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Northlands Season 2 - Episode 6 DM 381803[Last 50 Posts]

This is the story of a group of unlikely heroes who handed together to unite a warring north. Their travels have taken them far from home, and soon, things are about to take an unexpected turn.


Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381806

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381807

"Why don't we simply purchase all of the slaves and free them? If you're intent on killing everyone here, you'd still get your money back, and the civilians would be safe."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381808

"Are you expecting me to sneak around?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381809

"…..if they're selling these slaves, that might actually work."

Venia [Battlemage] 381810

"Because we do not have the funds available to us at the moment. I'm also a bit reluctant to trust them."

Gaius Smitebird 381811

"I have to agree."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381812

"Trust is a non-issue when you have access to the mind. And do you really need to trust those you plan to slaughter?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381813

"Yes. Unless you want us all killed."

Godric [Dark Knight] 381814

"How can you guarantee that the slaves will not be a hindrance then?"

Venia [Battlemage] 381815

And I suppose we'll follow his lead now.

"Yes. Because what prevents them from backstabbing us the moment we reveal the money we don't even have? Nopony is even supposed to know about their presence here, so they may have a little wary of how we found them."

DM 381816

Easiest path is part the bungalows, hugging the wall to reach the tower. From the top of it you can probably reach the inner yard.
…or the slave pens.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381817

"You know I can't, Pumpkin."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381818

"No one is arguing about that. The slaves will certainly be a hindrance either way."

"We're the ones planning to backstab them, remember? It doesn't matter, though. If you're set against it, I won't argue. It just leaves the slaves in their hooves a while longer and puts them in harm's way to keep them there."

Kilana [deathsinger] 381819

"I'll follow your lead pumpkin."
"Well, if we send one pony to say they are interested in buying a slave, that will get them to reveal the location of the keys to the slaves chains or other locks."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381820

"One pony is too suspicious, who would come all the way out here alone.
He'd need at least a bodyguard."

Venia [Battlemage] 381821

"We don't. Have. Money."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381822

Pens it is.
"Beware of Codar. It's gonna be hard having him sneak around."
"The cerberus can, you can.
Don't sell yourself short."

DM 381823

Sunrise butts in
"I do…
…and, well, I think the High King's credit is good almost anywhere."


Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381824

Roll my eyes.
"I do not care for that abomination. We had another plan. Distract some of the slavers. That gives you a better chance at sneaking too."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381825

"Apologies. Why are you getting so upset? I said I would defer to your judgment."

Pause. "It is surprising to learn that the High Queen of the North and Queen of Wintersgrasp travel without access to their own coffers, though. I didn't realize."

Venia [Battlemage] 381826

I cock a brow
"You do?"

"I am not upset."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381827

"Everypony, please. It's too late to change plan now.
Follow me. There's an abandoned guard tower we can use to climb onto the inner garden."
Lead them to the tower through the slave pens..

Godric [Dark Knight] 381828

"Yes, dragging that…thing inside may not be possible."

"Scoundrels like these may not respect credit."

Venia [Battlemage] 381829

"Hold on Pumpkin, this might actually be crazy enough to work."

Kilana [deathsinger] 381830

"I'm sure he handle it."
"You can tread lightly can't you Codar?"
Follow pumpkin

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381831

"It would certainly be an impressive gesture if the High Queen was heard to personally free slaves with her own coin. One for the bards."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381832

"Just wait for a second, will you?"

DM 381833

"I brought along some valuables… just in case. You know, as a bribe, or reward if we needed to pay a guide. I tried to think ahead…"
The slave pens are in a walled off area. It can only be accessed via the tower, or the rear gate.
We will do our best
Sneaky giant bone golem '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381834

I am not going to sneak anywhere.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381835

"Your wisdom puts us to shame, High Queen Sunrise. It is very good that you favored us with your presence."

Venia [Battlemage] 381836

I smile
"You did well, Sunrise. Good thinking."
I look at Radiant and Id
"You two coming along?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381837

Let's hold on…
Right. I meant access the inner garden by the tower.

Godric [Dark Knight] 381838

"Is it normal for someone of her station to stoop to such transactions personally? Why not a vassal?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381839

"I will come along with you as well.
I'm not one for sneaking."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381840

"Of course, your grace."

"That was my point. It is not typical for a High Queen to take such an interest in her people, is it?"

DM 381841

"Heck if I know.
…maybe we could say I wanted to buy a personal servant so I came to check the goods in person?"

Venia [Battlemage] 381842

"Right. Smouldering, Radiant, Id and I will see to the transaction. The rest can lie in wait until we get the slaves out. Is that good with everypony?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381843

"Who says they even know what the High Queen looks like?
We could just say she's the vassal..reduces the risk of them trying to capture her for ransom as well."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381844

"Very good. On your order, then, your grace."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381845

"I think Queen Venia has deemed it best to let the High Queen remain at a distance and out of sight for the transaction."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381846

"Of course, I must have misunderstood."

Godric [Dark Knight] 381847

"Very well. I am anxious to see if my people are being traded like farm animals."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381848

"I'll be ready to come out of hiding should things go sour."

Stealth again.

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

DM 381849


please pick

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381850

"Yes, your highness."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381851


Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381852

Buying Team

Venia [Battlemage] 381853

I smile
"I wouldn't expect any less from you, Pumpkin."

Buying: Radiant, Smouldering, Id and I.

"Radiant… do you think you can keep yourself in check around this scum?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 381854

I'll stick to the shadows. Sneaky Sneaky
"I'll be ready to back you up."

Venia [Battlemage] 381855

I guess Radiant is out of focus right now.
"Please protect Sunrise at all cost. Now… valuables, everypony?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381856

Sneaking of course.
But I will always be right behind Sunrise.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381857

I don't exactly have any valuables aside from my sword and rusty dagger.
"Yes, your highness. I will protect the High Queen."

Kilana [deathsinger] 381858

"I only brought essentials with me, sorry."

DM 381859

SNEAKING TEAM: Kilana, Codar, Pumpkin
BUYING TEAM: Smouldering, ID, Radiant, Venia, Sunrise

Godric? Ambrosia?

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381860

"I have magnifying lenses that are valuable to specialists, but I don't know if slavers would be interested in them. The same could be said of the formaldehyde I keep in jars."



Roll #1 1 = 1

Godric [Dark Knight] 381862

Sneaking, then.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381863

"The only valuable thing I have with me is the book. Seems like only the High Queen thought about it…."
Make a mental note to take some money with me next time.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381864

Also I'm not giving the book obviously

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381865

Must protect High Queen

Venia [Battlemage] 381866

"Hmmm… One moment."
I unstrap my crystal armor and take it off.
"This armor and my warhammer should fetch a nice price."

DM 381867

SNEAKING TEAM: Kilana, Codar, Pumpkin, Godric, Ambrosia
BUYING TEAM: Smouldering, ID, Radiant, Venia, Sunrise

We set?
Sunrise looks worried
"Venia, please. That's yours-"

Venia [Battlemage] 381868

"I'll get it back. And you're not coming with us to buy, are you?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 381869

"How will you reclaim them when the time comes?"

Venia [Battlemage] 381870

"By picking them from their cold, dead hooves."

DM 381871

"I am a noteworthy authority. I doubt they would refuse to sell to the High Queen. Or that they would dare cross her, seeing as she has quite an entourage.
…or am I just being dumb?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 381872

"A laudable goal. May your skills carry you back to your effects."

"Naive, perhaps. If they hide their practice so brazenly, they may have little respect for your authority."

Venia [Battlemage] 381873

"They might also just decide to capture you the moment you introduce yourself as the High Queen. You are worth a lot of money after all."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381874

"I will be surveying their thoughts, but I certainly defer to you in this regards."

Kilana [deathsinger] 381875

I quietly wait for her decision.

DM 381876

"…you think they'd risk it?"

Venia [Battlemage] 381877

"They might. I'd rather not risk it unless you want to. So what will it be?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381878

"Let them try."

Godric [Dark Knight] 381879

I grimace.

"There are several gryphons in there. To me that means they may risk anything."

"Could you carry a seal of hers?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 381880

"They would never succeed. "

DM 381881

"Well, if you think it's a bad plan, I'll just… stay quiet then.
Lead on. I'll follow."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381882

"You just wanted to walk up and knock on the door?"

Venia [Battlemage] 381883

"Hey now…"
I put a hoof on her shoulder
"I didn't say it was a bad plan. I just… I'd rather not risk it."

Godric [Dark Knight] 381884

"It is an inspired plan, your highness. We fear for your safety though."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381885

"There is one thing that I don't like.
Why would a High Queen come in person to a slaver's doorstep in the middle of the night?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381886

"….to buy a slave?"

Venia [Battlemage] 381887

"Simple, we say we are in need of some expendable ponies for an urgent task."

DM 381888

"…it's early afternoon. We left in the morning, remember?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381889

"There will be more than enough fighting after the bargain is over. I think it would be wise to not tip our hand to the presence of the High Queen just yet. She has already done leaps and bounds more than any of us merely by coming prepared."

Venia [Battlemage] 381890

"Exactly. Now… are we ready? Smouldering and Radiant would act as bodyguards, while Id acts as my spokesjack."

DM 381891

"So how about I just act as a rich somepony, and we only pull out my real title if we need to?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381892

"Ready when you are."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381893

It makes no sense to have a sneaking operation in the afternoon.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381894

I nod.
"Let's do this."

Venia [Battlemage] 381895

I smile
"I am a Queen too, remember? Maybe not as important as you are but… it's a title, right?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 381896

"That may work as well. It is not our place to instruct you."

Kilana [deathsinger] 381897

"doesn't your title have the same problems as hers? Too important to go personally to buy a slave?"

Venia [Battlemage] 381898

"That is why I wont reveal it yet. Not unless absolutely needed."

DM 381899

Both MGS2 and MGS3 happen during daytime. Well ok MGS3 takes several days, but large portions are in daylight. In MGS4 there is an infiltration mission right at sunrise.
"Right. Lets do this then?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381900

Go Go Go

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381901

Let's do this

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381902

look around

Kilana [deathsinger] 381903

sneaky time, good thing I learned stealth from pumpkin. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381904

Let's go.


I look at Id.
"Ready? You're going to be speaking."

Also one more thing… Protective Bubble on Sunrise. Just in case.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381906

"It will be a privilege."


Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381907

"I will watch, your highness."
Try to slip into Stealth

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 381908

Oh god where am I. I think I'll go with Sunrise.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381909

Get next to Venia and Sunrise.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381910


Roll #1 1 = 1

Venia [Battlemage] 381911

And follow.

DM 381912

SNEAKING TEAM: Kilana, Codar, Pumpkin, Godric, Ambrosia
BUYING TEAM: Smouldering, ID, Radiant, Venia, Sunrise

The teams split up, with the sneaking team heading for the abandoned tower, and the buying team tot he main gate.

The tower is a little worn down. A part near the top has collapsed, and should grant access over the wall. It can be used to reach the inner yard, or the slave pens.

The six guards at the gate are minding their own business.
But sneaking was never allowed here…. master said so a lot of times!

Godric [Dark Knight] 381913

I nod and hang back with the others.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381914

He did…
I'll just watch the two queens from the bushes then…

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 381915

I'll be with Sunrise. She is the King's wife, after all.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381916

Go with Venia and Sunrise.

Godric [Dark Knight] 381917

"Simple enough. I can fly up and over this and gain access easily."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381918

I'll follow the buying team

DM 381919

The gate guards turn to look at you
"What's this about?"
"Quiet dumbass, remember last time?"
"Oh yeah… sorry. Old habit."
One of them walks ahead of the others to meet you
"What business?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381920

Keep ready but let them do the talking.


Right. This is going to end badly.
Climb on top of the tower with the others for now.

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381922

Just halt and look at them, seizing them up.
I'm just the bodyguard.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 381923

I'll just be standing there. Being imposing in my full armor.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381924

"Good sirs, I speak on behalf of my Lady. We are moving to a new estate soon, and will require 'help' for some of the work and chores. We have come to understand that you might know where we can procure some long-term assistance for our endeavors, and we are willing to pay quite handsomely."

Mind reader. Surface thoughts. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

DM 381925

The inner yard seems to have a bunch of patrols. Sneaking will require care.
Some of the mansion windows are busted. Those might offer an entry point.
Roll to see how much of your actual plan you blurt out by accident

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381926

pls no


At least it's mental blurting. And to only one of them.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Kilana [deathsinger] 381927

Help pumpkin scout from up here. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 9 + 1 = 10


Right. Get from the tower to the Mansion's rooftop, look around for an entrance point.

Roll #1 10 = 10


Peer inside.

Roll #1 5 = 5

DM 381930

You just mention you have two ladies here.
"So buyers then?"
There is an skylight that leads to a seemingly empty room on the top floor, several balconies including one overlooking the back yard arena, and a few busted windows.
It seems there are few formal guards, mostly just lounging slavers and their merchandise.
Of note, one mare looks like she doesn't belong at all with the others. She looks entirely different. But isn't a slave. She keeps near a big, sly looking pony.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381931

Mind Reader on the others, find out where the boss is '1d10+1'

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Kilana [deathsinger] 381932

"Is that mare.. in charge of the slavers?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381933

"Yes sir. Due to certain prejudices, the good Lady simply prefers to be… discreet. You understand, of course. Now, the estate sits on a large acreage and has crops that require harvesting. We may have to look at your entire stock."

Mind reader. Can I figure out how many slaves they have? Other surface thoughts?


Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8


"I don't know, but we are gonna learn it soon."

SbS, scan the mare.

Roll #1 1 = 1

DM 381935

The guy talking is the guard boss.
They have a big boss somewhere in the mansion.
[Entire stock? That'll take hours… these must be some crazy rich guys…]
"Right… I think we need to talk to the boss about that. We should go inside."
Your eye feels like it's on fire all of a sudden. It refuses to see things for you. It fights your control and feels like it's twisting itself inside your skull.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381936

Read another's mind, try and find out where exactly '1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Sion 381937

If we're going inside, I follow Venia, Sunrise inside.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381938

"Of course. It would be a privilege to meet with the head of the operation."

