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Diamond Dog Fortress Campfire 379416[Last 50 Posts]

Picking up where we left off.

"Right away, Master!"
You can't hear her run off, but you could hardly hear her response.

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379422

"A proud Diamond dog making sure her work is top notch."

"Unfortunately, I think I made it TOO good. Can you help me out?"

Roll for trying to escape my own trap.


Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

BarkSpawn(DD M/T/I) 379423

I look at the doctor and her slave healer.
"W… what did pony do to me?!"

Boyar (Preacher) 379424

Talk to Prophecy. What's going on? Has Switch started on the militia yet? Anything require my attention?
Do an inventory

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379429

Well, not much to do but twiddle my thumbs and wait. Can't risk digging myself out, I'd get crushed.
Hope the air in here lasts long enough.

Campfire 379447

You stick a small pin into the keyhole on the cages door and are able to pop it open. The diamond dog laughs.
"Are you sure you need my help?"

The doctor brushes his paws off then scratches the unicorn behind his ears.
"He was able to use this Dog's magic to reattach your arm. I don't think he was able to do much more than that though, because your arm is hanging pretty limp."

"The usual. We bought some more anvils so we can expand our metal industry. This means we have been cutting down more trees to fuel our furnaces and forge. Switch and Crunch have not paid much attention to the militia at all, so you may wish to go to them and listen to what they have to say. I have heard talk of siege engines, so you may wish to search the fortress for Dogs that are knowledgeable about that subject. The most pressing concern right now is one of mine: We are running out of room up here. We can fit no more bedrooms on this level, and the tight packed quarters means that if a group of enemies were to get in here and overpower our military they would slaughter us all."

You can hear some rocks start to shift.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379448

Oh la de da. They're certainly taking their time.
I'll hold my complaints until I've reached freedom, however.

Boyar (Preacher) 379449

Okay. Let's go talk to the militia again.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379450

I turn to my assistants.
"How are the three of you feeling?"

Anonymous 379451

"Sorry about that. Guess I was overeager to get them setup and forgot how easily I could disable them. By the way, you have a bow with you, are you part of the militia? I'd like to get some sword training."

Campfire 379454

A few small rocks start to fall and bounce off you.

Two of the dogs are training against wooden and cloth dummies while another tries to organize a hand-to-hand combat demonstration. Two more dogs are talking with him and trying to help him organize it.

They are all smiling.
"We feel great, Master>"
"Yes, we pleased you and did well."

She nods.
"I joined yesterday, follow me."
She turns around and starts walking out of your hole.

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379455

Whoops, dropped the name.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379459

Hm. Don't suppose I could shift myself into a less… pebbly position? '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

BarkSpawn(DD M/T/I) 379460

Smiling with glee at my recovered hands and arm, I sit up from the bed and look at my arm. I then try to move it and see if it works.
"Spring, touch my arm." I look at my pony.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379462

Disregard last post
I smile at them.
"Good. Do you wish to take a break?"

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379463

"I'll get my sword and shield. Hopefully I can get some practice today."

Campfire 379469

Not really. There isn't much room for you to move. The rocks get larger.
And larger.
And larger.
And then a big, grey fist breaks through the wall above your chamber.
"Anything broken, runt?"

They are all full of energy.
"We want whatever you want, Master."

She looks over her shoulder at you.
"You can provide your own? Good, 'cause we've got almost nothing."
She leads you to the entrance of the fortrase and points at a tunnel running off to the left.
"Down there is the barracks. You can't miss it."
With that said she leaves you.

She touches your arm. You can't feel it.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379472

"Just my pride. Found a vein of gems, though, so that's something. Now get me out of here so I can dust myself off and cut them."

Boyar (Preacher) 379475

"It is good to see that you are putting your time to good use. Is there anything the militia needs at this time?"

BarkSpawn(DD M/T/I) 379476

I look at the doctor with a frown.
"What will Bark do with arm now? Cant put traps with this."

I then try to stand up and move it around.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379477

"Very well then. I'm going to consult the siege weapon makers by request from the militia leader for siege weapons. Off we go then."
I head off to find one of the siege weapon makers.

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379480

"Thank you. Enjoy your bow."

What happened to the weapons I bought when I got the slaves? Who got them?

Let's talk to a few of the dogs there and ask them a few questions about which weapons they'll be needing. Let them know I can usually get some from caravans.

"I'm Aidi, the negotiator of the Fort. I was hoping one of you would be able to help me improve my sword skill."

Campfire 379491

He looks at the dull grey cluster and snorts.
"That's nothing. Come see what the big guy found."
You can hear Gem calling out from the end of the tunnel.
"Master, are you safe now? I'm sorry for letting you get buried!"

One of the dogs steps away from a training dummy and salutes you.
"We need a firing range for our archer and any other archers that join. We need more beds and chests to keep our personal things in. We need more armor, even if it's made out of copper."

