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Rise of Nightmares - Thread 4 DM 326575

Our heroes had returned to Canterlot and set up an ambush to capture the Dean of Illusions, Daydream.

According to Sylt, his office hides several soldiers. But he is also the prime suspect for summoning the creature that assaulted Canterlot Castle in the night.

Sylt [Omniseer] 326585

AHAH! Time to hide cowardly behind somepony!
That Inquisitor will have my head if this goes sour…

Aleister [Mage] 326588

I wait for the Inquisitor to decide when to ambush.

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326592

"Everypony ready? There's no telling what might happen if this ends up being true."

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326594

"I'm going to guess resistance."

Sylt [Omniseer] 326596

"I can imagine…"
Shiver slightly, but ready myself.

Aleister [Mage] 326598

"Let's do this."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326608

"Right then."
Go back into the office
"Mister Daydream, we have reached consensus."

Sylt [Omniseer] 326611

Follow her inside and stop on her side, standing behind.

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326615

I look at the captain.
"Is there something you need done. If not I will go now to find my friends.'

DM 326617

"Go ahead and catch up with the others. I need to read some of the night scout reports anyway.
Bring everypony back here when you are done so I can make a report on the events of the Altar."
He levitates his glasses off
"And? Is it safe to leave?"

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326622

I draw my sword
"You are accused of treason, corruption and possible heresy by the omniseer. I cannot ignore such claims, so you are under arrest pending further investigation."

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326623

"Aye aye."
I raise a hoof and salute before leaving.
Time to ask some ponies where they are or to search where I last saw Sylt and the others. I then put a hoof on my snout, but where to start…


Roll #1 4 = 4

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326624

Also, use Brand on him '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sylt [Omniseer] 326629

As she says this, ready my bow and wait for her orders.

Aleister [Mage] 326635

Still ready.


Conjure weapon.

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

DM 326669

"Under what authority?"
…a bar?
"Ha! Fools. This conversation is over."
He leans back in his chair and falls over behind his desk.
A few of the potted plants and chairs morph into guards.


Shout to the guards.

Master, does the dean have an escape route planned already? We need to block that!

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4


Jump on top of his desk and pounce him!
"In the name of the Inquisition, I order all of you to stand down!"

Roll #0 5 = 5

Aleister [Mage] 326682

Be prepared for combat.

Take a quick glance at the environment for something to use in combat.


Roll #1 4 = 4

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326686

I stand at the bar.

"I… I dont know." I muttered while scratching my head, how did I end up… ah to find them, but I doubt they will be here. Well Alesteir perhaps, but…

Think harder, what other places could they end up.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326688

"You're only making it worse for yourself! What do you hope to accomplish?!"

DM 326691

Puppet, there are times when I simply am not willing to let you get away with asking things like that.
…he isn't there any more.
Just a rug, and his empty chair.
Well for one you are in an enclosed office, surrounded by guards.
Try the mage academy. There was that Dean guy there.


Then why should I trust you at all? Why should I even call you master?

Shoot an arrow to a closing guard.
IF they are closing in.

Roll #0 9 = 9


"Hmph, idiot. Just like you predicted, Omniseer. He'll have guards waiting for his arrival down in the basements."
Look at the guards
"Get the hell out of here! All of you! Your master is a now a fugitive outlaw!"

Roll #0 4 = 4

Sylt [Omniseer] 326699

Gulp down.

DM 326701

because in a world gone mad, puppet, who else can you trust?

The guards simply surround you
"This does not need to get messy"
"To repeat the question: under what authority? We are here by order of Captain Nightstrider to protect the Dean from cultists."

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326704

"Ahah! Perhaps they could be there since most of them like those spell stuff thingy." I smile and lighten up.

Head to the mage academy and find the dean.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326706

"Do we look like cultists? The dean has been implicated in a campaign of misinformation and treachery!"


Then answer me this.
Whose authority can stop these guards from attacking us and this room from becoming a bloodbath?

Roll #0 2 + 2 = 4

Aleister [Mage] 326711

"Right this doesn't need to get messy. So just stand back."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326713

"And I will repeat my answer: under the authority of the Inquisition. Now stand the hell down. We will be collecting the Dean in the basements for further interrogation."

DM 326740

Sounds like trouble up at the offices and a struggle in the basement.
"So far we've seen everything from fillies to elders among cult ranks. Do you have proof that you are not cultists?"
"We'd love to hear a full explanation first. From the start."
"Wait… the basement? What are you talking about, Inquisitor?"
Try talking to them.

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326749

Roll my eyes.

"I think this is your department, Inquisitor."

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326750

"W… what the?" I slowly creeped up to the basement and look to see whats happening.


