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PirateQuest: Chapter 4.4: Endless Evil Wf+6 401471[Last 50 Posts]

Throughout time there are (and thus have been) those who have sought (or had sought) to claim themselves to be (or to have been) impartial observers. The matter of semantics aside, at no point does this actually become true. There is one impartial judge, and takes the stand as the eternal witness. And in the end, it always wins. And so those who play anyway? Well…

Tela, Emrille, and Curry, roll for saves.

Summer, Spring, Light Heart, Borders roll for saves.

Seekkill, Chip: you are in a metal cubic room with a metal door before you. It is closed. It looks unlike other doors you have seen: it slides open sideways instead of swinging in and out.

Felfire: You're still on the ships.

Others: '3d10'

Roll #1 2, 8, 4 = 14

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401473

Oh boy

Roll #1 2 = 2



Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 401475

It's Curry. In spaaaaaace. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10



Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 401477

I should raise two shadows.
Oh wait. I could do better.

"Hey Terrebonne, want to take a look at the shops ashore?"



Roll #1 10 = 10


I look at the door closely to try and find any traps or dangerous things.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 401480

Jettisoned out into the void, you feel the effects begin to set in slowly. You black out for about half a second before you burn every ounce of magic you've got until you've got one hoof tightly gripped around the Curry-shaped hole. You're… on… just… gotta… pull… in…

You also notice something jerking at your leg. You look back for a moment and see Tela gripping you for dear life.

After you black out, you feel a huge pulse of magic, and you see Curry jerking non-linearly through non-euclidean space toward (and simultaneously away from) the hole in the ship. He's much too far away for you to reach, so you reach one arm inside your belly and take a hold of his hind leg, and you feel yourself pulled through the fourth dimension. It looks like he has a grip of the window… but you've only got a grip of his leg.

The darkness overtakes you and you float away into the void. It is a bad pain. Roll.

You and Skylight get a grip and drag Sitar into the nearest room door (which is slowly becoming more difficult to open as the cabin depressurizes), but Wark slides toward the window in his heavy armor. He'd probably slide through, but Spring beats him to it, and he uses the brief positioning gap to get a hoofhold below the window frame, locking himself in place.


Having bravely stuffed medication into Light Heart's mouth, you have no hoofhold at all and slide flatfooted until you go airborne and fly out the Curry hole into the void.

The door seems safe, but it sounds like there's a ruckus on the other side.

She shakes her head.

"Ah dun wan any part of dat debauchery. I'll take mah rest, tanks very much."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401483


Roll #1 10 = 10


I press my ear against the door. What sort of rukus does it sound like?

Roll #1 1 = 1


Try and grab onto something before it's too late! Use my telekinesis!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 401486

"Tela, climb in through the window! I'll try and grab Spring!"
And, maintaining my grip on the window, I'll light my horn up again, and try to grasp Spring and drag her back to the window. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 401487

"That's a shame. I will find you something nice."
With two shadows in tow I will step onto the docks.
Do ponies try to avoid me and the shadows or are they indifferent?


"Miss Skylight, please help out mister wark with your telekinesis."

Roll #1 9 = 9


oh god why

"Don't need to tell me twice, pal!"
I sadly look behind me for a moment, then try and crawl back in.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 401490

Your vision churns and warps and you suddenly find yourself at high altitude. You're zooming down extremely fast, and your filly wings aren't enough to stop your descent, though you do slow it over time. You burst down through the cloud layer and see ships below.

They get closer… too fast… closer… still too fast! They're upon you! PULL UP! PULL UP!


Goes the sound of water as you miss the ship and plummet into the bay. You reactively gasp and take in a lungful of water. Fuck. Better surface and figure out what the fuck just happened.

It sounds like a door sliding open. Wait. Fuck.

Your wings are out and immediately catch the huge depressurizing wind current and fling you into a crowd, and tear you out a pony-shaped hole, past a few hangers-on, into the darkness of the void.

You immediately sense that this place is not right. Save.

Most couldn't care less, but some naturally look uneasy around you. Only natural. No one tries to stop you.

Skylight drags Wark over to your group. The cabin is now nearly at equalibrium and opening doors will be extremely difficult.

You struggle and lose your grip on Curry and begin to float away.

You're able to drag Spring to you, but you're too low on juice after that rocket lightshow to get her all the way in. She takes Tela's place grabbing you.

Air is becoming a precious commodity here. Everyone but Emrille and Felfire should roll a constitution save in addition to their action.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401491

Surface then, quickly!
I can swim!
Think later, survive now!

Roll #1 3 = 3


Spirits! Save me!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 401493

Was that 'splat' anywhere near me?
I just want them to stay away from me…
If I hear or notice nothing, walk into town. Find the market.

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 10 = 10


Save roll '1d10'
Just stay behind.
"Miss Skylight, keep an eye out if you can see anypony you can drag in again please."

Roll #1 3 = 3 / Roll #2 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 401495

Dammit. Time to use these stupid muscles and push her inside. '1d10' for air, '1d10' to pull Spring up and get her through the window.

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


Fuck fuck fuck fuck!
Get back there!

Roll #1 9 = 9


save roll too

Roll #1 8 = 8


Try and drag myself in and pull Curry with me with telekinesis!

Save roll '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 7 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401499

So uh
Do I still get to roll a save?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 401502

You surface miserably, gripping an anchor chain for dear life as you cough up sea water. You feel awful.

There are no spirits here. Your pleas fall upon no ears at all. Roll.

You did hear some odd splash. You also find a map!

You feel extremely lightheaded. Funny, aren't you supposed to be light heart?

Your lungs burst. Looks like overexertion after that burst of magic was not wise. You die incredibly painfully as you shove Spring Water toward the breach. Maybe… that's enough. Did she make it? You think she did… but you have no oxygen in your blood right now.

But you think she's safe. Maybe that's enough. One last act of protection. Now you go to Luna.

You grab onto a glowing Spring Water and hope that's enough as she jets inside.

Curry goes limp, and you imitate his rocket magic, burning whatever reserves you've got to get yourself, Tela (now latched onto you), and Curry inside.

It's only once you've made it through the breach that you realize he's dead. Burst lungs. He must have gone out thinking he saved your life, because there's the faintest hint of a smile on his face.

Your mighty scrunch protects you from the lack of air.

The bodies from before have collected at the Curry-hole and stuffed it, preventing further falling out into the void. However, there is now no oxygen in the room and you've already been deprived for some time. Everyone roll for saves in addition to your action. Because equilibrium has been reached, the room begins to warp, and doors will be difficult to open.

Skylight tries to open the nearest door: '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 401503

And fails.


I try to escape. There has to be some way out.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 401505

They must be dumping the trash.
Go take a look.
And pocket said map after checking it for points of interest.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401506

I try to heal Curry?…

Roll #1 3 + 5 = 8


N-No time to cry! Get one of those doors open quickly!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401508

At least I am fucking alive.
Climb out with the anchor enough to be able to take off from the water and land on the nearest ship.


Scurry to my hooves and buck one of these damn doors open!

Roll #1 8 = 8


This is not good. Try and open up a door.
Save '1d10'

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



Roll #1 4 = 4


right, save rolls…

Roll #1 5 = 5

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401514

Well, it's a start, at least. Pity I won't be able to follow up on it.

Wf+6 401525

You go into a tailspin when you realize that you're no longer in the alien, warped space of the void. You're in the skies, being choked by equally alien clouds of smog. And you're crashing toward the source of that smoke. Get a grip, quick.

Emrille is pulling herself out of the bay.

He's dead. Since you didn't roll a save, this is your save: '1d10'

You feel very lightheaded, and it prevents you from opening the door.

Together the two of you force one of the domicile doors open long enough for the group to slip inside, then shut the door. You have air for now. Time to regroup.

You'd be in a bad way if not for being jerked into the safety of the room by Light Heart.

This room is a quiet military-style bunkhouse. It looks suitable for eight bipedal creatures like the corpses in the hall. There is a single end table with a lit lantern and a book on it here. The lantern is sealed with glass, which prevented it from going out when the room decompressed slightly.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 401526

The anchor was for the Darklantern. You're back aboard.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401528

Shake off the water.
And cough it up too.
"What the everloving fuck."
Look around.
Do I notice anything going on?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 401529

Things seem… back to normal. Or as normal as the loop can be. It's afternoon, and Felfire has exited the ships with her shadows.

Smitts is back and admiring the new dhow. Abilio is chatting with him.

Spring Water [Doctor] 401530

I cough and collapse on the floor with a whimper
"H-He saved me…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 401531

"Everypony alright? Who did we lose aside from miss Emrille and mister Curry?"


I try to open my wings and glide away from the smoke.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401533

"Fuck… Spring is still there. And that idiot Tela too."

No time for ship business.
Fly to the shore.
Find that guy and that mare she was with.

Tela 401534

I look sadly at where we came from
"Dammit Emmy… we didn't agree for it to end like this…"

I spit on the floor
"I'd be dead if it wasn't for Curry and the doc."
I sigh
"Goddamn… this is fucked…"

Wf+6 401535

You open your wings and slow your descent, but you can't find your way out of the smoke field.

The Illusive Guy is there, still smoking.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401536

Look around.
"So uh… hey, I guess. What the fuck happened? I thought I was about to die."


"Miss Spring, there is no time for tears, I'm afraid. We must hurry. We can always resurrect."

Go over to the table and check that book.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tela [Spellsword] 401538

"How the fuck are we supposed to find her body! She got spaced!"
I buck the air
"This fucking city!"

Wf+6 401539

He clears his throat.

Illusive Guy: "You were. Or rather, you weren't. You were in a position where you could have been potentially killed, but it seems you've been struck by good fortune. Against all odds, you've ended up in the same timeline you left from."

He takes a drag on his cigarette.

Complex Theories
By: Albartus
Since the beginning of time and space, the universe has kept evolving into a very complex system of interacting elements, from solar systems to microorganisms. We, the observers of time and space, have witnessed every aspect of the universe from every possible angle. For us time and space has no mysteries, no end and no beginning.

It was not always like this. Once we were a race of beings roaming the universe on a search for answers and knowledge, but only found more questions and misery. Eons had passed since the first member of our people realized that there was a deeper structured process behind the common reality we were able to live and see. But to observe this alternate reality was only possible if the observer had no memory of the common reality.

The theory was: once a person was raised and lived in a certain environment, he or she could no longer see the alternate reality because of the doctrine of their own memories and experiences.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401540

I nod.
"That's fine and fucking dandy… so, how do I get back to them? Can I even do that?"


"Please do calm yourself, Tela. I may still need your help."

Anything more?
Anything else of note in this room?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401542

Wait. I'm dead. This means I can go pester Felfire. Or at least Fervored.
I think. Can I still think? Being dead's kinda… weird. Cold.
So I'm just stuck floating here, huh?


I keep flying forwards. It has to end eventually.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 401545

He pauses and puffs a few more times on his cigarette.

"I don't think you have the talent to emulate the harmonic frequency code. If you could get someone else to emulate it, it might be possible."

Inside the end table you find a crowbar. That'll make prying doors open easier. You already feel like a physicist.

Or so you think. You cough and sputter and nearly spin out as you continue. Your eyes water from all the smoke.

When you open your eyes next, you open them to a purple chrysanthemum inches away. Working your way up, you look around. It's dark. You're in some sort of forest grove, but it looks like deeper into the clearing the moonlight gets brighter. There's a vague obstacle barring your passage, but it's too dark and distant to make it out.


Right. Doors then. How many ways out of this room?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401548


Fly back to the fleet.
Find Ruxiang.

Tela [Spellsword] 401549

"I hope you have a plan, Heart…"

Wf+6 401550

This room is located at the corner between the perpendicular hallways. There are two doors, each on a different wall, both of which lead back out into the same hallway that is devoid of air.

He's not in his crow's nest for once. Big surprise. He's probably out selling magic dust.

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401551

Interesting. Let's head towards that moonlight. And the thing blocking the way.


Fly forwards and higher. Break out above this cloud!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401553

Fucking damnit.
Find Abilio then.

Light Heart [Warlord] 401554

So… we're trapped?

Wf+6 401555

Abilio is chatting with Smitts near the newly-acquired dhow.

You stumble your way through the dark grove and arrive at the gate. It's a huge barred Prance-style fence made out of some sort of obsidian. Not too far away you see a large gate with a figure near it.

That's an interesting philosophical question.

Wf+6 401556

You shoot as high as you can. From here, you can catch a sooty-breather, but being above where the smoke has mostly dispersed doesn't afford you much of a view.

Light Heart [Warlord] 401557

"Miss Skylight, do you think your Bubble could hold a certain amount of air?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401558

Land next to him.
"Abilio, quick, I need at least fifteen doubloons. It's a matter of life and death. No time to explain."


"Hey I know that spell too! That might just fucking work!"
I cast PB on myself

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401560

Well, it can't possibly be some sort of guardian. Let's go over and talk to the gatekeeper.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401561

I just…
I retreat in on myself and fall to the ground, whimpering, incredibly frightened and confused by the events transpiring around me and Curry's death.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401562

Now that I can breath more easily I take my time flying to the edge of the cloud.

Wf+6 401566

You miscast the spell, then you look faint and collapse. You'll need to be diagnosed.

"I think maybe so… We can try."

She casts it on you. '1d10'

He sighs. "Fine. You will pay this back."

He hoofs you 15 doubloons.

There is a heavily armored black stallion with bat wings stationed at the gate. A banner with the moon is mounted on his armor. He holds up a hoof, indicating 'halt', for you as you approach.

You take an exceedingly long time but eventually edge out the smoke dispersal. Looks like it's coming from a ruined town.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 401567

But no luck.


I fly over to the harbor. Can I see any of the pirate ships or the pirates?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401570

I'll look at him vaguely curiously.
"Well, either you're a servant of the Moon, or I'm blind and dead. Where might I be, gatekeeper?"


"Well… do see to miss Tela then. I believe she may have made an error." '1d10'

Hmmm… anything in this room that may be of help to survive a zero-oxygen environment?

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401573

"Of course, of course, or we'll chalk it up as lab pegasus payment."
Smirk and do a little curtsey.
"Thanks for the pocket money, daddy."

Then fly up.
Can I spot Ruxiang?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Spring Water [Doctor] 401574

And I'll be holding her close, clenching my eyes shut and fighting back tears.
"A-Are you hurt, sweetie?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401576

"N- No, I- I… I'mscaredmommawhat'sgoingooooon…"
I hug her tightly.

Wf+6 401577

You overcompensate with your dive and shoot into the sea. This gets you wet.

This room looks particularly ill-equipped to handle any sort of disaster event.

Skylight suggests that she thinks Tela has a blockage of air in her veins and treats for embolism. '1d10'

He's probably out on the town somewhere. You can't make out every single person in the town from here.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401578

Well damn.
Start heading into town then.
Keep an eye out to try and spot him.

Light Heart [Warlord] 401579

"Miss Spring and Summer, please see to miss Tela."

Wf+6 401580

Where will you start?

Tela [Spellsword] 401581

Am I conscious?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401582

"H- Huh? Did something happen to Miss Te-… MISS TELA! N- NOT YOU TOO!"
I rush over to her and try to heal her!

Roll #1 3 + 5 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401584

Wherever, pick a random direction.

Roll #1 1 = 1


"Just… stay calm… please."

Uh oh.
See if I can treat her where Skylight failed.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11


I try to fly or swim my way back to shore.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 401588

You're just seizing up on the edge of consciousness.

You fix her. At least there's that.

The red light district isn't a bad place to look for a drug dealer.

Hey, wait! A lesbians-only strip joint is a bad place to look for a male pegasus!

You glide back to land. There are no boats in the charred remains of this town's harbor.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401590

I guess I'm going to have to do without drugs then.
Any lookers who seem to be selling themselves too or is there no touchy here?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401591

Tela [Spellsword] 401592

"Ugh… thanks… you two…"
I cough and get back onto my hooves


"Miss Skylight, care to try the bubble again?"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401594

Is the Illusive Guy still on the beach?

Wf+6 401595

"You are in the Outer Coppice."

The good looking ones have already been hired.

A bubble surrounds you.

You see a little figure in the distance on the beach. Maybe.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401596

I quickly grab her into a tearful hug.
"P- Please don't go too miss Tela… I- I… i- it's so scary… please… n- not like mister C- C- Cu-…"
I start crying again.

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401598

"Outer… Coppice?"
I'll take a seat.
"I'm not likely to be going anywhere soon, gatekeeper, so perhaps I could beg an explanation of where exactly a failure like myself ended up."


I circle lower and try to remain unnoticed.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tela [Spellsword] 401600

"H-Hey kid no… don't cry…"
I gulp and hug her back
"I'm fine! You saved me!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401601

Go to the bar or whatever.
"Hey. I want some quality time with a quality mare. A mare of good looks, but the best ones seem to be hired. Any pointers or tips you could give?"


