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One day in the town of Pegavillage, a city half on the land and half in the clouds. A dark cloud rolled in over the horizon. The thunder rolled, and rain started to pour from its dark billows; the pegasi of Pegavillage looked very confused, because they were not the ones bringing this weather in. They sent a team to investigate the thundering cloud, and that team cam back with horrible news. On top of the storm cloud there were the bat ponies from the legends of nightmare moon. The bat ponies were stubborn, insisting that they had a right to park their cloud here. They simply wouldn't agree to move their thunder cloud away from Pegavillage, so the mayor made a call for some out of town adventures to come assist them.



Pegavillage is an interesting place, they have some buildings on the ground, stylized like the pagodas of the far eastern land, the main body of the buildings are made of white stones, and the sloping roofs are sky blue tiles. There is a small stair way made of clouds leading to the magnificent Skyward portion. The buildings are all made of clouds there, they have a castle like quality to them, most of the buildings having a spiral tower for their chimney, and the larger buildings having a full balcony.


I grab my stuff, kiss my family goodbye, and head out into the town square (presumably in the ground portion).

"Someone needs to show those bat ponies that you don't mess with Pegavillage!"



As you enter the land portion of Pegavillage, you notice its much more.. wet than usual.. The Storm cloud looming over head making the cheerful buildings look dark and grey, the bright blue of the tiles is starting to wash out into a clay orange-red color, the light drizzle from the cloud falling gently into the already rather large puddles. You see a pair of pegasi looking around for someone to assist them.


make that three pegasi looking for someone to assist them.


"Curse you, bat ponies!"

I shake my hoof at the rain cloud.


Do they look like adventurers?
"Are you adventurers? The mayor said he'd called for travelers to help us… Oh, this is exciting! We're going to be heroes!"


Try to be useful

Rolled 5 = 5


"Who gave these rude bastards the right to cloud up the place?"

"Curse them indeed, kid."
I look up at the cloud and snarl


I hover above the ground.
"Can we go be heroes soon? The rain is bad enough but if I get mud on my outfit…"


"Sure kid. You can call yourself whatever you want if you help us kick some bat ass"
I take a look around. Anything useful?

Rolled 7 = 7


There isn't anything but mud around here.


The rain storm picks up the further you go into town, you are getting soaking wet when you see: a unicorn white bodied, blue maned, and with purple eyes, covered in a blue rain coat and shielding herself from the rain with her telekinesis. She comes over to the party and shields them as well. "Oh, The adventurers?! I'm so glad you've arrived. My name is Anya, I'm here to help you get to the bat pony colony safely. Please come with me." She walks with you for a step. "Any questions you should ask now." she says over the sound of thunder and cackling in the distance.


"Is it true that bat ponies are the servants of Nightmare Moon?"


"Why are they doing this?"


Leaving dice on for personal convenience, use them how you will.

"They haven't been VIOLENT have they? I don't much like fighting…"

Rolled 1 = 1


"Two questions. First, how much are we getting for this? Second, are you busy after this? Maybe for a nice quiet dinner?"
I flex my wing a bit and give a little smile


Anya looks at you concerned "These seem to be, they mentioned something about The Nightmare giving them authority to be here."
"They claimed they owned this area, It may have been so once in the past, but its certainly not true now. We don't know exactly how they are here again.."
"Violent? They scared off anyone who tried to fly close to their cloud, our best weather team couldn't get close enough to move their storm. If it keeps up the land side will become the lake side.."
"Oh, you'll each get 600 bits, and a metal if you're successful that is.."


She blushes a bit at the mention of dinner. "I haven't been to a nice place in a while, just come back alive sweet heart!~"


"LANDSLIDE!? oh gracious!"

Rolled 5 = 5


"Nothing's going to take me out if I have a sweet mare to look forward to!"
I wink and grin
"Now then, any idea on the best way to approach them? The sooner we drive them off the better"


"Let's go straight at 'em! I can take 'em on no problem! No pony's a match for Cloudcaller!"


"Aren't you a bit young to be rushing at violent bat ponies? Still, I like your style kid!"


"Can't we talk things out first? We should st least try.."
Look down at the muddy ground
"Remember to take a bath after this"

Rolled 7 = 7


Anya looks confused "No, land SIDE, its what we call this half of Pegaville, the other half is Cloud side."
She smiles at you. "Yes, They seem to have respect for the law.. Maybe you can rationalize with them, make them see that we own this land and sky? If that doesn't work get creative.."
She raises a hoof at you in response. "In the dawn's light, in the night's plight, our city will stand bright! Get em' for the home team Cloudcaller!"
You see a pool of clear below you and clean off a bit.

"Well onward we go then.." The previously cheerful unicorn, gets a serious look on her face and guides you behind a building, there is a team of six pegasi making a cloud funnel straight into the dark storm cloud. The unicorn Anya shields the group from the wind the required to form the funnel. "You can all fly, so You should be able to go straight up here. " the bottom of the funnel is just a few feet above the ground you should be able to make it up there.


* clear water


Fly in then ?

Rolled 3 = 3


Nod at the mare and fly up!

Rolled 8 = 8


I fly in.

Rolled 4 = 4


You ascend into the funnel but are caught off guard by the fierceness of the wind and crash against the side a few times. The wind still carries you up but you land roughly.
You aren't quite prepared for the wind but manage to fly upwards with only a few bumps. You have a more graceful landing than sky, but its nothing to be proud of.
You soar past the other two and land firmly on the ground. You feel a little proud of yourself.

The party lands in the back side of their city. No one has noticed you yet. You can see their cloud structure's are much more twisted than the ones pegasi use. They are all made of dark gray clouds with mostly tall twisted towers around. There is a large castle in the center, it sparks with lightning every once in a while. There are a few bat ponies swarming around the sky castle.


Try to stay hidden in the clouds.

Rolled 8 = 8


"Won't do us any good to grab their attention yet"
"Good idea kid!"
I do the same

Rolled 9 = 9


"How ugly."
I try to hide.

Rolled 4 = 4


Heal and fix my clothes
"Wow, I wasn't prepared in the least…"

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8


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You scoop up some cloud and stick it to yourselves, only your eyes and wings are visible, its probably a good enough disguise to fool anyone who's not looking close.

You try to copy Allegro and Cloudcaller, but you only cover your body.
You feel good as new and your armor falls back into place.


I try to cover the rest of myself, or at the very least make my cloud look pretty.

Rolled 10 = 10


See what the others are doing and.copy them!

Rolled 7 = 7


Look around. Any interesting buildings or routes to that castle that look out of the way and empty?

Rolled 6 = 6


You not only cover yourself completely, but you also manage to make your cloud look like a pointy dress, they'll never notice you, and if they do they will have to admire your cloud sculpting abilities.
You make yourself look like a cloud as well, its kind of comfy in there.
There are a couple of towers back here, there aren't any bat ponies at the towers that you can see and the castle seems pretty well guarded.


Look around. Are the bat ponies looking at us? Does it look like we could sneak through the castle's main gate?

Rolled 7 = 7


"What now?"


You see a couple of towers back here, one on the east side, and one on the west side, they look abandoned as far as you can tell. The castle is well guarded, it might be risky to fly in there even inside of your cloud.


"Maybe there's some clues inside of those abandoned towers…
"Let's go to the one towards the east."

Rolled 5 = 5


"Maybe we can cause a distraction?"

Rolled 4 = 4


Wait for the others and follow them

Rolled 4 = 4


forgot to clear email

"Better than anything I can think up"
I follow the kid


I follow him.



You glide over to tower finding it empty, the inside isn't very big but there are a pair of chests on on each side.


"Well what's this?"
Open one of the chests

Rolled 4 = 4


I open one of the ones on the left.
Do I need to roll for this?


which one?
not for the left one, right one you need to roll


"Sun bless us we haven't been seen yet"

Rolled 10 = 10


Back right I suppose


I'll stand guard and watch for anyone coming.

Rolled 4 = 4


The chest reacts badly to your touch, it screams and sends out black tendrils to grab you. Roll to avoid them.
Inside this chest you find several sets of standard bat pony uniforms. It looks like there are more than enough sets for all of you to use.
You are surprised by a lightning bolt passing just under your feet, and hear the loud scream from inside the tower.


"Get those things away from me!"
I try to fly back and dodge

Rolled 7 = 7


I look hesitantly at them, but when I hear the screaming chest I strip out of my outfit as fast as I can and put on the uniform. I don't want my tutu getting torn.


You reel back quickly and avoid the trap. The chest seems to groan as you get out of its reach, and retracts its tendrils, looking identical to the other chest once again.


I run inside and see whatever is screaming!

Rolled 6 = 6


Can this just be me? I hate randomly appearing in a campaign…


Seeing odette I do the same and put on a suit as well

Rolled 4 = 4


You look pretty cute in the uniform.
You see the chest retracting black tendrils
A very fashionable pegasus, rushes inside the tower, her scarf blowing behind her, and her glasses nearly sliding off, she sees the tendrils retracting into the chest.
You struggle a bit, its not really your size, but you look pretty good in it.


"Ahh! I- is there a lightning storm approaching? I can't be out ther-"
I pause when I see the tendrils.
I draw my sabre and shakily point it at the chest.


"Horrifying beast!"
I put on a uniform too

Rolled 8 = 8


"W-what was that?"


"Some kind of trap or monster. But don't worry ladies, I won't anything hurt you~"


Scan a way underneath to the fortress, wait for the party

Rolled 10 = 10


I put on a uniform, too.


I smirk and raise an eyebrow.
"Is that what you tell all the mares? Why don't you show me how brave you are by opening that chest?"
I point at the chest next to the one with the uniforms.


You find a uniform that fits you properly, You almost look like you belong here.
You see a small opening the castle's defenses. That is that a female and male bat pony are busy flirting instead of guarding their post. You see them look at the gate and look at each other before flying off.


"But of course!"
Kick open the chest next to the uniform chest on the left

Rolled 1 = 1


"Oh my… you're quite the gentleman!"
I place a hoof up to my chest and swoon,
"So strong and commanding… what might I call you?"

"Also why are you putting those… bat pony uniforms on? I thought they were all busy harassing Pegaville-or-whatever-it's-called?"


Squee at the opportunity
"We have a way in!"

Rolled 3 = 3


"Because I don't want my outfit getting ruined."
I roll mine up and put it in my bag.


"We're gonna sneak into their castle and find out what they're up to! Nobody screws with Pegavillage and gets away with it!"

I start humming the school fight song.


"Allegro, my dear!"
I wink

"Excellent! Be right there!"


The chest opens its mouth and grabs your hooves with a hand made out of black tendrils. It cackles loudly and shouts "I GOT ONE" you can hear a flapping sound coming closer.


"ACK! Get off me!"
Try to slip away from its grasp

Rolled 4 = 4


"What a handsome name… and how similar! You may call me 'Arios-'"
I rush over and try to sever the tendrils.

Rolled 10 = 10


Divine wrath.to free the Pegasus

Rolled 5 = 5


I fly to the other side of the room.


You flail around but can't free yourself.
You react quickly and sever the tendril's hold on the poor pegasus with a swift cut from your saber.
Your divine wrath bounces harmlessly off the chest.



Rolled 5 = 5


"Oh no, crap."
Quick come up with a believable excuse!

Rolled 6 = 6


"T-Thank you!"
I grab Arioso's hoof
"I shall repay that ten times over! Now quickly, let's get out of here!"


please see

Rolled 9 = 9


"Yes, let's!"
I get back into my cloud and fly out the window.


You find a uniform as well.
The chest knock's back your saber with a tendril. this time.
'There was static from lightning under you feet' a voice says to you. 'you were temporarily impaired by it.'
You see an annoyed looking bat pony flying toward the tower.


I sheath my sabre and back away from the chest.
"Yes! Let's!"
I give his hoof a squeeze and make my way towards the window.


"Yes! The vigilant sun knows!"

Rolled 10 = 10


Oh no oh no oh no oh no! I start lazily drifting and spinning in my pretty could to try and distract the pegasus. Hopefully she'll think I'm just a pretty cloud.
Rolling for Entertain.

Rolled 3 = 3


"So what was that way in you mentioned?"


"A couple ponies at the gates ran off to get intimate with each.other, we could've been there now.if the box.thing wasn't reawoken"
How far is the.bat pony ?

Rolled 7 = 7


The sun does indeed smile on you. You feel the presence of your god around you and feel confident in yourself. A small beam of sunshine comes out of no where to shine on you.
The bat pony thinks its a little odd and but takes a moment to admire the fantastic could work. "Well, this a treat, I wonder who made this?"


This was a terrible idea. I hold still and hope the pony stays distracted long enough for the others to get away.

Rolled 2 = 2


"Better late than never. Lead the way!"


You see the bat pony suspiciously circling Odette's cloud.

A strong wind kicks up and knocks the cloud away from your body. The bat pony notices you right away "Hey, what were doing in there? Did you set off the alarm? Why- wait is that one of our uniforms?! "


"Theres a bat guard outside…"

Rolled 6 = 6


"U-u-um-I mean, of course it's one of our uniforms. What else would I wear?"

Rolled 9 = 9


"Oh no!"
Jump out and in front of the guard
Persuasion roll

Rolled 2 = 2


The bat looks you over and nods convinced. "Of course! You must be trying out some kind of spell to blend in with the pegasi! Why didn't I realize it sooner?! You should really be careful with those chests though. Well, no time to waste then.. What are you supposed to be doing right now?"


"Oh geez"

I go out and try to pass by the guard casually
"Out of the way patrol coming through!"

Rolled 1 = 1


I put on a uniform and hop outside!
"She's just slacking off! Now come on, back to work you two!"
I grab Sky and Odette and drag them back inside.

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4


"Ow hey!"

Rolled 10 = 10


The bat pony scowls at you "Why are you even on this side? You don't look like you belong here…"
"HEY! STOP!" The bat pony flies in front of you. "There aren't any patrols on this side, just who are you?!"
He flies after you "I'm going to follow you and make sure they get back to work.."


are you just rolling for no reason there?


"I uh.. Look I'm just kind of slacking off on this side for a bit. I'm actually assigned on the other side of the cloud."
Briskly make my way back to the others

Rolled 6 = 6


"I'm sorry I know I don't belong here, but you never know when anyone might get hurt and sometimes healers.aren't around so I thought I'd take a walk around and make sure everyone is ok… are you ok?"

Rolled 2 = 2


"Th- that won't be necessary sir! I'm the, uh, station commander! You can trust me!"

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12


I puff up my chest a bit.
"Uh, you don't have to do that. They can help me with my disguise."

