. Kill the others and let's get moving."
>>567704
>>567705
"…Okay, I'm a buffalo, and even I was a little specieist."

567710

>>567709
"Easy there. If they aren't cannibals we aren't killing them."

567711

>>567707
I go grab the stupid legs and bring them back, tossing them down in front of >>567706 the prisoner.

567712

>>567704
Look disapprovingly.
Very disapprovingly.

567713

>>567712
"What?"

567714

>>567710
Sigh. "Fine, but I'm not carrying them."
>>567713
"You basically just said you think they would eat you if they had the chance. That's kinda insulting."

567715

>>567709
>>567708
"Yeah, fine, they're being watched by some of the other smugglers. Just took them in, and it's not like they were the image of good people either."
"Alright, but we weren't alone, there were other Dogs next to them, okay? Just tell them the jig is up."

567716

>>567714
"No I didn't."

>>567715
"Can we get your names?"

567717

>>567715
"Alright, Marshall.
…If it turns out you're telling the truth, I'll make sure you're cleared of all charges."
Who says you can't be a little forgiving every now and then?
head out with our new guide.
>>567716
"I'm sorry; what you said was that all griffons make a habit of eating ponies, so they must eat ponies too. Offensive on two separate accounts."

567718

>>567717
"No? You must have heard me wrong. Gryphons like meat. Everyone knows that."

567719

>>567716
"Ahem."

>>567715
"We will need you to accompany us, of course. Cooperate and we guarantee your safety."

567720

>>567718
"So therefore they like pony meat too?"

567721

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>>567716
The armored Gryphon responds first.
"Marshall."

The Gryphon with the rifle chimes in.
"Pere. My friends, pony friends pronounce it like the fruit."

567722

>>567720
I shrug.
"How should I know? I'm not a gryphon."

>>567721
"Right right yeah yeah you guys sit tight."
Off I go.

567723

>>567721
Head over to the prisoners, carrying Marshall."
>>567722
"…It's still really offensive."

567724

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You're all stopped at the entrance the purple line as you hear plenty of scurrying and the sounds of weapons being unsheathed and guns prepped.

"Listen, we know these guys, we can talk to them, whatta ya say?" Asks Pere.

567725

>>567723
"I'm sorry?"

>>567724
"Go for it. Just remember how badly we messed you guys up before you think about trying anything funny."

567726

>>567724
"Tell them, and if you give them any kind of code remember how short a leash you're on."

567727

>>567724
"We are capable of destroying them, I believe. What do you intend to say?"

567728

>>567724
shrug and roll my shoulders.
"Go ahead. Might be fun getting out of whatever little trap you think can stop us."

567729

>>567725
>>567726
>>567728
"Look, if you're all waiting for us, I'd rather live. And if these guys are Cannibals, I'd rather run to you."

>>567727
"Just the truth, nothing more. If there are cannibals here, I'll run to you. I don't want to get eaten by coworkers."

He steps forward and you can feel the added tension along with the heat.

"Okay guys, the government guys are here and already at the door, as you can probably tell by me having my arms up. Now, let's all go quietly because there are also cannibals here. They found a leg, and."

BANG.

567730

>>567729
I sigh and peak into the room.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

567731

>>567729
Down he goes, right in the middle of the cave.

"PERE! You're supposed to be the good guys, help him!"

>>567730
There's laughter coming from the Diamond Dogs down here. About 5 of them. Two heavily armored, the rest with bayonet equipped firearms.

567732

>>567730
>>567731
I peak outside as well-
And then get immediately startled by the sudden mass of Diamond Dogs, all arms to the teeth and (from what they did to the pony we sent in) very aggressive.

I let out a startled squawk, fall out of cover and quickly catch myself, then draw my pistols and let loose a volley of lead upon the new foes.
Barrage!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

567733

>>567729
>>567731
"He tried to help you, and this is how he's repaid?"

Feel quite angry.
Draw both swords and charge in for a sentried Blast.

567734

>>567731
I ignore Knox making chicken noises and open fire on the dogs.
Split shot.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

567735

>>567733
Sentried Blast works, but roll a d10 to see if you hit the others.

567736

>>567731
Set Marshall down and crack my neck.
"It's your lucky day. You get to witness the rare event of a Buffalo Air Drop."
Back up a ways, paw at the ground and snort… and then charge off the edge, aiming at one of the diamond dogs.
"INCOMING!!!"
Slam '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

567737

>>567735
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

567738

"You're all fools if you think we're going down without a fight!"

>>567732
Getting up to shoot was a bad idea, as you take a number of shots to your person.

>>567734
Nice, two of the shooting dogs are forced back into cover.

>>567737
You rush over and mercilessly start attacking the shotgunner.

>>567736
You can feel that you crushed lots of things under your mass. You have the Dog pinned, you can feel her weakly try to squirm her way out.

Hopscotch Helpless/4
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/6
Charlene 8/4

DD Soldier 20 hits
DD Armorer 10 hits
DD Pistoliers 3/7
DD Rifler 3/7
DD Shotgunner Helpless/5

567739

>>567738
ow
that was a very very poor decision

I try to crawl my way back to cover and get up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

567740

>>567738
Repeating fire on the soldier.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

567741

>>567738
Activate Flagellate and keep stomping on the Shotgunner! '1d10+1'
"You think you can get away with this? You think we'd just forget about you? Well, the Reaper's come knocking, and it's time to pay your dues!"

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

567742

567743

>>567738
Tear into the shotgunner! Fervour! Stance for absolutely no rest!

'2d10'

Roll #1 2, 3 = 5

567744

>>567739
Yes it was, but you're back on your paws and talons. Clearly not the worst choice you could have made.

>>567740
He isn't as armored as the other guard, relying on his brute strength, but you can see you left a bruise and lots more internal damage.

>>567742
You can hear her scream as she struggles just to resist your mass and your muscles.

>>567743
Blood starts flowing all over the cavern walls.

The Pistolier, left unattended, prepares a small can and tosses it into the fray.

Hopscotch 6/4
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/6
Charlene 8/4

DD Soldier 15 hits
DD Armorer 9 hits
DD Pistoliers 3/7
DD Rifler 3/7
DD Shotgunner Helpless/1

#Everyone, roll a 2d10 to evade.

567745

>>567744
I try to throw it back!
'1d10' to throw
'2d10' to dodge

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 10, 4 = 14

567746

>>567744
One last hit to finish her off. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

567747

>>567746
The shotgunner, that is.

567748

>>567744
I keep hitting the soldier.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

567749

>>567744
Can I finish off the shotgunner first? '2d10'

'2d10'

Roll #1 8, 10 = 18 / Roll #2 4, 9 = 13

567750

>>567746
Just in case I have to. '2d10'

Roll #1 7, 9 = 16

567751

>>567745
Good work, and just in time as the Diamond Dogs took the brunt of the smoke.

>>567747
>>567748
>>567749
You all kept firing and inhaled the smoke. You'll take have to make two rolls to get back up.

Hopscotch Helpless/4
Gunhilda Helpless/6
Knox 6/6
Charlene Helpless/4

DD Soldier 15 hits
DD Armorer 9 hits
DD Pistoliers 3/7
DD Rifler 3/7
DD Shotgunner Helpless/1

567752

>>567751
Okay, now
Barrage once more, with feeling! This time I'm not even panicked!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

567753

>>567751
I cough and try to get up.
[1d10]

Roll #1 10 = 10

567754

>>567751
Fine. Getting up. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

567755

>>567751
I overestimated myself, but Can Stand.

Roll #1 7 = 7

567756

>>567752
You come from a lineage of expert craftsgryphons, and it shows with how you're able to spot your prey, even behind dense smoke.

>>567753
Something inside of you is stirring, because you get up in a flash.

>>567754
>>567755
Good effort, but the smoke is still burning in your lungs. One more succesful roll and you're up.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda Helpless/6
Takes a wound on a 1
Knox 6/4
Charlene Helpless/4
Takes a wound on a 1

DD Soldier 10 hits
DD Armorer 4 hits
DD Pistoliers Helpless/5
DD Rifler Helpless/5
DD Shotgunner OUT

567757

>>567756
I blow away the smoke with my wings and shoot the Soldier with a knockout shot.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

567758

>>567756
"Now you're gonna get it…" Get up. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

567759

>>567756
Gryphon heritage isn't just for show!
I spy with my eagle eye…

I fire off a shot at the DD Armorer. Repeating Shot!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

567760

>>567757
The bolt bounces off the Dog, who stares at you for a moment.

Then he falls to his knees.

No Counterattack damage when attacking the Soldier.

>>567758
Negative, you feel something straining inside of you.

>>567759
*Applause from the 4th Dimension*
Good show, but you forgot your bonus from your weapon.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda Helpless/6
Takes a wound on a 1
Knox 6/4
Charlene Helpless/4
Takes a wound on a 2

DD Soldier 10 hits No Counter
DD Armorer 1 hit
DD Pistoliers Helpless/5
DD Rifler Helpless/5
DD Shotgunner OUT

567761

>>567760
Buffalo stonk! fight through it and get up! '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

567762

>>567760
Oh, that applies for Repeating Shot as well?
Neat!

I fire off another Repeating Shot at the DD Soldier!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

567763

>>567756
Did that work? Try again

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

567764

>>567760
Time to take out the armorer.
marksman shot.
[1d10]

Roll #1 6 = 6

567765

>>567761
Not stonk enough!

>>567762
+1 Weapon, my good catbird. Applies to all attacks with it.

>>567763
Now you're ready to stand back up. Get back in the fight!

>>567764
You make it look so effortless as you quickly aim and let loose a bolt that brings down the Dog.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/4
Charlene Helpless/4
Takes a wound on a 3

DD Soldier 6 hits
DD Armorer Out
DD Pistoliers 7/5
DD Rifler 7/5

567766

>>567765
Up, up, up! '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

567767

>>567765
Excellent then.
I fire off a Repeating Shot at the last remaining Diamond Dog soldier! Bring him down!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

567768

>>567766
Stonker!

>>567767
He looks on as you unload your pistols on him, like a righteous hail.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/4
Charlene Helpless/3
Takes a wound on a 4

DD Soldier Out
DD Pistoliers 7/5
DD Rifler 7/5

567769

>>567768
D… Damnit… I won't stay down… I WON'T STAY DOWN! '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

567770

>>567765
Draw and shatter the soldier. Let's see under his armour.

