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PirateQuest: Chapter 4.7: Endless Evil Wf+6 425271[Last 50 Posts]

You are a pirate.

>>425259
The sun is about to finish setting. Dusk is imminent.

Onik is displaying her wings. The last joint is missing from them, rendering them completely incapable of flight.

>>425261
I forgot you're on day one, not two. No fire for you.

>>425262
"I shalln't be seen in your company."

Pain is a good thing. It breeds awareness and strength. If we did not have pain, we would not know when we are in need of medical attention, and even necromantic bodies can fall apart. It is a great strength of the living, not a weakness.

>>425266
Curry is forming a group.

>>425260
"Okay. Do you want your sister to come with us?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425274

>>425271
"If she wishes to come. She's likely been out on the town with Light Heart all day, though, so I don't want to exhaust her."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425275

>>425271
"The right ponies all know we are merely underlings serving the one true cause of unicorns."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425276

>>425271
How gruesome…
"I trust you have been able to entertain yourselves in my absence? I shall go to rest soon."

Wf+6 425277

>>425271
That italics reply should be to Felfire.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425279

>>425273
I'll just shrug.
"But, with the hydra dead and us traveling about, there's time enough for all those missed lessons and books. Which reminds me, how are you progressing with that one book? The one written in Tartarian?"

Sateo [DD berserker] 425280

>>425271
No fire? Okay. Take the deer to meet Smitts. Knock on his door or something.

Wf+6 425289

>>425274
'It is getting late… should I ask, or not?"

>>425275
"Are you insulting me?"

>>425276
Rosemary yawns. "I'm tired, too."

Wark shrugs, Stein looks tired. Onik has the same neutral look. Even Skylight looks a little worn.

>>425280
Hm… it seems his old office is empty.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425291

>>425289
I'll debate it for a moment.
"Yes, please. But if she's tired, she should rest instead."

Tony [Trickster] 425292

>>425289
Go into the Lucky 39.
What do I see inside?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425293

>>425289
"No… but I cannot be sure that you are of pure unicorn blood until Master Abilio can prove it… Miss?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 425295

>>425289
"Let us go rest then, I would like to be up and about early tomorrow."
Off to my cabin on the Sirocco I go.

Sateo [DD berserker] 425301

>>425289
You're kidding? Well, is there an officer around, or someone you know more impressive than a cabin dog that can explain what kind of deal this deer can get? '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 425304

>>425291
Mera goes up onto the ships…

>>425295
Before you can depart, Mera shows up.

"Skylight, we're going to go dress shopping. Do you want to come?"

Skylight looks to you briefly.

>>425293
"Hmph. I'll come. Speak no more."

She gets up.

>>425292
In spite of the name, which is in obvious reference to a roulette wheel, there are no such games of chance here. No dice, no roulette, no keno. There are a lot of card games going on, though.

This casino is extravagant. Gold leaf gilds most of the walls, and the floors are marble. Most of the main hall is filled with tables for gamblers to play cards.

>>425301
Smitts is around – just not in his cabin. He's finishing his assessment of the new ship, the Hourglass.

Tony [Trickster] 425306

>>425304
Is that Knave of Clubs guy around here?
Or Face?

Felfire [Necromancer] 425307

>>425271
Fervy… No. I want to lose this. This all. Please.
>>425279
"I learnt to actually read tartarian."
Giggle.
"Let's go to this shop, uh?"
>>425289
>>425304
Waitin'.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425308

>>425304
Nod, but say nothing.
Get up and start walking out of the estabilishment.
She is following, right?

Light Heart [Warlord] 425310

>>425304
Don't look back and keep walking.
"You may do as you please, miss Skylight. I will not be needing you for the time being."

Wf+6 425313

>>425306
Neither of them seem to be here, but it is still the dead middle of the night for you. You're feeling pretty tired, and the hall is mostly empty.

>>425307
All those in possession of great power have gone through great pain. I know you must have had a painful past, Felfire, but it made you a stronger pony.

>>425308
She is, at a distance.

>>425310
She shrugs and disappears with Mera.

>>425291
Skylight and Mera return.

Sateo [DD berserker] 425315

>>425304
Well, I'd like to go talk to him, "Ahoy Commodore. I have someone ye might like to meet."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425316

>>425313
Good enough back to the ship, to the office.
Knock on it.
"Master Abilio, I brought you a guest."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425317

>>425313
Right, off to my cabin I go.
"I hope none of you mind there is only one bed. I will see to it that there will be more as soon as possible."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425318

>>425313
I'll smile a little bit at Skylight as she decides to join us, and then idly scratch the remains of my beard.
"Well, it seems we're all here, then."
>>425307
"Well, that's certainly a good step forward. Learning new languages can be quite the experience."

Tony [Trickster] 425319

>>425313
Fine. I'll come back tomorrow.
Let's hope that casino is not on fire by then.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425320

>>425318
"Can we go now? Can we go now? Pleeease?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425321

>>425320
"Yes, yes, we're going. You and your mother have your funds, correct?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 425322

>>425313
This is… This is too much Fervy. We need to talk about it but not now.
Now, dresses.

Smile inwards.
>>425318
"Do you like taxes? That's what it sounds like."
Gather my bearings.
"Ready to go."
>>425320
Smile at that.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425323

>>425321
Do we?

Spring Water [Doctor] 425324

>>425321
"Yes we do."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425325

>>425322
>>425324
"Then let's be off!"
To the merchant's quarter.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425326

>>425325
Follow.
Raise a second shadow to keep unwanted ponies away.

Wf+6 425327

>>425316
"Come in."

He's still at his desk doing paperwork.

>>425315
"Ah. Deer. Don't see many of your kind. What brings you to us this evening?"

>>425317
Only Wark seems to grumble about this.

As you arrive, you find Keymaster working on your door.

>>425319
Let's hope. You return to the ships and dream chaotic dreams.

+1 Skill Point

>>425318
"So it would seem."

"Let's go! It's getting dark."

>>425322
Very well. But we will talk about it eventually.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425328

>>425327
Open the door and let the mare enter.
Once she is in, close the door behind her.
"Here she is."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425329

>>425327
… Huh?
"Keymaster? Can I help you with something?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 425330

>>425327
Tonight. Back on the ship. I promise.
So, are we there?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425331

>>425327
Are we there yet?

Sateo [DD berserker] 425332

>>425327
"He's a mighty talented deer, looking to get away from the forest so, I told im' 'there ain't any place farther from the forest than the seas', his kin don't seem to take kindly to the idea of im' wantin' his own way in life, ye see.." I look to see the deer's reaction.

Wf+6 425333

>>425328
When she enters, a large rock – really quite close to boulder territory, falls off of the ceiling and clocks her on the head.

"That was for someone else, but it worked."

She slumps over, unconscious.

"Thank you, Emrille. We will see if this ends up working."

He drags her unconscious body with telekinesis back to his personal chamber off the side of his office and shuts the door, then locks it, and returns to paperwork.

>>425329
"W'k'n'n br'n'n th' S'c'o i'th'fle'. W'us' e'ch'n'd doors."

>>425330
>>425331
You arrive.

>>425332
The deer gives an unflinching reaction.

Smitts shrugs. "If he wants in, he seems fine by me. Take him with you onto the Eagle's Roost."

The deer nods.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425334

>>425333
How nice. Enter the shop.
"Anypony around?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425335

>>425333
Smirk.
"Good fucking God I was waiting for her to get hurt. I'll leave you to work now then. Just one last thing… can you re-normalify my uniform? Last thing, I swear."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425336

>>425333
"I beg your pardon?"
I look to Wark, maybe he knows what he just said?

Wf+6 425337

>>425336
Wark, as the only one in your retinue (since you never got Sitar) with experience with the fleet, actually does know what he said.

"To bring a new ship inta th' fleet innit as simple as installin' a crew. They gotta ward doors 'n wha' have you. Ya ever notice how ya can't open an officer's door without permission?"

>>425335
He restores it. "I'm never going to finish my paperwork by tomorrow…"

Wf+6 425338

>>425334
No one is in the shop but just one assistant in the back by the register. It is quite late.

"Need help, mademoiselle?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425339

>>425337
"…I don't suppose I can help with that?"

Wf+6 425340

>>425339
"Afraid not."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425341

>>425338
I dart around and try to find something pretty!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 425342

>>425337
That's what I figured.
"Thank you, mister Wark."
Wait for the Keymaster to finish and thank him too, then enter and crawl into bed.

Spring Water [Doctor] 425343

>>425338
Lovely!
Although… dresses aren't really my forte. It's up to Summer.

Sateo [DD berserker] 425344

>>425333
I smile and take him to the Eagle's Roost. "See, Smitt's is a good guy. Are ya hungry?"
that's all there was too it?

Felfire [Necromancer] 425345

>>425338
"Yes. I need a dress. A personalized one. Call the owner."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425346

>>425340
Nod.
"Right, then I will leave you to work."
Leave.
I am ready for day two, I think

Wf+6 425347

>>425341
There are a lot of pretty things here. They range from the extravagant, like enchanted wares, to the simplistic, like a little yellow party dress.

>>425342
Rosemary joins you in the bed and wraps around you affectionately.

Onik also joins you in the bed after a moment of waiting.

Stein sort of watches awkwardly from a few feet away, unsure.

Wark takes up a corner and leans into it.

>>425344
More or less.

"What do you have?"

>>425345
"I'm afraid she's out for the night, miss."

>>425346
You return to your bunk.

Zzzzzzz….

Perception check.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425348

>>425347
Size the assistant up.
"How good are you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425349

>>425347
'1d10'?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425350

>>425347
I scratch my head.
"What should I get?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 425351

>>425347
Give Rosemary a kiss, then turn to the rest of the group
"Unless you would rather sleep on the ground, feel free to join us. It is quite comfortable, I assure you."
I chuckle

Spring Water [Doctor] 425352

>>425350
"Well… what do you want, sweetheart? Something flashy or… something… um… less flashy?"

Wf+6 425353

>>425349
Zzzzzz

You wake up in the morning. +1 Skill Point.

You also notice that someone seems to have slipped you a teddy bear in the night, and you ended up hugging it in your sleep.

Stupid pranking pirates.

>>425348
"Only ze best, mademoiselle."

>>425351
Stein eventually snuggles under the covers. You are going to have to forcibly dunk him in the water at some point if you want to keep your sheets clean at night…

Wark maintains his spot in the corner, though.

Three mares and a ram in a bed. But it's roomy. It could comfortably fit at least one more person.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425354

>>425353
I suppose since this is a dress shop, there's nothing for stallions. But I suppose I can browse anyway. Are there any that would look nice on Mera or Skylight? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 425355

>>425353
"I meant you as you. Could you tail something up?"

Wf+6 425356

>>425354
There is a sun dress made out of rays of sun.

There is a flowing dress made of prismatic scales.

>>425355
"Of course, mademoiselle."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425357

>>425353
Blink a few times.
What?
Who would even…
Ah, nevermind.
Put the teddy bear away anyway
Let's see, get dressed and nice, then head off to Showroom K!

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425358

>>425352
"A simple dress that could double for fancier things might be good as well. Durability is also a good thing to consider, since there's not much call for lace and frills on a ship."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425359

>>425356
"Well… Get me something plain, black, with a tricorne and a mantle for my shoulders. Something good for sea."
Point at Summer.
"And find something pretty for that kid."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425360

>>425353
I nuzzle Rosemary for a moment, before looking over to Wark.
"Master Wark please, there is no need to be quite so shy."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425361

>>425356
Hmm. I'll call Mera and Skylight over.
"What do you two think of these?"
I'll gesture Skylight towards the sunshine dress, and Mera to the scale dress.
Briefly wonder how I plan to pay for these.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425362

>>425352
>>425358
"I don't really know… there's so many different types! It's hard to choose…"
Uh.
Is there anything nice and simple?

Wf+6 425363

>>425357
You wander off to the convention center.

It's a little quieter today near the convention center. As you're in the entertainment district, you can hear the loud crowd roaring from the coliseum nearby.

>>425359
"Pour la mer? You may want something more practical… pockets are always nice. And the fabric will have to be firm and durable to resist the elements…"

>>425360
"It woul' be a stain upon me honor."

>>425361
Skyllight remarks, "Seems a bit flashy."

Mera says, "I would be afraid it would break…"

>>425362
>>425362
A few simple single-color affairs.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425364

>>425363
I'll nod.
"Well, half the fun's window shopping, isn't it?"
Any better ones? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425365

>>425363
Okay, a little detour can't hurt.
Check that out.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425366

>>425364
No. No there aren't. That is not a section of the store I want them to go to.

Light Heart [Warlord] 425367

>>425363
I chuckle
"Well… I cannot force you, master Wark. If it is an issue, perhaps you should sleep in your former sleeping hammock for this night? I promise to have separate beds set up as soon as possible in this cabin."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425368

>>425363
I scratch my head and frown, then walk over to Spring and tug on her leg.
"Momma… where am I even gonna wear a dress?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 425369

>>425363
Give her a flat, annoyed stare.
"Oui. Je m'en remets à vous pour le tissue. Mais pas plus de quelques poches.
Je veux cette robe pour être élégante"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425370

>>425368
"Uh… well… maybe in the next towns we'll visit? It's mostly for fun, sweetie. Just look for thing you like."

Sateo [DD berserker] 425371

>>425347
I shrug "Lets take a look. " too the mess hall, there is probably lettuce or something

Wf+6 425372

>>425365
There appears to be a fighting tournament going on today. It's just like in your neighponese animes.

>>425364
You knock over a few mannequins modeling fine dresses. The clerk freaks out, and starts spitting out Prench phrases.

"Ah! Que faites-vous? Arrêtez tout de suite! Ce sont de très précieux! S'il vous plaît, pas plus! Juste … prendre votre barbarie à l'extérieur! Oh, non, que dois-je faire? J'espère qu'ils ne sont pas ruinés!"

>>425367
"Hmph. I've slept in worse."

>>425369
"Oh, vous parlez Prench? Elégant et la mer sont rarement mélangées … Je vais voir ce que je peux faire."

>>425371
The mess hall and kitchen are currently barren. Oh right, you came to town to stock those.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425373

>>425372
Oh dear. I suppose she doesn't want help fixing them back up. I should… probably go sit near the entrance. Yes, that would probably be good.
"Mera, Skylight, I'm sure you two can browse together. I'm a bit hopeless when it comes to dresses anyway."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425374

>>425372
Hmm…
I might be able to recruit someone there.
Go there, see who is fighting!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425375

>>425370
"But it's no fun if you never get to wear them… and miss Emrille will probably want to take them for herself or something anyways!"
I frown and scuff my hoof on the ground.

425376

>>425372
"Master Wark please. Sleeping in such a manner seems rather unhealthy. But if you insist…"
Welp, time to sleep then. Rolling for good dreams.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 425377

>>425372
"Je suis sûr qu'il n'a pas gâché quelque chose, il n'est pas nécessaire de le virer.
Maintenant, au sujet de la robe, combien de temps ça va prendre?"
>>425373
"Don't be a big pussy and stay with the unicorns!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425378

>>425377
I'll sorta stop for a second.
Right. I can't be scared away by some Prench shopkeep. I'll just apologize. And stay inside and not touch things.

Spring Water [Doctor] 425379

>>425375
I raise a brow
"No she wont, Summer. I wont let her do that. And hey… you can wear them whenever you want. Nopony is going to stop you."

Wf+6 425380

>>425373
Skylight just chuckles.

Mera gives you a concerned look, but does look them over.

>>425374
There are sixteen teams of five here. They're in battles to the death. The tournament hasn't started yet.

Well, that's not totally correct. There should be sixteen teams as you can see from the board, but one is no-show. You muse if you wanted to, you could enter the tournament, so long as you could find four others.

>>425376
Zzzzzzz….

+1 Skill Point

You dream of making love with Rosemary.

At the end of the dream, Mocking Wark shows up and announces that it has impugned everyone's honor, which kind of ruins it.

>>425377
"Nous fermons bientôt. Arrêtez-vous demain matin … midi si vous voulez être sûr que ce sera fait."

Sateo [DD berserker] 425381

>>425372
Well, they sure are slow about restocking "Oh, right, that be part o' the reason we stopped. We'll have to go out fer grub." I wonder if that kid is around did he come on board or something perception check '1d10' "ye can wait here if yer not too hungry yet, get settled in a bit?"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425382

>>425380
>>425379
Well, from the middle of the aisles and near no dresses or mannequins, I'll ask Spring a question.
"Did you want to get anything for yourself, miss Spring? Perhaps a matching dress to miss Seas?"

Wf+6 425383

>>425381
"Very well."

You take a look around the ships and find him playing around the castle of the Eagle's Roost.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425384

>>425380
Nod at her.
"Pleasure doin' business with you."

Are the other still choosing?

"Hey, can I take the tricorne now?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 425385

>>425380
That's okay. It wouldn't be Wark if he didn't start blabbering about honor.
I yawn slightly and look around.
If nobody else is awake yet… it's time to go eat breakfast with Landgrave.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425386

>>425380
I have a better plan… whichever team survives this, could be recruited for the fleet!
The games will take a while before starting and finishing, right?

Sateo [DD berserker] 425387

>>425383
"Ahoy matey' ye decided to come aboard and join us after all?" I smile at the kid

425388

>>425257
>>425380
I look over the side and try to see what is below.

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Spring Water [Doctor] 425389

>>425382
"I'm not exactly… a dress-wearing pony."

Wf+6 425390

>>425386
Quite some time, yes.

>>425385
You are awoken by the click of metal.

When you get up, you see Onik is already up and dressed for the day, practicing drawing her weapon by the window.

No one else is up yet.

>>425387
"Yarr. You be surrounded, ye scurvy dog."

You suddenly become aware that there are a couple more colts behind you.

"These be me mateys. They wanted to come, too."

>>425388
Flicking flames… interesting. They're not coming from coals or torches… just the wall.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425391

>>425389
Approach her.
"Why, do I look like one?"
And give a big grin.

Wf+6 425392

>>425384
"Sorry, only orders at this hour."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425393

>>425380
I pout.
"Why bother dressing up nice when you can't actually go anywhere nice…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425394

>>425390
Good.
Gives me time.
Off to showroom K for now then.
Find that guy!

Light Heart [Warlord] 425395

>>425390
I'll let them rest.
Or no, actually… wake up Rosemary and motion her to follow. To Landgrave we go.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425396

>>425390
I cross the bridge and go into the next room.

Felfire [Necromancer] 425397

>>425392
"Well that's a damn shame. Oh, and make the holes for the wings, remember that."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425398

>>425393
"Well, perhaps having something ready for when you do go somewhere nice might be fun. And who knows, maybe we could even try and organize a dance on the fleet. Luna knows I haven't learned how… I mean, those pirates probably haven't had a good dance for years."
>>425389
"I'm sure you'd look lovely."

425399

>>425391
>>425398
"Maybe…"
Anything nice my eye can see?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Sateo [DD berserker] 425400

>>425390
I grin "An aspiring captain be ye?"
"Thar be plenty O' room fer ye and ye men." '1d10' how many are there? "Let me show ye' around."

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 425401

>>425394
The showroom is quiet today. Just a few groups around, mostly showing off guns.

The pony with the flag is in the back.

>>425395
You arrive at Landgrave's door, knock, and he lets you in.

"Ah, the wayward sister returns. And with a guest."

Rosemary blushes.

"Well, join us."

There is a new addition at the table. An old, but strong-looking Griffon. He's wearing an old uniform.

>>425396
This room is totally dark, but you can hear something moving through the air…

>>425397
"Of course."

>>425399
Your unicorn eyes reveal much. You see that they are taking the hobbits to Isengard a very nice starry, flowing night dress. There's also a three pony moon shirt inexplicably in the dress shop.

Wf+6 425402

>>425400
"Yarr." They follow you.

There are just the three of them, total.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425403

>>425398
I frown again.
"I don't wanna be at a dance with the pirates. Miss Emrille will be there and she'll just try to shoot you or something again…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425404

>>425401
Fly towards him.
"Hey there.
So how about those babies, huh?"

425405

>>425401
I listen. What does that something sound like?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 425406

>>425401
I chuckle
"A good morning to you, Landgrave."
Take place at the table and nod at the gryphon politely.
"Greetings."

Felfire [Necromancer] 425407

>>425403
"Oh don't worry about that kid."
>>425401
And then I went to sleep.
No wait.
I'll go ask around for a necromancer or similar.
Another time.

425408

>>425401
Oh my…
How much does that dress cost? It's very nice…

>>425403
"She wont, sweetheart. That's a promise."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425409

>>425407
>>425408
I continue frowning, but I guess I take their words.

>>425401
That dress Spring found is pretty…
Are there any others like it?
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425410

>>425403
"Don't think of it as being at a dance with pirates, think of it as being at a dance with your mother and friends, maybe? Besides, Emrille and I have an agreement. We ignore each other for the most part and nothing happens."
>>425409
I'll help her look, but without touching anything. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 425411

[Pause]

Sateo [DD berserker] 425412

>>425402
"Life at sea, its not easy, but thar be a certain freedom in it." teach them a sailing song while I give them a tour. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 425525

>>425406
He gives you a polite nod.

A nicely-dressed servant pony approaches with several trays and announces, "This morning, the local cuisine will be served. His Excellency's personal chef has prepared a light breakfast with the native foods of this area. The first course is a delightfully broiled cassava tuber, followed by a blaff broth of poached crab garnished with the local annatto spice. Finally, there will be a light salad with plantains and breadfruits."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425526

>>425525
"That all sounds very lovely, thank you. Give my regards to the chef, if you please."

Wf+6 425527

>>425526
"Of course, my lady."

He retreats and a few other servants fill the table with the trays as he watches them. They all disappear back into the kitchens a moment later, but the speaker returns to survey the meal in case anyone needs anything.

Rosemary looks between the foods and licks her lip, but remains polite and folds a napkin.

The first one to break the silence is Baron Baleful.

