/q/ - Quest

ADVENTURE!

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No.138930

Centuries after the unification war with the gryphons, Equestria is at peace.
Long gone is every menace of foreign invasors, or monstrous beigns corrupting the land.

In these times of calm and peace of mind, there's little need for venture hunters and seekers of fame, but yet again here you are, walking around the market of a small town, amidst multicolored stalls carrying wares of all kinds, under a clear, blue sky.

No.138941

>>138930
look through the town for something interesting to do

Rolled 7 = 7

No.138948

>>138930
Roll for stealth in the market.

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.138954

>>138930
Are there any interesting ponies around?

No.138958

>>138954
Am I not interesting enough for you~?

No.138963

>>138958
Maybe~

No.138975

>>138941
There seems to be a group of ponies gambling with dices on the edge of the market place.
>>138948
You try to stealth in the broad daylight, amidst a large crow. Ponies minding their own business won't notice you, but a more keen eye or a suspicious movement might give you away.
>>138954
Well there seems to be a ruckus going on near town all..

Yep that's the mayor coming out allright.
He walks up to a podium and starts to speak
"As many of you might have noticed, in the last few days the ground has started shaking more and more.
All we could do was identify the source in the mountain overlooking our city, but we don't have the ponies to send to investigate.
I'm making a personal plea to you all, those of you capable of making the long trip, please, help your town, and investigate the cause of our gief!"

No.138982

>>138975
Sound >fun.
"Whats the reward?"

No.138983

>>138975
I scratch my ears, then yell at the mayor with a huge grin.
"I may have trouble hearing but I didn't catch you saying what's we get in return!"

No.138987

The old major adresses the crowd, trying to answer the moltitude of questions.
>>138982
"Please, please! one at a time! We have a little something we can share for the extra work, and I own the local inn, drinks would be on me!"

No.138988

>>138975
>>138982
I keep listening

No.138990

>>138987
"Just drinks?"

No.138995

>>138988
The soothing voice of the old bucks bring you to the verge of sleep. Even in such a dire situation, he keeps talking in the same monotone.
>>138990
"And bed and dance and all you can have! Oh, and did I mention the treasure of the mountain?"

No.138998

>>138995
"Treasure? Go on."

No.139000

>>138995
"Well that sounds Much more enticing! You may count me in!"

No.139003

>>138995
I shake my head to keep awake and frown a little

No.139006

>>138995
"Treasure? Why didn't you start there?"

No.139008

>>138998
"Ah yes, I remember it like it was yesterday! A mountain of gold, and gems, and all you can have!
Just there for the taking!"
He waves an old, skinny hoof at the mountain exitedly.
Then another small quake sends him toppling flank over end.
>>139000
"My lad you'll not regret this!" Stirring himself up, he points at you
"Free drinks for you tonight! And come visit me in town all, you might need stuff to climb the mountain!"
>>139006
"Oh my, saving the city is honor enough, mm-donch'a think?"

No.139012

>>139008
My eyes light up at the mention of 'honor' and I smile brightly

"Alright… I can do this. This is my chance."

No.139014

>>139008
"M-me? Oh my!"
try not to look bashful

Rolled 1 = 1

No.139015

>>139008
"I will save your town and claim that treasure mister."

No.139018

>>139008
"Honor won't make me less hungry or thisty, will it?"
I chuckle.

No.139022

>>139014
"I can't hear ya if you hide under that buck there, lad!"
Indeed, there you are, trying to hide behind Shaky who was just standing there minding his own business. Now, you have a real nice view of HIS own business
>>139015
"Help yourself!"
>>139012
"That's the kind of pony I like! Did I already mention the free drinks?"
>>139018
"When ah'was younga, honor fed me for a week! Or was it a cow?"

"Come ta me when ya'll done in town, Ah'll have a map and supplies for ya."

This said, the buck retires inside the town hall.

No.139026

>>139022
I fly upwards and look around the crowd.
"So who's it gonna be?"

No.139027

>>139022
Look at the other ponies and follow the mayor to the town hall.

No.139028

>>139022
Pull my hood over my head and follow to where the mayor goes to

No.139029

>>139022
"ah, right"
get away from there and look for a pony that looks like a healer

Rolled 2 = 2

No.139031

>>139027
>>139028
I point a hoof at each of them in turn.
"Hey you, and you! Haha! You two didn't want to snag all the goods for yourselves, did you?"

No.139032

>>139031
Roll my eyes and ignore him.

No.139033

>>139029
There's a pony in a dark cape covering him from tail to hears. and a long, large scythe. Maybe he can heal wounds!

No.139037

>>139031
Lower my head a little and pretend I didn't hear him, continuing to walk behind the mayor

No.139039

>>139033
walk up to him
"Excuse me, uh, sir."

Rolled 5 = 5

No.139040

>>139037
Fly down and gently land on her back.
"Should I speak LOUDER so you can hear me? You planning to hog all the treasure?"

No.139041

>>139040
rolling to hear this

Rolled 10 = 10

No.139042

>>139040
I look at him, a little shaken

"No… I'm not really looking for money. I just want to help this town as best I can."

No.139043

>>139041
oh jeez
turn to face him
"Good sir, it is not polite to invade other ponies' personal spaces like that or to talk in such a rude manner!"

No.139044

>>139027
>>139028

You two enter the town hall, and are immediatly greeted by a far less than trustworthy piece of tattered cloth, that once might have been of a remotely red coloration.
Dust covers the floor and you can see the fresh hoofprints of the old pony, who's taking something from a chest and putting it onto a small wooden table with a cracked leg.
>>139039
He doesn't even listen to you. But the pony behind does.
"You talking to me bud?" as he moves closer, the figure vanishes like if made of mist.
>>139041
Oh you heard that allright!

No.139047

>>139043
"Personal space is just a buzzword, good lady!"
Bow my head towards her, but do no more.

>>139042
"Oh, are you some goody-two-horseshoes? You'll save the word, won't you?"
I let out a laugh.

>>139044
I flap my wings to blow up dust.
"Some rich town this seems to be!"

No.139049

>>139044
"You really need a maid."
Inspect the items onf the table.

>>139047
"What an asshole."

No.139050

>>139047
"as much or as little of that would be true, I would kindly ask you to refrain from pestering the unfortunate mare"
>>139044
"Oh my! Yes I am *ahem* I am Lady Firmgold, a pleasure to meet you, uhh…"

No.139051

>>139044
"Oh goodness… this place doesn't look very lively. Are you sure you want to pay ponies for this Mayor? It seems like you are,'t exactly swimming."

>>139047
"I wont… Trust me."

No.139054

>>139047
"Rich of pride and tradition, I tell you!"
then, some dust enters his nose, and the following sneeze kicks him on his flank.
>>139049
clearing his nose
"It's all right, I get by on my own here, got no m… Need for help!"
>>139044
He looks at your eyes, then at your big flank, then at your nose, then at your dong.
Roll a bluff check.
>>139051
"Nonsense, I can pay you all for a job well done!"

He pulls a map of the mountain and shows it to you.

"Now.."
he points at a cave
"This is where da dragon will be!"

No.139055

>>139049
I point at Slice and, motion to Lady Firmgold.
"See? My manners are bad?"

>>139050
"Unfortunate? Are you suggesting that I'm bad luck, mylady?"

>>139051
"Don't be coy, I don't bite!"
I fly off of her, and land beside her with a little bow.
"Shaky, at your service!"

No.139059

>>139054
"Whoa, whoa whoa whoa. Whoa. Care to repeat that?"

No.139061

>>139054
"So we walk there and kill the dragon? Thats it?"

>>139055
"Fuck off."

No.139062

>>139059
"Why just a dragon! You should be able ta talk to him and have him go! No biggye, maybe he didn't know there was a village here after all!"
>>139061
"Kill a dragon? Why would you now?"
He looks at the two of you
"And how could you? But dragons ain't bad after all! Just have him go some cave else!"

No.139064

>>139054
My eyes go wide

"D-d-dragon?"

>>139055
I smile at him sheepishly

"Hi."

No.139067

>>139062
"Talk him off? I can do that."

>>139064
"Afraid of dragons? They are just big snakes with wings."

No.139069

>>139055
"Oh look at the poor thing! The two of you have barely met just awhile ago and already she looks to be wanting to get out of here."
>>139054
who me?

Rolled 9 = 9

No.139072

>>139067
"I'm really not that good of a mage, I don't think… This is too much for me to handle…"

No.139076

>>139064
"Was 'hi' your name or did I just miss it?"

>>139069
"I spent 11 months wanting out of my mother's womb and it turned out it wasn't such a bad place after all!"

>>139062
"Oh, just talking? I can do that! But that will cost extra!"

No.139078

>>139072
"It seems like we are stuck together, we can cover each other."

No.139081

>>139076
"I-uhm.."
try to hold my embarrassment

Rolled 10 = 10

No.139087

>>139076
I look taken aback for a moment, realizing I messed up

"I-I-I… um… Epona!"

I shift my gaze away from him and shuffle my hooves in awkwardness

No.139094

>>139087
I bow my head again and make a motion with my hoof.
"Pleased to meet you, Um of the Epona family!"

No.139099

>>139064
"Why yes, is my voice starting to fade with age?"
Yes, yes it is.
>>139069
sorry for the messup. let's say is a charm roll
"Well hello there lady, anything you fancy in town?"
He starts leaning forward, taken by your charm.
>>139076
"Indeed! Easy peasy! If you want to rest, just walk up to the inn!"
>>139081
Embarassement? Not today. Today, others are the one who should feel ashamed of looking into your eyes! They are not worthy of such an honor!

No.139106

>>139099
"Why yes indeed, I would like to have a talk with a few clerics and maybe a strong knight or two"

Rolled 10 = 10

No.139108

>>139094
I shake my head

"No, no! My name… it's Epona. Epona Lavenderhoof. My-my family is of nobility and stuff."

No.139109

>>139106
"A clearic sound like a good idea."

No.139111

>>139106
"Oh my.." He's having troubles composing himself, and his excitement is clearly visible.
"Why, I AM a strong knight! And I can show you all the clerics in town! Which are not many, actually is just one, but hey, there's plenty of good places! The market! The pond, the.." He's clearly having an hard time thinking of places, but he should be able to take you to the local cleric likety-split.

No.139113

>>139108
"Oh, nobility? I'm honoured to be in your presence!"

I take one of her hoof and kiss it.

>>139099
"So do we get any payment beforehand?"

No.139115

>>139113
"The payment is in the mountain."

No.139118

>>139113
I flush slightly red

"O-oh it's nothing really… I'm not going to inherit any of their titles anyway. I'm just a fifth wheel…"

No.139119

>>139111
"Why yes.. you are.."
try to calmly use Command on this pony
"Could you, maybe take me to this cleric? If it's no trouble that is"

Rolled 3 = 3

No.139120

>>139118
Try to overhear.

Rolled 1 = 1

No.139122

>>139115
"I'm sure the good mayor can offer us something anyway!"

>>139118
"Care to repeat that louder, please?"

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.139123

>>139120
Nope I cant hear anything.

No.139127

>>139113
The mayor scratches his head, clearly looking around for something to sate your greed.
"Well.. Why yes! This'be all yours!"
He shoves the map into your hooves, and runs for it.
>>139119
"Sure miss, that wa.."
As he points with his hoof towards a female pony in white robes, his expression changes
"Wait a minute! You have cooties!"
He runs off, most likely for good, lost forever into the woods surrounding the town.

No.139132

>>139127
run over to the pony in white robes and use command on her!
"Excuse me miss! Excuse me, may I have a minute or so of your time?"

Rolled 6 = 6

No.139136

>>139127
"Ain't this just grand?"
I take the map and turn to the others.
"So, this is all of us?"

No.139140

Her eyes spring to life as she gazes over you.
"Oh my, a noble, here! What might I ever do for you, mylady?"

No.139141

>>139122
"I-I'm a bastard child… I don't know my real mother. My family doesn't care about me at all. I've just been a disappointment all my life."

I tear up a little after that last part, not sure why revealed all this.

No.139145

>>139140
did it work?
"I will soon be traveling with a party of 4 and I would like an extra set of hooves to aid me in times of dire need. Would you care to join?"

No.139146

>>139141
I give her a quick hug.
"There there, I've been called a bastard more times than I can count, and you haven't dissapointed me. Yet. Or maybe you did?"
I grin.
"You dissapoint me that you couldn't dissapoint me sooner! Isn't that grand?"

No.139150

>>139145
She's fidgering with her hooves
"Oh my, I'm the only cleric in town, I might be needed here but until now nothing has ever happened.. And you say, I'd be useful?"
Yes, you did deprivate this town of its only healer.

No.139153

>>139146
I wipe my eyes to clear the forming tears

"I… I guess so? Just don't count on me saving the day any time soon…"

No.139154

>>139153
"You can save the day if you share your part of the treasurw with this ponies, they are really poor."

No.139156

>>139150
>but until now nothing has ever happened
they can get more
eventually
"More useful than here, I can guarantee you that!"
smile at her
"Shall we?"

No.139160

>>139154
I turn to look at him with wide eyes

"Y-you think? We need to get the dragon to move first though… How can we possibly do that?"

No.139162

>>139154
"Or share it with me!"

>>139153
>>139160
"Honeyed words, of course! We say what the dragon wants to hear and it will purr for us like little kitten!"

No.139163

>>139156
With a weak nod of her head, the mare follows you.
Her mane is caramel colored and her coat is a lighter shade of the same, but most of her body is covered in a white dress that ends in an hood, covering her head.

"My name is Spring Source, mylady."

No.139164

>>139160
>Her
Shrug
"We can figure that out later."

>>139162
"Thats a good idea."

No.139165

It sounds like someone knocks on the door as I enter the room. However the knocking sound doesn't stop when I get in.
"Anyone got a chair for me?"

No.139169

>>139162
"That seems a little too easy to be true…"

>>139164
Fuck
"But…"

I interrupt myself and sit back on my haunches, taking out one of my books and try to find some info on dragons

Rolled 1 = 1

No.139171

>>139163
"A pleasure to meet you Spring Source, I am Firmgold"
Join the party with Spring Spruce

No.139176

>>139169
"It is too easy to be true, my dear!"

>>139165
"Seems like the Town Hall Chairponies are all out for some urgent business for being poor. I know, I can't stand all this dust either! You looking to share the treasure too?"

No.139177

>>139169
Here it is, of course.
"Dragons hate the world. Do not approach them. Like, ever."
Well that doesn't make sense, the mayor was so sure! Better check the book..

-Hoofwritten by Ausalius Tamitur the Fourth, 1st of Midfall, 323

Yup, is a five hundread years old book. Pre-unification war, pre-pony princesses.

No.139182

>>139176
"Well damn. Wait a minute."
I sit down and take my peg leg off.
"The damn rubber patch has come off again!"
I quickly glue on a soft piece of felt to dampen the voice and then re-attach the leg.
"You can call me Peg. A burgla- scout extraordinaire!"

No.139186

>>139182
"Thats a nice leg."

No.139188

>>139177
"Oh crumbs… why did I take this with me? It says dragons are really dangerous and hostile!"

>>139182
I wave at her sheepishly

No.139189

>>139182
"My name is Shaky, pleasure to meet you! May I call you Peggy? I'm going to go ahead and call you Peggy, okay? Okay!"

>>139177
>>139169
"Anything nice?"

No.139190

>>139188
"Thats kinda obvious dont you think?"

No.139192

>>139188
"Aww come on, who do you believe, an accurate book or a desperate mayor?"

No.139194

>>139190
"But if they hate everything we'll never get to talk him into leaving…"

>>139192
I gulp loudly and wipe my forehead

"Ummm…"

No.139196

>>139189
"If that's what makes you tick."
>>139188
"Pleasure ta meetcha!"
>>139186
"It is, innit!"
>>139194
"Don't worry, I've killed lots of dragons while freelancing, even the big ones aren't really as tough as they tell you!"
rolling to bluff.

Rolled 5 = 5

No.139197

>>139194
"They dont really hate everything, they like gems and gold."

No.139199

>>139197
My eyes go wide and I move my hooves up to be golden ring

"O-h dear! I can't wear this then! But I have to!"

I start pacing back and forth nervously

No.139200

>>139199
>my golden ring*

No.139203

>>139194
"Okay, there might be some casualities but that means more treasure for the rest, isn't it? And if the dragons are anything like I know them to be they probably prefer virgin mare meat over anything else! Isn't that grand?"

No.139206

>>139196
If you are waiting for my imput on the bluff, it didn't work. Anything less than 6 is a failure with no counterattack, in pvp.

No.139207

>>139203
I stop pacing and tilt my head to the side

"What? That's… oddly specific?"

No.139208

>>139199
>>139200
"Im sure he is going to ignore your little ring, after all he must have a good hoard."

No.139210

>>139199
"He probably won't even notice such a small detail."
>>139206
I was waiting on anyone's input. And my CM makes it 7.

No.139211

>>139210
Then Epona needs to counteroll to see your bluff.

No.139212

>>139207
"Yes, or so I heard! The young, tender flesh of virgin pony mares is what they prefer over everything! Even before gems!"

>>139196
I raise an eyebrow.
"That sounds impressive! How did you manage such a feat?"

No.139213

>>139212
"You are full of shit."

No.139214

>>139196
>>139206
I turn to her with a relieved look

"You are? Oh thank goodness! I feel safer now!"

>>139210
"If you say so, miss dragonslayer!"

>>139212
>implying Epona is a virgin
"Okay… that's interesting I guess?"

No.139215

>>139213
"Actually I'm full of blood and organs but it's pretty dark in there so you couldn't see!"

>>139214
>implying implications
"Yes, these dragons, you can never know with them… oh, there is one thing that's sure, they are very proud of their hoard!"

No.139217

>>139212
Rolling not to laugh at that virgin comment

Rolled 10 = 10

No.139218

The Shining colors of the afternoon sky soon fade to a pink-tinted shade of blue as the night grows closer.
The only inn in the city belongs to the mayor, and you should all have free entrance and at least a room.
The mountain looms above you, and a few lanterns light a path into the woods towards the towering natural structure.

No.139220

>>139217
You cool, so cool in fact that all your swag starts to attract bucks from the road, trying to impress you. A particular creative one improvises a dancing routine with cane and top hat.

No.139223

>>139218
Make my may towards the tavern mumbling to myself on the way

"Big day tomorrow… just concentrate on the task… don't mess up again… Keep your head clear…"

No.139224

>>139223
Go with her.
"Are you ready for our big day girl?"

No.139225

>>139218
"Let's use our free pass at the inn, shall we?"

No.139226

>>139225
What are you doing there dice, you aren't even supposed to be there.

>>139224
>>139223
I also follow the others, flying just above the ground beside them.

No.139227

>>139224
I sigh loudly

"I guess… I'm going to practice my magic a little bit so I don't mess up too badly tomorrow."

No.139228

>>139227
"Do you mind if I watch?"

No.139229

>>139227
>>139228
"I agree, you could give us a magic show!"

No.139230

>>139228
I look at her dumbfounded

"I-yes! Of course! I mean I don't know that many impressive spells or anything, so it wont be that exciting."

No.139231

>>139223
>>139226
>>139224

As you push open the door of the tavern a warm sensation hits you, and you can see the familiar light of a few candles painting the wood of the building in shades of orange and yellow.
A barmare is cleaning glasses as a group of half a dozen ponies are sitting around a table, doing something you can't make out.
Calm music plays from a piano in the back as a navy colored buck applies his experienced magic to it.
There are a few other patrons in the bar, all enjoying themself.
A stair leads to the second floot, where the rooms for the night are. And a mare with a particularly inviting gaze leans against them.

No.139232

>>139220
I giggle at the colt.
>>139227
>>139229
>>139228
But avert my attention immediately.
"Yeah, give us a show!"

No.139233

>>139230
"Its ok I just want to watch the magic."

No.139234

>>139229
>>139232
I blush and lower my head

"Really, I'm not good with magic at all, it wont be interesting or anything…"

>>139231
Approach the mare

""Uh… hi! Is there someplace where I can do some magic?"

No.139235

>>139234
Which mare, the bartender or the other?

No.139236

>>139235
The other one for extra spaghetti

No.139237

>>139231
"We are here on the tabs of the mayor, may I get the best room and wine?"

>>139234
"I'm sure it will be just, show us!"

No.139238

>>139231
>>139235
I walk to the inviting mare.
"So do you come with a room?"

No.139239

>>139231
Ask for wine.