As they turn to lead us inside, whisper to Venia, "They're thinking about how inspecting the entire stock will take hours."

Venia [Battlemage] 381939

I nod silently and follow those guards

DM 381940

Boss is a really big dude… I wonder how he got so buff? Must be a hell of training routine…
That new mare of his is sweet too. Got us this place and all… What luck. Beats the hell out of our old camp…

"Right this way."
He opens the inner gates and leads you to the mansion lobby
"Wait here. I'll inform the boss."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 381941

Following. Silently, of course.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381942

Follow and wait…

They will get what is coming for them…

Godric [Dark Knight] 381943

"What is it?"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381944

I stay in the bushes.
Any guards left at the gate?

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 381945

I'll just wait about with the rest.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381946

Astral Projection, and try to follow him in my astrally-self before he closes the door! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8


Give my eye a big punch and ignore it.
"So, found out anything?"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Venia [Battlemage] 381948

"Of course."

Kilana [deathsinger] 381949

"Looks like they're moving.."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381950


Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381951

Stay with the group.

DM 381952

Seems they all went inside for a moment. You have a chance to get in with the others.
Being a useless shit, he leaves the door ajar anyway.
He then goes to find the boss. A big pony with a rater pretty and unfittingly well kept mare at his side
"Boss! We got buyers! They want to see the entire stock."
"The entire stock?"
"So they say"
"Holy shit this must be our lucky day. Go round them up then. They key to the slave pens gate is in my office. And round up the working ones too."
"All of them?"
"Well obviously not the ones in the bungalows"
"Right, right, wouldn't want to disturb paying customers"
"Where are the buyers then?"
"In the lobby, boss"
"Good. I'll go see them soon."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381953

"I doubt Codar will be able to follow quietly…"

Drop in and follow the ponies leaving. I'm still stealthed.

Godric [Dark Knight] 381954

I'll stay up on the roof, watching them all from above.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 381955

Do so.
Must protect queens…

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381956

If I can keep the link '1d10' then follow him to the perceived office

Roll #1 9 = 9

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381957

Whisper, "What do we do if we don't have enough with us? High King's credit? Or just get out those that we can?"

DM 381958

It's on the second floor.
Lots of ledgers and paper piles.
Bunch of key rings on the wall. The guard takes the one labeled [Slave Pens]
Welcome to the lobby.
It seems the party is alone here.
It seems the boss and his mare retire to a side room momentarily after the guard leaves to get the key from the office

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 381959

I'm going to need these Mind reader abilities.

Kilana [deathsinger] 381960

"What should we do then, I'm following your lead here."


I bow to the queens and quickly go in hiding.
They need me to be hidden now…

Roll #1 7 = 7

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381962

"I see where he has the keys, should I take them?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381963

Nod her to follow.
Slip into the room where boss and mare are and listen in.

Kilana [deathsinger] 381964

Follow Pumpkin into that room.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381965

Shall we join them in the side room, then?

Venia [Battlemage] 381966

"High King's credit will do… I think it's worth the risk at the very least."

I blink in surprise as I see her appear and disappear.

Venia [Battlemage] 381967

We were told to wait here.

Godric [Dark Knight] 381968

What else can I see in the yard? How many pens are full?

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381969

Too true.

DM 381970

You hide among the furniture
"Gotta give it you, this place was a stroke of genius. How'd you know about it?"
"Old friend of mine told me. I thought we could… capitalize on it."
The big boss laughs and puts a hoof on her flank
"And so we did. I need to go for a sec and make the deal down there. You coming?"
"Let me… freshen up first ok?"
"Pff, fine. See you down there."
The boss leaves the room.
Looking down into the walled off pens, you can tell they are mostly shacks, not unlike a pig pen. Cramped and run down.
You can make out at least a dozen slaves.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381971

Return to my body and wait


Now, if I had my old skillset, I'd kill her and then use Disguise to take her place.
Does she have weapons on herself?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 381973

I'll wonder why Ambrosia chose to sneak in here, rather than the others. But remain silent.


Peer inside. Who and what can I make out? What condition are they in?

Roll #1 7 = 7

DM 381975

She has some nice assets if nothing else.
Please contain your horse boner.
They are a little messy, and a little skinny, but not diseased or anything.
Mostly ponies. A few griffons with tied wings.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381976

try to pull some extra Northlands DOSH from my hat of many things for this '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


I could totally use it to stab her.
Who needs daggers.
So. Horse ass.
Vanish and hold a dagger at her throat.
Do my best Batpony impression.
"Move, and you are dead."

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Kilana [deathsinger] 381978

stand in front of the door in case she makes a break for it.

DM 381979

A gold brick!
…though it's too light to be real gold.
"…shit. So you figured me out already?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 381980

throw the brick back in and jumble around for more '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Godric [Dark Knight] 381981

So…they were right.

Sneak back around to the skylight.

Venia [Battlemage] 381982

Just waiting waiting waiting…

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 381983

Look around the lobby.
What does it look like?

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 381984

They certainly are taking their sweet time…

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381985

"You are a bit too obvious, prodigal daughter. What did you hope to accomplish like this?"
Nod to Peach for some rope.

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 381986

Feel over my daggers while waiting…

DM 381987

Solid gold.
Honest to fuck stuff. Worth a whole bunch, certainly valid for payment.
"Wait what?
…who sent you? You don't talk like one of his goons…"
Peaches brings rope.
A big pony enters. He looks like he's seen a fair share of fights.
"Ever so sorry to keep you waiting. Had to see to a thing.
So, looking for a big buy I hear?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 381988

Keep calm…

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381989

Have Peach tie her.
"I am not the one talking. You are."
Press the blade a little more against her neck, drawing some blood.
"And I suggest you make haste."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381990

"Yes. We're breaking new ground entirely, so we'll need as much as we can get."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 381991

I'll stay quiet. It's the Queens' show.

Venia [Battlemage] 381992

"Quite, yes. We need a large workforce, you see."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 381993

"Why, yes, please, about as many as we can get. How many do you have available now?"

DM 381994

"Well you certainly are brutish enough.
What I sought to do was kill him and his operation. Looks like I failed though, if he sent a damn assassin for me."
"I'd need to consult my inventory for the exact numbers, but I think we have… twenty or so for sale."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 381995

Holster the knife.
SbS, is she telling the truth?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Kilana [deathsinger] 381996

I look surprised.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 381997

Sigh. "It'll make a start. At least that's something."

Venia [Battlemage] 381998

I frown slightly
"Hmm… I was hoping for more… We don't need high quality ones either. We just need… living ones."

Godric [Dark Knight] 381999

Is there a window for me to see in there?

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382000

"Ah, good, good. It'll be a start. Now, mind you, we're not picky, we don't need any in good health or so. Think of it as a chance to clear out your stocks, eh?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382001

"What's one mare to do alone against a whole organization anyway?"

DM 382002

She has a great ass under that dress.
She'd comment but she hasn't seen you yet
You can see into either room if you check the windows.
"Twenty ain't enough?
…well, I do have a few more but they aren't part of the regular market stock due to their training."
"Plenty if she knows where to hit"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382003

Remove the dagger.
"Looks like our goals are the same.
Give me a way to trust you and I will have you untied."

Venia [Battlemage] 382004

"As long as they're breathing, we'll take them. We need everything we can get."


What does this mare look like, color, cutie mark?

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

DM 382006

She pops a blade out of her shoe
"This could have been inside some part of you by now. It isn't. Now please untie me so we can talk like civilized creatures."
"Gearing up for a war or something?
Well, as I said, the special stock cost extra."
[insert Ambrosia's description of her master's daughter here]

Venia [Battlemage] 382007

"Well then, I believe we should start discussing prizes then? How many slaves in total if we count the special ones?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382008

Put the brick on the table in front of us and him, or wherever it can be visible to both parties

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382009

"Quick, then. How much?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382010

"I've had my share of blades-in-the-stomach already. And I'm still alive.
It's gonna take more than that to kill off this place."
Untie her.
"I know who you are. No, you can't know who I am.
If you have a plan make it quick."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382011

Mind reader. Can I tell where they keep the valuables?


Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

Kilana [deathsinger] 382012

Nod and wait tot hear what she planned.

DM 382014

"Again, I need to check my inventory list. But over thirty."
"….right. I see we're in business."
"Are you in a hurry?"
Gold bar. How nice. That should be easy to store in the vault.
"Before I brought them here, I rigged the estate with a few modifications. Save for the vault and slave pens, just about every room in here is set to blow, burn or collapse. I just wanted to do him in myself. Because he ruined my father."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382015

Climb inside.

"Ambitious of you."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382016

"Looks good enough of a plan ruined by a foolish personal vendetta.
You come away with us. There is a bunch of ponies posing as buyers. Say you want to escort them and stick with them.
How do I blow this place up once you are far enough?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382017

"I admit we would like to quickly get this on with. We've lost much time already, which is why we need that extra workforce quickly."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382018

Look around, then try and pull another brick '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382019

Mind reader. The vault: what's the combination? '1d10+1'

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382020

"Ah, not particularly. But I'd like to start negotiations soon."

DM 382021

"Holy shit how many of you are there?"
"Far enough? Just go in the vault. It'll withstand far more than this.
As for how to trigger it, again, the vault. I left the tip of the fuse under a loose board there. Let me tell you, with Timberjaw buying out all the Explosive Mold in Wintersgrasp, getting enough for this took a damn while."
You find a few coins.
He's thinking about food right now, not vaults.
"Well not my place to ask what you need them for. Do you want a look at them first, or?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382022

"She just wanted the slaves for herself.. ."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382023

"At this point, the quality of the slaves isn't an issue. Count them, and we'll pay by the head."

Venia [Battlemage] 382024

I nod in agreement.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382025

pocket them, then use astral projection again, if the door is still open then look for that one pony who's looking for the keys '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382026

Nod at this, still looking at the mare.
Stare at this mare long and hard.
"What's your name?"
With my eyes, point Peach at her, telling her to wait for my order.

Godric [Dark Knight] 382027

"And what do you get out of this, with no home and a stable of prisoners?"

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382028

"Yes. Just give us as many as you can, is all we need."

DM 382029

He ended up chatting with another guard about useless shit, leaving the keys unattended.
A sneaky type might be able to get them if they wanted.
"Mistral. Daughter of the former owner of this estate."
"If you wish to see the base stock, they are in the pens out back. Take the back door and cross the arena."
"Right. I'll go see the inventory. It's in my office, shouldn't take more than ten minutes."
"All I wanted was to free those slaves. I have another home to return to, lonely as it is. But I wanted to ensure no more slaves would be traded in these lands. Especially not by these bastards."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382030

"We will carry out your will."
Give the faintest nod to Peach.
'1d10' if I have to roll.

Roll #1 8 = 8

DM 382031

And what, exactly did you expect her to do?

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382032

Knock Mistral out.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382033

"Very good. We'll be waiting."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382034

Fucking. Useless. Assholes..
If his back is turned, and no attention is on the keys then return to my body whisper to my party
"Should I get the keys?"

DM 382035

Rolling for Mistral to counter '1d10'
She isn't as helpless as she might appear
"Be right back."
He leaves for his office upstairs

Roll #1 10 = 10

Venia [Battlemage] 382036

I shake my head


Vary well.
Then Vanish, Backhood to the head.

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382038


Kilana [deathsinger] 382039

Sneak beside her and use touch death. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

DM 382040

In a surprising turn of events, Mistral grabs Peaches, tossing her on her back and leaving her knocked silly for a moment
"What the hell are you doing? I thought we're on the same side!"
She tries to counter but >>382039 Kilana rapidly decays away a patch from her back, leaving her writhing on the floor

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382041

"We are on a side that can't afford to take chances."
Tie her up again.
"Godric, do you think you can leave unseen with her on your back?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382042

"Easily. But was all that really necessary?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382043

"Yes. We have no way to know she's telling the truth. I can get into the vault without problems, you should wait either outside the outer walls or in the slave pens.
Kilana, can you warn the others?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382044

check to see if she is still alive. '1d10+1'
"No problem."

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

DM 382045

Well her spine is kinda exposed now.
But she's alive. And in shock.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382046

"We need some healing on her quick.
You went a bit too rough."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382047

"That is but a supposition. We do not even know where the vault is."

Gesture to her wound.
"And with an injury like that, she should not be moved at all until we can provide medical attention."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382048

"Only one thing we can do right now."

Step in front of Kilana.
"Channel my life into her. I saw you do it once already."
Extend one hoof.

DM 382049

So to recap

-The boss is in this office, reading his notes
Current slave stock: [1d20+30]
-The guard finished his chat, opened the slave pens gate and is watching it
-Mistral will probably need to wear a saddle for the rest of her life and never lay on her back again. But at least she won't get in the way. Or talk.

Roll #1 11 + 30 = 41

Kilana [deathsinger] 382050

"Sorry.. I over did it a bit, But I can fix it.. if you help me?"

DM 382051

"Forty one?
…hm… I wonder if I should keep the one for myself… forty sounds like a nice round number to sell after all."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382052

Use touch of life from pumpkin to that mare '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382053

Do I know about Mistrals plan?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Godric [Dark Knight] 382054

Glare at her, but say nothing.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382055

4th Eye of course.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382056

….pullanotherbrickoutfromthehat '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382057

Why would any of us in the lobby know about Mistral's plan? Unless your SbS picked up the explosives.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382058

4th Eye

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382059

You don't even know who Mistral is

DM 382060

It feels rather sickening, having your very life drained from you. It feels like bleeding. Bleeding out time. Years of your life. Or maybe that's just the body trying to tell you this can kill you. Because it can.

Mistral stops writhing and calms down a little, but her eyes are still wild and she is breathing quite sharply.
And that back's gonna look gross quite possibly forever…
Your hoof gets covered in shit.
Seems you do.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382061

That shouldn't matter, I don't need an IC reason. Though I'll wait for DMs judgement on it.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382062

Realisation suddenly hits me like a brick.
I motion the others to come closer.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382063

thenshovemyhoofbackinthereandfindsomewatertoswashitwith '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Kilana [deathsinger] 382064

Well, she's breathing. "You alright pumpkin?"


