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Wf+6 301866

Face rubs his mane sheepishly. "You looked a little down."

Light Heart
Green Text hangs his head and wanders off, depressed. "That feel when dismissed."

Humble leads you into her house, and immediately Abilio gets upset. "What kind of headquarters just lets so many outside ponies wander inside?"

Humble replies, "Well, I couldn't just let the poor dear die out in the cold—"

"It's summer, mare!"

Humble's trying to lead Light Heart off to her bedroom, which is where Lady Alys is sleeping. There's only one bed there.

You arrive at Humble's place to find it more bustling than ever. Felfire, Sandor, Alys, Spring Water, Marrowbone, Abilio, Humble, Face, and some newcomer are all here.

Sándor [Knight] 301872

"Hey you, mare. Stop. The Lady is already using that room to rest. I would advise not to disturb her unless you want to become a problem. And I have a way with dealing with her problems."

Felfire [Necromancer] 301873

"Next time you go down I'm pulling you all the way to Doc myself if I have to!"
With a shimmer in my eyes set the bones apart and be ready to resurrect them.
Turn to anyone inside Humble's house.
"We got a city to raze! You ready?"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301876

Wait, why am I at Humble's house?
Wasn't I with the Order guards in the Sanctuary?

[lemon] 301877

"Whats happening here."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301878

>Spring Water

Light Heart [Warlord] 301879

"I think she made the right call. There's a pretty chilly wind outside."

"The Lady?"
I stop
"Who's The Lady? The owner of this place?"

"… A city to raze?"

PirateQuest: Chapter 2.6: Heads Will Roll Wf+6 301881

Summer Seas
You are back at the Sanctuary in the company of the Provost and her zealots. Seed Sower works her way over to you on her peg, with a little pain.

"I am glad to see you rescued without bloodshed, Summer. I was afraid for you, and worried about what might have happened if I sent my mares deep into the lair of the Lord-Mayor. I am glad they exercised restraint, but it may not be enough. We must protect your sister."

Felfire [Necromancer] 301884

"Hey you are a new face! Come from one of the two other ships?"

Sándor [Knight] 301885

"No. She is Lady Alys, a true noble."

Wf+6 301887

With the extra patience and care you put into setting the bones, you put the skeleton of Fervored Freedom back together better than ever.

Felfire [Necromancer] 301889

Squee and hug him, settling beside him.

Light Heart [Warlord] 301890

"From a ship? Yes. From the ships you talk of? Probably not. What a coincidence that would be."

"I see. Well, I wouldn't dare upset a fellow noble pony. My name is Lady Light Heart."

Sándor [Knight] 301893

"Clever girl, good."
Relax a little.
"My name is Sándor. I am her protector."

Felfire [Necromancer] 301896

"So… Wait, why are you here again?"
Raise a brow and look across from her to the pirates.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301897

"Th- they looked like they wanted to start fighting… b- but I told them no, so they didn't!"
I look over to the door.
"Do you know where my mo- sister is? I haven't seen her since… a while ago…"

[lemon] 301899


"Uhrrmm… What happened to you guys? You all look… haggard."

Wf+6 301900

Abilio sighs. "Well, just lock her in the bedroom or something. We don't have time for distractions, and killing nobles attracts attention."

"My followers reported that she accompanied the stallion that collected you at the toy shop to a tomb in the graveyard, along with a necromancer. They spent considerable time inside, then returned to the middle class district. We have a street address."

Chip(DD knight) 301901

name arg

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301903

"Middle class district?… oh! That's miss Humble's house, right? But I was just there and I didn't see her…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 301905

"How very nice to meet you."

"Here in this city? No particular reason, I'm merely a wanderer."

I cock an eyebrow
"Lock me up? Now why would you want to do that when I could help you with… whatever it is you ponies are planning?"

Sándor [Knight] 301907

"Traps and shit. Avoid crypts in this city."

"Yeah, same."

Wf+6 301908

"Odd. She left after you. If these characters are suspicious as they sound, they might have her hidden in a secret room or something. I should send some of my flock to support you in case things turn for the worse…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301909

"Will they try to get violent again?…"

Chip(DD knight) 301911

"Well that doesnt matter, what matter is I need your help. As are all the others here who can, we got some stealin to do."

Wf+6 301915

She frowns a little. "It can be hard to direct from this place."

She addresses them. "Be on your best behavior! Remember Celestia's virtues."

Sándor [Knight] 301917

"Yeah? What do we need to get?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301921

"Alright, thank you miss Seed Sour!"
I give her a hug and depart to Humble's hous-
Actually, is the triage near by?
I wanna check up on them.

Wf+6 301925

You stop and observe the Triage Center on your way. No one's there, though: looks like they were serious about taking the rest of the day off.

Given that the pirates plan to attack the city today, maybe that's a good thing…

Chip(DD knight) 301927

"We are going to infiltrate a mansion and force the owner to give us his keys that leads to the main cannon defense of the city. We need to get it to make our ships do their job better."

Light Heart [Warlord] 301928

"As a token of goodwill, why don't I help too? Clearly, you people are up to something big."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301930

I guess I continue heading to Humble's house.
I hope that mare who's legs I reattached and the one who I cured of that disease are okay…
Are the Order guards following me subtly or are they right next to me, by the way?

Sándor [Knight] 301932

"Ah, that mayor shit or whatever? Yeah, I'm up for that."

"As long as you won't get under our hooves and you can defend yourself."

Light Heart [Warlord] 301934

I run a hoof over my flintlocks
"Defend myself? That wont be a problem."

Wf+6 301935

They're escorting you this time.

"Do you have the stomach for being part of a crew, noble? We're going to be killing and plundering."

Felfire [Necromancer] 301936

"I meant here at Humble's, but whatever."
"Dude that's one big hit. I say we kill the guard captain first, so their defences will be low already!"

Wf+6 301938

Not that you know this because he was vague as hell, but he's referring to Master Hammond, who is the guard commander.

Chip(DD knight) 301940

"Sandor, new pony… where's Alys? Me and Mellow need the help."

"What do you know about the captain?" I raise my brow.

"You are welcome to go with us if you want." I look at the new recruit.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301941

Whenever we get to Humble's house, is there a front window I can peek in through?
If so, I peek in and try to find Spring, then signal to her to come outside. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sándor [Knight] 301943

"Lady Alys is resting. And she will rest however long she wants… Do you have a problem with that?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 301944

"A dude on the ship asked me to settle his score.
And if we kill him, the guards will be disorganized when we attack the vault!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 301945

"Please, I hope you weren't actually gullible enough to believe that I truly am a noble. I've spent enough time on ships to hoofle some killing. As long as it means I get something in return that is."

"Good. I will take that offer."

Wf+6 301950

You see her inside, but she's not looking anywhere near the window.

He growls at you. Mellow Marsh inches up to you from the side. "Never be non-literal with the Fullmaster. He doesn't even like expressions or jokes."

That's Major Mudwallow, who is not head of the city guard, just very high ranking.

Felfire [Necromancer] 301954

Oh well I don't remember it straight, neither does Felfire.
Turn to Mellow Marsh.
"Who did we have to kill, again?"
Cock my head on the side.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301956

Is anyone looking at the door?
I try to sneak inside and grab Spring without anyone noticing, because they all seem to be talking to that one pretty mare '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 301957

"I assure you I am completely serious. No jokes here. I am not a noble. I am not even Equestrian."

Chip(DD knight) 301959

I shrug.
"Well if she needs rest then it is not up to me."

"We take care of this first but you will come with me later as we tackle Hammond.. I mean that guy who owns the mansion."

"Alright, then its settled."

Wf+6 301961

"Notable targets included Master Hammond, the city guard commander. We've scouted his manor in the military district. There's also Major Mudwallow, one of the chief administrators, but he's boarded up in his office, anticipating an attack. There are also Major Blackwood, a female sheep, who is on-guard, and Colonel Rhett, whose position is unknown."

Felfire [Necromancer] 301965

"Okay okay I get why the guards commander and the chief, but what do we gain by offing the other two?"

Chip(DD knight) 301969

"Are we targetting the same guy? If so then I am all thumbs up, or hoof up in your case."

Wf+6 301970

"Major Blackwood has a key to the upper cannons, but aside from that, we'd just be depriving them of another officer. Colonel Rhett also has a key, but should probably be avoided. He's a legendary pirate hunter."

Light Heart [Warlord] 301972

I smirk
"So, you really are pirates then. The same pirates I heard about from that one mare."

Felfire [Necromancer] 301973

"So he's particularly strong, uh?" Grin.
"Could always use a new pet."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301974

Wf+6 301977

You manage to get inside while everyone is chatting, and you tug on Spring. Roll to shove your hoof in her mouth before she cries out in happiness that you're safe.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 301978


Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 301979

"Sure, but I don't want to be cut to tartarus again. We need one of the unicorns."

Wf+6 301983

At this point, Spring Water yelps and throws her hooves around Summer, pulling her into a big, warm hug.


Chip(DD knight) 301985

"Mister Hammond also got a key, plus he is an easier target so I would prefer if we go for him."

"You mean one of the healers? Summer seas is in the ship as far as I knowm so that leaves Spring here to be with us." I look at the small filly.

Wf+6 301987

You see two fillies, Spring and Summer.

Felfire [Necromancer] 301988

"Well that's settled."

