After a successful looting, trading in that loot for pure coin and prizes is a pirate's priority. And what better place than a real trading post city. The soaring towers and crisscross streets make it a bit confusing and crowded. But there are plenty of signs everywhere, so soon your own shopping endeavors were successful. Of course, the down side of a place being so hard to regulate is that its also a bit hard to secure, on the way back to the ship you hear rumbling of a crowd shouting, a sound of gunfire and the sound of gears turning.
>>628676 >>628677 Going to the top of the tower you can see a fight has broken out between a pirate ship's own crew. They are actually making a bit of damage to a different tower in their fighting. Its also in the way of your best path to the ship. >>628680 By my last count there was a total 1100 'silver' not split up yet
>>628691 Sure, but you might want to fly around their fight so you don't get caught in the middle. >>628692 Popcorn, well you could look around, maybe somegoat dropped some. >>628693 Leonis catches up to you panting a bit from the effort. "I'll protect you Princess!"
>>628688 Well then, I think it's high time we armed our new little fancy vessel with some proper teeth, no? Set aside 500 of those silvers and set forth towards the docks, where my ship is grounded. I need to find an armory!
>>628699 All you find is this bucket of old bolts.. At least they look clean. Oh, and Leonis got snacks for you and Dania, some large fluffy cotton candy. >>628704 Fair enough.. You reach the ship after a short delay. The Techicolor Fools ship is just as you left it, Andy that moogle is sitting around staring at the sails. >>628711 He presents some large fluffy cotton candy sticks with a larger grin. "I did! Its not as sweet as you are, but I think its close."
>>628714 She puts a hoof in front of her mouth and giggles before taking a little piece of the cotton candy. "I bet you just bought this to make a joke about my Wool too, huh?" She poked his side. "Also, I believe we should be heading back to our ship. The captain must have heard the shooting too, and I'm certain he would have done the logical thing of meeting back up with us there."
>>628716 "Ah, you are actually pretty close, just stick to this path here, and you're good. They put that close to the ship docks so they don't have move the heavy stuff too far." >>628717 >>628715 The cotton candy is soft and sweet, melting away in your mouth and leaving its strong sugar aftertaste behind. "Arr, I be glad ye ladies like it." He bites into his own and makes a scrunchy face at how sweet it is. You get a nice view of the fighting from up here, but only about half the pirates are still fighting, it could be over very soon, before guards could actually get over there anyway.
>>628719 You follow the road and the scent of oil, metal and smoke hits you pretty hard, followed by the sounds of clanking metal and wooden boards being nailed together. There is actually a large space here for ships to land and be repaired or heavily upgraded, as well as let the ponies do more complex work outside. The center of this is a black tower, but you can tell its not black by intention, but by years of gunpowder being blown onto the thing. >>628721 >>628720 "Hmm I like the version with a fair lady waiting at the end." Leonis decides as the combatants dwindle down to just four who burst out laughing before brawling with their hooves.
>>628724 "Ooh, maybe this is one where old friends meet and it starts out as a fight but they realize they cannot defeat each other and also that friendship is totally magic and they all have fun afterwards!"
>>628727 The first group you come upon is working on a catapult. "Looking for Old Man Striker then, I'll ring him for ya." "Nope, you gotta stay here and finish those hinges" "Come on' Mark can do that." "Nope." A large goat with an almost as large hat replies. "You're supposed to." "…Ah darn it.." the pony replies and keeps working while the goat moves easily around the yard guiding you into the tower, and shouting. "HEY STRIKER! GET DOWN HERE!"
>>628726 >>628725 Whatever it was, it was over just as fast as it began, and the bunch of them are mostly cleared out. You see a pair of goat guards on what can best be described as personal air ships, with propellers instead of balloons. You see one of the pirates dart to the tower under your ship, in a effort to hide.
>>628728 ''Ooh, I could use one of those'' She eyes the personal air ships with interest as she hops down and heads to the tower their ship was docked at. ''Come on you two'' she stops for a moment to turn at Butters and Leonis, a bit of cotton candy stuck on the corner of her lips
>>628729 What a pirate pony, already trying to steal crew members. You wait only a moment longer and an imposingly large red earth pony makes his way to the base of the tower, with a slight smile behind his grey'd beard. "This pony here wants to see you." "Ah, so that's what you were hollaring about. Well, here I am, I'm Iron Striker, been running this part of town for as long as anyone can recall. What can I help you with?" >>628730 >>628731 Leonis carries your stuff with a love struck expression as he chases after you both to the tower. You can hear the soft panting as you approach, and in the window of the tower you spot a diamond dog wearing bandanna.
>>628734 He shakes your hoof. "Nice to meet you Mr. Chance, if its a ship you'd like help with, I'll need to know her name." >>628738 >>628737 >>628739 With a bleat and a hop you are climbing like you were born to do it. A hoof in this window, a hoof on this stone, and a thrilling rush to your head as you land on top of the tower. No way a dog would out match you! You can easily slide onto the ship or descend from above, or just stand here at the top gloating. Below you see a few passing goats whistle and hop in place as congratulations for your swift tower climbing. >>628735 "What? Me? I was just resting here. I swear." A female voice calls back to you. Ah, yes, Upon closer inspection the diamond dog is a female, with tan fur. It is a bit hard to tell with these two legged creatures thou. Their snouts are all so similar. Leo has his spear drawn, and a shield up just in case he needs to block.
>>628742 It smells like victory. Or maybe that's the air of gun powder and snacks. The ship is intact, Andy the moogle greets you with a wave as you come inside. >>628743 "Hmm I see, going after the sky fish. How many harpoons are you thinking?"
>>628741 ''Resting huh?'' She takes a good look at the dog ''Now, I will have to ask you two questons. and I sincerely hope you aswer them truthfully, or I may have to call the guards here. We saw the rumble just a few minutes ago. now aswer me. Where is your captain?'' she speaks calmly, but firmly
>>628746 "Two harpoons for The Fools then, would you like hardened iron, mythril tips or to spring for full mythril?" >>628745 "Uh, my captain? I'm not sure, I mean he lived I'm sure of that, but he might be at the Lighting Hunter or something." >>628747 "kupo?" You grab a few bites of that sweet metallic cereal and race down the steps to see the sheep and the unicorn corning a Diamond dog girl. She's got a bandanna and matching loose clothes on, and a small a pack on her side, but not much else on her.
>>628749 ''She will Butters, don't worry…'' >>628748 She approaches the dog, clearing her throat ''Ahem. This is Buttermilk, and I am Dania. Now, why aren't you there with him then. hmn?'' She says while taking a good look at the dog girl, checking for bruises or maybe even hidden weapons…
>>628750 Iron is 250 each, tipped with mythril is 310 each, 500 each for full mythril. >>628751 >>628749 "I just got separated, and didn't want to get captured by the guards. That's all. I ain't lying about that. Now uh step off hooved ones!" She does have a few obvious bruises from the fight, but nothing serious, and hidden weapons wouldn't apparent so you'd have to roll to find it.
>>628753 "Alright, that's 500 for two, where did you park her? Or.." He looks outside. "Yea, there's a spot for the Techicolor Fools there, you can just bring her around." >>628754 Your free hint is. she's a good sniper/ranged specialist and if you recruit her she'd help out by manning canons and such for you. She also doesn't like her captain much after that fight.
>>628752 ''Calm down, calm down…'' She raises a hoof ''We are not here to harm. come with me, you seem pretty beaten up, you can rest at our ship until the situation is clear and it's safer to leave. we can even help you meet up with your captain again if you want'' She motions to the Technicolor Fools Ship
>>628755 Clear my throat. "Hey, I know you had some beefs and whatnot with your captain, you got into that fight even though you didn't want to, and you are a sniper anyway not a brawler! Why not join our ship instead! Our captain is the best and he would treat you the best and we'd get to be friends and everything!" Smile at her like it's completely normal I know all of this!
>>628758 >>628752 ''Now now Butters, we must respect her loyalty to her captain don't you agree? after all she must hold a lot of respect for him, I mean, it's Captain Lightning Charge we are talking about after all! she must have a deep admiration for him''
>>628756 >>628758 >>628759 The dog girl Seems very very taken back at your knowledge of her. She quickly covers it up by overconfidence. "Oh my. Well, I guess it makes sense that you've heard of me. I am the best paw that ship has ever had aiming their cannons and rifles. Ha, and to think they involved me in their little tussle, and Ginger in a nice soft name too, rolls off the tongue." >>628762 "Arr!" Leonis can't help himself anymore and cheers along for the praise of captain Chance.
>>628757 You fly over to the boat, and you hear the chatting of some of your crew in the tower below it.
>>628766 ''Is that so? Well We will have plenty of time to talk about your amazing feats inside the ship. why you could even show us what you are capable of too…'' >>628768 ''Ah there you are Captain, I was wondering where have you gone off to''
>>628770 >>628769 >>628771 There is a tan diamond dog female your crew has cornered here. She has a few bruises from a recent fight but nothing too serious. Her outfit is a loose cloth number, and she wears a bandanna on her head. "Whoa wait, so you're trying to tell me ya'll are pirates? I guess that means you aren't actually gonna call those goats over.."
>>628780 >>628777 >>628775 She laughs and eases up a bit. "Ya'll are silly hooved creatures, you knew I was a pirate already you didn't have to hide it. Captain Chance.. Captain Charge is a pegasus too, I don't suppose you like to pound stupidly large drums during battle? That's not a pegasus tradition right?"
>>628782 "..alright alright.." She says with irritation and dusts herself off. "You're a pushy little poof ball." "Ehem, Dania is a proper lady. Don't be insulting her, ye not be a member yet after all." Leonis says with a glare.
>>628783 "…I see, but yours can't be that annoying, right?" "I swear I will go death if I stay with these guys.." >>628784 She stares a moment and then giggles into her paw. "Sounds better already."
>>628785 She was about to speak before Leonis does it for her With a smile she places a hoof on his shoulder ''It is fine Leonis, I was not expecting her to be polite at first with us. after all we just met, besides, I must say I am a tad pushy sometimes am I not?'' She giggles
>>628786 >>628787 "Hmm.. A crew that might actually appreciate me does sound a mite nice for a change.. Alright Chance, Ginger is officially on the Job, what's the name of this crew? Something good like the Black Pearl?" To the goat she shutters and replies. "Promise ya'll give me a signal so I can plug my ears."
>>628788 Leonis blushes at your touch, its a bit of a stretch to reach his shoulder properly since you're significantly smaller than him. "Awh okay, sorry for bein' so harsh with the lass."
>>628789 "Living in the sudden dread of her killer tunes is part of the pirate life! Welcome to the Technicolor Fool, Ginger! Now let's get the ship off the docks, I ordered two harpoons and we have to mount them at the armory!"
>>628790 "I need my ears more!" She declares with a slightly worried look. >>628791 "Harpoons? Aye, I can work those, actually, just about ranged device really." Ginger declares as she strides after you onto the ship. >>628792 "We can get whatever like Princess.. but first we ought to move the ship with the captain." Leonis replies in 'smooth' tone. Ginger rolls her eyes at this.
>>628796 "I'd have to take away your drums if you did little goat." The dog rubs her tan paw on your head affectionately before getting a look around. >>628794 "This ship is pretty nice, I'm not a shipwright but It looks like she can handle quite a few upgrades ifin' y- we get the parts for it. " Your new diamond dog says in conclusion as she watches it float over to the armory section. >>628795 "I'd love to uh.. es-cart you somewhere Princess." Leonis replies and nearly drops the ropes he was using with telekinesis..
>>628798 She giggles back holding a spot on her side that had been hurt and sitting down on the deck. "You're okay, ya know that?" >>628800 "No.. I like bein' bothered.. I mean, ye not be a bother.." >>628799 You see the smiling old smith pony wave back at you and team of pegasus start hauling up your harpoons, guided by the large goat from earlier standing on the back of a gryphon they look really, really sharp. The goat hops on deck signalling them to just wait a moment and turns to you "So, you just want these one on each side or where?"
>>628803 "Ha, I could do this with a blindfold on, not a problem!" He laughs heartily but his magic is a little weaker and slower while he talks to you. >>628802 "A song that heals? I think my ears would be mighty grateful for that." She leans back and sighs.
You both notice the pegasi setting down harpoons on deck and looking at the captain to see where they should be actually mounted at.
>>628805 "Gotcha." The goat nods in confirmation and hops over giving out orders to the ponies about the proper angle and to use more back into it. With a real team working on it, its relatively quick to install. they are halfway done even. >>628806 The unicorn nods. "Of course I won't delay us, don't worry Princess."
>>628807 Playing on my nostalgia are you little goat? You pull out a tiny flute an play the notes properly, the diamond dog seems somewhat soothed by the music and sways along with its tune until it completes, she still has bruises but they don't seem to bothering her. "Hmm this kind of music I could get used too, thanks goat kid."
>>628810 "The Techicolor goat with a musical library? I'll have to think of a nice nnickname for you.." >>628809 "Hmm" She jumps up and in a very invasive way hops over the ponies and goat patting the harpoon and touching the springs in the launcher. "Oh my. These are nice. New. Why I can still smell the forge on this one." "Of course, we don't sell junk here." The goat with the large hat replies smugly to her. "..this chain looks amazing too, its iron alright but light enough to travel through the air easily." >>628811 "Would you rather I call you.. Fair Lady Dania, Beautiful star, Sweet Angel?"