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

567771

>>567768
"Not even a challenge! You all should be ashamed! I've been in shooting galleries more lively than this!"
Feeling a bit of bravado from my recent string of successes, I get start taking more risk.
I get out from my cover and hop up on top of it, pistols ready, and fire off a shot at whoever is stupid enough to be out of cover at the moment. Repeating Shot!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

567772

>>567768
I attack the Pistolier.
Repeating fire.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

567773

>>567769
Slowly but surely, the Buffalo Belle rises.

>>567770
There wasn't much to the Soldier. He was a brute, and even on the ground, you can see his muscles underneath his fur. His friends don't take kindly to it and shoot you.

>>567771
RF has a recharge of one.
Your bravado is answered with a pistol round to your shoulder.
"You thought we'd give up so easily?! No Diamond Dog would yield to you!"

>>567772
The Rifler responds with a bevy of shots to your person.

"Stupid pony, I'm going to cook you over the magma!"

Hopscotch 3/6
Gunhilda 4/6
Knox 5/4
Charlene 8/3

DD Pistoliers 7/5
DD Rifler 7/5

567774

>>567773
"You… fucking… RRAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!!"
Activate Flagellate and show these dogs the extent of my Wrath! '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

567775

>>567773
Ah, right, sorry. Didn't notice that.
I squawk in pain and fright and immediately hunker back down behind cover.
That was a terrible idea…

I poke back out and survey the situation. I try to plink off a shot at the first head I see.
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

567776

>>567773
"Cannibal freak!"
Knockout shot!
[1d10=3]

567777

>>567776
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

567778

>>567774
The Pistolier manages to roll out of the way, but fails to make the shot.

Since you were already at full hits, the effect is Negated. Flagellate is on Cooldown now.

>>567775
Charlene does good work in pushing out the Dog and you get a few blasts off as he's pushed out of cover.

>>567776
>>567777
"You'll go good with #$%^!"
He falls to the floor, grabbing his face.

Hopscotch 3/6
Gunhilda 4/6
Knox 5/4
Charlene 8/3

DD Pistoliers 2/5
DD Rifler Helpless 7/5

567779

>>567773
"So you were the ones? Absolutely distasteful."

Fervour. Into the belly, twice.
'2d10'

Roll #1 4, 1 = 5

567780

>>567778
Well,
One last shot to the Pistolier should be enough to finish him off, I'd say.
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

567781

>>567778
"FACE ME LIKE A WARRIOR, YOU COWARD!"
Slam the Pistoleers! '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

567782

>>567781
>>567780
You can hear the Pistolier's bones break under all the stress.

>>567779
"No, I won't die to an overfed bird!"
The Rifler takes his rifle and shoots himself.

567783

>>567782
Ooh!
QUICK BIRDTHINKING
I try to shoot and disable the Rifler's trigger hand so he can't shoot himself.
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

567784

>>567783
There goes his paw.

Which is followed by screams.

567785

>>567782
"Gunhilda, finish this bastard off while I check on Pele!"
Go check the griffon; Healing Bonds on Pele, myself, and Knox! '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

567786

>>567784
His screams, or someone else's?

567787

>>567785
"Pere" is barely breathing.

>>567786
His screams. It goes well with all the blood and visible organs.

567788

>>567787
I walk over to him and quickly Heal him up, then promptly tie him up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

567789

>>567787
"KNOX! You're a healer too, right? Come-"
>>567788
-Oh. Thank you, but… I don't think the ropes are necessary."

567790

>>567788
>>567789
For reference, I healed the DD who's nearly dead.

>>567789
"Allow me to finish with this one, and then I'll help Pere."

567791

>>567787
Now that Pere is safe, go check on Marshall and the other diamond dog!

567792

>>567790
>>567787
Nevermind, try Healing Bonds on Pere! '1d10'
"Come on, featherbrain, don't die on me…"

Roll #1 9 = 9

567793

You've managed to come a far way in this volcano, but there is still more left. For the moment, you all catch your breath before moving anywhere else.

#Pause

567794

>>567792
>>567790
Any noncaptive dogs?
Hold their arms tight and look into their eyes if any.

567795

>>567794
You've managed to take most of them alive, some in better conditions than others.

567796

>>567795
Are Pere and Marshall okay?

567797

>>567796
Both are in good health. Or at least as much as you can be inside a volcano.

567798

>>567795
In full view of the others, tear into the stomachs of those dead. Then cut off the front paws from the corpses.

567799

>>567798
"That seems like it's supposed to mean something. What's the purpose of doing that?"

567800

>>567799
"This is for their cannibalism, and denying them honour from dying in battle. To cut off their paws or what they hold their weapons with is to show they did not face death themselves with courage."

567801

>>567800
Think about this for a moment, then nod.
"Fitting. Though with those who face Stoneheads…"
Gesture towards the Shotgunner's broken body.
"There's usually not enough left to bother with such symbolism."

567802

>>567801
"It's more to sink the message in to the rest than anything."

567803

>>567802
"I don't know…"
Pick her up and shake her, demonstrating how pretty much every bone in her body is broken.
"…Busting them into jelly does a pretty good job sinking the message in all on it's own.
But then, you don't fight the way I do. I just find it… interesting. I've never met anyone quite like you."

567804

>>567803
"'Live a good life so you may die a good death. None live forever, but one's deeds live on. One who is virtuous does not die in death, but becomes immortal.'"

"Do you understand what I'm saying? It's a few things I live by. My master taught me much."

567805

>>567804
"…One's deeds live on… Maybe we aren't so different after all. I fight to purge the tainted, the ones who harm others without cause. I don't seek death, but neither do I fear it. As long as I take some of them with me… leave the world a safer place for everypony else. Safer for those who come after I am gone…
Am I close? Or am I completely missing the point?"

567806

>>567805
"Quite close. Though what one regards as 'tainted' varies. Therefore not only must one fight evil, one must fight to make sure the meaning of evil will always be clear, or they will twist it."

567807

>>567806
"Heh. I like you. We should work together more often."

567808

>>567807
"Rather, one must always conduct the self well, too. And certainly, I hope to continue working alongside you."

573058

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"Look, the only people we took prisoner are in there." Pere speaks up. "But we caught them sneaking around and just tied them up, look at them, they still have all their legs."

He points to a room with a Pegasus and Earth pony, both tied up and shooting angry looks at you all.

573059

>>573058
What did I miss?
I free the prisoners.

573060

>>573058
Go over to the prisoners.

"What were you two doing here? Please answer."

573061

>>573058
Collect Pere and his friend.
"Look, the two of you cooperated, so I'm willing to offer you a deal. I can't get your sentences as pirates revoked, but I can get them softened."

573062

>>573059
>>573060
I haven't run since the last battle.

"I'm Cer," says the Pegasus male.

"And my name is Saphire Tea." Responds the Earthie Mare. "I do hope you're here to save us from these dreadful criminals."

>>573061
They begin to panic.

"Hey, we were just hired muscle. Keeping an eye over the island and moving goods, that's all we did. We'll take anything that isn't the plank."

"Yeah, some of my friends are working off their sentences. I don't mind doing that. It means we get to live another day and still enjoy most of it."

573063

>>573062
"That's exactly what I had in mind. You get assigned to me, I make sure you don't get up to anything bad again, and you work off your debt to society. That sound all right to you?"

573064

>>573063
Marshall and Pere nod enthusiastically.

"You did shoot at us, but you stopped when we surrendered. Our so called friends just tried to fry us, so I'm taking that deal." Marshall says for the both of them.

573065

>>573064
"Glad to hear it. Like I said, I know firsthand that you cooperated, so I'll make sure you get treated fairly. You'll still be doing the dirty jobs and getting worked hard, but you won't suffer the same fate as those who must go under Obe."
Turn to the prisoners.
"Cer, Sapphire Tea, I am Charlene. We are pirate hunters sent to clear these caves of pirates. Are you all right?"

573066

>>573062
"So you were on the island first, and these pirates came?"

573067

>>573062
I nod and free them.
"We are. What were you two doing down here?"

573068

>>573065
"Our clothes got ruined, but not much else." Cer responds. "But if we could get back to our boat, it'll be well enough." He stands up and starts dusting himself off.

>>573066
>>573067
"We had heard about some treasure out here in the islands. Curiosity got the best of us, and now we are inside this volcano." Saphire adds in a disgruntled manner.

573069

>>573068
"Very well. In that case, we must be moving on. We must make sure the rest of these caves are clear."
Pick up Pere and Marshall and put them on my back.
"Let's get going."

573070

>>573068
"Certain that's all?"

Look intimidating. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

573071

>>573069
I've numbered the available routes here:
>>573058

Which would you like to investigate?

>>573070
You manage to kick up some dirt. As intimidating as you can be, it's hard for them to feel it when they're trying to clear their eyes.

"After the Pirate attacks, every one in town is looking for some money to rebuild. We reached out farther than most and then we just got caught here."

573072

>>573071
Investigate route #2 first.

573073

573074

>>573071
From the bottom left red X, dig west.

573075

>>573071
"I see. Well, good luck."
They're free already, right?

Probably should go with Charlene to 2.

573076

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>>573074
>>573073
>>573072
>>573070
You all find yourself back in the area where you found the legs. There's still some uninvestigated area near the entrance.

573077

>>573076
Route 5.
"Either of you got any insights about what we'll find here?"

573078

>>573076
Off into the unknown.

I keep an eye open for traps.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

573079

>>573076
From the midpoint of my current tunnel, dig south.

573080

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>>573077
>>573079
Another meetup. What were the odds of that? Down the newly exposed hall, you can hear some noises coming from the walls, but this volcano is good about concealing most things.

>>573078
You sense a strange airflow. After striking at the wall, you reveal a hidden room that the Diamond Dogs had kept for themselves. Inside is a good deal of money they made from their smuggling operation.

And a few bloody utensils.

573081

>>573080
Head down Route 6.

573082

>>573080
From this room, dig southeast.

573083

>>573080
I scowl and keep exploring.

573084

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>>573081
>>573082
Klava digs into another hallway, but Charlene's hoof steps are audible through the wall. A little digging and you're back together in a much darker hallway.

>>573083
It's much more suffocating here. Instead of air, it feels like you're flapping in liquid.

573085

>>573084
Keep along this hallway.
"What is that smell?"

573086

>>573084
Better get ready to draw, since we're in the dark.