No.139240

>>139236
"Well cutie, I have a room upstairs where we can do magic all night.."
She winks at you.

No.139242

>>139240
"Oh? Good, that's great thanks! Just show the way!"

No.139243

>>139237
The bartender look at you, then back at her glass
"The mayor said you'd drop by.
These the keys of the room. 'S for all of you, make it last.
And we have no wine, only x, xx or xxx. What's your poison?"

>>139239

"As I said your boyfriend here, we got no wine. Pick one of the three and buzz off."

>>139238
"Oh my, two clients the same night? I guess we can work something up.."
>>139242
She starts walking up the stairs and invites you up.

No.139245

>>139242
>>139240
I look at her for a while.
"Weren't you supposed to show your magic to us?"
>>139243
"Never mind this is about to get good!"

No.139246

>>139243
"Sorry darling, it's wine or bust!"

I take the key.

>>139243
>>139245
I hop on a barstand and lean towards the counter with a wide smile.
"This is gonna' be good."

No.139247

>>139243
"Bah I dont want that."
Look at Epona
"Hey what about the magic show?"

No.139248

>>139243
Follow her, smiling all the way

>>139245
"Well, like I said I'm not that great."

>>139247
Motion her to follow

"Just follow, they have a special magic room!"

No.139249

>>139248
"Special magic room? Oh well im not a unicorn."
Follow them

No.139250

I keep smiling at the counter.
"Hey Peggy? How much time do you think they'll need for them to click what's up?"

No.139251

>>139250
I'm not at the counter, I'm at the second floor

No.139252

>>139247
"Your loss big boy!"
>>139246
She is looking at you. Right in the eyes.
"Aaaaalright!"
She opens a trapdoor on the floor and walks down.
Comes out of it a minute later, with a glass of something red in her magic grasp.
"Choke on it, if you please."
And with these words she puts it down on the counter in front of you.
>>139247
"Your loss darling!"
>>139248
She opens the door of the first room on the second floor. You are not sure what the stench is, but is strangely inviting. Only thing is, you expected a bit more magic-y stuff, in a magic room, but that strange purple wand is huge, sure must be powerful!

No.139253

>>139252
"What is she doing with THAT thing?!"

No.139256

>>139251
oh

>>139252
"Now, was that so hard?"

Taste it carefully, just a little bit.
How is it?

Rolled 4 = 4

No.139257

>>139252
My mouth hangs slightly open in awe

"Oh wow! That must be some kind of a magical artifact!"

Pick up this magic wand and try to cast a spell with it!

Rolled 7 = 7

No.139259

>>139252
I followed the mare too, right?
>>139257
"Yes… powerful."

No.139261

>>139253
"All the magic you want honey!"
Oh, here they go the bedroom eyes.
>>139256
Piss. Piss and colorant. Maybe some kind of berry.. To be sure, you drink half the glass.
Nah, it was blood.
>>139257
The wand must indeed be a strong arcane device, because a shiver passes through your body as soon as you pick it up.
Swinging it around to try your horn at a spell, the strange wand ends up pointing against the mare.
"Oh my, you want to be the first to try that?"

No.139264

>>139261
I spit it out, preferably towards the bartender.
"Phew, this thing has as many rights to be called a wine as this shack has rights to be called an inn!"

No.139265

>>139261
"Sure! I really need practice before I go out tomorrow. I'm just not that great, that's all."

Try to identify how this artifact works. Does it enhance magic or does it channel magic, like a catalyst?

Rolled 10 = 10

No.139273

>>139265
Try not to laugh.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.139275

>>139264
You spray what's left of the drink all over the poor mare, that turns yowards you with untamable anger.
"Well if ya don like it Ye can shove it off and BUGGER OUT OF HERE!"
And with this, she storms off back into the basement.
>>139265
Yes, this must indeed be a great chenneling vector, it could amplify your magic tenfolds!
No, maybe even one hundread!
"Here, let me put it on for you."
Well isn't that nice. The mare takes it into her mouth and starts moving a few laces around.
Why is she behind your flank?
But you have no time to wonder, as the marvel is secured into its rightful place.
A bit wonky, flopping left and right, but a great help in battle, you are sure.
And then you try to channel magic through it.
Suddenly, all the memories of the object, all the places it saw, all the sensations it felt, are shoved onto you in one instant.
>>139273
That would be an impossible task for anyone else, but your ability in bluffs and big words is enough to conceal the snicker from the two mares, too busy to notice you.

No.139278

>>139275
"And you have a nice day as well!"

Stand up, walk upstairs and find the others.

No.139279

>>139275
"Do you want to give it a go, Epona?"

No.139281

>>139278
The main bulk of your makeshift party is still in the watering hole, while Epona and Peg Leg went off a few minutes ago with a shifty looking mare to the floor upstairs.

No.139283

>>139275
My eyes widen is pure shock as I blush BRIGHT red. I start stammering a little as I take the strap on off.

"I-I-I… GOTTA GO BYE!"

I sprint out of the room and downstairs, running through the door to the outside. I keep running until I find a spot where I'm alone and start banging my head against a wall or tree.

"Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid."

No.139285

>>139281
Look for Epona and Peggy upstairs.

No.139287

>>139285
>>139283
As I walk upstairs, I saw Epona running by me, and I canter after her, keeping my distance, letting her to notice me after a while.

No.139288

>>139283
You didn't roll to unstrap the horsecock.

No.139289

>>139288
I rolled a 10 earlier to identify it before she put it on me!

No.139291

>>139283
I'm a bit torn between running after Epona and staying with the mare.
Rolling to resist my urges

Rolled 4 = 4

No.139294

>>139287
"Go away!"

No.139295

>>139289
And you got the whole experience of the dildo in a split second. But as it is, you are paniked and embarassed, with a dildo still tied around your flank. I can give you a +1 to the roll since you know it intimately..

>>139291
Nope, you are drooling a bit, and eyeing Epona dreamily.

No.139296

>>139295
Goddammit

Rolled 5 + 1 = 6

No.139300

>>139295
>Eyeing Epona dreamily
Okay that works.
I run after Epona too then.

No.139301

>>139294
"Aww, what's the matter?"

No.139304

>>139294
>>139295
>>139300
After I find Epona.
"Why'd you run off? It would have been great fun~"

No.139306

>>139296
What do you know, you CAN untie that huge horsecock from between your haunches!
And leave it right on the doorstep of the poor mare, who was really just trying to mind her own business.
You are now back in the main room of the inn.

No.139308

>>139301
Avert my gaze from him, tears forming in my eyes

"I'm a complete moron, that's what. I messed up again."

>>139304
I cringe

"I… I wanted to practice my magic and now I made a complete fool of myself!"

I start banging my head against the wall again

>>139306
Nope, I ran outside to a spot where I'm alone

No.139310

>>139308
Lazily fly after her.
"Oh, I'm sure it wasn't that bad! Tell me, what happened?"

No.139312

>>139308
You ran outside and are now standing in a dark corner of the main square, the same place where the market is on daytime.
It's chilly but tolerable.

No.139314

>>139310
"Just go away before I mess something up again!"

>>139312
Well then I run to the edge of the forest

Would be a good time for Campfire to appear

No.139315

>>139308
"It happens to the best of us! I'm sure the mare of the streets is used to mistakes like these!

No.139316

>>139314
I keep flying next to her.
"Come on, you can tell me, that's what friends are for!"

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.139320

>>139316
"I already told you I made a fool of myself in front of some ponies!"

I try running harder

No.139324

>>139320
"I spat the bartender in face with some mockery of drink they called wine! I'm sure it can't be worse than that!"

No.139326

>>139320
Outroll the 6 if you want to leave Shaky behind.

No.139327

>>139320
I'll follow her too.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.139328

>>139324
I just ignore him, too upset and angry with myself to listen

>>139326
>

Rolled 5 = 5

No.139329

>>139328
Both Shaky and Peg Leg are on your tail, while the three of you slowly move deeper and deeper inside the forest.
In the dark.
In the cold.
In the untamed wild.

No.139330

>>139329
"Uh, dear, I think you can stop now!"

No.139331

>>139329
"Epona! It's not safe out here!"

No.139332

>>139329
I slowly skid to a halt, panting heavily from all the running.

"Damn it all…"

No.139334

I rub the sleep from my eyes and look down from my vantage point in a tree. Can I see the source of all the noise from where I am?

Rolled 1 = 1

No.139335

>>139332
"Come on now, collect yourself! It wasn't that bad! I mean no one got hurt!"

No.139336

>>139334
You do what? This tree is so confy you can't hear even your own thoughts. -2 to next roll, still asleep.

No.139337

>>139335
"I made myself look like a stupid foal! Again! I'm so useless!"

No.139339

>>139336
Rolling to not fall out of the tree while I sleep.

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10

No.139340

No.139341

>>139337
"No you're not. You just haven't had your chance to shine yet! Come now, let's get back to the inn. The town needs us in the morning."

No.139342

>>139337
I land beside her.
"Okay, calm down, take some deep breaths, and tell me everything that has happened."

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9

No.139344

>>139341
"I… I bet that mare is going to have told everypony already what an idiot I am! I can't go back there…"

>>139342
I tell him everything that happened

No.139346

>>139339
You can wake up in time to catch yourself from rolling over the edge of your makeshift bed of leaves, and are now hanging from a brench, less than half a meter off the floor.
>>139342
RP roll, Epona has to decide if she wants to talk or not.

No.139347

>>139344
Try not to laugh.
"Thats… pfft.. a good story I guess?"

Rolled 8 = 8

No.139348

>>139347
Hey, this mare got lied from by everyone tonight, hiding a sniker won't be hard!

No.139349

>>139346
I drop to the forest floor as quietly as I can and try to Locate the source of the noises.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.139350

>>139349
It comes from somewhere near the edge of the forest, not close enough for them to hear you, but close enough for you to find them. A mare in tears and a pegasus beside her.

No.139351

>>139344
"no, no, I'm sure she hasn't! Mares like that don't talk, it's bad for business. I should know, I- let's get back!"

No.139352

>>139350
where am i?

No.139353

>>139350
Oh so I am whispering to her then?

No.139354

>>139351
"Peggy is right, we should head back, long day ahead of us tomorrow!"

No.139355

>>139350
Just two? I could have sworn I heard three. I keep watching them.

No.139356

>>139352
At the inn. The rest of the party went into the forest or is already sleeping.

No.139357

>>139353
No, I had missed you because I'm not worth half shit at reading comprehension.
>>139355
Well indeed, there's a third and is making a strange, ritmic, wooden sound.

No.139358

>>139356
Walk up to the bartender
"You wouldn't happen to have an extra key for the good cleric would you? I'd be awfully inconvenient for her to not have her own room"

No.139359

>>139351
I set down on my flank and start breathing heavily

"I-I-I… I'm scared to."

No.139361

>>139359
"How are you going to face a dragon if you are scared of sex toys, hmm?"

No.139362

>>139358
roll Word of Power, DC6

No.139363

>>139362
>>139358
oh my

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9

No.139364

>>139357
A wooden sound? Ponies shouldn't sound like that.

I try to move to a better vantage point without being seen so I can get a better look at the wooden sounding pony.

Rolled 5 = 5

No.139367

>>139361
"I'm not afraid of them at all! Not that I'm used to having them around or anyth- No, just… I think I'll just sleep here tonight. It can't be that bad right?"

How dangerous does the area look?

Rolled 8 = 8

No.139369

>>139367
"There are Timber Wolves in these woods, trust me!"
Bluff

Rolled 7 = 7

No.139373

>>139367
"Oh come on, your first prize for helping the town is staying at the inn! You'd pass up that?"

No.139374

>>139363
The mare at the bar has a strange red hue in her otehrwise green mane, and her eyes are burning red with all the hatred of hell.
But then she hears you speak, and becomes butter in your hooves.
"Well now.." She starts fidgering with her front hooves
"I see, that would really be a problem, is you and her were to sleep with all those ponies.. Who knows what could happen, I saw two of them enter the room of that bitch upstairs!"

She hooves you a key for a room. You are pretty sure it's hers, but seems like she'll be working all night.
>>139364
Nothing you hadn't seen already, but you misstep and move some cushes around you
[DC8] to hear that, if you are in the forest.
>>139369
Outroll to tell the lie.

No.139376

>>139367
Very. Also, you are pretty sure something moved in the bushes right now.

No.139377

>>139369
"R-really? Well I have a spell that I can use to keep them at a distance! I'm not afraid!"

>>139373
"I just want to he-"

>>139376
"AAAAAH TIMBERWOLF!"

Lightening into the air to scare it off!

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7

No.139378

>>139374
Did my ears play tricks with me just now?

Rolled 9 = 9

No.139379

>>139374
I freeze as soon as I step on whatever it is that I crushed.
Maybe they won't see me.

No.139381

>>139374
"Thank you so much for this"
me and the cleric go into the room, fold our clothes neatly and g2bed for the night

Rolled 3 = 3

No.139383

>>139374
I turn towards the sound
"Oh shit! I didn't-"
Trying to spot what's in there

Rolled 7 = 7

No.139389

>>139378
You can pinpoint a sound from dead ahead. And see some bushes move and suddenly stop. There is definitely something and is the size of a wolf!
>>139379
Maybe. Stand still and wait to be jumped, just to be sure.
>>139377
All the trees around act as lightining rods to your magic bolt of energy, catching fire.
The fire is going to spread quickly if you don't do something.
>>139383
Nope, nothing around here. Must have been the wind.

No.139393

>>139389
"There's somet- WHY DID YOU SET THE FOREST ON FIRE?"

Try to put the fire out with my wings!
Pegasus Power!

Rolled 9 = 9

No.139395

>>139381
You have an uneasy time falling asleep, and once you do, your dreams are of red-maned bartenders.

No.139396

>>139389
Wait wait wait! That's not what I meant! Put it out put it out!!!!!!

Rolled 7 = 7

No.139400

>>139393
"Can't you control the weather? Make it rain!"
I can't do shit here, I haven't even got my water flask with me!

No.139402

>>139389
Their attention off of me and on the fire I try to to move once again without drawing any attention. I need to find out why one of the ponies sounds like wood.

Rolled 6 = 6

No.139404

>>139400
"I'm not a trained weatherpony!"

No.139411

>>139393
With a powerful gust of wind, you can put off a nearby tree, wait make it two. You are pretty sure you've read someone doing the same in some kind of illustrated adventure, he wore a red cape and went zooming all over Equestria.
>>139396
You try to put out a fire with your bare hooves. No, that wasn't a smart move, but you are not burnt at least [DC9 if no mean provided]
>>139402
You can see them and they can't see you, busy as they are with burning down the forest.
Wait, is that a peg leg? Why it is! That explains everything!

No.139412

>>139395
oh my now we can't have that!

roll for better sleep/dreams

Rolled 3 = 3

No.139415

>>139412
You have troubles sleeping. Must be the cleric sitting with her haunches on your face.

And now you are dreaming of spiders. Many, many spiders. That explode and release more spiders. Crawling in your skin.

No.139417

>>139411
Well I just… fuuck!
I take off my shirt and try to smother some smaller fires.

Rolled 5 = 5

No.139419

>>139411
Is the fire out or what?

If not I take a treebranch and start hitting the fire with it!

Rolled 6 = 6

No.139422

>>139415
wakeupwakeupwakeupwakeupWAKEUPWAKEUP

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS ROOM

Rolled 6 = 6

No.139423

>>139417
Your shirt catches fire.
>>139419
How comes nobody ever made flammable fire extinguers, you'll never know! The moist leaves of this branch are perfect to put out another tree!

2 trees on flame, 1 more tree each passing turn. Spreading speed of the fire increases the more trees are aflame.

No.139424

>>139411
A pony with a leg made out of wood? This is crazy.
I rub my eyes to make sure I'm not dreaming.

No.139426

>>139423
Hit it hit it hit it!

Rolled 10 = 10

No.139427

>>139423
"SHIT!"
I take a branch and try to do what Epona is doing!

Rolled 9 = 9

No.139431

>>139426
Whoa that was fast! You've put the fire out and the shirt isn't even damaged! And the fire isn't spreading anymore! For now, at least..
>>139427
Great minds think alike, and you are able to put out the last 2 burning trees.

You two are sure this was the shortest forest fire in the history of Equestria

>>139424
You are dreaming. Or maybe not, hard to tell. Try hitting yourself.

No.139433

>>139431
no, that would be unlady like, i'll pinch myself instead

Rolled 6 = 6

No.139434

>>139431
"Well you sure scared away that Timberwolf and possibly every other creature for a time now!"

No.139435

>>139431
I drop to the ground groaning and covering my face in embarrassment, sobbing softly.

"Damn it all…"

Rolled 5 = 5

No.139438

>>139435
I pick her up from the ground and start walking back to the inn with my shirt in my mouth.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.139439

>>139435
"Don't worry, it's not like you burned too much of the forest for no reason!"

No.139442

>>139431
I punch myself in the face to try and wake up.

No.139443

>>139439
>>139438
"I'm so sorry! I-I just panicked and… and… ugh."

No.139445

>>139443
"Don't feel bad. It was my fault for lying about the timberwolves."

No.139446

>>139433
wut?

>>139435
Your eyes are wet and red, despite the dry sensation in the air.
>>139438
You make it back, and the shirt is not even soggy.
>>139442
I wanted you to roll, but this is fine too.
You hit yourself so hard that everyone in a kilometer radious could have heard you. And then fall on the ground helpless.

[PAUSED, KEEP RP'ING]
[DC6 TO GET BACK TO YOUR FEETS]

No.139449

>>139446
I just drop Epona off at an inn room and go to bed.

No.139450

>>139446
nothing! going back to sleep
rolling for the best damn dreams ever!

Rolled 2 = 2

No.139455

>>139449
I follow her

"Sorry!"

No.139458

>>139446
I watch them leave as I stand back up. I shrug my shoulders then go back to my tree.
This was pointless. Oh well.

No.140781

After the incident in the Forest, the trio shaken but satisfied ponies returns to the inn.
The presence they felt earlier went back deeper into the woods, and even the thought of the dragon wasn't enough to keep them awake, after the proving evening.

As a cock sings the coming of the morning, the ill sorted group of ponies wakes up in their chambers.

[BEGIN]

No.140791

>>140781
wake myself and the cleric up, then clean up and get ready for the day

then go out and give the room key back to the barmaid

No.140792

>>140781
"What a grand morning!"

Head downstair and see if I can get some food at the inn.

No.140801

>>140781
I groggily get up and re-attach my wooden leg.
"I should have gone with that inn-mare instead…"
After putting on my shirt I walk downstairs and look for breakfast.

No.140802

>>140781
I reluctantly get out of bed, yesterdays happenings still freshly imprinted in my mind.

"Oh goddesses… today is an important day."

Leave my quarters and go downstairs to grab some breakfast.

No.140805

>>140781
Go downstairs and ask for food.

No.140809

>>140791
Your uneasy sleep makes it hard to walk straight. As your eyes try to focus on the ground you end up missing the closed door, and hitting your head against it.
But it's all right! As Spring Source sees you laying on your back, she lifts you up and opens the door.
Downstairs, you put the key on the counter in front of a really tired bartender, who gives you a weak smile back.
>>140792
>>140801
>>140805
Food is, you guessed it, on the house. But what will you have?

No.140812

>>140809
"Just some fruit please."

No.140817

>>140809
Some tasty fruit will be good.

>>140812
"Ready to set the world on fire, sweetheart?"

No.140818

>>140809
I walk to the counter and slump on a stool.
"Give me an aspirin and a sandwich, pretty please?"

No.140819

>>140809
"PANCAKES."

No.140823

>>140809
say to the barmaid
"Thank you very much my dear"
go sit with the party and have something sweet

the cleric gets what she wants

No.140838

>>140812
"Got ya covered, miss." A waiter takes your order on the fly, and you see him walk outside, give a big buck to an appletree and come back in with a trio of shining apples.
>>140817
"Tasty.. Fruit? Ah'll se what can be done!"
And from the same bunch of apples he gave Epona, he picks another, perfectly identical apple and tosses it to you.
>>140818
The tired barpony is not even in the mood to argue right now, and just lookes at you quizically after your strange request.
"An aspiwhat now? And do you want daisies or spinaches in that sandwich?"
>>140819
The same waiter that attended Epona's and Shaky's wishes turns to you with a whide smile.
"And would you like some maple syrup too, on them? Maybe with some margarine on top?"
>>140823
She can just flutter her eyelids to you mischievously before going back to Peg.

No.140843

>>140838
"Yes please."