>>628815 "A park? …" The diamond dog girl fidgets her banana around on her head in a concerned manner before smiling at you. "…you're a sweet little goat ya'll know that? I can tell just from a few minutes with ya'."
>>628813 Leonis grins a mile wide and rubs the back of his head with a slight chuckle. "Uh, so.. what do you like to eat?"
— The pegasi from the shipyard have finished their work installing the new harpoons and gone off somewhere else. The large goat is about to leave on his gryphon companion's back, but is hoovering nearby. "If you need anything adjusted, or want else just stop by and ask, we always remember a ship."
In the distance you hear the crackling of canon fire, and something like a roar of a dragon. There is a faint air of smoke on the wind.
>>629280 "Yeah, there's four little boys and they keep getting into whacky shenanigans! They also use bad words I'm not allowed to use!" Tee-hee, she doesn't have a banana on her head! "Thanks! You are a nice dog too!"
>>629280 ''Oh pretty much anything that is well prepared you know? but what I really like is chocolate, hmnn have you ever had those bonbons filled with a pint of cider?'' She licks her lips just thinking of it
>>629282 s-shut up goat. She's shaking her head at you and looking off in the distance with a shutter. "Sounds like they discovered the Lightning Hunters.. guess them guards aren't incompetent after all."
>>629284 The golden unicorn nods along with your statements. "Yarr, that sounds a mite tasty, but I ain't nev'r tasted such a thing meself."
>>629288 The tan diamond dog, Ginger kind of shrugs as she leans back. "Way I reckon, that's the pirate life, making a ruckus, gettin' chased out of ports, even brawlin' in the streets drunk before the end of lunch. They're happy with their choices, and heck, they'll probably get away just fine.."
>>629292 "Only happens if you're fool enough to get caught." She winks at you. Leonis frowns a bit. "Or just unlucky." >>629293 "Oh, that's the name of my old crew. Captain Lightning Charge, and the Mighty Lightning Hunters." Then she does a silly looking pose that resembles a thunderbolt. "WE BRING THE THUNDER!"
You hear a few more rounds of cannon fire and a vague sound of drums in the background.
>>629297 "Aye Aye!" He replies cheerfully and lowers a rope supported plank down for you to walk on and holds a hoof out for you to hold. "After you Miss Dania." >>629299 "What makes ya'll say its like that? Cain't see a blasted thing from way over here." She squints in the direction of the sounds.
>>629306 Ginger nods a bit. "I'd best be stayin' here, cain't be too sure if they'll recognize me and call me out." "As the lady says, keep ye wits about ye Butters." Leonis chips in with a cheerful nod.
>>629308 You are soon trotting away into the noisy crowded city in search of something suitable for someone of your class to eat. It has been so long since you had a proper meal, these food stands and candy treats won't do for your figure! The search is rather grueling and you pass by so many of these low class stands that you begin to believe the rumors about goats eating anything! But at last you see a tower well decorated with awnings, places to park personal air-ships, and simply full of balconies with private seats. There is even a butler goat at the door. >>629309 >>629310 For a girl goat, you make a convincing little boy. This ragged hat and coat, complete with a little pan for collecting coins, and wiping a little bit of oil from the engine on your fur really helps sell it.
>>629314 Ginger laughs. "That's what Captain Charge would have wanted you to think. Its just a special horn.. unless the guards got serious since the last time we got away from here.."
The moogle has come to your side and is shivering ever so slightly.
>>629320 I've got to take a string instrument with me though! My one worldly possession! "I'm going to be back after scouting! Bye!" Instead of hopping, walk beggarishly towards where the things are happening!
>>629322 Sure, you bring one instrument with you. No one notices you for a while as you move through the confusing net of streets. As you stop to let a herd of buffalo pass you by you hear them chatting. "Did you hear that this' place's guard's captain brought in 4 new bounties?" "FOUR?" "Yea, I'm sure glad I told my contact to use this place." "You mean that cook Darrik?" "Nono I mean the trader, Gilded Lily." "Ooh, I heard she's from the northside of Lawforge." They drop a couple of small coins into your pan on the way by.
>>629323 Ginger frowns at that. "Goodbyes are terrible, and anyway, they don't usually back track fer crew that dun went astray…" The moogle whispers to you. "I came to make sure you were alright, kupo, I heard loud sounds."
>>629324 The butler goat bows to you, he even smells cleaner than most of the city. "Of course, do you have a reservation Maim?"
>>629332 The sounds get louder and louder the more you travel into the city, AHA! Above you are two mighty ships, twice the size the Techicolor Foolz and these have a metal coating on them. The Lighting Hunters is easy to spot, their ship painted with a thunderstorm and their ship rocking with the sound of drums. The guards' ship is plain in comparison bearing only the name 'Zero Hopper' and the greenish goat tower emblem.
A small crowd has gathered here to watch and they almost overshadow you, but there is one Nanny goat with a fan that glances at you, and chats to another goat nearby.
>>629334 Ginger snickers. "Two of your crew are on a little private lunch, the lady of the pair wearing a very expensive looking get up. Butters said she was following her goat sense and would be okay alone." >>629336 Leonis Stands tall and puts on his most 'proper' speech. "Ay- I mean, Yes. We don't have one. But we be.. in need of a fine dining table." The goat hums to himself and checks a list behind the door. "Ah, we have a nice balcony seating, on the third level, available for lunch, are you interested Sir and Maim?" >>629339 Its growing fainter by the moment as you work your way through the crowds. It might be hard to get there in time…
>>629353 She raises an eyebrow ''Only on the…third level?'' She looks up at the tower, measuring it with a long hum ''I thought there would be a better seat for a fine lady and the impecable gentlecolt…But if you think this is as much as we deserve, very well…I will remember to report this back to the captain and his men about how our proud people stand in such a low raking by your standards'' She lifts her snout and slowly walks inside ''Come Leonis my dear'' she pulls him closer, walking at a gracefully slow pace
>>629357 "Another?" Ginger frowns but the Moogle Makes an energetic gesture and perks up at the idea. The compass says you can track: a thief guild, a smith recruit, or surprise side quest >>629358 Of course, this gets you above the ground bound members of the crowd and eases your traveling, you spot the two ships battling it out, both metal plated and twice the size of your own vessel, one has paint decorated like a thunderstorm on the side, and one has a simple green stripe and green tower, the emblem goat cities. They thunder storm vessel is slowly making headway out of the city.
>>629359 A few members of the crowd sing along to your tune, getting the words totally wrong, and clopping their hooves at the wrong times. The Lady goat has inched closer to you in the crowd to the point where she and her servants are nearly on top of you. She is giggling and waving her fan over her snout. You can see now she's a little bit older. >>629362 The butler goat sighs, and pulls over a waitress goat, they whisper a bit and he turns back to you. "There is a place on the fifth floor that will be opening up in just a moment, if that would be more acceptable for the lady." The interior is just as classy as you expected, crystal chandeliers shimmering and spreading soft light into the velvet carpeted' room, the decorations are classy vases, high quality wood siding, and tables. A few floating trays allow the wait staff to take on lager order alone. There is a bar on the inner circle where you see well dressed customers sipping on drinks.
>>629378 She rolls a coin in her hoof and leans down close to you smiling kindly. "Aren't you hungry dear? Do you want something to eat?" >>629377 The wait is pleasant, the scent of perfumes and a clean room, the fresh salad and toasts wafting a relaxing aroma, gentle music plays from somewhere and everywhere at once. "As long as its good enough for you my Princess." The lovestruck unicorn replies. After a short wait one of the goat staff attends to you, a smallish female goat this time, she looks to be about 30 and is confident and cheerful to you both. "Sir, Maim, your table awaits you, if you would please follow me.. I'm Nancy and I'll be serving you today."
>>629380 The tan diamond dog smiles at you and tightens her bandanna, replying with a calm. "Aye! been a while since I had a proper adventure that weren't firing at a flying squid."
>>629382 You land on a tower nearby and duck behind its strong stone walls, quickly discovering its actually half full of eager young goats trying to watch the battle.
>>629390 The lady goat picks up your hoof in hers. "Come then, lets get you something.. Something with a bit of 'crunch' " and she tries to urge you along with her.. It looks like the thunder storm patterned ship is managing to outrun the goat guards' ship. The sound of their drums are growing a bit more distant. You can see some pegasi kicking the air in frustration above the goat ship. >>629391 "Buuut the action!" "We're safe up here!" "Yea, we're not too close!" "Its impossible not to look at something like this!" "It is a little scary thou.." "Don't be a wimp!" >>629393 "Onions are okay, but I like them over rice and wrapped in spinach leaves." She replies as you go through the city toward the shimmering tower. Andy the Moogle hesitantly stays back with the loot stash while you go. The ground shakes a little under you when you get closer and most of the crowds are inside. A faint scent of water is on the air here. Ginger looks concerned. "..There isn't supposed to a lake or anything over here.."
>>629394 "If there is anything I can do to make your visit with us more comfortable don't hesitate to ask!" Following the goat lady up the stairs to the fifth floor, you notice that there are many curtains that 'seclude' each of the balcony areas she peels back the curtain for you to step inside to a heavy wooden table with a silky table cloth, the table set with a decorative cloud sculpture of a cat sitting as the center piece. Leonis seems overwhelmed at first, but with a slight cough from the waitress he pulls out one of the chairs for you to sit at.
>>629408 roll 3d4 for how much coin you collected. She's taking you to the nearest nice place to get food, which is a stand with a variety of quality foods, smoked veggies, carrot sticks and cheese, a wide variety of icecreams with 'extra crunchy cones'. "Oh, I just can't stand to see a young kid suffer. Do you have a favorite food? Perhaps something you had a home? Oh, look they have icecream." Her attendants are keeping close as well. >>629409 "Hmm its happens once it a while." "Happens all over the world." "A lot more interesting than monsters" "Monsters are really awful, this is just a good clean ship fight, don't hurt much." "And someone might get caught!" They laugh a bit and look disappointed when they thundercloud painted ship seems to be getting out of sight.
>>629411 There is a shrimpy looking earth pony running around looking in each door way and speaking to everyone inside. There are some guards lazily walking around, and a bit of water is pooling up around the base of a tower with runic flags decorating it.
>>629425 She giggles a classy kind of held back giggle. "You are adorable. Sir, we'll have the sampler platter, with a nice vanilla scoop on a crunchy cone for dessert." "Coming right up Miss." The goat behind the counter passes on the order and soon there is steam rising from behind the stand and another goat grilling while one slices and pours various things.. and finally the original goat from the counter scoops out a vanilla icecream and asks you. "And what topping would you like on that lad?"
>>629430 "Pfft this isn't dangerous! Its just a ship, long as the cannons don't fall on you its fiiine." one of the goats says with a cocky tone. The way back is smooth enough, there is a ragged looking goat kid getting some lunch bought for him by a nanny goat. On a cloud just under you is a ragged looking chocolate colored bat pony mare. She appears to be trying to sleep. >>629433 This quarter has towers made or marbled stone, they shimmer aren't built too high. The one with water leaking around its base is similar, but uses a reddish colored brick and has dark purple flags with bright green and orange 'runic' writing on them. The center of this quater has a very tall and thick tower made with sliver and golden material, but it seems to not have a door. The quarter here is relatively small actually, having less than 15 buildings in total, the runtish earth pony stallion has already covered the area and comes over to you out of breath. "Ah, Um, Hello. Can you tell me if you've seen someone, a goat. A goat with a very very fancy scarf, he's got white fur and orange spots and-" he stops talking out of breathe.
>>629423 She gracefully sat down at one and looked at the sheep, not even bothering with a menu ''I would like a simple cucumber and tomato salad along with a vegetable soup for us to share, does that sounds good Leonis?'' She leans on her hoof with a smile.
>>629439 I could just pinch those cheeky cheeks of yours little goat. The goat running the stand laughs and puts some of everything on the cone before handing it to you and giving the tray of goodies to one the lady's attendants. >>629440 "Short Scroll sir, and its very important that I find him.. Clarence is the only one who can get my stubborn boss to listen to reason.."
>>629443 the bat mare opens a yellow cat eye at you and groans. "Can't you see its noon! I'm exhausted."
>>629447 You gobble it up like a starving little goat, its creamy and smooth and sweet and crunchy. It settles in your belly and makes you want to bleat with delight. "Oh, please try some of the other things while we walk, we simply must get you out of this sun and into a proper bath.." One of the attendants lowers the platter to your level so you can easily see it. There are a variety of steamed, grilled and fresh veggies. Cheese, Ranch, Peanut Butter, and Sour cream for dips, a small personal salad, a pile of toast: at least three different colors of bread! and butters and jams for you to use on them. The group is urging you on somewhere else in the city, maybe to get more free goodies! >>629448 The stallion nods with a heavy sigh. "That's the long and short of it. You sure are a lot smarter than you look. No offense of course." >>629449 She grumbles. "The goats are always practicing their climbing on those. I figured up here, at least they can't jump on me." With a stretch she sniffs the air. "Got any fruits? You smell a little citrus-y.."
>>629445 Leonis nods eagerly. "Hmm yea, soup is great. And some bread too." "Bread is complimentary sir." He chuckles a bit "Ahaha, then I want that compliment bread. And a salad for me too." "And what would you like to drink?"
