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PirateQuest: Chapter 3.11: Moon Phases Wf+6 388448[Last 50 Posts]

This is the story of some pirates who learned that piratin' ain't easy.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388450

I wanna learn to play the lyre!

Felfire [Necromancer] 388453

I wanna learn to heal ponies.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388454

Yes. So, vault. I believe we were going to try to talk to the spirit.
Later. Some music might even brighten up the ship.

Spring Water [Doctor] 388455

I'll get you one once we get home.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388456

>not wanting to shoot lyres

Sateo [DD Monk] 388457

I learned that diggin' ain't easy, and I should probably steal a compass.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388459

I want to eat the lyre.

Light Heart [Warlord] 388460

"So, miss Spring, Summer, Skylight and mister Curry shall go in to speak and attempt to reason with this spirit then?"

Wf+6 388463

The vault stands before you.

There's a combination lock that is half-entered, a keyhole, and a heavy turn mechanism.

It's pretty dirty down here.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388464

"Unless anyone else wants to try their hoof at it along with us."

Felfire [Necromancer] 388466

"We don't really need to send everypony in. Curry and Skylight alone could be enough."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388467

"Yeah, send those two. That's a safe bet."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388468

"I guess…"
I gulp.

How tall is it?…

Light Heart [Warlord] 388469

"I don't quite think that would be wise. I would not call myself… hopeless by any means."

Sateo [DD Monk] 388470

Can I make it back to the tunnel '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388472


Spring Water [Doctor] 388474

"Like heck. Summer and I are going in too."

Wf+6 388475

You continue tunneling in the last direction you were digging, north.

Ten feet.

Felfire [Necromancer] 388477

"You want to put the kid in danger like that?"
Raise a brow.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388478

I'll look between the two.
"Ah, the joys of being expendable."
"Just one."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388479

"And what if it attacks?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388480

"At least try to be somewhat useful you prick."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388482

"Summer is… special. Special enough at least."

"It wont."
I shake my head
"I know it wont."

Light Heart [Warlord] 388483

"Spirit of the hopeless, yes. Defending this vault and its stolen contents from those who are deemed impure by the Celestials."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388484

I frown.
"Stay safe, just in case."

Sateo [DD Monk] 388485

Come on, I can figure this out, I've dug before.. follow the tunnel back to the burnt room and get my bearings. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 388487

"You are crazy. Try not to ruin your body too much, can't bring you back otherwise."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388490

"Seekkill impure?"

Wf+6 388491

You're in the burned room, but you don't know where it is oriented compared to where you started. The door is open if you want to use it.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388492

That's really tall… and intimidating.
I gulp again.

I frown at her.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388493

I'll frown at that, but it's not like I've got a counter-argument.
Then turn to Skylight.
"So, Carrot, shall we continue opening the vault, or wait for the rest of them to clear out, first?"

Wf+6 388495

"I had intended to open it right away…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388497

push the door open and look a

Light Heart [Warlord] 388498

"Anypony they don't agree with is impure. I doubt they would agree with… you. Or me."

"Where shall we go? Where is far enough?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388499


Felfire [Necromancer] 388500

"I don't think the spirit likes pony meat, Seekkill." Nod him over.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388501

"How they control spirit?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388502

"And how do we know if shit gets out of hoof?"

Wf+6 388505

Directly ahead you see a hallway. There is one door on each side of the corridor, and after the doors, the bricks of the floor become a dark gray. The hallway turns right at this point.

The hallway also leads off left and right at your immediate position if you do not go forward.

Light Heart [Warlord] 388506

"It controls itself, I believe. A fallen Celestial protecting other Celestials."

"By keeping our ears open."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388508

I'll shrug slightly, and then sit down looking at the vault door.
"Well, here's hoping she's willing to reason."
"I have no idea, miss Heart. Spirits aren't quite my field of expertise. Rarely came up, you know."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388510

"I'm sure she will be. She'll be understanding of our situation…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388512

"Spirit hate ponies?"

"Oh. It soul, not spirit?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388513

"She should be!… Right? Not all-"
I perk up and turn to Felfire.
"Miss Feelfear! Miss Feelfear! Can you do that talking thing with my idol again?"

Wf+6 388516

Light Heart [Warlord] 388517

"… is there a difference?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388518

Man, those guys are going to be so disappointed.. is there any scrap of wood I can scratch a map out on? '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388519

I look at her like she's an idiot.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388520

"If you say so…"

"If something bad happens, just holler for us, okay?"

Wf+6 388521

Everything in the room has burned, so there are plenty of wood scraps, but they're all charred.

Felfire [Necromancer] 388523

"Soul hates those who eat ponies."

Light Heart [Warlord] 388528

"Well it's not a subject I'm well-versed in. Excuse me."

"Shall we leave?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388529

Grunt and make it work, I can use the ashes to make my lines. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388531

I nod.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388532

"If it pony soul that make sense."
I walk over to her.
"What all of us do while others talk soul?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388535

I walk over to Felfire and tug on her hoof.
"Miss Feelfear can you please do that talking thing with my icon?"
I hold it up to her.

Felfire [Necromancer] 388536

"I dunno. Wanna help me get this piece of bone around a necklace?"
Show him Curry's severed horn.
"Yeah. Let's."

Wf+6 388538

You have plenty of ashes to work with, but you don't have anything to keep mobile with you to map as you go.


"Right. Give me a moment."
Hold the bone piece in my mouth and cast Seance on the icon.

Roll #1 1 - 1 = 0

Light Heart [Warlord] 388540

And leave we shall, back to where we fought the Inquisitor maybe? Or even further?

Spring Water [Doctor] 388547

"We're going to have to mend that horn as soon as possible…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388548

dig up a flat light colored rock '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388552

I'll tap the little nub that's been steadily growing to replace the shattered one.
"Miss Seas has seen to that already, miss Spring. It works fine, if it's a little smaller and needs some filing."

Wf+6 388561


It would seem that Seed Sower doesn't want to talk to you anymore.

Sateo [DD Monk] 388566

Alright, time to make a shitty map out of that thing. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10


What the-
I'm doing it for the kid not for myself!

Are you there?

Try again.

Roll #1 3 - 1 = 2

Wf+6 388568

It's pretty good for a shitty map. Probably the best shitty map you've ever made.

You only have the two hallways and one room so far, though.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388569

"M- Miss Seed Sour?… Miss Seed Sour?!"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388574

Alright explore the hall, carefully. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 388577


You do some combat rolls to look extra sneaky, and end up rolling straight onto the dark gray patch of floor.

Walls of light materialize at either end of the hall and begin to close in.

Felfire [Necromancer] 388579

"She's not answering kid. Did you anger her somehow?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388580

aw, fuck.. retreat underground '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 388583

Light blocks your path to the hole, and the floor here is stone brick.

You try to smash a new hole, but the walls are closing quickly.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388585

"I- I don't know if I did…"
I sniffle and try to desperately call her as I attempt to heal someone.

Roll #1 5 + 5 = 10

Sateo [DD Monk] 388586

Panic, dig faster! '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Spring Water [Doctor] 388587

I frown
"I don't see why she would be angry at you…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388588

I'll shake my head.
"I don't, either. But then again, this is all news to me. Might I ask who this miss Seed Sour is?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388590

There are doors you can escape through, you know.

Wf+6 388592

They're mere feet away. Your digging isn't creating any progress.


Sateo [DD Monk] 388594

…run into a room, get away from the hall! '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


Oh c'mon.
Seance it once more.

Roll #1 4 - 1 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388597

She's… nothing?
I plop down on the ground and start silently tearing up.

Spring Water [Doctor] 388599

"It's… a long story."

"… Really? Nothing at all?"
I scrunch
"Why on earth would she be angry?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388602

I sigh.
"So, the new plan is to wait for the reinforcments to kill us now?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388603

"I'm sure she'll come around. And whatever it is, we can apologize together."
"Plan's the same. We talk to the spirit, and hopefully leave all in one piece."
I'll rub my beard slightly.
"Though sister Skylight will most likely be forced to come with us. If that Inquisitor comes back, she'll be in trouble. And if we're stopped, we'll just say we kidnapped her. And then hopefully we can leave her at the docks and let her get back to her life."

Wf+6 388606

Moving unimpeded is considered to be a free action and doesn't require a roll.

You retreat into a dark room as the walls of light close in and bar your exit.


Emrille [Gunslinger] 388607

"Anyway, not to shit into plate of anyone, but we should speed up. I don't want to be here once those celestials get here."
And then walk back to beyond the breakroom.

Tela [Spellsword] 388609

did not notice this was running

Throw her on to my back and follow the rest back.


I'm starting to get mad.

One more try.
"Kid, maybe it's just my magic failing me. I mean, this is not even a real catalyst."

Roll #1 6 - 1 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 388611

Follow her.

Wf+6 388612

She's not going to talk to you just give up.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388613

"I'm sorry if my horn is a terrible catalyst. Maybe you're just having trouble getting used to it."
I'll pout a little.

Sateo [DD Monk] 388614

Wipe the sweat from my forehead and check out this room, the light wall should let me see at least. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 388615

But I'm 100$ good, I swear!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388618

I frown even more.
"O- Okay already! I'll go!"
I run over to the vault.

Spring Water [Doctor] 388619

And I follow.
"Don't be upset, Summer… you know how unreasonable Celestials can be…"
I frown

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388622

"Now now, miss Spring, if nothing else Skylight here is being most agreeable. Though I fear that's out of necessity rather than a desire to do so…"

Wf+6 388627

It's mildly lit. The room seems to be an old storage closet. It's filled predominantly with wicker baskets, but there are some old Celestial symbols gathering dust and spider webs.

She scrunches at you and starts opening the vault again.

"It's a little disgusting that thieves break into our holy temple and then complain that they haven't been given enough hospitality while robbing it. I hope the spirit teaches you a lesson."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388628

"This is some fucked up shit, huh? Enjoying the job yet?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388629

Are of of those celestial symbols catalysts?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388631

"Indeed. If only such lessons had been present when they did the same to Lunar temples…"
I'll shake my head.
"But I suppose that's just me being a grumpy old fart, isn't it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388632

"But they're not bad… miss Skylight is nice! A- And miss Provst Seed Sour was really nice too… she even… she even gave her life for me…"
I sniffle.

"P- Please don't say that!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 388637

I stomp a hoof
"We aren't thieves! You are the ones who've been bullying and stealing from us ever since Nightmare night happened! We lost everything! You took it all away from us!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388638

And of course I use the wrong name

Wf+6 388639

There are no catalysts here. Symbols carved into bronze and the like. Some old theology books. Nothing magic-related.

Tela [Spellsword] 388640

"It's pretty damn easy so far compared to the other shit I used to have to wade through."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388643

"You going to talk to soul or not?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388644

oh.. okay then. at least the book is a lighter bit of paper. find a few blank or fadded pages and tear them out '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388645

"Oh it will get worse, don't worry. I'm sure of it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 388647

Only the unicorns are. We are someplace else to avoid detection.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388650

Then please hurry things along.

Light Heart [Warlord] 388653

Don't blame me, we're waiting on Skylight, dummy.

Wf+6 388654


"I wasn't around nine hundred years ago, were you? I guess in that time you learned two wrongs make a right or something like that?"

She finishes opening the vault with an upset look.

"Celestia teaches about forgiveness and mercy toward even the guilty, which is why I haven't tried to hurt you. If you don't prescribe to that belief, I don't see much difference between you and that zealot, Ravenback."

Sateo [DD Monk] 388658

Okay, now.. I know I dug under that hallway, so.. spend some time breaking up the floor here so I can dig to my old tunnel '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388659

"…sometimes we had these… these ponies who'd come to our clinic back in our hometown. And… my momma would always tell me to go out of the room, b- but… I could always hear them yelling at her. Calling her… calling her bad things, because we follow Luna…"
I sniffle.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388663

"I've been trying rather hard to forgive, as not rebuilding the ruined temples tells me that none of the current-day Celestials think that their predecessors did anything wrong. Miss Seas, however, insists that is likely not the case."

Wf+6 388664

You damage the stone floor partially, but you don't break all the way through.

She frowns. "I'm sorry you've had bad experiences, but that doesn't excuse a life of crime."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388665

"The guilty!? How are we guilty!? We were forced into this situation! Taken from our homes after those pirates burned it to cinders! And where was your damn mercy when that inquisitor threw my daughter into that chute? You could have stopped him! Don't you dare exercise the same damn self-righteousness I've been hearing from your kind all my life!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388667

"They were doctors before they were pressganged into piracy, actually. That much was true."

Wf+6 388670

"You're helping them rob a vault. They're gone now. You could leave."

She goes into the vault, leaving you behind.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388671

"B- But we're no-"

I run over to Spring and hug her as I hear her start to yell, sniffling.
"Please… please don't yell at her…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388673

I'll follow her in.
"Were it so easy."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388674

Go in after her.
"No. We can't."
Point at our collars
"You think these are for show?"

I huff
"I'm sick of it Summer."

Sateo [DD Monk] 388676

I'm sure I'll get through '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388677

I follow in after them.
"We… we can't leave."

Wf+6 388682

Yours are the claws that will pierce the floor.

The vault is full of lockers, but at the center of the room is a large, flat pedestal, where a glowing pony sits, perched, plucking at a harp. Skylight has approached her and is supplicating at the base of the pedestal.

"You were certainly conniving for a long time out there."

Wf+6 388684

Her voice is calm and serene. The statement is matter-of-fact, as though she was remarking on the weather or the color of stone.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388688

"H- Huh? What's conniving mean?…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388689

"Greetings, lady Hero."
I'll remain unbowed.
"If you could see what we were up to out there, then you likely know why we are here."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388690

Is Seekkill going to have to go into the vault to get that thing you mentioned?

Sateo [DD Monk] 388693

Yes, now.. dig toward the hall until I meet my old tunnel

Spring Water [Doctor] 388694

I bow my head slightly but keep quiet.

I frown
"Justifying bad actions."

Sateo [DD Monk] 388695


Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 388697

"Curry of Ship Shape and Seabreeze, come to ransack a temple out of revenge. Your blood has boiled for all your life, hasn't it?"

Sister Skylight gives you an odd look.

You manage to get yourself even more lost. You start digging south.

Not if someone else picks it up for him.

Sateo [DD Monk] 388700

how the fuck.. remember where I'm going plz '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Spring Water [Doctor] 388702

"We are not here to ransack like petty little thieves. We're here with purpose!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388706

"N- No! We're not here to rob the temple! Please don't hurt us…"
I huddle close to Spring.

Wf+6 388708

You get the oddest feeling that you're not digging the right way… but you keep it up anyway.

"Your purpose is what, then?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388709

I'll sigh slightly.
"Boiled, yes. But this really isn't out of revenge anymore. I am simply here to fulfill a promise, and to help miss Seas and miss Spring."
I'll cock my head slightly.
"And though it may seem foolish to ask, how is it you know of my parents?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388710

I look at Summer.
"… Tell her, sweetie. Everything."


I don't think either me or Seekkill knows what it is.
I roll my dice.

Roll #1 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 4 = 14

Tela [Spellsword] 388713

"The hell are those dice for?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388714

I push them around with my claw for a bit before picking them up.
"Seekkill think he should go in vault."

Felfire [Necromancer] 388715

"I think not."

Wf+6 388718

"Because I know everypony that has felt hopeless personally. When you were abandoned, I watched, and when you failed to do your duty, I watched. I know you."

"I know of your past, and your imprisonment."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388719

"Urgh… can you wait until the unicorns come out? I don't want that spirit to go crazy."

Light Heart [Warlord] 388720

"I don't quite think the spiri-… soul will approve of that."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388722

I softly nod.

"Princess… um, we were kidnapped by pirates w- when they… when they attacked our town. And… and-"

"…Do you know about Luna then?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388723

'1d10' come on now.. this isn't the right way

Roll #1 1 = 1

Spring Water [Doctor] 388724

"There is more to it than that… Or we would have left a long time ago."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388726

I'll be silent for a moment, then whisper to myself.
"But of course you could never leave your post here."
I'll listen to Summer for now.

Wf+6 388727

Skylight gives Curry a confused look.

In a spark of brilliance you decide to dig UP!

