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PirateQuest: Chapter 2.7: Heads Will Roll Wf+6 306521

Light Heart
You've returned to Humble's house and chatted with Summer Seas.

You're surprised to see that everyone is non-nonchalantly referring to a grown, cutie-marked mare as "Spring Water" — the name they used for one of the little filly doctors from before.

Aside from Chip, Felfire, Summer Seas, Spring Water, and Mellow Marsh, Marrowbone, Fullmaster Abilio and Humble are here. Ruxiang and the Lieutenant are still out on the city.

Rosemary has followed you to the house.

Light Heart [Warlord] 306525

>>306521
I'm not even going to question it, these pirates are just weird.

I should probably talk to Abilio, he didn't seem very pleased with me earlier.

Felfire [Necromancer] 306526

Okay I'll stay here and take a look at the situation with my two skeletons.
No wait, better idea.
Let's approach Mello Marsh.
"Hey, how much do you know Sunnyskies?"

Wf+6 306528

>>306525
You approach the Fullmaster, and he looks up from his book. You try to get a look at it, but it appears to be written entirely in Tartarian.

"What is it?"

>>306526
He runs his hoof through his mane a moment. "About as much as anyone, I guess? He's a first mate. And jack of swords. And duty officer. The stallion keeps busy, basically."

Chip(DD knight) 306529

>>306521
Just chill and relax in humble's home while waiting for the others to recuperate in order to be in full fighting condition for the next assault.

Felfire [Necromancer] 306530

>>306528
"Too bad. I was hoping to learn something about his vendetta. Why does he want that pony dead and all."

Light Heart [Warlord] 306532

>>306528
"Mister Abilio, right? I'd like to apologize for my atrocious behavior from earlier. That was very rude on my part. I do hope you don't hold anything against me?"

Wf+6 306533

>>306530
He shrugs. "I know that. He doesn't keep it a secret. The title 'Lieutenant' isn't fabricated, y'know. He was an officer in the Equestrian Guard. Ordered artillery strike that resulted in some friendly fire. Dishonorably discharged. His commanding officer was promoted, as I recall. The then-Captain Mudwallow."

>>306532
He sighs and sets down his book.

"What are you apologizing for in specific? I want to know that you know what bothers me."

Chip(DD knight) 306536

>>306533
I turn to Mellow marsh.
"So… do you practice with the other crew on fighting? It appears my skill has gotten dull during my imprisonment."

Felfire [Necromancer] 306537

>>306533
"Eh, figures.
Thanks for the help."
Fly out and find Sunnyskies.
"Still plenty of guards?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 306538

>>306533
"Why, when we first met of course. You did not seem particularly thrilled with my presence and I reacted rather poorly to that."

Wf+6 306540

>>306536
He shrugs. "I'm more of a logistics officer. I'm not bad with a blade, but there's a reason Al-Jinn is the Jack of Swords and not me. Actually, I have no idea why he asked to be stationed on the Pillager's Fancy anyway."

>>306537
He circles back around and shakes his head. "Traffic is starting to die down and get more concentrated. They'll no doubt question that maid extensively. Did we say anything about our identities? Ah, it doesn't matter. Mudwallow knows we're here."

>>306538
He considers it briefly.

"No, I think that was fair play. You didn't have any business here, of course, but you have a right to be upset when told to leave. I was bothered by the fact that you so casually provided me with false information."

Felfire [Necromancer] 306544

>>306540
"What if instead of storming his office we do it.. Different? If I can get a pair of bones past him I can blow his face up without even stepping inside."

Light Heart [Warlord] 306546

>>306540
"A mere mechanism of self-defense. I didn't know who I was dealing with, so I simply lied about my social status. Mind you, it wasn't actually a complete lie, there was a time where I was indeed a noble… just not anymore."

Wf+6 306547

>>306544
"I doubt it's possible. Mudwallow has the tightest, most paranoid security. Nothing's getting into his office today, with pirates on the loose. I'll do some independent research as to if anything can be slipped in, though."

Chip(DD knight) 306548

>>306540
Aljin, I'll check him out but first…
"Logistic? What are you doing here, I mean you're the guy to over see item management and stuff.."
I then thought for a second.
".. Or are you overseeing Sunny skies?"

Wf+6 306553

>>306546
He raises a brow. "Now how should I know whether or not to take that as fact? The trust is already gone. This is why I prefer working with Tartarians. They don't lie. They hate everyone, mind you, but they're honest."

>>306548
"Something like that. I'm making sure things go smoothly. Also, I was picked because Abilio thought I wouldn't look out of place in orphan form. Spring Water wasn't the only one turned into a foal for the infiltration. Myself, Ruxiang, the Lieutenant, and Felfire all had to endure it, for a time."

Felfire [Necromancer] 306555

>>306547
"So much for that."
Does his office have a chimney or other exploitable entrances?
I seriously don't know what to do around here without everyone, not going to engage a boss if we are not ready.

Wf+6 306557

>>306555
You could go back and play with necromancy toys or chat with teachers, or explore the ships more.

And no, no chimney.

Light Heart [Warlord] 306559

>>306553
"Whether or not you believe it doesn't really matter, it's something from the past that has blown over already. Either way, it's unfortunate that you do not trust me. Perhaps the coming days will change that once I've proven my immeasurable worth."

Chip(DD knight) 306560

>>306553
"Ha, thats got to be an experience indeed I might tell. So how does being young again feels like eh?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 306562

>>306557
I thought that would waste waaaay too much time.
But sure, I'd love a chat with the guys on the ship. Can I warp there or should I go talk with Abilio?

Wf+6 306848

>>306559
"Then we shall yet see."

>>306562
You stride over, queen of interrupting conversations, and ask for a portal to the Pillager's Fancy. He rips one open leading straight to Terrebonne's room.

>>306560
He considers it. "Short. Small. All I could think about was the tactical vulnerability. We got changed back pretty quickly, though."

]lemon[ 306869

>>306848
>>306848
"Well, Spring was not changed immedietely, hmm?" I sip a cup of water.

"Is there anyone scouting the cannons or its gate as we speak?"

Chip(dd knight) 306872

>>306869
OOC: already groggy.

Wf+6 306877

>>306872
>>306869
Sorry about that. I promise to start right on time at 12 CST tomorrow.

He nods. "She separated herself from the group. I think the Fullmaster may have taken it a bit personally. As for the scouting, Ruxiang is on that. When the gate is opened, we'll have a relatively short amount of time to seize the walls, so we need whatever intelligence we can get."

Sylt [Omniseer] 306878

>>306848
I really want to learn that trick.
"Hey Terre! You'd not believe the things I've learnt from an old necromancer at the ebongrave!"
Zoom past her and go see the doc, wearing a wide grin.

Chip(dd knight) 306887

>>306877
"Uhhrmm. I agree with that, it will be best if we wait for him."

With that I walk around a few minutes before landing next to Spring again.
"So… how is the town? Pretty big eh?" I smile slyly.

Wf+6 306892

>>306878
You knock on the Doctor's clinic and find it empty again. Has he disappeared to the same place as before?

>>306887
She scrunches. "Apparently not big enough."

Sylt [Omniseer] 306903

>>306892
Right, the other boat. Check there.

Wf+6 306906

>>306903
You once again knock on the Commodore's door and he pokes his head out and looks expectantly at you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 306910

>>306906
"Is doc in here?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 306913

>>306848
FUCKING AUTO-UPDATER
"So… who is in charge of your group anyhow?"

Chip(dd knight) 306917

>>306892
"Not big enough? Perhaps it is better you stay small, makes things bigger like Mellow Marsh said." I then put a paw and pinch her ear.

Wf+6 306922

>>306910
Let me clarify, Doc Peg poked his head out.

"Doc is in."

>>306913
"The kingpin of the fleet is the Commodore, Tallow. He rarely bothers himself with day to day frivolities. That's why I am here instead."

>>306917
She pulls away.

"Not like that! I meant the city wasn't big enough to stay away. I've had enough of being mistaken for a filly. I plan on staying this way."

Felfire [Necromancer] 306925

>>306922
"Can you talk or not?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 306926

>>306922
"Interesting. You know, if I intend on sticking around, wouldn't it be better I meet with him?"

Wf+6 306933

>>306925
"Not talk." He mimes drinking and points at the Pillager's Fancy.

>>306925
Abilio thinks about it. "Few new hires do right away, but perhaps you can be an exception. I need something delivered, anyway. Take this."

He levitates a letter to you. It's sealed.

Chip(dd knight) 306934

>>306922
"Oh, you tell me. To be honest you look way cuter when you are in that form. Makes you much easier to carry and lead around." I chuckle while playfully poking her sides.

Wf+6 306945

>>306934
She looks visibly distressed, but doesn't do anything about it.

"Why do you insist on taunting me? Does it make you feel big, to try to make me small?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 306946

Felfire [Necromancer] 306947

>>306933
"I meant, do you have the time or not? Otherwise I'll just come back."
Then, if he says it's okay, go back and find his magic alcohol or whatever it was.
>>306946
He just linked wrong.

Light Heart [Warlord] 306950

>>306933
>>306947
You're right
Take the letter and bag it
"And where is this Commodore exactly?"

Wf+6 306954

>>306946
I replied to that at >>306933
The link was fucked.

>>306947
"Time? I have time."

>>306950
He gestures at the portal through the flaming hellscape to the left of his casually sitting form.

"Through there. It will lead to our fleet. Cross gangplanks twice onto the ship of the line that is black as night, even in the day. The aftercastle houses the Commodore's cabin."

Light Heart [Warlord] 306956

>>306954
"…"
I look back at Rosemary
"Why don't you go first, miss Rosemary?"
Motion at her to move through the portal.

Felfire [Necromancer] 306958

>>306954
Good. Find his magic bottle, bring it back to him and start talking.
"So, I communed with this guy, Hero, the leader of a grogar cult, and he told me that Grogar might have been a mortal! Just like us!
So I thought, what if I worked for lichdom? Terre told me you are a lifebinder, so you have already half of it down!"

Chip(dd knight) 306960

>>306945
Uuuhh… now I feel like the child bully in here.

"…kinda?" I scratch my head. "But you are kinda small, well small for us dogs but you will be smaller as a filly."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 306961

>>306521
So how much time do I have now until the thing?

Wf+6 306980

>>306961
Still two hours. "Talking is a free action".

>>306956
She shakes and sort of sobs at the edge of the portal. Finally, she gallops through to the other side and collapses.

>>306958
Glug glug.

He nods. "It's true. I've devoted considerable amount of time to the study and worship of Grogar. Regardless of whether or not he was born mortal, Grogar's contributions to necromancy, and seeming immortality, make him a worthy subject for praise."

>>306960
She puts on a bit of a sour look. "Well why do you want me to be small?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 306987

>>306980
Okay start to fly around a bit in glee.
"This is just… PERFECT!"
squee a bit, too.
"It's all I ever dreamt of! Can you teach me?"

Chip(dd knight) 306988

>>306980
I laugh
"I am just teasing you. You and Summer looks like sisters when next to each other and that face you make."

Light Heart [Warlord] 306989

>>306980
"Well, here we go…"
Go in as well and stand next to her collapsed form, poking her
"Come on, get up. Seems to be like we are safe… sort of."

Wf+6 306998

>>306987
He considers it. "Of the many things I can teach you, that is probably the most difficult. I do not believe you are prepared. Because of the nature of the process, it can cause severe damage to your soul and body if you fail. Perhaps in just a few days you could be ready, if you studied hard, though."

>>306989
She's still shaking, but she gets up. She theatrically drapes her form across your back.

>>306988
She sighs in sort of semi-relief. "Well, as long as that's all it is."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307009

>>306998
Shake her off
"This is not the time for comedy, miss Rosemary. Now get back on your hooves and show me that you are worthy of being my partner."
Right, let's get moving! To the exit of this horrible place!

Felfire [Necromancer] 307011

>>306998
"Immortality never comes easy! Tell me what to do and I will!"

Wf+6 307020

>>307011
He puts a hoof to his chin.

"I'll have to show you my Leech Chamber… and the Still. You should see the Tapestry if you haven't yet, though you may have… Maybe the Star Map, for good measure. Oh, and ask Narrow Moonbeam if you are ready. He's always insightful."

Chip(dd knight) 307021

>>306998
I then put my face near hers.
"Or is it?"
"Dun dun dun DUUNNN!!"

With that I scoot over to Albiolo, alblio, ableo(that guy).
"I need to go around the city for the moment, staying static here is making my mind wander in different places."

I then lean in and whisper while tickling his side.
"Why did you turn her to an adult? She has plans to escape I told juu.."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307024

>>307020
"Wait, Narrow who? I don't think I've met anypony with that name."

Wf+6 307042

>>307009
You approach the Darklantern quickly, having experience with your sealegs. Outside the aftercastle, you see a unicorn chatting with the pegasus, Felfire.

>>307021
He physically lifts you up and sets you a few feet away with his telekinesis. "She will not leave without her daughter. And I don't mind if she escapes, as long as Summer remains behind. It's purely leverage. If Summer fails her test, I'm going to renig on my side of the bargain too, and change her mother back, as punishment."

>>307024
"Narrow Moonbeam. One of Terrebonne's brains. He's a laugh, or so I'm told. Abilio can't stand him."



Rili & Emrille

You're at the absolutely most crowded bar in the city, crunched between two hulking Buffalo, sitting next to some other weirdo you've never met, when an earth pony squeezes in between the two of you to the bar.

"Hey ladies. Ever had to share a lack of personal space with a sea pony before?"

He's surprisingly dashing and handsome for the wave of pure salt smell that emanate from him.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307048

>>307042
"Urgh… I'm always afraid I'll break something, when I'm in that room. One wild magic surge while communing with one of the brains and I could blow everything up summoning a tartarian or something."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307049

>>307042
That's nice and all, but I need to find the Commodore's cabin. So find it. And knock on the door.

Wf+6 307052

>>307049
As you may have noted from the description of its location, it is directly behind the two chatting.

>>307048
Doc Peg brightens. "You haven't been taught to Seance? I can do that, at least. It's a very important spell for a Lifebinder."

Rili [Ranger] 307053

>>307042
"Well, there was this one time in college."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307054

>>307042
I smile at him.
"No, Thankfully. I guess we need to experience everything too at least once, even it if is terrible."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307061

>>307052
Then just walk around them. Or if they're in the way, ask them if they could please let me pass.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307062

>>307052
"Sea…nce? No, not really. Can you show me right now?"

Chip(DD knight) 307064

>>307042
>>307042
He's not ticklish.

Anyway, hearing that I head out to the city. Time to see that Nurse boy… Nursing heart and see where he is, just checking out.

'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 307074

>>307053
>>307054
He gives you a winning smile.

"Look, this place is crowded. You don't want to be between these giant buffalo just to get a drink. Why don't you come back to my place? Bartender, I'll take a cask of your finest."

He throws huge, solid gold coins on the table. They're as big as hubcaps, and pure gold! Not diluted or coated like bits. These things are incredibly valuable.

"Did I mention I'm rich? I'm rich."

>>307062
He nods. "Let's get out of her way. Come back to my clinic." He indicates Light Heart before taking you back to the forecastle of the Pillager's Fancy.

"The Seance is a spell of practicality. It's not useful in a cult to have to have everyone establish a separate link to Grogar, so Lifebinders created this improved spell to let one person create a link that many can participate in — even non-casters. As a perk, it can never cause the sort of catastrophe that you describe with a severe failure, because it works by opening a passage to the Immortal Plane, not by rearranging links on it."

>>307061
You knock on the door. You hear an incredibly intimidating voice from within. This thing is scary. You'd say about '1d10' levels of scary. It speaks through the door:

"Who else comes to speak with the Commodore? What business do you have here?"

>>307064
You are certain you've tracked him to the tavern you stayed in, but he's inside somewhere, and it's swarming with naval ponies. You don't think it would be wise to show your face there, given the property damage you were involved in.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307075

>>307074
"Oh, you're rich!"
I grin even wider.
"Why didn't you say so first?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307076

>>307074
"I'm listening…
Eh, Dolly would love to know I can do that!"
Chuckle a bit and keep listening.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307078

>>307074
Scary? Please, I've trained myself to always stay calm and serene.
"My name is Light Heart. I have a letter from mister Abilio to hoof you. May I enter?"

Rili [Ranger] 307079

>>307074
"Rich you say?"
"What're we gonna do at your house, sir?"

Chip(DD knight) 307080

>>307074
Just stay on the outskirts and watch out if he will pass-by. If I can approach him safely, then I'll do. If I feel it is not safe anymore I'll leave.

Wf+6 307091

>>307075
"A lady wouldn't ask, and a gentleman wouldn't tell. Good thing neither of those are around here."

>>307079
"Drink this cask." He indicates a huge cask of liquor that the bartender has placed on the counter. "Just the three of us, in one go. I have a bed, in case things get hazy."

>>307076
"As I said, it works entirely differently than a Commune. Functionally different. Only adept necromancers can attempt it, but I think you're ready for this."

>>307080
Roll for luck.

>>307078
"Very well. You may enter." You hear the lock click.

When you enter the room, you think the earlier description of "Dark as night, even at day" doesn't do this room justice. The whole room, like the outside is ebony, mahogany, black maple, and plated with lead. Even though there are candles everywhere, it seems pitch dark.

At the far end, you see a horned figure. "Approach. I'll want that letter."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307094

>>307091
"Okay. So… How?"
Pull one of my skeletons along.
"Here, should I try on him?"

Chip(DD knight) 307095

>>307091
>inb4 a 1
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 307096

>>307091
Classy.
Motion Rosemary to stay at the door and walk up to him to hoof him the letter.
"A pleasure to meet you, Commodore Tallow."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307097

>>307091
I giggle.
"Hmm, a fine cask of booze… I'm okay with that… I don't suppose you'd mind to share some of those riches too?"
Lean closer.
"You know, that much pure gold has a veeeery good effect on me."

Rili [Ranger] 307099

>>307091
"That sounds like fun."
"Hey girly, we should take this guy up on his offer."
Drink the delicious alcohol.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307101

>>307099
"Of course we should!"

Rili [Ranger] 307106

>>307101
*Wink*
"Rich and naive, easy money."

Wf+6 307118

>>307094
He shrugs. "I was going to contact Grogar for you, but if you want to learn by doing, that works as well. Here, just let me feel for your Bethany Point."

He runs a hoof across your side and finally settles at a spot near the base of your wing.

>>307096
He doesn't reply, but takes the letter, tears it open, and begins reading. The Commodore is physically imposing: he's a huge specimen of the Minotaur species, and even while reclining he is considerably larger than you. You understand why his cabin has double doors.

He gets to the end of the letter and gives the tiniest hint of a smirk. "So you're here to join my crew? Proven yourself in battle I see. Anything you think you should tell me about yourself?"

>>307097
He whispers back. "I find it does on most women."

>>307099
>>307101
He's surprisingly deft, and hefts the cask over his shoulder, and slings an arm around Rili.

"Let's go! The house awaits!"

He parades you all the way to Humble's house. When you arrive, it's not exactly the bachelor pad you were expecting. For one, it's a middle class hole-in-the-wall, though a cozy one. The inside is flooded with serious-looking ponies of all kinds.

A unicorn in the back, wearing a tricorne, hoofs his face. "Face, you did not bring more girls to our headquarters. Tell me that these are highly trained mercenaries that you have hired."

Face stares right back at him and says with a perfect poker face: "These are the best mercenaries Stonebriar has to offer."

He gives you a look when Abilio is shaking his head. "You can pull of 'mercenary' long enough to hang around, right?"

>>307095
Your stealth is bears. You know no fear. With the agility of Ruxiang and the stealth of Spring Water, you find yourself back on the second floor of the tavern so stealthily that even you aren't sure how you got there. Looks like there aren't many naval ponies up here.

307122

>>307118
"Mh… That's nice…"
Okay. Focus on the undead.
Seance.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 307125

>>307118
Is he there? I checked in and peek inside the room.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307127

>>307118
"I'm looking for something to pass the time with, yes. And something that gets me some coin, as I find myself dangerously low on it. I can assure you I'm a quite capable pony."

Wf+6 307135

>>307122
You attempt the connection entirely the wrong way, but you feel a surge of magic through the contact point where Doc Peg is touching you. It feels like riding a bike with someone standing over you, holding your hands to the bars, to help you steer. Before you know it, it's over. Hm. Nothing SEEMS different.

Doc Peg addresses the skeleton. "Who are you?"

An ethereal voice echos audibly — not subvocally — around you. "I am Breeze Lily, assistant to the captain of the Stonebriar weather team."

>>307125
You look in and find him chained to the bedpost. He's gagged, and sort of whimpers helplessly at you.

>>307127
"Anything else? Something I should know about your abilities in high stress situations?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307138

>>307118
"Wait, you're offering actual work?"
I let out a chuckle.
"Jackpot!"
I slightly fly up to point at my ammo belts and shake my rear slightly to showcase the rifle.
"You need stuff to be shot and money for me, and I can see this being the beggining of a beautiful friendship!"

Rili [Ranger] 307140

>>307118
>>307138
"I'm with her."

Chip(DD knight) 307141

>>307135
"What the? I whispered…

Enter the room quietly, approach him and remove the gag.
"What happened?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 307142

>>307135
I blink and smile
"My my… impressive, you must be a doctor. While I don't fare well when stressed, I'm quite adept at avoiding said situations."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307143

>>307135
Squee in glee once more and hug the skeleton.
And then the Doc, too.
"Oh I love you I love you I love you!
This is the best thing ever!"

Wf+6 307153

>>307142
He shakes his head. "I'm not a doctor, but I trust my fleet members. It's what has kept me and the ponies under my command alive, and made us the single most infamous crew in the Manesian."

He waves the letter. "This is a formal report. With a name like yours — Something wrong with your heart, then? Out with it."

>>307143
He fares awkwardly with the hug, but you can tell he's trying. You feel bumps where his wings are hidden under the illusion magic.

>>307141
He writhes helplessly in his chains. "They put all the blame on me for wrecking these rooms. They chained me up, and gagged me. They said their Colonel wants to interrogate me."

>>307138
>>307140
The Fullmaster smiles. "I'm a bit relieved and surprised at your initiative, Face. Here I thought you had gone out to some bar and attempted to lure more girls back to my headquarters to get drunk and bed. Once again, you prove your worth as crew diplomat."

Face leans over to the still-nearby Rili. "We can still get drunk and bed if you want to, you know. Just we should probably do convincing work first."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307158

>>307153
Whisper back in a sultry voice.
"Give me some of that gold you have now, and I will see what I can give you later~"

Wf+6 307163

>>307158
He grins and rolls his eyes. "Yeah, yeah, I know the old 'I will gladly pay you Tuesday' trick. Hell, I've used it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307164

GOD DAMMIT
Okay now I SHOULD be here.

