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PirateQuest: Chapter 2.12: Heads Will Roll Wf+6 343541

>>343538
Through pursed lips: "Alys."

>>343537
Name.

You wander the ships for a while, and see a lot of different ponies. Notably, your attention is grabbed by the helmsman of the Pillager's Fancy, a serious-looking goat.

>>343539
"Song request?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343544

"Oh, the snotty unicorn that never moves a hoof? I've seen her once maybe."

Wf+6 343545

>>343543
"This is a very special kind of bag. It's called a bag of holding. You must be very careful to let nothing pierce it from the inside or outside or it will break, but as long as it is in good condition, the inside is much larger than the outside. I heard that you're learning to use explosives from the Lieutenant. So I figured you'd want a place to store them."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343546

>>343541
"Perhaps even more…"
I look him over
"What is your name, if you don't mind me asking?"

Wf+6 343547

>>343546
"Weeping Sitar."

He seems kind of burned out, eyes out of focus, but he still plays rhythmically.

>>343544
She nods. "The veeeeeery same."

Sion 343548

>>343541
I walk up to him.
"Good morning gov'ner."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343549

>>343547
"Okay. So got any reason to hijack my mirror time or is this just because you are bored?"

Chip(DD knight) 343550

>>343545
My eyes widen.
"T.. this is.. Wow."
"I just expected some doubloons but… wow, thanks you very much."

"So…. just out of curiosity. Have you two… you know." I ask in a sly tone.

Light Heart [Warlord] 343551

>>343547
"Hm… What is your purpose on this ship? Simply a musician… or more?"

Wf+6 343552

>>343548
Your name's still off!

"Good morning, Tony. What brings you to the helm this morning?"

>>343550
She turns red and replies, "A gentledog wouldn't ask, and a lady wouldn't tell!"

>>343551
He keeps playing. "I can't remember…"

Wf+6 343555

>>343549
She grins. "I'd do it I were bored, too, but I have a job for you. I want you to kill that snotty unicorn!"

343556

>>343552
I cock a brow
"You… cannot remember?"
Is he dusted or something? Anything that I can spot that indicates he's high?
"That's odd… Do you remember what you ate this morning?"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 343557

>>343555
Give her an half lid gaze.
"Yeah, and then you want me to kill Abilio, too.
No fucking chance. I'm not risking my coat for a goat that wasn't even able to keep the one life she had.
And she's got a bodyguard three times my size."

Wf+6 343560

>>343556
It doesn't take an expert to observe withdrawal symptoms.

"I didn't eat."

He probably skips meals a lot. He looks slightly emaciated.

>>343557
"Abilio? Heeeeee was the warlock… Alys is one too. But no, just Alys and her hound. And I can make it worth your while."

Chip(DD knight) 343561

>>343552
I smirk.
"My apologies, forget that I ask."

I then think for a moment.
"How about Summer, did she approach you?"

Tony [Trickster] 343562

>>343552
"I was wondering if there's anything you need done. I'm bored."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343563

>>343560
A mangled junkie then… that could be easily exploitable
"How dreadful. You look positively starved. How did you end up like this mister Sitar?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343564

>>343560
"No damn way. I like this crew, I'm not gonna get in troubles for… You, whoever you are! I'm gonna need more than a generic promise."

Wf+6 343565

>>343561
She gives a small frown. "She was confined to the brig because she couldn't pass a test, so I had to sneak in something for her."

>>343562
He just smiles and keeps at the wheel.

"No, no, not for a time anyway. I take it you're anxious to get back to work. A noble goal. Why don't you stay a spell and tell me a bit about yourself?"

>>343563
He shrugs. "I trade most of my rations for snuff."

Well that was blunt.

>>343564
She frowns. "You're a neeeeeecromancer, right? I can show you how to harneeeeeeeess Tartarian Power. You'd be neeeeeear unstoppable."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343566

>>343565
Snicker.
"Did you much good."

Wf+6 343568

>>343566
She shrugs. "It's what killed meeeeee. Sheeeeee uses it too!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 343569

>>343565
"I see, that is rather unfortunate to hear. But surely, you must do something to earn to rations? To earn your stay on these fine vessels? Are you a fighter, per chance?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343570

>>343568
"Yeah, I'll have to think about it. And you'll have to help me.
Because if you do, I can make the deal just that much more interesting…"
Grin at her.

Chip(DD knight) 343572

>>343565
I think for a minute.
"Will she be okay? Is she with her mother in the brig?"

Tony [Trickster] 343574

>>343565
"Me? Well…"

I sit down. "Just another Dog from the Old Country trying to get rich, gov'ner. Getting rich the smart way that is."

Wf+6 343576

>>343570
"How do you expect meeeee to help?"

>>343572
"I think so. And her mother is there, too. As I understand it, the Commodore considered her failure to be a breach of contract and made Captain Abilio re-apply that nasty hex to her."

>>343569
He keeps playing. "I was, once. Not anymore. I can't remember why they let me stay."

>>343574
"No more to your story than that? Where does one acquire alarm-disabling skills in the Old Country?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343578

>>343576
"Shadows. Ever heard of them? From here, I can call you into one.
Imagine being called into the shadow of that unicorn you hate so much.
Wouldn't that be the perfect revenge?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 343579

>>343576
"I see."
I turn around and walk away
"Carry on. We will talk again soon enough I believe."
I'd rather not bother Abilio or Landgrave with something like this. So I guess I will ask a random pirate about this stallion and what he does or used to do.

Wf+6 343580

>>343578
"Whateeeeever it takes, then."

>>343579
Most of the random pirates you run into just tell you that he survives off of alms. That doesn't really answer your question of how he still gets rations, though. Maybe you should ask the quartermaster, or the cook.

Chip(DD knight) 343581

>>343576
I stood there silently.
"W.. wow. R… really? Spring is back to a filly?"
….

"W.. what I mean is that its bad. I feel a little sorry for the two."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343583

>>343580
Eurgh… Smitts…

Fine, even though I hate relying so much on him like this, he usually knows everything. Go find him. He'll know what I'll ask before I enter his cabin, I'm sure

Felfire [Necromancer] 343584

>>343580
"Will call for you when I have news."
Quit the connection.
Then, go to Terrebonne.
"Okay, just what on tartarus happened between those two and give me a reason not to kill Alys. Other than, the goat might be lying, of course."

Wf+6 343586

>>343581
She nods. "I feel a little bad for them. I must be going soft… or maybe it's just because a prisoner never did me a favor before."

>>343583
You knock on his door, and no one answers. He must be elsewhere right now. You find him up at the helm of the Pillager's Fancy with Tony.

>>343584
She shrugs. "I don't pay heed ta most of da crew. Only some ponies I take a special interest in." She gives you a small smile.

"I tink Alys has joined Landgrave's circle. He won't be pleased if he finds out you killed her."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343587

>>343586
I nod a Tony politely
"Mister Tony. Good day."
Then turn to Smitts
"Mister Smitts, good day to you too. I'm here to ask you about a certain crewmember, Weeping Sitar."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343588

>>343586
"And I doubt he won't find out. I will have to think about this. Killing ponies of the crew is not something I want to do."
Blush for a second.
"Oh and.. Thanks. For taking care of me, I mean."

Chip(DD knight) 343589

>>343586
I nod.
"I see, perhaps I'll visit them later."
I then put the bag inside my… bag. For later use when I think of a better way to use it.
I then grab her hoof and shake it.
"Thank for the bag. I got to go for now."
"Plus best wishes for you two."

Wf+6 343592

>>343587
He gives you a look of bemusement. "No doubt he'll be easier to keep on a leash than Mocking Wark."

>>343588
"Ya are welcome. I would naught have taken an interest in ya if I did naught like ya. I only have one sleeping bag, afta all." She gestures at your improvised bed.

"As fer da killing… I cannaught say I tink she's a valuable member of da crew. Those who aren't seem ta be Landgrave's favorite company."

>>343589
She nods and closes the door behind you.

Tony [Trickster] 343595

>>343576
I laugh.
"It started when I was just a little puppy really. Me family was very poor.
They all worked for the local mining company. And even as a puppy I had to go with them. And one day I somehow stumbled into one of the vaults."

My eyes lit up. "They must have missed a little puppy crawling in. I couldn't believe it. So shiny, so pretty, all those gems, all that gold. I was completely wild." I frown. "Then one of the staff came in and threw me out. But I couldn't forget about it. So.." I chuckle. "I had to find other ways to do it."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343597

"Eh. Now I'm starting to dislike the whole breed."
Look over at the sleeping bag.
"If I'm imposing, just tell me. I'll go back to sleep in the bunkhouse."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343598

>>343597
meant to link
>>343592

Chip(DD knight) 343599

>>343592
I stood for a moment.
"Now where to go?"

Ah perhaps I'll check on Smitts, I go and give him a visit.

Light Heart [Warlord] 343600

>>343592
"That… remains to be decided."
I look over at the ocean
"I still have time before reach Autumnsreach after all. He seemed like an intriguing fellow though… a drug addict, musician…"
Turn my gaze back to Smitts
"Although I do admit I am rather puzzled… what does he do exactly? What warrants him to stay on these vessels?"

Wf+6 343603

>>343595
"Good skill to have. I like having talented men around me, Mister Tony. Anypony can crack a skull, but it takes a keen hand to play the angles."

>>343597
She laughs. "If I wanted ya ta leave, you'd know."

>>343599
You find him at the helm of the Pillager's Fancy. Light Heart and Tony are there.

>>343600
He gives you an odd smile. "You seem to think it's a privilege."

Chip(DD knight) 343605

>>343603
I wave at the three.
"I didnt know you three had a meeting,

Wf+6 343606

>>343605
Smitts laughs heartily. "I try to keep an open door policy."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343607

>>343603
Open my hooves wide for a hug.
"Can I?"
Give her a smile.

Tony [Trickster] 343609

>>343603
I smile at the compliment.
"It helped me out a lot in the Old Country. I like to think there isn't anyplace I can't breach."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343610

>>343603
I cross my forelegs
"I suppose it isn't always that way, no. Though that still begs the question, what use is he to the fleet? And what's his story?"

>>343605
I turn to him
"Ah, mister Chip. How lovely to see you. What brings you here?"

Chip(DD knight) 343612

>>343610
I nod at Lightheart.
"Well, I actually like to have a little chit chat with Smitts but it seems you two got to me first."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343614

>>343612
I chuckle softly
"Are we not good enough for you, mister Chip? I can assure you that, if given the incentive, I can be of great value to you."

Wf+6 343615

>>343607
She seems unsure at first, but accepts your embrace.

"I'm… proud ya decided ta pursue the path of respect for da dead. I knew dere was someting different about you."

>>343609
He nods and gives a smile, "Good, good. We have need for such talents often. Hone them, and you'll find yourself rich and fulfilled."

>>343610
Without missing a beat, he turns to you and, without changing his cheery tone, remarks, "He crossed me years ago, so I ruined his life. His prison is not made of metal bars."

Chip(DD knight) 343616

>>343614
I raise an eyebrow.
"Well you are… good enough. I suppose."

I then take a seat on a nearby chair, then whisper with raised eyebrow.
"What do you mean "given with the right incentive? Dp you need something from me?"

Tony [Trickster] 343618

>>343612
"That's allright. Join in."

>>343615
"I heard we're reaching Autumnsreach soon. I hope to start honing them there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343619

>>343615
"It's been you and Fervor both that changed me."
Then, let go of her.
"But yeah, I should get some training done anyway. Gotta learn how to come back on my own if I ever want to become immortal."
Chuckle a bit and leave.
Go find doc peg.
Could you list me all the stuff I have to train with for his path?

Light Heart [Warlord] 343623

>>343615
"So in that case you are not concerned about his well-being whatsoever? Good. He could be of use… as long as he knows how to handle a gun."

>>343616
Turn to him, raising my forehooves in the air slightly
"Mister Chip, I am a entrepreneur, a seeker of joy and bliss and above all, an adventurer. During my life I have found that in this world it is wise to make friends and gain comrades one can count on. You have shown yourself to be a capable fighter in combat, so yes, you have piqued my interest."

Wf+6 343624

>>343618
"Good place to learn. We have a lot of work that can't be solved by brute force. Need some finesse."

>>343623
He chuckles. "Try not to let him die. His punishment must be more severe. As for handling a gun, I'd be surprised if he can keep one straight in his condition."

Chip(DD knight) 343626

>>343623
Male gaze…
"Well, I cannot say that I am a good fighter. I am a good carpenter and maker of ships, that I can boast, but a fighter.. Well thats good to hear."

I then stare and give a good look at Lightheart, does she look good?

Wf+6 343627

>>343626
She's canonically a looker.

The question is if her age has diminished her beauty in your eyes, isn't it?

Light Heart [Warlord] 343629

>>343624
"I feared as much. That is the consequence of dusting, is it not. It would have made him quite easy to control but… oh well. It cannot be helped I suppose. I will need to continue my pursuit of allies no matter what."
I shrug and turn my attention back to Chip

>>343626
I wave a hoof dismissively
"Mister Chip please, there is absolutely no need to be modest. You have skill and I've seen it clearly. And as I said, I could use some of that skill at my side in battle. We could be… partners."

Tony [Trickster] 343630

>>343624
I turn to Smitts.
"Are you thinking of anything in particular?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343631

>>343627
>
>>343619
Just in case.

Chip(DD knight) 343634

>>343629
"Partners? Well….. we could."
I then sit closer and give her a toothy smile.
"If you would agree to some rules that is.

Light Heart [Warlord] 343636

>>343634
I grin back at him
"Do tell. I am most intrigued."

Wf+6 343637

>>343619
My replies have been a little flaky because installing updates.
You find Doc Peg in his clinic. He's sterilizing his instruments with drinking alcohol.

>>343630
"There are some sensitive materials that were lost during a boarding. A pegasus got away with some of our documents and charts. No doubt they'll be held at the headquarters of the Holy Guard. Our sea charts are straight-forward, but our correspondences are encoded. It will take them time to break them. We can't risk a direct confrontation, however: The Holy Guard has too many resources."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343638

>>343636
I also turn to Rosemary
"Miss Rosemary, why don't you leave mister Chip and I alone to negotiate?"

Wf+6 343640

>>343638
She gives you a questioning look, but obeys and returns belowdecks.

You're still standing next to Smitts and Tony, though.

Felfire [Necromancer] 343641

>>343637
Wave at him.
"Hei Doc. I'm thinking about keeping the wings after all."
Move around the clinic and approach the Mystic Still.

Chip(DD knight) 343642

>>343638
>>343636
After Rose left I turn to Lightheart and whisper.
"What do you want from me Ms Light heart. What game are you playing at?" I raise my eyebrow.

Tony [Trickster] 343643

>>343637
I stand up again and perk my ears. This sounds interesting.

"So you're looking for someone who could get those documents back without drawing attention?"

Wf+6 343645

>>343643
"Yes, that would be ideal. In a disaster situation, we could attempt a frontal assault, but preferably we'd like to take care of this subtly and get out."

>>343641
He looks surprised, but nods.

You look down to examine the Still, and when you look up, Felfire is staring back at you. She starts, "Interested in the Mystic Still? It's where I make my magic whiskey. I can make other kinds, too, though."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343646

Have I woken up yet?
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 343647

>>343645
I chuckle "I'd like to volunteer for that. What do we know about the headquarters?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 343648

>>343640
They can hear.

Smitts would know about it anyway.

>>343642
"Want from you? Game? Mister Chip please, it is quite simple. I made the same deal with Miss Emrille already. It is a mere alliance between the both of us. Together we are stronger than while we stand on our own. We exchange favors for one another and ensure each others' safety…"
I give him a seductive, half-lidded look
"And let me assure you that I will make it worth your while, one way or… the other. All you have to do is… listen."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343649

>>343645
"Mhmh. Extremely interested, never passing on a good drink. What's the magic around it?"

Chip(DD knight) 343650

>>343648
Those eyes…..
"Uuuhh… alright, I'm listening."

Wf+6 343651

>>343646
You're awake and in jail. You can take the test again today.

Spring Water is with you, cuddling up against the warm Teddy Ursa cutely. She might be cuter than you!

Redcoat is brooding in the corner. Keymaster is near the door.

>>343647
"Little, I'm afraid. We avoid Holy Guard patrols, so until now, Autumnsreach was out of the question. Still, the documents in question are worth the risk."

>>343649
"The Mystic Still allows me, or any other brewer, for that matter, to coalesce obscure magical effects into kinds of alcohol. It's a little dangerous for a novice, but you can gain a lot of insight into how the magical world works if you become skilled with it. Because our ship is moving, it crosses over different leylines, which change the effects in addition to how you brew your liquor."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343653

>>343650
"What I meant is that if we indeed agree on a partnership, we listen to each other and then aid one another with any problems when needed. If you prove to be a valuable and loyal asset to me, I will reward you gratuitously."
I wink and extend a hoof to him
"So what say you? Deal or no deal?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343654

>>343651
"You must be extremely skilled to always brew a liquor that has the same effect then…"

343655

>>343651
Do I wake up as well?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 343656

>>343654
"It has become trivial over time, but you are right, for a long time, it was mostly blind experimentation. I am afraid my forte is mimicry, but to try to chart unexplored magical territory made me feel alive. It is the gift of Independence."

>>343655
Looks like Summer's movement has caused you to stir as well.

Chip(DD knight) 343657

>>343653
"Oh.."
"Oh…!"
"If I agree, to this, I expect you will return the favor without question." I give a warm smile.

I then take her hoof and shake it.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343658

>>343651
I yawn and get up, stretching.
>>343655
>>343656
"Oh, hi momma…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 343660

>>343657
I give him a wide grin
"Excellent. I hope for a long and healthy partnership between us two."
Once he retracts his hoof I give him a nod and walk off back to Rosemary
"We will speak more later mister Chip. Have a pleasant day."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343661

>>343658
I let out a soft yawn and stretch out slightly
"Good morning sweetheart…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343662

>>343656
"I know what you mean. So, magic and alcohol, I couldn't ask for anything more. Where do I start?"

Chip(DD knight) 343663

>>343660
I tilt my head for a moment.
Wow thats quick.

Tony [Trickster] 343664

>>343651
"Gov'ner, I'll get those documents back safe and sound. Do you already have some plan or can I improvise it?"

Wf+6 343665

>>343662
"Well… first, pick your poison."

He opens a cabinet. There are a few hundred bottles of various sizes and labels. He's got everything: gin, vodka, chianti, Irish, korn, bourbon, vermouth, pisco, calvados, bourbon, and more.

>>343660
She smiles at you when you return to her. "What now?"

>>343664
He nods slowly. "We'll probably have to scout it out, first. Make a plan once we get there… Like I said, we've never visited the city before."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343666

>>343665
"You got the stuff from the cold lands!"
Go for a bottle of vodka, with a grin on my face.

Chip(DD knight) 343667

>>343665
Alrighty then.
I look at Smitts as I recline and relax on the chair.
"That girl is weird, whats up with her? I mean Lightheart?"

Tony [Trickster] 343668

>>343665
"I'd better get myself prepared then."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343669

>>343665
"Mister Chip is a good asset to the team, but I still require more…"
I circle around Rosemary, thinking out loud
"Recruitment is not simple however… These pirates can be quite hard to please… I could recruit in Autumnsreach but… I doubt any holy ponies will be eager to join my ensemble…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343670

>>343661
I walk over to the bars and look over to Keymaster.
"Um, mister Keymaster? Are they gonna give us breakfast today?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343671

>>343670
I stand next to her
"My daughter needs to extra nourishment for her test."

Wf+6 343672

>>343667
He nods. "She's aggressive. Ambitious."

>>343668
"The best preparation now is relaxation. Best to get ready for the job by working out your nerves. Can't afford to crack due to stress while hiding."

>>343670
He nods and retreats from the prison. You have a little bit of time in private before he returns.

Redcoat coughs. "Do you know where they're headed now? The fleet, I mean. I don't hear much on the inside."

>>343669
She cocks her head. "What about Weeping Sitar? Or Mocking Wark?"

>>343666
You pour the vodka into the still.

"Turn on the heat, then focus your magic on it. You don't know how to work it, so don't worry about getting one effect in particular."

Roll 1d20.

343673

>>343672
Shrug.
"Doctor's order, I obey!"
And fire away.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 343674

>>343672
"Well I see that, well most of us that ride this ship are ambitious. Its just that she is too… clingy…"
"And old." I mutter.

I then put a paw on my chin.
Wait a minute. What the hell, I forgot what the reason why I came here for.

Light Heart [Warlord] 343675

>>343672
"Weeping Sitar would probably be obedient but… he's a duster. He would not be able to concentrate on his job properly without his… ughfix."
I stick out my wrinkle my nose in disdain
"Mocking Wark is too abrasive and heady. A very common donkey trait, I assure you. They usually do not take orders well. Somepony like that would just endanger us all in combat."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343677

>>343672
"Aren't we going towards… Autumnsbeat? Autumns-Sea? I forget…"

Tony [Trickster] 343678

>>343672
"Sounds like a plan. Goodbye gov'ner."

I look at Chip.
"See you around."

I go take another look around the ship. Is there anywhere I can buy supplies?

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343679

>>343677
"Autumnsreach… I've heard of it."

Wf+6 343687

>>343675
She cocks her head at you again, in the other direction. "So which is more important? Obedience, or usefulness?"