Roll #1 1 = 1

Sylt [Omniseer] 326753

"Short version, the dean hid a powerful demonic artifact he was sent to investigate. I've reasons to think he still has a shard.
Said artifact corrupts every pony that touches it, and a bunch of cultists were worshipping it exactly where the dean had said not to look.
Then, the beast that attacked the city tonight was an illusion too. Check his tools."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326755

"Your Dean has-"
I stomp my hoof, interrupting myself
"I don't have time for this damn crap!"
Clear the rug from the floor, surely there's a hatch to be found there?

Aleister [Mage] 326756

"He's a cultist. And we can prove it if you just let us catch him."

DM 326757

Several guards are fighting the Dean!
An ambush!?
Looks like a solid floor.
"Do you corroborate the story of the mages, Inquisitor?"


Solid floor my ass.
SbS, see through the illusions and find the hatch.

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326761

Turn to Sylt
"Omniseer, this an illusion?"

Sylt [Omniseer] 326764

"Checking the room."

DM 326766

More like a chute.
Goes all the way down.
"Very well. Should we go after him or secure his tools here?"

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326767

I raised my sword and shield and enter the fray.
"What is this!? Speak!"

Sylt [Omniseer] 326776

"It's a tunnel to the basement! The dean must have slid through here!"

Point the Inquisitor to it.

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326779

"You are dismissed. Don't touch anything."

Right, open up and lower myself down there.
"Mhmm… Let's go find him then."

Aleister [Mage] 326781

I follow the Inquisitor.

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326783

I inch down after.

DM 326784

You slip right down into the basement.
Looks like the Dean is fighting some hooded assassins.
The Dean looks at you

Aleister [Mage] 326790

I look at Sylt.

"Is this real?"

Sylt [Omniseer] 326791

Follow Aleister and the Inquisitor down.
"Whiteshield! He's the one that summoned the monster!"

Draw my bow at the dean.


"What in the…"
Get down there!

Roll #0 4 = 4

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326796

"What?! Dont you dare touch him!" I look at the dean, then to the guards surrounding him and attack one of them.


Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

Sylt [Omniseer] 326798

What? Assassins? Cultists! Right?

"They must be cultists trying to silence him!"

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

WhiteSheidl(Uni crusader) 326799

OOC: WS is a she.

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326802

"How did they get here so fast?!"

Sylt [Omniseer] 326804

"He's the one" was me talking about the dean. I know Whiteshield is a she.

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326807

welp my bad.

DM 326811

What roll was that?
The hooded figures hiss at you
One of them looks very surprised, and punches you in the jaw

Aleister [Mage] 326813

I fire a Lightning Bolt at one of the hooded assassins.


Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Sylt [Omniseer] 326815

4th eye to know who those hooded figures are and where are they coming from.


"You did not just hiss at me! That's unnatural!"
Shoot that guy in the leg. Marksman shot

Roll #0 6 = 6


Take down one of the hooded figures. What the hell are they?

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10

DM 326830

Those are the guards you sent to ambush him, puppet.
He is the master of illusions, after all. He has them all appear as cultists to you.
Well this is a worryingly familiar feeling. The lighting conducts through you.
Roll for damage.
You wound his leg. He looks distressed and angry, then roars.
Ponies by the feel of it.
They probably have armour under the cloaks too.
The downed assassin screeches at you

Aleister [Mage] 326831

Roll for damage


Roll #1 1 = 1

Aleister [Mage] 326833

RNG really hates me for some reason.


"Oh, stop whining."

Keep it down. What is the dean doing?

Roll #0 10 + 2 = 12


"Those are our guards! Attack the dean!"
Arrow to the dean's legs

Roll #0 10 = 10


Brand on the Dean!

Roll #0 3 = 3

DM 326845

Yes it does.
Lets hope that doctor has better news this time, because the feeling is all too similar. A searing, spiky pain down south that makes your legs kick out from under you and sends you into a screaming, twitching heap on the floor.
You punch the hooded figure in the face and it foes silent.
The Dean is trying to hold off two hooded assassins.
Your arrow hits the dean through his front leg
As his focus wavers, the hooded figures momentarily revert into guards, revealing their hissing and roaring was them calling for backup.
He resists it, blasting you back with a magic bolt

Aleister [Mage] 326850

I try to regain control of myself.


Roll #1 1 = 1



Go attack the dean. "How many times do you think that's going to work?!"

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


Run besides Aleister, try to help him up.

Roll #0 3 = 3


"Bah! You think I'm stupid?"
Hit him in the leg, marksman shot!

Roll #0 5 = 5

DM 326868

The pain only intensifies.
You can feel something inside you break and boil.
"So far it has not failed!"
Your punch shatters the Dean into tiny tiny snowflakes of light and magic.
In his convulsions, he kicks you with remarkable force.
There is no more inquisitor to hit. He broke into pieces.
…but the guards still look like hooded assassins for some reason.

Aleister: HELPLESS/3
Cirrus: 5/5
Sylt: 2/5
Dewdrop: 5/5
Whiteshiled: 4/5

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326870

OOC: internet goes down, sorry.