Turn to everyone inside Humble's house.
"We are leaving to take on the commander of the guards, if you want to come say it now."

Light Heart [Warlord] 301990

I cock an eyebrow
"The ponies in charge of keeping us alive are two children?"

"Count me in."

Chip(DD knight) 301991

I pull back, surprised.
"Wha.. what the."

I stand back up and try to calm myself.

"When did you arrive?!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 301993

"One child. The other is a spell."

Sándor [Knight] 301994

"One of them is. And they're not bad at healing either."

Wf+6 301996

Spring protectively hugs Summer and gives an upset expression. "I'm not a filly."

Light Heart [Warlord] 301997

"… Right. Of course."

Chip(DD knight) 301999

"It is best to protect the two and leave them in the flank. They are good healers after all."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302000

I hug her back, and whisper to her.
"We gotta go… miss Seed Sour wa- oh, you haven't met her, have you? Well, she wanted me back because they're planning something for the city and I gotta get back there soon!"
"She's not a filly! She's my momma!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302003

"Hey, at least they can patch holes."
Turn to the fillies
"You two coming then!"

Chip(DD knight) 302013

"So are we tackling your target first or my target, though I suspect they are the same person."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302017

"Gee you are a bright one.
Yeah we take on him. Any more info?"

Wf+6 302025

"I was so worried about you while you were gone. I can't stand being little! I can't protect you like this… We have to figure out a way to get ourselves to safety."

Chip(DD knight) 302026

Mmmm.. a fiesty one.
"Well… because of Ruxiang's help, what we know is that there are 3 gates, each guarded by 2 personnels. Beyond the walls of the mansion is a mystery."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302028

Listen carefully to what they're saying, glancing over to the fillies occasionally
I just need a moment of alone time with one of those two…

Felfire [Necromancer] 302029

"Is that order of loonies anywhere near that mansion?"

Sándor [Knight] 302031

I'll wait silently before we move out, and glance at the door of Lady Alys every now and then.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302033

"I know! Miss Seed Sour says she can help us! Now c'mon, we gotta get outta here!"
Is there anything here that I can make a distraction with? That won't upset Humble?
Knock something over, knock on something, etc etc, just something to distract them while I try to dart out of here.
Distraction '1d10'
Fleeing 'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 302034

"Just keep a close eye to the two."

"Order of…? Oh those guys, to tell you the truth, I have no idea. So far only we only see city guards and soldiers, thats all."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302036

"Just what do you think you are doing? FERVOR!"
Have the skeleton stop her.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 302037

Abilio walks over and whispers to you, "Keep an eye on the newcomer. I don't like the feel of her. If she shoots us in the back, make sure she doesn't live to tell."

"Well then, daylight is burning! Get after it."

You knock over Humble's vase, but it just brings more attention to you. Mellow Marsh picks you up. "You want to come too, right, little unicorn?"

Chip(DD knight) 302038


Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 302039

Nod in acknoledgence.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302040

I shake my head
"Are you sure we can trust these two? I'd rather not have them panic and flee when all of us are dying."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302041

I try to catch the vase before it falls and breaks! '1d10'
"Uh, yeah!… Can I go do something real quick though? The… uh… one of the hospitals here needs doctors! And I need to go and do… doctor-y stuff!"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 302042

"We could keep one of them here as hostage for the other.
I think we should take the daughter along."

Chip(DD knight) 302043

I rise an eyebrow, but then relaxes seeing Mellow Marsh lifting Summers up.

Wf+6 302045

Abilio interrupts. "You are not part of your crew, so you are not attuned, but the real child wears a Collar of Compulsion. She will stay if the crew commands it."

"Nope. You want to come with us."

You can make a DC6 roll to resist compulsion, or just accept it.

Chip(DD knight) 302046

"Thats a good idea, besides the ships need one healer in case one of them got hit."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302047


Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 302048

"Look kid, you coming with us.
And you know the best part? Your momma remains here.
And she'll be very sad if you are not with us when we come back."

Chip(DD knight) 302050

I look at the collar.
Why do I always forgot those things are magical.

Wf+6 302051

Spring starts pitifully. "I was just reunited with my daughter, and you want to take her away from me again?"

You're not feeling very resistive. The idea of wanting to go with them is firmly planted, but you still want to go link up with the Order. It's a few hours away, though…

Felfire [Necromancer] 302052

Right. We can move towards the target then?

Light Heart [Warlord] 302053

"How lovely."
What kind of pirates are these people? Good Lord.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302054

"Can we stop there on the way, at least?…"

Chip(DD knight) 302057

Oh.. oh dear those eyes.
I kneel down and was going to put a paw on her shoulder. I then remember whats her stance on me so I refrain from doing so.
"If this goes well, both of you will be safe and reunited. We will take good care that your daughter wont come to harm and damn my clan if any does come to her."

"Perhaps its time, should we move?"

Wf+6 302058

"It's not on the way. Maybe the way back. I'm sure your nurse friend from before will take care of them."

You all set out. Soon you're in the military district, reunited with Ruxiang and the Lieutenant.

Sunnyskies remarks, "If victory is assured, then you must fight!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302059

"Yeah. It'd be best.
Motion the skeleton over.
Ready to move.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302060

Wait, does the Order guards that Seed Sower sent with me notice me? What do they do?

Chip(DD knight) 302061

I look at Sunnyskies.
"Do you plan on blowing stuff up?" I give her a look of doubt.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302062

"I- I- Is that a… i- i- is that a…"
I shiver and cower at the sight of the minion.

Wf+6 302063

They're shadowing you non-confrontationally because you seemed okay with Sandor before, and Seed Sower told them to be on good behavior. They will approach if you call them.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302065

"Necromancy. That's interesting."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302067

"He's a real stallion."
"Everyone on the Pillanger's a necromancer. Abilio is so powerful he can walk through Tartarus."
"Mhmh. How many and where?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302069

Where's Spring right now? Still at Humble's house or is she with the pirates?
And can I resist the influence of the collar enough to think about get away? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 302070

I cock an eyebrow
"Is that so? I assume Resurrection magic is one of his tricks as well then?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302071

"Nah that's my roommate.
But it will cost you."

Wf+6 302072

Humble's, unless you ask her to come, and apparently not.

Mellow shakes his head. "Not me or Al-Jinn. Or Smitts. Or Tough Guy!"

Chip(DD knight) 302073

Felfire [Necromancer] 302074

"I meant how many of them."

Wf+6 302075


"Absolutely. Will go off any second now!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302076

"Good to know that. They aren't kids too right? I mean no offense with this, but it seems a little odd to have two fillies in charge of medical matters."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302077

"I told you, one of them is not a kid. The other, I guess we keep around as leverage."

Wf+6 302078

Marsh interjects. "Our usual doctor has been commandeered by the Commodore. We're stuck with the kid and her mom."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302079

Alright, so I can send someone back for her…
Now to try and resist that damn collar. '1d10'
I gotta go do that thing!
"Heeey! I'm a very capable medical prac… practitioner!"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 302080

You're feeling a lot more lucid now.

Chip(DD knight) 302081

"You've got to be kidding me. Though I like things exploding up, this might not be the right time for it. Its so early."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302082

Also, where are we exactly?

Light Heart [Warlord] 302083

Keeping the amount of medical ponies to a minimum so more deaths occur, then charge them to get resurrected… Maybe they aren't as incompetent as I thought they were.

"But you're still a little kid."

Wf+6 302084

"Well do you expect me to dis—"

A huge explosion goes off on the north wall of the manner, near the entrance door. Sentry ponies storm across the gardens, and the two guarding the entrance you were at abandon their posts to help investigate.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302085

Time to slip in I guess?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302086

I grumble and say no more, so I don't draw attention to myself.
Alright, neat.
I try t-
I try to run off in the ensuing chaos and make my way to the Order building! '1d10'
I hope I'm not too late…

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 302088


Wf+6 302089

You have three hours until the ceremony, you have loads of time. Good thing, because you stumble in your escape attempt, and Marsh groans before setting you on his back. "If you're too helpless to even walk, I guess I'll have to carry you."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302090

… No, nevermind. Pretty sure they are incompetent.

"I see that collar works perfectly. I think I'll visit the hospital at some point to fetch myself a proper nurse or doctor."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302091

"A bit late for that."

Chip(DD knight) 302092

Oh dear.


"Lets move now." I then Follow fellfire inside.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302093

"On the contrary, actually. If you ponies actually succeed in your thing, there will be plenty of medical ponies tending to the wounded."


Wf+6 302094

Make rolls to not attract attention at DC3 on your way into the manor.


Be quiet!

Roll #0 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 302096

>inb4 a 1

Roll #1 4 = 4


I'm wearing proper attire, surely I wont look out of place!

Roll #0 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302098

"Bu- I- I- I just tripped!"
I back away in whatever direction's away from her.
"…I can take care of you just fine…"
Can I see what's wrong with her? '1d10+2'
Do I need to roll too?

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Sándor [Knight] 302100

Okay where are we

Wf+6 302101

You're on horseback, and Marsh auto-passes. You're okay.

With cat-like tread, upon your prey you steal. In silence dread, your cautious way you feel. No sound at all! You never speak a word. A fly's foot fall would be distinctly heard.

Once inside the mansion, you find yourself in a grand entrance hall. Maid ponies are running every which way and in no position to pay attention to you. There are four exits to this room on the ground floor, and one large, winding staircase that leads to the second, third, and forth floors.