Rolled 10 = 10


I said earlier that its faster if I just leave the dice on and if you want you can count them or not

Rolled 6 = 6


He looks you over still skeptic "Make sure you report in soon. We need some help on the second spiral tower, Master Chiro wants that done tonight."
"Healer huh? I don't see a moon pendant on you.." He looks skeptic but turns to Arioso..
"Oh, you're in charge of them? Excellent! Oh, wait, are you one of the group's that just flew in? I'm so sorry I didn't get you a report sooner. Here you go Maim. This should help you out in your time serving here. Praise The Goddess of Eternal Night. " he hands you a scroll. and then salutes.
"You'd best listen to your commander from now on." He says, not breaking eye contact with Arioso.


I stand (hover?) at attention until he leaves.


"Wha- I thought I had it on!"
Check myself do I 'have' one?

Rolled 7 = 7


"Right away!"
I nervously watch him until he leaves


I return the salute.
"You get back to your post now. I'll handle the rest from here."
I open the scroll after he leaves. What's it say?


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He nods and flies away, you can hear him breath a sigh of relief.

The scroll details their plans for covering various pony cities with storm cities like this one. It says "eternal darkness will come when the skies are black as night, and the land is brown as mud." There is also a crude map of this storm cloud city attached, along with patrol times and and a progress report saying they are 70% complete with the city. It then has a highly religious rant about how the places they are covering belong the Night Mare Moon..
You watch him leave.
You find one on the ground.


Oh dear…
I show the map to everyone else.
"This is terrible! We should do something about it!"


"What should we do, miss? I'm not cut out for this!"


Pick it up and brush it off, then slowly pin it on
"Oh forgive me Vigilant Sun. But the law of this place requires I wear one…"

Look to see if the gate is still guarded

Rolled 8 = 8


"You said it!"

"We charge in there and show 'em what pegasuses are made of!"


"I don't know! I'm just a dancer, I don't do this kinda stuff!"
I start pacing around the room.


"We go in and smack some sense into them! Right through there"
I point at the door marked as unguarded on the map

"Right on kid!"


The sunlight twinkles at you as if saying it understands. The gate is still unguarded, such slackers, do they really think their goddess would approve?


"I thank the sun that we are already. If we are the only ones able then we are the most capable to"

Rolled 10 = 10


"Really? Me too!"
I start prancing along with her.

"Are you sure that will work? I guess we don't really have any choice though."


"…You're right! That's it! I shall meditate about the situation through dance and form a plan!"
I begin dancing.

Rolled 6 = 6


Smile and start walking towards the gate

Rolled 2 = 2


"Of course it will!"

I follow


"I think we already have a plan."

I follow her.


You do a lovely dance, and get some idea about how to talk to the Bat ponies.



There isn't anyone watching the gate so you enter the castle with no interruptions. Its quite nice on the inside, the puff clouds make a very nice wall, the occasional static electricity surging through it gives most of you the creeps but it doesn't seem like it will hurt you. The corridor is mostly empty and you see the rectangular room on the map. It looks like a dining hall, but no one is in there right now.


Does it look like anyone was there recently?
Can I hear activity in any of the other rooms?


I look around the room and see what other rooms are connected to it

Rolled 7 = 7


"Should we look for the star room?"



Rolled 10 = 10


"Where else do you think we should go?"

Rolled 8 = 8


Look around for suspicious things in the dining hall.

Rolled 6 = 6



Rolled 5 = 5



You can hear some bat ponies complaining in on the other side of the wall the direction of the star room. "Master Chiro had better know what he's doing. " "This plan seems a little crazy, are you sure we really own this place?" "be quiet would you, he's going to be back soon and we need to finish up this section."
The dining room has a small door in the north east section, the table is all set with empty bowls and forks, the cloud bench looks freshly formed. Perhaps they change around what the rooms are used for?
You see that the table's bench has signs of being recently formed, and the empty bowls send off a flag in your mind.
You notice the bench as well, and you also see the northern door.


"What should we do?"

Rolled 6 = 6


I perk my ears up.
"I hear people talking…"
Approach the wall near the star room and try to listen in on their conversation.

Rolled 2 = 2


"I get the feeling we should get moving soon.."


I follow her and try to do the same.

"Lead the way."

Rolled 2 = 2


Look at the bowls.

Rolled 3 = 3


Do the same as them

Rolled 5 = 5


Head to the northern door

Rolled 9 = 9


You walk quietly and stand on your tip toes listening to their every word when…
in your hurry to ease drop you stand on top of Arioso making you both fall through the cloud wall and tumble in front of the bat ponies. You land tangled up in each other.
You watch in horror as they fall through the wall together.
The north eastern door leads into a big hall way with some torches, you can see the star room, the other two squarish rooms, and your two teammates on top of each other in front of a group of bat ponies.
The bowls are empty and seem to be made of wood, there are also spoons and forks. you start feeling like you are at home, and sit down for a second before noticing that these aren't white clouds but the icky gray ones.


"Oh no.."
Try and hide

Rolled 10 = 10


I blush bright red and try to stand up.

Rolled 3 = 3


"…Oh dear"
Try to help them up

Rolled 7 = 7


"Uh… This isn't what it looks like!"
Bluffin' my way outta' there!

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8


You slip into the the north western room, its full of chests and various items. No one even had a chance to see you.
You are far too embarrassed, and Arioso's 'female' form is very distracting, her flank is very visible from this angle.
The bat ponies snicker at you. "Oh, really?" "In the castle no less?" "Well, now that they're here." "No, its our job." "Come on, they just fell.." "Okay." You manage to get up with out looking at Odette's oddly femine body, and smile at 'his' blushing face.
You help Odette up to 'his' feet.


Inspect a few chests while I'm there

Rolled 4 = 4


"Please, Odette! If you want to do that at least have the decency to buy me dinner first!"
I brush myself then turn back to the bat ponies.
"Now, I've been recently assigned here and I'm still a bit iffy on the whole situation. Would one of you gentlecolts care to fill me in?"

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8



I blush even harder. Just because I act like a stallion doesn't mean I'm starting to like the same things they do, does it?

Rolled 10 = 10


"Wow. Graceful"
"I laugh to myself


The chests are all locked, one of them seems to growl at you at bit.
"Oh, certainly!" "A new head mare?" "She looks important." "Shh, let me talk to her!" One steps forward and salutes you. "Welcome to Storm Castle Alpha, we should have everything up and running by tomorrow morning, and there was a bit of an.. accident with Master Chiro's Central tower, we're working to get it fixed right away, he is due back with in the hour.. "
You're sure there was something else about 'her' body that was distracting, you can't put your hoof on it, but there was something about 'her' shape and smell that you were attracted too. You cover up your embarrassment and determine it wasn't just you.


I salute him back, then my expression darkens,
"An accident? What kind of accident? Is it interfering with operations here?"


What was it? Could she be-nah, what are the chances of that?
I look at her again though, just to be sure. Can I see anything odd?

Rolled 8 = 8


"Better leave them alone anyways"
Peek outside to see.if anyone is in the halls before slipping to the side of a wall

Rolled 10 = 10


I tilt my head and stare at Odette checking Arioso out


Sneaking down the hall is a pegasus lordblade, in a black stealth suit. She was send here when she heard that some foolish Bat ponies were trying to reclaim lost territory. She can hear some commotion ahead, it sounds like someone else has infiltrated the Stormy castle, but much more clumsily than herself.

The bat pony stutters. "Uh- I-Its only a momentary set back maim! We'll have it up and running again soon!" He looks to his comrades for support "Right everyone?" they all nod in agreement.
You notice a slight bulge in her lower region, its hard to tell but its not someplace you would keep a weapon..
There are a few bat ponies above you, but they are all moving clouds around and don't bother to look down.


"A momentary setback? Tell. Me. What. HAPPENED! Enough with the avoidance!"
I stomp my hoof on the ground.


Put on my 'adventurer' clothes and approach the party. Roll to disguise

Rolled 1 = 1


I lick my lips and go back to watching the guards as she yells at him. Maybe today won't be so bad after all.


The bat pony is sweating profusely "Well, you see.. We were building the conductor tower.. and um.. " he looks around for someone to blame.. "Screecher put too much cloud on the north side, and then.. Talon took some from the south side.. and well.. The whole thing fell apart." He bows his head in shame. "As team leader I am responsible for this, let me punish them please." the bat ponies behind him follow suit and bow their heads in shame.
You put on the wrong outfit and look like a noble pony instead of an adventurer.


Hide and wait for the party then

Rolled 8 = 8


Approach the party anyway

"Good day! What brings you here?"


You hide really well, you blend into a section of wall, and can see everything.


I sigh and drop my head into a hoof.
"Do what you need to, just get it done and make sure this doesn't happen again."
I turn back to the party.
"What's so funny?"


I notice the pony approach and panic
"Er uh… don't worry I'll take care of this one"
Drag noxx out of sight from the bat ponies

Rolled 5 = 5


"I'm one of you, aren't I? Just tell them I'm with you."


"I was thinking about how ballsy this plan of ours is. What is next on the agenda for today, ma'am?"


I whisper back
"WE are wearing their uniforms. YOU aren't!"


They look relieved. "Ah, thank you.. Maim. We'll start working right away then." They fly away and start gathering more clouds.
They notice this but let you handle it.


"You mean like this?"

Roll to find an appropriate set of clothing to disguise

Rolled 8 = 8


Can I hear anything from the room with the star over it?

Rolled 2 = 2


You just happen to have a bat pony uniform you picked up from an earlier room. It fits you quite nicely, and you even put some black make up on your wings to touch it up.
You can't hear anything for inside the wall except the sound of static electricity surging through the clouds.


I raise an eyebrow at her.
"Ballsy? What are you even talking about?"


"That… yeah. How convenient."


"I know, right?"

Look around the room and observe the batpones

Rolled 6 = 6


Get.closer then

Rolled 5 = 5


"We can talk as we walk, ma'am. It's a busy day today."
I walk in the same direction as the others.


I follow her and stealthily check my coat and armor. It's enough to hide 'myself', right?!

Rolled 7 = 7


You seem the working in a frenzy on some kind of big tower. The door to the star room is all clear, and you can see a regal looking cloud chair when you peer inside.
You leave your wall and see the others looking at the star room.
You aren't exposed, but there was a slight bulge. A small adjustment makes it nearly impossible to notice, you should be okay now.


*see them working in a frenzy


Stealth up and approach the Star room.

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6


"Did any of you learn anything? Who was that pony?"


Rejoin the party
"The sun protect us. Are we ready?"

Rolled 5 = 5


Enter the star room and look around

Rolled 5 = 5


Enter the star room and take a good look around.

Rolled 3 = 3


"Ready to do what?"


"Why, have high adventure, of course!"

And remove those foul approximations of the night's grace.


"B-but we were supposed to save Pegavillage?"



The star room is very nice, the large chair looks fit for a queen, there are some flags of Night Mare Moon around the room, and several cloud sculptures in the shape of a moon. Above you the bat ponies are rushing around assembling their tower.


"For.. for fighting. Or talking, I prefer to talk this over and not watch blood get spilled"

Rolled 9 = 9


"Me too."

I follow them into the room.


"Eh, I guess."

If I'm still stealthed, examine the throne.

Rolled 2 = 2


Follow in and examine.for signs of recent activity

Rolled 7 = 7


The throne is mostly made of clouds, but is covered with a fine silk tapestry. The design Is a tasteful rendition of Night Mare Moon's Cutiemark, with bat wings on the trimming. You can't help but want to sit on it and feel the empowerment of being a queen. You make a scepter out of some storm cloud and sit down looking at everyone around you. A bat pony shouts at you "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
This whole room was recently made, you can tell by the unfinished feeling it has, except for the throne itself everything is simple and was probably done a few hours ago.


"Ah, please excuse me."

Stealth myself again

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10


Look to see who shouted

Rolled 6 = 6


You vanish completely, the bat pony blinks wondering where if he imagined you there.
You see a very confused bat pony scratching his head.




The party has gathered in the center most room of the storm castle. The comfortable cloudy throne lies in wait of some ruler, a master, a princess? They explored the room, finding it, like much of this castle, was newly formed. The cloud sculptures of the moon decorating the sides of the room, while the bat ponies busy themselves in fixing a tipped over tower.

The sky darkened above you, the fluttering of bat pony wings was loud and imminent. The bat ponies working on the tower descended into the center room, standing just in front of the moon sculptures, standing at attention. Above you you see a group of bat ponies surrounding a pair of very well decorated bat ponies, one is wearing a dark blue royal robes and a tiara with a crescent moon on the top of it. The other, is wearing a more decorative uniform, plated with gold and rare blue gem stones as its inserts his helmet has a painting of the moon and sky on it. The 4 bat ponies surrounding the pair have a fancier version of the bat pony uniform, the round jewel has been replaced by a moon shaped stone of dark blue color, the iron has been replaced by silver..


I stand at attention
"Better play along for now"


I try to blend in as best I can as a normal bat pony.

Rolled 10 = 10


I stand at attention and salute.
"Of course."


I salute at the important looking ponies


The Regal bat ponies decent gently. One of the guard ponies declares. "Your lady Chiranne, and Master Chiro head of the western guard, have arrived." then he and the four others stand to the side of the throne eyeing the ponies infront of them. The lady sits down on the throne, her royal blue cape and tiara making her really look like a queen.
The one with the highly decorated armor steps forward as a reads from a scroll. "We are here to see to the quality of the storm castle. What kind of progress have you made, and why are the local ponies still here?"


you hear this as well.


ooc: well I guess I'll answer my own question if you still want to stay silent?


"We uh.. we're ahead of schedule! That is, because we're busy building up the castle. Once that's done we'll drive out those pesky ponies down below in the blink of an eye!"

Rolled 7 = 7


Stay quiet.


I sit back and let someone else talk


Master Chiro looks at you at nods. "Well, that's all very well.. but this castle should be complete already, and the ponies should be so miserable that they have moved already.. you have been doing the rain storms as I commanded?"


"Yes sir, but they're resilient little pests. We figured we could torment them at full force once we've finished construction"

Rolled 7 = 7


"Oh, yeah, lots of rain."


"Yes, but they're more stubborn than we expected, so the rain hasn't affected their mood much."



"Alright then.." He looks a little frustrated. "On to the next order of business. We are planning the next castle to be operational in two weeks, but based on the pace here, we'll have to station more wings here. About how many to you think you will need to take care of the ponies?"


Keep listening while stealthed.


"We honestly don't need any more! We can just shift our priorities a bit."
I give a nervous look to the others

Rolled 7 = 7


"We can do this on our own. Please, my lord, allow us to prove ourselves! These ponies are no match for us! We don't need any more forces."


"We can handle it ourselves, just need to change our tactics a bit."


You are still stealth ed from earlier.

He raises an eye brow at you. "Oh, really? Well, I suppose its only fair to give you a chance.. but if we can't delay more than three days.. after that I'll send in more wings to speed things along. Where is your construction leader at?"

A bat pony raises his hoof. "Here."

