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Last time the Party successfully dealt with the Bat ponies bothering Pegavillage, and converted the leader Master Chiro, and 50 of his colony, the others turned and fled including his own special some priestess, Chiranna but not before giving them a last taste of what she could do.

The party discussed it thoroughly and decided to head to the crystal caves, in an attempt to get a tactical advantage by getting there before the other bat ponies. Khazard was carried on could pulled by a converted bat pony, the walking on clouds spell was taught to him, so he can reapply it or apply to others.
Ten of Pegavillage's arches traveled with the party, and a total of 30 converted bat ponies, in their new white armor, with luna blue accents. The others stayed behind to defend Pegavillage.

You flew far and long toward the location of crystal caves. You see a few ponies gathered on the road ahead. There is actually a small crowd. As you get in closer you see a bat pony in the night mare moon uniform is at the center. He seems to giving a speech. What do you do?


Can I see any other batponies hiding anywhere, or is that one alone?

Roll #0 5 = 5


How many are there in that small crowd?

Roll #0 2 = 2


I land a bit away and try to get close enough to hear what he's saying without being noticeable

Roll #0 9 = 9


I try to hear what he's saying without being seen.

Roll #0 3 = 3


Try to get closer and hear what they're saying!

Roll #0 8 = 8


You can't tell, the crowd is too thick.
There are about 20 ponies, no 40, NO 200!
You can hear him talking about how corrupt the rule of Celestia is, how these people have nothing, they work all day and they barely have enough food for themselves. He speaks of a better way, a more fair rule, under the wings of the night. You also note there are about 20 ponies gathered here.
You seem to be a little scared and stay too far away.


"Should we try and counter argue against him?"
I take a closer look at the crowd. Who's in it? Bat pones or what?

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Yes, we should."
I fly down to the crowd. Can I see any other batponies from here?

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Yes, don't let his ideals go unopposed."
I look around to see if he's the only bat pony around

Roll #0 9 = 9


Yes, maybe we can get some to help us as well.
I look to see if there's any other bat ponies, and if they appear to be of high rank or not.

Roll #0 8 = 8


You can only see regular ponies, seems to be mostly earth ponies and zebras. but its hard to tell from down here.
You see there are a few poking their heads out of clouds, you estimate 6 others are with him. Also there is your small army which is hanging back to let you check out the gathering while they rest their wings.


Also, he appears to he the oldest, you don't know their ranks very well, but you would guess the one giving the speech is the leader.


I turn to the others and motion my head upwards
"Six up in the clouds. Don't start anything just yet."
I turn to Arioso
"You seem to have a way with words, my sweet. I think you should speak out against him. Worst thing that could happen is the crowd witnessing what brutes they are."


"You really think so Alle? I guess I'll take the honors then!"
I give Allegro a peck on the cheek and-
I fly over and land in front of the crowd.
"A fair rule under the wings of night? The one you worship is a tyrant! She wants to bring eternal darkness to the land, not fairness or justice! She wants to kill all of pony life as we know it because of her own selfish desires!"

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


I sit back and wait to see how the bat ponies react


The crowd looks taken back and angry. "What?" "Outrageous!"
The Bat Pony who was giving the speech looks at you with distrust his green eyes flaring up a bit, but then he turns to the crowd attempting to take advantage of the situation. "See how she sends her agents to spin lies about The Fair Goddess? This kind of blatant manipulation is what Celestia's rule promises! Do you want that?!" '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


I wait and see what they do.


The crowd seems unsure about this and starts to talk among themselves breaking up a bit.


"T-Try again Ari. You can do it!"


I try to inspire the crowd to have faith in Clestia fly flying up above them and dancing the Sun's Ballet.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


"Outrageous?! It's the truth! And nothing but the truth! Nightmare Moon, the goddess he worships, wants nothing more than to drown the land in darkness! Cut off all light, and let it be night forever!"

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


"It isn't lies, bringing eternal night is a guaranteed death sentence."

Roll #0 2 = 2


A few look horribly offended at the idea. "No one would do that.""Simply not true." "An old mare's tale."
"Don't listen to this fool, Nightmare Moon is a just and fair goddess. She will guide us into the future!"
You play a wonderful song, in adoration of Celestia, the whole crowd knows it by heart and before long they are singing and dancing along to it. They seem to have forgotten everything the Bat pony was saying in favor of music. +2 to rolls.


"She will guide us into a future of DEATH and SORROW and SUFFERING!"

Roll #0 5 + 4 = 9


I follow up with my own song about Celestia's glory

Roll #0 9 + 4 = 13


"If Nightmare Moon will guide us into a great future, then where is she? Surely a good goddess wouldn't be banished without reason."

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


I hover over the crowd and smile as I watch them sing and dance. It's nice to be appreciated.


"We don't want that." "Certainly not!" A few mares are seen covering their foal's ears, and taking them away. "Celestia has been fair to my family!"
Your words fall short and no one seemed to notice them at all.
Even the Bat pony gets caught up and starts singing with you! Everyone is cheering for celestia, singing and dancing.
"That's a good point!" "Celestia is here, Night Mare Moon isn't here!" "Yeah, Celestia is better!"

The bat pony leaves frustrated, he is with the other six in clouds now.


I look at the dancing batponies before flying over to Chiro.
"Do you think this is a good time for you to try and convert them?"


"Yeah, Celestia!"


"I'm following them!"
I approach the bat ponies in the clouds and keep my distance.
Rolling to give them a stern stare

Roll #0 3 = 3


I shout up to the clouds
"Hey! Why are you following her?!"

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


I shout up to the bat ponies.
"Would you like to join us? We've talked with some other bat ponies who follow Luna now."

Roll #0 7 = 7


Chiro himself was dancing a bit and nods. "Well certainly, Shall we go together then? Its only six so I should be fine with just your team on my side." He motions for his people to say there.
You should have a +3 on that so you do. You see a few of them dancing still from that fantastic song and dance just now. The older bat pony smacks them into shape and tells them next time they are going to sing ballads to the night goddess and get the crowd as easily as the ponies did.
One of them calls down "What do you mean?! We love our Goddess!"
the same one calls down. "No thanks! I just want to live- I mean LIVE IN PEACE! PEACE UNDER THE SUN!~" The speech giver drags him back onto the cloud. "Get back here!"


"Why not come help us? We're just trying to bring peace! We don't want to fight!"

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


I call out to the older bat pony
"You there! What is your name?"

Roll #0 7 = 7


I fly up close to the bat pony cloud.

"C'mon out and talk to us. We only want peace."

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Then let's go."
I dance my way over to the batponies.

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


"Are you sure you won't join us? Nightmare Moon and Luna were the same pony at one point, its just now Luna won't end up killing everything."

Roll #0 2 = 2


A few look curious. "Oh, yeah? Sounds kind of nice.." "Shut up, you shouldn't be talking to them!"
"Name's Alphonio. I don't like you hassling my underlings, why don't you move along?" He glares at you quite intensely.
You try to do that, but get knocked down by the some wind. You land on the ground, but aren't hurt or anything.
Chiro swoops down and carries you to the cloud so you can be heard.
You make your way to their smallish cloud. Chiro lands proudly next to you, and speaks to them. "Brothers, do you not have wings like mine? Do you not fly in the air? Do you not eat the fruit of the land? Why would you want to curse it?"


I puff out my chest and glare back

Roll #0 5 = 5



Roll #0 8 = 8


"Will you join us? All we ask is that you stop the revival of Nightmare Moon."

Roll #0 10 = 10


I fly up to the cloud Chiro's on.


Fly next to Arioso and glare back at Alphonio,
"We're not hassling them, we're trying to make peace!"

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


I sit down and wait.


Alphonio is not intimidated by your glare, and stares back. "I said back off!"

Chiro's words reach him and Alphonio is puzzled. "You really think that its for the best? You were one of the highest, but I heard you left the order and were cursed.." The others seem to agree.
They don't seem convinced.
You go on to explain your rationality to them, and they can't seem to say anything back in response. Chiro looks proudly at your skills, he gives you a pat on the back, a ray of light hits your diplomacy medal, and you can't help feeling that you can earned it. Alphonio and his six ponies have joined your cause.
You enjoy the show.


I give them each a pat on the back.
"It's great to have you six with us. What did you mean when you said he was cursed?"


"Glad you came to your senses. Are there more of you around here?"

Roll #0 10 = 10


"So is it just the 6 of you here, or is there more nearby?"

Roll #0 6 = 6


I fly over to each of them and give them a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
"Good to have you with us!"


Alphonio replies. "Well, it was something that we heard from the high priestess. That he was somehow cursed or spell bound. At least that's the rumor." They accept your pat on the back, a bit awkwardly trying to return it.
"Yes, there are a few." "About 44" "They're investigating the cave up ahead. They think it might be the cave NMM wanted us to find."
They blush and seems a bit shy about kissing, except one who returns the kisses with perhaps too much force.


Rolling to not get jealous. Surely she's just being friendly!

Roll #0 10 = 10


"Sounds like somepony's angry about being beaten. Can you lead us to the cave?"


"Let's head on over to the cave then."


I giggle at their reactions, then blush at the one who is a bit too enthusiastic,
"Heeey now! I'm already taken, sorry!"


You don't feel jealous at all. It was just a kiss on the cheek after all.
"Sure, not a problem at all. Its just up the road from here." They point eastward.
"Oh, I didn't mean it like that!" The bat pony hurries to say. "Just trying to mimic your customs. I'm Don."

The bat ponies assemble and take orders from Alphonio to move this cloud over to the mines. it only takes four of them to do it, so you can still talk to Don, or Alphonio this turn.


"Why are these mines important?"


"I'm Arioso. Nice to meet you Don!"
I hold a hoof out to him.


"Is there anything important in this cave?"


"What an odd custom to pick…"
I lean against Arioso and give her a peck
"Well Don, as long and it's just friendly."

Roll #0 6 = 6


"The crystal caves are one of the six sites that are required to power the ritual to bring the Mistress of the Night back.. She needs the power with in. The land itself is said to contain the power. In this case the crystals might be able to hold the power from the site and make it mobile, Possible making us able to complete our ritual by just visiting each site and collecting the energy in the crystals. Instead of creating a storm cloud fortress and writing runes like the current plan is. It could revolutionize the entire event! I mean, you've seen how tedious building the storm cloud and the runes is right? You have to make them perfect and it requires supervision, if it proves to be true the others will have a much easier time of bringing her back ..but we only just started investigating this area, so we can't be sure until we research it. We were really here trying to convert to locals. "
He shakes your hoof eagerly. "Thank you Arioso! I'm glad to be working with someone as friendly as you."
"Of course!"Don says and watches you kiss with some jealousy.
Your kiss is decent, its not too long or too short, you don't drool or anything and she seems to smile after wards.


"Then it's a good thing we came here first."


"Good thing we decided to stop at this site first then, now the other sites have to build the runes."


"I see. Will the others at the cave be as willing to convert as you were?"
How far are we from the caves?

Roll #0 5 = 5


I giggle at his enthusiasm.
"Do you think we'll encounter trouble with the others?"


"The others aren't really talkative. They will probably resist your truth."
or at least roll against you.
The two recent converts nod. "It was a lucky choice indeed."

The cloud comes over the horizon and can see nearly feel magic coming from the area. The night sky looks to be a bit brighter than usual as you look down you can see the entrance to the cave. There seem to be some empty mine carts, and a shadowy figure is seen doing something with it. The new converts get nervous, and fly you to the ground. "I'm sorry to leave you alone, but I can't go up against by kin just yet. I'm gong to join the rest of your men and learn about luna." Alphonio says, and his men agree. They fly off leaving your party and Chiro alone.


"Either way, it it good that we have come to an agreement without needless bloodshed. How should we go about disabling the runes her, or whatever nightmare influence has been left?"


I look to see what that figure's doing with the mine carts.

Roll #0 5 = 5


"What's that over there?"
I approach the shadowy figure.

Roll #0 10 = 10


I try to see what's going on with that shadowy figure.

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Do any of you see that?

Stealth up and approach the figure.

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


I try to get a closer look at the f-
…I try to see what's further down in the cave!

Roll #0 9 = 9


What's he doin'?

Roll #0 9 = 9


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Chiro speaks up and tells you "Removing anything they have done so far should be good enough for now, would could try to lay down runes honoring something else, perhaps you know of some that would honor the true Moon Princess Luna?"
You can't quite see in the dark.
You approach the figure, as it comes into light you can see that it is a Diamond dog, He is wearing what looks to be a thieves outfit, he has his arms full of crystals, all different colors. He drops them when you approach. "What the! P-pony!"
Its a diamond dog, with a load of crystals in his arms, maybe stealing them, maybe dropping some off, his outfit is more like a thieves' garb, light weight and slick. You see Khazard approach him and surprise him.
You become invisible in the night, you are like a shadow, not even your own teammates can see you. The Diamond dog in the pathetic thieve's outfit never saw you coming. You can even find time to laugh at his slow-wits.


"Don't freak out, we're not after you or anything. Have you seen any bat ponies in this cave here?"

Roll #0 8 = 8


While stealthed, hold a dagger to his back.

"Don't move. Explain yourself. Why are you here?"

Roll #0 10 = 10


I approach.
"What's a diamond dog doing here? Are you working for the bat ponies?

Roll #0 10 = 10


I ru-
…I stay back and let everyone else do their thing.


"Oh, okay! that seems fine I did see-"
He is scared stiff. "Oh, I just wanted some of their pretty gems! Put down the knife pony! Diamond Dogss go where the gemss are!"
"Call off your knife man! I was just trying to m-make a profit off the strange looking ponies. Some of them have hired my kin, but I am just one of a band of thieves!" He looks around nervously for his fellow thieves. rolling to see if her finds them. '1d10'
You see everyone jump on the Diamond dog like a pack of wolves.

Roll #1 3 = 3


He sees them turn tail and leave him like the lost dog he is.


"Do you have any connection to the Nightmare? Strip and put all your belongings on the floor in front of you, now!"

Roll #0 5 = 5


"I think it's for the best if you leaves these crystals alone. Just set them down and go home, okay?"

Roll #0 7 = 7


"What did they hire you for?"

Roll #0 8 = 8


"We can't let you sell them those crystals."


"Hey, stop being so mean to him! He just wants some gems"


"Were you not listening to Alphonio? If they get these crystals they can bring Nightmare Moon back much faster than they could otherwise."


"I'm not being mean, I'm just asking questions."


"Can't take any risks, here."


"He's not going to give them to the bats! He's just going to take some…"
"Right, Mr. Dog?"


"He just said he was going to sell them."


"He didn't say he was going to sell them to the bats!"


He's too scared to say anything useful. "I need this stuff. I don't know about nightmares"
"I like gems, but I guess you can have these.."
"They didn't hire me, They hired ootherss, The hired them because we are good at the mining. They have clumsy hooves, and can't do it as fast."
"Why not? What's the harm in a few gemss?"
"Yes, yes, just a few!" He looks at the pile by his feet with longing. "Soo pretty!"
"Sell, yess, I was going to sell some, but you ponies can haves them, just let poor grimly go.."


"Alright. Give us your gems and you can come back once we have convinced the batponies to join us."


"Good. Please leave immediately"


"You can keep the gems you mined, as far as I'm aware the bat ponies don't even know if they will work for their ritual yet."


"I.. I understand why you need these gems, but I'm afraid they must not be allowed to leave. You may go. And… good luck."


"Thank you poniess, grimly is gone, now, don't worry." he leave the gems and leave you, running as fast as he can from you.

Chiro Just looks in amazement. Well you certainly have a way of dealing with creatures. Lets go on to the cave." He leads the way into the Crystal Cave.


"Can you make sure that it is only YOU who keeps the gems? You won't let them get into the hooves of anyone else?"



before he leaves he answers "I can't make that kind of promise, Grimly is a greedy Dog after all."


I put some of the crystals in my saddlebags and follow him in.


"You.. are better than that. There is no need to be a greedy dog, the most virtuous being I know is a dog."


I follow Chiro


Follow Chiro!
Also look around.

Roll #0 3 = 3


I follow Chiro into the cave.
"Don't sell any to the bat ponies then at least."


Put on my mask and go in.


"I'll try my best pony!"
"Alright, I won't" he calls back

You enter the cave and find it is quite bright, there are torches lining the sides of the cavern at regular intervals, you see some exposed crystals already. There is a faint growling sound as go deeper, and the clicking sound of mining. You come on a fork in the cave. Right you can hear some mining, and left you can hear nothing.


Stealth up and slowly approach the mining sound.

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"This way!"
To the right.

Also stay on the lookout.

Roll #0 5 = 5


"We should stop the mining first, so they can't get anymore crystals."
I head down the right path


"Stay together!"
I head right

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Good idea."
I follow him.


I follow Allegro and keep on the lookout for anything dangerous!

Roll #0 8 = 8


You stealth up and see Diamond dogs mining away, they don't notice you yet, there are also some bat ponies flying back and forth watching them, four that you can see for where you are.
You all nearly fall into a hole but
You stop them and show them the way around the hole. It was a pretty shallow hole but would have slowed you down at least.

You all see the miners and a bat pony guarding them, and ordering them around.


Shoot the bat pony with knockout gas arrow.

Roll #0 9 = 9


I look to see how many crystals they have mined so far

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Musical talent, a way with words, and good eyes! What else are you hiding my sweet?"
I nuzzle Arioso

I watch Cloudcaller fire on the bat pony
"Hah! What spirit!"

Look at the miners. Are they bat ponies too?

Roll #0 8 = 8


Try to lull the batpony to sleep with a gentle song~

Roll #0 6 + 1 = 7


In stealth, approach the batpony and get behind.