Chip(DD knight) 302103

I give Fellfire a sharp look but dont comment on the matter.

I then look at Summer's.
"Dont mind her, but follow us next time. Don wander off do you follow Summer?"



Roll #0 7, 3, 9 = 19

Felfire [Necromancer] 302107

"Dog, that's the fourth time she tries to run!"
"Which way?"

Chip(DD knight) 302108

"One of us must guard the exit in case Hammond tries to escape.'

Sándor [Knight] 302112

Wf+6 302114

As it turns out, Ruxiang's intelligence is top notch.

"Scouting from office was successful. Hammond on top floor for sure. In meeting… keep eye on stairs, and he cannot escape."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302116

Just keep quiet and follow

Wf+6 302118

You're in Master Hammond's estate. This is the mansion given to whoever is the current commander of the city guard, sort of like a governor's mansion or a dean's mansion.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302123

Do I get anything for that 8 on detecting what's wrong with Light Heart?
"I wasn't gonna wander off mister Chip…"
"I wasn't running! My hooves just hurt from running around all day…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302125

"How much resistance between them and us?"

Sándor [Knight] 302126

"You just try and fix us when we get cut up. Unless you want to get cut up too after letting us bleed out."

Chip(DD knight) 302127

"I see…. then we shall ask someone to watch her then.

I look at Ruxiang.
"Keep an eye at Summers and dont let her wander off alright?"

"Ruxiang will keep an eye on you, just understand for now that we dont want you hurt in case a fight broke out."

"Thank you mate, you are truely dependable."
I then turn to the others.
"LEts head on upstairs then."

Wf+6 302130

She has no VISIBLE wounds. If you examined her more closely, you might be able to detect chronic wounding. Also, in or after combat, you might have a chance to notice her condition while healing her.

"Hard to say. House mostly servants. Move fast."

Ruxiang nods and draws his blade, setting up next to the door frame. "Then go. I will watch door."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302131

"Right behind you."
This guy seems like a good meatshield.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302134

"Fast it is."
Take the direction they are pointing me at. Send Fervor ahead and then follow it.
Be on alert.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 302136


On the top floor, you find a myriad of rooms. Most of them are storage, but one looks particularly gilded. Perhaps a master bedroom? There's also a glass door on one of them, which you can see leads to some sort of office. There's also a library access door on this level.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302138

"I- I don't…"
I shiver from the threat.
Is Marsh following the group, or is he standing watch somewhere?

Wf+6 302140

Side note: you should make spot checks in every room to search.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302142

"If we run across any more maids, let me hoofle it."
Just follow Chip.

Chip(DD knight) 302143

"Sandor, Fellfire we check the rooms. Uhhh… new gal, you guard the stairs in case anyone not us or our friends shows up."

Wf+6 302145

He deposited you next to Ruxiang after Chip's remark, and followed the group. Nothing prevents you from following, but if you try to leave, Rux will stop you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302146

"Right. Let's hit the studio first.
Newcomer, if anypony passes by here scream before they can chop you up!"

Sándor [Knight] 302148

"Good girl."

Ready my Claymore and check the fancy roomed door.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 302150

I frown slightly
"Fine then."


Also, spot roll for the studio.

Roll #0 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 302154

Follow Sandor and ready my weapon


Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302155

"U- Um… hello mister Ru-… Ru… u- um, how do you pronounce your name?"

Wf+6 302160

You burst in with bestial vigor! You're so busy seeing red, you can't even see the room, though, and a maid screams and bashes you over the head with a pewter tray. It's surprisingly disarming.

You are helpless.

You don't even get a good look at the room as she shrieks again and flees out onto the landing.

You head into the office and slam the door open, triggering a bookcase to collapse on top of you. Today is not your day.

You are helpless.

Buried under a pile of books doesn't afford you much of a look either!

You are so distracted my the frilly-dressed maid, you don't even think to look around. Oh my.


…His 'explanation' didn't help.

"Just call me Eye."

Chip(DD knight) 302164

This is not the time for frilly dressed ponies.
Or is i…

Look around for Hammond.

Roll #1 5 = 5


Get up! If I cannot, have Fervy help me!

Roll #0 1 = 1

Roll #1 1 = 1


Walk over to the maid and boop her on the nose
"Calm down and shut up."

Roll #0 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302168

"O- Okay mister Eye…"
So where am I now?
With Ruxiang, yeah, but where's he? With the group, or elsewhere?

Sándor [Knight] 302171

Stand the fuck up.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 302176

You get a good look around the room with the gilded door. It's definitely a bedroom, and quite fancy at that. There are all kinds of trinkets here, like ceremonial blades and medals in frames on the wall. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

You're still dazed… Damn maid!

You attempt to combat roll to your hooves, and end up smashing through the window, freefalling. This wouldn't be an issue if Fervored Freedom wasn't clamped around your flank in an attempt to help you… also keeping your wings pinned.

You fall two stories. Two stories left before you hit the ground.

She screams and slaps you, then flees down the stairs. Ow.

You're at the door of the mansion on the first floor, with Ruxiang, otherwise alone.

Sándor [Knight] 302178

Get up and after that damn maid!

Roll #1 9 = 9


Unholy mother of Tirek.
Spread my wings and fly back in!

Roll #0 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302181

"S- So… um… y- you're not gonna hurt me, right mister Eye?"


I scrunch and go after her.
"One more time…"
Grab her tail with my mouth and yank her
"Calm down. And shut up. And don't slap me."

Roll #0 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 302184

I look around.

"Fuck he's maybe dressing as one of the maids! Sandor, Fell… ah hell."

Follow the screaming maids and search them.


Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 302188

You get up and get your bearings. The maid is already off this floor, onto the third.

You forcefully swing open your wings, sending Fervored flying. You almost abandon him, but then feel bad, and swing around to pick him up just before impact. You land back in the office no worse for the wear. You don't think anyone even noticed!

She sobs quietly for a moment before putting on a brave face and staring at you with big eyes through tears, maintaining silence.

You catch up to Light Heart and completely tactlessly pull up the maid's skirt. She scrunches, but obeys the command to be quiet. Yep, definitely a mare.

Wf+6 302191

He shakes his head. "You not part of Yakuza, right? Then nothing to worry from Mr. Ruxiang. I take care of you."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302192

"Now follow me you idiot. Might even save your life."
Shake my head at Chip
"What are you doing?"

Sándor [Knight] 302194

Okay, go back to that damn room.
Look around.

Roll #1 5 = 5


"Never do something that silly again Fervy! We can hump all you want on the ship!"
Now, has this room been checked already? If not, spot check.
If yes, regroup with the others.

Roll #0 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 302197

Whoops, well that is still a free peek.

Search the other room.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 302203

You both manage to search the room thoroughly. Through some effort, you discern that no one has been in here recently.

Your excellent search reveals something others would have certainly missed: there's a trap door on the ceiling. Pulling it down, you see it leads to an attic.

She nods and follows.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302205

"N- No… I don't even know what that Yakuza-thingy is…"
I look around, confused at all the noise.
"U- Um… they're not f- fighting, are they?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302207

"Good pony."

Get back to the spot I was supposed to guard

Chip(DD knight) 302208

"Ooohh sweet." I look at Felfire's discovery.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302210

Find everyone and notice them of the trap door.
"Go in, I'll cover you."

Chip(DD knight) 302212

"Will do."
Raise my guard and go in.


Roll #1 3 = 3

Sándor [Knight] 302214

I'll go too.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 302215

"No! No! No… well, a little."

A maid tries to flee through the front door, and in the blink of an eye, Ruxiang inverts his blade and plants the dull edge in her stomach, knocking the wind out of her, then overpowering her and knocking her onto the flat of her back without ever cutting her.

"Gotta play gatekeeper for a while."

A butler stallion flees across the landing to the library access.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302218

I cock an eyebrow and follow him in.

"Stay here, maid. Yell if you see signs of trouble."

Wf+6 302219

You burst up into the attic, to find it dark, save for a figure by the circle glass window on the other end.

"You're persistent, aren't you? I don't suppose you want to talk this out."

Sándor [Knight] 302221

"Give us the key and we might kill you fast."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302222

Join them together with Fervy.

Chip(DD knight) 302225

I nod with Sandor while helping Fellfire up the attic.

Wf+6 302226

"My apologies. I'm afraid I don't have time to die today."

He draws his pistol and fires at Sandor. '1d10'

The mechanics of this fight work very differently than other combats, so don't make judgments about what your rolls imply until I respond to them.

You find him in the library, fleeing down the stairs. It would seem the library, which is enormous, covers all four floors of the house, and has an alternate staircase.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 302228

Sandor does not take the shot well.

You are helpless with four wounds remaining.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302229

I run over and tend to the pony he struck! Is she okay? '1d10'
"Wha- why'd you do that!?"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sándor [Knight] 302233

"Fucking guns…"
Stand up!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 302234

She's totally alright, just the wind knocked out of her.

"Can't let anyone leave for now."

The Lieutenant and Marsh aren't with you. Where are they?

Felfire [Necromancer] 302235

"Tsk. Fervy! Take him down so we can go home!"
Have the skeleton charge him.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 302236

Damn it.
Attack Hammond with my cudgel


Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 302237

"You there! Stop!"
If he doesn't stop then I'll just go back to my maid at the stairs. Like hell I'm going to risk a heart attack to chase down a butler.