"What brings you to our table this morning, Light Heart?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 425528

>>425527
"I felt it was appropriate to join you once again on this lovely morning. Matters have been quite busy for me lately unfortunately, and I have not been able to attend these kind of events as often as I would like. I trust you all have been faring well during my absence?"

Wf+6 425529

>>425528
Viscountess Nihil dramatically cries out, "Just awful. My favorite retainer has defected. It's just impossible to find good help these days, and in any case, they seemingly do not make paladins like they used to. I'll simply have to find a new paladin to serve me."

Landgrave coughs. "Servant issues aside, yes. As you can see, we have a new addition. Well, for you. General Movp is an old member of our Inner Ring. We'll be meeting with a few more contacts when we make landfall on the Island of Roads after we leave Reptil."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425530

>>425529
I smile at Landgrave
"Yes, in fact the general and I have met already and I am pleased to be able to join him again this morning. And the island of Roads you say? I was unaware a destination had been chosen already, but very well."
Turn to the viscountess
"My lady, that does sound quite tragic. Losing members from one's retinue is quite the bother indeed. Perhaps I can aid you in finding a replacement?"

Wf+6 425531

>>425530
"It's still technically up for a vote, but we intend to manipulate the ballot process. We'll be meeting the Most Serene Doge of Inʐyenyergrad and a few Trotantine officials. Of course, Starry Slough wouldn't be a total loss for us, and there are opportunities in other cities as well. Even here in Reptil there are opportunities to be taken advantage of…"

"Perhaps. I prefer paladins for my personal retinue, but naturally they need to have somewhat of a moral flexibility. This is a very difficult combination to come by, but if you do see anyone worth tapping, do bring them by."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425532

>>425531
My ears will perk up
"Please, do elaborate."

Wf+6 425533

>>425532
"Our ring is grassroots. Entirely at the local level, depleting national levies through control of direct government as opposed to ducal or royal level, as Celestia the Usurper relies upon. Reptil is controlled by a council, and incumbency is their greatest tool in elections. Once one is elected to the council, it is exceedingly rare to be voted out. We previously controlled Reptil as an asset through four out of seven of the council seats, but recently, one of our puppet representatives, Lightning Rod, died of old age. This leaves us with only three seats on the council, a minority. We would very much benefit from reaching out to one of the two replacement candidates – Russo or Cloud King – and ensuring their election in exchange for loyalty. The election is this evening, and our intelligence suggests that it could go either way at this point. The most obvious way of guaranteeing success would be to ally with one and simply kill the other, but forgery or legitimate campaigning are also options."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425534

>>425533
I nod
"Indeed, indeed… I will certainly attempt to aid in that matter then, as I plan to visit Reptil again today. It should not be a hard thing to achieve."

Wf+6 425535

>>425534
"We don't care which one actually takes office, just as long as they remain loyal to us. Make that clear, and there should be no issues."

Rosemary is stuffing her face with tubers. It must be good.

425536

>>425535
How gauche of her.
"I will certainly do so."
I'll start eating myself as well and enjoy this lovely breakfast.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 425537

>>425536
It's really good. So good, in fact, that you lose yourself a little, too, and end up perhaps not eating quite as gracefully as you would have liked, but none of the nobles seem to have paid attention.

There is some light banter about successions systems and politics between the nobles as you eat, but otherwise it is a quite pleasant meal.

Light Heart [Warlord] 425538

>>425537
I wipe my mouth with a napkin and turn to Movp
"Tell me general, are you and miss September well-acquainted?"

Wf+6 425539

>>425538
"We have worked together for some time on the Eagle's Roost before its capture. The old captain was lost in battle, I'm afraid."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425540

>>425539
"How dreadful, I'm sure he was a capable commander for him to be able to commandeer such a majestic vessel."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425541

Wf+6 425542

>>425540
He chuckles. "I'm sure sure I'd call it 'majestic', but is sure is something."

>>425404
"It was government-sanctioned murder that I won't have any part of. Oh, it's you. I thought you were here about something else. Yeah, I'm having an engineer look 'em over right now."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425543

>>425542
"Mhm, and then what?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 425544

>>425542
"It is quite unique, at the very least. You are currently the second mate, correct?"

Wf+6 425545

>>425543
"Then what what? Prob'ly try and have 'em make more."

Wf+6 425546

>>425544
"That is correct. A new third mate was just appointed, in fact."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425547

>>425545
"Funny you should say that, because I know just a smith for that.
Say, are you interested in a job?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 425548

>>425546
"Oh? Who would that be?"

Wf+6 425549

>>425547
"What kind of job? You know some illegal migrants are probably going to take it."

>>425548
"A diamond dog that calls himself Chip. He seemed polite, if a little… slow."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425550

>>425549
"No migrants, just the best of the best.
And it involves a lot of shooting."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425551

>>425549
I raise a brow at that
"Mister Chip? Now that is quite the surprise. I am acquainted with him."

Wf+6 425552

>>425550
"Maybe. What's the gig?"

>>425551
"He is apparently an experienced raider and warrior, so that must count for something."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425553

>>425552
"Whatever juiciness we come across. We are often on the move, and take any opportunity we can."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425554

>>425552
"He is quite strong, that much is certain. Certainly knows his way around in combat and does not ask many questions. Still, I will need to congratulate him for his promotion. I did not see it coming myself."

Wf+6 425555

>>425553
"Privateers, then."

>>425554
"The word is that the commodore likes him. Well, the commodore usually knows what he's talking about."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425556

>>425555
Smirk.
"You could say that. But believe me, it pays good, the crew is great, and we are free to do whatever the fuck we fancy between missions."

425557

>>425555
I nod
"That he does, that he does."
Let's move on to the next course

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 425558

>>425556
"Hmmm… maybe I'll consider it, kiddo. What'd you say your name was?"

>>425557
Mmmm… broth. The crab is good, but it gets all over your face. You feel a little embarrassed, but Rosemary cutely wipes it off with a napkin.

425559

>>425558
Bless her for backing me up like that.
Keep listening to what the rest of the table has to say, maybe I'll pick up some interesting bits of info or gossip.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425560

>>425558
Flutter up and extend my hoof.
"Emrille. I'm an officer, y'know."
Look around.
"And spread the word. If any of your gun loving friends wants to join, they are more than welcome to do so."

Wf+6 425561

>>425559
There are a bunch of foreign names you don't recognize… boring noble gossip about foreign families.

>>425560
"Yeah, sure. Alright, well I gotta go badger that smith."

Wf+6 425562

>>425560
He also gives you a firm shake.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425563

>>425562
>>425561
"So you are coming along?
And remember, invite all your friends too!"

425564

>>425561
Oh well, move on to the dessert when ready.
"Landgrave, forgive my curiosity, but how well acquainted are you with Dixie?"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 425565

>>425563
"I'll take a look this afternoon. I've gotta finish my work here, first."

>>425564
It's no so much as dessert as it is a salad with fruits. Maybe that is dessert for some, though. You end up with a little lettuce mustache that Rosemary nips off your snout.

"Mostly landed gentry outside of Equestria. We experimented with an alliance there once, but there was not enough interest. Perhaps if they were still under Equestrian rule.

Of course you must know most of their trade is in slaves, crops, and cotton products. And they supposedly have great magical control mechanisms. They could be useful to us once in power, but I don't see them as an immediate priority."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425566

>>425565
"Right.
Make sure to tell them I sent you! And find me on the ships once you are in so we can talk more about these guns."

Give him the location of the ships, wave goodbye, then back to the ships.
To Abilio's office, for starters.

Wf+6 425567

>>425566
You arrive.

Light Heart [Warlord] 425568

>>425565
I nod as I clean off my mouth with a napkin
"Of course yes. There are only so many places one can be, after all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425569

>>425567
Knock knock knocking on his door.
"Good morning, my favourite teacher!"

Wf+6 425570

>>425568
The rest of the group seems to have finished their meals. Baron Baleful and Abbess Ballast have already excused themselves, leaving just Goldenblood, Nihil, and Landgrave.

>>425569
"Come in."

Light Heart [Warlord] 425571

>>425570
I suppose I'll excuse myself too then
"Thank you for your time, Landgrave. I enjoyed our meal together and will keep your needs in mind."
Nod politely at them and leave the mansion

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425572

>>425570
Enter.
"Hey there.
Any news or updates?"

Wf+6 425573

>>425571
"Of course."

You depart.

>>425572
"Actually, yes. I've had some recent success in replicating the cutie mark process…"

[Pause]

Spring Water [Doctor] 425574

That evening, I go find Emrille.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425575

>>425574
Ooh! Can I come too?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425576

>>425574
Or do I go and find you?
A mystery for the ages.
"Oh, hey there-"

>>425575
"..you two."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425577

>>425575
Of course you can.

>>425576
"Emrille. We are just… stretching our legs, is all."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425578

>>425577
Flap my wings.
"Hey, you unicorns have it easy, you have two less limbs to care for."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425579

>>425578
"Right. We'll just be on our way then…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425580

>>425579
"Whoa, whoa, not so fast."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425581

>>425576
I frown as I see her.
>>425578
"You don't even need to walk. So that's only two limbs to care for."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425582

>>425580
"Why not? Something you have to say to us about a certain something?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425583

>>425581
"Flying isn't as easy as we make it look like, y'know."

>>425582
I chuckle.
"Oh, riiiiiight, that. That's in the past already.
Water under the bridge and everything. No crying over spilled milk."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425584

>>425583
"Oh really? I'm sure glad you see it that way."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425585

>>425583
I deepen my frown.
"You shot him in the knees! That's one if the most painful places to be hurt!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425586

>>425584
"Everything is in order and no harm was done, as far as I know."

>>425585
Raise an eyebrow.
"Would you have preferred I shot him in the head?"
Don't even wait for response.
"Thought not. And he was the one who attacked me. It was self defense!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425587

>>425586
"You broke your promise, Emrille. That's what happened."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425588

>>425586
"You could have not shot him at all and just flown away!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425589

>>425587
"So when a drunk guy tries to beat me up, I should let him the next time? That's not really advice I'd live by."

>>425588
"What do you think I did before he stopped me with his magic? I was on my way somewhere else already."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425590

>>425589
I prod her chest with a hoof accusingly
"You insulted him. Bullied him. Provoked him. That's exactly the kind of things I told you to stop doing. But you don't even care, do you? Because you're so frustrated and filled with anger, that you just have to take it all out on somepony and then act as a victim when you take it too far! You don't even admit your mistake!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425591

>>425589
"He didn't make it sound like you tried that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425592

>>425591
"Of course he wouldn't. But his word against mine, right?"

>>425590
"No, I do admit, we both overreacted a bit, but hey, he even got out good from this, and now we have an agreement which will make both of our lives easier.
I think it turned out fine in the end."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425593

>>425592
"We'll have to see exactly how this turns out. Because if you can't even apologize for it, I dread to see just what kind of agreement you forced on him."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425594

>>425593
"I let his dept away.
Is that so terrible?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425595

>>425594
I raise a brow
"His what?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425596

>>425592
"You shot him in the knees! And you can't even say sorry! Why should I trust you ever?!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425597

>>425595
"Something he owed me. He no longer does. Debt."

>>425596
"We said our apologies to each other in a different way."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425598

>>425597
"For what exactly?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425599

>>425598
"Do you really need to know everything?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425600

>>425599
"I'll just assume you were blackmailing him then."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425601

>>425597
"By threatening him with a gun again?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425602

>>425600
"You almost assume the worst about me. Am I really that bad of a pony?"

>>425601
"By agreeing not to threaten him with a gun again. Didn't see that one coming, huh?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425603

>>425602
"When you talk about debts being wiped away but refuse to talk about what those debts exactly are, I get a little suspicious."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425604

>>425603
"It was just a little assurance that he won't cause trouble that would get him, Mera, and of course, you two killed. Because I wouldn't like that to happen."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425605

>>425604
"And you needed to talk to him and make that agreement with him? Why him specifically?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425606

>>425605
"Because he is the most stupid and stubborn of the group. You saw how he almost killed us back in Autumnsreach. He was the most likely to do something that would endanger your lives."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425607

>>425604
"Sometimes I don't know what you want anymore, Emrille. And that scares me more than anything."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425608

>>425607
Smile.
"I want you to be happy of course. There have been a few roadbumps so far, but we'll get there soon. I can feel it."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425609

>>425608
"You don't care about her at all! You're just greedy and selfish!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425610

>>425609
"Aww, that hurts, Summer. It really does. I even care about you, as much as you hate me."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425611

>>425608
"… Forgive me for being skeptical. Don't think I will magically forget about this mess you've created."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425612

>>425611
"I know you wouldn't.
But, there's a thing or two we need to discuss anyway. Serious things."
Glance at Summer.
"In private."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425613

>>425612
I vigorously shake my head.
"Nuh uh! You don't get to talk to her in private."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425614

>>425613
"I doubt you'd want to hear the stuff we would talk about anyway.
What are you afraid of? That I will shoot her?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425615

>>425612
"You've said enough for now, Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425616

>>425615
Nod.
"Of course.
I didn't mean right away."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425617

>>425614
"You're going to do something! Maybe you're gonna… Put a collar on her and make her do something!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425618

>>425617
"You forgot who helped with trying to get those off of both you. That's right, me."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425619

>>425617
"I doubt she'd be allowed to do that…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425620

>>425619
"I would be. I could collar Curry too. But I'm not like that."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425621

>>425620
"Abilio wouldn't allow you to."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425622

>>425618
"Only because you thought it might help you… Help make her like you!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425623

>>425621
Wave my hoof around.
"And I don't even know why we are talking about this, since you know damn well I don't want to."

>>425622
"Luna forbid she likes anypony but you, m'right?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425624

>>425623
>>425622
"That's enough you two. Summer, come. It's time for bed already…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425625

>>425623
"You broke her promise, you threatened mister Curry and then you SHOT HIM IN THE KNEES!"
>>425624
"No! You're just gonna talk to her after I'm asleep and them she's gonna do something bad!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425626

>>425625
I frown at her
"I am not, Summer."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425627

>>425625
"No, I'm not, calm down already, for fuck's sake! I'm not going to do anything to her, okay?"

>>425626
"I'll let you two go on your way, just one more thing."
Flutter on her back and whisper.
"I'm sorry, I really am. Let me make up for it with a dinner. I've got big news for you. Something to ease your mind."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425628

>>425626
I frown back.
"You're done it before!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425629

>>425627
I roll my eyes
"No, Emrille. I'm going to put Summer to bed and then rest myself as well."

>>425628
"Summer please, you're being unreasonable…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425630

>>425629
Sigh, and flutter in front of her.
"It's like you weren't even listening to a word I said! Not now, I have stuff to do! How about tomorrow, or the day after that? I'm telling you, this is important."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425631

>>425630
"That's a maybe…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425632

>>425631
"Please?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425633

>>425632
"I'm not going to make any promises. I'll speak to Curry about it first."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425634

>>425629
"Emrille is evil ! You know what she wants to do!"
I frown even more.
>>425631
>>425630
"You're even planning something with her!…"
I stomp on the ground.

Spring Water [Doctor] 425635

>>425634
I let out a deep sigh and pick her up
"Come on Summer… let's just go to bed okay?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425636

>>425633
"Don't let me down. I'm expecting you, Spring. You won't regret it."

>>425634
"I'm not evil, Summer. If I were…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425637

>>425635
"But… but…"
I sigh as she picks me up.
>>425636
"If you weren't evil you would leave Curry alone! And you'd stop harassing her! And you would stop robbing and killing ponies!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425638

>>425637
"One step at a time, Summer. Your mother is working on helping me with becoming a better pony. Would you really want to stop her with that?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425639

>>425638
"You don't care at all about it!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425640

>>425639
Pout.
"See, it won't be easy without support. I can't do this if others don't believe in me."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425641

>>425640
"You don't need other's support to stop killing ponies!"
I frown and tug on Spring's neck.
"Please don't do anything with her…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425642

>>425637
"Come on, just calm down okay? I don't like seeing you all worked up like this…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425643

>>425641
"She can help with other stuff."

>>425642
Flutter a bit back to give them more space.
"As I said, if we can arrange that meeting, I will have some news that will put both your and her mind at ease."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425644

>>425642
"No!"
I continue frowning.
"[S]Whatever she wants to do… I know it's gonna be bad! Please… promise me you won't…[/s]"
>>425643
"Yeah, like… like wanting to use her for your own sexual pleasure!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425645

>>425643
"I'm not going to make any promises Emrille."

>>425644
"… I promise I wont let her do anything to me Summer."
I also blush as she says that last bit.
"Summer please. Don't say that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425646

>>425644
I snicker.
"Good one. Just stop being so fucking paranoid already and I can assure you that even you'll be glad."

>>425645
"It would be your loss. You can lose absolutely nothing by talking, can't you? So please."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425647

>>425645
"That's all she cares about and you know it!"
I huff.
"You can't promise me that! You don't know what she might try! She might… aagh! What does she want you to do! Tell me!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425648

>>425647
"If that was all I would care about I could have taken it by force a long time ago. I care about her, and even you, so stop whining."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425649

>>425646
"If it's just talking, then I don't see why you can't just tell me right now."

>>425647
"Summer, I'm a grown mare and I can take care of myself, don't you worry about that. Now come on, we're going."
Back to the brig we go

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425650

>>425649
"You'll see."
Roll my eyes as they walk away.
"Tomorrow!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425651

>>425649
I frown as we walk away.
"Tell me what she wants you to do."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425652

>>425651
"Dinner. She wants to eat dinner alone with me."
I sigh
"She just desperately wants to show that she cares… Like some kind of obsession…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425653

>>425652
My frown even deepens.
"No she doesn't! She's gonna.. She's gonna try and get you drunk! Or- or she's going to put something in your food or drink like the bad sailors st home did! Please… Please don't go…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425654

>>425653
I raise a brow
"Getting me drunk? That wouldn't be an easy task… I could go eat lunch tomorrow with her in Reptil, just so she doesn't accuse me of being ungrateful again. That's safe, right?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425655

>>425654
"Reptil's evil! She could… she could pay one of the chef ponies to put something in your food! Or your drink!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 425656

>>425655
"That sounds very convoluted… what if I just pick the place to eat at? Just a quick hay sandwich."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425657

>>425656
"She's still going to try something!"
I stomp a hoof on the ground.
"Please… please don't go."

Spring Water [Doctor] 425658

>>425657
"Fine then… I wont go eating with her. Even though I know I'm going to regret it once she asks me why…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425659

"Thank you…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425660

>>425659
>>425658
Fuck, messed that up.

"Thank you…"
I give her a hug.

Spring Water [Doctor] 425661

>>425660
"Let's go to bed now, okay? It's been a long day and we both need rest."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 425662

>>425661
I nod and follow her to bed, and fall asleep.

Spring Water [Doctor] 425663

>>425662
And I'll do the same, curling around her to make sure she stays warm and safe

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425893

And on the late afternoon/early night of Day 1 of Reptil, I find Tela on the ships again.

Tela [Spellsword] 425904

>>425893
"Hey fuckface."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425908

>>425904
Grin.
"What's up, you stupid dyke?"

Tela [Spellsword] 425924

>>425908
"Nothing. Good to see you're not pissy anymore."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425929

>>425924
"I was pissy?"
Flutter on her back, to the saddle.
"Oh, and just so you know, I'm probably going to have lunch or dinner or something with Spring tomorrow. To tell her the good news for her and shit, before you get your panties in a brunch."

Tela [Spellsword] 425932

>>425929
"I'm not wearing panties, dumbass. So how about that goddamn unicorn, huh? Did you beat her ass?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425933

>>425932
"I noticed that, don't you worry~."
Snicker at her before continuing.
"No, but Abilio did knock her out with that small boulder."

Tela [Spellsword] 425940

>>425933
"Good. Arrogant cunt deserved it. You think you'll get promoted soon, like Dainty?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425943

>>425940
"To a mate? Not likely."
Sigh.
"I think I got to work on my reputation first. Being a filly doesn't help that. I mean, y'know, I was just sitting on my ass so far. Time to get some work done for the fleet. And I know just how."

Tela [Spellsword] 425957

>>425943
"Heh, have fun with that. I can still totally get away with sitting on my ass doing nothing. As long as Dainty doesn't need me or some shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425959

>>425957
"Don't you want me to be your commanding officer?"
Slap her ass with my tail.
"Get me a riding crop and I could commander you from right here!"

Tela [Spellsword] 425964

>>425959
"Hey, she pays real good. I'd be a crazy mare if I'd turn down those rates."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425965

>>425964
"You get such got pay and didn't even get me flowers or a gift or someshit? What kind of marefriend are you, you cunt?"

Tela [Spellsword] 425967

>>425965
"I'll get you a good spanking, if that's what you want."
I kick at the ground and look away
"… I also kind of lost a bunch of money through gambling… so yeah."

Wf+6 425968

>>425573
[Unpause]

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 425970

>>425968
Right. We're all still in the shop. I'm making quite certain I don't touch anything.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425971

>>425967
Mock her voice
"I will just put all my hard earned money on random losing chance, nothing can go wrong!"

>>425968
IN THE PRESENT.
I was with Abilio.
"Oooh, what sort of things did you cook up? Tell me!"

Tony [Trickster] 425972

>>425968
Two things:
1. Is the city on fire?
2. Is Tela available for chatting?

Chip(DD knight) 425975

>>425968
Into tommorrow we go.

Am I burning? I think I'm burning. Fuck get up and get out of the fire!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 425976

>>425968
I've lost track of who is with me in the evening of the first day.
If Summer and Spring are gone, I'll look around the closing market district.

Light Heart [Warlord] 425978

>>425573
>>425968
I just left Landgrave. It's early in the morning…
"Did you enjoy yourself, miss Rosemary?"

Tela [Spellsword] 425982

>>425972
I am available

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 425988

Tony [Trickster] 425992

>>425982
If you're on the ship, I come over to you.
"Ah Tela. Get over here. I need you."

Wf+6 425993

>>425972
Not this early int he morning.

That seems up to Tela.

>>425970
That you are.

>>425971
"I did what I said. I was able to replicate the generation of cutie marks, or as scholars call them, graphical specialization notation. Though there has not been progress on development of DIFFERENT GSN yet, that will likely follow soon."