I cough.


I blush under his affections and stammer out a response for reasons,
"I- I… Quite a bit, dear~"
I give him a peck on the cheek.


"You have nothing to hide from me, Ari!"
I give her a sweet smile


You hit him directly behind the neck, the powder on the end of the arrow explodes and the bat pony breathes it in. He yawns and lands on the ground. falling asleep..
The lullaby finishes off the job, its sweet sounds make the mining dogs sleepy as well. They take a break and some of them slump over on their picks.
They have mined two carts worth, looks like they just started a bit ago.
The miners are Diamond dogs, they don't seem to have any bat pony items on their clothes. The picks are colored dark purple, and were most likely provided by the Bat ponies.
you cough is noticed.
You follow your bat pony over to its commander. "The dogs are working hard Maim, they have already mined two carts worth!" The Female bat pony smiles, "Good, soon I will be able to really research them." She is wearing a robe with some runes on it, it seems she is a lower priestess.


"O- Oh! I didn't mean it like that! I'm just… a mare of many talents!"
"…Aww, don't they look adorable?~"


Wait, how many batponies are in the room?


I take a drink from my water bottle and inspect the bat pony. Does it have anything good on it?

Roll #0 5 = 5


"Then you must show me more of your… talents!"

I look around the area for more miners or batponies


7, are in this tunnel. You saw 4 guards and followed one, they knocked one out. I had you follow the most useful one, did you want to go to the knocked out one instead?



Roll #0 8 = 8


It's okay

Get to the knocked out guard and use his gear to disguise myself as a batpony.

Roll #0 2 = 2


Well never mind. I stay hidden with the rest of the group.


Look around for more bats and dogs.

Roll #0 7 = 7


I approach one of the diamond dogs.
"Do you know where the leader of these ponies are?"

Roll #0 1 = 1


Would there be any way to get these carts out of here without making too much noise?
I look for a way to do that.

Roll #0 3 = 3


You try stripping off bat pony's gear to get a better look but it's stuck tight.

Down the tunnel there are more bat ponies, there are three more guards and one of them is talking to a priestess looking one, she is wearing a rune covered robe, she motion for the others to come look at something she has. There are a total of three robed bat ponies and 3 guards not counting the one you knocked out.
You can't get his gear off either.
you're too late.

The whole group (There are a total of 6: 3 robed bat ponies and 3 guards not counting the one you knocked out.) approaches your group and they don't look like the want to talk. They attack your group right away. ROLL


Gas arrow at the nearest bat pony.

Roll #0 9 = 9


I draw my sword and fly at them!

Roll #0 1 + 1 = 2


I'm still stealthed, right?

If so, quickly Backstab a robed batpony.

Roll #0 7, 6 + 2 = 15


I take out Fenrir's skeleton and cast Raise Dead

Roll #0 9 = 9


I take out my violin and play a song to inspire the party

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


I start dancing to try and inspire my teammates.

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


Your arrow flies, aiming for the priestess, but a guard gets in the way, it opens up and he inevitably breathes it in and passes out.
You try to fly at them and do something impressive but are tackled by a bat pony guard, his hoof is at your neck and he takes a small knife out cutting your arms bit. (4 hits) "Leave us alone hypnosis magus!"
You are, you stab one twice and the two push you away after that. The one you hit seems to be limping down, its leg is bleeding.
You play a nice battle song, it inspires well enough. +1 to next turn.
You try to do a dance, but find you don't have enough space. You are quickly met with a dark energy ball in your face 1 hit.


I cheap shot the priestess.

Roll #0 8 + 1 = 9


"Let go of me!"
I try to get out of his hold.

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


"Get your hooves off her!"
Cheap shot the guard attacking Arioso

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


"Hey, don't try to kill my friends!"
Marksman shot at the priestess's face.

Roll #0 10 + 3 = 13


"You cannot win! Surrender, now!"

Double hit on the batpony attacking Arioso.

Roll #0 1, 3 + 3 = 7


Fenrir charges at one of the priestess'

Roll #0 10 + 3 = 13


You fail to get free, he cuts you again, but in your struggle its a much deeper wound, blood oozes out at first and then just leaks all over the floor, you think you can see bone. The bat pony looks surprised. "S-stop or I'll do more!" you take-1 hit -1 wound.
The priestess didn't see it coming, you hit her right in the gut with your hoof hard and she is doubled over in pain and falls to the ground.
You attempt is met by a ball of dark energy, its nearly as big as you are! It knocks you back and hard! you slam into the wall. 3 hits
You shoot the one that was injured earlier, it can't run away, can't move, or even thing as the arrow sinks into her skull leaving a small trail of blood on her forehead. She falls to the ground, dead..
You try to get over there and hack and slash like a mad man, you are interecepted by the remaining Bat Pony guard as he stabs your side. You are able to hit him with your second blade making him hurt as well. You take 4 hits.
Your pet attacks the priestess that is still standing, she screams and kicks as it is attacking her. it seems her robe is getting torn up.


"Gghh! Lady, cast your shadow on me…"

Stealth away.

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


Try to wrestle Arioso free and drag her to safety
She's helpless right?

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Surrender! We don't want to kill any of you!"

Roll #0 3 = 3


I have Fenrir stop attack the priestess, but still keep her pinned down.
"Call off your guards, we just want to talk with you."

Roll #0 4 = 4


Take aim at the bat attacking Allegro.

Second roll is to see if I cry, and if so, how hard

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

Roll #1 8 = 8


"N- no! Alle!"
Continue trying to wrestle myself free!

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Your lady is a false god!" The guard slams into you and slashes you with a small sword but your armor takes the hit.
she is
The bat pony on top of her jumps over to you and cuts you skin. "You shall not win!"
They don't seem to want to hear that.
She is a little scratched up but not too bad. "I will do no such thing fair tongued warlock!"
You hit your self in the arm, and cry a single tear. one hit.
You get up just fine now that the bat pony is off of you, but oh, no! Its on Allegro!

2 guard ponies still hostile, one priestess is pinned down, the others are knocked out, except the one that is dead.


three hits for that


I start crying a little.

Roll #0 6 = 6


"I'm not a warlock, I'm a necromancer. Look, we didn't want to have to use force, we just wanted to speak to you. I ask again, call of your guards."

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Back off!"
Try to knock it off with a headbutt

Roll #0 8 = 8


"You get off of him!"
Fly over and try to wrestle the bat pone off of Allegro!

Roll #0 2 = 2


Suck it up and shoot the one on Allegro.

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"It is yours that wishes doom upon the world! if you will continue to give aid to her, then be purged as the poison you are to us all!"

Double hit the guard.

Roll #0 8, 7 + 2 = 17


"F-fine!" She indignantly calls out to them. "Seize attacking the ponies!" They obey her, even though they are a little unsure.
You head butt the bat pony and it staggers back dizzy.
You are having a bit of trouble from the blood loss and stumble crashing into the wall.
You shoot him in the shoulder while he is dizzy.
You double hit him, and he fall to the ground bleeding profusely, he seems just barely alive and won't be getting back up.


Try and help the batpony I just attacked.

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Good. Now is it just the six of you in here, or is there more?"

Roll #0 9 = 9


I help Arioso up.
"Are you okay, my sweet?" Tell me you're not hurt too badly!"

I turn to the priestess.
"A bit [i]hostile[/s], aren't you?"

Roll #0 10 = 10


I start dancing a dance of healing to inspire others to heal the batponies.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


He doesn't accept your help, weakly pushing your hoof away.
"T-there are some others, they are twenty in the mine including us.. "
She looks like your words hurt her. "I have to be protective, its true that your skills of the tongue are superb."
You twist your ankle. 1 hit.


Let the guard be, then.

"You must understand why your allies chose to join us. The Nightmare is a danger to us all, and will only seek to destroy you should you succeed. Whatever you know about her, be she a benevolent being or what not, is a fabrication."


"Go and tell them we're here to spread a message of peace, and how you don't need to revive Nightmare Moon, we'll heal the ones we wounded while you do that."

Roll #0 4 = 4


I sit down.
"All we want to do is save the world from eternal darkness and death. We don-most of us don't want to kill anypony."

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Join us. We want nothing but peace and to prevent eternal darkness."

Roll #0 5 = 5


"Yeah, except for that stabby guy…"


"I- I'm fine… it hurts though."
"None of us want to hurt anyone! You're the ones who started attacking!"

Roll #0 4 = 4


I glare at him.
"I didn't killpony. I don't want to kill anypony. What about you?"


No, she doesn't understand, she thinks you are just very good lairs, but seems to believe you don't want to kill. "Then let me tend to my wounded I can heal them. If you tell the others 'Twilight Groves' they won't try to kill you, but will question you. Is this acceptable?"


"I defended my friends! All of YOU are the ones who travel with a pony who TORTURES other ponies!"


"Alright, but promise us you will talk with Chiro and Alphonio."


"I understand. Tend to your wounded, but you will think about our words. What does the nightmare want of you,and why? Question yourself."

"And that was to defend everyone who lives. Think of me how you like. You are in no place to judge."


"Wait, you can heal? Can you heal her wounds?"
I motion to Arioso

"T-That wasn't my idea! I wouldn't never willingly harm an defenseless mare. Someone went too far with it"
I stare at Noxx


"Yes, that is acceptable."


"I am absolutely in a place to judge! You're as evil as they are, you just wrap it all up in a lot of words that don't mean anything. Just be glad that Pegavillage needs you, or I'd turn you into the guards right away!"

"So, what, we go down there, they 'question' us, and then what happens? We're surrounded by hundreds of pissed off nightmare-worshippers."


"You didn't have to shoot to kill. Don't you know how to aim, colt? Now let's go see what else is down here."


"Y-you think I wanted to do that?! They tried to kill us!"
I'm getting really angry now.


"Defenseless does not equal harmless. It had to be done."

"Hmm. Let's see how that stands up if you do."


"Chiro?! " she grumbles a bit at the idea. "I don't have anything to say to that traitor, and you say Alphonio is with you now? Where is he?"
She looks at you suspiciously but starts healing her wounded. A dark energy comes from her, but its different than before, and it swirls to the various cuts and wounds, Their wounds start to close, and she even heals Asioso as well. She looks sadly at the one dead priestess, it seems she is going to try resurrecting it, she is drawing some kind of circle.
"Very well then."
"That's the idea, or you could not go. " she kind of shrugs and goes back to work, finishing up the circle and removing the arrow from the dead one's head.

'1d10' to see if she succeeds.

Roll #1 6 = 6


"The rest of us controlled ourselves."

I wait for her to finish with her circle.
"Why do you serve Nightmare Moon? What did she promise you?"

Roll #0 10 = 10


"…thank you."
I reluctantly look at her.


I give Arioso a glace over to see her healed wounds
"Thank you. Are you sure you don't wish to talk to Chiro?"

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Alphonio is outside with the other ponies who we talked with, he said he couldn't face you and the others down here yet."


The chant to night mare moon succeeds, and the fallen priestess's chest starts to rise and fall, the wound on her forehead is healed, and her leg is still messed up, she might never be able to walk properly again, but she's alive and seems grateful.
Both priestesses answer in unison as if it was memorized. "We were promised that we could wield such powers as she would allow, that we would help bring the world to order, and that we could live forever with her in the eternal night, and sheltered under her wings. The was the promise she gave us when we were made, this is the honor we keep."
"I do not wish to talk with him, but you are welcome pegasus."
"You are welcome, it was the honorable thing to do after all."
"I might wish to have words with him."


"She wants to bring to order of the grave to the world, not the order of peace and harmony."

Roll #0 6 = 6


"Well you can head up and talk to him yourself if you want. We still need to speak with the other ponies in the mine."


"Fine… if you decide to come to your senses, we'll be back for you. If you decide you still want to bring about eternal darkness… we'll be back for you"
Look around. Are there any ways forward or do we have to go back to the fork?

Roll #0 4 = 4


The 'order' she brings will be nothing but death. Your eternal lives will be nothing but prolonged death, you will not think, feel any sort of joy, sorrow or emotion. You will be forever unchanging in an eternal dark, condemned to an unliving state that can barely be called 'life'. Do you want this?"


She shakes her head, trying to block out your words, but you can tell they make an impact. >>164067
"Alright then I shall go there once the others wake up." she motions to eh knocked out ponies.
She rolls her eyes a bit as you look around. You see the way you came from, and the tunnel here does seem to go down further, its unclear how far down.
She stops for a second as if considering it, and then closes her eyes and keeps checking on her underlings. She doesn't seem to have a proper response this time


The cave glows slightly around you. The glowing is coming from crystals in the wall, they are pulsating various shades of blue, both bright like a star and dark like the night.

The defeated priestess cackles at this sight, clearly delighted. "Ha, my work here is done anyway. You sliver tongued ponies can't stop the glorious plan from coming to realization." Her underlings stand closer, one of them limping to her, they hold hooves, they do a chant in an old language. Dark energy rises up from the ground, centered where the runed circle is, the energy rises up and surrounds the group of bat ponies, taking them into the shadows.. You can hear the cackling fade away as the shadows completely disappear.

Chiro flies up to you catching his breath, his white armor shining in the dim light of the cave, and his gray mane dripping with anxious sweat, but his yellow eyes full of confidence. "We have to move now, they are activating the defenses of this site!" He raises up a blade as if he were commanding his own troops, then looks at your terrified and confused party. "I've just come back from the other path, it was a trap. I wasn't injured but I am sorry to have activated it.. I will let you decide. Shall you go on this path and face whatever lies ahead, or would you rather retreat and regroup?" Chiro looks at you, he dark wings folded down over his armor, providing a sharp contrast.. much like Chiro himself, his own dark past covered with a shiny new cause, its doesn't seem to fit, it feels a little off.


"Can we stop them if we fight them, or have they dedicated this site?"


"We should try and stop them, if we still can."


Chiro looks gravely at you. "We may yet be able to do something, we will have to clear out whoever, or whatever is in our way. The situation is very serious."
"Time is of the essence if we wish to stop them now, it is also our last chance to escape this cavern."


Testing to see if the thread is locked.


Our heroes stand with in the twisting tunnels of the fabled Crystal Caves, the magical crystals said to hold the power to change to course of events in favor of the Bat Ponies. The crystals with in the wall have come to life with activity, they are pulsating various shades of blue, both bright like a star and dark like the night sky. There are sounds like flapping and scraping echoing through out the tunnel. Chiro has informed the party that he was the one who activated the trap, and that time is growing shorter. With the evil magic growing stronger in this place, will the party go forward to stop it themselves, or retreat and get back up?


I try to smash one of the glowing crystals.

Roll #0 4 = 4


"I… Oh no… What do you think we should do, Alle?"


"Trap? We may not have that much time…"

"We should hurry on and deal with it while we can. Stay behind me, my sweet!"

Roll #0 5 = 5


Can I grab one of those crystals? Try to

Roll #0 4 = 4


"How do we stop this, did they carve the rune here already?"


I walk up beside him and nuzzle him.
"If you're going to face this head on… then I'm going to be right there with you love!"


You raise your hooves and hoist your short blade up in the air, and attempt to strike down this crystal, but it flashes a bright light and blinds you temporarily, you can almost feel the dark magic. You miss and strike only air, you blink to get you vision clear. and you are fine.
You grab a crystal from the wall and pull as hard as you can but it doesn't come out. You get chills from touching it, and let go, stumbling backwards a step.
You move deeper into the tunnel and the sounds of flapping grow louder, accompanied by a soft chanting.
"I don't know how far they have gotten, but it certainly is possible that they have finished them." Chiro replies, his blade drawn and ready to strike.


"Of course, my dear Ari!"

I try to see what's making that flapping sound as I move down the tunnel

Roll #0 3 = 3


Follow Allegro and try to look further down!

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Hopefully they haven't finished yet."
I cast Raise Dead on Fenrir and head down the tunnel.

Roll #0 2 = 2


I shake it off and try to shoot the crystal.

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


Follow the group, stay at the ready

Roll #0 5 = 5


You listen closely but the sound seems to be coming from everywhere, the sounds seem to enter your very mind.. luckily you're brave and continue anyway.
You can see the cavern's crystals are most clustered and larger up ahead, giving a more dense and more intense dark looking light, Its seems close to the shadow beasts you saw before. there is an end to your tunnel and it seems to be the source of the sounds.
You hurriedly pull out your bow and arrow, and fire without looking. You miss just barely, the arrow is stuck in the wall above the crystal, you also remember that some were mined out already, and you could try to do something with those if you went back, or maybe try to pick one out, but there are crystals everywhere, you would have a lot of work to do.
You follow along, prepared for whatever lies ahead.


Have some crystal themed music


"I can't make out anything… can you, my love?"


Your wolf bones stay dead, not moving an inch. "Something wrong Brother Khazard?" Chiro asks."Maybe the dark energy is throwing you off?"


"Yea, probably. I better catch up with the others."
I scoop the bones back into my bag and follow the others down the tunnel.


Catch up with everypony else and press forward. Where are those voices coming from?

Roll #0 7 = 7


"I- It looks like one of the shadow monster things!"


"Shadow monster? Another one?!"

Look in it's direction. Does it notice us?

Roll #0 9 = 9


Scan ahead

Roll #0 9 = 9


You can see the end of the tunnel ahead, there the crystals ahead are grown in large clusters and are radiating a dark energy similar to what the shadow creatures are mad out of.
You can clearly see a few bat ponies in the next room, they seem to be a bit larger and are covered in shadow energy. The only part of their bodies not covered in shadow are their ears. They haven't noticed you yet and seem to be flying in a circle in a regular pattern.
Chiro pats you on the shoulder. "Don't worry brother, you'll get it right."


