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PirateQuest: Chapter 3.3: Moon Phases Wf+6 355016

You make your way by wing into the library, traveling as a group. The seaponies, if still present, do not bother you in your egress from the inner sanctum. You notice Tasia still passed out on the stairs as you go by.

Arriving in the library, perked on the landing, you find it dark. Your candles aren't doing much all in one place. Better spread out.

The whole place would be pitch dark if not for the moonlight at the far side.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355018

Am I still asleep?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355019

I grin slightly, and take a candle.
"Let's explore a bit, shall we?"

Wf+6 355020

You've been jarred awake by the flight.

Wark is stirring, too.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355021

"Check the ceiling first. No more nasty surprises."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355022

Excellent. Take a candle and take a look around the area '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


I carefully look for traps before going anywhere.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355024

Keep Summer closeby
"Luna protect us…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355025

Great, climb down Seekkill.
"Thanks bird. I owe you one."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355026

"We know what to look out for now."

Let's look around for any book that might seem valuable.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355027

"No more surprises."
And I'll check the ceiling. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 355028

"Hey, necromancy stuff is mine."

Look at the ceiling.
Is there any moss or strange darkness?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355029

"Nothing is anyone's until it's all sorted and a list is given to miss Seas."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355030

"I don't really care or think they have any."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355031

Use Farsight to look about. No traps, right? What about books of interest to me?

'1d10 '

Wf+6 355032

You take a look around. This place is useless. The moisture in the air has destroyed most of the library.

You make your way to the back and find a glass ceiling. You can see the moon up above. It would appear it is night time.

Below the moonlight, in a glass case, you find a collection of preserved scrolls.

You do a little tip and fall off the perch down into the water below, wings folded. Roll for how bad it goes.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355033


Roll #1 7 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355034

Can I spy anything useful besides the scrolls? Anything at all?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 355035

I motion Curry and Summer over
"Mister Curry, miss Summer. Scrolls here."


"You are getting old with that."
"In a moon sanctuary? They stored them here on purpouse."
Look for a secured section or anything that might hold texts on the dark arts.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355037

Walk over there with Summer and eye the case

Does it look rigged? '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7



Roll #1 10 = 10

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355039

I'll come over and check it out. Is it locked? '1d10'
"That's because you keep forcing me to repeat it."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355040

I guess I go over there as well.
"What is it? And where are all the books that were promised?"

Wf+6 355041

You can only find a half-preserved book about embalming. You stash your hard-won porn, but find no books relevant to your arts at all.

Nothing apparently obvious.

It looks like a case.

You spread your wings and soar back to the landing.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355042

I guess I'm over by the scrolls now.
Can I see what the scrolls are?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 355043

It is not locked. Instead, it looks like the case was built around the scrolls. There is no way to open it.

Wf+6 355044

They're rolled up…


No fucking way.
I haven't traversed a hallway filled with traps, mind controlling moss and a fucking holy ground of no resurrection just to find this.
Anything that could be useful to me. Anything.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355046

Use Farsight to look about. No traps, right? What about books of interest to me?


Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 355047

"It would seem that time has decayed them, miss Emrille. I admit I'm not too surprised about this."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355048

I'll tap the glass.
"Miss Seapony, you wouldn't happen to have an idea? Or anyone else for that matter? I don't enjoy the idea of possibly damaging the scrolls…"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355049

How thick is the glass? Could it be breakable with enough force?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355050

I walk over to the Moonlight.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355051

Anything on the case that says what they are?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355052

I frown.
"So much for this plan."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355053

"I am so going to blow this place to tartarus if I can't find nothing."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355054

"I had hoped…"
I'll sigh a bit.
"You've my apologies again, miss Emrille."

Wf+6 355055

No traps.

Most of these books are writings about Luna, or outright ruined beyond reading.

Nothing else here looks useful. Perhaps the 'treasury' will yield better results. On the bright side, you didn't exactly do much work to get to this particular room.

I'm not even bothering to get creative here. You bash your horn on the glass and smash the case open with wild abandon.

Your head hurts a little, but the scrolls are accessible.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355056

"Miss Seas! Are you alright?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355057


Spring Water [Charlatan] 355058

"Summer! Watch yourself!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355059

Get my scythe back.
Resurrect two fliers' shadows.
Mount one.
"If this was all for nothing I will personally end you."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355060

I take one of the scrolls very very delicately and look at it.
I rub my head.
"I'm alright… I just wanted to see what the scrolls are."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355061


"Or we just go to the treasury."

"Well, at least I made a little bit of profit, but I really hoped for some books for Abilio for a favor."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355062

"It was hardly for nothing! The experience, the material goods, and the feeling of doing something for the good of others should be enough for most ponies."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355063


Borders Skewed [Mage] 355064

"Need another towel, Summer? "

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355065

"Treasury. It's where one puts a fair amount of treasure."
"So, miss Seas, what do they say?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355066

"I need books Emrille! What the fuck do I care about money! I want knoledgence!"
Glare at him.
"I. Don't. Care. For. Anything but the veil!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355067

"Treasury. The place where they keep the treasure. The shinies."

"Maybe there are books there, for all we know."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355068

"There better be."
Clench my scythe with passion.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355069

"You care for miss Seas, do you not?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355070

"Looks like there's nothing here to our interests, anyway. I doubt Lunars thought very much about the nature of reality. "

Wf+6 355071

Roots that Speak

It seems to be a scroll about the natural world.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355072

"Tre-sure. Gold? Gems?""

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355073

I cock my head and pick up another one

Felfire [Necromancer] 355074

"That's not your concern."
Glower at him.
"This makes me want to kill even more."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355075

I nod.
"Yeah. Exactly that. A lot of it."

I guess I can glance at a random scroll too.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355076

'Roots that Speak'?
Weird name…
I keep reading on.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355077

If any scrolls are left, I'll look one over as well. If not, I'll read along with Summer.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355078

I cackle.
"Shinnies for nest."

None of those things have any runes that I can read, do they?

Wf+6 355079

Most of these preserved texts seem to be holy religious texts or specific to the shamanic keepers of the temple.

Roll for perception.

You soon find yourself lost in the dizzying text. It speaks of concepts you hadn't even considered. Your head aches.



Roll #1 4 = 4


I can give a read to those scrolls too.
Rolling for perception.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355082


"Nest? What nest?"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 355083

You don't get to make a perception roll. This will make sense if Emrille passes.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355084

Is there anything I can understand from it?
Anything at all?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 355085

It must have been nothing.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355086

And now I have wasted a 10 and a 9. Fun.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355087


If you say so…
Keep reading then

Roll #1 6 = 6

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355089

"Nest. Den. Sleepplace."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355090

So now can I look at those?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355091

"…you would waste money on that?"

Shrug and step away.
"This looks like a waste of time."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355093

"Treasure money?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355094


Wf+6 355095

You think you recognized a few words about plants, but it's so full of ancient jargon that you can't make out a thing. Maybe if you had a little talent in the field.

Dice have no memory. Don't roll unless asked.

You don't gather anything from the text.

You can freely look at the scrolls they're holding.

There is one more scroll in the case ruins! You take it out. Perception roll.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355096

Let's hope I'm observant.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355097

I sigh and put it down
"This is just… pitiful."

Wf+6 355098

You realize that there is a false bottom to the case. Whether or not you share that information is up to you.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355099

"Yes. Why would you just sleep with it?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355100

That information will be for miss Seas and Spring alone. After the others have fallen asleep.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355101

What the fuck is wrong with my phone
To felfire
“Oh ,calm yourself, at least you had a good time with that Hydra?”
Look again around the room. If there are no scholarly magic texts, any compilation of creation or metaphysical myths? Or records of divine providence witnessed? ‘1d10’

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355102

"Make den look nice."



Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 355104

"And I didn't get to reanimate it.
And had to step on fucking holy ground!
Wouldn't redo it for all the money in the world."

Wf+6 355105

There are a lot of philosophical texts and writings about Luna's acts, but most of them are in ruins.

You do collect a few books that look somewhat preserved that cover Luna herself.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355106

Are there any fancy candleholders or golden stuff or gems or decorations or trinkets at least?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355107

I tug on Spring's leg.
"Um, momma, what should we do with these?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355108

I scratch my head
"I… well they are shamanic texts… I suppose they should be preserved so the Celestials don't get their hooves on them."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355109

I'll interject.
"You keep them, miss Seas. They are yours, and they are your responsibility."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355110

I nod.
"So, will you set off the traps towards the treasury so we can get our cut too? This place have been slightly more lethal than you admitted before. And that was before the Hydra."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355111

"But… maybe the Celestials might be able to help us figure them out!"

"Um… can everyone please return the scrolls to me then?"
Is my bag dry enough to keep them in?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355112

"I will admit, I do think that would be beyond my body's capabilities to withstand. However, I was hoping we could rest and refresh ourselves here before pressing on."

Wf+6 355113

You find a book return.

Looks like it.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355114

"The hydra was the hightime of my day."
Have the shadow trot over as I'm mounting it.
Shake my head at him.
"No. We go now."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355115

Felfire [Necromancer] 355116


Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355117

"Very well, then. I'll be down last, as I must pay my respects to this place before I leave."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355118

"Or we could sleep and you could worry your little head about the traps while we do."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355119

"No. You go ahead and take care of the traps. Your place, your responsability."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355120

I'll stuff the scrolls in it when people return them to me then.
"Can people please return the scrolls to me?"
I hop up to try and get their attention.

"We're still gonna be here for hours and hours… can't we just rest a bit?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355121

"Did I ever say that I would let you start going before I get down there? I simply want everyone in the same place before we start going."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355122

"I'm really not in the mood to relax kid. Not with the walls trying to kill me."
"We are in the same place.
Now go."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355123

"I admit that I could use a breather. And so could mister Wark…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355124

"I didn't even take any."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355125

"You are rather impatient, miss Felfire. We're stuck in here until tomorrow anyway, so what is your hurry?"


Look Wark over, is he conscious? Is he healing well?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 355127

He's conscious and healed. He just seems moody.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355128

"Do I have to repeat myself? I slobbed through all this only to get to this library and now there is literally nothing I can use in here.
And that fucking thing on the walls…
Don't even get me started on it!
As soon as we have cleared this whole place, as soon as I will relax."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355129

"Are you feeling tired?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355130

"Then you may be the first down. Or we can take miss Seas's and miss Heart's suggestion to rest."
I'll tap my hoof.
"And one more thing, miss Felfire. What were those red flowers that crawled out of your throat and waltzed out of the Lunar Chamber?"

Wf+6 355131

He grumbles. "I could go for a break."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355132

He is? I walk over and sit down next to him.

"Then we will take a break, master Wark. You've done admirably well and I will not have you walking about while tired."

Wf+6 355133

Rosemary remarks, "I thought we had to wait until noon to get out… it's night out."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355134

"Fine, fine, let's take a break."

Walk up to her.
"This place was a bust…"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355135

I nod weakly
"What an awful night…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355136

I extend a wing and pat her on the back, then leave it there.
"At least we're all well, right?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355137

Narrow my eyes.
"You brought us here.
You lead the way. The flowers, some shit a pirate had me sniff. Would do it again."
"I want to make sure nothing else is around waiting to jump on us at night."

Campfire 355138

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355139

I sadly nod in agreement with her and yawn.

"…You sniffed those miss Feelfear? Why?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355140

"Yeah. Or at least rest. Unless you need a nest."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355141

"Because I felt a little down kid."
Smirk at her.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355142

"It would have to be able to fly to reach us here. And I doubt you would begrudge the weary at least an hour to rest their hooves."
As for the flowers bit…
"You had best hope I do not see any of those walking flowers when we emerge later."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355143

"Yes… we are. But we had a few too many close calls…"

I shake my head disapprovingly
"Drugs… and to say you nearly died because of it too. Really smart of you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355144

Raise a brow.
"Why would drug be growing out here?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355145

"No. Some pony guard resters."
I lie down and close my eyes.

Light Heart [Warlord] 355146

I give her a surprised look.
That was courageous of her to say to an angry necromancer

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355147

"They walked out of your throat. If you'd coughed one up earlier, it might have led that Celestial twit here. And if led her here, it would lead others. And that is something this place is not ready for."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355148

At least she doesn't jerk away…that's progress.
With ever so slight movements, caress her back/side with the tip of my wing.
"At least we know we can be called back if the worst happens. You just relax now."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355149

"So… you took sniffed something that made flowers grow in your throat?"
I tilt my head at her, utterly confused.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355150

"Oh don't worry. I got just the ponies."
Move the shadows right beside me.
"Though luck. I can sniff all the shit I want and you are not stopping me."
"It was a little pick me up."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355151

I whisper
"Don't listen to her sweetie…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355152

"Yeah, Ruxiang might have a deal for you."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355153

"I don't care what garbage you put in yourself, so long as it doesn't endanger this shrine. If I find that it has, I will do the one thing that you can't stand: let you live, and make sure you stay alive. I will also do my level best to keep you from your servant, Fervored."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355154

"Did it work?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355155

"I gotta try his stuff."
Look speechless at him for a second before giving a surprised, but amused expression.
"And just how do you think you are going to do that, exactly?"
Have both the shadows stick closer to me.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355156

I keep my wing on Spring, but turn to Light Heart.

"So, what's the price?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355157

"It nearly killed me so yeah, I'd say so."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355158

I cock a brow
"I beg your pardon?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355159

"No clue. But I'm certain I'll think of something eventually. Now go rest with the others. I will stand watch, along with miss Spring and Emrille, if she would like to volunteer."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355160

Motions at the shadows.
"No need.
We have free and eternal watch. Perks of the job."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355161

"Don't play stupid, I know what's the deal. What was the offer you got for the heart that it was so important? Probably some magic ingredient shit involved. Ten doubloons? Twenty?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355162

"Then so be it. However, I will remain on guard, if you don't mind. That will free one of them for you to… avail yourself with in some corner."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355163

Look disgusted at him.
"For grogar's sake, the kid is here."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355164

I chuckle
"I'm afraid I am bound by agreement to not tell anypony anything. Not yet anyway. And while on the subject everypony…"
I raise my voice so the others can hear
"Please do try to keep what happened in this temple a secret. For your own safety."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355165

"…yeah, sure. I bet you have a cut for us too after it's done, right?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355166

"Is this about the thing?"
Motion around with my scythe and a quizzical expression, motioning at the heart.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355167

I mutter under my breath
"Didn't stop you from doing it with the hydra, you pervert…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355168

"I can stand watch too!"