>>425975
You are burning! It burns!

Chip: 0/7 hits, 5/7 wounds

Russo pops his neck and trots closer as the flames grow higher and higher.

>>425976
You were with Curry, Summer, Spring, Mera, and Skylight.

>>425978
"The food was good, but the talk was a little heady…"

>>425405
It sounds like… a sword. Or some kind of blade. That's the best approximation you can make.

Chip(DD knight) 425994

>>425993
Arg damnit get out of the fire.
>RNG!!!
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 425995

>>425993
Yeah but I've completely lost them.
As I said, take a look through the market.
Book shelves, exotic trinkets.
Anything that catches my attention?
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 425997

>>425993
"Oh, wait, soooo, they regained the same mark, while I got one that's almost the same, but still different?"

Tela [Spellsword] 425998

>>425992
"Huh? What's up?"
Walk over

Light Heart [Warlord] 426000

>>425993
I wrap a wing around her
"Don't worry yourself, I do not expect you to keep up with everything. As long as you are at my side, I am happy. It certainly puts my heart at ease."
I chuckle

Tony [Trickster] 426001

>>425998
"How about we go gambling? I've found this special casino…."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426002

>>425993
I back out of the room and, if the early room is not completely on fire, back back to the last junction and take the other path.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426005

>>425993
Well, I'm waiting on them, I suppose.
"Mera, Skylight, did you manage to find anything that looks good to you?"

Tela [Spellsword] 426006

>>426001
I groan
"I lost half a doubloon yesterday already to some fucking dice game…"

Tony [Trickster] 426012

>>426006
"This isn't just a standard casino, Tela."
Take a look around and then move closer conspiritorially.
"It's a casino of magical gamblers. Guys who always have luck. And we're more there to talk to them then really gambe of course. Sound fun? Then let's go quickly."

Tela [Spellsword] 426016

>>426012
"Oh… oh you mean like learn from them? Alright… that sounds kinda interesting. I'm in."

Tony [Trickster] 426017

>>426016
"Well, we'll have to see what happens of course.
And I need someone to have my back, and I'll have yours. Now let's get going."
Go with Tela to the Lucky 39

Wf+6 426019

>>425994
You pull yourself free of the structure just as it finishes bursting into a wave of cinders.

Russo stares you down. "What's it going to be, son?"

>>425997
"That is the dichotomy, yes."

>>425995
There's the slave market…

>>426000
She nuzzles against you. "I felt better being with you, too."

>>426002
An odd scent permeates the darkness of this room.

>>426005
"I'm not sure anything here is quite for me. Then, humbleness is a good way to save money and piety, isn't it?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426020

>>426019
Grin.
"Good, good, we're getting there…
Can I help with anything more?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426021

>>426019
Do I recognize the smell? [1d10]
What can I see in here? [1d10+3]

Roll #1 10 = 10 / Roll #2 9 + 3 = 12

Felfire [Necromancer] 426025

>>426019
I live on a ship, where would I even keep a slave!
And Grogar knows that's not what I need to look at.
This kinda ruined my appetite, if I had one, though.
Maybe I should just take a peek…
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426026

>>426019
"True enough, I suppose. But being too humble can be just as bad as being overproud. Besides, I'm sure the both of you could find some lovely dresses that would suit you. And Mera might even find one that's easy to swim in."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426028

>>426019
"I know I have said this before, but I am happy to have brought you along from Stonebriar. You have shown yourselves to be a invaluable partner."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426029

>>426026
BUT BEFORE TAKING THAT LOOK!
Stroll back to him.
"Found anything?"

Chip(DD knight) 426030

>>426019
>>426019
Attack Russo!
"Who are you!?"
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426044

>>426029
"Doesn't seem so just yet. Perhaps you would have a better eye for dresses for Mera and Skylight."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426048

>>426044
"Tsk.
Don't count on it, I'm putting myself in that girl's hooves."
Nod over to the clerk.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426049

>>426048
I'll grimace at that.
"Well, I doubt she's in any mood to do me any favors."
I'll shake my head.
"So, did you find anything you liked? Or…"
I'll raise an eyebrow a little.
"…that Fervored liked?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426054

>>426049
"Something basic, yes.
A black dress made for life on the ship.
Be I damned if I bring it out when we are out somewhere."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426060

>>426054
I'll chuckle quietly.
"Well, at least you're deciding to live a little, so to speak. Take pleasure in the small joys."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426063

>>426060
"Says the guy who's been holed up in a temple fourthy years."
Give him a sarcastic look.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426068

>>426063
"Exactly. The small joys were all I had."
I'll give a slightly lopsided grin.
"And now it's just one adventure after another, where I find a companion I never knew I had, a sister that cares, and two ponies I can protect. These four things are the best things that have so far happened in my life."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426072

>>426068
"If living in a brigg is fun enough for you."
Shrug.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426074

>>426072
"Well, it's not as good as it could be, certainly, but it beats being dead. Or alone."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426079

>>426074
Look at him flatly for a second before bursting into laughter.
"Ohohoho! Ahah! Are you.. AHAHAH!"
Leave the shop and keep laughing, resting upon the walls of the shop.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426084

>>426079
I'll just raise an eyebrow at that, and shrug. One of these days she's going to have to realize what she plans on giving up.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426085

>>426084
Right, I'll calm myself and come back, tears of laughter to my eyes.
"That was good. You are a talent."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426089

>>426085
"I am serious, though. When you're dead, you can't feel anything, or speak to anyone other than a necromancer who decides to call you up. You can't reassure those left behind, or counsel them. And you can't eat anything anymore, either! Your favorite foods would be flavorless, even if you tried. Drinks would go right through you."
I'll shake my head.
"And the loneliness! Day after day, year after year, with nothing but the steady drip of water and a hydra to keep me company? Even Emrille at her worst would have been a welcome break from that."
I'll shrug.
"I know you don't much care for the living, but you should be able to appreciate that most ponies would fight tooth and hoof to hold onto that glimmering warmth of life before drifting off into cold death."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426095

>>426089
"It's not what you said, Curry. It's about what that means to me."
Give him a large grin.
"I've dreamt of being dead, or alone, for so much time."
And keep it up.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426104

>>426095
"But haven't you found anything to live for? Your studies? Fervored?"
I'll pause a moment.
"Summer? I doubt hugging a corpse is as comforting as hugging a living pony…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426107

>>426104
And turn that into a sly grin.
"I dunno, always found corpses kinda hot, if you know what I mean~"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426109

>>426107
I'll roll my eyes.
"You know what I meant, Felfire."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426112

>>426109
Turn serious.
"Yeah, and I don't need to be alive to do that."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426114

>>426112
I'll shrug.
"Even so, don't rule out living completely just yet. Who knows what the future can bring, and what reasons it might give you to cling onto that spark of warmth."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426116

>>426114
Shrudder in disgust.
"C'mon Curry do you have to make me throw up for real now?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426120

>>426116
I'll give an exaggerated sigh.
"Well, that's what you get when you talk to someone with a philosophy on life and death almost diametrically opposed to your own."

Tela [Spellsword] 426123

>>425971
"Aren't you a clever little whore."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426124

>>426123
"Probably. Or you are just dumb."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426125

>>426120
"Philosophy? You really see this just as talk, uh?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426126

>>426125
I'll shake my head.
"In your case, no. Being a necromancer, you'd have ways and means of actually carrying it out. Think of it instead as a friend just offering a different idea. You don't have to take it, you don't even have to like it. It's just there for consideration."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426129

>>426126
"…"
Stare at him for a few moments.
"Tell you what. There is a slave market over here.
Care to accompany me there?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426132

>>426129
"Certainly. Though if I see something too disagreeable, I can't guarantee I won't be forced to take actions that would probably suggest you pretend we don't know each other."

Tela [Spellsword] 426133

>>426124
I move my hoof up to her and caress her cheek softly
"You know Emmy…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426136

>>426133
I blink once in surprise at her motion.
"Yeah?"

Tela [Spellsword] 426138

>>426136
"Sometimes…. I just want to grab your head firmly and beat your ugly mug until you squeal like a little piglet."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426141

>>426138
I chuckle.
"You fucker."
Smirk slyly.
"Y'know, there are other ways that I could make you squeal now."

Tela [Spellsword] 426145

>>426141
Flick her nose with a hoof
"Is that so, squirt?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426147

>>426145
Wince.
"You bet!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426148

>>426132
"Fuck no.
I needed somepony to keep me from acting like an idiot, but if this is how you are forget it."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426150

>>426148
I'll chuckle.
"I can certainly try to be the voice of reason when it comes to it, Felfire. Especially if it means keeping you from getting yourself killed. I can hold my temper in check for that."

Tela [Spellsword] 426156

>>426147
"So you think you're hot shit, huh? I dunno, all I see is a little filly wearing a clown suit. It's real pitiful actually."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426157

>>426150
"Hey, I'm not joking here.
If anything happens…"
Seance on Fervored.
"Talk with him. You two better take me out of there.
Before I blow something up."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426160

>>426156
"You know what's even more sad? That you got a saddle just for that little clown filly. Looks like we should have gotten you a bridle too."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426161

>>426157
I'll nod.
"We had best send Spring and Summer back to the ships first, then. No sense in them seeing that."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426165

>>426161
Nod.
"Glad we agree."

Tela [Spellsword] 426170

>>426160
"I wanted to humor you, so you wouldn't throw a little bitchfit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426172

>>426170
"Is this how you are going to treat me all the time?"
Put on a smug face.
"Because I might reconsider Spring in that case… or Light, she has a pretty nice ass…"

Tela [Spellsword] 426176

>>426172
I roll my eyes.
"I did get that saddle just because you wanted me to. You got no right to complain."
I move in a little closer, narrowing my eyes
"And if you ever dare cheat on me… well… you better have a good resurrectionist to back you up in that case."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426180

>>426176
Spread my wings, just to seem bigger.
"Does that mean threesomes are out of the question too? I mean, one of the three would be you, of course."

Tela [Spellsword] 426182

>>426180
"I fucking swear, Emrille."
Back away again
"Enough of this shit. Consider yourself officially warned. I dunno how your previous relationships worked, but I'm not gonna whore myself out to everyone you fucking fancy."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426184

>>426182
Snicker.
"I'll take that as a maybe."

Tela [Spellsword] 426185

>>426184
I just glare at her

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426186

>>426185
"Hm?~"
Flutter my eyes and wings.

Tela [Spellsword] 426189

>>426186
"Can you be serious about this? Please?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426191

>>426189
"Fine, fine, I'm sorry. We'll save it after the wedding then, okay?"

Tela [Spellsword] 426193

>>426191
"How about I shove my hoof up your cunt instead? Fuck you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426196

>>426193
Flutter up so I can nuzzle her neck.
"Aww, you know I'm just fucking with you, dummy."

Tela [Spellsword] 426202

>>426196
I grumble but let her do as she pleases

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426211

>>426202
Keep nuzzling her neck.
"You must be crushing on me reeeeeeaaal bad to be this possessive~"

Tela [Spellsword] 426236

>>426211
"You'd be the first damn one to cry if I went off with another pony tonight, you goddamn hypocrite."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426240

>>426236
"Heh, I would shoot the dick off of any stallion who tried to fuck you. Depending on my mood, might be while it's inside you."
Flutter a bit higher and nuzzle muzzles, and speak in a sweet voice.
"But I won't have to do that, will I, my luvely wubely little Tela~"

Tela [Spellsword] 426245

>>426240
"Before or after I tear your goddamned chickenwings off and feed them to the fish?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426247

>>426245
"Hey, you remember how good winghugs felt? Won't you want more of those once I'm back to normal?"

Tela [Spellsword] 426250

>>426247
"I'll just ask the kid to regrow them, no biggie."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426253

>>426250
Snort.
"Yeah, because she loves me so much."

Tela [Spellsword] 426256

>>426253
"She doesn't mind me so much, at least. She's a good kid. I like her."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426258

>>426256
"If only she wasn't such a whiny little bitch."
Snort again, but with actual contempt now.
"She has it fucking easy with her ass licked clean and she still complains."

Tela [Spellsword] 426263

>>426258
My time to smirk now
"Ooooh, look who's fucking jealous now~"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426266

>>426263
"No fucking way."
Tap my chest.
"This is all me. I did this. I made it.
Her?
She would be dead within a day on her own."

Tela [Spellsword] 426271

>>426266
"Last I checked, you didn't have a fucking banished princess backing your ass up. Nor can you use healing magic like she can. She's a miniature prodigy, that kid."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426273

>>426271
"No. She is depending on some snooty bitch ass imaginary friend to help her. I use my own magic."
Prod her in the chest as I flutter in front of her.
"And I can heal myself. Don't you remember, I even fucking showed you!"

Tela [Spellsword] 426281

>>426273
I snort
"You're fucking adorable, you know that? Can you fully heal 10 ponies in a few seconds? Can you re-attach severed limbs? You told me you only learned magic like what? A few weeks ago? This kid can do shit at the age of twelve most ponies never fucking achieve in their lifetime."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426285

>>426281
"Yeah… but can she shoot bullets that are made out of fire? Or ice?
Huh?
Can she?"

Wf+6 426378

>>426020
"Nothing else in particular, unless you want to press-gang your friends into being guinea pigs. I can always use more willing subjects. Vagrants, whores, and slaves are only so cooperative. That said, not a terrible loss if you can't convince anyone to help out for your sake, but it would definitely help. The tests are totally safe, too."

>>426021
Hmmm… it reminds you of the smell of natural gas from the bridge room… You're worried that the very air in this chamber could catch on fire if a single spark entered it.

Your eyes strain against the dark, but without the slightest amount of light, you can't see anything. Perhaps it is fortunate there are no sconces in this room.

>>426025
It's late at night, so almost all the slave-peddlers have closed up for the night. There are still some zebra dealers, but their prices are exorbitant. No children for sale.

>>426026
"Maybe. I can't help but think like Summer: that the time for dresses will come later."

>>426028
She gives you a wide smile. "Well, I'm happy I came."

She then gives a concerned look. "And to be honest… Stonebriar is probably a heap of ash now, anyway."

>>426030
You lay into him, but it's like punching a tire!

"What in the world do you mean? I've spent the last month at that podium telling everyone I'm Russo, running for seat four! Who the hell are you? Who attacks someone they don't even know?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426379

>>426378
Looks like I was worrying for nothing.
If it really is so late, maybe I should go back to the ship.
See who's there.
Oh, and figure out what's the deal with the rabbit.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426380

>>426378
Nod.
"How many ponies would you need?
Would one or two cooperative ponies be enough?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426381

>>426378
"Yes… it most likely is, as unfortunate as that may be."
I cock my head slightly
"Do you not miss it? It was your home, after all. Perhaps we could go visit the remains some day."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426382

>>426378
I go further back to the first intersection and go the way I have not gone.

[lemon] 426383

>>426378
"You are Russo. If so you are the right pony that I am finding." I stand there with my weapon held high.

"As for the man Russo, I do not know who he is or what he was in life. All I heard is that he is a great fighter and I plan to test this out in a fight."

Wf+6 426384

>>426379
Most everyone has already retired to the bunkhouses for the night. Very few members of the crew are still out.

You can see Itztli from the deck of the Pillager's Fancy, though. He's watching you as you board the ship, perched on a cannon of the Eagle's Roost, tracing your movements with his eyes.

>>426380
"It's more of a situation where any little bit counts, so certainly one or two would help. Maybe you could get your friend Tela to help for your sake. Or I believe you mentioned Miss Heart was interested in getting you back to normal. Or one of your other friends – the prisoners, maybe?"

>>426381
"In many ways I miss the routine and safety… but in many more ways it was always a cage, stunting my growth, I think. I thought walls were the pillar of strength I needed. It turns out all I needed was you."

>>426382
This is another low light level room. There is no obvious exit to this room besides the way you came. The tile floor is marked with symbols here, and light shines through the cracks between them.

>>426383
"Fair enough. I'll make a job of it. Jobs for everypony."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426385

>>426384
Approach him, and after a moment of silence, staring back at him, speak.
"That's not creepy at all."

Chip(DD knight) 426386

>>426383
>name

>>426384
What an oddball. Can I really take down this guy?

Suppress
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426387

>>426384
I nod.
"Mhhm, yeah, I'm sure they would help. I will try to send as many of them your way as I can. I don't have to be here for that, right, it's good enough if I tell them to pay you a visit?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426388

>>426384
"I am very happy you see things that way, miss Rosemary."
Nuzzle her cheek
"And your loyalty… will be rewarded. Graciously."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426389

>>426384
I read the symbols and trace them with my claws.

Wf+6 426390

>>426385
"CURIOUS I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS IN FACT DISTURBING."

>>426386
You close in to take him down, but he sidesteps you and gives you a powerful blow with his wing, which is coated in iron! That really threw you off balance considerably.

Chip: 2/7h, 5/7w

>>426387
"As long as they stop by, you don't need to be here for it."

>>426388
"Have you been thinking about the future?"

>>426389
They are not runes or any type of lettering. Instead they are pictures. One depicts an eagle, another a hawk, and a duck, a goose, and a few other birds you don't recognize.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426391

>>426390
Grin.
"Fucking A. Thanks for everything! I'll make sure to direct them here. If nothing comes up, I'll swing by tomorrow. Or with Tela.
Ta-ta!"
Who is the guy in charge of rooms and food on the Pillager's Fancy by the way?
It's not Abilio, is it?

Felfire [Necromancer] 426392

>>426390
Wince at the volume. Still haven't got used to that.
"And you do it with everypony that strolls on deck?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426393

>>426390
I smile
"I always try to do so, yes. I have not forgotten your wishes, if that is what you are curious about."

Wf+6 426394

>>426391
Those would be fulfilled by the quartermaster. A rather touchy subject as of late because he just went through two in rapid succession. You're not sure sure who the new quartermaster is, to be honest.

>>426392
"ONLY THOSE THAT INTEREST ME."

>>426393
She blushes and looks away a bit. "Well, yeah…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426395

>>426394
Are you on Steam?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426396

>>426394
Before I leave then.
"Uh, by the way, who is the new quartermaster?
I sort of need something done."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426397

>>426394
Raise a brow and sit down.
"Flattered.
What, were you worried about that Grogar stuff earlier today?
It's all fixed."
Think about it for a moment.
"Actually, thanks."

Chip(DD knight) 426398

>>426390
Attack him with my cudgel
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 426399

>>426394
"Now that I have been promoted, it is certainly more viable for me to fulfill those desires of yours… if you are still willing, of course."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426400

>>426394
I look for pictures that look like my bird half.

Wf+6 426401

>>426396
"I've put Miss Doldrums in charge of it. Actually… If you see Miss Felfire, have her check her mail, too."

>>426397
"I WAS NOT CONCERNED I WAS INTERESTED THAT YOU WERE CONCERNED HOWEVER."

>>426398
You take a wide swing, and he yells at you hard enough for you to nearly fall over.

"THAT ALL YOU GOT?"

Chip: 1/7h, 5/7w

>>426399
"Of course!"

She then turns redder from her sudden outburst and shrinks a little. Then in a more contained voice: "I mean, of course."

>>426400
Which is…?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426402

>>426401
Nod.
"Right, check her mail… what mail?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426403

>>426401
"Balance matters. How did you pull that off?"

Chip(DD knight) 426404

>>426401
Damn it!
Suppress
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 426405

>>426401
I smile
"Excellent. Once we leave Reptil… I will make you a happy mare indeed."
Poke her belly with a hoof
"In any case, let us move on."
I need to speak to my captain… ask around and see who the new captain of the Sirocco is.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426406

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Wf+6 426407

>>426402
"The same place you checked to get your officer confirmation letter. You did receive that, right?"

>>426403
"USING A MAGNETIC FIELD AS I EXPLAINED PREVIOUSLY."

>>426404
You close and grab him, pulling him down to the ground.

"My victory is inevitable, you know. You only prolong your defeat."

>>426405
She giggles when you poke her.

Word is that Al-Jinn the Unscarred was made captain. He was that seemingly untouchable griffon…

>>426406
A nice choice. There is a vulture depiction. You locate it.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426408

>>426407
Oh my. He also usually sticks to the fleet. Shouldn't be too hard to find him, right?

426409

>>426407
This must be the right one, because it looks like me. I work my claws into the cracks and try to pull apart the stone.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 426410

>>426407
Look at him and frown.
"And I use a piece of bone to bring back the dead and bind their souls into shadows.
That's a tool, not a way."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426411

>>426407
I groan.
"No? Why didn't anyone tell me there was a mail system? Do we live that far away from each other on these ships?"

Chip(DD knight) 426412

>>426407
Procure a rope in my bag and tie him up!
'1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 426413

>>426408
He's not at all. He's at the helm of the Sirocco, even though being anchored makes this totally unnecessary. Perhaps he's getting a feel for the wheel.

>>426409
The stone does not crumble at all under your touch.

>>426410
"THE PROCESS IS SO CHANGER-TOUCHED THAT IT WOULD BOGGLE YOUR MIND TO CONCEIVE OF THE MEANS THAT IS A TECHNICAL TERM BY THE WAY BOGGLE."

>>426411
"It's used for official communique. That's actually quite important. You might have already been officially promoted and not know it."

>>426412
You manage to get a rope around him, and he seethes.

"You really think rope can hold me, son? Really? I just threw you through a building. And I will again."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426414

>>426413
Understandable.
"Captain Al-Jinn. Good day to you."
I nod politely as I approach him.

426415

>>426413
I bash it with the butt of my staff.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 426416

>>426413
"So wait, since when has Discord started dealing with resurrection?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426417

>>426413
"Oh, fuck me, you should tell me about these things sooner next time! Later, I'll send somepony your way!"
Okay, let's head to Doldrums then.

Wf+6 426418

>>426414
"Yes… Third Mate Light Heart. What is it?"

>>426415
It does seem like it gives in that direction. You wonder what kind of stimulus it wants.

>>426416
"DISCORD DEALS IN ALL AREAS BUT THAT IS NOT RELEVANT TO YOUR QUESTION."