"Ugghh.. wha!" I came to my senses after that punch and stand up. I then assess the current situation.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Aleister [Mage] 326871

Try to get up.


Roll #1 4 = 4


Rub the sore spot.
SbS on the remaining hooded figures.

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11


"Damn it! Omniseer, where the hell did he go!?"

Roll #0 4 = 4

Sylt [Omniseer] 326876

"Looking for him!"


"Look fast! He couldn't have gotten far!"

Are any of the hooded guards doing anything suspicious?

Roll #0 5 = 5

DM 326884

It seems you are on the side of the hooded guys now?
Who knew such a small body could suffer so much pain?
You really can't. Not yet.
They are guards.
Well, save for the one who is walking out the door.
One is leaving.


Improved Telekinesis. Try to stop him!

Roll #0 1 = 1


"You! Stop!"

Grab him!

Roll #0 5 = 5


Pounce on him!

Roll #0 2 = 2

Aleister [Mage] 326892

"Why-..Why does this keep happening" I mutter to myself.

I look around to assess the situation.


Roll #1 3 = 3

DM 326893


Roll #1 9 = 9

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326897

"Wha… whats happening?" I look around confused.

"Where's the dean?!" I shouted at the hooded assassins.

DM 326900

Sylt's telekinesis grabs Dewdrop's tail, pulling her away from the fleeing pony
Your body shudders.
That might be organs shutting down.
You need help.
You rip off his cloak, revealing the Dean, who gasps and rushes out of the basement and into the corridor


Teleport after the dean.

Roll #0 10 = 10


Gotta go fast!

Roll #0 6 = 6



Fly after him!

Roll #0 4 = 4

Sylt [Omniseer] 326907

"M-my mind was on something else!"

Aleister [Mage] 326908

No. I can't let him get away. Try to follow the rest of the group.


Roll #1 6 = 6

DM 326909

You teleport in front of him, blocking off his escape
You rush behind him, locking him between the two of you.

The guards from earlier storm the corridor, alerter by the shouts of their comrades.
The Dean lowers his head
You do finally get up.
Weak-kneed and smelling of burnt meat.


Brand on him!
"You are under arrest!"

Roll #0 3 = 3

Aleister [Mage] 326912

I wobble as best as I can to the rest of the group.

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326913

"Whats happening? Why are you…"
I then look at Alestier and rush to him.

"Hey are you okay?" I held him up.


Slap him.
"All yours, inquisitor. I have a stallion to attend to now."
4th eye. Where is the closest doctor I can find?

Roll #0 1 = 1

Aleister [Mage] 326917


Cirrus [Battlemage] 326919

"I suggest we knock him out, just to be sure."

Sylt [Omniseer] 326920

"Yeah, you do that."

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326923

"Are you alright, I was punched by a hoof one moment then you guys are after the dean and… you're a mess. We need a doctor." I looked at him, concerned

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326925

"Well, can you verify this is actually him this time? Or would you rather check for more traps?"


"I'd rather check on Aleister…"

SbS, if I can again, on the dean to verify his identity.

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5

Aleister [Mage] 326928

"I…No. We need to catch him. I'm fine. I…I'm not useless."

Roll to see if I can keep myself up


Roll #1 5 = 5

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326929


"Good skies, what happened to you?"

DM 326934

Why don't you be his doctor tonight?
Probably? Maybe?

The guards the him up
"We'll take him in for interrogation. You might want to check out his office. There was some interesting stuff there."

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326935

"I'll just bet there was. Get some of the other staff members up there to dispell any more enchantments he has in place."

Aleister [Mage] 326936

I snap at him. "Why don't you go check the office instead of asking stupid questions"


I eye the guards carefully.
"I'll come with you. Just to be certain."

Roll #0 5 = 5

DM 326940

"Agreed. Follow me please."
The other guards haul the dean off.

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326947

Follow the guards

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326948

"You're not useless, just hold still." Held Alesteir in place.

I then look at the guards and tap one of them in the flank.
"What happened here? The dean was attacked by assassins but I was knocked out for a moment."


Move in close to him.
"H-hey…" Tentatively close a hoof to his face.
I need a clear answer Master. Is he the one?

Roll #0 8 + 2 = 10

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326954

Wait, support Alestier in order for him to walk up and follow the guards.

Sylt [Omniseer] 326955

"It's fine, White. I'll stay with him. You can help the other guards."
Give her a kind smile.

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326956

Stop for a moment and let Sylt do his work.

DM 326957

"The dean put up an illusion. We thought you were assassins."
They lead you to the office
"A quick search revealed some documents linking him to the Cult, and the summoning of the beast illusion. We should notify Captain Nightstrider."
Yes. That is the real Dean. He will be taken to the dungeon for interrogation.

Aleister [Mage] 326958

I slowly walk out there with Whiteshields help.