He looks down on that bat pony and it cowers in fear. "Come fly with me.. The rest of you please tend to anything the Lady requires of you."


While stealthed, look carefully at the armoured batpony. How big is he? Any magical effects about him?


occ: did you roll for that somewhere?


No, rolling

Rolled 5 = 5


Inspect the "Lady."

Is she hot? What's she wearing? Does she have any weapons? Seriously, bro, is she hot?

Rolled 6 = 6


"Of course."
I turn to Lady Chiranne and give a little bow
"How may we be of assistance?"


"What do you need us to do Lady Chiranne?"


Master Chrio is wearing strong looking armor, its gold plated and shines like the moon's surface. His helmet is made of the same metal, but only has a golden rim, the body of the helmet is painted to be a scene of the night sky. You find this decoration a little distracting and don't see any enchantments.
Lady Chiranne, is a very nicely shaped bat pony. She is wearing a royal blue robe embroidered with sliver thread, button up in the front, she is wearing a sliver tiara with blue gems encrusted on it, and the shape of the moon on it in a tasteful pattern. The way she is sitting, more so laying, with her delicate bat wings folded up, and sipping a little cup of tea, her flank looks rather firm, and her hooves look delicate, nice, like soft marshmellows.
She looks tiredly at you. "Well, can you take me to the dining hall, or see if dinner is ready? Its been a long flight.

The Master Chiro and the Bat pony who is the leader of the construction team, fly off together, the bat pony cringing every once in a while as Chiro points at some unfinished structures.


"I-I'll check right away"
Rolling to resist hitting on her

Rolled 7 = 7



Vigilant Lady of Moonlight… should this corruption of your aspect be struck down right now?


You manage to resist and stop yourself from getting aroused.
They need to be stopped from abusing the name of my old form, do what you feel is right.


"Uh, Lady Chiranne? Can you remind me why we're doing all this again?"

Rolled 3 = 3


Destealth and address the Lady.

"What do you wish? How can we assist you in serving the greater cause?"


I run back to the dining hall and check to see if dinner's ready

Rolled 6 = 6


"We must do it. We were awakened to do this task.. You do not wish to turn your back on The Goddess Of Night.. do you? " She looks you over a few times.
"Ah, well we start by reclaiming the areas requested of us. Since you've been here longer than I do you have any suggestions as to how we might reclaim this area? " she looks expectantly.
You see a few bat ponies flying back and forth being some fruits to the table. "Hello, there, is the lady ready for her meal already?"


"More than ready! What's taking so long?!"


"Hmm… I will have to look at the maps again, ma'am. But why not have your meal first?"

Might need to go for a bit


"We should stop the rain and find another way to get the pegasi to leave, too much rain and there won't be any land left to take."


What's the geography around Pegavillage look like? How far out does the cloud extend?

Rolled 1 = 1


The bat pony looks terrified "Oh, I didn't realize. Tell her she can come r-r-right away." He motions for the others to hurry up. "We have peaches, her favorite!"
"That is a very good idea. I'm certainly glad we recruited someone with common sense.."
Oh okay.
"Master Chiro assured me that rain was the best way to make them leave.. What else would you have us do?"
The cloud extends about 4 miles, it covered the land portion of Pegavillage and the portion where their crops are grown. The land its self is hilly, and was green before..


"Looks obvious to me rain isn't working, maybe try lots of wind or thunder maybe? Try to scare them off?"

Rolled 9 = 9


"I am not sure why we are expending so much effort to capture this airspace, though, is it of any strategic importance?"


I hurry back to the star room
"Dinner is ready, Lady"
Look around. What other exits are there?

Rolled 8 = 8


She seems pleased at this idea. "Hm, if we stir up enough wind then we can prevent them from even coming close. Excellent idea! You there, tell them to stop the rain this instant."
A bat pony timidly nods "Yes my lady.." and flies off.
she scoffs at you "How can you be so uninformed? In fact this is one of the six scared locations the are required to bring the Goddess Of Night back in her full form. If we don't control all of them then she will be stuck in between this realm and the next. She used what she could of her power to awaken us, and we must repay her by bringing her back to this realm. It is our duty."


"Anything else you need us to do?"


"Grrrr don't give them ideas, guys!"


"Yes, the.. . Goddess of the Nightmare has put her will on us. If you'll excuse me, I'll be getting back to work."

Stealth away to the dining hall.

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9


There are a good amount of exits that require flying to use, the whole roof is in fact open, other than that there are just the one door to this room, and the four gates to the castle. Of course its just clouds so you can go through it if you really want to, but watch out for lightning.
"Oh excellent! Let us continue our talk there."


You sneak away without anyone seeing you. The chiefs are putting the finishing touches on the dessert.
"Come join me for dinner. It will be nice to talk to one of our more magical members, surely you've been tasked to researching the proper spells we will be needing?"
She walks regally slow toward to dining hall. It will take her three turns to arrive.


"Of course!"
Escort the lady to the dining hall

Rolled 5 = 5


"I'd love to join you for dinner. I've just only recently got here though, so I haven't been told about any needed spells yet."


While stealth, quickly slip a small dose of sedatives into whatever course of her meal is easiest to reach.


She smiles and lets you walk by her side.
"Oh, well its nice to have you on our side. I certainly wish all pony races were as rational and would join our cause willingly. I certainly would prefer them to just give over the land, but they certainly are stubborn. Well, we must try our best for this cause.. "
You slip it in to her fruit, it looks a bit like sugar. roll to see how well its hidden.


Rolling to maintain stealth if I need to

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7


Play my instrument as I walk beside her. Let's see how well I can entertain the lady.

Rolled 4 = 4


Rolling to hide

Rolled 1 = 1


"What are those spells you needed anyways?

Rolled 4 = 4


Follow quietly behind.


You play a wonderful song, close to your heart, and wonderfully sung.. but its about the sun rise.. awkward.. she closes her eyes and waves for you to stop. "Ah, that's quite a nice voice you have, maybe something about the glorious night next time."
ooc: hiding you or you toxin?
"Well, we have quite the list of them. Old spells, research on what exactly banished our Goddess from this earth, and how to reverse it, its quite the project, our next stop was to see how it was going there, very exciting. We may even be able to give other races like yourself, a form of night vision, to help them when they join the new order.. "
You do that.


"S-Sorry. Let's see what else I have"
One more song!

Rolled 8 = 8


Was rolling for toxin

Rolled 9 = 9


"After dinner I could start researching them then."

Rolled 5 = 5


Look around. How many other ponies are in the room?

Fall back quietly so that I'm pretty far away from the bat lady.

Rolled 2 = 2


You remember a classic melody about the heart of the night, you play it really well and she starts to step in beat with your song. "Oh, I wonderful! I haven't heard that since I was a filly."
The toxin sticks out like a sore thumb, if the isn't distracted when she eats her fruit, then she will surely notice.

You manage to get back to the group without anyone seeing you.
"Oh, good. We already know the basics, but our Goddess, well she couldn't be very specific so we just have to fill in the blanks on our own. I'm very proud of you for wanting to get started so soon, but this is more of an attack base, we don't have many books here. "
besides the party? there are seven total, the lady, her four personal body guards and two ordinary bat ponies.

The group arrives at the dining hall. It looks much nicer than last time and the table has been covered with a dark cloth and the seats have a matching one. The table has been set with the first course, salad, insects and fruits. The plates are all served with balanced portions of each dish, there are chopped apples, peach slices, mosquitoes, june bugs, lettuce leaves, and tomatoes.


Destealth and begin talking with the Lady.

"How do you think we can get more ponies receptive to the Night Goddess? Maybe we could send a few preachers?"


"Thank you, Lady Chiranne. Perhaps I can play a few more for you while you dine!"
Play the lady a lovely song while she eats

Rolled 7 = 7


"I'll see what I can do with the few books you have here then."


"Intriguing idea, but they are quite fearful of our race and refuse to listen to our reasoning. Maybe if they understood we truly need this area.. and besides half of their city isn't even on the ground, they can just leave. " She makes a frustrated gesture. "Since they can't see reason, they must be forced out, its simple really."
She claps her hooves together like a foal would. "Oh, I love this one!" She blushes a bit and puts her hooves back to her food, but her eyes never leave your lute, she takes a few bites trying her best to remain composed.
"Of course, I'll have someone show you to the magical tower…"

She has finished half of her food, she seems sleepy, maybe, her eyes are blinking a lot more anyway.


"Lady, you seem tired. Would you like to return to your chambers?"


Play the sweet bat mare something soothing~

Rolled 3 = 3


"Good, cause you look a bit exhausted. Probably from the trip over here."


"No, I should stay here a bit longer." Her body guards narrow their eyes at you.
You play her another song, but its an upbeat number about dancing, she doesn't care for it much and focuses on her plate again finishing it up.
"I thank you for your concern, but I simply can't go to bed on a whim like that." She yawns a bit, her wings seem to twitch.

Rolled 6 = 6


"Really ma'am, you look absolutely exhausted! Allow us to escort you to your chambers!"
Try to give a convincing smile

Rolled 8 = 8


"Oh, well… your decision, ma'am. Where might we find Master Chiro if we need him, though? And will he be alone"


"Alright then."


"Really ma'am! Someone of your… grace, your beauty, simply must retire to her chambers! One cannot effectively lead and be a shining example for their troops on little sleep, you know!"

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8


"Well, that's certainly an odd question, he should but up north over seeing the progress on the northern towers, and checking their alignment. "


"Ah, well.. I suppose it couldn't hurt too much.. The room is on the north east part of the castle.." She gets up and her royal guard follows suit. "Ah, I think that you should be able to trust your fellow men, though they might not have bat wings, they are clearly here to help."

The royal guard answers "No, we can not leave your side Lady Chiranne. "
she shakes her head. "No, you need to eat.. Besides I think we can trust these ponies, they have been helpful so far."
The royal guard whispers I don't trust them that much, not with your life.. let at least one come with you..
She nods, "Very well, one of you can come along then.."


Stealth up and follow them.

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4


Are these the same guards that I bluffed into thinking I was a station commander, or are they different?


"Before you go, where's that magic tower you mentioned?


I get close to the Lady and whisper
"Perhaps I could 'sing you a few lullabies'? Of course, not that I could with your clingy guard around…"

Rolled 3 = 3


"How important is the shape of this castle in freeing our princess?"


ooc: these are the ones that followed her, and have nicer armor, her personal body guards.
>The 4 bat ponies surrounding the pair have a fancier version of the bat pony uniform, the round jewel has been replaced by a moon shaped stone of dark blue color, the iron has been replaced by silver..
She looks appalled by your accusation. and whispers back I would watch your tongue, these guards have seen me through the best of times, and the worst of battles. They are not being clingy, just doing their job.
"Its rather important, the towers will draw in the electricity to power the the runes we make on the ground."

She stumbles a little bit on her own feet, the one body guard that followed her catches her and pats her back.


Stealth up again and follow her. Get out my dagger.

Rolled 1 + 2 = 3


"Forgive me! I meant that in a literal manner I assure you! Just a few songs"

Rolled 6 = 6


If I can, I try to smack the fuck out of Noxx and keep him from causing a scene.

If not..
I walk over to the Lady and whisper to her,
"Perhaps I could accompany you back to your quarters? I know a variety of relaxation techniques that would help you, well, relax and get to sleep."
And try to do it in such a manner that she doesn't notice Noxx's fuck up.

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4


She seems to smile. "Oh, I see.. well in that case you should come with me.."
You are unable to do either in time, and watch in horror as Noxx tries to assassinate the queen.
You pull out your dagger a walk closer to the Lady, but her personal guard see you do this as plain as day and tackles you shouting. "CODE 3!" he punches you in the face and pins you down.
The lady is tired but know what that means she runs toward the rest of her guard, well tries to anyway but to the toxin is far to advanced for her to make such a move, she lays down, suddenly finding the gray thunder cloud to be a suitable bed, and sleeps.


"W-what was that for? I was just handing over this dagger I found!"


"I-it was just a drill! Orders from Master Chiro to test your defenses! You've passed."

Rolled 3 = 3


Tackle that guard off!
"Are you crazy? Do you want to wake the Lady up?!"

Rolled 3 = 3


I Cheap Shot the guard.
I'm not sure if I have it. If I don't then I don't do anything.


Rolling to be convincing

Rolled 7 = 7


"Y- yes! Just a training drill!
But we have more pressing matters, we need to get the Lady to her quarters pronto!"

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9


Pls no we're trying to defuse it here




"Guards, you should probably take care of the queen, doesn't seem good to let her lie there."



The guard glares at you and speaks in a gruff voice. "You should have spoken up first, thought you were.. I have my eye on you."

He looks at you surprised. "A drill? Well it is good to be on our toes.. " he sees Lady Chiranne down and out. "Ah, my lady!" he scoops her up and carries her away to her room,, you know where it is and can follow him pretty easily.


Stealth properly before following.

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5


I follow after them.


Follow while keeping a bit of a distance


Follow again.


Follow everyone else


You manage a decent stealth job.

You all see them go into her room, the guard does not come out, and no one else so its safe to assume he's in there alone with her.


"…So what are we doing this for again?"


"How are we even supposed to do this?"


"It's one authority figure out of the way while we figure out how to take this place down."

"How long is that stuff going to last, anyways?


We kill her and that Master Chiro for the town of course


So what do we do now?




"We go in, knock out the guard, and get every bit of information we can out of the Lady!"

"Nobody's doing anything to a harmless mare while I'm around!"


"D- do we really have to… kill her?"
"Isn't that a bit risky? How do we know he won't sound an alarm or something?"


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magic tower is now on the map


"They're trying to kill our town!"
"But you have a point…"


"We extract information from hrr before killing her or making her our pawn, then we kill their Master Chiro when no one's looking of course"


"We don't. That's why we strike as fast as we can"


"I don't want to, bit if it's the only choice we have. I don't think we can convince them to move, but maybe we could convince them to give up?"


"If we're going to do anything here at least, we should act fast. She's asleep now, but she could wake up at anytime."


"I agree."
I quietly crack open the door and look for the guard

Rolled 2 = 2


The flapping of wings is heard around the corner. the guards have finished their meal and are looking around the castle..


You see the Lady's guard poke his head out of her door, there is sweat rolling down his face.


"I- I guess I'll wait out here and distract any guards that come here?"


"What's up, comrade?"


"Ah, the lady is not well, but I cannot leave her to get help.. can you send for a healer?"


"I can function as a healer!"

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10


"You're.. uh.. being requested by Master Chiro. We can handle the healing no problem, just hurry up!"


"I'm a healer."

Rolled 3 = 3


"We could look after her for you."

Rolled 4 = 4


"You are? Well hurry come in quickly!"

"You can come up as well, but I won't leave her in this state, Master Chiro will understand."


I walk into the room.
"What, um, is the problem?"