>>343677
>>343679
"Holiest City in Equestria, huh? I can work with that… if I can get free…"

>>343678
The quartermasters sell supplies. Including the one you were just talking to.

>>343673
You brew up some Dire Vodka.

Chip(DD knight) 343688

Felfire [Necromancer] 343689

>>343687
"Looks wicked. Wanna share the first sip?"

Wf+6 343691

>>343687
Felfire
The other Felfire claps you on the back. "Not bad for a first try! It looks a little dire to me. We must be crossing a fault line."

>>343674
He chuckles. "You're certainly a dog that knows what you want, don't you? Well, not being one to stand in the way of romance, I can tell you that I know Light Heart can be very understanding if it means gaining a little loyalty in return. You could open up to her. She will probably surprise you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343694

>>343691
"Aww… So I best throw this away? What's the worst that could happen?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343695

>>343687
"But mister Redcoat, you're in chains! How do we get you free?"

Wf+6 343696

>>343689
She considers it, then shrugs. "Okay, but don't complain if it goes down bitter!"

Pouring the Dire Vodka into a pair of mugs, she passes one to you. Bottom's up!

You take one wound. This stuff isn't good for you!
You feel filled with strength for the next six seconds.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343697

>>343695
"And we are just fillies… in a already bad situation…"

Wf+6 343698

>>343697
"I've heard them talking about you… about some test. Pass it and you get out, right?"

Chip(DD knight) 343699

>>343691
"Hmmm… alright we'll see."

I sat there for a moment.
"So do you got any news on the next target?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343700

>>343696
"Oh-okay, maybe this needs a new brewing."
Put down the glass and push the vodka away.

Light Heart [Warlord] 343701

>>343687
"Balance is."
I poke her in the chest with my hoof
"You listen to me and are competent, for example. Both are important. I am not somepony who revels in authority, miss Rosemary, but I understand the need of a chain of command. Somepony needs to be in charge."

Tony [Trickster] 343702

>>343687
I'll go to see Blue Topaz in that case.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343704

>>343698
"That is what we are hoping to achieve, yes."

Wf+6 343706

>>343699
"Nothing more than the obvious. It's the Holiest City in Equestria. Home to mostly priests, paladins, and other ponies of Celestia, it's more of a collection of shrines and churches than it is a proper city. It's essentially the worst possible target for a raid: plenty of skilled warriors, and most of them have taken vows of poverty."

>>343700
Felfire smiles at you and flutters her copper wings a bit. "Just remember! Even more dangerous brews can be useful if you use them at the right time."

With that, her catalyst glows a little and you feel better almost immediately.

Wounds are back to full.

>>343701
"So what will you do?"

>>343702
You find Blue Topaz in her chambers. She addresses you without looking up. "Yes?"

>>343704
"Then that will be our chance. I believe in you. How hard can some test be?"

Chip(DD knight) 343708

>>343706
I sat up from my relaxed position with my mouth hanging out.
"What? But why sack it? Isnt that suicidal?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343709

>>343706
"About danger.. Has this ever brewed poisons?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343712

>>343706
"It's pretty hard… I hope I do well enough today. I don't want to see what else they take from us."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343714

>>343706
"Look further. There are more ponies out there."
I take a deep breath
"Not to mention I have some networking to do. Let us see what is what first."
Motion her to follow along and head over to Landgrave's cabin

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343717

>>343706
"It seemed pretty hard to me…"

>>343712
I nuzzle her cheek
"… But I know you can pull it off, sweetie. You'll make me proud."

Wf+6 343718

>>343709
"It's probably possible, but I've never done it."

>>343708
"We're not sacking it. This is intended to be a more subtle mission. We need to recover stolen documents. In short during the naval battle for Stonebriar, a pegasus boarded and escaped with sensitive information and sea charts."

>>343712
>>343717
"Suffer well. It can't be worse than having your eyes burned out."

>>343714
He opens the door when you arrive.

"Miss Heart. What brings you here?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343721

>>343718
"Right, gotta watch out for it then. Can I have one more go?"

Tony [Trickster] 343722

>>343706
I try to show my best smile.
"Miss Topaz. I was looking to buy some supplies before the next raid."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343723

>>343718
I nod my head politely
"Good morning, Sir Landgrave. I was hoping we could converse… perhaps more privately this time. I would like to perhaps learn a thing or two from your social skills."

Wf+6 343724

>>343721
She checks the pressure on the apparatus.

"It looks like you can probably manage one more today…"

>>343722
She doesn't look up to see it. "What do you need?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343727

>>343718
I wince.
"I- I… I'm sorry mister Redcoat."
I move away from the bars and shut my eyes tight as I attempt to create a spell that would at least grant temporary vision, or possibly the eventual regrowth of the visual organs.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

343728

>>343724
Grin at doc.

"Good!"
Grab some Chianti, we need good stuff.
And then, pour all my malefic intent onto it. Make something that could kill a pony in one sip.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343731

>>343718
"Don't blame us for your bad luck… it wont help either of us."

>>343727
I put a hoof on her back and shake my head sadly

Wf+6 343734

>>343723
"Very well, come in."

He invites you into his mansion. From here, you can see a grand staircase that leads to the second floor, and there are doors that lead to a ballroom, music room, and sitting room. He opts for the latter of the three.

>>343727
Looks like you can't imagine how something as subtle as eyes work.

"Don't be sorry. You didn't do this. I'll kill the ones who did."

>>343728
Looks like your will to kill isn't very good. You create some Mender's Chianti.

>>343731
"Luck had nothing to do with it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343735

>>343734
I smile warmly at the display
"Such a lovely estate… almost makes me feel a little homesick."
I shake it off and join him

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343736

>>343734
I sigh
"Does that really matter? It doesn't change anything."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343737

>>343734
Waiting for doc's reaction. This one I will probablykeep for myself.

Tony [Trickster] 343741

>>343724
"Oh nothing much, some new leather armor, a hip flask,and.." I start thinking "..maybe something as a distraction. Do you sell smoke bombs?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343746

>>343731
>>343734
I sigh and plop down on the floor.
Maybe… maybe the next town will have some books I can read about eyes! That will surely help me!
"I'm hungry…"

Wf+6 343749

>>343735
He invites you into the sitting room and takes a seat. "What would you like to know in particular, Miss Heart?"

>>343736
"Don't resign yourself. Breed your hatred. Let it flow. Hate is a passion that fuels relentlessness, and we'll need relentlessness to deal with these pirates."

>>343737
She remarks with surprise, "That's an old favorite of some. Won't do much for you to deal serious wounds, but it'll make it easier to stay on your feet."

>>343741
She nods, still looking at her figures. "We have them. They're a doubloon a piece."

These are functionally similar to the smoke screen trickshot.

>>343746
Aaand with that, Keymaster returns.

"G'rat'ns 'ere."

He slides a platter into your cell. It's not on par with the feast Emrille brought you previously, but it still has bacon, sausage, and apples.

Chip(DD knight) 343750

>>343718
"Ah I see, and who will go in and retrieve it?"

Wf+6 343751

>>343750
"We'll assemble a team when we know more about the situation."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343752

>>343749
I perk up when I see the food.
"Thanks mister Keymaster!"
I start munching away, pulling the platter between me and Spring.

Felfire [Necromancer] 343753

>>343749
"The irony, a wine that keeps you up."
Go sit somewhere.
"You are an interesting fella, doc. Now that I know about this brewery of yours, you jump on my top three."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343754

>>343749
"The art of leadership. Or more specifically, charismatic authority. You obviously hold a high position and are very skilled at the art of socializing. I would like to improve on those myself."

Chip(DD knight) 343755

>>343751
"Alright then, at least now I have an idea on whats coming."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343756

>>343749
I push the meat away and settle for the apples.
"Thank you, keymaster."

Tony [Trickster] 343757

>>343749
Yikes. That's lodsamone.

I frown a bit. "And how much for the flask and armor? Or wait, scratch the armor, I need a coat with lots of pockets."

Chip(DD knight) 343758

>>343755
I look outside of the ship for awhile then look back at Smitts.
"So… Summer failed her test?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 343759

>>343752
I gently take the meat away from her plate
"Not the meat, sweetie. We don't eat that stuff…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343760

>>343756
"This food tastes funny…"
I munch on some of the sausage and bacon.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343763

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343764

>>343759
>>343760
My eyes widen and I spit the food out.
"That's… meat? Blegh! Ewwww!…"
I continue spitting, trying to get the taste out of my mouth.

Wf+6 343765

>>343755
>>343758
He nods. "She didn't put much time into studying. I suspect she'll pass her next test, which means she'll be free to roam, and Spring will be back to her proper age."

>>343757
"Just a coat with pockets and a flask? I could do both for just one."

>>343756
"M'pl's're t's'rve."

>>343754
"Certainly. You try to put on the appearance of nobility, and that's important. Anyone can gain an office, but what makes a noble noble is the way one conducts their actions."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343768

>>343764
I chuckle softly
"I know, it's pretty icky."

Felfire [Necromancer] 343769

Wf+6 343772

>>343753
Felfire gives you a grin. "Only third? Haven't you heard the saying 'Love thyself'?"

Tony [Trickster] 343773

>>343765
"I'll take those and one smoke bomb then." I give her 2 doubloons.

Light Heart [Warlord] 343776

>>343765
I nod
"It's a shame not all ponies have the decency to be polite and talk in a civil manner."

Wait, did Rosemary enter too? Landgrave doesn't care?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343778

>>343768
I try not to think about the fact that I just ate the muscle of a formerly living creature, and take a few bites of one of the apples to try and get the taste out of my mouth.
"Eww… how do people eat that."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343780

>>343778
"Some ponies like it for some reason. It's pretty niche though."
I tap a hoof against my chin
"You remember what I told you about our digestion system and meat, right?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 343781

>>343772
"If you keep this attitude up with Emrille or the heart condition I'm sure they'd take you literally."
Laugh a bit.
"But. Got work to do. Magic to learn. Corpses to seduce. We shall talk more another time, fine by you?"

Wf+6 343782

>>343776
He considers her to be a servant to you, so as long as she doesn't make trouble (she won't), he won't give a shit. It's the same reason Tasia can be in his mansion.

"Yes… There are those that prefer the practical, but in high society, niceties are important."

>>343778
Keymaster shrugs.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343785

>>343780
"That we can eat it, but we have trouble digesting it?"
I continue munching on an apple.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343789

>>343785
I nod
"Exactly. It has bad effects on our stool."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343790

>>343782
I nod in agreement again and allow him to continue

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343795

>>343789
"I didn't swallow any! I just chewed it."

Wf+6 343797

>>343781
Felfire chuckles a little uncertainly. "I don't think I know either of the ponies you're talking about, but stop by any time."

>>343790
He speaks at length about social graces and how to handle yourself at a breakfast. You consider that he might be making jabs at you, given that you realize you must have made six or seven minor faux pas during your last meal.

Felfire [Necromancer] 343800

>>343797
And now, to Abilio's room. Knock.

Light Heart [Warlord] 343801

>>343797
That seems like an oddly specific topic…

Tony [Trickster] 343802

Wf+6 343804

>>343789
Keymaster mutters something about trying to bring you more fruits and vegetables in the future. Or maybe he was talking about swabbing the deck of roots and cannonballs. You're not really sure with his odd manner of speech.

Wf+6 343806

>>343773
She rummages through the hold and passes you your gear.

I updated the GDoc and forgot to actually respond.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343809

>>343804
"Thank you mister Keymaster!"
I smile up at him.
"Um, when does mister Landgrave want me to go take my test?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 343811

>>343804
I understood every single thing he's said so far!

>>343795
"Don't worry sweetie, it's okay."

Wf+6 343817

>>343809
Keymaster slips three sheets through the bars, along with a quill and inkwell.

"Take y't'me, I'll take it when y'do'."

Roll 310

Tony [Trickster] 343819

>>343806
"Thank you." I put on my coat, put my flask and some daggers in the inner pockets. "Very nice."

"Miss Topaz, there's another reason I came here. I was wondering if you might need an assistant."

Wf+6 343822

>>343800
"Yes?" He calls through the door.

>>343801
It's a pretty specific topic.

>>343819
She actually looks up at you for the first time in your visit. "You're not getting a key to the high value area."

Light Heart [Warlord] 343825

>>343822
Well go broader then! I asked for another specific topic earlier!

Though I suppose I should let him do his story. Just to not get on his bad side

Good night

Summer Seas [Cleric] 343827

>>343817
I gulp and pull the paper, quill and inkwell closer to me.
Here goes nothing…
'3d10'

Roll #1 9, 2, 2 = 13

Wf+6 343829

>>343825
Let's pause here for the night.

Tony [Trickster] 343837

>>343822
"I'm not asking for one. Look Miss Topaz." I put my hands to my chest.
"I'm going to be frank with you. I know I might not seem to be the most honest of types.
But all of my life I've been interested in gold, gems and yet I don't know much about them.
If you could me a chance to learn more about them, I'll help you in any way I can."
Despite myself, my voice becomes a bit pleading.
"I'm just asking for a chance, I don't need a key to the vault and you can shake me by my ankles if you ever even think I might have taken something."

Wf+6 344026

>>343837
She cracks the first thing resembling emotion since you've come into contact with her. You're not sure how to describe it, though, and her ancient jowls mask it well.

"I wasn't remarking about your appearance. It's not wise to trust anyone on a pirate ship with a key to the vault. I've had plenty of would-be 'apprentices' attempt to gain my favor in the past so that they can gain access to the loot. I am beholden, however, directly to Landgrave and therefore the Commodore, and no one else."

She pauses. "If you are genuine, I will take you on as an apprentice, though believe me, if I think you might have taken something, you'll get much worse than an ankle-shaking."

>>343827
Between the low light and your nerves, you don't do so well on logic and rhetoric, though you pass grammar with flying colors.

Landgrave comes to the brig personally to express his disappointment, remarking that he had hoped you would succeed with a lack of distractions. He then tutors you on test-taking strategies. '1d5'

You spend the rest of the day in the brig with your filly mother. Nothing else of note happens, except for Redcoat's mutterings of disappointment, and in the evening, Cloudy Stripes stops by and helps sew up your teddy ursa. You pass out on the implement at night.

>>343825
He transitions from manners at the dinner table to speaking at length about how the manner in which one carries one's self determines their social position, not just their birth rank, and he remarks that one that strives to be noble but is not is higher, in his eyes, than one truly noble but without regard for their class.

He discusses the ancient concept of noblesse oblige, as well, and how one's apparent power becomes true power. He closes on the note,

"One wears a mask, Miss Heart, and one's face grows to fit that mask. Be certain the mask you wear is the face you'd like to bear."

>>343800
Reiterated
"Yes?" He calls through the door.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 344027

>>344026
"Felfire, here to study. And to check on you."

Borders Skewed 344028

>>344026
If we're going to be on a mission, I'll wait a bit.

Wf+6 344029

>>344026
Summer Seas
You get a flat +2 to all of your test rolls next roll.

>>344027
"Very well, you may enter." The lock clicks open, and you find Abilio at his table, writing a correspondence.

>>344028
Today is expected to be an uneventful day of sailing. Autumnsreach is a good distance away yet.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344031

>>344026
I nod
"Yes, naturally. Thank you Sir Landgrave, I do appreciate the time and effort you pour into this."

Borders Skewed 344032

>>344028
>>344029
Time to visit that… mage-pony Emrille was speaking of, then!

Felfire [Necromancer] 344034

>>344029
Trot in and move closer to his desk.
Look him over, is he still injured?
"I'm here mostly to check on the star map and practice with the scale, don't stop what you are doing."

Chip(DD knight) 344035

>>343765
"I see."

I then stand up.
"Thanks for the tips Mr.Smitts. Got to catch up on some ponies onboard."
Go and find Nursing Hearts.

Tasia [Paladin] 344037

>>344026
"Are you hungry, Lady Viscountess? Anything I can do for you?"

Tony [Trickster] 344042

>>344026
I genuinly smile.
"You won't regret this, Miss Topaz. When can I start?"

Wf+6 344047

>>344031
He gives you an amused smile. "Did you not know? To call me Sir Landgrave is redundant. Landgrave is my title, which I have formally adopted in lieu of a name: it is merely fate that has led my titulature to carry ironic meaning… not unlike yours. I feel we are two of a kind."

>>344032
That would be Fullmaster Abilio, Captain of the Pillager's Fancy. You find Felfire at the threshold, and he waves you in simultaneously.

>>344034
It would seem he's been patched up since the raid. He raises a brow. "You may need some direction with the Star Charts, unless you're particularly versed in readings or navigational equipment."

>>344035
You find Nurturing Heart on a cot in the bunkhouse. She's asleep.

>>344037
The Viscountess Nihil is busying herself with her makeup at the nightstand, but she does stop to consider you for a moment.

"Good grace prevents me from being seen without my makeup on, Tasia, but I do grow curious as to what Landgrave is discussing with the unicorn Light Heart below, in the sitting room. She is part of that crew of pirates, but seems to be cut from a more noble cloth. Go and observe them, will you not?"

>>344042
She holds up a block of copper with a hoof.

"This is junkmetal we acquire when we purify gold for doubloons. It's soft when heated, and malleable, so we usually sell it when we make town. Take this block, and replicate one of my doubloons. If you can maintain… let's say fifty percent fidelity, I'll consider taking you on."

She gestures at her instruments: engraving tools, blades, designs, presses, and the like. The first step will be outlining the rough shape.

344048

>>344047
"I told you, I'd hate to bother."
Just try the scale for now, that I can use on my own, no?
Focus my magic on it.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344049

>>344047
Where am I right now?

Wf+6 344050

>>344049
Aboard the Pillager's Fancy.

>>344048
No dice. You don't give it enough power, and you barely do anything at all to the stone.

344051

>>344050
Push harder. NOT TOO HARD!
This thing is really delicate..

Roll #1 2 = 2

344052

>>344051
Once more?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 344053

>>344047
I shake him up(in the flank) to wake him up.
"Hey, how are you? Miss me?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344055

>>344047
"Ah… my apologies. I will be sure to keep that in mind. And I suppose you are indeed right, yes. Fate seems to be toying with us quite often."

Borders Skewed 344056

>>344048
"Good day, Felfire."

>>344047
"And Good day to you, Captain. How fortunate that our captain is a mage, too!"

Tasia [Paladin] 344057

>>344047
"Of course Viscountess"
quietly leave and see where Light Heart and Landgrave are. Hopefully they're on the deck '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 344058

>>344056
"Hey."
Keep focusing on the scale.

Wf+6 344059

>>344051
>>344052
The first time you do nothing again, but the second you go WAY past your goal and tear off several layers at once with no regard for proper balance. The dirt side of the scale goes down and the sand side goes up.

>>344053
She gives you a lazy smile. "I did miss you."

>>344055
"There is a time to every season. The season of balance approaches rapidly, and those who have found themselves at Fate's mercy will soon turn the tables. I expect you'll be at my side when that happens, Miss Heart. All of the most fortunate ponies will be."

>>344056
"The Pillager's Fancy is traditionally the home to the spellcasters of the fleet, though necromancers have kept the title of captain for nearly as long as the ship has been in the fleet. I am no exception: I study both the arcane and the veil."

>>344057
Inside Landgrave's dimensional mansion, they are one floor below you, in the sitting room.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344060

>>344059
I go looking for the pony with the metal wings.

344061

>>344059
And now, less power it is.
Why is my balance so off today?
Have I ever been balanced at all?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tasia [Paladin] 344062

>>344059
well, shit.

alright head back that way and stay out of the way while quietly observing the two. rolling to listen in on whatever conversation they have. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 344063

>>344047
I hang up my coat and sit down to work.
I take out one of my doubloons and lay it next to me, together with the designs.

I then very carefully start outlining the rough shape of the doubloon.

'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 344065

>>344059
I sit next to her while stroking his mane.
"Have you eaten? Are the others treating you well? If you want I can grab a bite?"

Chip(DD knight) 344066

>>344065
>*I can grab you a bite.

344067

>>344061
And since the worst that can happen is dust everywhere, one last try.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 344068

>>344059
"Of course. I see no reason not to. I prefer avoiding conflict as much as possible either way."

Borders Skewed 344069

>>344059
"That is very interesting. Myself, I work with Spatial magic, out of interest and curiosity with that lies beyond what we can directly sense. Once could perhaps call it study of the beyond. Are you familiar?"

Wf+6 344071

>>344060
You track her to the captain's chambers. The door has been carelessly left open. Abilio is at a table, writing. Inside are the mage Borders Skewed and the necromancer Felfire.

>>344061
>>344067
You shave a few grains off the sand layer and bring them closer into alignment, but you still haven't given it enough power.

>>344062
You hear it all and stay quiet. Assume you've retroactively heard the rest of the conversation, too.

>>344063
It's an okay start… you'll need to do better. Next comes the fine-tuning: get the shape just right.

>>344065
She seems a little confused. "Oh… I've just been waiting here."

It seems she's forgotten to do anything but stay here to heal and otherwise service you. Fortunately not much time has passed, and she still looks relatively healthy. A little food might be in order, though.

>>344068
"There's just the matter of one thing… There is not currently an opening in my circle. I have just recently filled it with a warlock named Alys, a noble in exile. She was to fill the place of the oh-so-tragic loss of the mayor of Cloudsdale. Still, I am a firm believer in opportunity for expansion. If only one of the two of you remained, I wouldn't be forced to make a difficult decision. And, of course, in the interest of politeness, I will inform her of your candidacy as well. If you find yourself successful, there will be… rewards for being a member of my inner ring."

