>>459406(Last post) >>459406(Last post) Stars shined through the clear midnight sky. Above the darkened trees three princesses cut through the night air sailing silently over the treetops. Twilight was still racking her head with the revelations she had been given. The ancient carvings Celestia revealed to her the true identity of the Changeling queen. “But that was over a thousand years ago, could it have really been the same queen?” She thought silently as they soared over the Everfree Forest.
Twilight could see that they were coming up on a forest lake and a clearing. “Up ahead, we are nearly there.” Celestia called to Twilight. Rising up and then descending into the forest below the three princesses disappeared into the trees. (Continued)
The villagers were safely returned after the group of friends lead them out of the forest. The mayor of Hooves Run thanked the adventurers on behalf of the townsfolk and the innkeeper’s wife offered you all free room and board for life to which her husband reluctantly agreed. The Mayor agreed to lock the changelings you captured up and try them by the laws of the town.The group slept in the inn the rest of the night and woke up the next day refreshed and ready to continue on their journey.
Entire Team >Find the out what happened to Hoove's Run villagers(COMPLETE) >Escort the villagers out of the forest(Timeskip) Cinnamon Blossom >get team and two fillies to Fillydelphia safety Lilly >Find the old statue
>>496203 She gets up with a long yawn, hooves outstretched. She rubs the sleep from her eyes, then looks to the little alicorn fillies, just to make sure they're safe, and not a dream. "Morning," she says to everybody.
>>496206 They are both sleeping on the same bed. The white one yawns and opens her eyes slowly when the sun hits her eyes. >>496217 >>496219 >>496216 >>496223 "Breakfast!" You hear the Donkey inkeeper call up. Before long you are encountered with a generous helping of pancakes made with care by the innkeeper's wife.
>>496232 Lilly gently pat the sleeping filly's head, and warmly smiles.
"Good morning, little Celestia. It is time to for you and your sister to get up and get ready. We leave, as soon as possible." She says, kindly, as she moves her hoof over to Luna, lightly nudging the blue filly.
>>496242 "Alright, come on Luna…" "mmmmm too sleepy…." "Come onnnnn…." She pushes Luna a few times before she slowly climbs out of bed. Soon they are both standing before you. "Where are we going now? Celestia asks >>496237 >>496239 >>496246 >>496249 >>496251 The innkeeper's wife smiles "Don't mention it! After saving our hides not once but twice, I can't thank you enough!" You all eat breakfast and get ready for the journey ahead.
"When my master parted, he appeared to me in a vision. He told me something about a most ancient statue of a great pony, somewhere within the forest. He said that if we pay our respects, she might offer help. I think that should be our next destination."
>>496297 "We have whatever is on us at the moment. Potions, bandages, weapons and arms. Simple survival gear, but it may not be enough for the long journey ahead of us. I will let you decide among yourselves if we are prepared or not, but I would suggest stocking up on supplies.
Better safe than sorry, after all."
>>496296 She cocks an eyebrow at the innkeeper "Why is that?"
>>496308 She closes her eyes, and nods, musing to herself. "Ah yes… Nothing we can't handle. Besides, we have an important task ahead of us. We cannot stop at nothing, or give pause, whatever the dangers maybe."
>>496310 >>496311 Lilly nods at the cowpony and cleric. "Yes. And I shall wait for you, by the gate, near the forest. Celestia, Luna, if you will follow me. Sir Vigilance, shall you check around town for supplies, or shall you leave that to Miss Cinnamon, here, and accompany me and the sisters?"
>>496310 >>496312 You head out the door and across the street to the dive you guys met each other at. you follow >>496316 >>496323 You gather the necessary supplies.
The party is now travelling back into the Everfree forest. You have been walking for about a few hours before you get to the road split that goes in three directions. One leads to the old castle in the distance. The other leads to a large gorge with running water. The middle path leads into thicker forest.
>>496388 "TIa we gotta help her!" >>496389 > no Roll >>496390 You grab her hoof and it slips away. >>496392 Or actually it goes to check your things as you hang off the side. Celestia flutters over to you and begins trying to pull you up with all her little might. (roll to pull yourself up)
>>496408 She smiles bright as the day at you. "Good…..I don't want anyone to get hurt." >>496410 >>496411 Giving up on crossing the Gorge you decide to go deeper into the forest. It's now nearly as dark as night under the thick canopy of trees. As you venture deeper into the forest, the sounds change from soothing birdsongs and cricket chirps to howls and cackles from unknown creatures lurking in the darkness.
>>496421 >>496423 >>496434 You can't see anything in the darkness. >>496426 You activate your hornlight spell and illuminate the nearby area. Several small creatures scurry away from the bright light. You can still hear all kinda of crazy howls and whoops in the bushes. You can see trees in all directions. Somewhat of a long distance away is what you think is a clearing. >>496426 You dissapear into the trees. [roll perception].