You get a general idea of how many of what sorts of things the fortress has. Nothing is lacking, but the alcohol reserves are running low.

You flop your arm around while the doctor speaks.
"Once this mutt wakes up you can try having him fix your arm. If he makes it fall off I can try sewing it back on."

The militia, but there was just enough to arm the current members.
They tell you that they don't really care what they get, so long as it is steel. As of now most of them have steel weapons.

You ask around a bit and are directing to a dog enjoying a meal in the dining hall.
"Yes? How can I help you?"

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379494

"Bah. I buried myself, thinking this was a good idea."
I'll head out and go see what that dog was talking about.

Boyar (Preacher) 379496

"Good. I'll see that these things are provided for you. If, for whatever reason, Crunch or Switch is not around, feel free to talk to Prophecy or me. The militia is very important to me, and I want to be sure that you are taken care of."

Let's go to the carpenters. Let's get some beds first.

BarkSpawn(DD M/T/I) 379497

I sigh,
"Thanks you." I nod then look at Spring.
"Enough trap laying today, you and me go back to workshop and rest."

Head back to workshop to rest.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379498

"The militia leader… er, he requested of me that I put forth some sort of… plans for siege weaponry. But I… don't exactly have experience in that. So may I request your assistance?"

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379500

I'll take a note of that for the next caravan. I'll make sure to get a good amount.

"Since I'm here, who can I ask about sword lessons? I have one, but I don't really know how to use it properly, like I've seen other sword dogs use them."

Campfire 379517

He leads you to the staircase traveling deeper into the mine. You pass several layers of stone before you come to a beautiful sight: A vein of orange citrite gems colliding with a vein of dark grey tetrahedrite, and all set in a layer of turquoise microline. The staircase leading up and down have been carved into the citrite vein.
The large diamond dog grins at you.
"Well? What do you think?"

"Thanks, boss."
The dog goes back to hacking away at the training dummy. When you go to one of the carpenter's shops you find a gryphon sawing some wood. She looks up at you.
"Do you have an order, sir?"

The two of you return to your workshop. She stops you at the door.
"Will you be punishing me now, Master?"

"Where do you want to put it? There's no room for a ballista one the dining and sleeping level. We could fit one or two one the manufacturing level, but there is no point in saving the workshops if we are all dead. I could put the almost wherever you want in the mines, but there is nothing down there to protect."

A couple of dogs both raise their hands, then look at each other.
"How about a demonstration and lesson first? Have you ever used a sword before?"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379522

"I don't know! Ask, uh… the militia leader! He just wanted me to make plans."

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379524

"Other than holding it, which I don't think I was doing right, not really, no. I used the shield more."

Boyar (Preacher) 379527

"I need new beds for the militia barracks. Can you do this for me, slave?"

How many will we need?

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379532

I'll run a paw over the veins of gems.
"What do I think? I think you lot are going to keep me busy for a rather long time."
I'll grin at the dog.
"And I couldn't be happier. Looks like we've both got our work cut out for us. Gem! Let's go! Grab a few raw gems and let's get back to the shop! No time to waste."

Campfire 379536

"Alright. I'll ask him after I'm done eating."
His attention returns to his meal.

"A green recruit? Goody."
They both spend a bit of time lecturing and teaching you how to hold a sword and execute some basic techniques.
After that they spar for a couple of rounds so you can see what a sword fight looks like.

"Yes, sir. Master Crunch has praised my work several times."
They will need to more to have enough beds for every current member, but having more beds for future members would be good. Right now there are only eight members of the fortress' military.

She picks a few up off the ground while you break some off the walls. After you both have enough you return to your workshop.

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4 / Roll #2 8 = 8

Boyar (Preacher) 379542

Okay. Have her make twelve. That should hold us for a while.

Go see Moloch. We need to talk about weapons and armor.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379543

Now, let's work some magic. Take a nice orange citrite, and get to work cutting that sucker up. '1d10+4'

Roll #1 8 + 4 = 12

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379545

…Well shit. Now what.
I suppose I go and try to find the trap makers now?

Or I guess Boyar finds me.
"Yes, Brother?"

Campfire 379546

You don't get very much from the lesson they give you, but watching them fight gives you a few ideas.
You are currently rolling to swordfight at -3.

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379550

"Like this?"

Let's see if we learned anything by practicing with the dummy.


I'm gonna work at it until that becomes a +3.

Roll #1 7 - 3 = 4

Boyar (Preacher) 379553

Oh and have her make an equal number of chests.

"We need armor for the militia. Enough for the current number of soldiers and enough to grow. Perhaps twelve suits. Even copper armor would be fine. Can you do this?"

"…how are your new… wards doing?"

Campfire 379556

You cut them up into nice spheres, just like oranges. Gem tries her hoof at a few different shapes.