A cave-in buries you completely and all of your tunnels. You're running out of air.

"Your dreams are outside of my domain. You have not been truly hopeless for some time."

"I know. But you could leave now, if you chose."

Sister Skylight gives you a confused look again. "You were abandoned…? What does this have to do with Ship Shape or Seabreeze?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388730

dig out of there '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388731

"They were my mother and father. Thirty years ago they left me to die in the sea. Had I not been saved, I would have. That's all there is to it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388732

"Spirit talking."

"Spirits want Seekkill in vault."


Summer Seas [Cleric] 388734

"But but… Luna won't let us leave! She… she told me that I have to redeem the pirates! To make them not bad… To show her sister that she's changed… a- and… we can't go home until we have…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388735

"Clearly you don't know then."
I shake my head.
"My daughter has divine purpose."

Felfire [Necromancer] 388737

"Spirits want Seekkill and all of us dead, then."

Light Heart [Warlord] 388739

"She would not hesitate to kill us all. We are too… wicked."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388741

"Fine, you can go, but wait for now, okay?"

Wf+6 388742

"They're my parents."

You claw at the dirt in a panic as the walls crush in. If you survive this, you're going to have some serious claustrophobia issues.

"Are you molding them, or are they molding you?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388748

'1d10' rolling to survive

Roll #1 6 = 6

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388749

"Seekkill go by Seekkill self."


"Seekkill will wait, but not for long."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388752

"Just until the ponies return, okay?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388753

I huff
"We're doing what we can to mold them. But we're only prisoners. We don't exactly have much say in how things go."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388755

I'll look at Skylight.
"And they were mine. Now they are only a formality by blood. The one who raised me after fishing me out of the sea is the only family I have… had. And she passed on a decade ago."

Felfire [Necromancer] 388756

"Seekkill, if you go, you die. If you die, the soul in the vault will come after us, no matter where we are.

Light Heart [Warlord] 388757

"Bad. Evil. Malicious. Impure. Vile."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388760

"I- I…"
I duck under Spring and poke out from between her front legs.
"We're trying to do the best we can… please…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388763

"Stand tall, miss Seas. You've done nothing to warrant this spirit's scorn."

Wf+6 388765

You dig straight down in a fit of panic, break a layer of encrusted dirt, and fall face-first into an underground lake.

She sighs. "It's probably just a naming coincidence."

"Why are you in this vault?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388767


"Why it go after you all?"

"Seekkill not bad. Seekkill not evil. Seekkill not imp-yur. Seekkill not kknow what other words mean."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388768

"And our colors? They match too closely to be just a coincidence. Two seemingly random things can only point to a third."
I'll shake my head.
"Hopefully once we are done here you'll be free to ask them why they decided to leave an eight-year-old to drown. And then start over."

Sateo [DD Monk] 388769

…uh… swim to an edge '1d10' doggy paddle

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 388770

I chuckle
"Exactly. And that, mister Seekkill, is why the Celestials wish for you to die."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388771

"But… but…"

"They made us go down here… o- otherwise they'd hurt us…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 388772

"Because it's a shitty soul who doesn't like fun."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388773

"Because the commodore ordered the pirates to. We came along to make sure no innocents were harmed along the way. Instead, my daughter nearly died at the hands of some mad inquisitor stallion."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388777

"Seekkill not understand."

"Seekkill not care what soul do for fun."

Felfire [Necromancer] 388782

"Okay let me get this straight.
You go in there before we tell you to, and I'm not bringing you back if you die. Understood?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 388783

"Neither do I. But I very much enjoy being alive."
I wrap a wing around Rosemary
"And I'm sure others do too."

Wf+6 388784

You sink your claws into a wall.

"Then you don't need to take anything."

Wf+6 388785

She scrunches but doesn't say anything.

Spring Water [Doctor] 388787

"Yes we do. Because if we don't, we will have failed our mission from Luna one way or the other."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388789

"I would contest that, Lady Hero. The Lunar texts that may have survived being torched should be here, as well as one document that I promised to retrieve for a friend. The Hive Project, I think it was titled. Or Hive experiment. One of the two."

Sateo [DD Monk] 388794

Ugh, let out a cry for help, someone, or something has to hear me. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388799

"Seekill have dubloons. Ewe can fix Seekkill."

"If not want die don't follow Seekkill."

Wf+6 388800

"It will only bring you grief."

Your yells trigger another collapse, and the falling rocks force you below the surface of the water, drowning.

Light Heart [Warlord] 388804

"That does not mean I can allow you to compromise the mission, mister Seekkill."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388805

"Grief and I are close companions, Lady Hero. Though if it possible, I would like to recover them without raising your ire. If ever you have felt regret for what the Celestials have done to their sister church, you would let us recover what was taken."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388806

"Why will it bring us grief?…"


I have more will to live than this..

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388809

"…did we ever check what was there in the dark?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388812

I sigh
"Then what do you suggest we do, Hero? Leave this place? How will that not bring us grief? What will those pirates do to us if we do that? Can we disappoint and disobey Luna by betraying them?"

Wf+6 388815

You break the surface and greedily drink a few breaths of air from the inch or so of air that is left.

"Those texts are protected here from those that would destroy them. They will remain here safety into the New Age, when Luna returns and takes her place by her sister's side. If you take them, they will be destroyed, eventually."

"As for the Hive Project… if you take it, she will kill three ponies."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388817

I'll think for a moment.
"What of copies? Leave the master texts here, and the documents, but take copies of each?"
I'll frown slightly.
"Though it's not quite like we have the time…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 388818

"No, we did not."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388819

"… She?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388820

"She?… Who's she? And… can't we at least look at them?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388822

"And what's holding us from doing it?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 388824

"I would rather not set off any more traps."


Calm down. its just dirt, try dig to the side, get some more air

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388828

I frown.
"Yeah, I guess we don't have that idiot to do it for us."

Light Heart [Warlord] 388830

I chuckle.
"So spiteful, miss Emrille. Bad form."

Wf+6 388831

"Another hopeless pony."

A locker on the wall behind the spirit opens.

"Sow your own grief if you desire."

You dig straight up until you hit a stone floor. At least you're back at the complex.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388833

"What? I was this close"
Raise my hooves close.
"to shooting him for that shit he pulled. I still will, after we are out of here."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388836

"What hopeless pony?… What's her name?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388838

I facehoof
"Could you… please be more specific? Spirit or not, you could at least inform us better…"


C-can I get out of the ground please

Roll #1 9 = 9

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388840

I'll look towards the locker, then to the others.
"I am willing to leave the texts so they may survive the coming years. But the documents, I have promised to recover."

Light Heart [Warlord] 388841

"Don't, miss Emrille. He is of no more use if he is hurt."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388842

"He can lick his wounds back on the ship. He needs to learn some respect. That fucker thinks he can do what he wants. He acts like he is in charge."

Wf+6 388843

"The one who wants it. Felfire, the Wings of Copper."

You bust the floor and climb out. This room is full of carpets and chairs. It is dimly lit by candles at the door.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388845

I'll look at her quizzically.
"But… why would she kill us… well, the other two? I know she's none too fond of me, but that's a common feeling."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388846

I give her a stunned look.
"W- What? Why is she gonna kill three ponies if she gets it?!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388849

I frown
"… Why? Which ponies will she kill?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388850

Sit down on a chair for a moment.

Wf+6 388853

"It is written."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388856

"But who? Who will she kill? We can stop her! But if we fail them now, they'll have no reason to listen to us any longer!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388857

"Written by whom? And can't we do anything to change that?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388859

"We can stop her though! She doesn't have to!"

Wf+6 388861

"Three ponies you don't know. The names in that document."

"If you leave it behind."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388862

"Okay then."
Go over and read that document. What's the story here?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388863

I run over an try to find that document and read it.
What's it say? Who are these ponies?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388865

Where am I in relation to the vault?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388867

"But do they deserve to die? How terrible is what's in that document?"

Wf+6 388871

You check out the heresy locker. There are many documents and objects inside, but you find The Hive Project.

This document is a dossier that is at least eighty pages.

"Murder cannot be justified."

Presumably on the other side of the break room.

You take a breather.

Sateo [DD Monk] 388873

So, carpets, chairs, candles.. does it look like somepony has been here recently, how much of the candles have been used? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388874

I try to flip through it and find names.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388875

Is the vault to the north of the breakroom, or to the east?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388880

"It seems it was when it came to the Lunites."
I'll shake my head.
"Though I suppose I can place most of that blame on the Inquisition."
I'll look at Skylight.
"Lady Hero, do you know if sister Skylight will be safe after we leave? Or will we be forced to drag her along with us as a false hostage to ensure the other Celestials don't think she helped us willingly during the fight with the Inquisitor?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388882

"We can stop her. We'll give her this and ask her not to murder anypony."
I look at Summer
"She'll listen to my daughter at least…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388886

West, not east.

Wf+6 388890

"If she goes with you, her life will be worse, but yours will be better. If she stays, the opposite."

Skylight frowns.

"But she'll go with you if you ask, because she feels guilt for crimes she didn't commit. You hold her responsible for things carried out by others hundreds of years ago. Back when Lunites filled the streets, killing innocents, in hopes of spilling enough blood to empower Nightmare Moon's eternal night."


You can't tell anything, because you picked up a candle and dropped it, lighting your fur.

It's too boring for you.

Sateo [DD Monk] 388892

Stop, Sit, and Roll over boy! '1d10' That's what the captain told me..

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 388894

When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388895

C'mon… force myself to skim it!
I gotta find something!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Sateo [DD Monk] 388897

put out the fire already '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388903

"Then she stays. If we are indeed siblings, it's the duty of the elder to take the burdens for the younger."
I'll sigh.
"You are right, of course. All who took part in that are long dead and only their hate for each other goes on. It is cruel of me to focus that at those alive today, but… what of those who remembered how Luna was before her turning? Who hold that in regard, and not what she became? Where are they to gather, then? In secret, lest they say the wrong thing to the wrong pony and the inquisition burns their chapels to ash?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388905

I do a double take as I hear that
"Those were not Lunites! They were corrupted evil ponies serving an equally corrupted being! And yet even today your Inquisition pesters and persecutes innocent Lunites! We are victims too!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388906

"Seekkill tired of waiting."
I walk into the breakroom and look into the hall to the north.

Light Heart [Warlord] 388908

I frown
"Mister Seekkill, you have your orders. I suggest you follow them."

Tela [Spellsword] 388911

"What? Get the fuck back here!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388913

"Then search that dark hallway then? You see well in the dark, don't you?"

Wf+6 388922

Okay, you're out. But looking a little singed.

It's full of boring facts and figures, like Gerard's Ledger.

"They called themselves Lunites. I watched."

"There will come a time when Luna and her followers are accepted again, but it will not be because of revenge, justice, or reparations. It will come as the result of forgiveness and willingness to forget."

To the north there is a hallway ending in an open vault door. Inside, you see the unicorns and a spirit in the distance. She seems to be made of light.

Sateo [DD Monk] 388925

Just sit the fuck back down and don't touch anything

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388927

Well… can I at least look for names like I'm reading a book? Anything capitalized!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388928

I stay in the breakroom and call out to the ponies in the vault.
"Doctors? Soul not killing you?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388931

"So if someone kills an innocent and calls himself a Celestial, it's the Celestial's fault?"
I shake my head

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388932

"And I am trying to forgive. Miss Seas was most adamant about doing so."
I'll frown.
"It just shouldn't be too much to ask for them to meet us in the middle sometimes."

Spring Water [Doctor] 388934

I freeze and turn around
"Oh no…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388935

I'll look at Seekkill, expecting something terrible to happen.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388936

I walk to the door to the breakroom and hiss.
"What the fuck are you doing?!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388942

I push her back.
"What you doing? Get back."

Wf+6 388944

AHA! You suddenly notice tons of names!


Then you realize you capitalize the beginning of every sentence.

"It is happening if you open your eyes to it."

"But others are too blinded by hate."

She continues to pick at her harp.


The vault door shuts.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 388946

I growl.
"Stupid pony. Seekkill said he go alone."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388948

I frown and knock my head.
C'mon… just a few names! Any at all!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 388950

I let out a sigh of relief.
"Were you out of your fucking mind? What if that thing attacked?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388952

I scrunch
"Is it really necessary to be this cryptic? When lives are on the line? I don't mean to be too disrespectful here but this is hardly the time for this…"
I bite my lower lip
"There is also something else the commodore wanted… something that was taken from the Pirate fleet…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388954


Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 388955

"Knowing your future will only bring you grief, regardless of how the story ends."

You pass out attempting to read it.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388956

I'll sigh again, this time in relief as Seekkill isn't horribly eviscerated. Then sit facing the spirit.
"Well, lady Hero, what can I do to open my eyes to that, when ponies like the inquisitor are intent on slamming them shut again? Negative actions more often than not darken ponies by association."
I'll frown slightly towards Skylight.
"Unfortunate, but true. Sorry."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388959

Do I see her slump over back there? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3


I frown
"It can't possibly bring me more grief than knowing my daughter isn't safe…"
I perk up as Summer faints
Run over at try to wake her up!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 388968

"Time wins all wars."

You shake her awake.

"Take what you will from this place, but I guarantee that everything you take will bring you more grief."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388969

"Well, if no one starts fighting, all it does is drag it out."
I'll shake my head again, and stand. I'll then go recover the Hive documents.
"Lady Hero, I accept this grief, and its consequences."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388970

"H- Huh?…"
I shake my head and come back up, perking up and turning right back to the book TO FIND THOSE DAMN NAMES

Roll #1 6 = 6

Spring Water [Doctor] 388971

I huff
"I sure am glad my family decided to stick to Lunism. Being used like a pawn like this is bringing me all the joy and happiness I could possibly want in life."
Go find those sea charts then

Wf+6 388972

There's a locker of confiscated goods that opens. The sea charts are sitting prominently at the front.

There are a number of other items inside as well.

Spring Water [Doctor] 388973

Such as?

Wf+6 388975

You start looking through, but Curry picks it up and takes it. >>388969

Sateo [DD Monk] 388976

Okay, I'm just going to look around the room WITHOUT TOUCHING ANYTHING. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388979

"Hey! I was looking through that mister Curry!…"
I frown.

I guess I look around the rest of the room.
What other items are there?

Wf+6 388981

A pair of ivory dice that seem to be shifting, though they stand still, a shiny bullet, a large, unwieldy chunk of ore that looks extremely alien, a curious green-petal flower, and in the back, a terrarium with a snake inside.

Only two lockers are opened: heretical and confiscated goods.

You look around. It's pretty dark, but you make out a lot of chairs and carpets.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 388983

"Oh, my apologies, miss Seas. But there will be time to look through it later. I think."
"See anything interesting, Miss Spring?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 388984


"What are these items, hero?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 388985

Pick up that candle from before, maybe I can find a way to light it? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 388986

The dice and the bullet look interesting…
I walk over and look at them.

Wf+6 388994

The candle is already lit, that's why you caught on fire.

She points a hoof at the plaque.

Confiscated Goods.

Wf+6 388996

You're too short, but from Spring's back you can see inside more easily.

The dice are made from some sort of tusks and they seem to be moving even while standing still.

The bullet has an odd luster. It's colored like silver, but it's shinier.

Sateo [DD Monk] 388999

then why did you say it was dark? use the candle to explore the room, is there a door or a key or anything?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389000

Are there any other lockers that aren't open?

Spring Water [Doctor] 389002

"Well yes… but a snake? Really? Shouldn't it be kept in a better environment?"
I shake my head
"Either way… it's none of our business. I'm not a thief."

Wf+6 389004

It's dark because one candle isn't bright enough to light an entire room!

The door isn't locked.

None of the others are unlocked. Notably, you notice some labeled:

"Celestia's Word"
"Precious Gems"
"Precious Metal"
"Extra Heretical"

Wf+6 389006

"Time does not pass inside the lockers."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389008

open the door and cautiously take a look

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389009

I'll look at the curiosities, to sate my own. I'd assume Lunar items to be behind the Extra Heretical door.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389012

I tug on each of them with my magic to try and open then.

Wf+6 389013

It's locked.

You saw some Lunar documents in the normal heretical locker.