573087

>>573084
I hold my breath and keep going.
[1d10]

Roll #1 7 = 7

573088

>>573084
Head along the parallel hallway then dig south into Charlene's hallway.

573089

>>573085
Most of it is the thickening dust.

Make a roll.

>>573086
The darkness seems to respond, it's almost audible, as if waiting for them to be drawn.

>>573087
You've managed to block out the smell too, but there's something in it that's familiar. Roll Survival.

>>573088
You're all together now as you break through the wall, but make a spot check.

573090

>>573089
I can tough it out. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

573091

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573092

>>573089
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

573093

>>573090
You can. You seem to have lost all sense of smell.

>>573092
These Diamond Dogs have been doing a terrible job maintaining these walls. You should be insulted to be associated with them by being part of the same species.

573094

>>573093
…Guess I don't really use it. Keep moving down the tunnel.

573095

>>573091
Keep going. There might be an ambush at the end…

573096

>>573089
[1d10]

Roll #1 6 = 6

573097

>>573093
Head down with the rest of the group. But Stealth up.

573098

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>>573094
>>573095
>>573096
Near the lava pit. There's another leg. This one, however, has numerous bites.

>>573097
You hide away from the group, but the shadows here aren't like the others. In fact, they kind of tingle.

573099

>>573098
I scowl and ready my crossbow before looking into the next room.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

573100

>>573098
"I've got a bad feeling about this…"
Head on up through the other side of the lava pit.

573101

>>573099
There's something or someone burrowing on the roof and floor.

>>573100
There's a torch in the room above and a flickering shadow.

573102

>>573101
I try to hit them both with a Split shot.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

573103

>>573098
"Cooking using lava? Maybe dogs."

573104

>>573101
"Hello? Show yourself!"
Head into the shadow and look for enemies. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

573105

>>573101
Prepare to draw. Wait for them to come.

573106

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>>573102
Some kind of black limb reaches out to you! As it approaches, it starts falling apart but it still manages to get on you!

>>573103
>>573104
"So, more looters! I'll hoist your heads at the entrance! No one will take our treasure!"

Another Dog appears, but this one is dressed in rags. He's got some labored breathing.

Boss Dog 10/8
"Tentacle" 1 12 Hits
"Tentacle" 2 12 Hits

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Charlene 8/6
Klava 6/6

Klava can make a spot check on the Dog.

573107

>>573106
I slash at the tentacle with my hatchet.

573108

>>573106
"Sounds like some nasty treasure you have. Sure you're alright?"

Turn my attention to the tentacle first.
Shatter and sever it. Sentried.

573109

>>573107
[1d10]

Roll #1 9 = 9

573110

>>573106
"Come at me, Dog!"
Smash the Boss Dog down!
Slam '1d10+3' dc-1 crit on 8+

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

573111

>>573106
Fff-
Barrage!
I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BUT BARRAGE
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

573112

>>573107
>>573109
Unlike the one you encountered in Magarac, this one starts flaking apart immediately. It's bugs!

>>573108
"It's the most valuable treasure to our kind. Someone like you who has the sky could never understand!"

>>573110
One of the tentacles tries to strike you as you approach its boss and you send bits and pieces of it flying everywhere. Make a spot check.

>>573111
One of the tentacles starts thrashing around. You focus more on evading than shooting.

Boss Dog 10/8
"Tentacle" 1 7 Hits
"Tentacle" 2 Gone.

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Charlene 8/6
Klava 6/6
Knox 5/6

573113

>>573112
I shoot the first Tentacle with a Repeating Shot!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

573114

>>573112
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

573115

>>573112
I'm still stealthed right?

Sleep Serum a tentacle. '1d10+3' Autocrits dc-1

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

573116

>>573112
Attack Tentacle 2!

'2d10'

Roll #1 10, 5 = 15

573117

>>573112
I hit the Boss Dog with a knockout repeating shot.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

573118

>>573113
Your pistols pack a punch, shortening the tentacle considerably.

>>573114
You manage to roll out of the way, right before a Diamond Dog paw rises from right where you were. The rest of the Dog starts pulling itself out, it's brain clearly visible.

"We will have our treasure. Not even death will stop us!"

>>573115
You're covered in bugs! Get them off of you!

>>573116
Your slashes prove too much for the insects. They get sent flying into the lava, never to trouble you again. However, something else is aiming to trouble you. Make a visual roll.

>>573117
Nice, you waited for the tentacles to get out of the way and had a clear enough shot!

Boss Dog Helpless 8/8
"Tentacle" 1 GONE
"Undead" Dog 4/3

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 6/6
Charlene 8/6
Klava 3/6 INFESTED
Knox 5/6

573119

>>573118
Activate Flagellate and throw the diamond dog into the lava! '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

573120

>>573118
I keep shooting him with regular bolts.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

573121

>>573118
>>573119
undead dog, that is.

573122

>>573118
Attack the Boss Dog while he's down with another Repeating Shot!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

573123

>>573118
"Undead?"

Fervor!
'2d10'
Attack that dead dog twice!

Roll #1 4, 4 = 8

573124

>>573119
The Undead Dog manages to get a few punches in, making it impossible to even grab him.

>>573120
>>573122
You fill a Diamond Dog with bolts, just not the Boss. Except this one doesn't seem to complain too much.

>>573123
Before you can reach over to help Charlene, a paw grabs you and throws you down. Lookout!

Boss Dog Helpless 8/8
Brainless Dig Dog 7 Hits
"Undead" Dog 4/3

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 1/6
Charlene 8/6
Klava 3/6 INFESTED
Knox 5/6

"I will reclaim our Heritage, starting with this island!"

573125

>>573124
Gah! Slam the undead dog into pieces! '1d10+3'

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

573126

>>573124
Keep trying to finish the brainless dog!
'2d10'

Roll #1 10, 9 = 19

573127

>>573124
Get them off? '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

573128

>>573124
I shoot the brainless Dig Dog and "undead" dog with a repeating split shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

573129

>>573124
DAMMIT!
Shoot the Boss Dog! He's the one doing all this stuff and it's not going to stop unless he is!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

573130

>>573129
>Repeating Shot

573131

>>573125
What locomotion it was capable of has suddenly dropped as you hear its bones break into dust under your mass.

>>573126
You carve the mindless creature into dust. It won't trouble any of you again.

>>573127
You really are a smooth operator. Most people would rush around when covered in insect. You just brush them off as the minor threat they are.

>>573128
You need to have your weapon checked. Those split shots mess up a lot. Fortunately, the only one you have to worry about is the Boss.

>>573129
Without his bodyguards, he does nothing but fly back in pain.

Except the insects are gathering around his arm, growing it to preposterous size. Everyone, roll 2d10 to evade!

Boss Dog CAUTION
Brainless Dig Dog Dust
"Undead" Dog Redeaded

Hopscotch 6/6
Gunhilda 1/6
Charlene 8/6
Klava 3/6 INFESTED
Knox 5/6

573132

>>573131
Rolling out of the way! '2d10'

Roll #1 3, 6 = 9

573133

>>573131
[2d10]

Roll #1 1, 9 = 10

573134

>>573131
"What?"
'2d10'

Roll #1 8, 2 = 10

573135

>>573131
Oh dear.
'2d10'

Roll #1 7, 5 = 12

573136

>>573131
Smash the Undead? '1d10+1'

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

573137

>>573132
You do take the hit, but your hide handles it well enough.

>>573133
GET THEM OFF YOU! YOU CAN FEEL THE TINY BITES MULTIPLYING!

>>573134
You dodge the arm well enough, but some of the insects that make up the grotesque limb come off and start feeding on your flesh!

>>573135
You're too fast for it, but you can feel some sensation coming from your hind legs.

The Boss Dog continues growling as the insects embrace his whole form.

"You will witness our resolve. And you will die!" It yells as the form now towers over you all.

>>573136
Your shovel breaks a good chunk of the bug arm, but it's too big! They're swarming you!

Boss Dog Monstrosity 50 Hits

Hopscotch Helpless/5 Roll to remove them, -2 to the roll
Gunhilda 1/6 Infested Roll a d10 to remove them
Charlene 3/6
Klava 1/6 Infested Roll a d10 to remove them
Knox 4/6

573138

>>573137
Get them off! Fly and spin about!
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

573139

>>573137
Healing Bonds on Gunhilda, Hopscotch, and Klava! '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

573140

>>573137
I silently freak out and start rolling around while kicking my legs and flapping my wings.
[1d10-2]

Roll #1 8 - 2 = 6

573141

>>573137
AAAAAAAAAAA
BARRAGE! FILL THAT DOG WITH LEAD!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

573142

>>573138
No good! They're targetting specific parts of you! You're spasming on the ground! Roll a 3d10 to get up and get them off!

>>573139
You just managed to duck under it's punch. Use your skills faster next time!

>>573140
The panicking is good! You manage to crush them all and wind up back on your feet. Now get back into the fight!

Boss Dog Monstrosity 50 Hits

Hopscotch 6/5
Gunhilda Helpless/5 INFESTED
Charlene 2/6
Klava 1/6 Infested Roll a d10 to remove them
Knox 4/6

The Creature starts roaring, filling the cavern with it's almost physical voice now!

573143

>>573142
Slam the Monstrosity while I wait to try again! '1d10+3'

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

573144

>>573142
I hit the Boss Dog with a Marksman shot.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

573145

>>573137
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

573146

>>573142
'3d10'
Don't Panic! I can still stand!

Roll #1 9, 4, 3 = 16

573147

>>573142
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

573148

>>573141
It's leg stretch out to kick you against the wall. You're dangerously close to the lava and sliding closer! Get up and get out of the way! Roll a 2d10!

>>573143
Nice. There's a Buffalo size hole in one of it's legs.

>>573144
"Rahh! I'll cook your eyes with this arrow!"

>>573145
>>573147
They're still on you, but you get the feeling there's something off about them. Roll a 2d10 to spot and remove.

>>573146
You manage to crush the bugs, but you're still on the ground. Roll a 2d10 to see something from your vantage point and to get up!

Boss Dog Monstrosity 30 Hits

Hopscotch 6/5
Gunhilda Helpless/5 INFESTED
Charlene 2/6
Klava Helpless/5 INFESTED
Knox Helpless/5

The creature leans backwards. Who knows what it will do next!?