You hack away at the dummy a few times. One of the dogs stops you after you miss and hit yourself a few times.
"No good. Want another lesson?"

She nods and bows.
"It will be done, sir."

Roll #1 1 - 2 = -1

Aidi [Knight/Farmer/Trapmaker] 379559

"Yes sir! For the sake of the Fortress and myself, I want to learn."

[lemon] 379561

I look at her in bewilderment.
"Wha… No! No… no.. I wont."
I stare at her for a minute.

I then head to bed then look at her.
"Sleeping next to Bark will be enough."

Campfire 379566

She hits the gem to hard and it shatters. Her hoof flies to one of her eyes and she starts screaming.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379568

I'm there in a flash.
"Gem, be calm! Keep your eye shut, but let me see."
How bad is it? Judging from the reaction, she got something in there.

BarkSpawn(DD M/T/I) 379570

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379572

"They're doing quite fine. Now that I have learned to better teach them, they are fast picking up the material and have proven to be a great help among the workshop."

"And I did discuss armaments with the militia leader, but he insisted that I devote my resources towards… siege weaponry."

Campfire 379573

They give yoou another paws-on lesson and demonstartion.

Her eyes quickly run up and down your body and she gulps.
"Yes, Master."
She slowly turns and climbs into your bed.


She relaxes a bit when she realizes you aren't going to use her. Not long after she falls asleep.

She tries to pull her hoof away from her eye but blood starts leaking out. She whimpers and covers her eye again.

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3 / Roll #2 5 = 5

BarkSpawn(DD M/T/I) 379576

Fuck accidentally delete it.
Wrap her and me with a blanket, cuddle her tight and sleep. Nonsexually.
"Good night pony, we have work tomorrow."

OOC: will sleep now until next time.

Campfire 379577

You don't feel like you got anything from that lesson. They offer to try again.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379578

"Hmm. That's what I thought."
I'll hop down to the first aid kit, and pull out a small cloth. Clambering back up my workchair, I'll hold the cloth out.
"Come here for a moment. I need you to hold this against your eye until we get you to the hospital. A gemcutter's eyes are as important as their paws."

Anonymous 379580

"I'm sorry for not being the best student, but please, go ahead."

Boyar (Preacher) 379581

"Siege weaponry? Unnecessary at this time, but certainly something to think about for the future. Right now we need basic arms for our warriors. Concentrate on armor and weapons for now. Once our militia has grown, we will worry about besieging cities."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379587

I nod.
"Alright then. I already crafted a set of bronze swords and shield for the militia, so I'll get started on the armor. Do you have any preference for the style of it? Designs, even?"

Campfire 379589

She grabs the cloth from you. Whimpering, she quickly pulls her hoof back and places the bandage over her eye, then presses on it with her hoof. In the moment that her eyes was exposed you could see a large, glittering chunk of orange.

"We don't mind."
They try again.

Prophesy speaks from behind you.
"Actually, Alpha, the militia leader was talking about defensive siege weaponry. Nothing says "get out of my tunnel" like a bolt as long and thick as my arm moving faster than a pegasus can fly."

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7 / Roll #2 7 = 7

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379591

That is bad.
"Alright, enough work for today. Hospital, now."
And then I'll hop down and lead her there.

Campfire 379593

You feel like you picked up a bit from the paws-on lesson this time.
You will roll at -2.

Aidi 379596

Deep breath, and practice on the dummy. Hopefully, Aidi knows how to not hurt herself.


Boyar (Preacher) 379597

"We need a symbol… But for now let's keep things simple. Place a paw print on the center of the breastplate."

"A good point, Prophecy. If the trap makers come up with designs for that, it seems worthwhile. But it is all irrelevant if our warriors can't even stand against our enemies."

Aidi 379598



Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379599

"Paw print… got it."

"And uh, Brother, some dogs actually have a specialization in siege weaponry. We don't need to trouble the trapmakers with it."

Boyar (Preacher) 379602

"Well, then it is a fine idea for whoever's job it is. But the point remains: Basic weaponry and armor is the first priority. Siege weapons are secondary."


Come on, Android + Chrome.


Roll #1 10 - 2 = 8

Campfire 379610

The two of you go down to the hospital and the doctor greets you.
"Will you be needed me or the magical dog?"

They don't stop you as you attack the dummy. Once you finish they both clap you on the back with their paws.
"That was good work. Want to join up?"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379614

I nod.
"Alright. Me and my assistants shall get to work on that immediately then."
I head back to my workshop, and…
I take out a piece of the lesser quality pieces of steal and attempt to hammer out a design that I can use as a pattern for future pieces.
And of course my lovely assistants aid me. I'll let you roll for that though.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379616

"Both, if she's to keep her eye. You are a good enough surgeon to get the shard out of there without taking out the entire eye, aren't you?"


