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Stay back, child, avert your eyes
This is the moment when my hope dies
Hide my child, but be not afraid
I will kill them all, or fall by their blade

A peaceful night has fallen after a wild party.
For all except Brickhouse, who is about to have a very nasty surprise.


Let's just get this over with




"'Nite Breezy"
Astral Projection and then teleport to pumpkin

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"That would make me just a blade without a soul. Shadow Song warned me about this.
When serving my Lord, I shall not know fear, I shall not know doubt.
But when back to my life, there is nothing I'll need more than an anchor to reality."
Am I getting emotional here?


He smiles
"You are my sun and stars…"
Brickhouse finds a broken lock
"…my moon and snow…"
He picks it up and looks around
"…my one, my all, my love and joy…"
All too late does he notice the pony above him
"…my truly beloved wife, princess and queen…"
He swings a wide punch at the intruder
"…now and forever"
DING >>182568
He is.




"Your lord should be your anchor, im just saying what I know about assassins."


Nope, cold as fuck. I really am becoming a Lordblade after all.
"That's not really gonna save my soul in the end, is it?"
Sigh and look at the moon, laying on my back.


"Awww, that was very sweet…"
Give him a kiss.


"Do you really need a soul?"


"Maybe I just want one. To keep feeling."


"What kind of a question is that?"


"Like I said before, im sure she will understand."


"Assassins are cold ponies, no feelings, no remorse, nothing at all, a soul sound like a flaw to me."


"Is a fair question to ask someony like me. I'm not entirely sure I need a soul either."
"I hope you are right.."

What are we waiting for, DM?


"But you can't really live without a soul. You'd be a zombie or something."
Getting tired of waiting for my first potion to finish developing I put it to the side and try to brew another of the same kind.

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


Laugh it up
"Not without a soul like that. But is nice to see you still can think along those lines, despite what is happening around us."


Would my coming back help the story move forwrard?


"They exist, trust me and they are more than zombies."


"Gotta stay positive."

"I know they exist, believe me."

I try to brew a third one.

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


I looks a bit hazy, but should work.
"All I want to do is make you happy. And make you mine. Forever."
The intruder slashes Brickhouse in the face before slinking back. The huge pony rears up and smashes a table near the unknown one, but another drops in silently from behind, stabbing him in the flank


So how about that horsesex huh?


Fuckshitcunt he was bro tier!


"Just the fact that you love me back and we are together is enough to make me happy."


"Hey, Pumpkin, that wing potion is ready. Not sure why you wanted it though."
I pull out one of the feathers Anita gave me and get to work on making a Mirror Image potion.

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


"Let's say it's a gift. Bearing loves to fly."


Oh, Brickhouse, we hardly knew ye, yet ye grew fondly in our hearts and minds. I always thought of you as Butler from Artemis Fowl, and thought that Prima was lucky to have you.


The boss will be revealed after a few more rounds with Nopo.
I just need to kill off Brickhouse and assassinate Prima
Right now is open RP time.
Your constant moving around is not really helping his performance, even if the booze has made you really sensitive
"Guh… I could use a bit of guidance down here"
"And that makes me very happy indeed. Oh there is so much more I'd wish to do for you…"
Brickhouse bucks sharply, catching the newly arrived assassin in the neck, sending him skidding. He then focuses on the first assassin who tries to attack again
"…explore you…"
the assassin's knife sinks into his shoulder, but Brickhouse breaks into a shoulder charge, crushing the assassin between him and the wall with a sickening crack
"…touch you…"
as the assassin kicks around helplessly on the floor, struggling to draw breath with a collapsed lung between bouts of vomiting blood
"…love you…"
the other assassin recovers and throws some power at Brickhouse's eyes, blinding him
This is becoming an old standard of yours. Looks about right in consistency. Passable. Not brilliant.


"Sounds like a fun mare."
I shove him my second successful Wings potion and the mirror image one.
"That bright glowing one is another Wings potion. The other one should make a duplicate image of you."

I start brewing a plain old illusions potion with a feather.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


wait here


I roll my eyes and press my crotch against his face

"Having trouble finding all the parts, love?"

Roll #0 7 = 7


I giggle again.
"And what's stopping you? It's only you and me here and now~"


Catch and put a label on each potion
"She's gonna love this.."
smirk to myself.


Having pleasured the three mares until they passed out, I stumble out of the room, and decide I simply have to make things right with Prima, I head back to the mansion and see what is going on there.


Wait this looks wrong… smells tasty though.
Drink it?
He does not reply, but tries to do better thanks to your loving guidance
>he presses you down on the bed
>"then guide me in my love, and let us become one"
Wiping his eyes, Brickhouse realizes this must be powdered glass. But he can still hear the assassin's hooves. And he remembers where the hat rack is.
>As the prince slowly, softly pushes into you
he grabs the thick wooden rack and swings it with remarkable accuracy, catching the second assassin in the leg as
>he pumps faster, devoting a loving gaze into your eyes and a soft kiss on your lips. All the while
a third figure lurks in the shadow, leaping out to stab Brickhouse in the neck. He rears up and roars, swinging wildly, sending this new foe flying into
>a deep sense of ecstasy washes over you
a wall. He finally cleans his eyes and sees
>"What more could you want?"

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6


Well shit would you look at that.
You walk into a time rift.
You will arrive once the assassin business is done
Unless this is suicide. Because you won't walk out of there.


His performance is average at best.
Must be his big ego that stops him from admitting he has no idea how this works.


Hmmmm. Mom always said to never drink a potion it something seems wrong with it, but it smells so good. Maybe I can test it on Prima tomorrow.
I pour a few drops into an empty bottle and cork both of them before putting them into my bag. After that I try making another illusion potion.

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


Now that looks more proper.
Nice colour to it too. No cloudiness. A good solid potion. A lesser cook would be proud.


okay, just take me to where pumpkin is then.


I lay under him and enjoy the feeling of us finally becoming one.

"ooh, nothing, I want nothing more than you Frostmourne!"


"That's impressive! You got a lot of prograss since last time I saw you doing this!"
think about a moment
"Oh, and anyway, the food was great. Even if it was poisoned!"


'1d10' to find clues the where my friends have gone.

Roll #1 7 = 7


Give him a grateful kiss afterwards either way.

"That was nice… Thank you love."

Roll #0 7 = 7


I nudge it towards Pumpkin and start working on another one.
"One illusion potion done."

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


"Oh yeah it was delicious."


Label and pocket that one too.


There are lights at the palace. They must be there.
Probably took the prince to sleep.
>"Then enjoy it in full, for as long as it lasts"
Brickhouse, bloodied and beaten, charges at this fourth adversary, only for it to vault over him, kicking his neck apart as he does.
The massive pony collapses, paralyzed from the neck down as his victor walks over to him, takes one look and plants a dagger into his brain.
He then turns to the other three
"Spread the oil and mold. I will deal with the target."
He then vanishes
>"…was it good for you?"
"One day I will do even better!"


After finishing >>182664 I give it to Pumpkin and brew a Conjure Weapon potion from one of Frosty's hairs.

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9


I pant slightly and look at him lovingly.
"Yes! Yes it was perfect! I was waiting so long for this!"


Alright, lets check out the Palace.


Label both and put them safely away.
"I'm not even sure what to do with this one! I guess I could try some ethereal dagger, if the occasion arises.."
Notice she's approaching
"Who goes?"


Roll to not die in your sleep


"Kilana! Are you feeling better? You were pretty drunk back there."


That would be unfortunate

Roll #0 6 = 6


"I actually meant that for me, but whatever."
I brew another one.

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9


"Ahah, no here have it back.
I really can't use all those fancy weapons.
But tell me something, that conjured armor.. how much does it weight?"


And then I read the second half of his post and stand up, pulling a Summon Armor potion out of my bag. I pull the cork out and put it to my lips, but don't drink yet.


"Fo' sure! I am feelin' goood"
am I feeling less drunk? '1d10'
"Hey, Its me your gurl Kilana!" I call out to him.

Roll #1 6 = 6


I chuckle

"Of course you will love. Don't worry about it. Now that we've both simmered down a lil'… how was your day? "


Instead, you are rudely awoken by a sharp wire biting into your throat
"So, you are awake, princess. Well, no matter. It will all be over soon. With you and your father gone, the union of Rosefall and Wintersgrasp can no longer threaten Equestria…"
Roll to not die




"Ah? What's happening? Who are you? WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY FATHER!"

Squirm around and fight back!

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Hey Kilana! Guess what, Prima drugged the food! That's why we all started going crazy and so on."
meet us at the palace.


"Oh good, you were acting a little weird back there."


I'll just stumble over to wherever the rest of the party is

"Excuse me for my bout of intoxication, but.. I'll need someone to fill me in on the going ons here."


"Nu uh, Mah girl Prima would never do that!" I snap my hooves a bit. "Well, she ain't my girl no more, but she still ain't that rotten."


"Prima drugged food and drinks, we caught her in time to stop Frosty from.. A misfortunate accident.
Then, we took him to bed. He should be sleeping now."
"Ask Corn right here! He cooked everything, and he realized it was drugged!"


You are more or less composed again.
Venus took you back to the dorm to sleep it off
"Morning. Or, well, night."
"I thought about what you said. About quitting as an instructor."
The squirming only makes the wire bite deeper
He kicks you in the back
"I had to drag your father by his guts up half a mile of mountain road before he broke and revealed his mission. He was on the way to have King Iswandir accept you to become the future queen of Wintersgrasp and Rosefall. I simply could not allow that to come to pass"
He yanks harder on the wire
That might have broken your neck


Stab him with my horn or something!

Roll #0 7 = 7


"Well, we did get pretty smashed back there, man.. this was a good night.." I smile thinking of the three peacefully sleeping mares.


"And that's three favours I owe you now, dear. I just hope you'll be gentle~"

Head on over to where the rest of the party are, then.


"I'd prefer my fun time to be without drugs I didn't ask for."


"Oh, hi."
I cork the potion and put it back in my bag.

"It's true. She and her giant thug gave me poisoned ingredients. I have a way to get back at her though."


"What about it?"


You jab him with your horn a few times, angering him enough to hoist you up by the wire and slam you down on the floor.
He then stomps on your spine for leverage and pulls on the wire again, the cut on his face dripping a little blood
"And you the last words on his blue lips were 'Prima. My princess' Forgive me. Bella. Forgive me'. As a final act of love, he revealed to me exactly who was to become this future princess. Ironic."
He once again yanks sharply
Live but a moment longer
"I won't. Gentle isn't nearly as fun as hearing you squeal."
"I think I could. I mean, there are other capable instructors. And you need me. Frosty needs me. It only makes sense I quit."


I look at you and nod slowly, I still seem a little off to you probably. "yea, but this.. It was the chance of a lyfe tyme, I couldn't pass that shit up."
"Whoa brotha, you talkin' about cookin' up revenge?" I look interested.


"Do tell, but I think I'll go with a more direct approach.."


So where would I be now?


"I messed up a potion and have no idea what it will do if somepony drinks it. All I need to do is catch her off guard and pour it down her throat"


At the palace with the others


"Oh, just for you, then. You've earned it."

"Damn it! I thought this would happen, but I dismissed it as a paranoid raving… all because I couldn't find any water was why I was out of commission for tonight! Gahh…"


Do not faint! Don't let the tears blur my vision! Stay concious!
"You… F-fucker!"

Smash the window with my magic and shoot him with the shards!

Roll #0 3 = 3


After saying that I sit down and try to brew a teleport potion with one of Anita's feathers.

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"I get the feeling there's a but coming right up."


"I dunno, I thought ya'll didn't do revenge?"


"Tried to pull that with miss Venia, we ended up giving her wings.
I don't know if it's a good idea."
"Don't worry, he's safe now. And I think he hasn't done anything too embarassing."


"Is that really… wise? What if you kill her? Do you really want that on your conscience? I don't…"


"Hey she's a treath to the Prince! We must take her out of the picture anyway!"


"No, no, that'll implicate us as well. Our best bet for vengeance would be to convict her through the courts, though perhaps we could… assist in that regard by 'digging' up more evidence.


"She is a noble lady you cant just kill her."


Your horn lights up as tears stain your cheeks.
You tug desperately at the heavy planks over the window, but nothing happens.
Small droplets of blood drip from your neck as the wire bites in deeper
"And with you gone, princess, all I need to do if kill the prince and king.
This nation will fall.
Equestria will prevail."
…"it's time to go princess, come on! We'll go get ice cream on the way"
Go on.
Daddy is waiting for you.


"A treath to the crown? That's what lordblades are meant for."



"Shes not a treath."


"…well no. Not really. I think I can trust someone else to teach the classes. And if all else fails, I can always give private lessons like you do, I guess. Right?"


"W-Where are we going Daddy?"


"Prima wants the nation to be successful, she's a heartless bitch but she doesn't want to kill anyone."


"Drug the prince and an entire school just to get boned? She is a treath!"


"After tonight I'm almost ready to poison her."

"Then in that case I learn something useful about a new potion and try to make her believe I knew what I was doing all along."

"I don't think it would kill her…"

"I guess you are right about the first part, but Frosty doesn't want anyone speaking of this night again."

I sit for a few seconds and think.
"Hey, Pumpkin, can you test my potion for me if you ever get the chance?"


"Shes just a little confused, thats it."


"Home. Mommy is waiting for us."
And she is. Just like she used to be. Before she got sick.


"Look, I've said it before and I'll say it again. Do what is best for Wintergrasp."


"Hmm. We can be sworn to secrecy, but then that just means… say, do you know a potion for memory loss?"


"I can agree she doesn't deserve to die, but she'll never be able to see the prince again."
"… Sure, next sparring I have with Shadow Song I'll try to coat her with it."


"Thats better."


I walk towards the light with Daddy by my side.
"Mommy? Is that really you? Can you talk again?"


"No, or maybe I just forgot."
I laugh a little at my bad joke then cough and blush.

"Whoa there. I'm pretty sure is has to be drunk, and also pretty sure it shouldn't be used on a friendly. I have absolutely no idea what this thing does."


I shake my head, "You really think this the right move?" rolling to not revert back to revenge-fullness.



Roll #1 4 = 4


"…That was terrible. This is a serious situation and you're making jokes!"


"We gotta protect ourselves in some way! I don't want to be backstabbed by Prima ever again!"
"This might make everything a little bit harder… Maybe I can test it on some animals."


"Eh, not now that I think about it. I'm really, really mad, but she pissed off the prince so I think she will be getting hers soon enough."



"What about some.. convincing? She would get in some trouble if word got out that she drugged a whole party, to say the least. She can be our pawn if she doesn't wish to have her life ruined utterly."


"Ideally it should be a pony, or some kind of person. I could always try and figure out what it does in my little lab, but that might take a while."

"The prince says he doesn't want it brought up. I'm not sure why, but after hearing what Prima was after I can probably guess."


"Yo, dat biatch be goin' down! Ain't no hoe gonna stomp on mah homies." I begin plotting an elaborate revenge scheme with you. "Dat potion bit ain't gunna cut it, we need ta' dig deepa', put some ink well traps here and dere.. sum buckets o' crabs, and sum kinda pit fall wit all kindza slimy junk in et."


"Yes my sweet, and we have so much to talk about"
She gives you a warm smile as you all slowly fade away.
The Lordblade wipes his wire and walks back downstairs.
His associates bow.
Well, two of them do. The last is propped up against the wall, his clothes stained in blood and vomit
"Are we ready"
"Yes. All is as it needs to be. No bodies. No evidence."
"Good. You. Run back to our lord. Tell him that love is dead. The union of Wintersgrasp and Rosefall has been prevented and the threat to Equestria dealt with. I will stay and take the lives of the prince and king, then follow. Now go."
The assassin bows and vanishes into the night sky
The other one bows and walks out alongside his master.
The last, broken one sits in silence. Once the two have made it out, he looks around him.
The floor is messy with blood. His. His friends'. That giant thug's…
Lamp oil has been spread across the floors and walls.
Packs of explosive mold stacked by support beams.
He sighs and coughs up some more blood, then kicks a table over, dropping a candle into the flammable sea that is the floor.
As the flames roar he looks up and praises the sun.
And in an explosion of fire and splinters, all evidence of the assassins and their victims disappear in smoke.

Unflinching, two shadows make their way towards the palace


I perk my ears up.
"Did anyone hear anything?"


"She doesn't need to know that we'll never actually bring it to light, doe she? Besides, if I can find the correct spell, we'll simply make her exact memory vanish."

Just making sure I have all my equipment with me here, at least a dagger


"Who else is that.."


"Like, an explosion of some sort… we should probably alert some guards."


"Good idea."


"We should worry about Frosty instead."


I look out the window. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Yeah, let's go."
I back my stuff up and get ready to follow the others.


"Yeah, lemme see if I can see what it is."
Fly outside and perch up somewhere high and try to locate where the explosion came from.

Roll #0 7 = 7



Also, did we hear that explosion?






Look around for dangers.

Roll #0 10 = 10


"Wait, what? What is the meaning of this?"




I run to the window and look out.


Fly back down to them.
"I- Should I go check it out?! It might… The Lordblades might be behind this!"


"If it's them, they'll be coming here next! They knew Frosty would be there tonight!"


"Someone else got our revenge.. dere's no way she survived dat.." I sit down and instant regret hits me. "She said.. I was different, that I was her real friend.. not like the others.. how can dis be?"


"Why would the Lordblades target Prima-!"

"Damn it! She's the daughter of Rosefall's ambassador! And they might think she's Frosty's special somepony too, come to think of it! Of course she'd be a high-value target! Get the guards, NOW!"


Attempt to look around for guards

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Then we have to warn him, come on!"
I fly towards Frosty's room.



Roll #0 10 = 10


I follow.
"Frooostyyyy! Danger alert! The Lordblades might be here!"


I follow along trying to hold back my tears.


"W-wha ?"


It is over my child, come out of hiding
After all this time, I can now stop fighting
Come hug me my child, my stars, my skies
But whatever you do, don't open your eyes

After a violent explosion tore apart the mansion Prima had hosted a ball in, the guards are on high alert, storming to the remains.
The prince and Sunrise are in their room
Venia and Unyielding in theirs
And the others together elsewhere in the castle

The Lordblade is coming.




I assume Unyielding and I heard that

"… what was dat?"



"Sounded like an explosion… more mold must have gone off somewhere."
The guards heard it too and are swarming everywhere
Two guards look in
"Did you see what happened?"
"Stay with them, I need to make sure the prince is safe"
That second guard… you've seen him somewhere before… but where?
>If you don't remember, having the plot tell you is DC7



The guard who was headed there salutes and runs ahead
"Go back kids, it might not be safe. Sgt Shieldbash will take everyone's names once you get to the dining hall."


"You tink we should go check?"


I didn't read the spoiler last time in the meta.
Where did I see him?

Roll #0 4 = 4


Good boy. Have an auto-pass
Waitaminute. That was Hailstone, the guard who got injured in the basement after falling through the floor.
…but he seemed to be walking just fine right now
"Probably. Just listen to all that commotion."
Unyielding gets up and heads to the door, then stops a guard running past and questions him


I get up as well and stretch, letting out a yawn.

