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Monster Hunter Quest #1: Pilot (Thread 2) Sion 393490[Last 50 Posts]

Some of you awake in your rooms in the Inn.
Some had a good sleep. Others not so much. Even more others are still sleeping off their hangover in their beds.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393493

What's a hangover?
Time to do my morning pushups!
And one I'm done, Squeeze Molly tight.
Protective Bubble myself.

Roll #1 7, 4, 8, 3, 6, 8, 8, 7, 9, 1 = 61 / Roll #2 3 = 3

Snacks(DD hunter) 393495

Open my eyes.
Do I get a hangover.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393496

What a terrible nightmare! Bah!
Leave my room and head downstairs to see what's what.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393498

With that, try to see if I can find a place to wash and clean myself. With soap if available.

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393499

I didn't drink much of anything, so let's go see who is downstairs.

Sion 393502

That's a good workout. You overdid it a bit though. You drop down at the last one and are too tired to do your bubble. You're not helpless.

DD can hold his liquor.
There are a few bathrooms at the end of the hallway. With one bar of soap each.

Both of you go downstairs.
You can see Red is already up and fresh. Giving an apple pie to Lord Silverhaze.
"Good morning, did you sleep well?" She says with a smile.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393503

Go and clean myself, dry then head downstairs.

Sion 393504

Welcome downstairs.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393505

Look around, who's downstairs and also order some food.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393506

Oh well. Put up my armor and go downstairs.
Time for some breakfast!

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393507

I throw my hooves in the air
"I had awful dreams! And.. I'm hungry…"

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393509

A lord deserves a decent introduction, but he's eating, so I'll settle for standing at attention briefly, then proceed to see what they have to eat.

"How early do you have to wake up to make all this food?"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393510

"Good morning." I approach them and sit next to both of them.

I smile at Amber.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393513

"Hey Snacks! Did you sleep well?"

Sion 393514

Lord Silverhaze invites all of you to sit with him.
All of you get some fresh apple pie for breakfast.

"No need for formality, mister. Please just call me Regal. What's your name?" says Lord Silverhaze.
Red turns to you. "Very early. Comes with the job."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393518

Dig in!
"Po-"chomp down"-or Soil, Regal!"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Snacks(DD hunter) 393519

"Snacks did, somewhat. How about crystal pony?"

Do just that and take a bite on some of those apple pies

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393522

Hell yes! Breakfast of champions!

Dig in!

"It was pretty awful… Bad dreams and stuff!"

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393525

"My name is Queren Pico, sir!"
Give a salute.
"I was raised in a military family, so I can only be so formal to a Lord or anyone of rank, sir."

Being half-cat, is there milk to go with the apple pie?

Snacks(DD hunter) 393527

"Was it? Tell Snacks about it." I then take a bite of the pie.

Sion 393530

He smiles.
"I have immense respect for the military, Mister Pico. They are all that stands between us and full chaos these days." He gives you a salute.

That's some good apple pie. You feel better already.

Regal coughs "Now I believe yesterday that I told all of you, I had a propostion for you.
Tell me, how would you feel about manticore hunting?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393531

"Manticore? Easy as pie!"
Talking about pie, keep eating!

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393535

I shudder
"I'd rather not…"

I slam my hoof on the table
"We'll take it! Just point us in the right direction!"

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393538

"I might have interjected and asked some questions, but with fellows like these, I'll stick to just asking where it seems to live and if there is anything of note out there."

Sion 393539

If you want to ask questions, just do.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393540

Look up from my pie, rather confused.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393544

"I see, Snacks have a dream… too." I then look away.

"Manticore, nasty beast Snacks heard."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393548

"Bad dreams too?"

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393550

"If you have the time to answer, why this particular mark? I'd assume you have some soldiers, so how dangerous do you presume this beast to be? And I'd like to know about the layout of the area you'll be sending us to. Combat preparation changes drastically from fighting in a plain to fighting in a ruined city."

Sion 393554

He grins. "Good to hear it."

"Terrible creatures. And with the forest as dangerous as it is today, it won't be easy even finding it."

"I suppose I can tell all of you. Recently I've gathered a group of mages to find a way to clear the mines and make them safe again.
We are working on a particular device, I'm afraid I can't tell you much more about it now. But the device requires a magical essence straight from nature or at least that's what those mages told me". He chuckles.
"They say the blood of a manticore would suffice. And I don't want to send some of the guards, otherwise the town might be left unprotected."

Snacks(DD hunter) 393557

"Manticore's are swift and large, and they have poison too. Snacks have gone to a hunting trip once though the party in where Snacks is in didnt find one."
I then glance at him for a moment.
"What happened? Why do you want us hunt Manticore?"

I look down(hiding blushand focus on eating on my pie.
"Snacks… errr… not bad, but Snacks dont want to share details of dream."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393558

"Oh… okay!"
I get back to eating, happily unaware.

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393564

"Hiring us does make sense, then. You don't want to lose the town while trying to gain back the mines. If you have any specifics about the manticore's location, that would be appreciated."

"Also, you said you needed the blood of one, do we need to take it alive?"

Be back in a bit.

Sion 393569

"All of you seem like good hunters. And more importantly willing to risk your lives for cash."
You're all seated at the same table, so you've heard the blood thing as well.

He hands all of you a vial.
"Just gather some of the blood in here. There are supposed to be a few manticores deep in the forest to the south, not too far from the Old Fort. I can't tell you more than that about it's location.
Did Harv tell you about the Old Fort by the way?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393570

"Oh, the zombie place?"
Fiddle with the vial a bit.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393572

"Ah mage stuff. Is Firethorn involved in that blood thingy?"

Sion 393583

"Yes, it's an old place that. It was a ruin already when my ancestors came here and founded Silverhaze Falls. Nopony knows what happened to it. Some folks believe there's a curse upon it and that there's a Witch who lives close to there."
He chuckles.
"While I've seen the zombies once myself, I do think that Witch part is just superstition."

"She's in charge of the project as a matter of fact."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393588

"Somepony has to make zombies, no?"

Stand up.
"Where to for the manticores?"
Play idly with the vial some more.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393590

"Well if there is a witch, we'll just take her down!"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393599

"Thats good to hear." Then take a bite of apple pie.

I then frown a bit.
"What happened in the ruin of the dog fort? Can you tell Snack its story?"

I give her a worried expression for a moment before taking a drink of water.

Sion 393600

"Excellent. I'll leave it to you then. Should you wish to talk to me, just inform my son Swift. He'll get you to me."
He gets up and leaves.

>Explore town a bit?

>Go questing immediately?

Sion 393602

"I'm sure Harv can tell you the story better then I do." He says before he leaves.

Harv is around if you want to ask him.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393604

Thinking about it, I should get this bear head carved.
Explore town.
How was that guy they pointed me to yesterday called?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393605

"Yeah tell us, mister Harv!"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393606

I nod to him.
Ask around who is this Harv guy.

Sion 393609

Bedrock and he was in charge of a supply store.
As you walk through the dirt, you see a shabby shop with a big sign "Suplies and other stuff"
There hang a few hides drying in front of it. This must be it.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393611

I'm such a clever pony!
Walk in and look around for the owner.
Is he here?

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393616

I'll stick around with the other two and follow them about town. Let's look around and see what we'll have to work with after our initial supplies are exhausted.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393618

Sion 393619

Harv, innkeeper and father of Red comes around and sits down.
"Well, we don't know all the details about that fort. It already existed and was a ruin filled with those Diamond Dogs before the first Silverhazes came here. According to the legend, the first place they found gems was near there. Makes sense that Diamond Dogs would have a fort near gems doesn't it?"

You see a brown earth pony with a few battle scars and a half-open eye. He's hanging what seems to be hay in some sort of animal skin on a rope.
He turns to you. "EH…customers. Welcome, welcome. You want to have a taste of my new hay sausages? Half price only today!"

Sion 393621

So with who are you? in the inn or outside with soil?

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393623

"So… how old is it? Nopony ever investigated them more closely?"

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393625

Outside with Soil. I have what information I could get from the Lord, and I should know where I am operating from and what I have to work with.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393626

Drop the bear head on his desk.
"I need this carved."

Snacks(DD hunter) 393629

"Gems, too bad that the place cant be mined now." I frown.

"Snacks would love too if we got time."

Sion 393632

As a soldier, you have everything in your inventory, you may buy some new weapons at the supply shop if you so desire. We leave as soon as everyone is ready.


"Well, most ponies avoid the fort around here. You see, when the first Silverhazes got wanted to explore the fort and claim it for themselves, it was said they were approached by a mysterious mare with great power, who told them to leave the fort alone or they'd incur her wrath.
It's not known what exactly occured but the Silverhazes decided not to go further into the fort and moved here and started the mine here. Most ponies avoid it now and the few who do go there don't come back."

He looks at it closely.
"Reaaally. That's a big one. What do you want to carve out of it?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393634

"A mug."

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393640

"What types of weapons do you stock?" I ask rather cheerily.

I'm ready whenever.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393642

"But the gems." I frown.

"A mysteroious mare? Hey! Snacks may have seen that mare when we are getting out of that place."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393645

"I bet there's all sorts of neat stuff in there too…"

Sion 393650

He grins, you see a few missing teeth and he stinks of ale.
"A man of my heart. Allright let me get in there."
He picks up a knife and slices the top of the head open. With one expert swipe, he takes out the brains. He takes a moment to admire it, as blood drops on his hooves.
"Beauty, ain't it? These beast always got such tiny brains. I wonder how they even manage to breath."

He waves at the weapon section, too occupied with those brains.
You see all sorts of weapons. Not excellent quality but it will do if you want something else.

"That's something. I tell you, watch out for her. I'm sure she is what's been sending all those beasts crazy. If only we knew why."

"Nopony has been in there for decades. There could be all sorts of things in there. Probably filled with gems and gold, if you can get past those zombies."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393657

"I think they use the lungs to breath, not the brain…"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393658

I scrunch.
"They are too dangerous…"
I perk up .
I run off without saying another word, towards the temple again. I need to speak to that mare.

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 393661

Alright, noted. I'll see how my new comrades fight and think about my futures after that.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393664

"Hmmm…. I wonder why she is there in the first place.:" I slump in the table.

"Beast? What sort of beast is going crazy around these parts?" I look at Harvs eyes.

Sion 393666

He laughs.
He starts taking all sorts of shit out there, giggling while he does it.
"Do you want it to be like a skull mug or do you want to see the bear?"


You are at the church. You see Shimmering Light healing a pony, that guard you saved last night. And another mare you haven't seen before.

Harv looks at you confused.
"Mister Snacks, surely you've noticed all these wolves and bears being unusually agressive?"


Hey, I can chime in and heal too!
"Hey again!"

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393668

"Oh I wanna see the face of this thing! Skulls are boring!"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393672

I frown.
"Ah yes."
"Has anyone tried to… you know search for this mysterious mare?"

Sion 393673

You help in.
Shimmering Light looks at you gratefully.
The guard pony takes your hoof and says. "Miss, I haven't been able to thank you for what you did. If there's anything I could do, do not hesitate to ask."

"Right. I can this thing fixed up by tonight. It will be a beauty let me tell you." He licks some of the blood of his hooves.
"Come back then and I'll have it for ya."

"I've tried a lot of times myself when the beasts were less agressive. But no luck."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393675

I giggle
"Hey, it's my job! I didn't wanna give up on you so I didn't."
I look at Shimmering
"Can I ask you something? "

Snacks(DD hunter) 393676

I then take a bite of pie
"Want me to help you to try and catch her?" I look at him.

Sion 393677

She nods.
"Of course. But please let me first introduce my assistant, Sparkling Silverhaze."
The other young mare smiles and offers her hoof.

"That would be quite a hunt, but I'm not a hunter and with the forest so dangerous these days, I don't dare to risk it."
He glances over to Red for a second.
"If you could find her, I'd love to hear about it."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393679

I look over to this mare, then grin and shake her hoof
"Hello! 'Silverhaze' huh?"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393680

"Snacks might, if she is disturbing the forest and is connected to the dog fort then she might have answer. Unless she is a ghost." I grin.

Stand up and stretch for a moment.
"Say do the town have a local that can make traps? Snacks might need a few if we are going to hunt manticores… and her if possible."

Sion 393681

"That's right. My father is Regal. I help out here whenever I can."

"Just go to Bedrock at the local supply store. He'll get you anything you need for that." And he can help with those hides as well.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393682

At some point I'll come wandering down the stairs.
"What is that delightful smell? I do hope I haven't missed breakfast…"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393684


"Ooooh, so you're like really important!"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393685

"Thanks." I smiled.then head to Bedrocks store.

"Harv pointed Snacks here," I then look at what his store look like.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393687

Smile big and wide.
"Thanks a lot pal! Oh, and I am going to hunt manticores.
What's some good part you can fix my armor up with?"

Sion 393689

Here you go for a pie.
To spare time, Snacks tells you off-screen about the quest to hunt a manticore for Regal, before he leaves.

She smiles.
"Not really, my dad is the one who is in Silverhaze. But I try to help whenever I can, Sivlerhaze was founded by our ancestors and we are responsible for it. Swift knows that too, that's why he's a guard."

It's a dump, full of animal parts, weapons, sacks of food. Smells like animal parts in here too. You see Soil is here together with a brown earth pony with a few scars and a half-open eye, who you assume is Bedrock.
He is poking his knife in a giant bear head in glee. He turns to you "And what can ah help you with today?"

He points you to an assortment of iron and leather armors. You also see a few shields, not as big as yours but made of iron. These things won't give you any more hitpoints.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393691

Shake my head slowly.
"No, I meant, what's a good trophy from the Manticore I can strap on my armor?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393692

How young is she anyway?
"So you're a healer too, huh? Maybe you know then! Manticore poison, how dangerous is it?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393693

Time to go crossbow shopping. and trail after the guy getting the hide treated.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393695

I look around.
"Nice place."
I then look at him.
"Snacks need traps to capture large beast. Harv directed Snacks here because you know how to handle one they said."

"Hey." I greeted poor soil

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393698

"Hey friend. I've found a place for the myg finally!"

Sion 393704

He keeps poking that head and getting splashes of brain and squishy stuff all over the ground.
"Mane very beautiful, you can get a nice mane around your neck to wear. Looks stylish. Stinger can be used to draw poison from if you like that. Blood is also very powerful, if you're a magic user."

About your age, maybe a little older.
"It can be dangerous, the poison of a manticore immediately spreads through the stung area, it hurts a lot. If you get too many of them, you'll die quickly. It doesn't last very long though, the Manticore usually simply tries to overwhelm his prey rather then just sting it and wait until it dies."

You're at the shop with Snacks and Soil, there are a few wooden crossbows on the wall.

Bedrock stops poking in the head and takes a bear trap from behind the counter. He only has one though. "Need to make some more of this."

>Bear Trap.

>Allows you a single use of Trap.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393705

"Bah. Magic."
Scowl a bit.
"I could use the mane though! And thanks for the mug!"

Wait for Snacks to be done.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393706

"Snacks will find this useful." I smile with glee.

"Myg?" I raised eyebrow.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393707

"Mmmm… can it be fixed by a normal cure spell? Or even make somepony immune with a inure spell?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393710

They all the same quality?
Also, on overhearing the bit about the poison and blood, I'll look into getting a few bottles as well. Two or three, at least.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393711

mug*, my finger slipped.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393715

"Mug? Whats exciting with the mug?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393718

"Well I got that bear head! Imagine drinking from that!"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393720

"And what of the eye holes?

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393722

"Bedrock said he'd do something."

Snacks(DD hunter) 393724

I look at it.
"Ooooohhhh… nice." I stare at it in fascination.

I then look at Bedrock.
"He made the mug?" I grin.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393725

"It's still a fair bit larger than you are. You could probably wear the thing as a helmet."
I'll shake my head.
"But, it's your head."

Sion 393726

He hands you the trap, for some money.
He notices the bear hide you're carrying with you. "Ya want that fixed as well?"

"A normal healing spell will solve your problems. The Manticore relies on its strenght more then it does on its poison.'

They are mostly of the same quality yes. Not too shabby, but they work. There are some bottles as well. "Don't put a fairy in them. That would be mean." Bedrock says as he hands them to you.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393727

"Nah. I like drinking more than helmets!"
The mug is not done yet, it's just an excavated head for now.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393730

"Fairies? In bottles? How droll. It's not like they're used to recover life energy."
On his pointing out of the hide, I'll pipe in.
"I'll go halfsies on it with you if I can get a bit of it as trim for my cloak, or if there's enough for a whole cloak left over."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393731

I look around
"Anything you ponies need help with? Anything at all? I'd love to help the church!"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393736

I sate at in fascination.