So I'm still at Humble's house, right?

Light Heart [Warlord] 307166

>>307153
I scrunch, a little frustrated by being outsmarted like this
"I suffer from cardiac dysrhythmia, it's that simple. It's a disadvantage, sure, but I can deal with it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307171

>>307163
"Don't you trust me?"
Fake a pout.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307172

>>307153
Okay, let go of them both.
"So doc, any other life-changing spell you can teach me?"

Rili [Ranger] 307176

>>307153
"Okay, we can have our fun later."

Chip(DD knight) 307177

>>307153
"I think I know what kind of interrogation he has in mind." I smile as I free him from his bindings.

I look around, is it possible to escape with Nursing heart unnoticed?
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 307188

>>307166
"You will deal with it."

He pulls open a drawer on his desk, pulls out a vial, and throws it at you. Your reflexes save you, and you grab it.

"That's heart medication. Only enough for one use. Next time you collapse, try not to almost die. Instruct your nurse to give it to you when the need is dire, and it will get you back up in seconds."

Got Miracle Cure x1.

>>307177
Nurturing Heart. You think you could get him out stealthily if you went through the broken window.

>>307171
He gives you a bigger grin. "You have to earn that trust!"

>>307176
"It's a date. I always liked Gryphons."

>>307172
He considers it. "Not at your skill level. Study the things I have told you to study. In my clinic, the Leech Chamber and Mystic Still, notably."

Wf+6 307190

>>307164
You are. Your mother is also back in proper form.

There are two newcomers here, plus Face, while Felfire and Light Heart went to the ships via portal.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307193

>>307188
"As long as it pays…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307194

>>307190
"Who are you two?"
I gesture towards the newcomers.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307195

>>307188
Nod at him vigorously and trot off.
Go back to Humble's place.
"So, are we all ready to take on this fucker?"

Chip(DD knight) 307196

>>307188
I thought I escaped with that >9
Anyway go to the broken window and escape through the alleyway and as far as possible to that place.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307198

>>307188
I eye the vial for a moment, then bag it.
"Thank you. Although I am unsure how to feel about this kind of generosity. There's usually something tied to it."

Wf+6 307200

>>307195
You notice the notable addition of two gun-toting girlies, one of which is shaking her rear, adorned with ammo pouches, the other of which Face has a hoof around.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307201

>>307194
Land in front of her.
"Emrille Ace, sharpshooter and mercenary! And you are?"

Rili [Ranger] 307205

>>307194
"I am Rili, I shoot stuff and get paid for it."

Wf+6 307210

>>307196
You have to make an escape artist check if you want to unchain him. It's not as easy to remove as a gag.

>>307198
"Not willing to buy that a minotaur can sympathize with you, pegasus? I expect you to do your job, nothing more. I'm just evening the playing field."

Chip(DD knight) 307215

>>307210
'1d10' to unchain him
'r2 1d10' another try if the first one failed.

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

Felfire [Necromancer] 307217

>>307201
>>307205
Look at both, then at Face.
"You haven't had enough today yet?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 307218

>>307210
"Please mister Tallow, there is no need to address me so formally in that case. It is simply a rare sight to see such generosity in this day and age. Either way, I must thank you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307221

>>307217
"What's the matter? Not fond of making friends?"

Wf+6 307224

>>307215
You manage to work the lock open, but then carelessly bump it back closed. The fury of it all makes you want to punch something, so you do. The bed.

You hear voices approaching.

>>307217
"This is extra credit! Besides, the Griffon is way cuter than the one from the other tavern. I should've gone to the mercantile district bar first. Not that I don't appreciate your efforts, wingpony."

>>307218
He gives a single nod, then gestures with his hand. "I must return to my work. Planning a raid on one of the most secure cities on the Manesian is not easy. Don't disappoint."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307229

>>307224
I nod back
"Of course. I do look forward to speaking again in the future."
Take my leave, get back to Humble's crib

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307230

>>307224
I huff.
"Way to hurt my feelings! You'll have to make up for this!"

Chip(DD knight) 307231

>>307224
"I'm sorry, I'll try to get you out of here." I hide behind a goddamn closet.

'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 307233

>>307221
"Usually the girls Face brings on board don't last long, that's all."
Give her a smile.
>>307224
Mock some crying and fall to his hooves.
"Am I not good enough for you anymore?"

Rili [Ranger] 307236

>>307224
Speechlessly watch them bicker.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307241

>>307233
"Let's just say I'm not an usual girl, cupcake."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307243

>>307201
>>307205
"My name's Summer Seas! I might just be a filly but I am a very capable healer!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307246

>>307241
"Hey I was not the usual girl either. So you know what we do around here, right?"
Grin at her and relax back on a couch.

Wf+6 307248

>>307229
Everyone (except that crazy diamond dog) is back at Humble's, when Ruxiang kicks in the door.

"The Lieutenant has disappeared. I think he's gone ahead without us to take out the Major."

>>307233
"Shh, baby, shh. We'll have all the time in the world after I'm a corpse. Right now I just want to see living people, that's all."

>>307231
You hide very well behind the door.

Two ponies strut in, both in uniforms. "The Colonel has decided you're not guilty."

Nurturing Heart perks up and gives a hopeful smile. "You'll let me go?"

He shakes his head. "Not guilty of the damage to the bar. He thinks you've consorted with pirates."

Heart gives a confused look, and the pony draws a flintlock. "Consorting with pirates is punishable by death."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307257

>>307246
"I just arrived, but I heard it involves gold. Which can't be a bad thing!"

>>307243
Ruffle her mane.
"Ain't you cute, sweetheart. Aren't you a little too young to be a mercenary though? Or did your parents say G'bye and you had to? I know somepony like that."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307259

>>307248
"Unfortunate that not everypony can stick to the plan."
Hoof the potion to Rosemary stealthily and turn to Abilio
"Your message has been delivered."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307262

>>307248
"Fuck!"
Get back up and fly by the door.
"Everypony! We gotta save that idiot!"
>>307257
"Right! No time to talk, follow!"

Get the fuck there! NOW!

Guys please follow.

Rili [Ranger] 307266

>>307262
Follow this dude.

Wf+6 307267

>>307259
"Well, you're with us, so apparently the Commodore approves. Very well."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307271

>>307262
"Whoa there sugarcube, who what, and for how much?"

Chip(DD knight) 307274

>>307248
>>307248
1.save
2.not save
'1d2'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 307276

>>307262
"Very well."
Motion Rosemary to follow and follow her

>>307267
"A charming individual, if I do say so myself."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307278

>>307271
Look at her for a second.
Say nothing and keep going.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307281

>>307271
"I'm sure you'll be compensated plenty, just follow along. We can use some extra helping hooves."

Chip(DD knight) 307287

>>307274
Damnit, its too dangerous for me. This event is now beyond me.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307292

>>307281
"I'll get you by your word!"

Follow them

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307297

Felfire [Necromancer] 307301

>>307297
"We need to save that idiot before he runs to avenge his sorry ass and comes out in a shoebox."

Wf+6 307303

>>307292
>>307281
>>307278
>>307276
You make your way into the military district, which has calmed slightly. Up ahead, you spot the Office of the Chief Administrator, where Major Mudwallow has apparently barricaded himself in his paranoia. The entrance is unguarded.

>>307287
Nurturing Heart whimpers and gives you a slight look, begging you to intervene, before they put the gun up to his head and fire.

One of the guards unchains the corpse and tosses it out the window, breaking the glass further in the process.

They leave. You were not detected.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307309

>>307303
Okay send my undead ahead to scout.
Spot roll.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 307321

>>307303
Let the others go in first, I stay at the back with Rosemary.
"So miss Rosemary, tell me about yourself. I'm curious."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307323

>>307297
"I'll take that as a yes. Don't worry, it's not that bad after you learn how to use ponies for your own gain!"

>>307303
>>307309
I'll wait for that undead to scout ahead.
"That's pretty handy. And gross."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307324

>>307301
"H- Huh? What?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307330

>>307323
"Last one was a champion in bed. Haven't had time to check these two out yet."

Wf+6 307332

>>307309
You don't see anything in the first rooms of the offices. Up ahead is the courtyard — a quad in the middle of the build — also empty.

Something feels off, though. Have the guards left to investigate Hammond's death?

>>307321
She blushes a little. "Oh, you know. Just a nurse, really. I always wanted to get out and see the world. Right away, I could tell you were the kind who has been everywhere… haven't you?"

>>307323
Lacking deadeye, she's not actually seeing through its eyes, just sending it ahead for traps.

It wanders out into the quad and immediately explodes.

Rili [Ranger] 307333

>>307303
>>307323
I think I'll just stick by her side for a while.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307334

>>307330
"…as a pillow, right? Not as in, fucktoy?"

Chip(DD knight) 307340

>>307303
>>307303
Is it possible for a rez?
Head outside of the broken window and head out.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307343

>>307332
"Dibs on not going there first to let somepony else catch the boobytraps!"

>>307333
"Time for some action, right?"

Wf+6 307345

>>307340
The corpse can be salvaged, yes.

You disappear like a thief in the night.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307349

>>307332
"I've seen a thing or two, yes."
I smirk slightly and lower my voice
"I can tell that there's more than just the world you'd like to see and explore, right?"

Rili [Ranger] 307353

>>307343
"Guess so!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307355

>>307334
"Nono, he was really good at scissoring!"
>>307343
"Hold on, something's wrong."
>>307332
Okay this is an ambush waiting to happen.
"Everyone, be ready."
Walk slowly and steady towards the office.

Wf+6 307356

>>307349
Her blush deepens. "Y-yes ma'am. Very much, ma'am."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307363

>>307355
"That's totally fucking gross, but whatever!"

Wait for her to move in first.

Chip(DD knight) 307367

>>307345
Go back to Humble's home in a glum.

Wait… where's everybody?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307369

Oh sod it.
I head back to the slums. Anything happening over there?
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 307370

>>307367
Forgot to type to put Nurse hearts corpse on a secure area for easy retrieval

Wf+6 307373

>>307367
Do you leave the corpse behind in the streets? Or pick it up and dump it at Humble's?

Abilio looks up from his book. "Oh, Chip. I thought you went with the others to go rescue Sunnyskies. At the administration office."

>>307369
You run into Chip on your way by, and you see a corpse in the streets. There are very few Order members lurking, and you see no Yakuza at all.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307376

Light Heart [Warlord] 307378

>>307356
I chuckle softly
"Well, I always make sure my little ponies are taken care of. If you show me that you are loyal and dedicated to me, I will turn you into one happy mare indeed."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307384

>>307373
"I- I- Is that…"
Do I recognize… who it is?

Wf+6 307389

>>307376
Nothing comes at you as you enter the offices. The quad looms ahead, with the scattered bones of your minion and a crater. It's quite open: there is no cover here.

Ruxiang bolts past you with blazing speed and crosses the entire quad in seconds. A trail of fiery explosions ring out… and when the smoke clears, he's safe on the other side.

You see him draw his blade and point up with it.

>>307384
You recognize the corpse as Nurturing Heart, the first person to be kind to you in such a long time.

>>307378
"Ah— Oh course, I w-will." She's sort of stammering cutely. "Y-you were so distant, I thought maybe you didn't notice that I… um… l-like? You so much."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307393

>>307389
Okay, hover above ground just to be sure and look up.

Chip(DD knight) 307394

>>307384
Ah damnit…
I kneel down and look at her.
"Dont worry I have my plans to get even."

>>307373
Carry his body if its safe.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307399

>>307389
"Oh no… no no nononono."
I kneel down by his body. Is he really gone?…
'1d10'
>>307394
"How did he…. who…"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 307401

>>307394
It's safe. If the guards stop you, you can say you're taking home your dead. Which is actually true.

>>307393
You can't see the roof of the quad from your angle inside the office. You are indoors, in an office, looking at a greeny quad courtyard situated in the middle of the building. Something is firing from above.

307402

>>307389
"Wha-"
Look up!
Also, is the minion still usable?
Spot check.

Roll #0 7 = 7

Wf+6 307406

>>307402
It got wrekt. It was moving very slowly and carefully, and took a shell in the head.

You can't see anything from this angle.

>>307399
He's totally dead. Gruesomely, too. Bits of brain are on the ground.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307411

>>307406
"I'm not going out there to get shot. Just saying."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307413

>>307389
"Throwing my onto that bed was quite the hint actually."
Pat her on the back
"Now, we have work to do. Make me proud."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307415

>>307406
Rolling to keep strong '1d10'
And… rolling to patch the… body up. He doesn't deserve this… he didn't deserve any of this. 'r2 1d10'

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

Chip(DD knight) 307417

>>307399
I sigh and wrap a paw around Summers flank.
"Its the guards who…. puts him away, he was wrongly accused and is innocent. Poor soul."
I then stand up.
"Mind if I carry her back to Humble's home?"

>>307401
I'll then wrap the corpse and head it out.

Wf+6 307419

>>307415
You fix the hole in his head, but you can't fix the hole in your heart.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307420

>>307406
Okay I lost spacial orientation.
Can I at least get somewhere with a clearer view?
Have I seen Sunnyskies yet? Fly up.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307430

>>307419
I softly tear up.
>>307417
"I- are you g- going to… b- bury him?"

Wf+6 307432

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>>307420
You are indoors.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307435

>>307432
Okay where did the artillery shell come from then?

Wf+6 307437

>>307435
Where you are, but on the second floor of the building, there are cannons.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307440

>>307432
"Rosemary and I need a clear path to walk through."

Wf+6 307441

>>307440
She scrunches.

"Y-yes ma'am. How will we do that?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307442

>>307435
Is it possible to run past them without taking damage?

Chip(DD knight) 307443

>>307430
Hmmmm…. now that I think about it.
Heh.. damn, what are these things that I am feeling right now.

I kneel down.
"Do you want me to bury him, you can come if you like too?" I smile sadly.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307444

>>307437
Can't we fly out an office window and fly in on the second floor?
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 307449

>>307444
You didn't attempt to.

You exit the building and enter the AIRSPACE of the second floor of the building. You're about to try breaking through a window when another mortar shell comes out this side, shattering the glass, and you narrowly dodge it. There's now a giant crater near the entrance to the building.

Inside, you can see four ponies forming ranks to fire upon you. Roll to dodge.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307453

>>307449
"Shit!"
Dodge!
Come on wings, don't fail me, do some loops in the air or something!
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307458

>>307443
"M- My momma says everypony deserves a proper burial…"
I sniffle.
"D- Do you know where we can… bury him?"

Wf+6 307460

>>307453
Four blasts of blunderbuss ring out and all four tear through your wings, sending you into a spiral. You manage to avoid crashing into the ground, at least.

You should probably have that checked out.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307461

>>307441
"I have no idea yet. Give me a moment and see if you can come up with something yourself."
Could we just inch along the walls of the quad?

Felfire [Necromancer] 307465

Wf+6 307468

>>307461
You can probably reach the side doors like that, but not the doors Ruxiang is at.

>>307442
If you run very quickly, like Ruxiang did.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307471

>>307460
"Fuck… this will cost them a lot… ANYPONY CAN HELP?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307473

>>307468
No time for that.
Help Emrille out.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 307474

>>307468
Try to reach one of the side doors and open it up slightly to peek in '1d10'

>>307471
Rosemary drags you to safety with telekinesis and Heals you 'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 10 = 10

Wf+6 307475

>>307471
Rosemary approaches and fixes up your wings. They're looking to be in better shape now, but that was painful!

Felfire [Necromancer] 307477

>>307475
Regroup with the others.
On which side are we?

Chip(DD knight) 307480

>>307458
>>307458
"… you know, the beach is a good place. What do you say?"

Wf+6 307481

>>307477
Everyone but Light Heart, Rosemary, and Emrille are at the entrance.

Those three at at the west wing of the building.

>>307474
You look inside The West Wing. It looks like some presidential pony probably worked here once, but it's totally abandoned now.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307485

>>307474
>>307475
"Thanks… I didn't see that coming. I'll get them for that, just wait…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307490

>>307480
"The beach is a n- nice place…"
I sniffle some more.
"Why'd they have to… why. He… he had to g- g- go so… so soon."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307491

>>307481
Let's inspect it more thoroughly, anything interesting? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 307492

>>307481
Rejoin them.
Also, spot check once I'm there.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 307495

>>307491
You feel like if you had training in architecture, engineering, or structural design, you would be able to make more use of the things in this wing. Sadly, you overlook essentially everything that could be useful to you.

>>307492
You immediately notice the reek of mold. This place is noxious, and staying here long could be dangerous to your health. What a shitty office.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307496

>>307495
Alright then. Head to the other wing and check there '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 307497

>>307496
You peek inside the door and observe several soldiers with their weapons trained on the door. They don't appear to have noticed you.

Chip(DD knight) 307499

>>307490
"Lets go then, I'll be able to bury him and put a marker in a jiffy." I carry Summer on my back and the Hearts on my arm and head to the beach.

Use my natural talent to dig 8 feet of dirt and put plant a last kiss on Hearts cheeks before putting him to rest. I really like those moments that we are together.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307500

>>307497
Hm. Back off and head back over where we started, motioning Rosemary.
"I do not like this place, miss Rosemary."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307502

>>307500
"Okay then, be honest.
Is it worth the money? If not, we bail."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307503

>>307495
"Girls, we should get out of here as soon as possible. My plans for immortality don't include getting a fucking crab."
>>307500
"You seen this Mudwallow guy yet?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307506

>>307499
"W- Wait!"
I stop him before he starts digging.
"U- Um… i- is there anything we can do to… bring him… back?"

Wf+6 307507

>>307500
She puts on a brave face. "I don't like it, either, uh… Light. But I'll follow you even if I don't like it."

Ruxiang has disappeared into the other side of the building.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307511

>>307503
"I'm okay with leaving!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 307512

>>307503
"No. The east wing has several soldiers in it though."

>>307502
"I believe so, yes."

>>307507
"Good mare."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307513

>>307507
Follow Ruxiang.

Wf+6 307520

>>307513
You have to make a roll to evade mortars if you want to follow Ruxiang.

Chip(DD knight) 307522

>>307506
I look at Spring concerned a little.
"Well there is someone on the ship that can I heard though I dont know who. Perhaps Albiolio knows."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307523

>>307520
Considering I can fly and mortars are slow, what's the DC?

Light Heart [Warlord] 307524

>>307520
What's the DC to not get insta-raped?

>>307513
"We could try taking on those soldiers in the East wing."
How many were there?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307526

>>307524
"Sure sounds better than getting riddled of mortar holes."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307527

>>307522
>Spring
"Th- there is? So… he can be… brought back?"
I perk up.
"Can we… can we bring him to that pony?"

Wf+6 307528

>>307523
>>307524
I'll let you off the hook this time and tell you it's DC7 for winged and DC8 for non-winged.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307530

>>307524
"I'd rather send a skeleton inside and blow them up."
>>307528
That's one hell of a high DC.
Let's wait.

Wf+6 307533

>>307530
You can walk around it if you have Chip with you.

Wf+6 307535

>>307524
Four in the East Wing, that you saw.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307536

>>307526
"The question remains whether or not that will be of any help to us?"

>>307528
Yeah. No. Not an option.
Just check out the other rooms down here '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

307537

>>307533
… Do I even have to comment on that?
Raise a new minion.

Roll #0 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 307538

>>307527
"You know what, we could do it now. Lets head back shall we?" Head back to Humble's house with Summer in back and carrying Nurse on arms.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307539

>>307530
"That could work."

Wf+6 307542

>>307536
You find a surfeit of office supplies, but you also find some nitroglycerin pills in a cabinet.

>>307537
No response required. You decide cleverly to raise a minion in the front yard instead of the quad, allowing it to pull itself out safely.

>>307538
Abilio looks surprised to see you back. "I thought you were out helping Sunny, not bringing back unconscious unicorns."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307549

>>307542
Well fancy that. Hoof them to Rosemary.
Rejoin Felfire and Emrille.
"I do wish there were more of us."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307550

>>307539
"Now with double the carnage. But I worry that might alert other hidden soldiers."
>>307542
Good kid that new minion. Is there no way to get upstairs and disable the mortars?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307555

>>307550
"Hmmm… can't you just blow a hole in the ceiling? Under the mortars?"

Wf+6 307557

>>307550
You can get upstairs on a very good flight roll or by getting to where Ruxiang is, where there is a staircase. You are not in danger of mortar shells if you use the stairs.

Chip(DD knight) 307558

>>307542
"Uhh.. do you know anyone on the ship who can resurrect the dead?" I asked,

Light Heart [Warlord] 307561

>>307550
>>307555
"Why don't we wait for reinforcements?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307562

>>307561
"Is it coming at all?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307563

>>307555
"Hum…"
>>307557
Inspect the ceiling. Any weak point? What is it made of?
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 307570

>>307558
"Yes, my second mate, Terrebonne resurrects the dead. Why don't you leave the corpse here and get to work? I'll see to it she gets it."

He says this pointedly.

>>307563
You stand on your skeletal minion's back to examine the ceiling, letting your wings rest a moment, when you slip and fall, doing the splits on his bony behind. Ooooh.

That's pretty distracting.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307573

>>307570
"She will? So he'll… he'll come back?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307574

Felfire [Necromancer] 307576

>>307570
"Ooooh…"
Okay. Focus.
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 307580

>>307574
"This skeleton is nice… It'd be a shame to blow it up!"

Wf+6 307581

>>307573
He waves a hoof dismissively. "Happens every day. Defying the very Gods and what have you. It's not very interesting."

>>307576
You just can't focus. You can't you need that ass. You lose yourself for a few minutes gyrating.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307582

>>307570
>>307576
>>307581
I'm just going to slowly back away now with Rosemary.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307585

>>307580
"…Seriously? It's just some damn bones! You want to die or something?"

Chip(DD knight) 307586

>>307570
>>307581
"I see thats nice, just make the little calm down the little colt. He is a friend of Summers and mine." I smile at Albiolo

Felfire [Necromancer] 307587

>>307581
Okay kiss that force of nature and get off.
'1d10'
>>307585
"Right. See any weak points in the roof? I can blow up the other dude."
Wave dismissively at the other skeleton.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 307589

>>307587
That kiss was really good. You're not sure you want to get rid of this skeleton.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307594

>>307587
"Maybe if blowing it up under the mortars doesn't collapse the ceiling it would at least give us some time to shoot 'em up through the windows while they are distracted."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307598

>>307589
Rid of this one? I'm keeping it.
Seance on it.
'1d10'
Also, let's move under the mortars.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 307602

>>307594
>>307598
Follow them from a distance.
"I'm going to need a wing massage when were done here, miss Rosemary. How good is that telekinesis of yours?"

Chip(DD knight) 307604

>>307573
"By the way, where are you going when I met you? Will you come with me and help the others?" I look at Summer.

