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Rise of The Bat Pony Colony: The Temple of Dreams Andelia 294841

Our brave heroes have chosen to step forth into the Temple of Dreams. Where a wish might be granted to them. This is the very place where they hope to rid Lady Chiranna of the "gift" she was born with, and free her from the influence of the night mare, as well as releasing the magic stored inside the runes before it winds up destroying the darling bat pony priestess. Will it be so simple? They have entered the chamber of the three trials, the mist making the room impossible to decipher from the outside. Waiting inside was their first Challenge a wounded warrior bear, all our heroes choose to show kindness to the beast and easily passed this simple challenge. Game soon

Noxx [Lordblade] 294877

Just staying away from attention for now.

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294878

What's around me/us?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Arioso [Wardancer] 294881

There was… a colt around here, right?

Allegro [Bard] 294885

Where am I now?

Andelia 294888

Our heroes find themselves together again, their second challenge passed, through courage and cunning. They freed the pony who wanted to play with crystal magic and learned not to read things on walls carelessly. The mist settling down around them. They are in the middle of a stairwell, the stairs themselves lined with a soft plush carpet, with strange runic patterns on it. Almost like its telling a story. There is music playing a bit of a strange thing since its been so quiet in this room. A sound like the wind passing by can be heard. The stairs are lit with a few well placed torches.
You can notice a wavering spirit flying around in the mist.


I look around to see where I am.

Roll #0 6 = 6

Andelia 294893

You're with all the others on the strange stair well, it doesn't seem to have a clear end or clear beginning.

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294896

"There's a spirit up there in the mist!"
Point it out.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Noxx [Lordblade] 294897

Hold onto my talisman while holding out a scimitar.

Allegro [Bard] 294898

Hug Arioso
"We're never getting separated like that again, love!"

I look at the spirit and try to make it out. Is it hostile? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Is everyone here?"
I fly up and look down at the carpet to see if the pastern makes any sense from up here.

Roll #0 8 = 8


"A spirit? Let me try talking with it."
I cast Commune.
"Who are you?"

Roll #0 2 = 2

Andelia 294910

The spirit doesn't really react well to being pointed at in that matter. It flies through you giving you chills.
Its hard to tell if its really hostile or just spooky. The shape of this spirit is kind of wisp-like and has the face of pony at least, but the eyes are blank.
You hoover above the others and can see the runes are forming as you walk. When you look at it they are telling a short story about your journey together. Those debates you had about how to handle and interrogation, the decision to kidnap the commanders and how it actually worked..
A little dryly the spirit speaks to you. "I am no one, just an observer. Yet I am everyone and can be everywhere. I am the key to escape, yet I am the things that bind you. I am that which can free you and that which can bind you."

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294912

I shiver. "Ew! Ghost breath!"

Noxx [Lordblade] 294914

"It appears that our actions since our infiltration of the first cloud fortress has been recorded here. If anything is to happen, we may perhaps have to think back…"

And to the spirit
"To what purpose do you serve?"

Khazard [Necromancer] 294915

"Can you help us, or tell us what we need to do here?"

Allegro [Bard] 294917

Look it over again. Any detail about this spirit I missed..?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Odette [Wardancer] 294919


"Are you as girly as your cutiemark looks? It's only a ghost."

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294920

"H-hey! My mark's not girly… it's got an arrow!"

Andelia 294924

"You're here for a purpose, then you need to show you've got the type of character that earns such a purpose. " The spirit quivers and shakes in the torch light. "
Right, that bit about the runes making a story was for your post, sorry about that.
The spirit is a wispy bodied pony, thou its little more than just a head now. Its got a faint glow like the night mare priestesses had placed on the crystals before.

Khazard [Necromancer] 294928

"How do we show that then?"

Noxx [Lordblade] 294934

"Please, cease being cryptic. We know our purpose here is vital, and so should you. Tell us immediately."

Odette [Wardancer] 294939

"An arrow going through a bunch of pink. Fitting, considering that you enjoy being pierced~"
I giggle, then stop myself.
"Anyways, I think this carpet is telling our story. Maybe all we have to do to get out is walk to the end?"

Allegro [Bard] 294941

"A better idea than talking to ghosts who can't give a straight answer."
I take a torch, then grab Arioso by the hoof and start walking.
Keep my eyes on the runes as I go '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Odette [Wardancer] 294945

"What purpose are we here for and where is Chiranna?"

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294947

"I mean… that's none of your business, Odette!"