I shoot the crystal cluster with an exploding arrow.

Roll #0 7 = 7


"What should we do?.."


I whisper to the others
"Should we outright attack the-"

"Kid's got the answer already"
Brace myself for an attack

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Oh great sun, please guide my fear and direct your wrath help these see the light…"

Roll #0 5 = 5


I try casting Raise Dead on Fenrir again

Roll #0 4 = 4


You arrow meets its mark and explodes on contact, the cluster of crystals breaks apart with a loud shatter, leaving only tiny pieces that glow faintly but don't seem to be able to radiate shadow magic anymore.
Chiro smiles. "Nice shot kid!"
You are ready, nothing can get past you.
The dark energy swirls around him and seems to glow with it, but it fizzles out.
The sunlight feels far away from you, you feel cool and lost.. your fear taking over.

The Bat ponies screech and come flying at your party. The sound of their flying is impressive, each one makes enough noise to account for three bat ponies and their size is about three times yours, when their shadowy forms fly over you they block out all light, and you feel like it could consume your entire being. there are six of these enlarged bat ponies coming toward you.

beat my roll..

Roll #1 5 = 5


Keep my composure! Strike if I can!

Roll #0 7 = 7


Rolling for Chiro.

Roll #0 7 = 7


Draw my sabre and attack!

Roll #0 9 = 9


Whoops. Forgot the +1!


I cast Influence on whichever bat pony is flying at me.

Roll #0 4 = 4


"No! Stay away!"
Divine Wrath

Roll #0 7 = 7


I aim for the nearest bat pony with a gas arrow.

Roll #0 9 = 9


You roll out of the way just as the bat pony swoops down, its enlarged and shadowy form swooping by you and you smash it with your mace. Its shadows break apart a little, allowing you to see that it has a normal bat pony underneath. They quickly reform and it hisses at you.
Chiro is able to fly up and strike his bat pony, slicing through its shadows, they also reform.
You fly up and meet the shadow filled bat, swiftly moving behind him and striking his back, you power thrust through the shadows, exposing the pony underneath. Your saber cuts his skin leaving a large gash and he bleeds red blood.
The bat pony laughs at your attempt, he speaks into your mind "you will have to try harder to control my energy.." The bestial energy of it over whelms you and you snap out of your trance with him on top of you, and a scratch on your arm. 1 hit.
You push the beast back, with holy light, making it cringe, its shadows flicker allowing you a glimpse of a bat pony, its eyes shimmering with hate, and its body radiating shadows. Its soon covered again.
Your arrow lands, erupts into gaseous fumes, penetrating the shadow armor. the bat pony coughs and is forced to land, It screeches as if to keep itself awake.


Play a lovely song to get the party ready for battle!

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


…is my violin +1?



I cast Raise Dead on Fenrir again

Roll #0 3 = 3


oh, right, I forgot my bow is +1, too

I shoot another gas arrow at the pony attacking Allegro.

Roll #0 8 = 8


er, +1


"Stop! We don't want to fight!"
Fly in between the pony that tried to attack Allegro and calm it down with a musical bluff!

Roll #0 5 + 3 = 8


Heal on Khazard

Roll #0 1 = 1


You're able to dodge around long enough to play a decent tune.
+1 to all rolls.
You begin to cast raise dead, but the shadowy pony on top on your forms its hooves into claws and slices at you without mercy. -2 hits.
Your bolt fires and explodes leaving a thin green mist around the target. Its falls to the ground and can't seem to take off anymore. It sways a tiny bit but is still standing.
That bat pony is on the ground now, you sail above it with ease, the gaseous toxin seems to be slowing its thinking down and it considers what you say for a moment. It will not be moving next turn.
You cast your most powerful heal spell, but something is wrong, instead of being full of light the spell is infected with darkness, Khazard is hit with a full and painful blast, -1 hit

Chiro continues his own battle, and misses a parry, he is cut on his left wing.

Khaz has 1 more hit, and all 5 wounds left.



Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


'1d10' for Chrio and his batty DMPC but to be useful.

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Are you sure they're as willing to listen as the others Ari?"

Play another song

Roll #0 7 + 3 = 10


Try to knock him out while he's distracted then!
"If not… then we can just knock them out!"

Roll #0 7 + 1 = 8


You are stealthed, the massive shadows don't seem to even notice you yet.


Gas another one

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


"I'm sorry! I'm so sorry!"
Heal khazard.again

Roll #0 10 = 10


I cast Raise Ancients, hopefully something dead is under this cave.

Roll #0 7 + 1 = 8


"In darklit night's name, vanish!"

'1d10+1' 'r2 1d10+1' to dual Backstab a shadow batpony.

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3 / Roll #2 7 + 1 = 8


Oh wait, that last roll should be 10 because additional +2 from weapon


Chiro over whelms his opponent, making the shadows grow more shallow with each cut, his opponent now is exposed for a moment and he manages to land a wound on it. the fresh blood splashing on his blade making him grin slightly.
The other shadow bats seem to be tired of your song and try to stop you but you dodge them with ease. +2 to rolls.
Arioso comes up behind the dazed bat pony and slams her hooves down where its head should be. The bat pony collapses but is still covered in the shadow energy, it swirls around him as if trying to move him on its own.
You channel the energy of the sun, pure and holy, Khazard's wounds seal shut and the bat pony is forced to get away from him and shield itself from your holy light.
You back stab the other ground-bound shadow pony in a common weak point, its hind leg. The pony falls to the ground and is helpless as it bleeds from the deep wound.
You summon up your new found energy and raise an old fossil of a pony. Its complete with its own old fashioned bone club.

'1d10+2' for chiro

'4d10' for bats

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3



Roll #0 6, 8, 10, 8 = 32


Cheapshot on the pony Arioso attacked. Try to be non-lethal with it!

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


Now! Rush out and strike at another batpony still flying!

Roll #0 9, 7 = 16



Gas the pony Arioso attacked.

Roll #0 6 + 3 = 9


"There we go, finally raised something up. Now let's take care of this bat."
The fossil pony clubs at the bat pony to knock him out.

Roll #0 9 + 4 = 13


You gas another, the greenish smoke is sucked into its form and it is also forced to land.


Try to knock out more!

Roll #0 9 + 3 = 12


You attack the downed pony, striking its shadows away, with out is consciousnesses it seems unable to keep a hold of the powerful larger shadow form. Its now a regular sized bat pony, radiating with dark energy, and still fast asleep.
>11, 9
You strike it our of the air just barely, its attempts to parry you are in vain, and it takes some damage to its shadow armor, making large holes that you can use.
The fossil pony is strong for a pile of bones, it clubs the blinded bat pony, piercing the shadows and hitting it on the head. The armor shatters and then reforms much smaller. (this was bat pony 5)
You gas the bat pony just for good measure, it breathes in the gas deeply and falls into a deep sleep certainly won't wake for a while now. (this is bat pony 3)
You do so with grace, another pony falls to your able hooves. The pony itself is out cold but the shadows are trying to wake this one. (this is bat pony 2)


You completely miss and bat pony (6) swoops down and attacks you. you take 1 hit


Fly over to the bat pony that hit Allegro and give it a good whack on the head! Beat him down for hurting Alle!

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


>forgetting Chiro's one
Chiro crashes into a wall and is helpless.
'1d10' for him to get back into the fight.

Roll #1 10 = 10


Cheap shot the pony that attacked me!

Roll #0 4 = 4


I aim for the one attacking Allegro with another gas arrow.

Roll #0 1 + 1 = 2


Two finishing blow to knock that one out of the air!

Roll #0 9, 6 + 2 = 17


The fossil clubs the bat pony again.

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


It flicks its blackened wings at you. knocking you back with a powerful force of wind. You are flying backwards out of control when
Chiro gets back to his feet and catches you. "Careful Sister." his sets you down gently ignoring his pain.
You can't seem to strike it fast enough, its much swifter than you and strike you for one hit. It seems to flicker with a joy at your pain.
You quickly load up another gaseous arrow, and prepare to fire when it explodes in your face. Roll to stay awake.
You move quickly and hit the openings, the bat pony falls down and tries to reform is armor quickly.. '1d10'
The pony's shadow armor is completely shattered, leaving only its grayish black fur. It falls down seemingly out of strength.

Roll #1 10 = 10



Roll #0 7 = 7


I do an inspiring dance through the melee.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


The bat pony (6) uses its remaining strength to reform its armor, its much smaller but has strong spikes sticking out of it. "You shall not come between us and our goal little ponies!" The spikes are glowing and seem like they could leap off his body at any moment.


"Grr… Attacking me is one thing but, nobody hurts my Arioso!"
Cheap shot that bat pony

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Nobody touches my Allegro!"
Fly in and try it again! Strike him with the flat of my sabre!

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


The fossil attacks the falling bat pony

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


Between? I need only drag you away!


Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


You remember to use a bit of cloth to block the gas, and fight the urge to sleep.. You manage to stay awake, and the gas has cleared for now.
That dance was anything but inspiring. You spiral right past the other remaining bat pony (1) and he produces a sound that makes your ears bleed and you your dance turns into a mad dash of terror frightening every pony that sees it.
-1 next turn
Your attack is deflected and the pony turns on you drawing a sharp shadow blade out its form. "I'm going to enjoy this." He cackles in a deep voice, as he slices at your unprotected body.. causing a very real slice in your flesh, you take 3 hits
The fossil pony isn't very fast and simply hits one of the spikes, its club is now stuck on the spike. It looks at you and shrugs.
You vanish into the shadows, no pony can find you, not even waltroto.


You miss and catch the end of the shadow pony (1)'s blade, take 4 hits.


I spin around and slash at the bat pony with my +1 knife.

Roll #0 10 = 10


I play a fast paced song to pump up the party's fighting spirit

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


Bring down the pony attacking allegro. Dual backstab.

Roll #0 10, 10 + 1 = 21


'1d10-1' chiro moves to slice the pony with the spiked armor.

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3


Grit my teeth and fight through the pain!
Knock. Him. Out!

Roll #0 5 + 1 = 6


The fossil grabs the club, with the bat pony stuck to it, and tries to swing and toss it at another bat pony.

Roll #0 6 + 1 = 7


Heal allegro

Roll #0 2 = 2


Reach out and gas somepony. The one that attacked Allegro.

Roll #0 3 = 3


Your wild movements throw him off, his shadowy armor dissipates into nothing and you can see a look of pure terror on his face.
Oh, that was not good. It was a not even heard over the the fighting, what a disappointing song.
You strike its exposed body, cutting precisely you take off both its wings in a swift motion, it cries out in pain and anguish, the loss of its wings hitting it hard physically and mentally. "No, what have you done?!" he shakes and is in too much pain to move right now.
The armored pony turns on Chiro "Traitor!" it curses at him and jabs a spike into his left fore leg. Chiro is helpless. '1d10' for him to get up.
He is on the floor wingless, and bleeding; you spare him having to feel the pain any longer with a swift blow to the head, he is still breathing.
Your minion manages to pull it off, and slams the pony into a wall, the spiked armor takes the damage for him, the spikes are broken off during the fall.
Your hooves start to glow, but you loose focus and your spell fizzles out.
You can't seem to hold your arrow properly and drop it, better pick it up quick before you gas yourself again.

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Gah, all this noise!"
Play again but louder this time

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


Leave the crippled one be and go attack the one striking Chiro.

Roll #0 10, 9 = 19


While he is terrified I cheap shot him with the pommel of my dagger to try and knock him out.
If that was the pony that got his wings cut off I do that to another batpony instead.

Roll #0 8 + 1 = 9


Heal chiro

Roll #0 4 = 4


The fossil attacks the bat pony again to attempt to finish off his armor.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


I pick up the arrow and shoot it at whichever bat pony seems biggest.

Roll #0 9 = 9


Try to assist Allegro in his playing!

Roll #0 8 + 1 = 9


Chiro is in too much pain to get up, "Help me brothers!" he calls out to you, as the bat pony turns on him and unleashes a fury of blows.

You play it loud, and proud. But its more of a screaming banshee voice than a song, everyone is thrown off by this.
You cover it up pretty well though, canceling out the negative effects and putting things back in balance.
The sun just isn't with you in this place, yet again you aren't able to conjure that healing spark.
Your first attack makes a small dent in the armor, and your second strikes flesh, the pony screams and backs away from you right in Odette.
Odette's dagger, smashes the armor on his head causing him to stagger backwards. dizzy.
You fire the arrow at the bat pony, hitting him while he is dizzy, he can't resist your toxin in this state and falls asleep instantly.

All bat ponies have been subdued.


Your minion smashed the armor completely off before Cloud caller's arrow hit.


I fly over to Allegro and hug him.
"Are you okay, Alle?"


"Please vigilant sun, allow me to aid those in need!"
Heal chiro, allegro, everyone!

Roll #0 3 = 3


I look around the room, are the crystals still powered?

Roll #0 2 = 2


Check on the wounded batponies and see if I can tend to them.

Roll #0 1 = 1


I rush over to help Allegro somehow

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Yes my love. What about you? Are you hurt?"
I hug back and nuzzle

Then I gaze around the room and see what's around us

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Does anypony have any rope? We need to get them tied up. Did we stop the ritual?"
I start kicking their weapons away from them while looking for anything useful on them.

Roll #0 2 = 2


"I'm fine, but… Oh some of those hits you took looked painful… Are you sure you're alright?"
Is there any more shadow armor on the bat pones?


"A bit roughed up… but nothing I can't handle!"


You decide to investigate this by looking really really close to the crystals, you are blinded by their light, and can tell that they are indeed still on. Blinded next turn.
you feel a faint glow of warm and a voice in your head says "join hands with those still awake, and you may reach me yet.." you can get people to help you with your next heal, collective DC 15 heals your party, collective DC 30 heals everyone
You are suddenly over come with an urge to hurt them for defacing your goddess like this. You stab one of them in leg, and smile at its blood.
You wrap some cloth around her wound and stop the bleeding, your comforting voice comes across loud and clear.
You see that the crystals are still glowing brightly, but don't seem to be producing dark energy, just holding it.
You cut your hoof on a sword while trying to kick it away.


"…! Sorry, sorry, I-"
Apologize to whoever I hit, then assist in the healing. Just hope the batponies get their worst wounds healed too.

Roll #0 2 = 2


"I… will try"
First heal chiro again, then '1d10' as I ask
"Everyone, your hooves please."

Roll #0 3 = 3

Roll #1 3 = 3


I take her hoof.
"Okay? Can you do anything about those crystals? You are a priestess of Celestia, right?"


Chiro reaches out to you with his hoof and tries to help as well. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Hold hooves? Some kind of spell or something, healer?"
I reach out a hoof

Roll #0 9 = 9


I stumble back from the bright crystal and rub my eyes.
I reach out in the direction of the voice and assist in healing

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Pfft, we don't need any fancy magic to deal with this stuff!"

I try to smash a crystal.

Roll #0 2 = 2



Roll #0 2 = 2


I wish I could. But right now I fear their is too much encroaching darkness for me to be as useful…"
Ignore this roll
inb4 >10

Roll #0 1 = 1


"Why? Are you going to try and heal or something?"
I give her my hoof.

Roll #0 2 = 2


A peaceful yellow light, warm like a ray of sunlight comes from your bodies and spreads to your injured teammates. Your party's health is restored to full, the bat ponies shrouded by their shadows received no such healing, by their shadowy aura is dissipated. "May your journey be full of light heroes." the voice echos through your heads and you feel warm all over.
You stand up on your hind legs to smash it with your hooves and fall backwards.


Why don't we let the cleric do her thing instead of falling over like a foal, or better yet find that lying nag and let Stabby make her set things right?"


"I- forgive me for not being able to do more…"
Come on try and heal chiro

Roll #0 7 = 7


A yellow light flows from you and into Chiro, his wounds close up and he is fully healed. He rises to his feet and give you a salute "You are truly an amazing cleric."


"Maybe you should go back to dancing like a spastic retard, dweeb."


"Says the one who just fell over like a foal learning to walk. I really wouldn't talk, if I were you."
How are the bat ponies? Still out cold?


"Maybe I should dance on your testicles again, hmm? You are decent enough in a fight, I will give you that, but otherwise you are useless. Let the cleric do her work."


"My apologies at not getting to heal you more quickly. I might have done something to offend my god."
Take a look at what the wardancer mentioned, can I do anything about it?

Roll #0 7 = 7


"Stay out of this, manface."
"You want to see how good in a fight I am? Shut your gob."


Chiro reports to you. "They are still out cold, these two are bleeding quite a lot." He points to the one with its wings cut off and the one with various stab wounds.
not sure what you mean


"Damn it, I…"

Try to close their wounds with dressing.

Roll #0 8 = 8


"I- I…"
Try not to cry.
"O- okay…"

Roll #0 8 = 8


"I like you kid, and I'm sure you mean no harm. But please, don't insult a lady."


Neither do i.
Heal one, then '1d10' for the other. Or just have them healed so they don't bleed to death. I'm out. Thanks for the quest

Roll #0 2 = 2

Roll #1 5 = 5


You wrap their wounds up tightly, the bleeding stopped for now, they are certainly going to feel it when they wake up.
You're a strong pony, you pull yourself together knowing you did the right thing.


"It's okay my sweet, listen to him. Your face is perfect."
I nuzzle her


>listen to him


"Can't you purify them with the suns light, or however the line from that one ballad went?"


I'm just going to assume you keep trying and eventually heal them well enough that they don't die. See you next time.


"You really think so?…"
I return the nuzzle.


