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PirateQuest: Chapter 2.5: Heads Will Roll Wf+6 296532

Summer Seas and Chip
In the hold of the Darklantern, you've just finished cleaning off and making up Cloudy Stripes (AKA "Lucky Stripes"), and are helping her look for a dress. She has an important date tonight she can't mess up.

Your lesson with Instructor Thatch just finished. You are now recuperating in Terrebonne's quarters.

You relax in Humble's home. Spring Water is here, along with a few other crew members. Lady Alys is here as well. The attack looms.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296534

"It was…"
Yeah, I think my eyes are watering here.
"So beautiful!"
And that must have been a squeal.
Drop on the 'bed' and look at the ceiling, dreamy smile on.
"This ship is the best thing that ever happened in my life!"

[lemon] 296537

I lean on next to Cloudy
"How do you feel?"

Chip(DD knight) 296540

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296541

"Uh, miss Cloudy Stripes? What kinda dress do you want?"

Sándor [Knight] 296546

I should really get some wine

Chip(DD knight) 296550

"Perhaps something not that long. I am afraid her hoof might get caught on it when she walks around." I look at Summers.

Wf+6 296559

Terrebonne looks you over with an approving smile. Looks like you've done all the important stuff here, just toys left that you haven't played with.

You suspect Abilio is next door in his own cabin.

"Alright, I guess. I've never been one for dresses. Can't really enjoy them for myself…"

"Do they come with stars on then?"

Wf+6 296561

You wander into Humble's kitchen and look through her pantry. Mineral water and milk, mostly. How unfortunate.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296562

Right. I should ask him about the hilt.
Knock on the door.

Wf+6 296563

You pound the door a few times with the big knocker that hangs from it, and Abilio opens the door for you with his telekinesis.

"You've certainly been busy since you joined the crew. Ready to return to the city?"

Sándor [Knight] 296565

"Fuck this."

Get back to Lady Alys.
I don't suppose she needs anything at the moment?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296566

"I think they do."
"So something with stars and not too long… got it!"
I go back to looking for dressers, wardrobes, chests, anything that looks like it might have a dress in it. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 296569

Give him a happy smile.
"I'm just waiting for the occasion to try out this new spell!"
Walk a few steps in.
"But.. I wanted to ask about the hilt.
Is it important? My boy could tell me nothing about it."

Chip(DD knight) 296570

"Well thats good to hear. I thought you'll be more nervous than usual, I mean girls" I huff.

I then stand next to Summer and look at the dresses that she is looking at. Also admire the little filly while we're at it.


"Thats what she said."

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 296579

You find her spread out on Humble's bed. She may not want to admit it, but you can tell it was a tiresome morning for her. You wonder what happened at that party. Still, given her current napping status, that leaves you pretty free.

You find a dress matching that description, but it's positively ancient! It's full of pleasant blues and purples with big stars, but the colors have faded and it's frayed. What a shame. You could keep looking, or try to restore this dress.

He looks up from his worktable. "To be honest, I hadn't had a chance to look at it yet. Let's examine it now."

He floats it over and takes a closer look. "These runes here are for balance and fate… Some sort of enchantment. Honestly, artifacts are not my specialty. Terrebonne told me you spoke with the Cobber: he'd probably know more. What I do know is that this hilt still carries its enchantment. If it were rebuilt, you could use it as a weapon."

Cloudy DOES strike you as nervous, though she's not saying it. You don't feel like she's the sort to admit to that kind of weakness. She scrunches a little when you comment on nervousness of girls.

"What's that supposed to mean? By all rights, HE should be the nervous one! I have the advantage of knowing who I'm eating with tonight."

In other news, the filly is very qt.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296583

"Thee-hee. The day gets better and better! Mind holding it here for me until we are done with the city? Wouldn't want to lose it in the assault."

Sándor [Knight] 296588

Go back down to the main hall.
Who's here?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296589

It's worth a try I guess.
I try to restore the dress!
Surely there's gotta be something around here that I can use… '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 296591

I get the letter of Abilio and put it in her hoof.
Hmmm… what should I say? I scratch my head. Ummmm….
"Remember, this is your night." I said.
I then pat her head.

Chip(DD knight) 296593

I then approach Summers and whisper.
"How about we pick a dress for you after this?" I stroke her mane.

Wf+6 296597

Ruxiang is in the corner, playing with his balisong, while Lieutenant Sunnyskies is reclining on the couch in a grouchy mood, nursing his flask. Mellow Marsh is looking out the front window. Humble is in the kitchen now, working on food, and Cauterized Cut is now sitting down next to Spring Water. Marrowbone is standing near the door. He hasn't spoken or moved since he arrived.

You find a sewing kit, but the more you do to try to fix it, the worse it seems to get. The brittle cloth nearly crumbles at your touch. If only you knew someone with exceptional crafting skill to try to turn this around… the only alternative is if you could somehow turn back time on this outfit.

She shakes off your touch a bit, scrunching again. "I'm a grown mare."

"I see no reason why not."

You notice in this room another necromantic toy you didn't pick up on before. In addition to the Sand Scales and Tartarian circles you saw before, you also notice a Necromancer's Board. You also wonder if studying the Star Maps here could help expand your knowledge of the Arts: Abilio seems to spend a lot of time on them.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296606

Maybe I can try and use my magic to do that! Turn back time!
"A dress for me?…"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 296609

While Luna has blessed you to perform experimental medical procedures, it sadly doesn't extend to all magic. You don't even know where to begin!

Your fruitless efforts don't damage the dress any more, though, so at least that's good. You seem to recall that time magic is among the most difficult. Who around here is a master of magic?

Felfire [Necromancer] 296611

Well wander by this Board.
"Uu… Before we go back, what's this for?"

Chip(DD knight) 296613

I look at her, I hope that letter in her hoof calms her down

I lean and whisper.
"You could choose something for you size, nothing bad at trying it out." I put a paw on her flank.

Wf+6 296614

He seems a bit surprised. "Oh, that old toy? It's for young necrolytes… though perhaps it might be useful for you. It's a sort of board game for necromancers. I suppose it might hone your control if you played it… but the real goal is strategy. You see, while there are many types of Necromancer Boards that's a board for playing Necromancer's Chess."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296615

Could Abilio help me with this?
He knew that age spell thing…
Where's he now though? Can I find him? '1d10'
"Maybe after, I gotta fix this dress for miss Cloudy Stripes!"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 296616

"Let me guess. The players have to raise each piece, and the strenght of their control gives them the edge in battle?"