"That will be great. What can Bedrock make out of it?"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393738


Sion 393739

Shimmering Light smiles at you.
"Don't worry, Amber. We've got everything under control here for now. But there are still many dangers lurking out there in the forest and beyond. The Alicorn Sisters and The Crystal Princess bless anything you do to help ponies in need."

He looks it over '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393740

"You too!"
And off I go, back to rejoin the party.

Sion 393741

"That's a big one. Enough for 2 cloaks here. I'll get on it after this mug. Come back tonight."

Sion 393745

Allright, we ready to leave?

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393746


Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393748

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393751

Soon as that cloak's ready.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393753

"Ohhh.. Snacks will take it. Perhaps Snacks will make the other one a gift."

I then whisper to Bedrock.
"Can I request to make the other cloak the right size for a pony?

Sion 393755

It will be ready when you get back. And that's soon, tanning normally takes a couple of days.

You know normally that other one was for Warren, but I'll make 3 out of them, since this could be very fun indeed.
"Sure, whatever you say. Big pony, small pony?"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393757

"Small pony, well not that small. Just make it right." I smile at Bedrock.
Hue hue

Sion 393758

"You're the guy with the money."


You travel through the forest and come near the Old Fort again, in daylight and from afar it looks deserted though the mines are awfully dark and menacing. The Manticores should be to the North of here further in the forest.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393759

"So, who's assuming the leadership position for this little safari?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393761

I gulp and hurry along
"Stupid zombies…"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393763

Keep an eye out for this place.
And bubble myself.
Pick my nose and give a blank stare.

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

Snacks(DD hunter) 393766

Look around while walking forward. Make sure nothing creep near us(supreme surv. etc).

":Lets be careful."

Sion 393768


The North is unfortunately right behind the Old Fort.
You'll have to decide.

>Go around the Old Fort, which is a barren wasteland full of crevices spouting green smoke, you'll have to be careful to avoid them.

>Go through it, it looks deserted from here, but is it?

Sion 393769

No bubble and no enemies in sight.
Nothing in sight for now.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393772

"We should get a move on."
Pick up my shield and approach the Fort.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393774

Perhaps go to the old fort, thats my vote.

Follow him looking around as usual.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393776

"Hehe… uh… should we really do this? Shouldn't we go around?"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393777

"Why? Looks safe to Snacks." I raise my eyebrow

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393781

"Around… In the smoke?"
Raise a brow.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393782

"Well, I could carry you over, perhaps."
I'll flap my wings a bit.
"Or perhaps Snacks could dig us under."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393784

"We can avoid them! And I can heal anypony who gets harmed!"

Snacks(DD hunter) 393786

"Snacks could dig under if the group wanted too."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393787

"What a great idea!"

It's filled with DD tunnels underground.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393789

"But there might be smoke under there! Or zombies!"
I shudder at the thought

Snacks(DD hunter) 393795

Scratch my head.
"Uhhh…. fly over then?"

Sion 393796

If no concensus can be reached we shall vote.



Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393799

I sigh
"Fine… we can go through…"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393800


Snacks(DD hunter) 393803

I then follow Poor Soil as he makes way inside the fort.

Sion 393807


Roll a 1d10 and decide your fate.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393809


Roll #1 4 = 4

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393810


Roll #1 7 = 7



Roll #1 3 = 3



Roll #1 9 = 9

Sion 393819

23/40 To pass 16/40

No troubles here. The fort seems deserted, though you dare not get too close to the etraces of the mines.
You see some entrances to ruined towers and a crumbling statue in the middle.
You could also move through into the northern forest again.


I have no business with no statue.
Keep going north.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393821

Let's just… move on…
Yeah… not disturb a thing…

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393823

I'll just walk along. Maybe fly over to take a gander at the statue for a second, but then rejoin the party once they reach the northern end.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393824

Can I make out of what the statue looks like while following Amber.

Sion 393828

You're moving on. The forest is nearby.

The statue seems to depict small creatures, DDs. They bow, some even seem to be begging before a larger creature. Though it's head is crumbled off, you can clearly see wings and a massive body in comparison to the Diamond Dogs.
There are some inscriptions underneath it but you're too far too make it out.


Time to bubble before the forest?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Snacks(DD hunter) 393835

Curiosity got me perhaps.
Walk slowly and try to read it from a distance.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393837

Well, let's fly a bit closer. Still a few feet above the ground, and in a position to flee in case something pops out.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393842

I just stick close to Soil

Sion 393849

You're a very bubbly pony.

Noted. He suddenly has a bubble around him.

Both of you are at the edge of the forest, the others are still in the ruins.
You can't really make it out.

Those are some old DD inscriptions, but you can make out some parts out from here.
It says something about a Master and eternal service to him….there is one part you can't see very well. Roll if you want to decipher it.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393852


Roll #1 10 = 10

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393855

"We should wait…"
Sit down and stare at those ruins in the distance.


"Manticores… C'm here sweet things…"
Spot check.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Sion 393861

[The Undying Master of the Depths, Chosen of Grogar. Eternal service to him alone.]

You're in luck. You find some pieces of red hair on a bush. A manticore must have come near here recently.


Would you look at that.
See if those lead anywhere.
"Go call the others, there is something."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393869

Well, I'll fly back over to the others.
"See you in a bit, Snacks."

Snacks(DD hunter) 393870

"Master of the depths…. Grogar.." I frown.

I then follow Poor soils.

"Hey wait for Snacks." Follow them
"What did you ponies see?:"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393871

I point at the bushes
"Manticore hair!"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393873

"So we're on the right track, then. Excellent."
I'll land and prep my crossbow. No sense going in half-cocked, as it were.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393878

"Good job you all." I smile.
I pick it up and smell it. Taking note of the smell I then follow the tracks to wherever it leads being careful to see whats ahead first.

Sion 393879

You see a clear trail heading further into the woods. Manticores are large and not very sutle creatures.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393882

"Poor Soil found it!"


"This way."
Nod towards the trail
Follow that!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393886

And I'll follow behind Soil.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393888

Follow Soil.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393893

Follow him, muttering a quick prayer to the Savior

Sion 393896


All of you follow the trail deeper into the forest.
The forest gets darker and denser. You occasionally see movement in the bushes only to have a small critter scrurry away.
The uncomfortable feeling that you're being watched falls over all of you again, though you don't see anything nearby.

The trail ends at a river. Tracks suggest the Manticore stopped here. It might have swam over it, you don't see anything to suggest it went into the bushes nearby.


I scrunch
"… Maybe it flew off?"

Roll #1 5 = 5


Look up.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393903

I'll fly over to the other side of the river. Do I see any tracks? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Snacks(DD hunter) 393905

Look around, perhaps I might spot its tracks again.

Sion 393908

Both of you look around, but there's no giant manticore in the trees waiting to ambush you.

You don't.

But Snacks honed senses see cracks in the bushes the other side. It must have gone over the river.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393909

Well, I guess that's that. I'll wait for the others to cross, or yell at me to come back over. Any nice flowers this side of the bank? '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


I'll just try to doggy paddle over the river then.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Snacks(DD hunter) 393917

"The trail continues on the other side," I call to the others.

Help Amber swim(using supreme survivor.).
"Crystal Pony must not rush, what happens if you got carried away?" I assist her along the way


Fork the river.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393921

"The current isn't that strong! … But thanks."

Sion 393928

There are some nice flowers, red, green, blue.

You feel something trying to grab you but evade it.

That goes very well. Until you suddenly feel something squishy grab your leg and pull you down. Underwater you look down in surprise to see a…

Giant Squid.

Soil 10/5
Snacks 5/5
Warren 5/5



Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393932

Oh dear.
"Amber! She's gone down!"
And I'll fly over about where she was pulled under, worrying because I can't do jack shit until anything breaks the surface.


I would scream, but I'm underwater.
Instead start trashing wildly, trying to break free from its grip

Roll #1 2 = 2

Snacks(DD hunter) 393938

"No! Amber!"
Swim downward and try to free Amber using my sword.

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

Sion 393954

It's a smaller specimen, but still quite large.
You immediately dive underneath, unfortunately this is his terrain and one of his tentacles wrap around you squeezing your bubble until it breaks.

The squid is stronger then you wraps tighter. You can't hold out much longer.

In a daring move, you swim down and hack off the tentacle grasping Amber. The beast swims down in pain. But you know it will return soon.

Warren 5/5


so that 2 was a critfail, right?
Swim back up!

Roll #1 5 - 1 = 4


Wait. So the thing Critted against me and also took 5 hits and 1 wound away?
Fuck. Swim up!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Snacks(DD hunter) 393960

Lets make this romantic.
Seeing her struggling, I grab her by the waist while staring her in the eye. I then swim to the surface with her in tow.

Sion 393961

No I forgot about that again 10/6 it is. Your bubble kept you safe

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393962

Oh, this is going to wreak havoc on my crossbow, but I've no choice. Diving in to help Amber out. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Snacks(DD hunter) 393972

Lets see if this makes me husbando type
>inb4 a 1

Roll #1 10 = 10

Sion 393976

You swim up but are grabbed again. It pulls you down hard.

You are up on the surface, but not out of danger.

You are underwater, seeing Amber getting dragged away

With fire in your eyes, you slash the tentacle grabbing Amber again and she is released. Still underwater though.

Soil 10/6 SURFACE




Roll #1 4 - 1 = 3


Time to position myself just over its ugly head…

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Snacks(DD hunter) 393982

Damnit,,,, give air to this poor crystal pony by passing it through her mouth. Then help her swim to the surface.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393983

I really don't know if it's a good idea doing this underwater, but… Ice bolts. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Sion 393987

I don't know how you manage to slam a WOODEN shield into an underwater target this hard, but you do. BAM it sink to the bottom of the river. Dead.

Not really, the Ice encapsulates one of your hooves and makes it harder for you to move.
(DC+1 to get above)

You desperately try to get back up.
But your movement grows slower, your thoughts slow. And the final thing you see before closing your eyes is the light above, so close yet so far….
Amber is unconcious and has 1 wound left.

You quickly grasp Amber, give her some air and bring her topside. You carry her to the banks, but she doesn't move.

Warren and Soil are still underwater.


Help Amber up, out of the water!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 393989

Hmm. Well, let's… try to get out. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393990

Or I could read the whole thing. Use that to get back out of the river.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393992

"No…. Wake up crystal pony!"
Shake Amber.

Sion 393993

Both of you are out of the river, catching your breath.

Roll for that pls.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393994

Give air to her mouth.
>pls rng

Roll #1 9 = 9

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 393995

Roll over the grass and drop my shield.
That was quite something. Catch my breath.

"Everyone… Still… Alive?"

Sion 393996

Your attempt succeeds.

Amber starts coughing and spits out some water. She opens her eyes again.
Amber is up again, still has 1 wound though.

Snacks(DD hunter) 393998

I let out a breath of relief and hug her to warm Amber up.

"She's alive." I smiled at Poor soil

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 393999

I yelp and scurry away

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 394000

"Calm… Down… You almost drowned."
Roll back and stare at the sky.

Oh damnit. Molly must be all wet…

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 394001

Great. Shake off a bit.
And unstring the crossbow so it can dry out a little.
"Welcome back to the land of the living, Amber."
I'll wave my frozen hoof, then stamp it a few times to try and knock the ice off. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Snacks(DD hunter) 394002

I released her and back away.
"Wha what?" my eyes widen in shock.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 394003

I gulp and curl up
"T-That was… That… horrible…"
Try not to start crying '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Snacks(DD hunter) 394004

Put a paw on her shoulder.
"You almost drowned." I frowned.

I look around.
"We must find an alternate route, or Warren can carry us over one by one."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 394005

I'll share a look with Snacks, then walk over to Amber.
"Come on now, it could have been much worse. Snacks here saved you from a fate quite similar to death."
Comforting wing pats on the back. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sion 394006

Psst you're on the other side. I'm not that mean.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 394007

Looks like I do tear up

"N-No kidding… thanks…"
I try to heal myself

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 394009

"Next time, let's just swim away, uh?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 394010

"I-It grabbed me!"

Snacks(DD hunter) 394011

I look around.
"Ack, perhaps I am getting lost." I grin.

I smile at her.

"She was captured by the squid, it was too fast."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 394012

"I saw. Good thing you made it out alive. You are stong."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 394013

"Well, it is a squid."
I'll look at the water for a moment.
"A pity it's down there. You never know who'd pay for squid bits."
I'll wander over to the flower bushes, and pick a few nice ones.
"Here we go, this should brighten the day. A small badge of survival."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 394014

"We should bring it to surface and cut it open.
There might be ink."

Sion 394015

You heal a single wound. 5/2


Also, Protective Bubble Amber.

Roll #1 4 = 4


I scrunch as I accept the bouquet

Let's keep going then

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Sion 394018

No can do capt'n.

Sion 394019

Another wound healed.
You're getting pretty tired though.
With all you've been through, you need a moment to catch your breath.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 394020

"You're quite welcome."
And then I'll be ready to follow any trails there might be.


Urgh. Am I already on recharge 4 or can I retry?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 394023

Bah. I'll rest for a moment then.
Flop down onto the ground.

Sion 394025

Because it's a crit I'll allow it, but seriously if you're going to spam it like this, you better pray you don't hit a >1.

You see those cracked bushes nearby, the Manticore probably flew over and went further.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 394026

Not like I'm gonna spam it in combat!

"Are we ready to kill a manticore now?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 394027

"Say, it looks like our next path lies that way. Do we want to dry out first, or let the path get cold?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 394030

"As soon as amber can move we should go.
Or move back entirely today."

Snacks(DD hunter) 394031

Sit next to her and rest.

"I am, but crystal pony is tired."


Am I ready to move already?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 394033

I stand up
"I'll be fine…"

Snacks(DD hunter) 394034

Help her get up.
"Just tell Snacks if you need help Amber, Snacks is here to… uhhmmm.. " Smile.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 394035

"Get those bruised looked at."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 394036

"Well, then, it seems we'll press on."
I'll nod slightly.
"But do take care of yourself, Amber. You could heal while we travel, if you don't mind Snacks, Soil, or perhaps myself to carry you."

Sion 394037

The hunt will continue….tomorrow.


Sion 398192

Amber has rested a bit and feels ready to move.
Time to pick up the trail of the Manticore.
Also through Magics beyond comprehension, Leon is now here and has been here the entire hunt.

Amber 398196

Shouldn't we wait on Fidget or Sylt?

Sion 398197

Who wants to wait?

Snacks(DD Ranger) 398199

I can go or wait, you guys decide

Sion 398201

Then we wait, I guess.

Amber 398207

I think Fidget and Sylt will be back in an hour or so

Sion 399082

Let's try this again.

Amber has rested a bit and feels ready to move.
Time to pick up the trail of the Manticore, you can see it's trail leading through the bushes. The forest grows darker as you follow the trail through a low, narrow canyon.
The cliff walls rise up on both sides of the group. These cliffs could be climbable for emergencies, but you don't really have any idea what sort of horrors could be lurking in the main forest above.
You see about 4 cave entrances into the cliff walls, some skulls and bones of different animals lie in front of some, the Manticore could have gone in any of these, the muddy ground and multitude of tracks here makes it hard to distinguish which one.

Also through Magics beyond comprehension, Leon is now here and has been here the entire hunt, you do not remember anything different.

Sister Althea [Humen Cleric] 399103

I tap my chin with a hoof

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399104


Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399105

"Okay, what if we just shout at the entrance of each cave and wait for the thing to show up?"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399107

Well, I'll fly up, and take a look in the leftmost one. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sion 399127

You fly up to one of higher cave entrances only to be greeted by a swarm of bats flying in your face.
You fall down again, without having really seen what was in there.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399130

Walk over there and shout into the cave.
'1d10' for strength.
"Hey! Come here big cat thing!"

Roll #1 2 = 2

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399131

I gasp and run up to him
"Are you okay!?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399132

Try to look around and track down the manticore. Can I see any of it s tracks?


Roll #1 8 = 8

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399133

Well. At least the bats are out of it. Fly back up and get a better look. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399138

"Perfectly fine! Just a little thrown off."

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399142

check out the cave '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sion 399155

It's a soup of different tracks, you see one pair of tracks possibly related to the manticore in the uppermost cave.

It's too dark to really see in there from the outside.

You set a foot into the cave and see the Manticore deep within, oh gosh it's sleeping!!! It must be your lucky d-

The echo of your shout amplifies your weak shout and creates a lot of noise.

The Manticore has woken up.

Status of animals in other caves.

Roll #1 3, 2, 5 = 10

Sion 399158

Oh boy, they've ALL woken up.
Have fun boys.
You are fighting a manticore, more beasts incoming soon.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399161

Manticore? Fun!
Slam into that shit!