No.140847

>>140838
I sigh long and hard.
"Some strong booze and daffodils please."

No.140848

>>140838
Dig in! Try to keep on the background as not to stand out too much.

No.140855

>>140838
I start eating it.
"Do you have any plums or apricots by chance?"

No.140856

>>140843
"Well too bad, we only have FUCKING GRASS HERE! What, ya big fancy town folk thinks pancakes grow on TREES?"
And then turns abruptly the other way, tossing one last apple to you.
>>140847
"Strong booze I can do all day. House Special, a five-x mixture!"
Do you drink it?
>>140848
Roll for how much noise you make while enjoying the apples.

No.140860

>>140838
"oh my, uhm. Yes may I order some sweet to taste please? Fruits, or cake maybe?"

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7

No.140862

>>140856
Damn you

Rolled 9 = 9

No.140865

>>140856
"Fucking bitch, you should be glad im going to save this shitty town."

No.140870

>>140856
I eat the sandwich and smell the booze. How's it smell?

No.140881

>>140855
"Just. Alicorndamn. Apples."
He's kinda mad right now.

Also, the 'tasty' portion of you apple was a tinny little worm. Roll to see if you ate it.

>>140860
A frown forms upon the face of the exhausted bartender, but nonetheless she takes a plate of cinnamon rolls from under the bar.
A dusty, dusty place of cinnamon rolls.

"All for you sweetie."
And starts looking at you expectantly, you get the impression she might be offended if you refuse them.

>>140862
A butterfly sucking on the nectar from a flower couldn't be more still, and you savior each and every apple without any patrol getting in the way.
With this good mood, you got a boost of confidence! Your next spaghetti roll is +1

>>140865
"For all I care! I don't even like this place!" She trots back under the trapdoor behind the counter.

>>140870
Strong. Like the booze they served yesterday, only more.. Minty?

No.140884

>>140881
wat

Rolled 7 = 7

No.140886

>>140881
"Can we go now?"

No.140887

>>140881
eat them of course! the good lady brought them

Rolled 4 = 4

No.140891

>>140881
I take out a napkin and clean my mouth, after which I get up and go outside to look for a good spot to practice my magic

Rolled 8 = 8

No.140893

>>140881
I didn't drink booze yesterday
"Mint liquor? Fancy."
I gulp it down.
Rolling if I need to roll for something

Rolled 9 = 9

No.140904

>>140884
As you move to give another bite to your frugal meal, you notice a small hole in the side of the fruit.

And then two little eyes and a cute green body, belonging to the current inhabitant of this apple, a small caterpillar who had just started munching away at the fruit.

>>140887
The dust didn't taste that bad. The bad part was the filling. You think that your breakfast will end here, for today.

>>140891
Acting as a perfect lady and leaving your little place in the corner better than it was when you found it, you make your way out of the inn.
Here, in the square that yesterday held the market, you can see a well, some rope, and a large, open and unused clearing.

>>140893
That was goooood stuff. So good, in fact, you feel energyzed even! +1 to the next initiative roll.

No.140912

>>140904
Right, let's try out Chain lightning! Try to chain it for as long as possible!

Rolled 5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 1, 9, 5 = 41

No.140913

>>140904
go and thank the barmaid, word of charming power

Rolled 1 + 2 = 3

No.140914

>>140904
Well, guess I'll just have to throw this apple away.
Preferably aiming at the head of the pony that give it to me.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.140919

>>140904
I put the mug down and try to grab the apple >>140914

Rolled 9 = 9

No.140940

>>140912
Your exploits in magic start off on the wrong hoof this morning, as you try to channel a lightining spell through the metal of the well, but end up aiming it down the hole, hitting the water and electrocuting a few frogs who were just minding their own business.

>>140913
As the proper lady you are, you try and thank the one mare who has been so generous to you since you've arrived.
And you give her a new manecut with a burp that could be heard form the mayor's office.
You're lucky she's too surprised to act.
>>140914
That's the throw of your life, the touch you gave this apple could send it flying nearly anywhere, and is in a descending arc right on the head of the waiter! That is, until
>>140919
Takes a knife from the counter and stops the apple dead against a wall mid-flight, just as it was about to bring your retribution upon the pony!

No.140948

>>140940
"Hey Peggy, why did you ruin my fun?"

No.140951

>>140940
I take the caterpillar out of the apple and eat the apple.
After I'm done I walk outside and watch Epona practice.

No.140952

>>140940
"O-oh my, M-my aap-p-pologies!"
apologize and run out of there!

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9

No.140959

>>140940
I giggle for once at myself for messing up

"I SHALL BE HENCEFORTH KNOWN AS EPONA FROGSLAYER!"

Try again

Rolled 6, 5, 6, 2, 8, 4, 5, 6 = 42

No.140960

>>140951
Follow her.

No.140967

>>140952
She's still shocked enough to just stare at you blankly, and that sudden apology gave you the time to run for it.
With Spring Source in tow you are now in the market square, together with Epona.
>>140951
You are in the market watching Epona fail at magic.
>>140959
The magic chain bounces off a nearby tree, just brushing it, to the wooden bucket of the well, to end its travels in a cool twist around the neaby loose rope, running its lenght before cracking dead on the ground.
>>140960
You are with the others now.

No.140969

>>140967
I follow them as well, and get the map out.
"A little of your patience and attention, please!"

No.140971

>>140967
"Cleric, it would be so kind of you to remind me to pay her back triply so for that audacious display of supidity on my part back there."
now sit and watch Epona-
>>140969
turn my attention to Shaky

No.140973

>>140967
I clap my hooves at Epona's display.
>>140969
And then I turn to the map.

No.140977

>>140967
I breathe in and out deeply, preparing to use Astral Projection when I hear >>140969 and >>140971 speak up, at which I jump up in surprise.

"How… how long were you guys here for?"

Rolled 4 = 4

No.140980

>>140977
"Oh not for long my dear. I'd recount the minutes until I got here but I'd rather not."

No.140982

As I see the others gather, I fly sligthly up and show them the map.
"Okay, so anyone wants to handle this, I'm too lazy to."
With that, I drop the map on the ground.
"That is all. Shall we go now,"

No.140983

>>140969
On the map, you can see the nearby woods, just east of the town. Past those, the mountain stands tall, and a single road leads to the top.
From the market square, you can see the first part of the road, until it enters the forest.
>>140977
You have an astral hiccup, and your mind leaves your body to enter back into it a mere second later, making you a bit dizzy, but otherwise fine.

No.140989

>>140982
"I don't care for it. Which direction should we go?"

No.141010

I'm ready for whenever the party wants to go into the forest.

No.141020

>>140982
>>140983
walk over and look at the map
"It seems we must follow a certain road into a forest first!"

No.141023

>>140989
"Uh, you can decide miss Peg. You seem more experienced at this stuff than I am."

No.141024

>>140989
>>141020
>>141023
"Yeah, forest sounds good. If we don't set it on fire, that is."

No.141031

>>141024
I stealthily use my telekinesis to get a firm grip on his family jewels and start squeezing them.

"What do you mean?"

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141032

>>141023
"Well, the others have a point. Let's go into the forest…hold it on the lightning for now though."

No.141034

>>141031
PFHAHAHAHA
"Good one."

No.141040

>>141031
I tense up and land on the ground.

"Uuuh, nothing! N-nothing at all!"

No.141044

>>141038
>>141034
Did you both miss the "stealthily" part?

No.141046

>>141034
>>141038
>Stealthily

>>141040
"Okay!"

>>141032
"Sounds good, lead the way."

No.141047

>>141024
"Oh pish posh noone would be as unreasonable to do something like that! Now, come, we must be off"

No.141057

>>141044
>>141046
yes i know i caught that part at the last second

No.141058

No.141059

"Well, if we're all settled, we should move."

No.141062

>>141059
"Yeah, we should!"

>>141046
"Uh, so…yeah…"

No.141066

>>141024
>>141047
>>141046
>>141032

The party makes its way into the forest, following the path sculptured into the dirt.
As they arrive at the hooves of the mountain, the path becomes less clear and they are faced with the challange of the climb.

No.141068

>>141062
"What's wrong?"

I whisper in his ear

"I'm sorry, but my sister taught me what to do when someone tries to bully me and I intend to use that skill."

No.141072

>>141066
"Oh my"
try and scan for an easy way up

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141076

>>141068
"Nothing at all, as I said! Everything is just grand!"
"You can stop!"

I chuckle nervously.
"Unless you want to use your magic more there, which I doubt."

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4

No.141079

>>141066
I try to follow the out of the forest without being spotted. Maybe they are the ones responsible for the rumbling and shaking that has been happening.

No.141081

>>141079
And I also roll for that.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141083

>>141072
You find one, indeed! Just a hop there, a skip here, a jump down and you'd be on top! Nevermind the slippery terrain or the small ledges! [DC9]
>>141079
You are a shadow, a cloud of smoke, an Idea of beign. Nopony who doesn't know you are there could ever guess whay your hiding place is.

No.141084

>>141076
I let go of you last turn, should have mentioned that.

"Maybe when you stop trying to bring me down!"

No.141090

>>141083
"ah!"

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141091

>>141084
"Come on, I was just joking!"

No.141092

>>141066
I try to make my way up there.

Rolled 3 = 3

No.141096

>>141091
"One moment please."

>>141083
Not convinced by the route found, I use Astral Projection to see if I can find myself a better route.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.141121

>>141090
Heavy armor never felt so tight as you cross with a big leap the last broken bridge before reaching the original path, carver in the stone of the mountain, safe enough to be walked by hoof from now on.
>>141092
You slip on the first sharp turn, falling flank over snout on the ground. Helpless.
>>141096
Your mind is flung through the skies, and you can look at the mountain from the very top.
Sitting there, with your mental self among the everlasting snows, you can see the true path to the top of the mountain.
Seems like your Warlord companion took the old, unused one. Oh well.

No.141128

>>141121
is my cleric with me? or the party?
"I'll meet you farther up the path!"
start walking

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141138

>>141128
She remained with the rest of the party, mouth agape as her eyes followed your movements with wonder.
You can see the other road now, the new one.
Walking forward, you arrive in front of a cave. The road keeps going upwards, higher and higher.

No.141142

>>141121
"So? Where now? Epona?"

No.141144

>>141138
wait for the party to arrive, scan to make sure nothing is as it shouldn't be

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141147

>>141121
"Uh… follow me?"

Lead the party to the new path.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141148

>>141142
"To the cavern?"

No.141153

>>141144
Loud snoring, should it be there?
>>141147
You must have had a goat ancestor, because the path is an open book to you. The whole party is now together with Lady Firmgold, in front of a cave.

No.141156

>>141153
"Who wants the honors of entering first?"

No.141157

>>141156
"I will."
Rolling for stealth.

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.141158

>>141153
listen more closely
"We must not d-disturb whoever is in their slumber, and be off soon"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.141159

>>141153
"Maybe it's just a giant."

No.141162

>>141156
"Um… I can?"

Astral Projection, go in there and see what's up.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.141164

Is the party split or has everyone gone up the mountain?

No.141166

>>141162
astral projection is instant

No.141177

>>141158
Listening close is easier when you roar you thoughts loudly. Because when you do, usually things roar back!
>>141157
The sudden roar startles you, and you are now on your back in the middle of the path Not Helpless
>>141162
You don't need fancy-pantsy magic to tell what's in there.

Three manticores come out of the cave, roll initiative.

>>141164
all together.

No.141183

>>141177
Cheap shot one of them.

No.141185

>>141177
I try to follow them up without being seen and locate the source of the roar.

Rolled 1 = 1

No.141188

>>141177
"Please don't attack!"
word of power!

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4

No.141190

>>141177
Prepare a trap.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.141194

>>141183
Roll for success, is not an istant spell.

No.141197

>>141177
I prepare a trap!

Rolled 7 = 7

No.141200

>>141177
"AH!"

Chain lightning!


>>141194
It is the first turn, it autocrits too

Rolled 7, 9, 6 = 22

No.141203

>>141194
Cheap Shot: weapon; if used to initiate combat, this skill is instant and autocrits, rendering the target helpless. Otherwise, 9+ renders the target helpless.

No.141205

>>141194
itis when it starts combat

No.141224

WHELP MY BAD!
>>141185
If the three beasts weren't enough, a stranger appears in the middle of the road. A shifty looking gryphon, standing right in front of Firmgold as she
>>141188
Shouts her Word of Power, immobilizing him with the sheer force of her voice, but having no effect whatsoever on the beasts
>>141200
But you are prepared, and as lightining comes thundering from your horn one of the manticores is struck in the side, and the spell travels on right through the open wide mouth of a second manticore, hitting the third on her majestic fur.
>>141183
You then procede to cheap shot the knee of one of the beasts, blowing her left hind leg clean off.
>>141197
>>141190
The traps are set, and are big enough to hinder even such a big beast as a manticore.

No.141228

>>141224
"Go away!"

Hit one of them with regular Lightning!

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12

No.141229

>>141224
Word of Power on the Manticores!
"I order you to refrain from attacking!"

Rolled 1 + 2 = 3

No.141231

>>141224
I try to come back to my senses after being yelled at like that.

Rolled 4 = 4

No.141240

>>141224
Sink my daggers in the crippled one!

Rolled 4 = 4

No.141241

>>141224
I shoot one of them

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141254

>>141228
You hit the already wounded and electrocuted manticore right into an ear.
But the beast seems unfuzzed by the spell and keeps charging at you, decided to have revenge for both her knee and her teeths.
It's at this moment that you notice a blue light shining behind her eyes.
An instant later, where her head used to be a now burning stump of charred meat resides, and you are covered in manticore gore, but still alive.
>>141229
You open your mouth. So does the manticore. Hers is bigger.
Thanks the Godness your companions had setup a trap earlier, and you are NOT gobbled whole in a single bite.
>>141231
You are on your feets, but your eyesight shakes and your hear ring, and are still unable to make out anything around you. Still Helpless.
>>141241
The beast roars more in annoiance than pain, and tries to attack you.
Bad move, since the trap placed right in front of her feets holds her firmly in place.

2 manticores left, both helpless.

No.141264

>>141254
I hit it with my sword!

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141269

>>141254
get up if i need to

Rolled 5 = 5

No.141274

>>141254
I shake my head and try again.

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141276

>>141254
Stab them!

Rolled 8 = 8

No.141284

>>141254
I shiver and try to clean myself carefully

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141302

>>141264
You start talking with your peg leg. "GET ME CLOSER!", or at least your companions can swear you did!
Applying the right kind of pressure on your wooden ally, you are able to leap off the ground and land atop the helpless manticore, opening a gorgeour wound in her back, exposing her spine.
>>141274
You are back on your feets.
>>141276
Playing together as one with Peg you quickly finish the work she started, striking deep inside the ribcage of the manticore, that drops on the ground in violent shivers, leaking blood and some kind of yellow pus all over the cave entrance.
>>141284
You still had that tissue, the one you used to refresh yourself after eating the apple. You take it out and carefully start to scrub under your hooves, between your mane, and inside your nostrils.
Spitting out the last bit of manticore, you can feel some blood still on your mane, but short of a whole bath (who takes one more than twice a year anyway?) there's little anyone could do.

1 manticore wounded, not helpless.

No.141305

>>141302
Cheap shot it!

Rolled 9 = 9

No.141312

>>141302
I let out a sigh of relief and use Chain Lighting again!

Rolled 8 = 8

No.141317

>>141302
"how gory of me, I'm usually not like that."
I reload my pistol

Rolled 9 = 9

No.141319

>>141302
walk into the cave and scan to see what's inside

Rolled 4 = 4

No.141320

>>141302
I load a specially prepared dart into my blowgun and shoot it at the manticore.
Rolling for Cursed Arrow.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141323

>>141305
Another kneecap gone. The beast is trashing on the ground. Her cries are making your coat crawl on itself.
>>141312
The beast's eyes are wide open, red, dry from the pain and tears she has spilled.
And you strike your lightning right into them.
It doesn't even take a second for her head to explode in smithereens. Of gore.
>>141317
Your pistol is oiled and ready.
>>141319
You can't see anything in this darkness, and there's an odd silence.
Your nose can't help you either, since the smell of blood, piss and feces is all over the place.

No.141325

>>141312
Two more rolls!

Rolled 5, 7 = 12

No.141328

>>141325
There is nothing to hit but the ground, and a poor bird that was passing by the entrance of the cave.

No.141336

>>141323
"Oh my"
look for something to light the inside with, maybe a torch or a glowing rock or something

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141338

>>141323
Farsight! What can I see?

Rolled 1 = 1

No.141353

>>141323
"We probably attacked their den. Nothing but dead animals and travelers in there, I bet."

No.141362

>>141336
There are different pieces of wood on the ground, maybe taken by the manticores while building the nest.
You take the sharpening knife in your saddlebags and make a torch out of them.
Then get Epona to shoot some lightning on it and ignite it.
You can now see an ample supply of small critters piled on one side of the cave, and bones in the other. Also, something sparkling in the dark.
>>141338
Lights! A lot of lights! Too much light, but who cares! Your sight goes completely blank.

No.141365

>>141362
"Aaaaaah!"

I wave my hooves around wildly and drop to the floor, clutching my head.

"Whhyyyyyy?"

No.141367

>>141362
go over and look at the sparkling things

Rolled 4 = 4

No.141371

>>141365
"What is it? What did you do now?"

>>141362
Inspect the sparkly thing.

No.141374

>>141365
"Hey! Are you alright?"

No.141375

>>141371
>>141374
"I can't see! I messed up again!"

Rub my eyes and try to clear my sight!

Rolled 4 = 4

No.141378

>>141367
You get bitten, and still can't make out what it was from the dark. But it had small teeths.
>>141371
You would go over and inspect them, but after seeing how firmgold backs down, you decide against it.
>>141375
Looks better, now you see dark shapes atop the white.. Yuppie!

No.141382

>>141378
How terrible! I want to see again! Rub rub rub!

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141384

>>141378
have the good cleric heal/cure me just in case it was poisonous but keep going to inspect

Rolled 3 = 3

No.141388

>>141378
"That doesn't seem friendly.."

No.141394

>>141384
Is the roll for inspect or for heal?
>>141382
Your sight is slowly getting better, you can tell colors once again. It should go back to normal in a few minutes.

No.141397

>>141382
"You're just gonna make your eyes sore like that!"
Having said that, I just pace about nervously.

No.141401

>>141394
heal, this one is to inspect

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141404

>>141401
The wound gives a twist, if that's even possible, and starts glowing red. A few droplets of blood come out, but nothing more.
>>141401
You can see it. Is a bipedal, quite odd the shape. And its green, snake-like eyes are looking down on you in ager.

No.141406

>>141394
>>141397
"It's… it's okay! I can see again."

I sigh in relief and get back up again, dusting myself off.

Now, inspect the room again. Use farsight to see beyond the darkness!

I know I'm not supposed to roll for this, but whatever

Rolled 1 = 1

No.141408

>>141404
"Ow, gently please lady cleric"
is it moving?

Rolled 8 = 8

No.141421

>>141404
I divert my attention from Epona and try to inspect the creature.
Do I recognize it's species?
"Uh, hello?"

No.141422

>>141408
It is breathing and standing, if this is what you ask. Not going anywhere, just standing there looking tough. You can tell now it must be a baby dragon, probably a newborn hatchling.
>>141406
The room is filled with the bones and bodies of critters of every size and shape. A small animal, similar to a lizard in shape is standing in front of Firmgold.

No.141424

>>141422
"Oh, a dragon! And a baby too! Nopony hurt it! It might help us with the grown up!"

No.141425

>>141422
"Hello?"

No.141427

>>141422
I poke it with my magic

"H-hello there?"

Rolled 7 = 7

No.141432

>>141427
>>141425
"Rawrr!"
Nope, can't speak. Not yet, at least. You can see cracked pieces of eggshell around.

No.141435

>>141432
look farther into the cave, is it deeper?

Rolled 8 = 8

No.141436

>>141432
"Hey there baby draggy! Let Papa' Shaky close to you, will you?"

Inch closer as I speak to him.

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.141439

>>141432
"He's… cute!"

Try to approach him carefully, see how he reacts

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141440

>>141432
"Now why would three Manticores have a baby dragon egg lying around?"
I stay a bit further away.

No.141443

>>141440
"Probably wanted to eat it later then it hatched, duh!"

No.141444

>>141435
Nope, big enought just for the 3 manticores you slained.
>>141436
He doesn't trust you. And shows it by swinging at you with your claws.
>>141439
He shyes away, and runs a few meters back to the bottow of the cave.

