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PirateQuest: Chapter 4.6: Endless Evil Wf+6 422498[Last 50 Posts]

Everyone is off doing their own thing.

This has more alternate plotlines than an episode of 24 crossed over with Game of Thrones.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422501

>>422498
I think I was talking to Smitts about work.

Chip(DD knight) 422502

>>422498
Go deeper into the tomb

Tony [Trickster] 422504

>>422498
Oh my what should I do?
Can I still learn a skill today?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422505

>>422498
And I was hobbling around looking for an officer. Or medic. I dumped Tela on deck of the Pillager's Fancy, so I suppose I'll start looking there. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422506

>>422498
I was sort of upset.
Fly over to Abilio's cabin and bang on the door!

Wf+6 422509

>>422501
"However… I was considering moving you up to third mate, if you think you're ready for it. It would be some real power."

>>422502
As you reach the bottom of the ladder, you find a dark passage, faintly lit by a glow from around the bend. The faint clink of metal making contact can be heard in the distance.

>>422504
You're at 1 point. You get 1 more in the morning.

>>422505
The most obvious option is Doc Peg's clinic, which is at the forecastle of the ship.

You stumble your way in and find him in the back, cleaning his equipment. He looks you over and gestures at the table in the center of the clinic.

>>422506
No response. Seems he's out.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422512

>>422509
I'll just slump on it.
"You wouldn't happen to know who I would go to to get an officer disciplined, would you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422513

>>422509
"Oh, you fucking bastards…"

Fine, I'll do this my own way.
Find that seapony. The one that faggot always hangs out with. Is she in the brig?

Light Heart [Warlord] 422514

>>422509
I'm a three skillpoints right now, right?
"Third mate? That… does sound very attractive, mister Smitts. What kind of added duties would this bring?"

Tony [Trickster] 422515

>>422509
Meh, I'll stay in this day for a little while more if possible.

Is that convention still going on?
And can I find it '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 422516

>>422513
The brig is empty. You do wonder where she has wandered off to.

>>422512
He raises a brow and makes an unintelligible gesture before picking up a jar and slathering it all over your wounds.

Immediately you start to feel numb there, which is good, because he sets about working the chunks of lead out with telekinesis.

>>422514
"Middle management, generally. Your most important duty will be voting at officers' moots. Obviously I expect your votes to fall in line with my own. In return, the perks of power, money, and of course… a private room to yourself."

>>422515
It's the middle of the night for you. The convention centers are closed for the day.

You wander through the entertainment district. Most everything is closed except brothels and casinos.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422517

>>422516
Fucking find her!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422518

>>422516
"I'll take that as a 'yes, but I don't really want to say at the moment.'"
I'll let the doc work for a bit.

Sateo [DD Monk] 422519

>>422516
Is the monk ready for testing or should I hold off on repeccing still
I was drinking some magic water to change my life.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422520

>>422516
"I see… I see… Why I must say this is quite the offer. I would be a mad pony to decline it."
I chuckle
"I graciously accept your generous offer."

Wf+6 422521

>>422517
Your search of the ships turn up fruitless.

Eventually you spot Summer and Spring enjoying the shallows of the beach. Mera is ferrying Summer around in the light waves.

>>422518
Removing the bullets is important, of course. Magic can heal wounds, but lead poisoning will kill you in days if the bullet itself isn't removed.

>>422519
It's ready. In fact, the Monk/Shaman multiclass is ready, and very interesting. Berserker.

>>422520
He nods and returns to admiring the dhow.

"As part of your station you're being transferred to the Sirocco. No doubt you were already seeking a transfer anyway, if you had ambitions for higher station."

Tony [Trickster] 422522

>>422521
I'll hit up the casinos then.
What's happening?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422523

>>422521
Well, I'll wait until he's finished then. Only an idiot rushes a doctor.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422524

>>422521
I raise a brow.
"I was not quite so pressed to transfer to another vessel, to be fair. But the Sirocco is a fine place, so I am pleased nonetheless. Thank you, commodore."

Wf+6 422525

>>422523
The bullets are removed and the flesh is quickly regenerated. It still feels oddly tingly from the numbness, but otherwise, you're fit as a fiddle. Or some kind of sea-related musical instrument.

Conch shell?

>>422522
Even the casinos are a bit slow this time of night. They're mostly filled with insomniacs playing cards and nice.

You enter a middle-class casino called The Warmonger's Warchest of War.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422526

>>422521
Fly over there.
"Hey there all. No time to chat."
Point at Mera.
"You, you are coming with me. I need you to do something for me. Now."
Motion her towards the parts where Curry threw the pistol.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422528

>>422525
"Thank you."
I'll move my legs a bit.
"Now, who would I go to see to have Emrille disciplined?"

Wf+6 422530

>>422524
"You'll find this benefits you in time. Nepotism between necromancers is traditional upon the Pillager's Fancy. You wouldn't find career success there."

>>422526
She raises a brow and does a half-barrel roll, transferring Summer to her back.

"I'm busy right now! Besides, I have to watch Summer while Curry is away."

>>422528
"Emrille disciplined? I see… Go to…"

He gestures vaguely at the door.

Sring Water [Doctor] 422531

>>422526
"What's wrong Emrille?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422533

>>422531
"Nothing to be too concerned about. Not for you, anyway."

>>422530
"Spring can watch her then. Please, just do what I say while I am asking nicely, will you? You can be back in five fucking minutes."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422535

>>422530
Me and Abilio were waiting on Ranger.
"So… About that one time… Sorry for rushing it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 422536

>>422530
"Ah… that does indeed confirm some of my suspicions, yes. Thank you, mister Smitts."
I turn to look at Rosemary and smile, then back to Smitts
"Now… is there anything you require me to do? It would be awfully rude of me to simply leave now."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422537

>>422530
"Someone else. Perhaps Abilio."
I'll walk off the tinglings in my knees for a moment.
"Thank you again, Doctor."
And then I'll make my way out the door.

Sring Water [Doctor] 422538

>>422533
I cock my head and give her a quizzical look.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422541

>>422538
"Nothing. Is. Wrong.
Just tell… what'shername.. Mera to cooperate, okay?"

Sring Water [Doctor] 422543

>>422541
"You look angry…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422546

>>422543
"I won't be once I'm done with this."

Sateo [DD Monk] 422547

>>422530
Well, I should fill up the bucket.

How is this?
animal mastery (2), Grounding strike (MC 2), Strances(1), Balance(2) =7

Spring Water [Doctor] 422550

>>422546
"If you say so… Just be careful, okay?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422554

>>422550
"Don't worry. I'll smoothen things out allright."

Wf+6 422556

>>422533
>>422541
Mera observes your discussion with Spring, still floating with Summer.

>>422535
He dispatches his Tartarians to circle the manor.

"Yes, it would seem that hindsight is telescopic. You seemed quite dazed after that incident. I don't think you fully understand the context of went wrong. For clarity, I'm not remarking on the mistake – I'm remarking on what happened after. Do you know why I had it sign that contract?"

>>422536
"No, I believe that will be all. Tomorrow we will have to be active about our recruitment efforts, as we'll be setting off at dawn the next day."

>>422537
"Abilio… perhaps someone else."

He nods as you leave.

>>422547
That's fine.

Tony [Trickster] 422558

>>422556
Go to the guys playing cards.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422559

>>422556
Well, first stop, Abilio's cabin.
Knock knock.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422560

>>422556
"Okay, move it, come on."
Fly over to the part of the sea where Curry threw the gun, and motion for her to follow.

Felfire [Necromancer] 422561

>>422556
"Let me guess.
A tartarian took residence inside me?"

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422564

>>422556
Well, I'll go bring this special water back to the deer now.

422566

>>422556
"I will leave you to your work then. Good day, mister Smitts."
I turn and leave him to his… stuff.
Now… I'm curious what the rest of the crew is up to. I'll walk back into Reptil and see if I can spot any of them.
NPC crew, not PC crew.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 422569

>>422558
The players have just started a game. There are four players, and each of them are dealt 13 cards.

They proceed in clockwise play, adding ante to the pot and playing a higher card. Certain circumstances cause the cards to 'clear', netting the pot.

>>422559
No response. It would seem he is out.

>>422560
Eventually she relents and drops off Summer with Spring before joining you.

"Alright, but let's be quick about it. What do you want?"

>>422561
"Yes… and they're notoriously difficult to dislodge in this kind of situation. Fortunately I managed to get it under contract while it was still weakened as a result of summoning sickness. Legalism is the bane of Tartarians. In their language, Tartarian, they cannot lie. Ponies can, which gives us a distinct advantage over them, and is the source of our control. After you had progressed further I had planned to attempt to remove it entirely. Perhaps tomorrow… the day is off."

>>422564
You return to the village grove. Some of the tree spirits trail after you on the path back. As the water sloshes about in the bucket, some of it springs over the sides, and the spirits lap it up from the dirt.

Back in the village, the regal Supreme Steward remains at the center of attention, being attended to by the other deer.

>>422566
You catch sight of the jenny who took charge of the freed prisoner pirates heading into an upper-class drinking establishment.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422570

>>422569
I slowly approach the Sumpreme Steward, placing the bucket at his feet.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422571

>>422569
Oh well. Next, I suppose, we'll give… Terrebonne a shot. She seems in the know about things.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422572

>>422569
Upper-class? Female pirate?
That alone is enough to grab my attention. Follow her in.
The amusing thought of getting Rosemary completely drunk will probably float around my mind as well.

Felfire [Necromancer] 422573

>>422569
Smile a bit.
"Now I'm curious. What did you tell him?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422574

>>422571
I'll knock at her door before I make a fool of myself and enter blindly.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422575

>>422569
Float above the water somewhere above the docks we were at.
"Go duck under the water, and use your fishy skills and whatnot to look for my gun. Don't ask how it got there, it would be better for you. Now hurry up before it gets too damaged!"
Point at the water.

Chip(DD knight) 422576

>>422509
>.
Follow the sound and carefully approach the sound while keeping hiden

Tony [Trickster] 422580

>>422569
I ask the dealer how this game works.

Wf+6 422591

>>422570
The Supreme Steward doesn't move to acknowledge your presence, but the other deer around him give a short bow and thank you for your service.

As you retreat from the 'throne' – well, there's no seat at all, but you get the distinct feeling of a throne from the place he's standing – the first deer you spoke to returns to speak once again, and the Supreme Steward begins to sip from the bucket.

"Did you have a vision?"

>>422571
>>422574
Terrebonne is the only officer with a reliably open door. You knock anyway, but she's just in the back working at a table.

"Come in."

>>422572
Fortunately, both you and your retinue are dressed well. Skylight's temple robes are quite formal, Rosemary is still in a pressed uniform, and Onik is wearing a nice cotton button-up shirt with a light jacket. You have no trouble getting past the bouncer. You do wonder if it would have been as easy with Weeping Sitar, Mocking Wark, or Stein.

The jenny heads to the back and joins a table with a griffon – another freed prisoner – and Thirsty Umlock and Lieutenant Sunnyskies.

>>422573
"Mostly needless legal jargon to press it into signing quickly without thought. It probably wouldn't have worked if the consequences of signing were more severe, like banishment. Cease and desist orders are relatively common in Haagenti's Tartarian bureaucracy. This is more of a trade trick than something you'd find in a necromantic tome. Call it practice and experience."

>>422575
She ducks under the waves. '1d10'

>>422576
You creep along the corner until you finally see a figure hunched over an anvil, slamming it with a hammer repeatedly.

>>422580
"Singles on singles, doubles on doubles, triples on triples. Quads auto-clear. Twos auto-clear. Aces high. First game, three of spades start, King from there on out. Must play higher than previous card. Easy enough?"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422593

>>422591
"Miss Terrebonne, I don't suppose you would know whom I should see about getting an officer disciplined, would you?"

Wf+6 422594

>>422591
>>422575
"The water is about eighty feet deep here. You shouldn't have thrown your gun in the water. I might be able to find it, but it would take too much time. I have to watch Summer."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422595

>>422591
"Experience with Tartarians or as an accountant?"
Lie on the floor, relaxing.
"Some secret past life?"
Giggle a bit.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422596

>>422594
"I didn't throw it in. And you will find that gun, unless you want Curry to suffer some repecussions. Like losing his horn. I am not fucking joking here. Spring is her fucking mother, she can watch over her while you do this."

Light Heart [Warlord] 422600

>>422591
Oh boy, those two…
No matter. Keep smiling and approach the table.
"A good day to you all. Would any of you mind if I joined you for a while? I could not help but notice you sitting here."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422601

>>422591
"I believe so, I spoke to a boar, and he told me I could change like the water. " I smile. "I feel different."

Tony [Trickster] 422602

>>422591
Fine. Deal me.

Chip(DD knight) 422604

>>422509
follow the sound and try to see whats ahead
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 422608

>>422602
Actually scrap that.
I'm too busy with MH now.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422615

"With all the crew I ran into in port, you'd think this is the first time they got shore leave since the beginning of time. Well, an old horse like me has to make his preparations to depart, so let's find out where I'll be sleeping here on the ship and check on the cook. Have to make sure he knows what he's doing."

Wf+6 422621

>>422593
She waves a hoof. "I dun concern maself wit such tings. Speak ta one udda captins or Smitts."

>>422595
"You may find they are one in the same. At best, Tartarians are lawyers. At worst, they're lawyers that only know how to eat flesh."

>>422596
She sticks her tongue out at you and flits back over to Summer. "Threaten somepony else. I'm only going to help you if Curry comes back. And then you have to apologize for threatening him! That wasn't very nice, Miss Emrille."

>>422600
"Den lösa en är tillbaka."
"Jag har ögon. Vad vill hon?"
"Hon vill sitta med oss."
"Säg att hon kan om hon låter mig rida henne medan vi väntar för drycker."
"Du skulle bryta hennes! Hon ser bräcklig."
"Ja, ja. Kanske hon kan bara sitta under bordet och slicka mig."
"För en så stolt av hans blod, ni verkar vara bra med späda den någonstans."
"Vi inte kan korsa. Det är säkert."
"Är du säker?"
"Jag är."
"Jag låter henne sitta."
"Så är det."

"Come, join us!"
The Jenny remarks, "She would have anyway."

>>422601
He nods. "Yes… The East Wind. He is wise, but perhaps the boldest of the spirits of the spring. It is not surprising that you encountered the East Wind."

>>422615
The Eagle's Roost has a large galley and dining hall, an uncommon feature on a ship. However, it does not appear to be staffed. In all likelihood, the previous cook has not yet been replaced.

Wf+6 422623

>>422604

You creep along the corner until you finally see a figure hunched over an anvil, slamming it with a hammer repeatedly.

Chip(DD knight) 422626

>>422623
Approach the 'thing' carefully and see whats he is hammering.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422627

>>422621
Fly just above the water and in front of him.
"Do I look like I am fucking joking?! That gun is worth more than his very life. So unless I get it back, I might just take it. Don't make me do something we will all regret."

Light Heart [Warlord] 422628

>>422621
"Please."
I sit down
"I would not dare to intrude on anypony, miss…? I believe we met back in Autumnsreach, but I did not quite catch your name."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422630

>>422621
I'll nod.
"My apologies for bothering you, then. I had thought to go to Master Abilio first, but it seems he's out. And I sincerely doubt one of the other captains would be as sympathetic to my case. So that would leave Commodore Smitts, but… well, I don't think he's much vested in my welfare."
I'll start to leave.
"Thank you anyway, miss Terrebonne."
And I guess I'll head to… hmm. Well, I guess Smitts. He's somewhere on the docks, right? '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422633

>>422621
"so, ye has seen him before?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 422635

>>422621
"…"
Sigh again.
"Could have used them in the past. Right now… Not so sure.
But hey, at least I've got yet another way to keep ponies away now!"
Smile brightly, then go serious with a smirk on my face.
"No, I'm not talking for real. It's just a joke."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422636

>>422627
In front of her*

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422637

>>422621
Inspect the kitchen and ask what happened to the previous cook. Is there any help staff to ask?

Wf+6 422647

>>422627
She picks Summer back up and drifts over to Spring Water before cheerfully remarking,

"Luna protects us. I'm not worried."

>>422628
Sunnyskies cuts her off. "That's just Forever September. Don't be put off, she's always like that."

She sighs and remarks, "Yes, and you're always like THAT."

He gives a hearty laugh. "What do you have to complain about? Your promotion has put you well off."

The griffon at the table remarks, "Yes, September. Your cynicism will bite you one of these days. Fortune favors the bold."

Sunnyskies, "Though in this case, the bitter!"

September rolls her eyes.

>>422630
He's admiring the new dhow from aboard the new dhow.

>>422633
"Yes… the Wind spirits are local to this area and will speak to us. However, only the Supreme Steward can speak with Mother Nature herself."

>>422635
"Why do you so doggedly pursue my training, then?"

>>422637
The ship is generally abandoned right now, but you eventually find a menial.

"Yarr. This ship be recently recovered from the thievin' mitts of them Autumnsreach ponies. Most of the crew be lost. Only some seventeen could be saved, and the cook weren't be one of them. Yarr."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422650

>>422647
Fly over there again.
"Fucking please? How fucking hard would it be for you? You are a seapony! Don't play me like this! I even fucking let you off the hook and considered your dept paid! Is this how you fucking show gratitude?!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422651

>>422647
Well, up I go, then. With my plant.
"Alright, plant, you were there and you can tell Commodore Smitts what happened far better than I can."
Does it understand, I wonder? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 422652

>>422647
"Because you might be gone any minute now! And I need it! I must know everything because…"
Look down, angry.
"Becuase otherwise I won't be any good at protecting myself."

Light Heart [Warlord] 422655

>>422647
"Forever September… what an interesting name indeed."
My followers can order a round of drinks for themselves if they want.
"Which rank do you currently hold, miss September?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422660

>>422647
"Well then, I hope they don't mind if I volunteer for the position. I've been on ships and abroad most of my life and I've come to appreciate the value of a good meal. What provisions have been brought on board?"

"Oh, has the General been on deck today? I'd like to talk to him if he's available."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422661

>>422647
"It must be nice to have such support." I look a little sad "I'll be off now, thank ye for letting me see ye home."

Wf+6 422665

>>422650
She boops you on the nose. "Okay, little one. You just had to ask nicely. Stay with Spring Water so you don't get lost and I'll find your toy."

>>422651
You think you are feeling a response from it…

You must be nearing success on your meditations.

>>422652
He sighs. "Felfire, the best way to protect yourself is to take things slow and make the proper precautions. My master once said, 'He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.' You see, that's what we're doing here, waiting for Ranger."

His statement is punctuated by a gunshot.

"It seems our wait is over, too."

>>422655
"Captain. So about a week until I'm assassinated in this fleet."

Sunnyskies relays it and Umlock bursts out laughing.

Even the griffon seems amused. "Heavy is the head that wears the crown, Captain September."

>>422660
"Yarr. The general be out with the captain of the vessel and a couple other fleet officers. They've headed to the Warmonger's Warchest of War. Yarr."

>>422661
He nods. "Keep an eye out for our lost tribe member. May enlightenment follow you."

Chip(DD knight) 422666

Wf+6 422667

>>422626
You approach and realize that it's not a pony at all. It's some sort of pulley system wired up to a series of mechanisms to make it look like a pony pounding an anvil.

A grate slams shut behind you, trapping you in the room.

"Why have you come here?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422668

>>422665
Well, that's encouraging. Up we go, to see Commodore Smitts.
Clearing my throat slightly as I get near him, I'll speak.
"Commodore?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422669

>>422665
Grit my teeth.
"Right, right, just hurry up before the saltwater fucks it up, will you?"
Speak in a mocking tone.
"Thank you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422673

>>422665
"I had to wait a lot, Abilio…"
Stand up and go look out of a window in the direction of the gunshot.

Chip(DD knight) 422675

>>422667
Look around and see where the voice is.

"Honestly, I am trying to recruit shipbuilder and repairers to work in our ship at sea but now, I am seeking whats the mystery of Steel Striekr

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422676

>>422665
I smile at him and head to reptile. I should probably look in on one of the others. '1d10' to locate a pirate from our PC crew.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 422678

>>422665
I chuckle
"Please, there is no need to be so dramatic. All one needs to do is take certain… precautions to prevent unfortunate accidents."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422680

>>422665
"I have already walked the majority of Reptil for today, I should stay on board or the ship will leave without me. Any other officers or crew available? I'd like to know what kind of staff we'll be having aboard."

Wf+6 422683

>>422668
"Ah. The wayward unicorn returns."

He surveys you a moment. "But you haven't finished learning how to speak to that plant. So I wonder why you approach?"

>>422669
After about fourteen minutes, she surfaces with your pistol and fins it back to shore with a few powerful strokes.

She frowns. "That took a little longer than I would have liked. It was half-buried."

The gun looks fine, if waterlogged.

>>422673
Abilio joins you at the window. The two of you survey the battle taking place below.

A whirling dervish of a figure seems to be alternating between gun blasts and slashing at the Tartarians. When cornered, it deftly leaps up into trees and traverses from one to the next in a single bound before leaping down elsewhere. Fast.

>>422675
"Why do you want to find Steel Striker?"

>>422676
You run into Emrille at the shore. She's with Mera, Spring Water, and Summer Seas.

>>422678
She shrugs. "No use. If someone really wanted to kill you, they could kill you. Just most of the time they're too concerned about their own skin to do it. Only solution is to be better than them."