"I still have my other duties, but I promise to be here as much as possible."

[S]Is the training session over?[/s]

Campfire 379635

You have only one bar of steel. Your assistants try to help you out without any lesson fresh in their heads, but the work you did with them earlier still there.

"Yes I am, but the other dog is out right now."
He takes gem back to an operating room. A few minutes later he leads her out with a patch over her eye.
"The eye is a mess, but most of it is still there. Once Lorik wakes up you can have him try to fix her eye. I'd not take that patch off her eye, if I were you."
He practically growls when he says Lorik's name.

"Good to hear. We need every dog we can get."
Only if you want it to be. You will be rolling at -1 now.
Aidi: Sword: Skill Level: Dabbling -3 0/5 Successes. +1 from lesson. +1 from demonstration.

Roll #1 2, 6, 7 - 1 = 14

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379637

I'll look at the unconscious dogtor.
"What did he do? Sounds like he practically murdered somedog."

Campfire 379639

The stallion gets hit pretty bad by a hammer, but with the help of the two slaves all of you are able to make something that looks sort of like a sword.

Boyar (Preacher) 379641

Okay. Now go talk to the miners. Let's see about getting a training area and target range dug.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379644

…But that wasn't even what we were attempting to make!
I probably should have specified that…
…and jesus christ what was i even thinking when i wrote that post. I meant one of the lesser quality pieces of metal. Like the cheap shitty stuff.

Aidi 379649

Let's keep going, just a bit more. Let's have them critique my stance and shield use while practicing against the dummy.


Roll #1 9 - 1 = 8

Campfire 379650

The doctor growls again.
"He might of. A theif stabbed a dog and nearly killed him. I was operating on him when that damn fool came bumbling along and nearly killed him with his magic. I fixed him up as best I could, but now all there is to do is wait."

What were you trying to do?

The head miner nods and gives you a couple of dogs. You lead them back to the barracks and show them where to dig. While they do so another dog gives you a scrap of paper.
"Boss, I just found this. It's what the diamond dog merchants want the next time they show up."

"You are doing pretty good for a beginner. Wanna keep going?"
Your character sheet says you brought an axe and a shield with you. You don't have to train with those if you use them.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379651

I'll shake my head.
"And the unicorn assistant that's left to you? Has he picked up any medical magic?"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379652

Craft a dummy set of armor to use as a template for the proper sets. More roleplay than anything else, with a side of preparation roll bonus fishing I guess.

Aidi 379653

I didn't even think about that. Could I work towards improving my axe and board skills, then?

Otherwise, I should go seek out the doctor dig.

Boyar (Preacher) 379654

"Oh, thank you… soldier."

What's on the note?

Campfire 379655

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"None. Lorik didn't have much time to teach the slave before I was forced to sedate him."

You forge a dummy set of armor. It doesn't look very good and there are several places where it is too thick, too thin, or provides no protection.

>While they do so another dog gives you a scrap of paper.

It would take more doing then we have time for tonight, or even tomorrow. Once you get rid of negative modifiers it becomes very hard to get positive modifiers.
You go down to the hospital. Pom and his slave are there, talking to the doctor.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379657

I attempt to forge a new one then, correcting the mistakes in the previous set, still out of junk metal.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379658

Spit to the side.
"Useless. And I'd hopes for him after what he did to the last dog that got impaled."
I'll shake my head.
"Any other directions for the bandages? When to change them, that sort of thing?"

Aidi 379664

Giving a sort of salute
"Doctor, I was hoping you'd be able to take a new worker. I'm employed to work the farms, but I'd like to learn a bit to help the injured dogs and slaves outside."

Campfire 379672

You send the old one to be scrapped. You manage to make a better one this time while your slaves watch.

"Send her to me ever few hours so that I can change the bandage on her eye. I will have her tell you once the bandage no longer needs to be changed."

He raises an eyebrow.
"Really now? What do you know about healing?"

Boyar (Preacher) 379674

Campfire 379675

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379676

I dig?

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379677

"It would be easier just to leave her here for the moment, then. Once her eye is recovered to the point the bandages don't need to be changed, you can send her back to me."
I'll look at the unconscious Lorik.
"And if that lump wakes up, tell him he gets one chance to fix her eye. One."

Aidi 379678

"Nothing more than basic aid for cuts and bruises, sir. I'd like to learn more to at least be a credit to the fortress."

Campfire 379680

Roll if you want to.

Gem starts to cry.
"Please don't leave me, Master! I am sorry I hurt myself and broke your gem!"

He nods.
"I can give you lectures, but a paws on lesson will have to wait until we get another hurt dog or slave."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379681

Now, using that as a pattern, I attempt to get to work on a proper set, made from silver.
Do I get any bonuses for the preparation, or was that just for roleplay's sake?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379682

I was told to dig.