573149

>>573148
'2d10'

Roll #1 4, 9 = 13

573150

>>573148
Healing Bonds on Klava, Knox, and Gunhilda! '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

573151

"Try it, monster!"
I hit him with a repeating knockout shot.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

573152

>>573148
AAAAA
'2d10'

Roll #1 5, 3 = 8

573153

>>573148
'2d10'

I Can stand!

Roll #1 7, 1 = 8

573154

It's rushing at all of you! Attack it before it pushes you into the lava!

>>573149
You're up, just in time to see it come rushing at all of you! Attack it, burrow, do something but don't just stand there!

>>573150
Just in time, but now you'd better attack!

>>573151
Lot's of pieces blow away as your bolt enters and exits him, you can see his original arm.

>>573152
Charlene got you up! Now fight!

>>573153
There's still a shadow in the room behind the Boss Dog, but try to knock him away now because he's trying to push everyone into the lava and Charlene helped you up!

Boss Dog Monstrosity RUSH INSUFFICIENT DAMAGE DEALT

Hopscotch 6/5
Gunhilda 6/6
Charlene 2/6
Klava 6/6
Knox 6/6

573155

>>573154
Yeah, I think I'll just burrow down.

573156

>>573154
I try something new.
Repeating Silence shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

573157

"GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! COME ON THEN!" Slam it back! '1d10+3'

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

573158

>>573154
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Barrage again!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 3 + 3 = 6

573159

>>573154
Alright..
Quickly, shatter!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

573160

>>573155
You're under the Monstrosity now, so what will you do while he's ignoring you. #Stealth Acquired.

>>573156
His arm starts flailing around, and lots more of the bugs start falling off. A good chunk of his chest and neck are now visible.

>>573157
It's a stalemate at the moment, but it's better than burning. Push it back next turn!

>>573158
Lot's more of him come into view. Almost all of his left half is visible. The insects unable or unwilling to return to their previous spot for some reason.

>>573159
He's still got a good monster arm and he bats you away from him. You're not going to take that, are you?

Boss Dog Monstrosity RUSH GOOD DAMAGE DEALT

Hopscotch 6/5
Gunhilda 4/6
Charlene 2/6
Klava 6/6 STEALTH
Knox 6/6

573161

>>573160
Of course not. Return the blow! shatter again!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

573162

>>573160
GAH! If Flagellate isn't up, it is now!
Butt heads with it and keep pushing! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

573163

>>573162
Crap! Stoneguts! I can stay up! '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

573164

>>573160
I hit him with another repeating knockout shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

573165

>>573160
Repeating Shot! Continue trying to drive the insects away!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

573166

>>573160
Set up a Sabotage! '1d10+1' DC-1

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

573167

>>573161
Nevermind. Get ready to Retaliate.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

573168

>>573166
(Autocrits)

573169

>>573167
It's still pounding you with it's last good arm, but it only serves to get your blood boiling.

>>573162
>>573163
The insects begin biting you in your ears and nose, but you're able to withstand their onslaught.

>>573164
No good, the insects are peeling off and clouding the skies.

>>573165
The force from your guns seems to be dealing more damage to the insects, but it's killing them nonetheless.

>>573166
Your materials are placed. Just give the word on what goes boom, but you want to be careful. You are in a dormant volcano. Also, make another roll for secondary effects.

Boss Dog Monstrosity RUSH GOOD DAMAGE DEALT BUT STILL ATTACKING.

Hopscotch 4/5
Gunhilda 3/6 1 Hit Charged
Charlene 1/6
Klava 6/6 STEALTH
Knox 6/6

That Lava is getting awfully close for everyone who isn't Klava.

573170

>>573169
Slam it back!
Come on, you stupid thing, DIE! '1d10+3'

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

573171

>>573169
I take to the sky to try and avoid touching the lava, and pop off another Repeating Shot at the bastard!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

573172

>>573169
Put him to sleep!

Sleep Serum '1d10+3' DC-1 (Autocrits)

Trigger the sabotage! '1d10'

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8 / Roll #2 2 = 2

573173

>>573169
Try to shatter again!
'1d10+2'

And what's this about lava?

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

573174

>>573169
I try to hit him with a Marksman shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

573175

>>573170
>>573171
>>573172
>>573173
>>573174
The combination of attacks is too much for the old Dog. The insects leave him by the lava, his tattered clothing the only thing covering him.

He's growling, trying to crawl towards the lava.

The room to the North he was guarding is now open as well.

573176

>>573175
I walk up and put a bolt in the back of his skull.

573177

>>573175
Oh no he doesn't!
Swoop down and grab him by the arms, and drag him back.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

573178

>>573175
Head north. See what he was protecting.

573179

>>573176
>>573177
He won't be moving for a while.

>>573178
It's a pony, but it's in horrible condition! He's missing limbs and his only remaiing leg is starting to bleed!

573180

>>573179
"Hang in there! We're here to help!"
Healing Bonds on the pony! '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

573181

>>573177
"KNOX! We've got an injured pony here! He's still alive, but he's fading fast!"

573182

>>573179
>>573181
"Huh?!-"
I quickly fly over there.
Don't Die On Me!
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

573183

>>573182
>>573180
The volcano starts to rumble as you see a small piece of rope start tearing into the pony's last remaining leg. It's about to come off and you should get out of here!

What will you do?

573184

>>573183
"We're not leaving him to die here!"
Grab Pere, Marshall, and this pony, and run for the exit!
See if I can heal the pony along the way.
Healing Bonds '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

573185

>>573183
I cut the rope with my hatchet and fly for it!
[1d10]

Roll #1 5 = 5

573186

>>573183
Grr-
I-
Heal! Cut the rope and try to bandage him up as best I can!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

573187

>>573183
Everyone else cut the rope, right?
Clear a way to the exit!

573188

>>573183
Dig straight up, out of the caldera.

573189

>>573187
Some of the bugs tried to hold you guys back by forming walls, but you cut through them and let the walls pass.

>>573184
>>573185
You manage to cut off the rope and save his leg, but the rope continued to tighten itself in your hooves. There was magic there.

>>573186
Even under all of this stress, you manage to take care of his wound. You'll have to turn him over to the doctor for the rest of his cuts and sutures.

>>573188
You run into something valuable on your way up. Roll to see how much of it you find.

The volcano becomes hotter as walls begin to break, leaving the hot material to start seeping in. As you continue towards the boat, you can see that the volcano seems to be leaking rather than blowing straight up.

573190

>>573189
'1d10' Big money no whammies?

Roll #1 8 = 8

573191

>>573189
I drop the rope and fly!

573192

>>573189
"It's a milder eruption. Leave it be."

573193

>>573189
Grab him and getougetouGETOOOUT!

573194

>>573189
"We need to go!" Grab the pony, Pere, and Marshall and charge for the exit, smashing through anything in my way! '1d10+3'

Roll #1 3 + 3 = 6

573195

>>573190
Diamonds. Lots of it. Lots and lots of Diamonds. And you're a big Dog with lots of pocket space. Just what are you going to do with them?

>>573191
>>573192
>>573193
>>573194
You're all nearing the boat. The lava doesn't seem to be racing after you, but even the crew isn't taking chances. Whatever was on the beach, they are either throwing up onto the boat or abandoning all together.

573196

>>573195
Gogogo!

573197

>>573195
Keep going!
Try not to fly in case of ash.

573198

>>573195
Goooooo!

573199

>>573195
Keep going!
"You all better hang on!"

573200

>>573195
Stuff em in! These are probably those suspiciously pre-cut diamonds that are always appearing in MLP.

Quickly refabricate my clothes into a bag to carry even more. Tinker '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

573201

>>573195
>>573200
And after that, bust out through the surface, naked, wielding a bag of diamonds. Awww yeah.

573202

>>573196
>>573197
>>573198
You're not the only ones hurrying. Captain Camarillo is barking orders despite being a pony. Shipperke and Whispy Foam are working on the sails, and even Iolite is lending a hoof.

>>573199
You don't need to tell them! The two gryphons have their claws in you and are holding on to the Ponies too.

>>573200
>>573201
Hurry up, they're going to set sail!

#COMBAT SCENARIO END

573203

>>573202
All aboard! Get the pony to the medical bay as soon as possible!

573204

>>573202
I help out as best I can.

573205

>>573203

One of the sailors who gets a look at him vomits. Running under the deck towards the Doctor, there's a moment of pause when he sees the Pony.

His mouth is tied shut. His two hind legs are gone, and so is his front left leg. Knox's bandages did a good job of stemming the blood flow, but the damage is still there. His eyes are vacant now, though he's still breathing.

573206

>>573202
Onto the ships!

573207

>>573205
Cut the rope binding his mouth shut.
"Hello? Can you hear me?"

573208

>>573204
"Help me hold him down. Nothing I can do won't hurt him too."

He starts gathering some of his chemicals and containers.

>>573206
Now that they are getting away from the island and the danger, common sense returns to the sailors. They avert their eyes from your naked body, though the shiny diamonds do lead to a few glances.

>>573207
His head turns towards you, but he seems to just stare at the space you occupy rather than acknowledge your presence.

573209

>>573205
"…oh? Sacrifice?"

Ensure everyone who should be on is on.

573210

>>573208
"What the hell happened to him?"
Am I still needed here, or should I go take care of Pere and Marshall?

573211

>>573208
I hold the pony down.

573212

>>573209
>>573210
Klava's on the deck, sans clothing. The others are tending to the sacrificial pony. Obe and some guards have surrounded the Gryphons and Ponies you brought aboard.

>>573211
Once Doctor Perche mixes some of the juices, he applies them to the cut. The pony comes to "life" by thrashing about, opening his mouth as if to scream, but nothing comes out.

573213

>>573208
To the room! Away!

573214

>>573212
…Bet Torm's enjoying the show.
Approach Obe and the guards and pull Pere and Marshall away.
"These two are with me. They surrendered peacefully and cooperated with taking care of the rest."

573215

>>573212
Go examine the sacrificial pony.

573216

>>573213
The crew looks away as you dart through.

C.C. is there waiting for you, but she moves out of the way as she sees you hauling that big bag.

"What'ya got there!?"

>>573214
Obe just sighs.
"After all this, I just don't care. Just tell me what I charge them under and I'll take your word for it."

>>573215
He's thrashing around, the Doctor and Hopscotch trying to hold him down as a purple fluid is put on his wound.

573217

>>573216
Is there anything I can do for the pony that was about to be sacrificed?