>>422680
"Yarr. This ship ain't be leavin' fer another day. Most of the crew are in the city, but Doc Peg and Miss Terrebonne be in their offices, and Al-Jinn is on watch. Yarr. The Fleetmaster is on the new dhow, too, Yarr."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422685

>>422683
"I am making progress, though, Commodore."
I'll nod slightly to the plant.
"And I've come to you because Master Abilio is out, and I don't think any of the other captains would much care for my complaint. It's about Emrille."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422686

>>422683
I wave at them "Ahoy mates, having a bit o' a swim?"

422687

>>422683
Raise his shadow from here.

Roll #1 8 = 8

422688

>>422687
And if I can, have said shadow trample him down.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422689

>>422683
Pour the water out of the barrel, flick the cylinder open too and all in all, try to get as much water out from it as possible, then load in a bullet and fire at the sky to see if it still works.
'1d10'

>>422686
"No."

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 422691

>>422683
"Indeed. Although I was not talking about life on the fleet alone."
I wave a hoof dismissively
"Nevermind that line of thought. Which ship will you be commandeering?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422696

>>422683
"Thank you for the information. If I'm allowed to work the kitchens let me know what you'd like and I'll try my best to provide."

Let's go talk with Al-Jinn first.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422697

>>422689
I frown seeing her upset at the pistol. "Oh.."

Chip(DD knight) 422699

>>422683
I scratch my head.
"The honest truth? "I was curious… and bored."

"But now, I am intrigued to know the riddle of Steel. Thats why I am here, to know and to learn."

Wf+6 422701

>>422685
He puts a hoof to the bridge of his nose.

"Give me that Sunweed."

>>422688
Raise Dead isn't instant, so you use the other shadow you already had raised.

It charges at him and he blasts it apart in a single shot. Your shadow is closed.

>>422689
It works perfectly. It is a fine instrument, clearly made with care and excellent materials.

>>422691
"The Eagle's Roost. General Movp is my second mate."

The griffon nods politely.

>>422699
"So you come for the sake of industry? For creativity and creation? For design and freedom? For innovation?"

Wf+6 422702

>>422696
Al-Jinn is on the main deck of the Sirocco.

He acknowledges you as you approach.

"More questions?"

422703

>>422701
I'd have never used my own shadow for this, just waited the turn.
So this turn use the shadow of him I raised to trample him.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422704

>>422701
I'll hoof over the plant.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422705

>>422701
Grin with relief and kiss the pistol.
"I love you baby, I won't ever let you get hurt again."

>>422697
"Yeah, yeah, I gotta' go stuff now. Be nice now, okay?"

Back to the ships.
Let's see if I can find Curry.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 422706

>>422701
I give him a polite nod back
"A pleasure, general."
Then turn back to September
"I must say I am surprised to hear this, I would have expected mister Smitts to turn the Eagle's Roost into his flagship."

Chip(DD knight) 422707

>>422701
"You could say that, now you got my attention." I smile.

"Who are you?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422709

>>422702
"Of course. That and an idle curiosity and an old sense of duty to introduce myself to superior officers. If you have the time, tell me about what led you to come aboard this vessel."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422724

>>422705
I blink a bit and look at Spring, Summer, and Mera. "back to the ship then?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 422727

>>422724
Sol isn't here
"We were actually enjoying the beach…"

Wf+6 422731

>>422703
It was a critfail, anyway.

Your remaining shadow charges him and manages to force him to give up ground and continue his fighting retreat.

>>422704
He pauses a moment.

"Mmmm… Why can't the two of you cease being a thorn in my side?"

>>422705
You can usually find other people with exceptions (hiding, they're in a different zone).

He's with Smitts. You arrive in time to hear: "Mmmm… Why can't the two of you cease being a thorn in my side?"

>>422706
She gives an unenthusiastic look. "He did. Unlike Commodore Tallow who held the title of Captain of Darklantern directly, Smitts prefers to hold only the Commodore – and currently the interim Captain of the Hourglass title in his demesne, though he'll likely award the latter as well. He has taken an office on the Eagle's Roost."

>>422707
The chamber suddenly fills with light, and a large earth pony perched up on a ledge above is visible. He has a powerful, jutting jaw and a muscular figure.

"I am Steel Striker."

>>422709
"I was captured by Equestrian privateers and subsequently imprisoned. When the fleet freed me, I took up the duty of freeing any other unjustly imprisoned warriors from any port I found."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422732

>>422731
If only necromancers had a dark bolt or something.
Raise skeletal hooves to keep him pinned.
'1d10'
And the shadow does too.
'1d10'

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

Chip(DD knight) 422733

>>422731
Whoa…..
…. bow my head.
"I am here to learn whats needed to be learnt. My name is Chip, a shipbuilder and repairer. I am at your disposal."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422735

>>422731
I land in front of them.
"It was a joke, not a dick. I don't know why he took it so hard."
Smirk.
"It's okay though, it's okay. Like water under the bridge. Wouldn't want ponies to think I don't have a good heart. Forgiveness and all that shit."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422738

>>422731
"You do have my apologies, Commodore, but in my defense, she did start it. I simply tried to finish it, which ended up with taking her gun and hurling it into the sea after she shot my kneecaps. I did try to keep my temper."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422739

>>422727
"Okay, have fun ponies." I say and leave to the ship. Maybe some of the others will be there.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422740

>>422735
"You threatened to rape and kill my sister. That is by no means a joke to me."

Light Heart [Warlord] 422741

>>422731
"I see… I am not quite sure why he would do such a thing, but I know better than to question it."
I at the others attending the table
"Now… I was wondering if there was any work that needs to be done in Reptil."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422743

>>422738
"I could have aimed for your head."

>>422740
Flutter on his back.
"Tela doesn't mind all that. I can't help it if those type of jokes trample in your rosegarden of a little heart. Weren't you the one telling me to grow thicker skin, huh? Do I need to lecture you?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422746

>>422743
"Please get off my back."
I'll frown at her.
"Is this really any way for an officer to act, Emrille? You're like a child in dire need of disciplining."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422747

>>422731
"Hard to believe someone like you could be held down at all. And freeing the unjustly imprisoned, must be nice having such an oath to keep you going. I must look like a sloth in comparison."

"If we have the time, I'd like to talk some more, but for now, I should meet the remaining officers. What can you tell me about Miss Terrebonne and do you know where she is presently?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422749

>>422746
Flutter off his back and land in front again.
"Just giving you some advice. I'll give you one more a bit later, just between the two of us."
Wink at him.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422751

>>422749
"I see you've recovered your pistol. I thought I'd thrown it farther."

Wf+6 422755

>>422732
A skeleton pulls itself out of the bog.

The shadow forces him to retreat further, leaping back into the trees.

>>422733
"Yes… as they all are. However, my fight is for freedom. That's why they fear me. They fear the power that one man can wield by using his mind. Imagination and strength are deadly powerful together. But perhaps you can aid the good fight. Even now my enemies mass at town hall. If you can eliminate the pegasus known as Russo – the politician at town hall that wants to stop me – I can leave my sanctuary, and you will be rewarded."

>>422739
Most everyone is far away… You do see Friesian Cross speaking with Al-Jinn on the ships.

>>422741
"We're mostly in town at this point to sell our loot and recruit more crew members. That's our primary goal."

>>422747
"She is likely in her quarters. However, she does not like most ponies, so be very polite if you speak to her. It may be up to her to bring you back to life."

>>422749
>>422751
"Enough of this. I run a fleet, not a circus. I'm done conducting arbitration that only interferes with more important affairs. I don't have time for either of you. Stop speaking to one another entirely. Permanently."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422757

>>422755
I'll nod to the Commodore.
"Delightedly."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422758

>>422755
Aw come on!
Can them both gang up and immobilize him, finally?
'2d10'

Roll #1 10, 9 = 19

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422759

>>422755
"Don't worry, I learned the lessons out of this."
Take a pause.
"I needed to see you on business matters though."

>>422757
"I'd like a friendly word or two after this though. Just to smoothen things out between us. No harm no foul."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422760

>>422755
"I don't intend to need her services anytime soon, but my sense of duty requires an introduction. We should talk again, I'd love to hear of your exploits."

Tip my hat and head towards Miss Terrebonne.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422762

>>422755
"I will certainly keep that in mind."
I stand up from my seat.
"For the time being, I will not waste any more of your time. A good day to you all."
I leave them be and go back outside. Drunk Rosemary will have to happen some other time.
Now where could I go next…
"Miss Rosemary, any suggestions on our next course of action?"

Wf+6 422763

>>422759
"No, no friendly words. No words at all. I'm not having this discussion again. Don't talk to each other. Period. Ever. Is that clear?"

>>422758
It would seem so, now. The shadow tackles him and the skeleton beats on him.

Abilio nods in approval. "Good control, there."

>>422760
Terrebonne is in her room, tinkering with something at a table.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422765

>>422755
Go over and talk to them "Ahoy, spare ye a moment?" I lean in close "I've heard tale of a talented deer in port here, but I need some help tracking him down."

Wf+6 422766

>>422762
"We haven't gone shopping yet. Other than that, it has been a pretty full day."

Chip(DD knight) 422767

>>422755
"Who is Russo? What has he done to you and in what way should I eliminate him?:

422768

>>422766
"We could go shop, yes."
Hmm… is there a gunsmith in the area? Maybe I'll want to upgrade my pistols…

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 422769

>>422763
"Just as you told me. All I needed to do was relax."
Try to smile in a non-creepy way.
'1d10'
"We do the talking or tartarians will?"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422770

>>422763
I'll just wait for a minute or two longer to see if I get that plant back. I felt like we were really connecting.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422771

>>422763
Wait for a moment to see if she stops. If not, lightly tap on a door or wall. When I have her attention, proceed to introduce myself as one of the newer officers on the ship.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422774

>>422763
"You won't need to."
Stand as tall as I can in filly form.
"I am a responsible adult and an officer, and from now on, I will handle this matter more professionally. You will not have to have this discussion again.
…now, as I was saying, I encountered something rather interesting in Reptil."

Wf+6 422784

>>422767
"I just told you. He's a politician that opposes me. He's probably at the town hall campaigning against me even now."

>>422771
see >>422767
Also: "Come in."

>>422768
There was a gun shop in the wharf district. There's also Stein.

>>422769
It's still pretty creepy, ugly face.

"I thought you merely needed to retrieve something."

>>422770
He passes you the plant back and dismisses you.

>>422774
"Very well, go on."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422786

>>422784
"Faster to ask than to guess where he hides it."
Let's go over to him.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422788

>>422784
And away I go. Should probably check on Tela, since I sorta left her at the top of the gangplank to the Pillager's Fancy. Wonder if she's still out cold?

Wf+6 422789

>>422786
'1d10'

"Very well."

You both head outside.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 422790

>>422784
Ooooh, Stein… Yes, maybe I'll just ask him. But he's probably busy packing right now. Later then.
I can't go back to Vivid Eclipse before we confirm our destination either.
Instead… let's go check out that cabin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422792

>>422784
"I happened upon a gun convention, and met a stallion who had a really amazing type of gun. It was a pistol, but not like any other. It could fire five times before needing to reload it! It was quick as fuck, and he said he had the same idea with rifles too, called repeaters!
I'm going to go back tomorrow and get one of myself, but I was thinking… Light Heart got that crazy smith with the gadgets and whatnot, right? What if I tried to convince him to come with us, so not only would we get a gun not who can shoot well, we could try and make more of those guns for the crew. That would put us at an advantage against whatever guards we come across, wouldn't it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 422793

>>422789
What condition is he in?
"We don't give a crap about all the operation you have set up here.
Give us the book I need and we'll be gone."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422796

>>422784
Did you mean to link me to Sateo here: >>422739 ?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422797

>>422792
and try to get one for myself*

Wf+6 422800

>>422789
He stays down as you approach.

>>422788
Who knows? Tela doesn't want to play right now, so it would be a good guess to say 'yes'.

>>422790
It's a stately place like the ship it is a part of. While it is largely bare, it is made of a pale, pleasant wood that compliments the light streaming in from the window. The only furniture is a large Royal Assassin-size bed (good for orgies, if that's your thing). There is also room for other stuff here, such as beds for minions if you don't want them sharing yours, or other furniture.

Rosemary looks pleased. "It'll be nice to have some privacy. That is– you're going to let me stay with you, right?"

>>422792
"Mister Stein has already joined us aboard the fleet. However, having more marksponies wouldn't hurt. We're here to recruit crewmembers."

>>422793
He spits at you.

"You're going to have to be more specific. Even in that house there were many books that I have looted."

'1d10'

>>422796
Yes. Sateo sought you out for help.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 422801

>>422784
I scratch my head for a moment, stand up and bow before heading out.

Find this Russo in the townhall.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 422802

>>422800
He stays down… for now.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422803

>>422784
I guess everyone is too busy to notice a little dog. I'll go look for the deer with out them. At least Cheese can help me, Can't ya, bucko? We'll find that thar deer and recruit em'

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422804

>>422800
Nod.
"I will offer anypony willing a job opening when I get back then. What else do we need?"

Wf+6 422805

>>422801
It's a long hike back up the tunnels and out from under the statue. You remember that it's night and town hall is likely locked. He might be staying over night, or at his home. It might be best to wait until tomorrow, but you can still try tonight if you prefer.

>>422803
A deer shouldn't be too hard to find. They are not common.

Felfire [Necromancer] 422806

>>422800
>>422802
"The diary.
Just tell us where you keep them."
Shadow and Skelly, do your job.
'2d10'

Roll #1 10, 10 = 20

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422807

>>422800
Well, then I guess I'll make certain she's out of traffic, so no one kicks her, and then head down to the docks again. Maybe the beach? Let's go to the beach.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 422808

>>422800
Seeing as how Sateo and I missed our chance at meeting, can I introduce myself to Miss Terrebonne?

422809

>>422805
and on a deer hunt I went. Check where a smith might be.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 422810

>>422800
Furniture… I'll need extra beds and whatnot.
I chuckle and look at her
"I'm not quite so sure, miss Rosemary… Should I?"

Chip(DD knight) 422811

>>422805
The steel guy is fishy… but we will see.
Go back to the ship and see who are there. Perhaps meet Movp or Nurse Heart?

Wf+6 422815

>>422804
"Mostly logistical work. Selling off loot and acquiring arms, food, alcohol, et cetera. Mister Abilio is taking care of that in conjunction with Miss Topaz. In the mean time, the main priority is recruiting members for the fleet."

>>422806
They keep him firmly pinned and slap him around a bit.

"Diary? I don't know about any diary. Unless you mean that encoded rag that was in the hidden chamber. I threw it down the dry well. It's incomprehensible! Now let me go."

>>422809
There are a number of smith shops in the wharf district alone. You remember searching them before looking for a magnet. There are a good seven shops here. You duck in the first couple and find no deer.

>>422810
She nuzzles up to you. "Come ooooon."

Onik gives a characteristic blank expression, and Skylight raises a brow.

>>422811
It's quite late at night. Most everyone is back, but they'll generally be sleeping. Who will you go see? Movp or Nurse Heart?

Wf+6 422816

>>422808
She said come in.

>>422807
You're on the beach. Summer, Spring Water, and Mera are here.

Felfire [Necromancer] 422817

>>422815
"Once we are done."
Let's go to the dry well.
Turn to Abilio.
"My shadow is closed. Can any of your tartarians make the trip?"

Chip(DD knight) 422818

>>422815
'1d2'

Roll #1 1 = 1

422819

>>422815
keep looking.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 422820

>>422818
Movp it is.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422821

>>422815
"I suppose I could showcase my endless generosity once more."
I look at the other two
"What of you? You are of course free to stay here if you wish. I will need to add additional furniture to make things easier, but for the time being this must do."

Wf+6 422822

>>422817
"Yes."

He raises an additional two Tartarians to replace the ones defeated by Ranger, and they go down the well. They return with a thick tome later.

'1d10'

>>422819
Searching the remaining five, you find no deer in any of them. Perhaps in a different district.

>>422818
>>422820
You head to General Movp's cabin and knock.

After a moment, he replies with a tired. "Come back later. My head is pounding."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 422823

>>422822
And with that, Ranger is up and away. He disappears into the treeline.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422824

>>422815
"I'll keep my eyes open for anypony who'd join then."
Do a little salute.
"Is that all?"

Chip(DD knight) 422825

>>422822
I just smile at this.
Go and find Nurse Heart instead.

Friesian Cross 422827

>>422816
Give a tip of my hat
"Greetings, I'm Friesian Cross, recently appointed Officer to this vessel. I'm just making my rounds introducing myself."

"If you don't mind me asking, I noticed you were working on something. Can I ask what it was?"

422828

>>422822
Not here.. but they said he was working with metal.. check the entertainment district.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 422830

>>422823
Good for him.
Is this the diary I came here for?
"I guess we are done here.
Thanks for your help. Wouldn't have made it otherwise."
Look around.
"Want to leave now or take a stroll?"

Wf+6 422835

>>422821
Skylight remarks, "I'd prefer to stay with my brother."

Onik shrugs. "Beats the deck."

>>422824
"That will be all. Good hunting."

>>422825
She's in your bunk, curled up asleep.

>>422827
She turns and frowns at you. "Nah. It's naught really a ting fer you."

>>422828
The entertainment district has no 'real' smithing shops at all, but you look around anyway. You don't have any luck picking through the crowds.

>>422830
It would seem so. He nods.

"When you're prepared to return, we should. I have to finish my paperwork."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422837

>>422835
"See you around!"
Smirk again.
That went well!

Now quickly fly up and look for Curry.

Chip(DD knight) 422840

>>422835
Shake her lightly to wake her up.
"So hows your day?" I beamed.

Wf+6 422844

>>422837
He's chillin' with SS&M on the beach.

>>422840
She stirs. "I missed you.~"

Light Heart [Warlord] 422845

>>422835
"Of course, that is most understandable, miss Skylight. I do hope the brig is not too uncomfortable. You are dismissed for the time being."
Then turn to Onik
"I hope you are not too concerned with a crowded bed, mister Onik?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 422846

>>422835
"Yeah, let's move then. There's nothing for me in this town."

422847

>>422835
any ideas little guy? Maybe there is a sign or something with a deer on it?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422848

>>422844
Land on the back of Curry then.
"I'm gonna' have to borrow you for a bit. Have a bit of business talk. Don't worry, I won't bite.
Chop Chop."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422851

>>422848
I'll ignore her for a minute.
"Mera, could you remind Emrille that Commodore Smitts ordered we not speak to each other? Though I suppose writing isn't exactly speaking, so that may be a loophole."

Friesian Cross 422853

>>422835
"Well then, far be it for a thoroughbred like myself to pry into a lady's business. If you have need of me, all you must do is ask."

If she doesn't need me, let's go meet the Officer in charge at the moment before going after Doc Peg.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422855

>>422851
"You didn't stick around long enough it seems. Now come on, stop being a kid. You'll like what I will want to say anyway."

Chip(DD knight) 422858

>>422844
Jump in the bunk and cuddle with her.
"I miss you too little thing. So how is your training with the good doctor?"
With that my hand explored her.

Wf+6 422859

>>422845
"It doesn't bother me, but I get up early to practice with my guns. Hopefully that's not a problem. I'd also like to house my bike in the corner."

The pegasus opens his jacket, revealing at least two pistols, and no less than five knives.

>>422846
He opens a portal. Time for the long trek back to Reptil. Even though traveling through the Tartarian realm shortens distances considerably, you're still about five hundred leagues away.

>>422847
I would go where the makers meet.

There are no deer signs.

>>422851
>>422855
Mera speaks up, "Emrille, Commodore Smitts ordered you to not speak to him."

>>422853
Captain Abilio doesn't respond at his cabin. He must be out.

Spring Water [Doctor] 422860

>>422851
>>422855
I frown
"What are you two on about now…?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422863

>>422860
"Nothing you should be concerned about. Carry on."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422864

>>422860
"There was a rather… heated disagreement between us and it ended with me throwing her gun into the ocean."

Wf+6 422865

>>422858
"About the same… there were no patients today while I was there."

You slowly caress her teats as you spoon her, playfully sliding your paw closer to her nethers, sending shivers though her body.

422866

>>422859
good thinking, I head over to the market place. it can't be hard to find him..

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 422869

>>422859
I raise a brow at that
"Most impressive. And of course, that is no problem."
I look at the pistols.
"Interesting…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 422870

>>422859
"Is this hard to control? The portal, I mean."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422872

>>422864
"It's all good now though. So come on, don't keep a lady waiting."

Spring Water [Doctor] 422875

>>422863
>>422864
I sigh and facehoof
"Really, you two?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422878

>>422875
"Good thing we had Mera around, huh?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422880

>>422875
I'll nod.
"Afraid so. And I was having such a lovely drink with Tela and Tony before it happened, too. Poor mare's unconscious on the deck of the Pillager's Fancy now, though."
>>422878
I'll just flick my ear at that.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422883

>>422880
"She had a bit too much, if you ask me."
Tap his back.
"Now, if you'd be so kind. It won't take long."

Friesian Cross 422884

>>422859
Let's visit the Doctor then. It's good to know the one who will patch us up if anything happens.

Chip(DD knight) 422885

>>422865
Hold her in place and position my rod at her.
"I see, say I will become third mate of the… whats the name of that ship again. Ah damn, but my rank has increased." I smile at her.

J.. jam it in?
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 422886

>>422866
The mercantile district has far more shops than the wharf district did. In smithing shops alone, there are some twenty or thirty as far as you can see. Probably more.