"Think? No, I know so…"


"Perhaps the bat ponies have been cleansed. The shadow magic is no longer coming from their bodies." Chiro muses.


"…Oh Allegro~"
I kiss him.


"I meant the crystals. Can they be purified or should we give to colt a hammer and tell him to have fun?"


Chiro thinks back, and recites something to himself in his own language. It has a certain beat to it, and some of the words rhyme, he moves his hooves along with the words,and then stops at a certain phrase. He frowns. "They must have activated the 'mother vane' to make the whole cave react like this, we'll need to find it to stop the process. "


"Just perfect"
I kiss


"So it can still be stopped?"
I smile and look over at Arioso and Alegro.
"We might as well rest a little while they have their moment."
I lie down in a corner and rest my eyes.


"Very well, I will take watch over my former kin while you rest." Chiro stand guard for the party, his gleaming white armor, and shiny long sword reflecting the bluish light as he does so.

[paused] (you can keep talking if you want)


I pull away from the kiss, smiling.
"I love you, my dear Alle."
I hug him again, tightly.


"And I love you too, my sweet Ari."
I hug back and nuzzle


"Perhaps we should get some rest too, while we have the chance?"


"Good idea. I think I'll rest easier if you're with me though…"


"I can't think of anywhere else I would want to be, Alle."
I lay down on the nearest clean patch of ground.


"Those words mean more to me than anything else in the world, my sweet."
I lay down and rest my head against hers


test bump


Chiro slowly prods the party members awake. The cavern is still glowing quite brightly. When you open your eyes it nearly blinds you. Chiro looks quite concerned. "Are you feeling better brothers?" You can see behind him the six bats are still knocked out, they have each been hog-tied so they can't bring you any harm. Chrio looks now the tunnel with concern, the clusters of crystals blinking bright bluish colors, lighting up his face. "They must have someone powerful near the 'mother vein', we should proceed with caution."


"Just what are they doing now…?"
Peer down the tunnel

Roll #0 1 = 1


I head down the tunnel and check for traps and bats.

Roll #0 1 = 1


I cast raise dead on Fenrir, and head downthe tunnel

Roll #0 4 = 4


You fill the wolf bones with an eerie presence, they rattle and shake as they come to life. He seems to almost growl as he follows you.
The tunnel opens up into a large round room, Crystals in this area are quite large, some of the clusters being taller than you. You begin admiring their structures and forget to look where you are going. You bump into each other and fall down.


"Ow… sorry kid!"
Get up and head down the tunnel

Roll #0 7 = 7


Keep looking around and going down the tunnel.

Roll #0 3 = 3


"You seem a little agitated, these crystals must have some influence on you."
Continue down the tunnel

Roll #0 3 = 3


You are in a round room. The sides are plain stone, with a few shards of crystal poking out of them. At the end of the room you see a set of three crystals each a different color. The right most one is vibrant purple, the middle one is midnight blue, and the left one is blood red.


Throw a rock at the purple one.

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Well these look a little different from the other crystals in here…"
get a little closer and examine the red one

Roll #0 7 = 7


"Is this the mother vein?"
I examine the crystals

Roll #0 4 = 4


You throw it weakly and it fall a bit short but purple crystal reacts to your rock any way, it glows a bit and the blue and red respond to it, blinking a second after.
The crystal seems to respond to your moments, it brightens and dims a shimmering blood like liquid seems to be inside of it.
"Its the central vein that all these crystals are activated by. Its the best way to purify them, or corrupt them quickly. " Chiro explains "Its rumored to be protected by magic, some kind of test." The crystals seem to react to your minion, the strange liquid inside them turning darker.


"Interesting. What sort of test would this be?"
Move on to the blue one and look it over

Roll #0 3 = 3


"That's odd, they get darker when Fenrir got closer. Wonder if they're reacting to my necromantic magic."
I have Fenrir walk right up to the crystals, but not touching them.

Roll #0 10 = 10


Are there any other exits?

Roll #0 2 = 2


"The legend wasn't very specific about the nature of the test. " he frowns.

The liquid in the blue crystal forms a shadow that looks like a pegasus. but its hard to tell.
The crystals go insane, you can clearly see the inky liquid inside form and copy Fenrir's form. These inky wolves follow your minion and sometimes 'bark' at him, thou you can't hear them. There is one inside the purple crystal, two inside the red crystal, and three inside the blue crystal.
There are not other exists, you trip over a large rock while fumbling along the wall.


"Now this is interesting. Wonder if its just my pet they would copy."
I have Fenrir back away from the crystals, and then I walk up to them.

Roll #0 8 = 8


"I… was that a pony in there?"
Get closer to the blue one. Touch it

Roll #0 5 = 5


"Let's, like, break them open and see what happens."


The crystals react the same way, forming a unicorn instead of a wolf. They put their hooves on the side of the crystal, and tap it with their horns on their end as if trying to tell you something. There is one in the purple crystal, two in the red, and three in the blue.
Getting closer you can clearly see there are three figures inside of the blue one, The pegasus pony gets excited and touches your hoof, you can feel a spark of electricity flow toward you and the whole thing lights up, the other two turn black in response and the stone below you shake.The ink-blots pegasi look somewhat concerned and shake their heads at you.
Chiro checks his bag for a strong hammer. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


What luck, he happens to have one. "Here you go kid, try this." he hands you a study looking hammer.


"…Well better than anything I got kid. There's definitely something in these. Try the purple one!"


I smash the purple one as best I can.

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Hmm, maybe we have to mirror them?"
I tap the red one with my horn

Roll #0 10 = 10


You strike the purple one with the large hammer, your strength is enough and it breaks it apart, the ink leaks out of it and into the floor vanishing with an ominous kiss. The stone behind it to shift and glow, the floor changes to a red color until..
You horn touches the ink blot unicorn's horn, making the crystal glow, you swear you can see the two figures wink at you before the color drains from the crystal and into the floor, the floor tiles are now in the shape of a door and glowing a strong blue color. The blue crystal's three ink blots are staring at you, and appear to you to be unicorns.


"That was easy, hopefully it'll work that well again."
I tap the blue crystal with my horn.

Roll #0 4 = 4


What the… examine the floor tiles!

Roll #0 5 = 5


The inky copies fight for a moment over who is going to touch your horn, and then all three meet your horn with their's, you feel a surge of energy knock you back, and they laugh at you before draining away. The color is gone from the blue crystal, and the door like shape in the floor opens into a short flight of stairs. These stairs are covered with a dark fabric, that shimmers and almost looks like it could move.
You examine them, and find that they are magical in nature, seeing them open into stairs probably tipped you off to that.


"Well, guess it's a way forward. Good idea kid!"
Go down the stairs


I stand up and dust myself off.
"Well, that could have gone better, but it looks like we passed the test."
Fenrir and I head down the stairs


"Maybe we should smash the others… just in case.

"Maybe this is a trap, you know?"


Chiro shakes his head. "I don't think that this is the trap part."


"I kind of doubt they'd have a trap that involves breaking all of their nice things, but go right ahead kid!"


"If it was a trap we would have triggered it messing around with the crystals already."


As you enter the stairs, they ripple and pull you along, you slip and tumble and they giggle at you. You land in a small square room, with a massive crystal embedded along the wall. You see before you a priestess kneeling and channeling some kind of dark energy into the giant vein. She turns to you, her mane is a light blue, her skin a gray color and her eyes glow a dark blue. "So you have arrived, I wondered if you would be allowed here.." She looks up and nods as if she heard something, "My mistress has a message for you." she pauses, taking a deep breath and her whole body shakes, her bat like wings unfurl, and the voice that comes form her tiny body is no longer hers, but a deeper echoing voice. "What you accomplished is a great victory for your sun, but It is in vain, for I must unite the sacred areas at all costs. You are not heroes when you stop us from this goal."


"That voice… who are you? Do you think we're just going to let you bring eternal night?!"


"Do you expect us to let you shroud the world in night? If you stop whatever spell you're casting here we'll let you go peacefully."


"Yeah, well you're stupid! Come out and fight us!"


"Actually, screw that!"

Shoot her with a gas arrow.

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


"I am the true night spirit, eternal night is only one of my goals here, something you cannot comprehend is happening, do not interfere further" The impossibly imposing voice chastises you, and points at you as she speaks through the small framed bat pony priestess.
"What you ask would only increase the peril coming to your world, you can not comprehend my true mission, Do not interfere" A bit of dark lightening sparks off of her as she speaks.
You shoot an arrow at her, but she dodges it easily. "Fighting with you will prove nothing, Turn back now young adventure, and no harm shall come to you."


"Peril? Wait what true mission? What exactly is eternal darkness supposed to achieve aside from… eternal darkness?!"


"Shut your stupid face!"
Grit my teeth and shoot her for reals.

Roll #0 1 + 3 = 4


"Woah kid! Give her a second to speak before you smack the bad guy around!"
I give him a little wink


"How is not bringing out eternal night more perilous than letting you bring eternal night? And what is your true mission then?"


"Foolish ponies, I am trying to fix the entire world. Can thou not see the holes in your world?!" She glares at you and can see the bat pony priestess shaking, her robes beginning to tear and her own body covered in sweat. "You must not interfere or things can never move forward. This is no hero's cause."
You reach for another arrow and she seems outright offended by your further attempts. The priestess sends a black shadow bolt behind you, knocking down your arrow, and hitting the 'fabric' on the stairs. The fabric wiggles and raises up like an inky wave, it is about to fall on to the party if they don't move.

everyone dodge the ink wave.


rolling to dodge

Roll #1 5 = 5


Fly over it!

Roll #0 4 = 4


Dodging ink wave

Roll #0 1 = 1


You jump to the side, but the wave comes in too fast, you are stuck to the side walls, inky black liquid squiggling and wrapping around you.
You are taken by surprise and the inky wave buries you up to your neck. The black liquid moving around you actively resisting your attempts to get free.

The priestess seems utterly exhausted. "If you continue to resist my will, the whole world will stagnate, I am doing what must be done." The priestess collapses and her aura disperses into the air. Her robe is completely in shreds and she looks rather helpless for the moment.

Chiro is also buried in the ink, he doesn't seem to be resisting. "See how the power of the Goddess wears you down? I fear it will kill you.."


"Argh! What must be done? What was that fool talking about?!"
Try to break free IN AN ANGRY MANNER

Roll #0 3 = 3


I struggle to get out of the goo.

Roll #0 3 = 3


I begin to struggle against the ink to climb out.

Roll #0 5 = 5


The priestess is panting, regaining her strength "It is no matter what becomes of me, only that the mission is completed, You must be a very special lot to receive a message from The Goddess Of Eternal Night."
The ink forms closer around you and begins to move you back to the front of the steps.
You can't seem to move an inch, but you aren't pulled backwards.


Get out! Use my wings if I have to!

Roll #0 4 = 4


Fuck this ink. Get free and shoot the bitch.

'r2 1d10+3'

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


I continue trying to climb out.
Was Fenrir trapped as well?

Roll #0 9 = 9


"This is unnecessary, simply remove the curse you have placed on this ink." Chiro looks fiercely at the priestess, and makes a bold gesture to get free. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


You fight your front hooves free, but can't quite get the rest of ink off.
While a spirited attempted the ink takes advantage of your wings and pulls you in further, you are now half way up the stairs.
You and your minion manage to get free, the ink blob hissing at you and making a slight suctioning sound as you part with it.
Chiro slices through the inky slime with his sword, unfurling his wings and making all the ink fly off his body. He is free and air borne. "The power of righteousness shall always triumph!" he laughs to himself.

The priestess is up again, thou still seems a bit weakened and backs away from Khazard. "Why do you continue to fight?"


"You! What did your mistress mean by true mission?!"
Still try to get out!

Roll #0 8 = 8


"I continue so you can't bring eternal night. I don't care what you do, but trying to bring something that would mess up the world isn't something I can let happen."
I use Telekenisis to try and pull Cloudcaller from the ink.
And I have Fenrir run over and help pul lAllegro free

Roll #0 4 = 4

Roll #1 4 = 4


Chiro swoops down and helps out the young archer, pulling him out of the ink. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


ogod i'm sorry i'm sorry!
Try to help anyone who's trapped!

Roll #0 2 = 2






Roll #0 3 = 3


Chiro pull hard but only manages to get stuck himself.
You manage to get stuck instead of helping anyone.

The priestess scowls at you. "Don't you want the world to be reborn in darkness?" a small spark come from her body and makes its way to the pile of ink, she makes an attempt to push the heroes out of the room. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


Your minion and yourself are the only ones freed, recommend you try to stop her.


"I prefer having light to live."
Fenrir charges at her to try and stop her spell.

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


The ink is pulling you too hard, you are still trapped and but not advance any further toward the top yet.


Wait aren't I unstuck from that 8?
If so cheap shot her in a non-lethal way!

Roll #0 7 = 7


"You won't get away with this! We won't let you!"
Try to free myself!

Roll #0 2 = 2


She is a little distracted but not enough to stop her.
oh, sorry you are freed then. Cheap shot makes them helpless if you have an eight or better or start combat, so..
You punch her on the back of her head, and she stops casting, falling over and coughing. she glares at you and your friends at now at the top of the steps, but the ink has stopped moving and slides off of them.

Everyone is freed.


Thank Celestia. Shoot the bitch.

Roll #0 4 + 3 = 7


Fly over to her and clock her on the head with the flat of my sword!

Roll #0 8 + 1 = 9


"Now that you're spell is over, why don't you tell us what your Goddess was taking about, seems there's more to this than just eternal night."

Roll #0 4 = 4


I enter the area from outside after taking care of whatever business I needed to. What's going on?


Try to intercept whatever he shot and smack it down
"She's down and drained kid! She can't take us at this point, and I'm not letting you kill a helpless mare"

Roll #0 6 = 6


You fire your sharpened arrow at the priestess, despite interference from Allegro, it pierces her side, though not as painfully deep as it would normally go.
she tries to block your strike with a dark energy shield, but you break through it and strike her forehead. causing her to stumble backwards, she sits down and tries to focus, holding her head in her hoof.
She glares at you. "Were you not told to stop causing us trouble, clearly there is more to the master plan than just taking the world, and she shall reveal it in good time…"


Chiro approaches you and explains that they opened this path via a test, and that the Night Mare's spirit spoke to them.


"Shut up already you psycho!"
Whack her on the head again!

Roll #0 1 + 1 = 2


"What do you know? Speak. Now."

"The defiler of Night spoke to you? What did it say?"

Roll #0 6 = 6


"What do you know of this master plan?"

Roll #0 5 = 5


"I'm not a very patient stallion…"
I glare at her

Roll #0 7 = 7


"She told us that she was trying to save the world. That there was something else going on."
You find that the best way to shut her up is to kiss her. it was pretty effective. '1d10' for her reaction.

Roll #1 6 = 6


She takes it as a compliment. "Its not often I get this kind of attention."

Also I have to pause here. [paused]


Rolling to not get angry

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Does she know that you have left her, Chiro? Can you make her tell more on the pretext that it might win back your loyalty?"

Roll #0 3 = 3


"I- I tripped! I'msosorryAllepleasepleasepleaseforgiveme!"

Roll #0 3 + 1 = 4


I'll take it as a pvp roll
I calm down a good bit and stare at Arioso
"It's.. whatever. I'm not angry, I'd just rather you'd not do things like that."


"It won't happen again! I swear on it! Please Allegro… I'm sorry!…"


And… rolling.

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


"Alright, Ari. I believe you… I suppose"
I glare at the priestess and shake my head


"You know you're the only one for me, Alle… I can't even stand to think of being apart from you!"


oh sod it, I'll just roll again. gotta have that mechanical support for our OC shipping

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


"I… want to believe you… really I do…"

Roll #0 10 = 10


"…and I do. Every word of it. Oh my love I knew you wouldn't do anything like that on purpose!"
I nuzzle her and give her a kiss of my own
"There… that's a kiss that means something, right?"

Roll #0 1 = 1




"…You kissed my eye."
I chuckle and shake my head.
"It still means the world to me~"
I return the kiss with a proper one!

Roll #0 3 = 3


I try to intercept her bad aim!

Roll #0 1 = 1


rolling not to throw up

Roll #0 9 = 9


I choke it down.


You knock me over and land on top of me.
"H- Hey! What are you doing?"


"S-Sorry! I guess I kissed with a little too much… enthusiasm"

Roll #0 8 = 8


"I- But… in public? Here? With.. everyone surrounding us?"
I blush.


"Oh… I… I didn't mean it like THAT. But maybe… somewhere more private."

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Maybe when this is over and we get out of here… handsome~ Maybe? Definitely."


"Of course! I'm all yours~!"
I give her another kiss


So, last time on this channel: We discovered the location of the corrupted mother vein, and one of the ponies corrupting it. A darling little priestess, she was briefly possessed by the spirit of Night Mare Moon. The party spoke with her, and was confused and enlightened by her message. One eager pony tried to attack The spirit of Night Mare Moon and the party then struggled with a wave of inky shadows pushing them out of the room. This turned out to be too much stress on the Priestess's body and she collapsed, the empowerment of the night mare leaving her. She wasn't very helpful so far, even with certain ponies trying to seduce her for information.


"Tell us what you know, bitch queen!"

Roll #0 2 = 2


I uh… get off of Arioso and help her up.
Priestess is still here and conscious right?


"What did you do to these crystals?"


"I am certainly not going to respond to such a rude tone, The one you tried to attack was the goddess herself, not some commoner. She was simply using my body to help her communicate."


"Tell us what you know, bitch queen, please!"