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399163

I look at Poor Soil

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399164

Shrug as I fight.
"We gotta find the manticore somehow! See how fast this worked?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399165

Charge up my hammer!
"Savior help me!"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399166

Oh. Oh no.
Freeze bolt '1d10'
And then skedaddle!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399169

I Attack the beast with my staff "Go back to sleep." '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399173

I then shrug and attack one of the monsters.'

"Yes I will." I smiled with glee.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399174


Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

Sion 399202

With a shout you charge and slam into the Manticore, who's just looking to see what's making so much noise he can't sleep.


You cast your spell and suddenly feel very cold. When you blink you're on the ground again and shards of broken ice lay all around you.

You give him a good poke with your stick. Doesn't seem like he wants to sleep though.

You charge at the manticore and deal a wound to his leg.

The Manticore raors and unleashes a fiery breath from his mouth
Roll to dodge. You may roll to attack as well but failure will result in a higher penalty.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399204

Dodge! Or, you know, hide behind my fuckhuge shield.

Roll #1 3 = 3


Dodging? No! Strike while the hammer is charged! I can take the risk!

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399208

Oh. And there's fire.
Yay. '1d10' to flop away from it without getting up.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399210

Attack the manticore again, I believe in my skills.

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399223

'1d10' dodge roll

Roll #1 9 = 9

Sion 399233

It's a fuckhuge shield allright.
But it's also made of wood. And that's fire.
You panic and hurt your hoofs badly as you try to push it out.

You charge recklessly and catch the full blast. Soils earlier shield protects you somewhat before it pops and leaves you exposed. You fall on the ground badly burned.

Miraculously, the fire breath doesn't hit you. Maybe the Manticore didn't see you.

The fire in your eyes is unmistakable as you charge. The fire out of the Manticores mouth however is even worse.

You nimbly dodge the fire

Health stuff.
Snacks 3/5
Soil 4/5
Warren 0/4 HELPLESS
Leon 5/5
Amber 0/4 BURNED (DC+1 to get up)

Out of one of the caves a bear comes out looking for whoever disturbed it's rest. It looks angrily at Soil.

You are fighting a Manticore and a bear.

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399237

Oh bother. Up. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


>Soil 4/5
The numbers you are thinking of are 9/6!
Help Warren up!

Roll #1 2 = 2


Uh… Savior? A-A little help please…
Get up!

Roll #1 5 - 1 = 4

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399246

"Nature is angry at us, we should turn away while we can." attempt trip the bear. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399256

"Hot! Hot!" Roll around and kill the fire.

"No Crystal pone." I look at her in fright and help her get up.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399261

"Sure, as soon as we get the blood of this thing!"

Sion 399275

Not really it's 7/5 because 3 hits and I erroneously doubled when I shouldn't have since you dodged.
And now it's 3/5, because the Manticore attacked you while you were distracted.

Still down bro.

The fire dies down and you try to help Amber up but the Manticore attacks you while your back is turned and you hit the ground

The only thing that answers you is the shouts of the fight and the roaring of animals.

You tripped the bear, he's on the ground.

Health Stuff
Soil 3/5
Amber 0/3 BURNED (DC+1 to get up)
Snacks 0/4 HELPLESS
Warren 0/3 HELPLESS
Leon 5/5

A few wolves come out of another cave, seeing easy prey.

You are fighting one Manticore, one helpless bear and 2 wolves.

The final animal out of the 4th cave will arrive in '1d4+2' turns.

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399280

"You just had to shout, didn't you, Soil?"
Up. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399281

Stand up.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399282

I sigh and change to life elemental form spring time spirits,let me help these fools


Come on Amber… get your flank off of the ground!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399286

"Hey, I asked!"
But it's still 6 wounds total!
Help Amber up already.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sion 399302


You try, but this fire hurt you bad. You see the wolves coming for you.


I'll give you that one. Oops and now it's gone.
But Soil bravely denies the wolves their prey Amber, blocking them with his shield. They get through however and bite your legs taking you down.

Health Stuff
Amber 0/2 BURNED (DC+1 to get up)
Snacks 5/4
Warren 5/3
Leon 5/5

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399308

Rush over to Amber and help her up. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399309

Okay time to get up and give the wolves their due.



Roll #1 8 = 8

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399311

Attack the wolves and prevent them from hurting Amber


Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399313


Roll #1 7 = 7

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399324

Chanel my healing to amber.
and try to move her away '1d10' "You can't win like that, need to flow with nature, not against."

Roll #1 4 = 4

Sion 399343

You rush over and don't notice the bear that got up by now next to you.
He scratches you with his claw.


You attack them standing in front of Amber. They are vicious though and they manage to bite you.

You've healed Amber for one wound.
The wolves turn to you and both bite you.

Health Stuff
Soil 10/5
Amber 5/3
Snacks 4/4
Warren 4/3
Leon 3/5

The Manticore roars again and unleashes it's Icy breath.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399347

Not this time.
Slam onto her!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399350

Keep healing amber.
Fend off wolves '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1


I raise a hoof triumphantly
"Gotcha! Thanks mister!"

Oh no he doesn't! Charge in and beat beat him on the head with my hammer!

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399354

Ice? Oh come on.
Out of the way '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399357

Attack the wolf again, put it down this time.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Sion 399381

You get behing your shield and run right into the Ice. Tiny iceblocks form on your coat.

Healed Amber for another wound.
Too busy fending off the wolves you don't notice the wave of ice coming at you from the Manticore. You are down.

You try to fly away but get hit by the ice and fall down.

This charge goes better. You dodge the Ice breath and hit the Manticore on the head.

With a roar you charge at the wolves killing them both in a flurry of swipes. When you're done there are only pieces of what was once wolves left on the floor.

Health Stuff
Soil 8/5 ICEBURN (Critfail+1; 1 turn)
Amber 5/3
Snacks 4/4
Warren 0/2 ICEBURN
Leon 0/4 ICEBURN

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399384

Ergh. '1d10' up up up.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Sion 399386

Amber 5/4

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399388

Attack the manticore and put it down.

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4


"Mister Leon!"
Heal him!

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399392

No matter.
Keep rushing! Slam!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399399

heal warren this turn.
'1d10' get up

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sion 399418

Up again.

The manticore fights back and hurts you with it's claws.

You slam into the Manticore but it seems to hurt him little. His tail twists and you're stung, dealing one wound.

You heal him to full hits and heal one wound

He's healed a wound
You get up with Ambers energy boost and look happily at her, when you see her smile fade and hear a growl behind you.
You turn around to see another Manticore came out of the 4th cave. Before you can do anything it smashes you down with it's claws and stings you.

Soil 7/5
Amber 5/4
Snacks 2/4
Warren 5/3

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399419

Help Leon up. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Sion 399420

Soil 8/4


"That hurt, you meanie!"
Leon is in a bad shape.
But Amber is more important.
Bubble Amber.

Roll #1 7 = 7


Heal Leon again!

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399427

"I've offended nature.. I deserve this.." channel a wound of healing to warren, last turn of life elemental.
'1d10' to get away from the manicore

Roll #1 5 = 5

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399429

Attack the manticore again.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sion 399442

You run forward but the new Manticore holds him too tightly. You get mauled by its claws.

You've healed him for 2 wounds. The Manticore has him firmly in his grasp though.


He's healed a wound.

Your waraxe swings and hits the already wounded Manticore hard.

The first Manticore roars and tries to fly up. '1d10+2'
The second one still holds Leon down.

Soil 8/5
Amber 5/4
Snacks 2/4
Warren 3/3

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Sion 399443

Warren 3/4

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399446

Well, foo on him. Ice bolts to the face. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


Charge and strike the manticore holding Leon!
"Let him go you big pussycat!"

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399449

Suppress the manticore, keep the pressure on it.

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9


Slam into the one holding Leon, try to free him.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399454

'1d10' one more attempt to save myself

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sion 399462

You charge an impressive iceblast and literally encase the Manticore in Ice. He falls down from the sky, crashing and breaking the ice. The Manticore is dead. Taking blood is a DC8 during battle.

The 4 of you charge the Manticore overwhelming him and pushing him back.
He roars and unleashes his fiery breath.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399467

Roll out

Roll #1 7 = 7

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399468

Fly up and away from the fire. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


Not again! Dodge!

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2


Protect my- Wait. The shield is made of wood.
If I slam into the manticore with a flaming shield…

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399478

Surely I have not been spared the teeth to meet a firey death. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sion 399488

You're out.

You're in the air.

You're lucky that shield of Soil held the worst back.

Soil charges right in the middle of the fire blast with his wooden shield in a true act of courage. Or is it plain foolishness?
The already damaged shield cracks and breaks in the fire blast and Soil gets the full blast of the fire in his face.
You are down and severely hurt.
Your shield is ashes.

Not death. But you definately get scorched.

Soil 0/3 BURNED (DC+1 to get up)
Amber 5/4
Snacks 2/4
Warren 3/3
Leon 4/4

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399489

Now that I'm in the air, it's time to put this crossbow to use. Twang. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


Get the fuck up!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399491

Attack the manticore again. Put it down now.


Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6


help defend the others, use my staff.

Roll #1 3 = 3


Heal Soil!

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

Sion 399502

That crossbow works like a charm. You hit it.

You are up, those burns didn't hurt you too bad.

You grapple him. He's to big to take down like this but you hurt him and you know it.

How can you defend others when yuo can't defend yourself against nature's wrath?

You healed a wound.

Soil 9/4
Amber 5/4
Snacks 2/4
Warren 3/3
Leon 1/4

The Manticore tries to fly up '1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399505

Well, I try to shoot him down. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2


"My shield!"
Damn him! I will crush skulls if I have to!
But for now, take out my great weapon.
I don't see how I can get to the manticore though.
Bubble Amber again.

Roll #1 8 = 8


use TK to pull the Manticore down "We must get away from here, this is winnable, unjust."

Roll #1 7 = 7


Now… Heal Warren!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399514

"Oh no you dont! " put the manticore down.


Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Sion 399516

This one is fast. He's on top of you before you know it and hits you down to the ground.

She's bubbled.

As if to emphasize your point the Manticore swoops down and stings you with his tail.

Before you heal him the Manticore hits you as well.

Eh how? Supress doesn't work like that.

Soil 9/4
Amber 2/4
Snacks 2/4
Warren 0/2 HELPLESS


Help warren up!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sion 399519

And rolling for what the Manticore does next

Roll #1 1 = 1

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399520

And then I'll ice bolt this manticore. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


Heal Leon next!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5


"Please, friends just leave, its not worth it.." struggling to my feet

Roll #1 2 = 2

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399533

I take out my crossbow and shoot it.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399535

"Don't be silly! We got it now!"

Sion 399538

He's up.

You try but this Manticore is too agile and dodges your icebolts. He swoops around and hits you with his claws

You're standing close to Warren and get hit as well.

You fall back on the ground. This is too much!

You hit him.

The Manticore gains some height and then swoops down, speading fire everywhere!!

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399542

UP '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Sion 399543

Sorry health first.
Soil 9/4
Amber 1/4
Snacks 2/4
Warren 3/2


Heal myself now…

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399547

Not again!
Roll sideways!


rolling to crawl away.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Amber 399553

Or just dodge!



Roll #1 4 = 4

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399556

Jump and hide from the flames

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sion 399561


You manage to stay out of the fire


Soil 5/4
Amber 5/5
Snacks 2/4
Warren 2/2

Rolling for Manticores next move '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


Help Leon up!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399564

Hot hot hot. Flapping a bit, I'll shoot at the manticore with my crossbow. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399566

Dmanit fire the manticore again with my crossbow.

Roll #1 10 = 10


Heal him!

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Sion 399580

He's up.

He's healed.

And with a masters aim you fire a bolt right inbetween the manticores eyes. He falls down dead at your feet.

Small break for about 15 minutes.

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399582

"T-thank you friends, but this can't go on forever.." I say gratefully.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399583

Gather some blood.
And the pelt.
"What a great hunt!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399584

"What do you mean? Look at us, we are triumphant over so many vicious beasts!"
Answer with a smirk.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399585

"Everypony okay!?"
Empower my hammer again

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399589

"Just a bit bruised."

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399590

Flutter down and start pulling bottles. Two for blood, one for venom.
"I bet they never expected there to be two manticores! We should get paid double."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399592

"Fuck yeah Snacks!" I grin with glee.

Head out to the manticore and step at its head.
"Hell yeah! I feell…. Snacks means Snacks feels great!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399593

"I wanna keep some blood. Maybe drinking it makes you stronger!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399598

"Yes lets do that. Snacks will help."


"Just a moment!"

"Are you hurt?"

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399604

"Ahah! That feels lovely!"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399606

"Or gives you indigestion. At the shop they said it was rather magical, though. And the venom alone should fetch a good price."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399609

"What if it makes me a magical pony?"
Look completely serious.

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399610

"Aren't you already a magical pony? That bubble thing seems quite magical to me."
I'll adjust my monocle.

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399611

I offer a weak smile "Yes, we were lucky today, tomorrow we might not be so lucky."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399612

I just look at Amber.
"Is Crystal pone safe?" I smile at her.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399614

"That's just a trick of light!"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399615

"Are you hurt, mister Warren?"

"Just peachy! Praise the Savior!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399616

"But that's why you keep training and get a bigger shield!"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399618

I'll glance down at my burns and cuts.
"A bit. How about yourself?"


"I'm okay, I healed myself!"
Heal his burns and cuts

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399622

I just give a sad smile as Amber looks at Warren and heals him, I then look at my own wounds and wonder if it is not too serious to be of notice.

"That is good to hear pony."

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399623

"Or be more careful around wild animals."

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399624

Well, that takes care of some of them.
"That should do me for the return trip, Amber. Snacks seems to be pining for your attention, though."
I'll nod towards the dog.


"Hey! Don't hide those wounds from me!"
Heal him

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399638

"Snacks is not hiding anything." I give Amber a flat stare, seeing the wounds are all over my body.
"Well thanks pony for that." I smile and warm up as she closes up the wounds.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399640

"We kinda had to get them."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399642

I pout
"I asked if you were hurt and you said nothing…"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399657

I whine.
"Snacks just thought crystal pony will took it upon herself to check me out because she is worried."

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399660

"Yes, but not all at once.. Well, we should make use of their bodies, think about what part you could use." I meditate on the matter.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399661

"Well Warren was hurt too! He almost died!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399669

I lower my ears further and look away.

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399671

"Almost being the key word!"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399677

"Well at least you're fully recovered now…"

I stick out my tongue at him

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399681

I'll shrug, and continue to fill my bottles.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399684

"I'm getting the fur for my armor, it will loock wicked!"

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399687

"I need a stronger weapon, maybe that tail will be fine, if no one else has a use for it?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399689


Roll #1 1 = 1

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399691

"I don't need any manticore parts… I'd rather have something more… crystally."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399694

I kept quiet.

"Let Snacks help in carrying and slicing the beast." I offer my paws.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399695

"Right. Sounds good, since I no longer have my shield…"

Wonder if any piece of the beast could be turned into a solid base for a shield…

Roll #1 5 = 5

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399696

"Be our guest, friend. Though we'll probably need both of their tails as proof. They won't pay double if they don't have evidence."

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399699

"Animals aren't normally made of crystal."
I nod "if you can use a part then yes, go ahead."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399700

Help Poor Soil in that


Roll #1 1 = 1

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399702

"Well I'm just here to help, not to gather loot!"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399711

"You could try the skull, maybe. Certainly thick enough to stop a bolt or two."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399716

Destroyed perhaps a part of the wing.
I throw the dagger at a side and try to clear my head of… stuff.

"Sorry Poor."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399720

"T'sokay, I'll buy one in town."

Sion 399724

All of you get healed and start with the work of getting your particular loot from the Manticore.
As you get a few bottles of the blood, suddenly vines start to wrap around the corpses of the Manticores and wolves and drag them into the ground.
Oh shit son, roll to save your loot.
You finally wake up from a sleeping in. As you move downstairs for some breakfast/lunch, you notice the entire inn is deserted. Not even the the innkeeper and his daughter are here. The door is still open and you hear a lot of noise coming from outside

You wander through Silverhaze, no doubt checking it's defenses with your military knowledge. Suddenly you hear a scream and a lot of noise coming from another part of town.

Sion 399726

You could also carve another one if you want.

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399729

I wake up too.

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399730

Shit! '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sion 399731

You're in the same boat as Campfire.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399732

Oh shit!
Cut those vines, slam into them!

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9


"Hey! Thieves!"
Hit those fuckers with my hammer!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 399736



Roll #1 8 = 8

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399745


Roll #1 9 = 9


I sneakily look outside.
Rolling for Stealth.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399748

Stop those vines and get our manticore loot

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399749

I look around for some food.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sion 399760

The vines were too fast for you.