How shitfaced am I still?

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Whats goin on."


He's going for the prince.
Stealth, follow him.

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


"We gotta make sure Fros- the Prince is okay!"


I believe I was about to check on the prince. '1d10' To find him.

Roll #1 9 = 9


Inexplicably, you find this whole thing really funny.
Like ha ha funny.
Sobering up requires a willpower roll of DC8, and can be tried any time.
"An explosion at the mansion my lady. Now please stay safe, the guards are on their way to check it out."
As the door guard is talking to Valnia you silently glide over him and scurry up a wall to trail Hailstone in the cover of the shadows near the ceiling.
All the guards in the palace are storming out to get to the explosion site.
Hailstone is headed upstairs.
"We have guards dispatched to secure him. He will be brought down to the dining hall with the others for protection until we clear up what has happened."
He must still be in his room.
The guard who came to check on the party assures you he is safe and that Guardspony Hailstone will be back with him and the others send to protect him shortly.


Stop him.

Roll #0 4 = 4


"I gotta check on him anyways!"
Mirror Image to confuse the guard as I try to fly past the guard and head towards where I assume the Prince might be.

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


If Songbird can do it then so can I! Let's try!


Roll #0 5 = 5


"Ok, stay with me."


"Are you sure? I'd really prefer to be by his side personally.." I try to convey my concern. "We already lost one important pony, we don't want to lose anymore.."



"The Lordblade is a guard! DON'T LET ANYONE OUT OF YOUR SIGHT OR BE ALONE! "


Roll to prepare a trap somewhere

Roll #0 4 = 4


Backstab a guard? Are you SURE?
The guard fails to even notice you left.
You rush out of the room, notice Pumpkin up in the rafters and see a guard hurrying for the Prince's room.
"An explosion lady Venia. The prince is being secured as we speak. You should probably come with us to the dining hall."
"Yes, the death of Lady Dolce was a great one. Still. I'm not sure if I should let children run along on their own"


No I'm not.
Just keep following him.
If he tries anything I'll jump at him.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


Fly up to the room and try to beat them there!

Roll #0 2 = 2


Eurgh, clear my head up

"Well yes dat was obvious… but where? What exploded? Are we being attacked?"

Roll #0 6 = 6


Examine them closely. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


The guard in the room thinks for a moment
"Damn those lordblades… good thing we have larger patrols everywhere so nobody goes alone. Well, save for a few who need to take messages around, like me and Hailstone."
Hailstone makes it past the guard masses. It seems all of the palace guards are either keeping watch at the dining hall or out to check the explosion site.
After he sees everything is clear he trots along to the two guards who are waiting for him near the Royal Quarters. They salute, and say the king and queen have been secured, while guard Mossy Boulder is getting Unyielding and Venia.
You are a bit too huge (and drunk) to fly accurately enough. After hitting some walls, Pumpkin grabs you and pulls you up into the rafters as well
"The mansion that was being built exploded. I believe it was used as a temporary residence by Rosefall's Ambassador Vainglorious and his family."
Hailstone left to warn the prince
This guard has a nasty facial scar AND IS WEARING THE SYMBOL OF THE SUN ON HIS NECK no wait that's just a common gold amulet…


"He's no good. He's up to something!"


"What!? Oh no… This has to be… GAH!"

Conjure myself a lightning sword

"Wherez de prince!?"

'1d10' to sober up

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

Roll #1 6 = 6


"I know, he isn't even limping anymore. Has anyone gone to check on Frosty yet?"
Stay hidden and follow Hailstone.


"I was going too… but I don't think I can get by him. Should I try again?"


"Guard, where is the prince?"


"Well, okay.. Where should we go then? Some of our friends might have still been in that mansion!"


"Go for it. I'll keep watch over here."


Stay hidden and keep following Hailstone.


The guard and Unyielding both look a bit worried as you slur your words while summoning a lightning weapon
"The prince is in his quarters. We have send guards to get him."
"In his quarters my lady"
"The mansion site is off limits. I can escort everyone to the meeting area in the main dining hall if you need me to."


I nod and take off again.
Gonna try the same trick again.
Mirror image to distract and slip by him!

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


"Can you bring him here?"


Oh crap.
I hope the guards are distracted enough by this show to allow me to slip by and get to Frosty's chamber.

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


Now conjure a set of heavy lightning armor

"Guardz? How many times do I need to tell you guardz don't stop Lordblades dammit!"

To the prince's quarters! On the double! And sober up already you stupid mare!


Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

Roll #1 1 = 1


Hailstone looks up
He rushes off as the guards pull their weapons.
"This room is not safe. It is easier to defend everyone in one place than small packs of-"
He perks his ears
"THEY FOUND THE LORDBLADE! Stay safe everyone I must go clear this up!"
He hurries out
The guards only saw Anita.
You are still hidden.
Wreathed in lightning and wielding a mighty, glorious blade
…you throw up in a very unheroic manner.
…stupid beer…


"I'm good now!"


Roll #0 9 = 9


Crap. Grab Anita and Vanish away with her!
Back somewhere safe!

Roll #0 4 = 4



roll to secure another trap in case this place becomes an arena

Roll #0 5 = 5


Chase after him!
"He's the Lordbalde! Get him!"
Try to use my mirror double to trip him!

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


"She's telling the truth, get him!"




try to run past them to the prince's room in to commotion. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


This must have been that Shadow Song did too.
Not pretty, but clears the mind damn well.
You vanish…
…barely past the guard.
They turn around
"Two lordblades?"
"No you idiot, the other is just a helper. Don't you know anything?"
"No need to worry, we had two guards watching the prince's door. Hailstone is the third."
Then he runs off
You also trap the door to close in on anyone looking in, trapping them by the neck
The guards confusedly spin to face the other way as a mirror image swoops over and dunks Hailstone
He gets up and whistles, prompting an assassin from another rafter to fall down and plant his knife in one of the two guards.
Hailstone then vanishes in a blast of smoke
The chase is on
You see the guard Hailstone vanish as an assassin kills one of the other guards in the hall

Venia is now sober on the royal quarters floor
The party is in the hallway leading to the stairwell that takes to the floor with the royal quarters
Lordblade Hailstone's location is unknown
The other assassin has just appeared
One guard and one sergeant are with the party, facing the assassin.


Astral projection, where is everyone


Toss my lightning sword over to Unyielding and conjure myself another one


Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


Nevermind, use that projection to locate the assassin

Roll #0 4 = 4


Magic Bolt at the assassin!

Roll #0 6 = 6


"Anita! I leave this to you!"
Get to the prince!

Roll #0 9 = 9


Yikes, keep looking for the prince. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Inspire the group.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


"Yes my love.
…Don't you dare die on me."
You join the guard and rush out.
You can go get the prince or go downstairs to help the party
The assassin is in the hall before the stairwell.
You do not know where the Lordblade is
Your bolt scrapes the assassin, prompting him to leap off the dead guard
You rush off and reach the prince's room.
He has jammed the door on the inside
The prince is in his room on the next floor up from you.
With grand words you reinforce the wills of all present.
If they will ever to see peace again, let them fight now with all their hearts.
+2 to all rolls next round.

The assassin pulls out a second knife and takes a readied stance.
Roll 2d10 for all actions against him.
The second roll is to avoid his second attack.


"Dammit, Shadow Song was right about her gut feeling!"

The prince is priority here! Get to him!


Blow his fucking head off!

Roll #0 5 = 5


Keep the inspire song.

Roll #0 7, 8 + 4 = 19


Run the hell away from the assassin, and get to frosty. '1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12



-Frosty has jammed his door on the TOP FLOOR
-Pumpkin, Venia and Unyielding are on the TOP FLOOR
-Everyone else is fighting an unnamed [Assassin] on the FLOOR BELOW THE TOP FLOOR
-The [Lordblade] has vanished SOMEWHERE


"Frosty, lordblades!" Find somewhere Hailstone might have went through.

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


Teleport the assassin's legs into the stone wall
'1d10' to avoid

Roll #0 9 + 4 = 13

Roll #1 10 = 10


"Venia! Unyelding! There's a lordblade here!"


Alright, can I use my ten to cheap shot unarmed assassin?


"I figured, Shadow Song warned me something was ahoof earlier…"

Knock as hard as I can on the door.

"FROSTMOURN! Open up! Are you alright?"


You get to his door and find Pumpkin there
As you focus on the spell, the assassin kicks off a wall, does a little spin and slams his knife through your talon, then lands on his hooves
While Valnia keeps on her inspiring tirade, only stopping to breathe in as she calmly ducks under knife strikes
Aaaand Kilana runs away, abandoning the others to fight.
"I heard! I though the might pick the lock so I jammed the door. Only way in now is the window, and he'd need to get to it via the roof"
The assassin, frustrated with Valnia's calm dodging, swoops in to strike Nylis instead, only to get teleported sideways into a wall. He is stuck for now.
"I'm fine! Look, it might take a while to clear the door! He'll most likely try the roof to reach my window."
You used it to run off without getting hit. You are now with Pumpkin and Venia.


If we're not with the prince…

Yell "FROSTY! THERE YOU ARE!" in the direction of the trapped door. Roll to bluff

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


Son of a bitch!
Try that again!

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"Block the window then! That's where he'll try to enter! And clear away from the door pronto!"

Fuck the lightning sword, get myself a giant lightning hammer instead

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


works for me.
"Hey, is everything okay in there Prince?!" '1d10' to hear anything going on inside his room.

Roll #1 6 = 6


"On it! Unyelding, let's flank him!"
Do I have the +2 from the insppire crit?
Fly over one side of the window and hide.
'1d10+2' to fly
'r2 1d10+2' for stealth

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4 / Roll #2 6 + 2 = 8


Push the assassin down with magic.

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


Teleport onto him and break all his legs while he's still there
'1d10' to avoid damage if I still need to

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4

Roll #1 9 = 9




I watch your summoning with Awe.


The assassin's eyes sharpen and he nudges his hooves, twisting a little, then kicks sharply, ripping his sleeves and leaving them and his shoes in the stones. What a trick! He must be a trained escape artist!
He then bounces off Verne's head and >>183775
twists in the air to catch the magic bolt, only to have one of his knives blown away.
He lands with a thud but quickly regains his footing
His reaction was entirely valid. It sounded like a chorus of thunderclaps hailing the arrival of the lord of storms itself.
In your hoof sits a hammer worthy of gods. A weapon legends would speak of if they saw it.
"I've trapped the window and blocked the door! That's all I could do."
You need to get to the roof first. The window is on the outer wall.
You grasp the assassin with magic and throw him across the floor
Meanwhile Nylis teleports near him and stars flailing wildly. Though all the flailing manages is sending his singed knife sliding away.
The assassin then grabs her head and slams it against the wall, before returning his attention to the door Verne was looking at earlier


"Just get away from the door!"

Power attack. Create a new door.

Roll #0 8 = 8


Ugh. Fucking ow
Vanish and stab one of his eyes

Roll #0 4 = 4


Keep him in the floor.

Roll #0 9 = 9


By blasting through it, that is


Well do that! Fly up to the roof and stealth!

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12


Do it again, but aim for one of his knees!

Roll #0 9 = 9


If Venia opens a new door, don't fly.
Just stealth.


I remember to write a song about this blade later, and just focus on keep watch for the assassin. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


I pull one of my Summon Armor potions out of my bag and drink it.
'1d10' to avoid the assassin's attack.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Roll #1 7 = 7


Looking for some lightning armor here.


In a rain of splinters you explode the door and all the junk behind it.
As the dust settles, Frostmourn shakily gets up, the last bits of his armour of light dropping off and breaking, a few drops of blood falling from the points splinters hit him.
Sunrise, who he was guarding, gets up too.
Frosty coughs
"..Was that entirely necessary?"
Time to try out this new skill! Ok, just like the poem said!
She took his hoof, that so long hath suffered
And with loving care tied up his wounds
She gazed in his eyes, so deep yet bothered
And whispered in his ear "I love you"
The assassin, momentarily confused, jams his knife in your knee, then kicks you away and head for the door
Valnia and Anita leap into action, grabbing the assassin and sending him tumbling again before blasting one of his legs out
He struggles up, taking note of his smashed leg, and throw out some sort of bomb on the floor.
You drink the potion, and as you do, your body generates an incredible electric charge which manifests as a suit of armour around you
There is some noise on the roof.

Unyielding goes help the prince up.
"I'll secure the kids! Someone go find that damn Lordblade!"


Teleport the bomb away from us!

Roll #0 4 = 4


"On it!"
Go up that fucking roof already!
And stealth!

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


I step inside cautiously. "I don't know, but where's here now.. You heard the explosion right? It was probably meant for you.. "


Catch the bomb with magic and throw it away.

Roll #0 6 = 6


fuck you auto correct.




Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


I curl up into a ball and drink one of my Conjure Weapon potions while imagining an axe made of lightning.

Roll #0 3 = 3


"No wall or trapped door is going to stop me from being by your side."

Get rid of my own lightning armor and put it on the prince instead.

"Unyielding, guard him with your life and get him someplace well guarded without windows! I'm going to go gut this son of a bitch…"

Go to the roof like Pumpkin said he would

I wonder if Shadow Song is around…

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


The assassin sees you power up your catalyst and grins, then throws a dart into your other talon, making you drop it
"I heard it, yes. Seems a bit drastic just to kill me…"
You lift up the bomb and toss it aside before it can explode into… confetti?
And then then assassin fell over, a knife jutting out of his head, teleported there by Nylis.
A can of deodorant appears in your hooves

As you reach the roof, you see the Lordblade.
He has discarded his guard outfit and is now wearing a form-fitting leather uniform. It is emblazoned with dark symbols of the sun and moon, and the decorative lines help blur his shape, forming a stylized skull over his chest. The build of the outfit seems to dampen all sound he makes while moving.
He turns to look at you, his face covered in a hood decorated into a leering death mask.


"Why Nylis?"
Go look for Pumpkin.

Roll #0 10 = 10


I assume I'm still stealthed. If so, open with a backstab.
If not, use
for Vanish, mail field for backstab.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Lets get you too the safe room before something else happens." I urge him and Sunrise along, after helping them up. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


I put the can in my bag and pull the knife out of the assassin's head before running up to Frosty's room.


The famed Lordblade…

Magic Bolt! Hit him from a distance!

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Too many knives to my leg, and fuck if he wouldn'tve killed himself like last time!"
Try to replicate that heal spell on my leg before following the group

Roll #0 4 = 4


My catalyst is a hat though. Do I still need to hold it with a talon to use it?
"We gotta get to Frost!"
Follow the party to the Prince.

Roll #0 1 = 1


He is on the roof! Must be!
You puff up some snow to cover your leap and aim your blade for the Lordblade's throat
He turns as he sees you, jabbing out a hoof, catching you by the throat.
You feel a sharp stab in your chest.
He then grabs your hoof, twists the knife away and throws you across the rooftop
Unyielding says you could go to wither the king's room, his room, join the others in the dining hall, or go to one of the storage rooms, as those have no windows and only one door.
You meet up with Kilana, Frosty, Unyielding and Sunrise there
The calmly dodges it, then flicks out a dagger and throws it at you, pinging you painfully in the horn.
-1 to cast spells next turn.
L-lets see… Cauterize… blood vessels, then energize… flesh to ARGH! OW! AH! Damnit this was easier before you knew it hurt!
The leg isn't really any better.
You put the hat back on your head.
Oh you big silly, why were you holding it in your talon?
You go to the prince and those who are with him (Kilana and Corn)


"Where's the Lordblade?"


I huff and charge in. Power attack with my lightning warhammer!

Roll #0 9 = 9


This is not pain.
This is the burning flesh and the weak body.
This is nothing compared to real pain.
Vanish and attack again! '1d10'
Backstab! 'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 10 = 10


"On the roof!"

Run to the roof and inspire the group.

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"Where's the Lordblade?!"


Follow valnia and teleport.the lordblade's suit off from him into the castle

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


I take out my second Conjure Armor potion and put it on the ground.
"Sunrise, drinking this should let you conjure a set of armor like Frosty does. Drink it if you think you'll need it."
After saying that I fly out the window and try to spot the Lordblade.

Roll #0 4 = 4


You heft your hammer into a sturdy grip and charge in. Placing the entire weight of your body into the blow, you swing wide, catching the Lordblade as he looks at the doorway as Valnia arrives.
Your blow lifts him high into the air, electricity coursing through him, making his muscles twitch and shake.
As Venia strikes him, you blast up more snow and leap up a tower's side, flipping off and jamming your blade into the base of the lordblade's neck, breaking his shoulder and leaving one of his hooves useless.
Your arrival served as a good distraction and it, combined with your inspiring song, pushes the party to fight even harder!
+1 to all rolls next turn
You tare off his mask via magic, revealing he is indeed the soldier Hailstone.
You now have a barbed dart in your hoof.


Where am I now?


With the dead assassin in the corridor.
Most others are on the roof or with Frostmourn and Unyielding.


Fly up to the roof after hearing all the commotion and try to locate the lordblade, then shoot him with a magic bolt!

Roll #0 7 + 1 = 8

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8


Vanish and stab out an eye

Roll #0 8 + 1 = 9


Backstab once more!

Roll #0 6 + 1 = 7


First, check the dead assassin's body. If someone else comes to clean up…

Roll #0 6 = 6


Slam his face into the ground with my telekinesis.

"Where are your little pets? Come on! WHERE ARE YOU? YOU NEED TO HELP YOUR MASTER, LITTLE PETS!"

Roll #0 4 = 4


Keep the buff on.

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


"Shiit " get them all away from the window. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


Uh, forgot to add the +1 modifier


I fly in and stab at one of wings or his side with my knife.

Roll #0 1 = 1


Not too hard to see him, though he is silent, he is still visible.
Your magic bolt catches him off guard, blasting his broken hoof into an even more mangled state.
In a moment of roguelike unity, you leap at the Lordblade from both sides, stabbing him in the back and eye.
He does a quick spin, kicks both of you away and leaps back, tossing out a fan of darts
one catches Venia in the back leg, taking out her balance
while the rest hit Corn, taking out his wing as he flies in close, causing him to collapse on the rooftop.
Unyielding suggests you all head to the main hall for safety while he goes help the others.
Frostmourn nods.
You maintain the inspired feeling.
+2 to all rolls.
He had a
-sealed letter
-sun pendant

The Lordblade consolidates his position and drinks a vial from his belt, then checks his mangled hoof and visibly frowns.


Take all these with me and go meet up with the others.


Frown on this.
Vanish '1d10+2'
Backstab 'r2 1d10+2'

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6 / Roll #2 7 + 2 = 9


I try to pick the darts out as I stand back up.

Roll #0 8 = 8


I grunt

"Where are your associates then!? Still scurrying around in the shadows somewhere like a bunch of craven weasels!?"

Magic Bolt!

Roll #0 8 = 8


"ite', Lets roll prince!" Take Fourtmourn and company to the safe zone/ hall, cover their escape with my own flank. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


Send it at him and try to… claw his eyes out!