>>344069
"Naturally. The Tartarian Gates I create deal with both."

344072

>>344071
Well do it once more, damnit.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Borders Skewed 344074

>>344071
"Tartarian Gates? Do explain."

344075

>>344072
Taking 5?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344077

>>344071
I go inside. What is Felfire doing?

Felfire [Necromancer] 344078

>>344077
Playing with a magic scale.

Chip(DD knight) 344079

>>344071
I shake him a little.
"Oh I see, are you shy asking the others for food? Alright Ms.Hearts I'll grab you something to bite."

Then squeeze her flank a little and whisper.
"Then after that, perhaps I might bite you."

Go out to grab some food and water for the both of us.

Tony [Trickster] 344080

>>344071
Oh dear. This is a lot more difficult then I thought. I take another good look at the doubloon and slowly carve out the shape, trying to keep my paw steady.

'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344081

>>344078
I know

Tasia [Paladin] 344083

>>344071
Planning and details, possible murder. They talk of things as if it's every day business.
stay still and wait until they are finished

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344085

Where the hell am I?

Wf+6 344087

>>344077
She's toying with some odd scale that has a piece of sandirt stone in the middle. As she applies magic to it, it shaves off part of the stone, separating the sand and the dirt.

>>344075
Seven is within range (4-7).

Finally you get the scales to balance and you work out the rest of the stone from there. You feel a little more confidence in your inner balance.

>>344074
Some Warlocks have learned to create rifts into Tartarus to pull out spirits to serve. I have learned to not only do this, but create doorways while inside Tartarus. Because of the odd spacial properties of the realm, this makes for exceptionally fast travel without need to deal with intervening roadblocks, such as guards. The Tartarian realm is, of course, is rarely guarded aside from it's natural defenders. It goes unseen but all but a select few."

>>344079
She giggles giddily. You go collect your daily rations from the hold. She doesn't appear to draw rations, but there is enough to share.

>>344083
Acknowledged.

>>344085
Aboard the Pillager's Fancy(?)

Given that you can move freely between the ships you're not really tied down in this regard.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344089

>>344087
Go to Topaz.
Get that money.

Wf+6 344091

>>344089
Consider it got.

You're issued your hazard pay. Tony is in there, working on something.

344092

>>344087
With a smile, set the scale back and trot over to Abilio.
Wait for him to finish talking.
In the meanwhile, glance at the star map and see what I can understand.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tony [Trickster] 344093

>>344091
About that

>>344080

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344094

>>344087
What are the others in here doing and what do they look like?

Borders Skewed 344096

>>344087
"I.. well, I can't say I'm not fascinated, even if I was expecting more. But yes, I am interested. How does one create, or travel through such a gate?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344097

>>344091
How much is that?
And what about payment for actually shooting stuff and shit?

Chip(DD knight) 344101

>>344087
Give him his part of the ration.
"Out of curiosity, who are the one's who approach you for healing?"
Quickly finish the food!

Wf+6 344105

>>344080
You fine-tune it splendidly. Emrille enters.

Now you need to apply the press and make it the proper thickness.

>>344092
You have no natural talent for it at all. It's just a bunch of dots and lines to you.

>>344094
Captain "Fullmaster" Abilio is a large unicorn stallion wearing a tricorne. His cutie mark is an an ornate archway filled with fire. He is writing a correspondence.

Felfire is a pegasus mare with a cutie mark that resembles a golden ring. She wears nothing but a vial of cyan fluid.

>>344096
"It is a process you would not be familiar with. The technique has been passed down from master to master for many iterations. Personally, I believe the line dates back to the original unicorn guardians of the Great Gate of Tartarus, before Cerberus was made the gate guardian."

>>344097
You now have 12 doubloons total.

>>344101
She seems confused. "I don't really ask… sometimes they just come and see my cutie mark and demand I heal them, so I do, and they leave."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344107

>>344105
Hahaha, I'm fucking rich!
WOOO!
Roll not to laugh uncontrollably.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 344109

>>344071
"Hmmm… I see… Very well then. I shall consider your… offer."

Felfire [Necromancer] 344111

>>344105
"Hum… Abilio, once you are done, could you spare the time to teach me about this map?"

344112

>>344105
Does the chart she is looking at make any sense to me?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tasia [Paladin] 344114

>>344105
if that's it then quietly make my way backup the stairs and to Viscountess Nihil's room

"Viscountess, It seems there is some agreement over an 'Inner Circle' of Landgrave's and the possibility for this Light Heart and Alys to vie over the open spot"

Tony [Trickster] 344118

>>344105
Well that's something.
"Hey Emrille". I say as she walks in.
I then turn my attention to the press, lay the shape on it. I inspect the doubloon and the press one more time to make sure everything is in place.
And then I slowly press the rough shape.

'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 344124

>>344105
>>344105
"Ah, well it matters little."
I then start to get near her.
"What matters is that you are here." I smile slyly while touching his flank.

Wf+6 344130

>>344107
She seems bored and unimpressed by your laughter. One imagines that when you've minted hundreds of thousands of doubloons, twelve seems like nothing at all.

>>344109
He nods. "Be aware that Miss Alys may not take kindly to your candidacy."

>>344111
"I can."

>>344112
You recognize some of the star patterns from pictures on the temple walls you taught yourself with, but you're not sure what the stars have to do with magic.

>>344114
She smiles, interested. "Very good, Tasia. That's useful information to have. I had known about Alys, but his interest in Light Heart makes things more unstable. I will have to monitor its progression. Now… I need to have some privacy to do up my hair. You're dismissed. Take the day to yourself, you've done well."

>>344118
That's a bit too thick, but it's all cooled now, and another try would crack it…

Well, time to engrave it.

>>344124
She raises her tail a little. "Yes… And you too, now."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344132

>>344118
"Hey! What are you up to?"

Can I see what he's doing?

344133

>>344130
Well keep looking at the chart and wait for him, I guess.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tasia [Paladin] 344135

>>344130
look uneasily back out the door, then to her
"..O-On your order Lady Viscountess"
slowly make my way out and

uhh

be outside and out of the way from the pirates. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 344136

>>344130
"And that is why I am not sure of it yet. I will need some time to consider."
I get up
"Thank you, Landgrave. I do appreciate your time. I will let myself out."
Take my leave. Let's go find miss Emrille

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344140

>>344133
"Stars?"

Tony [Trickster] 344141

>>344130
>>344132

Allright I can still fix this. Just keep focused.

"I'm learning a new art." I say while studying the designs.

Wf+6 344143

>>344132
He's working with Blue Topaz's press and engraving tools.

>>344133
He finishes up the letter, and lacking any further questions from Borders Skewed, he approaches the chart to demonstrate it to you.

"This is an actual chart of the stars, however, this one behaves a little differently than most. Try charging it with your magic, unadulterated, like you did with the scales."

>>344135
Well, you have a whole mansion to wander, or you could explore the ship.

>>344136
She's in Blue Topaz's chamber.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344144

>>344141
"Art of what?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344146

>>344144
"Miss Emrille. Good day to you."

Chip(DD knight) 344147

>>344130
"That is what I like to see."
Jump in and do some actual cuddling. Also try to make him like it.
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 344148

>>344147
Pls RNG
>inb4 a >1
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344149

>>344146
"Oh! Hey there! What's up?"

Tasia [Paladin] 344152

>>344143
wander the mansion '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 344153

>>344144
"Minting . Now excuse me but I need to focus on this." I say slightly irritated.

I take the engraving tools and, with a deep breath, start making the necessary engravings.

'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344155

>>344153
I shrug and let him do his thing

Borders Skewed 344157

>>344130
>>344143
"Is it not alright for me to ask to learn, then?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344158

>>344149
"Busy day full of business. I have made some progress with Landgrave as well as Chip though."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344160

SO I failed that test.
Can I take it again?

344163

>>344143
Nod, and proceed to focus my magic on it.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344164

>>344143
I sit quietly and watch them.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344165

>>344160
SUBARU

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344166

>>344158
I nod.
"Mmhm. That's always good to hear. I should give a visit to Alibio too, though. Learn a bit more magic. Shoot things better!"
Let out a chuckle.
"When do you plan that thing we spoke of though?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344174

>>344166
"That is for you to decide, miss Emrille. Give the word and I will be prepared."

Wf+6 344178

>>344147
>>344148
It starts off slow, but it picks up later. She moans while you take her. To the casual observer, it looks like straight sex.

>>344152
You wander the second floor and find most of the rooms occupied. They mostly house the other nobles that Landgrave invites to breakfast.

>>344153
Passable. Now that it's engraved, you'll need to seal it.

>>344157
He gives you a serious look. "I don't believe you have the proper training to even attempt it. I haven't even started training my pupil–" he gestures at Felfire, "– In the Tartarian Arts. Not only do I doubt you'd grasp the underlying concepts, but I suspect you'd be a danger to yourself."

>>344160
The next day you awaken to find Keymaster has already left a tray in your cell. This time it has more apples, but instead of meat, there is lettuce, melon, and some kind of tuber. See: >>344026
>>344029


>>344163
You don't get much out of it. Seems like a normal star chart to you. He shakes his head. "Like this:"

His horn glows golden, and the chart springs to life. It projects itself three dimensionally in front of you, and the starts slowly rotate in the heavens. You can see essentially every star that is observable from the world.

Tasia [Paladin] 344182

>>344178
I'd rather not disturb them, anywhere else to explore? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344183

>>344174
"As I said, I'd rather train a bit first. And you know, give her some space, don't appear too pushy and shit."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344184

>>344178
I whistle.

344186

>>344178
"Whoa…"
Look around, do I recognize the stars Terrebonne told me about last night?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344189

>>344178
"Thanks mister Keymaster!"
I get up and start munching away on the food.
"You're really nice, mister Keymaster."
I smile up at him in between bites.

Tony [Trickster] 344190

>>344178
I wipe some sweat drops from my forehead.
Time to seal this.

'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Borders Skewed 344191

>>344178
"Well, I am here on this vessel to learn more of my quest and the world around me. I can take my time learning, and if you will help me, I thank you."

Light Heart [Warlord] 344193

>>344183
I nod
"That may be wise of you, yes."
I pause for a moment
"I am… feeling rather conflicted, miss Emrille. I'd like to hear more opinions about an offer I was given by Landgrave, if you don't mind."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344195

>>344178
>>344184
Assuming, of course, that I can see any of that happen. If I can't then I look at Borders Skewed.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344196

>>344178
Eat some of that lettuce. Summer can have the melon

>>344189
I nod in agreement
"It's… refreshing to see somepony like that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344199

>>344193
I nod.
"Sure. What was it about? Was he offering you a training on 'How to be a collossal dick?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344202

>>344199
I chuckle softly
"I think he is quite charming actually… just not to everypony. Either way, he offered me a spot in his inner circle. To replace the empty seat the lord-mayor of Cloudsdale left when he died. However… I am not the only candidate."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344205

>>344202
I nod.
"Oh, I know this sort of deal. You need to get someone crippled or killed, don't you? Learned this when I was paid by a major to assure his re-election."

Wf+6 344208

>>344182
The outside of the mansion beckons. You wonder fervently what the pirates are up to. Or the non-pirates in the brig, for that matter.

>>344186
You remember most of them with surprising accuracy. Abilio points to and names off several, and you're proud to say you are able to match wits and name several yourself.

>>344189
>>344196
He nods pleasantly. "I jus'erv' t'shi' miladies."

>>344195
You can, it's not specific to one pony. It's actually a projection.

Chip(DD knight) 344210

>>344178
I smile inside. they will never know.
Well… Sandor and Felfire know technically. I ponder in between pounding.
Oh no….
Summer must not know.

Hug him hard to finish the deed deep inside her, then bask in the afterglow.

Wf+6 344211

>>344191
"There are other things you can be taught other than the Tartarian Gates. I can teach you about how to fool reality."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344212

>>344208
I poke at one of the stars with a talon.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344215

>>344205
I nod
"Indeed. One Lady Alys. Without her, the choice of Landgrave will be easy."
I pause for a moment
"I am not certain I want to commit to a position like that. While it would grant me some power on the fleet, it would also tie me down and put me into the spotlights."

Felfire [Necromancer] 344216

>>344208
"So, what's the secret to this map? Why is it so important?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344217

>>344211
"Oh?"

Let my eyes glaze over a little.

"Oh, yes. Yes. Yes. This is a good step."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344219

>>344208
I continue munching on the food provided.
"Um.. mister Landgraves is gonna let me take the test again today, right?…"

Tasia [Paladin] 344221

>>344208
that blind pony is still there isn't he?
anypony else?
if the blind pony is there then walk up and address him
"You, blind eyes. What's your name?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344222

>>344221
Not her again…
Move in front of Summer protectively

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344223

>>344215
"Do you have anything better to do at the moment? I certainly don't. I got a nice little sum of money from that heist, even if it was fucking terrifying at times. And hey, if you'd be in a better situation, I'd have a more powerful ally."
Smirk at her.
"And by the spotlight thing, do you mean you'd be afraid to get assassinated?"

Tony [Trickster] 344224

Light Heart [Warlord] 344226

>>344223
I nod again
"Yes. I've survived numerous attacks in the past but… that does not make me less wary of them. Not to mention it would also impede on my freedom… which I value above all else."

Wf+6 344229

>>344210
You leave her panting and salivating for more. "Have I been good?~"

>>344212
It passes through. It seems to be just an illusion. A sort of foolamancy.

>>344216
"The Stars guide our fates. Some point to the Gods or to Randomness itself, but our fate lies in the Heavens. If you understand the signs, you don't need to rely on the insights of Narrow Moonbeam or Gar the Terrible. It would likely take years to master that, though, but in the meanwhile, you will no doubt learn about the nature of the flow of magic. Something you may not have yet known: the leylines of the world are mapped in keeping with the paths between the celestial bodies. They mirror each other. Learn one, and know the other. That is why there is only one set of constellations. All other interpretations of star groupings have been discarded. They are not relevant."

>>344217
"Then when we have time, I will teach you."

>>344219
He holds up sheets of paper. "W'n yer re'd'."

>>344221
The navigational officer, or the recently-blinded pony chained up in the brig?

>>344190
You put the seal on. You need to get the trimmings just right. You'd say you're at about 44% accuracy, and this is the last step.

Tasia [Paladin] 344231

>>344229
the recently blinded one, I have no real interest in the navigational officer right now

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344232

>>344226
I shrug.
"Whatever you want to do. It's not like you could never quit, is it?"
Grin at her again.
"I feel like I owe you though for your help with Spring and all. If you ever need some bitch shot, you know who to call."

Wf+6 344234

>>344231
He gives a hacking cough to clear his throat, then rasps, "Redcoat."

Tony [Trickster] 344235

>>344229
I gulp and start trimming, paying careful attention to every detail.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344236

>>344229
Too many big words for me. I leave and go to the ewe's room.

344237

>>344229
"And so learning the stars I can learn where the flow of our world's magic is stronger…"
Start to stud them. I have already a nice understanding, no?
Can I figure out how the laylines are affected by the stars?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 344240

>>344232
"I suppose you are right… I could always give up my position if I feel it's too much…"
I think this over for a moment longer
"Hm… I believe I will try to achieve the position in that case, yes."

Tasia [Paladin] 344242

>>344234
lean down near him
"Call me a pirate, one more time. And I swear that whatever use you were to these pirates was before will be nothing."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344243

>>344240
"Goodie. I think this is a win-win for us again. So who do you need dead again?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344246

>>344243
"Lady Alys. Have you heard of such an individual?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344249

>>344229
"I see. Thank you very much. What other advice have you for me, as an aspiring scholar, one who seeks to break reality itself, or what we consider reality?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344251

>>344229
I take the papers from him, and-
>>344231
>>344242
Quickly duck behind Spring and the teddy ursa.
"P- Please don't fight!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344254

>>344246
"Hmmm… nah, I don't think."

Chip(DD knight) 344256

>>344229
"As always.~" I smile while holding him/her in place.

Perhaps I'll rest for awhile while cuddling with Hearts.
OOC: grabbing some food brb.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344260

>>344254
"Perhaps mister Smitts would know more… Or to keep it simple, I will ask Landgrave. I will return to you once I have learned more about this Alys."
Leave her and head over to Landgrave again to inform him of my decision

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344263

>>344260
"'kay, I'll be over at Alibio's place."

Go there.

Wf+6 344280

>>344235
You end up finishing right at 40% accuracy.

Blue Topaz scrutinizes it at length. "Well, it's not what I wanted, but it's better than the drivel I got out of the last peon. Very well, I'll take you on."

>>344237
Apparently not. You lean in close and collapse face-first onto the chart, causing it to close.

Abilio urges you to try re-opening it yourself.

>>344242
"I don't even know who you are."

>>344249
He passes you a tophat while Felfire flails about with the chart.

"Pull a rabbit out of that, and we'll talk."

Looking inside, it seems to be an ordinary tophat.

>>344256
Like Notch, you will now rest for a while.

>>344260
Landgrave welcomes you back into his sitting room.

"I imagine you've come to a decision?"

>>344263
His room's getting crowded. You see Seekkill wander out, and on the inside, Felfire is trying to charge a map with her catalyst, while Borders is trying to make sense of a tophat. Abilio is overseeing both.

"Ah, my other faithful student returns."

>>344236
You find Miss Terrebonne in her chambers. It's dark in this room, not unlike your old cave, or the unlit temples.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344289

>>344280
I nod
"Indeed I have. I will accept your offer to be possibly elected. However, I find myself quite short on knowledge of this Lady Alys. Perhaps you could be so kind as to inform me about her?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344290

>>344280
"Metalwings control shadow spirits. You teach?"

Tasia [Paladin] 344292

>>344280
"Then remember my voice."
and walk out of there, look around for something interesting to do '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

344293

>>344280
"Ups!"
Blush furiously and focus my magic on it.
>>344263
Wave at her.

Roll #1 2 = 2

344294

>>344280
Oh?

The easiest way to do this would be to just put a rabbit in and then pull it out, but are there any rabbits around?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344295

>>344280
"Whoa, two is okay but three is a crowd, what's up with all the guys and gals here? Also, I don't suppose you have time for a quick magic lesson?"

>>344293
"Hey!"

344296

>>344293
Oh c'mon! Just once!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 344297

>>344280
I sigh in relief.
"Thank you Miss Topaz. I'll work twice as hard to get it better."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344299

>>344280
>>344292
Um…
M- Maybe I should justdothetest!
Yeah, i'm gonna do that now. Forget that she was even here. That the scary, most likely insane mare was here…
'3d10+2'

Roll #1 3, 10, 10 + 2 = 25

Wf+6 344313

>>344289
"As I understand it, she has a private room on the Seaworthy. The second mate's room. The actual second mate never uses it. You'll know it by way of the silver handle. As for her particular brand of magic, I believe it's Tartarian. You might ask the Fullmaster for more information: that's his realm."

He pauses for a moment when Keymaster approaches with some papers. Landgrave looks them over, and gives a soft smile. "Will you excuse me a moment, Miss Heart?"

>>344290
"I was da one dat taught her, yes."

>>344293
>>344296
You do a bad job of starting it up, but get it eventually.

>>344294
Not a single one.

>>344295
He eyes you for a moment. "I am rather occupied at the moment, but suppose you could continue your studies. Of the four classical elements, you still know nothing of water, is that right? Do you know what the two attributes that make up water are?"

>>344297
She nods absently. "Until then, I need you to deliver something for me. Take this to Ruxiang the Eye – he rarely leaves the crow's nest of the Seaworthy."

>>344292
He seems cool and nonplussed.

As you turn to the door you notice Keymaster leaning against the wall, staring at you intently. He remarks, "I w'ldn' make thr'ts 'bout d'mag'n usefulness t'th'C'm'dore."

>>344299
Keymaster disappears with your papers.

344318

>>344313
Well then.

Examine the hat more closely before doing more.

Roll #1 6 = 6

344319

>>344313
Is this just about rolling? If so I could probably spend my time better.
STUDY DAH MAP! YARRR!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 344321

>>344318
It is a completely ordinary hat. It has no magical properties at all.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344322

>>344313
"Uh, wet and liquidy? How would that help me with firing bullets though? A watergun is not the deadliest of weapons."

Light Heart [Warlord] 344323

>>344313
"Of course. I have heard enough, mister Landgrave, I will leave you to your business."
Get up and walk out.
I'm going to need help.
Find Tony

Tony [Trickster] 344325

>>344313
"Right away."
I take the package and my coat, say goodbye and leave to find Ruxiang.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344326

>>344313
"Um… d- do you think that mister Landgrave is going to be happy? And he's going to… what did he say, 'spare the child, spoil the rod?'"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344328

>>344326
I place a hoof on her head
"Don't worry about that sweetie. I'm sure you'll have done just fine."

Tasia [Paladin] 344329

>>344313
"And? If I didn't have my Lady to account for I would drag each one of you pirates to the halls of judgement."
keep going

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344343

>>344313
"Teach Seekkill?"

Wf+6 344344

>>344319
It won't matter in a moment.

>>344322
"Wet and cold, schoolfilly."

He drops a tomb that reads The Classical Elements in front of you.

"We wish to utilize its secondary attribute."

>>344323
You see him crossing to the Seaworthy, then headed up to the crow's nest.

Landgrave leaves to go to the brig.

>>344326
>>344328
Landgrave comes in with a pleased look.