>>307589
Head out and find Felfires location but will wait for Summers reply if she will come or not.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307609

>>307602
I glance at the unicorn with a sly smile.
"I could use one too~"

Wf+6 307611

>>307598
You realize after casting it that it's the same pony from before.

"Breeze Lily speaking. Who may I say is calling?"

>>307602
She blushes. "I-I mean I help hold open the bodies during surgery so I'm very careful — Oh my, that wasn't sexy at all! That was a mood kill. I'm so sorry, Miss Light Heart! M-maybe… I can make it up for you with— a hoof massage too?"

>>307609
She only has eyes for Light right now. (Upper mid loyalty)

>>307604
You head out. If Summer comes, she should specify if she's bringing Spring.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307618

>>307611
"Call me Fire. What's your job, sweety?"
Okay looks like this ceiling can't be blown up at all.
Gee, what to do? Go back and wait for reinforcements, I guess.

Wf+6 307621

>>307618
She proudly echoes, so everyone can hear, "I'm the assistant to the captain of the Stonebriar weather team!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 307623

>>307611
"I'm sure we'll come to an agreement."
I move a little closer, whispering now
"Maybe I could show you what these wings can be used for aside from flying too."

Chip(DD knight) 307629

>>307611
Head out then and look for the rescue team of Sunny.

'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307631

>>307611
Damn… I'll speak that over with Light Heart then!

>>307618
"What now?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307632

>>307621
"Uh. Cool. What is the city like? Never been there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307637

>>307631
"Either we run, or we run. But there is no way to blow the roof."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307639

>>307637
"Pfft, and you were in such a rush! Let's go back before we get killed."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307647

>>307639
"Mhmh."
Let's head back and wait for Chip.

Wf+6 307648

>>307623
She shivers a little in excitement. You'd swear you feel like your feathers are being preened, but when you glance down, you see only a glimpse of a shimmer.

>>307629
You find them right inside the front door of the offices. You notice tons of things notable about the architecture right away due to your engineering skills. You can make rolls in any room to expound upon them.

>>307632
You can almost feel her grin. "Stonebriar is great! Everyone is happy and equal here. The rich give freely to the poor, and no one thinks of only themselves. It's all a community effort! You should stay. Everyone loves Stonebriar."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307653

>>307648
>>307647
"Mmmhm."
Nod and fall back to Light Heart and Rosemary.
"So how's it going, girls?"

Chip(DD knight) 307654

>>307648
Slowly approach them

engineering(do I get a plus or is it for ships only)
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 307658

>>307654
I expanded your Cutie Mark to give you +2 to all engineering.

You immediately notice that the ceiling is reinforced. Solid steel, probably to support something heavy above. A trap, maybe?

You also notice structural decay on the left side of the hallway, getting progressively worse. You expect the western wing of the building is full of weak wood that could be collapse for safe passage.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307660

>>307648
"Right totally the city I've seen so far. And why is everyone so open?"
Oh, Chip, finally! Meet with him.
>>307654
"We got cannons upstairs."

Wf+6 307661

>>307658
Given that Chip just went AFK, he leads you all to the west wing, shows you a weak spot in the wall, and knocks it down. You now can safely reach Ruxiang without crossing the quad.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307662

>>307648
I chuckle
"My my, I can hardly wait now."

>>307653
"We were just discussing our plans for this evening miss…?"

Wf+6 307665

>>307653
Rosemary blushes and moves up along side Light, close.

>>307660
Lily affirms your statement. "It's because in Stonebriar, there are no walls or barriers or secrets, or even need for weapons. We're peaceful and honest."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307669

>>307661
Finally!

>>307662
"Oh, I guess we didn't even change names yet!
Mine is Emrille! And what sort of plans, hmm? I don't have much plans on my table, maybe it's time to make some friends!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307670

>>307661
Yahoo.
Rech Ruxiag.
Spot Check.
'1d10'
>>307665
"… Sounds like a great city for sure… But how do they like… Scholars?"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 307676

>>307669
"My name is Light Heart, pleasure to meet you miss Emrille. As for plans… I doubt you'd be willing to join us tonight."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307678

>>307676
"Oh? Will you be doing taxes or what?"

Eye them up a bit.
Stealthily.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 307680

>>307670
You notice a staircase leading to the second floor.

>>307669
Rosemary edges a little close to light. "I'm miss Light Heart's personal nurse, Rosemary. I was going to make sure her wings are okay tonight."

>>307670
"New ideas are welcomed from all corners of the globe."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307683

>>307678
"Just a medical check-up. Now, as much as I'd like to chat, I believe we should get work done first."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307685

>>307680
No Ruxiag? Go into a combat stance.
Have the skeletons step forward.
>>307678
>>307676
"Hey, you two.
Staircase for the cannons."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307691

>>307680
"Having a personal nurse, huh! That's something!"

Unfold my wings and flap them with a pout, before chuckling.
"Who is going to check mine?"

>>307683
"Right, right, let's get back on this later."

>>307685
"Not going to send one of those skeletons of your's first?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 307697

>>307685
"I'll be at the back with miss Rosemary."

Chip(DD knight) 307699

>>307662
>>307660
>>307658
Do just that.

>>307685
>>307680
"Remind me, we are finding Sunny but who is this Ruxiag guy?" I look at Fellfire.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307704

>>307699
"Wut? The one winged pegasus, lil dog."
>>307691
"They already on the job…"

Wf+6 307706

>>307699
Ruxiang "the Eye" is the third mate of the Seaworthy, and a one-winged pegasus. His other is a stub, cut off. He's extremely agile.

You were scouting with him earlier, dummy.

307710

>>307706
Stealthly inspect upstairs.
Spot check.

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10

Wf+6 307711

>>307691
>>307685
The skeletons head upstairs, but they don't seem to be getting farther, nor is the link severed. Something has stopped them.

307713

>>307710
>>307711
Ignore the +2, my bad, was thinking about Sylt.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 307714

>>307704
>>307706
"Damn, sorry for that." I raise my cudgel and be on the guard.

Wf+6 307717

>>307710
>>307713
I'll take the eight.

You look upstairs and narrowly avoid being noticed by a wooden barricade. Whew.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307720

>>307717
"Now what? Circle around? Blow it up?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307723

>>307717
So the skeletons have been spotted?
Damnit.
Okay, are there ponies there? How tall is the barricade? Other ways around it?
>>307720
"Let me think."

Wf+6 307726

>>307723
The skeletons weren't spotted. That was sarcasm.

Wood is not an animate object.

The barricade covers the entire hallway, and is made out of weak wood. It can be disassembled.

Wf+6 307730

>>307714
Because you are on guard, you remember that you are an engineer. You would have known this anyway, I'm just reminding you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307735

>>307726
I thought you meant spotted by ponies guarding the barricade.
>>307714
"Hey Chip, can you do anything about that?"

Wf+6 307737

>>307735
There are no ponies guarding the barricade.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307740

>>307735
"I could set it on fire."

Light Heart [Warlord] 307742

>>307726
Just follow from a small distance with Rosemary.
"I'm curious, aren't you fazed at all by the fact that we are doing something illegal right now?"

Chip(DD knight) 307743

>>307735
"Perhaps." Analyze the barricade for traps and such
'1d10'

and disassamble it or just destroy it if it will take time.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 307744

>>307737
Yeah. Get closer and inspect that thing.
No wait, Chip is doing it. Stand still.
>>307740
"Looks like a good start. But it would give out our location."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307749

>>307744
"And probably set everything else on fire too."

>>307742
"Do we get paid? Yes. Do I worry about how I get paid? No."

Wf+6 307751

>>307742
"I-I was at first, but…"

She pauses for a moment. "But you make me feel like my life could be something more than just showing up to a clinic every day and getting spat on by the nobles that come to see us. I feel like you're here to sweep me off my feet, and take me on an adventure."

She blushes beat red this time, and stars at her hooves. "S-sorry. That sounded so dumb."

>>307743
4+2=6
You realize this barricade was very explicitly constructed, not just thrown together, but the wood used in it is exceptionally weak. Why would they intentionally choose weak wood for a barricade?

Even a dope like you smells a trap. You look around a bit and notice a vent that no one else observed. The grate is missing. Is that where Ruxiang went?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307755

>>307751
I chuckle.
"Seven out of ten."

Chip(DD knight) 307757

>>307751
I notion the others about the open grate.
"hey perhaps he went here." I pointed.

"Dont touch the barricade, its a trap mostly."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307760

>>307757
"Trap?…"
Start crawling inside the vent.
Spot check.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 307761

>>307760
You spot the light at the end, and that's about it. It's dark!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307762

>>307757
"Okay then."
Follow Felfire in the grate.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307764

>>307761
Slowly crawl and stop before the light can hit my face.
What can I see on the other side?

Light Heart [Warlord] 307766

>>307749
"I was actually asking miss Rosemary, but that's good to know."

>>307751
"Dumb? I wouldn't say that. Indeed, if you stay at my side and help me out I will repay you with whatever your little heart might desire."

Chip(DD knight) 307769

>>307760
Go inside first, so I can see whats ahead.

Wf+6 307771

>>307762
You get an eyeful of pegasus butt for the whole crawling adventure, but soon you've stopped at the other side. You can't progress further without pushing Felfire along with your face.

>>307764
The "light" you saw was actually a reflection of the perpendicular exit grate. You look out into an empty office.

>>307766
She's still too embarrassed to look up, but chuckles cutely.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307775

>>307771
Empty? Completely empty? Damnit.
Crawl out and have a look around.
Also, have the two skeletons follow me.

Chip(DD knight) 307776

>>307771
>>307769
Or perhaps being last is for the betterment, I can see all these butts btw.

Nopony 307781

>>307775
>>307771
Crawl out after her.
"That grate had a pretty good view, don't you think?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 307782

>>307776
Good luck I'm behind two skeletons
Sorry i really had to make that joke.

Chip(DD knight) 307787

>>307781
"I got to agree with that." I smiled.

>>307782
Skeleton butts then

Felfire [Necromancer] 307789

>>307781
>>307787
"Where you two watching my butt?"
Shake it a bit.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307797

LAST TIME I SWEAR
So uh
Can I just assume I was following Chip? Or have the two hours passed?

Nopony 307798

>>307789
"I guess we'll never know!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 307799

>>307776
Good thing we're walking at the back!

>>307771
This mare is just too damn easy. What a catch.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307800

>>307798
>>307781
>this fucking site

Wf+6 307801

>>307797
You're still following Chip. Did you bring Spring?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307802

Wf+6 307805

>>307802
You're all standing in a second floor empty office in the west wing.

The building is only two stories tall, and the cannons are on the north side.

Chip(DD knight) 307807

>>307789
>>307802
>>307801
"I'm watching all of your.. butt… uhrrmmm…" I quiet down as I saw Summer and Spring.

307808

>>307807
>>307798
"My skeletons might get jelly."
>>307805
Okay spot roll.
Doors? Anything I should know about?

Roll #0 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 307811

>>307805
Look at the structure of this room. What is it made of? Any clues Ruxiang left for me to see?

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307812

>>307805
"Um, why are we here again?"
I guess I take a spot roll. '1d10'
>>307807
"Mister Chip, why'd you bring us here again?"

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307816

>>307812
"I don't really know either. Something about saving and killing someone? Not the same guy though, that'd be silly."

Also, spot roll.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 307818

>>307808
You get distracted by Lily Breeze and wander out the door and slam into a window. Roll to get back to cover before the guards notice you.

>>307811
There's a carving in the wall by the door. A big eye… and an arrow pointing right.

307819

>>307818
Crap dive for cover now somebody save me o god I'm soded!

Roll #0 5 = 5

Wf+6 307821

>>307816
>>307812
You both get distracted admiring the fine, Stonebriar architecture. Wow, is that genuine stone? You don't see that much these days.

Oh wait, you do everywhere.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307822

>>307805
Just wait for the rest to handle things.
"So miss Rosemary, don't you have any family here in Stonebriar?"

Chip(DD knight) 307823

>>307812
To be honest, I am thinking of you going back to the loony cult and plan to drop you there if you ask but you go afk so you are here.

"Uhmmm… we need someone of your expertise, dont worry. We will protect you." I smile.

Wf+6 307826

>>307819
You perform a combat roll down the hall and go prone. They don't appear to have noticed you, but you're now in an incredibly awkward position to move without being noticed.

>>307822
She shakes her head. "Not anymore. I don't think I'd feel as ready to leave if I did."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307829

>>307826
How many guards?

Chip(DD knight) 307830

>>307818
Examine the area where the arrow is pointing at, and what does the eye mean?

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307833

>>307826
"Anypony has a mirror?"

Wf+6 307835

>>307829
You see four at the cannons from your position.

>>307830
You haven't the slightest. The arrow seems to be indicating that you should travel south.

Chip(DD knight) 307840

>>307833
"I dont have any."

>>307835
I look at the south and where it leads to.
"Perhaps it is Ruxiang writing."

Felfire [Necromancer] 307841

>>307829
Can I catch the attention of the others in any way?
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 307842

>>307841
You succeed in catching the attention of the marksponies, who turn the cannon toward you and open fire!

Roll to dodge.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307843

>>307826
"Mmhm… That's-"

>>307842
I startle, jumping slightly
"Now what?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307844

>>307840
"Guess not then…"

Peek out to the corridor.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 307845

>>307842
FUCK!
Aerial Dodge!
'1d10+1'
Send the skeletons rushing after them while they are busy shooting cannonballs at me!

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 307847

>>307842
"Whats that?" I look where the sound comes from.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307850

>>307842
"Huh?"
Do I notice it? '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 307852

>>307845
You take a shell to the chest. Boom.

You are helpless with three wounds remaining.

If you are not moved, you will be hit again next turn.

>>307844
While they fire on Felfire, you safely count four ponies manning cannons on the southern end of the building, firing through the windows across the quad.

>>307850
Oh yeah. You hear the huge explosion and feel the heat of the fire.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307858

>>307852
Send one skeleton after the four ponies.
'1d10'
Have Breeze carry me away.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

307860

>>307858
second dice roll.
Also, blow up the first skeleton as he arrives inbetween them, if he's far enough from me.

Roll #0 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307861

>>307852
Time for action!
Jump out on the corridor, then Fire Elementalist Shoot one of them!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Wf+6 307862

>>307858
Would you like to swap those rolls?

Felfire [Necromancer] 307864

>>307862
If I can explode the skeleton and kill them all without taking damage, no.
Otherwise, yes.

Wf+6 307865

>>307864
If you don't swap them, you will die.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307866

>>307852
GAH
"M- Miss… Feelfear!"
I run over and try to help her up '1d10' and heal her 'r2 1d10'

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

Light Heart [Warlord] 307867

>>307861
Oh great, combat.

Join her and shoot one of them with one of my pistols '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 307868

>>307865
Hell yeah, swap them.

Chip(DD knight) 307869

>>307852
Take out my crossbow and fire at one of those manning the cannons.
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307870

>>307866
…Actually fuck, right, one action per round.
Just heal her then. Using the first roll, preferably, +2 because CM.

Wf+6 307874

>>307868
The other skeleton catches a shell and goes up in a rose of explosives.

Lily Breeze drags you back to safety, where >>307866
Summer heals you of your wounds, though you're still down.

>>307869
>>307867
Another explosion goes off between the two of you, scattering you. Chip takes the brunt of it, but remains on his feet with one hit remaining.

Light Heart gets away more easily, with some mild burning that left her with two hits remaining.

>>307861
Emrille is the only one who actually does real damage. One of the ponies goes up in flame and falls over screaming.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307877

>>307874
Try to get up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307878

>>307874
"Gotcha!"
Quick, Marksman shot another before they can aim!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 307879

>>307877
Okay try to have Breeze help me up then?
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 307880

>>307874
Quickly back off.
Rosemary Heals me '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 307883

>>307874
Fire my crossbow again and damn it target the one who is loading the cannon first.
>inb4 a 1
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307884

>>307877
>>307879
"C'mon, you gotta get up miss Feelfear! It's not safe here!"
I try to help her up and drag her away '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 307891

>>307884
"Thanks kiddo!"
Get finally some cover.

Wf+6 307894

>>307879
>>307877
You and Breeze are reeling, and having a hard time of it, but

>>307884
Summer gets you to your feet.

>>307883
Your arrow connects, but not soon enough to prevent it from loading.

>>307880
You're back in the safety of the empty room, and topped off in hits.

"B-be more careful! I was so scared when it went off by you!"

>>307878
Unfortunately, you're not fast as Chip. A mortar shell makes contact right at your feet, and explodes, slamming you into the wall.

You are helpless.
You are in harm's way and must be moved.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307896

>>307894
"Shit…"
Emergency evacuation!
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

307899

>>307894
Move Emrille away!

Roll #0 10 = 10

307904

>>307894
Also, Send Breeze against those guards, start by jumping at one.

Roll #0 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 307908

>>307894
"lets get out of here!!" I fire my crossbow at one of the guards
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 307911

>>307904
Also activate protect on felfire.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307915

>>307896
"Don't you worry. I'm fine."
Carefully rejoin the others. Rosemary keeps her distance
I fire both my pistols at one of the soldiers this time '2d10'

Roll #1 10, 7 = 17

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307920

>>307894
Heal Emrille!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Wf+6 307923

>>307896
>>307899
>>307904
You drag Emrille to the door of the room, but you glance up to see a mortar shell headed straight for you, feet away.

In one last, brave service, your minion leaps in front of the shell and takes it head on. It explodes, sending both you and Emrille sprawling into the the relative safety of the empty room.

You are both helpless, but neither in harm's way.

You don't even want to see how much damage your skeleton minion took.

>>307908
The explosion that hit the minion was too close for comfort for you. You're sent flying into a wall.

Helpless with two hits remaining.
You are in harm's way.

>>307911
If you had said this before failing the roll, you wouldn't have gone helpless.

>>307915
Your true aim takes out another soldier. Just one left.

>>307920
Since he was pulled to safety without taking damage, this counts as a roll to restore hits and make him stand up. You succeed.

Chip(DD knight) 307929

>>307923
"ow ow ow ow.." I forgot how painful it was, tells how long I am stuck in that prison.

Stand up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307930

>>307923
>he
>him
Cough

"How do those motherfuckers even shoot that thing so fast? Thanks for the help though."

Back to business!
Freezing Shot on the last one!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 307932

>>307923
Reload one of my pistols and shoot it at the remaining guard '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307933

>>307923
I-
Grr…
Prayer of Healing!
I gotta keep everyone healed!

307934

>>307923
Okay after this streak of 10's I guess all the guards are down. Can I get up quietly?

Roll #0 4 = 4

Wf+6 307936

>>307929
You pull yourself to standing position, and are in harm's way until

>>307932
Light blasts him with a pistol shot. He's toast. The corridor is clear.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307940

>>307933
>roll
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307944

>>307936
"Those fuckers… Now what?"

Chip(DD knight) 307945

>>307936
I give Light heart a thumbs up.

307946

>>307944
"A hoof maybe?"

Roll #0 4 = 4

Wf+6 307947

>>307940
Everyone's feeling much better, except you. You slump onto the ground, spent. Helpless.

Wf+6 307949

>>307946
You're feeling strong enough to stand after that prayer.

307954

>>307947
Go help the filly.

Roll #0 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 307955

>>307947
I rush to Summers

>>307940
"are you alright?" Help her up
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 307956

>>307936
Reload both pistols and motion Rosemary to come over and help Summer.
"That's dealt with. Although I do grow tired of this place. Where is this fellow we're looking for?"

Wf+6 307957

>>307954
You're too busy morning the death of a truly pristine undead ass.

>>307955
And you're too distracted by your hands on a truly underage ass.

307960

>>307957
Goddamnit I wanted to be brave.
I'll just raise two of the guards.
"Hands down!"
Smack Chip's hands and help the filly again.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Wf+6 307961

>>307960
You help up Summer, no problem.

The hallway is clear now… you've been South, West, and you've cleared North. That leaves East.

Chip(DD knight) 307964

>>307957
Get out of my distraction and help Summer u…

>>307960
"hey,"

>>307956
"Yes, lets" I look at Lightheart.

307965

>>307961
First, I need to raise two new bodyguards.
Can I try to do it twice in a row to save time?

Roll #0 6, 5 = 11

Wf+6 307970

>>307965
You manage to get two of them standing, but they're not in great condition. One of them is immolated, and one of them is missing a chunk of neck: the head threatens to topple off.

Felfire [Necromancer] 307973

>>307970
More spooky effect. I'm not going to jump his bones in the middle of combat.
"We should be able to move easily now."
Let's head east.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 307975

>>307947
I pant with exhaustion.
"Oof…"
>>307961
"Thanks…"
I steadily stand up, taking deep breaths to try and catch my breath.

Light Heart [Warlord] 307979

>>307973
Follow her, motioning Rosemary to stick close.

>>307975
"Impressive. Maybe I was mistaken about your skills after all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307982

>>307973
Follow

Chip(DD knight) 307983

>>307979
"You yourself are not a bad shoot."
I chuckle

"Now where do you guys think we should head now? That fight juggled my memories of sort."

Wf+6 307984

>>307973
You swing open the door with a vengeance!

You're left with an odd scene. Lieutenant Sunnyskies is up against the right wall with his hooves in the air, dressed in a maid's outfit. Major Mudwallow, a hulking boar, is holding a gun to his neck.

"Just a matter of time, I suppose. Unfortunately, it looks like the lot of you have walked right into my trap. You're all dead."

Everyone roll for agility. Very high DC.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 307986

>>307984
"Well shit."
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 307988

>>307984
Oh dear

'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

307989

>>307984
I DID NOT MEAN DO THAT RIGHT NOW!
Oh well.
Aerial Dodge?

Roll #0 8 + 1 = 9

307994

>>307984
Push Rosemary along out of this damn room

Roll #0 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308003

>>307979
"I'm… I'm good at healing! I told you so!"
I beam with tired confidence.
>>307984
AAAAA
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 308007

>>307994
>>307989
>>307988
When you all see that Major Mudwallow is holding a piece of rope in his hand, you trace it back to a huge cannon on his desk, aimed at the door. The three of you are quick enough on your heels to get out of the way, leaping back into the hall.

>>307986
>>308003
Emrille and Summer are not so lucky, however. There's just enough time to stare like deer in the headlights before he starts to draw the line taut. With one last gasp, you're prepared to welcome the searing pain that comes before the grave.

Then Ruxiang drops out of a vent directly above Mudwallow and slashes the rope, the gun, and finishes with his blade in the Major's throat. Whew.

Chip(DD knight) 308010

>>308003
Also protect on Summer if she fails a roll

Chip(DD knight) 308011

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308013

>>308007
Fuck that I'm still getting outta the way of that canon!
Push the filly away as well!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 308014

>>308007
Is that fucker dead? If not, send both the undead guards after him!
'2d10'
"Now that was something…"

Roll #1 4, 9 = 13

Light Heart [Warlord] 308016

>>308007
I'm going to need two wing massages for this…
Let's put some distance between me and that door.