[DC8] to charm the dragon

No.141447

>>141444
"Awww, he's afraid. Don't worry little guy, I wont hurt you…"

Try to approach him again

Rolled 9 = 9

No.141448

>>141443
"They could be guarding the dragon, dear. Always a possiblity"

No.141450

>>141443
"There's not much to eat in a baby dragon though."
>>141447
I just watch as Epona works her charms.

No.141451

>>141447
>>141444
I stop to stand and see how she handles it.

No.141454

>>141450
"They probably mistaken it's egg to be the egg of some tasty bird."

No.141457

>>141454
"Birds born of eggs of that size are even more bon- you know what, I don't even care."

No.141468

>>141447
You walk carefully, a few steps at a time.
Slowly, you get closer to the newborn. He doesn't seem to appreciate it, and keeps trying to run away, unable to go any further down the cave, he curls on himself.
But this you understand. Because no matter dragon or pony, born slave or born free, fear and loneliness you can understand.
Slowly, your hooves start to pet his still soft scales, and you run your magic slowly from his tail to the head he burrowed under his tiny arms.
Then he looks up to you, and runs his head through your mane.
As you get on your hooves again, the dragon imitates your posture, walking on four legs, and shadowing your every move.

Better not have him around during fights..

No.141475

>>141468
"Ah, good"
seeing this, I motion for both me and the cleric to walk out of the cave and further up the mountain

No.141478

>>141468
"How cute! Be a good mother now."

No.141482

>>141468
"Awwwww… he's adorable!"

I look at the rest of the party

"Can I keep it?"

No.141485

>>141468
>>141482
"I think we really should return him to his daddy and mommy. He'll be a nice card for us to get the big Drag moving."

No.141486

>>141482
"Well he'd die if we left him here. I don't see why not."

No.141496

>>141485
"That too, if we find them. Anyway, let's get a move on!"

No.141504

>>141485
"B-but what if she doesn't recognize it as her child? It happened to me myself…"

>>141496
"Lead the way."

Keep an eye on the babby dragon while walking. I do hope he'll stay out of trouble.

No.141506

The group heads up on the mountains.
The path is well kept and easy to follow, which is strange since nopony from the village below ever comes here.

Now near the top you can hear loud sounds and voices of other ponies hard at work. You are quite sure they still don't know you are here, since you are nowhere in sight of them and the noise they are making is covering your movements.

No.141508

>>141506
"This is…weird to say the least. What's going on in here?"

No.141510

>>141506
take a peek, try not to get seen

Rolled 9 = 9

No.141511

>>141504
"Well, too bad then I guess!"

>>141506
"Well well well, what's going on here?"

No.141513

>>141506
"Uhhhh… what's going on here?"

>>141508
"Hey, I said that!"

Farsight, see what they are working on and with

Rolled 8 = 8

No.141520

>>141510
A bunch of ponies in what appears to be the same uniform is running all over a large plateu atop the mountain, that opens on an enormous cave, so dark you can hardly see the inside.
There must be more than twenty ponies here, and they have a camp base with all the possible care and attention to details.
There are barracks, a forge, and a lot of tents.
But what stands out the most, are the pieces of machinery they are building.

>>141513
Huge machines, befitted the siege of a city, are beign built on the clearing in front of the cave.
Of the various ponies milling around, none seems to be slacking off.
Most of them give you the impression of beign carpenters more than anything else.
A bunch of purple eggs as big as a pony's head are sitting in a curious looking cage of metal, near the edge of the camp.

No.141527

>>141520
I make note of what I see and inform the party.

"I don't understand…"

No.141530

>>141527
"Me neither. I don't like this at all."

No.141533

>>141520
"oh my"
go back and inform the party

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141534

>>141527
"Well this is unexpected… and it mixes things up as well."

No.141539

>>141530
"They… they are keeping those dragon eggs in a cage? Why? Who are these ponies?"

I sit down on my haunches

"Nothing is ever simple, is it?"

No.141541

>>141533
You do just that, and with a last peek you can see the insigna on the shoulder of one of the ponies. An eight-pointed snowflake.

No.141548

>>141541
form this as well
"So my friends, what do we do?"

Rolled 5 = 5

No.141577

>>141548
An eight-pointed snowflake? Check my books and see if I can find any symbolism behind this.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.141580

>>141548
"They might not want us nosing around… This complicates things."

No.141582

>>141577
You open up your biggest book on magical creatures and mystical forces, but there's nothing about an eight-pointed snowflake, and you get sidetracked by a long reading about swamp iguanas.

No.141584

>>141582
Alright, try and find something about purple dragon eggs then. Do these spawn a certain type or kind of dragon?

Rolled 10 = 10

No.141591

>>141584
Your world for that book! That one book you had just read yesterday! The five hundread years old one!
"Purple dragon eggs are usually laid by a broodmother and then give into costudy to a poweful or mighty male, that takes them on his second sleep cycle, effectively hatching the eggs for up to 200 years!"

No.141594

>>141584
"Anything that might concern us miss?"

No.141595

>>141591
I inform the party of this.

"Sooo… I still don't understand. How did these ponies get their hooves on all those eggs? Where is the adult dragon?"

Rolled 6 = 6

No.141597

>>141595
"Inside maybe?"

No.141599

>>141595
"Something we must find out, of course. But I fear we might not be able to do such a thing as of yet. I propose we wait until nightfall to 'slinker' about"

No.141600

>>141597
"But… but… How did they convince him to just give up his eggs? They are inside that cage after all!"

No.141601

>>141600
"Maybe they didn't so much convince him as they forced him."

No.141606

>>141601
"Oh no… that poor dragon!

… how did they manage to take down a fullgrown dragon though?"

No.141609

>>141601
"Unfortunately, really. Any ideas on how to get through the possible security of the place?"
take another peek.

what time of the day are we looking at?

Rolled 5 = 5

No.141612

>>141609
It's about noon. You set off in the early morning.

Some guard shifts in your direction, and you don't dare take a second look as you duck your head under some rocks.

No.141619

>>141612
"I'm going to try something…"

Astral Projection, go take a look inside that cave

No.141620

>>141606
"That's a good question my dear… and that makes them pretty dangerous too. Maybe by brute force and numbers, maybe they had a little something something?"

No.141623

>>141612
"Istillthinkweshouldwaitandmoveatnightfall"

No.141626

>>141619
Your body grows still as the eye of your mind leaves the boundaries of the flesh and flies toward the cave.
You are greeted by a huge barricade, surveiled by 2 guardsponies on the outside, and filled with locks of every kind.
But you are not a body anymore, and a door does nothing but invite your peering mind to explore.
Entering the cave, you can see the darkness in which the dragon is still sleeping. His home defiled, his treasure depredated, his future, stolen.

No.141627

>>141626
Does the dragon appear wounded in any way? Can I make out what they used to fight him?

Rolled 7 = 7

No.141631

>>141627
The dragon seems to be still alive and breathing, just asleep. Once in a while, he lets out a big groan, and the whole mountain shakes violently.

No.141633

>>141626
scan where we're at, maybe there's something we can hide under if any of those ponies decide to head down here

Rolled 1 = 1

No.141641

>>141631
Hmmm… go back outside and take another look at the camp. Can I make out some kind of pony that looks to be in charge?

Rolled 8 = 8

No.141653

>>141633
Slowly, with hoofsteps lighter than feathers, you scan around for an hiding space.
After dozens of minutes of searching, your eyes fall on the perfect spot: big enough for the whole party to enter, far enough not to be heard, and orientated at just the right angle to spy on them.
But the ceiling is just a bit too low, and as you step inside, your head hits the stone table, sending the whole hiding spot crumbling off the side of the mountain.
The eyes of the whole camp are pointed on you.
>>141641
No, all the ponies here seem to be either very specialized workers setting up strange machines or guards looking over piles of stuff nobody would ever dare to steal from.

No.141659

>>141653
"Oh that is just grand…"
Try to find a hiding spot.

Rolled 3 = 3

No.141660

>>141653
"….hello everyone? I'm terribly sorry, my apologies however I simply cannot find a proper place to put this gaudy armor at. Could one of you kind ponies direct me where I can change in peace?"
word of power

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4

No.141666

>>141653
Oh no…

I quickly return to my body and hide behind Lady Firmgold

Shouldn't we stop for tonight?

No.141667

>>141659
The tent in the middle of the enemy camp might be a good hiding spot! They'd never think of looking for you there!

But your entusiasm is short lived as somepony shouts "More of them!" and points at you, right after you started sprinting.
>>141660
They are not answering. Maybe it's a good sign. Like the pointy spears, those can be used to greet strangers, can't they?

The camp is under alarm. 20+ ponies, they know the location of Shaky and Firmgold.

>>141666
firmgold is not with the party, and yes, this might take a while.

[PAUSED]

No.142850

Lady Firmgold and Shaky have been discovered by the misterious group of ponies they were trying to hide from, and are now held at spearpoint.
A rough estime tells you there might be over twenty ponies here, between guards and builders.

[Begin]

No.142859

>>142850
>>141667
"Come on guys, can't a pony take a stroll in the mountains? Pay no mind to me!"

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.142862

>>142850
"P-Please lay down your weapons, or refrain from pointing them at me!"
word of freaking power

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.142866

>>142850
"Hello guys we are just passing by."
Use bluff.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.142868

>>142850
I prance in place, panicking

"Oh no, oh no, oh no… What do we do?"

No.142870

>>141667
I take out my bone dice and cast them in my hiding place on the mountainside. They should tell me what to do with that group of ponies.

Rolled 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 1, 5, 5 = 31

No.142884

One of the more armored ponies is about to speak
>>142862
But then, you cut him short with another loud dissertion about friendship, and he turns around.
The ones with the spears come closer.
>>142859
They are not even listening to you, just holding down their spears as what you can only assume to be their training kicks in.
>>142866
One of the carpenters speaks up
"Oh, that's cool then. But those two over there are a problem."
And then points at Shaky and Firmgold.
>>142870
You cast the group of bones on the ground, but you forget to consider that you are on a slope. They roll out of place, useless for any divinatory purpouse.

No.142887

>>142884
"Dont worry they are with me, move along guys."

No.142889

>>142868
"We should stay out of trouble."

No.142890

>>142887
>>142884
"Yeah, listen to the guy, we are just passing by, no need to get fidgety over us!"

No.142894

>>142887
Another guard comes beside the pony you just persuaded.

"And you would be?"
You will have to Bluff eveyone one them. Or their leader, whoever that is.

No.142896

>>142894
"Im THE mare you know?"
Bluff

Rolled 5 = 5

No.142897

>>142884
I pick the dice back up and put them into my bag before they can roll to far. I get my blowgun out and load a special dart before going back to watching the two ponies being confronted by the others.

No.142900

>>142896
"No." And points a spear at you.

Firmgold, Shaky, Slice, Roll for initiative.

No.142901

>>142889
"But! But! Who knows what'll happen to them!"

No.142902

>>142900
Roll for stealth.

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.142907

>>142900
"Be that way, your funeral!"

Cheapshot the closest pony.

No.142908

>>142900
word of power
"Stop!"

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8

No.142912

>>142901
"We can't help them if we get caught too!"

No.142913

>>142902
You try to stealth behind the only pony in this mayem that believes you. That poor carpenter from before.
Of course you try to do this right in front of the other pony, so it doesn't help you too much.
>>142908
As the spear-wielders go for the attack, you are successful in commanding all four of them to an alt, right before
>>142907
Hits one of them clean in the head, spraying the other four with his inwards.

9 spear-wielding ponies left, 10 carpenters left, nopony injuried.

No.142915

>>142913
Make a trap.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.142918

>>142913
I turn to Epona.
"Shh, stay put!"
And try to stealthily make my way to the cage the eggs are being held in while the camp is busy fighting..
What kind of animals were in those eggs?

Rolled 3 = 3

No.142921

>>142913
The dice were right. I shoot one of the spear wielding ponies with a dart.
Rolling for Cursed Arrow.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.142922

>>142918
"No, don't leave me alone here!"

Rolling not to lose my shit

Rolled 10 = 10

No.142923

>>142913
"Stay down!"
word of power again

Rolled 1 + 2 = 3

No.142924

>>142913
Stab another nearby enemy.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.142926

>>142922
Looks like my shit is firmly under control.

"Okay… okay this isn't an issue at all. I'm fine. We're doing just fine! I just gotta stick to this spot and hope I don't mess up!"

No.142928

>>142915
The trap is set
>>142918
You don't have time to take a step that 2 guards are upon you. 1 hit, roll 6 to dodge the next
>>142921
Your arrow shoots stright past the eye of one of the three ponies in front of Firmgold and Shaky, and takes the life away from him.
Just to ressurect him as an undead a second later.
>>142923
The two remaining ponies jump on you, 2 wounds.
>>142924
You open a deep gauge in the flank of one of the ponies attacking Firmgold, he's wounded but still alive.
>>142922
You cool babe! This whole battle will be a cakewalk for you!

1 trap set, 1 spearpony injuried, 7 alive, 1 undead, 10 workers left, now armed with weapons.

No.142930

>>142928
Finish him off, while glaring at the undead.

"Whoa, what the hell?"

Rolled 8 = 8

No.142933

>>142928
"EPONA! HEEELP!"
I try to run away.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.142934

>>142928
I swoop down from my spot on he mountain and use Touch of Death on one spearpony while my minion attacks another.

Rolled 2, 6 = 8

No.142935

>>142928
scream loudly and kick them off from me! flail about or something!

Rolled 9 = 9

No.142937

>>142933
"B-but she told me to stay put! I'll try to cover her!"

Use Lightning on one of the ponies, try not to kill him though.

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.142942

>>142928
Roll for stealth

Rolled 1 + 2 = 3

No.142946

>>142930
With a spinning motion, you slice your second dagger around the troath of the pony, drawing a long streak of blood out of it.
>>142933
You can dodge the attacking pony and are back at with Epona. The only problem is, now they know where she is.
>>142934
In your talon, you charge the power only time normally should hold. The power to take away with a touch somepony's life.
But in your leap, you are spotted by one of the guards, that hurls a spear at you. To dodge it, you glide becomes a fall and you curl over yourself on the ground, the talon and its power now cursing you, and a few feathers come off from your chest.
>>142937
The lightining bounces wildly around the stone walls of the mountain side, and you struggle to control it. This gives one of the spearponies the chance to attack you. 1 hit.
>>142942
You stuble upon your own trap, effectively getting caught in it. Helpless.

No.142948

>>142946
Try tp get up.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.142950

>>142946
"Noooo!"

Hit him/her with my staff!

"Just go away, I'm having enough trouble casting as it is!"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.142951

>>142946
SEEING AS I'M UP
spear the other one in the face and look for the leader

Rolled 7 = 7

No.142953

>>142946
I use Word in your Ear in one of the spearponies.
"Hey, you should totally stab that guy over there."

I point at one of his own allies.

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.142954

>>142946
I fly towards the guard that threw the spear and tear into him with my claws and beak.

Rolled 1 = 1

No.142957

>>142946
"Epona! Calm down!"
I shoot the pony harassing her.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.142965

>>142948
Knowing your own device, you are able to disarm it in a swift motion, before anyone could have had a chance to take a gib at you.
>>142950
Your swings are wide and easy to dodge for an experienced fighter such as this pony, who parries your staff and ripostes with a quick attack of his spear. 2 hits.
>>142951
sorry I had missed you.
Your spear grazes his neck, but he's not quite out of the fight yet.
You can't seem to find anyone who resembles a leader here.
>>142953
"Hell yeah, he did steal my hay rations!"
With a look of anger on his face, he trusts the spear into the carpenter standing beside him.
Roll to see how he fares.
>>142954
Even without his weapon, the guard is an experienced fighter.
He pins you to the ground and starts headbutting you. This wouldn't be a problem usually, but the place in your chest where you hit yourself is pulsing with pain. Helpless, 1 wound.
>>142957
The pistol blows up in your face, DC6 to fix it, 1 hit for you.

No.142967

>>142965

Rolled 6 = 6

No.142970

>>142965
"Stop it, I don't want to fight you!"

Use my staff to deflect the next attack

Rolled 7 = 7

No.142971

>>142967
The pony manages to catch his mate off guard, and he drops his weapon. But neither of them is down yet.

No.142972

>>142965
>>142967
>>142971
Use this distraction to Cheap Shot the spearpony.

Rolled 1 = 1

No.142973

>>142965
push him away and use command on him

Rolled 8 = 8

No.142974

>>142965
I command my minions to knock him off of me so I can get back up.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.142975

>>142965
Stab him with my hidden blades.

Rolled 3, 10 = 13

No.142977

>>142965
"These damn things!"
I try to fix it.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.142992

>>142972
You throw a rock over the mountain side, hoping the noise will distract the pony. But yeah, he saw you do that. And neither him nor his buddy are happy.
They both charge you, Helpless and 1 Wound.
>>142973
As you throw him on the ground beside the mutilated body of his 2 companions, the pony turns towards you.
"Mercy! I.. I can help you! Let me live!"
>>142974
Your minion comes rushing and headbutts the pony from above you. You are back on your feets.
>>142975
You charge the nearest pony on the battlefield, and move your right dagger towards him.
But at the very last second, the dagger slips from your grasp and falls on the ground [DC3 to recover it], and the pony lunges at you with his sword.
This is just the opening you needed to cut his head clean off.
>>142977
With a quick job of oil, hooves and magic the pistol is as good as new and reloaded.

4 spear ponies left, 1 injuried, 1 under Firmgold's control, 1 under Seekkill's control.
9 sword-armed workponies left.

No.142995

No.142998

>>142992
Is not a dagger is a hidden blade
Finish the pony.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.142999

>>142992
Escape Artist and stab the spearpony in the throat!

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143000

>>142992
"You know guys…there are quite a lot of them…"
I prepare a trap.

Rolled 5 = 5

No.143002

>>142995
The next hit doesn't connect with your body, and you are able to stagger the spearpony, who's now helpless. sorry

No.143004

>>142992
lower my face to near his
"Stay put then."
then turn and use word of power
"this isn't good for the soil.. Offenders please refrain fromattacking!"

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7

No.143005

>>142992
I try to tear him to shreads with my beak and claws again.

Rolled 1 = 1

No.143008

>>143002
"Just stay down, okay!?"

>>143000
I cover Peg Leg with lightning in case somepony attacks her!

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8

No.143014

>>142998
Another motion of your hoof and now he's dead.
>>142999
The spearpony lunging over you didn't expect such a quick recovery, and you are able to catch him as he tries to execute you with his weapon.
Dangerous move, since now he's wide open to your attack.
Pushing on the ground with your hooves, you throw yourself towards the throath of the pony, severing his head clean off.
>>143000
As you are about to put the finishing touches on your wonder of mechanical work, a fellow mechanic catches you off guard, and trusts at you with his sword. 1 hit. But the lightning Epona placed upon you save you from a more severe counterattack, and almost fry the pony alive.
>>143004
Your words move the earth of one of the worker ponies, who tries to shy away from the fight.
>>143005
He already knows this trick, and is ready for you.
Not even one of your hits connect, but he's able to strike you just once, where it counts, on the featherless spot on your chest.
Helpless, 2 wounds total.
>>143008
Smart thinking, the pony who has attacked her is not helpless on the ground.

2 spear ponies left
7 swordponies.

No.143015

>>143014
Pick my other weapong.

Rolled 5 = 5

No.143016

>>143014
I point my gun at one of the ponies, ready to fire if he moves against me.
"I don't wanna kill you, buddy, so stay down!"

Rolled 7 = 7

No.143017

>>143014
I have my minion knock him off once again.

Rolled 4 = 4

No.143018

>>143014
"You!"
use command on one of the sword ponies

Rolled 3 = 3

No.143019

>>143014
I breathe in and out deeply and start concentrating.

"Alright… I can do this."

Chain Lightning. Try not to kill anypony though

Rolled 2, 10, 1, 7, 9, 10, 8, 5, 2 = 54

No.143022

>>143014
Fly up, and use Word in your Ear on one of the spearponies again.

"Hey, that swordpony is one of them! Get her!"
Try to convice him to attack an ally again.