"I swear this is the last time I propose this…"
"Now. You two get on with it. I will look for the vault."


Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382066

"What is it?"

DM 382067

It even had soap and a towel.
What a clean hoof. Smells pretty too.
Your body doesn't quite feel right after that…

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382068

"Somepony named Mistral has rigged the entire mansion to explode. The only safe place is the vault.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382069

Right. Try to stand right.
Stealth again.

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

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382070


"How long do we have?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382071

"…How do you know this?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382072

"I don't know, but we might want to move quickly and get the slaves in there somehow"

Venia [Battlemage] 382073

I cock a brow
"What? Where are you getting this from?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382074

The slave pens are safe too. You should know this.

Godric [Dark Knight] 382075

"Get on with what? There is little more to do outside other than start opening pens."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382076

"And the slave pens too, they are safe."

"I'm not sure. I sometimes get these sort of visions, I just know I'm right."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382077

"Take her outside. And tell the others to stay safe in the pens until the place blows. Or to get the hell out of here."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382078

Anyway, stealth into the other rooms. are the guards still doing nothing?

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382079

"And what of the evidence we were sent to gather? This can't be the entire ring."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382080

"We won't be able to gather evidence if we're dead anyway."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382081

I sigh and carefully gather up Mistral.

"The best thing to do now would be for all of us to take shelter in the vault. Warning the slaves is needless, as they remain safe."

Venia [Battlemage] 382082

"We can't let that happen. We need to investigate this place."

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382083

"Sneaking into the vault may be difficult. We may request to see the slave pens and stay there, but if the explosion isn't coming anytime soon, it would be pointless."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382084

"We'll be able to gather evidence fine if they're all dead. However, Queen Sunrise is to be seen safely out, as is Queen Venia."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382085

"This sounds bad… we need to get all the slaves to safety right now."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382086

"The pens are safe. Provided the others planned on seeing the slaves, they should be safe too.
Change of plan then. You come with me to the vault, Kilana goes back to warn the others. Does it sound safe with you?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382087


"I'm sure most slaves are already in the pens. We should get there."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382088

Stealthily make my way to where the others are.

Venia [Battlemage] 382089

"But… what about the plan? How do you know all this?"

DM 382090

Ok, hiding time it is
They are mostly lounging around.
The boss is leaving his office
Welcome to the lobby

Godric [Dark Knight] 382091

"Very well. But first. go check the warden's office. Any records to be obtained will be useful. I will keep the mare safe in the vault until you return."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382092

"Change of plans I guess? And I…just sometimes know these things. Believe me I'm right"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382093

"Meet you there. Take this."
Hoof him a communication crystal.
"Use it to report to me the position of the vault."
Be off and look for the Warden office.

Roll #1 4 = 4


Take it and go look for the vault, Mistral on my back.

Impulsive children…

Roll #1 1 = 1

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382096

"I don't like surprises. This seems sudden. What about the others?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382098

"Well, perhaps Torch can get another vision. See if they've been compromised. If not, we proceed according to the plan."

Venia [Battlemage] 382099

"How the hell are we supposed to just walk into the slave pens?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382100

"Psst, Pumpkin send me, things are changing fast, this place is rigged to explode. "

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382101

"We were going to inspect the slaves right?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382102

"I guess?"
Where the hell is that guy at?

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382103

"So we've heard, Lady Kilana. Were you compromised? And do you know where the triggers are, if there are any?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382105

"Kilana? Did the rest make it out already?"

DM 382106

Mistral flops off your back halfway there
It's on the second floor. Full of books and notes and paperwork
The Boss returns
"Good news. We have… forty… slaves to offer."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382108

Nopony in here?
Look for the master book or the sales log.
Then, look through the mails for adresses.

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

Venia [Battlemage] 382109

"Forty… Could we go inspect them?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382110

"Heard? Did you hear the safe places are the Vault and the slave pens? The triggers are in the vault, the others are already going there and we weren't compromised. "

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382111

scan the room for any extra presences '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Godric [Dark Knight] 382112

I curse under my breath and ease her back up.

"I am deeply sorry about this, ma'am. To think we had the same goals…"

Keep on going there.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382113

"Try to disable them. We still need evidence. This can't be the entire ring."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382114

"We can't just leave like this!"

DM 382115

It has a few sales noted down, but mostly they have just been gathering stock.
His writing is atrocious, and you can't make out even ten percent of it.
"Well most of them are in the pens, and the special stock in the bungalows.
Pens are out back, bungalows out front.
Want me to come along?"
Nothing here it seems
The vault is on the bottom floor. Sturdy by the looks of it, with some sort of combination lock.


Take the book with me.
Look for papers written in a different hoofwriting.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Kilana [deathsinger] 382117

"It was already like this when we got here, Get yourselves out, or least to a safe place. see if you can get into the slave pens to check the slaves"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382118

I'll frown deeply beneath my helmet.
Turning to Venia, I'll speak.
"Mistress, perhaps we could split and check the wares in separate locations."

DM 382119

Here's one!
…it's a shopping list.
And the signature is a paw print.

Venia [Battlemage] 382120

"Hmmm… yes. We should indeed."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382121

I nod as well.


Put it away, do one more pass.
What does the Underking have to do with this stuff anyway?

Roll #1 3 = 3


It does look like it could withstand quite the offense.

Ease Mistral down in the corner and inspect the door. I assume it's too much to hope that it's open enough to squeeze inside?

Roll #1 6 = 6

DM 382124

Nothing by the looks of it.
There is no mention of him or his kingdom anywhere.
It's locked firmly.
The lock is a sequence of rollers with letters on them. The vault probably opens when they spell the correct word.
"Alright. Do you want me to come for either tour, or should I prepare the sales documents?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382125

Interesting. How many rollers are there?

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382127

I'll look to Venia and Sunrise.

DM 382129

Venia [Battlemage] 382130

"Go make the contract. We'll find our way out."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382131

Equestrian dogs? Maybe from the snowboarder.
Anyway, that's a huge trail.
Go to the vault.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382133

Well, I'll head over to the vault.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382134

Follow them as they leave.

DM 382135

"Alright. I'll meet you back here when you're ready."
He leaves.
Godric is studying the roller on the vault door.
Pens or bungalows?

Venia [Battlemage] 382136

Wait are the bungalows safe?

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382137

SbS the mechanism.

"Any clue?"

Roll #1 1 = 1

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382138

I'll be with Venia

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382139

Which one is Sunrise going to? I'm technically following her.
though I suggest bungalows

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382140

I'm a bodyguard, I'll stick with Sunrise, since Radiant took Venia

Kilana [deathsinger] 382141

"So, its five letters?" I pause looking at the mare on the ground.. does she remind me of her '1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Godric [Dark Knight] 382142

"Five letters. Do either of you have any guesses?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382143

follow wherever Sunrise is going
and try for more gold bricks in case the fucker wants more '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382144

Shake my head.
"None. But we could always wake her up and ask."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382145

"I doubt she will be as willing to help this time."

DM 382146

They are, as they are not part of the mansion.
The eye assaults you with horrible visions of your past.
Roll to resist damaging it to make it stop
"I think we should check out those bungalows… I mean, he said the expensive stock was there right?
What makes it so expensive?"
You find a bear trap.
Roll for damage.
In many ways, they look remarkably similar.
Not enough to be sisters but… half sisters maybe?


But I like my past…

Roll #1 4 = 4

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382148

OH NO '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382149

"We will find out soon enough."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382150

"If it's what I think it is, Queen Sunrise…"
I'll lower my voice.
"Not one of these slavers is leaving this place in one piece."

Venia [Battlemage] 382151

"Let's go there then, Sunrise."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382152

"It can't be.." I shake my head a bit "Say, what will happen if we're wrong?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382153

Tap my eye.
"No idea. It's not working anymore."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382154

"We have no way of knowing. Had you not crippled her, she could have warned us of further traps."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382155

"I know.. and I'll help her recover when we're out of here. I promise. besides, I've got an idea.." I reach up the dials and turn them until they spell 'PRIMA'

DM 382156

You punch the eye again, making it crack a little.
Crit fail radius increased to 2-
You pull out in time.
Got a good scare from it though.
"Alright! Onwards."
There are three bungalows on each side of the yard.
A little sign on two of the doors request nobody enter.
The third one has no sign.
Waking her up is MIN6

DM 382157

Nothing seemingly happens.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382158

Cock a brow.
"Are you serious girl?"
For SbS only, right?
Look at this mare on the floor.
Prima? Seriously?

Roll #1 2 = 2

DM 382159

No response.
And yes, only eye usage suffered.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382160


flatten the hat and pocket it for the time being

then look around, is anyone watching? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Kilana [deathsinger] 382161

"Well, it seems possible.." Try her last name then, Donna

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382162

I'll look between the two that have the signs.
I don't… hear anything, do I? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Venia [Battlemage] 382163

"Choose your poison, Sunrise… just be careful, this might be gruesome…"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382164

I was just looking at her to see if she was similar.
I never cared much for Prima anyway, probably can't remember her after all this time.

DM 382165

A couple of the slavers are looking at you like you're dumb or something, screaming at a hat like that.
Still nothing
They are well sound proofed.
"Well… the one with no sign?"
Good thing you just had dramatic flashbacks of your past, huh?

Roll #1 9 + 1 = 10

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382166

I wonder what I just saw… Was it orphanage past, Medve past or getting my wings ripped by Hailstorm past?
Also, try to wake up the mare.

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

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382167

Well, Sunrise made her choice. I'll proceed to the signless bungalow, and knock.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382168

Do I know about that alarm?
4th Eye '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Venia [Battlemage] 382169

"I guess?"

Follow him

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382170



then head over to the bungalow that has no sign and peek in farsight to see in the possible dark

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382171

Nope. Minor headache maybe.

Follow him

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382172


Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382173

Watch them from the shadows

Kilana [deathsinger] 382174

I sigh "Maybe I was wrong and he's not related to her.. If he is then there is only one more I can think of.." Might as well Try Bella. and listen for the alarm '1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

DM 382175

Pretty much all of the past on fast forward, from getting a jawbone to the head to getting a royal buttplunging.
You open the door.
A mare in the bungalow gives you a curious look
"Five? Oh my…"
There is a bed in here. Not much else.
Her leg is chained to said bed.
The lock slides open as you input Bella.
You can hear SEVERAL ponies storming your way.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382176

"Don't you think trying over and over is gonna bite us in the ass?"



Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Godric [Dark Knight] 382178

"Apparently it has now."

Gather up Mistral and take her inside the vault.

"I suggest you go warn the others."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382179

Mine is a silent fury.
"Mistress, she is yours."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382180

"Hide you fool!"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382181

"Well, its open anyway.." '1d10' stealth

Roll #1 4 = 4

Venia [Battlemage] 382182

I frown.
"What is your name? Your purpose?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382183

to whoever's with me
"Should we get her out of there?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382184

Stare at it silently.
Though rage is starting to boil again.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382185

"Isn't it obvious?"

Can I break the chain?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382186

"She's safest here while those slavers are still at large."

Venia [Battlemage] 382187

"Radiant no. We can't raise suspicion yet."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382188

"I'm just undoing those chains… she can stay here while we handle those bastards."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382189

I'll be standing outside the bungalow, looking at the other two.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382190

My glare will focus on the one on the right.
You. You will die. But only when the signal is given.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382191


take a look at the chains around her, are they swollen or injured?

heal/mend them if so '1d10+1'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

DM 382192

You manage to hide among the ceiling supports
You on the other hand have nowhere to go but the vault.
You take Mistral into the vault.
The slavers will be here in '1d5' turns
"My name is Sugary Sweet, and I'm here to please you in any way you'd like, ma'am~"
Not without hurting her, knowing you.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Venia [Battlemage] 382193

I look at Sunrise
"Some world, huh?"

"Right. Don't you worry, you wont need to do any of that."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382194

"Kila! Hide and leave! We are blowing this place to hell as soon as the slavers leave!"
Stay hidden.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382195

I frown.
"On a second thought, I better not. I might miss and hit her instead of the chains. They still need to go though."

DM 382196

She seems fine enough. The chain probably isn't on at all times.
She looks confused
"Uh… I don't think I follow."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382197

With her safe inside, I'll jump out the nearest window and fly up, looking for any sign of the others.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382198

"The others don't want you to do that, they want evidence."
try to hide again.'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382199

"I have those already."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382200

oh that's good

now make sure no one's watching as I take another peek into the nearest marked bungalow '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Kilana [deathsinger] 382201

If I can have Codar put me into the vault.

DM 382202

This is a corridor. There is nowhere to hide here.
She is now alone in the vault.
The others seem to be at the front yard bungalows.
In the words of a famous poet THERE BE FUCKING GOING ON IN THERE.
You and Codar get into the vault.
The vault is still open.
The slavers arrive in 4 turns

Venia [Battlemage] 382203

I smile at her.
"Don't worry about it, sweetie. Just hang tight and stay strong, okay?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382204

Hey Verne, remember that crystal you always give me while on mission?
It's calling you.

Verne. Pumpkin here. Have everyone reach the slave pens. Now. I have evidence and am going to blow up this place.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382205



"I'm starting to feel queasy"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382206

I take out my crystal and speak into it.

"The others are outside. Get into the vault and light the fuse."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382207

Stay in hiding…

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382208

"It will likely be over soon. I've half a mind to go into those bungalows and throw the ones inside out. It's taking a great deal of willpower not to."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382209

"You and me both. I will grant all those who commited these crimes here swift deaths, even though they do not deserve one."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382210

Slide inside the vault and close the door.

Look for the loose planks.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382211

I'll shake my head.
"Lady Radiant, that is too kind for them. If you've not the stomach to draw it out, I will."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382212

help him look. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382213

Can I see you flying out there?

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382214

"No. We are not monsters like them."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382216

Looking at the fuse right now. Door locked. Detonation imminent.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382217

"Their crimes deserve a punishment fitting them. They have forfeited any right to a clean death."

