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PirateQuest: Chapter 2.10: Heads Will Roll Wf+6 337906

As you walk out of the bank, you find a city engorged with flame. The mercantile district square, an hour ago bustling with cheerful laughter and dancing, trading and storytelling, worship and life, is now abandoned and alight.

The cobblestone ground is pockmarked with missing slabs and debris from structures is everywhere. To your left, the candy shop collapses outward, front wall falling onto the street with a clattering CRASH.

Before you, a train of carriages awaits to carry out the contents of the vault. Better get it loaded up quickly and get out of here: it looks like it's taking a beating, being the hub district and so close to the military district.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337908


Roll #1 2 = 2


Right then, get to it.
Have my two zombies load that stuff.

Roll #0 4, 2 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337911

Okay, the money can wait just a teeeeeny tiny bit, I'll get my share anyhow.
Can I get the corpse of Spring somewhere safe somehow for the resurrectionist?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337912

"W- What…"
I huddle closer to Spring's body, then go back to trying to drag it to Humble's home, or at least some place safe.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sion 337914

I look around to see if Mellow Marsh is around here.

"Now where is that gray pegasus? He promised me a cut."

Light Heart [Warlord] 337915

I have a heart condition, heavy lifting is bad for my health. I need to get my nurse back to this world somehow.

Chip(DD knight) 337916

I opened my eyes
Where am I?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337917

Stop her and pull her in a hug.
Roll for comfort '1d10'
"Shh….Summer, just wait… listen for minute… We will get your mommy back to life, but we can't if you try to drag her along your own, okay? Could you calm down for me… and for her? I promised her I'd watch over you, please! I know this must hurt, and I'm scared shitless too, but please, just calm down, and we can fix this!"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 337919

Is she safe? Is she alright? Damn, I still need to see her little flank one last time… My mind wanders.

Hmmm… I also did forgot that dress of hers….

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337920

I push her away.
"Leave me alone!"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337921

Let her make distance, but look at her with pleading eyes.
"Summer! I'm trying to help you! You can't do this on your own! I want Spring back as much as you do, but we won't if you keep being stubborn like that! Please, please, accept my help so she can hug and hold you close again!"

Wf+6 337923

It's unsafe to travel without the group to Humble's house, but you can attempt it if you want.

6% looted.

You know he's at Humble's house.

You are at the entrance to the bank, and even in your daze, you see Summer mourning her mother, trying to get the corpse over the threshold to the vault… pushing away Emrille:



Turn to the group.
"Would you mind helping?"
They keep at it.

Roll #0 8, 3 = 11

Tony [Trickster] 337925

I remember that suddenly.
I'll go help load in the loot in that case, can't get my cut without loot.


Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 337926

I try to get up and look at the others.
"Are we succesfull? What has happened?"

I then approach Summer then look at Spring's body.
"Are you alright? Are you safe? What has happened to your mother?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 337927

"Miss Emrille, as partners in a similar situation, I believe we ought to travel together."
I motion at Rosemary's corpse on my back

"Apologies, I cannot risk any exertions with my current condition."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337928

"If it wasn't for you then she wouldn't be… she wouldn't be… it's all your fault! All of it!"
I continue trying to pull Spring over the threshold.
"She's de-… she's gone! Because of you pirates!"
I slowly start to tear up again as I try to move Spring.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 337929

Yeah sure. You just fought a coin-melting golem in a super-hot room and you can't carry a few boxes?
Abilio will know.

Chip(DD knight) 337930


"I'll help."
I look around the amount of gold and our means of carrying it. According to my calculation how much can we carry on each trip and how long can we empty the bank?

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337931

I frown.
"Huh, her too… We'll need to get them on these carts in a safe place then get back to that house ASAP. We can't risk taking too long with it."

Stand in her way.
"Summer, okay, it's my fault! I know it is! I'm the one to blame here! And you can hate me as much as you want because of it…"
Lower to her eye level.
"…but if you don't accept my help she will be gone forever. If you let me help you, just this once, please, we can still save her!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337932

I misquoted. The last response should go to you, not Light Heart.

Wf+6 337933

17% looted.

23% looted.

You can't manage it.

29% looted.
You approximate it will take 20 turns divided by the number of helping hands. So, if four people help, it will take about five turns.

Tony [Trickster] 337935

More looting, at least someone is concerned about money here.


Roll #1 3 = 3


"Sweetie, this is when you keep quiet and listen to the adults. You have the coin to bring her back, make use of it."

I suppose I could carry a few lighter things then

Roll #0 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337939

I shake my head.
"No. She's dead because of me."
I sigh.
"I'll pay…"

Haul a bit of money too.

Roll #1 8 = 8


Keep the undead at it.

Roll #0 10, 3 = 13

Chip(DD knight) 337941

Ah darn… I scratch my head a bit while looking at the mourning filly.
I then kneel down and give Summer a stern look.
"Summer, if there is just two of me I would protect both you and your mother. But there is only…. me. I choose between the two of you and I choose you… your mother would do the same."

Wf+6 337943


If only they helped. Okay time for me to loot too.

Roll #0 2, 9, 10 = 21

Tony [Trickster] 337945

More looting.


Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337947

"Shut up! Shut up shut up shut up shut up!"
I start crying a bit heavier and collapse next to her.
"…I want my momma back."


Keep carrying lighter stuff

I shake my head

Roll #0 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 337950

"Kid, me and Terre will bring her back, I promise you. Okay?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337951

Hug her again, and pet her mane.
"And you will get her back, I Promise you, but only if you can calm down! Don't do it for us, do it for her!"

Wf+6 337953

As you carry the loot outside, a cannonball hits right between Tony, Felfire, and Light Heart. The former two were at least able to drop off their loads.

The explosion sends them scattering, blasted in three different directions, heels over heads.

All three are helpless, but Light Heart is in an even worse state. Roll for penalty.

Remember, you must be helped up, you can't get up on your own.

80% looted.

Lieutenant Sunnyskies makes to help up Felfire. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 337954

Sunnyskies pulls Felfire up.

"On your feet, soldier! We have a war to win!"


"Ayay! Let's get out of here first!"
Have the zombies help Tony and Light Heart.

Roll #0 3, 7 = 10



Roll #0 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 337960

I then put a paw on her mane to calm her down.
"Then we will bring her back, I know a way."

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337962

Shit, grab some more of that gold and bring it to that damn caravan

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 337963

"Goddamn wankers." I say as I try to get up again.


Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337965

I sniffle.
I shakily get back to my hooves and try to drag Spring again.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 337967

"Let me help you with that."
I carry both her and Spring.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 337969

Your heart flutters briefly, but you keep it under control. You go girl. You even get helped up by some walking corpse!

The smog is thick. You can't pull yourself to your feet.

The zombie doesn't help you much, either. It kind of groans.

The building shakes and groans, and a piece of the ceiling falls and collapses on you.

But Chip gracefully strips it off and tosses it to the side, then carries you outside to the carriage train.


Emrille [Gunslinger] 337973

Okay, the dog has her and Spring for now.
Gold now, worries later.
Get dat gold.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 337974

I look at the zombie "Useless piece of.."

I try to get up again.


Roll #1 8 = 8


To be even more ironic, the walking corpse that helped Light up was her old minion.
Now, have them help the other dude. Tony or what was he called.
"Sunnyskies, where should we go now?"

Roll #0 10, 1 = 11

Wf+6 337976

You cannot make rolls to get up during the raid. REFER TO SPECIAL RAID RULES HERE: >>>/qt/738

Wf+6 337977

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337978

So are me and Spring inside the carriage now?

Tony [Trickster] 337979

Right I forgot

Chip(DD knight) 337980

Help him up.
"Just stay still…"

Roll #1 2 = 2


Right, quickly pick up whatever gold is left and put it in the carriage

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 337983

"Just stay there! I… We need you."

Wf+6 337988

100% looted!

Another cannonball hits the side of the bank, knocking loose a stack of bricks that collapse on Chip and a zombie, burying him, helpless.

The zombie doesn't look like it made it.

Tony is back on his feet, though.

All the gold is looted, so you dig Chip out of the bricks instead.

Yes. Though whether or not Spring is inside the carriage is more of a philosophical question, her corpse is definitely there.

You are all ready to go, and the vault has been looted!

Felfire: 4/5
Tony: 4/5
Light Heart: 4/5

Tony [Trickster] 337991

Ready to get out of here.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 337993

"Let's move let's move, get this shit back to the HQ!"

Chip(DD knight) 337994

"Damn it… a little bit of a help here."

Light Heart [Warlord] 337995

Pick up Rosemary again
"I'm not entirely certain this will be worth it. I do hope our share will be greater than the cost."

Felfire [Necromancer] 337997

Get the fuck out.
I hope the zombie that died wasn't the old scothspony.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 337998

I huddle up to her and cry then.

Light Heart [Warlord] 337999

I already dug you free

Wf+6 338000

Everyone roll for good fortune getting back.

Collective DC

Chip(DD knight) 338003

>inb4 >1

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338004

As if my luck could get any worse.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338006

I pray to Luna for good fortunes.

Roll #1 1 = 1



Roll #0 6 = 6



Roll #0 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 338012


Roll #1 1 = 1


Can my zombies roll too?

Roll #0 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 338014

Alright then

I look at Spring, then to Summer.
"Do you remember Nurse Hearts?"
"She's alive."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338015


Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338018

"H- He is?…"

Wf+6 338021

At the exit to the district, you encounter a troop of six guards shakily holding up the gates. The one who appears to be the officer among them barks at you.

"Who's there?! What are all these carriages for?!"


She's definitely watching over you, not that it does you any good. Based on your 1 to pray, you're not feeling spiritual at the moment.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338022

Haha, no, fuck that.
We can't afford to be held up.
Distant Shot at the officer.

Roll #1 7 = 7


No time to talk. Have the zombie sneakily approach them.
Whisper to Sunnyskies.
"What now?"

Roll #0 10 = 10


I lean out and smile warmly
"We are but simple travelers trying to get out of this dreadful place, officer. Nothing special."

Roll #0 5 + 2 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 338026

I go into steallth, getting ready for a fight.

Chip(DD knight) 338029

I then recall to my mind the state that he is right now and take a mental note not to present him to her.
"He is."
I then put a paw on her shoulder.
"Dont worry, I will do what I can."

I just lean in closer to the two unicorns, waiting for us to pass through.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338030

Stealth requires a roll.

Wf+6 338032

Zombies can't handle complex orders like sneaking. Instead he rips off the officer's head.

You lean out the door and blast another one from your safe vantage.

This would have been convincing enough if your colleagues weren't murdering the guards.

That's not automatic. Requires a roll.

Wf+6 338033

Retaliation. '4d10'

Roll #1 10, 10, 5, 2 = 27


Have the zombie exlode right in their face.
Also, explode the corpse of the officer too.
And rolling to raise ancients.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Wf+6 338036

The guards charge the caravan and star ripping ponies out. They pull Felfire and her aberration to the ground, ripping into them. Zombie ded, Felfire helpless.

The last of the four isn't so lucky and he gets beheaded charging past Sunnyskies.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338038



Right. Shoot one of them then with my pistol

Roll #0 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 338040

Time to Improvise then.

Take out my guns and shoot at one of them.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 338041

But you used it AFTER the results were decided! I didn't go back and change the targets to you and your zombie in the 30 second between your post and mine.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338042

No, I used it as soon as I saw you took my "Get the zombie in range" roll as "attack them viciousle" roll.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338043

Fire Shot at one of the advanced ones!

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 338044

Because my plan from the start was to get the zombie in range and blow it up.

Chip(DD knight) 338046

Shoot one of the guards with my crossbow.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338047

I shriek and try to hide behind Spring.

Wf+6 338050

You kill two guards, leaving them with one alive.

You're not so lucky, though. As you climb out into the street, a chunk of burning thatch from a nearby roof falls onto you. You're not helpless, but it burned pretty badly.

The last guard is dead.

It doesn't matter. They're all dead and you have one more zombie than you would have had.

Felfire: 3/5, helpless
Tony: 3/5
Light Heart: 4/5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338052

Empty the used round, and turn to the caravan.
"Come on, let's get a fucking move on, go go go!"


"S-some help?"
If I do have a zombie, have him help me up.
How many zombies do I have, anyway?

Roll #0 2 = 2

Tony [Trickster] 338055

Go help Fellfire up.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 338057

A stray cannonball tears through it as it moves toward you.

You have about… one half of a zombie.

You're not going anywhere near her after what happened to that zombie.

Everyone else takes no action this round for sloth.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338059

And I will just stay down inhaling this smoke. Healty!

Chip(DD knight) 338061

I get out of the wagon and help Felfire up.
"Get up, lets go."

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338063

And reloaded for dramatic effect

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338064

Like I would do anything to begin with.
I'm just a poor filly who lost her mother…

Tony [Trickster] 338066

Well if nobody else is going to help the lass.
Go try again to help Fellfire up


Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 338069

Well excuse me for having shitty internet and working on a phone
I'll just sit by Rosemary

Wf+6 338073

Another slab of firey rubble comes down on you. You're not helpless.

She's up and good to go. The Caravan is moving!


You arrive in the Middle Class District to find a large bubble around Humble's house, a sort of dark blue hue. A cannonball collides with it and bounces off ineffectually.

You see Mellow Marsh at the door, inside the bubble, beckoning you in.

You arrive at Humble's and drop off your gold.