>>629452 You keep moving after the tray of goodies, past buildings and goats and ponies. The scent of the air gets cleaner, there is more plant life around, and a few well kept green patches of grass. Your group stop briefly at a gate, which is opened after a short delay in which the old nanny seems irritated. An earth pony with a suit and tie approaches the group. "I'm so sorry for the delay Madam, it was completely my fault." "Its fine, tell my husband that we have a special guest." She nods towards you before stepping forward. Looking up you see a lush hilly yard, trees with apples in them, and the center of the whole enclosure, a very tall stone mansion, its so clean looking its as if it had never been climbed.
>>630440 The waitress goat, Nancy, nods and looks to Leonis. "Uh, a lemonade.." He says looking over the choices quickly. "Of course, I'll have those for you right away. Please enjoy your stay." The view from up here does lift your spirits, and the sight of the orange unicorn sitting awkwardly in his seat and smiling at you is lightening as well.
>>630441 "This is my estate dear, you need to get cleaned up right away.. You poor adorable thing, what's you name?" She dotes on you and leans down to see your face better.
>>630442 She could feel a cool breeze over her wool. that was a nice moment to relax ''You know Leonis…This most certainly makes up for all that time we had to spend on those horrid ruins…'' The sheep sighs, closing her eyes
>>630443 "Well, flapjack. You can't very well meet Lord Suri if you're not dressed, it simply won't do. He's such a traditional stallion."
>>630444 "Ye handled the ruins most boldly, Dania." He comments eagerly and sighs onto the wind. A staff member sneakily sets your glasses and a plate of warm sliced bread down, complete with a little plate for the butter, and two little plates for each of you to use. You hardly even saw them and from Leonis's blink of surprise he didn't see them at all. "You were really brave carrying the golem core away back then."
>>630445 she waves a hoof dismissively ''Oh please Leonis most of what I did aside from that was complain and scratch the golems with a knife. and honestly, even Butters could have done what I did without a trouble…'' She lifts her cup and takes a small sip, looking at it while waiting for leonis reply
>>630446 The goat lady giggles and waves her fan in her face. "Why, he's my husband we've been married for so long now.. I'm Lady Suri, Lady Vennia Suri the 4th, but you can just call me Miss V." She stand properly with an excited sparkle in her eyes. "You are just prefect! I can't imagine he won't like you, but to be sure we should bath you and get you into a proper shirt and coat.." Without waiting for you to object or agree she nods and trots toward the manor. "Come along Flapjack."
>>630447 "Uh.. that makes ye all the more brave, bein' not as strong as the captain' and all.. ye didn't act scared of anything." The drink is kind of sour and milky, as expected from coconut water, but the scent gives you a refreshing feeling as you drink.
>>630448 She was okay with sour, but this drink needed a lot of more sugar. She looked around at the table to see if they had any sugar. if not, she would call Nancy to provide some She giggles at his comments on her bravery ''Brave you say?…No I don't think so Leonis…there are much scarier things than facing a dungeon with monsters…'' Her smile fades away into a more neutral expression as she places a hand on the knife, catching a glimpse of her own reflection on it before cutting up a slice of the bread
>>630449 She hums pleasantly as the servants open the door for you both revealing the plush carpet of the manor, and the scent of polish hitting your nose, after that a light scent of flowers and lemons. At your question she gives you a concerned expression. "..Flapjack do you have any family?"
>>630450 There is a bowl of sugar cubes with a small spoon in it for scooping out, your drink will be sweeter as a candy bar after a few of these melt away into your glass. "Aye.. yet we didn't see some of the truly terrifying beasts. The things of legend like the cat sith, deadly fast, cat like reflexes, a body like a diamond dog but skinnier and with a tail of a lizard. Ruthless to anyone who crosses its path. Those who've looked into the eyes of one and survive say they can never sleep properly again."
>>630451 she barely heard what he said when she got lost in her own little sugar world. putting three sugar cubes on her cup before looking around ''Oh is that so? have you ever saw one? I'm certain you could wrestle one down to the ground if you tried'' SHe smiles. and once she made sure no one was looking, she popped a sugar cube in her mouth and giggled…then put three more in her cup…this sheep really loved sweets…
>>630453 The carpet is kind of bouncy yet soft and lets your hoof sink in just a bit before springing back up just as it was before. Missus V nods and pats your back and gently guides you down the hall, past doors and the movement of servants from place to place. "I see.. Well there's no need to worry while you're here." >>630452 "I haven't seen one, but the stories even give me chills. They say its so fast that even a trained assassin can't handle it." Soon your salads and soups arrive, the scent of the vegetable soup with the tomato base overpowering the light fragrance of the leaves and dressing. Your waitress Nancy in a polite tone asks. "Is there anything else I can get for you right now?" Leonis is practically drooling and stabs his salad immediately.
>>630455 "You're a brave child Flapjack, do you like.. airships?" She guesses at a thing you might like as she approaches a door. >>630456 She gives you a smile before leaving again. "Ah, I like that one as well, I'll bring it around when you're ready for it." The soup is thick and creamy, its veggies stirring around happily and soaking in the rich flavor of the seasoning that was used, but are still firm enough to bite and give you a pleasant texture. The bread would be nice to dip inside of this, you think, but a bit uncouth to do.. and then you see leonis dipping a slice of bread into his soup and eagerly eating it, he looks really happy with the meal.
>>630457 ''hmmnnnnnn'' She hums in bliss at this divine soup. it felt so good in her mouth that she couldn't help but beam at the taste. she sees Leonis being uncouth and can't help but gigglesnort at that
>>630458 At this the servant earth pony that was following you chuckles along with his Lady's giggle. The door is opened and you see a room with a bed, the sheets are air-ship print, the walls have various creatures painted on them in colorful style, the floor has toys, toys of airships, a toy train set, a box of blocks, a set of pose-able toy goats, sheep, and ponies with little armor suits on, they have different tiny weapons they can hold. There is a closet, and a desk with some adventure books on a little shelf.
>>630459 Leonis looks a bit confused as your giggle and wipes the corners of his mouth with his napkin, smiling up at you with a wide grin. "This is a nice change of pace from the ship having somepony make you a meal.. Last time I had the Doc help me out with something, and it tasted a little weird.. bat pony sensibilities I suppose."
>>630462 ''Oh the doctor is an odd fellow too honestly…I am still a tad bitter at what he did to my poor wool'' She frowns a bit, touching her hoof ''And the captain didn't even help stop him…''she grumbles before looking up at him again ''ah and here I go, complaining again'' She takes another spoon of the soup. ''Forgive me Leonis…I can be a blabbermouth sometimes…''
>>630461 You feel strong hooves catch you as you faint, and the vague doting tone of the Lady goat. A few moments later you wake up in that magical room of wonders and see the butler pony kneeling next to you. "Feeling okay Flapjack?"
>>630463 "nono, it weren't fair doin' that kind of thing to a Princess. If I was there I'd have tackled him down like a wild bear." The unicorn declares as he sips on his drink that was refilled quietly by Nancy.
>>630465 "Aye aye Princess!" the stallion replied with an energetic tone and a jolly grin. "I'll be giving 'im a tought time for ye."
>>630466 The toys poke and press into your sides and the butler pony smiles just slightly at your joyous mess, before returning to a state of an unreadable expression. "I see you find the room acceptable. Lets get you into a bath and some proper clothes. Lord Suri is not a patient stallion."
>>630468 "..If that be what ye want to call, then aye." He said as he finished his salad and soup, much earlier than you due to taking such large bites, almost as if he learned to eat from lions. About then your dessert arrives, a sweet fluffy chocolate dish with the appearance of a cloud a strawberry on top, and chocolate sauce drizzled on top.
>>630470 there was a sparkle in her eyes as she slowly picked up the dessert spoon and slowly, veeeeery slowly, cut off a piece of the mousse and brought it to her lips, the second it touched her tastebuds, she lets out a gutural moan, her eyes rolliong back a bit as she places a hoof on her blushing cheeks. ''OoooOoooh M-mercy…'' She then looks at Leonis ''Have you not ordered dessert for yourself Leonis?''
>>630472 "I've handled escorting Miss Muffins to the bath countless times. I'm sure a goat your size won't be an issue." The pony pulls off his hoof gloves and sets them aside.
>>630473 Its like eating a piece of cloud, a piece of rich, sugar filled, chocolate cloud. The orange-yellow cheeks of the unicorn are turning orange red at your reaction, and he looks a bit confused at the suggestion.
"Dessert? I could eat more. But.. I don't really know what to order.. a sliced cake?"
>>630475 >>630476 >>630477 >>630478 >35 You hop off the bed, using the coils to boost you all the way up to the top of the book shelf and the butler pony is left behind on the ground with a scowl of determination. He moves the chair over and uses it to help himself get up higher. "You're going to get your ears scrubbed exceptionally hard, young Flapjack." He threatens you.
>>630479 He scoots a bit closer to you, the chair scraping against the floor, and the table giggling as he awkwardly fumbles and tries to cover for it by looking more imposing leaning his shoulder back and tensing his muscles. "Aye.. lets share."
>>630481 Slowly and surely he can actually get up here, but its going to take a few more minutes, in which you can gloat at the struggling earth pony as he slips a few times and the scent of cologne drifts up to you. "You're going to get a nice, warm, bath.. willing or not Lad."
>>630483 The golden pony slides into a heavenly moan as the bite enters his mouth and get tastes it. The tense muscles relax and he gets a fiery happy look in his eyes and a smile and he carefully grabs the strawberry from the treat and holds it up to your mouth. "Then this part must be for you."
>>630484 "No deal kid. Now cooperate and make it easier on yourself." He's finally getting a hoof-hold on the top of the shelf and trying to grab you.
she smiles and leans into the delicious fruit ''If you insist…'' She opens her mouth and takes all of it in her mouth, but only bites half of it as her lips slowly slide off the remaining half ''But you will get half as well'' She licks her lips again. this food was just too grand
>>630486 The only other place that was high was the desk, and it was literally right behind him, in a daring leap you try to soar over his head but he grabs your waist and you both land on the floor. "Had enough fun?"
>>630487 "Oh.. I see.. sharing." The blush on your mutual cheeks increases as he slowly eats the other half of the juicy and sweet red fruit. The chocolate dessert's flavor complimenting it very nicely.
>>630488 She decides to spend a bit of the time playfully sharing the dessert with him until they both finished it together. once done, she sighed and sat back down on her chair. ''mmmnn…Enjoyed your meal, Leonis?…''
>>630489 He struggles to hold onto you and tries to drag you into the hall. "Come on. I'll bring you a nice rubber duck to play with."
>>630490 "I did. It was a very tasty meal." Leonis smiles at you and keeps his chair in place next to yours staring at you with relaxed and happy eyes. After a peaceful time of this you are give the bill and walk back toward the ship together..
And so, the excited crew of the Techicolor Fools spent their day shopping, visiting the various towers that were each like their own individual world, navigating the crowded streets and clouds. They arrived back at their ship in the evening, at some point procuring a set of paints to use on their ship. But the smallest member of their crew was nowhere to be found, the little goat buttermilk skies, and all her best musical instruments were left behind.
— Flapjack. You've been playing chase with the butler for hours now, but he managed to get you cleanish, and into a blue and frilly sailing outfit. He sighs adjusting his tux back into place and looks at his watch. "I must leave you for a moment to attend to supper arrangements, please do keep yourself together young flapjack."
>>638875 >>638876 "That our little bard is nowhere to be found in the ship? Yes I doubt she is simply playing hide and seek, perhaps she got lost somewhere in the city… I'll ask our moogle friend if he saw Butters around… "
>>638875 >>638876 >>638878 Doc remains focused on cleaning his medical tools, carefully disinfecting and polishing them to prevent rust. "Eh, lass'll take care o' herself. Like as not ta come bargin' in with 'alf the guard on 'er arse." He looks up and rubs his chin. "Perhaps we'd best prepare fer that, just in case."
>>638881 "Doc, Butters hoping around alone is a danger, both for herself and others, that little Goat will cause all sorts of mischief whenever she goes!" >>638882 Well, fine, we'll do that in a hurry, and then go look for her. Should we spread out through the city and return to the boat in an hour or search together?"
>>638877 You trot out awkwardly from your room, the plush carpet bouncing your steps a bit, among the paintings and statues lining the hallway you spot a violin on a stand. There is even a bow to play it with next to it.
>>638876 Perhaps I have become the fool instead. >>638880 The stripped moogle is below deck gently tapping on the strange orbs your gathered, as if lost in a memory.
>>638881 >>638879 >>638882 The tan dog girl you brought on board lays back against the side of the deck scratching her neck. "I don't know, is she even wanted? She's just a kid, so they'd probably let her off with a warning." The loinesce unicorn Leonis just stares dumbly at the situation. The dwindling sunlight triggers something bright in the distance, and close by, floating lights above the biggest towers emerge and shimmer like early stars.
>>638884 "She is still a child alone in the city, and besides… " I point at the setting sun "It's getting dark and I want to get this issue done with so I don't stress over it during sleep…" Could you both stay at the ship and keep it safe while we leave?"