573218

>>573212
I keep holding him.
"Will he be okay?"

573219

>>573216
Dump all those diamonds into one of those barrels that we salvaged from before.

"Just reclaimed some diamonds."

Make my bag back into clothes. Tinker (take six)

573220

>>573216
…what do I want to charge them under?
I want to keep them under me, but intact.

573221

>>573217
Hold him down and check his other limbs. Being in the darkness surrounded by all that, it's surprising he's still alive at all. Roll 4d10.

>>573218
"No. All we can do is try to ease his pain. Whoever did this, as evil as it is, there's a sense of professionalism. This was planned."

573222

>>573216
Can he become lucid any time soon?

If it seems not, go look towards the volcano and see if anything comes this way.

573223

>>573221
…that doesn't sound good
'4d10'

Roll #1 2, 3, 1, 2 = 8

573224

>>573223
DON'T DIE ON MEEEE
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

573225

>>573219
Your clothes are still worse for wear after all of this. C.C. flies up to the barrel and looks into it, then at you.

"Reclaimed for who?" She asks as she cocks her head.

>>573220
He's asking what crimes did they commit. He still has to do some paperwork after all.

"Just, do I have to give them the treatment like the others." He makes a snipping motion on his ear.

>>573222
It doesn't seem likely, especially with all that happened to him. Looking back at the volcano, you'd almost believe it's a leper. The lava just comes and goes from numerous holes. Many of the trees are catching fire.

>>573223
>>573224
You can feel the wrongness coming from his stumps. You can see the numerous bug bites. Even after he lost his legs, they were still feeding on him.

573226

>>573225
I wince
Oh god…

Heal?
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

573227

>>573225
Ah, who cares. Clothes are clothes. I'm not super-attached to these.

"You know. The race. Diamond dogs. It's mineral wealth. It's not like a factional control thing, it's just… it feels right to have all these minerals back in dog paws."

573228

>>573225
Examine them both for a moment.
"…No. I think hard labor as my servants until their debt to society is paid will be enough."

573229

>>573225
It's this sort of volcano. Not all of them explode. Could be worse. Are the flaming trees flushing more out?

573230

>>573226
All you can do is help hold down what remains of the pony. You can finally hear something else coming from him as his spasms slow.

He's crying.

>>573227
She starts thinking about that.

"Is that why ponies keep us Breezies? There was a lot of us where I used to live."

>>573228
"They're all yours then. That pony you asked for has been prepped, but she's still weak. Take her if you want, I don't care. I'm going to get the staff some drinks after we escaped the island."

>>573229
Not really. Only one side of the volcano seems to be leaking. As the ship circles to get their proper direction, you can see that the other half of the island seems fine.

573231

>>573230
"Iunno. I don't really 'get' the slavery thing. It's a southern diamond dog tradition. Maybe it's just not in my blood."

573232

>>573230
All right then. Let's go get the mare.
As soon as we're out of earshot, I'll turn to Pere and Marshall.
"Don't make me regret sticking up for you."

573233

>>573230
Nonononono…
C'mon! DON'T DIE ON ME!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

573234

>>573230
What? Possibly from thei nfestations of.. whatever there was? Tunnels dug out?
We may want to investigate later. Go see Captain.

573235

>>573231
"Can you tell me more about them? That tradition, from the southern Dogs. Maybe I'll find out why they kept us."

>>573232
"We saw what you did to those Pirates. There were some on the deck. We'll do anything you ask not to end up that way."

When you get to the lower deck, you find Aqua, the former sea pony, sporting the pirate look. Her skin seems to be regrowing on her back half, but there is plenty exposed. On top of that, they're trembling under the weight of the collar they have her in.

>>573233
He starts breathing rapidly in between his tears. There's very little you can do now except just try to keep him from hurting himself and stopping the bleeding.

>>573234
He's returned to his cabin. Now that they are away from the island, they're all starting to relax.

#PAUSE

573236

>>573235
"Alright, Aqua, get moving! And you better not fall down along the way, or you'll regret it!"

575180

Sheets: http://derpy.me/Hunters

The staff is starting to relax after having escaped the volcanic island. A few have even started to celebrate with some liquor.

Captain Camarillo has a dour expression, though. He's watching through his spyglass as some of the other people who worked for the smuggling operation are heading towards their boats.

575181

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>>575180
As a visual guide, this is how the island is looking. One side is dealing with most of the lava while the other is mostly unscathed.

575182

>>573236
Aqua takes two steps before her legs give way, leaving her on the ground.

575183

>>575180
I scowl at the island.

575184

>>575182
Move over her and put my hoof on the back of her neck and press down.
"What did I just say?!"

575185

>>575180
Well, at least Doc says I'm feeling better. Glad to see the girls again; I see Citrine is still wearing my scarf. That's sweet. Desmayo must have helped mix the medicine, since she's standing near the doctor… Viatka? She's sticking pretty close to Citrine for some reason…

575186

>>575183
It doesn't reply except to burst a few more magma veins and let the lava flow.

"Doesn't seem that you'd be willing to go back there?" The Captain asks. "If I were you, I'd want to keep my wings non-crispy too."

>>575184
She just stares ahead without looking up.

"Not, to not fall down…"

575187

>>575180
I wipe the sweat from my feathery forehead.
"Fighting as a volcano was about to erupt… That's almost like the plot to a book I r-"
I suddenly break out in loud, hacking coughs.
"I MEAN- That certainly is something."

575188

>>575186
"No, I'm more upset about the cannibal diamond dogs."

575189

>>575186
"Then what are you doing on the ground?" I growl as I stick my face right in hers.

575190

>>575188
"You're going to have to let me know about what happened in there, but now I'm more worried about asking you to go back."

>>575185
"You had us worried there. All of us didn't expect you to get sick like this. You need a hoof up?"

Viatka smiles as she puts her hoof over your heart.

>>575187
"I don't suppose you might want to go back. I have a bad feeling about those heading out, but I don't want to risk losing you if it blows its top."

>>575189
"I, I'm sorry." She says as she looks away with a scowl and starts trying to get up. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

575191

>>575190
"What?! Are you cra-"
Again with the hacking. Whew the ash is thick in the air! I squawk out a response.
"OF COURSE I WOULD. I- I mean, nothing scares me after all!"

575192

>>575191
He hands you a hoofkerchief and places another over his snout.

"That's good to hear. If there were cannibals there, I want you to make sure we round up those boats and check the island for stragglers."

>>575189
She only manages to get her body up halfway before collapsing again.

575193

>>575190
Put my hoof over hers and smile.
"You were worried about me? I was afraid you'd be mad at me for getting you all sick too."
Can I get out of bed alright? With her help, of course. '1d10'
"So Citrine, I take it you like the scarf?" I ask teasingly.

Roll #1 3 = 3

575194

>>575192
"I can do that!'
Right.
I- I can go fly into the literally erupting volcano…
1d10' TO LOOK BRAVE

575195

>>575192
"What is with you?" Take her legs and move them around a little; can I tell what's wrong with them? '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

575196

>>575194
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

575197

>>575190
"What reason to we have to go back?"

575198

>>575193
Watch your step! You almost fell all the way into the floor. Citrine comes over to pick you up.

"Hey, you're one of the few nice guys we've met, even if we include the fact that you beat us up when we first met. Besides, we still have to think about our "situation," so of course we'd be worried."

>>575195
You can see that the muscles and bone aren't fully attached. Moving them around, you can feel that the muscle gives way far too easily.

>>575196
>>575194
What a brave Gryphon. Statues everywhere envy that expression.

"Good, this makes my life a bit easier too. Make sure to get what ammunition you need."

>>575197
"If what you say is true, some of them are trying to make a get away. We can't have cannibals on the loose so close to Caballo Island. I don't want to risk the ship getting caught in a volcano blast or ash cloud, but you flyers can get to them easily, or at least better than we could."

575199

>>575198
"I understand. I'll go."

575200

>>575198
Right right.
I go double up my powder bag and grab more matches, and then take off for the volcano!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

575201

>>575198
"That was just business; as mercenaries yourselves, I'm sure you understand."
Look around at the three of them, then pull them all into a big group hug.
"Which reminds me… there's something I need to discuss with you three."

575202

>>575198
I sigh and shake my head at her.
"What kind of fucked-up shit did you get into, kid? You're muscles and bones aren't properly attached; you're practically a rag doll right now."
How are the griffons reacting to this?

575203

>>575199
>>575200
"Take some of these. Iolite's special cake, super spicy. If you feel yourselves feeling knocked down, it'll get you and your heart beating again."

Spicy Rations Get up from helplessness automatically, but you lose your sense of taste for the day.

The wind is harder thanks to the volcano throwing everything in disarray. Roll a 3d10 to get to the trio of escaping ships.



>>575201

575204

>>575203
'3d10'

Roll #1 5, 5, 5 = 15

575205

>>575201
"What's up, Mr. Boss?" Desmayo asks happily. The others are also smiling or giggling from helping you up.


>>575202
"It must have been the Donkeylamia lady. They told me to regroup." She's trying to look at you in the eye this time, but she's still a little hazy.

Marshall has a look of disgust in his face and Pere is looking away.

575206

>>575180
Let's see, time to regroup with CC.

"How are you holding up, CC?"

575207

>>575205
Sigh and pick her up, carrying her to my room.
"Why in the world would you let that thing get near you in the first place?"

575208

>>575203
[3d10]

Roll #1 5, 5, 1 = 11

575209

>>575205
"I'll put it simply; if you had the chance to be mercenaries again, free of the brands and the restraints, would you take it?"

575210

>>575204
It's a slightly off kilter flight as the winds keep thrusting you down, but you make it to the trio of boats that have begun to leave the island.

>>575208
You manage to follow along with Knox, but a last second wind gust knocks you into the water! Hurry up and get out before the dogs shoot you!

Knox 4/6
Hopscoth Helpless/5

Boat Dog 5/6
Boat Hound 4/5
Boat Pooch 5/5
Boat Mongrel 5/6

575211

>>575210
OH GOD THEY'RE ON THE OFFENSIVE
AAAAAAAAAAAAA
Barrage!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

575212

>>575206
"Great! But I have an observation I want to pass by you. I saw lots of Ponies and non-ponies passing by under the door. Do they have Breezies too?"

>>575207
"They offered good money and a bonus. I couldn't pass that up since I just got taken aboard."

>>575209
They look around, at you and each other.