"Yeah not useless….I can't even walk properly."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326962

I meant follow the guards dragging off the Dean, sorry.

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326965

"Because I want to make sure we're all at our best. You're free to leave at anytime if you want."

"Perhaps. Is the Captain still with the Princess?"


Good. I can relax then.
Oh, and, master… Yeah, I think I should look for a doctor.Tell me where to find one. Or place one around the corner, like you did with the colt, can you?

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326971

"What? Is he an Illusionist of sort? Why is he being arrested?" my eyes widen.

I then look sideways, slightly flustered not able to make up something to make him feel better.

DM 326977

"The others secured that stuff though, so we can review it at the HQ."
You have reached the Guard HQ, and the Captain is waiting
"The Dean? What is this about?"
"Most likely. He will probably want to keep a close watch on her with all this cult crap going on."
There is that nice doctor at the guard HQ.
"We have evidence linking him to the Nightmare Cult."

Sylt [Omniseer] 326982

"He is conspiring with the cultists."
Sigh and turn to Aleister.
"We should get you patched up…"

Cirrus [Battlemage] 326984

"Did any of the documents shed any new light on the cult's motives or other members of note? They've been annoyingly zealous and not very forthcoming so far."

Aleister [Mage] 326986

"Yeah. I guess so…." I keep looking down.

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 326997

"I don't have time for you, captain. Where is the Dean?"

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 326998

"Ah… is he? I see now." I then look at the dean.

"What does this mean? The cults are already inside the Canterlot? How?"

DM 327000

"Some. For one, their plan seems to be reaching an end point. A calender had tomorrow marked as Dying Light, and the day after as Nightmare Night.
Oddly, all the days after that were blanked out.
Aside from that, we found some research that sheds light on the nature of the cult's rituals and weapons."
"Taken to holding downstairs. Care to explain?"

Sylt [Omniseer] 327001

"They are everywhere, White. In so many more places than I can think of…"
Softly tug at him.
"C'mon. Let's get you walking again."
Offer him a shoulder to lean against and move for the guard HQ.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327004

"Accused of treason, corruption and heresy. We've secured evidence, so look there for your answers. I need to speak with the Dean first."
Go downstairs

Aleister [Mage] 327007

I just go with Sylt without saying a word. And Whiteshield if she's following.

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 327013


Cirrus [Battlemage] 327018

"They certainly sound certain of their victory. We should probably make sure the Princess is under heavy guard for the next two days. Check her personal guard too."

DM 327033

He has his own cell
"Let me out of here and I will consider letting you still have a job in this empire as something other than a toilet cleaner. This is an outrage!"
"We will send message to captains Radiance and Nightstrider to ensure the princess' safety."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327036

So… We back to the doc?

DM 327038

And back you are
"Gracious! Didn't you just leave?"

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327039

"Shut up. Your words hold no authority over me. What is your game, Dean Daydream?"

Cirrus [Battlemage] 327042

"Good. I only wish we had more time to root out the rest of the traitors. There have to be more we're not seeing…"

Sylt [Omniseer] 327044

"Hunting heretics is hard work…" Motion her over to Aleister.

DM 327055

"The realization of destiny."
"Most likely. But I think we all need some rest by now."
"Oh dear… where is the damage?"

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327060

I give him a look
"Does destiny include heresy, corruption and lies?"

Cirrus [Battlemage] 327062

"We can't afford it. We have a day, maybe less before they act."

DM 327068

"It involves allowing a long suffering god to finally realize her true power. To realize her dreams.
And you are all to late to stop it by keeping me here. My work has been done ages ago."
"Still. We cannot have you collapsing out there. Sleep for an hour or two at least, now, in daytime when it is safe."

Aleister [Mage] 327070

"….everywhere doctor. Just fix up what you can."

DM 327074

"…everywhere? You mean… Oh you poor thing. Again?"

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327076

"A suffering God? This Nightmare is nothing more than a sad heap of frustration? Tell me more about your work. About what you have done."


Stand to his side and try to comfort him as the doc works.
"How did it happen?"

Roll #0 4 = 4

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 327084

"Hey, relax. At least you're alive." I smile at him.

Aleister [Mage] 327085

"I don't know….I don't know anything anymore."


"Hey, hey. Look at me."
Take his head in my hooves, try to be delicate.
"You are a great mage. And you are gonna pull through this, you hear me?"
Lock eyes with him.

Roll #0 6 = 6

DM 327095

"I suppose there is no harm in letting you know your end.
We have toiled for years to allow the Nightmare to realize itself in full. Some months ago we finally found the key we needed. An ancient Altar of Tirek, hidden by an equally old illusion shroud. From the altar, we took a piece of the Effigy Heart. It would act as the key. The key to the birth and release of Nightmare Moon."
"Well… you'll survive. But in the name of all that is good get some rest.
…and… I'm very sorry about… any children you may have wanted."