Roll #0 2 + 4 = 6


Teleport a brick into his chest

Not a stone

Not a pebble

A fucking stonewall brick

Roll #0 7 + 4 = 11


Levitate his potions and belt with magic.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


I keep forgetting this shit


You help the prince and sunrise to the packed dining hall, seeing Verne on the way down and hearing a loud scream as you go.
You run into Kilana taking Frostmourn and Sunrise to the main hall.
And shortly before the roof, Unyielding, bloodied against the wall by the stairs.
You're getting the hang of this vanish thing.
You disappear in another puff and slash the Lordblade's leg, dropping him to a pained knee
You pull the barbed darts out, losing a few feathers in the process. No lasting damage but -4 to flight for the rest of the night.
As the Lordblade lashes out to push Pumpkin away, your magic bolt strikes him in the back of the head, sending him on his face
He spits out the blood and snow, spinning around to throw one more dart volley as >>184009
Anita's doppelganger slashes him face, forcing him to cover it
He is trapped as fuck.
You did manage to pull the empty vial away though.
And his belt. It has darts and a holster for his knife.


So wait, is he helpless?
"Rot in Tartarus, bastard!"

Roll #0 3 = 3


DO I have any mirror image potions on me? If I do I drink one, and if I don't I try to brew one really quick while the lordblade is trapped.

Roll #0 4 = 4


Area check! Any sign of his little pets?

Roll #0 6 = 6


"Frosty! Sunrise! And Kilana, too, good to see you're all safe! I'm going to check on the others! And you get to safety as well, Mr Anvil!"

Trap the entrance to where they came from.


Roll #0 5 = 5




"Verne, its good to see you, we have to hurry, the others can't hold off that guys for long.." I try to hurry the Prince and Sunrise to safety. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Hey! We gotta keep him alive to interrogate him!"
Try to restrain his hooves.

Roll #0 3 = 3


Astral projection to find some rope and teleport it here

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


Stop my swing.
"You are right, he can't move."
Can I cut off the muscles of his hooves so he can't walk?

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Hey, use this"
Magic the rope over


"He's an escape artist. Even I can get free from some rope!"
Maybe if I make really tight knots..

Roll #0 4 = 4


The Lordblade grins at you
"You are a load of sad, sad little ponies. What do you think any of this will help you?"
Indeed, where the hell are they?
This potion looks like a load of piss…
You get them to the dining hall and the soldiers let you in. More or less everyone else from the palace is here, with a dozen guards keeping the entrances.


I throw it away and try again.
"Kill him already!"

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Then I guess you better kill him, because the last one pulled his way out of a stone wall


"Shut up. Nopony asked for your monologue on how equestria will prevail and all that."
Try to maim his legs. Really fuck him up so he can't walk anymore.
"Tie some rope around his mouth, he might try to bite some poison!"

Roll #0 4 = 4


Wait a second, both of those should have been six.


"Please sir, be quiet."


"Pumpkin, we need to find his companions. Lordblades are never alone according to Shadow Song."

Inspect the area!

Roll #0 9 = 9


Oh fine.
This potion looks decent.
"Okay then. Take your time."
He just smiles. What a dick.


"No, you fool! We need to extract what information we can from him? And.. use him as proof of Equestria's evil."

I assume I'm with everyone on the roof now.

"You will provide information on your activities and of Equestria, including but not limited to her goals and capabilities. Then we will hold you hostage and use you as proof of the atrocities their god-rulers are responsible for."


"Ite, ya'll stay here, I gotta go check on the others." Unyeilding didn't make it back with me.. I go back and look for him, no pony left behind! '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


'1d10' to trap the area around him, 'r2 1d10' to make sure he can't see what I'm doing

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 7 = 7


Can I assume enough damage has been done to his legs he won't walk for a while?
Don't tell me he can conjure wings or teleport or is a pegasus or some shit!
Take the mask he dropped to the ground and pocket it away, then look around for more Assassins.
"You are right. Where are Unyelding, Sunrise and the Prince?"

Roll #0 8 = 8


Teleport his back legs into each other and then use astral projection to locate any more '1d10'

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12

Roll #1 6 = 6


I drink it.
"Don't let him talk! Kill him! He's just like the bastard that killed Medve!"

Roll #0 6 = 6


I land back down and walk up towards the group, slowing my walk as I reach them and realize something.
"Didn't Venia say that they are trained to resist pain? Can we really draw information out of him?"


"Not yet Corn."


"They went to the main hall, where everyone else is. I set some more security measures just in case."


"Plan as you please, child. Let it bring you comfort in your final moments."
Looks like someone got him pretty bad. He is bleeding all over the floor.
"Kilana? Argh damnit… she jumped me… I think my wing might be broken…"
Well whoever it was, it shot an arrow into the Lordblade's head, killing him.


"Unyielding and that zebra mare brought them to safety."

I put a hoof in his mouth

"No, don't say where they are."


"He won't have failed if he dies. His failure is if we gain from capturing him or otherwise do something he does not expect. Right now, if we kill him, he dies a martyr. Not yet."


"Crap this is a delay.."
Vanish behind that misterious assassin, backstab!

Roll #0 1, 3 = 4



Go back inside and undo the trap I did on the doorway if I placed one


"Wha- where'd that arrow come from?!"
Look around and try to guess where it came from!

Roll #0 2 = 2



Can I still see the other assassin? If so use Magic bolt from a distance!

Roll #0 10 = 10


"Come on bro, don't quit on me.. you just gotta make it up to the others.. They have to have a healer there.. can ya hang on to my neck? I'll try to carry you on mah back.." carry him to safety carefully. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


I grab my stuff and run back inside with my duplicate, then start running towards the tower.


Follow him.


Wait what? Try to locate it

If I can teleport it to the roof '1d10+2'

Roll #0 8 = 8

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11


You fly up the tower to catch the assassin, ignoring the dead Lordblade.
Fatal mistake, child.
Three arrows whistle down from the tower. Two strike you in the wings, faking you fall on your back from flight, knocking the breath out of you and leaving you helpless.
The third strikes Anita in her back.
The other assassin hops down from the towertop and lands on the boulder, dropping a flash bomb.
After that, both of them have disappeared
You help him down to the dining hall where the castle doctor hurries to treat him
Frostmourn walks up to talk too
"Threadbare turned out to be a traitor… and I think I know how you feel now… damn this wing hurts like fuck…"
You three head indoors, seeing the bright flash bomb go off behind you

…it sure is quiet
almost too quiet



Roll #0 10 = 10


I went inside, do I have to dodge?

Roll #0 4 = 4


"I- I just got hit! Fu-"

Roll #0 1 = 1



Roll #0 6 = 6


Escape artist to remove helpless.
Stealth away from the arrows.

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9


"Prince, what do you need me to do now?" I look around, is everyone important here? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4





Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


from whatever is attacking*


"Damn it!"

Find them! Find those damn intruders!

Roll #0 9 = 9


I slowly widen my eyes.. "Wait.. threadbare that art teacher?!"


The king and queen are calming everyone down.
There is a tense feeling in the air.
The chef made a few snacks for everyone.
In a storm of silent blood, the Lordblade and his helper drop from shadow to shadow, slashing, stabbing, and tossing darts.
In echoing screams, you four fall helpless.
-1 to getting up next turn.
-2 for Nylis and Anita.
While Venia catches the assassin as it comes for her, smashing it aside with her hammer.
As it lands and regains its footing, you realize it is Threadbare, the assistance councilor.
Thinking fast, Valnia looks up and parries the lordblade's attack, Pumpkin nimbly hopping away from the counter.
The Lordblade hops back and joins Threadbare at the rooftop.




Roll #0 6 - 1 = 5


Get up!

Roll #0 6 - 2 = 4


"Heheheh…. you know there's a reason-hah- I'm staying down here, do you, assassins? Might want to watch out…"


Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6


Power Attack! No hesitation!

Roll #0 1 = 1


"Pumpkin you stupid dumbass! You should've killed him!"
Get up

Roll #0 5 - 2 = 3


Use heroism, the regular version.

Roll #0 5 = 5


"ite, I'm goin' back in.. If I don' come back.. ah.. don' worry! I will com back.." I go to the roof and see if pumpkin is still up there. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Sorry if I thought a boulder could keep him down!"
Help up whoever needs it the most.

Roll #0 7 = 7




"Shut up and focus! Blame and regret later!"


The Lordblade signals Threadbare, who pulls out her daggers
"The pegasus is mine. He has… remarkable skill. Deal with the others."
She nods, and he pulls a sword
"Come, child. Come and see what a Lordblade can do."
Your mangled claws scrape at the floor but don't have the strength to pull you up. Some blood is flowing down your beak…
The assassins focus on those still standing, rather than killing you off.
No regrets.
Threadbare ducks under your swing and plants a knife in your guts. She then muscles you over onto your back and jams the other one in as well.
The pain causes your focus to break and your hammer to vanish. You are helpless.
Your head is going haywire. The backlash of a miscast combined with a blade in your side was too much. You can barely remain coherent, slurring words and not being sure which way is up
For the glory of Wintersgrasp.
For those dead
And for those still here
All crit fails are reduced to normal misses for 2 turns.
Dodge it. DC6



Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9


Roll to get up, then

Roll #0 6 = 6


"Fuck… I- I'll get you!"
Try to get up again!

Roll #0 7 - 2 = 5


"Shit" '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


Vanish and backstab Threadbare.

Roll #0 5, 10 = 15



Muscle through it



Roll #0 2 = 2



I charge his head on while my duplicate attacks from above. Hopefully he'll think no one is stupid enough to attack him head on and go after my illusion instead.

Roll #0 6 = 6


"Gah… You… you traitorous scum…"

Get up! Tough it out!

Roll #0 3 = 3


So I did.
Then, I assumed you were locked in battle.
You are pretty sure something in you is broken.
You'll need help getting up
You barely get to a sitting position.
No more penalty, but still helpless.
You however get back up
Inspired by your words, the party gains +1 to all rolls, and a feeling that fortune is about to change.
You puff up some snow but it doesn't help much. Still, hidden or not, you stab at Threadbare, who fails to counter your blow and takes a blade in her shoulder.
She back off as the Lordblade chuckles.
"Impressive… reminds me of my own bladelings…"
He sees two of you charging, and throws out two darts. One slashes your mirror image out of existence but the other missis you, giving little time for him to get ready as your headbutt him, making him skid back across the roof.
There are two knives jutting out of your bleeding belly. The pain is incredible, and the blood loss notable.
Kicking around won't help much.

The break of dawn is near.


"Tch… I can't get away and call for help, can I?"

Use some of my clothing and make a primitive snare. Trap.

Roll #0 3 = 3


I break off the attack and use Natural Remedy on Venia.

Roll #0 10 = 10


since I dodged that, am I with the party now?
If I'm near Threadbare cheap shot her, and say something snide about her dildo. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Oh Sun and Moon help me…"

Carefully remove the daggers with my telekinesis and then find a way to stop the bleeding

Roll #0 4 = 4


I have a +1 but eh

Roll #0 1 = 1


Spread my wings and try to lift myself up!

Roll #0 6 + 1 = 7



Keep the song.

Roll #0 1 + 3 = 4


Vanish was dc5, wasn't it?
"One blade to keep the other sheated!"
Vanish '1d10+1'
Backstab 'r2 1d10+1'
Threadbare will die here, today.

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5 / Roll #2 3 + 1 = 4



Well fuck, think of how to heal a broken body while I wait things out

Roll #0 3 = 3


You decide getting naked is the best course of action.
You then make your clothes into a pit trap. Over a window. Anyone who walks on walls will surely fall for it!
Sugar is a great coagulant, and honey has antibacterial properties! Also, they taste delicious.
After a quick treatment, and a bit of bandaging, Venia is good to go again. She probably also tastes real nice.
Threadbare snaps back as she hears something about her dildo, and leaps to strike you.
Grinning, you grab her out of the air and smash her face against the roof, making her dizzy.
You can fly around, but landing on your mangled legs will hurt.
Your heroic song is cut short as a dart hits you in the throat.
The sudden cut-off shocks everyone.
-1 to all rolls next turn.
The shoulderbone is connected to the… collar bone… the arm bone is connected to the… wrist bone… the ham bone is connected to the… bone… er…
No that makes no sense…
As you puff up snow to cover your strike, you realize the Lordblade is standing right in front of you
"Whoever trained you, trained you poorly"
He slashes a deep cut onto your cheek
"You would never make it in the Lordblades"


Wait, what?
Take my clothes back and stealth.

Roll #0 5 = 5


Command my doppelganger to go and attack one of the lordblades!

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


Disarm one of them with magic.

Roll #0 7 - 1 = 6


I run towards the lordblade and try to stab one of his rear legs while he is distracted.

Roll #0 6 - 1 = 5


"I'd never want to share brotherhood with someone like you."
Stealth away.

Roll #0 3 + 1 = 4


Pat him on the head

"T-thank you Corn."

Conjure myself a Lightning sword

Roll #0 3 + 1 = 4


"That song sounds almost as bad as your lectures." I laugh at Threadbare and then stab her with my daggers. Rolling two dice for dual wielding. '1d10-1' and 'r2 1d10-1'

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5 / Roll #2 2 + 1 = 3


Alright… uh, look around and see if I can prop myself up to stand with

Roll #0 2 - 1 = 1


why can't I get that roll right? those should be minus.


please don't die..


try and stop me


I'm become a fucking necromancer and raising your spirit to be my minion if you dare die on me.


You put some of it back on and rush outside, hoping nobody notices you.
You double team the confused Threadbare, lifting her into the air and dropping her on her back from a height, leaving her laying helplessly
You then pull Threadbare's knives away
You cut the Lordblade, but he refuses to even flinch, keeping his focus on Pumpkin
Your manifest a magnificent lightning… drink umbrella. Must be a great party trick.
"Joining the brotherhood is rarely a question of desire. Now STOP RUNNING"
He drops a smoke bomb, concealing himself and Pumpkin
Your friends must have abandoned you.
And in the middle of an assassin attack.
You could be killed at any moment.
And here you are. Left alone and helpless.
Anita and Verne just rushing off.
The others not even coming to see where you are.
They must not really be your friends at all.
They must all hate you.
It must be because of what happened at the ball.
You rush Threadbare, who though confused, is still a trained assassin. She kicks your front hoof, then your jaw as you stumble, your gut as you rear up, your back leg as you double over and your neck as you fall.
She then disarms you of both daggers and takes a fighting stance.

The sun will rise in mere moments.


Help Nylis.

Roll #0 9 = 9


Whisper almost to myself
"…As you wish…"
Attack him with both my daggers.

Roll #0 2, 9 = 11


Keep up on the helpless lordblade with my doppelganger while I go and help Nylis up! '1d10'

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

Roll #1 8 = 8


I run over to Nylis and use Natural Remedy on her.

Roll #0 4 = 4


I don't need a damn umbrella!

Forget it, use Storm Bolt! Hit them both!

Roll #0 3 = 3


I knew it. And it wasn't even then was it? They're still mad about frostmourns leg… they… they're not my friends are they?
All I have now is winterbreeze. Because it won't be long until the prince finds out and has me….

Bite my tongue, drown before they notice

Roll #0 1 = 1


Aw shit.. no dagger eh'? try to cheap shot Threadbare and hope that the others are looking out for each other while I keep her busy. I bait her in with a line about how easy she is toy with. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Ngghh… damn it.. if this was a story.. what would this 'Master' want? Our victory first, but in what manner?"

Go back in a prepare another trap.

Roll #0 1 = 1


Oh holy shit that hurts
Damnit this sounded so easy in books
Ok now it bleeds
Just lay down and wait for it to kill y>>184327
oh hey Valnia!
She helps you up.
Nylis now talks with a lisp and should get that tongue checked out before it gets infected.
You cut his neck, but the tight suit keeps bleeding minimal.
As you go fro a stab he grabs the blade and twists you hoof, then kicks it, popping your elbow out of joint
"Pathetic. A common thug could do better."
Nettles are good for the tongue right?
…or was it dandelion…
Oh well.
…ehhhhh judging from the screaming it wasn't the nettles.
Threadbare rips the doppelganger apart in a single strike and throws a dagger at you, pinning your hat to the wall as you run off.
You think back to how that spell went again… Multiply the cast energy, then assume all direction to work as tang-
Learn to think faster. Threadbare almost too out your eye with that blow.
You get up and yell at her, but she ignores you. She has been trained better than that.
You are behind her though, so you are in no danger right now.
You go put on your female uniform, then join the others.

Last turn before sunrise


Quickly go and retrieve it!

Roll #0 2 = 2


Is heroism ready? Use it if it is, if not use inspire.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


Also im talking about the strong version.


Escape artist.
Vanish. '1d10'
Backstab. 'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1 / Roll #2 9 = 9


Teleport.the lordblade and assassin into each other

Then '1d10' to heal my fucking tongue

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

Roll #1 5 = 5


I try again.

Roll #0 3 = 3


Okay I can do this. Storm Bolt. Hit both of them!

Roll #0 6 = 6



Quickly set a trap if they can't reccognise me!

Roll #0 1 = 1


Push her off the roof, and then see how Nylis is. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


You tug and rip at your hat.
After a while you get it off the wall.
…too bad you broke it.
You'll need to get it fixed or a new catalyst.
Casting with this rag is at -2
I'm pretty sure it's still on cooldown for this turn.
Your attempt being ironic instead of heroic leaves the party at -1 for all rolls.
"No. Running."
The Lordblade slams his sword through your wing, nearly severing it.
He then pulls his knives.
You reach into the smoke and pull out the Lordblade, and teleport him into Threadbare.
Seeing what is about to happen, Threadbare escape artists out of the imminent fusion leaving both shocked but alive.
Your tongue is still swollen and hurts, but wont fester at least.
Hey, BEES! That's what it was!
…no, that's swelling and red now.
You announce just how much you love the breeze on deez nutz. Skits are so much better than pants.
Your own damn mother would refuse to recognize you.
Unamused, the Lordblade snaps a dark under your skirt as you twirl around showing off.
You fall down in sharp pain.
The Lordblade sees your charge and grabs your tail, then spins you around like a throwing hammer and tosses you head first into the tower wall.
As they are both distracted, you remember the correct method of launching storm bolts and hit them both!
Even though I think you need to roll for each target with Storm Bolt.
The blast sends them reeling, and as they stumble to regain their footing

"Calm yourself child, there is no need to cry"
The sun rises
"Those tears you must forever more dry"
And along the first beams of light, an arrow flies
"Forgive me my child, for what I have done"
An arrow trailing dark smoke, the runes along its length glowing in the dying darkness
"The sun has risen and they are now gone"
And it strikes the Lordblade in his chest

The Lordblade cracks the arrow off of him and looks up to where it was shot, then gasps and steps back.
"…YOU? Impossible…"



Get up and see what happens.

Roll #0 10 = 10


I charge towards Threadbare and stab at her.

Roll #0 4 - 1 = 3


I… I've had that hat since I was a filly…
Forget magic! Fly over to them and CLAW THEIR EYES OUT!