>>426417
The dark-feathered griffon is moving things into her newly acquired cabin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426419

>>426418
Wave at her.
"Hey, uh, I just want to check, did I get any mail?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426420

>>426418
"I am here to make your acquaintance. I do not quite believe we have met. I also must congratulate you with your promotion."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426421

>>426418
I pull on it.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426423

>>426418
"Yeah, you kinda didn't answer."
Cock my head to the side with a mildly disappointed expression.
"What are you anyway?"

Wf+6 426424

>>426419
"Ah. The new pegasus on the fleet that came on in Stonebriar. You're the infamous Light Heart. I do have a letter for you right here."

>>426420
"Thank you. I extend the same courtesy to you as well. I am sure we've seen each other at some point. We were on the same vessel for some time."

>>426421
Caught on the grid… it seems like it goes down somehow… but just pushing with your staff isn't doing it.

>>426423
"I AM A RABBIT."

Chip(DD knight) 426425

>>426413
I dont know, carry him to the water and try to drown him?
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426426

>>426424
I start jumping up and down on it.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426427

>>426424
"Yes, indeed we were. But I never got the chance to truly get to know you."
I wave a hoof
"In any case, I was wondering if there was something you required of me."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426428

>>426424
I pause for a moment, then let out a laugh.
"Heh, close, but no cigar. I'm not Light Heart.
Name's Emrille. The other pegasus."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426429

>>426424
"That knows all there's to know about the changer.
With the power to reshape a whole town.
Correct?"

Wf+6 426437

>>426425
All the way on the beach?

I estimate travel time to be two minutes. That's twenty rounds. If you pass 19 more checks, you succeed.

>>426426
You touch it with your talon and it glows dimly before falling out entirely. There seems to be a brightly lit, but cavernous room below.

>>426427
"Not as-yet. Your friends arrived last night, though."

>>426428
"I see. Yes, I do have something here."

She passes you a letter. Looks very official.

>>426429
"EVEN I DO NOT PRESUME TO FATHOM HIS IMMEASURABLE CHAOS."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426441

>>426437
"Ah, excellent. I had hoped they would. How many turned up?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426442

>>426437
Open and read it very officially then.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426445

>>426437
Move a hoof around teasingly.
"But you still have those powers!"

Chip(DD knight) 426446

>>426437
Looks like that is not an option then.
Punch him in the face and I will repeat this until he is knocked out.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 426448

>>426441
"Five or six. We will see how strong they prove to be in the coming days."

>>426442
Just remember what it looked like earlier.

But yeah, approved.

>>426445
"YES I HAVE BEEN CHAOS TOUCHED."

>>426446
You take a swing at him, but he uses the opportunity to burst apart the ropes and clock you in the face.

Chip: 0/7, 4/7

"I told ya you ain't got any hope, son."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426449

>>426448
Grin.
"Awesome!"
Chuckle, and put it away.
"Now, I wanted to ask you for something. A quiet little room on a ship, and a dinner for two, this evening. It'd be a one time thing."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426450

>>426448
I nod
"Very well. Is the Sirocco faring well in terms of crew? I will be visiting Reptil again today, so hopefully I can add to that number."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426452

>>426437
I drop down into the room.

Chip(DD knight) 426459

>>426448
"Ugggh… fuck. This is goddamn humiliating. What are you exactly? Some sort of war vet?"
Try to stand up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 426461

>>426449
"What? That is – no offense, but I'm married to the job!"

>>426450
"We're mostly lacking menials. The sort that do not engage in battle. They maintain the sails and rigging."

>>426452
It's brighter down here, and you can see why. It seems to pass through another one of those natural gas caverns, and gouts of flame are all about. The passage splits off in two directions.

>>426459
"I'm here to represent the people of Reptil."

He just shakes his head at you but doesn't actually beat you while you're down.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426462

>>426461
Nod.
"Yeah, so you can arrange that, right?
Hmm, or y'know what, make it lunch instead."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426464

>>426461
I roll a die.
[1d4]

Roll #1 3 = 3

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426465

>>426461
>>426464
I pick it up and go to the right.

Wf+6 426468

>>426462
"What are you talking about? I said 'no'."

>>426464
>>426465
It's hot down here, and you nearly get badly burned a few times as you navigate the thin crevice. Eventually, you squeeze through a small gap and come to a little alcove in the cave. An altar. There's a bottle waiting on it.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426470

>>426461
"I see… so the raider situation is less of a concern already then. Very well. I will do my best to seek more recruits. I also wished to ask you whether it would be possible to transfer the unicorn prisoners to the Sirocco, so I can keep a closer eye on them."

426472

>>426468
I can I see anything indicating what the stuff in the bottle does?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426474

>>426472
There should have been a +3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426475

>>426468
Frown.
"Come on, you are the quartermaster! How hard would it be for you to get a free room for a bit and something to eat?"

Chip(DD knight) 426476

>>426461
"Represent them in what? I heard some people want you gone here."

Try to stand up, is Reptil burning or are there people trying to kill the fire?
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 426480

>>426470
"The Sirocco lacks a brig as a result of its light, interceptor design. Even our hold is smaller than that of the other ships in the fleet."

>>426472
>>426474
There are runes in the ruin-tongue. Something about… seeing visions or spirits.

>>426475
"Oh. That. There's plenty of space in the hold. Why don't you just eat there?"

>>426476
The fire has spread considerably, but at this point, Cloud King has rallied up a gang of supporters and is fighting the fire.

He kicks you a few times in the ribs. You're getting really beaten up!

"I'm the one that protects their jobs!"

Chip: 0/7, 2/7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426481

>>426480
"I want some assured privacy."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426483

>>426480
I hold my staff tightly as I drink it.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426484

>>426480
"Ah, that is a shame…"
Would my cabin be big enough to house them?

Chip(DD knight) 426486

>>426480
Ha…. okay this is it.
"D… damnit"

Last stand.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 426487

>>426448
"Okay, this is interesting.
What elese can you do?"
Lay down and smile, I'm all ears now.

Wf+6 426491

>>426484
Sure.

"There are always trade-offs. The Sirocco has unmatched speed."

>>426481
"We don't have spare rooms lying around, but maybe for a price I could let you rent my room if you want it so badly."

>>426483
It's a powerful experience. You feel your body seized, and you nearly topple over into a nearby flame vent immediately.

When you finally wrench your eyes open to try to peer through the smoke, you are overcome by what you can only describe as an ethereal cloud of souls. It's terrifying, awesome, and stunning all at once. The closest thing you could describe it as is if a bunch of clouds got together and conspired to look like extremely wrathful skulls.

>>426486
"Ya can't win, son. Never could."

He doesn't attack you, but you stay down.

>>426487
"ALTERATION OF TIMELINE FELL UNDER PARADIGM OF POTENTIAL SHIFTS CAN SHIFT POTENTIAL IN DIFFERENT WAYS FOR INSTANCE ALLOWING YOU TO LEARN DIFFERENT SKILLS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR LEARNING POTENTIAL."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426492

>>426491
"Right.
And that price is? Need something done?"

Chip(DD knight) 426494

>>426491
"Alright, I already know I give up. Stop telling me." I glare angrily at him and try to stand up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 426496

>>426491
I nod
"Yes yes… I must say I do quite like the form of the ship. Very lithe and sleek. I am pleased to be a part of the crew, mister Al-Jinn, I can assure you that."
I wave a hoof
"One last thing before I leave you to your work, who was appointed as First mate of the Sirocco?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426499

>>426491
I sprinkle a good portion of the dust from one of my pouches on my head, back, and wings before prostrating myself.

Wf+6 426501

>>426492
"Just a doubloon. And I would prefer you make it a lunch so I can get back to moving my things."

>>426494
He holds you down with a hoof.

"Seems like ya don't, son."

>>426496
"Are you familiar with the pegasus from the Seaworthy known as Ruxiang the Eye?"

>>426499
YOU HAVE COME FAR, OUR LAST SON, HAVE YOU NOT? OUR SUCCESSOR. A WORTHY WARRIOR, AT LEAST.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426502

>>426501
I nod
"Miss Emrille mentioned his name a few times, yes. He was the Third mate there, if I recall correctly."

Chip(DD knight) 426504

>>426501
Brush him away and stand up.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426508

>>426501
Flip out.
"A whole fucking doubloon?!"
Sigh.
"For fuck's sake… fine. I hope the door has a lock and everything. And you better make sure that lunch is good. I will also need water, nothing but water to drink. For two ponies. No interruptions. You got all that?"
Take out a doubloon.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426509

>>426501
I stay prostrated on the ground.
"Yes. Thank you for warning Seekkill and sending Seekkill escape boat."

Wf+6 426517

>>426508
She tuts at you. "That's a lot of service. But I'll arrange it."

>>426509
THE TIME OF SECOND ASCENSION DRAWS NEAR. IN PREPARATION FOR THIS EVENT, EACH OF OUR TEMPLES IS IN TURN ON ITS WAY TO DESTRUCTION. THIS ONE IS INCLUDED. VERY SOON THE GAS IN THESE CAVERNS WILL BUILD TO CRITICAL MASS RESULTING IN AN ENORMOUS EXPLOSION.

>>426504
You roll up to your feet, blood leaking from the corner of your mouth.

Chip: 7/7h, 2/7w

>>426502
"Yes. It's been quite the boon for him."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426518

>>426491
Raise a brow at that.
"You mean messing with my mind?"

Wf+6 426520

>>426518
"NOT JUST YOUR MIND YOUR VERY SELF CAN BE ALTERED AS DRAMATICALLY AS REPTIL WAS THIS MORNING."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426521

>>426517
Flip the doubloon to her.
"I would fucking expect a lot of services for a doubloon."
Sigh.
Oh, right, what Abilio told me.
"While you arrange all that shit, you can give me the letters meant for Felfire and Light Heart. I will bring those to them, I was going to see them anyway."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426522

>>426517
"Are there things Seekkill must take before temple ex-plodes?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426524

>>426517
"I see… I will need to speak to him as well then."
I nod
"Thank you, mister Al-Jinn. Have a pleasant day."
Now… Time to gather my minions.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426526

>>426520
Look uneasy.
"How deep is this thing."

Chip(DD knight) 426528

>>426517
"Damn it all." I grit my teeth.
Run away from this humiliating defeat. Dig to the ground and escape.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 426530

>>426521
"Can't do on that account, I'm afraid. Gotta be picked up in person."

>>426522
THERE WAS ANOTHER LIKE YOU IN THE DEEPEST SLEEP. YOU COULD SAVE THE OTHER IF YOU SO CHOOSE. BEYOND THE ROOM OF BLADES IN DARK, IN THE COLD ROOM, THAT IS WHERE THE OTHER SURVIVOR WAITS. PERHAPS YOU WILL FIND MORE INSIGHT THERE. AS OUR SUCCESSOR, ANYTHING ELSE YOU FIND YOU MAY KEEP. MATERIAL GOODS MEAN NOTHING TO US ASCENDED.

>>426524
They are back in your room.

Except Skylight who isn't, and Sitar and Stein who aren't minions because you didn't recruit them in this timeline, you just talked to each.

>>426526
"YOU SEEM LIKE AN INTELLIGENT PONY HOW DEEP DO YOU THINK IT IS."

>>426528
You dive into the ground and lose him with ease.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426531

>>426530
Let's do that officially now then.
"Mister Stein. Have you been able to move all your equipment to the fleet? Are you prepared to move?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426532

>>426530
Deeper than I might be comfortable with.
"Okay, different question.
Let's say, screw potentials.
Let's say you could rearrange my life around."
Look him right in the eyes for a second.
"Can you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426533

>>426530
"Right, right then. I'll pick up the key before lunch."

And now, find Smitts.

Chip(DD knight) 426535

>>426530
Surface from somewhere around Reptil far away from the place of debate, how is the city?

Also go back to the secret graveyard and into Steel Strikers tomb.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426536

Am I still at the dress shop?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426537

>>426530
"How Seekkill get past blades? How much time Seeekkill have?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 426538

>>426536
Most likely so.

Wf+6 426540

>>426536
Yes.

>>426535
The fire didn't spread too badly. Cloud King got it under control, it looks like.

You can't get to the graveyard without passing through town, though. The statue, remember?

>>426532
He considers it.

"POSSIBLE, IF POTENTIAL IS THERE. ASSESSMENTS OF YOUR PAST SHOW TROUBLING HISTORY. YOU WANT THIS ALTERED?"

>>426531
"Of course, mein fräulein. Zo I must say, I haven't often ze pleasure of sharing a bed wit so many mares."

>>426537
HOURS. YOU WILL NAVIGATE THE BLADES SUCCESSFULLY IF YOU ARE OUR WORTHY SUCCESSOR. YOU WILL EITHER CHOOSE TO ABANDON THE OTHER SURVIVOR, OR YOU WILL DISPLAY YOUR STRENGTH. ONE OF THE TWO WILL OCCUR.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426544

>>426540
I chuckle heartily
"I do hope you enjoyed it then, mister Stein. In that case, will you be working for me officially? I believe your skills will come in very hoofy indeed."
Command '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 426545

>>426540
Stay silent, staring at him.
Then, after a minute or so, speak again, heavy, almost broken words.
"Would it.. Would it hurt? Would the past just change?"

Chip(DD knight) 426546

>>426540
Go back to the ships then and try to get myself fixed up, visit Nurse Heart and see if she can help me with my wounds.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426548

>>426540
"Thank you, Spirits. Where are other temples?"

Wf+6 426558

>>426545
"COULD GO SMOOTH COULD BE MESSY DEPENDENT ON POTENTIALITY AND LATENT ENERGIES BEST CASE SCENARIO RESULTS IN ZERO RECOLLECTION YOU WILL NOT EVEN REMEMBER THIS CONVERSATION WORST CASE SCENARIO RESULTS IN BLEEDING CONFUSION OF IDENTITY ET CETERA."

>>426544
He just laughs at you.

"Ah ha ha… nein, nein. You must be joking."

>>426546
She's there on your old bunk. It occurs to you that you should probably relocate her to your room now that you have one.

Actually, now that you have a private room you could do a lot of things to her without anyone ever seeing… Those rooms have doors that only open with your permission…

Nurturing Heart is there and heals your wounds.

>>426548
THROUGHOUT THIS ARCHIPELAGO. THE TIME OF SECOND ASCENSION IS TOO NEAR, HOWEVER. YOU WILL LIKELY NOT ENCOUNTER ANOTHER.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426562

Felfire [Necromancer] 426563

>>426558
Shake my head.
"Nah. I am not going down that road. Not yet."
Smile.
"I lived with it for so long, I'm not gonna change it now."
And nobody will deny me my revenge, once I come back.

Look at the sky.
"So, potentials."
And back at the rabbit.
"Were do I start?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426564

>>426538
>>426540
"Are we almost done here?…"

426565

>>426558
I raise a brow
"Are you certain? I assure you, my cabin is much more comfortable than the rest of the ship. And I am one of its officers, so who better to work for than me? I believe we can aid one another in many ways and in doing so, bring forth profit to us both."

Roll #1 8 = 8

Spring Water [Doctor] 426569

>>426564
You have the initiative, cupcake. Mommy is just here to make sure you don't go somewhere fillies aren't supposed to go.
"What do you want to do, Summer? Maybe visit the temple? … if they have one."

Wf+6 426571

>>426533
Smitts has taken up new lodgings on the Eagle's Roost.

>>426563
"CLARIFY QUERY."

>>426564
Seems everyone is.

>>426565
You seem to undo the damage you did at least. He's now back to neutral.

"I didn't realize you were serious. Hmm… I don't know."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426572

>>426571
"My learning.
Let's get to it, shall we?"
Rub my hooves in excitement with a maniacal grin.
"You can make me better, no?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426573

>>426558
"Thank you, Spirits. If Spirits not have more things to Seekkill Seekkill ready to find Spirits' things and find sleeper."

Chip(DD knight) 426575

>>426558
"Thank you Ms. Heart." I pat her head.
"You do heard I rosed up in rank, with that I got a room. You can stay there if you want to rest." I smile at her. With that I carry her to my room in the other ship.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426576

>>426569
>>426571
"Princess Luna can only visit ponies in dreams… she can't respond in prayer."
I pout and sigh.

Wf+6 426578

>>426572
"[b]COMMON MISCONCEPTION OF POTENTIALITY I CANNOT MAKE YOU BETTER I CAN MAKE YOU DIFFERENT IN WAYS THAT MIGHT BE MORE BENEFICIAL IN THE SAME WAY THAT SOME MIGHT DESCRIBE THIS VERSION OF REPTIL AS SUPERIOR TO THE OTHER VERSION OF REPTIL NEITHER IS BETTER EACH HAS THE SAME POTENTIALITY."

>>426573
THEN GO.

>>426575
It's a bit of a mess of a room. No windows, but it's rather spacious. In any case, you got a closet and a pretty big bed. Much bigger than what you have been on anyway.

"It's nice~"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426579

>>426571
Knock on his door.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426580

>>426571
"I assure you, those who serve me well are rewarded generously. What is it you desire most in life, mister Stein?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 426585

>>426576
"Well in that case… it's up to you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426586

>>426578
"Show me."

Wf+6 426589

>>426579
"Come in, Emrille."

>>426580
"I have no idea."

>>426586
"I ALREADY DID THIS MORNING WITH THE CITY."

Chip(DD knight) 426590

>>426578
Just give her the '~' stare.
"I would really like to indulge in you right now but I got some work to do." boop her nose.
I then whisper to her.
"Say, what if turn you into a filly with the help of Abilio would that be okay for you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426592

>>426589
Enter.
"Good day. I have a bit of news, and something I want to talk about. Hope I am not interrupting."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426594

>>426585
"I don't know… there's nothing really to do in this town. Do you wanna do something?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426595

>>426578
I stand and shake the dust off then go back through the gap walk down the right path.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426596

>>426589
Facehoof.
"Show it to me right now. Show my own possibilities, like you did with the city.
Or am I supposed to know what those are?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426598

>>426589
I tap my chin with a hoof
"Interesting. That means that that is yet another mystery to be solved. Whatever it may be… I believe I could help with it. My cooperation will only aid you, mister Stein. I implore you to reconsider."
Command '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 426603

>>426590
"I… don't really understand, but I trust you'll do what's best for me, Chip. I know you care for me… and I just want to please you in return…~"

>>426592
"No, go on."

>>426595
It's a dead end. It seems a lot of gas is building up in this area. This must have been the region referred to by the spirits…

>>426596
"KNOWING YOUR OWN PATH IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN CONSULT YOUR TEACHERS IF YOU ARE UNSURE."

Itztli will only reset your skill points, letting your spend those on other things, not auto-teach them. He only does that for Tony, because Tony is a Discordian exception.

>>426598
"Perhaps another time, mein fraudlein. After I progress on my research. I will stay in your room though, if you permit it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426605

>>426603
"Hm… very well. We shall discuss this further later then, I will let you acclimatize to the fleet first. Now…"
Look at the rest of my crew
"There is something I need to teach all of you. A new way to communicate in battle which will hopefully prove to be more effective."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426607

>>426603
I don't need to reset all my skill points.
Just the one I used for ISC back then and the other 3 from Corpse Explosion and Chain Corpse Explosion.
Where am I supposed to find Pet Mastery trainers?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426609

>>426603
"The gun nut I mentioned earlier will swing by this afternoon. Told him about the job, and to bring his friends.
But while I was heading there, I came across something. There is going to be a tournament in the city today."

Spring Water [Doctor] 426611

>>426594
I just shrug
"Reptil isn't really my kind of place… I don't know either."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426612

>>426603
I go back up through the hole and get as close as I can to the blade room before I run out of light. Once I am there I sprinkle some of my dust into the pouch with my dice and shake it a few times before letting the dice spill onto the floor.
[11d4]

Roll #1 4, 3, 4, 1, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3 = 35

Wf+6 426615

>>426605
Even Wark seems interested.

>>426607
Anyone who does management can teach Pet Mastery. So Smitts or General Movp for example.

Losing ISC means you will lose access to Last Rites and Raise Ancients. I haven't phased out ISC from my rules fully yet.



>>426609
"I'm aware of it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426617

>>426615
>>426612
Once I get to the entrance of the room I take four steps forwards, wait three seconds, take four steps forwards, wait one second, take three steps forwards, wait four seconds, take three steps forwards, wait four seconds, take three steps forwards, wait three seconds, then take three more steps forwards.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426618

>>426615
"And they are a fights to the death. I'm pretty sure we could join and win, but, I got a better idea. What if we waited it out, then recruited the winning team?
I think there would be no doubt about their fighting capabilites."

Chip(DD knight) 426619

>>426603
Kiss her on her forehead.
"Thats my good girl, Chip will protect you and save you if you are in danger. All I have to ask is for you to make me happy."

Playfully throw her on the bed and go out and spy on the statue leading to the secret graveyard. Is it safe to go down there this daytime?

426620

>>426615
I raise a hoof
"Hoofwork. By motioning my hooves in certain ways, I can save time by not having to order you using words. Allow me to showcase…"
Do I need to roll to teach them the different signs?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 426622

>>426615
Aww.
Doesn't really matter, I have shadows anyway.
Who's got spell bleed?
And how many skill points do I have saved up, since I didn't train anything since resurrection?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426623

>>426611
I idly trace a hoof along the floor.

>>426615
"Uh, miss Skylight? Do you want to do anything?"

Wf+6 426627

>>426617
'1d10'

>>426618
"An interesting idea, but why do you think they would join us? And better yet, why not just recruit everyone from the tournament immediately?"

>>426619
It's hard to say. There are a lot of ponies around…

>>426620
Nah, you got it.

You're set.

>>426622
You should have 10
Skills: Seance (1), Living Rites (Free), Raise Dead (1), Commune (1), FOTOS (2), Resurrection (3)

You have 2, and after you sleep you'll have one more.

>>426623
"We went by the Temple earlier today and it was very pleasant. Then, we also went to see a theater show and that was nice. There were magic shows, too…"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 426628

>>426627
>>426617
You deftly maneuver the blade chamber without getting touched.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426631

>>426627
>>426628
I keep tapping along with my staff.