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 327099

"Like she says, you're a good mage dude. You've just roughed up a bit like I was back then."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327100

Turn to the medic, with a wince on my face.
"There is really… Nothing you can do?"

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327101

"Where is this altar located? What is this Heart exactly? Where and when will the Nightmare be born? Who is in charge of this entire operation?"

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 327103

I look at the medic.
"Wha.. what?"

Aleister [Mage] 327105

"…Thanks doctor."

"That's kind of you to say Sylt. But…I just want to be alone for a while."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327107

"Oh… O-okay…"
Slowly back away.

DM 327110

"…I only know some vague theory on the subject. I can't guarantee results. Or comfort."
"The Altar of Midnight Peak. North of here. And if you want to know about the Heart of Darkness, go read a book for once in your life."
"His um… testes are quite frankly beyond my abilities I'm afraid.
Magical damage is not my best field."


"Tell me anyway."

Hey Master, what's this about ball regeneration magic? I know I heard something about it…

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327121

"I want to hear it from your filthy heretic mouth. That is all. Now tell me before things get very unpleasant for you."

WhiteShield(Female Uni Crusader) 327123

"Oh… Thats, too bad.." I looked away.

DM 327125

There are some notes on it in the medical academy, under the research recovered from the old Northlands empire. Check for a Dr. Glowing Embers, and his Regeneration Spell.
"I could hold you an entire lecture if you want, Inquisitor. It is obvious you've long since forgotten your young years at school.
In short, the Effigy Heart is a channel to remnants of the Power of Darkness. Luckily, the one we found was in good shape."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327134

I'm no cleric…
Turn to the medic.
"Where is the medical academy?"

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327137

"A device of corruption then. Hm. Where is it now? and answer my earlier damn questions." >>327101

DM 327141

"Canterlot Medical Academy is near the Mage Academy, in a side building. Hard to miss with all the clerical symbols and the smell of herbs."
"Where? Why exactly where it needs to be. Indeed it has been there for quite a while. It is where Nightmare Moon will be born. In Canterlot Castle."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327143

"Who is in charge of all this? What is the name of the leader of your little cult?"

Sylt [Omniseer] 327144

"If I bring a tome to you about… Well… That kind of magic, could you make it work?"

DM 327151

"We have no leader. We have only the Nightmare."
"…depends? I'm not exactly the type who can just cast things I read."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327154

"Urgh… I will take it here anyway. Maybe in two we can do this."

Nananananananana! Nana!

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327156

Shake my head at him
"I will be back. Smart of you to cooperate."
Let's get back to the captain

DM 327160

Or you know, take him to the academy full of clerics?
"Well? What news?"

Aleister [Mage] 327164

I look around to see if anyone is left in the room.
Is Whiteshield and the doc still here?

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327165

"Whatever suspicions we had are confirmed. He is guilty. Furthermore, we may have a situation at hoof in Canterlot Castle. You know of the Effigy Heart? What it is? The story behind it?"

Sylt [Omniseer] 327166

Oh right, other npc's do exist!
"I might have a solution for you. But we have to walk over to the cleric academy."

DM 327168

Unless you want to go along to the Medical Academy.
"Effigy Heart? Ma'am I'm a soldier not a scholar. But I can have someone run a check on it."

Aleister [Mage] 327174

"For what? Unless it's a time spell that will return me back to 2 days ago, I'm not sure if there's anything you can do to help."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327179

"I would rather do it myself. The Effigy Heart is a corrupted item, to be handled with care. Unfortunately I do not know where exactly it is planted. I have… a suspicion though."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327182

"Hey you want those foalmakers back or not?"
Give him a half lid stare.
"I know I do."
And then a smirk.

DM 327183

"Well the library is probably the best place for info."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327192

"Captain, there is a potentially dangerous item planted somewhere in the same place the princesses reside, I don't know about you, but for me that warrants haste to find and dispose it."

DM 327198

"And we have no idea what, exactly, it is. So until someone does a background check, we are looking for a thing we don't even know anything about."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327207

I sigh in frustration
"Where the hell is that damn omniseer… Fine. I will visit the library to find out more about this thing."
'1d10' to recall what I already know about this thing
'r2 1d10' to head over to the library and search more info

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 10 = 10

Aleister [Mage] 327208

I look at Sylt and a very small smile comes on my face.

"Well…" I touch her face with one hoof. "if you really think it will help…I'll come."

I get off the bed.

DM 327211

it is part of an unholy altar, and conducts dark magic
[Legends of Darkness: Tirek the Corrupter]

Sylt [Omniseer] 327213

Brush against him once he crawls down.
Then, with a silly smile, walk towards the cleric academy.

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327216

Right start reading. I need to know what it looks like and how to identify it. And it's exact mechanics.

Aleister [Mage] 327228

I walk with Sylt to the cleric academy.