Wf+6 308018

>>308013
You clear out of the room with the disarmed cannon.

>>308014
He's gargling his last on the hole in his neck. One of your zombies sort of half-heartedly gnaws on his arm.

>>308014
Ruxiang gives a curt nod, then salutes the Lieutenant. "Reporting."

Chip(DD knight) 308022

>>308011
>>308018

I open my eyes, what do I see?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308025

>>308007
"AAAAA-"
I stare and-
"H- Huh?"
I blink.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308028

>>308025
"You almost shit your pants too, right?"
I chuckle.

Wf+6 308030

>>308022
You open your eyes and see your eyes are open.

>>308022
>>308025
Before you, you see a room with a disarmed cannon, and a now-dead Major Mudwallow. Ruxiang is near the south wall, saluting the Lieutenant, who is wearing a maid's outfit.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308031

>>308018
Peek back into the room
"Well this sure was something. I'm not sure why we even bothered coming along."

Wf+6 308033

>>308031
Ruxiang shakes his head at you.

"Couldn't sneak past cannon team. Thank you for dispatching them."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308034

>>308018
"This sure was fun, but we should clear the area before anypony sees us."
Take a look at the lieutenant.
"You tried my 'sneak undetected' idea?"
Chuckle a bit.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308035

>>308030
"Nice save, pony."
Chortle a bit.
"And nice outfit, other pony."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308036

>>308028
"Shit? What's that mean?"
>>308030
"Mister… Eye? What are you doing here?"

Chip(DD knight) 308037

>>308030
"Oh.. Oh.!"
Look at Sunny skies, is she/he sexy in that outfit?

>>308025
"Are you okay?" I look at Summers

Wf+6 308038

>>308034
>>308035
He gives a very serious nod. "I thought it was a great plan! They saw through my disguise instantly. I don't understand, Mudwallow used to love maids."

Wf+6 308039

>>308037
It's a lot harder to tell Sunnyskies is a guy in the outfit, that's for sure.

>>308036
He sheathes his blade. "Helping you save the Lieutenant."

Light Heart [Warlord] 308040

>>308038
I actually snort at this
"I don't blame him. Although nurses are nice too."
Grin at Rosemary

Felfire [Necromancer] 308041

>>308038
"Must have been the pretty jawline."
Let's go back to Humble's home.
No wait.
"Mind if I use him?"
Drop one of the undeads, the one worse for wear.
Get ready to ress Mudwallow but wait for their confirmation.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308043

>>308036
"You know, crap. Or a bad situation."

>>308038
"Well maybe you were a bit too chubby for his tastes. Guess we'll never know."

Chip(DD knight) 308046

>>308041
"Wait have we disabled the cannons right?"

>>308039
Perhaps I'll tap him in training.

Wf+6 308047

>>308041
He shrugs. "I don't care. He may look tough but he's a bit of a whiner."

>>308040
She still blushes, but she looks a little more confident this time. She returns your smile.

>>308043
"I suppose not. I do owe you all one, though. Here in a few minutes, I might have lost the upper hand if that kept up."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308049

>>308037
"I'm still a bit scared… but I'm not hurt. That's… good in this situation, right?"
>>308038
"I think you look pretty, mister Eye."
>>308043
"Oh. So we were… in shit?"

308050

>>308047
"Better than the wanker with half his head off. Be ready in case he comes back wrong."
Raise dead on the body.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308051

>>308049
"We almost got blown up, kiddo! We were in some pretty deep shit all right!"
I chuckle.

>>308047
"You can thank and pay me later."

Wf+6 308054

>>308049
For clarity, the Lieutenant is wearing the getup. Ruxiang is in his usual wear.

>>308050
You abandon one of your minions, and attempt to raise Mudwallow. You find it a little easier than most.

Feeling out your fresh minion, you feel right away that he's probably a lot more intimidating looking than actually powerful.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308056

>>308054
"Shall we return to Humble's home? I need to relax after all this excitement."

308058

>>308054
Perfect to blow up when I need a distraction.
Turn to Ruxiang.
"Now, I heard something about a bank heist…"
Also, Seance on the newly raised minion.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 308059

>>308054
I approach the lietenant
"HAve we disabled the cannons?" I said while oogling him.

>>308049
"Thats good to hear." I release Summer from my protection.

Wf+6 308064

>>308059
"No, I didn't make it a priority, we can take care of it, now. It won't take long."

"…You like the outfit? Maybe I should save it in case we have another infiltration mission some time."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308067

Light Heart [Warlord] 308071

>>308058
I perk my ears, listening very carefully now

Chip(DD knight) 308072

>>308064
I look at him surprised.
"Uhh… yes.. the outfit looks, great." I give an awkward smile.

Wf+6 308073

>>308058
It doesn't say anything. Not very talkative now, is he?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308075

>>308064
"I think it looks pretty!
Can I have one too?"
I tilt my head.
"What are we doing here though?"

Wf+6 308079

>>308058
Ruxiang nods. "Blue Topaz wanted us to into the merchant guild vault."

>>308075
"Infiltration mission. Spy work. Dangerous stuff. Let's get out of here before guards show up."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308080

>>308073
Whaaaaatever.
"Hey Sunny, any embarassing questions we should ask your eternal rival?"
So…
Turn to the boar.
"What should we know about the defences of this city?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308081

>>308079
My eyes light up considerably
"… Oh my."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308082

>>308079
"That's what I was saying too. Let's bail."

Chip(DD knight) 308084

>>308079
"Are we taking the bank first, take a rest again at Humble or take out the cannon?"

"My vote goes for the cannon, though rest is not bad."

>>308075
I then whisper…
"Which reminds me, I have to get that dress for you."

Wf+6 308085

>>308080
"I have nothing to say to you, you trash."

DC to get useful information out of someone who hates you is 10.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308086

>>308081
Wink non-sexually at her.
"This is when it gets fun!"
>>308079
Yeah, also, let's bail.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308087

>>308079
"Oooh… so why don't we have those… uh… sneaky suits! Those black thingies, since it's a spy mission?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308089

>>308085
>DC10
>rolled 9
Fiiiiiine.
But the spell cannot critfail, so I could just cast it over and over.
But let's regroup to Humble's for now.

Chip(DD knight) 308090

>>308084
>>308079
"Alright lets bail out of here first then."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308096

>>308090
>>308086
"We're still getting paid though, right?"

>>308087
I keep chuckling.
"Maybe he likes frills more."

Wf+6 308099

>>308089
He won't be more helpful on a reroll.

The amount of information you would have received would have been trivial, anyway.

There is only one way to force information in a communion. It's an extremely evil-aligned spell called Torment Dead.

>>308096
The Lieutenant distributes two doubloons to everyone. For the uninitiated, these things are huge, and solid gold. Each one is very valuable.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308100

>>308099
Even me?

Wf+6 308101

>>308087
He shakes his head. "That's not how spies really work. You have to trick them into thinking you're someone else!"

Wf+6 308102

>>308100
Yes. It's more money than you or your mother has ever held in your hands at once.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308103

>>308096
"Well, dhu! Otherwise, why would we do it?"
>>308099
>Torment Dead
That goes on the list too!
But let's go for the cannons now.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308105

>>308099
I smile and back the coin
"Lovely."
Let's get back to Humble's

Chip(DD knight) 308108

>>308099
I then put the doubloons securely in my pack.

>>308105
"Alright then, lets"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308109

>>308099
I inspect the money with huge glistening eyes and a grin.
"Oh my fucking goodness this is pure fucking gold!~"
Rolling contain myself at the sight and sensation of so much money in such little time '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308111

>>308101
"Oh. That's kinda silly… how do you trick someone into thinking you're someone else? Magic?"
>>308102
My eyes sparkle at the doubloons.
"Is this… is this real gold?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308112

>>308099
Also, pocket the gold coins.
>>308109
>>308108
>>308105
"We should take out the cannons, they are nearby."

Light Heart [Warlord] 308113

>>308109
"I told you."

>>308111
"Yes it is. Isn't it lovely?"

Wf+6 308114

>>308111
The maid-dressed pony gives you a deadly serious look. "Are you doubting the veracity of my currency, private?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308115

>>308111
I look at her still grinning like an idiot
"You bet it is! Pure fucking gold, cupcake! It's worth sooooo much I can't even tell you how glad I am that I took this job!"

Chip(DD knight) 308116

>>308112
"If the cannons are nearby then lets destroy it now!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308117

>>308113
"It is it is! I've- I- How much is this even worth?"
>>308114
"N- No mister Lieutenant! I just… I've never seen gold before!"
>>308115
"…What's pure fucking gold?"

Wf+6 308119

>>308116
The Lieutenant nods. "I should get rid of this disguise. I don't think it will work outside of this building. Might even draw attention. Which one of you ladies wants to carry it for me? And by ladies, I mean a general disparaging remark from a superior officer, not a literal statement."

Wf+6 308120

>>308117
While there is no perfect translation, it's worth roughly fifty bits per doubloon.

Chip(DD knight) 308121

>>308117
>>308115
I just smirk at these two

>>308119
Let me put it in my pack.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308122

>>308119
"We already have a nurse, she could wear it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308123

>>308117
"Gold, that is not messed up by anything else! It's just cleaner than bits that have all those other worthless things in it! Just. Gold!"

I let out a victorious laugh.

Chip(DD knight) 308124

>>308122
Or perhaps that could work.

Wf+6 308125

>>308122
"Oh gosh~. Only if Miss Heart wants me to."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308126

>>308125
"Does my vote count? Because I vote yes!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308127

>>308125
>>308126
Giggle up at this.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308128

>>308125
I chuckle softly
"I'm not sure, you look pretty adorable in your outfit already."

Chip(DD knight) 308134

>>308125
She do look adorable.

I then look at Ruxiang
"where's the cannons?"

Wf+6 308135

>>308128
She smiles and edges a little closer to you. "I'll stay like this."

Chip takes the outfit and puts it in his pack.

You all make it to the wall, and the Lieutenant goes in and emerges a few minutes later.

"The deed is done. Let's go debrief, soldiers."

You all return to Humble's house.

Just trying to move things along.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308141

>>308135
Well that was quick.
"So, who's here for the big plan?"

Chip(DD knight) 308142

>>308135
I speak with Sunny along the way.
"So you are a 'pretty' good demolitions expert I see back there."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308144

>>308141
"If it means more money I'm soooooooooooooo fucking in!"

Wf+6 308149

>>308142
"The best! It was a crime against the corps when I was discharged! But a crime that has had justice exacted."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308151

>>308144
"Good pony! But before we start that, I have to meet with somepony."
>>308149
Ask Abilio for a portal, get the hilt and come back to Humble's.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308153

>>308135
Right then. How much money do I have now? Nearly 200 bits?
"Miss Rosemary, you did well back there. I'm happy to see your loyalty to me being that strong."

Chip(DD knight) 308156

>>308149
"Well their fault for letting you slip by." I smiled
"Well, I myself am a repairer of ships and structures but I have little idea on the mechanism of firearms and explosives. How does it work?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308157

>>308151
"That's good I guess… I need to do something real quick now too."

Take off my rifle from it's saddle and clean the barrel.
Proper and regular weapon maintaince!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308158

>>308149
Is it almost time for either of the events?
Like Cloudy's date or the Order thing?

Wf+6 308159

Main [Pause]

Mini [Resume]

Feel free to seek out trainers and roleplay.

>>308153
You have roughly 100 bits. For balance purposes I didn't give money to Rosemary. This is absolutely no canon reason that justifies this, only that you would get double rewarded for every mission since Rosemary would be willing to give you her stuff.

She beams proudly, though blushing.

>>308156
"Basic engineering. I'll show you on the cannons back at the ship."

>>308158
One hour until the Order event. Four until Cloudy's date.

Wf+6 308160

>>308151
Got it.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308161

Felfire [Necromancer] 308162

>>308160
Go into town and look for the cobbler. Leave my undeads at Humble's if I have to go anywhere near the cult.

Chip(DD knight) 308163

>>308159
"Alright I'm game." I tap a light bro hoof on his shoulder.

Check his flank, does he look good without the dress?
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 308164

>>308159
But I had bits before right? I had a 100 and used some to buy my clothing?
"Now…"
I move a little closer, nuzzling her cheek
"How about that massage?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308165

>>308159
I guess I go see…
Spring!
"Hey momma… is there anything you can teach me? Um, I… mister Chip brought me along with the other pirates, and… they kind of… gotintoareallybadfight."

Wf+6 308167

>>308161
It's all cleaned up.

>>308162
You remember the location of the place. You go in with trepidation. He seems to have been expecting you. Oh right: birds.

>>308163
Not so much. He doesn't make much of a trap.

>>308164
You're right, you have 150. I didn't note it because you never had it minted.

>>308165
She considers for a moment. "Okay, sweetie. Let's go over some of your older materials, and then we'll see if you're ready to move on."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308168

>>308167
Good!
Place it back on the saddle, then look around.

Chip(DD knight) 308169

>>308167
Still follow him up to the main deck and see how much I can learn from him.

"If you want, perhaps I can also teach you some stuff regarding ships."

Light Heart [Warlord] 308170

>>308167
Unfurl my wings and motion Rosemary over
"The wings please. I need to wind down before I get too stressed again."

Chip(DD knight) 308171

>>308169
Wait, ask Albilio first as to what happened to the corpse of Nursing heart.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308172

>>308167
"Hey there. I guess you saw all the ruckus we did in town so far, uh?"
Smile at him and show him the hilt.
"What can you tell me of this? Found it after talking with some god from another plane of existance a few hundred meters from here."

Wf+6 308175

>>308164
She nods, eagerly, and follows you into Humble's bedroom, you lock the door. She seems to be waiting for your lead. What a loyal follower.

>>308170
She starts with a wing massage with her telekinesis, a little too shy to make contact. How relaxing is it? '1d10'/10

>>308169
On your way out of Terrebonne's room, she stops you. "Chip. You have brought a corpse to me. If you want it brought back, you must pay a terrible price."

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 308176

Wf+6 308177

>>308175
When she sees her telekinesis isn't doing it, she panics and moves in, caressing your wings by hoof. Is it any better? '1d10'/10

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 308179

>>308175
I look at Sunny. "This might take a minute or two."

I follow terrabonne.
"Uhh…. what terrible price are we speaking off?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308181

>>308175
>>308177
I chuckle and turn my head slightly
"Come on now, I wont bite. Unless you're into that. Just calm down and use your telekinesis. Don't be shy."

Wf+6 308185

>>308172
He examines it. "Tartarian make… Nightmare inscriptions. Looks like a balanced hilt… Interesting." He looks up at you. "What kind of weapon do you want it forged into?"

>>308179
She breaks out in laughter. "One doubloon."

You have 4.5.

>>308177
She's not impressing, so she sort of withdraws, sadly.

>>308181
With your encouragement, she tries one more time, getting intimately close. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 308186

>>308185
"What kind of weapon can you make out of it?"

Chip(DD knight) 308189

>>308185
I frown a bit, I then hand out a doubloon to her.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308190

>>308167
I try to recall what she's taught me.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 308191

>>308185
"Tsk. Tsk."
Just put my wings around her and give her a good ol' winghug
"You'll need some practice, it seems."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308193

>>308185
pls don't ignore me

Let's look around the house for
A, anyone who has an impressive gun or rifle or something
B, a mare that looks good
C, A combination of the two would be best

Wf+6 308197

>>308186
"It's a versatile weapon, could make pretty much anything out of it. Of course, I can tell it was originally a blade. Whatever is forged onto it will have an effect on its properties."

>>308191
Drawn in close, she blushes, and returns the hug, neck around neck. '1d10+1'

>>308193
Ruxiang has an impressive looking pistol. Spring Water is pretty attractive.

>>308190
After going through a few basic lessons on anatomy, she seems pleased. "Let me show you how to calm a patient down. I don't think we've ever practiced psychology, and it may be important if you're treating Light Heart…"

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 308198

Felfire [Necromancer] 308199

>>308197
"And you have no idea what kind of properties it will take?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308200

>>308197
'1d2'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 308201

>>308197
The poor mare can't get a break, she stumbles over to the bed and collapses, covering her head with shame, hiding her head under the pillow. Okay, granted, that was a pretty poor hug, but she's not going to take the initiative any more. Looks like you'll have to go on the offensive to get your wing massage.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308203

>>308200
>>308197
Guns first, chasing tail later!
Go to Ruxiang.
"Hey! You did pretty great back there. Didn't see you use that beauty though."
Point at his gun.

Wf+6 308206

>>308198
Yours just takes longer to write, I didn't miss it!

Terrebonne gives you a toothy grin as she takes the doubloon, then she sets to work over the corpse. Shadows course around her, and you think you see a flash, but before you know it, Nurturing Heart is stirring on the bed.

>>308199
"I have a general idea. It's a Nemesis hilt."

>>308203
He nods. "Only for very dangerous enemies. High powered pistol. Do not waste bullets."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308208

>>308197
"You know about miss Light Heart too?"

Wf+6 308210

>>308208
"She came and spoke to me after you. She was surprised to see me grown up… something I'm still thankful for."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308211

>>308206
"Okay now you got my attention.
What's that?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308212

>>308201
I chuckle and settle down on bed next to her
"Having trouble? You don't seem awfully experienced at this."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308213

>>308206
"Oh? It uses special bullets I assume?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308214

>>308208
Also a roll for something if I need it.
'1d10'
>>308210
"Oh… Do you think there's anything I can do to help her condition?"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 308215

>>308206
Wait for he work to be done.

Wf+6 308220

>>308212
"W-well, before you, I've never… you know."

>>308213
He nods. "And powder. And mechanism."

>>308211
"Blessed by Nemesis herself — in legend, anyway. She is said to be the daughter of the Aspect of Tartarus and the Aspect of the Night. Dispenser of justice, fate, and fortune."

>>308214
She thinks. "I'm betting a clever mare like Light Heart would have solved her problem by now if it was fixable. But that doesn't mean we can't treat the symptoms to make her life easier. Reduce suffering."

>>308215
The work is done. Your trap is ready. Terrebonne shoos him out of her bed.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308222

>>308220
"Can it set ponies of fire though? Or freeze them?"

I flash a cocky grin.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308223

>>308220
My eyes widen slightly
"Really? Well that does explain a lot."
Take away the pillow and motion for her to sit upright

Felfire [Necromancer] 308225

>>308220
"I think I met this Nemesis you speak of.
And she's the godness of justice? Ah.
Now, what to forge… Suggestions?"

Wf+6 308226

>>308222
He shakes his head. "No, this pistol is for killing, not for start campfire."

>>308223
She follows your commands. She is a masassage in your masseure's grip.

And yes those are both made up words.

>>308225
He shrugs. "Her traditional weapon in myth was the flail."

Chip(DD knight) 308229

>>308220
>>308220
I assisted Nurse hearts.
"Do you feel alright? Are you okay?" I hold his hoof.

">… also sorry for last time."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308230

>>308226
"But I'm more of a scythe kind of girl. You think you coul pull it off?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308232

>>308226
"Ponies on fire usually die, y'know. And now I'm curious what it can do."

Light Heart [Warlord] 308233

>>308226
Unfurl my wings again
"Try it one more time. Don't be afraid. I just want to wind down. If you fail… I will have to punish you."
I wink at her

Wf+6 308234

>>308230
He shakes his head. "It's your blade. It must obey you. I will help, but you must forge it."

He gestures at a huge hammer in the corner of his basement where you guys are apparently talking, which glows with orange runes.

"The Master's Hammer."

>>308232
He gives you a look. "Just a gun! Good gun, though. More important than gun is pony that uses it."

>>308229
He shakes his head uncertainly. "I… I remember you came to save me… something happened… I was in another world, or a dream? And now I'm back here…"

>>308233
She nods and gives another determined look. Hers is surely the massage that will pierce the heavens! '1d10+3'

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308235

>>308220
"How do we do that? Aside from her nitro… nitroglycerin pills, I mean."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308237

>>308234
"Is that so? Then how do you use it?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308238

>>308234
Close my eyes and sigh in contentment
"Much better… Now that is relaxing."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308239

>>308234
Go near it and take it in my hooves.
"But I'm no metalworker!"

Chip(DD knight) 308242

>>308234
"Well, you are safe. It is best if you rest for now." I lead him to a bed in a corner.

Wf+6 308246

>>308238
She works your wings steadily, so much so that you begin to lose track of time and all going on around you. When you finally refocus, you're on your back, wings still being massaged my telekinesis. Your legs have relaxed open. It would seem the massage has slowed because your faithful nurse is getting distracted.

>>308237
He sighs. "Pull trigger, fast. Draw weapon, fast."

>>308235
"There's more to healing than just pills, Summer. You need to help relax the patient. Keeping her calm is key to keeping her heart rate steady."

>>308242
He stutters. "B-but wait! I'm so unsure of myself now… who am I? Am I a stallion nurse? Or am I your little mare?"

>>308239
He gives you a hearty laugh. "But I am. I will guide your hooves. But it is important YOU wield the hammer."

308253

>>308246
"Okay… I guess. Do I do it like this?"
Try to wield the hammer in a non-awkward manner.

Roll #0 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308255

>>308246
"… that's it? I always have my rifle drawn by way of my saddle. I only need to fire it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308256

>>308246
"How do I relax her?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308259

>>308246
You smell that? That's the smell of LESBIAN HORSEX about to go down.

You may just fade to black

Unless you really want to write carpetmunching horses

Chip(DD knight) 308261

>>308246
oh dear here we go.
I give him an awkward smile.
"Your name Is Nurturing Hearts, you are a nurse of.. this ship. You are always both a good nurse and my little mare."
With that Cuddle him hard.

Wf+6 308264

>>308255
He seems to get frustrated and drags you out behind the house.

"You want to learn how to shoot safe, or shoot fast? I only teaching you so you stop bothering me."

>>308256
"Speak softly [-]and carry a big stick[-]. Remind her that she's in control. Deep breaths. Let me show you how to resuscitate."

>>308259
It's all for your benefit. Goes to black if you want it to, basically. That's all fluff is.

>>308253
He smiles. "You've got it!"

He brings out a pre-heated piece of metal, and lays a pattern over it.

"Now go! Work!"

>>308261
She seems content with that answer, and you cuddle for some time. You don't think she'll be able to sort out the mental damage on her own, so having no other identity to grasp onto, she accepts her new role. From now on, barring PC intervention, she identifies as female and is a submissive romantic interest to you, and won't leave the ships.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308267

>>308264
I grin.
"Why not both? Shoot fast AND safe!"