>>496443 Your people never have gone this deep into the everfree forest. The sounds of creatures you can't identify, and you certainly can't see them. This place is unnerving to you. Roll again >>496448 The clearing is a long walk away. Double Action can hear(and smell) what seems like a particularly nasty creature lurking behind the big tree in his path. >>496449 >>496451 >>496453 >>496457 The clearing will take 5 turns of running to reach you can reckon. Before you make it past the nearest tree however. >>496449 >>496453 Vigil and Emmy roll a dodge.
>>496459 Double Action takes a defensive stance as he rears up and his front legs, and his weapons clang to his magnetized horseshoes.
"Everyone get down!"
He fires off all 12 shots paying close attention to the surrounding trees and figuring out just how to ricochet them in the exact right way to hit his target.
[1d10+2] Barrage Knockout (using to hit enemy behind cover) >Barrage: Ranged, Recharge 5; Hits all enemies within range, even if they are behind cover or not directly in your view. Benefits from Trick Ammo. >Trickshot Knockout: On hit, the enemy is unable to counterattack next turn, and is considered helpless, but does not lose a wound. He instantly and automatically gets up on the turn after that.
>>496461 >>496462 You both dodge a swipe from what looks like a giant Timberwolf. You remember these things from your training, but not ones this big! >>496463 You can hear armored individuals approaching. Someone has been tracking the group. >>496474 You take the wolf completely by surprise as it pops out and blast it into bits. The timberwolf falls to the ground in pieces and the forest has gone insane as you can hear animals scurrying a in all directions some towards you. (Double Action roll to dodge)
>>496486 You remain concealed creeping along toward the clearing. >>496488 You can see the sticks begins to come back together, you have failed to disperse them. It will reform in one turn. >>496489 Another smaller wolf has latched on to your leg. -3 hits. (3/6) >>496494 You manage to hit nothing and fail like a mad mare.
>>496504 The fiery bird flies into being. You can hear Phillomena chirping happily in her nest in the birdcage you got for her as she hears the cry of the spirit Phoenix. >>496505 The spell fails to empower you boots enough to keep the powerful Timberwolf reforming. It rears up to take a chomp out of you. >>496507 >>496507 But Emmy manages to completely slice the giant beasts to bits. It immediately begins to reform. >>496506 One shot misses slightly but the other one hits causing the timberwolf. to let go. It's still growling next to you. That awful stench.
>>496519 You manage to eradicate the remains of the giant that attacked Vigiliance and Emmy. >>496520 You manage to slice the wolf once. >>496521 It falls into twigs and kindling. You can see three more running toward you and the group. >>496519 You are nearing the edge of the forest. Suddenly you feel like you are not alone. Roll Stealth again >>496509 >sorry Cinnamon scatters the remains of the smaller wolf in her flailing.
>>496526 He sees the new wolves approaching and aims his weapons at the two not being targeted by the Emmy or Bigil. He fires four shots >Custom Job: Passive, your weapon, regardless of type, also counts as Ranged, and your basic attacks benefit from Trick Ammo >Trickshot Split: Hits 2 targets at once >targetting 2 wolves not targeted by other people
>>496526 I sling my hoof boots at any standing timberwolves. >Trick Ammo Instant Automatic, recharge 1; Adds an additional effect to a skill that can benefit from it (Marksman Shot, Custom Job, Repeating Fire or Barrage). This effect can be any of the following ,but they all share the same recharge. Split: Hits 2 targets at once >Custom Job: Passive, your weapon, regardless of type, also counts as Ranged, and your basic attacks benefit from Trick Ammo [1d10]
>>496531 Another one goes down. The one Double Action took down is beginning to reform. >>496533 >attacking what, the trees? One timberwolf is hit twice by your blades. It growls at you and Cinnamon angrily. >>496531 >>496538 >>496539 >>496539 Vigilance slices a wolf attacking him out of the darkness out of the air, Cinnamon eliminates the one growling at her and Emmy by pummeling it to smithereens, and Double Action misses his first shot but manages to send the other two Timberwolves to the ground. "Where'd Lilly go?!" Celestia cries from behind a nearby rock. >>496529 You make it into the clearing and suddenly the ground beneath you gives out. You are falling into a pit roll to catch.
>>496550 She is hovering behind the rock near Emmy with Celestia. >>496551 You hoist Celestia on to your back. "We gotta go get her!" Luna says flying near Double Action and Vigilance. >>496554 >>496553 >>496552 You begins heading toward the clearing. >>496543 You catch the edge with one hoof as the fake ground of the pit trap falls into darkness below you. You look up and can hear leathery wings flapping and the clanking of armor. Something lands nearby. "What do we have here……..that was pretty careless falling for the old pit trap. Not that I expected any less from one of your kind hehehehe." The voice is familiar to you sounding arrogant and reptilian. >Pausing
"Was it that same dragon as before? The one that ki-" "Through to this clearing." Celestia interrupted. "Oh…right.." Twilight followed through to the clearing behind Celestia and Luna.