Tell me friend, have you ever heard of Hollow Shades? No? Passing the Foal Mountains, east of Canterlot, you will find the town. It started as a single mushroom farm, having the perfect conditions to grow them. Have you seen the mushrooms that grow there? Some of them are bigger than you and I! But thats not the point! I'm here to tell you about what happened there a few weeks ago.
It is a normal night in the town of Hollow shades A few ponies are enjoying a good drink at the inn, while others are outside enjoying the cool night air.
As the town hall bells start ringing, everyone in town starts gathering around. You can see Mayor Ebonhoof and his councilmare Stardust. He clears his throat before talking to the crowd: "Citizens, we have a problem. Farmer Puddle has spotted a pack of wild beasts! I know we are no warriors, but we have to rise up and defend our village! Grab your weapons and prepare!"
You can heard a loud howl coming from the left part of the town.
>>260755 "Typical, just typical. Classic case of exploitation by the ruling classes. We risked our lives to save all of you, when we could have just made off with the doilies and silverware and horseshoes and ran! I think we're entitled to some payment! Or at least some form of compensation!"
>>260764 "ZEBRA? What does my heritage have ANYTHING to do with this? I don't need any of your racism, Imperialist scum! I demand satisfaction. Either pay us, or at least give us some more work with REAL pay."
>>260848 Hmm…~ >>260854 "This was still our job, before you barged in! We could've handled it ourselves!" I move beside her and throw a hoof over her shoulder. "Though… maybe you can be my payment instead~"
>>260861 "I helped! I clap my hooves together happily "Now why are we in danger? I mean I just took out that bear with my own two horns while the rest you watched! I'd say we're pretty much the opposite of being in danger…"
>>260883 "We're just ponies who want fair and just compensation for our services! It's you Mayor who's the greedy one! Hoarding all the town's taxes for yourself… were you even democratically elected? I highly doubt it at this point!" >>260887 "Exactly!"
>>262330 "Or we get arrested again for 'disrupting the peace' or some shit like that… at least this time we won't have to pawn our stuff to pay bail. Whatever. I'm in. Revolutionaries until the end!" I hold out my hoof.
>>262380 >>262381 >>262384 "Lets go then." After walking for a few minutes you can see the trees change, almost all of them are gray with only a few leaves on them, near the mountain you find a big stone door, its open."
>>262388 Not really sweet, it seems like you pick a old one.
>>268908 "It's not a creature though, it's an animated statue. Me and Mwa have dealt with this before, haven't we Mwa?" I offer her the gem. "For you, Ladimore. Have I mentioned how cute of a name that is, by the way?"
>>268924 "Different? How? Isn't dark magic just… dark magic? Unless you can like, detect the Grogar influence on it or something. …Can you?" I try to pull my eyes away from her and her cute butt and look for something neat. Maybe… a new instrument. Something that has a real nice clear, ringing tone aka +1 to attack. '1d10'
>>268935 I give Mwa a half-glare for that chuckle. >>268938 "…" >>268941 I poke at those tents. Anything? '1d10' "Tents… this must be an old place then that they just found. What do you think Ladimore?"
>>269004 You try to but they already jumped in, they dissapear in front of you.
>>269005 >>269006 >>269007 You peek inside and watch a vortex of souls swirling around. "Is a portal to the realm of the death goat, I dont know how but this monsters activate it, Just watch my back while I finish the ritual.
>>269009 >>269010 >>269011 >>269012 Her eyes and horn start glowing as she start focusing her magic on it. Everything looks fine until you heard a shrierk coming out from the pool, a storm of bones erupts from it forming a monster made of bones and dark magic!