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

Boyar (Preacher) 379683

Show the list to Prophecy.

"Moloch can make the weapons and armor, I'm sure. The tools, instruments, splints, and… wooden crowns? …could all be made by the carpenters.

"We should buy seeds from the next caravan.

"Could we form a fishing party? Have them go fish at the lake?"

Aidi 379687

"The lectures would be great. I would like to be prepared for whatever can come in."

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379689

"That isn't the problem. I can't interrupt your lessons by sending you back here every few hours. Your orders are to rest and heal until you are fit to resume your lessons. And you do need more lessons. Especially on how to control that strength of yours."
I'll fold my arms.
"Now, are you going to disobey your master's orders and weep like a pup, or are you going to be a good slave, stop crying, and follow your orders to rest?"

Campfire 379705

Just roleplay. The slaves can get a bonus, I guess.
You make a perfect set of armor out of silver. It won't be useful in combat, but it will sell for a nice price.

You find several more clusters of citrite.

He takes the list and looks at it.
"Several dogs are already fishing in the nearby ponds. They are catching small fish. You should be able to find a few barrels of preserved fish in the new food stores behind the kitchen. I'll let the carpenters know what to focus on making."

"Follow me."
He takes you to a back room and has his unicorn slave hold up a few anatomical charts for diamond dogs and uses his donkey slave as an anatomical model for equines. He also goes over a variety of plants that can be used for medicinal purposes.

Her crying turns into sniffles.
"Sorry, Master."
She turns and walks into the hospital's back area.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379708

Is my slave around?

Campfire 379709

His lecture was very illuminating.
Rolling at -2 to use the Medicine skill.

Campfire 379711

She is behind you watching you dig.
"Do you need anything remembered, Master?"

Aidi 379713

I'm going to review what he taught me.


Roll #1 7 - 2 = 5

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379714

Poke her in the chest.
"Go ask overseer! Ask dig deeper!"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379715

I take it to Boyar immediately and present it to him.
Could I get an inventory of metals again, and possibly a list of which would be the most effective for armor crafting?

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379716

I'll nod as she goes.
Head back to the shop, and look over the citrine spheres.
"In the event she loses that eye, she'll need a replacement. A shame we don't have any enchanters laying about, but a false eye will have to do, if it comes to it."
I'll place the cut gems in their bin, and then investigate the shards of the citrine Gem shattered. Any of it useable? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Campfire 379719

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He shakes his head.
"No, that isn't how those plants are used. Listen more carefully this time."

"Yes, master."
She runs up the stairs and comes back a few minuets later.
"He says dig sideways. Explore the levels you have found."


They are all too small to be used as a fake eye.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379722

I meant for anything at all. The eye would have been made of something closer to her own eye color.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379726

Pet her head.
"Good pony."

Looks like it is time to take the digging to the side.

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

Aidi 379727

"Let me try again, sir. Aloe vera is used for burns, and…"


Roll #1 5 - 2 = 3

Campfire 379730

There is always your old friend, the glassmaker.

You keep find more gems, but not as many as before.

Your mind has drawn a blank.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379731

Ah yes. The glassmaker.
But I'll wait on that until I know for certain her eye is lost. Don't want to just have a fake eye rolling around, after all.
I suppose I'll sweep the shards into a waste bin and get to work on another citrine, if there are any left. '1d10+4'

Roll #1 1 + 4 = 5

Aidi 379732

Roll to remember melanonychia and other under-fur ailments.


Roll #1 8 - 2 = 6

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379733

Try to go a level higher and dig sideways?

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

Campfire 379735

You step on a pile of sharp shard, then slip on some blood and fall on the pile. You look like a fabulous porcupine now.

"Very good."
He launches into a more indepth lesson.

You find a few small pockets of tetrahedrite.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Campfire 379736

The lesson was too indepth and you weren't able to get anything from it.
Rolling at -4.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379737

And zulu's out for the day so this will just happen tomorrow I guess
I return to my workshop and look to my assistants.
"Well… with that done, I suppose we should begin with proper production now."
I wipe my brow and begin…
I guess I attempt to forge 2 copper bars worth of armor, for lack of any better material in useful quantities.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379738

I'll breathe in sharply.
Suppose I should have cleaned that up first.
Giving a small exclamation of my displeasure, I'll sweep the debris on the floor into the waste bin, as well as mop up as much of the floor as I can with a loose rag.
"This just hasn't been my day."
Crystal slivers can be nasty business, so I suppose it's back to the Doc to make sure they're all out.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379739

I'm a dog and I'm digging a hole.
Diggy diggy hole.
I'm digging a hole.