Sándor [Knight] 296617

Go to Marrowbone.
"Cat got your tongue?"

Chip(DD knight) 296620

I give a frown, seeing Summers work at fixing Cloudy.
"Uhh.. here let me help you with that."


Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 296625

You wander around the Darklantern for a while and don't find him. You finally decide that he's not on the flagship of the fleet. Maybe he's back on the Pillager's Fancy?

"Sort of. The rules mirror that of true chess, but control is required to make the move you wish. You see, the Necromancer's Board acts like a homing beacon for lost spirits on the Immortal Plane. When you raise your pieces — on official boards, small fleshbeasts, but on one this old, usually fingers — the souls will lock into the bodies. They will try to make moves of their own accord. You must assert dominance. In the most classic mode of play, you're also intended to explode captured pieces, though that rule has disappeared with time for the most part, as sets got more sophisticated and pieces less replaceable. Since mine only has spare fingers in it, I don't mind if you blow them up, so long as you replace them later."

He waits a full ten seconds before acknowledging you, and even then, he just swivels his head. He stares at you vacantly, then turns back away.

Mellow perks up. "Oh, don't mind Marrowbone. The cat doesn't have his tongue, a member of the Holy Guard does! I do wonder if they're still holding it as a trophy back in Autumnsreach."

Knowing your way around the ships much better, you're able to quickly take Summer to Abilio's cabin. You hear voices inside, conversing.

Sándor [Knight] 296628

Turn to Mellow.
"What did he do?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296629

I knock on the door.
"Um… mister Abilio? Are you busy?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296630

"Mhm. I'd love to play, but only for the control part. Never been any good at chees."
Turn around and look the star charts, arching a brow.
"Terrebonne loves the nightsky too. Is a common thing on this ship?"

Chip(DD knight) 296631

I whisper
"Is our little blind lady ready?" I ask.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296633

"Huh?… I need to get him to fix a dress! Miss Cloudy Stripes can't go on her date without her dress!"

Wf+6 296634

He shrugs. "We picked him up in a Holy Guard camp. Apparently they took his tongue for heresy. He was scheduled for execution, but Al-Jinn broke him out. Never said a word the whole time he has been with us, but he's pretty deadly."

He considers it. "The seas are irrevocably tied with the skies, but Terrebonne's interest in them has more to do with their ties to fate and luck, I think. There is much that can be gained in those domains if you know how to align yourself. I hear that your friend Rogers is exquisitely aligned. Surprising that he would take a bullet… but maybe something fortunate came of it? Then again, there is always a point where luck ends."

Her date is tonight, after the raid.

You barely manage to reach the knocker, and you pound it a few times, notifying Felfire and Abilio of your presence. From inside, Abilio magicks the door open.

"Come in."

Sándor [Knight] 296637

"I don't suppose he wins with words."

Chip(DD knight) 296639

I scratch my head.
Ah alright.

I look at the door and wait for Summers to go in before going in myself.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296641

"Uh, mister Abili- oh! Hi, um, miss… Feelfire? Felfeer? Are you two busy? I was just wondering if I could ask mister Abilio to do something for me, but if you two are busy I could ask another time…"

Wf+6 296648

"Haven't heard him speak a word since he joined the crew. Years ago, that was."

He shrugs. "Up the student, I suppose."

Felfire [Necromancer] 296649

Notice the entrance of the filly and smile at her.
"Oh you are back. Wait, are you the mother or the kid?"
Then shrug.
"I was just asking for a ride back in town, but it can wait."

Sándor [Knight] 296652

"How about growing his tongue back? Couldn't, I don't know, fucking magic do that? If it can bring back the dead?"

Chip(DD knight) 296655

Hmmm…. I wonder if CLoudy is alright there being alone.
"Summers, can you handle yourself here. I will go back to our little maiden alright?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296656

"Oh, thank you miss Felfeer!"
I turn to Abilio.
"Mister Abilio, could you repair this dress for me?"
I show him the dress.
"With you… time magic spell thing?"

Chip(DD knight) 296660

Perhaps she dont hear me.
Go back and check on Cloudy.

Wf+6 296663

He scratches at his head with his hoof. "I suppose we could. It would be very difficult, of course, given the time severed and the particular magic used to burn it off. When the Holy Guard burns something off, it doesn't like to come back. Still, if he expressed an interest in it, we might find a way. He doesn't seem too concerned by it, though. Doesn't even do sign language. I guess he doesn't care."

He thinks about it for a moment. "I don't know… it's possible. Let me consult my spellbook."

He drudges up a musty old book out of one of his drawers. It looks like it's not even one work: pieces of various tomes have been work out and worked inside. As he opens it, you can see most of it is written in archaic languages, Tartarian being the most common.

After a few grueling minutes, he agrees, and attempts to cast the spell. '1d10'

You arrive back to find Cloudy standing next to a mannequin, blushing.

"You just got back just now, right?"

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sándor [Knight] 296668

"And as long as he kills you don't care either, don't you?"

Chip(DD knight) 296669

"I did, sorry that we left. Summers is out to repair the dress."
I look at her with the mannequin.
"What are you doing?"

Wf+6 296672

He scrunches when the dress gets even older, wrinkling up and turning partially to dust.

"Wait a moment! This is trickier than I thought!"


"Not particularly. If it isn't broken, don't fix it."

She continues to blush. "NothingatallIwasjustwaitinghere."

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 296674

Quietly move towards the door.
"I'll check on Face and be back once you are done!"
Let's see if that lucky bastard is awake.

Sándor [Knight] 296675

"Yeah… what you need to fix now is the fucking wine shortage."

Chip(DD knight) 296678

"Alright." I approach her.
What is she doing, I look at her stance and the mannequins position to get a clue.


Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296679

"Is there anything I can help with?"

Wf+6 296682

To everyone's relief, the dress reforms and finally returns to mint condition. It's a brilliant piece, shining with studs and full of colorful night pastels.

"Sure, sure."

You make your way down to the bunkhouse and find him relaxing on a cot. He's reading what you recognize to be that mare's book. Did he steal it?

He shrugs. "You have money after that heist, right? Go buy some you lazy bastard. I need to keep a lookout. That stunt you pulled has the guard on edge."

The mannequin is turned toward her. You can't see it now, but you'd swear for an instant you saw a glimmer of reflective saliva on the mannequin's lips. Was she practicing kissing for tonight? Cute.