I try to find if there's a bit in the runes about us looking at the runes.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Arioso [Wardancer] 294951

"I think it's adorable, Cloudcaller."
"Um… Alle? Love?'
I give him a confused look at him and then turn to look at the runes. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Andelia 294953

"So bold, so demanding, I'm not in the mood for all this chatter. I'll let my brothers flesh your character out." The spirit vanishes into the mist and three reddish ghosts of different sizes emerge. The biggest seems to be a massive Diamond Dog, The next biggest is a Griffon, and the smallest is a pegasus. "A pony?" "A demon?" "Doesn't matter we'll take them." The trio flies toward the party their eyes a flame.
You trip in surprise.
Seems like Chiranna isn't in this room right now.
Well that's quite the thought but you can't find it in this poorly written mess.
Oh, that carpet must be slippery or something, you fall right next allegro.

Odette [Wardancer] 294954

I laugh and land next to him and walk by his side.
"Sure it isn't. You will have to tell me more about your gryphon friend and the mares you've known in the past some time, Pierce."
I glance at the flower, or whatever is left of it, behind his ear.
"You never took that out?"

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294960

"I, uh, no… I must have forgotten about it…
"Why, you gonna make fun of me for that, too?"

"Ack! Demons!"
Shoot the dog one in the face

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

Allegro [Bard] 294962

Take time to help Arioso up (like a gentlecolt) and immediately fly in front of them.
Rolling to look intimidating and stare them down '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"So a test of strength then?"
I empty out my bone sack and cast Raise Dead on Fenrir.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Arioso [Wardancer] 294967

"Thank you, love."
As he helps me up, I give him a quick peck on the cheek and draw my blade, then rush at one! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3


I slap his ass and fly towards on of the ghosts with my knife drawn. At the last second I dodge to the side and slash at it as I pass.
"Didn't we already pass the combat trial? It was the one with the bear, right?"

Roll #0 8 + 1 = 9


"Begone from our world!"

Quickly draw out my scimitar and dagger and go in for an attack on the pegasus.

Roll #0 4, 7 = 11

Andelia 294982

You quickly pick up your bow, just like the ones the Archery team uses in leagues. They can land bulls-eyes on bulls-eyes with them, and so can you. The Diamond dog apparition staggers backwards surprised by your true aim and strength of heart.
You two, please.. that amount of flirting and blushing is too cute. Its completely distracting to whatever attack you were going to do. The Griffon- Ghost springs over surprises you both with its speed knocking Arioso over and leaving an odd burn on her.
Your loyal bone minion is up and ready to go. He wags his bone tail at you and nods his head.
"There are many ways to pass the stairs. All come from your heart. "
The Diamond Dog spirit tries to throw a fire ball at you but you're too fast, and slice at him instead. He seems to be impressed at your strike. "Where does you confidence come from?"
The pegasus dodges your first attack and take a second too long to tease you about it by doing a flip and saying "Ha, I won't be going anywhere!" which lets you strike it precisely below the wings.

Allegro [Bard] 294983

"Are you okay my love?!"
I help her up and glare at the griffon.
Cheap shot the hell out of it '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Odette [Wardancer] 294984

"I want to save Chirrana and save the world from Nightmare Moon's followers."
I hold back a bit.
"If there are many way to get to pass the stairs do we really have to fight? We came this far with relatively few deaths. I don't want us to have to kill each of you."

'1d10' to dodge any incoming attack.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Arioso [Wardancer] 294985

I try to get up. '1d10'
"I- I'm fine Alle… i- it's just a small wound!"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294986

Fly up and take another shot at the dog.

"Get away from my friends!"

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

Arioso [Wardancer] 294987

…Or if that wasn't actually me going helpless, I take a swing at one of the dogs with that 9 (+1)!


Stealth myself for now.

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


I cast Transfix on the gryphon ghost.
'1d10+2' for Fenrir to knock it away

Roll #0 3 = 3

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Andelia 294996

Allegro pulls Arioso a little too hard and falls down himself. the griffon is laughing at you and causally floating as he singes Allego's cute butt with a fire ball.
"So that is truly your wish, not for love?" The spirit presses the cursed necklace's box against you from inside the satchel. This way no one else can see it, but you can feel the box being pushed against you.
You seem to disappear from view, but what do you plan to do there?
The ghost seems to question your judgement. "So kind, such a soft punch. You don't even want to fight me. No fun at all."