DM 327241

You arrive there shortly. One of the door guards greets you.
"Casualties form the night raid?"
[-Heart Effigies are common on Altars of Tirek. They are representation of the Heart of Darkness, and channel the remnants of the Power of Darkness through them. The Power of Darkness causes rapid, violent mutations, extreme mood shifts and with long exposure even complete loss of mind-]

Sylt [Omniseer] 327246

"Magic miscast. Somewhere… Sensitive."
Motion over to Aleister and hope the guard catches my drift.

Aleister [Mage] 327249

spaghetti roll

Roll #1 5 = 5

DM 327252

"Eurgh… lets leave the details to the doctors.
Right this way."
He leads you inside
"Sorry for the mess. We're treating a lot of emergency patients after the night raid and beast."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327253

… this is bad. Just as I feared…

Aleister [Mage] 327255

I put on my pokerface, really wishing we could just be inside already.


Just nod and follow.
"I can imagine…"
Find a not-busy doctor.

Roll #0 6 = 6

Aleister [Mage] 327259

I go inside fast.

DM 327264

One of the doctors puts down his research
"More? How many damn casualties are there? Well, what is the problem? You look fine on the surface."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327269

Just give Aleister a reassuring nod and stand back, letting him speak.

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327272

Keep reading too

DM 327276

[-Gazing into or touching the heart can cause permanent, if subtle, mutation. Exact effects are unpredictable. The potency of the changes increases with exposure.-]

Aleister [Mage] 327280

I smile awkwardly at the doctor.

"Doctor, I've… been very badly wounded and we were hoping you could help me out. I've lost one of my…organs."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327282

He said it was only a fragment of the heart though… Any illustrations of what it looks like?

DM 327293

"Mhm. Magical, elemental or physical damage? How much of the organ remains? Is it a major organ? Which organ?"
There is a drawing of a large gem heart

Sylt [Omniseer] 327301

"Magical. Almost nothing. We have heard of some regenerative theraphy by a certain Doctor Embers from the North able to fix this."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327304

Does it mention how to dispose of it? How to safely hoofle it?

Aleister [Mage] 327308



DM 327309

"Embers? The Regeneration spell? Well well, you seem to be well read! Few even know about obscure magic like that. Please, come to my office. I have a copy of Embers' research."
He seems rather happy.
[-Avoid contact at all costs. Do not attempt to destroy the altars. Just leave them be.-]

Aleister [Mage] 327315

I follow the doctor, somewhat hopeful.

Sylt [Omniseer] 327318

Oh god thanks.
Oh master, thanks.
Let's follow him.
"Just… I'm a bit of an archeologist. Got to know bits and oddities…"

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327320

"Looks like the Dean and I will be going on a field trip…"
No way to destroy the heart at all either?

DM 327340

"Hm. His research is sadly often disregarded due to his age when he made it. The Regeneration Spell alone has always fascinated me."
"And here we go. [Regenerative Magic - By: Glowing Embers]. So, what shall I try it on?
Heh, off topic, but story tells the first ever successful trial was done on the genitals of a king."
[-Attempts at breaking altars have resulted in demonic incursion-]

Sylt [Omniseer] 327347

Okay, try not to blush.
"Eh.. Eheh…"
Look away and let Aleister speak.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327349

Right. Close the book and bag it.
Let's get back to the captain.
"Bad news."

Aleister [Mage] 327351

Spaghetti roll


Roll #1 1 = 1

DM 327352

"Lets not beat around the proverbial bush here Inquisitor."

Aleister [Mage] 327354

"Well uh…" I freeze up.

Aleister [Mage] 327356

Enormous drops of sweat form on my forehead.

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327358

"This Heart thing is worse than I imagined. Highly corruptible. Although I do have a plan to get rid of it. The problem remains that we have to find it first."
Show him the illustration I found

DM 327372

"…what the?"
"is this usual for him?"
"What? Did they bring the whole damn heart here? Didn't you say something about a shard, or did I just mishear something?"

Aleister [Mage] 327381

I manage to speak. "just….fix….like that king."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327383

"Yes, just a shard. But that does not make it any less dangerous."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327386

Just look away.
"No it's just… Yeah. Like the king."

DM 327398

"Bah. You two are like damn kids. Now spread a little so I can see what I'm working with here. And I'll just up and say it, this WILL hurt. And probably kickstart any reproductive urges if the notes of Embers are anything to go by. So don't be surprised."
"Right. So we aren't at least looking for a big heart gem then."

Roll #1 10 + 1 = 11

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327403

"How many men can you send out to search the castle? I will be bringing the Dean along."