>>422870
"Hard to learn and master. Trivial to cast. Well, trivial to cast, difficult to cast in a way that creates the portals exactly where you want them."

>>422884
His clinic is open. He's busy tending to a leech tank in the rear of the office.

422887

>>422886
Well, time to check around, keep my ears and eyes open for anything pointing to a deer.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 422888

>>422885
"Mmm… that's good for you, but I don't get about anything but – AH…"

She seizes a moment in response to you inserting yourself.

"…you filling me." She finishes with a smile.

Spring Water [Doctor] 422889

>>422880
>>422883
"Just… don't cause any trouble, okay? Please."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422890

>>422886
"A worry for another day."
After some silence, I'll ask one more question, nonchalantly, almost casually.
"What do you think of lichdom?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422891

>>422889
"I'd never."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422892

>>422883
I'll just stay where I am. Like Tartarus I'm bothering Smitts by disobeying him so soon after he gave an order.
So instead, I'll just write in the sand and point at it for Emrille to read.
"I'm not going anywhere, because I know the second I'm out of sight of these three you plan on shooting me again. Only this time I'm fairly certain you won't aim for the knees."

Light Heart [Warlord] 422893

Friesian Cross 422894

>>422886
Introduce myself after knocking.

"Do you need any help with those?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422895

>>422892
Roll my eyes and hop on the sand sign he made.
"As if. Now stop fucking around. I can leave my gun with Spring if that's what bothers you."

Wf+6 422896

>>422887
Perception check.

>>422890
"There may have been a time when I pursued it. In time I learned that retirement has its own rewards."

>>422869
Onik gives a neutral look.

"I couldn't find suitable ammunition here. Maybe Stein can make some."

>>422894
"Help?" He shakes his head.

422898

>>422888
>a deer can't be that hard to find
>>422887

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422899

>>422895
I'll just look at her.
Then scribble in the sand some more.
"Fine."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422900

>>422896
>>422898

Well, I guess you can use that 4.

Felfire [Necromancer] 422901

>>422896
"Oh."
Smile a little.
"In time, maybe."

Light Heart [Warlord] 422902

>>422896
"Perhaps… perhaps…"
I look him over
"I wonder… do you have anypony close to your heart, mister Onik? Somepony special?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422903

>>422899
Give my gun to Spring.
"Here, hold this. Carefully, I don't want to lose it again."

Then hop on the back of Curry.
"Chop chop, I want this over with."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422905

>>422903
Writing in the sand instead of speaking, I'll scratch "which way" into the sand.

Spring Water [Doctor] 422906

>>422903
I take it with a frown.
"Shooting him again?"

Wf+6 422909

>>422898
>>422900
Cheese squeaks.

Pickpocket.

You turn just in time to see a colt sprinting off with your deck of cards.

>>422902
A far off look in response. "No. I'm a traveler. I don't get involved in the places I stop long enough for that."

Chip(DD knight) 422911

>>422888
Mount the little mare and bite her ears.
'1d10'
"You're saying something?" I just wrap my arms around her tightly.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 422912

>>422901
You arrive back at the fleet and the gate closes.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422913

>>422906
Wave a hoof around.
"Does he look dead for you? You know I wouldn't have paid for it. Now, hold your horses, be right back."

>>422905
Point at a random direction, away from Spring and co and the ships, still on the beach.

Friesian Cross 422914

>>422896
"I guess I wouldn't be much help anyway. I'm Friesian Cross, your newest Officer on the ship. I was going around introducing myself."

"Is there anything I should know about you so I can help you if you need it?"

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422915

>>422909
Nooo go after the little guy. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 422916

>>422909
Well, wait for the travel to finish.
And then ask Abilio if he needs any help with the papers.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422919

>>422909
"Understandable. But does it not get lonely for you?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422920

>>422913
And I guess I'll walk that way until I think I've gone far enough. Spring and company are still in sight.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422922

>>422920
"You can speak now."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422925

>>422922
Shake my head, and write in the sand.
"Smitts may have let you speak, but I am still under the previous command. And personally, I'm slightly enjoying inconveniencing you like this. So, spit it out. What did you want?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422927

>>422925
"You are also under my command. And if you would care to fucking speak, I'd give you an offer to avoid bullshit like this ever happening."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422932

>>422927
I'll shake my head again, and scrawl some more.
"Light Heart is responsible for us. I just owe you, and if anything I should call it even for those kneecap shots. So spit it out, Emrille, unless you're trying to make me an underling. If that's the case, then I walk back over to the others and carry on about my day."

Wf+6 422933

>>422911
You pump into her and she moans.

"Nnn-not important."

>>422915
You tear off into a whirlwind sprint, perhaps roaring 'wuld', and turn it into a tackle, bringing down the pickpocket.

He's quite young. Doesn't even have a cutie mark yet.

>>422916
see >>422912


>>422914
He gives you an odd look and his eye twitches oddly. His ear flaps, too. "You be officer? I should know about you, I guess. So can I help?"

>>422919
Onik shrugs. "I guess, but most things don't bother me much."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422936

>>422932
"No more shooting, no more threats, no more bullshit. Does that sound good enough that you open your fucking mouth?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 422939

>>422912
I assume Abilio doesn't need or want any help, go look for Marrowbone.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422941

>>422933
Take my cards back "Pillage from a tourist next time, was it even worth it?" I look at his blank flank "Do ye have a family boy?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422942

>>422936
"Sounds too good to be true. There's obviously a catch."
I'll scrawl again.
"Why are you so focused on getting me to talk? I thought you would have enjoyed the idea of never speaking to, or hearing from me, again. Unless… you can't be getting lonely already, can you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 422943

>>422933
I smile at him
"Then perhaps we could get acquainted a little better with one another?"
I look at the bed

Friesian Cross 422945

>>422933
"No, I was offering my assistance to you. I was just hired, and it's my responsibility and duty to make sure everyone has what they need."

"If you need something, don't hesitate to ask and I'll see what I can do for you."

Wf+6 422948

>>422939
Marrowbone isn't present on any of the ships at the moment. You suddenly realize that you never really see him out at day, and he never used his room before. He doesn't seem like the type to go out into the city, either.

The only ones that seem to know anything about him are Smitts, Abilio, and Landgrave.

>>422941
He squirms under you. "Not anymore. Now I gotta steal to eat, so get offa me! Ya got yer cards!"

>>422943
Onik nods. "Okay."

He goes over to the bed and sits down on it and looks at you.

Skylight has long since left. Rosemary raises her brows but doesn't comment.

>>422945
He nods. "You do what?"

Chip(DD knight) 422950

>>422933
Just continue my actions and hold her tightly in place, finish deep inside her.
"Thats my good little pony… perhaps you and I… would go to the… other ship by next week… or so.""

Wf+6 422951

>>422950
She just moans and collapses under you as you finish inside.

"Mmmnmmmm."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422953

>>422948
Right.
Abilio.
He's his buttpall anyway, that much I know by now.
Go back to him.
"So… One last thing…
Know where Marrowbone is right now?"

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422955

>>422948
I smirk at him "Wanna be a pirate boy?" and let him up "Meet me at the docks later, if ye do."

Wf+6 422956

>>422953
"I'm afraid I don't. He does have a habit to disappear quite frequently, but I've never had the time or energy to figure out where. It's Umlock's responsibility, anyway. Alternatively, you might ask Smitts."

That leaves three options open to you… Umlock, Landgrave, or Smitts.

>>422955
He looks at you incredulously. "Are you for real?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422957

>>422942
Roll my eyes.
"Says the guy who made friend with fishes and seeweed out of loneliness."
Sigh.
"I was going to tell you that this gun is worth more than your life, and if you take it ever again I would take your horn to show you what it feels like, and bullshit like that, but you know what? Fuck that. It doesn't take me anywhere.
So here's the catch. No more threats of shooting you or your precious little friends, and I will try to not treat you like shit. The catch is that you will be more obidient. I won't make a slave out of you, or order you shit you don't want to do. Just that you quit being so fucking unruly and show me some respect.
Now that I have a position like this, I can't be boggled down with shit like this. So I won't bother you, and you won't bother me.
Everypony wins. If you start to be useful, I might even reward you with whatever the fuck you'll earn. You'd be a fucking idiot to refuse that."

Friesian Cross 422958

>>422948
"I will do what I can if you need assistance, within reason of course."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422959

>>422956
I nod "Aye, Our Commodore be wantin' some fresh blood."

Wf+6 422960

>>422958
"What can you do?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 422962

>>422956
Well first I should leave the book in Terre's room. Just to be safe.
Then, off to Smitts. At least I have talked with him before!
And knock.

Wf+6 422963

>>422959
He gives a suspicious look. "Alright, mister. I'll think about it. What's the ship?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 422964

>>422948
Well this is not awkward at all.
"Miss Rosemary, mister Onik and I will need to iron out how our partnership will work. In the meantime, could you please join miss Skylight and the others?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422968

>>422957
I'll continue writing.
"Seems fair. My debt to you is balanced to nil for this. Do that, and I'll endeavor to treat you with some respect. So long as you keep your end of the bargain."

Wf+6 422969

>>422962
Knock on what? He's at the bow of the Hourglass – the new dhow – inspecting the lanteen sail on the foremast.

"Miss Felfire."

>>422964
She nods. "O-okay."

Onik looks at you expectantly.

Friesian Cross 422972

>>422960
"I was a soldier in my old days, so I've been taught a bit of first aid and a variety of spells to help out in the war effort. I still have most of those skills, and I can't forget to mention my little crossbow here."
Lift it up and hold it proudly.
"If there is any danger that needs to be put down, I'm your Unicorn."

Felfire [Necromancer] 422976

>>422969
"Smitts.
I need to find somepony on the fleet, Abilio told me you are one of the few who might know where he is."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 422979

>>422963
"Ships lad, we have a fleet. Eagle's nest be the most noticable being a proper round ship armed to the brink with cannons. " I give him a pat on the head and point him in the right direction.

Light Heart [Warlord] 422981

>>422969
I smile at her as she goes
"Thank you."
Then turn back to Onik, sauntering towards him slowly
"Now… why don't you get rid of that vest, mister Onik?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422983

>>422968
Roll my eyes.
"Fine, your dept is paid and all that shit. You are still under me and Light Heart in the chain of command, so no funny business."
Narrow my eyes.
"And one more thing. You won't undermine what I've got going on with Spring, you hear me? So if she asks, you are glad and everything. Keep her happy with me and shit. Got that?"

Chip(DD knight) 422986

>>422951
Just let it soak inside her and fall asleep.
Skip to next morning?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422987

>>422983
I'll write more.
"That ship sailed the second you shot me in the knees. However, I will agree not to tell her about it if she doesn't ask. If she asks, well, I'm going to tell the truth. So it would be better to let your actions speak for you, instead of having others do it."

Wf+6 422990

>>422972
"I can have first aid skill days. I can put you down to help out."

>>422976
He raises a brow. "It is true. It's my job to know where our members are. Who are you looking for exactly?"

>>422979
"Alright…"

Off he goes.

>>422981
He takes off his jacket and continues to watch you with a neutral expression.

>>422986
Fine by me. You're the first person at tomorrow.

Skill point plus! You have three.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 422992

>>422987
Roll my eyes again.
"You attacked me. Nothing stopped me from killing you. So just keep your trap shut, and you will have a good thing going on. Don't be a faggot and throw that away out of petty revenge."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 422995

>>422992
I'll shrug, and scribble down another line.
"Are we finished 'talking' then?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 422996

>>422990
Walk over closer to him.
"I thought you'd know."
Giggle a bit.
"Marrowbone."

Chip(DD knight) 422997

>>422990
Time to rest for now, awake for already 30+ hours so I got to take a break. Thanks for running.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423000

>>422990
I chuckle and approach him, pushing him backwards onto bed and crawling on top of him.
"Do you wish to take the lead or…?"

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423005

>>422990
Now onto business. '1d10' to check for a smithing deer.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 423010

>>422996
"Ah. I had expected you to seek him out, but not quite so soon, to be honest. I do know where he is, but I'm afraid that's a violation of privacy."

>>422997
Night.

>>423000
Onik gives the same neutral look. "I should probably remove my pants if you are set on this."

Perception check.

>>423005
You take a look through the first through forges and find nothing.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423013

>>422995
"Keep this between us, and yes.
And you can start fucking talking now."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423014

>>423013
I'll give a small smile, and then scribble one more word.
"Nah."
And start heading back towards the others.

423015

>>423010
I chuckle
"Yes, I suppose so… and please, this is merely enjoyment. I certainly will not force you into anything."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 423016

>>423010
Roll my eyes.
"I've got something he's gonna love.
Can't you even send calling for him?"

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423017

>>423010
'1d10' check the second forge.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Friesian Cross 423018

>>422990
"It'll be my pleasure. If there is nothing else, I'll take my leave."

Is Al-Jinn the only one around, or have others returned?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423019

>>423014
Shake my head.
"You are still a faggot though. Insults were not out of the deal."

Fly back as well and land in front of Spring.

Wf+6 423024

>>423015
You notice a distinct lack of a lump below.

Onik takes off her clothes, revealing that 'he' is actually a mare.

"I don't have strong feelings about it either way. If it will make you feel better, I'm fine with it."

>>423016
"Yes, I can."

He heads off to the Darklantern.

>>423017
You start looking through a few forges. You go through fifteen before you find one that has a deer in it. He's not working, though, just observing the smith at work.

>>423018
Most of the remaining crew are still out, though from here you can see Emrille and Curry on the beach. Light Heart and her followers also have returned, heading off to the Sirocco.

Felfire [Necromancer] 423026

>>423024
"Thanks."
Letting out a short sigh, follow him as long as he allows me to.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423029

>>423024
Tap him on the shoulder "hello."

Wf+6 423033

>>423026
He holes himself up in the old commodore's office a moment. A few minutes later he exits and says, "He should be on the beach."

>>423029
He turns and looks at you.

"Yes?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 423034

>>423024
I just stare at her nether region for a moment, dumbstruck. After a few seconds I snap out of it and look back at her again.
"… I was unaware that you were… Ah… my apologies."
I get up from her
"I do hope I did not offend you miss Onik."

Felfire [Necromancer] 423036

>>423033
Blink a few times in surprise.
"Riiiiight. Thanks."
Off to Terre's cabin, recover the diary, and then to the beach!

Wf+6 423040

>>423034
She gives you the same neutral expression as always. "It didn't bother me enough to care to correct you."

>>423036
You retrieve the diary and head to the beach – the opposite side of the harbor that Emrille is on.

Marrowbone stands alone there.

Friesian Cross 423041

>>423024
"Those two must be some of the interesting characters Miss Light Heart talked about. They seem to be enjoying themselves, so I should take the time to finally meet them."

Felfire [Necromancer] 423043

>>423040
Nod to the tome, without saying a word.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423047

>>423033
"I've heard about ye, from the forest." I extend a paw "Me name's Sateo."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423048

>>423019
I give her a condescending look
"So?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423051

>>423048
"So what?"
Extend my hoof for the gun.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423052

>>423040
I just nod
"Of course, of course. Still, that was highly unprofessional of me."
I clear my throat
"Does it truly not bother you? There are ways to change one's… appearance."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423054

>>423051
"What was that all about? Did you shoot at Curry?"

Wf+6 423055

>>423043
I see.

His horn glows and undead minions tear themselves from the sand of the beach. They seem to climb 'into' each other, forming a huge mass of bone, and the bones meld together, creating a skeleton roughly the stature of Marrowbone. It glows briefly, then goes limp.

Deliver that, along with the tome, to Dolly Doldrums.

>>423047
He snorts. "You're not here to send me back, too?"

>>423052
"I find myself unbothered by most things."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423056

>>423051
>>423054
I'll just watch this for now.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423057

>>423054
>>423056
Look at Curry, then back to Spring.
"Do you see any holes in his forehead? I sure don't."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423059

>>423057
I'll turn to Spring.
"I can thank Doc Peg for mending my knees. Though I could have fixed them myself, I thought it better to have someone else at least be aware of what happened."

Felfire [Necromancer] 423060

>>423055
Look at it.
Okay…
Raise the skeleton's shadow to help me carry it.
Can I do this mind-talking thing too?
Meet you here later?

Light Heart [Warlord] 423061

>>423055
"Very well then. I will not press this matter any further. I take it you have no particular interest in… further activities here?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423063

>>423059
Facehoof and shake my head.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423067

>>423063
I'll shrug at her.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423068

>>423055
I shake my head "Ye family misses ye, but if ye are happier out here then who am I to stop ye?" I smile "I might even have a way for ye to leave reptil for good."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423069

>>423057
"That doesn't mean anything."

>>423059
"Your knees? Did…"
I look at Emrille
"Did you shoot him in the knees!? Why!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423071

>>423069
"He attacked me over a joke while drunk and I tried to slow him down. Long story. We're best friends now, don't worry."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423072

>>423071
I'll roll my eyes at that, and then to Spring.
"The joke involved the forceful taking and then murder of my sister and myself. Even sober I would have taken offense to that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423074

>>423072
"Whoa there, I never mentioned rape. Don't turn my words on me."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423076

>>423071
"Slow him down!?"

>>423072
I blink, staring at him for a moment, then back at Emrille. Closing my eyes, I let out a long sigh.
"… right. And this happened why exactly?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423080

>>423076
"Because he couldn't take a joke. As in, the same shit I tell to Tela all the time for example. That's behind us now though, so no need to get yourself worked up about it."
Flutter up on her back and sit down.

Spring Water [Doctor] 423082

>>423080
I set her back onto the ground with my telekinesis.
"No Emrille. This is not okay. You promised me."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423084

>>423082
"It was a little accident! Instinct and all kicking in! And hey, we made up after it."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423085

>>423084
I angrily tap her chest with a hoof
"You. Promised."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423086

>>423082
>>423080
>>423072
Trot up to the talking ponies with a smile.
"Well, hello there. Y'all wouldn't happen to be Mister Curry and Miss Emrille, right? I'm Friesian Cross, an acquaintance of Miss Light Heart. She mentioned that I should introduce myself to you."
Look at Sprimg.
"Pardon my manners, but may I ask your name?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423089

>>423085
"And it won't happen again!"

>>423086
I turn to him and groan.
"Yes, I am Emrille. What's the matter?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423090

>>423086
I'll nod to the newcomer.
"That is us, yes."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423094

>>423089
"This is no-"

>>423086
I turn to him, surprised.
"I… Spring Water. Doctor. Does miss Heart need me?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423095

>>423089
>>423090
"Miss Light Heart mentioned that I should meet you, since you're some of the candidates for shore missions. I was recently appointed as an Office aboard the Seaworthy and I just wanted to meet those I might be working alongside."

>>423094
"She's quite alright last time I saw her. We walked through town with the rest of her entourage."

"Am I interrupting anything?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 423097

>>423095
"You're sure right? If she sent you here there must have been a reason…"
I tap my hoof nervously.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423098

>>423094
"Which part of the 'it's nothing' did you not get?"

>>423095
"Sort of interrupting, yeah, but nice to meet you and whatnot. Are you sure you are ready for those shore missions?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423100

>>423095
"An officer? Well, Light Heart's been busy, hasn't she…"
I'll offer a hoof.
"It's good to make your acquaintance, mister Cross."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423107

>>423097
"Hold your horses. I was with her some time ago, she seemed fit as a fiddle. You have nothing to worry about."

>>423098
"I've been a soldier all my life. I'm more than ready for anything, I've probably already fought it. But pardon me for saying, but now that i noticed, aren't you a little young for this? I know I started out early, but…"

>>423100
"The pleasure is all mine. Miss Light Heart mentioned that you were a pony who was always looking out for his brethren. It's an admirable quality in this day and age."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423109

>>423107
Roll my eyes.
"Long story. It's a hex type of spell. I'm an adult mare."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423110

>>423107
"It's how I was raised."
I'll gesture to Emrille.
"As for her, she's under the effects of age magic."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423111

>>423107
"Alright then…"
I look back at Emrille
"… We will have words later, you hear me?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423114

>>423111
"Spring. Please.
Please."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423115

>>423114
I give her a look
"No Emrille. No."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423117

>>423115
"Oh, come on!"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423118

>>423109
>>423110
"For an old horse like me, the idea of age magic seems mighty tempting, but I've already gotten used to this body and all its aches. I couldn't turn it in. I see that you have some of those newfangled pistol weapons with you. Care to go up against my crossbow here if you have the time?"

>>423111
"The ships were sailing tomorrow I was told, so have some fun. You're too young to worry so much."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423121

>>423118
"Wha-… you mean, a sharpshooting contest?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423122

>>423121
"Exactly. I've seen demonstrations before, but I'd like to see what an actual user is capable of and how I stack up."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423123

>>423117
"I'm telling you, no! This is not okay!"

>>423118
I sigh
"And too old not to."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423126

>>423118
"Already? That was a rather quick stayover. I've hardly gone anywhere… though without funds I suppose there wouldn't be much point."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423127

>>423122
"I'm more used to my saddle that I usually wear when I'm normal… but I guess okay?"

>>423123
"Relax! No harm done!"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423133

>>423126
"Just do what I did and find a few friends and walk about town. See the sights, smell the food, meet all the lovely ladies."
Give him a nudge on the shoulder with that last one.
"Get out there and enjoy."