"Is, this a trick question or something?"
"You still sick, do you want to lie down?"
"Maybe a glass of water?"

575213

>>575210
I try to get back into the air.

575216

>>575213
[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

575217

>>575212
"No tricks, and yes I'm feeling well. I'm being completely serious.
See, I don't really feel like settling down yet once I've finished this job. There's still too much of the world I want to see, too much adventure to be had.
I've come to trust you… all of you… over the time we've been together. I'd like to have you by my side for the journey."

575218

>>575212
"I think Breezies are pretty rare. I don't see them around often. What do you mean 'too', anyway? I don't 'have' you. You're a guest."

575219

>>575212
"And your personal health wasn't enough to justify turning it down?"
Shake my head and sigh as I reach my room and lay her down.
"Be still; I'm going to see if I can do anything to help."
Healing Bonds: mend these muscles torn from their folds. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

575220

>>575216
You're having difficulty keeping your head above water, but you see one of the other boats splitting off.

>>575211
The Dogs dive into cover as your bullets start sending bits and pieces everywhere. However, you can also hear their weapons being loaded.

Knox 4/6
Hopscoth Helpless/5
Takes a wound on a 2

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 3/6
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 3/5
Boat Mongrel 3/6

575221

>>575220
I shoot at the rower with a repeating knockout shot.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 3 + 3 = 6

575222

>>575220
Circle around them! If I fly fast enough they can't get a bead on me!
I fire off a Repeating Shot at the Boat Dog in the Brown Boat!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

575223

>>575217
"I wouldn't mind, but I can't say I don't like not getting shot at." Citrine says.

"Plus, some of these things aren't really meant to be removed easily." Viatka points to the nail in her horn.

>>575218
She flies on to your shoulder.

"You're really nice for such a big person."

"Are you okay? I know you went to a place where there were more mean ponies and everyone was yelling."

>>575219
She starts taking huge gulps of air as the muscles begin to move back into place, but it's going to take a while for them to be fixed.

Once you stop, she starts yelling in pain.

575224

>>575223
"Oh, shut up and take it like a mare! I damn near lost my leg once, and didn't so much as peep as they sewed it back on!"
Show her the scar to prove it.

575225

>>575223
Look right at Viatka.
"There's a guy I know back in Equestria who could take that off."

575226

>>575221
It's hard to aim with the waves tossing you around. Fly out!

>>575222
They start yelling while aiming at you.

"Get down here and fight us! Don't stay in the air like a coward!"

Knox 3/6
Hopscoth Helpless/5
Takes a wound on a 3

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 2/6
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 3/5
Boat Mongrel 3/6

The Red boat starts positioning it's front side towards you.

575227

>>575226
I keep trying to fly out.
[1d10]

Roll #1 7 = 7

575228

>>575223
"I don't have to be big, if you want me to be small."

Gently run a finger through her little breezie mane.

"Anyway… there are mean ponies anywhere there are ponies. It's something I've grown used to."

575229

>>575226
"And give away my advantage? Not a chance!"
I take another potshot at the Boat Dog in the Brown Boat. Repeating Shot!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

575230

>>575224
She looks at you in fear and bites down on her own leg.

She didn't take that reference to losing a leg well, but it shut her up.

>>575225
"That's great, but they didn't do a half-assed job, you know. Plus, if we get caught, we die right there. I've gotten used to being alive."

>>575228
You can see a big grin of appreciation on her tiny body.

"Have you visited the rest of the world too? If you're going to do it again! I'll come with you! I can make anything you'd like me too!"

575231

>>575230
Take a load off and lay back on my bed.

"Do what, see the world? Nah, not the whole thing… but the more you see, the more it seems like only the landscape changes. I guess that's reason enough to travel if you like landscapes, though."

575232

>>575230
"Alright. If you girls really don't want to risk it… then I won't force the issue. Still, the offer remains open.
and I doubt they'd follow us to that new continent that's just been discovered."

575233

>>575227
Good, you're airborne. Provide some coverage for Knox!

>>575229
You knock him off his feet and he lands on some of the less soft materials on the boat. Roll to evade the Red boat's retaliation.

Knox 3/6
Hopscoth 6/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog Helpless/
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 3/5
Boat Mongrel 3/6

The black boat starts approaching the others.

575234

>>575233
I hit the two in the red boat with a repeating Split shot.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

575235

>>575233
'1d10' EVADE
I try and swerve and maneuver my way out of their aim and respond back with some attacks of my own!
Repeating Shot on the remaining Boat Hound in the Brown Boat!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 6 = 6 / Roll #2 2 + 3 = 5

575236

>>575230
Groan, then start stroking her mane gently.
"I know it hurts, but do you know what my father always told me? Pain is just your body's way of letting you know it's fixing the hurt. No matter how much suffering you're going through right now, it'll be worth it in the end."

575237

>>575231
"I only saw the island you found me on, but I want to see more. So that's my new goal!"

"Oh, you're leg is full of scratches! Here, I can take care of that at least. You stay where you are!"

She flies over to her little house and you can hear her get to work on brewing something up. All the little things she has in there start making their tiny little noises.

>>575232
"I'd like to, but…" Citrine starts talking, "we didn't stay alive this long without being good at seeing long-term. Part of me still doesn't like it, but I'd at least like to stick with you, you know. It hasn't been anywhere as bad as it could be."

>>575236
She stops her aching and yelling for a moment, but goes back to whimpering.

"He must have been a smart person, then. Where is he now?" Marshall adds in.

575238

>>575237
Close eyes and relax.

"I really should work on the second floor of that house…"

575239

>>575234
You catch them both off guard after firing some strange mechanism at Knox, it should keep them off your back for a moment.

>>575235
A massive net goes flying past, throwing off your usually impeccable aim.

Knox 2/6
Hopscoth 6/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/5
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch Helpless/4 In the Water
Boat Mongrel Helpless/5 In the Water

The Black boat arrives and adds it's arsenal
Boat Perro 4/5
Covered Critter 7/7

575240

>>575237
"Probably still training the tribe's warriors back home, then trying for more kids when he gets home each night. He is a smart bull, but he never knew how to be satisfied, always demanding more…"
Sigh and shake my head.
"Or maybe he's dead now. Been a long time since I've been home…"

575241

>>575237
Who said the first part?
"Well, there are nations where slavery is illegal. Before heading to the new continent, I intend to go to one of them. I'll get necklaces or something enchanted to cover your brands with illusionary cutie marks, get that nail taken out of your horn and replaced with a horn cover that can be taken on and off… And then any of you that wish to leave me and try to make your own fortune, will be free to go with my blessing, if they so wish."

575242

>>575239
Dangit!
I throw the net off and decide to do something a bit risky.

I fly in and try to grab the Boat Hound in the Brown Boat and lift him into the sky!
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

575243

>>575239
I hit the boat dog in the brown boat with a repeating Knockout shot.
[1d10+4]

Roll #1 9 + 4 = 13

575244

>>575238
She comes out carrying as much of a blue, sweet smelling concoction as she can.

"This might sting! Don't yell, okay!"

She starts putting some of the mix in the bug bites you suffered. It's actually pretty soothing as the tiny breezy tries to take care of you.

Roll to spot.

>>575240
"What about the rest of your family? I have a sister back home." Pere mentions.

"I grew up a single child, but I have a few Donks and Zeebs I consider cousins since we all grew up together."

>>575241
Citrine said the whole thing.
"I, don't mind staying with you." Desmayo finally speaks.

"Neither do I," Viakta says, "but there's no point in getting our hopes up now. We almost got blown up in Magarac, and I have to agree with Citrine, I'm getting used to this situation with you."

575245

>>575244
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

575246

>>575242
Too risky! You go off right into the water!

>>575243
It sends him flying off into the water. He's really struggling to stay afloat.

Knox Helpless/5
Hopscoth 6/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog Helpless5/5
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 5/4
Boat Mongrel 4/5

Black Boat
Boat Perro 4/5
Covered Critter 7/7

The Black Boat is preparing it's own surprise!

575247

>>575245
She was right when she said it would sting, but it's her it hurts more. Still, she doesn't stop or slow down as she makes sure to rub it into every bite.

575248

>>575244
"In that case… I'll be glad for the company. I'll still do my best to make those things happen, but… it means a lot to me that you're staying of your own free will."
Give them all a kiss.

575249

>>575247
"Hm? It's hurting you? Do you have cuts it's getting into?"

575250

>>575246
He can be picked up after the fight if he's still around.
I turn around and hit the covered critter with a repeating shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

575251

>>575248
Viatka's horn sparks a little.
Desmayo is giddy afterwards.
Citrine just turns red and looks away.

>>575249
"It stings you more, so don't worry. I used this on the other breezies after the pony would bring us back to our cage."

575252

>>575244
"Last time I counted, I had seven brothers. Donnie was all right, but the rest of them were muscleheads with skulls thicker than their horns."
Chuckle at that.
"Not like I turned out any differently than them in the end. Still, none of my sisters were quite as… aggressive as I was.
You an orphan, Marshall?"

575253

>>575251
"There were others? What happened?"

575254

>>575246
AAAAAA I HATE THE WATER
I quickly try to get out and onto a boat!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

575255

>>575251
"Well, I'm afraid there are some things I need to take care of, since I've been out of it for so long…"
Smirk and give them all a squeeze.
"But you all better be ready for tonight. Not seeing any of you for so long has left me rather… pent up~"
Off to Klava's cabin!

575256

>>575250
The other Perro rushes over to his aid as the ominous feeling goes away, but the Red Boat crew is opening fire with their own weapons. Roll to dodge with a +2 bonus.

>>575254
You only manage to splash around with all your limbs, making it hard for the dogs to aim. +1 bonus to get up next turn.

"Get it ready, you sick Dog!"
"I've seen other Mongrels with better aim. Shoot him!"

Knox Helpless/5
Takes a wound on a 2
Hopscoth 6/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/5
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 5/4
Boat Mongrel 4/5

Black Boat
Boat Perro 4/5
Covered Critter 6/7

575257

>>575256
[1d10+2]
Can I keep attacking?

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

575258

>>575256
Get uuuup!
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

575259

>>575252
"Now I am. Parent's passed away and I saw coming over here as my only real choice left. Didn't leave me much, not even the house was theirs."

"What about your mother?" Pere asks. "Have you heard from her?"