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

Aidi 379740

"Um, cancer of the pancreas requires non-surgical interventions as well as complicated surgery, which includes…"


Roll #1 10 - 4 = 6

Campfire 379742

Each piece of armor costs a bar. The hands, feet, chest, legs, and head need armor.
You make a pair of high boots and a pair of gauntlets. The slaves watch as you work.
"Master, will you give us another lesson and let us make some?"

You gingerly make your way down to the hospital. The jackass sees you come in.
"The doctor is giving a lesson. Follow me."
He walks deeper into the hospital.

Ignoring your slave and paying absolutely no mind to leaving supporting columns, you dig out a large area. The first inkling that this may have been a bad idea you get is a ton of rocks crashing down on you. You have caused a cavein and are now trapped.

His smile grows wider and wider as he listens.
"Very good, very good! You got it all perfectly. Now pay attention, there is still more we have to cover."
He pulls some books out of a chest and shows you different passages from them.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Campfire 379743

The books are in a language you can't read, and so is most of what he says.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379744

I'll follow the ass.
"Just put me in a different room than Gem. I wouldn't be able to stand her bawling over my own errors."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379746

I guess I begin crafting the remaining pieces of armor.

Roll #1 2, 4, 5 = 11

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379748


Roll #1 6 = 6

Aidi 379752

I've done pretty well on the anatomy and herbalism parts, maybe I can link the pictures I saw.

"Anaphylactic shock is an extreme allergic reaction that usually involves heart failure, circulatory collapse, a severe asthma-like difficulty in breathing, like I am experiencing now, and sometimes results in death."


Roll #1 2 - 4 = -2

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379753

Dig myself out?

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

Campfire 379763

"The doctor may wish to have his apprentice try too heal you. Please follow me, sir."

You mash each of the things you try to make.

You teach pretty well, however.
"May we try now, Master?"

"No, no, no, no, no! Were you even listening to what I was saying?"
The ass walks into the room you two are in.
"There is a patient, sir."
The doctor snaps his book shut and lifts you up.
"If you can't focus long enough to make it through an entire lecture then I'm not sure I want you as an apprentice. If you can't fix this patient up, then you can get out of my hospital."

The rocks are big, but you are bigger. Without breaking a sweat you are able to dig a few tunnels through the caved in area then pop out next to a very worried looking zebra mare.
"Master? Are you alright?"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379766

"Bleh… certainly you may. You might even do a better job than me."
I chuckle and offer them the tools and apparel, standing by to supervise.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Aidi 379769

"I'm sorry sir!"

I look to the zebra and ask what's wrong with the patient?

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379770

Flick her on her nose.
"Bad pony! Why not say cave in?"

Campfire 379774

They get to work under your watchful eye.

Ain't no zebra here. The patient is Pom when he comes into the room you are in.
He has left the anatomical charts lying around. You will be rolling at -3.

She trembles.
"I-I am sorry, Master. I will warn you more loudly in the future."

Roll #1 9, 8, 9 = 26

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379775

I nod and scratch my head.
"More dig?"

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379776

"Oh. Right."
I'll look at Aidi.
"Don't make it worse, if you don't mind."

Campfire 379777

Each of them perform very well. Not wanting to try anything complicated they instead make functional, if not well-fitting, copper breastplates.

Aidi 379778

"Okay, first thing first, establish the root of the problem. Note what is going on and ask questions about it, One, what caused the bleeding on your paws, sir?"


Roll #1 4 - 3 = 1

Campfire 379782

The zebra is quite a for a few seconds as she chews on her lip.
"Master…are you not hungry after everything you have done today?"

"Pom Rainian, do you mind if my slaves try to help? They could use some more practical experience."

The wounds on his back are obvious. It is also obvious that they were inflicted as part of a failed suicide attempt. Pom is obviously suffering from severe depression.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379785

I'll eyeball Aidi for a second.
"I would prefer it, actually."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379788

I applaud their efforts.
"Well done! Very well done! These are excellent pieces, Brown, Earth and Zebra!"

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379791

I turn to her.
"Kopaz walk much. Kopaz hungry. Not alpha and overseer say Kopaz dig. Kopaz dig, not eat."

Aidi 379792

I whisper to myself:
"Oh dear, let's get the bleeding stopped first, before it drives him to make any rash decisions. I should inform the Alpha or his Second about this afterwards."


Roll #1 4 - 3 = 1

Campfire 379795

"Thank you. Slaves, remember what I have taught you."
They both get to work on you.

Roll #1 4, 9 - 1 = 12

Campfire 379802

They all blush.
"Thank you, Master. May we try again?"

She is quite for a few more seconds before speaking.
"I am sure you don't need their permission to eat. I am sure you have already done more digging than most of them have done today."

Voice, the unicorn, isn't sure what to do once he has removed all of the biggest shards of crystal. The doctor scowls at him and he sits in the corner with his head hung low as the jackass remove the shards, washes the wounds, then bandages them.
"Very good, Jack. Very good."