You slam into it and while you can't save the corpse from getting dragged into the ground. You do save most of the loot, most importantly the vials of blood.

You help Soil gathering that loot.
With all those rolls all of your loot is safe

You fly over to see a mob of ponies, gathering in a circle. In the middle lies….something resembling a corpse.
You see a few guards furiously trying to get through the mass and get there.

You see a large group of ponies gathering. You can't see what they're looking at, but it sure seems important.

There's lots of food in here. You go behind the counter and find some when suddenly Harv, the innkeeper comes out of the kitchen.
"….what are you doing?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399764

"What's your problem, vines!?"

Shortcake [Rogue] 399767

I sneak out there and get a look at whatever they are looking at.

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399768

"Looking for the complimentary breakfast. Where do you keep the honey?"

Grab some food.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399771

"Why talk to vines?!"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399775

"Maybe they'd listen?"
Anyway, gather up those bottles. Put the full ones in my pack. The third, empty bottle is for the venom. Let's see if I can harvest that without stabbing myself. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399776

Okay, then cut off the whole head, skull and mane included, and start walking back to the village.
"We should go back now."

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 399777

I'm a fully equipped battle Gryphon, land near the body and get the ponies to step away. Signal to the guards where I am and make sure everyone stays quiet and out of the way while the guards do their thing.

Try to listen in on what the ponies are saying, because I know they really won't stay quiet.


Roll #1 3 = 3

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399780

I scrunch
"W-Well I just wanted to try it out!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399783

"Lets, I'll guide ponies out of this place."
Head back to town.

Supreme surivior.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399785

"Crystal pony is funny sometimes." I smile at her.

Sion 399790

"Don't move, any of you" An echo sounds through the canyon. You look up trying to find out where the sound comes from.
You see the shape of a pony coming closer from the other end of the canyon.

You got your loot, it's safe.
The question is wether you're safe from that…whatever is coming closer now.

Some of the ponies break from the circle and flank you "Stay right where you are. Colonel, we found another one here!"

Before you can get through the mob to see the corpse a few guards walk up to you.
"You're under arrest. Please come with us peacefully."

Before he can answer, a few guards walk in.
He points at you. "You. You're under arrest. Please follow us"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399791

I'll stow the bottle after stopping it up.
"And who might I ask are you?"

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399793

"Look at that!"
I point behind the guards and then throw my breakfast at them and try to hide.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399794

"What now?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399795

"What is that?" I look at the thing approaching us.

Supreme surivior spot.

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 399797

"What do you mean you found another one, officers?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399800

"I wasn't trying to be fu-"

Shortcake [Rogue] 399803

How did they see me when I rolled a 10 for Stealth?

Sion 399820

You throw your breakfast at the guards and manage to sneak away into a storage area.
You hear the guards scrambling to search you. You're safe for now.

The shape moves closer and you see it is no pony at all. It seems to be a collection of rocks in the form of a pony strung together and moved by vines.. It doesn't even have something like a mouth. The voice must come from somewhere else.
"There is no need for concern. I am not here to harm you. I merely wish to collect those vials Regal sent you to claim."

A donkey moves to you, with a stern face and says
"Please come with me. A murder has happened and we are rounding up anypony unnaccounted for, for questioning. If you're innocent, there is no need for any concern."

There really was no way to get close to what they were looking at without being spotted. You left your hiding place.

The guards look at you expectantly.
"Miss, we merely would like to ask some questions. If you're innocent, that will be proven soon."

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399825

I'll raise an eyebrow.

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399827

Sneak out of there and out of the inn.

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Shortcake [Rogue] 399828

"Alright. What happened?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399829

"What? Why!?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399831

RAI Stealth is just like the WoW skill. You become invisible. Can't be used in combat.
"Ahahah, good one.
Without them, we get no pay!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399832

"Who are you? And Snacks and the others are going to deliver it to twon right now."

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 399833

"Understood. I'll comply and get this situation resolved. I understand how difficult these scenarios can be."

Sion 399863

"No you will stay here and give me those bottles. Do you know what Regal intends to do with it?"

And poof, by popular vote you stayed hidden and you can see there lies a terribly rotting corpse in the middle of the street. You can also see a griffon and a unicorn being taken aside by the guards.

You're brought a bit away. You see another unicorn standing next to you apparently another traveler.

You try to escape through a window. but get spotted. Roll to escape, if you want. (DC6)

Groves, you're that unicorn being investigated together with Pico.
The Colonel, a donkey, comes over to you.
"Now please tell me why you're in Silverhaze Falls and what you were doing before the guards found you."

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399865

"No. That's why I asked. I thought he'd just use them for crafting materials."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399866

"Pay us?"

Zona [Preacher] 399873

I huff
"I am here to spread the word of Celestia, donkey. I am a priestess of the sun, not some common cutthroat."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399874


Shortcake [Rogue] 399877

Do I know who the corpse belongs to? I stealthy follow the griffon and unicorn being taken away.

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 399879

"I am a big game hunter who has followed a series of opportunities until I've reached this town. I met with your Lord Silverhaze this morning at the inn, and I was most recently at a store looking at your wares. If you think I would dishonor myself and my family by hunting ponies, you are sorely mistaken. I am here only to hunt the large beasts."

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399883

I try to wriggle free

Roll #1 2 = 2

Snacks(DD Ranger) 399884

"She is going to make some magic or something to locate something, as far as Snacks recall."

Sion 399903

The Colonel nods. "And you're a military man, I heard?"

"Do you now? Then who is the local priest around here? Surely you know her name?"

They don't go far, they're still in the street. It seems the guards are merely interrogating them. A few guards run up to the colonel.
"Colonel, we've found the zebra, he tried to resist arrest."
"And what of his companion, the pegasus?"
"Still no trace, we'll track them down."
"Good. Bring the zebra down for questioning, if he tried to run he has something to hide. And find that pegasus."

"You know about the green smoke? It's source is a terrible creature that lives deep within the earth underneath Silverhaze Falls. That creature may not be disturbed, Regal and his mages are attempting to do just that.

You try to get away but '1d3' guards grab you. You can try to resist arrest or come peacefully.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399906

"Sounds to me like they got a pest problem. Good for them if they want to get rid of it!"

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399908

"Alright, what ridiculous charges have you come up with?"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399909

"Why not?"

Shortcake [Rogue] 399912

I stay hidden.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399913

I frown
"A creature? How do you know that? Who are you? Are you that nasty witch they warned us about?"

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 399914

"Affirmative. While my family doesn't always approve of my choice in occupation, I find that hunting monsters is a great way to apply my skills for the benefit of others."

Zona [Preacher] 399917

"Her name is Shimmering Light of course. Now let me go, I clearly do not lower myself to the same levels as whoever the murderers were."

Snacks(DD ranger) 399928

"are you some sort of guardian?"

Sion 399934

"We merely wanted to know what your business was in town. But seeing how you immediately tried to escape, I suppose you already know what we want to ask about."
They lead you away towards the square.

He nods. "I'm sorry both of you. It seems there has been a misunderstanding. A murder has happened today and we wanted to make sure we knew where everypony was. You're free to go."

"The creature is far too powerful for anypony to recapture. It must stay below. I cannot allow anything to risk its release."

"The alternative is a thousand times worse, not just for Silverhaze but the Equestria."

"I suppose they call me that."

"I guard nature. When the animals here became aware of Regals plans they called me for aid. And here I am. Now hand over those vials now, surely any monetary reward is inconsequential compared to saving lives."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399936

"Seems bullshit to me. Why don't you come and explain this to them?"

Shortcake [Rogue] 399937

I quietly move to where I can see Mwandishi.

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399940

"Well, we can't just go back empty-hooved. What about the tails? Surely the tails won't cause some horrible imbalance in the scales of nature."

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399941

"You said I was under arrest, you dumb imperialist bastards. Of course I tried to get away from your totalitarian grasp."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399942

"Well yes it is… but how do we know you're speaking the truth? You're like… supposed to be all evil and stuff!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 399943

I nod to Poor Soil.
"We cant take chances. Why not come with us to speak with them?"

I then look around again, do I see anything moving from a distance(perhaps a certain long haired pony that I saw in the past?)

Queren Pico [Gryphon Tracker] 399945

"Do you have any more information you can share with us, officers? You have a duty to protect this town, but we are hunters for hire. If you suspect the perpetrator has run out of town, we are better at giving chase."

Zona [Preacher] 399948

I huff and leave.
"Shimmering Light is going to hear about this preposterous display! I came here to aid adventurers in their endeavors, not to be regarded as some common assassin!"

Sion 399959

"Regal already knows. They are doing this on purpose. Regal believes the creature will grant them wealth beyond belief for its release, but they can't do it without the vials"

"I could have squashed all of you easily by now, if I would have wanted you to die."

"I merely request all of the blood. You can have all the other things you took from the Manticore. I detest it, but I'd rather not see the death of such a majestic creature be completely wasted."

The Donkey just frowns at you and turns to Pico.

"Come with me please."
He shows you the corpse, it's a pony in serious state of decay. It looks like it died days ago. There is a knife plunged in its ribs.
"The pony was struck by this knife. We believe the knife was infected with some sort of poison related to green gasses. It made the body decay unnaturally fast."

They take you to the square and you see the corpse. The Colonel looks pleased.
"Now would you mind telling me why you tried to escape?"

You see Mwandishi and the Colonel from your hiding spot. They're not too far.

Shortcake [Rogue] 399962

I keep watching.

Zona [Preacher] 399963

Go to the temple! Or church! Or whatever it is!

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399966

"No blood means no pay. And no more work for us.
Can't really do that.."

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399967

I'll sigh, and look to the others.
"We really aren't in much of a good condition to fight a puppet when we can't see who's pulling the strings."
Shrugging, I'll pull out the two bottles of blood.
"Can I at least keep the bottles?"

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399968

"I already explained that, you dolt. You tried to kidnap me. Why were you trying to do that?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399969

I slump back onto my haunches
"I just wanted to help…"

Queren Pico [Ace Attorney] 399970

"Let's start off with the basics. Are there any witnesses? It would be rather difficult to murder somoen in broad daylight, less so considering what I've heard about most Equestrians. Do you have any ideas on the identity of the pony, or are there any other ponies that have been reported missing that might fit the description? You arrived rather fast, were there any screams or anything else that tipped you off?

Leon [unicorn shaman] 399971

I look between my friends and the nature guardian "If what you say is true, I can not return to that defiler of nature.."

Sion 399973

You see and hear everything they say.

You're at the church.
You see the statue of Celestia and Luna proudly displayed in the center.
You see a mare tending to a pony in a bed. And another mare, with the robes of a priestess who seems to be looking at something on a table.

"Of course. Place them in front of the stone pony."

"I'm sure my representatives told you to come with them to ask you some questions. That's hardly kidnapping you."

"We are still gathering all the facts, mister Pico. Once they're in I'm sure we'll make sense of this."

"I see you can listen to reason. Maybe we could work together after all."

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399974

"They said they were going to arrest me. That's hardly 'come along so we can ask you some questions.' That's 'hey why don't you come over here so we can oppress you some more.'"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399975

I'll sigh again, walk over, and place the two bottles in front of the stone pony.
And then I'll sit there so I can gather them back up once it's done.

Zona [Preacher] 399977

I grumble and approach the two
"Do you two have ANY idea what just happened to me?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399979

Pick those up.
"We need the money!"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 399981

"I just don't understand… I mean that gas killed ponies! It's too dangerous not to do anything about it!

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399983

"There are two intact corpses right there. We can sell or use the parts."

Queren Pico [Ace Attorney] 399985

"I have been trained to deal with Police duties, so if you need any assistance, do not hesitate to ask. As the child of a gallant military family, I value order and security above all."

Shortcake [Rogue] 399986

I keep watching and listening.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 399989

"But they won't give us any more work!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 399990

"Then what are you proposing., as Amber said that gas also killed my dog ffirends." I frown.

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399992

"Then we find other jobs. From other employers. Or go down and see what that Regal guy is hiding in his basement."

Sion 399993

The Colonel looks questioningly at the guards next to you.
They just grin back.
The Colonel has a slight grin on his face when he says.
"Even so, but that just begs the question, why would you run? If you have done nothing wrong why wouldn't you just go with them and prove your innocence. I know why."
He steps over to the corpse "Because you killed this pony."

The 2 mares look up. The mare next to the bed resumes her work while the mare on the table comes over to you. "Sister, what happened? Why are you upset?"

"Of course, but I feel we got the perpetrator already."

"If you don't give it up now, I w-" the voice falls silent for a moment. Roll a 1d10 for perception

You watch and listen.

Snacks(DD ranger) 399994


Roll #1 10 = 10

Mwandishi (Trickster) 399995

"That's dumb. You're dumb. I just woke up."



Roll #1 7 = 7

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 399998


Roll #1 1 = 1

Queren Pico [Ace Attorney] 399999

"So quickly!? Incredible."

Zona [Preacher] 400001

"Some donkey accused me of MURDER, that's what happened!"
I throw my hooves in the air
"The nerve, can you believe it!? Why… I ought to have branded him for the inquisition to hunt down!"



Roll #1 3 = 3

Shortcake [Rogue] 400010

I step out of the shadows.
"He didn't murder him, sir. He was with me and another mare all night, all this morning, and well into this afternoon."

Sion 400011

Some of you hear it. A small whisper echoed through the canyon. The pony is talking to something else quietly. And you know where it comes from, the other end of the canyon. The stone pony seems lifeless for now.

"This zebra seems to know more then he gives away."

"And who can testify to that?" He grins.

The donkey looks surprised for a second.
"And now you come and tell me, while my men have been searching for you all this time?"

"The murder? Yes, the Colonel has been acting very agressive about it. Trust me, I'll have a word with the Lord, he won't bother you again."


"Ah don't like this!"
Take the vials and the loot and start running!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 400014

"Hey! Those are my bottles!"
Fly after him '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Mwandishi (Trickster) 400016

"Go ask the innkeeper. Or talk to that mare."

"Also you're fucking stupid."

Shortcake [Rogue] 400018

I look confused.
"How was I supposed to know you were searching for me? I woke up, saw that Mwandi was gone, and went to look for him. When I noticed the mostly empty streets I thought their might have been an attack so I stayed hidden while searching."

Shortcake [Rogue] 400020

"Temper, Mwandi."

Zona [Preacher] 400022

"Good. I cannot stand such injustice."
I look over at the other mare
"And you are…?"

Snacks(DD ranger) 400023

My eyes widen

Is it she?
I run up the canyon and try to confront the voice on it.


Roll #1 4 = 4


"H-hey stop! Don't run away! I wanna know what's going on!"
Try and catch up to him!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Queren Pico [Ace Attorney] 400030

"If you don't mind, I'll stick around then. Anyone willing to murder in these conditions will definitely be dangerous."

Sion 400032

He scrutinizes both of you closely.
"…..Very well then. You're free to go. I'll talk to the innkeeper and you better hope he confirms your story."
He looks Mwandishi dead in the eye.
"And you…I know you've done something to deserve the dungeon, even if wasn't killing this pony. You better hope I don't find out what it was."

You trip in your haste to escape.
But don't break the bottles.

You catch him easily.

Both of you run further around a bed you see it. A pony mare, the same mare Snacks saw earlier, but still you're too far to make her out properly. She seems to be talking to a….wolf?

"It seems we don't have that many leads for now. Let's go to Miss Glimmering at the church, shell' have investigated by now."

Snacks(DD ranger) 400035

Run to her.
"Hey Snacks saw you! Dont run!" I called out


Roll #1 5 = 5

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 400037

And I will take my bottles back.
"Didn't you learn better than to be a thief? The nerve."
And then I'll float over after Amber and Snacks. Wonder what they're up to.

Zona [Preacher] 400038

Shortcake [Rogue] 400040

I walk over to Mwandishi and wrap my tail around his.
"Come on, Mwandi. Let's go back to the inn and wake up Melody."


Try to make it back to the village.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Sion 400042

The mare stops for a second.
"Sparklink Silverhaze. I assist Miss Glimmering in her duties. Why have you come to Silverhaze?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 400043

I scrunch and carefully approach her
"… miss?"

Queren Pico [Ace Attorney] 400046

"Who is Miss Glittering. I've only been here for a small amount of time before the incident occurred."

Zona [Preacher] 400047

"I am a traveling preacher, spreading the word of our beloved Celestia where needed and healing the sick along the road."

Mwandishi (Trickster) 400055

I stick out my tongue at them.

Turn to Shortcake.

"So what now?"

Shortcake [Rogue] 400062

I lean my head against your neck.
"Like I said, let's go wake up Melody so she can be presentable before the guards toss our room."