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10

No.143034

>>143015
You manage to pick it up, as one of the swordponies pushes you to the ground. Nothing serious, just 1 hit.
>>143016
Saying you don't want to kill to a pony standing in a battlefield populated by his former battle-brothers might not be the smartest trick in your book.
But he believes your bluff, and drops his weapon.
>>143017
Your raised servant heads straight into your attacker, but he's too slow.
With an applebuck, the spearpony sends the head of his old comrade flying, and your minion is for trashing on the ground.
>>143019
You are having troubles controlling the wild energy of your magic, so much that the thought of not killing is hard to grasp.
The lightning from your horn hits the sword of one of the ponies, and through it is channeled to his mouth, and inside his body. The mail armor acts as a conductor across the coat of the pony, who is beign fried alive from the inside and the outside. He explodes in a thousand pieces of fur and meat, leaving his smoking armor behind.
Then, the lightning dissolves.
>>143022
The last standing spearpony can't notice you coming from above, and mistakes your voice for that of his comrade. Without even checking, he trusts his long weapon inside the nearest swordpony, killing him on the spot.

1 spearpony left, 5 swordponies left.

No.143040

>>143034
"Run off to the side where I can see you!"
I then prepare a trap.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.143041

>>143034
Stab her.

Rolled 6 = 6

No.143042

>>143034
Chuckle at his gullibleness and Cheap Shot him, plant a knive in the back of his spine.

No.143043

>>143034
While he's distracted I try to push him off og me and get back up.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.143044

>>143042
Now with rolls

Rolled 2 = 2

No.143047

>>143034

>>143018

and use it again [d2] after the good cleric heals my wounds [d1]

Rolled 5, 2 = 7

No.143052

>>143034
"Oh gods no!"

Rolling to see whether or not I lose my shit over that image I just saw d1

And rolling to use Lightning on anypony trying to attack one of my friends d2+2

Rolled 1, 7 + 2 = 10

No.143064

>>143040
You try to lay yet another contraption to hold steady your foes, but they won't give you the time!
Setting up the right wires and screws is hard work!
And one of those swordponies knows it well, so well he knows you'll be too cusy to notice him coming from behind. 1 hit.
>>143041
Trusting your hidden blade inside her shoulder, you can feel the warm blood running down your hoof. But she's not quite done yet, and swings at you. 1 hit.
>>143043
You are able to get back on your talons and paws, redy to counterattack.
>>143044
He hears you chuckle, and realizes what he's done. With a jerk of his head, he swipes his spear at you. 1 hit.
>>143047
The pony just won't listen you. Not only this, but he takes advantage of your attempt at conversation to place two swings of his weapon on yout chest.
The cleric, on her part, can't seem to find the page of her training manual which contains healing spells.
>>143052
You do. The image of that pony, beign tortured by the lightning you casted, by your magic, your creation, will hunt you as long as you'll have an horn.
This doesn't keep you from firing yet another lightning spell against the swordpony attacking Lady Firmgold.

1 spearpony left, 3 swordponies left, 2 injuried.

No.143067

>>143064
I'll just curl up on the ground and start crying now

No.143069

>>143064
"Hey! Calm down, stud!"
I kick him in the groin with my peg leg.
or rather stab
But I don't want to kill him.
>>143067
"Epona, what's wrong?"

Rolled 6 = 6

No.143070

>>143064
use command on him again! d1
"Cleric please hurry and heal me!" d2

Rolled 8, 8 = 16

No.143071

>>143064
I fly up and shoot him with a dart.
Cursed arrow.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.143074

>>143064
Attack her with both weapons.

Rolled 1, 9 = 10

No.143075

>>143064
Retaliate! Stab him!

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143083

>>143069
"What did I doooooo!? I'm a monster!"

No.143087

>>143067
Perfect occasion for a swordpony to pin you down and attack you. 2 wounds.
>>143069
He's hit right in the groin, but doesn't desist. At least now he's so slow he might as well be Helpless.
>>143070
He drops his sword
"Wait! They just make us do it!" and curls up
On the other side, Spring Source seems to have gotten the hang of his spellbook, as a white light envelopes your body. -1 wound.
>>143071
You try to fly up, but he's too fast. He must be a master of hoof to hoof combat, and kicks you until you are able to get at a safe distance. 2 hits.
>>143074
Again, your right blade fails to find his target, and again, your opponents commits the same mistake of thinking this an opportunity.
But this time, a sword strikes you.
As you kill the swordpony, a track of blood runs through your side. 1 wound.
>>143075
The lenght of his spear fails the pony, as you rush towards him and place a dagger right between his eyes. He's dead.

1 spearless spearpony left,1 swordpony left. 3 ponies out of combat.

No.143088

>>143087
Attack the other one.

Rolled 4, 4 = 8

No.143089

>>143088
Rerolling this.

Rolled 3, 8 = 11

No.143090

>>143087
"Stay down or I'll finish what I started!"
I turn to the pony assaulting Epona and shoot him.

Rolled 3 = 3

No.143094

>>143087
I try shooting him again.

Rolled 4 = 4

No.143095

>>143087
"Thank you very much Miss Cleric"
push the sword closer to him
"Stay. Here."
and then use word of power on the other attackers

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7

No.143096

>>143087
I just shield my head and curl up even more

"Stop it! Please!"

No.143097

>>143087
"Hey, you, pony with a sword, do me a favor and throw that sword away, you don't need it anyway!"

Rolled 1 + 2 = 3

No.143101

>>143088
Both your blades fail you, and the last swordpony left counters with a flurry of attacks, 2 hits.
>>143090
The shot is stuck in the chamber, as the powder didn't ignite. Earing the click of the flint on your pistol, the pony turns to you and counters. 1 hit. Helpless.
>>143094
He's keeping you close, so close you can smell his determination. He won't let this go. 1 hit.
>>143096
He has no more time for you, as the rest of your party tries to gag on him.
>>143095
And Lady Firmgold convinces him to stop. He's now in tears, sitting on his flank.
>>143097
He throws the sword on your head. 1 wound, but he didn't mean it.

No.143102

>>143101
I try to bite his face off with my beak.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.143105

>>143101
I get up.
How many prisoners did I get?

Rolled 2 = 2

No.143106

>>143101
Roll for stealth.

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4

No.143110

>>143101
No longer under attack, I try to calm down and stop crying

Rolled 3 = 3

No.143111

>>143101
"Miss Source, could you be a dear and heal Epona? she's rig- yes right here" d1 - no bonus
and then WORD OF POWER ON WHOEVER IS STILL STANDING d2 - bonus

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.143112

>>143111
ok yea fuck, forget the cleric's move then

No.143113

"Guys! I need help here!"

No.143114

>>143101
only the spealess spearpony fighting hoof to hoof with Seekkill is still standing.
>>143102
Was still standing, as now a gaping hole is where his right eye used to be. The blood loss is substantial, and he startes trashing on the ground, shivering violently.
>>143105
You cannot seem to get your hooves to work.
1 Prisoner, a carpenter it seems. He's weeping in a corner together with the other 2 captured ponies.
>>143106
You are hidden on top of a rock, for all the good that will do.
>>143110
You are far, far from calm..
>>143111
Nopony is still up and offering a fight.

No.143117

>>143114
Try again.

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7

No.143119

>>143114
ok then the cleric heal everyone?

Rolled 1 = 1

No.143120

>>143117
Wait! Behind the rock, that might work. Much better.

No.143121

>>143114
I pour a bit of necromantic poison into his wound.
Rolling for Cursed Arrow.

Rolled 6 = 6

No.143122

>>143113
I get back up, wiping my eyes and hit whoever is attacking her with a lightning bolt. Again careful not to kill anypony.

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9

No.143123

>>143114
How many enemies left?

No.143126

>>143114
I get knocked down But I get up again You're never going to keep me down.

No.143128

>>143126
Now with 100% more rolls

Rolled 8 = 8

No.143130

>>143119
"I'm sorry miss Firmgold!"

She's scrambling up and down, trying to make up her mind on who to heal first

Seekkil, Epona, Shaky 2 wounds
Firmgold 1 wound

>>143121
The pony is already dead, and the poison won't work on him, since there's not blood flow to propagate it through the body.

>>143122
You get up, but nothing is attacking her, and you just discharge a cracling bolt of electricity into the surrounding air.

No.143132

>>143128
Yup, you are never gonna let yourself down or give yourself up. You can now stand once again.

No.143139

>>143130
I sit back on my haunches, staring at the ground while sobbing softly

Rolling to calm my shit already

Rolled 3 = 3

No.143140

>>143130
"It's ok Miss SpringSource, this was a hectic situation afterall"
first Epona, then Shaky, then Seekill, then myself

Rolled 8, 6, 7, 4 = 25

No.143143

>>143139
I clean my daggers.
"Come on, you never killed before?"

>>143140
I bow to her.
"Thanks for the aid! But you really shouldn't have grabbed their attention like that in the first place…"

No.143145

>>143140
"But, hey, me!"
>>143139
I trot up to her and put a hoof on her shoulder.
"What's wrong, Epona?"

Rolled 6 = 6

No.143150

>>143130
I put my poison away and go to take a look at the three captured ponies.

No.143154

>>143139
You are still shaking like a leaf.
Maybe the healing magic flowing through your body right now will soothe your mind.
It's a relaxing sensation, like of running water.
Like the noise you can hear now! Running water!
And what is this pool forming around you?
>>143140
In healing your friends she applies the utmost professionality, cleaning all their wounds and helping them up, but as it is your turn to receive help from the cleric, she starts to shake slightly, and her magic is doing more harm than good, as you feel your wounds burn.
"It's not ok, I should have been of more help! The whole fight, I stood on a corner, terrorized, doing nothing!"
then, she looks downwards
"I'm sorry if I've let you down, mylady."

No.143155

>>143143
"My deepest apologies on that end. I honestly did not know what went into my head when I did that!"
>>143145
"Ah yes, and for, Miss Peg Leg as well"

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143158

>>143143
"I… I didn't want to kill him! I just wanted to force him down! I lost control of my spell again and because of that somepony I didn't want to kill died! I'm dangerous! A monster!"

>>143154
Oh. Fucking. Hell.

Get the hell out of there and hide forever.

Rolled 5 = 5

No.143163

>>143158
>>143154
"Oh shit…EPONA, DON'T RUN!"
I rush after her.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143164

>>143155
"I.. I'll go and heal her."

She turns to Peg Leg and channels her magic. Peg is now 100% fine, and some of your wounds are gone too, just from exposure to the surplus magic.
>>143158
Needless to say, on a mountain top, you can't go far. Maybe among the tents..
>>143163
You can easily catch up with her.

No.143172

>>143164
I jump inside one of the tents and hide. Just find somewhere to hide and cry my heart out in sheer embarrassment

Rolled 9 = 9

No.143173

>>143164
>>143150
What do the captured ponies look like?

No.143176

>>143172
>>143164
"Hey! Stop running, Epona!"

Rolled 7 = 7

No.143178

>>143172
You enter the biggest tent of them all, filled with blueprints and tools.
>>143173
They are well built, but most of them don't seem to be battle hardened veterans, just normal soldiers.
Also, they all wear the same uniform.

No.143179

>>143154
"It's, alright Miss Spring Source, it is your first time 'at the front' so to speak."
look at the 2 pets I have
"You two! Here, now. If you please, and your weapons as well"

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143182

>>143178
I check some of the tents for loot.
The bodies too.

Rolled 6, 9 = 15

No.143186

>>143178
I tear off one of their uniforms to get a better look at it. Have I ever seen anything wearing this in or around my forest?

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143189

>>143178
Try to clean myself up a little

Good going, you pissed yourself in public. If they didn't think you were a useless foal before, then you've made sure of it now…

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143198

>>143179
They walk over to you. Even in defeat, they have a regal posture, and the tears and fears in their eyes are gone. Must have been an effect of the sudden change of ideals.
They stop in front of you and present their weapons, a spear and a sword repectively.
>>143182
The tents hold some bits laying around, but the corpses is where it's at. Some of these ponies even carry jewels. But if you try to loot them, your 3 prisoners might act violently.
>>143186
You are sure nopony ever wore this uniform around here, and due to its particular design, you have it memorized in mere istants.
It's a white tabard wrapped around a mail armor, and on the right shoulder each pony wears the same symbol, a eight-pointed snowflake.
>>143189
There's so much paper in this place that looking decent is not a problem. You even find a brush, and start giving yourself a new manecut.
Then, your eyes wander on a particular blueprint, just beside the announcements board you used as improvised toilet paper.
A blueprint for something called "Dragonslayer".
>>143176
You lost her when she went inside a tent.

No.143199

>>143178
"Epona! Answer me!"
I try to find her.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.143202

>>143198
See if I care, loot everything!
Bits, jewels, any value they have!

No.143203

>>143199
"D-dragonslayer? Oh no… WHERE IS THE BABY DRAGON?"

Completely forgetting about previous events, I run outside and try to find the babby

Rolled 3 = 3

No.143206

>>143198
I start looking for any good loot. Maybe a dagger or knife to replace mine?

Rolled 5 = 5

No.143207

>>143203
And you get lost among the camp. Neither your companions nor the dragon anywhere to be found.

No.143208

>>143203
"Oh hey there you ar- and there you went."
Since she seems to be okay, I trot up to the carpenter.
"You can get up on your feet now."

Rolled 5 = 5

No.143209

>>143198
"Miss Spring Source I'm no in any way mad at you, things happen in combat and I am old enough to accept certain things as they come along. However These 2 will fight for my cause, if you could please heal them?"
check the weapons, are they still useable?

Rolled 8, 4 = 12

No.143213

>>143207
"AaaaaaAAAAAAA!"

Find it!

Rolled 7 = 7

No.143225

>>143206
Nothing better than what you already have. These ponies didn't use daggers, and the only knives seem to be kitchen ones.
>>143209
She looks warily at the two newcomers
"I.. Understand." rolling for heal.
The spear is still a good weapon, but the sword has seen better days, and none of the ones in the hooves of the ponies lying on the ground fare any better.
>>143213
You rush to the side of the plateu. That has to be an exit, right? And there you can see the baby dragon, standing right beside all the other eggs, rasping with his small claws against the cage, trying to break in.

No.143229

>>143225
"Oh good grief!"

Run up and use telekinesis to bend the bars and make an opening

Rolled 6 = 6

No.143230

>>143225
I do >>143208 and walk up to the cage.
Does it have a normal lock?

Rolled 2 = 2

No.143232

No.143233

>>143229
"The hell am I carrying these lockpicks for anyway?"

No.143234

>>143225
I look for the pony with the wooden leg and start examining her. Is she made entirely of wood with just a fake coat covering her, or is it just her leg?

Rolled 1 = 1

No.143236

>>143233
My ears droop down as I look at her

"Sorry… I just wanted to get them out quickly."

No.143237

>>143225
"Thank you very much Miss Spring Source"
smile at her
"Alright you two, I have questions I'm sure you already know the answer to. Now Your assistance is required in this matter. Help us"

No.143239

>>143234
I also go completely pale as the murderous griffon approaches us

No.143241

>>143234
I stay a respectable distance away from the weird bird.
>>143236
"Stop feeling so bad about everything! Whatever works, I'm not even sure what kind of a lock this thing has!"

No.143246

>>143229
The cage appears to be made to withstand attacks from much bigger creatures than a small, cute little horse, and your abilities can't even touch it [DC12 to bend the bars]
>>143208
He doesn't talk, he won't even aknoledge your existence. He's just staring in ahead, humming a low tune.
>>143230
Yes, it is a normal and quite simple lock.
>>143202
As you start stripping down the soldiers, the three remaining ponies get more and more upset.
>>143237
They are not listening to you. Instead, they are trotting over to Shaky.
"What would you be doing now?"
>>143234
Wood? She's not made of wood at all! She's made of solid metal! Go on, bite her, she won't even feel it!
Her flank looks like the perfect place to try!

No.143249

>>143246
"These ponies are really weird."
I try to pick the lock.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.143257

>>143249
The lock gives in easily to your delicate touch, and the gate swings open.
This is all the dragon baby was waiting for, as he dives between the eggs and nestes himself amidst them.

No.143259

>>143246
>>143249
"Hold still metal pony."
I gently bite her flank so as to not damage my beak.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.143262

>>143259
"What the FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING!?"
I try to jump out of the way and draw my pistol and sword

Rolled 6 = 6

No.143264

>>143259
>>143262
After I'm finished with the looting I start to laugh at the scene.
"Pfhahah, whoa, do it again!"

No.143267

>>143246
"Oh dear. Uhm! Shaky! Could you please refrain from doing that?"

No.143268

>>143259
As you savor a bite of her flank, you can't really tell if it's metal or not. A second bite, just to be sure, must be had. And a third.
When you finally realize she's made of meat is the moment you see her flank completely red, covered in bite marks.

No.143269

>>143246
"Well there you have it, too weak to even open a cage…"

>>143259
"AAAAAA HE'S GONNA KILL US ALL!"

Throw him off using telekinesis

Rolled 7 = 7

No.143271

>>143268
Nigger
>>143262

Rolled 4 = 4

No.143273

>>143271
It's pvp, I'm leaving it to you. Same deal with >>143269

No.143275

>>143267
"Nah, they won't need it anymore, will they?"

No.143276

>>143262
>>143268
"Tricksy pone. Not metal at-"

>>143269
I squawk as she throws me a dozen feet into the air.
Or you say what happens. PVP is confusing.

No.143282

>>143276
"Oh no! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you!"

Use my telekinesis to gently put him back on the ground

"Just stop being… weird o-okay?"

Rolled 8 = 8

No.143283

>>143273
Well I obviously jumped out of his way before he could bite me.
>>143276
>>143269
I watch as he's flung across the air.
"Brilliant show, Epona!"

No.143285

>>143275
Think of it as a form of.. humiliation, if you will. I doubt you would want to be humiliated on top of being defeated now would you? Please stop doing that"

No.143288

>>143282
I tilt my head.
"Weird? She is weird."
I point at Peg Leg.

No.143291

>>143288
I need to know if I'm bit or not.
SYLDM SAY SOMETHING

No.143295

>>143291
You have. A few bites as described above, the action took place after he bit you.

No.143296

>>143288
"No, you're being weird! Why would you do that!?"

No.143298

>>143288
"You tried to EAT me!"

No.143301

>>143285
"Hey, if I die, I die, I'm won't be happy about being dead but at least they could stop being greedy!"

No.143304

>>143301
"Stop that right now. This will be your last warning."

No.143306

>>143296
"It has a wood leg, but it looked metal. I wanted to see what it was."

>>143298
"Not tried to eat. Eating alive is not good. Too much screaming."

No.143307

>>143301
"Well you not doing what you're doing is very VERY crucial to them helping us! Please Shaky, for.. for the integrity of the prize at least"

No.143309

>>143306
"It? You mean she! You could have just asked!"

No.143310

>>143304
"You don't seem to be in a position to give any orders now, sonny boy."

>>143307
"Fine! But I'm keeping what I got so far!"

No.143312

>>143306
I just snort at him and walk up to the carpenter I captured.
"Hey, what's your name?"

No.143314

>>143310
"Are we not?"
They clench their weapons
"We'll fight even an hopeless battle to protect the bodies of our brothers."

No.143316

>>143309
"She. Not talking often. More easy to bite."

No.143319

>>143314
"Please don't, enough ponies have died already!"

>>143316
I give him an odd look

"W-what is your name? Where did you come from?"

No.143320

>>143310
You got only the bits from the tents so far. To loot the bodies, you have to attack the ex-soldiers.

No.143323

>>143319
"Your group had no point beign here in the first place."

No.143324

>>143316
"You're an odd one."

>>143320
>>143314
"Protect them? I'm not hurting them! I'm just relieving them from these shackles that hold them to the material world! I'm doing them a favor!"
WiyE on them to let me loot the bodies.

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.143326

>>143319
"From forest. Saw you and wood pone and one more. What is a name?"

No.143329

>>143324
Roll again for the second one.

No.143330

>>143310
"I'll pay you doubly so for the amount of what you return"
>>143314
word of power
"please you two"

Rolled 6 + 2 = 8

No.143331

>>143323
"We had! We just wanted to talk to the dragon about leaving this place and then you attacked us!"

>>143326
"… You know, what do you call yourself? I'm Epona."

No.143333

>>143331
"Oh. Seekkill. What does Epona mean?"

No.143334

>>143330
>>143324
The two ponies are now subdued and won't be opposing Shaky, but are still shaking their heads and muttering in disapproval.
>>143331
"The dragon and this cave are official business of the Equestrian Army now! Civilians have no reason to be here!"

No.143335

>>143334
Loot ALL the bodies!

>>143330
"I trust these good ponies better, I'm sure they won't double cross me!"