He could slit his throat with a scalpel at anytime time. Now is not the time for waiting, but for action! You grab a syringe full of anesthetic that the doctor was showing you and inject it into Pom, who falls unconscious instantly.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379803

And down I go.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379804

Tilt my head.
"Pony say Kopaz not dig and go eat?"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379805

"Certainly. Your work is of excellent quality, though, if I may make a few suggestions…"
And then I tell them what needs to be improved.
And again, rolling for supervision.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Aidi 379807

"Alright donkey, help me make sure the dog doesn't have ANY sharp things near him. We have to help him before it's too late."



Roll #1 3 - 3 = 0

Campfire 379809

She has stopped pausing before she speaks.
"I…think you should rest and eat, Master. You have found lots of gems and metal for the pack, and part of the mountain fell on you. Don't you think you deserve a break?"

You grab some straps off a table and the world goes dark.

You open your eyes and see the doctor rolling smelling slats under your nose.

They get back to work.

Roll #1 6, 8, 8 = 22

Aidi 379811

And down I go.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379812

"…why was I unconscious? I thought they had finished."

Campfire 379813

They make some more pieces that match the quality of the last items. they hang their heads.
"We are sorry these are not better, Master."

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379814

"Just got fort. Must prove worth. Stay with pack."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379816

I chuckle and smile at them.
"They may not be better, but they're certainly no worse! And considering how early in your apprenticeship this is, that is very good! Very, very good! Would you like to try again?"

Campfire 379820

"Aidi, gems know why, sedated you and starting yelling nonsense. It's shame, she was showing so much promise."
You can see Aidi passed out on the floor.

"You won't be leaving the pack, master. The diamond dogs haave a food area set up for you."

They catch themselves and the color drains out of their faces.
"W-what we m-mean, Master, is do you, uh, want us too?"

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379824

I scratch my head.

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379826

I'll just shake my head.
"What is with dogs and this hospital. I swear to the glittering one, you're the only sane one that comes in here."
I'll sit up a bit.
"Now, am I fit to work, or am I going to have to sit here and get bandages swapped out every so often as well?"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379828

I pat each of them on their heads, still smiling.
"If you want to, then certainly! All you need is but to ask me. It brings me great joy to see you take such an interest in my craft."

Campfire 379834

"I will show you, Master. Please follow me, Master."
She leads you the stairs, past several digging dogs you cheer as you walk past,out of the mines, across some open ground, into the fortress, and past a few hallways. You are now in a large room. Yoou can see a butcher's workshop, a kitchen, several barrels that smell like food, aand a room full of tables and chairs.

"We want to do whatever you want us to, Master."
The zebra stallion continues when the others stop speaking.
"But I also like to do this, Master. Are you saying that we may ask you to this and you will let us do it even when you aren't making anything?"

"Don't do any running and stay off rocky ground for a few days and you will be fine. Slaves, take Aidi back to her room and give her something to wake her up."
the slaves pick Aidi up and carry her out of the hospital.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379837

Sit down.
"Where food?"

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379840

I'll raise an eyebrow.
"Stay off rocky ground? What do you want me to do, fly? I can't exactly spend a few days in bed, either."
I'll briefly consider riding Gem around, but discard the notion. She's got enough trouble with her eye.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379842

"Of course. And please, feel no fear in asking me a question, any question."

Campfire 379848

She brings over a few plates balanced on her back on one in her mouth. She put the plate in her mouth down on the table across from you and put the other in front of you. They are piled high with savory meat pies. She then leaves and returns with a few mugs of strong smelling liquid for you and a sweet smelling one for her. She sits down across from you and watches you.
"Are you pleased, Master?"

"What I meant was stay in the fortress where the ground is made out of sand and clay."

"Thank you, Mistress. May we work now?"

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379850

And supervision time.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379851

I nod.
"Smell good."
Start eating.
Does it taste good too?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379852

"That I can do. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've a shop to mop up."
And I'll hop down and head off there.

Aidi 379853

Those slaves better not have dumped my body outside. At least the trade depot would be acceptable.

Campfire 379854


It tastes very good. Lots of different meats and animals parts.
"Thank you for your praise, Master."
She stays quite and eats while watching you.

You are now back at you shop.

You wake up in your room. You thought you heard the door close, but you aren't certain.

Roll #1 2, 5, 8 = 15

Pom Rainian [M Runt Dog Gemcutter] 379855

Good. And now I'll clean it up.
I'm going to bed, thanks for running.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379856

Finish eating and drinking.
Keep sitting and look at her.
"Not hungry. Food good."

Campfire 379857

Brown smashes the thing he was working on and nearly gets his hoof caught in it.
Zebra makes something, but you cannot tell what it is supposed to be.
Earth makes another breastplate, and this one looks like it might even fit somewhat comfortably.