"I will attempt to step outside, all of you, be ready for the rush of air leaving the room."
I look at the unicorns
"Please do put that telekinesis to good use to open and close the door."

Roll #1 1 = 1


… right, I'll just bubble myself again now…

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 401605

"That is a fair assessment. The Outer Coppice is reserved for those that have served the Lady of the Night loyally, but disappointingly. For those that tried to serve, but found themselves lacking, She permits them to tend the outer gardens for all eternity, rather than suffer the eternal black void."

He points at the gate. "This gate leads to the Inner Terrace, where the souls of those who have served the Lady of the Night both faithfully and well."

Whatever is down there isn't tracking your movements.

The barmaid sighs. "A little young, aren't you? But Cloud King says we can't turn you down for age anymore. Alright, then. What kind of girls do you like, kiddo?"

Good time for it.

The door jams half-way, leaving a crevice too small to escape, but plenty large enough for air to escape.


Open up that damn door and step outside! Then close it once LH is through!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 401607

And I'll step through as well, following her.

Wf+6 401608

Earth Pone stronk.

Both of your bubbles begin to waver.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401609

"Oh, don't mind how I look, time magic and shit. But that's business. I'm here for fun. Saaaay… do you have any unicorns? Of course you do. Now the question is, how good do they look? And how good they are at what they do?"

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401610

I'll nod, a little sadly.
"I see."
Turn towards the gardens, such as they are.
"Did the moon always shed so little light to work by? Or does one's failure effect how well they can see?"


I look at Light heart and nod, then search for a route out.

Roll #1 1 = 1


Any doorways in sight?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401613

Now that I am lower and unnoticed, what is it?

Spring Water [Doctor] 401614

I look at Skylight
"… How are you holding up? I'm… so sorry about Curry. But I promise we'll get him resurrected."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401615

And with that I just plop down and go back to crying I guess.
Who knows. Maybe I can cry myself to sleep amidst the chaos.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 401617

"The unicorns are pretty booked. You know, 'specialty' magic. The best girl we've got left is a '1d10'/10 in looks and a '1d10'/10 in skill."

"You will grow accustomed to the dark."

Your bubble pops suddenly and you begin to asphyxiate.

Three more rooms off of the main hall. Two off the perpendicular hall. Then, of course, doors at the end of each (two you haven't visited).

You do not feel any pull here because the hole has been plugged by corpses, but there is no air.

She puts on a brave face. "I… understand. It just… all happened so fast. I haven't been able to take it in… And I don't think I want to. One week after I learn I have a brother, he dies… like this?"


Roll #1 4 = 4 / Roll #2 6 = 6

Wf+6 401618

It looks like a diamond dog sitting in a chair.


Drag Tela along through one of the doors we haven't gone through yet.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401621

I land in front of him.
"What happen?"



Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401623

I'll frown slightly at the guard.
"And if I don't wish to? If I want to go back down to my corpse, hop back in, and get back to work?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401624

I frown.
"Sorry, but that's not really quality. Oh well, I'm sure I can spend all this money elsewhere if you can't free up any of the actually good ones."

If I'm not stopped, leave and look for another dyke brothel.
There must be more than one, right?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Spring Water [Doctor] 401625

I Give her a hug
"I'm sorry, Skylight… Your brother saved us. And once we get back to the fleet, we're bringing him back to this world."

Wf+6 401627

"If you have the means. You are invited here as a guest, not a slave. You will find that an eternity of caring for the Coppice is preferable to the alternative dark."

The air expands rapidly in your lungs, tearing them bloodily. Save or die.

You struggle but fail to pry open another door. Your bubble is very weak now.

That's the only one that caters explicitly to dykes. Better try a more general one.

She sighs. "If we get back."

Illusive Guy: "This is cycle one hundred fourteen. You were eaten by some alleyway thugs in this cycle. I've been waiting for your return."


mercy! I'm just a simple merc! I never signed up for this shit!

Roll #1 10 = 10


Again! Quickly!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401631

And they are all sold out?
Keep it's location in mind, just in case.
In the meantime, look for another whorehouse.
A fancy one.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401632

"What mean cycle one hun-dred four-teen? How Seekkill eaten if Seekkill still here? What happened to city?"

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401633

"Well, the means are there. Hopefully, though, the next time I end up here I'll be on the other side of that gate, instead of out here."
I'll look back over the garden.
"So… I've a small question. Can I send a message to anyone? In their dreams, I mean. Daydreams, night dreams, any kind of dream, really. I… need to apologize to miss Seas."

Wf+6 401634

Who needs lungs, anyway? You nonchalantly stroll past Light Heart with your ripped up lungs and kick open a door. It decompresses and the air thinly spreads out into the corridor.

You spring open another door, and the air flows out, thinly spreading into the corridor. It seems tolerable, if unhealthy, to be here now.

You run into Ruxiang peddling magic dust on the streets. He gives you a friendly wave.

Illusive Guy: "In this cycle it was burned down after a gas leak and explosion. This cycle will end in about half an hour."

"It would only be possible if you had an audience with Her. And given that you are out here…"


Open more doors! We need more air!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401636

"What happen if Seekkill here when cycle end? Is portal still where portal was?"


that's right! lungs are for bitches!
I like it, another door!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401638

I'll nod a little sadly.
"Could… I don't suppose you could pass along the message to the ones inside? Miss Seas has suffered enough with this whole Tirekian time loop craziness for my death to be on her mind now."

Spring Water [Doctor] 401639

I'll just huddle up next to sleeping Summer now…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401640

Oh, well now.
Wave back and land beside him.
"Hey there. Say, don't you want to give me a free bag of dust? To celebrate how good of friend we are?"

Wf+6 401641

Your crowbar gets jammed in one of the dorm doors.

Illusive Guy: "You will undergo another loop if you linger here. However, in this loop, The Singer was not killed. It would be possible to have him open the portal for you if you were able to find him."

Okay, that lung thing is starting to catch up with you. You decide to lay down and breathe shallowly.

"I could try."

He gives you a toothy grin.

"I told you, only first one free."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401642

"What singer look like? Where Seekkill find him?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401643

"Fine, one bag, and you can get the money from Abilio. Deal?"

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401644

"Please do. And Luna needs to know about this time loop thing around Reptil as well. Apparently, at the time of my death, we'd been there for seven hundred years, reliving the same day over and over again. And not remembering doing so."
I'll look back towards the garden.
"So… where do I start?"


Crack it open!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 401646

He extends a paw with a folder that reads:

DOSSIER: The Singer

Then he waves his paw and in a burst of flame, a three-headed dog beast appears.

"Cerberus will help you track down The Singer."

"Payment up front. Just one doubloon. Not so bad for magic."

"You should tend the plants nearest the fence until your eyes adjust fully to the dark."

You don't want to paint this door black, you want to open it. More air flows into the corridor.


Any more doors to open up?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401648

"Urgh, fine."
Pay him one doubloon.
Take magic dust.
Find fancy whorehouse.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 401649

You pry open the last dormitory. The air is still thin in the corridor, but you feel safe traversing it. As long as you get some fresh air soon.

There are still two doors at the end of each hallway, that presumably lead deeper into the fortress.

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401650

Then I set to doing so. I'll talk to a few. Maybe they can see what I can't. Besides, even if I'm dead, I can still try talking to plants.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401651

I look through the dossier until I see his picture and name then close it and put it in one of my bags.
"Seekkill ready to find him."

Wf+6 401652

The Cerberus takes off into the ashes of the town.

You have little more luck with these normal plants than you did when you were alive. Maybe if you found other plants…

Light Heart [Warlord] 401653

Go back to the room where the unicorns are and head inside.
"Miss Skylight, miss Spring. Help out miss Tela please. Air is still thin in the hallway, but you should be safe."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401654

I fly after it.

Wf+6 401655

Heal '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Right, go over to Tela and Heal her!

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401657

Well, doesn't mean I can't still talk to them while tidying up their garden. '1d10' to have a delightful conversation with plantlife.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401658

Summer Seas [Cleric] 401660

Can I like,
Sleep heal?

Roll #1 6 + 5 = 11

Wf+6 401661

Weeping Sitar is half-buried in the ashen foundations of townhall, boredly staring at the sky, but very much alive. He doesn't even acknowledge Cerberus stopping next to him to bark.

Very one-sided.

>Sleep heal
What a joke!

I just realized you might be talking to me on Steam. That sure is on my other computer. Let me go check that.

Wf+6 401662

You find one.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 401663

I land next to him.
"Singer. Seekkill need you to open portal."


Now… let's go check those other dormitories.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 401666

Well, I'm sure they appreciate the company anyway. I'm at least making the garden look nicer, right? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 401667

Head to the madame or who the fuck leads the place.

Wf+6 401668

A union of major veins and arteries decides now is a good time to go on strike.

It looks pretty. Maybe you should have been an floral arranger instead of a guard.

"Relax. Don't do it when you wanna go do it."

When he sees your look of confusion, he finally relents and boredly plays the tone and gives the passphrase, opening the portal.

You find her right away. She's a large (fatty fat fat) earth pony mare with dark red hair. She's welcoming guests.


Wf+6 402560


Tony [Trickster] 402561

Where am I?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402562

Fly over her.
"Hey there. I guess this is where one can have some quality time, huh?"

Wf+6 402563

If you want, you can opt to be with the group (on the other side of the Psi Three Relay) or on the ships.

Light Heart [Warlord] 402564

Damn! Try to calm myself!

Chip(DD knight) 402565

I open my eyes, where am I?



Roll #1 6 = 6

Tela [Spellsword] 402567

Am I still alive?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402568

Am I awake yet?
Is this the real life?

Tony [Trickster] 402569

That's with LH on the other side of the Psi Relay? I'll go there.

Felfire [Necromancer] 402570

So… What was that splash?

Spring Water [Doctor] 402571

It's a goddamn nightmare

Wf+6 402574

You get yourself back under control. What is with your heart lately?

As far as I recall, you had entered the Psi Three Relay but hadn't left the first room. Let's say Tony is with you.

Then you're in the first room, with Chip.

You wake up.

You're alive. You have bleedy lung ache.

It was Emrille! She buggered off into town. You could opt to follow her if you like.

Felfire [Necromancer] 402576

Meh, I got a map.
Let's avoid watery holes and instead look for nice shops.
I need a dress that might work well for combat.
Or some old arcane trinkets.

Chip(DD knight) 402577

I look at Tony with a mask of hesitation.
"What is this place? Can you tell me Dog?" I ask as I wander and look around.

Tela [Spellsword] 402579

Drag myself over to a healer
"Please this…hurts… fuck…"


Ups and downs, I guess.
Go back to collect the party.
"Ahem. The way is safe. Do exercise caution though, the air is rather thin."

Skyly pls

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 402584

"Some Tirekian hideout outside of time and space, if that other guy speaks the truth."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402585


Uh oh.
Heal the merc.

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Wf+6 402587

You head to the Reluctant Noosemaker.

They sell cloth and thread based objects.

She's able to ease the pain a bit.

"Zat iz korrect. Zis is vere ve makes… da magicks."

Wf+6 402588

You treat the symptoms by stopping the bleeding for now.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402590

"Yes, yes, exaaaactly what I'm looking for! So, got any unicorns? The better types?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 402592

Right… I think we have two more doors to check?

"Mister Chip, how kind of you to finally join us."

Chip(DD knight) 402593

"Tirekean? So we are in this hideout by Tirekeans and is stuck." I ponder.

"So what does that guy told us to do in here? Any clue?"

Tony [Trickster] 402595

"Stop the timeloop of course."

Nod at LH.

Felfire [Necromancer] 402596

"I'm looking for something camfortable to fight in, but that offers a nice protection."

Light Heart [Warlord] 402599

"Or control it and use it to our own advantage."

Tela [Spellsword] 402601

I cough up some blood

Tony [Trickster] 402602

"Of course. Chip merely asked me what that other guy asked us to do."

Chip(DD knight) 402603

"Should we really? If so, we must stick together,"

"Light Heart!" I smiled and approach her.
"Sorry if I was gone but me and Seek followed inside to check all of you if you need our help. Many apologies for the delay."

Chip(DD knight) 402604

"Oooohhh,,, can we do that? Control the flow of time? In this room?"

Wf+6 402606

"Ow about zat voun?"

She gestures lazily at a huge, hulking unicorn stallion with bulging muscles. He flexes through the windows at passersby and yells, "OH YEAH!"

At the ends of each hall. There are also dormitory rooms to look through if you want to.

"Belle Époque couture, mademoiselle?"

She's speaking completely incomprehensible Prench.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402608

"Huh? What are you talking about mister Chip?"


Let's check those dormitories then.
"Care to help me search?"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 402610

Go with LH.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402611

A- Also I try to Mend Tela's lungs!

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 402612

Other than a few more light books, there isn't much that you find spread across the rooms. They are very spartan and utilitarian in design and stock. A desk in the room nearest the end of the hall has a metal triangle on it.

Your concentration is interrupted by your hesitation.


Hmmm… inspect that desk…

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 402614

"Non, quelque chose de plus pratique."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402616

I try again!

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 402617

I jump back in surprise.
"S… Summer?! Where have you come from? "
"I was just thinking of what Light Heart told us about this room. If the room holds the secret about time then perhaps we can control it to use it for our own."

How many are the dormitory rooms?

Tela [Spellsword] 402618

I smile weakly at her as she tries

Tony [Trickster] 402619

Inspect the desk '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 402620

The desk itself is unremarkable and made of metal like everything here (even the "cots" – though that term is a misnomer here because they aren't cotton, they're also metal with no sort of padding agent).

The metal triangle is not attached to it, and appears to be made of a different metal.

You think this is a motherfucking game?

Maybe the thin air is making you lightheaded.

There are four dormitories.

The desk is made of metal.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402621

no pls

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 402624

You pass out.


… Have Skylight pick it up with her telekinesis. Just in case.
"What do you think, miss Skylight?"

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 402627

I scratch my chin with my paw.
Most interesting.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402628

…Well I guess I'm just gonna
lay here for a bit


Wake her up!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 402631

I think for a moment.
Should I wake her up?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 402633

Alright no, Spring is here.

Approach one of the dormitory rooms and peek inside.

Chip(DD knight) 402634


Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 402635

"I don't know a lot about metal, but it looks really impure compared to the rest of the metal here."

You shake her awake like that As Seen on TV product.

On one of the desks there's a book in this room.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402637

Roll my eyes.
"No, no no no. I want a mare."

Tony [Trickster] 402639

"Maybe Chip knows. He knows about metal right?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402641

What's a TV?
Anyways. I TRY AGAIN.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 402642

"Indeed. Mister Chip? Inspect this metal for a moment, if you will."

Chip(DD knight) 402645

Perhaps I'll check that room later after hearing LightHearts command.

"So what did you and Tony find?"
Approach to her side and inspect the metal.


Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Wf+6 402652

"Oh, vous parlez Prench? Court ourlets Peut-être … Laissez-moi réfléchir, un travail actif? Je ne pouvais le rendre plus spacieux et le pad en cuir, mais ce ne serait pas protéger le tissu, juste votre peau. Et vous ne semblez pas être trop préoccupé par son état, dans le respect, mademoiselle. Vous ne voudrez pas à restreindre vos ailes - ah, mais … peut-être pas un problème pour vous? Assez! Laissez-nous commencer par le commencement! Préférez-vous simple ou complexe? Les deux peuvent être pratique!"

"Ou about zat one?"

She indicates a unicorn that is relatively easy on the eyes, but is probably Magyar scum. She's reclining on a nearby couch.

You think you fixed it. Maybe.

It's pig iron, an intermediate product when purifying iron into steel. Why someone would leave it in the pig iron state instead of finishing the conversion is beyond you.


"T-Thanks kid…"
How do I feel?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 402656

"Qu'entendez-vous par complexe? Je ne peux pas prendre le risque d'être pris dans une certaine crochet et tomber à plat sur mes sabots."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402657

I wince.
Uh… can I ease her pain at least?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Snacks(DD ranger) 402660

I turn to Tony and LH
"Pretty weird, Its half finished steel, Pig-iron its called, just wondering whats is such things doing here in this place."

"Perhaps there is some smelter nearby, I dont know." I scratch my head.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402661

How could I even tell that from a glance like that?
"I don't know, is she any good?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 402663

"Hm… We ought to take it along with us then. Keep it bagged, mister Chip."
Now… those two doors. Let's carefully open up one of them.

Tony [Trickster] 402664

Scratch my head.
I grab the piece of metal.

Tony [Trickster] 402665

Or Chip has them.
Follow along.

Snacks(DD ranger) 402667

Put it inside my bag of holding, making sure to pick the metals that are not pointed/sharpened.

"I have taken a peek on one room, it contains a book of some kind." I look at LH.