>>423127
"Let me know when you're available then. But if you need to wear a saddle to use them, you should have one fitted to how you are now. Trust me, it is never a good idea to use someone else's weapon, you should always be prepared to use yours."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423136

>>423133
"I can do some work with this pistol too…"
Glance at Spring.
"I might be available right now though."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423137

>>423127
I just shake my head at her disapprovingly.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423139

>>423137
"We'll talk this over, okay?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 423143

>>423133
"I might go out tonight, actually. I doubt that there would be too many folk out on the streets. Probably."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423145

>>423136
"Well then, let's find an empty spot around here and try them out. Even I might be getting a liitle rusty in my age and could use the practice."

>>423137
"Don't worry about her, I'll bring her back in one piece."

>>423143
"It's Reptil, my lad. When the sun goes down, that's when the real fun begins."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423150

>>423145
"Fine, let's get this over with then."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423188

>>423150
"See over there, that stump of wood lying on the beach? There's no one near it, and there is a sand dune behind it and nothing but open ocean behind it. No one to get hit. Try to hit that stump with your pistols."
Bow a little.
"Ladies first."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423191

>>423188
"You got it."
Pistol.
Only one is all I need.
Prepare my pistol, take aim, and fire at the target.
Help the bullet find it's way there with a bit of invisible magic.
Air shot.
'1d10+3'

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423194

>>423191
Looks like I miss it, albeit barely.
"Fuck. In my defense, this gun spent some time underwater recently."
Shoot a glare at Curry.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423195

>>423191
>>423194
"Let's see what these old horse bones can do then."

[1d10]

Roll #1 1 = 1

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423196

>>423195
"I guess I should say I just got this crossbow refitted and haven't had much practice with it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423204

>>423195
"Ooookay… Well, can you do this?"
Fire shot at the stump.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423216

>>423204
"I'll call mine a targeting shot."
Using Vantage Point this time.
[1d10+1]

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423218

>>423216
Smirk.
"Doesn't really set it on fire like mine, does it?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423222

>>423218
"I only need a good hit with this thing. Go ahead and take another shot."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423224

>>423222
"A good hit like this?"
Marksman shot.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 423226

>>423224
Impressed.
"Now that is a good shot. Let's see if I can keep up."
Marksman Shot.
[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423234

>>423226
Smirk.
"Getting old, gramps?"

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 423235

>>423234
"I'm not that old yet."
Try again.
[1d10]

Roll #1 8 = 8

423236

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423239

>>423235
"Heh, not bad.
What about ice?"
Ice shot, create some frost on that stump.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Tela [Spellsword] 423297

>>423239
A few hours after I collapsed, I've probably come back to my senses. And after dipping my head in a bucket of cold water, I come looking for you.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423298

>>423297
Let's suppose this was after my little markspony's match, and I am back on the ship, tinkering with my gun.

Tela [Spellsword] 423299

>>423298
Sneak up on her from behind and snatch her off of the ground
"Where's the money, Bugsy!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423300

>>423299
I fumble not to drop the gun and yelp.
"WHOA what the fuck what?!"

Tela [Spellsword] 423301

>>423300
I laugh and set her down again
"S'okay Emmy, it's just me. I scared the bad ponies away~"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423302

>>423301
I let out a sigh and turn around, holstering the gun.
"Oh go and get fucked."

Tela [Spellsword] 423303

>>423302
I smirk and rub my aching head
"So what's up? How was your 'business time' alone, huh?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423304

>>423303
Roll my eyes and turn my back to her.
"Shit went down, and you slept all over it after you passed out, you drunken fucking swine. Not to mention you were annoying."

Tela [Spellsword] 423305

>>423304
"I kinda remember talking to Curry… uh… when did I pass out?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423306

>>423305
Fly up slightly, then touch down, still not facing her.
"Not long after you begged me to stop flying above you and come back. You landed facefirst on the ground with your ass up like the whore you are."

Tela [Spellsword] 423307

>>423306
"Oh… shit, that wasn't a dream? Uh… what about the other thingy?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423308

>>423307
Flap my wings.
"You mean when you punched me in the face? You've got any idea how much that hurt?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423309

>>423308
"Hey, that means you actually did try to kiss me, you whore!"
I let out a short laugh, then wince and grab my head
"Ow… Sorry Emmy, you know how I get when I've had one too many. I can just turn in an instant."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423310

>>423309
Sit down on my ass.
"Yeah, right.
You did manage to annoy me to hell and back."

Tela [Spellsword] 423311

>>423310
"Yeah well… if you hadn't told me to piss off earlier, I wouldn't have gone gambling and done lost my money. That annoyed me too."
I shrug
"I'll get over it though. Maybe Dainty will have a job soon."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423312

>>423311
"Yeah, I got a job already, but the big money won't be here I'm afraid. And I just wanted to do some shit."
Turn around and toss two of those sweet breadrolls to her.
"And I didn't forget about you either."
Turn back to watch the sea.

Tela [Spellsword] 423313

>>423312
"Thanks… but my head's fucking killing me right now. Not hungry."
I frown and look at her
"And what's up with you? You're acting all cold and shit…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423314

>>423313
Flutter up.
"I'm going for a fly.
Tag along if you want."
Start slowly flying off the boat not high above the ground so she can keep up.

Tela [Spellsword] 423315

>>423314
"Uh… okay."
Follow her along
"Seriously, what's up?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423316

>>423315
Only speak once we're off the boats, let's take a route on the beach.
"I would at least have expected for you to say 'Oh, I'm a fucking earth pony who just recently gave a filly sized pegasus who is supposed to be her friend a giant fucking punch, so sorry or something', but seems that's not how you work. And Curry got Spring pissy at me again, but that's another topic."

Tela [Spellsword] 423317

>>423316
I frown and keep walking after her
"You're going to get pissy with me for that? After all what happened? Emmy, you're my best pal and we've been covering each other's asses for a long time now. You know how I get when I start drinking. If I were sober, I wouldn't have hit you like that and you know it. So yeah, I'm… sorry I went into a drunken rage and punched you, but that's what happens when you try to take advantage of someone while she's drunk."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423318

>>423317
Stop and turn to face her.
"I just have a shitload of stuff on my mind, okay?
And in case you didn't notice, I'm a teeny tiny fucking bit more frail than usual because of this whole magical breakthrough shit!"

Tela [Spellsword] 423319

>>423318
I sigh
"Yeah… okay fine. I'm sorry."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423320

>>423319
Fly around and land on her back.
"…you stupid whore…
I don't think I could be pissed at you for long even if I wanted to."

Tela [Spellsword] 423321

>>423320
"Look who's calling who a whore…"
I smirk.
"Now what happened with Curry and Spring?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423322

>>423321
Wave my hoof around.
"Oh, nothing, I made a joke about his sister and all, and things got ugly, so I shot him twice.
Then he threw my gun in the sea. Still works fine as ever though."

Tela [Spellsword] 423323

>>423322
"Shot Curry? Holy shit, is he alright?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423324

>>423323
"I didn't aim at anything vital, don't worry. I promised LH not to kill him."

Tela [Spellsword] 423325

>>423324
"Ugh… that's some shit right there. But whatever, he's a tough guy. Still, goddamn. Can't you two just get along or some shit?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423326

>>423325
"Don't worry, we made a deal. His 'dept' is paid, and in return he will be more obidient."

Tela [Spellsword] 423327

>>423326
"Maybe now you wont fight each other every time you talk to each other."
I roll my eyes
"Whatever, none of my business."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423328

>>423327
Slap her back with my tail.
"What's your business then, huh? You should be grateful I didn't sell your cunt while you were out cold."

Tela [Spellsword] 423329

>>423328
"What, is the cocksucking business not going so well for you anymore?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423330

>>423329
Chuckle.
"With you around? The competition is way too tough."

Tela [Spellsword] 423331

>>423330
"Guess that's your problem. Not many ponies want to get sucked off by a filly. It's kind of a niche market."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423332

>>423331
"I guess I'll just stick to mares then."

Tela [Spellsword] 423333

>>423332
"Don't bullshit me. I know you're lusting after cock. You can't live without it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423334

>>423333
Tap the back of her head.
"You are still dizzy, you are confusing me with you."

Tela [Spellsword] 423335

>>423334
I chuckle
"Fine, pin it all on me then, you cheap slut. So how about that adult body huh? How much longer are you gonna look like a little squirt?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423336

>>423335
"I was going to talk with Abilio just about that later, but he was out when I tried earlier. I'm hoping soon."

Tela [Spellsword] 423337

>>423336
"Good. About fucking time too. I uh… I kinda needed to talk to you about… shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423338

>>423337
Smirk slightly for a second, but wipe that off.
"What sort of shit?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423339

>>423338
"… Serious shit."
I take her off of my back and set her down, then sit down on the ground as well.
"Like… really serious shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423340

>>423339
Tilt my head.
"You got in trouble again?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423342

>>423340
"Naaaah…"
I rub the back of my head awkwardly
"Just… stuff… that happened from a while back… that made me think about other stuff."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423344

>>423342
"…yeah?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423345

>>423344
"Remember that…. thing that happened before we split off a few years back? "

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423347

>>423345
"Uhh… not really. I think it was just some average clearup job to kill some nasty guys, nothing remarkable. Why?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423349

>>423347
"Really? Because you pissed me off at the time. You fucking kissed me out of nowhere, remember?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423350

>>423349
Smirk.
"OOooh, that! Of course I remember that!
You're not the best of kissers, y'know that?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423352

>>423350
"You kinda caught me off-guard with your reckless lesbianism."
I sigh and rub the bridge of my nose
"But yeah… that kind of pissed me off at the time… so that's kinda why I left for a while."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423354

>>423352
Pout.
"So we really just parted ways because of a lovely little smooch? Aww… good thing we found each other again, right?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423357

>>423354
"I was just gonna take some time to cool off, but I couldn't find your fat ass again when I got back. So yeah… that's kinda why."
I idly draw with my hoof in the sand
"You know… when I found you on that damn fleet again, I was really happy. I missed you. I was kinda worried you'd get your ass killed without me to cover it but… looks like you listened to what I taught you after all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423359

>>423357
I smile.
"I could barely believe it myself when I saw you, but yeah, it's nice to be working with you again, hanging out, and all that. I missed you too…
Didn't we already talk about this?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423362

>>423359
"Yeah we did… but I may or may not have left out a small detail…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423364

>>423362
"Small detail?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423365

>>423364
"Yeah… you see, I got some time to think about things when I ran off like that… and uh… well… shit, I sort of realized that… I kinda liked it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423367

>>423365
Bite my lip.
Try not to chortle.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423368

>>423367
Looks like I snicker a bit.
"You did what?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423370

>>423367
>>423368
DO NOT BLUSH '1d10'
"You know… it was really fucking expected and confusing! But shit…"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423372

>>423370
I stop snickering and scoot closer.
"Yeah, go on~"

Tela [Spellsword] 423374

>>423372
"Yeah well… like I said, I liked it. And by the time I got back you were gone."
I look away
"And then when I finally find you back, you're a fucking filly."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423376

>>423374
"No I'm not. You know this is just looks, I'm still the same age as I was back then, but…"
Smirk again.
"Did you just confess to me, Tela?~"

Tela [Spellsword] 423378

>>423376
I idly kick up some sand, still looking away
"… Yeah."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423379

>>423378
Flutter even closer to her.
"You really like me then, don't you?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423380

>>423379
'1d10'
"… Guess I do, yeah."

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tela [Spellsword] 423384

>>423380
Pokerface like a boss.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423386

>>423380
>>423384
She's good…
Lower my voice and lean closer.
"That's really good, Tela… because I like you too~"

Tela [Spellsword] 423389

>>423386
I gulp.
"Yeah I noticed that before…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423390

>>423389
"Sooo… I guess you want to be more than just best friends with me then?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423391

>>423390
"… Yeah I do."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423394

>>423391
Grin.
"I want you to say it."

Tela [Spellsword] 423396

>>423394
"I…"
Goddammit.
I close my eyes and sigh.
"I like you, Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423398

>>423396
Snicker.
This is just too good.
Nuzzle to your cheek.
"And~?"

423401

>>423398
Again, try not to blush as she nuzzles against me.
"And… and… well… do you want to be actually together? Like… uh… officially?"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423405

>>423401
Bite my lip, still smiling.
"You want to be my marefriend you mean?~"

Tela [Spellsword] 423406

>>423405
"… Yeah. That."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423408

>>423406
Keep nuzzling.
"That would involve lesbian things, like, y'know, two mares kissing. You okay with that?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423410

>>423408
Keep looking away
"Yeah I am… I told you I liked it, didn't I?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423412

>>423410
"Prove it."

423414

>>423412
I gulp again and look back at her. Hesitating for a moment, I then move in for a kiss.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423416

>>423414
Kiss her back.
That's the spirit, Tela~
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423417

>>423414
>>423416
Pull away after a bit.
"Well, you kiss like crap, but it's the thought that counts."
Let out a chuckle.

423419

>>423417
>>423416
Does that make my cheeks flush?
"You weren't so great either, y'know."

Roll #1 8 - 1 = 7

Tela [Spellsword] 423420

>>423419
Maybe the slightest hint of red.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423421

>>423419
"I was holding back, didn't want to scare you away with some advanced tonsil tennis right off the bat."

Tela [Spellsword] 423422

>>423421
"Yeah yeah, explain it away, hotshot."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423423

>>423422
You asked for it!
Grab her cheeks and kiss her again, in a really sloppy, lots of tongue manner.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

423424

>>423423
Oh good fucking god.

Roll #1 1 - 2 = -1

Tela [Spellsword] 423425

>>423423
>>423424
I think my coat is more red than yellow about now.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423426

>>423425
After a bit pull back and smirk.
I don't think I ever saw her this flustered~
"You were saying?~"

Tela [Spellsword] 423427

>>423426
"I… I…"
I stumble backwards slightly, landing on my ass.
"S-Shut up, you whore."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423430

>>423427
Flutter closer again and press my cheek to your chest.
"Don't get wet just yet, that was just a kiss~"

Tela [Spellsword] 423431

>>423430
"I'm not wet!"
I look away
"… But yeah… that was nice…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423432

>>423431
"There'll be more where that came from."
I let out a chuckle.
"I knew you were a dyke!"

Tela [Spellsword] 423434

>>423432
"I'm not like you… afraid of dicks or some shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423435

>>423434
"Shh, don't worry. I'll tell Abilio to work real hard on making me a mare again, and then…"

Flutter up to her ear.
"I'll have a lot to show you~"

Tela [Spellsword] 423436

>>423435
"… Sure… you work hard on that… I feel like a pedophile or some shit right now…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423437

>>423436
"Come on, you know me, Tela. You know I'm not a kid."

Tela [Spellsword] 423438

>>423437
"Yeah yeah, I know… but you look like one and… shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423439

>>423438
"…and you liked my ass when it was mare sized better?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423440

>>423439
I roll my eyes
"Look, all I'm saying is that it's kinda weird, okay? The sooner you look like a fucking adult again, the better."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423441

>>423440
"Yeah, yeah, I'll work on it."
Smirk again.
"But hey, it was nice to see you finally come out of the closet!"

Tela [Spellsword] 423442

>>423441
"Yeah… closet… Thank Summer for that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423443

>>423442
Blink.
"Wait… Summer?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423444

>>423443
I nod
"Yeah… I really dunno how but… she kinda saw through me I guess…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423445

>>423444
"…whoa…
Wait…

So you needed the help of a ten year old to come to terms with liking mares?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423446

>>423445
"… Not really… I mean shit, I told you I wanted to tell you before but… I lost you, and then when I got back you were a little filly so… yeah."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423447

>>423446
"Hey, I was still a mare when we met again.
But don't you worry your head, I'll have this fixed, and we are together again, aren't we?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423448

>>423447
"Yeah, for like a few hours you were… but yeah fine. You do that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423449

>>423448
I laugh again.
"Come on, you are the one acting like a shy little filly on her first date here!"

Tela [Spellsword] 423450

>>423449
"This isn't my first fucking date, you slut!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423451

>>423450
Smirk.
"So you confessed to other mares before?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423452

>>423451
"No. I told you I'm not a dyke!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423453

>>423452
"Then in a way it is."

Tela [Spellsword] 423454

>>423453
"Aren't you just a fucking philosopher, holy shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423455

>>423454
"Relationships are serious business…
Oh, and I guess we should speficy the details. What do you consider cheating?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423456

>>423455
"What? What the fuck kind of question is that? What do you think?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423457

>>423456
"Well, I mean, would making out with another mare count?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423458

>>423457
"Of course that's cheating, you dumbass! Why would you even ask that!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423459

>>423458
Shrug.
"I was just curious and all…"

Tela [Spellsword] 423460

>>423459
"Who the fuck even asks that? Ugh… nevermind."
I get up
"So… uh… now what?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423461

>>423460
Flutter on her back.
"Hmm… Now that we are a couple, maybe we should get you a saddle. Just for the meantime."

Tela [Spellsword] 423462

>>423461
"… What?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423463

>>423462
"Y'know, make your back more comfortable."
Snicker slightly.

Tela [Spellsword] 423464

>>423463
"I'm not gonna wear a fucking saddle, you sleazy bitch!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423465

>>423464
"What, it would serve a purely functional purpose!"

Tela [Spellsword] 423466

>>423465
"You just want to make me look like a fucking idiot…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423467

>>423466
Pout.
"I would never do that to my significant other, Tela. Do you really take me for that bad of a pony?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423468

>>423467
I grumble
"Fine… but nothing fucking ridiculous looking, okay? And I'm not paying for this shit!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423469

>>423468
"We'll find something nice for you, don't worry."

Tela [Spellsword] 423470

>>423469
"Whatever."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423471

>>423470
And then we head off towards the market district.
We can continue at a session proper

Wf+6 423580

>>423060
You try to mind-talk. You're not sure if he got it. You're not sure if you can do it! You just sorta subvocalize.

>>423061
Onik gives you the same neutral expression as ever.

"It might be pleasant."

She pauses. "As a traveler, I always strive to experience new things. I rarely pass judgment ahead of time."

>>423068
"So whose behalf are you here on? Theirs or mine?"

>>423471
You arrive.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423587

>>423580
Look for a saucy nice little saddle for Tela.

Felfire [Necromancer] 423588

>>423580
Nevermind.
Let the shadow carry the skeleton and haul the tome to the Darklantern?, find Dolly.

Tela [Spellsword] 423591

>>423580
>>423587
A dignified one, for fuck's sake.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423592

>>423580
I try to buy that painting. The tasteful one.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423595

Am I still on the beach?

Chip(DD knight) 423599

>>423580
Wake up.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423601

>>423580
"Of course… although I must admit I am feeling a little distraught after the error I made."

Wf+6 423604

>>423588
Dolly was stationed aboard the Seaworthy last you checked, but you don't find her on either the Darklantern or the Seaworthy. Maybe you should check with Smitts.

>>423591
>>423587
You head out into the market district. Leather goods are less common here because tanning is banned inside the city (due to the smell – not because of objections to the leather), but that doesn't stop people from doing it anyway.

Eventually you come to a shop canned Innabasket. They sell leather accessories and lotion.

>>423599
You awaken in your bunk, still inside Nurturing Heart.

>>423595
Yes.

>>423592
"I can see you're a connoisseur, so I won't trifle you with an insulting highball. I'll let it go for thirty bits."

>>423601
Expression doesn't change.

"I won't be offended if you decide against it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423606

>>423604
"Come on, go on. Go in."

Felfire [Necromancer] 423607

>>423604
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!
Send the shadow looking all around the fleet before checking with Smith.

Felfire [Necromancer] 423608

>>423607
Roll because I forgot it.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tela [Spellsword] 423609

>>423606
"Yeah yeah…"
Walk inside and look around

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423611

>>423609
I look around too.
How do the saddles look?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423613

>>423604
I guess I'm probably still frowning from the confrontation with Emrille and Curry.
I huff and plop down on the ground.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423615

>>423604
I show him a doubloon.
"You get all this if you find better from for pain-ting."

Light Heart [Warlord] 423617

>>423604
"I believe I will be fine. I should not be so distraught over this."
I straighten myself up.
"In any case, we shall continue this on some other day. You are dismissed for now, miss Onik. Please enjoy our fleet."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423618

>>423615
>better frame

Wf+6 423624

>>423607
>>423608
Reports back.

Baaaaah. That stupid griffon is on the Pillaaaaaaager's Fancy moving stuff into aaaaa room. I still remember her rivaaaaaalry got me killed.

>>423609
>>423611
They very between smooth and designed with consummate skill to those that look like they were stitched together five minutes ago in the back. The room smells overpoweringly of leather.

>>423613
Mera swims over and alights onto a rock nearby.

"Something the matter, Summer?"

>>423615
He returns with a frame gilded with 6 karat leaf.

>>423617
"Sure."

She pauses at the door. "Just Onik, if you please."

Tela [Spellsword] 423627

>>423624
"Fucking… this place stinks."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423628

>>423613
"What's wrong, sweetheart?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423629

>>423624
I sigh and pout.
"It's miss Emrille. Why does she keep being mean… No, not even mean! She shot mister Curry's knees! That's just cruel!"