DM 327420

The sensation is unlike what you really expected it to be.
A nauseating pain, mixed with a strange itch and vaguely nostalgic growing paint.
You feel deeply uncomfortable, ill and find it hard to stay still as the magic prods at your sack, re-knitting the damaged glands.
Finally, in a shocking pulse of sensation, the process is complete, leaving you functional, able and most certainly willing.
"Well, that went well. Better than last time for sure."
"The castle? I'll need to contact Captain Radiance about that. He and Nightstrider agreed to lock off the royal areas to ensure security."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327425

"Go. Do it. We've lost enough time already."
Is there an interrogator around? Maybe the Dean knows where the shard was planted…


Well, I guess I should not stare.
Can I at least not be too obvious?

Roll #0 2 = 2

Aleister [Mage] 327429

I open my eyes and look at myself.

"Oh Thank Celestia.."

I hug the doctor tightly.

"Thanks Doc. Thank you so much."

DM 327434

At this distance?
The captain nods, and heads to the castle.
Grindstone is still at the HQ if you want her.
"…please. I'm just doing my job.
Now please excuse me, I have more patients to deal with."

Aleister [Mage] 327441

I turn around and hug Sylt tightly, far too drunk on happiness to have even noticed her staring.

"Thanks Sylt, thank you so much."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327442

Go find her.
"Interrogator. My name is Dewdrop. Holy Inquisitor. I need information from one of the prisoners."


Well better close my mouth at least.
"Uh- It's… Alright, it's nothing, really!"

Roll #0 4 = 4

Sylt [Omniseer] 327447

Oh fuck it's the 7th minute!
Look at the noodles!
Blush furiously and awkwardly hug back.

DM 327450

"Inquisitor? I've worked with the order before. Who is my victim for the day?"

Aleister [Mage] 327458

Hug even more tightly.

"Sylt, you've done so much for me. I don't know how I can ever repay you."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327472

"The Dean of Illusions, Daydream. Heretic and traitor. He has hidden an item in the royal palace and I need to know where. I will ask first. If does not wish to cooperate again, you can do your thing."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327473

Relax in his embrace and try to ignore the thing poking at me.
"You are my friend. The only one who believed me since the start. There is nothing I'd not do for you."
Then, slowly, let go of him.

Roll #1 6 = 6

DM 327479

"Daydream? Hm. I remember him. We had a lovely chat once. He baked some pastries. A pleasant stallion overall.
It will be a joy to break him."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327488

I cock an eyebrow
"You derive pleasure from hurting ponies? Joy even?"

DM 327492

"I have my reasons. They are long, convoluted and sad, and none of your business."


"We should… Yeah, we should go find the others, okay?"

4th eye.

Roll #0 4 + 2 = 6

DM 327499

She and Grindstone are about to go torture the Dean

Aleister [Mage] 327500

How okay am I with that?


Roll #1 8 = 8

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327501

I frown and hold out a wing to stop her
"That sounds exactly like what a follower of Tirek would say."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327507

Hey you could stop me at any time, you know.
Fuck that. More torture. Damnit no.
Drop on them. If Aleister has nothing against it.

Aleister [Mage] 327508

My smile fades a little. "Yes…sure.".

Sylt [Omniseer] 327511

"Hey, what's wrong?"
Tiptoe around a bit.
"Did you have any other idea?"

DM 327513

"Changing topics like that sounds like something a Discordian agent would say. There are over seven hundred major nerve ends in a wing, Inquisitor. I've verified that myself. And let me assure you, I would not have any moral problem with demonstrating them to you. Now, I believe we have a prisoner to interrogate."

Aleister [Mage] 327527

"I was hoping we could go have a drink someplace. Just forget for a minute about all the horrible things that happened to us today. Just for a little while."

DM 327529



Aleister [Mage] 327531

>Skill points


Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327532

I grab hold of her throat and lift her in the air
"One of my jobs is to seek out heretics. Has been for the last twenty years. Threaten me like that again and I will arrest you for heresy."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327533

Stare at him blankly.
If I do nothing and go with him, a pony will be tortured.
But on the other hood, that's a pony that tried to kill us all.
Maybe, just maybe, I should not care and enjoy the evening…

Roll #1 7 = 7

Sylt [Omniseer] 327536

Melt my blank stare into a smile.
"I'd very much like so…"

DM 327545

"And mine is to see to it that no secret is left hidden in the hearts of ponies. Let me down."

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327557

Drop her
"You will answer yourself. Enjoying grief and pain is something I cannot tolerate."

DM 327561

"And yet you are an Inquisitor. Must be terribly ironic."

Aleister [Mage] 327563

Stand next to Sylt and smile at her.
"I promise this will be the greatest evening of your life."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327569

Giggle a bit, then move to his side, sticking close to him.
"Where will this mighty stallion take me, uh?"

Aleister [Mage] 327574

That's a good question. Do I know a good place?


Roll #1 6 = 6

Dewdrop [Inquisitor] 327578

"I persecute the guilty and wicked, but derive no joy or pleasure in doing so. No, it only makes me sad to have to resort to such methods."
I prod her chest accusingly
"You on the other hoof, clearly enjoy it. That is sickening. Depraved. You do this, all of this, for yourself. I sacrificed a lot of myself in my life, but I did it for ponykind."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327580

It's the capital, the night after an attack. I bet every inn is open celebrating the victory. Finding a decent one should not be a problem.
I'll just follow.