>>638888 "Ah yes, I forgot for a moment some of you are blessed with flight, such a enviable pleasure, Honestly.." I say, gently brushing Arrid's wing feathers with a hoof >>638889 "Oh, she's a new friend and I newest member of the crew"
>>638890 "Fan-bloody-tastic," Doc grumbles as he starts quickly putting his tools away. "Expectin' me tah know an' be set up on account o' my magic clarence-o-voyage… Yer all lucky I've got the right supplies, else ye'd all be in for scratchy sleepin'…"
>>638885 Its well polished, and the wood is a rich red color, not common brown wood like the drumset you used in Saddletown, or light wood like the ship. >>638888 >>638886 >>638887 "It does sound important, and flying is a good way to start, maybe she just got stuck on top of a tower, happens to kids all the time in this town." Ginger replies. "I'll keep watch for you, don't worry." Leonis says with a grin and taps the ship's railing. >>638892 >>638889 Ginger looks worriedly at your bag of medical supplies "Tools? I'm not sick. "
>>638891 "Ooh, I will remember this then, Arrid~" I clop my hoofsies together in glee >>638892 "Yes yes, whatever would be of us without our precious Doc?" I say sarcastically "What is the purpose of those tools by the way?" >>638893 "Thank you, we will return briefly, I hope…" Now off to searching!
>>638893 "Yet," Doc huffs as he put the last of his tools back and slaps the bag shut, "an' it's mah job ta keep it that way." Looking at the rest of the crew, he sighs and flaps his leathery wings a few times. "S'pose I out tah help search, seeing as Ah actually see in th' dark…" He turns back and glares at Ginger pointedly. "…but Ah'll be back fer ye. O' that, ye can be sure." >>638896 "Cuttin' out infections, removin' bullets, combing yer fur, and brushin' yer teeth," he snorts. "No' necessarily in that order."
>>638894 Its a lot lighter than you expected from its size, which is just a little large for a goat your age, but holding it feels.. majestic, its smooth polished wood, its well tended strings, its chin placement area feels cool and welcoming, and the bow looks to be recently waxed, the wood of it easy to grip with a hoof tip.
>>638898 Ginger's fur stands up on edge. "I don't need an exam, I'm gonna be over by the bow looking out for her in case she comes. I can see very well, even at night." >>638896 >>638899 The compass spins and spins and decides on a western direction. The floating lights above the towers shimmering more predominantly as the sky darkens into twinkling night.
>>638900 Lick my lips and let out a sigh. Hold back my first urge to play something upbeat and happy and fast and full of rythm. I must properly get to know this beauty before I can bring myself to play such songs on it! First, I must prove to this instrument that I am as capable and as it requires one to play it!
Gently place the bow on the strings and slowly start making the magic of music with a slow, sad and respectful piece. '1d20+9' Impress the violin! '1d4+2' Action die too!
>>638897 ''You and I both know that is highly unlikely, my feathered friend'' >>638898 She snickers ''Maybe I could ask you to brush mine when I am feeling lazy, and brush my wool as well, oh it is so much more comforting when someone else does it for you'' >>638899 >>638900 >>638901 Silently follow along
>>638905 >>638906 "Ye should listen to yer captain, lass. He's got the right idea." He gives the sheep a wide grin that displays his very pointy fangs. >>638900 "Hmn… ye will need an exam too, won't ye? Thanks fer remindin' me, lass."
>>638904 >>638902 The sound of your music fills the room, the violin sings to your soul, resonating loudly and echoing down into each room. You hear hooves in the distance, but don't bother to look at them, the violin needs your attention, you hear a voice start to speak "Flap-" and then it stops short gasping at your harmony with the song.
>>638903 It looks like this. Distinctly magical lights. >>638901 >>638905 >>638910 The streets are empty merchants and shoppers now, only those going home, or those tired souls that are simply returning to work another shift still wander here. The soft lights illuminating the stones, showing higher quality ones as you go on, a bit of marble mixed in, a few pillars of marble even. An occasional beggar on a corner looks at your group, confused about why you are following a compass perhaps. There are gated off plots of land now, usually centering a tower with its own personal spark of light, colored any shade of the rainbow. Goat guards are wandering around wearing different armor than the city's own guards, and they seem a lot less worried about anything.
>>638915 Approach one of the guards and politely clear my throat ''Excuse me sir, did you happen to see a small goat, this tall, brown and spotted, red hat and big smile on her face hoping around somewhere?''
>>638919 I sigh and wave a hoof dismissively ''Nevermind…I was hoping you would be of some help but I am certain there is a crime happening in some corner that requires your full attention, good luck to you and have a good night''
>>638923 "When your 'mere tools' bring us ship, loot, hidden temples, new friends and supplies like my compass did, you will get to question it! And what kind of dense wood do you have in your noggings, talking to guards about our butters?" Knock her on the head.
>>638921 They laugh. "Don't be silly No one would be dumb enough to rob this area." "Yea, we're not city guards anyway, so its not our job." "Well. I mean, if we saw it we'd still stop it from happening." They keep moving on from you. >>638918 It really is a nice big city, trading is a bigger deal than you imagined in this world. But then again, this isn't even a capital. >>638922 >>638925 The compass is pointing towards the gate melded with Suri on the top. The stone fence is too high to see over, and there is a bell on the side of the gate.
>>638920 When you finish the piece the lady goat, and an elderly male goat are standing there watching you in excitement and awe, the butler earth pony is standing back with an approving look.
>>638931 ''Ah, the captain is just being himself, I learned to not bother, why do you think Butters admire him so much? You can see it in his face that he is just as chaotic as she is'' ''And gently, please''
>>638928 The elder stallion is wearing a suit and adjusts his monocle at you. "Good evening Lad. I'm Lord Suri. I see that Clod has helped you get situated, and you even have a few talents." "Isn't he just the perfect kid dear?" Miss V, the lady you came here with says with a doting tone.
>>638929 >>638931 >>638933 I'll need some stealth check for sneaking, and a roll you feel would work for getting the sheep over the fence with you.
>>638964 We are down to just three. I guess I can stop and pick up sunday or the next time more of you are free. >>638966 The lady giggles and the lord shakes his head. "Just like a lad. If you're done playing put the violin back, we can discuss your.. monster over the meal waiting on us."
>>638968 Slowly push her away, slightly grossed out. "And why would they even let us in after that! No, we need some convincing reason! Like…" Look at Dania with a grin. "Being representatives from the sheep kingdom!"
>>638980 ''Ooh, this idea sounds slightly more interesting out of the sudden then, very well, follow in after me, I sincerely do hope you know how to act the part'' I say with my nose held high, strutting ahead in a posh way and gently knocking on the door
>>638976 "Hmm of course. Do you know many songs Flapjack?" Lord Suri says as he starts to walk to the dining area. "I could have song books brought up for the boy Sir." the butler, aparently called Clod, says. "Oh, Clod. I totally forgot about my appearance thursday. Did you?" "Taken care of, I have Miss Prose finishing you a new dress, and you have an appointment to get it fitted on your calander, and I picked out a selection of greeting cards for you to review after dinner.." She hums pleased in reply. "What would I do without you."
>>638999 >>638997 ''No no that's not how you do it, here let me show you, first you must fix the posture, raise the neck a little, eyes half lidded, show no emotion, clear your throath…'' I carry on giving advices and correcting the captain to make him look like a proper butler! '1d20+3'
>>638999 You kind of know what one looks like, but the ruffly collar isn't possible with this kind of shirt, so you just wind up unbuttoning it a bit.
>>639005 Having much more experience with help, you shape him up to at least look like a proper butler, and you cover up the bauble in his mane when you fix it to a more formal style. Its passable at least.
>>639001 "Oh, a friend musician?" The stallion says with a tone that you can't tell if he's interested or not. You can smell the food before you see it, the longest table you've seen in ages, all set for three places, and covered dishes on the table while a maid ponies quietly lurk by.
>>639013 They both look rather surprised at your response. The stallion looking a bit offended but he sits down at the head of the table. The Lady sits at his side, letting the butler pony slide their chairs in for them. One of the maids slides your chair in as well and looks twice at you, as if deciding whether or not you need a booster seat, you can just barely reach everything on the table. "Tonight we have a tomato and onion soup, the prench bread, a selection of spreads: peach, orange, grape, a spinach and brocoli salad with shredded wheat and steams on the side for the Lady, A cornmeal dish as requested by the Lord…" He describes the foods as he reveals them, the steam rising up from the meals and the Lord and Lady carefully deciding which of selections they want to have first, which seems to be almost all of them. >>639015 Are you trying to open the gate?
>>639037 I'll just assume you mean to ring the bell. The bell chimes and the sound carries unnaturally far for such a dainty and small bell. A goat in a an off green uniform, with a sword at his side comes over to the gate he seems curious but retains a polite manner. "Good evening, who might you be?"
>>639047 >>639018 Oh there was a bell ''Good evening sir, Oh we are merely representatives of the sheep kingdom, here blessing your city with our presence for this night, so you should consider yourself lucky'' Walk in past him ''Hmn…And what sort of Place might this be? I was lured in by instinct, I just KNOW there is something peculiar about this place that makes it stand out in the city and I just had to come see, Silver Plate, come in now, don't be shy, come come'' I call to Arrid to join my side as I waltz inside
>>639048 The maids actually struggle to keep up with your appetite, setting down dish after dish for you to eat, and wiping away the mess you make in between meals. The old couple is staring at you a bit, but makes polite meaningless conversation about their day. >>639059 >>639066 The stallion does let you inside the yard, but seems skeptical about your rationality. "Maim, I'm sure you're aware that this is the estate of Lord Suri, a very fine and unique piece of architechure built by Hans Foster 140 years ago, but you can't just barge into the place unannounced.." Would you like to add some kind of.. intimidate or bluff to this?
>>639085 I'll just ignore the untrained thing for today since someone doesn't have a sheet. >>639076 The maid at your side looks like she might faint. Miss V seems pale with worry, and the lord is giving you a disappointed look. "Lad, don't you know any manners?"
>>639071 >>639066 ''Lord Suri hmnn? Why I wonder where have I heard of that name before…'' I ponder putting my hoof in my mouth, chuckling sweetly ''Why Silver Plate darling have you heard what he said? we cannot come in unnanounced? My my that seems like he did not hear you…Well that is dismaying, so allow me to make sure he properly understands'' I ignore the stallion for a moment as I talk to Arrid before finally turning to the stallion ''Dearie, let me introduce myself, I am Lady Cashmere, daughter of Baron Amifio N. Clause III himself, and appointed as the official Ambassador by King Lininas himself'' I strike a little royal pose ''Now that we are aquaintanced, I should let you know, that I did not like the tone in your voice mister, saying I'm 'Barging' in and 'Unnanounced', no no that does not makes me feel as welcome as I believe I should be…'' Shake my head dismissively ''I believe you are aware of what happens if I am not feeling quite comfortable and welcome. You see, I was considering returning to my humble abode this lovely evening and write a letter back to the kind himself telling him about how marvelous this city is…But it would be quite a pity if this lovely trip today was ruined, why I could turn that letter of praising into a message telling Lininas himself about all my discontent with this particular place, and I am not sure of what the kind himself might do if he heard such disapointing news…Why he might even be so upset to cut the supply of wool that is imported from our kingdom to this place…And I saw how many clothing shops you have around this place, Oh ho ho believe me I did, and I'm certain no one would want to lose such a precious part of the market…'' ''Now, I believe we are understood, yes?Will there be any more complaints about me trying to feel comfortable, hmmn?~'' '1d20+3' sure and an intimidate or bluff
>>639099 "We'll have to have someone tutor you in how to behave. For now.. its fine." He sighs clearly still irritated and sharing a glance with his wife who picks up the clue. "Oh. Lets go to the sitting room, we can listen to Flapjack play and you can catch up on the paper." "Hmmph very well then. Clod, bring the violin to the sitting room please." "Right away sir." The butler bows and suddenly seems gone. You hear a distant but strong ring, but neither of them pay it more than a moment's head. Their dishes all cleared away from them, they stand up daintily. >>639097 >>639112 The goat hops in alarm, and nods a bit. "Right.. Forgive me Lady ..Cashmere, I didn't realize.. ehem. I'll escort you inside then." He guides you down the main path, past the plum tree and to the door, where a stallion in a plain tux greets you, and not Chance or the guard who look anxious. "Good evening Maim." "Uh.. this is.. a sheep ambassador. and she insists on.." "Hmm is that so.. well a sheep is quite a rare thing, would you like to come inside my Lady?"
>>639115 >>639114 Exchange a big grin with their butler. If this was another time and another place, I'd tell him to park the car inside the garden. For now, just follow inside and keep an eye out! '1d20+7'
>>639116 You hop after the couple and arrive at the sitting room, there are shelves lined with books, books with tasty paper, and the chairs look so comfortable and nice, not a stain or scratch on their refined material. Lord Suri has a seat and as a maid offers you the violin from earlier.
Behind your group is a the sound of a group of three approaching the butler and.. Dania and a pegasus that looks almost like Chance..
>>639115 The soft carpet, the warm, clean air, the quality of wood used.. its not home, but its pretty nice, just what you'd expect of a noble. >>639117 He just makes eye contact with you, a judging kind of look without revealing what he judged.
This place. It smells like money. They have fluffy carpet that bounces like new, polished wood flooring and siding, golden framed painting, the door nobs look antique or at least custom made. The butler nods to a goat guard who happened to be inside, and he starts to shadow you subtly. >>639117 >>639115 You're led down past many doors and down the hall. Eventually you wind up at a room with book shelves and chairs and a soft fireplace. Appearing to have just sat down there is an older earth pony stallion, with a monocle and a nanny goat wearing a nice dress. With them is a young goat boy who is dressed in a fine sailor suit. A maid is offering the lad a violin.