308268

>>308264
Okay. Let him take my hooves and do the work.
Hammer on the hot metal and shape the weapon that will accompany me through my journey into lichdom and beyond!

Roll #0 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308269

>>308264
Do I learn from what she's teaching? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 308270

>>308264
Just this once. Go for it. Entertain me.

Wf+6 308273

>>308269
You do, but only because you have a high Understanding stat.

Summer Seas intelligence stats:

[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Acuity
[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Acumen
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Adroitness
[▓▓▓▓░░░░░░] Aptitude
[▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░] Brilliance
[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Cleverness
[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Comprehension
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Cunning
[░░░░░░░░░░] Deviousness
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Enlightenment
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Erudition
[░░░░░░░░░░] Guile
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Gumption
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Ingenuity
[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Judgment
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Knowledge
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Learning
[▓▓▓▓░░░░░░] Perception
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Perspicacity
[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Prudence
[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Reason
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Sagacity
[░░░░░░░░░░] Savvy
[▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░] Understanding
[░░░░░░░░░░] Wile
[▓░░░░░░░░░] Wisdom
[▓▓░░░░░░░░] Wit

>>308268
You have trouble at first, but the Cobbler's experienced, calloused hooves reach around and guide yours. You feel stronger with his hands on the mallet. In no time, your weapon is cooling, and he dips it in the water.

"Give the steel time to level. There is no need to fold this steel: it is enchanted. It is ready."

>>308267
He seems frustrated and shakes his head. "Safe, then."

He drags you to the far end of the yard, and points at an empty glass on the fence. "Shoot that."

>>308270
Next post, need some time to get this written.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308274

>>308273
Alright.
So what do I understand now?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308275

>>308273
"Okay!"
Flip the scope down from my top hat, then shoot it!
Marksman shot, '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 308276

>>308273
"Would you look at that…"
Okay, my new fucking awesome weapon is ready I guess.
Fuck yeah!
"So I will have to test it out on a living target to see the enchant in action, I guess?"
How does it look anyway?

Chip(DD knight) 308278

>>308264
Arg… must go back to Sunny…

Plant a light kiss on Nurse hearts cheecks and grab her flank for a squeeze before standing up.
"Rest for now, I'll be back later." I said.

Wait for her reply before going to Sunny

Wf+6 308289

>>308273
You spread your legs wider, welcoming her. The nervous mare approaches your lower lips, and pauses, unsure, before you guide her into position by wing. The massage was enough on its own, but now you're writhing. You can't resist. For now, you are the follower, and she is the warlord. With each lap, toying with you, experimenting and exploring, learning how to treat a mare, she sends you into another wave of pleasure. You almost don't notice when she starts to climb up, setting her ear on your chest. She whispers to you, "You've played with my heart long enough, now I'll play with yours." This is at least sufficiently cheesy a line to go in a porno.

Indeed, your blood pump is flailing as her magic stops exercising your wings, and instead sets to work on your region. You almost resist, but the effort of staying calm — slurred by your pleasure — takes up all of your concentration. You're puddy in her hooves, and she starts acting on all the lust she's built up to this point. Your lower lips kiss, and a trail of fluid connects the two of you as she draws back before setting into a rhythmic motion, in time with your heart. In between beats, she whispers nothings into your ear, and explores your body.

You'd rate it at around an 11/10 CARPETMUNCHING LESBIAN HORSESEX.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308290

>>308289
You didn't need to write a damn novel!

Wf+6 308296

>>308275
You manage to hit it, but glass goes everywhere and stabs you in multiple places! You take three hits.

>>308274
You're a much better medic combat psychologist now.

>>308276
It's pretty badass. Somehow the runes from the hilt have transferred themselves to the blade, even though you didn't carve them.

>>308278
She grins. "I can't wait."

You find Sunny belowdecks on the gun deck. You'd say he was kissing the gunner's daughter, but he's really just leaning over the gun to clean it.

"Ah, you're here! Good."

Light Heart [Warlord] 308298

>>308289
Either way 11/10 is a very good score. And I didn't even get a heart attack!

Cuddle with her for a while longer, then get up to refresh myself and head out.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308299

>>308296
Oh.
Neat.
"Thanks momma!"
I give her a hug.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308300

>>308296
"…shit."

Wf+6 308302

>>308300
He tsks at you. "See, point of shooting from distance is to be safe from retaliation. Watch. I intentionally cause splinter."

He resets a glass, then fires.

Roll #1 = 2

Glass flies everywhere, but none of it lands on either of you.

"Distance shot. Useful trick. Not get in harm's way."

Wf+6 308304

>>308299
She returns your hug. "I'm glad to see you still are about what's most important."

>>308298
She cuddles with you for a while before falling asleep. You get sufficiently cleaned up before leaving.

(Brief pause, back in 5-10)

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308305

>>308302
"…how'd you do that?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308306

>>308304
Leave a kiss on her forehead, then leave and meet with Summer and Spring

Felfire [Necromancer] 308307

>>308296
"Okay, this is freaky. And awesome."
Swing it around.
"I'm gonna try it on the Boar!"
That stinking and hateful undead is here, right?

Chip(DD knight) 308316

>>308296
OOC: was out for awhile.

"Good to see you. What are you doing?" I approach him.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308317

>>308299
"Am I interrupting something?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308318

>>308304
"Why wouldn't I ever wanna help ponies? Oh!"
I take out the doubloons from my bag.
"I got these for helping today too!"

Wf+6 308323

>>308305
"Distance Shot all about calculating greatest range of motion of target. Taking out method of retaliation. Arms, legs. In this case, shoot at part of glass that not send glass everywhere."

>>308306
You find the two right outside your room in Humble's house.

>>308307
Yes, but the Seance ended ages ago.

>>308316
He nods. "Working the cannons. Making sure they're clean. Powder is a good safe way to show someone how to work explosives… but I think I have a trick more suited to your talents."

>>308318
She's shocked. "Summer, where did you get that kind of money? Sweetie, you didn't take it from anyone while you were with those pirates, did you?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308324

>>308323
Oh who ca-
No wait. I want to hear this disrespectful stinkbag squirm.
Seance.
'1d10'
Then, with a grin, move closer and flash the scythe.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 308325

308327

>>308324
Mh… Retry?

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 308328

>>308323
"Well its a trick that I like to learn, what are then the basics sir?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308329

>>308323
"Huh… so instead of killing right away, I should make sure to make them unable to hit back for an easy kill?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308330

>>308323
"No, mister Lieutenant gave it to me for healing all the other pirates!"
>>308317
"Oh, hi miss Light Heart, what are you doing here? Is your heart doing alright?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308331

>>308330
"My heart is soothed thanks to miss Rosemary. I'm here because of her actually."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308332

>>308331
"Oh. What's the matter?"
I sniff the air.
"…what's that smell?"

Wf+6 308335

>>308324
Your connection is too weak to establish. You must not be getting good reception down here.

>>308327
You do eventually get it to work after embarrassing yourself in front of the Cobbler. It occurs to you that this is the first time he's seen you NOT as a filly, but he seems to have taken it in stride. Perhaps his bird network had him take that little shock hours ago.

In any case, the link works, though he's not talking. This dead man tells no tales.

>>308328
"You already know 'em, private. I heard Ruxiang's report. You identified some weak foundations and took 'em out. That's good work. You have the beginnings of a siege engineer. I can show you how to take out even stronger walls."

He jabs a hoof into the reinforced wood of the Fancy. It visibly cracks, and there's a hole when he withdraws it. "It's not all about force. It's about how you use your motion. The weak points. Chinks in the armor."

>>308325
"Not really."

>>308332
Spring is quick to assure you, "Don't worry honey. It's just a type of medicine. Odd smell, as many do."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308336

Light Heart [Warlord] 308338

>>308332
She cleaned herself!
I sniff
"… nothing. Either way, miss Spring, I hear you are a doctor, correct?"

Wf+6 308339

>>308329
He shakes his head. "Kill when you can kill without retaliation, as I did with the Major. There are some enemies you cannot fell in one blow, however. You were not there, but I strung along a mighty dragon for many minutes this way. Saved lives."

308340

>>308335
Oh c'mon, I had even told him I was not a filly!
Okay, time to try the blade. Have the undead stand still and attack it!

Roll #0 5 = 5

Wf+6 308341

>>308338
"It is true. I used to run my own practice."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308342

>>308339
"Hmmm… let me try."

Can I shoot another glass?
Or, three more?
'3d10'

Roll #1 10, 5, 3 = 18

Wf+6 308344

>>308342
You seem to have it down. Even when you screw up, the glass lands harmlessly by the target itself.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308345

>>308341
"Then undoubtedly you must know quite a lot about medical matters. And undoubtedly you know about my condition and the reason why I keep miss Rosemary close?"

Chip(DD knight) 308347

>>308335
>>308335
"I see, so identifying the weakpoints is what matters most." I look at the crack he made.

"Then one can put just enough explosive on a weak point and a wall would crumble down."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308348

>>308335
"Oh, okay!"
Would Spring really be the type to hide that much from her daughter? I mean, she probably knows enough about sexuality and all that jazz just from what she's been taught and what she's helped her mother with in their clinic.
>>308341
"Yeah, she-"
>>308345
"She said you told her in private. Didn't you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308351

>>308344
"Haha! Great!"
Step a bit closer to him with a pout.
"Show me the fast way too, please?"

Wf+6 308354

>>308340
Sure, but he didn't actually see you form. I was just commenting on it in passing.

Your swing a bit wide, unused to the weight. It felt normal before… but now it feels more agile, faster… more maneuverable. +1 to your next swing.

>>308348
Sure, but she doesn't want to distract from the conversation at hand. Spring is also a casual liar, in my estimation.

>>308348
"It was a brief conversation, granted."

>>308351
He shakes his head. "Time to make my report. Practice on your own."

308355

>>308354
How did it… Let's try again.

Roll #0 4 + 1 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 308356

>>308348
I think for a moment
"I did? Maybe my memory is a bit hazy then. I'll keep it short, miss Rosemary is quite the nurse but she lacks real advanced medical skills. I would greatly appreciate it if you could aid her in improving her skills in some way."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308357

>>308354
Brush up to him slightly.
"Please please please please pleaseeeee?"

Wf+6 308358

>>308347
He nods. "But in many cases, explosives aren't even necessary. You don't have a hard hoof like I do, but I can show you how to tear down even stone with a good punch. You have big arms! You can take it, soldier."

Wf+6 308360

>>308357
He gently whaps you on the nose with the butt of his pistol. "Go bother someone else! I told you I was only showing you so that you would let me be. I swear, proverb about giving mouse cookie is true."

Light Heart [Warlord] 308361

>>308356
This being directed at both Spring and Summer

Chip(DD knight) 308362

>>308358
"Wha?? how?" I give a confused look.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308363

>>308360
Rub my nose
"Hey, here's a deal, you teach me that fast way and I'll get out of your mane! Not only now, but later too! Becuase you know I'll have to keep pestering you until you teach me that too!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308367

>>308356
>>308361
"Uh… sure! We can do that, right momma?"

Wf+6 308370

>>308356
>>308361
Spring sighs. "Well, I am still teaching Summer. I don't see why she couldn't sit in on some of the classes, though Summer is probably a bit advanced…"

>>308362
"An old military trick. Jam the sharps of your fingers into the crack and twist. If it hurts? Another old military trick: focus the pain down to one point, then snuff it out! Final military trick? Cheat."

He pulls a steel cestus out of a chest near the gun. "I want you to have this. I don't have any diamond dog subordinates anyway. I can't use it."

308373

>>308370
Okay guess that second 5 was not worth describing. Can I retry? I mean, it's a still target, damnit!

Roll #0 6 + 1 = 7

Wf+6 308379

>>308373
(5): You miss miserably, but the blade seems to get even lighter still. It's very mobile now. +2.

(8): Finally, you get in a good stab, and the minion crumples to the floor. As you strike, you feel the energy release itself from the blade. -2 to your next attack.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308381

Light Heart [Warlord] 308382

>>308370
Put a hoof on her shoulder and smile
"I'm sure she'll learn. Thank you miss Spring Water. Do this for me and I'll repay somehow."
Move a little closer and whisper
"I could even show you my appreciation in a different way~"

Chip(DD knight) 308383

>>308370
"Hmmm.." I wore it and feel how it fits.

"I.. uhh.. thanks."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308384

>>308379
Ah.
I get it.
Damn double edged blade, uh?
This thing could get me in serious danger. Is there a way to discharge the negative energy harmlessly?

Wf+6 308387

>>308363
He waps you again and goes indoors. "Crazy bird pony!"

That's an odd thing for a fellow pegasus to say.

>>308382
She gives you a very odd look and pushes you away with a hoof. "I'm sure you can find some way."

>>308383
It felts like a glove. Or at least like a cestus. Your whole arm feels much stronger, as though there's an enchantment in addition to the steel.

>>308384
Anything that can't respond, like a minion.

Chip(DD knight) 308390

>>308387
"Where did you get this?" I asked Sunny while I test it out on a piece of wood that is lying around.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308392

>>308387
So I'd suffer no counterattack? Real good.
Give one last slash to the now a bit too dead boar and be off.
'1d10+-2'
"Now, this I really like…" Smile at the cobbler.
"You still haven't told me your real name, you know?"

Roll #1 7 - 2 = 5

Wf+6 308393

>>308390
"Off a captain's corpse."

You have no trouble smashing through the loose planks used for emergency repairs to the ships.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308394

>>308387
"Awww…"

Keep practicing shooting a bit.
Mix some elements in every now and then.
'3d10'
'r2 1d10+2' Fire
'r3 1d10' Marksman shot
'r4 1d10+2' Frost

Roll #1 5, 7, 3 = 15 / Roll #2 7 + 2 = 9 / Roll #3 6 = 6 / Roll #4 2 + 2 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 308396

>>308387
Crap.
I scrunch
"Some coin maybe? Hmmm… I'll find a way. Can't have enough doctors after all."
I wave goodbye and go over to Abilio.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308398

>>308387
I poke Spring in the side.
"Um… momma? Do you mind if I go see mister Doc Peg? I wanna see what he has for me to do too…"
>>308396
I wave bye to her.

Chip(DD knight) 308399

>>308393
"Whoa, thats something." I exclaimed. "Thanks for this."

I then look at him.
"I presume there is some task you need of me to be done?"

Wf+6 308403

>>308398
She sighs. "Maybe I should go with you. I've heard odd things about him…"

>>308399
He shrugs. "You helped save my hide. I figured I'd repay you in kind. Maybe you remind me a little of myself."

>>308396
"Yes?" He looks up from his book.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308405

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308406

>>308403
"He's nice, really! But you can come along if you want."
I lead Spring to Doc Peg's place.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308407

>>308394
Well, after that's done I guess I'll look for that pretty mare I saw earlier.
I do have to get those glass cuts healed.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308408

>>308403
I smile and take a seat in front of him
"Mister Abilio. I do hope I'm not disturbing your no doubt fascinating study. It's just that I'd like to discuss something."

Wf+6 308413

>>308392
"For many years I was called Leper, but I prefer my title now. Just call me Cobbler."

>>308406
Spring is still very apprenhensive about crossing the Tartarian plane, even if you aren't. She follows reluctantly.

>>308407
She's gone! Wait, is that her ass, receding into that horrible burning nether portal?

>>308408
He sets down the book. "Go ahead."

Chip(DD knight) 308415

>>308403
I smile and remove the cestus from my paws.
"Alrighty then, perhaps I'll grab a drink or two if you like."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308416

>>308413
Ask someone nearby!
"Hey, what the crap is that?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308417

>>308413
"Alright. What you want to be called is cool too, I guess.
So, what is that you want to teach me?"
Sit in front of him and grin.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308419

>>308413
I keep smiling
"Mister Abilio, you are the captain of the Pillager's Fancy. A position like that can't be earned easily. How did you do it? And… can you teach me some of your tricks?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308422

>>308413
"It's… still pretty scary, but if you just keep moving and watch your step it's fine!"
I take her to Doc Peg now.

Wf+6 308423

>>308415
He waves you on. "Go ahead. I have my own flask. Specially brewed by the Doctor himself."

He indicates his hip flask.

>>308416
Marsh pipes up. "Just a Tartarian Gateway. We use them to get to the ships."

Abilio rolls his eyes at the word "just".

"It's a highly advanced type of magic that few ponies have ever been able to perform."

>>308417
He expounds on how to see through the eyes of the dead, but you're feeling awfully drained from all of your learning today. You don't think you can concentrate enough for this.

>>308419
He inclines his head. "Years of work and perseverance, honing my craft and position on the ship. All of that just put me in the right place. The previous Captain died to make me the Captain."

>>308422
You arrive at his clinic to find it empty. Apparently he's not here right now.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308425

>>308423
"Oh crap… it looks scary…well now, uh, how do I use it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308426

>>308423
2bad.
Okay quick meta time: Is there anything I can learn today? Because otherwise I'll go to sleep, really tired.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308428

>>308423
Oh…
Can I find him anywhere? '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 308429

>>308423
"But how do you uphold your authority? How do you make your crew listen to your every command? Just through gold and respect? Fear even?"

Chip(DD knight) 308431

>>308423
"Alright then." Find good drinks around the ship.

'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 308432

>>308426
go to bed

Felfire [Necromancer] 308433

>>308432
Sad.
I will have my revenge.
Someday.
Now I gotta sleep.
Goodnight. Back to Humble's I go!

Wf+6 308439

>>308425
"It's just a little spacial rift that leads to a dimension of hellfire. All you gotta do is go through it and not lose your concentration, otherwise you'll immediately plummet into the fire. Easy enough for you, or are you too much of a filly to go on your own?"

>>308429
"Perhaps. Why do you vie so for my favor? I am respected by my crew for my power. Not just magical… social, economic. That is not all there is to command, though."

Wf+6 308441

>>308431
You find yourself returning to the cask of special reserve.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308447

>>308439
"… do tell me more. I'd simply love to learn more."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308449

>>308439
"Uh… shit… I'm not, but I'd really would have gone with that mare from earlier…"
Breath in, breath out.
"Okay, I can do this."

Walk in and hopefully end up on those ships.
Rolling to maintain composure
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 308450

>>308441
Take some and put it in a flask too, then go visit Hearts and see her condition.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308454

Wf+6 308464

>>308428
You've already learned from Doc Peg today. The next upgrade you get is the full Improved Spellcasting. Your tree will really branch out when you reach your turningpoint in the next city, don't worry.
You're having trouble looking, but you determine he's not on the Pillager's Fancy.

>>308449
You make it across like a champ. You probably looked pretty cute with the way you were worked up, though.

>>308447
"Command is quid pro quo. Give and take. A tyrant will find himself in mutiny. And those who lack a spine are even worse off."

>>308450
You find her down on the bunk level. She went through your pack while you were gone, and is now wearing the maid outfit.

She's surprised when you show up. "A-ah, sorry Chip. I just felt so naked outside of a dress… this was for me, right? I'm your only little mare, right?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308469

>>308464
"…I… I did it! Haha! I did it! Yes, I'm the best!"

Now look for her!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 308472

>>308464
"Yes, I am aware of that. I do have some experience in the field. Although the problem remains knowing exactly what to give."

Wf+6 308474

>>308469
You manage to end up lost on the bottom level of the ship. You doubt she's down here in the bilge.

>>308472
"That's where knowing the proper leverage comes into play. It's why Smitts is my first mate. He always knows."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308477

>>308474
"This was silly."
Ah!
Medbay!
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 308480

>>308477
You find the clinic, but it's abandoned. Hurm.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308481

>>308474
"Hmmm… I will make sure to talk to him as well at some point in that case. Anything more you can share with me?"
I give him an expectant smile.
How long does it actually take to learn something?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308482

>>308464
Oh, alright then.
I guess I'm just gonna go back to Humble's house and rest I guess…
I'm honestly clueless for what to do now.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308483

>>308480
Damn!
Fly around and find her on this ship!
I saw her come here!
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 308484

>>308464
Oh damnit…..
"… Yes? Well it was for you." I smile back and approach her, sizing her up.

"To tell the truth, it suits you well."

Wf+6 308485

>>308482
Sleep. We session tomorrow at normal time. Knock out sidequest, run the Order event, and maybe even start the assault. Climax soon, fellow stalker.

>>308483
You crash into the mast and fall to the deck. You do not look like a clever pony right now.

>>308481
Varies based on your questions.
"Delegation. Though you don't really practice it, do you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308489

>>308485
Rub my nose and walk from now.
I MUST FIND HER
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 308490

>>308485
"No, I'd rather stay in control myself."

Wf+6 308493

>>308484
She gives you a lazy smile and raises her tail.

"I should hope so~. I would be lost without you. I am your little mare, after all."

>>308489
You finally spot the duo returning to the cabin. Summer heads through the portal, but you stop Spring before she can.

>>308490
"Yes… but even in cases of direct command, you have to delegate some things. Listen, it may be easy to push around a little nurse that's enamored with you, but if you do everything for her, she won't become skilled on her own. Still, you can't let her go free. So that leaves…"

He wants you to finish his statement.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308497

>>308493
"Oh, hey! You are a medic, right?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308504

>>308493
Hmph, if only this guy knew.
"… passing on certain authorities to her?"

Chip(DD knight) 308505

>>308493
Why are you so aggresive!!
Take her there and now!!
You decide how it goes.

Wf+6 308691

Meanwhile…
Borders Skewed

Well, sometimes life sucks. Why can't the eternal quest for knowledge be seen as noble in and of itself? Well, you know the answer: the bottom line. A city official has just left your workshop. They're going to evict you and repossess everything. Apparently your strategy of playing dumb on tax dodging didn't work.

You're just about to lose hope when a pegasus opens the door to your workshop. What a busy day. You rarely see one visitor a week. Now two?

"Mister Skewed. I have a need to hire a seer."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308693

>>308691
"Well, well, well. What need have you? Whatever it be, I will of course charge you. Now, speak."

Wf+6 308694

>>308693
"Money is not an object."

He produces a gold piece nearly the size of a hubcap. Your time in the marketplace is enough to recognize pure gold when you see it. This is refined, not the coated, diluted gold of bits. It's incredibly valuable.

"There's a lot more where this came from. Do I have your attention yet?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308695

>>308694
Look mildly interested.

"Why, yes. Yes, you do. This will last me for quite a long time. A long, long time. Hmm. Yes."

Wf+6 308698

>>308695
"I'm going to knock over the bank of the Merchant's Guild in the mercantile district and waltz out the front door with some eight or nine thousand bits. I need someone to get a look at their defenses, and get our man inside. He'll work the locks, we'll work the guards. And I know your objection: the exact reason you haven't done it yourself all these years. The deadly treasury golems. They're the primary target. We're going to pry off their hands. The mint-grips."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308699

>>308698
"Right then. Not like I have very much to lose at this point. Now, first, we speak of my share. How much will you offer?"