Wf+6 402668

"Oh, je vois. Ce genre de travail. Eh bien, le plus célèbre style parisien est la petite robe noire, n'est-ce pas? Nous allons être aussi simple que possible."

It has already been eased.

Magyar ponies have distinctive attributes, I'm sure.

"Ze best are all ve employ~"

Which? The first hall's end, or the perpendicular one?

Light Heart [Warlord] 402669


Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 402670

The first hall's end. That one doesn't lead to the Curry sized whole right?

"Please, bring it to me."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402671

I did hear somepony say that magyar mares are the most beautiful mares in all the word once.
And there was a song about their cunnies being a worldwide trademark of unmatched quality too.
"I'll take it!"

Tela [Spellsword] 402672

I grunt and get up, wobbling over to Summer and ruffling her mane.
"I'll be fine kid."
And then I'll follow Light Heart

Wf+6 402676

"Vell let's see, it's eight fifty five now… so ve vill start ze clock at nine. Take ze first five on ze house."

They sound like sluts. Then again, you're here for one.

The hole is near the entrance door.

That door is jammed like the first one.

Snacks(DD ranger) 402677

"Alright, I'll check it out." I nod to LH.

Go back to the room in where I peeked and go inside. What does it look like?

Felfire [Necromancer] 402678

"Ça sonne bien. Pouvez-vous ajouter une petite cape sur le dessus? Et un chapeau à larges bords, pour les jours pluvieux."
Turn to Fervored.
What do you think? Would it look good on me?

Light Heart [Warlord] 402679

"Miss Skylight, master Wark. Some help opening this please?"

Roll #1 10, 7, 9 = 26

Chip(DD knight) 402680

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402681

"I'm good with starting right away, don't worry!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402684

Can I help with my magic?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 402686

Very simple and professional. Sterile. There's a book on the desk.

You slide it open through your combined efforts with ease.

Now it's obvious why the door was jammed: the next hall has crumpled in on itself. Ah, well.

"Zen go to her! Tell her zat 'ou love 'er! Let her sweep you off 'our 'ooves!"


"Je peux, mais je vous préviens, capes attraper dans les portes."

Black is your color.

Light Heart [Warlord] 402687

"Ah… bother. A dead end."
Hmmm… go back through and go check out that other door then.

Tela [Spellsword] 402688

"I fucking hate this place…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 402690

"You and I both, sister…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402691

Fly over to her then.
"Hey there, let's not waste any time than we already did, okay? Let's just have some fun!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402692

Crumpled in on itself?…
Can I try and make it through? Or is it like, really collapsed?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 402693

"This place is strange."
Follow her.

Wf+6 402694

This door opens easily to another hallway. Unlike this one, no blood or corpses. You feel a breeze as the two corridors equalize in pressure.

The hallway continues about seventy five feet and sharply turns left. There are doors here.

Chip(DD knight) 402695

A bit hesitatnt, I approach the book and inspect it and the area for traps before I pick it up.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Wf+6 402696

Really collapsed. You'd have to be very small to get through. We're talking rabbit levels of small.

Wf+6 402697

There are no traps in this bedroom.

Spring Water [Doctor] 402700


Felfire [Necromancer] 402701

"Une courte cape, ne couvrant mes épaules.
Combien ça coûte?"

Smile at Fervored.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402704

Wait a second.
I run over to Tony.
"Mister Tony! Mister Tony! Do you still have your pet rabbit with you?"

Chip(DD knight) 402705

I smile underneath, all of this is just reminding me of that Nurse.
Get the book, go outside of the room and present it to Light heart.

"Here it is Light Heart." I present the book.


"More doors. Lovely."

"Thank you."
I sit down for a moment and inspect the book.
"Could you check the corridor ahead for traps, please?"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 402710

I turn around.
"Why do you ask?
And how do you know about Itztli?"

Wf+6 402712

"Un même deux cent cinquante prancs."

You can tell Itztli isn't with Chip.

This book is leather bound. It's longer than Complex theories. It uses a very uniform type of writing, all the letters are exactly the same, which is odd for hoofwriting. Someone must have been very meticulous.

Wf+6 402713

Isn't with Tony**

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402715

"Huh? Itz- what? I just had an idea! You might be able to send your pet rabbit inside that destroyed hallway!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402716


What is it about?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 402719

"Okay, cutie. I've got a room in back, or… are yo more of an exhibitionist?"

Wow, she sure has no trouble at all fucking a filly. What a creep.

Chip(DD knight) 402720

I nod to LightHeart.
"So what does it say?" I asked as I checked the corridor for traps.hehe…

Roll #1 6 + 2 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 402722

"Il semble raisonnable!"
Smile and hoof her over the two and a half doubloons needed. After she is done with it, of course.

Light Heart [Warlord] 402724

"One moment please."

Wf+6 402725

More theories. Why don't you just read it?

She slides back one and a half and laughs. "Vous êtes soit très généreux ou mauvais à convertir."

Tony [Trickster] 402726

"Uh, I don't have him here. But I can try something…."
Go over to the collapsed hallway.
Reinvent Self (into bunny) '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


Well I was hoping that would include reading it.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402729

Well she's paid for it, duh.
"The room will be good yeah, so lead on!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 402733

Smile along and offer a little shrug.
"Je pensais que le changement était plus élevé. Pour quand il sera prêt?"

Wf+6 402735

You turn into a buffalo.

The Mystery of Time and Space
By: Albartus
Understanding parallels between quantum worlds begins with understanding the joint possibilities at time branches, but this is introductory compared to the latticed structure of multiuniversal freedoms. In other words, keeping to branch formation is an incredibly limiting factor when all possibilities are made possible. Not only is this axiomatically true, but it has proven empirically true in the future when sufficient technology exists to prove the theory. This might beg the question: if proven true beyond all doubt, how does any proposition remain a theory? The answer lies again in the latticed multiuniversal network. If something exists as immutable law in our common perception of the universe, that does not necessarily imply it always proves true. Traveling backwards in time is impossible. This is what has allowed me to travel backwards in time.

Wf+6 402737

"J'ai quelque chose que je peux retoucher, si vous attendez dans la boutique quelques minutes. Je l'ai fait par neuf."

She leads you into one of the back rooms and closes the door.

"Do you want to take the lead, or should I?"

Tony [Trickster] 402738

I sigh. And wait for the transformation to revert.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402740

"Go ahead and take the lead, that's what you get paid for after all, isn't it?"

Chip(DD knight) 402742

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402743

I scratch my head, deeply confused.
"…Why are you a buffalo now mister Tony?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 402744

Brighten up and sit somewhere in the shop, waiting for her to return.

I like this mare!

Light Heart [Warlord] 402745

"How odd."
I tap a hoof on the ground as think this over.
"I'm not quite sure I understand…"

Wf+6 402746

No traps here. This space station is supposed to be functional, not a death trap, in spite of your best efforts to turn it into one.

You're back.

Spring Water [Doctor] 402748

"It's a little strange to see…"

Tony [Trickster] 402749

I frown
"I made a mistake while transforming, kid. I'll try it again later, doing it too fast is not good."
Walk over to LH again.

Chip(DD knight) 402750

Return to LightHeart.

"No traps here, I think this place is not a place of worship, hence the lack of traps." I grin and sit next to her.
"So what does it contain?" I peek on the book.


Hoof it to him.
"It is quite complex, I'm afraid. Let us inspect these rooms."
Do so.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tony [Trickster] 402754

Inspect the room.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 402755

They have doors.

The doors can be opened.

Tony [Trickster] 402756

Open a door. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402757

>tfw Wf keeps ignoring me

Chip(DD knight) 402758

Get the book and put it in my bag of holding, then follow her.

Open the door where me and LH are and peek inside.

Roll #1 9 = 9


Yes, and I think I have mastered the ancient technique of opening doors long ago.
Let's put it to use.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402761

Ooh! Ooh!
Can I open a door?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Spring Water [Doctor] 402763

… I'll be with her.

Tela [Spellsword] 402764

I'll wobble along with her

Wf+6 402767

She picks you up and sets you on the bed, then slowly strips off her scanty clothes. Then she approaches, with a swagger, and strips your uniform off, piece by piece.

She goes into the back and starts doing the touch ups. Should just be a couple minutes.

Another identical dorm. Well, not identical. This one has a fireplace.

You open another door and find a room with some sort of big machine in it.

Chip opened it for you. Weeping Sitar remarks drearily:

"City girls just seem to find out early how to open doors with just a smile."

You open another door. This room has nothing in it but a tree.

There is one door left unopened in this part of the hall.

Spring Water [Doctor] 402768

"… a tree?"
What type of tree?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402769

…A tree?
I investigate the tree!
There's gotta be something weird about it..

Roll #1 8 = 8


Can I identify the purpose of this machine?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402772

Relax and let her do her work.

Tela [Spellsword] 402773

"… the hell?"

Tony [Trickster] 402775

A fireplace. Here?
I go in and inspect the fireplace '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 402777

In the meantime, look at the map. Arcane shops?
Also, did she take one doubloon or one and a half?

Chip(DD knight) 402780

"What is this baby?" My eyes widen as I look and inspect the machine.


Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Wf+6 402782

It's an evergreen.

You identify it as a coniferous evergreen, most likely a fir.

You pull a lever and a beam of light fires out of it onto an insert platform. You can feel even from this distance that the beam is incredibly hot. It must be some sort of cutting tool.

Perhaps by some sort of sorcery, the text readout on the machine changes to new text:
Low power only. Reduce energy draw for high power.

Just when you're about to start enjoying things, you hear someone yell from outside:

"Oi! It's nine bong!"


"OI! It's nine bong!"

It all just… falls apart.

Felfire and Emrille roll perception.

Light Heart is playing with it. It seems dangerous.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402783

God damn it

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 402784

It looks to be a normal fireplace. There's a vent for smoke inside the "chimney". There is no wood or fire in the fireplace.

Light Heart [Warlord] 402785

Okay that's probably bad. Let's not play with it.
What is it firing at?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402786

Can I climb it?

Roll #1 5 = 5



Roll #1 8 = 8

Spring Water [Doctor] 402789

"Why is there a tree here? I don't… I don't understand…"

Chip(DD knight) 402790

I lightly pull Light heart away from it.
"That thing does not look safe.

I look at it, can I Identify a way to turn it off?

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 402792

Go over to LH.

Light Heart [Warlord] 402794

"Hmmm… what did you find, mister Tony?"

Tela [Spellsword] 402796

yeah okay, back to LH

"Hey dainty, we got ourselves a fucking tree in one of those rooms. Any idea what the hell is up with that?"

Tony [Trickster] 402798

"There's a fire in the other room that doesn't need wood to burn. But I guess this place is full of strange shit."

Spring Water [Doctor] 402799

I eye her carefully

Light Heart [Warlord] 402801

"Indeed… So many unanswered questions… Shall we inspect the last room in this hallway?"

Tony [Trickster] 402803

"Let us try."
Go over there and inspect '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 402806

A safety platform for things to cut.

This does not seem safe to climb. Fir trees do not have very firm branches.

You remember… going into town. Terrebonne staying behind. Getting a dress…

You wake up with a headache.

Push the lever back into place.

This room has some sort of metal coil machine that is radiating heat. It's putting out of a lot of warmth.

Tela [Spellsword] 402807

"… you think we should chop that fucker down and use the wood on the fireplace?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402808

Ahhh, fuck…
Let's find Spring.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402809

I don't need safety!
I climb it.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 402810

"I don't understand. I truly don't. What purpose do these things serve?"

"… Perhaps?"


"Summer! Be careful!"
Make sure she doesn't fall with my telekinesis

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 402812

Must have been a dream. I was talking about dresses with the kid the other day…

Where is everyone?
Wanna do something fun today, Fervy?


Right, is there an axe around here somewhere?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 402816

Are there buttons on the machine?

Tony [Trickster] 402817

Should be >>402806

Chip(DD knight) 402818

Push the lever back in place then, to turn it off.

Follow them

"So a book, a pig iron, some machine that can generate heat. that it."

"It has a lever that can turn it on. Produces this hot beam of light."

Light Heart [Warlord] 402821

"And a tree."

Wf+6 402822

You're unsteady, until your mom jerks you off with telekinesis and you fall ten feet to the ground, painfully.

You tear her grip off with your TK and make her fall ten feet.

Most of the crew isn't here. Guess they've gone into town. Just Emrille's here.

Sure. What do you want to do?

Not that you can see.

Only a lever.

It turns off.


I shriek and try to catch her!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 402824

You ram your head into the tree by accident. Your horn gets stuck.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 402825

I rub where I fell.

I try to help her get unstuck!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 402826

"Right a tree, what do we do with it?" I shrug.

Felfire [Necromancer] 402827

"What the fuck's got into them…"
Take a look at the docks.
I dreamed about a dress. It was black and had a big hat and a small coat…
I loved it.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 402828

"Tela proposed chopping it down and using it to fuel the empty fireplace… Perhaps that could work?"


Ugh… get myself loose!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402830

>keeps getting ignored all the time
You wound me, you really do.
"Spring? Where you at? My head is fucking splitting apart…"

Wander around, no signs of her anywhere?

Chip(DD knight) 402831

"Hmmm…. perhaps that could work, when should we start?" I smile.

Tony [Trickster] 402832

"It's already burning though….
I'll take another look again at the collapsed hallway.
Another Reinvent Self '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tela [Spellsword] 402833

Return to the party
"Anyone have an axe?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 402834

"It's worth trying no?"

"I am afraid not, no."

"Now, perhaps?"

Wf+6 402835

You pull her free.

It sounds nice. Black is your color.

Spring isn't here. Nor is Summer, or Curry, or Light Heart (or her minions), or Tela. Or Chip, or Seekkill or Sateo. Or most of the crew. You only see Felfire.

You turn into a cow.

Chip(DD knight) 402836

"Well, anyone who has a cutting tool can help, but my weapon is blunt." Showing her my cudgel.
"Perhaps there is an axe here somewhere." I go around and search for aan axe in the place.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 402837

You don't see any axes around here.

Tela [Spellsword] 402838

"You know what? I got an idea. I'm gonna take Curry and resurrect his ass. He knows a lot about plants and shit."
Go collect his body

Felfire [Necromancer] 402840

Did you say that already?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402841

Where the fuck did they all go?
Wander over to Felfire.

"Hey… Do you know where the fuck the others are?"

Wf+6 402843

You've got it. He's a big fellow.

Not that I recall.

Felfire [Necromancer] 402845

Shake my head.
"No. But I have a strange feeling. You heading out?"

Tela [Spellsword] 402847

I'm a strong gal.
Can I go back through that portal we came through?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402849

I shrug.
"I guess… my head fucking hurts though so let's find the unicorns or someshit before I go mad."


"A shame…"

"Yes… excellent idea, miss Tela."

In the meantime, any more places to explore?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 402851

I scratch my head.
"While we cant cut the tree. the question is what do we do with the iron and the book."

Felfire [Necromancer] 402852

"Whine less and smoke some oppium. That helps."
Take a step onto the docks.
"Anyplace you want to go? I was thinking about a dress."
Let's hit town then.

Light Heart [Warlord] 402853

"Hard to say. You think that iron we found could be turned into something useful using those machines?"

Tony [Trickster] 402855

I should be normal by now.
Go back to them.

Chip(DD knight) 402858

"Perhaps I could check that machine again It really looks interesting to me. Should I go check it for a moment?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402859

"I told you, something to make this shit stop… and maybe a scope for my gun."
Glance at her.
"You're not like the others, huh? I don't suppose you want to carry me on your back."

Light Heart [Warlord] 402860

"Yes, see what you can find out, mister Chip."

Wf+6 402861

You can try.

Around the corner, there's a door with some sort of complex lock.

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 402862

Welp, still dead. Talking to the garden while I'm waiting for either the body to be destroyed or the others to bring me back.
Don't suppose I've managed to get any plants to talk back? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 402863


Wf+6 402864

Maybe you should go seek inspiration.


Do it!
I think Felfire mentioned a resurrectionist aboard the fleet. let's go find her

Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 402866

"Just because you look like a kid it doesn't mean you are a kid.
And you know what I think of touching ponies.
But Fervored or Magenta could carry you, if you want."
Head into town and look for a medicine shop.
A drug store.
An oppium smoking joint, anything.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402868

"Yeah, faster and less tiring than walking I guess."

Chip(DD knight) 402869

Go back to the machinery room and inspect the machine, what can I make out of it? What is its purpose? Is it just a cutting tool?

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9


I chuckle
Time to break out those lockpicks and get to work. See if I can bust this open or not.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 402871

Well, I can't be the only failure. Any other fallen followers of the night wandering the garden? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 402873

You exit into town hall. A nearby clock indicates it is still morning.

You find an apothecary.

You have no idea how this lock can even function. It's nothing like any lock you've ever seen! Where do you even put in the key? Where are the tumblers? It just has a big triangular slot.