"Avail herself? What's avail mean?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355169

"Did I say to… couple with it? There is such a thing as an embrace without that intent. A cuddle, it's called. Surely you've heard of such things?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 355170

"If all goes well, everypony who aided me will be rewarded for their loyalty one way or the other."

I shake my head softly
"Not yet, miss Emrille. First we rest and take on the treasury."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355171

I chuckle and speak to her in a low volume.
"Some hypocrite, right?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355172

"That's all I needed to hear."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355173

"These are shadows. Not the warmest of embraces."
"Bad things old ponies do."
We were in a carved part of the hydra. Others couldn't see us.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355174

What makes you think there weren't others in that hole? Weren't there only two or three holes?

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355175

"Didn't stop you from getting your shlick on while bleeding out, you pervert."*

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355176

They could probably hear you, though.
"That doesn't seem to stop you from hanging off of them."
I'll just head over to where the scrolls were, brush away any broken glass on the floor, and sit, facing the exit.
"Now, the rest of you, take an hour to yourselves. Rest."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355177

I nod settle down next to Wark and Rosemary, closing my eyes with the intend on getting some much needed rest

Felfire [Necromancer] 355178

Because me and LH were digging it?
Much better.
"You seem awnfully set on not sleeping…"
Have a shadow sit right next to him.
"Have some company."
Give him a toothy grin, then place the other shadow at the opposite end of the room and
'1d10' to find a decent place to sleep.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355179

"Whatever you say…"
Rest my head on my hooves with a smile, still winghugging Spring.
I guess this is something at least.


I pick up Summer and find a nice place to settle down

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355181

I pout.
"Hey, isn't it comfortable here?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355182

"Wait! I wanna stand guard!"
I puff out my chest and try to act confident, but yawn.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355183

I roll my eyes
"There's enough room here for you too if you're that lonely."

I chuckle
"Watchmare Summer, you are dismissed. You need to sleep."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355184

"Listen to your mother, miss Seas. You will need the rest."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355185

Settle beside her again, winghug and all.
"At least you have a meatshield if another monster attacks us or anything."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355186

I push her back slightly, but not too much
"Easy now Emrille… Summer needs some space okay?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355187

I give her a curious look as I see her snuggling up against Spring.
"…what are you doing miss Emrille?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355188

"Right, right, sorry…"
Give her a sheepish smile.

"Just covering your momma so she won't get cold after all that water. I heard wings are comfy and everything."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355189

"Miss Spring, if I could speak to you a moment before you rest?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355190

Commune with Fervored's shadow.
Look at what Curry does. Anything and everything. Report to me once I wake up.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355191

I smile back
"It's okay."

I perk my ears
"Yes? Just a moment."
I give Summer a kiss on the forehead and then walk over to Curry

Wf+6 355193

Why? I'd rather spend the night with you, love.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355194

I sigh and narrow my eyes at Curry.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355195

I'll speak to the shadow.
"I'll be but a moment. Keep watch, if you don't mind."
And I'll motion Spring over behind one of the bookshelves, away from the others.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355196

Because he threatened us. I'm not going to sleep safe knowing he can walk around undisturbed.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355197

"Can you cover me with your wing too, miss Emrille?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355198

I frown and follow him
"Is something wrong?"

Wf+6 355199

Can't I protect you from your side, as normal?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355200

I raise my wing to make room and smile at her.
"Of course, if you don't mind leaning against me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355201

No. This would be stupid of us. We will have all the time in the world once we are back on the ship.
If you really want to protect me, keep watch over everything that pony does.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355202

"There is something else within that scroll case. I cannot get into it while the shadows watch me. It's why I wished to leave the room last. If you can get into it while the others are distracted, I believe whatever is in there may be of use to miss Seas. Obviously I can't trust any of the pirates with this information, since that Celestial found her way in here somehow. And if she can, the other pirates will."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355204

I blink in surprise
"O-kay then. Tonight or tomorrow?"

Wf+6 355205

What if one of those other backstabbers comes for you while I'm away? I think we should talk about our relationship. You haven't seemed the same pony since we dealt with those spores. I'm starting to worry they've affected you permanently. Is everything alright? I care about you Felfire.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355206

"As soon as possible. If you can make yourself the last to leave the room with miss Seas, that might be best. I don't think any other flier would like to be kept out of the loop, especially your miss Emrille."

Felfire [Necromancer] 355208

This. Is not. The time. Magenta will cover my back. You are the one pony I trust with this matter, stand by his side at any time. Listen to every word he says.
Become his shadow.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355209

"Really? Thanks!"
I scoot closer to her and move under her wing.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355210

"Well… okay. Fine."

Wf+6 355211

He coldly responds.

So be it… Necromancer.

A large shadow moves across the room and merges with your own.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355213

"You're welcome!" "
Lower my wing and cover her.
"Tell me how they are! Comfy?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 355215

'1d10' for heartbroken.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355216

"That will be all then, miss Spring. I'll let you get comfortable with your daughter and miss Seas for now. There's likely to be trouble ahead."
And then I'll return to my post.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355217

You… Why?
Call to him with imploring voice, trembling, almost crying.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355218

I sigh
"Stay safe, okay? I know you're upset about this whole temple fiasco but… it's not your fault."

Wf+6 355219

He doesn't return from Curry's shadow.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355220

Stand up.
Call for him.
PLEASE! Answer me!

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355221

"It is completely my fault, miss Spring. Had I paid more attention to my teacher, I would have known more about the traps that were set in this place. Were it not for mister Wark, we would have all died here. I cannot fail that way again."
And then once I get back to my post, I'll remember that I've still got that seapony on my back.
"Oh, my apologies, miss."
Hunkering down, I'll let her get off if she likes.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355224

I nod and scoot in more, yawning.

Wf+6 355226

He does like. She rolls off to the side and settles against a wall.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355227

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355228

I smile at her warmly as she gets closer, and speak with a low volume.
"Glad you like it."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355229

I shake my head
"You're being too hard on yourself. You couldn't have known. Just… please don't beat yourself up for this."
I turn away and return to Summer and Emrille

Wf+6 355230

Let me clarify. Your 'answer' is silence.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355231

I motion 'Sshhhh' with a hoof, and point at Summer resting under one of my wings.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355232

I smile and quietly settle down as well
Time for some shuteye…

Felfire [Necromancer] 355233

Call stronger.
Start crying.
Fervored… There was a reason… Why didn't you trust me?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355234

Rest time now.
I could get used to this~

Felfire [Necromancer] 355236

Silence again? Because I'd really like to make one last desperate appeal to Fervored.

Wf+6 355239

He said this:

"That will be all then, miss Spring. I'll let you get comfortable with your daughter and miss Seas for now. There's likely to be trouble ahead. It is completely my fault, miss Spring. Had I paid more attention to my teacher, I would have known more about the traps that were set in this place. Were it not for mister Wark, we would have all died here. I cannot fail that way again. Oh, my apologies, miss."

Report complete. What are your commands?

Felfire [Necromancer] 355243

Keep crying.
Fervored, do you realize why I asked you this? Please.
It's important.
There is a reason I… Used spirits, before knowing you.
And then there are you, the reason I wanted to learn to respect and care for spirits.
And then the… Thing came.
And I feared much.
This is a long and ugly story, my love. A story I have never told anypony.
If you forgive me, I will tell you.

Wf+6 355244

I'm worried you're becoming a lost cause, Felfire. I can't help you anymore if that's true. Tell me your story, then. Perhaps you'll change my mind.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355251

Okay. Calm down. Go back to hiding in my dark corner.
I fear the living. They can do terrible things. They stop in front of nothing to get what they want.
They did me horrible things, and I had nopony to speak to but your kind, knowing they would never hurt me.
Did you ever ask yourself why I broght you back the first time?
Why I spend my time away in Terrebonne's room and the only moment I'm forced to interact with others I fear them all?
The spirits, I could control them. I could order them to do what I wanted and nothing could stop me.
But then I started calling on you as something else.
As a friend. As a lover.
And now you turn your back on me like that because I have not told you the one thing I try to hide from myself?

Weep for a second.

Was it so wrong?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355257

Boy I sure love sleeping.

Wf+6 355259

This isn't about one command, Felfire. Don't act like it is. I've put up with some objectionable requests because I understand you need time. I'm worried that you're regressing. Going back into your shell. And if all the progress you've made to this point? To love and learn from others, living and dead is dying? I can't be with you.

Yeah. We should probably continue on. If Felfire wants to have his DRAMMMAAAA he can do it in time with continued exploration.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355260

Where am i now

Felfire [Necromancer] 355262

Hey don't blame me. I was the one who said don't sleep and let's keep doing dungeon crawling.

Fervored, do you even realize how much you are asking of me? How much trusting you means?
Shift around uncomfortably.
Wanna come over here?

Wf+6 355264

In the library, still. Everyone's sleeping but Felfire probably.

But we can wake up whenever you want.

Is it a request?

Felfire [Necromancer] 355266

Shake my head.
It's an invitation.
Open my hooves.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355267

I should still be up. Can't fall asleep on watch, after all.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355268

I'll wake up then.
I shiver and tug on Spring's leg.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355269

Do I stir from that?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355270

Nope, I'm out.
Probably with a goofy smile as I continue sleeping like a log.


Does that wake me up?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 355272

The shadow darts back across the room, splitting from Curry's, to your embrace.

I'm only asking you to not lose ground.

Ask if! You're passed out, drooling. At least you don't snore.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355273

It does
I flutter my eyes open and sleepily look around
Seeing Summer, I speak very softly
"Something wrong honey?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355274

I'm not drooling on the coat at least, right?

Roll #1 2 = 2


Keep me on my toes with that, okay?
And let's see if I could get any sleep cuddling with him afterwards.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355276

I wake up and yawn.

Wf+6 355277

Oh you are.

Looks like you do both.

Felfire [Necromancer] 355278

Wake up and regroup with the others.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355280

After everyone's awake, I'll see if the seapony is up as well.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355281

"…I'm scared."

Wf+6 355283

You all get back together.

She's actually gently prodding you with a hoof when you wake up. She gives you another helpless grin.


..Why are we sleeping?

Just do a spot check

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355286

"As you were then."
I'll hunker down.
"And when we get that amulet fixed, I'll have to ask if you have a name. Would be rude to just call you 'miss Seapony' forever."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355287

Just five more minutes…

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355288

I yawn
"Don't be…"
Gently put my hooves around her and pull her into a warm hug
"Mommy is right here okay?"

Wf+6 355291

Looks about normal.

She drags her hoof across the ground


Summer Seas [Cleric] 355294

"B- But… what if that chimera or some other monster finds us?"
I shiver in her embrace.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355295

My ears perk up in my sleep, as well as a few tears forming in my eyes.

Still out cold though.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355297

I poke her with a claw.
"Wake up. Treasure time."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355298

"Then we will scare it back off, sweetie… We already did so once. Besides…"
I whisper softly in her ear
"Luna is watching over us all…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355300

"Mera? Quite the name. Well, miss Mera, your carrier awaits."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355301

I look up groggily.
"Uh… what? We going already?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 355303

Bah… mornings are always dreadful…

"Miss Rosemary, master Wark, we leave soon."

Wf+6 355304

She hoists herself onto your back.


Farsight the seapone from here.

Anything interesting on her?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 355306

Wark nods.

Rosemary yawns and gives a slow smile.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355308

"Yes. Stand."
I poke her again.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355309

And then up we go, once she's got a good grip.
"Is everyone up, then? It is time we finished our business here."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355310

I groan and bat his talons away.
"Fine fine, gimme a sec, and stop poking me!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355312

I move further into her embrace.
"Luna has been keeping us safe this entire time…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355314

I poke her again.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355316

I smile
"Of course she has…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355317

I stand up and fold my wings, then poke him in the chest with a hoof.
"I'm not kidding, stop doing that, it's annoying."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355319

"Should have stood faster."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355320

I give them both a smile, then straighten my mane and wander over to Curry
"Mister Curry."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355321

I yawn and look around.
"Is it time to get up already?…"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355322

I nod
"Yes sweetie… I'm afraid it is."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355323

"Miss Heart. Was there something I could help you with?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355324

"What's the hurry? The treasury is not going anywhere."

"At least we'll be out of here. No offense against your religion."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355325

I shake my head
"I have what I need from this place. I am pleased with the matters so far. This has been quite the success indeed."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355326

"Not good stay still too long. Monsters. Mold."
I look up, just in case.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355327

I reluctantly leave her embrace and get up, stretching then.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355328

"Yeah, that's why somepony was on watch. And we checked for mold, and unless something has wings it couldn't have gotten up here."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355329

I'll grump a bit.
"If you say so. I nearly get us all killed, end up getting priceless artwork ruined, and find out I've likely done something bordering on a crime against nature."
I'll sigh again.
"But we're at least all alive, and miss Mera should be able to tell me how to at least begin making up for that last part."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355331

I cock a brow
"Miss Mera?"

Wf+6 355332

The seapony waves.

Light Heart [Warlord] 355334

"So… it has a name then."
I shrug
"It has yet to try and eat me, so I suppose it matters little."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355335

"That is her name. It seems she knows how to write as well, so we should be able to communicate while her pendant is getting repaired."

Wf+6 355336

She frowns at you.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355337

"You're named Mera, miss Seapony? Oh! Hi!"

I perk up when I hear the mention of the pendant.
"Oh! Do you want this back, miss Mera?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355338

"No, I believe… we may have found something quite interesting here. I wouldn't call it a failure."

Motion for Emrille to come to me.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355339

Walk over to him.
"What's up?"

Wf+6 355340

She gestures up and down with one hoof, keeping the other level.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355341

I guess I'll take this as a cue to lower myself so that Summer doesn't have to stretch.

Light Heart [Warlord] 355342

I smile at her
"My apologies, miss Mera. It is simply a strange change of pace for all of us. I hope we may indeed converse with one another in the future. Such a talk could prove to be quite… interesting."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355343

I walk over and levitate the pendant and necklace up to her.
"Uh, why are you leaning down mister Curry?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355345

"What do you think of taking a sample of the mind control fungus? Then keeping it for ourselves in safe containers. Of course, proper storage to keep us safe and it preserved will be difficult, but there's an idea if we need to crush a town."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355346

I raise an eyebrow and take a step back.
"Are you fucking crazy? That would be more dangerous than waltzing down the street with all the ships barraging it!"