Inside, you find Fullmaster Abilio maintaining the shield, looking a little fatigued. "No portals… ships are moving."

Mellow Marsh pulls out a map of the city with several target locations that are viable for looting.

The Goldenblood Estate - UCS, the house of the Lord-Mayor
The North End - UCS, a cul-de-sac of some of the richest and most influential ponies in Stonebriar.
The Holy Ascent - UCS, a local landmark that is used for celebrations. Most of the rich ponies were here for a celebration today, and are probably still there, hiding out. This is the location of Class Warfare, and was the location of The Apostolic Ambassador.
The Armory - Military District, where the best weapons of the local army are kept
The Komodo Vault - LCD, Where the Komodo Yakuza keep their dirty money from drugs, prostitution, and gambling. You visited this place in Slum Sorrows.
The Order Santuary - LCD, Where the Order of the Virtuous keep their tithes.
The Celestial Temple - Mercantile District, Where the greedy priests of Stonebriar keep their tithes.

You can also rob houses, but none of them will have as much loot as any of this locations.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338076

I peek out.
Can I find Abilio?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 338078

If you're in the house, he's standing prominently in the middle of it.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338079

Uh, that can wait, find that guy/gal/whoever who can resurrect!

Felfire [Necromancer] 338083

I need some healing.
I vote for the Holy Ascent.

Approach Summers.
"Kid, I know you are down for your mother, but we need you right now. Cand you patch me up?
I promise I'll do all I can to bring your mother back, once this is over."

Tony [Trickster] 338084

I go up to Mellow Marsh

"That was bullocks. You told me I just had to go disable some alarms, not fight a golem."

Light Heart [Warlord] 338086

I let out a slight groan and drop off Rosemary
"This is bad news… Anypony who is able to resurrect here?"

Celestial Temple or North end for me

Wf+6 338087

Fortunately for you, while there is no portal here, Terrebonne is.

"I dun like bein dis close ta da battle one bit, but I can get ya bones walkin again."

He shrugs. "I offered you 2% to disable the alarms. If you actually made a difference in that fight, I'll pay you 5%. I didn't expect you to help. I thought you'd skulk off."

Chip(DD knight) 338088

at last we are here.
I go down and look at Summer.
"I can bring you to the one who brought Ms… Mr. Hearts back."

"I am not sure about that, let her speak."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338089

I try to lift Spring out of the carriage.
I begrudgingly heal her.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 338092

Motion over to Rosemary.
"I must have my nurse back."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338094

"…Bring him over here!"

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 338095

"Skulk off? The whole freaking city knows I'm with you blokes now! I want my cut. But you're right, things did go a bit bonkers, so I can give ya some information for it instead."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338096

Sigh, and take out a doubloon.
"You will be missed, my friend… your sacrifice will be remembered…"
Kiss the doubloon goodbye and give it to Terebonne.
"I want you to revive Spring Water for me. The unicorn healer. Mother of the filly."

Wf+6 338098

Humble's house is considered Safe. Most rolls insta-crit. This one does.

Tony: 3/5
Light Heart: 4/5

She nods. "Ya know of da terrible price?"

She sort of jingles her purse.

Light Heart [Warlord] 338100

"I have heard of such a thing, yes."
Give her one of my doubloons

Felfire [Necromancer] 338101

Walk over to Terrebonne and lie down beside her saying nothing.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338103

Chip(DD knight) 338104

I pulled Terrabone and present her to Summer.
"Here she is."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338106

I grab all of my doubloons and hold them out to her.
"Please bring my momma back!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338107

I sigh.
"Don't worry Summer. I already paid."

Chip(DD knight) 338108

I then look at Terrabone and whisper.
"Their gold, not mine."

I give a toothy smile.
"Perhaps one or two will suffice."

Wf+6 338109

"So be it. Da corpse?"

She takes the corpse and sets it on the couch. She begins to mutter a chant, and the room darkens briefly: something you didn't notice before in her near pitch black room. Then, she stabs her hoof into the lower back, and Spring Water awakens with a start.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338112

I sigh and lower my head, then step back to let Summer close.
"Your momma's back…"


Roll to learn from what she did.

Roll #0 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 338114

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338115

I grab her into a tight hug and pepper her face with kisses.
"You're back…"

Wf+6 338117

You don't learn shit. You almost feel like Grogar is laughing at your ineptitude. Roll for pride damage.


M-mhu pride!

Roll #0 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 338120

Still waiting for an answer.

Chip(DD knight) 338121

I scratch my head.
"Its good to have her back." I give an awkward smile.

Chip(DD knight) 338123

I then look at Mellow Marsh.
"Any news on the ship?"

Wf+6 338124

She repeats the process for Rosemary, who awakens with a similar gasp.

"Uh–? AH! My– What happened?"

"Very well then, what do you have for me?"

She returns the gesture. "Summer! I missed you so while I was gone. It's a relief to be back, but there's so much… so fast…"

She seems oddly composed and comprehending of what happened compared to Rosemary.

Wf+6 338126

Marsh nods, mid conversation, and dismissively remarks, "They're bombarding the military district now."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338130

Look at Spring.
"You should stay here with your filly. I'm sorry for that. It was my fault."

Hung my head and walk out of the house before she can respond.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338132

"I missed you so much too…"
I softly tear up as I hug Spring.

Light Heart [Warlord] 338133

"You died, miss Rosemary. Now you are back however. I need my nurse with me."

Tony [Trickster] 338134

"For one, I know the Order of the Virtuous won't be giving you lads much trouble. They're going to attack some ceremony with the Holy Guard today. I also know something else, something worth a lot of money, but I'll need to hear I'll get my cut from you first."

Wf+6 338140

He considers your statement. "Hey Chip!"

He turns immediately to the dog at his side. "Did this blowhard and braggart make a difference at all in the fight with the big golem in that vault?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 338141

Neigh slightly and approach the sheep.
"Terre, how did you do that exactly?"

Chip(DD knight) 338142

I then look at Summer and Spring, then look at my body, then look down before approaching Mellow Marsh.

"So, what are the plans for today? How is the assault going?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338143

Aww, fuck it.
I need to let out some steam.
Find a nearby house and kick down the door.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 338144

I scratch my head.
"Yeah.. sure. Dont remember much, it just goes too fast."

Wf+6 338145

You take no pride damage, you are a very modest pony.

"It is nawt someting dat can be explained so easily, but da short answer is, I just shove da soul back in!"

Are you sure? Actions outside of Humble's house will make the clock continue counting down.

He shrugs. "So be it, then. You'll get your cut, thief. Out with the information, then."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338148

Oh, I didn't know that
Just stay outside the house then, but inside the bubble if possible.
Practice my aim without actually shooting.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 338149

She gives you a weak smile.

"Um… thank you? I appreciate that you care…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338150

"I wanna go home momma… can we? All the stupid pirates are going to be busy! We can escape right now!"
I hug her a bit tighter.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338154

Think about it for a second, then cock my head and give a satisfied mumble.
"Sounds good enough."

Tony [Trickster] 338155

"Well mate, something got the Komodo Yakuza real scared this morning. They were anticipating an assault." Look around "I guess those wankers were right. So instead of waiting for you to go and blag them, they moved all of their money out of the city. Nothing left."

Chip(DD knight) 338157

I look at map provided then to Mellow Marsh.
"What can you tell me about these locations?"

Wf+6 338158

She gives you a very conflicted look. "I… I want to so badly. There's nothing I've wanted more than to take you away from them right this instant… but I don't think I can. Not yet. I want to explain, but I can't. I need time…"

He nods. "Well, that eliminates one stop, the Komodo Vault."

"Most of the notes are already there. I can tell you a few more specifics if you ask about one in particular. Also… there's the matter of the military district. There's two more targets we can go after, but not for loot, if you're feeling brave and have extra time."

Light Heart [Warlord] 338160

"Loyal ponies are hard to come by. So yes, I do care. As I take care of anypony that does well in my book. Did you expect me to simply leave you to rot?"
I give her a condescending look

Felfire [Necromancer] 338163

Can I take advantage of the insta-crit here to raise two skeletons?

Tony [Trickster] 338165

"Glad to see another Dog all the way out here mate" I offer Chip my hand.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338171

"Huh? B- But they're the whole reason you… you… I don't want that to happen again…"
I bury my face in her chest.

Chip(DD knight) 338172

I look at the newcomer and give him a toothy grin.
"We need all the help that we can get our paws into. Just know how to survive and your're welcome."

I look at my fur.
"I am brave but I also like to survive. Out of curiosity, what are these two targets that you are speaking of?"

Wf+6 338175

She gives a melancholy look. "I'm… not sure what I expected. It was so fast… I died? It was so painful… I was awake… I remember it now…"

You certainly could if you didn't empty the yard of skeletons in all your other visits here.

She wraps an arm around you. "It wasn't their choice, it was mine. I am not asking you to forgive them, but to wait. I don't know how I can give you a fair explanation without time, so please, Summer…"

She gives you a pleading look. "Please be patient with me. I have seen so much in this brief time."


I had a feeling you'd say that.
But sure I must feel something around!

Roll #0 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338179

"D- Did you see Luna when you were…?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 338180

"Do not fret. For the amount of times I nearly died and got reanimated, I'm still alive and fine. Can I count on you being there for me 100%?"
I give her an expectant look

Wf+6 338181

"Well, striking at the watchtowers would make our final assault easier, for when we move in range to use the really brutal short-range cannons. We can't get fully into the harbor safely while they're up."

He pauses. "The other isn't so much a target as TARGETS. Abilio wants you to take Marrowbone out and thin the enemy troops."

Tony [Trickster] 338182

I turn back to Mellow

"Is there a healer around here? I need to get myself fixed up."

Chip(DD knight) 338183

"Hmmm…. the watchtowers is a good target indeed."
I look at Sunny Skies.
"Can we blow it up?"

Wf+6 338184

She hesitates, then gives you a quick nod, then hugs you even tighter.

She hesitates. "I…"


Wf+6 338185

He points at Spring, Summer, and Rosemary.

Chip(DD knight) 338186

I point at the two unicorns hugging each other tightly.
"Just ask nicely, the child has been through a rough time."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338187

My hears perk up.
"Hey I like this idea already! Just why I'm here!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338190

I give her a look of understanding and also tighten my hug.
"Um… so what should I do?"

Wf+6 338191

"We need to go with them for now… But that doesn't mean we can't stop some of the damage… We should try to stop them from killing more ponies if we can, and steer them toward the Holy Ascent. You can heal the plagued ones there, and the pirates will probably get their money without need for more violence. Hopefully that will be enough for them… And we can go in peace."

Light Heart [Warlord] 338192

"Good. Once this is over, you will be rewarded gratuitously. For now, stay strong and stay at my side."

"Mister Abilio, where do you suggest we go next?"

Tony [Trickster] 338193


I nod and walk to Rosemary.

"Excuse me. I've been told you're the one to got if I need healing."

Wf+6 338194

"In terms of military strategy, I'd target the armory. You can get the watchtowers and thin the enemy lines while you're there. Other than that, the upper class district is the most worthwhile for gold, I'd guess. I'm not here for logistics."

Light Heart [Warlord] 338195

Rosemary can heal you, yes '1d10'

"We are rather fatigued after our encounter with the golem. Tackling the armory sounds… troublesome."

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 338196

Wait for him to finish talking.
"Hey Abilio, I wanted to help thin out the enemy numbers, when do we start?"

Chip(DD knight) 338197

Wf+6 338198

Heals automatically crit.

"When you're ready."

He gestures to Marrowbone, silently standing by the door. He has a huge, purple-tinted orb balanced perfectly on his back.

"You could, but it would be a waste. If we took control instead, we'd have cannon towers at our disposal. That means less guards for you to deal with on the roads. How you deal with them is up to you, though."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338199

"Anything I should know about him before we go?"
Cock a brow questioningly.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338200

I nod.
"Okay… so we're on a mission from Luna?"
I sniffle.
"Can we get some sunglasses?"

Tony [Trickster] 338201

"Thanks a lot mate." I walk back to the rest of the group, ready to go looting

Wf+6 338202

"Well, his tongue isn't in his mouth, so don't expect him to be chatty."

Another quick nod. "Please be patient. I promise you an explanation soon, but we need to control the damage here before it gets out of hand."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338203

"Not that. I was talking about him and the orb."

Chip(DD knight) 338204

"Alright then, its settled." I smiled.
"But I need a team…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 338206

"Last time we did something involving cannons, it almost ended badly. I'm not certain I'm willing to risk more of the same."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338207

Yeah, fuck that.
Find a nearby house and blast down the door.

Tony [Trickster] 338208

"I can go with ya, I want some payback."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338209

"Okay… y- you won't have to…"
I gulp.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338211

"Which route do you take, pal?"

Chip(DD knight) 338213

I shrugged.
"Cant force you."

"Taking out the towers so that our ships can use their powerful close range cannons. Plus they can dock safely afterwards."

"Will it be only us? Are there other operatives that can help?

Felfire [Necromancer] 338215

"I can accompany you along the way, wanna do some fancy stuff with ponies on the street…"
Try to hide the devious grin.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 338218

"Most of our crew not on the cannons are already out looting the city. That means when you reach each of the loot points, you'll find we already have ponies on the ground clearing it out. You won't have help for the watchtowers, but an assault on the armory is already underway. Perhaps completed by now, and only waiting for pickup. You're not in this fight alone: the whole crew is working toward victory. No pony stands idle. Hundreds have been mustered."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338220

Wf+6 338222

"It's a weapon. It's easier to demonstrate than explain."