426632

>>426627
Good! I'll have to show Skylight as well at some point… But anyway.
"Mister Sitar. Before I forget… are you willing to work for me? I believe your… specific skillset could come in quite handy indeed."

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 426633

>>426627
So 3 + 4 more.
Looks good, after all I'm dropping stuff I'm not using anyway.
"Go ahead then."

Wf+6 426634

>>426632
Sitar isn't actually in the room, but you track him down and he agrees to work for you.

>>426628
Unlike the previous rooms which were hot, this next room is surprisingly cold. You head down a few flights of stairs into seemingly another world. It's unworldly how fast the dirt turned to permafrost.

Down here, there is nothing but a few old statues, and in the center, a nest, with a figure in it.

Chip(DD knight) 426636

>>426627
>lots of ponies around.
Looks like this is not the safest time to go there. Now what to do what to do….

… go to Movp right now. Perhaps I got to ask what crew members we might need more on the taem.

Wf+6 426637

>>426633
What? No. You're so far off it's painful.

You do not get 17 points while everyone else is on 10.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426638

>>426634
He's not? Well he can stay there if he wants.

Find Chip next.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426639

>>426627
"I'm pretty sure that would cause quite a bit of trouble with the crowd who expects it. And there's a lot of booze and whatnot in Reptil, which can make an unhappy crowd dangerous. Not that we couldn't deal with them, but I don't think it would do good for business. And why have all the bad ones, when we can have the best? If the weak fall in the first mission, it was wasted resources to get them there. If we get the best, we can't go wrong. They survived a tournament, after all."

Wf+6 426640

>>426636
You head to Movp's cabin, but get stopped en route by Light Heart.

>>426638
You find him on the Eagle's Roost.

426641

>>426634
From where I am I try to spot anything that would make me "demonstrate my strength."

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426644

>>426627
"Magic show?"
I perk up.
"What kind of magic show?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426645

>>426640
>>426636
"Mister Chip, good to see you. I was hoping to enlist your expertise on something."

Wf+6 426646

>>426641
There is nothing here that would require that, except perhaps the blades from the previous room.

Chip(DD knight) 426647

>>426638
>>426640
I smile as she stop me.
"Hey there!"
rolling to grab her flank.
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 426649

>>426647
Thats a good grab.

>>426645
"Enlist on what?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426650

>>426646
I walk over to the nest and look down at the figure.

Wf+6 426651

>>426639
"I'll leave it up to you to recruit them, then."

>>426644
"I didn't get a good look but I saw a few."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426653

>>426647
I clear my throat and take a step back.
"Mister Chip please, I am quite pressed in terms of time."

>>426649
"I would like you to craft some beds for me, if possible. For my cabin on the Sirocco."

Chip(DD knight) 426655

>>426653
"Beds? What kind of bed exactly? How big? Double decker? A drawer underneath? What color? What kind of material? Oak? Pine? Oh! Narra tree's really have a good finish on it when poslished and strong too! Or perhaps Kamagong! That one is called ironwood for a reason."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426659

>>426651
Nod.
"I will do my best to do so."
Take a short pause.
"And now for something completely different…
I'm pretty sure you know I'm going to have a private lunch with somepony soon.
I would like if what happened in there would not leave that room, because I know you will know about it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426660

>>426655
"Double deckers would be desirable to save up on space… as for the material, I believe oak will do just fine, unless you feel otherwise. I will need… five double deckers to house everypony properly."

Wf+6 426663

>>426650
It's… an egg. A griffon egg.

…Wait, these are real?

>>426659
"It's true. But I will try to respect your privacy."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426665

>>426651
"Oh… do you think we could go see one?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426667

>>426663
I walk around the nest a few times then pick the egg and put it in my pouch full of feathers.

Chip(DD knight) 426668

>>426660
My eyes widen.
"F… five? When? Dont tell me tomorrow, thats insane. It will take me time if I am alone on doing it. I have to go to town to get materials to produce it.

Spring Water [Doctor] 426669

>>426665
"I think we should!"

Wf+6 426670

[Pause]

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426671

>>426663
"Thank you.
This really means much to me.
Now, was there something you would need?
Oh, and by the way, thanks for that letter. Even if I got it a bit late."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426673

>>426668
"Perhaps it can be lowered to three… yes. Let us make that three. I can pay for the materials and the work hours of course."

Chip(DD knight) 426675

>>426673
"Five double deckers made of oak material is doable Ms. LightHeart. The only issue is time and pay."
Seeing she is a bit on a distance I slowly approach her.
"As for pay, you know the pay~"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426678

>>426675
Taking a moment to count…
"I have a bed for miss Rosemary and I to share already… mister Stein, mister Wark, mister Sitar, miss Onik, miss Skylight and mister Curry all need their separate beds. Miss Spring and her daughter can share a bed… miss Mera only needs her bathtub. That brings us at… 7 separate sleeping places to be accommodated. If we work with double deckers… that means I will only require four of them at most."
Look back at him
"How long do you believe this would take? And more importantly… Which price do you propose for all this work?"

Chip(DD knight) 426690

>>426678
I stop to think for a moment.
"Perhaps a day or half a day to go to either the market, mill or shipbuilders area to find good oak wood and material, plus pay one or two stevedore's to carry said wood to the ship or docks where I can work. Four days perhaps per bed will be the minimum or week at the most so that will take me four weeks at maximum. Plus of course the hay or wool or cotton material and the sheets to make it a soft bed and with that its finished." I smile.

"As for the bits, the bits that I require would mostly be dependent on how much the wood, nails, bedding and sheets would cost so the market is a bit fluctuating on different settlements so I cant give you a good number right now. Dont worry I wont swindle you on that."

"As for pay… " I lean on her.
"I would cum inside that little soft body of yours for every bed that I make. How is that?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426698

>>426690
I raise a brow
"That is a steep price. I will consider it. Though I will attempt to simply buy some beds instead to reduce the wait."

Chip(DD knight) 426704

>>426698
I shrug.
"It is made to order, I am alone on making beds and I alone have to test it for faults so it will take time like you said. I dont want to give shoddy work to a shipmate of mine that is good to me after all."

"Though I can recommend buying pre made beds too if you are really short on time like you said." I smile.

"As for the price it is negotiable and I can lower it. Perhaps I can do it three times inside you?" I wink and nudge.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426705

>>426704
"The main problem is that four weeks is rather long… I currently only have one bed, which is certainly not enough to allow ten ponies to sleep in."
I shake my head and chuckle
"We shall see, I suppose. For now, I must go back to Reptil. There is work to be done. I have politicians to talk to and trades to be made."

Chip(DD knight) 426707

>>426705
"My suggestion, go and check out if you can find a good bed… you know what, bring me with you when we check out furnitures, so that no snotty nosed swindlers may sell you with termite infested woodwork or rusty metal hinges. Perhaps we can get all the beds that way with minimum time wasted. The beds that they cant provide I can build."

I then whistle and sit next to her.
"And after inspecting and going out shopping for furnitures, the two of us can… you know. Enjoy each other.~"

Wf+6 426755

>>426665
>>426669
"I'm sure, but not tonight. It's too late, there are no shows. How about tomorrow morning?"

You should get a move on. It's 11 PM.

>>426667
Egg acquired.

>>426671
"There is something you can do for me. But not yet. Perhaps this evening. For now, you are dismissed."

Tony [Trickster] 426757

>>426755
As Tela isn't here anymore, I'll go to the casino alone.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426758

>>426755
Nod.
"I'll be sure to check back at eve' then.
Toodles."

Okay, let's leave there for now.
First order of business, find Felfire.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426759

>>426755
Well, I'll have Skylight take Summer and Spring back to the ship. I want to check out the temple district before I head back.
"Mera, would you like to join me?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426760

>>426755
Right… time to go into town. Merchant district.
I need to buy some beds for my cabin…
I'd take Stein with me for Appraise but… yeah. Take Wark, Rosemary and Onik instead.

426762

>>426755
I go to the entrance of the bladed room while keeping an eye out for anything dangerous.

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

Spring Water [Doctor] 426763

>>426755
If it's that late, we should probably sleep and skip.
Waiting on Summer to make the call though.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426768

>>426763
Sleep!

Wf+6 426771

>>426757
You return to The Lucky 39.

>>426758
She hasn't entered this time zone because she never went to sleep last night.

>>426759
"Okay. It'll be the first time we've visited a temple together since the one we grew up in… Well, except the basement of that basilica."

>>426760
Wark has seemed distracted all morning, but acquiesces.

Onik and Rosemary agree without trouble, though. You head out into town.

>>426763
>>426768
Skylight accompanies you back to the ships, and you bed down and sleep.

>>426762
You return. There is nothing else dangerous in this chamber – except the cold, if you lingered too long.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426772

Felfire [Necromancer] 426773

>>426758
>>426771
Uh, right. Finish talking with the rabbit, forget those 3 skills.
"…"
I could just say I'm there, next thing I'll do is go to sleep.

426774

>>426771
"Master Wark, is there something troubling you? Please do say so in that case."
Any stores around that sell furniture like beds and whatnot?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426775

>>426771
"Yes. Though I'm not quite certain the basement counts, since we didn't exactly go there to worship…"
And we'll make our way to the temple district.

Tony [Trickster] 426776

>>426771
Who is here now? Still the low number of people or more now?
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426777

>>426771
I pour more dust into my dice bag and shake it before letting the dice fall out.
[11d4]

Roll #1 1, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 1 = 21

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426778

>>426771
So what time are we at now?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426780

>>426773
"Hey, you got a sec?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426781

>>426780
Nod at her.
"Need anything?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426784

>>426781
"Sort of.
Two things.
One, you would do me a reaaaally big favor if you could drop by at Abilio so he could shrink you down and experiment on you."

Spring Water [Doctor] 426787

>>426771
Lovely!
Now if Skylight wants to lead us to that temple…

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426788

>>426771
>>426777
I pick the dice back up and take one step forwards, wait three seconds, take two steps forwards, wait one second, one step forwards, wait one second, take two steps forwards, wait three seconds, take three steps forwards, wait three seconds, and take one step forwards.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426792

>>426784
Stare flatly at her.
"Out of the question and you should know why. What's next?"

Wf+6 426793

>>426773
ZzZzzzzzz

All caught up on skill points.

>>426774
Plenty. There's a sofa and quill shop down the street.

"I cannae get a fix on it. I'll let ya know."

>>426775
You arrive. Because it's so late, there are few left around the temple. It's totally non-denominational, so no symbols of any kind.

"Looks a little deserted. That's okay, though. We have a nice view of the moon."

>>426778
ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

Early morning time zone.

>>426787
But if you take out a fourth follower, you'll get a roll penalty.

>>426788
You safely navigate back through the chamber.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426794

>>426793
Sexy.
Wake up and look around, is Terrebonne here?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426795

>>426792
Shrug.
"Fine, I guess you don't want to hear the news then… Two only comes after one, y'know. It won't hurt."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426797

>>426795
Frown.
"Seriously now? Do I have to ask Abilio to explain you why that'd be an awkward experience for all of us?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426798

>>426793
What? What a strange combination…
"Very well then."
Walk inside one of the shops.
"Good day."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426799

>>426797
"Yeah, you can explain to him, not me.
Don't you want to help the science of magic and whatnot?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426800

>>426793
I go into the dark room that does not have blades and, pressing my claw against the wall, walk around the room until I find a door.

Spring Water [Doctor] 426801

>>426793
Well if you want to be difficult about this…
"Skylight, could you tell us where the temple district is?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426802

>>426793
"Yes, and that's all we really need, isn't it?"
Let's find a nice spot. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 426803

>>426799
"It doesn't mean I'm letting anyone shrink me. Period.
And do you have an idea how heavy these things would be for a kid?"
Move the copper wings as best as I can.
"I'd be nailed to the ground."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426806

>>426803
"Fine, don't help me then, thanks a lot."
I sigh.
"Anyway, you got mail. Check that and everything. That's all."

Chip(DD knight) 426809

>>426755
Now that business with LH is taken cared off, I then head to Movp place.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426810

>>426806
"Don't be so prissy. I'll come over and take a look.
Where do I check for mail?"

Wf+6 426811

>>426794
She is.

>>426798
"S'ok."

>>426801
I had forgotten. She'll take you there.

"Sure. I can show you the way."

>>426800
You make the entire perimeter of the room and find your way back to your original entry point.

>>426802
It's all pretty nice and quiet here.

>>426809
General Movp is in his quarters.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426813

>>426811
Then, let us pray. '1d10'
To the moon, and Luna.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426815

>>426811
I walk straight across it while feeling in front of me with my staff.

426817

>>426811
Do they sell double decker beds here that could fit in my cabin? I'll need four of the things.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Spring Water [Doctor] 426818

>>426811
I smile at her
"Thank you, please do so."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426820

>>426811
"Hey Terre."
Stand up and do my usual morning routine.
Then, look around, awkwardly.
"Maybe it's too early to ask but… How is that research with the doc going?"

Tony [Trickster] 426822

>>426811
So what's going on over here in the 39?

Chip(DD knight) 426823

>>426811
Attend to his place.
"Good morning general, not going to stay long but I just have to ask a question."
"Have we recruited enough men for the ships? I just want to ask what are the vacant works so that I can hire the appropriate men involved."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426824

>>426810
"It would really help me out. With getting to be a mare again and everything, y'know.
Mail's at the quartermaster. You're gonna have to look for Dondrums, y'know, the gryphon."

Wf+6 426825

>>426813
It's a pleasant prayer, and your meditations refresh you, if nothing else. No response, of course.

Mera mentions after some minutes of silence: "I guess you never have spoken to Her before…"

>>426815
You tap something a few feet in.

>>426817
They do, it would seem.

He sees you eying them. "I've gotta tell you, it's a bit of a seller's market right now, following that fire earlier today."

>>426818
She does do so. Please.

>>426820
"Ah been sidetracked lately… which one? I've worked wit him on a ting or two."

>>426822
It's pretty packed this time of day. Again, mostly card games. All the tables are full, though. There's also some kind of presentation going on in a showroom in the back.

>>426823
"Well, more craftsmen would be a plus. Maintaining the Roost is a battle, so we need an engineering corps. Shipbuilders, mostly."

Tony [Trickster] 426826

>>426825
Go over there to the back. Sit down in a seat and listen.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426827

>>426825
"How much would four of them cost?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426829

>>426825
I start feeling it with my claws. Can I identify it?
[1d10]

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426832

>>426825
I'll shake my head.
"Not in the normal sense, no. I'm still not certain whether not my teacher might have been an aspect of her or not, but even if it was, it's been ten very long, very quiet years."
I'll look at Mera a moment.
"What's she like?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 426834

>>426825
Nod towards the shadows, looking at the ground.
"T…that one. Resurrecting without a body and all that…"
>slightly in the future
Dolly! Let's find her.
Knock if the door is closed.
"I heard something about mail."
>>426824
"No promises. Really. If there is something I can tell you, it's I won't accept to become a kid."
And off to Dolly I go.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426837

>>426834
"Thanks for the help, anyway."
Okay, now, let's find LH wherever she is.

Wf+6 426846

>>426826
It's a seminar on the Heart of the Cards. In particular, he cites examples of drawing seemingly useless cards, like twos and threes – that end up turning into pot-winning flushes.

>>426827
"A thousand bits. And that's a damn good price, too."

That'd be 20 doubloons.

>>426829
It seems to be… another pot.

>>426832
"She's kind, and caring, and… resolute. Ambitious. Active. She always seemed to have something to do. She was not a passive Goddess, that is certain."

>>426834
"Oh, dat project. A leetle, but alluh it's theory at dis point."

>>426834
Dolly is still in her chambers. She's tidying it up.

"Back again?"

Wf+6 426847

>>426837
Rumor has it she's headed into town to the sofa and quill store.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426850

>>426846
I pick up the pot with my tail and tap my way back to wherever there is enough light to see.

Light Heart [Warlord] 426852

>>426846
I rub my forehead
"I see."
Looks like the cheaper alternative will have to do then…
Hammocks. Look for hammocks. How much would nine of them cost?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426854

>>426847
Fly there then!
Is she really there?

Felfire [Necromancer] 426855

>>426846
"Yeah, imagined as much…"
Shake my head.
"Well, maybe it's time I work on it. Maybe. I'll go talk with doc…"
Exit the room and have that chat with Emrille.
>Dolly
"Yeah, Emrille dropped by, said there was something for me waiting."

Sion 426857

>>426846
Keep listening.
Also look around, is that Knave of Clubs pony here?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426858

>>426846
"I can't imagine her being in the moon is doing wonders for her…"
I'll shake my head.
"I do wish I could have heard Her voice as you have, though. That was actually one of the main reasons I kept throwing myself at the hydra for all those years. I just wanted to hear her voice."
I'll scratch the burnt stubble of my beard.
"But, I suppose I found someone just as important. Had I known you were there, I would have tried talking with you before, well, we found each other like that."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426860

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426863

>>426860
Fly up next to her.
"Hey there. Got a minute or two to spare and chat?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426867

>>426863
"I can spare a moment of my time, yes."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426869

>>426867
"Good, I have two things to talk about."
Hesitate.
"Make it three."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426871

>>426869
"I am listening."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426874

>>426871
"First thing first, I think you've got mail."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426876

>>426874
I raise a brow
"Indeed? I am not certain how that is possible."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426878

>>426876
"Officer's mail. I was confused too.
Just go to the quartermaster to pick it up…"
Narrow my eyes.
"I'm not sure which quartermaster since you are on a different ship now, but I think you should try Doldrums."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426882

>>426878
"Ah, I see. I was unaware there was such a thing in existence. Thank you for notifying me, miss Emrille."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426884

>>426882
I nod.
"Tell me about it, I was officially an officer but didn't even know about it because of the mail! Thankfully, Abilio told me about it.
Which brings me to my second… well, this would be sort of a favor."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426888

>>426884
"Do tell. I would be happy to help."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426892

>>426888
"I need you to be shrunken by Abilio. And Rosemary too. And just about anypony who would be willing to cooperate with him. Just for some harmless tests."

Chip(DD knight) 426896

>>426825
I nod at this
"Thanks sir, Chip will head out to see if he can recruit the correct personnel for that."

Head back to the statue that leads to the secret graveyard. Is the place still full of people or is ti now safe to go underground>?

Wf+6 426897

>>426850
It is filled with a black liquid.

>>426852
Get the to a tailory.

They have them for 20 bits a piece. In all, that would be 3.6 doubloons.

Of course, you could just keep inviting everyone to your bed and buy one hammock for Wark. Plus Skylight sleeps with Curry, and Rosemary with you.

>>426854
You arrive.

>>426855
"There's a letter, yes."

>>426857
Nowhere to be seen. Mysterious.

They chat about how decks and dice have memories regardless of what mathematicians tell you.

Wf+6 426900

>>426896
There are less ponies now, but still quite a few.

Worst case, you could always spend this time going around to recruit allies for your effort. Like your old friends from previous raids, like Emrille or Light Heart, or even Felfire.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426903

>>426897
"Why do we even have a postal service between the ships?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426905

>>426892
I raise a brow
"I see. How long would these 'tests' take?"

>>426897
Yes, but I want everyone to be present in my cabin. Even Spring, Summer and Mera.
I could just ask them to bring their own hammocks… the fleet has plenty of them right?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426907

>>426905
"I don't know. Not long, I think. They would be short, from what I guess."

Chip(DD knight) 426911

>>426900
I just frown a bit, this is like admitting I am not strong enough to tackle one guy.

But whatever go around and find Light Heart.

Wf+6 426913

>>426903
"It's for official correspondence only. Paper records you'll want to keep a hold of."

>>426905
The fleet has some hammocks mixed in with bunks.

Wf+6 426914

>>426911
Emrille and Light Heart are in the tailor shop.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426915

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426916

>>426897
I close it and place it in a pouch then go back to the room and feel around the place I found it. Are there any more?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426917

Gah, where am I now?

Felfire [Necromancer] 426918

>>426913
Blink in stupor for a second.
"Well that's new. What is it?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426920

>>426907
"I suppose it could be an interesting experience. You have my blessing, miss Emrille."

>>426913
I'll just have some of those be redirected to my cabin instead then. That should fix it.

Tony [Trickster] 426927

>>426914
"So a die would remember what rolls it did? Do you think that effects the rolls?"
I ask one of them.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426929

>>426920
Grin.
"Thanks. That helps me a lot.
Now, for the third… Wark is not easily bored, right?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426931

>>426929
"You would need to ask him, miss Emrille."
Motion at Wark

Wf+6 426932

>>426858
She shrugs. "Sometimes things just don't work out that way. I'm sure She has her reasons. And besides, we're together now."

She pauses. "As associates, I mean."

>>426917
Morning, tagging along with Skylight and Spring to the temple.

>>426918
"Paper is a sort of material that's used for writing on, and is made out of processed wood pulp."

>>426927
"Certainly. All dice rolls are based on previous rolls."

>>426929
>>426931
He gives a very bored look.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426935

>>426932
Do I need to roll?
>>426916

Wf+6 426940

>>426916
You… put the pot in the pouch?

Your pouch feels wet from the spilled black liquid.

You run into another pot very quickly.

Chip(DD knight) 426944

>>426920
>>426929
I approach the two of them.
"Looks like you two are having fun. it seems."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426945

>>426932
Remain speechless for a moment before moving close to where this foreign and totally unknown material is.
Sigh
"So… Where is this letter?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426946

>>426932
I'll chuckle slightly.
"Well, hopefully one day we'll be more than that. Friends, at least."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426947

>>426944
"Oh, hey.
You could say that."

>>426932
>>426931
Nod.
"Riiiiight… could I borrow him for about an hour at noon?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426950

>>426940
So I can carry it, yeah. If it doesn't have a tight fitting lid I would have assumed Seekkill would adjust it so the pot was sitting upright. If that doesn't work can Seekkill have carried it back to the entrance and left it there instead?