Quietly try to slip out of focus as the rest is distracted


Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 355348

You trip over yourself on top of Emrille.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355349

"So that you and she could be at the same level, more or less?"
Why did I lean down?

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355351

"What? Of course I'm crazy. But we can't deny the mold's value.

Put on my gas mask.

"Well, that's up to you. I can't handle it by myself."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355353

"Ow.. Spring, you know I have nothing against this~…but is now really the time?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355354

"Ack… that thing is not worth it! Just think for a sec! You can't even make profit out of it! If we could, I'd be in. But we can't."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355355

I poke Emrille again.
"Up. Get up."


I cough
Get off of her and try to sneak away again

Roll #1 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355357

"What thing? Why are you wearing that mister Boundaries?"

Wf+6 355359

This time you just manage to stumble against a wall. Much more stealthy by comparison.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355360

"No problem~"

"Hey! What did I tell you! I'll shoot your finger off!"
Stand up anyway.


"Oh, it's a protective mask! In case we run into any more of that nasty mold, you see."

Attempt to pull another out of the hat for her.

"think of the applications! We could bombard a guard-filled treasury with it, and when the guards leave loot it at our discretion."

Roll #1 2 = 2


I groan and rub my nose
pls pls pls I can do this! All those times I snuck around the campus during my university days!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 355367

No, you! Those haven't been invented yet! Shush.

Not only do you vanish, everyone mysteriously loses all the attention you've aroused in them.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355369

Not my arousal IYKWIM~

"Why would they leave? And I don't want to wear something around my nose and mouth all the freaking time."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355370

Okay… now sneak over to that scroll thingy. Curry said there was something under it… can I lift it up and see?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355372

"…Are you talking about keeping that evil mold stuff?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355373

"Yeah he is. As a doctor, you could say that's a bad idea, right? Prove him wrong!"

Wf+6 355374

The case does, in fact, have a false bottom. You remove it and find a tome hidden below. The text is in some language you don't understand, but there's a label attached:

The First Guardians of Tartarus

It looks like a history book. It's probably immensely valuable. Even more valuable to the right person.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355376

"Ah, well, I guess. Looks like we could use it to protect ourselves."

"To infect others, of course!"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355377

Yeah… I'm going to go ahead and safely stuff that in my bags now. Wrap it in a white piece of cloth as to not make it obvious.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355378

"Idea sound good. How make loyal to us instead loyal to mold?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355379

"Yes, and it spirals out of control, and then suddenly we are being attacked by a cityful of brainded idiots. That's what you want?"

Wf+6 355380

You still have your own texts as well.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355381

"To infect others?…"
My eyes start twitching.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355382

Also, if there is nothing else left in there, I rejoin the group

Wf+6 355384

Well, the "Treasury" awaits.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355385

"To control others."
I cackle and slap Borders on the back.
"Mask Unicorn smart."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355386

Let's go already.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355387

"Just ignore him. I think he's still under it's influence or something."

Turn to Curry.
"What are we waiting for?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355389

"Hmm? To protect us, of course. It should distrac others long enough for us to run away, you know. But if you're all against it, sure. Just bringing it up if you have any ideas."

"That's a good idea. Wish I was trained in extracting materials from living things.. maybe smeone on ship can help."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355392

"For the flyers to be ready, of course. Now, I believe it was decided I would be first down, so as to… how did miss Felfire say it? 'Blunder into every trap so that we could follow?'"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355393

I cock a brow
"I hope you're not implying what I think you're implying."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355394

"But… but that's evil!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355395

"Evil. Island ponies call Seekkill evil. What evil?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355396

"Those things wouldn't care, they would attack us. This is idiotic. Somepony check him if he's clean or not."

"Yeah, you are first. Now let's go."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355399

"Oh? What would I be impyling?"

"Ah, right. Your.. situations. I understand. I won't talk about it."

"Sometimes we need to be evil to protect us from scarier evils, you know. Like the seaponies that tried to kill us. We killed them, too!"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355400

I angrily tap a hoof against the collar I'm wearing

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355401

"A being who is evil causes pain or suffering in others with no thought but their own gain from the act. Or with no thought in it at all. Infecting a town full of mind-control spores is decidedly evil."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355404

"Oh. We leave now?"
I look towards the library door.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355405

"Yes. We leave now."


Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355406

"If you're up to carrying both myself and miss Mera."

Wf+6 355407

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Since he can't fly, no doubt you fly him down there yourself.

The others join you at the entrance. The water level is less than half a foot in the big room below the ledge, so it would be easy to swim back here if you exited.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355408

Anyway, let's just head to the treasury.

My books are in my bag, right?

Wf+6 355409

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355411

Motion for Curry.
"Go on up ahead."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355412

Which of those rooms is the treasury?

Wf+6 355413

The one with the X.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355415

The one we're in.
"Here we go, then."
I'll stop before taking more than a step.
I'll turn to Emrille.
"Miss Emrille, if you could keep an eye on miss Mera? I would hate for her to be caught in anything I happen to stumble into."


Can I see any traps?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355417

"Yeah. Don't expect me to carry her on my back though. Last thing I need is for her fins or something getting caught in my gun."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355418

"I will, mister Curry."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355419

"Be careful…"

Wf+6 355421

As far as you can see into the dark of the room, there are no traps. You see a sign on the wall that reads:

Luna's Treasury

It doesn't look like the kind of place you'd expect traps, either… there appears to be a large overgrowth of plants inside. They've broken out of displays and out have turned the room into a near-jungle.


Yeah, just hang on a bit.

Farsight up for traps.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355424

"Be careful mister Curry!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355425

I'll raise an eye at that.
"Are you certain, miss Heart? You didn't seem too keen on her company earlier."
"True, I had forgotten."

Light Heart [Warlord] 355426

I chuckle
"We merely got off a bad start, mister Curry. You seem keen on trusting her, so I shall trust your judgement."


Do they look hostile and/or shiny?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355429

"Less talking more walking, please."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355431

"Then I entrust her to your care."
As I deposit Mera on Heart's back, I'll whisper.
"Do not betray that trust."
And then I'll start walking down the hallway. Trident up, and glancing around. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 355434

These look mostly like plants. You don't recognize many, though there are a few…

There's some Python Vine. Inert at day, it strangles prey at night.

Lamp Weed. By day, it closes, and at night, it opens, revealing bio-luminescent petals.

Earth Fly Trap. A plant that eats flies, but is harmless to anything as big as a pony.

Beard Moss. Parasitic fungus. Grows on trees.

Silver Oak. Flowers during the winter season.

She looks uneasily between the two of you.

You hear a growl in the darkness.

Light Heart [Warlord] 355435

"I would not dare."
I turn my head to look at the seapone and smile at her

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355436

Do I recall that growl, or see what makes it? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355437

Get a candle and cautiosly enter after Curry.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355438

"There's something… here. And it sounds hungry."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355440

I follow in after Emrille.
"Is it safe, mister Curry?"

Wf+6 355441

She nervously closed-mouth smiles.

You've never been one for growl recognition. It seems to be staying in the brush for now, whatever it is.


"keep listening."

Farsight where he's facing!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355443

"Of course there is… want me to shoot a flare at it and scare it away? Or at least have a look?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355444

"Python vine! Stay away from vines!"
I back away from any vines.

"Seekkill hungry too. Where something."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355446

Pull her back and keep her close to me

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355448

"Not yet, miss Seas. Stay with your mother."
I'll try to light up my horn a bit, to get a better view. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 355450

I chuckle
"My apologies for being so very rude to you earlier, miss Mera. I was merely experiencing a bad morning mood you see."

Wf+6 355453

Horns don't provide nearly as much light as candles, but you struggle and make yours a little brighter.

She nods slowly.

Light Heart [Warlord] 355455

"I do hope we will be able to converse with one another if mister Curry succeeds in his endeavors."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355456

"Hrmph. I should just by a floating torch or some nonsense."
And I'll investigate the noise. '1d10' My guard, of course, is up as I'm expecting to be pounced on at some point.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355457

"Give me one reason why not to just shoot fire at it. Would give us a good look for sure."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355458

Rght, can I just Farsight where curry is facing?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355460

"Because that would turn the whole place into an inferno, knowing our luck, and anything of monetary value would likely be destroyed."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355462

"And where are the real treasures anyway? This place doesn't seem to be filled with gold so far."

Wf+6 355463

Certainly. You see heavy brush.

Vines creep about you on either side like true snakes, but make no move to attack.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355464

"Stupid pony. Stay away from vines."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355465

Keep on alert

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355467

Step back, and continue down the hallway I suppose.
"I do not know, miss Emrille. My teacher did not regale me with tales of mountains of coin beneath the temple."


I fly up and try to spot the treasure, or the thing that was growling.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 355473

You come upon a series of metal cages. One door hangs noticeably open, water leaking out.

You spot nothing but vines creeping about on both sides of the path.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355475

"Well, that certainly looks familiar…"
I'll inspect the other cages. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355477

I follow after Curry.
There must be SOMETHING worthwhile here!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355478

I follow Curry.

Wf+6 355479

Most of them are either busted open or inhabited by bones. Looks like animals don't keep over nine centuries.

You have a great sense of unease…

Light Heart [Warlord] 355480

I'm still walking at the back I suppose >>355455

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355481

"…Is it safe to go inside yet momma?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355482

"What in the world… This can't be right. Unless…"
I'll run back to the section of flora where I heard the growling earlier.
"Creature, are you in there? Do you understand me?"

Wf+6 355483

She nods hopefully at you.


follow him. Caan I see the cage, too? Farsight into it.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 355485

You hear a ferocious roar.

Okay. Now you remember that roar. That's that impenetrable Chimera.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355486

"I don't think so sweetie… just be patient okay?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355487

"I don't like this… at all… for many reasons…"
Keep my cool, perk my ears, and look for anything that resembles treasure.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 355488

Sure! You find it without issue. There's a hole in the roof. The floor is soaked.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355489

"Everyone, get back. It seems that the ancient Lunar idea of a treasury was a zoo!"
And guard up in case it charges.

Light Heart [Warlord] 355491


"Judging by that noise, I am tempted to say no, little Summer."
Ready my pistols.
"Everypony at the ready."

Wf+6 355492

You wander deeper toward the end of the room, guided only by candlelight and lamp weed.

For now, nothing from the shadows.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355494


Spring Water [Charlatan] 355495

I gulp and draw my own sword
"Stay behind me Summer."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355496

"That's bullshit."

And is there anything there?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355497

"Creature, if you can understand me… come into the light. Slowly, please."

Wf+6 355498

Roll perception.

Roll luck.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355499


Roll #1 1 = 1


Keep up my farsight!

It's coming…

Roll #1 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355502

Can I peek around Spring and try to see the Chimera, or are we not in the room yet?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355503

Oh boy. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 355504

You wander forward into the dark, and something snatches you up before you can make a noise. Guess you shouldn't have separated from the group…

You can try. Looks like you're way too far behind.

You and Curry see movement in the brush as the Chimera slowly backs away into the shadows.

It's a non-sapient beast. You're just lucky it's afraid of Summer.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355505

Fuck, fuck!
Break free!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355507

"A chimaera. Should we kill it? Now, while it's afraid, we can have an advantage."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 355509

"Hunt in place with python vines?"
I laugh at him.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355510

I move around Spring then.
Why's everyone looking at it all weird?…
Continue approaching them.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Spring Water [Charlatan] 355512

Run after her

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355513

"No, let it be. It survived this long, seemingly with no food. Are you certain we could even kill it?
"Miss Seas, please stay back until we're certain it's safe."

"…And where is miss Emrille?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 355515

"That is a good question, mister Curry."
I lower Mera onto the ground and tell Rosemary to look after her. Then Wark and I look around if we can see Emrille '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355518

"There's a hole on the cage top. It could have climbed out to hunt. Still.. yeah, it may be different."

Wf+6 355519

You feel yourself gripped, ponyhandled, and bathed in a horrible, burning acid, before being thrown out back on the ground. You can now see what looms before you: it's a huge plant. It's some kind of horrible pitcher plant with animate limbs.

The bright side is that you're free now! You are now longer helpless, just in horrible, acidic pain.

The lot of you get distracted by movements of the vines.


Keep looking for that pony.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 355521

"I just about had fucking enough!"

Fire Shot!
Torch it!

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 355522

"If you'll notice, that's the cage we fell into earlier. Now, let's find miss Emrille."
And with that, I head back to the last place I saw her and start looking. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Borders Skewed [Mage] 355523

"Right. Anyway-"


Do I see what's happening?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 355524

"What's going on with the vines?…"
I cautiously back away from it.
Do I notice anything besides them?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 355525


Wf+6 356248

There she is! You spot Emrille at that back of the room being flung around. She fires aimlessly into the brush and rapidly ignites it. As a result of all of the greenery in the room, it catches, and soon there's a wall of fire between you and her.

You are gripped by angry vines that fling you around side to side, though you do manage to squeeze off a shot that promptly hands in the brush and sets the miniature jungle on fire.

A wall of fire now separates you from the others. You are helpless! Work your way free from the vines!

Oh, you see her and the giant fire she started, alright. You have to back up a little to stop from getting singed by the flames.

You see a big fire started by Emrille as she is flung around by a plant.

Emrille: 0/5 hits, 4/5 wounds

Chip(DD knight) 356249

Uhhhnnn… what happened?
I open my eyes.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356250

Great. I'll see if I can't pluck Emrille out of whatever's she gotten herself into with TK. '1d10'
"Can't you shoot ice or something? I told you not to use fire!"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356251

Those fuckers probably can't fly!
Fly up and free myself!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 356252

Is it possible to fly over this wall of fire? '1d10'
Can Rosemary heal from range? '1d10'

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


"What.. is this?"

Try some improved TK to hold the plant down for emrille to free herself

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 356254

You mix up your telekinetic fields and end up ruining each other's efforts.

Fortunately you break free and take to the air.

The smoke is terrible up above. You take smoke damage.

The acid continues to burn through your skin.

You can TRY, but you mostly end up flying straight into the smoke and immediately having breathing trouble. You do a faceplant into the floor, and begin to hyperventilate. You're having a heart attack.

Rosemary is torn between helping you and Emrille, and doesn't accomplish anything in her panic.