"They WILL have help for the watchtowers, though! Marrowbone can accompany them."

Chip(DD knight) 338223

"Then you're Felfire."

"Then lets do this and be done with it."
"I'll be waiting if the others are ready to go."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338224


Roll #1 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 338225

I'll go with Chip.

Wf+6 338226

You fail to bust down the door.

Chip(DD knight) 338227

>Then your 'in' Felfire.

Light Heart [Warlord] 338228

"I suppose this will benefit us further too then? I certainly hope so at the least. Risking my life is not something I enjoy doing."

"I will accompany you after all then."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 338229

"M- Me and my momma will go with you…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338230

Fire shot, blow it the fuck up.

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Wf+6 338231

That blasts the hinges off the door, and you can kick it open easily.

Chip(DD knight) 338232

I look at her and sit down next to Summer.
"I am not forcing you… I dont think its a good idea. I already busted by body just for you to be safe Summer."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338235

Kick it open walk in with weapon raised.
"Anypony who is still in this hole and tries to do anything is good as dead! Now you'll march right the fuck out of here, give me your money and jewels and anything valuable, and I'll let you live. That clear enough?!"

Wf+6 338236

There's no one inside.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338237

Try to loot any of the aforementioned shit.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 338238

Follow him.
"We ready?"
Move beside Marrowbone and give him a tiny nod.

Wf+6 338239

You begin looting when a cannonball careens through the building and knocks out several key supports. The building groans and collapses.

You are helpless.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338240

There's no smoke inside, right?
I can stand up on my own, right?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 338241

I then took one of the maps and look at the others.
"Alright lets go."

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 338243

Do I have to roll for good luck again?

Wf+6 338244

All actions outside of Humble's house are considered part of the raid and suffer its penalties. You're down until someone helps you.

You head out the front with Marrowbone and Tony in tow.

In the house, another corpse is tossed to Terrebonne, who takes goes through the motions one last time. With a stab of life, Rili breathes again.

"Ya've been paid for dis time. I'll let ya figya out who did it on ya own."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338246

Can I at least crawl out?

Roll #1 4 = 4


For God's sake
I do notice my partner isn't around right? Can I try and find her?
"We should probably collect miss Emrille…"

Roll #0 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 338249

I looked at Felfire, Light heart and….. that other guy.
"Lets go, follow me."
diamond icon appears in the minimap.
"Stick close if you guys plan to stay alive."


Stick close to them.
Raise ancients.

Roll #0 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 338254

Go with them.

Wf+6 338255

You get a corpse off the street side up and moving.

You're pinned.

Light Heart [Warlord] 338258

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338259

God fucking damn it.
Frost shot to outside or something.
See if I can get the attention of anyone I know.

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Waiting on your signal, Marrow."

Roll #0 2 = 2

Rili [Ranger] 338263

'I will try to help you guys!' 'Thank you to whoever gave me back my life.'

Wf+6 338265

Rosemary is at your side.

You can see Emrille struggling inside a collapsed house nearby.

You can only reflex shot while helpless. You don't know that skill.

Burning pitch rains down on you as you try to focus. You take a wound.

Marrowbone directs you to the Military District.

Tony [Trickster] 338266

Keep following silently.


I shake my head and trot over to help her out

Roll #0 6 = 6


Steer the others towards the military then.
Sol is not here so we have effectively no healer. Should we pause?
Try to raise again.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 338269

Follow Marrowbone and ready my weapons.
Spot for the towers, are they in good condition? Is the general area in chaos?


Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Wf+6 338270

You have Rosemary. You also have a second zombie.

You spot the four watchtowers immediately. They're evenly spaced throughout the military district. You don't see any guards, but you sense an ambush when you see how narrow the streets are and the slitted, barred windows.

You get her up and moving.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338273

"Thanks… Now let's get moving. I'm not in a mood for fucking around. AND DON'T ASK ANYTHING WHAT I WAS DOING HERE!"


What can I see of the military district from here?

Roll #0 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 338278

I go near Marrowbone.
"I fear that they are waiting to ambush us."

I look at Felfire.
"Just suggesting but I think the guards will ambush us at these narrow point. We need something to bait them out, if not then any ideas are welcome."

Light Heart [Warlord] 338280

"Miss Emrille, please do calm down."
Lead her back to Chip and the party

Wf+6 338281

You can't see because there's a cannonball in your face! AAAAAAAA.

You're on your back and reeling.

Tony [Trickster] 338282

"Maybe I can try to sneak through, find out how many of them are there."


No staph. This is not funnha!
Can my skeletons help me up?

Roll #0 6, 8 = 14

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338284

"I'll calm down when we leave and I have all the money on me."

Help her up.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 338287

I look at Tony.
"You're call if you can that is."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338288

After picking myself up, turn to him.
"You suggest we send one of my skeletons in there?"


Oh. Fun.
Rosemary can heal her.
"Can we please hurry this up?"

Roll #0 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 338291

"My DD friend suggest he will scout ahead,"

Wf+6 338293

You're definitely up.

Marrowbone seems unconcerned about a possible trap and just walks out into the street.

Almost immediately, some fifty or sixty soldiers pop out of windows – or the barrels of their guns do. The orb gives an ominous glow. '1d10+2'

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Wf+6 338295

Bolts seemingly made of onyx stretch out and catch some twenty soldiers THROUGH THE WALLS.

The remaining fifty open fire. '5d10'

Roll #1 6, 1, 5, 4, 7 = 23

Felfire [Necromancer] 338296

Look at him, remaining silent and jaw agape.

Wf+6 338297

And another twenty fall for their efforts.

Combat engaged. Ten left.

Wf+6 338299

Er, sorry, thirty left. That was a dumb mistake.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338300

Marksman shot, turn the brains of one of the fuckers into fine pink mist.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 338302

I need to know the position of my enemies.
Send my skeletons towards the two biggest groups, one each.

Roll #1 10, 6 = 16

Tony [Trickster] 338303

I look at Marrowbone with wide open eyes.
"That crazy…."

Take my guns and open fire on one of the soldiers.


Roll #1 2 = 2


"Why are we even needed?"
Cheap shot one of them.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 338306

Damn, magic users are quite useful.
Pull out my crossbow and shoot one of the guards

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 338308

Remember those blank shots? I do it again.



Roll #1 10 = 10

Rili [Ranger] 338309

Marksman shot!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Borders Skewed 338311

What's going on

Wf+6 338313

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You take out one of the guards with a well-placed bolt through a window.

The question does come to mind when your bullet bounces ineffectually off a building. Rather than take the opportunity to shoot at you, he shoots at Marrowbone.

9/10 Wounds

You brilliantly fire a whole gamut of shots and take out three soldiers.

Your shot, while missing terribly, leaves the soldier off-guard and he doesn't return fire.

The groups are both shielded by walls on either side. The bulk of them are on the second or higher floor.

You take out another three yourself.

23 left.


Marrowbone's orb begins discharging black energy directly into him, but he doesn't kill any further soldiers this turn.


Displace a target into another?

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338316

Fire shot.
Take out a guard, maybe he'll catch fire and burn up the whole house with him.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 338317

Fire again, this time take careful aim.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Rili [Ranger] 338318

Explosive shot into a group of the soldiers

Roll #1 5 = 5


Repeat Cheap Shot. I'll hit them eventually.

Roll #0 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 338320

Well can I use those 10 and 6 to burst down one of the doors?
Have the undead then wrestle with the ponies inside.

Roll #1 7, 8 = 15

Tony [Trickster] 338321

"Didn't see that comin, did ya."
Laugh and fire my guns again

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 338326

Well, those went off poorly. Marrowbone suffers another 3 for the cause.

You expertly deal with three more. Quite the ace, aren't you?

They go ahead and kill two of the ponies they run into in one of the rooms.

Fire! Fire! Fire! Unfortunately, the building is made of stone, but he's dead.

You take out one more. A guard slumps over outside your field of view when reality shifts him back into place outside of your target.

16 guards.

6/10 wounds.

Another volley!


Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 338327

Marrowbone doesn't take that one well at all. He's in pretty bad shape after the concert of blasts.



Miss Rosemary may Heal MB

I'll take a potshot with one of my flintlocks

Roll #0 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 338331

I need to know how many guards are in there.
One of the skeletons goes upstairs and attacks the first guards he finds.
Then, Time Bomb, Instant detonation on it after it has attacked.
Same deal with the other, only, this one remains on the first floor.
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6 / Roll #2 9 = 9



Roll #0 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338333

Distance Shot, keep picking them off.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Rili [Ranger] 338334

I pew pew more arrows at those darn soldiers

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 338336

I fire another volley


Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 338337

Shoot one of the guards again with my crossbow.

Roll #1 1 = 1


Just, shoot another one with my Crossbow!

Better watch that orb carefully…

Roll #0 9 = 9

Wf+6 338341

You manage to deal with another nine guards in your various means.

The healing bolt alters course and flows into the orb instead.

Marrowbone collapses and falls after taking the punishment for your failed assault. 0/10

The orb cracks and the blackness within seeps back into him. 5/10

He seems to urge you to finish the fight quickly.

Seven enemies left.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338342

Flame shot again, burn a guard to crisp.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 338343

Corpse explosion on the corpses on the floor near the alive enemies.
Chain corpse explosion, even.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 338345

Go all out and shoot the guards out front.

Roll #1 7 = 7


I shoot
Rosemary heals

Roll #0 5, 4 = 9

Rili [Ranger] 338347

Take out a guard with an arrow.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 338348

That crazy guy…
"Hey ya cunts. Too scared too come out are ya?" I shout to the soldiers.

Fire another volley '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10



Use Farsight and check the orb more closely.

Can I identify it?

Roll #0 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 338351

Seeing Bordered is getting distracted for some reason, I position myself next to him just in case.

Protect on Border.

Wf+6 338354

You burn three to a crisp, in fact.

You can't get it to spark. Maybe if you had a clear line of sight on the bodies?


Another one bites the dust.

Too bad both of them were failures.


A beautiful shot. One more barrel disappears from a window.

And you take out the remaining two soldiers.

Chip manages to jump in the way of a cannonball that went flying for Borders. Combat is over, Chip can keep standing for one more turn, then he's helpless.


Wounds count?
Raise dead. Twice if possible, to save time.

Roll #0 4, 1 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 338356

Okay just once.


Rosemary can heal Chip

Roll #0 7 = 7



Displace another guard into more, then!

Roll #0 1 + 2 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 338360

I blow away the smoke from my pistols.
I go to help Chip back up.

Wf+6 338361

Combat isn't even over. You make Chip take another cannonball for you before he collapses. What a liability!

He's feeling better, but at half hits.

In between the smoke and flame and inability to see the corpses, you fail.

Chip(DD knight) 338362

"Ouch!" I muttered
"Lets go and disable those towers."


"All of them are dead da.. I mean Border."


Kissu kissu
Try to reanimate one again. Fly up there if need be.

Roll #0 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338365

Turn to Marrowbone.
"So with these goons dead, are we going or what?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 338366

Quickly fly besides her and whisper in her ear.
"He can't talk."

Wf+6 338367

He gestures mutely at the tower doors.

You snag two undead for the price of one. They look a little flimsy, but they'll do.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338368

"Well duh, but he can nod."


"Ugh.. excuse me, and thank you."

"Do you have any way of hinting to us what that orb does, if you know?

Sight it again to see if I can tell

Roll #0 3 = 3

Wf+6 338371

He gives you a condescending look and pushes open the nearest door with a hoof.

Tony [Trickster] 338372


Spot check on the Tower doors and surrounding area


Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 338373

Follow inside, undeads ahead of me. If nothing happens to them, walk in and take a spot check. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338374

Check'em spots.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 338375

Follow inside and look for anything like traps on the area.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Rili [Ranger] 338376

I might as well try to spot check too

Roll #1 10 = 10



Better use sight and check the area, then.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 338378

Stay back for now. Somepony has to protect the Healer
"My apologies for being rather cold earlier, miss Rosemary. I simply couldn't afford you breaking down on me. I need you."

Wf+6 338380

Those buildings didn't like the beating they took earlier.

A chunk of the wall face collapses on the two of you, pinning you, and dealing damage.

Felfire: 3/5
Emrille: 3/5

You both successfully navigate to the top of the tower. You do not encounter any further soldiers.

At the top, you can see the defenders are spread thin. You do notice that there's a crowd at The Holy Ascent in the Upper Class District, and there's a huge group of troops patrolling the city wiping out groups of pirates. You think you hear cheering from the civilians as they march by. The killsquad is currently in the mercantile district.

You don't see any major groups of soldiers left in the military district.

It's amusing that the seer has a worse view than a couple of fighters, but then, they're at the top of a tower.

She offers a weak smile. She seems like she's in a slightly better mood than before, though.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338382



"That's what I like to see. Now please, I believe miss Emrille and Felfire could use some aid."

Roll #0 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 338386

I go to help Felfire and Emrille up.


Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 338387

I look at the sea and see if there is a way I can signal them that it is safe to approach.


Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 338388

You get them standing in short order.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338389

"And then I will torment his soul for years to come, damnit!"
Turn to the healer.
"I'm a bit hurt, could you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338390

"Thanks again… these buildings… I hope this city gets demolished once we leave."

Chip(DD knight) 338391

"We need to signal the ships that it is safe now." I told the others.