Wf+6 389014

They're locked.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389016

I put the charts in my bag
"So tell me one more thing… Is there any other way you can help us with our mission?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389020

I see.
"Lady Hero, there is only a single copy of each document in the locker, correct?"

Wf+6 389024

"I could make you forget. Let go of your grudges and hatred."


Summer Seas [Cleric] 389026

"Forget?… Forget what?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389027

I cock a brow
"What do you mean?"


please, just look out the door

Roll #1 10 = 10

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389031

I grimace.
"Then I can't take any of them if they are to survive until they are needed."
I'll look towards Skylight.
"And it would be asking far too much to ask you to make a copy of any of them, no matter how useful they would be for miss Seas."

Wf+6 389036

"Forget your troubled past. Your hatred for the pirates and the Celestials. You'd give up your grief… but I think to a pony like you, I suspect you'd rather remember."

It opens onto a landing. There's a ladder in front of you that leads up to a trap door. You get the feeling that this was pretty lucky.

"I'm shocked the guards haven't already descended upon us."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389038

"As am I, to be honest. Perhaps that inquisitor is being reined in. Or we're being allowed to be here, for some unfathomable reason."
I'll wander over to the open confiscated goods locker.
"So what will be done with these things? Destroyed, stored forever until they are needed?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389041

"My mind is still my own. My memories are one of the few things I haven't lost yet. And even if not all of them are pleasant…"
I look at Summer
"… they are still dear to me…"

Wf+6 389044

"Each is unique in its purpose and fate."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389046

"Forget… everything? But… why would you want to do that?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389047

alright, climb the ladder and try to door..

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389048

"And is their fate to sit here until a Celestial has need of them, or do they have a more immediate purpose?"
I'll look at the snake.
"Like the serpent. What is he for?"

Wf+6 389052

"Not everything, just those things that bring pain. There are those that would choose a happy, ignorant life. But I don't think you will. That is why she chose you."

The trap door pops up in the middle of the hallway. You're reunited with the group.

"You take him after receiving this answer."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389053

I smile and approach them. I check myself for my 'map' did it make it?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389056

"Where have you been?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389059

"Ah, I thought we had lost you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389060

"Who's that?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389061

I'll look at the spirit confused.
"That answer? But…"
I'll scratch my chin.
"Am I supposed to take it now, then? Or wait on the right question?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389063

"I think she means you can take it… I'm not sure why."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389064

"I made me way to a burnt out room 'n tried to get back but thar was a cave in, 'n I got lost.. " I point to the door I came out of. "I ended up in a comfy room down thar, chairs and carpet."

Wf+6 389065

Yes, but it's soaking wet and smeared.

"Knowing the future will only bring you grief."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389066

"I don't wanna lose my memories and forget…"

"You know the future?
…what's my future gonna be?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389067

Raise an eyebrow.
"Anything else in that room? Another exits? Traps? Loot?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389068

"Well, it would probably be happier out in nature. Maybe that's why."
I'll look at the flower.
"True, but knowing the future can also prevent grief. For example, knowing these documents will lead miss Felfire to the desire to kill means that we have a chance to talk her out of it."
"What of this flower? I've never seen its like before. Sister Skylight, have you?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389069

"You keep saying that… but I don't see ignorance as a favorable option either."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389070

"Sateo, the herb specialist, formerly of the Eagle's Roost, a captive ye crew freed and a new recruit."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389073

"… Interesting. Anything else of note?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389074

"I see."
Slide back to my dark corner.

Wf+6 389076

"To be accosted by guards, if you take much longer."

"Not in your case."

"It looks like one of Nature's bounty."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389078

"Nothin' good just chairs and fire, ye can go look if ye like.."I put my 'map' a flat rock down on the ground and try to fix the markings'1d10' "Came back fer directions, i be needin' a new headin' from 'tis room here, the burnt one."

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389079

"I'm afraid my herbology lessons were rather lacking, much to my teacher's dismay. A quick explanation, please?"
I'll glance at the spirit.
"And you, Lady Hero, are sounding quite hopeless yourself in the face of fate. If you believe something will happen, it will happen. And I choose to believe that I can keep miss Felfire from committing murder."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389081

"Hmm… burnt out room…."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389082

"… What will you do, Skylight? Stay here?"

Tela [Spellsword] 389084

I snicker.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389086

"The one we set on fire when coming in. Past the walls of light."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389087

I nod eagerly with a bit of fear in my eyes "Aye, past the light wall."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389090

"Then we have a way out. As soon as those in the vault are done, we leave."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389091

Shake my head.
"What if you burned up some good shit in there, huh?"

Wf+6 389093

She frowns.

"If he's really my brother, I can't just let him be stolen away by pirates…"

"A blessing of Nature. Some worship the Mother as a goddess. When she was more active in the distant past, she would gift her followers with green-petaled flowers that would bring life wherever they were planted."

Tela [Spellsword] 389094

"You wanna carry all those fucking barrels with you, I ain't stopping you."
I snort
"Relax, Emmy. Don't get greedy again."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389099

"Then why wasn't it planted?"
I'll frown a little.
"And if you're really my sister, then I cannot allow you to throw your life away to chase somepony who should have died a lifetime ago."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389100

"I'm not getting greedy, I just like to have something on the sides. A little extra, y'know."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389103

"Throwing away your own life isn't exactly going to help."
I shake my head
"I'm more worried about what that inquisitor will do to you if you stay…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389104

"A vault? Maybe me pet snake Monty will be thar.. worried sick about 'im I be.."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389106

"What's up with the critters?"

Wf+6 389108

"Why can't you come live with me?"

"I'll find a solution, I'm sure."

Tela [Spellsword] 389109

I roll my eyes
"'Course you do."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389110

Slowly back away from him, to my corner once more.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389113

"Monty wasn't just a critter, he was a true bucko, and I raised him from an egg.."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389115

"Because if my parents wanted me around, they wouldn't have left me to die."
I'll shake my head.
"And as you have your duty to the temple, so too do I. Miss Seas is a Lunar Priestess, and likely the last. I am to protect her with my life, for my life. It is my duty."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389116

"These pirates aren't exactly the friendliest sort…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389118

"Yeah, I mean, why take all those critters and stuff?"

"Pfft, like you don't love money as much as I do you slut!"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389119

I give you a strange look "Don't ye like snakes?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389121

"I personally think they are wonderful creatures."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389122

"I am just tired."

Fervored pls.
Support me.

Tela [Spellsword] 389123

"At least I don't suck dicks to get it!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389124

"I like snakes."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389125

"Yeah, you take them up your ass."
I chuckle.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389126

"They're loyal, stay by me side 'n ..well that wee mouse cheese gave his life fer me.. they're faithful like that."

Wf+6 389127

He gives you a hug.

"You were the one who said we have to meet half way. I'll come with you, then."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389129

I smile "Me thinks we'll be gettin' along then."
"I'm sorry miss, they took away me herbs and me feather stone, nothin' I can do to help without a magic channeller."

Tela [Spellsword] 389130

"What's that? You should take that damn cock out of your mouth, can't hear ya!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389133

Smile inwardly.
"It's okay. I just have to rest for a bit. Bringing that dog three times in a row weared me out."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389134

"Huh… I never thought of animals that way."

"I bet you are just jealous, you want a good old smooch on your mouth, don't you?~"

Tela [Spellsword] 389136

"Yeah, fuck off."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389137

"So… um… miss Spirit, what are we supposed to do?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389138

"Snakes taste good."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389140

"Better than pony?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389141

I nod "I made a connection wit' nature as a pup, its be thar fer me ever since."
"Ye best not be tryin' to eat Monty."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389142

"Skylight, I cannot allow that. It's enough for me knowing that you're willing to. Honest. If you are my sister, then I don't want you to get on that ship. I haven't seen hide nor hair of the last Celestial who did so. You heard the spirit. If you come with us, there's a good chance you will suffer for it. I can take a bit of suffering if I need to. It's about I'll I'm good for."
I'll sigh.
"Besides, I trust about most of the crew as far as I can throw them. I would be throwing you to wolves if I wanted you to come with me."
I'll look to the spirit.
"Will you look poorly upon me if I wish to put these confiscated goods to some use?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389143

"Ponies can be quite loyal to if they are given reason."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389144

"Different. Not better or worse."

"Seekkill won't."

Tela [Spellsword] 389145

I stare at the both of them

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389146

"And how long was that?"

I chuckle at that.
"Is there anything you won't eat?"

Flutter up on her back and lean close to her neck.
"No need to hide it, sweetheart~ I can smell the lust in your mane~"

Laugh at her again.


I roll my eyes and pluck her off of my back, then drop her headfirst on the floor.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 389149

"Pony meat. We go hunting. Later.
Got any rope?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389150

"Rocks. Other things too."


Emrille [Gunslinger] 389151

Stay on her back!

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tela [Spellsword] 389153

"You two are fucked up, you know that? Like… ten levels of fucked up."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389154

"Ouch… motherfucker!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389155

"Do. You. Have. Any. Rope?"
Hold Curry's severed horn in front of my face.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389156

I sigh and rub the bridge of my beak with my claws.
"Seekkill said so many times. Seekkill not fucked."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389159

I look confused "Since me earliest memories? I was born n' raised at sea maim. I be 16 in years."

Wf+6 389161

"When you are ready? Leave."

"I can't abandon you like our parents did. I'll come with you and take care of you."

"I won't stop you, but it will bring you grief."

Tela [Spellsword] 389162

"Awwww~ Did our little filly make a boo boo~?"
I pick her up and rock her in my hooves mockingly

"Yeah, sure I do. In my bags."

"I beg to fucking differ."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389163

"Spare some?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389164

I scowl.
"Seekkill not want fuck you, pony."

Tela [Spellsword] 389165

I smirk
"You'll have to get it out yerself though. I have to take care of this little filly here. So clumsy~"

"You better not. I'd chop your damn balls off."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389167

"…What did ye mean when ye said ye raised the dog three times?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389168

"It is not abandoning if I choose to leave, Skylight. And as long as you work on this side, I'll have your intentions with me. That will be enough. I am not worth throwing away your life. And you want to know the truth our parents are hiding, don't you? You can't learn that if you come with me."
I'll look back to the spirit.
"Then let it settle on me."
And, I'll start gathering the few items in the confiscation closet. Dice, bullet, snake, flower, ore, whatever.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389169

"Is that why you are not like the other dogs?"

"Can I suck on your teats if I say yes?"
Grin back at her mockingly.
"Or would you enjoy that too much, you closet dyke?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389171

Nod, and walk over to her bags.
Ask Fervored to look for some rope to tie the horn in.
Point over at Chip.
"He died three times today only. And then the other one, too."
Nod towards Tony.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389172

I growl and assume a fighting stance.
"Threats won't make Seekkill fuck you, pony. Stop trying."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389173

I frown.
"But you told us to take the snake… what do you want us to do?"

Tela [Spellsword] 389177

I boop her nose a few times
"Now now, that's not language befitting a filly like you. Don't make me take out the belt~"

"No dumbass. I don't want to fuck you or you to fuck me. All I'm saying is you're a goddamned maniac. Eating ponies is messed up."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389178

Roll my eyes.
"Calm down, you two. Seriously, like a bunch of fucking toddlers."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389179

"I don't understand, how be I different?" I say confused.
I take a few steps back "magic, that brings someone back to life ?!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389180

I relax.
"Oh. Eating ponies same as eating any meat."


Wf+6 389181

"It wasn't an instruction, it was a fact."


"I know the truth now. Enough being stubborn! I'm going to come with you, big brother."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389182

"You are not as huge as Chip, for one."

"Oh, so is that what you are into, huh? That's good to know, honey~"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389183

"Yes. It's quite wonderful, really. Very reassuring for a pony like me."

I just observe and chuckle softly

Sateo [DD Monk] 389184

I nod "Sometimes ye has to eat what ye has to eat, don't take no pleasure when it happens.."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389185

"Don't get used to it. I'm doing it for free just tonight."
Tie the horn to some rope and wear it as necklace.

Wf+6 389186


Summer Seas [Cleric] 389187

"But we can just not take it! And then it wouldn't be a fact!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389188

I'll be weirded out a little at being called that.
"Curry. My name is Curry. And no, you're not. You are going to stay here and be safe. That's final, and if I have to tie you up and leave you here, I'll do it."

Tela [Spellsword] 389190

"Into? Oh no, it's just some regular ol' punishment for a naughty little filly."

I just look at them in disgust
"Bunch of goddamn animals…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389193

I nod.
"Smart dog. Ponies hard to hunt when know you are there. Makes challenging hunt."

"Spirits say we all animals."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389194

I walk up to him to whisper
"We could use the help to be fair… Another healer? With that bubble? She could really help us a bunch with that…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389196

"Amazin'.. Can ye.. bring back me mouse?" I say with wide eyes.
"Thar wasn't much grub to share, 'n I got overlooked sometimes.. Bein' small ain't so bad.. I fit into tight spaces, useful."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389199

"And if she gets hurt? I don't want that on my conscience. Because it will be on my conscience. You heard that spirit. If she stays here, her life will be better, even if mine won't. If I could get the same deal for you and miss Seas, I'd take it in a heartbeat."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389200

"… True."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389201

"… I doubt that. Grogar might take offense in it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389202

"If you say so. I'm sure you have to dig smaller shit too."

"Sure thing! You are not fooling anyone, you perv~"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389203

"Perhaps miss Terrebonne will be able to help."


Drop her again

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389205

"Huh? What are you whispering about?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389206

Stare flatly at her.
"Grogar acts the same for everypony. It's death after all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389208

Open my wings and fly before I fall!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sateo [DD Monk] 389209

I look down "Sorry pony. I said I didn't take no pleasure in it.. n' I would never eat a crew member.."
"I can still dig enough space fer ponies."
I smile, Go grab Cheese's body.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389210

I'll hunker down to Summer's eye level.
"Miss Seas, could you help me convince Skylight to stay here? If she comes with us, that mean inquisitor will hunt her down. And if she's my sister, I don't want that to happen."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389211

"Ah, fuck! Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, fuck your cunt!"

Tela [Spellsword] 389214

I guffaw
"Oh noooo~ So sorry!"
I grin and swing her around onto my back
"Now stay there and be quiet, or no dinner for you tonight! You get that, you little shit?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389216

"Huh? But… but she wants to go with you! And she's your sister… I don't think you can convince her not to go, mister Curry…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389218

Press my hoof against the back of her head and click with my tongue.
"I'm the one calling the shots here, you cooze."
Raise my hoof.

Then chuckle again.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389219

"But I don't want to risk her getting hurt, miss Seas. I can only protect so many at once."
I'll grimace slightly.
"And I'm not doing too good a job at it as it is. I cannot place a sister I didn't know I had into danger. Besides, we might be able to convince her to work and send help on the good side of the law, instead of as a pirate."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389222

"But she might even be able to help the pirates be nicer! And… and maybe help make them not be so mean to us…"

Tela [Spellsword] 389223

"So cute~"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389226

"I will shoot you in the fucking leg again like that one time if you keep teasing!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389227

"I just… I'm incredibly uncertain. I could request her to be kept with you and your mother, but… if I bring her with us, things are going to get worse for her before they get better."

Tela [Spellsword] 389228

"And I'll cut your precious little chickenwings off!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389229

I tilt my head to the side.
"You fucking her leg?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389230

"That Inquisitor will just try to hurt her though…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389231

"As much as she wants me to, no."
I chuckle.
"And you shouldn't take everything so literally."

"And make me a dirty filthpony like you?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389232

"That's what I fear too."

Tela [Spellsword] 389233

"Well you'd still have that frail little pegasus body of yours of course!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389234


Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389235

"If the spirit speaks for her, and they find her tied up, the Inquisitor might be called off. Hopefully."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389236

"She means that not everything should be taken as said."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389237

"How Seekkill take words? Words only noise, not things."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389238

"… Do you really trust an inquisitor to call of just like that?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389239

"Uh… tell you what, you can read, right? We need to get you a dictionary."