"You have done much better than yesterday. Open it."

Keymaster opens your cell. "You're both to report to Lockermaster Jones on the Seaworthy to have your collars removed until the next time you fail a test. And then to Captain Abilio of the Pillager's Fancy, assuming you want your proper age back."

>>344329
Okay, you go. Given that you don't want to disturb anyone in the mansion, and you don't want anything to do with the pirates, there is nothing interesting for you to do. Maybe you should work on a hobby. Do you do things other than be angry?

>>344325
You cross to the Seaworthy and climb up to the crow's nest. As expected, Ruxiang is perched there. He seems intently focused on something. He doesn't take his eyes away from his spyglass, which is fixed on the horizon.

"Drop what you're doing. Get Smitts. Now. Pillager's Fancy, first mate."

Wf+6 344348

>>344343
She frowns. "I dun tink I'm much of a grammar teacha, but I could try."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344350

>>344344
"Really?… Oh thank you thank you!"
I run over and give both Landgrave and Keymaster a big hug.

Chip(DD knight) 344351

>>344344
Uuuuuuhhh… wha..?
I wake up, whats my status?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344352

>>344344
I tilt my head slightly.
"You do know I can already shoot freezing bullets, right?"

Wf+6 344355

>>344351
You're in bed with Nurturing Heart. You're still inserted.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344356

>>344348
"Grammar shadows?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344358

>>344344
Thank you Luna…
I let out a sigh of relief

>>344350
I tense up a little as I see that, then lead her along to go find Abilio

344361

>>344344
Aaaalright.
I keep trying to learn, quietly, and let Abilio talk with the other two.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 344364

>>344352
He seems annoyed. "I was going to expound on the other cold element, soil, but if you're not interested…"

>>344350
Landgrave sort of raises a brow. He's nonplussed in the unsure how to react sense. When you let go he leaves.

Keymaster gives you a grin, though. "I kn'y'd d'well."

>>344356
She shakes her head. "What do ya want ta learn, exactly?"

>>344358
Unless you want to suffocate, you should get the collars removed first.

>>344361
You find some new insight into how laylines are laid out.

Tony [Trickster] 344367

>>344344
I guess the package can wait for a minute.
"Sure mate."

I climb back down and run over to Smitts.
I shout "Gov'ner, Rexiang told me to find ya. It's urgent."

Light Heart [Warlord] 344370

>>344367
I try and keep up with him as he runs, panting heavily
"Mister… Tony… Please… slow… down…"

344372

>>344318
>>344321
"Hmm. And to pull a rabbit out of it… would that even be possible for one like myself?"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tasia [Paladin] 344374

>>344344
of course I don't want anything to do with the pirates? they're a brash uncultured bunch of diseased barbarians on a tiny creaky boat!

…head back to Viscountess Nihil's room
"Lady Viscountess? Are you hungry? Thirsty?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344375

>>344364
Called it! Knew it was Jones!
Right

Go there first then

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344376

>>344364
"Fine, fine, I'm listening, what was that about?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 344379

>>344364
Cool.
I guess Abilio is still busy, no way I can learn with him today.
You need me here for something or can I leave to other shores?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344380

>>344364
>>344375
I follow along!

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344381

>>344364
"Talk shadow spirits. Hunt with shadow spirits."

Chip(DD knight) 344383

>>344355
I slowly pull out of the little mare and clean myself. Now thats out of the system(hopefully for an hour or so), I'll go and find Lightheart.

Tony [Trickster] 344385

>>344370
I look over my shoulder to see LH.
"Just a minute."

Wf+6 344387

>>344370
You catch him as they turn around to return to the crow's nest. Smitts doesn't wait.

>>344367
Smitts continues on to the crow's nest and meets with Ruxiang. You can't keep up with his amazing agility, and they begin speaking immediately. You'll have to get up there if you want to hear.

>>344372
Abilio spares you a passing glance. "I thought you wanted to learn how to fool reality. It's just a matter of tapping one shoulder and appearing at the other."

He reaches in and pulls out a hoof of carrots.

>>344374
The door is closed. "I told you, Tasia, I need privacy for my hair. It would be uncouth to be seen while it is in a state of repair. Entertain yourself. You do know how to relax, don't you?"

>>344375
Jones is waiting at the shutter to the hold of the Seaworthy when you come down.

"I was told you were coming… let's make this quick."

He opens the door briefly and with a little glimmer of magic from his horn, the collars fall free of you. He collects them shuts the door, then remarks through the shutter: "Alright, now get going."

With that, he slides it shut.

>>344379
The actual important part of the session is about to begin.

>>344381
"Well, ya'd need ta know how ta commune, first…"

>>344383
She's traveling with Tony over to the Seaworthy from the ship you're on.

Tasia [Paladin] 344388

>>344387
wh-

…do I? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 344389

>>344385
I stop
"I'll… find… you… later… then…"
Take a moment to catch my breath. Clearly he's busy. Maybe later…

>>344383
I nod at him
"Mister Chip. How good to see you."

Tasia [Paladin] 344390

>>344388
ok then… uh, find someplace to relax I guess? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344391

>>344387
I rub my now finally free neck, and do a few hops in joy.
"It's gone! It's gone!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344393

>>344387
"Com-yoon?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344395

Felfire [Necromancer] 344396

>>344387
I meant, do I have to stay in Abilio's room or can I wander?

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344397

>>344387
>>344391
I smile happily at her
"It is gone sweetie… I'm so proud of you."
Give her a hug. Then go find Abilio. Time to end this.

Tony [Trickster] 344398

>>344387
I stand next to the mast looking up.
When LH arrives I turn to her.
"Sorry about that. Something fishy going on."
I look back up.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344399

>>344398
I decided to stop following and find you later

Wf+6 344400

>>344390
Apparently you really know how to relax. What do you do that's so relaxing?

>>344393
"How to talk to the dead."

>>344376
"Maybe you should read on how the elements are interconnected if you're so quick to jump to conclusions."

>>344396
Feel free to wander.

>>344397
Abilio's in his room. While Felfire is on her way out, Emrille and Borders are inside.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344402

>>344387
"Did you teleport the carrots from somewhere? And yes, that is why I would like to learn."

Felfire [Necromancer] 344403

>>344400
I should go looking for Face~

Tasia [Paladin] 344405

>>344400
shit uhh

fly above the ship and feel the breeze between my wings!

Tony [Trickster] 344407

>>344400
I climb up to the mast to listen to the conversation.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344408

>>344400
I walk up to him carefully
"… Abilio. Please remove the spell."

Chip(DD knight) 344409

>>344389
I put my two paws at the back of my head.
"Nice seeing you here."

"I just want to talk about this partnership. What do you have in mind about it?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344411

>>344400
Roll my eyes at him.
"Can I lend the book?"

>>344408
Wave at her.
"Hey there! Now aren't you cute?~"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344412

>>344400
"Dead talk? Seekkill talk spirits."

Light Heart [Warlord] 344415

>>344409
I smile at him
"Why, I already have a assignment I could use your aid with. I need to remove somepony on this fleet and… I could use your skills."

Wf+6 344420

>>344402
He lets go of the carrots and they vanish.

"It's just a parlor trick. I don't have any carrots to teleport inside. I'll prove it. Name something that could fit inside a hat."

"ALL HANDS TO STATIONS!"

>>344403
You find him aboard the Seaworthy, placing Virgin's Dice with Salty Slugs.

"ALL HANDS TO STATIONS!"

>>344405
Feels good, pony. You see Ruxiang speaking with Quartermaster Smitts in the crow's nest of the Seaworthy from here.

"ALL HANDS TO STATIONS!"

>>344407
"…Certainly. We should gather all the hands at once."
"Yes."
"…Don't tell them what it's for. This is my white whale…"
"Okay."

With that, Smitts yells, so that all can hear, "ALL HANDS TO STATIONS!"

>>344408
>>344411
He pushes it towards you, and blasts Spring with golden light. She's back at proper age.

"ALL HANDS TO STATIONS!"

>>344412
"With training, ya can learn ta talk to dem on your own terms."

Wf+6 344422

>>344420
Seekkill hears that

"ALL HANDS TO STATIONS!"

Too.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344425

>>344400
I follow Spring over.
>>344411
"Huh? Why're you saying tha-"
>>344420
I yelp and duck behind the now fully grown Spring after I hear the yell.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344426

>>344420
"No dice?"

>>344422
I cringe at the loud nose.
"What?"

Chip(DD knight) 344427

>>344415
My eyes narrows down as I look at her.
"I see, what will you gain in this little pony?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344429

>>344420
Put that book away for now.
"Crap, now what's this about?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344432

>>344411
I roll my eyes

>>344420
"Thank y-"
I jump up in surprise as I hear the yell

>>344425
I quickly shield her, petting her mane
"What is going on!?"

344433

>>344420
"Hey Face co-"
Oh crap.
Raise dead on my shadow, call Fervor's spirit. If I can, make it back to my boat and find Abilio or Terrebonne for orders.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 344434

>>344420
Crap. Now what do I do with this package. I could check what's inside. Nono idiot, don't fuck up now.

I climb up to Ruxiang. "Sorry to interrupt mate. But Topaz told me to give you something."

344436

>>344427
"Well I-"
I look surprised as I hear the yells
"Sounds like trouble is inbound, mister Chip. We will discuss these details later."

Hover in the air and try and see what is happening

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tasia [Paladin] 344438

>>344420
glide down and land somewhere I can listen in without being accounted for rolling if i need to '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344441

>>344420
"Just about anything a little smaller. Like, a coin."

"Hmm. There appears to be trouble. I may have to leave for now."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344442

>>344432
"Damned if I know."
I pause for a moment.
"Shiiiiit… you don't think that Rhett guy followed us, right?"

Chip(DD knight) 344443

>>344436
"Alright then."

I go up to the ships board and see whats happening.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344446

>>344442
I give her a condencending look for her poor language
"I don't know."

Wf+6 344447

>>344434
"Throw it anywhere. We're on the hunt.



Everyone
Ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, goats, and more flood up to the main and gun decks. Cannons are loaded and the three ships come to full sail, jolting forward in speed. Most of the NPCs are now on the main deck.

The gangplanks between the ships are pulled back, as the ships have different speeds. The Seaworthy, having the sleekest design, pulls ahead of the other two.

There's something of a speck on the horizon.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344450

>>344447
>>344446
"I guess we need to check that out and shoot him if he did!"

Go on the deck, what can I see?
Can I use my scope?
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344451

>>344447
Use Far sight with my binoculars and take a look.

Felfire [Necromancer] 344452

>>344447
I seriously hope I managed to make it back to the Pillager's Fancy.
Retrieve my scythe and join Abilio.
"Orders?"

Chip(DD knight) 344453

>>344447
I go and grab my weapons and stuff, just get ready in case of an invasion.

344455

>>344447
Can I see what it is from this distance?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344457

>>344446
>>344447
"A- Are we going into a fight?"
I shiver.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344458

>>344447
Just sit back and calmly wait
"Looks like a hostile vessel is inbound, miss Rosemary…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344461

>>344457
"If so, stay at the back. Wouldn't want you to get hurt."

Tony [Trickster] 344462

>>344447
Put the package away for now then.

I climb back down and take a look at the horizon.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344463

>>344457
"Not us… them. We'll just heal the wounded afterwards…"
I give her a reassuring smile

>>344461
I nod
"We will…"

Wf+6 344464

>>344451
You use your top hat with binoculars. There's something moving on the horizon. It seems big, twisting, and is thrashing along in the waves.

>>344455
Not even a little.

>>344451
It's a huge sea dragon. It seems impeded by something, perhaps coral, and is thrashing about in the waves. At its current speed, you'll catch up to it soon.


>>344452
"Steady, Felfire. It would seem there's a target ahead."

Felfire [Necromancer] 344468

>>344464
"Ay ay master!"
Good day to pillage and kill.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344470

>>344464
>>344463
"It's something big. Can't see what. Probably not wanting to make friends."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344471

>>344464
"It appears to be a huge sea dragon. It seems impeded by something, perhaps coral, and is thrashing about in the waves. At its current speed, we'll catch up to it soon."

"We should attempt to steer off course immediately."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344473

>>344470
I sigh
"Not like you ponies are either…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344477

>>344463
>>344464
I gulp.
Are there portholes or something down here? Can I see what's out there?
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344479

>>344471
"Dragon?"
I crouch into a defensive stance.

Chip(DD knight) 344480

>>344464
I called out.
"Anyone knows what that thing is?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344481

>>344473
Roll my eyes.
"I don't shoot on sight. And I do want to make friends with ponies. Especially you~"
Chuckle slightly.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344484

>>344481
"Miss Emrille. Fancy seeing you here."

Tasia [Paladin] 344485

>>344464
Did I hear anything about what's up ahead? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

344486

>>344481
"I know you do."

>>344477
I try to see as well

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344487

>>344484
"Small word, right?"

>>344486
"Just a reminder. In case you forgot."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344488

>>344486
>>344485
>>344484
>>344481
>>344480
"It is perhaps best if one of use were to steer the ships away now, lest we come into contact with the Sea Dragon ahead."

Wf+6 344492

>>344477
The ships begin to pull broadside to the monster. You're now in close enough range to see it in all it's dreadful glory, but the ships are keeping a safe distance, at the length of cannon range.

It's enormous, and black-scaled. Easily the about half the size of a ship, and it's angrily pounding at the water.

Then a command rings out.

"FIRE AT WILL"

Those of you on the Darklantern feel a thunderous shake as all one hundred fifty cannons go off almost simultaneously.

The shaking on the Seaworthy is much more tolerable, as only fifty five shots ring out.

The Pillager's Fancy is mostly support. A mere twenty cannons go off.

[1d150]
[1d55]
[1d20]

Roll #1 46 = 46 / Roll #2 46 = 46 / Roll #3 16 = 16

Light Heart [Warlord] 344495

>>344487
I just smile and nod at her

>>344488
I cough
"Oh, it's not a ship then? A sea dragon? Nasty creatures those are…"

344499

>>344492
How well do I handle all the noise?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344503

>>344492
>>344499
I run below deck and find the darkest, smallest place I can.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344504

>>344492
"I hope it's not bulletproof…"
Am I in range yet?

Chip(DD knight) 344505

>>344492
Go around the ship and make sure it is in good condition, check the cannons etc stuff.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 344506

>>344492
Shadows can fly, right?
I wonder if I can raise its own shadow…

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344507

>>344492
Arm my crossbow.

"How inconvenient."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344509

>>344492
Okay, get Summer out of here. Shield her with my body

Tony [Trickster] 344510

>>344492
I cover my ears as the cannons go off.
Why the hell did I sign up for this.
Oh right, loot.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344515

>>344509
"I'll take care of it, don't worry. For you~"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344517

>>344504
"I doubt most flintlocks would be able to pierce those scales, miss Emrille. I believe spectating is the best course of action for now. Perhaps the cannons will expose a weak spot."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344520

>>344515
Cover Summers ears with my hooves and shut my eyes tight as the cannons continue to fire
"This is not the time!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344524

>>344517
"Hey! Did you just call my beautiful rilfe a meager flintlock?! Because friendship over if you did!"

>>344520
"It's always time to live, Spring!"
Let out a laugh.
I'm used to things going boom.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344527

>>344520
I shut my eyes tight and ball up underneath Spring, terribly frightened.
"I- Is it really a dragon?…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 344530

>>344524
I chuckle
"I wouldn't dare insult your beautiful rifle, miss Emrille. I was merely referring to my own weaponry."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344531

>>344524
"This is terrible!"

>>344527
I nod
"It's okay, we'll be fine!"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344533

>>344527
"I suppose it is, yes. Why are you so terribly frightened?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344537

>>344530
Give her a smile.
"Good. This is no simple gun, y'know."

>>344531
"We'll be fine! I'm sure of it!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 344538

>>344533
Let's just pretend I'm here too.
"Because it's huge and could eat us all in one bite? Same reason I look forward to raising him once we are done~"
A faint shimmer in my eyes.

Wf+6 344540

Amongst the chaos, Mellow Marsh flies Smitts his spear, and Smitts disappears into the water.

Thirsty Umlock yells, "EN ANNAN VOLLEY".

[1d150]
[1d55]
[1d20]

Roll #1 90 = 90 / Roll #2 36 = 36 / Roll #3 16 = 16

344542

>>344540
Am I used to the noise yet?

Roll #1 6 = 6

344543

>>344540
Hey. Pss.
RAISE DEAD ON THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344544

>>344540
>>344542
There we go. Back up to the deck.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344545

>>344540
Are the cannons still frightening me?
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 344548

>>344537
"I am very aware, yes."

>>344540
I calmly watch the hunt go on

Tasia [Paladin] 344549

>>344540
fly to the top of the ship '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

344550

>>344538
"Eat us all in one bite? I doubt that we would be terribly injured though, at least, not among you, I, or most of the people here with us."

Check a nearby cannon, if there is one.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344552

>>344540
I chuckle.
"That crazy bastard just dived underwater to take care of it, didn't he?"

Tony [Trickster] 344554

>>344540
I cover my ears as another volley goes.
"That crazy…"
Can I see what Smitts is doing?
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 344555

>>344552
I chuckle
"As I said before, these pirates are no jokers."

Felfire [Necromancer] 344556

>>344552
"Is he a friend of yours?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344557

>>344545
Yep.
I continue cowering under Spring then.

Wf+6 344558

>>344550
There are cannons below on the gun deck. You try to get a good look but you're shoved away by pirates reloading it. It seems normal, though.

>>344554
It would appear he's swimming toward the dragon with his spear slung on his back.

>>344543
It fails. Distance and size are probably big factors.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344560

>>344556
"Not really, but whoever dives in the water to slice up a dragon is a crazy bastard."

Tony [Trickster] 344561

>>344558
Can I see any of the other PCs here?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344563

>>344557
I try to pet her mane as calmly as possible, softly whispering reassurances in her ear

Felfire [Necromancer] 344565

>>344560
Nod.
"Gotta wonder where he learnt that."
Size her up a second.
"You got wings. Could I ask for a loan?"
Point at her shadow.

Wf+6 344566

>>344561
All of them except Borders.

Some are with you.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344568

>>344558
How much damage has the dragon taken?

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344569

Let's keep Far Sighted on the Dragon.

How much damage has it taken, if any?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344570

>>344565
I shiver.
"Gee, I don't know, I sort of like them. What about your own wings? I don't think the weight would pull your shadow's wings down, would it?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344572

>>344563
"I- I'm scared…"
I try to peek out one of the portholes if I can again.
Do I see anything?
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 344576

>>344570
"Oh I just needed another shadow actually. But I guess there is no rush."

Chip(DD knight) 344579

>>344558
>>344540
Just keep close to the other pirate crews and keep watch if the ship need repairs.

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344582

>>344572
Softly pull her back
"It's not safe."

Wf+6 344583

>>344569
It looks like it won't take much more. It has taken quite a beating. The next volley will probably finish it off. It begs the question why another volley hasn't been fired.

>>344572
It would seem not.

>>344579
The dragon has not retaliated at all. Something is keeping it restrained…



A little figure grapples onto the head of the beast and starts driving a line through the monster's skull.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344585

>>344583
I cock a brow
"Is that…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344587

>>344583
>>344585
I let out a laugh.
"I wouldn't believe this if I wasn't seeing it with my own eyes."

344588

>>344583
Send my shadow to help said figure.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344590

>>344583
I walk over to the railing.
"What?"

Wf+6 344591

>>344569
With your far sight, you see

a look of surprise, elation, then a grimace from Smitts. He yells something at the crew, but you can't make it out over the thrashing and waves.




Everyone make a perception roll. Borders gets a +1 circumstance bonus.

344592

>>344587
"Remarkable."

>>344591

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tasia [Paladin] 344594

>>344591
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Spring Water [Charlatan] 344597

>>344591
I'm not perceiving anything! My daughter and I will continue to hide from this monster!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344598

>>344591
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

344599

>>344591
Oh?

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

344600

>>344591

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344601

>>344591
Even me?
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 344602

>>344591
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

344603

>>344591
Rolling.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 344608

>>344591
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 344612

>>344592
>>344599
>>344608
You three hear the figure yelling at the top of his lungs. Over the distance, you can hear just two words before the rest get ripped away with the wind.

"They're real."

>>344599
>>344594
>>344592
>>344602
>>344608
The five of you get lucky, and manage to sidestep the threat as they burst up the sides of the ship.

>>344598
>>344600
>>344601
>>344597
>>344603
(Spring: Automatic 0)
The rest of you are not so lucky.

They burst from the surface of the sea onto the deck and cut into each of you.

Spring Water: 1 hit left
Felfire: Helpless, 1 wound left
Summer Seas: Helpless, 3 wounds left
Seekkill: 3 hits left


There they are, tearing into you from all sides. You barely manage to get a good look at the monstrous, relentless beasts that are attacking you. It would seem the legends are true. These abominations are real. Someone has called upon the Sea Ponies, and now you're in distress.

Wf+6 344613

>>344612
Typo. Emrille should be included in the group that was not damaged. This is reflected by the hits/wounds chart.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344616

>>344612
"Get away from them!"
Wind Shot at the Seaponies attacking the unicorns!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

344617

>>344612
I fly up and hit one of them with a dart soaked in my special poison.
Cursed Arrow.

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

344618

>>344612
"Do I perceive what I perceive? By all that is real…"

Quick! Displace a Crossbow bolt into a Seapony!