Chip(DD knight) 423630

>>423604
Give her a nice kiss and pull out of her.
"I have to go and attend business, will you be able to take care of yourself for today?" With that I boop her nose with mine.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423631

>>423624
>>423627
"Let's make this quick then."
Pick one of the skill made ones.
One that looks slightly naughty.
"How much for this?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 423632

>>423624
"Uh. She got a officer's spot? Funny."
Off to the Pillanger.
What room, of them all? The Pillanger is a small ship!
And knock on the door.
"Dolly? I got something for you."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423634

>>423624
I nod my head and hand him the dubloon.
"Good."
I take the painting then fly it back to the ship I live on, then set it up somewhere in my den/nest/lair/whatever in the cargo bay.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423635

>>423624
"Of course, Onik. Feel free to ask some of the crew to move your… motorcycle in my cabin if needed."
With that, I go look for Rosemary. She seemed displeased.

Tela [Spellsword] 423638

>>423631
"Not that one!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423641

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423642

>>423638
"What's wrong with it?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423644

>>423642
"I don't like it."
Get one that looks much more utilitarian.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423646

>>423644
"That's just plain boring.
Come on Tela. You'd look like a granny in that."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423647

>>423641
"Hold on… she shot him in the knees of all places!?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423648

>>423646
"Fucking utility, Emmy. Look it up."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423649

>>423648
"What about stlye?"

Tela [Spellsword] 423654

>>423649
"I'm not gonna let some fucking filly in a clown suit dictate what's stylish or not."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423657

>>423647
I nod.
"Didn't you say that momma?…"

Wf+6 423658

>>423629
"The Commodore said they can't talk anymore. That should stop it, right?"

>>423630
"Alright…"

>>423631
The weirdo at the desk points at a basket on the counter. "It puts the bits in the basket!"

The basket says: Saddles: 25 bits

>>423632
It's the third mate's chamber. She seems pleased to see you.

"Felfire! It's good to see you again. It's been a while, hasn't it? Maybe my sail duties have kept me preoccupied, but you sure haven't stopped by the Seaworthy. But now we're on the same ship! I followed your advice and stuck with it. After a while, I finally managed it. I can cast necromancy spells."

>>423634
Painting acquired.

You presumably nest in a little-used corner of the cargo hold.

>>423635
Rosemary is congregating with Wark and Stein. Stein is showing off that beautiful sword. It looks a little big for him, but he keeps cackling and waving it a bit.

Wark seems impressed by it.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423660

>>423658
"She still went and did it though!… Poor mister Curry…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423661

>>423658
I lean it against a wall where I can see it from my nest, but no one else can. After that I fly in circles above the ship and look for anyone I know.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423663

>>423658
Actually, I'll let them have their fun.
Let's go look for Abilio.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423664

>>423658
"Right, just a second."

>>423654
"See, this is why I will choose. Abilio himself got me this fancy uniform. Are you saying he's wrong too? I like it and everything.
Sooo, let's ditch that boring one, and get the one I picked."

Felfire [Necromancer] 423666

>>423658
Blink a few times before grinning and moving forth.
"You can? I never doubted you! Ah!
And did you manage to have that talk with Grogar already?"

Chip(DD knight) 423669

>>423658
"Ah dont be sad, I;ll come back to you after I do whats needs done."

Get myself properly dressed and visit Movp on the other ship.

Spring Water [Doctor] 423670

>>423660
"I knew this would get out of hoof eventually… I just knew it."

Tela [Spellsword] 423671

>>423664
"Get fucked! I am so not wearing that one in public!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423674

>>423671
Pout at her with wide eyes.
"Pretty please?"

Wf+6 423675

>>423660
"Luna will protect us, I'm sure."

>>423663
He's in his cabin.

>>423661
Light Heart's lackeys are on deck.
Felfire just went belowdecks on the Pillager's Fancy.
Summer Seas and Spring Water are on the beach.

>>423666
"He hasn't spoken to me yet, but I'm sure it's just because I'm not ready. He turned you down your first time too, right?"

>>423669
General Movp is in his cabin playing chess against himself.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423678

>>423675
Knock on the door.
"Mister Abilio? Are you quite occupied?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423679

>>423675
I land on the Pillager's fancy and follow Felfire.

Tela [Spellsword] 423681

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423682

>>423675
"I hope…"
I nuzzle into Mera's neck.

Felfire [Necromancer] 423683

>>423675
Nod slowly.
"But it's been a lot more complex than that… My first shrine to Grogar was a mess. Made it myself when I was… Ten? Twelve?
I can't even remember…
And it was kinda tiny. Of course he tourned a kid down."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423685

>>423681
"You would look so pretty in it, just for me…
But I guess if that's too much to ask for…"

Wf+6 423686

>>423678
"Just working on paperwork. Come in."

>>423679
She's chatting with a dark-feathered griffon you've seen once or twice on the Seaworthy, but haven't spoken to.

>>423682
She pats you reassuringly.

"There, there. What if we go into the city to cheer you up?"

>>423683
"I didn't know you even tried before that first time I showed you Doc's shrine."

Tela [Spellsword] 423688

>>423685
"I'm already agreeing to wear a saddle for your fat ass to sit on!"

Chip(DD knight) 423689

>>423675
Approach him slowly.
"A good morning to you sir."

I then look at the way he plays.
" I hope I am not bothering you with the game you are playing though.:"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423690

>>423688
"And to make me happy!
I would be so happy if you got that one!"

Wf+6 423691

>>423689
"Come in, soldier. What can I do for you?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423692

>>423686
I sit down and wait.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423693

>>423686
"Thank you."
I open up and walk in.
"I am not quite sure if you were informed of this yet, but I will be transferred from the Pillager's Fancy to the Sirocco to assume the position of third mate there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 423694

>>423686
"I've been going around a lot, Dolly.
Had a mentor before the fleet, too.
Started learning necromancy so long ago…"
Start looking around, this is really making me uncomfortable.
Windows. Are there windows?

Tela [Spellsword] 423695

>>423690
"Looks like you're gonna be one sad filly today then. I'm getting this one."

Wf+6 423696

>>423693
"I'm aware. I signed off on it. Good luck in your future endeavors."

>>423694
The room has some windows, but not the hall.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423697

>>423686
"What are we gonna do in town?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423698

>>423695
"What about middle ground?"
Pick one that is somewhat like what Tela wants, but still suggestive.

Felfire [Necromancer] 423699

>>423696
Why, didn't I walk inside already? Uh.
Anyway, send the shadow back to Marrowbone, have it tell him about Dolly and her necromancy.
"So. What are you gonna do now?"
Take a deep breath and try to shrug this off.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 423702

>>423691
I smile.
"Nothing much, came here to check out on the new crew and officers."

I then scratch my head.
"Forgive me, I havent introduced myself. I am Chip, one of the ship builders and repair crew. Its nice to meet you sir Movp… or captain Movp as Commodore Smitts have told me yes"

Light Heart [Warlord] 423703

>>423696
I smile and nod
"I very much appreciate that, mister Abilio. I was also hoping to steal away some of your time to discuss matters involving command. You have more experience on that field than I do, and I feel like I could still learn from that."

Wf+6 423705

>>423697
"We could go find a park, or visit the forest, or get some delicious crab. Fillies like crab, right? Or there might be a temple there."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423708

>>423705
"We don't eat fish or meat, Mera… it's unhealthy for us."

Tela [Spellsword] 423714

>>423698
"You tenacious bitch… No!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423718

>>423714
"What? It's almost like the one you picked! It's perfect!"

Wf+6 423720

>>423698
How suggestive are we talking about?

None of them have pockets AND lace. In fact, most of the lacy ones have little leather.

>>423699
"Well, I received a promotion. I'm being made third mate. I was in the officer corps for years as windmaster on the Seaworthy, but Abilio finally saw some promise in me. It's no secret to anyone in the fleet that he waited until I showed necromantic talent.

…You alright?"

>>423702
"General Movp. Though second mate to the Eagle's Roost, I'm afraid. Fine by me. And Chip… you're the new third mate, correct?"

>>423708
She frowns. "Okay, so what do you eat just for the taste? Your – how to say – favorite food to eat?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423721

>>423720
So no middle ground at all?

Tela [Spellsword] 423723

>>423718
>>423720
We're getting the normal saddle. Nothing fancy.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423725

Spring Water [Doctor] 423726

>>423720
"Flowers are a delicacy… but maybe that's just my personal taste."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423727

>>423580
I stop answering carefully."
"On behalf o' Commedore smitts who be looking for new blood for our fleet." I sheepishly smile "But mostly for ye own behalf, from what I've heard from ye clan ye would be better suited to a life on the sea, where no one will try to tell you not to pursue ye dreams." I flash my deck of cards "Do ye play?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423728

>>423723
"Fiiine… we'll see if someone on the fleet can modify that one later."

Felfire [Necromancer] 423729

>>423720
"Y-yeah. Just need some air.
Thinking about the past always gets to me. It's been worse since I've been on board because of the kid, but I'm managing."
Sigh and turn to her.
"So! Third mate! Gotta call you ma'am from now on!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423731

>>423708
>>423720
"Um… I always liked hayburgers and Neightallion food… but my momma always says that they're not that healthy for you."

Chip(DD knight) 423732

>>423720
I nod at this.
"Aye I am, third mate to the same ship as you do. A bit unexpected but I am glad to have a position as this sir. This is my first time leading a ship though so I may be a bit lacking in the skill of leading men and women."
"I take it you have commanded ships too in the past. Smitts has a keen eye on picking his officers."

Wf+6 423736

>>423721
What are you looking for, exactly?

>>423703
"I see. It's been some time. Last you came into my cabin was, what, Stonebriar, when you first came on? You certainly have grown your posse since then."

>>423726
>>423731
Mera scrunches. "Uh… okay, we can look for that kind of food."

>>423727
He surveys the cards.

"I do not. What are they?"

>>423729
"Yep. Been a long time coming, too! I know Marsh was pretty steamed. His transfer was not a pretty affair for anyone involved."

>>423732
"Previous to this fleet, only a little. I admit, while I gained great glory and fame for my prowess in the Eastern Campaign, but the real glory belongs to those brave captains and admirals that broke the Trotantine navy. I was a general of land wars."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423739

>>423736
A saddle that has utility like what Tela wants, but is still somewhat naughty.
Totally not to embarass her a bit, I swear.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423741

>>423736
"Indeed it has, but you always seemed so busy, so I simply took matters in my own hooves rather than bother you. I have carefully extended my retinue lately, yes. I must say I am very pleased with their performance so far, they are dedicated if anything."

Wf+6 423742

>>423739
I meant what are you looking for in terms of naughty.

Name some naughty attributes on a saddle other than lace.

Tela [Spellsword] 423743

>>423736
>>423739
Fuck that.
"Emmy, I'm taking this one, you fucking hear me?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423745

>>423736
"I hope we don't run into Emrille…"
I frown again.

Wf+6 423746

>>423741
He chuckles.

"I recall that when my old quartermaster pointed you to Mocking Wark, you thought he was making a fool of you. I sure do go through quartermasters quickly these days."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423747

>>423736
"Did you never try flowers? They're really tasty, you know."

Wf+6 423751

>>423745
"If we do, I'll gobble her up!"

She waves her arms exaggeratedly and gives a toothy smile.

>>423747
"Seaweed, sometimes. It's a nice garnish on fish."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423752

>>423742
>>423743
She's too damn stubborn.
"Fine. But we'll get some decorations on that later, okay?"
Pay for it. Have the guy chop off 25 bits worth off a doubloon.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423753

>>423746
"Indeed, Muddy Morass is currently the quartermaster of the Pillager's Fancy, correct? I have met him, a very pleasant stallion I must say."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423757

>>423736
"Let's find a table, and I'll demonstrate." '1d10' to look for an open table.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 423759

>>423736
"I see, glad to service someone who has experience in leading. Well I hope that we have a fruitful relationship together sir." I offered my hand to shake his.

Tela [Spellsword] 423763

>>423752
"That's a fucking maybe."

Wf+6 423764

>>423759
He gives you a firm handshake. It's really strong!

>>423757
There's one nearby.

>>423753
"Mellow Marsh, yes. Afraid he's leaving us as well."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423765

>>423751
"Hmmm… maybe I should follow your diet more closely… could be interesting to see the differences."

Light Heart [Warlord] 423766

>>423764
"Oh? I was unaware of that. Where to, if I may ask?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423767

>>423751
I giggle.
"What does fish taste like miss Mera?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 423768

>>423736
"Oh?"
Sit down.
"Didn't hear nothing about that.
I've been holed up in Terre's room reading up on old books. Pretty cut off from the fleet's affairs."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423771

>>423763
"Shh, don't worry, I'll take care of that."

>>423764
So is the trade done?

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423773

>>423764
Have a seat and explain how to play poker. '1d10' for clarity.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 423777

>>423764
Ow.
"Say sir, do you know a certain guy named Russo? I was just thinking since I am new in Reptil that you may have heard his name."

Wf+6 423785

>>423765
"He'll be the second mate on the Sirocco."

>>423765
"Maybe."

>>423767
"Sea fish are salty! They're juicy, kind of like fruit, but the taste is different. It's not like land meat, either… you can taste the sea in them. All the minerals in the water."

>>423768
Your shadow returns.

>>423768
"The Fullmaster was upset that Mellow Marsh would leave so soon after his promotion to quartermaster after all the time he's been on this ship. Marsh believed he was getting cheated out of a promotion to third mate because he wasn't a necromancer. Smitts made him a better offer on the Sirocco, anyway. Abilio is still upset, as far as I know. In his passive-aggressive way."

>>423771
Yes. The shopkeep cackles.

"Good… good… come back soon, or else it gets the hose again!"

>>423773
It all comes out mixed up in a series of rambles. You get sidetracked explaining jokers and combinations like the full house.

"I do not see the point in such games. I am not interested in playing."

>>423777
"I'm not from here either. As you recall, your party helped spring myself and a few others from the prison in Autumnsreach."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423788

>>423785
"The… what?"
Nevermind.
"Okay, now put it on, Tela!"

Chip(DD knight) 423790

>>423785
I stand for a moment to think.
"Ah yes I remember that. Anyway nice to meet you sir and good tidings. Good bye sir."

With that I exit his cabin and go down the ship.
Perhaps ask the locals where is this Russo guy is, lets ask those who are at the docks?
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 423791

>>423785
Roll my eyes.
"Acting like kids over promotions, that's what they are.
Not like you can't see who deserves one or not.
Anyway, enough boring talk.
Tell me about your studies."

What did he say?

Light Heart [Warlord] 423792

>>423785
"… I see. My superior officer then. I will need to speak to him soon in that case. Were you not content to have him as your quartermaster?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423793

>>423785
I leave the cabin and go to the beach where Spring and Summer were. I can go back later when Felfire is done talking.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423797

>>423785
"I've never tried fish before, miss Mera. The only place that sold fish were bars all the sailors like to go to."

Tela [Spellsword] 423798

>>423788
"Ugh…"
Put on the damn saddle.

>>423785
"What?"

Wf+6 423799

>>423790
"Russo? He's campaigning up at town hall. Go see him there."

>>423791
She chuckles. "You always struck me as the sort that would be very caught up in ranks and ambition. I guess you're not much of a gossip, though. As for studies, I had the theoretical portion mastered years ago – getting it to work in practice was tricky."

He said – or kinda said? – 'whaaaaat do you taaaaake me for'. So I guess he knows whaaaaaat he's doing.

>>423792
"The reverse. He had been on this ship for years. I finally offer him an advancement opportunity, and he leaves for greener pastures."

>>423793
You arrive.

>>423797
"I can catch some, if you like. Your mother may not like it, though. Curry eats fish, too!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423800

>>423797
>>423765
>>423799
I land near them.
"What doctors and seapony doing?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 423803

>>423799
"Yeah, you could say I'm not one for gossip."
Shrug.
"Then I guess my gift is gonna help you test your abilities a little more."
Smirk and pull out the diary.
"Sorry it took so long. But this is not all."
Enters the skeleton.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423804

>>423799
"I am sure he must have had his reasons… although this is none of my business."
I wave a hoof dismissively
"Now, back to matters at hoof…"

Chip(DD knight) 423805

>>423799
Go there and see for myself but keep myself at a distance, perhaps just to observe him.

Spring Water [Doctor] 423808

>>423799
"I'd rather she not eat fish… but she can try if she wants to, I guess."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423810

>>423800
"Talking about food."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423812

>>423798
Clap my hooves together.
"Perfect."
Take my place in the saddle.
"Want to go back to the ships now?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423815

>>423799
"Maybe just to try it…"

>>423800
I wave to him.
"Hi mister Seekkill. What are you doing here?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423816

>>423808
>>423810
"Fish? Fish good. Small bones, easy to dye-jest. If not eat right you choke."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423817

>>423815
"Talking. You want try fish? Seekkill can catch some."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423819

>>423816
"Gryphons are omnivorous, so fish is healthy for you!"

Tela [Spellsword] 423821

>>423812
"Sure whatever. Just don't make a fucking show out of it, okay?"
Back to the fleet we go

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423824

>>423819
"Yes."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423826

>>423824
I point at myself
"Ponies are omnivorous. We eat plants and whatnot, not meat."

Wf+6 423827

>>423803
"That's from the von Blackwood family mausoleum? Wow, I figured it burned down in the assault. What's the skeleton?"

>>423804
"Right, right. Well, efficiency in command is the most important part about leading subordinates into battle. If an order isn't carried out because it's unclear, then it is the fault of the commander. You may not think about it, but speaking your commands – especially in lengthy sentences – not only gives away your tactics, but wastes your breath and focus. Not to mention – a command might take too long to get out. I can show you some basic gestures and sign language to help you communicate more easily – given that you're within sight range, of course."

>>423805
There's a debate going on today – apparently the final debate. Two pegasi are at podiums before town hall. Russo and Cloud King.

>>423815
>>423817
She flits back under the waves, and not even a fully minute later returns with a large catfish.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423829

>>423826
"Don't you mean herbivore momma?"

>>423827
I gasp in surprise.
"Wow! That was fast!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 423832

>>423827
"It was with the book. Figured it'd be important."

Light Heart [Warlord] 423833

>>423827
"Sign language… Now that sounds most useful. If you could teach me… I could teach it to my retinue."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423834

>>423826
>>423829
"Island ponies eat fish. Doctors not want fish?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423835

>>423821
Get comfy.
"Aren't you proud to be my marefriend, huh?~"
Chuckle.
"How about we pay good old Abilio a visit?

Chip(DD knight) 423836

>>423827
Take him out… this is harder than I think.
What are they talking about? Listen while I position myself to the crowd closer to Russo.
"Who's winning?" I ask one of the crowds.

Spring Water [Doctor] 423839

>>423829
"Don't you remember Summer? Carnivore, omnivore and herbivore?"

>>423834
"I… tried it once. I don't like it. Tastes… strange. And it's unhealthy."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423840

>>423839
Wait no, I'm dumb. Nevermind that response.

Tela [Spellsword] 423843

>>423835
"Sure, whatever. Haven't even spoken to the bastard once."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423844

>>423839
"Seekkill think doctor eat it wrong."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423846

>>423844
"It was cooked perfectly fine, by a griffin cook!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423847

>>423843
"He's a nice guy once you get to know him."
Snicker again.
"Now be nice when I introduce you to daddy, wouldn't want him to veto our marriage~"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423848

>>423834
>>423839
"Momma says it's not healthy for us to eat…"

Tela [Spellsword] 423849

>>423847
"What? What the fuck is wrong with you? 'Daddy'?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423852

>>423849
"It was a joke, you dense fuck!
Y'know, because he made me a filly?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423854

>>423846
"Not cook fish. Cooking not good for meat."

>>423848
"Seekkill think Seekkill know more about eating meat than pony know about eating meat."

Tela [Spellsword] 423855

>>423852
"Aren't jokes to be… y'know, funny?"
Go over to Abilio's office.

Wf+6 423857

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>>423833
>
"This is only basic sign language for combat situations. Perhaps if you return another day, I can teach you to communicate more completely with signs. Then you would not be overheard by anyone at all, even when discussing more sensitive and complex matters."

>>423832
"I'll need some time to read this book to see if it has information about the succession. I do appreciate it, though. Can you give me some time to work on this? I'll let you know if anything gets turned up."

>>423836
One pony on your left says, "Obviously Russo. He wants to protect our jobs!"

Another on the right argues, "It's clearly Cloud King. He want's to protect our freedom!"

>>423829
>>423846
"I usually eat it raw, but Curry eats them cooked. And he seems pretty healthy to me! Maybe we should cook it…"

>>423855
You arrive.

Spring Water [Doctor] 423858

>>423854
"Eating fish raw?"
I look at him as if he's mad
"That's… that sounds really… disgusting."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423860

>>423855
"None of you have a sense of humor, really.
Only I do."

>>423857
Knock on the door, then flutter back to my 'seat'.
"Hey there, it's me!"

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423862

>>423785
"Alright then.. Maybe ye would like to see the ships instead?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 423863

>>423857
"Yes… yes… I believe this could come in very hoofy. Thank you, mister Abilio. I will certainly keep this in mind."

Chip(DD knight) 423865

>>423857
"But who is better? Cant they just co rule together?" I ask the two. Try to agitate them into further fighting. Can I do that?
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 423866

>>423857
"Yeah, don't sweat it.
I still got a lot of study to catch on.
And wanted to go into town and buy a dress, too."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423868

>>423857
"Seapony smart. Seapony know meat best when meat raw."

>>423858
"No. Raw mean fish full of fish juices. Eating fish raw give strength."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423869

>>423868
"It also gives you diseases if your body is not used to it."

Wf+6 423870

>>423860
Abilio is chatting with Light Heart.