Wf+6 308706

>>308699
"It's honest work. Jobber's delight. You'll get a gentleman's 2.5%, and it's no risk for you."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308707

>>308706
"Oh? But did you not mention that I would be helping to pry off their hands? Make that a 10% if I am."

Wf+6 308709

>>308707
He openly laughs at you. "I'm not even paying the crewmembers I've impressed into the heist more than 5%. And what good to you would that much dirty money be? Do you even know how to launder? That's why I operate on pure gold."

Impressed in the sense of "force to serve", of course."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308713

>>308709
"I have more uses for gold than money, you know. Regardless, I doubt that I will be very safe, if those guards come for us and I have to help you all disarm them. So I will take 5% as well."

Wf+6 308715

>>308713
"Bold. I'll offer you 5% and a ride off this rock after we've finished plundering this city to the ground. After we have the bank, we're going to loot the rest and burn it all to the ground. Hope you're not too attached."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308716

>>308715
"It is just a city. I can find another. I've little to pack, so we can leave as you please."

Wf+6 308720

>>308716
"Then make it so. The place is flat 103 in the Middle Class District. Get there soon."

With that, he vanishes. Interesting.

308723

>>308720
Quick, use my knowledge in magic to figure out what just happened. A teleport? Mirror image?

Roll #0 4 = 4

Wf+6 308726

>>308723
Your skills are sufficient to realize that vanish in this case refers to the fact that he closed the door behind him.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308728

>>308726
Ah.

Pack up my supplies and go meet him at the place. Looks like it's time to drift yet again.

Wf+6 308732

>>308728
Near the entrance to the middle class district, you find a little hole in the wall of a house. Knocking twice, the pegasus from before opens the door. It's a total menagerie of salty brigands.

You barely have time to take it all in before you're ushered inside and up to a tall unicorn in a tricorne.

He peers over his book — written entirely in Tartarian — at you. "You're the seer, I presume?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308735

>>308732
"Ahem. Yes, I am. Call me Borders. Or Skewed, whichever you prefer. Now, to business. What do you need doing?"

Wf+6 308741

>>308735
"We need blueprints… the entire layout of the bank. Guard counts, number of tellers and bankers, and of course the civilians. Everything."

He pushes a pen and paper toward you. "Well? Work your magic."

308746

>>308741
RIGHT BEFORE NEW HORSE

Rolling for Astral Projection

Roll #0 7 = 7

Wf+6 308820

>>308746
Astral Projection is Automatic.

You find yourself at the entrance to the Merchant's Guild bank. It's huge. There are a large number of Jew ponies at the desks inside, and large lines of civilians making withdraws. Looks like all the ruckus around the city today has caused a lot of withdraws.

Wf+6 308821

>>308820
You're still projecting, much like the average 4chan poster, meaning you can continue to explore as though you were at this location until you end spell. You can't talk until you end it.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308824

>>308820
Right.

Take note of the surroundings and find the way into their vault.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308826

So what's going on on my end?
Any miniquests/teacher stuff I need to resolve?

Wf+6 308833

>>308826
Not really until tomorrow. Your stuff really picks up in Autumnsreach. Don't worry too much about getting behind or something like that.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308837

Is it time yet? I need to get my mind off the episode.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308838

>>308833
I mostly just wanted something to do…
Especially after that whole fiasco yesterday. Wanna make myself useful today and all that for at least the hour or two that I have

Felfire [Necromancer] 308841

Okay let's get this shit started.
Stroll like a Boss into Humble's home and show off my new scythe.

Wf+6 308843

>>308841
Everyone's crowded around a table at the back. You see a newcomer that looks kind of zoned out across from Abilio.

>>308837
If is if you want it to be.

>>308824
You glide past the tellers and find a long hallway. There are several doors off to the side, but you can only presume the huge steel door directly ahead leads to the main vault.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308844

>>308843
Right then
All the way in, now. We can figure out a route in from here.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308845

>>308843
Sure I do.
If my talk with Abilio is over I'll go wake up Rosemary

Felfire [Necromancer] 308847

>>308843
Ponies here don't last long, otherwise we would need twenty boats, not three.
Approach Abilio.
"Who's the newcomer?"

Wf+6 308849

>>308847
"A seer has been hired for scrying the vault. He's busy with that now."

>>308845
You find her passed out on the bed, snoozing cutely. Her ear twitches a little bit when you touch her. "Mmmm…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308850

>>308849
"Nopony on board is capable of doing it? That's strange."
Cock my head and look at the newcomer.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308851

>>308849
Poke her belly with a hoof
"Miss Rosemary, do wake up now."

Wf+6 308853

>>308844
Right away, you see two lesser golems at the door. They are humanoid in shape, like diamond dogs, but lack heads, and are about the size of a buffalo on its hind legs.

Gliding past them, you see no less than fourteen more at work sorting bits and various valuables inside the vault. Overseeing them all, in the middle, is a hulking colossus. The great Treasury Golem reaches its hands into piles of gold, copper, and iron, and you can see the mechanisms of its hand hard at work, melting, forging, purifying, reforming, and stamping. Its hands alone mint hundreds of coins per minute, which it drops into a bin at its feet.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308854

>>308853
At least fourteen, and the golem itself.

Now, see if an alternate route to here is possible or if the only way through is the door.

Wf+6 308856

>>308850
"Not to the extent we need. I am the only one on the crew that can perform an astral projection, and I've already exerted myself considerably with the portals."

>>308854
The main door to the vault appears to be the only true entrance, but you can make rolls to learn more about the room.

Wf+6 308859

>>308851
She stirs. "Yes, Light? What is it? Is your heart alright? After a massage like that…"

308860

>>308856
Right. Maybe I can worm more cash out that way.

Figure out alternate entrances.

Roll #0 1 = 1

Nopony 308865

Felfire [Necromancer] 308866

>>308856
"Right. Well I better pick up the pace then, so you can lay off the portals and be more focused next time."
Smile at him.
"Also, check this out!"
Show him the scythe.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308868

>>308859
I smile
"My heart is doing just fine right now. And the massage was lovely. Either way, it's time to get up."

Wf+6 308870

>>308860
You examine the hulking treasury golem up close, but when it almost "looks" right at you, you panic and accidentally sever the projection. You're back in Humble's house.

>>308497
She stops and nods. "Yes… why?"

>>308866
He nods. "Yes, I see. It is an impressive weapon. Where was it made? You found a blacksmith?"

>>308868
She nods and climbs out of bed to follow you.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308872

Uh…
I guess I might as well go check up on Cloudy Stripes? See how she's doing?
I head over there.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308873

>>308870
Step a little closer.
"Could you patch me up, please?"
Point at the cuts from the glass.

Wf+6 308875

>>308872
>>308873
She perks up. "Here, honey. This will be good practice. Try your hooves."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308877

>>308870
"More like I found a hilt. The one I showed you earlier.
Then I went to the cobbler, a friend of Terrebonne here in town, he helped me forge it and the runes from the hilt transcribed themselves on the blade.
I'm really liking it. It feels… Balanced.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308878

>>308875
I shake my head with a smile.
"Oh, no, no, I know she is good at that, but I'd like to be healed by you."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308879

>>308875
"Oh? Um… alrigh-"
>>308878
"Oh… okay."
My ears drop to my head.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308880

>>308870
"Right… it's a fairly straight path from the entrance, vault door is easy to spot. Two golems are right outside, about buffalo-sized for security. Now, inside… 14 workers, and the great golem itself. Didn't manage to find an alternate route, unless you want me to try another go?"

Mark it on paper for them.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308881

>>308870
Look her over slowly
"Miss Rosemary, I've been thinking… You are quite valuable to me but remain rather vulnerable when we're out there fighting. Perhaps I should teach you how to hoofle a gun."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308882

>>308879
Pet her mane.
"Oh, don't worry cupcake, it's not you! You did a wonderful job back there! If I had such talent as such a little filly I probably wouldn't have been out on the streets by then!"

Wf+6 308885

>>308877
He nods slowly. "It makes sense, given the runes."

>>308878
She gives you an odd look, then fixes up your cuts.

>>308880
He nods and takes down notes on the paper. "May as well… civilians? Employees? Numbers. Vault dimensions, too."

>>308881
She looks uncertain at first, but nods slowly. "Okay… how do I start?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308887

>>308885
>>308880
"How though did those golem look? I wanna blow up some stuff!" Grin at him.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308889

>>308885
"Mmhmmmm… thanks…"
Keep smiling, and slightly unfurl my wings.
"There just one more thing… my wings have been aching awfully recently… think you could do something about that?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308890

>>308885
Unload and hoof her one of my pistols
"Have you ever hoofled a gun? Try it. Be careful though, these pistols are quite important to me."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308891

>>308885
"All inside the vault itself are employees. In the customer area, there seems to be very many civilians. If we can find a back way into the vault, escaping through the crowd may help. Anything else before I do another scan?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308893

>>308889
"Can I try?"
I perk up.

Wf+6 308896

>>308890
She kind of struggles to get her balance at first, but she manage to get it straight. Her stance is awkward, like she wants to hoofle it with both hooves to keep it steady, but she can't while standing.

>>308891
"Go ahead."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308897

>>308893
"I…uh…"
I roll my eyes, then soften and smile.
"Sure, why not."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308900

>>308896
Let's do it. Astral Projection up, back into the vault.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308902

>>308897
I scrunch my face and focus my magic on her wings as I try to lightly press into them, and knead away the knots and tension.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 308903

>>308896
Shake my head
"Use your telekinesis, silly. And don't go pointing it around everywhere, the only time you should be worried about aiming your weapon is when you're planning to use it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308905

>>308902
"Oooh… that's pretty good actually…"

Unfurl them fully.

Chip(DD knight) 308910

"Wha… what happened?"

Wf+6 308916

>>308900
This time when you "zone in", you're sure you feel as though you're being watched. Maybe it's just anxiety from the others watching your projecting body?

>>308903
She looks a lot less awkward while floating the gun, but it keeps uneven as the front and back levitate up and down at different speeds and times.

>>308910
You awaken in your bunk spooning Nurturing Heart. Looks like you may have been a bit distracted. She coos a bit as you stir. Realizing you're still inside her, you pull out, sending a shiver down her spine.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308918

>>308905
"Really?"
I keep at it then!
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

308920

>>308916
One can never know.

Let's examine how a worker reacts to me moving in his peripheral vision.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308923

>>308918
"Ow, easy there!…uh… I don't think I know your name yet? I'm Emrille."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308925

>>308923
"Oh, sorry!… And… I'm… Summer Seas."
I scrunch my face further in concentration as I try to really focus on massaging her.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 308926

>>308916
"Relax, focus that magic and try keep it steady in one place. Make sure you have a firm grip, these things do have a knockback when fired. You don't want to drop your pistol after the first shot."
Is there someplace around here I could actually teach her how to aim and shoot? Without destroying anything?

Chip(DD knight) 308927

>>308916
Not again.
*zing*

Stand up from my bunk, put a blanket over her and get out to feel the salty air. Need to focus more.

Now find Felfire and Sandor to see whats the latest before the siege.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308929

>>308925
Flap my wings slightly.
"Nice to meet you… could you just do what you did at first? Or would you let her do it?"
I point at the mare.
"And I don't think I know your name either, now that we are that."

Wf+6 308930

>>308920
You don't notice a reaction, but given that they lack faces, you're not sure what to expect.

>>308926
You could go out back where Ruxiang was instructing Emrille.

>>308927
Sandor seems to have returned his Lady Alys to her room aboard the Seaworthy. Felfire is back at Humble's house.

Wf+6 308931

>>308929
"Spring Water. I'm Summer's mother. You're one of the pirates, aren't you?"

308932

>>308930
Wait, lack faces?

These workers are ponies, right? Either way, look for that alternate entrance.

Roll #0 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308933

>>308929
"I- I'll try."
C'mon… I just gotta rub the major muscles in the wing! I know where those are!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308934

>>308931
"Ooooooooh!"
Look at Summer.
"So you wasn't abandoned after all! Why did you tell me that then?"
Turn back to Spring.
"And what pirates?"

>>308933
"That's it, now we're talking!"

Chip(DD knight) 308935

>>308930
Go and ask either Ruxiang, Albilio or Mellow Marsh about the details of the bank heist or if they will ever try to pull that thing off before the invasion.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308936

>>308930
Good idea, go there. Take the pistol and show her how to reload it, then hoof it back to her. Put up a few empty bottles somewhere.
"Now, let's see what you can do. Remember to keep a firm grip on the pistol. Take aim and breathe out slowly when pulling the trigger."

Felfire [Necromancer] 308937

>>308930
Okay I'm back. Kinda lost, is anything happening?

Wf+6 308938

>>308932
The workers inside the vault — the fourteen — are all lesser golems.

You find ventilation near the roof, probably to get rid of the excess heat and fumes caused by the minting. It occurs to you that the room is probably populated by golems because it is mildly noxious.

>>308934
She gives you a deadpan look. "What kind of ship do you think we're on?"

>>308935
You begin to sit in on the heist meeting, next to the tranced-out seer.

>>308936
She holds her breath and squeezes the trigger. '1d10'

>>308937
Mostly mini. Ramping up to Break the Bank.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 308939

>>308938
She pops one of the bottles and it explodes in a shower of glass. Not bad.

Chip(DD knight) 308941

>>308938
Listen to the discussion at hand.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308942

>>308938
Okay walk back into the ship and on Terrebonne's chamber.
"Anything happened while I was out there?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308943

>>308939
"Now reload and repeat the same thing several times. As quick as you can."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308944

>>308934
"You just asked if I was, uh… 'out on the streets.' Doesn't that mean somepony lost their home?"
I guess I keep up what I'm doing, maybe moving up the wing and slowly working the feathers since they look really messy.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

308946

>>308938
Excellent. Now to exit the room through the main entrance and take note of anything important. I'd like to hurry this up because tired

Roll #0 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308949

>>308938
I shrug.
"I guess that explains some things. Give me a break, I just got here today, and I already got paid handsomely! I'm not a pirate, I'm a hired gun! If my employers are pirates, well tough luck!"

>>308944
"Or was just got told to leg it from home. Or wing it. You get it… also, could you stop pulling at my feathers?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308954

>>308949
"Oh… oh! Sorry…"
Not gonna mess with the feathers. '1d10'
"Um… do your wings feel any better?"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 308955

>>308946
You feel as though the central treasury golem is staring at you as you glide back through the main vault door.

>>308943
She fires a few more times until you're confident she can handle the weapon.

>>308942
She shakes her head. "Naught anyting particularly intarestin. Dog brought dead stallion ta fix. Maybe I shoulda saved da demonstration for ya."

>>308949
She just sighs sadly.

>>308941
Everyone seems to be staring at Borders as Abilio scribbles some notes. Borders is tranced-out.

308957

>>308955
Briefly run through a few of the adjacent rooms before going back.

Roll #0 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 308958

>>308955
Bite my lower lip and curl my lips into a smile at the same time.
"That would have been so sweet! It's something I always wanted to see, a true resurrection!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308960

>>308954
I flap them again to try and shake off her magic.
"Yes, that'll do for now. It was a mixed experience though, you reaaaaaaallly need to pratice!"

>>308955
Put a hoof on her shoulder.
"Aww, what's wrong? I'm here if you want to talk?"
Flash her a smile.

Chip(DD knight) 308964

>>308955
"Whats happening? Is she using those spying magic thing?" I whispered to the one beside me.

Light Heart [Warlord] 308965

>>308955
"Now remember, hitting empty bottles is easy, but hitting another living being in the heat of combat is something completely else. Either way, I'm not expecting to charge into combat on your own. I just want to make sure you have means to defend yourself if the need ever arises. A dead healer is no good to me."
Take the pistol back
"I'll see if I can find a pistol for you to use."

Wf+6 308966

>>308957
You don't notice anything worthwhile in the stock rooms other than sacks of relatively low value coins.

>>308958
"Dere will always be more, I'm sure. If da assault goes badly, maybe ya will be da subject yaself."

>>308960
She shakes her head. "I just want my daughter to be safe."

>>308964
Muddy Morass nods. "Also, it's a he. Though… you're not very good at judging sex, are you?"

>>308965
She nods. "I hope it doesn't come to that."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 308968

>>308960
"I've never given a… what's it called? Mas-ege? Mas-uu-ge?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 308969

>>308966
Wince.
"Right, I was thinking about that. I asked Doc Peg to teach me how to reincarnate.
I want to attain lichdom before it's too late."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308970

>>308966
Do I know where the vent leads from? I assumed I could see the outside from the vent, but if not I'm going back to follow the vent

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308971

>>308968
"Massage, honey, it is called a massage."
I chuckle slightly.

>>308966
"From what?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 308973

>>308966
"Sadly, you cannot predict these kind of things."
Go back inside, do the pirates have any unused flintlocks lying around? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 308975

>>308966
"Well, I am not now that you ask."
Look at this Muddy Morass. What does he look like?
Also wait until the trance of Borders is complete.

Wf+6 308985

>>308970
The vent twists and turns through the bowls of the building and eventually enters a cooling room with large fans. As a projection, you glide easily past their blades, and finally come out in one of the offices at the front. Looks like one way past the main vault door.

>>308971
"We're prisoners of these pirates."

>>308973
Not only do they not have any spares, Muddy gives you a disparaging look for asking for one.

"Guns don't grow on trees! Go talk to the Quartermaster."

>>308975
HA HA LOOKS LIKE I SAID THE WRONG NAME. Muddy Morass is the name of one of my PC characters from another quest.
Mellow Marsh is an athletically built male pegasus. His coat is a light gray, but his eyes and mane are charcoal.

Felfire [Necromancer] 308988

Borders Skewed [Mage] 308992

>>308985
Go back.

"Right, then. There is an alternate way through into the vault, through a vent from here…"

Mark it down.

"That leads though a cooling room and into the vault, with the 14 worker golems. You will first need to get into the vent, assuming you choose to, then find a way past the fans in cooling. Think you all can handle that?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 308993

>>308985
I scrunch.
"Huh, that explains a thing or two."
I put a hoof to my chin.
"Hmm, listen, I was on the streets as a little filly myself, and I know how much that sucks. But not all of the guys I met here suck completely. And your daughter gives pretty good wing massages too, if a bit painful at times. What say I keep an eye on her for you?"
I grin.

Chip(DD knight) 308994

>>308985
Oh..
….
If the trance is not over next round then I may take a look around the ship, if not check out Lucky if she is still alright.

Wf+6 309000

>>308969
She shrugs. "Learnin more about advanced necromancy will cause more damage ta yar soul. Ya may end up making it harder ta call yaself back from the Immortal Plane, should ya fail ta reincarnate yaself. Simply remember dat everyting has a risk."

>>308994
The trance is over. See: >>308992

>>308992
"Can't you just perform a displacement to get our agent into the vault? What kind of cover is there inside? Did you examine the lock?"

>>308993
She seems uncertain, but nods. "Please do watch out for her."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309006

>>309000
"I trust your ability to bring me back in one piece, Terry."
Smile at her.
"Look what your friend, the Cobbler, did for me."
Show her the scythe.

Chip(DD knight) 309011

>>308992
"I think we can as long as there is back up that is. Perhaps I might call the others for help too in this task."

"Also what are the golems made off? Can you pinpoint them in the map?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 309012

>>309000
"I could, yes, but it would be too slow a process, if it turns out the golems have mechanisms to detect intruders too. The great golem itself seems it could be cover, but there appeared to be little else. About the lock…

Goddamn it I can't think properly now it's 1 32 am, can I make a roll to recall it?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309013

>>309000
"Of course I will!…"
I grin even wider.
"For a price. Not trying to be blackmailing you, but bullets cost money, money is money, and all that, BUT since you are sympathetic, you won't have to pay with bits or gold. And since I assume you must heal me if I ask… hmm, let me think of something real quick…"

Wf+6 309015

>>309006
She appraises it with an even demeanor. "Yes… good work, too. Enchanted, of cause. A little bit theatrical, though. I thought scythes weren't his style."

>>309012
Just go to sleep, you aren't going to be awake for the heist at all at this rate anyway.

>>309013
She cocks a brow at you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309016

>>309015
Blush mildly and look away, scratching the back of my head.
"That's… Yeah, that's my fault. I asked for this shape. Just thought it might look good, ya know."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309018

>>309015
I snap my tongue to make a clicking sound.
"Got it!"
Lean closer.
"I don't want your filly to feel bad about it or anything, but she did more damage than good. You could perhaps start to pay me for watching over her and pushing her out of the way of a cannon back there by massaging my wings?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 309019

>>309012
Yeah, I won't. Night.

Light Heart [Warlord] 309021

>>308985
Gah, fine. Where's Smitts? Go through the portal or something to get to the ships.

Wf+6 309023

>>309018
She seems a little unsure. "Well, I can see what I can do, but I'm no better a masseuse."

>>309021
You knock on the door of the first mates cabin and he hails you and welcomes you in.

"What brings someone as interesting as you to my cabin, Light Heart? Interesting discussion with the Commodore you had."

>>309016
An amused smile plays across her lips. "It suits yah."

Chip(DD knight) 309026

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309027

>>309023
"Oh I am sure that you will do well. Let's just find a place where I can relax, okay?"

Can I find an empty room or something?
Or is the clinic still empty?

Light Heart [Warlord] 309028

>>309023
I scrunch
"Mister Smitts? Mister Abilio speaks highly of your skills. Seeing how highly aware you seem of things I can assume he was not exaggerating."

Wf+6 309033

>>309026
Your question is technically directed at a PC, Borders Skewed.

Borders points at the main vault on the map. "Fourteen here, and two outside. They look like some sort of solid metal… must be hard if it can resist melting while forging, though that might just be the grips."

>>309027
Humble's bedroom is empty. Spring brings along Summer.

You'd swear you smell pegasus and unicorn musk in here, but Humble is an earth pony.

>>309028
A smile. "It is my business to know everything, Miss Heart. Now then, you have something you want to ask of me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309034

>>309023
Chuckle and look back at her.
"Can't wait to try it during the assault.
Part of the fun is walking alongside a few zombies, scythe in my hooves and grim look on my face.
Sends the ponies running, it's priceless."
Okay, what toys are there in this room anyway? Because as it stands I might have some free time.

Light Heart [Warlord] 309036

>>309033
"Seeing how you are the quartermaster, I'd like to ask for a pistol for my companion here. Simple as that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309037

>>309033
Huh.
Strange….unless…hmm..

Anyway, kneel down to face Summer.
"Could you leave us alone for a bit? I want to have some grown-ups talk with your mom."

Wf+6 309045

>>309034
The leather tapestry is here, as are Terrebonne's dolls, though you don't know how to use them.

The Brain Jars sit mostly unmolested in the corner. You haven't spoken with Gar the Terrible or Narrow Moonbeam at all today.