Tap my hoof against her.
"Better than the fat shit you have! It's a wonder those ships can even support you!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389241

"No, but he'll hopefully be too busy chasing us to pay her any mind. And he'll believe the spirit, if she's asked."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389242

I frown.
"That mean inquisitor wanted to… to kill me. It was miss Skylight that kept him from doing it…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389243

"As in… word for word. It provides emphasis without adding to the real meaning."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389244

"I really don't trust that to happen to be fair…"

Tela [Spellsword] 389247

"I could easily outrun you, feathercunt!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389248

"Seekkill had a lesson. Seekkill remembers how to spell Seekkill."


Light Heart [Warlord] 389251

I nod
"Yes. Emphasis on a word or meaning means there is special and significant stress of voice laid on particular words or syllables."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389253

I'll grimace again.
"I'm not getting much of a say in this, I take it."
I'll glance at Skylight again, and then back to Spring and Summer.
"I can trust you two to help me keep her out of trouble, right?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389254

"Good. You need one."

"Really, mudbrain? But you'll never know how gooooood it feels to fly around on a lazy afternoon and rest a bit on a puffy cloud, mhhm… meanwhile you wallow in puddles and other shit."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389255

"I'm not telling you or her to do anything Curry. I'm just voicing my worries…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389257

I zone out.

Tela [Spellsword] 389258

"You can have your evaporated water."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389260

"Hah! You can't beat that, I knew it! Stuck to the ground all the time… so sad."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389262

Zoning out? I love that.

I'm in that special place where Fervored and I play under a tree in the fresh spring breeze.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389265

"It means that you use certain words or idioms to strengthen your statement. If I said 'I could eat the tail end of a skunk' that does not mean I wish to eat a skunk's tail. It is added as a way to exaggerate my hunger to make it sound more severe."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389266

I nod while still staring into the distance.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389267

"It might be more dangerous for her to stay here… she might get more hurt here!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389270

I chuckle
"That probably went over your head then. Nevermind."

Tela [Spellsword] 389272

I roll my eyes

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389276

"And I share those worries. That's why I want her to stay. At least the spirit should be able to take care of her if she stays here. And having help from this side can only be a good thing."
"I know, I know, but… I don't think I could take the guilt if she gets hurt."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389278

"Well… she should decide for herself. Both options have risks…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389280

"You heard her. She wants to come. But I don't know why. No one would drop their life for a brother they never knew. Especially not me."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389285

"She probably feels guilty, Curry. Even if it's not her fault at all."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389287

"Maybe she just feels sad for you..?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389289

"That's what I'm afraid of. And why I want her to stay."
"Probably, but I don't want her to throw away her future because of guilt. I can't allow that. It would be like you throwing away your dream of being a doctor."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389295

"Should have just knocked her out while fighting that damned inquisitor…"
I shake my head
"Well it's up to her to decide now. She's an adult and both paths have their dangers."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389297

I'll nod slightly, though I've got a feeling in my gut that she's going to be about as easy to dissuade as I would be.

Tony [Trickster] 389316

And I'm here for a little while. Still outside the vault.

Wf+6 389318

She deflates a little. "Fine. Just blame Celestials for not trying to help, then shun your own blood when they do."

Her ears go back and she retreats to the back of the vault and sits down. "Just get out of here with your ill-gotten gains before the guards show up."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389323

I just scrunch at this.
"You're an adult, Skylight. If you want to come along I certainly wont stop you. I just hope you are aware of the possible consequences."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389325

"I never said you couldn't help. You can still help by being on the good side of the law, Skylight. Living on the run's no good for a priest."
I'll frown a little.
"Besides, I wouldn't be able to live with myself if you throw your entire life away over guilt, or pity. Especially if it's something you aren't guilty for."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389326

"Miss Skylight! Please don't be mad… I want you to come along with us… you're nice!"

Wf+6 389327

She doesn't say anything else, she just sits off in the corner.

You should probably leave before the guards come.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389328

We totally should.

Tony [Trickster] 389332

I second this notion

Sateo [DD Monk] 389334

I was recovering mouse corpse.

Wf+6 389335

It's nearby, so that succeeds.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389336

With our loot

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389337

I run over to her and hug her.
"Please Miss Skylight! We could really use your help…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389338

I'll huff.
"If you're coming, then come. If you're my sister, I won't be able to stop you if you put your mind to it. But we're clearing out while we can."
I'll sigh.
"I am sorry for all of this, however. I'll try to write if you aren't coming."
And once I get to the vault door, I'll wonder if I can even open it from this side.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389340

I shake my head
"Luna watch over you then…"
Leave with the charts in my bag

Sateo [DD Monk] 389342

I bring the mouse body over to you. "Be ye tired still?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389343

Look at the mouse.
"Are you serious?"

Wf+6 389344

The spirit opens it.

She returns the hug with a smile. "Alright…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389345

I look down sad. "Ye just said ye would.."


"I said the exact opposite. Grogar might feel insulted if I use this t-"
"Look, I'm giving it one try. No more. And if I fall down, don't help me up."

Resurrect the mouse…

Roll #1 10 - 1 = 9

Wf+6 389348

Thank you based mouse.

Cheese breathes again.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389349

Am I down or not?

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389350

I'll nod to the spirit.
"Thank you."
And then head out of the vault. I'll wait outside the door for the others, though.

Wf+6 389351

Fo sho, it's a resurrection.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389352

I'm outside too.
"Summer, hurry!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389353

It's a crit resurrection though!

Get up.
If that fails, Fervored helps.

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

Sateo [DD Monk] 389354

I smile and give him a little hug. "It worked! "
"…" I give you a paw up "..ye alright?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389356

"So you're not gonna be sad? A- And you're gonna come with us?"
I look to the open vault door.
"…um, miss Spirit. Is there anything else that we're su-… going to take?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389358

Shun away from him.
"I can get up alone-"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389360

I offer her a claw.
"Friends help friends. Seekkill knows this."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389361

"Friends don't touch friends that don't want to be touched."

Try to get up again.

Roll #1 1, 2 = 3

Wf+6 389362

"It seems not."

You're still down.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389363

"Miss Felfire please stop trying to commit suicide."
Rosemary can heal her.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389364

I try to help you up anyway. "Ye helped me out.." '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389365

"Not touching you."
My claw remains offered.



Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 389367

You pass out from exhaustion. Resurrecting this much is bad for you!

Fervored hoists you up on his back. Which is really your back because he's in your shadow.


Summer Seas [Cleric] 389368

"…what else is in the lockers? Can I at least see?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389369

"Come along, miss Seas. Time is against us now."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389371

Thanks honey….
Kiss the shadow's neck.
"No. I mean it. Don't. I'm fine now."
"Thanks, but never do it, okay?"
And then I will nod my thanks to Rosemary for actually bringing me up.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389375


Sateo [DD Monk] 389377

I nod and sit in the corner. with Cheese. "Just stay out o' trouble wee one, ye was recovered from Davy Pone's Locker just now."

Wf+6 389379

Gotta get out before the predators come.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389380

"It's not about you. I don't like to be touched."


Sateo [DD Monk] 389382

"what are ye on about Cheese?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389383

Good question
"Summer! Hurry along now!"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389384

Waiting on Wf and Sol to clear us out of the vault and lock the door.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389385

Tony [Trickster] 389386

Yes. Yes. We do.

I get up.
"Allright, we finished? Now let's get out of here."
I nod to the tunnel.

Wf+6 389387

"Too late for that now."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389389

"Aye, I got back to the burnt room, past light wall, don't know where to go from there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389392

"We not finished. The others are still in the vault!"

Tony [Trickster] 389394

Slap my head.
"Well, I hope they hurry."

Look worriedly at the hallway.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389395


I head out with Spring and presumably Curry.

Wf+6 389397

Vault closes.

Presumably you all go to the wall of light. It dissipated again.

The pirates are nowhere to be seen.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389398

Skylight's with us too, right?
…Where is everyone?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389399

"Got our stuff, huh? Good job."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389401

Right. Let's hurry up and find them again.
"Emrille? Light Heart? Felfire?"

Tony [Trickster] 389402

Move along with the rest.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389405

"Yeah? No trouble in there? Let's get out of here in that case."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389407

"Lets. The guard is likely on their way, and if we have a fast way out, I suggest we take it."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389408

"Here. Ready to leave?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389409

>The pirates are nowhere to be seen
"Yeah… we got your stuff alright."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389411

"What find in vault?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389412

"And passing it out can wait until we're outside. After I set this snake loose."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389413

"I think she meant the charts mister Curry…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389414

"The stolen sea charts. As requested by commodore Smitts."

Wf+6 389415

I meant that the OTHER pirates – the ones from the jail are nowhere to be seen.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389416

The prisoner pirates I suppose.
"Had a nice little chat too?"

"Well no shit we won't stay and wait here until those guards return. But you got me interestednow."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389417

I'm confused are they here or not?

Spring Water [Doctor] 389418

"Yes. Now come on. Can we leave? You did prepare a way out, didn't you?"

Wf+6 389419

Everyone is here except the other prisoner pirates (NPCs) who are no-shows.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389420

"Fine. That means you shoot me in the back until you know if what I have is worth it. Now move, you shrunken-down midget."
Yes. And now begins the retreat out of the basilica.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389421

"…Monty?!" I grab the contain the snake is in and take a look. "Is that ye me old bucko?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389422

"The way we came from will do just fine."

"You will watch your fucking tongue or I will have it cut out."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389423

Right. Let's start making our way out of here before those guards show up.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389424

"That's your snake mister… Diamond Dog?"

"Miss Emrille!"
I frown at her.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389425

"Shut the hell up and move Emrille. I do not want to be here any longer."

Wf+6 389426

It is.

Hissss. It was dark.

You don't think you can keep track of two pets at once. Best to keep him in the terrarium for now.

Your progress is suspiciously unimpeded as you get to the tunnel out.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389427

I stay with the others.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389429

Then lead the others to the burnt room via my tunnel "Go in first, I'll close it behind us."

Tony [Trickster] 389430

I move out as well.
If they want to stay here and talk that's fine by me.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389431

"If it is, then you can carry him."
I'll just frown at her.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389433

Roll my eyes.
Do we need to do the same trick we did the way in with Summer with the light trap?

Tela [Spellsword] 389434


Felfire [Necromancer] 389435

We dug a tunnel though…

Sateo [DD Monk] 389436

No time to let my snake out now, hold him inside the Terrarium known as 'funny box' to my character "Yer comin' home wit me bucko"
"Thank ye, I can carry 'im"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389437

Don't need to tell me twice.

Take Summer with me and start moving through.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389438

>Your progress is suspiciously unimpeded as you get to the tunnel out.
We're out.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389440

Hop in.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389442

Then we're in the tunnel.
"Miss Felfire, how's the horn working so far?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389443

I chuckle and move on through. Rosemary should be carrying Wark.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389444

Let's move it then, out the tunnel we go

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389445

Where are the pirates we freed?

Sateo [DD Monk] 389446

Once the others are in the tunnel, get in and collapse the entrance behind me

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389447

The fleet, probably.

Wf+6 389448

Suspiciously absent.

When you reach the EXIT TUNNEL that leads OUT OF THE BASEMENT TO THE OUTDOORS OUTSIDE OF THE CATHEDRAL, Mocking Wark asks if you want help carrying that.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389449

I'll look at Wark.
"Well, master Wark! I thought you were dead."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389450

Mocking Wark is dead.
If we're outside, we can just make our way back over to the fleet.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389451

"Where other pirates go?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389452

I shrug. "Fled to the sea?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389453

"Probably back to their ships."

Head back towards the ships.

"So, anything you picked up that was not the charts, huh?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389454

Look at Wark.
"You too, uh?"
"Did you find those documents?"

Tony [Trickster] 389455

Head out back to the ships with the others.

Wf+6 389456

No, he asks if you want help carrying his corpse.

He looks a little offended but just shakes his head. "Ya wouln' understan'."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389457


Felfire [Necromancer] 389458

"Me and you gotta talk, Wark."
Grin at him.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389459


Tony [Trickster] 389460

Slap my face again.
Don't look at whatever is going on. Just keep going to the ship.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389461

I scratch my head
"You were not joking then master Wark… How strange. I suppose it saves me the doubloon of having to resurrect you."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389462

"Well, there was the snake. Some equipment that looks to be about that young dog's size. An odd rock. Some weird dice. A flower."
I'll hum a moment.
"Ah. And one silver bullet."
I'll nod and produce them.
"I did promise. However, I want you to promise me something in return."
I'll give her a little smile.
"I'd like you to promise to try and be a friend to myself, miss Spring, and continue your friendship with miss Seas."
"Well, I assume it's something similar to my own abilities, master Wark."
I'll gesture slightly to my closing wounds, now that we're back in nature.

Wf+6 389463

"Are ya gonna make a fuss about this, ya half-baked sunflower, or are ya gonna come ta tha fleet b'fore it's at the bottom of the sea?"

Tela [Spellsword] 389464

"How the hell are you alive? You fucking died!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389465

"That I can do."
Snatch them docs and secure them in my bags.
"Yeah right.
They already attacking?"


Light Heart [Warlord] 389466

I chuckle
"No. Let us make haste. Thank you, master Wark."
Let's move it. Double time.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389467

"Oh please. It's called reincarnation."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389468

I get in the boat if I'm not there already.


Emrille [Gunslinger] 389469

"Eh, fuck it, it would just make my head hurt…"

I smirk.
"Well well well, seems like those Celestials were preparing a gift for me then."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389470

"Strangest things. Even when completely still, it's like they're rolling."
I'll show him the dice.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389471

"Aye, the light warriors took me gear back then.."
follow, this is all too amazing to comment on

Tela [Spellsword] 389472

"That is some straight up horseshit."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389473

I guess I just climb on Spring's back and rest a bit.
2tired after all this.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389474

"Possibly. And with it, my debt to you is paid."
I'll grin at her.
"Unless you don't want to bite the bullet and let me off the hook?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389475

"Oh we'll do business once we got clear of this shithole, don't worry. Just the two of us."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389476

I glare daggers at her

Wf+6 389477

As you exit the basilica, you can see it's in a state of near-collapse. There's a significant amount of fire going off near the coastline, and waves of fliers zoom above your heads toward the fleet.

Four ships seem to be covering the retreat of something that resembles a giant nest floating on the water.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389478

I take them and look at them closely.

Tela [Spellsword] 389479


Tony [Trickster] 389480

I wasn't expecting this.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389481

"What in… what is that?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389482

I frown
"I don't even know why I'm surprised to see things like these anymore."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389483

"I believe someone stole a building…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389484

Is that the Eagle's Roost?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389485

"What did we miss?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389486

"Oh my."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389487

"That's insane. That's beyond insane."
I'll groan.
"I'll never be able to come back here, I just know it."
I'll look at Skylight.
"You can still say we just took you as a prisoner."

Wf+6 389488

"I'm not giving up on you."

It does quite resemble it.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389489

Okay, how are we supposed to get there?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389490

Light Heart [Warlord] 389491

"Now that would be an unfortunate waste of resources, mister Curry. I do believe there is much use to be found in her talents."

Tony [Trickster] 389492

Look for a way to get over there.
Dogs don't like getting wet.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389493

I just laugh "They got her back!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389494

"Your old home?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389495

I'll sigh.
"Well, this is the last chance. I can't say I don't appreciate it."
I'll frown a little.
"I hope miss Mera is doing alright…"
"Got who back?"

Wf+6 389496

They appear to be made out of tusk-bone. Ivory.

They look very odd, but not enchanted. Something else.

Tela [Spellsword] 389497

"What the fuck is it!?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389498

How many sides are there?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389499

"Who? What?"

Wf+6 389500

They're both six-sided dice.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389501

I nod. "Me old ship. Eagle's Roost"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389502

"Seekkill keep these? Old dice. Tuskbone dice. Feel strange."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389503

"It looks pretty fucked up."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389504

"I've no need for them, so be my guest."


"That's a ship? Ah fuck it, let's just get to the damn fleet!"
How can we get there?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tony [Trickster] 389506

Point to it.

Wf+6 389507

Wark leads the group to a rowboat at the shore.

Explosions are going off nearby in the sand, mostly cannonball misses aimed at fliers.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389508

"Thank you."

"Why ship look like nest?"