"Stand aside, let the professionals do their work, sir."
Gently nudge him away from the Lady.

Rolled 7 = 7


I follow him inside quickly.
"What's wrong with her?"


I walk into the room.
"So what's wrong exactly?"

Rolled 2 = 2



Walk in and inspect the bat mare
"So how much healing does she need?"

Rolled 10 = 10



You walk inside and see the room is very nice, its nearly half the size of the dining hall and her bed is massive. It has plenty of places for you to sit, all decorated with NMM tapestry. The lady is wriggling and sweating in her sleep, the toxin but be reacting badly with her since she is a bat pony instead of a normal one, she has a high fever.
"Just look.. she's suffering so much. Please help her.." The guard says worriedly. he puts another damp rag on her forehead and looks to you for help.


*might be reacting badly


Are there any large objects nearby suitable for giving the guard a concussion?

Rolled 8 = 8


I- I'm not really a healer! AAAAHHHH!
Try to figure out something to do that'll help!

Rolled 5 = 5


Oh yes, we'll help her.

Is thr door closed now?


I awkwardly stand off to the side of the room.


Inspect the room for any medicine that might help

Rolled 8 = 8


Almost everything in here is safe, and made of clouds or cloth, there are some books, and a glowing lamp, but the you remember you have your short sword, you could use the blunt hilt end of that, or try using a book.
He looks angry. "Well, which one of your is actually a healer? She needs help!"
The door is closed behind you.
You do that.
There isn't anything, or the guard would have found it already.


Also you don't think of anything helpful.


Calm down…
"I- I'm sorry, but your presence here is making me very nervous. I'm going to need you to leave the room if I'm to do any healing!"

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10


"Maybe she ate something bad, she seemed fine until dinner."

Rolled 7 = 7


Sneak up behind the guard and bash him in the head with the back of my sword.

Rolled 9 = 9


"Yeah, listen to her! Just let her do her thing in peace"




He looks like he's about to cry. "I-I didn't realize.. I'm sorry I yelled at you, please do what you can for her.. I'll wait outside.."

"Ah, maybe so! I'll go check with the chiefs, maybe they saw something."

He exits the room and closes the door behind him.


Remember, don't give her the healing until we're done with bending her to our will.


Is it just the party and her in the room?

Rolled 9 = 9


"She better not die because of us"


Can one of us heal her?


"You aren't going to torture her, are you?"


ooc: sorry.. I missed this somehow, do you want to knock him out after he leaves?



"Bending her to our will?! What are you suggesting?!"

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8


After he exited the room cloudcaller came up behind him and knocked him out with the hilt of his blade. He put the unconscious guard someplace that no one would check and returned to the group.


How would we do that?


I huff
"Do whatever to get her talking. Just DON'T hurt her"


If necessary.


"If we have too…"


"Was that really necessary? He agreed to leave us alone!"


The Lady stirs a bit in her sleepy state, her eyes flutter open and then shut. She is still sweating and feverish.

Rolled 6 = 6


"So how exactly do you plan to get to bend to our will, she doesn't seems capable of doing much with that fever."


"He was going to go talk to someone eventually and tell them what happened!"


I put a hoof in front of her face.
"How many hooves am I holding up?"


"Well… the kid has spirit at least."
I give Cloudcaller a friendly nudge
"Strong swing you got there kid"


Go up to the lady and hold my dagger to her throat.

"How does it feel, hmm? The pain should wear off in a while, but until then… you can't even scream for help. Now, how you get through this will depend on how helpful you are to us. Understand? "

Party is free to interrogate her tol


She looks a bit dizzy "Oh, could you speak slower.. you only have two hooves right?"
She is silent for a moment "You did this then? Just kill me, I won't betray my Goddess."


"Please, we really need your help! Don't make us have to hurt you…"
Rolling to be convincing.

Rolled 6 = 6


I glare at the knife and then Noxx
"So help me one slip of that and you'll regret it"
"Tell me Lady Chiranne, what exactly are you planning? And who is Master Chiro working under?"

Rolled 4 = 4


"Naturally! I always won the hoof-wrestling contests in school!"


"What exactly is your purpose for trying to chase off the ponies of Pegavillage?"

Rolled 5 = 5


"Your goddess is a foul, false image imitation of the night's grace, and if you will not speak yet… you will not get away so easily. "

Move my dagger to her leg.

Rolled 4 = 4


"Y-You should take your ponies and go away."

Rolled 3 = 3


"This is a very strange way to ask for help, poisoning my food and holding a knife to my neck.. I suppose I'll try to help you.."
"I will not tell you about Master Chiro's weaknesses, he is very important to me.."
"So.. you too little unicorn? How disappointing."
She laughs at your threat. "You think that I haven't bedded a man before? I could certainly handle a filly like you If it was required."
"I can't do that."



Rolled 2 = 2


"Do you really think this is what your goddess requests of you? Would she really be requesting that you bring back a terrifying nightmare, one which she most likely unwillingly suffered through?"

Rolled 1 = 1


"Please, I don't want to see you get hurt. I couldn't stand it. Just tell me all about Master Chiro and we'll leave you be"

Rolled 9 = 9


"Whatever it is you're doing, is there anyway you can just do it without harrassing a village?"

Rolled 2 = 2


"This is pretty messed up."


"The ends justify the means… Speak! "

Slowly make a deep cut into her foreleg.

Rolled 10 = 10


Make that her back leg


"What are you doing you fool?! She's helpless!"


"Hey! This isn't right!"


"Hey! What in the name of Celestia are you doing?!"


"But if we don't stop her she will bring back Nightmare Moon! You heard her say that!"


"If she wishes to die, I will not make it easy. She can cooperate and live, or die like how the rest of them will."

Put on my mask.


"And until she does, all she's guilty of is causing a bit of rain!"


"That doesn't mean we should torture her!
"Ponies shouldn't fight like that. It's not the right way."



Her eyes widen as the blade sinks into her rather juicy thigh, making a large cut and blood spills eagerly onto her sheets. "P-please.. spare my life.. I'll tell you what you want to know.." She thinks as clearly as she can, you can see her starting to slip a bit. "The Goddess revived us, she spoke to me directly and a few others. She told us that we need to reclaim six scared places in order to revive her. She said we could to anything but outright attack anyone who owned the land. We are not to strike first, but if they should happen to strike us then we can defend. Master Chiro, he's the one with the ideas an organizer, one of three. " she holds back a cry of pain from her cut, its burning a bit. "W-was that knife poisoned as well? You have antidotes right?!"


"She told me they had some information of the spells needed to banish and unbanish her, we can just get those to stop it instead if killing her."


"W-we can't let you bring her back. Why can't you just worship Luna instead of Nightmare Moon?"


"Do you really think that Luna wishes to return to being Nightmare Moon?! Why would she want that!"

Rolled 5 = 5


"If she was banished, how was she able to revive you?"


"Very good… The poison should not kill you, and there was none on this knife. Now, keep speaking. "


"W-Where are these sacred places?"
I glare strongly at Noxx

Rolled 7 = 7



"I have no choice.. we were born to serve her. The Nightmare called to us from beyond this realm and revived us to work for her once more. Are you suggesting I go against her? What if she decided to return us to our slumber? never to see the moonlight again.. Or maybe she would have me killed for such a betrayal, she would have every right too."
"She gathered up enough power from her remaining followers to awaken us.. Surely your own gods still perform miracles for you? It was the same here, enough people prayed to her to bring back the eternal night and offered their strength to her that she was able to reach us.." She shivers a bit while telling this story.

"Also, I don't know if she would take over Luna's body, on of our bodies or take on her own form. She couldn't tell us much before the the strength was used up and she had to return to her prison.."

"This is one, and the other five are spread out through Equestria. This one represents victory, so it was important to claim this one first."


She glares at you with the hate of a thousand blood moons.


"Is there a way to contact the Nightmare? At least then we can know her intentions if possible."


"I'm so sorry for this. Is there anything else important we should know before we leave?"

Rolled 3 = 3


"Where are the locations of the other five?"


"I don't want anyone to die, but I don't want Nightmare Moon to come back either."


"If you can only exist to serve the night demon, then your existence is a toxin that must be destroyed. Now, where are the other five? And when eill Chiro be alone? "


"We can turn her into the proper authorities! It'll even probably demoralize them and make them take even longer to finish! A- and maybe we can even use her as a bargaining chip!
…Please, we don't need to kill her."


"Only the devote can contact her, I could attempt a prayer but, I doubt she would be interested in answering your questions. As for me, I never questioned her judgement, she has her reasons for wanting to rule, and I am simply to follow them. "
"in the center of the six scared places, will be revealed the new temple of The Night. Once we have to six places secured there is no way we can be stopped." she smiles at this thought and closes her eyes imagining what this temple might look like.

"The other five? Well, of course. There is a tower of peace, a cave of crystals, an old castle of magic, a strong apple orchard. Some of these places are long buried but we merely need to draw the runes on the surface according to our research. "
"Master Chiro is only alone when he takes his evening shower."


"We're not killing her. It's that simple. It's not right."


"Yes! Please listen to this brilliant young mare! We can convince them to leave in exchange for her safety!"


"Well this looks simple enough, just have to keep them from drawing those runes and Nightmare Moon can't come back."


"She will need to be removed, either way, or she will threaten all of us. If we can turn her in, I am not against it. "


I grin despite the current situation.

"Yes, her and Chirro! Once Celestia knows what is happening she can send in the guard."


"We can probably get her out through here"
I try to punch my way through the floor

Rolled 8 = 8


I assist him!
d1 - Punching through
d2 - Not getting shocked

Rolled 8, 6 = 14


another roll to not get shocked

Rolled 1 = 1



You beat the clouds away together forming a hole big enough for two to fly through at once, or one pegasus holding another pony.
Arioso feels the static pulse in the clouds but moves in time.
Allegro gets shocked by a lightning bolt, Allegro you are down until someone helps you.


"We can't have a big strong stallion like you getting hurt. Who will protect us?~"
I help him stand up.

Rolled 3 = 3


Dive dive dive!
Get Allegro!

Rolled 5, 8 = 13


"Vey good.. Thank you. You have been very helpful. "

Tear up a piece of my spare clothes and wrap her wound.

"Remember, the moon gives mercy and forgiveness to those who ask for it."


I totally meant to roll the second roll only. Yup.


I tie up Chiranne with my rope and dive down the hole with her.

I don't know how many roles you need, so here's three.

Rolled 5, 1, 3 = 9


Her glare softens a bit at your kindness. "Well, at least you kept your word. Quite honorable, even if you are asking me to go back on my own word. "
You can't pick him up.
You pick up Allegro and dive in the hole. You both are on the ground now.
You fall horribly into the hole and land tangled up in your rope on the ground. Someone will need to untangle you.


How high up is the clouds, can I survive jumping or do I need to be carried?


…Wait, I thought Allegro was falling?
Did he just go helpless on the floor?


"Ah… thank you… Arioso was it?"
I grab her hoof and kiss it
"I owe you one"

I turn to Cloudcaller and try to untangle him
"You sure had a graceful landing kid! Let's see if we can't get you loose"

Rolled 9 = 9


"I bear no such thing as honor, I have given up such things to serve the Moon Lady. I am only offering you the same kindness she offered me, long ago. Now, stay here and sleep off the drug, it should wear off in time."

Untie cloudcaller and get through the hole.


I blush from his display,
"Oh my… thank you!"
Anyways, I fly back up and place the Lady on my back, then attempt to fly down with her.

Rolled 6 = 6


"Someone help me with Khazard."
I grab him while keeping him as far away from my body as possible and try to fly down the hole.

Rolled 8 = 8


You need to be carried and so does Lady Chiranna
ooc: sorry for not being clear, he was still in the room with you.
You untangle him with ease, even straightening up and recoiling his rope.


You make it to the ground with Khazard, and nothing awkward happens at all.
You struggle to fly with the weight of two but bring her down safely. She is still to drugged to move on her own, someone will need to carry her.


"Allow me to help you with her!"
Carry her on my back

Rolled 9 = 9


>Carry her on my back
"Such a gentlecolt… and so strong~"
I swoon and allow him to take her from my back.


"Why thank you.. " she doesn't resist you at all and you manage to get her securely onto your back. " I hope you don't mind If i just.. sleep for a bit?" she hugs your neck for support and rests her head in your mane. "Feeling a bit tired.."


"He's just as strong as you are~. How strange."


Since they're carrying her, I just follow behind them and watch her carefully


"We're you not paying attention? Someone of my small frame can't carry someone like that! I was struggling to barely lift her!"


"But of course"
I make my way to Anya to deliver the Lady


"Thank you for the lift."
"So, what's the plan now?"


"I am a ballet dancer, dear, and I can see when somepony is acting~"
I follow the group.

Turn her in then go back for Cirrio?"


"To go after Chiro. It may be best to wait until he's alone in his bathroom, if we can dig our way there. What will we do with our load, though?"

Look at the Lady


I stop, too stunned to move, then quickly regain myself and chase after her.
"Wh- [s]how much do you know."[/s]


Anya The white bodied, blue maned unicorn with purple eyes, is sitting on a park bench ahead looking at the gray sky. She still has her blue raincoat on, and she managed not to get wet at all with her sheild.


I saw a cute little bulge between your hind legs. Don't worry though, I like that in a mare."


"We managed to snag a little present for you during our little visit up on the cloud."
I nod my head at the sleeping bat mare on my back


"..you are a town resident, are you? Please see to it that this one is detained promptly, she is one of the bat pony's leaders.


"We managed to get their leader, still working on getting them to leave though."


"Oh, I'm just glad you're back safe. Certainly are in a hurry for that diner aren't you Allegro? What did you- " she looks at the shape of the mare on your back, and gasps "How did you do that? She's not even tied up or anything?!"

"A-a leader? Wow, the mayor certainly knew what he was doing when he hired you."


"She is one of their leaders. We have a plan to grab the other one too. Can you get us back inside?"


"He certainly hired the right band of…ah, adventurers, yes. I am merely a skilled adventurer among many."

"Let's go back in and take down their general."


"You don't speak a word of this to anyone, you hear me?"
"Noxx slipped a sedative into her food, and we just… kidnapped her, I guess."
I give her a curious look.
"…What's this about a dinner?"


"Natural strength and a steady back"
I grin
"Now where do you want her?"


"As long as you and me do some speaking later tonight~"

"I should probably have a, uh, weapon before we go back."


"Can you take her back to the village, we still have to finish up with getting the bat ponies out of here."


"Sure, lets go get her behind bars then.." at the moments the Lady Chiranna starts to sweat again. "Oh my! is she not well?"
"Ah, its private dinner. but I'm sure I can show you wear to get a good meal."
Anya nods "Quite resourceful indeed."
She winks at you. "I'd like to test out the steadiness of yours sometime."