Light Heart [Warlord] 426951

>>426944
I nod at him as he approaches.
"Business, mister Chip."

>>426947
"You should ask him, miss Emrille, not me. I can miss him for an hour, but that would mean I'd have to delay my assignment given by Landgrave."

Wf+6 426954

>>426945
She produces it from a stack.

"Here we go. To Miss Felfire of Pillager's Fancy."

It's sealed with the commodore's seal.

>>426946
She smiles. "Perhaps."

>>426950
Sure, you drop off the pot near the entrance.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426955

>>426951
"Is it a problem then?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426956

>>426954
I go back and grab the other pot and bring it back to the entrance. I repeat this until I can find no more pots.

Chip(DD knight) 426958

>>426951
>>426947
"Business it seems, hell dont I look decent saying the word 'business'. Pretty rare for such a word to came out of my mouth aye?" I smiled at the two of them.

I then give them an odd look.
"Look. Can I just.. you know ask you two something if its alright?"

Wf+6 426959

>>426956
Roll three times.

Felfire [Necromancer] 426960

>>426954
Well that's fancy.
"Thank'you Dolly.
Hey, found out nothing about the book?"
Let's walk over to the end of the room, near the exit.
Read the letter.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426963

>>426958
"That depends on what it is."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426964

>>426955
"Possibly, but not too serious. Once again I must ask you to specify your request with master Wark."


>>426958
"Of course, I am listening, mister Chip."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426965

>>426959
[3d10]

Roll #1 9, 9, 2 = 20

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426966

>>426954
Well, I guess we'll just relax a little here for the moment, before heading back to the ships. Maybe walk along the beach. Would be nice to watch the sea a little.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 426971

>>426932
"Why are we going to the temple again?"

Chip(DD knight) 426974

>>426963
>>426964
I give them a serious look.
"I need to borrow you two."

Tony [Trickster] 426976

>>426932
"So if I rolled 3 times bad, the die would give me a good one next? Or how does this work?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 426978

>>426974
"I see. Do elaborate."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426983

>>426974
"Borrow?"

Chip(DD knight) 426988

>>426974
>>426983
…………
"Borrow your time I mean, hey dont give me that look."

I then scratch my head.
"Look I am here to ask you two to help me kill this one guy in Reptil. A politician actually."

Wf+6 426989

>>426965
You move many of the pots, containing many different things, to the entrance of the temple. Near the end, you move one filled with rocks, but trip, sending them skittering across the floor. Unfortunately, these rocks are flint, and a spark causes the gas-filled room to light, burning you severely and destroying the contents of the remaining pots.

Still, you got a good nine of them out. They contain:
-Oil
-Oil
-Oil
-Flint
-Flint
-Unidentified Black Liquid
-A journal
-A preserved pony heart
-A salve

>>426960
"I'm working on it. Should have something by the end of the day. I've had the move to worry about, you know."

Notice of Recognition of Leadership Consideration Notification with Requisition for Notification Arrival Pending Information Deliverance

This notice signifies the recognition that you have been considered for fleet leadership and serves as notification of your need to presently report to your ship's captain and fleet's commodore for further review in the next week.

This is not a letter of commission.

Signed,
Smitts


>>426966
"If we stay up too late, neither of us will be in the mood to watch Summer tomorrow. She wants to see a magic show."

>>426971
"Your mother expressed an interest."

>>426976
"Not always. Sometimes the die really wants to give you four bad rolls. Perhaps as karmic payback for misdeeds."

Light Heart [Warlord] 426992

>>426988
I perk my ears
"Oh? Please, go on. Time is a fickle matter."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 426993

>>426988
I relax a bit and smirk.
"Cool.
We can do that in the afternoon no problem."

Felfire [Necromancer] 426994

>>426989
"Hey, you could have asked for help!"
Put the letter away.
"Gotta run now."
Find Smitts.

426995

>>426989
I spread the salve on my burns.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 426997

>>426989
I'll nod slightly.
"True. Invigorating as the night air is, duty demands we be rested."
I'll think a moment.
"So, has Light Heart made her intentions with the doctors known to you as well? That she wants them to join her in her cabin on the Sirocco?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 426998

>>426995
>some of the salve

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427000

>>426989
"Oh."
I tug on Spring's leg.
"Why are we going to the temple again?"

Chip(DD knight) 427002

>>426992
>>426993
I smiled.
"Great."
"Have you two heard a stallion named Russo? Political enemy of pegasus named Cloud. Some pony wants him dead or gone from this place. You two want to help me with that?"

Wf+6 427004

>>426994
He's in his new office on the Eagle's Roost. It's a maze of a ship, but you navigate it in time.

>>426995
You ease the pain considerably, but you're still badly hurt.

>>426998
You had it right. There was just one charge of it.

>>426997
"She hadn't mentioned it to me. Seems nicer than a prison. And in any case, Luna will protect her, wherever her apartments."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427005

>>427002
Nod.
"If it pays.
A job is a job, after all."

Light Heart [Warlord] 427007

>>427002
"Yes… I believe I could aid you with that matter. When would this 'hit' happen?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427008

>>427004
I'll nod.
"But that doesn't mean we can be lax in our duties. So we'll be joining them, if there's room. And as friendly as some of the pirates are, I'm going to be dragging what we brought from the temple along with us."
And then we went back to the ships and snoozed.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427010

>>427004
I open up the journal. Is it written in the spirit language?

Felfire [Necromancer] 427012

>>427004
Knock and wait for his answer to enter.
"Got some interesting paper in the mail, this morning.
So how does it work?"

Chip(DD knight) 427013

>>427005
"Anytime? But nigthtime would most likely be a good time to hit him."

>>427005
I scratch my head.
"How much?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427015

>>427013
"How much did you had in mind?
A doubloon or two?"

Wf+6 427016

>>427010
No… it is instead written in the common tongue. It seems to have been written after the previous inhabitants of the temple had left, in what your lore calls the First Ascension.

>>427012
"I thought you weren't interested in ranks or prestige, Miss Felfire."

>>427008
"Fine by me."

Zzzzzz
+1 Point

Light Heart [Warlord] 427018

>>427013
"Yes… yes… I agree, of course. Very well, I will aid you. We can meet at the fleet in the evening, if that pleases you."

Spring Water [Doctor] 427020

>>427000
"Because you agreed to it?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427021

>>427016
>>427018
While we chat, turn to Wark again.
"So, would you be up to something easy? Namely, standing in front a door for an hour or so."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427023

>>427020
I scratch my head.
"Why'd I agree to it? I don't remember agreeing to it…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 427024

>>427023
I sigh
"Well if you want to go do something else… go ahead."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427025

>>427016
It's morning. Join Spring, Summer, et al.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427028

>>427024
"Huh? I don't even remember why we're going! I just asked why we were going there…"

Chip(DD knight) 427030

>>427015
"Alright a doubloon then, I hope its enough." I smile at this.

>>427018
Just give her an odd look.
"Alright, all of us three will meet at the fleet by evening. I will have to go town and gather more info on the guy. Again thanks."

Wf+6 427031

>>427021
He grunts. "Ah only take work that interests me. That work sounds pretty borin'."

>>427025
>>427028
Skylight chimes, "There was the suggestion of a magic show, if you prefer."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427034

>>427030
Nod and grin.
"This cheap just once, and only because I'm aching to shoot something already."

>>427031
"You always seem bored though."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427035

>>427031
"A magic show certainly sounds like something that you might enjoy, miss Seas. And who knows, we might even find new companions for our travels while out and about."

Spring Water [Doctor] 427036

>>427028
"Well… why not go there?"

>>427031
"It's all the same to me…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427037

>>427016
"Better to be top than bottom. And I don't count on living my whole life as a raider, not really."

Tony [Trickster] 427038

>>426989
"But how does a die remember that?
Is that because of the Heart of Cards?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427039

>>427030
"Excellent."

>>427031
"Master Wark, feel free to stay and chat with miss Emrille. I will not be needing you for the time being."
Leave the shop.
Find the town hall of Reptil, if possible.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427040

>>427031
I place the journal and the heart in an empty pouch and poke the black liquid with a claw.

Chip(DD knight) 427042

>>427039
I nod at this,

>>427034
"Great, I promise you can shoot this guy, or any other guards of his that stands in the way."
I then look at the little filly for a moment, then kneel down and whisper.
"If you have a moment, is it really true you shot a prisoner of ours?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427043

>>427031
>>427035
>>427036
I scratch my head in confusion and scrunch up my face, tripping as I concentrate on thinking too much and looking back and forth between everyone speaking.
"Ow…"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427045

>>427043
"Well, where would you like to go? The ships aren't leaving until the tide does, so we've got some time."

Wf+6 427050

>>427034
He shrugs.

"There's rarely enough fightin' ta keep me interested."

>>427037
"You came awfully quickly after receiving that letter."

>>427039
It's kind of a mad house. It looks like the Sofa and Quill guy wasn't lying. Lot of burned and collapsed buildings around here, and smouldering ruins of smoke, but it's out now. A debate is going on between two pegasi on the steps.

>>427040
It is very thick and viscous, but does not stick to your claw at all. No ripples form at all, either. It's eerie, in that sense: no manner of tilting the bowl causes it to spill or shift at all, but it is certainly liquid. You would best describe it as the ghost of a liquid.

>>427043
Skylight and Mera give you concerned looks. "Are you alright?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 427052

>>427043
Keep her straight with my telekinesis
"Watch your step Summer…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427054

>>427050
Hmmm…
Listen to the debate, ask one of the other listeners who these two are.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427055

>>427042
"Maybe yes, maybe no.
I don't fuck around. Is that answer good enough?"

>>427050
"Look at it this way, after something that boring even a bar brawl will be refreshing."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427059

>>427045
"I don't know what I want to do!… This city is so confusing… and mean."

>>427050
>>427052
"I'm okay, I'm okay!"

Wf+6 427061

>>427054
They're going back and forth about jobs and freedom without making any real points.

Another pony explains, "Don't let their same race fool you, they have totally different policies. Russo wants to support jobs, but Cloud King wants to support freedom. It's a pretty tough choice."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427063

>>427050
I stick that in another pouch and return to the room where I saw the first writing. Did any of the pots survive?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427064

>>427059
"Well, perhaps looking at it from higher up will give you a bit more a view to understand things."
I'll shrug.
"And I dare say anypony that tries to be mean while we're with you is going to have quite another thing coming to them."

Chip(DD knight) 427066

>>427055
I grin.
"Slightly, I was just confirming it or not. I dont want you shooting those prisoner of ours that I particularly cared and look about."
"But its good enough.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427067

>>427050
"I've got a little time to kill before a packed evening. And you have me hella interested."

Chip(DD knight) 427069

>>427066
With that settled I head out and go around town to ask people if they know where Russo and Cloud resides/where they rest for the night.
'1d10'
Also where are they right now?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 427072

>>427061
"Aha. I see. How long have they been debating? And more importantly how much longer will they be debating?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427076

>>427064
"Um… let's go to the temple then?"

Tony [Trickster] 427077

>>427061
I ask him.
"So are dice….alive in a way?"

Wf+6 427080

>>427063
Afraid not. They are cracked, and shattered. No oil left. There are some odd ashen remnants in a few, but they're too charred to view. Looks like something was submerged in the oil.

>>427067
"I see. Well, it was just a notification. Come back later. Your interest is noted."

>>427069
You won't be in town tonight, but you hear both of them are from an upper class part of town called Whiteminister.

>>427072
"Most of the day, and until the vote this evening."

>>427077
"Very much so."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427083

>>427076
>>427080
To the temples, if the rest are following.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427084

Wf+6 427087

>>427055
"Not interested."

Wf+6 427088

>>427083
You arrive.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427089

>>427080
I go inspect the bridge room. How wide is the bride? Is there enough room for me to fly down like I did in the room with the bird carvings?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427090

>>427088
I take a look around.
What temple is this? What's it like?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427091

>>427087
"Fuck… What if I fight you afterwards for compensation? Non lethally."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427093

>>427090
And Mera and I will be keeping her company. Now that it's day, can I see anything interesting while we walk about? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 427095

>>427080
Nod and turn around.
"Talk to you later, Commodore."
Now, let's go to town. See if the dress is read- It's still early morning, uh? Guess that'd be no use, but a stroll might be nice.

Chip(DD knight) 427096

>>427080
"Whiteminister? Thanks."

Can I ask anyone for direction to this so called place? Perhaps I could go there and scout it at a distance.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 427097

>>427080
I think for a second.
"If they're alive, there is a way to communicate with them, yes?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427100

>>427080
"I see…"
Hmmm… Maybe… No… that's insane.
I like insane things though… But first…
"Mister Cloud King! Mister Cloud King! I need to speak to you, sir! In private!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 427101

>>427088
Look around for a bit

Wf+6 427105

>>427089
Very much so. However, the fire grows very intense below and the passage is impassable.

>>427090
It's totally nondescript marble. Nondenominational. There are a few columns, but nothing else. Not even a roof.

>>427091
"Wha' part of not interested do you not get, ya bed-wettin' imp?"

>>427093
Vivid Eclipse is still here, notably.

>>427095
Stroll you do, then.

>>427096
You get directions and end up there. There are tightly packed – but nice – little houses.

>>427097
"In a way. They can listen, but can't speak. They speak only with the rolls and cards they reveal to us."

>>427100
He waves a hoof.

"See? My followers are legion and unyielding in their love for me – because I in turn love freedom. You know what's great about freedom? How free it is. And I will fight to the death to defend your freedom from these freedom haters."

He continues like this for quite some time, forgetting your statement entirely.

Wf+6 427107

>>427101
Successfully observed a bit.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427109

>>427105
I frown.
"This isn't a very good temple…"

427114

>>427105
"Mister Cloud King! Mister Cloud King! I need to talk to you this instant!"
Command?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427115

>>427105
I leave the temple and look around the outside of it. Is there anything of interest here?
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 427116

>>427105
"And what would….for example, the knave of clubs tell about a pony?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427117

>>427105
So he is. I'll have to talk to him in a moment.
>>427109
"No, it is a bit… one-sided in its worship, isn't it?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 427118

>>427107
Yay!

>>427109
"It sure is… plain."
I scratch my head

Chip(DD knight) 427119

>>427105
"Hmmmm…. "
Look around the place and ask a local which house does Russo live? Tell them I was a friend of sort.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427121

>>427105
"Fine, I guess if that is out of your leauge then."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427122

>>427117
>>427118
"Why'd we come here again?…"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427123

>>427122
"You asked? And it might be nice to say a little prayer to Luna while we're here."
Can I find a nice spot to do so? '1d10' Don't lead anyone to it yet, just look.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 427125

>>427105
Back to the shop I mean. At least I could get the hat now!

Wf+6 427126

>>427114
"And so do I need to talk to you concerned citizen – about your freedoms."

He continues his rambling.

Command is not AWIYE. DC is 11 for Cloud King to become a minion.

>>427115
You step out onto the steps and trip down the flight of stairs, injuring your other wing. Looks like you're hiking home tonight on land.

>>427116
"Usually a reliable friend, though the position can make that meaning vary."

>>427119
You get side-tracked starring at a little filly in someone's yard. You think you see her mother going over to get some guards. Better keep moving.

>>427121
"Aye, guess so."

>>427123
You can't find anywhere nice. Every time you sit down, Tirekian worshipers trample over you to get to a sermon.

>>427125
So you do head back. The shop looks a little crispy, but mostly unharmed.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427129

>>427126
I start the long walk back to the ships and make sure to go around the city instead of through it.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427130

>>427126
How much of the town burnt down, exactly?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427131

>>427123
>>427126
I frown.
"Luna can only respond through dreams though… Can't we go?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427132

>>427126
"Fine, be incompetent then."

Chip(DD knight) 427134

>>427126
"Oh…. oh!"
Take note of the house and the filly's looks. Perhaps I would visit her if we got here.

Also get out!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 427139

>>427129
It takes until late in the morning, 4 AM, but you finally get back, exhausted, beaten, bruised, and burned.

>>427130
Very little burnt all the way down. In most places, just the roofing got scorched through. Thatch catches much more quickly than the wood below.

>>427132
"And you as well, ya teensy little bog warbler."

>>427134
Got away safely!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427142

>>427139
Bah.
Fuck that, I don't need it anyway.
Let's find Curry.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427146

>>427139
"Looks like I missed a small show…"
Let's see if the mare from yesterday is still here.
"Madamoiselle? Êtes-vous ici?"

427147

>>427126
I could go get Sitar to help me with that but… Bah.
Let's try something else… Take out some paper from my notebook and try to forge a document that states that I am an envoy from Canterlot palace.

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427149

>>427126
Hrmph.
>>427131
"Well, that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to talk to her every now and again otherwise, miss Seas. That would be like going to your mother only when you need healing, and not bothering to stop by every so often to say hello or have a drink."
I'll shrug.
"But, that's neither here nor there at the moment. Where would you like to go next?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427151

>>427139
I secret away the things I found with the rest of my stuff near my nest then lay down inside it until I pass out.

Wf+6 427155

>>427142
You track Spring, Summer, Mera, Skylight, and Curry to the local temple.

>>427146
"Oh, vous revenez. Oui, j'ai votre robe prête. Permettez-moi de l'arrière. Pour la robe et le chapeau, à une centaine de bits."

That's 2 doubloons.

She brings it out. You'd rate it as a '1d10+4'/10 dress.

>>427147
Seems pretty legit.

>>427151
ZZzzzzzz

+1 Skill Point

You dream of the skull cloud. Haunting.

Roll #1 7 + 4 = 11

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427158

>>427155
What's with the fucking temple fetish?
Let out a whistle to get Curry's attention and motion him over.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427160

>>427158
I'll flick an ear, but it is rather hard to hear such a tiny voice over the hubbub of the temple.

Light Heart [Warlord] 427161

>>427155
I smirk and fly up to the podium
"MISTER CLOUD KING! IN THE NAME OF HER HOLINESS, PRINCESS CELESTIA, I MUST SPEAK TO YOU IN PRIVATE!"

Chip(DD knight) 427162

>>427139
I let the time pass by before I go back to whiteminister and sku… I mean perform reconessiance. Perhaps try again to ask the locals where Russo live. Avoid the area of the cute filly though, for now.
>rng pls
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sol 427165

>>427149
"She never said anything to me about wanting to just say hi…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427168

>>427155
After I wake upp and gather the things I found in the temple and go to Doc Peg's office. If the door is shut I try to open it and go inside.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427170

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427171

>>427160
Sigh.
"Hey, Sharkbait, come over here!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427172

>>427165
>>427170
"Just coming to her with problems leaves her no time to hear of what happens when those problems are resolved."

Felfire [Necromancer] 427175

>>427155
My eyes will be shining like a little foal's as she gets her first toy.
"C'est la plus belle robe que j'ai jamais vu! Et vous avez fait tout cela en une seule nuit?"
Grasp it and hug it like a precious treasure.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427177

>>427172
"I didn't come to her with problems though! She visits me when I sleep…"
>>427171
I frown as I hear her.

Tony [Trickster] 427179

>>427126
"Can you teach me about the meaning of the cards?"

Wf+6 427181

>>427161
He scrunches.

"Well that's… It can't wait until after the election? Fine…"

He steps over and sends in an understudy that just repeats "Freedom" over and over.

"Make it quick. Canterlot or not, I have an election to win."

>>427162
You can't get anyone's attention.

>>427168
Doc Peg is not present inside. He must be out.

>>427175
"J'ai commencé avec une base."

>>427179
"If you're willing to listen."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427185

>>427181
I look around the ships for Spring and Summer.

Chip(DD knight) 427186

>>427181
Last try to ask of Russo's place, before I get unwanted attention.
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 427187

>>427181
"Il va adorer!"
Two doubloons it is, pay her.
"Pouvez-vous emballer il?"
I'm so fucking happy right now.