He shakes his head. "No… no I think that will do. Fortunately. What's this for, anyway? It's much too big for you."

Sándor [Knight] 296689

"Which one?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296690

"The girl let you slip away with that?"
Point a hoof at the book and give a small chuckle.
"So, wanna tell me how that fiendish mare got on your tail earlier? Might be good to know what gave you away."

Chip(DD knight) 296692

I close in, put my finger on where her saliva is to the mannequin and put it in her lips/snout.
"You know, I can help you practice with this."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296698

My eyes shine at the dress.
"Oh wow, this looks perfect mister Abilio! Thank you so much!"
I give him a hug.
"And, uh- i- it's for… uh… th- the commodore! Yeah! Mister Commodore asked for a dress!"
I quickly take the dress and dart out of there before he has a chance to ask questions.
To the hold! '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 296704

"I can't directly link you to the second event, but I do know the guard swarming at the gates to the mercantile district now that the Komodo Yakuza are scrambling to empty their vaults and evacuate their coin from town. Looks like they expect the coming storm, and your little attack was enough to send them over the edge. Ah, well, they just have money. That's it. We have bigger fish to fry."

"It wasn't my fault! That crazy bitch burst into my room looking for someone named Chip. I don't even know anyone named Chip! Apparently they're some devious pirate lord that's in town bedding mares or something because there are only two rentable rooms in that tavern."

She looks a little uneasy. "I don't know. I don't think it would be right, just before my date. Not to mention… Well, you're not even a pony."

You don't need a roll to go back to the hold. You find Chip with his finger in Cloudy's mouth. She looks ill-at-ease.

Sándor [Knight] 296711

"And when will we actually do anything that is not just sitting on our asses?"

Chip(DD knight) 296714

>that past >3 if I want to spank her flank.
I scratch my head, you're too old for me. Plus Summers with me.
"Not with me, I mean you can kiss the mannequin and I can watch to see if you are doing it right."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296718

"Uh, mister Chip, why do you have your hoof in miss Cloudy Stripes' mouth?…"
My ears perk up when I remember the dress.
"Oh! I also have your dress ready miss Cloudy Stripes!"
I proudly show her the dress.

Wf+6 296722

"It's about to be noon. Sunnyskies is taking our party out, save Marrowbone, who is staying to guard. We're going to go sabotage the cannons on the lower level to make it easier for the Darklantern. We'll need a key to get up to the higher level… but only a high ranking officer would have that. Would have to be at least a Major, I think, and those aren't common. Probably only one or two in the whole guard. Sunnyskies obviously has a target in mind."

She thinks about it. "Okay, that's not so bad, I guess."

She sits there a moment trying to decide what to say. After a moment, she ventures, "It's… pretty?"

Chip(DD knight) 296725

"Oh.. Oh!" I look at Summers.
"The dress, how did you repair it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296729

Give him a strange look.
"Chip is the diamond dog on the other ship.
The one that was fucking that stallion… ish thing in the room you crashed in."
Seat down near him.
"So, anything you need to get better?"

Sándor [Knight] 296730

"Why not get the key in advance?"

Chip(DD knight) 296732

I then turn my attention to Cloudy.
"I am not one to judge on dresses but it looks.. great."

"Anyway… as for the kissing, let me see how you do it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296733

"You don't like it?…"
"I asked mister Abilio to do a time travel thingy spell on it and make it brand new again."

Wf+6 296738

"I'm not particularly trilled about confronting Major Mudwallow, who is the target Sunnyskies will insist upon. The Lieutenant is good in a fight, but if he gets worked up, he causes collateral. We need to stay stealthy. He outranks me, though, so I can hardly tell him to stay back."

"I'm feeling alright. I mean, I could use a mare about now, but where's a guy going to find a willing mare at a time like this? Might as well work my way through some light reading until it's time to head back."

She sighs. "Summer, are you aware that I am blind?"

With that, she tries another round of kissing on the mannequin. You'd rate it at around a '1d10' / 10 attempt.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 296741


In other words, not bad at all for a blind mare. There's probably little she needs in terms of instruction from a guy like you.

Sándor [Knight] 296745

"Why not have someone steal it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296746

"Might want to ask your friend where he dumps the bodies of the girls you let go, I can get you one up and working. Warm too, if you know a mage."
Stand up.
"We are going to hit town soon, a shame you'll miss all the fun!"
Grin at him.

Chip(DD knight) 296747

"Abilio did it, I see." I then look at CLoudy and see whats her reaction.

"Not bad, I've seen better kissers but Albio will like that. No tounge, not that wet, the nice peck and touch. Just a little off the center of the lips but all in all thats good." I put my two arms in a fold.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296754

"Oh… right. Sorry…"
I look at her kissing the mannequin.
"Um… what's it like to kiss a pony? I've never kissed anypony but my momma…"

Chip(DD knight) 296761

"Hmmm…. well pony lips are soft unlike us Dogs. Kissing a griffon is like kissing wood and sometimes their beak can hurt lips. Goats are…. random to kissing." I shrugged.

Wf+6 296764

"Wait, you had ABILIO do it? What in Equestria did you tell him it was for?"

He shakes his head. "I'll come back. Cap'n's orders. Gotta be pretty much full on dead to get out of work on a day like this."

He considers it. "It's possible, but Mudwallow is notoriously paranoid. Maybe if there's another high ranking officer in town, it would be possible. Master Hammond carries the rank of Commander, which is higher than Major. Plus, there's some Colonel from the Equestrian navy in town, I hear. Either of them you might have better luck with. I'd try Hammond, though, since the Colonel is supposedly a pirate hunter."

She thinks about it. "Sort of like bags of sand— er, that is to say, it's like eating a grapefruit, I guess? Wet, and sometimes sticky, but very sweet… and it can be good, or bad… it all depends on the one that you're eating out of. Wait, that still came out all wrong, didn't it?"

Sándor [Knight] 296768

"Do I look like I could do it stealthily? If I'm taking off the key from any of those it would be the bloody way."

Chip(DD knight) 296769

"Oh… Oh!"
I turn my attention to Summer.

"You didnt tell him right?"

Wf+6 296772

He shrugs. "You did sound bored. I might have Ruxiang give it a try. He's supposed to be the stealthy one. Supposed to be. I hear he just started firing madly at a dragon in the middle of hostile territory. Stealthy."