Roll #0 9 = 9


use heal on her

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


She smiles at you. "Well, I'm going to use them to serve the Goddess's plan naturally."
Yes she's here, and she saw the whole show


"Please, these crystals are obviously a danger to you and everypony else. Would you please remove whatever corruption you placed on them?"
I grin and try to look charming as I say this

Roll #0 10 = 10


"How do they fit into your goddess' plan"


>Yes she's here, and she saw the whole show
How embarassed am I by this fact?

Roll #0 6 = 6


I accept his help up.
"But… that will just hurt us all! You can't go through with it!"

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


"Oh, I do indeed know much including how to reverse it. I could tell you about the foolish Avia's plan to convert the town when we should have stayed focused here, its not like they can do anything to me either." She says with great vanity.
She's completely healed, she even feels better than normal! What a nice pony you are using such a good heal on her. Her wings even look a little shinier, and perhaps she is smiling a bit brighter than normal.


"Convert the town? How? And where is this Avia?"

Roll #0 3 = 3


nah, man why would you care what some hag thinks?
"It works in mysterious ways. All you need to know is that I require them." She licks her lips a bit as she thinks, her hooves clinking against the crystal wall.
"Silly pegasus, once the world is reborn you won't have to worry about that. You will have more plentiful riches than you can imagine. "


"Convert the town? Where they those bat ponies we ran into on our way here?"


"Oh, for one so handsome you sure are terribly impatient. Avia will find you eventually." The priestess snickers at you. "in the mean time you can make out some more, it was decent entertainment."


"You require them?… So what would you do if we, say… destroyed them?"

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"Shut up and tell us where we can find this 'Avia'!"

Roll #0 3 = 3


She rolls her hoof a bit as she talks "Oh, probably they thought they could simply talk them into it. Such a foolish plan really, converting takes displays of power."


"I… we.. grr! Just tell us how to get rid of whatever you did to these crystals!"
I lean against Arioso and glare at the priestess

Roll #0 5 = 5


"Have you searched the skies? Maybe that damp cave of a skull you have?"
She reels back clearly not fond of the idea. "you mustn't! Its not possible, a mere bluff!"


I lean in and nuzzle Allegro.
"Why not just destroy them, dear?"
"You know… Cloudcaller there's been trying to break these crystals since we've pretty much gotten her. And by the way you sound, I'd say that they must be pretty important to what you're trying to do…"

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


"Of course. Beautiful and smart!"
I nuzzle back and peck her cheek


I shoot at the nearest crystal.

Roll #0 10 + 3 = 13


"Tell us why they're so important then. We did break some in order to get down here."


The mother vein's still up the stairs, right?
"On second though, we broke one to make a way down here, right? Maybe we should wait for everyone to leave this room, just in case"


Her eyes widen as Cloudcaller's arrow shatters a nearby crystal its energy leaving with a hiss, and cloud of smoke. "Y-You are really breaking them?! O-okay, I cursed them to carry more dark energy. Normally they carry both kinds of energy.. this whole place is a hot spot for magical power because of it, but it was buried before and.. Just don't hurt any more of them.. I'll make them neutral again o-okay?!" She begs you with her voice and puppy dog eyes.


"That was a sudden change in attitude… should we trust her? I don't know much about magic…"


"Why should we trust her? They'll probably just try this crap again later. Let's just smash them and be done with it."


you are in the room with it, the vein is in the wall that she's been tapping on.


"Tell us the exact purpose you're using them for, and maybe we'll stop breaking them."


I hold my mace to a crystal.
"Then do it fast, if you will."

"If she tries anything, we'll have no choice but to hurt her. I really don't want to, but be ready…"


She rushes over to stop you. "You can't they aren't normal rocks you see." '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Why the sudden change in heart though? Just a few minutes ago you were so confident and now you're begging with us like a foal!"

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


"Its to power our ritual." she says quickly, and nervously. "It will make things smoother and less deadly.. We don't want to die unless its needed after all.."
She draws a quick rune on the ground and draws the darkness out the crystal. lets see how effective it was.

Roll #0 6 = 6


"Because, if you keep breaking them then magic will be harder to preform for decades! It would set us all back by years, we might even be dead by the time we can try again!" She covers her mouth with her hoof and glares at you, clearing thinking she spoke too much.
Well, that was good but slow better try again.

Roll #0 10 = 10


"What… magic?"


"Magic? Like… all of magic? Tell us and we might not break them."

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


Well, there we go. The darkness rushes from the mother vein and all around leaving the crystals in a hurry. The crystals are now blinking a happy sky blue. The darkness however is hoovering over the bat pony, making her look small. The energy attaches itself to the priestess, she gasps and breathes deeply her whole body glowing with the odd energy. "it has been done, now you barbarians can leave."


"You make it sound like this place affects all magic everywhere."


"Like hell we are."
Shoot her.

Roll #0 1 + 3 = 4


Her voice is much gruffer now, a slight echo "Yes, if you destroy this place, magic in the world will slow down, maybe even stop. Not just my magic, but your healer's magic as well. This whole place is the power of magic "


Smack him before he shoots.
"Stop that!"

Roll #0 10 = 10


In your eagerness you throw your whole quiver at her. Some of your special arrows roll away and pop against the wall.


Holy damn, I've never seen a slap so hard, I think he lost a tooth there. It left a nice red hoof print on his cheek, and stings like a bitch.


"Seems a bit risky to corrupt the source of magic for whatever this master plan of yours is. Now what are you planning to do with all that dark magic you absorbed from the crystals?"


"Ari! I know he's a bit eager but please, he's still young!"


Smack her back.

Roll #0 5 = 5


I glare at her.
"That dark energy… did you corrupt yourself with it?!"

Roll #0 1 = 1


Catch his hoof before it reaches her!

Roll #0 1 = 1


Chiro sighs and picks up the priestess, looking her in the eyes. "Get control of it already." he shakes her as if she were a rag doll. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Waat?! I merely did as you asked! That energy had to go somewhere." She hisses at you.
"It is no risk when its is guided by the hand of my Goddess." She smiles "As far as the energy goes I'm just holding it for now.." she seems to be shaking a bit, perhaps it was too much at once?
"Unhand me, traitor." She glares at his eyes but looks weak and doesn't struggle to get free. her voice drops to normal and she looses her aura. "Former Comrade, why do you do this?"
Cloud caller is the winner of this round.


"I- I didn't mean to hit him so ha-"
My eyes widen and I flinch as his hoof connects with my face.
"Ow- I said I was sorry!"
Rolling to resist the urge to tear up for that manface comment

Roll #0 5 = 5


Dammit. Sorry gotta stay in character
"What did I say about calling her that? And then you dare lay a hoof on her? Young or not, you need to learn some manners."
Cheap shot him on the flank to spank him

Roll #0 10 = 10


"Are you able to hold onto that energy? You seem a bit unstable."


"You're not my dad, gramps! Get dunked."
Hit him in the face.

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Please! Stop it!"
I try to get in between them!

Roll #0 2 = 2


You cry, but not a lot, its one of those slow easy cries, only a few drops at a time.


Damn those reflexes are good, you have him in a perfect position and spank away, he can't do much besides flail around.
Looks like the mist from your eyes is in your way a bit, you stumble and can't get in between them.
You can't hit someone in the face who is holding you over his knee apparently, bad angle or something.
Chiro "Answer his question."
Priestess: "I-I'm sure I'll be fine."
Chiro glares at her hard "Be honest."
Priestess "The whole mine is clear now, you don't have to destroy it anymore.." she seems about to cry for some reason. "Please.. take me outside."


"…Sorry kid."
I put him down and walk away, then turn to the priestess
"Those tears… if you're hiding something, say it now."

Roll #0 1 = 1


"You're dying, aren't you. You didn't have to take all the magic yourself, we would have helped."


"Please stop…"
I turn to the priestess and try to clear my eyes.
"What's wrong? That didn't… do something to you, did it?"

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


She falls silent at this surprised at your reasoning. "It.. was a lot to take alone.. and after being blessed by being the vessel of The Goddess, even for a moment.. I am ready for it.." you can tell she isn't, the tears give her away.

Chiro drops her in frustration. "I knew it " He punches a wall and turns back to the party. "Well, I suppose we should let her see the night sky at least.."


"Wait… you really are…"
I make to run over to her, but stop and stand in place, fidgeting.
"There… there's gotta be something we can do!"

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


"…Let's take her out then."


"I'm sorry this happened, do you have any final wishes, aside from seeing the night sky again?"


"The only way to save me now would be with another priestess, she would take some of the burden from me, but we haven't the time to find one."
"Ha, you were just ready to kill me a mere moment ago. The only sorrow you are feeling is that you didn't kill me yourselves." She snidely remarks at you. "But.. your kindness is not unnoticed. If you fly east of here you will run into Aria and her team of archers, She never really appreciated me.. Just bring me to the surface, and I will move on in peace."


"I didn't want.. hmph. I won't argue now. Let's get her up"
Can she walk? If not I lean down so that she can be placed on my back


"What happens if… you release some of the 'darkness'? Would it just manifest into monster things, or… what would happen?"

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


"Alright then, and thank you for that information."
I help escort her outside


Heal whoever needs it

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


She allows you to carry her. you can feel her heart beat slowing down.
"It would probably become a foul beast without guidance, but I can't quite focus enough on my own."
You assist Allegro in getting her outside.

Chiro follows along. "I will preform the rites for her."

As you arrive outside Chiro gathers a small bit of storm cloud shaping it into the crescent moon and marks a circle for her.

"Oh, so you do remember then.." She slides off of Allegro and steps into the circle, she begins to hum and Chiro sings for her. it sounds vaguely like a religious song, but really pretty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSfy7QN5krY
"It certainly is a good night for this.. So lovely.." she closes her eyes, her chest stops rising and her wings stiffen then fall flat. Her tears are gone, and there is a small smile on her face.


As far as I know the only one hurt is the dying priestess, and Cloudcaller, so you tend to his minor pains and the mark on his cheek is gone, teeth are back in back and no pain, also his bottom feels all fine and well.


Try to hold back tears…

Roll #0 9 = 9


watch the preceding events and quietly pray to the sun for better success in our future endeavors

Roll #0 1 = 1


I hang my head and clear my throat.
"We aren't just going to leave her here, are we?"


"Let us hope no more will die in our future encounters."
"I'm not sure how their rites are for death, but she at least deserves a burial."


I get to work on digging any kind of grave I can manage

Roll #0 6 = 6


I stomp on the ground.
"Why can't they be acting more like villains in the old stories? It doesn't feel right when we start the fights more often then not."


Stay on the lookout for those archers she mentioned.

Roll #0 7 = 7


Tear containment successful.
sorry x2
You can't seem to feel the sun, that moonlight looks awfully nice and warm thou.
Chiro shakes his head. "Of, course not. We'll bury her here." He carefully moves her aside and begins to dig out the circle, with a shovel from the mine. He lays a couple down beside him as well in case you feel like helping him.


I assist him.
"Chiro, is there anything special we should do?"

Roll #0 6 = 6


Chiro hands each of you a shovel, and together you have a the perfectly round grave complete in no times.
They aren't here yet. but your own army is standing ready nearby.


I look around for a rock we can use as a tomstone.

Roll #0 5 = 5


I gently set her down in there, and cover her up, staying silent as I do.


You help out with the grave as well. "I will say the prayer to offer her body to the Nightmare, I remember it well, and then we can leave her with a simple stone and her pendant to mark her grave. Should Avia survive our encounter we will inform her of this."


no… the sun.
find my way back to the sun!

Roll #0 2 = 2


You find one, its kind of lumpy but it will do you suppose.


"Why are we saying prayers to dark goddesses of evil?"


"Out of respect for the dead."


"Haven't you learned your lesson by now? Just shut up already."
I huff and turn back to her grave.

Roll #0 1 = 1


"The dead was an evil priestess of evilness. What's difficult to understand about this?

"Say a prayer to a goddess that isn't intent on killing us all."


I place the stone on the grave.
"What do we engrave on here, we never got her name."


"She is evil, yes. But she didn't try to kill us in the cave."

I stomp again.

"I wish I knew why."


"Chirro knew her best. Let him decide."


You see a bright light, a bright blue light the moon is standing out to you calling you.
She is covered up now, nicely done.
Chiro suggests. "Perhaps she was too weak from delivering the message. You saw what too much energy can do to someone. She was in no hurry to die for nothing."
"I will take on the honors.."
Chiro takes his own blade and writes. "Here lies the servant of The Nightmare. A Loyal Priestess to the end. She shines with the brightest stars now." He then draws a crescent moon
"Its a pretty standard one for those fallen in her name.."
"Foolish child, when a solider falls you speak the rites of his god not your own."

Chiro steps back and sighs. "Let us begin." He starts the prayer, you can only understand a few phrases as it is thick in his old tongue, and well practiced.
"Have you anything to say before we depart?"


"No. Should we bury the entrance to the cave or leave guards instead?"


"Fool? I'm not the one offering prayers to our enemy."


"No… let's go."


"The moon… such… such a beautiful…."
With a tear falling from my eye I reach out to the moon
"forgive me virtuous sun, I… have found another… the elegant vigilant moon."

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Show some respect to the dead by not starting a fight on top of her grave."


"I… I don't understand or support what she did and what she was trying to do, but… she really didn't seem to want anything bad to happen. She even sacrificed her own life to save those crystals… I forgive her."
I sniffle and walk over to Allegro, leaning in and nuzzling him.
"For Celestia's sake! Shut. Up!"


Chiro calmly replies. "We can leave a few behind to close it up behind us."


"I do not, we only just met her, I would not be able to pay proper respect."


"So this group is cool with saying prayers to Nightmare Moon and torturing ponies, but any criticism of that is wrong because it's not 'respectful'? You are both so full of shit!"


The moon seems offended that you are still talking about the sun. Better try again and sound more decisive.


"Offende… no!"
Stomp my hoof
"I cannot just abandon the Sun because of the whims of another deity! Even if I am abandoned, I will not falter in my belief!"

Roll #0 1 = 1


"The ex Nightmare Moon worshiper said the prayer, not us. How old are you, colt?"


Chiro calls down his group of Bat Ponies in their shining white armor. A few get to work on the crystal cavern, making sure all the ponies and diamond dogs you knocked out before are now outside before closing it up so no one can mess with it again.

They are to you ready to follow your next order.

The Moon simply won't hear you now. look like you really pissed it off. The Sun seems to have come back into the picture for you, the Sun is a forgiving spirit after all, you've been such a lovely cleric for it. The Sun seems to tell you not to falter again or she will leave you to your own devices.


"Old enough to recognize that offering prayers to an evil goddess helps her. Wake up and realize what we're fighting here, dingus! This isn't a fight against a bunch of bullies — we're fighting a GOD, okay? A GOD. A god that wants to KILL ALL OF US. And offering her support — even if it's just one little prayer — isn't doing us any favors. Get real. Or is that too 'simple' for you?"

"Maybe I'm not the most worldly or sophisticated pony — maybe I only started this because I wanted to save my village — but I seem to be the only one here who recognizes that we're not playing a freaking game here. We're fighting a war called 'Good versus Evil,' and it's not time to start whining about niceties when the stakes are that HUGE."


"To the east. We're finding this Avia"


"We should go find that Avia pony that the priestess told us about."


"Then let's stop jawing about nothing, and let's go."




I wait for Allegro to move.


"Sound idea kid."

I spread my wings and take off then, heading east to where Avia is.


I take off as well and fly along side him.


They nod and salute you.
Chiro responds to you "I'll take point, and one of you carry Khazard."
Khazard has obtained a personal bat pony escort to allow him to fly along with the group.

The bat ponies fly to the east their dark wings blending in with the sky and the play group is near the front with Chiro. Its not long before you see a dark cloud and an arrow flies into your group.


Fuck that I'm taking point.

And I'm returning fire.

Roll #0 5 + 3 = 8


"You have a point, but we are supposed to be the good ponies. We can't be the good ponies if we act worse than the bad ones."

Evasive maneuvers!
"We want to talk! Stop shooting!"
'1d10' to get through to them.

Roll #0 7 = 7

Roll #1 4 = 4


Bat the arrow away with my mace

Roll #0 7 = 7


Dodge and try to see where that arrow came from!

Roll #0 4 = 4


Rolling for chiro, then the rest of the bat ponies. '1d100'

Roll #0 2 = 2

Roll #1 27 = 27


I use telekinesis to move the dark cloud so the bat ponies can't hide in it.

Roll #0 9 = 9


Try to dodge them

Roll #0 5 = 5


You fire into the cloud and you see one of theirs spin downward out of control.
You evade the arrows well enough to impress, but they can't even hear you from here.
You block it with ease.
Chiro gets hit, but his armor is enough to protect him. A few of his men end up with an arrow inside of them, a dozen of them start flying lower.
an Arrow grazes your shoulder, no damage is taken.
You move their cloud very efficiently their numbers are exposed and you They have about 35 to your 48 (30 bat ponies and 10 pegavillage archers, and the party)

The melee range group moves in close to them and starts fighting them in blade to bow combat.
Roll for how well the Aria team does
roll for how well the Blades do '1d10'
roll for how well Chiro does. 'r2 1d10'

Roll #0 1 = 1

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


I aim for whichever ones appear to be in charge.

Roll #0 1 + 3 = 4


I start flying an aerial dance through to battle to inspire our troops.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


I take this chance to scout out the enemy to see if anyone that looks like their leader is among them

Roll #0 10 = 10


I Cheap Shot the nearest enemy bat pony!

Roll #0 7 = 7


I use Improved telekinesis to disarm all of the opposing ponies.

Roll #0 4 = 4


Blades vs bows is just no contest, Chiro made the right call having them go in. The arrows were near useless when they didn't have time to draw them.