No.143339

>>143334
to the two
"This is all very harsh, yes. But not everypony follows the same codes of conduct. My apologies on 'Shaky's' part, however I ask that you help us in our cause and put the more recent events out of place for the being. But first, I am Lady Firmgold. A pleasure to meet you both"

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9

No.143340

>>143333
I think to myself for a moment

"I… I'm not sure, it's just the name my parents gave me."

>>143334
"Equestrian Army?"

I motion to the eggs

"Why are you hoarding dragon eggs? Why did you lock up the d-dragon?"

No.143341

>>143312
NEVER MIND THEN
>>143334
"Equestrian army?"
I fall on my flank.
"Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck"

No.143342

>>143340
>>143341
"Equestria?"

No.143343

No.143344

>>143335
You got your hands on an efty sum of bits, and a few ornated rings all bearing the same crest.
>>143312
He just stares into the horizont, sitting in an immovable military fascion, humming a low tune to himself, not even aknoledging your presence.
>>143339
The spearpony talks first
"Commander Eden Stolen, first battallion of the detached companies of the Equestrian Army. This with me" He motions towards the swordpony "Is engineer first class Automatic Spring."

>>143340
"Because those are our orders."

>>143341
The spearpony just looks at you in disapproval.

No.143345

>>143344
"Well maybe if you'd stop the dragon from destroying the nearby town we wouldn't be here! Not that I complain, I got richer anyway."

No.143347

>>143344
"Orders from whom? What does your insignia mean? Read: the snowflake The mayor from the nearby town asked us to come here…"

>>143342
"This land, you know!"

No.143348

>>143344
I walk over to one and poke him with a claw.
"Equestria. Talk."

No.143349

>>143344
"Hey, you could be grateful I didn't kill you or something!"

No.143350

>>143347
"This land is land, Epona. Forest is forest. Mountain is mountain."

No.143351

>>143344
"Well Commander Eden Storm, it is an honor to meet you. And an honor to meet you as well Automatic Spring. hm, Question: if you were to, say; relocate the dragon.. Would that be a possibility? for this, Equestria?"

No.143353

>>143345
>>143347
>>143348
>>143349
>>143350
"Now Now, Everyone please. There's no need to be on edge at the moment. We have a slice of clarity right now and I think we should expand on that"

No.143354

>>143350
"No, it has a name because us ponies live here! The forests and mountains are part of it too."

No.143355

>>143353
"Slice? I want a slice."

>>143354
I scratch my head.
"Oh?"

No.143356

>>143345
"Well maybe if random strangers wouldn't assault military camps busy in delicate operations, the dragon would have already been gone!"
>>143347
"Orders from our superiors. The insigna on our uniforms is the proud mark of the warriors of the Northern Army."
>>143348
He draws his spear
"It'll take more than a chicken to scare me."
>>143349
"Death doesn't matter."
>>143351
"A pleasure to meet the slayer of all my comrades. And I don't know what to do, we were waiting orders about the dragon when you showed up."

No.143357

>>143355
"eh, A moment of peace, is what I'm referring to my friend"

No.143358

>>143356
"Sure it does. If death didn't matter I would have jumped off a building long time ago."

No.143359

>>143356
"Don't look at me, I was just having a trek in the mountains and got attacked! How is self defense my fault?"

No.143360

>>143356
I spit the eyeball of the soldier I bit at him.

No.143362

>>143355
I shake my head at him in bewilderment

>>143356
"You lock up innocent little dragons and you are proud of it? You… you jerkfaces! You didn't even want to talk to us!"

No.143363

>>143356
"Commander the most I did was cut you on the cheek. Glaring differences aside, there is still the option to remedy the situation. Please Commander, Engineer, This was a total amount of chaos, yes. But please bear with me, with us."

No.143366

>>143360
"Good sir, for that I'll not account for what would happen next. Please. Contain. Yourself."

No.143368

>>143358
"You are not part of anything bigger. And rest assured, your deth is. Not. Important."
>>143359
"I remember a certain buffon blowing the face of one of my friends clean off."
>>143362
"We were taking you in for questioning! And be assured, the dragon is none of your business!"
>>143363
"Well I'd gladly try to work this.."
>>143360
At this, he attacks back trusting his spear.
Roll initiative.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.143369

>>143366
"He started it."

No.143371

>>143368
"Did I claim mine was? You sure are an infuriating fellow. And if dead doesn't matter why didn't you charge at me like a proper soldier would have?"

No.143372

>>143368
I knock the spear away and punch him in the face.
"Talk when we ask, prisoner."

Rolled 1 = 1

No.143373

>>143368
"Oh please try not to kill each other! You both are very necessary to this endeavor and precious time is being used to spill unnecessary blood!"
word of power

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4

No.143374

>>143360
"Seekkil please!"

>>143368
"No, stay down!"

Hit him with lightning, again, DON'T kill him

>>143368
"You were attacking me when I wasn't even fighting anymore!"

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.143377

>>143368
"Put the weapons down, sonny boy."

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.143380

>>143371
He can't answer because he's fighting the gryphon, but if he could he'd say you implied it, since you where nowhere near a cliff. Oh well.

>>143372
No you don't. The spear misses you, but so does your punch. This is pvp now. Every successful attack is 1 wound, crits are 2. To deny an attack, state you aim to dodge/evade and roll higher than your opponent.
>>143373
Your words alone can't stop him.
>>143374
You hit him with lightining, 1 wound on him.
>>143377
Charms are [DC8]

He attacks the gryphon again.

Rolled 6 = 6

No.143382

>>143380
Force him on the ground with telekinesis

"Stop! Please, I beg you!"

Rolled 7 = 7

No.143383

>>143380
again
"Please you two!"

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.143387

>>143380
I try to jump away from his thrust.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.143395

>>143382
Tk is holding him, he can't act this turn.
>>143383
Again, he does not listen
>>143387
As you easily dodge his trusth, he shouts at you
"You Fiend! You desecrated my friends, insulted my nation and insulted me! You will not live another night!"

Automatic Spring is just sitting down, watching the fight.

[Paused]

Rolled 5 = 5

No.147859

>>143395
After having fought an hard battle against a group of soldiers sitting outside a dragon's cave, the group decided to question the last few survivors.
But a reckless move turns one of the two new members of this small army berserk, as he tries to attack Seekkill.
While beign held in Epona's telekinetic grip, Eden looks with loathe upon the gryphon who just tried to defile the corpses of his comrades.
Unable to move, he finally desists, and stops opposing the grip holding him.
[BEGIN]

No.147871

>>147859
Carefully release him

"J-just stay calm, okay!? I wont warn you twice! Or thrice? How many warnings did I give?"

No.147873

>>147859
I kick some dust in the air.
"This carpenter's impossible!"
I trot back to the others.
"What now?"

No.147874

>>147859
"Lets please redirect our attention onto the matter at hand, most likely, getting rid of this dragon."
word of power

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.147875

>>147859
"Take it easy guys we are good."
Use bluff.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.147876

>>147859
>>147873
"I say we take a look in that cave."

No.147877

>>147876
"What do we do to these prisoners?"

No.147879

>>147876
"Right uhh. Yes Right behind you"

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.147880

>>147877
"You do what you like, I'm checking out that cave.
If they die dibs on their stuff!"

I check the cave out.

No.147881

>>147874
Eden doesn't look at you, but Automatic turns and explains
"We have no way to defeat the dragon! Our only chance were the machines, but alone I can't build them!"
>>147871
"I didn't count them."
>>147875
He's pretty cool, and thinks you are a swell guy.

No.147883

>>147881
Mare
>>147880
Follow him.

No.147884

>>147880
"I don't like killing innocent prisoners. Someone with lower moral fiber can do it."
I snicker to myself.
>>147880
I follow him.

No.147885

>>147881
"Can the dragon talk?"

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9

No.147886

>>147881
"But why not just convince him… or something?"

>>147880
"Um… you might want to be careful…"

No.147887

>>147884
>>147886
"I didn't say I'd kill them! I only called dibs on their stuff if they die somehow!"

No.147888

>>147880
The entrance of the cave has been blocked off by a barricade of logs, and guardposts have been built on the sides. A small door with many locks leads inside, but appears to be open. After all, a dragon couldn't pass through it.
>>147885
"We don't know, our orders just said to build those things and hold position."
>>147886
"Because that's what we were told to do."

No.147889

>>147888
"But that's silly! If they told you to burn down an orphanage, would you follow that order!?"

No.147890

>>147889
I lean in close
"You're not gonna like the answer."

No.147891

>>147888
Walk inside carefully.

No.147893

>>147891
Follow him and roll for stealth.

Rolled 5 + 2 = 7

No.147894

>>147889
"For equestria? Yes."

No.147895

>>147888
see shaky walk in
"Oh dear. Ok be nice you two, Miss Spring Source with me if you please"
follow shaky in

Rolled 8 + 2 = 10

No.147896

No.147900

>>147894
I look taken aback, eyes wide in shock

"But… But… they're innocents! What if all they asked you to do was burn down orphanages, hospitals, schools and so on? Kill all the children and the ill? Would you really go through with it?"

No.147904

>>147900
"Would you? Or would you let Equestria die because of them? Oh, pride, morale and choices, they make everything so hard, don't they?"

No.147905

>>147891
The door slowly creepes open on its inches, revealing the inside of the cave.
The huge, huge inside of the cave.
Under a large dome rests what might very well be the father of all dragons. As tall as one hundread ponies, with claws longer than a carriage, and a mouth capable of swallowing an house whole.
And he's sleeping.
And with each breath he takes, the ground shakes a little more. You can easily guess this is the cause of the quakes in town.
He's sitting on what's left of a huge pile of gems, that once must have littered the floor of the enormous cave, but are now not more than an handful.

Then, Eden Stolen speaks up
"He's about to awaken. Dragons are quite- oblivious to the outside, while sleeping. This is why we hoped to take on him with the machines before he could awaken."
>>147893
You are stealthed, but there's nopony else in the cave except for the dragon to hide from.
>>147900
"But I know they won't! Our orders have a reason, they are for the greater good! We do not act pointlessly!"

No.147907

>>147905
"Oh my."
Inpsect his trasures.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.147910

>>147905
"Suuuure…"
I turn to Epones
"So how do you propose we get rid of the dragon? If he awakens to find out his hoard has been stolen he'll just eat us all at once."

No.147912

>>147905
I'll just pocket some of that treasure while he's still asleep…

Rolled 5 = 5

No.147915

>>147905
"where is his treasure?"

No.147916

>>147905
"B-but what if you do?"

>>147910
"Don't ask me, I'm no good with dragons!"

No.147919

>>147916
"And I'm not a smart pony. You're a scholar, use that head of yours!"

No.147921

>>147919
"Um… um… um…"

Rolling to not break under the pressure

Rolled 1 = 1

No.147923

>>147916
>>147919
"Now now, lets not get ahead of ourselves. Miss Epona, if you think you can find an answer in one of your books, like miss peg says, then it would be greatly appreciated if you do."

No.147926

>>147907
He's holding most of the gems left among his claws, and you won't be able to take those without moving him, but a few scattered pieces of gold and gemstone are still laying around the floor, worth a nice bunch of bits.
>>147912
You try your hoof at the treasure left in the claws of the beast, since Slice already scooped up most of what was left on the ground.
yeah, you can't really get that.
>>147915
"I assume this is what's left, he must have consumed most of it during the centuries of his maturing process."
>>147916
"Then I will obey."
>>147921
You- are- gone-
The darkness of this cave clings at you, and you have to run outside gasping for air.
No way you are going back into an enclosed space, for a while.

No.147930

>>147926
After failing at getting the treasure, I facehoof annoyedly.
"I'll get the mage…"
Walk outside.

Rolled 4 = 4

No.147931

>>147926
"How unfortuna- "
>>147921
"Oh, oh dear."
follow out Miss Epona and try to help calm her down

Rolled 5 = 5

No.147933

>>147926
"Was it something I said?"
I run after her.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.147935

>>147930
>>147931
You two do Epona more harm than good, as she keeps running away in shame once she sees you.
>>147933
Well you do just that, and now she's almost cornered.

No.147938

No.147940

>>147935
"I… I don't know anything! Really! My plans are stupid, don't follow them!"

Rolled 6 = 6

No.147941

>>147940
"Calm down, what's come over you?"

No.147942

>>147935
"Miss Epona please! We need your help! You've gone this far and been of so much aid to us you're indispensable!"
word of power to add to my argument

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12

No.147943

>>147940
"Stop bitching and get back inside. Please."

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4

No.147946

>>147942
Epona gets +2 to motivational rolls, if she decides to give this plan a try.
>>147943
But another rant like that and she might break down for good..

No.147947

>>147943
"Y-you can go on without me! Really!"

No.147948

>>147946
>>147947
"Ugh…"

Walk back inside, and inspect the dragon again.
Any weak spots?

Rolled 4 = 4

No.147951

>>147948
Is more like a mountain than a dragon. As you get closer to his belly to inspect it, he suddenly shifts and is now giving you, quite literally, the cold shoulder.
The ground shakes again violently and you fall against it, cutting yourself on the sharp scales.

No.147954

>>147946
"Shaky, you're more harm than good right now. Please, go see that the good Commander and Engineer are behaving. Please?"
>>147947
"Listen Miss Epona. We've not had much in the way of friendliness or friendly-conversation. but believe me when I say that you are the most important pony here right now. If you don't wish to stay because of the others, or because of how the situation is, then…. then stay because of me. Because I need you here, as much if not more than the others"

Rolled 7 + 2 = 9

No.147956

>>147954
Your words couldn't move her more than they already did. Now it's all up to her.

No.147958

>>147947
"Come on now, Epona! We all like you, you've gotta help us!"

No.147959

>>147942
>>147946
>>147954
"Well… I w-was just thinking that maybe we could use the little baby dragon and the eggs and take them with us when we try to talk to the big dragon… I-it probably wont want to hurt its own kin…"

No.147961

>>147951
"Oh, ain't this grand…"
Fly up to a safe distance and try to inspect again.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.147962

>>147959
"Or maybe he is going to get really mad."

No.147963

>>147959
"Well if you insist on speaking to it, I don't see a better way."

No.147964

>>147962
"I think he'll be really mad either way with what happened so far…"

No.147966

>>147962
"We don't need that kind of negativity right now"
>>147959
"Now that sounds like a grand plan. Lets first get the eggs out of their cages first"

Rolled 2 + 2 = 4

No.147968

>>147966
Let's.

And stick close to the nice lady in the process.

No.147971

>>147966
>>147968
Follow them.

No.147972

>>147961
You fly towards the ceiling of the cave, and still you can't see the whole dragon without turning your head from left to right in a whide angle. It's just huge, and you have no idea where to tackle him from.
>>147966
You run off to free the eggs, but the baby dragon sleeping amongst them wakes up, and jumps on his four, looking scared.
[Collective DC30] to take out all the eggs without problems.
You might reroll.
>>147964
Automatic speaks
"I don't think he knows anything that has happened. He would have already waken up otherwise."

No.147974

>>147972
But it was friendly with me!

"H-hey now, don't be afraid…"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.147975

>>147972
Rolling.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.147976

>>147968
I follow her closely too.
>>147972
"Oh you little thing, don't be scared. You'll see your daddy soon!"
I try to carefully take one egg out of the cage.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.147977

>>147972
"Miss Epona I believe this little dragon is in your charge, yes?"
see if I can, maybe

Rolled 2 = 2

No.147978

>>147972
I rejoin the others, and direct a question to Automatic.
"Wait, if the big guy was sleeping where did all these eggs come from?"

No.147982

>>147977
Rerolling this, if possible

Rolled 6 = 6

No.147983

>>147978
"The lizard was guarding them. We had orders to take them and secure them. Then, some manticores showed up and stole one before we could chase them off, so we built the cage to keep the eggs safe until further orders."

No.147993

>>147982
ahah

>>147977
>>147976
>>147975
>>147974
20/30
With a few sweet words Epona can calm the dragonling down, and everyone starts moving the eggs.
As Lady Firmgold is about to move outside the last egg remaining, the baby dragon suddenly turns towards her and jumps, for no apparent reason, and the egg slips from under her hooves, starting to roll down the mountain.
It's so far you can't even tell if it broke or is still rolling.
Who knows, maybe dragon eggs are made of some unbreakable shells that protects them from rolling down a two kilometers slope!
No, they are not.

No.147994

>>147983
"But where did they come from?"

No.147995

>>147994
"The dragon had them. Don't ask me!"
read the second book entry from above.

No.147996

>>147993
"Ah, AAAH!"

Grab it with my magic!

Rolled 10 = 10

No.147997

>>147993
"Hey pointyheads! Grab that damn egg!"

No.147998

>>147993
"…oh… oh no.."
try to remain calm

Rolled 1 = 1

No.147999

>>147995
"And what exactly did you plan with them… are dragon eggs valuable?"

No.148000

>>147999
"nah they are not."
BLUFFING

Rolled 8 = 8

No.148001

>>147998
"Nice job."

No.148003

>>148001
"It.. It was an accident I assure you! Oh good gracious I am so sorry…"

Rolled 10 = 10

No.148006

>>148000
"Damn… we could have ripped nice bits from those…"

No.148009

>>147996
The eggs is sloping down the mountain at a ridicolous speed, but it's nothing for your magic.
Because you, you are an unicorn!
Reaching inside the core of the planet, you create a gravity poket that hold the egg still, in what looks just like a tk field.
And then, delicately start to pull it up.
You would make a wonderful mother, or a caring lover.
>>147998
You are calm, running around bumping into ponies using arcane science to save precious living creatures is not what a nervous pony would do, of course!
But you are also cool, and pick up the egg Epona lets fall due to your clumsyness at the very last moment.
>>147999
>>148000
Automatic looks at Shaky, open his mouth, then at Peg, and closes it.
"Nah, not at all. We were just told someone would come to pick them later."

No.148010

>>148009
so the egg broke again?

No.148012

>>148009
I let out a big sigh of relief and wipe my forehead

"Gods…"

No.148013

>>148010
No, it is safe. You picked it up at the last second.

No.148014

>>148009
"What about the small dragons themselves? I'm sure a hatched dragon has to worth something!"

No.148016

>>148012
"What now princess?"

No.148017

>>148014
"You can't just s-sell them! T-they are really proud creatures!"

No.148018

>>148013
oh good
>>148012
"Miss Epona I truly did not mean for that to happen my sincerest apologies."

No.148019

>>148014
"What do you mean worth something? Sure they are, just like you and me! Worth to their friends and loved ones, and to Celestia all alike!"

No.148020

>>148018
"It's my fault really… I couldn't keep the little one under control."

No.148021

>>148017
"You did really well with your levitation thingy! Everyone's proud!"
>>148014
"You can't have a small dragon! They grow large as mountains and already have invulnerable scales when hatched!"

No.148022

>>148017
"Well they won't be once they'll belong to some unicorn wizard dying to get one!"

>>148019
"Mages, it's always the mages! These are orphans anyway, and with daddy dragon out of the way, I'm sure they'll be better off with some fancy unicorn."

>>148021
"I didn't plan to keep one for long."

No.148023

>>148022
"Are you proposing.. SLAVERY?"
He looks at you in horror.

No.148024

>>148017
"You should keep one! Eveyr mage need a familiar."

No.148025

>>148022
"When they grow up they lose almost half their intelligence due to greed! If you have one for even a month it might bite you in the ass!"
>>148020
"Oh the small one is okay. He's just energetic after taking a nap!"

No.148027

>>148020
"Please Miss Epona really. If you hadn't grabbed it like you did the poor thing wouldn't have a future! And again, you are very necessary to this. Thank you"
>>148022
"Honorable, uhh Shaky, Our perogative right now is not to further anger a dragon we are supposed to get rid of! Please contain your darker desires until this mission is complete, then you are once again free to pursue what you wish!"

No.148028

>>148022
I stomp one of my forehooves on the ground resolutely

"You can't!"

>>148024
"Oh, no… I don't think I could take proper care of it."

>>148027
"Really, it was nothing special…"

No.148033

>>148023
"Of course not! I'm proposing mutually beneficical magical and scientifical research!"

>>148025
"Then I'll have to find a mage quickly, and it won't be my problem after that."

>>148027
"Yeah, I can wait until we get rid of the dragon, but not like these hatchlings will go anywhere until then, am I right?"

>>148028
"And why is that? You want to keep it for yourself? I'm sure you are prepared for the responsiblity of taking care of a dragon."

No.148036

>>148033
"They s-should be free!"