Looks like Emrille has started a fire in the treasury.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356255

Just stand back and watch.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356256

"Miss Light Heart!"
I rush over there and try to pull her out and heal her.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356257

I'm so getting a fucking scarf after this.
Hold a hoof to my mouth and nose, then Frost Shot.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11


Try to use my shadows to stop the fire.

"Emrille! Frost! Water! Something!"

Roll #1 9, 3 = 12

Chip(DD knight) 356259

Stand up and cover my nose.
"Emrille, anyone of you, do something!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356260

Just calm down and let the doctors take care of this!
Rosemary can heal Emrille, looks like the filly has me covered '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


Try and heal Emrille from a distance!

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7


Thank goodness for my mask. but this fire.

Can I wink Light Heart over to safety?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356263

Hmm. Can I make a bubble of space around Summer and Light Heart with Telekinesis? '1d10' to find out.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 356264

Not going to happen, pull Lightheart away from the fire.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 356265

She doesn't have wounds. You do manage to find her pills and put them in her mouth, though.

Your wings seize under you and your eyes burn as you squint through the sulfur, still in the air.

The little dot of ice vanishes completely in the inferno. You think you hit something, but the fire rages so completely around you that you can't be certain of anything.

The acid peels back your outermost layers of skin, thoroughly decayed.

The acrid smoke screeches angrily at your eyes and wracks your senses as you float inside the torrent of ash.

They vanish as they approach the source of light. The two shadows cling to the reverse side of a tree not lit. Magenta angrily remarks,

Fire makes light! This is turning bleeeeeeeeak fast.

Rosemary can't get close enough and cowers from the fire inching closer.

She's too far away. You cross the burning hallway, searing yourself in the process, and heal her.

The fire is all around all of you on all sides now. The only way to escape it is to flee the room entirely.

Nope. You do get an eyeful of chimera as it flees the burning hellscape and leaps off the balcony into the water.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds

Chip(DD knight) 356266

"Everyone out! out!"
Lets make a run for it. Get outside of the room.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356267

Grab Emrille with Improved TK, move her to this side of the fire as fast and as safely as possible. '1d10'
She needs medical aid.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356268


Wind Shot!
Make the smoke go away!

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356269


Wink to the entrance to the room.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356270

…Can I grab Spring with that too?

Felfire [Necromancer] 356271

On me. We leave.
Run away with the others.


Run run run! Grab Summer too! The water will do good!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356273


Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 356274

I pat Summer on the head as I calm down
"Thank you, little Summer. Now I do believe we ought to evacuate."

And then I followed her



Roll #1 8 = 8


Rolling, if that's needed

Roll #1 7 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356277

I flee with >>356272

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356278


Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 356279

Emrille shoots a hole of air through the flames and with Curry's help, both Spring and Emrille retreat through before a giant, flaming log crashes to the ground.

The fresh air just seems to fan the flames, though…

You dive into the water.

You wink to the water.

You fall back with your shadows.

You, Rosemary, and Mocking Wark retreat out of the burning room as well.

As does little Summer, plopping into the water.

Still in the room: Curry, Emrille (on the door side of the room), Mera (by the door, incapacitated)

The fire is now actively collapsing around those still in the room.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 4/5 wounds
Curry: 5/5 hits, 4/5 wounds
Mera: 4/5 wounds


Ah, the fishpony. I was supposed to look after her.
Get back in there and pick her out of trouble, back into the water

Roll #1 3 = 3

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356281


Can I wink curry out?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356282

And I'll start rushing towards Mera.
"Come on now, up you go." '1d10' to hoist her up.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356283

"Mister Curry! You gotta get outta there!"
I try to rush back in there and help drag him out!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 356284

Help LightHeart all the while looking out for her in case a log trash her over.

Use Protect on her.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 356285

Might aswell Enjoy the show since my shadows can't step in there.
Got any wish to be heroes, guys?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356286

Fucking Abilio not just teaching me how to use water and giving me a fucking book instead.
Try to prevent Curry from fucking up and get to safety with the seapony.

Roll #1 8 = 8


Go in after her and help her move Curry and that seahorse out

Roll #1 1 = 1


For fuck's…
Try to prevent her from killing herself, or at lest help her up.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 356289

With one of my shadows, of course.
Use the other one too.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 356290

Cooldown 2

You only singe yourself trying to approach the terrible blaze.

I sure like to use the adjective terrible a lot.

Chip somehow stands in front of you shielding you from the heat? Whatever, because Protect he takes the damage for you. And he burns himself too.

In its death throes, a Python Vine lashes out and grips you, pulling you to the ground, aflame. Your pain is only magnified as you feel the torment of the plant radiate into you.as the fire begins to catch onto your wooden armor.

The two of you help Curry, Summer actually leaving safety and allowing herself to join the party being cooked alive inside the blaze.

He's free of the vine, now in the room with the lot of you.

You don't have a vine to blame, though. A whole burning tree collapses on you, cooking your tender unicorn flesh.

You should always strive to be a hero, Felfire. This is an opportunity to prove your honor.

Forgeeeeeet it. Watch 'em squirm!

They can't approach the light source to lift it.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 1/5 wounds
Spring Water: 0/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Curry: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Chip: 7/7 hits, 3/5 wounds

Considered to be OUTSIDE: Borders, Chip, Light Heart & Co., Felfire & Co.
Considered to be INSIDE: Curry, Summer, Spring, Emrille

Wf+6 356291

CORRECTION: Emrille's action was chosen via Steam to be to escape. So escape she did, with Mera! They should be on the outside list instead.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356292

Everybody, time to go. '1d10' Improved TK, from here into the water.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356293


Wink whoeever needs it the most back here! Recharge should be done now

Felfire [Necromancer] 356294

If they squirm and die I'm not getting out of here either, Magenta.

Is everypony safe now?


I yell in pain and try to squirm from under the tree

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 356296

The recharge is 2, not 1.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356297

I'm not feeling too well to go back in there…
Spring, you idiot, why did you run back

Chip(DD knight) 356298

I look at LH.
"Are you alright?"

I then approach Mera and try to carry her.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356299

"Come on mister Curry, we gotta le-"
I turn and see Spring.
I rush over there and try to shift the tree and heal her!

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 1 + 2 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 356300

Can't watch her cry like that.
If that 9 in improved TK didn't do it, dive in and try to pull her out.
Go for the kid first, if she's still trapped.


Now with a roll.

Roll #1 10 = 10



improved TK whoever needs it out!

Roll #1 5 = 5


Can Rosemary pull of a daring Heal on the good doctor?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 356304

Abandoning the still-trapped Spring, you move everyone else out of the burning room.

You can't use TK take multiple actions, like move people away AND help someone up from helplessness.

You writhe. When the day finally dawns, it dawns in fire.

You can't take two actions.

You helplessly ram your horn against the tree repeatedly, trying to free your mother, to no avail. Fortunately, though,

Chip lumbers into the room and pushes the tree off with a brute shove, then pulls Spring to her feet.

As of correction, Mera was saved last turn.

Applied your 9 toward saving Spring Water instead.

You bravely evacuate Summer, retreating to the water.

The smoke gets in your eyes and makes it too hard to cast.

Daring indeed! She joins those roasting inside.

Inside: Rosemary, Spring Water, Chip

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 1/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Curry: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Chip: 7/7 hits, 2/5 wounds
Rosemary 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds


Please get out of here without some random object trying to murder me

Get into the water

Roll #1 9 = 9


Rosemary should retreat back into the water

Roll #1 9 = 9

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356307

"Emrille, get in the water before that acid melts you to bits! Everyone else, if you're still in that room get your rears out of it!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356308

Well I fucking did it. Hold the kid.
None of my business anymore.

No wait, let go of the kid.
And swim to someplace dry with the others.

Did I do good, Fervy?

Wf+6 356309

You did, Felfire. I'm proud of you.

Chip(DD knight) 356310

"Spring get out now!!" I cover my face with my paw and try to lumber forward.

Get the fuck out and punch any object that tries to block me.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356311

Wink chip out!

Felfire [Necromancer] 356312

Let out a sigh and say nothing.

Wf+6 356313

The three of you rush for the exit. The two unicorns clear it, but a terrible collapse of burning wood and refuse sends up another wave of sparks, searing the diamond dog.

You blink the poor mutt into the water. He could use the relief.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 1/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Curry: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Chip: 7/7 hits, 2/5 wounds
Rosemary 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356314

"Good work on saving miss Seas, miss Felfire. There might be a heroic streak in you yet."

Wf+6 356315

With a flourish, Mera surfaces next to you with a smile and waves.


"For fuck's sake…"

Pull.. something out of my hat. Gods…

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356317

I spit.
"I feel like shit… anyone? Some healing?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356318

Look at him with a half-disgusted stare.
"Right. Because this is just what we need.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356319

"Glad to see you're safe as well, miss Mera. Good thing I had left you with the others! I shudder to think what would have happened if you were inside with the rest of us…"

Wf+6 356320

You only find lint.


I grumble angrily as I set to healing Chip

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Wf+6 356322

You attempt to murder your savior with the burning hatred of a mare that doesn't like life.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 1/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Curry: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Chip: 7/7 hits, 1/5 wounds
Rosemary 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds


I shake my head in amusement
"My my, who knew setting a garden on fire was a bad idea, miss Emrille?"
Rosemary can set to healing her

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356324

I try to heal him.

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 356325

I splash my whole body and kill the fire on me.

"O.. Ow!" I look at Spring as she began to poke me very hard with her horn on my ribcage.


I mutter an apology as I retry the spell

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356327

"That's what the world needs, miss Felfire. And it doesn't take much, either. Why, if I didn't know you better, I'd say that you running into the blaze to rescue miss Seas was a selfless act."
"As for you, miss Emrille. Did I not explicitly say that you were not to use fire in that room? Or do all my words come out as 'blah, blah blah blah' to your ears?"

Wf+6 356328

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Curry: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Chip: 7/7 hits, 2/5 wounds
Rosemary 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds


Rosemary keeps up what she's doing

Roll #1 5 = 5


Keep at it…

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 356331

"What use could I have for healers?"
Smirk at him.

Chip(DD knight) 356332

I just look dumbfounded at her seeing myself still wounded and with her poking her horn on me.
"A.. are you angry?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356333

"It wasn't for no fucking reason! I got attacked by a got damned plant with some sort of burning goo shit!"

Stand up and.
"You know what? I don't even fucking care at this point. I'm glad that I torched that place. And I would do it again. If it were up to me, I would burn this whole fucking place once we are out. This 'Temple' did nothing so far but try to kill us on every step we took. Some fucking benevolent god it is for."

Chip(DD knight) 356334

"AAARRGGHH!! STOP PLEASE STOP!" I pull back away from this angry mare.

Wf+6 356335

Let the hate flow through you. You will kill the Diamond Dog that flung himself back into the fire to pull a tree off of you just in time for you to not die.

She gets distracted by Spring's attempt to kill Chip. Call it a "View to Kill".

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Curry: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Chip: 7/7 hits, 1/5 wounds
Rosemary 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356336

Shouldn't I be regenerating wounds?
"Now, miss Mera, if you'd like to resume your position…"
And I'll hunker down so my head's just above the water, so that she can get comfortable.
"What use do you have for friends, you mean. Miss Seas likes you, for some reason, and you care for her. That much is obvious. There's no reason to be shy about it."


Rolling to enjoy the water

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 356338

"You get hit by burning goo and the first thing you do is use fire? When you studied water and ice already?"
"Whoa, you are dumb!"
Laugh at him.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356339

"Better to be the fool and think the best of others, than be the cynic and reinforce only the worst."

Wf+6 356340

It's pretty okay. Nothing to write home about, but there are some fountains and it's just the right temperature. Those squabbling idiots are kind of killing the mood, though.

Yes! You're not benefiting from the armor because it was charred and needs to be repaired, but you should still be regenerating one every other turn. My bad! Will be fixed next update.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356341

I grumble and try to heal Chip.

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 356342

"Who told you that, a seagull?"


I scrunch in anger and tap my horn with a hoof

I splash him hooves in frustration
"This is a temple of Luna! Why is my magic so unstable!?"

I shoot him an angry look

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 356344

I stand back from Spring.
"What are you doing?? That horn of yours is killing me."

Oh please no not again.


This is going to take a while…

Pull out some burn heal from my hat. Failing that, earplugs.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356346

"My teacher, actually. Along with other nuggets of wisdom such as 'it's better to be lied to than to lie,' and other such things."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356347

"I'm pretty sure it isn't. It's some sort of death trap that attracts ponies thinking it is, when actually it isn't. I'm surrised we haven't come across any angry necromancers yet."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356348

"You mean your friend miss Felfire doesn't count?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356349

Should be a 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 356350


Fervor, could you come here? I feel cold…

Chuckle at that.

Wf+6 356351

You just manage to make yourselves more miserable int he sopping wet. It makes one wonder why you guys hate poor Chip so much. Maybe you should think more benevolent thoughts. Luna was the one who was good, remember? You're kind of channeling Nightmare Moon vibes.

Your mind shifts to the fire at the last second, and with a pop! you see your hoof appear in the blaze and get consumed. You're now bleeding out.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Chip: 7/7 hits, 1/5 wounds
Rosemary: 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds
Borders Skewed: 2/2 hits 4/5 wounds MISSING HOOF

He wraps himself around you. My love for you is warmer than ever, though.

Chip(DD knight) 356352

"She's not angry all the time."
"I dont recall her being angry at all if you ask me."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356353

Prayer of Healing.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 356354

See what I mean? "Fuck this." isn't a Luna thought. That's a Nightmare Moon thought.

Get your act together if you want some divine aid.


"I-I'm going to need help with this!"

Try using my good hoof to retrieve my missing piece!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356356

"Let's just get out of here as soon as we can and possibly blow up the enterance or something."


That should have been a 6!
Now goddammit, Heal Chip already

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 356358

I back away from the two mares.
"Look, just heal the others first."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356359

And of course, I post with the wrong fucking name


Rosemary can keep healing

And my keyboard can stop being a butt too

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 356362

You finally manage to patch Chip up. Poor dog. Has he seriously ever done anything to you?

You have a hard time latching onto that specific object in the universe. You pull out… a skeletal hoof from one of the seapony corpses in the room.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 2/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Rosemary: 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds
Borders Skewed: 2/2 hits 3/5 wounds MISSING HOOF

Wf+6 356363

Correction: Emrille: 3/5 wounds

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356364

Heal Spring.

Roll #1 2 + 5 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356365

By the way, what's up with my skin?
Do I even have it? Did the heal fix that?
Or what?

