After the brutal fight with the Metal Horror, you and your improvised companions quickly began the search for his master, Javier. Tracking him into the more desolate part of the sewers, you fought numbers of ponies loyal to the Prophet, they were simply no match for your skill and experience. You managed to reach the Inner Sanctum just in time to find Javier had killed the Prophet and gained control of the curious device he carried. Whatever the purpose of this device, when Javier pressed the button, something happened neither you, nor him, nor the Prophet expected. The black coffin in in the middle of the inner sanctum, the Black Sarcophagus they called it, exploded.
You drift in darkness for a long time… But then you feel something, something annoying on your face, something wet. You wake up to see a stallion with an empty bucket. Judging from your state, he just doused that bucket of water over you. You're in the middle of the streets of the Snake District, chaos is all around you, in the distance you see the smoking crater of what used to be Aureo Plaza, the market of the Snake District. Chaos all around you as ponies rush around, going through the ruins, searching for survivors or merely looting their remains. You see many ponies wounded, staggering away from the plaza with an empty stare. "You okay, buddy?" The stallion asks. You now realize you're not wearing your mask.
>>517904 He gasps as he's being restrained. "I don't know…the whole thing, it just exploded…I was looking around, when some big wounded Diamond Dog came out of it with you in his paws. He told me to take care of you and then he went away."
>>517918 Around you the streets start erupting into chaos as all kinds of ponies from other districts take this opportunity to loot. You manage to make it to your home and there are no signs of disturbance here yet.
>>517954 I guess that Diamond Dog Bersournig dragged you out. But he did take of your mask…to protect you or to steal them. Better check your bags when it's safe. And don't forget, you need to find Chill for your reward.
>>517993 Sigh. "Give me a second." Close the door. Walk to the living room's enterance. "I have to go. They need all available ponies at this chaos to try and fix this mess. Close the door and don't open it to anyone until I come back."
>>518013 Step closer and hug her neck, stroking her mane. Try to calm her down. "Shhh, shh, I know, and I want to be here with you, I want nothing more, but I have to go. I will get back as fast as I can, okay?" Look her in the eyes. "I promise."
>>518026 The two bodyguards nod and trot by your side, leading you to a nearby cafe. The entrance has been barricaded but they let you through when they see who you're with. Inside at a table sits Chill, smoking a cigarette. "Still in one piece? Good. Now, what happened out there? My men informed me Javiers body was found among the debris. Were you the one who set off theis explosion?"
>>518073 "Seems like Blood Diamond lost control of the Snake District and a zebra from the Diamond District is making a move on his territory." He taps his hooves. "This is unfortunate, because we would like this situation stabilized as soon as possible, another gang war could destabilize this district for months. So we need you to…take care of him."
>>518108 There are swords, axes, bows, clubs, hammers, a few pistols, daggers etc. Both one-handed and two-handed. "This is just a selection. If you need something else, it might very well be in my armory, I'd just have to send somepony to retrieve it."
>>524767 You put them all on. It looks a bit ridiculous to be honest. Being this loaded with sheats and holsters. Then again, once you fill them with guns and blades, nopony will dare say anything about it.
>>524871 As you show the guns, their mouths drop open. "Hol-" And you fire open, piercing them all in a mighty barrage. Before they have even a chance to react, all that's between you and the door is stepping over some cold dead corpses.
>>525910 You tenderly send another enemy to the underworld. The others fire into the large slab of stone you're hiding behind, sending pieces flying right next to you. The salvo stops as they reload. You may attack with a 3d10 A total of 6- will result in critfail, all else will be total damage done.
>>525926 On the second floor you see the guards have entrenched themselves on platforms out of your reach, the only way through is to run across the hallway, avoiding the gunshots. Or you could try to use heavy firepower to demolish those defenses.
>>525937 Even better, you throw the entire sack into the hall and jump away. A giant explosion blows a hole through the entire southern wall. They definitely know you're coming now. Part of the ceiling is becoming unstable and the stairs are blocked. You could try to climb through the hole, entering via the windows above.
>>525941 A paw burst through the wall as you climb and drags you in. You stare into the face of a massive one-eyed diamond dog, foaming in the mouth. "WELL WELL, TINY" He immediately throws you against the wall.
>>525946 He grabs you with one paw. "YOU WANNA RUIN MY OPERATION? TAKE THIS." He smashes you into the floor. Your dazed mind notices how unstable the floor is rather than attacking him, you could try to sweep the floor right from under him. That is, if you get out of this.
>>525972 You throw it into the debris, the fire spreads quickly and soon the entire place is a sea of flames. A shape of the big dog tries to climb out of the rubble, but is soon consumed by flames. You hear screams coming from the debris Time to get to the extraction point champion.