DM 382218

Must be these. They are behind a shelf, and look like they were recently moved around.
Waking Mistral up is MIN3
So, which one of you is first or are we all going to be in a big pile here?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382219

"If you start torturing them you slink down on their levels."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382220

"We should let her do it" I try to wake Mintral '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382221

Try to figure how the fuse works.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382222

Walk up to them.
"Guys, I just realized, if there are guards near the slave pens, they might take those slaves hostage when the mansion explodes,I should go there and surprise them when it explodes."

Wave at Godric to come down

Godric [Dark Knight] 382223

I swoop down as I notice him.

"Is everyone here?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382224

"They will do no such thing, we'll make sure of that."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382225

"Yes, but did you see any guards near the slave pens? If they survive the explosion, those slaves might be in trouble"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382226

"What I have in mind for them isn't torture, lady Radiant."
"If there are, that is there folly. We have flyers, and magic. Aimed properly, they cannot hide from them."

Venia [Battlemage] 382227

"We're not doing anything aside from freeing you."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382228

"There were several patrols in the yard, but if we move quickly, we can seize the initiative. The mansion is about to detonate."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382230

"Right. I'll go."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382231

"We will sweep the area afterwards it does."

"You sure spoke like you had just that in mind."

Also, Prayer of Wings again, for after the explosion.

Roll #1 9 = 9

DM 382232

"Huh… ow… fuck, my back…"
"Freeing me?
…wait wait wait hold up. What the hell is going on?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382233

"Take lady Radiant with you. You do not want to be overwhelmed."
I'll shrug.
What I have in mind for them is far worse than that.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382234

mind reader on the chained pony '1d10+1'

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382235

"It's gonna be better soon.
In a few moments the slavers will be upon us.
We are in the vault. How do I light the fuse?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382236

"We're getting you out of here. All of you. We 'bought' you."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382237

"I'll go there on foot, you and godric will be much faster flying."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382238

"I'm sorry you were hurt so badly, but I know you wanted to destroy this place, we've brought you to the vault.."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382239

"We can carry you if you require."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382240

Look at godric.
"That would be nice."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382241

"That might be a good idea to speed it up. Could you carry him then?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382242

"Beware of debris. Depending on how many explosives are packed in there, you might be in danger."

DM 382243

This is the most confusing care of erotic roleplaying I've ever had to deal with…
Oh. Well, uh, I didn't know I was a part of that stock, but hey sure whatever. Who's the new boss then, you?"
"Just light the fuse on fire and hope I did it right."

Venia [Battlemage] 382245

"No, you are the new boss of yourself now. You're free to go."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382246

Flint and tinder.
Or a sparkstone.
I don't smoke, but whatever.
Light the fuse.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Godric [Dark Knight] 382247

"Gladly. Do not move too much."
Hover up and grab on to him.

"Can you keep up with me, dame Radiant?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382248

"hope" I frown. "You really aren't a Donna are you?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382249

"I'm not going to do an airshow but I know the basics."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382250

I'm not staring at cattbutts again, am I?

Roll #1 6 = 6

DM 382251

"Well shit, you bought me just to make me homeless and jobless? Thanks a ton."
"Only on my father's side.
…wait how did you know that?"
Fire in the hole…
Not too much.

Venia [Battlemage] 382252

I frown
"Aren't you… a slave?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382253

Smirk a bit.
"Well, perhaps it is time you learned!"
Jet off into the sky over the slave pens.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382254

Sit in corner, standing in silence.

Godric, fire in the hole.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382255

Follow him into the air.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382256

Right. That's enough waiting.
I'll head to bungalow I was eying earlier, and knock.
"Your time is up."

Verne 382258

"That is your problem to fix. You have skills learned as a slave, do you not? "

Kilana [deathsinger] 382259

"It was how I knew the password.. I was friends with a Donna once.. Prima Donna"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382260

Glare at her from my dark corner with a hard face, but say nothing.

Godric [Dark Knight] 382261

Very well.
"Shield your eyes!"

DM 382262

"…yes? Why?"
"Well, during, and before."
"I'm still booked for fifteen, wait your turn."
"Prima? Huh… why does that sound famili-"
The entire mansion is blown to pieces, and the remains collapse like a house cards.
Roll to avoid debris. +2 to rolls.

The other structures, including the slave pens and bungalows, were not harmed

1d10+2 Godric [Dark Knight] 382263

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382264

"Your time is up."
And let's put those gauntlets to work and break down the door. '1d12'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382265

Expert aerial avoidance

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11


that was not the email field

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382267

I hope Godric helps me avoid it.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Kilana [deathsinger] 382268


Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Venia [Battlemage] 382269

"Are you seriously implying you don't want to be freed?"
I sigh and shake my head
"Where are you from? How long have you been here? What was your job before this?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382270

Also debris avoidance, if I need to roll for that. '1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382271

Teleport away any falling debris aimed at Sunrise '1d10+3'

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5 / Roll #2 5 + 3 = 8

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382272

Grunt as the place shakes around me.
"Okay. Hide again, everypony. Can you walk Mistrel?"
We are in the vault, no need to roll.


Also, roll stealth.

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Kilana [deathsinger] 382274

"She can ride on Codar, No need for her to strain herself"


That you do-

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

DM 382277

No harm suffered.
Pumpkin's warning helped a lot.
You were obviously safe.
"Welp. Sounds like it worked…"
"Beats me. Let's try."
You punch the door down and catch a
1 Earth
2 pegasus
3 unicorn
4 donkey
5 zebra
6 griffon
7 diamond dog
8 goat
balls deep in
females of '2d8' race
The roll was only meant for the fliers.

Roll #1 1 = 1 / Roll #2 6 = 6 / Roll #3 2 = 2 / Roll #4 3, 5 = 8

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382278

I jump up in panic at the explosion, no idea what just happened.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382279

We don't know how many slavers survived, so thread lightly."



Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382281

I hope he wasn't planning on using those wings in the future.
Double attack launching the gauntlets to rip them off. '2d12'

Roll #1 8, 3 = 11

DM 382282

She screams in pain and collapses
Griffon guy with Unicorn and Zebra

Venia [Battlemage] 382283

"The mansion blew up with all the slavers inside."
After a pause, I add
"For the record, that wasn't the original plan."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382284

I squint at this and help her onto Codar's back. "I'm sorry.. just try not to move too much."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382285

Well that was quite the show. How many guards are up in the courtyard?

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382286

"You don't want to know.
Hold on until we are out of here.
No more sneak attacks on my part, that much I promise. And you can stay behind me if it makes you feel safer."
Put her on top of Codar.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382287

Any slavers in sight from the air?

DM 382288

You charge in to attack his wings. After taking a solid punch to one, he retaliates by clawing you in the face.
The girls panic.
"Blew up?
…could you please start from the beginning?"
"Whose fucking side are you even on!? Explain yourselves!"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382290

I stare at the debris and rubble that used to be master's mansion, unsure how to react.
After a moment, I sprint inside the bungalow where the queens are
"Mansion blew up. What is going on?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382291

"We do not exist. And we cannot take chances. Your being awake was a considerable risk for our mission."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382292

I launched them with Telekinesis, but this will work as well.
"I said your time. Was. Up.
And let's set about breaking those brittle bird wingbones. '2d12'

Roll #1 12, 3 = 15

Kilana [deathsinger] 382293

I stay silent, staring at my hooves as we move out.

Venia [Battlemage] 382294

"Long story…"
I look at Sunrise
"Like I said, we're here to free all the slaves held captive here."

"Ambrosia, don't worry… everypony is safe, except for the slavers. Somepony rigged the mansion to blow up."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382295

seeing whoever rush the nearest bungalow, keep watch so that the occupant of the other doesn't join in the fight that's going on. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382297

"Godric, let's finish this!"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382298

Angle myself down towards the largest group.

"Mage! How good are your reflexes?!"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382299

"Pretty good….what are you planning?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382300

"I shall drop you in their midst! Stir your flames amongst them!"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382301

"Sure thing."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382303

I stare at her for a moment as I process this.
"Why? Who? Master's mansion was rigged?"

DM 382304

Telekinesis is a spell. If you want to use telekinesis, cast telekinesis.
You smash one of his wings into a vague gory mess, but he sinks his beak into your face, ripping out a small chunk.
"Oh great. More Equestrian Blades…
Fine, whatever, I know your types. All big spooky dramatic talk. Well here I am. Sorry for ruining your big plans by surviving earlier or whatever it is you came to finish me off for."
She rolls her eyes.
"Welp. There goes my chance for a cozy life…"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382305

Storm Bolt x5 The Griffon who's giving Crescent trouble '1d10+1'

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

Godric [Dark Knight] 382306

I dive down and release Torch into the mob of guards, and pull myself back up into the air.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382307

Alright, he can't fly with one wing. Now for his legs. Let's go for those claws first. Time to wreck it. '2d12'

Roll #1 4, 8 = 12

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382308

"I have little interest in killing you. But unknowns are bad. I had to take you out of the picture for a short while.
Get yourself comfortable. We are leaving now."

Open the vault door, then slip into stealth.

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382309

So 9 slavers on the ground?

Venia [Battlemage] 382310

"Yes. Somepony named Mistral. I'm not really sure about the details yet, but to say I'm angry would be to make an understatement. could you please go check on the mansion?"

I motion to Sunrise
"May I introduce to you High Queen Sunrise of the United Northlands?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382311

With a scream, I drop down and unleash fire at the closest one in mid-air.

Fire Bolt x3 '1d10+1' since I'm still in the air.

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3


"Yes, your highness."
I bow and quickly leave.
Let's get to that ex-mansion
Spot check

Roll #1 9 = 9

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382313

Guess that's a cue to attack then

Empower Weapon, Cleave three slavers.
Divebomb down onto them.

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8


I'm confused what exactly are we doing now

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Venia [Battlemage] 382315

Radiant, Smouldering and Godric are attacking the remaining slavers on the courtyard
You and I are in a bungalow with Sunrise and a slave
Nylis and Crescent are in the bungalow next doors, fighting a griffin
Pumpkin and Kilana are leaving the vault
Ambrosia is on her way to the ruined mansion

Kilana [deathsinger] 382316

go out the vault door and look around for any still breathing guards. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Verne 382317

"Mistral… do we have a last name?"

DM 382318

He kicks you off, making you land rather violently on your back and hitting your head.
However Nylis' storm of magic blasts him into the back wall, leaving him helpless.
The two girls cower into the back corner of the room, beside the bed.
"I hate Lordblades so much…"
She groans and rests down.
You explode into a helpless fireball and slam into the ground without hurting anyone but yourself.
Interrogating slaves probably.
There are still four uninspected bungalows.
Looks like much ain't left, save for the vault.
Which is open. Pumpkin, Kilana, Codar and… your old master's daughter exit. The daughter hanging loosely on top of Codar.
They are all in the yard, fighting Radiant and what seems to be a fleshy campfire.
You dive down, smashing aside three of the guards
of the 9 guards, '1d7+2' are within fighting range here. The rest are further away.

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Venia [Battlemage] 382319

I shake my head
"I have no idea who he or she is."

see >>382310

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382320

Get up!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382321

Shake my head and get up. He's not going anywhere. '1d10'
"Thank you, lady Nylis. If you could see freeing them while I go out to help the others?"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382322

Can I notice Smoldering's fall? If so then Use Bolster on him

If I can't then heal Crescent '1d10+1'

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

DM 382323

Her eyes widen
"Well holy shit!
…sorry, it's uh.. probably not nice to swear in front of you"
"That's ok. You've had a rough day."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382324

Slip out and go where the fighting is.
'1d10' to locate.
'1d10+2' to backstab if I get there in time.

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

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382325

Cleave two of them again.

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Venia [Battlemage] 382326

I chuckle
"Don't worry about it. Now… what did you say you did before all this?"


I loop back around roar out loud as I dive straight into the ones still standing, with Slam.

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382328

I freeze up completely as I see her.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382329

"I might be able to fix you." I say hopefully.
"leave at least one alive and I'll use him to heal her back"

Verne 382330

"Sounds like a she. I suspect either one with an agenda against the slavers, or less likely an Equestrian saboteur. "

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382331

"Got you."

Venia [Battlemage] 382332

"Why would the Equestrians care about this place?"

Verne 382333

"While your emotions are understandable, please maintain an acceptable standard of behaviour before our High Queen. "

Nod to her.

DM 382334

He's on the other end of the yard.
Crescent does feel a lot better though.
As you get up, he tries to get up too
Finding your way through all the smouldering rubble takes some time and effort.
You smash two of them aside, leaving them helpless
You slam him down with massive force. The crack he makes as you impact tells a great deal as to why he stops moving.
"Various odd jobs. Never really was good at anything."
She looks up and sees you
"Wait, stop, hold up.
Get her over here.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Kilana [deathsinger] 382335

"Sure." I lead Codar over to Ambrosia.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382336

that's good, now Teleport the two mares out of their chains '1d10+3'

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382337

"If you know what's best for you, scum, you will stay down. Your wings are broken, and you will not survive to flee if you try."

Venia [Battlemage] 382338

I frown and look at her cutie mark. What is it?
"Well… maybe we'll find something for you to do back in Wintergrasp if you wish. Where are you originally from?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382339

Roll around and get up '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Verne 382340

"They may have somehow heard we would be here. Either way, as we said, it is unlikely. "

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382341

Well I will walk then.
And if I finally am there, '1d10+2' to backstab one. Try to cripple him.
How many slavers left and who is here with me?

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382342

Cleave another two.

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382343

I gulp and take a step back as they approach me, looking down at my hooves.

Venia [Battlemage] 382344

"… What if it was a Lordblade?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382345

"You know each other.. right?"


Leap back up and pull out my swords, Cleaving the ones Radiant has knocked out.