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356366

"Yeah, I'd really.. like some help, here? I appear to be bleeding out!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356367

"Could someone give Bounder a hoof? He seems to have lost his."
And for the moment, TK Tourniquet on his stump so he stops bleeding. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356368

Now Heal Summer '1d10+2'

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 356369

Settle down gently in his shadow.
Okay. I'm glad you are proud of me.
Poke her.
"You might want to take care of that…"
Point her to the guy without a hoof, bleeding all over.

Chip(DD knight) 356370

I just let her do her thing and relax for a moment.
"Thank you at last."

Look around, is the temple still stable? Can I calculate if it high tide or low tide?

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Wf+6 356371

Not ALL of your skin was burned off. You have seven layers of skin. You lost like… three.

Your first aid is ineffectual.

Aren't you pleased with yourself?

She's feeling better.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 4/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds

The water in this room appears to have no tie to the tide outside.
Rosemary: 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds
Borders Skewed: 2/2 hits 2/5 wounds MISSING HOOF

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356372

Can I just take a six and heal everyone?
Otherwise we're going to be here for a really fucking long while.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356373



Well I don't have Mend, so I can't do anything about that hoof

Heal Summer

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356375

And fuck.
I try to mend his hoof.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356376

Can't really help the screaming guy.

I'll just go back to the main hall or whatever with the enterance.


Rosemary continues to heal Emrille

Roll #1 6 = 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 356378

For going looking for my death yet again? Nothing new there.

Wf+6 356379

Spring, Destroyer of Hope, harnesses her dark magic, powered by her faith in Nightmare Moon, and lashes out at her daughter.

It grows back nicely. Good work. Finally.

Emrille: 5/5 hits, 4/5 wounds
Spring Water: 5/5 hits, 3/5 wounds
Summer Seas: 5/5 hits 3/5 wounds
Mera: 3/5 wounds
Rosemary: 2/2 hits, 4/5 wounds
Borders Skewed: 2/2 hits 2/5 wounds

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356380

"Miss Spring, calm yourself. Please."

Chip(DD knight) 356381

"Spring! What the?!" I then began to stand between her and her daughter.

Use protect on Summer.


"Thank you so much-Spring?"

Can I just hold Spring Down with Improve TK till she calms down?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 356383

Okay that sarcasm was mistaken for fluff.

She just burned Summer. She's not berserk.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356384

"Ow! W- Why'd you do that?"
I wince and cower, backing away from her as she strikes me, my streak of anger broken by her sudden attack.


I let out a weary sigh and try to Heal her properly
"I told you my magic would get worn down from overuse…"

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 356386

"Hey Curry, have we gotten what you three has gone in here in the first place."
I look at the others.
"Everyone is on the edge right now, we need to get out of here before we do each other."

I look at Summer.
"Look, its your mother. She didnt do it on purpose."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356387

"Anyway, I believe that was the last room in the temple. If you'd like to retreat to the antechamber to rest until the tide recedes, be my guest. There likely isn't enough bedding for everyone, so you'll have to cuddle up a bit. I've a few things to see to before I can let myself sleep."
I'll nod to Chip.
"Yes… I think we're done here. And I apologize to you all for promising you things that it doesn't seem like I delivered…"

Wf+6 356388

You spend a long time and finally get everyone healed.

Okay that's not true. You mostly get restrained by your daughter while you calm down and Rosemary heals everyone.

Luna wouldn't approve of all this anger.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356389

I'm not even angry! Just out of focus from nearly dying earlier!

Felfire [Necromancer] 356390

"Now that somepony burnt down the whole treasury? Sure."
"You are coming with me. I want to check the ashes above before we go."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356391

"Like what can possibly kill us that we haven't discovered yet?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356392

I let out a sigh as it's all over.
…and grit my teeth when I hear her speak up.

Chip(DD knight) 356393

I scratch my head.
"I have no idea what to expect in this temple when LightHeart drags me for this mission."
I then look at Curry and close my eyes.
"To be honest.. I am glad that she did."

I just pawpalmed my face.
"Please dont remind me."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356394

"You mean in the gallery? That was where I was headed. Or did you mean the remains of the treasury? That's likely to burn for a while."
"There wasn't supposed to be anything like that here. Or at least I was never told of it."
I'll sigh a bit.
"You do have my apologies, though. It seems that plant may have ruined your coat."
"Miss Seas, I have an important job for you. You and your mother are to keep miss Mera company int the antechamber while miss Felfire and I inspect the gallery and treasury, after it finally goes out, for anything salvageable."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356395

"I meant the treasury, but I can wait."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356396

I look at my missing patches of fur and skin.
"You don't fucking say it did? I wouldn't have guessed when it melted down from me. And for 'not supposed to be here', there were quite a few deadly things all over the place."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356397

"I for one, am quite pleased. I have retrieved what I wanted from this temple."

"I shall accompany you, mister Curry."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356398

"Don't bump that heart around too much orI won't guarantee for it."

Chip(DD knight) 356399

"Oh yeah the heart." I nod.
"If you're going with Curry, I'm coming too."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356400

I'll glare at Emrille for a moment, and then deflate a little.
"You are right, of course. Ignorance was no excuse for getting us all nearly killed."
"If you wish, miss Heart. Though perhaps miss Rosemary or Mister Wark would appreciate your company more?"

Chip(DD knight) 356401

"Getting killed so that you three can praise the moon. Yes I can say it is not a big enough excuse." I glare at him.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356402

"Yeah, you go wherever, I'm not moving from here.
I had enough with this place."

"You made it all sound like it was a fucking playground…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356403

"I will try my best."

"Good. You are always welcome to join of course."

"And they are free to accompany me if they so please. Otherwise, they may just rest."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356404

"Alright, mister Curry. I'll watch miss Mera."
I reply after having remained silent for several minutes.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356405

I too, have remained silent for all this time and move over to Mera to check on her vitals

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356406

I'll grimace at Chip.
"The goal was to kill the hydra. After that, it was supposed to be a simple matter of seeing if that old legend was true."
"I've lived here since I was a colt, miss Emrille. Obviously I had grown used to it, and had forgotten others hadn't. I have already apologized to you, and there is not much more I can do."
I'll give Summer a tired smile.
"Thank you miss Seas."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356407

"Do we go or keep apologizing some more?"

Wf+6 356408

She seems alright now. Much more at home in the water, she can swim laps around you.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356409

"You could start by figuring out how to fix this!"
Point at my ruined coat.
And no, not the coat coat, my skin-coat.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356410

"…shut up."
I glower at her.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356411

"It's just fur, it grows back!"
Show her my burnt face.

Chip(DD knight) 356412

I look at Summer.
"… are you fine?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356413

Glare at her.
"Excuse me?!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356414

"Once we've settled misses Seas, Spring, and Mera in the Antechamber, we shall head to the gallery to see if there's anything worth saving."
"Wrap it in fresh seaweed, and make certain you don't get the kind that a jellyfish has decided to latch onto. Dreadful things, jellyfish. Also, a healthy diet usually helps a lost coat come in evenly and with a good luster. And perhaps a warning not to use fire in a crowded area of plants!"

Chip(DD knight) 356415

I snicker at his remarks regarding the fire.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356416

"It'll grow back, Emrille."

"Come on now Summer, we're all tired and worn down here…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356417

"I don't know about you, but plants that want to kill ponies can burn in hell."

"Yeah, I can wait, sure…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356418

I don't respond, frowning.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356419

I snort.
"That's right…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356420

"Plants aren't fond of the cold, either. And that wouldn't have set the entire corridor alight."
I'll just shake my head and sigh.
"But we're wasting time, and most of you are likely hungry. There are some provisions upstairs, though it can be at best considered 'light' for a group this size. Come along now. Miss Mera, if you would resume the mounted position?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356421

"Emrille, I think you should stop talking now."
Glower at her from my corner.

Chip(DD knight) 356422

I approach the two ponies who almost poked me death as they kind of glower in the corner.

"I suppose you two have gotten what you needed here I suppose."
"Did Luna speak to you two?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356423

"You would wish them into a burning pit too if you got covered in that acidic shit."

"Should I?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356424

I softly clear my throat
"Speaking of miss Mera… I apologize for my terrible oversight earlier. I lost focus on what I was supposed to do and left miss Mera to suffer from it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356425

I speak up a bit more, my voice cracking from the anger.
"Shut… SHUT UP!"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356426


"You should, Emrille."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356427

"Yes. Just for a moment."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356428

"Enough. If you keep squabbling like children, I'll-"
"Miss Seas, what's the matter?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356429

Stand up, shadows at my sides, glowering at Emrille.

Chip(DD knight) 356430

I scoff at Lightheart.
"Dont push yourself, we save her that is all that matters."

I slump back.
"Well at least we got the heart of the hydra."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356431

"Come on Summer… there's no point in yelling like that…"

I give him a hard look
"I'll handle this. Give us some room if you please. All of you. Leave us be for a moment."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356432

"Yeah, right."

I snarl at her.
"Remind me of that the next time I pay so your mother can live again."

Get away from all those fuckers.

Chip(DD knight) 356433

I look at Summer for a moment and raise my hand.
Give the two some space.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356434

"Miss Spring, I beg your pardon but miss Summer is now as much my business as she is yours. I cannot do as you ask."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356435

Go back to sitting in my corner.

Chip(DD knight) 356436

Put a paw on his shoulders.
"Dont push it for now my friend. All of us are stressed here."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356437

"There were circumstances that prompted you to do such. However, I'm sure mister Wark at least kept his head about him and was there."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356438

"What did you just say?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356439


"I- I didn't ask you to do that! I- I… I thought you were a nice pony! But no! You're just… you're just… a fucker! A shithead! I hate you!"

Chip(DD knight) 356440

Ah damnit, here we go.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356441

Stand up, have my shadows offer a hoof to each of them.
"We should all leave."

Chip(DD knight) 356442

I look at Felfire and Summer.
"Perhaps it would be best."
Drag, Curry if I have too.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 356443

"Perhaps so, but-"

I cock an eyebrow
"Please, everypony, I understand all of us are quite worn from the experience. We ought to give each other some room so we don't start saying things we do not mean."
I walk up to Emrille and usher her along before she can say anything back
"Miss Emrille, we should talk."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356444

Flip her with a winger as I get away from there, but don't stop.
Whiny sack of shit

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356445

"What the fuck do you want? If it is about the fucking plants I swear I'm going to shut you up with a bullet."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356446

"Mister Chip, while I appreciate your concern and caution, I have no choice but to press the matter."
Squaring up to Spring, and looking her dead in the eye, I'll speak.
"Miss Spring Water, as a Lunar Guardian, protecting your daughter is my highest priority now that the temple has served its purpose. There is no way short of ending my life that will keep me from performing that duty."
I'll glare a moment at Chip.
"Friend, you had best leave me and her be for the moment. I would not want you getting hurt."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356447

I give her a smack against the back of her head
"Summer! What did you just say!?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356448

"Let her vent, miss Spring! Bottling it up won't do her any good."

Chip(DD knight) 356449

I stand next to LH, ready to protect her.

While carrying Curry
beat my roll.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356450

I will break your grapple, then. '1d10+2'

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 356451

Have one shadow slap him across the face.
"You should just shut up and follow me outside."

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 356452

I chuckle
"I assure you it has nothing to do with that, I will be with you in a moment, miss Emrille."

"Mister Curry. Leave the two doctors alone as instructed please."

Chip(DD knight) 356453

I then look at Curry.
"Say please."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356454

I charge at her and try to give her a shove.

Roll #1 5 = 5


Grab her with my telekinesis!

Roll #1 3 = 3


Stop her.
"Kid don't do things you are gonna regret!"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356457

I'll just glare at him for a moment.
"Let me go, mister Chip, or I shall do something I will regret."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356458

"Just a sec-"

Fly up.
"Are we really doing this?! Really now?"

Chip(DD knight) 356459

"You're no fun." I frowned.
Drop him.

Then just facepalmed at all the infighting happening.

Light Heart [Warlord] 356460

I step in front of him
"Mister Curry, you will listen to us and follow us out. Doctor Spring specifically asked you to."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356461

I try to avoid them stopping me and continue chasing after Emrille, jumping up to try and grab her.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 356462

Stop Summer at her track.
"Stop this." I just frown.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356463

I'll nod to him.
"Doctor Spring is exhausted and was nearly crushed beneath a tree. As such, her judgement has suffered."
"And that is enough, miss Seas." '1d10' TK to lift her up and put her on my back.

Roll #1 10 = 10


"End of the line!"
Grab her by the back of the neck and keep her hooves off the ground.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356465

Fly higher, way out of her reach.

"Give up. Now. I'm not even joking."

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Summer! Get back over here!"

I growl and walk up to him, smacking him with my hoof
"Don't you touch my daughter like that!"

Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 356467

"Almost, if I had not dive in to get her out."

I look at the others.
"All of us need to pipedown. Lets just give ourselves some space and be at rest for an hour or two."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356468

"Miss Spring, you need to first of all calm down. You're hardly setting an example for your daughter."
Stepping back slightly, with Summer on my back, I'll look over my shoulder at her.
"Now, Summer, speak. Why are you angry at miss Emrille?"

Wf+6 356469

That fire in the treasury seems to have died out with nothing else to consume… It's still full of smoke and smoldering logs, though.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356470

"No! She- she… she's an idiot! A fucking idiot! And I hate her! I HATE HER!"
I squirm under Curry's grasp.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356471

"Why do you hate her? Speak."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356472

"Fuck this. The first that harms the kid will be my next plaything!"
And with this I go back to a dark corner with my shadows.

Chip(DD knight) 356473

I stand between Summer and Emrille in case she got wise.
Protect on Summer.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356474

I'll nod to both Felfire and Chip.
"Speak your mind, miss Seas."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356475

I let out a crude chuckle.
"Just fucking stop now, kid. Just fucking stop."


Pick Summer up from his back and walk off again
"You don't have any right to do this. I am her mother and you would do well to remember that. Give us a moment for goodness sake, you are only stressing her out."

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 356477

Undermining my authority are we? We'll see how that works out when we get back to the fleet.
"Mister Curry please."

"Summer, please calm down."