You see others wandering in the dark, but your eyes haven't adjusted very well, so it's hard to make them out.

Wf+6 402874

It's a cutting tool. That seems to be all.

Chip(DD knight) 402875

Light Heart [Warlord] 402877

"Hmmm… Mister chip?"
I go over to him
"There is a lock I cannot pick. Care to help?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 402878

"You are liking this new size, uh?"
"Something for headaches. My filly is ill."

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 402879

Well, no sense beating around the bush, so to speak.
"Do any of you out here know how to talk with plants? I never quite got that down, and was wondering if I could get a bit of help with it."

Chip(DD knight) 402881

Go back to LightHeart.
"Its just a cutting tool, though a very effective cutting tool if you ask me.'

I grin at the cute sight of her asking for help.
"Perhaps I could." Try to unlock the door.

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402882

"It has it's ups and downs."

Light Heart [Warlord] 402883

"Perhaps that cutting tool can aid us in opening said lock?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 402884

"Couldn't imagine which. I'm fine with my size if you ask me."


Now where is that sheep… I saw her before…

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 402886

Most of them ignore you, but one of them stares and replies.

"You mean the mushrooms?"

This lock is far beyond you. You've never seen anything like it before.

She mixes up a poultice very quickly.

"This one's on the house."

Wf+6 402888

You head back to the ships. She's in her cabin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402889

"Not like I'm going to stay like this forever."

I perk up.
"A freebie? Fuckin' A! Thanks!"
Drink it!

Tela [Spellsword] 402890

"Hey you, you know how to bring ponies back to life right? Care to help out with this guy? I'll pay."

Felfire [Necromancer] 402891

Nod weakly.
"Much oblidged. Say, you have anything for… Relaxing?"
"Emmy! Watch your tongue!"
Smirk at her.

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 402893

"Plants in general, really. I'd almost gotten it, before my lungs exploded. But if mushrooms are all that's here to talk with, that's as good a conversation as any."
I'll make my way towards the voice.
"Don't suppose you'd bother to teach me, since we've all got the time?"

Chip(DD knight) 402894

Shiver in fear and drop the lockpick on the ground as I back away from the lock.
"I… impossible, this cant be." I put my paws to my head, having a hard time to accept that even with my best effort, I cannot open such a lock.

"Y.. you think we could. But how?" I look at her, agony is present on my face.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402895

Roll my eyes.
"Yeah, yeah, really original."

Light Heart [Warlord] 402898

"I don't quite know, but give me a moment."
I go look for Tony
"Mister Tony? Do you happen to have any expertise with locks?"

Tony [Trickster] 402901

"Yes. But these are pretty special. Let me take a look." '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 402904

You start to feel a little better. Maybe it's a placebo effect.

"Okay. The gold?"

"Recreational drugs? I'd try the entertainment district."

She shakes her head. "I don't know how. But the white mushrooms up on the hill will talk to you. Maybe they can tell you."

She points a hoof at a small hill not far from here.

This lock is totally different than any type of lock anyone has encountered in their native era. No amount of lockpicking skill will translate because this lock doesn't work in the same way at all.

Tela [Spellsword] 402905

"How much do you want?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402906

I pause for a second, then grin.
"And what else do you got in this little shop?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 402907

"Nah, more like, stuff that makes you focus better.
Talk with the spirits and all that."

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 402908

"Thank you kindly."
And then I'll just ghost over there. Shouldn't take too long, after all.

Chip(DD knight) 402911

"Do you think there is a key for this?" I look at LH

Tony [Trickster] 402912

"Nothing. We'll have to cut through the door if we want to go in."

Wf+6 402913

"Just one doubloon."

"Everything from Albatross Extract to Zebra Poison."

"I might have something… Wait here a moment."

She pulls down a metal sheet over the counter and heads into the back room.

The Mushroom Hill has already been tended. We are waning. We do not require assistance.


"Perhaps we could search around the area for a key."
Do so. Even check those corpses.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Tela [Spellsword] 402915

Take out a doubloon and give it to her
"Here ya go."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402916

"Mhhm… and I don't suppose you give discounts?"

Chip(DD knight) 402917

Help LightHeart in her search(And also watch out for her)

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 402918

Wait here.
"You looking for something?"
Roll my eyes.
"Why is it always money with you?"

Curry [Dead Unicorn Landkeeper] 402919

"Oh, I didn't come here to tend you. I was told you could talk, and talking to plants is what I would like to learn."
I'll sit at the edge of the patch.
"If you don't mind, that is. My death is, hopefully, a temporary one, and I died before I could really grasp speaking to living plants."
I'll rub my beard a little.
"Though knowing how to speak with dead plants would be useful too."

Wf+6 402920

For clarity, in case you didn't read Light Heart's response, it takes a triangle instead of a key.

Your shaking of the corpse dislodges them in the Curry hole and they get spaced. You, too.

Oh my.

I don't see anything on your sheet.

She's in the back.

You watch her get spaced with the bodies.

Wf+6 402922

>I don't see anything on your sheet.
To clarify, I mean, I don't see any doubloons for you.

Tela [Spellsword] 402923

I already told you Light heart payed me three doubloons to hire me dammit!

Light Heart [Warlord] 402925

I payed her three doubloons. I mentioned this before.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402926

Ask again when she returns.

"Just asking. And I might be a pirate, but that doesn't mean I can't get another job for some more freebies? And money is the best. fucking. thing ever that's why!"
Let out a short laugh.


Also, let's unspace myself. Quickly. Skyly can help if she can.

Roll #1 6, 8 = 14

Chip(DD knight) 402929

Also help Lightheart in this
>inb4 a 1

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 402930

Wait for her to come out of the back.
"Doesn't matter much in death, you know."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402932

"Good thing I'm alive, huh?"

Wf+6 402934

Then Terrebonne prods him until he's alive.

The Mushroom Hill Colony can teach you. First–

You are jerked back to life in a dark room. Tela is standing over you.

"Discounts? I already gave you a handout."

Your concerted efforts do little, but Skylight finally drags you to the window with telekinesis. It gets you close enough to grab the edge by hoof, and you pull yourself in. But there's still the matter of the air depleting again…

"I do have some glow dust."

Felfire [Necromancer] 402935

"And that does?"


Get out of this room, now.
Close all doors leading to it.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 402937

"How do we cover this hole!" I grabbed LH tightly.

IS there a way? I look around.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 402938

"Don't you ever wanna try what it's like on the other side?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402939

"Yeah, but if I'd purchase another one. Who knows when a headache like that will strike again? And I could take care of a job or two that you don't want to, and you could give me a discount. Everypony wins."

"The shit Ruxiang is selling."

"Haha, fuck no."

Tela [Spellsword] 402940

I smirk
"Rise and shine, pal."

Tony [Trickster] 402941

Do like her. Get outta here '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 402942

"Okay, and what does that shit do?"

Wf+6 402944

"It supposedly gives visions. I haven't used it. It's hard to get a hold of."


Nothing particularly obvious.

"There is a small job I could have you do…"


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 402945

I'll just stare at the ceiling for a moment.
Then sigh.
"While I appreciate the gesture, I had not expected to be brought back to life so… quickly."
I'll get up, and nod to Terrebonne.
"Thank you."
Then I'll look to Tela.
"Looks like the next time we go out for a drink, it's on me. How are the others? Did you break the cycle?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402946

"Mess you up."

I smirk.
"Go on."

Felfire [Necromancer] 402951

"I was looking for real necromancy tools, not some other kind of drug."

Tela [Spellsword] 402952

"Nope. But we need your ass over there. Come on!"
Get back to the portal thing!

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 402953

And with her I'll run.

Chip(DD knight) 402955

Follow Lightheart out of the room too.
"Whats with that hole? Why is it sucking us out?"

Tela [Spellsword] 402956

"And hey, you save my sorry ass, I'll save yours."

Wf+6 402957

"I need someone to take some troll fat to a client of mine who runs a showroom over in the entertainment district. It's Showroom K. It's a relatively inert alchemical ingredient, so it shouldn't be dangerous to handle."

"This isn't a necromancy shop. Why would you look for that in an apothecary?"

But the Psi Three relay is closed.

Tela [Spellsword] 402960

"What? Shit!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 402961

I'll nod, and then frown a little at the closed portal.
"You don't happen to remember how that bard's song went, do you?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 402962

"Because it never hurts asking? Can you point me to one?"

Tela [Spellsword] 402963

"Something about 'don't vote'?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 402965

"There was a song that went before it, though. That was just the key word."
Can I remember the tune? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402966

"That's it? It's a cinch. I can do it right away."

Light Heart [Warlord] 402968

"It would seem we are very high up in the sky. High enough for the atmosphere to fade."

Tony [Trickster] 402970

"We'll need to find some way to stop this shit quickly. We won't last much longer like this."
In what room are we now?

Wf+6 402971

"Try near the edges of town."

A nearby pegasus freaks out and comes over to chew you out.


You don't have any sort of musical background. It was a lower note, then a higher one, then a very low note, then sort of a middle one.

She slides a package across the desk. "This will rot if you don't get it there quickly, so don't tarry."

The second hallway.

Sateo [DD monk] 402972

It seems like time looped again.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 402975

Well, let's try humming it. See if I've got a tin ear. '1d10'
And then whisper, "Don't Vote." at the end.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tela [Spellsword] 402976

"Shut the fuck up!"
I stomp a hoof and turn to Curry
"What the fuck now!?"

Tony [Trickster] 402977

Is that the one with the collapsed hallway?

Wf+6 402978

You wouldn't notice, because as I recall, you stayed with the group. Tony and Chip joined you in time.

Certainly not, it would seem.

Felfire [Necromancer] 402979

Roll my eyes.
"We get this done but go to that shop after, okay?"

Wf+6 402981

No, the one with the rooms that have the tree, radiator, fireplace, and cutting machine.


Light Heart [Warlord] 402982

And there are no other ways out aside from the locked room?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402983

"Sure, if you need parental protection that much."

"On it! Showroom K!"
Take the package and head to the show district or wherever.
I'm sure even a shitty town like this has some signs.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 402984

"Well, I can almost sort-of remember how it sounds, but I can't quite get it right. Might be a little tone-deaf."
I'll tap my hoof a bit.
"Low note, high note, very low note, sorta middle note…"
I'll grimace slightly.
"You wouldn't happen to be able to carry a tune, would you?"

Chip(DD knight) 402985

"What do we do from here? Perhaps we can either search for the key or try to cut down the tree or perhaps I can check the radiator room and see what I can make out of it?"


I roll my eyes and ignore him.

I take out my warhorn
"Eh, I could try."
Can I?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 402988

"Hey, you want to stay as a filly alone in this fucking city, be my guest.
But I'd still do feel just a bit bad to let you rot away in some basement…"

Wf+6 402991

If Tony got a good roll he might explore the crunched passage.

It's almost as if some sort of cosmic railroads are forcing you to solve this lock puzzle rather just rolling for "I solve it!"

It doesn't have useful signs, but you stumble onto Showroom MU and sort of follow them until you get to K.

You can hear the sounds of weapons firing inside.

You blow the horn in Cloud King's face.

The cloud explodes in fury. "IT'S TRUE! SHE IS AN ENEMY OF FREEDOM!"

Cloud King adds, "YEAH! VOTE FOR CLOUD KING!"

Tony [Trickster] 402994

But you just said the crunched passage is not here?

Light Heart [Warlord] 402995

I hate puzzles with a passion.
"Shall we split up and see what we can figure out?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 402996

I snort.
"As if. You know I'm still the quickest draw and sharpest aim."

Knock loudly then enter.
"Hey there, got your fat or whatever right here."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 402997

I'll wince.
Maybe I can get lucky. Keep humming that tune. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 402998

"Even the Al-Jinn would crumble, given enough opponents."


Try that again, shall we?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 403000

I nod.
"I'll check the radiator room first." Go in there and see what I can find out.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Sateo [DD monk] 403001

Sateo ain't so good at puzzles. "Anythin' I can do ta' help mates?"


I'll go check on that tree. Try and fly to the top.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 403003

"You could come with me to the radiator room and see what you can find out."

Wf+6 403006

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The showroom is open. There seem to be a lot of gun enthusiasts here. It's loud and most of them are wearing protective earwear.

No dice.

You just don't have real musical talent. Maybe you should find someone who does.

The radiator is putting out a lot of heat to fill the halls. You think it must be a powerful draw on the power.

You fly to the top with ease. It seems to be a regular tree. If you wanted to make firewood, you wouldn't have to cut it all down: there are many branches.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403007

What the fuck.
"Holy shit Emrille, you just had to take me in a place like this?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403008

"Miss Tela, perhaps we'd have better luck finding a busker to play the song for us."

Tony [Trickster] 403009

Thanks. I'll check out the fireplace again.

Tela [Spellsword] 403011

"Fuck… Fine."


Hmmm… Can I take some branches off with my bare hooves and drop them to the ground?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403014

To the entertainment district!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403015

I grin.
"Isn't it awesome?!"

Well, fly to the nearest gunpony, behind the line of fire of course, and tug on whatever clothing the have, then motion to the package.
"Somepony here ordered this."

Sateo [DD monk] 403016

I want to check on the cutter.

Wf+6 403018

It seems to be an ordinary fireplace. There's a vent inside the "chimney" to absorb smoke.

You take off some of the smaller, easier to reach branches.

You arrive. There are showrooms nearby, magicians, and brothels.

"Try the proprietor, he's over there, doing a demonstration."

It's a large machine that emits a hot beam of light when the lever is pulled. The readout says that it's on low power because of high energy draw.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403020

Go over to that guy that is doing the demonstrations!
"Got your stuff here."

Tony [Trickster] 403021

Inspect the "chimney" '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 403022

"Better than a whorehouse at least!"
Follow her.
And find this owner.
"Hey, we got a delivery. Delicate stuff."

Sateo [DD monk] 403023

is there a way to make it more powerful? '1d10' What do ye make o' this cheese?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 403024

Is there a way to turn the radiator off?

Is that even a smart move?

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Light Heart [Warlord] 403026

Bring those branches to the fireplace.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403028

Time to find a bard, who's willing to play a small song for free. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403029

"The fuck are you yelling for?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403031

"I want to be done quick."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403033

I snort.
"You don't think I'll leave here right away!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403037

"Whatever. Make it quick. I feel pressed for time, no idea why…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403041

"No time like the present! I'm not going to miss a chance like this about guns!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403044

I will look around.
"These any good?"

Wf+6 403046

This chimney, like everything else here, is made out of metal. It leads to a vent.

He finishes a spray of bullets, firing off a number of accurate shops in rapid succession. This tall, handsome earth pony speaks with an accent that is inexplicably superior to yours. On his back, he wears a striped and starred flag. When he sees you have brought his package, he claps.

"Ah, excellent. Just in time. Set it next to the burgers."

He gestures at the buffet table, then hands you a note. "This is a letter of credit. Thanks for your help."

It says there's another energy draw. If we figure out how to lower that energy draw, this would have more power, right?

You decide not to touch the extremely hot radiator. There appears to be no way to turn it off, but it seems to be regulated by a nearby device that detects heat.

You do so.

You find a bard harassing an assassin. He sings,

"This mighty man he keeps the poor,
From the mighty's reach,
He keeps the maidens' hope and more,
His lips they do beseech"

Tony [Trickster] 403047

Look at LH.
"Well, let's throw a few of those in there and see what happens."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403048

"What's that weapon you got there?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403049

Oh joy.
"Ahoy, bard."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403050

"Seems so!"

"My pleasure!"
"That was pretty fucking nice work you did there."
Tap my revolver.
"Y'know, guns are my weapons of choice too. Simply love 'em."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403051

Oh, and set the package down too.

Light Heart [Warlord] 403054

I nod
Do so.


Wf+6 403056

"Do ya like-a my song?"

The branches are now in the fireplace. There wasn't a fire in there, so they just kind of sit there.

"Yes. Guns are our most important freedom. Just in front of speech."

Wf+6 403057

"This is a new innovation. A revolver."

Chip(DD knight) 403058

I approach the regulator and inspect it, is there a way to increase the power of the regulator so that the heat generated by the radiator be diminished?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403061

"How about we share a few tricks then, huh?"

Tony [Trickster] 403062

Huh. "But there used to be a fire in there."
I think for a second.
"What changed?"

Sateo [DD monk] 403063

Look at the Radiator.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403064

"I like it.
Got something bigger?"

Wf+6 403066

It seems independently regulated.

"I have to watch the showroom today. How about tomorrow?"

There was never a fire in the fireplace. You must have misunderstood.

It's a radiator. It's made of metal. It generates heat.

"We have some cannons in the back."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403067

"It's as fair a piece as I've heard. I was hoping, perhaps, you wouldn't mind a change of venue. Near the town hall steps, even."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403068

"A bigger revolver I meant! Something that could kill a pony in one hit.
A hoof cannon."