You've already used the mirror for both purposes today.

>>309036
"Yes. I had imagined so. To your right, Miss Heart." He points at a table next to the door. Sitting neatly in the center is a flintlock pistol.

Chip(DD knight) 309046

>>309033
>>309033
"I think most of us can handle 14 golems though its a stretch. After these golems there is the matter of the vault which I think might either need the key or some good explosives to bring it down yes?"

I might bring Lietenant Skies for this mission.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309051

>>309045
"What are those?" Point at the dolls.

Wf+6 309056

>>309046
"The vault has three access methods we know of. Use the key, held by the manager, blow open the door — or otherwise take it down by force, and last, through the vents."

>>309051
"Voodoo dalls." She really stretches out the o sounds in voodoo. Most prominent amongst the dolls, though there are several, is a red stallion at the forefront. Unlike the other dolls, he has a mane: the rest are bald.

Light Heart [Warlord] 309057

>>309045
I blink, then motion Rosemary to pick it up and keep it with her.
"I must say… your foresight is most impressive."
I eye him scrutinizingly

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309060

Felfire [Necromancer] 309065

>>309056
"Like in old books? Anything you do to this doll happens to a real pony somewhere? Is the one with the mane the only one that works right now?"

Wf+6 309073

>>309057
He gives a short laugh. "This time, luck. I had already set that one aside for someone else."

>>309060
She seems a little disappointed. Spring pipes up: "I don't want her to hurt anypony in the future, and this is a good opportunity for a muscle therapy lesson. Let her stay."

>>309065
"Yas. Limited, but in general, yas. And yas."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309076

>>309073
Snicker a bit.
"And who is the unlucky guy?"

Chip(DD knight) 309077

>>309056
"The vents it is then, though bringing some explosive is a good idea just in case. Perhaps if the others are ready then we might execute the plan."
I then look at the Mellow and Abilio.
"Is it possible? What do you ponies think?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309079

>>309073
"Oh? Well that makes it all the less impressive then. Who was it for if you don't mind me asking?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309080

>>309073
"Sorry cupcake, but I want to just relax, and not be a lab pegasus to be experimented on."

Wf+6 309089

>>309076
"The Cammadore cammanded me ta torture a mutinous prisanar called Redcoat. I did so."

>>309079
"Mister Sunnyskies. I am informed he lost his in a recent conflict. I assure you, though, I am not here to impress: that's only a perk, Miss Heart. I'm just doing my job."

>>309080
Summer is devastated by your assessment of her.

>>309077
Abilio inclines his head. "Yes… even if it fails, we have the firepower now to match the town guard. We'll just turn the robbery into an all out assault on the city if something goes wrong or an alarm is triggered."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309092

>>309089
Cock a brow.
"What did he do to end up in jail… Amongst pirates?"

Wf+6 309095

>>309092
She returns your expression of confusion. "Ya aren't familiar with da term 'mutinous'?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309096

>>309089
"Aww, don't be sad, I'll promise to let you practice on me later, I just got my wings shot up today! And I want to talk with your mommy about a thing or two… Say what, I'll compensate for it later, okay?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 309098

>>309095
"Yeah but I mean… Why? Everypony's… Just perfect here!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309104

>>309089
"Still, you seem remarkably well-informed. I used to be a information broker myself, so I know how to spot somepony that has talents for it."

Chip(DD knight) 309107

>>309089
"Its decided then, lets do it."

"Well lets do it if the others are here." I smile.

are you going to pause?

Wf+6 309111

>>309107
Yes.

[Pause]

For just a few hours though.

Wf+6 309238

>>309111
[Early Resume]

>>309104
"That's good. Information is a powerful tool. I understand you do not have a ship assignment, Miss Heart. Do you imagine you'll make a request to be stationed here, or elsewhere?"

>>309098
Her visage darkens a bit, even for her room, which is already quite dark. "Celestia disagrees, apparently."

>>309107
"We'll have to put together a team first. I suppose you'll want in."

>>309096
She leaves in a bit of a huff.

Spring sighs and trots over. "Let's get this over well."

Wf+6 309239

>>309238
over with*

Light Heart [Warlord] 309250

>>309238
"That is up to the good Commodore to decide, I believe. Perhaps you have a suggestion?"

Sylt [Omniseer] 309253

>>309238
"Celestia? What does she have to do with any of us?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309257

>>309238
Lie down on my stomach to a bed, I suppose there is one.
"Oh, come on, you've got to get into the spirit of things!"

Wf+6 309262

>>309250
He sniffs. "It doesn't matter to me. I am the first mate of this ship, though. You would be under my command if you end up on the Pillager's Fancy."

>>309253
"Mauch more than ya can possibly imagine. It das not help dat this is da most feared crew in da Manesian."

>>309257
Her massage is very detached and clinical. In spite of that, you'd still rate it '1d10' / 10.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 309264

"As always, if I can help it. Perhaps sending a word or two for the others might be good if they want to come."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309265

>>309262
"Well she's on our tail. Big deal. You all survived this long, it shows this crew has what it takes!
And what does Celestia have to do with the prisoner?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309266

>>309262
"Mhhhm… you are doing pretty well~"

Rolling to maintian composure.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 309268

>>309262
"Well then, we'll just have to wait and see what the Commodore decides."
I pause
"He's an interesting individual. If you don't mind me asking, what do you know about him?"

Wf+6 309274

>>309265
"He's an assassin dat was sent ta pose as a new hire. I guess da first clue dat he was no good was dat Face — with his extraordinary luck — or Al-Jinn — with his extraordinary eyes for talent — did not recruit him. If dere was one, dere will be more."

>>309268
He considers the question. "Considerably more than anyone else in the fleet, barring the Commodore himself. I do not think he'd care for me telling stories, though. Loose lips sink ships, and we only have three. Well, four, counting the junk."

>>309266
You keep your composure reasonably well. At least enough that you don't start moaning tactlessly.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309280

>>309274
"What is the fleet going to do with him now? Just throw him overboard and let him be eaten by the fishes?"

Wf+6 309282

>>309264
He nods. "Care to make the rounds?"

Chip(DD knight) 309284

>>309264
>>309262
I then stand up.
"I will go and meet the others." With tha I exit the room.

But first meet Lucky stripes, how is she faring? Take a peek inside the room where she took a nap.

Light Heart [Warlord] 309286

>>309274
"Ah. A shame. Perhaps I will hear from him personally then. Instead, you could perhaps tell me about your skills? Mister Abilio praised them quite highly as I mentioned earlier."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309289

>>309274
Keep relaxing then.
"This magic of yours is pretty useful…preeeety useful indeed~"

Wf+6 309296

>>309280
"Dat is up ta da Cammadore, but I'd expect da best would be ta walk his carpse up ta Celestia and blow dat fancy palace ta Tartarus."

>>309284
Her room — the navigational chamber — is locked.

>>309286
"I am not a terribly talented goat. I've retired from my more exciting years."

He gestures at the huge spear on the wall behind him.

"I hunted sea dragons, once. Now, I do paperwork. Funny how that works out."

>>309289
She doesn't pick up on your signals at all.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309301

>>309296
Cock a brow.
"Are you sure that's a good idea? I mean, she's still Celestia, controls the sun and all that. Not too wise to go after her.
Yet."
Stand up and have another look around, going near the leather tapestry.
"So… What's the use of this one?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309302

>>309296
Turn to face her.
"You don't really like me just because I work for these pirates, right?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309303

>>309296
"I've seen quite a few creatures of the sea myself in my life. Some more horrifying than the others."
I look at him
"I don't doubt for a second that I don't need to tell you about my disability."

Chip(DD knight) 309304

>>309296
Hmmm.. perhaps she is in the room where me and Summer has left her. Go to that place and see if she is in there.

Wf+6 309309

>>309301
She laughs. "Was da first ting dat caught ya eye when ya first came in. Serves its purpose well enough as decoration. Still… ya might learn someting about anatomy if ya studied it. It is crafted with necramancy."

>>309304
She's not there. She's probably in that locked navigational chamber.

>>309302
There's an ambivalent sort of look. "I don't dislike you outright, but yes, the whole 'captive' thing does play into it. I certainly wouldn't be here otherwise."

Wf+6 309312

>>309303
He nods. "I am aware of it. I thought it tactless to bring it up in further detail. That was a rather cutting remark he made about your name, too."

309316

>>309309
"I just thought it'd make a great blanket…"
Pass my hoof over it and observe it.
What can I tell just by looking at it?

Roll #0 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309318

>>309309
"I know it must be hard for you, but I can't really help freeing you unless I want to get both of us killed. I am trying my best though, I told you I will help watching over your kid. Would it be so much to ask that you are a little more friendly to me in return?"

Chip(DD knight) 309320

>>309309
I knock on the door of the navigational room.
"Lucky, are you in there?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309321

>>309312
"Perhaps a change of name would have been wise on my part. Either way, I suppose ponies would have found out about it eventually."

Wf+6 309326

>>309316
Just by looking, you can tell that the leather is pony leather, and comes from multiple bodies. The corpses themselves are far too mangled to attempt to commune with: it would be like trying to commune with the leftover hair at a barber's shop, anyway.

The surface shows no obvious signs of stitching, though. It's fused together by magic. Like some sort of magic designed to modify corpses and fuse on new parts.

>>309320
Something stirs within. "Who's there?"

>>309321
He nods slowly. "I don't think they'd guess based on the name alone. Still, you're right, it is extraordinarily rare to be able to keep a secret like that."

Chip(DD knight) 309332

>>309326
"Its me, Chip. Are you alright?" I then wait.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309334

>>309326
"Did you make this? Would anything happen if I ran magic through it?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309336

Light Heart [Warlord] 309341

>>309326
"Ah well, I can deal with it. Now, if you'll excuse me, I should get back to Stonebriar for the upcoming assignments. It's been a pleasure speaking with you, mister Smitts."

Wf+6 309342

>>309318
>>309336
She sighs reluctantly. "I can try."

>>309332
She mumbles. "Mmm? Just napping…"

>>309334
She nods. "It'was a joint effort. A new sort of spell I was working on with the Doctah."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309343

>>309342
"How to fuse bodies together?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309344

>>309342
"Thank you. It would mean much to me, really. And wouldn't you feel better as well if you could look at someone as a friend and not a foe to be afraid of and despise? A friend you can rely on?"

Chip(DD knight) 309346

>>309342
Looks like she's alright then.

Look for SunnySkies, I'll inform him of the bank heist and the circumstances.

Wf+6 309362

>>309343
"It was… The idea was to make minions stronger by cobbling on more parts."

>>309344
"I can't really afford to make friends. I need to escape with my daughter as fast as possible."

>>309346
He agrees to come with you.

Light Heart [Warlord] 309365

>>309341
Well then, go back to Stonebriar

Felfire [Necromancer] 309366

>>309362
"Wait I saw that! In the memory! All the students were adding pieces to a huge minion!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309368

>>309362
"I could hold my back for you in that case. Somehow. I told you, I really like you."

Chip(DD knight) 309373

>>309362
Alright then, go and meet Ruxiang and Summer seas and ask them if they want to come.

Wf+6 309375

>>309366
"Ah, yah… I forgot ya saw da Ideal Servant. We have not emulated it perfectly… yet."

>>309368
"I… see."

She pauses awkwardly for a time, then shakes her head. "I think I need a breath of fresh air. Are you satisfied that your wings are better?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 309379

>>309375
Drop my head low.
"I guess I'm not quite up there yet to help you two, right?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309380

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309382

>>309375
"Yes, you did a very great job. I'd be glad if we could have a session like this later. Thanks, Spring."
Give her a friendly smile.

Wf+6 309384

>>309380
What do you want in response to that?

You are successful in moving to that location.

>>309379
"Not yet. Perhaps some day soon."

>>309382
She looks a little troubled, and leaves.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309388

>>309384
"Yay…"
Do you want us all to regroup? Otherwise, I'll have a look at the brains.

Light Heart [Warlord] 309394

>>309384
Acknowledgment?
Just sit at the table for now with Rosemary. Clean my pistols maybe while waiting.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309403

>>309384
Turn on my back and sigh.
"Well fuck. That didn't go how I hoped."

WhiteShield(Unicorn Crusader) 309426

Chip(dd knight) 309428

Wf+6 309683

>>309426
>>309428
You can't find either anywhere, but you do run into

>>309394
>>309403
Light Heart and Emrille at Humble's house.

Ha ha sorry for passing out again. At least you're all totally ready for the heist. Even if we can't do it this session we can just get right to it next session.

Wf+6 309687

>>309388
I did before but given that I fell asleep, it probably doesn't matter now.

You're chilling in Terrebonne's room.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309699

>>309687
You want to continue this?

Wf+6 309702

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309704

>>309683
Rolling not to fall asleep after that massage and dissapointment
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 309706

>>309683
"Miss Rosemary, how do you feel about breaking into a highly secured vault filled with valuables anyway?"

Wf+6 309710

>>309704
You're just going to close your eye for a minute and… you're out.

A few minutes later Chip shakes you awake, though, to tell you about the heist.

>>309706
"I-It's okay, if it's with you, senpai." - Every hentai ever.

"Normally, I'd be scared, but I know you'll take care of me."

She gives you a hopeful smile.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309713

>>309702
Alright! Let's replace the huge gap in my heart with another quest!
So, brain in jars. Who would have thought.
Which ones haven't I talked with yet?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309714

>>309710
"Uh.. wha'? When? Now?"

Wf+6 309727

>>309713
Gar the Terrible and Narrow Moonbeam.

>>309714
He nods. Apparently a group is forming in the den.

Light Heart [Warlord] 309730

>>309710
"Well, the feeling is mutual."
Tap a hoof on my chest, where my heart lies
"You have means to defend yourself too now that you have your pistol with you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309733

>>309727
YARR! The terrible be it!
"Hey Terry, what can you tell me about this… Gar brain?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309734

>>309727
"Oh…Okay…just give me a minute…"

Try to wake myself up and fix my mane and straighten my top hat and stuff
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 309753

>>309733
He was the first you ever spoke to.

"Gar da Terrible, in life, was a prophetic dragon. He serves on a whim, now, but he speaks in riddles."

>>309734
You're looking much nicer now.

>>309730
She nods and attempts to draw her pistol quickly, though it hangs on the holster.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309756

>>309753
Graet!
Regroup with the others now!

309757

>>309753
"Oh, the guy who could seer everything? This looks fun."
Seance on the brain jar.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 309765

>>309753
I chuckle
"You just keep practicing those gunslinger skills. Either way, this job will earn us some nice coin, so stay sharp you hear me?"

Wf+6 309768

>>309765
She puts on a brave face. "Okay."

>>309756
You're all grouped up with Light Heart and Rosemary, plus the good Lieutenant.

>>309757
"I awake."

Light Heart [Warlord] 309772

>>309768
"Miss Emrille, how nice of you to join us. Doing fine I trust?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 309774

>>309768
"Hello!"
Speak in an utterly cheerful voice.
"So, you are the powerful dragon who can see anything, right?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309776

>>309772
"Yeah, could do better to be honest though."

Light Heart [Warlord] 309779

>>309776
"Oh? Something ahoof is there?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309781

>>309779
"Nah, don't worry your pretty little head over it. It's something for me to solve."

Light Heart [Warlord] 309786

>>309781
"If you say so, miss Emrille. Although I must inform you that I can be quite generous to the willing."

Wf+6 309790

>>309774
"I see on eternal, yet my sight darkening still of cloudy black."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309793

>>309786
"Oh?"
I start to grin again.
"Do tell."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309795

>>309790
"So the close events are too uncertain to foresee? That's unfortunate. What great force might be blocking you?"

Wf+6 309805

>>309795
"Nay, through steely black visage I perceive light of hearts hidden in alcoves of the ambivalent mind."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309810

>>309805
"Oh, so is not one being but the decisions of a few ponies whose allegiance is unclear?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309815

>>309793
"You seem like a rather spunky mare. And you seem to have a certain adoration for gold and all the pleasures of life. These are all things I can respect, identify with even. I sense that together we would be a force to be reckoned with."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309819

>>309815
I flap my wings excitedly.
"You mean more pure gold and stuff if we work together? I can see that working out!"

Anonymous 309829

>>309810
"In truth, stenciled path half overcome leaves marred passage in time had and had not. If each spake a single note, a chord nay! A choir of undulating evanescence."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309830

>>309829
"So these ponies have to get their asses in gear and work together? Right.
Do I know any of them?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309832

>>309819
I nod
"As can I. I believe we can help one another if we work together. The world can be a dangerous place after all. Danger constantly lurks in the shadow, ready to pounce you when you let your guard down. So what say you, yay or neigh?"
I hold up a hoof and move closer
"I'll sweeten the deal even more. Like I said earlier, I can be quite generous to the willing~"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309836

>>309832
That last part was supposed to be whispered for no one to hear

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309842

>>309832
I let out a chuckle.
"This deal just keeps getting better and better. Of course I say yay!"
I chuckle again before whispering back.
"And I already have my eyes on somepony…. but in the meantime, I hope that generosity extends to that little nurse of yours too~"

Anonymous 309845

>>309830
"Undour heart know well in time unhad. The family slain in name, evolution near. Riding speechless it tolls pale for thee. No coincidence: fated."

Light Heart [Warlord] 309856

>>309842
I glance back at Rosemary
"That is for her to decide. She is still my personal nurse after all, not my personal slave. She's there to make sure I don't meet a untimely demise at any point in the near future."
I back up slightly
"If you don't mind me asking, who do you have your eyes set on?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 309857

>>309845
"Wait a minute are you talking about me?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309860

>>309856
"We might have something in common… that healer. You know, Spring Water."

Light Heart [Warlord] 309864

>>309860
"The doctor? I see… I assume she's not being quite as receptive as you'd like?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309871

>>309864
I lean against the closest thing I can lean on.
"No, but that's half the fun!"
I laugh again.
"Victory tastes better when you earn it."

Anonymous 309877

>>309857
"The soul.
will grow into in a minute or decade by my arcane riddle coaxed."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309879

>>309877
"You are really enjoying this, aren't you?"
Turn to Terrabonne.
"Do you hear this guy? He's just setting me up, isn't he?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309881

>>309871
"Hm, isn't that the truth. However, seeing as we'll be working more closely together now, I could always aid you in your quest. Steering her into the right direction for you to intersect with for example."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309885

>>309881
"Hmmm.."
I raise a hoof to my chin thinkingly.
"I do have some sort of plan right now…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309890

>>309885
I lean in slightly closer
"Do share."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309895

>>309890
I lower my voice.
"So she has that filly, right? Oh, by the way, she's really cool and all, so that helps. Spring seems totally obsessed with Summer though."
I look around.
"Solution? Get in good terms with the lil' one, protect her, then rake in the profits by making a lil' friend who can heal my ass and bedding her mother if she can get me close to her!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309917

>>309895
"That seems like a sound plan. And if we stick together, that means two extra dedicated healers for me as well. Plenty of profit to go around for all of us."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309925

>>309917
"You bet it is!"
I straigthen my hat.
"I really hit jackop with this job. Fucking best thing that happened to me in my life!"

Anonymous 309927

>>309879
She shrugs. "Gar isn't a malefactor, but his pleasure in his influence is obvious. He is a paradox."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309935

>>309927
"I think he was trying to tell me something thou. He was pretty clear until the last sentence. Or, well, the last word. I mean, what kind of prophecy is the soooooul!?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309938

>>309925
"Hm. It's quite the adventure so far. Although I remain wary of possible misfortune lurking around the corner. Life is full of ups and downs after all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309943

>>309938
"Come on, don't be such a party pooper, what's the worst that could happen?"

Wf+6 309945

>>309935
The statement wasn't supposed to have a period — I was posting from a phone. It should read: "The soul will grow into in a minute or decade by my arcane riddle coaxed."

"I'd imagine he takes pleasure in seeing ya figure it out. Dat's probably what he means by 'arcane riddle coaxed'. I undastand little of it, but I believe he knows dat what he has said is enough ta set ya on da course he desires ya ta be on."

Light Heart [Warlord] 309947

>>309943
"Well, this heist wont be easy for one."
I pause for a moment, examining her quietly before speaking up again
"Miss Emrille, can I entrust you with some information?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 309950

>>309945
Smirk at her.
"You all are really setting me for something big, uh?
I like it. I damn well love it!"
Fly a bit around and then land besides the ewe.
"I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't met you all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309952

>>309947
"Of course you can! We are friends after all, aren't we?"

Wf+6 309953

>>309950
She considers the statement. "Face braught ya aboard, didn't he?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 309958

>>309953
"Mhmh. Wingpony he called me. Helped him pick up a girl in that old stinkhole."

Light Heart [Warlord] 309963

>>309952
I nod slowly but surely, speaking in a low voice
"You see, there is a reason why I drag around miss Rosemary everywhere. I am sick."

Wf+6 309964

>>309958
"Dat young stallion has incredible luck. I tink da crew has grown ta not second guess his conquests. Do ya know da mare he brought back dat night was a noblepony's wife here? It seems ta rub off on all those near him."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309966

>>309963
I raise an eyebrow.
"Aww, you poor thing. That makes sense, she's not much of a bodyguard. What is it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 309969

>>309964
"He told me. Where did she end up?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309978

>>309966
"Cardiac dysrythmia. A weak heart. I've had it all my life. It's not something that can be fixed, so I've learned to deal with it. Avoiding stressful situations and learning how to keep a calm mind intact."

Wf+6 309979

>>309969
Terrebonne looks a little disapproving. "Da Lockermaster usually deals with dem."

Felfire [Necromancer] 309982

>>309979
Raise a brow.
"Who's that?"

Wf+6 309985

>>309982
"Quartamasta of da Seaworthy. He distributes most of da alcohol among odda services."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 309987

>>309978
"Ah, so that's why you speak so fancy and slow! Don't worry, your secret is safe with me, as long as somepony doesn't have a better offer than yours for it~"

I let out another chuckle.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309989

>>309985
"So let me get this straight: Face gives the girls to him and they are never seen again?
I can only think one… Two… Three… Okay, a fair number of terrible things.
All terrible."

Wf+6 309996

>>309989
"Day are seen again. I prefer not ta delve into it. Ya might ask Smitts, more comfortable with such things. Or Lockermaster Jones yourself, if ya feel bold. Perhaps even Moonbeam would elaborate."

She indicates the only brain jar you haven't spoken with.

Felfire [Necromancer] 309998

>>309996
Quickly glance form her to the jar and back.
"Oh right, Moonbeam. Who's that?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 309999

>>309987
"As I said, I'm very willing to be generous to those who serve me well. In any way they want me to."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310002

>>309999
"Aww, too bad we have this heist on our hooves, right now, right?"