Did I hear that gunshot? '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 302249

He sidesteps both attacks, but doesn't have any weapon to counterattack with besides his pistol, leaving you safe. He reloads.

You pull down a lamp on your assent, and you're up, ready to go.

Master Hammond turns his gun on Chip and fires. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 302250

You heard it. It came from the attic!

Chip takes a bullet to the shoulder, but it's grazing.

You have one hit remaining.

Sándor [Knight] 302251

Cleave the legs of the fucker!

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 302252

Well they told me to cover their backs after all!

Turn to the maid, looking her over
"What's your name anyway?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302253

"Can't you j- just… ask nicely for them to stay?"
I look around for the Lieutenant and Marsh. Do I notice where they've gone? '1d10'
"…Where'd mister Marsh and mister Lieutenant go?"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 302254

This time attack on both sides, leaping on him with my combat knife as Fervor tries to flank him on the other side.

Roll #1 2, 3 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 302255

Try to suppress the guy.


Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 302257

He nearly topples after you slash at his legs, but he remains on his hooves due to sheer force of will.

You think the Lieutenant went into the basement. Marsh definitely went to loot the floors of the house.

She shivers. "Lacy Doily."

Though you attack from both angles, he's too quick for you, evading both attempts to attack. You escape your overextension as he reloads.

Similarly, your suppression goes awry as he charges past you, but you're left unscathed.

He levels his gun at Felfire, and fires again! '1d10'

"I won't be taken so easily!"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 302258

Felfire takes the shot near her heart, and Master Hammond is to blame. She gives close quarter combat a bad name.

Helpless with one wound remaining.

Sándor [Knight] 302260

Slam him!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 302261

Have Fervor cover me.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302263

"Um… mister Eye? Can I go find where mister Marsh went?"

Chip(DD knight) 302264

Suppress him again, also take out that gun he is holding.


Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 302265

"Wonderful. My name is Light Heart."
I pause
"Why don't you stay down here and keep on guard? Don't let anypony get past alright?"
Let's go check on the attic.

Wf+6 302269

You slam into a wall, miserably. Against a well-armed opponent, you realize you'd be absolutely ruined at this point, but Hammond takes the moment of peace to reload.

Fervored Freedom doesn't do much to protect you, but Master Hammond is busy.

Busy being tackled by Chip, that is. He forces him up against the wall and pounds on him a few times, making the unarmored pony visibly grit his teeth in pain before Hammond is forced to fire point blank.


"Come back if you get in trouble."

You head up to the attic and find your fellow pirates in bad shape.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Sándor [Knight] 302270

Fucking Cleave his legs off!

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302271

I head upstairs and start looking for… well, anyone really. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 302272

If Chip wasn't busy wrasslin', that could have been his life with a shot like that. Fortunately, the suppression skewed Hammond's aim.

Helpless with one hit remaining.


>Fellow pirates
Yeah right, more like associates.

Take aim with my flintlocks and shoot that guy they're fighting… from a safe distance.

Roll #0 10, 7 = 17

Wf+6 302274

I miscounted, you are helpess with TWO wounds remaining.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302275

Have the skelly try to help me up.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 302276

Stand up and kick that gun off of him.


Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 302287

You pull yourself to your feet, hemorrhaging, and back away just in time for

Light heart to shoot him with her flintlock.

The Master pulls his gun to bear on Sandor just as the behemoth

Slashes through him, shattering his gun and killing him bloodily. His ripped up body rolls over into the corner of the attic with its momentum, and crumples.

You find Marsh on the second floor emptying silverware into a bag.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302289

"…What are you doing mister Marsh?"

Chip(DD knight) 302290

Help Fellfire up.
"Damn he got us good."


Roll #1 8 = 8

Sándor [Knight] 302293

Spit towards the body.
"Fucker. Someone get the key."

Exit the attic.
"Where's that filly?!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302294

"That fucker. Mind if I resurrect him?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302295

Shake my head at my companions and rejoin Lacy.

Wf+6 302296

Sandor: [▓▓▓▓▓░]
Felfire: [▓░░░░]
Chip: [▓▓░░░]
Light Heart: [▓▓▓▓▓]

Wf+6 302297

Felfire is standing, too.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302298

Where is the filly?
Also, Raise Dead on the fucker.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 302300

Your failed attempt to raise the corpse of Master Hammond only degrades the quality of the corpse further.

Last you recall, the filly was at the entrance with Ruxiang.

Lacy awaits your orders.

"Stealing. Why, what's the matter?"

Chip(DD knight) 302302

"Your call, I dont mind if you made a puppet of him." I shrugged.

"He's messed up. Will you sew up those missing parts?"

Sándor [Knight] 302303

Poke the maid in the chest as I pass her.
"Hit me like that again and I'll fucking kill you, by the way."

Find Seas now.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302304

Can I retry?
Find Seas, if nothing tragic happened in the meanwhile.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 302307

"Just follow me, miss."

Follow him
"Did miss Lacy hurt you?"

Sándor [Knight] 302309

"That slag hit me in the head with something when I entered the room."

Wf+6 302310

You head to the entrance at the first floor. She's not there.

You quickly reach Ruxiang as well.

You and Chip are alone in the attic when he stands back up. You don't think to scream until the rest are already four floors below you.

Undead Master, Commander Hammond is come, and he ruthlessly strikes for your head.


Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302311

"But stealing's bad!"

Wf+6 302312

With a single, brutal strike, he knocks you to the ground.

You are helpless with one wound remaining.


Fuck this gay earth and a fucking idiotic RNG.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 302314

USE protect on Fellfire!

Also attack the goddamn zombie


Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 302315

"That's a shame. Though she was merely panicking. Don't worry though, she's mine now."

Sándor [Knight] 302316

"Where the hell is that filly…"

Sándor [Knight] 302317

"If you say so. I'm warning you though, she pulls shit like that again and I'll throw her legs in the garbage."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302322

"She wont. Isn't that right miss Lacy?"
Let's see if I can help finding this little brat '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 302328

"She go to find Marsh. Round him up too." You notice an unconscious butler at his feet. He must've made it down.

She whimpers a little.

He nods. "Yeah, I know. And money is good. Want some?"

Chip and the zombie both manage to get solid hits on the only-slightly-rotted corpse, but he's still coming, ruthlessly, and you do everything in your power to keep him off Felfire.

You start up the stairs, and your heart starts acting up.

Not here… not now…

Roll to keep it together.

Sándor [Knight] 302330

Go after Marsh then.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302332

Excitement all around…
Stop and try to calm down '1d10'
"Miss Lacy… There are some pills in one of my bags…"

Roll #1 3 = 3


"G-" cough "good job Fervy! Don't give up!"
Have Fervor attack again.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 302335

Keep the goddamn zombie down.
>inb4 a >1

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 302338

It only beats faster. Do you hear guards approaching outside? You've been in this place too long… they're coming! Your heart beats faster and faster, and you crumple to the staircase.

Lacy opens your bags and finds your pills. "Yes, my Lady?"

You try to strike, but he shoves you back, though

Fervored Freedom gets in a good hit or two.

Commander Hammond rears back for an attack. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sándor [Knight] 302339

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302340

"But… stealing's bad! I don't wanna do bad things!"

Wf+6 302342

And promptly smashes Fervored to the ground. You're not sure he can take much more punishment.

Roll to find him.

Marsh sighs. "Then don't! No one is making you."


Take one of those pills and shove it down my throat.
Stay calm, Heart. Stay calm…
"If I pass out… shove another down my throat and… try to reanimate me, okay?"

Roll #0 2 = 2


Holy fuck how though is it? His body even deteriorated in front of me!
"Fervy! Once more! Please!"

Roll #0 1 = 1

Sándor [Knight] 302346


Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 302347

Okay I have to do it.
Time bomb. Instant detonation.
Good thing Protect is still up.

Chip(DD knight) 302348

"Next time, learn how to control these goddamn things!"

Suppress it.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 302349

"The fuck could I know it was still that strong?!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302350

"…but momma says I shouldn't let others steal either."

Wf+6 302354

Your vision goes dark. Lacy gives you a pill and attempts to resuscitate. '1d10'

Freedom pathetically attempts to claw at Hammond before getting his skull crushed in by a merciless hoof.

Chip grapples with him, and gets thrown against a wall.


You're thrown back to the other side of the attic.

Protect has ended. Chip and Felfire are helpless.

The smoke begins to clear. Did he survive the explosion? '1d10'

"Summer? Steal that silver tray for me, and put it in the bag."

DC6 to resist.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302356


Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 302357

Forgot the r2!


Roll #1 6 = 6

Sándor [Knight] 302358

Where the FUCK is that filly?

Roll #1 9 = 9


Oh fuck try to get up!

Roll #0 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 302361

"Ugghh…. fuck…. oh my fur is black." I touch the chared parts.

Try to stand up if thats possible.

Roll #1 5 = 5


Crap. Come on heart. I know we don't like each other, but we are going to have to work together here. Calm down.

Roll #0 3 = 3

Wf+6 302369

Your will is strong! You resist the compulsion.

Marsh seems a little dissatisfied.

You find her on the second floor, resisting the urge to steal, with Marsh.

It isn't working. You need medical attention.

You're not in very good shape, and fail to stumble to your feet, staying down.