Tony [Trickster] 389509

Follow that undying donkey.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389510

"…Is it big enough for all of us?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389511

Follow him then!
And wake up Summer!

Wf+6 389512

"Ya can stay here if ya like, ya swelterin' cupcake."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389513

I'll give Wark a wry look.
"Jennies first."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389514

"Let's get the fuck outta' here. I'm sick of this town anyway."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389515

"Aye, twasn't much but it was ours."
hop in the row boat.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389516

"Let us hope."

Hop in
"Thank you, master Wark. You are a true savior of ponykind."

Tela [Spellsword] 389517

"Fuck no!"
Jump in the rowboat?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389518

"H- Huh? What's going on?"
I look around.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389519

"Dangerous things, miss Seas! Eyes forward, and keep your wits about you."

Tela [Spellsword] 389520

"The world has ended kid! Repent!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389521

"I'm not sure myself to be fair…"

Wf+6 389522

"Are you gonna just sit there?" Wark pipes up.

Skylight gives him an odd look. "As compared to what? Standing?"

"Not standing, rowing!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389523

"Rowing is bad for my heart, I'm afraid. Miss Rosemary?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389524

Well, let's row, dammit.
"Let's get to work, then!"
'1d10' rowing.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 389525

Row, row.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389526

I shrug.
"Yeah, yeah, I am at a disadvantage sadly, the 'grown up's can row."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389527

'1d10' "Rowin' Captain.."

Roll #1 5 = 5


Right, take a paddle and start paddling.

Roll #1 4 = 4



Roll #1 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 389530

These paws really help with rowing


Row row row

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 389532

All together, you manage to row yourselves into the Pillager's Fancy, which is the nearest ship. The fighting intensifies as you get closer.

As you board by ladder, you can see the commodore at the helm of the Darklantern, yelling orders to the crew. The decks of each of the ships are in a flurry of movement.


The great sheets come down and catch the wind, and begin to pull the fleet away from land. After a few tense minutes of fighting, the crew has escaped.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389533

Let out a victorious laugh.
"Haha, fuck yeah! Now what was that all about?"

Tony [Trickster] 389534

Sit down on the deck.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389535

I wipe my forehead with a hoof
"This day…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389536

"I take it that the ponies of Autumnsreach didn't much care for that being taken."
I'll look towards Skylight.
"I need to speak with you a moment."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389537

I dust myself off and make sure my mane is still looking proper.
"How exhilarating."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389538

"This would explain why we weren't stormed too."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389539

I'm just gonna assume I was clinging to Spring for dear life through all this.

I frown at her.

I sadly nod and hug her.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389540

Take out the charts and hoof them to her
"Have fun. Go play."

Hug her back.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389541

Take a look at the ship. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 389542

Take them
Now, let's go ahead and bring them to Smitts.


I roll my dice.

Roll #1 1, 3, 4, 1, 3, 2, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3 = 27

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389544

"Come on, don't be so sour. We are all alive and well, and we left that rotten place!"


I take a moment to look them over. Then I scoop them up and roll my new ones.

Roll #1 5, 4 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389546

I guess while I'm hugging her I try to look at the… nest thing. What is it?

Felfire [Necromancer] 389547

Well, that was cool.
I got the docs, revived a bunch of dogs a bunch of times and now am here, not too horribly disfigured, back on my ship.
Time to go find Doc Peg and give him the great news.

Wf+6 389548

Smitts is still at the helm of the Darklantern.

"You did take your time."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389549

"It wasn't exactly my idea of a fun and relaxing day…"
I rub my horn

Felfire [Necromancer] 389550

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389551

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389552

"It wasn't relaxation, it was work. Now that we did our work, we can relax! You know, eight hours of work, eight hours of play, eight hours of sleep!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389553

"I prefer my old work…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389554

"Indeed. My sincerest apologies for that. However, we recovered the charts."
Hoof them to him
"I hope those prisoners made it back in one piece?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389555

"That wasn't work. That was robbery. Crime. Evil."
I frown.

Wf+6 389556

You may have heard of a type of a ship called a "junk". You're not sure what a junk is, exactly, but that seems a good way to describe the Eagle's Roost.

This thing is not aquadynamic at all. It's practically round! The thing resembles a heap of cannons piled on top of each other. It's huge and has a few sails hanging off the sides. Most of its propulsion seems to come from ores sticking out the base, though very few of them are active right now.

He's busy treating wounded from the latest firefight.

"Yes… Curry?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389557

Let him work, stay out of his way.
"Any dead I should have a go at? Oh, and I found your stuff."

Tony [Trickster] 389558

I grin.
"I can sure use it. And the pay."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389559

"Evil? We didn't even kill anypony!"

"Healing is healing, isn't it?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389560

"Yes. And almost getting my horn removed isn't fun."
I shake my head
"Bah… at least the spirit was more understanding… somewhat."

Wf+6 389561

You gain little from the view. Perhaps all the bodies are distracting you. It was not an easy-won victory.

"Most of them. After the alarms started, they made for the ships. We won two… The Eagle's Nest – that monster we had to escort, and a new ship… it's fast. It's named Sirocco."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389562

"No… but you still robbed a church!
And no. This isn't anything like home…"
I frown even more at the memory.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389563

I frown.
"Spring, it's over now, relax, we can have some free, recreational time for now! That's good isn't it? And how was that spirit exactly?"

"And what? With priests like that Celestial? If it wasn't for that fucking fog…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389564

"Oh? Some type of corvette? The Eagle's Nest… is quite strange."

Tony [Trickster] 389565

Well if that was all.
I'm going to take a look if I can find that bunny again.

Wf+6 389566

He nods with a weak smile while he works.

"I should go."

He gestures at the other injured ponies.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389567

"Gotcha. I will look over the dead ones with Terrebonne."

Off to Terre I go!

Spring Water [Doctor] 389568

"Look around you, Emrille? How many ponies died today do you think?"
I sigh
"The spirit wasn't angry. Just… somber."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389569

"If we never went there he wouldn't be angry…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389570

Did >>389545 have any result?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389571

"It's like you want to be sad.
You are alive, Summer is alive, I am alive, what more do we need?"

Roll my eyes.
"That bastard deserves to be shot like a dog with all his shouting."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389572

"Since you're coming with us, I'm going to tell you about a few of the pirates you should watch out for. For example, the foul-mouthed little pegasus in the funny hat is Emrille. She's actually around 20 years old or so, and is under the effects of age magic. So don't be weirded out if she hits on you. Or on miss Spring. She also has a foul temper."
"Miss Light Heart is a shrewd pony. She uses her words instead of weapons, and can be very convincing to get what she needs. So far she has done me no wrong, but she did manage to get mister Chip under his hoof.
"Mister Chip is a pleasant enough fellow, and good with traps. I'm not too certain of the other dogs, as I've not really spoken with them.
"Miss Felfire is an odd duck. Doesn't like to be touched, doesn't like ponies, doesn't like most living things. But I think she might be in love with a ghost of a knight who served in the times before the Darkest Night. He's a nice fellow, actually.
"Tela is a new addition, fairly nice mare. Mercenary, but won't harm children. Nor will miss Felfire.
"The gryphon is… interesting. Eats meat, fast learner. Likes fiddling with dice, thinks there are spirits telling him what to do. Probably are, for all I know."
I'll think a moment.
"Ah, Commodore Smitts. Be careful around him. He has no qualms about killing anyone if he thinks they are an inconvenience. Fullmaster Abilio and his wife-to-be, Cloudy Stripes, are pleasant, though the latter isn't good with groups. the quartermaster is a cheat, be wary of him."
I'll rack my brain for any more pirates to warn her about, but come up dry. I really haven't met that many, it seems.

Wf+6 389573


She's working belowdecks on the gunners.

Tony [Trickster] 389574

Felfire [Necromancer] 389575

"Hey. Need help gathering the corpses? I gave a go at the whole resurrection thing on the field, worked like a charm."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389576

Explore the ship, what's this new home like?

Light Heart [Warlord] 389577

Spring Water [Doctor] 389578

"… Don't you do anything to Curry, you hear me? I know he made a stupid mistake, but you are in no position to punish him for it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389579

"…I wish I was home."
I huddle up to Spring.

Wf+6 389580

Itztli is perched near the main mast of the Darklantern.

"Sirocco… it's something new. Renovated. I'm not sure. Square sails. Narrow. Cuts through the water… or clips through it. It's top speed, if my information is to believed, is faster than any ship I've ever seen in my service. As for the Eagle's Nest? Well… it's a monster. It's a floating fortress. It can afford to split off from the fleet because of its size and defenses. I'm unsurprised by reports that they were forced to board it instead of fighting it directly with cannons."

She nods. "Okay… that's a lot to take in."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389581

I collect my dice.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389582

"Just stick with either me, miss Seas and miss Spring, or miss Mera…"
I'll clonk my forehead.
"Ah, miss Mera, I do hope she was alright."
I'll look over the edge of the ship. Is she swimming alongside?


"Two extremes then. I'm sure both will be most useful in certain situations."
Can I see the Sirocco from here?
"What is their story? Who built them?"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389584

"Actually… I am."
I sigh.
"…but since you asked, he can get away with not only being an idiot but endangering others with his idiocity too."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389585

"I meant that you are in no position because you too have made mistakes. Like down in that temple."
I shake my head
"No matter. I'll talk to him about it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389586

"I just cleared the path for the treasury."
"And I will speak with him too. Without shooting him. This time."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389587

I scrunch
"Don't you threaten him either, you hear me?"

Tony [Trickster] 389588

Go over to him.
"Hello again."

Wf+6 389589

It's totally different than the Eagle's Nest, which by sailing standards was something unlike any other ship you've served on. While the Eagle's Nest seemed practically the size of a small town with the shape and armory to match, this ship is more of a cargo affair, much faster and built for speed and size. It's conventional, and you've been on galleons like it before.

There's still something very odd about them. You're not sure what it implies.

She surfaces as you reach the edge of the ship. She must've been hiding in the deeps for the duration of the fight.

You can. It's definitely different, and it's loaded with sails.

"The Eagle's Nest is an ancient raiding vessel. Totally unique in design, likely. Sirocco, I haven't the slightest, but I'm happy to take it."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389590

"Mera, are you alright?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389591

"How will he learn his place that way then? He needs to be kept on a shorter leash than this, and not out of pettines, for his own fucking good. I took responsibility for him and his life, so he better behave if he wants to keep it. There is only so many fuck-ups I can clean up after."

Wf+6 389592


She waves up at you from below but her voice doesn't carry well against the waves.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389593

Alright, I guess I'll lift her up. I did say she wasn't going to be forced to swim alongside the ships. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 389594

"Most interesting… I look forward to seeing them both in action then."
I smile and bow my head
"Now, I shall leave you be. I have a pony to speak to."
Go back to collect Skylight.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389595

I frown
"Threatening ponies is no way of getting their approval, Emrille. You would do well to keep that in mind."

Wf+6 389596

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Skylight is with Curry.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389597

With my horn and telekinesis, of course! Can't look like a fool in front of my sister, now can I? Well, more of one. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389598

"As if anything else penetrates his thick skull… well, I know what would, but we already said no shooting."

Wf+6 389599

Alright, you get her up.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389600

Well I'm not afraid of Curry. Approach them both.
"Miss Skylight. So glad you have decided to join our fleet."
I bow my head slightly
"As I said before, my name is Light Heart, and I shall be your instructor for this wonderful journey."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389601

Spring Water [Doctor] 389602

I sigh
"Will you ever change…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389603

I frown even more, ultimately deciding to get up and walk off, away from Emrille.
Maybe… I guess I go look at that ship.
What's it look like from here? Do I see anyone on it?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389604

Now to introduce Skylight and Mera.
"Skylight, this is Mera. Mera, Skylight."
I'll turn to Light Heart as she speaks.

Tony [Trickster] 389605

I sit down.
"Nah, I've got enough of that shit town full of Celestials. What's next on the plan? We're going to use what we've collected in Reptil?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389606

"Hey, you can't say I haven't improved. If it was up to old me, he would be dead already. I also got those freaking darts just to have an alternative to killing. These things take time, don't they?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389607

"I just wish you'd learn some tact."
Look over to where Summer is standing
"You know that the way you act isn't exactly making you any more popular with Summer right? She's just a child."

Wf+6 389608

"Dat's good… Ta be honest, I'm gettin' beat from all dis work."

Which ship?

She gives you a confused look. "Instructor?"

They smile at each other. "Pleasure."
A pause.
"You were swimming? How did you keep up with the ships on hooves?"
"I didn't!"
"I… okay. Are you my brother's–?"
"Your brother?! Curry is your brother?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389609

The uh… Eagle's Nest.
The one that looks like a nest.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389610

"Don't tell me you want to retire."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389611

"So it seems. I had not expected to run into her either. Strange circumstance."

Wf+6 389612

Eagle's Roost.

It looks like a big nest, except instead of twigs sticking out, there are cannons. It's huge, and dwarfs even the Darklantern, which is a ship of the line. It's not even the right shape! It's rounded, and has the sails mounted on the side instead of the top. There are ores sticking out of the base.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389615

I tilt my head.
What a strange ship…
Is there any way to get down there from here?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 389616

"Your manager or… partner perhaps? Companion?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389617

Roll my eyes.
"I must have skipped etiquette classes to slip away and do some crime, sorry."
Look over there as well.
"And what could I even do, really? I did my best to keep you two safe but I am still just a heartless bloodthistry murderer."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389619

"Mind your tongue a little more maybe? You don't need class to learn how to act like a normal pony being."

Wf+6 389620

"Naught like that… been a busy night."

She frowns. "Are you… still not okay with me calling you brother?"

"I think I can settle for companion for now."

There's a gangplank from the Sirocco over to it. The Sirocco is connected to the Darklantern, which is connected to the Seaworthy, which is connected to the Pillager's fancy, which you are on.

Tony [Trickster] 389622

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389624

"I try, but it's not so easy to control… It's like a bad habit. I can't just decide to stop it unless I catch myself doing it."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389625

I'll shake my head.
"It just… takes some getting used to."

Wf+6 389626


She looks a little down. "I understand."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389627

"I can see that. I will be upstairs, gathering the corpses."

Get upstairs and raise a second shadow.
Start gathering all the dead corpses on the ship.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389629

"Excellent. I look forward to our cooperation unfolding further iun the future."
I also cock a brow
"And… brother? Could this be…?"
I look between Curry and Skylight
"… Is it?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389632

I guess onwards I go.
To explore the… actually I stop by the Sirocco. What's that ship like?
From on deck, that is.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389633

"Don't look so down. You'll end up looking like a soggy carrot."
I'll give her a little smile.
"Or so the spirit in the vault said. So I will appreciate it if no harms comes to her while in your care."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389636

"It can't possibly be that hard…"

I slowly trail her from a distance as I talk, not wanting to lose sight.

Tony [Trickster] 389637

"Sounds good. I'm eager to learn."
Look around.
"Though I wasn't expecting to see you out here in the open."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389638

A wide smirk appears
"… No. Of course not. I take good care of those who are loyal to me. You of all ponies should be quite aware of this."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389639

And I follow beside her as we talk.
"Did you ever have bad habits? Or… shit, handle ponies who tried to quit smoking or something?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389643

"Of course. Smoking is different though."
I think for a moment
"You could try using the infamous swear jar… although I'm no sure if you'd be willing to part from money like that."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389644

I'll frown slightly.
"All too well. Though I am working to get myself out of such debts."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389646


Wf+6 389649

Like a clothy canopy. There are so many sails, it seems almost cumbersome. You can't even see the sky well from the deck.



They both look surprised.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389650

Hm, I guess I should check out the sleeping areas and see if there is a good place to store my companions.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389651

"Paying for swearing? Fuck no!"
I chuckle.
"But fine, fine, I will try to cut back on it the best I can."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389652

Huh… weird.
I guess I go down on the Eagle's Nest now. What's that ship like?