"Not sure."
I ready my flintlock
"But I could ignite it."
Use the flint from my flintlock and a piece of wood to try and create a small fire if possible.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 403072

Perhaps dont touch it for now, dont want it to go haywire.

"Hey what are you doing here in this room? I am just getting out to meet LH?"

Wf+6 403074

"Any well-placed bullet can kill in one hit."

It catches. Smokily.

The room slowly warms up.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403077

"Works for me. Where to meet? Back here?"

I look at her with a seriously expression

Wf+6 403078

"That'd be fine."

Tony [Trickster] 403079

My fault.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403080

"And this things has how many bullets?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403082

I'm looking for something good!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403084

I pause
"… Now what do we do?"

Wf+6 403085

"This revolver has five, as opposed to most hoof cannons that fire one at a time."

Chip(DD knight) 403086

Go to LightHearts room in the fireplace.
"What are you guys up to now?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403087

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403088


"Want to pick up guns now, huh?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403089

"Creating a fire. What did you find, mister Cip?"

Tony [Trickster] 403091

Scratch my head.
"It's getting warmer now. Maybe we check that cutter again?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403092

"I like that.
Can I shoot one with a single hoof?"
"Yeah. The scythe works just on so many occasions, you know."

Chip(DD knight) 403093

"The radiator is creating immense heat but thanks for the regulator, it has not gone overheat(heh). I just leave it be for the time being because I feel that it must not be touched for now."

I look for a moment.
"Why are you and Tony creating a fire?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403095

"Miss Tela suggested it earlier, I thought it was worth a try."

"Yes, let us."

Wf+6 403096

"Alright, I can play by town hall, then."

He accompanies you back.

"If you had the training. There's a very large loss of accuracy firing with one hoof."

Wf+6 403098

The cutter readout reads:

High power enabled.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403100

And once there, I'll mention the tune that Weeping Sitar played.
"A sort of low, then high, then very low, and then a sort of middle note… Don't suppose you'd mind tuning up with that?"

Chip(DD knight) 403101

I nod and follow them.

"Oh, look at that."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403102

We're going to go back and check on that cutter.

Tony [Trickster] 403103

"Strange stuff. We press it now? See what happens?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403104

"I used a saddle to mount it and stabilize it for most of the time. How's that sound for you?"

Chip(DD knight) 403106

"Lets see then."
Pull the lever.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403107

"How much for one?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403109

"Perhaps we can create a key with that metal we found earlier?"

Wf+6 403115

"Can you try to guess the combination? There are eight basic notes, so it's probably one of those. A B C D E F G H. I would guess low notes are A B C, high notes are F G H, and middle notes are D E F."

"Doesn't sound like you get much aim flexibility with that."

It emits a much hotter beam.

"Revolvers like this? You can't come by them anywhere. They're totally new, hence why I'm showing it off. I wouldn't sell this one for anything."

Chip(DD knight) 403116

Turn the lever off.
"Okay thats hot, now what do we cut with it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403117

"You are not a great businesspony, are you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403118

"Mister Chip. The iron please. Make a triangular shape to be used as a key for that lock from earlier."

Tony [Trickster] 403120


Emrille [Gunslinger] 403121

"You would think, but it was fast and steady, not to mention there wasn't a quicker draw since it was always ready to fire!"

Wf+6 403122

"I'm not a salesman. This is a convention showroom. Get out of here and go pester merchants' row."

"It would have its perks."

Chip(DD knight) 403125

I look at her for a moment before understanding what she means.
"Yes right." I smile.

Get the iron from my bag and do as what Light Heart has instructed. Try to make it a perfect cut.
>inb4 a 1

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 403126

Grunt, but say nothing.
"Ya ready to leave?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403128

I grin.
"It sure did. Anyhow, meet you tomorrow, same time same place!"

"I guess we could, yeah."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403129

"I'm afraid I've a bit of a tin ear."
Hmm. Can I guess right, though…
"Well, the very low note is probably the lowest one, with the other low note probably being a B. So… oh, how did it go… B, maybe F or G, then A, then… either D or F."
I'll rub my beard.

Tela [Spellsword] 403149

"How's it coming along, golden boy?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403150

"Well, we've got our bard, I'm just trying to figure out the right tune."

Wf+6 403155

You carelessly reach across the cutting area and slice off your hand. You briefly theorize that the machine might be your father, but then dismiss the thought.


"That leaves four possibilities."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403159

"Then, please, let's run through each. We'll know when you play the right one."
I'll think for a moment.
"And can I have your name? I think I at least owe you a drink later."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403161

And off to the fringes of town we go, to check on this necromantic shop.
"Urgh. Thanks. That pony was a dick."

Tela [Spellsword] 403162

I look around sheepishly
"Hey uh… thanks for earlier by the way. You saved my damn life and died because of it."

Chip(DD knight) 403163

Clutch my stump and stop the bleeding.
"Ow ow ow, now that is really goddamn sharp.! Aarrggh!" I close my eyes trying not to cry.

Roll #1 3 = 3


"Miss Skylight, please see to mister Chip swiftly."

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 403167

"Well fuck. Where's the healer?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403169

"Well, I'd expect a friend to do the same for me. Not so much the dying part, but the saving life bit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403171

Roll my eyes.
"Was he?"

Wf+6 403172


B F A D - Nothing
B F A F - Nothing
B G A D - Nothing
B G A F - Nothing

Further from the core of town, foliage breaks through the paved ways and there are trees about. It's mostly residential here.

She cauterizes it and stops the bleeding, but can't regenerate the hand.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403176

Stop someone and ask for directions.
"We are looking for a shop of the dark arts."
"Yeah. I mean, all I wanted was a fucking gun."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403177

"We need little Summer for this…"
I tap my hoof against my chin
"Or we could visit the good Doctor Peg. We have all the time as long as we ensure we are back here when time loops, after all."

Chip(DD knight) 403178

"Thanks for that little mare." I wink at Skylight.
I then look at my stump.
"Haha, just our luck damn it." I grit my teeth.

"Perhaps it is up to you to cut it, unless you can call Summer or Spring here and heal my hands."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403180

Not even if I say "don't vote" under my breath after each one?
"No, none of those seemed to be it… Maybe I'm just remembering it wrong. Maybe it's B A C D? Or B A C E…"
I'll sigh.
"I do wish I had a better head for music."

Wf+6 403181

People are mostly avoiding you. You're not sure if it's the ugliness or the shadows.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403183

"So you try and buy guns that are not on sale. Wooooow, what a dick he was!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403185

Can we go back through the portal and visit Doc Peg?

Wf+6 403186

Skylight gives you an odd look, but adds, "You're welcome."

"Maybe it doesn't start with B."

Wf+6 403187

You can try.

Light Heart [Warlord] 403188

We have to go through that airless room, right?

Chip(DD knight) 403191

"Are you sure about this?" I tilt my head.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403192

Whatever it is, I like it.
"Well that was a nice looking gun…
Say, can you get info on this place? I'd rather not dismiss the shadows."

Tony [Trickster] 403195

"I'll give it a try. I did try to make some doubloons once with Topaz."
Give it a try. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403198

"Yeah, yeah."
Stop a random passerby.
"Hey, I'm looking for a shop with dark arts and shit. Got any pointers?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403200

"There that, too. It started with a low note, though, then a very low note, then a higher note, and ended with the middle-ish note. So that second note could really be anything higher than the previous note, couldn't it…"
I'll think a little harder.

Tela [Spellsword] 403205

"Mmmm, I owe you one, pal."

Tony [Trickster] 403207

And I mean smithing that iron triangle key thing of course.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403209

"You brought me back from the dead. Let's call it even."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403211

"Very well, mister Tony."
Follow him.

Tela [Spellsword] 403213

"Sure thing."

Wf+6 403223

Yes. And hope you can work the Psi Three Relay.

"There's a cottage out by the swamp that does that kind of thing."

You eek out a sort of triangle from the pig iron.


Felfire [Necromancer] 403227

Regroup with Emrille.
"Thanks Emrille. You are not so bad after all."

Off to the swamp!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403229

Or stand on one of the shadows she's using.
"I know, right?"

Tony [Trickster] 403230

"Well it's the best I could do."
Point to Chip.
"Eh Chip, old buddy, what will we do?"

Chip(DD knight) 403231


"Well that sort of work, at least you dont get yourself cut." I grin at Tony

"Now where are we going to use it?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403232

"The very lock we could not get through, of course."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403233

Think thank thunk.
Mental exercises are not Curry's strength.
"Could you play each note? Maybe if I hear the right note again, I can match it to the one I remember."

Tony [Trickster] 403234

"Happens to the best of us. I just can't seem to transform into something I want today no matter how much I try."

Chip(DD knight) 403235

"Nice job."
"Perhaps LightHeart knows what to do with it." I stare at her,

"Lead Tony to it." I said while clutching my severed arm.

Also grab my cut hand and put it inside my bag.

Light Heart [Warlord] 403238

Lead them to that lock again.

Chip(DD knight) 403240

"Hrrmmm… I agree."

Follow her.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403241

"Now, if only you weren't so dumb.."
Chuckle a bit.

Tony [Trickster] 403246

Go to the lock and try to open it with the triangle.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403247

Imitate her voice.
"Oh look at me, I do nothing but read books, I am soooooo above you!~"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403251

"Hey, at least I got freeeeens!"
And with an evil grin make some spooky gesture, as the shadows close in on my sides.

Wf+6 403254

It's not so much a full swamp as it is a small bog. There are a lot dandelions around here, and there is a small cottage near the edge.


You stick in the triangle. The rough shape causes it to throw off sparks, but the door opens. Roll.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403257

I snort.
"Some friends you choose."


Oh dear.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403261

Now, sound recognition.
Which of those notes sounded like the ones Weeping Sitar played?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403262

None of them. Great.
I'll shake my head.
"Seems I'm a loss when it comes to tunes, mister Magic."


Let's see if I'm any better at this…

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 403265

"Better than the pedophile, the whore and the icy cunt."
Does said cottage have a door? Knock.

Tony [Trickster] 403267


Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 403268


Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403271

"To each their own!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403275

"Whatever, but don't come crying when you find yourself used, tricked and with a bursted asshole."

Wf+6 403276

The first note is probably a C and the middle an A.

There is a door, but no way to reach it! The cottage is propped up on big legs, ten feet off the ground.

Just Tony.

You don't back away quickly enough and get singed by electricity.

The passage up ahead passes under another hallway, you can tell by the glass ceiling (which becomes the floor of another perpendicular hall). Whoever passed through the above corridor was not subtle: it is bathed in blood like the first hallway. There are more corpses up there, too.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403278

Mount my own shadow and fly over there.
I take Emrille can make it on her own?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403279

"That's why I have a gun on me at all times, cupcake."

"Let me."
Fly up to the door.

Tony [Trickster] 403280

Get back up '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6


Skylight can heal him then.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 403282

"What kind of place is this, its full of dead whatever race that comes by here."

Wf+6 403283


You didn't fall.

You hear some grumbling inside when you knock.

"Who's there?"

Tony [Trickster] 403284

"No sweat."

Tela [Spellsword] 403286

"Uh… C first? Then A for the middle?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 403287

"You might just not realize it, when they play you around."
"Scholars of the dark arts."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403288

Let her do the talking for now.

Light Heart [Warlord] 403289

I look at the hallway.
"How dreadful."
I shake my head.
"Miss Tela is taking quite a long time. We could use some aid here. I am not entirely certain how these ponies died, but I cannot imagine whatever did it would be friendly if we encountered it."

Wf+6 403290

"Вы говорите на языке?"


Those aren't pony corpses.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403291

"Which leaves us with the higher note, and then the middle-sounding note."
I'll sit.
"So the second note is anywhere from D to H, and the last is D, E, or F."
"Try C H A D."
And then after he plays that, I'll whisper "Don't Vote."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403292

"Say what?"

Chip(DD knight) 403293

I nod.
"Should we head on?"

>Not pony corpses.
I look at it, can I identify what the corpses are?

Felfire [Necromancer] 403295

"You what?
Vous ne pouvez pas parler une langue normale, comme le prançais?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403297

… They aren't?
What species are they then?

"I believe we should gather a larger force before pressing on."

Wf+6 403300

The portal opens.

"Some light show, my friend."

You're not familiar with this species. You would call them Dogoid, because they are bipedal like diamond dogs or minotaurs, but they resemble some sort of goat thrown through a blender. They have horns, but their coat ends abruptly at the waist.

The voice pauses. "You speak cook? Good, I am in need of a new one."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403304

"Indeed. Don't forget I owe you that drink."
And into the portal I'll go.

Chip(DD knight) 403305

I grimace at the bodies.

I then nod to LightHeart.
"Is there a way to close the door again? Whatever is sealed back here is sealed for a reason."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403306

Roll my eyes, but walk inside with the two shadows and take a look at this pony… Donkey… Whatever I'm talking to.
"I'm a cook of souls."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403307

"… That is… odd."
I turn to Chip and Tony
"I wonder how they died…
From what I saw, their hearts were ripped out. A common sacrificial practice by Tirekians and Nightmare Moon worshipers."

Tony [Trickster] 403309

"Well we're in Tireks territory supposedly right?"

Tela [Spellsword] 403310

Follow him
"Shit yeah!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403311

I nod
"Indeed. But I have never seen such creatures before. And they tend to sacrifice on altars, not in random places in hallways."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403312

"Yeah, you'll be fine on your own from now I guess. Catch you later!"
Fly back to the apocethary or what.

Wf+6 403313

You're back on the other side of the Psi Three Relay.

There's a large female pegasus perched inside a huge mortar.

You've returned.

Chip(DD knight) 403316

"Then that means we are near to the source of this time loop."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403317

Shoot her a glance, but let her go.
Raise a brow.
"Are you dinner?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403318

"Hey there. Did as you asked. It didn't actually take this long, just took a small detour afterwards."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403321

And the door's shut, of course. Has anything changed since I was last here? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 403323

"Let's keep going then."
Keep going. What's at the end of the hall?

Wf+6 403324

She points a pestle at you.

"This is my aircraft. Don't make me beat you. I will. Eh heh heh heh heh."

"The letter?"

Not a thing.

Well, maybe a little less air.

Another turn, this time to the right.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403327

"Tela, is that hole in the wall still there?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403328

"I believe we should wait for reinforcements, mister Tony. Just in case we run into something hostile."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403329

"Oh, right, here you go."
Give her that thing he gave me.

Tony [Trickster] 403330

"Fair point. But how are those reinforcements going to get past the airless hall?"

Tela [Spellsword] 403331

"Yeah, but the bodies clogged it. Dainty Dove and I had to run around opening doors to get some Fucking air into this place again."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403334

"Miss Tela was only going to resurrect mister Curry, then come back. She can utilize her bubble spell to move through the airless hall like we did before."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403335

"Fine. This is your aircraft."
Take said pestle.
"I am here to talk about the veil. Ponies told me this was the right place."

Chip(DD knight) 403336

I shrug.

"Ooohh so we can transport everyone to here, why dont we start now?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403337

"Grand. Let's not waste any time, then."
And that door should open easily, since Light Heart fixed it.

Wf+6 403338

She doesn't let go of the pestle.

"It's true. I know a thing or two about the dead. Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

Wf+6 403339

It does open easily!

Looks like someone mucked with those bodies, though. The next room has no air, and the air in the previous room rushes out toward the hole.

Felfire [Necromancer] 403340

Well neither will I.
Do I sense anything, through said pestle?
"Then you are not alone."
Bring my shadows to bear.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403342

Oh bother.
There wouldn't happen to be any loose plating or anything around that could cover the hole, would there? '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Close the door behind me and run over to the door where I left from.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 403344

There's something magical about it.

"So what do you want, cook?"

Same answer as before, nope.

You should probably keep moving.

Tela has the right idea and moves on quickly.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403346

Then move along I shall.

Tony [Trickster] 403348

I sit down.
"Then we play the waiting game. So Light Heart, what's the first thing we're going to do when we find out how to control this stuff."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 403350

Am I really that boring

Light Heart [Warlord] 403353

"My, we would take some days off and have some fun, of course."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403354

"Knowledgence lady. I have a large appetite."
Smile at her.
"And this mortar of yours…"
Try to seance with it.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 403355

"That would be nice." I grin.

Wf+6 403356


"Good. That saves me some time, which I appreciate, since it's already deep into the afternoon."

>Failing a seance

"Okay, but I want to eat your firstborn."

You and Tela regroup with the others.


Tony [Trickster] 403358

"I could use some fun definately."

Felfire [Necromancer] 403359

"I'm sterile."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403360

"Ah, mister Curry. Miss Tela. How nice of you to rejoin us. We managed to get through."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403362

"So I see. A pity about the hole, though."