Felfire [Necromancer] 296773

"If you get shot up I'm getting a go at you and skelly at the same time, so try to stay alive."
Find Abilio. Is he still busy? Where are the other 'pirates'? I still need help for that grave incursion!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296777

"Have you kissed a lot of pon- people, mister Chip?"
"No! I, uh… I said it was for mister Commodore."
I scrunch my face.
"I don't get it. Eating out of? Wet and sticky?"

Wf+6 296782

Abilio is back in his cabin, free to take you back.

Chip and Summer are on the Darklantern with Cloudy Stripes.

"Face" is with you in the bunkhouse of the Pillager's Fancy.

Alys is sleeping at Humble's house.

Sandor is chatting at Humble's house.

"What I mean to say is that… it's good if you like the person you're kissing, and not good otherwise. Try to remember that."

Sándor [Knight] 296784

"I am bored. But sneaking around is not for me."

Chip(DD knight) 296786

I wipe my wet nose, I thought she revealed the secret.

"Uhmmm.. I've kissed a lot of ponies you could say that."
I then lean in next to her and whisper.
"I can teach you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 296787

Let's go back to Humble's house then.
"You coming for the grave, Face?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296793

"Oh, okay!
Also, um, should you start getting ready for your date?"
What time is it anyways? Can I see outside from the hold?
"But momma says that kissing should only be done by two ponies in love! And miss Cloudy Stripes says so too!"

Wf+6 296794

"Yeah, sure, I'm cool to graverob. You're not going to convert me, though: I'll stick to living mares, no matter how much tail you put in my face."

You head back to Abilio's chambers, and he opens a portal. Before you can even go through, a little filly runs fearlessly across the burning expanse, into Abilio's cabin.

"Where's my daughter?"

The Lieutenant heaves himself up and taps Ruxiang on the shoulder. They both walk over to the door.

"Time for us to go. See you later, hold down the fort. Hopefully Abilio will have work for you when he gets back."

Just as the door closes, a portal opens, and you see Spring Water sprint through it out of the corner of your eye.

You can see through a metal grate that the sun is directly overhead. You'd judge it just struck noon.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296799

Give Abilio an odd look.
"Is that normal?"
Try to stop the filly.
"She's here, don't fret!"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sándor [Knight] 296800

Follow her.
Not like I have anything better to do.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296805

I scrunch my mouth trying to determine the time.
"Noon! I think… do you want to start getting ready now miss Cloudy Stripes?"

Chip(DD knight) 296808

I shrugged.
"Its not like there are other ponies who has fallen in love with other races. You cant deny, lets say a pony and a griffon their love just because they are of different race."

"Besides, its only teaching, nothing wrong about it." I crossed my arms.

Wf+6 296810

Abilio replies, "Not normally. In fact, I normally wait to open the other side until I'm right before it, but opening the Gate at this particular location has become practically routine now…"

With Spring's small size, you easily corner her and stop her.

"I'm not going to sit idly by and let you pirates lead her around everywhere! She needs her mother."

You walk through the Gate and find yourself in the burning hellscape of Tartarus. Firey wind surrounds you on all sides, but you see the exit portal directly ahead. On the other side, Abilio is chatting with the filly and Felfire.

"I probably have about eight hours. I feel more like sitting still in my room and trying not to mess up all this getup."

Felfire [Necromancer] 296812

None of my business lady."
Keep holding her.
"Do I let her go?"

Wf+6 296815

Abilio shrugs. "I don't care. I had all but forgotten about her. Commodore wants her, I suppose. Let he go to her daughter for now. I'll have to either restore her to her proper age later, or get her fitted for a new collar."

Wf+6 296816

Let her**

Felfire [Necromancer] 296819

Drop the filly and walk into the portal.
"So, we are with no healers now?"

Sándor [Knight] 296822

Go through and listen in

Wf+6 296827

He considers it. "Actually, if you want, you could bring along Summer and her mother. Summer's still wearing her collar. If you ask, she will come with you."

Spring looks a little mortified at the idea that her daughter would be forced to do anything against her will.

"What do you want her to do?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296828

"No… but you're a bunch older than me mister Chip!
And… shouldn't that be something ponies in learn together?"
"Oh, alright then. Do you want us to leave you alone now, miss Cloudy Stripes?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296830

"Keep us alive? We are gonna get shot up to tartarus and back in there."

Wf+6 296831

She thinks about it. "Yes, I think so. I need to go lie down. For all I know I may not get much sleep."

She considers the phrase. "I mean — I wouldn't sleep because of the anticipation. Nothing else would keep me up."

Wf+6 296833

She glowers a little at you. "Well, I am a doctor, too. I don't want Summer in the line of danger… If you let her stay behind, I'll come with you. I promise I won't let them kill you… How can I? You have my daughter, you monsters."

Felfire [Necromancer] 296836

Look at Abilio, then at her, then at Abilio again and shrug.
"One is as good as the other.
You two should enjoy this whole pirate thing more.
It's heaven here."
Keep walking and make it for Humble's house.

Chip(DD knight) 296837

"It is told that you can only learn from your elder." I crossed my arms.

I then look at Cloudy and wait for her reply.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296838

"Keep you up?… Huh?"

Wf+6 296844

Her reply about what? About wanting to be left alone? See >>296831

"Don't worry about it." She retires to her navigator's chambers.

Abilio and Spring Water follow you, but she looks back sadly, through the portal, as she goes. "At least you'll be safe here, on the ships…"

Chip(DD knight) 296849

Her reply to Summers about what she will do in the meanwhile. Sorry if I reply late.

Seeing her lean and rest, I look at Summers and wait for her.

Sándor [Knight] 296851

So where was I again?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296855

"Wait! Don't forget your dress!"
I give her her dress before she leaves.
When was the Order thing supposed to happen?

Wf+6 296856

In the captain's cabin. Presumably you're now following them back to Humble's house, unless you want to exit onto the ships.

Wf+6 296859

Five hours from now.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296861

"You coming with us too big guy? We hitting a grave."
Let's recount who's with me. Summer, Face, Abilio that will remain behind and now Sandor too?

Wf+6 296862

Spring is standing in for Summer.

Sándor [Knight] 296863

"Yeah, they don't have any wine so I'm bored to tears."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296867

Does Summer know IC about the ship doctor? I kinda forgot.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296871

Grin at him.
Can I put something over my skelly that will make him unnoticeable? Like, a long cloth or something?
Then, if he's hidden well enough, go for the grave.

Chip(DD knight) 296873


"Hmmm…. I did promise to get you a dress didnt I?" I put a paw on my chin.