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Verne 382348

"…ah, then we would already be dead. This attack seems much less deadly, and they would have no reservations about killing slaves. I believe we can strike out that possibility, leaving this Mistral to be one with a slaver agenda. "

Venia [Battlemage] 382349

"Hmmm… Could you go find Pumpkin? He should know more…"

DM 382350

That's one.
"What the fuck is your problem!? I said fifteen minutes and you try to kill me over it!? How badly in need are you!?"
He tries to stand up again
Well that helped.
Back in business.
It's a smiling stallion
"Me? Timberjaw. Then, not like I stayed there for long. I've traveled a lot."
Your strike takes her by surprise and leaves her helpless.
And your blasts two more off their hooves and paws in the case of the other.
One of them gets back up, looking dizzy.
5 helpless
4 standing

Roll #1 5 = 5

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382351

Pull her back to the vault, by Kilana's side.
That's a triplecrit, don't tell me she can get up.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382352

"You seem to be under the impression that I'm working with the slavers. Who are doing very, very illegal things. Be glad I don't kill you where you lie."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382353

I get some distance away to Far '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382354

"… r-right"
now uh… pull out my hat of many things and rummage for a key that would open the lock to the next mare '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Venia [Battlemage] 382355

I sigh
"Okay. I'll get you out as soon as possible, okay? I need to check some things first… Sunrise, please follow…"
Go check on the other bungalows.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382356

Divine Protection, finish one of them off

Roll #1 10 = 10


Power Attack one of the standing ones.

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6


"… Queen Venia asked me to help. I will help."
Run over to where the battle is going on
Attack the first slaver I come across

Roll #1 1 = 1

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382359

"Later, when we're sure it's safe."


"Thanks bro. Codar, lay down so I reach her.." I use touch of life to channel the energy of the slaver to Mistral

Roll #1 1 = 1

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382363

"Ah, it looks like I need to follow."

Just follow Venia.

DM 382364

"Oh great, now I get mugged by bandits too?
This day sucks so much…"
He rolls onto his belly and tries to get up from that position
You rush off to get some distance between you and the slavers
You find a riding crop. Kinky.
Sunrise walks along.
In the next one over, a griffon with a smashed wing is trying to get off the floor.
The third one is still closed.
Your blow sends him reeling
However your splatters the slaver's head into a crater of blood and brains.
Another slaver drops his weapon and surrenders at the sight.
As you charge in, one of the remaining slavers, a diamond dog, grabs you into a headlock, lifts you off the ground and puts a knife to your eye
"Nopony move or she gets it!"
Mistral's eyes roll back into her head and her face twists in agony before she falls limp, breathing shallowly.
The slaver gets up beside you.
"Well thank you kindly."
She then punches you in the face and runs off

Roll #1 5 = 5


Vanish, Backstab the running slaver.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7


Escape Artist.
Backstab him.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382367

throw it over my shoulder, but keep looking for a key! '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382368

"Be glad I have more pressing matters to attend to."
I'll turn to the slavegirls and Nylis.
"Be sure he stays down. I want him alive for questioning."
And then I'll head out and join the melee.


Snarl. Blind him!

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382370

"Release her at once!"
Bolster on myself in the meantime


"No, you will not escape. Codar, leave the girl here and get him." I say with rage in voice, as I pull Mistral back behind some rubble and check to see if she's alive.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382372

Monkey agility!

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382373

Fire a Fire Bolt at one of the remaining slavers.

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

DM 382374

You slip out of his grasp but he kicks backwards, sending you tumbling. However, it didn't really hurt. He had soft paws.
Well here's a key.
…not sure what it fits.
You catch up to the running slaver and stab her, bringing her to a halt
Throwing dirt in his eyes proves effective.
+2 to rolls against him
"I did! See!?"
Well, she freed herself if you want to be technical.
You pull her off codar, making her land on her head.
As for alive?
That's your fault by the way.
"Crazy guy…"
As you focus, one of the remaining slavers blindsides you with a sucker punch.

Venia [Battlemage] 382375

Knock on the door of the third one then

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382377

Oh no he didn't.
Punch him. HARD.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382378

Right, I can see the fight from where I am, right? Let's send those gauntlets flying with Telekinesis at one of the standing slavers. '2d12'

Roll #1 1, 5 = 6


Stab deeper, then bring her back to Kilana.

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382380

No more hostages mean no more reason to hold back.
Blast another slaver.

Roll #1 3 = 3



Roll #1 6 + 5 = 11


Strike him with my sword!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Kilana [deathsinger] 382383

I will just wait for Codar to fetch me that slaver. He is doing that right?

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382384


Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382386

I'm just going to be behind Venia

DM 382387

"What? Already?"
1 Earth
2 pegasus
3 unicorn
4 donkey
5 zebra
6 griffon
7 diamond dog
8 goat
female opens the door.
She looks like she just had a good time
Yes he did. As you turn, he punches you in the nose, making it bleed
Looks like one slaver was skulking in the bushes. Whatever he was doing there, he stopped it to come and bash you unconscious with a club before going back to hiding.
She kicks you in the jaw, pulls out a knife she had in her tunic and rams it into your wing before knocking you over onto said wounded wing and making a run for it, hiding in the gardens
The slaver who let Ambrosia go picks up a rock and bashes you over the head with it
And your slam crushes the slaver, leaving him a broken mess that soon drowns in its own blood.
The dog turns around and smacks you with his off-hand
Giving chase.
He rushes to find the escaped slaver
'1d10' find
'1d10' hide
You teleport her leg out of the chain.
By teleporting the chain into her belly.
her eyes widen and she falls over

Roll #1 2 = 2 / Roll #2 6 = 6 / Roll #3 9 = 9

DM 382388

It seems she is gone.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382389

I'm not so easy to knock out. I wear this helmet more than just to hide my face. '1d10' to get up.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382390

Escape Artist.


I headbutt her and shove her aside.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382392

Wipe it off and grin.
Punch him. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

DM 382393

It seems the helmet also caved in from the blow.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382394



Roll #1 9 = 9


Jump up and backstab him!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382396

Off. Off goes the helmet, and stand up. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382397

Nod to the pegasus and head in too, with Venus.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382398

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382399

What about the last turn of Divine Protection or Vanguard?


"Alright, We will go help the others.. We'll claim a different slaver, and this time you will keep it pinned down for me." I get on his back and ride him into the battle Scythe drawn.

Roll #1 1 = 1


Fly over and use Suppress on the one punching Torch in the face.

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

DM 382402

And back up you are
A naked male diamond dog is sitting on the bed.
"Uh… hey there. All three of you at once, or?"
Don't bring a punch to a knife fight.
The stab brings you down instantly
That helped.
You remove the chain
She looks shoked
"What the hell is going on I don't even"
The griffon groans
"Your guess is as good as mine…"
You stab the god, making him stumble
The rock also harmlessly bounced off you.
"Damn. You got a thick-ass head."
A section of wall collapses on you.
You are helpless. So is Codar.
You smash him down, knocking the air out of him and leaving him helpless and silent

Remaining slavers
-The dog (Radiant and Ambrosia)
-The one in the bushes, who wants no trouble.

Venia [Battlemage] 382403

"Are you a slave?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382404

Find the hidden slave.
If I find her, Vanish, Backstab.

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

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382405

Get up again, this has been a bad day.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Godric [Dark Knight] 382406

Fly over and restrain the one hiding in the bushes, hauling it out into the open.

what is he/she

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382407

Does she need mending? if so then mend her '1d10+1'

if not then use that roll to MAGIC STORM BOLT THE GUYS UNCONSCIOUS

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382408

Too bad, it got trouble.
Glare at the slaver as I bring out my axes with telekinesis.
"You are going to wish you hadn't done that."
'2d10+1' for axe-talent. He doesn't need all of his legs, right?

Roll #1 3, 2 + 1 = 6

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382409

If things are under control… maybe I should go back to see if master's daughter is still around…

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382410

"Any other last words, scum?"
Empower Weapon, Cleave his hands off.

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5


get back up..

Roll #1 5 = 5

DM 382412

"Well not quite… I do get paid for my services. I also help with bookkeeping."
he pokes his head
"Good head for numbers."
Nope. She's gone. For good.
You stand up, bloodied and bruised.
As you fumble with axes, Godric slams into the bush
She is.
barely alive near a collapsed wall.
Kilana is under said wall.
Let us help
"Fuck off shiny pony."
He smashes you into the air with a thundering uppercut and tries to run off
The two slaves look shocked as you blast the griffon into an unconscious heap
"Please don't hurt us!"
"We have nothing worth stealing!"

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 2 = 2 / Roll #3 2 = 2

DM 382413

Female unicorn.


Okay, go back and help Kila up.
"I lost her."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382415

Nature Elemental Life on her!

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382416

Stand up!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382417

"An employee. Either way, please stay put."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382418

"Enough of this."
Fire a Fire Orb at any slaver still fighting.

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382419

"Hold her still, Godric. I wish to show her the fate of slavers in the North."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382420

"O-of course you don't, follow uh… f-follow me"
head outside and point them to wherever Venia is and tell them to go there

then look for any of my partymembers who are injured and HEAL THEM DAMN IT '1d10+1'

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5


"You stay put."
I grab the pegasus by her throat and throw her on bed again
"And you too."
Slam the door shut. Any more bungalows?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Godric [Dark Knight] 382422


"Hold. What of questioning her?"

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382423

I just keep being with Venia.

DM 382424

She opens her eyes weakly
That really hurt…
You help her out from under the wall
Nobody is fighting.
The last one is running away.
"Hey hey hey hold on now!"
This might take a while…
"Well excuse me for not wanting to get killed by you bandits!"
There are three on the other side of the yard.
Inside, the dog and pegasus shrug and get back to business.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382425

"I am simply removing her horn. She can't use magic to escape without it."
I'll glower at her.
"You think she needs all her legs? Or at least need them whole?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382426

I had worse!
Stand up!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382427

Can I chase him down?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Venia [Battlemage] 382428

Motion Sunrise to follow and head over to inspect those next.
"Great, isn't it?"


Very well.
Now fly up, SbS, find that one last slaver.

Roll #1 5 = 5


"You did.."
look at codar "Can you try to track her down again?"

Roll #1 9 = 9


I freeze up slightly and use a Natural Remedy on her.
"Yes… I'm sorry."

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Godric [Dark Knight] 382432

I frown.
"Now is not the time or place for this."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382433

I'll put my axes away.
"But you drag her along. I might not be able to control my temper."
And I'll go look for the others. The ones clustered near the wall look pretty beat up.

DM 382434

You can if you want
"This isn't at all how I thought things would go…"
She shivers
Unlikely. I lost her trail I'm afraid.
"What are… you sorry for?
…thanks for helping. I'd much rather you than those two crazies…"
The unicorn whimpers a little
"Please don't kill me…"
The runner is gone.
Godric and Waxing caught the hider.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382435

I'll just glare at her.
And then join Ambrosia and the others.
"Well, that went absolutely terribly. Ambrosia, are you well? And who is this other?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382436

Do it.


No can do.
Take to the skies and survey the one path leaving this place.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382438

"Queen Sunrise, feel free to reconsider your thoughts when this is over. There are… many other roles you can play."


I hold out my hoof to say something but turn away. "sorry.. I didn't mean for it to be like this.. Sometimes he just knows things and I just thought.." rolling to stealth

Roll #1 8 = 8

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382440

I look down
"Why are you here? Master… is dead."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382441

Stand the fuck up!

Godric [Dark Knight] 382442

I grunt in disgust.

"Stay still and you might live through the night."

Venia [Battlemage] 382443

"It's gruesome, that much is true. But these are the types of things we deal with. Because if we don't, nopony will."
Knock on one of the bungalow doors

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382444


Roll #1 10 = 10

DM 382445

"Fuck youuuuuu"
He keeps running
She is gone. Long gone.
"I didn't even get to fight yet!"
You hide before she can reply
"I came here to lure in the slavers… and to kill them so they could ruin no more lives."
Welcome up.
"Yes sir bandit… anything you say…"
Lets speed things up
Total population here is 7 slaves and '1d14' customers.
The slaves are
'7d8' race
'7d2' male/female

Roll #1 1 = 1 / Roll #2 6, 1, 5, 5, 7, 1, 8 = 33 / Roll #3 1, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2 = 11

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382446

Find Venia.

DM 382447

One customer.

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


good.. now no one will see my crying, rolling for tears

Roll #1 9 = 9

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382449

One final try.
"I said STOP. You're only making this worse for yourself!"

Roll #1 2 = 2

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382450

I'll look between Ambrosia and the mare.
"Ambrosia, this mare matches the description you gave. Is she your former master's daughter?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382451

Grab the customer by the throat in a telekinetic hold and turn to the others.
"All of you are slaves?"

DM 382452

Female dog customer
griffon male
earth pony female
zebra male
zebra male
diamond dog female
earth pony female
goat female
"nope nope nope nope"
"Who are you people anyway? Bandits? Assassins?"

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382453

Fire Orb right next to him/her to scare him.

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

Godric [Dark Knight] 382454

"Bandi…I see. Well, not an unreasonable assumption. How long has this slave ring operated?"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382455

I look down.
"Okay. Are you feeling… fine?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382456

"We are her friends."
I'll gesture to Ambrosia.
"What has been done to her is unforgivable."
I'll shake my head.
"But you seem wounded. What did they do to you?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382457

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382458

Well fuck everything.
Fly down. Round up the corpses. We will need those.

Roll #1 2 = 2

DM 382459

You fail to produce more than an ember.
The dog gains distance.
The female dog raises her paw
"I'm more of an employee."
The griffon puts up a talon
"I moved it here a few weeks back to try and kill them."
"Not in the least…"
"They? Nothing. It was those assassins that came out of nowhere and took me to the vault."
Carrying corpses is hard work…
And there are plenty. Some blown to pieces, some burnt, some just beat up.

Verne Foglight [Advisor] 382460

what are we even supposed to do anyway

Fuck, I know nothing right now

Kilana [deathsinger] 382461

Was able to cry it out, I'm still hiding for this turn, watching Mistral and the others to see if she's healed properly.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382462

Fire Orb, this time AT him.

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382463

Who cares. I've carried heavier corpses.
Like those kids, for istance.
Keep working.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382464

I mean Fire Bolt, sorry.

Godric [Dark Knight] 382465

start asking questions, i guess. sorry for the clusterfuck

"Kill them? The slaves?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382466

I'll raise an eyebrow.
"Assassins? To my knowledge, there shouldn't have been any assassinations while we distracted the rest of them up front."


I look at her worriedly and try another natural remedy.
Look her over, is she badly wounded?

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Venia [Battlemage] 382469

"Right. Stay where you are."