Tela [Spellsword] 403363

"Yeah yeah, good fucking job.
That fucking hole opened again!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403364

"As we are aware, yes. Very unfortunate indeed. But at the very least we made significant progress."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403370

"Everyone's still in one piece, though, correct?"
I'll look to Spring, Summer, and Skylight, and breathe a little in relief once I see they're safe.

Light Heart [Warlord] 403371

"Of course, mister Curry."
I chuckle
"You don't doubt my abilities, do you?"

Chip(DD knight) 403373

"So what will you do with your days?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403374

"No, but being dead has given me a little more perspective on the important things."
And that I am indeed, a failure.

Tela [Spellsword] 403378

"The craziest shit imaginable."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403384


Light Heart [Warlord] 403385

"I am not quite sure, to be fair. We shall see, I suppose."

"It tends to do that, yes. Perhaps now you can view things more easily from my perspective."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403389

"I can appreciate your view, miss Heart. But my dying only reinforced what I already knew. That I need to work harder."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403390

"Or simply enjoy life more often."

Chip(DD knight) 403392

Can I also hear Curry?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403394

I'll shake my head a little.
"It seems that I ended up in the garden of failures, miss Heart, barred from Luna's presence."
I should hope so, since you're in the same place as Light Heart.

Light Heart [Warlord] 403396

"And yet here you stand once again."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403400

"Only because Tela thought me worth bringing back with any haste. To be honest, I didn't expect to come back so soon."
I'll nod to her and the others.
"But I did expect to come back."

Light Heart [Warlord] 403405

"Hmmm, indeed."
I take out a doubloon and flip it over to Tela.
"As promised, I provide for my associates."

Tela [Spellsword] 403407

I take it and bag it

Tela [Spellsword] 403414

"So uh… what's it like? To die?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403415

"Well, one moment there was the excruciating pain of my lungs exploding, and the next I woke up in a dark, wooded area."
I'll look around a little.
"Did… did Emrille not make it?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 403416

"Absolutely dreadful."

Tela [Spellsword] 403417

"Shit… my lungs took a nasty fucking hit as well… I almost died but Summer saved my ass."
I look away
"And no… I don't know where the fuck her body went. Maybe she managed to fly her way to safety or some shit. Or maybe she just got reset again by this timeloop horsecrap. Or… she's a red spot somewhere in Reptil right now… Fuck."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403418

"Hope for the best, Tela. Emrille's too much of a pain in the rear to die easily."

Tela [Spellsword] 403419

I let out a half-hearted snort
"Yeah… Guess she is."

Chip(DD knight) 403420

"Its good to hear every pirates are safe, at least we are still sticking together eh?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 403421

"Indeed. Glad you decided to join us, mister Chip. Business go well in town, then?"

Chip(DD knight) 403422

I grin.and lightly scratch my legs.
"It goes well, very well. indeed."
"But after that, we have an obligation so me and Seek jumps in the portal. Good and bad things happened but at least we are here."

Wf+6 404677


"It's an expression! Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

Light Heart [Warlord] 404681

Right, let's press onward.

Poor Soil [Spellsword] 404682

"So you want something big from me, uh?"
Smirk. Take a look around the room without letting go of the pestle.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 404683

Sion 404684

Follow LH.

Tony [Trickster] 404685

Tela [Spellsword] 404686

Yes, follow the leader

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404687


Chip(DD knight) 404688

Follow LH
"Wait, are we not going to wait for the others?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 404689

"Miss Emrille is most likely dead, I'm afraid. Not to worry, we will bring her back."

Wf+6 404690

She jerks it away from you, which is distracting.

"What do you want, exactly?"

After the bend, the hallway ends in a door ahead.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404692


"So… could you appreciate it by maybe, y'know, making a deal?"

Chip(DD knight) 404693

I nod and held my cut off paws.

Can I see any traps or any architectural interest nearby?

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Felfire [Necromancer] 404694

"Knowledgence on tartarus, and on shadow magic.
Those are my fields…"
Keep lookin'

Roll #1 5 = 5


Approach the door with care and open it slightly, peeking through.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 404698

Not going to ruin it by rolling.
Just wait behind LH.

Wf+6 404701

"On what, exactly? Headache medicine?"

This hallway is quite simple. There are no traps here, and it leads directly to a door. There's a similar maintenance plate by it like Light Heart pulled off the first door, but this one doesn't seem jammed.

There's a metal door off to the right. This one is distinct from others in that it looks heavily reinforced.

There are two of those strange creatures carrying heavy objects to stack in front of another door.

A third, distinct from the others in that he's wearing some sort of cloak, is working at some sort of panel nearby. There are windows like the ones from the first hall, but they look out on the town at different angles.

Felfire [Necromancer] 404703

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404704

Look around, then flutter up on the counter.
"Nope. I need something more… specific."

Wf+6 404705

Most of the stuff in this cabin looks mundane. The rest you can't make sense of.

"I know a bit. How long do you have?"

Be patient.

"Go ahead."

Chip(DD knight) 404706

I whisper to LH
"What do you see?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 404707

Pull back and whisper what I saw to the party.
"Be ready for battle."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404710

"I need a love potion."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404711

One of the few other things I'm good at. Excellent.
And I'll ready my trident.

Tela [Spellsword] 404712

I nod and unsheathe my sword.

Tony [Trickster] 404713

Go in stealth '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 404715

Pretty sneaky.

"Hmm… how strong does it need to be? How subtle?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 404716

I should still be here too, but Summer is being awfully quiet…

Chip(DD knight) 404718

I grit my teeth as I handled my weapon one handed.

Light Heart [Warlord] 404719

"Let me do the talking."
I turn back to the door and open it, stepping inside with a smile.
"Greetings, noble creatures."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404721

"I want it to be strong enough… Y'know, to give real love, but I need it to be as subtle as it gets. None of that suspicious, instant-fuck bullshit. Like it came naturally."

Chip(DD knight) 404726

I nod to her.

Wf+6 404764

The two at work moving heavy objects continue their labor. The third, not turning from the monitor to face you, remarks,

"Stand back, mortal. All outcomes from this engagement have been calculated. Your approach was an inevitability. Your comprehension, unnecessary. Return through the Psi Three Relay and spare yourselves the indignity of death."

Wf+6 404767

"I can do that… but it would be expensive. The ingredients are not easy to come by."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404769

"Mhm. I guess you could consider I did you a favor already, couldn't you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 404770

"I see."
I sit down casually looking around.
"I could not help but notice a lot of your deceased comrades in the hallway. What happened?"

Wf+6 404775

"You will understand soon."

The room begins to shake as the other door begins to bend inward. Relentless pounding detaches the hinges, but the now quite-large pile in front of the door holds it in place.

"Even if I work for free, you'd have to cover the ingredients."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404777

"How much?"
Flip out a doubloon.

Chip(DD knight) 404778

"Whats happening?!" I ask LH

Chip(DD knight) 404779

what is happening to the room btw?
engineerign etc

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Tela [Spellsword] 404780

"The fuck? Dainty, what's going on!?"

Tony [Trickster] 404782

Oh shit.

Light Heart [Warlord] 404783

Walk over to the monitor the third guy is using and look at the screen.

"I am not quite sure."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404784

"I think… the room is collapsing in on itself. And they're resetting the day so that they don't die with it."

Felfire [Necromancer] 404786

"Until evening. I feel… Pressed for time, for some reason."


"Fuck that!"
Bubble myself!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 404797

It's experiencing shakes as a result of impacts on the door.

"Eight of those."

They're not monitors, they're windows. They're observing different points of Reptil at different times of day.

The centermost window is observing somewhere… else. It's raining, and dark. There's a castle in the distance.

"Stand back, mortal."

Wf+6 404799


Emrille [Gunslinger] 404800

"How about six?"

Tony [Trickster] 404803

Jump into the room as well then.
Are those guys still carrying heavy crates?


Inspect what it is observing. Which castle is that exactly? Do I recognize it? Or the style it's built in?

Roll #1 5 = 5


"I don't fucking like this… what is this shit?"
What kind of items are there in this room? What are those crates they're carrying?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 404813

Stand on my spot and ready my weapon.

Wf+6 404814

"The cost of the materials is eight. I can't take such a big loss – and besides, I appreciate the favor, but it's not like it was a big deal. I could have kept that fat on ice and delivered it later."

Sure are!

The style is a patchwork assortment. You recognize Prench and Gothic styles, but also some modern as well.

"And what do you have for trade with an old mare?"


There are probably twenty or thirty of them stacked by that door.

The door is now completely broken free, and something is ripping away at the lead boxes.

Light Heart [Warlord] 404817

I turn to the cloaked one
"Please, what is your name? Which castle is this and why are you observing it?"

Tony [Trickster] 404818

"So why are you carrying lead? That's pretty weird, even in a place like this."

Felfire [Necromancer] 404819

"I wouldn't know. Does this old mare accept filthy gold?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404820

I sigh.
"Fine… but you promise this is the best quality stuff? No fuckups? Subtle, working thing, no side effects?"

Chip(DD knight) 404821

I whispered to the two.
"Are we going to jump them or what?!"

Tela [Spellsword] 404822

I turn to one of the carriers
"Fuuuck, what the hell is attacking those boxes!?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404824

"I can wager that it's not going to help us either."

Tela [Spellsword] 404825

"Then what the fuck do we do!?"

Wf+6 404827

"It won't matter, soon. The lead is only a delay tactic. You should leave before you die."

The box wall begins to collapse. Whatever's behind it is about to emerge.

"Only the best."

"What am I gonna do with gold? Go into town? Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh."

"They are delaying the entrance."

Tela [Spellsword] 404830

"Right! I'l fucking out!"
Run the hell away from here!

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404831

"Alright, and what, exactly, is on the other side of that door? And won't it kill you all as well?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404832

"Any guarantees or something?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 404833

Laugh back, openly.
"Same thing I thought. So I'm just looking for some way to dump all this and make it worth.
Truth is, other than my friends and my knowledgence, I have nothing.
Even my old mentor left me, now."


"Miss Skylight, please protect yourself."
Skyly uses PB on herself.

"Well then…"
One last look around the room?

Roll #1 5, 10 = 15

Wf+6 404839

"Not permanently."

You're back in the hall. There is a reinforced door, a hallway to back where you came from, and a door to the dangerous room from here.

"It's subtle, which means the most important part – actually being loveable – is up to you. But if the POTION fails, money back guarantee."

"Maybe not. Eh heh heh heh heh heh."


There's a set of three buttons covered in something resembling glass on the control board. One is red, one is green, and one is blue.


Through the doorway, an enormous Stone Troll bursts through the door. Terrible runes are carved into its hide. It sends boxes flying.

The two creatures immediately withdraw and stand next to the cloaked creature.

The troll looks between your two groups. Which to charge?


Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 404840

The lot of you. Everyone but Tela rolls against


Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 404841

Rolling '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 404842

For clarity, this is an agi save against an attack.

Felfire [Necromancer] 404843

"Oh yeah?"
Smile, settle down somewhere.
"Go, tell me. Is there anything you want?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404844

"Yeah, but, y'know, it can make a mare fall in love with me, right?"

Chip(DD knight) 404846


Roll #1 10 = 10



Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 404849


Roll #1 10, 2, 4 = 16

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404850

Time for Stronk Unicorn. '1d10' to dodge, '1d10' to hit it with my trident.

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


Uh… can I open the reinforced door?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 404853

Everyone evades the lumbering beast but Skylight. A huge fist comes down on her head, popping her bubble, but leaving her unharmed.

Curry, Chip, and Tony get +1 to their next roll.

There's a lever next to the door.

"It has to be valuable to you. That's the important part. I'm making a poultice to lure out changelings, and I need keepsakes to brew it."

"What other kind of love potion is there?"

Tela [Spellsword] 404855

Pull iiiiiiit!

Felfire [Necromancer] 404858

"Well that's a shame. But I do have an idea. Got a knife?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404859

So I wasted that ten, then. Yay.
Time to stab it in the face. Trident away. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404860

I shruged.
"I'm not the potion maker… Oh, and, shit, y'know, she's a doc and everything. It won't be just purged from magic, right?"

Tony [Trickster] 404862

Stabbing time.
Telegraphed Strike '1d10+3'

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

Wf+6 404864

>Wasted that ten
I shouldn't even give you a +1!

Light Heart [Warlord] 404865

I unload my pistols on it '2d10'
Skylight tries to look pretty while her bubble recharges
Wark can charge in to strike it down '1d10'
And Sitar can play a lovely battle tune to Inspire us '1d10'

Roll #1 3, 1 = 4 / Roll #2 4 = 4 / Roll #3 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404866

Shh, thank you. I'm dumb.

Chip(DD knight) 404868

I do get a plus on fighting large creatures right?
Attack the troll with my weapon in one hand.

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 404872

Where am I right now?

Wf+6 404874

"You'd need an antidote, not just healing magic."

The door slides apart.

"I do."

She shakes her pestle until it changes into a knife.

You stab through the mouth, and it retches in pain, then bites down on your trident and flings it across the room. You're disarmed!

You repeatedly punch holes in the porous rock that makes up the troll feet.

Wark gets beaten back in his advances, and when you misfire, he leaps over and takes the punch with his shield, sending him flying across the room and into a wall.

With Wark out of the way, you stare up at the towering monster, trying to hold your gun steady as a massive hand comes down on you. "POOOOOOONNNNNNAAAAAAAAYYYYY!"

Sitar plucks at his strings.

"If Celestia and Tirek decide that they both are satisfied,
Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs,
If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks,
Then I'll follow you into the dark."


Huge, but yes, it applies here, so that's a 5.

You sort of petition the troll with your cudgel, as if to say, "Hey, I'm also here."

He slaps your shit with the flick of a finger.

Wark: 0/7, 2/5
Light Heart: 2/5
Chip: 6/7

Fighting a stone troll with the others.

Felfire [Necromancer] 404876

"Wicked sick!"
"Cut these off!"
Lift up, for as much as I can, the copper-plated wings.

Tela [Spellsword] 404877

Peek in.
What's inside?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404879

"And I suppose it has to be specific too?"

Wf+6 404880

There's a barred room, like a jail. Inside, there's a pretty unicorn and a diamond dog, who is reclining on the prison bench, smoking.

With two expert slides, your wings come off.

Holy shit. At least the bleeding isn't too bad. Not many open vessels over there.

"Of course! This is starting to sound a little shady."

Light Heart [Warlord] 404881

Skyly Heals Wark! '1d10+1'
I try to find a weak point and shoot the troll there! Cheap Shot! '1d10+1'
More Inspire from Mister Sitar! '1d10+1'

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7 / Roll #2 1 + 1 = 2 / Roll #3 2 + 1 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404882

Right. Time to grab one of those lead boxes and use Earthen strike to hit it in the face. '1d10+1'

Roll #1 5 + 1 = 6


I hit the stone troll with a poison Trick Shot.

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 404885

I would bet, they were long dead.
"Gotta patch this up."
Find a bandage, or have the shadows find one, and pack me up.

Roll #1 10, 10, 4 = 24

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404886

I grin.
"Excellent. And don't you worry your little head, the customer is always right, right? I'll take one."

Tela [Spellsword] 404887

I run up and try to get as close to them as possible
"Hey… hey you two! I remember you! We need your help! I'll get you out!"

Tony [Trickster] 404889

Go into Stealth '1d10+1'

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 404892

I grunt back and try to attack the troll again.

Shit protect Miss LightHeart

Protect on lightheart.

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Wf+6 404907

She gets him up, at least.

You're about to get pretty stoned when Chip jumps in the way to take the blow.

Sitar sings,

"She packed my bags last night, pre-time reset
Zero hour: Nine AM.
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then."

That… sure was something. He flies about high as a kite as he gets smacked out of the way by the troll. You think you hear him yelling about being a rocket stallion.

You clip his shoulder, and the bolt skips harmlessly.

He slaps you away. "NOOOOOOO BIRD!"

Fervored lovingly helps you bandage yourself. It would be perfect if Magenta wasn't staring at you with a shit-eating grin.

She prods at them. "If you think they'll work, eh, we'll see! Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

"Alright then…"

Transaction complete.

He takes a drag on his cigarette.

Illusive Guy: "I've been helping you for some seven hundred years now."

There's a key hanging on the wall. You wonder why the unicorn didn't just levitate it over.

It smashes brutally in to the stone face of the stone troll.


You slide right in front of the stone troll and fire straight into his face. He groans and flicks your gun, sending it sliding across the room. You're disarmed! Kinda.

Chaos: 4

You jump in front of a shit-slapping slap, and take the worst of it, but your adrenaline keeps you up for now. Your return riposte goes unblocked.

Chip: 6/7, 7/7 (Delay: 7)
Light Heart: 2/5, 5/5
>Wark: 7/7, 3/5
>Skylight: 3/3, 5/5
>Sitar: 0/1, 1/5
Seekkill: 4/5, 5/5

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404909

And, time to light up my horn and pull my trident back into the fray. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 404910

I hit the troll with Touch of Life and direct the life to Sitar.