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

344621

>>344612
My eyes widen in surprise, but I quickly recover from the initial shok and unload my pistols into one of these beasts

Roll #1 7, 10 = 17

344622

>>344612
I don't even.
Have my shadow fly back and raise me up, since I can't stand up on my own when I have one wound left.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 344623

>>344612
I look in shock.
"That's not possible."
I vanish into Stealth.

Tasia [Paladin] 344624

>>344612
aw shit!

"Stay your fury!"
word of power on the nearest sea pony '1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Chip(DD knight) 344625

>>344612
"What the hell are these fruity fishes doing on my ship!"
Attack them with my cudgel if available, if not use my crossbow.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 344627

>>344623
Forgot to roll.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

344628

>>344612
"SUMMER!"
I gasp and quickly try to Heal her

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344631

>>344612
"AH!"
I whimper and try to crawl back to my hooves, away from the sea ponies.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 344644

>>344622
You can, it's just risky.

You're up, and get a circumstance bonus with your next attack, +1.

>>344621
Seapony. Goes down smooth.

You blast one of them, sending it toppling, and outright kill another.

>>344618
Right in the brain. Reality doesn't split it apart: it stays put. That thing is dead.

>>344617
I'd say it went down, but it didn't. Your bolt stays in its head, but it turns on its former allies.

>>344616
You blast one of them nicely with a wind shot, sending it careening toward the edge.

>>344627
You attempt to disappear, and get a facefull of Sea Pony teeth for your efforts as they pile on.

You're helpless and have four wounds left.

>>344624
You're quite the speaker! You send it screaming for the depths as it falls to the deck.

>>344625
You take a swing, but miss, and take a hit for your efforts.

>>344631
One of them bites a wound out of you

>>344628
but your mother heals you and gets you to your feet.

Spring Water: 1 hit left
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
Summer Seas: 5 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 3 hits left
Chip: 6 hits left

344645

>>344644

Roll #1 2, 2 = 4

Wf+6 344649

>>344645
The 3 downed seaponies stay down.

344651

>>344644
Draw my rapier and stab another! Dirty critters…

Roll #1 7 = 7

344652

>>344644
Another heal!

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Tasia [Paladin] 344653

>>344644
Execution shot on another! '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

344654

>>344644
I pull a shell out of my pouch and use Touch of Death on a seapony. My minion attacks the same one that I do.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9 / Roll #2 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344655

>>344644
Marksman shot! Try to keep them away from Spring and Summer!
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 344656

>>344644
"HEALING!"
And since we are here…
Raise dead on the shadow of a seapony.
'1d10'
Time bomb on the one Seekkill has raised, 2 turns.
My shadow protects me if I get counterattacked, [1d10]

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

Tony [Trickster] 344657

>>344644
How bad do they smell? '1d10-2' because fish never smell good.
"Get off of me you stinking fishes."

Try to get up
'1d10'

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

Felfire [Necromancer] 344658

>>344656
That 10 is an 11.

Tony [Trickster] 344660

>>344657
Oh god my finely tuned dog nose.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344662

>>344644
I stumble back away in fear from them and…
Overhealing!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344664

>>344644
I will simply have to shoot another one down.

Aim and fire!

344665

>>344664

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 344668

>>344644
"Euuugghh.."
attack again.
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 344683

>>344653
It comes up close enough for you to put your blunderbuss to its head. Bang. Dead.

>>344652
Summer is back up to four wounds. Previously it was a typo, as she would have lost one for rolling at 3.

>>344654
You cripple it, making it collapse, and your sea pony bites it in the throat, killing it utterly.

>>344651
You slash another to the deck.

>>344655
Taking careful aim, you beautifully take out a seapony that was just about to leap onto Summer.

>>344656
Magenta takes the shadow of a seapony grudgingly.

Weeeeee better get on with the main eeeeeevent soon.

Speaking of which, Alys is out fighting on the Seaworthy, near Tony, Chip, and Light Heart.

The Magenta shadow do send another sprawling, though.

>>344657
You suffer what may be permanent damage to your nose. With your next roll to get out of helplessness, roll for nasal damage as well.

>>344662
Another sea pony gets a good bite out of you. Spring topped off your hits and upped your wounds by one, though.

>>344665
And you.

>>344668
And you!

Spring Water: 1 hit left
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
Summer Seas: 5 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 3 hits left
Chip: 2 hits left
Borders Skewed: 4 hits

Hostiles recover: [4d10]
Allies deal damage: [1d30]
Non-Engaged Hostiles Attack: [1d12]

Roll #1 4, 4, 9, 9 = 26 / Roll #2 3 = 3 / Roll #3 10 = 10

Tasia [Paladin] 344684

>>344683
Double shot! '2d10'

Roll #1 8, 3 = 11

Wf+6 344685

>>344683
Not only do the crews collectively do little to help your cause, most of those unaccustomed to raids, that just act as support crew for the sails, start getting devoured alive or killed outright.

Notably, Face looks to be a in a bad way over on the Seaworthy, and Blue Topaz is forced to retreat back into the hold, chased down by sea ponies.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344686

>>344683
Gaaaaaah!
Prayer of Healing then!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

344688

>>344683
Please keep healing her… she has to be safe!

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

344689

>>344683
Another volley of shots!

Roll #1 10, 6 = 16

344690

>>344683
I Touch of Death another and my seapony helps take it out.
'1d10'

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

344692

>>344683
Are there bodies near Alys? If so, Time Bomb. Instant Detonation.
Have the two shadows fight for me, drink the Chianti.

Roll #1 3, 6 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344694

>>344683
Distance shot!
Keep those bastards off of the unicorns!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 344698

>>344683
"Fruity seahags!"
Attack it again.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 344699

>>344683
Welp.

Try to get up and roll for nose damage
'2d10'

Roll #1 3, 9 = 12

344705

>>344685
Well, now.

Displace a seapony into another! Let them devour each other!

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Wf+6 344725

>>344686
How embarrassing!

>>344684
You get in a brilliant shot, knocking one overboard, but sea ponies hunt in packs, and another takes a 3-hit sized bite out of you.

>>344688
At your expense, it would seem. They go for the throat, and tear into you. You're helpless.

>>344689
Two brilliant shots ring out, sending one corpse careening into the mast, and the other pony, still holding on to dear life, into a stack of barrels.

>>344690
You've lost your advantage, and you feel teeth sink into your wing. You're feeling very unpredator-like. Your seapony doesn't do much to help you: in fact, it's so damaged, it's quite nearly about to fall apart.

>>344692
Fervored is in a bad way, but Magenta is showing impressive utility. She knocks another down.

>>344694
You clip another in the gills, and it screams in agony.

>>344698
Similarly, you give one the cudgel.

>>344699
You stay down, but you think your nose will make it. They keep biting you, though!

>>344705
Skilled as you are, you are hindered by mysteries of recharge 2.

Spring Water: Helpless, 4 wounds
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
>Fervored: 2 wounds
>Magenta: 5 wounds
Summer Seas: 4 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 1 hit left
>Sea Pony: 1 wound
Chip: 2 hits left
Borders Skewed: 4 hits
Tasia: 3 hits
Tony: Helpless, 4 wounds

Wf+6 344728

>>344725
Enemies up:

[6d10]

Damage Distribution:
[1d11]

Roll #1 10, 6, 5, 2, 3, 4 = 30 / Roll #2 11 = 11

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344730

>>344725
"Momma!"
I rush over to Spring and try to heal her up!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 344731

>>344725
"GET OFF"

Get up
"1d10"

Tony [Trickster] 344732

>>344731
oops.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tasia [Paladin] 344734

>>344725
EXECUTION SHOT THOSE FUCKERS '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 344735

>>344725
Let Fervor slip out of my shadow and try to raise one of the seaponies'.
[1d10]
What happened to Alys anyway? Is it possible there are no corpses at all near her?
Magenta attacks. '[1d10]

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

344736

>>344725
Rosemary can heal Tony [1d10]

I stab another seapony with my sword, a look of disdain on my face

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

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344738

>>344725
Aim one bullet with an air channel again!
Cap the one attacking Spring!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

344741

>>344725
My recharge should be done now.
NOW, I do some Displacement! Displace two seaponies together!

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 344742

>>344725
Hit one again with my weapon
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

344745

>>344725
I grunt in pain and try to get back to my hooves!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 344747

>>344728
Tony takes an additional 2 wounds. Spring Water takes 2. Summer Seas takes 2. Borders takes 2. Tasia takes 2.

Spring Water: Helpless, 2 wounds
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
>Fervored: 2 wounds
>Magenta: 5 wounds
Summer Seas: 2 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 1 hit left
>Sea Pony: 1 wound
Chip: 2 hits left
Borders Skewed: 2 hits
Tasia: 1 hits
Tony: Helpless, 2 wounds

Two sea ponies get back up. There are ten sea ponies actively engaging you, four helpless.

344749

>>344725
I plunge my claw into it's eye while I try to escape and my minion bites the back of its neck.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344760

>>344747
Fire shot at one of them!
Let's roast some fish!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 344761

>>344747
Is this a new turn or what?

Wf+6 344762

>>344761
Not yet. I haven't calculated skill use for last turn. That was the enemy retaliation rolled for the turn before. This was the damage distribution phase.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344763

>>344747
"MOMMA!"
I continue trying to heal her!
Fuck fear, this is important!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 344768

>>344763
If I am even near these two, then use protect on Summer.

Wf+6 344770

>>344730
You try your best but you don't succeed. The light of your horn might guide you home, though.

>>344732
At least you get them to stop biting you.

>>344734
Another falls to the deck.

>>344735
You take a couple hits for your efforts.

>>344735
No, there were some corpses over there. You don't see her on the deck anymore, dead or otherwise. Looks like you did significant damage to fleet property and killed some allies, though.

You get hit a couple times during your incantation, but Magenta knocks down your aggressor.

>>344736
Tony's back up at 100%. You slash apart another seapony.

>>344738
It misses miserably. Maybe you haven't mastered it, yet? A seapony drags itself along the deck to bite at you.

>>344741
Correct. It fails, though. You take two, going helpless.

>>344742
A cracking smash over the head, and you knock another one out. Brilliant!

>>344745
They rip into you. It's brutal.

>>344749
You both send a sea pony sprawling each.

Spring Water: Helpless, 1 wound
Felfire: 3 hits, 1 wound left
>Magenta: 5 wounds
Summer Seas: 2 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 1 hit left
>Sea Pony: 1 wound
Chip: 2 hits left
Borders Skewed: Helpless, 5 wounds
Tasia: 1 hits
Tony: Helpless, 2 wounds
Emrille: 4 hits

344772

>>344770

Get me up! Get me up!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344773

>>344770
Fly up and leave it where it is.
"LIGHT! SPRING NEEDS SOME HELP!"

Distance Shot at the shitheads attacking her, come on!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tasia [Paladin] 344774

>>344770
"FALL BACK TO YOUR DARKNESS!!"
Word of Power, shout these fuckers away '1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Wf+6 344775

>>344773
>>344760
You're going to have to pick one of these actions.

>>344768
Noted.

>>344763
This action will be used.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344776

>>344770
>>344773
I nod.

Rosemary moves in to heal [1d10]
I give them covering fire [2d10]

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 5, 8 = 13

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344777

>>344775
WAITWHAT
PLS
PLSSS

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344778

>>344770
I fall back and look for one of the healers while my minion keeps attacking the seapony.

344779

>>344770
"Keep them off me!"
Drink from the Chianti, Magenta attacks incoming hostiles.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344780

>>344775
Let's go with Distance Shot

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344781

>>344778
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 344782

>>344770
I get up, disgusted by the horrible stench.
"I'll gut all of you fish."

I attack one with a dagger.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

344783

>>344763
Try and get up!
"S-summer…"

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 344784

>>344775
kk
All the while crackin some skulls
>inb4 a >1
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

344785

>>344779
Also, since there is no second pet, Time Bomb one of the dead minions with no allies around. Blow it up istantly.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 344786

>>344770
[8d10]

Roll #1 9, 2, 10, 2, 1, 7, 2, 2 = 35

Wf+6 344793

>>344773
Another one's down.

>>344763
Your magic singes her coat in her time of need. She's on the threshold of death. You also nearly get cut open, but Chip protects you.

>>344774
You shout him down.

>>344776
Spring's at one wound.

You take a hit and send a sea pony down.

>>344779
>>344785
You drink the Chianti and feel a lot more steady on your feet. Magenta knocks down a sea pony.

You deal some explosive damage to your ship and hurt a seapony.

>>344781
You see them.

Your minion knocks another fellow seapony down.

>>344782
Another is outright ded.

>>344783
You're on your feet with one wound left.

Spring Water: 5 hits, 1 wound
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
>Magenta: 5 wounds
Summer Seas: 2 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 1 hit left
>Sea Pony: 1 wound
Chip: 1 hits left
Borders Skewed: Helpless, 5 wounds
Tasia: 1 hits
Tony: Helpless, 2 wounds
Emrille: 4 hits
Light Heart: 4 hits

[9d10]

Roll #1 5, 10, 8, 1, 5, 1, 8, 1, 8 = 47

Wf+6 344794

>>344793
8 sea ponies are up.
7 are dead.
5 are down.

344796

>>344793
"COULD I GET SOME HEALING?"
I can't attack until someone heals me, a critfail and I'm dead.
Magenta keeps attacking.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tasia [Paladin] 344797

>>344793
EXECUTION SHOT ONE OF THESE ABLE-BODIED SEA PONY FUCKERS '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344798

>>344793
Marksman shot, aim at their heads!
Keep those damn things off of her!
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

344799

>>344793
Try and patch my wounds… Feels like I'm falling apart…

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344801

>>344793
"Doctor! Heal!"
My minion keeps attacking.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 344802

>>344793
They can't all be moving towards me. stab one in the back.

Backstab '1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344803

>>344793
My magic keeps failing…
O- One more try… come on…
Heal Spring!
'1d10+2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344805

>>344803
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 344806

>>344793
Ugghh… ugly as sin.
Oh that one is cute.
Damn it not now!

Attack it again.
'1d10'

>>344803
>>344805
"Stay behind my back!" I call out.

Protect on Summer is still up right? If not then protect.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 344807

>>344793
Keep the up the pressure. Stab anything that comes near Rosemary '1d10'

While she continues to tend to Spring '1d10'

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

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344808

>>344793
I appear to be in mortal danger.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344809

>>344808
Wait, haven't I alreayd rolled to get up?

Wf+6 344811

>>344809
Yes, take another action. I don't know how I missed it.

Wf+6 344813

>>344796
Magenta kills a seapony.

>>344797
It closes too quickly and rips at you. You're helpless… surrounded by pirates. Not a good situation.

>>344798
A beautiful shot takes off its head.

>>344799
Healed for one.

>>344801
Dust to dust. The sea pony zombie finally crumples.

>>344802
With a splendidly placed stab, you rip into its horsey scales. One disabled.

>>344805
You are become death, destroyer of hope. A true bolt of lightning bursts forth from your horn, burning Spring.

>>344806
A mob of sea ponies attempt to devour Summer, who is busy trying to kill her mother, but you hold them off for her.

You miss just in time to have them rip into your throat.

Protect ends. You absorb the three critfails that affected you and Summer. You collapse at death's door.

>>344807
You send one helpless, and Rosemary fixes the damage that Summer did.

>>344811
>>344809
Nevermind, no action, took too long.


Spring Water: 5 hits, 2 wounds
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
>Magenta: 5 wounds
Summer Seas: 2 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 1 hit left
Chip: Helpless, 1 wound left
Borders Skewed: Helpless, 5 wounds
Tasia: Helpless, 4 hits
Tony: Helpless, 2 wounds
Emrille: 4 hits
Light Heart: 4 hits

[6d10]

Roll #1 6, 9, 5, 6, 3, 3 = 32

Tasia [Paladin] 344814

>>344813
getupgetupGETUP! '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

344815

>>344811
Keep shooting!

Im leaving to take a nap now, it's 7am

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 344816

>>344813
9 dead
2 down
9 up

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344817

>>344813
I- I
I can't
Just
Fuck. Everything.
I charge at one of the damn sea ponies and try to stab it with my horn! Not like it's good for anything else!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

344818

>>344813
"Useless doctors!"
I fly up into the air and hit whichever seapony that looks closest to death with a dart.
Cursed arrow.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 344819

>>344813
OOC:Ouch. does this mean I'm out for awhile. If so then I will just relax for a bit.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344820

>>344818
That should be a six.

344821

>>344813
Please… heal myself more…

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

344822

>>344813
Time for Magenta to keep attacking.
Time Bomb on one of the dead ones again, instant detonation, only if no allies and two or more enemies are near it.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344823

>>344817
>>344813
Ohshit!
Shoot the seapony she charged before it can retaliate and hurt her!
Distant shot!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

344825

>>344813
"Miss Rosemary. Heal mister Chip if you please."

Keep the Doctor safe. Stab whatever comes near! '1d10'

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

Tony [Trickster] 344826

>>344813
That worked out pretty nice. Stab another one.
Backstab '1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Wf+6 344883

>>344814
You're up.

>>344815
And you send one down with a well-placed arrow to the knee.

>>344817
Aha! Your horn IS good for something! You stab it well and it collapses.

>>344818
>>344820
Nice shot. It looks sickly and pale.

>>344821
You light up your own life. Feels good.

>>344822
Magenta is at last becoming overwhelmed.

>>344823
You miss, but you're at a safe distance, at least.

>>344825
They're surrounding you both from all sides, slashing at you with fins and gnashing at you with teeth! You cannot hold!

You're knocked to the ground, and Rosemary can barely keep them off of you.

>>344826
Beautiful. Another one's gone for good.


Spring Water: 5 hits, 2 wounds
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
>Magenta: 4 wounds
Summer Seas: 2 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 1 hit left
Chip: Helpless, 1 wound left
Borders Skewed: Helpless, 5 wounds
Tasia: 5 hits, 4 wounds
Tony: Helpless, 2 wounds
Emrille: 4 hits
Light Heart: Helpless
>Rosemary: 1 hit

344884

>>344883

Roll #1 8, 9, 10, 9, 7 = 43

Wf+6 344885

>>344884
All hostiles clamber up.
10 dead.
10 up.

344886

>>344885
"And.. I think I can do this again, now."

Displace two more Seaponies together!

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

344887

>>344883
I stay back and pepper it with darts.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sion 344888

>>344883
Fire a volley with my pistols at them.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

344889

>>344883
"Fucking idiots."
Still bleeding out I guess.
"Magenta! Keep them off me!"
Magenta attacks the same one Borders just hit.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 344890

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344891

>>344883
Grr!
Kick it while it's down! These stupid sea ponies are nothing but trouble!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344892

>>344883
Fire Shot!
Don't let them near Summer!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

[lemon] 344893

>>344883
Crawl to a safe spot on the deck.

Wf+6 344894

>>344886
As reality flexes back into place, one of them falls over in confusion.

>>344887
You try, but another comes at you from the side. Clever girl. It really tears into you, leaving you helpless.

>>344888
You send another to the ground, then see a little filly run over to it.

>>344889
Just in time for Magenta the shadow to outright DEVOUR the sea pony. Intense.

>>344891
You kick the sea pony that Tony shot at repeatedly in the head. It stops moving… dead.

>>344892
Do you smell that? It's roasted sea pony.

Spring Water: 5 hits, 2 wounds
Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
>Magenta: 4 wounds
Summer Seas: 2 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: Helpless, 2 wounds left
Chip: Helpless, 1 wound left
Borders Skewed: Helpless, 5 wounds
Tasia: 5 hits, 4 wounds
Tony: Helpless, 2 wounds
Emrille: 4 hits
Light Heart: Helpless
>Rosemary: 1 hit

[1d10]

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 344895

>>344894
Dead: 12
Down: 1
Up: 7

Tony [Trickster] 344896

>>344894
I'm still helpless in your list.

Shoot the one that's down. If somebody else killed it, shoot another one.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

344897

>>344883
AUTOUPDATER!
Keep healing…

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344898

>>344895
Wind aimed shot.
Keep them at check!
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

Wf+6 344899

>>344896
You're right! You should be at 5 wounds, too.

344900

>>344894
"You gotta do that more often!"
Magenta attacks the pony that's down.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Borders Skewed [Mage] 344901

>>344894
I'm also still helpless in your list

Keep shooting bolts at the seaponies!

Light Heart [Warlord] 344902

>>344883
Get up! '1d10'

Rosemary keeps healing our doctor! '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344903

>>344894
Yeah! I-
>>344897
"Momma! No!"
Heal her before something happens!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

344904

>>344894
"Doctor!"
I try to stand up.

Roll #1 8 = 8

344905

>>344901

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 344906

>>344896
Nope, it's still down. You shoot at it, just in time for one of the others to stab into YOUR back. Stupid backstabbing rogues!

>>344897
They pile onto you, throwing off your concentration. They drag you to your knees as you burn your own life out.

You're at death's door.

>>344898
Emrille picks off one of those on the pile, though.

>>344900
She tries to tear into the pile, but gets dragged in and ripped limb from limb.

Beeeeeeeeeefed it.

>>344905
Don't get much more ded than shot in the head. Nice aim.

>>344902
You're up, but Rosemary is now down. What a turn!

>>344903
Luna seems to be with you, saving the day. At just the right moment, a surge of healing brings your mother back to fighting fit.

>>344904
You stand up, standing as one with the pirates.