Roll #0 7 = 7


"Aw snap.. what is happening now?!" '1d10' to get back to my friends and cover them from this.. sun lord blade. ??

Roll #1 3 = 3


Heal tongue of the idiots attempt again
Then '1d10' to vanish and stab at the assassin

Roll #0 3 = 3

Roll #1 2 = 2


What's the shape of my wing?
Nah it doesn't matter.
Backstab the lordblade him one last time!

Roll #0 2 - 1 = 1


Magic Bolt The lordblade!

Roll #0 7 = 7


The dart isn't stuck to anything vital.
What luck.
Though still cowering in fear, Threadbare can still defend herself.
Your stab misses her head, and she sweeps your legs out, constantly glancing at tower where the arrow came from.
That distracted mindset was her final mistake.
You claw at her eye, your talon sinking into it like into a ripe piece of fruit, the orb splashing like jelly onto you.
She screams and pulls back, panting in pain.
You dizzily walk to them and ask what the fuck is going on.
How helpful.
You might want to see a qualified specialist.
You then attempt to rush out and catch the Lordblade off guard, only to unceremoniously get kicked in the jaw. With a blade.
You conjure one more bolt and blast the Lordblade, messing up his face and sending him to the edge of the smoke cloud where Pumpkin is
The bone is broken and most of the muscles are cut clean off. It is barely even attached any more.
You slash at the Lordblade, who calmly takes your hoof, removes the knife, then snaps the elbow around almost a full circle the wrong way.
As you scream he kicks you in the ribs, fracturing one, pushes you over and stabs his dagger through your other wing. Just to rub it in he also kicks you in the dick.
"What a sad excuse for a fighter."

"But he is my excuse for a fighter"
Shadow Song hops form the tower and lads on the rooftop
She is wearing the same outfit the Lordblade has. Only hers looks old and worn, and has the sun sigils removed or defaces.
Her shadows stand up around the edges of the rooftop
The Lordblade quickly loses his smug attitude
"…Lady Falconwreath?"
"No. I forsook that name long ago."
+1 to attack the Lordblade
+2 to attack Threadbare


All of us, now!
Set a proper trap for threadbare.

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9


"Hang on, Pumpkin! We'll get you to a doctor once this is over!"
I stab at Threadbare again.

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


Heal pumpkin instead

Roll #0 2 = 2


"About time you showed up!"

Send a volley of 4 bolts at the Lordblade

Roll #0 5 + 1 = 6


Storm bolts that is


Can I get up without damages?

Roll #0 2 = 2



Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


"Yo platzy, I wrote a song about your bum." I try to distract the lord blade with an entertaining and demeaning chant, maybe I can get him to jump off the edge or hit a wall? '1d10+3'

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11


You notice the dagger that was dropped earlier, and quickly rig it to a stone on loose stone on the roof's side. Step on that, stone slides, you get stabbed in the leg. Simple. Effective.
As Threadbare curses her broken eye, you stab at her, catching her in the chest, making her stumble and wheeze
Fuck this pegasus anatomy is confusing. How does the wing bone even attach to anything? There is no damn socket join in the shoulder bone!
You hammer the distracted Lordblade with magic, knocking his dagger away and burning his mane
Beaten and bloodies, she puts up remarkably little resistance.
After an orgasmic bout of fury, the traitor Threadbare is reduced to a barely living, torn open mess.
She gasps for air and you can see her organs twitch. It's like a first hand anatomy lesson!
You draw his entire attention.
Just to you.
He makes a beeline for your face.
You collapse on your face.
You could use some help at this point.



Roll #0 9 + 1 = 10


'1d10' "nice try!"

Roll #1 2 = 2


Force him onto the ground before he can get to the zebra mare with telekinesis!

Roll #0 3 + 1 = 4


Yeah I could.
But shadow song is watching.
Try to stand up, one last time.

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Stupid…. sus.. wings.."
Oh come on pick him up

'1d10' and heal him

Roll #0 6 = 6

Roll #1 8 = 8


I see Nylis taking care of Pumpkin and go after the Lordblade instead.
"Take this!"

Roll #0 6 + 1 = 7


Prepare another trap for the other Lordblade!

Roll #0 9 + 1 = 10


Some say friends are a weakness to be exploited.
But friends are a strength.
A resource to draw from.
As seen this morning.
Nylis helps Pumpkin up, doing her best to stop the bleeding and repair the fractures. It isn't enough for a full recovery, but it is a good start.
Your telekinesis is simply not enough to stop his charge
"Nice face."
He jams a blade right through your snout and slams you to the ground.
However before he can deal any further damage, the berserk Kilana smashes into him, ripping at him. After she realized the Lordblade suit is quite rip resistant, she simply focuses on his exposed face and the occasional punch, their frenzied melee taking them halfway down the roof before he breaks off.
Triggering Verne's trap and giving Corn an opening to strike
One more slash later the Lordblade stumbles to a halt and Shadow Song appears behind him, grasping him by the throat and lifting him up.
The gasps for air
"C-cursed traitor! My lord will come f-for you! K-KILL YOU!"
She calmly removes his suicide charge and discards it
"When you get to Tartarus, tell them Valeriana Swansong sent you."

She will kill him unless stopped.


Only if I don't first.
Try to calm down…

Roll #0 2 = 2


I'm not stopping her

"He's all yours, Song. Make sure he doesn't come back this time."


Teleport threadbare's arms into her head

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


"Kill him!"



Roll #0 7 = 7


Shadow Song, stop! You know they don't fear death! Take them away to be used for information, and to show the world Equestria's vile deeds!


"Oh, snap!" I call out to her in my best sing song tone. "Don't slay the Platzy, We be needing a Yatzy. A little caged bird, sings a tune, sounds like he's singin' for you, baby, truth baby~" '1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9


I stand and watch. I'm no judge, my duty was to protect.
But I can try to be a friend and do what a friend would.
"Song.. Please, is this what you need?
Will this help us? Will it help you?"
Try to move closer to her.


"Wait, yeah, do that! And cut his legs off so he can't run!"




Threadbares head I mean


"That's not really the problem, Verne.."


Man you really are into this mutilation thing aren't you.
I hope you aren't into it.
Roll to not have some kind of creepy guro fetish.
A killer facepalm.
You have created some form of twisted monster worthy of Silent Hill.
Now please kill her. That just isn't right.
She smiles
"That's what I specialize in."
"Yes. Observe."
She points at the wound her arrow left.
As life bleeds out from the assassin, the veins on his head start to glow softly
"Y-you unholy she-devil… I can't believe… we were once brothers…"
"Your lord only wasted his brothers if he sends them to the north. For here, the Northblades keep watch"
She snaps his neck and lets him flop down.
"May you find no peace in death."
Slowly, his corpse starts to shudder and rise, shakily standing up. Its eyes empty, its body cold.
An undead.



pls no

Roll #0 9 = 9


"…Can he still talk?"


She has such a display of power.. raising her own minion from a fresh kill, do I like this? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


Just stay close to her.
"Yes. The Northblades. I'll protect this kingdom."


I can't help but shiver a little upon seeing this necromantic magic

"Buh… If anypony needs me… I need to go check up on the prince."

To the dining hall!


"…Interesting. But this is different. Equestria's power comes from a weapon that they only have a right to wield because they are seen as virtuous. We must use the existence of the Lordblades to prove them foul and unworthy. Still… very useful."

"Care to… offer training?"


>"So go then. Go and see her darkest hour. Go and learn what it means to have your love truly tested. Forget your home of Equestria. Forget your beloved Celestia. All you will have is your faith in the Sun. But let it all come flooding back, once you have seen her darkest hour…"
You seem to have arrived in some cold, rural place. You can see mountains in the distance and a town nearby.
The armour of the sun is gone, and so is your hammer. There is also a strong buzzing in your head. Your mind feels blank. All you can recall is you are a long way from home.
You look at the sun.
It sure is magnificent.
You feel a great devotion towards it.
There are some townsfolk not too far away.
>Welcome to the North, Radiant Dawn.


Yea, end her…

Another notch on those I killed..

"Guys I'm heading to see Doctor Doc."
Head down to where the ponies are being protected


"Oh! Your wings!"
I rung back inside and look for a surgeon.

Roll #0 9 = 9



"No wait…
It's nothing, really. I don't even hurt.."


"You're not going to be doing anything while mangled. Stay put while we get a healer."


I suppose I do, just a bit. "Hmm, necromancy certainly is something.." I walk over to pumpkin and keep him company.
"Hey, that was a pretty rough battle.."


I yeld, lowering my head.
I turn to Shadow Song.
"I messed up. I wasn't able to stand on my own.
I almost got killed, and then the Prince would have been done for.
All my friends, done for."


Just a bit of bloodlust is all.
You know. A berserk warrior thing.
Further research into the combat applications of this is possible.
"Of course."
She puts her horn against it
>"I am Hailstone of Equestria…"
You are more interested than creeped out.
"And you have done well in doing so. You performed better than I ever expected. You are ready, as far as I am concerned."
Everyone is down there.
The guards look very worried as they let you in.
Unyielding pushes a few servants over as he sees you
"In Necromancy, child?"
You limp off into the dining hall too
And you follow.
Doctor Doc gets his stuff out and makes a quick makeshift check up in a corner
"Ok, lets take a look."
Shadow Song looks at you
"There is a point where bravery turns to foolishness."
She slightly moves the shattered wing
"This will not heal with words alone"


"I'm not allowing one of our Kingdom's two lights to the future to take any unnecessary risks. Stay put and wait to get treated."


I shake my head and come to my senses.
"…Did I really do that?…"


>In Necromancy
I keep my ears on this conversation.. might be useful..


"Ow… How did I get here?… And why is it so cold even with the Sun shining?"

I am.. My name is.. Radiant Isabella Goldentail Dawn… I live at…at…where do I live?

Are there any ponies nearby?


"Yes. Not necessarily to me, however much I would like the skill to interrogate the dead, but to those whom Wintergrasp's fate rests upon. We need this power, and you can and must offer it."


"My tongue, and my sides doctor"


"We need you on the roof! His wings are about to fall off! Come on already!"
I run back to the roof.


My leg as well"


Nod at her and wait for Doc.
"I just… I thought it'd have been easier.
I mean, I don't feel the pain, I don't feel the hatred anymore but… I couldn't take them down.
I failed. If it was just me, the kingdom would have been lost."
"Yeah, I really should, uh?"
give a faint smile.
"And you were awesome every second of it."


"It's fine, don't worry… I'll live. The lordblade is dead and so are his associates. We should be safe again."

I embrace him

"That was one of the hairiest fights I've ever been in, and I've fought a lot of battles… Are you alright?"


"…you were impressive."

"All of you, congratulations. This was a hard-fought fight, but we won in the end, though only barely."

Am I giving myself in to that Madhorse's delusions? ….

"Equestria only grows stronger by the day. If we wish to protect our freedom, the only thing we can do is grow more powerful. Develop our knowledge, win the hearts of the North, everything. And we are the ones who shall do this. Wintergrasp!"

Roll to be Entertaining and inspiring

Roll #0 1 = 1


"I-it was merely a ruse against mindless zeal!"

Roll #0 9 = 9



Rolling not to have a breakdown.

Roll #0 7 = 7


"And a battle you all didn't even have to fight.
Why did you risk your life? For ponies you barely know?"
Clop my hooves at his performance, because I'm beyond exhausted and can try to appreciate even the thought, no matter how much of a novice singer he is.
"T'was the coolest thing I saw all night, friend."


They seemed to notice you and are coming up the hill where you landed.
"Necromancy is a skill unsuited to most. It is a power over the dead. Often seen as the evil antithesis of life. It is illegal nearly everywhere, considered foul and unholy."
He fusses a little
"Oh dear oh dear… what have you kids gotten into again… well lets see lets see…"
'r2 1d10+2'
'r3 1d10+2'
"I'll be there as soon as I'm done here!"
"You survived against a fully trained, experienced Lordblade. You stood your ground where any unworthy would have fled or cowered. You have mastered the basics long ago it seems."
"Well the doc told me not to fly for a while."
He nods at his wing
"Threadbare caught me off guard. I thought I might lose the whole damn thing."
He is doing his best not to bring attention the fact he has at least a dozen other wounds treated on him.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11 / Roll #2 9 + 2 = 11 / Roll #3 1 + 2 = 3


"Hey something wrong?"
Try to clean her claws from all the bits of assassin and guts.

Roll #0 8 = 8


That's an 11 with bluff

"Winds of change will come soon. What is 'evil' about necromancy? Merely because it can be used for foul deeds? The same is true of everything! Though.. if we keep a secret order of Lodrblades, why not keep a secret order of sanctioned necromancers as well?"


"Doc, my wing!"
Turn to Shadow Song.
"You mean I've become a lordblade?
Just like that? Just like them?"
I feel a bit emptier inside.

Roll #0 6 = 6


I look surprised. "Ya'll are my homies, and ain't no body gonna be beatin' up on mah homies while I'm around." I smile at you forgetting I still had blood on my face, I quickly wipe it off. "Ha, ya'll might not of been my homies for dat long, but ya'll been the best homies I ever had. Ya hear me bro?"


"I-I-I just slaughtered those ponies… I didn't even kill them with magic! I just outright slaughtered them! Tore them into pieces with my talons!"


Watch what he's doing and try to learn from it

Roll #0 7 = 7


I tap myself, am I all right?
Any wounds?

…and why am I naked? I… I used to have armors and weapons and a… a pendant of… an amulet of… was that of the Sun too?


I try to help you get the attention of the doctor, '1d10' "Yo, my boy needs some healz!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Very interesting. That reminds me.. what are your skills and talents?"


"Awww… you're hurt even worse than I am… Well Treadbare is dead and she didn't exactly die peacefully. So no need to worry about that traitor anymore. How are the prince and Sunrise?"


"That was really impressive."


"aaaand there. That's the best I can do I'm afraid."
You can speak and your side is healed, but the repeated abuse on that leg has made it beyond saving.
Walk with a limp or get a cane.
"If the king permits it. Most consider necromancy evil as it defiles the peace of death."
Shadow tong tuts
"Of course not. A single kill does not make you a lordblade. Don't be a fool.
But it has shown you have grown beyond a mere bladeling. You have tested yourself against a true Lordblade and come out victorious. Your heart is no stranger to the core teachings any longer. You are ready for the advanced training."
You get a lot of good hints.
Heal is now DC7
As the doc finishes up with Nylis, he heads to the roof
"MY SUN AND STARS! Ok… stay calm kid. This will hurt…"
'r2 1d10+2'
The rest
'r3 1d10+2'
The townsfolk reach you
"Hey! Hey you feeling ok? C'mon lets get you warm! This is no place to be running around like that!"
"Frosty and Sunrise are sleeping over there by the queen."

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


"Calm down. Such a rage is a classic battle tactic that you seem to have talent for. Besides… there was nothing wrong with what you did. You were only defending us all."


"I… Hear you. Sis?"
Yeah I have no idea into this zebra stuff.
Pull her into an hug
"Now, come here.
It's nothing to fear.
You are still you, and those ponies can't change that.
They forced you to do terrible things, but it was for yourself, for this nation, for all of us."
move an hoof over the others, showing her the bruised but alive party.
"You know, it almost sounds like you are praising me…"
Wince at the healing.


"Ya'll saw my rappin' out there? I'm a beast with the musical studies, see this little note on my flank? Ya, that's my gift. "


The wings will heal in time.
But those hooves will hurt to walk on for a good while.
"Gaaah. What is with me today… Popping a hoof back in place should be easy… Let me try again…"
He seems a bit frustrated, and thus loses his heal bonus for this roll.

Roll #1 8 = 8


"My head hurts… Where am I? Where is my equipment? Why is it so cold here?"


"One moment sweetie, I'll go talk to Snowflake."

Find the queen and bow respectfully

"Queen Snowflake, are you and the King alright?"

I make sure to speak softly


Limp.until I can reset it myself. Find a place to sit and read more on healing

Roll #0 5 = 5


"Hmmm… then, we will see what Frostmourn himself has to say about that. He should know the value of your work."

"Learning how to heal, just like that? Goodness.. you're even more amazing than I though."


Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9


>than I thought



"Oh, sorry bro, I didn't mean to go full zigga accent on you. Happens sometimes when I'm.. eh' passionate, or something." I smile kindly. "What, I meant is, I'm always gonna look out for you all, because you're my true friends.."


"True friends… what do you plan to do in the future, then? Pumpkin and Nylis' paths are clear, and I believe mine is…"


Is there space in this hug? I think there is.
In fact, GROUP HUG!


"I… guess you're right."
Hug him back.


"You did what you had to do, we would have died if you didn't." I assure her.


"Don't strain yourself! -oh, fine."


"Ha! There we go. Ok, now try not to put too much weight on them. I need to head back down and treat others."
The doc leaves.
"I am. You deserve it."
"You're in the northern land of Wintersgrasp, sir… lady?"
"We didn't see any gear on you."
"Were you attacked by bandits maybe? You probably hit your head if your memory is fuzzy"
"Hello Venia… yes, I'm fine. We ate a little, calmed the people down… you look injured, dear."
"Ask if you must. For now, we have a lordblade to interrogate."
The only other healers here are your friends, and the two trainee doctors.


Group hug!


"I want to assist the interrogation, Song."
Oh yeah, don't release her from the group hug yet.


A group hug sounds good.


I furrow my eyebrows.
"Lady…and then… why do I remember having some? And… I don't know where I live… have I lived here my entire life?"

I test my hooves and try to walk on my own.
"And no bandits, I could have handled those…"

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Alright. I was hoping we could do it when our minds were clearer, but since you've raised him now, you may start."


"I wish I could learn faster though. At the rate I'm going ill be long past useful in battle…"

Roll #0 7 = 7


"I think there's still a little time for that.."


"Take your time. I believe I mentioned 'two lights to the future' just now. You are that other light."

"You too, then. Take your time."


"I'll get to the doctor in a moment, don't worry about me. I just wanted to make sure you were all safe and sound. We've… apprehended the intruders, mostly thanks to the prince's friends."

I turn and start walking towards the doctor, stopping in my tracks after a few steps

"Shadow Song came to help us too. She even sang us a song… fancy that!"


"I don't want to limp for the rest of my life! I need to learn faster. Somehow…"


"Hmm.. oho! Necessity is the mother of invention, Nylis. Why not have a chat with the mages of Wintergrasp? Ask Frosty and Goldenblood, and if they won't let you have access to their resources, come to me. I could… persuade them."


"Take your time"
"Could've been sneaky bandits. Those happen too. Knock you out, take all your stuff and leave you stranded."
"We should go, you'll freeze out here. C'mon, we'll take you to town."
you can walk
She focuses on the undead
>"I serve Lord Falconwreath and the thrones of Canterlot. I am a Lordblade, my mission is to slay the Prince and King of Wintersgrasp, and to prevent the union of Rosefall and Wintersgrasp."
The queen perks her ears
"…how did that song go? Or at least… how did it end?"
The doctor is waiting in his corner


Walk behind them.
"I don't remember very much… Where I live or what I really did… I think I was a fighter… or was I a priest? What am I going to do?"