Roll #1 1, 1 = 2

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404911

Smirk and put it safely away.
"Thank you~
One more thing. How should I apply it? Y'know, can I mix it into something?"

Tony [Trickster] 404912

"You stupid animal."
Drunken Swipe '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 404914

Try to focus and steadied my feet, then attack it again.

Roll #1 5 + 2 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 404915

Shoot him again! '2d10'
Skylight should heal Sitar! '1d10'
Wark charges at the troll again '1d10'

Roll #1 3, 9 = 12 / Roll #2 3 = 3 / Roll #3 6 = 6

Summer 404916

Prayer of Healing!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 404917

With him here I can take any grin. And Magenta never meant ill anyway.
"I loved'em. Must have been the shine they had."
And look at them go.
"So, how does this pestle work?"


Oh this looks great.
Heal Sitar first.

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Tela [Spellsword] 404921

"What the fuck is attacking those creatures!? Who are those things!?"

Wf+6 404927

"If you have to mix it, it is very important that you don't mix it into anything acidic. Use a base."

Skylight does no harm, but she doesn't get him any better either.

You put a sharp piece of metal in its eye, which makes it stomp in rage, before smashing you in response to your other shot going wide. Wark is forced to intervene.

Wark chips away at the base.

You scrape your blade across its legs.

Chaos: 6

As the trident returns to you, it clashes along the troll's back, chipping away at the stone.

You grip the cold stone and wait for the flow of life.

…Where is it? You search and search, and slowly realize you're pouring your own essence into the beast, healing it! You tear away, sickened, as he smashes you away.


This is actually just a +1.

You repeatedly strike the stone leg of the troll, cracking it slightly.

Your adrenaline fades, and you suffer the weight of that block.

As moonlight slowly surrounds, you, it catches the eye of the troll. Inside his eyes, moonlight is quickly replaced my murder, and he tears after you, giving you a bashing slam smash. It isn't pretty.

He looks like he's feeling a lot better, but the troll flicks your horn, making it sting. You're silenced for one turn.

Chip: 0/7, 5/7
Light Heart: 2/5, 5/5
>Wark: 4/7, 3/5
>Skylight: 3/3, 5/5
>Sitar: 1/1, 2/5
Seekkill: 0/5, 3/5
Summer Seas: 0/5, 4/5

Illusive Guy: "That's a Runed Stone Troll. What they don't realize now is that even if they're successful in destroying the stone epidermis, it will cause a large magical explosion. Their best bet is focusing on the Reapers."

"It's not the card, it's the dealer. Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh. Do you want to know about pestles or Tartarus?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404929


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404930

Help Summer up. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tela [Spellsword] 404931

"Those creatures? Should we just kill them? HURRY UP AND TELL ME!"

Chip(DD knight) 404932

Seeing Summer fall, I try to stand up, dont let that bastard hurt her again.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 404933

"Oh. So it's you… Well I'm short on time. Talk to me about Tartarus."


Heal her!

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 404935

I try to stand up.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Summer 404936

I try to stand back up!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 404937

Shoot it! More! More bullets! '2d10'
Skylight heals Chip! '1d10'
Wark keeps at it! '1d10'
Sitar plays another inspiring tune! '1d10'

Roll #1 4, 8 = 12 / Roll #2 1 = 1 / Roll #3 6 = 6 / Roll #4 1 = 1

Tony [Trickster] 404938

I grab my pistol again.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 404955

He takes another drag.

Illusive Guy: "You can't kill the Reapers. Not permanently, anyway. But that's not important. You should try to get the key to the emergency controls while the troll is distracted. Press any of the three colored buttons, which you press doesn't matter. Whatever you do, though, don't make a deal with them. You should end the time loop right now."

"Milk of magnesia, baking powder, corn syrup…"

You try to dash over to help her, but the troll slams down a fist, cutting you off and shaking you up.

He takes a deep breath and expels a huge gust that knocks you back against a wall.

"I'll teach you some basic Tartarian…"

Want to spend the rest of the night learning?

You are silenced. You help her up (8) instead.

You're up, too.

Momma helped.

"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly, I'm not half the stallion I used to be,
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly."

The song makes you regret even coming through this relay in the first place…

Negative Inspire.

Wark gets beaten up, bruised, and abused protecting Sitar, but manages to get a couple hits in. The troll is looking unstable…

The troll gives you a half-hearted shit slapping before you shoot him in the other eye. He groans in rage, and lashes out at Rosemary. The interruption causes her to magically shock Chip.

You combat roll to your pistol, jerk it up, and get off a couple shots, causing the troll to topple onto its back. The whole station shakes.

Chip: 0/7, 3/7
Light Heart: 0/5, 4/5
>Wark: 0/7, 1/5
>Skylight: 0/3, 2/5
>Sitar: 1/1, 2/5
Seekkill: 5/5, 3/5
Summer Seas: 5/5, 4/5
Curry: 4/5, 5/5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 404959

"Uh… so those are the things to mix with or not?"


"Right! Cheers!"
Run back to the room and rush over to those buttons, pressing the RBG '1d3' one!

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

Chip(DD knight) 404961

my hair stands up from that shock.

Okay try to stand up.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 404962

But I've spent two days learning tartarian already! Oh well.
Let's do this.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 404965

Go help Skyly up. '1d10-1'

Roll #1 8 - 1 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 404966

"The fuck are you doing?"
I say as I aim for the troll.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 404967

I fly over and try to hit it with touch of Life to heal Chip again.

Roll #1 2 - 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 404970

Rosemary is not here! Although I wouldn't mind seeing that pretty smile of hers about now…
Everybody gets up! '3d10-1'
Except for Sitar, who plays another song '1d10-1'

Roll #1 2, 1, 3 - 1 = 5 / Roll #2 5 - 1 = 4

Tela [Spellsword] 404974

"ending this fucking shit!"

Tony [Trickster] 404977

"The troll is over there"

Summer 404981


Roll #1 5 = 5


Heal Chip!

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Tony [Trickster] 404986

Meh whatever then.
Drunken Swipe '1d10-1' on the Troll.

Roll #1 9 - 1 = 8

Tela [Spellsword] 404990

"the troll doesn't matter! we need a emergency key and press these buttons!"

Chip(DD knight) 404993

"Then go for it press the keys!"

Wf+6 405015

"Those are safe. Don't mix with acids, like orange juice, or cherries, or lemons. Fruit in general is a bad idea. Wine, too."

They are behind some sort of "glass". You call it class because it is a see-through crystalline mineral, but it looks a lot sturdier than glass.

The cloaked Reaper holds up a clawed hand. "Stand back, mortal. These buttons would end the time loop permanently. That is undesirable for all of us. There is an alternative answer. We can reset the time loop from inside of this structure. This would, effectively, double our gains in the suffering of the Reptilians, and save your mortal lives. We just need to kill a foal."

Do you want to learn something else about Tartarus? Better speak up.

You're up. (6)

She gives you a weak smile as you hoist her. "T-thanks, brother."

The troll groans with relief as you heal him with your life energies.

He grabs you and forces you onto his shoulder and commands you, "GOOD BIRDY. YOU STAY AND FIX HURTSIES."

He rips into you (1)
Into Wark (0)
Skylight is already up.

It's brutal. Blood and bones go everywhere!

Sitar is too stunned to play a song, and gets crushed under a giant stone foot.

Just as you're charging up, he smacks your face. Ouch!

Negatively inspired (10), still crits.

With a glowing burst of holy light, Chip is as good as new. And he even regrows a tooth! It shines.

You do your best drunken master impression and slashes up the distracted troll.

Chip: 7/7, 7/7
Light Heart: 0/5, 1/5
>Wark: DED
>Skylight: 3/3, 2/5
>Sitar: DED
Seekkill: 0/5, 2/5
Summer Seas: 4/5, 4/5
Curry: 4/5, 5/5

Light Heart [Warlord] 405020

Skylight… Heal me '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 405021

"Crap… those would have been good. Does it colour water? Have a taste? Really, I thought it'd be easier to administer."

Wf+6 405026

"Colorless and tasteless."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 405027

I try to get up again.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 405028

"What's your name?"
Well, how to never fail at it would be good!

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 405031

"Couldn't leave my sister in trouble, now…"
And then help up Light Heart. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


"Fuck you!"
Where is this key that guy mentioned? Where the fuck is it!?

Roll #1 7 = 7


Heal Seekkill!

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Sol 405035

Heal Miss Light Heart!

Roll #1 3 + 5 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 405036

"You better start talking right now."
Cheap shot one oof the reapers

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 405037

I smirk.
"That does make it easier… it's still weird to just give somepony a glass of water, isn't it?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 405038

Fuck. Right.
Forgot that's only for out of combat.
And name.

Chip(DD knight) 405041

"Thanks Spring." ready my weapon.

Fuck this, attack the troll again goddamnit and put it down.

Protect Spring.

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Wf+6 405043

It's hanging on the inside of his cloak.

He sees you eying it. "I know what you're planning, mortal. You can't get this key. I have calculated all outcomes. To challenge me would be illogical."

"Usually people just ask their spouse to drink it to rekindle their relationship. But I guess you have a schoolyard crush?"

Wf+6 405044

"Baba. And yours?"

Tela [Spellsword] 405047

I turn to the party
"Retreat! Retreat you fuckers!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 405049

"I need but a moment to get up first!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 405052

"You could say that. I think giving somepony a glass of water out of the blue would be suspicious still."

Sylt 405061

"I'm Felfire. Average screw up in a boat filled with master necromancers."

Wf+6 405068

He kicks you while you're down.

She heals you, and you feel a little better… at least enough to stand. She gives you an apologetic look.

"Miss Heart… they got the others…"

She just gives you a sad stare. (Light Heart is already up, moving your roll to help Seekkill instead.)

The troll tries to punch you, but Chip takes the blow.

You take Spring's hit, and suppress one of the troll's arms.

You get a kick in the gut for your efforts.

You cheap shot a reaper, and it doubles over in pain. You get jabbed in the stomach by the claws of the other nearby reaper, who attacks unopposed.

The final reaper also rips into you, attacking unopposed.

Chip: 7/7, 7/7 (Delay 2)
Light Heart: 5/5, 2/5
>Skylight: 3/3, 2/5
Seekkill: 5/5, 1/5
Summer Seas: 3/5, 4/5
Curry: 4/5, 5/5
Tony: 0/5, 3/5

Chaos: 10

"Eh heh heh heh heh heh… Okay, let's work, then. Maybe we can make you less of a screwup."

You spend the rest of the night learning the transmundane. If you remember this, it will surely help your performance rolls.

"Absolutely. Shady, too."

The reaper replies: "Retreat is wise."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 405072

"I bet you churned out potions like this before. What's the secret?"

Tony [Trickster] 405075

Get the fuck up. I'll kill them '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 405076

If. Sounds lovely. But I do have another reason to treasure this day.
Gimme a shout when it's nine o'bong.

Chip(DD knight) 405077

"Retreat!?! Seriously?! Right now!!"
I try to back off a little while protecting Spring.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 405078

I try to Touch of Life the troll to heal myself.

Roll #1 5, 6 = 11

Light Heart [Warlord] 405081

"Do not worry, miss Skylight, we will bring them back."
To hell with this, shoot the cloaked one. '2d10'
"Everypony, we need that key. Get it."

Skylight should heal herself '1d10'

Roll #1 7, 1 = 8 / Roll #2 2 = 2

Wf+6 405082

"Having a partner that doesn't mind love enhancing drugs."


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 405084

Help Tony up. '1d10' I can ask Skyly about that look later.

Roll #1 7 = 7


Heal Tony!

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 405087

Roll my eyes.
"Yeah, I need a headstart, y'know. Build up from scratch."


Attack the one with the key! We need that!

Roll #1 6 + 1 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 405089

If, in the meanwhile, I can have some conversation…
"Why did you settle here?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 405090

I help her heal Tony!

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Tela [Spellsword] 405091


Chip(DD knight) 405096

I raise my weaopon at the troll
"What?! How?! Its killing us?! Why not fight back!!?"

Tela [Spellsword] 405098

"If it dies, it'll fucking explode! Get that fucking key off of the cloaked bastard and we can end this shit!"

Chip(DD knight) 405100

I nod to Tela and attacked the cloaked bastard try to get the key.


Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

Wf+6 410397

You get kicked while you're down.

You shoot him once, staggering him, but he closes the distance before you can fire again, slashing your throat as your shot goes far wide. You gurgle in pain as you collapse, but you see the Reaper grab Skylight's horn, and the glow fades.

"Healing magic. Useful. Adapting use to Reaper anatomy."

Reap: Skylight no longer has access to Heal.

The Reaper, taloned-hands now glowing with holy light, kicks down Skylight as well.

You pull him off the ground.

Another Reaper closes in and saps the spell from your horn.

"Physical regeneration magic. Interesting. Developing for core use under Reaper control. Calculations complete."

Reap: Spring Water no long has access to heal.

He finishes it off by kneeing you in the gut.

You charge him and he collapses, falling backward. "Your efforts are in vain. All outcomes have been accounted for. You cannot succeed."

With a faint glow of holy light, you restore a wound to Tony.

He's already down. You start to drill into him. "You cannot even begin to fathom what the consequences of pressing any of those buttons are. You are a tool of the Illusive Guy. Cease your foolishness."

You feel the dark power coursing through you as you pull life from the troll, pulling it into yourself. The troll finally collapses in pain, dying, and its runes begin to glow.


Everyone saves against explosions.

(Health display after saves.)

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410399

Oh bother. '1d10' to save Skylight.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas [Cleric] 410400

Oh no.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Sion 410403


Roll #1 2 = 2


Oh dear.
Me, Skylight, Wark and Sitar.

Roll #1 5, 1, 9, 5 = 20

Chip(DD knight) 410405

>pls rng

Roll #1 3 = 3



Roll #1 7 = 7



Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 410408


Roll #1 5, 8, 10 = 23

Summer Seas [Cleric] 410409

Can I just like
Prayer of Healing?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 410413

"Tell him you don't want him to get dehydrated playing hooforb."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 410414




Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 410416

Most boring necromancer reporting in.

Wf+6 410421

You get it bad. Blasted against the wall, and severe burns.

You're pretty far away with your guns, but the pressure change causes you to lose your footing and collapse. You vaguely see Skylight jerked away, and suddenly you notice that one of windows was blown out by the blast, and she's barely holding on at one of the thresholds.

Wark and Sitar are ded.

You're knocked off your feet.

The two of you, at long distance, are safe from the explosion.

This roll will be processed as though it were for the next turn, so it will receive a reply in my next post.

"Her, whatever. Don't bring your social justice stuff in here!"

You were chatting with Yaga.

Chip: 0/7, 4/7
Light Heart: 0/5, 1/5
>Skylight: DED
Seekkill: 5/5, 5/5 (AFK)
Summer Seas: 3/5, 4/5
Curry: 0/5, 2/5
Tony: 0/5, 1/5
Spring Water: 3/5, 5/5
Sateo: 0/5, 2/5


The first Reaper to be knocked down looks like it was killed by the blast. The second Reaper seems to have been safely far away, and the third – the cloaked one – rolls to his hooves and heals himself slightly.

"Your efforts are in vain. You cannot comprehend your goals. How can your efforts succeed?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 410423

"Why did you decide to settle here?"

Wf+6 410424

Correction: Skylight was killed by the blast, not blown out a window. This might be arguably better for you, because there is no window open now.

I didn't count until AFTER writing responses.

Wf+6 410425

"It beats living in town. Eh heh heh heh heh."

Chip(DD knight) 410426

Focus and try to stand up.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410427

Up. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 410428

"Hmm… any other useful stuff you have?"


All my followers dead… This is going to cost me money.

Oh well, at least Rosemary is safe. Get up.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 410431

"Here… Here in town, I meant. No big dream? No following a call to knowledge?"


"You piece of fucking shit!"
Help Tony up

Roll #1 5 = 5


Well this is great.
I help up Chip.

Roll #1 4 = 4


"I won't be quitting now.." get up

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas 410436

Oh joy.
I guess I curl up into a ball and cry after the failed PoH.

Sion 410437

Get up. '1d10'

"What is it this time?"

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tela [Spellsword] 410438

"Not you, dumbass!"

Wf+6 410444

They repeatedly kick you until you roll out the door, back into the hall.

Chip: 0/7, 1/7

You up now.

Blood and ash surrounds you on all sides… inside your lungs and on your hooves. You cough, and fail to stnad up.

"Plenty of ponies to help. Eh heh heh heh heh."

You try to safely cross the battlefield, but end up having to step around writhing comrades and it takes some time.

You follow him out into the hall, but pause a moment because you don't want to accidentally injure him further by touching him in an injured spot.