DM 382470

Freeing and documenting all the slaves / raiding the vault and ruins / securing survivors / questioning the surviving slavers
"No, the slavers. I hate slavery.
…my dad used to own this place. He had a lot of slaves.
…we never got along."
Some of the slavers are still alive it seems.
But in no condition to run.
"Heck if I know."
She points at the small cut on her throat
"They seemed like assassins to me."
Her spine is showing.
That was all the bungalows.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382471

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382472

Dump one of them together with the corpses.
Sit in front of him, light a small fire nearby.
"So. Nice night, uh?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382473

Right then. Round up everyone who identified themselves as customer and employee.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382474

I'll shake my head.
"Then you have my apologies. They may have thought you a slaver as well."
I'll grimace at the spine.
"However, these questions can wait. We need to get you to proper medical facilities. Ambrosia, could you help me get her up on my back?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382475

So we're just how chilling finding slaves? Then I want to regroup with Kilana. I'd rather be with her and Codar.

Go find them.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382476

"What's your plan?"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382477

My eyes widen at the sight

Help him with that
"Nylis knows strong magic. Must find her. Must help master's daughter."

Venia [Battlemage] 382478

"Round up everyone who worked together or utilized slaves."
I motion at the employees and customers.
"Let's get them to the courtyard."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382479

"Thank you. If I recall, Lady Nylis was near the bungalows…"
And then I'll gently carry Mistral there.
"Lady Nylis! There is need of your skills."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382480

"It is a wonder she can even speak right now."

I nudge the prisoner in that direction.

DM 382481

You blast him off his feet
She groans
"Who are you even?"
The three employees sort of distance themselves from the others.
DD male, DD female, Griffon male
The customers stand off to the side, a confused pegasus female and an unconscious, broken griffon male.
"Where are we going?"
Codar is standing guard. Kiana is nowhere in sight.
"I have… a name you know…"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382482

I nod, but stay silent.
Sun help me this was a mess.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382483

Approach Codar, then.

"Codar, where is Kilana?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382485

"We are taking you to a skilled healer. One who can regrow even mangled limbs. She should be able to help your injury."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382486

Get over in range of him, but still far and pull my bow, aim at him.
"Hurts, doesn't it?
Now if you want to stay alive, toss whatever weapons you have over to me. And we'll walk back to the mansion."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382487

"An assassin. Some ponies didn't like your slaver gig, sent me to clean up.
Just work. I'm sorry if some of them were your friends."
Motion towards the pile of corpses she's standing on.
"We can avoid killing yet another pony tonight though.
Just tell me where the others are."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382488

when he hears about this he's going to be so disappointed.. How can I possibly tell him.. I'm hardly fit to be a necromancer..

Venia [Battlemage] 382489

I look at the lined-up scoundrels, then back at Radiant and Sunrise.
"So… what do you think?"

DM 382490

She needed to be alone, we think.
"Sounds… good…"
"Alright alright… crazy thing."
He tosses a knife and a sap to you and stands up
"What others? Look around you! My sister's damn head is on that tree branch over there! They're ALL DEAD!"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382491

"I… don't know name. Names were never relevant before now…"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382492

I saunter over.

"I am most interested in where some of them come from…"

Glare at the gryphons.

Venia [Battlemage] 382493

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382494

Let's keep her talking. She has to stay awake.
"Might I have the pleasure of your name? I can't call you Ambrosia's former master's daughter, after all. Takes too long to say."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382495

"Let's hear them out first. Let it not be said we did not give them a chance to explain themselves."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382496

"I wish I could think so.
But your group is too big. Too organized.
Ponies have been disappearing all over these woods. It can't be the work of so few slavers."

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382497

Pick them up and put them away.
"Now paws on your head and walk in front of me, I'll keep this aimed at you at all times and if I even see you thinking of escape, I'll incinerate you. You go with me nicely and nothing will happen to you."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382498

"Alone? Right now?"

Sigh. "Alright then. I'll stick with you, then."

Mind reader. Why does she need to be alone? '1d10+1'

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Verne 382499

"Incidentally, Queen Venia, you may be interested to know I will be conducting a review of this… Event, later. I also am considering a new position for you in addition to your title as Queen."

DM 382500

"I wonder what's up with the whole… employees thing."
"Call me Mistral… it was the nicest thing dad ever gave me. I think it's a pretty name.
…come to think of it, what's your name?"
"The dogs were really good at what they did. And we have a contact guy… over in Snowborder."
She fucked up yo
"Fucking crazy-ass bandit…"
He complies and walks along back to the estate ruins

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382501

When we get there I shout

Venia [Battlemage] 382502

I cock a brow
"What do you mean, Verne?"

"Me too."
I turn to the employees
"Explain yourselves."

"Add him to the group!"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382503

"Figured as much. How did you bring dogs here? Equestria? I figured all the Northern dogs lived in the Underkingdom."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382504

Urgently: "Is Kilana hurt, Codar? I have to know so I can help her."

Mind reader. Where is she? '1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382505

"You may call me Crescent, Mistral."
I'll continue making my way to Nylis.

Smouldering Torch [Burninator] 382506

Do that.
Then I go off, find some quiet place to rest up a bit.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382507

"My name is Ambrosia. My number was seven."
I look away

Kilana [deathsinger] 382508

Look in the vault for anything that might help, like some documents. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Verne 382509

"I understand many of our courses of action and plans worry you. To put it in a more polite way for now, your opinions will be encouraged to be expressed. I can explain my full reasoning for your position as Ethics Advisory another time. "

Godric [Dark Knight] 382510

"After these events, I would suggest such a move. I have issues endorsing such methods in the future."

DM 382511

They shuffle a little, the DD male covering up since he is the only one naked there
"We're not involved in the slaving business"
"We just chose to hang around since there is demand for… exotic types."
the male DD nods
"I also earned some extra on the side by helping with bookkeeping.
Me and her-"
he nods towards the other DD
"-are from the same group. The rest of us are either slavers here or in a few cases, mercs or merchants or something in some far-off corner of the north."
She was not badly injured. Mostly distressed.
"Pff. The dogs always yapped about that place. How their forefathers got fed up with it and left."
"Crescent… right."
"I remember you… You always had pretty eyes."
Mostly money here. And other valuables, like jewelry and deeds.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382513

"Cute. So, care to make a name and place for the Snowboarder guy?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382514

Take the deeds and go find Verne.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382515

Glance at Venia.

Venia [Battlemage] 382516

I cock a brow
"'Ethics Advisor'? Really Verne?"

"Well, what do you think, Radiant?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382517

"So, Mistral, would you mind sharing the name of your father? Any information linking this group to another would help track them all down."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382518

"And you always worse pretty clothing…"

Verne 382520


"Mind you, there are reasons for our actions, and I doubt there will be significant change, but we will give certain concerns more weight. "

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382521

"I don't want this to be a slaughter."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382522

"Neither do I."

DM 382523

"Do I look like I know him?"
"Thank you…"
"Well he's been dead for a month now.
As in actually dead. Not just 'dead' like he was for some years."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382524

Sigh in frustration. "She has every right to be. But… Alright."

Go find Venia, I guess.

Venia [Battlemage] 382525

"Me neither, but we can't just let them go unpunished, can we?"
I look at Sunrise

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382526

"You look like somepony that doesn't want to die. And I can respect that.
Who knew his name? Just point me. Even if he's a corpse now."

Verne 382527

"Yes, really. Although, like the title says, you are but advisory. The final decision still lies with myself and king Frostmourn. As I said, I can explain my full intentions and reasoning another time."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382528

"That won't stop certain methods of questioning, Mistral. But I will wait until you are well to ask again."
I'll sigh a little.
"This was such a mess… And the evidence probably went up with the mansion."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382529

Another NE: Life on her… to make her feel better maybe…

Godric [Dark Knight] 382530

"I certainly hope you are not implying what I think you are."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382531

Right, is everyone in one group again now?

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382532

how much worse did shit hit the fan?

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382533

I'm not around you guys.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382534

"So, Ambrosia, how does all this make you feel, anyway? Any sense of closure?"
Ah Nylis, there you are.
"We've got a patient for you."

DM 382535

She looks thoughtful
"…did they really do anything wrong though? They didn't take any slaves, right?"
"He called himself Whisper. Obviously that's a fake name because slavery like this is not legal even in Snowborder. Officially."
"If any of the bookkeepers made it out, they might have info even if the records blew up."

Venia [Battlemage] 382536

"Verne please. I've fulfilled that role all my life. Heck, I was fulfilling that role before you even had a cutie mark."

"No, but they supported the slavers. Enabled them to continue their operations."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382537

i don't even know anymore.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382538


Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382539

"They helped those who did."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382540

"Whisper… I have a brother by that name. What a coincidence."
Stand up.
"So, how where you supposed to meet with him?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382541

I dont even know who this is
Mend '1d10+1'

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382542

"Then let us pray for that small miracle."
"An ending. Wrapping up any loose feelings that you may have had. Relief at it being over. Happiness Mistral is here, anything."
Oh dear.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382543

Walk up to them normally, that's enough time alone she'll be ready to face them now.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382544

"Kila! I was worried. Codar said you were distressed."

Verne 382545

"This makes it official and formal. It should give your thoughts a bit more weight. You may submit reports to me from now on, and you will be more involved in certain… projects."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382546

"Yeah, this wasn't the plan.. I was suppose to help keep it on track but I made things worse."

Venia [Battlemage] 382547

I frown
"A title gives my opinions more weight? You must be joking."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382548

I look at Mistral
"I am happy to see her again. I… missed seeing her. And… I am happy I can speak with her."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382549

"Then, perhaps, could you smile?"

DM 382550

The male DD butts in
"Objection! We were just being honest whores!"
"Nowhere. He sent letters."
Necrotic damage around her spine resists the healing.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382551

"Which means you would have to reply to said letters."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382552

"What? No… there was a bomb. We couldn't have foreseen that. You may have saved us all by letting us know before it went off."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382553

Inure her from necrotic attributes then '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382554

"She is hurt."

I frown
"Must cut away unnatural corruption. Regenerate back."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382555

"What part of this requires honesty?"

I growl and turn to Verne, Venia, and Radiant.
"So, what do we tell your king?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382556

I shake my head and look kind of sad.

Venia [Battlemage] 382557

I shake my head in disdain
"You worked together with slavers. There is nothing honest about that."

"Let us free the slaves first. We'll also need to decide the faith of these scoundrels here."

Venia [Battlemage] 382558


Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382559

"But she is alive. However, if you wish to save your smile until she is well, that is your right."
I'll turn my head as best I canto look at Nylis and Mistral without jostling Mistral too much.
"How does it look, Lady Nylis?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382560

"Do you plan on killing them?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382561

"Where I come from, such behavior would have them branded and exiled. What would you do?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382562

Frown and approach a little closer.

"Kila… I know you do great things. Just… you don't have to tell me what happened. Let's stick together, at least. I still have faith in you. Please don't lose it in yourself."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382563

"Not if they can atone for their sins in life."

"There is nothing honest in that."

Venia [Battlemage] 382564

"I'd rather not execute unarmed individuals."

"I am not sure yet."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382565

"I don't have the head of a leader Id.."

DM 382566

"He only ever sent us info. We repaid him somehow. I think we had couriers sent from towns nearby."
A little late now. The damage has been done.
"So unsavory types ran our work place. Why should we be punished for it?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382567

Offer a weak smile. "Let me be the judge of that. I am a neurologist."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382568

"i- i- i'm sorry just- i dont know hold on i'm tryingtothink of of someth- no that wont w- …ugh"

Verne 382569

"I will file a report and consult with him on review in addition to whatever you choose to tell. "

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382570

"Very well. Can you point me at the corpse of your boss around here?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382571

"Because you were free to choose your workplace, unlike all those slaves that have been suffering for so long. Slaves that were enslaved by the people you worked for."
We should probably start rounding up slaves too now, only keep them separated from those scoundrels.

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382572

"Lady Nylis, be calm. Orderly thoughts. You are a trained healer, and spellcaster. You have mended the high king's hoof after his mangling from Ebonreth. You can fix a simple back wound."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382573

"Well, here are the deeds from the vault, they might also be slave camps.. or worth checking for other slavers." I turn the deeds over to you.
I smile, rolling for how sincere it is. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382574

then shes a dead mare, and i cant allow that to happen

walk off somewhere and forcefully discharge all the miscast magic '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Verne 382576

"It does if we are told it is your job to tell us or rather, me, your opinions. "

Venia [Battlemage] 382577

"You better. I want to know who was responsible for this fuck-up of a mission so I can punch him or her in the face."

"Thank you Kilana."
I bag the deeds for now

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382578

I just keep very close to Mistral for now, occasionally glancing at her back with a pained expression.

DM 382579

"He was a big guy. hard to miss if you find him."
Most are at the pens.
"Well that doesn't sound entirely fair. It's not our fault the boss was a jerk. We just tried to stick with family."
The magical blast blasts out with notable force, knocking you on your backside.
"It's ok… I'll live."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382580

Huff and lash my tail at them.

"Complications ensued inside. I too have concerns I wish addressed."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382581

Look for that fucker.

Roll #1 1 = 1


Yeah. Right.
Do I have to roll damage or something?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382583

I sigh and rub my face with a hoof.
"Why must it always be complicated…"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382584

Sigh. "Just…"

"I trust you… and I don't trust anyone easily. I wore a mask for more than ten years! And I know the others will love you and your work. Just… don't give up on yourself as a leader. I believe emphatically that a future like the one we talked about, where we don't have to live in the shadows anymore, needs you at its head. And if you want, I will be here to help you."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382585

"She'll be fine, Ambrosia."
"See? And what's more, you'll be whole again."