Spring Water [Doctor] 389654

"Just… pay extra attention around Summer. I can't force her to like you. That's your job. And she wont ever like you if you keep acting the way you are right now, that should be obvious."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389656

Just tell me when either Terrebonne or Peg are free.
And keep massing them all somewhere spacious. Lie them ordinately, don't make a mess.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389659

"Without your and Emrille's interference, the doctors, myself, and Mera would have been dead the morning after the Lunar temple was emptied. This puts me in both of your debts. Emrille is taking great pleasures in milking that fact for all it is worth."
I'll snort slightly.
"Unfortunate, but true. As I'm responsible for miss Mera, I am shouldering hers as well."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389661

"Yeah, but as I said, what can I even do? She already views me as nothing but the homicidal murderer who is responsible for every bad thing ever."

Wf+6 389669

You nap for a while, and when you wake up, you've been relocated in your sleep to Terrebonne's room. You seem to have woken to the sound of her opening her door.

I didn't want you to get stepped on.

It would have beeeeeeeen funny.

It's a maze to navigate the deck. While the Sirocco is dense, but orderly, the Eagle's Roost is dense and chaotic. Cannons of all sizes everywhere, even sticking up at odd angles through the decks, and large metal sheet "walls" jut up in odd spots to defend against cannons. You feel like you could wander all night just on this deck. Unlike most ships, which have their "castle" at the back, or sometimes both the back and front, this ship's castle is in the middle.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389670

I actually chuckle at that
"Mister Curry, there is no such thing as a debt with me. I have an agreement with miss Spring, where I look out for her in return for her goodwill and cooperation. Indeed, I consider you to be part of that very same agreement. And miss Mera and Skylight too. It is in my best interests to keep you all safe and happy, so I ensure that you are."

Wf+6 389672

You recall that there's a literal stable on the Eagle's Roost. That's how ridiculously huge the ship in question is.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389673

Wait.. Are we bringing that ship with us?

Tony [Trickster] 389675

Wf+6 389676

Very much so.


Felfire [Necromancer] 389678

One more scar for the collection.
Giggle a bit.

Smile as the ewe enters the room.
"So, rough night. I did all I could and rounded up the dead, but this thing-"
Tap the horn tied to a rope.
"-doesn't make me much confident when going for something as hard as resurrecting."

Wf+6 389681

"What happened ta ya old catalyst?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389682

Do I see any interesting things down here amidst the chaos?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389683

"Even so, miss Heart, the fact remains I owe you not only for myself and miss Mera, but for protecting miss Seas and her mother in a situation I could not hope to. I am just uncertain as to what would square us on that debt."

Wf+6 389685

There are a lot of ponies moving around, and you feel like you're getting in the way. Maybe you should come back tomorrow when things have calmed down, or at least later in the night.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389686

"An inquisitor squashed it under his hoof."
Look sad at the ground.
"There wasn't even anything to recover. You know, that thing inside had taught me a lot when I was a kid…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389690

Well, I guess I'll go find some food for cheese like.. a cheese wheel. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389691

I guess I walk back to the Pillager's Fancy then.
Maybe I can go visit Doc Peg?
Maybe I can even ask him about those documents Curry mentioned.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389692

"This is a mutually beneficial agreement. We aid one another when in need and stay loyal to the agreement. It really is that simple. If you had all died, the agreement would have been obsoleted, which would have been most unfortuitous. This is why I expect miss Skylight to lend me her services too, to ensure her own safety."

Wf+6 389693

"More incentive ta make someting new den. Perhaps something ta symbolize ya new lease on da arts?"

You don't have much luck. Looks like the rations have been largely locked up. Especially the cheese. Y'know… rats love ships.

That would be a crazy lucky guess for you to know they're tied to each other, wouldn't it? You only know they're connected to Felfire.

But sure. Having healed most of the crew he's retired to his clinic.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389695

Look up and give a weak smile.
"Sure. something in your mind?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 389696

"Be kinder to her. Be more patient. Stop thinking business-like all the time, it's like Light Heart is rubbing off on you or something."

Wf+6 389699

She chuckles. "I dunno. I have my tattoos, but dey aren't very useful if ya gonna keep gettin' cut up and ruin da runes."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389701

I smirk anyway.
"I try to be patient, but to be honest, out of the two of us, she is the one who treats me like shit. Like I am an inferior pony being to her superior morals."

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389703

"I suppose I shall have to content myself with that, then."
I'll raise an eyebrow.
"But please don't make Rosemary cry, miss Heart. You know how attached she is to you."
I'll chuckle, then lean in and whisper.
"If I find out any pirate has touched my sister in an untoward manner, the crew will be less by one, no matter who it is. So I do hope that is guarded as well as her health."
And then I'll lean back and smile.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389704

Oh, right.
I cautiously walk inside.
"Mister Doc Peg?…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389705

"Yeah. And I'd rather something that cannot be ruined. I will have to ask around, I guess."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389706

"She's a kid, Emrille. Traumatized and scared as hell."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389710

Eh' go ahead and stable cheese, I'll save him some rations or something.
take Monty with me.
got to go for a while

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389711

"So it's A-Ok if I am her smear talk trash bin?"

Wf+6 389712

She nods. "Until then, I can help ya make a new one, if ya decide what ya wanna make."

He looks exhausted, but turns to you expectantly.

Felfire [Necromancer] 389715

"I can roll with this horn. A few incisions and it should be good, no?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389716

"Are you okay mister Doc Peg?…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 389721

"Mister Curry, your words are most unkind and wounding. I would never make miss Rosemary cry."

Wf+6 389722

"A little work, yah."

He reclines in a chair and yawns before bringing a hoof to the bridge of his nose. He looks tired.

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389723

I'll nod.
"I would hope not, miss Heart, and you do have my apologies. Still, I felt it better not left unsaid, in the very slight chance of it needing to be said."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389724

Nod with a smile.
"I'm not gonna bother you for today though. You must be tired."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389727

"No, of course not. But dammit, you're an adult! Tough it out!"

Wf+6 389729

"We'll have all da time we need soon… Reptil is a ways away."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389731

"Never been to Reptil. How is it like?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389735

"I think I took enough shit for a lifetime already."
I sigh.
"But fine. If that is what makes her happy."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389736

"…What have you been doing to make you so tired mister Doc Peg?"

Wf+6 389738

"Anarchy wit a govament."

She gives a toothy grin.

He points at a few patients passed out in cots.

Light Heart [Warlord] 389739

"Well then. I shall leave you and your sister be. I am sure you have plenty to talk about. When you are done, come visit me, miss Skylight."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389741

"Do you need any help now?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389743

"Uh. Maybe Seekkill will finally be able to hunt."
Look a bit at my scythe.
"So, you know Chip, the big dumb dog? Turns out today he was able to die three times in a row.
And all three of them because the unicorns smited him while trying to heal him."
Sigh slightly annoyed.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389744

"She will warm up eventually, Emrille. You trust me right? Is it so much to ask to trust me in saying that my daughter is the kindest little filly to walk this planet?"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389745

"Have a good night, miss Heart."
I'll sit against the railing for a bit.

Wf+6 389749


"Well, ya got some good practice. I'm naught much of a believer, but maybe Peg would say it's Grogar's plan."

"So… I don't know anything about you Curry. Tell me who you are."

He weakly feels about for his whiskey and can't locate it, then shrugs, and relaxes.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389751

If I cast heal on him will that help him feel better?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389752

Light Heart [Warlord] 389753

"The very same."

Now, let's settle down somewhere and enjoy the calm sea.
"Master Wark, miss Rosemary? Any thoughts you wish to share?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 389754

Grin a bittle and giggle slightly.
"Sure, and I'm a hero of all poor and oppressed necromancers out there."
Relax back.
"But I'm actually worried about this. I mean, resurrecting is your job, you get paid for it.
Should I take money and then give it back to you?
After all you are the one who trained me."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389755

"I trust you yes, but even having me near you makes her cringe. And you can't even say it is for the fucking gun because if it wasn't for that I would lie dead with my guts out and you would be taken by Celestial spies."

Wf+6 389762

Heal doesn't fix fatigue.

"Not that ya probably care, but Smitts will probably take the Roost as his flagship. It's a fortress, if a bit less elegant than the Darklantern."

"I hope Curry's sister is okay…"

"If I wanted money, I could charge a lot more fer my services. Dere's a certain… principle a' dignity. Don' be concerned by it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389766

"Interesting. Who do you think will take the Darklantern and Sirocco?"

I turn to Rosemary
"She will be quite fine, I'm sure. All I need is some alone time to get some more background on her. See what makes her tick…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389768

I guess I try to look around for his… whiskey?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 389771

"Oh… Alright then. I will try to stick to this stuff when we are really in danger though."
I guess I should rest for now
For real. I'd love to show Doc the docs, but Summer is with him and it's 7 in the morning over here.

Spring Water [Doctor] 389773

"She'll warm up to you eventually…"

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389774

"Well, there's not much to tell, really. After getting fished out of the sea, I was raised in a Lunar temple, perhaps the last unspoiled one. Probably for being hidden under the tidewater for most of the day, and looking like a rock most others. Spent twenty years with my teacher and foster-mother, learning everything she could make stick. Mostly combat skills, to her dismay. But, I did pick up regenerative magic somewhere. Unfortunate that it only works on me."
I'll glance at Mera.
"Mera here is, well, was the other guardian of the temple. Never met her before a few days ago, though."
I'll shake my head.
"It is a regret, really. The ten years after my teacher passed were far too quiet, and the occasional trip into town doesn't follow you home."
I'll chuckle softly.
"And passing fish make terrible conversation partners when you don't speak the lingo."
I'll stroke my beard a moment.
"Spent the last twenty years trying to clear a hydra out of the bottom of the temple, though with the help of a fair bit of the crew here it was finally killed. Poison made the job embarrassingly easy."
I'll set my head in my hooves for a moment.
"Miss Seas is the one my teacher was preparing me for. The one I was supposed to protect. Am supposed to protect."

Wf+6 389776

"He'll prob'ly promote a bunch of sycophants, yes ponies, and cronies."

"I see…"

You find his alcohol, but you're not sure which is which.

g2bed. We can play American time Sun, probably Euro Mon and all day Tues.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389778

"I hope."
Glance up at her.
"Y'know, sometimes I really feel underappreciated."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389781

"Interesting times for the fleet then."
I smile at Rosemary and wrap a wing around her.
"You are still worried, I see."

Felfire [Necromancer] 389784

And then I went to sleep.
Maybe carved the horn, surely read the book.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389787

Uh… aren't they labeled?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Spring Water [Doctor] 389788

"Despite all the… crap I have to deal with, I am grateful to you. We wouldn't even be alive without you."

Wf+6 389791

"Did you… think of our parents? They never told me I had a brother…"

"She reminds me of myself, but… I have an anchor here. I have you. I don't think… Mister Curry cares for her like you do me."

She pauses and blushes. "I don't mean like THAT! I mean – they're not as close as we are."

Sure, but there's a LOT of whiskey here. Sure. Go ahead and grab the first bottle of whiskey you see. This will only turn out well I can imagine.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389795

I try to track down face and ask him about the die I found.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389796

"Mister Doc Peg? Which drink do you want?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389797

Smile at her.
"I won't bite if you show it too. A bit of positive feedback every now and then, and not just repeating my faults and how shitty of a job I chose."

Wf+6 389800

He gestures vaguely, one hoof over his eyes.

He smiles as you show them to him. "Got some of your own, eh? They're nice… What's up with them? They're definitely not regulation. You're a dirty cheat, aren't you?"

He chuckles and ruffles your head feathers. "Yeah, me too."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389801

Can I make… anything out of that?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn ?????] 389803

I'll grimace slightly.
"Not often, after the first few years. Mostly because when I did, I started to wonder what was so wrong with me that they'd…"
I'll shake my head.
"Well, there was probably a reason they never told you about me. I suppose it's mostly luck that we never ran across each other earlier. Good or bad, I'm not sure."
A small smile will flit across my face.
"Funny, don't you think. Two siblings, one finding comfort in the moon, the other in the sun. Almost poetic, when you think on it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 389804

"I'm certain that he cares. I cannot possibly blame him for being estranged by the thought of having a sister, he did not expect to ever meet any family again after all. I'm certain things will work out in the end."
Just keep my wing wrapped around her and enjoy the peace.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389806

"Curry found them in Sell-es-tee-al vault. Seekkill know something strange about them, but not know what. Spirits not telling Seekkill either."

Spring Water [Doctor] 389809

"Yes yes…"
I give her a hug
"Despite all that happened… you kept to your word. Nopony was killed down there… I just hope Skylight will be alright. Now… I'm very tired, so excuse me."
Release again and go find Summer. Stick with her.
Bed. Night.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389810

I smile as she hugs me.
"Of course. Bye!"

Now, let's find Smitts.

Wf+6 389815

You think he wants alcohol.

She frowns. "It was terrible what happened to you, though…"

She sighs and settles next to you.

"They seem odd… Like they're not totally part of this world, or something."

He's at the helm of the Darklantern.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389818

Flutter over there and land next to him.
"That was quite a fucking show."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389819

I scratch my head.
I guess here goes nothing…
I take one.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389820

I slowly nod.
"Spirit dice? Seekkill not now how spirit talk with six sides."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389821

"True. But if it hadn't, one has to wonder if everything else that has happened would have happened regardless. Would you have been born, even?"
I'll shake my head, and then pat the deck next to me.
"You might as well sit, Skylight. You too, Mera. Might be nice to watch the evening sky and talk a bit."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389823

Hm, well if my rock wasn't in the vault I need a new catalyst. rolling to look for a new rock to carve. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 389826

"It was, wasn't it?"

He blindly accepts the bottle you selected. A second later he collapses.

"Me either… Maybe it's just another language to learn? I can tell you all about odds, but this thing seems… different."

It was! You got your gear back.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389827

"Seekkill think you already tell Seekkill about odds. Talk about Virgin's Dice?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389830

I nod with a smirk.
"Can't help but notice you have been busy too while we were gone."

Wf+6 389833

"You remind me of another knew a long time ago. He used to say 'never tell me the odds', too. Didn't I already teach you how to play that, though?"

"No thanks to the alarm you tripped down there."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389835

Sateo [DD Monk] 389836

Oh, well that's amazing. I guess I'll take monty and go look for a bite to eat, always hungry..

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389837

"Mister Doc Peg? Mister Doc Peg!"
Heal him! Heal hiiim!

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389838

I nod.
"That is what Seekkill said. You already taught Seekkill about odds for dice."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389841

"Well shit, there was this one guy who refused to die no matter how much we shot him. We got the shit from the vault no problem though, and even freed a few pirates. One of them, a smaller dog proved pretty useful too."

Wf+6 389851

"Alright…" Skylight joins you.

Mera sits next to you quietly.

Skylight finally speaks up. "Are you glad?"

Looks like the rations are locked up for the night. You could always try to scrounge around the ships, though…

He's nonresponsive.

"I get it. I don't know, maybe you should try using them until you figure them out? Or… I don't know, maybe ask Terrebonne. She deals with spooky stuff a lot."

"They've already rejoined us. Ex-fleet members. We had assumed them lost. I think I will appoint new leadership there to ensure it does not happen again."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389853

'1d10' I can find something.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389854

I- I
Heal more!

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Wf+6 389856

So you can!

You find a big cheese wheel that has attracted about eight very fat, lazy rats. They look like easy prey for Monty.

Nearby you find a barrel of rum and a small platter with steak and salad.

You think… he's dead.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389860

"There as in among them? A jenny was their voice, and had a few useful tips about traps and shit too."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389861

"Thank you."
I go to Terrebonne's room with my dice.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389862

I try to drag him over to Terrebone!
Please don't… please…

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389865

"About running into you? A little, I think. It's rather unexpected, though not outside the realm of possibility that they would have another child. About everything else…?"
I'll think for a moment.
"I suppose I am. No matter how bad it gets, I can always remember that if it hadn't been for my teacher, I would have died. Every day and night since then is a gift. Meeting miss Seas, miss Spring, miss Mera, and all the others… that too is something that could never have happened if the sea had taken me all those years ago. So I am glad for that."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389870

Yes, its time for a feast. "Have at em' Monty." I smile and set him down pointed toward the rats while I eat the steak and salad, and only a little rum, rum be precious after all

Wf+6 389874

"Yes, I know. The old captain was lost in battle, it seems."

You get stopped in the hallways to her room by Felfire.