You breathe heavily and recline. Cheese whispers,

You have to be careful. Explosions aren't good. Are you okay?

"Healing array magic. Wide application for use. Must add to arsenal. Reap commencing."

Reap: You no longer have access to Prayer of Healing.

You catch a breather, sweating, from your vantage collapsed on the ground.


The two reapers heal themselves with their acquired skills.

"The immediate threat is passed. Surrender or retreat. You don't understand your goals. Your actions are illogical."

Felfire [Necromancer] 410449

Nod slowly.
"Why did you… Why do you help them to begin with? Not like you know them…"

Chip(DD knight) 410450

Cough blood and just lie there on the floor waiting for someone to help me.


Try again then.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Summer Seas 410453

Yeah just fuck that.
Rolling not to have a complete breakdown.

Roll #1 10 - 3 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410454

"You killed my sister, you've killed who knows how many others. I can't let you live."
Earthen Strike the one who reaped Summer's spell. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5


Get Chip up!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sion 410458

Try to get up again then. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4


Get Tony's doggy ass up already!

Roll #1 2 = 2


Aye bucko, but what can I do. Can I get up now?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 410461

Wf+6 410471

You are emboldened by your faith. In your darkest hour, you remember what's most important: it's not about one petty fight, or your personal aspirations. You know that Luna will protect you with all of her power. And so, you stand, once more bravely unto the fight, an inspiration and symbol of courage in this dark and dreary hour. You are the beam of moonlight the cuts through the oppressive dark! The stars the cut through the clouds at night! The great vine that conquers even the mightiest oak! You are Summer Seas, and you will not give up hope!

"Mortal passing is meaningless and unstoppable. She would have expired in a short period from old age regardless of our intervention. Her death was caused by your foolish failure to retreat from the Stone Troll. Your actions will only result in others you care about dying. You cannot begin to comprehend your own actions, much less ours. Retreat."

As you close, the cloaked one catches your arm.

"Earth magic. Manipulation of minerals to create powerful carapace. Mitigates damage to own hoof, while multiplying it on victim. Useful. Reaping."

Reap: You no longer have access to Earthen Strike.

You hold out a hoof to help him up, but he pulls you down. Ouch.

Looks like he's feeling too shell-shocked to get up. He's a limp noodle.

"Are you prepared to retreat yet?"

You normally wouldn't, but Cheese's urgings help you to your paws.

You can't die here. We can't.

Wf+6 410472

You still down."

"It doesn't really matter. Eh heh heh heh. Sometimes it's more interesting that way."

Felfire [Necromancer] 410475

"Right. So you are so powerful you don't have to… You know…"
Fidget a bit with my hooves.
"Fear them, right?"


Keep trying then.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Tony [Trickster] 410477

Shell-shocked? ME?
Get up '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9


Just… Get up and then get him up as well.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 410479

"Thanks, Tela. But I'll get up."
I say with a grin.


"You get fucked, asshole!"
Charge at him and stab his ass!

Roll #1 2 + 1 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 410485

I give a weak smile as she tries her best, hey dont just let her do all the work.
I try to stand up with Springs help.
>pls rng

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410487

Now I'm just angry. Trident to his face, propelled by my mighty hooves. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sateo [DD monk] 410489

"Reaper. where is ye captain?"
'1d10' to NR myself

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 410490


I go help Light Heart up.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 410492

"Maybe. I don't know! But I think they think so. Eh heh heh heh heh."

Inspired by Summer's bravery, you stand.

It's just too much… a moment more of breather.

He grips your blade with a hand and jerks it away before slashing you.

"Your actions are illogical. Go and live instead of dying here, mortal."

You work your way to your paws.

He sidesteps. "Your weakness has been pinpointed. Camaraderie weakens your resolve."

He uses an Earthen Strike to punch through the floor, and the room begins to decompress, moving everyone – particularly those still down – toward the hole in the floor.

The cloaked one speaks, "I head this vessel and serve Tirek directly."

At least you didn't burn yourself! He uses the downtime to heal himself.

You try, but she's pretty big compared to you!

Chip: 7/7, 1/7
Light Heart: 0/5, 1/5
Summer Seas: 3/5, 4/5
Curry: 4/5, 2/5
Tony: 5/5, 1/5
Spring Water: 5/5, 5/5
Sateo: 5/5, 2/5
Tela: 5/8, 6/6

In addition to your normal roll, make an additional roll to save against decompression dragging you out of the cabin.

"Flee before you suffocate, mortals. Can you be expected to follow the basics of self-preservation? You continue to attack in spite of not understanding what these buttons do. All of them are bad for you. You are pawns."

Wf+6 410493

CORRECTION: Chip and Spring don't need to save. They're in the hallway.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 410494

Oh noo.
I try to get Light Heart up again.

Roll #1 6, 3 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 410496

Nod firmly.
"I will be like you one day. Strong enough to be on my own. To settle down."
Look back at Fervored.


Oh jeez. Get up.

Roll #1 5, 8 = 13

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410498

"Even a pawn can take a King, you bastard."
And then I'll try and grapple that Reaper and take him into the hole with me. '2d10' first is to save against decompression.

Roll #1 3, 7 = 10


Oh yeah? Bubble myself! '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4 / Roll #2 6 = 6


Drag Summer out of there!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 410507

I attack one of the cloaked figures and put them down

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sateo [DD monk] 410508

"Reaper captain, tell us the truth: what do the buttons do?"
try to heal tela. '1d10'
cheese can ye get to the buttons

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 410510

"Calculate this"
Drunken Swipe the cloaked one. '1d10'
Anti-decompression roll '1d10'

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

Wf+6 410519

You grab him and you both get flung out into the void.

He speaks calmly, using the rest of the air in his lungs, "I cannot die. You can. Illogical."

He then grips you tighter as you float off into the void.

You rebubble yourself, and are jerked out the hole into the void.

You charge directly out over the hole and are sucked out into the dark abyss.

There's something covering them. If you can get the key or smash it… Yes.

"The red–"

Curry jerks him out of the vessel.

Your heal fails.

You go wide and are sucked out into the great dark along with the others.

You're up! And out. You fly out into the void.

You can't get close enough to Light Heart because she's no longer in the ship.

You get Summer back into the hall.

The Stone Troll's body (remnant) slides over the hole, ending the decompression. No need for more saves.

Reaper Leader


Sateo's fate: '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 410520

CORRECTION: Light Heart's 5 should be enough to stay on.

Sateo also stays on.

Add them to team NOT SPACED.

Tony [Trickster] 410521

"We'll see about that." If I can talk in space that is.
Shoot again at the Cloaked leader. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 410522

Can I pull anyone spaced in with my TK?

Roll #1 5 = 5


Right. Key. Where is that key?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 410524

Last ditch attempt to not get hammered into oblivion.
>rng will give me a 1

Roll #1 3 = 3


Craaap! Try to find that other hole we made in the base!

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410526

"Everyone can die."
And since he's not breaking the grapple, and I still have a precious few moments of air, I'm going to attempt to rip out his throat with my teeth. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7


Can we break the glass covering those buttons?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Sateo [DD monk] 410529

I stare at the void confused..
" what do th' buttons do? Can they stop 'tis madness?"
look for a key '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 410531

You try to shoot, but then remember you can't have an explosion without air, which means no firing your weapon. You black out.

Curry dragged the guy who had it out into space.

They've moved out of range, and you have no line of sight (the hole is covered by the stone troll's remains.

You're definitely in space.

You see it. It's far, far away.

You rip out his throat. He gives you a smug look as he bleeds out. You float off into eternity.

It's not quite glass. It's some kind of highly resistant see-through material. But you do smash it repeatedly until cracks start to appear.

The remaining reaper taps you on the 'shoulder'.

"That is a highly ill-advised action. Cease that."

You wander off into the ship and get a little bit lost. At least you didn't do something really stupid, like get sucked out a hole.

Sateo [DD monk] 410533

get back to the buttons. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 410534

Okay yeah.
Commence crying now.


Right. Shoot that Reaper.

Roll #1 1, 3 = 4


"Stand the hell back!"
Keep smashing!

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410540

Smug bastard. Though… didn't Tela say one of them had a key? It wasn't this one, was it?
Blindly search pockets and pouches for anything useful. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


I'm bubbled! Hah! See if I can grab that key and make my way over there fast!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 410542

Am I officially dead?

Wf+6 410545

You find the guy just as you asphyxiate.

The air pressure breaks your bubble as you try to move over.


More cracks appear.

He seizes both of your guns, disarming you, and fires into you twice at point blank. You're dead by far too wide of a margin to roll to save.

You sob miserably.

You wander through winding corridors and end up in the brig room. The Illusive Guy and his unicorn companion are there.


I scream in frustration as I see Light Heart get shot, pick up Summer and her body, then leg it out of there.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sateo [DD monk] 410547

"Ahoy there, the reapers have cast me mates into a void.. and I be lost.." I look sad "Can ye help Illusive man?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 410548

"So that… Shapeshifting objects thing.
Where did you learn it?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 410549

Can I just like
Help her run out somehow?

Roll #1 4 = 4


Fuuuuck! Cast it again! Or… just fucking try to make it there!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 410551

Deathgrip on the key. Maybe one day I'll float back into range of the station.
…Man, and now I'm going back to the garden. Oh wait, the garden! I can talk to those mushrooms finally!

Light Heart [Warlord] 410552

I don't suppose I go anywhere interesting when I'm dead?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412388

>"Maybe with some right incentive. I mean, I really love the way money shines too."
I'll shrug.
"Well, Emrille, how are you with a friendly wager?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412391

"I know you can't pay me.
With anything."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412394

"True, but I wasn't planning on wagering coin. Say we make small bets here and there. Should I win them, my debt is reduced, until it eventually is done away with completely. Should you win, I must perform a small, innocent, and above all harmless act. Be it standing in one spot on two hooves for fifteen minutes or so, or fetching you a drink."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412396

"I was about to ask if lending me your sister for fifteen minutes would count, but I remembered I'd have to talk that up with Light.
See, this is not very profitable for me.
You can reduce your dept and all I could get is you acting more idiotic than usual. Just on demand."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412401

I'll frown a bit.
"Do not joke about that, Emrille. I have made it quite clear to miss Heart that I would remove the limbs of any pirate foolish enough to think my sister an easy conquest. No matter who they might be."
I'll shrug slightly.
"Fine. How about this: Should I lose any such wager, fairly and without interference, then I would forfeit a percentage of my earnings from any mission the commodore sees fit to put me on to you."
I'll pause for a moment.
"There are, of course, conditions. Namely you cannot bet me to do something that I find morally repugnant, or impossible to do."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412403

"So… how much did you earn so far? You think you are a jobber?"
Let out a short laugh.
My eyes light up and I smirk.
"Although… I could bet you to make me money. One way or another."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412408

"I would have earned a similar wage as the rest of the dive crew for your 'job' at the Lunar temple. As for the Autumnsreach vault, what we took was pretty much our pay. And that found its way to your hooves anyway."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412411

"Oh, wait, I think I'm hearing this wrong…
Are you complaining about not being paid?
So you want to be a pirate and not just a prisoner who is forced? You want to be a jobber and get paid for robbing shit?"
Shake my head.
"Tsk tsk tsk, what would Luna say."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412412

I'll just give her a deadpan look.
"I am forced to use the tools presented, Emrille. I doubt I can pay off the debt by scrubbing the poop deck or pumping the bilges. At least, if I wish to within both our lifetimes."
I'll snort a little.
"As for robbery, that's a bit of an exaggeration."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412413

"Thank the fuck that you'll die before me."
I nod, glancing to the side.
"And you are right, robbery is such a strong word.
We didn't rob that bank either, we just took a surprise loan. Oh, and could you tell Spring and Summer I didn't kill those guy there either, just put them down for a nap."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412417

The deadpan stare will stay.
"Is being flippant some sort of defense mechanism for you, Emrille, or do you just honestly not care?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412419

Turn back to face him.
"What? I prayed for them and everything."
"And it was their fucking fault to begin with."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412421

"You don't strike me as the religious sort, Emrille. Not enough instant gratification, at least if you follow the deities on the upper end of the spectrum."
I'll rub my beard slightly.
"Miss Spring asked you to, didn't she?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412423

"Who else?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412432

"So it was not out of regret, but a desire to soothe miss Spring's temper and make her more receptive."
I'll shrug.
"How mercenary. But if you meant your prayers, then there's really nothing I can say."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412433

"There's really nothing you can say anyway. I mean, you know I don't give a fuck about how you 'judge' me, right?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412434

"True. And currently the only judgement I can make is that you're showing improvement, but that you need quite a bit more work. Especially if you wish to bring Spring around to get comfortable with casual skinship."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412435

"She'll come around. I know it. She has that look to her."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412437

"Just like I 'had that look' that I was somepony that would do harm to fillies?"
I'll raise an eyebrow.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412439

"No, you didn't want to harm fillies.
And that's different, shut up."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412442

"Different how? You just saw what serves you best at the moment. You don't like me and want Spring to stop associating with me? Obviously that means I'm some horrible monster dredged from the depths of a filly's worst nightmare, or so depraved deviant intent on despoiling the daughter she gave her life and livelihood to protect."
I'll shake my head again.
"How can you be certain how you're looking at Spring is what's really there, or what you want to be there?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412447

"Listen, I just know it, okay?"
"And what, are you suddenly expert of mares, huh? 'Seaweed Curry, professional mare expert'? You got all the bitches you wanted so far?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412448

"Considering I haven't really wanted any? I suppose so. And I know I more often than not end up with at least one hoof in my mouth when it comes to talking with mares, but at least I listen to what they say. And you can learn a lot by listening, Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412449

"Oh… Oooh, I get it. I get it. Well, should have known from the way you talk, really."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412452

"I'm not gay, either. So get that thought out of your head. I simply have not decided to pursue romance while I still have a job to do."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412454

"And before you found lil' Summer, your job was what?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412458

"Protect the shrine, get rid of the hydra, and keep the place tidy."
I'll sit down for a minute.
"After a time I'd likely try to find someone the same way my teacher found me. If they wanted to stay, and not be reunited with family, of course. I wouldn't forcibly tear a child from their family, after all…"
A dark expression will flit across my face for a moment, but then vanish.
"Unless it would be preferable to them for me to do so."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412459

"Mhm, preferable for them, so you can keep a kid locked away in an underwated dungeoun full of traps…
I see your point."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412461

"I had asked you to keep your mind out of the gutter, Emrille."
I'll just sigh.
"But we both likely know that the line of guardians would have ended with me, regardless. I lacked the skills of my teacher, so I would only be able to teach flawed, useless skills. What good is throwing a rock really hard, when you need to call upon the aid of plants, or listen to the chatter of fish?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412465

"See, there's your problem. Why the fuck would you want to throw rocks in the first place?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412471

"Because, with enough speed, they can sink small ships. Especially if they're big enough."
I'll just sigh.
"At the time, it seemed like a grand idea, and that all those other skills could just… wait. But then my teacher was gone, and I was left alone. And the things she could teach were lost."
I'll nod slightly to Emrille.
"Until the fleet pulled in. Now that I have a bit of the freedom to, I can learn those things I thought I had the time for but didn't."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412476

"Yeah, the fleet made me realize that there's more to shooting shit than shooting shit with fire and ice too. It's a great learning opportunity."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412480

"Speaking of which, that book master Abilio lent you about plants. Have you finished reading it already? Or has it fallen by the wayside in favor of wooing Spring?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412481

"Abilio was sort of occupied recently."
"Though I could imagine combining reading and Spring in a way…"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412486

"I had had a similar thought, back before we were at each others' throats. Though that was with a simple light spell that miss Spring and miss Seas decided to knock out in an hour while the rest of everyone was busy."
I'll shake my head.
"I suppose I'll have to see if I can't borrow that book as well, at some point, even if it is just for a basic light magic. Still, a book that's likely hundreds of years old and on plants might not be the most attractive read for miss Spring. She has admitted she's never been too fond of nature."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412492

"We clearly have different tracks of thinking."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412495

"You weren't thinking about sitting together with her and sharing a book? You'd probably be small enough to fit between her front hooves while she's laying down and still be comfortable."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412496

I scrunch.
"Shut up."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412504

I'll just shrug.
"You can't deny it would be rather cute."
Sighing slightly, I'll stand back up.
"Well, Emrille, it seems we've managed to make our way through a conversation without one of us threatening the well-being of the other. I think I'll quit while ahead. Try not to follow after Spring until she's ready for you? She's quite the demon to those who interfere with miss Seas's studies."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 412510

"Mhhm, I do intend to find a demon in her all right."
"And yeah, yeah, go away."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 412511

"Good day, Emrille. Pray like you mean it, and hurry up with that book. Abilio won't let anyone else use it until after you finish. I'm sure Spring or I can help with the hard words."
Chuckling a bit, I'll make my way off towards another part of the ship.

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