>>639119 Yes, that kid.. he's playing the violin like a natural musician, but seems awkward about his clothes. >>639120 >>639121 >>639122 With an audience and this awkward tight outfit its a little harder than you'd expect, but this violin and you have history. Whole Minutes of history even. That's plenty. You get the beauty to squeak out a peaceful song fitting of the mood. >>639123 The stallion stands up and looks expectantly to his butler. "Ah this is Lady Cashmere, she's an ambassador from the sheep kingdom, and wanted to meet you sir." and then he turns to you. "This is Lord Suri and Lady Suri." The stallion does a half bow to you, "Welcome to our home Lady Cashmere, Its quite late, did you only just arrive here?"
>>639125 ''It is a pleasure to meet you both, and indeed it is, me and my butler were simply passing through and I set my eyes in such a marvelous place, and I must say it is even nicer on the inside, ooh it feels like I am at home even'' I say with a smile ''Ooh, and who is that precious little goat there? A young servant? An apreetice performer? Or could it be that you adopted him?''
>>639127 You are very good secret keeper. And this a secret game of the sheep prince. You won't ruin it for him. >>639128 The nanny goat blushes. "Oh Its not formal yet, but I am very fond of the boy, he's a real treasure even just meeting him." Meanwhile her stallion sighs "Please have a seat, we can discuss your trip, or the house. Its quite far from those northern mountains." >>639129 Its a very very clever disguise, but you've known buttermilk, and your compass is pointing here.. and that patch of fur coloring is the same..
>>639134 ''Ah indeed it is, I cannot help but get homesick sometimes, so being here honestly helped soothe that little pain in my heart'' I take a seat ''I don't suppose I could bother you for a cup of tea now could I? All this walking left my throat rather dry''
>>639141 >>639137 >>639143 With a flick of his hoof a maid goat runs off and comes back with a tray of tea and tiny cake plates, she hooves you each a cake slice and a tea cup. There is a sugar bowl on the tray and the maid asks you quietly for how many cubes you'd like. Meanwhile the kid goat's music is neverendingly steady and peaceful. reflecting the mood of the books and dainty dishes being served.
>>639148 >>639145 So innocent and clueless. >>639146 The maid plops sugar cube after sugar cube into the tea and even stirs it for you. The sugar stops disolving at 9 cubes, leaving you with a cube left in the bottom. >>639147 The Nanny smiles. "Oh, he seems secretive about that, but I only just picked him up today, I can't expect the boy to spill all this secrets at once."
>>639149 Just the way I like it~ Take a long seep and let out a sigh of relief ''Ooh yes that is some very nice tea thank you'' I proceed to very gracefully eat the cake as well >>639150 ''Silver! Oh goodness please forgive him, it seems that he forgot his good manners today''
>>639152 ''O-oh dear…What is the name of this song you're playing my dear boy?'' >>639153 >>639155 ''Oh yes, very serious, the medical bills to deal with that are quite high'' >>639154 ''Oh Silver is a good enough escort, he is, I have nothing to worry about when he is with me ''Could I please have some more of this delicious cake?''
>>639155 "At times, I cannot control my papulla properly, and then it shoots all over the carpet. But it's sealed right now, right behind the aorta and the goodwill. Requires lots of top quality beer to keep it under control!"
>>639160 ''Ohohoho, I did have quite a few, my dear, I must admit…'' I take a sip from the extremely sugary tea ''It isn't easy being so desired like I am'' I snicker >>639161 ''Aw, that is dismaying, I was enjoying you play, my boy..''
>>639161 "Of course." The Lord gestures to maid goat "Get the lad a cake." And almost instantly you have a sugary cake and a glass of milk. "That was a very good tune lad, I think you could be great with a little training." >>639162 "Oh? I do love a good tale of romance, any of them particularly interesting?" The lady goat leans closer over her tea.
>>639163 ''ohohoho no no please, unfortunately none of them ever got so far as to truly romance me…'' I sigh and look at the fire ''I have not found…the right one…Not yet…So that is why I became a Ambassador, traveling around the world and finding love away from home'' I sigh ''Aaah, it is so nice to dream…''
Its a quiet evening in the luxurious home of the Suri's. Lady Suri, an elderly nanny goat, seems to have taken in a young boy goat who is very proficient at musical instruments. Lord Suri, an elderly earth pony reacts indifferently about the whole thing, but that might be his reaction to everything from what you've seen. The soft hum of the young goat's music still sings in your ears, and the sweet vanilla cake compliments the tea very well. However the cake is nearly gone, and the fine rosewood clock in the room is sounding 9 o clock, the time when guests would be asked to leave or invited to stay, and you distinctly feel like you're going to be asked the former.
>>639922 Of course there is, even a chocolate covered one. >>639920 >>639921 >>639923 "Oh? A sensitive matter between ladies? Would you like to retreat to my private chambers Lady Cashmere?" The goat lady asks, ignoring the slow tension of them music. The butler pony narrows his eyes at the fake butler with suspicion.
>>639925 >>639927 Totally innocent tea party.. Nothing ominous going on.. >>639929 >>639930 The guards look over to their lord for guidance and he sighs. "I'll call you if you're needed." They back off from the door, and only the butler remains as with them stubbornly refusing the leave. "I trust this is private enough for you, Lady Cashmere?" The lord asks with an even tone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVlpOs_-ehM
>>639931 ''Indeed. Silver, if you may…'' I wave my hoof dismissively as I set the teacup down And after seeing him drop the disguise, I get up as well, slowly drawing a knife hidden among the folds of my dress ''Quite private indeed, now if you would please avoid screaming or shouting, it would spare us quite a lot of work, and in turn, spare your lives''
>>639932 >>639936 >>639933 Somehow, drawing weapons on an old nanny and telling her not to shout doesn't work, because she screams in fright before you can even finish. The butler pony circles around slowly so he's next to the lady and the lord pony just looks annoyed. "What do you mean causing a scene in my home like this? Do you know how many ponies saw you come in here?" The hoof steps of the goats outside can be heard as they rush toward the door from their side.
>>639940 >>639941 Your ability to give directions in a place you're unfamiliar with is average. And these guards know about everywhere to hide. >>639938 "F-flapjack, why?" The lady goat says with a terrified sob. >>639939 Str to see if you can do that before they can get in the door.
>>639940 "So you're just a bunch of crooks." The old pony shakes his head and slowly gets up from his chair.
>>639937 Sigh ''So much for not causing a scene, pity…'' >>639942 ''Crooks? Now I feel quite offended sir, we are but a humble crew getting our living from less humble folks like yourselves'' >>639943 ''Now that was a surprise, you managed to fool even me!''
>>639944 These books have real leather binding, and there are so many, you'll never move it in a million rounds. Its already too late, the guards are bursting inside the room. >>639943 "Don't be silly, you needn't side with these ruffians, you can still live with us.." Lady Suri says still dismayed. >>639945 >>639946 "A crew? So, you're pirates then." The lord surmises. "Funny, I haven't seen any posters of these equines Sir." The butler says staring Chance in the eye with almost a spiteful sneer.
Initiative unless you have another plan to make them back off.
>>639948 Raise my dagger at the guards, then slowly draw it back. and start applying a nice dose of poison on it, of course it's simply a knockout poison, but they don't know about that now do they? ''There are many more of us outside just waiting for a sign, I'd recomend ordering your guards to drop their weapons unless you want to turn this situation into a full raid…'' '1d20+5' bluff
>>639949 >>639950 >>639951 >>639952 The mood in the room is extremely tense, the lady faints, the butler looks ready to pounce on you, and then one of the guards backs off, and the others look up at Lord Suri, who frowns and makes a gesture with his hoof, breaking the brief silence. "I'll go with you pirates, guards you stay with Lady Suri, and bring her an aspirin, she can't take this stress." "But sir!" The butler pony protests. "Clod, tend to Vennia." The old pony orders and grudgingly the butler pony bows his head and the other guards move to make a hole for you.
>>639957 >>639954 You move as a careful trio, letting the Lord lead you around the halls, to the upper floor, past the rug with the tower embroidery, to a door that's by all rights the same as the others, finely cared for wood, a doornob of crystal.. Inside is a writing desk crowded with papers and ink bottles, scenic paintings on the wall, and a closet door. The stallion approaches the closet door and reveals a numericly locked wall behind it, shining steel in the soft magical candles that float in the room. >>639958 >>639955 One of the guards rushed off, presumably to get the aspirin or more help. The butler is patting the goat lady on the back with a defeated expression.
>>639959 ''Marvelous…Now I hope you do not hold any ill feelings towards us, we will just take the valuables and take our leave, I'm certain someone living in a luxury like yours would not be bothered by loosing a small portion of your riches, hmn?''
>>639960 What a disobeying goat you are. You follow along with the captain and the sheep and see the captain threatening the fancy pony into the combination anyway, so the mysterious voice gives you no combination and a cookie appears in your hoof instead. >>639961 The earth pony grumbles and slowly works the lock. Clicking in the numbers one by one.. 6.. 3.. 9.. "All this trouble because V wanted a brat. Son. Don't ever get married. Its nothing but trouble." 9… 6…and the last one is stuck for a moment h has to jiggle it back and forth a bit.. 3.. The door pops open, revealing a cache of coins, a few larger golden artifacts, a small box, and a collection of rings, and a dull blue crystal the size of butters in the back.
>>639965 >>639962 "I'm not bothered by much of anything anymore sheep. Its a shame you inherited black wool." Lord Suri back off from the safe now that the captain is distracted. >>639964 Good goat. You do get a hint thou. You should go toward the entertainment district on your way out of here. That'd be toward the northside of town. The goat lady is suckling a cup of tea with shakey hooves, her butler is eyeing your crew with an evil look. "Oh, Flapjack. You won't change your mind about this awful thing will you?"
>>639963 ''Oooooh, by the mountain, that is quite the small fortune you possess, pity we'll have to take it…If you don't mind me asking, how have you gotten your hooves on this precious blue crystal?'' >>639968 ''Hmnph, I'm in a good mood, so I will not slice off your tongue since you behaved so well thus far'' >>639970 ''I don't suppose I should knock him to sleep before we take our leave?'' I whisper
Its just past 9pm, this goat town has a few too many ponies for your taste. The smokey air of the bar clouds most of your vision of them, but as your goat bar tender refills your glass, an earth pony stallion sits next to you, slapping a stony hoof of coins onto the table. "I need something strong, and hard. And a side of hay fries."
>>639972 I pull out one of my throwing knifes and hurl it quickly at the wall right besides his face ''You are starting to test the little patience I have left for you, my Lord…I do not want to repeat again…'' '1d20+3' intimidate
>>639974 She frowns and blinks at you "So.. You're actually a girl?" >>639976 "Do you want to be friends now? Is that how you imagine this going?" He catches the dagger before it hits his wall. "Just take what you can carry and leave."
>>639975 Nod to the bargoat as he refills me drink. Simply take it and take a sip. I don't show any sign of acknowledgement to the pony next to me. But I'm acutely aware of him invading my personal space. My hairs go tense and my thoughts slowly drift to the spear I have tied to my back. ….this close the spear provides no proper tactical advantage. This could be bad.
>>639980 She has the butler powder her face. "Oh. I see dear." "Such a small girl like you really wants to be a pirate?" >>639981 "I'd rather have your name. Or the name of your crew." He replies with an annoyed tone. You can lift the crystal, but can't carry anything else with it.
>>639982 The pony doesn't acknowledge you, as the goat fetches him his order. Instead lighting up a pipe decorated with odd runes on it. "Hey, you know how long that sand merchant is going to be in town? I really want to look at his wares, but the line was outrageous. They say he has special artifacts and I don't want to miss out.."
>>639983 Good enough for me ''Why, you know my name already, I am Ambassador Cashmere, and this is Silver Plate, hah!'' >>639985 ''Shall we take our leave captain? I want this thing appraised and then sold for double it's weight in gold…oof…It's quite the burden…''
>>639985 293 coins >>639984 Finally the pony makes eye contact with you, looking up to do so while he stirs a drink in a hoof, and somehow seems an inch closer to you. "You alright there puppy? Come from a long ways away?" >>639986 "…" She is staring at you intently, her grey fur standing up in a mix of anger and fear.
>>639992 Lady Vennia sighs and sips her tea. "You could have been such a good kid.." >>639994 >>639996 The earth pony goes over to his desk and gets a blank piece of paper, tapping on the ink bottles. "Hmmhm hmm." >>639995 "You're quite the loner." The earth pony says eating his hay fries in an obnoxious manner. "Where are all your friends? I thought dogs traveled in packs."
>>639997 "….." I'm back in the tunnels. The tunnels were always the most dangerous. My comrade Axton was beside me. Just another patrol…until he stepped on that mine….the blood… "….they're gone. Now why don't you do the same and join your herd." Drink up my complete glass.
>>639998 "Oh no, you certainly aren't." She replies in the same tone as if it was praise. >>639999 "I'm making a note of the things you took." He replies calmly. >>640000 There is a moment of silence between you and this pony. He blinks at you and downs his own drink to fill the void. His eyes narrow at you, and wait for the bar keep to refill both your glasses.. And he 'accidentally' spills his new drink on you. >>640001 Buttermilk seems to be gloating about the victory by jumping around the poor old lady. The butler is giving you a death glare.