"Lets get her inside in any case" Anya leads the group into a strong looking building, its got a both and benches in the first room, she unlocks a door and motions for you to follow, in this room are a couple of holding cells, Anya unlocks the first one and motions for you to set her inside.


"She didn't react well to whatever Noxx gave her. She's doing better than she was a little while ago."
I look around for a weapon I can borrow.

Rolled 5 = 5


"Speaking? What, um, do you mean?"
I start sweating slightly at the possibilities of what she could mean.
"A private dinner? Between you and Allegro?…"
Oh dear…
Rollin' to not be mad as fuck.

Rolled 6 = 6


There isn't anything in this room. but Anya see you looking for one. "Oh do you need a new weapon? I can fetch one for you, what do you usually wield? "
You calm yourself down, still feel a little jealous, but they might be kind of cute together.


I set down the Lady inside the cell
"Please make sure she gets the proper healing and attention she needs"
Rolling to keep my cool about Arioso questioning Anya about the dinner

Rolled 2 = 2


"Rather interesting how batponies react to a common sedative… With small does of a more lethal one, we could have Chiro down in very little time. Either way, she'll live."

You're not supposed to know my name


"You know what I mean. You are exactlymy type~"

"Umm, I don't. I think a knife would be my best bet."



You are sweating bullets. The price of being a player I suppose.
"What business of yours is it who I have dinner with?"


"Oh my is it hot in here? It's hot in here right?"
Roll for the same again

Rolled 1 = 1


"I- I… but… I don't do mares!"
"Nothing… nothing at all. Are you two in a relationship?"
Rolling to keep my cool.

Rolled 8 = 8


"..we should return to work, I think. The foul, corrupted image of the night pony behind all this is still loose."


"Agreed. And we should probably move quickly before they notice we kidnapped a leader of theirs."




"A knife, I can manage that. " She nods as if making note of your size.
"You did just have that mare on your back.." Anya locks the cell. "Maybe I should have a cleric look at you? " she touches your forehead with a cloth to wipe away the sweat. but this causes even more nervousness. You lean forward trying to hide your embarrassment and sort of press your nose against Anya's, she mistakes this for an a affectionate gesture and returns it, nuzzling you and giggling a bit.
You keep your emotions in check despite the scene in front of you. Anya answers you "Well, Um.. Allegro do you want to be in a relationship?"


"..we have time for this later. As he said, we need to act before they notice something wrong."

Prepare to fly off back into the storm clouds.


"I… really need to get going! There'll be time for this after we're done"
I rush back outside and get ready to fly back


Anya leaves quickly and returns with a knife and decorative holster perfectly sized for Odette's waist band. "Its not as pretty as your other gear, but perhaps this will serve you?" she levitates it over to Odette.


I grit my teeth at the display, then turn to Allegro, eye twitching.
"Well, Allegro, do yo-"
"Ahahah, you are NOT leaving mister!"


"We can discuss this on the way!"


See >>151094. I'm pretty sure he hasn't seen through her disguise.
"Why would you say something silly like that? Of course, with the lights off I can be just like a mare~"

"It's beautiful, thank you."
I put it on.


Anya looks surprised at your sudden vanishing act. You arrive outside, the rain has stopped but the wind has picked up. it will be a little harder to fly up this time. DC 7


She does a slight bow to you. "Of course, it is my job to help you out."


I wait for the others to come out before leaving


"They may have found out. Prepare yourselves…"

Silently think of a prayer to the guiding moon as I spread my wings and fly up.

Rolled 2 = 2


I head outside and notice the wind has picked up a bit.
"Guess they took my advice, sorry if this causes any problems."


This should be just like dancing. I fly on up.

Rolled 1 = 1


OOOh. I completely forgot about that, right. Sorry.
"I- I… I really do much prefer to be the one… um, underneath though."
I slowly start making my way out with Allegro, moving between worriedly looking at Odette and glaring at Anya, and then once I'm outside I try to take flight.

Rolled 8 = 8


I grab Khazard and try to fly up

Rolled 4 = 4


the wind knocks you down into the mud.
You do a cute little spin and hop to take off, but you hop into a mud puddle. and sink. its much deeper than you imagined. Helpless until you dig out or someone helps you.
You fly up easily and land on top of the storm clouds.
You get up in the air but the wind is too strong for you to carry both of you.


I peek down.
"Uh… need any help down there guys?"


I try to crawl out of the mud.

Rolled 3 = 3


"Now's no time to be playing in the mud!"
Pull Odette out

Rolled 10 = 10


"Sorry about the wind, but at leas tits not raining."
I use telekenisis to pull Odette out of the mud


Since someone's helping Odette, fly up again.

Rolled 3 = 3



Rolled 3 = 3


You can't quite get up.
You pull Odette out of the mud and fling "him" in the air. +1 to Odette making it up now.
You can't quite focus enough to grab "him".
The wind is just too strong, you get pushed back, but stay air borne. +1 to your next attempt.


Try to carry Khazard up again

Rolled 2 = 2


I try to use telekinesis to help

Rolled 4 = 4


They seek to repel us. Good, good.. they are fearful.

Fly up again

Rolled 8 + 1 = 9


I try to fly up again.

Rolled 2 + 1 = 3


I try to assist someone?

Rolled 10 = 10


You can't even get off the ground with him but..
Arioso, swoops down and give you a boost, all three of you are up on the clouds now.
You concentrate but its not much help.
You make it up with little trouble this time, finding an updraft to carry you most of the way.
You tumble back wards like a beach ball.

Anya comes out and sees some of your struggling. She concentrates hard using her telekinesis to aid you. +3 to your next roll. (come on guys..)


Come on, I can do it!

Rolled 6 + 3 = 9


You finally make it up there. The winds are nothing now that you have Anya's magic aiding you. Anya looks tired but cheers you on from below.


I applaud him as he makes it up.
"Congrats! You finally made it back up here! Now…"
I turn to Allegro,
"You were saying we could discuss this on the way there, hm?"

Rolled 4 = 4


I wave at her then turn to the others.
"Are we ready?"


"It… it was a discussion! Nothing promised. A-Any particular reason you're so concerned about it anyway?"


"Your personal matters can wait until we are out of enemy territory. Let's find this Chiro and be done."

"Let's go."

Get out my bow and look for the tower Chiro migh be overseeing.


I blush and start sweating as I realize how I've been acting,
"Uh, no reason!"
"Yeah, this can wait until after this!"
I assist him in looking for the tower.

Rolled 9 = 9


"Do we know where Chiro might be?"


Start heading for that tower
We're still in uniform right?

Rolled 6 = 6


I follow the others.


You see a lot of bat ponies working on a big tower. there is one above them in shiny armor that seems to have his hooves pointing at various things.
Right, I forgot to have Anya react to that, sorry.
You see this as well on your way to the tower and a bat pony patrol flies over you and waves as he passes you.


you know he might be checking on the tower to the north.


"Seems he won't be alone for a while… shall I try to snipe him?"

Stealth up.

Rolled 1 = 1


"I don't want to try taking on that many of them."


Look around for any nearby buildings we can lure Chiro to

Rolled 4 = 4


"Wonder if they know that the lady is gone yet."


You start singing a song as you approach the tower "Kill, death in the Name of Luna, Luna My Goddess, Strike down the defilers. " Needless to say everyone in the area hears and sees you, and they are not amused in the slightested.

"Excuse me, what are you doing?!" Three bat ponies come at you and try to disarm you. roll please,

You could take him into a smaller tower, but who knows if those are empty.


"Ah, excuse me! It was just a catchy song I heard, if you ignore the lyrics…"


I smack my face at my party members idiocy.
"Well… what now?"


"I don't know. Why couldn't he have waited?"


Diceroll failed for some reason

Rolled 5 = 5


"Please excuse her. She… misheard a song I was singing."

Rolled 2 = 2


I smack my face again and fly over,
"Yeah! She just misheard lyrics, that's all!"

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6


The Bat ponies don't believe you and take you bow, and swords away from you, "Why were you singing about Luna anyway? HAVE YOU GONE MAD?" They try to take you away.
They turn on you "YOU TAUGHT HER THAT SONG? YOU MUST ANSWER FOR THIS TOO!" They try to grab you.
"Are you saying you know these ponies? Have they gone mad? "

The Bat ponies are trying to take away Noxx and Allegro. Roll to resist/ stop them.


"Aren't you listening? The simpleton misheard the lyrics."

Rolled 10 = 10


"Let me go!"
Try to escape their grasp

Rolled 7 = 7


"W- wait! It's just a comedy of errors! There is no malice or ill will intended! A- and you must've misheard her! I'm sure she was singing to the glory of Nightmare Moon!"

Rolled 1 + 2 = 3


"You don't need to take them of somewhere just because of a song, do you? Just leave them with a warning or something"

Rolled 6 = 6




Rolled 6 = 6


You manage to struggle free.
They believe you. completely and nod. "Well, that would make more sense." "Alright, but you need to keep an eye on them." "here you can hold on to their weapons. " They hand you Noxx's confiscated weapons.
They nod at you, already convinced to release the prisoners.
They drop you. "Be careful to remember to words properly from now on."


I take the weapons.
"Thank you. I'll keep an eye on them."


I just keep quiet until they leave


"We'll make sure she does!"
I turn to Noxx and smack her,
"What is wrong with you?!"


"…thank goodness. If I can have my gear back, let's find away to lure their leader to an empty tower."


"Very well then, we have orders to carry out and its getting late.. If you're looking for Chiro you'd best speak to him quickly he's about to head to bed.." They fly away to complete something.


"Ah, wait! Where is he right now, exactly? We need to speak with him."


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One of them flies back.
"uhh you have a map right? I'll mark it for you." He puts a mark on your map. "That green mark is where is he now."


I fly to that location.


"In case we really need to alert him, where is his bedroom?"


I follow


I follow as well.



There are bat ponies flying back and forth with clouds all around the area, Master Chiro is hoovering above the mess looking at some kind of paper and shouting at them occasionally. He looks tired.
"Well. his bed room is in the same area as Lady Chiranne..But you wouldn't want to bother him there."


I follow everyone else to that spot


I tuen to the ones that followed me.
"He showers before going to bed, right?"



Follow the others. >>151191


"Do we wait for him to head to bed?"


He should. Either way, he'll be alone in bed.


"Considering he'd find his lady missing, we'd have to be quick"


"I think that would be best."


You follow them and see everything as well.

The large tower south of you seems more massive than before, and some of the spirals seem to have have runes sculpted into it. The smaller tower looks unfinished in comparison, its just a simple spiral.


"Should we set a trap or something then?"


"How should I know?"


We'd need to be sure where he's going first. We're not sure if he's headed to the Lady's bedroom.

Hover around and wait


Master Chiron yawns and motions for the ponies to come to him. "ALRIGHT, THAT'S ENOUGH FOR NOW, GET SOME REST PUPS!"

The ponies salute and disperse. Master Chiron is followed by two royal guard ponies, they head toward the castle, he hasn't seen you yet.


I follow at a distance.


Follow but keep a good distance


Follow from distance like the others


Coat the head of an arrow in sedative, then follow.


Follow from a distance, like everyone else.



You see him tell his guards some thing, they fly off in the direction of the bedrooms, and Chiro goes alone into the showers. He strips off his lovely armor revealing his mane and tail are more gray than the other bat ponies, are his eyes are yellow and he has the same dark coat as everyone else. He kicks the clouds to get the water started and hums to himself as he washes up.


"Now's our chance!"
Follow him in as quietly as I can

Rolled 2 = 2


"Those guards heading to the bedrooms might notice that their queen is missing, should we stop them, or just get this guy right now?"



Stealth up and move to him.

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10


"Somepony needs to take care of them."

I fly into the showers.
"Hello commander, how are you doing today?"
I Cheap Shot him in the back of his head with the butt of my knife to knock him out.


If the guards come after us we >>151227
can just hold him hostage

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9


Totally not staring at him. Nope.
"Oh dear… what should we do? I have no idea!"


"Alright, let's get this guy quickly then."
I follow him with everyone else, and cast Transfix before he notices us

Rolled 2 = 2


You move silent as the night, and Allegro's distraction makes it easier to sneak up behind him.
He hears you come in and watches your movements. "First off you don't wear you armor in the shower, second this is my tu-"
"Oh not another one?! Don't you rookies know how to take a shower somewh-"
You succeed in knocking him out, you should probably do something with him while he's out.
He's already knocked out so there is nothing to transfix.


"Who had the rope? Did anyone go after those guards?"


"Well… that was easy. We bring him back to town to be detained, then order him to bring his clouds elsewhere? "


"I have some spare lute strings but no actual rope.."

"It might not be that easy. He'll probably need some major convincing."


The water is still falling down on his perfectly toned pony body.. his muscular legs twitch every once in a while, his gray mane and tail are soaking wet, the water slides off his bat wings almost like they were made of rubber, the soap is now completely gone, and you can see everything there.


"We have his lady. Besides, there's nothing his guards can do about reviving the Nightmare Demon without him"


"…Well that surprisingly easy. What now?"


"If the bat ponies are as loyal as the lady said, we might need another plan to get them to leave. At least without leaders they shouldn't be able to advance their plans much."


I lick my lips as I tie him up with Cloudcaller's rope.

Rolled 7 = 7


I get the fuck outta there!


"I'm going to check to see if the coast is clear."
I head out of the bathroom and check if any guards are nearby.

Rolled 9 = 9


You tie him securely, making sure neither hoof nor wings can move and maybe spend an extra minute admiring dat flank.
You don't see anyone nearby, they are probably all getting ready for bed.


While still stealthed, sneak out and find a route to get him down safely. Also try not to think too much about that body

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5


"Everything looks clear, don't think they noticed anyone is missing."


"Right, objective secure. Let's bring him back down."


"So, are we taking him down right away or doing all the talking here?"


I talk from behind a wall.
"Well… he is kind of knocked out at the moment. Probably not going to be doing much talking."


Your mind wanders back to that body.. that soaking wet mane, and those muscles.. He certain has quite the.. you see a couple of royal guards flying to the south side. and one standing in front of the bed room area looking worried. there isn't anyone in the storage area, and most of the ponies have cleared out of the northern area. You can see some of the bat ponies sleeping on clouds.


"If you realize he's knocked out then why are you hiding?"


"I- I have my reasons!"
Rolling to not think of dat everything.

Rolled 4 = 4


You fail to get the image out of you mind, but manage to hide your reaction from the others.


Oh.. Oh Night, that lucky lady…

"We go down by the North, least gusrds there. Someone carry him. "


Carry Chiro on my back

Rolled 6 = 6


"I'm a bit too slender to carry him. Maybe big, strong Allegro can?"

I fly over next to him.
"Where were we earlier? You had some sort of objection, right? Nice job keeping everything tucked away with that handsome, wet, tied-up stallion so close to you, by the way."