Now Heal

Roll #0 7 = 7

Wf+6 338393

You can't, but Marrowbone can. He leans out and a bolt of black shoots from his horn, like a beacon into the sky. You can see some of the groups of pirates on the ground start moving toward the towers to take control of them.

In the bay, the three ships are still tangling with the enemy fleet.

Wf+6 338395

Felfire: 4/5
Emrille: 3/5

Felfire [Necromancer] 338396

"Still… A bit bruised.."
Give a sheepish smile.

Chip(DD knight) 338397

"Well at least that is taken cared off. Thanks Marrowbone."
I then look at the mercantile district.
"whatever is happening there, I dont want it coming here. Should we abandon our post here?"



Roll #0 6 = 6

Wf+6 338399

Your HQ is in the middle class district.

Felfire: 5/5
Emrille: 3/5


"You all seem a destructive bunch."

Roll #0 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 338401

Shoot her a wink non sexually.
So, what's left to do here?


Rolls for Emrille

"Please, do not generalize."

Roll #0 8, 1 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338403

"I'm just angry at buildings collapsing on me the third or so time, okay?"

Wf+6 338404

You can go loot targets, but you've completed one sidequest and failed the other.

Heals then hurts. She's still at 3.

Wf+6 338405

Oh, and Rosemary is also down and at 4/5.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338406

"Ouch, watch it!"

I thought we were heading to loot something right now?

Felfire [Necromancer] 338407

"The best kind of bunch."
Give him a grin and go float down between my two undead.
Which one did we pass and which fail? Don't we still have time to complete Pale Horse?


She gets up

"I'm sure she is merely fatigued."

Roll #0 10 = 10


Heal on Emrille again

Roll #0 6, 9 = 15

Wf+6 338410

You completed A View to Kill, but failed On A Pale Horse. He took too much damage and the orb cracked.

Up and healed.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338411

Felfire [Necromancer] 338413

Damnit RNG.
I hat you.
Which one of the loot locations is the nearest?

Borders Skewed [Mage] 338414

"Right, right…"

"I guess this is just the band I have ended up in, too."

Wf+6 338415

The armory.

Chip(DD knight) 338416

I look at the tower, are there any cannons, guns and stuff on it that we may use?

"Hmmm… we essentially liberated this tower so that looting can be easy. So far we looted the bank so thats big."
"Lets go down this tower if we are finished."

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 338417

Turn to everyone else.
"We should start moving for the armory."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338419

"Which one pays better?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 338420

"That sounds quite dangerous… I'm certain it will be well guarded."


"Right. Wouldn't want to miss out on gear. Or in my case, test equipment."


Any chance I would know where to loot magic stuff?

Roll #0 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 338423

I smile at the thought of more weapons.

Chip(DD knight) 338425

"Alright then, but we need someone to scout ahead."
"If there's no choice, then I'll follow."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338427

"The seer can do it!"
Point at Skewed.
"Let's check."

Wf+6 338429

The tower is armed.

Probably the armory.

The upper class district locations.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 338431

"Right… I could. They didn't have security at the bank for this, so this should be unguarded as well."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338432

Stop for a second as I think.
"Hey, uh GUYS AND GALS! What if we just went to the fancy district? Low risk high reward?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 338433

"It's far away. We have little time. But I guess we could go."
"So, can you check the armory and fancy burg out?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 338434

"I do not believe that for a second."

Tony [Trickster] 338435

"The whole Order of the Virtuous is in there lad, that wouldn't be pretty."


"Right. Give me a little…"

Activate Astral Projection and chart a path to the armoury.

"I am genuinely uninterested in whatever lies there."

Roll #0 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338437

"That's why we should canter over there, like, right now."

"Easier than an well defended armory. Or a giant metal golem."

Wf+6 338439

All the chaos makes it hard to meditate to have an out of body experience.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338440

"Whoooa wait a minute. Those fanatics are there? No way. I call myself out. Not showing up there."
"No. Just no. I don't want to deal with those guys."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338441

But both normal and ISC variant are automatic anyway.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338442

"Bah, fine…"

Wf+6 338443

I can't help it if he rolls! That's like rolling a three to walk down a staircase! Walking is automatic.

Light Heart [Warlord] 338444

"I know the elite all too well. So eager to protect what they hold dear. They are willing to spend a lot of money on keeping themselves safe."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338446

"Let's just go somewhere then and get as much money or gold as we can."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338447

"If only the seer would tell us where!"
Tap my hooves impatiently.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 338448


Let's do it again

Wf+6 338450

The upper class district has one small patrol left controlling it, but there are three drop points there that have very large piles of gold and valuables to loot.

The armory has a few guards left and runners taking weapons back to the frontlines at the walls. The guard group is small, but if the runners were alerted, it would bring a large force. You also see a small group of pirates has infiltrated the armory and piled up most of the more valuable weapons, though there aren't many. They will be able to escape and help you load them if you deal with the guards.

Wf+6 338451

Sorry, the UCS has two drop points with large loot piles and one other target that hasn't been looted.

Chip(DD knight) 338453

Sorry, fell asleep.
"There is a huge concetration of pirate hunters there, I will not go there if I were you."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 338454

Any good magic artifacts anywhere?

Light Heart [Warlord] 338455


Wf+6 338456

In the Mercantile District.

Wf+6 338458

Roll to spot.

Chip(DD knight) 338460

I raise an eyebrow.
"In the upper class district, it can be seen from here in our position in the tower. Look." I point with my finger to that part of the city.

Wf+6 338461

Stop giving you allies shitty information come on I just reminded you two posts ago that it was the MERCANTILE DISTRICT with the kill squad.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338462

"Wait I don't get it. Are there ponies of the order or not there?"

Chip(DD knight) 338463

"Mercantile district, sorry about that."

Wf+6 338464

Just to save your the hassle of getting wrong information again, Chip answers "No, there aren't."

Chip(DD knight) 338465

Felfire [Necromancer] 338466

"Good. We will steer clear of that. Anything else?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338467

I tap my hoof impatiently.
"I vote on raiding the Fancy district, like, right now."

Chip(DD knight) 338468

"Alright then, I'm in."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338469

"I told you. No. Those zaelot would tear me down in a second. If you go there I'm not coming."

Light Heart [Warlord] 338471

"So both districts are dangerous. Great. I believe retraet to Humble's might be a good option now."

Chip(DD knight) 338473

"The zealots, if Fellfire is out then I am out too."

"That would be best."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338474

"There is still the armory, if only the SEER-"
Turn to Skewed and raise my voice as i say this.
"-would tell us how dangerous that place is!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338475

"But there's so much shit to get still! Would you just leave it here to burn?"

Wf+6 338476

There are no zealots in the UCS.

Light Heart [Warlord] 338477

"Pirate hunters are bad for my health."

Felfire [Necromancer] 338478

IC I don't know that.
"Those are in the merchantile district. The armory is right there, in the military."

Wf+6 338479

Yes you do. See: >>338464

Felfire [Necromancer] 338480

Oh thanks god.
"I'm fine with the facy ponies place then."
missed that.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338483

Speak louder and get going towards the Upper District

Wf+6 338484

Everyone roll for luck.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338485




Roll #0 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 338488



Roll #1 8 = 8



Roll #0 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338490


Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 338492


Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 338493

You part ways with Marrowbone. As you leave the district, the pirates coming to occupy the tower drop off your carriage train. You enter the district.

Do you go to the Goldenblood Estate, North End, or Holy Ascent first?

Chip knows that the Goldenblood Estate and North End have been pre-looted for you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338494

Does pre-looted mean that there is less resistance but less salvage?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338495

North End sounds promising

Wf+6 338497

No, it means you have a team of pirates waiting for you to come for the loot they picked out there.

Felfire [Necromancer] 338499


Chip(DD knight) 338502

"North end it is."

Tony [Trickster] 338503

Go wherever.

Wf+6 338505

You find a bunch of toothy grins welcoming you with open arms amongst the flames and rubble. There's an awfully big pile of loot, and no guards around. Get to horking!

Wf+6 338506

The pirates help pile some in. '4d10'

Roll #1 7, 3, 6, 5 = 21

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338507


Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 338508

Work, work.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 338509

No time to wait around.
"To me, my minions!"
Let's loot.

Roll #1 3, 4, 7 = 14


Wonderful, more of this

Rosemary and I help as well.

Roll #0 10, 8 = 18

Chip(DD knight) 338511

"Haha! Time for some pillagin."

Also find some good dress both for Summer and Nurse heart

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 338515

76% looted.

They go for another round. '4d10'

Roll #1 1, 4, 8, 8 = 21

Wf+6 338516



Roll #0 5, 9 = 14

Tony [Trickster] 338518

Looting and stuff.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 338520

That's far more than enough. The pirates even hop onto your caravan. They'll be happy to aid you in combat.

Where to next?

Felfire [Necromancer] 338521

"We should move on to the Estate"

Tony [Trickster] 338524

Just go.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 338525

"Haha! Now we're talking!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 338526

Chip(DD knight) 338527

"Lets go."

Wf+6 338908

On your way to the North End, you run into a small patrol of ponies. Just five of them, but they look well armed. They draw their weapons immediately as you approach.

Rolling for danger. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 338909

They may be well armed but they're obviously novices.


Lean out of the carriage again, smiling
"Please. We are mere travelers trying to get away from all this dreadful chaos."
Motion to where we came from
"We saw some looters over there, had to make a swift getaway as they started shooting at us."

Roll #0 6 + 2 = 8

Wf+6 338984


"I don't know if we can wait any longer, Summer… We have to go help those ponies that are sick."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339000

"But what about the pirates? They're going to hurt people!"

Wf+6 339004

"For now, we need to focus on saving the lives that we can. Remember what I taught you about triage, sweetie?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339006

"Help the ponies who need it the most first in times of crisis… do you think the pirates will still be arguing by the time we get back?"

Wf+6 339008

"I hope so, and if not… well, there isn't much we can do to dissuade them for now. The other ponies, though, we can help for sure. You have the power."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339016

"I do… so let's get a move on then! C'mon!"
I start running off in the direction of the Holy Ascent.

Wf+6 339022

Spring guides you through the city. It's a pretty traumatizing experience: half of the structures are burned out or collapsed, and stray explosives and cannonballs are still flying. You manage to navigate through the upper class district, and get stopped by a patrol, but they let you go almost immediately. You don't look like a threat at all, and they're pretty shaken.

You approach The Holy Ascent and find a large purple bubble around the site, not unlike the one Abilio had protecting Humble's house.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339031

I huddle close to Spring as we walk through the husk of the city, stopping when we get to the bubble and pointing at it.
"What's that?…"

Wf+6 339034

"It's a magic shield… to keep out the Order, and those cannonballs."
You already know what it is. This was part of Seed Sower's master plan, remember? The bubble keeps attackers out and the disease in.

As you near it, you can see perhaps a hundred finely dressed ponies, nearly all of whom are panicking, though from symptoms or assault you cannot say. It's hard to see how progressed they are from this distance.

At the edge of the bubble, you see a very concerned unicorn guard standing, watching you.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339044

Right. But Summer probably didn't remember because of all the drama that's happened. She just remembered the vague plan, not necessarily specifics.
I slowly tug on Spring's leg and try to get her attention towards that guard.
"Um… momma? Are we gonna sneak by that guard?"

Wf+6 339047

She shakes her head. "What good would a shield be at stopping assassins if we could just sneak past?"

She walks you up to the guard. "Please, we need shelter from the attack. I'm a doctor! I can help, just let me in!"

The guard seems uncertain, but ends up shaking his head.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339049

I look up at him with wide, innocent eyes. Compassion '1d10'
"Mister Guard?… It's really scary out here… can we please come inside?"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 339055

He seems torn, then finally relents and opens the bubble, just long enough for you to skirt inside.

Once inside the bubble, you see there's a second, smaller bubble. It must be a backup. Good thing, too, because the intervening area with the guard acts like an airlock. The disease can't escape by air.

Inside the inner bubble, ponies are between shock and terror. Some of them have collapsed, straining to breathe out of their noses, while others are running around madly for fear of the cannonballs that can't even get inside. None of them even appear to be helping one another.

Spot check.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339060


Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 339066

You get caught up in the panic and collapse, gasping for breath, unable to deal with so many ponies around you in pain.

You're pulled back to your hooves by your mother, who is now wearing a strip of cloth on her face. She tears off another and ties it around yours.

Wow… I sure hope that gasp doesn't have dire consequences later. Spot check again.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339074

"We… We gotta help them! We gotta just… we gotta do something!"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 339078

There, in the crowd, you see one pony not panicking. Off to the side, in a simple brown habit, looking more like a servant or perhaps a Holy Guard priest than a guest, you see the Provost Seed Sower. She's wearing a surgical mask.

She nods at you subtly.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339091

I fearfully nod back at her and try to summon up my magic, and… try to purify the air.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 339097

It falls flat. In fact, you find it hard to concentrate. Your ears feel moist. Touching a hoof to one, you draw it back and see the slightest shimmer of blood.

Seed Sower approaches you slowly on her wooden leg, "I'm glad you came, Summer Seas. My faith in you, and Celestia, has been rewarded."

Spring seems surprised. "Who is this? How does she know who you are?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339116

"This is Miss Provst Seed Sour momma…"
Oh dear…
I- I try to purify the air again.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 339134

You successfully send a bolt out, searing the air and killing pathogens, but every pony there except Spring and the Provost is infected. With another round of coughing, your efforts are defeated.