"Union with Rosefall? When did that become a thing?"
Yeah I can break the hug by now.


"Why do you wish to prevent that? Does Equestria see the lands of he North as a threat?"


"Um… something about the sun having risen. It kind of sounded like a lullaby. She has a beautiful voice…"


Head back to the doctor,.persuade him to ay least give my leg another try to fix

Roll #0 9 = 9


Oh yeah, also, inspect the mask I found.


I head down with Nylis, probably could use a bandage for my nose anyway.


"Well lets see if we can piece it back together over some soup."
You arrive to town and one of the locals takes you to his home
"Dear! We have a guest! Some poor girl we saw up on the foothills. Lost everything she had on her!"
His wife pokes her head out and takes a look
"Oh my. Please, lay down, breakfast will be done soon."
>"The ambassador had gone to verify with King Iswandir of Rosefall that his daughter, Prima, would be engaged to the prince of Wintersgrasp, ensuring an union."
>"Alone, no. But united, they form a more notable enemy. The strong nation of Snowborder was allowed to form, and now it stops the northwards expansion. This acted as a warning for us. No further unions can be allowed."
"…'The sun has risen and they are now gone'?"
"Ok missy. Lets see here…"
The material is stretchy and it settles around the face.
It looks terrifying, and masks the wearers voice.
The lenses over the eyes are enchanted, and can be activated to see through walls at DC8
You should.
The doc tries fixing you up too
'r2 1d10+2'

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


Looks like you're gonna have an ugly as hell scar on your nose.


"Yeah! How do you know?"

I'm not bleeding out or anything am I?

Roll #0 8 = 8


"How many more lordblades and Equestrian assassins are in the Northlands right now?"


I look at both of them gratefully.

"Thank you. Thank you so much. I don't know what I would have done alone… It was so cold out there… If there is anything I can do to repay you, just say it! I can do chores or work around the house!"


"I see. Now.. what do you know about the Elements of Harmony?"

"And Pumpkin, that's an interesting mask. See if you can hand it over to a mage to replicate."


well shit..
"Feeling better Nylis? "


Give it a test
"Slightly.. when I'm more knowledgeable on healing, ill do a redo on that scar of yours. Let's head back"


"The king what?
This is crazytalk!
Wait a minute..
What did you do at Prima's mansion? That was you, right?"


I nod and walk back with you, a little extra close in case you fall. "That's really sweet of you.."


"You seriously think any mage around here can do anything with it?"
Give the lenses a try.

Roll #1 5 = 5


"…it is the last verse of the shadow song…
She has only sang it once before…
…it was the last verse, as it has her mother's final words."
You are still pretty gored up.
>"Four. Waymarker in Ironfoe. Nimbus in Rockeye. Haymane and Gemtooth in Snowborder."
>"After the elimination of the future princess and her guard, we ensured no evidence could be recovered by destroying the house via a combination of lamp oil and explosive moss."


"It's worth a try."



"Damn. We'll need to get the message out, quickly. Especially Rockeye and Ironfoe…"



Lower my head
"Ironic. I was the one talking about offing Prima, earlier. And now look what happened."
turn to the undead
"Are there any other significant targets in the North?"


"Well if you want to. My armour could use a polish. I rarely find time to fix it up between duty."
He gets his suit of guard armour
"So you said you think you might be a warrior, right?"
The wife brings some breakfast.
"Oh for the sun's sake, don't make the guest WORK!"


"Friends look after each other. I'd try healing it now but its still risky, I need to learn a bit more for you guys sake"
Back with the group



"R-really? That's… that's awful. Look, I need to go see the doctor first, we can talk more afterwards."

Make my way over to the doctor.

"You got room for another patient doc?"

Roll #0 9 = 9


You must be doing it wrong.
>"The elements are the holy power of the Princesses. Their divine connection to the Elements of Harmony."
>"The Snowborder must fall. No further alliances can be allowed. All nations must be weakened to make overtaking them easier. All those in power who oppose Equestria need to die."
You can walk on it. It might hurt for a few days though.
"Always. Step on up and lets see."

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5


"Please, it's okay… uh… I don't think we changed names yet. I am Radiant Dawn."

I take the armor, and look around for a rag to clean it.
"And I asked for work, I don't want to be a bother. I want to give something for return. And yes, I think I am a warrior. Why?"


You'll walk away with a badly scarred belly and some bald spots, but nothing life threatening.


"That means a lot to me gurl.." I help you walk up there a bit faster so we don't miss anything important.


Chew on my lip.
"And do you have agents in the snowborder already? When will the main equestrian force invade?"


I grin a little as I look my scars over

"Not bad… Mom would be real proud!"

Now get back to Snowflake

"I'm not sure if I should ask about this but… What happened to Shadows' mother?"

Roll #0 1 = 1


"Can the Elements be destroyed or taken away from the Princesses? What problems are Equestria facing now, and what is their plan for the forseeable future?"


"Thanks for.helping, this leg's a little stiff.."

To the group
"What do you guys know so far?"


"No problem girl." I smile at you and then wait for someone to answer your question.


"Prima and her family were targeted because her wedding to Frostmourn would mean a union between Rosefall and us, making the region much more difficult for Equestria to conquer. They have other spies elsewhere doing work, too. And, I have confirmed Equestria's power comes from an artifact known as the Elements of Harmony."

"But regardless, are you better?"


"So.. does that mean.. is Prima.. gone?" I look at you with a light glimmer of hope holding back tears.. "I mean.. she made it out right?!"


"There's… not even a body left. The mansion was torched to destroy the evidence. I.. I'm sorry. I should have seen this coming…"


>"Once our deeds are done. As soon as all missions are reported completed. Unless the situation changes."
"Hammerflank. This is my wife, Frostbloom."
"A pleasure, miss Radiant. Now eat up. Oh you must be cold. Let me see if there is something you could wear."
"So yes, about the warrior thing. I work in the royal guard. I had a day off because of a shoddy hoof, but the explosion woke me up so I went to see if I was needed. Saw you on my way home. If you can't remember where you're from, I could see if they need an able body in the guard."
Your scars would probably impress Shadow Song. It looks like someone gave you a c-section with a chainsaw.
The queen speaks silently as a whisper
"She died protecting her child from assassins. She killed them all, but died shortly thereafter of her wounds. Hugging her child.
…Poor Songbird… It must have been painful to finally sing that last verse again."
>"The elements are not for mortal minds to comprehend. Equestria stands needing more space for its growing population. The cities are crowded and in placed food is becoming scarcer. To resolve this, the queens decided to expand."


"I'm alright. In time I'll be able to tend to you all immediately. Haha… do you know who the spies are disguised as? We could reveal.them"


"Time! Days! Months, years! How much? Tell us about all the other lordblades here! Where can we find them? What are their names, their covers!"


"Good, good. Are there any dissenting movements within Equestria against the twin thrones? Any civil unrest of the sort?"

Also, inspect that latter I found on the corpse for traps before opening it

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Pleasure to meet both of you. And I'll eat as soon as I'm done with this!"

I start to try and polish the armor.

I nod gratefully.
"Thank you again for letting me stay here, and yes, if you could help me get a work, I would be even more grateful. I will pay you for the stay and the food from my payment!"

Roll #1 8 = 8


Hug kilana, this must be hard on her



"There are no more spies in Wintergrasp, it seems."

Roll #0 5 = 5


My jaw starts to drop a bit, and then a bit my lip to keep it from gaping open and my eyes water up.. "No.. it can't be.. this.. isn't right.. she shouldn't be.. after what I said to her.. and.." I turn away and hold my head in my hooves. "I.. let her die.. alone.. friendless.. I'm .. I-" I burst into tears rolling to see how long until I can pull myself together. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


"I'm sorry. I knew there was something more to her, I should have tried harder to reach out, I shouldn't have-"

Roll #0 9 = 9


Help her, time for another hug.

Roll #0 1 + 1 = 2


"That's… wow…"

I remain quiet for a while, a little shook by hearing this.

"My mom did things like that too… putting her life on the line to keep me safe. The thought of someone caring so much for you that they would risk their lives to keep you safe is… I'm not even sure how to say it…"


Rolling to comfort by the way. Failure would have meant I confess I planned for Prima to be friendless


"Oh, Goo-"
'1d10' to help cheer her up
"It wasn't your fault"

Roll #1 5 = 5


I accept your hugs, and slowly stop sobbing. "Thanks.. but.. I-I should have been there.."


>"The Equestrian Army can possibly wait another few years, provided the other expansion fronts face no setbacks. The other Lordblades work independent of me. I only know they exist. Nothing more."
It has an unmarked seal on it.
Otherwise the outside is blank.
"There is no need for payment. This armour looks finer than it did since the day I was issued it! Now eat up."
The wife returns with a plain but warm looking dress
"It's a bit old but I haven't needed it in years. Go on. You can have it, poor girl."
"It is a calming but stressful thought I'm sure. You are very lucky to have Unyielding at your side."


"Answer me! What is the situation in Equestria like? Are there any dissenting movements within Equestria against the twin thrones? Any civil unrest of the sort due to their shortage of resources?"

And open that letter.


I nod solemnly

"Yeah… Yeah I am. You know, Shadow also said her own name out loud. Valeriana Swansong… I never even considered Shadow Song wasn't her real name."


Pumpkin pls.
That's not an appropriate thing to while hugging
What would Bearing think?


"And face death by the hooves of the same bastards?
You helped avenge her, that's so much more.
At least for a burning spirit such as Prima.
I bet she's smiling on you right now."
"What's in the letter?"


She'd think a very wounded friend of mine needs a lift, and I'm just grabbing her wrong.
Give her a proper hug.

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7


I found it off the first assassin, I'm opening it now. We should check the other bodies for evidence, too."


I take the dress, and look at the food.
"I… I really have no words. Thank you so much! I will make up for this somehow, I promise!"


"Maybe, but I'm glad you're here with us. Because any number of us could've been gone without your help. Sorry if that sounds mean. It probably does, sorry."


>"Dissidents are few and far between, seen evil and heartless by the general populace."
The letter reads
[Mission complete. King Goldenblood and Prince Frostmourn eliminated. Will ensure next king sides with Equestria.
"It is the least any proper pony would do. Bandit attacks are rare, but those who are unlucky enough to get caught in them need all the help they can get. When you feel good enough to go, we can head out to meet the captain."


"I'll have to ask her myself someday.. that last fight we had.. " I sigh. and let the hug sooth me temporarily. "Thanks pumpkin, you really are a bro."


"I'm sorry Snowflake, I should leave you to rest. When Frostmourn wakes up, tell him I'd like to talk to him."

Find Unyielding again


Look for a while, then suppress a grin as an idea flashes.

"There is a way. Would you like to ask Shadow Song to teach you Necromancy? We need a necromancer on our side, at any rate."


After I eat the food, I stretch slightly.
"I think I'm okay. At least to arrange something at least. The sooner we go the better!"


"The letter just states that he completed his mission to kill King Goldenblood and Frosty, then control the next King so they submit to Equestria. Thank the stars we stopped him, at any rate."


I wipe away my tears and give you a determined look. "Of course, I've just got to make this right. I'll study my flank off to learn how to talk to her.. even just one last time.."


After reading the letter
"Verne, I might just have an idea.."
"Hey zigga, I'm here for this. Except when I'm here for stabbing, but we had enough of that today, you think?"
pause a minute
"I got it right, it's zigga? Is not offensive or anything, right?"


"…? Sending the letter to make Equestria think they have succeeded? If so, oh yes, I like it."


He is talking to some guards
"Hello love. I think I should make some rounds with the guards. They have returned with news from the blast site. Coming along, or?"
"Then lets head out"
He puts the armour on, grabs is sword and walks out the door



Show him my scars

"Look at these!"


"Not only that.."
"Replace king and queen. Convince them to retire and put Frosty in charge. This way the Equestrians will think the deed done!"


I grin a bit. "Ya'll are gettin' the hang of it, you should probably stick with 'sister' for most times, but I know you don't mean it like that so its cool."


I follow him.
"So… what is this area like? Is it always this chilly?"


"Hmm? No, unfortunately, that wouldn't work. The assassin's goal was to kill Frosty as well and put someone else in charge."


Oh, yeah, I give Pumpkin a quick hug as well.


"Their goal was to kill King and Queen and put someone else in charge.
They might have surprisingly found their new ally in.. Yes, just Frosty!"
"Well sis, we gotta go out for a drink once in a while. How do you like dark ale?"


"Here, read it."
>[Mission complete. King Goldenblood and Prince Frostmourn eliminated. Will ensure next king sides with Equestria.

Their plan was for Frosty, unless we send another latter stating that Frosty has accepted them. But that could backfire on us.


He seriouses the fuck up
"I'm not letting you out of my sight again! You'll get yourself killed!"
Rolling to see if he found them impressive and hot secretly
"Oh yes. We are among the most northern nations in the world. This is a rather warm day even. Don't mind the giant smoke plume there. That used to be a mansion, but it blew up last night. Must have been the explosive mold we get around these parts."
He salutes some guards at what seems to be a palace
"Sergeant Hammerflanks reporting in."
"Good morning sergeant. Feeling better?"
"Who is the visistor?"
"Much better, thank you. This is Radiant Dawn. Got hit by some bandits and dumped in the foothills. I was going to give her a shot at joining the guard."

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Crap. If we send this back and they are not dead the Equestrians will read our bluff."


"Explosion? Just like that? Huh… That never happened back in… back in… I never heard of such a thing."

What am I missing here?
I also give a salute to the guards.
"I'll do my best!"


"Aw, come on. This isn't that bad. I thought you'd like scars~"


"We could send it back as a threat. Although I don't know if we want to appear more threatening now…"

"And no more drinks for me. I wonder if the Lordblades replaced all the water with alcohol, too."


"Well I don't hate them. But i don't want to see my love getting maimed like that…"
"Bandits huh? Best send someone to check the mountains then."
"Good day sir. Miss."
Hammerflanks heads in and to the barracks
"Hammerflanks reporting. Got a new recruit."


"Sending the letter back would give the Equestrians reason to worry about the safety of their secrets.
Normally, you can't take informations from a Lordblade, and they know that."
Turn to shadow song
"What is the outfit you and him are wearing made of? It's incredibly hard to pierce or cut!"


I follow him, looking around the place while doing so.
"Radiant Dawn, reporting for duty!"


"So that will depend on what we want to do. Show them proof that we can threaten them, or act meek for now? Considering our situation, it may be wiser to buy time and do nothing."


"Oh it's not that bad! I didn't lose any limbs or something. Just a little scar on my belly."

Are we walking?


I step forward and and kneel to Shadow Song. "Will you teach me to talk with the dead, please?"


I just do this in a little bit then


"Exaclty. The lordblade said so himself, any trouble might hasten the invasion proper."



>"The Royal Equestrian Lordblade uniform, designed and created by Lord Falconwreath, is shape-conforming and highly resistant to heat, cold, cutting and piercing."
"It also dampens sound and is relatively light for the protection it offers."
[Ironweave Light Armour - counts as Medium Armour, +1 to Stealth]


"By the stars. This… we need to find a way to replicate and produce this."

"Then it's settled. We act as if nothing happened. We will also want to warn our neighbours of the lordblades within their borders, doing so should ear their gratitude and cooperation."


"Holy skyes! And you have anything like this spare?" Take it.
Work out a solution with Nylis later.


"I think they will notice if the king and the prince aren't dead.."


"And be discrete about it!"


"They might think the operation hasn't begun, or that their assassins are still alive and looking for another way."


"I can't imagine that will buy us much time.. but okay.."


"I wonder how long it'll take for them to suspect their operatives are gone.."


A few soldiers size you up
"Big gal ain't she?"
"Quite. Almost reminds me of the sergeant's kid."
The sergeant looks at them and they shut up
"So, Radiant, guess first up is a combat test. Please join me in the training grounds."
he heads there
You are headed to the guard quarters
The soldier at the door greets you
"Captain. Miss."
"What news?"
"Report on the explosion is waiting for you when you have time. Hammerflanks also just reported in with a new recruit."
"A new recruit?"
"Yessir. Some big mare. Took her to the combat test."
"How exciting. What do you think dear, want to go meet this newcomer?"
"Child, the arts of the dead are dark and unholy. Are you willing to subject yourself to such perceived evils?"
"That might be hard, child. Ironweave is rare. I have barely been able to keep mine in one piece."
>"One is issued to every Royal Lordblade. Much the same as our weapons"


I follow.
"I'm still a bit shaken, but I think I can do it, yeah."

I glance back at the soldiers as we walk.
"Your kid?"


"A… newcomer? The day after we got attacked by infiltrators? Are you… sure about this?"


I give her the most soul piercing determined stare. "Yes, I am. Please show me."


"Daughter of mine. Venus."
You arrive at the training field
"Got any weapon specialties?"
"All the more reason to check her out in person, no?"
"Not here. But I can. You don't own a catalyst do you?"


"Your weapons? What do they have special?"
Inspect his weapons.


"… Good point. Let's go see this newcomer then."


"Uh.. wait…"


"Yes. Warhammers."


Right, can I have this: "bracelets with small crystals in laid in them (counts as catalyst)"? Its what I had on her sheet when she would have been a mage.


>"Hidden Blade. Mounts on each hoof, can be activated to pop out with a simple movement. Discreet. Hard to detect. Unexpected. Not good for parrying."
He hold out a hoof and extends a blade from his shoe.
"Warhammers? Ok, good. Here you go."
He tosses you a heavy wooden training mallet
She is in the training grounds with Hammerflanks
"Greetings sir. Miss. This is Radiant Dawn. She got robbed and left to die out in the foothills."
Yeah sure. Or you can make a new one if you want.


Surely the material can be found in the North. We must extend relations to survive.


I catch it and check it's weight.
Is the balance any good?

After that I turn to the newcomers.
"Radiant Dawn, at your service!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


"I do have one, for use in class of course. When I can I meet with you Maim..?"


"List the complete equipment of every lordblade."
Take the hidden blade and inspect it.


Shake her hoof

"Miss Dawn, very nice to meet you. My name is Venia, this is Unyielding Anvil. I hear you were robbed… but not hurt in any way? How curious."


I return the gesture.
"Nice to meet you. And about that… I'm not even sure I was robbed. I don't really remember any of it. I just woke up."


"It is a very rare and difficult to produce material. I do not know where to get any. Then, I don't keep watch on lands beyond Wintersgrasp and Ironfoe."
It seems like a good enough weapon for training.
"Captain Unyielding Anvil, former prince of Wintersgrasp. You may begin at will."
"Come to the woods tonight. You may join Pumpkin if you wish."
>"One uniform. Four hidden blades. One utility belt. Personal weaponry. One suicide charge. Other personal effects if acceptable."


"Hmm… Amnesia? Odd… Do you remember where you live at all? What's the last thing you can remember?"

I roll my eyes with a smile

"Well excuse me your highness…"


"I'll meet you there. Thank you for this chance."


"How to: Disable suicide charge."
Just in case. Undead lordblades are much more obedient.
Any special properties in the blades?