Chiro himself is there parrying slicing away.
You can't spot anyone in charge and just fire randomly into the crowd. You strike one of our men instead.
Very nice swan dance, everyone gets a +1
Oh, there she is. She has a large golden bow and is ready to use it, her armor is a bit fancier, and she has strangely green hair. She is right in the middle of her group, what a cowardly leader.
You hit them right in the gut making it hard for him to breath.
You can't do that, but you remember you can walk on clouds with that one spell and maybe you can use that to help you.

Avia's archers attack is roll 0
Avia aims her bow toward Oddette, and tries to snipe her '1d10'
Chiro battles in the fray. 'r2 1d10+1'
The blades move is 'r3 1d10+1'
The Pegavillage archers attack. 'r4 1d10+1'

Roll #0 10 = 10

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 3 + 1 = 4 / Roll #3 10 + 1 = 11 / Roll #4 7 + 1 = 8


I point out the pony with the large bow and green hair.
"There, that's the leader! Go for her!"


I fly through the battle and try to Cheap Shot Avia.

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


I turn towards Allegro and see where he's pointing and fly over to him.
"Allegro! Throw me at her so I can hit her!"

Roll #0 3 = 3


I try to shoot Avia.

Roll #0 9 + 3 = 12


I cast Transfix on Avia

Roll #0 7 + 1 = 8


"I uh… what? Are you sure, my love? And are you feeling well…?"


"Use your strong arms and THROW me at her so I can hit her! If you throw me I'll be able to hit her harder and get through their ranks faster! Hurry up and do it!"


"…If you insist.."
I grab Arioso and THROW her straight at the leader

Roll #0 10 + 1 = 11


Do I get any bonus for that 11?


…Or is my attack gonna take place on a separate turn
Or am I the attack?


Well, the archers were living up to their name that round, firing off bolt after bolt, but the blades did equally as well making Chiro proud even as he took yet another arrow wound, this one in his wing.
The pegavillage archers did their part and landed a few blows.
The transfix leaves Avia out of it, her arrow flying a little crooked. Luck for Oddette, who would have been hit otherwise.
Oddette you land in the fray and are knocked around too much cheap shot anyone. A dagger slices your hoof.
You shoot her dead on. she staggers back a bit. falling below her troops.
Waifu canon activated, Allegro trows Arioso with all his might, straight into Avia,
Arioso make your attack on her now she is all dazed and stuff from the transfix as well.

Roll #0 7 = 7


Shoot her again.

Roll #0 2 + 3 = 5


I turn around and Cheap Shot whoever just sliced my hoof.
And by Cheap Shot I mean buck in the face.

Roll #0 3 = 3


Fly in there with all my might! Go after my Arioso and cheap shot Avia!

Roll #0 3 = 3


Swing my sword at her!

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


I continue using Transfix on Avia

Roll #0 2 = 2


You shoot her again, she has a total of three arrow wounds now.
They are too fast for you, you wind up with an arrow in the hind leg instead.
You fly a little too fast and tumble into them ungracefully.
You can't seem to aim yourself properly, but you do land on her because of that awesome throw, however you are soon followed by Allegro who causes all three of your to tumble through the air. Avia tries to get control of the situation. '1d10'

Roll zero is for Avia's archers
'r2 1d10' is for the blades
'r3 1d10' for chiro
'r4 1d10' for pegaville archery

Roll #0 10 = 10

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 8 = 8 / Roll #3 7 = 7 / Roll #4 10 = 10


You couldn't keep focus on her with the tumbling going on.


Try to overpower her as we fall!

Roll #0 1 = 1


Another marksman shot on her.

Roll #0 1 + 3 = 4


I scream in pain and go after him with my dagger.

Roll #0 4 + 1 = 5


I cast Transfix again on Avia

Roll #0 4 = 4


Try to regain my footing and attack her!

Roll #0 5 + 1 = 6


You can't, in fact she kicks you down and you land on your back.
Your arrow is blocked out by the fairly epic archery battle going on here. Arrow was meeting arrow with greed.
You finally land a hit on the bastard.
An arrow lands on your hoof as you are trying to target her again. You were completely distracted by the pain.
You land on top of her, and her weapon landed out of her hoof. '1d10' for her to get it back.

'r2 1d10' all your NPCs
'r3 1d10' all the enemy archers.

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


Stab him again!

Roll #0 5 + 1 = 6


Use better aim this time and shoot her again.

Roll #0 4 + 3 = 7


Get back up!

Roll #0 7 = 7


I cast Influence on Avia

Roll #0 8 = 8


Try to hold my blade against her throat and restrain her!

Roll #0 2 + 1 = 3


A few of your men have fallen down with arrow wounds. the others are quite damaged. Chiro falls back to where the group is with Avia.
"Avia, give up now you coward!" he demands. '1d10'
You strike quickly before he can draw an arrow, your get him much deeper this time his eyes are full of hate and he is only focused on you now.
You land an arrow in her wing pinning her to ground, and causing some blood to sprout from the wound.
You get on your hooves.
You have you escort fly you down and get a good fix on her eyes, she is completely transfixed by you.
You drop your blade.

0: enemy archers
1: chiro demands
'r2 1d10' your remaining army

Roll #0 7 = 7

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


I- I scramble to grab my blade!

Roll #0 6 = 6


Cheap shot Avia!

Roll #0 9 = 9


I slash at one of his legs.

Roll #0 7 + 1 = 8


"Bat ponies, your leader is under my control now, I order you to surrender."
Rolling to keep up Influence

Roll #0 7 = 7


Shoot an exploding arrow at some of the archers.

Roll #0 7 + 1 = 8


Yep, silly butter hooves, you have it back now.
You do, she doesn't even fight back in this state. That makes her.. fourth injury I believe.
He is taken by surprise and falls right out the sky in pain. looks like he landed on his side.
Avia slowly nods, "yes, we surrender.. "
Your arrow knocks a few out of the sky and they seem shocked.

The fly down in a circle each getting a look at the situation. They see their leader disarmed, telling them to surrender and they obey. each laying down their bow in front of them.


I fly back to the group.


"Ari, are you okay?"
I check her for injuries '1d10', then Avia to see how badly wounded she is 'r2 1d10'

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


"We were told you were working on converting a nearby town, is it of any importance to your plan?"
Rolling to keep up Influence

Roll #0 6 = 6


Arioso is alright maybe a scrape from an arrow,
Avia has several wounds, couple arrows in her, and is bleeding. She isn't dying yet, but isn't getting up either.
"No, its just to expand our following" she answers in an even tone.

'1d10' to see if any of her so called army tries to rescue her right now.

Roll #1 7 = 7


Yes three of them step forward and try to get Khazard away from her. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Stay back and surrender with the rest!"
Cheap shot one of them non-lethally

Roll #0 8 = 8


I Cheap Shot one of them to try and knock him out.

Roll #0 8 = 8


"I'm fine Alle…"
Cheap shot one of 'em! Keep them away!

Roll #0 9 + 1 = 10


"Well, since you've surrendered and aren't doing anything of much importance, there's no need to keep you controlled."
I end Influence.
"Now, how about you stop with the Nightmare Moon ressurrection and join us in peace?"

Roll #0 6 = 6


Two are subdued, and one is knocked out. "B-but Avia.."
She snaps out of her trance, and blinks at your offer. "What is this heresy you speak of?! I can't believe you would make such a preposterous proposal. I decline."


"You can die now, or die when your goddess snuffs out the sun and kills all the crops.

Roll #0 1 = 1


"I'm glad…"
I give her a hug and kiss, then turn to Avia
"You're injured, and your troops have surrendered. Please don't make this any harder."

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Alright then, just offering a peaceful agreement. Oh and the priestess at the crystal mines has passed away. She told us that you were in this general area, sounded like you knew each other."

Roll #0 6 = 6


She nearly laughs in your face. "Is that what you and the old fool believe? The Goddess of Eternal Night taught us that the world will be reborn, and nature along with it. everything will be as it should be."
Chiro snorts in retort of this. "I am not an old fool, you are simply blind."
"Then take us prisoner, or kill us if you dare." she replies darkly to you.
"Oh.. Elline has gone to meet the other world ahead of us.. Thank you, for telling me, that must mean you subdued the others in the mine as well." She sighs, "That means we failed her.."


How many of our dudes are left?


"Are you alright, dear?"
Check over Allegro.
"What are we gonna do with her? Her ponies kind of outnumber ours still… don't they?"

Roll #0 7 = 7


There are on your team:
30: with decent injuries
8: with severe injuries
2: dear death.
Their team:
29: with minor injures
5: with decent injures.
1: with severe injures


I hesitate a second, then give her a serious look.
"Fine. A prisoner you shall be, if only for your own good."

"We're close enough to kill Avia before they can react. I doubt any of them will try anything. Er… not that we will kill her, that is."

Roll #0 4 = 4


her ponies never out numbered yours. They just fought better


Well, let's get to healing up the wounded and start disarming the bats.

And then our army will need to take them somewhere where we can imprison them for a while.

I try to tie up Avia and gag her to keep her from casting any spells or whatever.

Roll #1 1 = 1


tags pls


"What do you mean by failed her? Sounded like you were just getting ponies to join you."


She curses to herself. "I should have listened when Elline said they were onto the real site.. and now we've lost both her and the holy site.."
Well, Avia is not a spell caster, and gagging yourself while making your teammates happy certainly isn't helping with the situation. Avia seems to giggle at you, what nerve!


She rolls her eyes a bit. "Fine, take me away then."


"If its any consolation, she died happy at least."


I turn to Chiro
"Do we have any place to keep her? And what of her fighters? Think they pose any danger still?"


Chiro nods. "We can easily contain her, but her flight is large enough that we can't efficiently contain them and maintain our current speed. We would have to have a place to take them really, we're not a flying prison right now, and becoming one would slow us down."


Avia seems to not be consoled by this, "The Goddess of Nights will not be pleased with this, that was one of the most important sites.."


"Then we'll just have to take her for now, unless anyone else has any ideas. Have what troops that are still able to move on their own cover us to make sure none of her ponies try anything."


"What place could we take them to that we can trust would keep them contained?"


"This is your world not mine." Chiro replies unhelpfully. "We could ask the locals if there is anywhere to hold them, maybe one the churches. will be helpful."
"Alright brother, we should tend to our own wounded anyway.."


Pausing here because everyone is dead.


Spread sheet
Armor Upgrade Doc:

You have traveled to the nearest city capable of guarding Avia and fighting off her flight. A place known as Talon Fort, its well secured by griffons who have lived here for ages. They have a large keep, bustling city and thriving trade business. You can find many kinds of pony here, and they can find you as well. In any case the party sits just outside of Talon Fort, and Avia is bound wand floating in a 'cloud cage' with four of Chiro's bat ponies around her. Over looking the city you can see just how massive it is. The structures are all squarish with slanted roofs, and vary in height from barely above the ground to towering into the sky. The Keep is the most impressive, a large stone castle, with multiple towers.


"I guess we should take her to the guards."


"Chiro, do you think they're willing to keep Avia here? I know she'd be secure, but at the same time we risk having her flock attack the place…"


"Woow… this place looks amazing! Doesn't it, Alle?"


"It does, Ari. Maybe we could take a little time to ourselves here once we hand Avia over?"
I nuzzle


i am not a clever pony


Chiro replies "This is true, but according to our information this city has stood against many trials and will not fall so easily. It would reasonable to assume they can take care of themselves."


"I won't doubt you then. Anyway, let's get her secured!"
Onward into Talon Fort!


So you take her into the city, and and immediately catch the attention of ponies and griffons all around. A pair of guards fly over to you a Chiro. "What is the meaning of this?" They say sternly.


"We have… a prisoner that we wish to hand over?"
I look towards Chrio and Allegro, urging them to say something.


"We need a place to hold our prisoner."
I point to her
"Avia, a commander of a group of bat ponies who wish to resurrect their goddess and bring about eternal night."


"We have a cultist that needs to be watched over. We can't as we are traveling to find their other hideouts."


They turn to each other.
"We've heard about that."
"Yeah, those nightmare cultists."
"Bring her with us."
The two griffons guide you to the keep, the curious crowd forming a tight circle around you only giving your berth because of the guard's shouting at them. Once past the gates the crowds are no more and you move past the great halls and over to the dungeons.


"I must warn you, we left her defeated flock behind. They surrendered, but there's no guarantee that they won't regroup and come back for her.."


"All the more reason to be cautious. We'll alter the Captain that we have an important prisoner. You came to the place."
Chiro helps them lock her into an empty cell then the two guards face your party. "You are the ones who saved Pegavillage? The captain wanted to speak with you, if you came by. I'll show you to him."


"He did? What does he want to talk with us about?"


"Of course. Is it about anything important?"


"Really? Lead the way then."


"Yeah, okay."


"About how serious the threat is. We received word of your victory in Pegavillage, but no one seemed to have many details about the cultist. What little we learned he wanted to make sure you knew." They guide you into a large round near the center of the keep. The room, has larger table with a map on it, and the room is lined with books. There is a Griffon pacing over the map, he looks quite stressed out.
"Sir, we've brought the heroes, and they brought us a captive. We already dropped her off at the dungeon."
The captain drops down and eyes Chiro hard.
Chiro stands respectfully to side. "I am a former leader of the cultist, I am here to help."
The captain ruffles his feathers and continues to the party. "Please come in."


I go inside.


I nod and enter alongside Arioso


I also nod and enter alongside Allegro.


I enter.


The captain send the pair of guards to go make sure your captive Avia is safe, and closes the door behind you, he leans over the table. "I'm going to cut to the chase here. We think there is something else going on besides taking over random zone. " He gestures to the map. "They have targeted points in a pattern, like a summoner would.. "


"Yeah, I think they said something about that. Something about taking specific locations tied to some cult ritual."


"From what we know, those points are needed for their ritual. We already cleared out 2 of them though."


"What the kid said.They need those specific points to resurrect Nightmare Moon…"


I think they mentioned… something about five of them?"


Chiro replies accordingly as well. "Indeed captain, you are quite intuitive to figure that much out. six points must be controlled… " Chiro goes on to point them out.

"Fascinating.. " He look it over and nods.
"Nightmare moon.. well its as we feared then. We have seen them assembling at the center of the points.. and up north. If you say they need these points then we need to protect them, and you heroes need to be properly equipped. "


"Properly equipped? I have my mace, my instrument, and my marefriend in battle with me. I can't imagine needing much else…"


"Properly equipped? What do you suggest?"


"We've done fine with what we have so far. But some extra help wouldn't hurt."


He laughs "I've heard that you all are full of diverse talents, so I mean to deffer to my own advisers on each matter. They have each chosen who they wanted to meet with, your names do proceed you."
He calls of the names from a list.
"Khazard, the necromancer, you are to meet with Glidridge. In the west section of the keep."

"Arioso, you are to meet with Madame Gray in the south tower.. "

"Allegro you are to meet with Graville the Wanderer.. He should be around in the dining hall drinking.."


"Madame Gray?… Okay, I guess."
I turn towards Allegro and give him a quick kiss.
"See you in a bit, love. And um…"
I shift my weight a bit.
"Would you… maybe, like to go out after this? On a proper date? I- I can pay!"


"They know of us? Interesting… well it shouldn't take long I imagine."
I peck Arioso and make my way to the dining hall


"Date? I'd love nothing more than to spend time with you, my love, but… no way I'm letting you pay. A proper gentlecolt knows how to treat his mare!"


"Never expected to be chosen for my talents, this should be interesting,"
I head off to meet Glidridge.


I half heartedly chuckle.
"Please… I insist! I certainly know you won't want to pay after the night's over…"


"I… if you insist. But this is the only time!"
I give her a big kiss then leave to meet Graville


After flirting with your mare you see an older pony with a lute in the dining hall he seems completely wasted and grins at you as you come in. "Hey, want to hear a story kid?"
You enter the western side of the Keep, and get a strange feeling as you go there. The suits of armor seem to be watching, or is it the shadows? You can feel the presence of minions here. When you enter the last room, a shadow jumps up beside you and says 'WhOOooo' roll to see if you were surprised.


I sigh, and head to this… Madame Grey.



Roll #0 10 = 10


"Graville, right? Certainly. Can't pass up a good story."
I pull up a seat and listen


"So what about the rest of us?"


Nope, stiff as a bored. A smaller voice comes out from the shadows. "Oh phew, you're not fun at all!" A smaller Griffon appears beside a shadow of some kind. "You must really be as tough as they say not to scared by that." She says excitedly. "None of the chickens around her have that kind of nerve. I'm Glidrigde, Its nice to finally meet you Khazard." she extends a claw to you.
He chuckles to himself. "Splendid, Splendid! I'll tell you a classic tale of woe. A tale of hope, and of love." He recites a version of beauty and the beast lets see how well he did '1d10'
She is in the southern tower, the tower has a lovely garden and smells like roses. The inside is just as nice as any fine home you have been too. There is a sound of music coming from the other room and you can hear someone dancing. Its is a lovely griffon, she has a body that almost makes you envious, prefect feathers, those legs, and that wonderful grace.. the men you could get with that body..

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Ah, young cloud caller. You actually have a few options. Your skills in archery were noted, you can see my finest tracker if you would like."


I clear my throat.
"Um… Madame Grey?"


She descends and greets you warmly. "Why hello! I have heard tale of your wondrous dances that inspired your heroes. Its so nice to finally meet you. " she bows to you. "I am the one known as Madame Grey."


"Cool, cool. The other options?"


"Nice to meet you Glidridge."
I shake her claw.


I return her bow.
"I can't even compare to you, Madame. I was told to come here though? Do you have something you wish to speak to me about?"