Sándor [Knight] 296877

"What are we doing again?"

Wf+6 296878

She knows there exists a doctor named Doc Peg that could offer her formal training. Abilio told her that he wants her to get a formal education.

He's a pretty fatherly guy. How kind, for a deadly pirate!

You don't need to cross through the lower class district, so it doesn't matter. If you've been reading other people's experiences, you know that the rest of the city is practically atheist in their cynical outlook on the faith. Totally the opposite of the over-zealous lower class.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296883

"Some cult of Grogar forgot how their leaders are chosen, we gotta ask their old master who's next.
Pretty normal stuff."
>reading other people
I have problems reading my own at times. Sorry.
Good. Then there shouldn't be problems.
On march!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296889

"You did!"
"…but I think mister Abilio wanted me to do something too. Do you know where, uh… mister Doc… Peg, is, mister Chip?"

Wf+6 296890

You head out for the city graveyard. When you arrive, you find it's a fairly nice affair: looks like the temple has at least been dumping some of that surfeit of gold into keeping the place nice looking.

The place is littered with tombstones, crypts, and normal graves: it's huge! You imagine that the Cobbler could have snuck out plenty of corpses with little issue. Now the problem will be finding the right grave…

Sándor [Knight] 296891

"Who are we looking for?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296893

I should be able to sense the grave of some powerful old cult leader!
Take four minutes to prepare and try to identify powerful necromantic energy!
"Old big grave of some cult leader. I told you."

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Wf+6 296897

Everything's dead. Nothing's necromantic here. Looks like you're going to have to hunt the old-fashioned way.

You can only take time for preparation on training-related tasks or otherwise explicitly said to have such a bonus.

Chip(DD knight) 296899

"Hmmm… I might know where he is, perhaps we could pick a dress and teach you later about kisses and stuff."

Should I make this a long winding walk around the ship to get more time or go straight to doc peg?

Chip(DD knight) 296902


Roll #1 2 = 2


Any particular sign I've been told to look for?
The grave of a Grogar follower…

Roll #0 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 296904

Lead Summer to the quarters of Doc Peg. I got plenty of time in the brig if this dont work out.

Wf+6 296905

You recall that you're looking for the von Blackwald family crypt. The Blackwald is an infamous wood to the northeast of the city, characterized by its dense, dark wood and marshy hollows. No doubt this ex-leader used to live there.

Sándor [Knight] 296906

Follow her, keep an eye open.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 296909

The two of you arrive at the clinic on the Pillager's Fancy. After knocking, the door opens a crack, and the Doctor stares out, expectantly.


Well this is just peachy.
Unless I can see this crypt. But they are wealthy, must have their own private thing.
"Okay, I doubt this is the place…"

Roll #0 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 296912

"Uhh… hello?"

Wf+6 296915

You nearly trip over a headstone as you turn around. Brushing yourself off and examining it, you read: "Place of Death: Blackwald Wood". Looks like they export their dead to the city.

He continues to stare. "Hello."


Be I damned.
Commune with the corpse resting inside.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Wf+6 296920

"Keep your wits about you, private. The bears in this wood are six times the size of a pony. They'll swipe your head off without a second's hesitation. I've lost too many good ponies to the wildlife here."

Felfire [Necromancer] 296922

Yep just like I thought. Must be a common folk who died there.
"Will do, sir.
Do you know anything about the family that owns these woods? There are strange sayings going on about them!"
What's the name on the crypt?

Chip(DD knight) 296923

"uhmm… uhh, Summers Seas, the little unicorn healer told me you expect her."

Felfire [Necromancer] 296925

What's the name on the gravestone*

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296926

"Oh! Um… hello mister Doc Peg. Mister Abilio told me I should… um, learn stuff from you? Have you teach me?"

Wf+6 296928

You're not at a crypt, you're at a common gravestone. It reads:

"Triumphant Stomp"

It's dated nearly fifty years ago, but at least that's more current than the thousands of years of your minion.

"Blackwalds? They're a bit of an odd sort for a family. Perfectly respectable nobles, the most of them, but they have just a few too many black sheep in the family, if you pardon my racism. Yes, the whites of the family have always been the superior race. Those black sheep? Always getting into trouble. Heard tell they're involved in all sorts of occult and black practices. Not that you can judge the rest of them over it, of course."

Wf+6 296933

"Little unicorn learn? The Unicorn — me — teach stuff."

He beckons the two of you inside.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296935

yup realized my mistake a second too late.
"Oh. I heard they were having some kind of funeral today, at their crypt.
You know where that is, sir?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296937

I follow him inside. What's it look like in there?
"So, um… what are you gonna teach me?"

Chip(DD knight) 296938

Go inside.

Wf+6 296947

"Hm. The respectable ones are usually in the family crypt, out in Stonebriar. The less-reputable, they throw into the swamp. If it's real funeral, the city it is. Not like you have time for it, soldier. We've got to get these medical supplies to Southridge. Ponies could die, otherwise."

Sounds like it could go either way, based on whether or not the Blackwald you're looking for died in disgrace.

The clinic itself is remarkably clean and well-stocked, and there are several side-rooms. It's surprisingly professional for a unicorn that looks like a total trainwreck. Doc Peg himself can't seem to always control his facial expressions, and he sort of twitches oddly, and his mane is a mess. He's grinning, and trying his hardest to look presentable, though.

"Gonna teach… um…"

He seems to be waiting for a suggestion…

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296951

"…Um, something to do with healing?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296953

"Stonebriar sir? Where is that?"

Chip(DD knight) 296957

I stand on a corner and watch the two coordinate with each other.

Wf+6 296961

He puts his hoof in his face, then he points at a wall chart of essential medical skills.

It lists everything from bandaging cuts to performing exploratory surgery. Other highlights include mending bones and regrowing muscle, how to remove various foreign objects, and general knowledge of anatomy and the various systems of the body. The list is quite long.

"Southwest of here. You already forget where we came from?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296965

"Can you teach me how to mend bone and regrow muscle?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 296968

"Right. Near the big mountain?"
Feign dumb.

Wf+6 296977

"Can mend." He seems a little frustrated by your shortness of statements, but isn't doing much to provide long dialogue himself.

He motions for Chip to come over to the table.

"What? No, it's by the sea! Are you thinking of Briarthorn?"

Are you aware that the name of the city you're in is Stonebriar City?

Chip(DD knight) 296979

I got a bad feeling for this.
I then look at Summers then reluctantly approach the table.