No.148037

>>148033
"Let the dragon choose that, would you?"
He trots away, back to Eden.

No.148038

>>148036
"Oh, they'll be assistants or something."

No.148039

>>148028
"Hmph… Miss Epona you are a necessity and a very good one at that. I vow to make you accept at least one of my compliments with sincerity even if it costs me my life!"
hug her
>>148033
"You may carry them but only to keep them safe. Nothing more as long as I am here."

No.148041

>>148033
"I don't think you could handle a dragon anyway."
>>148038
"And how do you propose you train something as stubborn as a dragon to do that?
>>148036
I just nod.

No.148043

>>148041
"Hellooooo, I'm not keeping them, I only want to sell them to some fancy mage."

>>148039
"Let's get our business done with the big dragon and we'll get back to this."

No.148044

>>148039
I lean in closer
"Do you really trust that guy? He'll run off the moment he gets a whiff of bits!"

No.148045

>>148043
"Lets make this easy, are you ready to beat us for them eggs?"

No.148046

>>148039
I return the hug, albeit a little awkwardly

"Thanks, I guess."

No.148048

>>148043
I grab the small dragon and throw it on him.
"See how easy they are to contain!"

Rolled 1 = 1

No.148049

>>148045
"Now? No. Later? Maybe."

No.148052

>>148049
"Well its now faggot."

No.148053

"Well since the eggs are safe for now I propose that the matter of the parent dragon come back into view."
>>148044
"No. But he, as much as everyone here, is a necessary partner in this endeavor and must be treated as such."

>>148045
>>148049
"No more fighting you two, please"

head back into the cave with the commander and engineer
"How do you propose we wake him?"

No.148054

>>148048
No, you are grabbed by the small dragon.
More correctly, by his teeths, and trown right on top of Shaky.

No.148056

>>148054
"HELP! IT HURTS!"
I try to get it off me gently.

Rolled 3 = 3

No.148058

>>148056
Help her with this

Rolled 2 = 2

No.148060

>>148056
>>148054
I just try to push her off of me.
While laughing.
"Hahah, oh wow!"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.148064

>>148056
>>148058
>>148060
can I hear all this happening?

Rolled 6 = 6

No.148065

>>148056
The dragon is holding thight at your hoof, as the color leaves it.
>>148058
The mage tries to help you, but the only thing she succeds in is to make the wound larger as the dragon's teeth sink deeper into your front leg.
>>148060
And no, all three of you are a trashing mess on the floor.
>>148064
Yes, they are right beside you.

No.148066

>>148065
"Stop it, little one, please!"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.148067

>>148065
Okay, free myself already.
But keep laughing.

Rolled 10 = 10

No.148068

>>148065
"Excuse me, little one? Could you please let go of the kind pony's leg?"
Word of power on the little thing, gentle word of power

Rolled 2 = 2

No.148069

>>148065
I wave my hoof as to throw the lizard on top of his >>148067 face

Rolled 1 = 1

No.148072

>>148066
>>148068
The dragon is now even confused, trashing and biting wildly into peg's front leg.
>>148067
You slide away from under the trio and pick a perfect spot to look at the scene.
And laugh while
>>148069
With a wet, ripping sound, your leg comes off. Yes, just like the old one, gone up to the knee.
And hell if it hurts.
Roll for how much blood you lose.

No.148073

>>148065
Help them.

Rolled 4 = 4

No.148074

>>148072
I'm just going to faint now

No.148075

>>148072
"Hah-wait holy shit what?!"
I stop laughing.

No.148076

>>148072
"MISS SPRING SOURCE PLEASE REATTACH THAT LIMB!"
MEND

MEND

OH DEAR HEAVENS PLEASE ROLL A 10 FOR MEND

Rolled 10 = 10

No.148077

>>148072
"HELP! SOMEONE! I'M GONNA SQUASH THAT FUCKING THING LIKE AN ANT!" My leg…"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.148081

>>148073
You arrive just in time to give your precious help! In fact, the one who mostly needs it now is..
>>148074
You faint over Slice's back.
>>148075
You should. You bad, bad pony. Laughing at other's misfortune. But the lizard-dragon running around with Peg's leg like it was a toy IS pretty hilarious, roll not to laugh again, out of sheer insanity, mostly.
>>148077
You can't see colors anymore, and the words come out weak and broken from your mouth.
With a last spasm, and a look at what you remember as the sky through two blurry lenses that are now your eyes, you fall to the ground.
>>148076
Just as Spring Source jolts on her legs, and begins glowing with energy.
The blood, screams, insanity around her have driven her into a shock, from which all she can see is the light of the Sun.
And with the might of that light, she heals Peg.


The limb is back there, but Peg's coat is paler than normal, and her breath slow. She's unconscious.

No.148085

>>148081
"I'll…take…a little na-a-a-p"
How long am I out for?

No.148086

>>148085
Rolling to check that.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.148087

>>148081
Rolling.

Rolled 3 = 3

No.148090

>>148087
While everything around you went to hell, you just couldn't take it anymore.
You cracked up on the spot, and rolled around in the dirt until your lung burned from all the laughing, and your eyes had no more tears to shed.
>>148086
Well what do you know, if you stay put you might even be able to remain awake!

No.148091

>>148081
"WAKE UP PRINCESS"

Rolled 3 = 3

No.148093

>>148090
"AHhHAHhaha, did you see how he scampered away with her leg! And the other one, not the old! PFhahah, oh wow, this was grand."

No.148095

>>148091
Rolling to wake up

Rolled 3 = 3

No.148096

>>148081
hug Spring Source
"Thank you… Thankyouthankyouthankyou! now to wait until she's up again…"
to the party
"ALRIGHT! I think we've tarried here Long enough! Daylight is wasting and with every breath the town we are supposed to be saving is getting rattled more and more. Now if. you. are. finished then I say come with me and think over how to remedy the situation"

walk close to the door and sit down
"Commander, how long do you think until your company arrives again?"

Rolled 9 = 9

No.148097

>>148090
I remain still and try to talk.
"Someone do me a favor…and shoot that fucking clown's ballsack off with my pistol…"

No.148100

>>148097
"You can do that when you are full well and ready Miss Peg"

sit and ponder

Rolled 1 = 1

No.148104

>>148096
"I don't know.. Maybe a week or two? We're not exactly 'in the neighbourood', with this operation.. And the dragon won't wake on his own for another month at least."

>>148100
You ponder all the ways to cook a baby dragon, and now your mouth is watering.

No.148106

>>148100
"B-but I have far nicer things to do when I can get up on my hooves…"

No.148113

Rolling again to wake up?

Rolled 8 = 8

No.148116

>>148113
You are up. On Slice's back.

No.148117

>>148116
Can I move again? If I can't I'm calling the cleric over to me.

No.148118

>>148113
>>148116
"Do you mind?"

No.148120

>>148117
Not for the next hour. Spring Source is eyeing you.
"Was- How do you feel now?"

No.148122

>>148118
"O-oh!"

I slide off of her back and fall on the ground.

"What… Oh gods Peggy!"

Jump up on my hooves and check up on her!

Rolled 2 = 2

No.148124

>>148120
"Would you come closer… I need to thank you for your help."

No.148125

I wipe some tears of laughter from my face.
"Okay, funtime's over, what now?"

No.148127

>>148122
You land on your head, and catch a glimpse of the baby dragon running circles with Peg's old leg, but don't notice anything else.
>>148124
She shifts closer in her huge robes, mane and coat still fantly glowing of a bright golden aura, and is standing right above you, like a shining sun.

No.148128

>>148127
"I just wanted to thank you like a proper mare."
I try to lean my head forwards and kiss her on the lips.

Rolled 1 = 1

No.148135

>>148127
Shake my head and get up to check on Peg!

No.148137

>>148128
You have still some fire left in you, some blood left to boil.
With a last leap, you throw yourself into the glorious curls of Spring's mane, striking for her beutiful, still lips, standing now a mere breath away from you.
And then, she shifts in the bulky dress and you fall on your back just below Spring's tail, hitting her rear hooves in the process, making her fall atop of you.

Yeah, she's gonna remember this alright.

No.148139

>>148135
You find her like this,
>>148137
with a red tomato cleric sitting atop her.

She seems to have all her four.. wait make that 3, legs.

No.148140

>>148137
You know, I always wanted to die like this
I lick my lips and stand still wondering why I'm not unconscious again.

No.148141

>>148140
LAY still.

No.148142

>>148139
I blush bright red and quickly turn around, running away from the scene to go check up on the eggs or something.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.148143

>>148137
>>148140
"Oh my! I'll leave you for some privacy!"

Fly in the cave again.
Are those two ponies inside?

No.148144

>>148140
With a desperate squee, she runs off looking for an hiding spot.

roll to see how good the spot is

>>148142
Hey look! A nice pile of dirt! Right in front of the dragon cave! and beside these two fellas in a strange uniform! How exciting!

Rolled 5 = 5

No.148145

>>148144
So rolling to find her?

No.148146

>>148144
Very exciting!

Study the pile very closely!

Rolled 1 = 1

No.148147

>>148145

Rolled 1 = 1

No.148152

>>148144
She hides her head under a rock a few meters away from Peg, the rest of her body sticking up into the air like a sore thumb.
Now, if only the dress didn't cover 'dat cutie mark..
>>148146
Is a pile of dirt, but it comes in the shape of a cone! and look, thousand of small black points are coming out of it! And on your hooves! And your nose!
Hi there, ant-friends!
You have been infested with a parasite. Gross.
>>148143
You are inside the cave, but nopony is here. Everyone else, including the 2 new members of the team and the silent prisoner, is outside.

Oh sure, there's the big ancient dragon, but a sleeping dragon is not much of a convesationalist.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.148153

>>148152
I scream like a little filly and try to take them out of my nose with my magic

Rolled 5 = 5

No.148154

>>148147
You can't get to your hooves yet, but you can try to crawl! Crawl on your back, using your front hooves to swim on the ground! That's gonna work!
And what do you know, you run into the speaking part of the cowering mare, eyes to eyes. Just, you are upside down.

Rolled 6 = 6

No.148155

>>148152
Inspect the treasure in his hands again.
Absolutely no way to get it?

Rolled 10 = 10

No.148157

>>148154
I peck her on the lips quickly
"Hello lover."

No.148163

>>148153
Magic solves everything! Teleport away one, pick another with your telekinesis, zap with lightning a third one..
Only 997 to go!
>>148155
Yes! You could wake him up!
But enough of that sweet loot dropped away when he rolled on the side, and you can fill your bags with it.
>>148157
"I- wh-whaaat? No, I don't! I mean, I never! I never had a lover or anything! I'm just a cleric!"
She's trying to hide under the hood of her mantle.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.148169

>>148163
"You have now~"
I'm silent for a while, trying to stare into her eyes.
"Can you help me up?"

No.148170

>>148163
Sweet!
Do just that!

No.148172

>>148163
"No, no, no, no, no!"

I start panicking, frantically prancing on the spot

Zap my entire self with lightening, full power!

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.148176

>>148170
You are an happy, rich pony with someone else's dinner in your bag. you thief!
>>148169
She leaves her ridicolous hiding spot and walks to your side, casting an heal while trying to roll you back onto your belly.
"And what if" She starts asking in a slow voice
"I wouldn't want one right now?"
>>148172
The lightning is a dangerous thing, even for the mage that uses it.
But your innate knoledge of it allows you to let it run through every vein in your body, every tissue and tendril, every nerve and braincell, without even a second thought.
This does not apply to the ants, and now you can hear the smell of cooked ant meat coming from your body, and a long line of smoke following it.
The taste won't go away so easily, but at least the ants are dead!

Rolled 7 = 7

No.148178

>>148176
I let out a sigh in relief and drop back on my flank

"What an awful day…"

No.148180

>>148176
I make the adorablest pouting filly face I can.
"R-really?"

Rolled 9 = 9

No.148183

>>148176
She gives your flank a nudge, and kisses you.
"I just said 'what if'"

BUT IS DAY STILL AND THERE'S MUCH TO DO!

No.148184

>>148176
Trot out and seek out those two ponies now.

No.148188

>>148184
You can see them sitting beside Firmgold.
While she's intent in her meditations and Automatic Spring is digging up holes on the ground, Eden Stolen just looks at valley below with a lost gaze.

No.148190

>>148183
I lean onto her affectionately.
"I still need to rest a bit."

No.148192

>>148188
Hop next to them.
"So guys, how are you planning on neutralizing this dragon now again?"

No.148204

>>148190
She sits down next to you and starts running her head through your mane, her soft coat and the warm sun protecting you from the harsh wind that blows on top of the mountain.
"Sure, take all the time you need."
And resting her head atop you, she starts singing a low, almost religious tune.
>>148192
"The dragonkillers would have done it. Those huge machines we were building. But they are nowhere done."

[PAUSED]

No.149712

Dragon still dreaming in the darkness of his cave, the party takes a moment to contemplate their next move, and Peg, who nearly lost a second leg to the baby dragon, shares a special moment with Spring Source.

[BEGIN]

No.149718

>>149712
Can I move already?

No.149721

>>149712
think of something that would help
"Oh gracious this is not what I had in mind when I set out to get rid of this dragon…"

Rolled 6 = 6

No.149722

>>149712
See if I can separate the babby from his toy and lead him inside the cave

Rolled 2 = 2

No.149725

>>149718
Let's find out.
Spring Source turns her head towards you
"This should work now.."
Roll for heal. If succes you can walk again.
>>149721
You could do a lot of things. Try to take on the dragon with only your sword and the lot of you!
Or ask him to leave, that could work.
>>149722
The lil dragon is having the time of his life, running circles with his toy. And now, you are running circles around him too, and feeling tired already.
-1 to your next roll.

Rolled 4 = 4

No.149727

>>149725
"Come on, please!"

Try and catch him

Rolled 8 - 1 = 7

No.149728

>>149725
look for a ballista
"Commander, when did you say the dragon would wake up?"

Rolled 3 = 3

No.149730

>>149727
You are succesful in grasping with your magical grip the dragon and separating the child from his toy. Now he's looking at you with the biggest, saddest watering eyes you've ever seen.
>>149728
The camp has no real weapon ready, and the logs and blueprints for the dragon-killers look way too complicated to make up with just one carpenter.
"A month or so, if we don't wake him first."
>>149725
Source goes red in face and turn to meet your eyes
"Yeah, that was not my best shot.." But then she tries to lift you on your hooves with her body.
Roll to see how it goes.

Rolled 2 = 2

No.149733

>>149730
"You shouldn't take things that aren't yours!"

I try to come over as authoritively as possible

Rolled 6 = 6

No.149734

>>149730
brace for the pain

Rolled 7 = 7

No.149735

>>149730
"How long did you say you needed to wait for your, reinforcements?"

"oh dear"
help Spring Source

Rolled 6 = 6

No.149736

>>149734
She falls on top of you.
No, not in that way, you dirty, dirty horse.
"Sorrysorrysorry!"
And scrambles to her hooves.
You are still on the ground, but should be able to get up in a few minutes, if nopony touches you for a while..
>>149733
Seems like those were croco.. reptile tears after all. The dragon has already wandered off in search of something better to do, and you are still waving a maimed pony limb around to make your point.
>>149735
She's bright red, nothing you can do about that. And Peg will get back on her hooves own soon.

No.149738

>>149736
"No, you can't just wander off!"

Gently push him along to inside the cave

Rolled 10 = 10

No.149739

>>149736
"Really now commander is there nothing we can do at this current point in time?"

Rolled 9 + 2 = 11

No.149741

>>149739
"We-well… we could piss off, hide, and hope the military does it's thing…"

No.149742

>>149738
You don't even have to think of it, since the dragon is back on your tail sniffing impatiently around. He'll be put for a while.
>>149739
He's already on your side, WoP won't give you any more info.
"Send a messanger to HQ for instructions?"

No.149746

>>149742
I want him inside the cave when that big dragon wakes up. Same goes for the eggs.

No.149749

>>149741
"That could take weeks if not months, Miss Peg Leg and the town isn't in the best of shape to weather out more of the dragon's sleeping habit."
>>149742
"And how quickly do you think the message would get there? Lets say I send you do deliver that message.."

No.149754

>>149746
He seems to telepatically understand your intentions, because he wanders off into the cave.
And doesn't come out.

The eggs are already in a safe position, collective [DC10] to move them all inside the cave.
>>149749
"A week? Maybe more, if the weather up nord has turned bad."

No.149755

>>149754
Get them in safely~

Rolled 7 = 7

No.149757

>>149754
help Miss Epona

Rolled 9 = 9

No.149761

>>149757
>>149755
Between Epona's magic and Firmgold's strenght, the eggs are quickly and safely back inside the cave, on what you two think to be their original place, a volcanic stone shaped into a nest.

No.149762

>>149754
I try to get back on my legs
Then I fall back on my side, leaning against Spring Source

Rolled 4 = 4

No.149764

>>149762
Rolling to see if she catches you.

Rolled 4 = 4

No.149765

>>149757
I give a courtesy bow to Lady Firmgold

"Thank you, Lady."

No.149766

>>149761
"Well! everything seems to be in place. How do you propose we get this dragon and it's young out of here?"

No.149769

>>149765
return the bow
"You are very welcome Miss Epona"

No.149773

>>149762
>>149764
As you are almost falling to the ground once again, she's there to catch you.
And you are there to catch her, as she trips and tumbles atop of you, forehooves stretched wide to catch you.
Instintively, you do the same.
And now the two of you are locked in a very awkard hoof wrestle, relying on each other precarious position to stand upright.
But at least you are back on your hooves.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.149779

>>149773
"Heh…Thanks!"
I try to get back to my own fours before we collapse

Rolled 6 = 6

No.149781

>>149779
You are both finally up and totally independant from each other.

No.149783

"S-so uhhh… what now?"

No.149787

>>149781
>>149783
"Well, I'm gonna kill that sonuva dragon."

No.149788

>>149783
"We think my dear"
>>149773
"Well now, commander, engineer. Our perogative when we came here was to rid ourselves of this dragon, in peace preferrably. And since you're unsure of when your reinforcements arrive that leaves us in the dark of any possible protection now. Are those walls you made sturdy enough to withstand a dragon?"

No.149792

>>149787
"What? No!"

No.149795

>>149787
"Why kill it? So much waste."
Does Epona still have that leg?

No.149797

>>149792
"The fucker bit off my leg!"

No.149798

>>149787
"Rash behavior is not necessary Miss Peg Leg. At this point in time we must rely on peaceful measures. I for one am not qualified nor ready to take on a dragon all by myself"

No.149799

>>149797
"W-well you were kinda mean to it…"

>>149795
Yes

No.149800

>>149788
The two ponies look each other in the eyes for a few moments, with a blank and shocked face
Then Eden Lost turns towards you
"For a couple minutes?"
Automatic Spring coughs
"Ah yes, the fire, they tend to do that…"
>>149795
yes, a new one. the old one is lying around somewhere near the entrance of the cave.

No.149805

>>149797
"He wanted food."

>>149799
I point at the leg.
"You want that?"

No.149806

>>149800
take a deep sigh
"Well we're not getting any closer to ridding ourselves of this dragon. Commander, you and the good engineer take the Cleric and get to a safe location outside of the cave. Everyone, stay outside"

walk into the cave if i'm not already inside

No.149808

>>149805
I freeze as the creepy bird talks to me

"I… I… I…"

No.149810

>>149805
"'Ey! It's my damn leg!"

No.149812

>>149808
I poke her with a talon.
"Speak."

>>149810
"You got new leg."

No.149813

>>149806
The commander understands what you are about to do. He looks deep into your eyes, and with a stoical look on his face gives you a long, drawn out salute, as the wind blows a few leaves around you.
Then, the two of them get behind a rock, Spring Source runs beside Peg and you, you start walking inside, jaw cletched and eyes fixed on the cave.

You are now inside the cave.

No.149814

>>149812
I shriek and throw the leg at his face, then go hide somewhere

Rolled 9 = 9

No.149816

>>149814
This counts as pvp.

No.149817

>>149813
where is the dragon's face? boop it on the nose, politely if possible

Rolled 4 = 4

No.149818

>>149814
I pick it up off and the floor and tuck it under a wing while I rub the large bruise on my face.

No.149819

>>149812
>>149818
"It's still mine! And don't scare my friends!"
I slap him in the face.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.149820

>>149817
You can ardly miss that face. A single tooth is as big as your leg.
No wait, bigger!
And you are not even sure what might count as his 'nose', so to get a good, heartfelt boop at it, you have to get closer..
And closer..
And with an omnous sound, the dragon draws a breath, and down a nostril of the huge dragon you fall.