Aleister [Mage] 327586

Why yes I do remember seeing an inn on the way here.

I lead Sylt to a decent on the way. I go sit with her at a table, a bit away from the other customers.

Aleister [Mage] 327590

"What do you want to drink? I'll get it."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327592

"The stronger, the better."

Aleister [Mage] 327595


I come back with two glasses of that strong Mage Wine. I give one glass to Sylt. "As I recall, you really liked this one."


"Oh. The mage wine. Eheh, seems like ages ago we had some of this."
Raise my glass to him before gulping it down in one shot.
Rolling for HAMMERED!

Roll #0 8 = 8

Aleister [Mage] 327606

"Yeah, almost another life."
I raise my glass too and gulp it down.
Rolling for DRUNK


Roll #1 6 = 6

Aleister [Mage] 327611

"But we're both still here. And I've got you to thank for that."


Wave a hoof at him.
"Don't be silly. We'd be nowhere near all these dangers if it wasn't for me.
It's my fault you got hurt in the first place…"

Roll #0 6 = 6

Aleister [Mage] 327634

"Don't say that Sylt. You figured out where the Dean was, you were right about the cultists. With you here, I'm sure we can get through anything."

Take another sip.


Roll #1 8 = 8


One more glass of super strong mage wine that's been known for putting kings and assassins out cold in one sip, it totally can't hurt.
"Let's forget about it, okay? About this whole thing. I'm just glad you are still alive.
Very, very glad~"

Roll #0 3 = 3

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sylt [Omniseer] 327645

Ops I suddenly can't into standing up.

Aleister [Mage] 327662

"Yeah, let's forget about all that."

I take another good gulp for courage.
Roll for DRUNK

"Right now, it's just you and me."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Sylt [Omniseer] 327663

Give him a goofy smile and lean forward across the table.
"And wh- wha- what are we gonna do?"
Giggle a bit.

Aleister [Mage] 327678

That one didn't work quite well. Another one for courage. Roll for DRUNK '1d10'

Lean forward over the table, smiling too. My face close to her face.

"Well I can think of a few things.."

Roll #1 7 = 7

Sylt [Omniseer] 327682

Well I'm kinda drunk. Horsebrain, what do you say?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sylt [Omniseer] 327686

I'll just wait here, looking at Aleister with the same goofy smile slowly regressing, as my eyes fall onto his.
"Mh… Like?"

Aleister [Mage] 327699

I wait a second, just staring into each others eyes, then I go in for a kiss.


Widen my eyes.
How good a kisser is he?

Roll #0 4 = 4

Aleister [Mage] 327720

For that matter, how good of kisser is she?


Roll #1 6 = 6


Slowly move away.
Look at him a moment.
"This your idea, uh?"
Giggle again. Then, kiss him back.

Roll #0 3 = 3

Aleister [Mage] 327737

What is that last roll for?

Sylt [Omniseer] 327741

The kiss. Usually, we roll for affective gestures. As in, kisses, hugs, stuff like that.
Confirmed lovers get a +2 to their rolls with each other.

Aleister [Mage] 327744

Allright so I now have to treat this as a 3/10 kiss?

Sylt [Omniseer] 327748

Yeah. But we are kinda drunk, no?
I sure am.

Aleister [Mage] 327756

Yeah, combined with Aleister still being horny from the spell, there's really no way this can fail on his side, except if the world ends abruptly and DM isn't here, so that's out.

I keep staring into her eyes.

"Maybe we should go somewhere more private."

Sylt [Omniseer] 327764

Understanding only half of what he says, I just nod.
"You… Got a place?"
Try to stand up.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Aleister [Mage] 327801

I help Sylt stand up.

Rolling for where to go.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sylt [Omniseer] 327808

Giggle a bit and lean against him.
"Where are we goooing?~"

Aleister [Mage] 327842

"I know just the place."

Lead Sylt outside, we go outside to a nearby park. I leah her through some bushes and trees until we come to small clearing. There's a small perfectly pool in the middle of the clearing with some small rocks next to it, reflecting the moon and the starry night sky perfectly. I lay my silk blanket down and I both sit down upon it.

"I came here once a long time ago, when I was still a filly. They call it The Sisters Mirror. Because it always reflects the sky perfectly."

1 was the shady inn room option

Sylt [Omniseer] 327861


"Mh…" Look at the water, slowly dip a hoof in it.
"It's cold…"
Snuggle closer to him.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Aleister [Mage] 327897

How did I ever get into this what the hell am I doing

"It's pretty warm here"

I hug Sylt.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sylt [Omniseer] 327899

And then black.

Aleister [Mage] 327901

Yeah maybe best.

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