"I'm occupied, but you're free to come in."

>>423863
Learned: Command Signs

Requires line of sight. When you issue combat orders to minions with hoof symbols instead of speaking, they get +1 to their action. These cannot be intercepted or interpreted by anyone who does not know your specific sign language.

>>423865
"Only seat four is up for election this year."

You're going to have to explain how you go about that if you try it.

>>423866
"Sure, sure. Have fun."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423871

>>423869
I cackle.
"Why doctor scared of dis-ease?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423872

>>423857
>>423858
"Didn't you say it's bad to eat unprepared food momma?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423873

>>423870
Tap Tela.
"Go on in."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423874

>>423871
"They tend to make you weaker."

>>423872
"Yes! That's because it is!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 423876

>>423870
"Catch you around when you have news then, ma'am."
Wave a hoof distantly and leave the room.
That went well.
Off to Marrowbone, let's see if he's still there.

Tela [Spellsword] 423877

>>423873
Enter.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423881

>>423872
>>423874
"Seekkill eat raw meat since Seekkill chick. Seekkill not weak. Seekkill strong."
I thump my chest with my talons.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423883

>>423870
Neat!

>>423873
>>423877
I raise a brow as they enter.
"Miss Emrille, miss Tela. I see you went… shopping."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423884

Chip(DD knight) 423887

>>423870
>>423870
"Does that mean you have four seats? I t mean s they two can rule and there are two seats still left"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423888

>>423883
Smirk.
"Just the best for the two of us."

Wave at Abilio.
"Hey, when will you have time? I gotta' chat with you."

Spring Water [Doctor] 423889

>>423881
"You're a griffin, your body is adapted to eating raw meat and fish. Ours isn't."

Tela [Spellsword] 423891

>>423883
"Yeah yeah, shut up Dainty."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423892

>>423889
"Seekkill already say island ponies eat fish. Fish not hurt island ponies. Make them good."
1d10

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423894

>>423892
[1d10]
Hurrrrr

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423897

>>423892
>>423894
"Talking make Seekkill hungry."

>>423870
I fly out over the ocean and look for fish.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

Spring Water [Doctor] 423898

>>423892
"Say what you want, this is scientifically backed!"

Wf+6 423903

>>423876
He is still there. There seems to be a… beached whale rotting in the sun next to him now.

He gestures at it, and surprisingly, its maw opens. He casually walks inside. Perhaps he wants you to follow?

>>423862
"Perhaps. I will humor you, at least."

>>423887
"There are seven seats on the council and they have seven year terms, so each year, only one seat is up for election. This year is seat four."

>>423888
"All these interruptions keep pushing back my paperwork… but I'm wrapping up here."

>>423897
You swoop over the surface and grab a couple without even getting your feathers wet.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423908

>>423903
"Indeed, I will leave you be for the time being, mister Abilio. Thank you for your time."
Leave and go find Mellow.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423910

>>423903
Am I seeing that beached whale and Felfire from where I am? If so I dive down and land next to Felfire.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423911

>>423903
"Yeah, well, pardon my prench, but fuck paperwork.
What about the turning-me-back-into-a-mare project? I'd need that one sped up."

>>423908
"Ta-ta."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423913

>>423903
Take the deer back to the ships!

Felfire [Necromancer] 423914

>>423903
Yep, this is totally worth giving up all cares and worries for.
An. Undead. Whale!
Get in!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423918

>>423898
>>423903
"Um… can we cook the fish then? How do you cook a fish?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 423922

>>423918
"… I don't know. I never cooked fish myself…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423924

>>423922
"It can't be that hard!… Right?"

Chip(DD knight) 423925

>>423903
Hmmmm this wont do.
Go to an area of the square and find a place.building to set on fire. Fire always makes for good distraction and panic.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Spring Water [Doctor] 423932

>>423924
"Uh… maybe."

Wf+6 423934

>>423922
>>423918
"Curry knows how. He told me so!"

>>423914
As you enter, you can feel it close and submerge itself underneath the waves. The mouth is a perfect seal, though, and no water seeps inside. The baleen has a number of skeletons suspended in it. Seems useful for trapping enemies.

The inside of the whale is… nice. After a small threshold, it's actually tiled. There are still corpse walls, of course, but the smell is surprisingly not awful, and there seem to be a collection of artifacts (each well secured to the floor).

You may speak.

>>423913
He returns with you. To which ship will you go?

>>423911
"Hmmm… there is SOMETHING you could do…"

>>423910
That's on the other side of the docks, on a different beach, several hundred meters away with stuff blocking view.

>>423908
Mellow Marsh isn't on the ships, bu you can see him surveying a large wooden crane nearby on the shore.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423936

>>423934
Nod.
"Yes, yes, what is it?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423937

>>423934
"Do you know where mister Curry is?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 423938

>>423934
Approach him
"Mister Marsh. A good day to you."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423940

>>423934
I return to the beach with Spring and Summer.

>>423932
>>423937
I swallow one of my fishes hole and offer the other to the two of you.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423942

>>423934
"Oh, and by the way, this here is Tela, a good friend of mine from way back. Just so you know."

Sateo [DD Berserker] 423946

>>423934
The main ship, I'd like to introduce him to the commodore.

Wf+6 423949

>>423936
"I need the most stuck up, detached, cold, prudish mare in Reptil. Not for me, for my project. Explaining it will take way too much time at this point, and I have paperwork to do. If you can get me one, that should help."

>>423938
"Light Heart. I heard about your placement. Congratulations."

>>423940
>>423937
"I'm not sure. Last I saw, he walked off with Emrille."

>>423942
"I figured she was more than a mount. She must be on the Seaworthy."

>>423946
You head to the Eagle's Roost, but Smitts is on the Hourglass.

Tela [Spellsword] 423951

>>423942
I roll my eyes
"Gee, thanks for at least introducing me…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 423952

>>423934
I like the whale.
So, you taught Abilio how to use the contracts?
He did one on me.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423953

>>423949
"And I have heard about yours. Congratulations."
I look at the crane he's observing.
"I am pleased to know we will be working together more closely in the future."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423954

>>423940
>>423949
"Well… let's just try cooking it ourselves then!"
I perk up.
"…Where's a stove though?"

Chip(DD knight) 423955

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423958

>>423951
>>423949
"Well you were like a mute. You can say your own piece, Abilio won't bite."

>>423949
"The most emotionless, cold mare I could find? In Reptil? That won't be easy. Any more specific details that might help me out?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 423959

>>423940
"… Thanks."
I reluctantly take it with my magic.

>>423954
"… Maybe on the fleet?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 423963

>>423952
Wait, no mind talk.
Out loud.

Tela [Spellsword] 423964

>>423949
"Yeah, I think so. My unofficial job is to keep this idiot on my back from messing shit up."

>>423958
"I'm just a merc, I doubt he'd care."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 423966

>>423954
>>423959
I shake my head.
"Silly ponies. Why not make fire if want cook fish?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423968

>>423964
"I guess you lack my levels of magic and second cutie mark earning abilities."
Smirk.

Tela [Spellsword] 423969

>>423968
"I've been practicing magic before you could even hold a gun straight, you little shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423971

>>423969
Stick out my tongue at her.
"We'll argue about my superiority later."

Wf+6 423977

>>423952
>>423963
No. The Fullmaster is not aware of my identity, though I am certain he suspects something. I cannot say for sure about the contract he gave you and how binding it is without having seen it, however.

As for the whale, it is called Big Fish. I created it to house my more sensitive artifacts.


>>423953
It's a cargo crane. Apparently he's been overseeing a shipment of foodstuffs and alcohol for the fleet.

"Yes, the pleasure is all mine. I'm sure you have some leadership experience with your retinue. I think it's likely they'll put you on as duty officer. Aside from that… anything specific you wanted to talk about?"

>>423954
>>423959
"We could make a fire!"

>>423925
You light one of your candles and throw it onto a thatch roof. A few minutes later, a fire has started.

It starts spreading from roof to roof rapidly and starts a massive fire in the mercantile district, which is mostly thatch.

Civilians begin to panic, and everyone begins fighting the fire.

>>423964
"Emrille began as a mercenary as well, as I recall."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423978

>>423959
>>423966
"Okay… we can try that I guess!"
I try to go and gather some driftwood.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 423981

>>423978
There's a lot of random driftwood around the docks. You amass a small pile quickly.

Light Heart [Warlord] 423983

>>423977
"I was wondering if you needed anything from me. Or if the Sirocco needed anything specific from me."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423984

Chip(DD knight) 423985

>>423977
Follow Russo amongst the flame. If an opportunity opens itself, kill him with my sword.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 423988

>>423981
Neat!
I try to build it into… something that looks like a campfire, and then light it!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 423990

>>423977
Raise a brow.
"I was sure he knew…
Oh well.
So, one of the reasons I wanted to see you is simple.
I'm pursuing lichdom, and am looking for a philactery forge to make a soul catalyst.
The black tongue is rumored to have one, but before asking to Dolly I'd rather see if you know anything."

Tela [Spellsword] 423992

>>423977
"Yeah, she did. We used to do jobs together, she and I. Guess I just couldn't get rid of her forever, so we ended up meeting again."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 423993

>>423992
"And how!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 423996

>>423988
Don't forget about the stone circle around the fire!

423998

>>423981
I fly out and look for more fish.

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

Sateo [DD Berserker] 424000

>>423949
"Well, this is the main ship, Eagle's Roost." I say proudly. "She's a real beauty." I give him a quick tour of that ship before taking him over to the hour glass to look for Smitts.

Wf+6 424004

>>423983
"In general, crewmembers. Most of the important roles are covered, but we're short on menials and general raiders. Money for the coffers is good, too. Alternatively, if you think of something the ship lacks and want to try to add it, feel free to contract that, as long as it doesn't weigh us down or make us less aerodynamic. It's our role in the fleet."

He points over at the burning mercantile district. "I'd say look there for contractors, but it seems an inferno has broken out."

>>423985
He hasn't left the podium, however. He and Cloud King and still debating.

Russo remarks that the fire will create more jobs as fireponies.

Cloud King says we should have the freedom to set fires if we want to.

The smoke is getting thick and strangulating. You cough.

>>423988
You bash your horn against some flint repeatedly until a spark appears. Of course, sparks aren't useful in lighting wet wood, and you don't know how to get more warmth. Then inspiration strikes! You go over to the now-burning city of Reptil and pull loose a flaming board from a shop, then throw it on the fire. None of the other sopping wet wood wants to burn… it smokes, but it'll catch eventually.

…Wait, burning Reptil?

>>423998
You go out and nab three more. You notice as you loop back that a huge fire has broken out.

>>424000
He nods respectfully but turns his attention back to town.

"Should we help with that? It seems there is a large fire."

Wf+6 424006

>>423958
"Just someone that it would be near-impossible to talk into bed."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424007

>>424004
I eat two and drop the last one by Spring and Summer.
"That not look good."

Felfire [Necromancer] 424008

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424009

>>424004
Burning Reptil?
I turn back to look at the city a-
"AAAAA! THE CITY'S ON FIRE!"
I dive underneath Spring.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424010

>>424004
I look over
"Oh dear… That looks quite unpleasant. I was thinking about adding some additional furniture to my cabin. Nothing too major."

Chip(DD knight) 424011

>>424004
If thats the case just shoot him in the head with my crossbow, if that wont do. punch him with my cestus.
>rng pls.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Tony [Trickster] 424012

>>424004
Oh great, a fire.
Best get out of here before people think it's me.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424014

>>424006
"That's… strange, I guess, but okay. I'll do my best to find a non-bed-able mare. Was that all?"

Wf+6 424015

>>423990
That is partially correct. The Blacktongue Cult did have on at one point. I absconded with it.

He gestures at an odd, furnace-like hunk of metal in the corner. It has strange protrusions and a heavy metal grate.

Sateo [DD Berserker] 424017

>>424004
I blink "Oh, not again.." I frown "This be somethin' we can't help wit.. I'm sorry."

Spring Water [Doctor] 424018

>>424009
"Oh no… how did that happen!?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 424020

>>424015
My eyes will light up and I'll show all my teeth in a smile as wide as my face.
"You… Ohohoh!
This is incredible! Best shot since I joined the fleet."
Look at him.
"Will it be okay if I use it?"

Wf+6 424025

>>424010
"That shouldn't be a problem, assuming you have somewhere to buy it."

>>424012
You return to the ships.

>>424014
"That's all for now."

>>424011
You fire your bow, and miss, then you close and attempt a sucker punch.

Russo grips you and flings you into a burning building, which collapses on top of you.

"Hard-working machines, son. That's what makes jobs!"

0/7 h
6/7 w

>>424020
Use of a phylactery forge without proper training will result in the destruction of your soul. So go ahead: I don't care.

Wf+6 424026

>>424025
[Pause]

Felfire [Necromancer] 424028

>>424025
"Yeah, that much was obvious.
Anyway, Dolly is gonna inform me if she learns anything about the succession, will report back to you as soon as I have news.
How do I contact you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424034

>>424025
"I have a distinct feeling my chances to buy furniture are literally burning to cinders. Would the ship's carpenters be able to build some basic beds and whatnot?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424265

Sometime during the first day of Reptil… go look for Tela and Emrille.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424266

>>424265
Wave at her from my comfy saddle on Tela's back.
"Hey there, Light."

Tela [Spellsword] 424267

>>424265
"Sup, Dainty?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424268

>>424266
>>424267
"Miss Emrille, miss Tela. A good day to you both. How are you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424269

>>424268
"Good, very good!"
Grin

Tela [Spellsword] 424270

>>424268
"Just fine and dandy. If it wasn't for the fact that I lost a chunk of my earnings, I'd be goddamn ecstatic."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424271

>>424269
>>424270
"Excellent. I have news for you, if you are interested. I have been promoted to third mate of the Sirocco by mister Smitts today."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424272

>>424271
Impressive.
"Not bad.
Does it pay well?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424273

>>424271
I smirk
"Nice going. Bet that's gonna benefit you in a whole lot of ways, right?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424274

>>424272
>>424273
"The payment is higher than that of an officer, at least. Although money is not my main focus. Rather, the personal cabin that comes with the position is something I desired and now have in my possession."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424275

>>424274
"Hey, if the money doesn't matter, maybe you could slip some of it to me then!
But fuck, a personal cabin sounds nice. I can barely believe there is no room for anypony else but mates to have cabins."

Tela [Spellsword] 424276

>>424274
"Personal cabin, huh?"
I smirk
"I bet Rosy likes that part a lot too."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424277

>>424275
I chuckle
"I never said it didn't matter to me, miss Emrille. It simply is not my main focus at the time."

>>424276
I nod
"She was very pleased of course, as is the rest of my retinue. I will soon have our unicorns transferred to the Sirocco too. The reason why I approached you both is because I wished to ask you if you would like to be transferred over as well. I would much appreciate it if you agreed."

Tela [Spellsword] 424278

>>424277
I smirk and salute her
"Shit yeah I do, ma'am."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424279

>>424277
"That might be great.
I'd have to check with Abilio first, y'know how he offered me to stay in his cabin sometimes and all.
And hey, not even a bit of side payment?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424280

>>424278
"Excellent. Thank you, Tela."

>>424279
"Miss Emrille please, I believe I have been most generous to you so far already. There is no need for greed to get in the way of our continued cooperation, is there?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424281

>>424280
"Of course not. I'm not saying I need it, just that I would not shun you if you wanted to give me money."
Tap the saddle.
"An officer like me got a lot of expenses too."

Tela [Spellsword] 424282

>>424280
"Don't mind Emmy. Her cocksucking business is taking a dive and she needs money."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424283

>>424281
"Indeed, so you will have to forgive me from refraining from granting additional funds to you for the time being. Although I can certainly keep your request in mind in the future."

>>424282
I chuckle
"An understandable predicament, I suppose."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424284

>>424283
I grin.
"I'm not going anywhere far in that case. Y'know where to find me."

>>424282
Boop her head.
"Don't you have some good news too, you whore?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424285

>>424284
"Eh… I guess…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424286

>>424284
"Of course I do."

>>424285
I raise an eyebrow.
"Is there something ahoof?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424287

>>424286
"Eurgh… no. Not really."
I look at Emrille
"Come on squirt. Let's go."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424288

>>424287
Shake my head.
"Ah-ah-aaaah, you asked for it!
You don't want to keep it a secret, do you?~"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424289

>>424287
>>424288
"I feel as if I am missing some vital information here."

Tela [Spellsword] 424290

>>424288
>>424289
I grumble
"Fucking… yeah okay… Emmy and I are uh… together now. There. I said it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424291

>>424290
Snicker but say nothing.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424292

>>424290
I smile broadly
"My my my… That is most intriguing, miss Tela. I must say, I had no idea the sexual tension between you two was that high."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424293

>>424292
Try not to laugh out loud at that.
'1d10-2'

Roll #1 1 - 2 = -1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424294

>>424293
Nope, I roll off the saddle and fall to the ground, but I don't mind since I'm too busy laughing my ass off.

Tela [Spellsword] 424295

>>424291
Swish at her with my tail

>>424292
I grit my teeth
"Really fucking funny, Dainty. No really. Ha-fucking-ha."

>>424293
"S-Shut the fuck up!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424296

>>424295
I chuckle heartily
"My apologies. I am happy for you, Tela. Congratulations."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424297

>>424296
>>424295
Can I stop laughing?
Make it stop!
'1d10-2'

Roll #1 5 - 2 = 3

Tela [Spellsword] 424298

>>424294
>>424296
>>424297
"I fucking swear…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424299

>>424298
I will laugh for a bit more before stopping to take deep breaths and try and calm down.
"Oh… oh fucking wow, Light, that was good."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424300

>>424298
>>424299
I smile
"I meant no offense, of course."

Tela [Spellsword] 424301

>>424300
I get up and walk away
"Yeah yeah, go get fucked."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424302

>>424300
"Yeah, she's still coming to terms with liking mares, excuse her."

>>424301
Snicker again, then wink at Light Heart.
"See you around."

Then flutter back in the saddle.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424303

>>424299
"Stay here for a moment, miss Emrille."
I wink at her

>>424301
Walk after her
"Tela please, do not take this so personal."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424304

>>424303
>>424302
Oh, right, I'll stay back then.

Tela [Spellsword] 424305

>>424303
"Fuck you. I'm not gonna act as your laughing stock. Go pester someone else."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424306

>>424305
"You should know by now that I value your presence greatly, Tela. I am sorry if I upset you. And besides…"
Lean in a little closer, whispering in her ear
"Do you truly believe little Summer approached you on her own accord?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424307

>>424306
I freeze on the spot
"… What?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424308

>>424307
I smile knowingly
"I do so love it when things work out well."

Tela [Spellsword] 424309

>>424308
"Did you just-"
I shake my head
"Are you fucking kidding me? You're the one who-"
I stop myself and sigh
"I don't even care anymore. Whatever. Sure. I'm not gonna let this shit get to me."
Keep walking.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424310

>>424309
"If you need any private advice, my door is always open."
I let her walk away.
"Have a good day, Tela. Please do not forget to enjoy yourself."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424311

>>424309
I catch up soon after I see they are done talking.
"What's wrong?~"

Tela [Spellsword] 424312

>>424311
"Fuck you. I know you were involved as well. Don't act like you don't know."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424313

>>424312
"Involved in what, honey?~"

Tela [Spellsword] 424314

>>424313
"Dainty is the one who orchestrated this whole damn thing. She sent Summer after me because she knew. I feel fucking deceived."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424315

>>424314
Fly in front of her and place a hoof on her chest.
"Aww, poor lil' Tela.
They may play with your feelings, but I'd never, okay?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424316

>>424315
"You knew nothing about this whole thing? You better not be lying to me or I swear…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424317

>>424316
Shrug, still midair in front of her.
"I did always suspect you wanted to get it on with mares, if that's what you're asking."

Tela [Spellsword] 424318

>>424317
I huff
"Stallions are fine by me too. I'm not afraid of dicks like you are."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424319

>>424318
"I never said I'm afraid of them."
Land on her back again.
"Just how many dicks did you take then? You are not too used, are you?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424320

>>424319
I roll my eyes
"No, I'm not fucking too used. I got better shit to do."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424321

>>424320
"Only a bit used then?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424322

>>424321
I kick at the ground
"… I guess. What the fuck does it matter to you? I'm with you now, remember?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424323

>>424322
I snort amusedly.
"It doesn't hurt to ask. Just wanted to know how big of a whore you are."

Tela [Spellsword] 424324

>>424323
"I move around a lot, you really think I ever had the time for a stable relationship before? I know you like whoring it up constantly, but I sure as hell don't. There. Fucking happy?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424325

>>424324
Caress her mane from behind.
"Hey, hey, why are you so fucking agressive, I'm just chatting it up! I didn't have any long relationships either, y'know that I travel a lot just like you do."

Tela [Spellsword] 424326

>>424325
"Probably why you were so desperate and pissy when you failed to hook up with the doc."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424327

>>424326
"Who said I failed completely?~"

Tela [Spellsword] 424328

>>424327
"You did. You came crying to me about it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424329

>>424328
"Was that before or after she and I kissed?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424330

>>424329
I do a double take at that
"… Wait what!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424331

>>424330
"Oh, I didn't tell you?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424332

>>424331
"No you didn't!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424333

>>424332
"Whoops~"

Tela [Spellsword] 424334

>>424333
I just glower at her

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424335

>>424334
"You didn't ask…"

Tela [Spellsword] 424336

>>424335
"… Fuck you. Seriously. Fuck. You."
I turn around and walk away from her

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424337

>>424336
Fly after her.
"What? That was a while ago! I've got you now!"