Mwandishi (Trickster) 400064

"Right. Back to the inn."

Sion 400066

It's a long way homeboy, especially alone.
Are you sure you want to leave the rest of the party?

While you're still far away, she sees you.
"Please, I must go now. Should you wish to aid me, talk to the birds. They will tell me, keep the vials, they are of no consequence any longer."
She runs away.

"Our local priestess and healer, she can surely aid us in our research."

She does a little bow.
"Then welcome to Silverhaze Falls, this town could use all help it can get."

Shortcake [Rogue] 400067

And away we go. Once we get back to the room I let go of your tail and step away.
"That isn't how I was expecting this day to start."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 400069

"Wait nooo! You have to explain!"
I sigh as she runs off

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 400070

Those idiots.
Regroup with them.
Auto-mode activate.
Sleep now.

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 400071

Hmm. How flighty. I wonder if I can keep up? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Zona [Preacher] 400079

I wave a hoof dismissively
"That's what they told me anyway."

Queren Pico [Ace Attorney] 400089

"I look forward to introducing myself to her then. Though I'd have preferred cleaner circumstances."

Mwandishi (Trickster) 400090

"No, not really. But the armies of oppression are always on the march, Shortcake. It's not surprising that they conspired to destroy such a powerful force for revolutionary thought as myself."

Sion 400091

You immediately give chase. The mare runs and suddenly unfolds wings and tries to get away in the clouds. She isn't the best of fliers however. And you gain on her. She stops and turns to you and you see she's the writer from the inn.
"Please, I have to go now and your friends need your help if they want to get out of the forest."
You notice a number of birds are starting to converge on your location.


Someone knocks on your room.

Shimmering Light looks at you.
"Would you like to take a look at this, miss Zona?" She points to the piece of flesh decaying on the table.

You arrive at the Church.
"Ah Colonel, I was just finishing investigating this piece."

Shortcake [Rogue] 400093

"We are new in town and a pony turned up dead. I don't blame them for suspecting strangers."

"Who is it?"

Mwandishi (Trickster) 400094

Who does it sound like?

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Zona [Preacher] 400096

I pull up my nose in disgust
"Smells like foul necromancy to me. Bah!"

I turn as the colonel arrives
"Have you come to pester innocent civilians again?"

Queren Pico [Ace Attorney] 400097

I'll let her speak. She seems busy at the moment and she didn't pause when a gryphon showed up with the police.

Snacks(DD ranger) 400098

I stop there and looked as she run.

"Should we go after her?"

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 400099

I'll give her a small wave and a wink.
"We will have to talk over tea, miss. Perhaps once we all return to the inn."
I'll start to flap back.
"Looking forward to your next book, by the way!"
And then back to the party. Touching down in front of Amber and Snacks, I'll sigh heavily.
"I lost her."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 400100

I pout
"I can't fly…"

Snacks(DD ranger) 400110

"Neither do Snacks. No wings too." I smile at her.

"Its that pony, the pony that I saw earlier." I look at Warren with a sense of urgency.

"Why is she here?" I ponder.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 400115

"She knows how to talk to animals… she must be some kind of druid!"

Sion 400120

"It's Golden Harvey, the innkeeper. I just wanted to apologize for some of us for the treatment you got."

It sounds like Harv.

Colonel doesn't even look at you.
He might be a bigger cunt then you.
"What have you discovered, Miss Glimmering?"

And the rest is for when I'm not god tired

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 400126

I'll shrug.
"What did she look like, Snacks?"

Snacks(DD ranger) 400127

"Druid…. yeah perhaps you're right. But why ally herself with the wolves and the undead dog?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 400134

"I don't know… it's all so weird."

Shortcake [Rogue] 400136

"It's not your fault, Golden. Thank you for the apology. Who was it that got killed?"

Snacks(DD ranger) 400142

"She;s a pony with long hair? The same ppony we see today."

Warren [M Pegasus Arcane Blade] 400143

"Colors, anything? A lot of ponies have long hair."

Sion 402573

You're still in the small canyon. The Witch has left and the stone pony has crumbled by itself when she went away.

Glimmering shows the piece of dissected tissue.
"The body seems to have been infected by an even more potent version of the noxious gasses. The victim must have been stabbed and decay would have started in seconds. We're lucky there's something of the body left by now."

Zona [Preacher] 402575

"Now what kind of a filthy degenerate would do such a thing? Who was this pony? Is it a he or a she?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402578

Do we still have the bottles of blood and the other loot?

Snacks(DD ranger) 402582

"Drat, pony is too fast for Snacks." I pound my large fist into the ground, a bit frustrated.

"If Snacks could just capture her…. "

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402583

I scrunch and poke the stones with a hoof
"That was weird!"

Sion 402591

You do. For that matter, you had also collected the mane if I remember correctly?

The Colonel speaks up.
"The son of the Embers family has been missing since yesterday night. We can't identify the body but we think it's him."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402594

Yes I did.
"We should go back to town…"

Zona [Preacher] 402597

"Then somepony must have hated him enough to kill him. Do his parents know?"

Snacks(DD ranger) 402598

I think for a moment.
"Should Snack and friends give blood? If that pony tells the truth, then we might make terrible mistake."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402600

"I'm not sure either… what if this is something bad we're doing?"

Sion 402605

The Colonel nods.
"I've talked to them already."
Glimmering coughs.
"There's something else I noticed when looking at the corpse. The heart had been removed before or right after he was killed. It was hard to see with all the decay but the heart was definately missing. I fear it might have been some…..ritualistic murder."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402607

I nod to Amber.
"Exactly, Snack himself is confused after that rock pony tells us about it."

"Now, question is to three of us if we should give blood of manticore to townspeople and get our reward or listen to that fast pony and leave it here"

Zona [Preacher] 402615

I narrow my eyes
"Smells of heresy."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402622

"Look, I care little. Is that mare the one that pays us, or is the townspony?
Yeah I didn't think so!
And work is what I'm here for!"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402623

"I don't really want a reward if it endangers other ponies…"

Sion 402625

The Colonel looks uninterested.
"Horrible. But I've already got a few suspects. Leave it to me and my guards, Miss Glimmering. That zebra will confess."


What's it going to be? You can always decide on the way.
Reminder that Manticore blood has magical properties that can be used, even if you don't give it to Lord Silverhaze.

Zona [Preacher] 402629

"Wildly accusing everypony wont help your case much, colonel."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402632

I scrunch
"But what if this will hurt innocent ponies!?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402636

"We are just doing our job, not hurting ponies!"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402638

"My job is to help others! For free if needed!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402640

Raise a brow.
"Not mine. Mine is getting a bowl full of soup."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402643

"Snacks like money too, Snacks is just asking if both ponies want to deliver the blood."

"Snacks vote that we deliver the blood."

"Well…. Snacks is short on bits."
"Well all of us are short on bits

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402644

I huff
"Fine then. But I'm not taking any of this blood money!"

Sion 402646

"The zebra tried to escape when we merely wanted to ask a few questions. He's hiding something and I'll find out what. Don't tell me how to do my job, priest."

Ready to start the journey back to town?


"Fine. Be an idiot then. Your species is known for it anyway."
I shake my head and head over to the altar.
Time to pray.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402648

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402649

"More for me."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402650

I lower my ear.
"Alright gem pony, Snacks just need bits to make it to meets end, that is why we hunt for creature for bits and if we can sell its leather and sort."


Sion 402653

It's hard to pray properly when the donkey is shouting all sorts of things about insubordination, desertation and what he would've done with traitors like that during the Long Night.
Glimmering Light manages to send him away however and walks over to you.
"Stubborn donkey. He's not even a real colonel, you know. I heard he was merely a sergeant during the Long Night."

You make your way back. On the way you notice 2 birds keep flying above your heads, tracking your movements. You remember how the witch said that if you needed help you should talk to the birds.
You come back to the river….Only it seems very different now. The water has turned a sickly green and dead fish and even a few baby squid are floating dead on the surface.
The flowers next to the bank have started to rot.
One of the birds takes off when he sees it. The other stays with you.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402655

I shriek in horror at the sight
"W-What's going on!?"


"He's an incompetent idiot. He'll never solve anything."
I shake my head and get back to praying for guidance.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Snacks(DD ranger) 402662

I stick close to Amber.
"I dont know pony…"
Look and smell the air, can I identify the water if it is safe to cross? Perhaps its acidic or something?

Roll #1 10 = 10


Grunt and look around.
"Get ready to run."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Sion 402673


The water is definately not safe to cross, it smells bad and you don't want to know what might happen if you'd accidentaly ingest some.
You do notice a fallen tree in the distance that could be used as improvised bridge….

Glimmering nods.
"Once he thinks he's got a lead, he won't let go. No matter how wrong he might be."
Sparkling walks over.
"But we have to find the truth. You said it was a ritualistic murder. What if it's a heretic cult?" She shudders.

Zona [Preacher] 402675

"Nightmare Moon followers are known for removing the hearts of their sacrifices. As are Tirekians."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402682

"Ponies and Snack can cross that tree." I pointed to the two of them and go there.

Can the fallen tree support us? Or should we go one by one?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402683

I gulp and nod

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402685

Follow them and cross carefully.

Sion 402689

The underside of the bridge is closest to the water and seems like it's starting to rot already.
Despite that, it should be able to support you if you cross one at a time. The chance of it cracking will increase for each successive one who crosses.

Sparkling looks defiantly.
"Then I'll find them. And bring them Celestia's justice!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 402698

"Lets cross one at a time ponies." I then cross.

Sion 402699

Roll when you cross.

Zona [Preacher] 402702

"Don't be an idiot."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402703


Roll #1 6 = 6


I gulp and cross

Roll #1 3 = 3

Snacks(DD ranger) 402707

I gulped.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sion 402709

Made it.

Made it.

When you're about to reach the end, the tree cracks. In a split second decision you jump to reach the end, roll to make it.

Sparkling looks at both of you.
"We're priests of the Alicorn Sisters, it is our duty to help our fellow ponies and to fight heresy wherever it may be.
I'll find the murderer alone if I have to."


Protective bubble over Snacks!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Snacks(DD ranger) 402714

I yelped.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Zona [Preacher] 402718

I turn around and slap her
"Is that so!? And who will heal the sick when you're dead, huh? Let those who know how to fight deal with this."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402721

"Snacks, no!"

Sion 402723


What a jump. You made it.
The tree falls into the water and there's a hissing sound as it touches the water and sinks down instead of floating."

"If you want to help, that's fine with me. But I won't let that cult stay in my town."

Zona [Preacher] 402727

"Then recruit help."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402730

I frown at the sight of the dissolved log and breath out in relief.

"Thanks Poorsoil." I nod to him, seeing the bubble surrounding me as I stand up,

"Snacks fine, so should we continue?"
With that I then head on and guide them.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402731

I nod
"I was just worried…"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402732

Fown at the falling log.
Hop, back to town we go!
"I thought you were done for, there. Let's go back."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402734

I smiled inside upon hearing that.

Sion 402736

She stomps out of the church angrily.
Glimmering sighs
"Another stubborn one. I'll better go talk to her before she hurts herself. Will you be able to manage without me for a few minutes, miss Zona?"

You make your way back and get back near the Old Fort. The bird is still following you.
The sun is starting to set and it's getting darker. You see the crevices around the Old Fort seem to have doubled in size. And start to feel a little uneasy even this far away from them. The Old Fort itself is still clear and looks safe from here.

Zona [Preacher] 402739

I shake my head
"She's a fool. Yes. Stop her. Unless you want me to do it for you."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402741

I look at the sky seeing that its getting dark.
"We should make camp, Should we camp up here? Snacks can dig a little to make underground camp."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402747

"I don't know… the gas is underground… and so are the zombies…."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402751

"Agreed. The town is a little way back, we should just hurry."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402753

I lift one of my fingers.

"You mean we travel at night?" I look at Poor.

Sion 402760

Glimmering leaves. You stay in the church praying in front of the statues of Luna and Celestia. The light outside is fading and it becomes darker in the church, the multitude of candles surrounding the altars becoming your primary source of light.
You suddenly hear a door opening.

Zona [Preacher] 402762

I turn to look at the sound of the opening door.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402765


Snacks(DD ranger) 402766

I think for a moment, can the party make it back at nightfall? Is it safe?

Sion 402770

There are a few doors in the church those leading to the outside. And one on the side.
All of them are closed and you don't see anypony in here. You suddenly smell the stench of rotting meat.

No. But you can get pretty far if you hurry. All the way back onto the road.
As for safety, everything you can see from here looks clear.


I frown and get up, then try the find the source.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Snacks(DD ranger) 402776

"As Poor Soil wish, lets head out. Perhaps we can make it back to Road."


Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402779

Follow him.
"I'm not afraid of the dark!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402781

"Yeah, zombies are worse."

Sion 402787

The 3 of you enter the Old Fort ruins. It's getting darker but you can still see plenty.
You suddenly notice something shining in one of the still standing towers. Could it be gold reflecting the last sunrays?

You step away from the shrine and look around. You don't see anything that could produce such a stench. Not even that piece of the corpse could produce it.
Suddenly you freeze. That piece…it's not on the table anymore.



Roll #1 6 = 6

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402793

No, it can be plenty of bad mean things.
Stay focused and leave.

Snacks(DD ranger) 402795

Go on and continue the way that we pass until I notice shiny.
"Whats that shiny thing?" I point.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402800

"Troubles if you ask me."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402802

"Perhaps, we should check it. It looks beautifull." I smile.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402804

"You check it if you want, I go back to town. It will still be here tomorrow."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402805

"What? No! We have to get back to town!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 402813

I look at Amber and scratch my head in embarassment.
"Perhaps there is something more shinier thats with Snacks right now.." I smile.

I nod to Poor and head on to our destination with them.

Sion 402814

You run over to the table and notice some slimy traces on the floor. Hoofprints. You try to see where they go as it gets darker.
"Looking for something, priest?" You hear behind you.
You turn around and see a shadow moving around near the altars before half of the candles go out and you lose track of it.
It gets darker.


Oh this is some horror story stuff…


Roll #1 1 = 1

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402820

And we are still marching towards town…

Sion 402839

You leave for the forest, leaving the shiny thing alone.
Roll for luck in the forest.

You look at the altars trying to catch a glimpse of the intruder when the other half of the candles go out as well. You can still see the windows and outside there's still light, but the church remains unnaturally dark. The stench of rotting meat comes back and gets stronger. You back away gagging, trying to find your way. "Behind you."
Roll for damage.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402842


Roll #1 8 = 8



Roll #1 3 = 3



Roll #1 6 = 6

Snacks(DD ranger) 402848


Roll #1 10 = 10

Sion 402854

21/30 PASS.
You arrive at the road without troubles and make your way back to town.
You notice Swift and a few guards standing near the town gate.

You jump away instinctively and feel a knife swiping you but lucky for you it doesn't go deep. You still can't locate the shadow however. You do see the doors to leave the church near you.


This is 2spooky! Run out! I need to warn the watch!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402857

Wave at them.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402867

Just stay in the back
I still don't like this…

Snacks(DD ranger) 402872

Approach them.
"Me and ponies make it back." I grin at them

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402876

"You don't think they knew we'd be back so soon, do you?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 402880

I perk up as he whispers to me and shake my head
"I just don't like this… not after what that pony told us…"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402887

"Well, worse comes to worst, we can lie."

Amber 402892

"I still don't like it… I don't want to endanger ponies…"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402896

"This will only endanger ponies if we give the blood over to that one guy. We can craft it into something else, and just say we forgot the bottles."

Sion 402897

Door is locked. You didn't even know it could be locked.
You hear laughing behind you.

Swift walks over to you.
"Praise Celestia. I hadn't expected all of you back so soon. Was the hunt succesfull?"


Then I will wait for him to come at me, bro.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402900

"There won't be any more manticore problems, that's for certain."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402902

"Plenty. Got your blood, and lotsa meat for the butcher.
Our money?"

Amber 402903

"But Snacks and Soil are giving it to him!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 402909

"We have hunted Manticore. It has been brought low." I grin at them.the loots like manticore skin etc(except the blood)

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402910

"WHAT. When did they… how did they get it out of my bags!?"
I'll glare at the dog and pony.

Sion 402924

You focus and wait.
When you hear something rushing at you, you turn, unsheath your longsword and slash at it.
There's a loud shriek and it disappears again in the darkness.
Someone is knocking on the door.
"Zona, are you in there? Why is the door closed?" shouts Glimmering.

Swift smiles.
"Good to hear."

He takes out a few big bags of bits.
"The blood?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402927

Give him a vial.