He's a little heavier than Lady Chiranna, but you manage it alright. He seems to be stirring a little bit.


"Is this really the time?!"
"Um, is it just me or is he waking up?…"


"I feel him moving. We should get going"


Is his mouth tied? If not get my dagger out and hold it near his face.


I cheap shot him again.
"Sure it is. You want to keep your secret hidden, right?"


"Better get moving, I'll try to keep him still."
I cast Transfix on him.

Rolled 7 = 7


"Yes, hurry. I will keep him silent if need be.'


He hears the sounds of your voice and simply cannot handle the truth of death, he looks at your frightened..
Odette simply knocks him back out before anything else can happen.


I head towards the north


I follow.


"Excellent work. Move him out, we go down by North! "


I follow everyone else out


I follow.
"Of course! But… are you really serious? I- I'm not even that… large."


"Make sure nobody sees us leaving!"
Dive back down to the surface

Rolled 9 = 9



The way is clear ahead, there isn't even the usual night watch you would expect, where are they? You seem them making a routine circle around the castle, but they are on the other side, and you are covered from their line of sight by a sleeping bat pony.


You dive down to the ground, making sure no one sees you carry away their leader, naked, wet, and bound..


"If you really want everypony to know that you're smuggling a sausage, feel free to turn me down."

I follow in his wake.

Rolled 8 = 8


I follow behind him, and try not to get 'ideas' about him and Allegro.. and me.

Rolled 8 = 8


Keep going, we need to get him to surface as quickly as possible!


I follow everyone else


"Okay okay! I'll… do it with you."


You all make it down safely.. This time Anya is waiting, and she helps khazard land safely. "Oh, that was fast! Just like you said it would be…"


Wonderful. Now, to hand him over to detention.


"Got another one"
Keep my eyes to the ground and avoid eye contact

Rolled 1 = 1


"Take a good look at Chiro. That's going to be you once we've taken care of the bat problem~"

"What now? Do we let them know we have their leaders?"


"Yup, the village should be safe for now, or at least until they find our their leaders are gone."


I refuse to make eye contact with her.
"W- wait what?!"


You look down, but instead of seeing the ground you see her legs, they are delicate, thin lady like legs, and her hooves don't have a spec of mud, she look like and angel in this muddy waste land.
"Oh, good.. Lets just take him to the holding cells, I've got someone guarding the sick one you brought earlier. "
She looks a little hurt.


Separate them until this one comes to, please. Then we can begin bargaining.


"I'll be gentle with the rope, but not too gentle."

"She's still sick?"


She nods, and carefully levitates Chiro off of Allegro's back. "I'll take him then.."
"Yes, I left a healer with her, but its not doing much good." she looks concerned. "You're sure it should wear off soon right?"


I don't make eye contact with her, but I do at least look in her general direction.
"And the mare's still sick? Do you know what's wrong with her?"
I don't reply, merely sweating and panicking.


It probably takes a bit more time to wear off.


"Are you okay? You look like you're falling ill"
I give a concerned look


"There was something in the food she ate, could always induce vomiting to get it out if she doesn't get better."


I'm certain it'll wear off, it's a common sleeping drug… nowhere near a lethal dose. >>151338


"She's probably not used to flying so much. Poor dear."

"That's good. Is anypony going to, err, question them now?"


"Her fever's gotten worse. She hasn't woken up from her sleep even once since you've been gone.."
She looks concerned about this idea "Well, I suppose that is one option.."
"Tell the healer which one when you see her, that should help anyway. "


I frown.
"That doesn't sound good."


It's an over the counter variant, concentrated, but that's about it.



"Fine! Just fine!"
Bluffin' the fuck outta this.
I frown as well,
"That really doesn't sound good at all!"

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10


She takes Chiro into the Holding area, opens the cell next to Lady Chiranna and sets him down gently, his soft gray mane fluffing up a bit as it dries, his muscles twitch and he seems to be waking up..

There is a nurse pony, with pink hair and a chocolate skin, frantically trying to aid Chiranna, but to no avail. Nurse Pony looks at your party tiredly. "Do I need to fix that one up too?"

The guard is a Pegasus knight, wearing simple armor. He looks a little under armed for such an important duty, but he assures you that there are others flying around.


Your bluff succeeds, no one suspects anything.


"He's fine, we just knocked him out for a bit."


"Alright. You seem okay enough"

"Maybe a little bandage and some ointment. He uh… hit his head on the way down"


"You can't cure her? You have to keep trying!"
I do a dance to try and inspire the nurse pony.

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4


"Oh dear… try giving her something to break down the drug, it's a concentrate of Night Bulb extract. You know, the one sold in medicine shops everywhere? "


I assist her in the dance!
Can I do this even though I don't have Inspire?

Rolled 8 = 8


She sighs and nods at you. "At least you didn't use anything on that one.."
The nurse smiles at you, as you play a hula dance song..
And the effort from you as well, and as you dance and sing along makes it more effective.
I don't know what the rule is, but with an eight I suppose you can.
"Oh, that's all is it?" she takes a small pill out of her bag and feeds it to Chiranna, while shaking her chocolate colored flank a bit to the beat..

Chiranna's sweating stops with in a few moments. She seems to be getting better and fast.


"You're pretty smart."

"And you aren't a bad dancer."


I start worrying over the potential implications of that could mean coming from 'him'.

Rolled 3 = 3


"That she is!"
Is Anya still around?


She is watching. .


"… thank goodness. Anyway… "

Stand near Chiro's cell and wait for him to wake up.


"Now all we do is wait for them to get up."


I grin at him.

"Who do we talk to first?"


We use Lady to get Chiro to talk. He seems to be the leader.


The nurse pony steps out of the cell, leaving some clear water for the lady to drink, and simply stand back..

Chiro wakes up first. He scowls at the party "What have you done?! You traitors!" he sees the Lady Chiranna in the next cell over and his face turns absolutely red with rage. "YOU TOOK HER AS WELL?! WHAT DID YOU DO LADY CHIRANNA?!"

At this the nurse pony, guard and Anya decide to back away and leave you all alone..


ooc: and we interrogate tomorrow


The party is alone with the two bat pony captives, Lady Chiranna , A shapely Bat Pony Mare, her age is un-determinable and she is a very important piece of the bat pony's operation, she was one of the bat ponies that Nightmare Moon spoke directly to when they were awakened. She has been knocked out for hours because of a drug, she has been given medical aid to help her recover quickly. She isn't tied up because it was felt that the toxin weakened her enough that the bars would do.

The Master Chiro, a middle age Bat Pony, with a perfectly toned body, he is a war veteran, leader of the the Western Wings. Its more than just his duty to ensure Chiranna's safety, they have something stronger between them.

The party already learned that the Bat Ponies need to secure six locations: The site of victory for pegasus and earth ponies, a tower of peace, a cave of crystals, an old castle of magic, and a strong apple orchard. The Bat ponies must then draw runes on these scared locations, and channel power into them in order to free Night Mare Moon. Master Chiro is one of three generals, You know nothing about the other two, or where they are.

Master Chiro has been securely tied, neither hoof nor wing can move an inch, and just now awakened to see his Chiranna in the cell next to him, his rage was instant and aggressive but his bonds hold strong and he can't really hurt you.


"Now now Chiro, calm down and tell us everything you can. Make this easy, and you'll be assured safety. First thing's first, who are the other two generals? Where are they at now?"

Rolled 9 = 9


"We want to do this peacefully, if you answer our questions, we might let you leave unharmed."

Rolled 1 = 1


"Mmm.. I should really heal the lady."


I poke Chiro with my hoof and put on my gruffest voice possible.

"Tell us what you know, scum!"

Rolled 2 = 2


"Look, listen. We don't want to hurt you… but what you're doing is going to hurt a lot of ponies. So we need to know everything you can tell us!"

Rolled 10 = 10


"You want to know of the other two generals?" He laughs a bit "You couldn't lay a feather on them if you wanted to. Master Avia, and Master Tilo can not be harmed. Tilo's Northern wings are already, well armored and has nearly located the ruins of the tower. While Avia's eastern wings have mastered the art of arrows, and can hit any target. " He brags proudly.
He scowls at you "Peaceful? You call taking a man by surprise when he's a shower peaceful? I call you a coward and a fool." He spits in your general direction.
He glares at you, and shivers at you touch. "Can you keep your hooves to your self pony?"
He looks moved by your concern. "Hurting you? We just need to do our job, if your kind stay out of our way they won't be hurt."


"Could you please help us? Please?"

Rolled 6 = 6


"And you think casting the world into eternal darkness wouldn't hurt us?! The crops will whither and die, starvation will be rampant, beasts will attack any pony they see without fear of being caught or seen! Imagine how many will die!"

Rolled 6 = 6


"Hey now, I wasn't the one who knocked you out. But you have to understand, we can't let you bring back someone who wants eternal night, even if you're doing it peacefully."

Rolled 2 = 2


"Arrows and armor aren't a concern if we can't be attacked. Not unless we attack first right? Anyway, what would it take to convince you to stop?"

Rolled 2 = 2


"Guys, which one of these two would be more helpful? The lady or this person?"




"I think we've questioned the Lady enough"


He looks at your caring eyes and feels your desire to help others. "Well, I don't know I haven't been anything but a warrior for a long time, How could someone like me help you?"
He nods at you. "I don't think you fully understand, I already gave my word to help The Goddess of Night return. Its not easy to just go back on something like that. "
He looks taken back by this argument. "Well, actually.. I never thought of it that way.. My Goddess wouldn't do something that would cause us all to die… surely there are plants that would thrive in the night as well? We would simply adopt.. but.. the lady does love her peaches.."
He's lost in thought about peaches and Lady Chiranna not being happy in a world of darkness and doesn't respond.


"I understand your loyalty. If your goddess just wanted to come back, I'd be fine with it. Its just the whole eternal night thing thats the problem."

Rolled 5 = 5


"Just send that cloud away and I'm sure you and your kind would be allowed to stay in the town no problem"



Rolled 2 = 2


"Yeah, mushrooms. That's it. Our entire diets would be reduced to mushrooms. We wouldn't even have trees! They would all whither and die!"

Rolled 6 = 6


"Mushrooms can't just live on nothing, you know! Without sunlight, they wouldn't have any dead plants to eat. We learned that in school!"

"You're stupid and your goddess is stupid."

Rolled 9 = 9


"Even if full night weren't possible, you already appreciate it for what it is right? I.. I love the sun with all my being. But I know that it can't stay forever in one place. Doing so would mean death for the land! You are a war lord, no? You have an undeniable command, please use that. Please"
Persuasion roll again

Rolled 5 = 5


"I see your point young unicorn, but what can I do?"
"The cloud is required, we need it as a base and the towers are needed to channel the energy to the runes."
"Ah, well mushrooms aren't so bad. If it makes The Goddess of Eternal Night happy, then I will eat them all night with her." He smiles a bit.

he quickly frowns, "If what you're saying is true then.. she would return only to kill us with darkness.. she would kill even us, her most loyal servants who waited for nearly a thousand more years for her to contact us. We waited for so long to hear her orders, and you mean to tell me that all along, her plan was suicidal? " He closes his eyes holding back some kind of emotion and then glares at you with water eyes. "How can I tell my Wings? My comrades? My lady? They'd never be able to accept that truth."


"Tell them the truth! Her plan was formed out of nothing more than malice, nothing more than jealousy! She has no long term goals, no overarching plan!"

Rolled 2 = 2


"You can try. If you can realize the truth, then so can they!"

Rolled 10 = 10


"We know how she tried to bring eternal night before, but did she mention that to you when she revive you guys? I mean, this could all be some giant misunderstanding in that she just wants to exist in this world again peacefully."

Rolled 8 = 8


"There is no other option than widespread bloodshed, and I don't want that for anypony. They must know the truth even if they don't accept it."

Rolled 5 = 5


He seems angry at your accusations. "Now, that's going a bit too far. She wanted to bring order to the world, how is that short sighted?"
"Now- I suppose this old war pony has to be a politician." he laughs at his own joke. "Well, It really is best for me to tell them anyway. They'd only try to attack an outsider like yourself." He nods to himself thinking this is a really great idea. "Yeah, we can just convince the others to stop as well. Avia and Tilo are hard headed, but if I can be convinced they probably can too.."
"Well, she mainly gave us instructions to bring her back, I know Lady Chiranna was one of those she chose to speak through. She might be able to ask for you. Most of the goddess's energy was spent reviving us so she had to speak quickly. I believe the wording was: "Do this and I can bring back the rein of the night."
"You might have a point pony cleric, I've know nothing but fighting and tactics, a lesson from someone about not killing might do me some good. I was commanded not to make war on your kind, but taking hostages is an act of war."


"I don't believe you told us where Avia was. Any idea?"

Rolled 9 = 9


"Thank you very much for your help. Truly the blessed moon would shine on you for thinking to guard the lives of others."

Rolled 8 = 8


"Thank you very much for your help. Truly the blessed moon would shine on you for thinking to guard the lives of all around you."

Rolled 7 = 7


"So you agree to help us? You don't want to bring back eternal night anymore?"


"Rein of the night does seem to imply she wants eternal night, or might want to rule some territory. At least we're in agreement of stopping this fighting."

Rolled 5 = 5


"But it's true… nevermind. So you'll help us?"


"Ah, Avia's a very flighty one. she should be seeking out the location of a scared site to the east of the continent, I haven't heard from her Eastern wings since she went in search of them. "
He looks curious, "You referred to a blessed moon, is this a deity a peaceful spirit of the night?"
"No, young pegasus, I will not try to bring the eternal night upon your land. I'd like to help you if you feel comfortable releasing me now. I have no intention to fight you, I simply need to explain it to my lady.." He wiggles a little bit to remind everyone that he can't move.
"Yes, I must find a way to clear up this concept with The Goddess.."
"I will try to help you, they are more likely to listen to me than one of you."


"Of course. Though I trust you now, I must remind you that if you try anything funny, you're vastly outnumbered here."
Untie him

Rolled 2 = 2


I look at Khazard.
"Can you untie him with your magic please? "

After that I look back at Chiro.
"You didn't know? How long have you been asleep? There are at least two rather popular ballets about the whole Luna/Nightmare Moon thing. I've had part in performances in each, by the way."


"Very much so! The calm shield of night embodied in the elegant princess Luna.if she's part of this timeline otherwise ignore that last part

Rolled 7 = 7


I use telekenisis to untie him

Rolled 9 = 9


"Thank you so much…"
I give him a hug.


"You have been very helpful. Remember, the Moon Lady gives forgiveness to those who seek it."

Check on Lady Chiranna.