>>640003 >>640004 >>640005 "You're not taking My Lady anywhere." The butler and the remaining guards are very protective over the goat lady, huddled around her. "Don't hurt him.." The lady looks terrified of the captain. >>640009 You can reach one from here, with your superior dog paws.
>>640010 Draw my blade and brandish it around menacingly! '1d20+8' And AD it too. '1d4' "Hey now. I'm taking him, not her. And he will be back before the night is over… If you are all smart about this!"
>>640011 The pony's head is too hard and the bottle tinks off of him harmlessly, so now damage roll needed. His face gets red with anger and he throws a drunken punch at you. "Stupid Mutt." But luckily you were prepared for that and move back before he can hit.
>>640012 >>640013 >>640015 Bluffing or not, the guards seem uneasy to take any step away from the lady, struggling with their desire to protect their Lord.. They stay still a moment too long and you have this chance to leave. >>640016 You hit the short equine on the head and he dizzily backs up. He goes for another punch and suddenly three large horned goats surround you. "SIR STOP FIGHTING" "GRAB THE PONY I'LL GET THE DOG" "SIR YOU CAN NOT FIGHT IN HERE"
>>640023 More goats come from the crowd that's quickly forming, a pony shouts "HEY YOU LEAVE SHOEHORN ALONE!" and tries to tackle you but is blocked by a goat. You feel their soft hooves on you and swing wildly, the lights and the smoke in your eyes messing up your aim.. And then you feel yourself moving, they're trying to take you somewhere! You hear them explaining to you above the roar of the crowded room. "Stop struggling." "We're going to put you into a cell until you calm down." >>640024 >>640025 You run toward the town with the pony on your back, the sheep lugging a crystal on hers, a hat full of gold coins, and the wind in your manes. The bright lights and crowded streets of the buzzing entertainment district quickly making your pursuers lose you, or so you hope. Still you will probably get odd looks carrying this old man around.
>>640024 "Captain, do keep in mind that this Lord is also a retired member of the Sky Marines, he belonged to q very high rank as well" I huff as we run >>640028 I can't help but let out a sheep bleat as well
>>640027 The cool air comes rushing at you, and the darkness of the night sky, mixed with the energetic lights attached to the bottom of the signs and on the street fill your senses. "We can't do that." Replies the pony- no wait this is a goat, and uniform is green.. You do see an odd group of equines running in the street nearby, a green pegasus carrying an old earth pony on his back, shouting at a blue and black sheep, a bleating goat kid, followed by a bat pony and a gryphon, the gryphon wearing the tackiest shirt you've ever seen, blue and orange tiger stripes? Really?. "what the.." "Is that.." "Lord Suri?" "SOMEONE STOP THOSE KIDS!" And then all but one of the goats loses interest in you and runs after them. >>640031 >>640030 >>640029 You pass by a group of goat guards trying to subdue a diamond dog, and immediately a group of them start to chase you. "STOP! COME BACK HERE!"
>>640033 >>640034 >>640035 Adrenaline fuels your hooves, your fliers help by creating a tail wind to slow the goats, who are already in armor. The docking towards are far enough, something will probably happen, or you can duck into a different road to try and lose them. Roll luck or perception. >>640036 They did provide a distraction for you.. The group of them seem pretty coordinated in their escape attempt.. running toward the parked airships.. well there are a few things on the route there that could get in their way too.. maybe they are smugglers!
You see a team of buffalo about to cross the street, they are hauling a large cart of metals, and a mirror. They don't pay your group any attention, too concerned about moving their cargo. You are able to collectively get past this group and leave the guards behind unable to get past the pack of buffalo movers.
>>640045 >>640047 >>640046 As you approach your ship you spot the diamond dog girl, Ginger, waving at you, and the side 'fins' moving indicate that Leonis is probably working on getting you up in the air. The tower seems too long as your pumped up bodies tell you to move faster. But you are able to get on board safely. The wood of the ship creaking under your weight. >>640044 They all scurry up a tower and onto a ship. Its a modest vessel, something that you'd use for taking goods from town to town to trade, but its size should make it swift enough to get away from large threats, and the harpoons look new.
>>640052 "It's a story you can watch! Which reminds me…"
>>640049 Quickly get to my tiny little banjo to start playing an upbeat song that fits the mood! Sing too! "Found myself on the run again, but my bicycle crashed into a barbed wire fence I could’ve sworn you were following me, in a run away Poniet Ballooner I saw your face in the rear-view mirror, I turn around and you're not there Now I'm trapped in a goat tower and I'm tied to the top, And I'm trying to make it out before the bomb goes off!
I think I know, it's like I've seen it all before And I think I know So please keep quiet don’t spoil the ending!"
Time to go hard on the drums for the chorus!
"I'm stuck !stuck! in a story now, Feels like I'm stuck in a story! I'm stuck !stuck! in a story now, Feels like I'm stuck in a story!"
>>640057 >>640054 >>640053 >>640052 The poor old pony falls onto the waiting goats, who catch him before trying to climb the tower after you, but you're already flying away. >>640051 Just as you fasten the rope to yourself, you find your body floating away.. the ship is taking off with you attached like some kind of dog-shaped anchor swaying in the night skies.
>>640080 >>640079 ! Stop what I'm doing and turn around. I'm a dark brown dog with some grey patches near my face. I have a huge spear on my back and several javeling. I'm wearing a military cap and partial armor around my chest. "Huh? Who said that?"
>>640079 >>640080 Still resting on my back, looking at the underside of the balloon while taking long, ragged breathes, I slowly begin to turn. "What new frie-" And as soon as my eyes see the dog, I jump back to my hooves! Quickdraw! >>640082 "Ah! You were late! The old pon is not on this ship anymore!" Smirk in victory at him!
I come back to the deck, now wearing a red dress that went down to my hooves, a few lines of golden linen sewn in the corners and a little Cape "Whew… I was in desperate need of changing dresses, all that running made me quite swea-" >>640108 "Who… Is… That?"
>>640122 "Butters… Are you behind this? I know you like friends, but we cannot let everyone in this ship…" >>640123 "Well.. At least you have manners , so you already have my liking." I extend a hoof to you "Lady Dania, A pleasure"
>>640129 "Captain, I was about to be put in jail by a group of those Wichsers when you fleeing caused them to drop me and allow me to escape. I needed to flee town quick and your ship was the fastest way."
>>640147 "Aah I see, a brawler, yet another… Well, you are welcome to stay with us but one question… How do you feel about random musical numbers?" >>640160 >>640162 I sigh "Well, I suppose I don't have to explain… Enjoy your stay, darling" I take a seat and start whistling along to the music
The sun hangs low on the horizon, you ship coasting westward at an easy pace now that you've left the trading town of Piza Towers behind. Joyful music still ringing in your ears and your happy bellies still full of mead. The time to socialize and mingle is ideal, and you intend to full take advantage of that. The ship itself has a number of rooms below, two crew bunk rooms, a captain's lodging, a dining hall, a sizable kitchen, a storage area that could be broken up into three decent rooms if you wanted, the matience area of course. Milling around near the mast is a lady diamond dog with tanish fur and green eyes, she wears a bandanna and a vest: A golden furred unicorn is sitting at the table staring at crumbs of his meal and the quarter filled cup of booze: A cat-like creature with a pair of bat wings is floating around below deck.
>>642289 She smiles at you, you actually don't have to look down to meet her eyes which is nice for a change. "Hey there, you seem right at home on a ship, been part of a crew before?" >>642291 You slide next to him in the dining hall and Leonis sighs, "Its that sheep.. She's so pretty and soft and.." He drinks another sip of his mug. "Bah, we had a good day didn't we Arrid?" >>642292 Nuhuh you know about all of them.
>>642294 "This bunch actually seems more orderly than my last. And the music is better. My last ship they just banged on drums as loud as possible!" She laughs heartily and nudges your shoulder. >>642295 "Hmm.. how can ye tell if a lass be wantin' that? We had a.. a date, I am pretty sure it be a date.. She seemed mighty happy too. But she's a princess.. So not like a normal bar wrench.." You select one of the beer barrels and fill up a mug, its smooth enough going down and makes you feel warm inside.
>>642296 "Don't matter where she's from, fam. What matters is that she's here and now. If she was in her castle, high in the sky, surrounded by guards, yeah, you wouldn't have a chance. A chick would have a better chance of winning a Championship flight race than you would."
"But hear me out, she isn't in her castle. She's just a door or two away. And as a Pirate, you have a duty, nay, a RIGHT to take what you can get, if you're understanding me?"
>>642297 You played a nice bunch of songs for the crew's victory party. And there is still Metallia to munch on for a cute goat! >>642298 The unicorn grunts and grins at you. "Ye might be onto somethin' thar. A sweet sheep girl like her, I can't be passing this up. I'll just ask her.." He stands up woozily and makes a pose with his hoof out. >>642299 The little thing is wandering the halls below deck, humming to itself an old tune that you can almost recognize, something from a lullaby perhaps. >>642300 "Ranged specialist. But I haven't really done anythin' yet, just joined up yesterday. Oh, and I can cook a decent gumbo out of leftovers and monster guts too. Ponies don't always think of stocking extra meat, so you gotta hunt for it and make due with whatever's around."
>>642301 >>642302 The door to belowdecks nearby flies open with a crash, revealing a shadowy figure with bat wings and glowing eyes. "There ye be, missy. I've been getting ready fer ye…" He slowly stalks forward into the light, revealing a batpony clad only in a pair of tinted goggles, carrying several buckets of water, a coat-brush, and something bearing a strong chemical scent. "So ye've brought a friend, eh? Nah' a problem; Ah've made extra, just in case…" His lips split into a wide, fanged grin as he sets all but one of the buckets down. "Naow hold steady, an' it'll be over and done…"
>>642302 "Hmm.. Well, a pirate, guess that's sort of a solider.. you ever hear about 'The Lightning Hunters' and their captain 'Lightning Charge' or their 'Thundering Vessel'?" >>642303 If I recall there is a toy doctor set, a doll house shaped like a castle, a doll size nurse outfit, and pilot uniform >>642304 He shuffles over to the water skins and fumbles one unsteadily "Right.. you be a smart lad Arrid.." >>642305 The diamond dog girl is surprised and puts her paws up as if to catch the bat pony. "Whoa. Doc. Uh. I don't need a bath. I'm clean. Really."
>>642306 >>642307 "Tha's what they all say! Then the whole crew's itchin' an' scratchin' an' there's noh' a safe bed tah be found! THEY'LL BE NO FLEAS OR LICE ON MAH SHIP!!!" He brandishes the brush and foul-smelling soap threateningly. "Ye'd best remove yer scarf and vest, else it'll take weeks tah get the smell'oh this stuff outta them!"
>>642308 "…Its one of the larger pirate vessels.. Thou its only active in the south east, Capt. didn't want to risk flying fast Lawforge.." >>642309 the poor bunny statue is covered in the mismatched outfits and stuffed inside of the castle where you examine her with the toy medical kit! >>642310 what are you rolling for?? You know about her ship already and wanted to talk to the moogle?? >>642311 "Aye.. mite be best to wait until morn' she ain't gonna sail away on us!" He suddenly laughs on your shoulder. >>642312 "No! I don't want a bath!" She is reaching for a rope to swing to the other side of the ship.
>>642316 >>642314 Looks like you dodged the water bucket. the dog girl gets splashed with the stuff since she was next to you. "Ugh. This is my only vest" >>642317 The two dogs and the doctor are playing some kind of game with water on deck. The doc seems to be winning!
>>642315 "Yer makin' it worse fer yerself! I'll be keepin' ye healthy, whether ye like it or no!" >>642318 >>642319 "I warned ye! Nah quit squirmin'!" Since she's soaked, I'll start scrubbing her down first, lathering the soap into her fur. >>642320 "Ah'm de-licin' the strays we picked up!"
>>642320 >>642322 >>642323 the soaked diamond dog girl squirms and flails around trying to escape the smelly soaps that were cooked up in the alchemy lab of the doctor, or perhaps bought this way. "I'm not Aah I don't have grr fleas!" Meanwhile Argo takes the chance to step back out of range.
>>642324 "This one we got from a raggedy crew o' slobbards what'd cared fer hygeine as much as fer laws, layin' about in unwashed beds'n such, and I've no notion where the other's even been! I'll no have them draggin' pests aboard to freeload on our flesh!" >>642325 Go ahead and strip off her vest and scarf and put them to the side so they don't get contaminated by the soap. "Ah take no chances, miss fussy-fur!" Make sure to get behind her ears and around her neck.
>>642325 >>642328 Medicine check just to make sure I'm getting this soap worked in to where it needs to go. '1d20+15' >>642329 "It's no' dirt that worries me, it's the bitin' little buggers that nestle in deep and make it itch like the dickens!"
>>642330 "Have you ever considered the possibility of such biting bugs that haunt you in your every waking moment might not be actual blood sucking insects but rather some inner demon of the psychological kind which manifests in the form of a parasite when in fact is just some form of repressed trauma that you experienced in the past?" All that with one breath!