>>525980 They are tingling too late as 2 masked ponies jump down on you. You're helpless! Mr. Chill appears from a dark corridor. "Well, well, mister Grey, fine job…fine job indeed. I think that takes care of most loose threads…"
>>525988 You quickly grab that weapon and stab him with his own blade. "Good thing I brought more then. Guards!" 3 more massive guards jump out of the corridors. Including the nicely dressed bodyguards you met earlier.
>>526002 Your vision starts to turn black… "Goodbye, Mr Gr-WHAT?!" The 2 guards beside you are grabbed from behind and thrown against the wall. Dark green hooves grab the pony strangling you. You drop to the ground and the pony screams as your unknown rescuers….Changelings?!? break his arms.
>>526005 You grab Mr. Chill, who almost seemed to have forgotten you until you grab him. More Changelings pour in, quickly overwhelming the guards. Chill shouts angrily. "What are you doing?!? He's the guy, this guy right here. If your Mistress hears abou-" "I already know" says a feminine voice, sensual and warm from the shadows. Chill turns pale.
>>526012 From the shadows emerges a large creature. She's green like a changeling, but far bigger and her eyes show an intelligence far beyond the average Changeling. Her long dark green hair obscures her face partly and there's an appendage resembling a crown on her head. "M-mylady? I did what you asked!" stammers Chill. "That is funny. I recall telling you to take care of the Snake District. Not ordering you to kill this one." She looks to you. "Finish him."
>>526015 Fucking hell, is that what I think it is? …is that a fucking queen?! "With pleasure." Let's make this art. The backstabbing motherfucker doesn't deserve any less. Place the blade at his barrel, slowly raising it, perssing it more and more until I find the ribs. Start counting them, and when I arrive at the two that protect the heart… stab between them. It really paid off to study anatomy in high school for this whole murder business.
>>526021 Drop his body and turn to the queen while shaking the blood off the blade. Don't lower it. "I guess this is the part where I try to kill as many changelings as I can before they overpower me and take me to a rape dungeon to suck the life out of me."
>>526022 She chuckles. "Not quite." Her Changelings surround you, but do not move. The Queen paces around. "As you might have guessed by now, I'm Chills employer, which makes me in a way, yours. You have done many services for me. Performed well. I like that."
>>526028 She looks at Chill. "I need someone to overlook my operations here, now that he proved to be inadequate. Comfy job, good pay, you won't have to go out at all times of the day killing ponies. Just be my face. And make sure the right orders, go to the right ponies."
>>526036 She pauses. "No…no I won't. I have learned in the past, that ponies who are forced into service make for terrible servants. I guess then, it is time to say goodbye. But of course, there is still the matter of your reward for this mission." A changeling flies to you and hoofs you a vial with a white fluid.
>>526046 "No. But we will be watching. As always." She chuckles. "A propos, Chill had sent a bodyguard to your home as well…we had sent servants to stop him. But it seems that wasn't necessary. Seems young Green is tougher than she seems…"
>>526050 Nod, and shove some changelings away to make way for myself. "I will." Turn back. "Two more things. One, thank you. Two, you saw what I can do. I won't tolerate any changelings near her. Peroid."
>>526054 Fucking hell… …fucking hell, did I just seriously survive meeting a queen scoff free? First alley I see, ditch all the clothes, harnesses, sheaths, weapons and… all the masks. All of them. Burn them.
>>526060 Right inside you see the body of one of Chills bodyguards. Dead. A bit further on a table is Green weeping with her sister trying to comfort her next to her. Next to them is a bloody knife As soon as she sees you, she runs for you and hugs you tight. "Greyididntwanttodoithecameforusididntknowwhattodoididntwanttodoit"
>>526065 Keep hugging her, patting her mane with a hoof. "Green, you did it to keep yourself safe… he was the one who left you no choice… I'm sorry for not being here to protect you. It will never happen again."
>>526069 It starts ever so slowly. She moves her head up to you and your eyes lock. There are those deep green eyes, a bit red and watery but as she looks into yours, slowly her lips curl into a smile and her eyes shine. Without a word, in perfect synchronicity your eyes close and your lips lock. First ever so gently as if exploring each others lips for the very first time, but then the passion flares up and the worry, the fear, the doubts of this day are quickly consumed as she clamps on to you as if for dear life. Such a kiss is rare in a lifetime, one where not just bodies, but souls interact with each other.
>>526116 Pet them with my hooves… Sigh, then step back. Take a look at the dead guy. Glance at Tea Love, then Green… Make sure the door is shut. "I have to tell you something, but you both have to promise you will take this to the grave with you."
>>526132 "There was a reason I was away so much…." Take a deep breath? "Do you remember the stories about the masked killers?" Keep a stern face. "I was trying to track them down. Now, they are dead. They should never return."
>>526211 The next day, tests from the hospital confirmed the disease seemed to be miraculously retreating and Green never had an episode again. On the contrary, filled with energy, she once again began to practice and grow stronger. Strong enough for babbies maybe?
Let's hear from the man himself… Place your epilogue here…