Spring Water [Doctor] 427189

>>427177
I sigh
"I wish she would visit me too some day… it's been a while since I spoke with her…"

Tony [Trickster] 427194

>>427181
"I'd sure love to know about them."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427195

>>427189
"I can ask her to tonight! And visit mister Curry and miss Mera too"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427271

>>427171
After Summer, Spring, Skylight, and Mera have chosen their next destination and I've promised to meet them there, I'll see what Emrille wants.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427272

>>427271
"Took you long enough. I ain't got all day."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427273

>>427272
I'll shrug, and then just wait for her to talk.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427274

>>427273
Roll my eyes.
"You can talk now.
You won't get skinned for it, and neither will I. And if you do it just to annoy me, then you are just inviting trouble."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427275

>>427274
I'll roll my eyes.
"So?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427276

>>427275
"Let's test this 'obidience' of yours. I need you to do two things fo me."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427277

>>427276
I'll raise an eyebrow, but wait until she outlines what she wants.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427278

>>427277
"The second one is easy.
During the afternoon or something, you will have to swing by Abilio's office, let him shrink you down to an adorable lovely wubely little colt, do his thing with the experiments and turn you back before you know it. Got that?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427280

>>427278
"I assume this is as a field test for your own growing. What's the first one?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427281

>>427280
"Can you keep your trap shut about it, not like the fucking last time?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427284

>>427281
"We'll see what it is first, and if it's agreeable, then staying quiet about shouldn't be hard."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427288

>>427284
"You'll even enjoy it I bet.
But you can't fucking rat me out on this one, got it?!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427290

>>427288
"Fine, spit it out."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427291

>>427290
"A little while before noon, you are going to take Summer and Mera to enjoy some icecream, then go to a playground. It's on the way to the entertainment district. You can't miss it. And you will be there and enjoy yourselves for an hour or two at the least."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427293

>>427291

"Are you planning what I think you're planning?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427294

>>427293
"What am I planning?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427296

>>427294
"From the sounds of it, you want me to run interference for you while you try and talk with Spring without interruption, at least when it comes to miss Seas."
I'll shake my head.
"It's rather sad, actually, that you can't have just asked her yourself. And what of Tela? You continuing to pursue Spring will probably not improve her opinion of you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427299

>>427296
Facehoof.
"I did ask her. Who do you think was whining the whole fucking time?
And you really don't get it, do you?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427303

>>427299
I'll shrug.
"You've never really seemed to give up your romantic pursuit, so it was a fair assumption. Regardless, I can't make any promises concerning miss Seas, as she has a habit of not wanting to sit still, especially here. If she puts her mind to it, I don't doubt she'll at least try to give us the slip."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427305

>>427303
"Just keep her on the fucking playground, for two fucking hours, and I will fucking promise both you, and that whiny little cunt, that they can be fucking happy after today, because I got some good fucking news for her fucking mother, and no fucking harm will come her."
Breath out.
"Did you get all that?!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427310

>>427305
"A few more fucks and I'm pretty sure I would have gotten it down."
I'll shrug.
"And what's just stopping you from saying please? I may not be able to get you two hours, but I can swing maybe 45 minutes to one hour. Though why you'd need that much time to tell her something is beyond me. Unless you're taking her to lunch as well."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427312

>>427310
Clap at his brilliance.
"I don't care how, but pin down her attention."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427317

>>427312
"Anywhere I should keep her away from, or are you having lunch in town?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427320

>>427317
"Away from the fleet. I got a room and everything."
Sigh.
"One fucking doubloon… that greedy bitch."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427321

>>427320
"So long as it's just a lunch, with no ulterior motives… I can at least try, I suppose."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427322

>>427321
"You are not going to spoil my 'surprise' to Spring, but Tela and I are together now. And she would impale me on her sword if I cheated on her. So don't you worry about that shit."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427333

>>427322
"I wouldn't plan on that, of course. It's good news, and I'm glad that she seems to have knocked a little sense into you. Is Tela going to join you for your lunch as well? That seems like something she'd like to be a part of."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427334

>>427333
"No, she is not. It's just between Spring and I."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427337

>>427334
I'll raise an eyebrow.
"Why not?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427344

>>427337
Tap my front hooves together.
"Sort of…like a break up…"
Shake my head.
"You nevermind that!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427346

>>427344
I'll shrug, and then just pat her on the head.
"You're cute when you try and take responsibility for things. You should do it more often."
And I'll turn to leave.
"Try not to take too long coming out with it, thought. Summer is smarter than you think, and I'm a terrible liar."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427347

>>427346
"Wait!"
Flutter in front of him.
"Don't screw this up. Do this and…. just don't screw this up."
Reach back for the teddy bear I woke up with this morning, and toss it to him.
"You can, I dunno', use this if she gets fucking antsy again."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427352

>>427347
I'll look quizzically at the teddy bear.
"I don't quite see how a stuffed animal would distract her for too terribly long, though. It's not like she's going to sit in the middle of the street and hug it."
I'll sigh.
"And so long as you don't do anything that puts some meat to her worries, you shouldn't worry. That's all there is to it."
I'll set the bear on my back, so it's like a small rider.
"We'll see how things go, Emrille. Hopefully your lunch will pass peacefully, and you and Spring may part on better terms."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427356

>>427352
"Don't cheer in advance, I'm not going anywhere.

And… just say Spring will catch up. And if she's getting real worried, just tell her Abilio needs her help, and he is not to be disturbed. Or something."
Narrow my eyes again.
"Don't screw this up."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427357

>>427356
"So long as you aren't doing anything that merits being broken up, then you'll have no fears, Emrille. Now go enjoy the day."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427359

>>427357
"Yeah, you too. Now don't forget what I said.
Shoo."

Wf+6 427581

>>427185
They're not around. Some of the menials suggest they went out to the temple. Intelligence surrounding Doc Peg points toward the local apothecaries.

>>427186
No dice.

>>427187
She nods and gets it out so you can wear it out.

>>427194
"Cards are split into two categories: major arcana, and minor arcana. This is something of a misnomer, however, because the information from one arcana is never less important than another, though some tend to take more dramatic forms, like Death or True Love. And as I said – position matters. The most important is whether the card is inverted or not. I assume you can guess what that would imply."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427582

>>427581
Right, before I catch up with Spring and crew, is that Eclipse guy still floating about the temple area?

Wf+6 427583

>>427582
He is.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427584

>>427581
I ask for directions to the local apothecaries then start walking to them.

Sion 427585

>>427581
"Inverted means the opposite of the normal card?"

Sylt 427586

>>427581
Oh yes.
I feel like a prety mare now.
Can't wait to show it to Fervy…
I will need the right shadow for this.
Maybe this will remind him of back then.
And maybe we will kiss again like that time.

Stop fantasizing and go back on the streets.
Did the fire hinder the market district's activities at all?

Light Heart [Warlord] 427587

>>427181
>>427581
My post disappeared for some reason… Dammit.
I nod
"Mister Cloud King, I am a representative of a certain gentlestallion who would like for you to win this election. As such, I will ensure that you win it. In return, we would like your cooperation with certain matters and become a partner of us."

Tony [Trickster] 427588

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427589

>>427583
Grand. Off to pester him.
"Ho there, sir Eclipse."

Sateo [DD monk] 427590

>>427581
If I'm not on the second day I'll sleep until I am.

Wf+6 427591

>>427584
The nearest shop is here in the wharf district, a small stone shop called Potent Potables.

>>427585
"Not exactly, but that's the general idea, yes. Of course, this is all in tarot reading territory. There are ways to read every type of pattern, from numbers to signs."

>>427586
Very much so. The streets are mostly abandoned now. Good for you, I guess.

>>427587
"What did you have in mind? More assassins?"

>>427589
"You return, minus entourage. Welcome back, comrade."

>>427590
ZZzzzzz

You dream of the distant spring you drew water from. You should meditate on your spiritual awakening today.

Tela [Spellsword] 427592

>>427581
I was together with tony last time, but I'm guessing he moved on already.
I guess I'll just… talk to someone. Emrille said Abilio needed more test subjects so she could be turned back into a mare quicker… I guess I'll visit Abilio in that case

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427593

>>427591
I stick my head inside. Is Doc Peg here?
[1d10+3]

Roll #1 8 + 3 = 11

Light Heart [Warlord] 427594

>>427591
"More assassins? Was there an attempt already then?"
I wave a hoof
"That is one option, yes. The other is discrediting mister Russo so he loses the election."

Sateo [DD monk] 427595

>>427591
God idea. Nothing like a morning meditation to start your day '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427596

>>427591
"Yes, though I can't quite leave them for long. They're also followers of the moon, and there is some small safety in numbers. And my partner, Mera, is with them. They can survive without me for the moment."
I'll shake my head.
"But that's not why I called out to you. I was wondering whether you would like to join us on the fleet we came in on when we leave port this evening."

Tony [Trickster] 427597

>>427591
I nod. "That's more about divination…but what does that have to do with gambling?"

>>427592
You can still come over if you like.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427598

>>427581
>>427591
I'm still at the temple?

427599

>>427591
Great for me, but bad for tourism. All shops closed? The apothecary? The local library…

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 427600

>>427592
Fullmaster Abilio is in his cabin.

>>427593
He is. Peg is chatting awkwardly with the elderly earth pony mare that is running the register.

>>427594
"This is rather short notice. Here. Take my card. Why don't you get back to me when you have some results? I'm going to go campaign in down town."

He hoofs you a card and calls out to his support staff, "We're going down town, move the table."

>>427598
You didn't say you left.

>>427596
"I meant your other entourage. The one you came with before. As to that, I have to give you the same answer I gave last time we met: only if you can confirm your destination."

>>427597
"Quite a bit. Once you can read the dice, you know how they will fall, and that means you can follow them more easily. Of course, the most important part is knowing that winning isn't everything."

>>427599
Most everything in this district is closed with a few exceptions, but zoning in Reptil is a joke. There are shops in other districts.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427601

>>427600
I walk over to him and wait for a lull in the conversation before speaking.
"Seekkill need Doc help."

Sylt 427602

>>427600
I'm not okay with wandering alone though.
Not here.
What's the nearest district?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427603

>>427600
I'll frown slightly.
"Fair enough. As it stands, I think only the commodore and his navigators really know, and I'm loathe to pester him with questions, as my currently being on his fleet is rather precarious at best. But I'll see what I can find, and once I confirm the location, I'll shall return here to look for you. But that will likely take a few hours, since I am technically on escort duty today."
I'll nod to him as I turn to go.
"With luck, we'll be going in the same direction."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427604

>>427600
I tug on Spring's leg.
"Can we gooo?… This place is boring…"

Tela [Spellsword] 427605

>>427600
Knock knock!
"Abilio? I'm here for that… test stuff you talked about."

Wf+6 427606

>>427602
The Wharf District and Red Light District border this district directly. Through the Red Light District you can reach the Administrative District, which connects to the Wharf District and Housing District.

>>427601
"Need help?"

He gestures vaguely at the door and begins walking off, waving briefly at the shopkeep as he leaves.

>>427605
"Ah. It would seem little Emrille is more persuasive than she seems. I honestly didn't expect her to get anyone. Well, come in. I just need to collect some data before we start. What is your special talent?"

>>427603
He nods. "Fare well, comrade."

Tony [Trickster] 427607

>>427600
"Interesting..but, this really all sounds incredible…just predicting dice rolls like that. Could you maybe give me a small demonstration?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427608

>>427606
"Yes."
I follow him.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427609

>>427606
>>427604
And then I'll meet back up with the others.
"Well, miss Seas, where do you wish to go next? A playground, perhaps? Or a magic show? Or perhaps you have an idea?"

427610

>>427600
I nod
"Very well. Although I advice you not to dismiss us when we do have results."
Leave this place.
Now… Discrediting is definitely a possible route to take here. I could forge some documents that put Russo in a pickle.
Take a sheet of paper, sit down somewhere on my own and start writing down a report on how Russo is a wanted criminal who has committed several crimes, including but not limited to arson, rape, piracy, theft, murder, vandalism and so on.

If I can spread rumors like these… his amount of votes should go down… hopefully.

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

Sateo [DD monk] 427611

>>427606
Meditation, did I do the right thing for that deer.. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 427612

>>427606
Let's go check the wharf, see if there are shops open here of all places.
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Tela [Spellsword] 427613

>>427606
I snort
"Sharp things."
Pat my flank with a hoof
"I've been using all sorts of knives and blades since I was a filly. So yeah, I know my way around a fight."

Spring Water [Doctor] 427614

>>427604
I sigh
"Summer please… you're doing an awful lot of complaining today…"

Wf+6 427615

>>427607
"Certainly. This die will be a six."

'1d6'

>>427608
"Yes?" He asks, uncertainly, as he leads you into the clinic.

>>427610
After few minutes of work you realize that the speech has ended. You look up and see Russo looming right above you.

"Those are some nasty rumors you're writing there, girl."

Scanning your peripherals, you seem to be completely surrounded by Russo supporters.

"I do believe some corporal punishment is in order."

Roll to evade.

>>427611
>>427595
You spend your morning clearing your thoughts and playing over the events of the past day in your mind. You're not sure that it brought you any closer to an answer or particularly more enlightened, but you do feel refreshed.

+1 Skill Point. You can spend these by talking to trainers.

>>427612
A little smattering of everything. Doc Peg and Seekkill just left and apothecary. There are gun shops, whaling shops, smithing shops, and more.

>>427613
"Skill with a sword? Interesting. Okay, that shouldn't be too hard to set up. Are you ready?"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tela [Spellsword] 427616

>>427615
"Sure, whatever. Hit me up."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427617

>>427614
I fold my ears down.
"I'm sorry…"
I guess I look around again.
Is there anything interesting here? Any interesting people? Even nearby stuff?
'1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 427618

>>427615
Inspect if the die isn't loaded or anything '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427619

>>427615
"Seekkill wings not working and Seekkill covered in burns."

427620

>>427615
Uh oh.
Very bad.
Really bad.
Can I fly out of here?
"Please, I am a government official. These are no 'rumors'."

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427621

What's the time at the moment?

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427622

>>427615
Seeing as how everyone is off doing their things, let's walk around town for a bit and see if we can find anything of interest or value.

[1d10]

Roll #1 5 = 5

Sateo [DD monk] 427623

>>427615
Alright, did we restock our food yet?

Spring Water [Doctor] 427624

>>427617
"Well… don't you have something you want to do? I'm all ears if you have better suggestions…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427625

>>427615
>>427619
Cross paths with them and wave at both.
"Hey guys.
Found any of the more… Interesting shops?"
Look at Seekkill.
"What on earth happened to you?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427626

>>427625
I guess I'm saying this while still on the way to the ship.
"Burned. Seekkill need metalwings help. Follow Seekkill."

Felfire [Necromancer] 427627

>>427626
"C-"
Roll my eyes on follow, giving up on the town.
"You owe me one though."

Wf+6 427628

>>427618
It's a totally legitimate die.

>>427616
His horn glows and an aura surrounds you. A few seconds later, you're looking up at a towering desk. Turning around, you can see you no longer have a cutie mark, you're a filly, and all your weapons and armor are heavy.

"I have something more appropriate for your size."

He tosses a dagger down to you.

"The purpose of this exercise is to ideally replicate your original cutie mark so I can study the process further. I think I can set up some test dummies. In the mean time, get acclimated."

>>427617
There's a playground nearby. Inside the temple, there are priests wearing funny hats, and an armored paladin who is praying to a moon statuette.

And Skyly promised magicians in the entertainment district.

>>427619
He rubs some ointment onto your wings as his horn glows. You're back to perfect health.

>>427620
He brings a hoof down on your face, crushingly, slamming you through the bench into the pavement.

Cheers of "Liar!", "Deceiver!", and "Slanderer!" go out. As if things couldn't get worse, your heart takes this moment to stop, and you seize up.

Light Heart: 0/5h, 3/5w
>Wark
>Onik
>Rosemary

>>427623
Probably. You swing back the kitchens, and it looks like lockup was opened recently. The quartermaster can get some out if you're hungry, but food will be 'served' around noon.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427629

>>427627
"Yes. Seekkill taking you hunting later. What Metalwings know about Com-yoon? Can talk with dead if dead have no mouth?"

>>427628
"Thank you Doc."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427630

>>427628
I'm not getting what's the time at the moment, it seems.
Let's find Light Heart.
Even if Wark is useless, I need something.

Light Heart [Warlord] 427631

>>427628
Okay.
No problem. Just calm down and try to stabilize myself. '1d10'
Rosemary can heal me. '1d10'
Onik and Wark can maybe try to hold the crowd off '2d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6 / Roll #2 4 = 4 / Roll #3 6, 8 = 14

Tony [Trickster] 427632

>>427628
Color me impressed.
"That's really impressive, sir. I'm sorry for doubting you but, well you know how many frauds there are in the gambling business."

427633

>>427628
I laugh and look myself over
"Holy crap… that's weird."
Pick up the dagger and clench it in my teeth
"Rawr!"

Roll #1 6 = 6

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427634

>>427628
Guess I keep looking and see if something interesting catches my interest.

[1d10]

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sateo [DD monk] 427635

>>427628
Noon, that's not a long wait, I'll just walk around the beach, maybe I can find someone interesting. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 427636

>>427629
"Yeah, can do that."

Wf+6 427637

>>427629
He nods.

>>427630
She's getting beaten up in town square.

>>427631
You pop a nitro pill and your heart relaxes, but you don't get up.

The crowd keeps its distance as two of your minions fend them off, but they continue their angry calls.

Rosemary tries to heal you, but Russo trips her painfully.

"Now that just ain't no way to be, girl."

>>427632
"Of course. Though being right isn't really the point of the exercise."

>>427633
You are small enough to comfortably ride on your own saddle now. You must be about Emrille's size.

You feel yourself being picked up, and then you realize you have been levitated onto Abilio's desk. After you arrive, he pulls a doll out of a hat and ties it to a stake before hammering that into the desk itself.

"There we go. One training dummy, filly-sized."

>>427634
There's a diamond dog wandering the beach. He looks hungry.

>>427635
As you wander the beach, you run into an old unicorn that has food sticking out of his bags.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427638

>>427636
"Good. Metalwings know how read pony runes?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427639

>>427637
That motherfucker.
Get up! '1d10'
Onik and Wark can continue their thing '2d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2 / Roll #2 7, 9 = 16

Felfire [Necromancer] 427640

>>427638
"Runes? Maybe. Are you talking about tartarian?"

Did that book actually teach me tartarian?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427641

>>427637
Fire a shot in the air.
"YOU FUCKERS BACK OFF FROM HER OR THE NEXT BULLET WILL BE IN YOUR SKULLS!"

427642

>>427637
I take out the dagger from my mouth and snort
"You might wanna stand back, pal. I'm a professional. Even when I'm this small."
Shank the dummy.

Roll #1 7 + 1 = 8

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427643

>>427637
"Hey there! You seem far too down on such a day like this. Say, have we meet before? You seem somewhat familiar, like I just missed you out of the corner of my eye."

Offer him a piece of bread if I'm carrying some.

427644

>>427639

Roll #1 8 = 8

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427645

>>427640
"Seekkill not know what it called. Metalwings know alone place where ponies not hear?"

Wf+6 427646

>>427641
'1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 427647

>>427645
Raise a brow.
"You will have to be more specific than that."

Sateo [DD monk] 427648

>>427637
>>427643
I smile and accept the bread "don't believe we've met Sir. Me name is Sateo." take a big bite.

Tony [Trickster] 427649

>>427637
"I suppose it's more about knowing reading the dice correctly and being right about how they fall is merely a side-effect?"

Tony [Trickster] 427650

>>427649
>knowing and reading

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427651

>>427647
"Seekkill want read something alone, but Seekkill not know how read pony runes. Seekkill trust metalwings more than other ponies. Seekkill want metalwings take Seekkill somewhere where no ponies are and help Seekkill read pony runes."

Felfire [Necromancer] 427652

>>427651
"Is this place where you got all those burns?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427653

>>427652
>the place*

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427654

>>427648
"Maybe it was another Dog. It seems that new crew I joined has a couple, and Reptil probably has many more. Oh, I should introduce myself since you did so politely already. I'm Friesian Cross."

Join him in having an early lunch.

"Tell me, are you from around here, or did you show up here with one of those ships in the harbor?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427655

>>427652
>>427653
I blink.
"No, but Seekkill have idea now. Follow."
I walk up to the deck and start stretching my wings.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427656

>>427655
"Wait a second."

Drop off the dress and hat in my room, wouldn't want to ruin them.
Take the scythe with me and go back to him.

"Ready."

Wf+6 427657

>>427639
He kicks you while you're down. You think you feel some ribs shatter…

Most of the crowd have backed off in favor of just two tough campaign supporters, which Onik and Wark tear into.

Rosemary struggles to her feet.

>>427640
You know the basics, yes.

>>427641
>>427646
A member of the crowd tackles you and starts punching. It's pretty painful, given your size.

Light Heart: 0/5h, 1/5w
>Rosemary: 2/2, 4/5
>Wark: 7/7, 5/5
>Onik: 3/3, 5/5
Emrille: 2/5, 5/5

>>427642
You go for a stab and stick it pretty good.

"Hmm… no cutie mark. Continue."

>>427649
>>427650
"More or less accurate. Though it takes many years of study to become as good as I am. That's why many choose to consult with a learned priest about how dice will fall instead of attempting to read them on their own."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427658

>>427657
Well shoot that 'member of the crowd' right in his fucking face.
'1d10+3'
Air shot

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

Sateo [DD monk] 427659

>>427654
"I be from the strong ship Eagle Roost, born an' raised at sea."

Light Heart [Warlord] 427660

>>427657
Don't move.
Rosemary pls. Save my life here. '1d10'
Onik and Wark continue to keep the rest back '2d10'

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

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427661

>>427656
I tap your wings.
"Can metalwings fly with these? Seekkill do flying for both if not."

427662

>>427657
I shouldn't be adding that +1 bonus, should I?
Keep shanking that doll!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427663

>>427628
Funny hats?
I wander over to them.
"Who are you guys? Why are your hats so funny?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427664

>>427657
Good. Is Seekkill's shadow still closed?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427665

>>427663
Following behind.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427666

>>427661
Shake my head.
"No can do. Is it far?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 427667

>>427663
Well at least she's taking initiative. Follow her.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427668

>>427666
I nod.
"Hold still. Seekkill not drop you."
I grab you and flap my wings a few times before becoming airborne.

Tony [Trickster] 427669

>>427657
"There's something I don't quite get though. You're saying it's not about winning, but then why all this gambling? If it's more about learning about the meaning of cards and predicting the future then winning, why aren't all of you spending time predicting the future of….say who's going to win the next election or what dangers are ahead for pirates?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427670

>>427659
"Well, I'm quite surprised. I was just recently employed upon the Seaworthy, which is part of the same fleet it seems. This is quite the serendipitous occasion."

Let out a laugh and smile.

"A seadog, eh? Me, I was a soldier since I came of age, and it's carried me all the way into this age, so I think I made a good choice, wouldn't you say?"

Offer him another one if he still seems hungry.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427671

>>427668
Pls.
You know I have a problem with being touched.

I'll shy away.

"Wait. Let me try to raise your shadow first, okay?"

'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427672

>>427671
Wasn't that one of the things lost in the reboot?
I land.
"Seekkill wait."

Wf+6 427673

>>427658
You pop him and he falls over. He looks dead, murderer.

You've attracted the attention of three more crowd members.

>>427660
He brings down a hoof on Rosemary's head, and there's a terrible cracking sound before she joins you on the pavement.

Wark and Onik begin to lose ground against their respective foes, taking a couple bad hits. Onik is about to join you on the ground, but Wark calls out an indeterminate insult and takes the hit, protecting Onik from terrible, terrible damage.

Light Heart: 0/5h, 1/5w
>Rosemary: 0/2, 2/5
>Wark: 1/7, 5/5
>Onik: 3/3, 5/5
Emrille: 2/5, 5/5

>>427664
It was closed once. It's fixed now. You don't know why. Perhaps you should ask Terrebonne.

>>427663
>>427665
>>427667
"These hats signify our membership in the priesthood of Discord, little nephew. Would you like to hear more about His word?"