Suddenly, it's feeling a little bit harder to breathe and see. Your mother and the Provost are having some conversation but you're having a hard time keeping up…

"ᵀʰᵉ ᴾʳᵒᵛᵒˢᵗ⋅⋅⋅ᵐᵃᶰᶦᵃᶜˢ?"

"⋅⋅⋅ᴵ⋅⋅⋅ ᶰᵒʷ, ʷʰᵃᵗ'ˢ ᶦᵐᵖᵒʳᵗᵃᶰᵗ ᶦˢ ⋅⋅⋅ʷᵉ ˢᵉᵗ ᵃˢᶦᵈᵉ ⋅⋅⋅"

"ʸᵒᵘ'ʳᵉ⋅⋅⋅ ᵂᵉ ᶜᵃᶰ ᵈᵉᵃᶫ ʷᶦᵗʰ ⋅⋅⋅ ᴸᶦᵛᵉˢ ᵃʳᵉ⋅⋅⋅"

Autohypnotism check.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339140

N- No!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 339168

You sort of blankly stare at the two while they talk for who knows how long. Dreamily, you stare, vaguely aware of how difficult breathing has become. You can't hear anything but the sound of your lungs as they struggle to keep pumping it through your nose. And the beat of your heart.

After a moment, you see the two of them look at you. Spring immediately panics and tries to scream something, but the Provost just looks at you gravely. As Spring clings to you, you feel tears drop onto your skin. Seed Sower approaches you with a knife, and while Spring is distracted, she cuts into one of your ears.

She sticks her peg leg into your hooves and whispers in your ear, "I made this plan today because I believed in you. I came here alone today because I believed in you. I risked everything because I believed in you."

You think you see tears in her eyes as well, but she blinks them away. With her non-peg leg, she reaches into her habit and pulls out an icon bearing Celestia's crest, and drapes it around your neck. She gives you a baleful stare for a moment more over your mother's hysterical sobs, and whispers one last thing, "I still believe in you."

She collapses, eyes glazed over, and suddenly, you feel clear-headed. The disease has not left your body, but you are no longer foggy of mind. In spite of all the chaos around you, things seem clear.

You feel a tremor of magic out of the icon. It's some sort of catalyst…

Acquired: Provost's Peace
Apply +5 to attempts to heal outside of combat. Stacks with cutie mark.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339175

I need to heal.
I pray to Luna for the healing of all these ponies.

Roll #1 3 + 5 = 8

Wf+6 339189

A blast of light fills the inside of the bubble, and all of the ponies inside drop what they're doing to stand or lay dumbly in silence.

You collapse, spent of energy, but your mother still clings to you. Having said the prayer, even you are feeling better. Your hearing slowly begins to clear, you can see, and you can breathe.

"⋅⋅⋅ ʸᵒᵘ ⋅⋅⋅ ᵗʰᶦˢ ʷᵒᵘᶫᵈ ⋅⋅⋅ ᴸᵘᶰᵃ, ᴵ ᵇᵉᶫᶦᵉᵛᵉᵈ ʸᵒᵘ⋅ ⋅⋅⋅ ᴴᵉᶫᵖ ʰᵉʳ﹗I can't lose her yet! You can't lose her yet! Please do something!"

She seems to have been too preoccupied with her grief to notice the prayer healing all the ponies.

Wf+6 339200

The novice guards seem convinced, but they also don't seem very excited about hunting down pirates. They let you by without trouble.

You approach The Holy Ascent and find a large purple bubble around the site, not unlike the one Abilio had protecting Humble's house.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339201

"Huh…? Momma?"
I try to struggle back to my hooves and look around. Are the ponies healed now? What's going on?

Roll #1 1 = 1


Can I tell anything about that shield?

Roll #0 4 = 4

Wf+6 339206

Nope. She's still handling you like a ragdoll. It's nice to know she cares, but it's like you're already dead!

But everyone looks healed. Traces of the disease are gone.


"One moment."
Hop out of the carriage and approach the guard
"Honorable guard, would you be so kind as to let us in?"

Roll #0 7 + 2 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339208

I'll let her do the talking for now.

Tony [Trickster] 339210

Spot check

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339212

"Momma! I- I'm okay!…"
I try to get back to my hooves again.
And… what about Provost Seed Sower?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 339220

"What is this sorcery? What do we do now?" I look at the others.

Wf+6 339222

It looks like a very powerful arcane barrier. It would be very difficult to deal with by force, as evidenced by the cannonballs that are bouncing off it like tennis balls.

The guard scrutinizes you at length. "Well, you appear to be of noble blood at least, but your companions aren't even dressed for the occasion!"

He says this as another building collapses in flame nearby.

Through all that smoke? Can't see shit, Captain.

You're on your hooves, and your mother is praising Luna. Not much can be said for the provost, though.

Her eyes are glassy. She has given up the ghost.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339224

Let the lady work then.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339225

"Can we worry about dress codes when the city is not on fire?"
Flick my hat.
"And I got this fancy hat."


I clear my throat
"My companions and I have been through a lot. These dreadful pirates have sent us on the run. I assure you we are quite wealthy and mean no trouble. If you would be so kind as to provide us shelter, we can make it worth your while."

Roll #0 3 + 2 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 339232

Stick close to the others and let them do the talking.

Tony [Trickster] 339233

Wait and see what happens.

Wf+6 339235

He doesn't seem convinced. "I'll let you in, miss, but the rabble and riff-raff have got to stay out."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339236

"M- Miss Provst Seed Sour?…"
I slowly walk over to her and nuzzle her. Is she… is she really gone?

Light Heart [Warlord] 339237

"… Very well."
I look back at the rest and wink at them

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339239

I roll my eyes.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339241

Chip(DD knight) 339242

I look at him, still clueless.

Wf+6 339243

To the greatest of your knowledge, she's dead. No pulse, no breathing. Non-responsive. No reflexes. It'll be a few minutes before rigor mortis sets in, though.

Most of the rich ponies have started to conglomerate around you.

He opens the outer bubble for you, allowing you to see that there's a second, smaller bubble on the inside. It's a two-tier security process.

On the inside, you notice perhaps a hundred relieved ponies. They're all slowly starting to gather off to one side, excitedly surrounding something.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339246

He is responsible for keeping the bubbles going then?

If so, quickly take out my dagger and stab him in the eye. Cheap shot.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339248

"M- Miss Provst Seed…"
I try to bring her back. Heal! C'mon… you can't go! Not now!

Roll #1 5 + 7 = 12

Wf+6 339252

He's not supporting the bubbles, just opening them and closing them.

Imagine, if you will, how Shining Armor was the one who made the bubble over Canterlot, but the guards at the tracks let in the train.

Her corpse is the picture of health. But it's still a corpse.


Crap. Try and find who is responsible

Roll #0 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 339259

Seeing what Lightheart has done, I ready my weapon and look around to see if any threat is nearby.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 339263

A thorough search of the area reveals that there is a finely-dressed unicorn with a pair of guards now mingling in the crowd. He looks like he's putting up a constant flow of magic.

You should know by now that rolling when nothing can be gained only begs for loss. A cannonball bounces off the shield and slams into your head. You take one wound.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339267

"N- No… y- you- I- we needed you to… to help the ponies!"
I slowly start tearing up.
Wait a minute…
I perk up with an idea.
"Momma! Can you please help me lift her? I- I have an idea!"
I try to hop up and look above the crowd. Are the pirates here? Do I see anyone I recognize?

Roll #1 1 = 1


Approach him and the guards
"Quick! You two! The captain needs your help over at the west side! Pirates are inside the domain!"

Roll #0 9 + 2 = 11

Wf+6 339278

The crowd has fully surrounded you now, and they all want to shake your hoof. Somehow they all know they owe their lives to you!

You're pulled into the throng of grateful ponies, helpless.

They believe you absolutely, but they're not going to do anything with that information. It's a miracle you fought through the crowd to get to them.

"Okay? So? We can actually see the ships from here. We're totally aware of the pirate threat. That's why we're staying where it's safe."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339283

"W- Wait! I gotta go to th- Momma! Heeelp!"
I try to get out of the crowd '1d10' and Spring helps me 'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4 / Roll #2 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 339284

"Did you not hear what I said? They are inside the domain! They got past the shields! They'll kill us all!"

Wf+6 339300

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"Okay, okay. Calm down."

They travel a few feet away to get out of the crowd to take a look across the empty ground at the east side (I'm changing it for your benefit otherwise you would have sounded dumb).

She manages to peel you out of the throng.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339304

Right. Cheap shot on the unicorn. Strike the base of his horn with my dagger

Wf+6 339307

Rolling to determine if any of the rich ponies defend themselves.


Roll #1 8, 1, 7, 8, 5, 7, 4, 5, 2, 2 = 49

Wf+6 339312

Most of the nobleponies scream and scatter, but at least forty of them surround you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339314

Be ready to send my minions in as soon as the shield falls.

Roll #1 9, 1 = 10


Is the shield down?

Fly up up and away! Back to the group!

Roll #0 2 = 2

Wf+6 339321

Very briefly.

He stands back up and telekinetically grips you by the tail, slamming you to your hooves.

"A murderer amongst us? How quaint."

Everyone rolls to get inside in the six seconds that the shield is down. One of Felfire's zombies makes it, the other eats a cannonball.

Wf+6 339322

For clarity, you're helpless, Light.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339323

Lighting fast reflexes!

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339324

I cling to her as she pulls me out.
Wait what's going on?
I try to get my bearings as to what's happening here!

Roll #1 5 = 5


Fly in!

Roll #0 2 = 2


"Murderer? You're the one working together with the pirates, you mole!"
Get up

Roll #0 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 339329


Roll #1 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 339330

Roll to get in

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 339333

You WERE in a crowd of ponies congratulating you, probably willing to do anything for you.

About 60% of them have dissipated. The other 40% have surrounded Light Heart angrily.

Looks like she's having the tar beaten out of her by a guard.

You both make a fly for it, but Emrille pulls back in time, whereas Felfire slams directly into the re-activated shield and falls down, helpless.

Chip manages to roll inside, though.

You aren't so lucky. Gotta go faster!

He kicks you while you're down.

"Trying to make a mockery of me? I'm the one protecting all these ponies from the cannonballs. And you? Your head is going to hang from the church tomorrow you pirate scum."


Emrille [Gunslinger] 339336

Help Felfire up.
"Fuck! We need to do something!"

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339337

THat was an accident

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 339339

I look at the one's who was left behind then stare at those who are ready to pounce at me.


Summer Seas [Cleric] 339340

The pirates are here!
Oh no, miss Light Heart!
N- No… I gotta focus.
I try to find where Felfire is.
And Spring follows me along, trying to carry Provost Seed Sower.
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 339341

Can I burrow underneath the shield?


Roll #1 4 = 4


Get up!
"You are keeping them imprisoned while the pirates are sneaking inside! Did you not hear what I told you earlier?"

Roll #0 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 339345

Oh well.
Time bomb the skeleton and send it to attack the closest ponies.
Explode in 2 turns

"Help me up!"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 339348

Also attack the one who is hurting Light heart if possible

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 339353

Based on the arc, you assume it goes underground, too. Where's that teleportation mage when you need him?

You try digging anyway, and only bloody your claws on the cement.

It goes and attacks some civilians. They start crowding around it to try to kill it.

How many decide to attack it? '1d40'

You roll to your feet.

"The pirates aren't bloody sneaking you idiot, we can see them right now in the bay! They're being very obvious about raiding the city. Now I'm going to put you down!"

The other guards close in for the melee, and attack you. You dodge the first hit, but the second one catches you in the leg.

4/5 hits

You burst through the crowd and give a meteoric punch to the guard that slashed her leg with your cestus, right in the temple. He falls over, dead. Damn, dog, you strong.

"BLACKGUARDS, ALL OF YOU!" The Captain yells in response.

Roll #1 34 = 34

Wf+6 339354

And how effectual are 34 ponies attacking your zombie? '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 339356

The zombie is ripped to shreds by the crowd of angry civilians before it can detonate.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339357


Fire both pistols at the unicorn's face!

Roll #0 5, 6 = 11

Felfire [Necromancer] 339359

Anybody helping me up?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339360

Can I take a turn to get a good aim at any threat once the shield falls?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 339361

You successfully locate Felfire, looking stunned, at the edge of the bubble. She's rubbing her head.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339362

"Mister Chip! Take down the unicorn!"

Wf+6 339363

Doesn't look like it.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339364

I liek ground.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339365

Tony [Trickster] 339366

Is she on the outside or the inside? Help her up if outside.


Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 339368

Oh, okay, you're helpless too and take a wound as well.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339369

She's on the outside… Dangit!
What else is going on here?
Where'd that guard who was guarding the entrance go?
Spring helps me try and find him too.
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 339372

Attack one of the guards and put them down.


Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339374

That was an accidental 1, I rolled a 6!

Wf+6 339378

You get a glancing blow off of the captain and he returns one to you. Fortunately for you, his remaining guard misses you.

The guard at the entrance is trying to work through the mob to get at Light Heart and Chip to try to kill them. He succeeds and joins the melee, but misses his swing aimed at Chip.

In that case, you're both up. I see it now.

Sure, why not?

Light Heart [Warlord] 339381

"The unicorn! take him down!"

Take out my sword and stab him. Cheap Shot. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339384

Do I see any rope around?
Is there anything I can use to try and restrain the pirates so they will stop causing trouble?!
Spring looks too.
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6 / Roll #2 10 = 10

Wf+6 339388

Oh and you take a hit, too. Sorry I forgot you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339393

Both up includes me?