>>642326 Oh! You remember the song perfectly actually. You've heard it at many bars before, passed down from times so long no one is sure how long. Its a song about traveling on secret roads. Link related https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6ygqCwTIo >>642330 >>642328 Washing a diamond dog is just like washing a mutt, you get all the important parts and everything else falls into place. She's coughing and sputtering as you rinse her off, trying to paw away the suds and chunks of dirt and fur that fall away from her.
>>642321 I missed this sorry You clink drinks and sit back down. "Did I ever tell you about the time I rode on a sky-fish? Its true eeys swear et, we were surrounded by the lawforgians and couldn't get a break ship throu the lines, but a sky fish, well they be wiley beasts, they twist and turn and spin in ways that only a talented sniper can see.."
>>642332 "Wha's that, Butters? I cannae focus with this pooch squirmin' to an' fro!" >>642333 >>642322 "Hah! 'Ah dinnae need a bath,' my arse! Ye'll be thankin' me when yer fur's not so itchy as it used tah be." His gaze turns to Argo. "Now fer the second one… Stop wavin' that sticker around; it's no' impressing me. Naow hold STILL!" Dog Drenching, take two! '1d20+1'
>>642335 "Aye, that was a tale. We were gunning for a transport vessel, one that was set to deliver gold: solid gold: And it was only guarded by a bunch of rookies. That's what we heard. So we took after em', fought off the lawforgians recruits.. but then another vessel showed up as soon as we were on board the transport. It was a monster of a ship, covered all over with metal, and lined to the edge with canons. We knew we were outgunned, and had to bail before we even' got a glimpse o' the loot." "Oh, but they weren't about to let that happen, and soon we had lawforge vessels chasing us, at least.. hic.. seven." >>642336 He'll most likely reflex save against that. Ginger is sitting down with a pout and soaked fur clinging to her. Her toned muscles are much more obvious like this too. "I hope you're satisfied. I won't be able to smell anything for weeks now."
>>642339 "Nah, ye'll recover in about three days, ah believe. Oh, an' let me know if ye start sheddin'; there's a chance this stuff'll make yer winter coat come in early." YE CANNAE ESCAPE THE GREAT MCGULLIGAN I'll have to just tackle him and hold him down while I soak him then. '1d20+1'
A night filled with joy and ruckus is fondly remembered by the future you. That is the you of today. Today you have been sailing in the open skies for four days. You could say things have calmed down, but a wise pirate knows that the calm is the most dangerous time, it always comes before the biggest storm. In the distance you hear a roar, a blast of canons and a screeching cry of some fierce beast. You see the shape of a ship, and the shape of many bathawks swarming it. Bathawks are much like they sound, fierce predators with claws, beaks, fur, and wide bat-like wings. They are extremely aggressive, but mostly a nuisance.
>>642518 >>642519 >>642521 >>642522 "Yarr!" Leonis cheers and helps steer the ship in the right direction. Ginger is chewing on something and sitting around at the bow of the ship. "Hmmhm I see it Captin'."
You move in closer, the ship has a rose colored balloon, its hull is made of wood, with sturdy metal bracers at the joints. Its not any bigger than your own ship, but does seem to have taken a bit of damage and been patched before. Looking through the spyglass you can just spot the crew of the ship, they are a combination of crystal ponies, unicorns, and.. sheep?
>>642530 >>642532 >>642533 The crew is quite distracted, shooting and slicing at the annoying beasts and with the steam engine off you can glide over with barely a creak.. But there is still a chance they'll notice your creeping vessel. Roll for luck. (d20)
>>642516 "By the crown… I never thought I would see a swarm of those so closely.." >>642529 >>642532 "Are we not going to help? I see, why waste our energy needlessly when those bats can wear out a potential enemy for us?"
>>642542 >>642543 >>642544 >>642545 >>642549 Your luck is nearly off the scales! just nearly. clouds happen to be in the right place, a crystal pony turns away from you at the right time.. You get well within boarding distance unseen this time.
Okay. So anyone with ranged capabilities can do the harpoons, 1d20+whatever bonus you have to hit, and 1d8+1 for damage (applied to ship's hull), pulling a ship back is 40 feet a round for something 'light'. cannons will require siege proficiency, might push that job onto Leon and Ginger. Otherwise you should declare which area of the ship you want to strike with them, which may have other affects on the battle with bigger ships.
You are about 70 feet from the rose balloon'd ship full of unicorns, crystal ponies and sheep. They are busy fighting with a swarm of Bathawks and haven't seen you yet. But soon you'll.
>>644420 Hmn… There are already someonne manning the harpoons, Captain is at the wheeel… And as much as I could… ranged attack with a flimsy dagger wouldn't do much to harm a ship right? I sort of awkwardly stand in place waiting as the events unfold, thinking about the possible actions I can take while not being helpful at all!
>>644421 You could try to hit some of the crew, but a dart will pretty much never hurt a ship. Unless you're asking if you can use that bonus to make an attack with the harpoon, which you can. >>644422 You hit it, and put a dent into the back, but the ship's movement prevents it from catching, luckily with nothing attached, reeling back is instant, so you can try again right away. >>644423 You circle around, and are now 50 feet away from the other ship. You could glide over if you wanted I think, but they look pretty well armed. >>644424 What a cute dainty lady you make. >>644425 front, back, side and balloon. You're more likely to break the ropes and pipe connected to the balloon than the thing itself, its pretty durable like your own.
>>644426 The cutest and daintiest But still, standing around isn't doing much to my beauty, nor giving off a good impression to my comrades…I mean mateys! Let's see how good we are at hitting someone standing 50 feet away in a moving ship with a knife fling while also standing in a moving ship! Just to give them a little display of my ~incredible~ skills '1d20+6' '1d6' damage
>>644429 >>644431 >12 You're lucky that its a bit closer now, you are able to make a combined dent into the side, next hit will surely puncture it.. >>644432 >>644433 >>644434 Its a difficult throw, a little too difficult, you miss the target. Also its a crystal pony. >>644430 >>644428 >>644427 You keep the ship at a steady level, the winds on your side for the moment. But the bats are dying off and won't last too long as a distraction. >>644435 >>644436 You use the weakened spot and finally pierce the hull with a loud creak of wood. You can now reel in the ship at a 40 foot per round pace. Its still 50 feet away.
>>644437 >>644439 Oh yes, he is a crystal pony indeed… Let's hope that dagger is a good enough warning for them to know what is about to come, and while we wait…Throw another one at the closest unicorn! I can at least wear them out a bit before the real fight breaks loose and while they are busy… '1d20+6' '1d6'
>>644438 "Aye Aye Captain!" The unicorn sits at the wheel and keeps it steady. >>644438 >>644440 >>644441 >>644442 Thanks to Agro's strong reeling skills the ship is just a hop and skip away. A mere ten feet. >>644443 That's a pretty mean hit to the pony's side, he screams at you in frustration and now everyone is more aware of you, thou they still have a couple large Bathawks on board to deal with, a portion of the crew is ready for you.
>>644444 "Chaaaaaaaarge!" Spin2win changes the bonus to +2 melee and unarmed attack check bonus. I move forth in a single flap of my wings, 40ft to the right, then assaulting the blue stallion there! '1d20+4' Also, initiative. '1d20+12'
>>644444 "SURRENDAH NOW AND YE'LL NOT BE HARMED! IGNORE ME AND YE'LL SUFFER FER IT! GRAAAAAAAHHH!" Fly over and Intimidate the two unicorns and the sheep bunched up against the side. >Menacing Threat: can Threaten 3 targets at once. I roll once, they each roll to resist. >Glint of Madness: Inflict 1d10 Stress damage when Threatening target. Threaten '1d20+3' '1d10' Stress Damage
>>644445 >>644446 You pull it in even closer, your hulls rubbing against each other, so you can simply walk to the other ship. "NEVER YOU FLYING RAT SCUM!" one of the crystal ponies shouts back at you. >>644449 Its close, but you do make it over gap. "Its a pirate sheep!" "The traitorous flock." "get her!" >>644448 >>644447 You both sail over perfectly, landing gracefully on the other deck. >>644455 >>644457 The unicorns are intimidated, and shakes a little in their leather boots, the sheep growls at you. "I didn't come all this way to lose to a flying rat like you."
>>644458 "Ah, but I'm no' a rat, Fluffles, I'm a Bloodsuckah!" I fly up and give them a grin that flashes my fangs at them, my eyes reflecting the light in an unsettling gleam. "An' there's Haggish on the menu tahnight!!!" I'm going to make these three make a mess on their deck by the time I'm done with them. Threaten '1d20+13' '1d10'
>>644468 >>644458 >Best of the Best: Once per scene when you or a teammate who can see or hear you makes a skill check, they can use the highest modifier for that skill among you. Turn that +7 into a +11.
>>644481 >>644477 >>644468 The sheep and crystal ponies with their fresh cuts and scrapes from the battle and adrenaline coursing through their bodies look at you. A flicker of uncertainty plays across their faces. And right at the moment that one of them starts to shake a sheep with a rose colored fluffy hat and a well fitted short dress appears on deck with them. "Don't be cowards. We've beaten scum like this before and we'll do it again." The crew cheers at her and looks more determined to fight you, and the sheep lady disappears back below deck without waiting for a reply. one dice spent
>>646253 Which one's that sheep? I want to make a beeline for her but can't see her! "We shall have it your way!" Spend my full round attacking this sheep in front of me! '1d20+7' '1d10+4' '1d20+7' '1d10+4'
Roll #1 9 + 7 = 16 / Roll #2 4 + 4 = 8 / Roll #3 19 + 7 = 26 / Roll #4 4 + 4 = 8
>>646254 >>646255 She isn't on the map because she isn't on deck, she showed up and inspired the crew and ran below deck. Do you want to go for the door to below deck? That's north of you.
The sheep in front of you tries to block with this polearm, but your unorthodox style throw him off and you manage to land both hits, his armor and fluff somewhat dampening the blow, but not enough to prevent injury blood staining his wool as he gasps.
>>646257 "Bring it on dog! I might have a bone around here for you to chew on." The gem pony retorts back to you, once again bringing attention to you above the other pirates. The unicorn isn't as well armored as some of his friends, and your spear runs through him with ease, his axe dropping to the ground with his body.
>>646259 >>646260 >>646261 We'll have to get you some modifiers on your damage somehow. The sheep's fluff takes most of the hit, barely leaving a scratch on on the guy. "The bathawks are tougher than you. For such a big guy you are soft." The sheep huffs at you.
>>646262 ''Are you prepared for this, darling?'' I ask the unicorn before me, waving my rapier at him with a smug expression. Without giving him time to reply, I take a quick step foward, striking with two swift jabs of my rapier on his side and shoulder >Rapier. Bleed, finesse, Superior, armor piercing '1d20+3' to hit '1d8+2' damage
'1d20+3 to hit again '1d8+2' damage again
Roll #1 16 + 3 = 19 / Roll #2 8 + 2 = 10 / Roll #3 5 + 2 = 7
>>646263 >>646264 Well a nine doesn't hit. Your thin slashing strike hits his shoulder first and then he staggers a bit and causes you to miss, clinking off his crystal body, he struggles to hold his small shield steady now that his joint is injured, but is still interested in your new diamond dog friend more than you.
>>646266 >>646267 It works pretty well actually. The unicorn in front of you shouts at you "I AM GOING TO GET YOU YOU STUPID LITTLE GOAT!" his horn lighting up and his eyes turning into a glare. The merry band of goats toots their trumpets right in the face of the crystal pony engaged in the bathawk and it screams "AAah What the. I can't believe you let goats on here. Almost as bad as rats, cept' rats won't eat your ship's hull."
>>646268 Since the whole round's done for, I will just assume Compass comes up too. Enact the +2 to melee attacks battle plan. "Hey! Don't insult my goats!" '1d20+7' to attack the sheep before me. Twice! '1d10+4' '1d20+7' '1d10+4' and then the crystal pony. Can't give them any rest! '1d20+7' '1d10+4'
Roll #1 8 + 7 = 15 / Roll #2 9 + 4 = 13 / Roll #3 18 + 7 = 25 / Roll #4 7 + 4 = 11 / Roll #5 6 + 7 = 13 / Roll #6 7 + 4 = 11
>>646269 It and all the NPCs do as well.. The northmost bathawk there dies with a shriek, and the southernmost one is forced to land by a weighted rope. One sheep with a spear comes to attack Dania, hitting her for 4 damage, the orange wool'd sheep has a rifle and takes a shot at the captain, but misses. The crystal pony distracted by the goat band misses in his fury. The middle bathawk flies up and draws in a deep breath. The unicorn and crystal pony both rush for Argo. "Dirty dog. Coming on our boat." The crystal pony says and tries to attack him, failing, the unicorn however does land a hit for 6 damage. The unicorn fixated on butters doesn't do anything but keep shouting at her "You're a bad kid you know? I'm going to put you into time out below deck." The sheep and crystal pony engaged with the captain do their best to exchange blows with him, landing a mere 8 damage between the two of them. The sheep takes the full force of the pegasus pony's attack and dies rapidly unnerving the crystal pony beside him.
>>646271 >>646272 Your second attack missed so its a good thing you didn't try to boost that. This pony saw your spear moves before earlier and was more prepared, taking the damage shuts him up for the moment as he grits his teeth in the pain of the wound, he's still hurt from earlier too, even another light hit would take him down at this point. The crystal pony's eyes are glaring at you. "You got any kind of bounty? I bet you have one. You seem like the type."