Felfire [Necromancer] 296985

No. I forgot the name of half the npc's already, use your doc to move around. Sorry, I just don't focus too much.
"Riiiight… LOOK OUT A BEAR!"
Drop the commune link with it.
Looks like their crypt is here, let's keep looking.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sándor [Knight] 296991

Help her

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 296995

Doc's horn glows, and you feel the feeling go out of your left arm. He pulls it over the table, withdraws a huge cleaver from under the table, and swings!

You can make an opposed roll or take it like a man. This action succeeds unless you roll higher, regardless of what its roll is.


You take a look around a while, and get distracted by a skeletal pony sitting upon an ivory throne near the path. That must've stank while the corpse rotted, but it sure looks nice now.

Fortunately, Sandor pulls you out of your daydream. Stupid sexy skeletons!

Before long, you've navigated the tombs and have located one that reads "Blackwald Family Crypt". There's a carving of a sheep on the front.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 296998



Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 296999

I try to silence a screech at seeing him chop Chip's arm off.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 297000

"But he was so dreamy~"
"Right, here it is. Freedom?"
Motion the skelly over and have him open the crypt.
Or look for a way in.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 297001


Sándor [Knight] 297003

"You don't fuck corpses, do you?"

Wf+6 297005

He slashes straight through the muscle and bone in one sweep, then withdraws the cleaver.

Doc then picks up Summer and sets her on the table next to the severed arm.

He tries to mime something, then gives up and reaches for his alcohol. Looks like he want to take a swig for this.

Fervored Freedom keeps at it, and eventually the tomb is open.

Felfire [Necromancer] 297006

"That's my boy!" pat him on the head and send him in scouting.
"See anything?"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 297009

The skeleton wanders in ahead, and you don't hear any conflict. After a while, the 'clop clop' of his hooves grows quiet. Sounds like he stopped, or got too deep to hear. There's no light down there, though.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297011

I- Bu-
I try to at least stop the bleeding! '1d10+2'
"Why'd you do that mister Doc peg?!"

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Sándor [Knight] 297012

Fuck light, who needs that
Go in


Wasn't the Commune link with him still open?
Walk in after him and keep an eye out for dangers. And the stairs.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 297015

"AAAUGGHH! WHAT DID YOU DO!!" I held my stump with my remaining paw and try to stop the bleeding.


I keep my focus on Summers.
"Help me…"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 297027

You manage to cauterize off the stump, clumsily, as Doc Peg takes a heavy gulp of his vodka.

"You're doing it all wrong! Stand back! Watch me! If you cauterize that wound, you're going to make it harder for the nerves to accept!"

He holds you at leg's length and jerks Chip's stump back over, and magicks the wound back open. With a heave, he splats the severed half back onto the stump.

"Don't be such a pup. Arms grow back."

With that, his horn glows again, and as if by magic (oh wait, it is by magic), the line between the stump and the arm disappears. He shakes the arm for a moment, and then, apparently satisfied, returns the feeling to it. There is no pain: the arm feels normal.

"The MOST IMPORTANT part is to realign the bone properly. Failing that will cause severe complications. Muscle grows back together easily: bone doesn't. It's also possible to grow bone, but I don't expect you to master that just yet."

You're a little stunned by how long-winded that was.

That ended hours ago. Plus, you're not really communing with his body, you're communing with his spirit. He can't perceive on this plane anymore. That's what makes Deadeye so useful.

You manage to navigate the darkness well, and make it to the bottom with little issue. You can tell there are probably a myriad of coffins down here. It might take a while to pick out which one you need to commune with unless you gather information…

Roll to navigate darkness.

Sándor [Knight] 297031


Roll #1 7 = 7


I guess I'll have to bother one of the spirits around here.
Read the year of death on each coffin, then awake the youngest one. Commune.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Wf+6 297035

You find your way down pretty easily as well. Darkness doesn't bother you!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297037

…Did I learn anything from that? '1d10'
"Bu- how-
…How'd you do that mister Doc Peg?"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 297040

The youngest one is less than a year old, but he died several hundred years ago. You get a lot of crying in reply.

For your benefit, I will assume you mean, "the one that died most recently"

The one that died the most recently is also young, but not a baby.

"Momma? I've been asleep so long, I thought I'd never wake up and see you again!"

You're like a sponge. Everything that went on, you absorbed in perfect detail. You're a great student!

"Simple reconnection, not difficult at all. Just encourage the fibers to accept one another. Now, my sealing is more complex than your cauterizing, but the most important part is getting the muscle and bone to link up."

Sándor [Knight] 297042

"You didn't wake up, little dove."

Felfire [Necromancer] 297043

Gee, english language, how does it work?
"Shh, it's alright little one. Momma is coming soon, she left you with me.
I'm sis Felly, don't worry, you are safe now.
You had such a bad fever. Is a miracle you are alive. Maybe some of our acenstors did you a favor!"
Ush him up.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297044

"Ooh… it really isn't hard at all! You're right! Just gotta align the severed limb properly and then reconnect the various muscle, bone, and tissue! Kinda like cauterizing, but with the magic applied in a different form… Thanks mister Doc peg!"
I hop off the table and give him a hug.

Wf+6 297045

Sandor doesn't need shushing: the communion doesn't seem to allow her to hear him.

"When will I see momma again? I gotta get her to sew up my dolly."

You can barely make out a stuffed rabbit resting on top of the casket in the darkness. Looks like it's missing a button eye.

He kind of awkwardly returns the hug. You can tell he's trying to please, but doesn't have very fine control.

Also, something feels… wrong when you touch him. You're not sure, but it just doesn't feel totally like a unicorn.

Felfire [Necromancer] 297047

"Don't worry dear, I'm taking care of your dolly.
Now, why don't you start by thanking our ancestors for your good healt? All of them, especially the most important ones and those we don't have to talk about.
This is a very special occasion and you should pray to them."

Wf+6 297055

"Ancestors? I don't know… There's momma, and granny Noble, and her mother, Farrow. I'm not sure before that?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297056

Can I figure anything else about him? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


Okay too young. Drop the link.
Look around for this Farrow.
And keep an eye out for graves strangerly decorated.

Roll #0 4 = 4

Wf+6 297059

You walk around the tomb in the dark and study each of the stones. Many of them are carved with stories about the lives of each of the sheep inside. You immediately rule out many of them which were too ancient, or lived highly active political lives. It strikes you to look for tombstones that have short stories, as anyone that attained the rank of Grandmaster in a necromantic cult, but WASN'T disowned by the family, probably kept a low profile. On your own, you narrow it down to just four coffins.