"Might I join, too? Your training should be worth observing."


"I only remember it was much warmer… and nicer. No offense, hehe… And I only have bits from before, nothing concrete…Now if you'll excuse me."

I turn around to face my partner.
Rolling for initiation.

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Might as well be proper to newcomers dear. You know you can call me whatever you want."
"It is a chance few would take."
The blade is simple yet devious. A spring-loaded blade inside a hollow boot.
>"The charge cannot be disabled. It can only be removed. Most keep it inside the mask. Some prefer close to the chest, near the heart."
"Those who have seen a necromancer's training do not walk away with a clear mind. If you take this path, you must commit to it."
He smacks you in the face with the flat of his blade
"Lets assume that was just a leftover from earlier. Come at me."
He takes up a defensive stance.

Roll #1 3 = 3



Sit on the side and observe


"Is it an explosive or a poison?"
Okay then, if those are just normal weapons take them with me. Might now want to replace the daggers so soon but are worth a look.


Shake my head and collect myself!
"I… That didn't count!"
Try again!

Roll #1 5 = 5


"I understand.But this is the path Wintergrasp must walk for its own survival. I should at least see what I am planning for myself.

By the way, I was also hoping you could teach me some basic self-defense. I was largely useless in the previous fight, if only I knew how to quickly dispatch opponents with a knife, in case, well."


>"Incendiary charge. Designed to destroy the body and take out any around the Lordblade. Possibly burn down the location."
You break his guard and slack him in the face with the shaft of the hammer.
He rubs his chin
"Ow. Ok, good. You at least know how to handle that. Ok, lets see you guard then. Have at you!"
"Go to a fighting class then. I'm an assassin, not some fitness instructor."

Roll #1 8 = 8


Defend myself!

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Fine, then. Either way, I was hoping to ask you more questions on what you know about Equestria. I won't ask any personal details, just if you know any information of importance."


He smacks at you a few times but ultimately breaks your guard and points his sword at you
"Used to heavy armour?"
"Go on."


"Blast Radius."


"Do you know anything of the rulers of Equestria, if you served as a lordblade? What are the citizens like?"


I nod.
"Yes. Plate, to be exact."


After he tells me, part ways with shadow song and promise I'll visit her in the night.
Go back home.
There's somepony I must see.


Conjure lightning armor on her.

Let's see how she reacts

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


I give a bow to Shadow Song and say goodbye to my friends. I head back toward my dorm, walking somberly by the burn site that used to be the residence of Prima..


>"Primarily designed to kill the wearer. Maximum radius no more than two meters."
"I know the rules are seen as avatars of the Sun and Moon. The sister queens, Celestia and Luna. Not hard to guess which is which. As fro the citizens, I only saw those worst off, and those more drowning in riches. Disparity can be great there."
"I see. That does account for the weak guard."
You manifest a lightning construct around her and explode it violently, singing her and blasting her on her ass.
Unyielding cracks up at this
She is luckily a long sleeper
She is still in bed.
The sunrise makes her look really pretty.
There are guards putting out the last flames there


"I can do better! Try again!"

Roll #1 1 = 1


"I see. Thank you."

Better finish my business for now. Go find King Goldenblood or Frosty to hand them the evidence I found and inform them.


"I-what the- ARRGH! WHAT WAS THAT FOR?!"


"AH! I'm so sorry!"

Run up to her

"Are you doing alright? I lost control over my magic there!"


Walk by a mirror.
How bad do I look?

Roll #0 4 = 4


"Ah… Never, EVER do that again! NEVER!"


I might as well ask.. I approach the guards "Hello? Is there any trace of the ponies that were here?"


"I'm usually very good with conjuring stuff like this! I… the fatigue must be messing with my magic. Uh… here, follow me! Let's go get you cleaned up."

Head to the palace and motion her to follow


The guards have let everyone go from the dining hall.
Frostmourn and Goldenblood, as well as Sunrise and Snowflake, are on their way to the royal quarters
"Hello Verne."
"Hi Verne!"
Fucked up.
Your cheek is almost cut through, your wing is limp and bloodied, your leg barely holds weight, you clothes are ripped and bloody and your mane is matted and messy.
"No bodies. Only some items were recovered."
Unyielding nods to the sergeant
"That's enough for now then. I'll have her back to you once the ladies have had their lady time."
He smiles and nods
"Yes captain. Do you want to see the reports then?"
"Thank you, please. I'll catch you later dear."


"Ugh… bye."

I try to stand up.
"Yeah, let's go."

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Can I.. see them? "


"Let me help you!"

Try to support her weight

"I'm so sorry for messing that up for you… gah I feel terrible…"

Roll #0 1 = 1


"Are you all alright?"

Hand them whatever I've gathered.

"Evidence left from one of the assassins. We've interrogated another, and he's left us with valuable information. Equestria has been confirmed to be responsible for everything, their goal in killing Primma Donna and her father was to prevent a possible union between Rosefall and us, which would pose more of an obstacle to them. They also have spies in Ironfoe, Rockeye and Snowborder, and if we inform these nations of the threat we could improve relations, uniting against a common enemy. Any other details you wish to know?"


You fall on your face, tripping Venia as well
After a bit of accidental wrestling, you realize the men both look a bit uneasy
"Ladies please"
"Dear, I'd rather you saved that for me"
"Right this way"
He leads you to a tarp where some singed stuff is gathered.
A burnt mirror, some jewelry, a few pots and pans, a medallion with a few cloth scraps on it, fluffy manacles…
"We need to talk more. Come with us to our quarters."


Follow them. Might have to leave soon, sorry


Can I at least clean up my coat and mane? Before she wakes up?

Roll #0 8 = 8


"W-what? Ah no! We just tripped that's all! The ground is really slippery here."

Get up and help Radiant up as well

Roll #0 1 = 1


"It's not what it looks like!"
Stand up properly.

"uh thank yo-HEY!"

Roll #1 7 = 7


You wash the worst of it off.
But there is not much you can do about the wounds.
That would be more believable if your hoof was anywhere else on her
Unyielding is getting rather red in the face
"Sergeant, lets go see that report now…"
You stand up, regardless of the groping.
Roll to not like it.


"oh.. this is.." Its all hers, expect those pans, Prima didn't touch them.. "do you mind if I take a few of this things?" I touch the mirror, medallion and jewelry.. "I remember helping her pick this piece out.."


I'm not like that!

"Uh, Unyielding, please try to please your mare better next time?"

Roll #1 6 = 6


No! Just get up dammit!

Roll #0 7 = 7


Am I with the Prince in their quarters?


Sit beside her.
Please, give me one more moment before she wakes.
Gently inhale the scent of her mane, and rest my head close to her chest.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


Yes. The king is there too
"So you said the Lordblades have made it to Ironfoe as well? And Rock-"
He coughs a bit
"sorry. Rockeye."
He ignores the comment and leaves
You aren't really into mares. At least not just mares.
You stand up.
See? Easy.
She is sound asleep.
You can wake her up at will.


I blush and clear my throat.
"Let us never speak of this again."


"Yes, Rockeye and The Snowborder. Sir, are you alright?"


I brush myself off and pretend this never happened.

"Of what again? Follow me to the castle so you can get yourself cleaned up."

Motion her to follow again

"So you prefer warhammers in battle?"

Roll #0 4 = 4


And after facing an enemy I had no hope to defeat, after interrogating an undead soul, after bursting into the bedroom of two lovers..
This is where I'm scared?
Gently wake her up with a kiss.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


"Just got some pastry in my throat. No need to worry. I could send out messengers, but how do we prove our info to them?"


Her eyes snap open


I follow her.
"Yes, I do. Heavy armor and a trusty, good weighting hammer to smash the lines of the enemy. Works very well against heretics and everything… I think."


I cock an eyebrow

"Heretics? You must be a inquisitor then?"


'1d10' to take those a couple of prima's more salvageable things. preferably some kind of jewelry that I can combine into a new catalyst to constantly remind me of my mission.

Roll #1 2 = 2


I already gave him the evidence, did I?

"We've gathered proof of Equestria's involvement. Just look the gear they've left behind. Tell them that they can send messengers to come see the evidence for themselves that we have managed to fight off Lordblades. Also, tell them that the assassin's names are Waymarker in Ironfoe, Nimbus in Rockeye, and Haymane and Gemtooth in Snowborder. We extracted that much from the assassin we caught."


"Frutty.." do my best to hide the cuts and bruises, keep my mane in front of my face.

Roll #0 8 = 8


"No, not an Inqusitor. A Paladin, but I have some cleric training too… A Paladin of… A Paladin of…."

Who… who… no wait… of course!

"A Paladin of the Sun!"


Magical kinky manacles.
This is a great idea.
"I will do my best then. I'll get to making the letters right away. Though I fear the Lordblades might stop them if word gets out."


is it really? see if I can do better. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Alternatively, withhold the information first and invite them to a meeting in Wintergrasp on some other predecent, perhaps trade agreements. Then once they are here you can reveal the true purpose for inviting them."


I cast her a surprised glance

"Really? I'm a a paladin of the Sun too! Or well… more like a mage with some paladin training. Heh, even the crown prince of this kingdom wants to become a paladin of the Sun. I think you'll fit in just fine! Hey… I should probably introduce you to him!"


You notice her old tiara was molten by the blast and twisted onto a tree branch. She always wore it when she wanted to pretend to be a princess.
The branch might work with a bit of carving.
"I only dare invite one at a time. Inviting all five kings might cause suspicion to say the least."


"Looks like we ran into a minor problem after Frosty got home.."


"W-where were you? I heard an explosion and you were nowhere to be seen and and I got so scared!"


"Really? Do you Praise the Sun every day? I've heard ponies say thing, but faith… withouth faith, you're nothing…. but armed with Faith, the sky is the limit! Literally! I'd like to meet this Prince then!…ouh… Once I'm better, that is."


I take the branch and hold it close to my chest. Its enough.. enough for me. I thank the guards, and smile to myself that somehow those silly kinky cuffs made through the fire.


"The more we wait, the less time till the Lordblades realise their mission to kill you and Prince Frostmourn have failed and they redouble their efforts… but you are right as well. Our first priority is Rockeye for their technology, then Ironfoe. The Snowborder alliance can hold out, their forming is why Equestria fears more unions in our region.


I smile at her a little sheepishly

"Well I suppose I should be praising the sun a little more then I am but… Every time I feel its rays shine on my face it makes me happy. The fact that's it's so cold out here only strengthens that effect! Although I have to admit that my real passion lies with magic. Conjuring and the arcane are fascinating to me."


"Yeah that was.. Someplace far, don't worry.
Later I'll show you.
An assassin tried to make his way to the king.
Many assassins, actually."


Also, find someplace for Radiant to refresh herself a little

Roll #0 4 = 4


Must be high quality.
The guards wave goodbye as they continue scouring the ruins.
"Very well. I just need a pretense…
…how would you like to go there as an exchange student?"
There are washing quarters at the palace.
She grabs you tightly
"OH GODS NO. PUMPKIN! Y-you got hurt… didn't you…"


"I never was any good with magic, except some basic healing. I'm more of a combat pony, you know."


How tightly did she hug?
"N-no! Really is nothing. Just a few scratches, they already patched me up."

Roll #0 10 = 10


"Hmm… I see. Then I would serve as your messenger and attempt to foster relations as well? Very good plan. Might I invite a few other students along, in that case? Depending on if they wish to go, of course."


"Here, wash yourself up a little."

"Oh, but I am too."

Show her my recently acquainted scar

"That's the result of fighting a group of assassins set on killing the royal family. Not my best performance but we managed to kill them in the end either way."


She keeps you in a tight hug
"Oh.. ok… J-just please don't lie to me about this ok? ..I'm just worried… ok?"
"Rather less than more. Maybe one other two at most."


I point at the scar on my face.
"This was in a cave fighting heretics."
I point at a patch of withered tissue on my chest.
"And this was stopping a Necromancer at… at… um.. home…"

Also, I wash up.

Roll #1 6 = 6


The best quality of course, why settle for less! Oh.. I miss her more than I thought.. I head up to my room and set aside the branch while I check the library for a guide of how to make staves properly so I don't fuck it up, this is important after all. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"I see. My main interest is a pony called Nylis with fantastic magical potential, she would learn much from them and hone her skills even more. I look forward to seeing her lead Wintergrasp's mages in a magical revolution one day, and I believe vastly improving our knowledge and magical technology is the only way we can fight against Equestria. If she refuses though, then I might just bring a friend to assist me.


I nod approvingly at her combat trophies


"I'm here now, all in one piece, see?"
hug her
start speaking in a low voice
"I don't want to lie to you, it was close. We almost died.
But we made it. We drove them back."


You no longer look singed
What a clean little lady you are
[De Magicks: By Photon Finnish]
Must be foreign.
"Ask around. I'll have a few guards go along with you to ensure safe passage."
"C-can I see…. how bad it is?"


"Ahh.. That was refreshing.."


Okay, well.. lets try once more.. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


"Thank you very much, sir. If this is all, I will take my leave."


"Yeah, go on.."

Roll #0 7 = 7


"Good, you look more then presentable enough. Let's go find the prince next. I hope he's awake by now, last night was rough…"

Leave the washing quarters and ask around where the prince is

"So Frostmourn is the Crown prince, the heir to the Wintergrasp throne. A real gentlecolt as long as things go his way. Don't mind the leg, he lost it a few years back."

Roll #0 6 = 6


[Wands, Staves and Catalysts - An extensive study of magic focusing devices: By Juan d'Waver]
"No. Thank you for bringing me this information."
She gasps and covers her mouth
"Y-your… beautiful wings! Your cheek! PUMPKIN! DEAR! OH… oh… gods…"
She is tearing up
The guards say he went to his quarters with Sunrise.


"Hey no, no c'mon, don't be like that! It'll heal, everything will be fine!"
Try to comfort her.

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5


"I will take my leave, sir."

"And.. Frosty, Sunrise.. take care of yourselves. We're all here for you."

Let's go back to my room. I just hope Venus is there…


Alright, lets borrow this and try to apply what it says. I go back to my room and read it, hopefully it has some clear pictures '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


Right, to his quarters then. Knock on his door audibly.

"Frostmourn? It's Venia!"


Wait nevermind I thought Frosty was with us


"A lost leg… I saw some mares with pegs, not a pretty sight… And he sounds nice, but what do you mean last night was rough?"


"Wintergrasp was assaulted by that group of assassins I mentioned earlier. Several ponies died and a whole lot more came close to dying. It was a rough fight and we took some serious hits trying to take them down. As you can probably imagine, none of us are particularly well-rested right now. Hence why I messed up that spell earlier…"


She looks you dead in the eyes
"I don't know if I can take this. You running off every night… doing who knows what… coming back all bloodied and hurt… I… it hurts me too, Pumpkin… it hurts me even more…"
Looks like this might be a long process.
[—at its core, a catalyst must possess two attributes. A tie to its wielder, and a tie to the winds of magic. The former comes from emotional connection to the material or object. The latter is based on runes carved, embossed or sown onto the object. See page 622 for runes.]
You hear some scrambling inside
"Uh… I'll be right oooout!"
"No no it's ok just get dressed! Well f-fine keep going…"
"Uh just a minute! I'm coming! In just a minute! H-hold on!"


"Oh… This place sounds quite dangerous, apart from being cold…"

I look at the door and then at Venia.


I grin

"Don't exert yourself Frostmourn. Take your time, no need to rush."

I shrug



Right, a connection to the wielder.. I stare at the melted bits of metal.. feeling.. everything again.. 'that's a yes.' I set my knives to the side, and check on the page on runes.. maybe this page is easier. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


"I don't think this is the right time then…"


Throw my head back and look at the ceiling.
"I… I thought of that, you know.
Giving up everything and leaving Wintergrasp without a second world.
But do you really want to see this place burn?
If I hadn't been there last night the prince would now be dead, and this kingdom just another piece in the the hooves of the equestrians.
I don't want this to happen.
I can't give up this fight."
Look at her in the eyes, weak and defeated
"And to stay strong, I need you."



After a minute or so Frostmourn opens the door.
Sunrise is sitting on his bed
"Hello miss Venia. And… Um… miss?"
Yeah it is a long but straightforward list.
You select the appropriate runes and start carving
She bursts into full out crying and presses onto you
"I JUST DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU! P-please… just for one night… stay with me?"
She is snoring loudly
Must be tired from the party


I bow before him.
"Radiant Dawn, Paladin of the Sun, at your service."


"Bah, we came all this way-"

"Good morning Frostmourn, good morning Sunrise. Sorry to interrupt so rudely."


"Where in tartarus would I go, beaten up like this?"
Shadow Song will understand, riiiight?


"Radiant Dawn. Glad to meet you. You must be new around here?"
"We ere just um… finishing up anyway. So what did you need?"
Oh yeah she is such a romantic. Sure she will.
"…you better. I'll be expecting you this night…"


"I am, yes. I'm looking for work, to be honest."


"Radiant is new around here. She's suffering from Amnesia, so she's not very familiar with… well anything from around here really. She is a paladin of the Sun though… So I thought you might be interested in meeting her."


Bless her. At least she's feeling good.

Collapse onto the bed and cuddle with her. Ahh…

Roll #0 10 = 10


"I'll do better."
Remove all the gear and treat my wounds, then slip back into bed
"I really hope you don't have class for the morning.
I'm so sick I could die here all alone and nopony would ever know!"
Be teatrical, huge gestures with your hooves and all.
roll for cuddling.
And to have some rest.
Once I'm done and I feel fine, go looking for Frosty.

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


"Well you seem like a big strong one. What's your forte?"
"A paladin!? Ooh now I am interested!
Tell me miss Radiant, do you think you can train me in the paladin ways?"
She lightly brushes your coat
"Just stay put for now… I'm here… shh… I know it must hurt…
…can I do anything to help the pain?"


Wrong post link. Ignore that last one verne.


She stops snoring and throws a hoof around you
"I missed ya. Where were you?
…damn you feel nice…"
And this was for you >>185062


"Combat, mostly, but not only that, but protecting others and myself from harm with defensive auras. And if you have enough fate, I can teach you anything."

I smile at his enthusianism.


"You know what's been going on? Hmm… just keep here and stay close to me. I just want you here."


"I'm sure she ca-"

"Well there you have it! She's more of a paladin then I am, that's for sure."


"What are you talking about? You are here, there was never any pain.." give her one last kiss.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


"Well I know this much already"
He summons up his light wings and gives a wide grin
"Doesn't take a genius to figure you were out there fighting considering all these wounds on you…"
"Honey if you try going anywhere right now I will make sure there is enough pain to keep you around. No lay back down and say where it hurts."


"Impressive… Let me try something… I remember this trick…"

Prayer of Wings.

Roll #0 2 = 2


Give her my back and show the wounded wing.
This is gonna hurt, isn't it?

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


Not a single thing happens.
Man, how anticlimactic.
"Looks like it already does… tell me, does it hurt if I do this?"
She caresses it a little


"Wait… my head is still a bit fuzzy…"

Roll #0 5 = 5


Does it?