Venia [Battlemage] 382586

"Your excuses only further disgust me. Excuse me while I go tend to the poor beings that were enslaved."
Go to the pens. Let them free. Tell them to go to the courtyard. That the United North is here to help.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382587

i hope it worked, now pick up my lightly smoking body and drag my ass over to FUCKING INURE THAT FUCKING MARE FROM THIS HERETICAL NECROTIC MAGIC RESIDUE '1d10+1'

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Verne 382588

"I propose that if you cooperate now and give every detail about your employers and employment here, you may be granted amnesty. "

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382589

I point at the gruesome wound
"What happened? Wound unnatural. Unknown to me…"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382590

I look at you my eyes watery but my face serious, pulling you aside. "Id, have you seen that mare, with the exposed spine. I did that to her and I can't fix it, not without a sacrifice.. at this point I'm about to use my own blood to fix this.. "

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382591

Well while DM decides, fly to Kilana.
"I need your help. Come."
Lead her back to where I massed all the corpses.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382592

"Kilana, we knew there was a risk of hurting innocents by mistake. We can still save her. Don't hurt yourself…"

Think for a minute, "What of the ones they're about to execute? You could use them!"

DM 382593

If you're going to start being sarcastic about this, I think we should pause.
There are thirty here.
They all thank you as they go, wondering what the hell is going on
"I dunno, Can I go get some clothes? I'm freezing my gems off here."
After some long and tedious efforts, the end result is that she is stable, but missing a notable chunk of her back, which is rather unsightly.
"Sure sure.
…you blew up most everyone already anyway."
"Heck if I know. I can't see back there."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382594


Roll #1 2 = 2

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382595

Being blamed for sneaking inside and acting IC does wonders to the spirit.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382596

"I just asked, and they said they weren't being killed so that's a out.. and I have to fix this, you've seen it rejecting all other healing haven't you?"
"Can it wait a moment? I'm needed here"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382597

"Depends. I have a mission to salvage. How long will it take you?"

Venia [Battlemage] 382598

Well we're about to tell them… Go get those slaves in the bungalows as well.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382600


…then fall to the ground and cry a little

Kilana [deathsinger] 382601

"It might take my life.."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382602

"What about non-magical healing? I told you, I'm a surgeon. I don't practice magical healing, but I could try to fix it the traditional way. Skin grafts and physical medical procedures. There's… a lot of extra skin here."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382603

Throw him some sort of rag to cover himself.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382604

"…you think it would work? Please, give it a try then. "

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382605

"Then you do it later. I need you alive for this."
"Can it wait for a moment? We need her right now.
I need you to. For a complete memory scrub of a prisoner. Follow me."

DM 382607

They follow
"Thank you kindly."
He makes due but still looks rather cold


Venia [Battlemage] 382608

Yes please.

We'll wrap this up tomorrow.

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382609

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382610

"I will."

"I can try… It's dangerous, of course."

Can I make a roll to try to fix her with non-magical surgery?

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382611

"It looks bad. Corrupted."
I frown
"Cannot heal it myself. Must find way to restore."
I look down
"Make pretty again…"


Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382612

I'll be a bit surprised as Nylis winks out.
I'll think for a moment.
"Ah, right. Lady Radiant is also versed in healing magic. Perhaps that will help. Ambrosia, if you could make certain the wound stays clean?"
I'm good for pausing.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382613

"We'll just knock out the prisoner, please pumpkin.. if he can do something for her.. magic isn't fixing that wound"

DM 382614



Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382617

"She's immobilized. Hardly capable to retort."
"And? That's not your fault. And she's not needed for the mission. You are. So get it together."

Kilana [deathsinger] 382618

Can I inspire that roll. "I'm sure you can pull it off!" hum a victory tune to inspire you '1d10+2'

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382619

"I meant it will be dangerous for her. Memory magic is very difficult to make precise. We don't want to make her forget how to walk and talk, do we?"

Kilana [deathsinger] 382621

"I am getting it together, but it was my fault for overreacting that way. this is just a bad day.. "

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382622

"I don't care. All I need is for you to read everything related to their contact.
Everything that the word 'whisper' takes to her mind.
You can turn her into a hollow shell in the process if you need to."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382623

"Shut up. This is a mission. It's not your fault, it's the blade's. And for this, as soon as we are back, I'm stripping you of your rank and title.
The blade will be gone. But Kilana remains."

Verne 382625

Am I in the vicinity?

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382627

Totally unsure how to react to that. Taken aback, for sure.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382628

I don't know. Were you near Kilana and Id?

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382630

I'll just keep staring long and hard at both of you.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382631

"That's for the best pumpkin, every time I go on one of these missions with you It turns out badly." I pause. "I'm ready to follow you then."
We walked away from you, so.. not really

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382632

"You haven't been trained. Taking you along was my fault in the first place. But we will discuss this later."
Lead both of them to the corpses and now pause because DM is not here.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382634

"That's the thing Pumpkin, I was trained in necromancy, I did know how much it could hurt her, and I did go over board. I used a toxic knife when an unarmed hoof was called for." I just had to say that sorry

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382636

"You were trained in necromancy, not in the life of a blade. Without those trainings, we are only monsters, unfit to live.
With them, we can rest at night."

Verne 382638

I was with Venia and I assume we all met up.

Either way, we can rp later and I can work on Verne's reports.

Kilana [deathsinger] 382639

I'd do a time warp role play to tell you what happened but I'm not sure how much I'm even supposed to report
I stare into your eyes at those words taking them to heart. good night

DM 382703

Lets finish up here

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382718

It looks like Pumpkin wants me to see to this prisoner before I see the patient…

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382721

I'll be carrying Mistral about to our other healer, namely Radiant. Ambrosia's done all she can, really.

Venia [Battlemage] 382722

Are all the slaves gathered on the courtyard?

Kilana 382727

not sure if I should listen to pumpkin or try to fix things now

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382730

You bet.
There we are. A mare. Some kind of mare. Barely alive.
"All she knows about their contact. Even a face could help."
"You coming?"

DM 382732

all 41 of them.
"Where are we going? Where's Ambrosia?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382734

I turn my attention to them.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382735

"A contract with… 'Whisper'?"

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382736

I thought Ambrosia wouldn't be leaving her side. So she'd be following along.
"To our other healer. It seems Lady Nylis's focus was less than total."
"Lady Radiant, you are versed in healing magics, correct?"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382737

I'm still with her.
"I am here, Mistral."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382738

"What do you wish to do with them? Release them into the nation?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382741

I nod.
"Somewhat, yes. Who needs it?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382743

slowly walk back to the party
"A-are we finished here?"

Kilana 382745

"Can we get the intel from the corpse later? After all its not going to go anywhere is it? I really need to make this right. "

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382746

"Not a contract. A deal. This 'whisper' is the pony in Snowboarder that takes care of the operations there."

Venia [Battlemage] 382747

I clear my throat and step up
"Everypony listen up! I, Queen Venia of Wintergrasp, am here to represent High King Frostmourn of the United Northlands. We were tasked to take out the slaver operations in this area and find leads on any other operations. If anypony has any viable information, please step up now."

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382751

I'll gesture slightly to the mare on my back.
"A wounded bystander, Lady Radiant."
"I would like to have Mistral in good traveling condition, if possible."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382757

Turn my attention to her.
"Who are you and what were you doing here? How did you get hurt?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382764

I turn over towards them.
"Your pet necromancer gravely wounded her inside. Is she conscious?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382765


Mind Read her. Frontal lobe. Long term memory. Conduct a thorough search. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382767

I furrow my eyebrows.
"Excuse me?!"

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382768

"She is, however I would like her healed before we pry into her with questions."
And I'll raise an eyebrow.
"And what do you mean 'pet necromancer'?"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382769

I turn to stare at him

Kilana 382772

Well, if pumpkin isn't going to stop me go grab Nylis "Nylis, I want to help Mistrel, to help you.. If I reverse what I did to her you can mend her, you can bring Ambrosia to help.. I want to make this right, please let me help.."

DM 382773

"Good… good…"
She keeps her eyes shut
There is a general murmur
"High King?"
"I thought they were bandits."
"The high king employs bandits?"
"How horrible…"
"I'm awake, yeah."
Whisper is a pony who works in Snowborder
Never wants to be seen, communicates via courier
Probably runs other businesses too

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382775

I had missed that post, sorry.
"Kila, you did nothing wrong. Now focus. If guilt takes over you it's over."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382776

Turn to Mistral again.
"I asked you a question. What where you doing here?"

Godric [Dark Knight] 382777

"The striped one, with the ambulatory pile of corpses."
Gesture at her back.

"I cannot say for sure, but I saw her flesh die before my eyes."

"Ah good. It is a shame you had to be put through this. It is reassuring to see you speaking again."

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382781

I'll frown a bit at the murmuring.
"You'd think they preferred slavery."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382782

"U- w-what?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382784

"Dead end. They communicate by courier. Now can I go see the patient?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382785

I huff angrily.
"And she did this why?!"

Do I remember the effects of Touch of Death that was used on my chest?

Venia [Battlemage] 382786

"We are not bandits. Rather, we are part of the king's entourage. All of you will be broken from your chains and become a free pony once more, as is appropriate."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382788

"Thanks for your help. It was a urgent matter."

Kilana 382789

Stubbornly stand my ground here. "No Pumpkin, It wasn't the mission, it wasn't the spell, It Was Me. The holy magic can't fix the wound because of my mistake. I am responsible and I will be responisible for helping to reverse it."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382790

I bite my lower lip and stay close to her.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382793

"Your magic seemed to fix it rather well.
We have plenty of dying slavers. Use those."

Godric [Dark Knight] 382797

"I did not have the time or energy to spare to find her reasons."

Kilana 382798

"You couldn't fix her wound because I'm what caused it, I thought she was a threat and wounded her.. I want to help her.. I can reverse the effect at the price of my own health, and if you and the other healers heal her at the same time, use your regrowth magic on her, she will be healed I'm certain. Will you let me help?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382800

Take out my surgical tools and go to see the patient.

Is there anything conventional, non-magical medical treatment can do for her? '1d10+1' (Kilana inspired this roll, so +1)

Skin grafts? Spinal surgery?

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382806

shake my head
"I'm not letting you use your own health for this. I- maybe I can try again but right now I'm a little too frazzled"

DM 382807

"My father used to own this estate. We never got along… he kept slaves here… and I hated that. I hated slavery.
So when he died, I made a plan.
I would infest this place with Explosive Mold, and let it grow. Then, I'd find the slavers… get in close with them… earn their trust.. offer them this great base of operation… and bring it down on them."
"I'm feeling pretty good now. Just worried about walking is all."
One raises a hoof
"Where should we go? I know some of us have places to return to, but for instance I got nothing."
She's missing a chunk of meat off her back, leaving part of her spine exposed.
Necrotic damage makes healing magic ineffectual, but it's not life-threatening, just ugly.

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382810

"Well, Mistral, until you feel you are able to walk, I suppose I will be carrying you until better transport is arranged."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382813

"I see. You had right intentions then, even if your ways differ from ours."
Look at her back.
"As for that… I cannot help. My healing would not do anything. I know because I have a similar mark."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382814

Well, start taking inventory of the survivors.
Anyone that stands out as more than a simple slave?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Venia [Battlemage] 382819

"Those of you who are helpless and have no place to go back to, will be aided. Are all of you capable of writing? I would like to gather information such as names, birthplaces and so on from all of you so we know just who we found."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382820

But he cut away the worst of the necrotic damage, don't tell me she's leaking necromancy now.

DM 382821

so yes. Yes surgery can help make it look better.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382827

Sigh in relief.

"It seems that old-fashioned healing still has its place in the world. Maybe those years of study were not for waste."

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382830

"I did not know you were a doctor."

DM 382833

"I can try walking too. My back just feels weird is all."
"What's it like anyway? I can't exactly see it."
Some of them look more annoyed and confused than relieved or scared.
"Yeah sure. I can write. I think we all can."
The back is now more or less normal looking if you ignore the crater and exposed spine.

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382836

"Neurologist. Before I studied the mind, I was trained in general medicine, more specifically, surgery. I was, unfortunately, not blessed with healing hooves. I can't heal patients magically."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382837

Keep a stern tone.
"Withered, black, and dead. The work of necromancy."

Venia [Battlemage] 382840

"Then let us get to work."
Start gathering info on all these slaves.
How many of them have no place to go? I know that mare from earlier had nothing, at least.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382844

Inure '1d10+1'
then Regenerate '1d10+1'
last try I swear

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

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382846

"Would you like to try? Otherwise I could carry you back to Eaglecrest, if necessary."
"Interesting. And useful. Many neglect the idea that magic isn't everywhere, and that magical healing isn't as easily available as it is in certain areas."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382847

Approach them.
"I'm gonna need your names and occupations.
Don't worry about lying, we have mind readers, and won't kill or torture you for being slavers. The fight is over."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382848

"I should carry her."

Kilana 382850

using that 9 from earlier to ToL from me to Minstrel now.

Godric [Dark Knight] 382852

I'll assist her with that.

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382855

"Ah, it seems lady Nylis got her confidence back. And it sounds like it's working to me."
I'll raise an eyebrow.
"Are you certain?"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382857

I toss in a NE: Life to help with that too.

"Yes. Must carry her."

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382863

"Must? Why?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382864

Assist surgically if necessary, but it looks like they've got it.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382866

"My responsibility."

DM 382870

'1d30+10' have places to return to
The flesh on her back begins to boil and writhe as the regeneration kickstarts itself.
She shivers
That felt weird"
"Give me… five more minutes, huh?"
"Occupations? We were kinda working… here."
"For example me and him over there lost our houses to a fire six months back and needed a place to stay and a job to do."

Roll #1 1 + 10 = 11

Kilana 382873

"No.. my responsibility.."

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382874

"Because she is your former master's daughter? Or because you like her?"

DM 382875

11 have places they can return to
30 don't

DM 382877

She groans
"I can walk…

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382879

"Sorry.. uh- it- it'll take awhile to be back to uh… t- to normal, I think."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382880

"I am sorry."

Glare at her.
"Care to explain?"

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382881

"I'd rather keep you off your hooves until your back is finished growing back in, honestly. I don't think Ambrosia would forgive me if you got hurt further."

Venia [Battlemage] 382883

I frown at this.
"Very well. If it pleases you, I can grant citizenship to all of you in Wintergrasp and work out a way to give you work. There are also the Underkingdom mines that could probably use more workers…"

Kilana 382887

"I hope you can forgive me." I say, and then I lay down feeling a bit weak. "Codar, stand by to carry me back to pumpkin."
"Its simple, I thought she was a threat and reacted accordingly. I was excessive, I helped reverse it.."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382888

"Must help her recover."