Roll #1 9 = 9

Snacks(DD ranger) 402943

I smile at Poor soil and get the bag if bits,
"Thats settled perhaps we can stay for the night and rest. Party is tired." I grin at them.

Sion 402948

He takes the vial barely even looking at it and throws all of you a big bag of bits.
"You did well. I hope the hunt went well. No surprises this time?"

"Hang on!"
You hear her running away.
You look back in the darkness. There's something moving but it's not running for you, for now.


Stay ready, just in case.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402950

I'll just frown a little at this, muttering to myself.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402954

"Other than a bunch manticores? Nah. Spooky witch told us this was wrong and evil, but she ain't the one to pay me."

Snacks(DD ranger) 402959

"Ah yes, Snack just remembered her." I nod to Poor Soil.

"Is Arren okay?" I look at him scratching my head.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402964

"I would have preferred you and Soil not rifling through my pack to grab that vial."

Sion 402967

You hear things moving in the darkness.
A loud hissing breath. Things falling and breaking.
But it still isn't coming for you.

He looks at you confused.
"A witch told you what?"
You suddenly see Glimmering and Sparkling running over.
"Swift! Quick, there's something in the church. We think it's a zombie!"
Swift quickly puts the vial away and runs for the church.


Sun help me. Just wait for help to arrive.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402973

After him, to the church!

Snacks(DD ranger) 402974

I ready my weapon.

"Isnt the blood party property?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402980

"You could have asked, and I could have given it. Besides, the rest of the sack isn't party property. You wouldn't like it if I rummaged around in your things, would you?"
And I'll fly after them.

Sion 402987

The 3 of you are at the church.
Swift bashes it. '1d10+2'

The sound suddenly stops and it becomes dead quiet.
Oh that was just help bashing the door.

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Snacks(DD ranger) 402989

"Snacks is sorry." I bow down a bit.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 402990

Slam it open myself!

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Snacks(DD ranger) 402992

Help Poor Soil

Roll #1 7 = 7

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 402993

"Apology accepted."
And I'll make certain my crossbow is ready.

Zona [Preacher] 403004


Sion 403005

Not open yet.

The door cracks but doesn't give.

The door smashes open and you fall in.

You find Zona inside. It's too dark to make out the rest of the church. But Swift shines his torch, illuminating the front of the church and you notice a shitload of slime hoofprints less then a meter away from Zona, all around her. There's also a dagger laying on the ground there.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403010

Point at Zona.
"Is that the zombie?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403013

"No, she seems to still be alive."
I'll flutter in the doorway, looking around.
"Miss, were you the one who called for help?"

Zona [Preacher] 403017

I growl and point at where I last heard him
"He came back to life! He could even talk!"

Zona [Preacher] 403019


"Of course I'm the one who called for help you triple moron!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403025

"You shout a lot."

Spot check for the zombie.
Bubble said priestess

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

Snacks(DD ranger) 403027

I look at the slime covered Pony.
"Who is that?!" I raise my sword and readied my self.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403030

"Dreadful rude, you know. You could at least thank us for coming to help."
I'll borrow the torch, and fly as best I can to a higher vantage point, so that the light spreads out further.


I grumble and pick up that dagger, inspecting it.
"There's a necromancer that must be responsible for this and I'm going to hunt him down."

Roll #1 5 = 5

Snacks(DD ranger) 403034

"Neecromancer.? What does pony mean?"

Tony [Trickster] 403035

The Bubble around Snacks pops.
There is now a bubble around Zona.

AAAAA a slime covered zombie.
No wait, it's just the statue of Luna toppled over and covered in something slimy.

You just see that statue.

Glimmering looks at you.

The light shines across the entire church.
It is a mess. The statues of Luna and Celestia are toppled over, broken in some places.
The small statue of Cadence lies broken on the ground. Hoofprints everywhere.
Some leading to the one door to the side.
"The storage" mumbles Glimmering, pale.

You're distracted by the sight around you.

Zona [Preacher] 403036

"Corpses don't reanimate themselves."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403038

"Snacks, if you could come with me for a moment?"
And I'll start following those footprints.

Zona [Preacher] 403039

"The dead pony! The one you showed me! Everything went dark all of the sudden and then he started hunting me! He even locked the doors!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 403040

"Is the village under attack?" I look at her and ready my weapon.

Snacks(DD ranger) 403042

I nod and follow Warren
"What does pegasues need?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403043

"Well get chanting and let's find it, uh?"
Follow the slime!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403045

"I don't much like the idea of running into some zombie alone."

Snacks(DD ranger) 403052

I nod and follow.
Where's Tela?

Sion 403053

"There was just a small piece of the corpse here, for study. The rest should have been secured by the guard."
She looks at Swift and he nods.
"Indeed. We were going to investigate it and then burn it to prevent any taint remaining."
He looks at the door.
"Whatever it was, it can't have been that corpse."

You two and Swift run up to the door and open it. You enter a storage area. There are some racks on both sides of you.
Curiously enough, the tracks seem to end a few feet from you. The storage leads on and takes a turn to the right. Go further?

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403055

En route to home.

Zona [Preacher] 403059

"Then he came back to collect his piece!"
I look around
"Where is Sister Glittering?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403060

Look up.

Snacks(DD ranger) 403065

Follow Warren, and spot check (sup. suvivor) to see if there is anything fishy.

Sion 403070

We have Glimmering, who is the one you spoke to, and Sparkling who isn't here, which one do you mean?

BOO. Nothing there.

You go around the turn and see an open window leading to the outside.
"SHIT" says Swift and he tries to climb through '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sion 403071

And he gets outside.

Zona [Preacher] 403073

Sparkling. The one who ran off.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403075

Well follow the others.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403076

Flap flap.
"Snacks, get the others! It's gone outside!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403083

Bubble myself.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Snacks(DD ranger) 403090

Go and fetch the others.
"Slime pony! Amber! Warren and Poor Soil has gone for Swift!" I called out.

Sion 403099

She's not here. You ask Glimmering. And she says she talked to her, but Sparkling just angrily went to back to the mansion of her father.

Something's wrong.
You focus, but the bubble appears way smaller then usual. You're stuck in a small magic dome.

The 2 of you are outside with Swift. You look around but there's nothing to be seen.
Swift curses. "I'll get the guard. We'll search this whole town if we have to."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403105

That's silly.
Slam through it and break it!
And since I am already slamming, jump off the windows, too.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403108

I'll nod, since this is out of our hooves now.

Snacks(DD ranger) 403110

"What do we do? Wait?"

Sion 403111

Well you're a silly, silly pony.
You slam, break through and fall through the window. You're outside now.

Swift gathers a large group of guards and they start systematically going through town. No sight of the slimepony for now.
You do notice some birds around.

Zona [Preacher] 403112

"Hmmm… do you know any dark arts practitioners in town?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403113

Get back to my hooves and run after the others.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403114

"Well, we have our payment. We should probably take the time to make certain we're properly outfitted again. And pick up our cloaks."
"One moment, Snacks."
I'll fly up near one of the birds.
"Your mistress might wish to know about this as well. Make certain she's safe."

Sion 403119

"There are none as far as we know.
Lord Silverhaze has some guests over, mages but if they conjured these beings, Lord Silverhaze would know and he wouldn't allow this to happen."

The bird doesn't fly away but simply chirps and turns it's beak pointing towards the inn.
You notice for the first time a number of birds sitting on the roof and some flying in and out of a room. She probably already knows.

You're with the others.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403123

Look around confused.
"What's happening?"

Zona [Preacher] 403124

"Hmph. Time to go visit him then. And Sparkling too, that dolt."

Snacks(DD ranger) 403127

I shrug.
"Zombie's? Guards are surrounding village, and pegasus pony is talking to birds. Look." I pointed up to the sky to Warren.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403130

Hmm. That could actually be helpful.
"Don't suppose you could lead us to that zombie, then?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403131

"Whoa, that's freaky!"

Sion 403132

The bird takes off and goes sit on the roof of a wooden house a bit further.

Glimmering nods.
"Very well. These are grave matters and we have to be sure. Shall we go now?"

Zona [Preacher] 403133

"Yes. Let's. Lead the way."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403134

"I'll take that as a yes."
"You two, this way!"
And then I'll follow the bird.

Snacks(DD ranger) 403135

I wait for Warren and look around, whats happening around me?

I stop
"What about Amber."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403136

"What's there?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403137

"She'll catch up! Or you could just carry her with us."

Snacks(DD ranger) 403138

Go inside the church, whisk away an unsuspecting crytal pony and carry her to follow Warren.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403139

"A lead."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403140

I shriek in surprise

Snacks(DD ranger) 403141

I grin.
"Sorry Amber, no time to spare. Must follow Warren for pegasus got a lead to solve problem."

Carry her still while following Warren.

Sion 403142

The 2 of you go to the Silverhaze Mansion.
It looks grand and beautiful in stark contrast with the wooden hovels that make up most of the town. There's a garden and a statue of a pony, the founder of Silverhaze Falls.
You both go inside with the guards and enter. Lord Silverhaze is there in his office.
He walks over to both of you.
"Miss Glimmering I just heard what happened. How can I help?"

All of you are next to the house. On top sits the bird. There is light inside.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403143

Slam the door down.

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403144

Well, let's take a look in the window. It does have windows, right?
I'll motion the others to circle the entrances to the house.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Zona [Preacher] 403145

Does he have a desk?
If so I slam a hoof on it for dramatic effect.
"HERESY! Somepony reanimated a corpse! We need every single necromancer to be rounded up and interrogated!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 403147

Wait for the others to do their thing and keep watch outside to look out for intruders.

While carrying Amber still.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403148

"I can walk on my own, you know!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 403151

I stop and look at her for a minute.
"Oh.. Snacks sorry." put her down.
"We are in a hurry so Snacks carried you. Crystal pony is kind of light and soft."

Sion 403156

Very stealthily you sneak to-

Nevermind. Soil slammed down the door.
Inside sit a stallion, a mare and a baby at a table, eating.
They look at you in surprise. The baby starts crying.

Lord Silverhaze frowns at you.
"I've heard of you, Miss Zona. As far as we know there are only 2 ponies with any expertise in necromancy in our town. And they are both under my roof and my guests. I can assure you they have been working tirelessly to help Silverhaze Falls.
And even if a necromancer would have reanimated a corpse, which one would it be? The corpse of the murder is safe in the cellar under guard pending further investigation."

Zona [Preacher] 403157

"Take me there then! I need to see it!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403158

Look out of the house, at the pegasus.
"Warren, is this where the zombie should be?"
Then, back at the family, giving a small nod.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403164

I'll sigh.
"That's what I was trying to find out. Without alarming anyone who might be inside!"
I'll fly around back, see if the tracks pick up again. Or if the thing booked it. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403168

I scrunch
"Am not!"

Snacks(DD ranger) 403173

I look at her wide eyed/
"Yes, crystal pone is."

Sion 403190

The mother goes to console the crying baby.
The father comes over.
"Just what in Tartarus do you think you're doing here? You can't just slam someponies door in."
Some guards come over including Swift.

You circle around the house but don't see any trace of the zombie.
The bird looks at you and then flies down, hitting the stallion with his beak.
"What the…" he tries to push the bird away.

"Very well. You can see for yourself."
He takes both of you down the cellar.
The corpse lies there.
On a table next to it lies a dagger, the murder weapon. It looks similar like the one you found.
"We kept it here for further investigation. If you are done with it, we'll burn it to prevent any possible taint."

Roll #1 5 = 5

Zona [Preacher] 403193

I take out the dagger I found.
Is it the same? Is the corpse the same?

"How the hell is this possible?"

Sion 403196

The bird is quite persistant.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403197

"We were just following zombies. Ask him."
Nod back towards Swift.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403201

I'll fly down as well, and adjust my monocle.
"Pardon me, but you wouldn't have happened to see a pony come out of the church recently, would you have?"

Snacks(DD ranger) 403202

I pointed.
"Why does bird is hitting stallion?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403203

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403206

"You do look a bit soft, Amber."

Snacks(DD ranger) 403210

I look at her and scratch my head.
"But she is, Amber is light and soft. Snacks dont lie."

"See, even pegasus agree and I lifted you."
"Crystal is light and soft."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403212

"She looks harder and colder than any other pony I've ever met."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403215

I'll just roll my eyes.

Sion 403217

The dagger looks surprisingly similar. With the key difference that yours seems to still have something on it. Maybe the poison that was used to kill that pony.
You remember how it scratched your flank a bit through your robes.

The man shoos the bird away that now flies away out of sight.
"Do you see any zombies here!? You barbarians just push my door in and talk about zombies?"
He points towards the inside, where his wife is still consoling the baby.

"I have not. And I'd like to not be disturbed in the middle of the night. First that murder of that Embers boy and now this? "

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403219

Angry scrunch.


… Cure on myself
"Explain how this dagger ended up in the church!"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403224

Shrug again.
"I just follow directions."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403225

"You have my apologies sir, but the… overzealous nature of my associate is something we all seem to regret each day. It's a wonder he's lived as long as he has."
"Oh come on, Amber, you're a lovely, lustrous young mare. Take the compliment."

Snacks(DD ranger) 403226

Stare at her wide eyed.
"But Snacks is just telling truth."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403242

"Don't patronize me! I'm a paladin! I'm not supposed to be soft!"

Sion 403243

You feel somewhat better. Still, you don't feel completely right. You might want to ask Glimmering about it later.
Lord Silverhaze walks up.
"I don't know…maybe what attacked you wasn't the corpse, maybe it was the killer himself. Coming to collect the evidence."
He pauses. "That might mean he'll come here too. I'll double the guard. And if you want to study it further I suggest you do it now."

Swift intervenes.
"Listen mister. We apologize for disturbing you, I can assure you it won't happen again."
The stallion mumbles as he goes back inside and a guard fixes the door.


I grumble and take a closer look at the corpse.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403248

"Of course not. But that doesn't mean you can't be. After all, the harder something is, the easier it is to break by bending it too far."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403249

Clear my throat.
"So, what now? I mean, other than talking lies about Amber."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403252

I lower my ear and step back.
"Snacks is sorry if pony gets angry, Snacks doesnt mean it."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403255

"I'm not a softie! I'm an adult, you know!"

I stick out my tongue at him

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403259

I'll snicker slightly.
"Of course you are. And as the fight against the manticore proved, you're a strong pony as well. Just remember that being flexible is just as important as being strong."

Sion 403264

The corpse is in a very advanced state of decay. It looks like it has been dead for weeks, even though you know it looked only dead for a day just this afternoon. You figure you can't even be sure how long it had been dead then.
You suddenly notice something else on its face. Some traces of a red rocks, rust on his back and hooves.

Swift comes over to you.
"We'll take care of the search. I suppose you could go to the supplies store to pick up your armor and then stay at the inn. I'll talk to all of you tomorrow to tell what we found."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403266

I stare at her tongue for a moment before giving her an irritated look and look away.

I approach Poor.
"Warren brought us here, perhaps we should ask him."

Zona [Preacher] 403269

I point at it

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403270

"Too late, we got leave!"
"Fine by me! Ah!"

Off to the supply store I go!

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403272

"I was following one of that forest pony's birds here. I figure she'd not want a zombie walking around, and decided to trust it."
I'll nod slightly.
"And they might be done with our cloaks as well, Snacks."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403273

"Whelp, then we shall head back, Snacks think all of us are tired after manticore hunt ya?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403274

I huff and walk off
"If anypony needs me, I'll be doing hardy paladin things!"
To the church!

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403277

I bit my lips upon remembering the cloaks.
"Yes, Snacks cloaks."

I look at her as she leaves.

Head to the store along with Warren.

Sion 403296

You're there!
"Ha welcome. Always open 24/7. I s'pose ye want yer loot eh?"
Mug for Soil
2 cloaks for Snacks, one pony size.
1 cloak for Warren.

You're there. Some guards are guarding the church but they let you in.
Now that there's light you can fully see the destruction. Statues tumbled. Books on the floor. That slime everywhere.

Lord Silverhaze and Glimmering look closer.
"By the Sisters, that looks like…it came from the mines. There's that same rust there in parts."
Silverhaze angrily looks at the guards.
"Why didn't all of you see this???"
He turns to you.
"Thank you, Miss Zona. You are truly a marvelous detective."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403298

Ack! That's horrible! Is Cadence okay?

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403299

Grin and go look at the mug.
Then, dump the skull and fur.
"How does this look for my armor? Oh, and I need a new shield. Something as big as the last one, but plated in metal. And with this on top."
Tap on the manticore skull.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403301

I smile at the cloaks and fold the pony sized one neatly.

Look at the mug.