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9


"Mhh… Don't stop…"
best wing massage ever.


"Oh, right. Ahaha… Not too bad, at least. Anyway…

You said you wanted to be a guard, did you? What if I gave you your first assignment? "


Pat on Radiants back

"Don't worry about it, I know how it feels… Anyway, now that the two of you are acquainted I'll leave you be to discuss your… wings and stuff. There's a few ponies I'd like to visit after what happened last night. I should be back in a jiffy."

First of all, ask around for Verne

Roll #0 2 = 2


So, after working on that branch very carefully.. how did I do? '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


You do pop out a pair
Not quite the most impressive things, but workable
The prince looks at them
"So this spell is more common than I expected then… How do you do it?"
She tries preening the feathers a little, then slowly rotates the joints
"Is this ok?"
"Well you already gave me my first ass. Might as well complete the ignment part, right?
So what do you need? A new pounding?"
It looks kinda haphazard but feels powerful.
Hey, at least its personal, right?
Might be in his room maybe?


"When did you learn so much about wings~"
I let my voice trail off as she works.

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6



Go to Pumkins room and knock on the door

"Pumpkin? It's Venia!"


Try to get out some more.

"It's rather rare, from what I hear. Only the most devoted ponies have it. And I can call up on them by Faith and belief in.."

The Sun. Must be the Sun.

"… in the Sun itself!"

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Pfft. I'm going to Rockeye soon, and you'd do well for a companion. How about it, hmm~? Well, as long as the other pony that needs to go rejects the offer, there'll be a slot for you. "


Do I want to open?

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8


Well, that's true.. this isn't leaving my side anytime soon, maybe I can find a way to add something to it later to make it connect better.
I guess I''ll go check around the school, is anyone here?


I guess duty overtakes pleasure..
Get in some kind of decent shape
"Come in."

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


I walk in

"Thank yo-"

I see Bearing lying on the bed.

Again? What's with these kids?

"Oh hello there Bearing, sorry to interrupt the two of you."

I glance over to Pumpkin

"About what happened with the intruders last night…"

I move over and whisper in his ear

"Can she hear about this?"


Your call.
They just flash and sputter a bit
"Faith, hm? Mine are more a variant of conjuration magic, based on the bodymorphic flight spell recast with techniques taken from the conjure armour spell as implemented via light-based elemental magic."
She looks a little giddy
"You mean like a real honest real for real guard assignment!"
She then squints at you
"…and you have someone before me? Do I need to help you talk like a girl again or something?"
That's a threatening hoof movement if anything.
Better appease her if you don't want to see what she means.
Venia is with Pumpkin
Verne is not available
Frostmourn is with Radiant
You have three ladies in your dorm


My eyes go over to Bearing as I ask her
"This could be a little… Unsettling. Are you sure you want to stay?"


"If it has to do with you. Yes. I think I deserve to know."


"Magic can be dispelled. Your Faith cannot. As long as you keep believing, no one can take it from you… I just… need to concentrate.. it's pretty hard with not remembering much…"


Roll #0 1 = 1


"Ahaha! Come now, do you think I could let anyone but you be my special somepony? You know all about me. I just need to offer this pony a chance first because if wintergrasp will survive out coming troubles, we will need this onr's expertise with magic and Rockeye's knowledge. But I'll see if I can let you come with me anyway. You know, as my very special guard. "

Rolling for seduction

Roll #0 1 + 1 = 2


"Yeah, yeah you do."
"Please miss Venia, ask away."


"What exactly did the Lordblade tell you? Did you learn anything notable?"


Oh, they're still here? Are they sleeping?


Your wings explode in a shower of light
The prince looks less than impressed
"You ok? I think you um… made a mistake somewhere."
She drop her hood on your junk
"Yeah right. You have had your eyes on a dozen girls before me. I bet you use me as some kind of consolidation prize, playstallion."
Probably. This is a weekend after all.


Eh, let them rest, they earned it. I'll go check on the prince.


"Argh- yes actually, a whole deal."
clean my mind up and speak in a low voice.
"They will invade soon. A few years at best. And they are infiltrated in every other kingdom of the north.
What happened this night? It was to stop our alliance with Rosefall.
And they succeeded.
Fortunately we stopped them before they could complete their mission."
anything else? Yeah.
"Oh, and a lot of technical stuff about their armor and weapons.
They carry explosive charges with a two meters blast radious, can kill anypony within it. Usually in the masks or on the chest."


Even if I did, doesn't mean it lasted! And.. I really do want to last with you. You can understand me, and I.. it was a dream come true to meet you. Here's a confession, then.. I do hope you'll really become my guard in the future. It's.. a silly romantic fantasy, but hey.


There is some big stallion in a dress at his door
Bearing looks increasingly worried


I grit my teeth.
"Sorry… my headache from Venia shocking and almost exploding me is making this a bit hard."

Come out now, pretty wings!
Come out for the Sun!

Roll #0 7 = 7


"It's allright honey. I will answer all your questions as soon as I've helped miss Venia."
lean against her.

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


"Um.. hello?" I tap the stallion on the shoulder "Who are you and what are you doing here?"


I slump back on my flank

"O-oh dear… That's… grave news. Thank the Sun we managed to stop them."

I mull this over for a while

"What did Shadow say about all this?"


"What? Oh hello, I'm just trying to show the Prince some Divine stuff… are you a zebra? Up here in the cold?"


"Looking at the past you'll need someone to guard that pansy ass of yours anyway. So we'll be going to Rockeye then?"
There we go
Pretty wings
"Ooooh. I see. I hate headaches. I get them miscasts all the time. So anything more you can tell me?"
"Okay… I love you…"
She goes back to massaging your wings


"Nothing. She's been silently watching over the interrogation.
And I need you to rely her a message.
I won't be able to make it to training tonight, give her my most sincere apologies, but tell her 'there is a matter I must attend, for when I come back home'.
She'll understand."

TaKe a pause

"How are the others? How is Frosty?"


"Yeah, I live up here.. are you.. from somewhere else?"


Pffft. I'm not sure, I'll need to arrange it with the King. Until then.. lemme rest for now. I'll repay that favour for you later…



"I'm new here, yes. But I don't remember from where…"

"I could try to show you some protective magic… but we'll need more space for that."


"Oh you'll rest. When I let you."
Have fun mate
"We have training grounds outside. I just… need to finish up a little in here first."


"Hm… alright, I should probably go talk to her anyway. Frostmourn and Sunrise are fine thankfully."

I glance over at Bearing and pat Pumpkin on the back

"Either way, if it wasn't for you a lot of ponies could have died last night. Including me as well. So thank you Pumpkin, if there is anything you ever need of me just ask and I'll be happy to oblige… most of the time."



I look questioningly at him.


Sunrise smiles at you from inside
"He won't be long!"


Exhale at the news.
"At least we didn't fight for nothing."
Look at her leave
"It's been an honor fighting alongside you, miss Venia."
Once Venia is outside and the door is locked, give my full attention to bearing
"Okay. Time to ask. Anything you want to know. And please don't start off with 'the truth', I'm gonna tell you everything."


"Are you sure?" I examine him. "and, why are you question Prince Frostmourn?"

Roll #0 1 = 1


"Glad to have you on our side Pumpkin. We can talk more later. And please, just call me Venia. We're all old enough now."

Take my leave. Next pony up is Manifest. Let's find him.


"Oh well, take your time to prepare then. I know, this won't be easy, probably. At least it gives me some time to look around and accomodate to the surroundings. Or ask Hammerflank why do buildings just explode. They haven't done that from where I come from."

"I am sure, yes. And I'm not questioning him, I'm having a talk!"


"Who is training you, and to be what, exactly.
…then tell me how I could make you feel a bit easier."
Roll not to lose your shit
"Ok see you around bye"
he closes the door on you


"Oh, really? do you know what has taken place recently?"

Roll #0 6 = 6




"Shadow Song. The mare that lives in the woods. The one with the creepy shadows following her everywhere."
now, for the hard part.
"She's training me to leave my soul behind. She's training me to become elite amongst the assassins, shadow unseen in the mist.
She's training me to be all that ponykind doesn't want to see.
All for the sake of the kingdom."

"I have never dragged you into this in the first place."


I start walking away from the door.
Try to find the training grounds.

"Hammerflanks told me there was an explosion from mold, and Venia told me about an assasination attempt, That's all I know."

Roll #1 9 = 9



Thanks destiny.
"Well, then you understand why its kind of odd for someone totally new to be hanging around him right now? Better let me hang around too." I say to her.


He is in his chapel as usual
"Hello Venia. Survived the attack I see."
"So she is the one then… ok… do you wanna tell me more? Or… is this a thing that is none of my business?"
The training grounds is outside.
Hammerflanks and Unyielding are there already
"Oh hello again Radiant"
"How was your tour?"


I nod

"Surprised? Or did your master tell you I would already?"


"You are most welcome! I don't blame you either, the Prince really is quite the young little charmer."
I chuckle.

"Good, though I still not back to my full potential. I asked the Prince to do some training. Or more exactly, he asked me. He'll come down here as soon as he is done preparing."


Get closer to her and lay my head over her back, while slowly closing my eyes and relaxing
"All this is your business. As much as you want to know, I can tell you."
Try to think
"And yes, there's something. I think I'm growing to close to Shadow.
And before you punch me, I don't mean like that.
It's just, I never really had anything like a mother, in my life…
Yeah you can get the hang of that."


"He really is, quite the trail of hearts behind him too.." I sigh a bit and look around the training area, how many ponies are here? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


"He only said that losses would happen this night. He said he would drink deep of the emotions. Of fear. Of sorrow. Of loss. Of success. Of longing. Of waiting. I feel he is… pleased enough."
"Oh? What did he ask training in?"
"Well I think I know what you're saying…
So you're training to fight… and… I think you're becoming ignorant of pain too… is that what this is about? Not feeling pain?"
She is playing with your wings again


"Well that's lovely. I'm happy he fulfilled his sadistic desire."

I frown at him

"Why didn't you warn us?"


they are fresh out of healing ;_;
"Try me.."
Smirk at her, but keep the exact same position.
Brace for impact.

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Divine spells, more specifically protective ones. He surprised me that he already had a wing spell that I have too."

Get them Prayer of Wings working already.

Roll #1 6 = 6


She looks at you questioningly then gets a worried smile
"O…okay? Is this what you're into?"
She then lightly punches you in the nuts
"T-that hurts r-right? H-have you been a b-bad boy?
…gosh I'm bad at this. It really isn't my thing.
…am I even doing it right?"
"It was not part of the plan. It would not have been as real then…"
Just Radiant, Unyielding and Hammerflanks.
The two give an impressed look
"Well now. I see you know that spell too. My cousin is very fond of it"
"By the sun that's impressive…"

Roll #0 8 = 8


"Just wait until the Prince get's here and I show you my Protective Aura!… If I can get it to work, that is."


Well, if those ponies are with them, it will be fine.. between all the action last night, and fighting until morning I don't think I got any sleep. I wave good bye to them and go sleep in my dorm, yeah, cuddling those three unicorns if they are still in my bedroom.


"Not part… of the plan?"

I guffaw

"Oh well, to Tartarus with you. I don't even know why I bothered. We're all just little pawns in a game in your eyes anyway."

Leave the chapel, let's go to the forest next.


The prince stumbles over a little sweaty and panting, but suited up
"I'm ready for training!"
They are all still there, kinda groggy
"Hey look gals, it's our own striped wonder"
"Returned at last. Last night was a blast."
"Well, save for the whole explosion and evacuation thing"


Turn around and kiss her.
"No silly, it's not my thing! Why would you even think it? I'm spending my whole life running from pain, why would I want more just when I'm beside you?"

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


Shadow Song has made good time in returning.
She is packing both Lordblade suits into her trunk.
The undead lordblade is standing around, looking blankly into the distance
"Oh… well um… sorry… about the punch… then.
…how can I make it up to you?"


"Yeah, that was pretty bad.. I haven't gotten any sleep girls, lets talk in a few hours~" I give each of them a kiss and then pass out.


"Just relax."
Am I too tired for some tender love in the missionary position?

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7


"Are you sure? Things might not work if you are exhausted! Weren't you supposed to get ready? Or did you run all the way here?"


Hell no.
+2 because. Also, did you read my suggestion about these rolls?

Roll #0 6, 5 + 2 = 13


I clear my throat to announce my presence, looking a little uncomfortably at the undead lordblade


She lays back
"Go on then. You know I'm all yours~"
Which one?
"Don't mind it. I'm just keeping it around as a punching bag before i have it jump off a cliff."
"Trust me I'm all fired up lets go give me your best shot"


"Anyone has a real weapon here? Not a training one. An actual weapon capable of killing?"

I look the Prince in the eyes.
"I want you to get one now. I'll show you something."


He conjures a sword of light
"Got that covered."


"Right… everypony needs a hobby, I suppose."

Approach her a little closer, still not too thrilled about the minion

"I want to thank you for saving our lives last night… uh, Valeriana? Was that it?"


I stand tall and puff out my chest.
"Now swing it at me like I was a fierce enemy… or an assasin like from yesterday. Don't hold back, and don't worry about me. Try to actually kill me."

Activate Last Stand as he strikes.


"I love you.
Because with you, I can really relax.
With you, I can lower my guard.
I love you."


"My name is Shadow Song."
She is checking the outfits, fixing the holes in both
"That's crazy talk… but uh… um… OK! RARGH!"
"Just make sure you only lower it when you can dear… um… how do your wings feel? Can you move them?"

Roll #1 1 = 1


Can I?

Roll #0 7 = 7


Wow he hits like a pussy.


Don't try flying though.
"Ok good~ Mm… they're so pretty…
…could you um…

…oh now I'm too embarrassed to ask. Just um… go on."


Try to fly…
Yeah, don't stop doing anything else thou.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3




"Is that the name on your birth certificate? Because Valeriana Swansong is a… much more cheerful na- Ah no matter. How are you feeling today? I'm… sorry for my drunkenness from yesterday eve. I don't remember everything but I know we had fun. I just hope I didn't say something embarrassing."


"Dear… I think you're getting tired… it's not even inside any more. Look um… dear… can I just… can I lead, for a while? Ok?"
Unyielding yells from the sidelines
He turns back around, eyes aflame with anger.
"Yes. Well. It isn't a name I've used in ages… I took on a new name to honour my mother's memory… but now, I'm not sure any more. I've sung the shadow song. All of it. For the first time in years. And it has helped me find a bit of peace in my heart.
And I have you to thank for a lot of it."

Roll #1 10 = 10


>natural doublecrit
That blow would have taken the head off a dragon.


I keep standing perfectly still and calm and smile at him as the Divine shield blocks the hit and it bounces off harmlessly.

"That's enough for now. Nice swing by the way. Do you see the power of Faith now?"


"Me? I think you're seriously overestimating me here, you're the one who probably saved my life more times than I probably know of."


Pegasus roast on menu tonight?
Yeah that wasn't such a brilliant idea.
"I just wanted to take you for a spin.."
tap my front hooves together coyly and land.
"Please, take the wheel!"

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


Everyone in the room is equally shocked
"Yes. That is true. Then. A life is one thing. A soul is another. And you have helped me heal mine. I'm thinking of moving back into civilization…
Oh and feel free to abuse the zombie. It's there for that reason. Blow off some steam. Do things you're not ok with doing to the living. That sort of thing."
The undead nods eagerly.
"You know if you really wanted to make a dream real for me…"


"Go on.."
Don't move. Let her do everything. She asked it…


"As I said, it's not magic, it's what you believe in. I love the Sun, and I believed the Sun loves my. I had Faith in the Sun, and trusted that it will protect me. And it did. That's the true power of Divinity."

I try to keep on my legs and not collaplse helplessly when I start to feel the effect slip away.

Roll #1 10 = 10


"Really? Just because of me? I was a bitch to you for over a decade!"

Glance over to the zombie

"Uh… I'm not sure. That doesn't seem like a polite thing to do."


"what if you… umm"
She moves your wings a little
"these uh…"
Oh man look at all that blushing
"..on me?"
Just a small stumble, nothing overt.
Unyielding claps
"HA! Great one. Incredible. To hell with procedure, you're hired. You start right now. I want you in the royal guard and I want you guarding my cousin the prince here pronto."
"But sir is that-"
"DID YOU MISS THE BLOW SHE TOOK WITH A DAMN SMILE? I want that in my ranks. Now."
"Yessir. As you say sir."
"Radiant Dawn, welcome to the Wintersgrasp Royal Guard. We'll get a suit for you the second you are ready."
"Go on. It wont mind. It can even fake some pain if you like that.
…and yeah. Because of you. And your friends. Really, you have helped me see I'm more than just some traitor hiding the shadows."
The zombie presents itself as a target.


My smile get's even wider, and I do a little salute.
"Yes sir, gladly! Does that mean I'm allowed to stay in the barracks as well?"

After that I turn back to Frostmourne.
"This was a spell to protect yourself… but there is more to it. You can protect others as well, but that's where it get's tricky. Want to hear about it?"


Well the wings work after all…
And feathers are soft, I can confirm…
Look over at my wings, long motion of my head.
Then spread them.
"You should take the wheel more often!!"
try it out, shall we?

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10


I nod silently, glancing over to that creepy minion and quietly shuffle away from it

"I'm sorry, but I'd rather not hit something that can't fight back."


"Y-yeah… thanks… mm~ they're so soft… I'm not pressing on them too hard am I? J-just say if I need to get off them ok?"
"Oh I can make it fight too. I just prefer to blow off steam on it, not actually train. You know. No fun when I know where it will hit.
But hey, if you don't want to, your call.
Anyway, think you can get me a room in the basement or something? Or in a tower? Somewhere without a lot of ponies walking by my door."
"We have quarters for the royal guard at the palace."
"YES! I'm still trying to figure how that not-getting-hurt spell works too. Don't tell me! Is it… some type of pseudoelemental transmutation? Converting kinetic energy into a nonlethal energy type and grounding it via the body?"


"One more feather on my wings is not going to kill me…" smile at her.
fade to black maybe?
Take a shower once everything is done.
We do have showers in ye old magic middle ages, right?

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


I chuckle.
"Whoa, slow down, we'll talk about the technicalities later. For not, I'll show you this similar spell. It envelops you and your friends in a protective barrier, not as powerful as this one, but still. And I'll tell you why. You see, when you protect only yourself, you only need your own faith and devotion. On the other hoof, if you want to protect somepony else, you need to trust them, and they need to trust you too. This makes it riskier."

I look at Unyielding.
"Do you trust me?"


Guess those exist in magic pony middle ages.
"After that, lady, I'll try anything once."


"Yeah… I think I'll pass on the minion bashing."

My ears perk up

"I… I'm sure I can arrange something! I'll talk it over with the King. When do you want to move in? Uh… I don't think your minion thingy will be allowed in though. So if you were planning on using him as a makeshift peg then you might want to reconsider."


OH THAT'S HOW IT IS?Shower cuddles then!
Enjoy the shower.