Tela [Spellsword] 424338

>>424337
"Doesn't mean you should gloat about it in my face you stupid bint."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424339

>>424338
Smirk and fly beside her.
"I think somepony is jealous~"

Tela [Spellsword] 424340

>>424339
"Do I need to shove my sword up your cunt and turn you into a goddamn popsicle or what? You can't just fucking… play around like that. I know it's hard for your tiny brainmass to compute, but I have feelings too. Big fucking surprise there huh?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424341

>>424340
"And I'm proud of you."

Tela [Spellsword] 424342

>>424341
"What?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424343

>>424342
Smile at her, but sincerely this time.
"You heard me. You didn't fucking care if I'd laugh at you or make fun of you, you just told me what you feel. It's nice to know I matter that much to you."

Tela [Spellsword] 424344

>>424343
I stare her down for a moment.
"… You know how hard it is for me to not take your little faggot face and stomp it into the floorboards of the deck right now?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424345

>>424344
"You love me too much to do that."

Tela [Spellsword] 424346

>>424345
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tela [Spellsword] 424347

>>424345
>>424346
"… Just stop fucking around already. And show some goddamn respect at least."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424348

>>424347
"I just showed you some. I wasn't teasing now."
Flutter closer and whisper.
"I'm really happy now, okay? I really am.
Don't make this more cheesy, okay?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424349

>>424348
"Yeah yeah, whatever. Just get your ass back in the saddle so we can move on and forget this."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424350

>>424349
"Not yet. I have to speak with Light first.
You and I are going to move out to Reptil in less than half an hour to do what Abilio asked, okay?"

Tela [Spellsword] 424351

>>424350
"Sure, whatever."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424352

>>424351
"Hey."
Flutter close and give her a quick smooch on her lips.
"Chin up, Tela. I have a feeling things are going to get good soon."

Tela [Spellsword] 424353

>>424352
"Make sure to tell Dainty she's a goddamn deceptive whore, alright?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424354

>>424353
Nod.
"Right. Don't wander too far."

Fly off and find LH again.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424355

>>424354
"Something more you need, miss Emrille?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424356

>>424355
"Yeah."
Land in front of her.
"Tela says you are a deceptive whore.
But I need to talk business with you."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424357

>>424356
I smile and sit back on my haunches.
"Of course."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424358

>>424357
"I need to find a very specific pony in Reptil for Abilio's experiments. You are a better person-pony and whatnot, so you might have a good idea or two where to look."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424359

>>424358
"I see. Do elaborate."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424360

>>424359
Clear my throat.
"So, he needs the, weird, I know, 'most stuck up, detached, cold, prudish, near impossible to talk to bed mare' in Reptil."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424361

>>424360
I raise a brow
"… I see. That is quite the request."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424362

>>424361
I nod.
"In this place, of all cities. Could have been easy in Autumnsreach. Got any ideas?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424363

>>424362
I nod slowly
"Why yes, I believe I do."
I take out a piece of paper and write down the address of the drinking establishment I visited earlier.
"You may find somepony like that there, although I cannot make any promises. Do make sure you are dressed appropriately. They do not let just anypony inside there."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424364

>>424363
I look at the adress.
"Why, what's this place?"
Look over myself.
"And you think this uniform will do? And should I speak fancy and try not to swear when I try to get in?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424365

>>424364
"A upper-class drinking establishment I visited earlier."
I look her over
"I suppose your current attire is decent, although your small appearance may cause issues. I would join you and act as your companion, but I simply do not have the time to spare."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424366

>>424365
"This is some help already. Any more tips or something? You have an eye for this kinda' thing."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424367

>>424366
"Logic dictates that the type of ponies you described would stick together in a city such as Reptil. I very much doubt you would find one at random, unless you get lucky. I believe this address may be your best chance for the time being. Of course, there are bouncers present, so getting her to join you back to the fleet may be problematic. Another place you could visit is the theater."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424368

>>424367
"I won't just knock them out and drag them here.
I might try to persuade… Hm, I may have a plan on how to bait the lucky mare here, if I find a right subject."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424369

>>424368
"Do stay polite, miss Emrille. Things could be impossibly hard for you otherwise."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424370

>>424369
Fix the neck of my uniform.
"I can be polite if I really want to. It's just a fucking bother."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424371

>>424370
"I am certain you will find the effort worthwhile, miss Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424372

>>424371
Nod.
"I really hope whoever I'll find will be good so I can get over this bullshit."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424373

>>424372
"I am not quite sure I understand what the purpose is."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424374

>>424373
"Me neither, but I don't care, as long as it works."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424375

>>424374
"Works?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424376

>>424375
"It's for the experiment."
Raise my flank a bit.
"Abilio needs tests and shit to make sure I don't lose this mark if he turns me back into a mare."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424377

>>424376
What a cute flank.
"Ah, it has to do with that."
I chuckle
"Is miss Tela urging you to double your efforts on turning yourself back into an adult?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424378

>>424377
Smirk.
"I don't think you need to wonder why.
She's such a slut, isn't she?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424379

>>424378
"I cannot make such accusations of one of my loyal associates, miss Emrille. Miss Tela is a valuable asset to the team."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424380

>>424379
"I think she is after my assets now."
Chuckle.
"But that aside, I miss my saddle and rifle too. It packs a bigger punch, and if I can get my hooves on one of those repeaters, I will be in heaven."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424381

>>424380
"I must say, they do sound interesting, those repeaters."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424382

>>424381
"I'll try to recruit the guy tomorrow. If nothing else, your little gadget smith can copy them and make more for the fleet.
…Oh, and by the way, since he's your pal and everything, you could barter a free scope and stabilizer for my guns from him, couldn't you? Same crew, after all."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424383

>>424382
"Perhaps perhaps… It rather depends on how cooperative mister Stein will be. We shall see, I suppose."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424384

>>424383
"It would be beneficial for everypony. I get a boost, and you get a better hired gun once you need somepony killed."
Grin.
"That's a win-win. But he seemed like a nice guy."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424385

>>424384
"As you say, miss Emrille. As you say."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424386

>>424385
"That's all for now. Thanks for the tip!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424387

>>424386
"Have a nice day then."
I give her a polite nod and walk off.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424388

>>424387
And back to Tela I go.

Wf+6 424813

>>424028
If your abilities are sufficient, you will be able to signal to Big Fish like you can a minion. It will not likely respond, but it will be enough for me to know you are ready. If come up lacking, I'm not interested in what you have to say.

>>424034

>>424018
>>424017
>>424009
>>424007
Weren't you still on the first day?

I think you were. No fire for you. Retcon.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424816

>>424813
"Have fun with breaking fish meat. Seekkill going hunt bigger game."
I fly off to the forest.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424818

>>424813
Pick up Tela, then look for the adress Light Heart gave me.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424819

>>424813
We were.
I'll also leave Mellow alone for now. Nothing more to say to him.
Now… I'm alone right? Go to the slave markets.

Sylt 424820

>>424813
Smirk.
"Good. See you sooner than you might expect, then."
To the outside I go.
I wonder what the kid's doing, I had promised to take her dress-hunting…

Wf+6 424825

>>424816
The forest around Reptil is a little ill-defined. It has no true beginning or end, mingling with haphazard shacks in the suburbs until finally giving way to true canopy. Where it does give way, however, it is thick and overgrown. There is only one settlement outside of Reptil that you can see, which is a clearing of tribal deer. To the north, at the very edge of the island that Reptil sits on, there appears to be another small settlement as well, but it is so distant that it is hard to make out from here.

>>424818
Tela is too heavy to lift in your current diminutive form, but you head to the address anyway. It looks like a pretty high-class club.

The bouncer stops you at the door with a hoof.

>>424819
You arrive. There's an auction drawing to a close, as well as a few private stalls, but given that the sun is setting, most merchants have packed up.

>>424820
Summer is no doubt still on the beach, attempting to nurse a fire with sopping wet driftwood.

424826

>>424825
Right, be quick then. I need to find a maid for my cabin… what do the prices look like?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424828

>>424825
Crap, Tela might not be around
Look at the bouncer.
"Excuse me, what seems to be the problem?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 424829

>>424825
2qt.
Maybe I should go alone then. Stop for a moment on the beach, looking at her from afar.

You know Fervy, I was good with music, a while ago…

Tela [Spellsword] 424831

>>424825
"Uh…. Emmy?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424832

>>424825
Curry reactivated. Back on the beach. Let's say I was hunting for dry wood that isn't part of the town. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424833

>>424831
"This is the place that acquaintance of mine told us about."
Wink at her.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424837

>>424825
I make a mental note to go deer hunting later then fly over to check out the other settlement. rolling to spot details.
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

Wf+6 424838

>>424826
They very based on breed, health, age, et cetera. None of them are particularly cheap.

Slaves have always been a sort of top 3% kind of thing.

>>424828
He looks you over.

"I gots no problems wits a little girls comin' in heres, but yous gotsta haves class, see? No pirate getsups. Gets yous a nicers outsfits."

>>424829
You only have Magenta out right now.

Reaaaaaaal smooth Juliet. Are you some kind of raaaaaaacist? Aaaaaaall us shaaaaadows look alike?

>>424832
You acquire a couple boards near a wharf.

Wf+6 424841

>>424837
It's a sort of temple made out of stone blocks. It seems to have been abandoned for quite some time. It seems… familiar.

424842

>>424841
I land in front of the entrance and grip my staff tightly. What can I hear and smell?

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 424843

>>424838
Chuckle a bit.
Yeah, shadow of bones do look alike. Hard to tell you from one another.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424844

>>424838
Excellent. Bring them over to the fire pile.
Do I notice Felfire skulking about on the beach? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 424845

>>424838
How many doubloons are we talking here? I got a few to spare.

I need a pony that would look good in a maid uniform.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424846

>>424844
Looks like I do.
>>424843
I'll wave to her, and call out.
"Care to join us?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 424848

>>424846
Raise a brow.
"You keep your distance, right?"

Tony [Trickster] 424849

>>424838
Am I still in a fire-free Reptil?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424850

>>424848
"I believe I've said previously I wouldn't get closer than you were comfortable with."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424851

>>424838
"Nicer than this? I could hardly imagine."

Tela [Spellsword] 424852

>>424838
I cock a brow
"We're not poor folk, if that's what you're concerned about."

Felfire [Necromancer] 424854

>>424850
Roll my eyes and move closer.
"What's she up to?"
Point at the kid.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424856

>>424854
"I believe she's trying to cook a fish. I was gathering dryer wood."
I'll float the bundle of sticks up a bit to draw attention to them.
"You're free to join us, if you like. And after Summer is put to bed, I was thinking of hitting the town. Have you gone out yet?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 424859

>>424856
Shake my head.
"Been busy."
Peek over Curry's shoulder, looking at Summer.
"Doesn't she want to go look for dresses?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424860

>>424859
I'll think for a moment.
"We did all agree to that, didn't we? Her mind's filled with the thought of fish at the moment, though, so we can remind her. And it's not so late yet that she can't stay up a bit longer to go shopping. Spring might enjoy herself as well."
I'll start moving towards Mera, Spring, and Summer.
"The offer to join us for some fish is still open, of course."

Felfire [Necromancer] 424861

>>424860
"Ah… Sure."

Wf+6 424862

>>424849
I think it's still the middle of the night for you.

>>424845
Amazingly you can afford some, which is not something I expected.

The absolute cheapest healthy, adult slave is 500 bits (10 doubloons). The most expensive is 1500 bits (30 doubloons). There are healthy fillies around 400 bits, though.

Sick ponies are generally on sale. Those that are terminal have "close out" or "clearance" prices that are very equitable.

>>424851
>>424852
"This is a highs class joints. Yous tryin to impunes this club's honors? Comes backs in somethings nicers than whats you'd wears intos a bars fights."

Tony [Trickster] 424864

>>424862
It should be.
Oh well, go back to the ship for now.

Wf+6 424865

>>424864
You're back.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424866

>>424862
Roll my eyes.
"We will be back."
Start flying away.
"Come, Tela."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424867

>>424866
Oh and by that I mean back to the ships, to Abilio's office.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424868

>>424862
Hot damn… then, the sick ponies could be cured… Ah, nevermind. Too pricey. So pricey. Not worth it.

I'll go to visit a bar instead. Maybe I can find some recruits for the fleet.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424869

>>424862
And Felfire and I are back at our little campfire, such as it is. Here comes the dry wood.

Tela [Spellsword] 424871

>>424866
"Well that was a waste of time. Thanks for dragging me along."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424872

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424874

>>424871
"Feel free to do whatever the fuck you want to do by yourself then, I'm doing this.
Party for you, so you won't look like a fucking filly fondler."

Felfire [Necromancer] 424876

>>424869
>>424862
And I'll sit down, giving a temptative smile to the ponies here.

Wf+6 424877

>>424867
You head back.

>>424868
You muse that they're probably cheaper where there is more supply. You can think of at least one place.

Roll and specify a type of bar.

>>424842
You glide low over the ruins, and you think you see a glint. Turning your head, you get distracted and slam, wing-first into a tomb peak. Then you topple down several flights of stairs to the bottom of the ruins.

That was incredibly painful. You won't be able to fly cleanly until you get some professional healing. You must roll for flight until it's treated.

Tela [Spellsword] 424878

>>424874
That'll shut me right up

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424879

>>424877
I clench my beak until I can get a handle on my pain. If there is still light enough to see things then I roll my dice.
[11d4]

Roll #1 2, 4, 3, 4, 2, 3, 4, 3, 3, 1, 2 = 31

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424880

>>424879
Looking surprised, I scoop my dice up and start walking down the tunnel until it gets too dark to see.

424881

>>424877
Just a normal bar with a decent amount of ponies in it. Sailors and whatnot, preferably. Maybe I'll get lucky and find some jobless ones.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424882

>>424877
Knock.
"Abilio, open up please. I got a lead, but I need your help."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424884

>>424877
Alright, now that I've brought some dry wood, let's see if we can't get a decent fire started. Move the wet wood, and set up some of the dry wood, leaving a little leftover to keep it going after it catches. And then, give it a little spark. Huzzah for unicorn horn firestarter spells that were created out of necessity. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Tony [Trickster] 424885

>>424877
Oooh, I know. I'll talk to Itztli some more.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424887

>>424884
Can I keep it from going disastrously bad?

Wf+6 424891

>>424882
A deep sigh.

"Alright, come in."

>>424881
You arrive at the scurviest, toughest bar in town. A huge, hulking buffalo stops you at the door.

"Welcome to the Sour Spittoon. How tough are ya?"

>>424880
Into the deepdark.

The air here is thick with dust. You walk through many webs, showering yourself with '1d250' spiders, which scurry away quickly.

Finally, after your trek down several flights, you reach a junction. Left… or right… ?

>>424884
You say a little prayer to Campfire, one of the lesser-known divines, whose sphere is cooking in the outdoors.

Campfire is a jealous being it would seem however, because you are soon engulfed in terrible, terrible flames.

>>424887
Only you can prevent beach fires.

>>424885
He is perched on a cannon on the Eagle's Roost.

Roll #1 57 = 57

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424892

>>424887
>>424891
>completely forgetting to roll
'1d10'
I try to put Curry out!

Roll #1 1 = 1

424894

>>424891
Oh Luna!
Grab and push Curry into the sea with my telekinesis!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tony [Trickster] 424895

>>424891
Do a little bow before I approach him.
"Hello Itztli."

Felfire [Necromancer] 424896

>>424891
Yeah okay, I should…
Raise dead on the water and have the elemental wash Curry!
That's what I'd say if I had that skill.
Instead, the shadow grabs Curry and drags him into the sea.
'1d10'
And I grab Summer and do the same.
'1d10'

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

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424898

>>424891
Go in.
"Just a quick thing. You can do that thing with your magic, right? I need this uniform to look fancy, like something that would allow me into a high class place. Can you do that,"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424899

>>424898
", please?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424900

>>424891
Oh. Oh no. Run into the sea.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424902

>>424891
I toss a die.
[1d4]

Roll #1 2 = 2

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424904

>>424891
>>424902
I pick it up and go right while tapping my staff ahead of me to find things I cannot see.

424905

>>424891
Well I'm alone so…
Time to act! Make myself look menacing.
"What in Davy Jones' locker did ye just bark at me, ye scurvy bilgerat? I'll have ye know I be the meanest cutthroat on the seven seas, and I've led numerous raids on fishing villages, and raped over 300 wenches. I be trained in hit-and-run pillaging and be the deadliest with a pistol of all the captains on the high seas. Ye be nothing to me but another source o' swag. I'll have yer guts for garters and keel haul ye like never been done before, hear me true. You think ye can hide behind your newfangled computing device? Think twice on that, scallywag. As we parley I be contacting my secret network o' pirates across the sea and yer port is being tracked right now so ye better prepare for the typhoon, weevil. The kind o' monsoon that'll wipe ye off the map. Yer sharkbait, fool. I can sail anywhere, in any waters, and can kill ye in o'er seven hundred ways, and that be just with me hook and fist. Not only do I be top o' the line with a cutlass, but I have an entire pirate fleet at my beck and call and I'll damned sure use it all to wipe yer arse off o' the world, ye dog. If only ye had had the foresight to know what devilish wrath your jibe was about to incur, ye might have belayed the comment. But ye couldn't, ye didn't, and now ye'll pay the ultimate toll, you buffoon. I'll shit fury all over ye and ye'll drown in the depths o' it. Yer fish food now, lad!"

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Tela [Spellsword] 424907

>>424898
"And what about me, huh?"

Wf+6 424908

>>424892
Your untrained magic combusts on contact and causes the fire to become a MAGIC FIRE.

>>424894
You mis-aim and send Summer toppling into the sea.

>>424896
You send Curry for a swim. Now he's drowning AND burning with magic fire.

You sort of paddle out to see Summer, now at sea.

>>424895
"YOU RETURN AGAIN HELLO TONY WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE?"

>>424898
>>424899
He rolls his eyes and gestures, and your uniform transfigures into a glowing ballroom gown. It's not very intimidating anymore, though.

"Enough interruptions now! I have to work on paperwork."

>>424900
You're already being held in the sea, while burning, by a shadow.

>>424902
>>424904
The air here seems moist, and there is a faint glow in this chamber. Your eyes adjust to the demilight, and you can make out a myriad of pots in this room.

The faint light seems to be coming from the walls. There are words inscribed in them, and the letters are glowing very faintly. You recognize this language: it is the language from the temple back on your island.

>>424907
He groans and turns your mercenary getup into a gown, too.

"Happy, princess? Now leave me be."

Wf+6 424909

>>424905
He pales and backs off. "Oh, sorry to keep you waiting, miss."

424911

>>424908
Aaaaaaa! Get Summer out NOW!
"Mera! Help!"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 424912

>>424908
"Nothing really. I just wanted to talk." I sit down.
"I've been to the Burning Beach."

Felfire [Necromancer] 424914

>>424908
Are you serious? Fucking Magenta.
Magic fire. Fuckign right.
Shadow brings him above ground again.
'1d10'
I try to fish Summer up.
'1d10'
"Spring! Outburn that fire with magic!"

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 4 = 4

424915

>>424909
"Yarr."
Walk inside and take a gander around. How's this place look? How many people? How many of them look desperate?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424916

>>424908
"It's for the greater good, thanks!"

Let's head back there with Tela.
"I might have a plan, so try to act fancy like Light Heart does all the time. We can't fuck this up."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424917

>>424908
Oh Luna, what did I do to deserve this? Was it because I boned Light Heart? It was, wasn't it?
Try to put the fire out. Magic defeats magic, right? '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424918

>>424908
I trace my talons over the words as I read them.

424919

>>424908
"Hey, I'm just helping Emmy. Sorry pal."

>>424916
"Sure, whatever."
… how pretty do I look in my gown?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424920

>>424908
AAAAAAA
I try to get back to shore!
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424922

>>424919
Not prettier than usual it seems

Wf+6 424925

>>424911
>>424914
You both fail to recover Summer, but Mera fishes her out with relative ease.

>>424912
"I SEE WHAT DID YOU THINK?"

>>424914
Well, at least he's not drownink anymore.

>>424915
It's pretty empty. There must be pretty tough requirements to get in.

Most everyone is at the bar, but they look pretty rough.

>>424917
You add some fuel to the fire, and it hurts. Oh, it hurts.

3/5 wounds.

>>424918
The runes cover the whole chamber. They don't make much sense from where you start at… like picking up a story right in the middle. It refers to characters and places you've never heard of. Maybe it's a history wall.

You nearly topple a pot as you read, and you resolve to be more careful.

>>424919
>>424922
They say the dress doesn't make the dame.

>>424920
Mera helps you back to the shore in one deft movement.

You also get a grip on yourself and the flames fade, like a fire that has had its primary fuel taken away.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424926

>>424925
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Try to push Curry into the water with my magic! Or bring the water to him!
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

424927

>>424925
Very well.
Now, I have to put in practice what Abilio told me.
The control.
CONTROL THE FIRE!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424928

>>424925
Does the bouncer let us in though?

Felfire [Necromancer] 424929

>>424926
We already established magic fire can't be put out with water.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424930

>>424925
I'm pretty rough.
"Hey you there."
Approach the people at the bar.
"Which one of you tough sons a' bitches is looking for some good work aboard a fleet?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424932

>>424929
Oh. Shit.