>>575253
"There was a lot of us in there. They'd take us out and try things on us! Some times they had us eat weird things, or drink strange stuff. Sometimes they pokes us with the sharp thing."

She stops putting her concoction on your wounds.

"None of us liked the sharp thing."

>>575255
Viatka just stares at you. Roll to hear the last comment.

575260

>>575257
Yes, roll an attack.

575261

>>575259
Eavesdropping~ '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

575262

>>575260
Time to repeating Split Shot the people in the red boat.

575263

>>575259
"This job… I don't think it's going to last much longer. After I'm done… I could go back and kill them. Your captors."

575264

>>575262
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

575265

>>575259
"If I did, I'd smite the messenger and drag them off to the Inquisition. She's been dead for fifteen years."
"How'd you grow up considering donkeys and zebras your cousins?"

575266

>>575258
Whatever inaccuracy you were causing was outclassed by the sheer amount of bullets they were shooting and a few manage to take of some fur and feathers.

>>575262
>>575264
Fortunately Hopscotch was able to take care of them before they managed to get in any shots into your body.

Knox Helpless/5
Takes a wound on a 3
Hopscoth 6/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/5
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 1/4
Boat Mongrel 1/5

Black Boat
Boat Perro 4/5
Covered Critter 6/7

The Dogs in the Brown boat set their sights on Knox!

575267

>>575266
I hit the Critter with a repeating Knockout shot.
[1d10+4]

Roll #1 6 + 4 = 10

575268

>>575266
AAAAAAAAA
C'mon, grab the stupid boat and pull myself out!
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

575269

>>575261
You hear tiny wing flaps come out from under the scarf.

"I'll make sure you guys have water available. Crawshay will get the cream ready."

>>575263
She looks at you with a smile, then gets back to work.

"I escaped at night. I was able to get away from one of the ponies hooves and flew out a window, but it was raining. I couldn't even tell you what kind of boat we were in. I just hope they meet someone as nice as you."

She rubs her head against an un-bitten area for a little before going back to her self-appointed duty.

>>575265
"Like I said back in the volcano, I consider them friends, but they were the only friends I had for the longest time. We helped each other out, and being the only flyer, they came to rely on me a lot and we got close."

575270

>>575269
"What happened to them?"

575271

>>575267
He falls off the boat and the other Perro is doing his best to pull him up.

>>575268
"Aim!"
"Fire!"
Roll a 2d10 to evade the shots!

Knox Helpless/4
Takes a wound on a 4
Hopscoth 6/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/5
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 1/4
Boat Mongrel 1/5

Black Boat
Boat Perro 4/5
Covered Critter Helpless3/7

575272

>>575269
"Medical research isn't common. And they can't be pirates: a lab doing research has to be doing it for someone. It's not impossible, and that's all that matters. Besides… exploring the world has to have some direction to it."

575273

>>575269
I'll have to remember to start making sure I have those ready beforehand…
Off to Klava's! I made sure to grab that shrink-potion I was saving, right?
>>575272
Knock on the door.
"Hello? Mind if I come in?"

575274

>>575271
Time to shoot the perro before he can pull up the critter.
Repeating shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

575275

>>575273
"Yeah, come on in."

Sit up.

575276

>>575271
AAAAAAAAA
'2d10'

Roll #1 10, 3 = 13

575277

>>575270
"They made really bad choices. Street gangs starting moving in and siphoning them off. I was the only constant in their funerals, and at about the same time my folks passed away, there were none left. Decided to just walk away before I had to be buried."

>>575272
>>575275
"Don't go anywhere, I'm not done yet!" C.C. yells out.

575278

>>575277
"Yeah, yeah, I can stay put."

575279

>>575271
Which boat are we on?

575280

>>575277
"Smart. Then again, how you got away wasn't exactly the smartest, was it?
How'd you end up with Pere here?"

575281

>>575275
>>575277
Open the door and come in.
"Hello, Klava. Doc says I'm healthy again! No more Scald for me!"

575282

>>575274
The waves cause you to miss and the others are still taking pot shots at you!

"Sir, pull yourself up!"

>>575276
You manage to swim away from all the shots. In fact, you feel a bit better after the exercise. +1 to get up next turn.

Gunhilda 6/6
Knox Helpless/4
Takes a wound on a 3
Hopscoth 5/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/5
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 1/4
Boat Mongrel 1/5

Black Boat
Boat Perro 4/5
Covered Critter 3/7 In water for 1 turn

>>575279
You're in the air, a big target for the Dogs in the brown Boat. Roll a 3d10 to avoid the net they're shooting at you!

575283

>>575282
GETUPGETUPGETUPGETUUUUP
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

575284

>>575282
'3d10'

Theen charge towards them.

Roll #1 7, 10, 10 = 27

575285

>>575278
"Well, you can move a little. I can fly and follow!"

>>575280
They both sigh and respond similarly.

"The money."

"We met just a little before the dogs offered us the job. We agreed to back up each other and managed to wrangle some extra pay out of them."

575286

>>575281
"Good. I'd have to kick you out, otherwise."

Gesture to CC, who is flitting about my legs.

>>575285
"Hey, Torm being here reminded me. Wouldn't this be way easier if I was smaller?"

575287

>>575282
I take aim at the critter with a marksman shot.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

575288

>>575285
"I see. Then again, you didn't stick up for each other against us just for the money, did you? I respect someone who can stick to their word when it would be easier to give in."

575289

>>575284
Such aerial precision.
Not a single motion wasted.
Even landing on the boat, with all your gear and mass, doesn't cause it to waver one bit.
Both dogs are surprised to see you so suddenly. +1 to your next attack.

>>575283
Nice, you're in the air again. Do what you can to keep the others off their game.

"How did we miss the flying casserole!?"

>>575287
"Boss, don't drown! I'll get them for you!"
The other Perro starts rummaging through the things on the boat with his leg while still reaching out.

Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/4
Hopscoth 5/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/5
Boat Hound 2/5

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 1/4
Boat Mongrel 1/5

Black Boat
Boat Perro 4/5
Covered Critter Helpless/6 In water for 3 turn

575290

>>575285
"I understand. Is- is that-"
>>575285
Lean down and get a closer look at CC.
"H-hello there. It's… nice to meet you… Oh wow."

575291

>>575289
Shatter the Boat Hound!

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

575292

>>575289
"Cass- what?! That doesn't even make sense!"
I fire off a Repeating Shot at the dog who said that.
'1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

575293

>>575289
I turn my attention back to the Perro and hit him with a repeating knockout shot.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

575294

>>575290
"Careful."

575295

>>575286
"I don't really know? I only put this on Breezies and they felt it pretty bad. Are you sure about it?"

>>575288
"We've seen some of these things go down and we saw you take care of the others pretty quick. We've got a pair of hawkeyes on each of us and it was clear you weren't just some unlucky sailors."

>>575290
She gets a bit closer to Klava, even after she's vouched for you by letting you in.

"Hel, hello!" She waves her hoof and then goes back to tending the bites, more eagerly this time.

575296

>>575295
"Iunno. You're the potion master, not me."

575297

>>575295
"Oh, right. Here, this should help."
Pull out the potion and get ready to take a swig.
>>575296
"When I shrink, keep an eye on me, okay? I don't want to end up as rat chow."

575298

>>575297
"I already watch out for your pipsqueak behind. You might want to move closer to the house, though: that few feet is about to turn into a few blocks of hiking."

575299

>>575295
Grin evilly as I decide to start pushing buttons and seeing what clicks.
"You two like each other, don't you?~"

575300

>>575297
Indicate the dollhouse. It's pretty fancy already: it even has indoor plumbing with real running water.

575301

>>575298
>>575295
>>575300
"Nice." Move closer to the dollhouse.
"Well… Bottoms up."
Take the potion and wait for the effects to kick in.

575302

>>575291
>>575292
They both only saw what looked like one blow.

Hound falls to his knees, blood coming from his mouth as he's unable to respond.

"Hey, what are you doing, Hound? Don't take a brea!!"

His shouting is silences by a multitude of shots from Knox.

>>575293
Trying to get the other weapon only causes him to be unable to properly defend himself. He finds himself in the ocean.


Gunhilda 6/6
Knox 6/4
Hopscoth 5/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 4/5
Boat Hound Helpless/3

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 1/4
Boat Mongrel 1/5

Black Boat
Boat Perro Helpless/5 In water for 1 turn
Covered Critter Helpless/6 In water for 2 turn

575303

>>575302
Time ti repeating Split shot the two dogs in the red boat.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

575304

>>575302
It's time

Draw my other sword. Fervor! Cut into Hound Dog!

Roll #1 2, 4 = 6

575305

>>575302
I fly down and try to tie up the Boat Hound in the Brown Boat!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

575306

>>575304
>>575305
Nevermind, Boat Dog.

575307

>>575299
"No, not like that. He's just like a little brother I never had." Marshall puts his talons up in protest.

"Exactly. Besides, we only just met!" Pere interjects with. "But, thinking on it, what would you want both of us to help you with. And why would you take that pony in too? She doesn't seem like she could do much for you, at least not like us."

>>575301
You've taken one of the potions that C.C. improved on. It actually tastes like candy!

After a few blinks and a bit of a bad feel in your stomach, the vertigo begins to set in as the cabinet the dollhouse was on looks like the largest cliff you ever saw.

If you turn towards Klava, roll a d10. Less than 5 means your jaw hits the floor.

C.C. flies towards you.

>>575300
"You're really great with your paws! I thought stuff like that was only for the ponies!"

575308

>>575307
"Nah, fingers are handy for fine details."

Get up and carefully walk over to Torm and bend down.

575309

>>575307
All right, turn to Klava… try to keep my cool. '1d10'
"So, I, uh… hope this helps you feel more comfortable around me. I don't like knowing other ponies are afraid of me for no reason."

Roll #1 2 = 2

575310

>>575303
I don't think you even bothered to aim. The ash, the wind, the waves, none of that mattered as both of the dogs found themselves unprepared for your skills.

>>575304
>>575306
While you expertly landed on the boat, the waves through off your slashes and the hound manages to get the upper paw.

>>575305
Good work, even with all the hassles of being near an active volcano, your talons make short work of the dog.

"You stupid flying meal, I'll get out of this and make you pay!"