Wf+6 339394

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339395

Well, take aim with that 8 at the guards and wait for the shield to fall.


Reanimate a corpse.
Raise Ancients.

Roll #0 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 339398

Stand up.
Do I notice Summer and Spring presence?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 339399

You are exceptionally lucky. The corpse you animate is on the other side of the shield.

Okay you can have some rope but I swear this is the last time you can fabricate plot items with a 10.

He cuts into you again.

2/5 hits

The crowd around you is too thick. Those nobleponies don't take kindly to pirates.

Tony [Trickster] 339400

There has to be some way to get into that shield.

Another spot check.

Roll #1 10 = 10


Stab him! This shield needs to go down…

Roll #0 8 = 8


Send it against the pony attacking Light Heart.
Or after the one mantaining the shield.

If that pony is alone, as soon as the corpse reach it, blow it up. Otherwise, use the roll to attack.

Roll #0 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339405

I get Spring to try to magically throw the rope around the pirates and drag them out of the crowd.
Meanwhile, I try to amplify my voice with magic and yell over the crowd.
"Please stop fighting!"
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 339406

Then attack one of the guards again.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 339407


Wf+6 339408

You do an exceptional job of identifying the only two ways past: dealing with the unicorn captain or teleporting inside.

You get in a good stab.

He ambles over to where he's supposed to go and crumbles as he tries to push past the crowd of angry ponies.

As Chip tries to attack, Spring Water lassos him and drags him back through the crowd, over to Summer.

He can make rolls to break free, but it's a DC9 (escaping a knot is always harder than tying it).




Roll #0 4 = 4


Summon yet another skeleton.. Sigh.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339411

I guess I can't do shit from the outside, so keep aiing

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339412

"Miss Light Heart! Mister Chip! Please stop fighting!"
I try to yell over the crowd.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 339417

The captain and one of his guards start tearing into you, while the other, fresh to the fight, stands off to the side.

She can hear you but it's totally up to her if she wants to surrender.

You have to have more passion than that if you want to raise the very dead.

Wf+6 339418

Oh, and that's enough to make you helpless, Light Heart.

Chip(DD knight) 339419

"Wha… what??! Spring?! Summer?!"
I look at the two.

"What are you doing here! Its not safe!"

Try to get out of the rope.

Roll #1 4 = 4


For the love of Grogar this is a mess! Raise something on the other side of the shield damnit!

Roll #0 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 339421

Is there a pony outside the shield in sight except us?


Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339422

"Please Mister Chip! You- You gotta help us! Miss Light Heart won't stop fighting and we don't have any more rope! A- And I gotta get to Miss Feelfear!"


Get up
"Very well then. You have driven me to a corner, pirate. I surrender."

Roll #0 5 = 5

Wf+6 339428

You can't manage it with your big clumsy hands.

You can see three ships full of ponies bombarding this district. In fact, one is shooting at you right now! You have a really great view of this cannonball!


He kicks you gain in the stomach.

"I'm not accepting surrender from you."


Wf+6 339429

You may love Grogar but he isn't showing you much love today.

Chip(DD knight) 339430

"What why?"
I look at Lightheart, then to Summer.
"Whats wrong?"


Okay help Tony up.

Roll #0 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339435

"Wait… Wait Mister Guard! Please don't kill her!"
I run over to the guard captain while…
Can Spring talk to Chip while Summer goes and deals with the guard?

Chip(DD knight) 339436

Also try to get out of the rope again.

Roll #1 10 = 10


Get up
"Of course you wouldn't, pirate."

Roll #0 3 = 3

Wf+6 339453

You give up on untying it and just tear loose with your hulking strength.

Spring Water beseeches you, "Please, Mister Chip, don't go back and fight. Just leave here peacefully. Let these ponies go, and we'll come with you back to the ship, okay? Will you go it for me?"

The cannonballs are really increasing in frequency! You can see the ships are closing into the harbor ever since you took out those towers.

Needless to say, you're helpless.

This time he stabs you in the gut, and his flunky does as well. The other guard just watches in morbid curiosity. You're in a bad way.


He considers it. "I do owe you my life, little filly, but this pirate would kill any of us given the chance. Perhaps I can spare her, however. If she doesn't resist, we'll just toss her outside the shield and let Celestia choose how to deal with her."

If you don't roll with your next post, Light Heart, he tosses you outside. If you fail your next roll, he kills you (no autohypno save), if you pass, you're standing.

In the distance, you hear the beat of drums, and cheers. Far from here, those of you outside the bubble can see from your raised position on the hill, civilians cheering and sticking their heads out of windows to welcome a crowd of soldiers, walking in locked step. At their head is a single figure, still too distant to make out, but everyone seems to be chanting his name.

"Colonel Rhett, Hero of the Manesian Sea!"


Fuckfuckfuck I need to get up please!

Roll #0 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339457

Help her up.
"Let's get out of here!"

Roll #1 7 = 7




Roll #0 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 339460

"We gotta pull Chip and Summers out!"

Tony [Trickster] 339461

"Oh shit, oh shit."

I got so much adrenaline from hearing Rhett is coming I can lift myself up for once.


Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339463

"Oh fuck, oh fuck, we can't leave them, but by the sound of it that's a small fucking army!"

Chip(DD knight) 339464

I look at Spring and back at the fight.
"Not unless everyone is out of here, I'll be last to get out."

Like I am saying, Lightheart is blundering.

Jump in and protect her.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339466

Can I use that 8 to lift him up?
"Damnit they just had to kill one pony!"

Wf+6 339467

You're up.

You help Tony up instead.

He throws you outside, spitting on your bleeding body. In her panic, Rosemary shocks you with a bolt of magic.


Two autohypnotism rolls please.

Light Heart isn't actually rolling there, that's Rosemary to heal her after she's been thrown out.

You and Spring follow her.



Roll #0 1, 6 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339469

Does Spring have Provost?
If not, she picks her up.
I follow after Spring!
"W- What's going on?"

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 339477

Follow Spring.

"What are you two doing here? It is not safe here? Have you forgotten that I almost risked my life saving you!" I give Summer an angry glare.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339481

"Someone just pick up Light and let's get out of here before we all get killed! Come on!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 339482

Holy fuck can I pick up Light and be on the wagon again to leave?

Roll #1 3 = 3



Rosemary can pick me up and put me in the carriage

Roll #0 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 339486

Get back in the carriage.

Chip(DD knight) 339491

I then pick Ligheart out of here.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 339498

Spring has the Provost's corpse. With a roll like that, you'd normally be hit by some kind of falling debris. Good thing you're in a magic bubble!

You follow her onto the caravan. "We need to go, now, sweetie."

You stay awake for the end. It's not pleasant. You choke on your own blood as you stare, gasping for breath, into the eyes of Rosemary. She's sobbing as she tries to heal you, but the damage is beyond repair. You can't seem to hear what she's saying… some sort of high pitched whine. Perhaps burst ear drums. You try to gargle some last words at her, but you're not sure they made it through the blood…

You are dead.

You've got her.

Roll for luck, everyone.

Tony [Trickster] 339501

Oh pls


Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 339502


Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339503

For fuck's sake, really, just get the fuck out of here

Roll #1 1 = 1


C-can Rosemary roll?

Roll #0 9 = 9



Roll #0 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339506

"I had to be here Mister Chip! I- Never mind. Miss Feelfear!"
I try to get Felfire's attention.
C- Can Spring roll too?
'r2 1d10' / Roll #2 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339508


Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 339509

"What is it Summer?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339511

"Can you please talk to this pony! O- Or… whatever it is you do!"
I point to the body of Provost.


"Uh… Sure kid."

Roll #0 3 = 3



Roll #0 3 = 3



Roll #0 1 = 1


I give up.

Roll #0 9 = 9

Wf+6 339527

Well, there's a reason you failed so many times.

There's no soul connected to that body. Nothing at all. That thing is beyond dead, there is nothing waiting for it on the other side. Whatever once inhabited it has been totally displaced.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339531

This… This I shall remember. And I will have to ask Terre… Or the brains… Or the guy in the whale about.
Or maybe I'll see him in the mirror.
"Kid… Where did you find this body?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339536

"M- Miss Provst Seed Sour… she was going to help all the poor ponies, b- but… I tried to heal the really bad disease but I couldn't and I was going to… going to…"
I start hyperventilating a bit.
"But then Miss Provst Seed Sour, she… she did… something, and then I suddenly cleared up. And… she just… collapse. Y- You can't do anything? Nothing at all?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 339539

"Right now? Alone? No. I fear not.
But I can take her on the ship. Ask the others. Together, we can work something out, okay?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339541

I slowly fiddle with the icon that she gave me an-
"Miss Feelfear! Can you… can you try it with this?"
I hold out the icon of Celestia.

Chip(DD knight) 339542

I sighed and look around to make sure nothing is following us.

Wf+6 339543

Your carriage takes off at top speed. The sound of drums gets louder and louder. At the last minute, your carts hit a bump and they topple onto the side of the road. Good thing all that gold was in bags.

All of you fall to the right side of your respective cabins, piling up with the other ponies there. Your caravan has been rendered stationary.

You hear the beat of drums marking ever closer. The marches increases in volume to that of a hail storm. They're only feet away now, and you're all piled in a heap on the side of the road with two carriages full of stolen goods.

You can almost feel the presence of the one they call Rhett outside.

"Company… HALT!"

Even as the drums and marching die away, there are still cheers from the crowd of civilians. Their savior is here. A true hero. Fighter of evil. Hunter of pirates.

Roll for luck again.


Oh that sneaky motherfucker.

Roll #0 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339546


Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 339547


Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 339548


Roll #1 7 = 7



Roll #0 7 = 7



Roll #0 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339551

And one for Spring, if applicable.
'r2 1d10'

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

Wf+6 339573

=47/42, pass

Colonel Rhett bellows from the front of the column of troops: "Company, march!"

Like a thunderstorm starting all at once, the troops continue on, up the incline toward the Holy Ascent.

After several minutes of waiting for his hundreds of soldiers to pass, you think it's safe to leave. Of course, given that the Holy Ascent is a dead end, he'll be on his way back soon…

You'll need to roll to get those carriages up and running.

Total DC=15 for each of the three.

Total DC is different than Average DC. It means your rolls just need to equal that amount, so two ponies can get one carriage with a 7 and an 8.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339576

Get it fucking done

Roll #1 4 = 4


Running. Now.

Roll #0 6 = 6


Rosemary pls

Do it for your ded waifu

Roll #0 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 339580

Get going, get going

Roll #1 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339581

Me and Spring try to help!

Roll #1 3, 6 = 9

Wf+6 339583

Carriage 1 lifted. You all give a sigh of relief as the first gold carriage is back in place.

Carriage 2 is at 86%. Summer really strains, tiny as she is.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339585


Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339586

I- I'm a big pony!

Roll #1 5, 9 = 14



Roll #0 3 = 3


Get it done!

Roll #0 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 339589


Roll #1 1 = 1

Tony [Trickster] 339591


Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 339593

Carriage 2 is up.

Carriage 3 up.

Chip down.

In the distance, you see the column of troops turn as one.

Tony [Trickster] 339594

Get chip up now.


Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339596

"Oh fuck, oh fuck, oh fuck…"

Help Chip up!

Roll #1 1 = 1


Get the downs up.

Roll #0 1 = 1


Rosemary get Chip up! Back in the carriage! quick!

Roll #0 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339600

are you shitting me
Prayer of Healing? Would that get people back to their feet?

Roll #1 3 + 5 = 8

Wf+6 339602

One of Lieutenant Sunnyskies's best Destroyer Class™ explosive cannonballs hits the pavement next to Chip.

All of you are mortally wounded.

But the filly saves your asses. Man, you're lucky she's willing to heal you.

Everyone's up and ready to go… except Summer, who is now slumped over, exhausted.


Try to get the poor kid up.
"Hold on filly."

Roll #0 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339606

Scoop her up and get the fuck out of here for real now.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Tony [Trickster] 339607

Get her up.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339609

I try to get up?…

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 339610

Use Ruse.


Rosemary can help miss Emrille up

Spring should help her own daughter up dammit

Roll #0 1 = 1

Tony [Trickster] 339613

Ruse? I was just faking dead.


Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 339615

Double critfail. Not to mention you can't even use Ruse outside of combat.

Tony [Trickster] 339616

Doesn't even matter. We're all dead.

Chip(DD knight) 339618

Get up and get out of here!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 339619

I should still be alive! Help the filly up!

Felfire [Necromancer] 339620


Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339623

Spring tries to get Tony up!

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Wf+6 339628

Summer is now standing, but another explosive shell sends these three to the ground. Rosemary and Emrille also take a wound. This puts Rosemary at 1 wound left.

The column has no noticed your carriages have been righted. They halt, and weapons are drawn.

The lone figure gallops from the rear of the column to the front.

You need to flee if you don't plan to fight.

You help Rosemary and Emrille up, leaving Tony down.

Wf+6 339630

Oh wait, Spring is also down.




Roll #0 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339633

Help her up.

Roll #1 8 = 8


"Kid run!"
Help Spring up!

Roll #0 8 = 8

Wf+6 339635

You help Tony up instead.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339636

I help Rosemary up!
Then run!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 339637

With my corpse, might I add

Chip(DD knight) 339638

I then follow behind.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 339639

Can we take the carriage and run now?