Felfire: 5 hits, 1 wound left
Summer Seas: 2 hits, 4 wounds left
Seekkill: 5 hits, 2 wounds left
Chip: Helpless, 1 wound left
Tasia: 5 hits, 4 wounds
Emrille: 4 hits
>Rosemary: Helpless, 2 wounds
Tony: 3 hits

Chip(DD knight) 344907

>>344894
OOC: Am I awake but cant stand up or am I just out cold?

Wf+6 344908

>>344907
None of those. You're helpless at one wound. Though if you roll 3- you die.

344909

>>344906
Goddamnit goat!
Try to raise another shadow.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344910

>>344906
Marksman shot!
Pick off another one that just attacked Spring!
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 344911

>>344906
Rosemary can get up, she's stronk '1d10'

I try and shoot any easy downed targets '2d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 5, 4 = 9

344912

>>344906
"I wonder…"

Use Improved Telekinesis to drag down a seapony onto the deck.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344913

>>344906
I- I…
Everyone's so hurt…
I-
Prayer of Healing!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

344914

>>344906
COME ON! TOP OFF THOSE WOUNDS WITH HEAL!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 344915

>>344906
Take out a dagger, turn around and return the favor.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

344916

>>344906
I fly up to the crows nest and start shooting darts at the one I hit with my cursed dart.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 344917

>>344908
Then I keep still.

Wf+6 344918

>>344909
You're running thin on energy here as more hostiles latch onto you.

>>344910
They turn their attentions to you, and take you to the ground.

>>344911
She is stronk! And feeling fine.

You are not, however, and take 3.

>>344912
It works. Nice grapple.

>>344914
You fail and take a bite for your efforts.

>>344915
You can't quite hit the back, but a nice slash across the gills will do. That sends him down.

>>344916
He's dead, but he hasn't stopped moving. The dead will serve.

>>344913
A bolt of healing spreads out across the crew, and even at day, you can see the moon watching over you. Everyone's back up to full, except you, writhing on the deck.

Summer Seas: Helpless, 5 wounds

[3d10]

Roll #1 10, 9, 9 = 28

Light Heart [Warlord] 344919

>>344918
Get up then! '1d10'

Miss Rosemary can Heal me! '1d10'

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

Wf+6 344920

>>344918
All of the sea ponies are back up. There are six left. One of them even clips Summer as he rolls up.

Summer Seas: Helpless, 4 wounds

344921

>>344918
Oh I love that kid.
Now, recall a shadow. Time to deal with this mess.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 344922

>>344919
Actually no, herp

I attack one of the seaponies while Rosemary heals Summer

344923

>>344918
That filly did very well.

While the seapony is held down by telekinesis, shoot it in the head!

Do I get a bonus?

Roll #1 4 = 4

344924

>>344918
Keep Summer safe! Punch them with my bare hooves if I have to!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 344925

>>344923
No. It's not even down anymore. It broke free on the off-turn.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344926

>>344920
Frost Shot, get the seapony off of Summers!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 344927

>>344918
Keep backstabbing those fishes.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

344928

>>344925
Oh.

In that case, Just Displace it into another.

Damn Seaponies.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

344929

>>344918
I hang back in the crows nest while my minion attacks any helpless seaponies.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344930

>>344918
"Oof…"
>>344920
"Ow!"
I try to stumble away from them!
And…
>>344919
>>344922
Since this is gonna get me up, can I attack?
If not, then just a roll to get up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 344931

>>344918
Stand up!

'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 344932

>>344921
You take some serious hits for your efforts.

>>344922
Okay, but no more of this 'reusing rolls for something else' business.

One down, she's healed.

>>344923
Rip and tear! You're grabbed by teeth, biting into your side.

>>344926
Well, that one's definitely dealt with. It's dead.

>>344927
It could have been worse. It could have been an opera. That doesn't make it hurt less, though.

>>344929
They sense that it's just plain wrong, and gang up to destroy it handily.

>>344931
You're already up! Instead you punch a sea pony. Yeah. Feels good punching sea ponies.

>>344924
You also learn that fact.

>>344930
You CAN. It doesn't mean you're GOOD at it.

Summer Seas: 3 hits
Felfire: 2 hits
Borders: 3 hits
Tony: 3 hits

[2d10]

Roll #1 10, 10 = 20

Wf+6 344933

>>344932
Roll to attack on standup.

[2d4]

Roll #1 3, 4 = 7

Wf+6 344934

>>344933
Borders and Tony take two each.

Light Heart [Warlord] 344935

>>344932
I was in a hurry to post so I didn't check the rest of your post!

Attack one of the downed ponies with my sword '1d10'
Rosemary can shoot one of them too, she still has a pistol '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344936

>>344932
>>344933
"Stay down already!"
I yell out and charge at one of the seaponies.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

344937

>>344932
I hit the weakest looking one with a cursed dart.

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

344938

>>344932
Goddamnit! Again! Raise a shadow!

Roll #1 1 = 1

344939

>>344932
>>344936
Try to drag her back with my telekinesis! Don't let her get hurt!
"Summer! Stop!"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344940

>>344933
>>344932
Time to end this already.
This wind spell is pretty useful actually.
Use it to pop the head of a seapony.
Like the one that >>344936 is charging, before it can attack her.
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

344941

>>344934
Right.

Keep up the Displacement! Keep Displacing them together!

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Tony [Trickster] 344942

>>344932
"Time to hide."
Go stealth '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 344943

>>344936
"Summer you fool!!"
Seeing Summer running to her doom, I push her out of the way and instead be the one to take the damage.

Protect on Summer.

Tony [Trickster] 344944

>>344942
The rules say my backstabs autocrit in stealth. Does that mean I don't have to roll to backstab or I have to roll and success automatically crits?

Felfire [Necromancer] 344945

>>344944
The second.
Also, Stalth only works out of combat.

Tony [Trickster] 344946

>>344945
Well crap.

Can I use >>344942 to stab a fish then?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344947

>>344945
>Stealth only works out of combat
Que? Stealth works in combat. The rules specifically say that "Enemies cannot attack you until you reveal yourself"

Felfire [Necromancer] 344948

>>344947
Goddamnit DM.
We had a chat about it back when we changed Vanish to a 1 turn recharge. I remember his words saying "works only in combat, as opposed to stealth that works only out of combat." Will ask him now.

Wf+6 344949

>>344935
There are no downed ponies, they stood up in the meanwhile. How ARE they standing, anyway? Best not to dwell on it. You kill one.

Rosemary hesitates. She shrieks a little and tries to aim, but loses her nerve and gets bit.

>>344936
You charge into battle, and a sea pony literally tears into your neck, lifting you by your nape, leaving you helpless.

>>344937
You spend too long looking for a target and get hurt for your trouble.

>>344938
You appear to have burst into treats. Or at least that's what the sea ponies think as they try to eat you alive. Helpless.

>>344939
You pull her free of the sea pony, albeit painfully.

>>344940
You do manage to kill that one. Nice aim, knucklehead! Somebody keepin' track of your heads shot here? Bonk!

>>344941
You displace one into the mast. Reality doesn't adjust to shove it out: it'll make a nice trophy head. Dead.

>>344946
>>344945
>>344944
>>344942
This is silly. I'm using RAW.

You're a very hidden doggie.

>>344943
She's protected. Effect persists through damage next turn.

Summer Seas: 5 hits
Felfire: Helpless, 2 wounds
Borders: 3 hits
Tony: 3 hits
Seekkill: 4 hits

Chip(DD knight) 344950

>>344949
OOC: But protect is Instant..
Anyway.

Bludgeon the one who attack Summer.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

344951

>>344949
Oh for fuck's sake.
Try to get up. Kick this worthless fuck away.

Roll #1 6 = 6

344952

>>344949
I try again.

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Wf+6 344953

>>344950
That's what I'm saying. It lasted for THIS turn and the next turn.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344954

>>344949
There's still some of them?
Distance shot!
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 344955

>>344953
OOC: Ah, sorry my bad. Continue.

344956

>>344949
"Should be the last of them…"

Hold one and slam it down with Improved Telekinesis.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 344957

>>344949
Just kill these things already… Shoot them! '1d10'

Rosemary can heal miss Felfire '1d10'

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

344958

>>344949
So is Summer helpless or not? If so, heal her

If not, heal that weird necromancer mare…

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344959

>>344949
I shriek in pain as the seapony tears into me, and as Spring pulls me free.
Then…
I try to grit through the pain and heal Felfire!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 344960

>>344949
Oh good.

Backstab on one of the fishies then.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Wf+6 344962

>>344950
Your bludgeoning is slow and clumsy, and you get torn up over it.

>>344951
At least you shake yourself up.

>>344954
Miss. Just when you thought today was your day! Looks like most of them are gone, though…

>>344956
You throw it on the ground! Welcome to the real world, jackass!

>>344957
The battle has taken its toll on the two of you, and it shows. Against the last couple sea ponies, you have little respite.

>>344958
No, she's protected. Felfire's at full, though.

>>344959
And you were there, too!

>>344960
In an amazing display of cunning, guile, and shadowy skill, you burst from the shadows into a random pirate's blade, cutting yourself badly as you collapse. Helpless.

>>344952
THIS time you have more luck. It looks a sickly pale color as you shoot it to the ground.

Summer Seas: 5 hits
Felfire: 2 wounds
Borders: 3 hits
Tony: Helpless, 3 wounds
Seekkill: 4 hits
Chip: 4 hits
Light Heart: 2 hits
>Rosemary: 1 hit

344964

>>344962
Heal that dog! Tony!

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 344965

>>344962
Well it's hard to see in those shadows, don't judge me.

Get up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

344966

>>344962
pss, the chart still says 2 wounds.
Now let's end this.
"Fervor! Heed my call!"
Stomp the scythe on the ground and raise the shadow of one of those seaponies.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 344968

>>344962
No stress, we both just continue to fight '2d10'

Roll #1 8, 2 = 10

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 344974

>>344962
I wait up in the crows nest and look at the other two ships. Are they being attacked too?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 344975

>>344962
Heal Rosemary!
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344977

>>344962
Let's fire it up then.
Again, aim at those who are closest and biggest threat to Summer and Spring.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Chip(DD knight) 344978

>>344975
"Watch out little pony!"

>>344962
Just keep on positioning myself between the two unicorn healers(with special focus on Summer of course) and the Seaponies.

Also try to attack again the seapony nearest to me.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

344980

>>344962
Keep shooting bolts at threats!

Roll #1 4 = 4

344982

>>344962
>>344974
>still two left
Never mind. I divebomb the other one and try to bite out its throat.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 344987

>>344964
He IS quite a dog. He's feeling refreshed and up, though.

>>344965
I'll take that as an attack instead. One ded.

>>344966
Call upon the shadow ponies when you're in distress.
You'd think with all these bad rolls, you'd actually use that Scythe of Nemesis. Instead you just get bit by the one pony still up.

>>344968
You knock the pony down with a well-placed shot, but it gets back up while Rosemary struggles.

>>344975
Summer "Deathbringer" Seas, Nightmare Terror of the Manesian, attacks Rosemary for 1 wound successfully. A seapony gets to its feet during the lull.

>>344977
You make it ded.

>>344978
There's nopony up! You miss miserably and give the seapony an opportunity to strike. This is still a rout, though.

>>344980
It's going down swinging, though. That'll leave a mark.

>>344982
+1 for Aerial Divebomb
You still take a beating, though.

Summer Seas: 5 hits
Borders: 1 hit
Tony: 5 hits, 4 wounds
Seekkill: 1 hit
Chip: 2 hits
Light Heart: 2 hits
>Rosemary: 1 hit, 1 wound













As the crew prepares to move in on the last sea pony, a monstrous head bursts from the ocean and slams onto the deck of the Pillager's Fancy alongside the healers and main group. It looms there, glaring at you, as seaspray goes everywhere.

Uh oh.

Wf+6 344988

>>344987
The seapony, seeing the dragon head, yelps and leaps into the water, fleeing.

344993

>>344987
"How unfortunate."

Quick, use Far Sight and search for a weak point!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 344997

>>344987
"Hi~"

Marksman shot at it's eye.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 344999

>>344964
"Thanks" I shout to Spring

>>344987
I take some steps back and fire my pistols at the beast.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

345000

>>344987
I shriek and get Summer out of here! To safety!

Roll #1 1 = 1

345002

>>344987
Okay this is persona-
Oh fuck.
EXPLODE A CORPSE NEAR IT! TIME BOMB; INSTANT! Then, raise ITS OWN SHADOW!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 345003

>>344987
OOC: I forgot my bonuses, is it +2 or +3?
Attack the sea monsters head while avoiding its retaliation! Position myself beneath or on its rear if need be!

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 345004

>>344987
Rosemary Heal herself! '1d10'

I shoot that nasty thing! '2d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 5, 6 = 11

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345007

>>344987
"I- I'm sorry! I'm so-"
I shriek as the seadragon appears, and >>345000
try to pull Spring away with me as I flee!
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

345008

>>344987
I try to hit it in an eye or the mouth with a cursed arrow as I fly back up to the crows nest.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Wf+6 345009

>>344993
It doesn't take far sight to identify this as a corpse.

>>344997
>>344999
>>345008
You put some holes in the corpse.

>>345002
You damage the deck some more.

>>345003
It's pretty easy to avoid retaliation from something dead.

>>345004
She's feeling fit!

>>345007
>>345000
The two of you miserably trip over each other in fear. Given that Spring Water is a Groves character, she probably loses control of her bladder for such a critical failure, but let's not get into that.

345011

>>345004
I'm a grown mare!

Shield Summer with all my body!

Roll #1 3 = 3

345014

>>345009
"Oh. It, ah, appears this is dead."

Do I know anything useful we can butcher from dead Sea Dragons.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 345016

>>345009
I give the thing a small kick with my leg to be sure it's dead.

I then inspect the creature.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 345017

>>345009
"The beast is dead? Good."

Sheathe my pistols and dust myself off

"Seems like these creatures are following me everywhere I go. Very unfortunate."

Chip(DD knight) 345018

>>345009
"Oh!" I exclaimed, failing to realize its already dead.
Poke a hole on it and call it a day.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345020

>>345009
>>345011
"Is… is it dead?"
I cautiously move out from behind Spring and approach it, then poke it.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345021

>>345009
I pout.
"It's dead already?"

345022

>>345009
There is an elder monster on the deck, they'll excuse me.
I hope.
Raise its shadow already!

Roll #1 3 = 3

345023

>>345009
I exhale slowly and cut a chunk of seapony off with my knife. How's it taste?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345024

>>345020
Pull her the hell away!
"Don't get near it! It could be dangerous!"

Wf+6 345025

>>345016
>>345014
The butchery appears to have already been started. Smitts seems to have been the one who propelled it up. On closer inspection, it was rigged to pulleys and pulled up.

Looks like he finished killing it while you were busy.

Wf+6 345026

>>345023
Very stringy. They get a lot of exercise, so there's muscle, and not much fat.

Tastes like sea food.

345028

>>345025
Pick up the Seapony head I removed just now.

How much can I learn from this?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 345029

>>345020
I approach Summer and check her.
"Are you fine little pony?"

Wf+6 345030

>>345028
Functionally, it looks like a pony head, but they have no flat teeth. These things are carnivorous.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345031

>>345026
Better than whatever the ship serves. Find one that I killed, but not one that was my minion, and dig in.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345033

>>345025
I was so scared for nothing.
So is the deck clear?
No more monsterponies anywhere?
Check on the others, did somepony I knew die?

Wf+6 345036

>>345031
Given that there are twenty-odd corpses between the ships, you don't have a hard time. You don't even get many odd looks as you devour the corpses.

Looks like they've seen worse.

>>345033
There's blood everywhere! Let's roll saves to see which NPCs are dead. One sec.

Light Heart [Warlord] 345038

>>345031
I cock a brow as I see him eat them up
"Charming…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345040

>>345024
Fly up and land next to her.
"Shame that we didn't get some of this action, isn't it?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345043

>>345036
I look at the griffin, utterly disgusted

>>345029
>>345040
I give them both condescending looks
"Not now. I need alone time with my daughter."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345048

>>345036
Blood everywhere? So damn sex- Nope, I gotta stop this.
But fighting while almost dead was something.
>>345029
>>345040
"Guys, guys, what about going for a survey of the damages while the docs get some rest, okay?"
Be I damned if I let the healers go crazy.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345049

>>345024
"But it's dead!"
>>345029
"I'm okay…"
I rub where I was wounded, wincing.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345050

>>345043
I frown.
"Come now, we all made it in one piece! You should be glad!"

345052

>>345030
I'll get this preserved and stuffed later.

>>345043
"Please allow me to thank your daughter, madam. It was through her work that we were able to survive better than the worst case scenario."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345053

>>345049
I gently take her along to somewhere more private
"Come on sweetie…"

>>345050
I give her a hard stare
"Not. Now."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345059

>>345053
I roll my eyes.
"Fine."

Inspect the damage to the ship.

Tony [Trickster] 345060

>>345036
I put my pistols away and take a look around.
Do I see Smitts anywhere?

Chip(DD knight) 345061

>>345049
I then relax, and shake her head.
"Dont do something stupid like that again. You stay behind while I be your cover, okay?"

>>345048
"Yes, yes." I stand up and check the ship for damages.

'1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Wf+6 345064

>>345059
Most of the damage is superficial, since they sort of leaped aboard.

Except what Felfire did. It's pretty serious. Big chunks of deck missing, and cracks in the main mast. She caused pretty intense ruin.

>>345061
There are explosive holes all over! Someone was using explosives. At least two critical damage areas on the Pillager's Fancy and one on the Seaworthy.

>>345060
He's standing on the sea dragon, cleaning the kill. It's too big to drag aboard.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345065

>>345053
I follow along with her.
"Huh?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345067

Felfire [Necromancer] 345069

>>345064
Walk along with Chip.
>>345061
"Anything I can help with?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345070

>>345064
I shake my head.
Crazy mare she is.

>>345069
"Not blowing holes in the ship?"

Chip(DD knight) 345071

>>345064
I muster a frown worth to make the god of anger smile with glee.
"Sunny Skies."
Search for him, all the while finding my repair kit.
'1d10'

If I dont find him then start repairing anyway.

'r2 1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345075

>>345065
Once we're somewhere private, I sit down in front of her and gently put a hoof on her shoulder
"Summer… You got… so angry back there."

>>345067
"Quiet you…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345076

>>345070
Roll my eyes.
"We were kinda surrounded, you know.
I was bleeding all over the deck, couldn't do much else."

Chip(DD knight) 345079

>>345071
for repairs.
>inb4 a 1
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345080

>>345075
"Hmm? Excuse me, but I wanted to thank your daughter for her work. If this is not an especially convenient time, I shall take my leave."

Tasia [Paladin] 345081

>>345064
quickly rush in and check on the Lady Viscountess! '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345082

>>345080
"Then stop talking and leave."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345083

>>345075
My ears fold back and I drop my head.
"I… my magic just wasn't working… I- I even hurt you! And mister Chip… a- and I just got so mad… everyone was getting hurt and I couldn't get anything to work and… and… i'm sorry…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345085

>>345076
"I mean, I'm not judging you, but I'd like to have a ship under me when we are out on the sea."

Tony [Trickster] 345086

>>345064
I shout to Smitts.

"Hey gov'ner. That's a nice piece of work."
Give another kick to the head.

Wf+6 345087

>>345071
You find the Lieutenant stabbing a corpse repeatedly on deck. He doesn't even have explosives with him.

When questioned, he directs you toward Felfire.

"You think I'd blow up my own ship?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345089

>>345064
Are either of the doctor mares still on deck?

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345090

>>345083
I pick her up and give her a warm hug
"Please… never do that to me again. You're too young… and I know I failed to protect you but… please."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345091

>>345087
Give a coy smile.
"I got kinda carried away…"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345092

>>345082
"How unfortunate."

Turn to Summer Seas.

"I just want to say thank you, alright? I shall see you again."

Head off.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345095

>>345090
"I'm sorry…"
I hug back, eyes tearing up.
"…I just wanna go back home."
>>345092
"Y- You're welcome, mister… mister Boundaries?"

Wf+6 345096

>>345081
She's having tea with the other nobleponies. Looks like they didn't even notice the attack.

"Ah, Tasia, good. The new pot of tea is ready. Would you be a dear and fetch it?"

>>345086
He nods. "It's a good kill. The seaponies are what I was after, though. Wish we had managed to get one alive, but such is life. I hunted sea dragons for decades, but I've only seen a sea pony this close… well, now."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345098

>>345095
Guess I heard that and step back a bit.

"You can call me Borders. That will do. How about you? Can I know your name?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345099

>>345095
"I know you do… Just be patient okay? Mommy will take care of things…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345103

>>345096
"Mister Smitts, I cannot imagine you would actively want to fight these creatures. They are a nightmare."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345104

>>345091
>>345096
I guess I finish my meal and go stand next to Felfire.

Chip(DD knight) 345105

>>345087
"I thought it was you. Who got the penchant of making things go kaboom." I smile.
"Well the same can be said to me though."


>>345091
I scratch my head.
"What can we do? We got those freaks on board."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345107

>>345098
"I'm Summer Seas, mister Borders."
>>345099
I nuzzle in Spring's chest, softly sighing.

Tasia [Paladin] 345108

>>345096
"Yes ma'am!"
gather the tea and place it on the table, then fill any that are needed refilling I don't want to rolldo I need to?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345111

>>345103
"Remember the talk we had? Excitement! It's like a safari hunting!"