"Miss Emrille, there is no need to keep swearing."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356478

"She almost got my momma killed! AGAIN! Because she went and lit all the plants on fucking fire! She's a dumbass! A- A idiot! Stupid!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356479

"Miss Spring, I am letting her speak her thoughts. To vent all her anger at once, instead of bottling it up until it bitters her."
I'll lock eyes with her again.
"And I am her guardian, miss Spring, and you had best remember that. For I will protect her from anyone whom I deem a threat to her."
"Miss Heart, now is not the time."
"That is true, miss Seas. Miss Emrille isn't the brightest torch in the sconce. However! We are all still alive. Should we not be thankful for that?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356480

"You shut your fucking mouth, you piece of shit. This was supposed to be the temple you lived in and you didn't know shit about it to help us. You were pretty much useless the whole time."

"Protect her yourself next time. You are my guest. It's not like I was the one who kept the seaponies from tearing her and you apart, you ungrateful, whiny cunt!"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356481

I clench my teeth
"You are not her guardian. Now hoof her over before I get angry."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356482

"Get angry, then."
"But at least I didn't light us all on fire."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356483

Turn my shadows towards him.
"Put the filly down.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356484

"Cry me a river. I'm not the one wearing firewood."

Wf+6 356485

A brick falls out of the roof as the structure groans under the weight of the sea.

It makes a large splash!, and a thin, brick-sized stream of water now pours from the ceiling.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356486

I unsheathe my sword and put the blade against his neck
"You have no authority over my daughter, you hear me?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356487

"I will put her down when she wishes to be put down, and not one moment earlier."
I'll stare at that for a moment.
"Thrice-damned son of a sea biscuit. Arguments can wait. Upstairs, everyone now."

Chip(DD knight) 356488

"Whoa.. wha.."
"Looks like thats our cue to leave this place!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356489

"It's all her fault! She nearly got us KILLED!"

"Fuck you! I- I- You're just trouble! All you do is kill ponies! L- Let's… let's see how you like it!"
I hop off of Curry's back, and dodge Chip's form and charge at Emrille, drawing the gun and attempting to shoot her.

Roll #1 9 - 3 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356490

"I have as much authority as Luna grants me, miss Water, as well as how much miss Seas allows. Now get out of my way so I can see to it that you daughter does not drown here."
Taking a quick moment to scoop up Mera, we'll book it for the antechamber.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356491

"What the fuck?!"
Wind Shot, shoot the gun out of her grasp before she can aim at me!

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

Chip(DD knight) 356492

Grab her damnit.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356493

Damnation, Summer we don't have time for this.
Grab her again before Emrille shoots the kid. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 356494

Protect Summer.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356495

I glare at him furiously

But my jaw and blade drops as I see this unfold instead

Wf+6 356496

With perfect precision, Emrille shoots the gun out of the filly's hand, sending it tumbling into the water. It sinks.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356498

I try to grab it with my magic before it sinks!

Roll #1 1 = 1


Oh no you don't
I pick her up with much fervor, then book it out of here

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356500

Nope, she's not doing a thing. Scoop her up with TK, and get moving before the water starts rising too quickly. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 356501

You watch your hard-earned cash sink into the murky depths.

Another brick falls out of the ceiling directly over it.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356502

Snarl at her
"That's how I like it. Next time you pul this shit, I'll aim for you."

Leave the place before the water rises or something.

Light Heart [Warlord] 356503

Follow after her and Summer

Felfire [Necromancer] 356504

Follow him outside.

Chip(DD knight) 356505

"Everyone, this place is sinking. Lets get our shit out of here before it gets worse."
Navigate to the surface.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356506

I try to escape their holds and rush at Emrille and stab her with my horn!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356507

"Now is not the time, miss Seas. You can settle with her later!"
Once everyone… including the is safe in the Antechamber, I'm going to book it to the Gallery and grab all the paintings off the walls with telekinesis, and then book it back to the entrance.

Wf+6 356508

Summer is unsuccessful and she is towed away with the group headed for Curry's room. The door is still sealed by pressure, but it will be hours before the water raises to this level. You could, of course, open the door and flood the room to escape now.


Stand in front of her. Get stabbed if needed.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 356510

She can't get free but you do get clocked on the head by yet another brick.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356511

"Curry, we should check the treasury."

Chip(DD knight) 356512

"Dont open the door or it will flood." Itell the others.

Wf+6 356513

You retrieve the paintings.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356514

But I was outside the room!

Wf+6 356515

All of these rooms are made out of bricks.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356516

I can catch up later.
Wherever I am I go back to the treasury.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356517

"I'll do that. Someone put a leash on Summer in the meantime."

Head to the treasury.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356518

"Very well, then."
After depositing the paintings in the antechamber, and making sure everyone's there, I'll stand near Felfire.
"With your permission, it might go faster if I just carry you and run."

Wf+6 356519

You look around the ashen remnants of the room. It's certainly more cleared out now.

Looks like you can walk straight to the back. What a shame all those rare, exotic plants are dead. Not that you care about plants.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356520

Right. Am I still alive?
I don't care about those idiots anymore. Take my shadows and check out the treasury.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356521

Just keep Summer in a tight telekinetic hold, not allowing her to move
"You and I… we are going to have some serious words, missy."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356522

Fly to the back then.
Make sure to spit on some of the ashes.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356523

I walk straight to the back.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356524

Raise his shadow and have it do the same.

Wf+6 356525

You progress to the back of the room with Seekkill. To your left is an altar with a book resting on it. The book is ashen. The altar seems magical, but currently inert. Collapsed over the altar are the scoured remnants of a pitcher plant.

To your right is a sealed stone door.

Chip(DD knight) 356526

Guard the antechamber.
OOC: you guys take over Chip, Groves might be best since Chip will follow LightHearts commands.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356527

"Very well then."
I'll run to the Treasury, and meet up with Seekkill, who happens to be there already.

Anonymous 356528

Chip explores the treasury while thinking about filly butts and trap cocks.


Inspect the altar.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356530

Inspect the door.

Light Heart [Warlord] 356531

I stick with the doctor, keeping quiet and eyeing Summer in contemplation

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356532

I sigh and frown, my anger finally deflating to sadness.

Chip(DD knight) 356533

Haha Sol

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356534

I will investigate the burnt book. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


I inspect the door and try to figure out how to open it.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 356536

I chuckle
"All raged out, miss Summer? I admit you put up quite the show with that pistol of yours."

Wf+6 356537

You tap the altar uneasily a few times and it seems to 'awaken'. It glows a light blue color, and reacts violently, throwing you against the wall. Ouch. That hurt. Did you get anything out of that?

Perception roll.

Most of it is completely illegible. The cover is the easiest to make out because it's actually engraved. It reads "The Secret of Lunar Priestesses".

You do manage to get some text, though:

>"It is true t▓▓▓▓▓▓Prie▓▓▓▓ses, those who serve L▓▓▓▓▓▓▓rectly, are universally female. This doe▓▓▓▓▓▓▓hat Luna does not favor h▓▓▓▓▓▓▓vants: just the opposite. She yearn▓▓▓▓▓▓ser to them, but cannot fully merge with th▓▓▓▓▓▓▓are her power. For this rea▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ave her priests a gift. This Great ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓sses is imbued w▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ke priestesses, and, if the need arises, strip the honor."

The rest is too burned through to read.

It appears to be sealed with a series of counterbalances, which have been burned loose. You can probably open it with brute force if you have enough of it.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356538

"… where did you get that thing, Summer?"


It hates necromancers?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 356540

You are totally, absolutely oblivious. Maybe it's for the best.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356541

I'll sigh sadly.
"This would have been of great use to miss Seas. Still, it might hold some value to her yet. Miss Felfire, if I could borrow your saddlebag for a moment?"


I spare a glance at a glowing alter then try to muscle the door open.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356543

"We'll need the dog here."
Get Chip over her to do some lifting.


This can't be! Tap it again!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356545

It wasn't me!

I cast a look down at the ground, sadly frowning at how I was acting earlier.

I speak up, barely louder than a whisper, shutting my eyes in shame.
"U- Um… I bought it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356546

Maybe we could go inspect what the rest of the party is doing.

Give these two some privacy and all. Bring Chip along as well.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356547

Motion him to the shadow.
The shadow then puts it in my bags.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356548

I sigh
"Why… why did you buy that Summer? Look at me please."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356549

"Thank you.
Dusting my hooves, I'll hunker down next to the alter.
"Seems this part of the treasury actually had treasure in it. A shame the fire damaged everything, don't you think, miss Felfire?"

Wf+6 356550

You get your talons in the crack and really start to pull it apart. Solid progress, there. It's still too small a crack to get your head through, but the sound of the grind of stone as you pull it open is satisfying.

It still blasts you back against the wall. I'll accept that 9 as your perception roll, though.

You feel much more natural now. Hm. Maybe that altar didn't do anything bad to you after all.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356551

I'm really not good at heavy lifting.
Just keep watching.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356552

"Miss Felfire!? Are you alright?"


If I can lift a pony I can open a door. Keep going.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 356554

"Yeah. A shame. Look at this."
Is it… healing me?
"Curry, do you think this altar could react to moon magic?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356555

I look at her, tears slowly starting to come to my eyes.
"I- I… I was scared… a- and I just wanted something to protect us with…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356556

"Better than I was before."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356557

I enter the room with my followers, approaching Curry when Felfire gets blasted back
"Miss Rosemary, please tend to miss Felfire." '1d10'

"Mister Curry, come over here if you please."

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356558

I'll look at it sideways for a second.
"Perhaps. The book on it did relate to the Lunar Priesthood. All of whom were female, apparently. Fancy that."

Wf+6 356559

Solid progress. You can fit your head through now, but not your shoulders.

Inside, you see a collection of valuables untouched by the fire.

She shakes her head when she arrives. "She's not hurt!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356560

"One moment, miss Heart. We're rather in the middle of something."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356561

Wave Rosemary off.
"I'm fine. The altar is enchanted."
"Uh. Maybe we need Summer here.."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356562

Okay, let's just get Chip helping on it.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 356563

"Well fancy that."

"I advice we leave this accursed temple swiftly."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356564

"And then shooting Emrille with it? Just… why Summer? This isn't anything like you…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356565

I sit back and rest my arms while the diamond dog works.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356566

"Not until we figure this out. Go call for the kid."

Wf+6 356567

With a grunt, he shoves the doors open the rest of the way in one go.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356568

I'll nod slightly.
Looking towards the steady trickle of water, I'll think.
"We might even have the time."
And then I'll look towards the door.
"And we shall, miss Heart. However, the tide has yet to recede, and I do not relish the thought of this place being left underwater as we swim out to be an inviting prospect. Or had you forgotten miss Felfire's wings would weigh her down like a pair of iron shoes?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356569

He's sort of useful at times.
Get inside and have a look around.
What exactly is here?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 356570

"Hm. Very well then."
I turn and leave to get to Summer. Chip can stay here


In I go. Is there anything useful to me in here or is it all gold and gems and such?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356572

I'll head inside as well, after thanking Chip and Seekkill for getting the door open.
"Check your greed, Emrille. This still is up to miss Seas to divvy out, and don't think I didn't see those empty divots in the Lunar shrine below."


I will go have a look too. Armor?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356574

I fold my ears down and break out crying, moving closer and burying my face in Spring's chest.
"I- I… I was just so angry a- and scared a- a- and… I- I almost lost you momma because of miss Emrille a- and… I- I don't wanna be angry again…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356575

"She can go fuck herself for all I care, I'm taking what I want. She can be grateful that I didn't turn her pretty little head into pink mist."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356576

"If you so much as lay another hoof on any wealth inside this shrine before it it is accounted for, I will make sure that you never fly again. Or speak ill of miss Seas."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356577

"Please. Both of you. Kill each other outside of here."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356578

Turn around to face him.
"You think you are anything, bub? You seem to be forgetting your place, and just because we are in this blasted temple doesn't change much. And I didn't start the shit talking, she was, then she even had the fucking nerve to attack me."

Roll my eyes at her.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356579

I'll simply huff at Felfire, but then inspect the vault's contents. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 356580

A few books seem preserved here, away from the moisture of the library. Notably, Nature and the Arcane. It looks like a comparison between shamanic and magical arts. Could be useful to either one. Of course, reading is for eggheads.

There are ancient bits, as well, which begs the question of how long the currency system has been in place. Quite a few bits, in fact. You'd say there several hundred.

Aside from that, there appear to be a collection of odd instruments, like alembics and ancient samples of some of the plants from the outside of the treasury. They're withered, but there, somehow holding on in the air-tight chamber.

In the back, there's a lockbox with a piece of papyrus on top of it.

You trip and roll onto the altar, triggering it with a blind flash that consumes everyone in the room. Everyone but Curry goes airborne for about half a second.

Everyone rolls perception.



Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356582

"You started a fire that nearly killed her mother. And then you had the gall to blame her for your own idiocy. And now you're complaining that there isn't enough of a reward in it for you. Be glad I'm not gutting you for plundering the Shrine below."



Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356584

Dammit. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356585

I sigh and hug her tight, fighting back tears now
"Oh goddesses Summer…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356586



"I protected both of them enough times before that. And I don't think I have to remind you that I have more friends her than you do. If you attack me, you can rot down here, because I'm not the one who will end up dead. So just shut up before I put a bullet in your head."

Roll #1 8 = 8


Now what?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356588

"I'm sorry… so so so so so so so so so so sorry… I- I don't ever wanna do that again… I- I nearly… I nearly…"
I start hyperventilating while crying.

Wf+6 356589

You are very oblivious ponies and gryphon.

The sex-crazed mind of Emrille alone immediately darts to the genitals, where she realizes that the shrine's function is to altar anatomy. Everyone in the treasury has had their sexes reversed. And you're the only one that realizes it.

It would appear that the text was quite literal about the altar "making priestesses" and "stripping the honor".


Well, go for the books then. Take the magic one and look for necromancy thomes.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356591


Fly up and look around franatically.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356592

I start grabbing any gems that catch my attention and putting them in my bag.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356593

I'll head to the lockbox in back. What's the paper say?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356594

"What did who do?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356595

Look at her skeptical.

Wf+6 356596


Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356597


Light Heart [Warlord] 356598

"What is wrong, miss Emrille?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356599

I'll stare at that for a few moments.
Then the lockbox.
Then back to the note.
Then back to the lockbox.
…Then I'll just take the lockbox. Not gonna open it.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356600

"Hey what's in there?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356601

"Look at yourself you retards! How do you not notice it?! What the fuck kind of place is this?!"