"You're not going to wake her up at this hour for that, are you?"

Summer, Doc Peg's corpse, and Felfire are there, too.

You sit in silence for a while, then she points at a random star in the sky. You know it as Polaris.

"What's that one?"

He gets busy. Good thing Cheese isn't here to see this: they never stood a chance.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389877

"But… but I- I accidentally… I gave mister Doc Peg something bad and now he's… he's…"
I sniffle and hug his body.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389878

"That's sad…"
"Anyway, what now?"

Wf+6 389880

Felfire looks pretty upbeat and puts a hoof on your shoulder and joins you up close.

"Hey, it'll be alright. Calm down. I'm sure he'll be alright."

"Now… Reptil."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389883

"Reptil… do tell."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389884

That's because they aren't smart like Cheese, that little bucko earn'd his place. Pick up what's left of the cheese wheel after I have a moment to enjoy being full. Such a nice feeling. "Ye all finished Monty?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389885

I wander around the ship.
Maybe I can meet my third trainer now?

Wf+6 389888


"No tariffs… no questions asked about goods. We'll be able to lighten our load there, and restock our supplies."

On a whim, you head into the bowels of the Eagle's Roost. In the mess hall (shocking that one even exists on a ship, it's big!), there's a zebra tearing into some pony flesh.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389890

"But he's… he's dead! And… a- and I killed him and it's all my fault a- a- and…"
I sniffle.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389891

I walk over to the zebra and sit down.
"Where you find that?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389892

"Climb on up then buddy" I offer my arm to Monty, and bring that wheel of cheese back to the stable.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389894

I'll look up.
"That one's the North Star. Polaris. No matter where you are, that star leads you north. Tends to stick around a little into the daylight hours, sometimes."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389896

"That sounds good enough. I bet I could get some tweaks for my rifle, even if I can't use it like this yet. Or a scope for the revolver!… And some special ammo, since Ruxiang still rather tries to shove his drugs on me than do actual business most of the time."

Wf+6 389897

He's oddly lumpy. You can feel the rats seizing inside him.

I must rest for now.

He looks up from his meal. "Battle. Crashed on deck."

She gives you a hug. "He'll get better."

"What about those?" She points to Orion's Belt.

"He's quite the businesspony."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389898

I scowl.
"Seekkill wishes he had not missed that. Seekkill not know zebras eat ponies."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389899

"Those three are part of the constellation Orion. They're his belt, and some of the brightest stars in that one."
I'll look up at the sky a little.
"So how about yourself, Skylight? Perhaps you'd like to share a little about yourself."

Wf+6 389900

He grins at you through the gristle.

"Exception. Stronger for it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389902

I weakly hug her back.
"Are you sure?…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389903

I huff with a smile.
"Sure is."
Chuckle, then turn to him again.
"So, would you deem this operation a success?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389904

I cackle.
"Seekkill finally find someone that not need an explanation! What your name?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389908

I nod, of course I've seen him feed before. "its been a long trip Bucko.. Those dirty inquisitors are gonna get it."

Go over to the terrarium with Cheese in it "Hey, wee Bucko, Cheese.. I brought you that meal I promised ye." I set down the cheese wheel and let the little guy out.

Wf+6 389912

"Mom and dad were always overbearing… they were always very controlling and wanted to micromanage my life. The only way I could get out of it was by taking the vows, but I did it gladly to get away from all that… I guess that sounds silly after what you've been through. I met a lot of interesting ponies… some of them good. Others… like Ravenback."


"I don't deal in absolutes. We can always do better. That was readily obvious here. This was… a net gain, I think. Especially because we took on the two ships. I didn't expect to get out of port so easily."

"Flux. And you?"

Monty eyes Cheese lazily, but doesn't move.

Cheese takes to the wheel right away, but is much more clever than the other rats, keeping the food between himself and the serpent.

Thank you. You have a snake on you.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389916

"And I expected greater casualties to the traps, or fighting that Spirit guardian, but we could bypass that entirely."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389921

My stomach grumbles as I look at what he is eating.
"Take any alive?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389922

I'll shake my head.
"Not silly at all, really. Life isn't a contest to see who has it worse. I'm just glad you found something to be happy about. Even if you were stuck working with that featherbrained inquisitor."
I'll chuckle to myself.
"But did you spend most of your time in the chapel, or on guard duty? How were your classes? Friends?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389923

"I know, its Monty. He was me bucko fer a long time Cheese, hatched 'im and everythin'. But I won't let him eat cha' "

Wf+6 389932

"Our current issue is stocking. The Eagle's Nest was pretty much stripped for everything but parts. It used to be practically a small town. Farming and fishing decks. Slave pens. Mess hall. The ship is an untameable beast when at full strength. Fortunately, we have a few towns worth of loot to sell off, and more gold besides. It will certainly lighten our load to restock it, but it is a worthy goal to restore it to glory."

"No. Paladins do not take to surrender, unfortunately."

He pauses. "Hungry? We can share, this once."

"There was a lot of volunteer work… Autumnsreach doesn't have many longterm residents like me. Ponies always coming and going. I helped some of the other shrines sometimes, too. Even the Lunar shrine, once or twice."


He still looks wary. What a wily rat.

Sateo [DD Monk] 389933

I frown a bit '1d2'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389935

I'll nod slightly.
"How was the topside shrine? I didn't visit too often, but… I doubt it was left in good condition."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389937

I look longingly at the meat.
"Seekkill should not. Both times Seekkill eat something he not see die Seekkill get very sick. Thank you for offer."

Wf+6 389941

"It's not that it's bad… it's just overgrown a little. They want ponies to volunteer to help keep it in check, but it's not very popular work."

"Okay. Suit yourself."

He tears into some more of the muscle.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389943

I sniffle again.
"Can't you do anything?…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389944

"It certainly looks… something. Not a small ship that's for fucking sure. So I guess we will do our best to make it tip top in Reptil?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389945

Put my sleepy snake away for now since its making cheese nervous and needs a nap. "Have a rest Monty." I say as I close him into the terrarium. "Wanna go explore Cheese?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389947

My stomach growls.
"Maybe…maybe Seekkill try again. Find doctor if get sick."

Wf+6 389950

She boops you on the nose. "Come back to the clinic."

She shoulders the corpse.

"That's the plan. Frankly, I would have dearly liked to have had it when we attacked Stonebriar."

This ship has a lot of small places. Good for hiding.

He gives a deep, hearty chuckle. "Okay. Dig in, then."

He rips off a leg and passes it to you. That was pretty brutal strength.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389951

I follow her.
"You can? You can?! Oh thank you!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389952

I dig into the leg. I keep talking between beakfuls.
"Zebra stronger than Sekkill thought. How long been eating ponies?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389954

I'll nod slightly.
"I suppose I can understand why. If it was anything like the one I lived in during its prime, it was likely packed so full of traps it would deter a small dragon. That tends to leave some memories…"
I'll chuckle a little.
"Even over a couple-hundred years."
I'll sink into silence for a moment.
"I probably should have taken a better look at it, up there. Fixed it up a bit. Instead I spent 20 years trying to get through a hydra that had been living down there for at least 20 times that long."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389956

"Aye, its nice to be home. " I say taking a big whiff of the salty air. Maybe there are some interesting people to talk to? '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389957

I shrug.
"Fuck the past, think of the future. I mean, how many cannons can it even hold?"

Wf+6 389963

When you get back to the clinic, she sighs with relief and tosses the corpse in the leech pit.

"Always. In my homeland, it is called the Circle of Life."

"So you really killed a hydra, then?"

"A first rate ship of the line – considered to be the best armed ships on the sea – generally have between a hundred and a hundred twelve guns. The Eagle's Nest nearly has two hundred fifty."

From here, you can see a goat chatting with that officer filly – Emrille – over on the Darklantern. Most others have retired for the night.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389965

I shriek as she tosses him in.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389966

"Well, not so much. It seems the Commodore has a rather wide knowledge of plantlife, and happened to have a rather rare, and incredibly poisonous mushroom at his disposal. So they shoved it into a corpse, tricked the hydra into eating it, and within seconds it was dead."
I'll shake my head.
"As I said, they made it look embarrassingly easy."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389968

"Tell Seekkill about Circle of Life?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389970

I let out a laugh.
"Ahaha, fucking hell. We hit Jackpot then. Not much to be afraid with that ship, eh?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 389972

Hm, Well, I'll go talk to them then.
I head your direction.

Wf+6 389973

Felfire shifts for a moment and turns into Doc Peg.

"Do that?"

"I see… that sounds dangerous. He sounds like a scary stallion…"

"Time. For now we eat, and perhaps you know more than you think. Eat. Take in the strength of the fallen one."

"The tradeoff is that it is incredibly slow. The heavy armor plates are meant to help solve its combat issues, but they make it even slower. It sits very deep in the water, like an iceberg. If you think it looks big now, wait until it can't visit shallows. It needs to be supported by faster and lighter ships… like the Sirocco."

You're there.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389975

"YES! W- Why'd… why'd you toss him down there?"
I look down at him.
W- What's going on?…

Wf+6 389979

>Look down at him
But he's taller than you! Maybe we can adjust that.

He shifts again into your mirror image.

"I'm alright, Summer, don't worry."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389980

I eat and try to gather the strength from it.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 389981

"Good thing you got that too then! Anyway, this shit has been tiresome, so I'm gonna' catch some sleep now. If you want to discuss anything, you know where to find me."

"Hey there dog. Good job back there! Maybe we'll take you with us next time too."
Point at him with a smile and click with my tongue, then leave.

Wf+6 389982

You don't really benefit from it, though you think you do, crazy bird.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389983

…I've been playing for far too long
"Wait… if that's you then… who'd you toss down there?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389984

I wait for him to finish.
"Seekkill thought only heart let thing be taken from food."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389985

"Aye, it be an honor miss."
Approach the goat "evenin' matey "

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389986

"He's a goat, actually. Only recently became the Commodore after the temple fiasco. I never knew the previous one, not even his name, but Smitts was previously a quartermaster before his coming to power. He's certainly not one to be underestimated."

Wf+6 389991

"My old corpse. Afraid to say you handed me a bottle of incredibly deadly poison. Please don't do that."

"No. Each part has its strength. Heart. Courage and strength. Brain. Cunning and spirit. Liver. Vitality and life. Muscles. Power and flexibility. Stomach… taste."

He grins at that last one.

"You're the one, are you? A little short for a diamond dog… and you were with the Eagle's Nest? How long were you aboard it?"

"You seem awfully in tune with… politics. It seems overwhelming."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 389993

I chuckle at the stomach bit.
"Seekkill not know those things. Thank you. Other zebras in tribe eat ponies, or you only only one that eat ponies?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 389995

I frown.
"I- I didn't mean to… I'm sorry mister Doc Pe- wait, old corpse? Huh?…"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 389996

I'll snort slightly.
"That's only because I suddenly found myself in the center of them. Making certain the effects of the Lunar temple, the books, paintings, and loose coin ended up with their proper owner, miss Seas, forced my hoof a bit. And part of miss Heart's and Emrille's deal with the new Commodore is getting those collars on the doctors to come off."
I'll shake my head a little.
"Besides, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up when ponies think you're just some punch-drunk simpleton who's gone several too many rounds with a hydra."

Sateo [DD Monk] 389997

"Born 'n raised on it. Thought all ships was like that one.."

Wf+6 390001

Summer Seas approaches and gives you a hug. "It's very sweet of you to be concerned, but I can't be killed for good that easily."

"Tribe? In my homeland, all zebras do. Here? None do. Odd."

She frowns. "Stop talking bad about yourself."

She hesitantly reaches out and straightens up your mane a little. "You did your best."

He gives you a wry look. "You have quite a talent for laying low, don't you? Well, perhaps we can make use of that."

Wf+6 390002

First response @ >>389995

Sateo [DD Monk] 390003

I nod "Aye, I often be overlooked. Good for snatchin' loot "

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390005

I nod.
"Odd. Seekkill only gryphon Seekkills knows that eat pony."
I lick my beak clean.
"Seekkill also only know one gryphon. Seekkill not know him very well. Flux know more about Circle of Life?"

Wf+6 390008

"Did you need me for some reason, Mister…?"

"Yes. There is much to know."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390009

I hug hi- her back.
"I'm glad you're alive… a-and I'm really sorry…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 390010

"Just wanted to get to know me new mates? I'm Sateo."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390012

I'll let her. It's… not an unpleasant feeling, I suppose.
"Sometimes the best isn't good enough, though. I have a rather large margin to improve on. And I've got to figure out how to get this thing repaired."
I'll tap the wooden armor.
"Poor thing got scorched when Emrille lit up the Lunar garden underground. Fool mare almost got us all killed. Damaged a book that would have been a good read, too."
I'd shake my head again, but Skylight's probably still fiddling with it.
"Those plants were probably the last of their type."
I'll sigh slightly.
"Well, no use crying over burnt bushes. What's done is done. We're all still alive, and that's what matters…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390015

"Seekkill would like to learn. Seekkill was taught many things as Seekkill grew, but Seekkill finding out Seekkill was taught wide, not deep."

Wf+6 390017

"I see. And I am Commodore Smitts. The fleetmaster."

It's a pretty good filly hug.

"Shhh… It's okay. We all make mistakes."

She looks at the armor with an odd look. "I… assumed that's how it was supposed to be. Is it not?"

"Deep. There will be time for both wide or deep. Eat. For now we feast in victory, for a battle won must be savored."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390019

"How… how'd you not die though?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 390020

"Oh, I should be askin' what ye need of me then" I say impressed.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390022

I keep eating until the meat is gone, then crack open one of the bones and start wailing on the broken end.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390023

"No, actually. When I first found it, it was practically alive. I think it was alive, actually. A living plant that responds to those in tune with nature."
I'll scratch my beard slightly.
"I've been mostly wondering if it would be too selfish of me to use that plant from the vault to see if it will restore this armor to life, or plant it somewhere where it is needed more."

Wf+6 390027

Summer gives you a little smile. "Never say die."

"For now… we rest. Reptil will be on the horizon soon, and it brings another adventure."

He stops you with a hoof and instruction-ally cracks a bone and demonstrates how to scrape out the marrow for eating.

"Marrow. Use every part before smashing bones."

"It sounds like the armor may be one of a kind. Do you think the craftspony who made it would feel it selfish of you to restore their piece? I think they'd appreciate that someone understands its value… Assuming it works, I mean."

Sateo [DD Monk] 390028

"Aye, I'll be nearby if ye need me." I give him a salute and go find a bunk to lay in. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390029

I crack one like he did and scrape the marrow out with a claw.
"Smart. Seekkill always sucked out marrow."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390030

I'll nod.
"True. But… then I think perhaps that maybe we'll run across somewhere that will need it. I just… don't know if I can put my own needs in front of that."
I'll laugh slightly to myself.
"Odd days when the what-ifs outweigh common sense…"

Wf+6 390032

Your bunk is pretty lumpy, but there's a hole in one of the posts that Cheese seems very satisfied to settle into.

He nods approvingly. "Good. You understand where many don't."

"So what you said before… you're in tune with nature? You didn't tell me that before."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390037

"I guess after all this I really should learn that… I still don't like killing ponies…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390039

"Seekkill have for ex-per-ee-anse than most. Seekkill hunt all his life."

Sateo [DD Monk] 390040

least I have a bunk. are we done for the night then

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390041

"Ah, right. That was one of the lessons my teacher made certain I learned, though I don't think I took to it very well. She could speak to passing birds, fish, just about anything. Saw her talk to a whale, once. Huge creatures, big as a decently-sized sandbar. I never got that particular skill down. Yelling at flocks of seagulls didn't quite go over well."
I'll smile a bit.
"She also tried to pass on her knowledge of remedies made from plants. Simple things, from mending cuts to curing colds, to difficult ones that could knit flesh and wipe the most horrible poisons from the body."
I'll frown a little at that.
"Another skill I didn't really get the hang of. I just… thought I had the time. She had seemed so ageless. And then one day, she was gone."

Wf+6 390044

He nods approvingly and digs in to the rest of the pony.

The mess hall itself sort of oddly resembles a chest cavity, with its odd curvature and support beams along the walls. It seems an appropriate place to meet with Flux.