"That was…. something."
Tell him one of my own stories. One about a stallion facing impossible odds, fighting dragon and pony alike, all to reach his true love.

Roll #1 5 = 5


He looks you over. "Are you a stallion of faith? We have many churches in this city, all willing to help if I request it of them, perhaps you are a naturalist? Many trackers are, we have a few Shamans in the area.. Of course I train my guards as knights.. Whatever you find more to your style."
"Oh, gosh! You're a bit bigger than I imagined, not worry though we can still equip you. Don't be scared now.. " She brings you over to a chest full of bones. "Do any of these call out to you Khazard?"
"Oh, I just wanted to advise you.. you have the art of deception do you not?.." She slowly opens a small case, revealing fishnet stockings "These are enchanted stockings. They are made just for ponies, and I think they will serve you well in battle."


"I- I do… and…"
I raise an eyebrow at her.
"Stockings? Do you want me to become an assassin or something? Seduce my targets and strike them while they're infatuated? I'm honestly not quite sure what to do with them…"


He seems amused enough by it, he laughs and then leans in. "Son, I've collected a lot of stories. over the years.. I want a young bard like you to carry on making the stories come to life." he takes out an old warn looking book, its bound with leather and has a heart on it. "This book is nearly magic, its landed me more than a few mares in my time." he says with a toothy grin. "Its even got some pages in the back still so you have room to grow."


"I've seen a lot of crazy stuff over the past few days. Where's the town's temple to Celestia? I think I need to talk to a priestess."


"Let's see if any stand out."
I look over the chest of bones, seeing if any call out to me.

Roll #0 1 = 1


"A few mares huh…"
I take it and stare at it for a bit
"Thanks… maybe it'll come in handy… was there anything else my good pony? Maybe trade a few more stories?"
I grin


"Its just east of the keep, facing the sun. Tell them Captain Grizzle Tail sent you."
She waves her hooves "Not precisely, just to give you an edge. If you wear these, they won't expect how harsh your thrusts are, an advantage for one like us, and you need all you can get out there.." She seems pretty sure it will help you.
Unfortunately nothing stands out, they all look the same to you, no souls seem to be attached to them right now, at least not any you want to be associated with.
"Oh, nothing yet dear? Its fine, I'll just go on to tell you.. You get to wear these bones! I know its amazing right?! So you pick anywhere you want to have it, or I can make you some armor out of a bunch of bones since you don't seem to like any of them really particularly.."


"Of course, I always have time for an ale and tale." He recites a more personal story about how he almost lost his leg over a mare. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4


I go down to the temple and start asking around for some help.


I take them from her and put them on.
"It's worth a try, I suppose. Thank you, Madame.
Um… if it isn't too much hassle, I don't suppose you could show me a few pointers on dancing? You have a really beautiful form and fluency to your dances, and… I'd really like to hear what you have to say."


"Not too bad!"
Tell him one about the time I took on a large group of ponies just to impress a mare

Roll #1 10 = 10


A Friendly looking griffon cleric comes over to you. "Hail tracker, what light brings you here?" he calls out to you.


"Why of course, come show me your form!" She invites you onto her dance floor, and starts out a basic dance from 'pony lake'. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"Wearing bones? I'm surprised that idea never crossed my mind."
I think for a moment.
"Can it be any bone?"


"Yes Madame!"
I join her

Roll #0 4 = 4


"I want to talk about faith. I've been fighting some cultists, and they're trying to bring back Nightmare Moon or something…"

"What sort of wisdom can the church provide me?"


He laughs and slaps his pony knee, "Oh, that's a good on lad! I know that book is in the right hooves with you know." I don't think I've ever seen someone grin that much, "Kid, let me buy you a drink, you deserve it.." He brings you a pint of ale, and slips a lucky charm into your hoof.


"Oh, of course! It can be any bone but your own!" she giggles a bit at her own rhyme. "Do you have one that's special to you?"
"Not bad, just relax let the music take you.." '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Right, right…"
Try to dance like flowing water~

Roll #0 5 = 5


"Well I have a pet I've been carrying around since I first discovered I was talented in necromancy."
I take out Fenrir's skeleton.
"I'm sure he wouldn't mind sparing a bone."


"Thanks! You're alright yourself!"
I down my drink
"Thank you, Graville. It was fun trading stories with you, but I must get going."
I shake his hoof and walk outside.


The clergy member looks concerned. "The Night Mare is the one who would blacken out our pure and light.. It was wise to seek Celestia's blessing on your mission. " he step back and describes a scene from the holy book. "…when Celestia struck down the Nightmare her light shone brightly, forcing the dark mare into the void of the moon's face… So, as you can see. Celestia, both showed judgement and mercy when appropriate.. Her sister Luna sits by her as proof of this wisdom.."
you do decently enough. "that's enough for now, you must be tired from your trip. Your hooves are showing it a bit, and you need to angle your wings a bit more on the arches. You really do have talent Arioso." She assures you. "You're going to do well out there."
She seems almost excited about the idea "Oh, that's a brilliant plan! You aren't a hero for nothing are after all! now the question is, how do you want to wear it?"


Actually, I go for a walk while the other are occupied.
Are there any flower shops/carts around?

Roll #0 8 = 8


Yes, there are. One right next to you in fact. "GET YOUR FLOWERS HERE! SUPER ROMANTIC!"


"Maybe I'll get some… couldn't hurt the mood…"
I buy some pretty flowers

Roll #0 7 = 7


"You really think so? Thank you Madame!"
I walk over to her and give her a polite hug.
"I suppose I should be off for now… I have someone to see. Thank you for everything though!"
I make my way to the door and wave goodbye to her.

Roll #0 5 = 5


She waves at you as well, and goes back to her practicing.


"Oh, the roses. Belle yellow ones too. Nice choice, she must be a special girl." the sales man wrapped them up neatly for you with a ribbon.


Now time to find Allegro for our da- for our get together…
Do I see him anywhere?


"So you're saying that, if I want to be good and right and all that, I need to be both just and merciful?"


"Special. Yeah, you could say that."
I smile and make my way back… do I spot any jewelry stores along the way?

Roll #0 6 = 6


"I'm not sure. It would depend on the bone, it would need to be one that wouldn't hinder Fenrir too much. Maybe like a rib or something,"


He nods. "That is what the book says. You need justice, mercy, law and order. These are the keys to unlocking your inner light again the demons of the world."


"That's good advice, chaplain. Do you have some literature I could read and keep with me? A copy of the holy book, perhaps?"


He's admiring some jewelry.
You see a nice looking shop, and peer into the window. They have some diamond jewelry on display, looks expensive..
"Oh, yes. yes, a rib bone would work, very sharp if you want to implant it. More direct connection that way, or we can make into a head piece, a necklace, or.. anywhere it will touch yer skin really!"


I look left and right, then go in a find something pretty. Maybe a nice bracelet…

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Blessed be, of course I do child. He takes a copy from his robe, it looks brand new. "Take the good word of Celestia with you, and may her light always shine on your path." he says in blessing to you. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


I swoon.
I might as well enjoy my… my last few hours with him.
…Actually, I'll just go look around for a nice little… private, cafe somewhere that would be good for our little get together.

Roll #0 9 = 9


I take the book and tuck it into my pack.

"Is there like a lay order or something I can join, too? You know, some group meetings or something I can go to when I get back from all this stuff."


"An implant would probably be best, or maybe attached to my horn for a direct connection to my magic."


Nothing catches your eye.
You spot a little cafe that serves soup in bread bowls, how quaint! Its empty right now.
"Of course, we meet every dawn for our morning prayers and other than that we meet up on the fifth day of week. We have a specific group for holy warriors if you wish to join their ranks, or the healing day, the second day of the week, is when my group meets. "


Nothing at all? I try to keep looking. At least it's a distraction

Roll #0 5 = 5


"Yeah! The warriors thing! Hero squad!"

"Hey, what day is it?"


"The warriors meet the first day of the week, for that is the day that Celestia struck down the discordant one. "


"Oh, that's cool. No, I mean, what day is today? It's been kind of hectic the past few days, and I don't remember anymore."


He laughs a bit "Well, you're in luck child the warriors are meeting today. You can go in early and speak to the leader of our branch for details." He points you down the hall. "Its the big double doors."


I'm here.



I go on into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meeting Celestial warriors meeting.


Maybe I can give him a bit more time.
Uh… maybe a small gift for him.
Are there watchmaker shops around here?

Roll #0 3 = 3


Captain Grizzle Tail has sent you to see Madame Grey, you are at her tower. Her lovely rose garden greeting you with flavors and then the inside of the tower is quite fancy. The red drapes might be a bit much you think. You see a lovely lady Griffon doing some stretches, her body is aglow with sweat and this only improves her 10/10 body.
There is a large room with at least ten rows of pews. You see a Griffon in Celestial armor bearing the symbol of the sun on it. She seems to be looking over some notes. "Greetings, may the light of Celestia guide you!" She greets you warmly.


Anything from that partial success?

Roll #0 7 = 7


you seem a little lost, but you seem a small stand with clocks at it. "Hello can I interest you in something miss?" A short donkey says to you.


"Er, right back at you."

"I think I'd like to join your organization. I've been thinking a lot about right and wrong and justice and evil and all that, and I want to talk with some like-minded folks for once."


"Why, yes, you can! Do you have any pocket watches by any chance?"
Peruse his wares.

Roll #0 1 = 1


I tap my hoof politely against the ground to announce my presence.
"Hello. I was sent here to see you?"


You find something with that 7, a nice sliver and crystal bracelet, just the right size for her, its got a little heart on it, and it seems you can get it engraved for extra money.


Any response to this?


Get it. Engrave both our cutie marks on it.
Why am I doing thiiiis


You get close to one of the clocks just as it strikes twelve, a little griffon comes out and scares you half to death with a crowing sound. "Miss its only a-" too late, you have already tumbled back wards and landed on a cabbage stand. roll to see how bad the damage is.
sorry, thought I replied to it already
"Oh, to your horn? A bold move, but powerful." She nods and springs to action. "Yes, Just hand me the bone, I'll apply the medicine to make you feel it less, and then.. you'll become better than ever!" She says with glee.
She looks surprised but happy. "Well, to be a part of our order you must look to Sun Goddess, I see you have a book, are you a new convert and a new recruit? Most blessed day indeed!" She gives you a hug. "Welcome home child, My name is Gilded Wing, I will guide you on your journey.."


you can roll for how much it hurt if you want.


Try to catch myself!

Roll #0 6 = 6


"Oh, its the graceful Odette! Welcome, I've just finished practicing my set." She greets you with a bow. "I've heard much about your adventure and wish to aid you. "


I hug her back. "Thanks, Gilded Wing, it's great to have a place to go."

I tell her all about our current quest, the batponies, and what I've seen and done.

"The priest said I should strive to remain both just and merciful while we try to maintain law and order. Do you have any other advice? How do I stay on Celestia's path?"


Its done, "Is it a special occasion for you two?" The clerk asks you.


"Very special"
I give her a weak smile then walk out and try to find Arioso


I bow back.
"I would be glad to have your aid, Madam, but must admit I am confused as to how you will give it."


I take a rib from Fenrir and hand it to Glidridge, then I put the rest of the skeleton back in my bag.
Rolling for how well I take the implant

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Celestia has set up the laws to help you with that very thing. Law and order are maintained though words first, written words or spoken words, Then you follow through with your actions, striking down the wicked and disorderly when they do not listen to words. You must strive not to kill them unless you have no alternative, for this the mercy part.. You turn them over to the law, and leave them with their lives and a chance to face justice." She speaks as clearly as possible about this.

You manage to only knock the cart over a bit, still spilling some, the owner seems quite distressed over it.
She hands you a small box. "Inside is something that will improve your form and grace in the air, and make your much more sneaky."
She seems to have crashed into a cabbage cart.


Fly over and help her up.
"Ari! Are you okay?"

Roll #0 7 = 7


"Thank you, Madam."
I open the box and take out whatever is inside to examine it.


You take it really well, those pain killers must have worked, you hardly even felt it. "All done dear, do you feel stronger?"


"Right, right. Hey do we have like a big taser or something? You know, something that could just stun the bats? Maybe I should take that up with the guys in the fort…"


It looks like some brightly colored leotards, they will look ridiculous on you.


I try to get up and fix the cart.
"Sorry! Sorry!…"
"Thanks… are you do- I- I mean, what are you doing here, Alle?"


"…Madam? How will these make me sneaky? Their colors are quite…bright."


"Oh, that's deceptive part. You wear these and they will be too distracted to see your next strike coming. besides, they will help you dance more fluidly. "


"I'm feeling something, more on the bone in my horn than anything. Let's see how much of an effect it had."
I take out Fenrir's skeleton and cast Raise Dead.

Roll #0 1 = 1


"I uh… I was just out looking around! Then I came looking for you… you wanted to go out, right?"


"Oh! Of course! I cannot say I approve of the colors, but I see how they would be necessary. Does the fluid dancing come from an enchantment?"


"Right… I even found a quaint little place that would be good! Maybe you can go check it out?"
I point towards where I found the cafe.


"Without you? Shall I wait there…?"


"Yeah! I need to… stay behind and help reset this stand I accidentally bumped into! This is all my fault anyways, you just go on ahead!"
I try to help the stand owner with the stuff I knocked over.

Roll #0 8 = 8


You focus a little too hard and over charge the bones with energy, the wolf rises and leaps at you only to be held in place by shadows. "Whoa! Khazard! That's too much darkness!" she chants 'focus' at you in several tongues to help you calm down.
"Its form fitting nature helps the most, the enchantment is in how not matter what you can get a easy strike it, a good advantage if you take it."



"Well, okay…"
I give her the lightest nuzzle I can manage and walk over to the cafe.


"Oh, child, I'm afraid we don't have a giant tazer but we can teach you how to subdue your foes with the power your righteousness."


"Guess I need to get used to this implant. Ned to focus and try again."
Cast Raise Dead again

Roll #0 9 = 9


>the enchantment is in how not matter what you can get a easy strike it
Does that mean it makes it easier to hit stuff, or is it harder for stuff to hit me?

I drape the one I was examining across my back before shutting the box and bowing to her.
"Thank you for your generosity, madam. Is there a private place where I may change into one of them? It is an odd question, I know."


"Oh, cool. Even better."
Yeah let's do that



Roll #0 6 = 6


I'm really trying to describe the effect you both wanted in the document, apparently doing a shitty job.
"Sure, you can use the prep room. " she points you to the left there is a small room with a mirror and some costumes and make up inside.
You raise up your familiar bone minion he wags his tail at you and seems more energetic than usual.
"Oh, perfect! You really are amazing!" She is nearly squeaking. "Just look at that spirit, he's marvelous!"


You make short work of the clean up and the owner doesn't seem mad at you now. You can arrive at the cafe now.
You are waiting for her, you can have some seats by the window.


Wait, I need the watch!
Return to the clock stand and try to find a watch, the perfect pocket watch for Allegro!

Roll #0 9 = 9


They are leotards that count as light armor and have the Fishnet Stockings bonus, right? I already had a nice set of leather armor so I'm just trying to hold on to my current armor value.

"Thank you."
I go inside and shut the door. After that I take everything off and put on my leotard.
'1d10 to see if I can get over how ridiculous I look.


Wow, that was fast, you found a golden watch, it even has a symbol that looks like his cutie mark on it for the handles.



Roll #0 4 = 4


"This is perfect!"
I quickly pay him the bits and gently place it in my saddlebag, then hurry over to the cafe!
Where's Allegro?!


"Yup, had him around for as long as I can remember."
I give Fenrir a pat on the head.
"So how much of an effect does that implant have? Probably better I chose one of his bones for it I assume."


Yes, that's what it is.
You laugh a little, but its not as bad as you thought it would be.


He's at the window seat wait for you.



You're going to learn word of power then? "Let us begin with the basic power of a word." she commands you "Sit Down"


Walk over there and take the seat across from him.
"Sorry about that… I- I had to do something…"


"It's okay! I was looking forward to finally spending some time alone with you.."
I smile


If you're cool with that, that seems like a neat idea

I sit down.
"Wow, neat. How do I do that?"


"Me too…"
I half heartedly return his smile.
"Oh! I, um… I bought you a gift."
I retrieve the golden pocket watch from my bag and place it on the table.


Is everything…in place?

Roll #0 7 = 7


Gilded Wing smiles at you. "Its simple, you have to feel the power of Celestia, the righteousness of your cause, and then channel it into your voice. Here, this will help." She gives you a pendant of Clesestia's Cutie Mark. "This is a blessed catalyst it will allow you to channel your energy as a holy warrior."


Good to go! No one will ever be the wiser.


"It's lovely! Thank you!"
I pick it up and look at it.
"R-Right, I have something for you too…"
I take the flowers out of my bag and place it them in front of her
"And something else…"
I move near her and slide the bracelet on her hoof


I fit the box and my leather armor as best I can into my saddlebags and leave the room.
"Well, how do I look?"


I put the pendant on and feel the certainty of my faith.

"Thank you. Any other advice?"


I gasp at the flowers and bracelet.
"I-… they're… they're beautiful…"
I sniffle and look away, slipping my hoof out of the bracelet.
"B- But I don't deserve them…"



A zony waitress comes over to your table and waits nearby for you to ask for something.
Mrs. Grey claps her hooves. "Quite handsome!"


The smallish griffon nods. "Oh, I can tell you're close.. was he a pet of yours in life?"


"Just some soup would be nice… what about you Allegro? I'm paying, so… order whatever you want!"


The effect would be +1 to raise dead and minion attacks.