Gunhilda 1/6
Knox 6/4
Hopscoth 5/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 4/5
Boat Hound Tied up

Red Boat
Boat Pooch Helpless/2
Boat Mongrel Helpless/3

Black Boat
Boat Perro 5/5
Covered Critter Helpless/6 In water for 1 turn

575311

>>575307
"I see…"
Look at them both for a long moment.
"It wasn't so much about what you two could help me with as it was about wanting justice to be served. Any other master would have seen you undergo the same treatment as the rest of them, regardless of your cooperation. That wouldn't have been just.
As for her…"
Give an exasperated sigh and shake my head.
"I should have just killed her when I found her on that beach. I don't know why I held back. Maybe Torm rubbed off on me, I don't know."

575312

>>575310
I go back to shooting the critter.
Repeating shot.
[1d10+2]

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

575313

>>575308
>>575309
"…

…h-h-hi…"

575314

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>>575309
>>575313
"I almost can't see you down there. You got pretty tiny."

575315

>>575310
Merely warmup. Now to actually hit the Boat Dog.

Roll #1 5, 8 = 13

575316

>>575310
"I'd like to see you try!"
While I'm down here…
I take a swipe at the other dog in the boat!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

575317

>>575308
>>575309
It's not hard to approach Torm as he can barely move.

>>575313
"HI!! NOW I'M THE BIGGER ONE!" C.C. can barely contain her excitement.

575318

>>575311
"Hey, we know we did wrong. It was just a job for us. When the gig was up, we both realized it was in our interests to just stop there."

"Look, if you want, I can help her out." Pere steps forward. "We can repay the favor by helping her. Honest, we owe you a lot, it's the least we can do."

575319

>>575314
>>575313
Gently pick up Torm with two fingers and hold him in my palm.

"You know, I'm proud of you. I assumed the reason you came down to my room was because you heard I came back to the ship not wearing anything."

575320

>>575317
"…Y-yes, you certainly are…" Shake my head and recompose myself.
"Forgive me, I forgot to introduce myself. I am Torm, sellsword spellsword. May I say what an honor it is to meet a Breezie; my parents told me a lot about your people.
…I don't actually remember most of it, but I remember it sounded nice!"
>>575319
Yelp and go still as she picks me up.
"T-thank you… wait, you did WHAT?! Why would you do something like that? Did you accidentally fall in some lava or something?"

575321

>>575312
Just as he's about to go into the boat, you send him back down beneath the waves. Even with all the mess going around, you can still hear him gurgling for air.

>>575315
He manages to get in a lucky kick just as you start cutting into him.

>>575316
The dog manages to jump away, mostly because of the pain, and step on your talons with his paw.

Gunhilda Helpless/5
Knox 5/4
Hopscoth 5/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 1/5
Boat Hound Tied up

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 5/2
Boat Mongrel 5/3

Black Boat
Boat Perro 5/5
Covered Critter Helpless/4 In water for 2 turn

575322

>>575320
"Pretty sure that I'm not lava-immune. I had to convert my clothes into a sack to save the mineral wealth. Here you go, little one."

Gently set him down on the cabinet in front of the house.

"Should I join you, CC?"

575323

>>575318
"Go ahead and help her," I say quietly, stepping aside to let him at her.
"That right there is why I took you in; you did bad things, but you both still have good hearts. I hope I can give you the chance to put them to good use."

575324

>>575321
FFFFFF
Swipe at him with my other talon! NIP AT HIM WITH MY BEAK!
I AM GRYPHON, HEAR ME ROAR
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

575325

>>575322
"Oh. …I don't see the big deal. Don't most ponies and dogs go around naked anyway?"

575326

>>575320
"REALLY, COULD YOU TRY TO REMEMBER!? I, mean, if you could. Sorry for yelling."

She lowers her head to apologize, but she's still above your own head.

>>575322
"Yeah! I could put the stuff better on you if you want!"

>>575323
"We recognize a good deal when it shows up." Pere picks up Aqua on his back.

"I'm not doing anything to risk this one." Marshall adds.

575327

>>575321
Leap back up.

Roll #1 4 = 4

575328

>>575321
I repeating Knockout shot the Perro.
[1d10+4]

Roll #1 5 + 4 = 9

575329

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>>575325
"I don't see the issue, either, but by your reputation I expected you to come running. I'm coming down, now."

>>575326
"Okay, pick me up so I can be up on the cabinet, too."

Drink the elixir.

575330

>>575326
"Um… okay!" Try to remember what my parents told me about Breezies. '1d10'
Also check her out while I'm at it. Not every day you meet a breezie… '1d10'
>>575329
"You made it clear early on that you weren't interested. I know how to take no for an answer."

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

575331

#Flyers, roll a 2d10.

#If you meet or beat a combined roll of 10, you can roll your regular attack.

>>575324
Don't forget the bonus for being a Gryphon.
You've got a good chunck of Diamond Dog secured in your beak and his screams in your ears.

>>575327
No go. He must have hit harder than you though.

>>575328
Nice, you're really managing to keep them on their toes.

"None of you are going to survive this!" The Dogs on the Red Boat yell.

Gunhilda Helpless/5
Damage on a 2
Knox 5/4
Hopscoth 5/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog Helpless/4
Boat Hound Tied up

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 5/2
Boat Mongrel 5/3

Black Boat
Boat Perro Helpless1/5
Covered Critter Helpless/4 In water for 1 turn

575332

>>575331
[2d10]

Roll #1 3, 4 = 7

575333

>>575331
'2d10'

Roll #1 2, 3 = 5

575334

>>575331
Well, it doesn't matter, since I can always stand up again.

'2d10' for that.

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 1, 4 = 5

575335

>>575329
It's much tastier this time. You still get the sense of vertigo when the world goes big.

>>575330
You recall lots of stories. About how they have a whole city in a tree, about helping horseshoe makers, about them being tricky. Thing is, there are so many stories that they really start looking like normal people if you combine them all.

As for her appearance to you, it's still hard to get over the fact that she's so big now.

575336

>>575335
"A paw up?"

575337

>>575332
>>575333
>>575334
The Dogs on the red boat managed to score flyereyes on each of you with their net guns! Get out of them before they get even!

Gunhilda Helpless/5
Damage on a 3
Knox Helpless/4
Hopscoth Helpless/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/4
Boat Hound Tied up

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 5/2
Boat Mongrel 5/3

Black Boat
Boat Perro 1/5
Covered Critter 7/4

575338

>>575335
I don't mind big girls… calm myself down and try to check her out again. '1d10'
"Well… you're actually a lot like ponies, when you put it all together. However, you seem to have tendency for a mischievous streak. Though that isn't absolute, since some help horseshoe makers… If I'm remembering correctly. Then there's something about you having a whole city inside a tree?"
>>575336
Try to lift her up with my Telekinesis. '1d10'

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

575339

>>575337
I really need to get up now.

Roll #1 9 = 9

575340

>>575337
Up!
[1d10]

Roll #1 3 = 3

575341

>>575337
GAH
Nets! One of my many only weaknesses!
I try to cut my way out!
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

575342

>>575337
Does the spicy food work here?

575343

She bends her knees until her stomach is on the ground.

>>575336
"Here, hop on. You remembered how to hold on, right?"

>>575330
"Jump on!"

>>575338
"A city in a tree! Do you remember where!? I've only ever lived in the box." She ends with a tinge of sadness.

You're still struck by her size, even your usual tendencies are having trouble adjusting.

After a little flying, all of you stand in front of the tiny house.

575344

>>575343
>>575338
"Thank you."

575345

>>575339
You manage to roll to your feet just as the dog was about to kick you.

>>575340
You'll have to do better than that if you don't want the net to drag you down to the bottom of the seas.

>>575340
The dog is to focused on Gunhilda to bother with you.

Gunhilda 6/5
Knox Helpless/4
Wound on a 2
Hopscoth Helpless/5
Wound on a 2

Brown Boat
Boat Dog 5/4
Boat Hound Tied up

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 5/2
Boat Mongrel 5/3

Black Boat
Boat Perro 1/5
Covered Critter 7/4

575346

>>575342
Yes, focusing on the burning lets your mind wander into a solution.

575347

>>575341
Forgot to link you here.
>>575345

575348

>>575345
GET UP
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

575349

>>575345
Right, back to that brown boat dog. Shatter into him!

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

575350

>>575344
"No problem."
>>575343
"…What." My tone is flat and deadpan. "I must have heard wrong; could you repeat that?"
Do I remember where? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

575351

>>575345
>>575346
I wolf down that food.

575352

>>575350
"CC was mistreated. Pony slavers."

575353

>>575352
"…WHAT." My expression doesn't change, but my hooves start shaking.

575354

>>575344
"Come on, let's give Torm a tour of your work!" Her legs seem to be running in place. She's really excited.

>>575350
"I don't know where we, or even I, really come from. But, I met you all. Everyone here has been really nice."

As for your memories, it's pretty clear. Unfortunately, it's just a poem.

"Open meadows, with clear blue skies,"
Hills all covered green and bloom,
I have been so many places, tiny and small,
There’s much that I have seen…"

575355

>>575353
"Is it so surprising? You are a pony slaver. And many of your pony slaver friends mistreat their slaves regardless of how you do. Come."

>>575354
"Yes. Let's go look at the kitchen."

575356

>>575348
You're back on your talons and legs, ready to tear into more dogs.

>>575349
Many bones now only exist as pieces, never to properly heal again.
Fervored Slash on him will automatically kill him. Just say the word.

>>575351
THE WORLD IS PAIN ALL YOU CAN SEE IS AN ETERNITY OF FIRE AND DARKNESS COMING

Gunhilda 6/5
Knox 6/4
Hopscoth 6/5

Brown Boat
Boat Dog Helpless/2
Boat Hound Tied up

Red Boat
Boat Pooch 5/2
Boat Mongrel 5/3

Black Boat
Boat Perro 1/5
Covered Critter 7/4

575357

>>575355
"Allow me!" C.C. says as she does you the favor to open the door. "You can get on the bed and I'll put this stuff on you to make the marks go away."

575358

>>575356
Finish it now.
A single fervored cut.

Roll #1 4 = 4

575359

>>575356
I-

>>575358
…Take the opportunity to tie up the dog!
A life of servitude is what a smuggler like him deserves. Death is too kind!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

575360

>>575356
I roar up out of the sea and repeating knockout the critter.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

575361

>>575354
"I… don't remember exactly where. All they gave me was a poem…
"Open meadows, with clear blue skies,"
Hills all covered green and bloom,
I have been so many places, tiny and small,
There’s much that