Look around, can this be reversed?
How did it even?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356602

"Something dangerous, apparently. I had thought it best not to open it in an enclosed space."


Do I notice it?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 356604

OOC: last rolls b4 sleep
'1d10' and look at myself

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356605

I'll scratch at my beard. Do I know what she's talking about? '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356606

Please stay up for this. Chip is the best character to have around at this time.


Look myself over

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 356608

You seem to recall that Felfire has touched the altar three times.

Oh. Right. He's talking about the fact that you're a bitch and mare. And he's a stallion.

Seekkill has little conception of gender it would seem.

Wf+6 356609

You and Rosemary have joined the handsome stallion club.

Wark is looking pretty butch.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356610

Look at myself.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356611

"The altar! It was the altar!"

Chip(DD knight) 356612

"Wha.. what?"

"Oh boobs.." I touch my own.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356613

"…I have to say, I'm at quite a loss."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356614

Nod at her.
"Good thinking."

Chip(DD knight) 356615

"What did you do!?" I look at Emrille in bewilderment.

Wf+6 356616

Loss of junk.


Emrille [Gunslinger] 356617

"You touched it three times, right?"

Land next to the altar and touch it three times in quick succession!

"It wasn't me!"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356618

I scratch myself and keep grabbing shiny gems.

"What happen?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356619

Right. Touch the altar. I like myself as a mare.

Wf+6 356620

An odd number of times wracks your genitals as they change thrice, returning to your mare form as you roll back across the room.

You've been 'fixed'.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356621

"One will do. One time for each swap."

Chip(DD knight) 356622

"I have boobs!"
"And I'm female!"
"This is bad!"

I then approach Lightheart.
"The deal is off!!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356623

Take the books and the flora samples. Then begone.

Chip(DD knight) 356624

"Wha what? How did you do that?" I look at Felfire.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356625

Well, I'll just shake my head for a moment. It'll sort itself out eventually.
"Miss… I mean mister Heart, I don't suppose I could convince you to send someone to fetch the large sack I keep in the antechamber? I have the feeling we'll need it to move all of this."
"Control yourself. They do you no good if you can't carry them all."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356626

Nod over at the altar.
"Knock yourself out. But wait until I'm far eniugh."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356627

I'll call out after her.
"Miss Felfire! Could you see that miss Seas gets a look at those books?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356628

Slump down with a sigh.
"Fucking… It's offical, this is no Temple. I don't even have words now."

Get back into the vault, open the lockbox.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 356629

"Once she's not trying to rampage anymore? Yeah, can do."

Wf+6 356630

Looks like someone took it.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356631

Have fun getting it from me.

Chip(DD knight) 356632

Wait for her to get far and touch the altar to get myself back.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356633

"Hey, where did that box go?"
Grab some coinage and gems then.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 356634

I look down between my legs
"Oh… my."

I chuckle
"Miss Chip please… I'm sure this is temporary."


Felfire [Necromancer] 356635

"Call me overzaelous, but I don't trust you with anything saying danger on it. Or anypony else for the matter."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356636

I squint at him for a few seconds, then scratch myself again then look between my legs.

Wf+6 356637

Looks like Seekkill got most of them already.

Rosemary blushes at you.

"I mean… you're still very… I still like you Mister Heart, even if Chip doesn't."

His tail flicks nervously

Chip(DD knight) 356638

"I better hope it is." I frown.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356639

Get the books then.

Wf+6 356640

You still get blasted back. But at least you have your raping tool.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356641

"I assure you it shall remain unopened until it can be in a safe area. And even then, I might never open it. Some things are not meant to be seen, after all."
I'll give a little huff.
"Now if someone could go fetch that sack, I can start carting all this coin upstairs."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356642

I took those.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356643

Felfire already got those. And the plant samples.

Chip(DD knight) 356644

I look at Rose.
"I like Heart as a 'her' not a him."
"No offense Lightheart you are a handsome stallion I got to admit."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356645

Have one of the shadows bring it.

Light Heart [Warlord] 356646

I grin
"I have half the heart to give all this a test ride but… now is not the time for that."

Chip(DD knight) 356647


Summer Seas [Cleric] 356648

I sniffle and hug Spring a bit tighter.
"I- I… L- Luna is frowning on me now, isn't she? I- I've forsaken her, haven't I?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356649

Is there even any fucking thing left?

"Don't be a pussy, just open it."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356650

"No. We need the right place."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356651

"Thank you."
And then I'll start filling the sack. It's fairly large, so I hope I can still carry it.
"In an enclosed room, Emrille? I knew you were thick, but opening a box marked danger in a tiny space is beyond stupid."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356652

"No… But I think she is disappointed Summer… And I am too."
I frown at her

Wf+6 356653

He comes closer and whispers, "I-I'll always want you, no matter what either of us are."

After that he cutely clams up and cradles his new genitals in embarrassment.

Wark just grumbles and goes to change back.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356654

"It's probalby just a deceit like everything else down here."


Roll #1 9 = 9

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356655

Yes, it's the loose bits I'm shoveling into the sack.
To be divided fairly later.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356656

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356657

I whimper and drop my head in shame.
"I'm sorry…"

Chip(DD knight) 356658

I look at the two with a large frown.
"W.. what is happening…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356659

I look at him closely.
"Not female?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356660

"I know you do, Rosemary. But please, as adorable as you may be, this isn't us."
I nod towards the altar
"Shall we?"

Wf+6 356661

Sorry. You find that your proud totem is no longer present. You now find yourself distinctly female.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356662

Okay sorry what is going on

Felfire [Necromancer] 356663

And I rejoin the others at the entrance.

Wf+6 356664

He nods shyly. "Whatever you want, sir."

While you weren't in the room, looks like the party started playing with a magic altar used to 'make priestesses' out of priests so they could commune with Luna.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356665

"Fucking really? You fucked around with the altar, and took everything while I changed back?!"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356666

"You ought to be… though I can't help but feel it's my fault too…"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356667

Anyone still out of their normal sex?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356668

Once I finish filling the giant sack of gold, I'll start floating it along with me, take a quick swing by the altar and give it a small tap.
"Miss Emrille, as I said, you should be happy with what you have. Those divots in the lunar shrine beneath the water were about the size of your head. If that isn't enough for you, nothing is."

Wf+6 356669

Light Heart and Rosemary are dashing stallions.

Seekkill and Curry are female, too.

Light Heart [Warlord] 356670

I chuckle once again
"Well if you wish to stay that way, I wont stop you. Though I personally would really rather have my female… assets back."


I take out my dice and roll them on a part of the floor that doesn't have any treasure.

Roll #1 3, 4, 2, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1, 2, 4, 2 = 24

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356672

"No! I- it's all my fault… I'm so sorry momma… I- I… I just let me get too angry…"
I sniffle and continue hugging her.

Chip(DD knight) 356673

I take a deep breath and exhale, at least the contract is still in effect.
"You lunites are kinky devotee's arent you?"
Haul more treasure and keep away from the altar.

OOC:will sleep after 10 minutes.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356674

I look between the dice and my genitals a few times then scoop up my dice and tap the alter.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356675

"Whatever, I can just help you off that bag once we are back on the ships anyway."

Wf+6 356676

"I want to be however you want me to be…"

And with that, your supple, motherly teats disappear along with your chance to commune with Luna. It's okay: you're a man's man! Good thing no one brought Mera in for that to see you.

You're back to normal, with another boom.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356677

I'll shake my head.
"No, you won't. Your take was from what you looted. As is the gryphon's. Miss Felfire has her book, miss Heart has her heart, and the rest shall go to the others. It is only fair they receive compensation."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356678

Honey, I didn't find any armor…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356679

"I didn't get shit from this treasury yet though, so give me something from that bag while I ask nicely."

Wf+6 356680

Clothes are a matter of taste. The courage you demonstrated was a matter of heart. I swell with pride to see you stand here as a hero in the making. Also… as a mare.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356681

"You did but… I shouldn't have risked myself like that…"
I put my hooves around her and pull her in a tight hug
"And I should have checked your bags…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356682

I look back up at her.
"Sh- should I go apologize to miss Emrille, momma?…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356683

And then I'll head topside with the bag o' bits.
I'll just glare at her.
"To think I was willing to leave miss Spring and her daughter in the care of such a greedy mare. You'd have abandoned them the moment it wasn't profitable."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356684

Blush vividly.
I will wait for you tonight, once we are back home…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356685

Fly up and in his path to stop her.
"What did you just fucking say?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356686

"We should probably leave. Though… That altar…"

What is the altar made of?

Light Heart [Warlord] 356687

I smile and pull him in for a lovely kiss, then head over to the altar with Rosemary and Wark to tap it again

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356688

"I think you and I should spend some time alone first… It's been a long day…"

Wf+6 356689

How was your gay kiss? '2d10'

It's stone, but blatantly obviously enchanted. It's glowing light blue. It doesn't take a genius to see that.

Roll #1 5, 9 = 14

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356690

"B- But I should go apologize!… She's all mad right now… b- because of me…"

Wf+6 356691

It was a pretty good stallion-tongue kiss. In the blink of an eye, you're lesbians again.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356692

I'll look her in the eye.
"I said that you would have left them the moment it wasn't convenient for you. Any care you have for Spring is simply because you desire her, for whatever reason. You've no love for Summer, and view her as an obstacle, that much is obvious. The moment your desires are met, you'll find yourself too fettered by Spring, and chafing at your loss of freedom, fly off in the night, leaving them likely with nothing but memories and the clothes on their backs."
I'll huff.
"Now get out of my way."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356693

"I think you both need some time to calm down first before you say… bad stuff again."
I give her a troubled look


Rolling to resist the temptation of trying it out.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 356695

You jump on the altar in typical critfail fashion and send everyone still in the treasury sprawling one again reversed.

Chip(DD knight) 356696

OOC: I'm out for now. Ltare

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356697

"I- I am calmed down though… I should go and apologize…"
I shakily stand up and start nervously trotting back to where I think they went.

Chip(DD knight) 356698

Reverse myself again.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356699

Did my face change?

How did that feel?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356700

Glare back at him.
"When you get back to them, thank them. Thank them for your life. Because if it wasn't for them, I would kill you where you stand."

And I turn to le-


Spring Water [Charlatan] 356701

I'm still holding you
"No Summer, you haven't. And I'm sure Emrille hasn't either. Now stay with me, okay?"

Wf+6 356702

Absolutely. You have a more feminine jaw and eyelashes.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356703

"Oh, never mind that. How do I look, and how did you feel when you touched the altar? Any pains? Phantom limbs?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356704

I stand back up and check my gender. Once I confirm I am female I tap the alter again.

"Pony. Why you do that?"

I start laughing at him.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356705

"I felt that I have something I don't want instead of what I should be having, you moron!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356706

Excellent! I make a mental note to make sure that when I have the appropriate funds, I'll buy one of these altars for my future home.

I chuckle and tap the altar again
"Mister Borders please. I enjoy being a mare."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356707

Did I feel anything when I transformed?

"Curiosity. Must find out exactly how this happened. In case we need to know in future, see?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356708

I'll quickly tap the alter and be on my way before any more these… pirates start jawing off again.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356709

"B- But…"
I sniff.
"…she's just going to be mad until I apologize, isn't she?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356710

"Want be egg layer in future?"
I move over to the doorway where I am hopefully out of range if it goes off again.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356711

"No actual sensations, then? Hmm, I see. Thank you for your input."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356712

"I'll talk to her first, okay? She has some explaining herself to do…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356713

Commune with Magenta.
Why did you and that other warlock fight, anyway?

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356714

"No. In case our enemies want us to be egg layers and, uh, seed receivers. If you know what I mean."

Wf+6 356715

The magic itself was relatively innocuous. Easy to miss.

Rosemary stares at your flank lustily, erect, but notices his shame and taps the altar so it will vanish, blushing.

Wark grumbles again about frivolity.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356716

"A- Are you going to talk to mister Curry too? You seemed really mad at him…"

Wf+6 356717

She spilled a drink on meeeee and so I insulted her. Then sheeeee tried to kill me.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356718

"Input my ass…"

Go to the altar, and change back to a mare.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356719

"You want be egg layer instead strong male? Why?"

"Seekkill know. Why enemies want that instead of want kill us?"

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356720

"Yes I am… but I need some rest first… A long rest…"


Can I… make an attempt to look at the altar really really hard and try to remember exactly what's going on with the enchantments?

"Is that an invitation? I currently have nothing to put in your ass, however. And I am afraid I am more interested in being male."

Change back

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 356722

What a prick. Good thing I have how to kill her once we are back on the ship.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356723

"For… well, it depends on what enemies think. Maybe they want make us lay eggs for them."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356724

"Egg layer? Strong male? Really now?"

I groan.
"I'm surrounded by idiots.."

Wf+6 356725

Spellcraft development takes more than staring at an enchanted rock! Nice try, though.

About timeeeeee

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356726

"A long rest?… For what?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356727

Gotta make some friends first, no?
Smile sheepishly.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356728

So, tromping up the stairs to the antechamber, big sack of money on my back. La di da de do~
And I'll enter the antechamber.

Wf+6 356729

You're talking like heeeeeer.

You pass a passed out paladin on the stairs.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356730

I start laughing.
"Stupid enemy. Spirits say hate make weak egg."

"Male not carry egg. Male not lay egg. Male free."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356731

Follow him, snickering at Rosemary's embarrassment

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356732

I'll sigh a bit.
"I thought we'd dragged you into my home. Bah."
Grabbing her by the tail, I'll start dragging her up. I've only got so much back space, after all.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356733

I'm not strong enough to take on a warlock and her bodyguard alone, Magenta. I'll just enrolle Emrille's help. That's her job to begin with.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356734

"Guess what, I don't carry any eggs either, and if it's for me, I won't get pregnant either."

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356735

"Because I'm tired from all this, sweetie…"
I sigh
"This whole mess… I don't know how much longer-"
I shake my head
"No, nevermind that thought."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356736

"Don't rough her up too much."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356737

"No carry egg. Can't pregnant?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356738

"How much longer… what? How much longer what?"
I nudge her with my nose.
"You can tell me momma…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356739

Slightly muffled, I'll answer.
"If all that falling and being knocked around didn't kill her, this won't do any worse."

Wf+6 356740

She's very cutely embarrassed, unsure about how to respond. She's never had to deal with erections before.

"I wasn't– I mean, for you I was, but– in polite company– err, that is.."