He nods at Allegro. and before Allegro can reach to untie him. The ropes glow with unicorn magic and unwinds painlessly. He stands up and spreads his wings stretching after bound so long. "That was fine work with your magic, unicorn." He shakes hooves with Allegro, recievs Arioso's hug with a grin and pats he on the back, he also gives a hoof shake to Khazard and Odette.
"Well, I don't know much about what happened after the six gifted ones banished her. We have been asleep since then waiting for her to awaken us. If this Moon goddess Luna is the other half of our Goddess, maybe she would accept us and help our colony live here."
Lady Chiranna is sleeping, but very lightly, she is tossing and turning in her sleep every one in a while, and her eyes are fluttering occasionally. She should wake any time now.


"You know her better than we do. What should we do?"


"Please, you must give us all the information you can about the others trying to return the Dark Nightmare. If they are not stopped, and the Guiding Lady of Night who saved me when no one else would is turned into a beast…"

I shiver.


"How quickly would you be able to get word of this to the other bat colonies?"


"Shall we head up now, so you can talk to the other bat ponies?"


He looks up at the roof seeing something distant, something not here. "This is your time young pegasus. I only know how to concur, destroy and enforce. I could order them to move the cloud away, and tell them how this plan will bring only trouble for all of us, but what would they say to that?"
"It would take three nights of flying to get to the Northern Wings, and the Eastern wings are probably a five day flight from here. "
"Alright, but first I need to break the news to my Lady.." He steps up to her cell and calls into her. "Chiranna, wake up fair lady Chiranna.."

She awakens to the sound of Chiro's voice. "Ch-chiro? What's going on? " She staggers to get up and over to the door. "Why am I in here? What happened?"

"Ah, please take it easy my lady.. oh, you have a cut?"


…Oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck.
There goes our ally.
god dammit Noxx


"If you and Chiranna both told them that, maybe they would believe both of you?"


Heal the cut

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4


"Oh m- my Lady! You have a cut? Did one of your guards panic a bit too much when he was fretting over your sickness?!"

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12


Talk to Chiro.
"I needed her to speak. My line of work… requires I resort to means like this. I have helped tend to her, and I apologize."

Turn to the Lady.
"I had you attended to after you were captured and brought away. Are you alright?"


I back up a bit and wait to see what happens


"Yes it must've been a reckless guard!"
Wink at Arioso


the wound glows and gets smaller, it still leaves a scar.
The Lady blinks at you. "huh, I do remember being cared for my one of my most loyal guards. But then, what happened after was.. Maybe it was a dream… but I thought I saw all of you, but no, I was sick right? So I must have been dreaming"

Chiro nods "Indeed my lady, these gentle souls would never lay a hoof on you. They wish to make peace with us, if we cooperate with them they may let us meet the kind shield of night, the Moon Goddess Luna. They say she is the true form of our goddess. "


"Indeed. Her Majesty saved me from the depths of despair, and should you wish it, can surely help you find happiness as well. Now… we need to start tracking down the other Bat Ponies."


"We need the two of you to stop your ponies before they make that sign you were talking about."


I cast a glare Noxx's way and wipe a bit of sweat from my brow.
"Yes… we'd never hurt you! Now, we need you to stop your bat ponies or else bad things will happen!"


"You said the other colonies are a few days from here, and I'd imagine it would still take a bit to get the colony here to understand our peace agreement. We can head out to those other colonies if you want."


"Of course we would never harm a lady!"
I bow
"Shall we be on our way soon?"


See if I can mend away the scar now

Rolled 5 = 5


"That is most kind of you to say. We should start with Tilo the Northern Wings, They are a little close to the Eastern Wings and we may find out where Avia is. Tilo will be the hardest to convince, but he will be a great ally. Besides that, I actually know where the tower ruins are."
"Right, if my lady agrees that is." He looks to Chiranna and she nods.
"I don't why you suddenly want to change to plan, but I will need to pray about it first."
"I will not betray my goddess by not putting down the runes. What kind of sorcery have you done to my Chiro" She says softly to you from her cell.
Chiro responds "But- my lady.. they need this land to grow on, bringing darkness will kill them all!"
Chiranna scowls but remains silent.
She returns your gesture with a proper nod and curtsy, but she still looks mad.
"I must have an explaination of what spell you put on Chiro and what you have to gain from it."
The skin regrows around the area, her gray fur starts to grow back, leaving no trace that she was abused in anyway. "Oh, that does feel better." she tests her legs out a bit.


"We have done nothing but convince him of the truth!

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9


"It's common sense. If the sun goes away then the plants die, and if the plants die we die."


"We didn't use any spells, we just said how eternal night is bad because the plants and nature needs sunlight."


"We've shown him how wro-"

"What she said!"


"Eternal Darkness is no way to live. All should be free to choose between the two, and live how they like. To remove that choice would be an abomination. A world shrouded in dark is nothing but a world of death. Perhaps Chiro could better explain it to you"


"M-my lady, there is another deity of night. A lady of elegance and embodiment of the moon. She was also that which was the lady of night, in these times she has changed her ways. Please see that if she can do such then you too are able. Please, my lady."
Persuasion roll

Rolled 10 = 10


She narrows her eyes at you, and starts to chant a prayer to cast out your foul thought from her mind. "Eternal Night will keep me pure, The darkness will guide me.."
Your words reach to her in her trance like prayer. "Another Night Goddess? Why do you think she is the same one that spoke to me? They were separated according to your own tales correct? I will agree to come meet her, but only to see that she is not the same one I worship" she whispers to Chiro "Don't worry I'll get you freed from their grasp."
"You make release me from this cage now." she taps on the bars.

Chiro looks confused by smiles and nods. "Yes, please let her out now. one of you has the keys right?"



Rolling to see if I overheard that

Rolled 4 = 4


Rolling to see if I overheard the whisper.

Rolled 7 = 7


"Someone fetch Anya. She can let them out"


Rolling to overhear.

Rolled 7 = 7


"I think, let me check."
I check around the room to see if the keys are in there.

Rolled 2 = 2


"Your goddess seeks to strip Life from the world and shroud it with deathly dark. Why, why would you serve her?"

Motion for her to be let out anyway.


You heard nothing.
You heard: don't worry … I'll …free ..their grasp
They aren't in here but you take notice of Allegro's statement. and call for Anya. She comes in and unlocks the door for all of you.
"Ah, I see it went well then?" Anya says.
Chiranna walks out and simply scoffs at your statement "I see you are not one who would understand anything about me."


"My apologies, I am not well versed in the history of the moonkeepers. I do know that princess Luna is as kind and caring as her sister of the sun. You have to understand that I want a peaceful resolution, Lady"

Rolled 5 = 5


"We have… and understanding"
I stand behind Arioso and keep my eyes on the floor

Rolled 3 = 3


"Shall we head on to the cloud fortress and tell your troops about our peace agreement then?"


"Perhaps not. I am willing to welcome you should you wish, but be warned - protecting the people who live in the day is a duty I will see to by any means."

Go off to a side and wait.


"Can we please make them stop making the markings now?"


"…Please Lady, we want a non-violent resolution to this. Can't you see reason?"

Rolled 8 = 8


Anya senses your awkwardness and says to the group. "Well, you'd probably best be made aware that the Bat ponies have gone crazy over these two being missing. They have sent us a warning that the winds will not stop until our leaders are returned."
Chiro looks gravely at this news.
Chiranna looks humbled at this, "Alright. as I said I will come with you and listen, but abandoning my cause is out of the question. She personally asked me to help her."
Chiro looks happy at this and replies "Yes, lets go, they will be happy to see me."
Chiro: "Yes of course, we can stop until we know the true meaning of her words."
Chiranna: "No! I mean.. sure, if that's what you desire Chiro."
Chiranna looks at you, " I will go along with this for Chiro's sake. but this isn't the right way to do things. " she grumbles something you can't understand.


I smile at Chiro.
"Good. Let's get going."
I walk out of the room.


I follow


"Think how you wish for now. If we will be off soon…"


"Let head off then and get those winds stopped."
I head outside and wait for a ride up to the cloud fortress.


I follow.


You all leave the building and see that the wind has been nearly doubled in strength, there are bat ponies on the grounds knocking on door, and one spots your party. "HEY ITS THEM!" ten bat ponies come toward you.


"W- What are you talking about we're not the ponies you're looking for nope nope nope!"

Rolled 9 + 2 = 11


"Relax! We aren't looking to hurt anyone!"


"Don't worry guys, your leaders are fine, and we're all friends now."

Rolled 4 = 4


Ready my bow.

"Chiro! Tell them to stand down!"


I say nothing but brace myself just in case


Look around like I'm one of them

Rolled 3 = 3


The look confused, both bat ponies look like their leaders, but they honestly haven't see them up close very often, and certainly not naked. "Are you sure?" They shrug call out "ITS NOT THEM FALSE ALARM!" and look somewhere else before they can hear anyone else's statement. There was a royal guard pony looking by himself and he looks very disappointed that it wasn't them. He's not far from you.


If I notice the royal guard pony, I walk over to him and ask him what's up.


"Still looking for something?"
Try to act natural

Rolled 6 = 6


I walk over to the guard pony.
"Hey, think you slow the wind down a bit, we need to get up to the cloud fortress."

Rolled 7 = 7


"But the markings are on the ground, aren't they?"


"Good day. You mind helping us get up to the cloud fort?"

Rolled 1 = 1


"Aren't they carving them from the clouds though?"



The guardian bat pony looks at you both with sad eyes. "I-I need to find them, the Lady Chiranna, and the Master Chiro.. The ponies must have taken him."

"No, no one is allowed back up until they are found! they must be here on the ground somewhere. "


"But they're right over there."
I point at Chirana and Chiro


So is he the only guy nearby? The other left?

If so I fucking hit him in the head with the back of my sword. Just to be safe.

Rolled 4 = 4


"Oh, them? Why, they're right here."

Point them over.

Rolled 5 = 5


"No, she said they were on the ground."


"Oh, they are?" The royal guard looks over at them relived. He runs over to them but is assaulted by. Cloudcaller. he easily dodges and punches cloud caller in the face. "RUN MY LORDS!" he shouts and the ten bat ponies from earlier come back to see what the shouting was a about.
Chiro gets a stern look on his face and shakes his head. "Why did you do this?" Chiro becomes all emo for this turn and goes on about how he trusted you and you did this.
Chiranna runs behind her bat ponies and starts to pray.


"He was going to rat us out! I knew we couldn't trust you!"

Rolled 2 = 2


I cheap shot Cloudcaller where it hurts.
"What the fuck is wrong with you? We were trying to be nice, and it was working!"


"Hold on now, this is all a misunderstanding! He probably just tripped or something."

Rolled 3 = 3


"Damn it, hostage lost! Hostage lost!"

"Chiro, don't let the actions of one dictate your judgment of all of us! You there, apologize!"

Rolled 5 = 5


Examine the bat ponies. How hostile do they seem?

Rolled 1 = 1


"Cloudcaller, what is wrong with you!? Why'd you go and attack them unprovoked!"
Restrain him!
"Please, Chiro, this is all a misunderstanding! We do not stand by him in his actions!"


You cheap shot him and he keels over in pain.

Chiro's rage boils and he shouts at you "ENOUGH OF YOU EXCUSES!" He goes to his royal guard and explains everything that was happening.
The seem very hostile to you. You attack with your old mace and they throw you back. "Don't mess with us little pegasus."

A marking on the ground below Chiranna starts to glow, something dark is forming from it. Something that is full of rage, spite and hate. The dark form begins to take shape and it seems to be a rather large wolf made out of shadows, It howls at you and more pony sized shapes start to form.


"…Tsk! So their work is showing.. prepare yourselves!"

Fire an arrow right into the wolf shadow mass.

Rolled 3 = 3


"Too late to apologize now!"
Cheap shot the shadowy wolf


"Celestia damn it!"
I cheap shot Cloudcaller again for good measure then draw my knife and turn to face whatever it is.

Rolled 10 = 10


Draw my sabre and cheapshot the dark shadowy figure!


"So much for a peaceful approach. You should realize attacking all of us for one's actions is stupid."
I empty the wolf bones out of my bag and cast Raise Dead.

Rolled 8 = 8


"Oh, /now/ we fight fair, but when the creepy one poisoned and cut up the lady bat, did anyone listen to me?! You're all a bunch of phonies!"

"Stop hitting me!"

Attack the darkness with marksman shot.

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9


"What are hitting him there for?! Even if he got a little excited he's just a kid!"


"I don't care if he's a foal! He just got us all killed and now Nightmare Moon is going to come back!"


You arrow misses, probably because of the wind, or you could have loading it wrong.
You hit him so hard his grand children can feel it.
The wolf cries out in pain, its legs deform for a moment and it is helpless.
You do the same to another cluster of darkness and it scatters.
Your bones rattle and come together, the wolf bone minions wags its tail at you, and looks ready to fight.
You attack a dark blob before it has a chance to full form.

The other six blobs form into nightmarish looking beasts, they have the general body of a pony, the claws of a dragon, and black tendrils all over their body.


I fly up into the air and start dancing to inspire the party.

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12


I fly up in the air and shoot one of the abominations.

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4


Continue attacking!

Rolled 10 = 10


"Worry about attacking the threat in front of us, not his privates!"

Inspire the party by playing the school fight song I heard Cloudcaller humming

Rolled 9 + 2 = 11


"Nggh! In the name of the Moon, be purged!"

Dual wielding my Dagger and short sword, attack a Nightmare beast.

Rolled 9, 7 = 16


"Good to see you're excited Fenrir, let's take care of these shadows."
Fenrir charges to attack a nightmare beast

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6


ooc: did I mention there are still 10 angry bat ponies around.
Chiro and his royal guard look horrified at the monsters that have some about. Chiro decides to side with you again. "You were right comrades no good can come of this."
You don't fly into the air but you you fire a shot at one of the shadow monsters. It loses a tendril but doesn't really get hurt.
You swing with your saber and cut through and abomination with ease. It dissolves into darkness.
You cut through the beast with grace and speed. It never had a chance. Its shadows chase away from your blade as if they are afraid of you.
You attack and cut it in half, the beast reforms but smaller.

The shadow wolf has managed to collect itself again and strikes an attack on your group moving very quickly.

there are four shadow beasts and the shadow wolf remaining. The bat ponies are just protecting their Lady while she chants.


"Good, good. But if that prayer is what I think it is…"

Stealth up.

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12


Odette dances and Allegro plays. Together they make the most inspiring scene you have ever seen, its a classic number about how a young colt wanted to fly, but his wing was broken.. The story ends with a moral about never giving up your dreams.
Everyone +5


(so is our bonus this round +5?)

I hold still, draw my breath in, stick out my tongue a little, and carefully shoot the shadow wolf right between the eyes.

Rolled 8 + 7 = 15


Cheap shot the shadow wolf!

Rolled 4 + 5 = 9


"A shadow wolf is no match for the real thing!"
Fenrir rushes at the shadow wolf head on.