>>646275 Glaring at the sheep before her, she sighs ''I apologize for this, I have no joy in harming one of my kind…'' I threat him with my rapier before Striking his neck and right shoulder, hopefully to kill him quickly and mostly painlessly '1d20+5' to hit the neck '1d8+2' damage
'1d20+5' again '1d8+2'
Roll #1 2 + 5 = 7 / Roll #2 7 + 2 = 9 / Roll #3 11 + 5 = 16 / Roll #4 8 + 2 = 10
>>646277 The gout troupe moves to I7 to repeat the trick they did last time! '1d20+4' I Threaten the pony I taunted with some stress damage! "Tee-hee, outsmarted by a little goat while your crew falls like leaves from a tree!" '1d20+8'
>>646278 >>646279 The goat troupe is stopped by the crystal pony's presence, and can only move up this far, their sounds too far away from the pony to have a real effect. Your pony however is completely fustrated by your remarks and can't react properly to the little bouncing goat in front of him. "JUST STOP!" The crystal pony shimmers with confidence as she lands a blow onto Agro, an amazing 10 damage. The pony next to her misses. The rifle wielding sheep is cowering in fear and can't move, the crystal pony next to the captain is also stricken with sudden fear and can not move.
The bathawk in the middle opens its beak, its fur shaking, and claws scraping at the air as it screeches loudly disrupting everyone around it and causing the ponies next to it shake in fear. everyone please roll a will save now
>>646281 You feel the cries of the monster echo in your head, you force yourself to snap out of it, just barely.. >>646282 You feel the sound enter your ears, your wool gets static, your hooves shake, your breath quickens, a very sense of fear takes over your mind and you can't move (roll again on your turn) >>646284 That little squeaking bird bat means nothing to you, you can bleat louder and meaner than that even. >>646283 This birdhawk's attempt to scare you simply doesn't work, its actually better than when that gryphon girl back in the Restful Roost tries to sing to you. Now that was scary. >>646286 >>646285 >>646287 The sensitivity of a dog's ears make you vunerable to such a move, but you know well how to counter it, and that little goat is cheering you on. You stay steady and keep your head in battle.
>>646299 You can't shake the feeling of fear from a real predator, this is just too much, you never should have left the castle. You flee to the edge of this ship. You are now frightened and must keep attempting resolve to resume normal actions. Next up Nopony.
>>646302 They move up, but their feint is ignored by the frightened pony. The pony is so scared he runs to the other side of the ship near Dania. The rifle sheep regains his resolve and makes pings the captain's shoulder for 6 damage. The unicorn focuses on the bathawk, launching a net at the creature and struggling to stab it with a spear. Both bathawks are now weighed down by nets. The Crystal pony on the right is following the goat troupe closely clearly bothered by them. "Hey. Don't you walk away from me!" The crystal pony facing off with Agro tries to punch him, but is apparently awful at punching or just tired and misses him. >>646303 The crytal pony on the right replies. "Yea, well control your goats! Or don't bother us while we're fighting bathawks!!" go ahead.
>>646305 >>646306 They stare back at you exhausted, The sheep lowers his gun, the unicorn looking back at you with the spear floating above the bathawk They sigh and nod "Alright.. I give up.." The crystal pony with agro is just ignoring you in favor of trying to punch the dog. The other two are completely fixated on their goats. "What? Are you serious right now?" "I'm kind of busy here. Gotta keep this prankster in check." Those with the 'white flag' gave up. The guy on the edge by Dania is still too scared to do anything.
>>646314 >>646315 Perhaps in a rush to end this fight, or just to show off, you hit the unicorn while he's distracted again by the goat girl and keep hitting him, he tries to block you, but fails miserably, your last swish hitting particularly hard and he falls down onto the floor. Also the sheep lady in the hat from earlier pokes her head out of the cabin and is stunned by the sight she sees. "Oh dear.."
>>646321 Wave at the sheep lady. "Yooohoo! Could you reinforce the idea in the remaining crew that they better surrender to the best-pirates-ever?" Trying diplomacy, just like the captain did! Intimidate! '1d20+11'
The new dog girl Ginger appears on the side of the ship, pushing away the cowering pony there, aiming a gun at the fancy looking sheep. "Should I shoot her Captain?" She calls over to Chance. The crystal pony following the goat band, snaps out of his apparent trance. "…I'm sorry Velvet." and shivers seeing he's surrounded, and next to a bathawk, even though its under a net, its still a little bit scary. The pony sparring with Agro continues to ignore the situation around him and gets a solid hit on, of 4 damage. "Ha! Take that you mutt. Not as tough as you think!" The pony does look a little bit dizzy from being knocked around thou. The two Bathawks here struggle and the ponies keep trying to attack them, but the southern most bathawk gets a grip with its talons and beak, breaking the net and its leathery wings flapping frantically.
>>647221 >>647222 "Aye aye!" Ginger replies and keeps her eyes on the sheep.. You focus on taking out the Beast, how much health could it possibly have after taking so many stabs and bullets from earlier, besides the fact its still in a net means its an easy target, you aim for a wound on its chest, forcing it open and cutting deeply, the beast shrieks and struggles under the net thrashing and clawing at you, but just another inch and it falls silent on the deck.
>>647224 >>647225 "You.." the pony tries to come up with another insult, his attempts to think of one, or block failing as your paws connect to his head and chest, hard. The crystal pony falls limply to the wooden deck, you swear you can see the stars swirling in his eyes.
>>647228 >>647227 >>647229 At the captain's gloating the gryphon redirects himself barreling to land across from the sheep who is staring with anger at your group. "You have balls, for a bunch of sneak attacking low life pirates that is."
>>647228 >>647230 ''Sneak Attacking? Why such a hateful way to put it dear, I would call it…'Opportunists' hmn? Now if you excuse me'' She walks past the crystal pony and stands besides the Captain to finish off the last Bathawk, Feeling a bit motivated with the thought of impressing her captain with her combat skills as she strikes it switfly '1d20+5' '1d8+3' I realized I should have been putting +3 to damage rolls instead of +2 sorry for that
>>647231 Eagerness sometimes can actually lead to greatness, this bathawk seems a little roughed up, but it was in the back behind its flock, so it has more fight left in it. Your slicing attack does tear its left wing a bit, it will have difficulty flying away now.
>>647233 The remaining bathawk moves more to the center and puffs himself up full of air, he struggles a bit because of his injuries, and the unicorn and sheep crewmen step after him aggressively, the sheep apparently being out of bullets resorts to his sword to do some damage. The Lady sheep sighs and steps slightly closer to maybe engage in combat, or maybe size up your level a bit better.
>>647236 >>647237 A puffed out fluffy chest is a perfect target for you, and you set your blades on it without hesitation. The feathered head and beak of the creature letting out one weak dying screech, which barely phases your hardened will.
All enemies defeated. Combat officially over. The sheep in her hat look at the sight and shakes her head. "I let this happen. Losing to pirates. This shame.. I don't doubt that those of you who live will leave after this." "No.. Velvet.. We won't leave you." The conscious gunner sheep replies quickly "We can recover from this even if they take the ship."
>>647239 >>647240 >>647241 "Shuddup, you only won because we had to fight off those monsters.." one of the unicorns replies grumily and sits near his friends as they all gather just south of your group. Arrid taking time to tie each of the live ones up. The Captain sheep goes below deck and drags a chest back up. "Here, its the most valuable stuff we have. Be so polite as to count it on your ship would you?"
>>647244 The sheep just gives you a flat stare. >>647245 "Nooo I want to you stay for tea and cookies." She rolls her eyes at you. "I didn't try to cheat you. Really." There is a special set of potions in her room that would be rather useful. >>647246 >>647248 The poor guy curls up into a ball with his hooves over his head, his horn sparking tiny dull sparks of magic in fear. "Ah! I'm sorry. Please don't hurt us! I didn't mean to insult you Mr. Pirate Captain." The others look away from the sight, as if intimidated and shamed by proxy. >>647247 You can find a few loose coins on deck, and one or two rings from their pockets but finding something well hidden would need a roll.
>>647249 "Tsk." Turn to their captain. "You won't mind showing me your room then, right? I need to refurbish my own." Snap a hoof, motioning my crew. "Take all the guns, even the ones nailed down. And take all their weapons too."
>>647243 ''The most valuable you say?…I highly doubt it, miss Prim Velvet. Certainly the famous bounty hunter from Zha and her crew must have something more in their ship…'' >>647248 >>647247 ''Captain, Arrid, be sure to look for criminals that she might have aprehended in this ship. Velvet is a well known bounty hunter from my home, and if we are in luck, we might have caught her and the crew about to deliver some bandits to law…Which makes me wonder if we could take those criminals to our ship, and take the reward for their capture ourselves…''
>>647260 ''Good thing I remembered to share this!'' >>647261 ''Hmmn…Daring, but she is very well known and precious in Zha…We could get a very high price and a some good attention for this…this plan might backfire horribly captain, are you certain? I mean we already have their gold and can loot their ship to our heart's content, perhaps it would be best if we left her and what few crew she has left to operate their ship and tell them of our crew instead…'' >>647262 ''Ah, wise words Butters'' Pet you between the horns
>>647253 >>647255 The pony armor in question is medium partial plate, decorated with blue and yellow paint, and a single gem in the center. >>647255 >>647252 >>647250 >>647251 The sheep captain scowls at you all the whole time leading you to her room. Its furnished with a plush couch, a white oak desk, and matching white oak cabinets. There are some clothes laying out on her bed, and random papers on her floor. Perhaps jostled from the ride over. She opens up a drawer and hoofs over a case of tiny potions. "I don't know how you knew about this.. But here." >>647254 You lift up a loose floor board in the barracks area, and hiding there is a sack of coins [3d8] silver, and a marble that glows dimly, an image of stars inside of it.
>>647276 ''You read my mind, Arrid'' I nod >>647277 ''Maybe next time Butters~'' >>647279 ''Now, about the bounty, if you please. I know you could use that money to hire more crew, but I'm afraid we will be taking that from your hooves as well'' Smile smugly
>>647275 >>647276 Searching around you see that only the crew was here, and the cell they have on board is empty, thou well kept. It was cleaned out this very morning from the looks of it. You do see one small bathawk is trapped inside of a barrel, your doctor or 'animal expert' might be able to make use of it. Are you also taking her canons? That would be difficult, they are bolted down and very heavy. >>647280 "Whatever.. I never liked that color anyway." She huffs and looks away from you. >>647281 The captives look up helplessly at you, and the unicorn that was scared so badly by your captain a moment ago speaks to you. "Hey.. So.. You just wanted our stuff.. I um.. I have this crystal, that's pretty special.. you'd leave us if you had something like that right?" >>647285 "I knew there was a reason I didn't hire goats on.." >>647282 "Its in the chest I gave you already, or do you just want to humiliate me even more you race traitor? I bet you were banished from the kingdom for being promiscuous with the Prince. A secret scandal of your own?"
>>647296 >Bathawk "Better that thing be the victim of the Doc's experiments than us." Take it along. >Offer "Depends on the baubble, but I do take kindly towards deals. If it's a good one, I'll see to your care."
>>647296 ''Ohohohoho, you flatter me by implying I would have any chance with that gorgeous hunk of a prince Darling.'' I put a hoof to my cheek and snicker >>647297 ''Of course. Once I am back at my own room in our ship, Captain…''
>>647303 "Oh, please. I bet you wanted to run away together or something cheesy like that." "He probably left so we couldn't find out that he slept with a such a barbaric sheep like you." >>647297 >>647300 "Oh, spare me your theatrics." She appears to be doing her best to ignore you. >>647302 They're all too terrified to try and correct you even if they were familiar enough with your homeland. A few of them nod at you. "Yes.. of course. You Lutgardians are the best.." >>647301 "Alright.. don't laugh.. I put it with the buckets and mops, in the box of 'extra soap' since I'm the always the one who refills it.."
>>647312 ''Ooh, Sounds to me like you had a crush on him hmmn? I bet you got motivated to become a bounty hunter to gain his attention, didn't you?'' >>647314 ''Hmmn…But Captain I am so tired from fighting valiantly at your side…Certainly you would not want me to strain my poor arms with such a chore, would you?~'' Wink wink
>>647313 "U-uh thankyou Sir.." The captives reply shakily. >>647314 Str roll to take it up by yourself, auto pass if anyone helps you. >>647315 "You're too young too have such thoughts.." She comments. >>647317 "You, you are a bad influence on that kid."
>>647326 You were given such clear instructions you find it immediately, you can also grab some of their soap if you want, is actually good quality floral scented stuff. The crystal itself is sort of like the ones you found in the ruins, swirls of energy moving inside of it, though instead of round its a triangle, and each side is a different tint of orange. The unicorn seems assured and sighs in relief. >>647329 >>647330 >>647338 With you two assisting the captain you easily bring the sofa to the Techicolor, it being the most colorful thing on the ship at the moment since you didn't paint anything yet. Also you see Leonis and Ginger working on prying up one of the canons together. >>647340 >>647331 She looks a mixture of horrified and disgusted at the idea. "Friends with pirates?! Why would I ever I agree to that?"
>>647345 >>647348 Prim Velvet is silently twitching, probably imagining how terrible and shameful it would be to be captured because of the whim of some goat child. >>647346 You are now officially helping pull up canons. Its not easy work, these bolts are partly rusted in place.