She sighs. "Well… maybe there's still time to learn. Maybe you could."

We're pretty wound down unless there's something you really want to get to.

Wf+6 390045

"It's not pleasant work, but just remember, you can make a difference if you work to end suffering."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390047

"That's why I wanna be a doctor… so I can help ponies! Heal them and make them all better…"

Wf+6 390048

Summer Seas gives you a big smile. "But see, you already are!"

She shoots a bolt of light from her horn.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390049

"Perhaps. I would need to find the right teacher, though."
I'll grimace slightly.
"The commodore's knowledge of plantlife and its uses make me think he might be one, though I don't know if he, or I, would want to be in a student-teacher relationship. Fullmaster Abilio seems to be more arcane inclined, and thought he knows of elements, I doubt he'd have the time to take a third pony bumbling around his study. He's got his hooves full with miss Felfire, and Emrille is his prize guinea pig. She used to have a different cutie mark, you know. When she was de-aged, it went away, and all of us, Abilio especially, were surprised when she got a new one. As a researcher, he's incredibly excited about it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390050

I gnaw on an empty bone until he finishes eating.

Wf+6 390051

"Hmm… I see… Well, I'll help you look."

She offers a weak smile, but breaks into a yawn.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390052

A bolt of light?
I tilt my head.
What's it do?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390054

"I'm sharing a sleeping area with miss Seas, miss Spring, and miss Mera, if you'd like to join us. It's likely not as comfortable as miss Heart's quarters, but… well, you might prefer the company?"

Wf+6 390056

It's a prayer of healing. The bolt splits and scatters to everyone in the room (including yourself and the nearby patients).

She looks a little tuckered out after that.

Finally you both finish, and you're left with some thoroughly sucked bones. It's like a Reptil whorehouse.

Flux gathers up the bulk of the ribs and takes them with him, but leaves the rest of the bones for you, including the skull.

She smiles. "Okay."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390057

And to the sleeping area we go.
"And miss Mera, don't hesitate to pile on if you think that would be more comfortable than sleeping while standing up."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390058

I walk along side her and offer her my back to support her.
"Are you okay mister Doc Peg?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390059

The bones are empty and not for something i killed so they are no good for dice. I take the skull and follow him.

Wf+6 390062

"I actually… uh, while you were away–"

You arrive at the brig, to which Skylight looks a little troubled at sleeping in. The tub has been moved there and is full of seawater.

"I moved the tub."

She smiles weakly. "Just a little tired."

He has retired to his room. It looks like he's probably an officer based on the way he gets his own. Inside, he has a bed made out of ribs. He fixes the new set to it, lengthening it slightly.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390063

I'll chuckle a little.
"I hope you got some help with that. It looked fairly heavy."
I'll look at Skylight.
"I did say miss Heart's quarters would likely be more comfortable."
Then, I'll look around a bit.
"Now, where are miss Seas and miss Spring? It is getting rather late…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390066

"Maybe you should rest now mister Doc Peg…"
I try to hoist him up on my back and… take him to wherever his bed is.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390068

I whistle when I see the bed. Is there anything else in his room made out off bones?

Wf+6 390072

Mera eases into the tub and reverts to seapony form.

Skylight, only seeing the tub from this angle, looks confused. "Should we… give her privacy while she bathes?"

She has a cot in the back. It's relatively easy to hoist her up since she's as little as you. She gives you a little smile as she reclines on the bed. "Thank you, Summer."

There are some odd chimes and other figurines but no other furniture. They're all ribs and spines, though.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390073

"You're welcome mister Doc Peg. Are you gonna sleep now?"

Wf+6 390074

"I think so."

She turns back into Doc Peg.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390075

"Clever. Seekkill make nest out of branches and soft things. Bones stayed where bones fell."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390076

I'll clunk my hooves together.
"Ah, that's right, you don't know. Miss Mera is actually a sea pony."

Wf+6 390080

"Soft. Softer than you'd think, anyway."

She looks confused. "What? A sea pony? You mean like… she is a sailor pony?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390082

"Not at all. She's one of the," I'll cough slightly and make small air quotes with a hoof. "'Mythical' sea ponies. Charming young mare in her own right. It's a pity we've not had much time to talk, but there will be time enough on the trip to Reptil, I suppose."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390083

"Goodnight mister Doc Peg!"
I wave goodbye to him and depart back to my… cell.
Do I encounter anyone on the way back?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390084

"How bones soft? magic?"

Wf+6 390086

Just your worried mother, who regroups with you and then returns to the brig. Mera, Curry, and Skylight are there.

"Tender. With time, they come to be supple."

She seems shocked and takes a look in the tub.

"But how?! She had hooves! Wait– is she dangerous? What's going on?"

Mera looks a little hurt.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390087

"H- Huh? What's going on?"
I get startled by Skylight's panic.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390088

I'll frown a little.
"Why would she be dangerous? She was with us the whole time up on deck. And she's a Lunite. As for what's going on, it's magic. Old magic that lets her walk on land."
I'll sit maintain my slight frown at Skylight.
"Now please apologize. She's been nothing but pleasant to you."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390090

"Just Skylight getting used to the other member of our little band of merry fellows, miss Seas."

Wf+6 390091

She's very confused. "What? I mean– but… I thought sea ponies were supposed to be… the stories about them overrunning sailing vessels and leaving no survivors…"

"I'm… sorry?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390093

"…some of them are. B- But miss Mera's very nice and very sweet!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 390094

I test his bed with my claw.
"Maybe teach Seekkill?"

Wf+6 390097


"Time. In time."

"I… okay."

She seems exasperated but doesn't push it, because she also seems exhausted.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390098

"Quite a few stories are based in fact, though like seemingly everything else in the world, there are exceptions. Miss Mera is one of those exceptions."
I'll rub my beard slightly.
"I'm sure you two will get along fine. Eventually. Hopefully."
I'll put my hoof down.
"So! Who's excited and ready to sleep? I think I'll just curl up right over here."
And I'll plunk down near the tub.

Wf+6 390099

Skylight isn't sure how much you'll appreciate her company, she she settles down in a corner.

Spring takes her place next to Summer's teddy ursa, stirring memories of when they were both small enough to fit on it. For now, at least it makes a suitable bed for the daughter.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390100

"Are you sure you won't be cold there, Skylight?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390102

"Um… miss Skylight? Are you okay over there? You can sleep by us…"
I eschew the teddy ursa and instead nuzzle up to Spring, looking at Skylight.

Wf+6 390106

"I… uhh… don't you… wouldn't it be odd for us to sleep together?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 390107

"No?… We're friends, aren't we? What's wrong with friends sleeping together?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390112

"Why would it? It can get chilly down here, so the more of us there are, the warmer it gets."
I'll scratch my chin a bit.
"Though if you're concerned about how I would deal with it, you can sidestep the issue by joining miss Seas and her mother."
I'll give her a small smile.
"We're all in this together, so don't hesitate to do what you feel is right. At least when it's just us."

Wf+6 390115

"I didn't want to make you uncomfortable, like calling you… you know. Instead of Curry."

She does slink around and lay next to you, though, eventually hesitantly closing until you feel her body against yours.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390117

"I'll just have to get used to this whole 'brother' thing eventually… little sister."
And then I'll get comfy.
"Sleep well."

Wf+6 390119


Emrille [Gunslinger] 390468

Before going to rest I take a little detour to find Curry.
If he is resting already I give his side a few kicks, then nod my head.
"Get up and follow me. Chop chop."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390470

Grumbling a bit, I'll gently disengage myself, and then follow her out.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390473

I lead him slightly away before turning around with a grin and getting out my revolver.
"I believe we need to have a talk."
I start circling around him, waving the gun around as I speak.
"About a few things, actually. Like your behaviour, your stupidity, your lack of respect…"
I stop in front of him and aim the revolver at his head.
"All of which would have earned you a bullet in the last few hours."
I look at him with a stern expression, then chuckle and say 'Bang' before holstering it.
"So you better be fucking thankful for Spring for convincing me not to shoot you where you stand."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390478

I'll frown a little at her.
"While I can't help the first two, the third had to be earned. Especially since I am not a member of this crew, and your fancy new clothes mean nothing to me."
I'll sigh a little.
"But, I am thankful to her. Would be a terrible waste of a bullet, since I'd heal it back in a matter of moments."
I'll tap my chin a moment.
"Speaking of bullets… I believe this one should square my debt with you."
I'll float out the silver bullet.
"It's likely quite magical, being in the confiscated goods locker in the vault. A pity we couldn't get into the others thanks to the alarm."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390489

"Let me see that."
Motion with my wings for him to hand it over.
"Let's say this little gift can pay for your little seapony. Fair trade, isn't it? She doesn't look like she will mean much trouble, but you will have to work harder than that to straighten that dept. And prove you are not a liabilty."
Then narrow my eyes.
"And I will not take your shit for long, no matter how good of Spring's friend you are. What the fuck were you even thinking back there? You might not be part of the crew, but out there, you will do as you are told and not follow your fucking nose. Because you can run off to your death for all I care, but if you endanger Spring, Summer, or even the other pirates we are working with, you will either stay here on the boat in a comfy set of chains, or learn to control yourself."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390495

"Well excuse me for having the reaction of tripping a wave of pirates who happen to be charging at me. If I had known there were that many, I would have just stepped aside. I'm not the only one who underestimated their numbers."
I'll toss her the bullet.
"Mera's debt is settled, then."
And then I'll match her glare.
"And do not push me too far, Emrille. While I refuse to disappoint miss Seas and Spring by sinking to your level, there are other means of paying you back if you happen to take too much advantage of this debt."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390499

I inspect the bullet for a while, before putting it away.

Then I face him and let out a crude laugh.
"Taking advantage? So far you have prover to be completely incompetent at everything you do. Even if I wanted to, I can't shoot a gun if the bullet is a dud."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390501

I'll shrug.
"It could just be a case of bringing a knife to a gun fight."
I'll huff slightly and sit down.
"So are we done with this, or did you want to berate me some more?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390502

Walk over and pat her shoulder with a fake pout.
"I wanted to be good pals with you, I really did. I can't help it that you had to go on and fuck things up."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390503

His shoulder*

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390504

I'll just give Emrille a flat look.
"You're a terrible liar. And you look ridiculous pouting in that hat."
I'll pull the brim down over her eyes and chuckle a little.
"But I suppose you're acting your size, so I'll forgive you for that."
Then I'll stand, and start walking away.
"Good night, Emrille. And try not to let your infatuation with both Tela and Spring keep you awake."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390505

Narrow my eyes and right the hat.
"Whoa whoa, hold on just a sec. I'm not quite finished with you."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390506

I'll stop, and look at her.
"Oh? What's left? You've already pointed out my incompetence, and your distaste for my company. I assume something slanderous about my parents next?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390507

Flutter in front of him.
"Maybe if you stopped being such a fucking smartass I might, might treat you better. And watch those fucking comments. What's between me and Spring is none of your business."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390508

"Well, miss Spring is an adult, and can make her own choices. However, if it effects miss Seas, it becomes my business."
I'll frown slightly.
"And the day you start thinking of me as something other than a mobile wall of meat between you and whatever's shooting at you, or a nuisance, is the day Tartarus freezes over, no matter how nice I would be in the interim. We both know that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390509

"Listen, we got off to a bad start. You said some things that you shouldn't have, but let it not be said that I am not willing to forget. But you are the gentlecolt, you need to make the first step."
I grin.
"No need to bring me flowers or any shit like that, but be a bit nicer, lay off the smartassery and I might not only start treating you nicer…"
Turn around and swipe his face with my tail.
"I might even overlook the fact that you got a thing for fillies."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390510

I'll just stare at her for a second.
"I have a what?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390511

"Come on, you are not fooling anypony."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390512

I'll sit down, hold out a hoof and a put my forehead in the other one.
"Wait… you think I have a… you think I'm like that? What in the world gave you that idea?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390513

"You seem awfully insistent on spending time with one, not to mention all those remarks you say towards me when I am not a mare… tsk tsk tsk, Curry."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390514

"That's because that's my job."
I'll grimace at Emrille.
"And physical discipline was how I was raised. My teacher would have tanned your hide by this point."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390515

I frown at him.
"Let me get a doll so you can show me where the baddy touched you, okay? And that doesn't mean you should do the same thing. And they call me the bad gal."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390516

"It's corrective discipline. And I only got beaten if I did something that warranted it. Like swearing. Or speaking badly of a mare's virtue."
I'll shrug.
"I turned out fine. At least I lived, had a purpose."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390517

"At least I lived… huh…sounds fucking familiar."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390518

I'll nod slightly.
"It should. I believe you said the same to me."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390519

"Did I?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390520

"I think so. Though you did ask me not to bring up what you might have said it in relation to."
I'll shrug.
"We really aren't too terribly different, Emrille, when it boils down to it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390521

"Your precious little Summer would say otherwise."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390522

"Everyone has two sides to them, Emrille. There is always a dark side to the moon's brightness."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390523

"Too bad my Lunite friends can only see the dark side then."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390524

"Not completely true. Every so often you put out a glimmer of what you could be, given effort. You're more than a markspony and gun-for-hire, Emrille. And you were given a rather unique chance to start fresh."
I'll shrug.
"Where you go from here is up to you, really. But, if you want my opinion… which I'm certain you don't, but humor me. You should take miss Spring's offer of adoption, instead of pursuing her romantically. Who knows what could happen if or when you undo the age magic."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390525

Roll my eyes.
"Not a chance. It sucks to be a kid. I am very content with life as an adult."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390526

"And if that mark changes back to the old one?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390527

"Then what?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390528

"Well, do you want to be stuck with your old talent? You've currently turned everything anyone ever knew about cutie marks on its head. You have, effectively, changed fate. Isn't that something worth keeping? Cheating destiny?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390529

"That's why Abilio will work his magic to turn me back to a mare with the new mark. And just because I look like one, I am not a filly."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390530

"And? A good enough hit to the head and you start acting like one. You've done so twice. If it weren't for miss Spring, you would be acting like one still."
I'll sit down again.
"You're actually a lot more frail than you realize, Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390531

"So there's a side effect. Big fucking deal. That doesn't mean that I-"
Point my hoof at my chest.
"The thinking part of me doesn't like being an adult. I like money, I like that I can drink, I like that I can fuck, I like that I can fucking take care of myself. So no dice in that idea, and I told her just that already."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390532

"I see."
I'll think for a minute.
"Just throwing it out there, but what if Abilio can't turn you back? What if having a different mark means that the old you, and the old mark you had, no longer exist? What would you do then?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390533

"Beat his stupid ass until he makes a reverse-aging spell. Simle as that."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390534

"Or you could ask him. Without the beating. Catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, after all. Even a please might do it, since he seems to like you from what I've seen, which is admittedly little."
I'll shrug.
"Or you can grow up again at the normal rate, maybe retire until you're of the age to adventure again. Help Spring with a new clinic, maybe, once everything's said and done. You'd have time for whatever you'd choose, after all."
I'll chuckle a little.
"Or you could could track down that altar again, and see how life as a colt treats you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390535

"I can adventure this size very well, don't you worry. I do miss my rifle though…"
Sigh, and then roll my eyes at his last comment.
"Or you could be the one to visit it. I'm sure you would sell for a good price among these pirates."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390536

"Now see, that last bit was unnecessary. You could have just rolled your eyes and kept it to yourself."
I'll stand up again.
"Now, if there was nothing else, Emrille, we both likely have a long day ahead of us in the morning. We should both be getting to bed, and unless you want to sneak in and cuddle up next to Spring, then I believe this is where we part ways for now."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390537

"Yeah, yeah, I'll give her a bit of time with Summer after today."
"And no, just think about it. Some fresh new blood… Yeah, you could bring some good money to the kitchen. Pay for that debt in no time."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390538

"Good night, Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390539

"I wonder what would be most profitable… cheap for the masses or a bit more expensive as a delicacy?"
Keep grinning.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390540

I'll just shake my head and walk away.
"Don't keep yourself up too late fantasizing, Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 390541

I let out a laugh but say nothing, then go and rest.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 390542

And I'll return to the brig, settle back down next to Skylight, and get some more sleep.

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