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3


"Good. Frostmourne, take it easy now, and wait for my mark. When I say so… I want you to try and incapacitate Unyielding. Aim at his legs, but nothing serious, no blows like that one before. Just a small wound at best, try to impede, not kill, like you wanted to capture a spy. And listen now, only do that after my mark, understood?!"

I turn to Unyielding.
"I want you to believe me when I say that you won't get hurt. Do you believe me?"
Try to cast a Protective Aura around him.

Roll #1 1 = 1


You decide to try soap as lube
The burning pain will last for a few hours
"I don't plan on keeping it. I just need to vent. And I can move in whenever. I think I'm ready to leave these woods behind."
All hell breaks loose as the aura manifests, then explodes violently
Frostmourn, Unyielding and Hammerflanks to their best to avoid it

Roll #1 3, 8, 4 = 15


As the explosion was centered away from Unyielding he is unharmed.
However Hammerflanks looks pretty beat up and Frostmourn is on the floor


"I told you to remain calm and trust me!"

Rush over Hammerflanks and Heal him!

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Right. That's… that's good. I'm happy that you've managed to find it in your heart to move on. And you know you don't have to vent by beating a minion up right? I'm always willing to talk about things if you so wish."


You help Hammerflanks up
Unyielding goes help the prince
"ow… ok forget that one… I don't need a concussion wave spell…"
"I'm done singing the shadow song. It helped me deal with a lot of bad memories.
And sometimes you just NEED."
He kicks the zombie in the gut
and punches it in the jaw
and then stabs it in the throat
and twists its neck around with a snap
finally smashing it on the ground and kicking it for a while


"It wasn't supposed to explode! Wait just a minute!"

Try again! Make it a Protective Barrier this time not an explosion!

Roll #1 10 = 10


This one looks proper and sturdy
Unyielding looks a little iffy
"You really are an all or nothing type aren't you…"


"Yes, yes, no talk now, we need to be quick! Frostmourne, try to incapacitate Unyielding now!"

I concentrate and maintain the aura.


Watch this.


"… well, like I said before. Everpony needs a hobby I guess. I'll leave you to your fun to go arrange some things with the king for your residence. We definitely need to talk about some of the stuff that happened recently, later."

I start walking away, then suddenly remembering something and trotting back.

"I almost forgot. Pumpkin told me he couldn't make it to training this evening. You have his apologies for it and he told me that there is a matter I must attend, for when I come back home."


"Ok. Here goes cousin!"
He attacks the barrier

Roll #1 8 = 8


She is stomping on the zombie as it lays on its back and takes it
"…I think I need to blow off a little more.


"Hey, don't be too hard on the kid. He's got a nice mare who is worried sick about him. And after what happened last night…"



Since that obviously didn't work…
Let's get down to business. I promised the night to Bearing, gotta see a few ponies in the meantime.
Frosty is okay, the others are too..
Find Shadow Song!


"Coool. So some form of energy absorbing barrier? How many hits can it take?"
"Well well. It actually worked. Didn't expect that."
"Yeah he does. Look run along and go clean off your stallion behind some training ground crates why don't you if you have nothing important to say."


She is in the woods.
Getting there before Venia leaves: DC4



Roll #1 3 = 3


"If you leave it like that, it can only take a few hits, maintain it, and it can take more, but leave you vulnerable."

I keep trying to hold it up.
"See, I am defending you, but I would be a sitting duck for anyone to attack me."


I glare at her

"I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that and walk away now."

Do so


I'm too chill to take it running today.
It might be the broken bones thou…


"That was amazing! Can you teach me how to do that?"


"That's what I'm trying to do with the Prince, but it only works with time and devotion!"


Ti~iii~iime WARP
Boom there you are
Alone with Shadow Song
In the woods
Like a boss
She has a beat up zombie there too
"Pumpkin. What brings you here so early?"
"Like this?"
Frosty comes and gently tips you over
"Pretend all you want it still happened!"
Aaand gone you are.
Didn't even see pumpkin arrive.
Where are you off to next

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Well I have time…"


Go to the King's office


My concentration breaks as he manages do so.
"…Yes, like that."


He is writing some letters
"Oh hello Venia. I really should knight you or something by now. This is the how manyeth time you've saved me and the kingdom."


"Wanted to check on you, I won't be able to make it tonight.
And don't get me wrong, is not for the cut or the bruises, those are healing.
I came home and Bearing saw me like this and.. You can guess.
I've promised her tonight."


"Right. Damage absorbing barriers only function under extended focus and dissipate if focus is broken. Understood. Though that spell itself looks hard to replicate."
Unyielding butts in
"I heard paladins tap into their feelings to power their attacks. I think it was called Battle Fever or something. Do you know that?"
"Putting your mare ahead of your training are you?"


I wave my hoof dismissively

"It wasn't just me alone, my King. Others did their share defending as well. There is… one thing I'd like to ask though. A good friend of mine is looking to move into Wintergrasp. However she's… not used to the busy life that goes around here as she spent most of her life in the woods. Are there any rooms, towers or basements that she could use to settle down in? It would have to be someplace calm without too many ponies running about."


"But you'll be glad to have her, to have something that reminds you of your soul"
look at her
"It's not what you said word by word, but I've gotten close, right?"


I stand up and nod.
"Of course I do… but I fear that might be dangerous to show if I didn't mess up and managed to get a good hit in… but that's what training dummies are for, right? Can I have that hammer from earlier again? Listen close again, Frosty. You are a fast learner!"


"There is no need to be modest my dear. At such a young age, you are possibly the greatest hero alive in these lands. Were you a bit younger, I would have you marry the prince! I think I owe you a status as a noble if nothing else! A room in this palace is small! Go on. Pick any you want for your friend. Whoever may be there currently will be more than glad to move out, I'm sure."
"She means that much to you, does she?"
"Yes miss Radiant"
"Training dummies are over there on the sideline. This I gotta see."


"I'm sure of it like I've never been sure of anything else in my whole life."
sit down on the woods.
"And I'm hurting her. With all… This!"


"Oh no, no, no. Please. There's no need for that, really! She's a very simple mare, she doesn-"

Or does she?

"Just… A room that is currently empty and not in a too busy part of the castle will do."


"…then go to her.
You have already proven your dedication to this path.
You no longer need to prove yourself.
Only learn to be more skilled. That is all.
Go on.
You have the night off."


"Are you sure? Baroness Venia doesn't catch your fancy at all? A nice house by the mountains, a few servants, all that?
Well, think about it at least.
The most out of the way places are probably the old dungeons, the south tower top and the side room we used for storage until the cellar pantry was built."


"I didn't come here for 'the path', you know.
I wanted to talk with you.
I mean, seeing lordblades again, after all this time…
Something must have happened.
And I know how much you might need to talk with somepony."


I take up a hammer and face one of the dummies.

"Now, Frostmourne, this technique can be dangerous even to yourself, as calling upon the divine powers can blind you in the heat of battle, and you will make mistakes. It is a very wise choice to use the barrier spell to prevent such damage, but even that won't help you from the exhaustion that comes afterwards."

I raise the hammer and point it at the target.
"Please step back everypony, I don't want this to backfire as well. To call upon this aid of your deity, you must tap into your inner fire, letting it consume and burn you, and a purpose be the fuel. Imagine that this dummy wants to bring everlasting darness… or wanted to murder your… What was her name again? Sunshine? Sundial? Anyway, let the insticts and impulses guide and control you."

I turn to face the dummy, and imagine that it wants to extuingish the Sun.

"Know me while creature, for I shall bring down the Fury of the Sun on you!"

Activate Fervor and Blast the Dummy.

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Thank you, my liege. I think the tower will be to her liking."

I bow and take my leave

"If it's alright I'll go inform her now."




Roll #1 3 = 3


It worked.
Plot trumps rules.
Your eyes flare up with power as you swing your hammer, shattering the wooden dummy into splinters.
You turn, still glowing with divine rage
The three others clap a little
"Most impressive. So that's what it was when I first managed to summon my wings! It was divine fervor! And here I thought I just got mad as fuck."
"Niiiiiice. So… are there any downsides to fighting like that, hm? I'm really interested."
"Go ahead Lady Venia. it is always a pleasure to have a visit from a hero."



"Well. I guess I do owe you a little chat. You already know about the uniform so no use talking about that. Anything specific you want to know, or do I just need to spill my guts here?"


If there is another dummy beside it, try to kick it apart with my bare hindhooves.

"Yes! It grants great power but counter attack might be more dangerous, not to mention that once your inner fire dies down it leaves your whole body exhausted, and that might happen right in the middle of enemies!"

Roll #1 4 = 4


Right then. Back to the forest. Hopefully she'll have calmed her shit by now.


You smash its head with your hoof.
Then fall flat on your face, exhausted
She seems to be talking to Pimpkin


I pant tiredly.
"See? That's what I was talking about…"
Stay there.
The floor is comfy.


Agh… I'd better leave them alone then. Trot back to the castle. Let's go find the prince and stuff


"I really want to see you squirm.
Was that the end of the song? And was that your real name? And oh whoa thank you very much for standing there doing nothing while they were gutting us alive!"


He's with Unyielding and Radiant, who is face down, ass up on the floor
Unyielding smirks
"Well that was quite the show. Bravo indeed. Very educational"
Frostmourn nods too
"Oh yes."
She leaps on you and puts a blade against your wing
"Take that tone ever again and you won't fly for a good long time. I shot that arrow the moment I got there.
…and yes. My… ugh… real name is Valeriana Swansong. The song I sing… was sung to me by my mother. It is a long song. She sang one verse every night to me. …that one I sang tonight… was the last. She died singing it. Holding me. After saving me from five assassins…"


"How are things going here? Sorry, that took much longer than expected."


I'm not so impressed by the blade.
Or am I? '1d10+2'
After all, I didn't really mean it, it was just a joke.
"She sounds amazing…
But hey I'm here to thank you, not to have you remember all the sad moments of your life!
I really appreciate what you did."

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3


"Fine! Frostmourne learns really fast!"

'1d10' Stand up now.

"I have one more thing that might be worth mentioning."

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Just learning some new tricks dear."
"Yes indeed. Miss Radiant here has been telling us about tapping emotions for stronger attacks."
You slip and land at Unyielding's feet
You piss yourself in fear
Not for your own sake, but what would Bearing say if she can no longer fly with you!
"You'd better."


I smile at Frostmourn, nodding my head
"That he does, that he does."
I turn to Anvil, clearing my throat
"Sweetheart, could you-"

"Tapping emotions for stronger atta-? Isn't that exactly the thing I told you not to do, Frostmourn?"


"Uh, whoops… see this is why Fervorous attacks can be dangerous!"
Stand up, it's not that hard!

Roll #1 10 = 10


I want to thank you, but I have no idea what you drink!
Make a name! Anything! Even the rarest shit you can think of from Prance or something! I'll get that bottle for you!"


"What? Why would you tell him that? How do you expect him to be powerful without them?"


Standing up is not a thing you should really be proud of managing.
"…yes miss Venia"
"Yes dear? What is it?"
"I'm not letting you go to prance. But it was a good year scotch from the palace.
And getting me drunk is an easy way to bed me, not thank me. If you want to thank me, go do something with this day that helps you heal. Both body AND soul."


"You are the hardest mare I've ever met. See you tomorrow for training then."
Meh, I'm gonna find something one day.
Make my way back to the palace, what time is it?


About noon now


"Because Frostmourn is to become a King. Kings need to be level-headed individuals for the sake of their people. Get too emotional and you'll start making mistakes that cost the lives of ponies. Which is exactly what happened to King Ironmane 16 years ago. That's him right? I can't think very straight anymore"


"Are you saying that he shouldn't take Pride in governing a kingdom, Love to protect the ponies that live in this country and use anger to smite down his foes?"


So, find Frosty. Is he busy?


Seems to be at the training ground with Venia, Unyielding and some newcomer


"I'll tell you later."

"A king is a symbol, not a tool of war. Don't put all your eggs into one basket. One lucky shot by the enemy on the battlefield and Frostmourn is no more, no matter how angry or upset you get it won't change anything."


"But he must be on the battlefield, like every good king."


"Yes, he does. With a clear and level head. Not with a mind clouded by hatred and emotions."


Approach him!
"Prince, Miss Venia, Sir Unyelding."
Bow to the three


"Pumpkin! Good to see you made it out ok!"
"Hey kiddo"



"Pumpkin, I told you there's no need to call me miss anymore."


"You weren't here when we learned about Faith and the Protection it can give. And it is not uncontrolled rage, it IS controlled, only by powers beyond us."

I glance at Frosty and Unyielding.
"Isn't that right?"

"And hello to you too."


"In simple terms, more or less that, yes."
"Well her earlier display convinced me pretty well"


"But Miss Venia, there are visitors!"
"How is your wing, Sir Unyeldin?"
Turn to Frosty
"Had any troubles following last night, Prince?"
"Valnia, you here too? How are you doing since, you know, last night and all?"
"Most enchanted."
Bot and kiss her hoof
"Pumpkin Smile, aquaitance of the Prince."

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4


"It didn't fall off. That's enough for me."


"Let the enemy use up all their big guns on you while you are near invincible, and strike them down while they are stunned!"

"Uh… Radiant Dawn, Paladin of the Sun… but you don't really have to do that…."


"Oh im ok, they didnt hit me the way they hit you or miss Venia."


I roll my eyes and sigh

"Right. Sure. Not like I have the most combat experience out of the lot of you."

Smile at her

"That's good. Thank the Sun and Moon nopony of our group got hurt too bad."

"Now that you're back here… I'll be right back"

Back to the forest, find Shadow


"I'm thanking the same gods right now. Mine was saved only thanks to Doc."
"What are you even saying, I have never seen you around before, you must be a guest of the King, right?"
"Getting beaten up is easy, the hard part is singing in the face of the enemy. You saved us out there."
"See ya miss Venia."


"Is that so? I have killed an adolescent dragon all by myself once. I think… At least one of my ribs feels fuzzy when I try to remember that."


"Thats because you were there."

I blush
"Oh its nothing, you take all the hits."


I smile confidently.
"No, I am the latest addition to the guard. Unyielding has tasked me to look out for the Prince."


"You wound me! I'm a valiant rider of the shadows!"
snicker some
"But yeah, they beated me up prety badly. But check it out, nothing major's broken!"
"A true dragon? Like, 7 feet tall and ready to eat you up in one bite?"
"Oh, nice to know you then, miss Radiant! The Prince is a prodigy, he can already fly on his own!"


Touch his wing
"Thank the gods, you can fly right?"


"Yes, me and the Prince already showed each other our wings."
I chuckle.
"And yes, a real dragon, not big enough to eat you in one bite, I think it would have took him three or four if I gave him the chance, but still, it was one of the most intense battles of my live. If it wasn't for my trusty armor and hammer, I wouldn't have made it."

I sigh.
"I miss that equipment…"



Unyielding motions towards the palace
"Well if you're joining the guard we'll need to get you new ones. Full plate right? Got any colour preferences? Helmets? Anything?"



"Yes, I prefer full plates, round shoulderpads if at all possible, deflects projectiles better. And as long as you have it in a Sun related theme, I am happy."

I turn to Frostmourne.
"But I still wanted to show you another trick, remember?"


"Yeah a bit, but they told me not to overdo it.
Beign injured has perks thou.
Bearing went through my wings and gave them the best massage of my life!"
"Where could they ever be anyway? You lost them in battle?"


"Oh honey don't be like that. We're just trying to keep an open mind here"
"Yeah miss Venia don't be a total sandcunt"
"That's not appropriate Frosty"
"Well I learned it from you!"
"Not everything I say and do is appropriate."
"Sun related? Well the standard ones only have the royal insignia. You can ask the smith though."
The prince nods eagerly
"Yeah! What was it?"


I'm not even there anymore. I'm in the forest looking for Shadow


Retract my hoof
"Oh right… I shouldt touch your wings."


Shadow is on a cliff with the zombie


"Ah don't worry, they have been proof-felt enough already."


Approach her and clear my throat from a distance once again to announce my presence


"Thats not what I meant but ok."


"No, I simply woke up without them, not remembering much…"

"I'll see to that smith then, but first…"

I try to Bless the training hammer.

Roll #0 8 = 8


She does not turn
The zombie takes a swan dive off the cliff, splattering onto the rocks below
"…hello Venia."
It pulses momentarily, then settles into a warm glow
"Whoa! Blessing right?"


"Exactly. You seem very knowledgeable about Divine spells, I am honestly surprised!"

I hoof the hammer over to him.
"Feel the difference?"


"Don't go all creepy all of a sudden! Something on your mind?"
"Just find the ponies you were with the night before, usually works."




"No, you don't understand. I'm not even from around here! I'm from a much warmer country, but can't even recall it's name!"


I look a little disturbed

"Right. I arranged a place for you to stay in Wintergrasp. An empty tower. Thought, you'd like that."


"Why yes. Yes I do. The divine energy of the sun, focused into a pre-existing item to infuse it to strike harder against those whose creeds the virtues of the sun is opposed to.
That must mean… you're a Celestial!"


"I appreciate it."
She turns around after looking down one last time and spitting
"I really do. I will move in after dark.
…I trust you told nobody who I am."


What… Why… Why do I feel empty by hearing that…
Why did I felt a small pang of sadness when he said that?

"That's right! I told you I can Heal too, don't you remember? I thought that would give it away!"


"…" Okay something's off.
"Look, if you wanna talk, I'll be in the cafeteria. I heard they got something nice today to celebrate. Maybe there won't be as much pressure as there is here."
"What, amnesia or something?"


"Just making sure. Celestials, derived from the old word for heaven, are said to be the pinnacle of devotion, combining the holy zeal of a paladin with the blessed healing of a cleric. Is that about right?"


I shake my head.

"I told them it was for a 'friend'. The South towertop is all yours. Anyway, I'll stop bothering you now, we can talk later I hope."


"There is nothing to talk about but I can go with you, if you want to."


"Yes, or so they say. Some thing are just, missing."

"Exactly. We are not Crusaders in our might, but having someone who can both smite down the wicked and heal the allied is a great asset to any mission!"


"I'll be there once night falls. Nobody will hear me come, or see me arrive.
That is how I want it to be. Among others or not, I as still but a shadow."
"Well looks like my books were right about some things at least. So was that everything you wished to show?"


"I hope you find your memory soon enough, Lady Radiant. Now I must bid you farewell."
"Sure, let's go."
Turn to Frosty.
You coming?


I nod quietly and walk off back to the castle.


"As long as this is all the training for today. I'll catch up ok?"


"Goodbye. It was a pleasure talking to you."

"I think that is all, unless you want to know how to Blast your foes."


Well there you are
At the castle


"Lead the way."

"See ya Frosty."


Alright, next thing on the agenda. Where is Sunrise? Find her.


"Okay seeya."
Make some distance
"Okay does Frosty know it yet?"


"What are you talking about?"


"Too much of a good thing can spoil it miss Radiant. This will do for now."
He leaves
Unyielding stays
"So about that armour"
She is in the prince's room, napping


"Prima! Did anypony tell him?"


I turn to him.
"Yes. Lead the way?"