I do a few simple dance steps then bow.
"And you are quite beautiful, Madam; thank you again for your gifts. Would you happen to know where my companions are?"


"Just a soup for me too. I'm less hungry and more focused us right now…"
I clear my throat
"The bracelet.. it has out cutie marks engraved on it. And of course you deserve them, why wouldn't you?"


She makes note of it, "Soup of the day for both of you then?"


I nod.
"That'll be fine."



I nod and wait for her to leave.
"It… I-… no no no I'm so sorry… I'm… I-"
Can I do this without crying?

Roll #0 4 = 4


She shakes her head. "I can't imagine what they wanted to do.You can try around town if you like."


"Try it on me." She stand tall.


My eyes water and a few tears stream down the sides of my face.
"…I- I lied to you…"
I drop my head and stare at the floor.

Roll #0 4 = 4


"No, not in life. He was the first thing I ever raised from the dead. He followed me home and I kept him ever since."


She scurries away into the back.


"Thank you anyways. Goodbye."
I fly over the town and try to spot any of my traveling companions.

Roll #0 6 = 6


She nods. "Ah, a natural gift from such a young age, and a loyal minion too, You are worthy of legends! Your talent will surely grow stronger over time with that bit of him a part of you." She rambles on a bit, clearly admiring your raw ability.


I run my hoof along her cheek and rub a few tears away
"Lied…? Go on, but please don't cry…"


You feel like you are close to them. you can to to the church and see Cloudcaller, you can find Khazard at the castle, or you can see Allegro and Arioso having a moment.


Test it out on her, did you really learn it?


"I- I'm so sorry… I led y- you on… and…"
I move his hoof away and try to wipe away my own tears.
"I'm not… I'm not… actually a mare…"


"Sit down!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


"How did you get into this field of magic? Its not often I come across other necromancers."


I give her an uneasy stare and take a step back, staying silent as I do.


Let's see what that necromancer is up to.


"I- I know what you must be thinking right now… how much of a terrible pony I must be… a- and how much you want to call me all those… nasty things about… ponies like me."
I keep staring at the ground, more tears slowly starting to appear.
"I'm so sorry… I'll- I'll pay for the bracelet a- and the flowers a- and… I'm so sorry…"
Can I even contain my tears?

Roll #0 1 = 1


She does sit. "Oh, very bold! I can really feel the power of your words!"
Glidridge cackles a bit and quickly replies. "Oh, it was easy when I became an orphan I did it do reach my parents, I cost myself years and devoted them to study. I wasn't so gifted you see, it was many tries before I could master it, but now I am the greatest in whole city, and an official adviser here. "
They are hanging out in the back with some creepy bones and OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO KHAZARD'S HORN?!


The soup is up, and the zony quietly places the plates with the "bread bowls" of carrot soup in front of you two.


I avert my eyes down to the floor. Not even at my worse could I watch her cry… especially not like she is now

I stay silent for a minute more, before I sigh
"…. I know"


Rolling to not scream or get sick at the sight of whatever has been done to his horn.

Roll #0 6 = 6


I let out a few more sobs, then look slightly up at him.
"You… you do? Why didn't you… why didn't you say anything?"


I go check on Allegro, then I hear the crying and go find Khazard, instead.


You manage to keep your cool, just barely.


"Because I just found out. During the fight with Avia and her flock, when you had me throw you… I noticed."
Rolling to keep my eyes locked to the floor

Roll #0 4 = 4


Looks like Odette is with you there and is staring at KHAZARD HAS A FUCKING BONE IN HIS HORN WTF?!


"Kh-Khazad? What happened to your horn."


You have company


Nope. Eyes trailing up at the sobbing 'mare'


Your eyes drift, just barely..


"Hey, neat bone. Does that hurt at all?"


"Oh, hey guys. My horn? I had an implant in it, is it that bad?"
I check around for a mirror to see what it looks like.

Roll #0 7 = 7


I go back to staring at the ground.
"I'm so sorry…"


You find a mirror easily, and you see the implant. Its highly noticeable, like a sort of diagonal extra horn.


"It's more than a little unsettling. Does it do something to your magic?"


"You told me the truth though, even if it took a while…"
I give the ground a kick and stay silent


The small griffon, Glidridge Chuckles a little. "It looks good right? Quite ribbing!"


"I should've told you sooner…"
I give him a quick glance then look back down.
"I should've told you before I fell in love with you…"


"…I'm sorry, what was that?"


"Looks fine to me."
"Not really, took a little to get used to it."
"It boosts my magic when raising Fenrir there."
I point to Fenrir.
"I like it, fits with the necromancer vibe."


Hey, what's my book have to say about necromancy?

Roll #1 9 = 9



I squint at Fenrir

"What is holding him together, exactly? Magic? Shouldn't he be glowing?"


I sink even further down.
"I said I should've told you…"
I take a deep breath.
"Before I fell in love with… you."


"I… oh…"
I inch myself closer
"I didn't want to say anything yet. I wanted time to think things over because despite lying about being a mare… I still feel something for you…"


"Yes! Finally someone who gets it! You simply must must must come back and see me! I'll help you train."
Book of Ponshep chapter 6: verse 3:"Thou shall not use the dead for their own gain"


"Yea, mostly magic. Never seen him glow though."
"I shall after we've dealt with those Nightmare cultists."


I immediately look up at him.


I lock my eyes to hers
"I can't shake the feeling that… we were made for each other. And looking at your beautiful eyes right now only makes that feeling stronger…"


"Oh, fantastic! " The impish necromancer does a little flip in the air, and begins to look through her things again.


"I guess it's different from unicorn magic then. Who is the gryphon?"


"You… you too?"
I lock my eyes with his as well.


Glidridge lands in front of you. "Oh how rude of me. I am Glidridge, pleased to meet the fellow heroes. I gave Khazard here his little upgrade." She grins at you.


"That's GIldridge, she's the one who did the implant."


I nod
"And I think… I've made my decision already."
I lean in and kiss her.


"You're a necromancer too, I take it? How does necromancer work? I doubt I could learn it, but I've been curious about it ever since we had one help out with a ballet a few years back."


>How does Necromancy work?


My eyes widen as he kisses me, but I slowly melt into the kiss and move closer to him.


Pull away and nuzzle her.
"So no more lies…" I lean in again and kiss "no leaving my side…" and kiss, "and no tears…" and kiss


She seems to understand you meaning. "Oh, its delicate art, but one worth mastering. You must be in an area with the spirit you are trying to interact with first off. Well.. the first thing would be the victim has to be dead.. But you probably guessed that.." She raises a pile of bones into a small bunny. "See, this was cotton tail, he's been dead a long time but I can still reach him.." "If you advance in your studies you can even learn to bring back the recently departed. "


"That is an amazing power…"
I shiver.
"..but too creepy for me to learn, no offense."


She cocks her head at you. "Oh, well if you feel that way.." She touches 'cotton tail' with a dark glowing hoof and it falls down still as bones. "Did you have any other questions?"


"Of course…"
I smile and return his nuzzle.
"You… you've made me the happiest I've ever been… thank you."
I kiss him.


"Only as happy as you've made me, my love.."


Glidridge speaks with her shadow minion for a moment. "alright. I have something to take care of, you all can play around just don't break anything." She says cheerfully and flies away.
[paused for my sleep]


I giggle.
"Maybe we should return back to our date?"


"No, thank you."
I wave at her as she flies off.
Thanks for running this.


"Of course!"
I peck her and go back to where we were


I sigh happily,
"This is all just so wonderful… thank you so much, Alle."


I grin
"You say that like you don't deserve perfection"
I move my seat closer to hers
"A true gentlecolt knows how to treat his… mare right no matter what!"


I return his grin and giggle.
"And… a mare knows how to treat her stallion right, too~"
I lean in and whisper to him.
"I even have a little surprise for you after our date… I think you might like it."


I tilt my head slightly
"A surprise? …What kind of surprise?"


"You'll see~"
I give him a quick peck.
"But um… what do you want to do now?"


"Anything! It doesn't matter… just as long as it's with yo- wait, 'I'll see'..?"
I clear my throat


My eyes widen and I vigorously shake my head.
"N- Not that kind of surprise!… It's just… a piece of clothing. That's all."


"O-Oh! Of course!"
I look around nervously
"Anyway, I do have an idea of what we can do next.."
I grab her flowers in my mouth and walk outside, beckoning Arioso to follow


I follow him.


I grab her by the hoof and fly upwards, leading us to a nearby cloud.
"A little fresh air and a nice lovely view…"
I set her down and seat myself next to her


I gasp in surprise as he pulls me with him, but move closer to him when we set down.
"Such a romantic…"
I giggle and give him a quick kiss.


"It's beautiful, isn't it? The view…"
I lay down on the cloud and look her in the eyes
"At least the view I have…"
I pull her down for another kiss


I fall on top of him and melt into the kiss.
"There's no place else I'd rather be."
I wrap my hooves around him.


I brush her hair aside with my hoof to get a better look at her eyes
"Couldn't have said it better, my love."


A little later that day the party was enjoying some time together. The sun is shining softly and the and the team is feeling comfy in their new gear. [free role play]


"So, have you guys heard about Celestia? She's really great, and she loves you. At least, that's what this book says. She even loves Odette, apparently!"


"…Who are you and what have you done with Cloudcaller?"


"It seems he's put that enthusiasm towards something else!"

I turn to him and tilt my head
"But uh… are you feeling okay kid?"


"Hahahaha, Arioso, Priestess Gilded Wing taught me a lot about how even imperfect, sinful fellow-travelers like you are to be loved and respected."

"I'm feeling great! I'm going to show all those bat ponies about Celestia's Path!"

"Or else!"


"Imperfect, sinful- hey! What're you saying about me?!"
I huff.


"Wha- sinful? Are you sure you're okay? Didn't hit your head hard or anything?


"I'm just saying that I've come to terms with why all of you stood by while Nox tortured that bat pony priestess, among other things. It's not that you're all phonies or hypocrites — you're just sinners, who don't know the light of Celestia's path yet. Here, Gilded Wing gave me some literature." I give you some brochures.


I take a brochure put on a pained fake smile and lean closer to Allegro, whispering to him through gritted teeth.
"Should we just go along with it?"


"W-Wait a second! I thought she was just going to threaten her with a knife! I wouldn't willingly let a mare get hurt… Besides, I recall throwing out more than a few threats when the bleeding started!"


I turn to her and give a slight nod
"Maybe we should just leave him be. I would feel horrible if I had to spank him again…"


"But we didn't do anything about it, Allegro, now did we? We both failed that day. We failed in our obligation to show that priestess appropriate fellowship. We sinned, and we did evil through our inaction."

"But it's okay — Celestia teaches us how to act rightly. How to be just."


"Right… right. We did sin, and I shall do everything I can to make up for it!"
I turn to Arioso and give her a pained expression


"R- Right! Yes, we, uh… repent! We repent for our sins!"
I continue painfully smiling.


"Oh, great!" I smile really wide. This is my first conversion.
"Praise the sun!" I lift my hooves up in the air and give you both a big hug.


"Yeah… praise the sun…!"
I halfheartedly return the hug and awkwardly smile.


"Right… praise the sun…"
I lightly return the hug.


"Funny. Did you get religion?"


"I feel so bad, but… this is just too awkward! Do you wanna… well, ditch him?"


"I didn't get religion, Odette. I came to know the golden path of the sun, and I'm trying to stay on it."


"That's good. Maybe it will make you into a better pony."


I nod
"Yes, please!"

"Well… me and my sweet Arioso have a lot of… repenting and praying to do. So if you'll excuse us…"


"Y- Yeah! We'll be going now…"
I start slowly backing away towards the nearest exit.


"Yes… praise the sun! The lovely… sun…"
I back away alongside her


"See you guys later! Maybe we can talk about meditation exercises!"

"Yeah, I think it will. You could probably benefit from the devotions, too."


I quickly jump out the nearest window and take flight. Anywhere, just away from him!

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Sure thing kid!"

I jump out with her, grabbing her with my hoof to stabilize her takeoff

Roll #0 2 = 2


"You two, uh, have fun with that praying."
I shoot them a mean glance for ditching me when Cloudcaller isn't looking .

"Doubt it."


"You know, Odette, I don't think it's any sort of secret that I don't like you. But we're working together for the foreseeable future, and so I think we need to be okay with one another.

"So what do you say? Let's just forget about the past few days and start over."


"As long as your new religion keeps you from mindlessly attacking ponies we can save, sure."
I stick out my hoof.


So uh
Andy isn't here
I guess we just land in a bush or something.


>No Andy
We both plummet and land on a bush outside.
Rolling to be on bottom and take the impact for her?

Roll #0 10 = 10



"I mean, of course."


I grin.
"I was talking more about the fight you started back in Pegaville, but that's in the past now. Let's get those two lovebirds before they start building a nest down there."


"Ohmygosh are you alright Alle?"


"Are you okay Ari?"
I look her up and down


"I'm fine, but… I landed on top of you! I'm so sorry!"


"Fine! Just fine!"
I help her up and stretch my wings


I accept his help and also stand up, walking around Allegro and making sure he's okay.
"Are you sure?…"


"I'm sure!"
I give my wings a little flex and nuzzle her.
"As long as you aren't hurt, my sweet."


I return the nuzzle.
"Caring as ever… oh! Right, I was going to show you something, wasn't I?"


"Oh, right! Show on then, my love!"


"Welll… okay then~"
I duck back into the bush for a few moments, and emerge wearing the fishnet stockings and a ribbon tied on my tail.
"That Madame Grey gave them to me! Do you like them?"



Roll #1 2 = 2


"I… oh wow…"
I walk around her, looking her up and down
"Ari you look… irresistible!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


I raise my hoof towards the ribbon on her tail, then quickly put it back down
"Ahem… stunning. You look absolutely stunning, Ari."
I nuzzle her


"Do I… do I look like a pretty mare?"


"You look like the most beautiful mare I've ever seen. Far more beautiful than I deserve, even…"


A young bat pony in silver armor is looking around fervently for something. He seems to be holding an important scroll. (where are you all right now?)


I guess I'm with Odette.


Me and Allegro are outside
"Not at all! You're far better a stallion than I deserve…"


Inside with Cloudchasrer.
"You there, over here!"


"Not at all! You're-…"
I chuckle
"Let's just say we were made for each other and leave it at that, hm?"


The bat pony flies over to you, he seems covered in sweat but confident. "Hail brave warriors, and brothers in arms " He salutes you.


I copy his salute.
"Is something wrong?"




I giggle and nuzzle up to him.
"I'm okay with that… you know, weren't we supposed to meet back up for a briefing or something? I can't help but shake the feeling that we're missing something…"


He drops he salute after a minute. "Oh the scroll." he unfurls it and looks a bit confused then turns it upside down. "You are formally requested to.." He frowns and tries to look closer at it but tears the scrolls in half. "Oh bollocks.. there's a meeting in the war room about us, Chiro wants you there." He smiles a bit awkwardly and stuff the torn scroll away.


"…Okay. Let's go back in then!"
I fly back inside and beam with anticipation at hearing Cloudcaller preach again


"We'll follow you, but give us a minute first."

I stick my head out the wind-

And move out of the way.
"There's a meeting we need to go to."


"Oh, there is? Okay!"
I fly back in, beaming at my new apparel.





He waits patiently for you to get together "Its certainly nice to get some face time with the heroes, Chiro sings your praises quite often. My name is Nightling."


"It's good to meet you, mister Nightling. What'd you call us here for?"


"I think we need to go to some meeting."


"Well, Chiro wants you advice on what direct to go with this, I'm not supposed to say much here, but we've found a new lead. Are you ready to go now?"


I extend a hoof to him


Nightling shakes you hoof hardily, seems he is trying to be extra manly as his first impression. "Pleasure to meet you Allegro. "


'1d10' to keep my eyes off her, or at least not get seen looking at her.

"It's good to finally meet one of you converts aside from Chirro. We're ready to go when you are."

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Right this way then.." He guides you into the tall stone keep, which is swarming with bat ponies and griffons alike. They are about in every room you pass, comparing notes, playing cards, and sparring. You reach the top of the stairs and he opens some double doors. At the table you see Captain Grizzle Tail, the small necromancer Glidridge, Chiro, and a Diamond dog. They are greet you with a cheerful wave. "Please join us." Grizzle tail say to you.


I join them at the table.
"Whatever it is can't be too bad, can it? None of you seem very worried."


I join them at the table.
"What's going on?"


I sit down with them.


"So where to next? Where do we take the light of justice?"


"I was worried, but the situation is much better than I had hoped, Chiro has told me all about the large blows you have already dealt to the summoning mission, and we've even picked up a tip to where they are now." He conveys this with pride.
He points with his talon on the map. "We have new reports of them working on a storm tower here, and it lines up with Chiro's story about the old peace tower."


"So that's where you want us to go next?"


"We need to fly there and stop them as fast as we can, right?"


"When are we leaving? How many are there?"


"Well then let's get to it!"


Grizzle tail looks to Chiro and nods. Chiro rises, his grayish mane looking almost regal. You can tell there is something on his mind. "Brothers, you can leave in the morning, there isn't any need to rush this.. The reports say there are only a couple dozen and they are not wearing the Northern Wing's Traditional armor, but some kind of runed pattern on their armor. We have a proposal…" He look you all over left to right. "My flight would like to stay here and train with the local knights, they have quite the renowned swordsmanship skills, and there is much we can gain by learning from Captain Grizzle Tail. there are risks of leaving your small group alone out there, if they happen to be aligned with Tilo things could go badly.. So what do you think?"


"We did alright as a group before. Tell us about Tilo again?"