Zona [Preacher] 403302

I puff my chest proudly
"But of course! Sun guide me!"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403303

Ah, lovely. I'll put the cloak on.
Mmm, yes, that's the stuff. Very fashionable.
And then I'll pull out the other bottle of Manticore blood, and the bottle of manticore venom.
"Now, I believe you said the blood has a rather magical property to it?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403308

Grin at him and giggle a bit.
"I know, riiiiiight?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403314

I look at the two of them.
"Snack will leave for a moment."

Go to the church.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403315

"I hope she likes it!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403319

Wave him goodbye.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403320

I blush at Warren.
"I… its not, she might get cold."

Head there.

Sion 403322

Her small statue lies shattered on the ground.

"Miss Zona, do you already have a place to stay here in Silverhaze Falls? I'll make sure you and miss Glittering get fine accomodations in the local inn, with the church in such a mess."

He gives is it a good look. "Ah yes. We can do something about it. Lemme ask ya friend. Would ya like a boring old shield with a skull on top? Or would you like a shield with a skull that shines with FIRE?"

He takes a look at it. "Yes, the blood itself functions as a special catalyst. Allowing a mage to enchant certain objects, like armor or weapons."

You're at the church.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403325

I gasp
Running over there I pick up some of the pieces and cradle them in my hooves, tears welling up in my eyes

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403326

"Remarkable. I don't suppose you could use it to enchant this cloak against the elements, and perhaps acid?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403332

"You mean I can shoot fire wit h my shieeeld?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403333

Seeing Amber, I approach herwhile hiding the cloak.
"Is Amber okay? What happened?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403341

"T-T-They ruuuuuined it! It's brokeeeeen!"
I start crying openly now, my coat losing its shine completely

Sion 403345

He smiles.
"Ah'm not a mage. And even then, we'd usually need some more essences to bind the magical effect together. Take for example the shield here." Points to Soil.

"Not shoot. But it would be a permanent fire burning through the skull. Hurting enemies." He takes the shield.
"Ah can fix it up fo now. But if you ever find Elemental Fire essence, usually found with Fire Elementals, I can do something real fine wit it."

Zona [Preacher] 403347

"No, I don't. That sounds good, doesn't it sister?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403349

I approach her, stroke her mane and try to comfort her as much as possible.
"Amber must not cry, we can fix it up again good as new, Snacks will help."


Roll #1 5 = 5

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403351

Grin even wider.
"Oh you bet.
So, want me to carve the wooden core? We cover it in sheets of metal and then place the skull on top, right?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403352

I'll recollect the bottle of blood.
"And the venom? I don't suppose I could get that in a more useable form? Dunking bolts in it in the middle of combat doesn't sound like the best idea."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403357

I keep sobbing quietly
"But why did they doooo thiiiis!?"

Sion 403361

Glimmering nods. Silverhaze continues
"Very well then. I'll make the necessary arrangements. I'll hear from you soon. And please, have a good rest. The events of today must have been very tiring."

"Yes, and we need some of that Manticore blood to bind it together once we got dat fire essence. Remember that. It might be too late now to make a proper wooden chunck but you can do that tomorrow."

"You can try to coat your blade or arrows with it."

>Manticore Poison (3 uses)

>When used, the next normal attack will, if success, deal an additional hit.

You have nothing to put them together again.
You do put some of the pieces besides each other and the form of Cadence becomes somewhat recognizable on the ground.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403365

I frown at my work and go close to Amber, hoping that little effort puts a smile on her.

Keep quiet. seeing her lack of luster, I sadly frown.
With that I pull out the cloak that I plan as a gift for her and wrap it around her.

Sion 403366

Extra information: Manticore poison is an automatic instant

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403367

"We got some of it, dun' worry."
Because we took two vials, and I only turned in one.
"What about the mane and the armor?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403368

"I suppose that'll have to do."
I'll nod to the shopkeep, and then pick up the bottle of venom.
"See you later, Soil."
And then I'll head back to that inn.

Zona [Preacher] 403369

"One more thing, about your daughter. Where is she?"

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403372

I took two bottles, and you rifled through my pack. Were Warren a pettier pegasus, he'd tell you to get your own.


I keep sniffling for a while and curl up.
Try not to fall asleep as the fatigue and sadness gets to me.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403376

We killed those manticores together honey. The money is shared and so is the rest of the loot.
Not like Soil asked for the poison!

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403377

Guess I don't.
"… I'm so tired…"

Sion 403379

Of course, that's why you got more then one vial in the first place.
"I can put the mane around the top of your armor and neck. It would look magnificent. But too tired now. Come back tomorrow, we'll fix ya up. For the right price."

You're there.
Red and Harv are there as well.

"Sparkling? She should be in her room.
Hasn't left since she came back."

You can decide amongst each other on how to split the blood.
There will be other opportunities to gather similar stuff, so don't go completely crazy about it pls.

You stay awake. The head of Cadence is still intact and you see it smile at you, admidst the destruction.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403380

And we could have had two bottles if you'd just lied to the guy and showed off the rest of the manticore bits instead.

Zona [Preacher] 403381

"Stubborn child… I should go speak to her. Where is her room?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403382

Hug her lightly and just let her cry it all out.

"Me too…"

"If Amber dont mind, Snacks can carry her to her bedroom."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403383

And zero pay and future jobs.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403386

Nod with a grin, take the mug and be off to the inn, we feast tonight!

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403387

I sniffle

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403388

Excellent. Tea for two, then, and I'll go knock on that pegasus's door.
"Miss? I hope you don't mind my bothering you, but I do believe I promised you a cup of tea."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403391

Wrap her with the cloak and bring her back to her room. Put her down to her bed and stand there beside her.
"Please dont cry, Snacks dont want to see Amber lose her colors."

Sion 403393

Lord Silverhaze frowns.
"She already heard about the attack at the church and she's very distressed. I can let both of you speak to her but don't make her more upset."
He takes you to her room. You find Sparkling crying in her bed.

She opens and checks the hall.
"You're alone? Good then. Come in."
The room is a lot bigger then yours.
There's a big bed. You see 3 birds sitting on the window. You see a desk with some notes and a beautiful golden necklace with a pink butterfly. There's a small table where you can set the tea.

You're there.

You be at the inn with your mug.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403395

I curl up in bed and shut my eyes closed.
"I need to sleep…"

Zona [Preacher] 403397

"Sparkling, child. Why are you crying?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403398

I smile and nod.
"Good night "
"If Amber pony needs anything, I'll be at other room."

WIth that head out and close her dfoor, go back to my room too and rest

Sion 403399

Pausing now.
We'll continue next time.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403401

I'll set down the tea on the table.
"So I take it you were aware of the ruckus in town today? Something about a zombie?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403402

Bump into her.
"The statue of pony cadence broken, Cadence is important pony that liberate crystal pony from slavery. Her statue's destruction makes Amber sad."

Sion 403403

Wrong, she's not here. she's at Silverhazes mansion

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403404


Rolling for restful sleep and good dreams after that traumatic experience.

Roll #1 6 - 1 = 5

Sion 403408

It's one of those dreamless heavy sleep.
Not good, but certainly not bad.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403409

Get some restful sleep.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sion 403410

You don't really sleep well.
Maybe you're still too stressed out by todays events.
You might want to wait a bit before sleeping fully. I think the others will be awake for a bit still.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403411

Aren't we paused?

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403412

Just let my head rest on the wall adjacent to Amber and just rest, not sleep.

Sion 403413

Yes, I'm off to bed now. I was merely remarking how 2 characters are still having conversations going on this in-game evening, next session. Now I'm off for real.

Zona [Preacher] 403429

I was going to check on Sparkling


Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403430

I'm chilling at the inn with more bits that I have ever seen in my whole life and a wicked bear-head mug.
Let's order some sweet nectar.

Sion 403431

She turns to you, sobbing.
"I've heard what happened. The whole church got trashed….those cultists won."

The mare goes to sit next to the table.
"Ah yes, the zombie incident. Tell me, why does everypony seem to assume it's a zombie.
My birds tell me an ordinary stallion entered and left the church."

Sion 403432

Red comes over to take your order.
You want some more of that cider or something else?

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403433

Is it the next day or is still night? If it is still night perhaps I might get up and go down to grab a drink.

Zona [Preacher] 403434

"As long as blood continues pumping through my veins, they have not won. I don't know exactly what filth is responsible for that blasphemy, but I don't intend on letting it go unpunished."
I look down on her
"Now, are you going to continue weeping uselessly or get back to your duties and help ponies out? The Sisters still need us."

Sion 403435

Still night.
You're down with Soil.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403436

"I dunno Red, what's the best thing you have? I am in a happy mood!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403437

"Red, Snacks might want something not heavy, just something to help Snacks off trouble from mind and able to sleep."

Take a seat next to Soil
"Poor Soil looks like in good mood. What did you ask leather maker to make for you?"

Sion 403438

She dries her tears.
"Yes, yes you're right. I can't let the Sisters down. What can I do to help?"
She looks at you and Glimmering.

"Do you want a sip of that 20-year old Hard Cider?"
You roll a 1d20 on your level of drunkness. 10 is completely smashed, anything above it is crazy level of drunk.

"Just a glass of warm milk or a little nightcap?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403439

Grin at him and start gesturing.
"You know my shield burnt down, right? Next thing in the morning I'm gonna make one ten times better! Ah! See, we place the manticore skull on top and it spits flames!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403440

"Do I?" Grin wide.

Zona [Preacher] 403441

"There will always be wounded coming to us to seek healing. Even with what happened at the church, we cannot let ponies down and leave their injuries unattended."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403442

"Nightcap for Snacks."

I grin.
"What really? Snacks is impressed."
I then take a sip.

"And it spit flames? How?"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403443

"Guess we just gotta hunt a fire demon or something, and stuff its essence into the shield! Easy stuff, no?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403444

"Easy? Snacks is surpirsed its like that. Snack thoughts such things are the domain of magic users."

Sion 403445

You get a shot of the stuff.
Roll a 1d20

She nods. "Right I'll do my best. I'll be there first thing tomorrow."
Glimmering comes over to you.
"Sparkling, I think you should also keep an eye on those mage guests. Don't do anything reckless. Just try to find out what they're doing. As the daughter of Regal, you won't draw any suspicion."

Here you go.

Red comes sit with both of you.
"A fire demon? I've never heard of something like that around Silverhaze."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403446

"I'm not the one stuffing the essence into the skull, the leatherworker will."

Roll #1 10 = 10

Zona [Preacher] 403447

"Right. They might be filthy heretics."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403448

Ops. I'm smashed!
Immediatly, a silly smile goes on my face as I look at the glass.
Then back at red.
And burst into laughter.

Sion 403449

Completely smashed, but not hallucination level. Better luck next time.

Sparkling nods enthusiastically.
"I'll do my best. I won't let you down, Glimmering."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403450

I look at Red.

"Where is mage that we save? F… flame thorn is her name right?"

"Ah, old pony is skilled if Snacks is correct."

Zona [Preacher] 403451

"Be careful though, child. You never know…"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403452

I like this anyway.
Does the place look any different now that I'm smashed?
"Heeeey! We neeed MUSHIC!"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403453

Drink along with Poorsoil

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sion 403454

Red smiles.
"You certainly know how to drink. Most ponies just fall down unconcious after one drink."

"Firethorn? She's still at the mansion. I haven't seen her since she arrived here with all of you."

"Don't worry. Like Glimmering said, I'm the daughter of Regal, nopony will suspect me."

It looks a lot more wavy. Colors are brighter, everything is more…intense.
Red looks around. "I wonder what happened to those bards we had over last night…"

Sion 403455

Goes straight up your dog brain.
You keep staring at Red.

Zona [Preacher] 403456

"… Right. But these heretics may go far to protect themselves!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403457

"The bards that hated the Princesses? Good riddance! This place deserves better music!"

Amber 403458

To hell with this.
I can't sleep with this sadness, let's go back downstairs

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403459

"Heeeeey Sparkle!"
Drunkardly wave at her.

Sion 403460

Welcome to downstairs with Red, the only sober one, Soil and Snacks.

"It might be dangerous, but I'll do it. Celestia will guide and protect me."
She certainly looks determined.

Sion 403461

"It still was nice. We don't get too many bards around here. I sometimes play the flute. But I can't play for shit."

Amber 403462


I sigh and walk over to Red
"Miss Red? I'd like a drink please…"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403463

Uh… Okay.
I might just try to stand up then.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403464

"Thats good to hear, perhaps Snack may visit her tommorow and ask questions."

I look at Sparkle and approach her.
"Doesh Amber feel okay now?" I kneel to her eye level.

Sion 403465

You fall over, face down. Red helps you up and sits you down.
"Maybe you have enough for tonight, sugarcube."

"Non-alcoholic like yesterday?"

Amber 403466

"Not really, I just cant sleep."



Roll #1 2 = 2

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403468

"But Ah want shomethin…
Music! An' warm bath'n stuff…"
Try to piece together this coherently.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Amber 403469

"No. Gimme something strong."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403470

Point her at the 20yo cider.
"That! Good!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403471

"Lets drink then." I smile.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403472

"Something strong too for Snacks."

Sion 403473

Red winces.
"Let me just give you something a little lighter."
She gives Amber a shot of hard cider, not too strong.

"Well, it looks like oyu could use a bath. Let me help you."
She helps you up.
"I'll be right back" she smiles at Amber and Snacks.
She takes you to another room and gets some water running into a bathtub.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403474

Look at the bathtub and cock my head.

Sion 403475

Cider 20 for you.
Roll a 1d20 for level of drunkness.
10 being completely smashed, above you'll start to see things.


I need to walk the dogs, be back in a sec

Roll #1 8 = 8

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403477

Sit next to Amber and drink.


Roll #1 3 = 3

Sion 403478

It doesn't seem to do much now.
Then again, you're already drunk from the last cider you had.
Better luck next time.

You take a sip, you're not too drunk.

Red grins. "Fine."
She adds some soap to the bath and it fills up with all sorts of shiny bubbles.
You have a nice hot bath with bubbles now.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403479

Giggle a bit and start undressing.
Armors are hard to take off…

Roll #1 9 = 9

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403480

Not so much it seems!

Sion 403481

You do it very well.
Red turns around.
Rolling for her not to take a peek '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Sion 403482

She's a very professional pony right now.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403483

Just sit there while drinking and stare at Amber. Does she still lack the luster of a happy crystal pone?

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403484

"Uh, where do I put this? She might get wet…"
Hold Molly up.

Sion 403485

You'll have to ask Tela when she gets back

Red turns around and looks surprised at the doll.
"That's so…cute." She says with a smile.
She takes the doll and puts it up a rack.
"There, there's no way she can get wet now."
She grins.
"Is there anything else you need?"


I like it! Another!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403487

Is there?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403488

"Do you have one of those ducks?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403489

Go along with her.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Amber 403490

I do, though I'm starting to get some shine back.

Sion 403491

For a pony who's never really drunk before you can certainly hold your drink.
Also >>403483 ???

"Uh, I don't think so…but we've got a little toy we keep for kids." She takes out a little squid doll.

Still nothing.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403492

I'm an adult though! Stronk pone!
"I need something stronger."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403493

Shrug and roll over into the tub.
"No matter. Bath now. Warm water, good…"
I should try to scrub myself and not fall asleep in the process.

Roll #1 5 = 5


That's not an answer.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403495

I look at my drink then to Amber.
"Perhaps Amber likes what I drink. You want me to serve crystal pone one?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403496


Sion 403497

"Well, if you need anything, you just have to shout."
Red walks out again, a glimpse of disappointment on her face.

"Okay but I warn ya, this is strong."
Cider 20 for you
1d20, 10 completely smashed, higher is hallucinations and stuff.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403498

What a silly mare. I wonder what she wanted.
'1d10-2' for realization.
Start scrubbing.

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


I grin and take the mug, pouring it down! I can take it!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403500

Go to the tap and help Red with the drink. Give it Amber.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403501


Roll #1 12 = 12


"You too!"
Drink this one up too!

Roll #1 15 = 15

Sion 403503

You feel pretty tired and the water is pretty relaxing.
Nope. Silly mares.
Scrubbing works good. You're very clean. And the waters still hot.

What a champion!

You feel lightheaded. The room begins to shine and the floor starts to roll around and shift. All colors turn wild, like they're oversaturated.

And that was one too many.
You feel lightheaded. The room begins to shine and the floor starts to roll around and shift. All colors turn wild, like they're oversaturated.
You turn your head and see one of your old friends from the Crystal Empire sitting next to you. Enjoying a drink with you. This doesn't surprise you at all.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403504

Climb out of here before I fall asleep and dry myself.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403505

Hug my good ol' friend!
"Heyyyyy! You!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403506

I put down the drink and rest for a while.

I smile.
"Like the bear cloak crystal pony?"