Wf+6 339640

Everyone is up.

Rosemary hijacks the first carriage and drives the reins alone, with only the corpses inside.

Chip manages to jump on as she goes.

The rest of you are left with two carriages full of stolen treasure, with an advancing army, led by the legendary pirate hunter, Colonel Rhett.

Roll to outrun.


Oh god please.

Roll #0 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339642

We are making an exit
With the loot
I'm not leaving my gold behind

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 339643



Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 339644


Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 339646

Do I need to roll too?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339647

Does Spring need to roll too?
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 4 = 4



Roll #0 4 = 4

Wf+6 339653

You all pile into the remaining carriages and take off. The good Colonel continues his leisurely pace. You can see him raise a hoof in the air.

A flare shoots up. Oh dear.

A barrage of cannonblasts hit alongside your wagons. The carriages manage to make it out, but Spring Water and Rosemary are shaken. There is no time to stop: the rest flee.

Everyone else can be considered safely out of the district. Rosemary and Spring should roll to outrun.

Wf+6 339655

Wait that was dumb. Rosemary doesn't need to roll to outrun, she left last turn.

Only Spring needs to roll.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339657

I jump up and down and gesture for her to hurry up.
She runs.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 339658

With the blinding speed only a mother whose daughter is in danger can reach, Spring sprints and actually manages to catch up to the carriages.

With a daring leap, she gets inside, and she's safe.

You all return, weary, to Humble's house, but you know Rhett is combing the city for you.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339660

"M- Momma! Oh thank Luna…"
I grab her into a big hug.


Okay. Time to use Seance on that icon Spring gave me.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Wf+6 339662

Arriving at Humble's house, you notice everyone is gone but Abilio. Even the shield is gone. He's in her bedroom, reclining on the bed, and sweating.

"I was just about to give up on you lot."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339663

"That was a Fucking Disaster!"

"Let's just get out of here!"

Wf+6 339664

He gives you a bored look. "The loot?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339667

"The carriages are there, let's just get them on the shit, there's a small army coming!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 339668

Right. Can Rosemary please resurrect me with a doubloon now?

Felfire [Necromancer] 339669

"Outside. We ran through the fancy-pants district."

Chip(DD knight) 339671

"Yes, we havent got much but we got someone big on our tail."

Wf+6 339675

Terrebonne isn't here anymore, she's on the ships.

"Very well. But for the record, I know you're lying. I can see your tail, Mister Chip, and I am certain that there is no district here dedicated to pants."

This is not sarcasm. You're forgetting that Abilio doesn't like non literal statements.

He rolls out of bed, revealing most of his torso is wrapped in bandages, soaked with blood. He grimaces slightly. "Shall we?"

With that he plods off outside, and opens a Tartarian Gate.

"Just get the gold through before somepony comes, and we're done."

Total DC = 200

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339677

I tug on Felfire's leg.
"Miss Feelfear, can you please talk to Miss Provst Seed Sour? J- Just for a little bit?"
I hold out the icon again.

Tony [Trickster] 339678

Move dat loot.


Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339679

Work work work

Roll #1 1 = 1


Aaaaaa! Quickly then!

Roll #0 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 339681

I then look down.
"Oh, thanks I guess?"

I then get my ass to hauling.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 339682

"Abilio, fancy pants is an expression ponies use to refear to rich folks."
Roll my eyes and get to work.

"Sure thing kid. You have me curious too."
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 9 = 9

Wf+6 339685

You hear marching approaching… It's still fairly distant.


Seance on Icon
"Summer Seas?"


Just a little more please!

Roll #0 10 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 339687

Work harder.


Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339688

Aww hell no, get that money!

"A little help here with your fancy magic?"

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 339689

Keep working.
I can't raise anything around here, uh?

To Summer Seas.
Hoof her the icon.
"Here you go kid."

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339691

"M- Miss Provst Seed Sour! Y- You gotta help me! I- I don't know what to do!"

Chip(DD knight) 339693


Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 339696


The marching grows in noise, like some infernal choir.

"Settle down, Summer Seas. I don't know what has gone on since I passed from the mortal plane. No doubt, though, that you fear for the welfare of the ponies now that those pirates have attacked. My plan, before, was to rally my followers to go out and bring all of the innocents to our Sanctuary. It's not a magic shield, but it's the furthest point inland. They will watch over the populace until the madness ends."


Keep loading.
"Spring! Help us!"

Roll #0 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 339701

Keep looting.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339702

"Can… Can I still do that? Please, I- I don't know what to do…"
I gesture for Spring to come over to me and listen in as well.
I'll leave it up to you Wf as to how she responds.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339704

We must have more time…

But Rosemary can head through the portal with my body already. She has done enough and needs to find Terrebonne

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339706

We need more!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 339708


Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 339710

Spring nods pleadingly, "If we have a chance to stem the damage, we need to take it."

The Provost's voice echoes from the icon: "I have no connection to the world anymore, Summer Seas. I have no means of knowing if it is too late."

The troops march ever closer. They beat like so many hands reaching up from Hell to pull you into its depths. They are close now.


Rosemary is through. Terrebonne isn't in her cabin. There's a lot of noise outside, not to mention the rhythmic pounding of cannons.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339713

Just a little bit more, pleasee…


Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 339714

I estimate if the guards are nearby.

Also haul some more gold.
'r2 1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 5 = 5


"We need to leave!" Load some more.

Roll #0 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 339716

Load some more

Roll #1 8 = 8


Can she locate her? She knows what she looks like at least

It's weird controlling her like this

Roll #0 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339722

"C- Can I try and gather up your followers? I-… I can't just do nothing! These ponies are going to… I- I can't let that happen!"

Wf+6 339728


They are nearing you rapidly.

You'd say they know which district you're in.

"They will follow you, Summer Seas. They know you have been chosen by Celestia, as I did."


"Abilio, how strong is the shield?"
Load more.

Roll #0 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339733

"W- Well, c'mon then! Let's go momma! W- We got ponies to save!"
I grab Spring and race out the door.
And… a roll for luck to avoid Rhett/find where I need to be?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339734

Okay maybe just a bit more, it's gold after all…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339735


Roll #1 9 = 9



Roll #0 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 339738

Haul gold.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 339740

Greed is good.
Load more.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 339744

He eyes you wearily. "The shield? The one I already dissolved because I have more holes than a pin cushion right now? I can barely manage to keep the portal open."

Troops approach.

You charge out into the Mercantile District and yell about how you have a safe haven. The ponies hiding out here don't really think their ruins are very safe, so they mostly make a break after you. You now have fifty to seventy civilians following you.


She heads out onto the deck to find bleeding, half-dead ponies everywhere. Some unicorn is walking between them, doing what he can to heal them.

The deck is immensely damaged. No signs of Terrebonne here. Maybe on a different ship, or a different deck.


"Then we should probably leave. Now."
One more round of loading and then wait on the boats.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 339747

Grab one last sack of gold and leave through the portal


Roll #1 1 = 1


Well, she has nothing better to do than to search

So search

Roll #0 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339749

Okay, that's no good, they are coming, one last push and then that's all for me.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339750

Yes! It's working!
I keep running!
"Everypony! There's a safe place! Follow me!"

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 339751

"Alright, last one and lets get out of here."

I then look around while hauling.
Where is Summer?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 339753

A cannonball crashes through the group following you. Several ponies are hit and die instantly.

The march draws ever closer. They beat like a drum with their hooves. They also literally beat their drums with their hooves.


Emrille [Gunslinger] 339756

Fuck this
I'm too greedy not to
One last round I swear!

Roll #1 9 = 9


"Abilio we have to go. Almost all the gold is loaded."
Last time.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 339760

Grab gold, get out.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 339761

I put down the gold.
"You guys get out of here. They are near!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339763

"W- Wha- no!"
I stop momentarily, but keep moving.
"W- We gotta keep going! C'mon! Faster!"
I run as fast as my tiny little hooves will take me while shouting to any nearby ponies.

Roll #1 10 = 10


Still no dice?

Roll #0 7 = 7

Wf+6 339771


They only make progress when someone critfails.


Rosemary dumps Light Heart's body into the water when she trips over debris.

Fortuitously for her, a Griffon swings by and grips the corpse with his talons and flies back up to the crow's nest, where he perches.

You manage to perform a quick runby of the Middle Class District and get all of the ponies that were following Rhett's troops, plus others hiding in houses. Even some trickle in from the Upper Class District. Now you just need to get them to the Lower Class District and make it to the portal…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339773

That's good to know
Keep packing!

Roll #1 10 = 10


Well yeah it's obvious but we seem to be a few critfails away!
Haul more.

Roll #0 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339775

I can do this…
Let's go!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 339776

Well pack one more in that case.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 339777

"If the guards storm here, its not my fault."
Haul more.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 339779


The troops march ever closer. They are practically on your doorstep. Any second one could turn the corner and they'll all come crashing down on you.

You quickly lead the group of ponies, now a stampede of nearly three hundred, to the lower class district. At this point, they don't even know who they're following, they're being herded and follow the pack. Stragglers join in as they see everyone moving as a group.

At the sanctuary, the Order ponies seem untrusting at first of the outsiders, but due to the great honor the Provost gave you, and the icon you wear on your neck, they let them stay in the Sanctuary.


How rude! Show some respect for the dead!

Roll #0 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339781

That's it for the loot.
"That was all, do we have everyone?"

Wf+6 339783

Rosemary hopelessly climbs the steep mast. She wasn't made for this!

Up at the top, she finds Al-Jinn the Unscarred. He looks like the only one who made it through the raid untouched: he's as healthy as ever.

Slumped in the nest is Light Heart's corpse.

"Everyone but.. those Unicorns. They've disappeared…"

Chip(DD knight) 339785

I look around.
"Where's Summer!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339786

"Oh for fuck's sake! We must find them!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 339787

"I know I am here at least."
Look at Emrille.
Then at my mangled wings.
That's out of the question.
"I can't look for them with wings like these. At least, not quickly."



Roll #0 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339790

Fly up above the house!

Any signs of them?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339791

Alright, now…
What now?
"U- Um, Mister Order person? W- What are we doing now?"

Chip(DD knight) 339794

"Tell me what your eyes see!"

Wf+6 339798

She sort of skiddishly tries to take the body, but Al-Jinn shoves her hoof away. "You're not thinking of doing anything… odd… with that body, are you? Respect for the dead is very important to my people."


You see a huge crowd of civilians flooding into the Order sanctuary in the Lower Class District.

However, flying really high in the air was probably not the best way to stay low-key…

"We will safeguard them for you, Chosen of Celestia. You may stay here, if you wish, or if you have others to save…"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 339799

Undaunted, she confidently pulls out the corpse.

"She's going to Terrebonne! I'm bringing her back!"

With that, she goes off, and finds Terrebonne below, on the gun deck, working on the gunners.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339801

Good pet.

Take one of my doubloons out of my saddlebags and give it to Terrebonne so she can finally resurrect and I can be reminded of how horrifying the pain was.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339802

Fuck that now
Fly there ASAP, stay high above the shit below!

Chip(DD knight) 339804

Wait at the gate of Tartarus

Also use protect on Albio in case someone gets the right idea to shoot him.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339805

"I'm gonna go out and check again for more people… thank you! Thank you!"
I head back out again with Spring in tow to try and find more ponies from the other districts.
We both look.

Roll #1 9, 7 = 16

Felfire [Necromancer] 339806

Wait at the gate, ready to jump in.
Stand besides Abilio.

Tony [Trickster] 339807

Me as well.

Wf+6 339808

When you awake, it's like being born again, and I don't mean you welcomed the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior into your heart.

At first, you feel warm and dull, like a lazy afternoon in bed, and all of a sudden, an impact. You gasp for breath, and cold air shoots into your lungs.

You're alive. The last thing you remember is choking on your own blood while Rosemary watched in horror.

Wisely, both of you and Abilio decide to wait on the ship side.

You see Summer and Spring leaving the Sanctuary.

You leave the sanctuary, and find a few stragglers, but you found most of them on your first trip. You probably save twenty or thirty more.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339812

I cough and look around to regain my bearings
"What… what happened?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339814

Land in front of them.
"Hey, what the crap are you doing, we must leave! Now!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339815

I lead them all back to the sanctuary then.
Or are we already there?

Felfire [Necromancer] 339819

Well now, who else is here on the ship, that I can see without moving too far from the portal?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339821

"No! I- I'm staying here to protect the ponies YOU are trying to kill!"

Wf+6 339822

"M-medically?" She stammers.

"You bled to death."

You basically just told them where to go.

You can't see anything from Terrebonne's room.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339823

Nevermind then, I have to stay here in case quick response is needed.

Wf+6 339824

"Summer," Spring gives you a serious look. "I know with certainty that most of this city is about to be leveled. We need to either return to the sanctuary or the ships now."

Light Heart [Warlord] 339825

I blink
looking over the room, I see Terrebonne
"How unfortunate…"
Return my gaze to Rosemary
"Anything else?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339826

"I am not trying to kill anyone but if we don't leave know, both you and your mother will die! And even if the barrage of the ships won't kill you, that faggot Reth will, because you helped pirates and you better believe he will kill you."

"Thaaaaank you for having sense, now let's go, I spent a doubloon to get you back to life, let's not get that go to waste, shall we? We need to move, quick!"