You're struggling with the dark, and keep rubbing up against Fervored Freedom's skeleton.


Can't I focus? Damnit. Keep looking.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297068

I think you misquoted.

Wf+6 297071

SURE DID. I thought that was Sandor.

Felfire [Necromancer] 297072

Let's just say that 9 did the same thing.

Wf+6 297073

Yes, that.

Your sense of perception is impeccable. You feel about his epidermis and determine that something is… off. It's some sort of magical outer layer. He's wearing a cloak of illusion, it seems.

Doc Peg is not all that he appears to be.

Felfire [Necromancer] 297074

Very well.
Now, let's read the name and short stories on the four coffins.
Not gonna commune with potential expert necromancers without having a good idea of who they are.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297075

"Um… mister Doc Peg? Are you using magic to disguise yourself?"

Wf+6 297080

He considers the proposition for the second time today.

"My true form is too horrifying. I have adopted this one to make you more comfortable."

He seems pretty sincere. Will you press it?

>Lady von Blackwald
>Lived a quiet life in the family estate. Beloved of her mother.

>Hero von Blackwald

>Peaceful in life and death, Hero was a noble pacifist that gave up his birthright as head of household to retire to fish.

>Tick von Blackwald

>Noble doctor, taken before his time. Beloved by his family and patients.

>Crumple von Blackwald

>Never did a lie cross the threshold of her lips. Blessings on this honest daughter.

You think the name "Lady" is pretty weird, but find it funnier a sheep named "Hero" was a pacifist.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297082

"Um… you haven't tried to eat me or anything. What could be so bad about your real body?"


How quirky.
Let's try to commune with Hero.
Gone fishing he says, uh?
Fishing for souls I say!

Roll #0 10 = 10

Wf+6 297085


As you attempt to commune, you feel yourself shifting on the Immortal Plane, like when you performed the Living Rites before. What's going on? You can only cast that spell once a day…

When you reopen your eyes, you're in the sitting room of a stately manor. A large fire crackles to your left, and outside the large bay window, a storm rages — trees being torn left and right, and the glass pounded unrelentingly by rain. In a lounging robe, a sheep sits across from you in a large, plush chair.

"Why have you awakened my immortal soul, Necromancer? My ties with the Blacktongue Cult ended in death."

You can see, as he speaks, that his tongue is quite literally black — a distinction untrue of Dolly.

He scrunches. "It is rather disgusting and insectile. I do not wish to scare a potential protege."

Chip(DD knight) 297087

I open my eyes.

Is my arm gone?

Wf+6 297088

Your arm is not only not gone, but it feels perfectly normal.

In fact, that bad hang nail you had before is gone. It doesn't even feel like it was ever detached…

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297090

"I'm not some little filly! I don't get scared easily!"
I frown.

Felfire [Necromancer] 297091

"They have lost their leader, and know not how to desgin their successor.
I've been tasked with finding you and ask for the rules of succession."
"Nice tongue."

Chip(DD knight) 297094

I look around and stare at Summer, then at Doc Peg.
I stand up and grab the knife used to cut my arm and point it at the doctor.


Wf+6 297099

He sighs and drops his disguise. Standing in the place of the unicorn, there's a changeling, glossy wings and all.

He rolls his eyes, and a second later, there's a mirror image of Chip staring back at him. "Going to cry, are we? Your arm looks to be fully functional. I even disabled your nerves for the procedure. What did it cost you? And I taught this young filly how to make miracles happen for it."

"Ah, yes, I imagine they would get confused. Our succession laws are very arcane, and I won't bore you with the details. Believe me — it took the better part of my reign to determine who I was required to pick to succeed me. The true name of my successor is Culled Cline, an earth pony of pale visage."

Felfire [Necromancer] 297100

"Right. So we'll just send somepony else to bother you in the next hundread years once Culled Cline too is done for?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297101

"Y- Y- You're a changeling?!"
I slowly back away into a wall.
"W- We're you really going to eat me after all?"

Chip(DD knight) 297102

Seeing myself, I take a step back and look at my arms. I then drop the knife and give the image a straight right hook.


Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 297103

He considers the statement. "You pose a good point, but they should have access to the succession laws… unless the Great Temple has been lost. That would be quite dire. The main copy of my notes has probably been burned, but I did keep a backup. It's at my estate. In my old room, which was on the second— wait, why am I describing this to you?"

He hops out of his chair and leads you through the lounge door and up the stairs. He enters the third room on the right, and feels about the baseboard near the corner, then pushes in, then to the left, causing a small crawlspace to slide open. He withdraws a book.

"You can either try to memorize this… which would be quite a feat, or you can send someone to retrieve it back on the Mortal Plane. Send a flier: the morass is not easily navigated."

He sighs, and returns to his unicorn form. "No, I'm not going to eat anyone. I told you that I didn't want to scare you. You were a little dishonest with me when you said you wouldn't be scared, weren't you?"

Wf+6 297104

He sidesteps, but doesn't bother to return the blow.

Felfire [Necromancer] 297105

"Well… I can try to memorize this, yeah."
Take the book in my hooves.
"Is there anything I should watch out for, in your old manor?"
Try to memorize the book.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297107

"Y- You really aren't?"
I slowly relax.
I slowly, apprehensively approach him, and when I see he isn't going to do anything I lean in and give him another hug.
"Um… y- your wings were very pretty when you were a changeling. They reminded me of a dragonfly's!"

Chip(DD knight) 297108

Recompose my stance and give that bug a taste of my backfist!
>pls rng

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 297109

The first third talks about the noble aspects of the inheritance. It's a little boring, but it also talks about long lines of the dead and categorizes necromantic ability, so you feel really confident about your ability to remember it.

You'll need to study the other two thirds, though, and though this memory is strong, it won't last forever. Weaker memories will last even shorter.

He attempts a small smile. "I am not like other Changelings. I am Independent. No longer part of a Hive."

He manages to dodge the next punch without even breaking the hug. "Will you quit that?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 297110

"So, where did you say this mansion of yours was? I'm not sure I can get this all down in a go."
Keep trying.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297111

"Mister Chiiip! Please stop trying to fight mister Doc Peg!"
I stand in front of him and try to block him with my tiny stature. '1d10'
"I know he cut off your arm… b- but he numbed it and reattached it! Nothing bad happened!"
"Um… can I see them again?"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297112

>"Um… can I see them again? And what do you mean you're independent? I thought all changelings were… part of that hive thingy. How are you not?"