Wf+6 345115

>>345103
"Challenging work. Out of doors."

He gestures at all the meat on the dragon's bones. "I guarantee you'll not go hungry."

>>345108
No.

"Ah, you are so good to me, Tasia. Tell me, have you been enjoying your relaxation?"

Tony [Trickster] 345116

>>345096
"Maybe next we should follow the smell." I hold my nose in disgust at all the rotting fish on the deck.

Chip(DD knight) 345119

>>345115
Rolling to repair the ship.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Tasia [Paladin] 345120

>>345115
"Very much, I appreciate it Viscountess."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345122

>>345111
"Ah… I prefer my excitement in different forms, miss Emrille."

>>345115
"Yes… if you are a meat-eater."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345123

>>345104
"Hey. Had a nice dinner?"
>>345115
Talk with Sunnyskies.
"Sir, I'm really sorry for what happened. Anything I can do to make it up?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345127

>>345123
"Yes. Better than fish."

Wf+6 345128

>>345123
He coughs at points at >>345119
Chip flailing about, failing to fix the holes.

"You could help him, or at least compensate him for the work you're making him do."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345129

>>345107
I sigh as well and let go of her
"Well… I'm happy you're safe… I thought I'd lose you…"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345130

>>345107
"It is nice to meet you. And, but excuse me, madam, but could I have your name, too?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345131

>>345130
This is for Spring too

Wf+6 345132

>>345120
"That's good. You know we're due to arrive home tomorrow. I imagine you've been waiting to spend time with your paladin friends. We'll have to stop by the Basilica of the Sun after I meet with my house officials."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345133

>>345122
I chuckle.
"Hah. You would. But wasn't this fun?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345134

>>345128
"I can work for three ponies, you know!"
Raise my shadow and walk towards Chip.
>>345119
"Okay, where do I start and can I use your shadow as help too?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345135

>>345129
"And I thought I'd lose you too momma…"
I continue nuzzling her.
"Um… do you think we should go see who needs healing?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345136

>>345133
"A little too dangerous to my taste, but I suppose it was quite spectacular."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345137

>>345129
>>345135
I go find the two doctor ponies.
"Heal?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345138

>>345135
I nod
"Yes… we should."

>>345130
>>345131
I look a little miffed that he hasn't left yet
"Spring Water."

Tasia [Paladin] 345139

>>345132
"Yes of course Viscountess! I would very much enjoy that"
head over near the doorway and take guard.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345141

>>345137
I step in front of Summer and make sure to keep distance while I heal him '1d10+2'

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345142

>>345130
"She's Spring Water, my momma… and the best healer ever!"
I pull away, sniffling a bit but smiling now.
>>345137
I nod and try to heal him.
'1d10+5'

Roll #1 4 + 5 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345144

>>345141
>>345142
I gesture at their necks.
"Lose metal?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345147

>>345136
"Heh, see the ones with holes in their head? That made the most satisfying sound I heard all day."

Chip(DD knight) 345149

>>345134
>>345128
I look at Felfire.
"I really have no idea how you can help."

I then put the supplies of nails, woods and other repair tool on her side.
"You can help by carrying these though."

Also try to repair again.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345150

>>345138
Take a bow, looking completely unperturbed by her distress and leave.

Anything more major happening? I need sleep

Wf+6 345151

>>345149
You do a pretty good job and mend the one big hole on the Seaworthy.

>>345150
Not before the pause, anyway

345152

>>345149
Okay dump that stuff to my shadow.
Is it Magenta or Fervor? Commune with it.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345153

>>345144
I simply nod, wanting to get rid of him already
"Yes."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345157

>>345144
"Lose metal? Huh?"

Chip(DD knight) 345158

>>345151
There's two holes right? If so do the other hole.
'1d10+2'

>>345152
I look at the Shadows.
"Out of curiosity, what are those? Are those servants given to you by the gods?"

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Wf+6 345159

>>345152
It's Fervor.

I was worried about you, when you sent me away. It's a relief to see you're alright.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345160

>>345153
I think for a few seconds.
"Need help find?"

>>345157
"Neck metal."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345161

>>345159
There isn't much to loot from these seaponies that's worth anything, is there?

Tony [Trickster] 345163

>>345151
I remember that package I was supposed to deliver.
I go look for Ruxiang.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345164

>>345158
"They… Yeah. I guess you could call them Grogar's gift to me.
I can call them inside the shadow of anypony I want. Even yours!"
Raise his shadow.
>>345159
I was losing grasp on you, dear. I'm a strong mare, I can take care of myself. At times.

Light Heart [Warlord] 345165

>>345147
"Certainly, miss Emrille. Although it seems some of the others did come close to dying."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 345168

>>345151
Right, I'm out. Later.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345169

>>345160
"No."
Gently usher Summer out of here and go find if anyone needs heals

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345170

>>345165
"I got out pretty easily. Did my hardest to keep the fuckers off of Spring though."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345171

>>345160
"Neck me-"
>>345169
"O- Okay…"
I get pushed out with her, I guess.
I look for anyone who needs healing.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345172

>>345132
>>345158
>>345169
Fine then. I go and watch Chip fix the ship.

Light Heart [Warlord] 345175

>>345170
"Miss Rosemary and I fared quite well, I must say."
I smile at Rosemary
"Once again, you prove to be a good little pony."

Chip(DD knight) 345179

>>345164
"Gah!!"
I look at my shadow.
"How did you do that?!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345183

>>345179
"I told you. Gift from Grogar.
I guess it's just because I'm very close to a few spirits…"

Chip(DD knight) 345205

>>345183
I scratch my head.
"Grogar… is he not that half ape, half horse god or something?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345211

>>345183
>>345205
"Grogar not spirit?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345219

>>345205
"Half goat, half ape if you believe what they say."
>>345211
"He might be. Or he might be higher than spirits, who knows."

Chip(DD knight) 345230

>>345219
"I got to say that he is a sight to be seen with those attributes. Makes me think if he commands the shadows of pony wenches during the night haha!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345231

>>345230
"Who are you talking about?"
Raise a brow at him.

Chip(DD knight) 345244

>>345231
"Well… I am talking about this Grogar God. Does he not lord over the shadows like the powers that he has given to you?"
"Well I am just assuming that shadow lord part. I really have no idea what he rules over you see."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345247

>>345244
Facehoof.
"No Chip, he's the lord of all death. Shadow magic just comes from it."

Chip(DD knight) 345257

>>345247
"Oh…. now I get it, well at least I now know. Few Dogs like me ever got into some serious praisin on the Gods you see."
"Well that explains the undead and skely's that makes up as your entourage."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345263

>>345257
"Yeah. All I want is become like him, one day…"
Extend my hoof towards the sun.
"But I should run around with far less skellies now. I got my shadows. More useful."

Chip(DD knight) 345286

>>345263
"Hmmm… yes, I mean they can carry your load for you for starter haha." I give a toothy smile.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345289

>>345286
"They can do much more~" Smirk back at him and move just that much closer to Fervor.

Chip(DD knight) 345296

>>345289
I raise an eyebrow, then rub my eyes.
Naahh… no she aint, must be seeing things.

"I agree, fighting and other stuff."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345298

>>345296
"And screwing.
Imagine if I get a hold of Face's shadow, for istance."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345363

After the healing's been done and they don't have anything urgent, I look for the two unicorns, and greet them with a wave.

"Hey!"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345368

>>345363
I give her a tired nod
"Hello Emrille."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345371

>>345363
I give her a similarly tired wave.
"Hi miss Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345373

>>345371
>>345368
Well, keep smiling anyway
"Some day, huh? When I woke up I wasn't expecting this to happen."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345384

>>345373
"I wish it didn't…"
I frown and sigh.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345388

>>345373
"You're telling me…"
I sigh
"When will it end…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345391

>>345384
>>345388
"It was pretty intense, I'll admit. But we are all in one piece and that is what matters, right?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345392

>>345391
I look at Summer with a slight smile
"Yes… I suppose so. Though I'd rather not have any more surprises like that. It was frightening."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345394

>>345392
I let out a slight whistle.
"Girl, was it! I'll admit, I was a bit afraid I'd hit one of you with that new trick I only recently learned. Had to shoot targets that were uncomfortably close to friendlies."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345396

>>345391
"Some of the other ponies aren't…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345400

>>345396
"We can't really worry about them, can we? No reason to mourn ponies we didn't even knew."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345401

>>345400
Didn't even know*

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345402

>>345394
"… Good to know, I guess?"

>>345400
I just give her a blank stare
"They may have been pirates but…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345403

>>345402
"But they died and there's that. Nothing we can do about that. Moping about them won't help anypony, not them, and especially not you."
Let out a slight chuckle.
"And by that new trick talk I meant I tired to keep as many of them off of you as I could."
Rub the back of my neck.
"I know that I couldn't really protect you two all that well, but I tried…"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345408

>>345403
"Well… I appreciate the thought that the crew cares enough about us to try and not get us hurt. That makes me feel at least somewhat safer aboard this cursed ship."
I sigh
"I can only wonder how much they'd care if we weren't capable of healing magic…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345411

>>345403
"It doesn't make it any less wrong that they died…"
I frown again.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345413

Oh look, I was on deck all along.
>>345411
"I doubt they will stay dead for long, kid."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345415

>>345408
"I think you should be thankful you are capable of it. I'd care even if you wasn't though."
Give her a smile.

>>345411
>>345413
I nod.
"Yeah, Terebonne can do her thing and bring them back! It's their crew, after all."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345416

>>345415
"And if they have money, of course. I wonder how rich she is, by now."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345417

>>345413
I take a step back as I see her approach

>>345415
I smile weakly
"Of course you would…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345418

>>345417
I tilt my head with a cheeky smile.
"Are you implying something, Spring?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345425

>>345413
I wave as Felfire approaches.
"Hi miss Felfire."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345426

>>345425
Smile at her.
"Hey little mare.
I saw you charging headfirst earlier. Got some spirit in you."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345431

>>345418
"Of course not. Just speaking my mind, do you mind."

>>345426
I shake my head sternly
"She wont be doing that again any time soon."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345433

>>345426
"She needs a gun. Much safer than that."

>>345431
"Speak it then, I won't mind.~"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345434

>>345433
I glower at her
"I am not teaching my filly daughter how to use a gun. What on earth is wrong with you?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345435

>>345431
"Yeah I hope so, I'd hate to have to bring her back."
>>345433
"Or she could just learn some magic."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345436

>>345426
>>345431
I flatten my ears.
"I don't wanna do that again any time soon…"
>>345433
"I've never shot a gun before…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345440

>>345435
"Or both!"

>>345434
"You want to keep her safe, don't you? You think she is safer if she can't even defend herself? She can't even cut herself with it like with a sword, and she's clever enough not to look in the barrel, isn't she?"

>>345436
"It's even more fun than it seems."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345441

>>345436
"Good. Because your momma needs you in one piece."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345444

>>345440
"Oh right, you are good at magic too, no? I saw you at Abilio's."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345446

>>345444
"A special sort of magic, but magic nonetheless."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345447

>>345446
"You gotta show me. I want to learn from Abilio too, but I've been so damn busy lately."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345448

>>345440
I glare at her
"Listen to yourself! She's 10 for Luna's sake!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345449

>>345440
"My momma says guns are really dangerous. How are they fun?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345451

>>345447
"Can you shoot a gun? If not, I can't really teach you."

>>345448
"That means she is still in a ripe age to learn. This is a dangerous world we live in. Do you think I lived off the good will of ponies when I was a filly? Or do you think you can still shelter her after all this?"

>>345449
"You pull the trigger, it goes 'Boom', and the thing you aim it at is gone. Taking aim, firing, and hitting what you want to is fun."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345454

>>345451
"Yes. I do. Now is not the time. Not yet. Thank you for your input, but I'm the one who decides on her education."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345456

>>345454
"You are, I just want to give you some advice."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345458

>>345456
I nod
"Your advice has been noted."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345459

>>345458
"This said, what about some study of the veil? Look at dog Peg, he's the perfect mix. And I'm pretty sure he's immortal."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345460

>>345459
"What in Equestria's name is the veil?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345461

>>345459
"What's the veil?"
I pause and cough.
"And mister Doc Peg is…special miss Feelfear."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345462

>>345460
Poke my raised shadow.
"Other side.
Spirits and stuff."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345463

>>345461
"Oh I know kid. But I don't mean that right now. He's a great necromancer, too, no matter how hard it is for him to talk."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345465

>>345458
I roll my eyes.
"No need to get your panties in a bunch. It's not like I have an excess of pistols on me I could give away for her."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345468

>>345462
"… Necromancy. No. Too dangerous and tricky."

>>345465
I sigh
"I just… can we not talk about this? Please?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345473

>>345468
Frown at her.
"Hey I might even take offence in that. My stallion would never trick or hurt me!"
Lie on my shadow.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345474

>>345473
"…huh? Your stallion? Who are you talking about, miss Feelfear?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345476

>>345468
"If you don't want to. Sweeping problems under the rug won't solve them, but fine. I'd ask about how was your day but I know that already, so we're stuck at weather."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345477

>>345474
"Him, of course!"
Point at my own shadow, now standing on its own right besides me.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345478

>>345473
I shake my head
"Not what I meant… whatever it is your talking about."

>>345476
I roll my eyes
"You'll have to excuse me for not caring about the weather at the moment."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345481

>>345478
"You know what you need to do?"
Look around suspiciously, then slowly lean closer, and whisper into her ear like I was telling her the secret of creation.
"Chill."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345482

>>345477
"Huh?-"
My eyes widen as I notice the shadow standing upright, and I back away a few steps in fear.
"W- W- What is that!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345486

>>345482
"It's my shadow, don't you recognize it?"
Playfully ruffle the mane of the solid shadow.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345489

>>345477
I take a step back in apprehension, shielding Summer
"That's no necromancy I've seen before."

>>345481
I snort
"Okay, I'll take a look at my calender to see if I can plan in a moment of free time between the horrifying dragon attacks and repulsive city raids."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345491

>>345489
"It's Terrebonne's favorite. She taught me because… Well a lot happened. Let's just say this necromancy is… Different.
I'm not forcing the spirit, I'm their friend."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345496

>>345489
Nudge her in her chest gently.
"There's your problem. You worry too much. We made it out alive, right? Right. No sense in crying over spilled milk. Now, between all the shi- uh, I mean, all the stuff going down, we have a moment to relax. A moment for ourselves."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345503

>>345491
"Well… that's good to hear. Ponies often abuse their necromantic powers."

>>345496
I shake my head
"No. That would be unfair to Summer."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345508

>>345503
"Would it?"
Turn to her.
"Hey Summer, do you want mommy to be angry, snap at every little thing and be constantly troubled, or do you want her to be calm, lever headed and as happy and relaxed as the situation allows her?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345509

>>345503
"Pff, it can only bite them in the ass."
Roll over and hug my shadow.
"He'll never betray me, isntead."
Then give her a silly look.
"I think Summer won't mind if somepony helps you unwind a bit, don't you think?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345511

>>345486
>>345491
"So… your shadow is… a pony?"
I scratch my head in confusion.
>>345508
"But my momma usually isn't angry…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345514

>>345511
"More like 'A pony is controlling my shadow from the other side of existance'. I could ask him to control just about anything."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345517

>>345511
"She could be though if she keeps this up. Everypony needs to relax every now and then."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345518

>>345508
>>345509
I shake my head
"It's not that simple…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345521

>>345518
"You should try making a new life around here. It's not that bad a place."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345522

>>345518
Sidestep beside her and put a hoof over her shoulder.
"Yes it is. Trust me, I know it."

>>345521
"Iiiii don't think that's a good idea though. Just taking a break from worrying would have to do for now."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345523

>>345522
Shrug.
"Whatever. I love this place. All I could ever ask for."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345526

>>345521
"It's not stable. This is not the kind of environment I want my daughter growing up in."

>>345522
I stomp a hoof in frustration
"It isn't! This is not-"
I interrupt myself and take a deep breath, closing my eyes and calming myself
"I owe him that much…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345531

>>345526
"See? You are a nervous wreck already. It will only get worse."
Lower my voice, but not in an ear whispering way.
"And you wouldn't want to lose your cool and snap out at your daughter over something silly, do you?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345535

>>345531
"… No, I wouldn't."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345537

>>345535
"Then why don't you let me help you?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345542

>>345531
"My momma never yells at me unless I did something bad, or got in trouble…"
>>345537
"Can I help?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345546

>>345537
"By trying to shove a gun in my daughter's hooves?"
I sigh
"But you're right… this whole ordeal is eating me…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345549

>>345542
"Good thing you are a nice little pony and you don't get into trouble all that much, isn't it?"

Chuckle at her.
"Aaaaaaand I don't know. Maybe yes. Maybe no. It really depends on her."

>>345546
"Hey, I dropped that already! You don't want it, I won't teach her how to shoot, even if it would be for her own good."
Then I give her a nudge with a sly smirk.
"And you don't know how much willpower I need to not make that joke in front of Summer now~"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345552

>>345549
I give her a dull look
"Really Emrille? Really?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345556

>>345546
I softly nuzzle up to Spring.
"Is there anything you want me to do, momma?…"
>>345549
"What joke?"
I tilt my head at her.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345558

>>345556
"I think that's stuff for boring old mares, kid."
Smirk at her.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345559

>>345552
I start laughing.
"Come on, take a joke for once! Laugh with me! You know it's funny!"

>>345556
>>345558
"Haha, oh wow. What she said."

Wf+6 345563

It's getting late enough that if you were a space captain crashed on an alien world, you would order your little plant animal hybrids into their flying vegetables so that you could take off for the night.

Dusk quickly approaches. Tomorrow brings Autumnsreach.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345564

>>345556
I smile at her and softly nuzzle her cheek
"No dear, don't you worry about it. Mommy's just fine."

>>345559
"It's a little childish, if anything…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345565

>>345563
Wait, I thought we still had two days before Autumnsreach! I did not do my training!

Wf+6 345566

>>345565
"I'm going to be TARRRRDYYY!" - Felfire

Tasia [Paladin] 345568

>>345563
"…Excuse my abruptness Viscountess, I'm going to do some target practice before Night comes in full."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345569

>>345563
Right.

Let's take a look around if I can spot Alys somewhere

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345570

>>345564
"I'm listening if you got any better jokes."
Flick my ears.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345571

>>345566
But it's important! I was counting on all those things!
On more shadow training with terrebonne, on understanding the laylines, on making more brews, on getting railed by Face's shadow while it's being possessed by Fervor's body…

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345573

>>345558
>>345559
"What kinda adult things?"
>>345564
"Are you sure momma?… I can give you a massage if you want!"
I nuzzle her back.

Wf+6 345577

>>345568
"Then be my guest. It's quiet here."

>>345569
You don't see her on the main deck. Fucked if know where you are.

>>345571
You can still train once you've arrived at the city. You're technically ahead of everyone else in skills anyway.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345578

>>345573
"Boring adult things that would bore you to tears. And I could give her a massage too, if she wanted."

Tasia [Paladin] 345581

>>345577
quietly excuse myself and then head onto the deck.

How many gulls are out tonight? Anything in the waters to shoot at? Any throwable target? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 345583

>>345573
"Those things a filly should never hear about until she's old enough."
>>345577
But my skills are really situational and I have absolutely no modifiers.
So I can train a 3pt once we reach the city because there are 2 days before, right?
Since I kinda want to go for Resurrection.
Also, find Face.

Light Heart [Warlord] 345584

>>345577
Look for Smitts then

He'll know

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345586

>>345570
I smirk slightly
"You really want to hear doctor jokes?"

>>345573
"It's fine sweetie. I'm okay, really."

Wf+6 345587

>>345581
There are gulls picking at the dragon head that Smitts tore off and has rigged to the side of the Pillager's Fancy.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345588

>>345586
"Unless you want to crack jokes like I almost did."
Smirk back at her.

Tasia [Paladin] 345589

>>345587
"ugh, barbaric and unseemly"
aim at one of the gulls furthest away from the dragon's head and shoot at it. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345590

>>345588
"Okay then… A stallion walks into a doctors clinic, looking distressed. 'Doctor Doctor I swallowed a bone!' He says. 'Are you choking?' the doctor calmly inquires. The patient frowns and yells 'No, I really did!'"
I shrug
"I've got plenty more awful ones like that one."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345592

>>345586
>>345590
"Ooh! Ooh! I like doctor jokes! Can I tell one? Pleeeease?"

Wf+6 345594

>>345589
You miss. Badly. Maybe you should get a little closer with that gun?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345596

>>345578
"But there's plenty of interesting adult things! Like sailing and being a real doctor and se-"
I catch myself before I say the last thing and shut my mouth closed.
"Um. Momma told me not to talk about that last one."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345597

>>345590
I giggle at that.
"Okay, that was actually better than I thought it would be."

>>345592
"Go ahead!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345598

>>345594
Find Face. Pwetty pwease.

Tasia [Paladin] 345601

>>345594
nonsense! I'm at the edge of the ship! No way I'm risking backfire so close to night. Fire again! '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 345602

>>345584
"Mister Smitts?"

Wf+6 345604

>>345598
You find him pitifully wounded, lying in bed belowdecks on the Seaworthy.

>>345601
Well, you killed one that time. You're not sure if it was the target you were aiming for, though.

The gulls mostly scatter, though.