>>427669
"Because it's not about being right. It's about playing than hand you're dealt. Reshuffling the deck – changing fate – is a bad omen. It is considered taboo."

>>427671
No luck, I'm afraid. Hard to concentrate when a spooky birdcat is touching you.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427674

>>427673
I'll frown slightly, and whisper a bit to Spring.
"We should probably direct her elsewhere."

Felfire [Necromancer] 427675

>>427673
Yep, on my list of things to do.
Pull away from spooky catbird, I know he means well.
Raise the shadow and mount on top of it.
>>427672
It wasn't a thing she had in the alternate timeline, that's a problem she has always had.
"Ready to go, lead the way."

Light Heart [Warlord] 427676

>>427673
Bad… bad…
Get up. '1d10'
Wark and Onik can use lethal means to cut these pests down '2d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 1, 4 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 427677

>>427676
Forgot to roll for Rosemary getting up again '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sateo [DD monk] 427678

>>427670
"Aye, ye be still alive so the choices must have been right for ye." eagerly accept the food. "Do ye like to play card games?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 427679

>>427673
"… No thank you."

>>427674
I nod and redirect Summer someplace else.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427680

>>427673
"Discord? Isn't he evil and mean?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427681

>>427673
Flutter up above all of them, but hold the gun up.
"See what fucking happens? Now stay fucking back, or I will show you a trick or two."
Distant shot at them, as another warning shot, not lethal this time.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 427682

>>427673
"That seems really awful to me. Knowing the future, but not being able or not wanting to change it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427683

>>427675
>>427673
I thought he only learned about it in the alternate timeline.
I fly out to the forest, landing well away from both the temple and the other settlement I saw. After that I take out the journal and give it to Felfire.
"This."

Tela [Spellsword] 427684

427685

>>427683
Journal.
What's this, tartarian? Any language I know?
Is this Hero's journal?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427686

>>427678
"To pass the time, yes. I never was particularly good at them, though."

Wf+6 427687

>>427676
>>427677
You and Rosemary struggle to your feet, but Wark takes a very nasty hit and Onik also loses ground.

You realize just HOW nasty it was when you look and see Wark has been impaled by a sword. Through the throat. He gives you an annoyed look as he gargles and dies.

>>427681
You miss, badly, and it elicits a round of laughter. Still, you're fluttering just out of reach.

Light Heart: 0/5h, 1/5w
>Rosemary: 0/2, 2/5
>Wark: 0/7, 0/5 DED
>Onik: 1/3, 5/5
Emrille: 2/5, 5/5


>>427679
Where to?

>>427680
"Not at all, dear. It looks like you have to go, but if you're ever curious, Discord will be happy to spice up your day!"

>>427682
"Such is our discipline."

>>427662
My bad.

You swing wide and fall off the table, painfully. Abilio levitates you back up.

"Going to be alright?"

>>427685
It's not by anyone named Hero. Skimming it, it is written in the common tongue, by someone named August. It seems to be a research guide of the ruins.

Wf+6 427688

>>427687
CORRECTION TO DAMAGE CHARTS:

Light Heart: 5/5h, 1/5w
>Rosemary: 2/2, 2/5
>Wark: 0/7, 0/5 DED
>Onik: 1/3, 5/5
Emrille: 2/5, 5/5

Sateo [DD monk] 427689

>>427686
I smile at you "We can play if you like, or save it for when we're on the ships." I think for a moment finishing up the bread "wanna go explore the town? It may be a while before we hit another port."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427690

>>427687
They killed Wark?
Motherfuckers.
Right, Fire Shot at the crowd, light them up.
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 1 + 2 = 3

427691

>>427687
I'll pick up Wark
"I believe the time of our retreat is now."
Get out of here. Dammit. Get someplace out of sight!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 427692

>>427687
How is it indexed? By date, by place?

Turn to look at Seekkill.
"You need help from this diary to navigate the ruins?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427693

>>427689
"I'll take you up on the offer to head into town. There's probably no place like Reptil in the known lands, and I wouldn't want you to recount to your kids how you spent your visit tossing around a few cards. Is there anywhere you'd like to visit? I've been here a bit before the ships came in, so I can be your guide for the day."

Tony [Trickster] 427694

>>427687
"But aren't all of you changing the future just by guesing it?"

Tony [Trickster] 427695

>>427694
>by knowing it

Spring Water [Doctor] 427696

>>427687
Back to the fleet, if Summer has no other suggestions anyway.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427697

>>427687
>>427679
>>427696
"Say, how about an early lunch? And then we can relax and watch a magic show afterwards?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427698

>>427687
>>427696
I have none.

>>427697
"Lunch sounds nice!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427699

>>427692
"No. Not enough time to go back to temple. Temple explode soon. Please read it to Seekkill."

427700

>>427687
I grumble
"Yeah yeah, I'm not a frail little bitch like Emmy."
Grab the dagger again and shank this goddamn doll to pieces!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 427701

>>427699
"Uh… Okay. What do you want to know?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427702

>>427701
"Everything."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427703

>>427698
Then lunch it is! Let's see if any of the restaurants are open before the fire happens.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427704

>>427702
Sigh.
"You know, I should teach you how to read one day or the other…"

How big is this thing?

Start reading it from the beginning.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sateo [DD monk] 427705

>>427693
I shrug "Anywhere fun I suppose." and I'll follow you.

Wf+6 427706

>>427690
The crowd overwhelms you and begins pulling you apart. You can feel your ligaments and muscles popping and tearing under the strain and pressure of this raving mob.

>>427691
You get bashed over the head as you attempt to leave.

You should roll for each of your minions to escape as well.

Light Heart: 3/5h, 1/5w
>Rosemary: 2/2, 2/5
>Onik: 1/3, 5/5
Emrille: 0/5, 1/5

>>427692
By room. There seems to be no date indexing at all. There are quite a few sketches of idols and wall carvings, with notes about artistic style.

It's more of a journal than a diary.

>>427694
>>427695
"Not if we do not act on it. It is not our place to defy the deck."

>>427700
You fumble the dagger, but go for a bodyslam anyway.

You just end up hugging the doll adorably.

"Hmm… you'll have to use the blade, I think."

>>427704
You begun to feel overwhelmed, and feel extremely sick. Before you can contain yourself, you vomit heavily.

…That… doesn't look good.

Your vomit has a lot of blood in it, and is glowing slightly.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427707

>>427705
"Hmm, let's stat with the central Square. Not exactly the most interesting place in Reptil, but everything tends to go through it, so maybe something you like will show up."

What would interest a dog who has always been at sea? Let's see what we find there.

[1d10]

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 427708

>>427706
For me '1d10'
For Rosemary to heal Onik '1d10'
For Onik to pick up Emrille and drag her out as well '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 7 = 7 / Roll #3 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427709

>>427706
Try to get the fuck away from there!
Please!
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 427710

>>427706
Smile a little and try not to collapse face first into the puddle of puke.
'1d10'
Fervy help if I fail.
'1d10'

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

427711

>>427706
Pick myself up
"Yeah yeah… it's just hard gettin' used to okay?"
Now… use the dagger to stab the goddamn doll. Not very hard.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 427712

>>427706
"Bu you can't know that.
Let's just suppose you're playing cards. And you know that the next hand you're going to get is going to be bad. Wouldn't that influence how much money you'd bet on that hand, if you compare it to how much you would have betted if you didn't know it? You really can't know how much you would have betted, so one way or another you're changing the future."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427713

>>427706
>>427710
I move the book out of the puddle.
Was it hit by the vomit? [1d10]
I put it in an empty pouch and grab you before flying back to the ship.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 427714

>>427708
You try to escape, but Russo trips you.

"Not today, girl."

Onik looks a little refreshed.

Onik helps up Emrille, who promptly escapes.

>>427709
You flee with great speed!

Light Heart: 3/5h, 1/5w
>Rosemary: 2/2, 2/5
>Onik: 3/3, 5/5

>>427710
>Double critfail
As you collapse into the glowing blood, your body seizes up. You are berserk.

Fervored moves to help you, but you slash him up with your scythe.

But… why?

>Fervored Freedom: 3/5


>>427713
You can't safely transport a berserk player. The book seems fine, though.

>>427711
You stab it with better proficiency, but it's still not very clean.

"Hm… continue."

>>427712
"If I did that, it would invite bad karma and cloud my visions. Then next time I thought I might be about to win big, I would make a poor prediction and lose it all, you see?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427715

>>427714
Stay at a distance, but don't get involved again.
I almost fucking died!

Light Heart [Warlord] 427716

>>427714
"And what are you going to do, kill me? Please."
TAIL IT OUT OF HERE '3d10'

Roll #1 7, 10, 5 = 22

Felfire [Necromancer] 427717

>>427714
Berserk it is!
Hold on for dear life to the scythe.
Anything that comes near, I will cut.
'1d10'
"YOU WILL NOT HAVE ME AGAIN! NOT AGAIN!"
I'll leave Fervored's actions to you.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427718

>>427714
>>427710
I take to the air.
"What wrong with metalwings?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427719

>>427707
Guess not.

Let's head towards some of the clothing vendors. Maybe a new accessory or shirt will make catch the dogs attention.

[1d10]

Roll #1 2 = 2

427720

>>427714
SHOW THIS DOLL WHO'S BOSS FILLY

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427721

>>427717
I stay in the air.
"What metalwings talking about?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427722

>>427721
'1d10' to make out what he says even if I'm gone.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 427723

>>427722
No answer, can't even hear you.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427724

>>427723
I toss a shell from one of my pouches at you.
"Metalwings! What wrong?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427725

>>427724
'1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 427726

>>427717
I feel your presence.

You wrestle with Fervored physically as you wrestle with the Tartarian mentally, and end up pretty beat up.

>Fervored Freedom: 3/5

>Felfire: 3/5h, 5/5w

>>427716
"If that's what it takes to protect the jobs of this great city, girl."

You and Rosemary escape. Onik doesn't look like she's going to, but Rosemary [critical escape effect] helps her along with a little telekinesis.

You're safe. The crowd returns to rally around Russo at his podium.

>>427719
>>427707
You are a very boring old fogey, aren't you?

At least all these wares are.

>>427720
You rip into it and get it pretty torn up.

"Well done. Still no cutie mark, though. Let's try a new approach…"

You feel yourself swell with power.

"Try again."

Tony [Trickster] 427727

>>427714
"I see. And if you don't do that, that means good karma and you get lucky more, correct?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427728

>>427726
Take a moment to catch my breath
"Well… that was a rather unfortunate string of events."
I chuckle, then wince
"Are you both quite alright?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427729

>>427726
Uh, we ever gonna get a response to >>427703 ?

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427730

>>427726
Listening to some of the voices I used to deliberate, let's try a Zoo. Let him see what he's been missing out while at sea.

[1d10]

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427731

>>427728
I approach her, beaten up as I am.
"Is that the fucker? Get me patched up and I will blow his fucking brains out!"
I fume slightly.
"If I had my fucking rifle, I could take him out from right here, right now, one clean fucking shot straight through the head…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427732

>>427724
"Retour! Ne bougez pas! Ne me touchez pas!"
>>427726
Nice to meet you scumbag.
'1d10', kick him out.
'1d10+2', hold that shadow at bay. It's gonna get me!

Roll #1 7 = 7 / Roll #2 10 + 2 = 12

427733

>>427726
"Whoa hey! What's this? This… feeling of power?"
I shake it off and go in for another shanking! Be vicious!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427734

>>427726
I perch in a nearby tree and watch Felfire carefully.

Sateo [DD monk] 427735

>>427730
accessories? I'm a young boy not a girl
My eyes light up at the exotic animals "Are they afraid of the animals?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427736

>>427731
"That he is."
Wipe my forehead with a hoof
"I was merely writing down some ideas when they surrounded me. That was most unpleasant."

Wf+6 427737

>>427703
>>427729
My bad.

In this district there are no food shops at all. Perhaps you should try one of the neighboring districts, the Wharf District or Residential District.

>>427727
"Perhaps. The dice have memory, after all."

>>427728
Rosemary rubs her head. "That wasn't very nice of him."

Onik nods, giving the same expression as ever. "It was close."

>>427730
Entertainment district. It's not so much a zoo as it is a sort of small carnival. No enclosures, just cages. They do have a wide assortment, though.

Light Heart [Warlord] 427738

>>427737
I look down
"My apologies… that was entirely my fault and you all suffered for it."
Do they need healing?
"Master Wark should come back on his own however, although I cannot imagine he will be quite so pleased with these events."

Wf+6 427739

>>427732
You bash in Fervored, dismissing him, when you finally come to your senses.

>>427733
Your newfound power only serves to propel you once again off the table.

Tony [Trickster] 427740

>>427737
"And we're back to the beginning. Maybe there's a pattern in that."
I chuckle.
"Name's Tony, by the way."
I offer him my paw.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427741

>>427736
"Got one of the fuckers at least. Attacked me head up. I warned them, I fucking warned them what would happen."

>>427737
Glance at Rosy.
"Hey, use your magic and whatnot, wouldn't you?"

427742

>>427739
"Ow fuck…"
Climb back on it
"Too much power… Ugh."
Let's… try a more calculated attack.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427743

>>427737
We'll try the wharf district. Should be some decent food at cheap prices there. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 427744

>>427739
Drop the scythe to the ground and gasp for air.
Try to look around for Fervy.
Call for him, see if my shadow is open.
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427745

>>427735
"Are they afraid of us? Probably not. They've been around us for so long we probably don't even get acknowledged by them. Just like people, even animals can get used to being caged."
I refocus my attention, let's think about other things.
"Come on, let's go to the petting area. Sometimes they have the big ones out and you can get real close to them. Is there any you'd like to see?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427746

>>427741
"It was rather unwise to shoot them, miss Emrille… but at the very least we managed to get away."

Wf+6 427747

>>427740
"I had a name. It's gone now."

He shakes your paw.

>>427742
You can't even climb back up on your own, it would seem. Abilio levitates you back up, safely. He adds, "Careful there, little one."

Tony [Trickster] 427748

>>427747
"Where did it go?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427749

>>427744
"Felfire! What wrong!?"

427750

>>427747
I scrunch and stick out my tongue
"Funny."
Now take down that damn doll. How hard could it be? It's an inanimate object!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427751

>>427746
"So what, let him beat me up? Fuck no.
I told them I will off them if they attack you, or me.
And that's exatcly what I did."
Strech a bit.
"Fucking hell, they messed me up…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 427752

>>427749
"…Spirits."

Light Heart [Warlord] 427753

>>427751
I nod
"They hit all of us quite hard. We will need to gather more aid for this…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427754

>>427752
"Spirits attack metalwings for reading journal? Seekkill not know spirits do that to metalwings. Seekkill sorry."
I fly glide to you.
"Metalwings need see Doc."

Wf+6 427755

>>427743
There are a variety of shops here. Nearby, a butcher called The Clean Cut, another called Whaler's Delight, and a few more: Sable Salads, Apathetic Apiarist, and The Spice is Right.

>>427744
Yours is still closed.

He is not around.

>>427748
"I gave it up."

>>427750
You trip. This is starting to get embarrassing.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427756

>>427753
I snarl again.
"I want to be the one to put a bullet right through his fucking brains."

Tony [Trickster] 427757

>>427755
"Why? It seems a weird thing to give up. Names are pretty handy sometimes."

427758

>>427755
Abilio better not be laughing at me…
Pick myself up and please, PLEASE cut that doll to pieces.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sateo [DD monk] 427759

>>427737
>>427745
"I don't be knowin' whar to start I be needin' to see it all!" I say excitedly "I'd never be to a place like 'tis before." What kind of attractions are open right now? and try to get a glance at the animal keeper, someone must hold the keys '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 427760

>>427755
"Goddamnit."
>>427754
"I can't… I can't bring the shadow up anymore, Seekkill."
Look at the ground, shaken.
"Please… Could you…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427761

>>427756
"I will not stop you from doing that. For now, let us return to the fleet to patch ourselves up."

>>427755
Go back to the fleet so we can unfuck ourselves.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427762

>>427755
I'm tempted to see if the Spice really is right, but I'll head us towards Sable Salads.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427763

>>427761
Follow her.
"I guess now is not really a time then?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 427764

>>427755
Salads sound nice!

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427765

>>427755
Ooh!
What's The Spice is Right?
I wander over there.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427766

>>427760
>>427755
"Yes. Hold still."
I grab and flap my wings a few time before lifting off the ground and flying us both back to the Dark Lantern.

Light Heart [Warlord] 427767

>>427763
"I believe we will require more aid for this. Mister Chip gave us this assignment after all. I can also enlist Tela for this matter."

Wf+6 427768

>>427757
"Family tradition."

>>427758
You miss again. Abilio isn't laughing, though.

He sets you back down on the floor. "Why don't you go out, get a breath of fresh air, do your stretches, relax a minute, et al., and return when you are prepared? Better to do this right."

>>427759
You can't figure out who it is. There are a lot of ponies around.

>>427761
>>427763
You head back to the fleet and regroup on the Pillager's Fancy.

>>427762
>>427762
>>427764
>>427765
Which will it be?

>>427766
Upon arriving, you see a very beaten Light Heart, Emrille, & co. two ships over on the Pillager's Fancy.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427769

>>427766
'1d10' to shut my mind for the duration of the flight..

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 427770

>>427768
"But don't you have anything other ponies refer to you as? Like a title or a nickname or something?"

Tela [Spellsword] 427771

>>427768
I grumble
"I swear, this is because of this filly body! I'm not used to it dammit!"
Hop off the table and go outside
"You better not tell this to Emmy. I swear to fuck."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427772

>>427768
I need some patching up real bad.

>>427767
"I meant, for asking you for something."
What is the fucking time?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427773

>>427768
I ignore them.

>>427769
I set you down on the deck.
"We here."

Spring Water [Doctor] 427774

>>427768
I'll… let Summer decide.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427775

>>427768
Well, let's hit both. Browse the Spice is Right, and then hit Sable Salads for an actual meal?

Wf+6 427776

>>427769
The jerking is quite the ruckus, and makes it impossible to ignore.

…Plus, his downy, fluffy feathers are pretty comfortable for riding. And it doesn't feel at all like pony flesh.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427777

>>427768
The Spice is Right!

Light Heart [Warlord] 427778

>>427772
"Oh, please do go ahead. I will not let a lost fight like that discourage me."

Wf+6 427779

>>427770
"Ah, yes. Some call me 'teacher', others call me 'dealer'. To most, though, I am 'you'."

>>427771
You run into a very beat up Emrille and Light Heart outside.

>>427774
>>427775
>>427777
It's a Prench bistro. They seem to serve both foods of the meaty and leafy variety, but all of the meats are 'lesser', non-sentient creatures, like crabs and gulls.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 427780

>>427768
>>427759
"Let's head towards the big ones first. You might not get another chance to see 'em again, even though it's like having dessert rations first."

Felfire [Necromancer] 427781

>>427776
Thanks Grogar.
>>427773
Get back on my hooves and let out a sigh of relief.
"T-thanks. I promise I will help you with that. Later.
What happened.. It was not your fault."
>>427776
And now, off to the doc.
Shakingly.

Wf+6 427782

>>427772
The time is 2PM.

427783

>>427779
Ah fuck.
Try to get back inside before they see me!

Roll #1 2 = 2

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427784

>>427779
Oh dear. I'm now quite conscious of my still mostly-burned appearance and lack of money.

Tony [Trickster] 427785

>>427779
"Fair enough. Do you know most ponies here? I came in here looking for a pony. He called himself the Knave Of Clubs."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427786

>>427781
"Okay."
I go back to my nest and commune with the heart.
[1d10]

Roll #1 5 = 5

Spring Water [Doctor] 427787

>>427779
"I'm… not sure if this is the best place for us."

427788

>>427783

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427789

>>427782
Fuck.

>>427778
"I need you to get Spring here as soon as you can. And it can't be me. Nod to Curry, he will know what to do."

Sateo [DD monk] 427790

>>427780
I nod. "Maybe they're in the center?"

Wf+6 427791

>>427780
They have some manticores in big cages near the end of the row. They are fearsome beasts and give terrible roars as guests approach.

>>427781
Doc Peg is in his clinic. He tops you off as you come in.

>>427783
Tela is not a sneaky pony. You run straight into Emrille.

>>427788
You are nearly distracted by Rosemary, but you see her.

>>427785
"I don't know of a pony like that, though I do know of a diamond dog like that."

…Wait, how high were you last night?

Light Heart [Warlord] 427792

>>427783
>>427788
"… Tela? You seem… strangely small. Mister Abilio running tests, I presume?"

>>427789
I raise a brow
"Miss Spring? To what end? I would rather her not get involved in this matter."

Tony [Trickster] 427793

>>427791
I must have been really high as shit.
Unless he was a shapeshifter or something.

I scratch my head.
"Huh, how about that…Is he around here somewhere?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 427794

>>427779
"I didn't know the Prench liked spicy foods too. I always thought that they liked… all those weird things like frogs and snails!"
I stick out my tongue in disgust.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427795

>>427791
I chuckle at Tela.
"Oh, lookie, a new playmate!"

>>427792
Roll my eyes.
"It's just a lunch. Nothing serious. But I need her now."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 427796

Tela [Spellsword] 427797

>>427791
Well fuck me

>>427792
"Fucking…"
I roll my eyes
"Yeah yeah, it's me. Abilio's using me as a guinea pig. Funny, huh?"

>>427795
"You shut your whore mouth!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 427798

>>427794
"Well, who knows, they might enjoy it. But perhaps we would have better luck at Sable Salads."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 427799

>>427797
Flutter on her back, and see if she can support me.
"Show me what you're made of, tough stuff!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 427800

>>427795
"… And mister Russo? The fleet will likely leave Reptil in a few hours. I am not certain how much time we have to spare here."

>>427797
I chuckle
"You look adorable, I must say."

Wf+6 427801

>>427793
"Haven't seen him lately."

>>427786
No answer at all. Spooky.

>>427799
She can't. She's your size.

Felfire [Necromancer] 427802

>>427791
"Doc I…"
Try to walk over to one of the beds.
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9