Wf+6 310003

>>309998
"In life, he was a bard. His stories were about times and places he never visited, and all true. His memory is a bit off, though. Perhaps one too many performances at da alehouse. He will be more decipherable and benevolent than Gar, but tends ta get sidetracked in attempt ta entertain."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310007

>>310002
I sit back slightly
"Indeed we do. Although from the looks of it we're still missing ponies."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310008

>>310003
"Right, I'll have to focus him.
Why do you keep him around anyway? Because he knows so many places?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310010

>>310007
"Slackers. I hope we get their money too for this."

Wf+6 310011

>>310008
She gives a toothy grin. "Do ya tink one so grim as I cannot get bored?"

310015

>>310011
"You, grim? You are like, the most interesting and least bone-up-yer-ass I've seen in a long time! You should see that Sandor guy, he is grim and boring!"
Okay, walk over to the jar.
Seance.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 310017

>>310010
"Now now, I know better than to rush things. I don't mind waiting a little while longer."
I pat my saddlebags
"One more thing by the way, there are pills in my bags I have to take when my heart acts up. So please, if you do find me somewhere near death, do try to shove a pill or two down my throat."

Wf+6 310018

>>310015
"WAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOO! Let me tell you, eternity on the Immoral Plane is enough to give you SUCH a crick in the neck! I just flew in from the depths of Tartarus, and boy are my wings tired! So what'll it be tonight, Miss Felfire? Or Sylt? Drama? Comedy? Fortune telling? I can do music!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310019

>>310017
"Pills in bags, got it! Do you need manual breathing too or could I just do that as an extra?"

310022

>>310018
I just watched that movie.
Like, ended it 30 minutes ago.

"Wait how do you know my name and who the hell is Sylt?"

Roll #0 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 310023

>>310019
I smile
"That is entirely up to you, I certainly wouldn't mind it at least."

Wf+6 310024

>>310022
"What kind of bard doesn't know stories about you? A powerful lich? Not yet, but someday, at least the ones where you don't die. Let me tell you, I have such a great story about this assassin from the Southlands… But no time for that! Unless you want it. Could've been you in another life — though in the other life, you were there for the apocalypse, weren't you?"

He's making no sense at all.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310025

>>310023
"Hehe, awesome~"
I look around.
"…but I'm getting bored. When are we supposed to move out?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 310026

>>310024
"Okay let me guess.
Omniseer."
From the southlands? That place is for whimps.
The north is where it's at.

Wf+6 310027

>>310026
"My propensity for discerning the trans-mundane is acute, but I always preferred my life as a bard. So what shall it be? Music? I did say I do music. And I can do drama if you like drama. You don't seem very mopey for a necromancer, though."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310028

>>310025
"We need to make our plans first, and for that we are missing several key ponies. If you truly are that bored, we could always go do some stuff on our own, partner."
I wink at her

Felfire [Necromancer] 310029

>>310027
"Pff, necromancing is joy. I'm surprised you don't know why I do this, you seemed so informed a moment ago~"
Smirk at… Well at the brain in a jar.
"So, what good stories do you have about me? The ones where I don't die, if possible. Or those where I die and come back."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310031

>>310028
I chuckle and bite my lip.
"You are the clever one, what do you have in mind?"

Chip(dd knight) 310033

I look around.
What did I miss?

Light Heart [Warlord] 310035

>>310031
"Oh… I don't know. Perhaps we could get to know each other better? It's important to know who you are working together with after all~"

Wf+6 310036

>>310029
"In one life, the self-styled Fullmaster became the Commodore, and a mutinous traitor put a sword in his lover's throat. A bit of a Greek tragedy, but you become a lich in that one."

>>310033
You're staring dumbly as lesbians discuss having sex in front of you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310044

>>310036
"Yo wait, the Fullmaster's lover? The one that sends him letters?
And that traitor, is he the pony in the brigg?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310045

>>310035
"Oh, definitely. Wouldn't want to put my trust and possibly life in the wrong hooves, after all."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310048

>>310045
"Hm."
Turn to Rosemary
"Miss Rosemary, how do you feel about all this? You are awfully silent."

Wf+6 310049

>>310044
"Yes. Like I said, a bit of a sad story. I don't think you'd like it. There's grief, and in the end, some redemption. Overall, uplifting, but not pleasant for most of the players. Nopony gets away unscathed, though."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310051

>>310049
"Ugh. So we all get beaten? I don't like this already.
What changes if I walk into the briggs right now and kill the traitor myself?"

Chip(dd knight) 310054

>>310036
Lesbians.. Mmmm…
Watch them for awhile.

I shook my head. Wait is Summer here? Also has the bank heist started already?

Sorry, a little bit busy for the moment, brb in 15 minutes.

Wf+6 310055

>>310048
She's blushing pretty intensely. "I'll follow you no matter what you order me to do, Miss Heart. It won't change the way… we are together, right? That's what I care about."

>>310051
"Many stories go that way. Bit of a snooze if you ask me. I prefer the one where you rebuild a body for Fervored Freedom, then use a Soul Transfer to drag his soul into the body. Then you fuck it, still dead."

>>310054
You're still at Humble's house. Spring and Summer are nearby.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310057

>>310055
"Aww, isn't she cute? You're not getting jealous, are you?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 310060

>>310055
Stare, mouth agape.
"FUCK! Freedom! I… I had to blow him up to save myself."
Cover my head with my hooves.
"Oh I was such an idiot… Now I can't even go back and get him."

Wf+6 310062

>>310060
You almost feel him waving an astral hoof. "With your luck? Psssh. You've been hanging around that ladies' man too much. Tomorrow, in the mirror, you will see him again."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310065

>>310055
"Miss Rosemary please. You have proven your willingness and loyalty to me already. I'm very glad and happy to have you at my side."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310066

>>310062
"Oh crap! The mirror!"
Turn to Terrabonne.
"What would it take for me to know that Soul Transfer!?"

Wf+6 310070

>>310066
She shakes her head. "Ya're nowhere near da proper level ta learn such a spell. It requires resurrection knowledge as a base."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310074

>>310070
"And to teach me Resurrect would take?"
Look at her with pledging eyes.

Wf+6 310077

>>310074
She shakes her head. "No less than three days."

Moonbeam interrupts. "You're not telling her about the Spark. Tsk, tsk."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310079

>>310057
"I'm certain she just does not want to be left out, that's all."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310080

>>310077
"What?"
Look from one to the other.
Also, could you re-list the stuff doc peg told me to study to get ready for reincarnation?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310085

>>310079
"I'm sure we can make place for her during our introductions."

Wf+6 310095

>>310079
She shyly remarks, "I don't mind… it's just that I would like our relationship to… stay the way it is. Just… don't lose sight of me, okay?"

>>310080
"The Spark of Unlife was a spell created by mistake in a failed Soul Transfer. It permanently accurses the caster by binding random, ethereal spirits floating on nearby levels of the Immortal Plane to your raised minions. The Focus thins the line between the Immortal Plane and this one. If you raised a corpse under the effects of the Spark near the mirror when you saw him, it would draw his soul back."

Chip(dd knight) 310096

>>310055
I sit down, perhaps the others are still busy then. Best to wait for them.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310100

>>310095
"Oh… Oh! OHOHO!
So I can just stroll down, kill that pig that wants to give our heads to Celestia and resurrect him after seeing Fervor's soul!"
Turn to the jar.
"You are a genius!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 310103

>>310095
Put a hoof around her and gently pull her closer.
"Fine then. I would hate to see you unhappy."

Wf+6 310104

>>310100
"It is possible, yes." The ethereal voice remarks smugly.

Terrebonne seems troubled. "Ya will be cursing yaself for life. Every corpse ya raise will have souls inside them."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310105

>>310103
>>310095
I fake a yawn.
"I'm still bored to tears here, girls."

Wf+6 310108

>>310080
Leech Chamber, Mystic Still, Star Charts, speak to Grogar, speak to Narrow Moonbeam.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310110

>>310105
"Where is miss Spring Water?"

Wf+6 310111

>>310103
She rubs up against you cutely, nuzzling your neck. "I'm glad you care about me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310112

>>310104
"… Oh. Well, that sounds like an awesome plan now, but I'm not sure I want all my minions to talk."
Think about this a little.
"I think I can wait a few days."
Back to the jar.
"Now back on topic bard! Lichdom! Resurrecting oneself! You said I could do that in one life! How?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310114

>>310110
I shrug.
"Massaged my wings then left for some fresh air."

Wf+6 310115

>>310110
Spring Water is by the couch with Summer Seas now.

>>310112
"I'm afraid my time is up. Curtain call. I'm already getting tired. Besides! You've got a heist you're already late for."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310117

>>310114
"Well then."
I wink at her
"Miss Rosemary, I asked miss Spring and her daughter if they could perhaps help you improve your medical skills. Seeing how we have nothing to do right now, it might be the time to act on that."

Wf+6 310119

>>310117
She nods and goes over and starts chatting animatedly with the two unicorns. They go out back.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310120

>>310115
Facehoof.
"This damn brain!"
Turn to Terrebonne
"The one guy I like the most! I can see why you keep him around!"
Grin
"Gotta run now, they must be still waiting for me!"
Take my two doubloons out.
"Care to hold these here while I'm gone? If they blow me up, use them to bring me back."

Chip(dd knight) 310121

>>310115
Drink from flask.

>>310117
Waves back.
"The team will partake in a bank heist sooner or later. Are you for it Ms. Hearts?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310122

>>310121
"Yeah we are in. The question is, when?"

Wf+6 310123

>>310120
She shrugs and takes them. "I sappose ya stayin here anyway."

>>310121
You're in high spirits, and I don't just mean good liquor.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310124

>>310121
"Why of course I'm ready."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310125

>>310123
"That's the spirit!"
Fly outside and back through the portal, to Humble's home.
Damnit that ewe is cheap. She could have offered to bring her student back for free!
Okay am I there yet?

Wf+6 310127

>>310125
>Expecting generosity out of a ship of evil aligned characters
You're lucky they're even willing to train you for free!

You're all grouped up at Humble's house.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310130

>>310127
Yeah right. Will things change if I fuck her?
"Whoa, am I late?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310132

>>310130
"Pretty late, actually."

Wf+6 310134

>>310130
You can't solve all your problems by fucking!

If you try to come on to her, she'll be offended. She stares at the stars at night because she's holding an eternal vigil for her mate. In her culture, they do not remarry or bed outside of marriage.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310136

>>310130
"A little. Don't worry though, I am a patient mare."

>>310132
"Which means that our further introductions will have to wait for now."

>>310134
>You can't solve all your problems by fucking!
this nigga

Felfire [Necromancer] 310137

>>310132
>>310136
"Eh, I kinda lost sense of time. Found a dragon talking riddles and a bard breaking walls. Totally here now!"
Flash the new scythe.
>>310134
Good. I wouldn't anyway. Felfire only beds undead.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310139

>>310137
"Cool. Let's just hope it was worth the wait."

>>310136
"At least we have something to look forward to and celebrate when we return~"

Wf+6 310146

>>310139
>>310137
>>310136
Do you want to attempt Break the Bank with just four?

Felfire [Necromancer] 310150

>>310146
In your quest? AHAH.
Not without at least two dedicated healers.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310151

>>310146
Is that wise?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310152

>>310146
Unless we have anything better to do

Wf+6 310156

>>310151
More is better. The main objective is to take the vault, but you need to have people in multiple places if you want to stop an alarm. Failing to stop the alarm triggers the assault and prevents you from doing The Apostolic Ambassador.

>>310152
Not really other than roleplay.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310159

>>310156
Do we know what those places are?

Light Heart [Warlord] 310161

>>310156
Yeah, let's not do that then.

How is my skilltraining looking? Still nothing new?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310164

>>310156
Whelp, we need more in that case.
If only I could train my magic…

Wf+6 310167

>>310159
It's nothing elaborate. You need to control the front door and the main office while you open the vault. The door was previously handled for you in Master and Commander, but that was sort of a warmup.

>>310161
You can either learn Command Aura from Abilio, Fear Aura from Umlock, or Improvise from Face. You can also learn Inspire from Narrow Moonbeam.

>>310164
Roleplay with the characters to make them not hate you, then.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310169

>>310167
>Command Aura
What does that do?

Is it possible to get another Pet mastery?

Wf+6 310170

>>310169
This much OOC doesn't belong in the main thread.

310176

>>310167
Okay, we are only 3. Damnit.
Walk outside and raise another minion.

Roll #0 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310179

>>310167
I don't even know why they hate me!
Or this character barely knows who are they!

Light Heart [Warlord] 310181

Let's go check on miss Rosemary actually

Wf+6 310184

>>310176
You pull an ancient body out of the dirt. You don't feel anymore in the depths in Humble's backyard.

>>310179
See meta.

>>310181
You find her in the back yard. Spring is using a little injured bird to demonstrate healing magic.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310185

>>310184
Just observe them for a while

310187

>>310184
Walk back inside.
Seance on the newcomer.
"So, you are?"
Okay I think we cannot do anything until more people show up.

Roll #0 2 = 2

Chip(dd knight) 310188

>>310146
>>310184
OOC: I dont know if I can do break the bank today. I am doing some stuff, if you want to go do it then its okay.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310189

>>310184
Okay, there's a lookout pony someone here, right?
Who told me what the gate was.
Speak to her.
"Hey, I know this will sound dumb, but who's the boss around here?"

Wf+6 310193

>>310188
I don't think they want to without backup. You're free to go back to bedding your trap.

>>310187
You're not feeling connected at all. How embarrassing. At least only four ponies were here to see it.

>>310185
They chat for a while, then Spring guides Rosemary's horn to the bird's wing. It flies away.

>>310189
Mellow Marsh is a male pegasus.

"Fullmaster Abilio is in charge of the assault. The Commodore commands the crew from his vessel at sea."

310195

>>310193
Gee, what a dick-ass skeleton.
Seance again.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310196

>>310193
Oh.
"MMhhhm, and where's this Abilio?"

Wf+6 310202

>>310195
"Yes, Foreman. What do you want, Foreman?"

>>310196
He gives you a dull look at points at the imposing unicorn at the table, reading.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310203

>>310193
Just wait for them to finish.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310206

>>310202
"Know how much of a boringpony you are…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310208

>>310202
I shrug.
"What, I'm new! You guys should wear nametags or something!"

Fly over to the table and lean against it.
"Hey. So I've heard you're the boss around here."

Wf+6 310217

>>310203
She cheerfully trots over to you. "I've learned so much already today! Not only in the magic of healing, but another kind of magic from you."

>>310206
"Yes, Foreman. Whatever you say, Foreman."

>>310208
He sets down the book and nods. "I am. And you're one of the mercenaries brought back by Face. I would prefer it if you did not… ahem… shake your assets in this domicile. It was not an impressive first impression, even among pirates."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310219

>>310217
"Ugh…"
Drop the Seance and facedesk.
"Hey Abilio. What do you think of that guy, Moonbeam?"

Wf+6 310221

>>310219
Once again, attempting to hog your teacher as much as possible, you interrupt Emrille's conversation. He glances over.

"Not a fan."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310225

>>310217
"Aww come on, I'm sure that nopony will judge me once they see me shoot this pretty little thing!"
Tilt my head to point at the rifle.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310226

>>310221
"Got it."
Go back to facedesking.
I honestly don't think there's anything I can do.
Unless I figure the name of that guy the dragon was talking about.

Chip(dd knight) 310230

>>310193
>>310217
>>310217
Leave the others for a moment and check out if Nurse Hearts is alright. Also try to fight back temptation

'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 310231

>>310217
I smile at her and nuzzle her cheek
"I'm happy to see you are content."

Wf+6 310244

>>310226
That would be a great start! How fares your English lately?

>>310225
He studies it briefly. "Enchanted gun. I imagine a brute like yourself bludgeons people to death with it?"

>>310230
You find Nurturing Heart back in your bunk. She's cutely sleeping in the maid outfit. You do manage to respectably contain your dog boner, though. She may be a very pretty mare, but she's definitely of consenting age, which seems to be a turnoff for you. She looks healthy, though, and would likely do whatever she could do please you if she awoke.

>>310231
She returns the nuzzle. "This is like a fairy tale. I never expected a dashing pirate to come into my clinic and sweep me off my hooves for a life of adventure! And to bed me in a few hours…" She giggles. "You're amazing, Light Heart. Please never leave me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310245

>>310244
Terrible, thank you kindly. Give me a few minutes to read through the quest.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310248

>>310244
I look around theatrically.
"Brute? Me? Just because I'm not in a fancy outfit does not mean I can't do amazing stuff, does it? Like freeze ponies in place with bullets?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 310252

>>310244
I blink
"Pirate… I am not a pirate miss Rosemary. It's such a dirty word. And don't worry, I need you as much as you need me. Which is to say, a lot."

Wf+6 310258

>>310252
She grins at you. "Sorry, Miss Heart. I just think you seem rather dashing is all. I would never even have the courage I have now if not for you."

>>310248
He raises a brow. "An impressive talent, if true. Then the gun is a catalyst."

>>310244
Smitts approaches you from behind, Chip, and taps a hoof on your shoulder before you can do anything else.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310264

>>310258
"It doesn't just look pretty after all. It's the thing I'm most proud of. There are many rifles, but this one is mine, and there is no other like it!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 310265

>>310258
"Well, you seemed quite courageous when we first met at least. Within five minutes you had thrown me on a bed for an intimate examination."

Wf+6 310269

>>310265
She blushes. "I don't know what came over me. Something about the way you talked. I mean, I didn't act on it after all…"

Wf+6 310273

>>310264
"I see. Well, there are many marksponies on the ships. I'm sure you'll fit in."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310274

>>310273
"How about mages?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 310276

>>310269
I move a little closer, still smiling
"I liked it."

Chip(dd knight) 310277

>>310244
Go back to bed with her for a rest and cuddle.

Wf+6 310281

>>310277
see >>310258

>>310276
Another blush, a little redder. "Me too. Being with you feels right. I'm glad Doctor Cleaver was busy."

>>310274
He thinks for a moment. "Just the few of us. We do not have a great library, and you know how scholars tend to be."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310284

>>310281
"Mhmm, indeed. Now, what do you think about miss Spring?"

Wf+6 310289

>>310284
"She's a kind teacher, but I can tell she really cares about her daughter. I'm sure they'll flee at their first opportunity. Maybe they just can't see what adventure has to offer… or they just don't want an adventure. I know I got tired of a boring life in a clinic. I bet if they get home, they'll be filled with regret that they didn't act on that adventure."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310290

>>310281
"Always learning new ways to kill, eh?"
I chuckle.
"Not that I'd have a problem with that. Setting ponies on fire gets less amusing after a while."

Wf+6 310298

>>310290
"Hm. If you're serious about expanding your knowledge of the magical arts, perhaps I can teach you in the future. But not now… I wouldn't have made the expenditure on hiring a seer for the heist if I was not extremely taxed by reopening this portal over and over."

Felfire [Necromancer] 310301

>>310298
Okay let's have a sudden revelation and raise my head.
Is Abilio busy?

Chip(dd knight) 310304

>>310281
I look at Smitts.
"Oh, you call for me?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 310305

>>310289
"Hmmm… I feared as much. A true shame, the more healers the better after all… Perhaps we should try and sway her in some way. Convince her to stay."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310307

>>310298
"Oooh!"
I perk up.
"That sounds great! I won't bother you now then, just do your job, but we'll get back to this!"

Wf+6 310308

>>310301


>>310304
He nods. "I noticed you've taken another romantic interest. Care to retire to my cabin for a moment?"

>>310301
He's chatting with Emrille.

>>310305
She looks perplexed. "I wouldn't know how to start. You're much better with words than I."

>>310307
He gives a grave nod.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310314

>>310308
Great!
Awesome!
Now I only need one thing to finally manage…

Find Spring!

Chip(dd knight) 310315

>>310308
"Why yes, is there something you needed. Perhaps I could be of assistance." I smile.

Follow Smitts back.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310316

>>310308
Oh looks like he's done.
"Hey Abilio, do you know about a Culled Cline living anywhere around here?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 310317

>>310308
"Well then…"
Approach Spring
"Miss Spring Water."

Wf+6 310324

>>310314
She's in the back yard with Summer.

>>310315
He invites you into his quarters.

"Mister Chip, I don't feel right remaining in your debt for so long. How about I make a few proposals and run them by you. I could give you money. Weapons? Training? If you want, I could have your 'mare' friend gelded and turned back into a colt. I have considerable sway over the captain of this vessel."

>>310316
He shakes his head. "I've never heard the name."

>>310317
"Yes?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 310329

>>310324
"Right. The dragon brain was talking about him, I… Think. And some other ponies are looking for him, too.
Where can I find him?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310331

>>310324
Fly over there.
"Hey there, pipsqueak!"
Wave at Summer.
"Hey there, Spring! So, did the fresh air do any good for you?"

Wf+6 310334

>>310329
"How could I possibly know where to find him if I've never heard the name? Sometimes I think you don't listen to a word from me at all, mare."

>>310331
She nods and breaths deeply. "Yes, it did. Though I'm not sure it helped me come to any conclusions."

Light Heart [Warlord] 310335

>>310324
"Miss Spring, I am very pleased to hear miss Rosemary has learned a lot from you. I must ask again, is there something I could do to repay you for this? Something for your daughter perhaps?"

Wf+6 310339

>>310335
"Can you remove her collar? It's disturbing to watch her struggle so."

It is not within your abilities.

Felfire [Necromancer] 310340

>>310334
Whoa. I mistook the link, took "Yes?" for the one adressed to me. Sorry. I should just go to sleep at this point.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310344

>>310334
I pout.
"Not at all?"

Chip(dd knight) 310358

>>310324
I scratch my head.
"Uhhh.. uhmmm…."

I then look back.
"Perhaps turn Spring to a filly? No no no…. you are a warrior back then. A good figher and dragon slayer I heard Ms. Humble say."

"If you want could you teach me." I give an awkward smile.

Light Heart [Warlord] 310362

>>310339
"At this moment? No, I'm afraid not. Perhaps in the future it will be a possibility, but not right now. I understand you are quite concerned about your daughter's well-being. Seeing how the two of you are both well versed in medical matters, I feel the need to ensure your safety and happiness. I may not be able to set you free, but perhaps I can make your time with us more bearable somehow?"

Wf+6 310366

>>310358
He gives you an amused smile and pulls his spear down from its wall mount.

"Interesting. I actually expected you to give in to your lower brain. Perhaps I do not have all the answers after all. Now, en garde!"

>>310344
>>310362
She looks between the two of you. "Why don't you see what you can do to assuage Emrille for me. She wants massages in exchange for looking after my daughter's safety."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 310374

>>310366
"That's not too much to ask for, is it? I could have asked for the gold of your daughter but I won't, as an act of my good will!"

Chip(dd knight) 310389

>>310366
"Whoa." I pull out my cudgel and brace myself.