"It is good, Master. Shall we find your room now for when it is time to sleep?"

Aidi [DD Knight] 379858

"Looks like it'll be up to me and my blades to keep them safe, then."

Let's check on the slaves and see if we have any word on when the next caravan comes through.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379860

"Mm… perhaps it may be time to retire for the day. Overworking helps nobody, after all. Still, you all did an excellent job today and I am very proud of you all."
I smile at them.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379864

I nod.
"Pony remember where room?"

Campfire 379870

The slaves in the pen are doing fine. No one is sure when the next caravan will arive, but at least one has been arriving every season so far.

They bow.
"Thank you, Master. And thank you for letting us work."

She smiles.
"No, but I am sure we can ask and find it. Maybe if we can find one of the diamond dogs leading the fort he will know?"

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379874

"Find not alpha?"

Aidi [DD Knight] 379877

"Let's just go to sleep. Tomorrow is another day, another idea to put in place.."

With that, I am off.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379878

"You are welcome. And,"
I return their bow, albeit more awkwardly.
"Thank you for being so eager to work. Now come, let us depart to bed now."
I leave and head back to my room.

Campfire 379881

"Do you know his name? If not, I can ask around. I mean, if you want me to, Master."
She smiles at you.

You leave, but they do not follow you. They seem to be so shocked that you bowed to them that they cannot move.

Goodnight. Who are you talking to?

Aidi [DD Knight] 379883

It was to myself.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379884

I return back, noticing they weren't following.
"Yes? What's wrong?"

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379885

Do I remember his name?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Campfire 379886

They don't respond. Instead they stare forwards, their eyes wide.


Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379887

"Not alpha name Prophecy."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379888

"Erm… Brown? Earth? Zebra? Hello?"
I wave a paw at them.

Campfire 379889

She finishes her food and drink.
"Do you wish to look for him, Master, or follow me while I look?"

They start to come to.

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379890

I tilt my head at them curiously.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379891

"Pony not know where not alpha? Why?"

Campfire 379892

"Please don't do that to us again."

"The fortress is a bog place and diamond dogs like to move around. I am sure he is here somewhere though, Master."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379893

"Do what?"
I scratch my head.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379901

"Go, pony! Find!"

Campfire 379906

One of them speaks in a small voice while shivering and staring at the floor.

She bows and runs off. A few minutes later she returns.
"I know where your room is, Master."

Moloch [Charlatan Smith/Woodworker] 379910

"What is wrong with bowing?"

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379912

Stand up and motion for her with a paw.

Campfire 379920

She continues in her small voice.
"We are slaves, Master. We are not supposed to be bowed to."

Follow me. She leads you out of the kitchen and into a tight corridor lined with many doors. It twists and turns but she finally leads you through a door.
"Here it is, Master. Your room."
The room is very small, only three units by two units. The walls are plain yellow sand and clay. There is a bed and next to it is a chest to hold things.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379923

Is there anything in the chest?
If not, put some of the ores and gems I was carrying with me in it.

"Pony remember where room!"

Campfire 379926

Nope. It's empty. You put your ores and gems in it.
"Yes, Master. Would you like to ask for another bed so that I may stay with you and help you remember things, Master?"

Moloch 379927

I frown.
"You are not slaves to me."

Campfire 379929

They go into shock again.

Moloch 379935

I kneel down to their eye level.
"…I apologize. My line of thinking is… a bit extreme, compared to that of my pack's. Just… I do not wish for you to suffer in forced servitude. I do not wish that of anyone."

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379941

Shake my head.
"Bed for dogs. Rug for pony."

Campfire 379942

The unicorn speak in a soft, monotone voice
"We are not suffering. We enjoy serving. We enjoy our orders. We are not suffering. We enjoy serving. We live to serve."

She looks sad for a second, but then goes back to smiling.
"Yes, Master. Shall we sleep now?"

Moloch 379944

I frown, but pull all three into an awkward hug.
"Very well then… Let's just go to bed."

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379945

"Yes. Kopaz walk much. Tired."

Go to bed.
"Pony stay. Pony not wake!"

Campfire 379946

They follow you back to your room, staying quiet and keeping their gaze on the floor.

"I will stay here until you wake, yes Master."
She curls up on the rug.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379948

"Good pony."
And then the dog slept.

Moloch 379949

I'm assuming since some time has passed their beds are complete?
"…Please. As… As your master, I wish for you three to go to sleep and get a good night's rest."

Campfire 379950

You sleep.

They speak, again in a monotone voice.
"hank you for giving us orders, Master."
They all get into their beds and go to sleep.

Kopaz [Landkeeper] 379952

Can I get a good rest after my long walk and trials and a cave falling on me?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Moloch 379953

And then I also sleep, very troubled.
And that's it for me, night!

Campfire 379959

Yes. It is a good rest.



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