It's slimy. And dark.

Then, the dragon's brain realizes something's wrong, and makes the only logical thing. Sneezes.

You are on the ground, covered in dragon snot, roll for damage and stickyness.

The dragon's eyes are fluttering open.

No.149822

>>149820
Rolling to stay calm

Rolled 1 = 1

No.149825

>>149819
I shake my bruised head a few times and get ready to hit her with her own leg, but >>149820 happens. I tuck the leg back under my wing and back away from the dragon.

No.149827

>>149820
"Ew, yuck!"

d2 to get it off

Rolled 1, 1 = 2

No.149832

>>149825
I try to grab my leg.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.149834

>>149832
I grab the leg and try to fly out of her reach.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.149835

>>149820
You lose your pasta just when it was al dente, and now everywhere you walk is slippery.
It's so slippery you start running circles inside the cave, yelling how the end is near and your magic kindergarden crush was right about everything.
>>149827
You are lying motionless on the ground of the cave, the slimy substance trapping you, and you are having a really hard time breathing. Someone will have to help you get out of there from the outside, and soon at that.

No.149836

>>149835
CALM

DOWN

Rolled 3 = 3

No.149837

>>149835
is the dragon awake?

No.149838

>>149836
NO!

HE WA RIGHT!

YOU MUST USE MEATBALLS IN THE BOLOGNESE!

>>149837
2 turns and he'll be.

No.149839

>>149834
"You bitch! Don't make me shoot you down!"

Rolled 10 = 10

No.149841

>>149838
"Can someone help me please!?"
Word of power to get my voice heard

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12

No.149842

>>149838
C-CALM DOWN!

>>149841
Spring Source maybe?

Rolled 6 = 6

No.149843

>>149839
"Quiet! Big dragon!"
I throw the leg at her as hard as I can.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.149856

>>149843
Rolling to dodge
"You crazy pigeon!"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.149857

>>149841
Your words are the thunder of the righteouss, the hammer that strikes fear in the hearts of the impure during their last sinful moments.
And now, the vessel that takes your plea for help through the walls of this cave, up to the three ponies you pledged to protect, who pledged their eternal allegiance to you in return.
Spring Source, Eden Stolen and Automatic Spring jump away from their hiding spot, like animated from holy spirit, and rush to your air.
With the practiced craftponyship of the carpenter, the endurance of the soldier and the intellect of the cleric, their seemingly impossible task is complete, and you are now free to breath once more.

The stains on the coat will take a few more scrubs, thou.


The dragon is now almost completely awake, and stretches his long-sleeping neck skywards.
In his massive size, he hits the ceiling of the cave with his head, and a rumble echoes through the walls.

No.149858

>>149857
Roll for stealth.

Rolled 3 + 2 = 5

No.149860

>>149857
"Aaaaa!"

Where is the little dragon?

"H-hello!? G-good morning mister dragon, sir!"

No.149863

>>149857
if >>149856
Didn't incapacitate me, I'm gonna rush to follow Spring Source.

Rolled 7 = 7

No.149864

>>149857
I land with the others and keep quiet.

No.149868

>>149857
"Gracious that was harrowing! Thank you all very much, now please go and take cover again. Should anything happen please take care of the cleric. Now go!"

"Good Morning Honorable Mister Dragon! I trust you slept well?"
word of power, lets see if it can talk

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12

No.149877

>>149863
fails in pvp have no counterattack
You rush behind Firmgold.
>>149860
Still grumbling from the hit and the soggyness of the long sleep, the dragon answers only with a low growl.
>>149868
"Tune. Down. Your. Voice."
Then, he starts looking around.
Slowly taking inventory of the place he notices the missing egg, and immediatly after the baby dragon.
At his sight, he just snorts.
Then notices the huge wooden barricade, and the nine of you.
"Who would you be?"
>>149858
This is the perfect hiding spot, the dragon with his super-keen eyes trained to look in the dark and other shit will never notice you!
And in fact seems like he isn't even turning towards your hiding spot, as he breathes a cloud of smoke right where you were standing, and covers you in ashes.

No.149881

>>149877
This isnt working, try again.

Rolled 4 + 2 = 6

No.149883

>>149877
"Oh! Well my apologies.."
do a bow
"I am Lady Firmgold, One of many who were sent here to discuss with you the rather untimely place of rest you reside in."

No.149886

>>149877
I just stay silent and move nearer to Spring

Rolled 9 = 9

No.149889

>>149886
I hide behind her

No.149890

>>149881
Is a venerable dragon. Read as God-tier enemy in the monster manual. Anything less than a 10 is a fail.
You try to stealth again, but you leave a trail of ash wherever you go. The dragon doesn't look too concerned and let's you have your fun at hide and seek.
>>149883
"Let me guess. A village, some rumbling in the earth and a lot of scared little ponies, right?"

No.149895

>>149883
>>149886
>>149889
I look at the others and copy Firmgold's bow.

No.149900

>>149890
Oh jeez
"Thats right."

No.149902

>>149890
"Well, uh, yes. That is correct. I understand that this is inconvenient for you as much, if not moreso than it would be for us; However I'm sure there are other places that would be far more accommodating!"

No.149910

>>149902
"No need to. I am over my second sleep cycle. The tremors were just me waking up."
Then, he eyes the huge door blocking the exit to the cave
"Might I ask what that means?"

No.149919

Hehe, I sort of dazed off.
What are we doing again?

No.149922

>>149910
"To be truly honest with you, other creatures from other towns were trying their own methods of… dealing with your waking up. We came upon this place as you see it now. As my comrades would gladly attest to"

No.149925

>>149922
He looks at you sideways.
"You have no idea who I am, is that right?"

No.149926

>>149922
I nod my head as fast as I can.

No.149932

>>149925
"I- unfortunately no, I'm sorry…"

No.149933

>>149922
"Psst what happened with the eggs?"

No.149937

>>149925
"A-a very friendly dragon?"

No.149938

>>149933
"They are by the parent dragon, safely returned. If they weren't then the good parent here wouldn't be so kind in talking with us right now"

No.149940

>>149925
"A dragon?"

No.149945

>>149932
"Very well. I have a task for you then. But first tell me, do you know who was trying to, as you said, use other means to dispose of me?"
>>149937
"I don't think I understand.."
>>149940
"That kind of smart-ass attitude got you covered in smoke. Don't test your luck."

No.149950

>>149945
"W-well you're very friendly! Right?"

No.149951

>>149945
I point at the badge on the soldier's uniforms

Rolled 8 = 8

No.149961

>>149945
"Why, you are not a dragon? In that case I'm seriously confused."

No.149962

>>149950
He ignores you. Most likely he's not in mood for small talk.
>>149951
"Those two? And they had the time to set all this up alone?"
Then, he notices they are dressed exactly the same.
"Wait. What would an army.. This makes no sense."

He turns to Lady Firmgold
"I have a task for your group then. Travel to the Dragon Archives in Canterlot.
Tell the Broodmother of this, and bring her the hatched child. I have to care for the remaining eggs.
"

No.149965

>>149962
I nod again.

No.149969

>>149962
"O-oh, Canterlot!?"

No.149971

>>149962
"Yes sir! I will leave at once!
start to leave but turn back
"Is it in Canterlot that I would find out of this 'Broodmother' and 'hatched child'?"

No.149973

>>149962
"And what will we get out of this again?"

No.149974

No.149977

>>149973
say between gritted teeth
"You and I will talk about that outside of this place"

No.149978

>>149962
"How would a dragon fit in Canterlot? What is the point of all this? I'm in this for the money and…other benefits."

Rolled 8 = 8

No.149983

>>149973
I smack him on the back of the head.
"Not eaten?"

No.149984

>>149978
I say, obviously in a very scared manner

No.149990

>>149983
I rub the back of my head.
"An intelligent and reasonable dragon would never eat ponies anyway!"

No.149991

>>149969
"If nodragon moved the archives in the last two centuries.."
>>149971
He raises on his imponent rear legs, his back curved to accomodate his massive shape inside the not-so-big-now cave.
Raising an hand decorated by his sharp, huge claws, he executes a swift, deadly motion
And facepalms.
"The kid. This kid!"
He points an the lil dragon. The one that just hatched this morning, the one you found amidst three Manitcores, that one.
"And what kind of questions are those! The Broodmother has lived for more than a thousand years already! And all the Dragon Archives and the High Council are built around her, in Canterlot!"
>>149973
"I am sure I had more gems than this, after my last snack.."
Oh, he knows!
>>149978
"You have never been to Canterlot, have you?"

No.149993

>>149978
"Really we shouldn't trouble the good dragon any further, I trust you wouldn't want to discuss politics after waking up from a good long sleep."

No.149995

>>149991
"Did you? Oh, I'm terribly sorry to hear that… but I'm still quite sure you haven't mentioned the payment method."

No.149996

>>149991
I salute him solemnly

"You c-can count on us!"

No.149997

>>149991
"Where is Canterlot?"

>>149995
I take a few long steps away from him.

No.149998

>>149991
"No I haven't, but I've heard of it. And I'm sure it can't be large enough to accommodate a dragon. Something as important sounding as a broodmother, even."
I prance around a bit and look at the party
"But I guess I'm gonna see…"

No.150001

>>149991
"Why yes, My apologies.. With this information I will go at once. Thank you for being so reasonable with us even after I rudely awoke you."
bow and motion the others to leave before heading out

No.150002

>>150001
"Wait…is he gonna leave the town alone though?"

No.150003

>>150001
Follow her closely

No.150007

>>149995
"Eight ponies can carry a message and a youngling as well as nine can."
This said, he snorts an ealthy amount of cinders on you. Your mane is on fire.
>>149997
"You lived a very simple life until now, I take. Is in the exact middle of the kingdom, where should it be? Mountains don't move."
>>150001
"You are not as dense as you seem."

This said, he goes back to his old lying stance
"If you would gently get away from here, I have a door to open."

No.150008

>>150002
"He is awake, and knows that the town didn't send an army or any savage warriors. I'm sure the town will manage for the time being."

"Commander, I need you to lead me and whoever is coming to Canterlot. Will you help me in that endeavor?"

No.150011

>>150007
Put it out.

Rolled 3 = 3

No.150012

>>150007
Get the hell out of the way!

No.150015

>>150007
I fly to the side of the cave opposite the door.

No.150016

>>150011
I laugh at him.
Heartily.
>>150012
I follow her and make sure Spring Source is with us.

No.150018

>>150011
Help him with that

Rolled 3 = 3

No.150020

>>150018
"Come on Pone, we don't have time!"

No.150022

>>150012
Follow her

No.150024

>>150018
"Please Miss Epona we must make haste!"
pull her to safety/help her first

Rolled 9 = 9

No.150031

>>150008
"Not like I can go back to my platoon like this.."
Yeah, you pretty much disgraced him, he has no choice.
>>150011
Your tail is on fire, the dragon is starting to chuckle.
>>150018
You try to help him using a rock to put out the fire. Now he's helpless.
>>150024
You thoughtfully scoop him from the floor and put him on your back. His tail and mane a re not on fire anymore, but their original color has been replaced by a shades of blacks and grays.
>>150016
>>150012
Peg, Epona, Shaky, Slice, Source, Eden and Spring are outside, back at the camp.
>>150015
"I'm not gonna do it now, you stupid gryphon! Get out!"

No.150036

>>150031
I grumble.
"Ungrateful piece of shit. It's like he thinks I'll walk all over Equestria for free."

No.150037

>>150031
I get out.

No.150039

>>150036
I stroke his head gently

"Sorry for hitting you! I just panicked!"

No.150040

>>150031
look around, is there anything we'll need from here?
"Well commander if you can't return to your former service then we'll need to get you some proper armor, soon, if possible"

Rolled 2 = 2

No.150043

>>150039
I wave a hoof.
"Don't worry, it's not like I expected much more from you… but I'd be grateful if you could fix the color of my tail and mane. This dark is so… not grand."

No.150046

>>150043
"Uh… uh… I don't know how to do that…"

No.150048

>>150040
Having not seen fight like his comrades, his armor is the best you can find here. Same goes for everyone of you. In fact, if you start looking again, you might even LOSE something!
>>150037
You are back with the others, and so is the little dragon.

Everyone is standing at the camp.
The camp standing right in front of the entrance of the dragon's cave.
The cave with a huge wooden door and a dragon ready to blast it inside.

No.150049

>>150043
"I can kick you to give you something else to think about."

No.150050

>>150043
see if Spring Source can return that color

Rolled 9 = 9

No.150054

>>150048
get down the mountain and definitely out of the blasting zone, rolling for speed

Rolled 1 = 1

No.150055

>>150048
"Guys! We should get out of the way!"
I pull Epona and Spring Source with me and start to limp it to the side.

Rolled 9 = 9

No.150058

>>150048
I fly up and away from the door.

No.150061

>>150049
"Oh, did that wovely wittle dragon return your leg? Will you use that as a club?"

>>150046
"Who would have thought!"

No.150062

>>150054
"Okay!"

Push her along with me!

Rolled 6 = 6

No.150063

>>150050
"I.. I can't grow hairs back, but I can heal them!"
roll to heal. If success, the black will go away eventually.

Rolled 8 = 8

No.150080

>>150054
You start scrambling for the path down the mountain, but hit one of the weapons on the ground, and now can't walk on your own.
>>150062
As the group starts to run down the mountain, you see Lady Firmgold limping behind, and focus your telekinesis on her, lifting her together with you as
>>150055
Pushes you and Spring Source down the patch you came from, bringing the four (including Lady) of you to safety.
>>150058
Roll to fly.
>>150063
She even had time to heal Shaky's hairs!

No.150090

>>150080
>rolling to do something as simple as walking

Rolled 9 = 9

No.150092

>>150080
"Oh.. oh dear. Cleric, would you be so kind?"

Cleric heal me

Rolled 10 = 10

No.150100

>>150080
Do I need to roll too?

No.150109

>>150090
You breeze out of the way and quickly rejoin the others as
>>150092
Spring Source works her magic again.
Will you ever get used to the glowy eyes every time she calls for the sun?
Your legs are actually better than before, and you don't feel all the fatigue of the morning

The two militarponies and Shaky walk casually right beside you, and then Eden speaks
"Why all the hurry? Not like the dragon is gonna blast the place off now or anything!"
>>150100
too late, plot required progression. Also, nobody really had to.

KWAAAAAAASH!!!
You can see the flaming remains of the massive 10 meters tall door fly at ludicrous speed off the side of the mountain right above your heads, and plunder a few hundreads meter away towards the forest. Thanks god the air resistance put the fire out before the crash.

Then, as a bolt of red, the dragon passes above you, elicting a gust of wind strong enough to knock you off your hooves, and raising quite the dustcloud. Yup, you are eating his dust. He's so far away he's nothing more than a point on the horizont now.

The whole party is back on the road to the town.

No.150118

>>150109
"So, should we go check on the town?"

No.150120

>>150109
"Canterlot?"

No.150122

>>150118
"I'm pretty sure that town is not Canterlot, dear."

No.150125

>>150122
I slap him and talk to the rest of the party
"I mean, they were the ones that sent us out there, right?"

No.150126

>>150120
Eden Stolen turns to you
"Just the capital city of all ponykind and gryphons, you featherbrain!"

No.150127

>>150117
>>150120
"No! C-Canterlot is much bigger! I w-was born there!"

No.150128

>>150109
"Necessity dictates speed commander. Still thank you for your help. Thank you as well Miss Spring Source"
>>150125
"Yes, we should also get some more supplies before heading out."

No.150129

>>150126
"Gryphons?"

No.150130

>>150125
Cheapshot-slap her back when she tries.
"No dear, bad pony!"

No.150134

>>150129
He stares blankly at you.
"Those like you, mindless piece of meat!"

No.150139

>>150134
I glare at him.
"I Seekkill. You meat if you keep talking."

No.150143

>>150139
"just try it, feather-brain!"

No.150145

>>150134
"Now now commander. I require both of you to be alive and fully functioning for the trip there and back"

No.150146

>>150139
"I give up! There's no reasoning with you! A savage, that's what!"
He turns away and throws his hooves in the air, going back besides Lady Firmgold.

No.150153

>>150145
"Right mylady. Forgive me. We should make our way to town Canterlot then."

Spring Source speaks up
"But we should get the supplies for the trip in town!"

No.150156

>>150143
"You already have meat."
I point at her severed leg.

>>150146
"Seekkill wins again."

No.150158

>>150156
"You fucking threw it at me! I don't even know where it is!"
I presumed it lost when you threw it

No.150165

>>150153
"That's true. Who's paying for it?"

No.150166

>>150158
he hid it under a wing when the dragon woke up.

No.150167

>>150153
"Yes, to the town first and foremost!"
walk to the town, and possibly to the mayor's office first

No.150168

>>150166
And then threw it at me when I screamed at him

No.150169

>>150158
I look at her for a few seconds before faceplaming.clawing.

>>150167
I follow her.

No.150171

>>150167
Follow her closely

No.150172

>>150165
"We all saw that the dragon left, correct? Our job with the town is more or less finished at this point in time. I am going with Commander Eden and Engineer Spring to Canterlot to hopefully further ensure that the dragon doesn't trouble this town again. You're all free to join me, I'm sure there will be a more tenable reward there"

No.150174

>>150172
"Off to Canterlot we go!"

No.150176

>>150171
"Are you alright Miss Epona? That was quite a shock the dragon gave us! I'm afraid I wouldn't be here were it not for the aid of Commander Eden, Engineer Spring, and Miss Source…"
sigh wistfully

No.150177

>>150168
then I lost track of it
>>150169
>>150167
>>150165
>>150171
The party goes back into town. As soon as they pass the borders, a huge massing of ponies runs towards them and starts smiling and singing and laughing, giving them drinks and launching themself into their hooves/claws/wathever.
Out of the crowd, the mayor walks up to Lady Firmgold.
"My dear friends! The dragon is gone, you are still alive and what's most important is that the town is safe! We are forever in debt with you all!"

Another mare is among the crow, with something on her hooves. A letter, and leaves it in Epona's magic grip.

No.150184

>>150177
"Yes Mayor for now the Dragon is gone!"
lean in closer to him
"I'll have to speak with you in your office though."

No.150188

>>150177
I try to enjoy the jubilation with Spring Source and anyone who's near.

No.150190

>>150184
"Oh, oh my!"
He adjustes the glasses on his face and turns to the crowd
"Make way! Make way! I have municipal businesses! Make way!"
You two are now in his office in the dirtier-than-before city hall
>>150188
Rolling jubilation for spring source, eden stolen and automatic spring.

Rolled 4, 2, 6 = 12

No.150191

>>150177
"Thank you, thank you townsfolk! You can now give me all your belongings you no longer need to show your gratitude!"

Try to convince some of them to give me some extra income.

Rolled 10 + 2 = 12

No.150197

>>150190
"Thank you for your haste mayor.. *ahem* Obviously the dragon has left, You have our words for it had you not seen him leave yourself. However up on the mountain we encountered something much much larger than the dragon itself. I must go to this 'Canterlot' to further ensure that it does not trouble this area again. I and my comrades will be leaving soon if not immediately."

No.150200

>>150191
The mares love you! The foals are starstruck when they catch a glimpse of you! The bucks want to be like you!
And your charcoal-like mane gives just that touch of common-pony that's needed to make you look just right.
You are showered in goods, and get more than a few intimate offer. The six most beutiful mares and bucks you've ever seen.
>>150197
"Oh my.. And what about Source? She's our only cleric!"

No.150204

>>150176
"Oh, I'm fi-"

>>150177
"Huh? What's this?"

I open the letter and read it.

"O-oh dear…"

Turn to the party

"I… I need to leave! My family needs me!"

No.150205

>>150190
Spring Source and Eden Stolen morale is six hooves under, lost as they are in their own problems.
The only one enjoying the party is Automatic, drinking and talking with a nice looking stallion near a wagon.

No.150207

>>150205
I get something to drink and walk up to Spring.
"What's wrong?"

No.150208

>>150200
awww right.
I speak to the party.
"Well, guys, I do believe we have at least one day before we go, am I right?"

I'll take three of those beauties, then ask which one of them has the biggest bed, then proceed to take them there, and take my real prize~

No.150209

>>150200
"Source.. yes. Unfortunately She is also required for the trip there…"
pace the room

No.150213

>>150204
"I… goodbye?"

Turn and leave to gallop off towards my destination, it's obvious they don't care anyway.