Sion 403507

You're out. You feel refreshed and ready.
You put on your armor and don't forget Molly!
You go out of the room just in time to see Amber hug the air.

He hugs you back.
"Amber, so good to see you again. I missed you."

Red looks concerned at Amber.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403508

She's gonna hurt herself.
Bubble her.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Zona [Preacher] 403509

"Just don't get yourself hurt because of recklessness, child. And don't be afraid to tell us when you need help."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403510

I look at her, who is she hugging? Tap her back.
"Ish Cryshtal pony okay?" I try to held myself together

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403511

"How's… How's it going!? You look good! Shiny!"
I giggle at nothing in particular

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403512

Walk over to him.
"Sup with her?"

Sion 403513

She's bubbled.
She doesn't seem to be hugging anything.
Red turns to both of you. "I fear she's had a little too much. Happens sometimes with cider this strong."

He smiles.
"I'm doing great. We're all doing great back in the Crystal Empire. We miss you, but we know that being an adventurer is what you wanted to be. But how are you doing? You don't look shiny at all!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403514

Nod slowly.
"Better take her to bed. Help me?"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403515

I nod with Poor Soil.

Stagger and try to carry her.
"Amber has too much drinking, time for sleep."

Zona [Preacher] 403516

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403517

"You wait, she's a girl, that's not nice, carry her like that!"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403518

I immediately start crying
"It's terriiiible! They… They ruined Cadence! It made me so saaaaaad!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403519

"Eh? In what way is Snacks carrying her wrong?" I look at him while carrying Amber.

Sion 403520

Red intervenes.
"It's best we convince her she goes to bed on her own. If we try to force her she might hurt herself.

You're not carrying Amber yet. At least roll if you want to try.

He puts his arm around you.
"There, there. It was just a statue.
Cadence is with us in the Crystal Empire."

Sion 403521

She nods.
"I'll do my best. You can count on me."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403522

You can't carry her like that, she's bubbled.
Turn and shout to Amber.
"Hey crystal pony! Sleep now!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403523

"How do we convhince hersh to go to bed?" I scratch my head.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403524

I sniffle
"B-But… it was part of the s-shrine a-and… and what if there are other crystal p-ponies that want to p-pray to her but can't because her s-statue is broken!? I should h-have protected it! It's my f-faaault!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403525

"We yell at her?"
New idea.
Turn towards her and yell.
"Hey! Zombies!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403526

I shake her lightly and force her to look at me.
"Ambersh, are you okay? Who are you talking too?" I look at her concerned.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Zona [Preacher] 403527

"Good. Blessings upon you, Sister Sparkling. May the Sun watch over us."

Sion 403528

Red says "We can try to talk to her."

"Amber dear, who are you talking to?" she says in a kind voice.


Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403529

I scream and crawl under the table

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403530

"Good, you are awake. You were talking with the air a minute ago."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403531

I whimper from under the table
"My frieeend! But t-there's zombies now!"

Zona [Preacher] 403532

Sure. With Glimmering.
"To the inn, sister?"

Sion 403533

Red looks at you angrily.

Red looks under the table.
"It's allright dear, there are no zombies here. You're safe."
Your friend is still on the table.
"There's nothing. Come sit down here."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403534

"What? She's awake now at least!"
"No zombies here. And you have the bubble, that makes you safe."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403535

Try to be more comforting and stroke her mane.
"No zombies, please pony calm down." I whimper.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403536

I sniffle
"A-Are you sure?"

"… Oooookay."
I crawl from under the table and lean in on my friend
"W-Weren't you afraaaaaid?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403537

"Amber, you should go to sleep."

Sion 403538

"Of course sister."
You walk outside.
On the way Glimmering turns to you.
"We can count on Sparkling, she may be impulsive but she's smart, she can handle herself.
Can you show me that dagger again, miss Zona?"

Red looks at you kindly. "Of course, my dear. And I'm sure Soil and Snacks agree. Now tell me where your friend is, what is he saying to you?"

"Don't shout at her anymore" Red says quietly but sternly.

Sion 403539


Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403540

"I-I don't wanna! My friend is here! We should paaaartyyyy! Weeee!"

"W-We're talking about Cadence! She… She got ruuuuined!"
I start sobbing again

Zona [Preacher] 403541

I take it out
"You sure did take your time back when you went to get Sparkling, sister."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403542

I look down a bit as she leans on Poor Soil.

Try to comfort her.
"Cadence statue can be remade again. Snacks can help if he can."

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403543

"But… I f-failed to protect it!"
I start crying openly now
"I'm a teeeeerrible paladin!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403544

Look confused, but shrug.
"There is nobody here but us. Your friend must be waiting upstairs!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403545

I scratch my head a bit.
"Its not Ambers fault, we are away when statue attack. Crystal pony cant be everywhere at the same time."

I then put a paw on her.
"Amber need to rest. Start fresh tomorrow."

Fidget 403546

"Well, it seems that something covered in some weird goo harassed a priest in there, and wrecked all the shrines. If it wasn't a zombie, then that means that that priest was either mistaken, under an illusion, or lying. And to be fair, she seemed to much of a sourpuss to lie to ponies she just met."
And I'll pour the tea for each of us, and offer the cup.

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403547

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403548

"He's right there you dummyyyy!"
I point at where I think he's sitting
"Lesssall be frens!"

I throw my hooves in the air, completely forgetting my sorrow
"No! Party tiiiiime!"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403549

"Uh. Talk 'bout him."
Try to make her seat down.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403550

I shrug.
"Party time then Crystal pone."

Get her drink and switch it with a lighter drink(1d10)
"Lets drink.pony!"

Roll #1 7 = 7

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403552

"He's my freeeeeend! My old freeeeend! We went to the same class!"

I joyfully throw my hooves in the air

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403553

Party Hard.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403554

"Was he always invisible?"

Sion 403555

"I talked with Sparkling a long time. If I had known I'd have come back immediately…."
She studies the dagger for a second.
"Interesting, it seems it still has some of the poison on it. I'd like to check it later. If my suspicions are true however, you're lucky you didn't get stabbed."

Your friend puts his hand in the air too.
Red comes closer. "Amber, I'm sure the statue can be remade. It's just a statue."

Drink I guess.

She's still on her chair.

"Hmmm. I have some ideas about that….but I'd have to make sure about some things first. What do you know about the Old Fort?"
She takes the cup, a white bunny suddenly jumps on her hooves and sniffs the tea, then nods to her.
"Oh I'm sorry, this is my bunny Angel, he always looks out for me."
She nuzzles the bunny.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403556

"But I still let it get brooooken!"

I look at him with wide eyes

Zona [Preacher] 403557

"I did get slashed! But I went ahead and healed it! Thought I'd felt something…"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403558

"Yer frend. I can't see him!"
Slump down on a chair myself.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403559

"But he's right heeeere! Say hi!"

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403560

I stare at the spot for a moment.
"Hi?" I wave at the air.

"Is pony friend invisible?"

Sion 403561

She looks at you shocked.
"Quick, where did you get slashed? If it's the poison I think, one healer isn't enough."

Red looks at you. "But it wasn't your fault."
Your friend looks over at you as well.
"Don't let yourself get down Amber. Cadence wouldn't want you to be sad."

You wave at the empty chair.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403562

I giggle
"Stop being so sillyyyyy!"

Zona [Preacher] 403563

"Whatever do you mean, sister?"
I point at the wound
"Surely Celestia granted me the power to cure any poison!"


"You're right… I should… I'm sorry!"
I try to hug him

Roll #1 6 = 6

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403565

I frown a bit, I then nod to what Red has said.

I smile at her seeing her laughing.
"So Snacks is being silly now? T.. thats fine Snacks guess." I then fold my arm.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403566

Turn to Red.
"Is this cider some kind of drug?"

Sion 403567

"This isn't just any wound. It can be healed by holy power, but it needs a lot of energy. Watch."
She uncerimoniously lifts your robes at the wound and you see that part of your coat near the slash has turned black, partly obscuring even your cutie mark. In the middle you notice the tiniest of slashes, you shudder to think what it might have done if punctured an artery.

Good hug. He smiles.
"Here drink this and you'll feel better."
He shoves you a glass filled with a glittering shining fluid. Roll a 1d10 to drink it.
Note to everyone: only Amber can see it.

Red looks concerned at Soil and Snacks.
"I think we might have to put her in bed after all, she seems completely gone…"

Zona [Preacher] 403568


Sion 403569

She looks at you awkwardly..
"It has some special tendencies. Our cousins call it "the spirit of the apple" and it's supposed to teach ponies things."


"Ooooooh! Shiny! Reminds me of hooooome!"
Drink it up!


Roll #1 5 = 5

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403571

I tilt my head as she makes a drinking gesture.
"But Amber is not drinking anything?" I scratch my head.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403572

"If that's so..

Sion 403573

Glimmering puts your robes back.
"Quick, we need at least 2 healers for this. You and me can try. We'll go to the inn, get your room and treat it as quickly as possible."
She beckons you to follow her.

As you drink the glass, your friend whispers in your ear. "Remember, Cadence is in your heart, not in a statue."
Once the glass is up, the room starts spinning and you feel sick.
Red, recognizing the signs, quickly gets a bucket and you barf your guts out.
Once it's done you seem to stabilize again, your friend is suddenly gone.

Red grumbles and gives you another Cider 20 "But if you barf too, you'll clean it yourself."

Zona [Preacher] 403574

"Right! Damn whoever is behind this travesty!"
Hurry after her

Sion 403575

Notice: once you're ready we'll proceed to the next day.

The conversation of Warren and Flutters will be done in a timewarp.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403576

Is my… head clear again?

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403577

Laugh at Amber.
"Who's silly now Pony! AHAHAHA!"

Sion 403578

You're in. You get a room and lie down.
"We need 2 healers for this. I'll start you help."
Rolling for heals '1d10+2'
You roll as well.

It is, sort of. You feel terribly tired and a bit confused. But you also don't feel as sad anymore as before.

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403579

"Ah'd never have you clean up a mess I made, sugar!"

Roll #1 6 = 6


Haha this is going to hurt

Roll #1 1 = 1

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403581

"Snacks? What… w-what's happening?"

"I don't understand…"
I look at Red helplessly

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403582

I'll nod slightly to the rabbit.
"A pleasure, I'm sure."
And then I'll pour myself some tea.
"As for what I know of the old fort, I'm afraid not much, though we passed by it on the way to the manticore's cave. It seemed to be related to Diamond Dogs, but I couldn't make out the engraving on the statue we saw."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403583

I wipe my tears.
"Crystal pony has been drinking too much and told us she got a friend nearby. An invisible friend at that."

"Feel refreshed? Amber needs to clean herself up after that."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403584

"Looks like you drank too much."
Let out a long laugh.

Sion 403585

Both of you start focusing your healing power, right when the wound suddenly starts hurting terribly. You bite your tongue not to scream and focus a prayer to Celestia.

After what seems like hours, the pain starts to decrease. You look again at your flank. The area around one side of your flank is still black and the scratch has deepened, some decayed flesh appeared around it. You can still move your hooves though and it doesn't hurt for now.

Glimmering sits down exhausted. "Celestia be praised if we had waited a few minutes longer, you might have been lost."

You can still hold your own. No visions here chief.

She gives you a hug. '1d10'
"It's okay. You just drank a little too much. Do you feel better now?"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Zona [Preacher] 403586

I pant in exhaustion as well
"What kind… of vile… poison… is this?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403587

"Doesn't work for me. Maybe you have to be all magic and stuff."
Put the glass down and take my armor.
"I'm off."
Go upstairs.

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403588


"Oh… yes, a little."
I sigh, hanging my head in shame
"Sorry for being sick like that, miss Red. I didn't want to be a bother to you."

Sion 403589

She takes a sip from the tea.
"A long time ago, a dragon lived there. It had come here from far to the north and enslaved the local diamond dogs. Forcing them to work for him and worship him as a god.
He was blessed by Grogar, the Lord of Necromancers and wreaked terrible destruction upon the neighbouring lands."
She puts her cup down.
"That is, until a group of druids decided enough was enough."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403590

Give her a confused look.
"Crystal pony is having…. you know what doesnt matter. At least Amber is herself again."

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403591

"And, if I'm taking the direction of this correctly, that dragon is what you're trying to stop the local lord from fiddling with? And that zombies don't wander terribly far from the fort?"

Sion 403592

She nods.
"A few months ago, a group of guards tried to breach the Old Fort mines. They were driven back but this was a direct violation of the pact the druids who used to live here made with the founder of Silverhaze.
When that happened, a few birds flew hundreds of miles to warn me and I came here. I've been investigating here ever since. The zombies can't wander outside the fort. But it's not them I'm concerned with. If the dragon got loose again….that would be horrible."

"Oh it's okay dear. Maybe you should get some rest now."

You're upstairs, ready for the next day?

Glimmering looks at you.
"The worst sort. Magical in nature and it seems to be everywhere around here. It's similar to the toxic gasses found in the mines."
She sighs and tries to heal you some more.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11


"Bah. How filthy. Why is nothing done about it?"
Do the same

Roll #1 3 = 3

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403594

"Considering it was strong enough to force an entire tribe of dogs to worship it as a walking god, I can see why. Though…"
I'll take a small sip from my tea.
"If it's so dangerous, why let it live?"

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403595

"I should… sleep. Yes…"
I get off my chair and head upstairs to bed.
"Good night…"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403596

Not like I have anything to do.
I mean, it's not like there is some mare ready for me a floor below or anything.

Sion 403597

"It seems to have stabilized. I don't think we'll need to do more healing. Normally this can take days, Celestia truly blessed you miss Zona." The black stuff is still there though.
"Maybe that will heal in time."

She takes a glance at the golden necklace on the desk.
"They didn't have the tools to deal with it properly…."
She turns back to you.
"And right now, with all the chaos in Equestria, my friends can't come here to help right now, so the dragon must be kept contained."

To the next day?

Hey you had a shot, not to mention that barfing must have been a downer on her mood tonight. I'll get you to the next day in a sec.

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403598

Follow her upstairs.
"Amber should after stressful day."

I then stop her for a moment.
"Will Amber feel good for now? Does she like cloak?"

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403599

A shot? What do you mean voice in my brain?
Who are you talking about?
The only mare in my life is Molly!

Zona [Preacher] 403600

"Yes… Let us hope so!"



"It's… nice."
I give him a weak smile

Roll #1 3 = 3

Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403602

"Well, miss, you just happen to have a band of monster hunters in this very inn. Once we're properly outfitted, I think we should be able to help out."
I'll adjust my monocle slightly.
"That is, of course, if you want our help."

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403603

I smile back.
"Thanks, Sleep tight."

Head back to my room and sleep.

Sion 403604

"You should rest. Tomorrow we'll find out what horrible monster did this."

"Mister Warren, if I didn't want your help, you'd never even have seen me, nor would you have been able to step one foot into this room."
She smiles kindly.
"I've been trying to find out who killed that stallion but none of my animals seems to have seen anything. That's disturbing since I've got most of the town and the forest dotted with animal spies.
But I've got a plan."

You're in the next day.
Welcome. Breakfast or are you immediately going for your stuff?

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403605

Breakfast of course.
Is my head buzzing?

Roll #1 10 = 10


How do I feel, RNG?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403608

Breakfast first before visiting the Firethorn and ask her about the manticore blood.

"Whats cooked today?" I ask Red.

Sion 403609

You feel great.
Alcohol doesn't even touch you.


Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403610

Pretty good, all things considered.


Warren [Male Pegasus Arcane Blade] 403611

I'll smile back.
"I'm all ears."

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403612

Down for breakfast I go! After dressing up an' shit, of course.
"I love this town!"
"Hey there! Feel better?"

Zona [Preacher] 403613

"Very well, sister Glimmering."
One last evening prayer '1d10'
Then bed.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sion 403614

"I want you and your friends to find out where he was killed. That should clear up the last of my questions. And then we'll end this.
I want you to take a mare with you as well. By the name of Zona. She might not be easy to work with, but she seems to have some detective skills. Tell her that if she works with all of you, you might have something to cure her. She'll know what you mean."

Red made some carrot pancakes, and some leftover bear for Snacks.

As you pray to Celestia the wound starts hurting again. This definately isn't a normal wound.
Welcome to the next day.
This de

Sion 403615

>this de.
Ignore that

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 403616

And with an animalistic roar, I will dig in.

Roll #1 4 = 4


… Another heal for the pains?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Snacks(DD Ranger) 403618

Go for the leftover bear and eat some of that pancakes.

I laughed a bit because of his enthusiasm to eat.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Amber [Crystal pony Ascendant] 403619

"A little, yeah."

aw yiss
dig in!

Sion 403620

I'll make a new thread hang on.

Sion 403623

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