You, on the other hand, manage to claw your way up… just in time to see the smoke clear around an almost-completely obliterated body. Nearly all the skin is gone, and the skeleton's eyes gleam with malign intent.

Sándor [Knight] 302370

"Hey. Filly. Fucking finally, you are here. I got shot. And the others got their shit handed to them too. Why weren't you were you supposed to be?!"

Look to Marsh.
"Eye told me to round you up too."


Ugh… what about the pills? They're nitroglycerin for goodness sake! They're supposed to be working by now!

Roll #0 1 = 1


"I can't believe it…"
Time for plan b.
Find the others.

Roll #0 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 302375

Just my luck.
Stand up goddamnit.


Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302376

"Stealing's still bad mister Marsh!
…unless it's like what Robin Hood did. Momma says he's still a bad man, but I think he's go-"
I dart inside and hide behind Marsh.
"M- Mister Sander? Please don't hurt me!"

Sándor [Knight] 302378

I raise an eyebrow.
"Why would I ever hurt you? I just told that you should be where you should be if we need you to stich us up, unless you want to murder us with your carelessness. And by extension probably yourself."

Wf+6 302379

You are completely unconscious, and your heart has stopped. You are in dire need of medical attention right now.

He kicks you as he walks by, intent to grab Felfire's tail.

The force of the impact causes his cracked skeleton to crumble. That's one way to win.

Unhindered by a skeleton, you flee downstairs, abandoning Chip.

"If it's time to go, it's time to go. Shouldn't we head downstairs?"

Sándor [Knight] 302382

"Yeah, we should. Let's go. You too, little dove."

Start heading back.

Chip(DD knight) 302383

Now or never.
Try to stand up and hit its head with my cudgel.

>inb4 a >1 rng

>you gay SoB

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 302385

Eurgh. Useless maid.


I'll pay his resurrection fee if he dies.
Find the others.
Find that goddamn filly.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302387

"I- I don't wanna m- murder anypony…"
I tentatively follow them.

Wf+6 302390

You bravely stand and bludgeon the completely dead skeleton dust with your cudgel, right where its skull would be if it still had an intact skull!

You find her on the stairs headed to the base level. You also notice Light Heart has collapsed. She doesn't appear to be breathing.

When you exit to the landing, you see Light Heart on the stairs. Your medical knowledge suggests to you that she will die if you do not act immediately.

Sándor [Knight] 302391

"Just do your job and keep us alive then."

"…starting with her."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302393

I rush over there and give her a quick once over with my magic '1d10+2'
Can I identify the problem? She seems like her heart's stopped…

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7


"Did any of you off this one?"
Try to wake her up.
"I'm kinda bleeding out.
And Chip is upstairs fighting a skeleton."

Roll #0 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 302396

"Ah finally!"
examine his body to see if he has the key, the rest on the attic of a moment.

Wf+6 302398

You magically restart her heart just in time.

Felfire, experienced in waking the dead, shakes her, sending her sputteringly to life.

Yep! It's right here. Why didn't anyone else bother to take this?

Sándor [Knight] 302400

"You failed with your corpse fuckery thing to bring him back, didn't you?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302402

"Maybe. Didn't expect him to be that resilient."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302403

I cough, blinking my eyes back open
"Who… what?"

Wf+6 302405

"I-I'm sorry My lady. The pills didn't work!"

Chip(DD knight) 302407

Rest and wait for the others to get me.
also look around the attican see if there is anything useful around here.


Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 302408

"You were out cold, not breathing. Closer to a corpse than a pony for a second."

Turn to the filly.
"Could you heal me now? I'm bleeding all over the floor."

Wf+6 302409

Ruxiang calls from the foyer. "You didn't find a back door did you? Guards starting to come to house…"

Not much here other than water and bread. And blood. Looks like it's a panic room.

Sándor [Knight] 302411

"Killing them is not an option I guess."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302412

I glare at her slightly
"You will get your punishment once I've calmed down."
Get back up on my hooves shakily

"Thank you, I appreciate the help. I just uh… felt a little dizzy."

Wf+6 302413

"Too many… one would flee and raise alarm. Whole city guard come down on us. Alternate route options?"

The Lieutenant appears from the basement. "Did I miss any good fighting?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302414

I check her heart. Is it beating properly? Is she breathing right? '1d10+2'
"Miss, your heart stopped!"
I try to drag over some stuff to elevate her head and legs, so she can breath and her blood can circulate better.
"Wait! You shouldn't stand up yet!"
And then freeze as I hear her voice.
"U- Uh… s- sure!"
I tentatively approach her, and try healing her from a few feet away. '1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Chip(DD knight) 302415

Im out of here.
Go down and find them.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302416

"If somepony closed my wounds we'd just walk from the main door!"
"Yeah, right. Not breathing levels of dizzy. Do that again and I call dibs on your body."
Relax at the healing magic.
"Thaaaaanks… You know, killing you would be a real waste. Sorry for earlier kid."

Sándor [Knight] 302417

"Didn't you hear, we can't go out the main."

"Let's just bust down a door at the back, or a window, whatever."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302419

"I don't guess any of you can fly, right?"

Wf+6 302420

You find them in a foyer on a classic Spot (Plain Sight) roll of DC1.

It's beating, but at an odd rhythm. Something is wrong with her.

You're topped off, full wounds.

"And waste all those explosives?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302421

"My heart?"
I look around sheepishly
"My hearts fine, you're probably mistaken."

"Please, I'd make a bad corpse."

"I can."
What race is miss Lacy?

Wf+6 302423

She's an earth pony.

Sándor [Knight] 302424

"Do I look like I have wings?"

"Then why aren't we blowing an exit already?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302426

"Easy solution. Stack up all the corpses you can find and I'll blow them up. Perfect explosive, no need to waste poweder."

Wf+6 302428

"Well I just thought—"

A huge boom rattles the entire mansion, several orders larger than the first one to get in. At least one hundred gallons of smoke pour out of the basement.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302429

"You know how explode corpses?"
I smirk slightly
"I'm really starting to like you."

Sándor [Knight] 302430

"I guess that's that."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302431

I duck behind a table or something at the mention of killing me, shivering as I continue healing her.
"Miss, something's wrong with your heart… do you have any pre… preexisting conditions?"
"W- Wait, blowing up co-"
I further hide behind the table.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302432

"Even better, I know how to explode every corpse around, if they are close enough. One after the other, no limit to it."
"What in tartarus was that?"

Sándor [Knight] 302433

"Our way out I guess."

"You should get out of there unless you want to be here when the guards arrive. And they won't be happy."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302434

"Little missy please. You worry too much. I'm fine. Nothing wrong with me or my heart."

"If that's our way out, we should probably move, hmm?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302435

"Lead the way."
"Kid it's dangerous there. Hop on, if anything happens we fly out."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302436

"But it's scary…"
"Nuh-uh! Something's wrong with your heart! Something bad!… B- But it's too scary to check right now…"
"I- I can walk now! My hooves feel much better!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302437

"Yeah, but what if they corner us? Hop on and stop complaining! I don't want you to die on us."

Wf+6 302438

Ruxiang, Lieutenant Sunnyskies, and Mellow Marsh all head into the smoke of the basement.

If you choose to follow, you find a huge hole in the floor, leading to an underground passage.

Sándor [Knight] 302439

"I can protect you if you come with us.If you stay here the guards will kill you. Which one is better, little bird?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302440

I grit my teeth and walk over, taking her hoof and leading her along, whispering.
"Just shut up kid. I'll tell you all about once we're out."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302441

Of course I follow.
I just hope that filly chooses to hop on.
"We go in there?"

Sándor [Knight] 302442

"I hope someone has a torch."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302443

"O- Okay, okay!"
I very apprehensively leave the table, praying to Luna nothing bad's gonna happen.
"Hu- oh. Okay?…"
I follow with her.

Wf+6 302444

The Lieutenant nods. "These fancy ponies have an artificial aquifer so they can pump water up. It seemed a waste to not blow open the water main."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302445

"There's an exit on the other side, right?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302446

"Maid, make yourself useful and carry her."
Put Summer on top of Lacy's back. Then follow the party

Wf+6 302447

"In theory. Gotta get the workers in somehow to pump water up to this level once it runs dry. Or maybe it connects directly to the sea. Who knows?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302448

"Um… hi miss Maid. Is that your name?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302449

"Let's find out!"
Grin and fly down.

Chip(DD knight) 302450

Fallen asleep.

where am I?


Also, spot roll.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Wf+6 302453

It's totally dark here, but you see a light at the end of the tunnel.

You're in the basement of the mansion next to a hole leading to a water main.

"Lacy Doily." She offers a half-hearted smile.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302455

"Light at the end! Just what I needed!"
Start making my way.

Chip(DD knight) 302457

"Summer, could you heal me up." I smile at her.

Ah I see.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302458

"Hi miss Lacy Doily… that's a weird na- uh, that's an interesting name. What's it mean?"
Can I light my horn up here? Cast some light on the area? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302461

"Oh! Hi mister Chip…. you got hurt too?"
I heal him up, if I can do two actions on this turn. '1d10+2'
If not, I heal him now then do the light spell next turn.

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Wf+6 302463

She sighs. "It means fancy cupholder."

The walls are a mix of rough hewn stone and cobblestone, and very boring to look at.

You overzealously apply your magic and critically wound the near-death dog.