"… Should not walk until recovered…"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382890

"Kila, please don't hurt yourself."

"I think we'll have time for discussion later, when less pressing matters are at hand, Lady Radiant. We have slaves to help, a pony to heal, and a lead in Snowborder to follow up on first."

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382892

"That doesn't tell me why you must do it, Ambrosia. But she will likely be more comfortable on you than on me…"

DM 382895

"Wait… what did you do to it?"
"Beats getting blows apart by the bomb I suppose. Bright side of life and all that?"
"I'd hate to be a burden."
The general mood seems negative
"From one slavery to another…"
"I could have gotten a cozy job as a maid or something… I don't want to work to death in some mine…"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382897

I look down
"She is important to me."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382900

"As a Paladin of the Sun, I must also protect ponies from heresy."

"The last time I seen this magic was when it was used on me… we will have words once this is over, understood?"

"At least you survived, yes."

Kilana 382902

"I understand, and I intend to take full responsibility for this. I won't run from it."

Venia [Battlemage] 382903

I facehoof
"It is only a proposition. Those who do not want to work in the mines do not have to. You are free to choose. There is more work to be had than just that."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382904

"Huh? U- uh… I uh.. It it doesn't matter."
to the others
"W-why would you want to be maids?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382906


I don't think she knows what the word heresy means.

Waxing Crescent {M Uni Dark Knight] 382907

"Hardly a burden, you barely weigh anything. Besides, it's our fault you ended up like that. Also, your back is slowly growing back thanks to Lady Nylis's mending."
I'll frown a little.
"Then I will stop prying into your whys. For now."
Sidling up next to Ambrosia, I'll make it so Mistral can scoot over without too much trouble.
"I'll offer my cape as well, if you like, so that you aren't exposed."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382909

I nod sternly.
"You better."

Kilana 382921

I nod to you, "I've done my part in helping her heal, I'm intent on making this right Lady Radiant."

DM 382927

"Well, it's something."
"So it's still gonna be back-breaking labor huh?"
"Some future…"
"Can I just stay here and starve? I'd prefer that to becoming some work mule."
"Oh shut up, mule."
"Easy job, get to stay with a rich family at a nice place, get fed, get a bed, all your needs taken care of for you… Sounds nice to me."
She blushes a little at the weight comment
"…regenerative magic of some kind?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382931

I'll nod.
"She used it to mend the High King's hoof after it was mangled by the late King Ebonreth of Eaglecrest. He should be back on his hooves within the month, I think."

Venia [Battlemage] 382934

I frown
"We will find jobs for you in accordance to your personal wishes and talents. Please do not be so negative."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382936

"That doesn't sound like much of an enjoyable life though."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382937

"And exactly what was your job around here?"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382939

"At least you are positive about it."

"There is nothing right about abusing Necromancy."

DM 382948

"Within the month… lovely."
"So… what's different to what we already had here? That we now have to also pay taxes and fight the king's wars?"
"Beats working in a mine or as a chimney sweeper or starving in a cold basement."
"Beign negative won't help you feel better."

Kilana 382950

"I know, I over reacted.. I'm not trained for the battle field like you are. And I am sorry, I've told her that multiple times.. and shown it by helping to reverse the effect at my own sacrifice. " I sigh "Pumpkin needs me back, I'll finish this talk with you later?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382953

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382957

Roll my eyes, do I still have the gold brick? or will I need to pull another one?

Venia [Battlemage] 382959

I frown
"Free choice, no more chains, a stable life and a second chance to start over."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 382961

"Yes. You can leave."

"Staying on the sunny side?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382962

"It may take you a little longer, though. A hoof is likely less complex than a back."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 382968

"I will help you recover, Mistral."

DM 382973

"I helped clean up, patch up the walls a bit here and there, care for the other slaves, that sort of thing.
My pal was a cook."
You have the brick and the coins.
"I hope we'll get more of a start than a pat on the back and a smile before being left on the street at least?"
"Eh, that works as an expression I guess."
"Well… can't do anything but wait and see, right?"
"Thanks Ambrosia. You're such a dear."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382977

"Other ex eployees still alive you can point me at?"

Kilana 382978

"Thank you."
"Codar, I'm ready now, take me to Pumpkin please.. and you've done very well today, I'm proud of you."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 382980

Once Mistral is safely on Ambrosia's back, and I've got my cape over top of her to hide the slowly regrowing back cavity, I'll trot off to go pick up my dented helmet.

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 382982

Then give them the brick and coins
"S-sorry but uh.. that- that's all I have."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 382985

What shape are you in?

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 382989

Follow her.

Venia [Battlemage] 382990

I sigh and rub my temples
"Here's an idea… what if I granted you the funds to rebuild this mansion and start a business of your choice?"

Kilana 382992

"I'm fine, just need to be careful until I can recover. I'm good enough for what you need."

DM 382993

"Well that depends how you view the difference.
Those of us who agreed to be useful got some special treatment.
Then we got the two dogs and griffon there. They were with the slavers, but never worked for the slave taking part of the business. They were here just for exotic companionship.
…though the other dog also did bookkeeping, I think."
It looks a little bashed up in the back, but not broken.
Their eyes widen
"Whoa! Look at this everyone!"
"Oh my"
"Great heavens above!"
They turn to look at you
"So… how can we serve?"
They look back at the burning rubble
"…you sure?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383000

"A bookkeper. Thanks."
Off to him we go.
"That was stupid. And dumb. And stupid.
Why did you almost kill yourself for her?"
"I take your patient is well now?"

Venia [Battlemage] 383001

"Yes. I believe I can arrange that. You would still be Wintergraspian citizens and the domain would be Wintergrasp's property, but you would be allowed to work and live here."

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 383002

"She'll recover."

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 383003

"Well, that's going to need fixing. Likely be easier just to get a new one…"
And I'll trot back over to the others and then idly inspect the damage. Given a forge and some time, I should be able to hammer this back into shape and buff it out, right? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 383004

"w-WHAT!? NO! I- I- DIDN'T MEAN THAT! It- it's yours! Take it! I- I'm just trying to help you get back on your hooves!"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 383005

And I keep standing there with Mistral on my back in silence.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383007

"Who was it?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 383013

"I didn't ask for a name. She had an unfortunate engagement with Kila, but everything will turn out alright."

Kilana 383016

"I needed to do it, otherwise the others couldn't have helped her." I say firmly. "Besides, it was my responsibility. Anyway.. Just guide me to where you need me.."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383019

"Oh. Her."
Mumble something to myself.
"I'm not gonna have you exert yourself more in this condition. Besides, seems like I won't need to question their former boss just yet."

DM 383025

He must be the male DD trying to keep warm, dressed in a vague loincloth while out in the snow
They huddle for a moment, then turn to nod
"Sounds fair.
…with what money?"
It will take some time.
Maybe you could ask the smiths over at Ironfoe?
"…you sure?"
"Nothing we could do for you?"
"It's ok to put me down for a while if you're tired…"

Kilana 383027

"please, I could cast commune in my sleep at this point, its not an exertion at all. And I'm not even walking, Codar is carrying me."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 383031

Go look for that mare with the hurt back.
"What is your name?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383033

"Very well. Once I'm done with this dog then."
"I heard you are the accountant."

Kilana 383035

"Thanks for your help back there, I wish I could have made Radiant understand.."

Venia [Battlemage] 383037

"As I mentioned before, as Queen of Wintergrasp I should be able to gather the necessary funds."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 383040

"I am not tired."
I bite my lower lip
"Where will you go once back is healed? Gone again?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 383043

I'll shake my head at that. It seems Radiant's plan of getting me out of my armor is proceeding ahead of schedule due to necessity.
I'll turn to Ambrosia and Mistral, and just watch them talk for a bit.

DM 383045

"Mistral Donna."
"Yes. And a cold one. Can I go back into the bungalow? I'm freezing out here."
"Alright. Royal funds."
"Guess we'll be working for the crown then"
"I never really thought that far…
…what are you doing these days anyway?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 383047

"I study and apply magic, help research and build magical constructs, and occasionally help with healing. All of this while working under High King Frostmourn, so I don't know what you could really help with. P-plus I don't have anymore of those, watch."
reach into my silly hat and try to pull out another couple gold bricks which wouldn't work anyways '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383048

"What did Radiant say now?"
"Be my guest.
Mind if I accompany you? I've a few questions to ask."

Kilana 383051

"Mostly that she didn't approve."

Venia [Battlemage] 383054

"… In a way, yes. We'll have to discuss the details further though. Now are there any more concerns? Please do not hold back."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 383055

"What are your plans now?"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 383061

Sigh. "It was a pleasure helping you, Kila. Lady Radiant simply refuses to understand. She's the only one that can't get past it."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 383062

"Work for the High King. Help unite the North. They have been kind to me."

DM 383065

A few coins. No bricks.
"You sure? We could arrange your stuff for you."
"Dust your books"
"preen your quills"
"polish your wands"
"Sure. Anything."
He shivers his way into the nearest bungalow and wraps a blanket around himself
"…that's better."
"What's the catch?"
"It's obvious the crown won't just buy us a house out of generosity"
"I… really have no idea."
"The High King?
…I heard about him. Some kid who dreams of making an empire for himself, right?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383068

"That's Radiant.
But she's right. Using necromancy was not the right choice."
"I'm sure Radiant's disappointment was purely because of the hastily choice, not the actual magic."
Toss him the books and papers I gathered.
"Whisper. Where and how."

Venia [Battlemage] 383072

"The catch is that you will obviously have to behave yourself. As long as your practices do not harm ponies or are illegal, you will be free to do as you please. Hopefully you will be successful enough to stand on your own legs one day."

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 383079

"He wishes to unite the North. Make it better. End conflicts. Make a safe place."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 383080

"…. y-You can I guess, but you can always use that to have a better life than dusting book every other day"

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 383084

"You were against slavery. That I approve of. The question is, what else are you against?"

Kilana 383087

"I know."
I give a weak smile.

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383092

"Then don't beat yourself over it. Giving your own life to help fix her was more than enough. And I was the one who led you inside in the first place."

Godric [Dark Knight] 383093

Lean into Venia.

"You may be expecting too much of these dregs. Many of them seem to have given up on their lives."

Venia [Battlemage] 383100

"Which is why I want to encourage them. Give them something to work towards. A goal in life. A second chance to see it's not all bad."

Kilana 383103

"Don't worry, I feel confident I've done what was was right and that even Radiant will come to forgive me."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383105

Smile at her.
What was right.

DM 383106

"Whisper? Never met him. He always sent a different courier. All I was told was to mark anything going to him with a red ribbon. And all he ever wanted was sheets of numbers."
"So you'll be sending some kind of guards here or?"
"Sounds noble… if naive."
"But… we should be paid for services, not just… for nothing."
"I wanted to end the wrongs my family had endured. And most of them were caused by father's mistakes. From his self-destructive habits to ignoring me to striking deals with Equestrian Blades to keeping slaves…"

Godric [Dark Knight] 383111

"And if they simply take advantage of your generosity?"

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383115

"Great, this means you did send things to him. That's progress.
What's in those books?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 383117

"Equestrian Blades?"

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 383119

scrunch my face in frustration
"ugh… ok… h-how much would what I gave you last?"

Venia [Battlemage] 383121

"I could, yes. Or simply hire ponies from Eaglecrest to do the job instead."

"Then punishment shall follow swiftly."
I make sure to say that loud enough for them to hear.

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 383127

"Frosty beat King Ebonreth. He is strong. He will succeed. He must succeed. I will help him succeed."

DM 383129

"Numbers on sales, deals, the like. What was sold, when, for how much."
"You know. Those masked assassins from the south. Dirty lot. Not a single honest hair on their body."
"Hmm… I'd work for a month for it easily"
"I'd work for two!"
"I'd work for two and a half and do other things on the side!"
"Since when do Wintersgrasp and Eaglecrest get along?"
"He WHAT!?"

Venia [Battlemage] 383133

"Since High King Frostmourn challenged and bested King Ebonreth in battle and assimilated Eaglecrest into the United Northlands."

Radiant Dawn [Celestial] 383137

"Are you in search of a new purpose then?"

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 383138

"Frosty beat Ebonreth. Acquired Eaglecrest."

Pumpkin Swansong [Northblade] 383140

"No records of your acquisition methods?"

Waxing Crescent [M Uni Dark Knight] 383144

"Weren't you paying attention when I was explaining about the high King's hoof? I did mention the 'Late' king Ebonreth."
I'll hold up one of the Mountainbreakers.
"And I was throwing these around during the melee out here. King Frostmourn thought they would do more good on the field than gathering dust."

Nylis [Thaumaturge] 383150

"Ok, yea, sure. Uhhh- "
Inure them from the cold '1d10+1' if i need to roll
"now g-go help the others get warmer clothes."
fucking shit. if I can do this then reach into teh bag and try to find a couple more gold bricks '1d10'

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

Godric [Dark Knight] 383154

"Would you rather be offered the hospitality of Stormheart? I'm certain we would like to open relations, especially considering recent events…"

Imminent Domain [Mastermind] 383159

"Mister Swansong is right, you've done more than enough. For now, you should rest. You need to be in one piece for the future."

DM 383160

A deep silence falls
"Is this true?"
"The High King… defeated Ebonreth?"
"That's… unbelievable."
"I guess I'm kinda inbetween things, yeah."
"Methods? No. But we did record all the new arrivals. Used a code. Very compact. Very clever."
"I guess I just… failed to believe it at first."
You're out of bricks.
They head off to get their clothes.
"What should we call you, mistress?"
The griffon employee shakes his head
"Screw that idea…"

Kilana 383163

I wave a hoof at you. "Like I said before, Codar here is doing all the work for me, I'm just riding on his back. Its restful, safe even.."

Venia [Battlemage] 383164

"Yes. Viceroy Raging Storm now rules over Eaglcrest, representing the High King there just as my husband and I do in Wintergrasp."

DM 383169

Ambrosia [Ex-slave] 383172

"He is the High King. High King trumps King. Knew he would win."

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