Rolled 10 + 7 = 17


I dive down and Cheap Shot one of the shadow beasts.

Rolled 8 + 5 = 13


Time to do some fancy shit!
I begin to do a combat dance routine, twirling between the beasts and striking them with my sword!

Rolled 9 + 5 = 14


You disappear so well that not even the gods could find any trace of you. You are like the wind, the smoke, the dust. No one can track you, no one can find you.
You destroy the wolf before it can hurt anyone. its shadowy bits dissolve into nothing.
The shadow wolf is destroyed so you have your minion go after another target. Fenrir strikes down a shadow beast with his teeth and claws and makes it explode into darkness. He then moves on to another target and starts attacking it as well.
You dive down at strike the smaller one in the middle of its form. It breaks apart easily.
You do some very impressive aerial stunts and strike down the remaining two shadow beasts like you were slicing through butter.

The bat ponies are impressed and huddle closer to their Lady.


"BOOSH! Nailed it!"


"Most of us would like to do this peacefully. If you have any problems with a single member of our group, feel free to not try and kill all of us."


I pump my hoof and do a little somersault, too.

Rolled 4 = 4


Walk close to the bat ponies
"You saw what we can do. If we were going to kill you we'd do it now. Trust me when I say we are not your enemy and that what just happened was a misunderstanding"

I lean over to Cloudcaller and whisper
"Nice arm kid!"


"Now that those beasts are gone, will you stop this nonsense?"

Rolled 6 = 6


Say cloaked and move near the lady.


most of them are too stunned to move. "A-alright.." "we couldn't kill them." "are they gods?"
"We just wanted our ponies returned to us."
You move silently and are able to sneak past all ten of the bat ponies to see that she hasn't stopped chanting.


Listen carefully to the chanting.


"Lay down your arms and surrender! I hereby retake this cloud in the name of Pegavillage!"

Rolled 5 = 5


"Could you please shut her up before she summons something again?"


"They are returned, you just overreacted to someone getting caught up in the moment."

Rolled 8 = 8


"What's she chanting?"
I gesture to the Lady.


"We were just bringing them back to you"


The chant is like this: "Nightmare come to me, Night mare descend. Goddess bless me, power to apprehend. Nightmare guide me, Night mare empower me, My faith will never end.."
"That's true? " "What do you demand for them?" "Are you just returning them?" "Why did you take them?"
They drop their weapons mostly out of fear of your power, but refuse to leave Lady Chiranna's side.


"We just finished up talking with Chiro about how making peace, then we walked outside and all this happened."

Rolled 8 = 8


"Chiro, can you please make her stop? You know what will happen if Nightmare Moon returns."


"Yes, just returning them. Chiro needed to talk to you"

Rolled 1 = 1


"You are endangering us all. Please stop."

Rolling to maintain stealth while whispering to Lady Chiranna

Rolled 9 + 2 = 11


"Is that true?" they looks at Chiro for an answer.

Chiranna sighs clearly out matched and stops her chant. Very well..


Chiro and the royal guard he talked to earlier have remained in deep conversation with each other about what to do. He finds now a good time to talk. He flies up and speaks loud enough that everyone can hear him for a mile. "We have all seen how strong this group is, they made short work of those beasts. But I have seen how wise they are. Going forward with our plan will endanger everyone, and succeeding will kill us all. Instead we must join forces with these ponies and do the right thing. We must stop our brother and sister colonies from completing this corrupt plan from a selfish Goddess who cared nothing for our lives. Come join our new cause, take wing with Pegavillage as our brothers, or be forced into exile."
The bat ponies all rush to his side and salute him. "We are Loyal to you Master Chiro!"


"First things first. We need to destroy whatever symbols have already been made here."


Back away from Chiranna's group.

"I thank you. Our attention should now turn to the rest of these colonies. What would be the fastest way to stop them?"


ooc: all except for Chiranna who comes along silently.


"How will we deal with the colones, split up or one by one?"


Chiro nods and sends a team to clean up the runes on the ground. "That will be taken care of shortly. Lets also get the storm could away from your village. " He sends most of the bat ponies to do that.
Chiro answers you "We have to deal with them one by one. As you've seen my colony is willing to fight with you, you are our brothers now, and if the others stand against you they stand against us as well."


"Which colony should we head to first?"


"Excellent. I'm glad we have new allies. Now then, you said we should go after Tilo first, right?"


"Are we leaving now? If they really are a few days away we need to pack."


"Wonderful. It is best if you lead. Should there be any need to infiltrate, however, I will lend you my skill."



"Correct, we should head out tomorrow morning for The ruins of the peace tower. That is wear Tilo and the Northern Wing are. I doubt he will be as prone to peace as I was, so I will make sure my men are ready to fight for you."


"Tomorrow morning, you say?"
I land next to Arioso.


I do a small twirl. We managed to resolve this without violence!
"So we rest here a few days, the travel to this… ruin, then we see what happens there?"


"Very good, but we should still minimise fighting. If needed, we will infiltrate the structure and… remove him. That way we can preserve the mos tnumber of lives."


"Understood. Looks like we're spending the night in Pegavillage. Hope they start thinking about giving us more than just 600 bits for this…"


"Hopefully they won't jump to fighting if they see some of their own are pushing for peace."


As the storm cloud rolled away from skies, the stars and moonlight peaked out, he smiles at the fast work of his team. "Good job boys.."
"I suppose you're right, night time is superior to fly in."
He looks sad at this but nods. "If he becomes my enemy then we must do what is right."
"I'd think you would want to talk to their leader about that.."
"Its hard to say. My own sweet Chiranna is prone to violence. "

"Anyway, we fly together soon my brothers. I must meet with Pegasvillage's leader now."
He leaves you party. Chiranna is no where to be seen.



Stealth up and go find Chiranna.

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6


"U- Uh… y- yes, Odette? Did you need me for something?"


"Don't you remember? You promised to help me pack~"


"If you need help packing, I could provide some muscle!"


"Guess its best to rest up for tommorrow."
I head off to the inn (or wherever I would sleep)


"You know what they say: two is a company and three is a crowd. Come on, Arioso."
I start flying towards my home one the ground side of town.


"I- I did- oh."
I start sweating slightly.
"Certainly Odette! I'd be happy to help!"


I apprehensively follow him.


You stealth and go look for her. you see a hooded figure messing with a rune on the ground.
You find that the inn keeper noticed you on sight. "Oh, come in hero. There is a nice room for you upstairs. " He guides you past the empty bar area to the upstairs area and hand you a key. to your room. "I'm afraid you're too late for room service, but heck, if yer hungry I'll bring ya somethin.. Well, here it is room 301..'"


I thought we were all outsiders

I go towards the inn


"Thank you."
I head up to room 301


I open the door and make my way to the bedroom.
"I hope you aren't afraid of the dark, or not being able to move, or both~ Screamers can get so annoying."
I'm ready to fade to black if you are.

No idea. Why would they hire a ballet dancer from out of town to fight off batponies?


>Cloudchaser is top of his archer class in Pegaville
"S- so, uh… do you have a lot to p- pack, Odette?"


Go up to her.

"Excuse me. What would you be doing now?"


'so the mayor made a call for some out of town adventures to come assist them'


I whimper and follow him inside.
Rolling to not scream.
And maybe discover she's a mare?

…What do you take me for?! Of course fade to black!

Rolled 8, 4 = 12


The figure jumps at your approach and runs around the corner.
Your room is a pretty standard room, bed, tiny table, book shelf, comfy chair, a bathroom with a shower.. but a bit larger and nicer than the usual.
You see the inn is in a similar state to the rest of the buildings. Paint faded by the rain.
you want me to handle that?


Stealth up and hunt it down.
[s]If you want to end you can just stop replying/s]

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7


I guess? What do you think Campfire?


"You said you didn't have much, but that's no reason to hurry~"

Rolling to see how much I enjoyed that.
Plus two because of an oddly specific fetish?

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12


"Bit nicer than expected."
I hop into bed and go to sleep, as Fenrir takes a spot in the corner of the room.


You manage to track down the hooded pony. it seems to be about the same shape of Chiranna. and hasn't seen you yet.
I will keep going for a little bit..


I'd say let him handle both.


Just stop whenever you want

While stealthed, put on my mask and grab it from behind, holding a dagger to its throat.

"State your name and business."


Odette's gonna be hounding Arioso for the rest of the campaign, isn't she?


you succeed in keeping quiet, and don't discover its a mare until you clumsily look for a cock..
12/10 best sex ever in your life, you came buckets.
The hood falls back and you can clearly see it was lady Chiranna, her purple eyes glaring deeply at you. "Release me this instant."


I'm afraid so.

Lights are off. Did I forget to say that?


hm, maybe you two should just handle your rolls then?


"If you intend to do anything more to serve the Nightmare, and thus harm the common wellbeing of ponies all over, then I cannot. I will ask you again, what were you doing?"


But it's ERP if we don't have a gobetween.
What have I done with my life?


"Of course I don't intend to do anything like that… just put me down now.." She smiles at you trying to look convincing.

Rolled 3 = 3


Okay then, he discovered you are a mare when she tries to give you a little return service..



"The eyes granted to me by the Moon are not fooled. Do we need to have… a repeat of last time? Or will you follow me back to town and answer to Chiro for yourself?"

Press the side of the dagger against her neck, but don't cut.


>4 and tied up.
Alright, if you think that will spice the game up.


She glares at you hard. "Do you intend to strike me know right here? How will you explain my death to Chiro?" She boldly exposes her neck more for you. "Go ahead if you want to start a war with your newest ally."
It would be kind of odd for him not to find out at all wouldn't it?


"Of course, you are very right. I certainly can't strike you down now that Chiro is our ally, but you were also doing something against his wishes. I need not ask you anything, for you will answer to him. Now… move."

While holding her at knifepoint, pull her with me into town. Tell me if I need to roll I would rather not evoke the RNG's wrath


I'll would usually require a roll for that.


If you want

Rolled 6 = 6


She struggles against you but you over power her. and drag her into town. "What evidence do you have that I was even doing anything?"


he doesn't know, but is suspicious as to why he isn't covered in cum.
.. its a pretty image actually.. Oh, trap pones, are you all snuggling now?


"I saw you with a rune, and you refused to answer me when I asked at first. Until I have further evidence either way, it is best to detain you."

Bring her to Chiro.


Nope. I'm washing up and putting my outfit every piece back on in another room.


Yeah… I'm just gonna assume that Arioso cried herself to sleep after that so I don't have to respond to… that.


Chiro is just flying over head when he notices you call out to him. He flies down to you and see you detaining Lady Chiranna. "What is the meaning of this?"


Sorry. Want to just drop this now?


I-I'm sorry…


"Please excuse me, but just now, I noticed she had mysterious disappeared elsewhere. Fearing for her safety, I went to find her, and found her dabbling with a rune of some sort on the ground. She refused to answer me when I asked her what she was doing, so I suspect she was attempting to further power one of the Nightmare's runes, or otherwise."

"I understand that you care for her deeply, so I have brought her back to you, unharmed. I would like you to please detain and look out for her, because whether she is guilty or not of trying to further power the Nightmare, there is no telling what will happen now that you have left your cause. Either way… I leave her in your care."

Let go of her and bow.


Chiro's emotions are very well hidden, as you release Chiranna she cowers a bit and tries to cover herself with the cloak.
"Thankyou for bringing her to me.. Chiranna, you know that once I've given an order I can't go back on it. If you were trying to help the nightmare, I will have to banish you from our colony."
She flinches and tries to back away. "No, y-you're not the same anymore.."



"One of the greatest gifts the Moon Goddess bestowed upon me is 'forgiveness'. Long ago, I was a truly despicable pony, far worse then what any of you could be. But then, a preacher of the Moon showed me kindness. He told me that the Moon would forgive me for my doings, as long as I was willing to start anew. When no one would grant me peace and guidance, that cleric and the moon did. So… I think it is alright to grant some leniency, but she must be kept safely."

Turn to Chiranna
"Why do you still insist on serving the Nightmare? What good will she bring you, or all of us?"


Chiro drinks in your words in like a sweet wine. "Ah, such a wise concepts. You are truly a gift to us, and I thank you." He looks expectantly at Chiranna.. "Won't you accept this forgiveness and come back with me my lady? "

Chiranna stands up properly, and speaks. "The Nightmare will serve to raise us all up, and we shall rule this land. That is what all the old books say, and what she desired before. When she asked to be reawakened, what else could that mean? I don't know that I can accept being forgiven for letting her down after she asked me personally to do awaken her."


"I see.. Loyalty binds you. But one must be careful as to who or what one is loyal to. She may have awakened you, but did you ask her for it? How would the people you care about be affected. I will say this right here - though the Moon Goddess was the one who forgave me and guided me to salvation, should she turn foul and seek to harm the innocents of the land… I would not hesitate to turn against her."


She speaks to you gently "I see, so you are not loyal to your goddess at all, but to the concepts that she represents? What kind a life is that? Having to doubt your leader constantly? It certainly can''t be a peaceful state of mind. Why not serve someone with real authority?"


"Because if we give ourselves up to another entirely, we may as well give up our lives. As I did, when I first turned into a truly depraved criminal… if only I had stopped, all that time back, and asked myself what I was doing, I would not have had become such a foul pony. To think is to live, and if I cannot think or doubt, then I am in danger, and will never have true peace of mind."


She looks stunned. "You mean that.. " she stops and looks at herself. her body is her own body "I will need to counsel my goddess about this, I think that having some authority over you is the best way to live, but…" she looks at Chiro and back to you, " I shall try to adopt to this new way.. but on my own. I must be allowed to contact my goddess and to see how you live with out strongly enforced laws. "

Chiro shakes his head. "If you really feel you have to do this then leave, I would have offered you protection, and a place of honor.. but you care only for the Goddess of Eternal Night, and not for anyone else. Leave me and pretend we never spoke this night." he turns his face away hiding a tear.

Chiranna looks sad but nods and flies off, "I'll miss you… my love.."

Chiro says to you. "Speak of this to no one, I do not wish to pursue her, or to keep her locked up. I refuse to lock her away and force feed her the new teachings. That is not the right way. I might have done so in the past, but no longer. That behavior would not please Luna."


"…she will be a danger. But so be it, if it is what you wish. Bear in mind, that if we should meet in battle as enemies… there will be no holding back."


"Of course, I can only hope she will have seen the light by then. If you're tired the mayor said there is a room for all of you heroes at the inn.." He looks very sad and flies away from you.


"….Be well."

Go get a room and say my night prayers before I sleep. You should sleep too, thanks


good night


When we come back it will be a bit before the flight back and the party will have their reward upped to 1000 bits, and maybe something else that I can't think of because i'm dead, but everyone did a really good job.

This route should take you to three more segments.
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