Chip is at one wound remaining.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302465

"Which exact skills do you have, miss Lacy? In other words, are you useless or not?"

Chip(DD knight) 302466

"Well, thanks I've been through…. ow what are you doing?" I give her a surprsied look.

Wf+6 302467

It's not far. You soar out the other end and find yourself in a central room of the aquifer / water main. There's a grate up above, casting light down. Water is flowing in, presumably from the ocean, roiling over heated metal, then continuing on to each of the homes. Looks like some sort of purifier.

"I-I know how to make tea."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302468

"Ga- I- I'm sorry mister Chip!"
I try again! '1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Wf+6 302469

You manage to undo your damage, at least.

Sandor: [▓▓▓▓▓░]
Felfire: [▓▓▓▓▓]
Chip: [▓▓░░░]
Light Heart: [▓▓▓▓▓]

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302470

Gonna try that again… please work.

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 302471

I give her a dull look
"Wonderful. I have good news for you, once we're out of this hole, you will be free to leave. I recommend you leave the city altogether actually."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302472

Turn to the party
"Any of you got a compass?"

Chip(DD knight) 302473

Ah.. thats good, specially coming from her.
"Wow… thanks. Where have you been for all those moments?" I give her a curious look.

Wf+6 302474

You're not making progress.

She nods miserably. "Yes, mistress."

The three NPCs shrug.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302475

"Uh… just looking around, mister Chip."
I scrunch my mouth and try again.
C'mon… how hard is it to close some wounds?

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 302476

"I guess we'll just have to take a random tunnel and see where it leads…"

Chip(DD knight) 302477

"Not me."

"ow.. Owww… OW! Not that part, Not that part!"

Wf+6 302478

Your concentration isn't spot on today. You reopen the wounds, very painfully this time. It doesn't help that you're slogging through saltwater, which flows freely into the freshly opened wounds. Chip is in serious need of attention.

Chip: [▓░░░░]

Light Heart [Warlord] 302479

"What are you so miffed about?"

"Afraid not."
I take out and light my lantern, hoofing it to Lacy to carry

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302481

"I- I'm sorry! It's just hard to heal down here!"

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Wf+6 302482

Chip: [▓▓░░░]

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302483

Now just gotta heal him a bit more… '1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 302484

So, what are the exits? Can we take a tunnel to one of the other homes?

Wf+6 302485

Ruxiang interrupts.

"Why not take the grate?"

Chip(DD knight) 302486

Ohh… damn this filly is trying to kill me.
"Oh.. hah.. thank you, just a little to the left." I guide her hoof on my wounds.

"I ought to give you a gift after this."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302487


I don't know how high the gate it is.
"Let me check if I can open it…"
Fly up there and try to open the grate.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Wf+6 302489

The other tunnels probably lead to homes and the sea respectively. There's also a grate about twenty feet above you.

Chip: [▓▓▓░░]

She accepts the lantern and holds it just above water level.

You have no trouble opening the grate up at the top. It wasn't even locked! That seems like a safety hazard.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302490

C- Can I heal him to full?… '1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 302491

I wanted to know why she seemed so miserable


Okay, let's get out of here and lower my rope for them.
Also, spot check to see where I am.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Wf+6 302497

Nope, you failure.

Because she's being ordered around by some pirate associate into a semi-sewer, soaking her maid's outfit in saltwater, and still around bloodthirsty pirates that killed her master. And everyone's on the run from the guards. She's stressed out.

You're at a crossroads of streets near the entrance to the upper class district.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302500

Poor thing. She'll have her freedom soon.

Only to be killed during the assault or something

"Where to?"


Okay then lower my rope and tie the other end somewhere close.
"All ready, you can climb!"

Roll #0 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302502

…I just slouch down on Lacy Doily's back, sniffling and crying.

Chip(DD knight) 302503

I put my paws on Summers, carry her and approach the rope.
"Thats enough I can manage, lets get you out of here first."


Wf+6 302505

The Lieutenant and Mellow Marsh just fly out. Ruxiang may be missing a wing, but his leaps are incredible: he springs nearly twenty feet in the air and grabs the rope, then hoists himself up the rest of the way.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302506

One target down, three to go.
"Do we regroup at Humble's or just go for the next stop?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302507

"Well then."
Take the filly off of Lacy's back
"This is goodbye then, miss Lacy. Consider yourself lucky, because you are a free mare once more."
Fly up to the street

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302508

"i- i'm sorry… i'll just hurt you again if i try again…"
I continue crying.

Wf+6 302509

Mellow Marsh shrugs. "I need to jump off my pickings. And we also need to—"

The Lieutenant chimes in. "I'm all for killing Mudwallow right this instant. Let's go."

She just sobs, left alone in the dark, up to her neck in saltwater, outfit sagging.

Wf+6 302510

I need to drop off**

Light Heart [Warlord] 302511

She has the damn lantern to light her way back to the mansion. No need to be a little bitch about it.

Follow the party

Felfire [Necromancer] 302512

"Hold on a minute, how much resistance are we talking about here?"
Start following the lieutenant anyway.

Chip(DD knight) 302513

"Regroup and rest for 15 minutes at her home. After that, we take out the top cannons. That is why we go and get the key."

"You can heal me later, dont worry." I wipe a tear away from her eye.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302514

I call out to her.
"Miss Lacy Doily, what are you gonna do now?"

Wf+6 302515

"I would kill ten thousand ponies to get my hands around Mudwallow's neck."

Ruxiang chimes in. "Not impossible count. The office is heavily guarded."

Wf+6 302516

She's incoherent and can't hear you at such great distance. She sort of plods back through the water toward the mansion.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302517

"Anypony know where I could find some nurses? Or some actual doctors?"

Chip(DD knight) 302518

I stop the lietenant.
"Hey, we got the key. We need to take out the cannons first or the ships are on dead water."

I look at Summer, where is the maid.
"Whats wrong?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302519

"Well yeah you've seen what one pony did to us. Also, I don't want to let the whole place know we are here before we take out their defences.
We should scout first."
"I'm sure they have a hospital around."
"Right, how far are those?"

Wf+6 302520

The Lieutenant guffaws at you. "I don't care about the cannons! This was always about revenge."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302521

"Dude, I'm all for killing more stuff but we have to think about the ships first."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302522

"She sounded like she was crying…"
'My momma's an actual doctor. We- she ran her own clinic back in our home town and everything."
I sniffle.
"I wanna go home…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302523

"… Right."

"That's nice and all, but I'd still like to find a medical pony…"
Any nearby that I can see? '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 302524

You can't even find your way around in this district, much less find a hospital here. You'd probably have better luck in the mercantile district anyway.

Chip(DD knight) 302525

I put a paw on his shoulder.
"Think for now, you can get your revenge later with our help if the rest of the crew landed on land. And they cant land with that cannon still in place."
"Look we need to regroup, our little healer is crying already."

I put a paw on her shoulder for comfort.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302526

Do I know which way to go for the cannons?

Light Heart [Warlord] 302527


"I agree with the dog. While you regroup, I'll go find me some help."

Let's go to the mercantile district. That's where I was first right?

Felfire [Necromancer] 302528

"Are you going for a hospital? I need fresh corpses."
Follow her.

Wf+6 302529

They're in the military district. The water main took you to the upper class district. Might want to let the heat die down a bit first anyway.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302530

Rolling to see if this comforts me at all. '1d10'

Also, how much longer until the thing with the ponies and the Order that I need to be at?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 302531

You've got a good two hours. You'll be fine.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302533

Mercantile District?

Wf+6 302536

Yes. It's the entrance district.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302537

Where is Mudwallow's office?

Chip(DD knight) 302539

"Are you alright." I look at her.

Wf+6 302541

Military District.

Now might be a good time to pause for the Yuros.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302542

Oh, alright then.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302543

Right, go there and find my some medical looking ponies. Even a cleric with some healing skills will do '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 302546

I can go on for another hour or two even

Felfire [Necromancer] 302548

Okay and the bank thing? Merchantile?
I'm not really caring.

Wf+6 302549

You spot a hospital right away. The goat at the door wants to see your passport, and the fake seems passable enough to him.

You head in and find yourself at a nurse's station, a central hub between rooms.

You said in the meta you're leaving soon, though. Nopo is already gone.

Wf+6 302551

And yes, mercantile.

Chip(DD knight) 302552

I can go on.

I kneel down.
"Say we bring you back to Humble's house, would that make you feel better?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302554

Find a GOOD, STRONK and DEPENDABLE looking medical horse

There should be plenty in this hospital



Roll #0 6 = 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 302557

I'm leaving once you pause, but like Groves I can go on for a few more hours.
Are the Npc's with me? I want to summon a skeleton, don't like to walk around 'unarmed'.
Also, turn to the lieutanant.
"We'll take on your high school crush later, the military district must be crawling with guards right now."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302559

"C- Can I see my momma?…"

Chip(DD knight) 302567

"Perhaps she is in Humble's house right now."
I turn to Ruxiang and to Mellow.
"I'll have my wounds tended by the two of them, after we regrouped with the rest, we will attack the cannons."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302573

"Might work."

Wf+6 302579

Looks like they're pretty slow right now. The only nurse on duty is a meek little mare.

"Whatever. I'm going on ahead." He flies off.