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 294997

Arioso [Wardancer] 294999

"Wha- hey! You don't even touch him!"
Fly at the one that hit Allegro and beat that griffon's ass into the ground with my blade! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9


Now, move in to backstab the Gryphon.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Andelia 295006

Oh, in that case the Diamond dog takes another precise shot in the gut. the air swirls around it and it glares at you. "Friends? Are you sure they are worth defending? After all the things they allowed to pass? " He gestures to the floor a particular telling of how Chiranna was bleeding for the want of simple information.

Allegro [Bard] 295008

Try to get up if I'm helpless. If not, assist Arioso in her attack! '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 295010

"The- they made a mistake!"
Shoot him again

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

Odette [Wardancer] 295017

My eyes go wide.
"How did you-"
I bite my tongue to stop myself. When I speak again it's in a whisper just for him.
"If you know about that then you know why I can't find real love. Besides, the world is more important than me."
I sigh.
"Chiranna is too. I don't think she would have bought that necklace."


I have Fenrir attack the gryphon again.
'1d10' I cast Tranfix on the Diamond Dog

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5

Roll #1 4 = 4

Andelia 295030

Nothing like a lover's fury. You cut him down a size or two, the wispy form seeming tireless but fragile.
The griffon hardly has time to react to you when your surprising blow strikes him helpless.
You get up just fine with a little lift from your wings. Quite graceful even.
"A mistake.." The voice quivers and fades a bit when you arrow lands yet again. "You don't seem sure."
"I see.. your jealousy is clear, but you still want to be a hero?" he muses for a moment. "Alright then.." The spirit backs away from you.
A slight trip on a step causes you to misspeak a word, Ferir can't seem to make the jump that time. Stupid floating spirits. He growls with vigor at them instead.

Cloudcaller (Inquisitor) 295032

"Yeah… they made a mistake, and it was really wrong, but there are more important things at stake right now. So leave!"

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9


"I care not for your agenda. My only purpose is to serve ponies under the night, and have proven your malevolence. Begone!"

Backstab the now helpless gryphon, but try to leave it barely alive.

Roll #0 4 = 4

Arioso [Wardancer] 295035

"You. Don't. Touch. Allegro."
I smack it with the side of my blade, trying to knock him out. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

Allegro [Bard] 295036

I fly over to Arioso and peck her on the cheek.
"Strong and beautiful. I really am lucky!"
Cheap shot the griffon for even daring to lay a claw on my marefriend! '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Odette [Wardancer] 295037

"What? Hey!"
I fly over to him.
"I'm not jealous! I'm just…I don't know. Everything is all mixed up and it's been that way for years and years. And call your friends off! I don't want the others getting hurt!"


"Don't listen to what they say, they only want to distract us."
I cast Transfix on the Diamond Dog again.
'1d10+2' and Fenrir charges the dog ghost.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Andelia 295058

You attack again with much vigor and the spirit dissipates before reappearing a little bit away from the group. "Maybe its time that you leave."
Together you manage to crush the strange chilling skin of the ghost. The griffon specter dissipates and reappears next to its brother.
He smirks at you. "Not jealousy? Then what is that envy for ' peircy's griffon friend?' What about that silent look when you see those two bards tripping over each other.. knowing that honesty got them where they are, you still choose the shadows.."
Diamond dog ghost has moved to non-aggressive stance, switching targets to Pegasus ghost. Your transfix slows down the quick tongued pegasus enough for Fenrir to leap and charge through it, disrupting its very being.

The three group up and nod. "That's probably enough." "But they were such fun. " "The door is ready to open for them." The story below you stops writing itself and says 'the heroes together proved their hearts were strong, and opened the path.' The stairs finally have an ending a large double door. Its steel and intricate decorations making a symbol of the sun and moon, and above it a shining star. The spirits stand to the side and stare at you. The wispy spirit has returned and stands next to its brothers.

Odette [Wardancer] 295065

I grin when I hear the first part of what he says.
"I was teasing him. Why should I envy that gryphon for something I'm sure I can get?"
I go silent for a few seconds.
"I can't be honest. I only have my job because there are so few stallion ballerinas. I can't be honest with the world. I just can't"

Andelia 295070

"Now isn't that something, you can't Be honest.. not even with those close to you.. "

Arioso [Wardancer] 295071

I rush over to Allegro and hug him.
"Are you alright, Allegro?"

Andelia 295072

[paused until tomorrow night]

Allegro [Bard] 295074

I return the hug and nuzzle her
"I'm fine my love. What about you? Are you hurt?"
I look her over

Odette [Wardancer] 295079

"I can't have anyone close to me; they would find out and tell. All I can do is have my fun and move on."

Andelia 303630

can we still use this thread?

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