And meeeeee. That's what I'm hereeeee for.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356741

"No. I don't want to be. And I'm not even going to let anyone try and knock me up."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356742

Oh, you plan on leaving once this is all over?
"That was sarcasm, big guy."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356743

"It is quite fine, miss Rosemary. I appreciate the charming gesture."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356744

"Seekkill not blame you."

I go back to the room with the others and grab Tasia along the way.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356745


Emrille [Gunslinger] 356746

I roll my eyes at him again.
Go back to the main room, sit down somewhere where I'm alone and away from the others, and start fidgeting with the revolver Abilio gave me.

Wf+6 356747

She decides to cut her losses and just follow, blushing, in silence.

I'll uphold my eeeeend first.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356748

I shake my head as I hear the rest of the pirates approach
"I'm just exhausted honey, that's all. Don't mind my silly talk."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356749

A shame. I was getting used to having you around.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356750

I look at the two of them funny and lie down on the other end of the room. I set Tasia down next to me.

Wf+6 356751

It's very nice craftsmanship. It makes you think of your time as a filly retrospectively.

Maybe it wasn't all so bad. At least Summer wasn't trying to kill you, and there was no deadly mold.

Gotta find some way to make that dumb bastard not retire.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356752

Yeah, yeah, I'll get on that too.
What are it's pros and contras compared to my rifle?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356753

And once we're all up in the main area, I'll set the bag of money in the food cubby I've got, while dishing out seaweed to most everyone, and… preserved seapony to the gryphon.
I'll look a little guilty about that, though.
"We've still a good while until noon. Here, eat and rest."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356754

"Huh?… But it isn't silly talk! You're sad! And… I did something bad and I just wanna help with something…"

Wf+6 356755

It's much lighter than the rifle, so you have no trouble using it in your filly form. You think you could use it as a sidearm with proper training.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356756

Start to practice my quickdraw-aim with it, but don't actually fire.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 356757

When you are prepared to timeskip to noon, say you dig in to this delicious meal. Or at least react to it.

Note that the building stopped shaking. No more bricks falling.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356758

I take the persevered seapony greedily and speak quietly to him when he is near me.
"Killing tied mare?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356759

Fuck that.
I can go on for a bit of time without that food.
I'll just concentrate on my gun.

Wf+6 356760

It's astoundingly fast. You begrudgingly appreciate the speed of the small weapon.

You're also impressed at the fidelity of craftsmanship. How did Abilio get this created so quickly? The action chamber is just like your rifle!

Felfire [Necromancer] 356761

"No, but thanks."
Don't eat.
Cuddle up with Fervored.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356762

Hmm. Before I get too intent on my meal, I'll bring Mera over to sit with me next to the money bag, along with some parchment and a quill.
"Mera, if I recall correctly, you said you knew how to write?"

Wf+6 356763

He returns your cuddles.

She nods.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356764

"I just… I need to think about some stuff first sweetie… clear up my head. Ponies do and say stupid things when they're tired, okay?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356765

"No. Not unless she gives me a reason to."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356766

"Miss Emrille, could you spare a moment of your precious time? I'd like to discuss something in private."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 356767

dig into the delicious meal and vanish again

I need to leave and will be back earliest about half an hour, see you

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356768

Keep toying around with the revolver.
"Yeah, yeah, what is it."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356769

"Oh. I need to talk with you in private too. Heard something on the boat, last day, that might interest you."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356770

"Mare already tried kill you."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356771

I motion her to come over to a more desolate corner

Felfire [Necromancer] 356772

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356773

I eat the dried seapony I got.
Ready for the timeskip when everyone else is.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356774

"Just spit it out."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356775

"She doesn't die until she answers my questions. And even then, if her answers are the ones I need, I will let her live. There's nothing left for her friends here now."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356776

"Of course, but-"

I give her a look
"Miss Emrille. I understand you are upset but… I am merely trying to aid you."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356777

I lie back down and rest until the timeskip.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356778


Emrille [Gunslinger] 356779

I sigh and groan, burying my face in a hoof.
"I know, I know, let's just cut the crap and get to the chase, okay?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356780

"We can converse in a moment, miss Felfire. But there is something I must discuss in private with miss Emrille first."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356781

I sigh and lean against her then.

Spring Water [Charlatan] 356782

And I drift asleep until the timeskip

Felfire [Necromancer] 356783

Throw my hooves in the air.
"Fine. Just come my way once you are done. But I think thiswill interestEmrille too."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356784

"Then, perhaps you would like to have a small conversation with me.
I'll offer her the quill and parchment.
"Now, we'll do an exchange of questions. If you like, you may ask first."

Light Heart [Warlord] 356785

"Very well, I see you are still in quite some distress. We can discuss this later when you've gathered your thoughts once more."

I follow after her

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356786

"If you are not going to fucking say it then…"

Aaand ready to skip.

Wf+6 356787

Can you fix it?

She gestures at her pendant.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356788

Other dark corner it is.
"I was strolling around the Pillanger last dsy when I just happened to see her-"
Point at Tasia.
"-bother a certain warlock who's always holed up in her cabin.
Now, this would just be something silly if it hadn't been for what she replied.
'are you with me or light heart?'. I think those were the words."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356789

"I can certainly try, miss Mera. It is the least I can do for you."
I'll scratch my beard for a moment.
"Are you… can any other seaponies understand land ponies?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356790

I cock a brow
"Indeed? You must be speaking of Alys."

Wf+6 356791

She gives a contemplative look.

Not how you think.

Felfire [Necromancer] 356792

Nod and grin.
"I see. So we just might have a common enemy after all. She sure wasn't fond of you."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356793

I'll raise an eyebrow at that.
"I'd ask you to clarify further, but it is your turn to question."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356794

Fuck it.
I slip away from Spring and walk over to Emrille.
"Um, miss Emrille?…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356795

I lower the revolver I turn around to face her.
"What do you want?!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356796

I wince at her shouting.
"I- I… I'm sorry for earlier."

Wf+6 356797

She gives you a weak look and writes

Would rather sleep.

It occurs to you that you've been hauling her around for more than twelve hours, and before that, she was literally hydra food.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356798

I snort and I shake my head, then put the gun away.
"I don't want you to apologize."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356799

I'll blink a few times.
"I'm terribly sorry. Would you like me to fetch you anything to make you more comfortable?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 356800

"No, she is not. She sees me as somewhat of a rival, I'm afraid."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356801

"B- But apologizing is good! I- I got mad at you a- and… why don't you want me to apologize?"

Wf+6 356802

She points a hoof at one of the puddles in the room.

…You don't remember puddles before when you entered. It's now becoming obvious how Tasia got down here. She opened the door while the water level was already high.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356803

I look at her with a stern expression
"Because I want you to thank me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 356804

"Which takes me to the point. I need to kill her. In person. But I do need help.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356805

I look back at her, stunned and aghast.
"Thank you?! For what?!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356806

"I see. I'll have to find you a tub eventually if you are to be traveling with us. Up you get, then. One more time."
And laying down, I'll let her grab a hold before bringing her over to the puddle.

Wf+6 356807

While it's only an inch at the deepest, she looks at least satisfied she won't dry out.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356808

"Thank me for paying for you know what, thank me for wasting my time and effort to make your lives on the ship better, thank me for getting into depts with favors so I can help you and your mother out, thank me that whenever we got into a fight I take out those who threaten you two first, but most importantly-"
Boop her head.
"Thank me that you still have your head after drawing a gun in me like that. All it takes are these two words, and I'm going to put all this behind us."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356809

Giving her a small nod, and a "rest well," I'll head back over to the money bag.

Light Heart [Warlord] 356810

"Well, seeing you have been so willing to cooperate with this whole Hydra business, it would be rather rude of me to say no."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356811

I frown.
"No. No. No!"
I take a bit more aggressive stance.
"YOU should apologize! You already GOT my momma killed once and you TRIED TO DO IT AGAIN!"
I prod a hoof into her chest.
"And I just thought you were angry… you really are a terrible a pony! A terrible, terrible pony! Murderer! Killer!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 356812

"And way I see it, I'd be making you a favor, too. See you on the ship then."

Ready for skip.

Wf+6 356813

We're just waiting on Summer and Emrille now.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356814

"You think I did it on purpose? Really? What if that plant that got me got her instead? What if those vines got her? Do you really think I want her to die?! I'm fucking sorry, okay? I didn't mean to! I don't want her to get hurt! But shit happens! Are you going to blame me for it? And do I need to remind you, you wanted to shoot me just now! But all right, if I am a terrible pony and you aren't, prove me."
Take out the revolver again, and throw it at her hoof.
"Here's your chance. Take it."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356815

And meeeeee~

Wf+6 356816

Your bag has some money in it. Looks like Seekkill already looted quite a bit, though.

Light Heart [Warlord] 356817

I nod at her
"Indeed we shall, miss Felfire. I look forward to our continued cooperation."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356818

I thought he just took gems and left the loose bits mostly alone?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356819

I kick the gun away.
"No. I'm not a murderer like you. You'd kill me without a second thought! Just like all the other ponies you kill! You don't care for my momma at all! You just… you just want her! For… for sex or something!"
I give her a shove.
"You really are a terrible pony! An awful, awful, awful pony! Stay away from my momma!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 356820

I took only the shiny gems and any other shiny piece that caught my eye. I didn't mean to take eveything.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356821

I'll perk up a bit. Trouble seems to be brewing.
"Miss Seas, could I speak with you a moment?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356822

"Summer, think for a second. I shot the gun right out of your hooves. Do you really think we would be having this conversation if I would want to kill you?"
Collect the revolver, and sigh.
"But fine. I'll leave her alone. Tell her that I will follow your advice. I'm sure that losing one of the only ponies who actually cared for her well being, unlike her selfish daughter, will do her wonders. Now get the fuck out of my sight."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356823

I spit at her.
"Fine. You leave and never come back too!"

I walk over to him.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356824

I'll pat the floor next to me.
"Come. Have a sit. We need to talk."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 356825

"Spoilt little shit…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356826

I walk over and sit next to him, huffing and waiting for him to tell me what he wanted to tell me.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356827

"Now, miss Seas, you know that anger you've got in you right now?"
I'll hold up a hoof.
"I want you to take all of it, ball it up into your hoof, and hit mine with it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356828

"Huh?… But you're not the one I'm angry at mister Curry!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356829

"Doesn't matter. Holding onto anger and grudges isn't healthy."
I'll cast a look at the Celestial.
"Especially grudges that have aged as long as the one I carried."
Shaking my head, I'll turn back to Summer.
"Now, I want you to hit my hoof as hard as you can."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356830

I take a deep breath, and nod.
I take a few more deep breaths, then try to punch his hoof.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356831

"Come now, miss Seas, you barely tapped it. Let's try again. A little harder this time."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356832

Harder, this time?
Think of Emrille…

Roll #1 5 = 5

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356833

"Good. That was a decent hit for a filly your size. Feel any better?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356834

I punch again.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356835

I'll nod a little.
"And what has that taught you?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356836

"…not much."
I send a few more punches.

Roll #1 7, 7, 8, 10, 8 = 40

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356837

I'll wince a little at those last three.
"Then, I'll give you a little hint. What is different from before you started punching my hoof, and now?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356838

"I'm… I'm less angry?"
I take a few deep breaths.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356839

"Are you though? Or are you just tired, and it's dulled the anger? You see, miss Seas, while anger can be a good focus, it can also wear you down faster than keeping a cool head."
I'll rub my hoof a little.
"Have you ever watched the sea, Summer? The waves crashing on each other, and the calm stillness giving way to the typhoon, and then back again?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 356840

"Sometimes at sunset… back home the sunset was really pretty… so I'd just watch the sun set on the sea."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356841

"That they are."
I'll nod a little.
"Now, what do you normally do when you get very angry?"

Summer Seas (Cleric) 356842

"Um… i- I take deep breaths and try to calm down? My momma says being angry is never good."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356843

"Well, she's half-right. There are times you should be angry, just as there are times the sea should be rough. That's how life is. Going through life without getting angry at anyone or anything can have terrible results. Just look at what happened earlier with Emrille. All that bottled up anger exploded, and if she had wanted to, you would have been killed."
I'll pat Summer on the head.
"This is why it's important to talk to someone and vent your frustrations, so you can keep a cool head when it matters."
I'll chuckle a bit.
"Why, when I think of all the years I spent yelling at seagulls and pelicans, I can't help but laugh. All those things I got angry at just seem less important now. Especially since you've shown up."

Summer Seas (Cleric) 356844

"So… I should talk to people when I'm angry?"
I tilt my head in curiosity, before giggling.
"You used to yell at seagulls and pelicans, mister Curry?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356845

I'll chuckle.
"Oh, all the time. You see, I didn't always see eye to eye with my teacher, and some days I grew to resent certain methods of teaching."
I'll idly rub my chin.
"So, as I'd no one else to talk to aside from my teacher, I'd take to yelling at passing schools of fish, or birds. My teacher could talk to them, so I thought perhaps they would understand my frustrations."
Shaking my head, I continue.
"All I succeeded in doing was scaring them away. It took me quite some time to realize why they had run from me and not my teacher. By making a lot of angry noise, I had made them think I was a predator. A bad one, but still a predator. I learned, over time, that approaching them slowly, calmly, and quietly, I could get close enough to speak with them without their flying away. Not that they ever spoke back, mind you, but they were excellent listeners."

"I think that may have been another lesson from my teacher. If you come at someone shouting your lungs out, you'll usually only scare them off instead of get the help you may need."
I'll chuckle again.
"So that's why you should always come find someone to talk to in a calm manner if things get too heavy for you to bear alone. Your mother wishes to keep you safe, so she would like it if you spoke with her. I too wish to keep you safe, so I wouldn't turn you away if you needed someone to talk to. And once we get miss Mera's amulet fixed, she might like to speak with you too."
I'll look at the seapony.
"Odd thing, isn't she? Throws everything I knew about seaponies on its head, and does it with a smile."
I'll shake my head and turn back to Summer.
"Anyway, I'm rambling like an old man. Go back to your mother for now, miss Seas. And after we're out of here I'll teach you a little basic hoof-to-hoof in case you need to vent a little anger, eh?"

Summer Seas (Cleric) 356846

I nod and yawn
"Okay mister Curry… thank you."
I return back to Spring.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 356847

"Sleep well, miss Seas."
Settling in on the moneybag, I'll drift off into a nap.
"The waves are likely only going to get rougher from here on out…"

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