Ruxiang shrugs. Marsh heads off for Humble's house.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302580

"Fuck! Wait!"
Fly after him.


Dammit. Surely there must be more than just that? Some doctors maybe?

Roll #0 6 = 6

Wf+6 302584

You look around and can't spot anyone else. The nurse does come over, though.

"Are you visiting a relative, miss?"

He's making wide circles around the military district, scouting. He won't attack until you show up.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302586

Thanks Tirek. Head for Humble's and take inventory of the ponies there.
Is Abilio still here?

Chip(DD knight) 302589

Head back to Humble's house with Summers.

Wf+6 302590

Abilio is sitting across the table from Spring Water, who is propped up on several books. It looks like they just finished a serious discussion when you waltz in with Chip and Summer.

Humble and Marrowbone are there, too.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302591

I scrunch
"I'm looking for a doctor…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302593

"…Huh? What's going on here?"

Wf+6 302594

She looks you over. "You're looking pretty fine if you ask me."

She's wearing a medical mask. You wonder if she just got out of surgery, or if there's disease going around.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302596

"Miss, I nearly died from a heart attack earlier. Looking fine and actually being fine are two different things. I need to speak to a doctor."
I don't even need to use Bluff for this

Chip(DD knight) 302598

"Were here, there's your mother."
I dropped Summer on the floor on her feet.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302600

"We got the key but military is crawling with ponies now, gotta take a few till the waters calm down."
Sit somewhere.
"Also, if I don't make it back from the next outing, tell Dolly the pony she looks for is Culled Cline. If everything else goes bad, she'll find the leader's diary in his old mansion."
"But let's hope you don't have to tell her anything, right?"

Wf+6 302603

She laughs and remarks, "No, I mean you look fine! Let me go find Doctor Cleaver for you."

She punctuates her joke with what is probably the most inappropriate hoof on the back of all time without reaching for anywhere intimate.

He nods. "I trust in your abilities."

"Summer, your mother and I have been speaking at length. She's petitioned me for her natural age, against the advice of one of my councilors. I have come up with a compromise, though. Will you hear it?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302606

Suuure… I'll hear it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302607

Smile at him.
"Thanks master."
Trot off.
"I need to raise a few undead, but am not sure of my control. Care to help me out?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302608

How rude! … Is she at least good looking?
"You do that."

Chip(DD knight) 302609

I lean my back against a wall and wait for Abilio and the two to finish their discussion. Then perhaps I can get them to close some of the remaining wounds.

Wf+6 302610

She's kinda cute, but not beautiful. She has this sort of awkward trot, but her mane is pretty.

She comes back after a moment. "Doctor Cleaver is with a patient, but you could wait outside the room until he finishes… Or I could keep you occupied."

You almost think she's making another pass, but she pulls out a Chinese checkers board.

"Perhaps in a moment."

"The Commodore has commanded me that you get a formal education. I have heard you've already started your medical education, but you must learn about the trivium and quadrivium. It will no doubt be something you do not wish to do. Fillies rarely are interested by the pursuit of formal education. However, if you participate, I will restore your mother to her proper age. As a gesture of good will, if you agree now, I will break the hex now as well."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302612

Go back to the table.
"Having an argument there? You look worried."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302613

"Why not? Tell me a bit about the good doctor."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302616

"A formal education?… Like school?"
I tap a hoof to my chin, thinking.
"So if I go to school, you'll reverse the spell on my momma?

Wf+6 302622

He nods. "Very well, then."

Spring Water jumps from her place on top of the books onto the ground. A golden aura surrounds Spring, and a moment later, where a cutie mark-less mare once stood, a fully grown mare now stands. She rushes over to Summer Seas and gives her a big hug.

"Thank you. It's good to be the right size again."

"Doctor Cleaver is a master surgeon. I heard he was a medic for the navy for along time."

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302626

get out of the carriage and then enter the Goldenblood Estate

Felfire [Necromancer] 302629

Okay I'm lost. What's happening here?

Light Heart [Warlord] 302630

"Hmm… he must be a busy stallion then. How about you?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302631

I hug her back, cheering up that she's back to normal.
"Uh… momma? Can you help me heal mister Chip? I just hurt him when I tried myself…"

Wf+6 302632

The garden itself is something to behold. Besides the impressive water features, including several fountains spitting water, there are shaved bushes in the forms of ponies everywhere. Most of the Goldenblood dynasty has been immortalized in stone here.

The manor proper is quite large. Five floors, in fact. 14 Primrose Drive does not disappoint. Large, flowing facades and open windows to appreciate the garden and sky flourish: this estate was built around form, not function, and its buttresses are not merely entrancing, but downright seducing. This is the kind of house any pony would like to own.

You returned to the Humble house. Abilio discussed returning Spring Water to her proper age while you were all gone. He agreed to restore her in exchange for Summer Seas agreeing to take educational lessons later on.

She blushes. "I could… look you over."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302633

I roll my eyes
"What I meant was whether or not you are a certified nurse or not."

Chip(DD knight) 302634

I put a blank expression at the event that transpired in front of me…

That I immediately hide under a fake smile.

"Alright then."

Wf+6 302635

She nods. "I'll help him if it's what you want."

She tops off Chip after a few rounds of healing. He's back to fighting fit.

Her blush deepens. "Of course! Do I not look qualified? He trusts me to be his only nurse on duty when everyone else has the day off!"

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302636


take a light stroll near the fountains. now what was I supposed to do here?

Felfire [Necromancer] 302637

Uh. Fun. Maybe the filly will make a great pirate when she grows up.
"Got a minute now Abilio?"


I scrunch for a moment
"Right. I don't exactly have time to wait for this doctor to show up. So I've got a better idea."
Look her over
"Come with me. I need somepony by my side in case my heart tries that funny business again."

Roll #0 1 = 1

Wf+6 302641

As you stroll past the fountains, a pony in a suit approaches and practically throws himself into the dirt at your feet.

"I beg your pardon, madam, but the party is already underway. Your presence is most welcome here. Is there anything at all I can provide for you in terms of service this morning?"

He nods. "Yes, I can help now."

She grins. "How about I give you a stress test, here? Just a simple examination to see how much you can take."

She drags you into a dark and secluded room and throws you on the bed.

>1. I am laughing so fucking hard right now you have no idea.

Chip(DD knight) 302644

"Thanks Spring. Perhaps I'll take my leave and see what the other crew are up too for now."

I then turn to Summers.
"I hope this lightens up your mood. Perhaps later we may need you and your mothers help again."

Wf+6 302646

Actually, Felfire, instead of that response, he says this:

"Certainly. In fact, I am willing to spare multiple minutes for a pupil."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302648

Whristle happily and lead him to the back of the house.
"Earlier, during the mission, I tried to bring back the pony we had killed. But he was possessed instead. My control flinchered.
Is there a way I can overcome this?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302649

Then let's say my eyes fill with glee and my wings flutter a little.

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302650

"Mmm… of course you can. I require a drink in one hoof and somepony to escort me around. Are you such a pony?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302651

"You should probably just ask my momma… it's my cutiemark and everything but I still can't heal well."
I plop down on the ground and sigh.


"How about you follow my lead instead?"
Command! I'm the one in charge here!

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 302656

I put a paw on my chin, damn i like her touching me when she does those healing gimmicks but she's inexperienced. Perhaps Spring will do better.
"You need some rest, I'll take my leave and check on some… I mean the others."

Head out and look for Sunny skies and what he is up too.

Wf+6 302659

The edit was to re-emphasize that he takes all statements totally literally, something even I forget at times.

"There is always a chance a great will can overcome. Properly taught, you may learn how to re-assert your control. Or you could simply learn to summon Tartarians."

She approaches the bed tentatively. "Alright, mistress. How can I service you?"

He doesn't get up from his very low bow. "My lady, it would be an honor to get you a drink, but I would not dare besmirch your name with the crass behavior of accompanying you as though I were your guest. We are here to serve at your pleasure, and I fear the other guests might take it the wrong way if a commoner were with you at all times."

You see a little dot. High above, Sunnyskies is scanning the military district.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302661

"See, that's something I would love to know! Are they much different than normal undead?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302662

Hop off bed
"By telling me your name. And by being a good little pony and following my lead."
Motion her to follow, let's get back to Humble's house before this Doctor comes.

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302663

"Understood, then lead me to the door and get me that drink"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302664

"I guess…"
Can I skip ahead to the Order thing? Or a bit before it, so I can sneak out with Spring?

Chip(DD knight) 302665

I scratched my head, sit.

Stand up and look for see if the military district or the district where the cannons are stationed has cooled down. Are there still many soldiers roaming?

Wf+6 302667

"Very. Tartarians can never be killed for good. They simply re-form on the Tartarian Plane. They will also come to serve at your pleasure… it's simply more difficult to keep them reined in."

She wanders lustily after you. "I'm Rosemary."

You're not adjacent to it, so it's hard to tell.

He leads you to the door where he parts with you, heading to the concession table.

One of the guards at the door stops you. "Your invitation, Miss?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302668

"This sounds too good! How do I do it?"
Wait, I'm forgetting something here.
"Oh right. I'm going to try and summon two skeletons, mind assisting if they turn on me?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302669

"Good. My name is Light Heart. I suffer from cardiac dysrhythmia, which I probably don't need to explain to you."
Who is at Humble's house right now?

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302671

show him the paper

"Are you always so crass for what you're paid to do?"