>>345602
"Yes, Miss Heart?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345605

>>345596
"It's not polite to talk about it anyway. Except sometimes. Or when you joke about it."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345606

>>345592
"Go ahead, love."

>>345596
I cock a brow
"So I did."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345607

>>345604
"There you are. I was getting rather worried."
I nod
"An impressive display back there, I must commend you on it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345608

>>345606
Lean closer and whisper.
"We could talk about it sometime~"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345609

>>345604
Frown at him.
"I thought you'd know when to stop, partner."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345610

>>345608
I roll my eyes
"Is that really all you can think about?"

Wf+6 345611

>>345607
He stretches a bit. "It was some good exercise. Haven't hunted dragon in years now. Good to know it's still in me."

>>345609
He groans. "I did. They chased me belowdecks. I'm a lower, not a fighter."

Wf+6 345612

>>345611
>lover not a fighter

Tasia [Paladin] 345613

>>345604
scrunch in disappointment
"They're all rats anyways.."



is there a chunk of unused wood lying about? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 345614

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345615

>>345610
I chuckle.
"No, but you teased me, so I have all the right to return the favor, don't I?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345616

>>345611
"Next time, try to make love to those seaponies. I bet they'd tell stories about you."
Pass a hoof along his side.
"So… Not dead yet?" Smirk at him.

Tasia [Paladin] 345617

>>345614
Awesome.

Throw it out onto the waters '1d10'

but shoot at it before it get wet! '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345618

>>345597
>>345606
"Okay! Um…"
I put a hoof to my chin, then my eyes light up as I think of one.
"A pony walks into a doctor's office. He has a cucumber up his nose, a carrot in his left ear and a banana in his right ear.
'What's the matter with me?' he asks the doctor.
The doctor replies, 'You're not eating properly.'"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345620

>>345611
"Hmmm… well, I'll keep it short. It's about one Lady Alys. Is she still alive? What do you know about her?"

Wf+6 345621

>>345616
"Not quite."

He reacts with surprise to your hoof. "You picked an odd time to get amorous. I'm not sure I can satisfy a mare until I have the Doc take a look at these wounds."

>>345617
Not bad! The arc is a little lower than it could be, but you get a solid shot off. Excellent show for a waste of resources.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345622

>>345615
"I you say so."

>>345618
I chuckle softly and pat her on the head
"That's an old one."

Wf+6 345623

>>345620
He nods. "Last I checked she was. I'll need to remind you of my earlier point of privacy. A burden of responsibility."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345624

>>345621
Look up with a sad expression.
"Well it's been so long since I last felt the touch of a stallion after all…"
Look back at him, smirking.
"But your shadow can walk on its own, no?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345625

>>345618
Chuckle at it.
"Hah, an oldie but goodie."

>>345622
"Not to get in your, heh, mane, but you know it can be very relaxing in it's own way."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345628

>>345623
"… Right. Of course. A shame you feel that way, but it cannot be helped. I wont bother you any further in that case."
I give him a polite nod and head off to find Emrille

Tasia [Paladin] 345630

>>345621
ah this fucking ship can sink for all I care. Just as long as Viscountess Nihil get to Autumnsreach safely.

load my gun then take to the skies. Enjoy the last of the sun on the cool night air '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345633

>>345622
>>345625
I smile from the praise.
"Thanks!"
>>345615
>>345622
>>345625
"…Huh? What can be relaxing?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345635

>>345633
"… getting intoxicated, dear. But that is nothing you should be busying yourself with."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345638

>>345633
"Remember, boring grown-up talk!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345643

>>345638
I clear my throat and nod at everyone present.
"Good evening to all of you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345645

>>345643
I wave at her.
"Oh hi! What's up?"

Wf+6 345646

>>345624
He gives you a quizzical look.

"I don't think so."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345647

>>345635
>>345638
"Oh…"
>>345643
"Oh, hi miss Light Heart."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345648

>>345646
Raise his shadow with Fervor's soul and give him a grin.
"I think it can.
Care to… Loan it to me, for a night?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345651

>>345645
"It appears Lady Alys has survived the encounter with the sea creatures."
I shift my gaze to the unicorns for a moment
"Are you both quite alright?"

Wf+6 345652

>>345648
He gives you a slightly bothered look.

"Hey, hey! That's my personal image. What are you going to do with that?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345654

>>345652
"Well, you are a damn fine looking stallion, you know~"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345659

>>345647
I chuckle and ruffle her mane with a hoof

>>345651
"Yes. Thank you, Light Heart."

Wf+6 345660

>>345654
He groans. "Alright. I wouldn't bed just anypony like this, but you are my wingpony."

He scoots over in bed and pulls down his pirate trousers. "Do you like it fast and hard or slow and gentle?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345661

>>345651
"I'm alright. Is um, your… problem okay, miss Light Heart?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345662

>>345651
I nod.
"I'm okay. And is it urgent? How is Rosemary, by the way? Is she fine as well?"
Give her a small wink.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345663

>>345660
Facehoof.
"Dude.
You know I don't fuck anything with a pulse.
And there is a reason I want your shadow.
Basically, I have a crush for this spirit, and he's controlling the shadow right now.
See where I'm getting at?"

Wf+6 345664

>>345663
He gives you an odd look, then relents.

"Okay… go play your necromancer games, I guess. Just… wash it or something before you bring it back."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345665

>>345661
I nod
"I have not had any issues lately. Perhaps due to Rosemary's expert treatment."

>>345662
I motion towards her
"Quite. But no, I suppose it isn't. I merely wanted to let you know things haven't resolved themselves."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345666

>>345664
Roll my eyes, but smile.
"Thanks. You are a good friend, Face."

Wf+6 345668

>>345665
She glows next to you and subtly moves a little bit closer, but restrains herself from a little nuzzle.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345669

>>345665
"I think we can come to a conclusion on that matter once we are in the city. Does that sound good?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345671

>>345665
"Oh, hi miss Rosemary! I didn't notice you!"
I wave to her.

Wf+6 345674

>>345671
She gives a little save back, uncertainly.

Wf+6 345676

>>345674
Little wave, too.

Light Heart [Warlord] 345678

>>345669
"We shall see."

>>345668
I smile and give her a kiss on the cheek
"There is no need to be modest, miss Rosemary. The reason I'm here however is you, little Summer."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345679

>>345676
>>345674
I guess I'll bring my newfound shadow along and meet with them all.
"Is there a party I don't know of?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345682

>>345678
I grin.
Perfect
"How come?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345684

>>345678
I look at Summer with concern
"Why? What's wrong?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345685

>>345678
"Huh? What's going on?"

Wf+6 345690

>>345678
She takes the lack of modesty statement as an opportunity to nibble at your ear a little.

Light Heart [Warlord] 345691

>>345682
>>345684
>>345685
"I've seen- no felt Summer's healing spells… And they are quite intriguing to me."
I motion to Rosemary
"If I recall correctly, we had a little agreement in terms of helping each other out, miss Spring Water. I'd like your daughter to teach and pass on her incredible skill to miss Rosemary."

>>345690
I chuckle
"My my, such aggressiveness."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345695

>>345691
I blink
"I… see. Well… uh…"
I look at Summer
"Summer sweetie?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345698

>>345691
"You want me to… teach miss Rosemary?"
I tilt my head at her.
>>345695
"What?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345699

>>345695
"She's a talent, isn't she? Had a good teacher, I suppose?~"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345702

>>345698
"You have to decide this, honey. Luna knows you have more talent than I do…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345703

>>345702
"You give nice massages when you care, though."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345704

>>345698
"But you should not put back your own training for that. It's important."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345706

>>345698
I nod
"As I recall, you seemed quite eager to help last time I asked your mother. And you know I care very much about you two. This would certainly benefit you as well."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345708

>>345702
"Nuh-uh! You're the better healer than me! And I don't know how to teach anyways…"
>>345704
"So I should go see if mister Doc Peg has anything to teach me first?"
>>345706
"But I don't know anything about teaching!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345710

>>345708
"Or anypony else for that matters. But yeah, you should do that first."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345711

>>345708
"Doc Peg… I don't trust him…"

>>345710
"I will be the one to decide that, Felfire. I don't think he's a good influence on my daughter at all."

Wf+6 345713

>>345708
Rosemary speaks up a little skiddishly.

"I'd like to learn from Summer if she'll let me."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345714

>>345711
"There aren't that many good influences around here, are there?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345715

>>345711
"What's got you so defensive about him? He's a cool guy.
Not even the murderous type."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345716

>>345708
"I'm confident that you do. And so should you, Summer. What you've achieved at such a young age is truly a miracle. I think we would all be grateful if more ponies could learn your incredible healing skills. It would most certainly save a lot of lives."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345720

>>345714
I huff
"It is still a pirate ship after all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345722

>>345720
>>345716
"At least there's a little good in every bad, right? Your daughter could help ponies to further help ponies!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345723

>>345711
"Mister Doc Peg's a nice pony though!"
I frown.

>>345713
>>345716
"But… I'll just mess up. I can't teach! I don't know how…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345725

>>345723
I place a hoof on her head and give her a warm smile
"You may improvise then. I'm not expecting you to turn miss Rosemary into somepony as gifted as you, Summer. Would it truly hurt to try though?"

Tasia [Paladin] 345726

>>345713
…actually what did they do with the rest of the dragon?

Wf+6 345732

>>345726
If you went to the deck, you'd see that Smitts gutted it for gems in the stomach, the cut it off at the neck and let the body sink.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345734

>>345732
Are the ships still damaged by my explosions or did Chip fix them?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345735

>>345725
"…no. I don't think so, at least…"
I look over to Rosemary.
"Um, do you wanna start now miss Rosemary?"

Tasia [Paladin] 345738

>>345732
FUCK

ARE YOU SERIOUS

uh…. I-is there any left over parts of the dragon's hide laying about? or is the dragon sticking out of the water? I want those scales '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345739

>>345715
"You'll have to excuse my lack of trust for the time being."

>>345725
>>345735
I smile proudly at her
She's growing up so fast…

Felfire [Necromancer] 345740

>>345739
"It's cool. Want a suggestion? Honest one."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345741

>>345739
I grin and step a bit closer.
"Hey, uh… you trust Light Heart and Rosemary, right?"

Wf+6 345742

>>345735
"O– okay."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345746

>>345742
"Um, uh… what do you want me to teach you first then?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345747

>>345741
"Well… yes. I mean that's what this whole deal is about…"

Wf+6 345748

>>345738
There are still a bunch of scales on the head which is rigged to the boat.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345749

I go to Terrebonne's cabin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345750

>>345747
"So… why don't we let them study in peace then? Maybe we could have some grown-up talk in the meantime? Just the two of us?"

Wf+6 345752

>>345746
She looks really embarrassed.

"Uh…"

She leans down next to you. "I feel silly asking a filly for this but… you're so brave… I can't heal ponies under pressure like you can, all the time. And I saw you stabbing them with your horn. I have a gun, and I couldn't even shoot straight, I was shaking so hard!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345753

>>345735
I grin
"Excellent choice."

Wf+6 345754

>>345749
Miss Terrebonne isn't there. She must be out, working.

Her stuff is there, though.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345757

>>345750
I look at Summer and Rosemary, then sigh
"… Fine. But I still want to have Summer in sight."

Tasia [Paladin] 345759

>>345748
I'll probably get fucking shot at for that though.

'1d2'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 345761

>>345754
Oh well looks like there's nothing for me here. I should really get back to… That.
Go back to the cabin. I should probably ask Terre if I can use it that way.

Tasia [Paladin] 345763

>>345759
fuck it, those assholes left the best parts of the dragon to rot in the sea
"fucking dumbshits"
head back to Viscountess Nihil's room and stand watch. try to calmly get rid of this anger '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

345764

>>345754
I'm not touching any of that. If she taught Felfire that shadow thing then she probably knows other things as well, so I don't want her angry with me.

I go back to the deck and try to track her to her current location from there.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345765

>>345757
"Mhhhm… if you say so."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345766

>>345752
"Oh, um…"
I fold my ears back.
"The… the horn stabbing was because I- I was angry, miss Rosemary. I- I don't like doing it…"
I gulp.
"B- But! Um… for your little, um, problem… you just have to… think confident? I- I actually am very scared, but I always try to… put that scared-ness in a jar and put the lit on tight, because if I don't then ponies are going to get really hurt. Does that help any?"
Rolling for effectiveness? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 345767

>>345761
She's not in her cabin right now.

>>345764
You are a very good tracker. Hear her next door in Abilio's cabin.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345768

>>345765
Walk a distance away from them. Out of hearing range but still able to see Summer.

Wf+6 345769

>>345766
She looks more confused than helped.

"Maybe we should stick to medicine."

Wf+6 345772

>>345763
You get rid of most of it. You're a very disciplined pony.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345773

>>345767
Urgh.
If I see Seekkill, well, follow him.
If not, track her down.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345774

>>345768
Follow her, and talk with a grin.
"Sooo… Is it bad that I find it funny that Summer is pretty clueless?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345775

>>345769
"Sorry…"
I scratch the back of my head and try to teach her about medicine then. Maybe with a bit of confidence training too?
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345778

>>345774
I cross my hooves
"Don't underestimate her. She's a smart girl."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345779

>>345766
I suppose I ought to go check on Landgrave for more charisma talks

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345782

>>345778
"So when do you think she will realize that a mare can like a mare?"
I pause.
"Uh, not like that! I mean, I don't mean that she…"
Rolling not to sound too dumb.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345789

>>345782
"She's aware some ponies are attracted to the same gender. Or did you not notice the lack of response coming from her when Light Heart and Rosemary showed affection toward each other?"

Wf+6 345793

>>345775
Looks like she's doing much better following the medicine.

>>345779
He's in his lair.

>>345773
Presumably(?) Seekkill leads you to Abilio's room.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345794

>>345789
I nod.
"She's really mature for her age… still I'm pretty sure she'd freak out if I showed you some affection. Or you showed towards me."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345795

>>345793
Give his door a polite knock as per usual

Felfire [Necromancer] 345796

>>345793
Is the door open? I'd hate to intrude on them.
If not, knock.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345801

>>345794
I look away
"Yes. I think so too… it's been just the two of us together for the last 9 years after all…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345802

>>345793
I guess I continue with the teaching then!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345805

>>345793
>>345796
I wait and let Felfire do her thing.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345808

>>345801
I nod, but keep looking at her, without the usual smile though.
"Want to talk about it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 345809

>>345805
"You were looking for something in Terre's room, anyway?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345810

>>345808
I quietly walk past her, facing away from her and watching Summer work her magic. Staying quiet for a while, I eventually speak up
"… It's all my fault, you know."

Wf+6 345811

>>345805
>>345796
You're invited in.

Abilio looks at the two of you expectantly. "Yes?"

>>345795
"Yes, Miss Heart?"

>>345802
You're losing your audience as you start to digress about how one time you healed a butterfly…

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345813

>>345811
I try to right myself?
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 345815

>>345813
It was a really pretty butterfly.

Light Heart [Warlord] 345816

>>345811
"Landgrave, are you occupied per chance? If you have the time, I'd like to converse some more."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345817

>>345811
Point at Terrebonne.
"I kinda wanted to know if I could… yeah, use the cabine, tonight."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345818

>>345815
I- I can talk about other things too!
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345819

>>345810
I place a hoof on her back and caress it gently.
"Hey, hey now, don't say that… beating yourself up over something never helps…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345820

>>345811
"Looking Tear-eh-bon."
I look at her.
"Tear-eh-bon teach Com-yoon?"

Wf+6 345822

>>345816
"I am, rather. I need to file paperwork regarding the attack today. What was it about, Miss Heart?"

>>345817
Abilio and Terrebonne look a little distressed.

"You're not going to be letting this get in the way of your studies, are you?"

Terrebonne just looks a little uncomfortable. They're acting like you'd imagine the stuffy necromancer parents you never had would act.

Wf+6 345823

>>345818
You manage to bring it home with a story about how you fixed the hoof you turned when looking for that butterfly.

Wf+6 345824

>>345820
She nods, distractedly.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345825

>>345823
Uh, right!
So uh. Moral of the story? Something to send her off with?
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345826

>>345819
I tense up slightly and clench my jaw
"I wont deny the blame."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345827

>>345822
"Uh… No, of course not. I mean, I wouldn't even be able to do this was it not for the studies."
Look at them again, then sit.
"Is there something I should know about? Is it about the battle and the explosions? Because Sunnyskies already scolded me for that and I spent the after battle helping Chip fix!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345828

>>345826
I sigh, but keep caressing her back.
"I told you, I don't want to force you if it's something you don't want to share."

Wf+6 345829

>>345825
"The moral of the story is, butterflies look pretty but you have to be careful when you chase them!"

She looks a little confused, but you feel like you did a passable job.

>>345827
Terrebonne just remarks, "I'd prefer if ya didn't use my room."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345830

>>345829
Nod.
Let go of the shadow.
"Want me to move out?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345831

>>345829
I smile proudly at Rosemary.
"Any questions?"

Wf+6 345832

>>345831
"Uhh… No, I don't think so…"

>>345830
"You can stay if you want. We were just finished, I think."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345833

>>345828
I sigh
"It was a long time ago. I should have gotten over it by now… but… I guess haven't."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345834

>>345832
Droop my hears. "What… What is it, exactly? What did I do?
Is it because I didn't get the map on the first go? Or because I had a few problems with the scales? Or because I decided to keep the copper wings-"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345835

>>345833
"Don't let it consume you. I had a shit life as a kid, but I don't let that stop me from being as happy as I can be. I just try not to give a shit. I could cry for you, but that won't make my parents love me in the past or anything."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345836

>>345822
"I wont keep you then. It is nothing too urgent, we can discuss it at a later date. Apologies for the interruption."
I give him a curt nod and walk back over to where I left Rosemary

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345838

>>345832
"Okay!…"
I shuffle my hooves.
"Um, is there anything else you wanted me to teach you?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345839

>>345824
I sit down and wait for her to finish with Felfire.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345841

>>345835
"Your 'shit' life was not something you could blame yourself for. This is different. I and I alone am responsible."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345842

>>345841
I scoot closer to be next to her, still comforting her with a hoof.
"Tell me? Please? Let it out of your system?"

Wf+6 345845

>>345834
Abilio gives you an exhausted look.

"Terrebonne, will you take the gryphon and teach him about talking to the spirits?"

"Yes, capta'n."

Terrebonne leads Seekkill off, and the door closes.

Abilio addresses you. "I don't blame you for this. I don't expect you to learn about your second mate, even though she has extraordinarily allowed you to use her room instead of sharing the bunkhouse. It might behoove you, in the future, to consider asking about whether or not you can fuck the manifestations she taught you to create in private. Or did you not never bother to learn that the ewe that has stuck up for you to me on so many occasions comes from a culture that takes sex very seriously? The least you could do is let her sleep in her own room. She's your mentor, not your school roommate."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345847

Wf+6 345849

>>345838
She uneasily looks for something to do.

"Uh… uh… you had a board game back in Stonebriar, right?"

>>345839
She takes you into the other room.

"Cammuning is not hard. Ya seem ta have a talent for it already. Are ya ready ta learn?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345850

>>345842
I turn away my head from her
"I don't think… This really isn't the place to discuss it all…"

Wf+6 345851

>>345836
She's over with Summer.

Felfire [Necromancer] 345852

>>345845
Shrink back.
"But… She's so quiet. And… I didn't want to hurt her.
Then I learnt she made the Spark, she told me it was a shortcut, I could only think she had lost somepony close to her, and asking about her past suddenly was just something I couldn't do…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345856

>>345849
"Yes."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345857

>>345850
I pat her back
"Shhhh, it's okay… I just thought maybe you'd feel better if you don't have to carry the weight alone and everything…"
I sigh as well.
"…sorry for bringing it up."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345858

>>345849
"Huh?… Yeah, why?"

Wf+6 345860

>>345858
"Do you want to play? Err – where did you get it? Both?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345862

>>345849
>>345851
>>345858
"Hello you two. Done so quickly?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345867

>>345860
"A nice nurse from the… the… clinic in the poor district in the last city bought it for me."
I pause and furrow my brow.
"I hope she's okay…"
>>345862
"Oh. Hi miss Light Heart."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 345870

>>345857
I sigh once more
"It's fine. It's my own fault for still clinging onto this."

Light Heart [Warlord] 345873

>>345867
I smile and kneel down slightly
"How was your first teaching experience, miss Summer?"

Wf+6 345875

>>345852
"She did. They take one mate. That's all. If they die, they do not take another. If you want the rest of the story, maybe you should respect her enough to ask her yourself."

>>345856
"Then behold."

She pulls a corpse off of her bed and lies it in front of you, then feels about the area where your wing meets your back.

"Let me find ya Bethany Point…"

[1d10]

Roll #1 7 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345876

>>345873
"It… it was actually kinda fun."
I softly smile at her.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 345877

>>345870
"I don't want to sound like a jerk or anything… but nine years are a lot. Maybe it would do you good if you tried to move on?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 345879

>>345876
I pat her on the shoulder
"I knew you would find it satisfying. You ought to be very proud of yourself."

Felfire [Necromancer] 345880

>>345875
Nod.
"I feel so stupid… I care for Terrebonne. And she did something great for me."
Oh, I see how it is. My eyes are wet now.
"I should-"
And a voicecrack.
"I should leave. Maybe some cold wind will clear my mind."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 345881

>>345875
I hold still while she works.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 345883

>>345879
"I got a bit distracted though…"

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