Wf+6 297113

Part 1 Remaining Time: 38 minutes
Part 2 Remaining Time: 24 minutes

"Near the middle of the Blackwald. It's actually a small settlement: walls, servant quarters, several small estates beyond the main manor. From an aerial view, it would be easy to locate, or below, you could follow the road. I presume my corpse is in Stonebriar? I feel like you would have already searched my home if you were communing with my body in the middle of a swamp."

He drops the unicorn disguise and flicks out his gossamer wings.

"I was Severed from my Hive. I had no choice in the matter, but I very much do not wish to go back. In the time before, I had no will of my own. As I said, now, I am Independent."

Felfire [Necromancer] 297115

"Yeah you are a renowed pacifist, dedicated your life to fishing. That ticked me off a bit, Hero."
Okay one last time. Going there would take too long now.
Read and memorize the third part.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 297117

"Why you!!… "

I put down my fist and take a look at Summers.
"After all the time I've been with you, you think I am just a tool? A sack of meat to be butchered?" I give her a frown.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297121

I poke his wings with my hooves.
So pretty…
"Are the other changelings really mean, or are they nice like you too?"
"N- No! Not at all mister Chip! Your my friend!"
I immediately rush over to him and grab him into as much a hug as I can.
"Please… I- I just don't like fighting! Mister Doc Peg fixed what he did wrong a- and… your arm looks even better than ever! Please!"

Chip(DD knight) 297123

Dear god, its here
drama feels meter
>inb4 a 1

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 297124

He chuckles a bit. "Fishing? That's the excuse I gave them every time I went out into the swamp to meet with my fellow cultists. I told them I was a pacifist to get out of military school."

He nods. "Other changelings ARE mean. That's why I wanted to disguise my form from you."

Wf+6 297125


16 minutes on part 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 297127

"See, they actually believed that stuff."
Put the book down.
"Before I go, can you tell me something about Grogar?
What is he like?"
So I'm done? Thanks Grogar.
I will have to write this shit down asap. Did I understand how it works?

Chip(DD knight) 297129

Hug Summers back(cup a few feels on her flank).
….. I…. look its just a burst of anger, but I think I just need to cooldown. I didnt mean anything I said."
I then stand up.
"I think I will leave you two, after this we might pick up that dress that I promised." I breath in.

I then look at the changeling.. Ughh disgusting. No wonder they had that facade thing magic going on.

"… If you'll excuse me I'll go down and have a drink. I hope you understand my anger but still I spologize for my actions." I give a mock bow before heading the door.

Wf+6 297130

You don't understand the system except the first third, you have a sort of mental photograph of the other two thirds.

He nods. "I have had many dealings with him. Opinions are wildly varied on what exactly Grogar is, in fact. Some treat him as a God, but many others treat him as just an aspect, or even a saint. He was either the first necromancer, or the first to record his writings. If his mortal form truly was an avatar of a God, it was very much afflicted by the same bonds of mortality that affect you or I. Immensely talented goat. I hear in his later years, he was driven mad, and put down by some relatively harmless ponies. Still others believe that he was born mortal, but became divine through necromantic ritual. Provocative stuff."

Felfire [Necromancer] 297132

Grin at him.
"That's something I'm gonna learn! Ideas of where to start?"

Wf+6 297134

"How to become divine? Well obviously I don't know. Do you think I would be rotting in some grave if I knew how to do that? Still, I imagine the first step is probably Lichdom. Speak with a Lifebinder. They can teach you how to reincarnate yourself… it's not too hard to create a soul catalyst after that."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297140

"It's alright mister Chip… you can be angry. But I'm sure mister Doc Peg didn't mean anything by it! I- I mean, he fixed your arm and even made it better!"
"Oh… well, you're nice mister Doc Peg! Though… you should have asked mister Chip if he was okay with what you did to him though."

Felfire [Necromancer] 297141

"Ah yes, lichdom. That's neat!"
Give my greetings and interrupt the connection.
I've wasted enough time here already.
Who's with me at the grave?

Wf+6 297146

He sighs. "Perhaps you're right. Most of the members of this ship have grown accustomed to my strange mannerisms. I have forgotten what it is like to deal with those who don't need me."

"Wait, if you're in the Stonebriar Cemetery, you should—"

The link severs, and you're back in the tomb. Sandor, Face, and Spring Water. Face is looking through coffins, and Sandor is looking bored. Looks like your eyes adjusted a bit while you were 'zoned'. Spring seems to have found and lit a candle.

Felfire [Necromancer] 297150

>you should—
C'mon I've spent like, 78 minutes in that memory! He could have told me earlier!
Commune again?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297152

"So, um… do you have anything else to teach me today mister Doc Peg? Or do you need my help with anything?"

Chip(DD knight) 297156

I looked at her, how could I say no to that sweet little thing.
"… perhaps this time I'll let it slip."

"… I'll leave her to your care."
I exit the door.

Go and look for a drink.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 297162

He doesn't drag you into a memory this time.

"You should look out for all the traps. My family jealously guards their corpses. They probably won't trigger until the fifth time they're walked across, though: they're designed by some guy who worked on this Tomb for the Horror dynasty. You know, that Tomb of Horrors?"

"I could teach you anatomy, but I think that is sufficient magic for one day. You need time to practice… maybe I can find some willing flesh… Ah, I remember we have a red earth pony in the brig…"

You stumble onto the Special Reserve in the Pillager's Fancy's hold that Sandor found before. Score!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 297164

"I know a lot about pony anatomy though! My momma taught me all about it!"
And yeah, gotta go now. Later man!

Felfire [Necromancer] 297165

"Nope, but if it's something from a necromancer and is around the neighbourhood I bet we'll stuble upon it soon enough.
Any more tips before I go?"

Chip(DD knight) 297166

Get it and….

Wait is it wise to drink now? I mean I remember we will raid something later this day but I'm not sure..


Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 297172

"That should be enough. Get going! Write down that information!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 297173

Drop the connection for real now and turn to my shipmates.
"Okay, don't touch the corpses or move in front of them more than four times, they are rigged to blow.
We are done here!"
Let's get some fresh air.
Good time as any to pause.

Wf+6 297185

As soon as you walk across the first flagstone at the staircase, you realize that four people have walked across that stone. Your path back makes you the fifth.

A sense of dread fills you as you hear the whole crypt begin to shift.


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