Damn who sent me again?

Chip(DD knight) 302674

Have I done some of my sidequest without me ever noticing?

I wander to the adjacent districts and stand on a dark corner, drinking something. See if the soldiers is coming in the district or coming out.

Wf+6 302675

"Very well."

Ruxiang "the Eye", Mellow Marsh, Marrowbone, Fullmaster Abilio, Humble, Spring Water, Summer Seas, Chip (outside), Sandor, Lady Alys (sleeping), Felfire

Light Heart [Warlord] 302676

I promised to talk to that little filly, so I'll do that first.

Motion Summer over.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302677

Okay, try to raise one.
Two if I can shorten this.

Roll #1 10, 4 = 14

Chip(DD knight) 302678

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302679

I perk up at her motioning, then walk over to her.
"Did you want me for something?"

Wf+6 302680


And there's still a healthy flow of soldiers into the military district, as of now.

He nods, reading it. "Only as crass as I'm paid to be, Miss."

After a quick look, he nods again. "This looks to be in order. Lady Alys, your rank of peerage and home city are not listed here, however. What is your courtly station and from where do you hail, that you might be properly announced?"

Alys would know, her title of peerage is her greatest title of prestige. For instance, a crown prince who is also a duke is still announced as a duke in spite of his FUTURE claims. However, a prince without a direct title would be announced as a prince. Finally, a daughter of a duke would be announced as just that — she doesn't have any true titles, so her nearest relation to a title is given.

With a little struggle, you manage to get both of them up and under your command.

Light Heart [Warlord] 302681

I make sure we're far enough from everypony else
"I do. Remember what happened in the mansion?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302682

"Looks like I was worrying a lot for nothing."
Smile at Abilio.
"When will I actually start training with you?"

Wf+6 302683

He thinks on it a bit. "Perhaps tomorrow I can show you the basics."

Chip(DD knight) 302685

Head back to Humble's house again, perhaps let a little more time pass perhaps.

AFter arriving at her house, I toy and examine the key to the cannon.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302686

Flutter a few inches from the ground and go back inside with both my undeads.
"Chip, you in here?"

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302688

"Lady Alys, from the Oralda House in Cloptantinople"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302689

"Oh I was looking just for you. Ready to take on the cannon?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302691

"Yea- Oh! I was doing some thinking, and I narrowed the possibilities of what you have down to… cardiac arrhythmia! Your arteries seemed to be functioning fine and didn't indicate any sort of clotting, and… never mind. What were you gonna tell me?"

Wf+6 302692

So Alys is not closely related to anyone that holds a title in Cloptantinople?

Chip(DD knight) 302693

"I am ready if you guys are. I just to report that the soldiers are still flowing inside the military district so we have to be carefull."

"Also if I may request, that bomb expert.. Sunny skies is staring flying so high. I dont know what he has in his mind so maybe you can call him out to help too."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302694

I blink
"… Clever girl. You're right, my heart is weak."
Take out my bottle of pills out of my bags
"These are nitroglycerin pills. Whenever my heart acts up, I need to take one of these to get it to shut up. Now listen to me carefully, I don't want anypony aside from you and miss Rosemary here to know about this, alright?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 302696

"Uh… Sure. Let's wait then."
Find Sunnyskies and fly over her.
"Anything wrong? Chip was worried."

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302697

he'd be a duke, yes

Wf+6 302700

So she's the daughter of a duke?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302704

"…You don't need to explain what nitro… nitroglycerinin pills do, miss."
I huff.
"But okay. Why do you not want anyone else to know?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302711

"Because it's not wise to let others know what your weaknesses are. I'd rather not have somepony that doesn't like me replace my pills with sugar lumps."
I pat her head
"You seem like a nice filly though, you wouldn't do that to me right?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302713

"No… I don't wanna kill anypony miss…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302719

"Excellent. What is your name again? Summer?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302723

"Summer Seas, miss. What's yours?"

Wf+6 302724

He turns and shouts to the chamber, as the music drops in volume — the live string orchestra easing their strokes — "ANNOUNCING IN PLACE OF THE LANDGRAVE, THE BARONESS OF CLOPTANTINOPLE, LADY ALYS OF ORALDA."

There are a few murmurs when Landgrave is mentioned, and a few ponies begin to trot over, suddenly interested in the newcomer.

The butler returns with your drink. Champagne.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302726

Wf+6 302727

I may just have to give Sunnyskies a canon sex change because everyone thinks he's a she.

"Nah… just can't wait to kill Mudwallow. I've waited too long for this."

Light Heart [Warlord] 302728

"My name is Light Heart. Now tell me, what is a little filly like you doing with these people anyway?"

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302729

take it, then sip a little.

they should be here right about then, yes?

Chip(DD knight) 302730

I waited for Fellfire, I then look at Spring.

"Hows your day?" I rest on a seat.

Felfire [Necromancer] 302731

Well c'mon 'Sunnyskies' is kinda feminine, you know?
"How strong is he? You think we could take on him two on one?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302733

"Me and my momma, we… w- we were taken from our clinic when the pirates came and then thrown in a jail cell on one of their ships… I didn't hear or see anything because momma told me to close my eyes and cover my ears. I wanna go home though…"

Wf+6 302734

"Awful. I was turned into a filly, and mistaken for my daughter's little sister on two occasions. Then I was captured by pirates… again."

"Sunnyskies is probably a pushover on his own. It's getting past his defenses that will be the rough part."

Felfire [Necromancer] 302735

"How many did you see so far?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302737

"That's unfortunate. Although it seems like these people really need all the medical ponies they can get. You're lucky to be smart and possess valuable skills. Without those…"
I trail off, shrugging
"Oh well, I'm sure you'll get through. Now if you'll excuse me, I'd like to talk with somepony."

Chip(DD knight) 302739

I lean my head on Springs shoulder.
"I got to agree its quite a stressful day…. ~"

Wf+6 302741

You're first approached by a trio of well-dressed mares, one of which is wearing a habit-dress hybrid, the oddest thing you've ever seen.

The middle one speaks. "Allow me to introduce ourselves, Lady Alys. I am the Countess Grinder, I preside over this county. My two associates are Viscountess Nihil, visiting from Autumnsreach, and Abbess Ballast, from one of the naval abbeys."

Two others approach, stallions this time. "I am Baron Baleful the Third, of the barony of Badnews."

The last one gives you a smile. "And how are you enjoying my city and party, Lady Alys? I am Lord-Mayor Goldenblood."

Wf+6 302743

She jerks away a little bit. "Don't think I've forgiven you for your part in the matter."

He shrugs. "Less than I'd like to. Suggests to me that most of them are indoors. I can't fly that low without suspicion."

Chip(DD knight) 302750

"Aww… come on. Give me some slack eh?" I put a paw on her flank.

I then tighten my jaw, expecting the slap any moment.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302751


Roll #1 10 = 10

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302752

nod gracefully at each as they introduce themselves

then to Goldenblood
"It's quite a city Lord, and the party would steal the breath of one who isn't used to such. I trust my presence will suffice enough?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 302755

"Just go back to your mother, I'm sure she misses you."

Time for bed

Wf+6 302758

You aren't disappointed. She glares.

"My daughter and I are not your playthings."

"Yes, yes. Quite fine by me, and I expect festivities to come. In fact, it's your presence we're all over here for."

The Countess breaks in here. "So you're here in place of the Landgrave? An interesting choice, but you seem up to snuff. I don't blame him for not attending in person, though, given the circumstances. Shall we find somewhere quieter to chat? We'll have the servants bring something along for you."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302760

I perk up, suddenly invigorated with new resolve.
Now's not the time to act like a little filly! I'm a big pony!
I look around the house. Any backdoors or anything? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 302762

You wander around for a while until you bump into Marrowbone. He gives you a silent glare, and you feel very much like a little filly. So much so that you're glad your mother is now fully grown, so you can hide behind her.

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302763

"Of course, yes."
wait to put my drink on a platter then follow them

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302766


Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 302767

So does she know…
"Well I can be your plaything if you like." I trace her cutie mark with my finger.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302768

I dart behind Spring.

Chip(DD knight) 302769

I remove my finger off Spring.
"Oh, hey. Hows your day."

Wf+6 302770

You're horrified, even from behind her legs. Marrowbone is not a good pony!

You accompany them into a quiet lounge, where they close the doors and draw the curtains.

"It's a bit out of place to see one from such a distant land supporting the Ancient Regime."

Chip(DD knight) 302771

I look on the window, when is felfire going back. What is happening to Sunny skies up there? Not something stupid I hope.

I then rest next to Spring and relax.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 302772

"U- Um… okay… what are you doing mister Chip?"

Wf+6 302773


You can continue to roleplay if you like, but we are officially done.

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302774

"Out of place?"
wait for Goldenblood to sit before following suit
"Perhaps. However great minds tend to think alike, and a rose by any other name…"

Wf+6 302776

For some reason I mistook you for Groves. Right, I'll keep going with you, since you're in the past right now.

"Yes… Our time comes soon, as long as no surprises come our way, Celestia may well face a claim war within the month."

Chip(DD knight) 302777

"Uhhmm.. I'm just exchanging news. Actually talking to your mom you see."

Lady Alys [Warlock] 302778

I really gotta go, we can continue this when I can pony at some other time

Wf+6 302780

Sure thing.

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