424933

>>424925
How do we fix this!? Heal Curry!

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Tela [Spellsword] 424934

>>424925
Well… shit. And here I thought Abilio gave me a pretty dress.

Tony [Trickster] 424935

>>424925
"Was quite amazing, even though I mostly remember snakes and woods, on a beach somehow. Anyway, I met this pony, or he might have been a hallucination but he called himself the Knave of Clubs. And he gave me this card, the 3 of Clubs"
Do I still have that card?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424936

>>424925
Ow. At least I'm regenerating one of those every other turn. But now I'm getting angry.
Lighting up my horn, I'll magic the fire off of me, and into the firepit where it belongs. And I don't care how much it complains, that's where it's going. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 424939

>>424927
You haven't the foggiest how to do that, and just end up scrunching at it.

>>424926
It just doesn't work. The TK fades and the water spatters onto thirsty sand.

>>424928
Yes.

>>424933
You just throw more gas on the fire. By which I mean, you cause the flames to grow in size by combusting more magic over them.

2/5 wounds.

>>424930
Two really rough looking earth ponies are at the bar nearest to you. They turn and take a look.

"Awww, Hell, Jimmy. It's been a damn long sight since we been pirates. Whaddya say for old time's sake?"

"Well… with the revolution over with… if the pay is good, maybe."

>>424935
It seems to have disappeared. Was it a dream?

"INTERESTING."

>>424936
Accounting for that you're at 2 wounds.

You sort of… lift most of the fire off. At least the layer that Spring just added. Whew. Cooked meat.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424940

>>424939
I- I try to Heal Curry!
'1d10+5'
C'mon… work!

Roll #1 4 + 5 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 424941

>>424939
Look at the… Lifted fire?
"What. The. F-rog."
And then slump back to my aunches.
This will make for an interesting topic with Abilio, he's into elements.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424942

>>424939
Good.
Let's look around and see, who seems to be the most stuck up mare at first glance?

Tony [Trickster] 424943

>>424939
I scratch my head.
"I seem to have lost that card or maybe it was the herbs…"
Listen to him.
"What do you make of it? He said he was going to stop by the ship too."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424944

>>424939
That's a start. Now keep moving, fire, and I don't care that you're hungry. There's plenty of wood over there in the firepit. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 424945

>>424939
"If ya think ya have what it takest to get on our fleet… eh… apply at the Eagle's Roost in port. We'll see if yer actually tough enough or not."
I raise my voice
"And anypony else who wants to see the damn world instead the bottom of his empty mug."

Spring Water [Doctor] 424946

>>424939
I just prance in place, panicking.

Tela [Spellsword] 424947

>>424942
Just follow her along boredly.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424948

>>424944
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 424949

>>424940
He's still burning, but a little less sizzled.

>>424941
It's not lifted anymore, just moved to the fire ring.

>>424945
"What's it pay, darlin'?"

>>424948
You continue to smoulder like a torch.

>>424943
"I DOUBT YOU LOST IT HE SOUNDS LIKE A GAMBLER."

>>424947
>>424942
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 424950

>>424949
Right. Well, time to put that out. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 424951

>>424949
He is still burning?
Try it one more time. Like if it was an undead.
Focus on the fire. Touch its mind.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424952

>>424925
I try to be careful as I look for the starting point.
[1d10+3] to spot any pots before I knock them over.

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 424953

>>424949
"A gambler? He didn't seem like the usual gamblers you see at the casinos. He seemed more like a….magician."

Light Heart [Warlord] 424954

>>424949
Good question. How much was I payed as a raider? Tell them the sum.
"And guess what? The more useful you are, the more you get payed. And if you ever were to die because you fucked up? You can get resurrected for a small fee! Once in a lifetime deal, folks!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 424955

>>424950
"A-Are you… are you okay? I'm so sorry, my magic just messed up completely!"

Wf+6 424956

>>424949
>>424942
You immediately catch sight of the styled purple mane of a stuck up unicorn in the back. She's sitting alone, like an ice queen, brooding in her corner of the establishment.

>>424950
You finally stamp the fire out with TK.

>>424951
Fire doesn't have a mind, even magic fire. Maybe if a Thinkamancer linked you up with a Shockamancer… even then you don't know Control.

>>424952
You don't spot them and trample over a few, spilling oil all over the floors. Hmm…

You think you find the starting point at the center of the north wall…

It begins… with a great hungerer…

>>424953
"A MAGICAL GAMBLER."

>>424954
You were paid based on the danger of the job and how much was looted.

In any case, roll.

Light Heart [Warlord] 424957

>>424956
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424959

>>424956
Heal Curry again back to full health?
'1d10+5'

Roll #1 7 + 5 = 12

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424961

>>424956
"I think we got who we are looking for."
Walk over there calmly and sit down.
"I hope you do not mind some company."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424962

>>424956
I put the pots back upright then start reading.
[1d10+3 to keep an eye out for any more pots that get in my way.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424963

>>424962
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 424964

>>424956
nofun
Alright, sit back and look at the scene, still kind of… Unsure about what happened.
"That's new."

Tela [Spellsword] 424965

>>424961
eugh…
Sit down as well, but say nothing.

Tony [Trickster] 424966

>>424956
Blink.
"Why would a magical gambler be on the Burning Beach handing out cards?"

Wf+6 424969

>>424957
"Sounds like one o' them there Ponzi Schemes, Jimmy."

>>424959
Topped off.

>>424961
"I do. Please leave me alone, commoners."

>>424962
>>424963
Survivor is not Scholar!

You get lost in cryptic tales and flowing imagery but feel none the wiser for it.

>>424966
"ONE OF THEIR HOLY SITES IS INSIDE THE CITY."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424971

>>424969
that was to keep an eye out for pots. Do I have to roll to read too?

Wf+6 424972

>>424971
Nah. I just thought you were.

It's an optional roll. You can take 6.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424974

>>424969
"Come now, everypony needs somepony to talk to every now and then."
Smile.

Tony [Trickster] 424975

>>424969
"Let me guess, it's a casino?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 424976

>>424969
"Ponzi Schemes? Like hell it is! Do you know how much money I've made in just a few weeks!? More than a thousand bits! And that's not counting the loot, the food and the drink! Hah!"

Tela [Spellsword] 424977

>>424969
I chuckle
"No need to be shy."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 424978

>>424969
"Are you okay mister Curry?…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424979

>>424972
I'll take that 6.

Wf+6 424982

>>424974
>>424977
"Not with a birdbrain or a mud pony."

>>424975
"VERY ASTUTE."

>>424976
There's a general grumble of disbelief and discontentment with your offer.

>>424979
It speaks…

Of an hour of ascension at the eclipse…

And an apocalypse…

And one last son.

Whispers begin to fill the hall, and the letters glow somewhat more brightly…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424983

>>424982
Smirk.
"Ah, I see. Unicorn superiority, right? I know somepony who shares that sentiment of yours."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 424984

>>424982
If there is no more to read then I watch the letters and listen to the whisper.

Tony [Trickster] 424985

>>424982
Despite his monotone voice, that just dripped of sarcasm.
"But if it's a holy site, who do they worship? The Changer? He was there at the Beach…" I think for a second. "Or is it the Laughing One?"

424986

>>424982
"I'm speaking the truth. Lods of emone! Go to the Eagle's Roost or the Sirocco or wherever the fuck and inform yourselves if you don't believe me. I'm throwing you a bone here, alright!?"
Let's see if my honeyed tongue can help me here.

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Tela [Spellsword] 424988

>>424982
I cock a brow
"Mud pony?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424990

>>424988
Nudge her in the sides.
"Play along."

Felfire [Necromancer] 424992

>>424982
What condition is Curry in?

Wf+6 424993

>>424983
>>424988
"The truth, I'm afraid. Now go, and darken my visage no more."

>>424984
They're… the voices of the spirits…

Perception check.

>>424992
Summer healed him up.

Tony [Trickster] 424994

>>424985
>
>>424993
Does he have comments on who they worship?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 424996

>>424993
"And yet here you sit, in a place where any of us foul, lesser ponies can walk into."

Wf+6 424997

>>424985
"NO, THE HEART OF THE CARDS A MINOR SPIRIT WITH NO TRUE CIRCLE IT GOVERNS LUCK."

>>424986
There are murmurs of ascent now… maybe just a little more…

Wf+6 424998

>>424994
Patience!

Felfire [Necromancer] 424999

>>424993
Let's cook those fishes.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425000

>>424993
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425001

>>424997
So uh
What's going on now?
Curry's been put out, right?
Did Fidget go somewhere?

Felfire [Necromancer] 425002

>>425001
Yeah. Took a 20 min break 10 minutes ago.

Wf+6 425003

>>424996
"With the hope that I could ignore you. You're making it difficult. Leave."

>>425000
This is a non-spot perception check.

Something bursts from a floor below, and fire shoots up the stairs, following the leaking oil back to the bowls…

>>424999
You cook it pretty well.

Tony [Trickster] 425004

>>424997
"Interesting."
I grin.
"I need to check that out.
But for that I need to Change.
Can you change me again?"

Respec: Drop Cheap Shot, Stealth, Backstab. Acquire (if expanded) Con Artist and Sleight of Hand. (if 1.4) Bluff and keep Cheap Shot.

425006

>>424997
"Good work too! Outadoors! Constant change of scenery! Lots of fighting and brawling! Booze! Freedom! What the hell more could you ask for!?"

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Wf+6 425007

>>425006
An old pony in a faded uniform stands up and yells, "Free? Only Reptil is free! The rest of the world is governed by law."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425008

>>425003
I retreat to a safe spot and watch the fire.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425009

>>425003
So the fishes are cooked now?
"They look… weird. Are they supposed to look like that?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425010

>>425003
"All I am saying is, I know of a like minded unicorn… who has a room only ponies he deems worthy can enter. Only the unicorn master race has place there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425011

>>425003
Never even tasted fish.
Get rid of Magenta, drop the shadow, raise Curry's calling Fervored in it.

I never asked you if shadows feel things…
Can you, like, eat or drink? Feel cold and touch and all that?

Felfire [Necromancer] 425012

>>425009
"You mean the dead eye?"
Hey.
Commune with a fish.
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

425013

>>425007
I point at him
"Wrong kind of freedom, pal! There's the freedom of Reptil… where death and disease runs free as well. And then… there's freedom. Actual freedom you wont find anywhere else than on the seas. To feel the wind blow through your manes! To plow through the water! To make the world your bitch! Not even death can stop you!"

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Spring Water [Doctor] 425014

>>425009
"I think they do…"

Wf+6 425015

>>425004
"BE ADVISED THAT YOUR ABNORMAL POTENTIALITY IS DRY IN THE FUTURE I CAN RENEW YOUR POTENTIAL BY REMOVING OLD SKILLS BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO MANUALLY REAPPLY THAT POTENTIAL THROUGH PROPER TRAINING."

Skills changed.

>>425008
You're standing in oil, surrounded by oil pots. Roll.

>>425009
Yes.

Mera speaks up, "Well, they're SUPPOSED to be raw, but I think it's probably healthier for you like this!"

>>425011
Not really. Well… there is something, but it's not like it was. A half-life, if that.

>>425012
There is a faint sentience there that acknowledges you.

>>425010
"Okay, so?"

>>425013
A salty, barnacled old unicorn remarks, "There's just as much death and disease on the high seas. I got the scurvy myself there."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425017

>>425015
Come on, this should work!
"I am merely an instrument of his will."
Point at myself.
"He turned me into a filly to prove to me that truly, the unicors are destined to lead. And he is looking for like minded individuals who might want to see a world where they truly take their rightful place."

425018

>>425015
"Not on our fleet pal. The art of resurrection and access to divine magic is all that's needed to bring your sorry ass back into its prime state. If it wasn't for that fleet and those resurrectionists, I'd be dead right now. Choked to death on my own damn blood! But I got better! Hah!"

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 425020

>>425015
What if I b-
Nah, that's a stupid idea.
Hey, a dead fish.
I doubt he talks my language. But again, neither should Fervored, no?
What's the word from the bottom of the sea, pal?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425021

>>425015
Rollan.
[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425022

>>424955
"It's alright, really. I was planning on shaving anyway."
I'll cough a little bit of smoke.
"Really."
>>424978
"And I'm fine, thank you. But, we got the fire started at least!"

Tela [Spellsword] 425023

>>425017
I nod
"Yeah… we're just around to serve the exclusive unicorn club. All we're good for, really."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425024

>>425022
"Now you gotta show us how to eat fish."
Point at the one I'm communing with.
"But not that one. We are talking."

Tony [Trickster] 425026

>>425015
I get up. Totally changed and feeling great.
"I understand Itztli and thanks. I'll return soon."

Go and look for the Casino's is there one that stands out? Card themed? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425027

>>425014
>>425015
"So… how do we eat them now?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425030

>>425027
I bite my lower lip
"… I'll pass."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425031

>>425024
I'll nod.
>>425027
"Now, Summer, we cook them like so."
I'll stick the one Felfire isn't talking to on the end of my trident, and hold it over the fire.
"Every so often I turn it over so it doesn't burn, and then when it smells right, you eat it. You'll need to let it cool a bit first, though, and be careful of the bones. They're soft, but splinter easily."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425033

>>425031
"And you lived on this stuff all your life?"
Look at him strange.

Wf+6 425034

>>425020
If what?



It's near-impossible to understand the assault of foreign perception. Something like… dark… eaters.

>>425018
The tide turns again, and you seem to have gained ground.

"Yarrr… maybe we'll check it out."

>>425017
>>425023
"Hmmm… and who is this you represent?"

>>425026
You get lost a while and end up in a petting zoo.

>>425021
You limply try to flutter to high ground, but the flames lick at your paws, singing you.

The whole room seems engulfed in flame. Still, all the text was in stone, so it should be readable if you return later once it's out.

…Let's see… it forced you forward into the next room. There's another junction here… The spirits are getting louder… you can almost make them out…

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425035

>>425034
I keep following the sound of the spirits.
[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425036

>>425033
"Well, mixed with some seaweed here and there. Crab, too, though I never could quite season it right."
I'll continue cooking.
"It's not like I made much money for the finer foods with discarded scales and the odd pearl here and there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425038

>>425034
If that could change. But it's silly. Don't mind me.

Now, fish. Interesting.
Dark eaters.
Actually calm down and listen, without talking, just trying to understand what's a thought and what's not.
'1d10'

>>425036
"You must have shitted a solid one each time.."
So. Bite this thing.
How does it taste?'
'1d10'

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

425039

>>425034
"You better! Tell 'em Light Heart sent ya!"
I laugh
"Don't waste yer lives away here, folks. Life's for living! And the best place for that is our fleet!"

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425040

>>425034
"Master Abilio. He travels aboard his ship from town to town, to find other unicorns, purest of blood and highest of ideals."

Tony [Trickster] 425041

>>425034
Hey. I found that guy on a Burning Beach? It could have been here
Look again in town '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tela [Spellsword] 425042

>>425034
"Master Abilio. He owns his own vessel where his exclusive club can cruise on in search for more members."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425043

>>425038
I'll shrug.
"That's hardly dinner conversation, though."
After the fish has finished, and cooled slightly, I'll give Summer the middle third of it and keep the head and tail, since Spring didn't want any.
"Mera, did you want to try some of this cooked fish? And Summer, do be careful while you eat. Fishbones can get lodged into the strangest places."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425046

>>425043
I guess I take a bite.
How is it?
Do I swallow any bones?
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 425050

>>425035
You can't get a fix on where the sounds are coming from. Left or right?

>>425038
It is a primal intelligence that only understands feeding and fleeing. There is no fight in it.

I see. Well, if my body cannot be saved, at least your soul might. And we can enjoy the Eternal Esplanade together when you eventually pass on.

Tastes bretty gud. :D

>>425039
There are murmurs of ascent. You've probably done all you can here.

>>425040
>>425042
"Hmph. Perhaps I'll seek him out. Now leave me be."

>>425041
You wander through the entertainment district and eventually find a place called The Lucky 39. You've got a good feeling about it.

>>425046
It would seem not. And it tastes aiight.

Wf+6 425051

>>425050
[Pause]

Light Heart [Warlord] 425053

>>425050
I smirk and leave again. It's getting late… I should go get Rosemary.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425054

>>425050
I roll my die again.
[1d4]

Roll #1 3 = 3

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425055

Felfire [Necromancer] 425056

>>425050
Well that was interesting under a scientific viewpoint.
Gotta remember this.

But we are going to live foreverr Fervy. Immortal, above the concerns of normal ponies.
Feeling are all I want to shred off.
They don't bring any good, no?


"Hey Curry, this ain't too bad."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425057

>>425056
"Well, I've had a lifetime of practice. And the fish oil's good for the coat as well. Makes it a little shinier."
I'll sigh as I rub the scorched remains of my once-glorious beard.
"Ah well, it was getting too warm for it anyway."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425059

>>425057
Grin.
"You should have left it burn further.
Look at this mark, I love it."
Jerk the side of my face with the burn mark on it, showing it, together with an uncanny grin, to Curry.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425060

>>425057
"I don't think it tastes that good… it's really weird."
I take another bite.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425066

>>425059
I'll just munch on my fish head.
"Even if I had, so long as I'm in contact with any part of nature, it will just heal itself."
I'll make a small "tch" noise.
"Ah, I'd almost forgotten with all the hubbub. Summer, Spring, Felfire was planning on going shopping for a dress soon, and we did promise to go out together with her. And I dare say I could use something to wear as well. Do you two feel up to it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 425069

>>425066
Pull back.
"Well that's boring.
No signs you survived. No signs you almost did it in.
Bah."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425071

>>425069
"Oh, but there are signs. Not visible, certainly, but the memories of it. And if I take wounds in a city, or in any structure, they do remain."
I'll think a moment.
"Come to think of it, if I drink on land, I probably wouldn't get drunk, either. Or at least any damage I might do to myself by drinking would fix itself."
I'll shrug.
"But I don't plan on drinking that much. It seems nothing good happens when I do."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425073

>>425071
Look at him in disgust.
"Whoa, that's terrible.
Not even allowed to die."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425074

>>425073
"Oh, I can die. It's just a lot harder if you try to kill me while I'm say, on a beach or in a forest than if it's on a cobblestone street in a town. I'm not immortal, and one day I'll die, though hopefully that will be of old age."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425075

>>425074
Wave my half-finished fish at him.
"And that's where you go wrong.
You don't die. That's how it works. You just lose your corpse and become something better, that's all!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425076

>>425075
I'll shrug.
"Our views differ on that score, Felfire. Death at the end of life is simply a rest, long and unending. Unless you get resurrected of course, but you get what I mean. If I couldn't die, I think I would get incredibly tired of life after the first hundred or so years of watching friends die."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425077

>>425076
Give him a mean look.
"Hey, who's the corpsefucker here, you or I?
There is nothing past death if you are not some god's bedpal."
And then I'll go back to munching on the fish.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425078

>>425077
"I didn't mean to offend. My knowledge of such things is rather limited, as my teacher didn't quite go over what lays on the other side of the veil."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425079

>>425078
"According to the fish-"
And I'll take another bite.
"-nothing, because he's too stupid to think of anything other than food.
But I could hook you up with Grogar. Not sure he'd care, really.
Maybe Fervy has a few connections with the two ugly butts."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425080

>>425079
"While I appreciate the offer, I believe I shall continue hoping that Luna has something for her followers."
I'll think a moment.
"But now that you've brought it up, do you think Fervored recalls what it's like? I'm sure he was valorous enough to be welcomed with open hooves in the sisters' domain."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425081

>>425080
"Never asked. I think he's more of a Celestia kind of guy though."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425082

>>425081
"Well, in his time the sisters worked together. Now… who knows where he would choose to end up. He might even follow you forever, until you can join him at rest."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425083

>>425082
I'll go silent for a moment.
"Let's talk about dresses, okay?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425084

>>425083
"Let's. Ruffles or no ruffles?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 425085

>>425084
"No ruffles. I like my dresses plain and functional.
Too much dangling stuff makes them look ridicolous, not good."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425086

>>425085
I'll nod.
"And as a pegasus, you'd probably like something light. Airy, even."
I'll rub my hoof along my charred stubble, brushing the few remaining ashes out of it.
"I'd probably need to shave before we all go out and shop, though. Have to look somewhat presentable, after all."
I'll grimace a bit as I ruffle some soot out of what's left of my mane.
"And that will need to be cut as well… bah."
I'll stop short a moment, and then let out a small chuckle.
"It's a strange life when catching on fire is merely an inconvenience, isn't it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 425087

>>425086
Look at him with a blank expression for a second, before laughing aswell, rolling back on the sand.
"You'll look great with a shaved head, I bet on it."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425089

>>425087
"You think? I think close-cropped should do. Don't want to walk around looking like a carrot ready to be stewed, after all.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425090

>>425089
"They're not gonna look at your ugly snout anyway, don't worry."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425091

>>425090
I'll feign an exaggerated "hurt" expression.
"You wound me. I've always been told I'm pretty."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425092

>>425091
"By the fishes? The one I just talked to would find anything he could bite pretty."
Chuckle a bit.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425093

>>425092
"The seagulls, too!"
I'll laugh a little.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425094

>>425093
"Fucking birds."
I'll stand up and scroll the sand off me.
"Ready to go?"
Pause here?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper 425095

>>425094
"Of course."
I think we should, yes.