Wf+6 339827

She sobs onto your chest. "I-I was so worried! I won't ever let you leave me behind for anything again! It was torture!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339828

"But momma! They're pirates! They… they…"
I pause for a moment.
I lean into Spring.
"D- Do we really have to?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339829

"In the eyes of the soldiers here, you are too. If you want to live, you must come with me!"

Wf+6 339830

"Luna told me that they are fated to go to Autumnsreach. That is where you need to go to talk to Luna yourself. There may be land routes, but… it will take a very long time, and the road may not be safe."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339832

I stay silent for a few more moments.
I start making my way back to the ship, Spring in tow.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339835

I gently place my hoof on her head
"Apologies, miss Rosemary. Things got out of hoof, unfortunately. You do look pretty terrible, if you don't mind me saying so."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339836

"Let's move, let's move!"
Urge them along and get back!
To the ships!

Wf+6 339842

She gives a weak nod in between the tears.

You head back through the portals, and they close.

With that, Abilio leaves and the cannon tempo picks up. You hear a few monstrous sounding explosions, then a yell from up above.


The raid of Stonebriar City has ended.


Light Heart [Warlord] 339844

I motion Terrebonne to leave, then pull Rosemary in for a hug. She probably needs some comfort about now.

And frankly, so do I.

Not that I would admit that, of course.

Wf+6 339986


Roll #1 9, 4 = 13

Wf+6 339988

Simply gesturing for your superior officer to leave is probably not advisable, but Miss Terrebonne has things to do elsewhere, so she just gives an annoyed look as she goes.

You have your hug, but it's marred by the fact that she's still pretty injured and you're freshly returned to the world of the living.

Light Heart [Warlord] 339990

It was a polite gesture!

Miss Rosemary can have her rest, it's been a long day

Felfire [Necromancer] 339991

Okay I really need to find somepony to take a look at my wings. Like, really do. Where is everypony anyway? Especially Face, Terre and Doc Peg.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339992

So I guess it's time for awkwardness.

Go to Spring.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 339994

I give her a cautious look as she approaches.

Wf+6 339996

You find Doc Peg and Miss Terrebonne on the main deck of the Pillager's fancy, working on survivors and non-survivors respectively. Face is nowhere to be seen.

She's busy hugging Summer in the corner, but looks up at you cautiously. "What is it?"

Rosemary retires to your bed in the bunkhouse.

When everyone sleeps, night falls and next day starts.

Felfire [Necromancer] 339998

I guess he's happily sharing the bed with some booty.
Let's walk up to the doc and show him my wings, once he's done with more urgent matters.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 339999

"I just wanted to say I'm sorry… I thought this thing will be easy fun and money like my earlier jobs, and dragged you with me to that bank, then… yeah, what happened was my fault, and it's not only what I did to you, what I put your filly through as well… so I'm really sorry, even if it means nothing. I paid for your revival too, so Summer didn't have to."

I sigh.
"I don't suppose you even want to talk to me or let me even be near you after this…"

Wf+6 340000

That… could be a while. The doctor looks pretty exhausted, and there are a lot of mortally wounded pirates on the ship. Mostly ancillary crew, those that do the praiseless jobs of working the bilge and sails. They get no glory, yet remain in the line of cannonfire.

You take a spot in line. You count thirty or forty ponies ahead of you.

Wf+6 340002

She also sighs. "You're not a bad pony, Emrille. You just choose to place yourself in bad circumstances. I hope one day you make choices that are healthier for you…"

She pauses. "Maybe we can talk again tomorrow, but for now, I'd like to be alone with my daughter. It has been a harrowing day."

Felfire [Necromancer] 340003

Yeah scratch that. I need a drink. Where are the still able membrs of the crew?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340005

"I understand. Take care."

Look at Summer.
"You are a very lucky filly to have a mother like this."

Wf+6 340007

Those that aren't injured are working the sails or in the bunkhouse, resting. A few are wearily celebrating on the deck.

Passing back below the decks, you see Smitts supervising some laborers moving your loot from Terrebonne's room to the locked portion of the hold.

Abilio is no doubt cloistered within his quarters.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340008

Did I ever notice alcohol while looking around Abilio's quarters?
Because I think sharing a drink might not be a bad idea.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340009

I guess I seek out Alibio after this.

Wf+6 340011

You hadn't noticed any, but that doesn't mean it's not there, or that, as the captain, he doesn't have it brought to him.

You head to the captain's quarters and knock a few times with the large onyx door knocker.


Emrille [Gunslinger] 340013

"No, Emrille."


Well go there already. And bring something to wash our mouths with, if I can find it.

Roll #0 5 = 5

Wf+6 340016

There's a half-hearted growl from the other side.

"It better be good."

You find some good wine in the hold that Smitts doesn't seem interested in defending. He's busy running some sort of tally as valuables are moved into the cage.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340017

I giggle.
"Don't you appreciate the company of a pretty mare after a near deadly raid on a city?"

Wf+6 340018

There's audible disgust in his voice. "Why yes. That's why I am presently entertaining a mare."

Felfire [Necromancer] 340019

Snag the bottle and knock on Abilio's door.
"Felfire. Worried 'bout you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340020

I let out a laugh.
"Ahah, oh fuck, you know how to live. I'll leave you for her then."

Go to the Fullmaster or how did they call him.

Wf+6 340021

You find Emrille also stationed outside the door. You arrive in time to hear this: >>340018

Felfire [Necromancer] 340022

No wait, I guess I hear that. Say nothing.

Wf+6 340024

Captain Abilio is known as The Fullmaster.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340025

Aww, fuck

"Hey there!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 340026

Yeah I guess he wasn't shot that bad then.
"Looking for a drinking buddy?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340028

"Nah. I wanted to ask about stuff, but today was pretty exhausting, so might as well just hit the hay."

Wf+6 340029

He WAS shot that bad. But a stallion like Abilio isn't going to let a little thing like a bunch of near-mortal wounds ruin his date. That's why he assumed Emrille was Doc Peg.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 340032

I tug on Spring's leg.
"Momma? How am I going to get the collar off now?…"

Wf+6 340033

She gives a baleful look. "Hopefully we can figure out who makes the collars and get them to take it off."

Felfire [Necromancer] 340034

What a stud. If only a certain mare had his endurance.
"Damn. I guess I might as well. Got no bones left to comfort me tonight."
Sadly point at the… thing of copper and flesh standing wre my wings used to be.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340035

I wince, then flap my own wings, glad that I still have them.
"That bank was catastrophic. Like everything in this city after that."

Wf+6 340036

You can feel the ships slowing and altering course slightly. A large number of ponies and various other races flood down from the upper decks and up from the hold and bilge into the bunkhouses. Smitts passes by you to return to his cabins.

Looks like the ships have probably realigned for the night, so it is possible to cross without wings now.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340037

"At least now we can get some rest. Need help with anything before I hit the hay, miss…?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340039

"Emrille. And I think all I want is some sleep… well, not all, but the best that I can get."

Felfire [Necromancer] 340041

Nod at her.
"I hear you."
Part ways.
Find Terrebonne, see if she needs any help.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340044

Find a comfy place to sleep.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 340046

You find an empty bunk in the bunkhouse. It's not great, but you'd sleep in anything after a day like this.

You can't locate her on the main deck where she was before. But the dead appear to all be either disposed of or resurrected.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340047

Will have to do.
Roll for dream quality or something that regards sleep.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 340048

Must be either staring at the moon or in her cabin. Either way, I might make good of this bottle. Check the place where I first met her and then the cabin.

Wf+6 340049

In your dream, you imagine you're getting railed by Colonel Rhett himself, his eyes glowing with laughter. He seems to be mocking you, and you can feel the strength and charisma he radiates with every pump. Straight sex: what a nightmare!

You find her at the bow of the ship, staring at the night sky.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340050

I knew it. Walk over to her and show her the bottle.
"Want to share a drink?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340051


Good to know he probably died in that shithole…

Wf+6 340052

She shakes her head. "I doan partake, but tank ya fer tinkin of me."

Wishful thinking.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340053

A mare can dream!

Felfire [Necromancer] 340054

Smile at her, then settle the bottle aside.
"No fun drinking alone, I guess. Want me to leave?"

Wf+6 340056

The two of you sit there in silence for a long time. Just when you're about to leave, she points up at a star, and begins to trace through several.

"Dat's Merino. Her domains are clouds and dreams."

You spend a while just listening as she speaks, every once in a while, about the stars.

You could leave in one of the pauses, or stay for the night. If you do stay, roll.


Of course I stay. I care about Terre, and right now, I need a friend.

Roll #0 8 = 8

Wf+6 340062

Even though you're exhausted, you manage to stay awake until the end.

Finally she picks out one last constellation and names it, and then stands up.

"Good night, Felfire."

It is quiet now, and there is only the slow crash of waves to keep you company. Everypony is asleep except for the helmsman.

It looks like Terrebonne left something behind… On closer examination, it's some sort of rock. You wonder what the significance is.


Can I tell anything about said rock?
But yeah, now I should sleep too.

Roll #0 4 = 4

Wf+6 340064

You can't figure it out. It doesn't appear to have magical properties.

You retire to Terrebonne's cabin and curl up in your bag at the side of her bed.



Felfire [Necromancer] 340065

Plenty of exercises to do.
But first, doc Peg.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340066

I hope at least waking up is better than my dream was.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 340070

You roll out of bed onto a pirate stallion that is lying on the ground and nearly impale yourself on his morning wood. Your nightmare was inches away from reality.

You'd fear for how amorous he was, but considering he was asleep, he's mostly gasping for breath over all of the wind being knocked out of him.

You find Doc Peg cleaning his clinic. It's pretty bloodstained.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340071

"Crap, sorry, sorry!"

Gah, stand up.
"You okay?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 340073

How quaint.
"Hello doc. Can you do anything about this or not?"
Give him a faint smile and show my coppery stump at him.

Wf+6 340074

Oh, it's not a stump. You still have wings, they're just weighing you down because they're burned through to the bone and covered in inches of copper. You literally have copper wings.

He seems a little stunned and just gurgles in reply, but finally he shakes himself to his senses.

He coughs a few times, then remarks wryly, "If, uh, you wanted some action, you could've just asked."

Felfire [Necromancer] 340075

That looks fucking sexy. If only I could use them.
Wait for the doc's diagnosis.

Wf+6 340076

The Doctor comes over and gives them a look.

"Anything? Can do."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340078

"I just fell out of bed and you happened to be here, so don't get your hopes up~"

Start dressing, get my west, saddle, hat, and gun up and running as I speak.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340079

"Good. How much will it hurt from bad to worse, and will I be able to fly again yes or no?
Also, if it helps you, you can take my shape so we can talk."

Wf+6 340080


To punctuate his point, he briefly morphs into your duplicate, twirls the knife in his hoof, and the wings disappear off your doppelganger, leaving an earth pony Felfire in front of you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340082

"Okay that's plenty painful. Will the wings grow back?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340083

Leave that guy where he is for now, go to Alibio again.

Wf+6 340084

Earth pony Felfire replies. "A full wing regeneration? It's possible. You'd need to pay for components, and it will be painful. Very painful. You'll have to be awake for it if you want them to be suitable for flying."

You knock on his door and get no answer.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340086

Open it slightly and peek in

Felfire [Necromancer] 340087

"You know what, isn't there a way to make these fly instead?"

Wf+6 340089

You try to pry open the door, but it seems magically sealed.

She shrugs. "Maybe. They're awfully heavy, though, and…"

He touches a point near the base of your wings.

"No feeling in them, either. That won't be good for coordination…"

He stops. "Maybe. I do a lot of prosthetic work but it's usually more elegant than this crude clump."

Wf+6 340090

"He" should be "she" there, because he's in female form.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340091

"Yeah. Not going to fly around with this. So, how long and how much for the new wings?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 340092

"You in there?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 340097

"Do you think they'd be willing to? I don't like having this on…"

Wf+6 340101

She gives you one of your trademark looks and replies, "Well, I can be magnanimous and put in the labor for free this time. It'll just be a doubloon for the material costs to replace the grafting base for wings."

Annoyed, you finally get a, "Yes, go away Emrille."

You hear some voices go back and forth inside, and finally, a unicorn mare emerges and pushes past you. She doesn't even open her eyes.

"Very well, come in already."

She nuzzles you. "I hope so."

And with that, you fall asleep in her hooves.

Skip to morning.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 340102

Rolling for good dreams?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 340104

You dream that Luna watches over you as you sleep. You awaken unsure of whether or not it was just a dream.


"Beautiful. I will stop by later, when I feel like I need to suffer some."
Smile at him and leave, go back to Terre's room and look inside the mirror.

Roll #0 7 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 340107

I tug at Spring's hoof again.
"Momma! Momma! Luna visited me in my dream!"

Wf+6 340109

Are you using it as a mirror or as a focus?

Bear in mind that you probably want to know Spark of Unlife before you use it as a focus if you want to follow Narrow Moonbeam's advice.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340111

As mirror, otherwise I'd have used commune or seance on it.

Wf+6 340114

She gives you a smile and hugs you. "Oh? And what did she tell you?"

You see yourself in a banking uniform, like one of the ponies from the Merchants' Guild bank yesterday. You're surrounded by gold, and counting it, like a miser. You are starting to think the mirror reflects images from recent events to describe you.

I have to pause for the night. More minis wherever miniquests are sold.

Felfire [Necromancer] 340115

That would be too easy now, wouldn't it?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 340116

"She didn't tell me anything… but she was watching over me! I know it!"
I yawn and slowly get up, stretching.

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